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10 Centesimi - Umberto I

10 Centesimi - Umberto I -  obverse 10 Centesimi - Umberto I -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1894
Value 10 Centesimi (0.1 ITL)
Composition Copper
Weight 10 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 27
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA
SPERANZA

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. Above the Star of Italy and below the mintmark

Mint marks:
BI in monogram for Birmingham (km# 27.1)
R for Rome (km# 27.2)

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1893 BI 28,900,000 0.17 1.18 1.97 2.26 KM#27.1
1893 R 8,547,000 1.04 3.33 4.31 7.46 KM#27.2
1894 BI 32,000,000 0.42 1.24 2.22 3.33 5.20 KM#27.1
1894 R 5,909,780 3.88 5.55 KM#27.2 - rare

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