Genoa 1616-IZ 2 doppie Fr-418

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3465
This specimen was lot 3465 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Genova, Dogi Biennali, 1528-1797 2 Doppie 1616. Sehr selten. Vorzüglich. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (reupublic of Genoa, biennial doges, 1528-1797, double doppia of 1616. Very rare, Extremely fine, Minor planchet defect.)"
This type was struck 1603-37 but despite the extensive years of issue, this denomination is very rare today. Two doppie equaled four ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 14 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 13.43 g.

Catalog reference: MIR 203/16, Fr-418, KM 28.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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