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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1655S), very rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, 1974 Schul

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:1,800.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1655S), very rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, 1974 Schul
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2,000.00USDto Turtle15+ (350.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 14:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1655S), very rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, 1974 Schulman auction cover coin, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M48.2; S-C4; KM-7.2; CT-258. 15.52 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and shield, full denomination VIII (reading upward, vertically) to left, with contrasting dark toning in crevices, solid in appearance despite the low weight, easily recognizable type but lacking mintmark or date or assayer, highly important to shipwreck collectors for its "cover photo" pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack's Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11038) and plated on the front and back covers of the 1974 Schulman Maravillas auction. Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island