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1863 10 Lire Italian Gold Coin NGC MS62

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The 10 Lire Italian Gold Coin of 1863 is one of the earliest examples of a gold coin issued by the Kingdom of Italy following unification. Under the leadership of Victor Emmanuel II, Italy began to take on boundaries and borders in line with the modern republic. Today, you have the chance to buy 1863 10 Lire Italian Gold Coins online at Provident Metals with an NGC certification.


  • Arrives with an NGC protective plastic slab!
  • The first major currency issued by the unified Kingdom of Italy!
  • Contains .0933 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of 10 Lire was issued by the Kingdom of Italy.
  • Graded Mint State 62 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Victor Emmanuel II on the obverse.
  • Coat of arms for the Kingdom of Italy on the reverse.

King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy began his life of royal leadership as the King of Sardinia. He was the son of Charles Albert, Prince of Carignano and Maria Theresa of Austria, Queen Consort of Sardinia. He would rise from his position of power ruling the island kingdom to unify the kingdoms and city-states of the Italian peninsula under his control.


Victor Emmanuel II of Italy is on the obverse side of 1863 10 Lire Italian Gold Coins. The left-profile portrait features his famous beard and depicts him without a crown. The legend inscribed around the portrait features his name in Italian as Vittorio Emanuele II and 1863.


In the reverse design of 1863 10 Lire Italian Gold Coins, you will find the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy. Based upon the House of Savoy coat of arms, this new version captured the spirit of unification with a shield split into quadrants by a cross and topped by a crown with a wreath around the shield. The inscriptions on this face of the coin are again in Italian and read Regno DItalia, or King of Italy. The other inscription is that of the denomination as L10.


Victor Emmanuel II of Italy began to grab control of the Italian peninsula through the Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. After the fall of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, he was able to take control of southern Italy. Tuscany, Modena, Parma, and Romagna joined his Sardinia-Piedmont alliance in 1860 and later took Teano. He later annexed Veneto after the Third Italian War of Independence and later conquered Rome, ending the thousand-year reign of the Papal States and established his capital in Rome.


1863 10 Lire Italian Gold Coins listed here are in Mint State 62 condition. Each one has numerous contact marks, several hairlines or a large patch, and mint luster that is somewhat impaired. The coins are packaged in NGC protective slabs with a custom label. This label has an Italian flag, map of Italy, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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Product Details

Year 1863
Condition MS62
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Diameter 18.5 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 10 Lire
Country Italy
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Italian Lire
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .0964522 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Thickness 0.8 mm
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Provident ID 3847132