Tuscany 1779 zecchino Fr-335

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2825
This specimen was lot 2825 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 900 CHF (about US$1,131 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN, Firenze, Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena, 1765-1790 Zecchino 1779. Vorzüglich-fast vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Tuscany, Peter Leopold of Lorraine (1765-90), zecchino of 1779, extremely fine or better.)"
The reverse features John the Baptist. The type was struck 1779-89 but all dates are scarce to rare. In 1807, the grand duchy was annexed to France, to be returned to the Austrians in 1815.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.49 g.

Catalog reference: MIR 372/1. Fr-335, KM C37.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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