Francesco I d’Asburgo (same as Francesco II above), King of Lombardy-Venetia 1815-1835

Fr-1517, PCGS-graded Uncirculated Details

Obverse depicts St. Mark standing right presenting banner to kneeling Doge. The reverse shows Christ standing facing within stars. Rare; bold obverse, shallow engraving on reverse, a lovely coin.

This was a period of monetary change. The last true Venetian ducat appeared in this reign, its style in marked contrast to the “new type” of zecchino.