Italy 1877-R 20 lire

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Sincona sale 18, lot 2459
This specimen was lot 2459 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 260 (about US$343 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"20 Lire 1877. Rom. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Italy, Victor Emanuel II, twenty lire of 1877, Rome mint, extremely fine.)"
It is struck to the same standard as the contemporary French twenty francs. This type was struck in Turin (1861-70), Rome (1870-78) and Milan (1872-74) during the reign of Victorio Emanuele II of Italy (1861-78).

Recorded mintage: 247,000.

Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, .186 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.46 g.

Catalog reference: Pag. 474. Schl. 32. Fr-12, KM 10.2.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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