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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare, Grade 2, with 1982 certificate.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare, Grade 2, with 1982 certificate.
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare, Grade 2, with 1982 certificate. S-P16; KM-10. 24.03 grams. Broad, oblong, unevenly thick flan with full shield and cross despite light to moderate corrosion, bold mintmark and denomination and most of assayer. Interestingly, the original offering of this coin in 1984 (see pedigree) states it was among a group of coins (all marked as "SR" on the pre-"Mother Lode" certificates) donated to Duke University "for the partial funding of the Robert B. and Mary Alice Massey Endowment of Duke University Divinity School," and R.B. Massey's signature appears on the Original Collector line on the certificate. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate SR1161 from 1982 (hand-signed by curator Leah Miguel), pedigreed to the Coin Galleries auction of July 1994, with original lot-tag 2946. From: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida