Naples and Sicily 1776-BP CCC 6 ducati
This specimen was lot 4397 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Italian States - Naples. 6 Ducati, 1776-BP. Ferdinando IV. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned arms within sprays. Popular date for collectors. NGC graded EF-40." This type was issued 1768-81 for Ferdinand IV, younger brother of Charles IV of Spain.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 8.79 g, .906 fine gold, .256 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-849; KM-C76.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.