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Large silver bar #794, 76 lb 7.07 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0 (estimated), with special certificate.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:28,000.00 USD Estimated At:30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD
Large silver bar #794, 76 lb 7.07 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0 (estimated), with special certificate.
SOLD
32,500.00USD+ (4,875.00) 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 #794, 76 lb 7.07 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0 (estimated), with special certificate. Approx. 14" x 5" x 3". This bar was one of a few that were set aside early in the process for a major investor, thereby missing the assignation of a Class Factor, but we can safely estimate it at the top of 1.0 because all the requisite markings are visible, including: manifest number DCCXCIIII (794), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), various owners'/shippers' marks, tax stamps, cartouche for assayer Mexia, double-scoop assayer's "bite," and foundry/date oP1622. (We are currently researching a theory that this mark refers to the long-active mine of Porco, which is a better fit for the oP monogram, rather than the generally assumed Potosi). Also nicely toned all over, with a light dusting of encrustation on the sides, classic shape for this foundry but lower in weight than most. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate and packet of manifest information.



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