Italy, Telephone Token 1978

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: DB03-0317
Category: Medals and Tokens
Description: Italy, Telephone Token 1978
Country or State: Italy
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Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
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Obverse Legend: GETTONE TELEFONICO
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Reverse: Stylized Telephone
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Edge: Plain
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Mint Mark: CMM, Costruzioni Minuterie Metalliche, 7603-8002
Composition: Brass or Bronze
Diameter: 24.0 mm
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State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
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CATALOG VALUE
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Italian telephone tokens, ~24mm in diameter, brass/bronze (seems to vary).

These tokens are interesting for two reasons:

First, the number under "TELEFONICO" indicates the year and month of use, with the first two digits giving the year, and the second two digits giving the month. The token show above, "7611" was used in the 11th month of '76, or November, 1976.

Second, the symbol above "GETTONE" is a mintmark, consisting of 2-3 letters in a recessed shape. Four mintmarks were used, and some dates are known with multiple mintmarks, as well as many dates lacking a mintmark