Papal States 1691 grosso KM-533
piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone). The second specimen was lot 618 in Jean Elsen sale 132 (Brussels, March 2017), where it sold for €320 (about US$405 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"ITALIE, ETATS PONTIFICAUX, Siège vacant (1691), (Camerlengo Card. Paluzzo Paluzzi-Altieri), AR grosso, 1691, Rome. D/ Armoiries du cardinal camerlingue. R/ La colombe de l'Esprit Saint dans une nuée. Très Beau à Superbe. (Italy, Pontifical State, sede vacante, silver grosso of 1691, Rome mint. Obverse: arms of the camerlengo; reverse: the dove of the Holy Spirit soars above the clouds. Very fine to Extremely Fine.)"
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.49 g, silver, .917 fine, the second specimen 1,53 g.
Catalog reference: Munt. 6; KM-533, Ber-2205.
- 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.
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 132, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.