Sardinia 1836(g) P 100 lire

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40229
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40229 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Sardinia. 100 Lire, 1836. PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. Anchor mint mark. Mintage of 703 pieces." This type was struck 1832-45 at Turin and Genoa (shown here) and superseded the gold eighty lire of the previous reign. Tho not rare, it is expensive.

Recorded mintage: 703.

Specification: 32.25 grams, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-1139; KM-C117.2.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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