This posting is about a 1965 Silver Italian 500 Lire Coin. The front of it has image of Christopher Columbus’ ships sailing to the new world. Columbus is believed by most people to have been from Genoa Italy. This 1965 Silver Italian 500 Lire coin also has on its front side Repubblica Italiana (Republic of Italy) and the denomination at the bottom. The R mint mark for Rome is below. There were 3.12 million of these made that year and this coin is .8350 fine or in other words 83.5 % silver in composition. The rim of this coin has symbols and the year. Now to the reverse which an image of a woman wearing very old garb (perhaps from the Renaissance era) facing to the left. Surrounding the woman are symbols of each region in Italy.
Below are images of our 1965 Silver Italian 500 Lire Coin and whose grade appears to be a higher very fine.
Uang logam koin kuno perak 500 lima ratus Lire dari negara Italia tahun 1965 tarbuat di bahan delapan pulah lima persen perak.