25.4 mm (1”), 10.9 grams
OBVERSE: This obverse depicts the dramatic moment before a blacksmith, hammer raised, strikes his anvil. The year 1965, shown upper left, and L.50 with mint mark “R” (Rome) beneath, complete the design of this coin.
REVERSE: “REPUBBLICA · ITALIANA” surrounds the profile bust of an ancient emperor. At the bottom of this coin are the tiny words “ROMAGNOLI” and “C. AMPAOLI INC.”