Tag: Italian Mint

Kagin’s Auctions Announces ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Winner

Kagin’s Auctions Announces ANA Auction Catalog Cover Design Winner

Chris Costello, a graphic artist and illustrator was chosen as the winner of the first American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction Cover Design Competition. An independent panel composed of Kenneth Bressett, ANA past president; David Harper, Numismatic News Editor; Barbara Gregory, editor of The Numismatist; Mary Lannin, club president and numismatist; and Medallic Sculptor Heidi Wastweet […]

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Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Italy 2016 Titus Maccius Plautus 2 Euro Coin

Description: Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (usually referred to by his cognomen Plautus) is one of the defining icons of Latin comedy, his influence extending across the globe and across the centuries. Among his numerous other source materials, Shakespeare drew heavily from Plautus for style, characters and plot. This year, Italy is honoring the […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Maria Grazia Colaneri

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Maria Grazia Colaneri

Maria Grazia Colaneri is a prolific sculptor and engraver of coins and medals for the Italian Mint.   CoinWeek Coin Profiles: The Designs of Maria Grazia Colaneri 2015 Italy 2015 Centennial of the Avezzano Earthquake 5 Euro Silver Coin       Italy 2015 70 Years of Peace 10 Euro Silver Coin

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luciana De Simoni

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Luciana De Simoni

Luciana De Simoni (1957 – ) is an Italian artist/engraver working at the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Mint of Italy). De Simoni earned a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Before joining the Mint of Italy in 1987, she designed stamps, lottery tickets, and other items for the Italian Government Printing Office. […]

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri Celebrated with New 2 Euro Coin

The Italian Mint has announced the release of a 2 euro coin celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Carabinieri. The coin was revealed on April 15th during an official ceremony at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. In attendance was Mint Director Dr. Maurizio Prato, Chief of the Ministry of Economy […]

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued […]

 
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