Italian gold and silver coins of euro

Italian gold and silver coins of euro

Italian gold and silver euro began to be minted in 2002, when the euro currency was put into circulation in all countries of the European Union, including Italy. Unlike copper-nickel coins, the coins made of precious metals are a subject of interest for collectors-numismatists and investors. All these coins are devoted to a particular topic related to the history and culture of Italy, as well as to prominent figures of the country.

Types of Italian Euro Coins

Silver Euro of Italy

5 euro denomination

  • “Smith” coin minted in 2003;
  • “Centenary of the Creation of the Opera “Madame Butterfly” coin minted in 2004;
  • “World Cup Soccer − Germany 2006” coin minted in 2004;
  • “Federico Fellini” coin minted in 2005;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Ski Jumping” coin minted in 2005;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Figure Skating” coin minted in 2005;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Cross-Country” coin minted in 2005;
  • “Saint Simon” coin minted in 2006;
  • “Italian Republic – 60th Anniversary” coin minted in 2006;
  • “Altiero Spinelli” coin minted in 2007;
  • “Antonio Meucci” coin minted in 2008;
  • “100th Anniversary of Anna Magnani’s Birthday” coin minted in 2008;
  • “Hunt” coin minted in 2009;
  • “13th FINA Swimming Championship” coin minted in 2009;
  • “100 Years of Italian Coinage” coin minted in 2010;
  • “Santa Chiara” coin minted in 2010;
  • “Anagni” coin minted in 2011;
  • “150th Anniversary of the Italian monetary unification” coin minted in 2012;
  • “Campobasso” coin minted in 2012;
  • “Italy of Arts – Selinunte, Sicily” coin minted in 2013;
  • “Italy of Arts series – San Fruttuoso, Liguria” coin minted in 2014;
  • “Italy of Arts – Perugia, Umbria” coin minted in 2015;
  • “Bicentenary of the Corps of Italian Prison Constabulary” coin minted in 2017;
  • “200th Anniversary of the birth of Francesco De Sanctis” coin minted in 2017;
  • “Italy of Arts – Trento, Trentino Alto Adige” coin minted in 2017;
  • “900th Anniversary of the Pisa Cathedral consecration” coin minted in 2018;
  • “50th Anniversary of the National Association of State Police” coin minted in 2018;
  • “Art in Italy: Villa Pisani in Stra” coin minted in 2018

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7.5 euro denomination

  • “Alvaro Siza Vieira” coin minted in 2017;
  • “Wonders of Nature” coin minted in 2017

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10 euro denomination

  • “Presidency of EU Council” coin minted in 2003;
  • “Olive branch” coin minted in 2003;
  • “City of Genoa – European Cultural Capital” coin minted in 2004;
  • “80th Anniversary of Death of Giacomo Puccini” coin minted in 2004;
  • “60 Years of Peace and Freedom in Europe” coin minted in 2005;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Skis” coin minted in 2005;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Speed Skating” coin minted in 2005;
  • “50th Anniversary of the United Nations” coin minted in 2005;
  • “60 Years of UNICEF” coin minted in 2006;
  • “Leonardo Da Vinci” coin minted in 2006;
  • “Treaty of Rome” coin minted in 2007;
  • “100th Anniversary of Art School for Medal Production” coin minted in 2007;
  • “700th Anniversary of University of Perugia” coin minted in 2008;
  • “500th Anniversary of Death of Andrea Mantegna” coin minted in 2008;
  • “Aquilée Basilica” coin minted in 2010;
  • “500th Anniversary of the Birth of Giorgio Vasari” coin minted in 2011;
  • “Italy of Arts – Torino” coin minted in 2011;
  • “Italy of Arts – Ferrara” coin minted in 2012;
  • “Italy of Arts – Castle of Fénis, Valle d´Aosta” coin minted in 2013;
  • “Italy of Arts series – Atri, Abruzzo” coin minted in 2014;
  • “Italy of Arts – Riace, Calabria” coin minted in 2015;
  • “70 Years of Peace in Europe” coin minted in 2015;
  • “70 Years of Peace in Europe” coin minted in 2017;
  • “Baroque. Detail of the statue of Saint Veronica of the sculptor Francesco Mochi” coin minted in 2018;
  • “Marco Polo. 24-year journey to China” coin minted in 2018;
  • “Italy of Arts – Puglia-Trani Cathedral” coin minted in 2018

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Gold Euro of Italy

10 euro denomination

  • “Roman Emperors Series: Hadrian Augustus ” coin minted in 2017;
  • “Roman Emperors Series: Hadrian Augustus” coin minted in 2018

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20 euro denomination

  • “John Paul II” coin minted in 2002;
  • “European Arts – Belgium, Rene Magritte” coin minted in 2004;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino” coin minted in 2005;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino – Porte Palatine” coin minted in 2005;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino – 2nd edition (Palazzo Madama de Turin)” coin minted in 2005;
  • “European Arts – Finland” coin minted in 2005;
  • “FIFA Football World Cup 2006 in Germany” coin minted in 2006;
  • “European Arts – Ireland” coin minted in 2007;
  • “European Arts – Great Britain” coin minted in 2009;
  • “Guglielmo Marconi” coin minted in 2009;
  • “Artemisia Gentileschi” coin minted in 2018;

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50 euro denomination

  • “European Arts – Austria” coin minted in 2003;
  • “European Arts – Denmark” coin minted in 2004;
  • “2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin” coin minted in 2005;
  • “European Arts: Spain. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona” coin minted in 2009

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Circulation of the Italian euro in gold and silver

Notably that the circulation of all euro coins made of precious metals is small and amounts to several thousand units, less often several tens of thousands units. The table shows examples of the circulation of some euro coins made of silver and gold.

Denomination (euro) Metal Year of issue Name Circulation (pcs.)
5 Ag 2015 “Italy of Arts – Perugia, Umbria” 4000
5 Ag 2017 “200th Anniversary of the birth of Francesco De Sanctis” 3000
5 Ag 2018 Constitution of Italian Republic – 70th Anniversary 5000
5 Ag 2017 “Bicentenary of the Corps of Italian Prison Constabulary” 8000
7.5 Ag 2017 “Alvaro Siza Vieira” 60000
7.5 Ag 2017 “Wonders of Nature” 60000
10 Ag 2015 “Italy of Arts – Riace, Calabria” 4000
10 Ag 2015 “70 Years of Peace in Europe” 6000
10 Ag 2018 “2018 FIFA World Cup Russia” 6000
10 Ag 2017 “Cast-iron Architectures” 5000
20 Au 2005 “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino” 10000

The cost of these coins on the market

5 silver euro

  • “Smith” of 2003 − 29.90 euro;
  • “Centenary of the Creation of the Opera “Madame Butterfly” of 2004− 41.15 euro;
  • “World Cup Soccer – Germany 2006” of 2004 − 32.25 euro;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Ski Jumping” of 2005 − 29.00 euro;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Figure Skating” of 2005 − 29.00 euro;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Cross-Country” of 2005 − 29.00 euro;
  • “Federico Fellini” of 2005 − 56.28 euro;
  • “Saint Simon” of 2006 − 40.60 euro;
  • “Italian Republic – 60th Anniversary” of 2006 − 48.75 euro;
  • “Altiero Spinelli” of 2007 − 85.22 euro;
  • “Antonio Meucci” of 2008 − 65.64 euro;
  • “100th Anniversary of Anna Magnani’s Birthday” of 2008 − 44.47 euro;
  • “Hunt” of 2009 − 48.75 euro;
  • “13th FINA Swimming Championship” 2009− 45.50 euro;
  • “100 years of coinage in Italy” of 2010 − 48.06 euro;
  • “Santa Chiara” of 2010 − 55.79 euro;
  • “150th Anniversary of the Italian monetary unification” of 2012− 48.06 euro;

10 silver euro

  • “Presidency of EU Council” of 2003 − 40.05 euro;
  • “Olive branch” of 2003 − 38.12 euro;
  • “City of Genoa – European Cultural Capital” of 2004 − 43.85 euro;
  • “80th Anniversary of Death of Giacomo Puccini” of 2004 − 49.44 euro;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Skis” of 2005 − 38.12 euro;
  • “2006 Winter Olympics – Speed Skating” of 2005 − 33.83 euro;
  • “50th Anniversary of the United Nations” of 2005 − 63.11 euro;
  • “60 years of UNICEF” of 2006 − 48.06 euro;
  • “Leonardo Da Vinci” of 2006 − 54.27 euro;
  • “Treaty of Rome” of 2007 − 48.06 euro;
  • “100th Anniversary of Art School for Medal Production” of 2007 − 86.62 euro;
  • “700th Anniversary of University of Perugia” of 2008 − 56.00 euro;
  • “500th Anniversary of Death of Andrea Mantegna” of 2008 − 63.11 euro;
  • “500th Anniversary of the Birth of Giorgio Vasari” of 2011 − 78.92 euro.

20 gold euro

  • “John Paul II” of 2002 − 688.35-774.40 euro;
  • “European Arts – Belgium, Rene Magritte” of 2004 − 309.88 euro;
  • “European Arts – Finland” of 2005 − 313.61 euro;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino” of 2005 − 309.88 euro;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino − Porte Palatine” of 2005 – 309.88 euro;
  • “XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino − 2nd edition (Palazzo Madama de Turin)” of 2005 – 309.88 euro;
  • “FIFA Football World Cup 2006 in Germany” of 2006 − 309.88 euro;
  • “European Arts – Ireland” of 2007 − 313.61 euro;
  • “European Arts – Great Britain” of 2009 −309.88 euro;
  • “Guglielmo Marconi” of 2009 − 309.88 euro.

50 gold euro

  • “European Arts – Austria” of 2003 − 764.37 euro;
  • “European Arts – Denmark” of 2004 − 764.37 euro;
  • “European Arts: Spain. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona” of 2009 − 764.37 euro.
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