Italy Starter Kit 2002

Obverse of Italy Starter Kit 2002
Details The Italian Starter Kit was priced at ITL 25,000. The Italian Starter Kit comes in two variations; one has text printed on the bag, whereas, the other does not. It includes 53 coins:

Coin included in the Italian Starter Kit: 11 x 1 cent, 10 x 2 cents, 10 x 5 cents, 6 x 10 cents, 5 x 20 cents, 5 x 50 cents, 4 x 1 euro, 2 x 2 euros

Italian euro coins have a design unique to each denomination, though there is a common theme of famous Italian works of art from one of Italy's renowned artists. Each coin is designed by a different designer, from the 1 cent to the 2 euro coin they are: Eugenio Driutti, Luciana De Simoni, Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini, Claudia Momoni, Maria Angela Cassol, Roberto Mauri, Laura Cretara and Maria Carmela Colaneri. All designs feature the 12 stars of the EU, the year of imprint and the overlapping letters "RI" for Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic). 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.
Mintage 30,000,000 pieces
Issue price 12.91 euros

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