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    1902 Vittorio Emanuele III 20 Lire

    One of the Great Italian Rarities

    Kingdom. Vittorio Emanuele III gold 20 Lire 1902-R, KM37.1, Fr-23, Pagani 662 (R3), MS66 NGC. One of the true great rarities of Italian numismatics, this amazing example has a minuscule mintage of only 181 pieces. The strike is bold, and the fields deeply mirrored, with no notable flaws. This is the only piece certified, in any condition, by either NGC or PCGS. This is also the first example of this spectacular issue that we have had the privilege of offering, and we doubt we will see another, especially in this superb condition, for many years to come.



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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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