Sardinia 1828(t) L 80 lire

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3491
This specimen was lot 3491 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 950 CHF (about US$1,134 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY, House of Savoy / Sardinia, Carlo Felice, 1821-1831 80 Lire 1828. Turin. Gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Felix, 1821-31, eighty lire of 1828, Turin mint. Good very fine.)"
This type was struck at Turin (shown here) and Genoa 1823-31. While not rare, it is scarce, particularly in nice condition. Mintmaster P is listed as scarcer for 1828 than mintmaster L.

Recorded mintage: 22,504 (mintmaster L and mintmaster P).

Specification: 25.80 grams, .900 fine gold, .746 troy oz AGW, 33 mm diameter, this specimen 25.81 g.

Catalog reference: C-108.1; Pagani 75. Schl. 140. Fr-1132; Mont-11.


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  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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