Ligurian Republic 1799 8 lire Dav-1371

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 1274
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1274 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Genoa. 8 Lire, 1799. PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Dark toned." Genoa was occupied by Napoleon in 1798 and made into the puppet Ligurian Republic. Genoa never recovered its independence; in 1815 it was annexed by the kingdom of Sardinia and is now part of Italy. Most of the issues of the Ligurian Republic are rare to very rare, including this one from 1798-99.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 33.27 g, .889 fine silver, .950 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-266.1; Gig-12; Mont-82, Dav-1371.


  • 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.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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