2 Euro Expo Milano 2015

2 Euro (Expo Milano 2015) - obverse2 Euro (Expo Milano 2015) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.20
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 72035
References KM# 380,
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# 371
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Expo Milano 2015

Obverse

In the field a composition symbolizing the fertility of Earth: on a semicircle standing for the terrestrial globe, a seed fed by water and about to germinate; above the Earth, a vine shoot, an olive branch and a sheaf of wheat growing out of a tree trunk; above, archshaped inscription “NUTRIRE IL PIANETA”; on the left, initials of the designer Maria Grazia Urbani “MGU”; on the right, acronym of the Italian Republic “RI” and the letter “R” identifying the Mint of Rome; in the middle, logo of the EXPO MILANO 2015; all around, the twelve stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
NUTRIRE IL PIANETA
RI
MGU R
EXPO 2015
MILANO 2015

Engraver: Maria Grazia Urbani

Reverse

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

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

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 (Expo Milano 2015) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

Milano was the location for the Expo 2015, a great event on food and nutrition.
For six months, from May 1 to October 31 2015, Milano hosted the Universal Exposition, an international kermesse where all participating countries showed the best of their food technologies to take on a world challenge, promoting healthy and safe foods which are available to all mankind as a guarantee of a sustainable and peaceful future.


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2015 R 3 463 000 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 3.50 98%
2015 R 32 000 $ 9.50 3% BU sets: 20,000 in coincard and 12,000 in the Mintset
2015 R 5 000 $ 38 1.2% Proof

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