Italy 1984-R 500 lire KM-111
The specimen shown is from a type struck in Rome for Italy 1982-2000. This type was one of the first bimetallic coins struck and is often found with the inner core loose and free to turn within the outer ring. This denomination proved popular and convenient for various silver commemoratives issued until the introduction of the euro in 2002 (see the "centennial" and "Dante" commemoratives).
Recorded mintage: 162,000,000 plus 193,000 silver Olympic commemoratives (KM 114).
Specification: 6.8 g, "bronzital" (aluminum bronze) core with a "acmonital" (stainless steel) ring, 25.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 111, Gig-45.
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