Papal States 1721 1/2 grosso

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1721 mezzo grosso rev Tom F.jpg

This mezzo grosso was struck during the reign of Innocent XIII (1721-24) to honor the Lateran basilica. Another, undated mezzo grosso was issued in 1721-24 (KM-777). The mezzo grosso was 2½ baiocchi or one fortieth of a scudo. Many varieties were issued in the 1720's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.75 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-776, Ber-2528.


  • 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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