The commemorative coin of the famous singer and presenter Raffaella Carrà, with a face value of 5 euros, can now be purchased on the website of the Italian Polygraphic Institute and Mint, which has included it in its collection of "Great Italian Artists".
The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of Carrà inside a television screen next to the inscription "Repubblica Italiana".
It is an edition for collectors, which is not intended for current commercial use, and whose official starting price is 40 euros (different from its nominal value), with a first print run of 15,000 coinsdesigned by Silvia Petrassi.
The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of Carrà inside a television screen next to the inscription "Repubblica Italiana", while on the reverse it appears full length next to his name and the year of issue, 2023.
A very bizarre image
This edition dedicated to the Italian singer, presenter and actress was presented in Rome, during an event dedicated to numismatic collectors.
On the reverse it appears full length next to its name and the year of issue, 2023.
But the networks exploded with protests over the poor design of the face of the Carrá that bears little resemblance to that of the woman who was adored in Italy and the world.
"In an increasingly virtual world, coins are bearers of inestimable value, ambassadors of culture and an Italian brand that combines beauty, know-how and practicality," said Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti.
The bad design of the face of the Carrá on the coins raised the complaints of the people.
On June 18, Carrà would have turned 80. His death, on July 5, 2021, caused shock in Italy, Spain and South America, followed by a mourning that lasted three days with a burning chapel installed in the City Hall of Rome that received thousands of visitors.
It will not be the only tribute that the singer of "Far l'Amore" will receive this year, as her life and artistic career will be the argument of an opera that will premiere the Donizetti Theater in Bergamo (northern Italy) next September.
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