Italy 1930-R 10 lire
This specimen was lot 1346 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description noted, "ITALY: Victor Emmanuel III, 1900-1946, AR 10 lire, 1930, NGC graded MS62." This type was struck 1926-34 in large numbers but is today very scarce, probably the result of melting. This is among the more available dates but is not common. This variety has edge lettering spelled "*FERT*" whereas the other (KM 68.2, not struck in 1930) has "**FERT**".
Recorded mintage: 3,668,000.
Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-68.1.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.