50 Lire

50 Lire -  obverse50 Lire -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1996-2001
Value 50 Lire (50 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 19.2 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 183
  • 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

Female head with towered crown facing left, hair swathed in fabric. One star below neck cut with name of the author on the right

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
L CRETARA

Translation:
Italian Republic
L. Cretara

Engraver: Laura Cretara

Laura Cretara (Rome, December 28, 1939) is an Italian medallist and engraver.

Reverse

Inside a large circle the value with big numbered fraction with the date above. In the outer ring a series of elements previously used in other coins of Italian Republic: from the mintmark clockwise: a bunch of grapes (5 lire km#89), a laurel branch (100 Lire km#96) an oak branch (20 Lire km#97), a cornucopia (1 Lira km#91) and a toothed wheel (200 Lire km# 105)

Lettering:
1998
R
50
LIRE

Engraver: Laura Cretara

Laura Cretara (Rome, December 28, 1939) is an Italian medallist and engraver.

Edge

Plain

50 Lire -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996 R 110,000,000 0.30 0.14 0.31 0.24 0.36 0.36 85%
1996 R 8,000 1.1% Proof - In Proof Sets only
1997 R 10,000,000 0.27 0.33 1.18 14%
1997 R 8,440 0.3% Proof - In Proof Sets only
1998 R 10,000,000 0.36 0.41 0.75 13%
1998 R 9,000 0.5% Proof - In Proof Sets only
1999 R 55,000,000 0.24 0.30 0.41 0.59 22%
1999 R 8,500 0.6% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2000 R 61,400 5.92 1.8% BU - In BU Sets only
2000 R 8,960 0.3% Proof - In Proof Sets only
2001 R 100,000 9.48 3% BU - In BU Sets only
2001 R 10,000 0.5% Proof - In Proof Sets only

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