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Complete gold bar #24, 2267 grams, marked with fineness XVI (16K) and foundry/assayer IVAN / P3, fro

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:70,000.00 USD Estimated At:80,000.00 - 160,000.00 USD
Complete gold bar #24, 2267 grams, marked with fineness XVI (16K) and foundry/assayer IVAN / P3, fro
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100,000.00USDto goldandsilver+ (17,500.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 19:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Complete gold bar #24, 2267 grams, marked with fineness XVI (16K) and foundry/assayer IVAN / P3, from the Santa Margarita (1622). 11" x 1-1/4" x 3/4". Impressively large and clean ingot with two foundry/assayer markings, three finenesses (a putative fourth fineness lost in a large natural lacuna in the center), seven circular tax stamps, small XVI and three diagonal slashes lightly inscribed into the surface (probably the assayer's temporary marking before stamping), somewhat smooth all over, with interesting (early) circular TREASURE SALVORS stamp impressed on the bottom, right next to a hairline crack (totally stable) circumscribing the center of the bar, the assayer's "bite" curiously taken near the bottom and end on one side (as opposed to a corner or top). From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #24-M-80.