20 centi, Italija 1919R
Kataloski broj: ITA/VEIII/CN/0342
20 centesimi, 1919. Vittorio Emanule III
Crowned Savoia Shield between twisted branches of laurel and oak.
Up the motto: REGNO D'ITALIA
Below the initials of the engraver
NOTE: These have to be considered as emergency coins, since they were minted in years when nickel was very precious for military industries. For not to waist the nickel were used the previous 20 centesimi coins (km# 28) withdrawn from circulation as base metal to overstruck these new coins. For this reason many coins have signs of the design of the previous km# 28. The more these signs are clear and well defined the more valued is the coin.
Value and date of coin within an hexagon. The hexagon is surrounded by a laurel wreath.
The mintmark is below the date
Smooth or reeded, the image shows both edge types. Smooth-edged planchets are also slightly thinner.