COLLECTION Coins of the Italian Republic 2018

COLLECTION Coins of the Italian Republic 2018

The Italian mint presented the different numismatic issues of year 2018. This program includes 14 creations by the Istituto Poligraphico E Zecca Dello Stato (IPZS).

2 euro – 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the Ministry of Health

The Republic safeguards health as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest, as article 32 of the Italian Constitution reads, thus underlining the importance of the protection of health as an inalienable human right and a universal good. In 1958 the Ministero della Sanità was established – in 2001 renamed as “Ministero della Salute” – to ensure full implementation of this constitutional provision, while the attainment of its goals were entrusted to the “Servizio Sanitario Nazionale” (National Health Service), which was founded in 1978.

2 euro - 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the Ministry of Health Italy 2018

Obverse: allegory of health with symbol elements of the Ministry’s activities: Environment, Research, Food and Medicine; on the left, the monogram “RI”, acronym of the Italian Republic; above, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; at the base of the feminine figure, initials of the designer Silvia Petrassi; around, the inscription “MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE”, the years “1958-2018” and the twelve stars of the European Union.


Composition: inner part: nickel and brass

Rame e nichel: copper and nickel

Colour: silver and gold

Weight: 8,50 g

Diameter: 25,75 mm

Finish: S.U. and proof

Designer: Silvia Petrassi

Mintage: FdC 10,000 pcs – proof 5,000 pcs

Edge: fine milled with edge lettering


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2 euro – 70th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution

The interim Head of State Enrico De Nicola signing the promulgation act of the Constitution of the Italian Republic on 27th December 1947; to his right, the Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi and, to his left, Umberto Terracini, President of the Constituent Assembly.

2 euro - 70th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution italy 2018

Obverse: reproduction of the signing of the italian Constitution; above, the inscription “COSTITUZIONE” and the monogram “RI”, acronym of the Italian Republic; in exergue, the inscription “CON SICURA COSCIENZA” (“with clear conscience”), “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome and the dates “1948 • 2018”, i.e. the year of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution and that of the coin’s issue respectively; all around, the twelve stars of the European Union

Specifications


Denomination: 2,00 euro

Composition: inner part: nickel and brass

Rame e nichel: copper and nickel

Colour: silver and gold

Weight: 8,50 g

Diameter: 25,75 mm

Finish: S.U. and proof

Designer: Uliana Pernazza

Mintage: FdC 15,000 pcs – proof 6,000 pcs

Edge: fine milled with edge lettering


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5 euro – 70th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution

The Constitution of the Italian Republic was enacted by the Constituent Assembly on 22th December 1947 and came into force on 1st January 1948. It is a fundamental charter that perfectly combines rights and duties. Freedom and democracy have been thus guaranteed in our Country throughout the last seventy years to the advantage of social, economic and institutional development.

 

2 euro - 70th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution italy 2018

Obverse: allegory of triumphant Italy holding the Italian flag with green and red enamels, from a fresco by Cesare Maccari (Maccari Hall, Palazzo Madama, Rome). Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; lower right, the name of the designer “L. DE SIMONI”.

 

2 euro - 70th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution italy 2018

 

Reverse: set in a frame, dominated by the inscription “SEI LIBERA SII GRANDE” (“you are free be great”) drawn from the fresco by Cesare Maccari reproducing the allegory of triumphant Italy (Maccari Hall, Palazzo Madama, Rome), an allegorical composition made of a circle and a square, symbols of Perfection and Knowledge. The composition is completed by the star of the Italian Republic and a detail from the fresco by Cesare Maccari “Humanities and the arts” (Maccari Hall, Palazzo Madama, Rome). In the middle, the value “5 EURO”, the inscription ”COSTITUZIONE ITALIANA” and, on the pages of a book, the dates “1948 2018”, i.e. the year of the entry into force of the Italian Constitution and that of the coin’s issue respectively; below, in the middle, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome.


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 18 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 32 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Luciana De Simoni

Mintage: 5,000 pcs


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5 euro – Art treasures of Amatrice

Since 2015 Amatrice is considered among “the most beautiful villages of Italy” and is renowned for its wonderful Medieval historical centre as well as for its famous culinary speciality, the “bucatini all’amatriciana”. On August 24, 2016 the town was struck by a severe earthquake that caused hundreds of victims and destroyed most of the buildings, including examples of great architecture like the churches of St. Augustine and St. Francis.

5 euro - Art treasures of Amatrice italy 2018

Obverse: the church of Saint Augustine in Amatrice, an example of Abruzzo Gothic-Romanesque architecture; in the background, detail from the rose window on the fa.ade of the church. Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; below, architectural detail from the church.

5 euro - Art treasures of Amatrice italy 2018

Reverse: detail from the fresco featuring the Madonna and Child enthroned in the act of holding the city, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, also known as Sanctuary of the Icona Passatora, in the surroundings of Ferrazza, a hamlet in the municipality of Amatrice. On the left, the value “5 EURO” and “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; on the right, the year of issue “2018” and, in exergue, “AMATRICE” and the name of the designer “MOMONI”.

Specifications


Metal: bronzital and cupronickel

Weight: 9,52 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 27,50 mm

Finish: S.U.

Designer: Claudia Momoni

Mintage: 20,000 pcs


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5 euro – 50 th Anniversary of the foundation of the National Association of the State Police

E s stablished in 1968, the Associazione Nazionale Polizia di Stato or ANPS (National Association of the State Police) is committed to high ethical purposes and acts as a trait-d’union between retired and in-service police officers joining the Association voluntarily. The ANPS, which is present throughout the Country with 160 sections and 35 groups, as well as abroad with a headquarters in Canada, is the guardian of the national Medagliere, an extraordinary symbol of the sacrifice and devotion of the State Police personnel and of their commitment to citizens security.

5 euro - 50 th Anniversary of the foundation of the National Association of the State Police italy 2018

Obverse: logo of the ANPS, Associazione Nazionale della Polizia di Stato, combined with the number “50”. Below, cartouche with the inscription “ANNIVERSARIO”, the dates “1968”, year of the foundation, and “2018”, year of the coin’s issue, followed by the name of the designer “PETRASSI”.

5 euro - 50 th Anniversary of the foundation of the National Association of the State Police italy 2018

Reverse: detail from Pisa Cathedral flanked by a bronze tile from the Cathedral’s Door of Saint Ranieri by Bonanno Pisano. Above, the dates “1118 2018”, the year of the Cathedral’s consecration and that of the coin’s issue respectively; in exergue, the value “5 EURO”; around, the inscription “CONSACRAZIONE DEL DUOMO DI PISA”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: egal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 18 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diametro / Diameter: 32 mm

Finish:  S.U.

Designer: Silvia petrassi

Mintage: 5,000 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


 

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5 euro – 900th Anniversary of the consecration of the 1118-2018

The Medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Pisa, together with the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower, bears witness to the prestige achieved by the city as one of the most important Maritime Republics. Architect Buscheto started building this masterpiece of Pisan Romanesque architecture in 1063 as an extraordinarily harmonious combination of classical, Gothic, Lombard-Emilian, Byzantine and Islamic elements. The Cathedral rises in the centre of the piazza dei Miracoli which is also a UNESCO Heritage Site.

5 euro - 900th Anniversary of the consecration of the 1118-2018 italy 2018

Obverse: view of piazza dei Miracoli with the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower and Pisa Medieval Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. At the base of the Leaning Tower, the name of the designer “A. MASINI”; around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”.

5 euro - 900th Anniversary of the consecration of the 1118-2018 italy 2018

Reverse: detail from Pisa Cathedral flanked by a bronze tile from the Cathedral’s Door of Saint Ranieri by Bonanno Pisano. Above, the dates “1118 2018”, the year of the Cathedral’s consecration and that of the coin’s issue respectively; in exergue, the value “5 EURO”; around, the inscription “CONSACRAZIONE DEL DUOMO DI PISA”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 18 g – tolerance ±5 ‰

Diameter: 32 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Mintage:  4,000 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


 

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5 euro – The Venetian Villas – Veneto – Italy of Arts Series

The majestic Villa Pisani is an imposing dwelling of the 17th century along the enchanting Riviera del Brenta. After hosting doges, kings and emperors, today the “Queen of Venetian villas” is a national museum where 18th and 19th centuries furniture and works of art are conserved. Villa Pisani’s beauty is enhanced by an enchanting garden with its original architecture, ambitious settings and its famous hedge maze, which is one of the most important in Europe.

5 euro - The Venetian Villas - Veneto - Italy of Arts Series italy 2018

Obverse: view of Villa Pisani in Stra (Venice), one of the most famous examples of Venetian Villas along the Riviera del Brenta and an eighteenth-century work by the architects Girolamo Frigimelica-Roberti and Francesco Maria Preti. In the middle, detail of the fountain; upper right, the name of the designer “COLANERI”; below, in two lines, the inscription “VILLA/

 

5 euro - The Venetian Villas - Veneto - Italy of Arts Series italy 2018

Reverse: villa Pisani famous maze, which is made of concentric circles of box hedges and houses, in the middle, a small tower with an external double helical staircase. Above, the value “5 EURO” and the inscription “ITALIA DELLE ARTI”; on the left “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome and the inscription “VILLE/VENETE“; on the right, the year of issue “2018”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 18 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 32 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Mintage: 4,000 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


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10 euro – Trani Cathedral – Apulia – Italy of Arts Series

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta of Trani stands out above a strip of land stretching on the wonderful, blue Adriatic Sea. Due to its location, this fine example of Romanesque-Apulian architecture made of a light coloured limestone has become one of the most famous cathedrals in the world and also a sentinel guarding the town.

10 euro - Trani Cathedral - Apulia - Italy of Arts Series italy 2018

Obverse: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a masterful example of Apulian-Romanesque architecture. Arch-shaped decorations drawn from the Cathedral’s sculptures. Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; on the left, the name of the designer “U.PERNAZZA”.

 

 

10 euro - Trani Cathedral - Apulia - Italy of Arts Series italy 2018

Obverse: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a masterful example of Apulian-Romanesque architecture. Arch-shaped decorations drawn from the Cathedral’s sculptures. Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; on the left, the name of the designer “U.PERNAZZA”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance Å} 3 ‰

Weight: 22 g – tolerance Å} 5 ‰

Diameter: 34 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Uliana Pernazza

Mintage:  4,000 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


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10 euro – The Baroque – Europa Star Programme Series

The Baroque, an artistic and cultural movement flourishing in Rome around the third decade of the 17th century as its highest expression, was moved by the aim to surpass the perfect, smooth figures from the Classical period with more daring, rich and elaborate forms. Exuberance and theatricality, dramatic tension and strong light-and-shade contrasts are distinguishing features of an age inclined to be represented and celebrated gorgeously.

 

10 euro - The Baroque - Europa Star Programme Series italy 2018

 

Obverse: within a circle inscribed in a five-pointed star, a woman face representing Italy, with figurative elements drawn from the emblem of the Italian Republic: the cogwheel, oak and olive branches. Above, between two points of the star, a towered crown; below, the Europa Star Programme logo and the name of the designer “COLANERI”; below, on the right, “R” identify

 

10 euro - The Baroque - Europa Star Programme Series italy 2018

Reverse: detail from the statue of Santa Veronica by Francesco Mochi (Basilica of Saint Peter’s in the Vatican) mingled with sculptural decorative elements by Bernini and Borromini which are representative of Baroque art. On the left, vertically, the inscription “IL BAROCCO”; above, the value “10 EURO” and the year of issue “2018”; below, the name of the designer “COLANERI”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance Å} 3 ‰

Weight: 22 g – tolerance Å} 5 ‰

Diameter: 34 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Mintage: 4,500 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


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10 euro – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

The final phase of the 21st FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia from 14th June to 15th July 2018. An important date for millions of football fans around the globe, eager to see thirtytwo national teams from the five continents compete in the stadiums of eleven Russian host cities for the most important trophy.

10 euro - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 italy 2018

Obverse: a sequence of football moves relating to the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP sporting event in Russia are reproduced on a soccer ball; on the right, the name of the designer “V. DE SETA”; around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”.

10 euro - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 italy 2018

Reverse: figurative elements representing the Russian cities that host the World Cup encircle the official logo of the “FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018™” sporting event; on the left, the letter “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; in exergue, the value “10 EURO”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

TitFineness: legal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 22 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 34 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Valerio De Seta

Mintage: 6,000 pcs

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


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10 euro Marco Polo – Explorers Series

Born in the Republic of Venice in 1254, Marco Polo is considered one of the greatest voyagers and explorers of all time. Together with his father Niccol. and his uncle Matteo, he travelled along the Silk Road and reached China. Marco Polo collected his travel journals and descriptions of the places he visited in the “Book of the Marvels of the World”, also known as “The Travels of Marco Polo”. This work inspired Cristoforo Colombo’s journeys and represented an important source of information also for the composition of the famous Fra Mauro map of the world.

10 euro Marco Polo - Explorers Series italy 2018

Obverse: portrait of Marco Polo, from a detail of a mosaic by Enrico Podio in Tursi Palace, Genoa. In the background, stylized elements of oriental architecture with floral decorations. Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; on the left, the name of the designer “PETRASSI”.

 

10 euro Marco Polo - Explorers Series italy 2018

Reverse: Marco Polo’s family on its journey through the East to the court of Emperor Kublai Khan in a composition with details of the miniatures drawn from the “Book of the Marvels of the World” by Marco Polo and Rustichello da Pisa, a work conserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. Above, the inscription “MARCO POLO” and Chinese ideograms meaning MARCO POLO; in the centre, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; on the right, the value “10 EURO”; in exergue, the year of issue “2018”.

Specifications


Metal: silver

Fineness: legal 925 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 22 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 34 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Silvia Petrassi

Mintage:

Edge: discontinuous coarse milled


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10 euro Trajan – Roman Emperors Series

Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, universally recognized as one of the greatest Roman emperors, was declared Optimus Princeps already during his lifetime. He was Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 A.D. Thanks to Trajan’s actions and to his great military, administrative and political capabilities, under his reign the empire reached its maximum territorial, economic and cultural extent.

10 euro Trajan - Roman Emperors Series italy 2018

 

Obverse: right-facing portrait of Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 A.D. Around, the inscription “REPVBBLICA ITALIANA”.

 

 

10 euro Trajan - Roman Emperors Series italy 2018

 

Reverse: the triumphal arch of Trajan in Beneventum, erected by resolution of the Roman Senate at the junction of via Appia and via Traiana, on a route connecting Rome to the port of Brindisi. As attested by the inscription on the attic, the arch was completed in 114 A.D. In the field, within the arch, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; on the left, the value “10”, on the right, “EVRO”; above, the year of issue “2018”; in exergue, the inscription “TRAIANVS” and the name of the designer “MOMONI”.

Specifications


Metal: gold

Fineness: legal 900 – tolerance ± 1 ‰

Weight: 3 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 13,85 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Claudia Momoni

Mintage: 1,500 pcs

Edge: scallops / scallops


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20 euro Artemisia Gentileschi – Women in Art Series

Through the works of Artemisia Gentileschi an extraordinary journey unfolds into the Baroque art of the 17th century: the artist’s original and sublime painting technique combines the experience of her contemporaries with that of the old masters. An amazing artist and a woman of temperament, an icon of women struggling for their talent to be recognized, Artemisia tells the story of courageous and determined women and enchants with the use of colours, light effects and shadows reminiscent of Caravaggio.

20 euro Artemisia Gentileschi - Women in Art Series italy 2018

 

Obverse: detail from the self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi as a woman playing a lute and wearing a turban (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum at Hartford, United States). Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA” and decorative elements; lower right, in the painting reproduced, the name of the designer “CASSOL”.

 

 

20 euro Artemisia Gentileschi - Women in Art Series italy 2018

Reverse: detail from the painting “Judith and her maid with the head of Holofernes” (Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Florence). Above, the inscription “DONNE NELL’ARTE” and “ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI”; on the right, “R” identifying the Mint of Rome; in exergue, the value “20 EURO” and the year of issue “2018”.

Specifications


Metal: gold

Fineness: egal 900 – tolerance ± 3 ‰

Weight: 6,451 g – tolerance ± 5 ‰

Diameter: 21 mm

Finish: proof

Designer: Maria Angela Cassol

Mintage: 1,200 pcs

Edge: fine milled


 

Sources: italianmint – NUMISMAG©

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