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A new acquisition. Added this very popular and very common 'Bee" 10 c to my collection. Despite its lack of rarity, I think that reverse is truly a beautiful design. While I have several, I wanted to get a higher grade specimen.

 

Italy

1921-R 10 Centesimi

KM #60

 

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This one is part of a three coin series, 1C, 2C, 5C.  I definitely want the other two!

 

Italy

1909-R, Two Centesimi

KM #41

 

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That is a lovely design.

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With this new acquisition, I have completed this short 3-coin type. I love that reverse! Would also love to meet her...well you know what I mean.

 

Italy

1915 5 Cent

KM #43

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This latest acquisition is an upgrade as I already had a couple lower grade examples of this very fine design. Nice strike on this one.

 

Italy

1909 20 Centesimi

KM #44

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From the Baltimore show..

 

I didn't need this one, but for $2, I like the design too much to pass.

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... and for $4 each I am very pleased with these two!

 

1938 5 centisimi

KM#73

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1943 10 centisimi

KM #74a

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Nice coins.

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The centesimo is almost as small as the US trime (and a bear to image), but I am real happy with this example purchased very inexpensively at the Baltimore show.

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Picked up this one as well. Also nice, but with an unfortunate and distracting scratch at 9:30 on the reverse.

 

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ahh italy, love the desings on these

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probably my fave, EF 1913 20 centesimi, with a planchet error, also have a 1914 but thats only in fine

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1921 5 centesimi high grade, with metal mix error

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1 lira, very roman

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one of my faves and one of my first pieces, 1939 50 centesimi

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A 1970 Centennial of Rome - looks like a coin on a coin, but I do not recognize it - KM#101.

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I just saw your interesting thread.

 

This coin was minted to celebrate Rome's conquest. In 1870, September 20th Italian army occupied Rome, capital of The Papal State. It became capital of the Kingdom of Italy, instead of Florence.

The obverse shows "Concordia" as depicted on an ancient Roman "denario", minted by Aemilia family, during I century b.C. On the reverse, there's Michelangelo's project for Capitol's floor

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In case anyone cares what "FERT" means, I will tell you....

 

 

FERT = Fortitudo Ejus Rhodum Tenuit" which roughly translates to "His firmness guarded Rhodes"

 

This is a reference to Amadeus the Great (1249-1323) of the House of Savoy. In 1310 he fought against the Saracens at the siege of Rhodes.

 

In fact, there are many theories, about that.

 

Fortitudo Ejus Rhodum Tenuit, as you said, but also

 

Fortitudo et Robur Taurinensis = Turin's firmness and strenght - to show Savoias regard themselves as Italians, even if they came from Savoie (now, in France)

 

Fors eius Romam tenuabit = It'll destroy Rome, by luck - after a quarrel with the Pope

 

Foedere Et Religione Tenemur = Peace and religion keep ourselves joined together

 

Fides Est Regni Tutela = faith protects the kingdom

 

Fœmina Erit Ruina Tua = Woman will be your ruin - no, that's just a joke :ninja:

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