Italy, Sardinia

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Northern Italy in 1860

Duchy of Savoy (to 1720)

Spanish rule

Kingdom of Sardinia (1720-1860)

note: for the period 1816-60, the Turin mintmark was an eagle's head and the Genoa mintmark was an anchor.

mezza doppia


special issues for the island of Sardinia

French occupation

French coins with mintmark "U" were struck at Turin while Sardinia was annexed to Napoleon's empire. These include:

decimal coinage

one lira and two lire

five lire

ten lire

twenty lire

forty and fifty lire

eighty lire

hundred lire