Papal States 1758 1/2 baiocco

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1758 mezzo baioccho rev Tom F.jpg

This type is listed for 1758 only and was struck in Rome. More mezzi baiocchi were struck 1758-59 (KM 1183.1), then no more were made until 1783. The early coinage of the Papal States used an antique monetary system. After 1740, five quattrini = one baiocco; 100 baiocchi = one scudo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.3 g, copper.

Catalog reference: KM 1183.2, Ber-2913.

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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