Tuscany 1712 florin Fr-326

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 3547
Tuscany 1712 ducat rev G75-3547.jpg

This specimen was lot 3547 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $322. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italian States - Florence. Florino, 1712. Cosimo III, 1670-1723. Lily. Reverse: St. John seated. Fine to Very Fine." This type is listed for 1712-23 and is rare despite the many years of issue. By the early eighteenth century, Tuscany was a quiet backwater, no longer the proud republic of Florence, leader of the Renaissance. Duke Cosimo III was the next to last of the Medici dukes; on the death of his successor in 1737 the grand duchy passed to Francis of Lorraine, husband of Maria Theresia of Austria. Tuscany remained in the hands of various Austrian princelings until she was annexed by France in 1807.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.18 g, .999 fine gold, .102 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-326.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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