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New Gateway to Italian Numismatic

The Italian website Portale Numismatico dello Stato is a public project gathering numismatic material, catalogues, legal texts, essays and a whole journal making all that stuff available to everybody. In addition it offers virtual museum tours and much more... more ]

Padre Pio – Italy’s holy thaumaturge

Padre Pio is arguably the most popular Saint of Italy. In occasion of his 125th anniversary the Coin Invest Trust issues a gold coin in two variations on behalf of the Principality of Andorra. more ]

Comprehensive catalogue of Venetian coinage

For more than 1,000 years the Lagoon City Venice has struck coins. Now, Eupremio Montenegro has published an enormous catalogue comprising all Venetian issues with their respective market value. more ]

Italian collector coins on Flora and Fauna in the Renaissance

Italy has issued two new collector coins in gold dedicated to Flora and Fauna in the Renaissance with the face value of 20 and 50 euros respectively. The motifs follow famous Renaissance works from Florence in Tuscany. more ]

Italy commemorates 150th anniversary of poet D’Annunzio with silver coin

Italy commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gabriele D’Annunzio, one of Italy’s most eminent poets of the 19th and 20th century, with a 5 Euro coin. more ]

Italy celebrates 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi

The Italian State Mint issues a special 2 euros coin on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi, most famous Italian opera composer as well as active politician in his day. more ]

Italy celebrates 700th anniversary of poet Giovanni Boccaccio

With a new 2 euro collector coin, Italy celebrates and commemorates the 700th anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio modern and innovative artist of the 14th century. more ]

Italian Mint opens new series: ‘Villas and Historical Gardens’

The Italian Mint has launched a new series of silver coins ‘Villas and Historical Gardens’: the first issue is dedicated to Hadrian’s Villa, a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, built in the 2nd Century as a magnificent retreat for Emperor Hadrian. more ]

Italy of Arts: Selinunte and Aosta Valley

Italy issues in its established series Italy of Arts two new collector coins. A 5 euro silver coin dedicated to the archaeological site Selinunte in Sicily and a 10 euro gold coin celebrating Aosta Valley in northern Italy. more ]

New commemorative 2 Euro coin from Italy

On March 25, the 2 euro coin 2014 dedicated to the Carabinieri was issued by the Italian Mint. For the first time, the Italian Mint will also issue a 2 euro commemorative coin in proof version. more ]

New “Europa Star” coin from Italy

On March 17, the 10 euro silver proof coin dedicated to Gioachino Rossini has been issued by the Bank of Italy. It belongs to the Europa Star program, which this year focuses on European Composers. more ]

New Euro gold coins from Italy

In 2014, Italy issues two new Euro gold coins: The 50 Euro gold coin “Fauna in the Arts: Baroque” and the 20 Euro gold coin “Flora in the Arts: Baroque” which continue the series “Flora in the Arts” and “Fauna in the Arts” from previous years. more ]

Italian collector coin on Roman emperor Augustus

The Italian Mint has released a 10 euro silver proof coin marking the death of Roman emperor Augustus 2000 years ago in AD 14. Augustus became famous for the Pax Augusta and the foundation of the Roman Empire and the monarchy in Rome. more ]

Italy commemorates Foundation of the Italian National Olympic Committee

100 years ago, in 1914, the Italian National Olympic Committee was founded. It is responsible for the development and management of sports activity in Italy. On that occasion the Italian Mint issues a 10 euro silver coin. more ]

Italy issues 2014 Coin Set

The Italian Mint has issued its annual Brilliant Uncirculated set, which includes BU examples of all eight circulating coins and one of the circulating commemorative 2-euro coins for 2014, in honor of Galileo Galilei. more ]

Italy issues 2014 Coin Set

The Italian Mint has issued its annual Brilliant Uncirculated set, which includes BU examples of all eight circulating coins and one of the circulating commemorative 2-euro coins for 2014, in honor of Galileo Galilei. more ]

Italian Mint honours Renaissance artist Donato Bramante

Italy has issued the SU set 2014, containing the 5 euro silver coin dedicated to the “500th Anniversary of the death of Donato Bramante” and the 2 euro commemorative coin “450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei”. more ]

Italy marks Presidency of the Council of the European Union with coin

A 5 euro silver SU coin has been issued on June 24th to mark the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will run for six months starting on the first of July 2014. more ]

Italian Commemorative Coin Dedicated to Giardini Boboli

The Italian “Historical Villas and Gardens” Series has a new representative: featuring the Boboli Gardens at the heart of Florence, the 5 euro coin celebrates one of the most important works of Italian garden art. more ]

Flora and Fauna on new Italian Gold Coins

The Italian Mint has issued two new gold coins, a 50 euro coin in its “Fauna in Art” series and a 20 euro coin in its “Flora in Art” series. The coins depict masterpieces of the Italian Rococo (Fauna in Art) and Italian Neoclassicism (Flora in Art). more ]

Italian mint commemorates the Centenary of the Earthquake of Avezzano

On January 13, 1915, Avezzano, a densely populated town in the middle of Italy, was razed to the ground by a terrible earthquake. The Italian mint has issued a 5 euro coin to commemorate this tragic natural disaster. more ]

Italian coin dedicated to Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

The Italian “Historical Villas and Gardens” series has been enriched by another release. Celebrating the most important works of Italian garden art, the 5 euro coin features Villa Cicogna Mozzoni at Bisuschio. more ]

Italy wins Coin of the Year Award 2017

An international panel of judges has chosen the Coin of the Year among the ten category winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017: Italy’s 10 euro silver coin ’70 Years of Peace in Europe’.
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