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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer M to right and mintmark P to left of castle, extre

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer M to right and mintmark P to left of castle, extre
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11,000.00USDto c*******o+ (1,925.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 May 02 @ 14:22UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer M to right and mintmark P to left of castle, extremely rare (probably unique). S-P2. 0.9 gram. This small but exciting coin has resided in the consignor's collection since 1974, when it was miscataloged and therefore escaped notice until a footnote in Kurt Dym's 1988 COAC article hinted at its existence, the only specimen known to us and in fact a choice example for any 1/4R, with full and details, including crowns and legends on both sides, beautifully toned VF, a super cob that will surely bring spirited bidding from specialists in Potosi cobs and in 1/4R in general. Pedigreed to the Almanzar auction of April 1974 (mistakenly cataloged there as a 1/2R, lot #327), with original tag, and Plate Coin in Paoletti's Cuartillos Macuquinos de Lima y Potosi (2007).