Papal States (1719) giulio
This specimen was lot 2722 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Italian States: Papal/Roman States. Giulio (1719). Anno XIX. Clement XI. Beautifully toned gem with great eye-appeal. Rare. NGC graded MS-66." Berman lists fifteen different guilii for this pope; Berman-2415 has the reverse motto "PROVIDENTIA/PRETIOSIOR/EST/ARGENTO" ("The Lord is more precious than silver"). It was struck during year XIX. The guilio was ten baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.05 g, silver, .917 fine.
Catalog reference: Berman-2415, KM unlisted, Munt-104.
- Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.