Papal State, 1 Soldo 1866

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC10-0203
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Papal State, 1 Soldo 1866
Country or State: Papal State (Stato Pontificio)
Year: 1866, (Year: XXI)
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Pope: Pius IX (Full Name: Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti)
Reign: Papacy: 16 June 1846 - 7 February 1878 (31 years, 236 days)
Currency: Soldo
Face Value: 1 Soldo (5 Centesimi)
Subject/Theme:  
Obverse: Bust of Pope Pius IX facing left within beaded circle, surrounded by denomination
Obverse Legend:   PIVS · IX · PONT · MAX · ANN · XXI, *1866*
Obverse Designer:  
Reverse: Value within beaded circle above mint mark, surrounded by denomination
Reverse Legend: STATO PONTIFICIO, 1 SOLDO, R, 5 CENT
Reverse Designer:  
Edge: Plain
Note: Small Head
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Copper 96% (Cu)
Diameter: 26.00 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 5.00 grams
Mintage: 1,280,000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 1372.1
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 325; Pagani: 601
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 110.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 35.00
Very Fine (VF) € 15.00
Fine (F) € 7.00
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Pope Pius IX was the longest-reigning elected Pope in the history of the Catholic Church, serving from 16 June 1846 until his death, a period of nearly 32 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council in 1869, which decreed papal infallibility.

The Pope defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, meaning that Mary was conceived without original sin. Pius IX also granted the Marian title of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, a famous Byzantine icon from Crete entrusted to the Redemptorist priests.

In addition to this, Pius IX was also the last Pope to rule as the Sovereign of the Papal States, which fell completely to Italian nationalist armies by 1870 and were incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

He was beatified in 2000.