Italy, 10 Lire 1927


ID Number: MC04-0502
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 10 Lire 1927
Country or State: Kingdom of Italy
Year: 1927
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: 10 Lire
Subject/Theme: Biga with standing female figure
Obverse: Head left (King Vittorio Emanuele III)
Obverse Legend: · VITT · EM · III · RE · D'ITALIA ·
Obverse Designer:

Designer: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Reverse: Biga with female
Reverse Legend: 1927, L. 10
Reverse Designer:

Designer: Giuseppe Romagnoli

Sculpterer: Attilio Silvio Motti
Edge: *FERT*
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Silver (Ag) 0.835
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Weight: 10.000 grams (0.2684 oz.)
Mintage: 44,801,720
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 68.1
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 56; Pagani: 692
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 230.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 130.00
Very Fine (VF) € 50.00
Fine (F) € 25.00
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.