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Italy Sardinia 25, 50 Centesimi, and 5 Lire  1832 to 1849
Italy Sardinia 25, 50 Centesimi, and 5 Lire 1832 to 1849

Wow. Great coin. If your coin is in well preserved condition, has no damage, cleanings, or other problems, and is genuine and not a counterfeit, the catalogs quote $400 US dollars value. Nice!

Sardinia was ruled by Carlo Felice (Felix) from 1821 to 1831, and by Carlo Alberto (Albertvs) from 1831 to 1849. You see many more Felix coins than Alberto coins, so that is good for the value of this coin under consideration.

The 25 and 50 centisimi, as well as the 5 lire Alberto coins are minted in silver and carry roughly the same pattern and inscriptions. We show a 5 lire coin from one of our favorite dealers, Coin House SESAM Basel in Riehen, Switzerland. This coin is on sale for 175 euros, about $240 US dollars. There are gold coins with similar patterns, but we address the silver coins here. The 175 euros is the retail price. If Coin House were to buy this coin from a collector, they would probably pay about one-half that amount. The mark up keeps the dealership in business.

The catalogs give us this guidance:

25 CENTESIMI (14 mm diameter)
worn: $30 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $250
coins dated 1832 and 1837, multiply these numbers by three

50 CENTESIMI (18 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $280
coins dated 1830P with eagle head, multiply these numbers by two
coins dated 1834 to 1847 with P and eagle head, catalog value is $400 in well preserved condition

5 LIRE (38 mm diameter)
worn: $50 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $220
fully uncirculated: $500

Remember these are approximate catalog values and must be properly interpreted. Use our Important Terminology page for this interpretation.

Coin: 5689 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: , Tue, 28-Sep-2010 12:41:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Sep-2013 15:19:54 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 09-Sep-2015 14:41:20 GMT
Requester description: 1834 car.albertvs rex sard 1843
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