Papal States 1846-R scudo Dav-193

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from Sincona sale 11, lot 3574
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
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another specimen, from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-193 rev Tom Fi.jpg
The first specimen was lot 3574 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 1,250 CHF (about US$1,548 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VATIKAN / KIRCHENSTAAT Sede Vacante, 1846. Scudo 1846, Rom. Fast FDC. (Papal States, vacant seat, scudo of 1846, Rome mint, choice uncirculated.)"
Coinage of the Papal States remains popular today for, besides the strong associations for Catholics, this period saw a string of commemorative issues featuring wonderfully vivid portraits of the various men who occupied the throne of St. Peter. The scudo superseded the piastra after 1740. This type is noted for 1846 only but is somewhat available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.87 g, .900 fine silver, the first specimen 26.91 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-193; KM-1335, Pagani-302, Ber-3295.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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