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Italy Papal States Scudo and 1/2 Scudo (Pius VI)  1778 to 1796
Italy Papal States Scudo and 1/2 Scudo (Pius VI) 1778 to 1796

That is an old scudo or half scudo from the Papal States, around Rome, in Italy. The Pope at the time was Pius VI. The AUXILIUM DE SANCTO inscription means roughly HOLY ASSISTANCE.

Below are some approximate catalog values for these coins. The patterns are the same on the half scudo and scudo. All dates are worth about the same.

1/2 SCUDO (32 mm diameter)
worn: $35 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $400

SCUDO (40 mm diameter)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $250
well preserved: $500

Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values. Since Nita's coin is mounted in jewelry, it will be worth much less. Coin collectors do not buy coins mounted, or previously mounted, in jewelry.

Coin: 12350 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Nita, Thu, 06-Sep-2012 01:48:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 08-Sep-2012 01:38:50 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 24-Aug-2014 18:00:53 GMT
Requester description: 1780 On the front: AUXILIUM DE SANCTO 1780 On the back: PIUS SEXYUS PONT.M.VI Looks like a sun burst around the head, holding a key with right hand and holding some kind of odd box in left.
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