Ufficio Filatelico Numismatico Vaticano

5 Euro Bimetallic Proof - Centenary of the Birth of Don Lorenzo Milani - Vatican - 2023


5 Euro Bimetallic Proof - Centenary of the Birth of Don Lorenzo Milani - Vatican - 2023

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The Vatican State Mint dedicates the 5 euro bimetallic coin to Don Lorenzo Milani, on the centenary of his birth. On the reverse of the coin the artist Marco Ventura represented Don Milani together with a group of boys; behind him on the left we can glimpse the small village of Barbiana and on the right we read the phrase: “I care” written on the page of a book. These elements fully represent the vocation with which Don Milani characterized his priesthood from the beginning: to deal with education and take care of his parishioners. In 1954 he founded a popular school open to young people and farmers from the surrounding area. The school was cutting edge for its time: open all year round, among the many activities foreign languages ​​were studied and study and work trips abroad were organised. It is not surprising, therefore, that the motto "I care", written on the walls of the school, is in English; this phrase represented for Don Milani the cornerstone on which he based his teaching and his commitment towards the weakest: “I take care; I care about it; concerns me."

  • Diameter mm. 27,50
  • Weight g. 9,5

Mintage 4.300 pcs.

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Data sheet

Issue Year 2023
Country Vatican City
Quality Proof
Type of Issue Various Coins

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