2 Euro Plautus

2 Euro (Plautus) -  obverse2 Euro (Plautus) -  reverse

© Cyrillius

Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.43 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# 392,
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Commemorative issue

2200th Anniversary of the Death of Plautus

Obverse

Theatre masks representing two New Comedy characters, a young woman and a slave, from a mosaic of the second century AD (Capitoline Museums, Rome); around, the construction plan of a Roman theatre and ‘RI’, the monogram of the Italian Republic; on the left, ‘R’, and on the right, ‘LDS’, the initials of the author Luciana De Simoni; below, ‘184 A. C.’, ‘2016’ and ‘PLAUTO’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
RI
R LDS
184 A.C. 2016
PLAUTO

Engraver: Luciana De Simoni

Luciana De Simoni (24 March 1957, Frascati) is an Italian artist. She designed the piece of 2 Italian euro cents, featuring the Mole Antonelliana in Turin.

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 reeded with “2” and star, repeated six times,
alternately upright and inverted.

Lettering: 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 *

2 Euro (Plautus) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Comments

An ingenious forerunner of modern comedy, Plautus was born in Sarsina, a small and lively town now part of Emilia-Romagna. His originality lies in the extraordinary expressive power of his lively and flamboyant dialogue, which he borrows from common people and best interprets in his plays. The special richness of a language finely combining farce and wit is also part of his great originality.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016 R 1,500,000 3.28 4.41 3.65 99%
2016 R 23,000 5.47 1.6% In Sets only
2016 R 10,000 32.82 1.7% Proof: 7000 in single case and 3000 In Proof set

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