1772/1, Kingdom of Naples, Ferdinand IV. Gold 6 Ducati Coin. Denomination: Gold 6 Ducati Engraver: Bernardo Perger B. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-62! Reference: Montenegro 146 1400 in FDC! The last digit of the date re-engraved from 1, which indicates the usage of the 1771 dies for the 1772 issue! 906 Diameter: 28mm Weight: 8.7gm. Obverse: Draped and armored bust of Ferdinand IV of Naples right, wearing Toison d’or order on front breastplate, which is decorated with a face. Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms within wreath. Mint master´s initials (CR-C) split in upper fields, value (D-6) in lower. The last digit re-engraved over 1! Ferdinando Antonio Pasquale Giovanni Nepomuceno Serafino Gennaro Benedetto. January 12, 1751 January 4, 1825 was King variously of Naples, Sicily, and the Two Sicilies from 1759 until his death. He was the third son of King Charles VII of Naples, later Charles III of Spain, King of Sicily by his wife Maria Amalia of Saxony. On August 10, 1759, Charles succeeded his brother as King Charles III of Spain. Treaty provisions made Charles unable to hold the titles of all three Kingdoms. On October 6, 1759 he therefore abdicated in favour of his son Ferdinand (Charles’s eldest son, Philip, was mentally retarded and the second son, Charles, was destined to inherit the Spanish throne). Ferdinand was styled both Ferdinand III of Sicily (October 6, 1759 – December 8, 1816) and Ferdinand IV of Naples (October 6, 1759 – January 23, 1799; June 13, 1799 – March 30, 1806; May 3, 1815 – December 8, 1816). On January 23, 1799, the Kingdom of Naples was declared to be abolished and replaced by the Parthenopaean Republic which only lasted until June 13, 1799. Ferdinand was restored to the throne for a while. On December 26, 1805, Napoleon I of France declared Ferdinand deposed again and replaced him with his own brother Joseph Bonaparte on March 30, 1806. Ferdinand was restored for a third time by right of the Austrian victory at the Battle of Tolentino (May 3, 1815) over rival monarch King Joachim I. On December 8, 1816 he merged the thrones of Sicily and Naples to the throne of the Two Sicilies. He continued to rule until his death on January 4, 1825. However, his reign up until 1812 was mainly dominated by his wife. The item “1771/2, Kingdom of Naples, Ferdinand IV. Gold 6 Ducati Coin. Overdate! NGC MS62″ is in sale since Monday, October 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Italy, San Marino, Vatican\Italian States (up to 1861)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Certification Number: 3935960-006
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: MS62