Why order this Italy (1139-1339) Genoa Republic Silver Denaro?
Collectors of Genoese heritage and/or an interest in the history of the region will love this Silver Genoa Republic Denaro. It weighs approximately .73g and measures 16mm in diameter. The coin has a fascinating history. It was first minted to pay the troops who were participating in the Crusades, but they eventually became common currency. They were minted for nearly two full centuries and were widely accepted not only in Genoa but also throughout the region. Genoa’s reach during the time period was considerable, which makes this piece even more historically significant.
Distinctive Genoese design
On the obverse of this Denaro is a Jerusalem Cross, which, appropriately for the time period, was also referred to as the Crusader Cross. The reverse image is a castle with a cross set above it.
Well preserved Very Fine 35
This coin received a grade of Very Fine 35 from the team at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). NGC gives that grade to coins that have complete details but have wear on all of the high points.
You will receive your coin housed in one of our story vault holders.