€2 San Marino 2014 - Bramante Lazzari

The 2 euros commemorative coin San Marino 2014 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Bramante. (UNCirculated)

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  Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato

2EURO-2274

39,00 €

The coin depicts Bramante’s portrait, and part of Tempietto (Italian: ‘small temple’), which is a small commemorative tomb built by Donato Bramante, possibly as early as 1502, in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio and considered a masterpiece of the High Renaissance Italian architecture. The inscription ‘BRAMANTE LAZZARI DELLE PENNE DI SAN MARINO’ surrounds almost completely the design. At the left and right the years ‘1514’ and ‘2014’, respectively. At the bottom the initials of the artist ‘MCC’ (Maria Carmela Colaneri) and the mint mark.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
(source : Official Journal of the European Union)

  • Weight (g) 8.50
  • Issuing country San Marino
  • Issuing year 2014
  • Type €2 commemorative coin
  • Face Value €2
  • Composition Bi-metal (nickel silver / copper-nickel)
  • Quality Uncirculated
  • Diameter (mm) 25.75

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.