Naples and Sicily 1626-MCC scudo d'oro Fr-840
This specimen was lot 1285 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,291.25. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Naples & Sicily. Scudo d'Oro, 1626-MCC. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Philip IV of Spain (1621-65)." This type was struck for Philip IV of Spain 1622-29. The Spanish ruled Naples until the death of the last Hapsburg in 1700.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-840; Varesi-237/4; Nomisma-33g; KM-42.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.