Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 / 09:15 am
A new coin minted by the Vatican City State depicts a woman carrying the earth in her womb. The artist who designed the coin, which commemorates Earth Day, has said the design was his response to the ecological theme he was commissioned to portray.
The Vatican City State Mint released a new series of coins Friday, with themes on migrants, Earth Day, the painter Raphael, and the Acts of the Apostles.
The 10 euro silver coin marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day. The front of the coin is the image of a pregnant woman embracing her round belly, which looks like a globe. Stalks of wheat are in her hair.
Luigi Oldiani, an Italian sculptor and Catholic who designed the coin, told CNA that he wanted to imagine "the earth as a young, pregnant woman who protects the earth - a young mother."