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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales Royal, 1729N, very rare, ex-Boyd.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Lima Silver Start Price:7,500.00 USD Estimated At:10,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD
Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales Royal, 1729N, very rare, ex-Boyd.
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Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales Royal, 1729N, very rare, ex-Boyd. S-L21; KM-R34a ;CT-616. 26.56 grams. A lovely coin, richly old-toned XF with NO HOLE (very rare thus), just some light old tooling in waves, minor doubling at top of cross, still very attractive and the kind of coin that gets passed down for generations from one important collector to another, this specific example purchased by the current consignor from a 1975 auction that anonymously featured choice cobs from the collection of F.C.C. Boyd, a huge collector in the first half of the 20th century. Similar to, but not a die-match with, Lazaro #23, rated at "RX" (no more than 3 specimens known), and comparable to a specimen that sold for $19,550 in the New York Sale (Baldwin / M & M) of December 2000 (lot #52). Pedigreed to the Superior auction of August 1975 (F.C.C. Boyd collection), with original lot-tag #2026, plated in the catalog.