Papal States 1625 scudo d'oro Fr-115

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 3731
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3731 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italian States - Papal/Roman States. Scudo d'oro, 1625. Urban VIII, 1623-1644. Bust right. Reverse: The Holy Door. Holy Year issue. NGC graded EF-40." This issue is one of three minted in 1625; the other two are merely listed as "rare." Called a scudo d'oro, it matches the gold ducat in size and weight.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-115; CNI-135; Munt-8; Berman-1697; KM-148.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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