REPUBLIC OF ITALY 1946-1999


THIS SECTION LISTS ALL THE ISSUES BEFORE THE EURO


VALUATION IS PROVIDED FOR F VF EF UNC COIN
WHERE - APPEARS IT MEANS IT HAS NO VALUE OR THE COIN IS NOT FOUND IN THAT GRADE
1 LIRA "ARANCIA" ORANGE
1.25GRAMS ALUMINIUM 21.6mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1946
104,000
R2
80 110 200 300
1947
12,000
R3
400 600 1000 1500
1948
9,000,000
C
1 2 15 50
1949
13,200,200
C
1 2 15 50
1950
1,942,000
NC
5 8 20 60
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




1 LIRA "CORNUCOPIA"
0.625GRAMS ALUMINIUM 17.2mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1951
3.680,000
NC
1 3 8 16
1952
2,720,000
NC
2 5 10 20
1953
2,800,000
NC
2 5 10 20
1954
41,040,000
C
- - 1 5
1955
32,640,000
C
- - 1 5
1956
1,840,050
R
2 5 10 20
1957
7,440,000
C
- - 1 5
1958
5,280,000
C
- - 1 5
1959
1,680,000
NC
2 5 10 20
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE
LATER DATES OCCUR (1968-1999) BUT ARE PART OF COLLECTOR SET ISSUED BY THE MINT




2 LIRE "SPIGA" WHEAT
1.75GRAMS ALUMINIUM 24.1mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1946
123,000
R
70 120 200 300
1947
12,000
R3
500 700 1250 2500
1948
7,200,000
C
3 5 20 60
1949
1,350,000
NC
20 35 80 200
1950
2,640,000
C
3 5 20 60
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




2LIRE "OLIVO/APE" OLIVE TREE/BEE
0.8GRAMS ALUMINIUM 18.3mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1953
4,125,000
C
1 2 4 10
1954
22,500,000
C
1 2 4 10
1955
2,750,000
C
1 2 4 10
1956
1,500,050
NC
5 7 10 30
1957
6,312,500
C
1 2 4 10
1958
125,000
R3
150 200 350 500
1959
2,000,000
C
1 2 4 10
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE
LATER DATES OCCUR (1968-1999) BUT ARE PART OF COLLECTOR SET ISSUED BY THE MINT




5LIRE "UVA" GRAPES
2.5GRAMS ALUMINIUM 26.7mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1946
81,000
R2
800 1100 1500 2000
1947
16500
R2
700 900 1300 1900
1948
25,125,000
NC
3 5 15 60
1949
71,100,000
C
1 2 10 40
1950
114,790,000
C
3 5 15 60
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




5 LIRE "DELFINO" DOLPHIN
1GRAMS ALUMINIUM 20.3mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1951
40,260,000
C
- - 1 5
1952
57,400,000
C
- - 1 5
1953
196,200,000
C
- - 1 3
1954
436,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1955
159,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1956
400,000
R2
200 300 600 2000
1966
1,200,000
NC
- - 2 10
1967
10,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1968
7,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1969
7,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1970
3,200,000
C
- - 1 3
1971
8,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1972
16,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1973
28,800,000
C
- - 1 3
1974
6,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1975
7,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1976
9,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1977
6,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1978
3,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1979
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1980
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1981
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1982
8,910,000
C
- - 1 3
1983
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1984
2,090,000
C
- - 1 3
1985
3,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1986
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1987
7,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1988
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1989
2,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1990
2,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1991
2,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1992
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1993
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1994
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1995
3,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1996
2,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1997
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1998
1,500,000
C
- - 1 3
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




10LIRE "OLIVO/PEGASO" OLIVE BRANCH/PEGASUS
3GRAMS ALUMINIUM 29mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1946
101,000
R
250 300 500 750
1947
12000
R3
1500 2000 4000 6000
1948
14,400,000
NC
15 30 80 200
1949
49,500,000
C
3 5 10 40
1950
53,311,000
C
3 5 10 40
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




10 LIRE "SPIGHE/ARATRO" WHEAT/PLOUGH
1.6GRAMS ALUMINIUM 23.3mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1951
96,600,000
C
- 1 5 40
1952
105,150,000
C
- 1 5 40
1953
151,500,000
C
- 1 5 40
1954
95,250,000
C
- 1 10 100
1955
274,950,000
C
- 1 5 40
1956
76,650,000
C
- 1 5 40
1965
1,050,000
NC
- - 2 10
1966
16,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1967
30,450,000
C
- - 1 3
1968
32,100,000
C
- - 1 3
1969
23,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1970
14,100,000
C
- - 1 3
1971
23,550,000
C
- - 1 3
1972
61,200,000
C
- - 1 3
1973
145,800,000
C
- - 1 3
1974
84,300,000
C
- - 1 3
1975
85,800,000
C
- - 1 3
1976
83,550,000
C
- - 1 3
1977
81,900,000
C
- - 1 3
1978
46,320,000
C
- - 1 3
1979
100,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1980
89,946,000
C
- - 1 3
1981
91,754,000
C
- - 1 3
1982
64,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1983
15,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1984
11,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1985
15,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1986
16,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1987
13,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1988
13,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1989
16,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1990
14,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1991
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1992
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1993
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1994
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1995
2,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1996
3,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1997
2,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1998
1,500,000
C
- - 1 3
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE




20LIRE "NOCCIOLA" NUT
3.6GRAMS BRONZITAL 21.3mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1957
60,075,000
C
- 1 3 20
1958
80,550,000
C
- 1 3 20
1959
4,005,000
NC
3 5 15 60
1969
16,425,000
C
- - 1 3
1970
31,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1971
12,375,000
C
- - 1 3
1972
33,975,000
C
- - 1 3
1973
19,575,000
C
- - 1 3
1974
16,875,000
C
- - 1 3
1975
24,750,000
C
- - 1 3
1976
17,325,000
C
- - 1 3
1977
9,900,000
C
- - 1 3
1978
13,521,000
C
- - 1 3
1979
40,465,000
C
- - 1 3
1980
61,632,000
C
- - 1 3
1981
81,510,300
C
- - 1 3
1982
34,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1983
15,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1984
5,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1985
15,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1986
13,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1987
2,764,800
C
- - 1 3
1988
13,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1989
16,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1990
15,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1991
13,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1992
2,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1993
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1994
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1995
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1996
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1997
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1998
1,000,000
C
- - 1 3




50LIRE "VULCANO" VULCANUS
6.25GRAMS STEEL 24.8mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1954
17,600,000
NC
2 4 40 400
1955
70,500,000
C
- 2 25 150
1956
69,400,000
C
- 2 25 150
1957
8,925,000
NC
3 5 60 1000
1958
825,000
R
15 25 150 1500
1959
8,800,000
NC
3 5 60 1000
1960
2,025,000
R
8 10 90 1300
1961
11,100,000
NC
1 2 20 600
1962
17,700,000
C
- 1 5 100
1963
31,600,000
C
- 1 5 50
1964
37,900,000
C
- 1 5 50
1965
25,300,000
C
- 1 5 50
1966
27,400,000
C
- 1 3 25
1967
28,000,000
C
- 1 3 25
1968
17,700,000
C
- 1 3 10
1969
22,700,000
C
- - 1 3
1970
20,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1971
32,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1972
39,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1973
49,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1974
63,300,000
C
- - 1 3
1975
87,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1976
180,600,000
C
- - 1 3
1977
293,800,000
C
- - 1 3
1978
416,808,000
C
- - 1 3
1979
321,086,000
C
- - 1 3
1980
94,819,000
C
- - 1 3
1981
139,080,000
C
- - 1 3
1982
54,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1983
20,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1984
10,000,000
NC
- 1 3 5
1985
10,000,000
NC
- 1 3 5
1986
15,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1987
14,682,000
C
- - 1 3
1988
20,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1989
26,500,000
C
- - 1 3
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE
EARLY YEARS UNC PIECES COMMAND AN UNJUSTIFIED PREMIUM
SOME SPECIMEN UP UNTIL 1969 HAVE A FLAN FAULT WHERE SOME METAL IS MISSING
THIS PIECES ARE WORTH 5 TIMES THE NORMAL PRICE




50 LIRE "VULCANO II TIPO" VULCANUS II TYPE
2.7GRAMS STEEL 16.5mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1990
45,500,000
CC
- - - -
1991
60,000,000
CC
- - - -
1992
90,000,000
CC
- - - -
1993
140,000,000
CC
- - - -
1994
95,255,000
CC
- - - -
1995
80,000,000
CC
- - - -




50 LIRE "ITALIA" ITALY
4.5GRAMS COPPER NICKEL 19.2mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1996
110,000,000
CC
- - - -
1997
10,000,000
CC
- - - -
1998
10,000,000
CC
- - - -




100LIRE "MINERVA" MINERVA
8GRAMS STEEL 27.8mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1955
8,600,000
NC
3 5 200 1500
1956
99,800,000
C
- 2 25 150
1957
90,600,000
C
- 2 25 400
1958
25,640,000
C
1 3 70 1000
1959
19,500,000
C
1 3 70 1000
1960
20,700,000
C
1 3 70 1000
1961
11,860,000
C
1 3 70 1000
1962
21,700,000
C
1 3 10 100
1963
33,100,000
C
1 3 10 50
1964
31,300,000
C
- 1 5 50
1965
37,000,000
C
- 1 5 50
1966
52,500,000
C
- 1 3 25
1967
23,700,000
C
- 1 3 25
1968
34,100,000
C
- 1 3 10
1969
27,400,000
C
- - 1 3
1970
24,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1971
24,900,000
C
- - 1 3
1972
31,700,000
C
- - 1 3
1972/
-----
R
10 20 50 100
1973
30,780,000
C
- - 1 3
1974
61,020,000
C
- - 1 3
1975
106,650,000
C
- - 1 3
1976
160,020,000
C
- - 1 3
1977
253,980,000
C
- - 1 3
1978
343,626,000
C
- - 1 3
1979
351,533,600
C
- - 1 3
1980
69,938,500
C
- - 1 3
1981
122,281,700
C
- - 1 3
1982
39,500,000
C
- - 1 3
1983
25,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1984
10,000,000
NC
- 1 3 5
1985
10,000,000
NC
- 1 3 5
1986
18,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1987
25,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1988
23,000,000
C
- - 1 3
1989
34,000,000
C
- - 1 3
TO BE CONSIDERED UNC THIS COIN MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL LUSTRE
EARLY YEARS UNC PIECES COMMAND AN UNJUSTIFIED PREMIUM
SOME SPECIMEN UP UNTIL 1969 HAVE A FLAN FAULT WHERE SOME METAL IS MISSING
THIS PIECES ARE WORTH 5 TIMES THE NORMAL PRICE




100 LIRE "MINERVA II TIPO" MINERVA II TYPE
3.3GRAMS STEEL 18.3mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1990
60,000,000
CC
- - - -
1991
100,000,000
CC
- - - -
1992
164,000,000
CC
- - - -




100 LIRE "ITALIA" ITALY
4.5GRAMS COPPER NICKEL 22mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1993
211,507,200
CC
- - - -
1993 SMALL HEAD
----
R
- 1 5 10
1994
180,000,000
CC
- - - -
1996
210,000,000
CC
- - - -
1997
70,000,000
CC
- - - -
1998
120,000,000
CC
- - - -




1974 MARCONI


1979 FAO


1981 ACCADEMIA NAVALE


1995 FAO


100 LIRE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
SAME AS ORDINARY ISSUES
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1974 MARCONI
50,000,000
C
- - - 1
1979 FAO
100,000,000
C
- - - 1
1981 ACCADEMIA
39,500,000
C
- - - 1
1995 FAO
100,000,000
C
- - - 1




200 LIRE
5GRAMS BRONZITAL 24mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1977
15,900,000
NC
- - 1 3
1978
461,034,000
C
- - - -
1979
437,325,000
C
- - - -
1980
105,690,000
C
- - - -
1981
72,500,000
C
- - - -
1982
9,500,000
NC
- - - -
1983
20,000,000
NC
- - - -
1984
10,000,000
NC
- - - -
1985
15,000,000
NC
- - - -
1986
15,000,000
NC
- - - -
1987
26,180,000
C
- - - -
1988
37,000,000
C
- - - -
1991
70,000,000
C
- - - -
1995
170,000,000
C
- - - -
1998
120,000,000
C
- - - -




1980 TYPE

1981 TYPE

1989 TYPE , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

1990 AND 1992 TYPES , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

1993 AND 1994 TYPES , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

1996 TYPE

1997 AND 1999 TYPES , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

200 LIRE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
5GRAMS BRONZITAL 24mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1980 FAO MONTESSORI
48,500,000
C
- - - 1
1981 FAO VILLA LUBIN
45,207,600
C
- - - 1
1989 ARSENALE TARANTO
42,000,000
C
- - - 1
1990 CONSIGLIO DI STATO
64,500,000
C
- - - -
1992 FILATELIA
110,000,000
C
- - - -
1993 AERONAUTICA
170,000,000
C
- - - -
1994 CARABINIERI
200,000,000
C
- - - -
1996 ACCADEMIA GF
200,000,000
C
- - - -
1997 LEGA NAVALE
40,000,000
C
- - - -
1999 PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO
40,000,000
C
- - - -




500 LIRE CARAVELLE (SILVER)
11GRAMS .835SILVER 29mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1958
24,240,000
C
- 2 2 4
1959
19,360,000
C
- 2 2 4
1960
24,080,000
C
- 2 2 4
1961
6,560,000
C
- 2 2 4
1964
4,880,000
C
- 2 2 4
1965
3,120,000
C
- 2 2 4
1966
13,120,000
C
- 2 2 4
1967
2,480,000
C
- 2 2 4
LATER DATES OCCUR (1968-1999) BUT ARE PART OF COLLECTOR SET ISSUED BY THE MINT
THE DATE IS WRITTEN ON THE EDGE OF THE COIN




500 LIRE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE SILVER
UNITA D` ITALIA
DANTE
11GRAMS .835SILVER 29mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1961 UNITA D ITALIA
27,120,000
C
- 2 2 4
1965 DANTE
5,000,000
C
- 2 2 4






500 LIRE BIMETALLIC
6.8GRAMS 25.8mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1982
162,026,000
C
- - - -
1983
137,974,000
C
- - - -
1984
162,000,000
C
- - - -
1985
162,000,000
C
- - - -
1986
165,000,000
C
- - - -
1987
200,000,000
C
- - - -
1988
142,000,000
C
- - - -
1989
155,000,000
C
- - - -
1990
130,000,000
C
- - - -
1991
140,000,000
C
- - - -
1992
150,000,000
C
- - - -
1995
110,000,000
C
- - - -




1993 AND 1994 TYPES , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

1996 AND 1997 TYPES , REVERSE IS SIMILAR TO NORMAL ISSUE

1998 TYPE
1999 TYPE

500 LIRE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE BIMETALLIC
6.8GRAMS 25.8mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1993 BANCA D ITALIA
90,000,000
C
- - - -
1994 LUCA PACIOLI
50,000,000
C
- - - -
1996 ISTAT
96,755,000
C
- - - -
1997 POLIZIA STATO
40,000,000
C
- - - -
1998 IFAD
100,000,000
C
- - - -
1999 ELEZIONI
100,000,000
C
- - - -




1000 LIRE ROMA CAPITALE
14.6GRAMS .835SILVER 31.4mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1970
2,000,000
C
- 5 7 12




1000 LIRE
8.8GRAMS BIMETALLIC 27mm
date
mintage
scarcity
value
1997*
100,000,000
CC
- - - -
1997
80,000,000
CC
- - - -
1998
180,000,000
CC
- - - -
THE FIRST COIN ISSUED IN 1997 HAD THE GERMAN BORDER PRE UNIFICATION
THE SECOND VARIETY HAS THE CORRECT GERMAN BORDER BUT DENMARK IS IN THE WRONG PLACE
BOTH COINS STAYED IN CIRCULATION AND ARE VERY COMMON