5 euro - Prosecco and Spider Crabs

Series: Italy - Italy’s Food and Wine Culture

Image of 5 euro coin - Prosecco and Spider Crabs | Italy 2023.  The Copper–Nickel (CuNi) coin is of BU quality.
Obverse: in the foreground some ingredients of the “Pan de Toni” which, according to legend, turned into the modern name of the panettone, the typical Lombard cake: egg, lemon, flour, orange peel, candied citron, raisins, butter; the typical basket used to cool the dessert upside down after cooking stands out against the composition; on the left, the outline of a stem glass and of a bottle of sparkling wine. In the background, stylised Guelph battlements which are typical of the castles in the Franciacorta area, and a skyline of the most important monuments of Lombardia: the Ducal Palace of Mantua, the Palazzo della Loggia in Brescia, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Torrazzo in Cremona; the composition is completed by the Camunian Rose, a symbol of the Region of Lombardy which was inspired by the rock carvings of the Val Camonica recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Above, the arch-shaped inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”. In exergue, the name of the designer “M. BONIFACIO”.