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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1622A, mintmark RN to left, choice Grade 1, rare, pedigreed to th

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD
Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1622A, mintmark RN to left, choice Grade 1, rare, pedigreed to th
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8,798.00USD+ (1,715.61) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 14 @ 14:12UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1622A, mintmark RN to left, choice Grade 1, rare, pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection (Plate Coin) and Plate Coin in The Practical Book of Cobs. S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 25.43 grams. This photogenic coin has a long pedigree dating back to Neil Harris' The Numismatist article of October 1986 (Plate Coin #33) and most recently on the cover of the 1st quarter 2014 PLVS VLTRA newsletter, with the Atocha Research Collection (1988) and The Practical Book of Cobs (2007) in between! Not hard to see why: It is virtually uncorroded and beautifully toned, with choice full shield and cross (super detail, in fact clearly UNC), full mintmark RN and assayer A, plus clear middle digits of date. As the following two lots will indicate, this issue does not seem so rare after all, but consider that virtually all known specimens come from the 1622 Fleet, and most are corroded, doubled, split or all three! With Fisher photo-certificate #236050, Plate Coin #233 in the Atocha Research Collection catalog, also the Plate Coin on page 124 of the 4th edition (2007) of The Practical Book of Cobs. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida