Roman Republic (1799) scudo Dav-1486
This specimen was lot 25018 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description 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.
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