The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano (IPZS) have released new silver Brilliant Uncirculated and colour coins with a concave (or domed) centre, which marks Italy’s hosting the prestigious golf tournament of the 44th Ryder Cup. Matches will be held at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio, northeast of Rome. The biennial event was originally scheduled for 2022 before the 43rd matches were postponed into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first time that Italy has hosted the Ryder Cup, with brothers Eduardo and Francesco Molinari acting as vice-captains of the European team.
Designed by IPZS engraver Annalisa Masini, the first Italian coin with a domed shape in the centre includes colour, which features the surface of a golf ball along with the official logo of the international golf tournament RYDER CUP 2023. Encircling the gold ball is the text REPUBBLICA ITALIANA, separated on each side by two red and blue bands, identifying respectively the United States of America and Europe, which compete every two years on the most prestigious golf courses. On the left and between the blue and red band is the name of the coins’ designer A. MASINI. The reverse side includes a depiction of Rome’s Coliseum, which represents Italy as the host. Above the coliseum is the denomination of 10 EURO and the mintmark R in reference to the Mint of Rome. Around the inverted dome is a band of green grass shown in vivid colour, which also includes the text RYDER CUP encircling the centre with the year of issue 2023 placed below.
|22 g||34 mm||Brilliant Unc. with applied colour||
Available from the 18th September, each coin is specially encapsulated and presented in a coin folder with a side magnetic closure. For additional information, please click here.