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2 Euro Dante Alighieri

2 Euro (Dante Alighieri) -  obverse2 Euro (Dante Alighieri) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
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 ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 381,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 372
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante Alighieri

Obverse

Dante with an open book in left hand and the Purgatory mountain behind him: a particular from illustrations of "Divina Commedia" by Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491), realized inside "Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore", Florence; at the center, monogram of Italian Republic “RI”; on the right side, letter “R”, Rome mintage; in basso, “SP”, engraver's initials and dates “1265 2015”, rispectively birth of Dante and issuing year.

Lettering:
DANTE ALIGHIERI
RI
R
SP
1265
2015

Engraver: Silvia Petrassi

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 (Dante Alighieri) -  obverse

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2015 R 3,485,000 3.31 3.31 3.34 3.34 99%
2015 R 15,000 3% In coincard UNC

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