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Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1711M, choice specimen from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Frank Sedwick collection,

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Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1711M, choice specimen from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Frank Sedwick collection,
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16,000.00USD+ (2,400.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 07 @ 14:16UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1711M, choice specimen from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Frank Sedwick collection, FINEST KNOWN. S-L28; KM-37; CT-214. 13.5 grams. As stated in lot 10, Dr. Frank Sedwick retained some of the best gold cobs he had ever seen--and he saw thousands--among which this lot is hands-down the highest-grade, choicest bold-strike 4 escudos we know of, with HIGH Mint State details (cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves), not much legend but fully round and evenly struck, aligned obverse/reverse axes, lustrous and of a beautiful yellow color. From the 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida, and pedigreed to the study collection of Frank Sedwick, with special photo-certificate.