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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 178(?)FF, extremely rare denomination from this wre

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 178(?)FF, extremely rare denomination from this wre
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This item SOLD at 2009 Oct 15 @ 17:17UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 178(?)FF, extremely rare denomination from this wreck (only one found). KM-97.2. 10.8 grams. This is the ONLY 4 reales recovered in the entire find, and so it has value well beyond its quality and type might indicate (since there can only be ONE complete denomination set for this wreck), for it is moderately corroded (heavily pitted in places) and the date is not 100% (looks like 1780 or 1782), but at least the bust is well detailed and the crowned arms between pillars is full, with some light toning here and there. Pedigreed to the "Coconut wreck" Research Collection. Recovered from: “Coconut wreck,” sunk ca. 1810 in deep water off Bermuda