2 Euro - Giovanni Pascoli (2012)

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Features

Denomination 2 Euro
Catalog Number KM# 355
Weight (g) 8.5
Diameter (mm) 25.75
Thickness (mm) 2.2
Shape: Round
Composition: Bi-metallic Nickel-Brass plated Nickel center in Copper-Nickel ring
Magnetic
Currency Value (USD) 2.26
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Commemorative

Obverse

Engraved by M.C. Colaneri
Lettering:
1912 2012
R RI
M.C.C.
G. PASCOLI


Description:
100th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Pascoli.
Portrait of Giovanni Pascoli, a poet from the Romagna region who is a prominent representative of late 19th century Italian literature. The portrait is flanked by the poet’s year of death “1912”, the mintmark “R” and the letters “M.C.C.”, the initials of the designer Maria Carmela Colaneri, on the left and by the year of issue “2012”’ immediately above the monogram of the Italian Republic “RI” on the right. The inscription “G. PASCOLI” forms an arch along the bottom edge of the coin’s inner part below the portrait. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Reverse

Engraved by Luc Luycx
Lettering:
2 EURO LL

Edge

Lettering:
2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 *
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
2012 R 15,000,000 Common
2012 R 12,000 In sets only Common

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