The Italian 20 Lire Gold Coin is the same size and weight of the popular 20 Franc Angel coin but is harder to find online. This is your chance to get one of these coins with .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content. The lire was Italy’s currency from 1861 to 2002. The date of coin you receive will depend on the stock on hand.
- Issued between 1861 and 1923 (date you receive depends on stock on hand)
- Issued face value of 20 Lire by Kingdom of Italy
- Obverse side of the coin has image of the King of Italy at the time the coin issued
- Reverse side of the coin has the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Italy
The Lire started as the currency of the Kingdom of Italy when it was unified. The first king of Italy was Victor Emannuel III. Naturally, when they minted the 20 Lire Gold coin, the obverse side of the coin had a bust of Victor Emmanuel III. This continued until his death in 1878. From 1878 to 1900, the obverse side of the coin featured the image of then king, Umberto I. In 1900, Umberto I was assassinated by an anarchist, and the image reverted back to a picture of Victor Emmanuel III. His image graced the back of the coin until 1900 to 2002. On the obverse is the year of issue.
The reverse side of the coin has the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Italy. There is also some laurel leaves and ‘L’ and ‘20’.
This is your chance to get the hard-to-find Italian 20 Lire Gold Coin. This coin would be a great addition to any collection and brings a tremendous history with it. This coin is a rich part of Italian history and would be a great gift to the historian in your family. Get yours today.
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