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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V/A, extremely rare variant with motto as PLV

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V/A, extremely rare variant with motto as PLV
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V/A, extremely rare variant with motto as PLVS-VL-TRA. S-P37. 18.8 grams. A corroded coin, to be sure, yet with clear pillars side that shows the unusually-split motto, the only other known specimens of which are Lázaro #127 and the cover coin of the 1995 Menzel booklet The Potosí Mint Scandal and Great Transition of 1652, both of which are considered Royals, which this present coin might be too, just with too much corrosion to know for sure. Also note the 2 bold dates and full shield, some good toning. Recovered from: Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island. With Marex certificate #0018.