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2 Euro St. Mark's Basilica

2 Euro (St. Mark's Basilica) -  obverse2 Euro (St. Mark's Basilica) -  reverse

© Numis13006

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 411
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

400th Anniversary of the completion of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice

Obverse

Façade of St. Mark ’s Basilica in Venice; in exergue, “1617” and “2017”, the year of completion of the Basilica and that of the coin’s issue respectively, flank the monogram of the Italian Republic “RI”; below, the inscription “SAN MARCO”; on the right “LDS”, initials of the designer Luciana De Simoni; above, “VENEZIA” and the letter “R” identifying the Mint of Rome; around, the twelve stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
VENEZIA
R
1617 RI 2017
LDS
SAN MARCO

Engraver: Luciana De Simoni

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely reeded with “2” and star, repeated six times,
alternately upright and inverted.

Lettering: 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 *

2 Euro (St. Mark's Basilica) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

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 Most Serene, as the the Republic of Venice was better known. The construction of the present Basilica started in 1063 i  the place where a first chapel had already been built in the 9th century to house and honour the earthly remains of St. Mark transferred to Venice from Alexandria.

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2017 R 1,500,000 2.76 3.09 3.09 3.32
2017 R 8,000 Proof
2017 R 21,000 4.42 Unc - In Sets only

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