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Offline chrisild

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Italy 2019: Leonardo da Vinci
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:21:45 PM »
This year's commemorative €2 coin from Italy honors Leonardo da Vinci who died 500 years ago. San Marino also issued a commem on that occasion (see here) - but while the coin from SM has a mintage of about 60,000 only (none available at face), this one is also issued at face value. The reverse shows part of Leonardo's painting Dama con l'ermellino. The signature "MAC" (near the 8 o'clock star) refers to the designer Maria Angela Cassol. Total mintage 3 million.

Possibly interesting side note: That painting which is usually on display in Kraków, PL can also be found on a Polish 20 zł collector coin issued this year, about a month ago. That coin commemorates the museum where the "Lady with an Ermine" is (and shows the façade on one side), but you can see her too. Brochure (English, PDF)


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Re: Italy 2019: Leonardo da Vinci
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 09:47:02 AM »
Well, what do you know? A worthy subject at an appropriate time. How confusing. :-\ Gotta have.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.