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Category: World Coins

ITALY, 50 LIRE, 1965


Nickel, XF

25.4 mm (1”), 10.9 grams

HISTORY: (Researching)

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.”

EDGE: Reeded.