Papal States 1867-R 5 lire
The early coinage of the Papal States used an antique monetary system. Five quattrini = one baiocco; 5 baiocchi = one grosso; 6 grossi = 4 carlini = 3 paoli = one testone; 10 testone = one doppia; 100 baiocchi = one scudo. 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 1867 and 1870 only but is fairly available for a Papal crown. In 1870, the Papal States were occupied and annexed by the kingdom of Italy and coinage ceased until 1929.
Recorded mintage: 5,800.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver.
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