||Emilia. Vittorio Emanuele II Lira 1859-F B, Bologna mint, KM8, Pag-438, AU55 NGC. A rare issue toned in smoky russet with ample remaining luster. The circulation is light and even over the high points although the coloring is a little uneven throughout. These issues of Emilia are considered provisional and were introduced after the election of Vittorio Emanuele as king of all Italy ahead of the unification of the kingdom in 1861.
Realized $822.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.