Italy, 2 Lire 1915

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC04-0204
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 2 Lire 1915
Country or State: Kingdom of Italy
Year: 1915
Period: Kingdom (17 March 1861 - 18 June 1946)
Head of State/Ruler: Vittorio Emanuele III (Full Name: Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia)
Reign: 29 July 1900 – 9 May 1946 (45 years, 284 days)
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 2 Lire
Subject/Theme: Quadriga
Obverse: Bust right (King Vittorio Emanuele III)
Obverse Legend: · VITTORIO · EMANUELE · III · RE · D'ITALIA ·
Obverse Designer:

Designer: Davide Calandra

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Reverse: Quadriga with standing female figure 
Reverse Legend:  
Reverse Designer:

Designer: Davide Calandra

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Edge: FERT FERT FERT
Note:  
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Silver (Ag) 0.835
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 10.000 grams (0.2684 oz.)
Mintage: 7,948,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 55
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 102; Pagani: 738
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 100.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 50.00
Very Fine (VF) € 30.00
Fine (F) € 10.00
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Victor Emmanuel III was a member of the House of Savoy and King of Italy. In addition, he claimed the thrones of Ethiopia and Albania as Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, which were unrecognised by the Great Powers.

During his long reign, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two World Wars. His reign also encompassed the birth, rise, and fall of Italian Fascism.