2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the ZECCA (Italian Mint) unveiled its 2020 numismatic program.

We present you the main lines below. This article will be updated according to the additional information that will be made public by the ZECCA.

One will note in particular the presence of a very beautiful colored coin dedicated to the tiger species, in danger of extinction.

 


2€ commemorative coins 2020


 

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

€2 Maria MONTESSORIS

 


Description:

A portrait of Maria Montessori appears in a geometric position with didactic elements from her educational system.

On the same side of the coin, the following are engraved: “RI”, the acronym of the Italian Republic, “R” for the monetary workshop in Rome, “LDS”, the acronym of the author Luciana De Simoni, at the top and bottom, the dates “1870” and “2020”, the year of birth of the Italian pedagogue and the year of issue of the coin, respectively.

 


Mintages:

Proof coin, in individual boxes: 5,000 coins

Prof coin, in a box with the annual series: 2,000 coins

UNC coin (in rolls): 4,000 * 25 = 100,000 coins

No BU version of this coin seems to have been planned. In any case, neither the catalogue nor the ZECCA online site provide for this version of the coin.

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

€2 dedicated to to the Italian Fire Brigades

 

Description:

On the obverse, in the centre, the logo of the Italian National Fire Service with in the left field the inscription “RI”, acronym of Italian Republic.

In the right field there is the year of issue “2020”, “R” for the identification of the Mint of Rome and underneath “LDS”, acronym of the author Luciana De Simoni.

In the circle is inscribed the words “CORPO NAZIONALE DEI VIGILI DEL FUOCO”, Italian National Fire Service.

Mintages:

coincard BU : 20 000 coins

coincard proof: 6 000 coins

UNC coins (in rolls): 5 000*25 = 125 000 coins

 

The quantities shown above are those sold by the Italian Mint directly to its customers through its online sales site.

 

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

Official presentation of the coin (photo Italian fire Service)

 


€5 – 30th anniversary of Telethon


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

Specifications:

Metal: 925‰ Silver
Mintage: 5,000 coins
Engraver: Claudia Momoni
Date of issue: 28/02/2020
Face value: 5,00 €.
Slice: ribbed
Quality: BU
Diameter: 32,00mm
Weight: 18,00g

 

Description:

On the obverse, the logo of the Telethon Foundation surmounts a composition representative of scientific research with the molecular modelling of DNA on which the silhouettes of test tubes are highlighted. The piece is partially coloured.

The central core bears the inscription ‘REPUBBLICA ITALIANA’.

On the reverse, on the stylized DNA are superimposed silhouettes of human figures united in a chain of solidarity.

The following words are engraved on this side: “30 YEARS OF RESEARCH”, the dates “1990*2020”, the “R” identifying the mint workshop of Roma, the face value “5 EURO” and the name of the engraver “MOMONI”.

 


Endangered Species Series – The Tiger


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

Colour printing is fluorescent

 


Specifications:

Metal: Bronze

Mintage: 6,000 coins

Engraver: Silvia Petrassi

Date of issue: 09/2020

Face value: 5€.

Quality : Proof

Diameter (mm): 26.95

Weight (g): 9.30


Description:

Obverse: This side is illustrated by a colourful composition of some representative species of fauna with, on the top right, “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA” with the author’s name “PETRASSI”. The coin is partially coloured.

Reverse: Composition representing a tiger in its natural environment.

 


Triptych colored €5 coins – Typewriter OLIVETTI


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

Specifications:

Metal: Silver 925‰

Mintage: 2,500 coins

Engraver: Annalisa Masini

Date of issue: 07/04/2020

Face value: €15

Quality: BU

Diameter (mm): 32

Net weight (g): 18

 


Description:

Obverse: This side shows a model of the Olivetti “Lettera 22” typewriter framed by a two-coloured ribbon forming the name “LETTERA 22” with its original typeface of this machine.

Reverse: The composition shows the industrial design of the Olivetti “Lettera 22” typewriter, winner of the Compasso d’Oro award. The face value “5 / E – U – R – O” is inscribed inside small discs representing the typewriter keys. This coin is partially coloured.

 


€10 coin dedicated to Marcus Aurelius Emperor


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 


Specifications:

Metal: gold 900‰

Mintage: 1,000 coins

Engraver: Uliana Pernazza

Date of issue: June 23th 2020

Face value: €10.

Quality: Proof

Diameter (mm): 13,85

Weight (g): 3,00

 


Description:

Obverse: On this side is the bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius facing right, inspired by a marble sculpture in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus in Selçuk, Turkey.

Reverse: Detail of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius that was moved from the Capitoline Square to the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

 


BU Series on the International Year of Plants


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 


Specifications:

Metal: Miscellaneous for the series of circulation coins and €5 coin in Ag 925‰

Mintage: 10.000 coins

Engraver: Uliana Pernazza

Date of issue: 19 March 2020

Quality: BU

Diameter (mm): 32

Weight (g): 18


Description:

Obverse: On this side is represented a female figure holding the globe in her hands, the personification of nature as the giver of life and food to the planet Earth.

Reverse: The inscription “ANNO INTERNAZIONALE DELLA SALUTE DELLE PIANTE” (“INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANT HEALTH”) forms a square, symbol of balance, with the logo of the International Year of Plant Health inside surrounded by floral elements.

 


€5 Eduardo De Filippo


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 


Specifications:

Metal: ring – bronze, central core – cupronickel

Mintage: 7,000 coins

Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Date of issue: 11 May 2020

Face value: 5€.

Quality: Proof

Diameter (mm): 27,50

Weight(g): 9,50


Description:

Obverse: On this side stand the portrait of Eduardo De Filippo with a curtain to his left.

Reverse: The proscenium of a typical Italian theatre is staged, the curtain opens to reveal a stage with a chair, a table and the inscription “EDUARDO DE FILIPPO with the inscription “IL TEATRO È VITA” (“THE THEATRE IS LIFE”) and some typical elements of Eduardo De Filippo’s works: a cup, a coffee pot, a lucky horn and a star, symbol of the crib.

 


5€ Pizza et Mozzarella


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 


Specifications

Metal: Cupronickel

Mintage: 8,000 coins

Engraver: Maria Carmela Colaneri

Official date of issue: 21/04/2020

Face value: 5€.

Quality: BU

Diameter (mm): 26.95

Weight (g): 10,25


Description:

Obverse: The composition represents the region of Campania such as the Polichinel, the pizza with a view of Naples Gulf.

Reverse: A cornucopia is represented with the ingredients of the pizza, one of the most famous Italian dishes in the world, an oven and a detail of the  Corteo Bacchico’s bas-relief  (National Archaeological Museum of Naples).

 


Silver €5 and  gold €20 – 500th anniversary

of Raffaello SANZIO’s death


 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 


Silver coin specifications

Metal: Silver 925‰

Mintage: 5,000 coins

Engraver: Maria Angela Cassol

Date of issue: 10 March 2020

Face value: 5€.

Quality: Proof

Diameter (mm): 32,00

Weight (g) 18,00

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

2020 italian numismatic program: put a tiger in your coin collection!

 

Gold coin specifications

Metal: or 900‰
Mintage: 1,000 coins
Engraver: Maria Angela Cassol
Date of issue: 10 March 2020
Face value: 20€.
Quality: Proof
Diameter (mm): 21
Weight (g): 6,451


Description of both silver and gold coins:

 

Obverse: On this side stand the self-portrait of Raffaello Sanzio, painted around 1506 (The Uffizi Galleries, Florence).

Reverse: This side details “The School of Athens”, the fresco painted by Raffaello Sanzio between 1509 and 1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican Museums, Vatican City). The name “RAFFAELLO” is located on a half arch of small globes that recalls the vault housing the fresco.

 

Sources: ZECCA and NUMISMAG.

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