2009, European Year of Creativity and Innovation
The inner part of the coin depicts objects representing scientific research: a book, a compass, a test tube and a flask.
On the left are the three emblematic feathers of the Republic of San Marino.
On the right are the year ‘2009’ and the mint mark ‘R’.
Above is the legend ‘CREATIVITÀ INNOVAZIONE’.
Below are the name of the issuing country ‘SAN MARINO’ and the artist’s initials ‘A.M.’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.