1000 Lire European Union; Old West Germany Map

1000 Lire (European Union; Old West Germany Map) -  obverse1000 Lire (European Union; Old West Germany Map) -  reverse

© Gian Luca Denegri

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1997
Value 1000 Lire (1000 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in bronzital ring
Weight 8.8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 10791
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 190,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 193.1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

In the central disc female head with towered crown facing left, hair swathed in fabric. Only the crown is outside the disc. In outer ring the legend and twelve stars (dividing the legend: six above the head and six below the neck) representing the State members of the UE. Name of the author below the neck.

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ****** ITALIANA ******
L.CRETARA

Translation: Italian Republic

Engraver: Laura Cretara

Laura Cretara (Rome, December 28, 1939) is an Italian medallist and engraver.

Reverse

A portion of the globe centered on Europe with thick meridian and parallels outlined. In the inner disc five folded papers are above the map around the border, creating a window in shape of a five-pointed star above the Europe. In the outer ring are the value below, with name of the author right above it, but in the disc. The date is vertical on the left, while the mintmark is at right.

Lettering:
1
9
9
7 R
PERNAZZA
L.1000

Translation:
1000 Lire
1997
Pernazza

Engraver: Uliana Pernazza

Edge

Alternating smooth and milled sections

1000 Lire (European Union; Old West Germany Map) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

Comments



This is the first version of the coin, with errors in the geographical and political boundaries of Europe. First of all the boundaries of Germany are those previous to the unification; more Luxembourg and the Netherlands are missing. Despite these errors the coin is very common

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1997 R 100 000 000 $ 2.06 $ 0.57 $ 1.14 $ 1.44 $ 1.99 $ 2.27

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