Papal States 1693 testone KM-A553

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1916
This specimen was lot 1916 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$360 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Kirchenstaat, Innozenz XII. 1691-1700. Testone 1693, Rom. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Papal States, Innocent XII, 1691-1700, testone of 1693, Rome mint. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1692-93 along with KM 567 (eaglets on reverse) which has a considerably higher catalog value.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, silver, .917 fine, this specimen 9.02 g.

Catalog reference: Berman 2249, KM-A553.


  • 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.
  • [1] Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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