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½ Rupia - Vittorio Emanuele III

Features

Country Italian Somaliland
(Somalia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1910-1919
Value 1/2 Rupia (1/2)
Currency Rupia (1909-1925)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 5.8319 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Vittorio Emanuele III

Lettering: VITTORIO EMANVELE II RE D' 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

Lettering:
SOMALIA ITALIANA
MEZZA
RUPIA
نصف روپیه
R
·1919·

Translation:
Italian Somalia
One half Rupee

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1910 R 400,000
1912 R 100,000
1913 R 100,000
1915 R 50,000
1919 R 200,000

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Numista Rarity index: 78 Search tips
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