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Commemorative Coins

Following the request of a coin commemorating the centenary of Marconi Nobel Prize for Physics on December 2009, the Technical and Artistic Commission of The Treasury (Italian Ministry of Finance and Economy) deliberated to issue a coin celebrating the event within the Europea- millesimo 2009 series.

The Italian Mint designed two type of coins:

  • The 10 Euro Silver Coin – 34mm diameter – 22g weight – issue limit 18.000
  • The 20 Euro Gold Coin – 21mm diameter – 6,451g weight – issue limit 5.000

Both coins feature on the obverse a portrait of Marconi with his famous yacht Elettra at his back, inspired by an original picture of his times, and on the reverse a radio receiver made in Italy in the first half of the Twenties (with the Europa Coin logo at the top).

On sale since May 20th 2009.
















David Sarnoffsarnoff

Marconi was the creator of the present day civilization of the radio. All of those who, with spirit of initiative and perseverance, have brought us to the present stage of development have built on the foundations laid by Marconi. Everyone considered him the tutelary genius of their work.


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