Italy 1928-R 20 lire Dav-145
"ITALY | Königreich, Vittorio Emanuele III. 1900-1946. 20 Lire 1928 / Anno VI R, Roma. FDC. (kingdom of Italy, Victor Emanuel III, 1900-46, twenty lire of 1928, Rome mint. Uncirculated.)"This type was struck 1926-34. The issues of 1927 and 1928 were of substantial mintage but few seem to have been released as they are seldom seen. The other dates were for presentation only. Vittorio Emanuele III succeeded his father Umberto upon the latter's assassination in 1900, but by 1928 he was the helpless tool of the Fascists.
Recorded mintage: 2,487,000.
Specification: 15 g, .800 fine silver, designed by Giuseppe Romagnoli, this specimen 15.05 g.
Catalog reference: KM 69, Mont. 67, Pagani 673, Dav-145.
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