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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR, with canvas imprint.

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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR, with canvas imprint.
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Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR, with canvas imprint. S-P40, KM-26, CT-373. 24.6 grams. Bold main date between pillars, partial second date below nearly flat cross, weakly struck and corroded all over but remarkable as showing an imprint of the original canvas bag that contained the coins on the cross side. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection. Recovered from: Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England