Papal States 1834-R scudo Dav-191

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1881
This specimen was lot 1881 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €130 (about US$173 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"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.

Catalog reference: Munt. 6b; Berman 3274, Dav-191.

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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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