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Italian euro coins

The euro (EUR or ) is the common currency for most European nations within the European Union, including Italy. The euro coins have two different sides; one common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was minted. Each member state has one or more designs unique to that country.

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see Euro coins.

Italian euro coins all have a design unique to one coin , though there is a common theme of famous Italian works of art from one of Italy's renowned artists. Each coin is designed by a different designer, from the 1 cent to the 2 euro coin they are: Eugenio Driutti, Luciana De Simoni, Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini, Claudia Momoni, Maria Angela Cassol, Roberto Mauri, Laura Cretara and Maria Carmela Colaneri. All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and the overlapping letters "RI" for Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic).

Depiction of Italian euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
The Castel del Monte, a
13th cen. castle in Apulia
Mole Antonelliana, a tower
symbolising the city of Turin
The Colosseum in Rome,
famous Roman amphitheatre
€ 0.10
€ 0.20
€ 0.50
The Birth of Venus by
painter Sandro Botticelli
The futurist sculpture Unique
Forms of Continuity in
Space
by Umberto Boccioni[?]
The equestrian[?] statue of the
Emperor Marcus Aurelius
€ 1.00
€ 2.00
€ 2 Coin Edge
The edge lettering features
the number "2" six times
alternated with ** for a
total of 12 stars
Vitruvian Man[?], drawing
by Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Dante Alighieri by
painter Raphael
 

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