Sicily 1733 5 grani
This specimen was lot 72519 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $60. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Sicily. Cinquina, 1733. Carlo III (1720-34). NGC VF Details--Scratches. A few light scratches, lightly toned." Charles II, the last Hapsburg king of Spain, was also king of Naples and Sicily. After his death the area passed out of the hands of the Spanish crown, only to be reconquered by them in the 1730's. In the interim, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor 1711-40, was also king of Sicily 1720-34. This coin is not listed in the SCWC but is mentioned in Montenegro for 1733.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.67 g, .917 fine silver, 13 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-132; V-543; Sp.70, Mont-58.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.