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450th Anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei (born in 1564)

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Description: The design shows the head of Galileo Galilei from the painting of Justus Sustermans, 1636 (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, upside, GALILEO GALILEI; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/astronomic telescope/ C.M. (monogram of the Author Claudia Momoni); on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram “RI”; in exergue 1564-2014.
Issuing volume: 6,5 million coins
Date of issue: June 2014
Official Journal: C160 27.05.2014

 

Announced issue: 200th Anniversary of the foundation of Arma dei Carabinieri.

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Description: The design shows a reinterpretation of the sculpture "Pattuglia di Carabinieri nella tormenta" made in 1973 by Antonio Berti; on the right, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram “RI” / 2014; on the left, 1814; up, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome); in exergue, LDS (monogram of the Author Luciana De Simoni) / CARABINIERI.
Issuing volume: 6,5 million coins
Date of issue: Still open
Official Journal: C160 27.05.2014

 

100th anniversary of the death of Giovanni PASCOLI

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Description: obverse: In the foreground a portrait of the poet from Romagna, Giovanni Pascoli, a representative figure of the Italian literature of the late 19th century. On the right the year of issue “2012” and the monogram of the Italian Republic “RI”; on the left the year of the death “1912”; the mintmark “R” and the initials of the author Maria Carmela Colaneri ”MCC”. At the bottom, the arch-shaped inscription “G. PASCOLI”.

Issuing volume:  15 million coins
Official Journal: C102 09.04.2013

 

700th Anniversary of the birth of Giovanni BOCCACCIO

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Description: obverse: head of Giovanni Boccaccio in three quarter view facing right, drawn from the fresco by Andrea del Castagno, around 1450 ca. (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, on the bottom, BOCCACCIO 1313 2013; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/ RI (monogram of Italian Republic) / m (monogram of the Author Mauri).

Issuing volume: 10 million
Date of issue: July 2013
Official Journal: C266 17.09.2013

 

200th Anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe VERDI

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Description: The design shows the bust of Giuseppe VERDI in three quarter view facing left; on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram ‘RI’/1813; on the right, R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/2013; in exergue, MCC (monogram of the Author Maria Carmela COLANERI)/G. VERDI.
Issuing volume: 10 million
Date of issue: March 2013
Official Journal: C266 17.09.2013

 

All euro-area countries

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

The 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy

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The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, three Italian flags in the wind, representing the three past 50th anniversaries - 1911, 1961 and 2011 – which illustrate a perfect link between generations: this is the logo of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. 

Issuing volume: 10 million coins
Official Journal: C085 23.02.2011, p. 8

 

200th anniversary of Cavour's birth

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The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810-1861), a key figure in the Italian unification and founder of the Italian Liberal Party and the political newspaper Il Risorgimento. It features Cavour's portrait executed by Francesco Hayez in 1864.

Issuing volume: 4 million coins

Official Journal: C62 13.03.2010, p.2

 

200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth

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The coin features a hand with the fingers passing over a book's pages, symbolising braille, the reading and writing system invented by Louis Braille for blind and visually impaired people.

Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Official Journal: C 196 20.08.2009, p. 8

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The coin depicts a man and a woman along with an olive branch, an ear of corn, a cogwheel and a length of barbed wire, representing the right to peace, food, work and freedom respectively, along with the links of a chain broken forming the figure ‘60o’. In the centre of the coin are the initials of the issuing country ‘RI’ – 'Republicca Italiana' – and at the bottom is a cartouche with the words 'Diritti Umani' – 'Human Rights.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C089 10.04.2008, p.10

 

50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome

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The coin shows the treaty with the signatures of the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving – designed by Michelangelo – of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957, giving birth to the modern-day European Union.

Total euro area issuing volume: 90 million coins
Official Journal: C065 21.03.2007, p.3

 

XX Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006

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A skier is featured together with Turin’s landmark, the Mole Antonelliana tower, and the words ‘Giochi Invernali’ (Winter Games).

Issuing volume: 40 million coins
Official Journal: C033 09.02.2006, p.6

 

First anniversary of the signing of the European Constitution

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Europa and the bull are featured in the centre of the coin. She holds a pen and the text of the European Constitution, which was signed in Rome on 29 October 2004.

Issuing volume: 18 million coins
Official Journal: C283 16.11.2005, p.17

 

Forty years of the World Food Programme

Click here to enlarge the imageThree ears of grain: wheat, maize and rice, the three grains representing the world’s basic sources of nourishment, emerge from behind a globe, commemorating the start of the World Food Programme’s fifth decade.

Issuing volume: 16 million coins
Official Journal: C313 18.12.2004, p.3 

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