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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, "GRAT" variety (date on reverse), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Flee

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J,  GRAT  variety (date on reverse), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Flee
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This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 09:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, "GRAT" variety (date on reverse), NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Real Eight, ex-John Pullin (stated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 27.02 grams. The one-year, one-denomination "GRAT" type is notable for finely detailed but somewhat lightly struck elements (also some diagnostic engraving errors, like the fesse of Austria punched over the fleurs of Burgundy and the denomination VIII punched over IIIV), and this coin is no exception; however, what makes this one stand out is the fact that it has none of the typical doubling usually seen on this issue, and the date at the top of the reverse is uncharacteristically full and clear (most of the time it is missing), in addition to the choice full crown and shield and cross, and the bold full oMJ and denomination, the still-present luster slightly mitigated by faint surface graininess. One of the best we have seen of this type. From the The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Gold Cobs from the 1715 Fleet (Nieves site), with Philip Flemming photo-certificate, and pedigreed to the Schulman auction of November 1972 (Real Eight), lot #491 (plated in catalog). Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. NGC #5705320-002.