2 Euro Maria Montessori

2 Euro (Maria Montessori) -  obverse2 Euro (Maria Montessori) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.27
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 200469
Numista type number (https://numista.com)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Birth of Maria Montessori

Obverse

A portrait of Maria Montessori in a geometric composition with some didactic elements drawn from her educational system. In the right field, ‘RI’, an acronym of the Italian Republic; on the left, ‘R’, identifying the Mint of Rome; on the right, ‘LDS’, initials of the designer Luciana De Simoni; at the top and bottom, the dates ‘1870’ and ‘2020’, the year of birth of the Italian pedagogue and that of coin’s issue, respectively; around the portrait, the inscription
‘MARIA MONTESSORI’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
1870
RI
MARIA MONTESSORI
R
LDS
2020

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 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 *

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020 R 3 000 000 $ 2.61 $ 3.71 $ 4.14 98%
2020 R 5 000 $ 48 2% Proof
2020 R 100 000 0.7% Special coin rolls

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