• 5 Centesimi 1861-1867, KM# 3, Italy, Victor Emmanuel II
  • 5 Centesimi 1861-1867, KM# 3, Italy, Victor Emmanuel II
Description

Victor Emmanuel II (Vittorio Emanuele Maria Alberto Eugenio Ferdinando Tommaso; 14 March 1820 – 9 January 1878) was King of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861, when he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century, a title he held until his death in 1878. The Italians gave him the epithet Father of the Fatherland (Italian: Padre della Patria).

Engraver: Giuseppe Ferraris

Obverse

Head of King Victor Emmanuel II left. Below the neck the name of the engraver.

VITTORIO EMANUELE II RE D'ITALIA
FERRARIS

Reverse

Value and date within two branches, one of laurel and the other of oak. Above the Stella d’Italia and below the sign of the mint.

The Stella d’Italia or Stellone d'Italia (Italian: "Star of Italy" or "Great Star of Italy") is the most ancient identity symbol of the Italian land. In modern times it has been associated with the Italia turrita (Towered Italy), the ancient allegorical representation of Italy.

5
CENTESIMI
1861
M

Edge
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 4.87 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.08 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 3.1, KM# 3.2, KM# 3.3
Mints
Bologna Mint (B)
Milan Mint (M)
Naples Mint (N)

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