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Italy honours pop icon Raffaella Carrà with €5 coin

Raffaella Carrà features on collector coin.

Italy has minted a special edition €5 coin in tribute to Raffaella Carrà, the Italian singer, dancer, actress and popular television host who died in Rome two years ago aged 78.

The commemorative coin featuring the late entertainment legend was presented on Wednesday by Italy's ministry of economy and finance.

The limited edition coin, designed by Silvia Petrassi, has a retail price of €40 and is destined exclusively for collectors.

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) minted 15,000 of the coins as part of its Great Italian Artists Series, in honour of "the unforgettable icon of Italian television".

Born in Bologna in 1943, Carrà enjoyed a successful career in show business, acting in numerous movies and earning fame singing, dancing and presenting popular television shows.

She also had much success hosting tv shows and releasing records in the Spanish language, making her a star in South America and Spain whose capital Madrid named a plaza after her last year.

On 6 July 2021, the day after she died, one of her most-loved songs - A far l'amore comincia tu - was played before the Italy-Spain semi final in the Euro 2020 tournament in Wembley Stadium.

For full details about the new coin see IPZS website.

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