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Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1665 date to right, assayer PoRS to left, with "Golden Fleece" count

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD
Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1665 date to right, assayer PoRS to left, with  Golden Fleece  count
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6,100.00USDto treasuresalvor+ (1,159.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 19:29UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1665 date to right, assayer PoRS to left, with "Golden Fleece" countermark (Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 1666-72, 48 patards) on pillars side, very rare, ex-Lasser, Calbeto Plate Coin, Restrepo Plate Coin. Host: Restrepo-M46.40 (plate); S-B7; KM-7.1; CT-541. 26.91 grams. Sometimes a coin is so rare, choice and important that it finds itself in timeless collections and references spanning several decades, as is the case here. The scarce countermark is full and bold (unlike most examples) in between the tops of the full crowned pillars with full and bold date to right, full assayer to left and mintmark NoR in middle, the shield on the other side also full and well-detailed (albeit doubled), with vertical denomination VIII to right, VF for wear and richly old-toned. Pedigreed to the Joseph Lasser collection (our Auction #1, with original lot-tag #341 and Lasser's handwritten tag), Plate Coin on page 83 of Restrepo's Coinage of Colombia (2012), Plate Coin #1357 in Calbeto's Compendium VIII Reales (1970), and pedigreed to the Christensen auction of October 1981, with original lot tag #556, and to the Calico auction of April 1959 (lot #1128).