Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano

5 Euro Silver Proof - 450th Anniversary of the Birth of Caravaggio - Italy - 2021

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5 Euro Silver Proof - 450th Anniversary of the Birth of Caravaggio - Italy - 2021

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Description

Proof Silver 925 Coin

  • Diameter mm. 32
  • Weight g. 18
  • Mintage 6.002 pcs

In Original Italian Mint Box.

OBVERSE: Portrait of Caravaggio, from a pastel drawing by Ottavio Leoni (Biblioteca Marucelliana, Florence). Around, "REPUBBLICA ITALIANA"; in exergue, the name of the designer, "PETRASSI".

REVERSE: An angel with large swallow wings seen from behind while playing the violin, detail from "Rest on the flight into Egypt", a painting dating back to 1597 by Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio (Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome). On the left, the inscription "CARAVAGGIO" and "R", identifying the Mint of Rome; on the right, the dates "1571•2021", the year of the painter's birth and that of the coin’s issue respectively, and the value "5 EURO".

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Data sheet

Issue Year 2021
Country Italy
Quality Proof
Type of Issue Silver Coins

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