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500 Lire

500 Lire -  obverse500 Lire -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1958-2001
Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 98,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 97,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.
Y# 105
  • Yeoman, Richard S. & Arthur L. Friedberg ; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Yeoman, Richard S., Arthur L. Friedberg, & Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.

Obverse

Bust of woman in Renaissance dress, representing Italy, surrounded by 19 shields. From lower left the shields are: Genova, Torino, Aosta, Milano, Trento, Venezia, Trieste, Udine, Bologna, Firenze, Ancona, Perugia, Roma, L'Aquila, Napoli, Bari, Potenza, Catanzaro, Sicilia, Cagliari. The last two are hidden behind the bust.
Below the name of the engraver.

Lettering: GIAMPAOLI

Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli

Reverse

Christopher Columbus's ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria sailing to right. Below the value, with mint mark and name of the author (within sea waves).

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
VEROI
L. 500
R

Engraver: Guido Veroi

Guido Veroi, born in Rome on 16 November 1926 and died in the same city on 16 January 2013, was a sculptor, medalist, mosaic and glass master from Italy.

Edge

Raised lettering with the date within six stars (three for each sides)

Lettering: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA ***1960***

500 Lire -  obverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
13.64 4% (fr) Prova
1958 R 24,240,000 5.35 6.39 7.88 9.15 9.15 40%
1959 R 19,360,000 4.52 7.36 7.36 8.07 8.37 30%
1960 R 24,080,000 5.57 6.51 8.02 8.76 9.29 35%
1961 R 6,560,000 4.79 7.20 7.20 20.51 16%
1964 R 4,880,000 5.09 5.65 7.89 9.04 13%
1965 R 3,120,000 5.65 8.36 8.57 9.79 10%
1966 R 13,120,000 5.93 7.06 7.06 8.69 13.07 26% varieties exist
1967 R 2,480,000 5.66 5.66 10.06 9%
1968 R 100,000 29.68 2% In Sets only
1969 R 310,000 12.26 4% In Sets only
1970 R 1,140,000 8.90 7% In Sets only
1980 R 257,270 10.43 3% In Sets only
1981 R 162,794 11.56 2% In Sets only
1982 R 119,950 11.68 2% In Sets only
1983 R 76,552 14.78 1.4% In Sets only
1984 R 77,000 4.01 10.35 1.3% In Sets only
1985 R 15,385 67.91 0.4% In Proof Sets only
1985 R 74,600 8.85 1.7% In Sets only
1986 R 17,500 16.51 0.5% In Proof Sets only
1986 R 73,200 11.33 1.7% In Sets only
1987 R 10,000 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1987 R 57,500 16.64 1.1% In Sets only
1988 R 9,000 0.2% In Proof Sets only
1988 R 51,050 4.01 18.25 1.1% In Sets only
1989 R 9,260 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1989 R 51,200 18.14 1.1% In Sets only
1990 R 9,400 0.4% In Proof Sets only
1990 R 52,300 18.08 1.1% In Sets only
1991 R 11,000 0.4% In Proof Sets only
1991 R 54,000 12.07 1.0% In Sets only
1992 R 9,500 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1992 R 52,000 16.60 1.1% In Sets only
1993 R 8,500 0.18% In Proof Sets only
1993 R 50,200 1.1% In Sets only
1994 R 8,500 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1994 R 44,500 0.8% In Sets only
1995 R 7,800 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1995 R 37,700 42.47 0.9% In Sets only
1996 R 8,000 0.3% In Proof Sets only
1996 R 45,000 10.70 0.9% In Sets only
1997 R 8,440 0.2% In Proof Sets only
1997 R 43,600 1.0% In Sets only
1998 R 9,000 0.4% In Proof Sets only
1998 R 55,200 10.96 1.5% In Sets only
1999 R 8,500 0.2% In Proof Sets only
1999 R 51,800 18.65 1.3% In Sets only
2000 R 8,960 0.3% In Proof Sets only
2000 R 61,400 18.14 1.7% In Sets only
2001 R 10,000 0.3% In Proof Sets only
2001 R 100,000 26.62 3% In Sets only

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