Naples and Sicily 1818 10 grana
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).
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