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Long gold "finger" bar #21, fineness XXI (21K), 988 grams, ex-Atocha (1622).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:47,500.00 USD Estimated At:50,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD
Long gold  finger  bar #21, fineness XXI (21K), 988 grams, ex-Atocha (1622).
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55,000.00USD+ (10,450.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:22UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Long gold "finger" bar #21, fineness XXI (21K), 988 grams, ex-Atocha (1622). 9-1/2" long, 1" wide, 7/16" thick. Very neatly cast and curiously curved ingot (probably happened when the metal cooled) with two small cuts at one end (otherwise complete) and cylindrical assayer's "bite" at the other end, Treasure Salvors number 21 stamped in bottom, the top with five clear markings of fineness (XXI all in one box) plus traces of at least ten tax stamps in addition to a very clear SARGOSA / PECARTA foundry cartouche near the uncut end, tiny bits of dark encrustation in crevices, otherwise quite clean and impressive. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #GB021, also pedigreed to the Superior NYINC auction of December 1995, with original lot-tag #205. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida