Category Archives: Modern 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Italy 2016 Flora in Art: Contemporary Age 20 Euro Gold Coin

Description: 2016 marks the last coin in the 20-euro gold series Flora in Art or Flora Nell Arte. The 2016 Flora in Art coin pays homage to contemporary art and features artistic female figurines adorned with floral decorative pieces. The figures are inspired by frescoes created by Ettore de Maria Bergler, a painter born in […]

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Italy 2016 Enzo Ferrari Europa Star Programme 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Enzo Ferrari 10-euro Italian silver coin features the world-known motor racing driver and automobile entrepreneur whose name is associated with some of the fastest cars known. Issued among the Europa Star Programme Series, this silver 10-euro coin is one of dozens that honor Europe’s iconic artistic and cultural icons. Enzo Ferrari was inspired […]

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