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Large silver bar #182, 90 lb 0.32 oz troy, Class Factor 0.7, with special certificate.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:30,000.00 USD Estimated At:30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD
Large silver bar #182, 90 lb 0.32 oz troy, Class Factor 0.7, with special certificate.
SOLD
30,000.00USDto capnjack+ (4,500.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Oct 25 @ 15:09UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large silver bar #182, 90 lb 0.32 oz troy, Class Factor 0.7, with special certificate. Approx. 15-3/4" x 5" x 3". Interesting Oruro (foundry) ingot with owner/shipper marks re-stamped in a crudely remelted area (not corrosion, as it might seem at first), which is somewhat normal for this foundry, also with full circular stamp with crown above O (looks like what we see on the 1649-1652 Potosi coinage) above bold fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) to left of faint (unattributed) assayer cartouche that includes letters LRA, incuse manifest number CLXXXII (182), traces of cylindrical assayer's "bite" in corroded area on side at one end. In short, this is every bit of a Class Factor-0.9 bar (lacking only the date), but the re-melting was confused for heavy corrosion. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate, plastic tag and packet of manifest information.


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