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Seville, Spain, gold cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, 1644 R, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC cen

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Seville, Spain, gold cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, 1644 R, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC cen
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Seville, Spain, gold cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, 1644 R, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-J.O.B., Calico Onza plate, Calico Numismatica espanola (2008) plate. Cal-1967; KM-112. 26.73 grams. If ever a case could be made for the existence of Royals (galanos) from the Seville mint, this coin would be the one and only candidate, as it is so round and completely detailed, with all legends and crown and inner details full and bold and lightly red-toned, as to surpass the manifest quality of any other cob 8 escudos from that mint, its luster and complete lack of wear (ignoring a few old marks in the upper-right quadrant of the reverse hidden in the toning) reflected in its NGC grade, truly the loveliest example the world has ever seen (among a reported population of just four known) and a numismatic prize beyond compare, with virtually limitless value in today's market, its many appearances in references a testament to its singular beauty. NGC #5960428-002. Pedigreed to the J.O.B. Collection and Plate Coin #74 in Calico's La Onza (2004), both stated on label, also Plate Coin on page 196 of Calico's 2008 edition of Numismatica espanola and Plate Coin #74 in Tauler's Oro Macuquino (2011), with collector's tag.