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Republic of Italy, 1 Euro 2002

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Republic of Italy, 1 Euro 2002 (obverse) Republic of Italy, 1 Euro 2002 (reverse)

The Italian euro-coins have a design unique to each denomination. Each coin is designed by a different artist - this 1-euro-coin, for instance, was created by Laura Cretara. It features the Vitruvian Man, a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (*1452, 1519). There are no Italian euro-coins dated earlier than 2002, even though they were certainly minted earlier, as they were first distributed to the public in December 2001.

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