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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:325.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna,  Early Series,  assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between
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Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, motto PLVSVT in rounded panel, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unlisted; Cal-107; S-M1. 5.30 grams. Difficult-to-find assayer and denomination combination, an example of an early type with a mixture of Gothic and crude lettering, dark gunmetal toning, shield side heavily corroded (pitted) but pillars side AU and clear details. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 56 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Recovered from: "Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean