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,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 98
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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

Guido Veroi, born in Rome on 16 November 1926 and died in the same city on 16 January 2013, was a sculptor, medalist, mosaic and glass master from Italy.

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

Guido Veroi, born in Rome on 16 November 1926 and died in the same city on 16 January 2013, was a sculptor, medalist, mosaic and glass master from Italy.

Edge

Smooth with inscription

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

Translation: First Centenary of the Unity of Italy *1861-1961*

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

Comments

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961 R 27,120,000 5.52 5.96 8.71 9.48 9.61 9.48 99%
1961 R 0.8% Prooflike
1961 R 1.3% Quadriga wheel with 8 rays

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