The Italian Lira was the currency of Italy from 1861 until 2002, when it was replaced by the Euro. The origin of the name ‘lira’ lies in the Roman word ‘libra’, the ancient Roman weight equal to one ‘pound’. The Roman libra was the basis for all monetary dealings in ancient Rome. In Latin, ‘libra’ means ‘balance’, or ‘pair of scales’, similar to the sign of the zodiac and its symbol.
Italian Lire are now obsolete. At Leftover Currency we specialize in the exchange of obsolete currencies, like the Italian Lira. Our online exchange service is quick, easy, secure and free of charge.
To convert your Italian Lire to cash, select the type of Italian Lire you want to exchange: