Ligurian Republic 1798 96 lire

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1528
This specimen was lot 1528 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 2,400 CHF (about US$2,878 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Repubblica Liguria, 1798-1805 96 Lire ANNO 1/1798. Genova. Fast vorzüglich. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (Ligurian republic, 1798-1805, 96 lire of 1798, About extremely fine, Minor planchet defect.)"
This rare type is listed for 1798 and 1801-05. Genoa was occupied by Napoleon in 1798 and made into the puppet Ligurian Republic. Genoa never recovered her independence; in 1815 it was annexed by the kingdom of Sardinia and is now part of Italy. Most of the issues of the Ligurian Republic are rare to very rare. This specimen sold cheap.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25.21 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 25.20 g.

Catalog reference: MIR 375/1, Schl. 344, Fr-448, KM 270, Mont-63, Gig-1.


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  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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