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Small silver disk ("plata corriente"), 36.24 grams, with octagonal tax stamp showing Mexican-style c

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:1,200.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Small silver disk ( plata corriente ), 36.24 grams, with octagonal tax stamp showing Mexican-style c
SOLD
3,750.00USDto KRODK+ (656.25) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 12:40UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Small silver disk ("plata corriente"), 36.24 grams, with octagonal tax stamp showing Mexican-style cross, very rare, from the "Power Plant wreck" (late 1500s). 1-3/8" in diameter and 1/8" thick. A very coin-like little disk with large tax stamp in center of one side that is lightly corroded (some gray toning) but still shows (within a tressure under crown) one arm of a ball-tipped cross (indicative of Mexico or possibly Santo Domingo), in the quadrants of which should appear (from top left going clockwise) castle, lion, letter G and pecten shell (scallop), the meaning of which is unknown. This important piece is only the second one we have offered (see Auction #19, lot #298) from a total find of less than ten. From the "Power Plant wreck" (late 1500s).