Papal States 1830-B scudo Dav-190

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24316
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-190 rev Tom F.jpg

The first specimen was lot 24316 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "Papal States. Sede Vacante Scudo 1830-B, MS63 NGC, lovely old-time cabinet patina, struck during the election of the new Pope. Date in Roman Numerals." This type is listed for 1830 and was struck in Rome and Bologna (shown here). After the reform of 1740, five quattrini = one baiocco; ten baiocchi = one giulio; 100 baiocchi = ten giulii = one scudo. In 1866, the currency was reformed to use centesimi and lire in order to match that of the surrounding kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the Papal States were occupied and annexed by the kingdom of Italy and coinage ceased until 1929.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.42 g, .917 fine silver, .779 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 1311, Dav-190, Ber-3271.


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