Austria-Empire 1859 Soldi

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  • Issue Date: 1859
  • Designed by: Meissner
  • Engraving by: Schmidt and Schrepfer
  • Printed by:
  • Print Process: Typography with embossed head
  • Perforations: 14²
  • Watermark: none
  • Catalogue N°s: Michel 6II - 11II, Yvert 10-15

Soldi currency for use in Italian provinces. Type II profile of Franz Joseph I.


2 soldi deep yellow

Used stamps


2 soldi

2 soldi, circle at VERONA looks type II
2 soldi yellow, linear at UDINE, type unclear.

3 soldi black

3 soldi black
3 soldi black, unclear cancel. Mi7II

3 soldi green

3 soldi green (1862)
3 soldi green (1862), circle at BASSANO

5 soldi

The distinction between 5 soldi types I (1858) and type II (1859) is difficult.

Linear type IL-I at BELLUNO. Probably 1858 issue.
Linear type RLx-R at CADORE
Circle at CHIOGGIA
Circle at LATISANA
Ornamented circle at VERONA
Special canceller type RvS-f at CENADA

10 soldi

Lilac-brown shades.

Ornamented circle at MIRA
Dull shade, ornamented circle at ARIANO
Linear at UDINE
Reddish shade at UDINE
4 circles at MONSELICE

15 soldi

15 soldi blue
15 soldi at VICENZA)