Italy 1898-R 2 centesimi
Between 1861 and 1867, the government struck 153 million two centesimi pieces. It was not until 1895 that more were needed and this type was struck 1895-1900. This is a common date. King Umberto was assassinated by an anarchist in 1900.
Recorded mintage: 4,161,000.
Specification: 2 g, copper, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-30; Gig-56.
- 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.