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Italy

2011

Commemorative coin

150th anniversary of the unification of Italy

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, three Italian flags in the wind, representing the three past 50th anniversaries — 1911, 1961 and 2011 — which illustrate a perfect link between generations: this is the logo of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. At the top, the inscription ‘150o DELL’UNITA’ D’ITALIA’ (150th anniversary of the unification of Italy); at the right, the initials of the issuing country ‘RI’ (Republic of Italy); at the bottom, the dates ‘1861 › 2011 › ›’; under the dates, at the centre, the mintmark ‘R’ and at the right, the initials of the artist Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini and the first three letters of the Italian name of his profession (incisore) ‘ELF INC.’ The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2011/C 85/05

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini

Volume of issue

2011
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato ( Rom )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 22.04.2011Rolls of 25 coins9.944.6502,00
Divisional coin set BU06.05.2011Annual coin set, also contains 2€ CC «150th anniversary of the unification of Italy» and 5€ silver coin «150o anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia»18.00055,00
Divisional coin set BU06.05.2011Annual coin set, also contains 2€ CC «150th anniversary of the unification of Italy»18.50024,00
Folder BU06.05.201113.35012,50
Divisional coin set Proof15.11.2011In box, also contains 2€ CC «150th anniversary of the unification of Italy» and 5 € silver coin «150o anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia»5.500116,88