Italy 1965-R 500 lire KM-100

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is from a type struck in Rome for Italy in 1965. It commemorates the 700th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, author of the "Divine Comedy."

Recorded mintage: 4,272,000.

Specification: 11 g, .835 fine silver, edge lettered "7o CENTENARIO DE LA NASCITA DI DANTE *", 29.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 100, Gig-42.


  • 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.

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