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2 Euro Louis Braille

2 Euro (Louis Braille) -  obverse2 Euro (Louis Braille) -  reverse

Reverse © whitegandalf

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.26 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# 310,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 305
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille

Obverse

An hand upon an open book as is the act of reading. Above the monogram of the Italian Republic and two seagulls in flight, symbols of free and universal knowledge. Below the book the name Louis Braille written in his relief writing system and the initials of the author, with mintmark at right.
In the outer ring the twelve stars of European Union.

Lettering:
LOUIS BRAILLE 1809-2009
RI
R
M.C.C.

Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Reverse

Left the numer 2 indicating the value. At right six straight lines run vertically between the lower and upper right part of the coin. Twelve stars are superimposed on the lines, one just before the ends of each line. Below these lines there is a representation of the European continent. Above all is superimposed horizontally the word 'EURO'. Under the letter O, right, near the edge of the coin appears the monogram of the engraver (LL).

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 (Louis Braille) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

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2009 R 1,985,000 2.55 3.39 3.88 3.88 99%
2009 R 15,000 7.92 2% In Sets only

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