Silver coins from Italy - APMEX offers coins and currency from Italy. The monetary issues of Italy are a high mark of quality and design reminiscent of the early ages of Silver coinage. Italy greatly influenced coinage throughout Europe, as the florin, so named for being struck in Florence, was one of the most-accepted coinage types in European history. Italy was divided into various city-states for centuries and each area ostensibly employed its own coinage type. However, when the country unified in 1861, the Italian lira was adopted and used until 2002. Today, Italy adopts the euro currency.
History of Italian Coins
The aforementioned florin remains to this day one of the most well-known coins from Italy. It was struck from 1252 to 1533 with hardly any change in its design or metal content. Because of this stability, the florin was widely used in trade and the settling of debts throughout the region. The Gold content of this Italian coin is approximately 3.5 grams, although florins often carry numismatic value as well.
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There are other fascinating Silver coins from the Italian region contemporary to the Gold florin, including this 1382-1400 Italy 1 Tornesello Venice Antonio Venier. Medieval coins vary a great deal in their design, and these are a great example of a hand-struck piece of the era. Later coins from Italy include some exceptional Silver pieces such as the 1854 Italian States Naples Sicily Silver 120 Grana and the 1869-1878 Italy Silver 5 Lire Vittorio Emanuel II. APMEX is pleased to stock bimetal examples of Italian coins reflecting more recent history, as well, such as this papal-issue Gold and Silver coin, the 1995 Vatican City Bimetallic 500 Lire Cain & Abel Brilliant Uncirculated (BU). Whatever part of Italian history or type of Italian coin most interests you, we are sure to have the perfect piece to complement your collection.
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