Sardinia 1824(g) L 80 lire

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1558
This specimen was lot 1558 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$1,919 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlo Felice, 1821-1831 80 Lire 1824. Genova Sehr selten. Nur 3904 Exemplare geprägt. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kleiner Kratzer. (kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Felix, 1821-31, eighty lire of 1824, Genoa mint. Very rare. Only 3904 pieces struck, Very fine-extremely fine, Small scratch.)"
This type was struck at Turin and Genoa (shown here) 1823-31 and all dates are rare, altho the 1824 eighty lire from Genoa is more available than the twenty lire of the same date. While France was striking twenty and forty francs in gold, Sardinia seems to be the only state which used the eighty lire. The denomination was dropped in 1832 for the hundred lire.

Recorded mintage: 3,904.

Specification: 25.80 grams, .900 fine gold, .746 troy oz AGW, 33 mm diameter, this specimen 25.74 g.

Catalog reference: Nomisma 521. Schl. 145. Fr-1133, KM 123.2.


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  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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