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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1640s-50s style), with 600-reis countermark

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Silver Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1640s-50s style), with 600-reis countermark
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1640s-50s style), with 600-reis countermark of Brazil (Type III, 1663), rare. S-M19; KM-38. 24.4 grams. Solid, typically barrel-shaped flan with crude details (cross and shield nearly full), but the rare part is the bold and full countermark on the cross side, the first example we have seen from this wreck. From the Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa, with certificate from the salvager.