Naples and Sicily 1856 120 grana Dav-175

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4586
This specimen was lot 4586 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Napoli/Sicilia Ferdinando II. 1830-1859. 120 Grana 1856. Prachtexemplar. Fast FDC. (Italy, kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Ferdinand II, 1830-59, 120 grana of 1856, proof.)"
This type was issued 1851-59 for Ferdinand II. These large silver coins are priced fairly low in the SCWC but do not turn up often. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.53 g, .833 fine silver, .737 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27,57 g.

Catalog reference: Pag. 222. Dav-175, KM C153c.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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