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Italy Naples Grano  1756 and 1757
Italy Naples Grano 1756 and 1757

Now this is the kind of coin that really gets those collector juices flowing. It is an old copper grano (12 cavalli) from the city of Naples, Italy, at a time when Spain ruled the region. The coin in our picture is in beautiful shape without any problems such as scratches, stains, or cleanings, and this makes it very appealing to collectors. Coins found in bad shape, i.e., barely recognizable or harshly damaged, will be worth much, much less than this specimen.

The coin in our picture comes from icollector.com where it sold in a live auction by Artemide Aste in San Marino for 180 euros, about $220 US dollars. Standard coin catalogs indicate prices like this:

worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $150

The fact that Artemide's coin sold for much more than catalog value shows that large fluctuations possible in coin pricing. When a collector strongly desires a particular example, he or she ignores catalogs and bids to get the prize.

Coin: 11883 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: , Thu, 19-Jul-2012 16:56:35 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 13-Dec-2012 15:09:51 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 29-Nov-2014 16:35:03 GMT
Requester description: 1756 front CAR.D.O.UTR.SIC.RT HIR2 REX Bust right mint mark below bust back: shield type with letters in shield HILA RI TAS 1756 date on bottom
Tags: italy naples grano itialy italiana italians intaly italian ditalia italiane italia itali front car utr sic rt hir 2 rex bust mint mark shield type letters letter hila ri tas cars auto automobile rexm rexind rexx rexetind deutschemark marke dutchemark markt deuchmark marks marc marck sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields types leters lettering lettered scroll scrollwork scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled

  

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