Naples and Sicily 1816 8 tornesi
This specimen was lot 1318 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "NAPLES: Ferdinand IV, 1815-1816, AE 8 tornesi, 1816, partial original red luster and rare in mint state! PCGS graded MS62 BR. Ferdinand was restored for a second time following the Austrian victory at the Battle of Tolentino, 3 March 1815, over rival monarch King Joachim I. On 8 March 1816 he merged the thrones of Sicily and Naples into the throne of the Two Sicilies." This one year type is expensive. The subsequent issue (KM 273) had a different obverse legend.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 24.95 g, copper, 35 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-272, Cr-115.
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- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.