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Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (style of assayer R, 1642-51), mintma

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (style of assayer R, 1642-51), mintma
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800.00USDto p********s+ (140.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 Oct 30 @ 18:06UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (style of assayer R, 1642-51), mintmark (N)-dot-R to right, denomination VIII to left, with Brazilian 480-reis countermark of 1643 (likely applied in modern times) on shield, rare. S-B6; KM-unl. ;Restrepo-M44. 27.38 grams. Nice full shield and cross, some flatness but no worse than AVF for wear and beautifully old-toned, potentially the best feature being the very bold countermark except for our belief that it is a modern fabrication, the host coin still rare and desirable in any case, and a great example of how the authenticity of a countermark (or lack thereof) does not necessarily apply to its host.