Beautiful 1864-R Silver Coin Italian Papal State 20 Baiocchi Pope Pius IX Year XVIII KM 1360 PCGS Gold Shield MS65
Description: A beautiful uncirculated silver coin from the Italian Papal States. This is the 1864-R A XVIII Twenty Baiocchi struck during the times of Pope Pius IX at the mint in Rome. The coin depicts the image of the bust of pope Pius IX facing left on the obverse with the legend "PIVS IX.PONT.MAX.A.XVIII." surrounding the image. The reverse shows the denomination and date within a wreath with the letter R (mint mark for Rome) in the bottom. The Pope's bust has the word "VOIGT" under it for the name of the artist responsible for designing the image. The coin is lustrous with attractive pale pastel tone on the obverse. It is graded as MS 65 by PCGS and comes in gold shield slab so marked. The coin should weigh ~5.71 grams of 0.800 silver and measures ~24 mm in diameter. This is the rather scarce coin in such high grade. Again the coin is graded as MS 65 by PCGS and comes in a gold shield plastic slab so marked. It is beautiful and has a nice portrait of the Pontiff. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1864-R Year XVIII.
Mint: Rome, Italy Papal State.
Size and weight: The coin should weigh ~5.71 grams of 0.800 silver and measures ~24 mm in diameter.
References: This KM 1360, Berman 3313.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. The coin is graded by PCGS MS-65 and comes in a Gold Shield plastic slab so marked. The coin is great looking with nice clean surfaces with frost luster in the fields and attractive pale pastel tone on the obverse. Its details are very well preserved and having no observable wear commensurate with its uncirculated mint state. The coin has great eye appeal. The coin has a nice portrait of the Pontiff with great preservation of the details. It would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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