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Metal euro (liras and a centesimo) - coins of Italy

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The Republic Italy is member country the European union . Monetary unit - euro - to equal 100 eurocents.

Till January, 1st, 2002 liras - equal 100 centesimo were cash token moneys of Italy. A nominal number of the native currency of Italy has been presented by coins in nominal value 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 liras.

In 1946 after the Second World War production of coins in Italy has been reinstated. Four nominal values of coins from aluminium - 1, 2, 5 and 10 liras have been manufactured, these coins were in circulation together with some old coins which have remained from kingdom. In 1951 the government of Italy has decided to replace all coins, new the smaller size 1, 2, 5 and 10 aluminium liras (though 2 liras were not minted in 1951 and 1952). In 1954-1955 coins from stainless steel of 50 and 100 liras, in 1957 - from Aluminum-Bronze an alloy of 20 liras and in 1958 - silver 500 liras have been entered.

In 1977 in the circulation coins of 200 liras, in 1982 - bimetallic 500 liras are manufactured Aluminum-Bronze. It were the bimetallic coins first in Italy prepared for circulation. Production of coins of 1 and 2 liras has ceased in 1959, their circulation has been restarted with 1982 for 2001 for collectors. Production of coins of 5 liras is terminated in 1998. Similarly, in 1991 production of coins of 10 and 20 liras has been stopped.

Nominal value: 100 liras
Stamping: 1994
the Material: Stainless steel
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the Obverse of 100 liras of Italy the Reverse of 100 liras of Italy
Nominal value: 200 liras
Stamping: 1995
the Material: Aluminum-Bronze an alloy
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the Obverse of 200 liras of Italy the Reverse of 200 liras of Italy

Capital letters IR and small R on reverses of the Italian coins of euro designate the Italian Republic and the Roman mint accordingly. On a coin in nominal value 2 euro the portrait of the Italian poet Dante Ali-geri is seated, the reverse of a coin in nominal value 1 euro decorates the famous drawing Harmonious person, the executed Leonardo da Vinci. The reverse of 50 eurocents of Italy contains the plotting of a monument to emperor Mark Avreliju, 20 eurocents the plotting of a sculpture of Italian futurist Umberto Bochchoni distinguishes Unique forms of duration in space, on 10 Italian euro-cents it is possible to see a fragment of a pattern of Sandro Botticelli the Birth of Venus. On coins in nominal value 1, 2 and 5 eurocents are represented: the lock Castel del Monte, a tower Mole of Antonelliana; and the Roman Collosseo accordingly.

Nominal value: 5 eurocents
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Copper-plated steel
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the Obverse of 5 eurocents of Italy the Reverse of 5 eurocents of Italy
Nominal value: 10 eurocents
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Brass
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the Obverse of 10 eurocents of Italy the Reverse of 10 eurocents of Italy

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