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Atocha gold "finger" bar #33, 622 grams, marked with fineness XX-dot (20-1/4K) three times, foundry

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:20,000.00 USD Estimated At:25,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
Atocha gold  finger  bar #33, 622 grams, marked with fineness XX-dot (20-1/4K) three times, foundry
SOLD
39,500.00USDto Shipwreckcoins+ (7,505.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 13:07UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Atocha gold "finger" bar #33, 622 grams, marked with fineness XX-dot (20-1/4K) three times, foundry / owner SARGOSA / PECARTA and seven tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622). 7" x 1" x 3/4". A neat, flat, and slightly curved bar with both ends sharply cut, the top of which shows a multitude (seven) of partial circular tax stamps plus three fineness markings (each consisting of two X's in a box topped with a dot inside a circle), probably to facilitate cutting into smaller pieces that each would show the official markings. The explicit cartouche SARGOSA / PECARTA, which only appears once, refers to the foundry at the mine (and city) of Zaragoza in Colombia and possibly the name of the assayer or owner (PECARTA). On the bottom of the bar is a scratched in number "A85" followed by "33" in black ink (Fisher numbers). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-1576-1 and pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #1624).