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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1630T, rare, NGC AU details / plugged, Murray Plate.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1630T, rare, NGC AU details / plugged, Murray Plate.
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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1630T, rare, NGC AU details / plugged, Murray Plate. S-P26; KM-R19a; Cal-1379. 27.00 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with choice full details including legend and crown with just a hint of doubling in places, lovely rich toning all over, choice grade and quite pretty, the obverse with dot ornaments (obverse die-match with Lazaro #94), X-shaped fleury-cross ornament at top of reverse (no die-match in Lazaro). As stated in the introduction to the "Royal" Collection of Fine Galanos of Potosi in our last auction, the concept of special round presentation pieces at Potosi began in 1626, during a period of abysmal quality control at the mint, but only on an "ad hoc" basis that did not come close to producing the choice pieces that began in earnest in 1630, which is therefore considered the true "first date" and highly sought as a result. NGC #5932410-001. Pedigreed to the Millennia collection (Goldberg auction of May 2008, lot 933), and Plate Coin on page 222 of Glenn Murray’s Guía de las Cantidades Acuñadas, Cecas de Potosí y Lima (2016).