Italy dedicates 2 euro coin to health workers

Italy dedicates a new coin to health workers

The €2 coin shows two frontline workers wearing masks

with "thank you" written above them

Location: Rome, Italy

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian)MINT'S COIN DESIGNER CLAUDIA MOMONI SAYING: ''The Ministry decided to issue a commemorative coin to thank all health workers who have worked and are working so hard for our health and for us. That's why this coin is so very dear to me. It was important for me to thank these people.''

Three million commemorative coins

will be distributed in May or June

and a few thousand of the original copies

will be available to buy as collector's items