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2 Euro Donatello

2 Euro (Donatello) -  obverse2 Euro (Donatello) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 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# 393,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 384
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello

Obverse

Head of the "David di Donatello", the bronze sculpture from the Museum of the Bargello in Florence. On the left side can be seen the monogram of the Italian Republic "RI" and below two lines of the dates of the anniversary. Above the head the mintmark and at right the letters "CM", initials of the designer Claudia Momoni.
The outer ring of the coin depicts 12 stars of the EU flag.

Lettering:
R
RI
1466
2016
C.M.
DONATELLO

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 (Donatello) -  obverse

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Comments

Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi - Donatello (Florence, 1386 - Florence, Dec. 13, 1466), was a sculptor, goldsmith and italian designer. During his long career he was one of the three fathers of the Florentine Renaissance, as well as one of the most celebrated sculptors of all that time.


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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016 R 1,500,000 2.98 2.98 3.29 3.29 99%
2016 R 15,000 1.9% In coincard UNC
2016 R 6,000 1.7% Proof

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