Venice (1714-15)-AM scudo Dav-1530
This specimen was lot 21300 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,680. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Venice. Scudo, (1714-15)-AM. Giovanni Corner II (1709-22). NGC MS-64. A lovely example, exceptionally preserved, with mild peripheral toning, great luster and a touch of inconsequential strike weakness at the centers that likely prevented an even more remarkable grade. As it is, the single finest certified at either NGC or PCGS." This fairly scarce type is not dated but as Giovanni II Corner ruled 1709-22, one can identify it as to period. The mintmaster's initials further limit it to 1714-15. The SCWC notes that the scudo varied between 31.83 g and 30.66 g in the eighteenth century. It had a face value of seven lire.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 31.83 g, .948 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 477, Paolucci p. 118,17. Dav-1530.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.