2 Euros World Food Program

2 Euros (World Food Program) - obverse2 Euros (World Food Program) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2004
Value 2 Euros
2 EUR = USD 2.13
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
2191
References KM# 237,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 242
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the World Food Program

Obverse

A globe tilted to the right bearing the inscription 'WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME' with an ear of wheat, an ear of maize and an ear of rice coming out from its border. The three grains representing the world's basic sources of nourishment. The monogram of the Italian Republic (and R superimposed over and I) appears to the right of the globe with a smaller combination of the letters U and P below, as initials of the engraver. To the upper left of the globe are the mint mark and the date with the twelve five-pointed stars in the outer rim representing the European Union.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
RI R
UP
2004

Engraver: Uliana Pernazza

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Edge

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

Script: Latin

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

2 Euros (World Food Program) -  obverse

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Mint

R Rome, Italy (476-date)

Comments

This coin was not included in the 2004 Annual Collectors Series nor was it sold in a separate folder. However, commemorative blisters have been issued by FAO with a charity initiative. Made available through the branches of the Bank of Italy starting from 14 December 2004.

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