Naples and Sicily 1833 30 ducati Fr-866

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3474
This specimen was lot 3474 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,819 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Naples/Sicily, Ferdinando II. 1830-1859 30 Ducati 1833. Neapel. Gutes sehr schön. Randfehler. (kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand II, 1830-59, thirty ducati of 1833, Naples mint, Good very fine, Edge nick.)"
This type was issued 1831-35 for Ferdinand II. These large gold coins were issued intermittently until 1856 and all are rare. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 37.87 g, .996 fine gold, 1.212 troy oz AGW, 35.5 mm diameter, this specimen 37.83 g.

Catalog reference: Mont-674, MIR 484/1. Pag. 131. Fr-866, KM C157.


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