Papal States (1715) piastra Dav-1448
This specimen was lot 50535 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $770. The catalog description noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Piastre, Year 15 (1715). PCGS Genuine--Holed/Plug, EF Details Secure Holder. Clement XI (1700-21)." This date is a one year type struck in 1715. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, .917 fine. The SCWC lists the weight as 13.21 g, which is manifestly wrong; 26.75 g seems more correct.
- 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.