Italy 1931-R lira
This specimen was lot 24204 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Lira, 1931-R. NGC MS-64. RARE, mintage of only 50 pieces. Good strike with soft satin luster and quite attractive." This type was struck for circulation 1922-24 and 1928; the other dates are proof only.
Recorded mintage: 50.
Specification: 8 g, nickel, 27 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-62.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.