Italy 2002 50 cent
The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Italy for 2002-07. Italy began minting euros in 2002, when their use became compulsory. The admission of additional members caused the reverse to be redesigned in 2007 to show the enlarged zone.
Recorded mintage: 1,136,718,000 (dwarfing subsequent mintages).
Specification: 7.81 g., Brass, 24.2 mm diameter. Obv: Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius on horseback by Roberto Mauri; Rev: Value and map by Luc Luycx; Edge: Reeded.
Catalog reference: KM 215.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.