The Italian State Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) has released a new limited edition coin (€ 5) celebrating the history of the iconic Fiat 500 as celebrations of the model’s 60th anniversary continue.
A total of just 4,000 ‘uncirculated’ coins will be minted, making each a true collector’s item.
The obverse depicts the 1957 Fiat 500 and the current model in perspective, surrounding by the words ‘Repubblica Italiana’. The reverse shows the unmistakable profile of the classic 500 with the dates 1957 and 2017 – the year the first Fiat 500 was produced and the year the coin was minted – as well as the coin’s face value of 5 Euro.
During its 60-year history, the Fiat 500 has improved the everyday life of millions of people. Today, 80% of all 500 cars are sold outside Italy.