Emilia 1826 (1860) 5 centesimi
This specimen was part of lot 10812 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $734. The catalog description noted, "MIXED LOTS. Lot of (4) Minors, 1859-65. 4 pieces in lot, all NGC graded. Includes: Azores 10 and 20 Reis, 1865; Italy Emilia 5 Centesimi, 1826 (1860); and Italy Naples & Sicily 10 Tornesi, 1859. High grades are the rule here, with the first two coins grading MS-64 RD. The remaining coins grade MS-64 RB and MS-63 RB respectively. From the Demarete Collection." This was a provisional issue from Bologna while the kingdom of Italy was being organized in 1859-60. It was accompanied by copper one and three centesimi, all struck with dies originally used to strike Sardinian coins of 1826. They may be distinguished from the original issue by the absence of a mintmark.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Catalog reference: KM 3 (listed under Italan States, Emilia).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.