2 Euro World Food Program

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

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2004
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.36 USD
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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2191
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 237,
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# 242
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 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 12 five-pointed stars in the outer rim representing the European Union.

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.

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 (World Food Program) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-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. These blisters are very rare

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2004 R 16 000 000 2.36 2.36 2.36 2.36 2.36 3.03 4.25

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