Papal States 1794 carlino

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States 1794 carlino rev Tom F.jpg

This type was issued 1777, 1780 and 1792-96 for Pius VI (1774-99) from the Rome mint and was one quarter of a testone or 7½ baiocchi. It is the last issue of this denomination and does not fit the quasidecimal system adopted in 1740 (ten baiocchi = one giulio, ten giulio = one scudo).

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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