Papal States (1700) piastra Dav-4110
This specimen was lot 40643 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Piastra, Year 9 (1700). PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, EF Details Secure Holder. Innocent XII (1691-1700). Holy year, angels flanking holy door." This date is a one year type struck to honor the jubilee year of 1700. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 32.07 g, silver, .917 fine.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.