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Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1716M, 2-year variety with rows and columns of dots, from the Loosdrecht

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1716M, 2-year variety with rows and columns of dots, from the Loosdrecht
SOLD
7,500.00USD+ (1,125.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 07 @ 14:14UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1716M, 2-year variety with rows and columns of dots, from the Loosdrecht (1719). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-28. 27.0 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, both well centered and perfectly defined except for the last digit of the date (which is slightly doubled), both sides inexplicably fraught with extra dots and more dots where lines should appear, XF for wear and somewhat matte surfaces from salvage, rare provenance that was undoubtedly a private cache hidden on the ship, which was salvaged in its own time. From the Loosdrecht, sunk in 1719 off the south of England, with original certificate from the salvager.