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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1631E, mintmark-assayer to left, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC

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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1631E, mintmark-assayer to left, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC
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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1631E, mintmark-assayer to left, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Restrepo-M52.15; Cal-1759; S-C7; KM-unl (4.6 for type). 6.70 grams. Very choice full shield with bold denomination dot-II-dot vertically to right, off-center cross with clear bottom half of date and all of final digit 1 (rotated slightly clockwise), variety with dots inside and +'s outside the tressure, orange sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 198 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stack's Bowers auction of March 2011 (lot 10091). NGC #5906082-002.