Sardinia 1842(t) P 100 lire

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Jean Elsen sale 140, lot 1051
This specimen was lot 1051 in Jean Elsen sale 140 (Brussels, March 2019), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,730 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALIE, SAVOIE et SARDAIGNE, Charles Albert (1831-1849), AV 100 lire, 1842P, Turin. Seulement 864 p. frappées. Très rare Petits coups. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of Sardinia, Charles Albert, 1831-49, gold 100 lire of 1842, Turin mint. Very rare, minor nicks, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck 1832-45 at Turin (shown here) and Genoa and superseded the gold eighty lire of the previous reign. Tho the type is not rare, it is expensive. This is the rare final date.

Recorded mintage: 864.

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

Catalog reference: KM 133.1 (formerly KM-C117.2), Mont. 20; Gig. 12; Fr-1138.


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  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 140, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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