The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was an Italian monarchy that existed, with interruptions, from 1569 to 1859 when it became part of united Italy. The grand duchy’s capital was Florence. It is situated on the north-western part of the Italian Peninsula. Tuscany issued a total of 23 stamps from 1. April 1851 to 1. January 1860. Todays stamp is the issue from 1851 with the denomination of 1 Quattrini (Quattr.).