Papal States (1559-65) scudo d'oro Fr-348

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-348 rev Tom F.jpg

The Bologna mint began issuing gold for the popes during the reign of Urban VI (1378-89) and continued until Pius VI (1774-99). This scudo d'oro of Pius IV (1559-65) is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.36 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-348, Ber-1074.


  • 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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