Papal States 1770 zecchino Fr-240

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3542
This specimen was lot 3542 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$358 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY, Vatican - Church State, Clemens XIV. 1769-1774 Zecchino A II/1770. Selten. Fast sehr schön. Leicht gewellt. (Papal States, Clement XIV, 1769-74, zecchino of 1770, year 2. Rare, About very fine, Slightly wavy planchet.)"
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, this specimen 3.41 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1012, Fr-240, Ber-2928.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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