Italy Lombary Venetia 5 Lire (Fakes are possible)  1848
Italy Lombary Venetia 5 Lire (Fakes are possible) 1848

You can easily tell the difference between the genuine 5 lire coin and your imitation piece. The genuine coin comes from the revolutionary provisional government of Lombardy-Veneita, in the north of Italy.

The catalogs report values of about

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $400

As always, the price goes up for coins with less wear and better eye appeal, and it goes down otherwise. You must be careful of counterfeiting with the genuine coins. There have been many fakes made of this popular collectible.

The novetly piece mimics the real thing using a whimsical image and jumbled inscriptions. These sell for a few dollars.

If you have a genuine coin like the one in our main picture, and if you are selling your coin to a coin dealer, he or she would generally pay about one-half retail for a coin like this.

Coin: 916 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Adrienne, Sun, 09-Aug-2009 02:40:41 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 17:27:50 GMT
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Requester description: 1848 One side has a man with a staff in his left hand wearing a togua type robe with his right hand raised pointing up there is a star above his head and the lettering on the sides are 0 E(son side)I VV(points together on sides) E(on side) O *(middle) 0(onside)LL* D(backwards)ID*LL O(onside) OTHERSIDE: 5 LIRE Italiane in middle of coin with leaves around, 1848 on bottom, IPN I(onside)B(backwards)A (onside)*A(onside)OO(both onsides)RR(facing each other)V(onside) right side of the coin is the same except the IPN is WRI
Tags: italy venetia 5 lire fakes counterfeit italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali lira lyre replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery one man staff hand togua robe type star head lettering monogram son points dot leaves leaf ipn v wri ones male mens mans gown cloak robed robes toga types starrs stars script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions scrip lettered initials beaded period dotted beading beads point periods dots bead greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage crown tiara spear wreath line bar crowned crowns tiarra crowning tiera wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths lined lines lining bars


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