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Italian Gold Coins

Brief Italian History
We give a brief history of Italy, and of Italian gold coins on its own page.

Italian 100 Lire Gold Coins
Italy has issued 100 lire gold coins from 1864 through to 1940.
This page lists the specifications, and any coins we have for sale.
We are also always happy to buy any coins including Italian 100 lire gold.

1943 Mussolini Pattern
The coin we have shown in our photographs claims to be a 100 lire, and has a reverse design identical to that of a genuine 100 lire of 1923, issued for the first anniversary of the Fascist Movement. However, the obverse bears a portrait of Benito Mussolini, and the legend:
Mussolini was born on 29th July 1883, and died on 28th April 1945. He was overthrown in 1943.
This piece is unlisted in Krause, but forgeries exist of the 1923 coins, which are otherwise quite scarce with a mintage of 20,000, and catalogue at $3,500 in Uncirculated. We presume that our coin in a fantasy piece, perhaps an unofficial pattern.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDescriptionDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
100 Lire1864 - 19233432.2580.900.9334
100 Lire1931 - 1936248.7990.900.2546
100 Lire1937 - 1940205.1900.900.1502

Vittorio Emanuele II1861 - 1878
Umberto I1878 - 1900
Vittorio Emanuele III1900 - 1946
Umberto II1946
Republic1946 -

Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateReignDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1923Vitorio Emanuele II100 LireUnc20,000Ask£Ask$Ask
1943Mussolini100 LireUnc Ask£Ask$Ask

Notes on Table
Denom = Denomination (Face Value)
VE II = Vittorio Emanuele II
Umb I = Umberto I

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Italian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Italy, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

See Also
Italian States
San Marino

Obverse of Italian 1943 Mussolini Pattern Gold 100 Lire
Obverse of Italian 1943 Mussolini Pattern Gold 100 Lire


Countries Index

Reverse of Italian 1943 Mussolini Pattern Gold 100 Lire
Reverse of Italian 1943 Mussolini Pattern Gold 100 Lire


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