Italy 1862-N BN 5 lire

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1699
This specimen was lot 1699 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it was withdrawn. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Königreich Vittorio Emanuele II. 1859-1878. 5 Lire 1862, Neapel. Fast FDC aus Polierter Platte. (kingdom of Italy, Victor Emanuel II, 1859-78, five lire of 1862, Naples mint, proof.)"
As part of the general Italian unification of 1859-61, the Sardinians took over the Naples mint and coined five lire there 1862-66. The mint closed in 1867. This specimen lacks the "BN" normally found on the reverse and may be a pattern.

Recorded mintage: 142,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen 25.12 g.

Catalog reference: Pag-483, KM 325, Davenport-140.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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