Papal States (1458-64) ducat Fr-12

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-12 rev Tom F.jpg

Pope Pius II ruled 1458-64. This is the second and more common of the two ducats known from his reign. St. Peter stands in a quatrefoil, a common design for the period.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-12, Ber-362.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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