Papal States (1784) grosso

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1784 grosso rev Tom F.jpg
another specimen, from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
note the difference in the wreath on the reverse

This type is listed in the SCWC for 1784-87, one of the few multiyear types listed therein. The grosso was five baiocchi, while the scudo was one hundred baiocchi. This specimen has a regnal year (X) but no date. It is the last grosso issued in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.34 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-1047, Ber-2969.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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