Papal States 1725 1/2 grosso

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1725 mezzo grosso rev Tom F.jpg

This mezzo grosso was struck during the reign of Benedict XIII (1724-30) to honor the Holy Year of 1725. It bears regnal year "A. II" in addition to the date. The mezzo grosso was 2½ baiocchi or one fortieth of a scudo. Many varieties were issued in the 1720's.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 0.67 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM 805, Ber-2575.

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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