Lucca (1552) scudo d'oro Fr-490
This specimen was lot 3650 in Goldberg sale 67 (Los Angeles, January 2012), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description noted, "Italian States - Lucca. Scudo d'oro, 1552. Republic, 1369-1799. Crowned arms. Reverse: Bust of Christ. NGC graded AU-55." Lucca, a city state near Tuscany, was an occasional issuer of gold coins of which this is the least rare. These are known with dates.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Catalog reference: Fr-490; CNI-pl.VIII,25.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey, Paul Rynearson and Jason Bradford, Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient & World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2011.