Papal States (1675) piastra Dav-4079

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from Sincona 11, lot 3555
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4079 rev Tom F.jpg
The first specimen was lot 3555 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$619 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"VATIKAN / KIRCHENSTAAT Clemente X. 1670-1676. Piastra 1675, Rom. Auf das Heilige Jahr. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Papal States, Clement X, 1670-76, piastra of 1675, Rome mint, on the Holy year. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
These silver coins are popular with collectors not only for their Catholic associations but also the extraordinarily vivid portraits of the various popes. This type is fairly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 31.99 g, .917 fine silver, the first specimen 31.80 g.

Catalog reference: Berman 2003, Dav-4079; KM-310.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 11, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2013.

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