Rare coins they have occupied a privileged place in the hearts of Italians. Who could forget the old lire? Know that you are not alone in walking around with rare coins hidden in your pockets or wallet. As a simple reminder of the good times of the past or simply for pure superstition. The fact is that those rare coins could be worth gold. It is no coincidence that the most enterprising collectors are constantly looking for old lire and would pay millions of dollars to win them. Using the site dedicated to the MoneteRare sector, we proceed with an estimate of several examples of the Italian lira.
A brief guide on the value of rare coins. We will explain which one coin could be worth a fortune, how to do business through online auctions and much more.
Rare coins: keep an eye on the state of the old lire
A rare coin is such because preserved in excellent condition, kept with the utmost care. It is no coincidence that a coin that is no longer in circulation or, at least that maintains a minimal presence in circulation that is reduced to nothing and in a perfect state of care, is defined as Brilliant Uncirculated.
That’s why you have old lire preserved in an excellent condition they can represent a nice nest egg. Let’s see together which are the rare Italian coins most sought after by collectors, not only Italians.
Orange Lyre 1947
Represented by a donna decorated with ears and on the other side a branch of Orange appears. A small penny that at the time stood at 1 lira, today a small dowry. Starting from the 1947 lira, a dip in the past that today could represent a salary. In fact, if you have at home an old orange lire dating back to 1947 in an excellent state of conservation, it could reach a value in Fior di Conio that is aroundi 1.500 euro.
Read Spiga 1947
To say that the 2 lire coin is important is an understatement, just think that in the last price it reached the maximum value of 1,800 euros. We always talk about the 2 lire coin minted in 1947. This is why having this small coin at home can represent a fortune not to be underestimated, especially considering the latest price. It is possible that if kept in a good state of conservation it will be attractive in the eyes of a collector so much to pay a value higher than thelast quotation of 1,800 euros.
Read Uva 1946
The old 5 lire dating back to 1946 are very ancient coins, especially if we consider that it was the first coin minted by the Italian Republic. A coin that hardly escapes the eyes of experts and non-experts. In fact it is easily recognizable through the reproduction of a bunch of grapes on one side. While, on the other side there is a woman with a torch.
The very original and very precious 5 lire coins were made using a material called Italma, measuring a diameter of 26.7mm with a weight that settles on 2.5 grams.
They turn out to be particularly valuable, because in 1946 they were minted as a form of proof. It is no coincidence that on one side we find the word “prova” linked to the bunch of grapes. For this reason the value of these coins rises so crazy being hard to find and much desired by collectors.
It is no coincidence that the value of these rare 5 lire coins in an excellent state of conservation dating back to the time period of 1946, as well as of 1947 could attest around ai 1.200 euro. The others that are in any case requested by collectors, but can be easily found, can reach a price of about 50 euros per coin.
The old 5 lire dating back to 1951 made using Italma material do not go unnoticed by collectors. The very original 5 lire coins, very precious, measure a diameter of dthe 2 centimeters with a weight that settles on 1 gram.
In the time period starting from 1951 until 2001 the coins produced for circulation were depicted with a dolphin on one side and a rudder on the other, below are the prices:
- 5 lire coins dating back to the period from 1951 to 1955 can reach a value of 8 euro, a reduced estimate due to massive production;
- the 5 lire coins dating back to 1954 can reach a value that is around 15 euro relatively for those it does not show signs of circulation in FDC;
- the 5 lire coins dating back to 1951 with the wording “test” are the most economically valued. In 1956, only 400,000 copies were produced. Consequently, the value of these coins can be around 2.000 euro relatively for those they do not show signs of circulation FDC;
- the 5 lire coins produced from 1966 and up to 1967, being a resumption of reproduction that are not particularly rare, can be worth approximately 5 euro:
- the 5 lire coins minted in the following years have a value that is around 2 euro.
Starting from these coins the quotation value changes completely. In particular referring to 10 lire minted in 1954, 1955 and 1947.
The 10 lire per spiga mounts minted in 1954 have acquired a very important place. Yet, despite being quite common, they can reach a value that is around 90 euro.
The 10 lire spike coins minted in 1955 have a reduced value due to the greater circulation. They can be worth around 20 euro sand preserved in perfect condition in Fior di Conio.
The 10 lire Olivo coins minted in 1947 are the coveted by collectors. Very difficult to find classified at level R3. The value of this coin could be around 4.000 euro.
Pay attention to the 20 lire minted in 1956. The peculiarity of this coin is highlighted towards the edge where we find a smooth type and the other striped. This coin, especially for unsuspecting reasons, was withdrawn and melted. No longer collectible.
The 20 lire coins minted in 1956 that carry the wording “proof”, can reach a quotation of about 300 euro.
The 20 lire coins minted in 1968 if in excellent condition they can reach a quotation of 80 euro.
The 20 lire coins minted in 1968 with the wording “proof” they can reach the quotation of 800 euro.
50 Lire minted in 1956
The 50 lire coin is particularly rare, on one side a Vulcan knot hitting the metal at the anvil, the other side appears there crowned head oak with the inscription of the Italian Republic.
The 50 lire coins minted in 1956 in excellent conditions can reach a quotation of approx 50 euro.
The 50 lire coins minted in 1956 in perfect condition in Fior di Conio can reach a quotation of approx 110 euro.
50 Lire minted in 1958
The reproduction of the 50 lire coins over time began in 1954 and ended in 2001, the particularly prestigious coin refers to that of the 1958.
The 50 lire coins minted in 1958 whose date is around 1960 can reach a value of about 800 euro.
The 50 lire coins minted in 1958 which are in a perfect state of preservation can be worth around and 2,000 euros.
100 lire minted in 1955
The 100 lire coin was first minted in 1955. A particularly high value is reserved for coins produced in the early years.
The 100 lire coins minted in 1955 that do not show signs of circulation FDC can reach a quotation of approx 1.000 euro. While, 100 lire coins in SPL conditions can be worth around 120 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in 1956 they can reach a value of approx 150 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in the period from 1957 and until 1961 they can be worth around 600 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in the period from 1962 and until 1963 they can be worth around 200 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in the period from 1964 and until 1967 they can be worth around 50 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in the period from 1968 and until 1989 they can be worth around 3 euro.
- The 100 lire coins minted in subsequent years are worthless, except for those relating to the year 1972 ch and have a minting defect.
200 Lire minted in 1977
The 200 lire coins minted in 1977 with the wording “test” are the most quoted. The marketing was restricted, today they are almost impossible to find.
The 200 lire coins minted therel 1978 they have a crescent-shaped defect under the neck which makes them particularly palatable.
The 200 lire coins minted in 1977 in FDC conditions they can reach a quotation of approx 800 euro.
The 200 lire coins minted in 1978 in FDC conditions they can reach a quotation of approx 90 euro.
Telephone token 1927 STIPEL
It has the same value as the lire. If kept in excellent condition, the STIPEL telephone token produced in 1927 can reach a quotation of approx 85 euro.
The 500 silver lire minted in 1957
It is no coincidence that we left the main dish for last. In fact, the coins from 500 lire in Silver depicting the Caravels represent the icing on the cake of millions of collectors. A very rare and much desired coin.
The 500 lire silver coins minted in 1957 have a considerable value that exceeds all other quotations. Indeed, this coin can reach one quotation of around 15,000 euros.
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