• Writers 'Dun Karm Psaila' Gold Proof
  • Writers 'Dun Karm Psaila' Gold Proof

Writers 'Dun Karm Psaila' Gold Proof

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A gold coin commemorating Dun Karm Psaila issued as part of the Europa Programme 2013 – European Writers. The obverse of the coin shows the emblem of Malta with the year of issue, 2013. The reverse features a portrait of Dun Karm Psaila (1871-1961) engraved by the Maltese artist, Noel Galea Bason. Dun Karm, a priest, is regarded as Malta’s national poet. He wrote his early poetry in Italian, but started writing in Maltese from 1912 onwards, becoming one of the leading figures in Maltese literary writing and in the promotion of the Maltese language. In 1921 Dun Karm wrote the verses of the Innu Malti, the Maltese National Anthem, the opening words of which have been incorporated into the coin design. Diameter 21.00mm; Gross weight 6.50gr; Finesse 0.916 Minting limit 2,000 Actual sizes of coins may vary from pictures

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