Naples and Sicily 1716 carlino
This specimen was lot 6834 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Naples. Carlino, 1716. Charles VI of Austria (1711-34). PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Nicely struck with attractive multicolored tone. Ex: Stack's December 9-10, 1992, Lot # 4207." The SCWC notes that 12 carlini = 6 tari = 1 piastra, where a piastra is roughly equal to a peso. Charles II, the last Hapsburg king of Spain, was also king of Naples and Sicily. After his death the area passed out of the hands of the Spanish crown, only to be reconquered by them in the 1730's. Philip V of Spain was able to strike a few coins in his name early in his reign but he was forced to surrender all his Italian claims by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1715.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.29 g, .833 fine silver, .061 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: MIR-327. KM unlisted.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.