The Republica di Montecristo was established in 2005 to protect the
conservation of the delicate habitat of the Montecristo Island (part of
the Tuscan Archipelago) between Corsica and Porto S. Stefano. The
exiled government and citizenry aims to prevent spoilage of the
environmentally protected island state. The Republica di Montecristo
has issued two coins, in 2006 and 2007. The extremely limited mintages
of these coins make them very hard to find.