The design features a boy with a basket of fruits, painted by Caravaggio. At the top, in semi-circle, is the name of the issuing country “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO”. At the left is the mintmark “R”. At the bottom is the inscription “CARAVAGGIO” and underneath are the years “1571-2021”. At the bottom right are the initials of the artist Chiara Principe, “CP”.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
The 450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio
Date of issue