||Naples & Sicily. Ferdinando IV copper Pattern 10 Tornesi 1796-P AP, MIR-388, MS64 BN NGC. Listed in MIR as R5, this exceptional specimen exhibits light brown tone with ample mint red in protected areas. Our research yielded no examples of this type appearing at auction in the past 15 years; in support of the rarity of this piece, the MIR catalog does not even contain a photograph of this type, just a line drawing. This is a once in a generation opportunity for the collector of Neapolitan rarities!
Realized $52,875.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.