Italy 1912-R 10 lire
This specimen was lot 24613 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description noted, "Vittorio Emanuele III gold 10 Lire 1912-R, MS64 NGC, lightly toned and attractive with full mint bloom. Very rare type." This rare type was issued in 1910, 1912 and 1926-27 only and nearly all were melted.
Recorded mintage: 6,796.
Specification: 3.225 g, .900 fine gold, .0933 troy oz AGW, 18 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 47.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.