April 24, 2014 – 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 issue a 2 euro commemorative coin in proof version.
Besides the circulation coin there will be a SU coin in coincard (mintage: 20,000) and, for the first time, also a proof version in a box (mintage: 5,000).
The new Italian 2 Euro coin.
In 1814, Vittorio Emanuele I, King of Piedmont and Sardinia, established the Corps of the Carabinieri Reali, with the task of protecting public order. Since then the Carabinieri, an Italian excellence, have played a special role in the collective imagination of the Italian people, going along with them through all the steps of their national history.
Carabinieri in Venice in 1924. Source: German Federal Archive/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en.
Thanks to its centuries-old history, today this Corps is a military and police force with cutting edge methods and technologies, thus representing one of the most appreciated Italian organizations in the world.
For more information on Italian coins go to the website of the Italian Mint.
And this is the official website of the Carabinieri.