Sardinia 1859(g) P 20 lire

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3513
This specimen was lot 3513 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$477 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | House of Savoy / Sardinia, Vittorio Emanuele II, 1849-1861 20 Lire 1859. Genua. Vorzüglich-FDC. (kingdom of Sardinia, Victor Emanuel II, 1849-61, twenty lire of 1859, Genoa mint. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This type was struck at the Turin and Genoa mints 1850-61 during the reign of Victorio Emanuele II of Italy, while he was merely King of Sardinia (1849-61). It is struck to the same standard as the contemporary French twenty francs. It is, however, reasonably common.

Recorded mintage: 453,935.

Specification: 6.45 grams, .900 fine gold, .186 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.47 g.

Catalog reference: KM 146.2; Pagani 354. Schl. 301. Fr-1147; Mont-23.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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