Papal States 1864-R 10 baiocchi
This type, struck 1858-64 at Rome, is not listed as rare but seldom turns up. The obverse legend 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. The denomination was introduced in 1836 at 2.68 g, .900 fine, then changed for 2.85 g, .800 fine in 1858, then 2.66 g, .835 fine in 1865.
Recorded mintage: 1,147,093 (years XVIII and XIX).
Specification: 2.857 g, .800 fine silver, 21 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Gig-136, KM 1342b, Ber-3316.
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