Papal States (1706) testone KM-697

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3036
This specimen was lot 3036 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ITALY | Vatican - Church State, Clemens XI. 1700-1721. Testone Anno VI (1706), Roma. Sehr schön. (Papal States, Clement XI, 1700-21, testone of the year VI, Rome mint. Very fine.)"
This testone is a little more expensive than average. Other testone for the year include KM 694, 695, 698.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.16 g, .917 fine silver, this specimen 8.93 g.

Catalog reference: KM 697, Berman 2397.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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