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Tag: Italy (Contemporary)

From Lira to Euro. Italy’s History in Coins – Part 8: The Mezzogiorno

After the Second World War, Italy experienced an economic boom – mainly thinks to the workers from South Italy who slaved away in the north for little money. To this day, the country has not overcome the gap between the rich north and the poor south.

How to Collect 2 Euro Commemorative Coins from Italy

Italian 2 euro commemorative coins are hardly ever found in circulation. And you should be careful regarding the secondary market: there are a lot of dubious offers. Don’t worry, with the tips of our expert numiscontrol, you can master this field!

Italy Cancels Controversial Cashless Campaign

In a much-maligned scheme Italy’s government aimed at encouraging cashless payments by reimbursing a part of the sum paid with ec cards. Recently the European Central Bank wrote a letter of concern to Rome over the matter – not for nothing.

From Lira to Euro. Italy’s History in Coins

Bella Italia is calling! We tell the story of the nation state of Italy by means of coins. This series takes you through Italy’s eventful transformation from a geographical concept with dozens of currencies to a Euro country.

Ecco: Italy’s New Coins

Pizza, Marcus Aurelius and Raphael: these and other motifs appear on Italy’s commemorative coins 2020. Here is an overview of the coins and their release dates.

New Italian Silver Coin Is Dedicated to the Duomo of Milan

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato has issued a 10€ silver proof coin belonging to the series “Italy of Arts – Milan Cathedral”. It is dedicated to the world renowned gothic Cathedral, symbol of the city of Milan.

Alessandro Magnaguti. The Last Coin Collector from the House of Gonzaga

Nobleman, author, big landowner. Alessandro Magnaguti was all of that, but above all he was an almost fanatical coin collector, who lived in the first half of the 20th century. Damiano Cappellari dedicated a biography to him, Björn Schöpe took a look at it.

Italy Commemorates 30 Years of Fall of the Berlin Wall

Italy is issuing a 5 Euro silver coin dedicated to the “30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall”. It features the dove of peace behind a colourful mural clashing with the Berlin Wall.

Armstrong’s Footprint on Italian Coin

2019 we celebrate the jubilee of the moon landing. The Italian Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) has released a commemorative coin, too.

Augustus featured on modern coin

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) released the third coin of a series dedicated to the Roman Emperors. It shows the first emperor Augustus.