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5 Centesimi - Pivs XII

5 Centesimi - Pivs XII -  obverse5 Centesimi - Pivs XII -  reverse

© Emiliano Micalizzi

Features

Country Vatican City
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1941
Value 5 Centesimi (0.05 VAL)
Currency Lira (1929-2001)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 22,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 22
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Coat of arms dividing dates, name of pope

Lettering:
PIVS·XII·PONTIFEX
MAXIMUS·ANNO·I
19 39

Engraver: Aurelio Mistruzzi

Aurelio Mistruzzi (Villaorba, 1880 – Roma, 1960) was an Italian sculptor and medallist.

Reverse

Olive branch, state name, value

Lettering:
STATO DELLA CITTÀ DEL VATICANO
C. 5

Engraver: Aurelio Mistruzzi

Aurelio Mistruzzi (Villaorba, 1880 – Roma, 1960) was an Italian sculptor and medallist.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1939  62,000 (fr) An.I
1940  57,000 (fr) An.II
1941  5,000 (fr) An.III

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