Sardinia 1853(g) P 20 lire
This type was struck at the Turin mint 1850-61 during the reign of Victorio Emanuele II of Italy, while he was merely King of Sardinia (1849-60). It is struck to the same standard as the contemporary French twenty francs. It is, however, reasonably common.
Recorded mintage: 137,000.
Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, .186 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 146.2 (formerly C-126.1), Mont-09, Fr-1147.
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