20 Lira San Marino Silver

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Denomination:
20 Lira    (aboutLira)
Metal:
State:
San Marino             
Issue year(s):
1931-1938

1932, San Marino (Republic). Beautiful Silver 20 Lire Coin.

Reference: KM-11.

Denomination: 20 Lire
Mint Place: Rome (Italy)

Weight: 14.97gm
Diameter: 36mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Saint Marinus, right hand in blessing gesture, left hand holding simplified model of Monte Titano as Fortress.
Legend: SALVAM . FAC . REMPVBLICAM . TVAM * 1932 *

Reverse: Crown above three plums above castle wall and denomination (L.20). Privy mark ® of Rome and fasces below.
Legend: RAPVBLICA . (crown) . DI . S . MARINO

Saint Marinus was the founder of the world’s oldest surviving republic, San Marino, in 301. Tradition holds that he was a stonemason by trade who came from the island of Rab on the other side of the Adriatic Sea (modern Croatia), fleeing persecution for his Christian beliefs in the Diocletianic Persecution. He became a Deacon, and was ordained by St. Gaudentius, Bishop of Rimini, until he was accused by an insane woman of being her estranged husband, when he fled to Monte Titano to live as a hermit. His memorial day is September 3, commemorating the day of the year when he founded San Marino, which is also San Marino’s national holiday. According to legend, he died in the Winter of 366 and his last words were: "Relinquo vos liberos ab utroque homine." ("I leave you free from both men"). This somewhat mysterious phrase is most likely to refer to the two "men" from whose oppressive power Saint Marinus had decided to separate himself, becoming a hermit on Mount Titano: respectively the Emperor and the Pope. This affirmation of freedom (first and foremost fiscal franchise) from both the State and the Church, however legendary, has always been the inspiration of the tiny republic.

The Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino) is a country situated in the Apennine Mountains. It is a landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over 60 km2 with an estimated population of almost 30,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino. One of the European microstates along with Liechtenstein, the Vatican, Monaco, Andorra, and Malta, San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe. The constitution of San Marino, enacted in 1600, is the world’s oldest constitution still in effect.

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1936,SAN MARINO. 20 Lire, 1936-R. ANACS MS Details-60 --Cleaned.KM-11; Gig-6; Mont-25. Mintage of only 5,000 pieces. Light hairlines from being cleaned long ago.

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CoinWorldTV 1932, San Marino (Republic). Beautiful Silver 20 Lire Coin. XF- A charming example with a mintage of only 10,000 pcs! Mint Year: 1932Reference: KM-11. Mintage: 10,000 pcs. Denomination: 20 Lire Mint Place: Rome (Italy) Condition: Tiny mounting mark (where a suspen ...

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San Marino. Platinum 20 Lire, 1938-R. As Dav-303; As KM-11a. 40.3 grams. Saint holding castles. Reverse Crown above three feathers and value. Only 5 pieces struck sometime in the 1950's, as per Metcalf. All order for him. Very Rare. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000 ...

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DEUTSCHLAND Bundesrepublik Deutschland Fehlprägungen 1 Euro-Cent o. J. (2002-). Mehrfache Zweifachprägung. 2.29 g. Sehr selten. FDC.

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FRANKREICH Königreich 5. Republik, 1959-. 10 Euro-Cent 1999. Erstprägung mit feinem Riffelrand. Offiziell in der Münzstätte entwertet. 4.08 g. Sehr selten. FDC.

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