Papal States 1778 20 bolognini

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-276 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was issued 1778-80 for Pius VI (1774-99) from the Bologna mint. At Bologna, 80 bolognini = one scudo instead of one hundred baiocchi as in Rome. Therefore twenty bolognini = twenty-five baiocchi = quarter scudo. This type is not listed as expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.28 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 276, Ber-3052.

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.

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