20 Lire Italian Gold Umberto I Coin

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Characteristics of 20 Lire Gold Umberto I Coin

The 20 Lire Umberto I gold coin was first struck in 1879, shortly after the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. Weighing 6.45 grams with a diameter of 21mm, it contains 900‰ pure gold.

Due to its historical significance, affordable cost, and gold content, the Umberto I 20 Lire gold coin remains an interesting investment for those looking to start saving or investing in gold. It is also highly sought after by numismatics enthusiasts.

Obverse (front) side of the 20 Lire Gold Umberto I Coin

The obverse of the coin features a profile of King Umberto I, with the inscriptions "UMBERTO I", "RE D'ITALIA", and the year of coinage.

Keep an eye out: you should also see the name of the engraver masterfully hidden in the neck-cut.

Reverse (back) side of the 20 Lire Gold Umberto I Coin

The reverse of the coin showcases the Italian coat of arms, featuring the emblem of the House of Savoy and the star of Italy, surrounded by a laurel and oak wreath.

On the left-hand side, you will see the "L" symbolizing Lire, and on the right-hand side, the number "20" representing its face value.

This coin holds significant historical and numismatic value, making it a popular choice for investors and collectors alike.

Handling and protecting your 20 Lire Gold Umberto I Coin

The 20 Lire Umberto I gold coin, containing 900‰ pure gold, is susceptible to scratches and other damage.

To preserve its condition and avoid fingerprints, we recommend using cotton gloves when handling the coin and storing it in a protective case designed for this purpose.

This will help maintain the value and integrity of the coin for investment and numismatic purposes.

Investing in the 20 Lire Gold Umberto I Coin

The 20 Lire Umberto I gold coin is a popular choice among beginner investors looking to enter the gold investment market, thanks to its affordable price and historical significance. This coin allows investors to acquire "a piece of history" while taking their first steps in this asset class.

The coin's worldwide popularity and intrinsic value in gold make it a sound investment choice, with the potential to appreciate in value over time. As a result, the 20 Lire "Umberto I" gold coin is a favored option for both investors and numismatists seeking to diversify their portfolios or add to their collections.

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