Italy Euro Coins

1 Euro = 1936.27 Italian lira

Italian euro coins have a design unique to each denomination, though there is a common theme of famous Italian works of art from one of Italy's renowned artists. Each coin is designed by a different designer, from the 1 cent to the 2 euro coin they are: Eugenio Driutti, Luciana De Simoni, Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini, Claudia Momoni, Maria Angela Cassol, Roberto Mauri, Laura Cretara and Maria Carmela Colaneri.

All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and the overlapping letters "RI" for Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic). There are no Italian euro coins dated earlier than 2002, even though they were certainly minted earlier, as they were first distributed to the public in December 2001.

0.01
Observe: The Castel del Monte, a 13th century castle in Apulia
0.02
Observe: Mole Antonelliana, a tower symbolising the city of Turin
0.05
Observe: The Colosseum in Rome, famous Roman amphitheatre
0.10
Observe: The Birth of Venus by painter Sandro Botticelli
0.20
Observe: The futurist sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Umberto Boccioni
0.50
Observe: The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius
1
Observe: Vitruvian Man, drawing by Leonardo da Vinci
2
Edge: The edge lettering features the words
Observe: Portrait of Dante Alighieri by painter Raphael

2
Observe: Fifth Decade of the World Food Programme
Year: 2004
2
Observe: 1st Anniversary of the Signing of the European Constitution
Year: 2005
2
Observe: Winter Olympics in Turin 2006
Year: 2006
2
Observe: 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Year: 2008
2
Observe: 200th Anniversary of birth of Louis Braille
Year: 2009
2
Observe: 200th anniversary of birth of Camillo Benso
Year: 2010
2
Observe: 150th anniversary of unification of Italy
Year: 2011
2
Observe: 100th Anniversary of the Death of Giovanni Pascoli
Year: 2012
2
Observe: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Giuseppe Verdi
Year: 2013
2
Observe: 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Giovanni Boccaccio
Year: 2013
2
Observe: 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri
Year: 2014
2
Observe: 450th Anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei
Year: 2014
2
Observe: 750th Anniversary of the Birth of Dante Alighieri
Year: 2015
2
Observe: EXPO Milan 2015
Year: 2015
2
Observe: 2200th Anniversary of the Death of Tito Maccio Plauto
Year: 2016
2
Observe: 500th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello
Year: 2016

Source: Wikipedia