20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III magnetic; reeded edge

20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III (magnetic; reeded edge) -  obverse20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III (magnetic; reeded edge) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-1943
Value 20 Centesimi (0.20 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Acmonital (ferritic)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.7 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1959
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 75b,
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# 76b
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of King Vittorio Emanuele III facing left and the name of the engraver below the neck

Lettering:
VITT·EM·III· RE·E·IMP·
G.ROMAGNOLI

Translation:
Vittorio Emanuele III King and Emperor (of Italy)
G. Romagnoli

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Reverse

Head of a woman facing right (representing Italy) behind a fasces placed at left, in front of her hairs, and adorned with the Savoy shield and with an axe at its left. Value below between the date at right and the mintmark plus the year of Fascist Era on the left.

Lettering:
ITALIA
R
XXI 1943
C.20

Translation:
Italy
R
XXI 1943
20 Centesimi

Engraver: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

20 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III (magnetic; reeded edge) -  obverse

Mints

Aosta, Italy
R (excluding 1943) Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

Comments

Coins in pure acmonital are magnetic and more brilliant and darker that coins km# 76a, that have also a part of Nickel
A part of 1943 coins were minted in Aosta but with the "R" mintmark, so are totally indistinguishable by those minted in Rome.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939 R 10 463 000 $ 1.13 $ 0.56 $ 0.73 7% XVII
1939 R 25 300 000 $ 1.15 $ 0.07 5% XVIII
1940 R 35 350 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.45 $ 0.38 $ 0.73 $ 1.01 $ 1.02 53% XVIII
1941 R 97 300 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.24 $ 0.34 $ 0.45 $ 0.68 $ 0.76 $ 1.93 63% XIX
1942 R 99 900 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.67 $ 1.07 $ 2.02 39% XX
1943 R 57 003 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.44 $ 1.57 $ 1.64 $ 1.13 26% XXI (2,053,000 minted at Aosta, rest minted at Rome)

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