Papal States 1758 scudo Dav-1462

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Aureo sale 261, lot 789
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-1462 rev Tom F.jpg
another specimen, from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-1462 rev Tom Fi.jpg
The first specimen was lot 789 in Aureo sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1758. Vaticano. Sede vacante. 1 escudo. Punzonada en anverso. Rara. (EBC+). (Papal States, escudo of 1758, vacant seat. Punch mark on obverse, rare, choice extremely fine.)"
Coinage of the Papal States remains popular today for, besides the strong associations for Catholics, this period saw a string of commemorative issues featuring wonderfully vivid portraits of the various men who occupied the throne of St. Peter. The scudo superseded the piastra after 1740. This sede vacante type is noted for 1758 and is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.42 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1462; KM-1187, Ber-2885.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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