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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.