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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima," mintmark LIMA (Series Ia), rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V,  Star of Lima,  mintmark LIMA (Series Ia), rare.
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900.00USDto cobweb+ (157.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 12 @ 16:04UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima," mintmark LIMA (Series Ia), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-263. 23.91 grams. Oddly squarish flan with light surface corrosion but much flatness (especially peripherally), nearly full pillars-and-waves with bold LIMA, nearly full cross (also bold), all a bit double-struck as usual, lightly toned. Very rare provenance for this brief, unauthorized issue. Recovered from: Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Dorset, England