Tuscany 1846 4 fiorini Dav-160
"ITALIEN Florenz Leopoldo II. di Lorena, 1824-1859. Francescone 1846. Vorzüglich-FDC. (grand duchy of Tuscany, Leopold II of Lorraine, 1824-59, francescone of 1846. Extremely fine to uncirculated.)"This type was issued 1845-46 and 1856-59 and is rather scarce. A francescone, equivalent to the old piastra or tallero, was worth four fiorini or ten paoli. In the 1850's, Tuscany was ruled by a Hapsburg prince, Leopold II.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.50 g, .916 fine silver, this specimen 27.20 g.
Catalog reference: Pag-116, KM C75b, Davenport-160.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.