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Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer P/R, PLVS in rhomboid panel w

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Mexico Silver Start Price:4,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna,  Early Series,  assayer P/R, PLVS in rhomboid panel w
SOLD
7,000.00USD+ (1,330.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 20:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer P/R, PLVS in rhomboid panel without dots, extremely rare, NGC AU 50. Nesmith-unl; CT-70 type; S-M4. Full details with subtle rainbow toning that morphs from blue in centers to orange in legends, slightly off-center pillars side. This is a very important transitional issue (totally unknown to Nesmith) using old Rincon dies but with his initial R below pillars partially erased and replaced with P, in contrast to the relatively common P-assayer pieces with assayer to right on the shield side (P to left of shield is also rare). In addition, this is the even-rarer variety without dots inside the rhomboid panel that contains PLVS, which Nesmith did not even identify for assayer R (it should be noted that this is the same arrangement that appears on the famous assayer-R 8 reales, of which three are known). To our knowledge, backed by outside expertise as well, this is the only known example of P/R with rhomboid panel and no dots (a variety that NGC does not mention and list separately in their census). NGC #3739992-008.