Roman Republic 1849-R 16 baiocchi
This specimen was lot 24241 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Roman Republic. 16 Baiocchi, 1849-R. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Toned." The Roman Republic was a short lived state set up in the Papal States during the European wide insurrections of 1848-49. It was crushed by foreign troops and papal rule restored until 1870. A considerable quantity of copper coins were issued along with a few silver in denominations ranging from half to forty baiocchi.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 7.8 g, .200 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-26, Ber-3297.
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