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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1, ex-Atocha Research Collection.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1, ex-Atocha Research Collection.
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This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 13:58UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1, ex-Atocha Research Collection. S-P11; KM-3.2; CT-508. 6.30 grams. This coin could pass for non-salvage, as it is entirely corrosion-free and even has toning like that of a circulated coin (VF overall), and its inclusion in the famous Research Collection is no doubt due to that combined with the choice details (full cross and shield, the former slightly doubled, plus full P-A) that typifies this type. Pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection (coin #118), with special Fisher certificate #236533 and updated Fisher certificate, appraisal letter, original archive photo, and spiral-bound copy of the Atocha Research Collection catalog from 1988. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida.

*** NOTE: Any stated "replacement" certificates are not authorized by Mel Fisher's Treasures. Any stated "Fisher tags" refer to printed insert cards (usually barcoded) and not original plastic tags. Any stated "Grade quality" in conflict with the Grade in the Fisher database or on a Fisher certificate is given as our own opinion about quality and does not imply that Mel Fisher's Treasures will or should upgrade the coin to that Grade. By ruling of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Admiralty, Mel Fisher's Treasures is the only entity authorized to (1) authenticate that a coin has been recovered from the Atocha, and (2) assign Grades to coins recovered from the Atocha. ***