Blanch D. writes: I have a coin from 1752, on the back it has the words “QVATRI NO ROM(&)NO”. The asterick looks like a bell or an “A”. On top of the words is a star, and around everything is what looks to be a twisted rope. The front looks like a coat of arms of some sort with two crossed keys across the top. The words along the sides are “BENRD XIV” and “PON.M.A.XII” Any idea about the history of this coin?
You have a 1752 (Year XII) Vatican-Papal States copper Quattrino (5 Quattrini=1 Baiocco, 100 Baiocco=Scudo). This was the lowest denomination coin struck during this period (like a penny).
The Pontiff at this time was Benedict XIV (1740-1758). Value depends on condition. Value Range: $3-$25.