Papal States. Pius IX gold 100 Lire Anno XXI (1866)-RNGC UNC DETAILS, Rome mint, KM1383, Fr-278, Pag-519. Mintage: 1,117.
An expansive gold issue which it does not come usually for sale.
Despite the fact that the coin looks perfect,NGC has given a details grade for this Mint State coin and they have referred it as “CLEANED”. We would recommend a conservation and a regrading if someone wants to achieve a “clear” grade.
The 100 Lire coin from the Papal States, minted in 1866, is a fascinating piece of numismatic history. At the time of its release, the Papal States were embroiled in political turmoil, with various factions vying for control of the region. This coin was minted during the papacy of Pope Pius IX, who was known for his conservative views and his opposition to many of the reforms taking place throughout Europe at the time. The coin features an image of the pope on one side, with the coat of arms of the Papal States on the other. Today, the 100 Lire 1866 Papal States coin is a sought-after collectible for numismatists and history buffs alike, serving as a reminder of the complex political and social landscape of 19th century Europe.