Malta 1756 10 scudi Fr-36

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31136
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This specimen was lot 31136 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Emmanuel Pinto gold 10 Scudi 1756 AU55 NGC. Sharply detailed and rare at this grade level, featuring the image of John the Baptist atop warm, lustrous surfaces and fuchsia color that dots the peripheral elements. From the Ohio Valley Collection." This type was struck 1763 only and is rare. It is the first in a series of related ten scudi issued 1756 and 1761-63. The Maltese used currency derived from their neighbors the Sicilians; 20 grani = 1 tari, 12 tari = 1 scudo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8 g, .840 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-36; KM 255.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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