Papal States 1847-R baiocco
This specimen was lot 33331 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "Papal States. Pius IX Baiocco Anno II (1847)-R MS65 Brown PCGS, Rome mint. A truly lustrous Gem with chestnut flares amongst an eerily blue glow." 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. This type was struck for Pius IX 1846-49 at Bologna and Rome.
Recorded mintage: 13,500 (years I and II).
Specification: copper, 10 g, plain edge, 30 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Gig-217, KM 1339.1; Berman-3325.
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- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.