Papal States (1715) piastra Dav-1448

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50535
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50535 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $770. The catalog description[1] 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: 32.07 g, silver, .917 fine. The SCWC lists the weight as 13.21 g, which is manifestly wrong.

Catalog reference: Dav-1448; KM-763; Berm-2384; Mutoni III-49.


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

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