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Large, cut gold "finger" bar #53, 1325 grams, fineness XVII (17K), marked with foundry / owner SARGO

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:40,000.00 USD Estimated At:50,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD
Large, cut gold  finger  bar #53, 1325 grams, fineness XVII (17K), marked with foundry / owner SARGO
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65,000.00USD+ (12,350.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:22UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large, cut gold "finger" bar #53, 1325 grams, fineness XVII (17K), marked with foundry / owner SARGOSA / PECARTA and several tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 9-3/4" long, 1" wide and 5/8" thick. Impressively long ingot of typical shape, nearly complete except for small piece of one of the rounded ends chiseled off in its time, the other end with cylindrical assayer's "bite" and the unmarked bottom flattened (as made) and with Treasure Salvors number A85-53 engraved at one end, the top of the bar graced with four clear fineness markings (XVII all in one box) plus traces of at least eight tax stamps in addition to the all-important SARGOSA / PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, with pits here and there (from crude casting) impregnated with both dark and light coral encrustation, heavily pedigreed and of great value to both ingot collectors and Atocha fanatics. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-GB053, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #145), with original catalog, Treasure Salvors' 1981 booklet The Treasure of 1622, Mathewson book Treasure of the Atocha (1987 second printing), and original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida