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Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, choice, Plate Coin in Diving to a Flash of G

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Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, choice, Plate Coin in Diving to a Flash of G
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12,500.00USD+ (1,875.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 07 @ 14:19UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet, choice, Plate Coin in Diving to a Flash of Gold, by Marty Meylach (1971). S-CZ1. 6.5 grams. Diving to a Flash of Gold was a landmark work about wreck-diving in its heyday, written by one of its most successful participants, whose certificate states he found this coin himself on the Nieves site of the 1715 Fleet in 1966. The caption below this coin in Meylach's book reads "A treasure hunter's dream," which it clearly is, for its strike is bold and full on both sides, well centered on a large ("Lima style") planchet, also with full crown and much legend, including C.II for Charles II and erroneous HISPANIRVM (lacking the A), and beautifully (deeply) toned on all the fields. We have seen only one other Cuzco 2E that was better in overall quality. From the 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida, with certificates from Meylach himself (who hand-drew the coin thereon) and gold-cob specialist Philip Flemming, also accompanied by a 1st-edition copy of Meylach's book in Very Fine condition.