Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance. KM-103; CT-797. 23.9 g
Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s
Start Price:400.00 USD
Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
1,501.00USDto silver01+ (225.15) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2012 Apr 10 @ 18:46UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance. KM-103; CT-797. 23.9 grams. Bold pillars side but corroded shield side, darkly toned all over, but main value (arguably unlimited) is in the provenance, as this wreck is in the heart of the diamond-production coast of southwest Africa and has never been officially salvaged. While we have handled copper duits from this wreck in the past (see next lot), this is the first and only pillar dollar we have heard of. From the Vlissingen, sunk in 1747 off Namibia, southwest Africa