Milan 1777 1/2 soldo
This specimen was lot 4849 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $184 including buyer's fees. The catalog description noted, "Italian States - Milan. ½ Soldo, 1777. Copper. Maria Theresa. Trace of mint red. NGC graded MS-61 Brown." This type was struck 1776-79 and is priced fairly low in the SCWC but it is likely scarcer than it appears, especially in nice condition. Half a soldo was one fortieth of a lira.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.66-4.13 g, copper, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-184.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.