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Cuzco, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, extremely rare, Sedwick Plate Coin.

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Cuzco, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, extremely rare, Sedwick Plate Coin.
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Cuzco, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, extremely rare, Sedwick Plate Coin. S-CZ1; KM-A27; CT-173. 3.5 grams. Lustrous Mint State, with bold mintmark C and nearly full castle above flatness where the date should appear (just the top of the 6 visible), full but off-center cross, only the second specimen we have handled in 30 years among a total population of about 5 known, as follows: (1) the Mo Geiger specimen (nice but holed); (2) the State of Florida specimen; (3) the KM plate coin; (4) the Real Eight specimen, lot 132 of the Christensen sale of October 8, 1964, and then lot 573 of the Schulman auction of November 27-29, 1972; and (5) the Sedwick specimen (this lot), which Frank Sedwick purchased from Paul Karon in the early 1990s and held onto for a number of years before it reached the hands of the current consignor. From the 1715 Fleet, plate coin on page 118 of the third edition (1995) of The Practical Book of Cobs.