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Italy gold 20 lire 1879


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Hi !

 

i bought an Italy 20 lire 1879, gold coin, but my catalog doesn`t show that year of Umberto I 20 lire :ninja:

maybe i have a bad catalog ;) . Mintmark is "R" . Does anyone have this coin in catalog? What is it`s catalog value and mintage?

Thanks

 

 

Unfortunately it looks like a "cold" gold coin, a copy of a gold coin struck with a non-existent date worth only its weight in gold.

Or, it can be worse and be a "yellow metal" fake, check the weight and test the coin's metal composition (take it to your jeweller for testing).

 

Jose ;)

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I found it in my "European Gold Coin Guide Book" 1975 by Hans Schlumberger.

King Humbert I (umberto I on the coin) 1878 -1900.

1879 R minted in Rome (all his gold coins where minted in Rome).

Mintage of 146,466

6.4516 grams,

fineness .900 gold.

 

Edited to add, portrait- he should have a big bush moustache date below bust.

reverse- L on the left of a shield with a cross in the middle, 20 to the right of the shield and the shield serounded by a wreath.

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I found it in my "European Gold Coin Guide Book" 1975 by Hans Schlumberger.

King Humbert I (umberto I on the coin) 1878 -1900.

1879 R minted in Rome (all his gold coins where minted in Rome).

Mintage of 146,466

6.4516 grams,

fineness .900 gold.

 

Edited to add, portrait- he should have a big bush moustache date below bust.

reverse- L on the left of a shield with a cross in the miggle, 20 to the right of the shield and the shield serounded by a wreath.

 

 

Ups,Hussulo is right. It seems to be a KM omission! :ninja:

I usually consider the prices on Mr. Manfredini website quite fair:

Link (Search for 1879)

 

Jose ;)

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