Italy Bi-Metallic 500 and 1000 Lire  1982 to 2000
Italy Bi-Metallic 500 and 1000 Lire 1982 to 2000

Italy started to make 500 and 1000 lire coins for circulation using cool bi-metallic designs. The 500 lire have a gold colored inside ring and a silver colored outside ring. It's vice versa for the 1000 lire. Unfortunately, there isn't a trace of actual gold or silver in these coins. They are made of non-precious metal.

BTW, there are nice 500 and 1000 lire coins that contain silver, but these are made for collectors only, not for circulation. You can see our page on these precious coins at this link [Click Here].

For the circulating bi-metallic coins, values are low. Typically the 1000 lire are worth a smidgen more than the 500 lire, but on average:

worn: face value (500 or 1000 lire in Italy)
average circulated: less than $1 US dollar
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

Use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 15601 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Rozza, Wed, 02-Oct-2013 19:33:30 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 18-Feb-2014 18:09:29 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 23-Sep-2015 00:19:42 GMT
Requester description: 1987 Two colours are gold and silver but unclear on what material it is. The word cretara under a woman's head is on one side of the gold part on one side. Says Repvbblica Italiana on the silver part around the woman's head. A village square with someone standing on a spire monument in the middle of the square is on the other side of the gold part. There are houses surrounding the square. The date is at the bottom of this gold part. Some sort of braille writing and leaves and well as L.500 are on the silver part surrounding the gold part. L.500
Tags: italy bi 500 1000 lire 2000 itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali two colours color gold silver cretara woman head one part repvbblica republic village square standing stand spire monument houses house sort braille leaves leaf well coloured coloring colour colored goldish golden goldenen siliver sliver argent silber silverish slver silb empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies ones parts repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republica republique rupublica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box spires monuments cabin hut sorts leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs circle circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed




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