Italy 1891-R 100 lire
This specimen was lot 1910 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $11,162.50. The catalog description noted, "Italy. 100 Lire, 1891-R PCGS AU58. Umberto I. Head left. Reverse: Crowned arms within wreath. Pop 1; 3 finer. Very Rare Date. PCGS graded AU-58." This rare type is listed for five dates during 1880-91. It was struck to the standard of a French hundred francs d'or.
Recorded mintage: 209.
Specification: 32.25 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-18; KM-22; Pagani-571 (R3).
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- Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.