Papal States 1692 doppia Fr-178

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Sincona sale 46, lot 634
This specimen was lot 634 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 3,600 CHF (about US$4,320 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN, Vatikan - Kirchenstaat, Innozenz XII. 1691-1700. Doppia 1692, Rom. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. Henkelspur und Felder bearbeitet. (Papal States, Innocent XII, 1691-1700, doppia of 1692, Rome mint. Very rare, Very fine, Mount mark and fields tooled.)"
The scudo d'oro of Rome was 3.36 g, .917 fine gold, making the doppia 6.72 g. Berman mentions two closely related issues: Ber-2214 has sword to right, Ber-2215 has sword to left. Both are very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.58 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.49 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-178: Berman 2215.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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