Gubbio 1726 baiocco KM-111

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1726G baiocco rev Tom F.jpg

This baiocco was struck 1726-30 at Gubbio during the reign of Benedict XIII (1724-30). A rare variety exists (KM 112) where the dog in the papal arms faces the wrong direction. The baiocco was one hundredth of a scudo. This is among the first baiocchi issued in the Papal States; the Rome mint would not begin production until 1740.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 10.6 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 111, Ber-2588.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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