Papal States 1795 2 carlini
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.
- 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.