Italy 1907-R 2 centesimi
This specimen was lot 4031 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $229.13. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. 2 Centesimi, 1907-R. NGC AU-53 BN. Dark copper toning with areas of red hues. Very scarce key date." Between 1861 and 1867, the government struck 153 million two centesimi pieces. It was not until 1895 that more were needed and two centesimi were struck for king Umberto 1895-1900. This is a scarce date of a type struck for king Victor Emanuel III 1903-08.
Recorded mintage: 230,000.
Specification: 2 g, copper, 20.2 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-38.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.