500 Lire F.A.O. - IFAD

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1998
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 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
Number N# 714
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 193,
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# 199
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

20th Anniversary of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

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:
Republic of Italy
Cretara

Engraver: Laura Cretara

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

Reverse

Open hand with palm facing up, holding an ear and sorghum stems. Above it a solar globe and a twisted wheat ear, forming the number "20": the years of the anniversary. In the outer ring above the word "IFAD" with its symbol at left divides the dates of the anniversary; value is below with the mintmark at right and the name of the author at left, along the rim.
, and a stylised 20 made out of wheat, and the denomination at the bottom

Lettering:
IFAD
1978 1998
20
L. DE SIMONI
L.500 R

Engraver: Luciana De Simoni

Luciana De Simoni (24 March 1957, Frascati) is an Italian artist. She designed the piece of 2 Italian euro cents, featuring the Mole Antonelliana in Turin.

Edge

Alternating smooth and reeded segments

500 Lire (F.A.O. - IFAD) -  obverse

© Renato Lima

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
1998 R 100 000 000 $ 0.47 $ 0.51 $ 1.16 $ 1.40 $ 1.16 $ 1.75 99%
1998 R 9 000 1.1% Proof - In Proof Sets only

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