Italy 1900-R lira
This specimen was lot 3424 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Italy. Lira, 1900-R. Umberto I. NGC graded Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines)." This type was struck at the Rome mint 1883-86, 1892 and 1899-1900 and is common in circulated condition. The 1887-M lira from Milan is by far the commonest date.
Recorded mintage: 318,000.
Specification: 5 g, .835 fine silver, .134 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-24.1; Pagani-607.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
- Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.