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1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coin NGC MS63

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The Lire Italian Gold Coins were introduced by the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. Available in 10, 20, and 40 Lire denominations, the coins were struck by mints in Florence, Milan, Naples, and Turin. In the 1870s, the mint in Rome took over the majority of coining in this series. The coins were issued through World War I with regularity, and sparingly through the 1920s with gold content. Provident Metals currently has 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coins available to you online with NGC certification.


  • Arrives with an individual plastic slab courtesy of the NGC!
  • Offers either an 1862 or 1881 coin!
  • Limited number of certified gold coins!
  • Contains .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of 20 Lire by the Kingdom of Italy.
  • Bears a Grade of Mint State 63 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Kings of Italy feature on the obverse of the coins.
  • The national seal of the Kingdom of Italy is on the reverse.
  • Please keep in mind we do not guarantee a specific date in advance.

When you purchase the 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coin available in this Provident Metals listing, you receive a coin with a Mint State 63 certification from the NGC. Coins in this condition showcase mint luster that is slightly impaired. The field may feature numerous small contact marks or a few heavier contact marks. Small hairlines will likely be visible without magnification. Some of the contact marks may be located in the primary focal fields of the coin. Each coin is housed in its own slab with a custom label bearing the Leaning Tower of Pisa and stripes of the Italian flag.

Please keep in mind that we do not guarantee a date mark and design in advance. The coin you receive is determined by availability once your payment has been processed.


For the obverse design of the 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coin, a left-profile portrait of the Italian monarch features. The 1862 coin was issued during the second year of King Victor Emmanuel IIs reign. The 1881 coin was released during the reign of King Umberto I. The inscriptions on this face include the date mark and the name of the reigning monarch featured in the design.


In the reverse design of 1862/1881 20 Lire Italian Gold Coins, the mint features the image of the coat of arms for the Kingdom of Italy. The seal includes a shield that is quartered by a cross and topped with an imperial crown. The seal is flanked around the very edge of the design field by an ornate wreath. The inscription on this side identifies the face value as L20.


The 20 Lire Italian Gold Coin was issued just before the Kingdom of Italy joined the Latin Monetary Union, a continental system that unified the weights and associated values of gold coins across a number of nations. These weights and values were based on the coins of the Franc denomination.


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Product Details

Year 1862/1881
Condition MS63
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Thickness 1.3 mm
Diameter 21.5 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 20 Lire
Country Italy
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .1867 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Product Series Italian Lire
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Provident ID 3864948