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Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (16)27P, date at 5-6 o'clock on reverse, lions and castles transpose

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Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (16)27P, date at 5-6 o'clock on reverse, lions and castles transpose
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Bogota, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (16)27P, date at 5-6 o'clock on reverse, lions and castles transposed in cross and shield, rare, ex-Eldorado, Nesmith plate. Restrepo-M28.3; S-B4; KM-6.1; Cal-937. 6.66 grams. Interesting little cob with last digit of date and H of HISPANIARVM apparently punched over IIIIIII (seven ones, not a die-clash as previously cataloged), perhaps an attempt to denote the 7 of the date without a proper 7-punch (akin to the 16ZIII at Potosi for the date 1623), on a reverse whose legend is rotated 180 degrees from normal anyway, with full 27 of date, nearly full but doubled cross, good full shield with clear mintmark N(R) to left and denomination II above two dots and nearly full assayer P (with top broken), lightly toned with additional peacock coloration here and there. Pedigreed to the Eldorado Collection (Stack's Bowers auction of January 2018, with original lot-tag 11067) and Plate Coin #3b on p. 517 and plate XXIX in Robert Nesmith's 1958 "A Hoard of the First Silver Coins of Nuevo Reino de Granada (Colombia)," also with original Christensen tag.