Papal States 1864-R 20 baiocchi
This specimen was lot 1330 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "PAPAL STATES: Pius IX, 1846-1878, AR 20 baiocchi, 1864-R year XVIII, PCGS graded MS65." 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 1858-65. A slightly revised type, KM 1320a, which was 5.33 g, .835 fine silver, was struck 1865-66. Another coinage reform in 1866 dropped the scudo in favor of the lira used in the rest of the kingdom of Italy.
Recorded mintage: 2,100,307 (years XVIII and XIX).
Specification: 5.71 g, .800 fine silver, 24.5 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Gig-105, KM-1360, Berman-3313.
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- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.