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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, E-C (assayer-mintmark) below monogram, extremely rare,

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, E-C (assayer-mintmark) below monogram, extremely rare,
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3,750.00USDto bigsix+ (656.25) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 23:00UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, E-C (assayer-mintmark) below monogram, extremely rare, Restrepo Plate Coin. Restrepo-M17.2; S-C3; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.61 grams. The rarity of 1/2R cobs attributable to Cartagena cannot be understated, as only three are known, one each from the three distinct periods of coinage (mintmark NR and assayer E, 1626-30; mintmark C and assayer E, 1630-35; and mintmark C and assayer S, 1655), of which this is the one in the middle. It is a wonderfully explicit coin, with bold full monogram above +E+C+ along the bottom, the cross on the other side also full but weaker, mostly darkly toned but with light surface corrosion, at least VF overall. Plate Coin on page 70 of Restrepo's Coins of Colombia (2012).