Papal States 1830-R scudo Dav-190

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21266
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This specimen was lot 21266 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,760. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Scudo, MDCCCXXX (1830). Rome Mint. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Sede vacante issue. A remarkable Gem survivor of this transitional issue with sharp detail throughout the intricate design and stunning smoothness in the charming gold and rose toned fields. One of the top certified examples of the type. From the Keystone Collection." 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.

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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