Papal States 1759 1/2 baiocco

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1759 mezzo baioccho rev Tom F.jpg

This type is listed for 1759 only and was struck in Rome. No more were made in Rome 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 1188, 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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