1 Lira

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1946-1950
Value 1 Lira (1 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.25 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1954
Number N# 6669
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 87,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 86
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Woman head left with wheat sprigs within hair (representing the agriculture and fertility goddess Ceres). Engraver and designer names below neck cut.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA | ITALIANA
ROMAGNOLI - P.G.INC.

Translation: Italian Republic

Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli

Designer: Giuseppe Romagnoli Read more on Wikipedia

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Reverse

Orange sprig with fruit. Below the value between date and mint mark.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1947 L.1 R

Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli

Designer: Giuseppe Romagnoli Read more on Wikipedia

Giuseppe Romagnoli (1872, December 14 - Rome, 1966) was an Italian medalist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

In coins with date 1946 there are some small differences: first the value is a little bit thicker, more the "4" in date and the mintmark are different in style.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1946 R 104 000 8% (fr) rare
1947 R 12 000 1.1% (fr) très rare
1948 R 9 000 000 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 $ 2.30 $ 3.10 46%
1949 R 13 200 200 $ 0.53 $ 1.00 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 3.60 65%
1950 R 1 942 000 $ 1.80 $ 6.70 $ 12 $ 15 $ 21 17%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 LiraPicture 1 of a sold 1 LiraPicture 1 of a sold 1 LiraPicture 1 of a sold 1 Lira
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232127
Lot 62553
Internet Archive
Jul 7, 2021 1946 R – (fr) rare UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 LiraPicture 1 of a sold 1 Lira
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232215
Lot 62626
Internet Archive
Apr 7, 2022 1947 R – (fr) très rare AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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