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2 Euro Count of Cavour

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2010
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.16 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 ↑↑
References KM# 328,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 317
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of the Count of Cavour’s birth

Obverse

The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810-1861), a key figure in Italian unification and early Italian liberalism, and the founder of the political newspaper "Il Risorgimento". It features a portrait of Cavour based on a painting by Francesco Hayez from 1864. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
CAVOUR RI
R
1810
2010
CM

Translation:
CAVOUR RI
R
1810
2010
CM

Engraver: Claudia Momoni

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

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

2 Euro (Count of Cavour) -  obverse

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2010 R 4,000,000 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.86 3.75 3.75 98%
2010 R 37,000 9.72 3% In Sets only
2010 R 5,000 1.1% Proof

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