• 100 Lire 1979, KM# 106, Italy, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 100 Lire 1979, KM# 106, Italy, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate arguments and debate policy.

Engraver: Sergio Giandomenico

Obverse

Young female head facing left with a long braid and wheat sprigs on hair (a representation of the Goddess Ceres). The country name above around the rim. Below the head a small flower and the name of the engraver.

REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
GIANDOMENICO

Reverse

Depicts a cow nursing calf, value and date on the right, mintmark on the left. In the background meridians and parallels symbolizing the world. FAO's motto "Feeding the World" above, abbreviation below.

NUTRIRE IL MONDO
100
LIRE
R
FAO

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (R)

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