Italian Euro Coins

Italian Euro Coins have a seperate motif for each of the denominatios and the Commemoratives celebrate a variety of famous Italians - politicians and artists.

Italy was one of the founding members of the Euro zone and is the third largest economy (after Germany and France) in the Eurozone .It started issuing coins in 2002. Some basic facts relating to Italy.




Normal Currency Coins.


ItalIan Euro Coins, like those of Greece,have eight different motifs - one for each of the coins.

The final designs appearing on the Italian coins were in fact decided by citizens of Italy. A short list was decided on by various artists and then via the largest Italian TV station the viewers selected what were to become the designs appearing on the coins. The result is one of the most appealing set of coins in the Euro zone.


Italian 1 cent coin



1 cent - the Castel del Monte built in 1240.




Italian 2 cent coin



2 cent - a synagogue(Mole Antonelliana) in Turin built in 1863.




Italian 5 cent coin



5 cent - the Colosseum in Rome - built around 75 B.C.




Italian 10 cent coin




10 cent - the head of Venus - from a painting by Sandro Botticelli.



Italian 20 cent coin



20 cent - a futuristic sculpture by Umberto Boccioni.




Italian 50 cent coin



50 cent - the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius riding a horse.




Italian 1 Euro €  coin



1 Euro - A study of the human body from a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci.


Italian 2 Euro € coin


2 Euro - The famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri from a painting by Raffael.



Two Euro Coin Rim


Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appear the number "2" followed by "*".
This repeated six times. Each "2" is inverted with respect to the preceding and following "2".






Italian Commemorative Two Euro Coins.

 



Italian Commemorative Coin 2004 - World Food Programme

2004 - World Food Programme - depicted are wheat,rice and maize.


Date of issue   : 13.12.2004

Issuing Volume : 16 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2005 - European Constitution

2005 - European Constitution. Europe riding a bull and holding a pen and the constitution.


Date of issue   : 29.10.2005

Issuing Volume : 18 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2006 - Winter Olympics in Turin

2006 - The Winter Olympics in Turin.



Date of issue   : 10.02.2006

Issuing Volume : 40 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2008 - 60 years Human Rights

2008 - 60 years Human Rights.



Date of issue   : 15.10.2008

Issuing Volume : 2,5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2009 - Louis Braille

2009 - 200th birthday of Louis Braille (inventor of the braille script for the blind).


Date of issue   : 15.10.2009

Issuing Volume : 2 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2010 - Cavour

2010 - 200th birthday of Cavour - politician connected with the unification of Italy.


Date of issue   : 24.09.2010

Issuing Volume : 4 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2011 - Unification of Italy

2011 - 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.



Date of issue   : 22.04.2011

Issuing Volume : 10 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2012 - Giovanni Pascoli

2012 - 100th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Pascoli-a poet who was a major influence in the forming of the Italian language.

Date of issue   : 18.07.2012

Issuing Volume : 15 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2013 - Guiseppe Verdi

2013 - 200th Anniversary of the famous Italian opera composer Guiseppe Verdi.


Date of issue   : 20.05.2013

Issuing Volume : 10 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2013 - Giovanni Boccaccio

2013 - 700th Anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio.



Date of issue   : 25.07.2013

Issuing Volume : 10 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2014 - 200th anniversary Carbinieri

2014 - 200th Anniversary of the founding of the Carabinieri(Italian Police).


Date of issue   : 25.03.2014

Issuing Volume : 6.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2014 - Galileo Galileis

2014 - 450th Anniversary of the Galileo Galileis' Birthday.



Date of issue   : 17.06.2014

Issuing Volume : 6.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2015 - EXPO in Milan

2015 - Universal Exposition - EXPO 2015 in Milan.



Date of issue   : 27.04.2015

Issuing Volume : 3.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2015 - Dante

2015 - 750th Anniversary of the Dante's Birthday.



Date of issue   : 26.06.2015

Issuing Volume : 3.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2016 - Donatello

2016 - 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello.


Date of issue   : 02.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 10 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2016 - Titus Maccius Plautius

2016 - 2200th Anniversary of the Death of Titus Maccius Plautius.



Date of issue   : 21.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 1.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2017 - St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

2017 - 400th Anniversary of the Completion of St.Mark's Basilica in Venice.


Date of issue   : 22.03.2017

Issuing Volume : 1.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2017 - Titus Livius.

2017 - 2000th Anniversary of the Death of Titus Livius.



Date of issue   : 23.06.2017

Issuing Volume : 1.5 Million


Italian Commemorative Coin 2018 - 70 years Italian Constitution

2018 - 70 Years of the Italian Constitution.



Date of issue   : 02.01.2018

Issuing Volume : 4,000,000


2018 - 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ministry of Health.


Date of issue   : 05.03.2018

Issuing Volume : 3,000,000




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