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Offline andyg

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Kingdom of Napoleon - 2 Lire
« on: January 29, 2012, 08:27:17 PM »
Somehow I've ended up with two of these (don't ask)



However I noticed one seems to be a LIRR - thoughts?
Is this variety known?

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Re: Kingdom of Napoleon - 2 Lire
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 08:50:09 PM »
not mentioned my two Italian catalogues, Gigante (2007) and Montenegro (2006)
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Re: Kingdom of Napoleon - 2 Lire
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 12:06:35 PM »
Could it be a little die break running from the bottom of the R to the centre of the E. It looks like there's something between the two letters...

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Re: Kingdom of Napoleon - 2 Lire
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 07:40:53 PM »
Here is a bigger scan -
I wonder could it be Lire over Lier?
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Re: Kingdom of Napoleon - 2 Lire
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 11:37:02 PM »
They're not from the same mint. I suppose the mint of Venice was less conscious with its dies than the mint of Milan.

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