Papacy

Sede Vacante, 1830

Muntoni 1; Berman 3270, PCGS graded MS-63+

Rome. SEDE VACAN-TE MDCCCXXX, canopy and crossed keys over shield; ROMA in exergue. Reverse: VENI LVMEN CORDIVM, radiant dove; DOPPIA in exergue.

This gold doppia was produced in the first 31 days of the 63-day vacancy of St. Peter’s Throne that took place between November 30, 1830 and February 2, 1831. After the death of Pope Pius VIII on November 30, the College of Cardinals met in conclave to elect his successor.