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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J), very rare and desirable proven

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1660s-1740s Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J), very rare and desirable proven
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6,000.00USDto k*****4+ (1,050.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 29 @ 18:35UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J), very rare and desirable provenance, ex-Sebring. KM-47. 24.52 grams. Nearly full but somewhat weak shield, full but atypically doubled cross, clear mintmark and partial date (1712?), lightly toned, curious shape, highly desirable for its very rare provenance, the only true pirate-ship treasure ever salvaged, whose precious cargo very likely was looted from the remains of the 1715 Fleet by Sam Bellamy or other pirates. Tom Sebring, the current owner of this piece and author of the classic shipwreck-coin-collecting book Treasure Tales (1986), told us he got more enjoyment out of owning this coin than any other shipwreck piece in his collection! Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #452 and with original museum tag #58300 from Maritime Explorations, Inc. / Whydah Project, also accompanied by a copy of Tom Sebring's COINage magazine article "A Coin from the Pirate Ship Whydah" (June 2012) personally inscribed by the author to the winning bidder. Recovered from: Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts