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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)634T, rare, debased and underweight.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:240.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 450.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)634T, rare, debased and underweight.
SOLD
1,400.00USD+ (245.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 12 @ 21:02UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)634T, rare, debased and underweight. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-476. 18.34 grams. This is a fascinating piece, as it is choice in many ways (full shield and cross, bold date and assayer, VF+ with spotty toning), yet at about 18-1/3 grams it is so underweight (without any clipping or corrosion to account for it) that the only explanation is that this coin was a fraud in its time, in fact exactly the type of coin that was supposed to be recalled and melted in 1649-52.