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Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698R, very rare assayer for date.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698R, very rare assayer for date.
SOLD
4,000.00USD+ (720.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Oct 16 @ 09:18UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1698R, very rare assayer for date. S-L26, KM-27, CT-178. 3.4 grams. Slightly crude design, easily mistaken at first for some kind of contemporary counterfeit, but further study proves it is the very rare (in this denomination) first date of issue for assayer R, with full and choice castle, bold date and R, full cross on other side, fully Mint State (and proper weight) with minute bits of coral in crevices, with desirable certificate. From the 1715 Fleet, with Real Eight Co. certificate.