Papal States (1700) piastra Dav-4110

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40643
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal St Dav-4110 rev Tom F.jpg

This specimen was lot 40643 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] 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.

Catalog reference: Dav-4110; KM-649; Berm-2223; Mutoni III-14.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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