Italy 1934 20 centesimi
This specimen was lot 10546 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,087. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. 20 Centesimi, 1934-R. NGC MS-65. From a mintage of only 50 pieces. From the Demarete 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: 50.
Specification: 4 g, nickel, 21.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-44; Gig-212; Mont-295.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.