Papal States (1708) 1/2 piastra
This specimen was lot 1179 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Papal States. 1/2 Piastra, ND (1708)-VIII. Clement XI (1700-21). NGC AU-55. Sharply struck and lightly toned." This date is a one year type struck in 1708. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler and was superseded by the scudo after 1740.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.21 g, .917 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-709; Berman-2389.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.