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popular coins:
2007 Italy 10 Euro CentBrass4.0999g
2005 Italy 2 EuroBi-Metallic8.5g
2002 Italy 2 EuroBi-Metallic8.5g
2002 Italy EuroBi-Metallic7.5g
2002 Italy 50 Euro CentBrass7.8099g

Roman gold coins (solids) were used in Italy until the 780’s. These coins that were minted from 309 were named nomizms in Greece and byzantines in Europe. After solids it started to be used denarius, it was after the reform of the Emperor Charlemagne. Lira was the unit of account and was equally 240 denarius or 20 solids. But lira wasn’t real coin; it was only name of quantity of other Italian coins. The name of it “unreal” coin is from Latin word “libra” signifying “pound”. 

In 1807 lira became to be used as Italian’s own currency and in 1814, when the country has divided into small ones, life of lyra as Italian’s own currency was ended. 

Caulking of unified coin for all Italy started in 1861, and it was produced the first Italian silver lira costs of 1, 2, 5 liras and gold one – 10 and 20, and small copper centesimo. In the time of the World War II liras were produced from stainless steel. Production of centesimo was stopped after the World War II because of high inflation, and 1 lira became the smallest Italian coin. 

In 1999 Italy switched to the common European currency (euro), and from 2003 those Italian coins are valid.