In 1861, the various kingdoms and city-states of modern-day Italy came together as a unified kingdom for the first time under the rule of Victor Emmanuel II. The reigning King of Sardinia, Vittorio Emanuele II unified many of the smaller kingdoms and city-states to form the Kingdom of Italy, a state that would last until 1946. Right now, certified 1863 Gold 10 Lire Italian Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside individual plastic slabs from the NGC!
- Among the first releases of Gold 10 Lire Italian coins after unification!
- Consists of .0933 Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 10 Lire from the Kingdom of Italy.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 62 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is King Victor Emmanuel II.
- The reverse features the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy.
Each of the 1863 Gold 10 Lire Italian Coins available through this product listing come with NGC slabs, custom labels, and a Mint State 62 certification. Coins in this condition exhibit mint luster that is somewhat impaired, contact and other detracting marks throughout the primary and secondary visual fields, and scattered hairlines. The custom label within the NGC slab features the flag of Italy, a map of Italy, and the image of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Like many members of the House of Savoy and rulers of Italian kingdoms, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy came from a distinguished lineage. Victor Emmanuel II was born in Turin, Italy, and was the eldest son of Charles Albert, Prince of Carignano, and Maria Theresa of Austria. Prior to his rule as the King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II was King of Sardinia from March 1849 until his ascension to the unified Italian throne.
On the obverse of 1863 Gold 10 Lire Italian Coins is an effigy of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. His effigy captures his head in left-profile relief with a simple inscription identifying him by name in the legend around the portrait. A date mark is also featured on this side of the coin as well.
The reverse side of 1863 Gold Lire Italian Coins comes with a depiction of the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy. The quartered shield is separated into quadrants by a cross with a crown atop the shield and a wreath framing the shield that is made of oak and laurel.
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