I pulled two coins on accident, and blindly picked the larger one.
Italy, 100 lire, 1975 (KM #96.1)
While the mintage of 106,650,000 is far from the top level of this coin type, it is still common. I have seen many of these large Italian coins pass through my hands over the years, and many of them are still shiny and crisp, betraying their age. It’s hard to tell that these handsome stainless steel coins circulated in Italian commerce for thirty years. I’ve long thought that stainless steel would make a great alternative metal for our 5-cent coin.
Metal Stainless Steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓