Italy, 100 lire, 1958

Time for tonight’s coin…

Italy, 100 lire, 1958 (KM #96.1)

Same coin as the one from May 24th, but several years younger. These stainless steel Italian coins are common in foreign coin lots, and they stand up well to age. But they are also magnetic. As I set this coin on my laptop, up where the screen hinge meets the keyboard, the coin got “stuck” by some unseen force. There must be a magnet inside my laptop, and I never would have known if it weren’t for this coin.

Mintage is 25,640,000
Metal Stainless Steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Engraver Giuseppe Romagnoli
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment
Demonetized 02-28-2002


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