Papal States 1763 testone

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1318
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This type is listed in the SCWC for 1761, 1763 and 1767, one of the few multiyear types listed therein. The testone was thirty baiocchi, while the piastra, the Italian equivalent of the German thaler, was 105 baiocchi. This specimen was lot 1318 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "PAPAL STATES: Clement XIII, 1758-1769, AR testone, 1763-VI, Roman numeral date, light scratches, EF-AU."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.93 g, silver, .917 fine, this specimen 7.90 g.

Catalog reference: KM-1001, Ber-2896.


  • 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.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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