Papal States 1834-R scudo Dav-191
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Grégoire XVI (1831-1846), (Bartolomeo Alberto Cappellari), AR scudo, 1834, an 4, Rome. Nettoyé Très Beau. (Papal States, Gregory XVI (1831-46), silver scudo of 1834, year 4, Rome mint. Cleaned, very fine.)"This type is listed for 1831-34 and was struck in Rome (shown here) and Bologna. It is among the less common Papal scudi of the nineteenth century. The early coinage of the Papal States used an antique monetary system. Five quattrini = one baiocco; 5 baiocchi = 1 grosso; 2 grossi = 1 giulio; 10 testone = 1 doppia; 100 baiocchi = 1 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.
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