Papal States 1769 zecchino Fr-240
This specimen was lot 24310 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Clement XIV gold Zecchino 1769 Year I, MS63 NGC, a choice lustrous coin with very sharp design features. Highly elusive in this superior quality." This type is recorded for 1769-73 and is also known as a ducat. A "sede vacante" issue is also known for 1769.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.45 g, .998 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 1012, Fr-240, Ber-2928.
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