2 Euro European Constitution

2 Euro (European Constitution) -  obverse2 Euro (European Constitution) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.35 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2195
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 245,
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# 251
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

1st anniversary of the signing of the European Constitution

Obverse

The center of the coin features Europa and the bull, with Europa holding a pen signing the text of the European Constitution and the mintmark to the upper-left with the initials of the engraver to the lower-left. The date is in the top-right above the head of the bull and the monogram of the Italian Republic slightly off-center at the bottom with the words "COSTITUZIONE EUROPEA" forming a semicircle underneath the central image, with the 12 five-pointed stars around the outer ring representing the European Union.

Lettering:
R
2005
M.C.C.
RI
COSTITUZIONE EUROPEA

Translation: European Constitution

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 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 (European Constitution) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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2005 R 18 000 000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 4.10 4.10

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