Papal States 1730 testone

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from the Tom Fitzgerald Collection
Papal States KM-838 rev Tom F.jpg

This date is listed in the SCWC for 1730 only. It is a sede vacante issue, minted after the death of Benedict XIII (1724-30) and prior to the election of Clement XII (1730-40). The testone was thirty baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi (3½ testone).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.95 g, silver, .917 fine.

Catalog reference: KM-838, Ber-2601.

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.

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