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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (171)0J, silver-cob shape, extremely rare, Plate Coin in Pradeau

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:7,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (171)0J, silver-cob shape, extremely rare, Plate Coin in Pradeau
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7,500.00USD+ (1,125.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 08 @ 08:50UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (171)0J, silver-cob shape, extremely rare, Plate Coin in Pradeau. S-M30; KM-57.1. 26.9 grams. Very interesting coin with distinguished pedigree that dates to well before the 1715-Fleet finds (but note it very well could have been on the Fleet and salvaged contemporaneously), uniquely struck on a long, somewhat barrel-shaped flan that is typically seen in the silver cobs of this period but not gold, with full shield and cross and oXMJ and a faint 0 (could be 8) of the date above the o of the mintmark (decidedly not a penultimate digit, which would appear closer to the x of the mintmark), VF with a few flat areas and old marks but all the fields coated with a lovely red toning. Plate Coin in Pradeau's 1938 classic Numismatic History of Mexico, first seen on the market in a 1926 London auction and also pedigreed to the 1952 A.N.A. sale.