The Kingdom of Sardinia issued 80 Lire gold coins for circulation use from 1823 to 1831. The release of the coins covered eight years during the decade-long reign of Charles Felix of Sardinia, a member of the House of Savoy who ruled as the King of Sardinia until his death in 1831. Remaining specimens from this era are hard to find in the 21st century and make an excellent piece for collectors as a representation of a bygone era. Now, 1826 Gold 80 Lire Italian Sardinian Coins are available to you in certified condition for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in NGC protective plastic slabs with custom labels!
- Features an 1826 date mark from the fourth issue year!
- Released by the Kingdom of Sardinia!
- Consists of .7465 Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of 80 Lire by the Kingdom of Sardinia.
- Bears a Grade of AU55 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse depicts Charles Felix.
- On the reverse is the House of Savoy coat of arms.
The coins of the Gold 80 Lire denomination from the Kingdom of Sardinia represent an era before the formation of the broader Kingdom of Italy. The House of Savoy ruled Sardinia as a kingdom within its broader reach of power in the Italian region in the early 19th century.
Coins in this series were introduced in 1823 with an eagle on the House of Savoy coat of arms on the reverse. Throughout the eight-year production of the coins, the design at the heart of the coat of arms could vary between the eagle found here and an anchor. In some years, both versions of the coat of arms were issued on the coins. For example, 1824 and 1825-dated coins offered both versions. Only the 1828 and 1829 coins had only the anchor version available.
The obverse side of 1826 Gold 80 Lire Italian Sardinian Coins features the portrait of Charles Felix. The King of Sardinia, as well as the Duke of Savoy, Piedmont, and Aosta. Charles Felix came from a rich heritage. His father was Victor Amadeus III of Savoy, with his paternal grandparents being Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy and the German Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg. Charles Felix’ mother was Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, whose parents were King Philip V of Spain and the Italian Elisabeth Farnese.
On the reverse of 1826 Gold Italian Sardinian Coins is the House of Savoy coat of arms. The crowned shield in this date mark is crowned at the top and flanked by a wreath. The shield itself features an eagle at the very heart of the design, with quartered fields bearing symbols representing the history and lands of the House of Savoy.
These 1826 Gold 80 Lire Italian Sardinian Coins are available with special NGC protective slabs. The slab bears a custom label card with the Italian flag, a map of Italy, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The coins have been graded AU55 by the NGC, indicating that each one showcases slight wear that can be found on less than 50% of the design with full details still present.
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