Italy 1929-R 10 lire
This specimen was lot 22245 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $212. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. 10 Lire, 1929-R. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder." This type was struck 1926-34 in large numbers but is today very scarce, probably the result of melting. This is among the more available dates but is not common. This variety has edge lettering spelled "**FERT**" whereas the other (KM 68.1) has "*FERT*".
Recorded mintage: 6,800,000.
Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver, 27 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM-68.2, Gig-58.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.