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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima" type (Series II), very rare provenance, Seliger Plat

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V,  Star of Lima  type (Series II), very rare provenance, Seliger Plat
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2,000.00USDto gabo2016+ (350.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 12 @ 14:26UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima" type (Series II), very rare provenance, Seliger Plate Coin. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 21.01 grams. Bold full date and 8-V on typically doubled pillars side, full but off-center cross, moderately corroded all over, toning in crevices, edge-split, one of just a handful of "Star of Lima" 8R from this wreck. Plate Coin on page 101 of Isla el Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolacion (2nd ed, 2008), by William Gene Seliger, with multiple certificates and photo-certificates. Recovered from: Consolacion, sunk in 1681 off Isla Santa Clara, Ecuador