Historique: Sede vacante 1688
June 5, 1688, at the end of the episcopate of Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, the cathedral chapter directs Paul-Jean Scheberg and Jean Kinable, minting coins with the effigy of St. Lambert, patron saint of the city. This is the first time that the Principality of Liège strike currency for a so-called period of sede vacante. The work was completed in October 1688, once the Bishop Jean-Louis of elected Elderen. This practice of monetary production in times of authority vacuum will eventually spread. This time of sede vacante, occurs when the diocese no longer representative. To avoid a lack of power, these circumstances are regulated by the code of Canon law. Chapter use of his rights, manages the Principality and proposed to the Pope the candidate to the estate of the prince-Bishop. The Pope named Jean-Louis Elderen September 25, 1688.
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