August 10, 2017 – The Republic of San Marino will issue a bimetallic 5 euro collector coin uncirculated in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the birth of Marco Simoncelli on 31 August 2017.
Republic of San Marino / 5 euros / bronzital, cupronickel / 27.5mm / 9.50g / Design: Maria Carmela Colaneri / Mintage: 76,493.
Italian professional motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli would have turned 30 on the 20th January 2017. Fate precluded him this milestone in his life on the 23rd October 2011 in Sepang, Malesia where he died in an accident during the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.
His memory lives on in the hearts and minds of many fans. San Marino, State near to his town Coriano and to the Romagna motorvalley, dedicated a bimetallic coin to Marco. The reverse of the coin shows Marco Simoncelli’s portrait.
Here, you will find an interview with the charming racer.
How it feels to ride a bike at a speed of 320 km/h, he tells you here.
His accident is to be seen in many versions at Youtube.
Maybe you want to visit the website of the Marco Simoncelli 58 Charity Foundation.