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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1634(?)P, Royal-like.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:600.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1634(?)P, Royal-like.
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1634(?)P, Royal-like. S-M19. 13.16 grams. Very similar to lot #649 of our Auction 20 (described as a "crude Royal" of 1637/6P) but apparently an earlier date, this piece is much rounder, broader and better-detailed than the typical issue of the period (yet not perfect like a full-fledged Royal), with choice full shield and cross, bold full oMP (slightly distorted strike) and denomination 4, full crown and clear 163 of date (last digit weak) plus much legend on reverse, elegantly toned and corrosion-free, obviously one of the top coins from this wreck in any case. Recovered from: Concepcion, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola