Livorno 1708 tollero Dav-1500

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 20496
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 20496 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $920. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Tuscany. Tollero, 1708. Cosimo III (1670-1723). Livorno (Leghorn). Toned. NGC EF-45." This type was struck by the Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany for Livorno 1707-23. The Italian word tollero may be translated into the German word thaler or the English word dollar.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, 27 g.

Catalog reference: Davenport 1500, KM 35 (listed under Livorno, not Tuscany).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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