Sardinia 1756 1/2 doppia Fr-1106

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Sincona sale 54, lot 661
This specimen was lot 661 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,190 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlo Emanuele III. 1730-1773. 1/2 Doppia 1756, Torino. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Emanuel III, 1730-73, half doppia of 1756, Turin mint. Good very fine.)"
This type was struck steadily 1755-72 along with a gold doppia (KM C31) but all dates are scarce. In other parts of Italy, a doppia was a double ducat but in Sardinia a doppia was a double scudo, hence the different weight standard.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 4.76 g, .905 fine gold, this specimen 4.78 g.

Catalog reference: KM 50, MIR 944 b, Fr-1106.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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