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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, mintmark and assayer not visible (RN-A), without pomeg

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, mintmark and assayer not visible (RN-A), without pomeg
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500.00USDto F*****s+ (95.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 May 02 @ 14:49UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, mintmark and assayer not visible (RN-A), without pomegranate in shield (first issue of mint, 1621-22), rare, Grade 2. Restrepo-M41; S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 12.63 grams. Corroded around edge (somewhat truncated) but with most of shield and cross (well detailed and distinctive), toned in crevices, more like Grade 3 in our opinion but worthwhile as the rare sub-type struck as early as 1621 (note: new research by Jorge Proctor has shown that this issue could have been struck in Santa Fe de Bogota instead of Cartagena). With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #1033 (corners torn). Recovered from: Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida