Italy 1892-R 50 centesimi

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40658
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40658 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,058. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. 50 Centesimi, 1892-R. NGC MS-63. Toned. Demarete Collection." This type was struck for the kingdom of Italy in 1889 and 1892 only, leaving the type rather scarcer than expected. It is rare in choice condition. Italy managed to stay in the Latin Monetary Union until World War One bankrupted the treasury.

Recorded mintage: 148,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine silver, .067 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-26; Gig-43; Mont-56.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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