Lucca 1834 lira

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1458
This specimen was lot 1458 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 725 CHF (about US$1,095 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Lucca Carlo Lodovico di Borbone 1824-1847. Lira 1834. FDC. (Italy, principality of Lucca, Charles Louis of Bourbon, 1824-47, lira of 1834, uncirculated.)"
This type is listed for 1834-38. These obscure little Italian states coins don't catalog for much but are very difficult to find. This specimen brought four times the catalog value. Charles Louis, king of Etruria as a child, ruled this tiny state as an adult.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 4.72 g, .666 fine silver; this specimen is 4,81 g.

Catalog reference: Pag. 263, KM C40, Mont. 447.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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