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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encased in Lucite.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:125.00 - 200.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encased in Lucite.
SOLD
475.00USDto seventeen_fifteen+ (83.13) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 16:11UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encased in Lucite. KM-47. 131.25 grams, 3" x 2" x 1". An average coin (most of cross and shield with toning in crevices, moderate surface corrosion) totally cocooned in hard, clear plastic embossed near top of one side with AUTHENTIC PIECE OF / EIGHT RECOVERED BY / REAL EIGHT INC. FROM / THE SPANISH FLEET / WRECKED OFF THE COAST / OF FLORIDA IN 1715, intended for a paperweight or small display, undoubtedly the kind of thing that was sold in tourist shops in the 1960s and 1970s but this is the first we have seen. Recovered from: Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida