Lucca 1834 lira
"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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.