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Gold "oro corriente" cut piece with stamp "C" (Charles I of Spain), 42.68 grams, from an unidentifie

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Gold  oro corriente  cut piece with stamp  C  (Charles I of Spain), 42.68 grams, from an unidentifie
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11,500.00USDto jjencek+ (2,012.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 14:02UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold "oro corriente" cut piece with stamp "C" (Charles I of Spain), 42.68 grams, from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. Approx. 1-1/2" x 1" x 3/16". The topside of this piece is littered with markings, from a faint, circular, dotted-border tax stamp to a large C within a box (toned for good contrast) for Charles, but the bottom is unmarked and rough, with half of the curved edge smooth (outside edge) and the other half very sharply cut (two cuts at a right angle to each other), popular as used in place of struck gold coins in the early colonies and among the first ever offered from this new source. (Interestingly, the C marking on this piece matches some similar cut gold pieces from the ca.-1528 "Tumbaga wreck" in the Bahamas.) From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean.