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50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III

50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse 50 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Type Common coin
Years 1919-1935
Value 50 Centesimi (0.50 ITL)
Metal Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 23.8 mm
Thickness 1.86 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 61, Schön# 62
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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

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 Italy) on a chariot carried by four lions going right. On the chariot the initials of the author. Lettering above; date, mintmark and value below exergue line

Lettering:
AEQVITAS
G.R.M.
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
1919 R 3,700,000 KM#61.1 (smooth edge); rare
1919 R KM#61.2 (reeded edge); rare
1920 R 29,450,378 0.50 1.70 2.57 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1920 R 2.75 13.74 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1921 R 16,848,822 3.01 3.42 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1921 R 4.20 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1924 R 599,000 KM#61.1 (smooth edge) - ultra rare
1924 R KM#61.2 (reeded edge) - rare
1925 R 24,884,000 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1925 R 12.37 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1926 R 500 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1927 R 100 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1928 R 50 KM#61.1 (smooth edge)
1929 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1930 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1931 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1932 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1933 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1934 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)
1935 R 50 KM#61.2 (reeded edge)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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