World Coin Wednesday.....Italian Style

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Morning everyone....

Today is the revival of yet another one of my tags. That would be #worldcoinwednesday. This is an easy one for anyone. Just pick any coin from any country other then the one you reside in. Tell us a little bit about it and snap some pics. It’s that easy.

We are on our way to Italy today...

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This is a coin that has crossed my path several times through the years. I’ve always wanted one, but had never seen one in great condition before. There is a ton of detail in this coin and only the higher grade ones still have it.

The coin is a 1960 Italia 500 Lira coin.

Here are the specs:

Value 500 Lire (500 ITL)
Currency Lira
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm

Obverse

Bust of woman in Renaissance dress, representing Italy, surrounded by 19 shields. From lower left the shields are: Genova, Torino, Aosta, Milano, Trento, Venezia, Trieste, Udine, Bologna, Firenze, Ancona, Perugia, Roma, L'Aquila, Napoli, Bari, Potenza, Catanzaro, Sicilia, Cagliari. The last two are hidden behind the bust.
Below the name of the engraver.

Lettering: GIAMPAOLI

Engraver: Pietro

Reverse

Christopher Columbus's ships, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria sailing to right. Below the value, with mint mark and name of the author (within sea waves).

Lettering:
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
VEROI
L. 500
R

Engraver: Guido

There were just over 24 million of these minted. There are not many examples left in high grade.

So here she is.....

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Some Close ups....

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Hope you enjoyed......

If so please comment below.

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That is one pretty coin. I love to circle of coats of arms.


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No doubt a keeper for sure.


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Ah, the good old 500 Lire.

The silver was worth more that the 500 Lire nominal worth at some point in Italian inflation history ^^
Maybe thats why only few are left?

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That’s probably why. Melted


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Sad... This happens so often, another reason @silverd510 to grab some of the nice quality ones..😀

I thought this is a nice coin too so I added it to my Silver fleet, I just don't remember where I parked her.

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Nice. When you find it post it my friend


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I wonder if they named the female that represents Italy that is depicted in this coin, like we call ours "Lady Liberty". I like it!
Thanka for sharing, bestie! Take care 🥰🌺🤙 and a ton of hugs 🤗🤗🤗

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I don’t think they did. I have many books on world coins and they never mention it. Feel better🤗🤗🤗🌹


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Love this one 510 — I bought one like it out of the case a couple years ago. Beautiful specie buddy 👍

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Hello my estranged brother......good choice it’s a beautiful coin. Miss you being around. Hope all is well.


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When you look at this coin, it is shouting to you: CLASSIC!
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No doubt Ron. I love the thought process of the designing of the old coins. There is not just a design but it tells a story as well. Thanks for stopping by brother.👍


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Thats a nice coin. I like the templar ship.

I like the ships on the reverse side of the coin and the details around the woman. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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