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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period), no fleurs (unique).

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period), no fleurs (unique).
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period), no fleurs (unique). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.16 grams. This unique piece (a variant of Sellschopp #157) is an error that speaks to the abundance of die-modifications that happened in 3rd-period B, to the point that the engraver simply forgot to punch in any fleurs in Burgundy on the right side of the shield (normally there would be anywhere from five to eight), the whole coin in fact great for study as all the inner details are full and choice, albeit with less legend than the "Great Modules" in the prior three lots, AXF with light toning all over.