Italy 2013 Euro coins BU set Giuseppe Verdi
In Italy, the euro coin designs were subject to scrutiny by a national
technical and artistic committee before being presented to the nation on
RAI UNO, Italy's largest national television station. A different
design has been selected for each denomination, chosen from masterpieces
by Italy's famous artists.
On two euro coin is a portrait drawn by Raphaël of Dante Alighieri, housed in the Pope Julius II Wing of the Vatican City Palace. Edge lettering of the €2 coin: 2*, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.
One euro coin shows the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, displayed in the gallery of the Academy in Venice, illustrating the ideal proportions of the human body.
50 cent coin shows the statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback.
Portrayed on 20 cent coin is a sculpture by Umberto Boccioni, leader of the Italian futurist school.
10 cent coin commemorates one of the greatest triumphs in Italian art. It shows one of the most famous works in the world, the "Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
5 cent design features the Flavius amphitheatre, which Emperor Vespasian began building around 75 AD and Emperor Titus inaugurated in 80 AD.
2 cent coin shows the Mole Antonelliana, a tower designed in 1863 by Alessandro Antonelli.
The Castel del Monte appears on 1 cent coin.
euro coin series comprises eight different denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10,
20 and 50 cent, €1 and €2. The euro coins have a common side and a
national side. The national side indicates the issuing country. The
common sides of the coins were designed by Mr Luc Luycx of the Royal
They show images of the European Union or of Europe and symbolise the unity of the EU. The 5, 2 and 1 cent coins show Europe in relation to Africa and Asia on a globe.
You can use any euro coin anywhere in the euro area.
Weight - 42,92 g.
Quality - BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)
Nominal - 5,88 euro
Composition Bimetallic - various
Circulation - 10'000 pcs.
Country of origin - Italy
Year - 2013