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Small gold "oro corriente" piece of a small nugget with partial cross stamp applied, 9.19 grams.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Shipwreck Ingots Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 600.00 USD
Small gold  oro corriente  piece of a small nugget with partial cross stamp applied, 9.19 grams.
SOLD
850.00USD+ (161.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 01 @ 10:26UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Small gold "oro corriente" piece of a small nugget with partial cross stamp applied, 9.19 grams. Roughly 3/4" x 3/8" x 1/8". At first this looks like a typical alluvial nugget, with bulbous protrusions from a craggy core, but closer examination reveals that the top and bottom were in fact struck with some sort of stamp (cross-in-circle or shield), no doubt related to the circulation of un-minted gold as stopgap coinage known as "oro corriente," certainly rare and important in any case.