Italy 1887-M lira

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This type was struck for the kingdom of Italy 1883-1900. It is the final issue from the mint at Milan. Despite being the only issue from that mint, it outnumbers all the Rome mint's production added together. The weight and fineness matches that of a French franc.

Recorded mintage: 16,305,000.

Specification: 5 g, .835 g, .134 troy oz ASW, 23 mm diameter, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: KM 24.2, Gig-38.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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