Obverse Design: Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele I. Reverse Design: Crowned arms with inscription. Grading Opinion: An beautiful Extra Fine ++ coin.Additional Comments: Very Scarce Italian gold coin. Exceptional condition for this early type. Victor Emmanuel was the second son of King Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia and Maria Antonietta of Spain, daughter of King Philip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese. Victor Emmanuel was known from birth as the Duke of Aosta.
From 1792 to 1796, Aosta's father had taken an active part in the struggle of the old powers against the French Revolutionary forces, but were defeated and forced to make peace. The old king died shortly thereafter; and, in December 1798, his eldest son and successor, Charles Emmanuel IV, was faced with a French occupation and, eventually, annexation, of his mainland territories.
We are authorized ANA member (#3157070). Israeli citizens must add 1. The item "1818 GOLD 20 LIRE ITALY SARDINIA, VERY SCARCE EARLY TYPE" is in sale since Tuesday, July 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold". The seller is "globecoin" and is located in Givatayim.This item can be shipped worldwide.