Italy 1914-R 5 lire

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1398
This specimen was lot 1398 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 3100 CHF (about US$3,815 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Königreich Vittorio Emanuele III. 1900-1944. 5 Lire 1914, Roma. Hksp., Kr. und lt. pol. Sehr schön. (Italy, Victor Emanuel III, 1900-44, five lire of 1914, hairlined, lightly polished, very fine.)"
Most must have been melted as the type is rare today. This is the last full size five lire.

Recorded mintage: 273,000.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, designed by Davide Cassandra, this specimen 24,99 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-144; Pag. 708, KM 56.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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