Papal States 1758 1/2 scudo

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-1186 rev Tom F.jpg

This sede vacante type was issued 1758 only after the death of Benedict XIV (1740-58) and prior to the election of Clement XIII (1758-69). This type is scarce, verging on rare, and this specimen would be quite expensive were it not for the hole.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.21 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 1186, Ber-2886.


  • 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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