Italy 1912-R 2 lire
This specimen was lot 596 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $544.50. The catalog description noted, "ITALY, Regno d'Italia. Vittorio Emanuele III. 1900-1946. AR 2 Lire. Rome mint. Dated 1912 R. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Very lightly toned choice uncirculated. Highest graded. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, June 1974." This type was struck 1908-12 and is rather scarce. The type of 1914-17 (KM 55) rounded out the series of silver two lire.
Recorded mintage: 2,166,000.
Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver, 28 mm diameter. This specimen is Ø28 mm, 10.00 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 46; Mont 150, Gig-99.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.