Naples 1810 12 carlini Dav-166

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1828
from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6835
Naples SB117-6835r.jpg
The first specimen was lot 1828 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 1,500 CHF (about US$1,857 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Neapel - Sizilien Gioacchino Murat, 1808-1813. 12 Carlini 1810. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Joachim Murat, 1808-13, twelve carlini of 1810, nice extremely fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 6835 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[2] noted, "ITALY. Kingdom of Naples. 12 Carlini (Piastra), 1810. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Legend ends with 'SICIL'. Nicely struck with lovely multicolored tone showing hues of blue and red. Ex: Stack's December 9-10, 1992, Lot # 4250." After the collapse of the Parthenopean Republic in 1799, king Ferdinand was restored. French troops returned in 1805 and Napoleon's brother Joseph was installed as king (see Dav-165). In 1808, he was called away to be king of Spain and one of Napoleon's generals, Joachim Murat, assumed the throne. This twelve carlini was issued 1809-10 before the coinage was decimalized 1810-13 (see Dav-167). King Ferdinand was restored in 1815.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.53 g, .833 fine silver, the first specimen 27.54 g.

Catalog reference: Pag 46. KM-250; Gig-2b; Mont-417, Davenport-166.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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