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1699 Pope Innocent Xii Half Piastre

 
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 Posted 08/14/2022  12:44 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Adam590 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin has a great design--John the Baptist in such an important scene! Do you see this as a "straight grading" one, or would the marks behind the head on the obverse "details" it?

How strictly are these papal states coins graded?

Thanks.

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 Posted 08/14/2022  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't help, but what a handsome coin!
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 Posted 08/14/2022  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks like the coin would grade AU details, mount removed.
But what a cool coin
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 Posted 08/14/2022  5:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As @Keith says, in addition to the blemish behind the head (not clear to me if this is PMD or a planchet defect), there looks like damage from mount removal at 3:00.
I would buy this coin in a heartbeat if I were interested in the reverse scene and the price were right. It is a somewhat atypical depiction of John.
There is also a piastre of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany struck around the same time, with a scene of John baptizing Jesus:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces98909.html

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 Posted 08/14/2022  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great looking coin.

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