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  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata"  20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
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Liberty Hovering "Libertà Librata" 20 Centesimi Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Liberty Hovering 20 Centesimi "Libertà Librata" Italy Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Obverse: A female figure on the right of the coin holding an ear of wheat in her hand
Lettering: ITALIA
Translation: Italy

Reverse: An allegorical figure of Liberty in flight holding a torch in her left hand, with the figure of the crowned Savoy Shield and the names of the author and of the engraver. To the left of the Shield is the denomination, the year of issue, and the mintmark.

Lettering: C.20
Translation:
20 Centesimi

This coin is known as "Libertà Librata" ("Hovering Freedom")

Features
Issuer Italy
King Vittorio Emanuele III (1900-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1935
Value 20 Centesimi (0.20 ITL)
Currency Lira (1861-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.53 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1958
References KM# 44, Schön# 45

https://moneterare.net/en/20-cents-lira-coin/#20-cents-lira-coin-1908-libert%C3%A0-librata-vittorio-emanuele-iii :

King Vittorio Emanuele III has always been very attached to numismatics, he was also President of the Italian Numismatic Society. Even when he became King he wanted to maintain a decisional role in the monetary field, even at an aesthetic level. This is where his name of “Numismatic King” comes from.

The 20 Cents coin of 1908 represents an aesthetic innovation, compared to the previous coins, those of this period in fact were conceived and designed by artists, carefully selected, who were inspired by ancient Roman coins with clear references to the floral style.

In fact, the result was that the coins of this period (1908/1918) were among the most beautiful of the monetary art of the first half of the 20th century, worldwide.

The first thing that stands out is that the King is not depicted. Recognized as the most beautiful Italian coin made of nickel!

So beautiful that between 1926 and 1935 they were minted only for numismatics. (See table with the values below)

Designed by the artist Leonardo Bistolfi with clear inspiration from Ancient Greece and the typical floral taste that characterizes the artistic period of the time, the Liberty style.

Description
In the Obverse is represented the Greek profile of a woman looking to the left, whose bare shoulder can be glimpsed, with an ear of wheat in her right hand and the inscription ITALY at the top between the ear and her hair.

In the reverso it hosts the female figure with long hair representing Liberty that hovers in flight to the left and looks to the right. The woman has a torch in her left hand and the clothes wrap her in it, creating light drapes shaped by the wind. At the bottom the Savoy shield with friezes and king’s crown and at the sides the names of the engraver Giorgi INC and the designer L. Bistolfi followed by the monogram LB.

The contour is striped, 4 g in weight and 21.5 mm in circumference. Made of Nickel 975

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David W
Nice coin and thanks again

Nice coin and thanks again

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Mercedes G
This little piece is a poem, I love it......

This little piece is a poem, I love it... :D

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Julie R
Just as described and arrived quickly. Tha...

Just as described and arrived quickly.
Thank you!