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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1611D/F, very rare (anachronistic assayer).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1611D/F, very rare (anachronistic assayer).
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1611D/F, very rare (anachronistic assayer). 25.06 grams. Choice specimen, very solid and broad, with bold full D/F, clear and 100% certain date 1611 (very much out of sequence, as D did not take office till 1618), superb full shield and cross, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion, truly among the very best coins from this wreck, and significant as proving for sure that assayer D occurred with dates before 1618, although it is unclear whether this was due to some kind of lieutenancy under F or was simply careless re-use of older dies. Pedigreed to the Sao Jose research collection, with certificate, booklet, DVD and NGC tag #1974067010. Recovered from: Sao Jose, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa