500 Lire Dante Alighieri

500 Lire (Dante Alighieri) -  obverse500 Lire (Dante Alighieri) -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1965
Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29.3 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References KM# 100
  • 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.

Commemorative issue

700th Anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri

Obverse

The head of Poet Dante Alighieri facing left, with a laurel crown on his head, and the name of engraver below on two lines

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
SCULT G•
VERGINELLI
INC•G•MONASSI

Translation:
ITALIAN REPUBLIC
DESIGNER G•
VERGINELLI
ENGRAVER •G•MONASSI

Engraver: Guerrino Mattia Monassi

Designer: Goffredo Verginelli

Reverse

Flames surmounted by clouds and sun rays with 10 small stars within; allegorical symbols of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise (the three books of the trilogy of the Divine Comedy, a masterpiece of world literature). In exergue indication of the value, under which lies the date, with the mintmark right of the flames

Lettering:
R
L. 500
1965

Translation:
R
500 LIRE
1965

Engraver: Guerrino Mattia Monassi

Designer: Goffredo Verginelli

Edge

Inscription in relief

Lettering: 7°CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA DI DANTE

Translation: 7TH CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF DANTE

Comments

0.2953 oz ASW

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1965 R 5,000,000 7.15 10.09 12.27 14.90 12.06 99%
1965 R 1.6% Proof

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