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* 1866 R XXI VATICAN - PAPAL STATES GOLD COIN * 20 LIRE * MEGA RARE * * VERY LOW MINTAGE
* NGC XF 45 * * NGC indicates a Population of only 35 graded ! *
NGC Certified Genuine and Graded ! Whenever you buy a Raw coin you have no idea what its grade will be until you have it graded by a professional, neutral 3rd party : Here you enjoy added security & piece of mind !
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Technical specification :
Coin Type / Model :
Vatican - Papal States , 20 Lire 1866 R XXI , Solid Gold Coin , KM # 1382.2, VERY LOW MINTAGE !
Fineness / Diameter :
0.9000 GOLD / approx. 21 mm
0.1866 oz PURE GOLD
Edge Lettering :
Medium bust of Pope Pius IX, left, inscription PIUS IX PON. MAX. A.XXII
The value and the date encircled by a wreath . The name of the state STATO PONTIFICIO appears between the wreath and the rim. Mintmark R below the wreath .
Rome - Italy / Papal State. Very low mintage of 102,000 !! Who knows how many have survived after 145 years
( usage, wars, melting, etc. ) in Numismatic condition ?
The Scans do not do justice to this Beautiful Gold Coin which is Much Nicer than its scan indicates !
RARELY OFFERED IN THE US AND VERY RARELY AS A CERTIFIED & GRADED GOLD COIN ! 145 YEARS OLD ,
Guaranteed GENUINE , graded CHOICE EXTRA FINE , and ENCAPSULATED by
NGC(Numismatic Guaranty Corporation),
one of the two top U.S. grading services and a very respected third party grading company.
NGC is the official grading service of the ANA (American Numismatic Association).
SOME OF THE NICEST WORLD NUMISMATIC GOLD COINS ON EBAY!!
NGC CERTIFIED :
The demand for graded, Certified European ( World ) Gold Coins is accelerating fast - as more investors and collectors become aware of the scarcity of these coins - especially in certified state. These coins usually do not get much over the 60 grade due to the wide circulation they have had. This is a very attractive example of this type, with original soft gold patina and good detail. The gold coin shown Encapsulated and Graded by the NGC is the actual coin you will receive !
A rare , certified High - Grade gold coin for your World Gold Coin Investment Portfolio ! The time to invest in Certified Gold is NOW.
A "must have" favorite classic :
This is one of the "must have" classic European gold coin which is not only a historical piece but also a work of art in its own right, a fascinating reminder of a bygone GOLDEN ERA. It is a favorite with investors and collectors alike, who want the security of bullion coins, low premiums over their gold content alone compared to similar US gold coins of the same era as well as fine art gold coins from around the world . .
The " Legend " :
Because of its long history , and many small states , many different types and designs of Italian Gold Coins have been issued . Among the most famous is the Ducat , also called a Zecchino and issued in numerous states . In other states , its equivalent was the Scudo (scudo d'oro) or Florin. Double sized coins were Doppia , the italian for double , and there were also strangely enough half doppie , quarter doppie and eighth doppie . Sovranos and half sovranos were issued by Lombardy - Venetia, Ongaros in Mantua and Milan, Doppiettas (little doubles) by Sardinia, Oncia by Sicily, Ungheros and Ruspone in Tuscany . Lire were introduced as early as 1758 in Genoa , and were eventually also issued by a number of other states including Sardinia and the Vatican. Lira was the name chosen for the new coinage of the kingdom of Italy starting in 1861 . They are internationally accepted and respected ( next to 20 Francs - France , 20 Francs - Belgium , 20 Francs - Hungary , 20 Lire - Sardinia , 20 Francs - Switzerland , 20 Francs - Austria , 20 Lei - Romania , 20 Francs - Tunisia , the Sovereign , 20 Mark - Germany / Prussia , Hamburg , etc. , 10 Gulden - Netherland , 5 and 10 Roubles - Russia , 20 Kroner - Denmark , 20 Kronor - Sweden and Gold Coins from South America like 5 Pesos - Argentina , 10,000 Reis - Brazil , 5 Pesos - Colombia and 5 Pesos - Uruguay ). Due to the benefits to these Gold Coins , which include true historical significance , high investor demand and true scarcity these Gold Coins are very popular among collectors and investors .
Important Note :
A large part of these gold coins is reputed to have been melted down and some of it used for subsequent coinage. Who knows how many have survived and especially in this great condition ?! For additional details please check the french coins catalogs . A beautiful coin and a wonderful addition to any collection. Don't miss this opportunity to own a rare, elusive coin in this great condition. You will not see many of these coins on the Internet, except occasionally. Now is the time to make your move and own one of these Beauties!
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MARISENA COINS & STAMPS offers exceptionally high quality fine art gold coins from around the world. Each gold coin we select for sale will provide aesthetic appeals to any collection and offers excellent investment potential. Our impeccable reputation is the result of a total commitment to superior customer satisfaction. This is reflected in our outstanding feedbacks. Our auctions are not approval sales. The descriptions are qualified statements of good faith opinion of Marisena Coins and Stamps. Marisena Coins and Stamps shall not be bound by any prior or subsequent opinion, determination or certification by any independent grading service or others. Please look at the picture and grade the coin for yourself based on our high resolution pictures we have of the coin and bid accordingly. We have a positive feedback ratio of 100%. This proves our commitment to our customers. I will always go the extra mile for all of my customers. Don't get burned by a "fly-by-night" seller that is here one day and gone the next!! We will make sure your experience with us is a very pleasurable one!!
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