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Clump of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, dark and encrusted (uncleaned).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:1,250.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Clump of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, dark and encrusted (uncleaned).
SOLD
4,500.00USDto Fleetman+ (787.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 15:57UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Clump of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, dark and encrusted (uncleaned). 306.8 grams total. This piece is reminiscent of lot 424 of our Auction #18, a solid "brick" of 54+/- cob 8R that hammered for $31,000, in that the coins in both clumps are stacked by twos, matched by shape and size and oriented to take up the least amount of room, not at all like the presumably haphazard jumble of a bag and more like the organized false bottom of a contraband chest. That said, some canvas imprint does remain on a few coins in this clump, which are settled (again, in twos, except for two singletons) in a fan around a central cocoon of gray-white shells and encrustation, the coins all black as uncleaned but some with details visible (one with oMJ). Clumps of this size are quite rare and high in demand. Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida