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Potosi, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1829M, old salvage.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1829M, old salvage.
SOLD
375.00USDto rsaint+ (73.13) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 12 @ 15:51UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1829M, old salvage. KM-97. 25.08 grams. Dark and encrusted as uncleaned but with important details peeking through, best feature being the old sticker (late 1800s?) covering most of the obverse. It is interesting to note that the great Bolivar, whose portrait adorns this coin (albeit covered by the sticker), died just twelve days after this ship sank. With old sticker (in handwritten Portuguese) stating the shipwreck origin, and with handwritten envelope in English (also old). Recovered from: HMS Thetis, sunk in 1830 off Brazil