Vatican City 1/2, 1 Soldo and 2 and 4 Soldi 1866 to 1869
The Vatican issues a lot of coinage, and has been doing so for a long time. Your specimen is from the time of Pope Pius IX, 1846 to 1878.
A soldo is 5 centesimi, and your coin was issued in copper in 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 centesimi denominations. The collector value of these coins is similar across the denominations, so we show one set of catalog values that apply in general, as follows:
worn: $6 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $75
Be sure to use our Terminology page to properly interpret the values shown above.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: marcy, Sat, 07-Aug-2010 05:03:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 11-Oct-2013 01:28:44 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 05-Sep-2015 00:07:14 GMT
Requester description: 1868 Front: Bust of man (pope?) facing left beading around bust and edge of coin. Date on bottom 1868 with star on each side of date. Writing around edge is PIVS . IX . PONT . MAX . ANN . XXII Back: 4 soldi (large print)R under soldi beading around center writing and around edge of coin writing around the edge is STATO PONTIFICIO bottom of coin reads 20 CENTESIMI
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