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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M to left, rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M to left, rare.
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M to left, rare. S-P2; KM-4.2; CT-323. 13.1 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full and bold legends and crown (very well detailed), full inner details too, the P-M quite clear, all nicely toned and no worse than AVF but with some weak areas, still an impressive example of this rare second-assayer issue, whose neat style has perpetuated the Sellschopp myth that these coins were struck at Lima (proven wrong by documentation), per Calico and some other references. Advanced collectors will want to note that this specimen has the earliest style of lions (not the "flat" lions that came next), which are usually seen on examples with P-M to right (and with smaller M).