2 Euro 2006 Winter Olympics - Turin

2 Euro (2006 Winter Olympics - Turin) -  obverse2 Euro (2006 Winter Olympics - Turin) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.38 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 ↑↑
Number N# 2199
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 246,
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# 268
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

2006 XX Winter Olympics - Turin

Obverse

To the right the image of a skier during a downhill competition while to the left is a representation of one of the most famous Turin’s landmark: the Mole Antonelliana building. The location is marked also by the name of the city below the Mole. The skier and the image of the city are separated by a dynamic, curvilinear figure and more are in the background below the skier. These are the trails left by the skies. The monogram of the Italian Republic ‘RI’ and the mintmark ‘R’ are also to the skier’s left. The date, initials of the designer are to the right and the 12 stars of the European Union are around the rim, on the ring.

Lettering:
GIOCHI INVERNALI TORINO 2006
RI R M.C.C.

Translation:
Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006
Italian Republic

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 (2006 Winter Olympics - Turin) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

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2006 R 40 000 000 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.98 3.71

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