Italy 1 Lira and 2 Lire  1936 to 1943
Italy 1 Lira and 2 Lire 1936 to 1943

Just about all these coins are low-value modern issues. They are minted in nickel or stainless steel. Our picture shows a 1 lira coin. The 2 lire is similar, except the inscriptions are abbreviated: VITT EM III etc.

Coins dated between 1939 and 1942 are not worth very much. The 1 lira coins between 1939 and 1942 are worth about $5, and the 2 lire coins are worth about $10 US dollars when fully uncirculated. When circulated, they will not reach values of even a single US dollar unless average circulated or better, and with a nice eye appeal.

But the early and late dates are rare. These are catalog values for well preserved coins:

1936: $200 US dollars when well preserved
1937: $800 well preserved
1938: $850
1943: $50

1936: $240
1937: $850 (Must not have reeded edge)
1939: $2000 (Must not have reeded edge)
1942: $400
1943: $300

Hope you have one of the *good* dates! If your date is not in the list above, it's a common date. Please see the opening paragraph of the page for the value.

Any damaged coin will be worth a much less than the values listed above. Please see our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 11463 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Paul, Tue, 05-Jun-2012 02:23:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 28-Jun-2014 15:02:30 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 14-Jun-2016 00:52:38 GMT
Requester description: 1940 i have a coin, which is not to be found in your catalogue. Actually more of them, but now it is about the 1 lira coin (probably nickel) from 1940, Vittorio Emmanuele 3rd on one side, face to the left, and the fasces and eagle on the another.
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