Italy 2002 euro
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: 966,025,300.
Specification: 7.5 g., Bi-Metallic Copper-Nickel center in Brass ring, 23.2 mm diameter, Obv: Male figure drawing by Leonardo da Vinci within circle of stars by Laura Cretara; Rev: Value and map within circle by Luc Luycx; Edge: Reeded and plain sections.
Catalog reference: KM 216.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.