Italy, 500 Lire 1996

db03-0121_b_600x600
db03-0121_b_600x600db03-0121_f_600x600


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: DB03-0121
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 500 Lire 1996
Country or State: Italy
Year: 1996
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 500 Lire
Subject/Theme: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (National Institute for Statistics)
Obverse: Head left within circle
Obverse Legend: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
Obverse Designer: Laura Cretara and Claudia Momoni
Reverse: Institute building within circle
Reverse Legend: ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI STATISTICA
Reverse Designer: Laura Cretara and Claudia Momoni
Edge: Discontinued Reeding
Note:  
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Bi-Metallic Bronzital center in Acmonital ring
Diameter: 25.8 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 6.8000 grams
Mintage: 96,755,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 181
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 149
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 2.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (Istat) is the Italian National Statistical Institute. Its activities include the census of population, economic censuses and a number of social, economic and environmental surveys and analyses. Istat is by far the largest producer of Statistical information in Italy, and is an active member of the European Statistical System, coordinated by Eurostat.

Its publications are released under creative commons "Attribution" (CC BY) license.

Istat was created in 1926 as "Central Institute of Statistics" (Istituto Centrale di Statistica), to collect and organize essential data about the nation. It took its current denomination with the reform of 1989. This also gave Istat statutory responsibility for the coordination and standardization of official statistics collected or published under the aegis of the national statistical system SISTAN, whose membership includes the statistical offices of ministries, national agencies, regions, provinces, communes, chambers of commerce, and similar bodies. Since August 4, 2009, Enrico Giovannini, former Chief statistician of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has been the President of the institute.