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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R (Ramirez, 1646-48), extremely rare.

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 IV, assayer R (Ramirez, 1646-48), extremely rare.
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This item SOLD at 2014 May 02 @ 11:50UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R (Ramirez, 1646-48), extremely rare. S-P31; KM-19a. 26.29 grams Bold full P-dot-R to left of doubled shield, in fact one of the clearest examples of this assayer we have ever seen, nearly full cross, Fine with brown toning indicative of debased silver. Elusive examples of this assayer (Ramirez) are in high demand as evidence of the scandal that rocked the mint in the 1640s and eventually led to this assayer's execution.