Sardinia 1840(g) P 100 lire

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1584
This specimen was lot 1584 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$1,919 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlo Alberto, 1831-1849 100 Lire 1840. Genova. Selten. Nur 1003 Exemplare geprägt. Fast vorzüglich. Kleine Randfehler. (kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Albert, 1831-49, one hundred lire of 1840, Genoa mint. Rare. Only 1003 pieces struck. About extremely fine. Minor rim nicks.)"
This type was struck 1832-42 at Turin and Genoa (shown here) and superseded the gold eighty lire of the previous reign. Tho not rare, it is expensive.

Recorded mintage: 1,003.

Specification: 32.25 grams, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW, this specimen 32.20 g.

Catalog reference: Nomisma 631. Schl. 201. Fr-1139, KM 133.2.


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  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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