Institute Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato SpA, abbreviated IPZS, is the tick of the Italian Republic. The headquarters, which branches off the various functions, has many tasks and rules to follow in Rome.

Mint HistoryEdit

IPZS officially opened December 27, 1911 by King Vittorio Emanuele III. The Institute minted euro coins and stamps in Italy, San Marino, and the Vatican. In 1978, he acquired the Section Zecca, taking the name of The Royal Canadian Numismatic state. Since October 2002, it is a joint stock company with the sole shareholder, the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In 1982 it was the first mint to mint bimetallic coins.


The Institute of Publications state officials, including the Official Journal, the minting of coins respectively, through the Chamber and Yards Mint Values cards, stamps and also through workshops. IPZS is also active in the field of security (electronic identity cards, electronic passports, residence permit electronic), printing plates for vehicles and Internet services, such as building and managing institutional websites and databases.

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