5 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III

5 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse5 Centesimi - Vittorio Emanuele III -  reverse

Obverse © whitegandalf

Features

Country Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1918
Value 5 Centesimi (0.05 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 42
  • 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.

Obverse

Half bust of King Vittorio Emanuele III facing left

Lettering: VITTORIO·EMANUELE·III·RE·D'ITALIA

Translation: Vittorio Emanuele III King of Italy

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Reverse

Female figure representing Italy standing tall on a prow of a ship, with a branch of olive in her right hand and the date to the right of the value above, and the mintmark on the prow while the names of author and engraver on the side of the ship.

Lettering:
CENT. 5
1913
R
P.CANONICA M.
L.GIORGI I.

Translation:
5 Cenesimi
1913
R
P. Canonica M.
L. Giorgi I.

Engraver: Luigi Giorgi

Luigi Giorgi or Evaristo Luigi Giorgi (Lucca, 1848 - Rome, August 20, 1912) was a goldsmith, engraver and Italian medalist. He was the chief engraver of the Royal Mint in Rome and the first director-teacher of the School of Medal Art. He is known for his engravings of Italian coins as well as various Chinese patterns.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

R Rome, Italy

Comments



NOTE: all the coins have the mintmark incused on the prow, except for the coin dated 1908 where is in relief.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908 R 824,390 13.67 42.90 86.49 14% without dot after "D"; rare
1909 R 1,733,610 1.81 6.04 6.04 18.13 46.79 34% without dot after "D"; signature embossed;
1912 R 743,000 30.21 48.33 101.50 145.00 241.67 15% dot after "D"
1913 R 1,964,066 2.42 7.25 18.13 31% dot after "D"; see comments
1913 R 2% without dot after "D"; very rare; see comments
1915 R 1,038,000 8.46 42.29 16% without dot after "D"
1918 R 4,242,000 3.63 7.25 65.43 18.69 241.67 42% without dot after "D"

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