Papal States 1753 1/2 zecchino Fr-232

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-232 rev Tom Fi.jpg

This type was struck 1741-56 for Benedict XIV and is among the more common of papal half ducats. It is accompanied by a full ducat (Fr-231).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.72 g, .986 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 933, Fr-232, Ber-2733.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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