Italy Releases "Vitruvian Man" Euros

1 Euro Coin featuring da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man"

In 2002, Italy released a set of Euros to establish a new national currency. Leonardo's "Vitruvian Man" is the subject for the 1 Euro coin. The "Vitruvian Man" coin displays a sense of Italian pride in da Vinci. It also alludes to the fact that the Renaissance occured in Italy. The 1 Euro Coin was voted "Most Beautiful" in the collection. The beauty of the "Vitruvian Man" is still evident in today's culture. 

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1 Jan 2002