Papal States 1775 zecchino Fr-243

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lor 1173
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1173 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Zecchino, 1775. Pius VI (1775-99). NGC MS-65. Lovely strike with attractive luster." This type of 1775-76 is rare, like the rest of Papal ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-243; KM-1029; Ber-2954.

Source:

  • 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, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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