Italy, 100 lire, 1979 (FAO)

The first coin I pulled was a repeat of the Vichy French 1 franc from 1943 that was featured on March 27th. then I pull this new one.

Italy, 100 lire, 1979 (FAO) (KM #106)


This coin was only minted for one year, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the FAO, an international food aid agency. (Another FAO coin from Trinidad & Tobago was featured on February 20th.) The mintage of this coin is 78,340,000, and it is struck in handsome stainless steel.

Metal Stainless Steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Engraver Giandomenico (obverse)
Shape Round
Demonetized 02-28-2002

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