Papal States 1816-B 2 giulio

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-1816 rev Tom F.jpg

Coinage of the Papal States remains popular today for, besides the strong associations for Catholics, this period saw a string of commemorative issues featuring wonderfully vivid portraits of the various men who occupied the throne of St. Peter. The scudo superseded the piastra after 1740. This type is noted for 1816-18 (Bologna) and is rather scarce. This denomination, equal to one fifth of a scudo, was last coined in 1823 and was superseded by the twenty baiocchi (KM-1317) after 1834.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.28 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-1816, Ber-3229.

Source:

  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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