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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_euro_coins

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monete_euro_italiane

THE CHOICE OF THE DESIGN OF THE COINS WAS LEFT

TO THE ITALIAN PUBLIC BY MEANS OF A TELEVISION BROADCAST WHERE ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS WERE PRESENTED, LETTING THE PEOPLE VOTE BY CALLING A CERTAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER.