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Gold "oro corriente" cut piece with choice full "f" stamp for Ferdinand V of Spain, 80.10 grams, fro

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:7,000.00 USD Estimated At:8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
Gold  oro corriente  cut piece with choice full  f  stamp for Ferdinand V of Spain, 80.10 grams, fro
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17,000.00USDto nervouswreck+ (2,975.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 14:01UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold "oro corriente" cut piece with choice full "f" stamp for Ferdinand V of Spain, 80.10 grams, from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. 1-5/8" x 1/2" x 1/2". Rectangular edge-cut of a thick gold disk of undetermined fineness (probably around 20K), with three sides (all but the outer edge) crystalline in texture (broken, not sliced), granular bottom but smooth top marked with partial circular tax stamp and full "f" in box, believed to be one of the earliest markings known on "oro corriente" pieces (used in place of coins in areas where coins were not yet made or available), with small spots of black but otherwise fairly clean. From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean.