Italy 20 Centesimi 1936 to 1943
These were minted in nickel and stainless steel between 1936 and 1943. Phillip's 1941 specimen might retail for a few US dollars if it is in good shape, like the coin in the picture.
Here are some typical values:
worn: less than $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $3
There are multiple notable exceptions:
- Coins dated 1936 are valuable and catalog for $80 in average circulated, $450 in fully uncirculated condition.
- Coins dated 1937 and 1938 are extremely rare and catalog for thousands of dollars.
- Coins dated 1939, 1940 and 1942 that are magnetic and with a plain edge, not a reeded edge, catalog for $1 when average circulated but for $50 when fully uncirculated.
- Coins dated 1939 with a reeded edge and the inscription 'XVII' (not 'XVIII') catalog for $3 in average circulated and $20 in fully uncirculated.
- Coins dated 1939 with a plain edge (not a reeded edge) that are non-magnetic are uncommon and catalog at $6 in average circulated, $50 in fully uncirculated condition.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Phillip, Sat, 05-Sep-2009 18:19:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 19:04:56 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 24-Apr-2015 01:03:15 GMT
Requester description: 1941 on one side it reads VITT EM III RE E IMP and it has the profile of a bald man's head on it. the other side has what looks like an indian head profile on it and reads ITALIA and in small letters under the head is R XIX C.20 1941
Tags: italy 20 centesimi italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali centesimos centisimos centesimo centisimo centisimi one vitt vittorio iii imp bald man head indian letters monogram xix ones vitturio vitorio vittori balding male mens mans script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials axe ax axes hatchet axhead axehead people two coat shield arms fasces person peoples peple persons sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon