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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima" type, rare, Calico Plate Coin.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Lima Silver Start Price:3,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V,  Star of Lima  type, rare, Calico Plate Coin.
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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, "Star of Lima" type, rare, Calico Plate Coin. S-L5; KM-18.1 ;CT-264. 27.15 grams. Choice VF specimen (particularly rare as non-salvage) with nice full cross, full waves, bold L-*-M above 1659 date in middle, 8-dot-V to left and right (rarer than the variety with V to left and 8 to right that is typical from the "Jupiter wreck" of 1659, hence the present coin is probably from a later striking), king's ordinal IIII in legend, attractively old-toned, just a little double-struck. Plate Coin #264 in Calico's Numismatica espanola, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2004, lot #1992.