Italy 1949-R 5 lire

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Italy 1949 5 lire rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is from a type struck in Rome for Italy 1946-50. It was superseded by a smaller aluminum coin (KM 89) struck 1951-2000 which is very common. The 1946 and 1947 are rare dates.

Recorded mintage: 71,100,000.

Specification: 2.5 g, aluminum, 26.7 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 89, Gig-280.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 40th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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