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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1637TR, very rare.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Potosi Silver Start Price:9,000.00 USD Estimated At:10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1637TR, very rare.
SOLD
11,000.00USDto 3treasures+ (1,650.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2011 Apr 27 @ 18:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1637TR, very rare. S-P27; KM-R19a; CT-383. 27.4 grams. This is an 8R Royal in all its glory: broad, round, fully detailed (including the legends) and richly toned VF, with traces of gilding on reverse but remarkably unholed. In fact, this is technically the only "problem-free" specimen, as the other 4 known are either holed (Lazaro #96 and 97 and Calbeto #1006) or damaged (the Goodman specimen, Superior 6/96, lot #12, described as "heavily gold plated" and "an unprofessional attempt to remove the gilt [sic] left the surfaces with a peculiar texture"). Ours is therefore the finest known, and is sure to appeal to the most sophisticated of collectors.