50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III

50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1919-1935
Value 50 Centesimi (0.50 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 23.9 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 61,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 62
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Portrait of King Vittorio Emanuele III in uniform facing left. Lettering around edge, name of the engraver near the rim, on the uniform.

Lettering:
VITT·EM·III·RE·D'ITALIA
G· ROMAGNOLI

Translation:
Vittorio Emanuele King of Italy
G. Romagnoli

Engraver: Giovanni Romagnoli

Giovanni Romagnoli was an Italian painter and sculptor. He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, and specialized in painting female nudes inspired by 19th century painters such as Tranquillo Cremona.

Reverse

Female figure holding a torch (representing Justice) on a chariot carried by four lions going right. On the chariot the initials of the author and name of the engraver. Lettering above; date, mintmark and value below exergue line.

Lettering:
AEQVITAS
G.R.M.
A. MOTTI
1919 R
C. 50

Engraver: Attilio Silvio Motti

Attilio Silvio Motti (1867, Alessandria - 1935) was an Italian sculptor, engraver, and medallist. He trained at the Academy of Art in Nice, and taught engraving at the School of the Art of the Medal in Rome. He was chief engraver of the Italian Mint from 1913 until his death.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Years from 1926 to 1935 have been minted for collectors only and had no legal tender.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1919 R 3,700,000 8.38 4.37 7% KM#61.1 (smooth edge); rare
1919 R 14.36 5% KM#61.2 (reeded edge); rare
1920 R 29,450,378 0.50 0.67 1.80 5.25 11.04 65.83 41% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1920 R 1.86 4.67 5.98 25% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1921 R 16,848,822 2.94 3.59 3.59 23.94 32.94 27% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1921 R 4.50 3.59 4.52 17% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1924 R 599,000 0.9% KM#61.1 (smooth edge) - ultra rare
1924 R 1.6% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) - rare
1925 R 24,884,000 1.20 1.20 2.99 24% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1925 R 0.86 3.48 23.94 20% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1926 R 500 0.6% KM#61.1 (smooth edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1927 R 100 0.4% KM#61.1 (smooth edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1928 R 50 0.4% KM#61.1 (smooth edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1929 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1930 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1931 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1932 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1933 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1934 R 50 0.4% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare
1935 R 50 0.5% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) Collectors’ issue; extremely rare

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