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Italian Papal States piastra - 1678 - DAV-4089

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I don't post often but I was excited about a piece that just graded with our host and wanted to share. There piastras are roughly the size of a German/Austrian state taler. This particular issue was a one year type issued on the first year of Pope Innocent XI's papal rule.


Italian Papal States

1678 III (no date)

1 Piastra


Obv: Innocent XI

Rev: Christ on boat with apostles calming the storm


My quick pics before it went to be graded:



Original pics from Ritter (much better):



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Thanks HiHoAudio! I do not have it in hand, but the submission status page indicates that it is EF-40. I was hoping for a 45, but I think the grade is on target and they hit the mark. There is more wear on cheek than the photo might indicate, and the reverse detail shows signs of wear.

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