Papal States 1740 1/2 zecchino Fr-232

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30800
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30800 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Benedetto (Benedict) XIV gold 1/2 Zecchino 1740, Rome mint, MS62 NGC. A very interesting depiction on the obverse of the Church seated on a cloud. Although a more common type, this example is in better condition than most." This type is listed for 1740-56.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.72 g, .998 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 933, Fr-232, Berman-2732.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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