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Fantasy 20 Lire Coin with the head of Benito Mussolini, dated 1928
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Fantasy 20 Lire Coin with the head of Benito Mussolini, dated 1928
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Circular silver coin; the face with the helmeted head of Benito Mussolini facing left, circumscribed on the left ‘MUSSOLINI’ and dated ‘MCMXXVIII’ (1928); the reverse with a fasces dated MCMXVIII’ (1918) above and ‘MCMXXVIII A. VI’’ (1928) below with the head of a lion facing right, inscribed ‘ITALIA’ above, inscribed ‘MEGLIO VIVERE UN GIORNO DA LEONE CHE CENTO ANNI DA PECORA’ (Better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep), inscribed ‘L.20’ to the left with ‘900’ silver purity mark and ‘405 MI’ lozenge; diameter 35mm (1.38 inches); weight 18 grams.

The official 20 Lire coin of 1928 bore the head of King Vittorio Emanuele III with an identical reverse.

This version was most probably produced in the 1970s.

 
Fantasy 20 Lire Coin with the head of Benito Mussolini, dated 1928
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