The gold coins of the Italian lira were some of the most heavily used coins in Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Produced by the Kingdom of Italy starting in 1861, the most popular denominations in the series were the 10 and 20 lire coins. Right now, certified 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- Issued in either 1862 or 1881!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 20 Lire by the Kingdom of Italy.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 63 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse features either King Victor Emmanuel II or King Umberto I.
- On the reverse is the Kingdom of Italy seal.
- Please note we cannot guarantee which date mark you will receive.
Each 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coin offered here comes with an NGC certification and a plastic slab to protect the coin. The coins slab includes a custom label that features the strips of the Italian national flag and an image of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Coins with a Mint State 63 certification exhibit mint luster that is likely to be slightly impaired. Potential flaws include numerous small contact marks, possible heavy marks, small hairlines visible with the naked eye, and even detracting scuff marks.
Please note that in this listing, you will receive either an 1862 or 1881-dated coin. We cannot guarantee which one you will receive in advance. Both coins have the same slab, label, and grade, regardless of date.
The coins of the Italia lira gold series were issued from the founding of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 until roughly 1927. The coins were one of the few gold specimens from a European nation still struck and issued after World War I.
The obverse of the 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coins comes with an effigy of the reigning monarch for the Kingdom of Italy. The 1862 coin was issued just one year after the formation of a unified Kingdom of Italy and bears a portrait of King Victor Emmanuel II. As for the 1881-dated coin, it depicts an effigy of King Umberto I, the second monarch of the Kingdom of Italy.
On the reverse of 20 Lire Italian Gold Coins, you will find the coat of arms for the Kingdom. The Italian seal of the monarchy era includes a quartered shield with an imperial crown at the top and a wreath flanking its sides.
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