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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 20 Lire Gold Coins - Marenghi
Italy has issued 20 lire gold coins from 1861 through to 1927. These are known as marenghi, the singular of which is marengo.
This page lists the specifications, and any coins we have for sale.
We are also always happy to buy any coins including Italian 20 lire gold.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDescriptionDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
20 Lire1861 - 192321.26.4516.900.1867

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

Our Choice 20 Lire - Bullion

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Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateReignDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1861 "B"Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc3,267Ask£350$560
1861Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireUnc3,267?Ask£220$350
1862Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc1,955,000Yes£220$350
1863Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc2,981,000Yes£220$350
1863Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireEF Yes£210$335
1864Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc Ask£220$350
1865Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc Yes£220$350
1865Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireEF Yes£210$350
1867Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc Yes£220$350
1873Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc Yes£220$350
1873Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireEF Yes£210$350
1977Vitorio Emanuele II20 LireAlmost Unc Ask£220$350
1881Umberto I20 LireUnc Yes£220$350
1882Umberto I20 LireUnc Yes£220$350
1882Umberto I20 LireEF Yes£210$350
1882 Red GoldUmberto I20 LireAlmost Unc Yes£220$350
1885Umberto I20 LireAlmost Unc Yes£220$350
1923Vitorio Emanuele III20 LireUnc20,000Ask£Ask$Ask

1923 Issue
The 1923 issue catalogues at about $1,000 in uncirculated condition. Because of this, there are numerous forgeries, in fact, the coin we have shown is one such fake. Naturally it is not for sale. We have included it to showcase both the coin itself, and the fact that forgeries exist.

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 1881 Italian Gold 20 Lire
Obverse of 1881Italian Gold 20 Lire

Reverse of 1881 Italian Gold 20 Lire
Reverse of 1881 Italian Gold 20 Lire

Obverse of 1923 Italian Gold 20 Lire
Obverse of Fake 1923 Italian Gold 20 Lire

Reverse of 1923 Italian Gold 20 Lire
Reverse of Fake 1923 Italian Gold 20 Lire


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