Sardinia 1852(g) P 5 lire

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1910
This specimen was lot 1910 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 4,200 CHF (about US$5,200 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Savoyen / Sardinien Vittorio Emanuele II. 1849-1861. 5 Lire 1852, Genua. Patina. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Sardinia, Victor Emanuel II, 1849-61, five lire of 1852, Genoa mint. Toned, extremely fine.)"
The Austrians traded Sardinia to the duke of Savoy in exchange for recognition of their claim to Milan. Savoy held the island until it was incorporated in the united kingdom of Italy in 1860. This type, struck before Victor Emanuel became king of Italy, is much scarcer than the preceding five lire of Carlo Felice (1821-31) or Carlo Alberto (1831-49).

Recorded mintage: 390,801.

Specification: 25 grams, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, this specimen 25.01 g.

Catalog reference: KM 144.2 (formerly C124.1), Pag-374, Dav-137.


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