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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erasure, very rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1500s-1650s Start Price:650.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erasure, very rare.
SOLD
800.00USDto Marco+ (140.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 14:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erasure, very rare. S-P5; KM-5.1; CT-136 (under La Plata). 25.19 grams. Mostly solid specimen (just some loss on about 30% of the edge) with full and clear shield and cross and much legend, the all-important P-erasure-C very clear, light but uneven toning, numismatically popular issue that was once attributed to La Plata. Recovered from: Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico