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London, England, 1/4 laurel (5 shillings), James I (2nd bust), mintmark spur rowel (1619-20).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Gold Start Price:475.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
London, England, 1/4 laurel (5 shillings), James I (2nd bust), mintmark spur rowel (1619-20).
SOLD
475.00USD+ (71.25) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Oct 25 @ 14:03UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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London, England, 1/4 laurel (5 shillings), James I (2nd bust), mintmark spur rowel (1619-20). Sp-2642; KM-68. 2.2 grams. The first appearance of this ingot on the numismatic market was as #3709 in the 1906 catalog of the Estate of Joaquim Gomes de Souza Braga. The next appearance, in 1936, was in a sales price list from Santos Leitão e Cia of Rio Janeiro (item #79). In 1941 the bar was catalogued by Kurt Prober in his monograph Ouro em Pó e em Barras Meio Circulante no Brasil 1754-1833 (listed with its guia and plated as #423 in the 1990 edition), and in fact Prober himself acquired the ingot from Jael de Oliveira Lima in 1947 – but without its guia.