10 Centesimi - Umberto I

10 Centesimi - Umberto I -  obverse10 Centesimi - Umberto I -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Italy
King Umberto I (1878-1900)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1894
Value 10 Centesimi (0.1 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 10 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 727
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 27
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of King Umberto I facing left and the name of the engraver below the neck

Lettering:
UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA
SPERANZA

Translation: Umberto I King of Italy

Engraver: Filippo Speranza

Filippo Speranza (San Martino al Cimino, January 29, 1839 - Rome, December 7, 1903) was an Italian medalist. He began working at the Monnaie de Rome in 1861 and signed his first coin in 1867, that of 2 ½ lire, an atypical value not foreseen by the agreements of the Latin Monetary Union. In addition to this unique piece, Speranza will draw several medals from 1862. At the Roman Mint, he obtained the title of chief engraver. Medals and coins are signed with both the full family name and the simple initials S.

Reverse

Value and date within two branches, one of laurel and the other of oak and the Star of Italy and the mintmark below

Lettering:
10 CENTESIMI
1893
BI

Engraver: Filippo Speranza

Filippo Speranza (San Martino al Cimino, January 29, 1839 - Rome, December 7, 1903) was an Italian medalist. He began working at the Monnaie de Rome in 1861 and signed his first coin in 1867, that of 2 ½ lire, an atypical value not foreseen by the agreements of the Latin Monetary Union. In addition to this unique piece, Speranza will draw several medals from 1862. At the Roman Mint, he obtained the title of chief engraver. Medals and coins are signed with both the full family name and the simple initials S.

Edge

Smooth

10 Centesimi - Umberto I -  obverse

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Mints

BI in monogram Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
R Rome, Italy

Comments

Reference Numbers:
KM#27.1 - Heaton's Mint
KM#27.2 - Rome Mint

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1893 BI 28 900 000 $ 0.13 $ 1.16 $ 1.98 $ 2.43 $ 6.40 $ 31 $ 52 62% KM#27.1
1893 R 8 547 000 $ 1.02 $ 2.33 $ 4.52 $ 7.83 $ 465 25% KM#27.2 - uncommon
1894 BI 32 000 000 $ 0.50 $ 1.16 $ 2.03 $ 3.49 $ 5.81 $ 70 $ 52 55% KM#27.1
1894 R 5 909 780 $ 5.81 $ 3.49 $ 5.81 $ 44 $ 198 16% KM#27.2 - rare

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