5€ Silver proof coin dedicated to the “20th Anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna”

May 1st 1994, 2.17 p.m.. At the San Marino Grand Prix, on the Imola circuit, Ayrton Senna starts the 7th lap, in first position. All of a sudden the steering column of his Williams breaks and the car crashes into the Tamburello turn, at 240km/h. At 6.40 p.m. Ayrton Senna dies at the hospital in Bologna. He was 34 years old (born in 1960). He raced in 161 Grand Prix, 41 victories, 65 pole positions, 19 fastest laps and 610 valid points. He’s been three times world Champion, in 1988, 1990 and 1991. Considered one of the greatest Formula 1 pilots, after 20 years since his death, people still remember him with enthusiasm and passion. Beyond a philatelic issue, also a silver coin designed by Marco Petta and modelled by Silvia Petrassi. The coin reproduces the portrait of the champion and the Williams FW16 single-seat car. The legends “1994”, “2014”, “AYRTON SENNA”, the value “5 EURO” and the symbol “R” of the Italian Mint complete the coin.   Due to technical problems orders of silver coins dedicated to Ayrton Senna will be processed but with delay , we ask you to be patient.