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2 Euro - Franciscus Vatican Gendarmerie

2 Euro - Franciscus (Vatican Gendarmerie) -  obverse2 Euro - Franciscus (Vatican Gendarmerie) -  reverse

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Features

Country Vatican City
Pope Francis (2013-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.18 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel clad nickel center in nickel brass ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Schön# 477
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the Vatican Gendarmerie

Obverse

Vatican Guard in front of the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. At the top, in semi-circle is the inscription "CORPO DELLA GENDARMERIA 1816-2016". At the bottom, in semi-circle is the name of the issuing country "CITTA' DEL VATICANO". The mint mark "R" appears at the left of the design and the name of the designer "D. Longo" appears at the right.

Lettering:
CORPO DELLA GENDARMERIA 1816⠂2016 ⠂CITTA' DEL VATICANO⠂
R
D. LONGO
SP INC.

Translation:
GENDARMERIE CORPS 1816⠂2016 ⠂VATICAN CITY⠂
R
D. LONGO
SP ENG.

Engravers: Daniela Longo, 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 Euro - Franciscus (Vatican Gendarmerie) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016 R 80,000 32.68 95% BU
2016 R 10,000 54.02 13% Proof

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