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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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 97
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

Edge

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

Lettering: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA ***1960***

500 Lire -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
(fr) Prova
1958 R 24,240,000 4.43 5.85 7.76 7.60 7.60
1959 R 19,360,000 4.99 6.65 6.65 7.09
1960 R 24,080,000 5.54 6.84 7.85 5.49
1961 R 6,560,000 7.16 7.16 20.33
1964 R 4,880,000 7.16 7.76 8.87
1965 R 3,120,000 5.54 8.03 8.54
1966 R 13,120,000 7.06 7.06 7.79 11.20 varieties exist
1967 R 2,480,000 4.99 8.87
1968 R 100,000 In Sets only
1969 R 310,000 11.91 In Sets only
1970 R 1,140,000 8.03 In Sets only
1980 R 257,270 In Sets only
1981 R 162,794 9.84 In Sets only
1982 R 119,950 In Sets only
1983 R 76,552 In Sets only
1984 R 77,000 In Sets only
1985 R 15,385 In Proof Sets only
1985 R 74,600 7.50 In Sets only
1986 R 17,500 In Proof Sets only
1986 R 73,200 8.87 In Sets only
1987 R 10,000 In Proof Sets only
1987 R 57,500 In Sets only
1988 R 9,000 In Proof Sets only
1988 R 51,050 In Sets only
1989 R 9,260 In Proof Sets only
1989 R 51,200 In Sets only
1990 R 9,400 In Proof Sets only
1990 R 52,300 In Sets only
1991 R 11,000 In Proof Sets only
1991 R 54,000 In Sets only
1992 R 9,500 In Proof Sets only
1992 R 52,000 In Sets only
1993 R 8,500 In Proof Sets only
1993 R 50,200 In Sets only
1994 R 8,500 In Proof Sets only
1994 R 44,500 In Sets only
1995 R 7,800 In Proof Sets only
1995 R 37,700 In Sets only
1996 R 8,000 In Proof Sets only
1996 R 45,000 In Sets only
1997 R 8,440 In Proof Sets only
1997 R 43,600 In Sets only
1998 R 9,000 In Proof Sets only
1998 R 55,200 In Sets only
1999 R 8,500 In Proof Sets only
1999 R 51,800 In Sets only
2000 R 8,960 In Proof Sets only
2000 R 61,400 In Sets only
2001 R 10,000 In Proof Sets only
2001 R 100,000 27.71 In Sets only

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