VICENZA — An Armenian memorial coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing won the first prize at the Vicenza Numismatica 10th international fair in Italy, Press Service of the Central Bank of Armenia informed Public Radio of Armenia.

The international jury specially emphasized the unique combination of the modern design of the coin’s obverse and the classical design of its reverse.

The two faces of the coin combine the past and the present, symbolizing not only the 500th anniversary of printing of the first Armenian book in Venice in 1512, but also the international cultural role of Armenia and its capital Yerevan.

The 10th Vicenza Numismatica numismatic fair was held in the Italian city of Vicenza in September-November, 2013.

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