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Offline gpimper

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500 Lira
« on: November 27, 2019, 08:57:20 PM »
Pocket change from the 90s.  500 Lira.  Cool coin.
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Offline idiotghost

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Re: 500 Lira
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 09:09:05 PM »
THis in my opinion Greg, is the most beautiful coin I have in my collection. This very same coin my father had got it from Italy, in the 1990s. In those days bimetallics were rare & this 500 Lira was a shining example of it. I still cherish this as my favorite coin ever. :)

The only other coin which looked as closely beautiful as the 500 Lira was a recent 50KC of Czech Republic (gifted by Peter) ;)

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Re: 500 Lira
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 09:28:08 PM »
Cool piece indeed; then again I also like its silver predecessor. The bimetallic coin features the Quirinal in Rome.

That 500 lire piece was the first modern bimetallic circulation coin, first issued in 1982. It even has the face value in Braille characters. But from what I know, they were too small to be read by blind people ...

Christian