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    Innocent VIII Fiorino di Camera

    From the Short-Lived Macerata Mint

    Papal States. Innocent VIII gold Fiorino di Camera ND (1484-92), Macerata mint, Fr-26, Berman-512, MS63 NGC. o INNOCEN | TIVS o PP o VIII o, Papal arms in quadrilobe / o SANCTVS o PETRVS o MACERATA o, St. Peter fishing from a boat. A particularly choice example, even at the assigned grade level,. Bright luster provides considerable flash to the surfaces, and an intricately defined strike is perfectly centered on the flan. A 90 degree counter-clockwise rotation is noted on the reverse. An extremely rare issue from this short-lived mint with the last traceable sale occurring in 10/1999, and the most comparable sale in terms of condition, a specimen termed FDC, occurring on 10/1990 for 6,000 Swiss Francs.

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    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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