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500 Lire Unification Centennial

500 Lire (Unification Centennial) -  obverse500 Lire (Unification Centennial) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1961
Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29.3 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 99,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 98
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Italian Unification Centennial

Obverse

Italy seated on a capital, with her right arm raised holding an olive branch, and a helmet on her left side. In the exergue the name of the engraver.

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA*ITALIANA
VEROI

Translation: Italian Republic

Engraver: Guido Veroi

Reverse

A quadriga running left, with dates above and below horses. Below tha value and mintmark.

Lettering:
1861
1961
L.500
R

Engraver: Guido Veroi

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: 1° CENTENARIO VNITA D'ITALIA *1861-1961*

Translation: First Centenary of the Unity of Italy

Comments

Also known as "Quadriga Triste" ("Sad quadriga")

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1961 R 27,120,000 3.77 5.50 7.60 9.18 9.62 99%
1961 R 0.9% Prooflike
1961 R 1.3% Quadriga wheel with 8 rays

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