30-second news: this €5 coin celebrates 60 years of the Fiat 500

The Italian State Mint has released a limited-run €5 coin to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500.

An original 1957 Fiat 500 features on one side of the coin along with the current model, along with the words ‘Repubblica Italiana’ (Italian Republic). The reverse shows the profile of a classic 500 with the dates 1957 and 2017 – the year the first Fiat 500 was produced and the year the coin was minted – as well as the coin’s €5 face value.

Although the coin is only worth €5 if you spend it in shops, collectors will need to pay €40 if they wish to order it directly from the Italian Mint. Only 4,000 of the coins will be produced.

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