1861-1878 Italy 5 Lire Silver Crown


One Italian 5 Lire coin, minted between 1861-1878, in Fine or better circulated condition.  These coins have seen moderate circulation, but the design features and lettering are still defined.  

One of the most impressive moustaches to ever be featured on a coin!  The interesting facial hair belongs to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy.  Allied with Garibaldi and his redshirts, Vittorio slowly but surely conquered the individual kingdoms and city-states of Italy en route to unification of the entire peninsula in 1871.  


Coin Specifications
Country Italy
Years 1861 - 1878
Denomination 5 Lire
Metal Alloy Silver (.900 fine)
Weight 25g
Diameter 37mm

("Vittorio Emanuele II)


("Kingdom of Italy" | "5 Lire")


(Motto of the Royal House of Italy)


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Italy 5 Lire (1861-1878) - Mintage Numbers

Year Mintage Notes
1861 T B "T B" = Turin mintmark. Very rare
1862 N "N" = Naples mintmark
1862 T BN "T BN" = Turin mintmark, 2nd ver.
1864 N BN "N BN" = Naples mintmark, 2nd ver.
1865 N BN 
1865 T BN
1866 N BN
1869 M BN "M BN" = Milan mintmark
1870 M BN
1870 R "R" = Rome mintmark
1871 M BN
1871 R
1872 M BN
1872 R
1873 M BN
1873 R
1874 M BN
1875 M BN
1875 R
1876 R
1877 R
1878 R

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