Tuscany 1779 zecchino Fr-335
"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.
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- Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.