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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, very rare and popular provenance,

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, very rare and popular provenance,
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, very rare and popular provenance, in original frame with certificate from Betts and Bernstein (Silver Screen Partners) investment. KM-40. Coin: 12.45 grams; frame: 2 lb 4 oz, 21-1/2" x 13-1/2". A solid coin with little or no corrosion visible on the facing-out shield, showing just the bottom half (with a small, natural depression), nicely toned, elegantly framed with its original certificate within the mat at bottom and a color drawing of the ship (postcard) within the mat at top, one of just a few known packages distributed (not sold) to investors in the late 1980s who put their money with Silver Screen Partners (whose chairman, Roland Betts, and president, Tom Bernstein, signed this certificate) for completing the excavation of the Whydah and turning the finds into a museum in Florida, this example also accompanied by its original, barcoded Tyvek artifact tag from 1986, something that most specimens lack. Framed with original Maritime / Betts & Bernstein certificate #20928, and with original Tyvek tag attached. Recovered from: Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts