1937, Kingdom of Italy, Victor Emanuel III. Silver 5 Lire Coin. Low mintage!
Mint Place: Rome Denomination: 5 Lire Mint Year: 1937 (XV) Mintage: 100,000 pcs. Condition: Lightly cleaned, otherwise XF! Reference: KM-79 ($105 in VF / $150 in XF!) Material: Silver (.835) Diameter: 23mm Weight: 5gm
Obverse: Bare bust of Victor Emanuel III left. D Legend: VITT . EM . III - RE . E . IMP .
Reverse: Allegoric togate female figure (Italia as mother) suckling infant, flanked by two male children, crowned italian arms and fasces. Value (L.5) below. Comment: Date (1937), regnal year (XV) and mint initial (R) in fields.
Victor Emmanuel III (11 November 1869 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 28 December 1947) was a member of the House of Savoy and King of Italy (29 July 1900 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 9 May 1946). In addition, he claimed the crowns of Ethiopia and Albania and claimed the titles Emperor of Ethiopia (1936Ã¢â‚¬â€œ41) and King of Albania (1939Ã¢â‚¬â€œ43) which were unrecognised by the great powers in 1937 and 1939, respectively. During his long reign, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two World Wars. His reign also encompassed the birth, rise and fall of Italian Fascism.