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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Mastalir. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 20.40 grams. Choice bold pillars-and-waves, full and well-detailed cross, three dates and assayers, patchy toning, corrosion around edge only. Note that the appendix of Mastalir's book (in which this coin is pictured on page 305) calls this the "first coin positively identified for subtype ba.v with top row 1.PH5 (type S) and date 52 under the cross--new die." Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection and to the Rob McClung collection (our Auction #15, lot #514). Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador