Naples and Sicily 1799-PM AP 120 grana Dav-1409

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From Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6841
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6841 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Naples & Sicily. Piastre of 120 Grana, 1799-P MAP. Ferdinand IV of Bourbon (1759-1816). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Mottled multicolored tone. Ex: Stack's December 9-10, 1992, Lot # 4240." This type was struck 1795-1800; 1799 is a better date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.26 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-C66b; Gig-63; Mont-338, Dav-1409.


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