Special Edition Italian Caravelle Lire Coin Pendant, a Love Note
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In honor of offering our 1000th jewelry item since our company started in 2016, we are proud to offer this one-of-a-kind Silver 500 Lire Coin Pendant. We have been saving this product for this very special occasion, but it is first come, first serve so I hope you are able to be one of the lucky ones to pick it up!
The story goes that this coin is the ultimate love note. The artwork on this coin was done by Pietro Giampaoli, the master engraver of the mint. Pietro was married to a beautiful woman named Letizia Savonitto. When Pietro was commissioned to create a special coin with a beautiful woman on the front to represent Italy, he could think of no one more beautiful than his wife. He created this coin with her representing the country he loved and presented it to her for their 10th Anniversary. It is a love note to her that would last throughout all time.
This 500 Lire coin is one of the highly collectible Lire. It was only minted for circulation for 10 years, from 1958 to 1967. After that only a handful were struck for collectors by the mint. It is a true piece of Italian history. This is one of the largest Lire coins made. The front has a beautiful woman in Renaissance attire representing Italy. She is bordered by 19 crowns, representing the regional capital cities of Italy in 1958. The obverse of the coin depicts Christopher Columbus's three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, and is bordered by "REPVBBLICA ITALIANA.
This special genuine coin pendant will come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This coin is 835 silver which is 83.5% pure silver
Yellow, White, Rose
18K or Rhodium over Sterling Silver
Measures 1-1/4" in diameter
Chain measures 18" with a 2" extender
Lobster Claw Clasp
Made in Italy
Returnable within 30 days of purchase. Have questions? Read our return guidelines.