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Lira
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Vittorio Emanuele II: 1 Italian lira 1863

Lira is the name of the monetary unit of a number of countries, as well as the former currency of Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City. 1 lira 1863 front File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1 lira Italian coin (1863) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Victor Emmanuel II (Italian: Vittorio Emanuele II; March 14, 1820 – January 9, 1878) was the King of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia from 1849–1861. ... A currency is a unit of exchange, facilitating the transfer of goods and services. ...


The term originates from the value of a Troy pound weight (Latin libra) of high purity silver, and as such is a direct cognate of the British pound sterling; in some countries, such as Cyprus, the words lira and pound are used as equivalents. L, sometimes in a double-crossed script form () or less often single-crossed (£), is usually used as the symbol. The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The pound, a unit of currency, originated (at least in Britain) as the value of a pound mass of silver. ... The Pound sign (£) is the symbol for Pound sterling, the currency of the United Kingdom, and some other currencies of the same name in other countries. ...

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Former currencies

The lira (plural lire) was the currency of Italy between 1861 and 2002. ... The San Marinese lira (plural lire) was the official unit of San Marino. ... The Vatican lira (plural lire) was the official unit of the Vatican City State. ...

Current uses

Turkey

The Turkish Lira was introduced in the mid 1870s. The New Turkish Lira, equivalent to 1,000,000 old lira, is the current currency of Turkey, issued on January 1, 2005. The Turkish lira was the currency of Turkey until 2005. ... TRY banknotes and coins The new Turkish lira is the current currency of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Malta

The Maltese Lira, known in the Maltese language as the Lira Maltija, is the currency of Malta. It is sometimes referred to as a pound. The Maltese lira, known in the Maltese language as the Lira Maltija, is the currency of Malta. ... Maltese is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ...


Cyprus

The Cyprus pound is called "lira" in local languages. The Cyprus Pound, also known unofficially as the Cyprus Lira (from Greek Λίρα, pl. ...


Lebanon

The Lebanese pound is called "lira" in local languages. The Lebanese pound (Arabic lira, French livre, ISO 4217: LBP) is the currency unit of Lebanon. ...


See also

The pound, a unit of currency, originated (at least in Britain) as the value of a pound mass of silver. ...

External link

  • Overview of Italian lira from the BBC


Pre-euro and other EU currencies EU Flag
Eurozone Austrian Schilling | Belgian franc | Dutch gulden | Finnish mark | French franc | German Mark | Greek drachma | Irish pound | Italian lira | Luxembourgish franc | Monegasque franc | Portuguese escudo | San Marinese lira | Spanish peseta | Vatican lira
ERM II Cypriot pound | Danish krone | Estonian kroon | Latvian lats | Lithuanian litas | Maltese lira | Slovak koruna | Slovenian tolar
Other EU British pound | Czech koruna | Gibraltar pound | Hungarian forint | Polish złoty | Swedish krona
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