Italy 1917-R lira

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type of 1915-17 rounded out the series of silver one lire. The matching French silver franc was terminated in 1920. When production of the lira resumed in 1922, it was a nickel coin.

Recorded mintage: 9,744,000.

Specification: 5 g, .835 fine silver, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 57; Gig-139.


  • 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.

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