Papal States 1689 testone KM-496

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-496 rev Tom F.jpg

This type was minted in 1689 as a sede vacante issue after the death of Innocent XI. The SCWC lists two different testone for 1689, one sede vacante (shown here) and one for Innocent XI. The testone was thirty baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.16 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: Ber-2160, KM-496.


  • Berman, Allen G., Papal Coins, South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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