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Bogota, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Charles II (monogram of Philip III or IV), no assayer (Arce?), rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 150.00 USD
Bogota, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Charles II (monogram of Philip III or IV), no assayer (Arce?), rare.
SOLD
200.00USDto treasuresalvor+ (38.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 19:32UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bogota, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Charles II (monogram of Philip III or IV), no assayer (Arce?), rare. Restrepo-M54.2; KM-A8; CT-Type 153. 1.64 grams. One of the many idiosyncrasies of the Bogota mint is the fact that all its cob 1/2R used a Philip monogram, even during the long period of 1666-1715 during the reign of Charles II and subsequent uncertainty during the War of Spanish Succession (which may or may not have had anything to do with it), at which time the gold cobs were made with Charles II legends long after his death. The present coin is an excellent example, for the monogram is nearly full but off-center enough to reveal a bold (CAR)OLV(S) in the legend, the other side with good full cross with lions and castles typically transposed, all nicely toned, VF.