Papal States 1858-R scudo Fr-277
The first specimen was lot 3566 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $299. The catalog description noted, "Italian States - Papal/Roman States. Scudo, 1858-R. Year XIII. Pius IX. Slight striking weakness near edge. Lustrous. NGC graded MS-63." This type, struck 1858-65 at Rome, is not listed as rare but seldom turns up. The edge lettering was updated mid-year on the anniversary of the reign of the pope. The coinage was reformed to use centesimi and lire in 1867 but the Papal States were annexed by Italy in 1870 and the series ended.
Recorded mintage: 359,000 (year XII and XIII).
Specification: 1.73 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-277; Pagani-382; KM 1361, Ber-3308.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.