Sardinia 1840(g) P 20 lire

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1895
Sardinia 1840g 20 lire rev JElsen 117-1895.jpg
This specimen was lot 1895 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, SAVOIE et SARDAIGNE, Charles Albert (1831-1849), AV 20 lire, 1840 P, Gênes. Très Beau. (Italy, kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Albert (1831-49). gold twenty lire of 1840, Genoa mint. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1832-45 at Turin and Genoa (shown here). Tho not rare, it is much less common than the issues of Victor Emanuel II (1850-60).

Recorded mintage: 175,647.

Specification: 6.45 grams, .900 fine gold, .186 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: M-62; G-31; Fr-1143, KM 131.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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