Papal States 1780 doppia d'oro Fr-246

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21261
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21261 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. 30 Paoli (Doppia d'Oro), 1780. Pius VI (1775-99). NGC MS-63. From a seldom seen type struck in Rome from 1776 to 1785. The fields display a sprinkling of die rust mixed with bright luster and a hint of reddish color adorns the edges. The single finest graded example of the date at NGC. Ex: Christie's auction, November 2011, Lot #588." This type was issued 1776-85 and is not rare in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.469 g, .917 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-246; KM-1032; Berman-2952.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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