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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1707Y, housed in elegant frame with original Barry Clifford certifica

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:1,600.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1707Y, housed in elegant frame with original Barry Clifford certifica
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1707Y, housed in elegant frame with original Barry Clifford certificate and diagram of the ship, also accompanied by a color copy of the original artifact photo-card #29447 with inscription and signature from the late Ken Kinkor (Director of Project Research), very rare and desirable provenance. S-P43a; KM-31 ;CT-867. 21-1/2" x 13-1/2". An impressive display, better-than-average coin and utmost desirability for provenance, as everyone would love to have a genuine, fully certified cob from the only pirate treasure ship ever salvaged! The coin is pasted on a mat, so we cannot see the other side, but the pillars side shows a bold date and assayer and a patch of encrustation, with enough of the sides visible to tell it is a solid coin with minimal corrosion. Most important is the accompanying paperwork, which proves this coin was not among a handful that were stolen from the lab and instead is one of several given as personal gifts from Barry Clifford to various supporters, as otherwise Barry would be the first to tell you these things are NOT FOR SALE! This is the third Whydah specimen we have offered, the first two fetching $8,050 and $11,741 respectively. Recovered from: Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts