Italy, 1 Lire 1940 Extremely Fine
It happened in 1940 that Mussolini declared war on Great Britain; he sided with Hitler and
the Japanese and decided he was going to win and take us over. We guess he didn’t win. On
this large nickel coin you have the head of Victor Emanuele III and on the other side you have
an eagle with his wings full spread and an axe behind him.
You just don’t get many coins from Italy issued during World War II, especially from the
year they declared war on us. We shan’t make jokes about the Italian armed forces, after all a lot
of people died in the battles with them.
The coin is large and in Extremely Fine condition and we think it was a fantastic find. We are
going to use them in our World War II Remembered Collection that will be coming out later
this year. This coin is too important to wait for it, you can own it now.