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Large silver bar #757 from Potosi, 86 lb 11.2 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCC

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Large silver bar #757 from Potosi, 86 lb 11.2 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCC
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Large silver bar #757 from Potosi, 86 lb 11.2 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), manifest CCCCLXXXIX (489), owner-shipper and silvermaster marks and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622). 14" x 5" x 3". Typically shaped ingot with choice markings for the assigned Class Factor, including bold manifest number CCCCLXXXIX and owner/shipper's mark monogrammed GA (for J. Bautista la Gasca), clear fineness IIUCCCLXXX followed by partial cartouche for assayer Mexia, plus several circular tax stamps and with prominent "double scoop" assayer's bite in center (typical of bars from the Potosi mine). Note this bar also shows a bold V for silvermaster De Vreder and mysterious B that could be another silvermaster (as some bars were registered in Portobelo and re-registered in Cartagena), and the lightly encrusted sides of the bar show several pieces of embedded charcoal. (Special shipping applies; pickup in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #757. *^