The Italian Mint will stamp workers with masks in three million coins, accompanied by the word “Grazie”, to commemorate the work of those who have been fighting on the front line against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government of Italy found a very striking way to pay tribute to health workers, in gratitude for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic: their figures will be minted in two-euro coins.
The Italian Mint began this Thursday to seal a batch of three million copies with a design that shows two health workers, one male and one female, wearing masks, and accompanied by the word “Grazie” (thank you in Italian ).
Italy was the first Western country to be hit by Covid-19, and medical workers have been the hardest hit by the contagion since the outbreak came to light in February 2020.
“Last year we were hit by this Covid-19 tragedy, so the Ministry of Economy thought of issuing a commemorative coin to thank all the health workers who have worked and are working so hard for our health and for us” said the coin’s designer, Claudia Momoni, in Rome.
The vast majority of copies will be distributed to the public in May or June and some of the original copies will be available for sale as collectibles.
The coin dedicated to healthcare workers is part of a larger collection of 15 themes inspired by Italian history, art, sports, science, nature, gastronomy and wine.