Large silver bar #580 from the Atocha (1622).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Bullion Start Price:12,000.00 USD Estimated At:15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
Large silver bar #580 from the Atocha (1622).
22,000.00USD+ (4,180.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 10 @ 10:50UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large silver bar #580 from the Atocha (1622). 83 lb 1.76 oz troy, over 15" long, 5" wide and over 3" tall. A very nicely marked bar for its grade (Class Factor 0.8), with manifest #IUVIII (1008), fineness 2380 (99.17% pure), V and diamond-topped H (owners/shippers?), tax stamps, even a part of the mint/date in cartouche (which should have ORUR above O1621), also special as originating from Oruro as opposed to Potosí (with characteristic assayer's "bite" at end instead of on top, seen on only about 20% of the bars from the Atocha), minor corrosion only, typically shaped like a long loaf of bread, a premium ingot with all original certification. From the Atocha (1622), with original certificate #580 and plastic division tag.