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Continuing the ongoing attempt to assist in keeping this Coin & Paper Money
chatting place alive. el Heron will now report Europa Central different issuing
entity number 256:
This item recently received via U.S. Mail. Shipped from the USA Pacific
Northwest. Three days enroute. Not bad for the old U.S. Mail system.
The Coin: An issue by the entity known as Repubblica Romana. The double
'B' in thatta woid is not a typo or an error. That is zactly the way it is spelt on
This coin is denomiated 1/2 Baiocco. It is Copper 22mm diameter and round.
This coin was struck over an existing coin, however, the minter did a good job
on this item and it is well struck.
Obverse: Obverse according to the picture layout in Catalog.
Legend surrounding this denomination is "REPUBBLICA ROMANA 1849".
Reverse: According to catalog: At center is eagle within wreath.
Legend surrounding is "Dio E Popolo"
At 6 oclock position is large 'R'. This is for Rome Mint.
There is not much history involved with this coin issuing entity. The Repubblica
was declared a 'state' on 9 Febrero 1849.
Declaration was made by revolutionarios Carlo Armellini, Giuseppe Mazzini,
and Aurelio Saffi.
The 'state' was disestablished 2 Julio 1849.
Heron cannot remember reporting an existing 'state' that had such a short life!
Even though the entity lasted less than 5 months, it still counts as nummer 256 in
Heron's accumulation of Europa Central issues. Such Fun! Fun for a lifetime
por seguro. Coin collecting is great.
Some info sources:
Digplanet.com/roman republic 19th Century.
KM Catalog of World Coins 1800 to...........
La Rivoluzione E La Republica Romana 1848-1849 online books-library UPenn.edu/