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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 6 g
Diameter 23.8 mm
Thickness 1.86 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 61,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 62
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

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

Edge

Reeded

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1919 R 3,700,000 5.65 5.65 7% KM#61.1 (smooth edge); rare
1919 R 16.26 5% KM#61.2 (reeded edge); rare
1920 R 29,450,378 0.56 1.50 4.67 9.99 41% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1920 R 2.06 4.80 7.90 24% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1921 R 16,848,822 2.53 3.25 4.41 34.69 27% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1921 R 2.71 3.25 17% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1924 R 599,000 0.9% KM#61.1 (smooth edge) - ultra rare
1924 R 1.7% KM#61.2 (reeded edge) - rare
1925 R 24,884,000 1.03 2.47 2.71 24% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1925 R 0.75 6.50 28.58 20% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1926 R 500 0.5% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1927 R 100 0.3% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1928 R 50 0.4% KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1929 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1930 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1931 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1932 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1933 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1934 R 50 0.3% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1935 R 50 0.5% KM#61.2 (reeded edge)

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