Naples and Sicily 1851 6 ducati Fr-868
This specimen was lot 25179 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description noted, "Naples. Ferdinando II gold 6 Ducati 1851, MS61 NGC, lustrous surfaces with moderate handling in the fields, very scarce type." This type was issued 1831-56 in various subtypes for Francis II. All are scarce. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.57 g, .996 fine gold, .242 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 354, Fr-868.
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