Papal States 1707 piastra Dav-1437

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This specimen is lot 1318 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, April 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "VATICAN-PAPAL STATES. Clement XI, 1700-1721. Piastra, 1707, An. VII. Bust l. in camauro by Ermenegildo Hamerani. Rv. St. Clement in prayer before Lamb of God. DONA NOBIS PACEM, Grant Us Peace. Splendid strike, wealth of fine detail. A beautiful specimen which will be a lovely addition to any collection of world crowns. Choice Extremely Fine. From the Eliasberg Collection." This date is a one year type struck in 1707. The piastra was the Italian equivalent of the German thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Berman 2373, KM 700, Davenport 1437.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, Coin Galleries: Selections from the Estate of Louis E. Eliasberg, Jr. and other important properties, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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