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Italian commemorative coins catalog

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Italian Republic (from 1946)

Italian Lira=100 centesimi (1946-2001)

coin Italy 2000 lire 1998
2000 lire 1998
silver
Human DNA
L 2000 / Creative brain unraveling DNA
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA  / 1998 / Stars and birds circling world globe
Coin value - $40-50

 

coin Italy 2000 lire 1999
2000 lire 1999
silver
110th Anniversary of National Roman Museum
L 2000 / 1999 / MVSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO / Seated gladiator
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left on ancient coin
Coin value - $25-35

 

 

coin Italy 1000 lire 1970
1000 lire 1970
silver
Centennial of Rome as Italian capital
1000 LIRE / ROMA CAPITALE / Flower-like symbol
1870 1970 CONCORDIA / Concordia veiled bust right
Coin value - $10-15

 

coin Italy 1000 lire 1994
1000 lire 1994
silver
Flora and Fauna Protection
1000 / 1994 / Bird, tree and dolphin
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA / Female bust facing with tree as left side of hair
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 1000 lire 1996
1000 lire 1996
silver
Olympics - Atlanta
1000 / XXVI OLIMPIADE / ATLANTA / 1996 / Torch runner, Statue of Liberty silhouette and stadium track
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Female head right with laurel wreath and Olympic rings as hair style
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 1000 lire 2001
1000 lire 2001
silver
100 Years from the Death of Giuseppe Verdi
L.1000 2001 / GIUSEPPE VERDI 1901 / Building
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA / Head facing
Coin value - $20-30

 

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1961
500 lire 1961
silver
Italian Unification Centennial
L 500 / 1861 / 1961 / Quadriga
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Female seated left
Coin value - $8-10

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1965
500 lire 1965
silver
700 years of Dante Alighieri (poet)
L 500 1965 / Radiant sun above flame
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - $8-10

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1974
500 lire 1974
silver
100 years since the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (inventor of radio)
L 500 / GVGLIEMO MARCONI / 1874-1974 / Map of Italy with radio tower loops
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Bust left
Coin value - $10-12

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1975
500 lire 1975
silver
500 years since the birth of Michelangelo Buonarroti
L 500 / MICHELANGELO BVONARROTI / 1475-1975 / Seated statue
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / 1975 / Bust left
Coin value - $15-20

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1981
500 lire 1981
silver
2000 Year of Death of Virgili (Roman poet)
L 500 / 19 A.C. 1981 / Tree divides cow and horse
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / P VERGILIVS M MM POST ANNOS / Head left
Coin value - $10-15

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1982
500 lire 1982
silver
100 Years from the Death of Giuseppe Garibaldi (general, leader of Italian unification)
L 500 / 1982 / C DI G GARIBALDI / Island map
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Bust right
Coin value - $10-12

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1983
500 lire 1983
silver
250 Years of the book "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" by Galileo Galilei
L 500 / ACADEMIA NAZIONALE DEI LINCEI / DIALOGO SORPA I DUE MASSIMI SISTEMI / 1632 1982 / Dog within crowned wreath
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA / GALILEO GALILEI LINCEO / Bust facing
Coin value - $30-40

 

coin Italy 500 lira 1985
500 lire 1985
silver
200 years since the birth of Alessandro Manzoni (poet)
1985 L 500 / Headdress
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Bust 3/4 facing
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1985
500 lire 1985
silver
First Italian President of Common Market
L 500 / COMVNITA EVROPEA PREZIDENZA ITALIANA / 1985 / Flags above stylized ancient stadium
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left with map, stars and globe within scalp
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1985
500 lire 1985
silver
3 Years of United World College of the Adriatic
L 500 / COLLEGIO DEL MONDO UNITO DELL'ADRIATICO DUINO / 1985 / Hilltop castle above two hemispheres
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Town’s architectural montage
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1985
500 lire 1985
silver
European Year of Music
L 500 / COMVNITA EVROPEA PREZIDENZA ITALIANA / 1985 / Pipe organ frontal view
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA / Muse of music left
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1986
500 lire 1986
silver
World Soccer Championship in Mexico
L 500 / CAMPIONATO MONDIALE DI CALCIO / MESSICO 1986 / Aztec Calendar within soccer ball
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Map of Italy and soccer ball
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1987
500 lire 1987
silver
World Athletic Championships
LIRE 500 / CAMPIONATI MONDIALI DI ATLETICA / 1987 / Ancient and modern sprinter, Coliseum in background
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Stylized runner left
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1990
500 lire 1990
silver
World Soccer Championship in Italy
L 500 / CAMPIONATO MONDIALE DI CALCIO / 1990 / Dove within globe and soccer ball
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left with world cup trophy within hair
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1991
500 lire 1991
silver
500th Anniversary of Discovery of America
L 500 / V CENTENARIO DELLA SCOPERTA DELL'AMERICA / 1991 / Mapped scroll divides compass and date
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Radiant head facing
Coin value - $20-30

 

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1993
500 lire 1993
bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
100th Anniversary of Bank of Italy
L 500 / CENTENARIO DELLA BANCA D'ITALIA / Monogram within design
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - ~$1

 

coin Italy 500 lira 1994
500 lire 1994
bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
500th Anniversary of the book "Summa de arithmetic, geometric, Proportioni et proportionalita" by Luca Pacioli
L 500 / 1494 LVCA PACIOLI 1994 / Bust facing
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1996
500 lire 1996
bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
70th Anniversary of National Statistic Institute
L 500 / INSTITUTO NAZIONALE DI STATISTICA / 1926 1996 / 70 ISTAT / Institute building
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - ~$1

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1997
500 lire 1997
bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
50th Anniversary of National Police Code
L 500 / POLIZIJA DI STATO / POLIZIJA 50 STRADALE / 1947 1997 / Mythological figure above crowned shield within wreath
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1998
500 lire 1998
bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
FAO - 20 years of IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
L 500 / 1978 IFAD 1998 / Hand and grains
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - ~$1

 

coin Italy 500 lire 1999
500 lire 1999

bi-metallic - aluminum-bronze/stainless steel
20th Anniversary of First European Parliamentary Elections
L 500 / 1979 1999 13GIUGNO / ELEZIONE DELPARLAMENTO EUROPEO / Ballot box
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - $5-7

 

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1980
200 lire 1980
aluminum-bronze
FAO - International Women’s Year
LIRE 200 / FAO / 1980 / VALORIZZAZIONE DELLA DONNA / Seated woman with knee bent and child standing at her back facing right
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Bust facing
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1981
200 lire 1981
aluminum-bronze
FAO - World Food Day
L 200 / 1981 / 16 OTT. FAO / GIORNATA MONDIALE DEL ALIMENTAZIONE / Female advancing left holding cornucopia
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Villa Lubin façade
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1988
200 lire 1988

silver
900th Anniversary - University of Bologna
L 200 / 1988 / ALMA MATER STUDIORUM SCOLARIA NOVA / Courtyard view within oval rope wreath
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Medieval student in thought
Coin value - $10-20

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1989
200 lire 1989
aluminum-bronze
100th Anniversary of Taranto Naval Yards
L 200 / 1989-1989 / CENTENARIO DELL'ARSENALE MILITARE MARITIMO DI TARANTO / Ships
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1989
200 lire 1989

silver
Soccer World Cup 1990
L 200 / 1989 / MONDIALI DI CALCIO ITALIA 1990 / Ball superimposed on world globe within assorted shields bordering
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1989
200 lire 1989

silver
500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America
L 200 / 1989 / V CENTENARIO DELLA SCOPERTA DELL AMERICA / 1492-1992 / Shield divides date and value above dolphin
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Christopher Columbus Bust 3/4 right within globe design
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1990
200 lire 1990
aluminum-bronze
100th Anniversary of State Council
L 200 / PALAZZO SPADA / CONSIGLIO DI STATO IV SESSIONE 1890 1990 / State Council building
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1992
200 lire 1992
nickel-brass
Genoa Stamp Exposition
L 200 / 1992 / GENOVA'92 / ESPOSIZIONE MONDIALE FILATELIA TEMATICA / Stylized sailing ship
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1993
200 lire 1993
aluminum-bronze
70th Anniversary of Military Aviation
L 200 / 70 AERONAUTICA MILITARE 1923-1993 / Quartered arms within circle
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1993
200 lire 1993

silver
100th Anniversary - Bank of Italy
L 200 / BANCA D'ITALI / 1893 CENTENARIO 1993 / Hammered minting scene
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Female head left with headdress
Coin value - $20-30

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1994
200 lire 1994
aluminum-bronze
180th Anniversary of Carabinieri
1814 L 200 1994 / CLXXX NEI SEGOLI FEDELE / ARMA DEI CARABINERI / Flaming bomb above banner
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1996
200 lire 1996
aluminum-bronze
Centennial of Custom Service Academy
1896 L 200 1996 / CENTENARIO DELL'ACADEMIA DELLA GUADIA DI FINANZA / Shield above value, hat and sword
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Old and new buildings
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1997
200 lire 1997
aluminum-bronze
Centennial -Italian Naval League
200 LIRE / 1897 1997 / LEGA NAVALE ITALIANA / Naval League seal
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin Italy 200 lire 1999
200 lire 1999
aluminum-bronze
30th Anniversary of Carabinieri Art Squad
L200 / 1969 1999 / CARABINERI TUTELA PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO / Flaming bomb and David statue
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head right
Coin value - $2-3

 

 

coin Italy 100 lire 1974
100 lire 1974

stainless steel
100 years since the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (inventor of radio)
L 100 / 1874 1974 / GUGLIEMO MARCONI / Early radio-wave receiver
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head facing
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin Italy 100 lire 1979
100 lire 1979

stainless steel
FAO
100 LIRE 1979 / FAO/ NUTRIRE EL MONDO / Cow nursing calf
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Head left
Coin value - <$1

 

coin Italy 100 lire 1981
100 lire 1981

stainless steel
Centennial of Livorno Naval Academy
L 100 / 1881 1981 / CENTENARIO ACADEMIA NAVALE DI LIVORNO / Academy building
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Anchor and ship’s wheel
Coin value - ~$1

 

coin Italy 100 lire 1988
100 lire 1988

silver
900th Anniversary - University of Bologna
L 100 / 1988 / ALMA MATER STUDIORUM SCOLARIA NOVA / Towered building
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Medieval student in thought
Coin value - $10-20

 

coin Italy 100 lire 1995
100 lire 1995

copper-nickel
50th Anniversary of FAO
100 LIRE / FAO FIAT PANIS 1945-1995 / Logo and value within globe design
REPVBBLICA ITALIANA / Turreted head left
Coin value - <$1

 

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