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Italian 20, 50 centesimi, 1, 2 lire coins 1936 date [solved]

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CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
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Hello,

Another question about Italian coins; why are the 1936 mintages of the four denominations (KM#75-78, in nickel) in the title so scarce? I get that their 1937 and 1938 dated counterparts are specially limited edition strikes for collectors, but did the 1936 coins circulate, and if so why are they so rare; were they recalled and melted down during the war because of their metal content or something?

The 1936 5 and 10 Lire coins are also scarcer than their previous design types, but are readily available and much easier to find than the .20 to 2 lire coins of that year.

And if someone could help me come up with a reasonable price to pay for each coin, that would be great too.
une Franglaise; ♪ je brosse ma chevelure ♫
loruca
Joined: 11-Apr-2015
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Market's fallen out on them in Italy, they are uncommon, but not rare.
I got both the 1 lira and 50 cent coin for a euro (lucky)
40 euros a piece for XF-AU is about fair around now.
As to the why the low mintage, I know I've read about it but I'm blanking out.
I collect anything: If it's Italian or Italian states i collect it even more!
Status changed to Solved (CassTaylor, 10-Jan-2019, 02:07AM)
CassTaylor
Joined: 30-May-2014
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Grazie mille! :)

I spent my last few days in Italy digging through bin after bin of the 1936-43 design coins desperately looking for a 1936 date.... turns out you're more likely to find a Vatican coin in the lot than the 1936 date (as I did).

I've also been looking for the smooth edge 20 centesimi, the non-magnetic 50 centesimi, magnetic 1 lira, and non-magnetic 2 lire; those seem to be deliberately avoiding me even though I thought they were dirt common. :(
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jeffff_it
Joined: 2-Oct-2013
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The rare pieces for the 36 are the Empire series. First year of coniation for the kind.
The mintage are low for each pieces. In my opinion In uncirculed status are rare (or really rare).
I'm lucky, at the moment I've got to sell all the series (I've just sell the 2 lire and the 50 cent.). Please look at the pictures.

Fabio Benedetti
loruca
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Quella lira e veramente stupefacente!
Si merita un Eccez. + !
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jeffff_it
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Anche il 20 cent non è da meno...
vuoi vedere le patine del 5 e del 10 lire?
Fabio Benedetti
loruca
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Quote: "jeffff_it"​Anche il 20 cent non è da meno...
​vuoi vedere le patine del 5 e del 10 lire?
​Certamente! Con delle monete del genere, e un piacere vederle!
Ma lei vende anche?
Lorenzo
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CassTaylor
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Quote: "jeffff_it"​The rare pieces for the 36 are the Empire series. First year of coniation for the kind.
​The mintage are low for each pieces. In my opinion In uncirculed status are rare (or really rare).
​True, they are rare, but it's the 1937-38 collector issues that are REALLY rare by comparison! Us mere mortals can only hope to afford the 1936 issues.

Lovely 20 Lire, by the way. :love:
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jeffff_it
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But Are 37 and 38 really coins? They're made just for collectors, for a the pleasure of the King . In my opinion it's another kind of collection.
Fabio Benedetti
jeffff_it
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5 lire 1936
Fabio Benedetti
jeffff_it
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10 lire 1936
Fabio Benedetti
loruca
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Exceptional coins! that 5 lire famiglia is incredible!
I collect anything: If it's Italian or Italian states i collect it even more!
jeffff_it
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;)
Fabio Benedetti

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