These coins were issued under Ferdinand I of Austria, but are from the Italian Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. Ferdinand's father had been Holy Roman Emperor, and some of the dominions were passed down as a sort of political inheritance.
These are small denomination coins struck in copper - there are 100 centesimi in one lira. They were struck in both Vienna (coins with the V mint mark) and in Milan (coins with the M mint mark). See values below. These values apply to all dates and mint marks, except as noted.
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $30
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $60
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $80
5 centesimi dated 1839V or 1839M are scarce and catalog at $50 average circulated, $200 fully uncirculated.
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