2 Euro 1st map

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2002-2007
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.35 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 136
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 217,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 235
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

A portrait drawn by Raffaello of Dante Alighieri, housed in the Pope Julius II Wing of the Vatican City Palace, is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe. Date, monogram of the Republic and mintmark are at left of the portrait. Author's initials are below the neck.

Lettering:
RI
2005
R
M.C.C.

Translation: (RI) = Italian Republic

Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Maria Carmela Colaneri (10 February 1963, Rome) is an Italian medallist, specializing in engraving of coins and medals.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the 15 states of the European Union

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 ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

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

2 Euro (1st map) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

2002: 150.000 in BU set KMS40
2003: 100.000 in BU sets (50.000 in KMS41 and 50.000 in KMS42) - 12.000 in Proof set KMPS26
2004: 65.000 in BU sets (35.000 in KMS43 and 30.000 in KMS44) - 10.000 in Proof set KMPS27
2005: 49.500 in BU sets (25.000 in KMS45 and 24.500 in KMS46) - 6.600 in Proof set KMPS28
2006: 42.500 in BU sets (20.500 in KMS47 and 22.000 in KMS48) - 5.800 in Proof set KMPS29
2007: 39.000 in BU sets (20.000 in KMS49 and 19.000 in KMS50) - 5.510 in Proof set KMPS30

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002 R 463 402 000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.46 2.59 88%
2002 R 150 000 2.35 2.0% BU - In BU Sets only
2003 R 36 098 000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.94 3.41 21%
2003 R 100 000 5.88 1.1% BU - In BU Sets only
2003 R 12 000 0.20% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2004 R 6 925 000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.65 12%
2004 R 65 000 5.88 0.7% BU - In BU Sets only
2004 R 10 000 0.15% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2005 R 61 943 900 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.94 3.53 27%
2005 R 49 500 5.88 0.7% BU - In BU Sets only
2005 R 6 600 0.2% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2006 R 9 951 700 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 4.70 4.70 13%
2006 R 42 500 4.70 0.7% BU - In BU Sets only
2006 R 5 800 0.15% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2007 R 4 955 490 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 4.70 4.70 10%
2007 R 39 000 12 0.9% BU - In BU Sets only
2007 R 5 500 0.3% Proof - In Proof Sets only

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