Here we’ll look at a 1952 Italian 10 Lire coin. Please view it in the images at the bottom. It is made out of aluminum and is very light at 1.6 grams. The obverse or front side is a picture of a plow, perhaps in recognition of Italy’s agriculture industry. This country produces many products and is in particular known for olive coin, fruits, wine etc. The back or reverse has the 10 denomination value as well as an artistic impression of grains of wheat. There were 105.150 million of these made in the year 1952, all in the Rome mint. Our particular coin appears to be extra fine in grade.
The Italian Lire is no longer used as currency as it ended use in favor of the Euro approximately 10 years ago. Some of the old coins are quite collectible especially the old gold editions and those from when Napoleon had control over the Italian states.
Below is a 1952 10 Lire Coin