Nomisma Sale Features Rare Italian Coins Certified by NGC

Posted on 11/24/2021

NGC-graded rarities from Victor Emmanuel III and his father are leading the way in the December auction.

Three rare Italian coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are the top lots in an upcoming sale presented by Nomisma SpA, a respected numismatics firm based in San Marino. Bidding is already underway for Auction 64, which concludes December 17-18, 2021.

The coin with the highest starting price in the sale is an Italy 1925R Gold Prova Silver Jubilee 100 Lire (lot 1257). These were struck to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reign of King Victor Emmaneul III. Graded NGC MS 62, it has a starting price of €70,000 (about $79,000).

1925R Gold Prova Silver Jubilee 100 Lire graded NGC MS 62
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Another top coin in the sale, an Italy 1901R 5 Lire (lot 1292), shows a much-younger Victorio Emmanuel III. These were among the first coins issued in his name, as he had just succeeded his assassinated father in July 1900. Graded NGC MS 63, this coin has a starting price of €60,000 (about $67,000).

Italy 1901R 5 Lire graded NGC MS 63
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An Italy 1880R 100 Lire graded NGC MS 60 (lot 1204) shows Umberto I, the father of Victor Emmanuel III. From a mintage of fewer than 150, this coin has a starting price of €60,000 (about $67,000).

Italy 1880R 100 Lire graded NGC MS 60
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • an Italy 1902R Gold 20 Lire With Anchor graded NGC MS 62 PL (lot 1268) with starting price of €50,000 (about $56,000)
  • an Italy 1713 DD AC Sicily 3 Tari graded NGC AU 53 (lot 1068) with starting price of €30,000 (about $34,000)
  • an Italy 1821Eagle L Sardinia 20 Lire graded NGC MS 65 (lot 1090) with starting price of €22,000 (about $25,000)
  • an Italy 1860B 5 Lire graded NGC MS 66★ (lot 1156) with starting price of €15,000 (about $17,000)
  • an Italy 1765 Tuscany 10 Paoli graded NGC MS 66 (lot 481) with starting price of €12,000 (about $13,000)
  • an Italy 1957R Silver Prova 500 Lire graded NGC SP 66 (lot 1399) with starting price of €11,000 (about $12,000)
  • a Papal States 1870R XXIV Gold 50 Lire graded NGC MS 66 (lot 988) with starting price of €10,500 (about $12,000)

Starting prices are provided by the auction house. All dollar amounts are US Dollars.


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