Italy, 500 Lire 1965

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC02-0303
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 500 Lire 1965
Country or State: Italy
Year: 1965
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 500 Lire
Subject/Theme: 700th Anniversary - Birth of Dante Alighieri
Obverse: Head left (Dante Alighieri)
Obverse Legend: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
Obverse Designer: Goffredo Verginelli and Guerrino Mattia Monassi
Reverse: Radiant sun above flame, value and date
Reverse Legend: L.500, 1965
Reverse Designer: Goffredo Verginelli and Guerrino Mattia Monassi
Edge: 7° CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA DI DANTE (in relief)
Note:  
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Silver (Ag) 0.835
Diameter: 29.5 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 11.000 grams (0.2953 oz.)
Mintage: 4,272,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 100
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 81
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (Unc)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 12.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 5.00
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is known as il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") or just il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language".