Italy 1922-R 20 centesimi

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In 1918, the production of the liberty head 20 centesimi (KM 44) was interrupted. The government dragged out of storage 309 metric tons of old copper-nickel twenty centesimi from the reign of Umberto and restruck them (KM 58). In 1920, supplies ran out and recoining ceased. The old design was resumed 1919-22, when striking for circulation ended.

Recorded mintage: 17,134,309.

Specification: 4 g, nickel, 21.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 44; Gig-203.


  • 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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