Papal States 1867-R 2 lire KM-1379.2

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3398
This specimen was lot 3398 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Pio IX. 1846-1878 2 Lire 1867. Rom. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Papal States, Pius IX (1846-78), two lire of 1867, Rome mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The early coinage of the Papal States used an antique monetary system. Five quattrini = one baiocco; 5 baiocchi = 1 grosso; 6 grossi = 4 carlini = 3 paoli = 1 testone; 10 testone = 1 doppia; 100 baiocchi = 1 scudi. In 1866, the currency was reformed to use centesimi and lire in order to match that of the surrounding kingdom of Italy. This type is listed for 1866-68. In 1870, the Papal States were occupied and annexed by the kingdom of Italy and coinage ceased until 1929.

Recorded mintage: 224,000 (year XXI) plus 1,220,000 (year XXII) plus 257,000 (KM 1384).

Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver; this specimen is 9.96 g.

Catalog reference: Pag. 558, Berman 3339. KM 1379.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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