Papal States 1784 doppia d'oro Fr-246

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from Jean Elsen sale 132, lot 658
This specimen was lot 658 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €480 (about US$608 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Pie VI (1775-1799), (Giovanni Angelo Braschi), AV doppia romana (30 paoli), 1784, Rome. D/ FLORET IN DOMO DOMINI Plant de lis. R/ APOSTOLOR PRINCEPS Saint Pierre trônant de f. sur une nuée. Beau à Très Beau. (Italy, Pontifical State, Pius VI (1775-99), gold doppia romana of thirty paoli, 1784, Rome mint. Obverse: lily plant; reverse: St. Peter enthroned on a cloud. Fine to very fine.)"
This type was

issued 1776-85 and is not rare in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.469 g, .917 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 5,39 g.

Catalog reference: Munt. 3g; KM 1032, Fr-246, Berman 2952.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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