Naples and Sicily 1818 10 grana

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This was the first issue of the restored Bourbon ruler who had taken refuge in Sicily during the Napoleonic invasions. It is a one year type and is rather scarce. We are tempted to include it in our set of silver dimes of the world but it is one-twelfth of a piastra, not one tenth. It was commonly called a "carlino". The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.29 g, .833 fine silver, .061 troy oz ASW, 18.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 282 (formerly C124), Mont-600 (dot after date).

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Fabrizi, Davide, Monete Italiane Regionale: Napoli, Pavia: Edizioni Numismatica Varesi, 2010.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.

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