Jan 19

Dante AlighieriThe design shows Dante with an open book in his left hand and the Purgatory mountain at the back: detail from the illustration of the Divine Comedy painted by Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491) in the Dome of S. Maria del Fiore in Florence; in the centre, the monogram of the Italian Republic ‘RI’; at the right the inscription ‘R’, identifying the Mint of Rome; below the inscription ‘SP’, initials of Silvia Petrassi and the dates ‘1265 2015’, i.e. the year of the anniversary and that of the coin’s issue respectively; arch shaped, the inscription ‘DANTE ALIGHIERI’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Jan 19

2 euro festival federation

The French national holiday brings the people of France together in celebration of the Republic. The design shows Marianne, the symbol of the Republic, depicted in profile in a graphic, contemporary style. She is wearing the Phrygian cap. On the right the tricolour cockade appears in outline above the letters RF. The year is written in the centre of the coin. The left side features a stanza from the poem ‘Liberté’ by the French poet Paul Eluard, an allusion to the motto of the French Republic. The mint marks appear alongside this extract.The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Source: European Central Bank

Dec 31

Edge-lettering of the €2 coin: LAISV? * VIENYB? * GEROV? * (Freedom * Unity * Well-Being *)

One Euro Lithuania

Dec 31

Lithuania’s euro coins show the coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, Vytis, the country of issuance "LIETUVA" and the year of issuance "2015". The coins also feature the 12 stars of the European flag. They were designed by the sculptor Antanas Žukauskas.

Edge-lettering of the €2 coin: LAISV? * VIENYB? * GEROV? * (Freedom * Unity * Well-Being *)

2 euro Lithuania

Dec 31

1 euro Latvia

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The €1 coin features a Latvian folk maiden. This image was originally used on the silver 5 lats coin in 1929. The designer is Guntars Sieti?š.

1 euro Latvia

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