Italy, 2 Lire 1926


ID Number: DB01-0116
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 2 Lire 1926
Country or State: Kingdom of Italy
Year: 1926
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
Obverse: Bust right (King Vittorio Emanuele III)
Obverse Legend: · VITTORIO · EMANUELE · III · RE · D'ITALIA ·
Obverse Designer:

Designer: Publio Morbidicci

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Reverse: Axe head within fasces with value at left
Reverse Legend: BVONO DA 2 LIRE
Reverse Designer:

Designer: Publio Morbidicci

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Edge: Plain
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Nickel (Ni) 99.0%
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 10.000 grams (0.2684 oz.)
Mintage: 5,101,353
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 63
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 108; Pagani: 744
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)
Rarity: Rare

Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 1800.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 460.00
Very Fine (VF) € 90.00
Fine (F) € 22.00
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -


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.