||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.
Realized $52,875.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.