Papal States 1854-R 5 scudi
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, 2½, five and ten scudi were minted at Rome and Bologna until 1865. This type struck for Pius IX 1846-50 and 1854 carried on the standard of Gregory XVI. This specimen is from the Rome mint.
Recorded mintage: 104,000 (highest mintage date).
Specification: 8.66 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 1116, Fr-271, Ber-3305.
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