Papal States 1762 zecchino Fr-237

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31191
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This type was struck 1760-62 for Clement XIII (1758-69) and is among the more common of papal ducats. It is accompanied by a half ducat (Fr-238). The second specimen was lot 31191 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Clement XIII gold Zecchino 1762//IV MS63 NGC, Rome mint. A decidedly choice representation of the type, with extremely lustrous surfaces and a radiating appeal. A few lightly scattered hairlines are evident around Holy Mother Church, but the piece remains worthy of intense focus and an elite bid."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.45 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 999, Fr-237, Ber-2891.


  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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