1950R Italy 10 Lire PCGS MS63
In 1946, following the end of World War II, Italy became a Republic and issued new coins with designs that celebrated the wondrous legends and simple joys of Italy and its people. Among these was a 10 Lire coin depicting an olive branch (symbolic of both the olive groves that would once again flourish on Italian hillsides and the hard won peace) on one side and a flying pegasus on the other. This coin was minted in Rome and thus bears the R mintmark.
This mythological creature evokes thoughts of freedom and grace and its depiction on this coin is beautifully artistic.
This coin has a warm lustrous glow with marks appropriate for the grade. There is some staining within the letters REPUBLICA ITALIANA beneath the pegasus. Overall a very attractive coin.
1950-R Italy 10 Lire
Lettered Edge : REPUBLICA ITALIANA
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