Vatican 2€ commemorative coin 2021 - The 450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio

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Feature: The 450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio

Description: The design features a boy with a basket of fruits, painted by Caravaggio. At the top, in semicircle, is the name of the issuing country ‘CITTA’ DEL VATICANO’. At the left is the mintmark ‘R’. At the bottom is the inscription ‘CARAVAGGIO’ and underneath are the years ‘1571-2021’. At the bottom right are the initials of the artist Chiara Principe, ‘CP’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 86 000 coins

Issuing date: June 2021
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Diameter: 25.75 mm
Weight: 8.50 g
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