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Large silver ingot #414 from Oruro, 81 lb 9.76 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest

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Large silver ingot #414 from Oruro, 81 lb 9.76 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest
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This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large silver ingot #414 from Oruro, 81 lb 9.76 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest IUCXVI (1116), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), owner/shipper, silvermaster and tax stamps, ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Caesars Palace auction (1987). 15-1/2" x 5" x 3". With cylindrical assayer's "bite" at one end, as for all Oruro bars, also typical in having unique markings, this one with very bold owner/shipper mark in the form of an oS topped with a cross potent, placed between the bold manifest number and clear but weaker fineness, also with a bold B stamped at each end and the usual V for silvermaster de Vreder within diagonal slash in one corner, the two tax stamps and what appears to be a date cartouche much weaker, also interesting in having a large depression with deep cavity in top near one end, additionally desirable with provenance to the original Las Vegas 1987 auction and Gene Lyon manifest research. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S414, pedigreed to the Caesars Palace auction of September 26, 1987 (lot #50), with original catalog (also with January 1988 Skin Diver magazine reporting on the results), and with original manifest report from Gene Lyon. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida