Naples and Sicily (1546-48) scudo d'oro Fr-835
This specimen was lot 31086 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description noted, "Naples. Charles V gold Scudo ND (1546-1548) MS61 NGC, Naples mint, Girolamo Albertino as mintmaster. Lightly toned and lustrous, this piece is well-struck and quite appealing in hand despite the smallish flan. It is very slightly wavy, but is of good metal without cracks or annealing flaws." This type was struck for Charles V of Spain and Austria. The Spanish ruled Naples until the death of the last Hapsburg in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: gold, probably 3.35 g, .917 fine.
Catalog reference: Fr-835, MIR-132/1.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.