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Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer G, with large, square hole fr

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 700.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna,  Early Series,  assayer G, with large, square hole fr
SOLD
550.00USDto cyrano2 + (104.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 16:39UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer G, with large, square hole from nail in center, rare. S-M2. 13.4 grams. This would be a rather choice coin, with full legends and inner details, lustrous and at least AU for grade, with lovely toning… but the interior of the coin is marred by an unusually large and crude hole, which the consignor says was where an iron nail once held this coin to a large piece of wood, evidence of the age-old story that shipmakers nailed a coin to the bottom of the mast of each galLeón. Found attached to a wooden pole (ship's mast?) in a swampy area on the east coast of Florida.