2 Euro Cent

2 Euro Cent -  obverse2 Euro Cent -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2022
Value 2 Euro Cent
0.02 EUR = USD 0.021
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 130
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 211,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 229
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The Mole Antonelliana, a tower designed in 1863 by Alessandro Antonelli, is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe. Below the Mole: the mintmark (R), the monogram RI for the Italian Republic, and the initial of the author.

Script: Latin

Lettering: LDS RI R 2004

Engraver: Luciana De Simoni

Luciana De Simoni (24 March 1957, Frascati) is an Italian artist. She designed the piece of 2 Italian euro cents, featuring the Mole Antonelliana in Turin.

Reverse

A globe, next to the face value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT 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

Grooved

2 Euro Cent -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

Comments

Although still legal tender, these coins are no longer issued for circulation as of 2018. Cash transactions are now rounded to the nearest 5 Cents.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002 R 1 098 866 250 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 71%
2002 R 150 000 $ 0.09 1.8% In Sets only
2003 R 21 555 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 $ 0.47 9%
2003 R 100 000 $ 0.32 0.9% In Sets only
2003 R 12 000 0.20% Proof
2004 R 119 925 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.21 18%
2004 R 65 000 $ 0.14 0.6% In Sets only
2004 R 10 000 0.17% Proof
2005 R 119 943 900 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ 0.26 18%
2005 R 49 500 $ 0.12 0.6% In Sets only
2005 R 6 600 0.20% Proof
2006 R 195 951 700 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 22%
2006 R 42 500 $ 0.12 0.7% In Sets only
2006 R 5 800 0.17% Proof
2007 R 139 955 490 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.32 19%
2007 R 40 000 $ 0.13 0.6% In Sets only
2007 R 5 510 0.14% Proof
2008 R 134 956 400 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.53 18%
2008 R 40 000 $ 0.15 0.7% In Sets only
2008 R 5 000 0.18% Proof
2009 R 184 953 900 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 19%
2009 R 43 000 0.5% In Sets only
2009 R 5 500 0.20% Proof
2010 R 120 243 400 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.32 15%
2010 R 38 000 $ 2.11 0.7% In Sets only
2010 R 5 000 0.18% Proof
2011 R 108 954 500 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.32 14%
2011 R 40 000 $ 1.05 0.5% In Sets only
2011 R 5 500 0.20% Proof
2012 R 79 971 010 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.21 11%
2012 R 35 000 $ 0.53 0.7% In Sets only
2012 R 5 000 0.2% Proof
2013 R 149 975 180 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.16 13%
2013 R 35 000 0.5% In Sets only
2013 R 5 000 0.14% Proof
2014 R 114 969 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.05 $ 0.21 11%
2014 R 27 000 $ 0.21 0.6% In Sets only
2014 R 4 000 0.10% Proof
2015 R 120 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.53 10%
2015 R 24 000 $ 1.00 0.4% In Sets only
2015 R 3 000 0.08% Proof
2016 R 140 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.21 10%
2016 R 23 000 $ 1.93 0.5% In Sets only
2016 R 3 000 0.07% Proof
2017 R 150 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 9%
2017 R 21 000 $ 0.76 0.4% In Sets only
2017 R 3 000 0.04% Proof
2018 R 20 000 $ 1.05 0.7% In Sets only
2018 R 3 000 0.01% Proof
2019 R 40 000 $ 1.05 0.6% In Sets only
2019 R 2 000 0.10% Proof
2020 R 12 000 $ 1.05 0.5% In Sets Only
2020 R 2 000 0.03% Proof
2021 R $ 1.05 0.4% In Sets Only
2021 R 1 500 0.03% Proof
2022 R $ 1.05 0.17% In Sets Only

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