Naples and Sicily 1776-BP CCC 6 ducati

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4397
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4397 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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