Sunday, July 18, 2010

Taranto Naval Base Centenary 1889-1989

Year of Issue: 1989
Mintage: 42 Million
Diameter: 24 mm
Composition: Aluminium Bronze

This 200 Lire coin was issued to commemorate 100 years of the Military Naval Base at Taranto, Italy. The reverse of the coin shows a steamship in the Taranto's military harbor, one of Italy's most important sea ports. Taranto is a city situated in Southern Italy.

Taranto became famous during World War II, as a consequence of the November 1940 British air attack on the Regia Marina naval base stationed here, which is today called the Battle of Taranto.

Click here to see other "ships on coins" in my collection.

1 comment:

  1. hi,
    i'm sending you 2 beautiful photos taken in singapore at Fullerton. it's a picture of yacht.


Related Posts with Thumbnails

World Clock