Italy 2 euros 2017 - St Mark's Basilica in Venice

Obverse of Italy 2 euros 2017 - St Mark's Basilica in Venice
Details The coin marks the 400th Anniversary of the Completion of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. The motive was announced on 22 December 2016 by the director of the Italian mint, Adriano Balma.

The motif represented on the coin is composed of an image of the facade of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. Below, in the exergue, the date of the commemoration "1617" and the current year "2017", separated by the monogram "RI" of the Italian Republic. Below, in an arched line that fits to the external edge of the core, the inscription "SAN MARCO". On the right, next to the base of the facade are the initials "LDS" of the designer, the inscription "VENEZIA" and the mark of the Italian mint "R".

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice in northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge Combination of the number 2 and * repeated six times
Comments Designer: Luciana De Simon

Issue date: 22 March 2017
Mintage 1,500,000 pieces

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