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€2 San Marino 2006 - 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' death

The 2 euros commemorative coin San Marino 2006 commemorates the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' death. (UNCirculated)

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  Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato


129,00 €

The coin shows Christopher Columbus and three caravels. The inscription ‘SAN MARINO’ appears above his portrait, and a wind rose and the mint mark ‘R’ to the right. The dates ‘1506 — 2006’ are shown on a scroll below his portrait. The 12 stars of the European Union encircle the design.
(source : European Central Bank)
  • Weight (g) 8.50
  • Issuing country San Marino
  • Issuing year 2006
  • Type €2 commemorative coin
  • Face Value €2
  • Composition Bi-metal (nickel silver / copper-nickel)
  • Quality Uncirculated
  • Diameter (mm) 25.75
  • Issuing volume 120000

State Mint and Polygraphic Institute

The Italian Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (trans. State Mint and Polygraphic Institute), founded in 1928, is situated at the Piazza Giuseppe Verdi in Rome. As well as producing coins, passports and postage stamps for Italy, it serves the micro-states of the Vatican City and San Marino as well as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, widely considered a sovereign subject of international law.

Banknotes are instead produced by Bank of Italy.

In 2002, IPZS became a public limited company (società per azioni or SpA) with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze) as sole shareholder.