Papal States 1795 2 carlini

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-1215 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was issued 1777-96 for Pius VI (1774-99) from the Rome mint. 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). Two carlini = half testone = fifteen baiocchi.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.6 g, .917 fine silver (actual weight varies, 4.24-5.65 g).

Catalog reference: KM 1215, Ber-2977.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.

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