Italy 1926-R 20 centesimi
This specimen was part of lot 24611 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), which sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "Vittorio Emanuele III nickel Mint Set 1926-R, [comprising] 1) 20 Centesimi, MS62 NGC...2) 50 Centesimi...3) Lira, MS63 NGC. A rare set with all examples remaining untoned. From The Formosa Collection." This type was issued in large numbers 1908-14 and 1919-22 but mintages for 1926-35 were for presentation only, much like the twenty lire. The SCWC only lists these late issues in uncirculated.
Recorded mintage: 500.
Specification: 4 g, nickel, 21.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-44, Gig-204, Mont-287.
- 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.
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- 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.