Papal States (1637) piastra Dav-4059
Silver piastri are popular with collectors not only for their Catholic associations but also the extraordinarily vivid portraits of the various popes, including Urban VIII shown here. This type is listed for years XII, XV (1637) and XX (1643). It is expensive but available.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 31.99 g, .917 fine silver.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.