500 Lire

500 Lire -  obverse500 Lire -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-2001
Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: bronzital center in acmonital ring
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 25.8 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 302
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 111,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 110
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Female head facing left. The woman symbolizes the Italian Republic with feathered wings coming from temples (symbols of intelligence and freedom). Engraver's name below the neck-cut.

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
CRETARA

Translation:
Italian Republic
Cretara

Engraver: Laura Cretara

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

Reverse

In the center a view of the Piazza del Quirinale, Rome., with small date in lower position. Value ("L.500") in Braille at top of the outer ring, as text at the bottom; plants on either sides.

Lettering:
⠨⠇⠄⠼⠑⠚⠚⠄
R 1987
L.500

Translation:
L. 500
R 1987
500 Lire

Engraver: Laura Cretara

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

Edge

Alternating smooth and reeded segments

500 Lire -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

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

Comments

1982 only average head







Portrait varieties exist with the size of the head and details of hair and signature vary.

On the 1987's and 1988's the design from interior continue on the exterior ring.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982 R 162 026 000 0.17 0.25 0.39 0.54 0.48 0.60 1.08 33% average head
1983 R 138 000 000 0.28 0.13 0.36 0.54 0.84 0.60 29%
1984 R 162 000 000 0.12 0.24 0.36 0.55 0.72 0.80 32%
1985 R 162 000 000 0.12 0.42 0.42 0.43 0.56 1.80 27% large signature
1985 R 20 345 0.6% Proof - In Proof sets only
1985 R 0.47 0.26 0.68 1.18 6% small signature, uncommon
1986 R 17 500 0.5% Proof - In Proof sets only
1986 R 165 000 000 0.10 0.13 0.30 0.46 0.46 0.53 1.20 29% small signature
1987 R 200 000 000 0.23 0.18 0.43 0.48 1.20 29% large signature
1987 R 10 000 0.3% Proof - In Proof sets only
1987 R 1.20 2.16 4% small signature, uncommon
1988 R 142 000 000 0.40 0.25 0.60 0.72 1.20 1.20 23%
1988 R 9 000 0.20% Proof - In Proof sets only
1989 R 155 000 000 0.11 0.12 0.18 0.41 0.60 0.60 0.78 26%
1989 R 9 250 0.2% Proof - In Proof sets only
1990 R 130 000 000 0.12 0.36 0.36 0.60 0.96 1.20 21%
1990 R 9 400 0.3% Proof - In Proof sets only
1991 R 0.16 0.54 0.60 0.52 2.17 8% large head
1991 R 11 400 0.4% Proof - In Proof sets only
1991 R 140 000 000 0.12 0.30 0.60 0.60 1.20 16% small head, uncommon
1992 R 0.12 0.48 0.41 3% large head
1992 R 9 500 0.3% Proof - In Proof sets only
1992 R 150 000 000 0.58 0.36 0.40 0.41 0.60 18% small head
1995 R 110 000 000 0.17 0.36 0.10 0.36 0.60 0.60 0.60 16%
1995 R 7 960 0.18% Proof - In Proof sets only
2000 R 61 400 9.60 0.5% BU - In BU Sets only
2000 R 10 000 0.13% Proof - In Proof sets only
2001 R 100 000 9.60 0.8% BU - In BU Sets only
2001 R 10 000 0.4% Proof - In Proof sets only

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