500 Lire, Italy
Handmade coin ring from 500 lire, Italy
- Metal: silver 0.835
- Years: 1958-2001
- Size of coin ring: 15 – 22 mm (47-69)
About the coin:
Italian lira coins were the coins of the Italian lira that served as Italy‘s currency from 1861 until 2001 when it was replaced by the Euro.
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.
Engraver: Pietro Giampaoli
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).
Engraver: Guido Veroi
Raised lettering with the date within six stars (three for each sides)
Lettering: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA ***1960***
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.
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