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Re: Circulation sets where each obverse and reverse design is different
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2019, 06:56:15 PM »
Italy became a republic in 1946. Its first post-war, post-Fascist, coinage was an attractive set (albeit in aluminium), showing the fruit of the land.







1   lira.   Head of Goddess Ceres.          Orange.
2   lire.   Man ploughing field.               Ear of wheat.
5   lire.   Head of Liberty, with torch.    Bunch of grapes.
10 lire.   Pegasus.                               Olive branch.

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Re: Circulation sets where each obverse and reverse design is different
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2019, 06:57:10 PM »
Italy had released a full new set of designs by 1955, up to 100 lire. The strange mixture of themes is attractive but not entirely successful as a set. The designs on the higher denominations lasted into the early to mid-1990s, while the lower denominations dropped out because of inflation.

Coin sizes in the images are not to scale.











1     lira.  Cornucopia.         Scales.
2     lire.  Honey bee.          Olive branch.
5     lire.  Ship's rudder.      Dolphin.
10   lire.  Ears of wheat.     Tiller.
50   lire.  Head of Italia.      Vulcan at anvil.
100 lire.  Head of Italia.      Goddess Ceres with sprig.