1931-R Vittorio Emanuele III 100 Lire NGC MS62

Victor Emmanuel III (Italian: Vittorio Emanuele III, 11 November 1869 – 28 December 1947) was the King of Italy from 29 July 1900 until his abdication on 9 May 1946. In addition, he claimed the thrones of Ethiopia and Albania as Emperor of Ethiopia (1936–41) and King of the Albanians (1939–43), claims not recognized by the other great powers. During his long reign (nearly 46 years), which began after the assassination of his father Umberto I, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two World Wars. His reign also encompassed the birth, rise, and fall of Italian Fascism under Mussolini. 

These coins were issued on behalf Banca Commerciale Italiana and shipped to South America. The IX (Roman numerals) below the date indicates that this coin was issued in the ninth year of the Fascist Regime.

  • Contains .2546 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Limited Mintage of only 34,000 pieces.
  • Minted at the Rome Mint.
  • On the obverse is the Bust of King Vittorio Emanuele III facing left. Below are the Savoy Knot and the names of the author (Romagnoli) and the engraver (Motti).
  • On the reverse is Italy as a woman with a torch on her left hand and an olive branch in the other, standing tall on a bow of a ship adorned with fasces. On the right the value and the date, together with the year of the Fascist regime.