Papal States (1471-84) grosso Ber-452

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 34103
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This specimen was lot 34103 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Sixtus IV Grosso ND (1471-84) XF45 PCGS, Rome mint. Saints Peter and Paul are standing on obverse, reverse displays Papal arms." After 1740, a grosso was 1/20 of a scudo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.78 g, .927 fine silver[2].

Catalog reference: Biaggi-2212, Berman-452.


  • [2]Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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