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Italy (Lombardy Venetia) Soldo and 5/10 Soldo  1862
Italy (Lombardy Venetia) Soldo and 5/10 Soldo 1862

These coins, 1 soldo and 5/10 soldo, come from the old Italian State of Lombardy-Venetia. They bear the inscription MONETA SPICCIOLA, or 'small change.' The one in our image has picked up unusual, but colorful toning over the centuries. The toning does not affect value, but makes for an interesting collectible.

1 SOLDO
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $65

The 5/10 soldo has a large 5-over-10 fraction instead of the stylized '1' of the 1 soldo. 5/10 soldo are worth about one-half of 1 soldo coins.

Coin: 20165 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Gemma, Tue, 20-Oct-2015 05:01:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 20-Oct-2015 16:21:50 GMT
Requester description: 1862 Looks like a stylised 1 or upside down crsive r on same side as words. Date is 1862. Other side has double headed eagle and mint mark B only.
Tags: italy lombardy venetia soldo soldi 5 10 italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali lombardo moneta spicciola pel lomb veneto 1 upside double headed head eagle mint mark doubling doubled doubles oneheaded heads eaglets egals egal eagles eagel mintmark mintmaster mintmarks deutschemark reicshmark dreimark sammel marke dutchemark kohlenmarke reichmark sammelmarke deuchmark markas marks marc satzmarke reichsmark marck

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