Italy 1894-R 10 centesimi
This specimen was lot 576 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $302.50. The catalog description noted, "ITALY, Regno d'Italia. Umberto I. 1878-1900. CU 10 Centesimi. Rome mint. Dated 1894 R. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66 RB. Gem coin with muted red overall. Highest ever graded. A superb coin." This type of 1893-94 represented the first issue of the denomination since 1867. Worn specimens fill dealer junk boxes.
Recorded mintage: 5,910,000 plus 32,000,000 from Birmingham.
Specification: 10 g, copper, this specimen Ø30 mm, 9.97 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 27.2; Y 25; Mont 63.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.