Category Archives: Italian Coins

First Glow-in-the-Dark Coin in Sustainable World Series Honors the Tiger

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance recently issued the latest coin in the Italian Mint’s 2020 Numismatic Collection, dedicated to animals in danger of extinction and in particular the tiger. The new collector coin celebrates the elegance and strength of the tiger through an innovative artistic representation. The bronzital […]

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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San Marino: €2 commemorative coin issued in remembrance of outstanding 18th century artist Giambattista Tiepolo

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The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino has issued (27th August) new €2 commemorative coins for 2020 for the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770), who is considered the greatest painter of the 18th century and the last exponent of the glorious Venetian school

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout the […]

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Maria Montessori Commemorated on New Italian Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint ……   The second commemorative coin of the Numismatic Collection 2020 of the Italian State Mint was recently issued today by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. The coin is dedicated to Maria Montessori, the illustrious Italian pedagog who lived at the beginning of the 20th century. She became famous throughout […]

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The Coin Analyst Talks to Chiara Principe, Italian Medallic Artist and Sculptor

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Italian artist Chiara Principe has been designing and sculpting coins and medals for over a decade and has extensive training as an artist and sculptor using traditional and modern methods. Best known for her work on Vatican commemorative coins, she has received international recognition for her many accomplishments. In […]

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World Coin Profile: Rare Gold Venetian 15 Zecchini

Collectors of the Italian series, and particularly the Venetian series, will be intimately familiar with the nearly universally recognized imagery of the doge of Venice kneeling with staff in hand before the figure of St. Mark, the patron saint of the Italian city-state. This image is widely seen in the longstanding series of ducats and […]

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Gold, Silver Coins Commemorate Italian Renaissance Artist Raffaello Sanzio

Raffaello Sanzio By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins, one in silver and one in gold, to celebrate Raffaello Sanzio the illustrious artist of Urbino, on the fifth centenary of his death. The silver coin will have a circulation of 5,000 pieces in Proof, and it has a […]

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Beautiful Caballito Peso, Other World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics is pleased to present you with our new list of inventory for the month of March. We are monitoring the current situation and its impact on our business and our ability to process and fulfill any orders. While taking all necessary safety precautions, we are currently open for business and we […]

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Vatican City: New copper coin series, “Art and Faith,” featuring Michelangelo’s Pietà launched

The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico Governatorato della Città del Vaticano — Holy See will issue (5th March) new copper collector coins which focus on the theme of “Art and Faith,” the combination of which has always characterised art and distinguishes countless masterpieces preserved in Vatican City, some of which will be the subject of this new cycle of numismatic issues.
Through art, the popes over the centuries have communicated and accomplished their spiritual mission

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Vatican City: Inauguration of gold three-year coin series featuring beloved archangels

The Ufficio Filatelico e Numismatico Governatorato della Città del Vaticano — Holy See has announced (20th November) the issue of new gold coins which will launch the start of a three-year gold coin release dedicated to the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Beginning with the year 2019, the Vatican Treasury inaugurates the first of the three, featuring the archangel Michael

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Two New Silver Coins From the Italian Mint Celebrate Renaissance Art and Modern History

By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy has produced two coins: one to celebrate the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and one to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first coin, in silver with a face value of 5 euros, is dedicated to […]

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From Ancient Coins to Part 2 of the Casa Savoia Collection: Gadoury Auction 2019

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On November 15 and 16, 2019, at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel the Gadoury auction will offer something for every collector at the highest level; coins from all over the world and the second part of the spectacular collection of a gentleman from the House of Savoy: World Coins […]

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The Beauty and Art of the Duomo in Milan Celebrated on New Italian Coin

By the Italian Mint …… On October 2, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a new silver commemorative coin–made by the State Mint–dedicated to one of the most representative monuments of the art and history of Italy: the Duomo, or the Cathedral of Milan. The coin, designed by the engraver and artist Luciana […]

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Italy: Exquisite and historic Cathedral of Milan features on new silver Proof coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new €10 silver Proof quality coins (2nd October) that are part of their popular series entitled “Italy of Arts,” which was first begun in 2012. The latest coin features one of the world’s most exquisite structures whose history only enhances its beauty, the Milan Cathedral

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Italy: New colour Proof coin marks 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has launched (27th September) new €5 silver Proof quality and colour coins that mark a significant worldwide event which changed the course of international politics and aided in the collapse of communism in Europe.
This year marks 30 years since what was thought impossible actually occurred

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Italy: New colour Proof coin marks 30 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has launched (27th September) new €5 silver Proof quality and colour coins that mark a significant worldwide event which changed the course of international politics and aided in the collapse of communism in Europe.
This year marks 30 years since what was thought impossible actually occurred

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Italy: New collector coin salutes Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi, the “Champion of Champions”

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has unveiled new bi-metallic collector coins (1st August), which are dedicated to the centenary anniversary of the birth of the athlete whose accomplishments in the world of professional cycling remain legendary and are part of the cycling culture and records of accomplishment to this day. Fausti Coppi (1919–1960) was, simply, an unbeatable climber who won five editions of the Giro d’Italia

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Top 10 Results From Künker’s Summer World Coin Auctions

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, From 24 to 27 June 2019, the three summer auctions 322 to 324 took place at auction house Künker. The estimate was €5.1 million. The 1,600 bidders, which participated in the auction in person, by telephone, via internet and in writing, are the reason the results […]

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Italy: 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto features on gold Europa Star series coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has made released new gold collector coins (18th June) which are part of the ongoing Europa “the Ages of Europe” Star series highlighting the various eras of European civilisation. The specific ages, or epochs, are taken from the seven eras depicted on the euro-zone banknote series introduced in 2002

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Italian Mint Commemorates Carabinieri, Alpine Corps With New 5 Euro Commemoratives

Carabinieri 5 Euro Commem by the Italian Mint …… The State Mint of Italy is issuing two coins to celebrate the Carabinieri and the Alpini. The first coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Cultural Heritage Protection Command, and the second celebrates the centenary of the National Alpine Association. The homeland, courage, […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates Commemorative Coin to Iconic Vespa Scooter

Made with three colors, green, white and red, to resemble the Italian flag   By the Italian Mint …… The State Mint has created a new 5 euro silver coin, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that celebrates one of the most famous symbols of Italian style in the world: the Vespa. It […]

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Italy: Iconic Vespa features in latest Italian excellence collector coin series

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have made available new silver collector coins (12th April) which focus not only on Italian design and excellence, but specifically on one product to have emerged from the economic boom after the end of the Second World War, the Vespa.
It was actually in 1944 that Piaggio engineers Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini put their idea to paper and designed a motorcycle with bodywork that fully enclosed the drivetrain and formed a tall splash guard at the front

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Italy Issues Second Collector Coin of 2019 Numismatic Program

By the Italian Mint …… On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State General Accounting Office, the Ministry of Economy and Finance has issued a 5 euro commemorative coin struck by the State Printing Office and Mint. The coin presents an occasion to celebrate and remember an important institution of […]

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Italian Mint Dedicates 1st Coin of 2019 to Leonardo da Vinci

By the Italian Mint …… On the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Ministry of Economy and Finance is issuing a commemorative coin with a nominal value of 2 euros, made by the State Mint, to celebrate the Tuscan artist and inventor, considered one of the greatest geniuses […]

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Italy: National Association of the State Police service features on new silver collector coins for its 50th anniversary

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new silver collector coins (2nd October) which acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the country’s national or State Police service. Established in 1968, the Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato (ANPS, or National Association of the State Police) is committed to high ethical standards and acts as an arbiter between retired and in-service police officers

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Unprecedented Tyrant Collection of historic Italian coins at Long Beach

(Long Beach, California) August 3, 2018 — Famous gold and silver coins of Italy from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection, ranging from Gelon, tyrant of the cities of Gela and Syracuse in 485 B.C

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Italy: Art treasures of Amatrice highlighted on new €5 bi-metallic coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released (6th August) new collector coins which pay special attention to the splendid architectural riches of the town of Amatrice. Since 2015, Amatrice was recognised by Italians as among one of “the most beautiful villages of Italy,” and this is due to their renowned medieval historical centre, in addition to its famous culinary specialty, the “bucatini all’amatriciana

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Italy: New series saluting Women in Arts launches with gold coin featuring Artemisia Gentileschi

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new gold collector coins (9th July) in their “Women in the Arts” series, with a coin dedicated to the talents and memory of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1653).

Considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio, through the works of Artemisia Gentileschi, an extraordinary journey unfolds into the Baroque art of the 17th century

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Italy: Ongoing and popular “Italy of the Arts” series continues with the Cathedral of Trani

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new collector coins (9th July) which are in tribute to historic Italian art and also highlight some of the extraordinary architecture found in the country. These are the latest coins which are part of the series entitled “Italy of the Arts,” begun in 2010, and remains one of the IPZS’s most popular series with collectors

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Art of Italy Celebrated on Latest Gold, Silver Coins From Italian Mint

The Cathedral Basilica of Trani and the works of artist Artemisia Gentileschi are the stars of new coins from the Italian Mint By the Italian Mint …… Cathedral Basilica of Trani It is defined as the sentinel of one of the most characteristic cities of Puglia: the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta of Trani. […]

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Ancient Coins on Modern Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz …. COINAGE IS CONSERVATIVE. IF a denizen of ancient Rome picked up a modern American dime, he would recognize familiar symbols: a torch, an olive branch, oak leaves. He could even understand the Latin motto E PLURIBUS UNUM (“Out of Many, One”). Similarly, if that ancient Roman picked […]

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Italy: Latest silver collector coin salutes the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Pisa

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has released new collector coins (4th May) which mark the 900th anniversary year of the consecration of the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Pisa. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, along with the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, bear witness to the prestige achieved by the city as one of the most important maritime republics

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World Coin News – Silver Commemorative Celebrates 900th Anniv. Consecration of the Cathedral of Pisa

Coin Commemorates the Home of the Famous Leaning Tower of Pisa By the Italian Mint …… On May 4, a silver coin with a face value of 5 euros was issued by the Italian Mint to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta of Pisa. The Cathedral, with its Baptistery […]

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Italy: Latest gold coin issued in “Roman Emperors” series remembers the legacy of Trajan

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (22nd February) their latest gold coin which is part of their ongoing “Roman Emperors” series chronicling those emperors who have made exceptional contributions to the growth and reach of the Roman Empire — much of which is still familiar in western society such as a senate and civil service.
The latest gold coin is in tribute to Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus (53 A

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Italy Commemorates Ministry of Health on 2018 Bimetallic 2 Euro Coin

By the Italian Mint …… The Italian State Mint has issued a bimetallic 2 euro coin to commemorate 60 years of the Italian Ministry of Health. The issue is based on a silver medal made last year by the Mint and delivered by Mint CEO Paolo Aiello to the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin. Based […]

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Italy: Latest coin in the Europa Star Programme series features the Baroque period of art

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (22nd February) their latest coin which is part of the overall Europa Silver Star Programme. For 2018, the coin features the art which is part of the series “Ages of Europe — The Baroque Period” and the Europa Star Programme — an ongoing annual numismatic initiative begun in 2004

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Italian Mint Issues Next €10 Europa Star Coin, Roman Emperor Commemorative Silver Coins

By the Italian Mint ……   On February 22 the Italian Mint issued two more coins from the mint’s Numismatica 2018 collection were issued to celebrate two important historical-artistic themes: the Baroque cultural and artistic movement born in Rome around the third decade of the 17th century, and Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, otherwise known as Trajan and […]

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Italy: New silver coin salutes the XXII FIFA World Cup tournament

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have issued a new silver coin in celebration of the FIFA World Cup tournament, which will be hosted this year in Russia with venues in various cities and venues. Sadly, for the first time in the tournament’s history, the Italian team did not qualify — which was heartbreaking for many

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Modern Coins – Italian Mint Commemorates World Cup Soccer, Constitution’s 70th Anniversary

By the Italian Mint …… The 70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution and the final phase of the “FIFA World Cup Russia 2018” 21st world championships are the themes that characterize the first numismatic issues of the Italian State Mint. The two commemorative coins (featuring face values of 5 and 2 euros) dedicated to the […]

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World Coin Rarities Auctioned at NYINC in New York

News & Analysis – World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #401 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there were a large number of auction sessions for ancient and world coins at the Grand Hyatt Hotel adjacent to Grand Central Station in New York City. CNG, Goldbergs and […]

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Italy: New silver coin issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s constitution

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) have released (2nd January) a new silver coin which is in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Italian constitution, which came into force on the 1st January 1948. Italy’s post-war constitution was written by the 556 deputies in the Italian senate and Chamber of Deputies which the Italian people elected to their first Constitutional Assembly on June 2, 1946

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World Coin News – Princeton Receives Bell Collection of Gold Ducats

By Alan Stahl – Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University Library ……   The Princeton University Library Numismatic Collection has just received by bequest the Benjamin R. Bell Collection of Ducats. Bell, who worked as a coin dealer and died at a young age earlier this year, was a collector and scholar of the medieval ducats […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Venetian 40 Zecchini in Jan. 2018 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ official auction at the January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will mark an exciting inauguration of the firm’s 2018 auction season, attracting collectors from around the globe to bid on rarities including ancient and world coins and paper money. Among the most impressive highlights is a glorious Venetian 40 Zecchini from […]

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World Coin News – Italian Mint Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Fiat 500

By the Italian Mint ……   Fiat 500 enthusiasts can now purchase a limited-edition silver coin that has been specially minted to mark the iconic model’s 60th anniversary. Released by The Italian State Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) and just unveiled by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, the coin has a […]

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Italy: Latest silver coin highlights historic Sassi and the Stones of Matera as part of “Italy of the Arts” series

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (19th September) a new €10 silver Proof coin which is part of the massively successful series “Italy of the Arts.” This year’s coin is dedicated to the artistic town of Matera, located in the southern region Basilicata

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Sassi of Matera 10 Euro Silver Commemorative Coin Latest in Italy Arts Series

By the Italian Mint …… The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., according to the Decree of the Ministry of Economy and Finance no. 6619 of 27 January 2017, has provided for the mintage of the 10 Euro silver proof coin “The Sassi of Matera, Basilicata – Italy of Arts Series”. The new silver […]

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World Coins: 5 Euro Silver Proof Coin Commemorates City of Trento in Italy of Arts Series

By the Italian Mint …… Trento is a city where architecture and art, history and nature perfectly blend together, the Buonconsiglio Castle being its greatest and most important monument. The Castle is composed of several buildings from different ages, the oldest being Castelvecchio, while the Torre Aquila is famous for its Cycle of the Months, […]

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World Coins: 5 Euro Silver Proof Coin Commemorates City of Trento in Italy of Arts Series

By the Italian Mint ……   Trento is a city where architecture and art, history and nature perfectly blend together, the Buonconsiglio Castle being its greatest and most important monument. The Castle is composed of several buildings from different ages, the oldest being Castelvecchio, while the Torre Aquila is famous for its Cycle of the […]

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Italy: Latest silver coin highlights historic Sassi and the Stones of Matera as part of “Italy of the Arts” series

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (19th September) a new €10 silver Proof coin which is part of the massively successful series “Italy of the Arts.” This year’s coin is dedicated to the artistic town of Matera, located in the southern region Basilicata

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Italy: First bi-metallic five euro coin dedicated to the memory of comedian Totò

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have launched (19th September) their first bi-metallic €5 base-metal coin, which remembers the 50th anniversary of the death of one of Italy’s more memorable and irreverent comedians, known nationally by the stage name “Totò.” Born Antonio Clemente on the 15th February 1898, he was the son of Anna Clemente, a Sicilian woman of modest background, and allegedly, the Neapolitan Marquis Giuseppe De Curtis

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Italy Celebrates Francesco De Sanctis on 5 Euro Silver Coin

By the Italian Mint …… A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De Sanctis is deemed one of the greatest historians of 19th-century Italian literature as well as a leading figure of Romantic criticism. His History of Italian literature, written between 1870 and 1871, contains the fundamental principles of modern aesthetics and it is considered a […]

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Italian Mint Celebrates Cinema Star Totò on New 5 Euro Bimetallic Coin

By the Italian Mint …… Totò, stage name of Antonio de Curtis, is among the most famous Italian actors of the 20th century. Totò masterly combined folk theatre with art movie. Like other great comic actors such as Charlie Chaplin with his Charlot, he created his own “mask” that features an original, irresistible, irreverent and […]

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Italy: New gold coin features famous Italian Baroque architect Francesco Borromini

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca Della Stato (IPZS) have issued a new gold coin which remembers one of the country’s more distinguished Baroque architects—one who created some of Italy’s most memorable structures during his lifetime. Francesco Borromini (1599–1667) is considered one of the most important innovators in Baroque architecture

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Italy: New gold coin features famous Italian Baroque architect Francesco Borromini

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca Della Stato (IPZS) have issued a new gold coin which remembers one of the country’s more distinguished Baroque architects—one who created some of Italy’s most memorable structures during his lifetime. Francesco Borromini (1599–1667) is considered one of the most important innovators in Baroque architecture

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Italy: New €2 marks bi-millenary of the death of famed historian

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, or IPZS, Italy’s state minting facility have issued (23rd June) a new €2 coin which marks the occasion of the bi-millenary of the death of one of the Roman world’s most important historians, Titus Livius (59 B.C

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San Marino: World Water Day features on silver coin in BU year set

The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino have issued (26th June) their annual Brilliant Uncirculated set of euro-denominated divisional coins, including a new silver collector coin available only in the set. The eight coins included are the €2 through to the one euro-cent

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San Marino: World Water Day features on silver coin in BU year set

The Banca Centrale della Repubblica di San Marino have issued (26th June) their annual Brilliant Uncirculated set of euro-denominated divisional coins, including a new silver collector coin available only in the set. The eight coins included are the €2 through to the one euro-cent

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Italy: New €2 marks Bi-millenary of the death of famed historian

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, or IPZS, Italy’s state minting facility have issued (23rd June) a new €2 coin which marks the occasion of the bi-millenary of the death of one of the Roman world’s most important historians, Titus Livius (59 B.C

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New 2 Euro Bimetallic Coin Commemorates St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the completion of  St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice By Instituto Poligrafico & Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS) …… The most famous and impressive monument in Venice is St. Mark’s Basilica , one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture and a real symbol of the greatness of the “Serenissima” or the […]

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Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… The subject of this piece is about a gold coin most collectors of European coins know about, and it is probably the most famous gold coin of Europe: the golden ducat. But how much do you know about the coin and its huge history? […]

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Why the Gold Ducat Is One of the Most Famous Gold Coins in the World

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… The subject of this piece is about a gold coin most collectors of European coins know about, and it is probably the most famous gold coin of Europe: the golden ducat. But how much do you know about the coin and its huge history? […]

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Italy: Architectural excellence features on new Europa silver coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, have issued (15th May) their latest collector coin in part of the multinational Europa Star series, which focuses this year on the “Ages of Europe—Iron and Glass.” The Europa Star coin program is an ongoing annual numismatic initiative begun in 2004

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CoinWeek Submits a New Box of World Coins to WINGS + Results

At the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan sat down with WINGS’ President Lance Tchor to review a box of twenty new coins from Charles’ collection. Most of these coins, Charles purchased raw and submitted for grading. Lance reviews all twenty, awards WINGS stickers a number of them, and has a real […]

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Italy: New gold coin features smaller-size €10 denomination and Emperor Hadrian

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, has issued (13th March) a new, smaller-sized gold coin that also launches a new series focusing on the emperors of Rome. The first coin in the series features Hadrian (AD 26–138), who ruled the Roman Empire from 117, succeeding Emperor Trajan until his own death 21 years later

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Italy: New gold coin features smaller-size €10 denomination and Emperor Hadrian

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, has issued (13th March) a new, smaller-sized gold coin that also launches a new series focusing on the emperors of Rome. The first coin in the series features Hadrian (AD 26–138), who ruled the Roman Empire from 117, succeeding Emperor Trajan until his own death 21 years later

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Vatican City: Portrait of Pope Francis Removed from Circulation Euro Coins

The Treasury of Vatican City State (or the Holy See) announced on the 24th January that from March of this year, new 2017-dated coins and those thereafter issued will no longer carry the effigy of His Holiness Pope Francis. The decision was carried out at the behest of the pontiff, and revised designs without the pope’s portrait were submitted to the European Union’s official Journal, who published the details and images of the new circulation-type coins

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Vatican City: Portrait of Pope Francis Removed from Circulation Euro Coins

The Treasury of Vatican City State (or the Holy See) announced on the 24th January that from March of this year, new 2017-dated coins and those thereafter issued will no longer carry the effigy of His Holiness Pope Francis. The decision was carried out at the behest of the pontiff, and revised designs without the pope’s portrait were submitted to the European Union’s official Journal, who published the details and images of the new circulation-type coins

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Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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Italy: Second 2016 Coin in “Italy of Art” Series Features Ancient Sardinia

On September 23, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) issued this year’s second coin in the popular and successful “Italy of Art” series. This, the larger coin of the two, focuses on the incomparable history and beauty of the island of Sardinia

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Italy: New “Italy of Art” Series Silver Coin Now Available

On September 6, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) issued the latest coin in the popular and successful “Italy of Art” series. The new issue highlights the lovely town of Recanati, located in the Province of Macerata

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Monaco Rare Coins Announces Roman Earthquake Relief Fund

Ancient Roman Coins Offer Relief for Italy Earthquake Victims Gold & Silver Romans Purchased This Month Generate a 5% Relief Fund Donation By Monaco Rare Coins …… Since before the age of Christ, Italy has had its share of natural disasters, from the volcano of Pompeii, to the burning of Rome under Caesar Nero, to […]

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Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

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Italy’s Historical Villas and Gardens Series Continues with Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, has issued (July 8) the latest coin in its popular series entitled, “Historical Villas and Gardens,” which focuses on some of Italy’s well-known, historical, and stately homes and their environs. The 2016-dated coin features the exquisite Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

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Italy 2016 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Benedetto Croce 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: Benedetto Croce was one of Italy’s Renaissance Men, even if he was born more than three centuries after the historical period we call by that name. Croce was a philosopher, historian and politician who wrote on an array of topics, such as philosophy, aesthetics, and history. He was born on February 25, 1866 in […]

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Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

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Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

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Italy 2016 Recanati Marche Italy Of Arts 5 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Recanati Marche Italy of Arts Series 5 Euro silver coin honors the artistic contributions of Recanati, a town in central eastern Italy in the Marche region of the country. Recanati was founded in 1150 CE and in 1290 was self-proclaimed as an independent republic. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Recanati in 1798. The town has […]

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World Coins – Italy 2016 Sardinia Italy of Arts 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Sardinia Italy of Arts series features a bronze statuette of a warrior. The island of Sardinia is an autonomous region of Italy west of the mainland and is the second-largest Italian island behind Sicily, which is also an autonomous region. There have been many civilizations in Sardinia going back to ancient times, and […]

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Serenissima: Medieval Coinage of Venice

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. BETWEEN THE YEARS 1200 and 1600 a handful of feisty Italians created one of the greatest commercial and maritime empires in history. Venetians wrecked the Byzantine state, fought the Ottoman sultans to a standstill, defied a series of Popes and German emperors, and adorned their city with masterpieces […]

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Exquisite Collection of Savoy Coins at Upcoming Gadoury Sale

By Éditions Victor Gadoury…. The upcoming Gadoury sale will present a large collection of coins of Savoy featuring many great rarities. The connoisseur will furthermore find coins ranging in date from antiquity to the present time. The auction will focus on France, Russia, and, needless to add, on Monaco–not to forget the rich material from […]

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Boboli Gardens Feature on Latest Coin in Italy’s “Historical Villas and Gardens” Series

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IZPS) has launched the latest coin in their always anticipated “Historical Villas and Gardens” series, which features some of Italy’s most well-known and historically significant villas and gardens. This year’s coin features the Giardino di Boboli Firenze, or the Boboli Gardens, located in the picturesque city of Florence

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New €2 Coin Celebrates the 750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante

The IPZS – Istituto Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) have issued a new two Euro coin which celebrates and remembers the 750th anniversary of birth of Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) one of the most significant Italian poets of the late Middle Ages. Dante is remembered for his work Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (in modern Italian, Commedia) and later referred to as Divina, which is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and an overall masterpiece of world literature

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David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in overwhelming, […]

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Seizure of Counterfeit Chinese Euro Coins a First, Says Italian Police

By CoinWeek News Staff…. Sicilian investigators and Italian police seized €556,000 (almost US$693,000) worth of counterfeit one- and two-cent euro coins from a shipping container in the southern port city of Naples on Friday, December 12. According to Palermo prosecutor Calogero Ferrara, the seizure of the counterfeit coins is the largest in the 12-year history […]

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