COIN – Vintage 1903 Italian Irredentism in Switzerland(#117- CC12) - $65

Published 15-02-12


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COIN – Vintage 1903 Italian Irredentism in Switzerland(#117- CC12) - $65
Attention collectors, coin buffs & enthusiasts!!! ....Limited number left...
This is a very rare one-of-a- kind coin in remembrance of the Italian irredentism in Switzerland. One side of the coin has the Swiss army protecting their boarders. The reverse side has an olive branch with names of several cities/counties liberated from irredentism.
IRREDENTISM: One who advocates the recovery of territory culturally or historically related to one's nation but now subject to a foreign government.
This is vintage, rare and unique collectable. A MUST HAVE IN ANY COLLECTION.
In Brief:
Irredentism was a political movement that promoted the unification to Italy of the Italian-speaking areas of Switzerland during the Risorgimento. This was a political and social movement that gathered different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century. In southern Switzerland those ideals were minimally followed until the creation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 and up to World War I. The last area did not join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I.
* Year: 1903
* Alloy - Material: Copper or bronze
* Coin Grade: Excellent
* Size: 1 ¼” across
* Thickness: 1/8”
* Weight: 17g
* In Circulation: very few – could not find any on the web

Obverse (front):
• Swiss army protecting their boarders. With “LIBERI E SVIZZERI” written on top
Reverse (back):
• Olive branch halfway across the coin with the following writings:
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