Between 1861 and 2002, the Lira was the official currency of Italy. Lire were also used from 1807-1814 during the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, when the country was united with France under Napoleon Bonaparte. If you have an appreciation for historic gold coins, then you may enjoy this 20 Lire piece featuring the first king of a united Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Today, 20 Lire Vittorio Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective plastic flip!
- Arrives in Extremely Fine+ condition!
- Features a date range from 1861-1878!
- Contains .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 20 Lire.
- A portrait of Vittorio Emanuele II is depicted on the obverse.
- An Italian coat of arms features in the reverse design.
- When buying multiple coins, please bear in mind that it is possible to receive coins with matching dates.
When you purchase 20 Lire Vittorio Coins in this online JM Bullion listing, you will receive a genuine gold specimen in Extremely Fine+ condition. This designation refers to the fact that while there may be some signs of wear, about 95% of the original design will be visible. In addition, the devices have maintained their visual sharpness and clarity. Upon arrival, you will find your coin housed inside an individual protective plastic flip.
The obverse of 20 Lire Gold Coins contains a portrait of Vittorio Emanuele II. The first king of Italy is shown here in left-profile relief with his iconic mustache and goatee visible. Beneath the effigy, you will see the designer engraving, and along the rim inscription reading Vittorio Emanuele II. The year of release will also be visible on the lower portion of the rim.
On the reverse side of the 20 Lire Coin is an Italian coat of arms. In this image, we see a shield bearing the image of a cross. The shield is adorned with a crown and also is flanked with laurel wreaths. Inscriptions along the rim read Regno d’Italia, L 20.
Vittorio Emanuele II was born on March 14, 1820, in Turin. The son of Charles Albert of Sardinia, Vittorio had a fairly ordinary youth complete with the requisite military and religious education. He eventually married his cousin Maria and ascended to the throne following his father’s abdication. With the assistance of the skilled strategist Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italy was united and Vittorio became its first king in 1861.
Please contact JM Bullion with any questions regarding these gold coins for sale. Our team is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.