Naples and Sicily 1831 6 ducati Fr-868

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4585
This specimen was lot 4585 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1500 CHF (about US$1,897 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Napoli/Sicilia Ferdinando II. 1830-1859. 6 Ducati 1831, Napoli. Fast FDC. (Italy, kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Ferdinand II, 1830-59, six ducati of 1831, Naples mint. Choice uncirculated.)"
This type was issued 1831-35 for Ferdinand II. These gold coins were issued intermittently until 1856 and all are scarce. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.57 g, .996 fine gold, .242 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7,56 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-868, Pag. 168, Schl. 402, KM 310 (formerly C155).


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