Papal States 1774 zecchino Fr-242

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-242 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was issued 1774 only after the death of Clement XIV (1769-74) and prior to the election of Pius VI (1774-99). It is scarce, verging on rare. Unfortunately, this specimen has had a mount crudely torn off, leaving a conspicuous mark.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-242; KM 1024, Ber-2945.


  • 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.

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