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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, date at 5 o'clock, with full crowned script-F or script-L (uni

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, date at 5 o'clock, with full crowned script-F or script-L (uni
SOLD
2,475.00USDto m****n+ (445.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Oct 16 @ 15:45UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, date at 5 o'clock, with full crowned script-F or script-L (unique) countermark on cross side. S-P35, KM-19b, CT-509. 26.5 grams. If you are a researcher of countermarks, then this coin, perhaps more than any other in this collection, is the one you should study, because the countermark is complete and pristine, yet the letter below the crown does not match any orthography known so far, sort of a thin F with the foot of an L and a short back-curl at the top. Interestingly, this mark is known, listed as Ullian Type MM (rated as U-2, meaning 1 or 2 known, the highest rating) in the Capitana catalog of 1999, but no specimens were cited in the sale. The coin itself is solid, even lustrous in places but plagued by the usual flatness and minor corrosion and even some black staining. Nevertheless, the date, assayer, mintmark and denomination are all visible, and the cross and shield are full. Pedigreed to the Louis Hudson collection. Recovered from: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador