San Marino €2 CC 2011 - the 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari

 

Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an painter, writer, and architect, famous for his biographies of Italian artists, and he is now considered the ideological founder of art-historical writing.

The central part of the coin shows a detail of the painting by Giorgio Vasari "Giuditta decapita Oloferne" (Giuditta decapitates Oloferne). On the bottom, the dates "1511-2011", on the left "G. Vasari" and the mintmark "R", on the right the name of the issuing country "San Marino" and the initials of the author Claudia Momoni "CM ". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

 

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins.

 

Source :

http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/cash/commemorative/san_mar...

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Comment by favaretto massimo on February 28, 2011 at 11:58
is perhaps the ugliest coin ever issued by San Marino
Comment by Ctirad on February 14, 2011 at 22:49
and picture is very nice too, colour and all is perfect
Comment by euroHOBBY on February 14, 2011 at 22:41
Comment by Daniele on February 14, 2011 at 21:19
I don't like it. I prefer 2008 and 2009
Comment by Ctirad on February 14, 2011 at 20:39
it's very nice coin with perfect detail

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