Roman Republic (1799) scudo Dav-1486

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25018
Roman Rep 1799 scudo rev Heritage 3024-25018.jpg

This specimen was lot 25018 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Roman Republic. Scudo ND (1799), MS62 NGC, a most attractive example with aged deep gray patina and glossy surfaces. The Roman Republic was a short-lived political entity inspired by the French Revolution. Very scarce type in mint state." The copper issues of this puppet republic (half baiocco, baiocco, two baiocchi) are rather more numerous. The regime lasted from February 1798 to September 1799.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 26.76 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 11, Davenport-1486, Ber-3157.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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