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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance, ex-McKee.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 500.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance, ex-McKee.
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This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 12 @ 15:22UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance, ex-McKee. KM-103; CT-797. 25.47 grams. AU details but very darkly toned and with minor corrosion at rims, first specimen we have seen from this wreck, grounded on the eponymous island in the Keys during the War of Jenkins' Ear between the British and the Spanish (1739-48). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original certificate hand-signed by Mrs. Arthur McKee, Jr. (Art's wife) stating origin as "found by Bob Cruz on the Tom Gurr expedition." Recovered from: HMS Looe, sunk in 1744 in the Florida Keys