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Nuevo Reino Colombia cob 8 reales, 1622, assayer A to right, mintmark RN to left, Atocha

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:2,400.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD
Nuevo Reino Colombia cob 8 reales, 1622, assayer A to right, mintmark RN to left, Atocha
SOLD
4,250.00USD+ (743.75) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 14:06UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Nuevo Reino (Bogota, Colombia) cob 8 reales, 1622, assayer A to right, mintmark RN to left, no pomegranate under escutcheon, rare, Grade-1 or -2 quality, with tag but certificate missing. Restrepo-M41.1; S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 17.14 grams. Immense flan with choice full shield and cross and much legend including full date, also nicely toned, but significantly underweight from corrosion, still quite eye-catching for its width alone. With Fisher tag #85A-236095, and pedigreed to our Auction #15 (lot #379). Also accompanying this coin is the November 2007 issue of NI Bulletin, which contains an article by Herman Blanton concerning this very coin and how it should be (and was) re-classified from Philip III to Philip IV in the Restrepo reference. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida