Italy 1885-R 20 lire

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, part of lot 21123
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This specimen was part of lot 21123 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), which sold for $3,360. The catalog description[2] noted, "ITALY. Date Run of 20 Lire, 1865-97. Fr-11 & 21; KM-10.1 & 21. 12 pieces in lot. 1865, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1893, & 1897. SOLD AS IS/NO RETURNS. NGC AU-58 (1), Unc Details--Scratches (1), MS-61 (1), MS-62 (4), & MS-63 (5)." This date is one of a series struck 1879-97 at the Rome mint during the reign of Umberto of Italy. It is struck to the same standard as the contemporary French twenty francs.

Recorded mintage: 165,000.

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

Catalog reference: Pag. 575, Schl. 63, Fr-21, KM 21.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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