In 1861, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy increased the size of his kingdom by unifying several states and kingdoms in Italy under the new Kingdom of Italy. Over the course of his reign, he would unify the Italian peninsula and reign until his death in 1878. One of the first gold coins issued by the unified Kingdom of Italy was the 10 Lire Gold Italian coin. Today, 1863 10 Lire Gold Italian Coins in certified condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
- Custom label card included!
- Produced until 1865 for Victor Emmanuel II!
- Consists of .0933 Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- The face value of 10 Lire was fully backed by the Kingdom of Italy.
- Graded Mint State 63 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is an effigy of Victor Emmanuel II, King of Italy.
- The reverse features the Kingdom of Italy coat of arms.
The movement to form a unified Kingdom of Italy began in 1860-1861, with Victor Emmanuel II as King of Sardinia becoming a leading figure in the movement. Though the movement to unify the various kingdoms and city-states started with the First Italian War of Independence in 1848-1849, the cause gained greater momentum in the 1860s as Victor Emmanuel II was able to unify more kingdoms and city-states under a single banner. In 1861, the first 10 Lire Gold Italian Coins were issued by the unified kingdom.
All of the 1863 10 Lire Gold Italian Coins in this product listing are available to you for purchase in Mint State 63 condition. Coins in this condition have small contact marks throughout and a few heavier, scattered marks. You will also notice small hairlines that are visible without the aid of magnification. The mint luster is slightly impaired, but overall the coins have an attractive eye appeal.
On the obverse of 1863 10 Lire Gold Italian Coins is an effigy of the King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. Formerly the King of Sardinia from 1849 to 1861 when he unified the Kingdom of Italy. This left-profile portrait comes with an inscription of his name in Italian around the top half of the design field.
The reverse face of 1863 10 Lire Gold Italian Coins features the Kingdom of Italy’s coat of arms. The crowned shield is quartered by a cross and there is a laurel wreath around the shield as a framing element.
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