||Papal States. Sixtus IV (1471-84) gold Fiorino di Camera ND, Rome mint, Fr-23, Berman-448, Biaggi-2207, MS62 NGC. Obv. ? SIXTVS ? PP * | * QVARTVS, Papal arms in quadrilobe. Rev. * SANCTVS o PETRVS o ? o ALMA o ROMA, St. Peter fishing from a boat. Superbly struck on a slightly smallish flan. The devices are well struck-up and the surfaces remain quite lustrous. A scarce coin in any grade, these are quite rare in Mint State. Sixtus IV was the first of the Della Rovere line. The family produced two popes and used marriage alliances to establish themselves amongst the secular nobility of Italy.
Realized $5,581.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.