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2 Euro Galileo Galilei

2 Euro (Galileo Galilei) -  obverse2 Euro (Galileo Galilei) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2014
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 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 ↑↑
References KM# 377,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 359
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei

Obverse

The design shows the head of Galileo Galilei from the painting of Justus Sustermans, 1636 (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, upside, GALILEO GALILEI; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/astronomic telescope/C.M. (monogram of the Author Claudia Momoni); on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram ‘RI’; in exergue 1564-2014. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
GALILEO GALILEI
RI R
C.M.
1564·2014

Engraver: Claudia Momoni

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 (Galileo Galilei) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014 R 6,469,000 2.21 2.21 2.21 2.76 3.31 98%
2014 R 15,000 0.7% BU - From mintset (10 coins)
2014 R 12,000 1.9% BU - From mintset (9 coins)
2014 R 4,000 1.1% Proof - From proof mintset (10 coins)

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