• 200 Lire 1996, KM# 184, Italy, 100th Anniversary of Financial Guard Academy
  • 200 Lire 1996, KM# 184, Italy, 100th Anniversary of Financial Guard Academy
Description

The Guardia di Finanza (GdF) (English: Financial Guard) is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. Guardia di Finanza is a Military Police and it's part of the Ministry of Defence (Italy). It is essentially responsible for dealing with financial crime and smuggling; it has also evolved into Italy's primary agency for suppressing the drugs trade.

Engraver: Eugenio Driutti

Obverse

The two buildings are the Academy's building in Bergamo and the Royal Palace of Caserta.

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century.

REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
DRIUTTI

Reverse

The Academy's emblem, cadet's short sword and cap.

Motto: Nec Recisa Recedit (Does not retreat even if broken)

CENTENARIO DELL'ACCADEMIA DELLA GUARDIA DI FINANZA ⋆
NEC RECISA RECEDIT
1896 R
L.200
1996

Edge

200 Lire

100th Anniversary of Financial Guard Academy

KM# 184
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)

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