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Offline canadacoin

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San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« on: May 25, 2014, 02:52:32 PM »
San Marino, 1 lira, 1976.  Family.

Does anyone know what the background of the 1 Lira San Marino design (1976)? Krause has a description “Crossed flags flanked by hands”. We can definitely distinguish 2 crossed flags being held between the forefinger and the thumb, but the third flag seems to be “hiding behind the stylized hand”.
Any insight to the design rationale will be appreciated.

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 07:50:37 PM »
The theme of the 1976 series is social security. I can't tell how the design is relevant to the theme, though.

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 09:13:48 PM »
Thanks Peter. The flag on the right is clearly behind the palm/wrist.

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 05:04:40 PM »
Peter,
Do you have any link/reference to the referenced theme, "Social security"? I am really curios, also what about these "dotted panel" , in the center it looks like sleeve.
Perhaps link to the designer's name/source of the artwok?
Thank you in advance

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 05:59:45 PM »
Just Google: coin "san marino" 1976 "social security"

I don't think the designer is known. These series were all produced by the Zecca in Rome, so it's likely to have been an internal job.

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 06:09:16 PM »
Christian has some booklet which has details of designers etc of pre euro San Marino coins...

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 08:49:19 AM »
Designer Mario Molteni.  I think the 2 hands holding flags and the one purposely not holding the flag are meant to represent a pluralistic society.

I think you can make out the signature molteni on the coin.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 09:31:04 AM by constanius »

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 12:19:46 PM »
Christian has some booklet which has details of designers etc of pre euro San Marino coins...

Actually I don't. :)  I kept (and am tempted to say "I happened to keep") the folder that came with the 1983 set. Just looked the 1976 pieces up in the Schön. That catalog says the theme of the '76 set (including the 500 lire piece with the tree) is "Family" while the second L.500 coin is about the 20th anniversary of the social security system. This site however says that both are about social security:
http://www.mynumi.net/1976-500-lire-argento-san-marino-sicurezza-sociale
http://www.mynumi.net/1976-500-lire-argento-san-marino-sicurezza-sociale-51285

Anyway, the only description I have for the 1 lira coin is ... "Three hands with little flags".

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 01:13:43 PM »
Designer Mario Molteni.  I think the 2 hands holding flags and the one purposely not holding the flag are meant to represent a pluralistic society.

I think you can make out the signature molteni on the coin.

Thank you

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Re: San Marino, 1 lire 1976
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 08:31:24 PM »
From the booklet...

the hands and the flags symbolize the pluralism of ideas and convictions that the citizen must be able to express with no fear whatsoever in absolute freedom. Molteni's discourse on the *public affair* begins in the name of freedom and tolerance of the Republic of San Marino.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....