Italy, 20 Centesimi 1894

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: YB28-0104
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 20 Centesimi 1894
Country or State: Kingdom of Italy
Year: 1894
Period: Kingdom (17 March 1861 - 18 June 1946)
Head of State/Ruler: Umberto I (Full Name: Umberto Ranieri Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio di Savoia)
Reign: 9 January 1878 – 29 July 1900 (22 years, 201 days)
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 20 Centesimi
Subject/Theme:  
Obverse: Crown, date within wreath, star above
Obverse Legend: 1894
Obverse Designer: Filippo Speranza
Reverse: Value within beaded circle
Reverse Legend: REGNO D'ITALIA, 20 CENTESIMI
Reverse Designer: Filippo Speranza
Edge: Reeded
Note:  
Mint Mark: KB (Berlin)
Composition: Copper-Nickel (75% Copper + 25% Nickel)
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 4.000 grams
Mintage: 75,000,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 28.1
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 45; Pagani: 611
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 80.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 20.00
Very Fine (VF) € 5.00
Fine (F) € 2.00
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Umberto I nicknamed the Good (in Italian il Buono), was the King of Italy from 9 January 1878 until his death. He was deeply loathed in far-left circles, especially among anarchists, because of his conservatism and support of the Bava-Beccaris massacre in Milan. He was killed by anarchist Gaetano Bresci two years after the incident.

Ascending the throne on the death of his father (9 January 1878), Umberto adopted the title "Umberto I of Italy" rather than "Umberto IV" (of Savoy), and consented that the remains of his father should be interred at Rome in the Pantheon, rather than the royal mausoleum of Basilica of Superga.