Italy – 2 Euro BU, Giovanni Boccaccio, 2013 (in blister)

Italian 2 Euro coin 2013 to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of Birth of the Italian writer and poet Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 1375).

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of virtually all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot. Received today!

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Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, Pythagoras of Samos, 2013

Silver coin dedicated to Greek culture, Philosophers – Pythagoras of Samos. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1,000 items in Proof Quality.

Pythagoras of Samos (Ancient Greek: Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος, c. 570 BC – c. 495 BC) was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.

Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC. He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist, but he is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name and has influenced the design of this commemorative coin.

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Vatican – 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican - 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

Vatican – 2 Euro Sede Vacante, 2013

On 13 March 2013 the Cardinal Electors, gathered for the conclave, chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Successor of Peter. During the period of the vacancy of the Apostolic See (Sede Vacante), the ordinary governance was assured by the Apostolic Camera, presided over by the Cardinal Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church, and composed of the Vice-Camerlengo and the Prelate Clerics.

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Slovakia – 2 Euro UNC, Constantine and Methodius, 2013

The 2 Euro commemorative coin of Slovakia for 2013 is dedicated to the patron saints of Slovakia, Constantine (Cyril) and Methodius, and marks the 1150th anniversary of the advent of their Mission to Great Moravia.

Saints Cyril and Methodius were Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessalonica in the 9th century who became Christian missionaries among the Slavic peoples of the Great Moravia and Pannonia, upon the request of Prince Rastislav of Great Moravia. Continue reading

Malta – Official BU Euro Coin Set 2013

The Central Bank of Malta has issued a new euro coin set dated 2013, incorporating the eight Maltese euro coins, designed by Noel Galea Bason. The set also includes a 2 Euro commemorative coin, commemorating the 1921 constitution granting self-government to Malta. This coin was designed by Ganni Bonnici and is the third in a series of five coins, commemorating Malta’s constitutional history. All the coins were struck at the Royal Dutch Mint.

The set also includes a replica coin from the Byzantine period and is packed in a distinctive presentation box. The minting is limited to 35,000 sets.

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San Marino – The Crossbowmen, Complete collection, 10 coin cards 2013

Official minikit “History and Culture”, Brilliant Uncirculated. The coin cards intend to celebrate the Crossbowmen of San Marino. The images shown in the different coincards bear witness to the oldest type of military training of the Republic, already mentioned in the statutes of 1295, i.e. the Body of the Archers. A “compartment” that every year performs a demonstration performance and competitions both in the land of San Marino, and in other  countries.

Now available for immediate delivery, either one by one or in collection of 10 cards (special price).

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