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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), border of x's on obverse and borde

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), border of x's on obverse and borde
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), border of x's on obverse and border of boxes on reverse. S-P14; KM-5.5. 27.45 grams. Choice VF on a round flan with full crown and shield and cross, much legend, full borders, toned fields but with brown stain in center of reverse, which is also heavily scratched. Curiously, the denomination looks like o-VII due to the final being I placed in the border. We consider this scarce and interesting variety with borders of x's on obverse and boxes on reverse to be a revival of an old, late 3rd-period B style cross side, but of course the possibility exists that the revival was the other way around and what we are calling late 3rd-period B is actually a later resurrection of an earlier shield side (with commas in legend and earlier punches).