Sicily 1651-IP PP 3 tari

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Ponterio sale 160, lot 8377
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24218
Naples SB118-24218r.jpg

This specimen was lot 8377 in Ponterio sale 160 (Baltimore, June 2011), where it sold for $138. The catalog description[1] noted, "ITALY. Naples & Sicily. 3 Tari, 1651. Philip IV (1621-65). VERY FINE." This specimen was sold again as lot 24218 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[2] noted, "ITALY. Naples & Sicily. 3 Tari, 1651. Philip IV (1621-65). PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Toned. Ex: Stack's Bowers & Ponterio 06/2011 sale# 160, lot# 8377." This type is listed for 1620-55 in the SCWC for Sicily. As twelve tari = one piastra, one may presume this coin is one quarter piastra.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.55-7.80 g, silver, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Mir-356/30; Spahr-68, KM 18.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2011.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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