Sardinia 1837(g) P 5 lire

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Heritage sale 3082, lot 34381
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 34381 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Italy: Sardinia. Carlo Alberto 5 Lire 1837 (Anchor)-P AU58 NGC, Genoa mint. Sharply struck with beautiful old cabinet toning." The Austrians traded Sardinia to the duke of Savoy in exchange for recognition of their claim to Milan. Savoy held the island until it was incorporated in the united kingdom of Italy in 1860. This type was struck at Genoa (anchor mintmark) and Turin (eagle mintmark) 1831-49. It is affordable in worn condition but expensive choice.

Recorded mintage: 358,582.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered FERT * FERT * FERT *.

Catalog reference: KM 130.2, Dav-136.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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