ITALY. 100 Lire, 1872-R. Rome Mint. Vittorio Emanuele II. NGC MS-64 Prooflike. Fr-9; KM-19.2; Gig-2; Mont-127. Mintage: 661. One of the key dates of modern Italian coinage, this example offers a marvelous example. Fully struck and lustrous, this piece radiates light in cartwheel fashion that pleases the eye. The fields give a mirror-like appearance with devices being coated in light frosting making the piece well deserving of the designation prooflike. Only light wispy lines are present on the surfaces, but are inconsequential and do not detract from this example as it is tied for the finest graded by NGC and PCGS with one other example certified by both for a total of 3 pieces.