Papal States (1733) 1/2 piastra KM-801

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-801 rev Tom F.jpg

This date is listed in the SCWC for 1733-34. It is the most available mezza piastra of the eighteenth century. The mezza piastra was 52½ baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone). The denomination was last minted in 1742 and superseded by the mezzo scudo in 1753.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.21 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-801, Ber-2618.


  • 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.

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