Papal States 1780 carlino

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-1212 rev Tom F.jpg

The carlino was one fourth of a testone or seven and a half baiocchi. It did not fit in the decimal reform of 1740 but was likely struck anyway out of tradition. This type, issued for Pius VI (1775-99), is known for 1777-96.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.3 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 1212.1, Ber-2982.

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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