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Italy Milan Soldo  1777 to 1779
Italy Milan Soldo 1777 to 1779

Milan, or Milano as it's known in the native language of Italian, is quite a historical city. Located in northwestern Italy, it was founded by the Celts, then conquered by the Romans, and in 1183 made a Duchy. It existed independently in some form, often as part of a collection of states, until Italy united in 1861.

In 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, granting the city and the territories it controlled to Austria. These coins were struck during the reign of Maria Theresa ('M. THERESIA' on the coin) under her authority as Archduchess of Austria. Catalog values are decent, with some coins being quite valuable:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $85
fully uncirculated: $500
coins with no mint mark are rare - multiply the above values by 4
coins dated 1777S are more common and catalog at $20 average circulated, $300 fully uncirculated

The mint mark on these coins is located under the bust of Maria Theresa. The possible mint marks are S, W or none. As noted above, coins without a mint mark are rare.

The coin in our picture comes from ARS Classica in London, where it sold for 220 euros (about $300 US dollars) in a 2012 auction. CoinQuest thanks ARS for use of their coin photo.

Damaged coins will be worth a few dollars at most. Please read our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values used on this page.

Coin: 17172 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: summer, Sun, 08-Jun-2014 13:26:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 09-Jun-2014 01:55:12 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 24-May-2016 22:27:55 GMT
Requester description: 1777 king on front, wreath and 'un soldo' on back
Tags: italy milan soldo soldi italiana italians italian ditalia italiane italia itali king wreath un wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths vna uno una vn theresia theresa ribbon grain wheat leaves leaf grains wheatie wheats greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage

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