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Complete gold "finger" bar #1526, 699 grams, marked with fineness XXIII: (23.5K) and serial number 1

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:29,000.00 USD Estimated At:35,000.00 - 70,000.00 USD
Complete gold  finger  bar #1526, 699 grams, marked with fineness XXIII: (23.5K) and serial number 1
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51,000.00USDto Karl007+ (8,925.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 14:09UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Complete gold "finger" bar #1526, 699 grams, marked with fineness XXIII: (23.5K) and serial number 152-1, from the Atocha (1622). 5-1/4" x 7/8" x 1/2". From a series of mysteriously high grade bars without foundry/assayer markings and tax stamps (also no assayer's "bite"), hence purported to be either the property of the Church or representative of the "king's fifth" (tax), this example with very bold fineness but light serial number (both hand-engraved), two dimples on top where the metal settled during cooling. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #A84-1526.