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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

TREASURE AUCTION #8 Session I: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 10:30 am EDT Gold coins, shipwreck ingots and coins, lots 1-1131

Session II: Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:30 am EDT Silver cobs, world silver coins through Germany, lots 1132-2014

Session III: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10:30 am EDT World silver coins starting with Great Britain, artifacts, documents, books, lots 2015-2789 Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC P.O. Box 1964 Winter Park, FL 32790 U.S.A. (407) 975-3325 • Fax (407) 975-3327 www.SedwickCoins.com

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ORDER OF SALE Section Lots Pages Consignors’ biographies .................................................................................................. 8 Shipwreck histories .......................................................................................................... 9-22 SESSION I: Thursday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. EDT Gold cobs by mint .................................................................................... 1-65 ................ 23-31 World gold coins by country .................................................................... 66-389 ............32-72 Shipwreck ingots and bullion .................................................................. 390-421 .......... 72-82 Shipwreck silver coins (chronologically by wreck) ................................. 422-1131 ......... 83-217 SESSION II: Friday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. EDT Silver cobs of Mexico ............................................................................... 1132-1184 .......219-226 Silver cobs of Lima, Peru ......................................................................... 1185-1392 .......227-245 Silver cobs of Potosí, Bolivia ................................................................... 1393-1546 .......246-266 Other silver cobs by country .................................................................... 1547-1702 .......266-283 Ancient coins ............................................................................................ 1702-1744 .......284-289 World silver coins by country, through Germany .................................... 1745-2014 .......290-321 SESSION III: Saturday, October 23, 10:30 a.m. EDT World silver coins by country, starting with Great Britain ...................... 2015-2361 .......323-368 Medals and tokens ................................................................................... 2362-2396 ......369-374 Stamps ...................................................................................................... 2397-2398 ......375 Shipwreck artifacts ................................................................................... 2399-2548 ......377-403 Non-wreck artifacts: Pre-Columbian .................................................................. 2549 ............... 404 Arms/armor/militaria ...................................................... 2550-2594 ......404-412 Jewelry/religious ............................................................... 2595-2608 ......413-414 Miscellaneous ................................................................... 2609-2655 ......415-421 Natural history .................................................................. 2656-2671 ......422-424 Documents: Engravings ........................................................................ 2672-2677 ......425 Historic maps .................................................................... 2678-2683 ......426-427 Manuscripts ...................................................................... 2684-2687 ......427-428 Miscellaneous documents ................................................ 2688-2695 ......428-429 Artwork: Painting ............................................................................. 2696-2697 ......430 Prints ................................................................................. 2698-2701 ......430-431 Posters ............................................................................... 2702 ............... 431 Sculpture ........................................................................... 2703 ............... 431 Media: Books ................................................................................. 2704-2747 ......432-434 Auction catalogs ................................................................ 2748-2786 ......434-436 Magazines ......................................................................... 2787-2788 ......437 Special final lot .................................................................. 2789 ............... 437 5


A note about the order: As the world’s leading purveyors of New World cobs and shipwreck coins, we have always separated and highlighted our cob and shipwreck offerings from the rest of what we sell. We have preserved that arrangement in our auctions as well, with cobs presented in order of establishment of each mint (the rare and unusual mints at the end) and the shipwreck coins, ingots and artifacts presented in chronological order by wreck.

REFERENCES CITED Where possible, in the description for each lot we supply one or more numbers in reference to acknowledged publications in the field. References used in this catalog include the following: CT = Calicó’s Numismática española (2008), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (nine previous editions). KM = Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins, various editions, including Spain, Portugal and the New World. R = Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, second edition (2006). S = Sedwick’s The Practical Book of Cobs, fourth edition (2007). Sp = Spink’s (formerly Seaby’s) Coins of England and the United Kingdom, forty-first edition (2006). Other, more specialized references used in our catalogs can be found on our website.

COIN GRADING and DESCRIPTIVE TERMS From best to worst, UNC is Uncirculated, AU is Almost Uncirculated, XF is Extra Fine, VF is Very Fine, F is Fine, VG is Very Good, and G is Good, with Fair and Poor below that. (“About” or “A” means the coin is just shy of the indicated grade. Mint State refers to lustrous, choice UNC coins.) We do not always assign numismatic grades to sea-salvage and land-burial coins, which were usually Uncirculated (or close to it) before the effects of corrosion and/or cleaning. Corrosion is usually assessed, from least to most, as follows: none, minimal, light, moderate, and heavy. Also note that we sometimes use the abbreviations E for escudos and R for reales in the listings for Spanish and Spanish colonial items.

BOOK GRADING and TERMS We use several standard terms in our book descriptions, as follows: HB or HC = Hardbound (hard cover) SC = Soft cover DJ = Dust jacket ed = Edition (or editor) pp = Pages ex-lib = Ex-library (with stampings and/or card-holders pasted in) Our book grading is very similar to the coin grades above, with top condition indicated as Mint or Near Mint, then Very Fine (VF) for not new but unread (or very slightly read) condition, then Fine (F) for slightly used, Very Good (VG) for moderately used, and Good (G) for well-used condition (with Fair and Poor below that). Any significant damage is separately noted, as opposed to including it in the grade.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS Coin photos in this catalog are generally shown at actual size, with the exception of large lots, which are often reduced, as are most medals, paper money, artifacts, documents, artwork and media. Photos of coins in the most recent NGC capsules have four white intrusions into the rims of the coins due to a special design meant to enable viewing of the edges of those coins.

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TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #8 Live on the Internet, Thursday-Saturday, October 21-23, 2010

Did you notice the change? This is not just a treasure auction—it is also a world coin auction, our first big offering of gold and silver coins from countries all over the world. Like never before, there is certainly something for everyone here. As usual we start with Gold Cobs, more than 50 of them this time (mostly from shipwrecks), including several of the finest known 1715-Fleet specimens: a full-date and exceptionally struck Mexican 8 escudos 1714 and 4 escudos 1715; a nearperfect Lima 2 escudos and probably the finest known Lima cob 1 escudo, both dated 1710 and encapsulated PCGS, the latter MS-64. Also we have no less than nine Fleet “bogeys” (Bogotá 2 escudos). The next section, World Gold Coins, contains over 300 lots, most of them Spanish Colonial “busts,” including: the finest known Mexican 1 escudo 1733/2, recovered by Marty Meylach from the 1733 Fleet and the inspiration for his book Diving to a Flash of Gold; a unique Santiago, Chile, 1 escudo, 1755/4, from the famous Eliasberg collection; and well over 100 Spanish colonial bust 8 escudos by date, most of them starting below melt value. In our Ingots section we feature a collection of large, natural gold nuggets, and in the silver you will see several important 16th-century ingots (including “tumbaga”) and a unique silver “piña” ingot from the Atocha (1622). Our exclusive Shipwreck Silver Coins section offers hundreds of Atocha (1622) silver coins, both rarities and wholesale lots, in addition to coins from dozens of shipwrecks around the world assembled by two different collectors. Our usual Mexico, Lima and Potosí Silver Cobs sections are graced by no less than four Royals (round presentation specimens) in various denominations. The Lima listings are dominated by the collection of Robert Mastalir, including a nearly complete date-run of 1R that contains several unlisted overdates. In Other Cobs we feature and a Santo Domingo 4 reales of Charles-Joanna (one of very few ever offered at auction) and a large collection of dated cobs from mainland Spanish mints. Following a short but varied Ancient Coins offering (our first), the expanded World Silver Coins section comprises over 600 lots, with particular emphasis on Colombia (featuring Part II of the Herman Blanton collection) and the British Isles (Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland). After that we feature a large collection of British Admiral Vernon medals. As usual, our exclusive Shipwreck Artifacts section is loaded with interesting items, but of particular significance are a unique Tarascan (Mexican) silver rodela (plate) from the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528) and a large gold-and-emerald pendant and gold religious medallion and chain from the 1715 Fleet. You will also see page after page of small artifacts from the 1733 Fleet, the collection of Marty Meylach himself. In Non-wreck Artifacts we offer a large selection of colonial-era weapons, mainly flintlocks and swords, as well as several natural history items like fossils and scrimshaw. We round out our auction as usual with Documents and Media (books and catalogs), ending with a special, full-color, hardbound, limited edition #1 of 50 copy of the much-anticipated The “Tumbaga” Saga, by our own Agustín García-Barneche, which he will personally inscribe to the winning bidder. In all it comes to 2789 lots, by far our biggest and most comprehensive auction. With so much to choose from, we guarantee there is something for everyone, and in case you didn’t already know: BIDDING IS FUN! Good luck, everyone.

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CONSIGNORS’ BIOGRAPHIES The Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver-cob minors

The Marty Meylach collection of shipwreck coins and artifacts

L to R: Mariano Cohen, Roberto Mastalir, Carlos Janson, Emilio Paoletti Roberto Mastalir’s cob collection began with a chance encounter in 1983 with a Potosi cob (dated, appropriately enough, 1683), sparking a liquidation of a 35-year philatelic collection and an ongoing love affair with cobs. While running his family’s hotel business in Ecuador, Roberto found that cobs were readily available in his area but poorly understood and greatly underappreciated. He took full advantage of these facts and steadily built his cob collection, at first just Potosi but then Lima as well. He also collected more modern coins (both colonial and republican) of the various South American countries and put together a library of reference books. Resorting to US coin dealers and auction houses when the local cob supply dried up throughout the 1990s, Roberto became a loyal and savvy Sedwick client and friend. The discovery and salvage of important cob-bearing shipwrecks off the coast of Ecuador in the late 1990s was a boon for Roberto, and steered him into a rich area of research that is now his specialty: the debased and countermarked Potosi cobs of the 1640s and the transitional issues of 1652. We hope to see a comprehensive book on the topic from him soon! Selling his hotel and tourism operation in 2009 opened the door for an ideal “numismatically oriented retirement” (in his words), and after more than 25 years of coin collecting and study, he has decided to focus on his main love of Potosi cobs—all denominations and dates—and sell off his Lima collection and other coins. In this auction we proudly present Roberto’s Lima cob collection and note that it is probably the most complete date-run of ½, 1 and 2 reales to be offered since Sellschopp in 1988. Current Lima cob collectors will not want to miss the opportunity.

Marty and his wife Mary with recoveries from the first “blower” hole made by his 80’ steel salvage vessel, Hooker’s Holiday, while anchored over the site of the Maravillas (1656) in 55 feet of water on the Little Bahama Bank. Any treasure library worth its salt contains at least one edition of Diving to a Flash of Gold, a landmark 1971 work by Marty Meylach that not only detailed all the known wrecks of the Florida Keys but also opened the public’s eyes to the thrill of treasure diving, not to mention the notoriety and infamy that come along with it. Marty was just 14 when he set off on his self-described “voyage of exploration” that eventually took him adventuring to shipwrecks as far and wide as the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas, Canada, Peru, Ecuador and even the Galapagos Islands. While earning commendations for saving some sixteen lives in five rescues at sea, Marty also amassed a great collection of salvaged treasures, which he has used for educational demonstrations for several decades. In this auction we offer but a portion of Captain Marty’s recovered treasures, including many items mentioned and pictured in his famous book.

The Herman Blanton collection of Colombian Republic silver coins In this auction we present Part II of the Colombian Republic silver collection of Herman Blanton. An active collector and researcher in the field since 1983, and longtime contributor and current editor of the NI Bulletin magazine of Numismatics International, Herman has narrowed his focus to the even more challenging area of Colombian cobs (he maintains the educational site www.macuquina.com) and has decided to liquidate his Republic collection for others to enjoy. He recently donated the 20th-century portion of his collection to the KHM museum in Vienna, which houses the Habsburg family collections, in order that those coins may be preserved and made available for future generations to study.

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SHIPWRECK (AND HOARD) HISTORIES Throughout this catalog we offer coins, ingots and artifacts from many dozens of different shipwrecks and hoards—”treasure” in the truest sense. So as not to break up the flow of the catalog in the listings, we offer the history behind each wreck here in chronological order. Some lots in the catalog do not have histories here either because we have no further information or what we do know is brief enough to include with the lots. Please feel free to contact us for more information about any of these wrecks or about shipwrecks or treasure in general.

“Hoi An hoard,” sunk in the late 1400s off Vietnam In the early 1990s fishermen off the Hoi An coast of Vietnam began to haul in Chinese porcelains that were eventually discovered to have come from the remains of a 15th-century trading vessel. In 1997 a joint venture between the Malaysian salvage company Saga and the government-sanctioned Vietnam Salvage Company (VISAL) officially surveyed and then excavated the wreck and retrieved tens of thousands of porcelains. After division with the government and various museums, the various pieces comprising the so-called “Hoi An hoard” were then sold at auction in Los Angeles by Butterfields in 2000 for a total of $2.8 million.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean This wreck was nicknamed for a royal stamping (“Golden Fleece”) on several of the gold “finger” bars (ingots) it yielded. Practically all the coins from this wreck were Mexican Carlos-Juana silver coins (all assayers prior to S), including several rarities, the most important being three specimens of the Rincón “Early Series” 8 reales of 1538, the very first 8 reales ever struck in the New World (the best of which achieved a record in 2006 for the highest amount ever paid at auction for a Spanish colonial coin: $373,750!). To date the finders of the wreck have not identified the wreck or disclosed its exact location, but they affirm it was in international waters in the northern Caribbean. Though it was a relatively small find of a few thousand coins at most, it has been the primary source for Mexican CarlosJuana coins on the market since the mid-1990s. Perhaps more impressive than the coins from this wreck are the few dozen gold and silver ingots it has yielded, all of which have entered the market exclusively through Daniel Frank Sedwick. The varying purities of these bars are reminiscent of the “tumbaga” bars (see above), although the later gold ingots were been cast in somewhat standard shapes (“fingers”) and sizes. The silver ingots from this wreck, popularly known as “splashes,” were simply poured onto the ground, leaving a round, flat mound of silver that was subsequently stamped with a tax stamp in the form of a crowned C for King Charles I and/or a fineness in the usual block Roman numerals in parts per 2400, much like the karat system we use today. The gold ingots also show a fineness marking, but no tax stamps or other markings, in parts per 24, with a dot being a quarter karat. Many of the silver and gold ingots from this wreck were cut into two or more parts, presumably to divide into separate accounts.

“Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island Before there were coins and Spanish Treasure Fleets, Hernán Cortés and his men acquired treasure in the form of Native-American gold and silver artifacts that were melted down in Mexico for easier transportation. The variable-fineness ingots thus created were known to archeologists but were not thought to exist until the discovery of a wreck full of them off Grand Bahama Island in 1992. After the salvage of what ultimately was determined to be a ca.-1528 wreck, the ingots came to be known as “tumbaga” bars and were subsequently distributed to the collecting community by Frank and Daniel Sedwick. Like most official Spanish colonial bullion, each bar was marked with the fineness (the gold in parts per 24, the silver in parts per 2400) and assayer, and especially with tax stamps to show that the king got his cut. On these particular bars the tax stamps show a legend that reads CAROLVS QVINTVS IMPERATOR for Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (who was also Charles I of Spain, son of Queen Joanna). Each bar is described in detail in the 1993 book Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, by Douglas Armstrong, a professional conservator hired by the salvage company to clean and preserve all the silver “tumbaga” bars. A new publication in the works by Agustín García-Barneche should soon shed more light on the history and manufacture of these ingots.

Spanish 1554 Fleet sunk off Padre Island, Texas The 1554 Fleet consisted of four caravels, the San Andrés, the Santa María de Yciar, the San Estéban, and the Espíritu Santo, all but the first of which foundered off what is now Padre Island in a violent storm. There were many survivors, but natives killed nearly all of them. Much of the treasure was salvaged soon afterward by the Spanish. In the 1960s two of the ships were rediscovered and salvaged by an out-of-state company, causing controversy by removing what Texans thought should belong to their state. (The third wreck-site was apparently obliterated by a dredging operation in the late 1940s on what is known as the Mansfield Cut, a manmade inlet.) Texas conducted its own excavations on the two sites in the 1970s. The 1554 Fleet wrecks have yielded almost exclusively Mexican coinage of Carlos-Juana (up to and including assayer S), some of which still washes up on the beaches of Padre Island. Even when found on the beach, these coins are illegal to own in Texas, which has declared

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them all to be the property of the State, but they do trade freely elsewhere. Uncleaned specimens (mostly beach finds) are distinctively rusty in color and therefore are usually distinguishable from coins from the “Golden Fleece wreck” above.

Unidentified (presumably Spanish) wreck sunk ca. 1590 off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico Salvaged surreptitiously by Florida divers, this wreck yielded Philip II cobs of Mexico, Lima and Potosi, some in remarkably good condition. Many of this wreck’s coins are recognizable by their jagged, truncated edges (from corrosion) with pristine interior details. Without consideration of that characteristic pattern of corrosion, the coins from this wreck can pass for Atocha (1622) coins, which is how many of them were successfully sold with fraudulent Atocha certificates in the 1990s.

Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic In 1554 the Spanish fleet coming from Mexico, consisting of four caravels, the San Andrés, the Santa María de Yciar, the San Estéban, and the Espíritu Santo, hit a violent storm and foundered off of what is now Padre Island, Texas, where it is known that all but the first mentioned sank. The one ship that escaped, the San Andrés, did make it to Havana, but just barely, and its treasure had to be offloaded onto other vessels for the journey through the Bahama Channel and up the Straits of Florida and back to Spain. Archival records in Spain indicate that not all of the treasure from the San Andrés made it there, however. In addition to a documented loss off Portugal, there is some evidence that these ships were hit by another storm and lost somewhere in the northern Caribbean, at least one of them hitting the east coast of Florida and being salvaged by the Ais Indians. A few coins found on the east coast of Florida in recent decades, particularly in the vicinity of Cape Canaveral, seem to confirm this. Archival records also indicate that some of the treasure from the San Andrés was brought to and left at Puerto Rico to be retrieved later in the 1550s. The material we are seeing on the market today (coins, ingots and some artifacts like plates with markings) is identical to what was found off Texas, so it MUST have come from the same 1554 shipment originally, and is therefore most likely the part that was offloaded from the San Andrés in Havana. Because the salvagers say the source is somewhere off the Dominican Republic, it may have more to do with the part that was left in Puerto Rico than with the losses in the Bahama Channel.

San Martín, sunk in 1618 off the east coast of Florida Known locally as the “Green Cabin wreck,” the San Martín, sunk in a storm on its way to Spain from Havana, was the almiranta (the Admiral’s ship, effectively the rear guard of any Spanish convoy) of the Honduran Fleet of 1618. As that Fleet was nowhere near the size of the fleets from Mexico and South America, the San Martín was not carrying a large amount of coins or other treasure, most of which was salvaged by the Spanish after the sinking anyway. Modern salvage efforts on the site since the 1960s, as well as finds on the beach opposite the wreck, have yielded a few Mexican and Potosi cobs in generally poor condition.

“Rill Cove wreck,” sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England The name and nationality of the ship are unknown and even the date of sinking is not certain. All we know is that records of its local salvage began in 1618. After rediscovery of the wreck by Ken Simpson and Mike Hall in 1975, eventually some 3,000 coins were recovered and sold, all silver cobs, mostly Mexican, but also from Potosí and Spain. Most of the coins are thin from corrosion but with dark toning on fields to enhance details. Because it is rather early, this wreck has yielded several important rarities like the F-oD dual-assayer issue from Mexico.

Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off the Island of Mozambique, east of Africa Discovered in 2001 by Arqueonautas and code-named IDM002, the Espadarte was a Portuguese nau that sank in May or June of 1558 after breaking her mast and being stranded in about 9 meters of water off Mozambique Island. She was on a return trip to Portugal from India and was carrying gold and porcelains, most of which was salvaged soon after sinking but at least some of which remained on the sea-bed until our time.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 on the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar (east of Africa) This relatively obscure wreck sank on a reef at night due to pilot error, following which the captain and crew absconded with the one useable lifeboat, leaving some 400 or more passengers to perish on the wreck. The Santiago was found again and salvaged in the late 1970s by Ernest Erich Klaar and eventually yielded thousands of silver cobs (marketed in the 1980s) of both Spain and Spanish America (particularly the mints of Seville and Mexico). This shipwreck is also numismatically notable as one of only two wrecks (along with the Atocha of 1622) to have produced the extremely rare cobs of the Panama mint.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Arguably the most famous of all Spanish galleons salvaged in our time, the Atocha was the almiranta of the 1622 Fleet, which left Havana several weeks late and ran afoul of a hurricane. Eight of the 28-ship fleet were lost, wrecked on the reefs between the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys or sunk in deeper water. Five people survived the sinking of the Atocha and were rescued by another vessel, but the wreck itself was scattered after another hurricane hit the site exactly one month later. The Spanish were never able to salvage what was one of the richest galleons ever to sail.

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São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa

The cargo of the Atocha did not see light again until 1971, when the first coins were found by the now-famous salvager Mel Fisher and his divers, who recovered the bulk of the treasure in 1985 and thereby unleashed the largest supply of silver cobs and ingots the market has ever seen. Well over 100,000 shield-type cobs were found in all denominations above the half real, the great majority of them from Potosí, as were also the approximately 1,000 silver ingots (most the size of bread loaves). A handful of gold 1- and 2-escudos cobs were also recovered, mostly from mainland Spanish mints, but also a few from Colombia, officially the first gold coins ever struck in the New World. The Atocha was also the source for most or all of the first silver cobs struck in Colombia, as well as a few early coins from Mexico, Lima, Spain and even Panama. Even more significant were the many gold ingots, jewelry items, emeralds and other artifacts. Because of Mel Fisher’s huge publicity and because much of the treasure was distributed to investors at high ratios compared to their investment amounts, the coins from the Atocha have always sold for much more—anywhere from 2 times to 10 times—than their non-salvage counterparts, even in the numismatic market. (The “glamour market” in tourist areas elevates these coins to as much as twenty times their base numismatic value!) Individually numbered certificates with photos of each coin are critical to the retention of an Atocha coin’s enhanced value. Accompanying barcode tags with the coins also make it possible to replace lost certificates through a database system at the Fisher operation in Key West. With some exceptions each certificate also specifies the coin’s Grade, from 1 (highest) to 4 (lowest), a highly subjective evaluation of corrosive damage and overall quality. Most Atocha silver coins are also recognizable by their shiny brightness, the result of a somewhat controversial cleaning and polishing process catering more to noncollectors than to serious numismatists.

The São José was the almiranta of a fleet carrying Francisco da Gama (grandson of the famous Vasco da Gama) from Lisbon, Portugal, to his new post as Viceroy in Goa, India, when the ships were attacked at night on July 22 by an Anglo-Dutch fleet off Mozambique. Suffering from disease, the captain and crew of the São José at first tried to ground her but ended up sinking in deeper water, taking many chests of Spanish silver with her. The English and Dutch made off with some of the cargo and 100 prisoners from the São José, with hundreds more people and the bulk of the treasure lost to the sea. In 2003 the salvage company Arqueonautas located the wreck and eventually recovered just over 20,000 silver cobs (all 8 and 4 reales) from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

Campen, sunk in 1627 off the Isle of Wight, England The East Indiaman Campen was part of a seven-ship fleet that encountered a heavy storm off the Isle of Wight in October of 1627. Seeking safety in the Solent north of the island, four of the ships attempted to navigate through the Needles rocks at the island’s westernmost tip and two of them—the Campen and the Vliegende Draecke (“Flying Dragon”)—sank nearby. Soon after, all of the latter ship’s cargo was saved, but only a couple thousand silver coins were recovered from the Campen, leaving about 8,000 coins to be found in our time. Most of these silver coins, recovered by divers beginning in June of 1979, were Dutch “lion” daalders, but they also included a few cobs, which are very rarely seen on the market today.

“Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs dating up to and including 1628 in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, by the Dutch pirate and national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support any of the attributions. Spanish archival research suggested a new name, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which sank in that general area in 1624. Since dates on the recovered coins extend past 1624, this attribution must be incorrect. A more recent recovery in the 1990s off Lucayan Beach turned up similar material, but no further clues as to the ship’s (or ships’) identity. Practically all of the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer-D period, some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which are rare. Expect to pay a modest premium for specimens in white clamshell boxes produced by Spink & Son (London) in the 1960s for a promotion that capped off years of disagreements between the salvagers, their backers and the Bahamian government.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida From the same hurricane-stricken 1622 Fleet as the Atocha (above), the Santa Margarita sank on a reef within sight of the Atocha and was found in 1626 by Spanish salvagers, who recovered only roughly half its treasure. The other half was found by Mel Fisher and company in 1980. Margarita’s treasures were similar to those found on the Atocha, with fewer coins in comparatively worse condition overall (yet not as harshly cleaned afterward). As with Atocha coins, original Fisher certificates are critical to the premium value for these coins, which is on par with Atocha coins. In 2008 divers with the subcontractor company Blue Water Recovery found more gold on the Santa Margarita and also a lead box stuffed full of pearls.

“Dry Tortugas wreck,” sunk ca. 1622 off the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West, Florida Presumably a sister-ship to the Atocha and Santa Margarita of the 1622 Fleet (above), the “Dry Tortugas wreck” was discovered in 1989 and reworked in 1991 by Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology. Among the finds were numerous gold bars (but no silver bars) and about 1,200 heavily eroded silver cobs similar in composition to the Atocha finds, all picked from the ocean floor by a robot. Cannons and other artifacts expected on a typical galleon were notably absent. The bulk of the treasure was eventually sold to a store/museum in Key West that later went bankrupt. Years later it all turned up at a bankruptcy auction, where the bulk of the treasure was repurchased by some of the former principals of Seahawk for a new museum.

Batavia, sunk in 1629 off Western Australia The story of the Batavia is a shockingly sordid tale of mutiny and murder on the coast of a continent that had not yet been settled by Europeans. The Batavia was a Dutch East Indiaman in the company of six other ships bound for the East Indies late in 1628, and she was carrying twelve chests of silver coins. Just before a proposed mutiny was to take place on board the Batavia, which had long since become separated from the other ships, the Batavia suddenly struck a reef off

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the islands known as the Abrolhos in the night of June 4, 1629, due to a swifter passage across the Indian Ocean than was expected. While the ship’s commander departed for the colony of Batavia (modernday Jakarta, Indonesia) to bring assistance, the mutineers took charge of the remaining survivors and systematically murdered most of them before the commander returned several weeks later with help. Soon after, the commander recovered ten of the ship’s chests of coins in addition to some loose coins from a chest that had been already been opened, which left nearly ten thousand coins to be found in our time. The Batavia was rediscovered in 1963 and full-scale salvage commenced in 1973, under the guidance of the Western Australian Museum. Nearly all the coins were European, but at least four Mexican silver cobs were among the finds.

“San Francisco wreck,” sunk ca. 1649 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa The identity of this wreck is unknown, its nickname simply corresponding to the nearest land-area to the wreck (São Francisco) on the island of Santiago. The salvage firm Arqueonautas worked the wrecksite in 1999-2000, and though unable to identify the vessel, they theorized it was a “Spanish ship with a Portuguese Captain with money to buy slaves.” The first finds from the “San Francisco wreck,” including an extremely rare silver-plated astrolabe dated 1645, were sold by Sotheby’s (London) in December, 2000, buried in a clocks and watches auction that got little publicity in the shipwreck-collecting field. The relatively few coins from this wreck, all silver cobs from Mexico and Potosí in the mid- to late 1640s, are generally rare and appear to date just before the massive recall and melting in 1649 at Potosí that so significantly altered worldwide usage of Spanish colonial cobs.

“Mesuno hoard,” lost ca. 1636 in the Magdalena River near Bartolomeo de Honda, Colombia The name of this hoard comes from “El Mesuno,” the local name for a bend in the river where, in 1935, many hundreds of Bogotá cob 2 escudos were found in the riverbank. The latest of the coins, most of which did not show their peripheral dates, was 1636. No one knows how or why the hoard was lost; but it is known that Honda was where freshly struck coins from the Bogotá mint were offloaded from mules and put aboard riverboats to take the coins to Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, where the coins were loaded onto galleons ultimately headed for Spain. Whether due to the sinking of a vessel or not, the “Mesuno Hoard” has been one of the world’s most important sources of gold cobs—basically the only source for Bogotá gold cobs of the early 1630s.

Lastdrager, sunk in 1653 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland The Dutch East India Co. flute Lastdrager set sail for Batavia (modern-day Jakarta, Indonesia) in February of 1653, during the first Anglo-Dutch war, which made passage through the English Channel unsafe. The alternate route north around the Shetland Islands proved to be equally dangerous in stormy conditions, which ultimately led to her demise. Only 26 people survived and only two chests of treasure were saved, amounting to a small portion of the total of 37,500 guilders she was carrying. Modern salvage efforts in the early 1970s yielded over 500 coins and some artifacts. The bulk of the treasure is believed to be in the still-missing stern section.

Concepción , sunk in 1641 off the northeast coast of Hispaniola

Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

The Concepción was one of the most significant Spanish wrecks of all time, serving the Spanish with a loss of over 100 tons of silver and gold treasure. The almiranta of a 21-ship fleet, the Concepción was already in poor repair when the Europe-bound fleet encountered a storm in September of 1641, leaving her disabled and navigating under makeshift sails amid disagreement among its pilots about their location. Weeks later, she grounded on a reef in an area now named the Silver Shoals, just east of another shoal known as the Abrojos, which the pilots were trying to avoid. After another storm hit the wrecked ship and the admiral and officers left in the ship’s only longboat, the remaining crew resorted to building rafts from the ship’s timbers. Survivors’ accounts pointed to drowning, starvation and even sharks for the approximately 300 casualties. In the fallout that ensued, none of the survivors could report the wreck’s location with accuracy, so it sat undisturbed until New England’s William Phipps found it in 1687 and brought home tons of silver and some gold, to the delight of his English backers. The Concepción was found again in 1978 by Burt Webber, Jr., whose divers recovered some 60,000 silver cobs, mostly Mexican 8 and 4 reales, and also some Potosí and rare Colombian cobs, including more from the Cartagena mint than had been found on any other shipwreck. Unlike the Maravillas 15 years later, the Concepción did not yield any gold cobs in our time, and any significant artifacts found were retained by the government of the Dominican Republic who oversaw the salvage. The bulk of the silver cobs found on the Concepción were heavily promoted, even in department stores. The site is still worked from time to time with limited success.

This wreck was the largest loss ever experienced by the Spanish South Seas (Pacific) Fleet, of which the Jesus María de la Limpia Concepción was the capitana (“captain’s ship” or lead vessel) in 1654. Official records reported the loss of 3 million pesos of silver (2,212 ingots, 216 chests of coins, and 22 boxes of wrought silver), augmented to a total of as much as 10 million pesos when contraband and private consignments were taken into account. By comparison, the entire annual silver production in Peru at that time was only about 6-7 million pesos! Obviously overloaded, the Capitana sank technically due to pilot error, which drove the ship onto the reefs south of the peninsula known as Punta Santa Elena, a geographic feature the pilot thought he had cleared. Twenty people died in the disaster. For eight years afterward, Spanish salvagers officially recovered over 3 million pesos of coins and bullion (with probably much more recovered off the record), leaving only an unreachable lower section for divers to find in our time. Ironically, the main salvager of the Capitana in the 1650s and early 1660s was none other than the ship’s silvermaster, Bernardo de Campos, who was responsible for the ship’s being overloaded with contraband in the first place. The wreck was rediscovered in the mid-1990s and salvaged (completely, according to some) in 1997. After a 50-50 split with the Ecuadorian government in 1998, investors sold most of their half of the more than 5,000 coins recovered at auction in 1999. Almost exclusively Potosí 8 and 4 reales, the coins were a healthy mix of countermarked issues of 1649-1652, transitional issues of 1652, and

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the 193 people on board were able to reach the shore, and seven of them soon left in the ship’s pinnace to seek help in Batavia. When authorities there learned of the wreck, several attempts were made to rescue the other survivors and, more important, the eight chests of treasure, but no sign of the wreck or survivors was ever found. The wreck remained undiscovered until 1963 when spear-fishermen stumbled upon it and began to recover coins and artifacts. Subsequent salvage efforts, primarily under the supervision of the Western Australian Museum, whose certificates often accompany the coins and carry a small premium, have yielded only about half of the total coins officially recorded to be on board this ship.

post-transitional pillars-and-waves cobs of 1653-1654, many in excellent condition and expertly conserved. As an interesting footnote, the very coins salvaged from the Capitana by the Spanish in 1654 were lost again on the Maravillas wreck of 1656 (see next), and some of those coins salvaged from the Maravillas were lost again in the wreck of the salvage vessel Madama do Brasil off Gorda Cay (Bahamas) in 1657. Furthering Spain’s woes was the destruction of another treasure fleet in 1657 by English marauders fresh from a victory in the Bay of Cádiz off Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island San Miguel el Arcángel (“Jupiter wreck”), sunk in 1659 off Jupiter Inlet, east coast of Florida

As the almiranta of the homebound Spanish fleet in January of 1656, the Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas was officially filled with over five million pesos of treasure (and probably much more in contraband, as was usually the case). That treasure included much of the silver salvaged from the South Seas Fleet’s Capitana of 1654 that wrecked on Chanduy Reef off Ecuador (see above). The ill-fated treasure sank once again when the Maravillas unexpectedly ran into shallow water and was subsequently rammed by one of the other ships of its fleet, forcing the captain to try to ground the Maravillas on a nearby reef on Little Bahama Bank off Grand Bahama Island. In the ensuing chaos, exacerbated by strong winds, most of the 650 people on board died in the night, and the wreckage scattered. Spanish salvagers soon recovered almost half a million pesos of treasure, followed by more recoveries over the next several decades, yet with over half of the official cargo still unfound. The first rediscovery of the Maravillas in the twentieth century was by Robert Marx and his company Seafinders in 1972, whose finds were featured in an auction by Schulman in New York in 1974. Included among the coins in this sale were some previously unknown Cartagena silver cobs of 1655 and countermarked Potosí coinage of 1649-1651 and 1652 transitionals, in addition to many Mexican silver cobs and a few Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The second big salvage effort on the Maravillas was achieved by Herbert Humphreys and his company Marex in the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in two big sales by Christie’s (London) in 1992 and 1993, which featured many Bogotá cob 2 escudos, more Mexico and Potosí silver cobs, and several important artifacts. The most recent big sale of Maravillas finds, presumably from one of the many salvage efforts from the 1970s and 1980s, took place in California in 2005, again with a good quantity of Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The wreck area is still being searched today, but officially the Bahamian government has not granted any leases on the site since the early 1990s. It is possible the bulk of the treasure is still to be found.

As well known as this wreck has become among the Florida treasure community and shipwreck collectors around the world, surprisingly little has been written about it, and not one major auction has been dedicated to its finds. The San Miguel was not a big treasure galleon in a huge convoy; rather, she was a lone aviso, a smaller ship for carrying letters and other communications quickly back to Spain. But unlike most avisos, the San Miguel was carrying some important treasure, as it was in the right time and place to take on samples of the unauthorized “Star of Lima” coinage of 1659 for the King to see. In October the San Miguel encountered a hurricane off the southeast coast of Florida, grounded on a sandbar, and broke apart rapidly, leaving only 34 survivors among the 121 people on board. Those survivors were all quickly captured by natives (Ais) and therefore had no opportunity to salvage the scattered wreck. Today only parts of the wreck of the San Miguel have been found, discovered by lifeguard Peter Leo in 1987, in about 10 to 20 feet of water and under as much as 20 feet of sand. Salvage is ongoing. Besides a couple of gold ingots and one large silver ingot, the yield to date has been modest, mostly low-end silver cobs of Mexico and Potosí, a good amount of the rare 1659 “Star of Lima” silver coinage, a couple Bogotá gold cobs, and some rare Cartagena silver cobs. All were sold through various dealers and private transactions. If the hull of the ship is ever found, as the salvagers think it will be, the market may finally see some of the gold cobs of the “Star of Lima” issue of 1659.

Sacramento, sunk in 1668 off Bay of All Saints, Bahia, Brazil The lead vessel of a 50-ship annual convoy between Lisbon, Portugal, and Bahia, Brazil, the Sacramento hit a sandbar at night and sank in a squall on May 5, 1668, sending some 400 people to their grave. Official Brazilian government salvage on the wreck took place beginning in 1976, at some point involving the famed salvager Robert Marx. Because it was chiefly a military vessel sailing from Portugal to Brazil, the Sacramento was carrying just a few consumer goods (like textiles) and not any significant amount of coins. Nevertheless, what little from the salvaging of this ship has reached collectors has been almost exclusively Portuguese silver coins with Brazilian countermarks from 1663, although a few Spanish colonial cobs (also countermarked) and a few artifacts have surfaced too.

Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk in 1656 off Western Australia Much has been written about the loss and salvage of this Dutch East India Company trading vessel (known as an East Indiaman), which some consider to be Australia’s counterpart to Florida’s 1715 Fleet in terms of availability of reasonably priced cobs for collectors. In contrast to the Spanish treasure wrecks, the Vergulde Draeck carried only a modest amount of just silver cobs (eight chests totaling 45,950 coins), mostly Mexican but also some cobs from Potosí and Spain as well as some Colombian rarities. The ship was on its way from the Netherlands to Batavia (modern-day Jakarta, Indonesia) when suddenly it found itself wrecked on a reef some three miles from land in the early morning hours of April 28, 1656. Only 75 of

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Teresa, captained by Don Manuel de Galarza, was lost, and several other vessels had to return to Cartagena. Then, while en route to Havana, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción y San Ignacio de Loyola hit a reef just past Cape San Antonio, Cuba, and was set afire after its cargo was salvaged. Reaching Havana on June 1, the ragtag 1681 Fleet finally made it back to Spain on September 2. The various lost ships of the 1681 Fleet have been salvaged off and on in modern times. While it would seem that the location of each wreck would indicate its identity, the fact is that most sources have not been well documented, and the wrecks of pirate ships with loot from the same fleet are possible as well.

Unidentified wreck sunk ca. 1671 in Seville Harbor, Spain The city of Seville is situated on the Guadalquivir River, about 50 miles inland from the ocean port of Cádiz, where treasure from the New World arrived on sea-going galleons. From there the treasure sailed upriver by boat to Seville. Sometime in 1671 it is believed one of these boats sank outside Seville, or at least its treasure was lost there somehow in the river, for in the mid-1990s a large hoard of obviously salvaged silver cob 8 and 4 reales of Potosí, none dated later than 1671, and mostly in decent condition, began to emerge from markets in Spain without provenance but reportedly found in Seville Harbor during the installation of a fiber-optic cable across the river. It should be noted that the same type of coins (with characteristics identical to those from the Seville wreck) have been sold in recent years as having come from the so-called “Señorita de Santa Cristina” of 1672 off Cádiz, but we can find no record of this ship or its salvage.

1681 Fleet (“Porto Bello wreck”), sunk in 1681 off Porto Bello, Panama The 1681 “Tierra Firme” Fleet, commanded by Juan Antonio Vicentelo de Leca y Herrara, better known as the Marqués de Brenes, left Cádiz, Spain, on January 28, 1681, and reached Cartagena, Colombia, on April 2. From there a small armada of 12 ships was sent out to assess the danger of pirates in the area, as this was the age of Henry Morgan and other privateers on the Spanish Main. Bad weather also intervened, and it was not till November that the 1681Fleet finally left Cartagena bound for Porto Bello, Panama. As the Fleet approached Porto Bello, strong winds and hard rain prevented the pilots from recognizing the land until nighttime, by which time they had passed their destination and found themselves near dangerous reefs off the Islas Naranjos. The Capitana (lead vessel), Santo Cristo de San Agustín y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, immediately anchored and signaled the rest of the fleet to anchor as well. It was too late for the merchant nao Boticaria, which struck a reef there at midnight on November 29, but gently enough that almost everyone on board was saved. Rescue boats soon arrived. As the Boticaria stayed on the reef for three days before sinking, salvagers were able save almost everything. Meanwhile, news came in that another ship in the fleet, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, had wrecked on another reef near even farther along, off a point near a western entrance to the Chagres River known as Punta de Brujas (not to be confused with Brujas on the Pacific coast). Unlike the Boticaria, however, the 22-gun Soledad hit the reef with such force that 50 people died, including its owner, Captain Antonio de Lima. The rest of the 1681 Fleet finally reached Porto Bello on December 3, still under adverse weather conditions. More casualties arose when the ship Chaperon found herself stranded at the mouth of the Chagres River and in danger of sinking due to lack of anchoring equipment and personnel. In the process of delivering assistance, a small ship known as a tartana was lost, and by the time the other rescue ships made it the Chaperon they found that its crew had all escaped and only three boatloads of goods could be saved before the ship sank. Curiously, pirate ships under Henry Morgan, including his flagship Satisfaction, were lost in 1671 as the tartana. After taking care of business in Porto Bello, the ill-fated fleet returned to Cartagena on March 27, 1682, and on May 8 set sail for Havana, Cuba. That night yet another merchant ship, the Santa

Consolación (“Isla de Muerto shipwreck”), sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador When salvage first began on this wreck in 1997, it was initially believed to be the Santa Cruz and later called El Salvador y San José, sunk in August of 1680; however, research by Robert Marx after the main find in subsequent years confirmed its proper name and illuminated its fascinating history. Intended to be part of the Spanish “South Seas Fleet” of 1681, which left Lima’s port of Callao in April, the Consolación apparently was delayed and ended up traveling alone. At the Gulf of Guayaquil, off modern-day Ecuador, the Consolación encountered English pirates, led by Bartholomew Sharpe, who forced the Spanish galleon to sink on a reef off Santa Clara Island (later nicknamed “Isla de Muerto,” or Dead Man’s Island). Before the pirates could get to the ship, the crew set fire to her and tried to escape to the nearby island without success. Angered by their inability to seize the valuable cargo of the Consolación, Sharpe’s men killed the Spaniards and tried in vain to recover the treasure through the efforts of local fishermen. Spanish attempts after that were also fruitless, so the treasure of the Consolación sat undisturbed until our time. When vast amounts of silver coins were found in the area starting in the 1990s, by local entrepreneurs Roberto Aguirre and Carlos Saavedra (“ROBCAR”) and the government of Ecuador in 1997 under mutual agreement, the exact name and history of the wreck were unknown, and about 8,000 of the coins (all Potosí silver cobs) were subsequently sold at auction by Spink New York in December 2001 as simply “Treasures from the ‘Isla de Muerto.’” Most of the coins offered were of low quality and poorly preserved but came with individually numbered photo-certificates. Later, after the provenance had been properly researched and better conservation methods were used, a Florida syndicate arranged to have ongoing finds from this wreck permanently encapsulated in hard-plastic holders by the authentication and grading firm ANACS, with the wreck

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were undertaken. But Jutten Island is no easy dive, and all attempts were abandoned until modern times. The wreck was rediscovered and salvaged in the early 1970s, yielding almost exclusively Dutch silver ducatoons from the 1600s. The number of coins found in the 1970s was around 15,000 and is believed to be nowhere near all of the treasure that was lost. Thousands more coins and artifacts were recovered by the salvage company Sealit in the 1990s.

provenance clearly stated inside the “slab”; more recent offerings have bypassed this encapsulation. Ongoing salvage efforts have good reason to be hopeful, as the manifest of the Consolación stated the value of her registered cargo as 146,000 pesos in silver coins in addition to silver and gold ingots, plus an even higher sum in contraband, according to custom.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa An English East Indiaman on her way to Surat on the west coast of India, the Joanna separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the southernmost tip of South Africa on June 8, 1682, sending 10 people to their death. Eventually 104 survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. The Joanna’s cargo consisted of 70 chests of silver coins, of which the salvage party reported having recovered only about 28,000 guilders’ worth. In 1982 the wreck was rediscovered by a group of South African divers led by Gavin Clackworthy, who brought up silver ingots (discs) and more than 23,000 silver cobs, most of them Mexican 4 and 8 reales of Charles II in generally low grade, but a few showing bold, formerly very rare dates 1679-1681. Over the past two decades, these cobs have entered the market from both private dealers and auctions, but always in relatively small quantities at a time. Almost all the coins are in very worn condition, usually thin and nearly featureless, but without the heavy encrustation and pitting that characterize Caribbean finds.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England The sinking of this ship and four others in a fleet of 21 returning from the Mediterranean was one of the worst British naval disasters of all time. The Association sank on October 22 under stormy conditions after what can only be described as guesswork navigation that led the ships straight onto the rocks of the Scilly Isles, where as many as 2,000 sailors lost their lives as a result. The admiral of the fleet, Sir Cloudisley Shovell, whose ten chests of personal wealth (in addition to several others) were rumored to be aboard the Association, was one of the casualties of the sinking, although legend has it he reached shore alive, only to be murdered there by a local woman for a ring on his finger. The wrecksite was located in 1967 by British Navy divers, touching off a frenzy of activity on the site for years to come. Cannons and a few coins were raised in the 1960s, but it was not till 1973 that a significant amount of coins were found (8,000 in that year alone). These coins, mostly British silver and gold but also many Spanish and Spanish-American silver cobs, were sold at auction beginning in 1969 and into the early 1970s. The cobs presented an eclectic mix, mostly 8 reales from the 1650s forward (even a “Royal” presentation issue from 1676), but from nearly all mints (especially Lima and Potosí), some even left in as-found conglomerate form combined with British coins. It is interesting to note that parts of this wreck, like others in the area, were flattened hard to the muddy sea floor by huge boulders that still roll around with the currents, making for dangerous and difficult salvage.

“Vung Tao cargo,” sunk ca. 1690 off Vietnam Around the year 1990, Chinese porcelains dating to ca. 1690 turned up in the nets of local fishermen off the Vietnamese islands of Con Dao near Vung Tao in the South China Sea. After preliminary investigation and excavation by the government-sponsored Vietnam Salvage Company (VISAL), the main recovery under noted salvager Sverker Hallstrom took place, bringing tens of thousands of Chinese porcelains to market, mostly sold by Christie’s (Amsterdam) in 1992 for the equivalent of $7.3 million total.

Sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica (submerged by earthquake in 1694)

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland

As a notorious pirate hangout in the 17th century, Port Royal’s famous bars and brothels became repositories for much of the looted treasure of the Caribbean. In 1692 an earthquake sent most of the city plunging into the sea, and it never fully recovered. What was left of Port Royal became a British Naval station for years afterward and it was continually racked by hurricanes (in 1721, 1726, 1744, and 1951), fires (in 1703 and 1815), and even another earthquake (in 1907). In the period of 1965 to 1968, the famous salvager Robert Marx dove the sunken city and recovered more than two million small artifacts (many lost AFTER 1692), some of which have appeared in the treasure market from time to time.

During the War of Spanish Succession it was deemed safer to take the northern route around Scotland than to skirt French coasts in the English Channel, but in so doing the Dutch East Indiaman DeLiefde wrecked on a reef in the Out Skerries due to faulty navigation under overcast skies, leaving only one survivor to tell the tale. Prompt salvage attempts by the VOC to recover the cargo of silver and gold coins turned up nothing—looting by locals was greatly suspected. Modern expeditions in the 1960s, however, located the ship and yielded upwards of 4000 coins (mostly silver “rider” ducatoons and gold ducats) in 1966-1968, many of which were sold at auction by Glendining (London) in 1969.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

This Dutch East Indiaman was outbound when she tried to put into Saldanha Bay to alleviate rampant scurvy on board the ship. On April 3, 1702, she hit reefs on the southwest point of Jutten Island and within hours was smashed to pieces. Only 99 of the 200 people aboard the Merestein survived. On board the Merestein were several chests of silver coins for trade in the East Indies and for which immediate salvage plans

The Feversham was on its way north with three other ships from New York to Quebec with provisions and cash to assist a British campaign against the French when all four ships sank on and around Scatarie Island off Cape Breton in a storm on October 7, 1711. About 100 people died in the disaster, while the remaining 49 survivors were able to bribe a passing French fisherman to take them to New York

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and check the location again by boat, Kip found the source of the coins and soon formed a team of divers and associates backed by a salvage permit from the State of Florida. All of this took place over a period of years before it evolved into the Real Eight Company, whose ranks later included such luminaries as Robert Marx and the flamboyant Mel Fisher. The Fisher family still sub-leases the sites to hopeful salvagers today. The vast treasures yielded by the 1715 Fleet in our time fall into nearly every category, from coins to jewelry, precious stones to cannons, religious artifacts to Chinese porcelains. The 1715 Fleet remains the world’s largest source for New World gold cobs, while the silver cobs recovered number in the hundreds of thousands. Promotions of the coins by Real Eight and others have spanned the decades, in addition to significant auctions by Henry Christensen (1964); Parke-Bernet Galleries (1967) and Sotheby Parke Bernet (1973); the Schulman Coin and Mint (1972 and 1974); Bowers and Ruddy Galleries (1977); and even the U.S. Customs Service (2003). Despite a wealth of publications pertaining to the 1715 Fleet with names of the ships and the known locations of some of the wrecks, there is no universal agreement as to the identity of the vessel at each wrecksite. In many cases, in fact, it is possible that separate wrecksites represent different parts of the same ship. As a result, salvagers over the decades have resorted to nicknames for the sites based on landmarks, local individuals, and even features from the wrecks themselves, such as (from north to south): “Pines” (Sebastian), “Cabin” (Wabasso), “Cannon” (Wabasso), “Corrigans” (Vero Beach), “Rio Mar” (Vero Beach), “Sandy Point” (Vero Beach), “Wedge” (Fort Pierce), and “Colored Beach” (Fort Pierce). Regardless of the exact site of origin, a great majority of the coins and artifacts are sold simply as “1715 Fleet.”

for 200 pounds. Apparently no one—British or French—was able to salvage anything from the wreck in its time. In 1968 the wrecksite of the Feversham was rediscovered by a group of divers led by famous Canadian salvager, Alex Storm, whose recoveries were sold privately to a “highly-reputable Canadian institution” in 1972. In the mid-1980s the Feversham was salvaged again by a new group of divers. The Feversham’s numismatic yield was small in comparison with Spanish galleon treasures, but quite important as a cross-section of coinage in circulation in New York at the time. Mostly it was Spanish American silver cobs and Massachusetts Bay Colony shillings, many of the former with rare, weight-adjustment plugs to bring them up to standard. A small group of gold cobs— almost entirely Bogotá 2 escudos, virtually identical to those from the Spanish 1715 Fleet—was found in later salvage efforts. An abundance of auctions offered these coins from 1989 through 1999.

1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida The Spanish 1715-Fleet disaster was probably the greatest to befall any of the Spanish treasure fleets in terms of casualties and money, with reports of a loss of 14 million pesos (plus an equal or greater amount in contraband) and as many as 1,000 or more lives. It was a typical case of overloaded Spanish galleons foundering in a hurricane after delayed departure. In effect the 1715 Fleet was a combination of two fleets: the Nueva España (New Spain, i.e., Mexico) Fleet from Mexico and the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet from South America, some 12 or 13 ships in all. Encountering a hurricane on July 30, all the ships were driven shoreward and destroyed except for a lone vessel, the tag-along French ship Grifón, which sailed onward without incident. Hundreds of the crew and passengers lost their lives while other hundreds of survivors improvised a camp on shore to await aid from the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, to which a party was sent. Salvage commenced soon afterward and lasted for several years. Nearly half of the vast treasure (at least the registered part) was recovered and kept in a nearby storehouse. In 1716, a flotilla of British freebooters under Henry Jennings raided the storehouse and carried off some 350,000 pesos of the treasure to Jamaica. The Spaniards, however, resumed operations until they could salvage no more and quit in 1719. The rest of the treasure remained on the ocean floor until our time. Modern salvage on the 1715 Fleet began in the late 1950s, when local resident Kip Wagner found a piece of eight on the beach after a hurricane and decided to pursue the source. With the help of a 1774 chart and an army-surplus metal detector, he located the original Spanish salvage camp and unearthed coins and artifacts. Then, using a rented airplane to spot the underwater wrecksite from the air

“Ca Mau wreck,” sunk ca. 1723-35 off Ca Mau Island, Vietnam This unidentified Chinese wreck in the South China Sea yielded thousands of Ch’ing Dynasty export porcelain manufactured under the Emperor K’ang Hsi. The finds were first offered at auction by Christie’s in 1998, but anonymously; more recently the government of Vietnam has auctioned off a major portion of the porcelains. These porcelains are quite popular among collectors of Spanish Fleet items because they are identical to the K’ang Hsi material from the Florida wrecks of 1715 and 1733.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands This East Indiaman, whose Dutch name means “Castle of Hooge” (a place in modern-day Belgium), was outbound to Batavia (Jakarta) with a load of three tons of silver ingots (15 chests) plus four chests of silver coins, three of which contained nothing but Mexican cobs. Blown off course by a storm, the Slot ter Hooge wrecked on November 19 off Porto Santo Island in the Madeira Islands (northwest of Africa), to the demise of some 221 people on board (only 33 survived). More than half the treasure was salvaged over the next ten years by the famous English inventor John Lethbridge, but the rest was forgotten until our time. In 1974 the wreck was rediscovered by the well-known salvager Robert Sténuit, who recovered many silver ingots and coins, mostly Dutch ducatoons but also some Mexican 8-reales cobs.

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Guadalupe-Tolosa , sunk in 1724 in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic

San José, El Rubí (the capitana), Chávez, Herrera, Tres Puentes, San Pedro, El Terri (also spelled Lerri or Herri), San Francisco, El Gallo Indiano (the almiranta), Las Angustias, El Sueco de Arizón, San Fernando, and San Ignacio. This last ship, San Ignacio, is believed to be the source of many silver coins (and even some gold coins) found in a reef area off Deer Key known as “Coffins Patch,” the south-westernmost of all the 1733Fleet wrecksites. In addition, many other related sites are known, mostly the wrecks of tag-along ships that accompanied the fleet proper. The first and arguably most famous of the wrecks of the 1733 Fleet to be located in modern times was the capitana El Rubí, which was discovered in 1948 and salvaged principally in the 1950s by Art McKee, whose Sunken Treasure Museum on Plantation Key housed his finds for all to see. Unfortunately throughout the next several decades the wrecksites in the Keys became a virtual free-forall, with many disputes and confrontations, until the government created the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in 1990. The removal of artifacts from any of the sites is prohibited today. In contrast to the 1715 Fleet, and because of the extensive Spanish salvage in the 1730s, the finds by modern divers have been modest, especially in gold coins, of which there are far more fakes on the market than genuine specimens. Nevertheless, the 1733 Fleet has been a significant source for some of the rare Mexican milled “pillar dollars” of 1732-1733 as well as the transitional “klippe”-type coins of 1733.

Inbound from Spain and often referred to as the “quicksilver galleons,” these two ships were carrying a cargo of 400 tons of mercury, a critical element in the silver- and gold-refining process in Mexico, where these ships were headed. In late August the ships were blown by a hurricane into Samaná Bay on the northeast coast of what is now the Dominican Republic and wrecked there in relatively close proximity to each other (about 7½ miles), which is why their names are intermingled today. Well over 500 people died in the tragedy. The wrecks were discovered and salvaged in the late 1970s and yielded many earthenware olive jars and other artifacts in addition to the mercury. In 2005 it became known that the 1970s salvage also turned up a small group of gold coins (including thirteen cobs from the mints of Bogotá, Cuzco, Lima, and Mexico), which were auctioned that same year.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off the coast of Norway Separated from her two companion vessels in a heavy storm, the East Indiaman Akerendam foundered off the northern point of Runde Island off the west coast of Norway on March 8, with no survivors among the 200 people on board. Throughout the next several months, five of the 19 chests of coins aboard the Akerendam were recovered, and one of those five had opened up, scattering coins over the wrecksite. No more was found, and the site was forgotten until Norwegian amateur divers rediscovered it in 1972 and brought up almost 40,000 gold and silver coins, with another 16,000 or so found the next year. Ultimately the coins were split between the divers and the Norwegian and Dutch governments, and the divers’ portion was offered as a whole at auction in 1978, following which the coins were largely assembled into leather-bound promotional sets (each consisting of one Dutch gold ducat and up to 23 silver coins, generally Mexican cobs and Dutch ducatoons and minors).

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands The East Indiaman Vliegenthart (“Flying Hart” in Dutch) had just departed Rammekens for the East Indies when the deadly combination of a northeast gale, a spring tide and pilot error sent her into a sand bank behind her sister-ship Anna Catharina. The latter ship broke apart in the storm while the Vliegenthart, damaged and firing her cannons in distress, slipped off the bank and sank in 10 fathoms of water. All hands on both ships were lost. Contemporaneous salvage under contract with the Dutch East India Company was unsuccessful, but it provided a piece of evidence, a secret map, that emerged from obscurity in 1977. Stemming from that, divers employed by the former London attorney Rex Cowan discovered the wreck in 1981, and in 1983 they found their first coins, one of three chests of Mexican silver and Dutch gold coins (totaling 67,000 guilders or dollar-sized units) for the East India trade aboard the Vliegenthart. The second chest was smashed on the seabed and its contents partially salvaged, while the third chest, intact like the first, came up in 1992. The divers also recovered several smaller boxes of large Dutch silver coins known as “ducatoons,” illegally exported and therefore contraband. Among the silver coins found were thousands of Mexican cobs, predominantly 8 reales, many with clear dates in the early 1730s and in excellent condition.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada This French man-of-war was attempting to reach Louisburg harbor with a consignment of troops and coins for the French colony when a storm sent her onto the rocks of Cape Breton instead, killing all on board. The main wrecksite was never found until 1961, when Alex Storm spotted cannons on the seabed and led a successful salvage expedition on the site in 1965, yielding many French silver ecus and gold Louis d’ors. The Chameau has been salvaged more recently as well.

1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Much like the 1715-Fleet disaster, the 1733 Fleet was an entire Spanish convoy lost in a hurricane off Florida. However, due to the lesser severity of the 1733 hurricane, which struck the fleet on July 15, and the shallowness of the wrecksites in the Keys, there were many survivors, and four ships remained in good enough condition to be refloated and sent back to Havana. A highly successful salvage effort by the Spanish yielded even more than the 12 million pesos of precious cargo listed on the Fleet’s manifest (thanks to the usual contraband). The wrecks themselves are spread across 80 miles, from north of Key Largo down to south of Duck Key, and include the following galleons (note there is not universal agreement as to which wrecksite pertains to each galleon, and each name is a contemporaneous abbreviation or nickname): El Pópulo, El Infante,

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England Off the southeastern tip of England, just north of the Straits of Dover, the sea hides a most unusual feature known as the Goodwin Sands, where sandbanks appear and disappear unpredictably and move with the tides. Many ships over the centuries have sunk here and silted over, and occasionally one of the wrecks will surface and be discovered. Such is the case with the Rooswijk, a Dutch East Indiaman that foundered on the Goodwin Sands in a storm on December 19, 1739 (by the calendar in use by the British at the time), with all hands and 30 chests of treasure, virtually gone without a trace.

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By chance in December 2004, the sands that had swallowed the wreck of the Rooswijk parted and allowed diver Ken Welling to retrieve two complete chests and hundreds of silver bars. Operating in secrecy, salvage continued in 2005 under the direction of Rex Cowan (in agreement with the Dutch and British governments) and is ongoing today. So far, several hundred Mexican silver cobs of the 1720s and early 1730s and transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734, as well as many more hundreds of “pillar dollars” and a smattering of cobs from other mints, have hit the market from this wreck, mostly through auction.

More popularly known in the U.S. as Reygersdahl, this typical East Indiaman was carrying eight chests of silver coins (nearly 30,000 coins) when she sank on October 25, 1747, between Robben and Dassen Islands. After four-and-a-half months at sea, the crew had anchored there to fetch rock rabbits (“dassies,” for which Dassen Island was named) and other fresh food to relieve massive illness on board the ship, on which some 125 had died and 83 were incapacitated out of 297 people; but in the face of a gale, the anchor-line snapped and the ship foundered on the rocks. Only 20 survived the sinking, and only one incomplete chest of coins was recovered. The area was deemed too dangerous to attempt further salvage. Beginning in 1979, modern salvage on the wreck by the salvage company Sealit yielded thousands of coins (as many as 15,000 by the early 1980s, when protective legislation was enacted in South Africa), mostly in near pristine condition, which have been sold in various auctions and private offerings ever since. A great majority of the coins from this wreck are Mexican pillar dollars in excellent condition, but there were also a few hundred New World silver cobs, including Guatemala cobs, which are rarely seen from shipwrecks.

Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England Blown off course on her way to the East Indies, the Hollandia struck Gunner Rock and sank in about 110 feet of water about 1½ miles east of it on July 13, 1743. There were no survivors. The first sign of the wreck came in 1971, when divers under Rex Cowan located the wrecksite and within a couple years salvaged more than 35,000 silver coins among the nearly 130,000 guilders (dollar-sized units) recorded to be on board the Hollandia. A great majority of the coins were Mexican “pillar dollars,” but there were also some silver cobs, including the scarce Mexican transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734 and a few Guatemala cobs, in mixed condition.

Nuestra Señora de la Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay Actually a Portuguese vessel leased by the Spanish, the Luz left Buenos Aires in the summer of 1752 with a load of money bound for Spain and had just stopped in Montevideo for provisioning when a strong storm swept her into the coastline, spreading wreckage over a wide area and killing all on board. While over 90% of the treasure was recovered soon afterward, the powder-hold was never found, and as it turns out, that is where some 200,000 pesos (according to later reports) of contraband had been stored. In April 1992, divers working under Rubén Collado began to recover gold coins on a wrecksite in the Río de la Plata, and soon it became clear the wreck in question had to be from 1751 or 1752, as none of the coins was dated later than 1751. The finds, which were split with the Uruguayan government and then sold at auction in New York and Montevideo, consisted of mostly milled (bust-type) 8 escudos from the new mint at Santiago, Chile. Also in these auctions were 95 gold cobs and 353 silver cobs, the former mostly Lima 8 and 4 escudos (but also some Bogotá 2 escudos), and the latter mostly 8 and 4 reales from Potosí (with several more gold and silver cob sold privately). The gold is pristine, but the silver coins all show at least moderate corrosion.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa Laden with 20 chests (69,760 ounces) of Spanish silver, the East Indiaman Princess Louisa fell victim to surprise currents and inaccurate charts and struck a reef and sank off Isla de Maio in the early morning hours of April 18. Forty-two of the 116 people aboard floated to safety on the nearby island, but nothing on the ship could be saved. Contemporaneous salvage never came to fruition. In 1998 and 1999 the wrecksite was located and salvaged by the Arqueonautas firm, whose finds from this wreck have been largely marketed by a Houston coin and jewelry dealer ever since, although some coins were also sold at auction in 2000-2001. Most of the coins were New World silver cobs from all the mints that were operating in the early 1700s (including rare Bogotá cobs), predominantly minors (smaller than 8 reales), in average condition, with quite a few preserved in as-found multiple-coin clusters.

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique The Bredenhof was a Dutch East Indiaman headed to India with 14 barrels of copper “duits” (penny-like coins), 29 chests of silver bars, and one chest of gold ducats. On June 6, 1753, about 13 miles from the eastern coast of Africa and 120 miles south of the Portuguese settlement of Mozambique, the Bredenhof found herself in difficult currents and struck a reef. Amazingly, among the first items jettisoned to try to raise the ship off the reef were some of the chests of silver bars! The gold was taken by the ship’s officers, some of whom survived the trip to Mozambique, but the silver bars and copper coins were lost until modern times, despite salvage attempts in the 1750s. In 1986 divers with the salvage company Sealit found the wreck and recovered hundreds of silver ingots and hundreds of thousands of copper coins, all sold at auction by Christie’s Amsterdam that same year.

St. Geran, sunk in 1744 off Mauritius, east of Africa With a load of slaves from Senegal and a cargo of sugarrefining materials and money, the outbound French East India Company ship St. Geran foundered off what was then known as Isle de France (Mauritius) in August of 1744 to the eventual demise of all but nine people on board. The coins recovered from this wreck in modern times have all been Mexican pillar dollars from a cargo contemporaneously manifested as “eighteen chests and a barrel of Spanish piastres.”

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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Dodington, sunk in 1755 off Port Elizabeth, South Africa (also “Clive of India treasure”)

Grosvenor, sunk in 1782 off Port St. Johns, South Africa In one of the most celebrated shipwreck stories in South Africa and England, the aging English East Indiaman Grosvenor was on her way home from India when she suddenly struck a reef and sank at Lwambazi Bay off the “Wild Coast” of South Africa. The tales of the fates of the survivors, of whom some reached European settlements and others became integrated into local tribal societies, are particularly captivating and have been greatly embellished over the years. Also exaggerated were rumors of great treasures lost on the wreck, which naturally have spurred many salvage attempts over the centuries since the sinking. In truth, very little treasure was on board, and not much has been found, to the point that genuine, certified items from this wreck are rather rare today, especially outside South Africa.

This shipwreck presents an amazing tale of survival and buried treasure, with a modern twist. Following the customary East India route, the Dodington outpaced her consorts and therefore was alone when her pilot followed an erroneous chart too closely and in the middle of the night she suddenly struck rocks and sank off present-day Bird Island off the east coast of South Africa. Of 270 people on board, 23 made it to the island, where they subsisted mostly on seagull eggs for over seven months while the ship’s carpenter crafted a rescue vessel. Meanwhile, at least a couple of the 10 chests of silver coins and the one chest of wrought silver on board the ship were recovered and buried, and the fate of each of those chests is not thoroughly known. There was also a chest of gold coins on behalf of the English military hero Lord Clive—more about that later. The survivors set off for Delagoa (Mozambique) and left behind an island that later became known for treasure-hunters and ghost stories. In the summer of 1977 the wreck of the Dodington was discovered by South African divers, who proceeded to bring up cannon and coins but no gold. In the early to mid-1990s the wreck was revisited by another set of divers and yielded more silver coins and a smattering of gold, but nowhere near the 653+ ounces recorded to be in the chest when it was loaded onto the Dodington in 1755. What is believed to be the actual Clive’s gold (by composition and total weight) was supposedly recovered a few years later in a different area entirely, reportedly in the wreckage of a pirate ship somewhat further along the East India route. Nobody knows why Clive’s chest of gold was not on the Dodington site. Either it was found by the survivors and buried on Bird Island to be picked up or absconded with later, or it was salvaged and taken away later in the eighteenth century. Because the link could not be proven entirely, and due to a protracted legal battle with the government of South Africa, this last group of gold coins was sold at auction in 2000 as simply the “Clive of India Treasure.” The composition of the silver-coin finds from the Dodington was mostly Mexican “pillar dollars” but with a good amount of Potosí and Lima cobs (predominantly smaller denominations) as well, mostly sea-worn and at least moderately corroded, sold through dealers and smaller auctions in the U.S. and Australia. The gold was all Portuguese/ Brazilian.

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off False Bay, South Africa One of very few famous shipwrecks of the Danish East India Company, the Nicobar was outbound to India with a load of copper plates from Sweden that were actually a form of coins, inasmuch as each one bore a date, denomination and mintmark, along with the monogram of the king or queen. Demonetized in 1771, the copper “plate money” became more like ingots, with trade value at the current rate for pure copper. But the Nicobar never reached its destination: After stopping at False Bay to replenish supplies and offload sick crew, the ship left again on July 10, 1783, and ran aground in a storm that night. The wreck was rediscovered in 1987 by local fishermen, who salvaged some 3,000 copper plates, the bulk of which were sold by Ponterio & Associates in California.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana The Cazador was a Spanish brig of war headed from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to New Orleans under the direction of Captain Gabriel de Campos y Piñeda. Her cargo of some 450,000 pesos of newly minted silver coins was meant to stabilize the fragile economy in the Spanish possession of Louisiana, which had suffered from the use of French paper currency. The fact that the coins never arrived probably hastened the decision to cede the colony to Napoleon in 1800, soon after which Louisiana was sold to the fledgling United States of America for $15 million. Nobody knows how the Cazador was lost, and no evidence of the ship was found until 1993, when a fishing crew led by Captain Jerry Murphy snagged their net on something about 50 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. When the net was brought up, it spilled out hundreds of silver coins onto the deck of Jerry’s boat, aptly named Mistake. Shortly thereafter, the fishermen obtained the rights to the find and began recoveries under the name of Grumpy Inc.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada After the end of the Seven Years’ War between England and France in 1759, French officers and aristocrats in Canada were sent from Quebec back to France in ships such as the Auguste. In stormy conditions and damaged by fire, the Auguste struck a sand bar on November 15 and subsequently sank in Aspy Bay off Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Only seven of the 121 on board survived, and the wealth of the passengers was lost until our time. To date, well over a thousand coins of various nationalities have been found, along with many important artifacts.

Faithful Steward, sunk in 1785 off Delaware The Faithful Steward was traveling from Ireland to Philadelphia with wealthy passengers and their belongings when suddenly, near Indian River inlet, she found herself in shallow water at night and in high seas, a deadly combination. She was run aground, dismasted, and by the next night had broken to pieces. Those who could not swim to shore (only 100 yards away) were killed, some 68 people in all. Local residents flocked to the beach to loot dead bodies and whatever valuables they could find.

Scipion, sunk in 1782 in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic A valiant fighter against the English in the American Revolutionary War, the French ship Scipion was engaged in battle when she inadvertently maneuvered onto a reef and sank in thirty feet of water on October 18, 1782. Discovered in our time by Tracy Bowden, the Scipion site is still being salvaged for its important artifacts.

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probably from a small, private purse and not part of the more than 2 million pesos of registered silver and gold cargo aboard the Leocadia when she departed Paita, Peru, bound for Panama in a convoy of merchant vessels. On November 16, 1800, the Leocadia struck a shoal and broke apart 100 yards from the beach at Punta Santa Elena, with a loss of over 140 lives in the disaster. Within the next year the Spanish salvaged about 90 percent of the registered treasure, leaving more than 200,000 pesos (not to mention the expected contraband) behind to tempt divers in our time. Judging from the paucity of coins from this ship on the open market, we may assume that many more are still to be found.

Even though the Faithful Steward was not a treasure ship per se, there were some 400 barrels of copper and gold coins on board, and those coins have been turning up on the beach for centuries now, hence the local nickname of “Coin Beach” for the 1-mile stretch north of the Indian River inlet.

Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa On her maiden voyage to China, the British East Indiaman Hartwell was heavily laden with silver when the crew mutinied. After quelling the fight, the captain headed to the Cape Verde Islands to offload the mutineers. Exhausted from the mutiny, the weary sailors ran the ship into a reef off the Island of Boavista, losing the ship entirely. Fortunately all hands were saved. Salvage by the British East India Company 1788-1791 yielded nearly half of the approximately 200,000 ounces of silver cargo on board the Hartwell. Pirates at the time recovered another 40,000 coins. The wrecksite was found again and salvaged by Afrimar in 1994-1996 and by Arqueonautas in 1996-1999, providing the market with Spanish colonial bust-type 8 reales in generally poor condition.

HMS Athenienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily The British Naval ship Athenienne was traveling from Gibraltar to Malta when she suddenly struck the fabled “Esquerques” reef some 80 miles from Sicily (Italy) and sank on October 20, 1806. Over a hundred survivors made it to Sicily in longboats, but many more hundreds perished in the wreck. Modern salvage of the Athenienne in the 1970s produced about 4,000 Spanish colonial silver bust-type 8 reales (about 10 per cent of the total believed to be on board), of which only about 500 were more than just featureless slivers.

HMS Anson, sunk in 1807 off Cornwall, England

Piedmont (“Lyme Bay wreck”), sunk in 1795 in Lyme Bay, south of England

Near the point in Cornwall called the Lizard is a hazard known as Loe Bar, among whose many victims was the 44-gun frigate Anson, which was on its way to a blockade against the French when it got caught in a gale, headed back towards Falmouth, and subsequently ran aground on the massive sandbank on December 29, 1807. A memorial to the victims was erected on Loe Bar in 1949, and one of cannons from the wreck is on view at the nearby town of Helston.

One of a huge fleet of 300 ships on their way to the West Indies to suppress a French uprising, the Piedmont was forced into Lyme Bay during a hurricane on November 18, 1795, that scattered and sank the ships of the fleet all along the Dorset coast. The Piedmont and five other ships (Aeolus, Catherine, Golden Grove, Thomas and Venus) broke apart on Chesil Beach and came to be known collectively as the “Lyme Bay wrecks.” An estimated 1,000 men lost their lives in the disaster, including well over a hundred from the Piedmont alone. In the early 1980s, the wrecks were salvaged by divers Selwyn Williams and Les and Julia C. Kent, who discovered many silver cobs of the late 1600s on the wrecksite of the Piedmont. It is presumed that the coins had been captured or recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck and stored in the vaults of the Bank of England for about a century before being transported and subsequently lost again. These coins are usually recognizable by their uniformly dark-gray color, a bit sea-worn but not overly corroded. A significant group of extremely rare Colombian silver cobs from the Piedmont (but not identified as such) was offered at auction in 1995.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 off the southeast coast of England Along with her sister-ship Britannia, the English East Indiaman Admiral Gardner was outbound with an immense cargo (48 tons!) of copper coins for circulation in India when both ships sank in a storm on the Goodwin Sands on January 24, 1809. Ten lives were lost, as was all the cargo. The coins were recovered in modern times, literally a million of them packed in wax inside wooden barrels.

“Coconut wreck,” sunk ca. 1810 in deep water off Bermuda This fascinating find has been touted as the deepest treasure wreck ever found, and it should hold that title for a long time! While searching in 1999 for Gus Grissom’s space capsule Liberty Bell 7 (lost in a test at sea, in which Grissom nearly died) from the Mercury program of 1961, underwater explorer Curt Newport (supported by the Discovery Channel) noticed an unidentified anomaly at a depth of 16,300 feet—not the space capsule (which was eventually found and recovered), but something interesting to be investigated later. That day came in 2001 when Michael McDowell used a pair of Russian submarines to view the wreck, whereupon they discovered the remains of a wooden trading vessel loaded with coconuts! A chest full of over 1300 silver coins was soon recovered, along with a small, ornate gold box containing 13 gold coins wrapped in a newspaper dated August 6, 1809. These gold coins were sold at auction in 2008 by Stack’s in New York, who dubbed this the “Coconut wreck,” despite its earlier names (given by divers and promoters) of “Piña Colada wreck” and “Atlantic Target Expedition wreck”.

Queen, sunk in 1799 off Salvador, Brazil The disaster of the English East Indiaman Queen was not the usual sinking by storms or navigation or piracy, or even mutiny; rather it was caused by a candle in a cabin while the ship was in port in the Bay of All Saints. As the ship caught fire, the crew decided to protect the other ships around it by sending the Queen out to sea, where eventually it sank. Some 80 people died, and a cargo of ceramics, war material, and tin and copper ingots was lost. Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador This wreck, salvaged periodically in the late twentieth century, typically yielded portrait (bust) 8 reales from Lima, Peru, but more recent work in 2001 brought up a handful of small silver cobs of the mid- to late 1700s mostly from the Potosí mint. These were

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S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina

We had the honor of being the first auction house to offer the silver coins from this wreck in 2008, following which we brokered a sale of the entire cache of over 1000 coins. Working with the new owner, we are privileged to offer here in Treasure Auction #6 the “Coconut Wreck Research Collection” of the top 50 silver coins from the find, consisting of one of every date and denomination found in collectible grade.

Sunk in a hurricane on September 12, 1857, the mail steamer Central America took with her more than 400 lives and over three tons of gold. The wreck lay undisturbed until 1986, when Tommy Thompson and his Columbus-America Discovery Group located the ship in 8500 feet of water. After 10 years of legal struggles, the salvagers were awarded about 92 percent of the treasure, with most of the rest going to insurance companies who had paid the claim when the ship sank. Widely touted as the greatest treasure ever found, the gold from the Central America has been very heavily promoted and cleverly marketed.

Cabalva, sunk in 1818 near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean A 1200-ton British East Indiaman on her way to India, the Cabalva struck on a reef in the Cargados Carajos (also known as the Shoals of St. Brandon) and quickly broke apart. After hauling themselves up on the dry reefs and islets, the officers and crew of the ship began plundering the cargo and even established a temporary “Beer Island,” where the ample rations of rescued alcohol were being consumed at a great rate over the course of three weeks, much to the horror of the other survivors. Upon their eventual rescue, the crew expressed regret in having to leave Beer Island, where plenty of stockpiled booze had to be left behind. In 1985 divers located the site of the Cabalva and recovered many Spanish bust-type 8 reales.

S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 in deep water off Savannah, Georgia Originally christened the Tennessee (which is how she was identified in our time), the sidewheel steamer Republic was carrying some $400,000 in specie from New York to New Orleans when she sank in a hurricane about 100 miles offshore on October 25, 1865. One of many deep targets located by the salvage company Odyssey, the site of the Republic was salvaged by submersible craft beginning in 2003. In addition to gold and silver coins of the Civil War-era United States, Odyssey found the ship’s bell with part of the name Tennessee, confirming the ship’s identity and launching a massive, ongoing promotional campaign for coins and artifacts from the wreck.

Fame, sunk in 1822 off South Africa An English wooden merchant vessel en route to England from Madras, India, the Fame succumbed to a heavy swell and found herself driven onto the rocks at Sea Point, near Table Bay, off South Africa, in June of 1822. All but four lives were saved as the ship broke in two and sank. The wreck was rediscovered in 1965 and yielded a wide variety (but not a big quantity) of coinage, not a cargo but most likely from among the personal belongings of the passengers and crew.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

A Spanish vessel returning to Spain from Manila with the retired governor and his wealth, the Sabina wrecked off Cape Recife on August 8, 1842. She was located in our time by the salvage company Sealit, who recovered thousands of coins and donated them to the Port Elizabeth museum in South Africa.

The British Royal Mail Steamer Douro was en route to England from Portugal when she collided with the Spanish steamship Yrurac Bat and sank in the early morning hours of April 2, 1882, in deep water off the northwest coast of Spain. All but six people on board survived, but the ship and its cargo of tens of thousands of gold coins were a total loss. The wreck was found and salvaged in 1995 by Sverker Hallstrom and Nigel Pickford using a remoteoperated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of 1,500 feet. The cargo of gold coins, mostly British sovereigns was sold at auction by Spink (London) in 1996.

HMS Birkenhead, sunk in 1852 off South Africa

Elingamite, sunk in 1902 off New Zealand

Reportedly carrying £240,000 pounds of specie along with troops, the paddle-wheel steamer Birkenhead hit a rock off Danger Point and sank quickly, to the demise of some 445 people on board. However, this ship is somewhat famous as being the origin of the term “women and children first” (which Rudyard Kipling termed the “Birkenhead Drill” in his poem “Soldier an’ Sailor Too”) as the crew made sure to place them on lifeboats ahead of themselves, and in the end all the women and children survived. Salvagers in the 1980s excavated the wreck and recovered a few gold coins and artifacts but not the bulk of the fabled treasure.

A casualty of heavy fog, the steamer Elingamite was traveling from Sydney (Australia) to Auckland (New Zealand) when she struck West Island of the “Three Kings Islands” off the northern tip of New Zealand and sank in 150 feet of water on November 9, 1902. Forty-five lives were lost in all. Nearly a quarter of the precious silver cargo on board the Elingamite was salvaged in her own time, leaving most of it for divers to find in the mid- to late 1960s.

Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa

Egypt, sunk in 1922 off Ushant, France In May of 1922, the Egypt encountered thick fog off the northwest coast of France and was accidentally rammed by another ship, the French cargo steamer Seine, sinking the British ship within twenty minutes. The Egypt was carrying some 15 tons of silver and gold bullion in addition to British gold sovereigns totaling £1,054,000 (1922 values). Nothing was salvaged until the early 1930s, when an Italian company recovered an estimated 95% of the treasure from the ship’s depth of 420 feet, an amazing success for its time.

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa The Santo Andre was a Spanish galera that sank on July 25, 1856, on Rifona Reef off Boavista Island in the Cape Verde Islands. The wrecksite was salvaged in our time by different companies beginning in 1993 and ending in 1996, yielding thousands of Spanish and French silver coins and small artifacts.

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SESSION I: Thursday, October 21, 10:30 am EDT (lots #1-1131) GOLD COBS Mexico City, Mexico 1. Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1711J, with rare style of cross for date, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.1; CT-103. 26.7 grams. Even though this coin is lightly sandwashed and therefore not high grade (net XF), it is the quality and variety of strike that propel it to a potentially high level, as the date and oXMJ and shield and cross are all full, and the cross is the triple-end type that typifies the lower denominations and the 1713s more so than the 1711 8E, and in fact this variety is missing in Calicó’s La Onza book and may be the first we have ever handled, and also it is a nice color all over, with just a small edge-split. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, choice, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-108. 26.9 grams. One hundred percent complete bold date and crown and oMJ due to very slightly off-center strike, nearly full shield, full cross and tressure, AU with light sediment on fields. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 171(5)J, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 27.0 grams. Bold full shield and oMJ, full cross, bottom tips of digits of date only, lustrous AU, lightly polished as formerly mounted in jewelry. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1715J), from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.9 grams. Choice UNC with full and bold shield (slightly doubled) and crown and cross and denomination, very minor marks around edge as formerly mounted in jewelry. From the 1715 Fleet, with Cardow Jewelers certificate. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1713J, from the 1715 Fleet, mounted in a 14K gold necklace bezel and accompanied by a heavy 14K gold chain. S-M30; KM-55.1; CT-233. 57 grams. Bold and full date and oXMJ, good full cross, mounted shield-side out in a heavy bezel, otherwise VF for grade. From the 1715 Fleet, with 1986 letter of authenticity from Frank Sedwick, PhD. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1715J, from the 1715 Fleet, rare, encapsulated PCGS MS-62. S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-235. 13.3 grams. Squarish flan with the sharpest and boldest date and oMJ imaginable, full shield, very choice full cross, exceptional grade. From the 1715 Fleet (provenance stated in slab), and Plate Coin in the 3rd edition of our Practical Book of Cobs (1995), page 106. Estimate: $10,000$15,000.

8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (1714)J, from the 1715 Fleet, choice grade. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.7 grams. Lovely full crown above full shield, with full oMJ to left and denomination II to right, nice full cross (very slightly off-center), choice Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible (style of 1702-10), from the 1715 Fleet. KM-53.1. 6.7 grams. Nearly full shield with bold denomination II (vertically) to right, off-center but nearly full “box-end� cross that dates it prior to the more common coins of 1711-15, lovely lustrous yellow gold, AU. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.


Lima, Peru

9. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1708H, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L25a; KM-38.1; CT-18. 26.8 grams. Nearly round, with full and well-centered pillars and full but slightly off-center cross (one arm slightly doubled), XF. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500. 10. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, 2 dates, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.9 grams. Nice AU with bold full cross, full pillars with second date in legend, attractive natural color. From the 1715 Fleet, with Real Eight Co. photo-certificate signed by Louis Ullian, and pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #6, with original lot tag #23. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. 11. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1727M, 2 dates, choice, from the 1733 Fleet. S-L28b; KM-38.2; CT-40. 27.0 grams. Bold strike on a big flan, with choice full cross and pillars, super second date in legend, UNC with area of discoloration at about 10 o’clock on the cross side. From the 1733 Fleet, with Sedwick photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #3 (lot 14) and Treasure Auction #6 (lot #30), with original lot-tag. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

12. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1749R. S-L31; KM-47; CT-13. 26.9 grams. Small, thick flan with bold full cross and pillars (the latter slightly doubled on the right side), lightly polished VF with dark sediment in crevices (good contrast). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 13. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R, 3 dates, from the Luz (1752), encapsulated NGC AU-50. S-L31; KM-47; CT-17. Lustrous UNC with weak strike (hence the slab grade), full and well-centered cross and pillars, all 3 dates visible. From the Luz (1752), so stated inside the slab. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

14. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1699R, rare. SL26; KM-25; CT-94. 12.9 grams. Rare type (Charles

II) that normally costs $15,000 or more but this specimen has been lightly trimmed all the way around its edge (long ago), still with choice full cross and pillars, VF for wear. Estimate: $7,500$10,000. 15. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1750R, from the Luz (1752). S-L31; KM-A47; CT-91. 13.5 grams. Typically small, round, thick flan with full cross, off-center pillars, 2 dates and mintmarks, lustrous UNC but weakly struck. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 9-10, 1999, with lot-tag #2016. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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16. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1710H, from the 1715 Fleet, encapsulated PCGS MS-62, rare. S-L25a; KM-36; CT-304. 6.7 grams. Extra broad flan with choice full shield and pillars-and-waves, exceptional grade and perfectly struck, even slightly lustrous, second date (7 only) in legend (rare thus), this date far less common than the 1709 or 1711. From the 1715 Fleet (as stated inside the slab), with Mel Fisher certificate, also Plate Coin in the 3rd edition of our Practical Book of Cobs (1995), page 104. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. 17. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1710H, probably finest known, from the 1715 Fleet, encapsulated PCGS MS-64. S-L25a; KM-35. 3.4 grams. Choice bold castle and cross, all details perfect, lustrous Mint State, scarcer assayer for the date, surely the highest grade ever recorded for this type. From the 1715 Fleet (as stated inside the slab), and Plate Coin in the 3rd edition of our Practical Book of Cobs (1995), page 104. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

Bogotá, Colombia

18. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, 1750/49S. S-B27a; CT-53. 26.4 grams. Round, thick flan with bold full cross and tressure, nearly full but off-center shield, 8-•S to right, XF with light polishing and edge damage as formerly mounted in jewelry. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. 19. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer S to right (style of 1750-52). S-B27a; KM-27. 13.4 grams. Bold AU with full cross, bold S-4 to right of shield, small and thick flan as usual, some flat spots, sediment in crevices as from an unidentified shipwreck. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 20. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A, from the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636), encapsulated NGC MS-61 (with provenance noted in the slab). S-B20; KM-4.1. Nice full shield, full cross and tressure but with natural surface flaw on one arm, bold denomination to right, (N)R-A to left. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

21. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A, from the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). S-B20; KM-4.1. 6.7 grams. Huge flan with bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, full shield, full NR-A to left and denomination II to right, full cross and tressure with flat area, AU or better. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 22. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1639(A), rare. S-B20; KM-4.1. 6.7 grams. Clear bottom half of digits of date, good full cross, incomplete shield on a small, crude planchet, AU or so. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500. 23. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)646R, bold date, rare. S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-168. 6.8 grams. Bold but off-center cross with very clear date, bold but incomplete shield, XF+ with sediment in crevices. With New World Treasures photo-certificate stating the origin as an unidentified “Canary Islands Shipwreck.” Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 24. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1654R, full date (rare), from the Maravillas (1656). S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-176. 6.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State but crude and with some marks, clear date, nice full cross, full shield. From the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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31. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.6 grams. Good full cross and shield, deeply toned AU with sediment. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 32. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.6 grams. Darkly toned on obverse and part of reverse, full shield and cross, AU. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,350-$2,100.

25. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer R (1660s), encapsulated NGC AU-55. S-B21a; KM-14.1. Very choice full cross and shield, the latter with mintmark NR to left and denomination-assayer II-R to right, with light sediment in crevices as from an unidentified wreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,850-$2,250. 26. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, 166(?)R. SB21a; KM-14.1. 6.7 grams. Choice full cross with lots of contrasting sediment as from an unidentified wreck or hoard, clear 16 of date followed by base of another 6, the last digit off the planchet but must be 1666-1669 since the first letter of the king’s name (Charles II) is visible at about 1 o’clock on the shield side, which also features denomination-assayer II-R to right and a nearly full crown above the full and well-detailed shield, XF+. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

33. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.7 grams. Crude, oval flan with nearly full shield and cross, XF with light sediment. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 34. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.7 grams. Bold full cross, round flan but slightly crude strike, AU+ with sediment in crevices. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,350-$2,100.

27. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer oP to right. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.7 grams. Nice full cross, full shield, AU with light red toning. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 28. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.6 grams. Full cross and shield but very crude overall, nice full crown, XF, lightly polished. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

35. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1689/8, from the 1715 Fleet, rare. S-B23; KM-unlisted (cf. 14.1). 6.7 grams. Bottom half of digits of date visible with clear overdate, full shield and cross, lustrous Mint State with minor scratches. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500$3,750. 36. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.8 grams. Lustrous Mint State with choice full cross and full shield. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,250-$3,500.

29. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)689, assayer not visible (García). S-B23; KM-14.1; CT-152. 6.7 grams. Bold full cross, nice and full but slightly doubled shield, clear bottom half of 689 of date, AU with sediments in crevices. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

30. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.6 grams. Good full shield and cross, AU with sediment in crevices. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

37. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, huge flan, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.8 grams. Very broad planchet with full but doubled cross and shield, lustrous Mint State, bold king’s ordinal II in legend. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500$3,750.

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38. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Full cross and tressure, full shield, Mint State but double-struck, CA- of king’s name in legend. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 39. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.8 grams. Weakly struck Mint State with full and well-centered shield and cross, white oyster “footprint” covering most of the latter. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500$3,750. 40. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (170)5, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-8. 6.8 grams. Weak but certain date, full shield and cross, Mint State, but very crude flan (large) with natural stress fracture in center. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,250-$3,500.

41. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1711, from the 1715 Fleet, choice. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-14. 6.8 grams. Clear date, choice full cross and shield, Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. 42. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)713, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-16. 6.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State, incomplete shield and cross, the latter with traces of encrustation, bottoms of 13 of date only. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 43. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)714, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-17.1; CT-17. 6.7 grams. Bold date, lustrous Mint State with flatness around edge. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 44. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer A (1716-21). S-B24a; KM-17.1. 6.7 grams. Full cross (slightly doubled) and shield, curious 2-A to left and king’s ordinal V in legend, XF with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,750$2,500.

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45. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible (ca. 1720), with mercury on surfaces as from the GuadalupeTolosa (1724). S-B24a; KM-17.2. 6.7 grams. Fascinating coin that at first looks polished from jewelry or perhaps even gold-plated silver, but closer scrutiny reveals that the surfaces are impregnated with mercury (which dissolves gold), for which the source wrecks were known, the coin itself otherwise fairly normal, with full shield and full but doubled cross, VF+ for wear, pedigreed to the original Goldberg auction in which the only known coins from these wrecks were sold (and at the time they were encapsulated by NGC). From the Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 46. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1740/39?(M), from the Luz (1752). S-B26; KM-17.2. 6.8 grams. Small, round flan with choice full shield and cross, XF with light sediment in crevices. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Sotheby’s auction of March 24-25, 1993, lot #122. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 47. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 175(?)S. S-B27a; KM-25. 6.7 grams. Double-struck AU on a round, thick flan, bottom tips of digits of date, assayer S to right. Estimate: $1,350-$2,100. 48. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, Ferdinand VI, assayer S to left (early 1750s). S-B27a; KM-28. 3.3 grams. Small and button-like as usual, with bold full cross and distinctive fleurs in quadrants, bold assayer to left of full shield, XF with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Cartagena, Colombia

49. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer E (1630?), Plate Coin in Restrepo. S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.8 grams. One of the broadest-flan cob 2E we have ever seen, with choice full shield and cross-and-tressure, full mintmark-assayer to left and denomination to right, king’s ordinal IIII in legend, lustrous AU with natural rust spots at top of obverse, would be the perfect coin if it just had a visible date (tentatively ascribed to 1630 with dots inside and outside tressure). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 50. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer E (1634). S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State with bold full shield and cross, C-E to right, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 51. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer E (1634). S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.9 grams. Small, thick flan with full shield (weak at bottom), C-E to right, incomplete cross, AU with lots of sediment in crevices. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Seville, Spain

52. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer S (1670s or 53. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible.

KM-168.2. 26.9 grams. Very crude strike with hammering marks (as

80s). KM-168.2. 26.8 grams. Typically large flan with crude strike, bold assayer to left, most of cross and shield, AVF with red toning on fields all over. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

made) on both sides, full cross and shield, AU or better (too crude to tell), with ocean staining on obverse. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

54. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D to left of shield. CT-11. 13.4 grams. Very choice full shield and cross, much legend (full king’s name), typically round and well detailed, XF+. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 55. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1588, assayer Gothic D, rare and desirable date. CT-64. 6.8 grams. Full but tiny cross (1E size?), full but partially weak shield and crown with bold 158 and part of final 8 of date to right, popular as being the year of the famous Spanish Armada, mintmark-denomination-assayer to left, AU+ with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 56. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1597B, full date. CT-81. 6.6 grams. Rare with 100% full date, good full cross and shield, VF, interesting shape. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. 57. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II or III, assayer B, from the Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724), encapsulated NGC Fine details removed from jewelry. This westbound Spanish wreck yielded only a handful of coins, all of which were sold in 2005 by Goldberg in NGC slabs stating their origin; but since then some of the coins like this one were removed from the slabs and later re-submitted to NGC and given ex-jewelry designation because their graders mistook surface damage from mercury contamination from the wreck for polishing! This specimen shows a decent full cross and crude full shield and is otherwise accurately graded. From the Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724), so stated inside the slab, and pedigreed to the Goldberg auction of September 20-21, 2005, lot #3172. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

58. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, (16)15/4D, rare (unlisted) overdate. KM-unl. (cf. 20); CT-unl. (cf. 39). 6.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State with choice details but cracked from edge (as made) through the date, which is nevertheless clear, excellent full cross and shield and crown. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

59. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, 1619G. KM-unl. (cf. 20); CT-48. 6.7 grams. Rare with full and bold date and mintmark-

assayer and king’s ordinal IIII, full but partially weak shield and cross, XF with dark sediment in crevices as from unidentified salvage (exact time period for Atocha [1622]). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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61. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible.

60. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. KM-20. 6.6 grams. Full shield and cross, S-B to left, VF with staining from

KM-20. 6.7 grams. Large flan with good full shield and cross, most of

salvage. From an unidentified shipwreck off Europe. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

king’s name in legend, lustrous AU. Estimate: $900-$1,100.

62. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1622, assayer not visible, rare as from the Santa Margarita (1622). KM-82.1; CT-185. 6.8 grams. Very desirable and important coin with clear 1622 date (among very few such coins on the 1622 Fleet, nearly all of which are Cartagena and not Spain), AU with full cross and shield, bold denomination II to right. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #113M-80. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

63. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1630 (bold full date), assayer not visible, rare (unlisted) date. KM-unl. (cf. 82.1); CT-unl. (Type 39). 6.7 grams. Crazy shape with very clear date (rare), nice shield and cross (both nearly full), XF with lots of sediment in crevices. With NumisTreasure photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 64. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-82.1. 6.8 grams. Very crude strike with much flatness, most of shield and nearly full cross, bold king’s ordinal IIII, lustrous and technically AU. Estimate: $800-$1,000. 65. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer Gothic D to right of shield, encapsulated NGC MS-61. CT-56. Typically choice, full and well-detailed strike with mintmark to left and assayer to right of shield, much legend. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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WORLD GOLD COINS Argentina

66. Argentina (La Rioja), 8 escudos, 1828P, rare. KM-21. 26.9 grams. Highly desirable type, lustrous XF with reddish toning, lightly polished. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Australia 67. Sydney, Australia, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1873S. KM-6. 8.0 grams. VF, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

Austria 68. Austria, restrike 10 coronas, 1912, Mint State. KM-2816. 3.4 grams. Matte surfaces, no problems, approximately 1/9 oz of .900 gold. Estimate: $100-$150.

69. Lot of 6 Austrian restrike ducats, 1915, Mint State. KM-2267. Each 3.4 to 3.6 grams. Lustrous and problem-free, total of approximately

2/3 oz of .986 gold. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Belgium 70. Belgium, 20 francs, Leopold II, 1870. KM-32. 6.5 grams. XF, no problems, approximately 1/5 oz of .900 gold. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Bolivia (colonial) Busts

71. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786/5PR. KM59; CT-153. 26.9 grams. Nice VF, no problems except for minor

74. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800PP. KM-81; CT-107. 26.8 grams. VF with natural lamination flaws on reverse, slightly

adjustment marks in center of shield. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

off-center obverse, rim-nick at top. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

72. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790/89PR. KM-68; CT-93. 26.9 grams. VF+ with lamination flaws on bust. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

75. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1801PP. KM-81; CT-108. 26.9 grams. Lustrous and beautifully toned XF (once lightly cleaned) with rim-bump. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

73. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1795PP. KM-81; 76. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807PJ. KM-81; CT-114. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF, very lightly cleaned, no problems.

CT-102. 27.0 grams. Nice XF, lightly cleaned. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

77. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1808PJ. KM-81;

CT-115.

27.0

grams.

Problem-free VF with luster in legends. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Brazil

78. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, John V, 1745-R. KM-149. 13.0 grams. Lightly toned XF with lustrous legends. Estimate: $2,500-

81. Brazil (Bahia mint), 6400 reis, Joseph I, 1756-B, choice, prooflike Mint State. KM-172.1. 14.2 grams. Very lovely, flashy coin with perfect details, gemmy luster. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

$3,750.

79. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Joseph I, 1751-R, from the “Clive 82. Brazil (Bahia mint), 6400 reis, Joseph I, 1758-B, choice, of India treasure” (ca. 1755). KM-172.2. 14.5 grams. Typically frosty matte AU with no problems. From the “Clive of India treasure” (ca. 1755), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

prooflike Mint State. KM-172.1. 14.3 grams. Very lovely, flashy coin with perfect details, gemmy luster. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

83. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Maria I, 1792-R, encapsulated 80. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Joseph I, 1753-R, from the “Clive NGC AU-58. KM-226.1. Highly lustrous and well detailed. Estimate: of India treasure” (ca. 1755). KM-172.2. 14.5 grams. Nicely struck UNC with surfaces ranging from frosty matte to lustrous. From the “Clive of India treasure” (ca. 1755). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

$2,000-$3,000.

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Chile (colonial) Busts

85. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750J, from the Luz (1752). KM-3; CT-70. 27.0 grams. Typical AU+ with muted luster and weak centers, slightly off-center strike, faint adjustment mark on reverse. From the Luz (1752), with original Sotheby’s lot-tag from 1993 (lot # cut off). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

88. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790DA. KM-42; CT-147. 26.9 grams. Highly lustrous (especially in the legends) XF with minor surface flaws (as made), slightly crude edge. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

86. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, from 89. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles the Luz (1752). KM-3; CT-72. 26.9 grams. Typical AU+ with muted luster and weak centers, slightly off-center strike, faint adjustment marks on both sides. From the Luz (1752), with original Sotheby’s lot-tag from 1993 (lot # cut off). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

III), 1791DA. KM-54; CT-150. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AVF with minor marks and flaws in surface. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

87. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1787DA. KM27; CT-247. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned AXF with several natural

90. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1794DA. KM-54; CT-153. 26.8 grams. AVF with polishing and other damage from jewelry mounting. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

lamination flaws, faint adjustment marks, slightly crude edge (as made), otherwise attractive. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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91. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1796DA. KM-54; CT-155. 26.9 grams. Red-toned VF with natural flaws on bust, nice reverse. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

94. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1800DA. KM-54; CT-159. 27.0 grams. VF with crude surfaces, natural flaws. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

92. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1797DA. KM-54; CT-156. 26.9 grams. Nice XF with rim-bump, lustrous reverse. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

95. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1800AJ. KM-54; CT-161. 27.0 grams. Nice AXF with attractive toning, no problems. Estimate: $1,350-$2,100.

93. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles 96. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1798DA. KM-54; CT-157. 26.9 grams. Matte AXF with light adjustment marks in centers, curious error with impression of a strand of hair on the die at ET IND in legend. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

III), 1804FJ. KM-54; CT-166. 26.8 grams. Crude AVF with marks and polishing from jewelry mounting. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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97. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles 98. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1807JF. KM-54; CT-170. 26.5 grams. Lustrous VF/XF, flashy and attractive. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

III), 1808FJ. KM-54; CT-172. 26.9 grams. Lustrous XF+ with hint of toning. Estimate: $1,350-$2,100.

99. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (“admiral’s bust”), 1808FJ. KM-72; CT-112. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned XF with minor laminations on reverse, desirable transitional type. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

100. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812FJ. KM-78; CT-118. 27.0 grams. Highly lustrous XF/ AU with a few very minor natural surface flaws. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

101. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ. KM-78; CT-127. 26.9 grams. Nice AXF, good strike, no problems. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

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102. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1749J, from the Luz (1752). KM-2; CT-133. 13.5 grams. Typical AU+ with very weak centers, minor marks, lustrous legends, desirable as the first date of gold coins from this mint. From the Luz (1752), with original Sotheby’s lot-tag from 1993 (lot # removed). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

103. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5J, from the Luz (1752). KM-2; CT-134. 13.5 grams. Matte Mint State with muted luster, nicer centers than usual, no problems. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

104. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5J, encapsulated NGC AU-58, from the Luz (1752). KM-2; CT-134. Weakly struck centers as usual, lustrous and with hint of reddish toning. From the Luz (1752), as stated in the slab. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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105. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VI (bust of Philip V), 1755/4J, unique and unlisted, ex-Eliasberg. KM-unl. (cf. A6); CT-unl. (type 68). 3.3 grams. This mint is famous for its ultra-rare pillar dollars, but specialists know that rarer still are the Ferdinand VI 1 escudos, which were struck in very low numbers (680 pieces in 1754, 553 pieces in 1755, and 108 pieces in 1756, quantities so low as to be comparable to the gold cobs of Guatemala) and of which ONLY TWO are still known to exist: A 1754 in VF condition plated by CalicóTrigo in their Numismática española (9th edition, 1998, p. 453, #208) and the present 1755/4 in nice AXF condition (lightly toned and problem-free). These coins are even rarer than the famous pillar 4R 1760 (4 known), the bust 2E 1758 (3 known), or the “rat-nose” type 4E of Charles III (about 10 known). While the 1754 has never been offered for sale, this 1755/4 last surfaced in the Eliasberg Collection, where it was estimated at $4000-$7000, opened at $2400, and hammered at $17,000 ($19,550 with the buyer’s fee). Needless to say, this type was absent in the famous collections of Norweb and Medina and the recent Caballero de las Yndias collection. It is the cover coin in the reference work Las Primeras Acuñaciones de la Casa de Moneda de Santiago de Chile, 1749-1772, where it is also extensively referenced on pages 85 and 249. Serious specialists in Chilean numismatics will not want to miss this opportunity to acquire a true trophy of the utmost rarity. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection (lot #1334). Estimate: $20,000-$25,000.

106. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1762J, very rare. KM-19; CT-722. 3.3 grams. VF+ with minor marks all over, crude edge, so rare that only 3 specimens are known (and fewer than 10 known for the 3-year type), as only 540 coins were struck in this year, one of the other 2 known specimens having recently sold (Heritage, January 2010, lot 20871) for $4887 (including buyer’s fee). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

107. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1780DA. KM-26; CT-734. 3.4 grams. Problem-free AVF with significantly offcenter obverse (enough to be considered an error?). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

108. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1798DA. KM61; CT-595. 3.4 grams. Nice AXF with contrasting toning and sediment. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Chile (Republic)

109. Santiago, Chile, 8 escudos, 1834IJ. KM-84. 26.9 grams. Very lightly polished AXF with old dig on flagpoles. Estimate: $1,000$1,500. 111. Contemporary counterfeit (made to look like a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII but bust of Charles IV, 1819JJ) struck over Santiago, Chile, 8 escudos, 1850. 26.5 grams. Fascinating coin struck from what at first appear to be official dies but the details don’t match (wrong bust for the date and mint), and closer inspection reveals elements of later coin (particularly the small shield inside the Spanish coat-of-arms), almost certainly related to debasement problems at the early Chilean Republican mint, VF with weak centers. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. 110. Santiago, Chile, 8 escudos, 1835IJ. KM-93. 26.4 grams. Lustrous XF with very faint 472 scratched into field below book. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Colombia (colonial) Busts 112. PopayĂĄn, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1762J. KM-38.2; CT-116. 26.5 grams. Problem-free AVF, scarce early type. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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113. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1767JV, rare type. KM-41; CT-166. 26.9 grams. Nice strike, lightly polished AXF with minor surface marks. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

116. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1787SF.

114. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786SF.

KM-50.2a; CT-140. 26.9 grams. Lustrous, lightly cleaned XF with natural

KM-50.2a; CT-139. 26.5 grams. AVF, no big problems. Estimate: $900-

planchet lamination at top of reverse and “400” faintly scratched into field in front of face. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

$1,350.

115. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1787JJ. KM50.1a; CT-198. 26.8 grams. Lustrous VF/XF with altered surfaces, minor

117. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1788SF.

marks. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

KM-50.2a; CT-141. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AXF, lightly cleaned, slightly

crude edge (as made). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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118. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1789JJ. KM50.1a; CT-200. 27.0 grams. Matte AVF with minor marks. Estimate:

121. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792JF.

$900-$1,350.

KM-62.2; CT-70. 27.0 grams. Toned VF+, good strike. Estimate: $900-

$1,350.

119. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789JJ. KM-53.1; CT-116. 26.7 grams. Lustrous VF/XF with altered surfaces, minor marks. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

122. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1793JF. KM-62.2; CT-71. 26.9 grams. Lightly polished AXF, good strike.

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

123. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794JJ. KM62.1; CT-124. 27.0 grams. AXF with rich old toning, smallish flan.

120. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791JJ. KM-53.1; CT-119. 26.9 grams. Toned VF+ with old “X” scratched into field behind head,

Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

nice strike. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

124. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1796JJ. KM-62.1; CT-126. 27.0 grams. Bold XF, richly rainbow-toned, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

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128. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800JJ. KM62.1; CT-131. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF+, nice strike, mount removed from top. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

125. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1796JF. KM-62.2; CT-75. 26.8 grams. Lightly cleaned VF/XF, lustrous in legends.

Pedigreed to the Craig A. Whitford auction of November 29, 1993, with lottag #366. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

129. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1801JJ. KM62.1; CT-133. 26.7 grams. Lustrous XF, starting to tone. Estimate: 126. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1798JJ. KM62.1; CT-128. 27.0 grams. Toned AXF with a few minor flaws, lustrous

$1,100-$1,850.

in legends. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

130. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1801JF. KM-62.2; CT-80. 26.9 grams. Lustrous XF with weak centers, slightly

127. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1798JF.

crude edge (as made). Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

KM-62.2; CT-77. 27.0 grams. Lightly polished XF+, lustrous, nice strike.

Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

131. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802JF. KM-62.2; CT-81. 26.7 grams. Lustrous VF/XF with minor marks, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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132. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1803JJ. KM62.1; CT-137. 27.0 grams. XF with minor marks, rim-bruise, sediment

135. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806JJ. KM62.1; CT-142. 26.7 grams. Bold, toned VF+, very lightly polished, nice

in crevices. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

strike. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

133. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1805JJ. KM62.1; CT-141. 27.1 grams. Choice XF with beautiful rich toning.

136. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806JF. KM-62.2; CT-89. 27.0 grams. Cleaned, lustrous AXF with minor planchet

Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

flaws on obverse. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

134. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1805JJ. KM- 137. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807JF.

62.1; CT-141. 27.0 grams. Cleaned VF with minor marks. Estimate:

KM-62.2; CT-90. 27.0 grams. Highly lustrous AU with hint of toning,

$900-$1,350.

very attractive. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

138. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. KM-66.2; CT-67. 26.8 grams. Deeply toned VF

with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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139. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. KM-66.2; CT-67. 26.9 grams. Nice AVF, toned in legends. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

142. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1815/4JF. KM-66.1; CT-unl. (cf. 104). 27.1 grams. Nice XF with minor flaws, deep old scratch on bust. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

140. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF. KM-66.2; CT-71. 27.0 grams. Polished XF with small dents in rim, nice strike. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

143. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817JF. KM-66.1; CT-108. 26.9 grams. Lightly polished AXF, nice strike. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

141. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813JF. KM-66.1; CT-101. 26.9 grams. Deeply toned and lustrous AXF, very colorful, minor marks. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

144. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FM. KM-66.2; CT-81. 27.0 grams. Choice XF+, very nicely struck and toned. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

145. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FM. KM-66.2; CT-81. 26.6 grams. Cleaned, lustrous XF with

minor planchet flaws on bust. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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146. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819JF. KM-66.1; CT-110. 27.0 grams. Bold AXF, deeply toned. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 147. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1791SF KM-60.2; CT-378. 6.4 grams. Fine with crude rims. Estimate: $200-$300. 148. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1795JF. KM-56.2; CT-526. 3.3 grams. Broad-rimmed AVF, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225. 149. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1814JF. KM-64.1; CT-332. 3.4 grams. Bold XF with nice rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia (Republic of [Gran] Colombia, 1821-37)

150. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1823JF. KM-82.1. 26.8 grams. Lightly cleaned AU, nice strike, particularly good rims. Estimate: $1,150-$1,650. 151. Popayán, Colombia, 1 escudo, 1826FM. KM-81.2. 3.0 grams. AXF with natural planchet flaw at top of reverse. Estimate: $100$150. 152. Popayán, Colombia, 1 escudo, 1827FM. KM-81.2. 3.4 grams. XF, crude remnants of mount at top. Estimate: $100-$150. 153. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1825JF, encapsulated NGC MS62. KM-84. Choice and lustrous, rare for this denomination. Estimate: $500-$750. 154. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1836RS. KM-84. 1.7 grams. Nice XF with choice, rich toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

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France

160. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon, An-12 (1804)-A. KM-651. 6.4 grams. Problem-free VF with hint of toning and luster.

Estimate: $250-$375. 161. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon, 1809-A. KM-695.1. 6.4 grams. Problem-free VF with hint of toning and luster. Estimate: $250-$375.

155. France (Paris mint), double louis d’or, 1724-A, choice specimen from the Chameau (1725), rare. KM-471. 12.9 grams. Matte fields but technically UNC and problem-free, one of very few double louis d’ors known from this wreck. From the Chameau (1725). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

162. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon, 1810-A. KM-695.1. 6.4 grams. Problem-free VF with hint of toning and luster. Estimate:

156. France (Nantes mint), louis d’or, 1724-T, encapsulated

$250-$375. 163. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon, 1811-A. KM-695.1. 6.5 grams. Problem-free VF with hint of toning and luster. Estimate: $250-$375.

NGC MS-61, from the Chameau (1725). KM-470.19. Somewhat matte surfaces, no problems. From the Chameau (1725), as noted in the slab. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 157. France (Poitiers mint), louis d’or, 1724-G, from the Chameau (1725). KM-470.7. 6.6 grams. Bright matte surfaces, Mint State, part of rim slightly weak (as made). From the Chameau (1725). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

164. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Louis XVIII, 1815-A. KM706.1. 6.3 grams. AVF, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

158. France (Paris mint), louis d’or, Louis XVI, 1787-A. KM591.1. 7.4 grams. AVF, slightly wavy flan. Estimate: $300-$450.

165. France (Paris mint), 40 francs, Louis Philip I, 1834-A. KM747.1. 12.8 grams. VF with weak centers, old scratch on head. Estimate: $350-$500.

166. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Louis Philip I, 1840-A. KM-750.1. 6.4 grams. Lustrous VF, no problems. Estimate: $200$300.

159. France (Paris mint), 40 francs, Napoleon, An-13 (1804-5)A. KM-664.1. 12.9 grams. Lightly cleaned AU with faint adjustment marks on ear. Estimate: $350-$500.

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167. France (Paris mint), 10 francs, Napoleon III, 1864-A. KM800.1. 3.2 grams. AVF with hint of luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

168. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, 1909 “Rooster�, Mint State. KM-857. 6.5 grams. Lustrous and problem-free, approximately 1/5 oz

of .900 gold. Estimate: $200-$300.

Fujairah 169. Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), proof 25 riyals, 1969 Nixon commemorative. KM-7. 5.2 grams. Technically perfect, approximately 1/6 oz of 0.900 gold. With original wallet-case and certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

Germany/German States 170. Mannheim, Pfalz-Sulzbach, Germany, ducat, Karl Theodor, 1763. Fr-2037; KM-113. 3.4 grams. Nice AXF, slightly wavy flan. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 171. German Prussia (struck in Berlin), 20 mark, Wilhelm II, 1912-A, Mint State. KM-521. 7.9 grams. Lustrous and problem-free, approximately 1/4 oz of .900 gold. Estimate: $250-$375.

Great Britain

172. London, England, half noble, Edward III, mintmark cross potent (1361-9), Mint State as from an early 1400s wreck of the south of England. Sp-1502. 3.8 grams. Lustrous Mint State with tiny split in edge, very flashy and attractive. From an early 1400s wreck off the south of England. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 173. London, England, rose noble, Edward IV, mintmark crown (14678). Sp-1950. 7.7 grams. Nice AXF, huge flan (no clipping). Estimate: $1,000$1,500. 174. London, England, unite, James I (4th bust), mintmark rose (1605-6). Sp-2619; KM-46. 9.8 grams. Choice VF/XF, huge flan, lustrous and problem-free. With ANACS photo-certificate #YXA067. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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175. London, England, unite, James I (5th bust), mintmark cinquefoil (1613-15). Sp-2620; KM-47. 9.9 grams. Nice AVF with slightly weak bust, bold legends. Estimate: $600-$900. 176. London, England, unite, James I (5th bust), mintmark tun (1615-16). Sp-2620; KM-47. 9.9 grams. F/VF, bold legends, contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

177. London, England, laurel (20 shillings), James I (4th head), mintmark lis (1623-4), choice. Sp-2638B; KM-75. 9.0 grams. Bold XF with excellent portrait and legends, nice big flan. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

178. London, England, half laurel (10 shillings), James I (4th head), mintmark trefoil (1624). Sp-2641A; KM-71. 4.5 grams. Nicely detailed XF with bold legends, holed at edge at bottom of shield. Estimate: $300-$450. 179. London, England, crown (5 shillings), Charles I (Group A, 1st bust), mintmark lis (1625). Sp-2715.; KM-135. 2.2 grams. Technically AXF but uneven strike, some bold legend with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $300-$450. 180. London, England, crown (5 shillings), Charles I (Group D, 4th bust), mintmark crown (1635-6). Sp-2715.; KM-139. 1.9 grams. Uneven Fine, some bold legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

181. London, England, guinea, George II, 1733. Sp-3674; KM573.3. 8.3 grams. AVF with minor rim-flaw. Estimate: $350-$500.

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182. London, England, guinea, George III, 1777. Sp-3728; KM-604. 8.3 grams. Lustrous AU with minor marks. With ANACS photocertificate #X-4095-A. Estimate: $450-$675. 183. London, England, “spade” guinea, George III, 1788. Sp-3729; KM-609. 8.2 grams. Lightly polished Fine. Estimate: $200-$300. 184. London, England, “spade” guinea, George III, 1790. Sp-3729; KM-609. 8.4 grams. Lustrous XF with minor marks. Estimate: $300$450.

185. London, England, “spade” guinea, George III, 1798. Sp-

191. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1852,

3729; KM-609. 8.2 grams. Lightly polished VF, mount removed at top.

from the Douro (1882). Sp-3852C; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. Lustrous AU/ UNC. From the Douro (1882), pedigreed to the Spink auction of November 20-21, 1996, with lot card and flyer. Estimate: $350-$500. 192. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1853, from the Douro (1882). Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. Lustrous Mint State. From the Douro (1882), pedigreed to the Spink auction of November 20-21, 1996, with lot card and flyer. Estimate: $350-$500.

Estimate: $200-$300. 186. London, England, half sovereign George III, 1817. Sp-3786; KM-673. 3.8 grams. Lightly polished Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

187. London, England, half sovereign George III, 1820. Sp-3786; KM-673. 4.0 grams. Lustrous XF+ with minor marks. Estimate: $350-

$500.

188. London, England, 1/3 guinea, George III, 1802. Sp-3739; 193. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1853, KM-648. 2.8 grams. Nice AVF, problem-free, attractively toned.

from the Douro (1882). Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. Lustrous AU/ UNC. From the Douro (1882), pedigreed to the Spink auction of November 20-21, 1996, with lot card and flyer. Estimate: $350-$500. 194. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1857, from the Douro (1882). Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 7.9 grams. XF/AU with reddish toning. From the Douro (1882), with Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $350-$500.

Estimate: $125-$200.

195.

London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1861. Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. XF/AU. Estimate: $250-$275.

189. London, England, 1/3 guinea, George III, 1810. Sp-3740; KM-650. 2.8 grams. XF with solder marks from jewelry mounting.

Estimate: $125-$200. 190. London, England, half sovereign, George IV, 1828. Sp-3804; KM-700. 4.0 grams. Nice VF, problem-free, attractively toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

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196. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1865, die 12. Sp-3853; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. Lustrous AU. Estimate: $300$450.

197. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1872, no die number, from the Douro (1882). Sp-3852C; KM-736.1. 8.0 grams. Lustrous Mint State. From the Douro (1882), pedigreed to the Spink auction of November 20-21, 1996, with lot card and flyer. Estimate: $350-

$500.

198. Lot of 2 London, England, sovereigns, Victoria (Jubilee bust), both dated 1890. Sp-3866B; KM-767. 15.9 grams total. One XF, the other VF. Estimate: $500-$750.

199. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (old veiled bust), 1893. Sp-3874; KM-785. 8.0 grams. Lustrous UNC, very minor rim-nicks. Estimate: $250-$375. 200. London, England, sovereign, Victoria (old veiled bust), 1899. Sp-3874; KM-785. 8.0 grams. Lustrous UNC, very minor rim-nicks. Estimate: $250-$375. 201. London, England, sovereign, Edward VII, 1904, from the Egypt (1922). Sp-3969; KM-805. 8.0 grams. Lustrous AU, desirable provenance. From the Egypt (1922), with full-page certificate and article. Estimate: $350-$500. 202. London, England, sovereign, George V, 1911, from the Egypt (1922). Sp-3996; KM-820. 8.0 grams. Nice XF with attractive sediment highlighting the details, desirable provenance with antique pedigree. From the Egypt (1922), with original tag hand-signed by the Chairman of Lloyd’s in 1932. Estimate: $500-$750. 203. London, England, sovereign, George V, 1913, from the Egypt (1922). Sp-3996; KM-820. 8.0 grams. Lustrous UNC with sediment in crevices, desirable provenance. From the Egypt (1922), with Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $500-$750.

Holy Roman Empire (Austria)

Hungarian Transylvania (Romania)

205. Baia Mare, Romania (Hungarian Transylvania), ducat, 204. Vienna, Austria (Holy Roman Empire), ducat, Rudolf II, 1589. Fr-87. 3.5 grams. Lustrous XF+ with minor edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

Sigismund Bathori, 1591. Fr-152. 3.5 grams. AVF, no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

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India 206. Mysore, India, “star” pagoda, Haidar Ali (1761-82), from the Fame (1822), embedded in a clump of debris. 21.1 grams. Shipwreck gold coins in clumps are practically unknown: Either the gold separates naturally, or the salvagers clean off the encrustation willy-nilly in hopes of uncovering a rarity. This is the first specimen we have ever seen of this type of coin (a small but fat, button-like piece with star on one side) in such a state, here with a long, whitegray chunk of encrustation that contains shells and what appear to be bits of silver coins and/or nails. From the Fame (1822). Estimate: $350-$500.

India (English East India Co.) 207. English East India Co., mohur, (1819), from the Fame (1822). Fr-567. 11.6 grams. Lustrous UNC with minor rim-dings, desirable provenance. From the Fame (1822), with original certification tag signed by the Past President of the S.A. Numismatic Society. Estimate: $350$500. 208. English East India Co., 5 rupees, (1820-35), from the Fame (1822). Fr-570. 3.9 grams. Lustrous AU, no problems, desirable provenance. From the Fame (1822), with original certification tag signed by the Past President of the S.A. Numismatic Society. Estimate: $300-$450.

India (British) 209. Bombay, India, sovereign, George V, 1918-I. KM-525A. 8.0 grams. Lustrous Mint State. Estimate: $350-$500.

Italy/Italian States

210. Venice, Italy, scudo d’oro, Lodovico Manin (1789-97).

Fr-1490. 3.3 grams. Lustrous XF with old scratch in center of obverse.

Estimate: $200-$300. 211. Milan, Italy (Kingdom of Napoleon), 40 lire, 1808-M, edge lettering raised. KM-12. 12.9 grams. AXF with hint of toning, no problems. Estimate: $350-$500. 212. Rome, Italy (Kingdom), Umberto I, 20 lire, 1882-R. KM-21. 6.5 grams. Lustrous AU. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico (colonial) Busts 213. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1739MF, scarce. KM-148; CT-133. 27.0 grams. Polished AVF as formerly mounted, good strike. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

214. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1746/5MF, scarce. KM-148; CT-142. 27.0 grams. Bold AXF, no problems. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

215. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751MF, scarce. $3,000-$4,500.

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KM-150; CT-39. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF+. Estimate:


216. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1780FF.

219. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV

KM-156.2; CT-98. 27.0 grams. Nice VF+ with old “X” scratched onto

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM-157; CT-36. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF, minor flan flaw on head, lightly cleaned.

cheek. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

217. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786FM. 220. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1790FM KM-158; CT-38. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned VF with toning and luster in legends.

KM-156.2a; CT-110. 26.8 grams. AVF, no problems. Estimate: $1,000-

$1,500.

Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

218. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1787FM. KM-156.2a; CT-111. 26.8 grams. AVF with weak centers, toned legends.

221. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1791FM.

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

KM-159; CT-39. 26.9 grams. VF with weak centers, toned around details.

Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

222. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792FM. KM-159; CT-40. 27.0 grams. Problem-free VF+ with slightly weak centers, toning in legends. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

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223. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792FM.

226. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1797FM.

KM-159; CT-40. 25.2 grams. Nice VF with weak centers, inexplicably

KM-159; CT-47. 27.1 grams. Highly lustrous AU+ with hairline edge-

underweight as edge is intact. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

split at date. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

224. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1793FM. KM-159; CT-42. 27.1 grams. Lustrous XF with slightly weak centers,

227. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800FM.

minor rim-dings, nice toning. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

KM-159; CT-52. 26.8 grams. Bold XF (nice strike), lightly polished.

Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

225. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1796FM. KM-159; CT-46. 26.9 grams. AXF, no problems. Estimate: $1,100-

228. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FT.

$1,850.

KM-159; CT-56. 27.0 grams. Highly lustrous but lightly cleaned AU+

with weak center on reverse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

229. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FT. KM-159; CT-56. 27.0 grams. Bold XF+, lustrous but lightly cleaned. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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230. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1803FT.

233. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807TH.

KM-159; CT-57. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF with weak centers, starting to

KM-159; CT-63. 27.0 grams. Very deeply rainbow-toned XF with minor

tone nicely. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

rim-bruise, quite pretty. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

231. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1804/ 3TH. KM-159; CT-58. 27.1 grams. Highly lustrous AU with slightly weak centers. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

234. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807TH. KM-159; CT-63. 26.9 grams. Richly old-toned AXF. Estimate: $1,000-

$1,500.

232. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1804TH. 235. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807TH. KM-159; CT-59. 27.0 grams. Nice XF with rich old toning, especially

KM-159; CT-63. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF with minor marks. Estimate:

on the reverse, bust slightly weak, minor marks. Estimate: $1,100$1,850.

$1,100-$1,850.

236. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (“armored� bust), 1808TH. KM-160; CT-43. 27.0 grams. Nice strike, cleaned AXF. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

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237. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII 240. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (“armored” bust), 1809HJ. KM-160; CT-44. 27.0 grams. Lustrous VF+ with weak centers. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

(“armored” bust), 1811HJ. KM-160; CT-46. 27.0 grams. VF+ with weak centers, toned around details. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

238. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (“armored” bust), 1809HJ. KM-160; CT-44. 27.0 grams. AXF, lightly cleaned, with minor rim-bruise, slightly weak center on reverse, hint of toning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

241. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1817JJ. KM-161; CT-57. 26.7 grams. Polished AVF. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

242. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1818JJ. KM-161; CT-59. 27.0 grams. Flashy coin, pristine Mint State on

239. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII reverse but lightly cleaned AU on obverse, nicely toned. Estimate: (“armored” bust), 1810HJ. KM-160; CT-45. 27.0 grams. Toned, lustrous XF/AU. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

$1,500-$2,250.

243. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820JJ. KM-161; CT-61. 26.9 grams. Toned VF/XF with weak centers. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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244. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1821JJ. KM-161; CT-62. 27.0 grams. Well-struck XF with hairlines in fields, spots of toning and sediment. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

245. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 escudos, Philip V, 1737MF, rare. KM-135; CT-243. 13.3 grams. Lustrous, polished AXF, nice strike. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 246. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 escudos, Philip V, 1738/7MF, rare. KM-135; CT-unl. (cf. 244). 13.4 grams. Nice VF+ with attractive toning all over, minor rim-bruise. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 4, 1995, with lot-tag #451. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 247. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1794FM. KM-132; CT-359. 6.4 grams. Lustrous About Fine with sediment and toning here and there. Estimate: $250-$375.

248. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Philip V, 1733/2MF, choice Mint State, finest known example of an extremely rare issue, from the 1733 Fleet, and the namesake coin for Meylach’s book Diving to a Flash of Gold, encapsulated PCGS MS-63. KM113; CT-515. 3.4 grams. Lustrous Mint State with fully struck-up details, nice rims except for the top (as struck), curious compass-point dot in center of bust, rare second year of milled gold-coin production in the New World with clear overdate (one of only three known when it was recovered and still the only one in Mint State condition), a spectacular example with a very desirable pedigree, clearly one of the best coins ever recovered from the 1733 Fleet and in fact the inspiration for the title of Marty’s book (personally confirmed by him in accompanying letter), and recovered from the Capitana El Rubí during a particularly reckless salvage effort under life-threatening conditions, breathlessly immortalized in Meylach’s book (pages 133-4): “For days we sucked away at the sand under the edge of her hull... black residue trickled down from the rotting timbers to mix with the cloud of dust... the blackened wound grew into a yawning pit... the great bulk of the hull towered over our heads... the Capitana stood on a hair’s balance... in the gloom of our man-made cavern, we swam as shadows, flitting in and out of the billowing dust cloud... then from the fallout tumbled a single exquisite gold coin... we pounced on it, swam out to the better light... [then] shorn of her treasure... the Capitana made a rumbling, crackling sound and shifted ominously... we backed out frantically, dwarfed by the great hulk... above, one hundred tons of granite came unbalanced... her death roll was majestic... the Capitana teetered on her keel and fell with a grating, tearing sound... a great black cloud roiled up beneath her, and then folded its black shroud over the huge corpse as she plunged sideways into the pit, spewing an avalanche of ballast rock.” From the Capitana El Rubí of the 1733 Fleet (stated in slab) and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection, pictured in color in his book, with letter from Marty establishing that this specific coin was the “flash of gold” that inspired the title of his book. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500. 58


249. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1775FM, ex-Eliasberg. KM-118.2; CT-653. 3.4 grams. Choice XF with beautiful rich toning, nice strike, no problems, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

250. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1778FF, ex-Eliasberg. KM-118.2; CT-656. 3.4 grams. Lustrous XF+, choice strike with hint of old toning all over, no problems, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. Estimate: $750-$1,100. 251. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1783FF. KM-118.2; CT-661. 3.4 grams. Lustrous XF, nice strike, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375. 252. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1794FM, ex-Eliasberg. KM-120; CT-506. 3.4 grams. Lustrous XF with subtle toning, nice strike, no problems, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. Estimate: $500-$750. 253. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (“armored� bust), 1809HJ. KM-121; CT-293. 3.3 grams. Fine with minor planchet flaws, scarce type. Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico (Republic)

254. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1825JM.

256. Durango, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1833RM. KM-383.3. 26.9 grams. KM-383.9. 26.8

Bold AXF with minor planchet flaws, hint of toning. Estimate: $900$1,350.

grams. VF with weak centers, toning around details. Estimate: $800-

$1,200.

255. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1830JM.

257. Chihuahua, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1845RG.

KM-383.1. 26.8 grams. VF with attractive toning and luster in legends, weak rims.

KM-383.9. 26.9

grams. VF+ with weak areas. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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258. Culiacan, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1856CE. KM-383.2. 26.9 grams. 262. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1859/4(?)PF. KM-383.7. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned XF, lustrous and lightly toned, unlisted overdate

VF with minor weak areas, subtle toning. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

(not 100% certain). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

259. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1857PF. KM-383.7. 27.0 grams. 263. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1861PF. KM-383.7. 26.9 grams. Bold XF+, lightly cleaned, starting to tone. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Lustrous VF+. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

260. Durango, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1858CP. KM-383.3. 26.7 grams. 264. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1862/1YE. KM-383.7. 26.8 grams. Lustrous VF+. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

VF with planchet flaws in rim. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

261. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1858PF. KM-383.7. 26.9 grams. 265. Culiacan, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1862CE. KM-383.2. 27.0 grams. Lightly polished AXF, bold strike. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Flashy, highly lustrous AU with surface hairlines on date side. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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266. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1862YE.

270. Culiacan, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1865CE. KM-383.2. 26.9 grams.

KM-383.7. 26.9

grams. Lustrous XF with surface hairlines, beginning to tone. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

267. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1863/53YF/PF, rare overassayer for this date (unlisted in KM). KM-unl. (cf. 383.7). 27.1 grams. Lightly cleaned BU, very flashy. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

271. Culiacan, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1867CE/CB. KM-383.2. 26.8 grams. VF with slightly weak centers, bold legends with attractive

toning. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

268. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1863/53PF, rare overdate for this assayer (unlisted in KM). KM-unl. (cf. 383.7). 26.9 grams. AXF. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

272. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1868YF.

KM-383.7. 27.1 grams. Lustrous, flashy AU, lightly cleaned, with minor scratches.

Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

273. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 escudos, 1861CH. KM-380.7. 6.7 grams. Lustrous AU with bold rims and subtle toning, faint hairlines. Estimate: $350-$500. 274. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 escudo, 1825JM, re-punched letters. KM-379.5. 3.4 grams. AXF with weak centers, subtle toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

269. Hermosillo, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1863FM, scarce mint, first date of issue. KM-383.3. 26.6 grams. Lustrous VF, not much contrast. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 1, 1995, with lot-tag #611. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850. 61


275. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 escudo, 1830/29JM. KM-379.5. 3.4 grams. Lustrous AXF, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $150-

$225.

276. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1825JM. KM-378.5. 1.7 grams. AXF with weak centers, bold legends, off-center strike. Estimate: $100-$150. 277. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1848GC. KM-378.5. 1.7 grams. Richly toned XF with hint of luster. Estimate: $90-$135. 278. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1851GC. KM-378.5. 1.7 grams. Lustrous AU with weak centers. Estimate: $90-$135. 279. Guanajuato, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1852PF. KM-378.2. 1.7 grams. XF with slightly weak centers. Estimate: $80-$120. 280. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1863CH, no overdate/ overassayer (unlisted in KM). KM-unl. (cf. 378.5). 1.6 grams. Bold VF with scratches. Estimate: $60-$90.

Mexico (Empire) 281. Mexico City, Mexico, 20 pesos, Maximilian, 1866. KM-389. 33.6 grams. Lightly polished VF+, mount removed from top, popular as the type of coin given by the emperor to his executioners in 1867. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mexico (Republic/Decimal)

282. Mexico City, Mexico, 20 pesos, 1873MM.

KM-414.6. 33.7

grams. Lustrous AU with surface hairlines. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

283. Zacatecas, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos, 1875/3A, low mintage. KM-411.6. 4.3 grams. Lustrous Mint State, slightly crude rims (as made).

Estimate: $700-$1,000. 284. Mexico City, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos, 1887M, low mintage. KM-411.5. 4.2 grams. Lustrous Mint State, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $600-$900. 285. Mexico City, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos, 1889M, low mintage. KM-411.5. 4.2 grams. AU+ with slightly grainy surfaces. Estimate: $400-$600. 286. Mexico City, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos, 1891M, low mintage. KM-411.5. 4.3 grams. Nice AU+, no problems. Estimate: $500-$750.

287. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1894M. KM-410.5. 1.7 grams. Mint State with full luster, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

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288. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, 1 pesos, dated 1893M, 1898M and 1901M. KM-410.5. 1.6-1.7 grams each. All XF, the 1893 and 1901 with solder-marks from jewelry mounting. Estimate: $150-$225.

289. Mexico City, Mexico, 20 pesos (Aztec calendar), 1918. KM-478. 16.6 grams. Lustrous AU. Estimate: $600-$900. 290. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, 2-1/2 pesos (Hidalgo), 1945. KM-463. 1.9-2.1 grams each. All UNC, approximately 1/5 oz (total) of .900 gold. Estimate: $225-$350. 291. Lot of 8 fantasy Maximilian 1865 gold peso miniatures, struck in the late 1900s. 0.4-0.6 grams each. All UNC, indeterminate fineness of at least 10K. Estimate: $80-$120.

Netherlands (Spanish)

292. Holland, Spanish Netherlands, 1/2 real d’or, Philip II (1555-81). Fr-143. 3.4 grams. Nicely detailed XF with contrasting sediment on fields. Estimate: $500-$750. 293. Overijssel, Spanish Netherlands, imitation ducat (portraits of Ferdinand and Isabel), Philip II (1590-3). Fr-262. 3.5 grams. Well-detailed XF, lightly toned, slightly wrinkled flan. Estimate: $500-$750. 294. Brabant (Antwerp mint), Spanish Netherlands, 2 souverain d’or, Philip IV, 1644, rare. KM-74.1. 11.1 grams. Lovely, lustrous AU with unfortunate scrape on king’s forehead. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Netherlands (United)

295. Gelderland, United Netherlands, double ducat, 1656, mounted in soldered-on bezel. KM-40. 8.9 grams. VF for wear, some minor wrinkling, with reeded-edge bezel (lower-karat gold) around the entire edge. Estimate: $300-$450. 296. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1587. Fr-284. 3.3 grams. VF with bold legends. Estimate: $400-$600. 297. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1595. Fr-284. 3.0 grams. Nicely detailed XF/VF, very lightly clipped around the edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

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298. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1600, rare. KM-7.1. 3.4 grams. Fully detailed AXF. Estimate: $500-$750. 299. Overijssel, United Netherlands, ducat, 1612. KM-7. 3.5 grams. Lustrous AU. Estimate: $350-$500. 300. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1647. KM-7.1. 3.4 grams. Nice XF. Estimate: $400-$600.

301. Gelderland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1651. KM-5. 3.5 grams. Broad-flan AU with luster. Estimate: $350-$500. 302. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1702. KM-7.1. 3.4 grams. AXF with red toning all over, nice contrast, knight’s head weak. Estimate: $300-$450. 303. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, from the Akerendam (1725). KM-7.1. 3.6 grams. UNC with muted luster, uneven toning, knight’s head weak. From the Akerendam (1725). Estimate: $400-$600. 304. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1758. KM-7.2. 3.5 grams. XF+ with muted luster, subtle toning, full details. Estimate: $250$275.

305. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1760. KM-7.2. 3.5 grams. Lustrous XF+, full details. Estimate: $250-$275. 306. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1765. KM-12.3. 3.4 grams. Lustrous AXF, slightly wrinkled flan. Estimate: $200-$300. 307. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1770. KM-12.3. 2.3 grams. AVF with mount-mark at top, probably lightly shaved. Estimate: $175-$150. 308. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1776, desirable date. KM-12.3. 3.4 grams. VF with hint of luster, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

309. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1777. KM-93.5. 3.4 grams. Decent VF, slightly wrinkled flan. Estimate: $200-$300. 310. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1780. KM-12.3. 3.4 grams. AXF, nicely detailed. Estimate: $200-$300. 311. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1814. KM-45. 3.5 grams. XF with muted luster, weak rims. Estimate: $150-$225. 312. Holland, United Netherlands, 14 gulden, 1750. KM-97. 10.0 grams. Lustrous UNC with surface hairlines and a few minor marks, quite flashy and attractive. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Peru (colonial) Busts

313. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand

316. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1784MI, certified as

VI), 1754JD, rare type. KM-59.1; CT-21. 27.0 grams. Nice strike, lustrous AXF with hairlines and adjustment marks in center of reverse. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

being from Art McKee’s “Pitch Barrel wreck” (scarce provenance). KM-82.1; CT-41. 26.9 grams. Crude rims, slightly grainy surfaces with minor laminations, red toning, AXF, desirable for its provenance. From the unidentified “Pitch Barrel wreck,” with photo-certificate signed by Karen McKee and James Sinclair, also pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #4, with lot-tag #97. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

314. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774MJ. KM-82.1; CT-29. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AXF with natural planchet flaw on forehead and old scratch in date. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

317. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1788IJ. KM-82.1a; CT-48. 26.9 grams. Nice VF+ with bold rims, no problems. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

315. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1775MJ. KM-82.1; CT-30. 26.9 grams. Richly toned AXF, no problems. Estimate: $1,000-

$1,500.

318. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1793IJ. KM-101; CT-10. 27.0 grams. AXF with adjustment mark and minor planchet

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lamination on reverse and on obverse rim. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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319. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1803JP. KM-101; CT-22. 26.7 grams. Obverse cleaned XF with crude rims; reverse lustrous AU. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 320. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806JP. KM-101; CT-27. 27.0 grams. Lightly toned XF with minor natural defects on bust, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

321. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807JP, believed to be from the San Pedro de Alcรกntara (1815). KM-101; CT-28. 26.8 grams. AU details (choice strike) but all surfaces slightly grainy as from salvage. Reported to be from the San Pedro de Alcรกntara (1815), with Sedwick certificate from 2001. Estimate: $1,500$2,250. 322. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1816JP. KM-129.1; CT-22. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF+, lightly cleaned. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 323. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1818JP. KM-129.1; CT-24. 27.1 grams. Very flashy coin with much luster, obverse lightly cleaned AU with natural flan flaws, reverse BU. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

324. Lima, Peru, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1778MJ, rare. KM-81; CT-283. 13.4 grams. Choice, lustrous UNC with faint hairlines on obverse fields only. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 66


Peru (Republic)

Portugal

326. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1734. KM-201. 1.1 grams. Beautifully red-toned AXF, minor flaw in crown, popular for jewelry.

325. Lima, Peru, 1/2 escudo, 1851MB, rare. KM-146.1. 1.6 grams. Estimate: $300-$450. Lightly cleaned AU with hint of toning. Estimate: $300-$450. 327. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, Joseph I, 1752. KM-248.1. 0.9 gram. Lustrous XF+, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

328. Lisbon, Portugal, peça (6400 reis), 1830, choice, prooflike Mint State. KM-397. 14.3 grams. Very flashy, medal-like specimen of an exceptional strike, with faint hairlines in fields. Estimate: $5,000$7,500.

Russia 329. Russia, 5 rubles, 1899. KM-62. 4.5 grams. Matte XF+, approx. 1/7 oz of .900 gold. Estimate: $150$225.

Spain 330. Barcelona (under Aragon), Spain, florin, Pedro III (IV of Aragon) (1387-96). Cay-1851. 3.4 grams. AVF with contrasting sediment around details. Estimate: $150-$225. 331. Barcelona (under Aragon), Spain, 1/2 florin, Pedro III (IV of Aragon) (1387-96). Cay-1861. 1.7 grams. AVF with some coppery staining. Estimate: $250-$375.

332. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, •X• at top, S at bottom, superb specimen. CT-78. 6.9 grams. Beautiful AU, exceptionally well struck and perfectly round, all details and lettering in legend full, one of the top specimens known of a popular issue. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. 333. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, •X• at top, S at bottom. CT-78. 6.7 grams. VF+ with exceptional portraits, much bold legend, contrasting sediment around details. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 334. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, star and 4 circlets at top, S and 2 circlets at bottom between busts. CT-69. 6.9 grams. XF with subdued luster, choice details all over, nice toning. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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335. Seville, Spain, 8 escudos, 1721J. KM-315; CT-185. 26.8 grams. VF+ with minor natural flan

defects on obverse, rim-nick on reverse. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. 336. Seville, Spain, 2 escudos, 1704P (retrograde 4). KM-255; CT-408. 6.7 grams. Offcenter VF with deep punchmark to right of shield, curious extra metal in 0 of date. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

Busts 337. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FA. KM437.1; CT-33. 26.7 grams. Lustrous AXF with natural flan defects on both sides. Estimate: $1,100-$1,850.

338. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1781PJ. KM-418.1; CT-306. 13.3 grams. Very lustrous AU with faint hairlines, subtle toning. Estimate: $600-$900. 339. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1786DV. KM-418.1a; CT-311. 13.4 grams. Nice XF with faint surface hairlines. Estimate: $600-$900. 340. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1787/6DV. KM-unl. (cf. 418.1a); CT-312. 13.3 grams. Lustrous XF+ with faint surface hairlines, incipient toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

341. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1792MF. KM-436.1; CT-202. 13.4 grams. Lustrous, lightly cleaned AXF. Estimate: $600-$900.

342. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1815GJ. KM-484; CT-145. 13.3 grams. Lightly cleaned VF. Estimate: $500-$750.

343. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1733JF, rare. KM-352; CT-335. 6.7 grams. Lustrous AXF with subtle toning all over. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

345. Seville, Spain, bust 2

344. Seville, Spain, bust 2

escudos, Charles III, 1774CF.

escudos, Charles III, 1773CF. KM-417.2; CT-575. 6.6 grams. AXF with scratches on obverse. Estimate: $225-$350.

KM-417.2; CT-576. 6.6 grams. VF

with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

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346. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1788M. KM-417.1a; CT-459. 6.7 grams. Lustrous AXF. Estimate: $250-$375. 347. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1793MF. KM-435.1; CT-326. 6.8 grams. Nicely toned and well-struck AXF. Estimate: $350-$500. 348. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1781/0PJ. KM-unl. (cf. 416.2); CT-623. 3.3 grams. VF with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $175-$250. 349. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV. KM-416.1a; CT-629. 3.3 grams. VF with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

350. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Philip V, 1744PJ. KM-361.2; CT-587. 1.9 grams. Nice VF with luster in legends. Estimate: $150-$225. 351. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1752JB, ex-Eliasberg. KM-378; CT-249. 1.6 grams. AXF with red toning all over, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. Estimate: $200-$300. 352. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1758JB. KM-378; CT-256. 1.7 grams. AVF with flan defects and poor surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200. 353. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1759J. KM-378; CT-258. 1.8 grams. Bold AXF with slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $150-$225. 354. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1759J. KM-389.1; CT-751. 1.7 grams. Red-toned VF+ with grainy surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200.

355. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1760JP. KM-389.1; CT-753. 1.8 grams. Red-toned VF with grainy surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200. 356. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1773PJ. KM-415.1; CT-767. 1.8 grams. AXF with hint of toning all over. Estimate: $150-$225. 357. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1778PJ. KM-415.1; CT-772. 1.8 grams. Red-toned AVF with grainy surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200. 358. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1783JD. KM-415.1; CT-774. 1.7 grams. Nice AXF. Estimate: $150-$225. 359. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1788C. KM-425.2; CT-808. 1.8 grams. Red-toned VF+ with grainy surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200.

Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 360. Lot of 2 miscellaneous gold coins: Turkey (Ottoman Empire), 1/4 altin (zeri mahbub), Kostantiniye (Constantinople) mint, AH1223 year 14 (1821), holed; and a late-1800s Arab or Indian imitation of a Venetian ducat used as a button (solder spot in center). KM-627 (Turkish coin). 3.3 grams and 0.6 gram. Two 19th-century gold coins of the Eastern Mediterranean, both damaged but readable. Estimate: $75-$110.

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United States of America

365. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 eagle (Liberty head), 1901, encapsulated PCGS MS-63. KM-102. Very lustrous, nice color. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

361. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 eagle (Liberty head), 1903, encapsulated PCGS MS-64. KM-74.3. Lustrous, nice rich color. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000.

366. USA (San Francisco mint), $10 eagle (Liberty head), 1901362. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 eagle (Liberty head), 1879. S. KM-102. 16.8 grams. Lightly polished VF+, starting below melt. KM-102. 16.7 grams. XF with bagmarks but no other problems.

Estimate: $400-$600.

Estimate: $600-$900.

367. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 eagle (Indian head), 1913, 363. USA (San Francisco mint), $10 eagle (Liberty head), 1898. encapsulated PCGS MS-62. KM-130. Lustrous but very slightly KM-102. 16.5 grams. Fine, but starting below melt. Estimate: $500-

grainy, light scratch below chin. Estimate: $1,000-$1,250.

$750.

368. USA (San Francisco mint), $5 half eagle (Liberty head), 364. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 eagle (Liberty head), 1899. 1881-S. KM-101. 8.3 grams. Polished VF, starting below melt. Estimate: KM-102. 16.7 grams. Deeply toned but grainy XF, starting below melt. Estimate: $500-$750.

$300-$450. 369. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 half eagle (Liberty head), 1897. KM-101. 8.3 grams. AU with bagmarks, starting below melt. Estimate: $300-$450.

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370. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 half eagle (Liberty head), 1900. KM-101. 8.4 grams. Lightly cleaned UNC, starting below melt. Estimate: $300-$450. 371. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 Indian, 1910. KM-129. 8.4 grams. Lightly cleaned XF, starting below melt. Estimate: $300-$450.

378. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1857. KM-72. 4.2 grams. XF with faint punchmark in center of reverse, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225. 379. USA (San Francisco mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1863-S. KM-72. 3.9 grams. Fine, but starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225.

372. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 Indian, 1913. KM-129. 8.4 grams. VF, starting below melt. Estimate: $300-$450. 373. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1839. KM-56. 4.2 grams. AXF with scratches and punchmark, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225.

380. Lot of 2 USA $2-1/2 quarter eagles (Liberty head) made into cufflinks, 1873 and 1878-S. KM-72. 10.4 grams total. XF details, but more valuable as jewelry, starting below melt. Estimate: $250$375. 381. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian, 1928. KM-128. 4.2 grams. Nice XF, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225. 382. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 (Liberty head), 1853. KM-73. 1.7 grams. Mint State, lustrous. Estimate: $100-$150.

374. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1845. KM-72. 4.2 grams. AXF with punchmark in center of reverse, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225. 375. USA (New Orleans mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1847-O. KM-72. 4.2 grams. AXF with faint punchmark in center of reverse, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225.

383. USA (Charlotte mint), $1 Indian, 1855, rare. KM-83. 1.7 grams. Polished XF, rare mint. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 384. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Indian, 1856. KM-83. 1.7 grams. Cleaned XF+, starting below melt. Estimate: $60$90. 385. USA, California gold half dollar token (round), 1853, large Indian head. 0.4 gram. Lustrous, lightly cleaned AU with weak centers. Estimate: $50-$75. 386. USA, California gold half dollar token (octagonal), 1857, large Indian head, made into a stick pin. 0.5 gram. XF or so, odd choice of coin for jewelry. Estimate: $50-$75.

376. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1850. KM-72. 4.2 grams. XF with faint punchmark in center of reverse, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225. 377. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 quarter eagle (Liberty head), 1851. KM-72. 4.2 grams. XF with faint punchmark in center of reverse, starting below melt. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Uruguay (Republic) 387. Uruguay (struck in Paris), 5 pesos, 1930 (Artigas), encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-27. Subtle luster and bagmarks, light rosy color, scarce as only 14,415 specimens released and most of them melted. Estimate: $250-$375.

Yugoslavia 388. Yugoslavia, proof trade dukat, Alexander I, 1931, with cornear countermark below bust. KM-12.1. 3.6 grams. Flashy BU, approx. 1/8 oz of .986 gold, the countermark applied by the official government trade office to confirm gold content. Estimate: $125$200. 389. Yugoslavia, proof trade dukat, Alexander I, 1932, with cornear countermark below bust. KM-12.1. 3.5 grams. Flashy BU, approx. 1/8 oz of .986 gold, the countermark applied by the official government trade office to confirm gold content. Estimate: $125$200.

SHIPWRECK INGOTS AND BULLION Gold Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique 390. Small, round, gold drop with edge cut #932, purity unknown, 7.1 grams. Smooth but grayish surfaces, with original sticker on bottom, about 20% segment cut from one side with natural bubble inside, rare early example of what was probably contraband in the Portuguese East India trade. From the Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, with original Arqueonautas certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

Non-wreck nuggets (Mexico)

391. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to 392. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to

be 85%-95% pure, 127.3 grams. Huge, irregularly-shaped natural nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in rivers and streams. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

be 85%-95% pure, 117.1 grams. Dense, compact nugget with very knobby surfaces. Estimate: $4,750-$7,000.

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393. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 104.7 grams. Somewhat rectangular nugget with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $4,250-$6,500. 394. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 44.0 grams. Thick, somewhat butterfly-shaped nugget with knobby surfaces. Estimate: $1,800-$2,750.

395. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 42.6 grams. Wedge-shaped nugget (flattish at one end and thick at the other) with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in rivers and streams. Estimate: $1,800-$2,750. 396. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 39.6 grams. Triangular chunk with lots of cracks and crevices. Estimate: $1,700-$2,500. 397. Large, natural gold nugget found in Mexico, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 30.6 grams. Pie-shaped nugget that almost looks like it was cut from a disc but with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in rivers and streams. Estimate: $1,300-$2,000.

Non-wreck nuggets (Alaska)

398. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 49.0 grams. Dense, ovoid nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

399. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 42.0 grams. Dense, ovoid nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,700-$2,500.

400. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 37.9 grams. Dense, squarish nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 401. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 36.9 grams. Dense, squarish nugget with flat bottom, much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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402. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 36.3 grams. Wedge-shaped nugget that almost looks like it was cut from a disc but with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,500$2,250. 403. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 31.8 grams. Dense, irregularlyshaped nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 404. Large, natural gold nugget found at Cripple Creek, Alaska, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 25.1 grams. Rectangular and somewhat flat nugget with much of surface rounded from centuries of tumbling in the water. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

405. Lot of 2 natural gold nuggets found in Chile, estimated to be 85%-95% pure, 14.3 grams total. Nicely matched pair of somewhat flat, rectangular nuggets with some crevices but mostly rounded surfaces from centuries of tumbling, great shape and size (but maybe a bit heavy) for earrings or cufflinks. Estimate: $600-$900.

Silver “Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

406. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-138, 2962 grams. 13" x 4-1/2" x 1/2". Wide, flat, rectangular ingot, neatly formed, with clear markings of fineness iV9x (1510/2400 = 63% pure), owner(?) BVo, “R-code” RC and small tax seal (quinto) with CAR- of king’s name visible on top, prominent assayer’s “bite” in corner, nice light silver color all over. From the “Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island, and plated in our new book The “Tumbaga” Saga (see lot #2789). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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407. Silver “tumbaga” bar #C-280, 2887 grams, uncleaned. 10" x 3" x 5/8". One of very few still-uncleaned examples, this flat, rectangular, neatly-formed ingot is also rare as one of very few that were assayed twice, with fineness IV@LXXX (1580/2400 = 66% pure) from first assay and IV9CLXXX (1680/2400 = 70% pure) from second assay, the latter with “R-code” RLXXX and owner(?) BVo above the fineness, one large assayer’s “bite” in corner and a couple others much smaller, two tax stamps (quintos), all of the markings on the top of the bar, with dark surfaces sprinkled with green patina, rusty encrustation and black Sharpie marker from the original salvage. From the “Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island, pedigreed to the original Christie’s auction of 1993 (lot #280), and plated in our new book The “Tumbaga” Saga (see lot #2789). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

408. Silver “tumbaga” bar #C-284, 2454 grams, uncleaned.

8" x 3-3/4" x 5/8". Very neatly-molded, wide, flat ingot with smooth, uncleaned surfaces (one of very few examples), markings of owner(?) BRAo (a far less common marking on these bars), fineness IUCCxx (1220/2400 = 51% pure) and “R-code” RC on top but no visible tax seal (quinto), neat diagonal assayer’s “bite” in corner, darkly toned all over with lots of green patina on bottom. From the “Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island, pedigreed to the original Christie’s auction of 1993 (lot #284), and plated in our new book The “Tumbaga” Saga (see lot #2789). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean

409

409. Very large silver “splash” ingot #P, 2988 grams. 10" in diameter, up to 1" thick. Probably the biggest and best-marked ingot from this wreck, very thin and spread-out with one edge upturned and mountains of dripped silver in middle, the top surface showing two sets of very clear fineness markings IIU CCC X L (2340/2400 = 97.5% pure) with the X made out of back-to-back C’s, also with small crown tax stamp (quinto) of a unique design in four places, a very impressive ingot with very well-preserved surfaces. From the “Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

410. Small silver “splash” ingot, 434 grams. Approx. 4" x 6". A tidy, flat oval of bright silver (overcleaned) with two faint tax stamps (quintos) showing a crowned C for Charles I, several drip-blobs on top. From the “Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas

411. Small silver “splash” ingot, 582 grams. About 4" in diameter and 1/2" thick. A small but very important piece, attractive, roundish and flat, with toned and rippled surface showing a full and clear tax stamp (quinto) consisting of pillars and PLVS VLTRA and a man’s head, plus two small marks with AMATE / PHQVE in a box, identical to the markings on other 1554-Fleet ingots pictured in the book Nautical Archeology of Padre Island (Arnold and Weddle, 1978). From the Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo

412. Small silver “splash” ingot, 481 grams. About 4" in diameter and 1/4" thick. Small, flat patty with rippled surface that shows a clear tax stamp (quinto) featuring a man’s head between two pillars with the PLVS VLTRA motto, a mark that is pictured in the book Nautical Archeology of Padre Island (Arnold and Weddle, 1978) and therefore a key to linking this unidentified wreck with the 1554 Fleet. From an unidentified Spanish wreck sunk ca. 1554 off Santo Domingo related to the 1554 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 413. Unique “piña” (cylindrical raw ingot), 4312 grams. 5" wide at top, 5-1/2" tall, with 2" cylindrical hole in center. Hidden among the hundreds of large, loaf-shaped silver ingots found on the Atocha was this oddly cylindrical piece with similar markings, a very rare ingot known as a “piña” that had an important role in the “patio” refining process in Mexico. The “patio” process, invented in the mid-1500s by Bartolomé de Medina in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, was a method by which silver could be separated from its ore by amalgamation with mercury (quicksilver). The silver ore came from the mines in large pieces and was placed in huge covered boxes where it was pounded into fragments by immense crushers. The resulting smaller pieces were then sieved and re-crushed in mortars (morteros) as needed. Then the ore passed to mills (tahonas), which consisted of round vats placed on a level with the floor, and the ore was ground into fine dust by means of heavy, oblong granite stones, powered by shaft and wheel. By the gradual addition of water during this process of pulverization, a muddy mass was formed, which at the proper time was thrown onto the cement- or stone-floor of an openair “patio,” hence the name. The silver mud (pasta) was then treated with the addition of quicksilver and a strong brine called caldo. For several days the mixture was left out and exposed to the heat of the sun and every day was stirred and tramped by animals until the quicksilver and salt were well incorporated into the ore. The resulting substance was called a torta (cake of mud); when completely mixed, the mud was carried to a lavadero (washing place) and placed in vats to be washed, which left just silver amalgamated with mercury. This amalgam was then placed in bags and the mercury was extracted by heavy pressure. The silver was finally purified by heating in a bell-shaped mold with central post, after which the outer surface was cut into octagonal cross-section, producing a pineapple-shaped cylinder with granular sides known as a piña. These ephemeral piñas soon were mostly melted down into large silver ingots for the royal mint, but some were sold to creditors or other private individuals instead and later melted. Three different classes of people shared the profits derived from working the mines: especuladores (speculators), who were basically the mineowners; creditors; and purchasers. In Mexico, the mine-owners were generally rich proprietors, who could afford to lay out considerable capital on speculation without receiving any return for a long time. In Peru, however, these speculators were mostly men of embarrassing circumstances who had to borrow short-term capital at a high rate of interest to start their mining endeavors. In order to stay in business, they had to sell their mine products quickly and at a low rate of return. Generally the mine-owner was forced to receive only one-half of his return in refined silver; the other half consisted of manufactured goods that were always overvalued and frequently of little use to him. The creditor also received payment in the form of piñas, but at a discounted rate of 5/6 of the intrinsic value. The third profiteer, the purchaser, gave money to the miner and creditor in exchange for their piñas. At remote mines especially, the miner typically required money to pay his workmen and to purchase mercury and other necessary materials and therefore had to sell his piñas to purchasers at any price. This ingot is currently one of only two known to exist (the other from the Capitana wreck of 1654 off Ecuador), with granular surface on sloping sides (octagonal in cross-section), the top hammered and marked with three or four large tax seals (quintos), serial number XIX and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400 = 99% pure), with possible cartouche (corroded) to indicate the mine as well. From the Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida, with original Fisher tag and certificate #4193. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

414. Large coral head with impression of the top of a large silver bar. 22 lb, roughly 14" x 10" x 8". While lacking the intrinsic value of an actual ingot, this artifact is far more interesting and attractive, being a complete head of brain coral that grew on the top of a loaf-shaped ingot and retained the markings (in retrograde) of the bar when they were separated after salvage. The visible markings include manifest number IIUDCCCLXII (2862), monogrammed owner/shipper marks (siglas) VA(N?) and A, and fineness/weight 11:18G2326M (for “granos” and “marcos”?) flanked by assayer’s cartouches (one rectangular, the other a rotated square), plus three large tax stamps (quintos), all very prominent and sharp, giving you an idea of how clearly marked the bars were before they corroded under the sea. We have never seen another artifact like this and stress that it is not just a fabulous display but is also a very important key to reading and understanding the actual ingots, not to mention that it is actually pictured on page 25 of Robert Marx’s book Sunken Treasure—How to Find It (1990). (Fragile—pickup only.) From the Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

415. Small, silver contraband ingot, 569 grams. 5" long, 1" wide, 416. Small, silver contraband ingot, 376 grams. 4-3/4" long, 1" 3/4" thick. Typically shaped “finger” ingot with no markings, lightly

wide, 3/4" thick. Typically shaped “finger” ingot with no markings,

corroded and toned surfaces, neatly cast but clearly contraband in nature. From the Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island, and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

lightly corroded surfaces, neatly cast but clearly contraband in nature. From the Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island, with photocertificate signed by Herbert Humphreys, Jr. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands

417. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1953 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.), cast in parallel to bar width. 6" long, 1-1/2" wide, 1-1/4" thick. Typically neatly-formed Dutch ingot with bold Zeeland VOC monogram and faint 8-sided rose (Amsterdam silversmiths) marks on one side, one end of the bar cut diagonally twice to adjust the weight (hence lacking the usual pit), with prominent mold seams along the sides, meticulously certified as direct from the salvager. From the Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, with original certificate from the salvager (Robert StĂŠnuit). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

418. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1960 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.), cast in diagonal to bar width. 5" long, 1-1/2" wide, 1-1/2" thick. Shorter-than-usual Dutch ingot with very neat sides with casting seams lining up with corners and prominent plug in one end, boldly marked with Zeeland VOC monogram and 8-sided rose (Amsterdam silversmiths) on one side, darkly toned and nicely uncorroded. From the Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, with original certificate from the salvager (Robert StĂŠnuit). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

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419. Large silver disk (contraband), 13.25 lb av (approx. 6000 grams). 7-1/2" in diameter and 1-1/2" thick. Very neatly cast disk with smooth top (no markings, of course) but rough bottom with deep crevices and curious coral encrustation that contains a rectangular strip of rusted metal, the silver lightly toned and uncorroded, very heavy and intrinsically valuable, with important pedigree, as Meylach’s book shows a picture of the author underwater on the wrecksite with the ingot in his hands with the caption “Veins bulge in the author’s forehead as he finds an ingot.” From the Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys (Tres Puentes site), and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold). Estimate: $2,500$3,750. 420. Contraband silver “wedge” ingot, 723 grams, possibly hollow. Roughly 4" x 3" x 2". Typically thick, pie-shaped wedge with no markings, dark surfaces with some encrustation, feels much lighter than it looks, so we suspect it has a void inside, with important pedigree. From the Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys, and pedigreed to the Art McKee museum. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England 421. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1963 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.). 6" long, 1-1/2" wide, 1-1/4" thick. Meticulously formed (like all Dutch ingots), with sharp sides and no casting seams, typical pit in cut end with encrustation inside, large VOC marking and billy goat cartouche on one side, very clean and silvery all over. From the Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England, with original tag and certificate #RK05A50229. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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SHIPWRECK COINS (ALL SILVER EXCEPT UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE)

Ancient Egyptian galley wreck of ca. 88 B.C. off the coast of ancient Phoenicia 422. Ancient Egypt, tetradrachm, Ptolemy X (ca. 110-80 B.C.), choice specimen. 13.4 grams. Full details all over (head of Ptolemy on obverse and eagle on reverse) and no corrosion, nicely darkly toned, rare and desirable as an ancient wreck coin. With Sedwick certificate from 2001. Estimate: $350-$500.

Unidentified ca.-1370 wreck in the Red Sea 423. Lot of 3 dirhms of Yemen (Rasulids), Al Mujard (13221365). 1.8-1.9 grams each. Very thin coins with Arabic script around lion in center, no corrosion, lightly toned, well preserved but fragile due to thinness. With background letter and informational material. Estimate: $125-$200.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean Early Series

424. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” oMo to left, oPo to right. S-M4; KM-17; CT-74. 11.7 grams. Choice full shield between mintmark and assayer but full pillars lightly corroded and piece of edge missing, attractively toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

425. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G between pillars. S-M2; KM-17; CT-69. 11.5 grams. Full flan with nice full shield, full but lightly corroded pillars, much legend, gray toning, not much contrast. Estimate: $600-$900. 426. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” oMo to left, oPo to right. S-M4; KM-11; CT-123. 6.7 grams. Choice XF+ (no corrosion), nicely toned, full inner details (minor weak spots) and some legend, scarce denomination for this Series. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

427. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G between pillars, rare. S-M2; KM-11; CT-106. 6.7 grams. Broad flan with full but partially weak legends and inner details, silvery with light toning, faint corrosion in middle. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

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Late Series

430. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” A to left, M to right. S-M6; KM-18; CT-78. 12.9 grams. Nice full pillars, good full shield, much legend, no corrosion but uneven toning (could be improved with professional conservation). Estimate: $400-$600.

428. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right, choice. S-M2; KM-18; CT-81. 12.3 grams. Very large flan that extends beyond the legends, choice full details and no corrosion (could pass for non-salvage), light steel-gray toning all over, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $600-$900.

431. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right, choice specimen. S-M5; KM-12; CT112. 6.6 grams. Perfect full details on both sides, no corrosion, darkly but evenly toned. With Sedwick certificate from 2006. Estimate: $300$450.

429. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right. S-M2; KM-18; CT-81. 13.3 grams. Perfectly round, with full legends and inner details, no corrosion but all a bit weak due to flatness and distractingly uneven toning (could be improved with professional conservation). Estimate: $250-$375.

432. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right. S-M5; KM-12; CT-112. 6.5 grams. Choice crisp details all over, clean surfaces with hint of toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas Late Series

Early Series

433. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early 434. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” L to left, M to right. S-M9; KM-18; CT-86. 9.3 grams. Large flan with bold details but moderately corroded all over and cleaned to the bare silver, still with full (but slightly doubled) shield and pillars, bold CAROLVS in legend. Estimate: $225-$350.

Series,” assayer G between pillars, rare. S-M2; KM-11; CT-106. 4.9 grams. Good full pillars, full but weak shield, much legend, but lightly corroded all over, with a hint of the original rusty dark patina that characterizes these coins. Estimate: $500-$750.

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435. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, L to right. S-M9; KM-18; CT-84. 9.8 grams. Typically dark brown in color (uncleaned, corroded), with good full shield, full pillars with strip of black oxide between, some legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

436. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayers G and L. KM-12. 6.7 grams total. Both corroded and sliver-thin from wear (typically rusty in color as uncleaned) but with most details still clear. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unidentified mid-1500s wreck near Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida 437. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” G to left, M to right, choice. S-M5; KM-12; CT-111. 6.7 grams. All details full and clear on an attractive, round planchet, steely gray color all over, no corrosion or encrustation, rare provenance that is mentioned in The Rainbow Chasers by Tommy Gore (2006). Found by Bill Sauerwalt in the 1960s. Estimate: $150-$225.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 off Mozambique, east of Africa

438. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 439. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at about 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross. CT-235. 25.9 grams. Good full shield, full but doubled cross, nice detail despite light corrosion all over, attractively toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

about 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross. CT-235. 24.0 grams. Broad flan with choice full crown and shield and cross despite light to moderate corrosion all over, nicely toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico 440. Mixed lot of three 2R cobs with typical corrosion: one Mexico, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right; and two Potosí, Philip II, assayers not visible. 4.0 to 5.0 grams each. Fragmented remains of once well-detailed coins (pieces missing from edge and inside), very typical for this wreck, but the Charles-Joanna coin particularly clear and interesting. Estimate: $250-$375.

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“Rill Cove wreck,” sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England

441. Lot of 2 cobs: Mexico 8R Philip III assayer not visible, and Seville 2R Philip III assayer B. 11.3 grams total. Both thin and heavily corroded but with full crosses and shields. Estimate: $100-$150. 442. Lot of 2 Seville, Spain, cob 4R, Philip III, one with assayer V visible. 12.1 and 12.5 grams. Both with full shield and cross but moderately corroded and dark. Estimate: $100-$150.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Mexico

443. Lot of 4 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers F and D (where visible), Grade 3. 18.0 to 20.8 grams each. Typically moderately corroded but all with clear (if not full) shields and crosses. With original Fisher certificates #105769, 105793, 128982 and 129433. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

444. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayers F-oD (MF to left, oD to right), Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 on certificate, very rare in this denomination and also as from this wreck. SM14a; KM-unl. (cf. 27.1); CT-unl. (Type 140). 3.4 grams. With clear MF to left and clear o above weaker D to right of the nearly full shield, confirmed by the style of lions in the full cross, this very rare double-assayer issue is the first we have ever seen from this wreck, from which 1R of any kind are like hen’s teeth, especially in such high quality (no corrosion, super cross, nicely toned). With original Fisher certificate #109017. Estimate: $750-$1,100. 86


Potosí 8 reales

445. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, P-B/S/L (2nd

448. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved

period), Grade 1, scarce. S-P6; KM-5.1. 26.8 grams. Typically large, round and even planchet with crisp details, clear P-B with the assayer letter contrived from an S and an L, full crown and shield and cross, much legend, with a hint of corrosion in spots but silvery as usual. With original Fisher certificate #210197. Estimate: $500-$750.

leg), clearly Grade-1 quality but certificate says Grade 3. S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 26.1 grams. Thick and solid flan with bold full shield and P-R, full but partially flat cross, no corrosion but plenty of weak areas and typically silvery. With original Fisher certificate #131042. Estimate: $300-$450.

449. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved 446. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 2. leg), Grade 2 (estimated, no Grade on certificate). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 22.9 grams. Nice full cross and shield despite light to moderate

S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 25.6 grams. Broad flan with full and bold shield, clear P-A, bold and full but partially corroded cross, typically silvery. With original Fisher certificate #236028. Estimate: $350-$500.

corrosion, bold king’s ordinal III, toned in places. With original Fisher certificate #167847. Estimate: $250-$375.

447. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved 450. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C (rare), leg), large flan and very choice, Grade 1. S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 27.0 grams. A super strike on an abnormally large planchet, with bold

Grade-2 quality but Grade 1 on the certificate. S-P16; KM-10. 21.3 grams. Clear but somewhat weak P-C on an extra large planchet with

full shield and cross and crown, P-R and denomination, lots of legend, and as close to Mint State as you can get from this wreck. With original Fisher certificate #214243. Estimate: $600-$900.

notch due to corrosion, nearly full shield and cross, most of king’s name and ordinal, lightly corroded all over. With original Fisher certificate #192849. Estimate: $350-$500.

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451. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C (rare), Grade 2. S-P16; KM-10. 24.1 grams. Full but weak P-C next to good full shield, full but corroded cross, heavily corroded around edge, typically silvery. With original Fisher certificate #152477. Estimate: $300$450.

454. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)617M, date at 7 o’clock, rare, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 22.1 grams. Choice full shield with bold assayer M, corroded full cross with clear 61 of date, popular as the first year of dates on Potosí cobs. With original Fisher certificate #145150, which incorrectly lists the weight as 26.1 grams. Estimate: $500$750.

452. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/C (rare), Grade 1. S-P16; KM-10. 25.9 grams. Choice full shield with bold P•/CQ, also nice full cross with top arm slightly doubled, lustrous and high grade, no corrosion. With two Fisher certificates #V1906 (Vanguard collection, certified by Leah Miguel). Estimate: $400-$600.

455. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)618PAL, rare and choice, Grade 1. S-P20; KM-10; CT-130. 25.4 grams. Super specimen with choice full shield, 100% full cross and tressure, clear partial assayer (one year only) and bold 18 of date, no corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #176266. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

453. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 25.9 grams. Full cross and shield, the former uncorroded but the latter with light pitting all over and with curved void in edge, partially toned. With Sinclair photo-certificate #H-725. Estimate: $200-$300.

456. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)18PAL, rare, Grade-2 quality but Grade 1 on certificate. S-P20; KM-10; CT-130. 23.8 grams. Good full cross, full but corroded shield with clear and full PAL to left, bold king’s ordinal III in legend, clear 18 of date, small piece of edge missing. With original Fisher certificate #237014. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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457. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)18PAL, rare, Grade 2. SP20; KM-10; CT-130. 23.1 grams. Large, round flan with full shield and

460. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16118T (penultimate digit

cross, clear P-PAL and denomination, full 8 of date, lightly corroded all over. With original Fisher certificate #236845. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

repeated), quadrants of cross transposed, rare, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-132. 27.0 grams. Nice full shield, full but slightly off-center cross, full 1611 of date (with 1’s as crude, curved ciphers, more like those on Spanish cobs) and bottom half of 8, thick and round flan with practically no corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #185327. Estimate: $500-$750.

458. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1618)PAL, rare, Grade 2. SP20; KM-10; CT-130. 24.4 grams. Full but moderately corroded shield and cross, full but weak PAL monogram. With original Fisher certificate #167883. Estimate: $500-$750.

461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T, denomination as O-VIII, rare, Grade 3 (estimated), original certificate missing (but replaceable). S-P21; KM-10. 18.9 grams. Bold full date 1618 and denomination in 3 parts, king’s ordinal III, most of cross and shield but truncated due to loss of part of edge to corrosion, otherwise nice. With Fisher tag #214757. Estimate: $250-$375.

459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T, date at 9 o’clock, rare, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 25.7 grams. Broad flan with good full shield, small P and T to left, full but slightly doubled cross, bottoms of all 4 digits of date visible, minimal corrosion all over. With original Fisher certificate #130987. Estimate: $600-$900.

462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 26.1 grams. Broad, somewhat oval-shaped planchet with full

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shield and cross, full 161 and bottom of 9 of date, full P-T, no corrosion but much weak strike. With original Fisher certificate #217479. Estimate: $500-$750.

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463. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; 466. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T, backwards-P CT-133. 25.8 grams. Choice full cross with bottom half of 161 and tail

mintmark, Grade-2 quality but Grade 1 on certificate. S-P21; KM10; CT-136. 23.3 grams. Good full shield and cross despite light

of 9 of date, full shield, thick and solid flan with surface corrosion only and just in spots. With original Fisher certificate #209421. Estimate: $500-$750.

corrosion all over, full and clear mintmark-assayer, bold 62 of date with bottom half of small 0 visible. With original Fisher certificate #167922. Estimate: $500-$750.

467. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (162)0T, date at 5 o’clock

464. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM10; CT-133. 25.3 grams. Bold full 6 and tail of 9 of date, full cross and

(rare), Grade-2 quality but Grade 1 on certificate. S-P21; KM-10; CT-137. 18.3 grams. Attractively bold full shield and cross and P-T,

shield and bold full crown, moderate corrosion at edge only. With original Fisher certificate #154144. Estimate: $300-$450.

half of final digit 0 of date below cross, corroded around edge only. With original Fisher certificate #180472. Estimate: $400-$600.

465. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, date as “6260” (1620), assayer

468. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)20T, quadrants of cross

T, mintmark P over backwards P, quadrants of cross transposed, rare, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-136. 25.2 grams. Crazy coin with date starting at 9 o’clock as bold 6 and 2, then bottom of another 6, then bottom half of 0, with no evidence of double-striking, good full shield and bold tressure around cross, stress fractures in flan but not really corroded. With original Fisher certificate #142108. Estimate: $600$900.

transposed, Grade-2 quality but Grade 3 on certificate. S-P21; KM-10; CT-137. 23.8 grams. Bold 20 of date outside choice full cross, full but doubled shield, part of edge corroded away but the rest pristine. With original Fisher certificate #131042. Estimate: $350-$500.

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469. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621T, backwards mintmark 472. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621(T), quadrants of cross P, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, rare, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.8 grams. Nice full shield and cross with transposition errors (also note backwards P), full crown, bold 16 but weak 20 of date, no corrosion but curious red spot on cross. With original Fisher certificate #164475. Estimate: $600-$900.

transposed, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10. 21.1 grams. Unusually bold full shield, nearly full cross but with part of edge missing, clear 2 of date and bottom of final digit 1. With Sinclair photo-certificate #41172. Estimate: $250-$375.

470. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, rare, choice Grade 1, original certificate missing (but replaceable). S-P21; KM-10. 26.9 grams. Large, oblong planchet with choice full shield and crown, full but doubled cross, most of 621 of date, clearly a premium coin in many ways. With Fisher tag #201096. Estimate: $600-$900.

473. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)62(?)(T), upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, rare, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 23.4 grams. Bold full shield and well-detailed full cross-andtressure (both with transposition errors), clear 62 of date, light to moderate corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #210066. Estimate: $300-$450.

471. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, date as “2621” (rare), assayer 474. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)2(?)T, mintmark P over

T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade-2 quality but Grade 1 on certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 24.0 grams. Bold P+T (tiny letters), full but lightly corroded shield, full but moderately corroded cross, the date partially weak but certain (bold 2’s) and clearly not doubled. With original Fisher certificate #182793. Estimate: $500-$750.

backwards P, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM10. 21.0 grams. Bold mintmark, full but corroded shield and cross, bare trace of date, crude edge. With original Fisher certificate #188114. Estimate: $300-$450.

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478. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3 (estimated), original certificate missing (but replaceable). KM-10. 22.2 grams. Thick, round flan with decent cross but most of surface marred by moderate corrosion. With Fisher tag #244757. Estimate: $150-$225.

475. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. 25.9 grams. Strikingly round coin with choice full cross, full but corroded shield with scarce transposition error. With original Fisher certificate #118382. Estimate: $500-$750.

479. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3 (estimated), certificate and numbered card missing. KM-10. 22.2 grams. Bold full shield, full but doubled cross, light corrosion and edge-split. Estimate: $100-$150.

476. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, rare variety with sideways castles, Grade 1. KM-10. 25.4 grams. Bold full shield and cross, the latter with lions and castle incorrectly oriented (could be sideways lions in wrong quadrants), practically no corrosion except for edge. With original Fisher certificate #141941. Estimate: $500-$750.

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PotosĂ­ 8 reales group lots (Grade 1)

480. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all with partial dates, Grade 1. KM-10. Generally good full shields and crosses, some light corrosion, all with some part of date visible (just not the last digit). With original Fisher certificates #118773, 124552, 131292, 153474, 161524, 167565, 174154, 210216, 215264 and 262230. Estimate: $4,500-$6,750.

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481. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #154038, 162357, 163396, 186715, 188305, 189297, 209743, 210044, 210520 and 260311. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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482. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #134897, 157089, 157808, 160143, 160493, 189954, 205246, 206539, 219518 and 220137. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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483. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #198588, 208439, 213335, 213534, 244605, 246421, 260721, 261366, 261637 and 263042. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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484. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #161838, 162285, 162387, 164084, 209252, 209662, 217080, 217299, 219177 and 219269. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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485. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #106074, 161703, 171909, 182985, 185660, 187483, 189372, 209778, 213718 and 213858. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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486. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #106260, 113786, 114228, 116646, 134372, 134870, 189515, 189533, 199155 and 209029. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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487. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #100476, 103971, 106911, 180210, 192241, 198379, 200436, 208770, 210027 and 212456. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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488. Lot of 8 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), one with upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #125371, 161555, 161674, 161937, 209362, 210517, 213370 and 262307. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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489. Lot of 7 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all with partial dates and one with upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #129308, 160966, 161905, 174495, 180881, 208933 and 230045. Estimate: $3,250-$4,750.

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490. Lot of 5 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 1. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #173932, 192310, 212299, 217536 and 219691. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

491. Lot of 5 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade-1 quality but no certificates (replaceable). KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher tags #105825, 141485, 142503, 160421 and 170915. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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PotosĂ­ 8 reales group lots (Grade 2)

492. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 2. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, light corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #160320, 161097, 186507, 190584, 197096, 198248, 199894, 205413, 208718 and 260345. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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493. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), one with upper half of shield transposed, Grade 2. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, light corrosion on most, some with more. With original Fisher certificates #101992, 104920, 114223, 116928, 117983, 120910, 124049, 131297, 140304 and 205751. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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494. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 2. KM-10. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, light corrosion on most, some with more. With original Fisher certificates #101704, 103783, 157980, 181057, 181208, 187047, 188999, 189129, 189977 and 190298. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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PotosĂ­ 8 reales group lots (Grade 3)

495. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 3. KM-10. Some with good full shields and/or crosses, moderately to heavily corroded in general. With original Fisher certificates #134772, 146252, 146903, 146960, 153626, 154268, 154408, 154715, 170043 and 180913. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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496. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 3. KM-10. Some with good full shields and/or crosses, moderately corroded in general. With original Fisher certificates #106008, 106050, 115092, 120670, 124697, 129295, 129851, 130701, 130896 and 131505. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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497. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 3, one without certificate. KM-10. Some with good full shields and/or crosses, moderately to heavily corroded in general. With original Fisher certificates #105150, 105515, 105671, 105919, 130752, 130872, 146883, 183793 and 188666 (one missing tag and certificate). Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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498. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade-3 quality but no certificates (replaceable). KM-10. Some with good full shields and/or crosses, moderately to heavily corroded in general. With original Fisher tags #154273, 162720, 166567, 187950 and 228047. Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 8 reales group lots (Grade 4) 499. Lot of 23 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 4. KM-10. Fairly solid coins for the Grade, with moderate to heavy corrosion as expected but some decent details (no photo available). With original Fisher certificates #132162, 133325, 149582, 166986, 171293, 171298, 171391, 173379, 175451, 175714, 211331, 222073, 222075, 222088, 222312, 222578, 222638, 222650, 222708, 222737, 228114, 228174 and 228181. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Potosí 4 reales

500. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s, Grade 1. S-P14; KM-4.3. 12.5 grams. Round and silvery, with good full shield and cross, lightly corroded. With original Fisher certificate #210978. Estimate: $450-$675. 501. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, P-Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-9; CT-243. 12.8 grams. Good full cross, nearly full shield, bold mintmark, minimal corrosion. With Fisher certificate #105603 and appraisal for $2400. Estimate: $350-$500. 502. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)6(1)7(M), Grade 1. S-P19; KM-9; CT-245. 11.9 grams. Full 7 of date above nice full cross, full but slightly doubled shield, crude shape, no corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #154692. Estimate: $500-$750. 503. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 161(7)M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-9; CT-245. 10.7 grams. Choice full cross with bold 161 of date, full but partially corroded shield, nicely toned. With original Fisher certificate #261694. Estimate: $500-$750. 110


504. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 1, mounted in a 14K gold necklace bezel with skull at top that has rubies in eye sockets. S-P18; KM-9; CT-242. 20.4 grams. Choice coin with full shield and cross, bold assayer M, no corrosion, lightly toned, mounted in a very eye-catching gold-and-ruby bezel in the form of a vampire skull. With Fisher certificate #230322. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

505. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1618PAL, very rare, Grade 1. S-P20; KM-9. 12.6 grams. Beautiful full shield (no corrosion) with full

P-PAL to left, nice full cross (slightly corroded) with full date 1618, interestingly shaped flan. With original Fisher certificate #236861. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

506. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1619T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-9. 13.0 grams. Oddly rhomboid flan with full shield and cross and P-T and date but all double-struck (which renders the date as “16119”), minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #145289. Estimate: $350$500. 507. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)22T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, rare and desirable year of the wreck. S-P21a; KM-17. 12.4 grams. Good full shield and cross on a curiously shaped flan with very clear 22 of date visible (one of very few specimens we have seen in this denomination), lightly toned, corroded around edge only. With original Fisher certificate #158483. Estimate: $600-$900. 508. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-9. 12.7 grams. Full cross-and-tressure and shield, clear P+T, silvery but minimal corrosion, interesting shape. With Fisher certificate #213123. Estimate: $500-$750.

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PotosĂ­ 4R group lots (Grade 1)

509. Lot of 10 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 1. KM-9. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #134593, 158488, 209225, 209993, 213070, 213223, 214556, 215506, 217755 and 261944. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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PotosĂ­ 4R group lots (Grade 2)

510. Lot of 8 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 2. KM-9. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal to light corrosion. With original Fisher certificates #129391, 129638, 134528, 146043, 164445, 164563, 182671, 205102. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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PotosĂ­ 4R group lots (Grade 3)

511. Lot of 17 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 3, three with no certificates (one replaceable). KM-9. A mix of quality within the Grade, some with minimal corrosion and others moderately corroded, but all with at least decent shield and cross. With original Fisher certificates #117404, 129899, 131073, 131387, 131529, 133602, 133665, 133725, 133933, 134539, 134606, 134701, 134725 and 162125; one with tag #114825 only. Estimate: $2,750-$4,000.

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Potosí 2 reales

512. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)17M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-8; CT-356. 6.7 grams. Choice, uncorroded specimen on a broad flan with beautiful full shield and cross, full P-M and 7 of date, some legend (including king’s ordinal), attractively toned. With Fisher certificate #144239. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

513. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1618)PAL, rare assayer (bold), Grade 3. S-P20; KM-8. 3.7 grams. Good full shield with full and bold P-PAL (small monogram) to left, heavily corroded cross, silvery and thin. With original Fisher certificate #138081. Estimate: $350-$500.

Potosí 2 reales group lots (Grade 1)

514. Lot of 12 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II and III, various assayers, (where visible), Grade 1, three without certificates. Generally nice specimens with good full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion, highly desirable for jewelry. With original Fisher certificates #144066, 148409, 150263, 150300, 150330, 150886, 151065, 151193 and 189891 (and three without tags or certificates). Estimate: $5,500-$8,250.

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515. Mixed lot of 8 Grade-3 2R: 7 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, Philip II (assayer B) and III (assayers not visible, 5 without certificates); and 1 Mexico City, Mexico, Philip III (assayer not visible, certificate missing but replaceable). A few with good crosses and/or shields but otherwise mostly corroded. With original Fisher certificates #131672 and 189937, and tag #120462 (no certificate) and five without tags or certificates. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Cartagena

516. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1)621A, extremely rare first date of issue (4th specimen known), Grade 2. S-C2; KM-3.2. 21.6 grams. While the 1621 date was reported by the salvagers early on, numismatists were not convinced of its existence until 2005 when an article in Coin World by Samuel Zucker showed 3 specimens with clear dates, backed up by documentation showing that the Cartagena mint actually started minting in that year. Atocha specialist Bill Pearson astutely acquired all 3 specimens, but this specimen appears to be a new discovery, with clear bottom half of 21 of date above full but off-center cross, full shield below most of crown with RN to left and A to right, moderately corroded all over but still quite solid. With original Fisher certificate #237743. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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517. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1622)(A), Grade 1, rare.

518. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (162)2A, Grade 2, rare.

S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 26.4 grams. Choice, uncorroded specimen with

S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 22.9 grams. Full final 2 of date above full but

full and attractive shield and cross, bold mintmark RN, a few peripheral flat spots. With original Fisher certificate #236092. Estimate: $3,500$5,000.

slightly off-center cross, full shield with A to right, moderately corroded all over. With original Fisher certificate #237632. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Mexico

Potosí

519. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D, Grade 1. S-M18; KM-unl. (cf. 44.2). 26.9 grams. Big, bold planchet with great full shield and cross, clear oMD, patchy toning but no corrosion and not overly cleaned like most, rare quality from this wreck. With original Fisher photo-certificate #3451. Estimate: $400-$600.

521. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 25.7 grams. Broad flan with full shield and cross (both very slightly doubled), no corrosion but silvery and with flat peripheries, rather nice for this wreck (rare thus). With Fisher certificate #80M-7278. Estimate: $500-$750.

520. Lot of 12 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers F, D or not visible, Grades 3 and 4. Mostly corroded and thin but some good crosses and/or shields (no photo available). With original Fisher photo-certificates #182, 1093, 3935, 4100, 6411, 10231, 10245, 10256, 10257, 10260, 10261 and 10262. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

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522. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. KM-10. 23.1 grams. Full cross (interesting lions) and shield, nicely toned, minimal corrosion but somewhat crude overall. With original Fisher photo-certificate #9062. Estimate: $350-$500. 117


525. Lot of 11 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various

523. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-10. 12.8 grams. Heavily corroded all over but with most of the cross and shield in evidence. With original Fisher photo-certificate #10871. Estimate: $50-$75.

524. Lot of 11 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 (some better). KM-10. Generally decent shields and/or crosses despite moderate to heavy corrosion, most with good toning, not over-cleaned (no photo available). With original Fisher photo-certificates #83-M-002, 83-M-011, 84-161, 1302, 1449 (Grade 3), 1647, 1752, 1831, 1860, 1863 and 3872. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

assayers (where visible), Grade 4 (some better). KM-10. All heavily corroded (some look like 4R and even 2R) but with recognizable details, all but one with decent toning, not over-cleaned (no photo available). With original Fisher photo-certificates #4205, 4715 (Grade 3), 4807, 6232, 6294, 8146, 8524, 9163, 9210, 10050 and 10054. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 526. Lot of 11 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 (some better). KM-10. All heavily corroded but with decent shields and crosses, mostly nicely toned, not over-cleaned (no photo available). With original Fisher photo-certificates #10222, 10223, 10224, 10228, 10230, 10234, 10242, 10244, 10247, 10255 and 10269. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 527. Lot of 11 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 (some better). KM-10. All heavily corroded but with decent shields and crosses, mostly nicely toned, not over-cleaned (no photo available). With original Fisher photo-certificates #10279, 10280, 10283, 10284, 10285, 10287, 10290, 10291, 10292, 10295 and 10296. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Cartagena 528. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, (1622)A, Grade 3, rare. S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 10.7 grams. Thin from corrosion but with very bold details, including nearly full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled), clear mintmark RN to left and assayer A to right, squarish shape. With original Fisher photo-certificate #11262 and pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2, with lot-tag #57. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa

529. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer F, encapsulated NGC “SHIPWRECK EFFECT” and housed in elegant promotional box. Big flan with full and well-centered shield and cross, bold oMF, typically lightly corroded and silvery from cleaning. With 8" x 5-1/2" wooden promotional case and certificate. Estimate: $400$600.

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530. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, encapsulated NGC “SHIPWRECK EFFECT” and housed in elegant promotional box. Round and well preserved but with peripheral flatness, nice centers. With 8" x 5-1/2" wooden promotional case and certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

531. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, encapsulated NGC “SHIPWRECK EFFECT” and housed in elegant promotional box. Broad flan with full shield and cross, denomination 4 visible, silvery and lightly corroded all over. With 8" x 5-1/2" wooden promotional case and certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

Campen, sunk in 1627 off the Isle of Wight, south of England

532. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617.

533. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617. Delm-

Delm-825. 25.5 grams. Very broad flan with bold legends, lustrous but

843. 27.1 grams. Bold full date and nice details enhanced by attractive

typically silvery and lightly corroded all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

toning, no corrosion but one dark spot and small void in edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

“Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island

534. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. SM18a; KM-45. 23.9 grams. Full cross and shield, bold denomination 8, richly toned, no corrosion but much flatness, typical barrel shape. With Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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535. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. SM18a; KM-45. 25.5 grams. Bold oMD, nearly full shield, weak cross due to surface corrosion, typical barrel shape. Estimate: $100-$150.

538. Lot of 2 Mexico silver cobs of Philip IV, one 8R and one 4R. 27.1 grams total. The 8R with full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion that also made the flan so brittle that a piece of the edge broke off, the 4R also corroded but intact. With Mark Bir certificates. Estimate: $70-$100.

536. Clump of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III or IV, assayer D. 55.5 grams. Two huge and well-preserved 8R cemented together by coral, the top one with bold full oMD and shield with spots of coral adhering, the bottom coin with full but mostly flat cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

539. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)24/3/2(D), scarce. S-M18a; KM-38; CT-695. 12.7 grams. Full 24 of date with curious (but not unprecedented) multiple overdates, nearly full shield and crown and cross, no corrosion but much flatness. With Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

540. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1624D, scarce. S-M18a; KM-38; CT-695. 9.8 grams. Solid oblong flan with choice full shield 537. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 23.4 and 21.8 grams. One with good full shield and cross, bold denomination 8 and very light pitting only; the other with moderate pitting and flatness; both nicely toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

and oMD (small), clear date, good full cross with minimal corrosion (certainly not enough to account for the low weight, so probably it was an “in-betweener� when it was struck). Estimate: $100-$150.

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541. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)25D, scarce. S-M18a; KM-38. 11.2 grams. Crude (moderate corrosion) but with full 25 of date, full oMD and shield, nearly full cross, toned all over. With Sedwick certificate from 2002. Estimate: $90-$135. 542. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. S-M18a; KM-38. 12.9 grams. Full but doubled cross, much flatness but only fine pitting, deeply toned all over. With Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $90-$135. 543. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM38. 35.7 grams total. All 3 with good full crosses, one with bold denomination 4, all lightly pitted but nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

Batavia, sunk in 1629 off Western Australia 544. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” 1628P.

KM93.1. 6.6 grams. Typically fine details, mostly lightly toned but with

peripheral area of heavy corrosion, potentially very rare for its provenance. Pedigreed to the Bruce Prior collection and our Treasure Auction #1, with lot-tag #120. Estimate: $250-$375.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola 545. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, scarce early type from this wreck. 24.8 grams. Particularly broad flan with minimal corrosion but lots of flatness, full but weak oMF and shield and cross, some toning. With oversized certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

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546. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1637P, rare, canvas impression on shield, desirable pedigree. S-M19; KM-45; CT-332. 26.4 grams. Broad flan with crude edge (cracked as made), choice bold date and oM, no corrosion but much flatness, attractively toned. With original Christensen lot-envelope and tag. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

549. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. SM19; KM-45. 26.7 grams. Solid and uncorroded but with extensive flatness and unevenness. With certificate #20654. Estimate: $75-$110.

547. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)64(0?)P, with canvas impression on obverse. S-M19; KM-45; CT-336. 23.7 grams. Thin barrel shape with nice full cross, mostly flat and off-center shield with some heavy pits, somewhat silvery. With certificate #17516. Estimate: $75$110.

550. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, interesting shape. S-M19; KM-45. 26.0 grams. Very odd shape (as made), with full but mostly flat shield and cross, bold denomination 8, minimal corrosion. With certificate #76976. Estimate: $75-$110.

551. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. SM19; KM-45. 26.3 grams. Very broad and uncharacteristically roundish 548. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, with canvas impression on reverse. S-M19; KM-45. 24.4 grams. Good full shield, big flan, cross corroded, silvery. With certificate #17739. Estimate: $90-$135.

flan with good full cross but mostly weakly struck, no corrosion. With certificate #87161. Estimate: $70-$100.

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552. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, with original coral attached and hand-signed Webber certificate. KM-45. 110.2 grams. Choice cob with full shield, clear denomination, no corrosion, nicely toned, solidly perched on top of a 2-1/2" x 2" x 1-1/2" chunk of white coral (as found), an excellent display and rare thus. With large, original certificate hand-signed by the salvager, Burt Webber, Jr. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

555. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, with thick encrustation on shield side. KM-45. 30.4 grams. Large coin with full cross (no corrosion but much flatness, dark as uncleaned), the other side completely covered with thick, white coral, a very curious and desirable display. Estimate: $125-$200.

553. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, rare error with shield side struck from 4R die (denomination visible), desirable pedigree. KM-45. 25.8 grams. Solid, roundish flan with good full shield and very clear and bold denomination 4, nice full cross, richly toned and corrosion-free. With tag and original Christensen lot-envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

554. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, with crystallized canvas covering cross side, desirable pedigree. KM-45. 25.4 grams. Solid but dark as uncleaned (full shield clear), which is understandable because cleaning would remove the intact (dark) cloth covering the cross side. With tag and original Christensen lot-envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

556. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 23.0 grams. Solid flan but lightly corroded and silvery. With Blanchard promotional wallet-certificate (brown). Estimate: $90-$135.

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557. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 25.9 grams. Large, squarish flan with good full shield and cross, minimal corrosion, typically silvery. With certificate #14070. Estimate: $70-$100.

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558. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P where visible, average specimens. KM-45. 20.8 to 25.3 grams each. Solid but lightly to moderately corroded coins, most with full or nearly full shields and crosses. With certificates #14063, 14159, 17950, 37471, 37483, 54698. Estimate: $350-$500.

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559. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P where visible, average specimens. KM-45. 18.8 to 25.1 grams each. Solid but lightly to moderately corroded coins, most with full or nearly full shields and crosses. With certificates #14107, 17018, 17026, 17758, 37359, 87129. Estimate: $350-$500.

560. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1641P, full date, very rare. S-M19; KM-unl. (cf. 28). 1.4 grams. Small and thin coin but with full 1641 date and oM mintmark, nearly full cross, nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

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561. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (early 1630s). S-P26; KM-19a. 24.0 grams. Very crude flan (as made), but with full P-T and denomination 8, nicely toned, minimal corrosion. With Blanchard promotional wallet-certificate (brown). Estimate: $90-$135.

562. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (early 1630s). S-P26; KM-19a. 23.0 grams. Roundish flan with good full shield and P-•T, full but corroded cross, nicely toned. With certificate #14086. Estimate: $80-$120.

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563. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (late 1630s). S-P27; KM-19a. 23.9 grams. Decent full cross, shield corroded and flat but with bold full P-TR to left, nicely toned. With Blanchard promotional wallet-certificate (brown). Estimate: $90-$135.

564. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR(?) (late 1630s). S-P27; KM-19a. 22.7 grams. Thick and solid flan but crude and mostly flat, no corrosion, no toning. With certificate #37134. Estimate: $70-$100.

565. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (ca. 1630), rare. S-B4; KM-3.3. 26.1 grams. Choice specimen on a nearly perfectly octagonal flan with full and well-detailed shield and cross, bold full denomination VIII to right and clear mintmark-assayer NRP to left, no corrosion, attractively toned all over. With certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

“San Francisco wreck,” sunk ca. 1647 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

566. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1646(P), clear date, very rare. S-M19; KM-45; CT-343. 24.3 grams. Bold date, nearly full shield and cross, solid but with minute pits from corrosion here and there and around the edge, scarce provenance. With Sedwick certificate from 2003. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Shield-type

567. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 25.4 grams. Huge flan (somewhat bent) with full inner details and much legend, no corrosion but some flatness, weak final digits of date, 2 small edge-splits. Estimate: $200$300. 568. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649-50)O, with crown-alone countermark on shield, rotated reverse legend. S-P35; KM-19b. 18.9 grams. Beautiful full shield with bold countermark, mintmark P and denomination 8; full but slightly weak cross; all well centered on a round and uncorroded flan that must have been underweight when struck. Estimate: $125-$200. 569. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b. 13.1 grams. Unusually full and well-detailed crown, bold P-O to left, full cross with partial countermark, no corrosion, lightly toned all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1652 Transitional

570. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, choice, Royal-like specimen. S-P37; KM-A20.4. 26.6 grams. During the 1652 transition there appears to have been an effort to make some exceptional coins like this one that fall somewhere between Royals (which are round and even) and regular strikes (which are crude and uneven), and on coins like this the strikes are so full and well executed that it seems certain they were still meant to be presentation pieces, an opinion that is reflected in the presence of these coins in Lazaro’s book on Royals. The present specimen (very similar to Lazaro #125, valued at $10,000) is absolutely lovely, with the legends all bold and almost 100% full and the inner details very crisp and well defined, without even a trace of corrosion to mar the details, also lightly toned, just a hint of doubling (which is very typical) being the only negative. With photo-certificate from salvager. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Pillars-and-waves

571. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, Royal-

574. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-21. 16.5 grams.

like. S-P37a; KM-21. 21.3 grams. The issuance of “quasi-Royal” coins that are not quite round or even enough to be considered true Royals continued past the transition into 1653, as the present coin demonstrates, since both sides are perfectly centered and fully detailed on a roundish flan, just most of the legend off the edge and lightly corroded all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

Full cross, bold king’s ordinal IIII, bold waves, worn and thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

575. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-21. 17.5 grams. Full cross and pillars, 2 dates, worn and thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

572. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-21. 18.1 grams. Bold waves, full cross and pillars, worn and thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

576. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, (•P)H• at top. S-P37a; KM-18. 13.1 grams. Bold pillars with very clear 53 date, good full cross, flat peripheries, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

573. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21. 20.4 grams. Three bold and full dates, also nice full cross and pillars, toned in crevices, a little worn and thin but very well detailed. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

577. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652(P). S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 25.7 grams. Clear date and oM mintmark, full cross and shield

580. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655/4(?)P, choice. SM19; KM-45; CT-361. 27.1 grams. Exceptionally well-detailed full cross,

but crude due to uneven surfaces, spotty toning (no corrosion). With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $125-$200.

full shield and oMP, full and bold date with the final digit showing extra metal underneath that may or may not be an under-digit, no corrosion. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $175-$250.

578. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P, choice. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 26.7 grams. Very full and bold date and oMP, full cross

581. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P, choice. S-M19;

and nearly full shield, solid and uncorroded. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $150-$225.

579. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1654P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-360. 25.6 grams. Huge flan with 100% full and bold date and oMP and denomination 8, full but partially weak shield and cross, minimal corrosion. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-45; CT-362. 25.9 grams. Superb full cross, very well detailed, and also nice bold shield and oMP and date, minimal corrosion, really a super example all around. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $250-$375.

582. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655(P). S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 22.7 grams. Big, round flan with choice full shield and cross,

full date, some moderate corrosion around edges. With Humphreys photo-certificate #91-8R-801. Estimate: $250-$375.

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583. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 27.3 grams. Full-weight flan (no corrosion, much flatness) with good full cross, nearly full shield, bold 165 and clear final 5 of date. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $150-$225.

586. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651/0O (scarce overdate), with crowned-(?) countermark on cross, choice. S-P36; KM-19b. 25.2 grams. Large flan with nice full shield and cross, P-O to left and 8-O to right with the usual dot ornaments, full and clear date, nearly full crown, just the crown of the countermark visible, nicely toned, corroded only around the edge. With original Marex photo-certificate #918R-1483. Estimate: $400-$600.

584. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 165(?)P. S-M19; KM-45. 18.2 grams. Pitted from corrosion all over but with clear oMP and 16 of date, most of cross. With original tag #91-8R-3741. Estimate: $60$90.

587. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1650), with crowned-(?) countermark on shield, dark and encrusted, with large section of encrustation separated. KM19b. 25.1 grams. This is basically a broken “biscuit,” with the outer shell of encrustation separated to reveal the shield and countermark, the encrustation on the other side still adhering. Estimate: $60-$90.

585. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 165(?)P. S-M19; KM-38. 10.2 grams. Decent full cross and shield despite moderate corrosion,

bold 65 of date and oMP. Estimate: $60-$90.

588. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V, rare. S-P37; KM-A20.5. 13.2 grams. Corroded, with piece of edge missing, but still with full pillars and off-center shield with bold A-P8 to left. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $200-$300. 589. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-21. 28.1 grams. Hefty coin that is actually overweight (as made), also with choice full details on both sides, no corrosion and even a bit lustrous, 2 small edge-splits. Estimate: $150-$225.

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590. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, unique variety with no P at upper left and P/E at lower right. S-P37a; KM-21. 26.8 grams. Superb specimen with excellent full cross, full but slightly doubled pillars, no corrosion, attractively toned. With original Marex certificate #91-8R-1339. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

591. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21. 18.2 grams. Nice full pillars with 2 clear dates, cross side very heavily corroded, toned. With provenance tag from Louis Hudson. Estimate: $90-$135.

Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk in 1656 off Western Australia

592. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1651(P), choice and rare. S-M19; KM-45; CT-351. 26.5 grams. Full and bold date, typically crude but 100% corrosion-free and with test-cuts in edge, which normally indicates circulation in the Orient, but the W.A.M. certificate is considered authoritative. With original W.A.M. certificate #4754. Estimate: $350-$500.

593. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P.

S-M19; KM-45;

594. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P.

S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 26.4 grams. Complete date, good full shield and cross, darkly

toned, no corrosion except for some small pits. With 1965 letter of authenticity from Marjorie Young (Western Australia). Estimate: $250-$375.

595. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P.

S-M19; KM-45;

CT-356. 25.8 grams. One hundred percent complete date and shield

CT-356. 26.5 grams. Very odd coin with large lacuna on shield, bold

and cross, interestingly squarish flan, richly toned, minimal corrosion. With original W.A.M. certificate #2279. Estimate: $250-$375.

date with probable multiple overdates, bold oMP, some flatness but no corrosion to speak of. Estimate: $250-$375.

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596. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 24.7 grams. Good full cross, clear date and oMP, lightly to

599. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. SM19; KM-45. 26.7 grams. Good cross, full oMP, no corrosion, but crude

moderately corroded all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

strike, good toning. Estimate: $75-$110.

597. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 25.5 grams. Narrow flan with 100% complete and bold date, good full crown and shield and cross, very light surface corrosion, nicely toned. With original W.A.M. certificate #12675. Estimate: $350$500.

600. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 13.1 and 13.3 grams. Both roundish and with full cross and oMP, nicely toned, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $100$150.

598. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. SM19; KM-45. 26.2 grams. Big, roundish flan with full shield and cross, assayer P and denomination 8, nicely toned, no corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

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601. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-33. 6.0 and 6.5 grams. Both unevenly toned (uncleaned) but not really corroded, with decent crosses. Estimate: $80-$120.

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602. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII, Calicó Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-A20.7. 26.5 grams. Large flan with good details, typically slightly doubled and unevenly struck, with full 4digit date and king’s name and ordinal in legend, choice full crown above pillars, minimal corrosion and attractively toned, valuable pedigree. Plate Coin (#432, Type 107) on page 320 of Calicó’s Numismática española (9th ed, 2008). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

“Jupiter wreck” (San Miguel el Arcángel), sunk in 1659 off the east coast of Florida

603. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, Royal-like, rare. S-L5; KM-18.1. 21.9 grams. Like the 1652 transition at Potosí, the 1659 “Star of Lima” mintage yielded some coins that were clearly much better than the business strikes but not quite up to the “Royal” standard seen in other periods, and the present coin is just such a specimen, with full inner details and most of the legends on a broad, roundish flan, its Royal status belied by small edge-cracks and slight doubling (also lightly corroded, but nicely toned), yet curiously it was struck from the same dies as lot #260 of our Treasure Auction #5, touted as the finest known specimen and sold for over $21,000! With photo-certificate from salvager. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

604. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1659(V), “Star of Lima,” extremely rare. S-L5; KM-17; CT-661. 12.8 grams. Rarest of the “Star of Lima” denominations, with full but off-center LIMA and date and waves, full king’s ordinal IIII in legend, choice full cross, no corrosion but some flatness and uneven toning. With Sedwick photocertificate from 2003. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

605. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-21. 24.7 grams. Somewhat corroded and double-struck but with full cross and pillars, 3 dates, and full PERV in legend, darkly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

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606. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-21. 19.6 grams. Good full cross, full pillars-and-waves despite moderate corrosion 2 dates and assayers. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified ca.-1667 wreck off Sicily

607. Lot of 5 Italy (Tassarollo), luiginos, 1666-7, choice specimens. KM-52. 1.6 to 2.1 grams each. Salvaged AU or better, lustrous even, no corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

Sacramento, sunk in 1668 off Bay of All Saints, Bahia, Brazil

608. Brazil, 600 reis (“600” countermark of 1663 on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E), rare. KM-19.2. 22.4 grams. Lightly corroded but with clear details, the countermark itself very bold and deeply punched. Estimate: $150-$225.

609. Brazil, 500 reis (“S00” countermark of 1663 on an Evora, Portugal, 400 reis of John IV), rare. KM-36. 14.5 grams. Broad flan with full details all over, tiny digits in countermark, light corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

610. Brazil, 500 reis (“S00” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis of John IV). KM-36. 15.2 grams. Very bold and deeply punched countermark (tiny digits), bold legends with minor doubling, light corrosion all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

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611. Brazil, 500 reis (“500” countermark of 1663 with upsidedown 5 and unusual crown on a Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis of John IV). KM-36. 15.7 grams. Very nice full shield, full cross with very bold countermark of atypical design, light corrosion. Estimate: $250$375.

612. Brazil, 250 reis (small “250” countermark of 1663 on a Porto, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV), rare. KM-33.3. 6.7 grams. Nice full shield and cross, the former with full denomination 200 to right and the latter with bold P’s in quadrants and very deep and full countermark 250, a little thin from corrosion but well detailed. Estimate: $175-$250. 613. Brazil, 250 reis (“250” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). KM-33.2. 6.9 grams. Nice full crown, shield and cross, bold and full countermark, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225. 614. Brazil, 250 reis (“2S0” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). KM-33.2. 5.8 grams. Crude from wear and corrosion but with very full, bold and deep countermark. Estimate: $125-$200.

615. Brazil, 250 reis (“2S0” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). KM-33.2. 5.6 grams. Nice full crown and shield and cross, full countermark and original denomination, just a bit thin from corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200. 616. Brazil, 250 reis (“2S0” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). KM-33.2. 5.8 grams. Bold full shield and denomination, good cross with deep but corroded countermark. Estimate: $125-$200. 617. Brazil, 250 reis (“280” [probably S/backwards S] countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). KM-33.2. 5.6 grams. Corroded and crude but with bold full cross and countermark, darkly toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

618. Lot of 2 coins, both corroded: Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, no countermark visible, probably John IV; and Brazil, 250 reis (probably “2S0” countermark of 1663 on a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV). 11.4 and 7.3 grams. Both moderately corroded but with discernible details. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor, Spain

619. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1663E. S-P37a; KM-21. 27.7 grams. Crudely doubled and partially flat (uneven) but with clear date in legend and no corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

622. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-346. 24.1 grams. Good cross, king’s name CAROL(VS), bold waves, 3 dates,

2 assayers and mintmarks, light surface corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

620. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-21. 25.8 grams. Nice specimen with full cross, 3 dates and assayers, minimal corrosion, nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

623. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8R, both with partial dates only (1660s and/or 1670s), assayer E. S-P37b; KM-26. 52.9 grams total. Both uncorroded and with some nice details, just not where the dates appear. With photo-certificates. Estimate: $150-$225.

621. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 24.6 grams. Good full cross and pillars, all 3 dates and mintmarks and

assayers, edge-splits, light surface corrosion on pillars side only (with traces of a canvas impression). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150$225.

624. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-758. 10.2 grams. Dark and uncleaned but with good cross peeking out, off-

center pillars, thin from corrosion. Estimate: $85-$125.

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625. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-18. 11.4 grams. 627. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-495. Bold waves, 2 dates, off-center cross, dark (uncleaned) and corroded. Estimate: $100-$150.

14.1 grams. Big flan with decent full cross, one full pillar, 2 dates, part of king’s name, dark but no corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

626. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-494. 13.2 grams. Clear date and 2 assayers but most of coin flat and without

628. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-496.

contrast (all dark), probably only light corrosion. Estimate: $100$150.

13.8 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, parts of all 3 dates, off-center cross, edge-split, mostly dark but no corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

629. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, (1659V), “Star of Lima” type, scarce. S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 2.1 grams. Nice full cross, full waves, but date weak due to corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100392. Estimate: $70-$100. 630. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, (1659V), “Star of Lima” type, scarce. S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 1.5 grams. Crude edge and surfaces due to corrosion, good cross and waves, partial date only. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100393. Estimate: $70-$100.

631. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1657E. S-P37a; KM-21. 17.8 grams. Round and almost Royal-like in strike, with 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers, silvery and corroded all over. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M090211. Estimate: $125-$200.

632. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21. 20.4 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2 dates and assayers, 3 mintmarks, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100152. Estimate: $125-$200.

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633. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21. 17.9 grams. Bold waves, full pillars and cross, 3 dates, 2 assayers, moderately corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090207. Estimate: $125$200.

636. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-348. 22.2 grams. Bold but corroded full pillars, good but off-center cross, 2

dates and assayers, full CAROLVS II in legend. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100170. Estimate: $125-$200.

634. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-21. 16.5 grams. 637. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-348. Good full cross, full pillars-and-waves, 3 dates, corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100218. Estimate: $125-$200.

17.0 grams. Nice but off-center cross, full waves, 3 dates, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100229. Estimate: $125$200.

635. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-343. 18.7 grams. Nice full cross and pillars despite moderate corrosion, 2 bold dates. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090212. Estimate: $125$200.

638. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349. 23.5 grams. Full pillars with full PLV-SVL-TRA, 3 dates, corroded.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100159. Estimate: $125-$200.

639. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349. 18.3 grams. Full cross and pillars, nice details despite moderate

corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100160. Estimate: $125$200.

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640. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 643. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 19.6 grams. Nice pillars with bold denomination, 3 dates, moderate to

22.9 grams. Very little corrosion for this wreck, with good but doubled

heavy corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

full cross and pillars, 3 dates. Pedigreed to the Spink America auction of December 11, 2001, with lot-tag #852 and original “Isla de Muerto” photocertificate #6689. Estimate: $125-$200.

641. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 19.2 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, full cross, less corrosion than

644. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352.

most but some flatness. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100164. Estimate: $125-$200.

17.4 grams. Good waves with bold date above, corroded and off-center cross with second date below. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125$200.

642. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 17.8 grams. Large flan with nice full pillars and cross, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks and assayers, silvery and moderately corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090210. Estimate: $125-$200.

645. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 19.2 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, bold cross, more solid than most.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100165. Estimate: $125-$200.

646. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 23.6 grams. Large flan with decent, well-centered pillars and cross, 2

clear dates, moderate corrosion on surface only. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100172. Estimate: $125-$200.

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647. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 19.3 grams. Very bold full pillars-and-waves, full but off-center cross

650. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

with full crown above, 3 mintmarks, moderate corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100226. Estimate: $125-$200.

21.7 grams. Crudely struck and corroded but with 2 dates, bold waves, and part of king’s name in legend. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100206. Estimate: $125-$200.

648. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 18.8 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, full but corroded cross, 2 dates.

651. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100230. Estimate: $125-$200.

corrosion only). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090209. Estimate: $125-$200.

20.9 grams. Bold but doubled waves and cross, 2 dates, solid (light

649. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 652. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 13.1 grams. Thin and heavily corroded but with bold waves and some

21.7 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, corroded cross. With ROBCAR

other decent details. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

photo-certificate #M100222. Estimate: $125-$200.

653. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 22.1 grams. Bold but doubled full pillars-and-waves, good full cross, moderate corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100232. Estimate: $125-$200.

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654. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 26.3 grams. Uncharacteristically uncorroded, with full cross and pillars,

2 dates, not much contrast (silvery). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100233. Estimate: $125-$200.

655. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 23.8 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves, full but crude cross, 3 assayers,

light to moderate corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100150. Estimate: $125-$200.

656. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 19.8 grams. Two bold dates, one full pillar, not much corrosion but lots of flatness. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100155. Estimate: $125-$200.

657. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 23.0 grams. Round flan with nice full cross and pillars-and-waves, 3 dates, parts of king’s name, less corrosion than usual. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100156. Estimate: $125-$200.

658. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 22.8 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-and-waves, 3 assayers, peripheral flatness but not much corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100168. Estimate: $125-$200.

659. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 21.0 grams. Bold full waves, 3 assayers, edge-crack, peripheral flatness and corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100203. Estimate: $125-$200.

660. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 17.4 grams. Particularly bold waves, crude from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100205. Estimate: $125-$200.

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661. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 19.2 grams. Good full pillars, decent cross, a little thin from corrosion

but still solid, somewhat silvery. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090206. Estimate: $125-$200.

664. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 21.1 grams. Two dates (full 1679 in legend), corroded and slightly doubled. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100235. Estimate: $125$200.

662. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 24.2 grams. Full but off-center cross, parts of 3 dates, somewhat

corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090213. Estimate: $125$200.

665. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 20.7 grams. Worn and corroded but with full pillars, bold assayer, darkly

toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

663. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 19.4 grams. Bold full cross and waves, 2 dates and mintmarks,

666. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

moderately corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100220. Estimate: $125-$200.

With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

17.0 grams. Worn and corroded but with clear date and 2 assayers.

667. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 21.8 grams. Crudely corroded but with bold date and waves. With photocertificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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668. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 20.7 grams. Nice details on both sides (just a little doubled), 2 dates, 3

mintmarks and assayers, a bit worn but not particularly corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100161. Estimate: $125-$200.

671. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.9 grams. Great full cross, 2 bold dates and assayers, king’s name (CAR)OLVS, moderate corrosion on pillars. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100171. Estimate: $125-$200.

669. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 23.9 grams. Full but pitted pillars, full cross, 2 dates. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100163. Estimate: $125-$200.

672. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.4 grams. Full pillars-and-waves and cross but all corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100196. Estimate: $125-$200.

670. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 22.4 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves but doubled and with much flatness,

not much corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100169. Estimate: $125-$200.

673. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.1 grams. Broad flan with decent cross, 2 dates and assayers, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100197. Estimate: $125-$200.

674. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 17.2 grams. Roundish flan with full pillars and cross but all corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100201. Estimate: $125-$200.

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675. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.8 grams. Broad flan with full cross and pillars, moderately corroded.

678. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100204. Estimate: $125-$200.

15.2 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and cross despite thinning from wear and corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100154. Estimate: $125-$200.

676. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 22.8 grams. Nicely detailed full pillars and cross despite pitting, 2 dates and 3 assayers. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100224. Estimate: $125-$200.

679. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361. 16.7 grams. Good full cross, one full pillar above a jumble of waves, 2 dates, thin and corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100153. Estimate: $125-$200.

677. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 19.3 grams. Bold date below full cross, full pillars-and-waves, but all

corroded and with crude edge. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100231. Estimate: $125-$200.

680. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361. 24.0 grams. Large flan with much less corrosion than usual, with nice

full cross, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, 3 dates, 2 assayers, king’s name (CAR)OLVS. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100157. Estimate: $125-$200.

681. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361. 18.6 grams. Full but corroded cross and pillars, 2 dates on pillars side.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M090208. Estimate: $125-$200.

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682. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361. 685. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-501. 15.9 grams. Good full cross, parts of all 3 dates and king’s name but

moderately corroded all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100228. Estimate: $125-$200.

9.8 grams. Bold date (8R-sized digits), one full pillar, most of cross, much flatness, some corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100$150.

686. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678(E). S-P37b; KM-25; CT503. 8.9 grams. Full pillars, 2 dates, doubled cross, thin from corrosion.

With original “Isla de Muerto” tag and Pearson photo-certificate #1953. Estimate: $125-$200.

683. Uncleaned and encrusted clump of one 8R and two 1R of Potosí, Bolivia (unreadable), one of the 1R now separated. 32.5 grams. Solid coins but completely encrusted, the separated 1R nicely heart-shaped. Estimate: $125-$200.

687. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; CT-505. 9.4 grams. Nicely round flan with full pillars and cross, 2 bold assayers. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100395. Estimate: $100-$150.

684. Uncleaned and encrusted Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Charles II (1660E?). KM-26. 26.1 grams. Exposed side with cross visible, the other side completely and thickly encrusted with an attractive mix of pebbles and coral. Estimate: $100-$150.

688. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; CT-505. 6.0 grams. Rather thin and crude from corrosion but with full and

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bold pillars-and-waves. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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689. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; CT-505. 10.4 grams. Good but off-center cross, full pillars with bold denomination, 2 dates, mostly solid. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100397. Estimate: $100-$150. 690. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-506. 10.0 grams. Good full cross, nice full pillars with bold date, a bit worn. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100396. Estimate: $100-$150. 691. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-506. 9.9 grams. Roundish flan with good cross, pillars side corroded and doubled. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100398. Estimate: $100-$150.

692. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1655E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-901. 3.7 grams. Round and thin, with good full cross and very fat, bold and full pillars, edge-split, thin from wear. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100242. Estimate: $80-$120. 693. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1655E (second 5 large), PH at top. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-901. 4.2 grams. Broad flan with nice full cross and pillars, strange date, edge-splits. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100246. Estimate: $80-$120. 694. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-908. 3.3 grams. Lemon-shaped flan with one full pillar, decent but off-center cross, thin and lightly corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100249. Estimate: $80-$120.

695. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-912. 4.4 grams. Good full pillars and cross, 2 dates, worn and thin. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100241. Estimate: $80-$120. 696. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-596. 4.8 grams. Thin but not as worn as most, with bold POTOSI in legend (off-center pillars), good details. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100240. Estimate: $80-$120. 697. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-597. 2.6 grams. Choice waves topped with bold date and full pillars, decent but incomplete cross, thin around the edges. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100243. Estimate: $80-$120.

698. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-602. 6.2 grams. Large and odd-shaped planchet with full pillars, 2 dates, light corrosion only. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100248. Estimate: $80-$120.

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699. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-605. 6.2 grams. One full pillar, much flatness, probably originally overweight and now corroded. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100247. Estimate: $80-$120. 700. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-605. 5.1 grams. Bold full cross, full pillars, king’s name visible, a little thin, with uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Spink America auction of December 11, 2001, with lot-tag #813 and original “Isla de Muerto” photo-certificate #2339. Estimate: $100-$150. 701. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-606. 3.9 grams. Nice full pillars, decent cross, 2 bold denominations, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100245. Estimate: $80-$120.

702. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-608. 4.6 grams. Bold date below cross, one full pillar, not particularly corroded but much flatness. Pedigreed to the Spink America auction of December 11, 2001, with lot-tag #811 and original “Isla de Muerto” photo-certificate #2133. Estimate: $80-$120. 703. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-609. 4.9 grams. Choice bold cross, 2 bold assayers, off-center pillars, thin and cracked edges but interiors nice. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100244. Estimate: $80-$120. 704. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 2.9 grams. Typically round and thin, with bold P-B to left of full shield, messy cross, worn. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100384. Estimate: $70-$100. 705. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (16)46, assayer not visible, rare. KM-12a. 3.0 grams. Full final digit 6 and certain 4 of date, nice full cross, nearly full shield with bold denomination I, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100390. Estimate: $125-$200.

706. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer O, scarce. S-P35; KM-12b. 3.3 grams. Bold left half of shield with P-O, half

of cross nice too, not corroded but partially flat. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100391. Estimate: $70-$100. 707. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer E, scarce. S-P36; KM-12b. 2.5 grams. Intricately detailed full shield and cross, faint but certain P-E to left. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100386. Estimate: $70-$100. 708. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, shield-type cob 1R, Philip IIIV. 1.9 to 3.3 grams each. Generally nice shields and crosses, not much corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100383, 385, 387, 388 and 389. Estimate: $300-$450. 709. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E, post-transitional, 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.1 grams. Bold and nearly full pillars side, cross side incomplete. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100275. Estimate: $70-$100.

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710. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM13. 3.0 grams. Choice full cross, nice and full but off-center pillars,

peripheral flatness. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100273. Estimate: $70-$100. 711. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1655E, H (alone) at top. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.4 grams. Bold full pillars with clear H at top, nearly full but off-center cross, 2 dates, peripheral flatness. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100353. Estimate: $70-$100.

717. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-13. 4.4 grams. Thick (overweight) flan, with full pillars, nearly full cross, 2 full dates. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100354. Estimate: $70-$100. 718. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.8 grams. Large and somewhat crude flan that is about 1/3 flat but the rest well detailed (bold waves, 2 dates and assayers), the cross slightly doubled. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100324. Estimate: $70$100.

712. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1656E. S-P37a; KM-13. 2.3 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 dates, thin but well detailed. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100315. Estimate: $70-$100. 713. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1657E, • (alone) at top. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.7 grams. Two dates, full cross and pillars-and-waves despite flatness, curious single dot below crown. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100289. Estimate: $70-$100.

719. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1663E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.1 grams. Good centers (nice cross, bold date) but entire peripheries flat, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100374. Estimate: $70$100. 720. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.0 grams. Good full cross and pillars, 2 dates, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100258. Estimate: $70-$100.

714. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.3 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves, full cross and crown, nicely toned and corrosion-free. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100290. Estimate: $70-$100. 715. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-13. 2.7 grams. Bold date between pillars, partial second date below cross, flat peripheries. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100370. Estimate: $70$100.

716. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.6 grams. Solid and uncorroded, with full cross and pillars, 2 dates, flat near edges. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100266. Estimate: $70-$100.

721. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.6 grams. Crude shape, bold full pillars, full cross, 2 dates, bold POTOSI in legend. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100342. Estimate: $70$100. 722. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-13. 3.1 grams. Oddly oblong flan with choice full pillars, off-center cross, 2 dates, king’s ordinal IIII in legend, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100284. Estimate: $70-$100. 723. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-13. 2.9 grams. Choice pillars side with crisp details, full 4-digit date in legend, off-center cross with third date below, minor corrosion at edge only. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100356. Estimate: $70-$100.

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731. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 2.6 724. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 3.2 grams. Clear date and assayer, most of cross, but much flatness, uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Spink America auction of December 11, 2001, with lot-tag #781 and original “Isla de Muerto” photo-certificate #2488. Estimate: $70-$100. 725. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 2.3 grams. Nice full pillars, nearly full cross, 2 dates, thin. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100177. Estimate: $70-$100.

grams. Three dates, good cross and pillars, light corrosion. With

ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100257. Estimate: $70-$100.

732. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 2.8 grams. Choice full pillars, good full cross, 2 dates, thin but not corroded.

With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100174. Estimate: $70-$100.

733. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 3.6 grams. Well-detailed pillars side, half of cross with full CAROLVS,

726. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 2.8 some flat spots but no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate grams. Choice pillars with clear POTOSI in legend, good full cross, oblong flan, light corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100181. Estimate: $70-$100. 727. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 2.9 grams. Broad flan but flat near edge, good cross and bottom of pillars, 2-1/2 dates, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100261. Estimate: $70-$100.

#M100186. Estimate: $70-$100. 734. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 2.3 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, all well centered on a smallish flan. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100189. Estimate: $70-$100.

735. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 2.1 728. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 1.5 grams. Crude and thin from corrosion but with clear date and assayer. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $50-$75. 729. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 4.3 grams. Choice bold pillars and cross with bold date and mintmark, edges crude as made (but attractively so). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100176. Estimate: $70-$100.

grams. Nice turnip shape with clear date and decent cross but a bit corroded all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100191. Estimate: $70-$100. 736. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 4.1 grams. Very odd shape due to edge-crack, nicely detailed pillars and half of cross, part of king’s name in legend, overweight. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100297. Estimate: $70-$100.

730. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real,

737. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real,

1669E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 2.4 grams. Bold date, full cross, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100193. Estimate: $70$100.

1671E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-707. 3.1 grams. Good pillars, 2 dates, but much flatness. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100355. Estimate: $70-$100.

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738. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-708. 2.2 grams. Small, thin flan with choice full cross and excellent pillars with bold date. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100179. Estimate: $70$100. 739. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-708. 3.2 grams. Bold date between pillars, nearly full cross, no corrosion but slightly crude (as made). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100343. Estimate: $70-$100.

745. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-711. 4.2 grams. Choice full pillars, good but partially flat cross, 2 dates, part of king’s name and ordinal in legend, curiously overweight. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100183. Estimate: $70-$100. 746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-712. 2.6 grams. Broad flan with 3 full dates (rare), nice detail all over despite area of flatness, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100292. Estimate: $70-$100.

747. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 4.2 740. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673/2E, rare. S-P37b; KM-23. 2.5

grams. Full CAROLVS, full cross and pillars, 2 assayers, nicely toned,

grams. Small flan with good full cross and pillars, clear overdate. With

curiously overweight. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100296. Estimate: $70-$100. 748. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-714. 2.9 grams. Very high grade details, 2 bold dates and assayers, some flatness but mostly choice. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100328. Estimate: $70-$100.

ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100192. Estimate: $80-$120. 741. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-709. 2.8 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, edge slightly crude. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100173. Estimate: $70-$100.

742. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-709. 2.8 grams. Full pillars, right half of cross nicely detailed, 3 dates, king’s

ordinal II in legend, no corrosion but much flatness. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100185. Estimate: $70-$100. 743. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-709. 2.6 grams. Full pillars with bold date and partial second date in legend, good but slightly doubled cross, nice shape. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M100270. Estimate: $70-$100.

744. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real,

749. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1679C. S-P38; KM-23; CT-716. 3.3 grams. Round flan with full but partially flat cross and pillars, 2 dates

and assayers. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100308. Estimate: $70-$100. 750. Uncleaned and thickly encrusted cob 1R of Potosí, Bolivia, with shell and coral bits. 5.2 grams. Unidentifiable but probably solid coin inside a cocoon of dark oxidation topped with a mound of small shells and debris (lots of green and white). Estimate: $35$50.

1674E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-710. 2.4 grams. Choice full pillars, good but

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partially flat cross, 2 dates, squarish flan. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100352. Estimate: $70-$100.

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751. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

754. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.6 to 4.3 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100268, 279, 288, 306 and 371. Estimate: $300-$450.

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.4 to 4.2 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100265, 267, 340, 346 and 365. Estimate: $300-$450.

752. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

755. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.8 to 3.8 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100303, 325, 326, 331 and 347. Estimate: $300-$450.

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.0 to 3.5 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100281, 298, 341, 349 and 359. Estimate: $300-$450.

753. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 1.6 to 4.4 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100264, 278, 307, 333 and 338. Estimate: $300-$450.

756. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.8 to 3.8 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100260, 271, 317, 322 and 382. Estimate: $300-$450.

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757. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.7 to 4.3 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100285, 302, 304, 336 and 361. Estimate: $300-$450.

758. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.0 to 4.1 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100280, 282, 283, 294 and 311. Estimate: $300-$450.

759. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.4 to 4.0 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100262, 293, 316, 335 and 373. Estimate: $300-$450.

760. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.3 to 3.6 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100299, 314, 350, 372 and 378. Estimate: $300-$450.

761. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.3 to 3.1 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100269, 295, 368, 375 and 380. Estimate: $300-$450.

762. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 3.0 to 3.1 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100259, 276, 344, 348 and 366. Estimate: $300-$450.

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763. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

766. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.2 to 4.5 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100272, 300, 337, 351 and 357. Estimate: $300-$450.

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.5 to 3.4 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100286, 309, 312, 367 and 376. Estimate: $300-$450.

764. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

767. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.2 to 3.7 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100263, 291, 305, 320 and 327. Estimate: $300-$450.

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.7 to 3.1 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100277, 319, 323, 339 and 381. Estimate: $300-$450.

765. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.0 to 3.6 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100301, 313, 318, 334 and 362. Estimate: $300-$450.

768. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.4 to 4.2 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100287, 310, 321, 369 and 379. Estimate: $300-$450.

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769. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

770. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, pillars-and-waves cob 1R, Philip

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.3 to 3.4 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100330, 332, 345, 364 and 377. Estimate: $300-$450.

IV and/or Charles II, all dated (1650s-1670s). 2.0 to 3.9 grams each. Generally choice specimens, with full shields and crosses and clear dates, little or no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M100274, 329, 358, 360 and 363. Estimate: $300-$450.

771. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Ramos) to right, mintmark P to left, rare denomination as from a wreck. S-P13; KM-6.1. 0.6 gram. Full monogram with bold P and clear R, full but weaker cross, thin from corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate

#M100250. Estimate: $50-$75. 772. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1661E, rare denomination as from a wreck. S-P37a; KM-B12. 0.9 gram. Full monogram and date, good but off-center cross, lightly corroded all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100254. Estimate: $50-$75. 773. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1663E, rare denomination as from a wreck. S-P37a; KM-B12. 0.9 gram. Nice full cross with assayer to right, full date below partial monogram, flat around edges. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M100251. Estimate: $50-$75.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

774. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1640s-50s style), with 600-reis countermark of Brazil (Type III, 1663), rare. S-M19; KM-38. 24.4 grams. Solid, typically barrel-shaped flan with crude details (cross and shield nearly full), but the rare part is the bold and full countermark on the cross side, the first example we have seen from this wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

775. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1665(?)P, rare. S-M19; KM-38; CT-718. 17.4 grams. Crude from corrosion and wear but with bold 166 of date, full oMP and shield, good full cross, edge a bit ragged. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $125-$200.

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776. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1671G, very rare. S-M20; KM-46. 16.1 grams. One hundred percent complete date (first specimen we have ever offered!), good full cross, but otherwise crude from corrosion and typically silvery. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 9, 2005, with lot-tag #432 and certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

779. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1680L. S-M21; KM-46; CT-280. 15.6 grams. Full and bold date and oML but otherwise crude from corrosion and an odd hammering in the centers (as made). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 23, 2002, with lot-tag #84. Estimate: $125-$200.

777. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)676G, very rare. SM20; KM-46; CT-276. 18.7 grams. Rhomboid flan with good full cross

780. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)80(L). S-M21; KM-

and nearly full shield, but more important is the bold date and clear oMG, still thin and corroded and silvery as usual. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 9, 2005, with lot-tag #434 and certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

46; CT-280. 25.5 grams. Solid, rectangular flan with bold 0 of date and mintmark oM, no corrosion but much flatness. Estimate: $100-$150.

781. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)681L. S-M21; KM-46; CT-281. 20.6 grams. Clear date and oML, decent cross, solid but with

778. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1678L/G, choice and

moderate corrosion as usual. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

probably unique. S-M21; KM-unl. (cf. 46). 25.3 grams. Incredibly bold, full date and oML (with clear overassayer, first we have ever seen), very solid and uncorroded flan, well above average for this wreck and a highly important numismatic piece even without the wreck provenance. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 13, 1999, with lottag #235 and certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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782. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. KM-46. 25.9 grams. Solid specimen with no corrosion, most of cross and shield, full denomination 8 and part of king’s name, nicely toned, but with much flatness. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $90-$135.

783. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, with large natural bubble-hole. KM-46. 23.1 grams. Rather large flan with natural void below shield caused by a bubble in the metal, most of shield and cross visible but otherwise flat, only lightly corroded. Estimate: $70-$100.

785. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer G, natural bubble in metal. S-M20; KM-39. 12.2 grams. Round flan with odd-shaped void due to bubble in metal, full assayer G, full shield and cross, light corrosion only. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100.

786. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. KM-39. 12.0 grams. Very odd shape, with bold oM mintmark and partial date, about half of shield and cross (well detailed), the rest flat. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 787. Clump of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, probably all Charles II, rare as a conglomerate from this wreck. 28.9 grams. Two solid coins and one a bit thinner in a neat stack with little green and white shell bits in between the coins, which are darkly toned, the top one with full shield and the bottom one with most of cross. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300. 788.

Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer L. S-M21; KM-39. 22.7 grams total.

784. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico silver cobs of Philip IV (two 8R and one 4R), assayer not visible. 19.7, 18.8 and 8.0 grams. Typically thin and corroded but with decent crosses and shields (and nothing else). Estimate: $125-$200.

Full shields, clear assayer despite wear and flatness (no corrosion to speak of). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

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789. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Charles II, assayer not visible, rare denomination as from this wreck. KM23. 1.0 gram. Nice triangular shape with decent cross, corroded. With certificate. Estimate: $50-$75. 790. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E, scarce mint for this wreck. S-P37a; KM-21. 19.8 grams. Full pillars with clear date and assayer but moderately to heavily corroded all over. With certificate stamped by Mark Bir. Estimate: $100-$150. 791. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E, scarce mint for this wreck. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 21.3 grams. Full but off-center cross with clear date below, full but doubled pillars, worn and corroded as usual, with area of dark toning. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

792. Spanish Netherlands(?), portrait ducatoon(?), Charles II(?), huge flan. 28.0 grams. If you look carefully, near the edge you can see the letters CAR outside of a border, but the rest of the coin is totally devoid of detail due to corrosion, wear and crude strike to begin with; still it is worth a premium as a novelty for being officially the largest coin on the wreck! With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $80-$120.

Unidentified late-1600s wreck (probably French) in the English Channel

793. Toulouse, France, half testoon, Charles IX (1560-74), dated 1563 in Roman numerals, mintmark M below bust, moneyer R (Pierre Raffin) after date. Ciani-1366. 4.4 grams. Choice details (no corrosion), Fine for actual wear, nicely contrasting toning, best coin so far from this mysterious wreck. Estimate: $70-$100. 794. France, brass jeton, Louis XIV (1643-1715). 2.7 grams. Fully visible details despite light corrosion all over. Estimate: $40-$60. 795. Lot of 2 Spanish copper 8 maravedis with countermarks. 9.7 grams. Typically crude copper coins whose original details were obliterated by revaluation countermarks under Philip IV, most of which are still bold despite corrosion and patina. Estimate: $30-$45.

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Unidentified ca.-1700 wreck off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador

796. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1694M. S-L11; KM-24; CT-238. 21.0 grams. Full but doubled pillars with bold date “994,” bold second date below most of cross, thin from corrosion and silvery, from a possible pirate wreck off Mar Bravo, hidden by locals who avoided confiscation by melting the silver coins into spoons and the gold coins into teeth. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $200-$300.

798. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-388. 26.8 grams. Full but off-center cross and pillars with bold date and assayer, nicely toned and corrosion-free, from a possible pirate wreck off Mar Bravo, hidden by locals who avoided confiscation by melting the silver coins into spoons and the gold coins into teeth. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-388. 797. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1698F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-387. 25.0 grams. Choice full cross, full pillars with bold date and

denomination and assayer, richly toned and totally corrosion-free, from a possible pirate wreck off Mar Bravo, hidden by locals who avoided confiscation by melting the silver coins into spoons and the gold coins into teeth. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

17.0 grams. Heavily corroded but with most of cross and diagnostic

details barely visible, silvery, but interesting as from a possible pirate wreck off Mar Bravo, hidden by locals who avoided confiscation by melting the silver coins into spoons and the gold coins into teeth. Estimate: $100-$150.

“Taj Mahal treasure,” sunk ca. 1702 off Sri Lanka 800. India, rupee (1702).

5.9 grams. Some bold details despite moderate to heavy corrosion (one side better than the other), nicely toned, popular for its connection with the famous writer Arthur C. Clarke. With original letter from salvager (2005). Estimate: $150-$225.

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Meeresteijn, sunk in 1702 off South Africa 801. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1648. KM-50. 18.8 grams. Very broad, thin planchet with bold legends and clear inner details despite corrosion and wear (silvery). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

802. Lot of 4 worn Spanish Netherlands portrait ducatoons, various mints and dates (where visible). 71.6 grams total. Thin and corroded but with some good details (portraits and dates), good for resale. With certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $200$300.

803. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1660, choice. KM-46. 32.0 grams. Huge flan with bold full details all over, minimal corrosion and contrasting toning on fields. With original certificate from the salvagers and information sheet. Estimate: $150-$225.

804. Lot of 4 worn United Netherlands “rider” ducatoons, various mints and dates (where visible). 96.3 grams total. Thin and corroded but with some good details (the 1679 specimen particularly decent), good for resale. With certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

805. Lot of 3 Dutch ducatoon “biscuits” (completely cocooned in encrustation). 104.1 grams. Three puffy, black discs of oxidation and debris around thin coins, possibly cleanable but maybe better as novelty artifacts. With certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $150-$225.

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806. Lot of 3 Dutch minors (half ducatoon, schilling, and 6 stuivers), various dates and mints. 21.2 grams total. The half ducatoon (Brussels, Brabant, 1665) is scarce, all 3 coins with readable details and just a bit worn and/or corroded. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150. 807. Deventer, United Netherlands, 6 stuivers, 1685. KM-78. 4.5 grams. Choice full details all over, no corrosion, wonderful toning. With original certificate from the salvagers and information sheet. Estimate: $60-$90. 808. United Netherlands (mint unclear), schilling, 1601. 4.7 grams. Large, thin coin with some clear details (including date above shield) despite wear and corrosion. Estimate: $50-$75.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

809. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)687L, rare. S-M21; KM-46; CT-287. 22.3 grams. Very bold full date, full oM mintmark and

shield, but the rest corroded and worn, rectangular flan. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 26, 1998, with lot-tag #978 and certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

810. Brazil, 600 reis countermark (1663) on a PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8R (1640s, assayer not visible), very rare combination and as from this wreck. 26.7 grams. Thick and solid but crude and polished coin with full cross and shield, its best aspect being the full and bold countermark on the cross. With certificate #11672 from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300. 811. Brazil, 600 reis countermark (1663) on Spanish cob 8R (mint uncertain, assayer not visible), very rare combination and as from this wreck. 27.4 grams. Solid and not corroded but worn and crude coin with one bold lion and part of shield, very bold and important countermark on cross. With certificate #11670 from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

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812. Lot of 2 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(?)(E) and 1688VR. 21.8 and 20.8 grams. The 1688 with full pillars and clear date, the other coin with bold full waves, both corroded and worn. Estimate: $125-$200.

813. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (16)44/3R, rare overdate (unlisted). KM-unl. (cf. 80). 27.1 grams. Corrosion-free but crude (as made), full shield and cross, with bold 4/3 of date at top, nicely toned. With certificate #11669 from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

816. Lot of 2 half crowns of James II, dates not fully visible (1685-88), rare. KM-452. 14.0 and 13.8 grams. Scarce type coins but both somewhat corroded, still with busts and most of legends clear. Estimate: $75-$110.

814. London, England, half crown, Charles II, 1669/4, rare. Sp-3365; KM-428.4. 12.3 grams. Bold details all over despite light

corrosion and polishing. Estimate: $90-$135.

817. London, England, half crown, William III, 1696. KM-491.7. 13.8 grams. Bold bust and all other details clear, light corrosion only, nicely toned. Estimate: $70-$100.

815. London, England, half crown, Charles II, 1679, GRATTA error, extremely rare. Sp-3367; KM-438.1. 13.7 grams. Some good details despite distracting corrosion, the rare error quite plain and listed without prices in Spink. Estimate: $100-$500.

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818. Exeter, England, half crown, William III, 1697-E. Sp-3490; 822. London, England, half crown, William III, 1698. Sp-3494; KM-491.10. 13.8 grams. Bold details despite corrosion and wear and

KM-492.2. 13.7 grams. Bold details despite light corrosion and polishing.

polishing, scarce mint. Estimate: $70-$100.

Estimate: $70-$100.

819. London, England, half crown, William III, 1697. Sp-3487; 823. London, England, half crown, William III, 16(96-99). 14.2 KM-491.7. 14.7 grams. Corrosion-free details, nicely toned but a bit

grams. Nice detail (light corrosion, good toning) but weakly struck

worn. Estimate: $70-$100.

where date appears. Estimate: $60-$90.

820. London, England, half crown, William III, 1697. Sp-3487; KM-491.7. 14.0 grams. Light surface corrosion only, all details clear.

824. London, England, half crown, William III, 1700. Sp-3494;

Estimate: $70-$100.

KM-492.2. 13.9 grams. Very bold and sharp details, nicely toned, light corrosion in places. Estimate: $70-$100.

821. Norwich, England, half crown, William III, 1697-N. Sp- 825. London, England, half crown, William III, 1701. Sp-3494;

3491; KM-491.11. 14.2 grams. Choice (even lustrous) reverse but obverse a little worn, minor corrosion, very scarce mint. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $75-$110.

KM-492.2. 12.6 grams. Moderately corroded but with all details clear.

Estimate: $70-$100.

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826. Lot of 3 coins of William III, dated 1696 (half crown, shilling, sixpence). 13.9, 5.8 and 2.6 grams. Mostly moderately corroded but with fairly clear details, the shilling better than the others and the half crown with rim bump. Estimate: $100-$150.

827. London, England, shilling, William III, 1697. KM-485. 5.9 grams. Choice and fully detailed, no corrosion, lightly polished.

Estimate: $60-$90.

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland

828. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1631, choice. KM-56.1. 31.3 grams. Full bold details all over with just a hint of corrosion, dark contrasting toning. With certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

829. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1636. KM-56.2. 30.6 grams. Full details despite light corrosion and poor contrast. Estimate: $90-$135.

830. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (mint uncertain), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1645(?). 28.7 grams. Edges a bit truncated due to moderate corrosion, no contrast, just raw silver color. Estimate: $50-$75.

831. Spanish Netherlands (mint and region uncertain), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1659. 25.6 grams. Heavily corroded but with bold legends still mostly intact, bits of encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $50-$75.

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832. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1670, scarce. KM-64. 31.0 grams. Bold date below youthful bust, fine and high grade but softly struck details all over, nice toning, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225. 833. Campen, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1661. KM-54. 32.1 grams. Superb specimen with all details (including legends) full and bold and intricate, nicely toned, practically no corrosion. With certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

834. Lot of 2 United Netherlands “rider” ducatoons (Kampen, 1666, and Overijssel, undated). 32.1 and 30.2 grams. Both coins toned and lightly corroded, not much contrast but important details readable. Estimate: $125-$200. 835. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1672. KM-46. 31.3 grams. Solid but worn, the rider side pristine but the other side corroded, still with good details on both sides, nicely toned. Estimate: $100-$150. 836. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1679. KM-63. 29.4 grams. Moderately corroded and darkly toned but still solid and with important details clear (especially the date). Estimate: $80-$120. 837. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711. KM-83.1. 30.1 grams. Mostly bold details but lightly corroded and darkly toned. Estimate: $80-$120.

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838. Lot of 3 Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoons, 1711. KM-83.1. 31.0, 30.0 and 27.6 grams. Average

specimens with light to moderate corrosion but still solid and fairly well detailed, toned, one with bruised edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 839. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, struck from 4R dies and cut down. KM-46. 18.1 grams. Curious coin that at first appears to be a 4R (most of shield and cross, with flat peripheries) but the weight is too high and the edges all appear to have been cut down before the sinking, nicely toned and corrosion-free. Estimate: $70-$100.

840. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, with weight-adjustment plugs as from circulation in Massachusetts, very rare denomination for this issue. S-M19; KM38. 13.4 grams. Very important coin for US colonials, with two very prominent plugs (one larger than the other, both hammered flat) near the center, good full shield, weak but full oMP, virtually no corrosion but obviously salvaged, first plugged 4R we have ever seen. Estimate: $250-$375.

841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-363. 23.6 grams. Two bold dates and assayers, part of king’s name, but

double-struck and somewhat corroded, with low contrast. Estimate: $100-$150.

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842. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-25; CT-519. 8.2 grams. Clear date and mintmark and assayer despite corrosion and flatness, nicely toned. Estimate: $75-$110. 843. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-606. 6.3 grams. Bold full waves, one full pillar, but much flatness and light corrosion on cross side. Estimate: $60-$90. 844. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-13. 2.4 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, good but off-center cross, most of king’s name in legend, lightly toned all over, much flatness but practically no corrosion. Estimate: $50-$75.

845. Lot of 10 cob 1 reales of Lima and Potosí, Philip IV and Charles II (various dates), uncleaned, all with original Christie’s lot tags. 1.2 to 3.2 grams each. Typical specimens, darkly toned (uncleaned) and lightly corroded, most with clear dates and/or good crosses, the smallest probably clipped before the sinking. With numbered lot-tags from the original Christie’s auction of 1989. Estimate: $300-$450.

846. Massachusetts Bay Colony, pine tree shilling, 1652, nice specimen. KM-15. 3.2 grams. Thin from corrosion but with very clear and well-detailed tree and legends, date and XII, nicely contrasting toning. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 847. Massachusetts Bay Colony, pine tree shilling, 1652, clipped. KM-15. 2.3 grams. Some legend and most of date despite wear and corrosion, interesting in that about half of it was cut away in 3 clips before the sinking. Estimate: $500-$750. 848. Massachusetts Bay Colony, pine tree sixpence, 1652. KM-15. 2.6 grams. Wavy flan and weakly struck but with full tree visible and some legend, patchy toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

849. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer L, with natural bubble-hole in center. S-M21; KM-46. 26.5 grams. Large flan with egregiously wide slit in center from a bubble in the metal, full oML, most of shield, some flatness but not even a hint of corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

850. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. S-M21; KM-46. 26.1 grams. Thick and solid coin with good full cross, off-center shield with C of king’s name prominent, bits of green but no corrosion. Estimate: $80-$120.

851. Mexico cob denomination set of 8-4-2-1-½ reales, Charles II and Philip V, choice condition. 56.7 grams total. Solid and corrosionfree specimens, mostly nicely toned and well detailed but none with date or assayer visible, the 2R Charles II but all the rest Philip V. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

852. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)706(J), rare. S-M22; 853. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1709J, rare. S-M22; KMKM-47. 20.7 grams. Corroded but with bold 06 of date, oM mintmark,

full shield and cross but the latter slightly doubled. Found by the Real Eight Co., according to the late Lou Ullian. Estimate: $300-$450.

47; CT-738. 24.9 grams. Rectangular flan with choice full shield, bold date and oM and denomination 8, also nice full cross, minimal corrosion so probably underweight when struck. Estimate: $250$375.

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854. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)09J, rare. S-M22; KM-47; CT-738. 25.7 grams. Squarish flan with bold oMJ, good full cross, bottom tail of 9 of date, minimal corrosion, contrasting toning. With original Real Eight Co. certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

855. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)11(J). S-M22; KM-47; CT-739. 24.6 grams. Full final digit 1 of date, full crown, most of shield and cross, the latter slightly crude from corrosion. Estimate: $200$300.

856. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (171)3J. S-M22; KM-47; CT-742. 24.2 grams. Full 3 of date and oM mintmark, good full cross, pleasing barrel-shape with minimal corrosion (probably underweight when struck). With Real Eight Co. certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

857. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)713(J). S-M22; KM-47; CT-742. 24.8 grams. Bold oM, clear bottom half of date, well-detailed partial shield and cross but flat outside, only a hint of corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

858. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 171(3?)J. S-M22; KM-47; CT-742. 25.6 grams. Large flan, with full oMJ and nearly full shield and

cross, solid but with surface corrosion in places. With original Real Eight Co. certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

859. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714(J). S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 23.1 grams. Bold full 714 of date, choice detail on crown and upper half of shield, nearly full cross, moderately corroded around the edges, deeply toned. With Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

860. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714J. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 24.1 grams. Solid but sandwashed, with full 14 of date, oMJ,

most of shield and cross. Estimate: $150-$225.

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861. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)715(J), desirable date. S-M22; KM-47; CT-744. 27.1 grams. Choice bold date and mintmark,

good full cross and most of shield, peripheral flatness but no corrosion (full weight), interesting shape, popular as the year of the sinking. With original Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) tag and photo-certificate #CB81-040. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

864. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. SM22; KM-47. 24.7 grams. Bold (o)MJ, nearly full shield and cross, light corrosion only, pleasing rhomboid shape. Estimate: $125-$200.

865. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. SM22; KM-47. 25.6 grams. Rectangular flan with good full shield and cross, clear oMJ, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

862. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 171(?)J. S-M22; KM-47. 25.8 grams. Full and bold oMJ and 17 of date, good and nearly full shield and cross, odd shape, no corrosion. Estimate: $90-$135.

866. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. SM22; KM-47. 23.6 grams. Bold assayer J, full shield, corroded cross, once polished but now decently toned. With original Escudo, Ltd certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

863. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

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visible, uncleaned, mounted in a heavy-gauge 14K gold necklace bezel. KM-47. 37.1 grams. Very large and imposing piece of jewelry, probably the first time we have seen an encrusted coin in a bezel, the coin itself with good full cross and shield, darkly toned with green spots and lightly corroded. With Pat Johnson photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

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867. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.4 grams. Neatly rectangular flan with great full cross, choice upper half of shield with oM and 8 visible, deeply toned, no corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

868. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.9 grams. Thick and somewhat hexagonal flan with nice, well-centered shield and cross, peripheral design off the planchet, toned and corrosion-free. Estimate: $90-$135.

870. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 24.6 grams. Weak detail (some corrosion), long planchet, shield and cross still discernible. Estimate: $60-$90.

871. Desirable “greenie” clump of 2 Mexican cob 8R (as found). 54.3 grams. Two 8R of similar size and shaped sandwiched and

encrusted together with lots of green and white encrustation and shell bits covering nearly all detail. Estimate: $150-$225.

869. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, full king’s name. KM-47. 26.3 grams. Long planchet with full PHILIPPVS due to poor centering, good full cross, worn but not corroded, no contrast. Estimate: $80-$120.

872. Desirable “greenie” clump of 2 Mexican cobs, one 8R and one 4R (as found). 45.3 grams. Heavily shell-encrusted lump with part of the 4R cross peeking out big green spot where there was another coin at one time. Estimate: $150-$225.

873. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.1 grams. Solid but wellencrusted with white coral and brown and green oxidation, most of shield peeking through. Pedigreed the Bruce Prior collection and our Treasure Auction #, with lot-tag #160 and Sedwick photo-certificate from 2003. Estimate: $200-$300.

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874. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (as found),

875. Lot of 5 uncleaned and encrusted “greenie” cobs (Mexico,

period uncertain, assayer not visible. 27.1 grams. Dark and encrusted to the exclusion of any visible details but desirable for its original green patina and shell bits. Estimate: $75-$110.

8R [2], 2R, 1R, ½R). 51.2 grams total. Interesting lot of encrusted coins with attractive white and green and brown colors, just the way they are found in the ocean and on the beaches, the 8R probably corroded but the smaller coins more solid. Estimate: $150-$225.

876. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8R, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 123.6 grams total. Solid coins with light corrosion if any, generally nicely toned, 2 with denomination and one with mintmark visible. Estimate: $300-$450.

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877. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8R, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 124.6 grams total. Solid coins, a few with corrosion, generally nicely toned, much flatness. Estimate: $300-$450.

878. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)712(J), odd shape, rare. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1017. 11.7 grams. Bold full 12 of date next to choice shield whose detail is limited only by the odd-shaped flan, nearly full with light corrosion only on that side. Estimate: $250-$375.

879. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)713(J). S-M22; KM-40; CT-1018. 12.0 grams. Very off-center

obverse with bold and full date, decent but still off-center cross, some corrosion and toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

880. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1715J, rare. S-M22; KM40; CT-1020. 12.8 grams. Interesting shape, with clear 15 of date and

oMJ, full cross, no corrosion but generally weak strike, nicely toned, desirable as the date of sinking. Estimate: $500-$750.

881. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)715(J), rare. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1020. 12.3 grams. Very clear full date and oM, decent cross, much flatness but corrosion only at very edge, nicely toned, desirable as the date of sinking. With Sedwick certificate from 2003. Estimate: $350-$500.

882. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (17)15J, rare, interesting shape. S-M22; KM-40; CT-1020. 12.7 grams. Clear bottom half of 15 of date and full oM, nearly full cross and shield, minimal corrosion, contrasting toning, desirable as the date of sinking. With Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $350-$500.

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883. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, error with denomination as “8”. KM-40. 13.3 grams. Solid and corrosion-free, with clear (error) denomination 8 and part of king’s name to right of off-center shield, nearly full cross, lightly toned. Estimate: $80-$120. 884. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales “greenie” (as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 13.1 grams. Very shelly and patinated, practically no details peeking through but appears to be a fairly solid coin. With Joel Ruth photo-certificate as from Hurricane Jeanne beach recovery in 2004. Estimate: $150-$225. 885. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 12.5 grams. Full but off-center cross, nearly full shield with full denomination 4, toned and partially flat but corrosion-free. With Sedwick certificate from 2008. Estimate: $80-$120.

886. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 12.0 grams. Curious urn shape, weakly struck and worn, the shield very off-center and with possible partial date. Estimate: $50-$75. 887. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-35. 12.1 grams. Both coins with nice full crosses, nearly full shields, little or no corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150. 888. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (170)6/4, assayer not visible, unique (unlisted) overdate. KM-unl. (cf. 30). 2.5 grams. Fairly clear overdate (only example we know of) next to most of crown, off-center cross, minimal corrosion, shark’s tooth-shaped flan. Estimate: $200$300.

889. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1714J, rare. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1571. 3.3 grams. Full but corroded date and oMJ, good full cross. With Sedwick certificate from 1998. Estimate: $125-$200. 890. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip V, assayer not visible, uncleaned. KM-30. 3.1 grams. Dark but solid and with good full cross and shield, clean it yourself and you could get a gem! With Sedwick certificate from 1998. Estimate: $60-$90.

891. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R, Philip V, assayer J, all with Fisher tags. S-M22; KM-30. 1.8 to 2.6 grams each. Decent crosses despite light corrosion, oMJ visible on all 3. With Cobb Coin Co. (Mel Fisher) tags #11288, 15087, 16339. Estimate: $100-$150.

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893. Clump of several small cobs (probably Mexican) and lots

M21a; KM-unl. (cf. 24). 1.2 grams. Clear date and oML, full but weak

of shells and debris (as found). 35.1 grams. Motley assemblage of shelly bits and gray “biscuitized” coins, very three-dimensional. Estimate: $200-$300.

892. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1702L, very rare.

cross, much flatness but minimal corrosion. With Sedwick certificate from 2000. Estimate: $150-$225.

894. Lot of about 20 heavily corroded and broken pieces of Mexican cobs.

180.2 grams. Low-end coins, but coins nonetheless, probably good for gifts or resale to tourists. Estimate: $150-$225. 895. Lot of 10 Mexico City, Mexico, cobs of various denominations, all very sea-worn. 53.0 grams. Thin “razors” that have no numismatic value but are useful for gifts or resale to tourists. Found on the beach north of Vero. Estimate: $100-$150.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands Spanish Netherlands 896. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Albert and Isabel, 1618, choice. KM-49.1. 31.9 grams. Near AU details, all full and bold, with a few surface voids but no outright corrosion, darkly toned all over. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

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897. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait 900. Tournai, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip ducatoon, Albert and Isabel, 1621, choice and scarce. KM-49.2. 31.5 grams. Choice full portraits and legends, some weak strike but no corrosion, minor edge-bump, toned all over. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

IV, 1634, choice and rare. KM-50. 32.2 grams. Perfectly detailed portrait, much legend, good reverse too but with uneven toning, no corrosion. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

901. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip 898. Tournai, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1632, very choice and rare. KM-50. 31.8 grams. Incredibly bold, full details (near AU) on the obverse, the reverse also well detailed but with a little corrosion, darkly toned all over. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $500-$750.

IV, 1635, rare. KM-35. 30.7 grams. Excellent reverse, decent welldetailed portrait despite light corrosion all over, mostly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

902. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait 899. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1636. KM-56.1. 27.3 grams. Some bold legend, ducatoon, Philip IV, 1633, choice. KM-56.1. 31.5 grams. Beautiful full portrait (slightly off-center), pristine (near AU) reverse, nicely toned, with minimal corrosion just around edge. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

full portrait, but lightly to moderately corroded all over, darkly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200$300.

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903. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1649. KM-56.1. 32.2 grams. Fully detailed portrait, bold legends, no corrosion, darkly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200-$300.

906. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1662, choice. KM-72.1. 31.0 grams. Large flan with bold legends, a little worn and lightly corroded, darkly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200$300.

904. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1657, choice. KM-72.1. 29.8 grams. Immense flan with full legends, the centers lightly corroded but still well detailed, lightly toned all over. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

907. Tournai, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1665, rare. KM-50. 29.8 grams. Bold legends (prominent date), lightly corroded portrait, darkly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

908. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 905. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 166(?). KM-72.1. 29.7 grams. Nice portrait and

ducatoon, Philip IV, 1662, choice. KM-72.1. 32.1 grams. Very bold legends on a large flan with edge-splits, nice centers, minimal corrosion, toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

some bold legend but date incomplete due to corrosion. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

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909. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 912. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait half ducatoon, ducatoon, Charles II, 1684, very rare. KM-103.1. 32.3 grams. Full and well-detailed portrait, no corrosion but darkly toned all over, crudely un-round per the type, which KM values at $4300 in XF! With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $1,000$2,000.

Philip IV, 1665, very rare. KM-unl. (cf. 67). 15.6 grams. Nice full portrait and clear date and mintmark (unlisted in KM), broad flan, darkly toned, minimal corrosion. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $350-$500.

913. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait half ducatoon, Charles II, 1670, scarce. KM-67. 13.0 grams. Lightly corroded but

910. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Charles still very well detailed, with full portrait and much legend, toned. II, 1694, very rare. KM-84. 30.0 grams. Round flan with crisp details despite light corrosion and dark toning, full portrait, this type so rare that it is unpriced in KM. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200$300.

914. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 911. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip V, 1703, rare as from this wreck. Delm-354c. 30.9 grams. Large and well-detailed type, this one VF for wear but no

half ducatoon, Charles II, 1673, very rare. KM-73.2. 14.6 grams. Full portrait, bold date and mintmark (unlisted in KM), toned and lightly corroded. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $350-$500.

corrosion (just some surface horn silver), toned and impressively highrelief. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

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915. Liege (Bishopric), Spanish Netherlands, ducatoon, Maximilian Henry, 1668, choice and rare as from this wreck. Delm-473. 31.6 grams. Large and impressive coin with bold XF details peeking out of fine horn silver on surface, darkly toned but essentially no corrosion. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450. 916. Liege (Bishopric), Spanish Netherlands, ducatoon, Maximilian Henry, 1676, rare as from this wreck. Delm-473. 31.2 grams. Worn but no corrosion, nice full details and impressive in design, faint toning. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

United Netherlands

917. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1659. KM41. 32.2 grams. Huge flan with bold legends and date, full but slightly

weaker interiors, darkly toned, no corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

918. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1667, choice. KM-41. 32.2 grams. Superb details all over, even if not high grade, attractively toned and corrosion-free. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

919. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1674. KM41. 32.0 grams. Particularly nice “rider,” arms and date on other side, well detailed and practically corrosion-free, mostly toned. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200-$300.

920. Zeeland, United Netherlands, silver ducat, 1713, rare as from this wreck. KM-52.1. 24.4 grams. Bold date and knight, darkly toned and somewhat corroded but well detailed. With original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Runde Island, Norway 921. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8R, Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-47a. 35.6 grams total. Corroded and crude, with little or no visible details, but scarce as from this wreck. Estimate: $60$90.

Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

922. France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-H, choice Mint State. KM472.9. 23.3 grams. Truly the most superb specimen we have ever seen from this wreck, which typically yielded very worn and corroded coins, this with lustrous surfaces and high-relief details, a few spots of minor corrosion and stripped to bare silver color, but Chameau followers will recognize it as the best of the best. Estimate: $200-$300. 923. France (Rennes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-mintmark 9. KM-472.26. 22.2 grams. Bold and very well detailed for this wreck, light corrosion only, a bit polished but with toning around elements. Estimate: $100-$150. 924. Lot of 3 French half ecus (mints not certain), Louis XV, all dated 1725. 29.5 grams total. Much scarcer than the full ecus, but all 3 worn and corroded as usual, still with clear details. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Cobs 925. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer R (1729-30). SM24; KM-47a. 18.8 grams. Corroded but with bold oMR, most of shield, contrastingly toned. With salvager’s certificate #8844. Estimate: $75$110.

926. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-762. 21.4 grams. Bold full date and mintmark but moderately corroded and stripped to bare silver. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with original certificate #52 from the recovering diver. Estimate: $200-$300.

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931. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733F, scarce. S-M26; 927. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731(F) S-M26; KM-47a; CT-762. 22.0 grams. Bold full date, decent cross, thick flan but pitted

from corrosion. With salvager’s certificate #8845. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-47a; CT-766. 22.1 grams. Full date (final year of Mexican cobs),

bold full oMF, moderately pitted. With salvager’s certificate #8843. Estimate: $150-$225.

928. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; 932. Large clump of 8 “biscuitized” Mexican cob 8R. 242 grams, CT-764. 26.4 grams. Excellent, corrosion-free specimen (rare for this

approx. 3-1/2" long. Heavy and impressive clump of big cobs, each

wreck), with full and clear date, bold full oMF, nice full cross and well-detailed partial shield. With Sinclair certificate #95A-6614. Estimate: $200-$300.

one completely black and oxidized and cemented together (as found), with a modicum of white coral in crevices. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

929. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732(?)F. S-M26; KM47a; CT-764. 20.6 grams. Bold oMF and most of date but rest of coin

heavily pitted from corrosion. With salvager’s certificate #8847. Estimate: $125-$200. 930. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733/2F, scarce. SM26; KM-47a; CT-765. 21.2 grams. Very bold

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933. Lot of 4 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, one with assayer R visible (1729-30). KM-47a. 17.8 to 22.9 grams each. Corroded and silvery, mostly thin, but all with at least some detail (one with denomination 8), useful for gifts or resale to tourists. With salvager’s certificates #8848, 8849, 8850 and 8851. Estimate: $250-$375.

full date (final year of Mexican cobs) and oMF despite moderate to heavy pitting. With salvager’s certificate #8846. Estimate: $150-$225.

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934. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-40a; CT-1029. 12.6 grams. Bold date, full oMF, good full cross, full but off-center shield with black spot, minimal corrosion. With Sinclair certificate #95A-6677. Estimate: $90$135.

(reduced) 935. Lot of 16 silver cobs (various denominations, mostly 8R), all encrusted and mostly “biscuitized” 288 grams total. A pile of charcoal-black, puffy “biscuits” (thick with oxidation) and other corroded coins, interesting artifacts but numismatically defunct, great for gifts or resale to tourists. From the Sueco de Arizón site, and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

Pillars

936. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first date of issue. KM-103; CT-774. 22.2 grams. Choice and nicely toned shield side with AU details (must have been protected inside a clump), but the pillars side moderately corroded, still with clear date. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

938. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first date of issue. KM-103; CT-774. 14.9 grams. Thin and heavily corroded but with date and mintmark still well preserved, darkly toned. From the Infante site, and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

939. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very 937. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first date of issue. KM-103; CT-774. 22.8 grams. Most of shield rare first date of issue. KM-103; CT-774. 21.2 grams. Well-detailed pillars die (lustrous, technically AU, light corrosion only), but shield side is a total zero due to heavy corrosion, silvery all over. With salvager’s certificate #8842. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

side well preserved (AU details) despite light to moderate corrosion, the pillars side very heavily corroded and the date therefore barely visible, silvery all over. With salvager’s certificate #8841. Estimate: $350$500.

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Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands Cobs

943. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733F, scarce. S-M26; 940. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F. S-M26; KM-47a;

KM-47a; CT-766. 26.6 grams. Full date and oMF, off-center strike, solid

CT-757. 22.9 grams. Bold 30 of date and oMF, most of cross, typical

planchet (minimal corrosion), desirable final year of Mexican cobs. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of October 7, 2000, with lot-tag #1413. Estimate: $250-$375.

shape and light corrosion. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of June 6, 1998, with lot-tag #607 and certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

941. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731/0F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-761. 24.9 grams. Very bold full date and oMF, good full cross,

944. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-40a; CT-1031. 13.2 grams. Full date and oMF and cross, thick and solid, with light surface corrosion only, darkly toned. Estimate: $90-$135.

rectangular flan, minimal corrosion. With original certificate #901769 from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

945. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer F (173033), uncleaned. S-M26; KM-40a. 13.2 grams. Full oMF and part of date peeking through a thick layer of greenish oxidation, cross side lumpy with horn silver. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $50-$75. 942. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-762. 26.1 grams. Large and odd-shaped flan with choice full oMF and date on off-center obverse, good full cross, no corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of June 6, 1998, with lot-tag #609 and certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Ducatoons

946. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 949. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1692, ducatoon, Philip IV, 1648, choice. KM-72.1. 32.2 grams. Huge flan with full details all over, lustrous and corrosion-free, small spots of toning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

scarce date. KM-51. 30.0 grams. Full details despite light to moderate corrosion all over, patchy toning. Housed in a small (blue) clamshell box printed with the ship name and accompanied by an original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

947. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1657, exceptional specimen. KM-72.1. 32.4 grams. One of the most beautiful shipwreck coins we have ever seen, with all details full and choice, no corrosion, lovely toning all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

950. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1733,

948. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1692, scarce date. KM-51. 32.3 grams. Excellent details, corrosion-free (except for very edge), very solid and lovely. Housed in a small (blue) clamshell box printed with the ship name and accompanied by an original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

951. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1733,

choice. KM-95.3. 32.4 grams. Lustrous Mint State and corrosion-free with light toning, minor pits (standard flaws) here and there. Estimate: $200-$300.

choice. KM-95.3. 32.5 grams. Lustrous Mint State, no corrosion but some patches of black horn-silver, still quite nice. Estimate: $200$300.

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952. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1733, choice. KM-80. 32.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State, mostly nicely toned, no corrosion, old scrape on CRESCUNT. Estimate: $200-$300.

955. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734, choice. KM-80. 32.6 grams. Choice, bold Mint State details, no corrosion, a real gem. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

953. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1733, 956. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734, choice. KM-80. 32.1 grams. Lustrous UNC details but with scratches on fields from cleaning, natural surface void behind knight’s head, adjustment marks on other side. Estimate: $175-$250.

choice. KM-80. 32.0 grams. Lovely coin with UNC details all over despite very light corrosion, nicely toned. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

954. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734, 957. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734, choice. KM-90.1. 32.2 grams. Perfect Mint State, no defects or corrosion, truly one of the finest specimens known. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

choice. KM-80. 32.6 grams. Highly lustrous Mint State, no corrosion, clearly cleaned but exceptionally preserved. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Wendela, sunk in 1737 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland 958. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, very rare provenance. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 15.1 grams. Nice details as usual for the type, with full 33 of date, full shield and crown and cross, bold mintmark and denomination to right, next to full king’s name, lightly corroded all over but one of very few coins (just a handful of them Mexican) that have ever been available from this rare Danish wreck. Pedigreed to the original Sotheby’s auction of November 8, 1973, lot #99, with photocopy of related pages from catalog. Estimate: $350-$500.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England Cobs

959. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer D (1724-8). SM23a; KM-47a. 26.3 grams. Interesting shape with pointed and blunted

961. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer D (1724-8). S-

“tail,” with bold assayer and nearly full shield and cross, some flatness but no corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

minimal corrosion, peripheral flatness. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

M23a; KM-47a. 25.5 grams. Choice bold shield and cross, clear oMD,

962. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer D (1724-8). SM23a; KM-47a. 25.9 grams. Bold oMD, most of cross, partial date,

960. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer D (1724-8). S- typically crude, some corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. M23a; KM-47a. 26.2 grams. No corrosion but weakly struck, with clear

Estimate: $100-$150.

oM and most of shield and cross. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

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963. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729R. S-M24; KM-47a; CT-754. 26.4 grams. Full date and oMR, good full shield and cross, no corrosion but with dark, impacted sediment (low contrast). Estimate: $200-$300.

966. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (173)0(R or F). KM-47a. 25.8 grams. Nice full shield and cross, clear date and mintmark, minimal corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

964. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-47a; CT-755. 23.2 grams. Long, rectangular flan with moderate corrosion

but nice full cross, bold date and oMF. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

967. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assayer F (1730-3). SM26; KM-47a. 25.8 grams. Bold but slightly doubled full shield, good full cross, minimal corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

965. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (173)0(R or F). KM-47a. 26.4 grams. Full 0 of date and oM mintmark, nearly full cross and

most of crown, worn but not corroded. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

968. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), assayer not visible. KM-47a. 25.5 grams. Good full shield with bold denomination 8, decent full cross, light corrosion only. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $90-$135.

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969. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), assayer not visible. KM-47a. 26.6 grams. Huge flan with full but slightly crude cross and shield with denomination 8 to right, very light corrosion with some orange sediment in crevices. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $90-$135.

(reduced) 970. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), various assayers (mostly not visible). KM-47a. 132.7 grams total. Solid coins, no corrosion but much flatness, some interesting shapes. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

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971. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), various assayers (mostly not visible). KM-47a. 132.0 grams. Solid coins with little or no corrosion but much flatness, some interesting shapes. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

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972. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), various assayers (mostly not visible). KM-47a. 132.0 grams. Solid coins with little or no corrosion but much flatness, some interesting shapes. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

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973. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V (ca. 1730), various assayers (mostly not visible). KM-47a. 131.7 grams. Solid coins with little or no corrosion but much flatness, some interesting shapes. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

Pillars 974. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, choice specimen, rare. KM-103. 26.7 grams. Choice AU details with beautiful rich toning all over, no corrosion (except at the microscopic level), top-notch salvage specimen. With Sedwick certificate from 2006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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975. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, rare.

978. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF, half

KM-103. 26.1 grams. Bold AU details all over despite light corrosion,

encrusted. KM-103; CT-778. 27.0 grams. Fully detailed and corrosionfree pillars side (albeit polished), the shield side entirely coated with gray and red encrustation, very neat display. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

silvery from cleaning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $600-$900.

976. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, rare. KM-103. 25.6 grams. Lightly corroded but with bold AU details, some

surfaces lustrous, mostly silvery but with dark patch to right of shield. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $600-$900.

979. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM103; CT-778. 26.7 grams. Beautiful details (XF+) on both sides, with nice light toning on fields, no corrosion but with hairlines from cleaning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

977. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM103; CT-778. 26.6 grams. Choice AU details, somewhat lustrous even,

but all surfaces minimally corroded and silvery. Estimate: $250-$375.

980. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM103; CT-778. 26.1 grams. Full details (XF) but with very light corrosion and hairlines from cleaning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

981. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. KM103; CT-779. 26.0 grams. Richly toned AU with beautiful, muted luster, no corrosion at all, minor encrustation at rims. Estimate: $250-$375.

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982. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. KM103; CT-779. 26.5 grams. Near-AU details, lightly polished, with light

corrosion just on part of rims. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

985. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM103; CT-780. 26.6 grams. Lustrous AU-, no corrosion at all, lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

983. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF, half encrusted. KM-103; CT-779. 26.8 grams. Fully detailed and corrosionfree pillars side (albeit polished), the shield side entirely coated with gray and red encrustation, very neat display. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

986. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM103; CT-780. 26.4 grams. Near-AU details but slightly off-center and

984. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM103; CT-780. 26.6 grams. Choice specimen with near-AU details, no

987. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-

corrosion (except on the microscopic level), lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

with bare trace of corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

103; CT-780. 26.3 grams. Bold XF with just a hint of corrosion, part of

edge weak. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200$300.

988. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM103; CT-780. 25.0 grams. Full XF details on a large flan but with light corrosion near edge and hint of polishing. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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989. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF, average condition. KM-103; CT-780. 26.2 to 26.7 grams each. All with good XF details and minimal corrosion but with encrustation and/or hairlines from cleaning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

990. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM103; CT-781. 26.6 grams. Choice AU- with no corrosion at all, lovely

992. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM103; CT-781. 26.7 grams. XF+ details, no corrosion but some red

toning, faint old scratch in middle of pillars side. Estimate: $250$375.

encrustation in crevices, lightly toned, parts of rims weak. Estimate: $250-$375.

991. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM- 993. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM103; CT-781. 26.6 grams. Beautifully toned shield side, near-AU details,

no corrosion but with hairlines and abrasion from cleaning. Estimate: $250-$375.

103; CT-781. 26.8 grams. Beautiful AU details with nice toning, no

corrosion, just hairlined from cleaning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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994. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM- 995. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM103; CT-781. 26.3 grams. Bold XF, no corrosion but lightly polished.

With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

103; CT-781. 26.1 grams. AU details (the pillars side quite lustrous) but with light corrosion around rims and slightly silvery from cleaning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

996. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735-7MF. KM-103. 26.1 to 26.8 grams each. All with good XF details and minimal corrosion but with encrustation and/or hairlines from cleaning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

997. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM103; CT-783. 25.4 grams. Bold XF details despite light corrosion all over, scarcer date from this wreck. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. 998. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM94; CT-1052. 12.5 grams. Crisp XF+ details, only very light corrosion but somewhat bright from cleaning, some dark spots remaining. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225. 999. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM94; CT-1052. 11.3 grams. Broad flan, with XF+ details but lightly to moderately corroded all over. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

Cobs 1000. Lot of 2 cob 8R (Lima and Guatemala), Philip V, dates not visible. 24.2 and 23.7 grams. Both coins corroded and darkly toned but at least attributable by mint and period, the Lima cob quite unusual for this wreck. Estimate: $125-$200.

Pillars

1001. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733F,

1003. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

mintmark MX, very rare. KM-103; CT-773. 21.7 grams. Broad flan with all details visible but dark and moderately corroded, quite a bit rarer than the oM-mintmark specimens. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.3 grams. Choice specimen with XF+ details and

1002. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 24.5 grams. XF details but with irregular surfaces from

cleaning and very light polishing. Estimate: $150-$225.

lovely toning, essentially no corrosion, super grade for this wreck. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #1, with lot-tag #185. Estimate: $300$450.

1004. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, date not visible, assayer MF. KM-103. 18.1 grams. Dark as uncleaned, some good shield-side details (moderate corrosion) but pillars side deeply pitted. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1005. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1732, no assayer or denomination, extremely rare. KM-94; CT-1039. 5.6 grams. Very thin from corrosion but with all details still clear, first specimen of this “pattern” (Gilboy says “considered to be trial pieces, struck directly from the matrix sent from Madrid”) that we have ever offered (unpriced in KM, compared to $2,000 in VG for the normal variety), nicely toned around elements for good contrast. Housed in a hard plastic holder. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1006. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 174/30MF. KM-94; CT-1056. 13.1 grams. Lustrous UNC but with some distracting

toning, light corrosion on pillars side only, really super grade. Pedigreed to the Bruce Prior collection and our Treasure Auction #1, with lot-tag #186. Estimate: $350-$500.

1007. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF (damaged) and 1740MF. KM-103. 53.1 grams total. The 1740 is boldly detailed but the 1738 has big scratches, both silvery from overcleaning. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $150$225.

1008. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar coins (8R and 4R), Philip V, assayer MF, the 4R clearly dated 1740/30. 20.3 and 12.0 grams. Both moderately to heavily corroded but with discernible details. With Ponterio auction-lot tag from 1994. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Dutch

1009. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 1012. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Albert and Isabel, 1618. KM-49.1. 32.2 grams. Huge flan with beautifully detailed portraits and much bold legend, a couple small weak areas but no corrosion, hairlines from cleaning. Estimate: $125-$200.

ducatoon, Philip IV, 1636. KM-56.1. 32.3 grams. Beautiful full details (nice portrait and legends), no corrosion, but all a bit silvery from cleaning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1013. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 1010. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1649, choice. KM-72.1. 32.3 grams. Huge flan ducatoon, Albert and Isabel, 1621, scarce. KM-49.2. 22.7 grams. Nicely detailed portraits, bold date, attractively toned, but thin from corrosion, especially the edges. Estimate: $100-$150.

with bold legends, very bold and well-detailed portrait, no corrosion, minor natural flaw in edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

1014. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait 1011. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1634, choice. KM-35. 32.2 grams. Solid and practically corrosionfree, richly toned, with excellent portrait and some bold legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

ducatoon, Philip IV, 1649. KM-72.1. 27.9 grams. Solid but somewhat worn down from light corrosion (especially the centers), many dark patches. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1015. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 164(?). KM-72.1. 30.7 grams. Richly toned and well detailed on a broad flan with bold legends, but with right half of date unfortunately off the edge, very light corrosion only. Estimate: $100-$150.

1016. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742, mounted in a sterling silver necklace bezel with 27" chain. KM-80. 56.9 grams total. Lustrous Mint State details but with hairlines from cleaning, no corrosion, very big and impressive as a pendant. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2, with lot-tag #266, and accompanied by a rare 1970s certificate from Nowell “Chippy” Pearce (Hollandia expedition diver). Estimate: $350-$500.

1017. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742, 1018. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742, choice. KM-80. 32.3 grams. UNC details but darkly toned all over, no corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

choice. KM-80. 32.4 grams. Lustrous Mint State, no toning, slightly off-center strike with part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $175$250.

1019. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742. KM-80. 32.1 grams. Lustrous UNC details but very lightly corroded all

over. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1020. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742, mounted in sterling silver bezel (engraved with name of wreck) and necklace. KM-80. 43.1 grams total. Bold details (AVF for wear), with practically no corrosion, nicely contrasting toning, very big and impressive as a pendant. Housed in a small (blue) clamshell box printed with the ship name, and accompanied by an original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

1021. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742. KM-127.1. 31.6 grams. Bold AXF details with nice toning, light corrosion in places. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1022. Lot of 6 United Netherlands “rider” ducatoons, various mints and dates. 21.1 to 29.5 grams each. All lightly to moderately corroded but with clear details, some dark toning, mostly 1742’s but one 1677 and one undated-type. Estimate: $350-$500.

1023. Deventer, United Netherlands, 6 stuivers (rijderschelling), 1686. KM-78. 4.3 grams. Bold legends but centers flat, four digits of date interspersed among the tops of the crown, no corrosion, scarce type from this wreck. Estimate: $40-$60.

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Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

1024. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1726(M). S-L20b; KM-34a. 21.8 grams. Thick and chunky but corroded and dark, one full castle and tops of pillars, clear date and denomination. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 1025. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1710H, rare. S-L19; KM-33; CT-973. 11.8 grams. Choice full cross, full pillars, lightly corroded and deeply toned. Estimate: $125-$200. 1026. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1697/6H, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L13; KM-20. 3.3 grams. Big flan with off-center cross, one full pillar, clear overdate, 2 assayers, no corrosion but unevenly toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with certificate. Estimate: $70-$100.

1027. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1709/8M, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L18; KM-31. 2.8 grams. Full pillars and nearly full cross, 2 full dates, moderate corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with certificate. Estimate: $90-$135. 1028. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1716M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1494. 2.5 grams. Well-centered pillars, off-center cross, lightly corroded, 2 mintmarks. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with certificate. Estimate: $75-$110. 1029. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1737N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1513. 2.3 grams. Well-centered pillars and cross, some corrosion but bold details. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110. 1030. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1716Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-876. 20.4 grams. Edges truncated due to corrosion but centers pristine, with full pillars and bold date, nearly full but slightly doubled cross with bold assayer. Estimate: $175-$250.

1031. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1726Y (Louis I). S-P43b; KM35; CT-25. 20.5 grams. Bold full pillars and cross despite corrosion,

24.2 grams. Broad flan with full but off-center pillars, full but doubled

bold date and denomination. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125$200.

cross, clear date, 2 assayers, light corrosion only. With certificate/booklet and flyer. Estimate: $250-$375.

1032. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1735E. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-832.

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1033. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1730M. S-P44; KM-28a; CT-1658. 3.1 grams. Full pillars and cross, clear date, moderate

corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110. 1034. Very interesting clump of 3 Spanish colonial silver cobs (8R, 4R[?] and 1R), one lead musketball and countless tiny lead birdshot with encrustation. 87.4 grams. Compact display of disparate items, the 8R cob with full cross but not attributable, very solid, great for a paperweight. With Sedwick/Arqueonautas certificate #MAI-006/98/CC-107 from 2001. Estimate: $600-$900.

St. Geran, sunk in 1744 off Mauritius, east of Africa 1035. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-103; CT-791. 24.3 grams. Darkly toned but no corrosion, XF details,

a rather nice coin but more valuable for its rare shipwreck provenance. With Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $250-$375.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

1038. Segovia, Spain, milled 4 reales, Philip V, 1728F, very rare 1036. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1739(J). S-G1; KM-6; CT-597. 26.7 as from this wreck. KM-337.3; CT-1136. 12.2 grams. Typically

grams. Thick, rectangular flan with typically crude details (as made), full but lightly corroded date, richly toned all over. Estimate: $125$200.

beautifully detailed type that did not usually find its way onto Dutch wrecks, this one with lustrous AU details under patchy toning, minor traces of corrosion, bold rims. Estimate: $225-$350.

1037. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1740J. S-G1; KM-6; CT-599. 26.1 grams. Thick and crude as usual, richly toned, light but localized

1039. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF, choice. KM-103; CT-790. 26.8 grams. Bold near-AU details, attractively toned, no corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

corrosion. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 14-15, 1994, with lottag #1780. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1040. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF, choice. KM-103; CT-790. 26.9 grams. Choice AU details, matte finish, off-center strike, faint trace of corrosion above pillars. Estimate: $250-$375.

1043. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, choice. KM-103; CT-793. 26.8 grams. Near-AU details, matte finish, no corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

1041. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF, choice. KM-103; CT-791. 26.4 grams. Bold XF details with no corrosion, lovely toning, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

1044. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, choice. KM-103; CT-793. 26.4 grams. Bold AU details enhanced by gorgeous toning on fields, no corrosion, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

1042. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF, choice. KM-103; CT-791. 25.3 grams. Beautifully toned, AU details but with centers weakly struck, corrosion only at parts of rims. Estimate: $225-$350.

1045. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF. KM-103; CT-793. 23.1 grams. Bold XF details despite light corrosion

all over, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

1046. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, in promotional case. KM-103; CT-795. 25.5 grams. XF details, minimal corrosion, patchy toning, off-center pillars side. Housed in a small, blueleatherette case with clear-plastic insert imprinted with details of the wreck (JCI promotion). Estimate: $250-$375.

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1047. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, choice. KM-103; CT-795. 26.6 grams. Bold XF details enhanced by gorgeous toning on fields, no corrosion, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $250-$375. 1048. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, choice. KM-103; CT-797. 26.3 grams. Choice XF+ with no corrosion, beautiful toning, scarcer date from this wreck. Estimate: $250-$375. 1049. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1739MF, choice. KM-94; CT-1055. 13.1 grams. AU details enhance by contrasting toning on fields, faint trace of corrosion, very lovely. Estimate: $250$375.

Vlissingen, sunk in 1747 off Namibia (southwest coast of Africa) 1050. Lot of 2 Zeeland, Dutch East India Co. (VOC), copper duits, dated 1746 (one uncleaned as found), very rare provenance. KM-unl. (cf. 81). 2.0 grams each. The cleaned one matte, brick red in color, with bold details, the uncleaned one all green and crusty, the last pair of coins available from this beachside wreck on the dangerous diamond-mining coast in southwest Africa. Estimate: $150-$225.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 1051. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1751q (possibly q/E). S-P52; KM-39. 12.6 grams. Good full pillars and cross, no corrosion, nicely toned, 2 bold mintmarks. Estimate: $250-$375.

1052. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1725, Louis I (clear monogram), rare. S-P43b; KM-32; CT-61. 1.1 grams. Clear date below most of monogram, crude cross due to light corrosion, nicely toned. With Almeida photo-certificate #970062. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique

1053. Clump of 12 Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 60.6 grams, roughly 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" x 1". Attractively display of thin but well-detailed coins (partially cleaned) in their original matrix of hard, dark-brown crud (as found). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1054. Clump of 12 Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 67.4 grams, roughly 2-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 1". Attractively display of thin but well-detailed coins (partially cleaned) in their original matrix of hard, dark-brown crud (as found). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1055. Clump of about 11 Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 56.6 grams, roughly 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". Completely uncleaned clump of two coin-stacks at a right angle to each other, with thick encrustation in white, brown and green all over. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90.

1056. Clump of about 8 Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 44.5 grams, roughly 2" x 1" x 1". Completely uncleaned clump of two coin-stacks side by side, with thick encrustation in white, brown and green all over. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90. 1057. Clump of at least 5 Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 43.3 grams, roughly 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1". Thick jumble of corroded coins and heavy debris impacted into white and brown matrix with some green. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90. 1058. Lot of three 6- to 7-coin clumps of Dutch East India Co. copper duits (should all be dated 1752) in encrustation. 70.7 grams total. Two partially cleaned, with bold details on the coins and just enough encrustation to hold them together, the third clump an uncleaned stack with white and green coating. With certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150. 1059. Lot of 7 Dutch East India Co. copper duits, 1752. 13.4 grams total. All cleaned, with bold details, just a bit thin from corrosion. With certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $35-$50.

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Dodington, sunk in 1755 off South Africa

1060. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1742(V). S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1519. 1.7 grams. Good cross, full date and waves despite pitting and truncated edges from corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with original certificate #GACDDD00208 from the salvagers. Estimate: $50-$75. 1061. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1728, rare denomination as from a wreck. S-L21; KM-30; CT-1774. 1.2 grams. Bold full date and nearly full monogram and cross, roundish flan, minor pitting. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, with original certificate #GACDDD00140 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100. 1062. Lot of 5 silver-cob minors of Lima, Peru, and PotosĂ­, Bolivia, including one 4R, two 2R and two 1R. 23.3 grams. All corroded but with enough detail to attribute by mint and period. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $150-$225. 1063. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752MF. KM-104.1; CT-329. 21.7 grams. Typically moderately to heavily corroded but with readable details. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $125-$200.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1064. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-A.

KM-486.1. 27.9 grams. Big, solid flan with full but weak details (due to wear, not corrosion), toned without contrast. Estimate: $100-$150. 1065. France (Lille mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1727-W. KM-486.22. 27.9 grams. Big, solid flan with full but weak details (due to wear, not corrosion), a few minor scratches. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Evstafii, sunk in 1780 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland

1066. Lot of 2 Russian copper 5 kopecks, dates and mints and monarchs not discernible. 42.3 and 38.8 grams. Very thick coins, both heavily corroded but one with at least some central details, rare provenance. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

Grosvenor, sunk in 1782 off South Africa 1067. India (Mughal Empire), rupee, (1700s), rare provenance. 11.4 grams. Bold details on a typically round, thick coin, no corrosion, some light encrustation and toned in crevices, first of its type we have seen from this tough wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa

1068. Sweden, copper “plate money” 2 dalers, Fredrik I, 1750. 1069. Sweden, copper “plate money” 2 dalers, Fredrik I, 1750. KM-PM71. 1384 grams, 7" x 7". Nice specimen with all 5 stamps very clear, minimal corrosion, nice brown color all over, edges intact. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-PM71. 905 grams, about 6-1/2" square. Thin and heavily corroded,

with parts of 4 stamps still remaining, one of which barely shows the date. With original certificate from salvagers and printed history from Ponterio catalog. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Cazador, sunk in 1784 off Louisiana

1070. Denomination set of 8-4-2-1-½ reales dated 1776, assayer FF, desirable date and rare as a set, the 4R particularly rare. 23.1, 11.8, 4.8, 2.6 and 1.4 grams. Each coin in this set is at least somewhat corroded and worn, and of course polished to brightness, but it is unique as a 1776 set and the 4R is among very few of that denomination found, arguably worth 4 figures by itself. With salvager’s certificates #8836, 8837, 8838, 8839 and 8840. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1071. Denomination set of 8-4-2-1-½ reales dated 1779, assayer FF, rare as a set, the 4R particularly rare. 23.9, 10.6, 5.2, 3.1 and 1.3 grams. Some good details despite corrosion and wear and polishing, a matched set like this being nearly impossible to make because of the rarity of the 4R, of which very few were found. With salvager’s certificates #8831, 8832, 8833, 8834 and 8835. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1072. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

1073. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

KM-106.2; CT-933. 24.9 grams. Typically lightly to moderately corroded

KM-106.2; CT-933. 24.4 grams. Typically lightly to moderately corroded

and polished, XF details. With salvager’s certificate #8830. Estimate: $100-$150.

and polished, XF details. With salvager’s certificate #8829. Estimate: $100-$150.

Faithful Steward, sunk in 1785 off Delaware

1074. Lot of 17 miscellaneous copper pennies (England and Ireland) in decent but worn condition. 135.7 grams total. Solid but worn coins with very little detail but desirable provenance. Estimate: $100-$150.

1075. Lot of over 100 miscellaneous copper pennies (England and Ireland) in poor condition. 585 grams total. Most of the coins hardly more than slivers but some with bits of detail, still worthwhile for the provenance. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

1076. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1778FF. KM-106.2; CT-926. 25.0 grams. XF details despite light corrosion all over, contrastingly toned. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100.

1077. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1785FM. KM-106.2; CT-937. 24.7 grams. Nice XF details, attractively toned, with just light corrosion all over. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $90-$135.

1078. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1785FM. KM-106.2; CT-937. 24.3 grams. XF details but moderately pitted, nicely toned. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1079. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1784MI. KM-78; CT-867. 24.1 grams. Moderate corrosion all over but with all details still quite clear. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100.

Unidentified late-1700s wreck (probably French) in the English Channel

1080. Lisbon, Portugal, copper X reis, Joseph I (1750-77), possibly dated (177)6. KM-243.2. 10.6 grams. Large copper coin with all details fairly clear but worn and lightly corroded, dark brown color with hint of green. Estimate: $30-$45. 1081. Lot of 2 various copper coins: Dutch East India Co. duit from the 1790s and French 2 sols of Louis XVI. 23.2 grams. Both coins worn but readable, the French coin brown and smooth and the Dutch coin green and crusty. Estimate: $25-$40. 1082. French brass coin weight, mintmark H (La Rochelle). 12.6 grams. Thick and intentionally coin-like disk used to regulate the weight of coins, with bold crown above “XI de I gr� in reference to the weight standard (fleur de lis at bottom, cross with H on reverse), minimal corrosion. Estimate: $50$75.

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Zeeland, sunk in 1793 off South Africa 1083. Utrecht, Dutch East India Co. (VOC), copper duit, 1790, very rare provenance. KM-91. 2.8 grams. All details clear despite surface oxidation (dark brown and crusty), desirable as one of very few coins ever recovered from this obscure wreck (no more available). Estimate: $200-$300.

Piedmont (“Lyme Bay wreck”), sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England

1084. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1662(?)E. S-P37a; KM-21. 26.9 grams. Broad flan with a lots of legend visible, full but mostly flat cross and pillars-and-waves, 3 partial dates and mintmarks, 2 assayers, dark and worn but not corroded. Estimate: $100-$150. 1085. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 24.9 grams. Solid coin with well-centered full cross (one arm doubled) and pillars, 2 dates, typically darkly toned but no corrosion, flat peripheries. Estimate: $125-$200.

1086. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 21.4 grams. Good full cross with bold date and assayer, nearly full pillars with second date and assayer, toned and somewhat thin and flat from corrosion, large edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200. 1087. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 18.0 grams. Thin and worn but with some good detail (crown, pillars, most of cross), part of king’s name in legend, bold date and assayer. Estimate: $100-$150.

1088. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 24.1 grams. Thick and solid, with full but mostly flat cross and pillarsand-waves, clear date. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1089. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 22.3 grams. Good full cross, bold pillars-and-waves, 2 bold assayers, toned, no visible corrosion but edges probably affected. Estimate: $100-$150. 1090. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 22.1 grams. Typically dark and mostly flat but with 2 dates and assayers. Estimate: $100-$150.

1091. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 23.9 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, the cross full but somewhat flat, 2 dates and assayers and mintmarks, edge-split, dark toning, a bit worn but no obvious corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150. 1092. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 26.2 grams. Solid flan with full but worn cross and pillars-and-waves, typically dark, no obvious corrosion (just wear), several partial dates and assayers and mintmarks. Estimate: $100-$150.

1093. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-363. 25.3 grams. Typically dark, with full but mostly flat cross and pillarsand-waves (the latter off-center), minor edge-splits. Estimate: $125$200.

Want to see your collection here? Consign to our Treasure Auction #9 (spring, 2011), deadline January 15, 2011

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Santa Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador

1094. Large clump of 7 bust 8R (encrusted) on rock. 729 grams, roughly 41/2" x 5" x 3". A hefty and impressive display (as found), the coins spread out but completely cocooned in white encrustation and perched atop a rough, gray rock, with a small part of one coin exposed to show some detail and solid preservation. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1095. Large clump of 7 bust 8R “biscuits.” 242 grams, roughly 4" square. Broad, flat pile of black and

puffy “biscuits” (coins oxidized with small bits of debris), parts of coins exposed on one side, showing decent details, very impressive display. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1096. Long clump of 5 bust 8R “biscuits.” 222 grams, 5-1/4" long. Very appealing row of coins, each one completely cocooned in a shell of oxidation encrusted with shell bits, the bottom loaded with white coral as well. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1097. Clump of 4 bust 8R (3 “biscuits” and one cleaned and reattached). 174.4 grams, roughly 2-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 1-3/4". Nice little upright display consisting of a stack of oxidized “biscuits” with a single exposed coin on top (nice details, lightly corroded and toned) that broke off and was replaced, with a large lump of encrustation off to one side. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $300-$450. 1098. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ, choice. KM-97; CT-655. 26.6 grams. Lustrous AU+ with uneven toning (some dark spots) but no corrosion, faint adjustment marks on bust, one of the nicest coins this wreck has ever produced. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2, with lot-tag #287 and original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300. 1099. Clump of one Spanish colonial bust 8R and small bronze spike and pebbles in encrustation. 5.0 grams. Curious natural display, very solid, the coin cocooned in oxidation but with exposed part showing good details. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

HMS Athenienne, sunk in 1806 on the Esquerques reef in the Mediterranean Sea 1100. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795FM. KM-109; CT-689. 26.9 grams. Virtually corrosion-free XF details, no

toning, nice specimen from a tougher wreck. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England 1101. English East India Co., copper XX cash, 1808, unique planchet-stamping error with piece of rim missing. KM-321. 9.0 grams. Choice, corrosion-free specimen with matte-red surfaces, valuable for the planchet error, the only one of its kind in this denomination that we know of. With small Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1102. Lot of 15 English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 133.8 grams total. Nice specimens with minimal corrosion, brightly cleaned and polished, a bit scarcer than the smaller X cash. Estimate: $250-$375. 1103. Lot of 15 English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 132.9 grams total. Nice specimens with minimal corrosion, brightly cleaned and polished, a bit scarcer than the smaller X cash. Estimate: $250-$375.

1104. Lot of 15 English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 136.6 grams total. Nice specimens with minimal corrosion, brightly cleaned and polished, a bit scarcer than the smaller X cash. Estimate: $250-$375. 1105. Lot of 3 English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 9.1 to 9.5 grams each. Top-quality specimens with no corrosion and perfect details, a bit scarcer than the smaller X cash. With Sedwick certificates from 2005. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1106. Lot of 2 English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 18.5 grams. Virtually corrosion-free specimens with perfect details and not darkly toned, a bit scarcer than the smaller X cash. With certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $50-$75. 1107. Lot of 4 choice English East India Co. copper coins of 1808 (two XX cash and two X cash). The XX’s 9.1 grams each, the X’s 4.4 and 4.7 grams. Top-quality specimens with no corrosion and perfect details, all but one lightly brown-toned. With two certificates. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1108. English East India Co., copper X cash, 1808, unique planchet-stamping error with piece of rim missing. KM-319. 4.4 grams. Bright “red� (as opposed to brown) copper with full details, minimal corrosion, valuable for the planchet error, the only one of its kind in this denomination that we know of. With small Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $100-$150. 1109. Lot of 5 uncleaned English East India Co. copper X cash, 1808. KM-319. 22.6 grams total. Dark brown with green oxidation, but all appear to be corrosion-free and well detailed if and when they are cleaned. With certificate. Estimate: $35-$50.

Cabalva, sunk in 1818 on the Shoals of St. Brandon in the Indian Ocean

1110. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1772FM (initials facing rim). KM-106.1; CT-915. 23.7 grams. Typically broad flan with prominent rims, all details clear despite light to moderate corrosion all over, contrasting toning. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1111. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780FF. KM-106.2; CT-930. 24.6 grams. Bold full details, light corrosion only. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100.

1112. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1792FM. KM-109; CT-685. 25.3 grams. Minimal corrosion, matte surfaces with light brown toning, odd natural surface void in centers. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1113. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (armored bust), 1809TH. KM-110; CT-539. 22.2 grams. Moderately corroded but with all important details still clear, toned for contrast. Estimate: $75-$110.

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1114. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777MJ. KM-78; CT-858. 24.8 grams. Nice specimen for this wreck, with bold XF details all over, very light corrosion, good toning. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 1115. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815JP. KM-117.1; CT-483. 22.4 grams. Moderately to heavily corroded but with most details clear (bold reverse). Estimate: $70-$100.

Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa 1116. Lot of 6 Mexican bust 8R (various mints and dates, where visible) of Ferdinand VII, all worn. 96.6 grams total. Very thin and worn down from corrosion but with fairly clear details nonetheless, all brightly cleaned. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unidentified 1800s wreck off Delaware 1117. Lot of 2 copper “pennies� (one US large cent and one Canadian sou/half penny). 18.7 grams total. The French coin fairly corrosion-free (but holed at edge) and with lots of orange and brown patina, the US coin rather worn and corroded but with some faint details. Estimate: $35-$50.

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“Brick wreck,” sunk in the mid-1800s in the Florida Keys 1118. Mexico (mint uncertain), 8 reales, 1860, assayer not visible, very rare as the only coin ever recovered from this wreck. 17.8 grams. Clear eagle and cap-and-rays despite moderate to heavy corrosion, darkly toned, but of practically inestimable value to shipwreck enthusiasts for its unique provenance published in Meylach’s book. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $100-$200.

Unidentified mid-1800s wreck (probably British) in the English Channel

1119. Lot of 2 British silver coins of George IV dated 1817: shilling and sixpence. 7.6 grams total. Both coins virtually corrosion-free, the shilling worn but the sixpence bold (AVF), scratches on both. Estimate: $30-$45. 1120. Lot of 2 British copper halfpennies of George III dated 1807. Sp-3781; KM-662. 13.7 grams total. Both with VF details but lightly corroded, one dark and uncleaned but the other “red.” Estimate: $25-$40.

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

1121. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1808TH, scarce early type from this wreck. KM-91; CT-1003. 5.9 grams. Worn but not corroded, all details clear, no toning. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $50-$75.

1122. Lot of 2 Spanish coins of Isabel II: 20R 1851 and 10R 1854. 35.7 grams total. Both coins with clear details but the dollarsized 20R with light to moderate corrosion and the half dollar-sized 10R much better (XF). With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60$90.

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1123. Lot of 2 French 5 francs: Louis XVIII 1822 and Republic 1848. 45.2 grams. Both coins lightly to moderately corroded but with VF or better details, contrasting toning. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90.

Unidentified steamship wreck sunk ca. 1900 in the San Juan River between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

1124. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1869. KM-142.1. 24.8 grams. No corrosion, XF details, mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $40-$60. 1125. El Salvador, 1 peso, 1894CAM. KM-115.1. 24.5 grams. VF details, no corrosion but not much contrast. Estimate: $40-$60.

1126. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1894. KM-210. 24.7 grams. XF with subdued luster, no corrosion or toning. Estimate: $40-$60. 1127. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1896. KM-210. 24.4 grams. XF details, no corrosion but spots of green oxidation. Estimate: $40-$60.

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1128. Honduras, 1 peso, 1895 with multiple overdates. KM-62. 24.5 grams. No corrosion but a bit worn (F/AVF). Estimate: $40-$60. 1129. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1888TF. KM-196.24. 24.5 grams. AXF, no corrosion, contrasting sediment on fields. Estimate: $40-$60.

Florizel, sunk in 1918 off Newfoundland 1130. Unidentified copper coin (heavily worn), scarce provenance. 14.2 grams. Totally slick coin (really looks like a blank planchet), no details at all but does not appear to be corroded. With original certificate from salvager Marcel Robillard. Estimate: $35-$50.

SS John Barry, sunk in 1944 off Oman

1131. Saudi Arabia, riyal, AH1354 (struck in 1944 at Philadelphia), in promotional package. KM-18. 36.5 grams (whole package). Choice, corrosion-free and nicely toned coin that was among 1.4 million on board the ship, a special, secret wartime cargo recovered using modern technology from the staggering depth of 8500 feet. With large certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

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SESSION II: Friday, October 22, 10:30 am EDT (lots #1132-2014) SILVER COBS OF MEXICO CITY, MEXICO Charles-Joanna “Early Series” 1132. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” oMo to left, oP/Mo to right, unique variety of a rare type. S-M4; KM-7; CT-153. 3.2 grams. Perfectly round flan with all details full (despite some weak areas), XF/VF with attractive natural toning, the assayer P apparently punched over M, a heretofore unrecorded variety. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

1133. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late 1135. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right, king’s name as CHAROLVS. S-M2; KM-18; CT-81. 13.3 grams. Salvaged AVF with bold details, mostly due to contrasting sediments on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

Series,” oM to left, O to right. S-M10; KM-18; CT-88. 13.5 grams. Bold VF with flat spots, some contrasting toning. Estimate: $350$500.

1134. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Chares-Joanna, “Late Series,”

1136. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, L to right. S-M9; KM-12; CT-117. 6.7 grams. AXF with light toning in legends, good details. Estimate: $125-$200.

M to left, L to right. S-M9; KM-18; CT-84. 13.5 grams. AXF with nice light toning all over, full details, slightly doubled in places. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1137. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right. S-M10; KM-12; CT-121. 6.4 grams. Nice Fine with mostly good details but two peripheral flat areas, holed at very edge, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225. 1138. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right. S-M5; KM-9; CT-140. 3.2 grams. Broad, round and thin flan with full details, AVF with light contrasting toning. Estimate: $150-$225. 1139. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, A to right, scarce. S-M6; KM-9; CT-136. 3.4 grams. Lightly toned and crisply detailed AU with peripheral dark patch, rather well struck. Estimate: $250-$375. 1140. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, L to right. S-M9; KM-9; CT-145. 3.4 grams. Bold VF with light rainbow toning, dark patch at very edge. Estimate: $125-$200. 1141. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right. S-M10; KM-9; CT-150. 3.4 grams. Broad flan with bold VF details, contrasting toning. Estimate: $125-$200. 1142. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right. S-M10; KM-9; CT-150. 3.4 grams. Small planchet with some bold legend but mostly weakly struck (AVF overall), the centers doubled, lightly toned. Estimate: $70-$100. 1143. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” O to left, oM to right. S-M10; KM-9; CT-148. 3.3 grams. Well-detailed Fine with nice toning, broad flan. Estimate: $60-$90. 1144. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O, variety with no mintmark, o to left and in middle, motto as P-L-A with dot above each letter. S-M10; KM-6.5; Nesmith-107l. 1.7 grams. Crude VF (unevenly struck) with dark toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

Shield-type

1145. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F. SM12; KM-43; CT-154. 26.4 grams. Good full cross and shield, clear assayer and denomination, richly toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1146. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. SM12a; KM-44.1; CT-97. 27.2 grams. Attractively toned AVF with full shield and cross (some flat spots), clear oMF and bold denomination 8. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1147. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, pre-date type. S-M12a; KM-44.1; CT-97. 26.4 grams. Big flan with nice full shield and cross, AXF with good old toning, most of peripheries flat, clear GRATIA where date would appear just after this type. Estimate: $150-$225.

1148. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (161)3F. S-M17; KM-44.3; CT-94. 27.1 grams. Very bold and choice full shield and cross, most of 3 of date and oM mintmark, some peripheral crudeness (as made), AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1150. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1650P, rare. S-M19; KM45; CT-350. 26.4 grams. Very bold full oMP, full 0 and clear bottom half

of 5 of date, nearly full shield and cross but peripheries flat, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $250-$375.

1151. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P, choice. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 27.4 grams. Very full and bold date, choice full shield and cross, full oMP and denomination 8, roundish flan, lightly toned AVF, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $350-$500.

1149. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)646P, very rare,

1152. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 27.3 grams. Typically narrow barrel-shaped flan with clear date

salvaged. S-M19; KM-45; CT-343. 26.8 grams. Bold full 46 of date and oMP, good full shield and cross, lightly corroded and stripped to bare silver color (can be retoned). Estimate: $250-$375.

and oMP and 8, well-detailed full shield and cross, the latter with curious, curved hammer marks (as made), lightly cleaned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1153. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1657P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-365. 26.4 grams. One hundred percent complete date, odd-shaped flan (like a warped barrel), nice full shield and cross, darkly toned Fine with a hint of surface corrosion. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1156. Lot of 7 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II,

1154. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 27.1 grams. Big, fat flan with nearly full shield an d cross but nothing else, test-cut in edge and chopmark outside cross as circulated in the Orient, lightly toned VG+. Estimate: $75-$110.

1155. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, (167?)5(G), with 5-petal flower countermark (1 real batu, 1814) for Madura Island (Sumenep), Indonesia. S-M20; KM-46; CT-275. 26.5 grams. Interesting shape (like a long urn), with full but simple crown above most of shield, full 5 of date before dot to left outside full mintmark oM, nice full cross on other side with deep and full countermark at very edge, nicely toned About Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

assayer L where visible, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). S-M21; KM-46. 22.1 to 27.1 grams each. Generally thick and solid coins, typically weakly struck and Fine on average but nicely tone with a few spots of green, the lightest one probably clipped in its time. Estimate: $350-$500.

1157. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer L, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). S-M21a; KM-47. 26.6 grams. Thick, squarish flan with full oML, some shield and cross but all very weak (VG), lightly toned, scarce as limited to the years 17025. Estimate: $90-$135.

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1158. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1706(?)J, rare, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). S-M22; KM-47. 25.7 grams. Clear 17 and bottom curves of 06 of date (not 100% certain), full oMJ and shield and cross but all a bit crude and worn (VG), nicely toned. Estimate: $125-$200. 1159. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). S-M22; KM-47. 26.6 grams. Big flan with sharply sloping sides, good full shield (slightly doubled) with oMJ, full but weak cross, nicely toned Fine. Estimate: $80-$120.

1160. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, interesting shape, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). KM-47. 26.9 grams. Very odd shape that looks like a head and shoulders with flat base, most of shield, king’s ordinal V, full cross with small chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient (yet found in North Africa), Fine with green spots. Estimate: $80-$120. 1161. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, interesting shape, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). KM-47. 26.8 grams. Squarish flan with short, pointed tail, good full shield, most of cross, lightly toned VG with green spots. Estimate: $80-$120.

1162. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.2 grams. Good and nearly full shield and cross, crude edge (as made), lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1163. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J where visible, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). KM-47. 25.9 to 26.6 grams each. Solid coins with generally decent shields and crosses (but little else), nicely toned, some with green spots, F-VF

on average, some interesting shapes. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1164. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J where visible, from a North African hoard (“Barbary pirates”). KM-47. 25.8 to 27.1 grams each. Solid coins with generally decent shields and crosses (but little else), nicely toned, some with green spots, F-VF

on average, some interesting shapes. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1165. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F. SM12; KM-36. 13.8 grams. Roundish flan with full shield and cross,

1169. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer F. SM12; KM-31; CT-499. 6.5 grams. Choice full cross and crown and shield,

some legend, clear oMF, AVF with some weak spots and some areas of toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

clear oMF and II, round and well struck VF, richly toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1166. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer F, salvaged. KM-37.2. 12.7 grams. Full oMF, decent full cross and shield, solid Fine but with light surface corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

1167. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, rare error made with 8R obverse die, planchet cut down to 4R size. KM-39. 11.3 grams. A true product of its time of chaos, with nearly full small cross but clearly oversized shield on a thick flan with sharply cut sides, About Fine. Estimate: $60-$90.

1168. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, silver cobs: 4R Philip IV assayer P; 2 x 2R Philip V assayer not visible but with clear denomination 2. 24.8 grams total. The 4R somewhat barrel-shaped with bold full cross and clear oMP and 4 and with long split in edge, the better of the 2R with good full shield and cross, all nicely toned and Fine on average. Estimate: $100-$150.

1170. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, rare variety with 3 castles in each quadrant. KM-32.2. 6.8 grams. Full but off-center shield, good full cross with odd variety of castles, deeply toned VF with old scratches. Estimate: $150-$225. 1171. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-32.2. 6.3 grams. Well-detailed full cross and shield, crude edge (as made), nicely toned Fine+ with rust spot on shield. Estimate: $60-$90. 1172. Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, upside-down mintmark oM to left, denomination I over assayer O to right, king’s name as -PVS I*II, unique variety. S-M11; KM26; CT-643. 3.3 grams. This period is plagued with odd errors, but this one is the strangest we have seen, with the mintmark punched in upside-down, the denomination I punched over the assayer O, and a strange extra I after the king’s name but before the ornament and proper ordinal II (which also appears to be punched over the old D.G), full cross, small flan, VF with flat areas. Estimate: $100-$150. 1173. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right, choice. S-M11; KM-26; CT644. 3.4 grams. Beautifully richly toned AXF with full and well-detailed shield and cross and crown. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1174. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right. S-M11; KM-26; CT-644. 3.2 grams. Choice full shield and cross, round flan with flat peripheries, patchy toning, VF+. Estimate: $70-$100. 1175. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right. S-M11; KM-26; CT-644. 3.2 grams. Good full cross and crown, very weak shield, no toning, net Fine. Estimate: $60-$90. 1176. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer F. KM-27.2. 3.4 grams. Bold full shield and oMF, good full cross, AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $100-$150. 1177. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1609A, rare. S-M16; KM-27.2; CT-450. 3.5 grams. Full oMA and crude but certain 1609 date (popular as the founding date of Bermuda), good full shield and cross, VF+ with some weak areas. Estimate: $150-$225.

1178. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (161)1/0F/A, unique and unlisted. S-M17; KM-unl. (cf. 21); CT-unl (Type 163). 2.0 grams. Very bold full monogram above fleur with clear F/A to right, weak but full 1/0 in legend to left of nearly full crown, choice full cross, no toning, a previously unknown overdate/over-assayer combination. Estimate: $150-$225. 1179. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer F. S-M15. 1.4 grams. Broad flan with choice full monogram, bold oM to left and F to right, fleur below, also decent cross, toned VF that may have been salvaged. Estimate: $100-$150. 1180. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, mintmark oM to left, assayer D to right. S-M18a; KM-22. 1.5 grams. Choice full cross, very bold full monogram, oM, D, fleur, and 4 ornamental *’s, AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $75-$110. 1181. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)719(J), rare. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1832. 1.6 grams. Bold date but very little else, toned and salvaged Good. Estimate: $125-$200. 1182. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (17)26(D). S-M23a; KM-24; CT-unl. (Type 286). 1.9 grams. Bold date (rare thus), decent cross but not much else as a small flan and only Fine. Estimate: $70-$100.

1183. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2R, various periods. 1.4 to 2.3 grams each. All with good crosses and/or monograms (Philip IV, Charles II and Philip V), one with oMJ visible, F-VF on average. Estimate: $125-$200. 1184. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2R, various periods. 3.5 grams total. Most of monogram (Philip IV and Charles II) and/or cross on each, VG-F on average. Estimate: $30-$45.

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SILVER COBS OF LIMA, PERU Early pillars type

1185. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Rincón, motto as PL-VSV-LT, rare. S-L1; KM-8; CT-481. 6.2 grams. High grade (XF/VF) but possibly lightly trimmed around the edge, with one lion in the slightly doubled shield extremely well detailed, good full pillars with dark spots. Estimate: $250-$375. 1186. Lima, Peru, cob “1 real” (approx. 1/2 cut of a 2 reales, cut in its own time), Philip II, assayer Rincón. S-L1; KM-8. 1.7 grams. A curved edge-cut that is too close to the weight of a 1R to be a coincidence, with one full lion and PH- of king’s name on one side, P mintmark and top of one pillar on the other side, Fine with dark spots, very curious. Estimate: $50-$100. 1187. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer Rincón, motto as P-LV-S below dot. S-L1; KM-6. 3.1 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves with bold lettering, full but weaker and slightly doubled shield, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

1188. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer Rincón, motto as PL-

1190. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Rincón. S-L1;

VSL-TR above dot. S-L1; KM-6. 3.1 grams. Broad flan, double-struck VG yet with a lot of detail, especially in the legends. Estimate: $125$200.

KM-3; CT-702. 1.5 grams. Choice broad flan with full legends, full crowned-RI monogram, full pillars-and-waves with R to left and P in middle, VF, just not much contrast. Estimate: $150-$225.

1191. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Rincón, extremely

1189. Lot of 3 Lima, Peru, 1R, Philip II, assayer Rincón. S-L1; KM-6. 1.9 to 3.3 grams each. One broad-flan Fine with good but double-

rare. S-L1; KM-1; CT-761. 0.5 gram. Bold crowned R and crowned I, the latter with R to left, some bold legend, nicely toned, but thin as from salvage and with about 1/3 of the edge lost to corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $350-$500.

struck details, the other two salvaged with pieces of edge missing. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Shield-type

1192. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-8 (flat-top) to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; CT-147. 26.9 grams. Round and imposing like most, with well-detailed full shield and cross, bold oD, most of crown, but also many weak areas and some crudely dark toning as well as a bent section on the edge, still AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $350-$500. 1193. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-I to left, P-oD/X to right, king’s name misspelled as PHILPPVS, very rare. S-L4; KM-9. 6.4 grams. Full shield with bold P-oD/X to right, most of king’s name, good full cross, Fine with weak spots. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $350-$500. 1194. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-9; CT-489. 6.6 grams. Broad flan with bold legends, nice full shield and cross, VF+ with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $150-$225. 1195. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 6.8 grams. Lightly corroded AXF with well-detailed full shield, full king’s name, good full cross. Estimate: $125-$200.

1196. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-I to left, P-•D to right. S-L4; KM-7; CT-634. 3.3 grams. Good full cross and shield, round thin flan, bold P-•D, Fine+. Estimate: $125-$200. 1197. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-I to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-7; CT-634. 3.3 grams. Broad flan with full and well-detailed but slightly doubled cross and shield, bold P-oD, toned VF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1198. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram. S-L4; KM-5; CT-705. 1.7 grams. Choice XF details with dark toning, the monogram very slightly doubled. Estimate: $90-$125. 1199. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram. S-L4; KM-5; CT-705. 1.5 grams. Low-contrast XF on a broad flan with much legend and choice inner details (very slightly doubled). Estimate: $90-$135.

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1200. Lot of 5 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties. S-L4; KM-5. 1.4 to 2.1 grams each. All with decent crosses and monograms, some salvaged, one holed

near edge, one plugged, F-VF on average. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $150-$225. 1201. Lima, Peru, cob “1/8 real” (quarter cut of a 1/2 real), Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, * to right of monogram. S-L4; KM-5. 0.3 gram. A near-perfect quarter, just like we see with the colonial “bits” of milled coins two centuries later, with most of king’s name and part of monogram visible but little else, low-contrast Fine, probably salvaged, very interesting and the first of its kind we have ever seen. Estimate: $50-$100.

1202. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P to left and * to right of castle and lion, rare. S-L4; KM-5; CT-769. 0.7 gram. Salvaged but with good details enhanced by contrasting toning, full lion and castle, some legend, net Fine or so. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 14-15, 1994, with original lot-tag #1700. Estimate: $125-$200. 1203. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, * to right of castle. S-L4; KM-5. 0.5 gram. Silvery and thin from salvage but with bold full castle and lion, small piece of edge missing, net Fine or so. Estimate: $75-$110. 1204. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P to left of castle. S-L4; KM-5. 0.7 gram. Thin from salvage but with clear castle and lion, toned, net Fine or so. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

Pillars-and-waves

1205. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-229. 27.1 grams. Big flan with good full cross (flat on sides), full but off-center and doubled pillars, 2 dates, nicely toned VF. Estimate: $300-$450.

1206. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1692V. S-L10; KM-24; CT-235. 24.3 grams. Big, round flan with bold date above full waves, bold denomination 8, one nice castle but most of coin flat and lightly pitted from salvage and polished (Fine otherwise), with small edge-split and part of edge bent. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1207. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1700H. S-L15; KM-24; CT-246. 26.0 1211. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1726M. S-L20b; KM-34a; CT-unl grams. Nice cross with clear date, full pillars-and-waves (date, mintmark,

(Type 131). 26.8 grams. Super coin for the period, with bold full date

assayer), compact flan, lightly toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $200-$300.

and assayer above full waves, full bit slightly crude cross, nicely toned VF. Estimate: $500-$750.

1208. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1701H. S-L15; KM-24; CT-247. 27.0 grams. Nice specimen with great full (well-centered) pillars-and-waves,

1212. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1728N. S-L21; KM-34a; CT-648. 24.9

full but off-center cross, nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams. Broad flan, well-centered cross and pillars but peripheries flat

and lightly corroded as from unidentified salvage, bold full date, XF details. Estimate: $150-$225.

1209. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1703H, with Guatemala (Type II, 1843) countermark struck 4 times (rare). S-L15a; KM-34; CT-625. 26.4 grams. Good but off-center cross with clear date below, part of king’s name in legend, and full countermark; full but somewhat flat pillars side; richly toned About Fine with hole at edge. Estimate: $350$500.

1210. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1720M. S-L20; KM-34; CT-642. 26.7 grams. Broad flan with great full cross, and pillars, full crown at top,

date a little weak but overall a super coin, VF+ and attractively toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

1213. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-663. 26.6 grams. Well-centered cross and pillars with bold date and assayer,

peripheries flat, VF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $250-$375.

1214. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1745V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-669. 25.5 grams. Heavily worn (Good) and crudely struck but with clear date and

most of cross. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1215. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1750R, extremely rare. S-L23; KM- 1219. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1687R. S-L7; KM-21; CT-561. 7.1 44; CT-301. 23.8 grams. Very crude (mostly flat) and probably clipped in

grams. Roundish flan with choice full pillars and cross, 2 bold dates, 3

its time, technically Fine and nicely toned, with parts of 2 dates (enough to be sure), only the third or fourth specimen we have seen in 30 years. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $250-$500.

assayers and mintmarks, AXF with old scratch on upper-left castle, a bit overweight. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $175-$250.

1220. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1689V. S-L8; KM-21; CT-562. 6.4 grams. Nicely broad and round, with choice full pillars, full but slightly

off-center cross, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks and assayers, part’s of king’s name, salvaged XF with darkly toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200.

1216. Lot of 2 Lima, Peru, cob 4R, 1701H and 1739V, both possibly contemporary counterfeits. 12.5 and 12.6 grams. Clearly worn (VGF) and good silver, so definitely circulated in their time, and they both “ring” and “feel” right, but the 1701 has porous surfaces (probably salvaged) and the numbers on the 1739 are slightly incorrect (maybe tooled long ago), so we sell them only as MOST LIKELY genuine, with a necessarily low estimate. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $200-$500. 1217. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1684V. S-L6; KM-21; CT558. 7.1 grams. Choice full pillarsand-waves (albeit off-center), full cross and crown, lustrous XF with 2 dates and assayers, a bit overweight. Estimate: $250$375. 1218. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1685R. S-L7; KM-21; CT-559. 6.6 grams. Nicely round, with full and wellcentered cross, full but doubled pillars with full 4digit date in legend, AVF with dark, contrasting sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200.

1221. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1692V, ex-Panama “swamp hoard.” S-L10; KM-21; CT-565. 6.5 grams. Very lustrous and bright per the

hoard, and technically AU grade, with full pillars and nearly full cross despite flat areas, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200.

1222. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1693V. S-L10; KM-21; CT-566. 5.8 grams. Large flan, worn (VG+) but with good full cross and pillars, 2

dates and assayers, typical flatness around edge. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1223. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1696H. S-L13; KM-21; CT-569. 6.4 grams. Choice XF detail despite ribbon of interior flatness, bold date, 3 mintmarks, 2 assayers, nice toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1224. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1701H. S-L15; KM-21; CT-576. 5.3 grams. Choice full pillars, nice but doubled cross, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, toned XF, inexplicably underweight (edges intact and no corrosion). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1225. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1702H. S-L15a; KM-32; CT-1191. 6.5 grams. Good full pillars, bold date, technically VF but rusty and darkly stained from burial. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110.

1226. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1703H. S-L15a; KM-32; CT-1192. 6.6 grams. Choice but off-center full cross, full pillars, nice VF with brown toning on fields, darker area near edge. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1227. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1706R. S-L16; KM-32; CT-1196. 4.8 grams. Crude as from unidentified salvage but with good contrast, nearly full pillars and cross, clear date, Fine details. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1228. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1718M. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1209. 6.2 grams. Big flan with 3 clear dates, full cross and pillars, but very worn (VG) and with dark toning that offers no contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135.

1229. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1719M. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1210. 6.4 grams. Rather large flan with full cross, one full pillar, bold date in legend (only), 2 assayers, 3 mintmarks, deeply toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1230. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1723M. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1214. 5.9 grams. Absolutely immense flan (amazing still underweight) with good full cross and pillars, 2 dates, flat peripheries with hole at edge, Fine with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135. 1231. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1724M, rare. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1215. 5.7 grams. Broad, roundish flan with good full cross and pillars, 2 dates, flat near edge, Fine with nice toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200.

1232. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1726M. S-L20b; KM-32. 5.2 grams. Nearly full but off-center cross and pillars, clear date, but porous from salvage and distractingly dark with silvery spots. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1233. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1728N. S-L21; KM-32; CT-1217. 6.8 grams. Big flan with bold cross and one full pillar, toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1234. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1731N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1220. 6.8 grams. One full pillar with bold date, partial second date below nearly full cross, toned VF with crude edge (as made). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1235. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1732N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1221. 6.1 grams. Large flan with full cross and pillars, toned VG with hole near edge. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1236. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1733N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1222. 5.1 grams. Very bold and nearly full cross and pillars, VF with dark, contrasting toning on fields, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135.

1237. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1734N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1223. 6.5 grams. Bold date and one full pillar but crudely struck (technically VF), unevenly toned and encrusted. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1238. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1735N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1224. 7.8 grams. Massive (overweight) flan with choice full cross and pillars, VF+ with nice toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1239. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1735N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1224. 6.3 grams. Curiously shaped flan with point and crack, full cross and pillars, nicely toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

1240. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1736N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1225. 6.9 grams. Neat, round shape, full cross and pillars, 2 dates, VF+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $110-$185. 1241. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1737N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1226. 6.7 grams. Full cross and pillars opposite a ragged edge (as made), XF with light sediment. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1242. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1739/8V, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L22; KM-unl. (cf. 32a). 6.0 grams. Interesting turban shape with sharp point, nearly full cross, one full pillar, bold date with clear overdate, Fine with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $110-$185.

1243. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1739V. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1228. 6.0 grams. Broad flan with bold cross, doubled pillars with 2 dates on that

side, lightly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

1244. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1740V. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1229. 6.1 grams. Crude strike and toning but with clear date and assayer, much

flatness, broad flan, technically AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1245. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1741/0V, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L22; KM-unl. (cf. 32a). 6.3 grams. Crude strike as usual (much flatness) but with

assayer and overdate, darkly toned AVF with edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1246. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1741V. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1230. 6.6 grams. Choice specimen with bold full pillars-and-waves and nearly full cross, AXF, 2 mintmarks and assayers. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1247. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1742V. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1231. 5.9 grams. About half flat due to poor centering and crude strike, lightly toned About Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1248. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1744(V), rare. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1233. 7.4 grams. Thick and overweight flan, mostly flat due to crude strike but with clear date, AVG with tiny hole at very edge. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1249. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1746V, scarce. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1235. 5.8 grams. Oblong flan, typically worn (VG) and crude but with full and clear date. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1250. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1747V. S-L22a; KM-unl. (cf. A43). 6.3 grams. Crude flan (very uneven) but technically Fine or better, with date and assayer and mintmark peeking out of the flatness. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1251. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1748V. S-L22a; KM-A43; CT-468. 5.7 grams. Bold detail with contrasting toning, 2 dates, but worn (About Fine). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1252. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1749/8R/V, rare overdate/over-assayer combination (unlisted). S-L23; KM-unl. (cf. A43). 5.6 grams. Clipped on edge long ago but still with nearly full cross and 2 dates (one with clear 9/8) and full assayer, toned VG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1253. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1751R, rare. S-L23; KM-A43; CT-471. 6.4 grams. Oblong flan with nearly full cross and pillars, bold assayer and date, VG+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135. 1254. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1752(R), rare final year of Lima cobs. S-L23; KM-A43. 6.2 grams. Very crude strike on an oblong flan, with bold date and little else, G with patchy toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100$150. 1255. Lot of 5 Lima, Peru, cob 2R, various dates (1718M, 1733N, 1735N, 1751[R], 1752[R]). 5.9 to 7.2 grams each. Each one with clear date, grades from VG to VF, the 1733 holed, the 1751 and 1752 both crude (the later salvaged) but rare. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, the 1733 with Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1256. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1684V. S-L6; KM-20; CT-671. 2.8 grams. Good full cross, 2 dates, 3 assayers, bold V-84-L across bottom of pillars, nicely toned AVF with edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135. 1257. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1685R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-672. 2.5 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, 2 full crowns, bold CARO(LVS), 2 dates and assayers, AVF with light sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1258. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1685R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-672. 2.8 grams. Three full dates, nearly full cross, 2 assayers and mintmarks, richly toned VF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1259. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1686R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-673. 2.5 grams. Three full dates, full cross and pillars, nicely toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

1260. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1686R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-673. 3.5 grams. Full cross and pillars, 2½ dates and mintmarks, toned Fine with edgesplits. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $80-$120. 1261. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1687R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-674. 2.7 grams. Broad flan with full cross but peripheral flatness, 2 bold assayers, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1262. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1690R. S-L9; KM-20; CT-679. 2.9 grams. Full pillars and cross (the latter off-center), Fine with patchy toning and edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1263. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1691R. S-L9; KM-20; CT-680. 3.0 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, 2 dates, VF with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1264. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1692V. S-L10; KM-20; CT-682. 3.2 grams. Two bold dates, one full pillar, AVF with some flatness, patchy dark toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1265. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1692V. S-L10; KM-20; CT-682. 3.0 grams. Choice full pillars, 2 bold mintmarks, lightly toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1266. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1693V. S-L10; KM-20; CT-684. 2.8 grams. Broad flan with most of cross nice, 2 dates, full LIMA and king’s ordinal II in legend, AVF with flatness but good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1267. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1693V. S-L10; KM-20; CT-684. 3.4 grams. Round flan with full and well-detailed cross-lions-castles, one full pillar, 2 dates, AXF with uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1268. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1694M. S-L11; KM-20; CT-685. 3.1 grams. Three bold dates, full but doubled cross with most of king’s name in legend, full PLV-VSL-TRA above M-94-L on pillars, XF with dark toning, possibly salvaged. Estimate: $70-$100. 1269. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1694M. S-L11; KM-20; CT-685. 2.6 grams. Full pillars with clear date, bold second date below most of cross, Fine with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

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1270. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1694M. S-L11; KM-20; CT-685. 4.4 grams. Large (overweight) flan with bold 94 below nice full cross, off-center pillars with full crown, PERV and LIMA, richly toned VF+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1271. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1695/4R, unique. S-L12; KM-unl. (cf. 20). 2.9 grams. Two dates and mintmarks, nice full cross and pillars, AVF with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1272. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1696H. S-L13; KM-20; CT-687. 3.3 grams. Good and nearly full cross and pillars, the latter with bold date and 16in legend, third date below cross, 2 mintmarks, AVF with uneven toning and contrasting sediment. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1273. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1696H. S-L13; KM-20; CT-687. 3.5 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, (C)AROLV(S) in legend, 3 assayers, VF+ with flat peripheries. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100.

1274. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1697/5H/R, unique overdate and over-assayer. S-L13. 2.9 grams. Choice XF with full cross and pillars, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks, super detail and nice toning, but most important is the clear 7/5 date below the cross and H/R over-assayers in the pillars. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1275. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1697H. S-L13; KM-20; CT-688. 3.4 grams. Bold waves, nearly full cross and pillars, darkly toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1276. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1699R. S-L14; KM-20; CT-691. 3.4 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, beautifully toned AXF, 3 mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $70-$100. 1277. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1699R. S-L14; KM-20; CT-691. 2.4 grams. Nearly heart-shaped flan with 3 dates but crude strike and toning and fairly low grade (VG). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

1278. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1699R. S-L14; KM-20; CT-691. 3.2 grams. Round flan with full cross, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, toned but lightly corroded Fine. Estimate: $60-$90. 1279. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1699R. S-L14; KM-20; CT-691. 3.0 grams. Bold date, well-centered pillars, crude cross, VG+ with rust stains. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1280. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1700H. S-L15; KM-20; CT-692. 3.3 grams. Clear date, one full pillar, off-center cross, VG+, abraded from cleaning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1281. Lot of 8 Lima, Peru, cob 1R, Charles II, various dates (where visible). KM-20. 2.3 to 3.4 grams each. Most with clear dates and/or nice crosses, several salvaged (some with rust spots, the 1689V from the Feversham [1711]), one bent and cracked. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs, the Feversham coin with certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1282. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1701H, Philip V. S-L15; CT-693. 2.7 grams. Good pillars and cross, bold date, but with unevenly dark toning, AVF, with bottoms of -PPVS in legend to prove the type. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1283. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1702H. S-L15a; KM-31; CT-1475. 3.1 grams. Choice detail on nearly full pillars and cross, 2 dates (including full 1703 in legend) and mintmarks and assayers, richly toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1284. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1703H. S-L15a; KM-31; CT-1476. 2.5 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date, crudely toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1285. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1704H. S-L15a; KM-31; CT-1477. 2.4 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, 3 dates, 2 mintmarks and assayers, VF details but pitted as salvaged. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

1286. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1706R. S-L16; KM-31; CT-1480. 2.9 grams. Full pillars, nice but off-center cross, beautifully toned XF with peripheral flatness. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1287. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1707H, rare. S-L17; KM-31; CT-1482. 3.4 grams. Large flan with old square hole at edge and more central punchmark, nice full cross, full but weaker pillars, some bold legend, 2 dates, AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1288. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1709/8M, overdate below cross only. S-L18. 3.0 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, 2 clear dates and mintmarks, Fine+ with contrasting toning, old scratch in peripheral flat area. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $80-$120. 1289. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1709/8M, overdate on pillars side only. S-L18. 2.9 grams. Full pillars with bold date, decent full cross, crude surfaces and toning (probably salvaged), Fine details. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95.

1290. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1711M, rare. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1488. 1.7 grams. Bold full cross and pillars, 3 mintmarks, lightly corroded as salvaged but clear date. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1291. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1712M, very rare. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1489. 2.4 grams. Silvery and moderately corroded but with clear date, full cross and pillars. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1292. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1715M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1493. 3.1 grams. Clear date between full pillars, mostly crudely struck and darkly toned, VF for actual wear. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1293. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1715M, unique error with denomination on both sides as “2�. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1493. 3.3 grams. Full pillarsand-waves, full but off-center cross, lightly corroded and silvery from salvage. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1294. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1717M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1495. 2.9 grams. Choice full cross and one full pillar, XF with light sediment on fields, flat area at edge but quite nice overall. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95.

1295. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1717M, cut into a heart shape contemporaneously. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1495. 3.1 grams. Nice full cross, bold VF details, neat shape with hole at point. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135. 1296. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1718M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1496. 3.1 grams. Decent cross with bold date, full but crude pillars, VG with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1297. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1723M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1501. 2.9 grams. Bold cross, clear date despite crude strike on a typically uneven flan, technically Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1298. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1724M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1502. 3.1 grams. Big, odd shape, with 2 dates, Fine+ with uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

1299. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1725M, (Louis I), rare. S-L20a; KM-A39; CT-43. 1.8 grams. Clipped around edge, with decent cross and clear date, crude hole, About Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1300. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1726M. S-L20b; KM-31. 2.7 grams. Bold cross and pillars-and-waves enhanced by toned fields, VF, nice shape. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $75-$110. 1301. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1726M. S-L20b; KM-31. 3.0 grams. Broad flan with crude edge (as made), clear date, much flatness but technically Fine+. Estimate: $40-$60. 1302. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1727M. S-L20b; KM-31; CT-1503. 3.3 grams. Good full cross, one full pillar, clear date, AVF with sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1303. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1728M. S-L21; KM-31; CT-1504. 3.0 grams. Broad flan with full cross and pillars, richly toned VF, bold date. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1304. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1732N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1508. 3.3 grams. Good full cross, bold date, Fine+ with flat areas. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1305. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1733N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1509. 3.0 grams. Choice full cross, bold pillars-side detail with strange overstrike, VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1306. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1734N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1510. 3.4 grams. Full cross and pillars, well-defined About Fine, richly toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1307. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1735N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1511. 4.1 grams. Technically AXF but uneven flan, full pillars with clear date. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1308. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1736(N). S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1512. 3.7 grams. Round flan with clear centers, toned VG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

1309. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1737N. S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1513. 3.3 grams. Full pillars and cross but crude edge and very rusty and stained, Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1310. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1738(N). S-L21; KM-31a; CT-1514. 3.2 grams. Crude strike as usual but with bold date and one castle choice, technically VF+ or better. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1311. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1739V. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1516. 3.3 grams. Bold assayer and part of cross, AVF with flatness, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1312. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1740/39V, rare (unlisted) overdate. S-L22. 2.9 grams. Nearly full pillars and cross (off-center), clear date and overdate, Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

1313. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1740V. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1517. 3.1 grams. Broad flan with most of cross, one full pillar, bold date above waves, deeply toned Fine+ with hole near edge. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1314. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1741/0V, rare (unlisted) overdate. S-L22. 2.8 grams. Nice full cross and pillars with light toning, 2 assayers, clear overdate, Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1315. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1741V. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1518. 3.0 grams. Oblong flan with good cross above partial date, bold date and assayer above waves, About Fine with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1316. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1743V. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1520. 3.2 grams. Clear date and assayer, bold tops of pillars, About Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1317. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1744(V), rare. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1521. 2.6 grams. Nice surfaces but crude strike as usual, with tops only of digits of date visible, toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1318. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1745V. S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1522. 3.1 grams. Full date above waves, off-center cross with full assayer, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1319. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1746(V). S-L22; KM-31a; CT-1523. 2.8 grams. Decent cross, clear date despite crude strike, technically Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1320. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1747V, rare. S-L22a; KM-42. 3.8 grams. Almost totally slick (Fair) but with full 4 and clear 7 of date. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

1321. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real Royal, 1748V, choice and extremely rare. S-L22a. 3.3 grams. Perfectly round and well-detailed like all Royals, bold AXF with gorgeous natural toning on fields, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks and assayers, but particularly exceptional for the fact that it lacks the usual hole near the edge, also not just a rare date but rare as a type, as the Ferdinand issues were only struck 1747-52. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1322. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1752R, very rare final year of cobs. S-L23; KM-42. 3.0 grams. Very crude strike as usual but with clear date, toned VG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1323. Lot of 3 Lima, Peru, cob 1R, various dates (1709M, 1727M, 1729M). 2.3 to 3.0 grams each. Clear dates (the 1709 with two) and decent crosses, F-VF on average, the 1709 holed. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $110-$185. 1324. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1684. S-L6; KM-22; CT-785. 1.6 grams. Choice full cross and monogram, 2 dates, deeply toned VF+. Estimate: $50-$75. 1325. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1684. S-L6; KM-22; CT-785. 1.1 grams. Bold full monogram and date, full but slightly crude cross, AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1326. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1685. S-L7; KM-22; CT-786. 1.3 grams. Bold full monogram and date, good but off-center cross with king’s ordinal II in legend, About Fine with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1327. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1685. S-L7; KM-22; CT-786. 1.8 grams. Oddly six-sided, with bold full monogram and date, nearly full cross, richly toned VF. Estimate: $50-$75. 1328. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1695. S-L12; KM-22; CT-796. 1.3 grams. Choice bold monogram and date and part of another in the legend, good full cross with part of king’s name in legend, AVF with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1329. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1697. S-L13; KM-22; CT-798. 1.2 grams. Full monogram, clear date and most of cross, some legend, AVF with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1330. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1698. S-L13; KM-22; CT-799. 1.9 grams. Large, round flan with full cross and monogram, bold date, Fine with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1331. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1699. S-L14; KM-22; CT-800. 1.3 grams. Perfectly round flan with bold full monogram, choice cross, beautifully toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1332. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1699. S-L14; KM-22; CT-800. 1.1 grams. Full monogram (small variety), clear date and cross, off-center VF, probably salvaged. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1333. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Charles II, date not visible, cut into heart shape. KM-22. 0.7 gram. Cute little piece with full monogram but obviously cut down (in its time), deeply toned VF, holed in stem. Estimate: $50-$100.

1334. Lot of 9 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R of Charles II, various dates (1684, 1685, 1688, 1690, 1694, 1696, 1697, 1700, 1701), some rare. KM-22. 0.7 to 1.7 grams each. Most with clear dates and/or monograms and/or crosses but also mostly salvaged, one holed, F-VF on average. Pedigreed

to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $250-$375.

1335. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1703. KM-30; CT-1752. 1.3 grams. Bold full monogram, bold but off-center cross, VF with sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1336. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1703. S-L15a; KM-30; CT-1752. 1.8 grams. Interesting turban shape, with nice full monogram and date, nearly full cross, darkly toned fields, salvaged VF. Estimate: $50-$75. 1337. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1704. S-L15a; KM-30; CT-1753. 1.5 grams. Choice AXF with bold full monogram and date and cross, lightly toned, just about the perfect non-Royal half real! Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1338. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1705. S-L15a; KM-30; CT-1754. 1.3 grams. Bold full monogram and crown, full but weaker cross, Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1339. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1706. S-L16; KM-30; CT-1755. 1.5 grams. Very bold date below full monogram, decent cross, off-center strike, nicely contrasted AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1340. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1708. S-L17; KM-30; CT-1757. 0.9 gram. Full monogram and cross, clear date, nice Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1341. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1709. S-L18; KM-30; CT-1758. 1.6 grams. Bold date, full but off-center monogram and cross, lightly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1342. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1710, rare. S-L19; KM-30; CT-1759. 1.4 grams. Very bold full monogram, most of cross on a broad, oddshaped flan with much exterior flatness, AXF with light sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1343. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1717. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1766. 1.7 grams. Large, round flan with bold date, full monogram and cross, Fine with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1344. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1717. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1766. 1.3 grams. Full monogram and date and cross, deeply toned Fine+, round flan with sharp point. Estimate: $50-$75. 1345. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1717. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1766. 1.4 grams. Bold date, full monogram and cross, nicely toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1346. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1718. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1767. 1.6 grams. Full monogram and cross, 2 bold dates, salvaged VF with good contrast. Estimate: $50-$75. 1347. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1718. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1767. 1.2 grams. Full cross but crude monogram and date, broad flan with much legend, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

1348. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1719/8, rare (unlisted) overdate. S-L20; KM-unl. (cf. 30); CT-unl. (cf. 1768). 1.6 grams. Bold date below monogram, full cross, toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1349. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1719. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1768. 1.5 grams. Full cross and monogram and date, salvaged AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1350. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1720, possible overdate, rare. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1769. 1.8 grams. Bold but off-center monogram and date, full cross, salvaged AVF with good contrast. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1351. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1721. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1770. 1.4 grams. Broad flan with full but weak monogram and cross, technically no worse than Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1352. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1722. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1771. 1.5 grams. Choice XF specimen with full monogram and cross on a broad flan with darkly toned fields. Estimate: $70-$100.

1353. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1722. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1771. 2.2 grams. Bold but off-center date, crude strike with much flatness, AVG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $40-$60. 1354. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1723/2, rare (unlisted) overdate. S-L20; KM-unl. (cf. 30); CT-unl. (cf. 1772). 1.4 grams. Curiously lemonshaped flan with nearly full monogram and cross, clear overdate, AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50$75. 1355. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1723. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1772. 1.3 grams. Good full cross, bold but off-center full date, lightly toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1356. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1723. S-L20; KM-30; CT-1772. 1.9 grams. Choice bold date, nearly full monogram and cross, toned Fine with minor planchet flaw. Estimate: $40-$60. 1357. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1724/3, rare (unlisted) overdate. S-L20; KM-unl. (cf. 30); CT-unl. (cf. 1773). 1.4 grams. Crude strike per the period but with 2 clear dates, Fine with flat areas, cute shape with small point. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1358. Lot of 14 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, Philip V (first reign), various dates (1703 [2], 1705, 1706, 1707, 1709, 1710, 1711, 1713[?], 1714/3[?], 1716, 1717, 1722, 1723). KM-30. 0.7 to 2.1 grams each. All with clear dates and/or monograms and/or crosses, a few salvaged, 3 with holes, F-VF on average. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $400-$600.

1359. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1725, Louis I, rare. S-L20a; KM-A39; CT-52. 1.4 grams. Broad flan with full and bold monogram above clear date, nearly full cross, AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1360. Lot of 2 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, 1725, Louis I, rare. S-L20a; KM-A39; CT-52. 1.8 and 1.5 grams. Both with full but partially weak monogram and date, most of cross, but only AVG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1361. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1726. S-L20b; KM-30; CT-unl. (Type 280). 1.9 grams. Bold monogram (full) and cross, 2 partial dates, lightly toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

1362. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1727. S-L20b; KM-30; CT-unl. (Type 280). 1.7 grams. Broad flan with bold date and most of monogram, full cross, silvery VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1363. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1728. S-L21; KM-30; CT-1774. 1.6 grams. Bold full monogram, good full cross, partial date only (possibly 1729), AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1364. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1730 (no assayer). S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1776. 1.5 grams. Off-center strike with much legend, full crown, weak centers, full date below cross, Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1365. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1730N. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1776. 1.1 grams. Small (clipped) flan with full monogram, assayer to right, deeply toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $40-$60. 1366. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1731 (no assayer). S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1777. 1.7 grams. Full monogram, 2 dates, VF with flat areas. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1367. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1732/1N, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L21; KM-unl. (cf. 30a); CT-unl. (cf. 1778). 1.5 grams. Good full cross, most of monogram and date bold, assayer to right of cross, Fine+ with toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1368. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1733. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1779. 1.8 grams. Curiously oblong flan with bold monogram and most of cross, date below cross, nice VF+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1369. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1734N. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1780. 1.3 grams. Small, round flan with full monogram, 2 bold dates, About Fine with toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1370. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1734. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1780. 1.4 grams. Full monogram with mintmark to left, full date, toned, salvaged Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1371. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1735/4, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L21; KM-unl. (cf. 30a); T-unl. (cf. 1781). 1.4 grams. Very bold full date, most of cross and monogram with mintmark to left, VF with toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1372. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1735N. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1781. 1.9 grams. Off-center monogram with full date, good full cross, AVF with slightly ragged edge (as made). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1373. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1736N. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1782. 1.8 grams. Choice bold full monogram with L to left and N to right, nice bottom half of cross, 2 partial dates, VF+. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1374. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1737N. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1783. 1.5 grams. Full date below weak monogram with L to left and N to right, Fine with patchy toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75.

1375. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1737 (no assayer). S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1783. 1.2 grams. Decent cross, off-center monogram with bold date, VG. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $40-$60. 1376. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1738. S-L21; KM-30a; CT-1784. 1.7 grams. Bold date below and L to left of full but partially weak monogram, partial cross, VF with flat spots, some stains. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1377. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1739/8, rare overdate (unlisted). S-L21; KM-unl. (cf. 30a); CT-unl. (cf. 1785). 1.6 grams. Bold date below full monogram, somewhat crude but technically AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1378. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1740V. S-L22; KM-30a; CT-1786. 1.7 grams. Very off-center monogram with bold date below and V to right, well-centered cross, AVF with flat peripheries. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1379. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1741V. S-L22; KM-30a; CT-1788. 1.4 grams. Full monogram and most of cross, 2 partial dates, AVF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90.

1380. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1744V. S-L22; KM-30a; CT1791. 1.7 grams. Broad flan with lots of peripheral detail including

(reduced)

bold 44 date, bold mintmark L to left and V to right of weak full monogram with partial date below, nearly full cross with yet another partial date, nicely toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150. 1381. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1745V. S-L22; KM-30a; CT-1792. 1.6 grams. Perfectly round flan with full monogram with L to left, V to right and 745 below, nearly full cross with second date below, toned Fine with hairline fracture. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1382. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1746V. S-L22; KM-30a; CT-1793. 1.6 grams. Bold date below most of monogram with V to right, off-center cross, silvery VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $50-$75. 1383. Lot of 12 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, Philip V (second reign), various dates (1726, 1727, 1728, 1732 [2], 173(?)N, 1738, 1739N, 1740, 1742, 1743 [2]). 0.7 to 2.0 grams each. Generally decent F-VF specimens with mostly clear dates and/or monograms and/or crosses, a few salvaged, very useful group for jewelry or a starter collection. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1384. Lot of 6 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 reales, various dates (1684, 1704, 1705 [2, one holed], 1706, 1724). 1.1 to 1.6 grams each. Mostly clear dates and monograms, some good crosses, F-VF on average, one salvaged and one holed. Estimate: $60-$90. 1385. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1747, rare first date of Ferdinand VI. S-L22a; KM-41; T-630. 1.3 grams. Bold bottom half and monogram and all of date, richly toned Fine with flat areas. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1386. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1748(V). S-L22a; KM-41; CT-631. 1.5 grams. Bold full monogram with L to left, partial date below, incomplete cross with partial date below and L to left, Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $60-$90. 1387. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1749V, rare. S-L22a; KM-41; CT-unl. (cf. 632). 1.7 grams. Bold date below most of monogram, assayer V to right of cross, silvery Fine with flat areas. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $70-$100. 1388. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1749R, very rare. S-L23; KM-41; CT-632. 2.4 grams. Choice specimen with bold monogram and assayer and date, richly toned VF. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $100-$150.

1389. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1750R, assayer to right of castle, very rare 1-year error with 1E die. S-L23; KM-A41; CT-unl. 1.3 grams. Odd error, of which about 6 are currently known, this one with bold R but not much else due to flatness and light corrosion (salvaged). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $125-$200. 1390. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1750R, rare. S-L23; KM-41; CT-633. 0.7 gram. Bold date below and assayer R to right of nearly full monogram, full but crude cross, corroded from salvage. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $65-$95. 1391. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1751/0R, very rare. S-L23; KM-unl. (cf. 41); CT-634. 2.2 grams. Off-center monogram with clear assayer and date, big cross, Fine. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $90-$135. 1392. Lot of 5 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, Ferdinand VI, various dates (1748[?]V, 1748, 1750 [3]). KM-41. 0.9 to 1.8 grams each. All typically crude but with at least partial dates and monograms and generally rare, VG-F on average. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection of Lima silver cobs. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1393. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), “Great Module.” S-P6; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.0 grams. Full legends and crown as usual, all inner details clear as well, nicely toned Fine+ with left half of shield and top half of cross oddly worn. Estimate: $250-$375.

1396. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.1 grams. Choice, richly toned AVF with beautiful

shield, old marks on top-right lion in cross. Estimate: $300-$450.

1394. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 1397. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.4 grams. Full P-B, full cross and shield and crown, but all lightly corroded and unevenly toned, VF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

1395. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.1 grams. Good full shield, slightly doubled (creating a large space between the P and the B), Fine with dark stains around edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.3 grams. Beautiful full shield side, double-struck

cross, richly toned XF, just lovely. Estimate: $300-$450.

1398. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 26.5 grams. Good full shield with bold P and very

weak A to left, weak cross due to light corrosion and uneven toning (also light scratches), still AVF overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1399. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th 1402. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved period), ex-Karon collection. S-P12; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.1 grams. Perfectly round, lustrous and high grade (XF), no toning but great strike, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection, with Ponterio auction lot-tag #18 and Artifacts Ltd. certificate from 1995. Estimate: $350-$500.

leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 27.4 grams. Extremely well-detailed (for the period) full shield, bold P-R, full but slightly doubled cross, lustrous XF, lightly cleaned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1400. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL (Ramos). 1403. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M/Q. SS-P13; KM-5.1; CT-159. 27.3 grams. Very choice specimen, richly old-

toned AXF, with all inner details full and bold plus much legend and full crown. Estimate: $350-$500.

P18; KM-10. 27.2 grams. Choice full shield with full king’s name

PHYLYPVS in legend, full but doubled cross, nice VF+. Estimate: $325-$475.

1401. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 27.1 grams. Lustrous AU with choice full shield and cross, particularly bold king’s name, lightly cleaned. Estimate: $175-$250.

1404. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, pre-date

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type. S-P18; KM-10; CT-123. 26.8 grams. Bold assayer, full shield and cross, AVF with light sediment on fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1405. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M. S-P18; 1409. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (early to KM-10; CT-123. 26.6 grams. Choice full cross, doubled shield, nice VF,

contrastingly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

mid-1620s). KM-19. 27.0 grams. Good full cross and shield for the era, AVF with some dark stains. Estimate: $150-$225.

1406. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, first date on Potosí cobs. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 27.3 grams. Very choice full shield and cross, with bold ANODE161 and king’s ordinal III in legend, XF with edge-split, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1410. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1628P, from the 1629 “Panama hoard.” S-P25; KM-19a. 26.7 grams. Bold bottom half of 628 of date, XF for wear but with weak areas, light orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

1407. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca. 1622), quadrants of cross transposed. S-P21a; KM-19. 27.0 grams. Bold P+T, full crown and some bold legend (king’s ordinal IIII visible), but centers flat due to planchet unevenness, AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $100-$150.

1408. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16ZIII (1623)T, quadrants of cross transposed, rare, from the 1629 “Panama hoard.” S-P22a; KM-19. 25.9 grams. Choice full cross with bold ZII of date, full P+T, doubled shield, crude shape but nice detail for era, AXF with orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

1411. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 162(8-9)P. S-P25; KM-19a. 26.5 grams. Huge flan with much legend, bold borders of dots, full assayer, toned XF with weak areas, green spots and edge-split. Estimate: $150$225.

1412. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (1628-9). KM-19a. 26.8 grams. Choice full shield, full but doubled cross, nicely

toned VF+. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1413. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 162(9)T, small dots, denomination 8, from the 1629 “Panama hoard.” S-P26; KM-19a. 26.8 grams. Finely detailed XF+ with choice full shield and cross (the latter doubled), orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225. 1414. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, small dots. S-P26; KM-19a. 27.0 grams. Choice AU+ with muted luster, bold full date, a year that usually comes nice but never in this exceptional grade. Estimate: $250-$375. 1415. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with crowned-O countermark on cross, rare as non-salvage. S-P35; KM-19b. 23.7 grams. Bold P-O, full 164 of date, choice full countermark right in the middle of the cross, deeply toned AVF with edge-crack. Estimate: $500-$750.

1416. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1650O, rare. S-P35; KM-R19b. 26.8 grams. Die-match with Lazaro #111 (even with the same doubling to the right of the shield, meaning that the doubling was IN THE DIE), but better than his example, with lovely toning all over, AXF, with small hole at edge below shield. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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1417. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, no countermark (rare). S-P36; KM-19b. 28.4 grams. Huge, overweight planchet with great full shield and cross but flat peripheries, bold P-E, edge-split, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $350-$500.

1418. Mixed lot of 7 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cobs of Philip III and IV: six 8R (assayers curved-leg R, T, P and not visible, some with partial dates; and one 2R. 160.8 grams total. Generally full crosses and shields, F-VF on average, no corrosion but lightly cleaned to look like Atocha coins. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1419. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.6 grams. Broad, round flan with choice full shield and cross, XF with central luster but legends more matte. Estimate: $125-$200. 1420. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca. 1629). KM-17a. 12.1 grams. Lustrous VF+ with bold full shield and cross. Estimate: $125-$200.

1421. Lot of 4 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III and IV, assayers R (curved-leg), M, T and not visible. 6.2 to 6.6 grams each. Good full crosses, F-VF on average, toned (some dark, one with rusty stains). Estimate: $200-$300.

1422. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer not visible (Rincón). S-P1; KM-3.2. 6.7 grams. Broad flan with very well-detailed (but slightly doubled) shield and cross, most of crown an king’s name in legend, flat to left where assayer should be (but confirmed by style of lion), otherwise XF. Estimate: $75-$110. 1423. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer M to right, rare. S-P2; KM-3.2. 6.4 grams. Choice full cross, bold denomination ii to left and weaker but full P-M to right of full shield, Fine with contrast. Estimate: $200-$300. 1424. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-3.2; CT-508. 6.6 grams. Big flan with bold but doubled full cross, clear assayer, crude VF+ with sediment on fields, spots of luster but mostly matte, edge-split. Estimate: $60-$90. 1425. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Ramos). S-P13; KM-3.2; CT-510. 6.4 grams. Choice bold legends and crown on a broad flan, full but weak centers, VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1426. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), probably from the Atocha (1622) but no certificate. S-P14; KM-3.2. 6.4 grams. Full shield and cross and P-B, typically silvery and lightly corroded (still Grade 1). Estimate: $60-$90.

1427. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617M, rare first date on Potosí cobs. S-P19; KM-8; CT-356. 6.5 grams. Broad flan with full date and PM, good full shield, plugged at edge at end of cross, AVF. Estimate: $150-$225. 1428. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)20T, rare. S-P21; KM-8. 6.7 grams. Bottom half of 20 of date visible, full P-T, nearly full but partially flat shield and cross, silvery VF with toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1433. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1650O, rare. S-P35; KM-14b; CT-889. 6.9 grams. Bold and well-detailed shield with assayer on both

sides, left half of cross with bold 165 and bottom of 0 of date, toned AXF with 2 flat areas near edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

1429. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2R, assayer T, dated 1629 and 1630 (rare). S-P26; KM-14a. 6.4 and 5.4 grams. Both with clear assayers and dates (the 1630 bold) and Fine with peripheral holes. Estimate: $250-$375.

1434. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to 1430. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1)637TR, very rare. S-P27; KM-14a. 5.5 grams. Full and bold 637 date, also nice full shield with

weak but certain TR to left, king’s ordinal IIII in legend, toned AVF, first specimen of this date we can confirm. Estimate: $250-$375. 1431. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (16)43TR, very rare. S-P29; KM-14a. 6.5 grams. Full 3 and bottom of 4 of date, bold full TR (large, with top-left extension so decidedly not FR), bold shield and cross, Fine with toning and green spots, first of this date we have ever seen. Estimate: $250-$375.

right, reverse die-match with known La Plata issues. S-P1; KM-2.2; CT-638. 3.1 grams. Very interesting coin for study, as the cross side is from the same die as the known La Plata issues (see lot 877 of our Treasure Auction #6) yet the shield side shows P-R (but clearly not R/ X and not a die-match for the known X issues anyway) to RIGHT, possibly further support to the theory that Rincón moved the P-R to the left in this denomination for the La Plata issues only, well-detailed but slightly crude AVF with particularly nice crown, crude square hole at edge. Estimate: $100-$200.

1435. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). 1432. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1646)V/TR, very rare. S-P32;

S-P12; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.4 grams. Finely detailed VF, unevenly (lightly)

KM-14a. 5.0 grams. Big flan with bold full V/TR assayer (only the

toned. Estimate: $40-$60.

second one we have ever seen), Fine with flat areas, probably low-grade silver (coppery toning all over). Estimate: $250-$375.

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1436. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1618T, with P-T to right, rare. S-P21; KM-7. 3.2 grams. Bold full shield with full P-T to right, full but doubled cross with bottom half of date showing the penultimate 1 right up next to the 8, AVF. Estimate: $175-$250. 1437. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1620(T), rare. S-P21; KM-7. 3.2 grams. Bold 62 of date and bottom of 0, bold shield and cross with darkly contrasting toning, Fine+ with hole at edge. Estimate: $175-$250. 1438. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1630), with small emerald in placed in hole. KM-12a. 3.1 grams. Toned, well-detailed Fine+ with bold denomination I, holed at bottom of shield that was plugged with a crude emerald. Estimate: $50-$75. 1439. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1)631(T), rare. S-P26; KM-12a; CT-1026. 3.3 grams. Bold 631 of date, with good full shield and cross, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $150-$225. 1440. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 164(1?), assayer not visible, 2R-sized shield, rare. KM-12a; CT-1035. 3.7 grams. Broad flan with shield to match, but cross-side die proves it is actually a 1R, with full 16 and left piece of 4 of date, crude Fine with much flatness. Estimate: $100-$150.

1441. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1646, assayer not visible, very rare. KM-12a; CT-1041. 3.2 grams. Oblong flan with full 46 of date, crude Fine+ with edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375. 1442. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (16)47, assayer not visible, very rare. KM-12a; CT-1042. 4.0 grams. Bold full 47 of date, Fine with contrasting dark sediment, crude hole at very edge. Estimate: $250-$375. 1443. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1)647, assayer not visible, very rare. KM-12a; CT-1042. 1.9 grams. Full and bold 47 of date, good full shield and cross, toned all over, Fine+ details but salvaged (which is why it is so underweight). Estimate: $150-$225. 1444. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1648Z, very rare. S-P34; KM-12a. 3.1 grams. Full 64 and most of 8 of date, possible over-assayer, bold Fine+ with contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375. 1445. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1649Z, very rare. S-P34; KM-12a; CT-1044. 3.7 grams. Full 9 of date and bold full P-Z (first specimen we have ever seen), choice details in full cross and nearly full shield, AXF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

1446. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real,

1448. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real,

165(1)O, rare. S-P35; KM-12b; CT-1047. 2.9 grams. Bold 65 of date and assayer O to left of crude shield, good cross, Fine+ with staining. Estimate: $70$100.

Philip II, P to left, assayer B (B/S/L) below monogram (2nd period). S-P6; KM-1.3; CT-724. 1.7 grams. Choice broad flan with full legends and perfect inner details, the assayer below the monogram apparently a contrived B made out of other letter punches, beautifully toned AXF with crude hole at edge. Estimate: $100-$200.

1449. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip III, assayer Q, 1447. Lot of 4 Potosí, Bolivia, small cobs (three 1R and a one with Q to left and the other with Q to right. S-P17; KM-6.1; CT“broken” 2R), Philip IV, assayers not visible. 2.7 to 3.9 grams each. The three 1R have decent crosses and shields, and the 2R is an interesting broken half (very odd, possibly broken intentionally to make a 1R), FVF on average. Estimate: $75-$110.

Type 165. 1.3 and 1.5 grams. Two different varieties of the same issue,

both well detailed, the scarce Q-right specimen Fine with particularly nice crown, the Q-left specimen AVF with broad flan (choice cross) but holed at very edge. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1450. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip III and IV, assayers not visible. 0.8 to 1.5 grams each. Generally good crosses and monograms, F-VF on average, a couple rusty and one salvaged but no holes. Estimate: $60-$90.

Pillars-and-waves

1451. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Type VIII), 1-PH-6 at top, Royal-like. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 26.2 grams. Nearly round and so well detailed that it approaches the ranks of Royal presentation issues, with choice full interiors and much bold legend, including full king’s name and ordinal and a very bold full 1652 date, VF+ with good contrast. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 1452. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 27.2 grams. Choice, high-grade details (XF+ with minor flat streak), particularly bold pillars and waves (cross slightly doubled), but best part is the 3 clear dates, including a full 1653 in the legend, also 3 mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $400-$600.

1453. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 25.5 grams. Nice full pillars-and-waves and crown, full but off-center cross, 3 dates and mintmarks, 2 assayers, nice VF. Estimate: $400-$600.

1454. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 27.3 grams. Good full cross and pillars with particularly bold waves, 3 dates, 2 assayers, uneven thickness with small edge-split, toned AXF. Estimate: $250-$375.

1455. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-447. 24.8 grams. Nice full pillars-and-waves with clear date in middle and full 1659 in legend, good full cross, flat peripheries, VF, possibly salvaged. Pedigreed to the Superior auction of May 31-June 1, 1999, with lot-tag #230. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1456. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-448. 1460. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-453. 27.0 grams. Full but doubled pillars-and-waves, full cross, 2 full crowns,

bold POTOSI in legend, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, AVF. Estimate: $400-$600.

26.0 grams. Very bold 4-digit date in legend, bold waves, choice full

crown above off-center cross, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $400-$600.

1457. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-450. 1461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-453. 27.1 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, cross full but mostly flat, 2½

dates, AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

27.1 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full legends (bold king’s ordinal

IIII and date), 2 crowns, full interiors, AVF with small edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

1458. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-450. 27.4 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross (both slightly

doubled), much legend, AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $200$300.

1462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-453. 27.3 grams. Nicely toned AVF but with much flatness, 2½ dates, 3 assayers, small parts of legend bold. Estimate: $350-$500.

1459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-451. 1463. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-454. 27.6 grams. Broad flan with full 1662 in legend and 2 interior dates as

26.7 grams. Three bold dates, good full cross, full but slightly doubled

well, full cross and pillars (slightly doubled), AVF. Estimate: $400$600.

pillars-and-waves, VF+ with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1464. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-454. 28.1 grams. Broad flan with nice pillars and crown, full but partially flat cross, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, VF with contrasting sediment on fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

1465. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1666E (“666” below cross). SP37a; KM-21; CT-455. 25.8 grams. Nice full cross and crown, full pillars-

and-waves, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, full king’s name, AVF. Estimate: $300-$450.

1468. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349. 26.5 grams. Great full cross, full pillars-and-waves, chunky but well-

detailed AVF with good contrast, 3 dates and 2 assayers, holed near edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

1469. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 25.1 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, full cross but much flatness, king’s name visible, Fine+. Estimate: $350-$500.

1466. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-346. 25.5 grams. Bold full cross, one full pillar, full waves, 3 full dates (bold

1470. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 24.2 grams. Choice, bold strike with full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2

1671 in legend), clear king’s name, VF with good contrast but some flat spots and edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

dates, 3 mintmarks, salvaged XF with edge-crack. With Spanish Colonial Coin Co. photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1467. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349. 27.6 grams. Big flan with nice full pillars-and-waves and crown, full but

1471. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352.

slightly doubled cross, 2 dates and assayers, 3 mintmarks, nicely toned VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

27.0 grams. Full cross, full but slightly doubled pillars, 2 dates and

assayers, Fine+ with much flatness. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1472. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 27.5 grams. Choice AXF with full cross and pillars (the latter slightly doubled), 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, peripheral flatness. Estimate: $250-$375. 1473. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-363. 24.7 grams. Nice full cross, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, salvaged VF with edge-crack. Estimate: $125-$200.

1474. Exceptional denomination set of 8-4-2-1-½ reales dated 1682V. S-P39. 27.8, 13.5, 7.1, 3.9 and 1.8 grams. The three higher denominations in this set are choice, with bold details and pleasing toning, the 1/2R with 2 dates and the 1R round and high grade (also with 2 dates), none in this set lower than VF, a very difficult set to put together but each coin could stand on its own if split up. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1475. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-366. 27.1 grams. All 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers visible on a nicely centered and nearly round flan with bold full pillars-and-waves, full but partially weak cross, nice VF with edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375. 1476. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-366. 27.1 grams. Broad flan with full pillars-and-waves, full but off-center cross, 3 mintmarks, 2 dates and assayers, toned Fine with peripheral hole. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1477. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1685VR, cut into heart shape. S-P40; KM-26; CT-368. 25.6 grams. If this were a genuine, mint-produced “heart,” it would be worth $25,000 or more; alas, this was cut down (probably in its own time), but the shape is accurate, and the coin itself shows 2 dates and mintmarks and assayers despite a lot of central flatness, deeply toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250. 1478. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1685VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-368. 26.6 grams. Three clear dates and assayers, full pillars-and-waves, full but partially flat cross, richly toned AVF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1479. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1686VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-369. 26.7 grams. Very broad flan with bold 1686 date in legend, full but weak pillars-and-waves, messy cross, toned Fine. Estimate: $150-$225. 1480. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-372. 27.1 grams. Superb detail in choice full cross and pillars-and-waves, much legend (bold king’s ordinal II), 2 dates and mintmarks and assayers, XF with lovely toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

1481. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-374. 26.8 grams. Full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2-1/2 dates, 3 mintmarks, AVF with contrasting fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

1482. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-377. 26.5 grams. Richly toned VF with 3 dates, bold king’s name and ordinal, slightly doubled but well detailed, with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $275-$400.

1483. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1693VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-379. 26.6 grams. Choice, bold XF with 2 super dates and nice full cross and pillars-and-waves, also nicely toned, but with crude old hole at very edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1484. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-380. 27.3 grams. Choice specimen with full cross and pillars-and-waves (the latter slightly doubled), full king’s name and ordinal, 3 dates, nice VF. With Spanish Colonial Coin Co. photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450. 1485. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-380. 26.3 grams. Full pillars, crudely doubled cross, salvaged AXF with edgesplit. Estimate: $150-$225.

1486. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1696VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-382. 26.8 grams. Good full cross and pillars, nicely toned Fine, 3 mintmarks, 2 dates and assayers, edge-splits and hole at edge. Estimate: $125-$200. 1487. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1698F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-387. 23.3 grams. Typically chunky, with full pillars, full crown above most of cross, toned, salvaged AVF with stress fractures. Estimate: $100-$150.

1488. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1710Y, rare. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-870. 24.2 grams. Curious shape, with nearly full cross and pillars despite typically crude strike, clear date, salvaged Fine. Estimate: $350-$500. 1489. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1715Y, scarce. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-875. 26.5 grams. Typically chunky and crude but VF+ for era, with good full pillars. Estimate: $300-$450.

1490. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1719Y, scarce. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-879. 26.8 grams. Full pillars and cross despite typical unevenness, toned Fine. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1491. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1726Y, Louis I, rare. S-P43b; KM-35; CT-25. 17.5 grams. Corroded from salvage but with choice full pillars (also good full cross) and LV(IS) of king’s name visible in the legend, also 2 dates and 3 assayers, nicely toned, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 14-15, 1994, with lot-tag #940. Estimate: $750-$1,100. 1492. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y, Louis I, rare. S-P43b; KM-35; CT-26. 26.7 grams. Exceptional in that king’s name and ordinal (LV)IS PR are visible, roundish flan, typically uneven thickness renders the centers weak but legends XF, 2 dates and assayers and mintmarks. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

1493. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1744q, rare. S-P50; KM-R31a; CT-845. 26.7 grams. Different dies from Lazaro #300 (rated at R4 [34 known]), typically very thick and boldly detailed, the pillars side perfect but the cross slightly doubled, richly old-toned VF. Estimate: $5,000$7,500.

1494. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-31a; CT-846. 26.9 grams. Typically chunky but with good full pillars and cross, XF for era, nicely toned. Estimate: $400-$600. 1495. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-360. 25.5 grams. Full cross with bold date and mintmark, full but weak pillars with second date and bold assayer, toned, salvaged VF (probably Luz [1752]). Estimate: $175$250. 1496. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-363. 27.0 grams. Choice specimen with full and bold cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks and assayers, deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $350-$500. 260


1497. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-364. 1501. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-952. 27.3 grams. Very high grade for era (near AU) and deeply toned, with

very bold full cross, full pillars, 2 dates, 3 assayers and mintmarks. Estimate: $350-$500.

26.8 grams. Chunky and a good bit flat as usual but with bold date and

assayer, toned AVF for era. Estimate: $150-$225.

1498. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375. 1502. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT27.0 grams. Bold pillars and cross, chunky AVF with flatness, lightly

955. 26.3 grams. Rectangular flan whose thickness is more even than

toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

usual, resulting in a very bold full cross, one bold pillar, nicely toned VF with two drilled holes near edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

1499. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-Y-V, with backwards N 1503. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-750. in ANO. S-P57; KM-45; CT-951. 26.9 grams. Two bold dates and 17 in legend, one full pillar and nearly full cross, -LVS of king’s name in legend, VF with good contrast. Estimate: $350-$500.

13.3 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks,

1500. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765V-Y, with zigzag test mark of El Salvador (1834-5) and Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839), rare. S-P57; KM-45; CT-952. 26.9 grams. Very interesting coin with bold countermark and test-mark on bold full cross side with clear date, full pillars with bold second date, toned AVF with small hole at very edge. Estimate: $275-$400.

1504. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-509.

VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

14.6 grams. Overweight flan with nice full cross and pillars-and-waves,

1½ dates, 2½ assayers, AVF. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1505. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-25; CT-515. 1509. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-620. 14.0 grams. Broad flan with irregular edge (as made), good full cross

and pillars, 2 dates and mintmarks, toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1506. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1676E, Royal-like. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-603. 4.3 grams. Exceptional strike (rare for this period) on a

6.8 grams. Oblong flan with full pillars, off-center cross, 2 dates, king’s ordinal II, richly toned VF+ with some flatness and stains. Estimate: $125-$200.

1510. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1693VR, Royal-like. S-P40;

very broad, roundish flan, perfect cross side but pillars doubled, 2 full crowns, 2 dates and mintmarks and assayers, richly toned AXF with crude hole at edge, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-24; CT-624. 6.4 grams. Broad-flan VF+ with super full cross, doubled but full and attractive pillars showing the date as “933,” overall 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers, toned fields, 2 peripheral flat areas (one with scratches and the other with tiny hole). Estimate: $175-$250.

1507. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1686VR, Royal-like. S-P40; KM-24; CT-617. 6.8 grams. Superb, roundish specimen with all inner

1511. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1704Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1326.

details full, all 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers, lightly rainbowtoned VF+, well centered and no doubling. Estimate: $350-$500.

with edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

5.9 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves, nicely toned Fine

1508. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-618. 1512. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1705Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1327. 5.7 grams. Broad but underweight flan with full cross and pillars-and-

waves, 3 dates and assayers and mintmarks, non-toned AVF. Estimate: $250-$375.

5.9 grams. Bold full pillars with prominent mintmark and date and

assayer, second date below off-center cross, crude edge (as made), Fine with patchy toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1513. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1715(Y), scarce. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1337. 6.0 grams. Bold date above waves, very crude off-center cross, net VG with uneven toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

1514. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, Louis I, scarce. S-P43b; KM-34; CT-39. 6.4 grams. Three dates, part of king’s name visible, bold waves and pillars, Fine with flat spots but nicely contrasting toning. Estimate: $150-$225. 1515. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-29a; CT-1364. 6.2 grams. Small, thick flan with full but off-center pillars and cross, VG. Estimate: $50-$75. 1516. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1743C. S-P49; KM-29a; CT-1371. 6.9 grams. Crude strike and flan as usual but with full cross and bold date, Fine. Estimate: $70-$100.

1517. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip V or Ferdinand VI, assayer q (ca. 1750), cut down to 1R size. 3.2 grams. Small and button-like but interesting as cut down in its own time (or slightly later), toned Fine. Estimate: $50-$100. 1518. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-43; CT-1361. 6.4 grams. Two dates, nearly full cross and pillars, Fine with good contrast. Estimate: $70-$100. 1519. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1766V-Y. S-P57; KM-43; CT-1365. 6.7 grams. Typically chunky, with nearly full cross and pillars, full date, Fine. Estimate: $70-$100.

1520. Antique bracelet made of 10 cob minors (2R [1], 1R [7] and 1/2R [2], one of the 1/2R from Lima). 31.7 grams, 7" long. A varied mix of small cobs, about half with visible dates, all worn and/or corroded but nicely toned, VG-F on average, still wearable with operable silver clasp and jump rings. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1521. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1652E) post-transitional, scarce 1528. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669E, no 6 in date (unique type with no center date. S-P37a; KM-13 for type. 3.6 grams. Crude (flat peripheries) but with full pillars and clearly lacking the center date, off-center cross, Fine. Estimate: $80-$120. 1522. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1058. 2.1 grams. Superb specimen with full and crisply detailed pillars-andwaves and cross, 3 dates and mintmarks, 2 assayers, attractively toned XF, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $125-$200.

1523. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1060. 3.4 grams. Full cross and pillars but worn (Fine) and stained. Estimate: $40-$60. 1524. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1064. 3.3 grams. Broad flan with full cross, full but off-center pillars-andwaves, VF with uneven brown toning (mostly dark). Estimate: $50$75.

error). S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 2.3 grams. Bold waves with very clear date above that shows a 9 alone, the cross side mostly flat (one good lion) but with enough legend to see that it’s Charles II (hence the date has to be 1669), crude VF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1529. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1681V, struck on a 1/2R planchet (thin). S-P39; KM-23; CT-719. 1.6 grams. Bold date and waves and cross and Y, at first looks cut down but then it would not be so thin, Fine with good contrast. Estimate: $80-$120.

1530. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-23; CT-726. 2.9 grams. Nice full cross and pillars, 2 bold dates, 3 assayers, nicely toned VF+ with edge-split. Estimate: $90-$135. 1531. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1688VR. S-P40; KM-23; CT-727. 3.2 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, beautifully toned AXF, with small, crude, square hole near edge. Estimate: $40-$60.

1525. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-703. 3.6 grams. Choice, broad-flan AVF with full king’s name, off-center full cross, great full pillars-and-waves, 3 dates and assayers, richly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1526. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Philip IV and Charles II, assayer E (1657, 1664 and 1669). 2.4 to 4.5 grams each. Similar coins in detail but diverse in weight and preservation, the lightest one salvaged and the heaviest one holed, all with clear dates and decent detail, Fine on average. Estimate: $100$150.

1532. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1704Y. S-P43a; KM-28; CT-1632. 3.0 grams. Full but off-center cross, one full pillar, clear date and bold Y, toned Fine. Estimate: $40$60. 1533. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1712Y, rare. S-P43a; KM-28; CT1640. 3.7 grams. Broad, squarish flan with good full cross, one full pillar, Fine with deeply toned fields. Estimate: $40-$60.

1527. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E (Charles II). S-P37b; KM23; CT-704. 2.8 grams. Choice full cross and pillars-and-waves, VF+ with nicely toned fields, one bold date and parts of the other two, bottoms of letters of king’s name visible. Estimate: $60-$90.

1534. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1716Y. S-P43a; KM-28; CT-1644. 3.4 grams. Good full pillars, off-center cross, Fine, mostly darkly toned.

Estimate: $40-$60.

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1540. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1770(V-Y). S-P57; KM-42; CT-1587. 3.1 grams. Curiously elongated shape with bold date, one good castle and one good lion, toned VF. Estimate: $35-$50.

1535. Mixed lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, silver cobs of the 1730s (1R 1730M, 1R 1736E, and 1/2R 1735). 2.9, 2.8 and 1.4 grams. Crude coins (VG-F) but with clear dates, mostly toned. Estimate: $30-$45. 1536. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1742C/P, scarce. S-P49; KM-28a; CTunl. (cf. 1677). 3.3 grams. Darkly toned AVF with full cross and pillars-andwaves, 2 assayers with clear C/P. Estimate: $40-$60.

1541. Mixed lot of 10 Potosí small cobs (four 1R and six 1/2R) of Charles III, partial dates on some. 1.1 to 3.3 grams each. All chunky and with generally decent crosses, F-VF on average, a few patinated but none salvaged or holed. Estimate: $100-$150.

1537. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Royal, 1747q, very rare. S-P50; KM-unl.; CT-unl. (Type 264). 2.8 grams. Typically round and fully detailed

in centers, Fine with toned fields, holed twice near edge. Estimate: $600-$900.

1542. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, various dates. 1.9 to 3.7 grams each. Mix of periods, most with decent pillars and cross, a couple

salvaged but none holed, VG-F on average. Estimate: $175-$250.

1543. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1657, cut down to heart shape. S-P37a; KM-B12; CT-1170. 1.3 grams. This is a tough one,

1538. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1751)q/E, unique error with pillars side struck from 2R die. S-P52; KM-37. 2.5 grams. Small and chunky (possibly a cut-down 2R with 1R-die cross) but interesting, About Fine with toned fields. Estimate: $80-$120. 1539. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1755q. S-P54; KM-37; CT-601. 2.7 grams. Crude strike (much flatness) and worn (VG) but with clear date and nicely toned. Estimate: $35-$50.

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because even though the weight is not bad and the shape is accurate, a close inspection of the cuts around the stem reveals that they are post-minting, so apparently someone (long ago, presumably) took an overweight, nearly heart-shaped coin with choice detail and cut it into what we see here (AVF with contrasting toning, holed twice). Estimate: $70-$100.

1544. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1682. S-P39; KM-22; CT-833. 2.3 grams. Roundish flan with bold full monogram and date, off-center cross with second date below, VF. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1545. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1725, Louis I, rare. S-P43b; KM-32; CT-61. 1.0 gram. Bold monogram with most of date below, crude and off-

center cross, About Fine with dark fields, tiny hole at very edge. Estimate: $75-$110. 1546. Lot of 11 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, various periods (Philip IV, Charles II, Philip V, Louis I, Ferdinand VI), dates not visible. 0.6 to 1.5 grams each. Good mix of periods with decent crosses and monograms but not dates, F-VF on average, none salvaged or holed but most with toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

OTHER SILVER COBS Dominican Republic

1547. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, lions and castles in proper quadrants, extremely rare. S-SD1; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 11.4 grams. First specimen of this rarity we have ever offered (and very few have shown up in any auctions), and actually a previously unreported combination of Estrella #8 (obverse with F to left and oIIII to right) and #2 (reverse with P to left, S to right and motto PLV in between), with bold legends and clear inner details despite light corrosion from salvage, contrastingly toned around details. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 1, 2000, with lot-tag #598. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1548. Lot of 3 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedis, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, with key (2M 1577) and/or anchor (Jamaica 1611-16) countermarks. S-SD1. 3.2, 3.2 and 3.1 grams. Typically dark and worn but all with mintmark S-P and assayer F visible and countermarks that make them more valuable: Key alone, Gothic legends; anchor alone, broad flan; and key and two anchors (rare), small and corroded flan. Estimate: $125-$200.

1549. Lot of 2 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedis, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, with key (2M revaluation 1577) and anchor (Jamaica, 1611-16) countermarks. S-SD1. 2.9 and 3.2 grams. Both with mintmark S-P and assayer F visible, one with full key countermark (worn and thin, with edge-crack, light color) and the other with faint anchor countermark (darker and better detailed, with curious tilted-4 denomination). Estimate: $70-$100.

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1550. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedis, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, with hoard pedigree. S-SD1. 1.9 grams. Clear mintmark S-P and denomination o-IIII, good centers, red-brown AVF with slightly ragged edges. With small Money Talks ad from 1975 touting the origin as a hoard of 424 coins unearthed in the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Cleo in 1964. Estimate: $35-$50. 1551. Santo Domingo, copper 4 maravedis, Charles-Joanna, assayer F. S-SD1. 2.8 grams. Bold mintmark S-P and assayer F, intact edges but with hairline split, nice AVF with flat spots, brown with orangish rainbow toning here and there. Estimate: $25-$40. 1552. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedis, Charles V, assayer F, mintmark S-D (not S-P), scarce “second series.” S-SD2. 3.0 grams. Broad, round flan with much legend, nice central detail set off by contrastingly light sediment, Fine with parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia 1553. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 reales, 1652R, Restrepo Plate Coin, very rare. S-B7; KM-6.3. 6.0 grams. Choice full shield and pillars with motto PL-VS-V and assayer-mintmark R-N-R, some bold legend

but particularly the full 1652 date (probably the clearest specimen known, which is why it is pictured in Restrepo), VF with contrasting toning, regrettably holed twice at top and bottom of shield. Plate Coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1554. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 reales, 1662, very rare. S-B7; KM-6.3. 6.8 grams. Choice, perfectly round specimen with full but slightly doubled inner details and much legend, best of all being the full 1662 date (also king’s ordinal IIII), which proves that this one-year variety is indeed a 1662 and not a 1652, which it emulates in style (for everything else after 1652 shows the date vertically outside the pillars instead), richly toned VF, a totally new piece to the market that should elicit excitement among Colombian numismatists. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1555. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1 real, RN-E to left (1620s), rare. S-C3; KM-A5. 3.2 grams. Very welldetailed full crown and shield, double-struck cross, crude edge (as made), VF+ with sediment on fields and slight scuff to right of crown. Estimate: $200-$300.

1556. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV or Charles II, scarce. 1.2 grams. Small and worn as usual, with nearly full monogram, one quadrant of cross, deeply toned VG. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Panama 1557. “Plata corriente” cut piece of a silver ingot, stamped for use in circulation, with two tax stamps of Charles I (Emperor Charles V), very rare. 93.4 grams. Crudely cut pieces like this one were used as money in the early to mid1500s in lieu of coins struck in South America (minting did not begin till 1568), but when the coins finally came along these “plata corriente” cuts were ordered to be melted, which is why they are so rare today. This one is a heftier chunk than usual, and in particularly rare for showing tax stamps on both sides, its thickness tapering from the 3/4" interior of the ingot to its thin edge. Circulated and found in Panama. Estimate: $600-$900.

1558. “Plata corriente” cut piece of a silver ingot, stamped for use in circulation, with one tax stamp of Charles I (Emperor Charles V), very rare. 30.0 grams. Crudely cut pieces like this one were used as money in the early to mid-1500s in lieu of coins struck in South America (minting did not begin till 1568), but when the coins finally came along these “plata corriente” cuts were ordered to be melted, which is why they are so rare today. This specimen passed for roughly the same as an 8R, and is a neat wedge tapering from the 1/2" thick interior to the edge, its tax stamp on one side barely visible. Circulated and found in Panama. Estimate: $250-$375.

1559. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, rare. 3.1 grams. Well-detailed XF host with Gothic legends, mintmark S near middle of reverse, tiny dots flanking the shield, but of course the valuable part is the deep, bold countermark at the top of the shield, which is believed to denote Panama (as that is where most specimens have been found), dark toning on reverse. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1560. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, rare. 3.2 grams. Darkly toned AXF with surface corrosion but good details, S to left of arrows, much legend, but of course the valuable part is the deep, bold countermark at the top of the shield, which is believed to denote Panama (as that is where most specimens have been found). Estimate: $400-$600.

1561. Silver “blob,” believed to have been made from 3 cob 8R melted in a fire in Panama in the 1500s. 77.8 grams. Highly irregular in shape but with rounded (and partially encrusted) surfaces indicating an uncontrolled melting, very curious and possibly historically important. Estimate: $60-$90. 1562. Panama, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer oX, extremely rare. S-AP1; KM-2; CT-646. 3.3 grams. Unlisted die combination (obverse is Proctor 3X, but reverse is unrecorded), and with lots of detail despite light corrosion and crude staining, showing the full AP mintmark to left and denomination-assayer I-oX to right of the shield, slightly doubled cross with distinctive tressure, no worse than AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1563. Lot of 16 miscellaneous copper coins circulated in Panama, 1500s-1600s. 63.0 grams total. Various denominations of Portuguese, Spanish and French copper coins from the early colonial period, all corroded and/or worn but with plenty of diagnostic detail for the advanced researcher (some could be rare). Estimate: $150-$225.

Guatemala 1564. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 175(?)J. S-G1a; KM-11. 12.9 grams. Good full shield and crown with full J to left, also full globes and crown

on the other side, last digit of date off the edge, with small void in planchet from natural bubble in metal, hole near edge, VG. Estimate: $100-$150. 1565. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1742J. S-G1; KM-2; CT-1745. 1.4 grams. One hundred percent complete date and assayer, no hole, VG with toned fields, scarce denomination. Estimate: $80-$120. 1566. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1749J. S-G1a; KM-80; CT-618. 1.5 grams. Full date and assayer, toned fields, no hole but old solder-mark on shield, AVG. Estimate: $60-$90.

Spain (for the New World) Ferdinand-Isabel 1567. Seville, Spain (for the New World), 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, dots and S’s flanking the crowned-F, extremely rare. CT-unl. 1.5 grams. Huge, thin flan with 100% full legends, nice inner details, VF with uneven toning and surface irregularity (mostly dark) that could be corrected with conservation, first specimen of this denomination struck only for use in the New World that we have ever offered, different variety from the single one listed in CT. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1568. Seville, Spain (for the New World), copper 4 maravedis, Ferdinand-Isabel, S and 4 dots to right and left of the crowned F, rare. CT-638. 6.6 grams. Broad flan with much of the Gothic legends visible, crisp inner details, chocolate brown color, lightly corroded but XF details, most common denomination of the coins struck only for use in the New World but still rare. Estimate: $200-$300.

1569. Seville, Spain (for the New World), copper 1 maravedi (dinero), Ferdinand-Isabel, S to right and left of the crowned F, very rare. CT-647. 1.0 gram. Broad, round, thin flan with full legends and inner elements, Fine details with light surface corrosion, brown color, first specimen of this denomination struck only for use in the New World that we have ever offered. Estimate: $150-$225. 269


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1570. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D to right of yoke. CT-211. 13.2 grams. Full inner details and crown, some legend, VF with somewhat purplish toning (mostly light) all over. Estimate: $150-$225. 1571. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D to right of arrows. CT-211. 13.5 grams. AVF with crude flat areas and patchy toning but mostly good details, edge rounded and grooved long ago. Estimate: $100-$150. 1572. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R to left of arrows, king’s name as FENANDVS (lacking the R) with backwards N’s. CT-Type 198. 6.5 grams. Typically well-detailed inner data and crown, much legend (including the unique error in the king’s name), XF+ with part of edge slightly crude. Estimate: $100-$150.

1573. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R below arrows. CT-Type 198. 6.3 grams. Very bold full shield and yoke-andarrows, attractively toned XF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1574. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer visible. CT-Type 198. 6.4 grams. Less round than usual, with bold full FERNANDVS in legend, nice shield and crown, partially pitted reverse (where assayer should be) but overall attractively toned and VF for wear, tiny edge-split. Estimate: $100-$150. 1575. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * below arrows. CT-266. 6.8 grams. Broad flan with some fine details and some flat spots, XF for actual wear, no toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1576. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * between yoke and arrows. CT-266. 6.9 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full legends (slightly doubled), nice full crown, full inner data, attractively toned VF+. Estimate: $100-$150. 1577. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D between yoke and arrows. CT-265. 6.8 grams. Bold AXF details all over, most of legends full and bold, perfect inner details, nicely toned. Estimate: $100-$150. 1578. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer bucket at end of legend, mintmark B below yoke and arrows. CT-290. 3.2 grams. Choice early specimen with full Gothic legends on a broad flan, full inner details and crown, richly toned XF. Estimate: $75-$110.

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1579. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer eagle’s head at end of legend, mintmark B below yoke and arrows. CT-289. 3.2 grams. Full Gothic legends on a broad flan, full inner details and crown, darkly toned VF with flat spot in center of shield. Estimate: $60-$90.

1580. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark Gothic G below yoke and arrows, assayer ermine flanking shield. CT-318. 3.2 grams. Crisply detailed XF+ with nearly full Gothic legends, choice full inner details and crown, lightly toned, with slight wrinkle in flan.

Estimate: $100-$150. 1581. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R to left of shield, mintmark G below yoke and arrows. CT-335. 3.4 grams. Brilliant UNC but very small flan (as made), with full inner details (the shield slightly doubled), most of crown, most of king’s name, no toning. Estimate: $75-$110.

1582. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R to left, mintmark G to right of shield. CT-331. 3.1 grams. Nice centers with XF details, mostly flat peripheries, lustrous but with small black spot in centers. Estimate: $70-$100. 1583. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer circlet to right and left of shield, mintmark Gothic G below yoke and arrows. CT-316. 3.3 grams. Choice early specimen with full Gothic legends on a broad flan, full inner details and crown, richly toned VF with hairline edgesplit. Estimate: $70-$100. 1584. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer circlet to right and left of shield, mintmark Gothic G below yoke and arrows. CT-316. 2.9 grams. Broad, thin, round flan with full Gothic legends (early issue), nice shield and crown, doubled yoke and arrows, silvery VF with rainbow toning. Estimate: $70-$100.

1585. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * to right and left of shield, mintmark S below yoke and arrows. CT-367. 3.3 grams. Choice early specimen with 100% full and crisp details all over (full Gothic legends), XF+ with gorgeous toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1586. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left of shield. CT-359. 3.4 grams. Bold details, including most of legends, enhanced by contrasting toning, VF, small edge-split. Estimate: $90-$135. 1587. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, mintmark S to left of arrows. CT-358. 3.3 grams. Worn (Fine) but well detailed and nicely toned, with full inner details and crown, some legend, planchet flaw (crack) in edge. Estimate: $70-$100.

1588. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, mintmark S to right of arrows. CT-358. 3.1 grams. Broad flan with full legends and crown, bold yoke and arrows, AVF with rusty sediment in crevices. Estimate: $60-$90. 1589. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer cruciform dots to left and mintmark T to right of shield. CT-411. 3.4 grams. Choice early specimen with full Gothic legends on a broad flan, full inner details and crown, deeply toned VF+. Estimate: $100-$150. 271


1590. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer cruciform dots to left and mintmark T to right of shield. CT-411. 3.3 grams. Choice early specimen with full Gothic legends on a broad flan, full inner details and crown, attractively toned XF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1591. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer M to right, mintmark T to left of shield. CT-412. 3.4 grams. Richly toned VF+ with choice full inner details and crown, most of legends (Latin). Estimate: $75-$110.

1592. Lot of 4 Spanish Ferdinand-Isabel minors (one 2R and three 1R), various mints. 14.7 grams total. All corroded, clipped or damaged, with various amounts of cleaning and/or toning, Fine or better for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

1593. Lot of 3 Spanish Ferdinand-Isabel minors (1R Seville; 1/2R Granada; 1/2R Toledo), all with original Christensen envelopes. 6.1 grams total. All darkly toned, the two 1/2R thin from salvage but the 1R nice, all AVF for actual wear. With 3 original Henry Christensen lot envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

1594. Granada, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark G

1598. Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * below

and assayer R below yoke. CT-450. 1.8 grams. Broad flan with much bold legend, nice inner details, toned VF+. Estimate: $80-$120. 1595. Granada, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer circlets above and mintmark G below yoke. CT-Type 241. 1.6 grams. Nice AXF detail with much bold legend (nearly full king’s name), attractive toning, holed at edge. Estimate: $70-$100.

mintmark S below yoke. CT-Type 244. 1.7 grams. Choice early issue with full Gothic legends, crisp inner detail, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $100-$150. 1599. Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * and mintmark S inside yoke. CT-Type 244. 1.6 grams. Bold central detail, some legends, silvery VF. Estimate: $80-$120.

1596. Segovia, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark aqueduct below dot and flanked by circlets below yoke, scarce. CT-Type 243. 1.6 grams. Very broad flan with full legends and inner

1600. Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * and

details, darkly toned VF+. Estimate: $150-$225. 1597. Segovia, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark aqueduct below circlet and flanked by circlets below yoke, scarce. CT-Type 243. 1.6 grams. Broad-flan AVF with much bold legend and inner details, light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

mintmark S inside yoke. CT-Type 244. 1.6 grams. Bold central detail but legends crude, VF with uneven toning. Estimate: $75-$110. 1601. Toledo, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer M above mintmark T below yoke. CT-494. 1.6 grams. Broad flan with bold details (parts of legend weak), attractively toned AVF. Estimate: $80$120.

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1602. Toledo, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer + above •T• below yoke. CT-493. 1.4 grams. Very broad flan with full legends and inner details, darkly toned AVF. Estimate: $80-$120. 1603. Seville, Spain, 1/4 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, very rare. CT-257. 0.7 gram. Lustrous, broad-flan AXF with much legend (Gothic style), full crowned-F, double-struck crowned-I, difficult type-coin and very popular as a 1/4R. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1604. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure. CT-235. 27.5 grams. Full cross and shield, much legend and crown, deeply toned AVF. With ICG tag stating its grade as VF-35. Estimate: $175-$250. 1605. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer M inside circle below mintmark T to left of shield, pre-dated type. CT-Type 177. 27.3 grams. Broad flan with good full cross and shield and crown, some legend, lightly toned VF with a few flat spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

1606. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1590 date to right of shield, assayer not visible. 27.5 grams. Choice full date and shield, nearly full crown, good full cross, thick flan, VF+ with some flatness. Estimate: $400-$600. 1607. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (161)2D/B, unlisted over-assayer. KM-54; CT-unl. (cf. 180). 27.3 grams. Richly toned VF with nice full shield and cross (peripheral flat spots), bold D/B, full but weak 2 of date, bold (O)MNIVM in legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

1608. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (16)34R. KM-80; CT-607. 24.2 grams. Choice full shield with full crown above, full cross with particularly nice lions and small date above, darkly toned and lightly corroded as from unspecified salvage (VF details). Estimate: $150-$225. 1609. Segovia, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1659/95, aqueduct mintmark to right of shield, assayer not visible, rare (unlisted overdate). KMunl. (cf. 75); CT-unl. (cf. 556). 27.0 grams. Bold full date with clear overdate, full mintmark, most of shield and cross but generally (and typically crude) with lots of unevenness, toned Fine with hairlines. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1610. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1660R, with Indonesian countermark on obverse, rare. KM-unl. (cf. 80); CT-623. 27.3 grams. Nice full shield with countermark and test-mark above, off-center cross with one nice lion and full date above, darkly toned AVF with flat spots, salvaged but no corrosion. Estimate: $300-$450.

1614. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-80. 26.5 grams. Very crude flan with much flatness (uneven thickness)

and oddly folded-over metal at edge overstruck with bold 16 of date, lightly toned AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $110-$185.

1611. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1662CA, very rare. KM-unl. (cf. 1615. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 101); CT-645. 27.1 grams. Very broad, crude flan with void and foldedover ribbon of metal at edge, full date and king’s ordinal IIII in legend, full inner details, darkly toned Fine+. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-80. 27.1 grams. Very crude and oddly shaped, with much flatness

and hammer marks but still nearly full shield and most of cross, nicely toned Fine+. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #3, with lot-tag #671. Estimate: $100-$150.

1612. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer CA (ca. 1660), rare. KM-101. 27.3 grams. Very thick flan with choice full shield and cross and crown, very clear mintmark and assayer, VF. Estimate: $200$300.

1616. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, huge flan. KM-176.2. 26.8 grams. Absolutely immense flan (almost 50 mm!) but very crude as usual, still with full shield and cross, lightly toned and AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

1613. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R. KM-80. 26.7 grams. Bold S-R, good full shield and cross, but silvery from

salvage (VF details) and with crude peripheries. Estimate: $110-$185.

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1617. Madrid or Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer 1620. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 not visible, “Maria” type (1686-99), assayer not visible. KM-206. 21.5 grams. Decent centers but otherwise typically crude and flat, deeply toned Fine. This brief issue resulted from a monetary reform in 1686 in which a new mainland Spanish standard of 21.9 grams per 8R was introduced at the Seville mint. The “Maria” moniker clearly refers to the central design of a cross-topped MA monogram, which probably stands for the Queen Mother, Maria Anna of Austria, who acted as regent for most of Charles’ reign. Estimate: $200-$300.

o’clock outside tressure. CT-390. 13.6 grams. Broad flan with bold legends, full but partially flat shield and crown and cross, toned VF with verdigris at top of obverse. Estimate: $90-$135.

1621. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below denomination and mintmark to left. 13.6 grams. Nice full shield and cross but peripheries flat, richly toned AVF with verdigris on part of edge. Estimate: $75-$110.

1622. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)89 date to right of shield, 1618. Lot of 3 miscellaneous Spain cobs: 8R Charles II(?) with assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure. 13.2 grams. Choice punchmark; 2R 1596; 2R Philip III assayer B (Seville mint). 27.1, 5.2 and 6.7 grams. Each one of these cobs has something to recommend it but also each one falls short of being special, F-VF on average, the 8R darkly toned (probably salvaged). Estimate: $150-$225.

full shield with bold date and denomination, good full cross with bold assayer, salvaged AXF with edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

1623. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1590/89 date to right, assayer 1619. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure. CT-390. 13.6 grams. Choice round flan with very nice full shield and crown, nice but slightly doubled cross, much legend, deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

Gothic D to left of shield, unlisted overdate. CT-unl. (cf. 397). 13.3 grams. Choice full shield with full mintmark-denomination-assayer to left, most of date to right, most of crown above, full but doubled cross, richly toned AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1628. Granada, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1593/0 date to left, assayer F 1624. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, horizontal (15)90 date to right to right of shield, unlisted overdate. CT-301. 11.9 grams. Full and of shield, assayer M inside circle to left, unique and unlisted. CTunl. 11.2 grams. Broad flan with full shield and crown and cross, lightly rainbow-toned AVF, bold date, about half of edge rounded long ago. Estimate: $500-$750.

bold cross and shield, the latter with full and bold date to left and assayer-denomination-mintmark to right, nice Fine+, most of edge rounded long ago. Estimate: $300-$450.

1625. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1591/0 date to right, assayer H 1629. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1593 date to right, assayer C to

to left of shield. CT-398. 13.6 grams. Bold full date with clear overdate, bold assayer, good full shield and cross, nice Fine+. Estimate: $250$375.

left of shield, rare. 13.8 grams. Choice full shield with full and crisp date on one side and mintmark-assayer-denomination on other, good full cross too but both sides with central flatness, otherwise nice VF. Pedigreed to the Heritage auction of May 1996, lot 6128. Estimate: $300$450.

1626. Segovia, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)92 date to right, assayer I to left of shield, rare. CT-359. 13.1 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full date and mintmark (aqueduct) to right, nearly full crown, lightly toned VF with trace of corrosion, interesting as showing the same type of lions used at early PotosĂ­. Estimate: $300-$450.

1630. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1595 date to right, assayer B to left. CT-403. 13.7 grams. Choice full cross and shield, with clear date and assayer, VF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1627. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1592 date to right, assayer B to left of shield. CT-401. 13.7 grams. Choice full shield with full date to right, bold S and denomination to left, bold full cross, lightly toned AXF with parts of edge slightly crude. Estimate: $250-$375.

1631. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1595 date to right, assayer not visible. CT-403. 13.3 grams. Nice full shield with bold date on one side (flat on the other), good full cross, nicely toned AVF, unevenly thick. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1632. Valladolid, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)95/5 date to left of shield, assayer (oD) not visible, rare. CT-451. 13.5 grams. Crude strike but with full shield and full 95 (with the 5 punched over a much higher 5, possibly mistaken for a 2 in Calicó) above mintmark to left, full cross, Fine+ with good toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1633. Valladolid, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)95 date to left of shield, assayer (oD) not visible, denomination IIII, rare. CT-452. 13.7 grams. Lustrous XF+, with nice full shield and cross, but peripheries somewhat flat, the mintmark to left and denomination to right quite clear. Estimate: $300-$400.

1634. Segovia, Spain, cob 4 reales, (15)96 date to right, assayer FE (backwards F) monogram to left, very rare. CT-364. 13.5 grams. Thick, round flan with full shield with clear date to right and assayer above aqueduct mintmark to left, full but crude cross, darkly toned Fine+ with some orange sediment. Estimate: $500-$750.

1636. Valladolid, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1600, assayer oD to left, rare. KM-36.4; CT-310. 13.4 grams. Broad flan with much legend (including date and OMNIVM) and full inner details, darkly toned VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

1637. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1602(B). KM-unl. (cf. 36.2); CT263. 13.6 grams. Crude but with full date, bold cross, nearly full shield, Fine with uneven toning, orange sediment and natural pit on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1638. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, (16)02(B). KM-unl. (cf. 36.2); CT263. 13.5 grams. Clear 02 of date above full cross, good full shield with bold mintmark to left, silvery VF with flat peripheries. Estimate: $150$225.

1639. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1611B. KM-36.2; CT-267. 13.8 grams. Full shield and cross, the latter with clear date above and the 1635. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1596 date to right, assayer B to left. CT-404. 13.7 grams. Big, somewhat oblong flan with bold full shield and cross, king’s ordinal II, lightly toned VF. Estimate: $250$375.

former with bold assayer that looks more like R than B, grainy Fine, no toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1640. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1611C. KM-36.3; CT-292. 13.2 grams. Choice bold strike all over, with full shield and cross, king’s ordinal III just outside oT-C, crude but full date, VF+. Estimate: $300-$450. 1641. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1615V. KM-36.2; CT-281. 13.8 grams. Full 4-digit date at about 10-11 o’clock, bold S-V and king’s ordinal III, full but partially weak shield and cross, AXF with edge-split. Estimate: $225-$350. 1642. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, 1615, assayer not visible. 12.4 grams. Bold date at 1-2 o’clock, full but partially weak shield and cross, silvery AVF. Estimate: $110-$175.

1643. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1617V, dots between digits of date. KM-36.3; CT-302. 13.7 grams. Very bold full shield, full but off-center cross with full date at 10-11 o’clock, VF. Estimate: $250-$375. 1644. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer D (1611-18), error with sideways castles in quadrants of cross. KM-36.2; CT-Type 91. 13.4 grams. Nicely toned Fine+ with flat areas, bold king’s ordinal, first 1 of date at 9 o’clock, curious error. Estimate: $125-$200. 1645. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, (16)18, assayer not visible. 13.7 grams. Bold date, good full cross and nearly full shield (both well centered), VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1646. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1619P. KM-36.3; CT-305. 13.5 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross, the former with bold oTP to left and denomination IIII to right, the latter with full date in legend, Fine+ with contrasting toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 1647. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1622P. KM-132.6; CT-818. 13.1 grams. Full shield and cross, most of crown, king’s ordinal IIII and clear 22 of date, salvaged VF. Estimate: $125-$200. 1648. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1626(?)P. KM-132.6; CT-821. 13.1 grams. Very attractively toned VF+ with choice full shield and crown and cross (slightly doubled), bold oT-P and king’s ordinal IIII, bold 162 of date but last digit a guess. Estimate: $125-$200.

1649. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1627R. KM132.5; CT-803. 13.6 grams. Bold full date and

mintmark, full shield and cross and most of crown, crude edge (as made), lightly toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300. 1650. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1627P. KM132.6; CT-822. 13.0 grams. Full but doubled shield and cross, full crown, full 27 of date at about 11 o’clock, partially toned Fine+ with flat areas. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1651. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1631R. KM-132.5; CT-806. 11.7 grams. Very bold full date, crude (flat) interiors, dark and lightly corroded from salvage (Fine details). Estimate: $175-$250. 1652. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, 1640, assayer not visible. 13.1 grams. Very bold full date, off-center cross, nearly full shield, nicely toned Fine+ but missing important peripheral data for attribution. Estimate: $200-$300. 1653. Madrid(?), Spain, cob 4 reales, 1642, assayer not visible. KM-132.3; CT-670. 13.7 grams. Very thick and chunky flan with bold date, nearly full shield and cross, Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

1654. Madrid, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, error with castles and lions at odd angles. KM-132.3. 12.9 grams. Most of shield and crown bold, with full king’s ordinal IIII in legend, half of cross (off-center) with castle sideways relative to lion, AVF with flat peripheries but contrasting toning. Estimate: $150-$225. 1655. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Charles II, “Maria” type (1689-92), assayer M, with chopmarks (very rare). KM-213. 10.5 grams. Full monogram, most of shield, but typically very crude (lacking peripheral detail), first specimen we have ever seen of this type with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient, lower weight standard per the type (which is why it should not have circulated in the Orient), toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300. 1656. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer oF. CT-462. 6.6 grams. Choice bold strike with excellent full shield and cross, nearly full crown, most of king’s name, bold mintmark and assayer and denomination, richly toned AXF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1657. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer oF to right of shield. CT-462. 6.5 grams. Choice full crown and shield, with bold mintmark to left, decent full cross, toned AVF. Estimate: $90-$135. 1658. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure. CT-535. 6.7 grams. Round flan with choice even strike all over, off-center reverse but otherwise perfect, XF. Estimate: $150-$225. 1659. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield, rare first date and popular year of the Spanish Armada. CT-539. 6.8 grams. Full and well-detailed shield with bold full date and assayer, nearly full crown, good full cross, VF with contrasting sediment. Estimate: $350-$500. 1660. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, (15)89 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield. CT-540. 6.6 grams. Nice full shield and cross, VF with good contrasting toning. Estimate: $80-$120. 1661. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, (15)90/89 date to right, assayer circled-M below oT mintmark to left of shield. CTunl. (cf. 541). 6.8 grams. Bold full details everywhere except the legends, VF+ with some spotty toning, interesting as the cross is nearly identical to early Potosí (probably same engraver). Estimate: $125-$200.

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1662. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1590 date to right, assayer H to left of shield. CT-542. 6.8 grams. Nicely toned VF with full date and shield, full but partially weak cross. Estimate: $125-$200. 1663. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1591 date to left, assayer oF to right of shield. CT-464. 6.6 grams. Choice specimen on a broad flan with all inner details bold and full, richly toned XF. Estimate: $300-$450. 1664. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1593 date to right, assayer B to left of shield. CT-546. 6.8 grams. Full shield and cross, full S-II-B to left, deeply toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1665. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1593 date to right, assayer C to left of shield. CT-570. 6.8 grams. Good full shield with bold full date to right and full oT-C-ii to left, full but slightly off-center cross, VF with small voids in edge (as made). Estimate: $175-$250. 1666. Segovia, Spain, cob 2 reales, (15)95 date to right, assayer I to left of shield. CT-522. 6.3 grams. Bold date, full shield and cross, deeply toned VF with orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300. 1667. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1595 date to right, assayer C to left of shield, ring around obverse. CT-472. 7.0 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full date, silvery VF+ with small edge-split. Estimate: $175-$250.

1668. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, 1597 date to left, assayer C to right of shield. CT-304. 6.9 grams. Bold full date, nearly full and well-detailed shield and crown and cross, AVF with attractive toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 1669. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, 1597 date above cross, assayer M above mintmark G to right of shield. 6.6 grams. Very broad flan with much legend (including full date), choice full cross and shield and crown, richly toned VF+ with edge-splits. Estimate: $200$300. 1670. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II or III, assayer M above mintmark G to right. 6.4 grams. Bold M-G, most of shield and crown, good full cross, deeply toned SVF. Estimate: $80-$120.

1671. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II or III, assayer M below mintmark G to right. 6.7 grams. Bold GM, good full cross, most of shield, darkly toned Fine. Estimate: $70-$100. 1672. Segovia, Spain, cob 2 reales, (159)9/8, assayer tree, very rare (unlisted date). CT-unl. 6.7 grams. Good full cross with clear 9/8 at top, full shield with II and full king’s name in legend to right, tree assayer above aqueduct mintmark to left, richly rainbow-toned Fine+. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1673. Valladolid, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer oD (1599). CT-418. 6.6 grams. Somewhat crude (uneven flan with flat spots) but full shield and cross, full oD assayer, lightly toned Fine+. Estimate: $125-$200. 1674. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1602M. KM-17.3; CT-320. 5.5 grams. Bold full date and mintmark, full shield, off-center cross, darkly toned About Fine, shaved around edge long ago. Estimate: $150-$225. 1675. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1603B, rare. KM-17.6; CT-379. 6.9 grams. Choice details, interesting shape, with nice full shield and cross, bold S-B and denomination, clear date, XF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1676. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1603C. KM-17.7; CT-404. 6.7 grams. Broad flan with full but crude shield and cross and date, OMNIVM in legend, toned Fine. Estimate: $100-$150. 1677. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1605(M). KM-17.3; CT-325. 6.8 grams. Full date at 1-2 o’clock, nearly full cross, bold denomination to left of nearly full shield, sharply cut edges with small crack, toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1678. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1605(C), rare (unlisted in KM). KM-unl. (cf. 17.7); CT-406. 6.6 grams. Clear but tiny date outside of doubled cross, full but off-center shield, full crown, Fine+ with uneven toning. Estimate: $100-$150. 1679. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1606(B), rare (unlisted). KM-unl. (cf. 17.6); CT-unl. (Type 122). 6.7 grams. Clear date, nearly full cross (nice), off-center shield, VF+ with nice toning but crude edge (as made). Estimate: $150-$225. 1680. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1607B. KM-17.6; CT-382. 6.7 grams. Odd shape, with full date and cross-and-tressure, full but off-center shield with bold S, toned AVF. Estimate: $175-$250. 1681. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1620P. KM-17.7; CT-417. 6.4 grams. Very bold date, full but doubled cross, good full shield, thick, round flan, AVF. Estimate: $175-$250. 1682. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 2 reales, 1624, assayer not visible. 6.6 grams. Very full and bold date, full cross, finely detailed full shield and crown, crudely toned AVF. Estimate: $150-$225. 1683. Madrid, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1629/8BI, rare (unlisted overdate). KM-unl. (cf. 131.2); CT-unl. (cf. 845). 6.9 grams. Oblong flan with very full and bold date and clear overdate, full shield with bold assayer and denomination, toned Fine+ with loop soldered onto edge at top of reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1684. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 2 reales, 1664, assayer not visible. 6.8 grams. Very thick and crude coin with the clear date being its only diagnostic feature, toned VG overall. Estimate: $150-$225. 1685. Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, (16)86M, “Maria” type, rare. KM-205; CT-651. 5.4 grams. Bold assayer to right of off-center shield, bold (CA)ROLVS in legend, nearly full monogram with date in legend below, crude edge, lower weight standard per the type, toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

1691. Seville, Spain, cob 1 real, 1590 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield. CT-670. 3.4 grams. Bold full date, nice and full but double-struck shield, good but incomplete cross, AXF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $125-$200. 1692. Granada, Spain, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer oF to right, mintmark oGo to left of shield. CT-619. 3.2 grams. Choice full cross and shield and crown, bold assayer, AXF. Estimate: $100-$150.

1686. Madrid or Seville, Spain, cob 2 reales, Charles II, assayer 1693. Toledo, Spain, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer circled-M below M (vertical), “Maria” type. KM-205. 5.1 grams. Very bold assayer inside of king’s name CAROL(VS) in legend, bold full monogram but date off flan, nicely toned Fine with lots of flatness, lower weight standard (per the type). Estimate: $110-$175. 1687. Spain (uncertain mint), cob 2 reales, 1704, assayer not visible. 6.7 grams. Bold date, nearly full but doubled cross and crown, off-center shield, crude AVF. Estimate: $110-$175.

1688. Seville, Spain, cob 1 real, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield, rare first date on cobs and popular year of the Spanish Armada. CT-668. 3.2 grams. Broad, thin flan with full shield and cross, bold S-I-D and date, AXF, mostly toned. Estimate: $175$250. 1689. Seville, Spain, cob 1 real, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield, error denomination II, rare first date on cobs and popular year of the Spanish Armada. CT-668. 3.3 grams. Full cross and shield with bold date and S-II-D, Fine+ with no contrast, old scratches on cross. Estimate: $90-$135.

mintmark oT to left of shield. 3.2 grams. Good full shield, bold mintmark and denomination, full but partially flat cross, Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $60-$90. 1694. Valladolid, Spain, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer oD above mintmark waves to left of shield, rare. CT-Type 421. 3.2 grams. Choice full shield with assayer-mintmark and bold OMNIV(M) in legend, nice full cross, toned AXF. Estimate: $110-$175.

1695. Seville, Spain, cob 1 real, 1627, assayer not visible. KM130.3; CT-1090. 3.3 grams. Full 7 and most of 2 of date above full but partially flat cross, off-center shield and crown, nicely toned AVF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1696. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of monogram, rare first date on cobs and popular year of the Spanish Armada. CT-638. 1.5 grams. Broad flan with full cross, crown and shield, bold full date, richly old-toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

1690. Seville, Spain, cob 1 real, 1589 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of shield. CT-669. 3.4 grams. Choice full cross and shield, both incredibly well detailed, bold S-I-D, nearly full crown, XF with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $80-$120.

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1697. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D to left of monogram, rare first date on cobs and popular year of the Spanish Armada. CT-638. 1.6 grams. Bold mintmark-assayer, most of monogram and crown and cross but otherwise flat, VF+ for actual wear. Estimate: $100-$150.


1698. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, 1590/89 date to right, assayer B over Gothic D to left, unlisted for this assayer and presumably unique. CT-unl. (cf. 641). 1.6 grams. Bold over-assayer, full monogram and cross, crude Fine (much flatness). Estimate: $70-$100. 1699. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Gothic D to right of monogram. CT-736. 1.6 grams. Very broad flan with choice details (full crown and monogram and cross) and nearly full legends, richly toned AXF. Estimate: $175-$250. 1700. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Gothic D to right of monogram. CT-736. 1.5 grams. Perfectly round, with full cross and crown and monogram, with king’s name in reverse legend (unlisted variety), richly toned Fine+. Estimate: $75-$110. 1701. Madrid, Spain, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, mintmark MD and assayer A (missing crossbar) below monogram, Mexican-style cross. CT-Type 256. 1.5 grams. Very interesting little coin with clear mintmark and assayer below full monogram, full cross with fleur-tipped ends, toned, salvaged Fine. Estimate: $60-$90.

1702. Spain (mint uncertain), copper cob 4 maravedis, Philip III, with multiple countermarks from Philip IV including: XII, 8, IIII, king’s monogram and date 1641. 5.2 grams Big, broad flan with more countermark detail than undercoin (as usual), Fine with dark fields, light clip in edge. With original Henry Christensen lot envelope. Estimate: $35-$50.

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ANCIENT COINS Ancient Greece Acarnania 1703. Leukas, Acarnania, silver stater “pegasus,” 330-250 BC. BMC 118 ff, SNG Cop 357. 8.3 grams. Helmeted Athena on obverse and pegasus on reverse with lamba below, both full and well detailed, AVF. Estimate: $300-$450.

Aegina 1704. Aegina, silver hemidrachm “turtle,” 510-490 BC. 1.5 grams. Full sea turtle (all 4 flippers visible), darkly toned AVF, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

Bruttium 1705. Kroton, Bruttium, silver stater “tripod,” 480-430 BC. Sear 257, cf. SNG Cop-266. 8.1 grams. Tripod altar with stork at left, nice XF. Estimate: $400-$600.

Calabria

1706. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse 1709. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse

galloping left), 302-281 BC. Vlasto 687. 7.7 grams. Nude horseman carrying small round shield on obverse; reverse with Taras astride dolphin going left and holding wreath, choice XF. With ANAAB photocertificate #AB6621. Estimate: $400-$600. 1707. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse galloping left), 302-281 BC. Vlasto 687. 7.7 grams. Nude horseman carrying small round shield on obverse; reverse with Taras astride dolphin going left and holding wreath, choice XF. With ANAAB photocertificate #AB6624. Estimate: $400-$600. 1708. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse standing, facing right), 281-272 BC. Vlasto 673, SNG ANS 1051-1054. 7.8 grams. Nude youth placing wreath on horse's head on obverse; reverse with nude Taras holding bunch of grapes and riding a dolphin going to the left; all well centered on a nice planchet, choice XF details with tiny nick in edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

facing left), 272-235 BC. Sear 374v, Vlasto 836, SNG Cop 916. 6.7 grams. Nude youth placing wreath on horse's head facing right on obverse; reverse showing Taras with trident on a dolphin going left, small owl behind him, choice XF+. With ANAAB photo-certificate #AB6623. Estimate: $450-$675. 1710. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse facing left), 272-235 BC. Sear 374v, Vlasto 836, SNG Cop 916. 6.7 grams. Nude youth placing wreath on horse's head facing right on obverse; reverse showing Taras with trident on a dolphin going left, small owl behind him, nice XF, slightly off-center. Estimate: $350$500. 1711. Taras, Calabria, silver didrachm “boy on dolphin” (horse facing left), 272-235 BC. Sear 374v, Vlasto 836, SNG Cop 916. 6.5 grams. Nude youth placing wreath on horse's head facing right on obverse; reverse showing Taras with trident on a dolphin going left as well, small owl behind him, VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Kingdom of Macedon

Celtic

1715.

Kingdom of Macedon, silver tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC. 16.2 grams. Obverse showing head of Heracles in lion skin, reverse with seated Zeus with eagle in hand above N, nice VF+, well centered. Estimate: $350-$500.

1712. Danubian region, silver imitation of an Ancient Greek drachm of Alexander the Great, ca. 300-200 BC. 3.3 grams. Helmeted Heracles on obverse, Zeus on throne on reverse, Fine. Estimate: $60-$90.

Egypt 1716.

1713. Ancient Egypt, bronze AE38, Ptolemy IV (221-205 BC),

Kingdom of Macedon, silver tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC. 17.2 grams. Obverse showing head of Heracles in lion skin, reverse with seated Zeus with eagle in hand above torch, nice AXF, well centered. Estimate: $400$600.

1717.

Alexandria mint. 51.2 grams. Head of Zeus on obverse, eagle with outstretched wing and legend on reverse, AVF with even, dark-brown color, well-centered design. Estimate: $100-$150.

Kingdom of Macedon, silver tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC. 17.1 grams. Obverse showing head of Heracles in lion skin, reverse with seated Zeus with eagle in hand above (??)o, VF, the head slightly off-center. Estimate: $200-$300.

Ionia

1714. Ephesus, Ionia, bronze AE14, 387-295 BC. SNG Cop 247. 2.1 grams. Obverse showing bee with straight wings, E-ÂŚ to either side;

reverse with stag kneeling left; dark-toned VF, slightly off-center obverse but choice for the type. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1718. Kingdom of Macedon, Sardes mint, silver drachm, Philip III, 322-319/8 BC. 4.2 grams. Name and type of Alexander III (the Great), with head of Heracles in lion skin on obverse, reverse with seated Zeus with eagle in hand above TI and 8-pointed flower, wellcentered AXF. Estimate: $100-$150. 1719. Kingdom of Macedon, Sardes mint, silver drachm, Philip III, 323-319 BC. 4.3 grams. Name and type of Alexander III (the Great), with head of Heracles in lion skin on obverse, reverse with seated Zeus with eagle in hand above torch, A below throne, wellcentered VF+. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1720. Kingdom of Parthia, silver drachm, Orodes I (90-77 BC). 3.8 grams. Bearded king left on obverse, reverse with archer on throne and Greek legend, slightly off-center Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Lydia

Sabaeans (Arabia)

1721. Lydia, Asia Minor, silver half stater (siglos), Kroisos, ca. 561-546 BC. Sear 3420, SNG Cop 456. 5.1 grams. Roaring lion and bull facing each other on obverse, typically fat planchet, slightly off-center design, AVF, popular as the effectively the first silver coins ever minted in the world. Estimate: $275-$400.

Phoenicia

1725. Sabaeans (Arabia, Yemen region), silver drachm “owl,” 3rd-2nd century BC. Sear 6112, Munro-Hay 113. 5.2 grams. Imitative of the popular Athenian “owl,” with head of Athena facing right with Sabaean N on cheek on obverse, reverse with owl, small-flan XF, the owl well centered but the head less so. Estimate: $200-$300.

Seleukid kings

1722. Sidon, Phoenicia, silver 1/3 stater, 350-332 BC. 2.8 grams. Poseidon right on obverse, reverse with galley above waves and below Phoenician letters, nice oval flan with full bust, slightly off-center reverse, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225. 1726. Seleukid kings, silver tetradrachm, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 174-164 BC. 17.0 grams. Bust of ruler right on obverse, reverse with seated Apollo facing left with Greek legend, huge flan, choice XF. Estimate: $400-$600.

1723. Byblos, Phoenicia, silver dishekel, Ainel, ca. 333 BC. Sear 6013, SNG Cop 132, BMC 4-5. 13.2 grams. Galley containing 3 soldiers

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with round shields above hippocampus on one side, bull being attacked by lion on other side, choice details, VF/XF. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1724. Tyre, Phoenicia, tetradrachm “shekel of Tyre,” dated year 12 (115-4 BC), fine style (early type). 14.0 grams. Bust of Melkart right on obverse, reverse with standing eagle left with lettering, nicely toned and well-struck XF, fairly well centered. Housed in a custom Capital Plastic holder imprinted with coin information. Estimate: $800$1,200.

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Sicily

1727. Akragas, Sicily, silver tetradrachm “crab,” 470-420 BC. 17.0 grams. Standing sea-eagle left with lettering on obverse, reverse with crab, both elements very well detailed and bold, choice VF+, almost centered, beautiful specimen. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1728. Leontinoi, silver tetradrachm “lion head,” 466-425 BC. SNG ANS 222, Boehringer 41. 17.0 grams. Head of Apollo right on obverse, reverse with roaring lion head facing right with barley grains and lettering, choice, well-centered XF with light toning. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Syracuse 1729. Syracuse, Sicily, Gelon, silver tetradrachm, 480-475 BC. 17.1 grams. Charioteer driving quadriga right with Nike flying overhead on obverse, reverse with head of Arethusa (Artemis) right and 4 dolphins and lettering, choice AXF, well centered and nicely struck. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1730. Syracuse, Sicily, Hiketas, bronze AE24, 287278 BC. 11.0 grams. Bust of Persephone right on obverse, reverse with charioteer driving biga right, choice, dark-brown AXF with well-centered details, nice strike, small crack in edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

Tarsos 1731. Tarsos (Satrap of Cilicia), silver stater, Mazaios, 361-334 BC. SNG Cop 311v, BMC 49v. 10.8 grams. Mint State specimen with seated Baaltars holding eagle, grapes and grain left with lettering on obverse, reverse with lion attacking bull, lustrous and well struck, fairly well centered. Estimate: $600-$900. 1732. NO LOT.

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Thrace

1733. Koson, Thrace, gold stater, ca. 43 BC, choice. 8.6 grams. Eagle standing left with wreath in talons on obverse, reverse with standing consul and 2 lictors left, Mint State with traces of luster, nicely struck, fairly well centered. Estimate: $800-$1,200. 1734. Thrace, silver hemidrachm, Cherroneos, ca. 400-350 BC. 2.5 grams. Lion right but looking backward on obverse, reverse with 2 dots in quadripartite incuse, choice strike, XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

Thracian Islands 1735. Thasos, Thracian Islands, silver stater, ca. 525-463 BC. SNG Cop 1010-1012. 8.1 grams. Satyr raping nymph right on obverse, reverse with quadripartite incuse square, nicely toned AVF. With ICG VF-25 tag. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ancient Roman Roman Empire

Roman Republic

1736. Roman Republic, silver denarius “elephant,” Julius Caesar, 1738. Roman Empire, denarius, Tiberius (14-37 AD) “tribute

49-48 BC. Cr-443/1, Syd-1006, BMC-RR (Gaul) 27. 3.6 grams. Elephant trampling serpent right above CAESAR in exergue on obverse, reverse with simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest’s hat, choice AXF, beautifully toned and well struck, also choice as well centered (unusual for this issue). Estimate: $700-$1,000. 1737. Roman Republic, silver portrait denarius, Julius Caesar, 44 BC, very rare error with obverse double-struck about 60% offcenter. Sear 105. 4.2 grams. Bust of Julius Caesar right on obverse with CAESAR DIC PERPETVO, reverse with Venus holding scepter, VF with some weak areas but very eye-catching error. Estimate: $350-$500.

penny,” struck in Rome. 3.7 grams. Bust of Caesar right on obverse, reverse with seated Livia (as Pax) right holding olive-branch and scepter, popular as the coin to which Jesus referred in Mark 12:17 “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and to God that which is God’s,” this specimen richly toned, well-struck AVF with old scratches on reverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Severus Alexander), 225-235 AD, rare. 20.3 grams. Bust of Orbiana right on obverse, reverse with seated Concord holding patera and double cornucopiae, nice Fine+, chocolate brown color. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1740. Lot of 3 Liberation of London medals in gold, silver and bronze, all official 20th-century French replicas of a Constantius I (as Caesar) medal from the 1922 Arras Hoard. 57.2, 25.9 and 22.7 grams. In 1922 an amazing hoard of Roman medals, coins and jewelry was found at Beaurains, near Arras, France, among which was this famous large, gold medal depicting Constantius on obverse and reverse with the conqueror above a galley approaching the London city gates (where there is a kneeling citizen). The original went to the French national collection, but the French coin dealer Bourgey was given the rights to make cast replicas of it. The silver and bronze replicas are common, as is also an 18.3gram gold-plated version, but the solid-gold specimen in this set is rare and in any case represents 2 oz of gold! With Askew book The Coinage of Roman Britain (1980 Seaby edition, missing many pages), in which this medal and the hoard are described. Estimate: $2,000-$5,000.

Byzantine Empire

1741. Byzantine Empire, gold solidus, Justin II (565-578 AD), Alexandria mint. 4.5 grams. Helmeted, facing bust on obverse, reverse with Constantinopolis on throne holding scepter and globe, lustrous XF, a bit off-center. Estimate: $350-$500. 1742. Byzantine Empire, gold solidus, Constans II and Constantine IV (father and son) (654-659 AD), Constantinople mint. 4.5 grams. Rulers facing forward on obverse, reverse with standing Heraclius and Tiberius, lustrous XF+, nice strike. Estimate: $250-$375.

Visigoths

1744. Spain (Visigoths), gold tremissis, Suinthila (621-631 AD), 1743. Spain (Visigoths), gold tremissis, Sisebut (612-621 AD), Emerita mint (MĂŠrida, Badajoz, Spain). 1.5 grams. Facing bust with name of king on obverse, reverse with facing bust and mint name, lustrous Mint State, nice strike. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Barbi mint (probably modern-day Martos, southwest of Jaen, southern Spain). 1.3 grams. Facing bust with name of king on obverse, reverse with facing bust and mint name, lustrous Mint State, nice strike. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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WORLD SILVER COINS, Part I (Austria-Germany) Belgium

Austria

1748. Belgium (Flanders), lion de 2 gros, Louis II (1346-84). 1745. Salzburg, Austrian States, 1/2 thaler, 1708, encapsulated PCGS AU-55. KM-253. Beautifully rainbow-toned and lustrous, with slight bend in flan due to roller-striking. Estimate: $350-$500.

Roberts-8155. 4.0 grams. Broad flan with full Gothic legends, lightly

toned AXF. Estimate: $150-$225.

Azores

1749. Belgium (Flanders), lion de 2 gros, Philip the Bold (13841404). Roberts-8301. 3.7 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned VF with full Gothic legends on a very broad flan with thin edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

1746. Azores, crowned-GP countermark (1887) on a Brazil 160 reis of 1768, rare (unlisted) combination. KM-unl. 4.2 grams. Most of countermark visible (VF) at bottom of host’s (Fine) shield on obverse, lightly toned, a few old scratches. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bahamas (under Great Britain)

1750. Belgium (Flanders), lion de 2 gros, John the Fearless (140419). 4.8 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full Gothic legends, VF+ with some flat spots, nicely toned, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $150$225.

1747. Bahamas, proof copper penny, George III, 1806, “EXPULSIS PIRATIS,” rare. KM-1. 9.1 grams. Chocolate-brown color all over, the fields somewhat lustrous, perfectly struck Proof. Estimate: $250-$375.

1751. Belgium (Holy Roman Empire), 4 patards, Charles V, 1539, rare. 5.9 grams. Broad flan with full details on both sides, lightly rainbow-toned XF with a few minor weak spots. Estimate: $250$375.

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Bolivia (colonial) Pillars

1755. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1804PJ. KM-72; CT-881. 13.3 grams. Beautifully old-toned AXF, very attractive. Estimate:

$150-$225.

1752. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JR (curved 9). KM-50; CT-969. 26.7 grams. Lightly toned VF+ with repaired hole at top, nice strike. Estimate: $125-$200.

Busts 1756. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1807PJ, encapsulated NGC AU-53. KM-72; CT-884. Very lustrous, no toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1757. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1808PI (erroneous 1753. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ. KM-73; CT-732. 26.9 grams. Lustrous XF+ with light, spotty toning. Estimate:

$100-$150.

assayer-mark). KM-unl. (cf. 69); CT-unl. (cf. 1325). 1.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State with subtle toning, interesting error (unlisted and presumably rare). Estimate: $300-$350. 1758. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL. KM90; CT-1380. 1.5 grams. Deeply toned XF, nice strike, popular as the last year of colonial issues in the Americas. Estimate: $75-$110.

Bolivia (Republic)

1754. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1823PJ. KM84; CT-613. 26.4 grams. AXF with steely gray surfaces, muted luster,

slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $110-$175.

1759. La Paz, Bolivia, 2 soles, 1855F, encapsulated NGC XF details / surface hairlines. KM-129. Lightly cleaned, with contrasting toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1760. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 sol, 1852. KM-111. 0.8 gram. Lustrous and lightly toned Mint State,

Brazil

fully detailed (scarce for this issue). Estimate: $200-$300.

1765. Brazil, 640 reis, 1695, large crown. KM-83.1. 18.7 grams. Decent AVF with slightly crude edges as usual, very lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

1761. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 sol, 1853, encapsulated NGC AU details / scratches. KM-117. Very lustrous, no toning, old scratch on reverse, well struck (full details, scarce for this issue). Estimate: $500-$750.

1766. Brazil, 640 reis, 1697. KM-84. 18.4 grams. AVF with legends stronger than centers, slightly crude edge as usual, very lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225. 1762. Potosí, Bolivia, 50 centavos (1/2 boliviano), 1879FE, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-161.3. Lightly toned, problem-free and with muted luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

1767. Brazil (Rio mint), 600 reis, 1758-R. KM-187. 18.0 grams. VF/ XF with some luster, dark toning in crown, slightly crude edge as usual. Estimate: $150-$225.

1763. Potosí, Bolivia, 50 centavos (1/2 boliviano), 1897ES, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-161.5. Highly lustrous, with just a hint of toning on obverse only. Estimate: $50-$75.

1768. Minas Gerais, Brazil, 960 reis counterstamp (1808) on a 1764. Potosí, Bolivia, 20 centavos, 1909H, encapsulated NGC Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806JP (scarce host). KMMS-62. KM-176. Brightly lustrous all over, no toning. Estimate: $35$50.

251.1. 27.1 grams. Bold full countermark (AXF), the VF+ host coin

with crude edge. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1773. Brazil, half-cut “balastraca” (1860s) cut from a Madrid,

1769. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, 1814-B, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8R. KM-307.1. 26.5 grams. Bold XF, beautifully toned, slightly crude edge as usual. Estimate: $60-$90.

Spain, bust 4 reales (2 reales) of Ferdinand VII (1823-4 type), with countermark “200” (200 reis) on obverse, rare. 2.4 grams. Dating to the War of the Triple Alliance (which pitted Brazil/Uruguay/Argentina against Paraguay), this fascinating coin shows a sharp, crenellated cut across the center, next to which is the denomination 200, the host coin richly toned with spot of encrustation on reverse but otherwise XF overall. Estimate: $500-$750.

1770. Brazil (mint uncertain), 960 reis, 1815-(?), struck over a 1774. Brazil, 2000 reis, 1889. KM-485. 25.5 grams. Mint State with Spanish colonial bust 8 reales with tiny countermarks in center.

26.7 grams. Lustrous AXF with much of the original Spanish shield

muted luster, choice grade for this issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

showing in center of reverse, lightly toned, the 2 stamps in the center of the obverse possibly from the original coin. Estimate: $350-$500.

1775. Brazil, 2000 reis, 1911. KM-508. 20.0 grams. Bold AXF (some 1771. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, 1816-B, struck over an marks, per the grade) with beautiful rainbow toning around details, Argentina “sunface” 8R (rare). KM-307.1. 26.6 grams. Lustrous XF+/ AU with very clear rays from original coin showing on reverse, lightly toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

lustrous. Estimate: $25-$40.

Canada

1772. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, 1819-R, struck over a previous 1776. New Brunswick, Canada, 20 cents, 1862. KM-9. 4.6 grams. Brazilian issue. KM-326.1. 27.0 grams. Lustrous AU with hint of toning, big and flashy coin. Estimate: $50-$75.

Lightly cleaned XF, beginning to re-tone nicely. Estimate: $110-$175.

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Chile (colonial)

1777. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816FJ, encapsulated NGC MS-65, ex-Whittier collection. KM-65; CT-1224. Rich rainbow toning in legends, muted luster, top grade for this type and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated in slab). Estimate: $300-$450. 1778. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1792, Charles IV, no assayer or mintmark, rare. KM-unl. (cf. 56); CT-1426 (under La Rioja). 0.8 gram. Lightly toned VF with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $100-$150. 1779. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1816, encapsulated NGC AU-50. KM-73; CT-1501. Deeply rainbow-toned and lustrous. Estimate: $150$225.

Chile (Copiapó) Chile (Republic, “volcano” series)

1780. Santiago, Chile, “volcano” 1 real, 1834IJ, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-91. Richly toned, nice strike except for slightly grainy fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

1782. Copiapó, Chile, 1 peso, 1859, encapsulated NGC XF-40. KM-2.1. Lightly toned, with a few incidental marks as usual, one-sided

design. Estimate: $150-$225.

1781. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1832, encapsulated NGC XF-40. KM-89. Lightly toned and problem-free. Estimate: $150-$225.

1783. Copiapó, Chile, 1 peso, 1865 restrike, encapsulated NGC

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XF details / scratches. KM-4. Contrastingly toned, with a couple old scratches on date side that would not be restrictive in VF grade (which would be more accurate in our opinion). Estimate: $125-$200.

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Chile (Republic, Spanish denominations)

1790. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 real, 1841IJ, encapsulated NGC MS-

1784. Santiago, Chile, 8 reales, 1849ML, encapsulated NGC XF40. KM-96.2. Problem-free and lightly toned all over. Estimate: $800$1,200.

66, ex-Whittier collection. KM-98.3. Blazingly lustrous, top grade, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated in slab). Estimate: $300-$450. 1791. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 real, 1844IJ, encapsulated NGC MS62. KM-98.2. Deeply rainbow-toned and lustrous. Estimate: $150$225. 1792. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 real, 1845IJ, encapsulated NGC MS-64. KM-98.2. Cute little coin with subtle rainbow toning against lustrous surfaces, top grade. Estimate: $200$300.

Chile (Republic, decimal denominations)

1785. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1844IJ, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines. KM-100.2. Lustrous (almost prooflike) due to very light cleaning, otherwise UNC. Estimate: $150-$225. 1786. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1844IJ, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines. KM-100.2. Lightly toned and with beautiful luster, no evidence of cleaning to our eyes (crack it and try again!). Estimate: $150-$225.

1793. Santiago, Chile, peso, 1891, encapsulated NGC AU-53, rare. KM-142.1. Lightly toned all over, the reverse a bit lustrous. Estimate:

$600-$900.

1787. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1846/6IJ, encapsulated NGC XF45. KM-100.2. Nicely rainbow-toned, deeply so on the reverse, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150. 1788. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1850LA, encapsulated NGC AU55, ex-Whittier collection. KM-100.2. Lightly toned and lustrous, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated in slab). Estimate: $100-$150. 1789. Santiago, Chile, 1 real, 1841IJ, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines. KM94.3. Brightly lustrous from light cleaning, scarce as from a mintage of only 7000 pieces. Estimate: $200-$300.

1794. Santiago, Chile, 40 centavos, 1908, encapsulated NGC UNC details / surface hairlines. KM-163. Lustrous, with very subtle toning, very faint traces of light cleaning. Estimate: $40-$60.

1795. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1866, encapsulated NGC XF details / surface hairlines. KM-135. Lightly polished, bright silver (no toning). Estimate: $35-$50.

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1796. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1869, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-138.1. Lightly cleaned UNC (despite what the slab says), no toning. Estimate: $75-$110. 1797. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1872, encapsulated NGC UNC details / polished. KM-138.1. Silvery from light polishing but bold details. Estimate: $70-$100. 1798. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1877, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-138.1. Silvery and lustrous, possibly lightly cleaned at one point but no noticeable hairlines. Estimate: $75-$110. 1799. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1881, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-138.2. Silvery and lustrous, possibly lightly cleaned at one point but no noticeable hairlines. Estimate: $75-$110.

1800. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1892, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-138.2. Lightly gold-toned all over, faint hairlines on reverse fields. Estimate: $50-$75. 1801. Santiago, Chile, 1 décimo, 1855, encapsulated NGC XF-45. KM-124. Deeply rainbow-toned. Estimate: $50-$75. 1802. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 décimo, 1853, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-121. Lustrous, with subtle steely toning, faint hairlines on fields, choice grade. Estimate: $100-$150. 1803. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 décimo, 1856, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-121. Richly rainbow-toned and lustrous. Estimate: $75-$110. 1804. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 décimo, 1873, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-137.2. Prooflike luster and subtle toning all over, choice grade. Estimate: $100-$150.

1805. Santiago, Chile, copper 1 centavo, 1835 thick flan, encapsulated NGC MS-62 RB. KM-115. Lots of original mint luster, choice grade. Estimate: $100-$150. 1806. Santiago, Chile, copper-nickel 1 centavo, 1873, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-146. Matte surfaces, no contrast, but nice grade. Estimate: $100-$150. 1807. Santiago, Chile, copper 1/2 centavo, 1851 raised star, encapsulated NGC MS-61 BN. KM-118. Bold strike (especially the rims), traces of original luster. Estimate: $100-$150. 1808. Santiago, Chile, copper 1/2 centavo, 1853, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines. KM-126. Lovely (but chemically induced) blue toning all over, otherwise dark but with traces of original luster. Estimate: $75-$110. 1809. Lot of 5 miscellaneous Santiago, Chile, silver coins, all encapsulated NGC: peso, 1910, AU-55; peso, 1925, AU-58; 20 centavos, 1878, MS-63; 1 décimo, 1879, MS-64; and 1/2 décimo, 1887, MS-63. Nice representative group, all lustrous (no photo available). Estimate: $100-$150. 1810. Lot of 5 miscellaneous Santiago, Chile, 20 and 10 centavos, all encapsulated NGC: 20c, 1878, MS-63; 20c, 1878, MS-62; 20c, 1891 2.0g standard, MS-63; 20c, 1893 dash below S, MS-64; and 10c, 1896, MS-63. Choice lot of Mint State minors, all highly lustrous (no photo available). Estimate: $60-$90. 1811. Lot of 5 miscellaneous Santiago, Chile, silver and copper minors, all encapsulated NGC: 20c, 1873/2, UNC details / obv scratched; copper 2-1/2c, 1896, UNC details / environmental damage; 2c, 1894, UNC details / altered color; 1c, 1898, MS-62 BN; and 1c, 1904, UNC details / surface hairlines. Various lustrous, high-grade minors, all but one lightly cleaned (no photo available). Estimate: $60$90.

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China

1812. China-Hupeh, one dollar, (1909-11), encapsulated PCGS XF-45. KM-Y131. Bright silver (no toning), some surface hairlines and luster. Estimate: $200-$300. 1813. China-Tientsin Central Mint, one dollar, year 3 of Hsuen Tung (1911), encapsulated PCGS Genuine. Kan-227. Lightly old-toned XF with subtle luster, with a couple scratches near edge preventing a numeric grade, but hard enough to find one certified as genuine. Estimate: $150-$225.

1814. China-Taiwan, “old man” dollar, ca. 1835, chopmarked. Kann-1; KM-25.3. 26.4 grams. Curious example of the popular first westernstyle Chinese coin, with “old man” (God of Longevity) on obverse and sacrificial vase on reverse, appears to be XF or better (with nice toning) but fraught with large chopmarks that both obscure details and add interest. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 1815. China-Sinkiang (Xinjiang), one dollar (yuan), pointed-base 1, 1949. KM-46.2. 25.7 grams. VF+ with weak center below the 1, popular as the last silver dollar produced by the Nationalist government before complete PRC control, and also the only Chinese dollar with Arabicnumeral date. Estimate: $500-$750.

1816. China-Sinkiang (Xinjiang), 5 miscal, AH1329 (1911). KM-31. 16.6 grams. Toned VF with some weak strike near edge. Estimate: $50$75.

1817. China-Sinkiang (Xinjiang), 1 tael (sar), year 7 (1918). KM-45.2. 34.7 grams. VF with traces of luster and toning, somewhat softly struck. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Colombia (colonial) Busts

1818. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772VJ, rare. R-42.2; KM-47; CT-1410. 6.7 grams. Attractively old-toned AVF (choice grade for type), part of edge weak but otherwise problem-free. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 1819. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1792JJ, rare. R-80.1; KM-59; CT-1029. 6.0 grams. Nicely toned Fine with weak bust and pillars. Estimate: $300-$450. 1820. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811/0JF, mintmark P/? (unlisted variety). R-114.2; KM70.2; CT-975. 6.2 grams. Broad-flan Fine with weak bust and pillars, bold legends. Estimate: $80-$120.

1821. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813JF. R-114.5; KM-70.2; CT-977. 6.4 grams. Nice Fine for type, fields slightly lustrous, broad flan. Estimate: $125-$200. 1822. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ/JJ, rare. R-113.2; KM-70.1; CT-unl. (cf. 1009). 6.3 grams. Richly toned Fine with weak bust and pillars, part of edge weak (as made). Estimate: $200-$300. 1823. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. R-113.3; KM-70.1; CT-1009. 6.3 grams. AVF for type, with minor planchet flaws, part of edge weak, nice told toning. Estimate: $175-$225.

1824. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, wide date. R-113.9a; KM-70.1; CT-1012. 6.7 grams. Choice, lustrous XF, lightly toned, part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $70-$100. 1825. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, normal date. R-113.9; KM-70.1; CT-1012. 6.4 grams. Lightly toned About Fine, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75. 1826. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1820/0MF. R-unl. (Type 114); KM-70.2; CT-982. 6.6 grams. Broad-flan XF with deep rainbow toning all over, crude edge all around and with repaired hole, the date clearly with 0/0 but not 2/1. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1827. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1773VJ, scarce. R-38.3; KM-46.1; CT-1625. 3.2 grams. Nice Fine with weak bust and pillars, dark contrast, part of edge weak (as made). Estimate: $70-$100. 1828. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1776JJ, rare. R-38.7; KM-46.1; CT-1627. 3.3 grams. Choice AVF with nice old toning, no problems, key rarity in the series but also popular as the date of U.S. Independence. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 1829. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1797JJ. R-78.20; KM-58; CT-1189. 3.0 grams. Nice Fine with weak bust, good toning, some rough surfaces on reverse (as made). Estimate: $70-$100. 1830. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1799/99JJ. R-78.30a; KM-58; CT-1191. 3.6 grams. Nice AVF, attractively toned, part of edge weak (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

1831. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1801/797JJ. R-78.32; KM-58; CT-unl. (cf. 1192). 3.2 grams. Lustrous AVF with weak centers, nice toning, edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $100-$150. 1832. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1801JJ. R-78.34; KM-58; CT-1192. 3.1 grams. Bold AVF with scratches on bust, nice toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75. 1833. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. R-111.3; KM-68.1; CT-1208. 3.3 grams. Fine with weak centers, broad flan, contrasting toning. Estimate: $40-$60. 1834. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1812JF. R-111.5; KM-68.1; CT-1210. 3.4 grams. Nicely toned About Fine, crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1835. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ. R-111.17; KM-68.1; CT-1214. 3.3 grams. Nice VF, richly toned and problem-free. Estimate: $50-$75. 1836. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, inverted J. R-111.18; KM-68.1; CT-1215. 3.2 grams. Lightly toned VF with crude edge, mostly due to off-center strike. Estimate: $35-$50. 1837. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. R-107.1; KM-69.2; CT-1367. 1.6 grams. Choice VF with bold and lightly toned legends. Estimate: $75-$110. 1838. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. R-106.7; KM-69.1; CT-1385. 1.6 grams. Nice Fine with subtly contrasting toning, weak rims (as made). Estimate: $60-$90.

1839. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1796. R-75.1; KM-63; CT-1428. 1.0 gram. Nice AVF with deep, contrasting toning. Estimate: $70-$100. 1840. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1799. R-75.8; KM-63; CT-1433. 0.8 gram. Lustrous, rainbow-toned UNC with hairline edge-split (as made), choice grade. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1841. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1800. R-75.10; KM-63; CT-1434. 0.7 gram. Broad-rim Fine with some contrasting toning. Estimate: $35$50.

1842. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1801/0. R-75.11; KM-63; CT-1435. 0.5 gram. Fine with nice castle side, lion’s legs weak, slight natural bend in flan. Estimate: $35-$50. 1843. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1808. R-75.27; KM-63; CT-1444. 0.7 gram. Lightly toned AVF, struck off-center but with nice details for grade. Estimate: $50-$75.

Colombia (Royalist) 1844. Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1822O, scarce. R115.1; KM-74; CT-973. 6.3 grams. Typically crude About Fine with weak centers, some bold legend,

attractively toned, popular one-year type that is sometimes attributed to Ecuador since the Royalist holdout of Pasto was isolated from the rest of Colombia for some time. Estimate: $75-$110.

Colombia (United Provinces of New Granada, “Libertad Americana,” 1811-20)

1845. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, denomination in legend, rare. R-138.1; KM-76. 6.1 grams. Intensely contrasted VG with dark fields, old scratches, parts of edge weak (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90. 1846. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, encapsulated NGC VF-30 BN. R-131.2; KM-D2. Bold AXF (despite what the slab says), edges a bit crude (as made), nice even color all over. Estimate: $200-$300. 1847. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1813/2, unlisted overdate (not listed in slab), encapsulated NGC XF-45 BN. R-unl. (Type 131); KM-unl. (cf. D2). Despite what the slab says (and they missed the clear overdate), the grade is solidly AU/UNC, with crude edges as usual, nice color. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Republic of Gran Colombia, 1820-37) 1848. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 8R, 1820JF. R-157.1; KM-C6. 23.5 and 22.2 grams. Average grade of VG, one a little

bolder than the other, both with light toning and no big problems apart from wear and weak strike (as usual). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1849. Bogotรก, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 8 reales, 1821JF, with BA. R-158.2; KM-C6. 21.8 grams. Bold VF with scratches (especially on the head), mostly nice rims except for crude spots. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

(reduced)

1850. Large study lot of 13 Bogotรก, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 8R, 1821JF, all different varieties. R-157.4; KM-C6. 20.4 to 23.6 grams each. Excellent study group, nothing high grade (VG-F on average, one with a hole, a few with scratches), but also no throwaways and all with

clear details for determining the die-varieties. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1851. Bogotรก, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1821JF, with BA, 26.5mm, 2/2 in denomination. R-155.6; KM-C5. 5.8 grams. Attractive AVF with typically weak centers, bold legends, nice contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1852. Bogotรก, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1821JF, with BA. R-155.6; KM-C5. 5.4 grams. AVF for type, lightly toned all over, crude edges (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

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1857. Lot of 5 Popayán, Colombia, 1R: 1828MF, 1830/29RU, 1853. Lot of 5 Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2R, 1821JF, with BA. R-155.6; KM-C5. 4.7 to 5.3 grams each. Average grade VG, one holed, but all attractively toned and with clear details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1854. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 1 real, 1821JF. R152.1; KM-B9. 2.7 grams. Nice VF, richly toned and well struck. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1855. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 1R, 1821JF. R152.1; KM-B9. 1.7 to 2.1 grams each. Two problem-free VG and one oxidized (dark) VF. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1832RU (3). R-154; KM-87.2. 2.1 to 3.0 grams each. Generally F-VF, some with nice toning, no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $90-$135. 1858. Lot of 2 Popayán, Colombia, 1R, 1828 and 1829, assayer RU, both with “R” countermarks (Ecuador?). R-154.4 and 154.10; KM-87.2. 3.2 and 2.9 grams. Both Fine or so, with 2 different countermarks, one with R incuse in box, the other a simple, backwards stamp, possibly rare. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1859. Bogotá, Colombia, ½ real, 1834RS, rare. R-150.3; KM-88.1. 1.2 grams. VG with very crude edge, not much contrast, but clear details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada, 1837-58, Spanish denominations)

1856. Lot of 6 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R: 1828RR, 1833RS, 1835RS, 1836RS (3). R-153; KM-87.1. 2.5 to 2.7 grams each. Nice specimens, generally VF-XF, mostly lightly toned and some lustrous. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1860. Lot of 4 Bogotá, Colombia, 8R: 1839RS (2), 1840RS, 1842RS. R-194; KM-98. 20.0 to 22.3 grams each. All Fine with typically weak

centers, varying degrees of toning, no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1861. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1840RS, encapsulated NGC XF-40. R-187.3; KM-97.1. Well struck and nicely toned, with a hint of luster. Estimate: $150-$225. 1862. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1844RS. R-187.11; KM-97.1. 5.5 grams. Attractively toned AXF with crude center on reverse (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1863. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1847. R-190.1; KM-105. 5.0 grams. Choice XF with hint of luster and toning, part of edge weak (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

1864. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1849, encapsulated NGC UNC details / surface hairlines. R-190.5; KM-105. Bright and lustrous (BU) but with virtually undetectable evidence of cleaning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $70-$100. 1865. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 2R: 1848, 1851, 1852. R-191 and 192; KM-109 and 117. 4.8 grams each. VF on average, 2 nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75. 1866. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 real, 1838RS. R-182.3; KM-91.1. 2.7 grams. Lustrous, lightly toned AU with old scrape between O and G in BOGOTÁ. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1867. Lot of 5 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R: 1837RS, 1838RS (2), 1839RS, 1845RS. R-182 and 184; KM-91.1. 2.5 to 2.8 grams each. AVF on average, all nicely toned and problem-free. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $75-$110. 1868. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R, 1847. R-184.2; KM-91.1. 2.4 grams each. Both VF+ with rich rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1869. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 real, 1852, encapsulated NGC AU-58. R-185.2; KM-112. Lustrous, very lightly cleaned UNC (despite what slab says). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $70-$100.

1870. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 1 reales / 1 décimo: 1852, 1853, 1854. R-185 and 186; KM-112 and 115. 2.4 to 2.5 grams each. All richly toned VF+. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton

collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

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1871. Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1838RU. KM-96.2. 1.5 grams. Nicely toned XF. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90. 1872. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1839RS, 1/1 in denomination. KM-96.1. 1.2 grams. AXF with nice, subtle toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1876. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1847, no dot after REAL. R172.21c; KM-90.1. 0.5 gram. Toned Fine with some dark toning around

details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1877. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1849, rare. R-175.1; KM-108.2. 0.7 gram. Richly toned Fine with crude hole at edge. Pedigreed to the

Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1873. Lot of 7 Bogotá and Popayán, Colombia, 1/2R: 1839RU, 1840RS, 1846UE, 1847RS (2), 1850, and 1852. R-177, 178 and 179; KM-96.2 and 110. 1.1 to 1.5 grams each. Generally F or better, some toned, no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

1878. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1850.

R-174.1; KM-108.1. 0.5

gram. Choice XF, lustrous and lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Herman

Blanton collection. Estimate: $70-$100.

1874. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1840, no dot after REAL, encapsulated NGC MS-66. R-172.7a; KM-90.1. Blazingly lustrous, top grade, just slightly off-center. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada, 1837-58, decimal denominations)

1875. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1840, no dot after REAL. R172.7a; KM-90.1. 0.6 gram. About Fine with cornucopia side better.

Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1879. Lot of two Bogotá, Colombia, 2 décimos: 1856, 1857. R-192; KM-117. 4.9 and 4.8 grams. AVF on average, both nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

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Colombia (Granadine Confederation, 1858-62) 1880. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1853, encapsulated NGC AU58. R-186.1; KM-115. Lustrous AU-UNC with very faint hairlines. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $75-$110. 1881. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1855, encapsulated NGC MS61. R-186.6; KM-115. Choice grade, no toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $90-$135.

1885. Bogotá, Colombia, peso, 1860. R-226.4; KM-126. 24.0 grams. Decent Fine+ with planchet lamination on shield, small dig below denomination and rim-bruise, subtle toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1882. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimos: 1856, 1857, 1858. R186; KM-115. 2.4 grams each. AVF on average, nicely toned, the 1856 a

variety with broken F for E in NUEVA. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1886. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1862, 6/sideways 6 in date, 1-

1883. Colombia (struck in London), copper 1 décimo de real,

year type. R-225.3; KM-134. 4.7 grams. Deeply toned VF with obverse rim weak (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90. 1887. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1862, 6/sideways 6 in date, 1year type. R-225.3; KM-134. 4.8 grams. Richly toned AVF with weak rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40$60.

1848, encapsulated NGC MS-63 BN. R-171.2; KM-102. Much original luster and color (should be RB on slab), choice grade. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1888. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1860. R-223.2; KM-124. 1.1 grams. Toned F-VG, weak rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1889. Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1862/48. R-180.1; KM-133. 1.3 grams. Evenly struck Fine with matte-gray fields, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb and Herman Blanton collections. Estimate: $40$60.

1884. Lot of 2 Colombian (struck in London), copper coins (1 décimo de real and 1/2 décimo de real), both dated 1847. R-170 and 171; KM-101 and 102. 9.2 and 4.9 grams. The 1 décimo is Fine with old marks, nice contrast but dark overall; the 1/2 décimo is lighter brown and VF+. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

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Colombia (United States of Colombia, 1862-86)

1890. Bogotá, Colombia, peso, 1863. R-315.2; KM-139.1. 24.8 grams. VF+, nice strike, no toning. Pedigreed to the Norweb and Herman Blanton collections. Estimate: $75-$110. 1891. Bogotá, Colombia, peso, 1864. R-315.3; KM-139.1. 24.9 grams. AXF, lustrous from light cleaning, slightly crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Norweb and Herman Blanton collections. Estimate: $75-$110.

1892. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1869. R-293.2; KM-153.1. 12.2 grams. AVF with abundant surface hairlines from cleaning, nicely contrasting toning around details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1893. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1869. R-293.2; KM-153.1. 12.3 and 11.7 grams. About Fine on average (one with rim nick) but neither one a dog, not much contrast, popular series. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1894. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1870. R-293.3; KM-153.1. 12.2 grams. Decent AVF, no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1895. Medellin, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1873. R-296.2; KM-153.3. 12.4 grams. Toned VF (some orange spots), small rim-flaw, slightly grainy surfaces (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1896. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1874. R-307.1; KM-172.2. 12.5 grams. AXF, mostly toned but some bright spots of original luster, clashed dies. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1897. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1874, 5/5 in 12,500 and 8/8 in date. R-297.2; KM-153.4. 12.2 grams. AVF, unlisted date variety, nicely contrasting toning on obverse. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1898. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1875, with small B inside O of ESTADOS. R-297.5; KM-153.5. 12.5 grams. Nice XF, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90. 1899. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1876. R-308.3; KM-177.1. 12.3 grams. VF with weak centers, bold legends enhanced by contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1900. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1876, date to left, C/C for second C in CINCUENTA. R-297.8; KM-153.5. 12.2 grams. Lightly toned VF+ with crude rims and slightly grainy surfaces. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1901. Lot of 8 Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos: 1874, 1875, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1882, 1884, 1885. 11.8 to 12.4 grams each. AVF on average, most lightly toned, one with flaw near rim but otherwise a problem-free group from a popular series. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1902. Lot of 8 Medellin, Colombia, 5 décimos: 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885. 12.0 to 12.7 grams each. The 1880 is VG but the rest are VF-XF, generally problem-free and a nice run of dates in a popular series. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $150$225. 307


1903. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1879/4, pointed-tail 9. R-298.4; KM-161.1. 12.2 grams. Richly toned AVF, very slightly crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1904. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1879/9/4. R-298.5a; KM-161.1. 12.5 grams. VF with subtle luster and toning, very slightly crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1905. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1880. R-308.8; KM-177.1. 12.3 grams. XF with hint of luster and toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1906. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1/1881. R-298.8; KM-161.1. 12.6 grams. Lustrous, silvery AXF with grainy surfaces (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1907. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1882. R-308.11; KM-177.1. 12.3 grams. Nice VF+, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1908. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1883. R-298.10; KM-161.1. 12.8 grams. Lightly toned VF+ with softly struck legends, hint of toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

1909. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1884. R-308.14; KM-177.1. 12.5 grams. Very lustrous BU, lightly cleaned but still impressive. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $75-$110.

1910. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1885. R-311.2; KM-177a.1. 12.1 grams. Lustrous, lightly cleaned AU with scratch behind head. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90. 1911. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1886. R-311.5; KM-177a.1. 11.9 grams. Nice XF+ with hairline scratch on bust, hint of luster and toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1912. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1880, rare. R-277.1; KM-162. 4.5 grams. XF for type with some original luster at rims, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1913. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 2 décimos: 1866, 1867. R-279; KM-149a.1. 4.9 and 4.8 grams. AVF on average, both lightly toned and problem-free. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1914. Medellín, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1870, scarce. R-282.1; KM-155.2. 5.0 grams. VF with boldly contrasting toning around details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $100-$150. 1915. Medellín, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1870, scarce. R-282.1; KM-155.2. 4.8 grams. VF+ with crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1916. Lot of 3 Medellín, Colombia, 2 décimos: 1872 (2), 1874. R-282; KM-155.2. 4.8 to 5.0 grams each. AVF on average, mostly nicely toned, no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1917. Lot of 4 Medellín, Colombia, 20 centavos: 1876, 1882 (GRAM), 1882 (GRAMOS), 1884. 4.7 to 5.1 grams. About Fine on average, two nicely toned, one silvery, but no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1918. Bogotá, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1884/1, unlisted overdate. R-290.1; KM-176.3. 4.9 grams. Fine+ with hint of rainbow toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1919. Lot of 6 Colombian 1 décimos, as follows: Bogotá 1866 (2), 1868, 1869, 1871; Medellín 1874/3. R-268, 270 and 271; KM-151.1 and 151.2. 2.1 to 2.4 grams each. About Fine on average, four nice and lightly toned but one polished and with solder-marks. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1920. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1881.

R-274.1; KM-175.1. 2.4 grams. Frosty AU-UNC. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection.

Estimate: $35-$50. 1921. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1884. R-273.14; KM-175.1. 2.6 grams. Matte AU-UNC with traces of toning near rim. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1922. Lot of 9 Bogotá, Colombia, 10 centavos: 1873, 1874, 1875 (2), 1879 (3), 1882 (2). R-272 and 273; KM-171 and 175.1. 2.0 to 2.5 grams each. Generally Fine, nicely toned and no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1923. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1864, Almanzar/Seppa Plate Coin. R-254.2; KM-144. 1.1 grams. Toned Fine, slightly uneven strike, desirable pedigree. Plate Coin in Almanzar/Seppa’s Coins of Colombia reference and pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1924. Lot of two Colombian 1/2 décimos of 1868, one Bogotá and one Medellin. R-256 and 257; KM-150.1 and 150.2. 1.3 and 1.2 grams. Fine on average with some toning, interesting contrast in styles. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60. 1925. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1870. R-256.3; KM-150.1. 1.1 grams. Richly toned VF, some weak strike but no big problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1926. Medellin, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1871. R-259.2; KM-150.2a. 1.2 grams. Silvery VF+, no toning, good strike. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1927. Medellín, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1872, D of LIBERTAD repunched. R-259.3; KM-150.2a. 1.1 grams. Toned AXF/AVF (the obverse nicer than the reverse). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

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1928. Lot of 3 Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 décimos: 1870, 1875/5, 1875/75. R-258.5a and 258-9b; KM-153. 1.1 to 1.2 grams each. Decent VG on average (one with Fine reverse), all lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1931. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1/1874, broken 7 in date. R-248.25a; KM-143.2a. 0.6 gram. Nicely toned VF. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1932. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1880, narrow digits. R248.39; KM-143.2a. 0.4 gram. Lightly toned VF. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

1933. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1880, normal 8’s. R-248; KM-143.2a. 0.5 gram. Lightly toned VF, low contrast. Pedigreed to the

Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

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1929. Instant collection! Lot of 27 Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos: 1872 (2), 1874, 1875 (2), 1876, 1877, 1878 (2), 1879 (3), 1880, 1881, 1882 (7), 1883 (2), 1884, 1885 (3). 1.0 to 1.3 grams each. AVF on average, mostly lightly toned, with no big problems, great group for study or resale (or to start a new collection). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $90-$135.

1934. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1881. R-248.41; KM-143.2a. 0.5 gram. VF, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

1930. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 décimos: 1863 and 1865. R- 1935. Bogotá, Colombia, 2-1/2 centavos, 1879. R-249; KM-169. 246; KM-143.1. 0.8 and 0.5 grams. Both nice Fine, the 1865 lightly

toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

0.6 gram. Lustrous and very lightly toned AU. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

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1936. Lot of 8 Bogotá, Colombia, 2-1/2 centavos: 1872, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1878 (2), 1879, 1880. R-249; KM-169. 0.6 to 0.7 gram each. VF or so on average, several lightly toned, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1937. Colombia (Waterbury), copper-nickel 2-1/2 centavos, 1881. R-250; KM-179. 1.2 grams. Problem-free BU (choice grade). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50. 1938. Lot of 5 Colombia (Waterbury/Birmingham) copper-nickel 2-1/2 centavos, 1881 and 1886, several different varieties. R-250, 251 and 253; KM-179, 180 and 182. 1.1 to 2.3 grams each. Three different sizes but all the same denomination, VF on average, no problems. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45. 1939. Colombia (Heaton), copper-nickel 1-1/4 centavos, 1874. R-245.1; KM-173. 1.5 grams. Prooflike BU (choice grade), quite flashy. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

Colombia (Republic, 1886 forward)

1940. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1887, “Cocobola,” 2/2 in 12,500. R-405.1a; KM-185. 12.3 grams. Lightly cleaned XF with faint toning, a few minor marks and tiny edge-ding, scarce 2-year bust in a popular series. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1941. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1887. R-400.1; KM-165. 12.0 grams. Typically softly struck AVF with light, multi-color toning. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75. 1942. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1889, round-point 9. R-407.1a; KM-186.1a. 12.1 grams. Typically softly struck F+, faintly toned. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1943. Colombia (London), 50 centavos, 1892, Columbus commemorative, encapsulated NGC MS-62. R-408.1; KM-187.2. Bright and lustrous, with only a hint of yellow toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1944. Lot of 3 Colombia (London) 50 centavos, 1892, Columbus commemorative. R-408.1; KM-187.2. 12.4 to 12.5 grams each. Two nice XF and one cleaned with UNC details. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1948. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos: 1906, 1907, 1908. R413; KM-186.2. 12.3 to 12.7 grams each. The 1906 is lightly toned XF+;

the 1907 is bold VF with crude rims; and the 1908 is Fine+ with old scratches, a nice little date-run overall. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $35-$50.

1945. Lot of 2 Colombia (Philadelphia), 50 and 5 centavos, 1902. R-411.1; KM-192. 12.5 and 1.2 grams. The 50c AU with scratch above

head and the 5c problem-free XF. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $50-$75.

1949. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1947-B, encapsulated NGC MS-64. R-419; KM-209. Flashy with luster, faint toning, clashed dies, top grade. Estimate: $50-$75.

1946. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1907, scarce variety with 7/7 in date and dot in hair ribbon. R-413.3f; KM-186.2. 12.3 grams. Lightly toned XF with slightly crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $40-$60.

1950. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia (struck in Brussels), 20 centavos (1) and 10 centavos (2), all dated 1897. R-373.1 and 385.1; KM-189 and 188. 4.9, 2.5 and 2.5 grams, Popular as showing “666” in fineness, one of the 10c VF but the other two coins AU (lightly cleaned). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $30-$45.

1947. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1908, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines. R-413.5; KM-186.2. Once polished but re-toning deeply, rather lustrous. Estimate: $50-$75.

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1951. Lot of 6 Colombia (Waterbury) copper-nickel 5 centavos: 1886 (4, one with wheel-like countermark covering reverse) and 1888 (2). R-362 and 363; KM-183.2. 3.0 to 3.9 grams each. Wide range of grade (VF-AU) but all decent (one lustrous) and the countermark very bold and eye-catching. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $25-$40.

Colombia (Lazareto leper colony, 1901) 1952. Bogotรก, Colombia, brass 50 centavos, 1901, Lazareto. R-410.1; KM-L5. 12.7 grams. AU with nice light-brass color (no toning and not cleaned). Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $25-$40.

Colombia (Civil War necessity coinage/Santander, 1902) 1953. Lot of 3 Bucamaranga, Colombia (Santander) brass uniface 50 centavos, 1902. R-412.1. 0.8 to 1.7 grams each. Hard to grade (probably F-VF) but no big problems, one encrusted on fields with tiny chips in rim, one with scratched fields. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $25-$40. 1954. Bucamaranga, Colombia (Santander), 20 centavos, 1902, rare. R-387.1; KM-A2. 1.0 gram. Tougher denomination, dull brass color with minor encrustation, no rims like on the 50c. Pedigreed to the Herman Blanton collection. Estimate: $125$200.

Colombia (Republic, inflationary coinage, 1907-14)

1955. Colombia, copper-nickel 5 pesos papel moneda, 1909AM, encapsulated NGC AU-58. R-page 277; KM-279. Nice golden toning all over. Estimate: $40-$60. 1956. Colombia, copper-nickel 2 pesos papel moneda, 1910AM, encapsulated NGC MS-63. R-unl.; KM-B279. Highly lustrous, choice grade. Estimate: $100-$150. 1957. Colombia, copper-nickel 1 peso papel moneda, 1912AM, encapsulated NGC MS-65. R-345.4; KM-A279. Lustrous and lightly toned, top grade. Estimate: $30-$45.

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Colombia (Republic, modern) 1958. Lot of 20 “mint door” pesos (Bogotá mint bicentennial commemoratives), 1956. R-page 287; KM-216. 508 grams total. A BU “roll” (16-1/ 3 oz of 0.900 silver) but worth much more than melt value, good wholesale opportunity. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Costa Rica (reduced)

1959. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Type III counterstamp (1845) on a Madrid, Spain, 4R of 1811AI (Joseph Napoleon). KM-43. 5.8 grams. Countermark XF, host VF, nicely toned around details, better than most of this issue. Estimate: $110-$175.

1960. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1875GW, encapsulated NGC VF

1963. Costa Rica, 5 centavos, 1875GW, encapsulated NGC AU55. KM-110. Lustrous and nicely toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1964. Costa Rica, 50 céntimos, 1902CY, encapsulated NGC AU

details / excessive surface hairlines. KM-106. Lightly cleaned and with a few small scratches but with attractive rainbow toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

details / excessive surface hairlines. KM-143. Light golden toning, grainy surfaces from cleaning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1961. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW, “9 DS GW” variety,

1965. Costa Rica, 50 céntimos, 1923 countermark (Type VIII) on

encapsulated NGC AU details / excessive surface hairlines. KM127.2. Nice strike, lightly cleaned (no toning). Estimate: $150-$225. 1962. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1865GW, encapsulated NGC AU details / excessive surface hairlines. KM-111. Once lightly cleaned but now beautifully rainbowtoned. Estimate: $300-$450.

an 1893-Heaton 25 centavos. KM-159. 6.2 grams. Lustrous XF with nice rainbow toning, faint surface hairlines from old cleaning. Estimate: $25-$40.

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Cuba

1966. Cuba, “souvenir” peso, 1897. Bruce-M3. 22.3 grams. XF with very slightly grainy surfaces, nice details. Estimate: $75-$110. 1967. Cuba, 1 peso, 1898, rare. KM-A8. 22.6 grams. Lightly cleaned AU with beautiful toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

1968. Lot of 6 Cuban minors: three 20 centavos (1920, 1932 and 1948), two 10 centavos (1915 and 1920), and one copper-nickel 5 centavos (1916). 24.8 grams total. Grades from VF to AU, some better dates (not just a junk lot), mostly lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Curaçao (British administration, 1802-16)

1969. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of 1795 with 5-petalled roseace circular countermark (1815), the cut edges of the coin dentilated. KM-13. 5.8 grams. Richly toned VF, nicely cut around the date. Pedigreed to the Coin Galleries auction of August 7, 1985, with lot-tag #1040. Estimate: $175-$250. 1970. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of 1802 with 5-petalled roseace circular countermark (1815), the cut edges of the coin dentilated. KM-13. 6.0 grams. Larger than normal cut around the full date, richly toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Coin Galleries auction of August 7, 1985, with lot-tag #1041. Estimate: $175-$250.

Curaçao (Dutch administration, 1816-21) 1971. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of Ferdinand VII with countermark “3” in circle (1818). KM-28. 4.3 grams. Smaller than usual cut around FERD of king’s name, countermark VF, host Fine. Estimate: $150-$225. 1972. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of Ferdinand VII with countermark “3” in circle (1818). KM-28. 4.6 grams. Nicely toned Fine with sharp (XF) countermark, assayer IJ(?) visible. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1973. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of Ferdinand VII with countermark “3” in dentilated circle (181925). KM-29. 5.1 grams. Nicely toned Fine with sharp (XF) countermark, assayer IJ(?) visible. Estimate: $150-$225. 1974. Curaçao, 3 reaals, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R of Charles IV with countermark “3” in dentilated circle (1819-25). KM-29. 5.3 grams. Larger than normal cut around king’s ordinal IIII, nice Fine with VF countermark. Estimate: $150-$225.

Danish West Indies

1977. Danish West Indies, 10 skilling, 1840. KM-16. 2.5 grams. 1975. Danish West Indies (struck in Copenhagen), copper 24 Lustrous, lightly toned AU, nice strike. Estimate: $200-$300. skilling, 1764. KM-9. 6.3 grams. Nearly AVF, even brown color. 1978. Danish West Indies, 2 skilling, 1837, encapsulated NGC Estimate: $60-$90. 1976. Danish West Indies (struck in Copenhagen), copper 6 skilling, 1767. KM-11. 1.7 grams. Brown-toned Fine+ with old hairline scratches. Estimate: $150-$225.

MS-63. KM-13. Choice grade, muted luster under slightly greenish toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Dominica 1979. Dominica, 4 bitts, center ring-cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R with crowned-4 countermark (1813), rare. KM-5. 5.5 grams. Popular Caribbean cut (official), with Fine+ countermark (host slick) and welldefined dentilations in cut, attractively toned. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Dominican Republic

1980. Dominican Republic, bronze 1/4 real, 1844, encapsulated NGC AU details / bent. KM-1. Bright orange color all over, really only very slightly bent, if at all (impossible to see in slab). Estimate: $100-$150. 1981. Dominican Republic, brass 1/4 real, 1848, crosslet 4, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-2. Toned, with faint luster, color of low-grade silver. Estimate: $150-$225. 1982. Dominican Republic, brass 1/4 real, 1848 crosslet 4, encapsulated NGC AU-50. KM-2. Light brass color with toning (a bit streaky on obverse). Estimate: $50-$75. 1983. Dominican Republic (struck in Paris), 20 centavos, 1897-A, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-14. Lustrous, choice grade, no toning. Estimate: $350-$500. 1984. Dominican Republic (struck in Paris), proof copper-nickel 2-1/2 centavos, 1888-A, large date, encapsulated NGC PF-65. KM-7.3. Lustrous, but clearly not cameo, KM value of $700. Estimate: $300-$450. 1985. Dominican Republic, copper pattern 2 centavos, 1878. KM-E12.1. 10.6 grams. Prooflike Mint State with flashy luster, some beautiful purple toning. Estimate: $75-$110. 1986. Dominican Republic (struck in Paris), copper-nickel 11/4 centavos, 1888-A, encapsulated NGC MS-65. KM-6. Light golden toning and muted luster, choice grade. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1987. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 1-1/4 centavos, 1888, rare grade. KM-6. 1.0 gram. UNC with faint hairlines on reverse, dark sediment in crevices, 2-year type. Estimate: $50-$75. 1988. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1939. KM-22. 26.5 grams. Lightly cleaned AU, no toning, low mintage (only 15,000 pieces). Estimate: $350-$500.

Ecuador

1989. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1833GJ, legend EL ECUADOR EN COLOMBIA, scarce. KM-12.1. 1.2 grams. Nice VF with contrasting toning, planchet extends beyond rims. Estimate: $200-$300. 1990. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1838ST. KM-22. 1.4 grams. Deeply toned VF, crude edge as usual. Estimate: $100-$150.

1991. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1843MV, scarce. KM-26. 0.9 gram. Crude Fine with spot of black encrustation. Estimate: $200-$300.

Ethiopia 1992. Ethiopia, 1 birr, 1887-A. KM-5. 28.0 grams. Large and impressive coin, lustrous XF (no toning), low mintage (only 20,000 pieces). Estimate: $110-$175.

France Habsburg (German) rule 1993. Besanรงon, Franche-Comte, France, silver karolvs, Charles V, 1542. KM-MB6 (under German States). 1.3 grams. Lustrous Mint State, all details full and crisp. Estimate: $150-$225. 1994. Besanรงon, Franche-Comte, France, silver half blanc, Charles V, 1551. 0.6 gram. Lustrous Mint State, all details full and crisp. Estimate: $150-$225. 1995. Besanรงon, Franche-Comte, France, teston or 8 gros, Charles V memorial, 1624. KM-25 (under German States). 7.9 grams. Attractively toned AXF, some peripheral flatness but mostly well detailed. Estimate: $250-$375. 1996. Metz, Lorraine, France, franc de 12 gros, 1661. 7.1 grams. Lightly toned VF+ with bold legends, some old scratches. Estimate: $150-$225.

French rule 1997. France (Pau mint), ecu, Louis XVI, 1785-cow. KM-572. 28.7 grams. Bold VF with nice toning all over, heavy adjustment marks on

reverse, part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

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French Colonies

1998. France (Aix Mint), 1/2 ecu, Louis XIV, 1701-&, struck over previous issue. KM-325.23. 13.0 grams. VF with soft centers, broad flan, light rainbow toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2002. French Colonies, billon stampee (large crowned-C countermark on blank planchet, 1779). KM-2. 1.4 grams. VF, darkly toned all over. Estimate: $70-$100.

Germany/German States Brunswick-Luneberg

1999. France (Paris mint), 1/2 ecu, Louis XVI, 1784-A. KM-562.1. 14.6 grams. Beautifully toned XF+, slightly crude rim as not exactly

centered, old hairline scratch on bust. Estimate: $225-$350.

2003. Brunswick-Luneberg, Germany, 4 mariongroschen, 1676, encapsulated PCGS MS-63. KM-180. Highly lustrous and choice, with rainbow toning around rims, probably top grade. Estimate: $225$350.

Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel

2000. France (Strasbourg mint), copper 2 sols, Louis XVI, 1792BB, l’an 4. KM-603.4. 21.7 grams. Choice XF with traces of original color and luster in legends, slightly grainy surfaces. Estimate: $300$450.

2004. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Germany, baptismal thaler, Heinrich Julius, 1597. Dav-9091. 28.7 grams. Attractively toned VF, no problems, impressively large and detailed. Pedigreed to the Stack’s auction of December 3-5, 1997, with original tag. Estimate: $250-$375.

2001. Clump of 4 copper 5 centimes (ca. 1886) fused together in the eruption of Mt. Pelee on the island of Martinique in 1902. 22.7 grams. Darkly toned and lightly encrusted (good details on top coin), looks just like a sea-salvage clump but actually fused by lava-flow heat, a very curious numismatic artifact. Estimate: $100-$200.

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2005. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Germany, “wildman” thaler, Rudolf August, 1678. Dav-6379. 29.2 grams. Massive coin, richly toned AXF with nice details all over. Estimate: $200-$300. 2006. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Germany, 24 mariongroschen (2/3 thaler), “wildman issue,” Rudolf August and Anton Ulrich, 1685. KM-559. 18.0 grams. Lustrous AU with subtle toning, bold strike. Estimate: $275-$400.

Mansfeld

2007. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Germany, 24 mariongroschen (2/3 thaler), Rudolf August and Anton Ulrich, 1693. KM-559. 15.5 grams. Silvery VF/XF, no toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2009. Mansfeld (Vorderort Eisleben line), Germany, thaler,

Hamburg

Johann Georg I, Johann Albrecht and Bruno II, 1574. Dav-9491. 28.9 grams. Lightly toned and well-detailed AXF with a few dark spots, oversized flan. Estimate: $200-$300.

Nurnberg 2010. Nurnberg, Germany, billon 1 kreuzer (4 pfennig), 1773-N. KM-367. 0.8 gram. Prooflike Mint State, very lustrous and sharply detailed. Estimate: $60-$90.

2008. Hamburg, Germany (Holy Roman Empire), thaler,

Pomerania

Ferdinand II, (1)623. Dav-5365. 28.8 grams. Choice AXF with contrasting toning, full details (minor peripheral flat spots) on a rather large flan. Estimate: $400-$600.

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2011. Pomerania, Germany/ Poland, schilling, Bogislaus X, 1492. 1.3 grams. Typical “hammered” coin with Gothic legends and nice details, lightly toned AXF, popular as struck in the year of Columbus’ landing in the New World. Estimate: $200-$300.


Prussia

2012. Prussia, Germany, 5 mark, Wilhelm II, 1901 bicentennial commemorative for Friedrich I. KM-526. 27.8 grams. Lustrous AU with minor edge-bumps, very thick and impressively detailed. Estimate: $200-$300.

Saxe-Altenburg

2013. Saxe-Altenburg, Germany (Saalfield mint), thaler, Johann Philipp I and three brothers (Friedrich VIII, Johann Wilhelm IV and Friedrich Wilhelm), 1623-WA. KM-302. 29.1 grams. Huge and very intricately detailed coin, choice XF+ with contrasting toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

Saxony

2014. Saxony, Germany, klippe thaler (Order of the Garter), Johann George IV, 1693. KM-642. 25.3 grams. Choice XF, beautifully toned and well detailed. Estimate: $500-$750.

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SESSION III: Saturday, October 23, 10:30 am EDT (lots #2015-2789) WORLD SILVER COINS, Part II (Great Britain-Venezuela) Great Britain

2015. Anglo-Saxon England (London), silver sceatta, ca. 700-750 AD, Series B. 1.1 grams. Darkly toned but nicely struck XF, very rare thus. Estimate: $250-$375. 2016. Anglo-Saxon England (Northumbria), silver sceat, Eadberht (737-758 AD). 1.1 grams. VF with minor surface cracks, richly toned. Estimate: $175-$250. 2017. Anglo-Saxon England (Northumbria), bronze styca, Osbert (862-867 AD), moneyer Winiberht. 1.2 grams. Bold VF, varying color shades, full lettering, scarce. Estimate: $150-$225.

2018. Viking coinage of Danish East Anglia, England, penny, 885-915 AD, St. Edmund memorial. Sp-961. 1.4 grams. Good VF on a choice broad flan with full details, attractive toning, rare this nice. Estimate: $500-$750. 2019. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Eadgar (959-975 AD), moneyer Eanulf. Sp-1129. 1.3 grams. Choice VF with subtle toning and luster, huge flan with full details. Estimate: $375-$525. 2020. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Aethelred II (978-1016 AD), last small-cross type. Sp-1154. 1.0 gram. Good VF with nice rims, full details, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Coin Galleries auction of November 6, 1996, with original tag. Estimate: $225-$350. 2021. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Cnut (1016-1035 AD), helmet type. Sp-1158. 1.0 gram. Fully detailed XF with hint of luster, spots of toning. Estimate: $275-$400.

2022. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Cnut (1016-1035 AD), quatrefoil type, Lincoln mint. Sp-1157. 0.8 gram. Beautifully toned and fully detailed VF with old test-nicks in front of king’s face, rare variety of reverse legend. Estimate: $250-$375.

2023. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Cnut (1016-1035 AD), short cross type, London mint. Sp-1159. 1.1 grams. Lustrous, good VF with toning on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

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2024. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Edward the Confessor (1042-1066 AD), helmet type, York mint. Sp-1179. 1.4 grams. Choice AXF with lovely rich toning, nice strike. Estimate: $600-$900. 2025. Anglo-Saxon England, penny, Edward the Confessor (1042-1066 AD), pyramids type, York mint. Sp-1184. 1.4 grams. Beautifully toned XF, slightly off-center but well detailed. Estimate: $400-$600. 2026. England, penny, William I (the Conqueror) (1066-1087), PAXS type. Sp-1257. 1.4 grams. Bold cross but some flat spots elsewhere, otherwise VF+ with golden toning against steel-gray fields. Estimate: $500-$750. 2027. England, penny, Henry I (1100-1135), quadrilateral on cross fleury type, ex-Pimprez hoard. Sp-1276. 1.4 grams. Well-detailed centers (perfect facial details) but flat peripheries, somewhat curved flan, silvery VF for actual wear. Estimate: $400-$600.

2028. England, penny, Stephen (1135-1154), cross moline (Watford) type, Southwark mint, encapsulated NGC AU-50. Sp-1278. Lustrous and richly toned, broad flan, some flat spots but generally well detailed, rare grade. Pedigreed to the Millennia Collection, as noted in the slab. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 2029. England, penny, Stephen (1135-1154), cross moline (Watford type). Sp-1278. 1.4 grams. Broad, crude flan with nice face and full cross (both off-center), XF for actual wear. Estimate: $500-$750.

2030. England, penny, Henry II (1154-1189), cross-and-crosslets (Tealby) issue, Class A (1158-63). Sp-1337. 1.4 grams. Nice portrait and half of cross, VF or so, the rest flat (as made), sediment in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

2031. England, penny, Richard I (the Lionheart) (1189-1199). Sp-1348A. 1.6 grams. Nicely toned and well-detailed VF, off-center obverse. Pedigreed to the Stack’s auction of December 3-5, 1997, with original tag. Estimate: $225-$350. 2032. England, penny, John (1199-1216). Sp-1351. 1.4 grams. Choice AXF with perfect details all over and lovely toning, rare this nice. Estimate: $300-$450. 2033. England, penny, Henry III (1216-72), long cross type (1247-72). Sp-1363. 1.5 grams. Lightly toned VF+, good details. Estimate: $50-$75.

2034. England, groat, Edward III (1327-77), 4th coinage (135177). 4.6 grams. Nicely toned Fine with small chip in rim. Estimate: $80-$120.

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2035. England, half penny, Richard II (1377-99), scarce. Sp-1699. 0.5 gram. Choice XF with full details, richly toned and well struck. Estimate: $200-$300. 2036. England, half groat, Henry VI (1422-61), annulet issue (1422-27), Calais mint. Sp-1840. 1.8 grams. Nicely detailed VF+ with rich toning. Estimate: $125-$200. 2037. England, groat, Edward IV (first reign, 1461-70), mintmark rose (1468-9). 2.8 grams. Lightly cleaned AU with bold details and light toning at edge, choice. Estimate: $250-$375.

2038. England, groat, Edward IV (first reign, 1461-70), mintmark rose (1468-9). 3.0 grams. Well-detailed VF with darkly contrasting toning. Estimate: $175-$250. 2039. England, groat, Henry VII, facing bust, mintmark greyhound’s head (1502-4). 3.0 grams. AXF with choice details, rich old toning, tiny chips in edge. Estimate: $200-$300. 2040. England, half groat, Henry VII, facing bust, mintmark tun (1493-5), Canterbury mint. Sp-2209. 1.3 grams. Well-detailed XF with rich toning all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

2041. England, groat, Henry VII, profile bust, mintmark pheon (1505-9). Sp-2258. 3.0 grams. Choice, broad-flan XF with rich toning all over, great details. Estimate: $400-$600. 2042. London, England, groat, Henry VIII (second coinage), mintmark arrow (1526-32). Sp-2337E. 2.8 grams. Lustrous AU with choice full portrait, full legends. Estimate: $375-$525. 2043. London, England, groat, Henry VIII (third coinage), mintmark lis (1544-7). 2.4 grams. Well-detailed and pleasingly toned XF, particularly nice portrait. Estimate: $600-$900. 2044. London, England, groat, Henry VIII (posthumous coinage), mintmark lis (1547-51). 2.4 grams. Lightly toned XF+ with minimal corrosion as from an unidentified shipwreck, some flat areas but mostly well detailed. Estimate: $250-$375. 2045. London, England, shilling, Edward VI, fine silver issue, mintmark tun (1551-3). Sp-2482. 5.9 grams. Broad flan with full details, very attractively toned VF+. Estimate: $350-$500. 325


2046. London, England, groat, Mary, mintmark pomegranate before queen’s name (1553-4). Sp-2942. 2.0 grams. Nicely toned and well-detailed VF+. Estimate: $400-$600.

2047. London, England, groat, Mary, mintmark pomegranate after queen’s name (1553-4). Sp-2942. 2.0 grams. VF+ with soft centers but still nicely detailed, no toning. Estimate: $350-$500. 2048. London, England, groat, Mary, mintmark pomegranate after queen’s name (1553-4). Sp-2942. 1.9 grams. Slightly crude AVF with spotty toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2049. London, England, shilling, Philip and Mary, 1554. Sp2500. 5.9 grams. Richly toned AVF, fully detailed on a nice, round flan.

2052. London, England, sixpence, Elizabeth I, milled coinage, 1562. Sp-2595. 3.3 grams. Lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $175-$250.

Estimate: $800-$1,200.

2053. London, England, sixpence, Elizabeth I, third issue, 1574. Sp-2563. 3.0 grams. Choice XF on a broad flan with bold legends, richly

2050. London, England, shilling, Philip and Mary, 1555. Sp-

toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

2501. 6.4 grams Nice XF, some areas slightly weak but well-detailed

overall and richly toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

2054. London, England, sixpence, Elizabeth I, fifth issue, 1588.

2051. London, England, shilling, Elizabeth I, fifth issue, mintmark scallop (1584-6). Sp-2577. 5.0 grams. Richly toned Fine with bold legends. Estimate: $60-$90.

Sp-2578A. 2.9 grams. Obverse About Fine with weak bust, reverse nice AVF, good legends and nicely toned, popular as struck in the year of the Spanish Armada. Estimate: $250-$375. 2055. London, England, threepence, Elizabeth I, third issue, 1576/5. Sp-2566. 1.4 grams. Richly toned About Fine with bold details despite the grade. Estimate: $225-$350.

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2056. London, England, shilling, James I, second coinage, mintmark lis (1604-5). Sp-2654. 5.9 grams. Broad-flan AXF with nice details and toning. Estimate: $100-$150. 2057. London, England, shilling, James I, second coinage, mintmark escallop (1606-7). Sp-2655. 5.2 grams. Richly toned Fine with bold legends. Estimate: $50-$75. 2058. London, England, shilling, James I (sixth bust), third coinage, mintmark thistle (1621-3). Sp-2668. 5.8 grams. Well-detailed VF, darkly toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

2059. London, England, sixpence, James I (fourth bust), mintmark coronet, dated 1607. Sp-2658. 2.7 grams. AVF with mostly nice details (some weak areas), clear date, popular as the year of the founding of Jamestown in Virginia. Estimate: $175-$250. 2060. London, England, sixpence, James I (fourth bust), mintmark coronet, dated 1608. Sp-2658. 2.9 grams. Darkly toned VF, good details. Estimate: $125-$200. 2061. London, England, sixpence, James I (fourth bust), mintmark key, dated 1609. Sp-2658. 2.6 grams. Fine with nice details (bold date), old scuffing on bust, popular as the year of the founding of Bermuda. Estimate: $200-$300.

2062. Exeter, England, crown, Charles I, 1645, castle mintmark. Sp-3062. 27.8 grams. Toned VF with good details, typically slightly crude but very thick and impressive. Estimate: $600-$900. 2063. London, England, half crown, Charles I, mintmark anchor (1638-9), Tower mint. Sp-2775. 15.0 grams. Darkly toned AVF, slightly weak horse but otherwise decent detail for the issue. Estimate: $350-$500. 2064. London, England, half crown, Charles I, mintmark portcullis (1633-4), Tower mint. Sp-2771. 14.6 grams. Well-detailed Fine+ with slightly crude surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2065. Bridgnorth-on-Severn(?), England, half crown, Charles I, mintmark plume, dated 1646, very rare. Sp-3037. 14.3 grams. AVF with some flat spots but most details strong (especially the date and king’s name), crude black area on part of edge, lightly toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

2066. England (Commonwealth), half crown, mintmark sun, 1651. Sp-3215. 14.5 grams. Lovely VF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

2069. London, England, crown, Charles II, 1666. Sp-3355. 29.3 grams. Nice AVF with contrasting toning, minor edge-bruise.

Estimate: $300-$450.

2070. London, England, crown, Charles II, 1671 (TERTIO). Sp-3358. 29.5 grams. Richly toned VF with minor edge-bruise. Estimate: $200-$300.

2071. England (Rotherhithe, Surrey), copper halfpenny token

2067. England (Commonwealth), shilling, mintmark sun, 1649. Sp-3217. 5.5 grams. Fine+, somewhat lightly struck but with nice toning

all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

2068. England (Commonwealth), half groat (1649-60). Sp-3221. 1.0 gram. Lustrous AU (rare grade) with bold details, crude edge per

the issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

(mid- to late 1600s), Robert Webb, rare. 3.0 grams. Sailing ship on obverse with ROBERT WEBB in legend, other side with HIS HALFE PENY RHW and TAVERN ON REDRIFFE WALL in the legend, VF, even brown color. Estimate: $175-$240. 2072. England (Rotherhithe, Surrey), copper halfpenny token (mid- to late 1600s), Elizabeth Swan. 2.2 grams. Obverse with HER HALF PENY and ELIZABETH SWAN in legend, reverse with swan and AT REDERIFF in legend, nice AXF, attractive color. Estimate: $175-$240.

2073. England (Richmond, Surrey), copper halfpenny token, 1668, John Randell (Waterman’s Arms). 1.4 grams. Obverse with arms and IOHN RANDELL 1668 in legend, reverse with HIS HALFE PENNY ISR and IN RICHMOND in legend, dark Fine with light sediment on fields. Estimate: $175$240.

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2078. London, England, sixpence, Anne, 1703, with VIGO below bust. Sp-3590. 3.0 grams. Richly toned VF, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay. Estimate: $125-$200.

2074. London, England, half crown, William and Mary, 1689 (first reverse). Sp-3434. 14.9 grams. Deeply toned AVF, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

2079. London, England, shilling, George I, 1723-SSC (South Seas Company), encapsulated NGC MS-62. Sp-3647. Lustrous and choice, with toning around rims. Estimate: $350-$500.

2075. London, England, crown, Anne, 1703, with VIGO below bust. Sp-3576. 29.6 grams. Nice VF, lightly toned, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay. Estimate: $700$1,000.

2080. London, England, shilling, George I, 1723-SSC (South Seas Company). Sp-3647. 6.0 grams. Nice AXF with beautiful rich toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2076. London, England, half crown, Anne, 1703, with VIGO 2081. London, England, copper “dump� half penny, George I, below bust. Sp-3580. 14.9 grams. Nice VF, lightly toned, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay. Estimate: $250-$375.

1717. Sp-3659. 9.8 grams. Dark AXF, no problems, nice for issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

2082. London, England, half crown, George II, 1745, with 2077. London, England, half crown, Anne, 1703, with VIGO LIMA below bust. Sp-3695. 14.9 grams. Lustrous and lightly rainbow-

below bust. Sp-3580. 14.5 grams. Lightly toned About Fine with old scratches, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay. Estimate: $150-$225.

toned AXF, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $125-$200.

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2083. London, England, half crown, George II, 1746/5, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3695A. 15.0 grams. Beautifully toned AXF, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $175-$250.

2084. London, England, half crown, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3695A. 15.0 grams. Lustrous, silvery XF (no toning), popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $150-$225.

2086. London, England, shilling, George II, 1745, LIMA below bust. Sp-3703. 6.1 grams. Choice and prooflike Mint State, very flashy from luster and with beautiful toning around rims, super specimen of a popular type struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $350-$500.

2087. London, England, shilling, George II, 1745, LIMA below bust. Sp-3703. 6.0 grams. Very attractively toned XF, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $125-$200.

2088. London, England, shilling, George II, 1745, LIMA below bust. Sp-3703. 5.9 grams. Lightly toned AVF, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $90-$135.

2085. Lot of 3 London, England, George II issues with LIMA below bust: half crown 1745, shilling 1745, sixpence 1746. 23.6 grams total. Nice set of the 3 “easy� denominations of this popular type struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America, nicely toned AVF on average. Estimate: $250-$375.

2089. London, England, sixpence, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust, encapsulated NGC MS-64. Sp-3710A. Lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned, choice grade, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $250-$375.

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2090. London, England, sixpence, George II, 1746, LIMA below bust. Sp-3710A. 3.1 grams. Darkly toned XF with spots of bare silver near rims, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $90-$135.

2094. England (Middlesex), copper halfpenny “Conder” token, ca. 1795. D&H #363. 9.0 grams. Nice XF+, dark but with hint of rainbow toning, obverse with horse-drawn coach and MAIL COACH HALFPENNY / PAYABLE IN LONDON in legend and TO TRADE EXPEDITION & TO PROSPERITY PROTECTION in exergue, reverse with TO J. PALMER. ESQ. / THIS IS INSCRIBED AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE FOR BENEFITS RECED. FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL COACHES above script J F. Estimate: $35-$50.

2091. London, England, copper “cartwheel” twopence, George III, 1797. Sp-3776. 57.5 grams. Dark-brown AXF with minor rim-dings, a thick slug of a coin that was unpopular in its time (one-year issue). Estimate: $60-$90.

2095. English (Portsea, Hampshire) copper halfpenny “Conder” token, 1796. D&H 79. 9.7 grams. Dark VF with traces of original color, obverse with St. George slaying dragon and PROMISSORY - HALFPENNY in legend and 1796 in exergue, reverse with sailing ship, PAYABLE AT S.SALMONS I CURTNEY & E FROST PORTSEA X on edge. Estimate: $35-$50.

2092. London, England, copper “cartwheel” twopence, George III, 1797. Sp-3776. 57.0 grams. VF with a few stray marks, mostly dark but some original copper color, a thick slug of a coin that was unpopular in its time (one-year issue). Estimate: $35-$50. 2096. London, England, copper farthing, Victoria (young head), 1849, re-punched 4, rare (key date). Sp-3950. 4.8 grams. Mint State with much original “red” color and luster, one tiny carbon spot, no value given in Spink for this grade (and in the lower grades six times higher for this date than the others in the series). Estimate: $250$375.

2093. England (Coventry, Warwickshire), copper halfpenny “Conder” token, 1792. D&H 231. 11.8 grams. Nice XF with faint rainbow toning, obverse with Lady Godiva on horse and PRO BONO PUBLICO in legend and 1792 in exergue, reverse with castle on top of elephant and COVENTRY HALFPENNY in legend, PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ROBERT REYNOLDS & CO. on edge. Estimate: $50-$75.

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2097. London, England, crown, Victoria (Jubilee bust), 1887. Sp-3921. 28.1 grams. AXF with hint of luster and toning. Estimate:

2100. London, England, crown, George V, 1928, encapsulated PCGS MS-62. Sp-4036. Very lustrous and choice, mintage of only 9034 pieces. Estimate: $400-$600.

$60-$90.

2101. London, England, crown, George V, 1930. 2098. London, England, crown, Victoria (Jubilee bust), 1889.

Sp-4036. 28.4 grams. Lustrous AU-UNC with small scratch in hair, mintage of only

Sp-3921. 28.3 grams Lustrous and beautifully rainbow-toned XF with

4847 pieces. Estimate: $175-$250.

minor rim-nick. Estimate: $150-$225.

2099. London, England, double florin (4 shillings), Victoria, 2102. London, England, crown, George V, 1931, encapsulated 1887 Arabic 1 in date, encapsulated NGC MS-62. Sp-3923. Very lustrous and choice. Estimate: $80-$120.

NGC AU-55. Sp-4036. Very lustrous and choice (should be Mint State, mintage of only 4056 pieces. Estimate: $200-$300.

2103. London, England, crown, George V, 1933. Sp-4036. 28.3 grams. Lustrous AU-UNC with small scratch in neck, mintage of only

7132 pieces. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Guatemala (colonial) Pillars 2104. Guatemala, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI or Charles III, assayer P (1759-71), cut into the shape of a two-headed eagle. 2.5 grams. Fascinating artifact that shows just enough of the central design to attribute the mint and period, the peripheries all cut and hit with a small crescent-shaped punch for feathers, toned AVF for wear, holed at top, a popular colonialera symbol. Estimate: $200-$500.

Busts

2105. Guatemala, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821. KM-72. 0.8 gram. 2106. Guatemala, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821. KM-72. 0.8 gram. Choice BU, highly lustrous and with hint of toning. Estimate: $150$225.

BU with traces of toning on rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

Guatemala (Royalist?) 2107. Guatemala, copper 4 reales die trial, Ferdinand VII, 1821M, struck ca. 1850s, rare. 21.6 grams. Thick copper “coin� with full design of an 1821 4R, believed to be mid-19th century mint sport or test of some sort, but well worn (Fine with scratches and spots of dark toning) so most likely circulated as a coin in its time. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) 2108. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1839MA, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-4. Lustrous and lightly toned, full leaves, nice for issue. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Guatemala (Republic, Carrera)

2109. Guatemala, 4 reales, 1865R, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-140. Very flashy and lustrous, choice grade. Estimate: $300-$450. 2110. Guatemala, 2 reales, 1860R, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-134. Lustrous and lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150. 2111. Guatemala, 1/2 real, 1865R, encapsulated NGC MS-64. KM-138. Top grade, with hint of toning and luster. Estimate: $40-$60.

Guatemala (Republic) 2112. Lot of 2 Guatemala silver minors, both encapsulated NGC: 25 centavos, 1881E, AU details / surface hairlines; 10 centavos, 1881, MS63. Both lustrous and with just a hint of toning, no hairlines visible on the 25c (despite what the slab says). Estimate: $70-$100. 2113. Lot of 10 miscellaneous Guatemala copper-mix minors, all encapsulated NGC, including: Republic 1R 1901 (MS-61), 1c 1871 (MS61 RB), 1c 1881 (MS-62 BN), and 1c 1881 (UNC details / environmental damage); Provisional 5p 1923 (XF-45), 50c 1922 thin numerals (MS-64), and 25c 1915 (MS-62 BN); and reform coinage 1c 1929 (MS-64 RB), 1/2c 1932 (MS-65) and 1/2c 1946 (MS-64). Nice lot of late 19th- and early 20th-century minors in choice grade, all lustrous and a few with colorful toning, one coin (“environmental damage�) with minor carbon spots only (no photo available). Estimate: $100$150.

Guyana (Essequibo & Demerary)

Haiti (Western Republic, 1807-1818)

2115. Haiti, 6 centimes, AN 15 (1818), encapsulated NGC XF 2114. Essequibo & Demerary, 1/2 guilder, 1832, encapsulated details / surface hairlines. KM-17. Cute little piece, lustrous and NGC AU details / surface hairlines. KM-18. Lightly cleaned, starting to tone colorfully (especially at top). Estimate: $30-$45.

nicely toned, with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $40-$60.

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Haiti (Republic)

2116. Haiti, 50 centimes, AN 25 (1828). KM-20. 4.9 grams. Lustrous and mostly darkly toned UNC with faint adjustment marks on both sides, choice grade for issue. Estimate: $90-$135. 2117. Haiti, 50 centimes, AN 25 (1828). KM-20. 5.4 grams. Choice XF+ with beautiful contrasting toning, slightly off-center reverse. Estimate: $30-$45. 2118. Haiti, 50 centimes, 1882, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-47. Very flashy with luster, starting to tone here and there. Estimate: $100-$150.

Honduras 2119. Honduras, 4 reales, 1853TG. KM-20c. 8.0 grams. AVF with typically crude rims, so darkly toned it looks like just copper (40% silver), scarce and very undervalued in KM. Estimate: $200-$300. 2120. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1886 with retrograde 6. KM-50. 6.0 grams. AVF with contrasting toning, typically undervalued in KM. Estimate: $80-$120.

Hungary 2121. Hungary, proof 5 pengo pattern, 1929-BP, St. Laudislaus. KM-Pn171. 25.3 grams. Very flashy from luster with hint of incipient

toning, unpriced in KM. Estimate: $90-$135.

2122. Hungary, proof klippe 5 pengo pattern, 1929-BP, St. Laudislaus. KMPn171. 50.4 grams. Lustrous underneath a web of colorful toning, unpriced in KM. Estimate: $90-$135.

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2123. Hungary, proof klippe 2 pengo pattern, 1935-BP, R谩k贸czi bicentennial commemorative. KM-Pn175. 20.3 grams. Highly lustrous with web of toning, unpriced in KM. Estimate: $90-$135. 2124. Hungary, proof trial 5 pengo, 1938-BP, St. Stephan commemorative. KM-unl. 25.2 grams. Very lustrous but with hint of toning, probably rare as unlisted (different design from KM-516, with standing figure instead of bust). Estimate: $90-$135.

2125. Hungary, proof trial klippe 5 pengo, 1938-BP, St. Stephan commemorative. KM-unl. 50.1 grams. Very lustrous but with hint of toning, probably rare as unlisted (different design from KM-516, with standing figure instead of bust). Estimate: $90-$135. 2126. Hungary, proof trial 2 pengo, 1935-BP, R谩k贸czi bicentennial commemorative. KM-Pn175. 10.1 grams. Highly lustrous with web of toning, unpriced in KM. Estimate: $80-$120.

India 2127. Travancore, Indian States, 2 rupees, Bala Rama Varma VI (1931-43), Trivandrum mint, coronation (Narana). 19.2 grams. Lustrous Mint State with spotty black toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Ireland 2128. Ireland (Hiberno-Norse), penny, ca. 1035-60 AD, imitation of English Aethelred II Long Cross penny, rare. 0.9 gram. Variety with hands in 2 quadrants, choice, lustrous XF+ with beautiful toning. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

2129. NO LOT. 2130. Ireland, “harp� groat, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour (crowned H to left, crowned I to right (1536-7). 2.3 grams. Lustrous, good VF with nice toning all over, popular as the first coinage to show the harp as the symbol for Ireland as well as showing the initial I for the short-lived queen (mother of the future king Edward VI). Estimate: $175-$250. 2131. Ireland (Dublin), sixpence, Henry VIII, posthumous issue (1547-50). 2.1 grams. Nice facing portrait of the king and center of reverse but peripheries partially flat and with a hairline edge-split, lustrous and very lightly toned VF, mintmark not visible (probably harp). Estimate: $275-$400. 2132. Ireland, silver groat, Philip and Mary, 1555. 2.7 grams. Lightly corroded VF with some bold legends, some toning. Estimate: $200$300.

2133. Ireland, silver groat, Philip and Mary, 1556. 3.2 grams. Softly struck XF with particularly well-detailed Mary, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375. 2134. Ireland, silver groat, Philip and Mary, 1557. 3.0 grams. Nice F+ with typically soft centers, good legends, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $275-$400. 2135. Ireland, silver groat, Philip and Mary, 1558. 2.8 grams. Lightly corroded VF with small chip in edge, lightly toned all over, some green spots. Estimate: $90-$135.

2136. Ireland, crown, Charles I, Ormonde issue (1643-4), plain S, with cancellation hole in center, rare. KM-64. 29.6 grams. Nicely toned Fine with typically crude edge (as made), popular Royalist issue during the English interregnum. Estimate: $350-$500. 2137. Ireland, shilling, Charles I, Ormonde issue (1643-4). KM-60. 5.5 grams. Heavily worn (Good) but with the spartan details clear, nearly octagonal shape, popular Royalist issue during the English interregnum. Estimate: $90-$135.

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2138. Ireland, sixpence, Charles I, Ormonde issue (1643-4). Sp-6547. 3.0 grams. Nicely toned Fine with good details, popular Royalist issue during the English interregnum. Estimate: $175-$250. 2139. Ireland, threepence, Charles I, Ormonde issue (1643-4). KM-57. 1.2 grams. Nicely toned Fine with hole near edge, popular Royalist issue during the English interregnum. Estimate: $70-$100. 2140. Ireland, copper half penny, Charles II, 1681. Sp-6575. 6.8 grams. Bold Fine with damaged surfaces, good details. Estimate: $35$50.

2141. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” half crown, James II, 1689 (November), encapsulated NGC AU-50 BN. KM-95. Choice grade, some original brass color peeking out of brown toning, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $350-$500. 2142. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” half crown, James II, 1689 (October). KM-95. 14.6 grams. Nice AXF with bold details, some original color, light porosity, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $110-$175. 2143. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” half crown, James II, 1690 (May), encapsulated NGC AU-55 BN. KM-95. Darkly toned, struck slightly off-center, choice grade, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $300-$450.

2144. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” half crown, James II, 1690 (May). KM-95. 15.2 grams. Bold AXF, some original color, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $125-$200. 2145. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” shilling, James II, 1689 (November). KM-94. 6.6 grams. Darkly toned VF, some high points brassy, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $50-$75. 2146. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” shilling, James II, 1690 (May), encapsulated MS-62 BN. KM-94. Top grade, with much original color, popular issue made from cannons (and other things) during the Williamite War, with month of issue stated so that redemption in silver after the war could be done in stages. Estimate: $500-$750.

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2147. Ireland, copper “gunmoney” crown, James II, 1690, struck over a 1689 half crown (both dates visible). Sp-6578. 15.6 grams. Chocolate-brown VF+ with traces of undercoin visible, second “small” issue with new design disguising a devaluation by half and

omitting the month of issue (as redemption became less certain). Estimate: $250-$375. 2148. Ireland, copper half penny, William and Mary, 1694. KM-109. 7.8 grams. Dark VF, good details, nice grade for issue. Estimate: $200-$300. 2149. Ireland, copper farthing, George II, 1760. KM-135. 4.7 grams. Dark AXF, no big problems. Estimate: $50-$75.

2150. Ireland, copper half penny, George III, 1782. KM-140. 8.2 2151. Ireland, 30 pence bank token, George III, 1808. KM-Tn4. grams. VF+ with old scratches in field, minor rim-ding. Estimate: $60-$90.

12.3 grams. Nice AVF with attractive contrasting toning. Estimate:

$50-$75.

Italy/Italian States Milan 2152. Milan, Italy, ducatone, Philip IV of Spain, 1622. Dav-4001. 31.4 grams. Large coin with nice full portrait and arms, some legend, deeply toned AVF or so. Estimate: $200-$300.

Naples

2153. Naples, Italy, gigliato, Robert of Anjou (1309-43). Biaggi 2154. Naples, Italy, coronato, Ferdinand I (1458-94) mintmaster 1634. 3.8 grams. Nice AXF with full details, vibrant rainbow toning,

small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

Jacobo Contrullo (Gothic C behind bust). 3.9 grams. Nicely detailed AXF with doubled face, good cross, much legend, lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2155. Naples, Italy, coronato, Ferdinand I (1458-94) mintmaster Jacobo Contrullo (Latin C behind bust). 4.0 grams. Lustrous AXF with well-detailed bust (doubled face), full cross with contrast in crevices, much legend. Estimate: $150-$225. 2156. Naples, Italy, tari, Philip IV of Spain, 1622MC-C. 5.9 grams. Beautifully toned AU (choice grade), nicely detailed and lustrous. Estimate: $125-$200. 2157. Naples, Italy, 4 tari, Philip IV of Spain, 1647P-M. 10.2 grams. AVF with dark, contrasting toning, typically crude but with nice bust, bold king’s ordinal IIII and full (but doubled) date 1647. Estimate: $90-$135.

Sicily

2158. Sicily, Italy, pierreale, Frederick the Simple (1355-77), encapsulated PCGS AU-58. Lustrous and choice, with tiny split in edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

2159. Sicily, Italy, carlino, Ferdinand I (1458-94).

3.9 grams.

Beautifully toned XF with full details. Estimate: $150-$225.

Korea 2160. Korea, 1 yang, (1898), encapsulated PCGS AU-55. KM1119. Muted luster, small bits of toning in crevices. Estimate: $300-

$450.

Lithuania

2161. Lithuania, half groschen (pusgrasis), Sigismund II, 1545, very rare first date. 1.2 grams. Lustrous AU, almost prooflike. Estimate: $250-$375.

2162. Lithuania, half groschen (pusgrasis), Sigismund II, 1554, rare date. 1.1 grams. Well-detailed VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

Malta 2163. Malta, Knights of the Order of St John, copper grano, Emmanuel de Rohan, 1776. KM-296.1. 1.4 grams. AVF with dark, crusty fields, original copper color on high points. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Mexico (colonial) Pillars

2164. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM-103; CT-781. 26.8 grams. Nicely toned AXF, scarce as non-salvage.

Estimate: $250-$375.

2165. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF. KM-103; CT-797. 26.6 grams. Bold VF+, nicely toned, part of edge

slightly crude. Estimate: $200-$300.

2166. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754MF, crowns alike. KM-104.1; CT-333. 27.0 grams. Prooflike AU+ with minor adjustment marks, lovely toning all over, lustrous fields. Estimate: $500-$750.

2167. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760MM. KM-104.2; CT-346. 27.0 grams. Lightly toned XF with a few old marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

2168. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761MM, cross between I and S. KM-105; CT-888. 27.1 grams. XF with attractive toning around details, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

2169. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1763/ 2MF, scarce. KM-105; CT-895. 26.8 grams. Toned AVF or so with lots of old marks but bold overdate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2170. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1763MF.

2173. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770FM.

KM-105; CT-897. 27.0 grams. Toned XF with lustrous fields, no

KM-105; CT-912. 25.3 grams. Lightly corroded surfaces as from

problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

unidentified salvage, AU details, lightly rainbow-toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

2171. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1764MF, with chopmarks. KM-105; CT-899. 27.0 grams. Bright and lustrous XF sprinkled with both large and small chopmarks and several testpunches as from circulation in the Orient. Estimate: $250-$375.

2172. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1764MF.

2174. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM. KM-105; CT-914. 26.9 grams. Softly struck AXF, deeply rainbow-toned

all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-105; CT-899. 25.0 grams. Lightly corroded surfaces as from

2175. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM.

unidentified salvage, AU details, lightly rainbow-toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-105; CT-914. 25.4 grams. Lightly corroded surfaces as from

unidentified salvage, AU details, lightly rainbow-toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

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2176. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1737MF. KM-84; CT-1284. 6.4 grams. Richly toned AVF or so, no problems. Estimate: $90-$135. 2177. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1753M. KM-86.1; CT-493. 6.7 grams. Bold VF+, problem-free, no toning. Estimate: $150-$225. 2178. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1755M. KM-75.2; CT-580. 3.3 grams. Attractively toned XF with nice rims. Estimate: $100-$150. 2179. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1753/2M, rare (unlisted). KM-unl. (cf. 67.1). 1.7 grams. Silvery VF (no toning), clear overdate that is unlisted in Gilboy. Estimate: $100-$150.

2180. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2R, Ferdinand VI and Charles III: 1748M, 1758M, 1760M. 4.7 grams total. AVF on average, all nicely toned and problem-free. Estimate: $125-$200.

Busts

2181. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1775FM. 2182. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1778FF. KM-106.2; CT-920. 26.8 grams. Lightly toned AXF, no problems.

KM-106.2; CT-926. 26.6 grams. Lustrous XF+ but fraught with small

Estimate: $125-$200.

marks all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

2183. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780FF. KM-106.2; CT-930. 26.3 grams. VF+, no problems. Estimate: $90-$135.

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2184. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1786FM. 2186. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1792FM. KM-106.2; CT-939. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU with gorgeous rainbow toning all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-109; CT-685. 26.9 grams. Choice XF+ with deep toning all over.

2185. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1788FM.

KM-109; CT-687. 26.8 grams. Nice VF with contrasting toning in legends.

KM-106.2; CT-942. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU+, very faintly toned and

Estimate: $75-$110.

Estimate: $125-$200.

2187. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794FM. problem-free. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 27-28, 2001, with lot-tag #1151. Estimate: $150-$225.

2188. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794FM, loaded with tiny chopmarks. KM-109; CT-687. 26.2 grams. About Fine with bold legends, dozens of chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. With Art of Money photo-certificate from 2000. Estimate: $50-$75. 2189. Lot of 4 Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV: 1796FM, 1799FM (2, one with countermark), and 1803FT. KM109. 26.6 to 26.9 grams each. AVF

on average, mostly toned, no big problems, one with old, unidentified “ J U � countermark on neck. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2190. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808TH. KM-109; CT-709. 27.0 grams. Lustrous XF, attractively toned. Estimate:

$100-$150. 2191. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (“armored” bust), 1809TH. KM-110; CT-539. 26.9 grams. Flashy BU, nice strike, hairlines under bust. Estimate: $200-$300. 2192. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (“armored” bust), 1810HJ. KM-110; CT-543. 26.9 grams. Beautifully toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

2193. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar and bust 8 reales, Charles III through Ferdinand VII, all more or less damaged: 1770MF, 1789FM (non-trans), 1794FM, 1795FM, 1819JJ, and 1821JJ. 22.9 to 26.5 grams each. VG on average, mostly toned, the 1770 and 1789 with heavy scratches and the 1821 crudely holed. Estimate: $150-$225.

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2194. Denomination set (short) of 8-4-2-1 reales, Charles III-IV, all Fine or so, as follows: 8R 1800FM, 4R 1797FM, 2R 1782FF, 1R 1782FF. 48.8 grams. Mostly toned Fine, no big problems, nice representative set. Estimate: $175-$250. 2195. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1784FM, rare assayer. KM-88.2; CT-unl. (Type 141). 6.3 grams. About Fine with spotty toning but still decent for a hole-filling rarity. Estimate: $80-$120. 2196. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820JJ, rare. KM-93; CT-954. 6.3 grams. Nicely toned Fine with hole at top, key date in the series (unpriced above VG in KM). Estimate: $125-$200.

2197. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1782FF, with “F. COY� countermarks (one on each side) for merchant in Trinidad (?). KM-78.2; CT-1564. 3.0 grams. Host coin no better than VG but with clear legends and nicely toned, the countermarks higher grade but not completely attributed. Estimate: $100-$150. 2198. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1799/8. KM-62; CT-1398. 0.8 gram. Lustrous UNC, lightly toned. Estimate: $125-$200. 2199. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 1 cuarto (tlaco), Ferdinand VII, 1814. KM-63; CT-1624. 3.4 grams. Nice VF with dark and partially crusty fields, light high points, first date of type. Estimate: $75-$110.

Mexico (War of Independence) Guadalajara (Royalist) 2200. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815MR, rare. KM-102.2; CT-719. 13.1 grams. Decent AVF (lightly cleaned at some point), key date for type. Pedigreed to the Superior auction of February 6-8, 1978, with original auction-lot envelope. Estimate: $150$225.

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National Congress

Guanajuato (Royalist)

2202. National Congress, Mexico, copper 2 reales, 1814. KM212. 5.1 grams. Bold but unevenly struck VF, dark all over. Estimate: 2201. Guanajuato, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, $110-$175. 1822JM. KM-111.4; CT-454. 25.9 grams. VF with crudely corroded obverse (and a few spots of encrustation), nice reverse. Estimate: $60-$90.

Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD)

2203. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1812. 2205. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813. KM-233.2. 24.8 grams. Bold VF with rim-bumps, crude strike as usual,

KM-234. 20.1 grams. Crude AVF with old scratches, thick flan.

darkly toned. Estimate: $35-$50.

Estimate: $35-$50.

2204. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, with T.C. (Tierra Caliente), scarce. KM-248. 22.0 grams. Decent AVF with interesting sunburst-dash border. Estimate: $50-$75.

KM-234. 17.3 grams. XF with some original mint luster on date side,

2206. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1814. adjustment marks on rims, better date. Estimate: $40-$60.

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2207. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1814. KM-234. 20.6 grams. Bold VF+ with some areas of light corrosion, nice color, better date. Estimate: $35-$50. 2208. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1814. KM-234. 27.6 grams. Partially lustrous XF but with lots of scratches all around the edge, presumably to lower the weight of a very overweight flan. Estimate: $35-$50. 2209. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, silver 1/2 real, 1813. KM-221. 1.6 grams. Nicely toned AVF with crudely doubled bow-andarrow side. Estimate: $175-$250.

Puebla (Zacatlán/Osorno)

San Luis Potosí (Royalist)

2210. Zacatlán, Puebla, Mexico, copper 1 real, 1813. KM-251. 2.5 grams. Decent VF, darkly toned, generally rare issue. Estimate: $250$375.

Sombrerete (Vargas/Royalist)

2211. San Luis Potosí (Sierra de Pinos), Mexico, Ferdinand VII, copper 1/4 real, 1814. KM-A172. 3.3 grams. Typically crude Fine with weak centers, pillars side bold, generally rare issue. Estimate: $200$300.

Supreme National Congress

2212. Sombrerete (Vargas), Mexico, 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1811. 2214. Supreme National Congress, Mexico, silver 1/2 real, 1812. KM-173. 5.2 grams. Nicely toned AVF for the issue, crudely struck as

usual. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-unl. 2.0 grams. AXF with part near edge weak on both sides but

otherwise well detailed and choice for the issue, listed in KM only in copper. Estimate: $200-$300.

2213. Sombrerete (Vargas), Mexico, 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1812. KM-172. 1.4 grams. Unevenly struck VF+, some flat areas but also some nice details, no toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Zacatecas (Royalist)

2215. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818AG. KM-111.5; CT-689. 25.8 grams. Deeply toned VF for the issue, with weak centers, interesting “CHS� engraved on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150. 2216. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821RG. KM-111.5; CT-697. 26.9 grams. Lustrous Mint State with toning around details, rare grade for this issue. Estimate: $250-$375. 2217. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821AG, rare. KM-74.3; CT-1426. 1.6 grams. Nice Fine+ for the issue, no toning, crude rims (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico (Empire) 2218. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, Maximilian, 1867. KM-388.1. 26.8 grams. Lightly cleaned VF+ with minor rim-bruise, starting to

tone at rims. Estimate: $70-$100.

Mexico (Republic)

2219. Alamos, Mexico, 8 reales, 1872AM, scarce. KM-377. 26.8 2220. Zacatecas, Mexico, 8 reales, 1875JA, with chopmarks and grams. Cleaned AVF with minor crude spots around rim. Estimate:

$50-$75.

inkstamp. KM-377.13. 26.9 grams. AVF or so, interesting for its tiny chopmarks and large, square inkstamp as from circulation in the Orient. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2221. Chihuahua, Mexico, 8 reales, 1887MM. KM-377.2. 27.1 grams. Richly toned XF, minor bulge in planchet below and to right of eagle. Estimate: $60-$90. 2222. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, 1827JM, with “1842� countermark. KM-372.8. 3.3 grams. Fine with toning around details, bold countermark with date in large digits (significance unknown). Estimate: $100-$150. 2223. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, 1848/7GC/RC. KM-370.9. 1.6 grams. Prooflike Mint State, very flashy, top grade. Estimate: $200$300.

2224. Lot of 2 Mexico 1/4R: 1843MoLR and 1847/5SLPi. 0.8 to 0.9 grams. Both AXF, nicely toned and problem-free. Estimate: $50$75.

2225. Lot of 3 State copper 1/4R: Zacatecas 1825 and 1832, Chihuahua 1865. 24.3 grams total. The 1865 dark AVF but the other two brassy VG, no big problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (Revolutionary)

2226. Chihuahua (Hidalgo del Parral), Mexico, 1 peso, 1913. KM-611. 26.9 grams. Lustrous (lightly cleaned) XF for the issue (typically softly struck in places). Estimate: $150-$225.

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2227. Durango (Cuéncame), Mexico, 1 peso, “Muera Huerta,” 1914. KM-621. 22.9 grams. Nice AU with die-cracks on eagle, curious and popular issue under Pancho Villa. Estimate: $500-$750.

2229. Durango (Cuéncame), Mexico, 1 peso, “Muera Huerta,” 1914. KM-621. 20.1 grams. Crude F-VF with greenish-yellow toning, curious and popular issue under Pancho Villa. Estimate: $200-$300.

2230. Oaxaca, Mexico, copper provisional 3 centavos, 1915, 2228. Durango (Cuéncame), Mexico, 1 peso, “Muera Huerta,” 1914. KM-621. 27.9 grams. Unevenly struck VF+ nicely toned, curious and popular issue under Pancho Villa. Estimate: $300-$450.

PROVISIO variety. KM-711. 2.7 grams. Mint State with much original “red” color and luster, rare grade. Estimate: $350-$500. 2231. Oaxaca, Mexico, copper provisional 1 centavo, 1915. KM709. 1.9 grams. Mint State with traces of original “red” color and luster, rare grade. Estimate: $350-$500.

Mexico (Republic decimal)

2232. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1921. KM-462. 26.5 grams. Lightly cleaned UNC, very lustrous, with incipient toning around rims. Estimate: $225-$350. 2233. Mexico City, Mexico, 25 centavos, 1883M. KM-406.7. 6.9 grams. Choice BU, very flashy, hairlines on fields on reverse. Estimate: $110-$175.

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Netherlands (Spanish)

2234. Overijssel, Spanish Netherlands, philipdaalder, Philip II, 1563. Delm-49. 31.3 grams. Decent Fine with bold legends, uneven toning, some old scratches. Estimate: $110-$175.

2235. Gelderland, Spanish Netherlands, philipdaalder, Philip II, 1558. Delm-29a. 33.7 grams. Problem-free AVF with light toning all over. Pedigreed to the Bowers & Ruddy auction of December 15-18, 1981, with original lot tag #2225. Estimate: $175-$250.

2237. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), patagon, Philip IV, 1622. KM-53.1. 28.0 grams. Lightly toned AVF, no problems. Estimate: $175-$250.

2238. Tournai, Spanish Netherlands, patagon, Philip IV, 1646. KM-A42. 28.1 grams. Bold, lightly cleaned VF with a few old marks,

small split in edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

2236. Gelderland, Spanish Netherlands, 1/2 philipdaalder, Philip II, 1562. Delm-61. 16.5 grams. Nice Fine+ with bold legends, lightly toned, no problems. Estimate: $225-$350. 2239. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, patagon, Charles II, 1678. KM-63. 27.6 grams. Well-detailed XF but with very crude edge (cracks

and irregular shape, as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

2240. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, 1640. KM-72.1. 32.2 grams. VF with bold legends, no big problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Netherlands (United)

2241. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1589. Delm- 2244. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1641. 831. 27.2 grams. AVF with slightly uneven strike, no big problems,

traces of toning and luster. Estimate: $75-$110.

Delm-836 (unlisted date). 27.3 grams. AVF with bold legends and date, slightly crude interiors. Estimate: $90-$135.

2242. Gelderland, United Netherlands, rijksdaalder, 1592. Delm- 2245. Campen, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1652. Delm803. 28.4 grams. Attractively toned AXF with hairline fractures and

damage on rim above crown. Estimate: $225-$350.

2243. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1623/ 2. Delm-836 (unlisted overdate). 27.0 grams. VF+ but with lots of tiny marks, bold overdate, traces of toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

862. 26.7 grams. Toned Fine with green spots, uneven strike but most of legends bold. Estimate: $60-$90.

2246. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, silver ducat, 1662. KM-47. 28.0 grams. Choice, somewhat lustrous XF+ with nice interiors,

parts of rim crude (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

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2247. Lot of 2 United Netherlands “rider” ducatoons (Zeeland 1761 and Utrecht 1770) recovered from the stomach of an alligator in 1815. 52.3 grams total. Both coins heavily worn (G-VG) but contrastingly toned, not really of numismatic value so much as curious artifacts due to the circumstances of their recovery (see accompanying note). With old note in script handwriting that reads: “These two Duccatoons were found, together with a silver rial, in the stomach of an alligator caught in a Malayan river, in 1815. Part of the socket of a knee-bone of a human-being was discovered at the same time.” Estimate: $200-$500.

2248. Dordrecht, United Netherlands, silver jeton, 1588, defeat of the Spanish Armada. 6.1 grams. Well-detailed XF, beautifully toned, whose legends commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, scarce and popular. Estimate: $400-$600.

Netherlands (East India Co.)

2249. Dutch East India Co. (Utrecht mint), gulden, 1793, with “Madura star” countermark for Madura Island (Sumenep), Indonesia. KM-102 (host). 10.6 grams. Nicely toned VF+, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150. 2250. Lot of 10 Holland, Netherlands, 2 stuivers, various dates (1722, 1731, 1760, 1768, 1773, 1789, 1790, 1791 [2] and 1792). KM-48. 14.0 grams total. Fine on average, nice little “starter collection” of different dates. Estimate: $100-$150.

2251. Lot of 5 Dutch East India Co. copper duits, various mints, dated 1745-90, all from the “Galle Fort treasure.” 2.6 to 3.0 grams each. All lightly corroded VF or so, some with

original color, all with clear details. From the “Galle Fort treasure,” with original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $60-$90. 2252. Lot of 6 Dutch East India Co. copper duits, various dates and mints (1732-91). 19.3 grams total. AVF on average, nice brown color on most, nice little “starter collection” of different dates and mints. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Panama (Republic)

2253. Panama, 1 balboa, 1934, encapsulated ANACS MS-63. KM-13. Lightly cleaned and lustrous, with a few small nicks in the fields, starting to tone around rims. Estimate: $100-$150. 2254. Panama, 1/4 balboa, 1934, encapsulated NGC MS-64, ex-Whittier collection. KM-11.1. Lustrous, with hint of golden toning, top grade (among the finest reported) and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (so stated in the slab). Estimate: $350-$500. 2255. Panama, 1/10 balboa, 1932, encapsulated NGC AU-58. KM-10.1. Lightly cleaned, no toning, nice luster, rare grade. Estimate: $300-$450.

2256. Panama, 50 centésimos, 1904.

KM-5. 24.9 grams. Lightly cleaned AXF, scarce issue as most were melted. Estimate: $60-$90.

2257. Panama, 50 centésimos, 1905. KM-5. 24.9 grams. Nicely toned VF+, scarce issue as most were melted. Estimate: $70-$100.

2258. Panama, 10 centésimos, 1904. KM-3. 5.0 grams. XF with hint of luster underneath good toning, no problems. Estimate: $60-$90. 2259. Panama, copper-nickel 5 centésimos, 1932, encapsulated NGC MS-64, ex-Whittier collection. KM-9. Highly lustrous and lightly golden-toned, top grade (equal to finest reported) and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (so stated in the slab). Estimate: $200-$300. 2260. Panama, 2-1/2 centésimos, 1904. KM-1. 1.3 grams. Tiny little coin, nicely toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $25-$40.

2261. Panama, copper-nickel 2-1/2 centésimos, 1907, encapsulated NGC MS-63, ex-Whittier collection. KM-7.1. Flashy luster, top grade (among the finest reported) and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (so stated in the slab). Estimate: $100$150.

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2262. Panama, proof 20 balboas, 1971, 150th anniversary of independence. KM-29. Blindingly flashy and cameo, but a few faint marks probably keep it below PR-68, 3.85 oz of pure silver in any case, a non-circulating legal tender coin originally promoted as “the world’s largest and heaviest silver coin.” Estimate: $60-$90.

2263. Panama, proof 20 balboas, 1974, Bolívar commemorative. KM-31. Gem cameo proof (probably PR-70), with all original packaging, 3.85 of pure silver, a non-circulating legal tender coin promoted to collectors as “the world’s largest and heaviest silver coin” when it was made. With original case and certificate, letter and advertisement (order form receipt) from the Franklin Mint. Estimate: $75-$110.

Paraguay (Republic)

2264. Paraguay, 4 centésimos, 1870-Shaw, encapsulated NGC MS-63 RB. KM-4.1. Light color and lustrous, with faint surface hairlines, minimal carbon spots. Estimate: $100-$150. 2265. Paraguay, 4 centésimos, 1870-Shaw, encapsulated NGC MS-62 RB. KM-4.1. Lustrous and lightly toned, no carbon spots but still a few surface hairlines. Estimate: $70-$100. 2266. Paraguay, 2 centésimos, 1870-Shaw, encapsulated NGC MS-64 RB. KM-3. Light color, much original luster (especially on the reverse). Estimate: $100-$150. 2267. Paraguay, 1 centesimo, 1870-Shaw, encapsulated NGC MS-64 RB. KM-2. Lustrous and almost prooflike, minimal carbon spots. Estimate: $50-$75. 356


Peru (colonial) Pillars

2269. Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757/6/5JM, 2268. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767JM, singledot mintmark, with chopmarks. KM-A64.2; CT-843. 26.6 grams. Lustrous XF+ (no toning) with plenty of (mostly large) chopmarks and test-punches on both sides, including one large swastika, as circulated in the Orient. Estimate: $250-$375.

rare (unlisted with multiple overdate). KM-unl. (cf. 53); CT-unl. (cf. 478). 6.7 grams. Nicely toned AXF with sediment in crevices, clear multiple overdate that is missing in Gilboy. Estimate: $200-$300. 2270. Lima, Peru, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1756JM. KM51; CT-642. 1.7 grams. Lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $90-$135.

Busts

KM-78;

2273. Lima, Per u, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805JP,

CT-856. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned AU, very lustrous and well struck.

encapsulated PCGS MS-62. KM-97; CT-662. Very flashy with luster (looks brand new!), well struck, rare grade. Estimate: $500-$750.

2271. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1775MJ. Estimate: $250-$375.

2272. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1802IJ, with chopmarks. KM-97; CT-657. 26.5 grams. Lightly toned Fine with traces of cloth impression and loaded with both large and tiny chopmarks as circulated in the Orient. Estimate: $60-$90.

2274. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808JP. KM-97; CT665. 27.1 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned AU with muted luster.

Estimate: $125-$200.

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2275. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JP, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-117.1; CT-480. Lustrous and high grade (rare thus) but with surface hairlines, nice toning around rims. Estimate: $400-$600.

2277. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1782MI. KM-76; CT-1278. 7.0 grams. Lightly toned XF+, nice strike. Estimate: $75$110.

2278. Lima, Peru, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821JP. KM-114.1; CT-1140. 3.3 grams. Mint State (or close to it) with original luster on rainbow-toned fields, very pretty. Estimate: $250-$375.

2279. Lima, Peru, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (“imaginary 2276. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818JP.

KM-

117.1; CT-486. 27.1 grams. Lustrous XF+, slightly crude centers and

bust�), 1808JP, rare. KM-103.1; CT-1300. 1.6 grams. About Fine with contrasting toning, one of only about 6 known. Estimate: $200$300.

rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

Peru (Republic)

2280. Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1826G, encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-142.2. Lustrous and faintly toned, with surface hairlines. Estimate:

2281. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1828JM, encapsulated PCGS AU-

$150-$225.

58. KM-142.1. Flashy luster near rims, light surface hairlines in fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2282. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, 1855MB, encapsulated NGC UNC details / surface hairlines. KM-151.3. Frosty, lustrous Mint State but lightly cleaned. Estimate: $300-$450.

2283. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, 1827JM, with “H.I.KIM�(?) countermark. KM-141.1. 6.8 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned Fine with unidentified countermark in large, lightly impressed letters (last letter uncertain). Estimate: $200-$300. 2284. Lima, Peru, 1 real, 1827JM, encapsulated NGC XF-45. KM-145.1. Attractively rainbow-toned. Estimate: $40-$60. 2285. Lima, Peru, 1 real, 1860YB, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-181. Flashy coin, very bright and lustrous. Estimate: $50-$75.

2286. Ayacucho, Peru, 5 pesetas, 1881B, encapsulated NGC AU details / excessive surface hairlines. KM-201.3. Lightly cleaned but with nice incipient toning, scarce 3-year type. Estimate: $600$900. 2287. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1888TF, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-196.24. Lustrous and choice BU. Estimate: $125-$200. 2288. Lima, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1863YB, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-191. Deeply rainbow-toned, with original luster. Estimate: $50$75. 2289. Lima, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1865YB, encapsulated NGC MS-62. KM-191. Lustrous and choice BU. Estimate: $50-$75. 2290. Lot of 3 Lima, Peru, miscellaneous minors, all encapsulated NGC: 50 centavos, 1858YB seated - short hair (UNC details / surface hairlines); 1/2 sol, 1923 flat-top 3 (AU58); and copper 2 centavos, 1877 (MS-63 BN). The 50c is lustrous from light cleaning, but the other two coins have original mint luster and some rainbow toning (no photo available). Estimate: $35-$50.

Portugal 2291. Lisbon, Portugal, billon real, Joao I (1385-1433). 2.9 grams. All central detail and most of the Gothic legends visible, VF with lots of patina and dark copper color near parts of rim. From a hoard found near Pombal, Portugal, with a map and explanation. Estimate: $60$90.

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2292. Lisbon, Portugal, tostão (100 reis), Manuel I (1495-1521). 7.7 grams. Bold VF with deeply rainbow-toned fields (good contrast) Estimate: $150-$225. 2293. Lisbon, Portugal, tostão (100 reis), Sebastian (1557-78), large cross. 7.6 grams. Broad flan with nice central details, most of legends but part of edge crude (as made), VF+ with spotty dark toning. Estimate: $175-$250. 2294. Lisbon, Portugal, tostão (100 reis), Sebastian (1557-78), small cross. 8.2 grams. Good and nearly full crown and shield and cross, much legend but also some flat spots, AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $110-$175.

2295. Lisbon, Portugal, tostão (100 reis), Philip III of Spain (1598-1621). KM-6. 7.7 grams. Bold full cross, nice but doubled shield, AXF with some peripheral flatness. Estimate: $225-$350. 2296. Lisbon, Portugal, half cruzado (200 reis), John IV (1640-57). KM-49. 10.3 grams. Bold and full but off-center shield and crown with denomination 200 to right, good full cross (well centered), lustrous AXF with toning around details. Estimate: $150-$225. 2297. Porto, Portugal, half cruzado (200 reis), John IV (1640-57). KM-49. 8.9 grams. Nicely toned XF with full and well-detailed central design (a few old marks), edge lightly clipped long ago. Estimate: $150-$225.

2298. Porto, Portugal, tostão (100 reis), John IV (1640-57). KM-44. 4.5 grams. XF+ with choice inner detail, some legend bold, edge lightly clipped in its time. Estimate: $110-$175. 2299. Porto, Portugal, 120 reis countermark (1642) on a Sebastian tostão (100 reis). 7.7 grams. Richly toned Fine+ with full but somewhat soft details, bold countermark at edge (with small crack). Estimate: $150-$225. 2300. Porto, Portugal, 120 reis countermark (1642) on a Philip III tostão (100 reis). 7.2 grams. Unevenly struck AVF, mostly darkly toned, bold countermark at edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

2301. Porto, Portugal, 60 reis countermark (1642) on a Philip III meio tostão (50 reis). 3.5 grams. Bold details but crude (as made) toward the edge, lightly rainbow-toned VF, the countermark bold and so deeply impressed as to make the coin concave. Estimate: $75-$110.

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2302. Lisbon, Portugal, half cruzado (200 reis), Alfonso VI, 1663. KM-82. 8.9 grams. Nice VF with slightly doubled centers, bold legends, light rainbow toning all over. Estimate: $250-$375. 2303. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, Peter II, 1687. KM-145.2. 17.1 grams. Lightly toned XF with a few small scrapes, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $150-$225. 2304. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, Peter II, 1690. KM-154.2. 16.9 grams. Lustrous AU with hint of toning, very nice. Estimate: $300$450.

Puerto Rico (under Spain)

2305. Puerto Rico, 1/2 dollar, lis countermark (1884) on USA

2306. Puerto Rico, 1/4 dollar, lis countermark (1884) on USA

seated Liberty 1/2 dollar 1854. KM-10. 11.5 grams. Host AVG, countermark F, with some contrasting toning, popular issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

seated Liberty 1/4 dollar (date not visible). KM-6. 6.0 grams. Host Fair with hole near edge, countermark VG, richly toned, popular issue. Estimate: $125-$200.

Rhodes

2307. Rhodes, Knights of the Order of St John, gigliato, Raymond Berengar (1365-74). 3.9 grams. Broad-flan XF+/AU with full Gothic legends, attractive rainbow toning. Estimate: $125-$200. 2308. Rhodes, Knights of the Order of St John, gigliato, Juan Fernรกndez of Heredia (1376-96). 3.9 grams. Bold XF with some peripheral flatness, streaks of toning, particularly nice cross. Estimate: $175-$250. 2309. Rhodes, Knights of the Order of St John, gigliato, Philibert of Naillac (1396-1421). 3.7 grams. Lustrous XF/AU with nice centers, legends mostly flat. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Russia 2310. Moscow, Russia, polushka, Ivan IV (1534-47). <0.1 gram. Absolutely tiny coin (known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;wire moneyâ&#x20AC;?), very thin and no more than 8.5mm in diameter, well-detailed and deeply toned XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

Scotland

2311. Scotland, silver penny, Alexander III (1249-86), second coinage. 1.3 grams. Well-detailed VF with nice toning, unusually even strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

2314. Scotland, 60 shillings, James VI (1603-25), Briot issue. 29.5 grams. Darkly toned Fine+, full legends, nice shield. Estimate:

$500-$750.

2312. Scotland, groat, David II (1329-71), second coinage, class C. 4.4 grams Nicely toned but unevenly struck AVF, some flat spots and doubling. Estimate: $150-$225.

2315. Scotland, 10 shillings, James VI, 1582. Sp-5490. 7.2 grams. Choice XF with rich toning all over, slightly weak face and part of shield, particularly nice legends, quite lovely. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 26, 1991, with lot-tag #772. Estimate: $500-$750.

2313. Scotland, ryal (sword dollar), James VI, 1571. Sp-5472. 29.7 grams. Bold legends and sword, weak shield, AVF with light toning.

Estimate: $500-$750.

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2316. Scotland, 12 shillings, James VI (1603-25). 5.3 grams. AVF with very bold full shield, weak but full portrait, much legend, contrastingly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

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2317. Scotland, 12 shillings, Charles I (1625-49), Briotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s milled coinage. 5.6 grams. AVF with crisp detail but weak bust, nice legends, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

2318. Scotland, half merk, Charles I, hammered issue (ca. 1636). KM-72. 3.2 grams. Richly toned Fine with most of legends and part of

shield very crisply detailed. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spain

2319. Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain, croat, Jaime II (1327-35). Cay-1844. 3.1 grams. Choice, lustrous XF+, very well struck but with reverse impression of cross on obverse, light scratches in front of kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face. Estimate: $250-$375. 2320. Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain, croat, Alfonso III (IV of Aragon) (1335-87). Cay-1848. 3.2 grams. Richly toned AXF, all details full. Estimate: $110-$175. 2321. Seville (Castile & Leon), Spain, 1 real, Pedro I (the Cruel) (1350-69). Cay-1289. 3.5 grams. AXF with full legends, inner details slightly weak, lightly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

2322. Seville (Castile & Leon), Spain, 1 real, Pedro I (the Cruel) (1350-69). Cay-1289. 3.4 grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned XF+ with full details, minute die-clash flaw in center of cross. Estimate: $175-$250. 2323. Seville (Castile & Leon), Spain, billon 4 maravedis, Pedro I (the Cruel) (1350-69). Cay-1297. 4.7 grams. Choice, broad-flan Mint State with silver surfaces, some contrasting sediment, very well struck and impressive. Estimate: $200-$300. 2324. Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain, croat, Pedro III (IV of Aragon) (1387-96). Cay-1866. 3.0 grams. Richly toned VF with full details, nice for issue. Estimate: $225-$350.

2325. Jaen (Castile & Leon), Spain, billon 1/2 cuartillo, Enrique IV (1454-74). Cay-1686. 3.8 grams. Beautifully detailed XF with traces of dull silver color on dark-coppery fields, especially nice portrait. Estimate: $110-$175.

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2326. Barcelona, Spain, croat, Ferdinand V (1479-1516), legend as FERDINADVS D.G. REX (missing the second N). Cay-unl. (Type 34). 2.9 grams. Bold legends, nice bust, VF with contrasting toning, unlisted variety. Estimate: $110-$175.

2329. Segovia, Spain, milled 4 reales, Philip IV, 1636R. KM-98; CT-797. 13.5 grams. Broad-flan XF+ with choice toning all over, a few

minor marks and flaws, planchet extending beyond design. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

2327. Barcelona, Spain, billon dinero, Charles V Emperor (1535 Tunisian campaign), very rare. Cay-3168. 0.7 gram. Small and dark Fine or so but with clear pillars and PL-VS-V / L-TR-A on obverse (looks just like a PotosĂ­ 1652-transitional 1/2 real!), cross with two long arms and two short arms on reverse, struck specifically to fund the (successful) expedition against Barbarossa and the Ottomans in Tunisia with the help of Andrea Doria and the Genoese fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

2330. Segovia, Spain, milled 4 reales, Charles II, 1683BR. KM200; CT-543. 13.0 grams. Huge flan that extends well past the design,

XF+ with attractive toning, natural rim-flaw. Estimate: $500-$750.

2331. Segovia, Spain, milled 4 reales, Charles II, 1685/4/3BR. KM-200; CT-550. 12.9 grams. VF with contrasting toning, minor natural

flaw in shield, planchet extending beyond details. Estimate: $350$500.

2328. Segovia, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip IV, 1633R. KM-111; CT-573. 26.2 grams. Nicely toned VF+ with crudely plugged hole at top. Estimate: $150-$225.

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2332. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales, Charles II, 1682M. KM195; CT-639. 5.3 grams. Choice XF+ with lovely toning and contrast, broad flan that extends beyond the details. Estimate: $225-$350.

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2333. Barcelona, Spain, croat, Charles II, 1675. KM-181.1; CT663. 2.4 grams. Choice XF, very well struck and beautifully toned.

Estimate: $175-$250. 2334. Barcelona, Spain, croat, Charles II, 1687, rare. KM-181.1; CT-666. 2.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State on a very broad flan, lightly toned, the reverse typically slightly off-center. Estimate: $400-$600.

2335. Barcelona, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Charles III Pretender, 1709. KM-PT5; CT-25. 4.7 grams. Lightly toned AVF, the monogram slightly off-center. Estimate: $35-$50.

2336. Madrid, Spain, milled 4 reales “double pistareen,” Philip

2338. Seville, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1737/ 6P, rare (unlisted overdate). KM-unl. (cf. 355); CT-unl. (Type 245). 5.8 grams. VF with light, contrasting toning, bold overdate, probably a muled die because the assayer for 1736 should be PA or AP and this is clearly just P. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2, with lot-tag #433. Estimate: $100-$150. 2339. Seville, Spain, milled 1 real “half pistareen,” Philip V, 1733PA, with unattributed (probably Caribbean) countermark “4” on cross. KM-354; CT-1720. 2.8 grams. Host coin AVF with orange sediment on fields, weak shield due to countermark (VF+) on other side, the countermark unidentified but believed to be a serial code (as opposed to a denomination), applied somewhere in the Caribbean. Estimate: $175-$250.

2340. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1775PJ. KM413.1; CT-1107. 13.0 grams. Richly toned VF, no problems. Estimate:

V, 1740JF. KM-337.1; CT-1006. 13.2 grams. Choice AXF with beautiful rainbow toning all over (nice contrast). Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2, with lot-tag #430. Estimate: $350-$500.

$100-$150.

2337. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales “double pistareen,” Charles

KM-413.2; CT-1229. 13.4 grams. Bold XF+ with light toning, dark spots

III, 1761JV. KM-396.2; CT-1218. 13.6 grams. Bold AXF, lightly toned all over, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

2341. Seville, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1782CF, rare. and patina near rim on reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

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2342. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1791MF. KM431.1; CT-824. 13.1 grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned VF+, very eye-

catching. Estimate: $110-$175. 2343. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1794MF. KM431.1; CT-827. 13.6 grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned AXF, very eyecatching. Estimate: $125-$200. 2344. Medallic engraving on a Spanish 5 pesetas of Alfonso XII (MS-M, 1880s) to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish fleet in Cuba in 1898 by the US fleet. KM-688. 21.5 grams. Reverse of original coin AXF or so, but obverse planed flat and engraved with “TAKEN / FROM THE WRECK / Of The Spanish / Fleet / AT SANTIAGO DE CUBA / July 3d / 1898,” a very interesting Spanish-American War memorial that might qualify as a shipwreck coin even though it probably never went into the water. Estimate: $100-$200.

Tortola 2345. Tortola, British West Indies, 1/8 dollar or 1 shilling (1805-24), approx. 1/8 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R with countermark TIRTILA, rare. KM-15. 3.6 grams. Bold full countermark (VF?) enhanced by dark contrast, host slick, popular issue and rare in this (smallest) denomination. Estimate: $250-$375.

United States of America

2346. USA, Nova Constellatio copper (struck in England and imported to New York), 1785, pointed rays, encapsulated NGC XF40 BN. KM-EA9. Even dark brown all over, slightly off-center reverse, popular issue. Estimate: $500-$750. 2347. USA, Vermont copper “landscape” “cent,” 1786, encapsulated SEGS VF-20. Dark fields with light details (good contrast), partially crude (as made). Estimate: $450-$675. 2348. USA, copper “fugio” “cent,” 1787. KM-EA30-33. 9.4 grams. Chocolate-brown F-VF with rim-bruise. Estimate: $300-$450. 2349. USA, Connecticut copper “cent,” 1787. 8.5 grams. Slightly porous Fine, dark. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2350. USA, New Jersey copper “cent,” 1787, small planchet, plain shield, encapsulated NGC XF-40 BN. Nice strike and even color, no problems. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

2353. USA (Philadelphia), $1 (Morgan), 1896. KM-110. 26.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State (probably MS-63) with lovely rainbow toning around rims. Estimate: $35-$50.

2351. USA, $1 (draped bust), 1800. KM-32. 26.9 grams. AXF, lightly cleaned and retoned but rare and popular. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2354. USA (Philadelphia), Wisconsin half dollar, 1936, encapsulated PCGS MS-64. KM-188. Lustrous BU, choice grade, no toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2352. USA (Carson City), $1 (Gobrecht), 1875-CC, with chopmarks (rare). KM-108. 27.1 grams. Decent XF with several chopmarks of various sizes as circulated in the Orient, unusual to see on this type and mint. Estimate: $400-$600.

Uruguay

2355. Uruguay, copper 20 centésimos, 1840, scarce. KM-2.1. 26.0 grams. AXF with several minor planchet flaws, light patina. Estimate:

2356. Uruguay, 1 peso fuerte, 1844, mint error with small void

$175-$250.

in edge. KM-5. 26.3 grams. Lustrous XF+, very lightly cleaned, with rare planchet error very obvious. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Venezuela

2360. Guayana, Venezuela (Royalist), copper 1/2 real,

2357. Caujaral, Barinas, Venezuela, “imitation” cob 1 real “chipi-chipi,” “1451” date (unlisted). KM-unl. (cf. 2). 2.1 grams. Bold VF with nice contrast, date unlisted in Stohr and KM and presumably rare. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ferdinand VII, 1814, large flan. KM-41.1. 2.7 grams. AVF with full details despite slightly off-center strike, even dark-brown color, tiny chip in rim. Estimate: $150-$225.

2361. Caracas, Venezuela (Royalist), copper 1/4 real, Ferdinand 2358. Barinas, Venezuela(?), contemporary “imitation” cob 1 VII, 1816, with Madura Island (Sumenep, Indonesia, early 1800s) real, “167” date. 3.1 grams. Thick and chunky like a genuine Potosí 1R of 1767 (also good silver and proper weight) but with unofficial details, particularly the lower-right space in the pillars design and the elements in the quadrants of the cross, and decidedly not “chipichipi,” VF with contrast around details, possibly rare and important. Estimate: $300-$450.

countermark on obverse. KM-41.2. 4.9 grams. Unique piece with rectangular countermark showing Arabic script below the crown on the obverse, which also shows the date 1816 boldly, the denomination 1/4 on the other side somewhat weak due to the countermark, which also caused an edge-split, AVF overall, nice even brown. Estimate: $200-$300.

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leftmost pillar. Estimate: $200-$300.

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MEDALS & TOKENS Bolivia

2362. Bolivia, silver “4 soles” proclamation medal, 1850, President Belzu. 13.5 grams. XF with toned legends, slightly crude rims, bare fields with hairlines from cleaning. Estimate: $175-$250. 2363. Bolivia, silver “2 soles” proclamation medal, 1852, President Belzu. 6.8 grams. Well-defined AXF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $75-$110. 2364. Bolivia, silver “2 soles” proclamation medal, 1856, President Cordova. 6.7 grams. Lustrous, slightly off-center VF. Estimate: $75-$110. 2365. Bolivia, silver “1 sol” proclamation medal, 1852, President Belzu. 3.3 grams. Lightly toned XF with muted luster, old scratch on bust. Estimate: $70-$100.

French West Indies 2366. Saint Barts (French West Indies), aluminum merchant token for 1 barrel of salt from W. Beal (early 1900s), ex-Ford collection. 0.7 gram. Bold lettering, slightly granular surfaces with some dark-orange sediment adhering, probably VF or better, desirable pedigree. Estimate: $250-$375.

Great Britain

2367. Great Britain, silver Phipps medal, James II, 1687 (Bower). Betts 67, Mi-III:53. 65.5 grams. Deeply toned XF with a modicum of nicks and scratches, the fields cleaned at some point and still somewhat lustrous, minor rim-bruises, popular as struck to commemorate the salvaging of the Spanish shipwreck Concepción (1641) by New Englander William Phipps and struck from the actual silver recovered from the wreck. Estimate: $800-$1,200. 369


2368. Great Britain, silver medal, Anne, 1702, Accession 2371. Great Britain, silver medal, George II, 1727, Coronation (Croker). Mi-II:227.1. 15.3 grams. AXF with light marks and toning, struck to commemorate Anne’s accession to the throne. Estimate: $150-$225.

2369. Great Britain, silver medal, Anne, 1702, Coronation (Croker). Mi-II:228.4. 15.8 grams. Nicely toned AXF with slightly crude rims (as made), surface hairlines, struck to commemorate the crowning of Queen Anne. Estimate: $200-$300.

(Croker). Mi-II:479.4. 17.5 grams. High-relief AU with surface hairlines, light toning, commemorating the crowning of King George II. Estimate: $150-$225.

2372. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, Chagre/ Portobello, 1739, rare. Adams FCv 7-H, McG-183, Betts 282. 14.1 grams. While typically slightly crude and worn (Fine+), this piece is rare and in much demand due to the fact that it was struck in silver instead of the usual copper. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

2370. Great Britain, silver medal, Anne, 1702, Vigo Bay (Croker). Mi-II:236.18. 9.5 grams. Nice AXF, richly toned (some surface hairlines), popular as commemorating (and presumably made from silver from) the capture of the Spanish Fleet at Vigo Bay in 1702. With laminated color illustration of a contemporary painting in the National Maritime Museum. Estimate: $350-$500.

2373. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Chagre/ Porto Bello, 1739. Adams FCv 5-D, McG-189/190, Betts 275. 15.2 grams. Well worn (Fine) but with all details clear, some original brassy color on fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

2374. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Porto Bello (1739), scarce smaller size. Adams PBv 40-MM, McG 67, Betts unlisted. 5.3 grams. Dark-brown AVF with some sediment, one of the few we have seen in a “half dollar” size. Estimate: $150-$225.

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2375. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAv 6-G, McC-G 214, Betts 334. 9.1 grams. Nice VF with small chip in rim and very minor encrustation. Estimate: $125-$200.

2376. Great Britain, brass Admiral Vernon medal, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAv 2-B, McG 210, Betts 332. 17.9 grams. Nice Fine+ with clean, mostly light-colored surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.

2378. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon and Blas, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAv1 3-F, McC-G 220, Betts unlisted. 9.3 grams. VF with several minor rim-nicks, some original copper color, scarce. Estimate: $150-$225.

2379. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon/ Blas/Ogle, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAv1o 1-B, McC-G 231, Betts 323. 12.8 grams. Fine with piece missing at top (mount broken off), several marks and rim-nicks, slightly wavy flan. Estimate: $75-$110.

2377. Great Britain, brass Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon and Blas, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAv1 2-D, McG 222, Betts 329. 13.7 grams. Choice VF with minor encrustation near rims, even dark brown color, scarce. Estimate: $150-$225.

2380. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, Vernon/ Ogle/Wentworth, Cartagena, 1741. Adams CAvow 1-A, McC-G 234, Betts 310. 11.2 grams. VF with sandy encrustation, some minor corrosion and rim-nicks. Estimate: $100-$150.

2381. Great Britain, silver medal, George IV, 1821, Coronation (Pistrucci). BHM-1070. 17.0 grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned, highrelief AU with surface hairlines. Estimate: $125-$200.

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2382. Great Britain, steel restrike of a German propaganda medal commemorating the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. 73.5 grams. With a skeletal Cunard agent selling tickets on the obverse and the sinking of the ship on the reverse, the original of this medal was unabashed propaganda by the Germans (who torpedoed and sank the Lusitania) to show the folly of sending hapless passengers to their death in dangerous waters during wartime; but then the British realized they could portray the Germans as heartless barbarians by striking medals with the very same design! This specimen AU or better but with rusty encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $100-$150.

2383. Great Britain, silver Hollandia medallion (ca. 1987), made from silver from the ship. 30.1 grams. From a design engraved by Ron Dutton and marketed by Simmons Gallery, struck in a pillar dollar design with the legend HOLLANDIA FOUNDERED ISLES OF SCILLY 1743 on the obverse and a picture of the ship with the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) monogram on the reverse, with official hallmarks on edge, contrastingly toned Mint State. With blue clamshell presentation case, booklet and certificate. Estimate: $60-$90. 2384. Great Britain, silver Hollandia medallion (ca. 1987), made from silver from the ship. 30.1 grams. From a design engraved by Ron Dutton and marketed by Simmons Gallery, struck in a pillar dollar design with the legend HOLLANDIA FOUNDERED ISLES OF SCILLY 1743 on the obverse and a picture of the ship with the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) monogram on the reverse, with official hallmarks on edge, contrastingly toned Mint State. With blue clamshell presentation case, booklet and certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

Jamaica Panama

2385. Jamaica Street Car Company, silver token for 1 fare (1876-97). 2.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State. Estimate: $70-$100.

Mexico

2387. Panama (struck in Lima), silver medal, University of San

2386. Mexico (colonial), lead token â&#x20AC;&#x153;1/2 grano de peso fuerte.â&#x20AC;?

Marcos de Lima issue by Pareja commemorating the inauguration of the University of Panama in 1935. 23.2 grams. Richly toned Mint State with faint luster at rims, which are very slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

11.9 grams. Crude Fine. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Peru Puerto Rico

2389. Puerto Rico, brass token for 1 pint of milk from Aguirre 2388. Cuzco, Peru, silver “8 reales” medal, 1838, General Santa

(ca. 1920s). 2.7 grams. Lightly corroded XF or so, with some of the copper base peeking through the brass color. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cruz. 28.3 grams. Lustrous, lightly cleaned UNC, no toning, castle side slightly off-center (with resulting crudeness on part of rim). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Spain

2390. Spain, silver medal (1985) of a Segovia 50 reales (cincuentín) 1610C made from art school dies from Seville. 146.5 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned Mint State, engraved F.A.S. MEDALLA PUERTO RICO 17 and PLATA 999 on the edge. Estimate: $200$300. 2391. Spain (Barcelona), silver “2 reales” proclamation medal, Charles III, 1759. 7.4 grams. Bold XF with minor marks, lightly rainbow toned. Estimate: $150-$225. 2392. Spain (First Republic), silver officer’s medal, 1873 Cuban campaign. 11.4 grams. Diamond-shaped, with external ribbon ornaments on sides and crown and ring at top, AU or so with nice toning and expected hairlines. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Turks and Caicos 2393. Turks and Caicos Islands, silver restrike (ca. 1970) of the British Phipps medal of 1687. 107.7 grams. Lustrous Mint State with incipient toning, scarce in its own right due to large-scale silver melting in the 1970s, the original struck to commemorate the salvaging of the Spanish shipwreck Concepción (1641) wreck by New Englander William Phipps. Estimate: $200-$300.

United States of America

2394. USA, copper Andrew Jackson “hard times” token (1833). Low 171. 10.5 grams. Nice VF with traces of original copper color.

Estimate: $50-$75.

2396. USA, silver “divers commemorative” medal, 1985,

2395. USA, Washington & Independence copper token, 1783 (struck ca. 1820 in England), draped bust, encapsulated NGC AU-50 BN. KM-36-38. Evenly brown-toned, rare grade, struck slightly off-center. Estimate: $400-$600.

presented to Mel Fisher’s divers on the Atocha (1622) project and made from silver from the wreck. 31.1 grams. One ounce of 0.999 silver, perfect details (Mint State) but with clear lacquer on surfaces, important piece for Atocha/Mel Fisher enthusiasts. Housed in a special display-case printed with NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA / DIVER’S COMMEMORATIVE. Estimate: $100-$150.

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STAMPS Bermuda

St. Helena

2397. Bermuda, 1969 set of 4 plate blocks (4 stamps in each), one of each color (red=2/6, black=2/0, green=1/3, purple=4d), showing Teddy Tuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous emerald cross from the San Pedro (1594), recovered in 1955. Each 4-1/8" x 2-7/8". Full set of Mint plate blocks of this issue, very popular with treasure collectors for the fact that it shows the famous emerald cross recovered by Tucker from the 1594 San Pedro wreck in 1955, which he sold to the government of Bermuda in 1963 and was later stolen from the museum and never recovered. Estimate: $125-$200.

2398. St. Helena, 1978 mint set of 6 stamps (3p, 5p, 8p, 9p, 15p and 20p, all depicting artifacts from the wreck) commemorating the Witte Leeuw, sunk off St. Helena in 1613. Each 1-3/4" x 1-1/ 16". Complete Mint set of different denominations, popular with treasure collectors as most of the stamps display artifacts recovered by Robert StĂŠnuit in 1976. Estimate: $25-$40.

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SHIPWRECK ARTIFACTS Phoenician wreck of the late 5th/early “Hoi An hoard,” sunk in the late 1400s 4th century BC off Israel off Vietnam

2401. Small, blue-on-white Chinese porcelain elephant figurine. 82.6 grams, 2-5/8" x 2-1/4" x 5/8". Very cute and wholly intact, with

trunk raised (a symbol of good luck) and body features outlined in blue, some thick and bright-white encrustation, hole in top for holding a stylus or candle, the surfaces typically slightly worn. With original Christie’s/VISAL lot tag and certificate #20374. Estimate: $250-$375.

2402. Medium, spherical, blue-on-white Chinese porcelain vase. 210.4 grams, 7-3/ 8" tall and 3-01/4" in diameter. Intact except for 2 of the 3 tiny handles on shoulder, 4paneled floral design with nice glaze, small bits of encrustation. With original Christie’s/ VISAL lot tag and certificate #35931. Estimate: $200-$300.

2399. Hollow terra cotta statue of Tanit. 246 grams, 7" x 2". Slender, full-length statue of the Carthaginian goddess Tanit, intact but with light encrustation all over, hole near hollow bottom, one of 250 statues like this found on the wreck. Estimate: $250-$375.

2403. Small, hexagonal, blue-on-white

Unidentified Chinese wreck sunk in the 1450s off Indonesia

Chinese porcelain vase. 99.6 grams, 2-1/ 4" tall and 2-1/2" in diameter. Unique design in the shape of a fat hexagon with panels on each side, good color, fully intact except for a hairline crack on shoulder. With original Christie’s/VISAL lot tag and certificate #45230. Estimate: $200-$300.

2400. Chinese earthenware mercury flask. 633 grams, 8" x 4-1/2". 2404. Medium, blue-on-white Chinese porcelain lidded powerTall vessel with narrow, flat bottom and wide-shouldered top punctuated with a tiny hole, plain gray all over with little bits of whitish encrustation, fully intact (rare thus), used for carrying and pouring mercury or quicksilver. Estimate: $250-$375.

box, spherical with flat top. 141.8 grams, 2" tall and 2-5/8" in diameter. Lid and base matched only by motif, both intact except for one chip in each rim, nice glaze on the bottom. With original Christie’s/VISAL lot tag and certificate #51632. Estimate: $175-$250.

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2405. Small, cylindrical, lidded powder-box, Chinese blue-on-white porcelain. 124.2 grams, 1-1/4" tall and 2-1/4" in diameter. Fundamentally intact and a better-than-normal match of lid to bottom, just a chip on the inside rim and the usual cracking and wear on the glaze and design. With original Christie’s/VISAL lot tag #72767. Estimate: $100-$150. 2406. Small, spherical, lidded powder-box, Chinese blue-on-white porcelain. 116 grams, 2" tall and 2-1/2" in diameter. Intact except for minor chips in rims, fairly good top-bottom match (the top very slightly lighter in color), typically sandwashed but with clear 4-panel design and 6-petaled flower on top. With original Christie’s/VISAL lot tag #64004 and certificate #12248. Estimate: $100-$150.

“Tumbaga wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island

2407. “Tumbaga” silver rodela, or moon-disc (Tarascan culture of Mexico, 1500s) stamped with Spanish Charles V tax seal and fineness (2200/2400), extremely rare and important. Approx. 3 lb, 14" in diameter. As outlined and illustrated in our newly released book The “Tumbaga” Saga (see lot #2789), this large, unique, plate-like disc of copper-silver alloy is an original Tarascan artifact that was probably an offering to their moon god and supplied to their Spanish conquerors upon urgent request. Among very few extant Mesoamerican artifacts and in fact the only one of its kind known with official Spanish markings, this disc is probably the specific kind of item being referred to in a 1527 document reporting the taxing and marking of 1180 marks of silver in “plates or discs” of “plata común de Michoacán” on behalf of Cortés. Its brethren were undoubtedly melted down to make the silver “tumbaga” bars from the same wreck. This single surviving disc shows a light assay-clip on edge and markings of the same Roman-style fineness and circular tax stamp as on the bars, a 4" center depression for stacking, light pitting all over and a light ripple from bending but 100% intact. By all accounts this is a museum piece that has eluded exact attribution and appreciation until now. With photo-certificate signed by Herbert Humphreys, Jr. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000.

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2408. Iron barshot, professionally conserved. 5 lb 11 oz, 13-1/2" long. Early form of barshot with the puck-like ends somewhat octagonal and with the squareshank connector bar protruding out each end, very solid and well-preserved, the only one of its kind we know of from this important wreck, matte-black coating all over. With photo-certificate signed by Herbert Humphreys, Jr. Estimate: $400-$600.

Unidentified ca.-1543 wreck off Grand Bahama Island

2409. Complete ivory elephant tusk mounted on a large wooden board with plaque, very rare and impressive. 35 lb, 49" x 18". Discovered at the same time and in the same area as the now-famous ca.-1528 “Tumbaga” wreck were the remains of a slightly later wreck that yielded a very rare bronze cannon and this massive tusk (among other things), fully intact but with a few natural splits and cracks, its surfaces nicely preserved and banded securely and mounted onto a rustic wooden wall-hanging with black plaque above the tusk that says THIS ELEPHANT TUSK RECOVERED FROM CIRCA 1543 SHIPWRECK ON THE GREAT BAHAMA BANK BY CAPT. HERBERT HUMPHREYS, JR., THE OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE RESEARCH VESSEL BEACON IN 1992. / FRAMED AND PRESERVED BY RENE CHARETTE CHIEF PRESERVATIONIST. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1500s-1600s Spanish wreck off Scotland, possibly Spanish Armada 2410. Large earthenware olive jar with coral. 8.75 lb, 13" tall. A complete and well-preserved jar, just a tiny chip in the lip, evenly tan color all over but encrusted with several mollusk stalks, quite unlike the coral you see in the Caribbean. Estimate: $300-$450.

“Cidade Velha shipwrecks,” sunk in the late 1500s off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 2411. Small, brass crucifix. 3.1 grams, 1-1/2". Typical cross with integrated Christ figure for wearing on a necklace, intact except for the top part, a bit rough from corrosion. With original Arqueonautas certificate #AGO-050/98/899. Estimate: $100-$150.

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“Wild Horse River wreck,” sunk ca. 1620 in the Rio de la Plata off Colonia, Uruguay

2412. Lot of 20 large, Grade-1 quality natural emeralds, 23.0 carats total. Each up to 10mm. Dark, green nuggets, clearly salvaged but nice quality, most usable individually. Pedigreed

to our Treasure Auction #6, with lot-tag #1671 and certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

2413. High-grade emerald, 4.04 ct., table-cut and set into a rectangular women’s gold pendant with 19 diamonds. 1-1/2", 4.7 grams total. This is probably the best Atocha emerald we have ever seen in terms of both quality (dark and translucent, officially Grade 1B) and size. According to the certificate, the original gem was 9.05 ct., so more than half was lost in the cutting and faceting. Set in open-backed gold with a wreath of diamonds that extends up the bale, the whole fine jewel is ready for wearing around the neck of the most discerning treasure collector’s wife. With Fisher photo-certificate #87A-060 and appraisal for $81,000 from Emeralds International. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. 2414. Large, high-grade emerald, cut and set into a large men’s gold ring. 25.6 grams, men’s size 15. This immense ring was specially done to match one worn by Kim Fisher (Mel’s son and the current president of their company), the emerald itself very dark and translucent (Grade 1B) and quite large (weight was 10.72 ct. when found on the wreck) but uniquely faceted (not a standard cut) and set with just enough of the back open to let light through, the 18K gold ring with cross designs on the sides. With original Fisher photo-certificate #E274 and appraisal for $54,300 from Emeralds International. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

2415. High-quality natural emerald, 2.2 carats. About 1/4". Perfectly 6-sided crystal of deep green color, not too opaque, rather nice for an Atocha emerald. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #4, with lot-tag #891 and Fisher photo-certificate #015/630. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 2416. High-quality natural emerald, 0.96 carat. About 1/4". Nicely shaped natural crystal of translucent green (not washed out like most), potentially gem quality. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #1, with lot-tag #375 and Fisher photo-certificate #0552. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 2417. Lot of 7 small, natural emeralds, total weight 4.47 carats. About 1/8" to 1/4" each. Typically small stones but all with nice (mostly dark) color and not washed out, still somewhat opaque. With original Fisher photo-certificates #8179 (3 stones), 8145, 1301, 8129 and 1305. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 380


2418. One-handled silver cup, encrusted and crushed. 335 grams, approx. 7" x 4". Atocha silver artifacts are premium pieces, but this one has not yet undergone conservation, which would require re-shaping and removal of its veneer of encrustation, with no guarantee that the thin metal would survive, so it is probably best left as a curiosity, with its one small handle prominent, the body of the piece all there but split. With original Fisher certificates #A281 and 1751. Estimate: $350-$500. 2419. Lot of 3 coral-encrusted earthenware olive jar shards. 837 grams, up to 7". Lateral pieces of large jars, very common but always nice for displays, tan with light sediment. Estimate: $25-$40.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

2420. Medium natural pearl, 0.4 carat, Grade 4B. 4 mm in diameter. Nice, spherical shape with lustrous nacre, one of 16,000 small pearls found in 2007 and distributed to divers and investors at very high prices. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #4, with lot-tag #897 and Fisher photocertificate #2907. Estimate: $250-$375. 2421. Small natural pearl, 0.21 carat, Grade 3A. 3 mm in diameter. Nice, spherical shape with lustrous nacre, one of 16,000 small pearls found in 2007 and distributed to divers and investors at very high prices. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #4, with lot-tag #898 and Fisher photo-certificate #3602. Estimate: $250-$375.

Unidentified ca.-1650 Dutch, English or pirate wreck off the Isle of Wight, England 2422. Small, brass navigational dividers. 26.5 grams, 2-1/2" long. Typical design with bulbous top and intermeshed hinge, frozen shut and with iron points missing but otherwise intact and nicely patinated. With Sedwick certificate from 2003. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Lastdrager, sunk in 1653 off the Shetland Isles, north of Scotland

2423. Brass golf club head (Dutch), extremely rare. 207 grams, 4" x 1" x 1-1/2". While the game of golf is typically associated with Scotland, in fact it was imported there in the 15th century by the Dutch (who called it “colf ”), whose continuing avidness for the sport into the 17th century is proven by this club head and several others known from the time. The corpus of known specimens up to the 18th century, however, is limited to only 23, and the four recovered from this wreck are the only ones known in brass as opposed to lead or pewter. Accompanying this piece is an extensive archeological analysis, including the type of wood shaft used (pieces of which remain in the end of this club head) and a list of all known specimens and how they were found. Also included are an article and catalog excerpts from the only other time such artifacts were ever auctioned (Sotheby’s Glasgow, July 17, 1989), achieving prices of £9000 each. The object itself is very solid and intact, with lots of green patina over orangish surfaces, triangular in cross section with upward-sloping end and some green encrustation embedded in the wood bits at the other end. You don’t have to be a golfer to appreciate the rarity of this piece, but if you are a historic golf memorabilia collector, or would like to be, you must take this opportunity to own a great rarity. With articles and original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk Ecuador in 1656 off Western Australia

2424. Lot of 30 lead musketballs. 729 grams total. Typical lead balls of various sizes, great for resale or small gifts. With 30 ROBCAR photocertificates. Estimate: $125-$200.

Maravillas , sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

2425. Large lead sounding weight. 5 lb 15 oz,

2427. German stoneware Bellarmine jug. 1922 grams, 11" tall. This is an intact, flat-bottomed jug of a common but interesting type with narrow, single-handled neck above an applied medallion of a bearded-faced man (Cardinal Bellarmine), with most of the original orange-brown glaze remaining but with a substantial area stripped of its glaze (whether by nature in the sea or due to improper conservation) and even the medallion itself missing. Estimate: $200-$300.

Unidentified colonial-era (1600s?) wreck in the southern Caribbean

9" long. Typical design of a tapering cone of octagonal cross-section with hole at top, light encrustation here and there. With photo-certificate signed by Herbert Humphreys, Jr. Estimate: $300-$450.

2428. Nested cup-weight set in large clump. 1829 grams, 4" x 4" x 6". Fascinating conglomerate with an entire Nuremburg-style weight

set embedded in encrustation on top of several “tubes” where iron objects oxidized, piece of coral at the other end, a unique piece of original “sea art.” Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

2426. Iron barshot (conserved). 1215 grams, 9" long. Small for a barshot, with 1" cylindrical shot and thin bar, rusty and corroded but stabilized and sealed. With original Marex photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Ecuador 2429. Large bronze cannonball (rare). 21 lb, 5" in diameter. Smooth and solid (as opposed to iron, which would rust away), with mostly dark-brown surfaces but some brassy color, very heavy and impressive. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 2430. Medium bronze cannonball (rare). 13 lb, 4-1/2" in diameter. Very solid and intact (unlike their iron counterparts, which was the point of the bronze in the first place), with about half the surface slightly porous but the other half smooth, some light patina but mostly dark brown. Estimate: $600-$900.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

2431. Lot of 3 clay pipes. 63 grams total, 2-1/2" to 4-1/2" long. Typical colonial-era smoking pipes with bowls intact (just a few chips) and varying degrees of stem remaining, the shortest one with a big chunk of encrustation, white and tan in color. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150. 2432. Intact clay pipe with most of stem. 24.8 grams, 5" long. Marvelously intact, with unmarked base, orangestained lip, some minor encrustation. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $70-$100. 2433. Bulbous lead inkwell, rare. 572 grams, 1-3/4" tall and 2-1/4" in diameter. A very simple, somewhat hemispherical inkwell made of lead to keep it still, lightly encrusted, first of this design we have ever seen from a wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $75-$110. 2434. Lead musketball “wire shot.” 22.4 grams. Single ball with curl of original wire still protruding (other ball and most of wire missing). With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $35-$50.

“Vung Tao cargo,” sunk ca. 1690 off Vietnam 2435. Small, white, Chinese porcelain teacup. 32.1 grams, 1-1/4" tall and 2-3/8" in diameter. Plain, glossy white but fully intact (just a tiny frit in the rim), with oyster “footprint” in base. With generic certificate. Estimate: $60-$90. 2436. Blue-on-white Chinese porcelain spoon, repaired. 17.8 grams, 3-3/4" long. Very small but with bright color and intact glaze, regrettably with handle broken in shipping but reglued. With Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $35-$50.

“Pipe wreck” (English), sunk in the late 1600s off Hispaniola 2437. Small clay pipe with coral encrustation. 19.4 grams, 4-3/4" long. Typical design but with smaller bowl than usual, intact and nicely encrusted with wormy coral. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Unidentified late-1600s wreck (probably French) in the English Channel

2441. Lot of lead artifacts: 2 small sounding weights and 2 2438. Lot of 2 small artifacts: bronze bell shard and pewter tray handle. 78.3 and 142.6 grams, up to 4". Jagged shard from a good-sized bell along with a solid, bright-metal pull or handle, both oddly from the same conglomerate that also yielded the half testoon and brass jeton in the coin section of this auction. Estimate: $25-$40.

cylindrical fittings. 239 grams total, largest item 2-1/2". Two shellencrusted items that we cannot fully identify plus two of the smallest sounding weights of the usual long-conical design that we have ever seen (dark, no encrustation). Estimate: $25-$40.

2442. Lot of 43 lead musketballs, various sizes. Over 2-1/2 lb total. A variety of simple bullets, great for resale or small gifts. Estimate: $25-$40.

Unidentified 1600s-1700s wreck 2443. Earthenware jug, lightly

2439. Lot of small artifacts: clay pipe pieces and bird-like brass

encrusted. 1366 grams, 9-1/2" tall. Bulbous jar with barnacle “footprints” all over, intact except for a small hole in the side (would make a great birdhouse) and the lack of a small handle connecting the top lip with the neck (broken off). Estimate: $75-$110.

appliqué. 21.4 grams total, up to 2". One broken clay pipe bowl and two stems plus a thin and encrusted flat piece whose purpose is unknown. Estimate: $25-$40.

Bennebroek, sunk in 1713 off South Africa 2444. Chinese porcelain “fu dog” 2440. Lot of 2 bronze/brass artifacts: sword pommel and stopcock. 313.5 grams and 34.3 grams, 2" to 2-1/2". The pommel very solid and heavy but with appended encrustation, the stop-cock of trifid design and nicely patinated. Estimate: $25-$40.

figurine. 37.2 grams, roughly 3" x 1-1/4" x 1". Lion-like miniature dog with head and feet broken off, lightly encrusted with dark sediment, very curious. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

2445. Important gold religious medallion and chain with full research. 98.7 grams total, chain 32" long, the medallion about 1-1/2". This is not just another religious medallion: Made of solid gold and accompanied by its original chain, it bears significant symbols in high relief on both sides that have been thoroughly researched to show that this was likely the possession of a wealthy criollo (colony-born but pureblood Spanish) coming from the New World to Spain. This symbolism comprises a scene of the Virgin Mary on a crescent on top of the baby Jesus with nativelooking figures and disembodied heads surrounding her, almost certainly in reference to the Virgen de la Guadalupe, a manifestation of the Virgin Mary to a Mexican native in 1531 and from the mid-17th century onward a revered symbol specifically of the criollo class. On the reverse of the medallion is a cross on the hills of Calvary (where Jesus was crucified), significantly with three nails (possibly stigmata) and a starburst (probably the heart of Christ) but no Jesus figure. The chain consists of hundreds of small, double-ring links, hand-crafted to a high standard. Overall the piece is in a magnificent state of preservation, with no noticeable wear or damage, a relic for all eternity. With original Fisher photocertificate #40668, an independent analysis report and a copy of Discovery Day Treasures magazine for comparison to similar 6-figure treasures offered by Mel Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companies in 2000. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000.

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2446. Important gold-and-emerald pendant (62 high-quality emeralds) in bow shape with round central device, in custom wooden box. 86.8 grams, approx. 3-1/2" x 3". This stunning jewel of a large bow-like design popular among nobility and royalty in the late 1600s, undoubtedly influenced by the notorious jewelry-collecting habits of Charles II’s wife María Luisa of Orleans, bears a staggering 62 high-grade Colombian emeralds, table-cut, in various sizes, set in 7 heavy gold “ribbons” and in a central button and large drop in the bottom, with empty sockets where 31 more emeralds once appeared, the bottom drop with empty space inside and tiny loop at top where a large interior piece with yet more emeralds once hung. Otherwise there is no other damage, save some sandwashing, which imparted matte surfaces onto the gold and emeralds, as well as small bits of encrustation here and there; but while its luster is gone, the stunning size and composition of this piece make it a unique jewel that should be recognized as one of the most important unheralded finds ever made not only on the 1715 Fleet but on any Spanish shipwreck, comparable only to some diamond jewels found by Bob “Frogfoot” Weller, and probably part of a set of emerald jewels for the Queen that were documented to have been on the 1715 Fleet and not recovered by the Spanish (original documentation from the Archives in Spain to be supplied). From the Corrigans site, found in the mid-1980s. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000.

2447. High-quality natural emerald, 1.7 carats. 7 mm long and 5 mm in diameter. Classic crystal shape with good green color and fairly good clarity, spot of encrustation on side. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #5, with lot-tag #1363 and Pearson photo-certificate #0314. Estimate: $350$500. 2448. High-quality natural emerald, 1.25 carats. 7 mm in diameter. Thin cross-section of a perfectly octagonal crystal, good green color, opaque, with small bits of encrustation. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #5, with lot-tag #1364 and Pearson photo-certificate #0316. Estimate: $350$500. 2449. Natural emerald, 5.3 carats. Roughly 9x10x7mm. Rough green pebble with worn, whitish surfaces from encrustation, nice dark color inside. With certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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2450. Encrusted stack of 4+ silver spoons. 246 grams, 7" long. Four complete spoons with 2 more bowls and 2 more handles (broken) in a tight stack loaded with white and orange encrustation, the metal itself dark with sea-foam green patina. Estimate: $350-$500.

2454. Medium iron cannonball. 1790 grams, 3" in diameter. Very solid and fundamentally intact, rusty surfaces with some pitting but no flaking, assuredly stable. Estimate: $70-$100.

2451. Iron barshot with spherical ends, professionally conserved. 7-3/4 lb, 11" long, each ball 3" in diameter. Two typical cannonballs with

square-shank bar between them, used to foul rigging, the rough surfaces stabilized and sealed in glossy black, completely intact. From the “Cannon wreck,” with DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

2455. Wooden-handled pewter “clyster” (enema) pump in 6 parts, 2452. Iron barshot with cylindrical ends. 9-3/4 lb, 13-1/2" long, each shot 3-1/2" in diameter. Complete (but repaired) pair of thick, iron

pucks joined by a long, square-shanked bar, used to foul rigging, with some encrustation, very rough and rusty but stabilized and solid. With rare 1965 Mel Fisher certificate (hand-signed) that states origin as 1733 Fleet off Fort Pierce, FL. Estimate: $500-$750.

2453. Large, iron cannonball, “24-pounder,” professionally conserved. 23.5 lb, 5-1/2" in diameter. Rather large and intact, its rough surfaces de-salted and stabilized professionally and coated black. From the “Cannon wreck,” with Fisher certificate #6143 and DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

rare. 781 grams, about 9" long and 2" in diameter. The cylindrical body intact and with the other metal parts present but disembodied, a piece of the wooden handle incredibly remaining, one of very few such items found from Spanish wrecks. From the San Roman site, with Sedwick certificate from 2003. Estimate: $600-$900.

2456. Huge wooden deadeye. 10-3/4 lb, 10-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 3-1/ 2". Without a doubt this is the largest deadeye we have ever seen, the

three “eyes” up to 3", surprisingly very solid and well preserved (rare for wood) with some breaks on the side and in the center, a massive item that makes a great display. From the Regla site, with DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

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2457. Large ship’s spike with section of wooden hull and encrustation. 1395 grams, 13" x 1-1/2" x 4". Nice display of thickly encrusted but worm-eaten planks still connected by the spike that held them together. From the “Cannon wreck” site, with DHL Rare Coins photocertificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

2461. Lot of 5 miscellaneous earthenware shards. 1327 grams total, up to 7". A couple of large and thickly encrusted shards (nice display) with three small ones. From the “Cabin wreck” site, the largest with photocertificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90.

2458. Bronze ship’s hull repair staple. 395 grams, 11" long. Very solid item, rusty brown with spots of green, that is exactly like a common paper staple but magnified about 100 times and used by hammering its sharp points into separating parts of hull planks. From the “Cannon wreck” site, with DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

2462. Large lot of miscellaneous artifacts, consisting of: 1 2459. Lot of 3 items: earthenware olive jar neck, pewter cap and encrusted lead tampion (cannon-muzzle cover), 3 bronze spikes, pewter lid. 879 grams total, up to 5". Nice grouping of an olive jar top with a typical cap for same and matching post-handled lid, lightly encrusted. The pewter pieces from the “Cannon wreck” site, with DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

2460. Lot of 2 shards: earthenware olive jar neck and ceramic vanilla bean jar handle. 193 and 39 grams, up to 3-1/2". The thick topcollar of a typical olive jar along with a section of a jar neck around a small handle (broken and repaired). From the “Corrigans” site, with original Fisher photo-certificates #26104A and 26108A. Estimate: $100-$150.

11 small copper nails and washers, 3 tiny copper nails, 3 pieces of a silver spoon, 2 pieces of a pewter bowl, several pieces of lead sheeting. Over 3 lb total. Mostly inconsequential items but the lead tampion an interesting piece that you don’t often see. Most with Fisher artifact #’s, the 11 nails and washers with Fisher photo-certificate #16786. Estimate: $100-$150.

2463. Lot of 15 lead musketballs and wire/spring-shots. 392 grams total. More or less typical bullets but including two encrusted pairs of wire/spring-shots, which are much scarcer. Estimate: $75-$110. 2464. Lot of 24 lead musketballs. 639 grams total. The usual, plain balls that litter colonial-era wrecks but are great for resale or small gifts. With Fisher certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

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“Ca Mau wreck,” sunk ca. 1723-35 off Vietnam

2465. Small, iron musketball pliers (mold).

37.5 grams, 4-1/2" long. Fully intact but frozen shut (rusted), used to make balls one at a

time by pouring lead into the side hole. Estimate: $75-$110.

2466.

Lead textile seal (complete). 14 grams, 1-5/8" x 1". Full seal with arms on each side (one a big, sword-wielding lion), connector strips intact, reportedly found on the beach in the area of Corrigans wreck. Estimate: $50$75.

2467. Thickly encrusted silver buckle. 47.1 grams, 1-1/2" x 2". Simple, rectangular buckle (for shoe or belt) with black, “puffy” oxidation all over, reportedly found on the beach north of Sebastian Inlet. Estimate: $50-$75.

2468. Blue-on-white Chinese porcelain lidded powder-box, perfectly preserved. 62.3 grams, 21/4" in diameter and 1" tall. As shipwreck porcelains go, this is a beauty, for the glaze is lustrous and intact, with no chips or damage (minor crazing inside), the lid and bottom a nice match, with grapevine motif. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2 (lot 455). Estimate: $150-$225.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off the Madeira Islands 2469. Tiny brass crowbar (navigational tool?). 7.7 grams, 2-7/8" long. The original importing dealer in 2005 believed this toy-like little stick with one end pointed and the other end slightly curved with notch in middle was a navigator’s tool for removing pins from maps, and we cannot think of any better theory. With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2005. Estimate: $60-$90.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Capitana El Rubí

2470. Flintlock pistol with reproduction wooden parts. 919 grams, 2471. Iron blunderbuss barrel encased in Lucite. 2425 grams, 20" 21" long. The trouble with shipwreck flintlocks is that they contain two

x 1-3/4" x 2". Surviving shipwreck iron is a rarity, so this 17-1/2"-long

materials that do not survive well: iron and wood. On this particular piece, the iron lock, barrel, buttplate and brass trigger guard barely survived, but the wood stock did not, so Marty replaced it with an accurate facsimile and trigger guard and attached the iron pieces (conserved and thickly sealed, the lock and original trigger guard now separate) to make a museum display. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

octagonal-to-round blunderbuss (missing the front few inches) with still-visible touchmarks on top is one-of-a-kind and only continues to avoid rusting away by having been sealed permanently in solid, clear plastic for one of Marty’s many museum displays. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2472. Iron flintlock mechanism. 264 grams, 4" x 7". Iron does not typically fare well under the sea, but somehow this piece must have been protected (probably cocooned in coral) for all the parts of the lock are present, just rusty and corroded, but stabilized with a clear seal. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2473. Silver officer’s sword handle with reproduction blade with two Mexican 8R cobs in display box, pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 8-1/2 lb, 38-1/2" x 7" x 4". Among the many museum displays Marty created from his finds and featured in his book was this teakwood open box with 33" sword fastened to a red velvet pad, the handle of the sword all original, with intact wire-wrapped grip and corroded silver pommel and guard, faithful replica blade with a corroded 8R cob on either side, one dated 1732, important pedigree. (Extra shipping charges apply.) Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

2474. Complete sword in coral encrustation, handle intact but steel blade removed, mounted on a wooden plaque. 8 lb, 39-1/2" long. Super-long sword whose iron blade succumbed to oxidation and the usual cocooning in coral, with its bronze handle (pommel and grip) sticking out, the cocoon carefully broken apart and voided of its rusty contents in order to prevent deterioration and then rustically fastened to a board for an impressive display. (Fragile—pickup only.) Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

2475. Bronze cage-hilt sword handle. 491 grams, 5-1/5" x 5" x 3-1/2". Full handle, including cage hilt and knuckle guard, grip and pommel, all in dark bronze with small bits of encrustation, just the blade missing. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2476. Bronze breech block, with explanatory letter from Mendel Peterson of the Smithsonian. 33 lb, 8" tall and 4-1/2" in diameter. Very heavy and solid, mostly dark but some patina on bottom, with large handle in side and small hole in top, basically a 17th-century “cartridge” for a smaller cannon, enabling the gunners to pre-pack the powder and shot and put the whole block into the breech, lock it in place via a protrusion in the bottom, and fire away. Three Roman numeral I’s next to the handle indicate which gun this particular block fit on board the ship. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750. 2477. Iron barshot with spherical ends. 11 lb, 12-1/2" long, each ball 3-1/2" in diameter. Two typical cannonballs with square-shank bar between them, used to foul rigging, the rough and rusty surfaces stabilized and sealed, completely intact. With DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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2478. Earthenware urn, flat-bottomed and two-handled. 1985

2481. Pewter inkwell with lid, pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 624 grams, 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 2-1/4". Perfectly preserved inkwell of a standard cubicle design with nib-holes in corners, separate handled lid over center cup, with patches of white encrustation here and there, important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

grams, 8-3/4" tall and 5-3/4" in diameter. Beautifully intact, with two

small handles on shoulder, lightly rolled lip, some dark encrustation on the neck but otherwise even tan in color all over. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

2482. Ivory lice comb. 12 grams, 2" x 3". Remarkably close to intact, with less than a tenth of its teeth missing, typical 2-sided design. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $275-$400.

2483. Lot of 8 small glass beads. 5.3 grams total, up to 3/8" in diameter.

2479. Large pewter plate. 976 grams, 12" in diameter. Fully intact Mostly spherical and with some except for two cracks in the bowl section, with 1-1/2" rim, no visible markings, very lightly oxidized surfaces but still very solid. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

design, one translucent and the others deep blue. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150$225.

2480. Large pewter tankard, pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 420 grams, 4" tall and 4" in diameter. Thin-walled cylindrical drinking vessel with handle, intact except for split where side meets bottom and chips in top rim, important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2484. Small wooden fid. 18.6 grams, 7-3/4" long. Slender, doublepointed of round cross-section used to untie knots, intact and rare as wood is usually eaten by teredo worms. Estimate: $35-$50.

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2488. Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): two-handled bowl with flower painting on side. 51.8 grams, 2" tall and 2-3/4" in diameter. About the size of a period teacup but clearly the style of a miniaturized bowl, with outward sloping rim above two small handles, pontilled base, 100% intact, brown all over but with reddish flower under glaze on side. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

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2485. Small pewter plate with touchmarks, pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 460 grams, 9" in diameter. Fully intact, with 1" rim, light encrustation on dark surfaces, best part is the appearance of 3 touchmarks on the bottom (Tidmarsh, Tudor rose, London), important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): bowl with rippled pattern inside. 6.9 grams, 1/2" tall and 1-5/8" in diameter. A miniaturized pouring-dish with ribbed interior and handle at one end, spout at the other, dark brown and completely intact, looks like a turtle shell. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

2490. Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): lidded chest (complete). 44 grams, 1-3/4" x 2-1/8" x 1-1/ 8". A plain, rectangular box

with feet in the 4 corners and separate lid with tiny holes for wire hinges and clasp (missing), remarkably intact. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150$225.

Herrera

2486. Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): “whistling lady,” pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 18.7 grams, 2-3/4" tall. A complete whistle in the shape of a skirt-clad, 3-legged(!) woman with one leg missing, brown color, lightly encrusted, important pedigree and rare. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $200$300.

2491. Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): two-handled urn. 41.9 grams, 3-1/2" tall. Perfectly intact and unencrusted, with long neck flanked by handles leading to a ribbed body, pontilled base, tan color. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2487.

Miniature clay figurine (tonalaware): “whistling lady” (top only). 8.7 grams, 2" tall. A match to the complete whistle from the same source (see previous lot) but with only the head and part of one arm and torso present, still functional as a whistle, dark brown in color. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

2492. Miniature clay figurines (tonalaware): 4 small bowls in Lucite. 143.5 grams, 5" x 1-3/4" x 3/4". Three shallow bowls ranging in size from 3/4" to 1-1/2" in diameter plus a deeper bowl of about 3/ 4", all brown and intact except for a small chip in the largest, stabilized and kept together for permanent museum display in a clear plastic block. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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2493. Clay bowl (repaired).

199 grams, 5" tall and 3" in diameter. With

one small handle at top (another one on the opposite side broken off and missing), some light design but all gray, with all pieces present but broken and reassembled, a nice fixer-upper for the experienced “glue guy.” (Fragile— pickup only.) Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $75-$110.

2496. Ornate gold ring (wedding band). 5 grams, size 9. Typically thin, 7-sided design with diamond-shaped panels, mostly lustrous but partially encrusted. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

2497. Tiny gold cross with two links. 0.7 gram, 7/8" long. Too small to be anything but an earring, high-grade gold and perfectly intact. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2494. “Pincushion” powder-box encrusted onto iron, with separate lid. 375 grams, 7" x 3-1/2" x 2". Curious display consisting of a more or less spherical clay jar, complete but repaired (looks just like a sea urchin!) fused to the coral-encrusted remains of an iron spike or rail, with a tube-shaped object and lots of tiny shells in and around the clay, its lid separate and clean except for the underside of the lip, which is encrusted. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150$225.

San Pedro

Infante 2498. Base-metal cross in natural matrix with chain encrusted therein. 37.3 grams, cross 3/4", matrix 2-3/4". Fascinating small display featuring a tiny cross with 6 turquoises facing out on top of several large pebbles cemented together with encrustation. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Tres Puentes 2499. Octagonal brass religious medallion, 2495. Gold ring embedded in a large conglomerate. 224 grams, 21/2" x 2-1/2" x 2". Very small but intricate gold wedding band consisting of 7 flower-shaped panels, encrusted onto a mass of small rocks and rust (the whole concretion likely facilitated by nearby iron), valuable both as a nice ring and as a super display. Note this piece is NOT the one on the dust jacket of Diving to a Flash of Gold, though it is very similar. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

pictured in Diving to a Flash of Gold. 10.7 grams, 1-1/2" x 7/8". Very well preserved St. Felix medallion with most details clear in high relief on both sides, the top loop and one link of basemetal chain embedded in a lump of original concretion, important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $250-$500.

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Unspecified sites 2500. Decorative mélange of shipwreck coins and artifacts (three 8R of Mexico, Lima and Potosí plus a Mexican 1/2R, two small lead musketballs, shards of glass, etc., all mounted in an earthenware olive jar neck). 364 grams, 3-3/4" in diameter. Instant treasure collection! All genuine items from the wrecks, cemented together with new encrustation, the coins with visible dates and not too badly corroded (cleaned). With salvager’s certificate #8879. Estimate: $300$450. 2501. Decorative presentation of one Mexican cob 8R cemented onto a brass spike. 107 grams, 5" long. Decent coin with 173(?) date and oMF attached along with a piece of white coral using new encrustation onto a complete spike that has some original crust and patina, both original artifacts. With salvager’s certificate #8880. Estimate: $70-$100.

2502. Silver Columbus statue. 226 grams, 4" tall. This woman-like figurine with flowing cape was actually the top of a religious vessel known as a monstrance, several specimens of which have been found from various Spanish shipwrecks, although it is unknown exactly why Columbus was chosen for the figure on top. This specimen is totally encrusted (with an oyster shell on the legs) but retains its distinctive form, with the exception of its arms, which are missing below the elbows, important pedigree. From the Art McKee museum, with original photos (front and back), and pictured on page 51 of History under the Sea (1973) by Mendel Peterson. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2503. Coral-encrusted flintlock pistol, with x-rays showing lead bullet still inside, professionally conserved (coral shell reconstructed, with original parts removed and preserved). 4600 grams, approx. 21" x 6". Shipwrecks and flintlocks… two very romantic concepts, but virtually impossible to have in a single item. Why? Because iron and wood degrade in the sea, and usually firearms are reduced to just small pieces of brass. Sometimes, however, a shipwreck flintlock acquires a cocoon of thick coral encrustation that retains the shape of the pistol; but such cases are ticking time bombs when salvaged because eventually the iron inside expands and blows the cocoon apart... leaving you with just pieces of encrustation and some brass fittings. One option is to keep the flintlock cocoon in water forever, but then your pistol is just a fish-tank ornament. The other option, time-consuming and expensive, is to professionally conserve it by stripping away all the oxidation and reassembling the pieces in an inert matrix. That was the process that created the present piece, which in its former, unconserved form was famously displayed by Art McKee decades ago (see pedigree), but at some point it must have de-stabilized and necessitated its drastic transformation into what you see here. The conscientious conservator meticulously recorded the procedure and retained all the component parts, mostly brass furniture but also a lead ball and gunpowder, which had been detected years prior via x-raying! Given the pedigree (including magazine and x-rays), the conservator’s legwork, and the overall display, this unique artifact is a real prize, not to mention a clear case of collector’s will defeating nature’s curse. Pedigreed to the Art McKee museum, with January 1971 issue of National Geographic magazine showing Art holding one of the x-rays and with letter to current owner attesting to its origin, also with DVD from conservator showing process. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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2508. Partially encrusted small iron cannonball (“4 pounder”). 2504. Large iron cannonball (“20 pounder”), professionally

3 lb 13 oz, 3-1/2" in diameter. Thickly cocooned ball with about 1/3 of

conserved. 17 lb, 5" in diameter. A big ball of iron with rough surfaces thickly coated and preserved in black. With salvager’s certificate #8820. Estimate: $100-$150.

its surface exposed and professionally conserved (matte black), a unique and interesting display. With salvager’s certificate #8826. Estimate: $60$90.

2509. One end of a cylindrical iron barshot, professionally 2505. Thickly encrusted iron cannonball (“8 pounder”). 11 lb, 5" conserved. 7 lb, 4" in diameter and 2" thick. A rather thick and heavy in diameter. A stable “cocoon” of thick, tan encrustation containing a

whole, large cannonball, making for a unique and interesting display. With salvager’s certificate #8824. Estimate: $90-$135.

puck that was once attached via a square-shank bar to its twin (bar and other puck missing), smooth surfaces matte black from preservation. With salvager’s certificate #8827. Estimate: $60-$90. 2510. One end of a cylindrical iron barshot, professionally conserved. 2 lb 3 oz, 3-1/4" in diameter and 2" thick. Corroded and with wedge missing but clearly one end of a barshot, matte black from preservation. With salvager’s certificate #8871. Estimate: $60-$90.

2506. Iron cannonball (“8 pounder”), professionally conserved. Almost 6 lb and 4" in diameter. Medium-sized ball with mostly smooth

surfaces, matte black from preservation, a bit light for its size. With salvager’s certificate #8874. Estimate: $75-$110. 2507. Iron cannonball (“6 pounder”), professionally conserved. 6 lb, 3-1/2" in diameter. Medium-sized ball with mostly smooth surfaces, matte black from preservation. With salvager’s certificate #8875. Estimate: $70-$100.

2511. Bar and one end of a cylindrical iron barshot, professionally conserved. 1 lb 14 oz, 9-3/4" long. Corroded but solid puck with square-shank bar intact, missing the puck at the other end, some rust spots peeking through matte-black coating. With salvager’s certificate #8872. Estimate: $60-$90.

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2515. Clay pipe with encrustation and short stem. 22.8 grams, 4-1/4" long. A typical smoking pipe with stem shortened from use, but atypically intact and with lovely pink and white encrustation on most of its surface. Estimate: $75-$110.

2512. Encrusted silver plate. 867 grams, 9" in diameter. Black from oxidation but very heavily encrusted with brown and tan coral on both sides, section of 1-1/2" rim missing. With DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

2516. Large wooden pulley wheel. 1076 grams, 8-1/2" in diameter and 1" thick. A rather large wheel of lignum vitae with 1-3/8" central

hole, all surfaces cracked and coated with a curiously white film. Estimate: $100-$150.

2513. Corroded silver plate. 224 grams, 9" in diameter. Small plate with about 30% of it missing from corrosion yet with outer ring of 11/2" rim intact. With DHL Rare Coins photo-certificate. Estimate: $350$500.

2517. Lot of ballast stone and 3 copper spikes (one mounted on

2514. Clay pipe with encrustation and most of stem intact. 32.2 grams, 6" long. Fully intact (rare for such a fragile object), with wonderful white and pink encrustation (some of it thick) on the bowl and stem. Estimate: $100-$150.

a wooden base and one in part of the original shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hull). Stone 1240 grams, nails 538 grams total, up to 5" each. A nice, brown river rock along with several encrusted and/or rusty square-shank spikes. Estimate: $100-$150. 2518. Lot of 2 bronze/ pewter buckles. 31 grams, up to 2-1/2". The squarish pewter buckle very ornate, the bronze one plain and shaped like a flat figure-8, both intact, nice pedigree. Pedigreed to the Art McKee museum. Estimate: $125-$200.

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“Ronson wreck,” sunk (?) ca. 1750 off Cazador, sunk in 1784 off Louisiana Manhattan (New York City)

2522. Decorative presentation of one Mexican bust 8R 1783 2519. Lot of 2 wooden powder-keg ends with complete leather ladies shoe sole with heel. Wood pieces 156.4 grams total and 5-1/2" to 6-3/4" in diameter; sole 56.4 grams and 7-3/4" long. In 1982, on a lowerManhattan property owned by the eponymous Howard Ronson, the remains of a mid-18th century British frigate were found and excavated, in effect the only known British trading vessel from that era ever to be salvaged in North America. Its muddy tomb under New York City preserved leather and wood items like the ones in this lot that normally would disintegrate in the salt water. The shoe sole in particular is in remarkably intact condition, with the full heel and even the stitching present. Perhaps worth more archeologically than as collector’s items, but we’ll let everyone fight over them anyway! Estimate: $35-$50.

cemented onto an earthenware olive jar shard along with a piece of a bronze spike, a small lead musketball and two shells. 154 grams, 4-1/2" x 2-3/4". All original artifacts artistically assembled using new encrustation, the coin actually rather nice (probably one-sided) with clear and uncorroded details. With salvager’s certificate #8868. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified Spanish wreck of the late 1700s off the coast of Brazil/Uruguay

Unidentified 1700s wreck off Central America 2520. Lot of 7 roughly faceted garnets. 5.2 grams total, up to 8 mm each. Neat little polyhedra in deep, dark purple, probably the result of temporary faceting “in the field” before final honing for jewelry. Estimate: $35-$50.

Colebrooke, sunk in 1778 off South Africa 2521. Lot of 2 East India Co. lead textile bale seals. 30.1 grams total, the larger one 1-1/2" in diameter and the smaller one 1".

Both intact, the larger one with cross-divided arms and no backpiece or connector and the smaller one with BEARD on frontpiece and blank backpiece (connector intact). Estimate: $75$110.

2523. Lot of encrusted items consisting of a complete but encrusted folding knife (navaja) and 3 incomplete sword scabbards (2 encrusted together) plus a piece of a small pewter buckle. 908 grams total. A very curious mix of unconserved items that are solidly entombed in concretion and probably not salvageable due to iron content, nevertheless interesting as one item here is the first shipwreck navaja we have seen. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Unidentified late-1700s wreck (probably French) in the English Channel

2524. Lot of 3 miscellaneous, small, brass artifacts: gilded brass intaglio seal; jewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harp; pocket-watch case. 13.7, 16.8 and 29.7 grams each, the largest 2-1/2". All three items intact and readily identifiable but only the seal ornate, with bust of a gentleman in retrograde. Estimate:

$70-$100. 2525. Lot of lead artifacts: 2 steelyard weights in the form of a fish and hammer(?); 57 lead musketballs, various sizes. Over 3 lb total. The usual profusion of common balls but the other two items unusual and possibly rare. Estimate: $50-$75.

Queen, sunk in 1799 off Salvador, Brazil 2526. Large, well-formed tin ingot deeply marked with seals for the English East India Co. and the Cornish tin- mining company Donithorne, very rare. 66 lb, approx. 21" x 5-1/2" x 3". At first glance one would think and hope that this long, rectangular object with 2-1/2" extensions for handles on top is a rather large silver ingot; and while its actual composition of pure tin is not as intrinsically valuable, its rarity and importance cannot be understated, as very few such items have ever been reported as recovered from shipwrecks. In fact the only other one we can trace is from the Earl of Abergavenny (sunk in 1805 off Weymouth, England), another East India Co. vessel from the same time period. Both ingots bear very large, deep and clearly readable round seals, one of which shows the heart-shaped E.I.C. logo, while the other is the company logo for Donithorne London, a well-known exporter of tin from Cornwall. Tin was in much demand around the world for making pewter, brass and bronze. So important were the ingots heading to China, in fact, that contemporaneous salvagers just after the sinking of both wrecks were sure to retrieve them, leaving only these two for us to study. To our knowledge this is the first shipwreck tin ingot ever to be offered at auction. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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2527. Complete chinaware (white) place setting for 6 people, consisting of the following, all intact but plain: 6 dinner plates, 6 dessert plates, 6 soup bowls, 6 large teacups, 6 medium teacups, 6 small teacups, 1 oval serving bowl, 2 small oval serving dishes, and 1 gravy boat. The plates 7" and 9", the cups 2" and 2-1/4" and 2-1/2". While each piece in this spread is plain white (glaze intact), with no markings, the completeness of the set is remarkable, as this was not a Chinese wreck with thousands of sets in cargo; rather, this set was probably in the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen or officersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quarters, even though each piece really does not look used, just a few with light stains from the sea and crackling or chipping in the glaze only. While this set is ideal for reselling piecemeal, we urge potential bidders to consider how cool it would be to have a dinner party for six on china from an 18th-century English E.I. Co. shipwreck! (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2528. Glazed earthenware chamber-pot, blue flower pattern. 1477 grams, 7-1/2" tall and 7-1/4" in diameter. Wonderfully intact, even the glaze and design, except for small chips and cracks in the top lip and handle, where there are also some small patches of coral encrustation, rare to have survived so well. Estimate: $500-$750. 400


Santa Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador

2529. Brass handle grip of a large rapier, professionally conserved. 240 grams, 5-1/2" long. The blade and other iron parts are long gone, but this spiral-wrapped brass grip is still very presentable, with encrustation on ends and nice patina. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150. 2530. Lot of 4 miscellaneous copper spikes, hooks and ring. 1501 grams total, 5"-6" each. Four diverse pieces of the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s copper hardware, all worn and not fully identifiable but solid and good for displays. With 4 ROBCAR photo-certificates. Estimate: $50-$75. 2531. Lot of 9 small nails and spikes. 63 grams total, each about 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" long. All but one fully intact, with round heads and square shanks, sharp points, great for resale or small gifts. With 3 ROBCAR photo-certificates. Estimate: $40-$60.

Cabalva, sunk in 1818 on the Shoals of St. Unidentified mid-1800s wreck (probably Brandon in the Indian Ocean British) in the English Channel

2534. Silver spoon (British, George IV, with hallmarks), plus a

2532. Ornate gold pocket-watch dial. 3.1 grams, 1-1/2" in diameter. With flowers and a guitar as the central motif, the hour numbers in Roman numerals, very thin and with hole in center, bright and highgrade gold, rare as from a wreck known for low-grade coins but no artifacts. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

nearly matching specimen not from the wreck. 9.8 grams total, each 5" long. Simple spoon with ornate engraving on top of handle with multiple hallmarks on bottom, intact except for split in bowl and hint of corrosion, combined with a non-wreck spoon of the exact same size and design but different engraving (with ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initials) and hallmarks. Estimate: $50-$75.

Lady Holland, sunk in 1830 off South Africa 2533. Disc-like glass inkwell, fundamentally intact, rare. 396 grams, 4" in diameter and 1" tall. A wide, flat disc with space in center for holding an ink-cup, intact except for large chips around the edge, first of this design we have ever seen and the first artifact we have ever heard of from this wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $75-$110.

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2535. Glass perfume bottle. 97.3 grams, 3-1/2" tall and 1-1/2" in diameter. Cute little cylinder in clear but

frosted glass, intact except for small chips in top lip, flower pattern in base. Estimate: $25-$40.

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Saint Lawrence, sunk in 1876 off South Africa

2536. Lot of 3 small artifacts: one silver appliqué and two brass disk weights. 45 grams total, up to 1". Typical thick, flat disks of nice brass color, along with an ornate but small and unidentified flat silver piece in nice condition. Estimate: $25-$40.

Unidentified mid-1800s Spanish wreck off Central America

2540. “Codd neck” soda bottle in heavily encrustation. 1304 grams, 9" x 4-1/2" x 4". Super display of an entire, unbroken clear-glass bottle

2537. Decorative bronze furniture with proprietary pinched neck (invented around the time of this wreck) emblem, double-headed eagle design. 9.8 grams, 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". A popular emblem of the crowned, two-headed eagle fashioned into a small ornament with sharp-nail back for hammering into wooden furniture, dark and patinated and with large chunk of encrustation on back. Estimate: $35-$50.

resting on a thick, rocky matrix as found. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $50-$75.

Birkenhead, sunk in 1852 off South Africa 2541. Round-bottom “torpedo” soda bottle. 533 grams, 10" long and 3" in diameter. Beautifully preserved and 100% intact, embossed with WEBB’S / DOUBLE SODA / & OTHER WATERS / TO HER MAJESTY / ISLINGTON / LONDON on the side, the light-green glass attractively encrusted here and there. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $50-$75.

2538. Brass soup spoon, uncleaned. 1.4 oz, 7" long. A plain but 100% intact spoon with light patina and encrustation all over (brown and thick in the bowl), from one of South Africa’s better-known wrecks. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90.

Windsor Castle, sunk in 1876 off South Africa 2542. Large brass porthole,

2539. Brass teaspoon in clump of encrustation. 124 grams, 6" x 21/2" x 1-1/2". An uncleaned (green) but completely intact spoon with its handle embedded in a rough matrix that appears to contain pieces of other artifacts inside, very interesting artifact from one of South Africa’s better-known wrecks. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $60-$90.

intact but glass inside shattered. 11 lb, 10" in diameter. A typical “window” with very thick glass, 11 screws around the perimeter, hinge on one side and C-shaped fastener on the other, the brass solid and nicely patinated but the glass very jaggedly broken. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Maori, sunk in 1909 off South Africa Spain 2546. Large glass inkwell, rare. 241 grams, 2" tall and 3" in diameter.

Beautifully pearlized clear glass, intact except for chips in the rim, rare both in design (first of this type we have seen) and for its provenance. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $75-$110.

2547. Lot of 2 glass jars. 190 grams, 4" tall and 2" in diameter; 121 grams, 5-1/ 4" x 2" x 1-1/4". Two cute, clear-glass

2543. China bowl, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, with original auction catalog. 670 grams, 10" in diameter. Fully intact, with detailed company logo on 1-3/8" raised rim and hallmark of maker Glashworth & Bros. / Hanley on bottom, glossy white with orange staining, one of very few recovered due to the expense of deep-sea excavation. With Spink Douro catalog from 1996 (with prices realized) and Sedwick certificate from 1997. Estimate: $200-$300.

bottles that are intact except for breakage at bottom and cracks, the round one for preserves with cork intact and the rectangular one for medicine and marked HATTON & LAWS / LAUNCETON / TWO TABLESPOONS. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $75$110.

S.S. Cheerful, sunk in 1885 off Cornwall, England 2544. Small nugget of abhurite mineral in clearplastic container. 5.5 grams, 1" cube (whole container). A small, crusty rock of the resultant mineral when tin oxidizes in seawater, first artifact we have ever had from this wreck. With generic certificate. Estimate: $35$50.

Empress of Ireland, sunk in 1914 off Quebec

Lugana, sunk in the late 1800s or early 1900s in the Florida Keys 2545. Pair of lowgrade silver soup ladles with touchmarks. 236 grams total, 9" and 13" long. Two fully intact,

yellowish silver serving utensils with plain curved handles (trifid bottoms) and round bowls, both marked on the bottom of the handles with touchmarks RB&G for Reed, Barton Gorham, a partnership that ended around 1875, and thereby used to help identify the time period of the ship, as mentioned on page 40 of Diving to a Flash of Gold. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

2548. Small, brass salt spoon from First Class area. 3.7 grams, 13/4" long. Tiny spoon with bowl and most of stem intact (missing the end), lightly encrusted. With original certificate from salvager. Estimate: $35-$50.

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NON-WRECK ARTIFACTS Pre-Columbian 2549. Oaxaca, Mexico (Xaaga culture, ca. 1300 forward), copper-arsenic tajadera, scarce. 86 grams, 6-1/4" x 4-3/4". Fine example of Mexican proto-money, this specimen of scarce design and fully

intact and well preserved, lightly cleaned but still patinated as usual. Estimate: $70-$100.

Arms/armor/militaria Firearms

2550. British East India Co. flintlock rail gun, maker Nock, dated 1802, in perfect working order, with modern smith-made iron yoke and rail pin. 13 lb, 38" long overall, 22"-long barrel. Impressively original and complete gun, with cannon-muzzled, octagonal-to-round brass barrel; all brass furniture; steel lock marked with EIC logo, date, maker name NOCK and crowned-2 touchmark; solid wooden stock with hole for yoke and pins under barrel above removable wooden ramrod; in short, a rare, choice piece for the discerning arms collector. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

2551. British East India Co. flintlock blunderbuss, dated 1799/1814, in perfect working order. 7 lb, 32-1/2" overall, 16"-long barrel. Original and complete, with cannon-muzzled, round, brass barrel; military-style brass furniture; steel lock marked with lion company logo, 1814 date and crowned-2 touchmark; brass shield at wrist showing a bird over the name Athanas Mitchoo (a Greek trader in Dhaka, Bengal State), Dacca and permit date 1799; black-wood ramrod; no repairs or damage, just a choice piece all around. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500. 404


2552. British East India Co. flintlock blunderbuss, ca. 1810-20, in working order. 10-1/2 lb, 31" long overall, 16"-long barrel. Large and impressive trade gun, with flared, octagonal-to-round steel barrel terminating in a brass muzzle that was added after manufacture; non-military (unreinforced) steel furniture; steel lock with lion company logo and crowned-3 touchmark; post-production carving on stock and swivels; replacement ramrod; pin to hold barrel missing and wood repaired below lock (very typical), also the barrel is slightly loose, but overall the piece is solid and functional. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

2553. British naval flintlock blunderbuss, late 1700s-early 1800s, great working order. 5-1/2 lb, 35" long overall, 23"-long barrel. Long gun with octagonal-to-round, flared steel barrel with stamped serial number 3291; military-grade brass furniture; steel lock engraved with makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name WHATELY; initials CMM on top of stock; split in wood under barrel above replacement steel ramrod but otherwise in nice condition. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

2554. Japanese early-1800s matchlock rifle (Samurai period), great working order. 8.75 lb, 52-1/2" overall, 39"-long barrel. Super-long gun with octagonal steel barrel; brass furniture and lock; replacement ramrod; no markings but all original and in excellent condition. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2555. Matched set of British box-lock flintlock dueling pistols, early 1800s, great working order. 691 grams total, each 9" long. Super little set with cannon-muzzled, round, screw-off brass barrels with touchmarks on bottom and connected to brass boxes engraved with LONDON around steel locks (one missing top claw); steel trigger guards with flower engravings; silver-wire inlay in wooden handles. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

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2556. North African flintlock pistol, late 1700s, good working order. 1061 grams, 19" long. Long pistol with tapering, round, steel barrel engraved with maker’s name (indecipherable) and touchmark; steel lock with maker’s name again on side; ornate brass furniture; replacement ramrod, butt-handle cracked and with wire wrapping at end of barrel but otherwise in good condition. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 2557. Spanish miquelet flintlock pistol, early 1800s, excellent working order. 462 grams, 9-1/2" long. Beautiful little gun with octagonalto-round steel barrel; ornate brass furniture (grotesque face on buttplate); ornate steel lock; replacement ramrod but otherwise intact. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2558. English flintlock pistol, ca. 1790, good working order. 1121 grams, 15" long. Fat but spartan piece with plain, round, steel barrel; steel lock; brass furniture; no markings; replacement ramrod; a few minor cracks and chips in the wood but fundamentally intact and classic in design. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 2559. Albanian “rat-tail” miquelet flintlock pistol, ca. 1750-1820, good working order. 1084 grams, 21" long. Very long and slender gun with octagonal-to-round steel barrel; steel lock with horns design on top; ornate brass furniture and ornamental ramrod; a bit worn and unmarked but fully functional. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2560. Persian or Turkish “blunderbuss” pistol, ca. 1780-1820, decent working order. 1355 grams, 20-1/2" long. Fat and ornate gun with silver-inlaid steel blunderbuss-style barrel; steel European-style “rainproof ” lock with unreadable engraving; brass trigger guard; silver furniture and inlays all over, including star-and-crescent designs, touchmarks on barrel wrap; false ramrod; clearly well used and with period repair between lock and trigger; interesting as designed to be fired from the hip while on horseback. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 2561. English officer’s flintlock pistol, maker Ketland, ca. 1815-20, great working order. 917 grams, 15" long. Simple but very wellpreserved specimen with round, steel barrel showing touchmarks at lock end; steel lock stamped with W. KETLAND & CO.; brass furniture with flower mark on bottom of trigger guard; intact ramrod (possibly original); no chips or cracks or damage. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Edged weapons

2562. Ancient Luristan (northern Persia, now Iran), bronze axe head, ca. 1500 BC, with custom stand. 552 grams, 7-1/2" x 3-1/2". Fully intact, with curved blade topped with bird ornament, 4-pointed backpiece, the custom stand threaded through central column, attractively patinated and covered with light sediment, from an excavation in a valley of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran and believed to have been made by either the nomadic Cimmerians or Indo-European people of Media or Persia. Estimate: $750-$1,100. 2563. Ancient Luristan (northern Persia, now Iran), large bronze dagger with complete “ear”-type handle, ca. 1500 BC, rare in this size and design and condition. 751 grams, 18-1/2" long. Fully intact, with triangular blade with raised medial and rectangular guard, the hilt with round, ribbed grip and open crescent pommel, all beautifully patinated, from an excavation in a valley of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran and believed to have been made by either the nomadic Cimmerians or Indo-European people of Media or Persia. With Christie’s (South Kensington) auction catalog of April 28, 2004, featuring the Axel Guttmann Collection of ancient arms and armor, lot #23 of which is nearly identical to this dagger (with an estimate of £3000). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 2564. Spanish colonial (1500s) pike (spear tip). 823 grams, 19-1/ 2" long. Large and impressively intact weapon with long, ridged blade integrated with long socket topped with polyhedral knob, rusty and patinated all over but very solid and stable, found at a Spanish colonial site in the “big bend” area of northern Florida. Estimate: $150-$225.

2565. French(?) cuphilt rapier with wavy blade, late 1500s(?), exceptional condition. 604 grams, 34" long. Very well preserved, with blemish-free blade of an unusual design, large cup with integrated knuckle guard (somewhat encrusted inside), tightly wirewrapped grip, simple pommel. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2566. Spanish cuphilt rapier, 1600s, exceptional condition. 950 grams, 45" long. Very long and well-preserved sword with straight blade, rather large cup with rolled-back and detailed lip, simple crossbar integrated with interior loops and knuckle guard, tightly wire-wrapped grip, two-piece pommel, nicely patinated but no damage or repair anywhere. Estimate: $2,250-$3,500.

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2567. Spanish colonial (Caribbean) cuphilt sword, ca. 1550-1650. 1165 grams, 40-1/2" long. Nicely pedigreed sword with blunt-tip blade (very slightly bent), large cup integrated with long crossbar and simple knuckle guard and pommel, cracked and chipped wooden grip, dark and rusty all over but fundamentally intact. Pedigreed to the collection of Jack Williams of St. Augustine, Florida. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 2568. Spanish colonial broadsword with cuphilt guard, ca. 1550-1650. 1125 grams, 36" long. Simple design with straight blade, separate cup (with two small holes) and crossbar/knuckle guard, cap-like pommel and wood grip, intact and solid but with rusty patina all over. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2569. Italian broadsword with clamshell guard, ca. 1550-1650. 804 grams, 32" long. Well-preserved piece with wide, flat blade showing the maker’s mark “S,” arrow-shaped guard with armorer’s mark near end integrated with S-shaped crossbar, leather grip with small piece loose, no rust or nicks in blade. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 2570. Spanish machete, ca. 1550-1600. 719 grams, 30-1/2" long. Impressively well-preserved blade boldly marked with ANTONIO FERRAN Y CA. on both sides, horn or tortoiseshell grip with a few chips, flat brass pommel. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2571. Lot of 2 iron weapons (1 broken dagger and 1 spear tip), Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 224 grams total, one 4-1/2" and the other 8-1/4" long. Both rusty and crusty but solid and intact, the spear point with very small, spade-shaped blade, and the dagger with approximately 1/3 of the tip of the blade missing but crossbar and tang at other end intact. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150. 2572. Spanish (?) cuphilt smallsword (miniature rapier), late 1600s or 1700s. 247 grams, 22" long. Exceptional specimen with thin, ridged blade fused to small cup with scalloped edge, simple crossbar and grip (slightly loose) and pommel with engraved design, no rust, the point still very sharp. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 2573. Spanish “espada ancha” broadsword, mid-1700s. 1.75 lb, 39" long. Double-edged blade with (slightly loose) D-shaped knuckle bow, sewn leather grip, leaf-shaped shell guard on same plane as blade, all darkly toned but in great shape, minimal rust, just a few tiny nicks in the blade from use. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2574. English officer’s court sword, 1780-1800, very ornate. 365 grams, 38-1/2" long. A thin rapier with perfectly intact blade and great detailing on the steel handle, knuckle bow, pommel and guard, well preserved as used only for ceremonies. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 2575. Mexican machete, 1800s, with ornate inscription. 482 grams, 28" long. Fascinating piece with varying-width blade showing maker’s mark PG and the inscription No es el león / Como lo pintan (an idiomatic expression meaning the enemy is not as bad as it seems), with horn grip in the shape of an eagle’s head, all intact except for piece of the eagle’s beak, nicely patinated and still somewhat sharp. Estimate: $200-$300. 408


2576. Ornate Spanish dagger dated 1864 with original leather scabbard. 634 grams, 16" long. Beautifully detailed triangular blade marked TOLEDO / 1864 on one side of the ricasso and J.A. / S.M. on the other, the forged-iron handle intricately detailed with hunting scenes, darkburgundy leather scabbard with iron tip and dog’s head belt hook, with gold-leaf inlays all over (even on the blade and scabbard). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. 2577. Collection of 4 Spanish navajas (folding knives) of the 1800s with important book about them entitled La navaja española antigua by Rafael Martínez del Peral y Fortón (1995, autographed by the author). 167 to 363 grams each and 8" to 15" long. The immediate predecessor to the modern jackknife, the Spanish navaja was popular with thieves and gypsies as a small, easily accessible blade that could be tucked into one’s belt safely. This small group contains one huge, slender, pointed specimen with ratcheting hinge and ornately engraved blade with maker’s name Manuel García (plus other wording) and traces of red enamel, bone-and-brass handle, and three smaller specimens with trifid design at one end and tri-circular design on the other in brass handle, one with wood grip and the other two with tortoiseshell and ivory, with faintly engraved Recuerdo and Viva España on one blade and HAUDEVILLE EN ALBACETTE stamped on the other, all in excellent working order, the large one rare and valuable. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.

2578. Select Knights of America / Ancient Order of United Workmen (AOUW) presentation sword and scabbard, 1880s. 2 lb, 35" long. Founded in Pennsylvania in 1868 and following Masonic rituals, the Ancient Order of United Workmen was the first of many post-Civil War fraternal organizations and evolved into a powerful political force before dying out by the late 1940s. Used in its ceremonies and issued to Dr. Edwin C. Haller (engraved in the blade, as is also the maker’s name Parson & Co. of St. Louis, Mo.), the whole brass-handled sword and brass scabbard are ornate with symbols, used but fully intact. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Cannons

2579. Pair of British iron carronades, ca. 1810, professionally conserved and choice condition. Each 62 lb and 19" x 7", with 1-1/2" bore. Two matching, small, fat cannons, each with crosswise mounting hole on bottom and small lifting handle on cascabel, both heavy and perfectly preserved (in working order, we assume), all surfaces rust-free and matte black, horizontal casting seam all around, great for display but also small enough to be portable. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

2580. Bronze “lantaka” swivel cannon (ornate), Dutch East Indies, late 1700s-early 1800s, with original yoke and wooden tiller. 34 lb, 38" long overall and 4" at its widest. Excellent specimen with octagonal-to-round barrel, flared muzzle with sight, 1" bore, no “dolphins” but

upright sights around touchhole, cylindrical cascabel with original wooden tiller inserted, wrapped with nailed-down pigskin grip, choice bronze color and patina all over. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

2581. Bronze or brass “lantaka” swivel cannon (ornate), Dutch East Indies, late 1700s-early 1800s, with original yoke. 24 lb, 32-1/2" long and 4-1/2" at its widest. Typical specimen with ornate design all over, the barrel octagonal before yoke and round to wide, flared muzzle, 1" bore, snakelike “dolphins” (lifting handles) at top, hollow cascabel with remnants of the original tiller inside, nicely patinated with bright brassy color peeking through. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

2582. Small brass cannon and carriage, ca. 1790-1820. 892 grams, 7-1/2" x 4" x 4". Antique miniature (a faithful reproduction) that can still be fired, the wheels functional but bent, well used but intact. Estimate: $100-$150. 2583. Miniature iron cannon, probably 1700s-1800s. 16.7 grams, 2-1/2" long and 3/8" in diameter. Tiny but functional cannon, possibly an 18th-century toy or a military strategy marker, dark all over but not rusty. Estimate: $35-$50.

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2584. Small brass cannon and wooden carriage, probably 1900s. 1600 grams, 10-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 4". Decorative item, but probably fire-able, the brass brushed but clean and the carriage with new-looking aluminum wheels, curiously with a 1990 English sixpence crammed into the muzzle. Estimate: $100-$150. 2585. Small, iron cannon dated 1732 on painted canvas-on-wood carriage (modern). 3730 grams, 12-1/2" x 4" x 7". A more or less accurate early-1900s(?) replica, rusty but solid, with oversized cascabel for balance, the carriage painted with Spanish arms on red fields, small metal wheels, looks aged and well-used but fundamentally intact and an interesting display. Estimate: $75-$100.

Cannonballs

2586. Large, iron cannonball grenade. 3344 grams, 4-1/4" in diameter. Perfectly intact and uncorroded ball with hollow center and narrow opening for packing in an explosive charge, just a little rust but totally stable. Estimate: $70-$100. 2587. Small, bronze cannonball. 3154 grams, 3-1/2" in diameter. Very heavy and solid (as opposed to iron, which the bronze ones replaced on the relatively peaceful Pacific), with lovely green patina on brown surfaces. From a Spanish colonial site in the southern Caribbean, 1600s-1700s. Estimate: $250-$375. 2588. Lot of 4 iron cannonballs of various sizes. 2906 grams, each 1-1/4" to 3" in diameter. All rusty and crusty but wholly intact and stable. From a Spanish colonial site in the southern Caribbean, 1500s1600s. Estimate: $60-$90. 2589. Lot of 2 lead-wrapped (rare thus) iron small cannonballs. 628 grams total, each 1-1/2" in diameter. Fully intact, fascinating pieces of ammunition, the first we have seen like this, presumably wrapped in lead to keep the iron from rusting. From a Spanish colonial site in the southern Caribbean, 1500s1600s. Estimate: $40-$60.

Armor 2590. Spanish steel cabasset (helmet), early 1600s. 1776 grams, 9" x 9". Hand-forged, with ridged medial topped by a pear-stalk terminal, internal cloth band and rivets intact, nice dark color (not polished) with traces of rust, an excellent specimen of a scarce item. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Militaria 2591. Gilt brass sash buckle, US Civil War-period (early 1860s), found in the United Kingdom, rare. 19.6 grams, 2-1/4" x 1-3/4". Intact and well-detailed piece showing a lion and an eagle flanking a central oval medallion, the back printed with W&B’s / PATENT REVERSIBLE BELT, much gilding remaining, a design associated with US Civil War use yet this particular specimen found overseas. With original article about a similar specimen in Treasure Hunting magazine (August, 1999). Estimate: $50-$75.

2592. Spanish-American War-era US Navy flag, dated 1887, rare. 485 grams, 45" x 79". Historic flags are in high demand, especially in

mint condition like this one, officially known as a “naval ensign,” with brass grommets marked “Pat’d Aug. 28, 1884 N&O” and stenciled along the canton with US ENSIGN NO.6 NAVY YARD NEW YORK DEC 19, 1887, all its parts separately sewn (nice stitching), no stains or rips but with one small hole in the blue field. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

2593. Brass military belt buckle, ca. 1900 (patent dated 1881), found and used in Panama under the Colombia Republic. 71 grams, 2-3/4" x 2-3/8". From 1821 to 1903, Panama was a part of the Republic of Colombia, and this buckle dates to that period, with the Colombian arms and EJERCITO NACIONAL / COLUMNA DE PANAMA on the front (otherwise plain), perfectly intact but in need of polishing. Estimate: $60-$90.

2594. WWII-era US Navy depth charge (inert), dated 1943. Approx. 75 lb, 28" tall and 18" in diameter. Yes, it looks like just a

(slightly) rusty 10-gallon drum, but its top bears a plaque engraved with “Depth Charge Case-Mk VI,” anchor mark, date 3-20-43 and “Beatrice Steel Tank Mfg. Co.,” also with stenciling showing the serial number and inspection certification, plus a screwed-in plug and riveted seal. Originally meant for floating in the sea to destroy passing ships but now certified to be inert, this great piece of WWII history comes from the San Francisco Bay Area’s Mare Island Naval Shipyard (officially the first US Navy shipyard on the Pacific coast, opened in 1854), where it was acquired by a naval officer when the shipyard closed in 1996. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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2599. Ornate gold ring of hands clasping a heart, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s), found in the southern Caribbean. 4.7 grams, size 7-1/4. Small but very sturdy ring in high-grade gold with intricate design in high relief. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $500-$750.

Jewelry/religious 2595. Gold-and-pearl pendant and dress-mount, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 1.8 grams, each about 1/2". Very white but irregularly shaped pearls threaded onto posts in high-grade gold settings, one with loop at one end (for a pendant or earring) and the other with loop in back and with wire design on sides. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150.

2600. Lot of 2 simple gold rings, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 3.2 grams total, sizes 9-1/2 and 5-1/2. One a tiny wedding band, the other a thin band with socket at top for a stone, now missing and open, both probably low-grade gold but wearable. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200$300.

2601. Gold cufflink, late 1800s(?).

2596. Lot of small bits of gold (beads, earring, etc), Spanish

2.9

grams. Simple ovals with script letters E and

colonial (1500s-1600s). 3.2 grams total. Interesting small pieces of worked gold, including one complete ring and 13 small beads on a wire. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150.

L engraved on the top, looped in back to a gold-wire connector, probably 14K. Estimate: $70-$100.

2597. Gold and pink-glass pendant, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 4.7 grams, 1/2" diameter. Opaque pink sphere with flower-like gold caps at each end, one topped with a loop and jump-ring, very cute and wearable. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75.

2602. Lot of 3 small, silver, religious items: one cross and two medallions, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 4.4 grams total, each approx. 1/2" to 1-1/4". The cross dark and intact with loop at top, the two medallions bright silver, one with intact loop, typical religious scenes. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150.

2598. Gold and emerald pendant, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 7.0 grams. High-grade cabochon emerald set in a cross-fleury gold setting

(also high grade) with 2 attached gold wires of square cross-section and accompanied by a separate, crumpled, matching piece of the same wire. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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2603. Small silver crucifix (Spanish, 1600s?), found in Seville harbor. 3.0 grams, 1" x 1-1/2". Thinarmed cross with separately molded Christ figure (full) applied, top arm of cross and suspension loop missing but otherwise intact. Estimate: $60-$90.


2607. String of various

2604. Lot of 4 small, copper/bronze, religious items: one cross and three medallions, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 9.4 grams total, each approx. 1/2" to 1-1/4". Mostly worn and crusty, the top loop intact on 2 of the medallions, typical religious scenes. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $80-$120.

beads, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 39 grams, 22" long. Judiciously coordinated necklace (modern wire) consisting of both spherical and tubular beads, mostly blue (varying shades) but some pink and white and even some clear, faceted crystal (those rare). From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

2605. Large pearl and small red-agate beads, 2 of each, for earrings, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 3.4 grams, each bead up to 1/2". Impressively large, ovoid pearls with ring design on exterior (nice color and nacre), the red stones with white swirls, finely drilled and perfectly matched for earrings. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

2606. String of 73 small pearls, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 6.1 grams, 12" long, each pearl up to 5 mm. Choker-length string of small

but nicely matched pearls on a modern wire. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2608. String of various beads, Spanish colonial (1600s). 68 grams, 22" long. Nice mix of different types of beads on a modern wire, consisting of royal-blue tubes, spheres of blue, pink, white, yellow, green and black, a couple rare crystals and some smaller cylinders. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Miscellaneous

2609. Large Nuremburg “armada” chest, late 1500s to mid-1600s, with key, in working order. 28" x 16-1/2" x 18". When people think of pirates’ “treasure chests,” this is the image that comes to mind, but the truth is that these more or less mass-produced boxes were like the Diebold safes of their time, being way too heavy and bulky (yet eminently secure) to carry anywhere, full or otherwise. They were for castles and manors, and indeed held great treasures, yet most rusted away, making fully intact and functional specimens like this one rare and in high demand. The lock mechanism is operated by a single keyhole in the top, with swivel cover normally hiding it, and not the larger and more obvious false keyhole in the front. Opening the chest and propping the lid on a curved bar inside reveals the workings of the lock on the underside of the lid (missing the decorative cover), which throws 6 bolts around the lip all at once, the usual 4 in the back replaced with simple cusps. Inside the chest is a smaller box to one side with its own lock (unfortunately closed and unopenable without its key). The exterior of the chest bears large handles on the sides and a strap (one of 2 originally) to hold down bolt-loops on the lid when shut. As usual, the chest is painted black on the outside and red on the inside, all with a light veneer of rusty color. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $7,500-$10,000.

2610. Small, iron Nuremburg chest, late 1500s or early 1600s but the exterior artistically painted in the 1700s in Peru, with original key. 1311 grams, 8" x 3-3/ 4" x 3-1/2". Intact and very cute little chest of classic design with two-bolt locking mechanism inside the lid, small handles on sides, the entire exterior vividly painted with a battle scene between two men (one with shield and spear and the other with a sling) on the front and two coats of arms on the top, perhaps in reference to a specific event. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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2614. Small stoneware “Bellarmine” jug, probably 1600s. 879 grams, 8-1/2" tall and 5" in diameter. Cute little jug with the usual 2611. Small wooden chest with iron lock, Spanish colonial, ca. 1780. 2106 grams, 16" x 7" x 7-1/4". Somewhat spartan but with classic, humped-lid design, bent-wire hinges (2) but more ornate lock on top and front (its key missing), solid and sturdy but exterior appears to be polished and repatinated. Estimate: $350-$500.

2612. Small pewter plate, German, dated 1708 but made in the early 1800s. 378 grams, 8-1/2" in diameter. Very well-preserved (almost new-looking) plate with 3 large hallmarks on the bottom, 2 with lion and castle (the arms of Meissen, Germany) and the 3rd with date 1708 below vegetation and the initials G.B.K., standing for maker Gottfried Benjamin Krause (master pewterer in 1815), with prominently raised 1-1/4" rim, a few minor dents and scratches from use. Estimate: $100$150. 2613. Spanish earthenware olive jar (small), 1600s, from Las Cruces Trail in Panama, with original cork inside. 6.25 lb, 9-3/4" tall and 9" in diameter. A wholly intact piece showing its original whitish color (all the shipwreck ones are stripped to the orange base), just a few chips here and there and small (intentional?) hole near the neck, the cork shrunken and pushed in but present. Estimate: $200-$300.

speckled-brown glaze and bearded-face medallion on shoulder opposite the single handle, with a sunburst medallion below the face, fully intact but oddly with part of the side caved in (as made). Estimate: $100$150.

2615. Ornate silver cake knife from wedding of Dutch (VOC) fleet commander Apollonius Scott in Indonesia, early 1600s, with framed reproduction of the 1753 inheritance letter of William Browne of Salem, Mass. The knife 38.5 grams and 7-1/2" long; frame 12" x 15". When is the last time you saw a single utensil mentioned specifically in a will? That is how important this heirloom must have been to the Browne family, and examining the piece will show you why: The ornate, hollow, rectangular handle is completely covered in engraved decorations depicting various wedding couples and family trees, etc. with Latin wording interspersed, the narrow sides with APOLLONIVS + SCOTT (curiously misspelled, who, as the letter says, was “the Father... of said Bishop Burnett’s Lady”) and “Erst fien end dan betrachten” (“first consider the end”?), hallmarks B.G, head, lion and D on the blade, the silver worn but with all its details clear. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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2616. Steel, 3-tined fork with scrimshawed ivory handle, dated 1754. 35.3 grams, 7-1/2" long. Are you Edward Duquesne? If so, then this 250-year-old utensil has your name on it—literally! Flanking the name are initials J.C. and the date, plus some scrollwork, all on a flat side of a rectangular-shank ivory handle, in perfect condition except for a split on the back (not loose), the tines of the metal fork itself still sharp. Estimate: $200-$300.

2621. English ale bottle, ca. 1780. 756 grams, 9-1/2" tall and 4" in diameter. Intact but rather sea-worn and curiously encrusted with oyster

2617. English pewter soup spoon marked with Tudor rose hallmark, 1620s-1640s. 82.9 grams, 7" long. Typically plain design (straight handle of hexagonal cross-section, large round bowl) with full and well-defined hallmark in bowl, dark brown patina all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

shells as found in the Florida Keys, very dark green in color, with nice deep pontil. Estimate: $75-$110. 2622. English ale bottle, ca. 1780. 694 grams, 9" tall, 4" in diameter. Completely intact (not even any lip-chips), with curious swirled encrustation all over, nice deep pontil, tiny bubbles in the glass. Estimate: $75-$110. 2623. Large Dutch “case gin” bottle marked A VAN HOBOKEN & Co. / ROTTERDAM and with maker’s seal, 1800s. 919 grams, 11-1/2" tall and 3-3/4" at its widest. Rather large as case gins go, in darkbrown glass, with lettering on two of its sides, applied AVH-monogram seal on shoulder, and “3” in pontil, fully intact except for an old(?) repair on lip, the surfaces quite glossy and unblemished. Estimate: $150-$225.

2618. Dutch “onion” bottle, ca. 1720-1750. 832 grams, 6" in diameter. Fully intact with nice pontil, crude lip, a few bubbles in the light green glass, popular item. Estimate: $100-$150. 2619. Dutch “onion” bottle, ca. 1720-1750. 573 grams, 7" tall and 5" in diameter. Nice, translucent green, with good pontil, interesting swirl of impurities inside, fully intact (no chips or cracks). Estimate: $100-$150.

2624. Lot of 2 round-bottom mineral water bottles, ca. 1880. 377 grams and 480 grams, each 9" long and nearly 2-1/2" in diameter. Very light green in color (like Coke bottles), one unmarked but attractively pearlized inside and the other marked CANTRALL & / COCHRANE / DUBLIN & / BELFAST and with small barnacles on the exterior, both fully intact and found in the Florida Keys. Estimate: $50-$75.

2620. Dutch porter “lady leg” bottle, ca. 1750. 735 grams, 11" tall, 3-1/2" in diameter.

Characteristically long, narrow neck and cylindrical body, nice pontil, no chips or cracks, a few bubbles in the green glass. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2625. Mariner’s octant by Walker (London), late 1700s-early 1800s, excellent condition. 1099 grams, 14" x 11-1/2". Ebony wood with ivory inlays showing scale and maker (in one line) WALKER Gun Alley Wapping LONDON, with brass index arm, pinhole sight, 2 shades, 3 mirrors and feet all intact, in fact completely functional and a wonderful conversation piece with significant value as a nautical antique. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

2626. Large ironwood steering paddle from a late-1700s/early-1800s Dutch (VOC) launch-boat scuttled in Indonesia. 12 lb, 73" long. How often do you get a chance to own an actual piece of a VOC sailing vessel? Now is your chance with this long, oar like paddle with small, reinforced side grip, glossy surfaces with dark color but traces of red paint here and there, reinforced split at paddle end but 100% intact and a great display for office or den. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $400-$600. 2627. Brass marlinspike, early Spanish colonial (1500s). 45.5 grams, 4-1/2" long. At first this looks like a key, with 3-holed handle-end, but the other end terminates in a sharp point, which was used to splice and de-knot ropes, some brassy color and bright patina. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75.

2628. Steel “clockwork” spur (early 1500s), Spanish colonial, with book Vaquero by photographer Bill Wittliff (2002, autographed by the author) showing a picture of a similar item. 345 grams, 9-1/2". Very ornate, 6-pointed spur with very long spines, curlicue pattern, a bit rusty and encrusted but fully intact (very rare thus), desirable as connected with the Spanish conquistadors of northern Mexico. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

2629. Lot of 2 iron muleshoes, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 653 grams total, each 4" x 5-1/2". Rusty and crusty but intact and solid, two different designs. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40-$60.

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2634. Lot of 4 iron padlocks

2630. Brass stirrup, Spanish colonial

(2 square and 2 spherical), Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s).

(1600s-1700s). 259 grams, 5-1/4" tall and 41/2" wide. D-shaped piece with rectangular loop at top, the footpad in a flower-like design but missing about half, patinated brass color all over. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75.

318 grams total, approx. 1" to 2-5/ 8" each. All rusty and crusty but

intact and solid, interesting to show the designs in use in the colonial period, including a tiny one that hardly seems like much of a deterrent. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40-$60.

2631. Iron slave shackles, mid1800s, with key. 580 grams, about 17" long. Two surprisingly small cuffs connected by 5 figure-8 links, hand-forged, one of the cuffs with cylindrical lock and nonmatching (but accurate) key, fully intact but rusty in color all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

2632. Iron slave shackles, mid1800s. 577 grams, 20" long. Two C-shaped cuffs connected by 8 rectangular links, hand-forged, one of the cuffs with insertion lock but no key, fully intact but rusty in color all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

2635. Lot of 5 iron and bronze skeleton keys, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 216 grams total, each 2-3/4" to 3-1/4" long. Used for a any kind of warded locks like chests, padlocks, gates and doors, each one in this lot somewhat crusty but intact and solid, a variety of shapes and sizes. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40$60.

2636. Lot of 6 bronze/brass coin(?) weights, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 91 grams total, 1/2" to 1" in diameter each. Typically thick, flat discs (except for one square and one hexagonal) with markings on one side, all off-increment weights except for the hexagonal one, which is exactly the weight of a 2 escudos/reales, all lightly patinated, worth further study. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $65-$95.

2633. Lot of 3 iron padlocks of a triangular shape, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 545 grams total, each about 3" to 5". All rusty and crusty but intact and solid, interesting to show the designs in use in the colonial period. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40-$60.

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2640. Lot of 5 bronze crotal bells, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 71 grams total, 1/2" to 1-1/2" each in diameter. A variety of sizes of

2637. Original Spanish pan-scale weight from Valencia in wooden case dated 1761. 236 grams, 7-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/4". Great little antique scale with 2 brass pans hanging via red thread from a iron arms, all housed in a custom box with 3 brass weights (2 smaller ones missing), each one marked, the lid of the box inked with owner’s name Vicente Sala on the outside and applied paper on the inside with the coat of arms and 1761 date and “IOSEPH PLANES y Ferrer, Refinador de pesos y pesas, por el Rey y la Ciudad de Valencia,” with simple wire hinge and clasp in front. Estimate: $500-$750.

spherical bells with loops at top (one missing) and slits in bottom, intact, some encrusted and patinated. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $25-$40. 2641. Lot of 3 different types of bronze bells, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 284 grams total, roughly 4", 1-3/4" and 1". One cowbell with fleur-de-lis-like design in four places, holed at top (and loop broken); one small handbell, fully intact; and one crotal bell, fully intact; all nicely patinated but missing the clappers. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40$60. 2642. Complete crotal hawk’s bell with clapper, found near St. Augustine, Florida, probably mid1700s. 36.9 grams, 1-1/8" in diameter. Large, solid, spherical bell with small-holed handle at top, slit in bottom, acoustic holes near top and loose clapper inside, darkly patinated but still somewhat ring-able. Estimate: $35-$50. 2643. Ornate, gold-plated silver thimble, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 7.3 grams, 1" tall. Much more substantial than the usual common thimble, with heart design on side, silvery with light traces of gold plating, a few wrinkles but fully intact. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

2638. Small silver seal(?), Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s).

3.9 grams, 1-5/8" in diameter. Cup-like artifact with intricate monogram in

retrograde and incuse on bottom, top open and a bit disfigured, good silver, uncorroded. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $100-$150. 2639. Brass wax-seal stamp, 1800s, balance-scale design (reminiscent of Mexican coins of the late 1800s). 26.1 grams, 3" long. At first this appears to be a die-punch, but the design of a balance scale with crossed sword and baton does not match any coins we know of, and the post is too thin to be hammerable, so we conclude instead that it is a wax seal for some governmental department in Panama, where it was found, well detailed and in perfect condition. Estimate: $100-$150.

2644. Pair of gilt-bronze shoe-buckles, early Spanish colonial (1500s). 39.4 grams total, each 1-3/4" x 1-1/2". Matching pair, even the patina and traces of gilding the same, but one is missing the central hasp, with encrustation there instead. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75. 2645. Ornate gilt-bronze buckle with native scenery on front, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 31.2 grams, 1-3/4" in diameter. Round medallion with high-relief design, mostly gold color on front, encrusted and dark on back, wide loop on side intact. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75.

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2646. Ornate gilt-bronze ornament in baroque pattern, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 40.5 grams, 2-1/2" x 1-3/4". Probably a decoration for furniture as it has a nail-like point on back, with much gilding and patina on dark surfaces, rectangular floral shape, intact except for a small corner piece (separate). From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $35-$50. 2647. Large silver belt buckle, Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 34.5 grams, 1-3/8" x 4". A big rectangle of plain, narrow silver with two small hasps, 100% intact and uncorroded. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75. 2648. Lot of 7 various bronze buckles, Spanish colonial (1500s-1700s). 138.9 grams total, largest one 3". A nice variety of shoe and strap buckles, the smallest one somewhat ornate but the others plain, a few heavily patinated, but all fundamentally intact. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75. 2649. Lot of 3 small pieces of silver flagellation wheels, Spanish colonial (1500s1600s). 2.7 grams total, the main piece 1-3/8". Some religious rites in the colonies included flagellation, the practice of self-whipping with 8-pointed â&#x20AC;&#x153;starsâ&#x20AC;? on the end of leather straps, and this lot contains two such stars (one large and one small, a few tips missing) plus a small cap. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40-$60. 2650. Bronze enema-pump nozzle, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 108 grams, 4-1/ 2" long. Hemispherical cup with long, thin pipe with small holes and knob at end, very solid and intact, dark in color. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $40$60. 2651. Lot of 4 various bronze items of unknown purpose (button with glass bead, 2 bell-shaped knobs, and a heavy sliding floret with traces of gilding), Spanish colonial (1500s-1700s). 389 grams total, largest item 3". Miscellaneous small artifacts, all solid and dark with some patina, good lot for the advanced researcher. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $60-$90. 2652. Lot of various silver items (x-shaped badge, open-tip thimble, tiny cup), Spanish colonial (1600s-1700s). 12.8 grams total, the largest 2". All 100% intact but the thimble flattened, some ornate engraving, no corrosion. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $60-$90. 2653. Small leather money pouch (1600s?) found in Seville harbor. 543 grams, 5-3/4" x 3-1/2". Fully intact, even the drawstring at the opening, but stiff and flat and (apparently) empty, just a neat antique from Spain. With x-ray showing contents (or lack thereof) inside. Estimate: $40-$60. 2654. Bone gaming die, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 0.9 grams, 3/8" cube. Tiny but perfectly preserved die with sediment-filled pips, sharp corners. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $60-$90. 2655. Bone cup in the shape of a bucket with two bone dice, ca. 1860s. 28 grams total, the cup 1-1/2" tall and 1-1/2" in diameter, the dice 3/8". Very cute and thoroughly intact little cup and dice, spiral pattern on bottom, nice old patina. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Natural history Fossils

2656. Choice trilobite fossil in matrix from Morocco, 380 million years old. 239 grams, approx. 3" in diameter. Complete and well-detailed reticulated fossil (about 2", species Hollardops), black in color against its original gray matrix, the eyes especially prominent, very threedimensional. Estimate: $70-$100. 2657. Dinosaur egg, Hadrosaur, Cretaceous period (70-100 million years old), from the Kaoguo formation in Yisan, Hubei province, China. 3913 grams, approx. 6" in diameter. Remarkably whole, the gray shell itself cracked but almost all there, with a cylindrical, flat-bottomed section of the surrounding tan matrix left intact on one side so that it sits nicely for display. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

2658. Large megalodon (shark) tooth, 25 million years old, found off South Carolina. 390.2 grams, about 4-5/8" x 51/4". Fossil hunters are quite familiar with sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teeth, which litter riverbeds all throughout the southeastern U.S., and those of the megalodon species, a shark of gargantuan proportions are surprisingly common; what are not common are superlarge and wholly intact teeth like this one, all black, with just a few surface voids and cavity near top. Estimate: $100-$150. 2659. Medium megalodon (shark) tooth, 25 million years old, found off South Carolina. 198.5 grams, about 3-5/8" x 41/2". A very well-preserved, light brown-colored tooth, with all the tiny denticles on the edge intact, just a few small chips in the interior enamel, rare this nice, as most are found broken and dark. Estimate: $75-$110.

2660. Mackerel shark tooth, 25 million years old, found off South Carolina. 42.3 grams, about 2-1/4" x 3". Choice specimen, this species characterized by two tiny sub-teeth flanking the main one, lustrous light-brown enamel and white on top, the edges of the tooth still sharp! Estimate: $50-$75. 2661. Petrified ghost crab fossil in choice condition, 150,000(+/-) years old, found off Melbourne (east coast of Florida). 77.2 grams, 3-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 1". A hard cocoon that is the perfect outline of a whole crab, much less worn than most and with tips of shell on one claw peeking out, a very interesting artifact that is among the best known. With related article. Estimate: $600-$900. 2662. Huge mastodon tooth, 30,000(+/-) years old, found in the Aucilla River (north Florida). 1346 grams, 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 5" This massive molar is the one of the largest and bestpreserved specimens out there, a glossy dark brown in color (not black), intact except for one root, a truly stunning specimen. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Minerals 2663. Lot of 3 large natural, Colombian emeralds, high quality, 20.5 carats total weight. Approx. 1/2" each. Three good-sized rocks of deep green, 2 in classic crystal shape, opaque, interesting as exactly the kind of emeralds we see from shipwrecks but without the wear and encrustation. Estimate: $100-$150.

Anthropological

2664. Pair of Pleistocene (12,000 to 2.588 million years old) hippopotamus teeth holed in their time for wearing (rare), found in England. 27.9 grams, 2-1/2" long. Long, slightly curved teeth with one pointed end and the other with hole for necklace, some staining and striations but 100% intact. Estimate: $150-$225.

2665. Ancient Bactrian (northern Afghanistan, ca. 2500-2000 BC) green stone inkpot in the form of a stylized frog, very rare. 162 grams, 4" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". Quoting the accompanying card from the dealer who sold it to our consignor: “very unusual carved chloritoid ink pot… in the form of a squatting frog [with] flat platform on top of its snout [as] a place to lay the stylus.” Excellent condition with very light sediment in crevices. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

2666. Lot of 6 items: 4 animal teeth and one bone fragment, all with letters engraved on them; and 1 crab claw. 20.5 grams total. A very curious lot with anthropological significance, as each tooth was purposely engraved with a letter (presumably) thousands of years ago, the blue claw not engraved but very pretty. From a colonial site in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Scrimshaw

2667. Ivory whale tooth dated 1841 with “To My Beloved Mary Harker” scrimshaw depicting a well-dressed lady with muff and hightop boots on one side and a basket of flowers on the other. 277 grams, 6" tall. Classic shape and with rich early patina, the lady engraved in the form of “pricking,” using an early illustration for the resemblance, with date below and dedication above the basket of flowers on the other side, perfectly intact and made to stand upright, rare. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

2668. Walrus ivory tusk, mid- to late 1800s, with Indian warrior and sailing ship scrimshaw. 435 grams, 15" long. Engraved on just one side with 4 figures (Indian in headdress, sailing ship, sailor and vase with flowers), holed at tip and cracked at the other end but fully intact and with nice patina. Estimate: $750-$1,100. 2669. Ivory whale tooth, late 1800s, scrimshaw depicting a whaling ship with a compass rose. 209 grams, 5-1/2" tall. Only half of this piece was smoothed for the design, which is an oncoming ship at sea below a compass rose, the other side left rough with deep patina, fully intact and made to stand upright. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

2670. Ivory whale tooth with mid-1900s scrimshaw depicting a whaling scene on one side and a captain holding a telescope on the other. 266 grams, 2-1/1" x 4-3/4". Very well-detailed design showing a sailing ship off a mountainous shore with two launch boats attacking two sperm whales (one head and one tail sticking out of the waves separately) in a floral border, the other side with a telescope-toting captain in his cap and coat in a double-row pointed border with compass points, very nicely intact and patinated, made to rest flat. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

2671. Ivory whale tooth scrimshaw by Don Waring of New Bedford, Mass. (signed), mid-1900s, depicting a battle at sea. 584 grams, 7" x 3" x 2". Extra large, flat tooth with highly detailed, ropebordered battle scene in which at least eight large warships with British and U.S. flags are at close quarters, their guns ablaze in a haze of smoke, two of the ships sinking and with four lifeboats full of men in the foreground, one of the warships with VICTORY on its stern, the other side of the tooth blank and holed for mounting, otherwise perfectly intact and beautiful. Estimate: $650-$975.

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DOCUMENTS Engravings

2675. Lot of 3 French woodcut engravings (1751 and 1761) of 2672. Lot of 2 de Bry woodcut engravings from German publication of the 1650s (Gottfriedt), one showing a conquistador surrounded by natives and the other showing Peruvian port scenes of Payta (Paita) on one side and Guarme (Huarmey) on the other side. Each 6-1/4" x 8". Famous engravings that were published many times, these from a mid-17th century printing celebrating the discovery of and first encounters in the Americas, both pieces aged but in great condition. Estimate: $70-$100.

2673. Large, Italian, woodcut engraving by Vincenzo Coronelli (1691-2) showing native canoe and kayak manufacture and use. 19-1/4" x 13". Two-panel page with shell-and-fleur borders, very intricate and in mint condition. Estimate: $50-$75.

wide-angle coastal views in Central and South America, handcolored. 9-1/4" x 15-1/2". Six beautiful panoramas (2 per page) of various coasts with ships in foreground, mountains in background, various features numbered on one page but the key missing, excellent condition. Estimate: $100-$150. 2676. English woodcut engraving (1764) by Thomas Stackhouse entitled “Jonah Cast by the Fish on Dry Land” from his New History of the Bible (matted). 17-3/4" x 13-1/4" (with mat). Stormy scene with two whales menacing small ships and sailors, with Jonah in the foreground being spat out by one of the whales, with “JONAH CAST BY THE FISH ON DRY LAND” at top and “To the right Reverend Father in God, NICHOLAS Lord Bishop of ST. DAVIDS, this Plate is most humbly Inscrib’d, by his Lordship’s most Dutifull Son and Servant, Tho. Stackhouse,” all in excellent condition. Estimate: $70-$100.

2674. Large, Dutch, woodcut engraving by Pierre Vander Aa (Leiden, 1729) entitled “St. Francisco de Campeche,” showing ships in battle off that Mexican harbor (matted). 21" x 18-1/4" (with mat). Three galleons and various smaller ships in battle with guns blazing and lots of smoke, fort and mountains in the background, also the city with various buildings labeled in the legend, mint condition and very well done. Estimate: $70-$100.

2677. Dutch woodcut engraving (1766) by Isaac Tirion entitled “Gezigt van de Stad Valparayso in Chili” showing the port of Valparaiso, Chile, hand-colored. 12-1/2" x 17" (with mat). Beautiful color, a tranquil scene of three ships and the city with various places labeled and keyed in the legend, with creases as usual but otherwise mint condition. Estimate: $70-$100.

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Historic maps

2680. Large German map of Brazil by Matthaus Seutter (ca. 2678. Large Dutch map of Peru by Jan Jansson (1640), lightly 1730) entitled “Recens elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni hand-colored. 18-1/2" X 21-1/2". A detailed stretch from the equator down to the Tropic of Capricorn, with all cities and features labeled in Latin, the mountains and lakes prominent, in excellent condition save for a few repaired places on the edges (well beyond the map itself), old German printing on the back, scarce. Estimate: $300-$450.

Brasiliae,” hand colored, rare. 20-3/4" x 26". Highly detailed and brightly colored map showing all the provinces and cities of Brazil, with vignette of natives and palm tree in the bottom-right corner, excellent condition. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

2679. Large French/Dutch map (ca. 1685, maker unknown) of 2681. Italian map of North America by Guillame de L’Isle printed the shipping routes on the Spanish Main (southern Caribbean Sea), hand colored and framed. 30" x 25". Well detailed, with the names of countless cities, regions, rivers, etc. meticulously labeled but also with four paragraphs (two each in French and Dutch, with typed English translations on stickers on the glass) describing the route of the Spanish Tierra Firme Fleet off Cartagena, excellent condition. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $700-$1,000.

in Venice by Girolamo Albrizzi in 1740 entitled “Carta Geografica dell’ America Settentrionale,” hand colored, rare. 13-3/4" x 18-1/ 4". An interesting range of area from Baffin Bay in the north to Panama in the south but with the northwest corner empty and replaced with a lovely vignette of a shore of palms with two natives, one of them helping a shipwrecked sailor and Triton looking on at sea, all very colorful and in excellent condition. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Manuscripts

2682. Modern (Memento Art) copy of the famous 1775 Romans map of Florida and the Bahamas. 36" x 24". Originally printed in 1775, this famous map of Florida and the Bahamas by Thomas Jefferys for Bernard Romans’ A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida played a pivotal role identifying the Spanish 1715 Fleet in modern times, and naturally has been reprinted many times, this version with the names and data of wrecks in the area printed in the margins, mint condition. Estimate: $25-$40.

2684. 1710 skin-bound sheaf of Spanish official handwritten manuscripts on royal paper (some with seals at top). 8-1/2" x 121/2". We see plenty of these pages—various official documents flowingly hand-written by government scribes and usually with seals and/or tax stamps—but never whole books of them like this with original cover (with tie closures), this particular 142-page sheaf being the legal file of one Doña Juliana María de Tapia Espinosa (marriage, inheritance, etc) of Medina del Campo, Spain, great condition for its age and nature. Estimate: $200-$300.

2685. 1769 paper-bound certified copy (printed) of a Real Cédula (royal decree) from Charles III of Spain. 11-1/4" x 8". A fairly dry but nice-looking booklet of 16 pages reporting the creation of “Juntas Provinciales y Municipales” by Charles III and his council on February 24, 1769, all original and in excellent condition. Estimate: $100-$200.

2683. Large, framed chart of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the Bahamas, ca. 1825, rare. 39" x 28". An unusually large chart showing coasts and various water depths and hazards (reefs and wrecks) in and around the Gulf, colored in brown, green and red, clearly well used in its time (folds and marks) but intact and interesting as showing what was and was not known at the time. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $200-$300.

2686. 1815 colonial document from Lima, Peru, regarding slaves from Coquimbo (Chile). 8-1/4" x 12". Typical handwritten official record in flowing Spanish script with additions in the margins, excellent condition. Estimate: $50-$75.

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2687. Important 1869 document from La Paz, Bolivia, from Gen. Melgarejo (president of Bolivia) to Don Ambrosio Valiente of the provisional government of Cuba, rare. 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". Threepage document handwritten on one folded sheet in elegant script, brown from age and with small tears but good condition overall. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Miscellaneous 2688. 1723 The Post Boy newspaper (English) with article about pirates. 14" x 8-1/4". Just one sheet (printed front and back) but densely packed with news and advertisements, mint condition. Estimate: $150$225.

2689. 1884 bank deposit receipt from Lima, Peru (Banco de Londres, MĂŠjico y Sud-America). 8-1/2" x 12-1/2". Printed form (folded but excellent condition) with handwritten entries and redletter stamping above signature showing the deposit of 6000 soles in silver by Don TomĂĄs Valle, who stood to gain 12% per annum interest, a rate you can be sure NO banks will pay today. Estimate: $50-$75.

2690. Lot of 3 large documents relating to the Lusitania (sunk 1915): Rare photo of crew and passengers (with photo of Alpine scene on back) probably from an earlier voyage, and 2 pages of black-and-white illustrations from The Illustrated London News (June 16, 1906, and September 14, 1907). Up to 15" x 10-1/2" each. The photograph, while not of the fateful voyage in 1915, is rare and in rather nice condition; the two newspaper pages very informative and like new. Estimate: $90-$135.

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2691. Dozens of original coin photos (plates) by Pradeau for his book Numismatic History of Mexico (1938), a copy of which (1st edition, hard cover) is included. No Mexican numismatic library would be complete without the classic Pradeau reference, a pioneering work that spawned a generation of collectors who have mostly passed on by now. Many of our clients have this book, either in one of its many reprints or in its 1938 original edition; but NO ONE has the original photo plates, which are offered here in one big lot, many of them matchable to the final plates in the book but others not, therefore providing additional information beyond what made it to print, as well as photos of Dr. Pradeau’s various awards and other things. An original edition of the book itself should cost in the hundreds anyway, this one in Fine condition (brown cloth covers). We trust that the most fervent Mexican numismatic researcher will see this lot for the opportunity that it is, both as a reference tool and as a unique bit of modern numismatic history. Estimate: $500-$1,000.

2692. Lot of certificates, receipts, letters and photo slides from

2693. Lot of 4 different Real Eight Co. stock certificates (all different colors). 8" x 12" each. Printed by the Columbian Banknote Company with backgrounds in green, blue, red and purple, the popular certificates were issued for shares in the Real Eight Co. of 1715Fleet fame in the late 1960s through mid-1970s, famously featuring a fully dated Mexican 8R 1715 at top, these specimens for 10, 50 and 100 shares, excellent condition except for the usual staple-holes and cancellation holes and sticker. Estimate: $150-$225.

the Real Eight Co.’s Museum of Sunken Treasure in Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1975. 8-1/2" x 11" in general. A veritable trove of paperwork from an excited traveler’s visit to the Real Eight Museum in 1975, showing receipts for his coin and artifact purchases along with 14 original certificates (3 different kinds, most signed by Harry Cannon), a set of photo slides and some informational flyers, all in excellent condition, a real time capsule from the treasure-diving heydays! Estimate: $50-$100.

2694. Original Treasure Salvors (Fisher) stock certificate from 1986 for 1000 shares, rare. 7-1/2" x 11". Printed by Excelsior Legal, Inc. with black print and green borders and an eagle vignette at top, this certificate is for 1000 shares of stock in Treasure Salvors, Inc. (Mel Fisher’s company), which the investor noted in pencil in the margin cost him $12,500, a highly desirable document for Atocha collectors. Estimate: $200-$300.

2695. “Sunken Treasure” board game by Parker Brothers (USA). 8" x 16". Used but complete, a 1948 game that was inspired by hardhat diving in

the 1940s, playable by up to 5 players of presumably any age (conceptually rather simple), the object being to be the first to retrieve a gold bar and make it back up on deck. Estimate: $50-$75.

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ARTWORK Paintings

Prints 2698. Modern giclée print of Howard Pyle painting (1905) of pirates attacking a ship entitled “An Attack on a Galleon.” 36" x 24". Famous painting showing pirates off the stern of a galleon, this in poster form and ready for framing. Estimate: $25-$40.

2699. Framed, signed, color lithograph entitled “The Wreck of the Concepción 1641” by Duke Long (1980). 17" x 20". A historically accurate depiction of the stern half of the ship with single mast remaining as it fights the storm-tossed sea, the skies and water both gray but the ship detailed in mostly brown and red, characteristically well executed by probably the best-known shipwreck artists of our time. Estimate: $250-$375.

2696. Framed oil-on-board painting (ca. 1950s) entitled “Treasure Diving / West Indies” (artist unknown). 37" x 26". An underwater scene (gorgeous blues) showing a hardhat diver at work opening an intact chest (yeah, right) some distance from an absurdly small and upright sunken galleon below a menacing shark, the diver’s hose leading up to a 4-masted schooner, islands and sailboats in the background, title of painting in a medallion at bottom, simple frame, excellent condition. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $500$750.

2697. Framed oil-on-board painting (ca. 1960s-70s) in wooden frame entitled “Treasure Coast 1715” by artist D. Graham. 38" x 32". Dark and foreboding but somewhat amateurish rendering of the stern section of a sinking galleon with others in the background being menaced by a waterspout and lightning, with grassy shore to right, titled at top in large, stenciled letters, framed twice in high-relief. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $250-$375.

2700. Framed, signed print entitled “The Henrietta Marie on the Ivory Coast 1699” by Duke Long (1984), accompanied by the book The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie by Michael H. Coltman (1999). 20" x 13-1/2". Typically finely detailed black-ink scene of the slave ship in a bay with natives being rounded up in the foreground and castle in the background, a faithful representation by probably the best-known shipwreck artists of our time. Estimate: $100-$150.

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2701. Framed, limited-edition #41/200 watercolor entitled “The Henrietta Marie 1699” by Duke Long (1984), accompanied by the book The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie by Michael H. Coltman (1999). 12" x 11". Full side-view of the ship in brown with red highlights with two red flags and two blue sailors, blue waves underneath, faithfully rendered by probably the best-known shipwreck artists of our time. Estimate: $100-$150.

Posters 2702. Lot of 3 shipwreck posters: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam exhibition (Vliegenthart, February 6 to August 3, 1980); Christie’s Amsterdam auction (Diana Cargo, March 6-7, 1995); and Spink London (Douro Cargo, November 20-21, 1996). 31-1/2" x 15-1/2", 27" x 21", 27-1/2" x 19-3/4". All in excellent condition and full color, advertising various exhibits and auctions. Estimate: $50-$75.

Sculpture 2703. Hand-crafted mummified head of Blackbeard (with stand) by internationally known artist Barry Anderson. 1430 grams, 13" tall. On November 22, 1718, the infamous pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) was captured and beheaded by the Royal Navy off Ocracoke Inlet, NC, and his head was famously hung on a ship’s bowsprit and displayed thus for several months as the Navy vessel journeyed across the Atlantic and back. Then, in February of 1719, Blackbeard’s head was stuck on a pole and left as a warning during the hanging of convicted pirates in Hampton, VA. Despite rumors of its existence in various forms since then (like a silver plated fraternity icon or punch bowl), in fact no one knows whatever happened to it. This, of course, is not the long-lost head of Blackbeard, but it is a carefully researched and studiously rendered actual-size sculpture of what it might look like. As noted in the pedigree, the sculptor who created this special piece for us is highly skilled in forensic reconstruction and has access to proprietary materials (like actual human hair, for example) that make this ghastly display really come to life (so to speak). The real Blackbeard’s head, if it still exists (doubtful in almost all professional opinions), would be a priceless treasure; but we assert that this unique and faithfully done work of art is truly the “next best thing” for the pirate enthusiast.

About the artist: Barry Anderson has spent the past 27 years working as an artist in Florida. He is accomplished as a commercial and fine artist as well as a special effects makeup artist for film and television. Since 1994 Barry has created museum figures for Ripley’s Entertainment (where he is the Director of the Arts Department), which has enabled him to study genuine mummies, shrunken heads, trophy skulls and other unusual antiquities. Recently he traveled to Leymebamba, Peru, with mummy expert (and star of National Geographic’s “Mummy Road Show”) Ger r y Conlogue, studying Incan and pre Incan Mummies with a group scientists from around the world. Barry’s expertise in re-creating human remains and mummies has also brought him together with medical examiners, anthropologists and scientists in several documentaries and television programs as well as with police agencies for C.S.I. training and with military contractors for combat medic training. Barry’s numerous film and television credits include: National Geographic’s “Mummy Road Show”; Discovery Channel’s “Super Sleuths”; P.B.S.’s “Secrets of the Dead - Gangland Graveyard”; and feature films “Hair Spray,” “Jeepers Ceepers,” and George Romero’s “Day of the Dead.” Estimate: $500-$750.

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MEDIA Books 2704. Allen, Geoffrey & David. Clive’s Lost Treasure (1978). HC, DJ, NM, 103 pp. This book tells the story of the search for and salvage of treasure from the Dodington, an English East Indiaman, off the coast of South Africa. The gold consigned to the ship by Lord Clive was never officially found, and this book opens some avenues as to what could have happened to it. Estimate: $35-$50. 2705. Bass, George (ed). Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas (1988). HC, DJ, VF, 272 pp. Large “coffee table”-type book with tons of excellent illustrations and chapters on the history of ships and shipwrecks (particularly in and around American waters). Estimate: $20-$30. 2706. Burgess, Robert F. and Carl J. Clausen. Gold, Galleons & Archaeology (1976 1st ed), inscribed by Mel Fisher on map on flyleaf (at Atocha location): “X marks the spot [name unclear] / I’ll bet you find your treasure— / Mel Fisher.” HC, DJ, VF, 195 pp. One of the classics about the Spanish 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida and its salvage in the 1960s and 1970s, including a chapter about the origins of the legal arrangement with the State of Florida that still stands today. Estimate: $100-$150.

2707. Calbetó de Grau, Gabriel. Compendium VIII Reales, 2 volumes (1970), limited edition of 500 copies. HC, VF, 355 + 733 pp. A classic set, packed with photos of actual coins, the concept and organization ahead of its time, some information now out of date but the photos still very often referred to, and any serious collector of Spanish coins (especially colonial) must have this in his library. Estimate: $200-$300.

2708. Calicó, X. Numismática española (2008). HC, DJ, new, 891 pp. This is effectively the most recent version of the “CT” reference (originally written by F. & X. Calicó with Joaquín Trigo), and as such it is the most accurate and complete reference for all Spanish and Spanish colonial coins from FerdinandIsabel to present. Estimate: $100-$150.

2709. Cayón, Juan R. and Carlos Castán. Las monedas españolas desde los Reyes Visigodos año 406 a Juan Carlos I (1983). HC, F, 930 pp. For many years a competitor to the Calicó-Trigo reference but useful as organized in a different fashion and including all peninsular issues prior to Ferdinand-Isabel, not a recent edition but still worthwhile. Estimate: $50-$75. 2710. Cervantes, Miguel de. The History and Adventures of The Renowned Don Quixote , 4 volumes (1782 English ed), rare. HC, F, 293, 314, 331 + 322 pp. This elegant leather-on-board-bound set is the 5th edition of the English translation by Dr. Tobias Smollett and includes 28 copper plates by Francis Hayman. The Smollett translation is highly collected as it was the main version by which the English-speaking world (primarily the US) was exposed to Cervantes’ timeless classic. Estimate: $350-$500. 2711. Coffman, F.L. Atlas of Treasure Maps (1957 2nd ed). HC, VG, 124 pp. Oversized book of charts that every seagoing treasure hunter in the 1950s and 1960s had to have and used avidly on board, which is why they rarely come nice (usually missing the DJ, like this lot). The concept of the book, however, was simple, as Coffman simply took the best government maps of each area (covering all of the Americas) and hand-wrote the locations of thousands of known wrecks. Pedigreed to our Treasure Auction #2 and the Bruce Prior Library of Treasure Books. Estimate: $200-$300. 2712. Craig, Alan K. Florida Archaeology: Gold Coins of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet (1988), autographed by author. HC, DJ, VF, 83 pp. The original classic, inventorying all the 1715-Fleet gold cobs in the State of Florida collection, with excellent photos. Estimate: $75-$110. 2713. Craig, Alan K. Spanish Colonial Silver Coins in the Florida Collection (2000). HC, DJ, NM, 277 pp. When the State of Florida’s gold-cob collection report was updated in 2000, this companion volume about the State’s silver cobs was also produced, with excellent photos and tables. Estimate: $30-$45. 2714. Dasí, Tomás. Estudio de los Reales de a Ocho, 5 volumes (19501), rare. HC, F, 102 + CCLXIX, 232 + CXCVI, 223 + CCCIV, 269 + CLX and 159 + CLXXXIII + 78pp. An

important classic, rarely available for sale, with excellent photos and information for its time, heavily indexed and advanced, just out of date. Estimate: $500-$750. 2715. Estrella Gómez, Miguel. Monedas dominicanas (1979). HC, VF, 640 pp. An advanced and exacting tome that covers all periods of coins from the Dominican Republic, including the very first issues under Charles-Joanna, with many photos. Estimate: $75-$110.

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2716. Furber, E.A. (ed). The Coinages of Latin America and the Caribbean (anthology of Numismatist magazine articles) (1974). HC, DJ, VF, 486 pp. A wealth of articles, covering various areas within the whole scope of Latin American and West Indies coins, all time periods, by famous authors of the 1960s and 1970s. Estimate: $75$110. 2717. Gilboy, Frank F. The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America (1999), limited edition #273/500. HC, DJ, VF, 293 pp. The popularity of “pillar dollars” from the 1990s to present turned this book into a highly-sought scarcity years ago, and it is easy to see why, as it is packed with every detail about every date and variety in every denomination, with rarity ratings and other useful commentary. Estimate: $250-$375. 2718. Grissim, John. The Lost Treasure of the Concepción (1980). HC, DJ, VF, 207 pp. The principal book about the history and salvaging of the Concepción, both by Phips in 1687 and by Webber in 1979, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola. Estimate: $25-$40. 2719. López-Chaves y Sánchez, Leopoldo, and José D. Yriarte y Oliva. Catálogo de la Onza Española (1961). HC, DJ, VF, 168 pp. Important reference with photos and date-listings of all Spanish and Spanish colonial 8 escudos, long superseded by Calicó’s La Onza but still useful for seeing what was known in the 1960s. Estimate: $40$60. 2720. López-Chaves y Sánchez, Leopoldo, and José D. Yriarte y Oliva. Catálogo de la Media Onza o Doblón de a Cuatro (1962). HC, DJ, VF, 139 pp. Important reference with photos and date-listings of all Spanish and Spanish colonial 4 escudos, long out of date but useful for showing what was known in the 1960s. Estimate: $40-$60. 2721. Marx, Robert F. The Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main (1968). HC, DJ, F, 127 pp. A classic overview of the history of the Spanish fleets from Spain to the New World and back, with information about all its ports of call. Pedigreed to the Bruce Prior Library of Treasure Books and our Treasure Auction #7 (lot 611). Estimate: $60-$90. 2722. Mathewson, R. Duncan III. Treasure of the Atocha (1986), inscribed by Mel Fisher. HC, DJ, VF, 160 pp. The most popular and available book about the sinking of the Atocha (1622) and its discovery by Mel Fisher and his family, written by their archeologist. Estimate: $60-$90. 2723. Medina, José Toribio. Las Monedas Obsidionales HispanoAmericanas (1991 3rd ed by Paul Karon), limited ed #674/800. SC, Mint, 240 pp. Classic reference on temporary countermarks and mintings during the various wars for independence throughout the Spanish colonies in the early 1800s. Estimate: $35-$50. 2724. Meylach, Marty. Diving to a Flash of Gold (1971 1st ed), to be personally inscribed to winning bidder by the author. HC, DJ (digital facsimile), VF, 373 pp. A classic that provides a refreshingly personal account of the author’s treasure-diving exploits throughout the Americas but particularly in the Florida Keys, for which a complete listing of locations is included. Estimate: $100-$200. 2725. Nesmith, Robert I. Dig for Pirate Treasure (1958 DevinAdair edition), inscribed by author, rare. HC, DJ, F, 302 pp. Rare

first edition (not the Bonanza Books reprint) of a very popular but generalized book about lost treasures and shipwrecks around the world, with many photos, particularly useful as one of the few references with information on the ca.-1636 “Mesuno Hoard” in Colombia. Estimate: $125-$200. 2726. Paoletti, Emilio. 8 Reales Cobs of Potosí (2006 2nd ed). HC, DJ, new in box, 402 pp. The up-to-date “bible” on Potosí 8R cobs in its English translation edited by Daniel Frank Sedwick, with tons of photos of every date and variety known. Estimate: $75-$100. 2727. Peterson, Mendel. Funnel of Gold (1975). HC, DJ, VF, 481 pp. A lengthy and erudite classic overview of the Spanish treasure-fleet system and the entire gold- and silver-production process, written by the well-respected former curator at the Smithsonian. Estimate: $40$60. 2728. Peterson, Mendel. History under the Sea (1973). SC, VF, 208 pp. You don’t see this book for sale very often, and that’s a shame because it contains loads of useful information on salvaging Spanish shipwreck and particularly the preservation of coins and artifacts, with photos of hundreds of them from many different wrecks. Estimate: $40-$60. 2729. Prescott, William H. The Conquest of Mexico (1934 Junior Literary Guild ed). HC, F, 488 pp. All of the most important information about the Spanish conquest of Mexico can be found in Prescott, who first published his landmark work in 1843, after which it has been republished countless times, this edition omitting the personal history of Cortés and focusing solely on the conquest itself. Estimate: $35-$50. 2730. Prober, Kurt. Historia Numismática de Guatemala (1957). SC, Fair, with library seal from Freeman Craig and margin notes, 270 pp.

Thorough but out-of-date classic on Guatemalan coins of all periods, with document transcripts and many charts and tables but somewhat lacking in photos. Estimate: $30-$45. 2731. Proctor, Jorge A. The Forgotten Mint of Colonial Panama (2003), limited edition copy #78/150. HC, NM, 329 pp. A pioneering work on the cobs of Panama, with much background information and heavily footnoted to contemporary documents, with a complete chart and photos of every specimen known to the author at the time of publication. Estimate: $150-$225. 2732. Restrepo, Jorge Emilio. Set of 3 COLOMBIA books in a series (197982) about Colombian half dollars (one co-authored by Germán Rodríguez) and 2 reales/2 décimos/20 centavos. All SC, VF, 60, 40 and 71 pp. Highly detailed listings of half- and quarter-/1/5-dollars from all periods of independent Colombia, now superseded by the author’s all-encompassing work but here in convenient pamphlet format. Estimate: $35-$50. 2733. Rønning, Bjørn. Akerendam—The Story of the Runde Treasure (1979). HC, DJ, F, 92 pp. The one and only book about the sinking and salvage of this ship off Norway, with many excellent photos of Dutch gold ducats and silver cobs, as well as information about what happened to the treasure after it was recovered. Estimate: $40$60.

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2734. Salvors, Inc. Mel Fisher—World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter (1991), inscribed by Mel Fisher SC, VF, 32 pp. Flashy promotional pamphlet containing an article by McHaley and Tucker and dozens of eye-popping color photos, all about Mel Fisher and his success in finding the Atocha (1622). Estimate: $40-$60. 2735. Sedwick, Frank. The Practical Book of Cobs (1990 2nd ed), autographed by author. SC, VG, 102 pp. The follow-up edition to the late Dr. Frank Sedwick’s pioneering guide to Spanish colonial cobs, a well-used copy with the usual loose binding but somewhat rare with his signature. Estimate: $50-$75. 2736. Sedwick, Daniel and Frank. The Practical Book of Cobs (1995 3rd ed), autographed by both authors. SC, Mint, 130 pp. Our own guide to cobs, for both the beginner and the advanced collector, this the last edition under the late Dr. Frank Sedwick, whose signature here is somewhat rare. Estimate: $50-$75. 2737. Sedwick, Daniel and Frank. The Practical Book of Cobs (2007 4th ed), special hardbound limited edition #64/100, autographed. HC, New, 254 pp. Much-expanded version of Frank Sedwick’s pioneering book on Spanish colonial cobs, with information on all cob-bearing shipwrecks and an accurate, up-to-date listing of assayers and dates for every mint. Estimate: $70-$100. 2738. Sellschopp, E.A. Las acuñaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí (1992 2nd ed by Paul Karon). SC, Mint, 159 + LVIII + 8 pp. The first and only in-depth die-study of shield-type cobs (all denominations) from the Peruvian mints, out of date but still very useful, with many photos. Estimate: $35-$50. 2739. Slack, Jack. Finders Losers: The Lucayan Treasure Find (1967). HC, DJ, VF, 184 pp. The original edition of the classic book bemoaning the troubles behind salvaging and trying to distribute the coins of the ca.-1628 “Lucayan Beach wreck,” and in fact the only reference about it. Estimate: $30-$45. 2740. Snow, Edward Rowe. Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast (1944 1st ed). HC, F, 350 pp. Important classic about the careers and persecution of dozens of pirates, with good illustrations, showing this author’s scholarly non-fiction side. Estimate: $40-$60. 2741. Vidal Quadras y Ramón, Manuel. Catálogo de la colección de monedas y medallas de Manuel Vidal Quadras y Ramón de Barcelona, 4 volumes (1892), rare. HC, F, 426 + 56, 444, 338 + 85 and 242 + 87 pp. A thorough analysis, with rubbings, of all the coins in the extensive Spanish and Spanish colonial collection of the author, an important and rarely offered classic that is still referred to today. Estimate: $1,500$2,000. 2742. Wagner, Kip (with L.B. Taylor, Jr.). Pieces of Eight (1966 1st ed), autographed by all 10 Real Eight Co. associates. HC, DJ, F, 221 pp. The original classic story about Kip Wagner and the Real Eight Co. and their salvage

of the Spanish 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida. Specimens like this one with the signatures of everyone in the photo on the back of the dust jacket are rare and very highly sought. Estimate: $300-$450.

2743. Wagner, Kip (and L.B. Taylor, Jr.). Pieces of Eight (1968 third printing), autographed by Kip Kelso and Rex Stocker. HC, DJ, F, 221 pp. The original classic story about Kip Wagner and the Real Eight Co. and their salvage of the Spanish 1715 Fleet off the east coast of Florida, this specimen autographed by two of the Real Eight associates pictured on the back of the dust jacket. Accompanying this book are a 1970 Orlando Sentinel article and a Museum of Sunken Treasure flyer. Estimate: $75-$110. 2744. Webster, Edwin C. The Defence of Porto Bello (1994 revised edition by Julius Grigore, Jr.). Spiral-bound, VF, 60 pp. Very useful book on the colonial history of Panama, with many charts and photos, emphasizing its fortifications and various battles with pirates, also with many maps showing the colonial trails and types of terrain. Estimate: $40-$60. 2745. Yriarte y Oliva, José D., and Leopoldo López-Chaves Sánchez. Catálogo de los Reales de a Ocho Españoles (1965). HC, VG, ex-lib, 207 pp. First edition of a numismatic classic about all Spanish and Spanish colonial 8 reales, superseded by Calbetó and others but still very useful for its excellent photos. Estimate: $60-$80. 2746. Lot of 2 booklets about the Vliegenthart: Piet Vliegendhart, by Rex Cowan (1983, Dutch and English), autographed; and Piet Vliegendhart—The sunken treasures of a Dutch East Indiaman (1990). Both SC, Mint, (24) and (16) pp. The first item in this lot is somewhat scarce and primarily concerns the discovery of complete and still-full wine bottles on the wreck; the second book (edited by John Levie) was a promotional item about the coins. Estimate: $50-$75. 2747. Lot of 5 booklets (1970s) entitled H.M.S. Association— Sank 1707 compiled by Mace (“A Diver’s Report”). All SC, Mint, (32) pp. Five copies of the same book, great for promotions, as they are loaded with excellent photos of the coins and artifacts found on this wreck by divers Heslin and Hiron, with paragraphs about the history and salvage. Estimate: $50-$75.

Catalogs 2748. American Auction Association (Los Angeles). The Magnificent Stanislaw Herstal Collection (February 7-9, 1974). SC, Mint, 160 pp. Buried inside this classic catalog is a small section of coins recovered from the San José of the Spanish 1733 Fleet in the

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Florida Keys by Tom Gurr, making it a scarce “must-have” for treasure people. Estimate: $30-$45. 2749. Baldwin’s Auctions (London). Auction Number 27: The Ton Eijkelenkamp Collection of Coins of the Dutch S E Asian Territories India and Ceylon (October 8, 2001). SC, NM, 46 + 17 pp. Important sale of Dutch colonial coins from all over the world, well illustrated and expertly cataloged. Estimate: $35-$50. 2750. Bowers & Merena (New York). The Guia Collection (March 23-24,1988). SC, VF, 128 pp. Great collection of world gold coins, with heavy emphasis on Spain, colonial and Latin American. Estimate: $25-$40. 2751. Bowers & Ruddy Galleries (Los Angeles). The Harold A. Blauvelt, Ibero American and 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet Collections (February 17-19, 1977), with prices realized. SC, Mint, 191 pp. Large offering of 1715-Fleet gold and silver cobs (and some other items), a catalog that every Fleet enthusiast has but this one in perfect condition, which is scarce. Estimate: $25-$40. 2752. Christensen, Henry, Inc. (Madison, NJ). Treasures of the Conception (May 14, 1982). SC, NM. The one and only auction exclusively of coins from the Concepción wreck of 1641, including many rarities, expertly cataloged and photographed, along with a smattering of general world coins at the end. Estimate: $35-$50. 2753. Christie’s (Dallas). The Norweb Collection of Mexican & Central American Coins (2 catalogs, May 17-18 and November 67, 1985). SC, F, 192 and 214 pp. A fabulous collection of Spanish colonial and Latin American coins of all periods, with excellent photos as usual. Estimate: $40-$60. 2754. Christie’s (Geneva). Highly Important Gold Coins of Spain and Spanish America (November 25-26, 1981), with prices realized, rare. HC, DJ, VF, 181 pp. Super collection of gold coins (including cobs) put together by Kurt Homme, nice photos, a great reference even if somewhat out of date. Estimate: $50-$75. 2755. Christie’s (London). The Ceramic Cargo of a Medieval South Asian Trading Vessel (December 11, 1989), autographed by Michael Hatcher, rare. SC, Mint, 22 pp. Thin but profusely illustrated catalog of Thai-area (mostly Sawankhalok) stoneware from a 1200s1400s wreck in the South China Sea salvaged by Michael Hatcher (of “Nanking Cargo” fame), the proceeds all donated to Barnado’s Children’s Homes. Estimate: $100-$150. 2756. Christie’s (London). Spanish Art I: Treasure from the ‘Maravillas’ and other Works of Art (May 28, 1992). SC, F, 111 pp. The main catalog of Marex’s finds on the Maravillas (1656) wreck, with introductory essay, photos of silver and gold cobs and ingots. Estimate: $50-$75. 2757. Christie’s (New York). Coins from the Wreck of H.M.S. Feversham (February 7, 1989), with prices realized. SC, F, 63 pp. The original catalog of finds from this important wreck, with excellent introductory information in the front and photos throughout. Estimate: $35-$50. 2758. Coin Galleries (New York). Fixed Price List Number 17 (February-March, 1959). SC, VF, 36 pp. A small catalog but important as featuring the “Mesuno Hoard” of Colombian cob 2 escudos, with short but important essays about the find. Estimate: $35-$50. 2759. Coin Galleries (New York). Two different copies of The Numismatic Review and Fixed Price List: Vol. VII, Number 2

(1966) and Vol. IX, Number 3 (1968). Both SC, Mint, 97 and 149 pp. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial. Estimate: $25-$40. 2760. Coin Galleries (New York). Two Mail Bid sales with Real Eight offerings: Coins of the World, North and South America (May 20, 1967), and Ancient and Modern Coins of the World, The United States and Latin America (March 23, 1971). SC, NM, 99 and 96 + plates. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial, most significantly with a selection from the Spanish 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $35-$50. 2761. French’s (Troy, NY, and Jensen Beach, FL). Two auctions with Real Eight offerings: CSNS—Chicago Sale (April 23-24, 1965), and MANA—Harrisburg Sale (November 10-11, 1967). SC, Mint, 63 and 63 pp. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial, most significantly with a selection from the Spanish 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $40-$60. 2762. Glendining & Co. (London). The Pridmore Collection of the Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part I: The West Indies, Canada, Europe, Africa (September 21-22, 1981), with prices realized. SC, F, 89 + XXXII. A classic reference for West Indian cuts and countermarks, with excellent photos and detailed descriptions. Estimate: $50-$75. 2763. Harmer, Rooke Numismatists, Ltd. (New York). The Andrew Faller Hawaiian Collection, Treasure Coins (March 2628, 1973). SC, NM, 84 pp. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial, most significantly with a selection from the Spanish 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $30-$45. 2764. Kagin Numismatic Auctions (Lanham, MD). 304th Sale / M.A.N.A.—Washington 1974 Public & Mail Auction (November 1-2, 1974), featuring gold cobs from the Sotheby-Parke-Bernet Treasure of the Spanish Main sale of 1973. SC, VF, 124 pp. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial, most significantly with a selection from the Spanish 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $35-$50. 2765. Kunstveilingen Mak Van Waay B.V. (Amsterdam). Munten en Gebruiksvoorwerpen Etc., Afkomstig uit de Wrakken van vier Schepen der V.O.C. T.W. de “Prinses Maria”, de “Curaçao”, de “Lastdrager” en de “Hollandia” (April 29, 1974), autographed by Robert Sténuit (salvager and consignor). SC, NM, 68 pp. Written in Dutch, a rare and important catalog with excellent photos, listing coins and artifacts from several somewhat obscure wrecks of the Dutch East India Co. Estimate: $75-$110. 2766. Lane & Son, W.H. (Penzance, England). The Hollandia Treasure (September 21, 1973). SC, NM, 821 lots. One of several excellent catalogs on the vast finds from the Hollandia (1743), this with many photos of coins and artifacts. Estimate: $50-$75. 2767. Lane & Son, W.H. (Penzance, England). Sale of Sunken Treasure (September 26, 1975). SC, NM, 1327 lots. Sale of coins and artifacts from 9 different wrecks (mainly DeLiefde [1711], Association [1707] and Hollandia [1743]), with short histories and diver profiles for each. Estimate: $50-$75. 2768. Lay, David (Penzance). The Roland Morris Maritime Museum Auction (May 22, 2002). Staple-bound, Mint, 7 pp. A very unassuming “catalog” but scarce and important as a list of the contents of the museum of the famous Cornish salvager Roland Morris. Estimate: $50-$75.

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2769. Ponterio & Associates (Chicago). The Paul Karon Potosí Cob Collection (Sale #42, March 17, 1990), with prices realized. SC, Mint, 1212 lots. An essential catalog for the collector of Potosí cobs, especially inasmuch as most of the lots (even the smaller coins) are photographed, also with important articles by Torrey McLean (1652 Transitionals) and Barry Stallard (half reales), and cataloged by Freeman Craig. Estimate: $50-$75. 2770. Ponterio & Associates (Chicago). The Paul Karon Potosí Cob Collection (Sale #42, March 17, 1990), with prices realized. SC, F, 1212 lots. An essential catalog for the collector of Potosí cobs, especially inasmuch as most of the lots (even the smaller coins) are photographed, also with important articles by Torrey McLean (1652 Transitionals) and Barry Stallard (half reales), and cataloged by Freeman Craig. Estimate: $40-$60. 2771. Ponterio & Associates (Rosemont, IL). “La Capitana” (Sale #99, April 10, 1999), with prices realized. SC, VF, 573 lots. Extremely important catalog for researchers of Potosí countermarked and transitional issues of 1649-52, as this is the official offering of finds from the Capitana wreck of 1654 off Ecuador, with essays about known countermarks and transitional types. Estimate: $40-$60. 2772. Schulman, Hans M.F. (New York). Important Auction of… The H.D. Gibbs Collection of Spanish and Spanish-American Coins (April 26-28, 1951). SC, F (cover separate, margin notes), 112 + XXII. Very important collection of gold and silver coins of Spain and colonies, a classic reference, well illustrated. Estimate: $25-$40. 2773. Schulman, Hans M.F. (New York). Collection “Marques de Ll…”—Spanish and North, Central and South America Colonial Coins (April 26, 1952), rare. SC, F, 24 pp. Very important collection of gold and silver coins of Spain and colonies, a classic reference, well illustrated. Estimate: $75-$110. 2774. Schulman, Hans M.F. (New York). A Collection of Foreign Gold, Crowns & Ancient Coins (May 6-7, 1963), with prices realized, rare. SC, F, 160 pp. Good selection of cobs inside a general world-coins auction, now a classic. Estimate: $25-$40. 2775. Schulman Gallery, Hans M.F. (New York). Coin Selections from the “Treasures of Two Oceans” and other Consignments (February 6-8, 1969), with prices realized. SC, VF (name and address of previous owner stamped on cover), 120 pp. The title of this classic catalog refers to offerings from the “Lucayan Beach wreck” of ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island and the Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”) sunk off Western Australia in 1656. Estimate: $30-$45. 2776. Schulman, et al. (New York), lot of 6 important catalogs with lots of cobs and Spanish colonial coins, as follows: May 2021, 1966 (Kreisberg-Schulman); Martin Valdez collection, September 10, 1968 (Schulman); March 23-25, 1970 (Schulman Gallery), with prices realized; Universal Coin Auction, November 9-11, 1970 (Schulman Gallery); “Spanish Royals,” September 2022, 1973 (Schulman Coin & Mint); and King Umberto II collection, February 6-9, 1974 (Schulman Coin & Mint). All SC, VF, 188 + plates (separate), 52, 104, 155, 127 and 179 pp. General world-coin offerings but with some interesting cobs and other Spanish colonial, most significantly with a selection from the Spanish 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $100-$125.

2777. Sotheby & Co. (London). Catalogue of Coins and Other Artifacts Recovered from the Wreck of the Dutch East-Indiaman “Hollandia” (Sunk 1743) (April 18, 1972), signed by Rex Cowan (salvager featured in catalog). SC, Mint, 503 lots. Important classic catalog of coins and artifacts, with excellent photos (some in color) and commentary. Estimate: $100-$150. 2778. Sotheby & Co. (London). Catalogue of Coins and Other Artifacts Recovered from the Wreck of the Dutch East-Indiaman “Hollandia” (Sunk 1743) (April 18, 1972). SC, Mint, 503 lots. Important classic catalog of coins and artifacts, with excellent photos (some in color) and commentary. Estimate: $50-$75. 2779. Sotheby & Co. (London). Catalogue of Treasure Recovered off the Shetland Isles (November 8, 1973), autographed by Robert Sténuit (salvager and consignor). SC, VF, 190 pp. Thin but important catalog of coins and artifacts recovered north of Scotland from various wrecks, with excellent photos and introduction. Estimate: $60-$90. 2780. Sotheby’s (London). Catalogue of Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art including… a Group of Ceramics salvaged from the wreck of the East-Indiaman “WITTE LEEUW” sunk off the island of ST. HELENA in 1613 (March 15, 1977), autographed by Robert Sténuit (salvager and consignor). SC, NM, 21 pp. Thin catalog but significant for containing a brief essay and offering of porcelains recovered by Sténuit. Estimate: $80-$120. 2781. Sotheby’s (New York). The Uruguayan Treasure of the River Plate (March 24-25, 1993), with prices realized. SC, VF, 779 pp. A fabulous offering of gold coins and ingots from what was later determined to be the Luz (1752), with excellent numismatic analysis and photos throughout. Estimate: $30-$45. 2782. Sotheby’s (New York). Treasures from the SS Central America (December 8-9, 1999). SC, Mint, 206 pp. This famous “first auction” of gold bars and coins from the S.S. Central America (1857) was halted by injunction and rescheduled for June 2000, making the original catalog somewhat rare and desirable. Estimate: $40-$60. 2783. Spink (London). The Clive of India Treasure (September 28, 2000). SC, Mint, 60 pp. A scarce catalog of Portuguese and Brazilian gold coins from a mysterious wreck related to the Clive’s gold consignment on the Dodington (1755). Estimate: $30-$45. 2784. Stack’s (New York). The Eugenio Gebauer Collection (December 10-11, 1986). SC, VF, 140 pp. Significant collection of world gold coins, including cobs, very important for its coverage of Colombia. Estimate: $25-$40. 2785. Superior Galleries (New York). The Paul Karon Collection of 8 Escudos and other Classic Latin American Coinage (December 11, 1992), with prices realized. SC, Mint, 200 lots. Very important and meticulously researched offering of Latin American rarities, including 8 escudos by type and early Caribbean silver and copper, cataloged by Freeman Craig and with excellent photos. Estimate: $50-$75. 2786. Superior Stamp and Coin Co., Inc. (Los Angeles). A.N.A. Auction Sale (August 19-23, 1975), with prices realized. SC, Mint, 316 pp + plates. General US and world-coin auction but significant as offering many very important silver and gold cobs, including Royals and 8 escudos, also interesting for photos of the ANA and Superior people at the time. Estimate: $40-$60.

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Magazines 2787. National Geographic magazine. Lot of 3 issues concerning Robert Sténuit (5/63, with various diving articles and a photo of Sténuit; 6/69, with article “Priceless Relics of the Spanish Armada” and signed by Sténuit; and 10/78, with article “Sunken Treasure of St. Helena” and signed by Sténuit). All SC, the first VG but the others VF. For many decades the National Geographic magazine has presented articles about certain shipwreck salvages, all typically well illustrated, and this small lot offers three of them about Robert Sténuit and his finds, the 1969 and 1978 issues regarded as important classics for the wrecks concerned (Girona [1588] and Witte Leeuw [1613]). Estimate: $30-$45. 2788. Sténuitiana. Very important mint-condition lot of 5 magazines and journal offprints by Robert Sténuit and autographed by him, including: Observer magazine of September 21, 1969, with article “The Amazing Story of the Discovery of Spanish Armada Treasure”; Observer magazine of November 26, 1972, with article “Fishers of Gold and Silver”; offprint article from the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration of 1976 entitled “The wreck of the pink Evstafii, A transport of the Imperial Russian Navy, lost off Shetland in 1780”; offprint article from the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology of 1991 entitled “Some mid 17th-century golfclub heads found during underwater excavations and their significance for the study of the early history of the game of golf ”; and offprint article (with color cover) of International Maritime Archaeology Series’ The Archaeology of Ships of War (Mensun Bound, ed) entitled “The Wreck of HMS Thetis lost ‘in the Brazils’ in 1830. All SC, VF to NM. A wealth of articles by Sténuit about his finds on (in order) the Girona (1588), Evstafii (1780), Lastdrager (1653) and Thetis (1830), all meticulously researched and well illustrated as usual. Estimate: $75-$110.

SPECIAL FINAL LOT (BOOK) 2789. García-Barneche, Agustín “Augi.” The “Tumbaga” Saga: Treasure of the Conquistadors (2010), special hardbound color version, limited edition #1/50, to be personally inscribed to the winning bidder. HC, New, 152 pp. Before there were coins in the New World, before there were Spanish Treasure Fleets, and even before there were any kind of European colonies in Mexico, the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men, through the Tarascan Conquest by Cristóbal de Olid in 1522, discovered a new precious-metal mix that led to an improvised manufacture of so-called “tumbaga” bars: a group of over 200 silver and gold ingots discovered in the remains of an unidentified ca.-1528 shipwreck off Grand Bahama Island in 1993. These rare silver “tumbaga” bars found in 1993 are now a step closer to full understanding. Through a study of contemporary accounts, archeological research and historical sources, it is theorized that these strange ingots were manufactured by the Spanish using a unique copper-silver “alloy” forged by the Tarascans in Mexico as a source for their ornaments and offerings, a particular type of metal the Spanish called “metal of Michoacán,” seized by the conquistadors in a single episode within the vast story of the conquest of Mexico during the 1520s. This book is divided into three parts: The first part chronicles the earliest documents relating to the treasure accumulated by Hernán Cortés during his conquest of the Aztec empire. The second part concerns the later phase of conquest, specifically Captain Cristóbal de Olid’s campaign in the region of the Tarascan kingdom in western Mexico. The third and final part discusses technical aspects of these bars based on an interpretation of their markings and manufacture. The specimens studied in this book are the only ones known to exist—all of them from the same wreck—and therefore they will always be of the utmost rarity and historical importance. The book contains a data matrix for all 194 bars, including their weights, measurements, markings and descriptions. Also featured are plates of 60 selected bars, maps, native drawings and charts. Additionally there is a list of the names and roles of over 100 people from the “tumbaga” period, and an appendix with new translations from seven decrees of Charles V pertaining to the circulation of gold and silver in the Americas and key chapters of Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s Historia Verdadera De La Conquista De La Nueva España. Estimate: $80-$120.

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