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20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III

20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1935
Value 20 Centesimi (0.20 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 44,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 45
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

A female figure holding an ear of wheat in her hand.

Lettering: ITALIA

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Reverse

An allegorical figure of Liberty in flight holding a torch in her left hand. Below the figure is the crowned Savoy Shield and the names of the author and of the engraver. To the left of the Shield is the denomination, the year of issue, and the mintmark.

Lettering:
C.20
1913
R
L. BISTOLFI M.
L. GIORGI INC.

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Edge

Reeded

20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse

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Comments

Coins from 1926 to 1935 are for collectors only and have no legal tender.
Also known as "Libertà Librata" ("Hovering Freedom")

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908 R 14,315,000 0.49 0.49 0.96 0.96 22%
1909 R 19,280,000 0.23 1.30 1.30 26%
1910 R 21,887,000 0.33 0.65 1.08 1.08 4.85 28%
1911 R 13,671,000 0.36 1.08 1.79 19%
1912 R 21,040,000 0.53 1.08 1.13 25%
1913 R 20,729,000 0.71 1.08 1.08 26%
1914 R 14,307,666 0.81 0.97 0.97 20%
1919 R 3,474,725 5.41 6% rare
1920 R 27,283,800 0.58 1.08 1.51 5.03 27%
1921 R 50,372,000 0.21 0.35 0.91 1.39 38%
1922 R 17,134,309 0.57 0.58 1.08 1.48 18%
1926 R 500 0.2%
1927 R 100 0.13%
1928 R 50 0.19%
1929 R 50 0.15%
1930 R 50 0.13%
1931 R 50 0.13%
1932 R 50 0.17%
1933 R 50 0.19%
1934 R 50 0.13%
1935 R 50 0.3%

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