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2 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele III

2 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele III -  obverse2 Lire - Vittorio Emanuele III -  reverse

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Features

Country Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1914-1917
Value 2 Lire (2 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 55
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Bust of King Vittorio Emanuele III facing right, with the name of the engraver below the neck

Lettering:
VITTORIO EMANUELE III RE D'ITALIA
D. CALANDRA

Translation:
Vittorio Emanuele III King of Italy
D. Calandra

Engraver: Davide Calandra

Davide Calandra was an Italian sculptor and cabinet maker.

Reverse

The female effigy of Italy standing on a quadriga with a shield in her left hand and an olive branch in the right, with the date below the prancing legs of the horses. On the line of exergue is the name of the author at left and of the engraver at right, with the value is flanked by two knots with the mintmark on the left and the Star of Italy at the right in the exergue

Lettering:
1917
FERT
D·CALANDRA M· L·GIORGI INC·
R
L. 2

Translation:
1917
FERT
D·CALANDRA M· L·GIORGI INC·
R
2 Lira

Engraver: Attilio Silvio Motti

Edge

Smooth with inscription (the motto of the House of Savoy) between knots and stars

Lettering: FERT FERT FERT

Translation: HIS COURAGE SAVED RHODES (Fortitudo ejus Rhodum tenuit)

Mint

R Rome, Italy

Comments

0.2685 oz ASW

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1914 R 10,390,007 9.54 13.47 19.71 19.71 224.46 46%
1915 R 7,947,783 13.58 13.58 22.27 42.39 37%
1916 R 10,923,056 15.61 18.44 34.57 45.74 51%
1917 R 6,122,657 26.84 39.04 88.12 117.85 16% rare

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