20 Lire

20 Lire -  obverse20 Lire -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1957-2001
Value 20 Lire (20 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Bronzital
Weight 3.6 g
Diameter 21.25 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 1113
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References KM# 97,
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# 94,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Schön# 94a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Woman head facing left with wheat sprigs in her curly hair. Designer name below

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
GIAMPAOLI

Translation:
Italian Republic
Giampaoli

Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli

Reverse

Oak branch in the center with the denomination to the left and the mintmark below and the date to the right

Lettering:
L.20
R 1971

Translation:
20 Lire
R 1971

Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli

Edge

Reeded (1957-1959)
Smooth (1968-2001)

20 Lire -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

The Bronzital or Aluminum Bronze was used for the first time for this coin. In addition to copper, it contained 7.5 to 8.5 parts of aluminum and 0.3 to 0.6 parts of titanium. This last element made the processing of the alloy difficult and for this reason in 1959 the production of the 20 lire was suspended.

In 1967 the Bronzital alloy was modified assuming the following composition: aluminum 6%, nickel 2%, the rest (92%) copper. The technical difficulties of processing were thus overcome and minting resumed in 1968.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1957 R 60 075 000 0.13 0.16 0.24 0.24 0.36 0.97 10.75 41% KM#97.1 (reeded edge; plain "7"), Schön#94
1957 R 0.12 0.32 0.56 11% KM#97.1 (reeded edge; serifed "7")
1958 R 80 550 000 0.11 0.12 0.12 0.27 0.36 0.36 1.37 51% KM#97.1 (reeded edge)
1959 R 4 005 000 0.36 0.72 0.72 3.28 24.09 9% KM#97.1 (reeded edge)
1968 R 100 000 47.71 0.9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge), Schön#94a, In Sets only
1969 R 16 735 000 0.36 0.36 0.60 12% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1970 R 32 511 000 0.24 0.36 0.39 0.42 0.60 17% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1971 R 12 375 000 0.24 0.19 0.30 1.05 9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1972 R 34 400 000 0.20 0.35 0.30 1.10 16% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1973 R 20 000 000 0.36 0.38 0.24 0.43 1.19 11% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1974 R 17 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.30 0.60 10% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1975 R 24 750 000 0.12 0.24 0.24 0.48 0.68 12% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1976 R 17 325 000 0.30 0.24 0.12 1.19 11% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1977 R 9 900 000 0.39 0.44 0.24 0.60 7% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1978 R 13 521 000 0.21 0.36 0.48 0.72 0.81 9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1979 R 32 000 000 0.30 0.30 0.24 0.16 0.60 16% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1980 R 61 795 000 0.33 0.24 0.36 0.45 0.60 20% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1981 R 81 500 000 0.24 0.07 0.24 0.31 0.35 0.66 23% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1982 R 34 500 000 1.19 0.72 0.24 0.24 0.30 0.60 15% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1983 R 15 110 000 0.24 0.31 0.48 0.55 9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1984 R 5 122 000 0.36 1.31 2.62 5% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1985 R 15 000 000 0.36 0.36 0.54 0.32 1.07 9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1985 R 20 345 0.5% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1986 R 13 000 000 0.37 0.43 0.36 0.60 8% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1986 R 17 500 0.3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1987 R 2 766 000 0.60 0.60 0.48 1.19 6% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1987 R 10 000 0.3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1988 R 13 000 000 0.29 0.24 0.31 0.48 0.98 8% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1988 R 9 000 0.3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1989 R 16 000 000 0.30 0.36 0.44 0.60 9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1989 R 9 260 0.2% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1990 R 15 500 000 0.26 0.19 0.36 0.60 8% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1990 R 9 400 0.2% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1991 R 13 000 000 0.30 0.36 0.43 0.60 10% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1991 R 11 000 0.3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1992 R 2 500 000 0.61 1.11 1.32 5% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1992 R 9 500 0.13% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1993 R 1 000 000 1.19 1.38 0.79 5% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1993 R 8 500 0.17% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1994 R 1 000 000 1.31 3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1994 R 8 500 0.17% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1995 R 1 000 000 0.72 1.19 3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1995 R 7 960 0.15% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1996 R 1 000 000 1.31 2% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1996 R 8 000 0.13% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1997 R 1 000 000 2.39 1.8% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1997 R 8 440 0.12% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1998 R 1 000 000 1.32 1.9% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1998 R 9 000 0.20% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
1999 R 500 000 2.39 1.7% KM#97.2 (smooth edge)
1999 R 8 500 0.13% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
2000 R 61 400 8.35 0.7% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) BU - In BU Sets only
2000 R 8 960 0.13% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only
2001 R 100 000 8.35 1.2% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) BU - In BU Sets only
2001 R 10 000 0.3% KM#97.2 (smooth edge) Proof - In Proof sets only

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