1859, Naples & Sicily, Francesco II. Large Dollar-Sized Copper 10 Tornesi Coin.
Denominations: 10 Tornesi
Reference: CNI 5, KM-159. R!
Mint Year: 1859 (1-year type!)
Obverse: Head of Francesco II as King of the Two Sicilies left.
Legend: FRANCISCVS II . D . G . REGNI . VTR . SIC . ET . HIER . REX *
Reverse: Large royal lis symbol above denomination (TORNESI) and value (10). Date (1859) below.
Authenticitcy unconditionally guaranteed.
Francis II (Italian: Francesco II, christened Francesco d’Assisi Maria Leopoldo, 16 January 1836 – 27 December 1894), was King of the Two Sicilies from 1859 to 1861. He was the last King of the Two Sicilies, as successive invasions by Giuseppe Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia ultimately brought an end to his rule, and marked the first major event of Italian unification. After he was deposed, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Kingdom of Sardinia were merged into the newly formed Kingdom of Italy.