Italy Sardinia 1, 3, and 5 Centesimi 1826
Sardinia is that big island off the west coast of Italy, north of Sicily. It was at one time Spanish, but became independent and then Italian eventually, leading the charge for the unification of the Italian states.
The 1, 3, and 5 centesimi coins of 1826 are usually found pretty well beat up. If you have an uncirculated specimen, you should figure catalog value over $150 US dollars, like this:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $150
These approximate values apply to all denominations, 1, 3, and 5 centisimi.
Charles (Car, Carlo) Felice (Felix) was king at the time. D G means 'by the grace of God' and rex means 'king.'
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Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 13:47:47 GMT
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Requester description: 1826 SHIELD SURROUNDE BY WHEAT AND CROWN AT TOP ON FRONT; ON BACK LA REP? FELIX D.G REX SAR CYP ET HIER 5 CENTESIMI 1826 P
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