5 Centesimi - Umberto I

Features

Issuer Italy
King Umberto I (1878-1900)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1895-1900
Value 5 Centesimi (0.05 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Copper
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 25.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7521
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 31
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA
SPERANZA

Translation: UMBERTO I KING OF ITALY

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

Lettering:
5 CENTESIMI
1895
R

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

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1895 R 507 600 $ 5.81 $ 20 $ 37 71% rare
1896 R 379 600 $ 7.37 $ 36 50% rare
1900 R 2 000 4% ultra rare (most were melted)

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