Papal States (1722) giulio

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale
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This specimen was lot 21260 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Papal States. Vatican City. Giulio, ND (1722). Innocent XIII. NGC MS-64. Carefully preserved and exceptionally toned with splashes of blue, green mauve and gold tone over glinting surfaces. A superb presentation! Once appearing in an Astarte S.A. auction in May 2006 where it brought 1,600 CHF hammer (approximately $1,300 at the time). Ex: NAC 14, October 1998, lot 1181." The giulio was ten baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.69 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-788, Berman-2522, CNI 16; Muntoni 8.


  • 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, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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