Papal States 1772 zecchino Fr-240

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7263
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-240 rev Tom F.jpg

The first specimen was lot 7263 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $920. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Zecchino, 1772/III. Clement XIV (1769-74). CHOICE EXTREMELY FINE." This type is recorded for 1769-73 and is also known as a ducat.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.45 g, .998 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-240; KM 1012, 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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