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Italy Naples & Sicilies 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 Tornesi  1816 to 1859
Italy Naples & Sicilies 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 Tornesi 1816 to 1859

From wikipedia: The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was the largest of the Italian states before Italian unification. It was formed of a union of the Kingdom of Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples in 1816 and lasted until 1860, when it was annexed by the Kingdom of Sardinia, which became the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. The Two Sicilies issued copper Tornesi coins in several denominations. All show the king (Ferdinando or Francesco) on one side and a crown on the reverse. The 4 and 8 tornesi, and some dates of the 5 tornesi, do not have a crown.

MEZZO: 1/2 tornese
UNO: 1 tornese
UNO E MEZZO: 1 1/2 tornese
DUE: 2 tornesi
TRE: 3 tornesi
QUATTRO: 4 tornesi
CINQUE: 5 tornesi
OTTO: 8 tornesi
DIECI: 10 tornesi

Some of the denominations carry about the same numismatic (coin collector) value, so we lump them together in the listings below.

1/2, 1, 1 1/2, AND 2 TORNESI
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50
1/2 tornese dated 1840 are worth about twice these values
1 tornese date 1836, 1843, 1848, and 1855 are worth about
1 1/2 tornese of all dates are worth about twice these values
2 tornesi dated 1832, 1835, and 1859 are worth about twice these values

3 AND 4 TORNESI
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $75
4 tornesi dated 1817 are worth about twice these values

5 AND 8 TORNESI
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

10 TORNESI
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $65
fully uncirculated: $130
10 tornesi dated 1834 are worth about twice these values

Consult our Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 13390 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Ashley, Mon, 24-Dec-2012 16:38:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:04:35 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 11-Dec-2014 22:13:33 GMT
Requester description: 1848 Inscription: Ferdinandvs II D G Regini vtr Sig Et Hier Rex Devices:A man facing to the right(front), A Poofy Crown(back) Tornesi Dieci
Tags: italy naples sicilies 1 2 3 4 5 8 10 tornesi itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali ferdinandvs ferdinand ii regini vtr sig et hier rex man front crown frd furdinand ferdnd frdnd ferdinan ferdinandus furdinan ferdin rexm rexind rexx rexetind boy male mann boys mans crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera francesco mezzo uno due tre quattro cinque otto deici

  

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