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Long gold bar #55, 1292 grams, marked with fineness XVI and three dots (16.75K) and foundry/assayer

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:75,000.00 USD Estimated At:75,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD
Long gold bar #55, 1292 grams, marked with fineness XVI and three dots (16.75K) and foundry/assayer
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85,000.00USDto Andover5+ (14,875.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 19:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Long gold bar #55, 1292 grams, marked with fineness XVI and three dots (16.75K) and foundry/assayer AVN / CIBAN, from the Atocha (1622). 8" x 1-1/4" x 5/8". A very clean, bright, smooth and tidily marked bar for its large size, with four very bold (deeply impressed) markings of fineness interspersed with six circular tax stamps, the foundry/assayer full but less bold, with large fineness XVI and three parallel lines (instead of dots) lightly inscribed into the surface (probably the assayer's temporary marking before stamping), several small cuts at one end and a single one at the other end (at least one of which represents the assayer's "bite"), the bottom of the bar typically rough but coral-free, interesting as not listed on the manifest (so possibly contraband). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-GB055.