Naples and Sicily 1850 30 ducati Fr-866

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3475
This specimen was lot 3475 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 3,800 CHF (about US$4,535 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Naples/Sicily, Ferdinando II. 1830-1859 30 Ducati 1850. Neapel. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Kratzer und Randfehler. NGC AU Details. (kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand II, 1830-59, thirty ducati of 1850, Naples mint. About extremely fine, Small scratches and edge nicks.)"
This type was issued 1844-54 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.

Catalog reference: Mont-684, MIR 487. Pag. 141. Fr-866, KM C157.


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