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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1713J, unique, ex-Rudman.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Mexico Silver Start Price:15,000.00 USD Estimated At:25,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1713J, unique, ex-Rudman.
SOLD
40,000.00USD+ (8,000.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Nov 17 @ 21:40UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1713J, unique, ex-Rudman. S-M22; KM-unl (R47 for type); Cal-1366. 27.02 grams. As previously stated for the other two big Mexican Royals in this sale (lots 21 and 490), there is just nothing so impressive as one of these massive round coins with full and perfect details, and unlike the other two lots this piece has the distinction of being the ONLY ONE KNOWN, not listed in Lazaro or any other historical references. The closest to it is a handful of known 1711s, but the dies for those are clearly different, particularly with the addition of cross-shaped ornaments at the four "corners" of the shield, an aspect of the 1713 8 escudos Royal as well (lot 21). Also commensurate with the gold is the fact that this is the last issue of a rustic style, as the Royals from 1714 forward are significantly sharper in style and execution (which some believe indicates manufacture by machine), including more polished-looking fields than 1713 and earlier. In any case, the present (unique) 8R example is holed at top as usual and shows some light wear (XF) but is perfectly struck with medallic alignment and exact centering, light toning all over, some green and white sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet.