Naples and Sicily 1818 3 ducati Fr-857

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Sincona sale 54, lot 653
This specimen was lot 653 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$417 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinando IV. (I.), 1759-1825. 3 Ducati 1818, Napoli. Sehr schön. Kleine Kratzer. (kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand IV (I), 1759-1825, three ducati of 1818, Naples mint. Very fine, Small scratches.)"
This one year type is the most common three ducati of those struck in the nineteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.79 g, .996 fine gold, this specimen 3.78 g.

Catalog reference: KM 286 (formerly C127), Mont. 553. Pagani 80. Fr-857.


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