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500 Lire Bank of Italy Centennial

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

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Features

Country 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 02-28-2002
References KM# 160,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 159
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Bank of Italy centennial

Obverse

Head left within circle

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
CRETARA

Engraver: Laura Cretara

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

Reverse

Monogram within design divides dates within circle, value below

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

Engraver: Sergio Grossi

Edge

Alternating smooth and reeded segments

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1993 R 90,000,000 1.04 0.99 0.99 1.79 93% legend far from rim, see comments
1993 R 1.30 12% legend near rim, see comments
1993 R 8,500 0.7% Proof

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