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...
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)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29.3 mm
Thickness 2 mm
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.
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).
There were just over 24 million of these minted. There are not many examples left in high grade.
So here she is.....
Some Close ups....
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