5 euro - 100th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini

Series: Italy - Silver 5 euro coins

Image of 5 euro coin - 100th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini | Italy 2024.  The Silver coin is of Proof quality.
The soul of musical genius Giacomo Puccini comes to life in Luigi De' Servi's fascinating portrait, a masterpiece that captures the essence of the composer in the very place where the notes that have enchanted the world were born. The timeless power of “La Turandot” emerges in the regal face of its unforgettable protagonist, drawn from a 1926 cover signed by Leopoldo Metlicovitz, a master of the Italian art of poster design. Obverse: Within a frame on which the inscriptions "GIACOMO PUCCINI" and "REPUBBLICA ITALIANA" stand out, portrait of Giacomo Puccini created at the beginning of the twentieth century by Luigi De' Servi, work preserved at the Puccini Museum in Lucca, birthplace of the Italian composer. Below, on the left and right, the dates "1924" and "2024", respectively, the year of Giacomo Puccini's death and the year of the coin’s issue. Coin with coloured elements. Reverse: Face of Turandot, protagonist of the opera of the same name by Giacomo Puccini, taken from a 1926 cover by Leopoldo Metlicovitz created for a luxury edition by Ricordi for voice and piano. Above, the coin’s value “CINQUE EURO”; below the inscription “TURANDOT”; on the right, the name of the designer A.MASINI; on the left, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome.