San Marino has release a commemorative gold coin to celebrate the Roman Catholic Church's Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is a Roman Catholic period of prayer held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), 2015 to the Feast of Christ the King (November 20), 2016. The jubilee emphasizes the themes of mercy and forgiveness.
The special proof 10 Euro gold coin depicts the coat of arms of the Republic of San Merino at the obverse. While the reverse has the image of a woman with outstretched arms giving food and drink to a poor man.
This is meant to represent the acts of mercy being carried out as instructed by the Catholic Church, whose deed is to bring the Gospel of mercy especially to those who are suffering, alone and abandoned, those without any hope. To carry out these deeds by “feeding the hungry” and “giving drink to the thirsty”. In so doing to be forgiven and to feel the love of God.
The commemorative coin is struck from .900 fineness gold and measures 13.85mm. Mintage is restricted to a total of 1500 coins. The obverse of the coin was designed by Antonella Napolione, and the reverse by Maria Grazia Urbani.
Coins are suggested to retail at €180.00 each.