Papal States 1786 zecchino Fr-393

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Fr-393 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was issued 1778-87 for Pius VI (1774-99). After striking zecchini fairly steadily 1738-84, the denomination was suddenly dropped in favor of a series of mezze doppie (Fr-247), doppie (Fr-246) and due doppie (Fr-245). This branch mint zecchino is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.45 g, .996 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-393, Ber-3029.


  • 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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