Papal States 1834-B doppia

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1600
The first coinage reform in the Papal States was implemented in the early 1830's during the reign of Gregory XVI (1831-46). All the doppie, zecchini, guili, testoni, etc., were dropped in favor of a silver scudo divided into one hundred baiocchi. Gold one, , five and ten scudi were minted at Rome and Bologna until 1865. The doppia shown here, struck 1833-34, is the last of its denomination. This specimen was lot 1600 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,020 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Gregorio XVI. 1831-1846 1 Doppia AN III/1834 B. Bologna . Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Randfehler. (Papal States, Gregory XVI, 1831-46, doppia of 1834, Bologna mint. About extremely fine. Minor rim nicks.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.45 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 5.46 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1103, Pag. 141. Schl. 28. Fr-261, Ber-3273.


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