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fwo_733295 - ITALY - GRAND DUCHY OF TUSCANY - LEOPOLD II 1/2 Florin 1827 Florence

ITALY - GRAND DUCHY OF TUSCANY - LEOPOLD II 1/2 Florin  1827 Florence XF
200.00 €(Approx. 214.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : 1/2 Florin
Date: 1827
Mint name / Town : Florence
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LEOP.II . A . D’A. - GRAND.DI TOSC..
Obverse description : écu couronné du Grand-Duché de Toscane.
Obverse translation : (Léopold II Archiduc d’Autriche, Grand Duc de Toscane).

Reverse


Reverse legend : QUATTRINI 50 / 1827.
Reverse description : inscription sur 2 lignes : 1/2 FIORINO.

Historical background


ITALY - GRAND DUCHY OF TUSCANY - LEOPOLD II

(1824-1859)

Leopold II of Tuscany (1797-1870) was the son of Ferdinand III of Tuscany (1769-1824) and Louise of the Two Sicilies (1773-1802). He is the nephew of Emperor Francis I of Habsburg. His sister, Thérèse, married Charles-Albert of Sardinia. He is an ultra-conservative. He succeeded his father in 1824. He was forced to abdicate in 1859 in favor of his son Ferdinand IV (1835-1908) who was himself overthrown the following year. Victor-Emmanuel II becomes king of unified Italy in 1861.

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