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Republic of Italy, 2 Euro 2002

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Republic of Italy, 2 Euro 2002 (obverse) Republic of Italy, 2 Euro 2002 (reverse)

The 2-euro-coin depicts Italy's greatest poet, Dante Aligheri (*1265, 1321). The images on the Italian euro-coins are various they express the whole rich history of Italy. The choice of the design of the coins was left to the Italian public by means of a television broadcast where alternative designs were presented, letting the people vote by calling a certain telephone number.

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