Naples and Sicily 1846 120 grana Dav-174

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UBS sale 85, lot 1014
This specimen was lot 1014 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 240 CHF (about US$274 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIEN Napoli/Sicilia Ferdinando II. di Borbone, 1830-1859. 120 Grana 1846. Min. just. Vorzüglich. (Naples, Ferdinand II of Bourbon, 1830-59, 120 grana (piastra) of 1846, minor adjustment marks, extremely fine.)"
This type, struck 1840-51, superseded a similar type with a younger bust of Fernando II issued 1835-39. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to Italy in 1860 but remains poor, backward and corrupt.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.53 g, .833 fine silver, .737 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27,53 g.

Catalog reference: Pag. 207, Dav-174, KM C153b, Mont-776.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Fabrizi, Davide, Monete Italiane Regionale: Napoli, Pavia: Edizioni Numismatica Varesi, 2010.
  • Gigante, Fabio, Gigante 2016: Catalogo Nazionale delle Monete Italiano Dal '700 All'Euro, 24a ed. Varese, Italy, 2015.
  • Montenegro, Eupremio, Montenegro 2015: Manuale del Collezionista di Monete Italiane, 30 ed., Torino, Italy: Montenegro s.a.s., 2014.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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