500 Lire Bank of Italy Centennial

500 Lire (Bank of Italy Centennial) -  obverse500 Lire (Bank of Italy Centennial) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1993
Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: bronzital center in acmonital ring
Weight 6.8 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 28 February 2002
Number N# 716
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 160,
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# 159
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the Bank of Italy

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

Engraver: Laura Cretara

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

Reverse

In center the monogram of the Bank of Italy divides the dates of the anniversary on both sides. Name of the author below. In outer ring the value is in the legend.

Lettering:
CENTENARIO DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA
1893 1993
R
GROSSI
L.500

Translation:
CENTENARY OF THE BANK OF ITALY
1893 1993
GROSSI
500 LIRE

Engraver: Sergio Grossi

Edge

Alternating smooth and reeded segments

500 Lire (Bank of Italy Centennial) -  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
1993 R 0.3% error anniversary dates are "893 - 1993"
1993 R 90 000 000 $ 0.47 $ 0.46 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 $ 0.87 $ 1.68 93% legend far from rim, see comments
1993 R $ 0.37 $ 1.39 $ 2.26 12% legend near rim, see comments
1993 R 8 500 0.6% Proof - In Proof sets only

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