Naples and Sicily 1853 2 tornesi

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Goldberg sale 109, lot 2688
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This specimen was lot 2688 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $108. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italian States: Naples. 2 Tornesi, 1853. Ferdinando II. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown." This type was struck 1838-59. The coin was worth 1/120 of a piastra.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 6.24 g, copper, 24.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Gig-257, KM-327; Pagani-407.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Fabrizi, Davide, Monete Italiane Regionale: Napoli, Pavia: Edizioni Numismatica Varesi, 2010.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.

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