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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Mexico Silver Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left.
SOLD
600.00USD+ (114.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 17:43UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-43; CT-156. 26.79 grams. Broad round flan with choice full shield and cross, flat peripheries albeit with full crown, fairly clear oMO and denomination 8, hairline edge-splits, VF. Before the discovery of three Charles-Joanna Rincon specimens from the "Golden Fleece wreck" (ca. 1550), this oMO issue was considered the first "dollar" coin of Mexico and is still popular today--in fact, a choice specimen just sold at auction for over $20,000 in September 2018.