Papal States (1817) doppia

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25185
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-248 rev Tom Fi.jpg

The first specimen was lot 25185 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Pius VII gold Doppia 1817-R Anno XVIII, MS63 NGC, well-struck with full mint luster, tiny natural flan flaw near the rim." A doppia may originally have been a double ducat but by this period was substantially lighter. The SCWC lists this type for 1815, 1817 and 1823. The last doppia was struck in 1834.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.46 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 1076, Fr-248, Ber-3217.


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