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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, billon blanca, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, denomination

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,250.00 - 2,500.00 USD
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, billon blanca, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, denomination
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2,000.00USDto bigsix+ (350.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 22:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, billon blanca, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, denomination I to right, mintmark S-P flanking Gothic R, extremely rare. KM-unl; CT-215. 0.85 gram. Nearly as rare as the billon 11 maravedis in the previous lot is this blanca (also in billon, but this example looks like just copper, and technically from the second series of Santo Domingo coinage, but far rarer than the ubiquitous 4 maravedis), of which this is among the finest of only eight known, its design showing a crowned R (which was supposed to be a Gothic K for KAROLVS) flanked by mintmark S-P on one side and anchor-like crowned Y (for YOHANA) flanked by assayer F and denomination I on the other side, a dark VF specimen with light surface porosity but nearly full details including legends, tiny edge-split. Note: The Estrella reference calls this denomination 1 maravedi, but archival research by Jorge Proctor presented in 2010 (Plus Vltra newsletter, EN RADA Publications) and 2017 (Gaceta Numismatica, ANE) has shown that the lowest denomination, with this exact design, was called a Blanca.