COIN
Italy : €2 - XX Winter Olympics Turin (2006)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Italy
Denomination
2 Euro
Minted Date/Year
2006 CE
Coin Type
Commemorative Coin
Punch / Orientation
↑↑ Medal
Front Legend
GIOCHI INVERNALI TORINO 2006 RI R M.C.C.
Back Legend
2 EURO LL
Rim / Edge Legend
2 ★ 2 ★ 2 ★ 2 ★ 2 ★ 2 ★
Mint
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Roma, Italy
Quantity
40,000,000
Composition
Bi-metal: Copper-Nickel & Nordic-Gold
Coin Edge
Milled/Reeded - Vertical
Coin Shape
Round - Circular
Diameter
25.75 mm
Weight
8.5 g
Thickness
2.2 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Very Good
CATALOG INFORMATION
KM#246
Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins
Italy : €2 - XX Winter Olympics Turin (2006)
The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. Italy also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 games in 1999.

The official logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city; the city is known as "Turin" in both English and the local traditional language, Piedmontese. The Olympic mascots of Torino 2006 were Neve ("snow" in Italian), a female snowball, and Gliz, a male ice cube. The official motto of the XX Olympic Winter Games was "Passion lives here".

ENGRAVERS

Obverse: M. C. Colaneri
Reverse: Luc Luycx
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