Italy 1 Lira 1922 to 1935
Hello Chet -- This is an interesting coin from a mintage point of view. (The design is kinda nice, too. Much stronger, in my opinion, than the 'picture drawing' designs we see on modern US coinage. Please forgive my rant!) There were millions of pieces minted in 1922, 1923, 1924, and 1928, so they are worth small amounts of money today: less than $3 US dollars in worn condition, about $150 in well preserved condition like our photo.
But, for dates 1926, 1927, and 1929 to 1935, only a few hundred coins were minted. If you have one of those, the values rise into the $500 range, or more. Check your collection. Maybe you've got one of the good ones!
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: chet, Mon, 28-Jun-2010 23:19:17 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 14:29:08 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 31-Aug-2013 14:29:08 GMT
Requester description: front has a woman sitting on a petestal holding one arm up it says ITALIA the back has like wreath or similar going all the way around in the middle it has a shield with cross and crown above it. it says BVONO DA L.1
Tags: italy 1 lire lira seat stool seated sit sitting sits bvono shield wreath pedestal woman petestal bench platform one ones arm up itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali way cross crown da coat arms coats crests insignia crest creast throne chair