Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure: World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 33

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 33

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC
LIVE INTERNET AUCTION
2023 Session
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EDT Session IV: 3:00 PM EDT Session V: 6:00 PM EDT Session VI: 7:00 PM EDT 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 Bid LIVE at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com Auction and catalog production by Daniel Sedwick, Augi García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, and Connor Falk Daniel Frank Sedwick, licensed Florida auctioneer #AU3635, AB2592 © All images and text are copyright of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2023. All rights reserved.
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12) All items are guaranteed genuine and as described. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC does NOT guarantee that any lots can be successfully encapsulated. Auctions are NOT approval sales, and therefore returns will NOT be accepted UNLESS there was an error in the listing. Note that grading and estimation of corrosion are subjective and differences of opinion cannot be considered errors. Lots encapsulated by PCGS, NGC or any other third-party company may not be returned for any reason. Disputes as to authenticity shall be resolved by submission to PCGS or NGC, and if their determination is inconclusive, then the opinion of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC shall stand. Any disputes, including proposed returns, must be brought to our attention no later than 2 days after receipt of the lot(s) by the Buyer and BEFORE return shipment to us, with any applicable refunds to be made immediately upon receipt of the returned item(s) by us. All returns must be received by us in unaltered condition and in their original, unopened, sealed flips no later than one month after the date of the first auction session (note that late remittance, therefore, can negate return privileges). Any refunds for returns paid for by credit card will be subject to a 2% return fee; those paid by PayPal will incur a 4% return fee. In the event of loss or damage, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s liability shall be limited to the hammer price plus buyer’s fee only. NGC or PCGS census data (“finest known,” etc.) are given based on the date of cataloging and are not presumed to be accurate forever. Note that any group-lots returned due to error in listing must be returned in entirety. Where not already included in the lot description, we will provide our own certificate of authenticity upon request by the buyer for a fee.

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17) This auction is conducted in accordance with the auction laws of the State of Florida. The licensed auctioneer is Daniel Frank Sedwick, AU#3635, AB#2592. The Auctioneer and Bidder agree that the venue for all claims and disputes shall be the applicable court having jurisdiction in Orange County in the State of Florida, and that the prevailing party shall be entitled to all attorneys’ fees and costs. THE BIDDER

AGREES TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO

A JURY TRIAL.

18) All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person or company from the Auction. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC reserves the right to reject any bids suspected not to be submitted in good faith. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid.

19) If a certificate of authenticity is not already included in the lot description, we can provide one upon request by the buyer for a fee. Please see our website for pricing information or contact the company before placing your bids. The last price update was in March 2023 - see www.sedwickcoins.com/certification/coa.htm

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 33

Live Internet Auction, Wednesday-Thursday, May 3 & 4, 2023

This is truly an amazing auction to behold as we host many rare pieces seeing their first—and possibly only—time on the market. We’ll begin Gold Cobs in Session I with a substantial selection of high-grade Spain escudos. A particular highlight, in its own category, is the gold experimental 4 escudos dated 1591 with assayer initial C struck in Madrid by Miguel de la Cerda (lot 27). This incredible rarity, graded by NGC as Mint State 64, is the finest example among three known survivors. This coin represents the first official coinage made in Madrid, created using a new minting technique called “Ingenio de la Tijera” before the official royal mint was even established.

Immediately following, we have the finest known Mexico City, Mexico, 1715 J gold cob 8 escudos from the 1715 Fleet graded NGC MS 65 (lot 28). This coin was originally sold by Frank Sedwick in 1988 and is now coming back to us 35 years later to offer to the next collector. Other Fleet opportunities in this sale include a “top pop” Cuzco, Peru, 1698 M gold cob 2 escudos graded NGC MS 64 (lot 33) as well as a Lima, Peru, 1712 M gold cob 8 escudos graded NGC MS 62 from the famous 2015 “Tricentennial Treasure” found off Douglass Beach (lot 35).

Our Shipwreck Ingots section hosts a fantastic find: a complete Colombian gold bar from the wreck of the Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island (lot 60)—the only gold bar we have offered from this wreck. In a first for us, NGC, and the treasure market, we will be selling this bar encapsulated and authenticated in an NGC mega holder with Maravillas slab label designation. Other treasures include a gold “tejo” ingot from the Luz wreck (lot 61) and a Chinese gold “sycee” ingot from the “Nanking Cargo” wreck (lot 62).

Shipwreck Coins contains a bountiful selection of salvaged rarities including one of the finest collections of high grade and dated Atocha cobs (lots 71-198) we have ever seen (dubbed the RWB Reference Collection, here published for the first time). There are many choice pieces from our popular shipwrecks like the Capitana, the 1715 Fleet, and the Vliegenthart as well as the rare shipwrecks like the Vergulde Draeck, the “Jupiter Wreck,” and the Fame. Watch for our first time offering of a coin from the SB Pulaski shipwreck, a Zacatecas, Mexico, 1835 OM cap-and-rays 8 reales (lot 361). Other US shipwreck rarities up for bidding include a denomination set of US gold and silver coins from the SS Central America (lots 364-376) plus a sizable date run of SS Republic half dollars (lots 381-395).

Session II starts with selections from the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican coinage, a 250+ lot offering of rarities such as a Mint State Charles-Joanna 4 reales assayer G graded NGC MS 61 (lot 404), a Philip II cob 8 reales assayer O graded NGC XF 45 (the first circulating 8 reales of Mexico) (lot 450), and the unique cob 1 real Royal of Philip III assayer F graded NGC XF 45 (lot 560). Mexico Silver Cobs features the finest known Philip II cob 8 reales assayer F graded NGC MS 62 (lot 660). The finest and only graded Lima, Peru, “Star of Lima” type cob 4 reales dated 1660 V, graded by NGC as XF 45, stands out in Lima Silver Cobs. The Potosí Silver Cobs section is particularly attractive as we host several key rarities: the only graded 1700 F cob 8 reales Royal (lot 736), the 1726 Y cob 8 reales Royal of Louis I (lot 743), and the unique 1701 Y cob 4 reales Heart graded NGC VF 30 (lot 752).

The following day, we’ll start Session III, World Coins, with a variety of key Latin American rarities. The Bogotá, Colombia, 1888 “Cocobola” bust 50 centavos graded MS 61 and pedigreed to the Pat Johnson collection (lot 874) is sure to attract attention. The advanced Costa Rican collector will want to watch for the very rare 1917 GCR 50 céntimos without the 1923 counterstamp (one of just 10 recorded in 1917) graded NGC MS 63 (lot 896). Two finest known Guatemalan coins stand out—the extremely rare 1778 P gold 1 escudo graded NGC XF 40 (lot 947) and the finest known 1801/797 M gold 1 escudo graded NGC MS 62 (lot 948). We’re pleased to offer an absolutely gorgeous Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos dated 1743 MF graded NGC MS 62 with prooflike luster (lot 980). A star in the session is the impressive Cuzco, Peru, 1837 BA gold 8 escudos graded NGC MS 63 (lot 1025) with a design once called “the most beautiful gold coin of the Americas.” We close out the session with a key modern Venezuela rarity, the 1975 gold 500 bolívares graded NGC MS 69 (lot 1091). Session IV begins with Medals and Decorations where we’ll host the fourth assembly of high grade and rare Admiral Vernon medals from the John Adams Collection (lots 1104-1178). The section also plays host to such desirable pieces like the Gran Cruz knight’s badge for the Spanish Order of Charles III awarded to Captain General José de la Gándara y Navarro for command during the War of Restoration in Santo Domingo (1863-65) (lot 1100). An artistic medal commemorating the 1624 Dutch navy victories pedigreed to the José Toribio Medina collection (lot 1201) is sure to attract international bidding attention. California gold features prominently in US Coins and Medals as we offer a San Francisco Assay Office 1852 gold $10 coin graded NGC AU 58 (lot 249) plus three San Francisco-minted gold pieces from the Saddle Ridge Hoard (lots 1213-1215). Following up on our previous auction’s record-breaking sale, we offer the finest extant bronze George Washington and the Declaration of Independence medal made by Charles Cushing Wright graded PCGS SP65 (lot 1261).

A pair of Georgia proof bank note rarities (lots 1275-1276) stand out in US Paper Money along with a unique Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd Rail Road $10 note (lot 1280). World Paper Money hosts several key notes including the finest known Guatemala Banco Comercial 1 peso of 1892 graded WBG AU 58 TOP (lot 1309), a serial number 1 Banco de Guatemala 1 peso of 1896 graded PMG VF 35 EPQ (lot 1311), and the colorful Panama “Arias” 5 balboas specimen note of 1941 graded PMG UNC 60 (lot 1328).

Following our Coin Jewelry section of numismatic wearables, the Shipwreck Artifacts section has an intact silver wine goblet from the Atocha (lot 1379)—ready for the winning bidder to take a swig from. Non-Wreck Artifacts features a Wild West era Colt 1851 Navy revolver (lot 1406). We’ll finish this amazing auction with our Express session of affordable collector’s pieces. To all: thank you and good luck!

The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC team:

Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk

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SECTION LOTS PAGES WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2023 SESSION I: 10:00 AM EDT Gold Cobs (by country) ............................................................................ 1-58 ............... 7-19 Featured lot: Madrid, Spain, gold “Ingenio de la Tijera” 4 escudos ...... 27...................12-13 Shipwreck Ingots ...................................................................................... 59-67 ............. 19-26 Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) ............................................ 68-400 ........... 27-84 SESSION II: 4:00 PM EDT The Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage ........ 401-449 ......... 85-92 The Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Cobs ...................................... 450-653 ......... 92-122 Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ........................................................... 654-676 ......... 123-127 Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru ..........................................................................677-686 ......... 127-128 Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia ..................................................................... 687-760 ......... 129-142 THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023 SESSION III: 10:00 AM EDT World Coins (by country) .......................................................................... 761-1091 ....... 143-194 SESSION IV: 3:00 PM EDT Medals and Decorations ............................................................................ 1092-1211 ..... 195-219 The John Adams Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals, Part IV ........... 1104-1178 ..... 199-212 U.S. Coins & Medals ................................................................................. 1212-1272 ..... 220-232 U.S. Paper Money ...................................................................................... 1273-1287 ..... 233-236 World Paper Money ................................................................................... 1288-1338 ..... 237-248 SESSION V: 6:00 PM EDT Coin Jewelry .............................................................................................. 1339-1376 ..... 249-256 Shipwreck Artifacts .................................................................................... 1377-1397 ..... 256-264 Non-Wreck Artifacts .................................................................................. 1398-1408 ..... 264-268 SESSION VI: 7:00 PM EDT Express Session (selected items from all sections).......................................1409-1677 ..... 269-284 Table of Contents

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 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:

Cal = Calicó’s Numismática española (2019), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (ten previous editions). Note: In previous auctions we referred to the 2008 edition as CT-, but we now refer to the 2019 edition as Cal-, for the numbers changed and we want to keep the old CTreference intact for anyone who refers to our older auctions.

Fonrobert = Fonrobert’s Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen: III. Abtheilung Sud-Amerika (1878).

Janson = Janson’s La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino 1574-2015 (2016).

KM = Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins, various editions, including Spain, Portugal and the New World.

Restrepo = Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, fourth edition (2012).

S = Sedwick’s The Practical Book of Cobs, fourth edition (2007).

Sp = Spink’s (formerly Seaby’s) Coins of England and the United Kingdom, fiftieth edition (2015).

A list of other, more specialized references used in our catalogs is available at www.sedwickcoins.com/references.htm

SHIPWRECK HISTORIES

Please visit our website at www.sedwickcoins.com/wreckhistory.pdf for brief historical backgrounds on the various shipwrecks in this auction.

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.

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.

We encourage bidders to contact us if they have any questions or would like additional photos or videos of any lot in our auction. Inquiries can be sent through the auction site or by emailing us at office@sedwickcoins.com.

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Gold Cobs of Spain

Charles-Joanna Seville

1. Seville, Spain, gold 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer Gothic D to right, mintmark S to left, NGC MS 64 (“top pop”). Cal-198; Fr-153. 3.35 grams. Choice, crisp details in full and well-centered shield and cross (the latter with interesting die-polish lines in fields), fair amount of legend and nearly full crown, much luster, tied with one other for top grade in NGC census for this mintmark-assayer arrangement. NGC #6443026-002. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Philip II Seville

2. Seville, Spain, gold cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left, NGC MS 63. Cal-887; Fr-158. 13.56 grams. Super-sharp details (probably an early strike), especially in the bold full shield and cross, also broad flan with nearly full legends and crown, reddish in color with much original luster, near top grade and an exceptional example overall (best we have seen). NGC #6507877003. Estimate: $8,000-up.

3. Seville, Spain, gold cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D (variety with open right side) below mintmark S to left, NGC MS 63. Cal-887 var; Fr-158. 13.53 grams. Very bold and well-detailed full shield and cross, the legends somewhat flat; lustrous, red-toned in crevices, a known but unlisted variety of assayer-mark lacking the right side, choice grade. NGC #6507875-015. Estimate: $6,000-$9.000.

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4. Seville, Spain, gold cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left, NGC MS 62. Cal-887; Fr-158. 13.46 grams. Broad flan with full crown and nearly full legends, choice full shield and cross, trace of luster. NGC #6507877-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

5. Seville, Spain, gold cob 4 escudos, 1593 date to right, assayer B below denomination IIII and mintmark S to left, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. Cal-897; Fr-158. 13.56 grams. Broad flan with particularly sharp full date and assayer (rare thus), full king’s name in legend, some peripheral crudeness and edge-crack, full cross-and-tressure, light yellow color, the finer of just two in the NGC census. NGC #6509332-001. Estimate: $8,000-up.

6. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left, NGC MS 63. Cal-828; Fr-169. 6.68 grams. Full cross and shield (the latter bold) with minor flat spots, much legend with full king’s ordinal II, lustrous and lightly red-toned. NGC #6507877-014. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

7. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left, flipover double-strike, NGC Mint Error AU 58. Cal-828; Fr-169. 6.69 grams. Very sharp details within the confines of the grade on a choice broad flan showing full legends, crown, shield and cross, with fairly strong flipover doublestrike details on both sides, toned in crevices. NGC #6507877-010. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

8. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left, NGC AU 58. Cal-828; Fr-169. 6.65 grams. Broad flan with 100% full king’s name and crown, bold mintmark-assayer, nice full shield and cross. NGC #6507877-011. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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9. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1589 date to right, assayer Gothic D below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Cal-831; Fr-169. 6.78 grams. Super-sharp full shield and cross, the latter lustrous but the former with evidence of dierust, bold S-II-D to left and bottom part of date to right with penultimate digit 8 deceivingly flat on the bottom followed by fairly clear tail of a 9, exceptional grade shared by no other dated examples. NGC #6507877-015. Estimate: $5,000-up.

10. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1591/0 date to right, assayer H over Gothic D below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-838; Fr-169. 6.72 grams. Bold full shield and cross, the date very weak but with bold full assayer H punched over the previous Gothic D (attributable to 1591/0 only), peripherally flat, with muted luster all over. NGC #6507888-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

13. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1592 date to right, assayer B below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Cal-846; Fr-169. 6.78 grams. Bold full date, assayer, mintmark and denomination, also good full shield and cross but minimal legend, hint of luster, currently the only MS example at NGC. NGC #6507888-004. Estimate: $3,000$4,500.

11. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, (1590-1) date to right, assayer H below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal842; Fr-169. 6.70 grams. Smallish flan with full shield and cross, clear right side of assayer H but only a trace of the 159 of date to right (has to be 1590 or 1591, this being the only assayer-H example without visible date in the NGC census), part of periphery flat. NGC #6507888-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

14. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1593 date to right, assayer B below denomination and mintmark to left, NGC AU details / edge filing. Cal-848; Fr-169. 6.67 grams. Bold full shield with clear date to right and most of crown above, good full crossand-tressure, toned in crevices. NGC #6507033-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

12. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1591 date to right, assayer B below denomination (II) and mintmark (S) to left, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-843; Fr-169. 6.72 grams. Slightly oblong flan with bold full date to right of full shield with weaker left side (clear assayer but mintmark and denomination not visible), good full cross-and-tressure struck from a rusty die, sediment in crevices. NGC #6507888-003. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

15. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1595 date to right, assayer B below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC AU 58. Cal-852; Fr-169. 6.74 grams. Bold bottom half of 95 of date, also bold full assayer and clear partial mintmark and denomination, full shield and cross, peripheral flat spots, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #6507888005. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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16. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1597 date to right, assayer B below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC AU 53 (“top pop”). Cal-856; Fr-169. 6.74 grams. Full 597 of date, mintmark-denomination-assayer weak but certain, bold cross and most of shield despite flat areas, some old marks, tied with two others for finest in NGC census for this date and assayer. NGC #6507888-006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

17. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 159(?) date to right, assayer B below denomination II and mintmark S to left, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Cal-Type 259; Fr-169. 6.75 grams. Bold full S-II-B to left of choice full shield, the date to right with clear 159 but the last digit too weak to discern, full but lightly doubled cross-and-tressure, exceptional grade with muted luster all over, finest at NGC for assayer B. NGC #6507888-007. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

18. Seville, Spain, gold cob 1 escudo, 1597/6 date to right, assayer not visible (B below mintmark S to left), very rare (unlisted overdate), NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-unl (Type 229); Fr-178. 3.36 grams. Full date with bold and clear 7/6 to right of full shield (left side off the flan), full but slightly off-center cross, much encrustation in crevices. NGC #6507903-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Toledo

19. Toledo, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M to left, no mintmark, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Cal-864; Fr-170. 6.75 grams. Scarce type with M to left and denomination II to right (erroneously called “MT” by NGC, but finest for the variety in any case), choice full crown and some legend, nice full cross and shield (sharply detailed), good color and luster. NGC #6507878-005. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

20. Toledo, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M below mintmark

oT to left, NGC MS 62. Cal-862; Fr-170. 6.75 grams. Choice luster, full shield and cross and most of crown, bold mintmark oT above clear assayer M (NGC calls it “ToM”), second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #6507878-006. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Philip III

Madrid

21. Madrid, Spain, gold cob 1 escudo, 1621 V, PCGS MS63, finest and only example in the PCGS census. Cal-1730; Fr-193a; KM-unl (94.1 for type). 3.38 grams. Superb piece with lovely luster and sharp details all over, full cross with bold full date in legend, full but off-center shield with full PHILIPPVS in legend, surely the finest known anywhere (none at NGC). PCGS #41810126. Estimate: $5,000-up.

Seville

22. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1615 D/V, very rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal1072; Fr-189; KM-unl (20 for type). 6.63 grams. Bold full S-D/V to left of nearly full shield, off-center cross with full but weak and crude date (first example seen with date, albeit not attributed as such by NGC), contrasting sediment in crevices. NGC #6507888-014. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

23. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, 1618 D, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-1077; Fr-189; KM-unl (20 for type). 6.73 grams. Rather lustrous for the assigned grade (looks MS to us), with choice bold date and clear S-D, nice full shield and cross. NGC #6507878-015. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Philip IV Seville

24. Seville, Spain, gold cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R, NGC MS 63. Cal-Type 406; Fr-200; KM-112. 27.06 grams. Butter-yellow color with very choice and bold full cross and shield, full assayer to left, a desirable grade for a scarce type in a popular denomination. NGC #6613627-006. Estimate: $10,000-up.

25. Seville, Spain, gold cob 4 escudos, 1639, assayer not visible (R), NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-1882; Fr-203; KM-unl (107.2 for type). 13.54 grams. Full shield with bold denomination IIII to right, crude cross with clear bottoms of digits of date in legend, rich gold color. NGC #6507877-007. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Charles II Madrid

26. Madrid, Spain, gold cob 1 escudo, Charles II, assayer M (vertical) to right, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-825; Fr-229; KM-214. 3.32 grams. Bold CAROof king’s name in legend outside of full assayer M to right of off-center partial shield, nearly full cross, small thick flan with hairline edge-split, lustrous fields. NGC #6507878-010. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Special Experimental Strike

27. Madrid, Spain, gold experimental “Ingenio de la Tijera” 4 escudos, 1591, assayer C, extremely rare, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Cal-882; Fr-159. 13.46 grams. NGC #6507876-001. Estimate: $50,000-up.

One of Philip II’s many reforms in the 1500s was to move the Spanish Court from its traditional royal seat in Toledo to the city of Madrid, where it remains today. That included creating a new mint in Madrid where none had existed before. Naturally, Philip was eager to start minting coins there, but only if they could be made of superior quality. Perfect, machine-struck coinage was already being struck at the Segovia mint starting in 1586 using what was known as “Real Ingenio” (“royal machine”). In Madrid, however, the king opted for a different minting experiment known as “Ingenio de la Tijera” (“shearing machine”), which had been developed by the royal blacksmith and knifemaker Miguel de la Cerda, on recommendation by the Third Count of Chinchón, Diego Fernández de Cabrera y Bobadilla.

Miguel de la Cerda’s invention consisted of a special method of pouring silver or gold into perfectly round solid cylinders matching the diameter of the coin dies, with each planchet hand-cut from one end with special scissors, so that no further trimming or flattening was needed. This was meant to save time and resources, while producing attractive coins with full and even details, a far cry from what was eventually produced in earnest at the Madrid Mint starting in 1614. The experiment was first tried at the Segovia and Toledo Mints in 1589-91, but since Madrid was the preferred destination, silver and gold were brought from Toledo to Madrid to carry out the experiment there as well in 1591. Since there was no mint, the workshop of the famous but recently deceased sculptor, engraver and medallist for the king, Jacome Trezzo (also known as “Jacometrezo”) was chosen for the striking in Madrid. Ultimately, however, it was not possible to continue to strike the larger-denomination coins due to lower river current to run the water mills. The highest denomination—and rarest—was the 4 escudos, as it seems no 8 escudos were even attempted, although the silver 8 reales (Cal-660) is known, the only extant example of which hammered in March 2021 by Aureo & Calicó for about $21,500.

The Madrid 4 escudos of this type all bear a mintmark M for Madrid to the left of the shield and the initial C for assayer Melchor Rodríguez del Castillo to the right below the denomination o-IIII, with the date 1591 at the 11 o’clock position in the reverse-side legend. Only three are known, the present specimen being the highest graded and arguably the finest of the three. It shows incomparably fine inner details and nearly full legends (the 1591 date particularly bold), practically no doubling (just a little on the assayer-mark), and lovely luster throughout. As expected, the flan is almost perfectly round and extends beyond the outer border design in places.

For the next few years, de la Cerda was secretive about his invention, and little or nothing is recorded until a second experiment at the Seville Mint in 1597. The next year, 1598, de la Cerda died and passed the rights for his invention to his trustee, Dr. Baltasar Vellorino, who asserted that he was the one who had improved de la Cerda’s design to make 4’s and 8’s possible. Vellorino quickly pushed for a new agreement with King Philip II to implement the invention in his own name and receive 50 percent of the profits for twelve years; but the caveat was that the invention would be used only at New World mints, starting with Mexico City. One month later, the King died and the crown passed to his son, Philip III.

The equipment was not shipped to Mexico until 1602, well into the reign of Philip III. Vellorino himself left for Mexico in 1603 and the machinery was all in place by the end of 1606, according to an early 1607 document. Back in Spain, a similar experiment by Segovia’s famous tallador Diego de Astor took place in 1610 at the Segovia Mint and in 1611 in Madrid (again at the studios of Jacome Trezzo). The experiment lost favor, however, and it was claimed in court that the new method was slower than promised and would effectively cause raw silver and gold to bypass Spain and go straight to Asia (Philippines, China and Japan) without benefit to mainland Spain. Researcher Jorge Proctor points out that these dates line up more or less with the first appearance of Mexican Royals (galanos), which were perfectly round and match what the new equipment would have produced (see lot 560 in this auction for an example). Apart from these galanos, there is no evidence this invention was ever fully implemented in the New World.

The “Ingenio de la Tijera” coins from Spain are therefore very important to the evolution of the long numismatic history of Spain and its American colonies. This opportunity to acquire what we believe is the finest example of the highest denomination from Madrid is unique and not to be missed.

For reference, two Spanish journal articles summarize and discuss the documentation:

“Dos experimentos acuñadores en Madrid: las pruebas de Miguel de la Cerda y Diego de Astor en las casas de Jacome Trezzo,” by Rosa Romero Molina, in issue 233 (July-December 1993) of NVMISMA (Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Numismáticos)

“El Proyecto de implantación del Ingenio de la Tijera en las cecas de los Reinos de las Indias,” by Pedro Damián Cano Borrego, in issue 9 (2022) of Revista Numismática Hécate

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Gold Cobs of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico

28. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 8 escudos, 1715 J, NGC MS 65 (1715 Fleet Label), finest known in NGC census, ex-Frank Sedwick. S-M30; KM-57.2; Cal-2214. 26.86 grams. Exceptionally lustrous for this iconic final year of 1715-Fleet Mexican cobs, and superbly struck with bold and fully detailed shield, full date and oMJ, nearly full crown and denomination, and full cross-and-tressure, all well centered but with typically flat and beveled periphery, arguably the finest anywhere (not just at NGC), highly desirable to Fleet collectors but also to numismatic trophy hunters and Mexican specialists to boot! From the 1715 Fleet, with original Frank Sedwick letter dated June 21, 1988. NGC #6507874-001. Estimate: $30,000-up.

29. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 4 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible, box-end cross (1702-10), NGC MS 62 (1715 Fleet Label). KM-55.1. 13.47 grams. Full but slightly doubled shield with full denomination IIII to right but no left-side details (despite NGC’s attribution to assayer J), bold and full but off-center cross, lustrous and attractive in color, the peripheries slightly crude. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6505985-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

30. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 1 escudo, (1714) (J), NGC MS 66 (1715 Fleet Label, “top pop”). S-M30; KM-51.2; Cal-1739. 3.41 grams. Broad flan with full but slightly doubled shield struck off-center upward, precluding a visible date but making for a bold full king’s ordinal V, the superb full cross-and-tressure also offcenter, rather lustrous all over. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #4913067-002. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

31. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 1 escudo, 1714 J, NGC MS 65 / 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.2; Cal-1739. 3.34 grams. Super-sharp full cross (off-center) and crown above nearly full shield with full oMJ to left inside the bottoms of the digits of 714 of the date, with luster all over and a couple spots of light red toning, highly desirable as tied for second finest in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #2882522-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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32. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 1 escudo, 1714 J, NGC MS 64 (1715 Fleet Label). S-M30; KM-51.2; Cal-1739. 3.35 grams. Broad round flan with choice full shield, nearly full cross (off-center), bold full oMJ, clear bottoms of digits of date despite peripheral flatness and beveling (as made), highly lustrous all over. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6498650-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Cuzco, Peru

33. Cuzco, Peru, gold cob 2 escudos, 1698 M, NGC MS 64 (1715 Fleet Label, “top pop”). S-CZ1; KM-28; Cal855. 6.72 grams. Small, thick, round flan with choice full pillars side exhibiting a bold date, mintmark and assayer, the cross full but slightly doubled, hints of toning and dark encrustation over muted luster. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6507892-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

Lima, Peru

34. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1711 M, NGC MS 64 (1715 Fleet Label). S-L28; KM-38.2; Cal-2119. 26.77 grams. Superbly detailed and well-centered full cross-lions-castles, also choice full pillars-and-waves, nice luster and lovely rich-gold color all over, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65, scarcer variety two single dots above denomination (Tauler 238). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6511280001. Estimate: $20,000-up.

35. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1712 M, rotated legend, NGC MS 62 (1715 Fleet Label) / 300th Anniversary

Find. S-L28; KM-38.2; Cal-2120. 27.00 grams. Full and lustrous pillarsand-waves, choice full cross-lionscastles (both sides with spots of gray encrustation), lots of legend including full ISPANIAR to right (180-degree legend rotation, per Tauler 242), desirable as from the 2015 recoveries made exactly 300 years after the sinking. From the 1715 Fleet “Tricentennial Treasure” (2015 Douglass Beach find) with original Queens Jewels tag and photo-certificate 78204. NGC #6677719-001. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

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36. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1718 M, NGC AU 58. S-L28; KM-38.2; Cal-2129. 27.05 grams. Choice full (and well-centered) crosslions-castles, full and bold pillars-and-waves (just off-center enough to push the legend date off the flan), lightly red-toned, interesting as a variety not listed in Tauler (date as 7. / .1. / .8), tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #6507875-012. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

38. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1727 M, NGC AU 53. S-L28b; KM-38.2; Cal-2139. 26.97 grams. Bold full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves with clear high-point wear, dark sediment on fields contrasting with light yellow color, trace of second date in legend. NGC #6507875-013. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

37. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1720/19 M, rare, NGC

AU details / damaged. S-L28; KM-unl (38.2 for type); Cal-2131. 26.44 grams. Full and well-centered cross-lions-castles with red toning in crevices, the pillars-and-waves also full but less toned, with clear traces of 2/1 and 0/9 in date, a few surface scrapes and peck-marks. NGC #6504627-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

39. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1739 V, NGC AU 53. S-L30; KM-unl (38.2 for type); Cal-2156. 27.10 grams. Small, thick flan (characteristic of this year) with nice full cross-lions-castles, full but slightly doubled pillars (messy last digit of date), contrasting dark sediment in crevices, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #6507878-011. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

40. Lima, Peru, gold cob 2 escudos, 1709 M, NGC MS 62 (1715 Fleet Label). S-L28; KM-36; Cal-1827. 6.74 grams. Choice luster for the assigned grade, choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, much legend including king’s ordinal V, variety with legend ending in HISPAN (Tauler 247). From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to Sedwick Auction 3, with original lot-tag 20. NGC #6510789-001. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

41. Lima, Peru, gold cob 1 escudo, 1707/5 H, rare, NGC AU 58 (1715 Fleet Label). S-L25a; KM-unl (35 for type); Cal-unl. 3.32 grams. Full but off-center castle side with bold L-H and 707/5 date (Tauler 120a, the overdate clear and sensible since 1706 does not exist) and much flat metal outside the design, better centered but slightly doubled full cross inside a nearly complete outer border of dots with blank metal beyond as well (both sides proving beyond a doubt that these coins had no legends), minimal high-point wear and nice color. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #2795626-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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Bogotá, Colombia

42. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A below mintmark NR to right, dots in ringlets (1636), ex-“Mesuno Hoard” (ca. 1636), NGC MS 63. Restrepo-M50.15; S-B20; KM-4.1; Cal-1792. 6.58 grams. Well-detailed full shield (very slightly doubled) with bold mintmark NR and trace of assayer A to left, full but slightly off-center cross-and-tressure with dots in ringlets per the date 1636 only, bright yellow gold, second highest grade in the NGC census. From the “Mesuno Hoard” (ca. 1636). NGC #6507878-012. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

43. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1646, assayer R below denomination II to left, mintmark N.R to right, rare, NGC AU 55. Restrepo-M50.23; S-B21; KM-4.1; Cal-1804. 6.69 grams. Nice full cross with nearly full tressure and clear bottom of 646 of date (NGC says only “164X,” but it is a die-match with Sedwick Auction 10 [10/2011] lot 28, which is clearly dated 1646), also nearly full shield with bold mintmark to right and II-R to left, richly toned in crevices. NGC #6507875-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

44. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R below denomination II to right, mintmark (N.R) to left, NGC UNC details / obv damage / Maravillas (Shipwreck Blue Label). Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.51 grams. Broad flan with nearly full but off-center cross exhibiting contrasting dark encrustation in crevices, good full shield with full II-R to right inside clear PHIL- of king’s name, peripheral surface scrape on that side, somewhat lustrous. From the Maravillas (1656). NGC #6507893-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

45. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R below denomination II to right, mintmark N(.R) to left, NGC MS 61 / Maravillas (Shipwreck Blue Label). Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.67 grams. Strong luster on fields around and inside the welldetailed full shield and (rather bold) cross, most of II-R to right (unfortunately mis-attributed to assayer P of 1627-32 by NGC), just a few light surface scuffs from salvage on both sides. From the Maravillas (1656). NGC #6502103-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

46. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible (style of early 1660s, assayer R), NGC MS 61. Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.73 grams. Bold full shield and cross (the latter with dark sediment in crevices and scuff near edge), full denomination II to right but no visible mintmark or assayer (style of 1660s). NGC #6507875-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

47. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1699, assayer ARCE, ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepounl (M66 for type); S-B24; KM-14.2; Cal-903. 6.77 grams. Choice full shield and (small-sized) cross-and-tressure with just the bottoms of date visible (confirmed to be 1699 by die-match with other examples known with clear dates, Restrepo shield ARC1 but without Aragon), trace of bottoms of letters of ARCE to left of shield, AU. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 48. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1701/0, assayer VA (Arce), Philip V, reverse legend reading backwards, NGC UNC details / cleaned (1715 Fleet Label). Restrepo-unl (M66 for type); S-B24; KM-unl (14.2 for type); Cal-1917 (under Ph. V). 6.64 grams. Fascinating coin, lightly toned on fields, with mostly bold full shield and cross and much legend including bold full date that is listed as clean 1701 on the NGC label (our own die-study work to be published in the near future proves that it was made from a 1700 die), as well as more obverse legend than has been seen on any other example, including a bold (PHILIPP)VS V. D. G. V.A lightly punched over (CAROL)OS [stet] DG V.A, but perhaps the most interesting aspect is that the reverse-side legend reads [XE]R . M[VRAINAPSIH] with the 7 of the date punched over an upside-down 7! From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. NGC #6508431-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

49. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1712, no assayer (Arce), posthumous Charles II, NGC MS 64 (1715 Fleet Label). Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2; Cal-1930 (under Ph. V). 6.68 grams. Bold full cross and upper half of shield, bold 712 of date, nice luster, typically sharp edge, minor flat spots, choice grade. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6507057-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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50. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, no assayer (Arce), posthumous Charles II, NGC MS 64 (1715 Fleet Label). Restrepo-M66.32; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.74 grams. Spectacularly broad flan with choice full shield and cross-andtressure plus much legend (just not the date), muted luster, very impressive. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #6502897-001. Estimate: $4,000-up.

51. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip V, no assayer (Arce, style of 1716-21), NGC AU 50. Restrepo-M80.4; S-B24a; KM-17.2. 6.64 grams. Bold but off-center shield and cross (slightly doubled) with contrasting toning in crevices, particularly bold full king’s name (P)HILIPV(S), dots in tressure-dimple rings. NGC #6507875-004. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

52. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1725, assayer S to right, mintmark (F) to left, Louis I, very rare, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. RestrepoM90.2; S-B25a; KM-A25; Cal-56. 6.76 grams. Smallish flan with full shield showing faint but certain .S. to right (no part of king’s name visible), also bold full cross with toning in crevices, full 5 and bottom of penultimate digit 2 of date (attributable to Louis I only, also a die-match with Sedwick Auction 29 lot 49, which shows a clear king’s ordinal I), first we have offered with date visible. NGC #6507875-005. Estimate: $5,000-up.

53. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer S to right, mintmark F to left (early 1730s), NGC AU 58. Restrepo-M80.8; S-B25b; KM-17.2. 6.75 grams. Superb full shield and cross-and-tressure (both well centered) with distinctive half-ringlets in tressure-dimples, also bold full F-S, nicely red-toned all over, one light old scratch in periphery on reverse. NGC #6507875-007. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

54. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible (1730s), NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-M80; KM-17.2. 6.74 grams. Full but slightly crude shield and cross due to uneven flan, distinctive half-ringlets in tressure-dimples, good luster all over per the exceptional grade. NGC #6507875-008. Estimate: $3,000-up.

55. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1741 M, NGC AU 53. Restrepo-M80.12; S-B26; KM17.2; Cal-1961. 6.75 grams. Full and clear date (rare thus) outside a bold full cross-and-tressure enhanced by contrasting encrustation, full but slightly off-center shield with full M to right inside of PHIL- of king’s name. NGC #6507878-013. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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56. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1745 (S), extremely rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-M80.16; S-B27; KM-17.2. 6.71 grams. Very bold full cross-and-tressure with bold full date (first example we have ever recorded, this date not listed in Restrepo), mintmark and assayer not visible but almost certainly S to right with mintmark F to left of the bold and nearly full shield, contrasting toning on fields. NGC #6507878-014. Estimate: $3,500-up.

57. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer not visible (S to left), mintmark F•S to right (ca. 1750), NGC MS 63. Restrepo-M94.6; S-B27a; KM-25. 6.73 grams. Small thick flan with choice bold cross (100% full), full F of mintmark to right of well-detailed upper-right part of shield (lions and castles transposed), very lightly toned, choice grade (second highest in NGC census for the type). NGC #6507875-009. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

58. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer not visible (style of 1728 S to right), NGC AU 53. Restrepo-M78.8; S-B25b; KM-22. 3.34 grams. Choice full cross with large tressuredimple rings without dots (die-match with a 1728 example in the Lasser collection, here mis-attributed to 1692-1701 by NGC), bold upper half of shield, contrastingly toned fields. NGC #6507875-011. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Gold

Shipwreck Ingots

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

59. Cut gold bar endpiece, 129 grams, marked with fineness XIX• (19-1/4K), ex-“Golden Fleece Wreck” (ca. 1550). About 2” x 1” x 3/8”. A neat little “thumb” of gold with bright and lustrous surfaces, the cut end with clean chisel and break, the rounded (uncut) end with bold full fineness in bordered boxes (one with XIX and the other with a dot) at the very tip, small enough to be used as a form of coinage in its time (since no gold coins were being produced in the colonies) but big enough to still have the flavor of a “finger bar” ingot. From the “Golden Fleece Wreck” (ca. 1550), with certificate. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

60. Complete Colombian gold bar, 336.3 grams, marked with fineness XIX-dot (19-1/4K), foundry/ assayer RIBERA / ZARAGOZA, and partial circular tax stamps, NGC Genuine / Maravillas, ex-Christie’s (1992), ex-Elsen (2008). About 6-3/4” x 1” x 1/4”, the slab itself 10-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 1-1/4” and 1532 grams total. The ultimate shipwreck bar: An extremely well-marked complete gold ingot from a highly desirable and well-known shipwreck, fittingly honored to be the first and only such item to be certified and encapsulated by NGC in what they call a “mega holder”! The top of the bar shows three clear fineness markings consisting of XIX inside a box next to a dot (the symbol for a quarter karat) inside a separate box, the fineness also lightly incised into the surface prior to stamping (an aspect we have seen on other gold bars); parts of four circular tax stamps showing different parts of a typical Philip IV legend (as on the coins); and—best of all—a complete foundry/assayer cartouche with RIBERA / ZARAGOZA inside one box, clearly referring to the Zaragoza municipality and gold-producing region in Colombia; with small piece broken off one end where the assay was done in the 1650s. All of the markings show at least some white-coral encrustation, as do parts of the back of the bar, which also shows curious raised lines that match up with the positions of the stamps on front (similar to what is seen on later countermarked coins). One last thing: Among the many gold shipwreck gold bars we have sold over the years, this is apparently the only one we have auctioned from the Maravillas (only 15 of which were originally sold by Christie’s in 1992). From the Maravillas (1656), with photo-certificate, pedigreed to the original Christie’s (London) Maravillas auction of May 1992 (lot 139), a copy of the catalog for which also accompanies this lot, also pedigreed to the Jean Elsen (Belgium) auction 97 of September 2008 (lot 1129). NGC #6706234-001. Estimate: $40,000-up.

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Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

61. Gold “tejo” ingot, 307 grams, tested at 0.970 fine gold (23.28K), marked with V-over-upside-down-V monogram and serial number XXXXII, ex-Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby’s (plated on cover). Roughly 3” x 2-1/2” and 1/8” thick. One of the smaller ingots known as “tejos” among the (only) 40 sold by Sotheby’s in 1993, and one of just 19 with neatly engraved V-over-upside-down-V monogram representing an unknown owner or shipper (possibly related to Jesuit missions), also with unique serial number 42 (XXXXII) boldly incised into the surface, and uniquely naturally shaped (however the gold flowed and cooled when poured flat without constraint), this fascinating piece is particularly desirable as having been chosen for an iconic “group photo” on the cover of the 1993 catalog, now finally re-entering the market after some time in South America and some unfortunate test-cutting and hammering near one edge plus further test pits on back. Fits in the palm of your hand! From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to Sotheby’s Uruguayan Treasure of the River Plate auction of March 1993 (lot 526) with copy of Sotheby’s catalog, the cover of which shows this ingot, and with a spiral-bound pamphlet about the wreck and the ingot (in Spanish and English). Estimate: $25,000-$37,500.

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Geldermalsen (“Nanking Cargo”), sunk in 1752 in the South China Sea

62. Chinese rectangular “sycee” gold ingot number 53, 369 grams, 21K fine, marked with Chinese characters “yuan ji bao” (“gold ingot”) on top along with “yuan” on bottom, ex-“Nanking Cargo” (1752), ex-Christie’s (1986). About 3-1/8” x 1” x 1/2”. Perhaps the most elusive of all shipwreck ingots despite the Christie’s offering of over 126 of them on this wreck (among 147 listed on the original manifest of the Geldermalsen), the Chinese shoe-shaped “sycees” in gold are extremely rare, their existence nearly wiped out by meltage over the years, somewhat ironic since their original composition is melted-down foreign gold coins from their time, as the Chinese always preferred copper for daily exchange and used the gold only for large gifts or overseas payments, hence the need to store the gold in a compact and uniform state. Curiously, Christie’s notes that the gold ingots from this wreck were not in the main cargo but a bit separated from it yet found all together, as if they were in the possession of a single passenger trying to get away! Like almost all the others, our bar bears on its lustrous top surface a central “double-gourd”-shaped cartouche with the Chinese letters “yuan ji” plus two peripheral square cartouches (one at each end) containing the Chinese letter “bao,” one covered with white encrustation, the sides of the ingot narrowly sloping upward with brownish encrustation embedded, and the bottom with two lightly stamped Chinese characters “yuan” (one at each end), overall in superb (undamaged) condition and a lovely little display with great original auction packaging. From the “Nanking Cargo” (1752), with sticker #53, housed in a Christie’s “Nanking Cargo” wooden box also marked with #53, with photo-certificate, pedigreed to the original Christie’s (Amsterdam) auction of April-May 1986 (pp. 70-76), a hardbound copy of the catalog for which also accompanies this lot (with list of prices realized). Estimate: $30,000-up.

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

63. Natural gold nugget, 2.24 grams, ex-SS Central America (1857), housed in an NGC holder. Roughly 1/2” x 1/4”. Irregular oblong chunk with rounded lobes, fineness unknown but fairly dark in color, a desirable size as not just dust or flakes but also not egregiously high in intrinsic value. From the S.S. Central America (1857). NGC #4660922-088. Estimate: $200-$300.

Silver

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

64. Silver “tumbaga” bar M-25, 2175 grams, marked with serial RC, assayer B~Vo, fineness I9CCCCLXX (1970/2400) and one partial tax stamp, ex-“Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528). 7” x 3” x 3/4”. A very neatly cast “half brick” of relatively high-grade silver (XRF tested at about 90% silver, despite its marked fineness of about 82%), with wavy top surface but fairly smooth bottom exhibiting all the markings (circular tax stamp with [CARO]LVS visible, serial and assayer in separate boxes above fineness in small characters inside four boxes), neatly chiseled diagonal “assayer’s bite” in one corner, lightly toned and with a minimum of surface corrosion, in short a very desirable size and quality for this popular earliest-known Spanish colonial wreck. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), with original Daniel Frank Sedwick photo-certificate and Armstrong book Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (1993). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

65. Silver “barreton” ingot 934, 15 lb 0.48 oz troy, Class Factor 0.6, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), ex-Atocha (1622). 13-3/4” long, 2-1/2” wide, 1-1/4” tall. Beautifully toned all over, with particularly bold and clear fineness in six boxes and three fairly explicit circular tax stamps showing various parts of D.G. HISPANIARVM (just like on the coins), but apparently made without any manifest number, owner/shipper marks or date/foundry/assayer cartouches (hence the low Class Factor), as the surfaces are only minimally corroded, although the bottom does bear a mysterious crudely engraved W in addition to the usual Fisher number (A85 / 934), with two “assayer bites” in corners. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate 85A-S934. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

66. Small silver “splash” ingot, encrusted as found, 285 grams, no markings, ex-Concepción (1641). Roughly 3” x 3-1/4” and 1/4” thick. A flat and irregular disk(-ish) that is completely covered in gray-white encrustation on one side, the other side with about two thirds similarly encrusted and one third exposed, no visible markings and likely to be smuggler’s contraband. From the Concepción (1641), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

67. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1958 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, ex-Rooswijk (1739). 6” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Perfectly rectangular in cross-section as neatly cast, with very bold A over VOC monogram and assayer-mark in incuse shield near top end, the other end typically chiseled to fine-tune the weight but lacking the typical cavity, nicely toned and almost completely lacking corrosion. From the Rooswijk (1739), with certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Shipwreck Coins

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

68. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón) at bottom between pillars, PLVSVT in rounded panel, NGC AU details / “Golden Fleece” (Shipwreck Blue Label). Nesmith 6 for type/Nesmith 6c type; Cal-115; S-M1; KM-16. An early emission for this assayer in which a Latin R was punched over a Gothic R of the assayer’s initial (contrary to the NGC label of P/R), slightly doubled but with clear details, minor scratches between pillars, a good coin for those wanting a scarcer type. #6506903-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

69. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to left, mintmark M to right (A-M), NGC XF 45 (Shipwreck Blue Label). Nesmith-62a; Cal-132; S-M6; KM-18. 12.80 grams. Broad flan with sharp full details on both sides (no flatness or doubling), attractively gray toned, virtually corrosion-free. NGC #4447514-010. Estimate: $600-$900.

70. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), NGC XF 45 (Shipwreck Blue Label). Nesmith-49d; Cal-93; S-M5; KM-12. 6.71 grams. Broad flan with full details except for peripheral part of legends, gunmetal toning all over, practically no corrosion. NGC #4447516-012. Estimate: $350-$500.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

Mexico

71. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620/19 (D), Grade 3. S-M18; KM-unl (37.2 for type); Cal-unl. 10.60 grams. Full but crude final digit of date (not mentioned on tag or certificate), nearly full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion (mostly on reverse), toned all over. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-208124. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Lima

72. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to right, motto PL-VSVL-T, Grade 3, PCGS Fine detail / Atocha, ex-Christie’s. S-L1; KM-8; Cal-333. 5.76 grams. Full and well-centered shield, slightly doubled off-center pillars with nice full waves, nicely toned, with corrosion only at edge, a very rare type from this wreck and desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-237656 (stated on slab label), pedigreed to the original Christie’s (New York) auction of June 1988, with original lot-sticker 201. PCGS #47053131. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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73. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Grade 1, PCGS VF detail / Atocha. S-L4; KM-9; Cal-338. 6.13 grams. Very sharp full details all over, especially the shield and cross-and-tressure but also most of legend, with just a touch of localized surface corrosion, desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-237335 (stated on slab label). PCGS #47053130. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Potosí 8R pre-dated

74. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Grade 1, PCGS VF detail / Atocha. S-L4; KM-9; Cal-338. 6.42 grams. Bold full details and virtually corrosion-free, the full crown and cross-and-tressure particularly sharp, desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-236103 (stated on slab label). PCGS #47053135. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

75. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right, Grade 1. S-L4; KM-9; Cal-341. 6.33 grams. Broad flan with nearly no corrosion but a bit worn and with some flat areas, the shield and cross nevertheless full (note the certificate shows only the reverse and attributes to Potosí in error, but the tag correctly shows mint as “L”). With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-177065. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

76. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), Grade 3. S-P6; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 18.04 grams. Full shield and nearly full cross despite moderate surface corrosion, with peripheral area of heavy surface and edge loss on reverse, weak assayer but distinctive style. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-146908. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

78. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (early 3rd period), Grade 2. S-P10; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 24.68 grams. Brightly polished and lightly corroded, with full shield and cross, fairly clear assayer but also distinctive style. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-149745. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

77. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (early 3rd period), Grade 1. S-P10; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 24.42 grams. Very broad flan (“Great Module”) with nearly full legends, choice full crosslions-castles and full but very lightly corroded shield with clear P-B to left, also nearly full crown. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-160499. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

79. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1, PCGS XF detail / Atocha. S-P11; KM-5.1; Cal-674. 26.60 grams. Choice full shield with bold assayer A and nearly full crown, full but doubled cross, minimal surface corrosion, broad flan, desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-237793 (stated on slab label). PCGS #47053132. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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80. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, Grade 1. S-P11; KM-5.1; Cal-674. 24.22 grams. Full P-A, full shield and cross but all somewhat weak and lightly corroded. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-231518. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

83. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 25.14 grams. Good full shield and cross, bold assayer (small Q, possibly Q/R), a bit silvery, with minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-149438. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

81. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), Grade 1. S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. 23.79 grams. Very bold full shield and cross (the latter very slightly doubled), full P-R and denomination o-VIII, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-201388. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

84. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 25.72 grams. Broad flan with small edge-splits, choice full cross-lions-castles, bold full P-Q to left of full shield, nicely toned, just one area of minimal surface corrosion at top-right of shield. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-170281. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

82. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), Grade 1. S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. 22.58 grams. Broad flan, nice full cross, good full shield with clear P-R to left (erroneously attributed to assayer “ARL” on certificate), light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-157402. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

85. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 26.48 grams. Very broad round flan with most of PHILIPS III visible, full mintmark with most of assayer right below it (no separation), full but partially flat shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-163507. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

86. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 22.64 grams. Well-detailed full shield and cross-lions-castles, bold full P-Q and denomination o-VIII, minimal visible corrosion but low in weight. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-149437 Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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87. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 23.44 grams. Choice full shield with most of crown and P-Q, full but slightly doubled cross, out-of-round shape with some edge loss but interiors uncorroded. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-146552. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

88. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3. S-P18; KM-10; Cal-920. 22.93 grams. Oblong flan due to corrosion on edge, bold full cross and decent full shield, just enough legend to recognize as the pre-dated type, lightly toned. With original Fisher certificate 85A-184721 (tag missing). Estimate: $600-$900.

Note: Most of the following lots come from the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs, an unpublished private collection assembled over several years by a knowledgeable numismatist.

Potosí 8R dated

89. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, denomination as o-III-V, Grade 1. S-P18; KM-10; Cal-919. 26.57 grams. Very broad flan with choice full shield and cross, also full crown and P•M as well as denomination (scarce variety), bold bottom half of all four digits of date, no corrosion (virtually full weight). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-184412 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

91. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 (M), Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 26.92 grams. Relatively small but solid flan (virtually no corrosion, some staining, edge-crack) with most of date visible outside of nice full cross, off-center full shield with bold denomination to right. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260441, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

90. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 (M), Grade 1, exChristie’s (1988). S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 24.23 grams. Bold full 7 of date outside of full cross-and-tressure, also full shield, some minor corrosion but also with parts of edge crude as made. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-174151, pedigreed to the Christie’s (New York) auction of June 1988, with original lot-sticker 295-4, and to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

full cross,

shield full too but both somewhat flat in centers, minimal corrosion, deep but narrow edge-crack. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-230002, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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92. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 (M), Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 25.34 grams. Bold (A)NO D 1617 outside the

93. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 26.65 grams. Superb full shield and cross, full P-M with small letter P (2R sized?), bold full 7 of date, no corrosion at all. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-201392, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

96. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 24.84 grams. Nice full shield and cross, most of 617 visible, bold full assayer that appears to be punched on top of the border of dots, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-162508, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

94.

cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 23.55 grams. Bold 617 of date, full shield and cross with minimal surface corrosion but tangential edge-loss. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-142704, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

97.

8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 26.57 grams. Totally corrosion-free, with choice full shield and cross and much legend including (R)EX ANO 161 (last digit not visible), full P-M. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-162501, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

95.

Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM10; Cal-921. 23.96 grams. Choice full cross with bold full 61 of date, full but slightly doubled shield and P•M, bold ordinal III in legend, no interior corrosion but part of edge lost. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-185286, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

98. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 25.91 grams. Choice full shield and cross, weak but certain 161 of date, full P-M, denomination appears to be just V (without o or III, could be an important new variety), minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-159597, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

99. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 2. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 19.62 grams. Sharp strike with good full shield and cross, bold 17 of date, some edge-loss but interior corrosion confined to obverse surface only. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-163017, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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100. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 2. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 22.76 grams. Bold full cross with weak but certain 1617 date, nearly full shield and crown, some edge-loss but interior corrosion confined to obverse surface only. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-117065, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

103. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 26.92 grams. Nice full shield, nearly full cross, full 618 of date, no corrosion, patchy dark toning. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260582, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

101. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, reverse legend as 7161 D ONA (very rare), Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921. 26.81 grams. Full crown and shield and cross, bold 16 of date at 2 o’clock in reverse legend that close inspection reveals to be punched entirely in counterclockwise order (first example we have seen), virtually uncorroded, toned all over. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-262526, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

104. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-925. 24.88 grams. Nice full shield with tiny P+T for mintmarkassayer, full denomination o-VIII, bold king’s ordinal III, nearly full cross despite some corrosion at bottom left, interesting error with +EYNDY[ARVM] in legend after full 8 of date. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-199086, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

102. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 25.58 grams. Superb full shield and cross with no corrosion, bold full 18 of date, small P+T (the assayer bold), nearly full PHYLLYPVS III in legend. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-187202, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

105. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 26.57 grams. Solid, lightly toned and completely corrosion-free, with full shield and cross, bold 1618 date (certificate says 1620 in error), full P+T and clear PHYLYPVS III. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260629, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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106. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 24.73 grams. Choice full shield, full but doubled cross with date as 161 followed by two separate parts of the 8 (due to the doubling), light corrosion only on parts of edge, hairline edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-208860 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

109. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 (T), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 24.06 grams. Nice full shield and cross, clear 161 and bottom of 8 of date (not mentioned on tag or certificate), lightly toned, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-173720, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

107. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 (T), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 24.32 grams. Excellent full shield and cross, clear bottom half of 18 of date, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-183715 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

110. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 20.45 grams. Very bold full date but the rest of the coin somewhat pitted from corrosion, lightly toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-134761, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

108. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 25.98 grams. Bold P+T, full but centrally weak shield and cross, very light corrosion near edge (including where the date is weakly visible), toned on fields. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-134071, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

111. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, denomination as o-8, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 22.42 grams. Bold 8 of date and also bold full denomination o-8, technically full but corroded shield and cross (also low weight). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-130601, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

112. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, quadrants of cross transposed, large mintmark, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-926. 26.42 grams. Perfectly round flan with virtually no corrosion, full mintmarkassayer (variety with large P above x and T), full 161 and bottom half of 8 of date (last digit of date not mentioned on tag or certificate), good full shield and cross. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-204877, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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113. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-926. 26.83 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield and cross-and-tressure, the bold 18 of date followed by +EYNDY[ARVM] as in lot 104 above (apparently an error on multiple dies), no corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-217333, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

116. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-926. 24.00 grams. Full but corroded shield, the cross weaker and slightly doubled but with clear parts of date visible, patchy toning. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-140331, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

114. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-926. 25.95 grams. Full but egregiously doubled shield and cross, the 18 of the date curiously appearing twice due to the doubling, some light corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-210124, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

117. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, date at 9 o’clock, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 24.87 grams. Broad flan with full king’s ordinal III in legend, bold full P+T with tiny P, full shield and cross, strange reverse legend as (16)18 A [blank] EY (first example we’ve seen), some localized surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-214992, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

115. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 (T), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-926. 23.67 grams. Small thick flan (also with some edge-loss), good full shield, full but slightly off-center cross, full 18 of date (tag and certificate say assayer Q in error but with date on tag), silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A206325, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

cob 8 reales, 1618 T, date at 9 o’clock, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 25.11 grams. Broad flan with nice full shield, full but slightly doubled cross, full 161 of date, only light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-154809, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. Please

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119. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, date at 9 o’clock, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 25.08 grams. Superb full shield and crown with bold P+T (tiny P) to left and denomination o-VIII to right, also nice full cross-lions-castles with bold full date to left, virtually no corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-229719, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

122. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 24.78 grams. Bold full 9 of date, full but centrally weak cross and shield, full P+T, broad flan with light corrosion near edge, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-211591, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

120. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 26.84 grams. Toned and solid (no corrosion), the shield and cross full but partially weak, bold P-T and bottom half of all four digits of date. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260480 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

123. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 26.73 grams. Choice full cross and shield with nice toning all over (virtually no corrosion), full 9 of date and king’s ordinal III. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-262524 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

121. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 (T), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 24.56 grams. Full and clear 9 of date outside of full but slightly doubled cross, choice complete crown above shield with full denomination o-VIII to right, only traces of minor surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-190751, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 26.34 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross, nearly full crown, bold P+T, minimal corrosion near edge (including over the clear but resultingly weaker date). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-124693, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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125. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 25.03 grams. Good full shield and cross, most of 9 of date, full P•T, very light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-157478, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

128. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 25.94 grams. Bold bottom half of date, full shield and cross, practically no corrosion but with deep (narrow) edge-crack. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-211816, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

126. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 26.78 grams. Full shield that is off-center enough to allow a full PHYLYPVS III D G, full but weaker cross with full 19 of date, virtually no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-161021, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

129. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 24.96 grams. Full date outside of full cross, full but lightly corroded shield, minor edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A182893, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

127. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 25.60 grams. Crude concave flan (unevenly thick) with full shield and cross, full and clear 619 of date, full P-T (without + or dot), virtually corrosion-free but silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-167825, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

130. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 26.71 grams. Richly toned and full weight (no corrosion), with bold full P+T and denomination o-VIII, full 161 but weaker 9 of date, good full cross and shield, unevenly thick flan. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260547, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

131. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; Cal-927. 21.58 grams. Bold full shield and full cross despite moderate corrosion, bold full 9 of date. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-125011, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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132. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-928. 26.38 grams. Oblong flan (as made) with decent full shield flanked by P+T and o-VIII, full cross with bottom half of 19 of date visible, no corrosion but somewhat worn. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-160979, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

135. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 26.92 grams. Bold full shield with clear P+T to left, choice bold Zo (20) of date preceded by [YN]DY[AR]VN REX around full but slightly doubled cross, no corrosion (full weight) but unevenly thick. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-208996, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

133. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-928. 24.47 grams. Broad flan but with piece of edge missing from corrosion, good full shield and crown, full cross with complete 9 of date visible, mostly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-219265, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

136. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 (T), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 21.05 grams. Good full shield with bold mintmark to left, full but corroded cross with clear Zo (20) of date visible, toned all over. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-116961, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

134. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619 (T), Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-927. 26.78 grams. Bright from polishing and unevenly thick (as made), somewhat flatly struck except for reverse legend (which shows a bold N over sideways N at the end of HISPANIARVN) but virtually no corrosion (hence choice for the assigned Grade), full 9 and bottoms of 16 of date (not mentioned on tag or certificate). With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 85A-267274. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

137. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 (T), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 25.81 grams. Crude strike (centrally flat and doubled) but with full and clear date (the Zo appearing twice from the doubling), minimal corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-210113, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

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138. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 26.93 grams. Excellent full shield and cross and most of crown, bold date as 16ZOO due to doubling; choice full weight (no corrosion). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-213467, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

141. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 26.88 grams. Bold 6ZO of date outside of full cross, nice full shield with full P+T to left, practically corrosion-free (near full weight). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-162660, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

139. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 26.38 grams. Very deeply toned and nearly full weight, broad flan with good full crosslions-castles and shield, bold full 6ZO of date at 3 o’clock due to a rotated double-strike that also accounts for a full qHYLYqVS to the left of the shield. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-262533, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

142. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 25.78 grams. Good full shield and cross, just the bottoms of 6ZO of date, practically no corrosion but with small lacuna on edge. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-145112 (date not mentioned), pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

140. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 19.31 grams. Bold ZO of date outside of full but partially flat cross, weak full shield due to corrosion (which also accounts for smaller diameter and lower weight). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-130943, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

143. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1, ex-Christie’s (1988). S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 26.52 grams. Odd-shaped flan (as made) with good full shield and cross, just the O of the date visible (not mentioned on tag or certificate), hairline edge-split, spotty toning. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-174151, pedigreed to the Christie’s (New York) auction of June 1988, with original lot-sticker 295-1, and to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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144. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 26.55 grams. Clear bottom half of date outside of full cross, good full shield (slightly doubled), minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-185303, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

147. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 (T) (date as 16ZO_O), quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 24.03 grams. Very bold date as 16ZOO with space between the O’s (not doubled), good full shield but the cross somewhat weak and lightly corroded (note the tag and certificate show the wrong weight and date as 1618 in error), still choice for the assigned Grade. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-199959. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

145. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T (date as 16ZO_O), quadrants of cross transposed, mintmark retrograde P (q) over P, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 26.60 grams. Bold full 6ZO of date followed by space and second O without any evidence of doubling (a known variety), good full cross exhibiting a new style of flattened lions, also full shield and nearly full crown, complete q/P mintmark, near full weight and practically corrosion-free. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-201709, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

148. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, Grade 4. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929. 19.61 grams. Bold full O of date (date not mentioned on tag or certificate), full but corroded cross and shield, toned all over, better than most for its assigned Grade. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-156652. Estimate: $500-$750.

146. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620 T (date as 16ZO_O), quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 26.06 grams. Good full cross with new “flat” lions, very bold date as 16ZOO with space between the O (not doubled), bold denomination to right of good full shield below bold crown, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-145117, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

149. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 26.59 grams. Superb full shield and (slightly doubled) cross, with bold full 6Z and most of final I of date, silvery but full weight (no corrosion). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-187429, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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150. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 23.34 grams. Bold 6ZI of date, full but partially weak cross and shield, bold P+T, light corrosion near edge. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-208568, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

153. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 26.63 grams. Round flan with excellent (bold) full shield and cross (“flat” lions), bold denomination o-VIII and clear P+T, bottom half of ZI of date, deep edge-crack but no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-157139, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

151. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 23.25 grams. Bold ZI of date outside of full cross with choice lions, nearly full shield, minor doubling and parts of edge lost to corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-129362, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

154. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 25.68 grams. Nice full shield and cross (“flat” lions), with full ZI of date, lightly toned, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-146071, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

152. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-932. 25.33 grams. Clear date as I6ZZI due to doubling, nearly full shield and cross (showing “flat” lions), clear P+T, with minor corrosion only on edge (and two small edge-splits), toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-161853, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

155. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 25.20 grams. Full shield and cross (“flat” lions) with central weakness and peripheral corrosion but bold bottom half of 6ZI of date, clear P+T, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-183077, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

156. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621 (T), quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-933. 21.42 grams. Bold full shield and cross (“flat” lions) but peripheries corroded (some edge-loss), full Z and most of final I of date. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-186561, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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157. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1622 T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-19 (under Ph. IV); Cal-1436 (under Ph. IV). 26.09 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross, full and clear date (scarce and desirable as the date of the wreck), bold full P+T, light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-116666, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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158. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (16189), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.57 grams. Full shield and P-T (no + or dot in between), clear 161 of date outside of doubled cross, minimal corrosion (near full weight) but somewhat weakly struck. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-184496, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

161. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-9), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 21.33 grams. Bold 161 of date and P•T, nearly full shield and cross despite moderate peripheral corrosion and edge-loss. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-187111, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

159. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-9), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 24.97 grams. Beautifully toned and almost corrosion-free, broad flan with choice full cross and shield, bold 161 of date, edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-260535, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

162. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-9), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 21.26 grams. Oblong flan due to edge-corrosion, very bold 161 of date outside of bold full cross, full shield with clear PxT to left. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-187142, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

160. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-9), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 24.37 grams. Full cross and shield, bold 161 of date, light localized corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-160960, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

163. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-9), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 18.78 grams. Bold P+T, nearly full shield, off-center cross with most of 161 of date, some patchy toning and edge-loss from corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-130993, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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164. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1620-22), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 22.82 grams. Full shield and cross despite peripheral corrosion, bold full I6Z of date, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-207575, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

167. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1620-22), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.54 grams. Toned and nearly corrosion-free, with clear I6Z of date (tag and certificate say 1620 but the last digit is not visible) outside of bold full cross (slightly doubled), nearly full shield and crown (also slightly doubled). With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-161910, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

165. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1620-22), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.42 grams. Bold full shield and cross, also bold full I6Z of date (tag and certificate say 1619 in error), silvery but virtually no corrosion, interesting natural crack in edge. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-145137, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

168. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-22), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 25.02 grams. Nice full cross with clear 16 of date visible, full shield and P•T, light surface corrosion, patchy toning. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-163150, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

166. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1620-22), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 24.17 grams. Clear I6Z of date, full but weak and doubled shield and cross, light surface corrosion all over. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-142534, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

169. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1620-22), upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1, exVanguard Collection. S-P21; KM-10. 26.17 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full P+T, clear Z of date, solid and nearly corrosion-free, toned in crevices. From the Vanguard Collection, with special Fisher tag and certificate V-1500, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

170. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, mintmark retrograde P (q), new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.31 grams. Choice full shield and cross, bold q+T and denomination o-VIII, clear I6Z of date, distinctive “flat” lions, minimal peripheral corrosion, attractively toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-185328, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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171. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, mintmark retrograde P (q), new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 24.88 grams. Full but lightly corroded shield with clear q+T, full but weakly struck cross (“flat” lions) with clear 16Z of date, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-218322, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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172. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 23.65 grams. Bold and full but double-struck shield and cross (“flat” lions), clear I6Z of date, full assayer T, some surface corrosion and edge-loss but nicely toned. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-105813, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

173. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 24.60 grams. Good full shield and cross (“flat” lions), full P+T and nearly full PHYLYPVS III, only very light surface corrosion. With original Fisher tag and certificate 182832. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

175. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (161822), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 21.89 grams. Bold full cross and shield, small P+T, nicely toned over lightly corroded surfaces. With original Fisher tag and certificate 101627. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

174. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 1, with Mel Fisher hand-inscribed certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 26.26 grams. Choice toning on uncorroded surfaces, with bold full P+T and denomination o-VIII flanking full shield, full cross with “flat” lions, desirable certificate. With Fisher tag and certificate 96A-16073 hand-inscribed by Mel Fisher in blue ink: “Today’s the Day, Debbie and Tony! Mel!” Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

176. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (1618-22), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 25.22 grams. Nearly full but offcenter shield and cross, most of PHYLYPVS III D G visible, clear P+T, light surface corrosion, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A182846. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

177. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 19.93 grams. Bold full cross with “flat” lions, also nice full shield but peripheries corroded (also some edge-loss), toned over silvery surfaces. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-186374. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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178. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10. 22.74 grams. Round flan with full but doubled shield and cross (“flat” lions), bold assayer T, moderate surface corrosion, lightly toned. With original Fisher certificate 85A-198898 (tag missing). Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 8R assayers not visible

179. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (1617-19), Grade 1. KM-10. 26.13 grams. Good full shield and cross, clear 61 of date, full denomination o-VIII, virtually no corrosion (near full weight) but silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-209269, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

182. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 26.98 grams. Richly toned and virtually corrosion-free, full shield and cross (“flat” lions), full 6 of date visible. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-161559, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Potosí 8R/4R error coin

180. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (1617-19), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. KM-10. 22.12 grams. Full shield and cross with partial date 161 but somewhat corroded and with large edge-crack, toned in spots. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-142533, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

181. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (1620-22), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 25.37 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross, bottom of 162 of date visible, toned, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-163078, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

183. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, 4R-sized shield and cross, new style of lions (1620-21), Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 18.27 grams. Deceptively small flan (part of edge lost to corrosion) with 4R-sized shield and cross but clear denomination o-VIII (and too heavy for a 4R), also with clear assayer T and bottom half of I6Z of date visible, a very strange error-coin. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-245011, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Potosí 8R assayers and dates not visible

184. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. KM-10. 25.80 grams. Broad flan with somewhat weak full shield and cross but virtually no corrosion (choice for the assigned Grade, also with NGC label giving a grade of VF 25), very lightly toned. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-157735, plus a color postcard of the ship. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

187. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 18.04 grams. Good full shield but cross corroded, also with loss around the perimeter. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-205966. Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 4R

185. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. KM-10. 24.25 grams. Broad round flan with full but doubled cross and shield, light corrosion and toning. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-189990. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

188. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-9; Cal-770. 12.78 grams. Bold assayer Q to left of full but weak shield, bolder full cross, minimal corrosion, edge-crack. With original Fisher certificate 85A-147190 (tag missing). Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

186. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 20.90 grams. Full and well-detailed shield and (doubled) cross despite moderate corrosion, mostly toned. With original Fisher tag and certificate 130454. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

189. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1617 M, Grade 2. S-P19; KM-9; Cal-773. 11.31 grams. Full date (tag and certificate say only 161X) preceded by A (for ANO) outside of good full cross, the shield also full with clear M to left, king’s ordinal III in legend, broad flan but thin from corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-186951, pedigreed to the RWB Reference Collection of Atocha dated cobs. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

190. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1618) PAL, Grade 3. S-P20; KM-9; Cal774. 11.59 grams. Choice full shield (uncorroded, slightly doubled) with clear full assayer PAL (large), cross side corroded, richly toned all over. With original Fisher certificate 85A-237590 (tag missing). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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191. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-9. 12.92 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-185428. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

194. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-9. 11.62 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross, only light corrosion (choice for the assigned Grade). With original Fisher tag and certificate 131360. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

192. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-9. 13.19 grams. Good full shield (slightly doubled) and cross (off-center), with bold P-T and small part of date, no corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate 85A-184467. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

195. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 4. KM-9. 11.14 grams. Bold and nicely toned full shield with no corrosion, also bold cross but with some edge-loss, rather choice for assigned Grade. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-155832. Estimate: $500-$750.

193. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-9. 12.50 grams. Good full shield with most of assayer T visible (not mentioned on tag or certificate), full but weaker cross, no interior corrosion but small piece of edge missing. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-110615. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Potosí 2R

196. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-9. 9.93 grams. Decent full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion, lightly toned. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-100350. Estimate: $400-$600.

197. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-8; Cal-627. 5.05 grams. Full shield with bold P-Q to left, nearly full cross, all slightly doubled but relatively corrosion-free except for small edge-loss. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A151079. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

198. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-8. 4.05 grams. Good full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion, nicely toned all over. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A105044. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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

199. Seville, Spain, gold cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer G, NGC MS 62 (“top pop”). Fr-189; KM-20. 6.84 grams. Bold full cross and shield with full S-G to left (attributable to the date range 1617-22), sharply sheared edge, rich gold color with muted luster, very rare and desirable as a gold cob from the 1622 Fleet (one of very few examples NGC-graded Mint State and tied with only one other for finest in NGC census), also notably certified as from the original Santa Margarita find in 1980, while the Fishers were still trying to locate the main part of the Atocha. It is worth emphasizing that less than 0.1% of the coins found from the 1622 Fleet were gold. For price reference, just a year ago we auctioned a 1622-dated example in the same grade from the same wreck for $35,000. With original photo-certificate 80M-174. NGC #6287813-018. Estimate: $15,000-up.

200. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1609 A, rare, Grade 2, PCGS VF detail / Santa Margarita. S-M16; KM-44.3; Cal-891. 22.99 grams. Broad flan with very bold full 09 of date, full oMA to left of full shield, nearly full cross, black encrustation near edge on reverse, some weak spots and light surface corrosion (also edge-thinning) but overall quite impressive for this wreck and desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate M84-090 (stated on label). PCGS #47053133. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

201. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1617) M, Grade 1, PCGS VF detail / Santa Margarita. S-P19; KM-9; Cal-773. 13.23 grams. Bold full shield and cross, clear assayer M, date not visible but with clear (AN)O D in legend, nicely toned, minimal surface corrosion, desirable as properly certified by PCGS. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 021 (stated on label). PCGS #47053134. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

202. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. S-M12a; KM-44.1. 25.16 grams. Full shield and cross but peripheries flat and with traces of corrosion, clear oMF, silvery. Estimate: $200-$300.

203. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. S-M12a; KM-44.1. 26.68 grams. Bold details in well-centered and nearly full shield and cross (toned in crevices), flat peripheries, virtually no corrosion, weak but certain assayer F. Estimate: $200-$300.

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“Lucayan Beach Wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island 8 reales

204. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1620/19 D, very rare. S-M18; KM-unl (44.3 for type); Cal-905. 26.46 grams. Full and clear 0 of date with traces of under-digit 9, nice full shield and cross, bold full denomination 8, flat peripheries, practically no corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

207. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1622/1 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1297. 26.56 grams. Bottoms of both 2’s visible (overdate assumed), full oMD and shield and cross, typically uneven flan (a bit small in diameter) with touch of corrosion at edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

205. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1622/1 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1297. 26.95 grams. Choice satin surfaces (100% corrosion-free), with clear bottom half of penultimate 2 of date but weaker final digit (overdate assumed), also bold mintmark and denomination in addition to the full shield and cross, flat peripheries and unevenly thick around the edge (as made), one edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

208. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1623/2 D, very rare. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1299. 26.72 grams. Satin-smooth surfaces (100% corrosion-free) but with much peripheral flatness (unevenly thick at edge), the 3 of the date nevertheless full and clear with weak but certain under-digit 2 (possibly also 2/1), upper part of shield and most of cross choice. Estimate: $300-$450.

206. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1622/1 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1297. 26.37 grams. Clear final digit 2 of date with hint of underdigit 1 (as expected), nearly full cross and shield but peripheries flat but practically uncorroded, unevenly thick at edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

209. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1623/2 D, very rare. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1299. 26.25 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with thick top and bottom (typical) with weak but certain final digit 3 of date on a high point (overdate assumed, could be 3/2/1), good full cross and shield, minimal surface corrosion, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

210. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 27.28 grams. Choice piece with bold full oMD and shield and cross (both very well detailed), also clear 2 and full 4/3 of date, no corrosion, minor edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

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211. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 25.94 grams. Interesting shape with small “tail” in one of the thicker sides, choice full shield and cross, clear final digit of date with clear overdate (possibly 4/3/2), traces of surface corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

215. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 26.63 grams. Very nice shield and cross (both nearly full), full denomination 8, typically unevenly thick flan, clear final digit of date (possibly 4/3/2). Estimate: $250-$375.

212. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 26.50 grams. Full final digit with clear overdate (possibly 4/3/2), full but weakly struck shield and cross due to flan crudeness (unevenly thick), some light surface corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

216. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 27.40 grams. Full shield and cross, clear final digit of date (possibly 4/3/2), no corrosion but a few light scrapes. Estimate: $250-$375.

213. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 27.28 grams. Leaning barrel-shaped flan (unevenly thick) with choice full shield, nearly full cross, clear oMD, bottom half of 4/3 of date, no corrosion (full weight). Estimate: $250-$375.

217. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 162? D. S-M18a; KM45. 25.99 grams. Broad round flan, bold full oMD, good full shield and cross, bold penultimate Z (2) of date but last digit unclear, no corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

214. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1624/3 D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1302. 26.58 grams. Choice full shield and cross, clear oMD and final digit of date (possibly 4/3/2), some light corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

218. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 162? D. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.76 grams. Choice full shield and cross, bold full oMD, clear 162 of date (last digit flat), no corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

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219. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 162? D. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.35 grams. Urn-shaped flan (unevenly thick) with choice full shield, full but doubled cross, bold penultimate digit Z (2) of date but last digit too weak to discern, no corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

223. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 25.52 grams. Bold full oMD, nearly full shield and cross, typically barrel-shaped flan, light surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

220. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 162? D. S-M18a; KM-45. 25.02 grams. Smallish flan with traces of surface corrosion, nearly full shield and cross, curious denomination rendered as o over o, clear penultimate digit Z (2) of date but last digit indiscernible. Estimate: $200-$300.

224. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.61 grams. Thick, small-diameter flan with good full cross and shield, full oMD, no corrosion, two small edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

221. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 27.02 grams. Choice full cross, good full shield, full oMD, toned and corrosion-free, crude flan (unevenly thick) with part of thin edge slightly bent. Estimate: $350-$500.

225. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.02 grams. Full cross and shield and practically no corrosion but all somewhat weakly struck, full king’s ordinal III in legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

222. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 25.72 grams. Broad flan with excellent full shield and cross, virtually corrosion-free and beautifully toned, two small edgesplits. Estimate: $350-$500.

226. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

D. S-M18a; KM-45. 27.08 grams. Very bold mintmark, shield, and denomination as o over o, good full cross, no corrosion, unevenly thick flan. Estimate: $200-$300.

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227. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.46 grams. Fat urn-shaped flan (unevenly thick) with superb full cross, nearly full shield, trace of date (1624?), no corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

4 reales

229. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620/19 D. S-M18; KM-unl (37.2 for type); Cal-unl. 13.16 grams. Clear 6ZO of date with trace of under-digit 1 to left side of Z, very bold full mintmark, nearly full shield and cross, trace of surface corrosion, point of edge split (as made) and slightly bent. Estimate: $200-$300.

228. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. S-M18a; KM-45. 27.08 grams. Broad flan (rounder and more even in thickness than usual) with much flatness in peripheries but nearly full shield and cross, no corrosion, trace of partial date (1624?). Estimate: $200-$300.

230. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1623/2 D, rare. S-M18a; KM-38; Cal-1055. 12.61 grams. Nice full shield and cross, clear bottoms of digits Z3 of date with under-digit Z weaker and slightly offset to left, corrosion only along part of edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

232. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1625/4 D, very rare.

S-M18a; KM-unl (38 for type); Cal-unl. 12.92 grams. Practically corrosion-free and deeply toned, with full and bold Z5/4 of date (possibly 5/4/3) due to off-center obverse, full cross but with much peripheral flatness, interesting flan with four sharp points (one blunted and bent). Estimate: $250-$375.

231. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1624/3/2 D, rare.

S-M18a; KM-unl (38 for type); Cal-unl. 13.11 grams. Round flan with full but weak shield and cross, light surface corrosion, clear bottom part of Z4/3/Z of date. Estimate: $250-$375.

233. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D, ex-Spink. S-M18a; KM-38. 13.39 grams. Very richly toned and corrosion-free, with full cross and nearly full shield and crown, typical “fat barrel” shape. With original Spink box and small certificate (1960s). Estimate: $200-$300.

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234. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-38. 13.56 grams. Very broad flan with 100% full PHILIPPVS II(II) in legend (off-center shield), nearly full cross, much flatness but no corrosion, thin edges slightly crude. Estimate: $175-$250.

Clumps

235. Clump of three Mexico City, Mexico, cobs (one 8R and two 4R, one partially dated and the other with oMD visible). 50.99 grams total. A solid 8R cob mostly covered on one side by a partially dated 4R with much corrosion, the other 4R uncorroded, offset below the 8R with very bold full oMD, some encrusted remnants on back (cross sides). Estimate: $600-$900.

237. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, one with oMD visible. 55.19 grams total. Tight sandwich (traces of coral in between) of two very solid and virtually uncorroded 8R, one with shield side exposed (clear oMD and denomination 8) and the other showing full cross with a couple patches of “horn” silver. Estimate: $400-$600.

236. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cobs (one 8R and one 4R, both partially dated in the 1620s). 39.01 grams total. Solid and practically uncorroded 8R with choice full cross-lions-castles on back, most of the front covered by a solid 4R with patch of coral encrustation on top covering part of date, denomination 4 visible, next to clear oMD and partial date on the 8R. Estimate: $500-$750.

238. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, one with oMD visible. 53.82 grams total. Two choice, solid 8R very tightly sandwiched, one with choice full cross with small coral patch and interesting natural edge-point, the other with bold full oMD showing, practically no corrosion on either. Estimate: $400-$600.

239. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 52.97 grams total. Tight sandwich of two lightly corroded 8R with cross visible on one and denomination 8 on the other, the latter with big patches of coral appended. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola Mexico

240. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 163(?) (P). S-M19; KM-45. 26.53 grams. Full cross and nearly full shield, bold oM, full but crude 3 of date, light surface corrosion and spots of dark “horn silver,” two small edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

242. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P. S-M19; KM-45. 25.74 grams. Tall barrel shape with thicker ends (crude), full but somewhat flat shield and cross, a few spots of minor corrosion, polished and shiny all over. Housed in a Blanchard promotional wallet with small certificate and tag #56482. Estimate: $200-$300.

241. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P. S-M19; KM-45. 26.00 grams. Round flan with light surface corrosion (no toning), bold full assayer, much flatness. Estimate: $200-$300.

Potosí

243. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 25.13 grams. Broad flan (unevenly thick) with nearly full shield and cross despite light to moderate corrosion, much peripheral flatness but partial king’s name in legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

244. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, with canvas marks on reverse. KM-45. 22.53 grams. Good full shield with bold full denomination 8, parts of king’s ordinal in legend, full but corroded cross with crosshatch pattern in surface as from oxidation with original canvas bag, silvery all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

245. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (early 1630s). S-P26; KM-19a. 25.26 grams. Full but lightly corroded shield and cross, clear P-T, one full lion in distinctive pre-1633 style. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Clumps

246. Clump of five Mexico City, Mexico, cobs (two 8R and three 4R), encrusted as found. 98.34 grams total. Fabulous natural display with much white coral covering the top of a spread-out pile of solid and darkly toned coins, the bottom with much less coral, only some details visible but enough to identify the mint. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

247. Clump of four cobs of Mexico and Potosí (three 8R and one 2R), encrusted as found. 93.41 grams total. A spread-out pile of decent coins, the top one identifiable as a smallish Potosí 8R on top of a barrel-shaped Mexican 8R, resting on top of side-by-side Mexican 2R and 8R, all dark, with entire bottom coated in white coral with significant patches of green and bright blue. Estimate: $600-$900.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

Shield Type

248. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer Z, with backwards-L countermark on cross, very rare, Mastalir Plate. S-P34; KM-19a. 18.64 grams. Good but off-center full cross with clear and nearly full countermark, full but doubled shield with clear P-Z to left and denomination oo (8) to right, nicely toned but somewhat corroded, two edge-splits. Plate Coin L2ab-a on page 169 of The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1652: The 1649-1652 Crowned Shield Coinage and the Countermarks of 1652, Part B (The Countermarks of 1652), by Robert Mastalir (2021). Estimate: $400-$600.

249. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1) O, with crowned-•PH• countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b. 21.27 grams. Full and well-detailed shield with bold countermark (all but the top part of the crown visible), full •P•O•, nearly full but partially flat cross, thin from corrosion but nicely toned, one blatant edge-split and a few smaller ones. Estimate: $400-$600.

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250. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1) O, with crownedarms countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 26.33 grams. Choice example with minimal corrosion and contrasting toning, full shield and cross despite flat spots, bold P to left and O to right, strong border of dots from otherwise flat countermark (placed more to interior than usual). Estimate: $400-$600.

254. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1651 E, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-17b; Cal-1108. 13.73 grams. Broad round flan with central weakness, full countermark near center, full 1(6)51 date, faint trace of assayer E to right, much toning (brownish) and light encrustation, one edge-split. Estimate: $300-$450.

251. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651 E, with crowned-

•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1491. 24.17 grams. Bold full cross and shield with full crown above and most of countermark at top-right, •P-E• to left and E to right, full 51 of date, practically uncorroded and deeply toned in places, the edge shaved down to perfectly round shape for mounting in jewelry. Estimate: $200-$300.

255. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1651-2) E, with crowned•F• countermark on shield, NGC Fine details / Capitana, c/s XF standard (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P36; KM-17b. 8.78 grams. Choice bold and full countermark (no border, two dots), nicely toned but somewhat thin and worn from corrosion, also two edge-splits, trace of assayer to right of shield. NGC #6680042-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

1652 Transitionals

252. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1650) O, with crowned•PH• countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-17b; Cal-1106. 13.56 grams. Choice toning, full crown in countermark, bold full assayer, full but weaker cross, only light surface corrosion. Estimate: $400-$600.

253. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1650-51) O, with crowned-L countermark on cross, NGC VF details / Capitana, c/s VF strong (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P35; KM-17b. 11.32 grams. Good full shield with bold P-O to left and clear 4-O to right, also good full cross with choice countermark in periphery (full crown, all but the bottom of the L), minimal corrosion, attractively toned all over. NGC #6680042-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

256. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E Transitional Type III/A, rare. S-P37; KM-A20.3; Cal-unl. 19.69 grams. Good full shield with bold 8 to left and 52 to right above king’s ordinal IIII in legend, full pillars-and-waves with F-(8)-IIII across top and E-•-E across middle, thin from corrosion but nicely toned, edge-split. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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257. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E Transitional Type IV/A, NGC AU details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37; KM-A20.4; Cal-1493. 21.02 grams. Darkly toned and corroded, with clear (A)P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right of full shield, bold full pillars with full crown above, F-8-IIII across top and E-8-E across middle. NGC #6680042-011. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Pillars and Waves

258. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652 E Transitional, McLean Type I (Mastalir 1-A), rare. S-P37; KM-A18; Cal-1109. 9.21 grams. Thin from corrosion and mostly dark brown all over, but with sharp full pillars showing F-4-(IIII) across top and E-4-(E) across bottom, clear date in legend, the nearly full shield (also sharp) with clear O-E-5 (no 2) to right above king’s ordinal IIII. Estimate: $600-$900.

260. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, NGC XF details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500. 21.83 grams. Oblong flan with bold PH above full but weaker pillars-and-waves, full but doubled cross, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, lightly corroded but nicely toned. NGC #6680042-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

259. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1652 E Transitional, McLean Type V (Mastalir 1-B), rare, Mastalir Plate. S-P37; KM-A16.2; Cal-916. 4.45 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves with F-2-(IIII) across top and E-2-E across middle, date in legend, also full cross with bold P to left and E to right, thin from corrosion but deeply toned all over. Plate Coin 1-B.a (3) 3 on page 108 of Robert Mastalir’s The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional Minor Denominations (2016). Estimate: $500-$750.

261. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, NGC VF details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500. 20.68 grams. One 100% full pillar with bold PH above (shifted from doublestrike), full waves, full but weaker cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, light corrosion with spotty toning, edge-split. NGC #6680042-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

262. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-McClung. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500. 26.65 grams. Impressively solid coin with three dates and mintmarks and assayers, good full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, much legend, nice toning in crevices, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection (Sedwick Auction 24, with original lot-tag 448). Estimate: $300-$450.

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263. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653 E, •PH• at top, •653• below and •pomegranate• above cross, NGC XF details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 27.45 grams. Amazingly corrosion-free but with some flat areas among the full cross and (double-struck) pillars-and-waves, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, bold PH at top, variety with pomegranate instead of denomination above cross, toned on fields. NGC #6680042005. Estimate: $500-$750.

266. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653 E, PH at top, four-digit date below and •pomegranate • above cross, ex-Mastalir. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 26.98 grams. Solid but with some surface corrosion (low contrast), full pillars-and-waves and cross, all three dates (including full 1653 below cross) and mintmarks and assayers, king’s ordinal IIII in legend. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection (with his handwritten tag), with original certificate signed by Herman Moro. Estimate: $250-$375.

264. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653 E, •PH• at top, •pomegranate• above cross, ex-Mastalir. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 20.59 grams. Thin from corrosion but with clear pillars-and-waves, doubled cross, bold but doubled PH, variety with pomegranate instead of denomination above cross, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection (with his handwritten tag), with original certificate signed by Joel Ruth and Lou Ullian. Estimate: $250-$375.

267. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654 E, •PH• at top, denomination above cross, ex-Mastalir. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1507. 26.99 grams. Minimal surface corrosion but low in contrast, with full pillars-and-waves and cross, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, tiny dent at bottom of cross. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection (with his handwritten tag), with original certificate signed by Herman Moro. Estimate: $300-$450.

265. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653 E, PH (no dots) at top, •pomegranate• above cross, ex-Mastalir. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 26.05 grams. Solid (minimal corrosion) and richly toned, with full cross and pillars-and-waves, full PH without dots, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, variety with pomegranate instead of denomination above cross. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection (with his handwritten tag), with original certificate signed by Joel Ruth and Lou Ullian. Estimate: $250-$375.

268. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654 E, •PH• at top, NGC XF details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM21; Cal-1507. 25.21 grams. Light surface corrosion and low contrast but with three full dates, bold PH, off-center cross, NGC #6680042-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

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269. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654 E, PH at top, denomination above cross, NGC AU details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1507. 24.82 grams. Minimal corrosion but some flat areas, with two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, clear king’s ordinal IIII in legend, low contrast. NGC #6680042-006. Estimate: $300-$450.

271. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652 E post-transitional, 1-PH-6 at top, with upside-down A for V in PLV (very rare). S-P37a; KM-18; Cal-1112. 9.11 grams. Nicely round but thin from corrosion, with minor doubling and flat spots but all three dates and mintmarks and assayers clear, bold PLV with upside-down A for V (missing in Mastalir), toned in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

270. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654 E, PH at top, pomegranate above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1506. 26.28 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date and two bold mintmarks, also full (but cruder) cross with second date below, minimal surface corrosion, nice toning, smallish flan. With generic certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $300-$450.

272. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1654 E, PH at top, NGC XF details / Capitana (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-16; Cal-921. 6.11 grams. Full but off-center pillars with two bold dates on that side, full but doubled cross with third date below, light surface corrosion. NGC #6680042-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

273. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653 E, PH at top. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-752. 3.67 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with bold PH at top, two dates, the cross also full and nice and with empty space below (no date), minimal corrosion (overweight), darkly toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

Mexico

274. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1649(?) P. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1345. 23.38 grams. Bold full oMP and denomination 8 flanking a nearly full shield with bottoms of 649(?) date in legend, good full cross, light corrosion (heavier near edge), contrasting dark toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

275. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655 P, ex-MAREX. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1359. 25.03 grams. Bold full oMP and 55 of date, full cross and most of shield, patchy toning and light surface corrosion. With original MAREX tag and certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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276. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655 P, ex-MAREX. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1359. 20.52 grams. Broad roundish flan with much surface pitting but full 1655 date and oM mintmark, some crown, full shield. With original MAREX tag and certificate 91-8R-4185. Estimate: $250-$375.

Potosí Shield Type

277. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655 P, ex-MAREX. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1359. 19.74 grams. Broad flan but corroded all over, still with clear date, part of edge bent and hairline edge-split. With original MAREX tag and photo-certificate 91-8R-4359. Estimate: $250-$375.

280. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650 O, modern 5 in date, with crowned-O countermark on cross, NGC XF details / Maravillas (1656). S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1488. 26.28 grams. Solid flan with minimal corrosion but some flatness yet with bold 16 and most of 50 of date (modern 5) above full cross with complete countermark (Mastalir O1) in very center, full shield with bold assayer O to left and 8-O to right, dark gray toning all over. NGC #6504665-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

281. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651 (E), with crowned•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1491. 26.33 grams. Very broad flan with no corrosion but some flatness in the full shield and cross (also nearly full crown), the former with nearly full countermark (no border, two dots) and the latter slightly off-center, bold bottom half of 51 of date, nicely toned, edge-split. Estimate: $300-$450.

Potosí 1652 Transitional

278. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-MAREX. S-M19; KM-45. 20.21 grams. Full oMP and most of shield, heavily pitted all over. With original MAREX tag and photo-certificate 918R-4451. Estimate: $200-$300.

279. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-MAREX. S-M19; KM-38. 7.57 grams. Thin from heavy corrosion but with good full cross, bold oMP and most of shield. With original MAREX tag and photo-certificate 91-4R-3364. Estimate: $200-$300.

282. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E Transitional Type VII/A, NGC AU 50 / Maravillas (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37; KM-A20.7; Cal-1496. 27.33 grams. Superb example in high grade with lovely toning all over (no corrosion, of course), full interior details on both sides (pillars with HP monogram above, P-8-E across top and E-52-P across bottom per Mastalir VII.1-A), all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, one edge-split. Pedigreed to the Espinola collection (stated on label). NGC #6504079-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Potosí Pillars and Waves

283. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1655 E, H at top, rare. S-P37a; KM-16; Cal-919. 5.31 grams. Full and distinctively fat pillars with bold full H at top above the denomination 2, with clear date 55 above waves, the cross also full but heavily corroded (also thin overall), darkly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

284. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-33. 5.59 grams. Clear oMP, trace of partial date (style of early 1640s), most of shield and cross despite light to moderate corrosion, desirable provenance with required certification. With original Western Australian Museum certificate 2905. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

285. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-Joel Ruth. S-M19; KM-45. 20.05 grams. Elongated “wristwatch” flan with bold oMP and trace of date, full cross and shield despite moderate to heavy corrosion, nicely toned. With original photo-certificate from the salvor (Joel Ruth). Estimate: $200-$300.

286. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1656 E, PH at top, pomegranate above cross, NGC AU details / Jupiter [stet] (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1512. 25.32 grams. Very broad flan (extends past design on pillars side) with minimal corrosion but minor doubling, the full waves particularly bold, showing all three dates and mintmarks and assayers and nearly full king’s name, lightly toned, hairline edge-split. NGC #6680042-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

287. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658 E, pomegranate above cross, ex-ROBCAR. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1520. 17.18 grams. Round and thin from corrosion but with nice full cross and nearly full pillars-and-waves, two dates and parts of all three mintmarks and assayers, lightly toned in crevices. With original ROBCAR tag and certificate M090220. Estimate: $200-$300.

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288. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679 C, ex-ROBCAR. S-P38; KM-26; Cal-714. 19.98 grams. Good full cross and bold full pillars with prominent assayer and date, moderately corroded but nicely toned, one large edge-split. With original ROBCAR tag and certificate M090238. Estimate: $250-$375.

290. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679 V. S-P39; KM-26; Cal-716. 20.21 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves (with flat spots), corroded full cross, clear date, two assayers and three mintmarks, nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

289. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679 V/C, ex-ROBCAR. S-P39; KM-26; Cal-715. 20.26 grams. Broad flan but corroded as usual, with full but doubled cross and pillars-and-waves, two dates and mintmarks, the over-assayer weak but certain (tag says N/V and certificate says C), toned in crevices. With original ROBCAR tag and certificate M090275. Estimate: $200-$300.

291. Clump of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R (Philip IV and Charles II), encrusted as found. 8.12 grams total. Three small cobs in a fallen stack with much tan encrustation in between, one with barely visible date 1677 but the others too worn to read. With original ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate M100430. Estimate: $250-$375.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

292. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1671 G, very rare. S-M20; KM46; Cal-631. 20.73 grams. Odd-shaped flan, a bit thin from corrosion but with fairly clear oMG and 71 of date, most of shield and cross, toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England

293. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, ex-Sotheby’s. KM-39. 7.54 grams. Very dark and thin from corrosion (five-sided flan) with some of cross and shield visible but nothing else, desirable original-auction pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sotheby & Co. Association auction of January 1970, with original lot-tag 161 (group lot). Estimate: $200-$300.

294. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, Charles II, 1671. Sp-3366; KM-428.5. 14.65 grams. Choice full VF details including edge and rims (only slight evidence of oxidation), also lightly toned, clearly one of the better examples from this wreck. With photo-certificate from the salvor and vintage postcard. Estimate: $200-$300.

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295. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, William III, 1700. Sp-3494; KM-492.2. 14.67 grams. Sharp full AU details (with luster, even) with minimal evidence of corrosion, silvery surfaces but a premium example from this wreck to be sure. With photo-certificate from the salvor and vintage postcard. Estimate: $200-$300.

296. Clump of at least four coins (two cob 8R and two English sixpences) in heavy matrix (as found). 217 grams, approximately 3-3/4” x 2” x 2”. An impressively massive hunk of orange-brown concretion with coins embedded at all angles, the complete cross-side of a Lima 8R showing on one side and part of the pillars side of another with bold date 1701 on top, the sixpences at bottom and top with only parts of the kings’ busts (William III and Charles II) visible, all the coins a bit silvery from spot cleaning but the whole piece very solid and dense (possibly containing other coins or objects inside). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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

297. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711.

KM-83.1. 31.48 grams. Solid XF details with minimal corrosion, lightly toned all over, the date particularly bold, also full rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

298. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711.

KM-83.1. 31.87 grams. Deeply toned all over but with minimal corrosion over XF details, nearly full rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

Mexico 8R

299. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714 J, small shield style. S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 24.90 grams. Off-center obverse with full and well-detailed crown above small shield, right half of final digit 4 of date visible, full and well-centered cross, minimal corrosion, patchy dark toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

302. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, new style obverse (1714-5). S-M22; KM-47. 25.32 grams. Broad flan with extensive peripheral flatness but clear assayer J and center of (new style) shield, light surface corrosion, patchy toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

300. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, small shield style (1714), ex-Mel Fisher. S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 22.91 grams. Full but weak oMJ to left of small shield (corroded), bold cross (old style), solid overall with patchy toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

303. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Mel Fisher. S-M22; KM-47. 25.44 grams. Very broad flan with peripheral flatness, full (weak) oMJ, most of shield and cross, minimal corrosion but some weird fissures, mostly brown-toned with patches of black. With original (small, generic) certificate hand-signed by Mel Fisher plus photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

301. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, new style obverse and reverse (1714-5). S-M22; KM-47. 25.49 grams. Odd-shaped flan with two sharp points and a shallow natural lacuna on each side, well-detailed partial shield and cross with much peripheral flatness but no corrosion at all, deeply toned. With certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

304. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-47. 25.63 grams. Broad and solid flan with full oMJ and partial date 171(?), nearly full cross but peripherally flat, minimal corrosion, toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

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305. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, double-struck reverse (rare). S-M22; KM-47. 23.96 grams. Full oMJ to left of most of shield, nearly full cross that appears twice due to doubling (unusual for this type), some corrosion, richly toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

307. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.17 grams. Solid, full-weight flan (no corrosion) with nearly full shield and cross but flat peripheries, small patches of toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

306. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J), new style obverse (1714-5). S-M22; KM-47. 26.00 grams. Nearly full shield and crown (new style) and cross (old style), deeply toned, minimal surface corrosion. With certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico 4R

308. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 21.65 grams. Broad flan but thin from corrosion, with nearly full shield and cross, lightly toned (a few dark spots). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

309. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1712 (J), rare. S-M22; KM-40; Cal-1082. 11.71 grams. Very odd shape, with bold full 12 of date, most of shield and cross, corrosion only near edge on reverse, nicely toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

310. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer J, new style obverse and reverse (1714-5). S-M22; KM-40. 12.09 grams. Totally corrosion-free but mostly flat (as made), yet with very bold full oMJ and partial date 171(4 or 5), attractively toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

311. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-40. 12.93 grams. Solid and lightly gunmetal-toned but with much flatness, minimal surface corrosion. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico 1R

312. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 12.18 grams. Oblong flan with aligned axes, nearly full cross and most of shield, very light surface corrosion and toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

313. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1712 (J), rare. S-M22; KM-30; Cal-477. 3.11 grams. Cute little “cabo de barra” flan (oval bar-end with one straight cut), solid and uncorroded, also richly toned, bold full 12 of date (penultimate digit looks like a 7). Estimate: $200-$300.

Clumps and “Greenies”

314. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Mel Fisher. KM-47. 25.26 grams total. Odd triangular shape, rather solid but with little detail peeking through the cocoon of dark oxidation tinged with white and green encrustation. With original (small, generic) certificate hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $250-$375.

316. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 24.80 grams. Long and narrow flan with no details visible as completely cocooned in orange, white and green encrustation, a neat little display. Estimate: $200-$300.

315. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. KM-47. 26.93 grams total. Solid and squarish flan with ring of green encrustation around nearly full shield, the cross side with similar encrustation in center, otherwise dark. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile Auction of December 2019, lot 25), with photo-certificate (group lot). Estimate: $250-$375.

317. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-40. 14.93 grams total. Most of shield exposed (toned) but the rest of the coin thickly encrusted with gray-white encrustation tinged with green and orange. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

318. Original promotional set of twelve coins, in original case, including: Utrecht, Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724; two Spanish Netherlands portrait ducatoons of Philip IV (one dated 1661); three Mexican silver cobs of Philip V (two 8R and one 4R); and six Holland double stuivers of 1724. Case: 12” x 9”. Popular promotional item from 1981 (Calhoun Collectors Society, Inc.) featuring a choice Mint State gold ducat and a cross-section of worn silver coins from the wreck, along with a guide on the back of the certificate (number 62) that explains each type and notes that uncleaned examples were included to show what they look like as recovered, the case in good shape. With book Akerendam: The Story of the Runde Treasure (1979), by Bjørn Rønning. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

319. France (Bordeaux mint), gold louis d’or mirliton, Louis XV, 1724-K, NGC MS 62 / Le Chameau (Shipwreck Blue Label), finest and only example in NGC census. Gad-339; Fr-459; KM-470.10. Choice strike (no adjustment marks or weakness) and strong luster, also nearly full rims, very rare and desirable as a straight-grade MS example, and in fact the only such piece known for this mint and date. NGC #5958105-013. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

320. France (Bordeaux mint), gold louis d’or mirliton, Louis XV, 1725-K, with palm branches, NGC UNC details / Le Chameau (Shipwreck Blue Label). Gad-339; Fr-459; KM-470.10. Bold strike with nice luster all over, faint adjustment marks on bust and heavier adjustment at top-right of crown on reverse, this date listed as rare in Gadoury. NGC #6062275-003. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

321. France (Limoges mint), gold louis d’or mirliton, Louis XV, 1725-I, with palm branches, very rare, NGC UNC details / Le Chameau (Shipwreck Blue Label), exFord. Gad-339; Fr-459; KM-470.09. Very rare mint/date combination (R3 in Gadoury), first example we have seen besides the next lot, with choice bold and full details and lovely rainbow coloration on reverse from its time under the sea, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the John J. Ford, Jr collection. (Stack’s auction of January 2006, lot 453), stated on label. NGC #6057757-010. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

322. France (Limoges mint), gold louis d’or mirliton, Louis XV, 1725-I, with palm branches, very rare, NGC UNC details / Le Chameau (Shipwreck Blue Label). Gad339; Fr-459; KM-470.09. Bold strike with nice but muted luster, interesting flan porosity (as made), very rare mint/date combination (per previous lot) that by our records has not come to auction since Ford in 2006. NGC #6062275-002. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

323. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales “blackie” (thickly oxidized, as found), probably Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 27.81 grams total. A thick chunk of puffy black oxidation weighing enough to contain an 8 reales (with a small piece of its thin edge exposed), one side with a patch of gray-white encrustation. From the Capitana El Rubi, found by Art McKee. Estimate: $200-$300.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

324. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 65 / Vliegenthart (Shipwreck Blue Label). KM-12.2; Fr-250. 3.48 grams. Superb strike with brilliant, mirrorlike luster throughout, a few spots of red toning, typically slightly wavy, among the top 10% of graded specimens known. NGC #6062281-018. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

325. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC UNC details / Vliegenthart. KM-12.2; Fr-250. Brilliant luster and choice details but with light surface polishing that NGC deems to be saltwater damage. NGC #6342560-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

326. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 62 / Vliegenthart (Shipwreck Blue Label). KM-7.1; Fr-284. 3.41 grams. Choice full central details with much luster, small natural void in edge. NGC #6342240-009. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

327. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 62 / Vliegenthart (Shipwreck Blue Label). KM-7.1; Fr-284. 3.49 grams. Full details with muted luster, typical MS example from this wreck. NGC #6342240-010. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

328. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, in original promotional holder. KM-93.2; Fr-295. 6-3/4” x 3-3/4” x 1” (entire box). Typically lustrous and well-struck Mint State with a few light marks and a hint of the usual waviness, very flashy. Housed in original plastic holder and clamshell box with small certificate from the salvor (John Rose) with handwritten note stating only 60 available. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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329. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1733/2 F. S-M26; KM-40a; Cal-1097. 13.59 grams. Solid and uncorroded but with much flatness, 100% full date (rare thus, especially with a clear 3/2) and mintmark, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $350-$500.

330. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1733/2 F. S-M26; KM-40a; Cal-1097. 12.16 grams. Good full cross, bold full oMF and reasonably clear date despite corrosive wear, darkly toned. With generic certificate from the salvors plus pouch and 1988 credit card receipt from Artifacts Ltd in Cayman. Estimate: $250-$375.

331. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1733. KM-80; Dav-1829. 31.85 grams. Full UNC details with nice luster, but with traces of surface corrosion all over (more so on one area near edge), the knight-on-horse particularly sharp. Estimate: $200-$300.

332. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734. KM-80; Dav-1829. 31.90 grams. Full AU details with dark, contrasting oxidation around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

333. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734 MF, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.34; KM-103; Cal-1442. 26.37 grams. Rather choice example with 100% full and sharp UNC details (and full rims), well centered and well struck, lightly but evenly toned over matte fields that are ever-so-slightly oxidized, one of the best we have seen from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (Sedwick Auction 28, with original lot-tag 316) and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2007, with original lot-tag 967 and generic certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $300-$450.

334.

City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737

KM-103; Cal-1446. 24.87

and re-toned, with bold XF details despite light surface corrosion, small flan. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico MF. Yonaka-M8.37; grams. Brightly polished 335. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738 MF. Yonaka-M8.38; KM-103; Cal-1449. 25.42 grams. Lightly corroded and polished, with some areas of dark oxidation, XF details. Estimate: $200-$300.

Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England

336. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733 MF. S-M28; KM-48; Cal-1431. 25.99 grams. Typically choice full shield and cross (XF details) with much legend including king’s ordinal V and bottom half of date, very light surface corrosion and some toning in crevices, a couple old gouges on reverse, popular type. With photo-certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

339. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740

KM-103; Cal-1456. 26.00 grams. UNC details with very light surface corrosion and a few small marks, lightly toned (a few dark areas). Estimate: $200-$300.

337. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733 F. Yonaka-M8.33A; KM-103; Cal-1438. 25.61 grams. Sharp UNC details but with light surface corrosion all over, lightly toned, incomplete rims (as made), scarce second year of type. With photo-certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

338. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739

(Shipwreck

Yonaka-M8.39; KM-103; Cal-1453. Very sharp details (fully UNC in our opinion) with areas of original luster, light surface corrosion only, spotty toning. NGC #6502995-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

340.

United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742. KM-80; Dav-1830. 32.19 grams. UNC details with some pristine surfaces (muted luster), minimal spots of oxidation (localized), very lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Bold AU details, slightly off-center strike, minimal surface corrosion, very lightly toned. Estimate: $200$300.

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MF, NGC AU details / Hollandia Blue Label). MF. Yonaka-M8.40; Overijssel, 341. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742. KM-80; Dav-1830. grams.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

342. Clump of five cobs of Lima and Potosí (one 4R, two 2R and two 1R), with small debris. 25.18 grams total. A compact stack of somewhat thin cobs that are at least identifiable by mint (the 4R is Potosí but the rest appear to be Lima), dark in tone with nearly all encrustation removed except for tiny pebbles and shell-bits in between the coins. Pedigreed to Sedwick Auction 3, with original lot-tag 266. Estimate: $400-$600.

St. Geran, sunk in 1744 off Mauritius, east of Africa

343. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740 MF.

Yonaka-M8.40; KM-103; Cal-1456. 26.29 grams. Bold AU details, nicely toned over lightly oxidized surfaces (a few hairline scratches), scarce and desirable provenance. With Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $300-$450.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

344. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741 MF. Yonaka-M8.41; KM-103; Cal-1458. 25.30 grams. Typically attractively toned over mostly pristine surfaces (minimal corrosion except for a couple peripheral spots of deeper loss), AU details with slight central weakness (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

345. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741 MF. Yonaka-M8.41; KM-103; Cal-1458. 25.72 grams. Dark gunmetal toning over full AU details with only light pitting here and there. With small, original (generic) certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $200-$300.

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346. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750 J, NGC AU 58 / La Luz (Shipwreck Blue Label). Cal-822; KM-3; Fr-5. Exceptional full rims and rather decent interior strike (less central weakness than usual for this first date of type), also much luster for the grade, which was probably assessed based on some light surface hairlines in fields. With photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Val y Mexia Collection (stated on label). NGC #6498548-002. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

347. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751 J, PCGS AU58 / La Luz. Cal-824; KM-3: Fr-5. Choice full strike (no central weakness) and lustrous fields, with lovely streak of rainbow toning on bottom half of obverse, a few light scratches in front of face that must be why this coin was not given a full MS grade. With photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Val y Mexia Collection (stated on label). PCGS #496115. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

348. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1749 J, NGC AU 53 / La Luz (Shipwreck Blue Label). Cal-740; KM-2; Fr-6. 13.45 grams. Strong luster for the grade, as the coin is probably technically UNC but with marks and wear from salvage (also centrally weakly struck), nice rims. With photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Val y Mexia Collection (stated on label). NGC #6507841001. Estimate: $3,000-$2,000.

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Montevideo,
Luz, sunk in 1752 off
Uruguay

349. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5 J, NGC MS 60 / La Luz (Shipwreck Blue Label). Cal-742; KM-2; Fr-6. Full rims, the fields somewhat matte but with luster (and spots of dark brown encrustation) in legends, typical weak strike in centers. With photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Val y Mexia Collection (stated on label). NGC #6498548-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

350. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1736 E. S-P46; KM-30a; Cal-1190. 11.50 grams. Typically chunky flan with ragged edge (as made), bold full cross and pillars-and-waves, three dates and two assayers, darkly toned, minimal corrosion but some old scratches. With original photo-certificate from Uruguay. Estimate: $250-$375.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

351. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739 MF. YonakaM8.39; KM-103; Cal-787. 25.83 grams. Bold AU details with deep toning all over (black with traces of brown), minimal surface corrosion, heavy old scratch on waves. With original (generic) certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $250-$375.

Count Ernst Schimmelmann , sunk in 1781 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

352. Sweden, copper “plate money” 2 daler, Adolf Frederick, 1753. KM-PM73. 1247 grams, 8” x 7”. Five very bold circular stamps showing denomination (center one) and crowned king’s monogram above date (corner ones), all in a nice chocolate brown color with some corrosion in one corner and on back, rare wreck. Pedigreed to Sedwick Auction 5, with original lot-tag 581, and with original Arqueonautas certificate MAI-010/99/20271. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana

353. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783 FF, NGC Genuine (El Cazador Brown Label). Yonaka-M8-83; KM-106.2; Cal-1124. Choice example with bold full AU details and light golden toning, some corrosion at obverse rim. NGC #6502992-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

354. Large clump of 32 Spanish colonial 8 reales, encrusted as found. 838 grams total, 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 2”. A very heavy and dense clump of coins tightly fused together in two leaning stacks with two smaller stacks and a couple singletons coming in at odd angles, the silver all dark but bearing orange and green encrustation on exposed parts, all the flat surfaces well worn but with clear Charles III bust and partial date 1783 on one, a perfect paperweight and conversation piece. With photo-certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England

355. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664 E, NGC XF details / Piedmont (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1528. 26.47 grams. Broad flan with minimal surface corrosion but very darkly toned all over, full pillars-and-waves with two dates, good full crosslions-castles, three assayers and mintmarks. NGC #6680042-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

356. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1672 E, NGC XF details / Piedmont (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-703. 25.14 grams. Bold full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, very darkly toned but minimal surface corrosion, small edge-split. NGC #6680042-014. Estimate: $400-$600.

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357. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679 C, NGC XF details / Piedmont (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P38; KM-26; Cal-714. 26.63 grams. Very little corrosion but much flatness and darkly toned all over, the mintmark and assayer and date all very clear on pillars side, with second date below cross. NGC #6680430-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1694 VR, NGC VF details / Piedmont (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P40; KM-26; Cal-737. 26.80 grams. Minimal corrosion but somewhat weak strike, still with three dates and mintmarks, darkly toned all over. NGC #6680042-013. Estimate: $400-$600.

359. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1668 PoRS, denomination to left, rare, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. RestrepoM62.4; S-B7a; KM-12; Cal-751. 24.83 grams. Bold full pillars (doubled on left) with very bold mintmark NRo in center, full and clear date to right and certain assayer to left, also full shield (weak at bottom) with full denomination VIII to left, one edge-split, minimal surface corrosion but typically darkly toned, wreck name not mentioned on label. NGC #5779586-006. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Fame, sunk in 1822 off South Africa

360. English East India Co. (Madras Presidency), gold mohur, (1819). KM-421; Fr-1587. 11.66 grams. Lustrous UNC with minor marks from salvage but nothing distracting, bright yellow gold, scarce provenance. Pedigreed to Sedwick Auction 5, with original lot-tag 69, also with original roundel signed by the Past President of the South African Numismatic Society. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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S.B. Pulaski, sunk in 1838 off North Carolina

361. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1835 OM, NGC shipwreck effect / SB Pulaski, very rare provenance. DP-Zs15; KM-377.13. This is the first item we have ever offered from this wreck, discovered and salvaged in 2018. The steam packet Pulaski, carrying 187 passengers and crew, left the port of Charleston, South Carolina on June 14, 1838, bound for Baltimore, Maryland. Around 11 PM that night, off the coast of North Carolina, the starboard boiler exploded. Some were killed in the blast, others were lost as the ship quickly went down; around 59 survivors were saved. Unlike the other larger US shipwreck recoveries, where big quantities of coins from commercial shipments were recovered, coins from the Steamboat Pulaski were wholly passenger and crew “pocket change.” The find uncovered Mint State US gold coins, a number of US silver coins (mostly half dollars), and many foreign coins that were US legal tender at the time, like this one. Although no census has been published for the total recovery, the scarcity of Pulaski coins on the market suggests that it ranks among the top in terms of rarity of US shipwreck coin finds and is also one of the earliest US wrecks to be salvaged. This is apparently the only Zacatecas-mint cap-and-rays 8 reales recovered from the wreck. Though minor saltwater corrosion precludes any adjectival grade by NGC, the sharpness of details and significant luster on the reverse suggest an About Uncirculated grade in our opinion. NGC #2085214-009. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico

362. USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bust half dollar, 1828, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS New York. Our first time offering this design from the SS New York. Like the prior lot, the coins recovered from the SS New York were held by passengers and crew members aboard. Though the saltwater corrosion is readily apparent, ample detail remains with a bold date, complete eagle, and even LIBERTY fully visible; the quality of this piece is above average for coins from the SS New York. NGC #1970769-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

363. USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bust half dollar, 1838, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS New York. Significant surface corrosion yet still possessing a full Liberty bust and clear date, our first time offering this type from this wreck (along with the previous lot). NGC #1214867-067. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

364. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 Coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1857-S, bold 7, faint S, PCGS UNC details / environmental damage, with pinch of gold. Mint State double eagle with sharp details and bright surfaces save for a patch of matte staining from its time spent underwater. Though the 1857-S is the most prevalent date among double eagles from the SS Central America, its number of die varieties (at least eight significant types) allow for variation when collecting. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35637205. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

365. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 Coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1857-S, bold 7, faint S, PCGS UNC details / environmental damage, with pinch of gold. A similar Mint State coin to the prior lot (including the same die variety) with the same matte staining though less prominent and confined to the obverse only. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35637208. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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366. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold $10 Coronet Liberty “eagle,” 1840, PCGS AU 55, with pinch of gold, only example recovered from the wreck, Bowers-Manley Plate. Not only is this the only 1840 eagle recovered from the “Ship of Gold,” it’s also the earliest date among the small group of $10 pieces found. Accordingly, this coin is the plate piece for the type in America’s Greatest Treasure Ship: The SS Central America, The Second Treasure-Finding Journey by Q. David Bowers and Dwight Manley. The pale gold surfaces bear light circulation friction for its grade while both sides possess sharp design definition from its high-quality striking. The eagle’s shield retains an orange-golden hue from toning. Plated on page 148 of America’s Greatest Treasure Ship: The SS Central America, The Second Treasure-Finding Journey by Q. David Bowers and Dwight Manley (2019). Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #34758236. Estimate: $3,000-$6,000.

367. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold $5 Classic Liberty “half eagle,” 1834, plain 4, PCGS XF 45, with pinch of gold. First year of the “Classic Head” design by Philadelphia Mint’s Chief Engraver William Kneass in response to the Act of June 28, 1834, which reduced the weight and composition of gold coinage. Also, this is the earliest date among half eagles found on the SS Central America. Circulation wear on the high points yet with plentiful detail throughout, pale gold surfaces as is typical with gold coins from the wreck. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #34758219. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

368. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $3 Indian Princess, 1856-S, PCGS XF 45, with pinch of gold. A popular and rare denomination in all regards, let alone from the SS Central America! This $3 piece saw minor circulation in the months preceding the wreck, though the outer legends and wreath retain sharp details. Its pale golden fields retain plenty of luster. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label handsigned by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35445761. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

369. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold $2-1/2 Classic Liberty “quarter eagle,” 1836, script 8, PCGS VF 30, with pinch of gold. One of just five examples of this type recovered during the 2014 Expedition to the SS Central America Fairly circulated yet retaining ample detail in Liberty’s hair curls and across the eagle, with rich and bright golden surfaces all over. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35329734. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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370. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold $1 Coronet Liberty, 1853, PCGS MS 61, with pinch of gold. A pleasing gold dollar with wholly original surfaces and luster despite its 157 years underwater; hints of pink gold toning around the design. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35669404. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

371. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold $1 Indian Princess (Type II), 1855, PCGS AU 58 (“top pop”), with pinch of gold. Tied with seven others for finest known from the SS Central America in the PCGS census. Second year of issue for this three year type (and the final year from the Philadelphia Mint); pale golden luster throughout, marks in the fields from circulation but otherwise sharply detailed. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35445807. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

373. USA (San Francisco Mint), 25 cents Seated Liberty, 1856-S/S, large S over small S, PCGS VF 25, with pinch of gold. Briggs-4-E; FS-501. Only six examples of this rare die variety were recovered from the SS Central America during the 2014 expedition (of an overall 35-50 surviving pieces with this variety estimated by Briggs, shipwreck or not). This die error occurred when a Mint employee accidentally used an S mintmark punch made for a dime, then “corrected” the error by repunching with the quarter-sized mintmark. This example evidently saw some circulation prior to sinking, although many details, particularly across the eagle, are quite sharp. The surfaces, untouched by saltwater corrosion, are quite silvery, with only a hint of brown toning across Liberty. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box. PCGS #38277450. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

372. USA (San Francisco Mint), 50 cents Seated Liberty, 1856-S, PCGS AU 55 (“top pop”), with pinch of gold. Tied with just five others for finest known from the SS Central America in the PCGS census. This is a “Wow!” coin in hand, exhibiting deep gunmetal-gray toning throughout over lustrous surfaces, fully detailed with minimal evidence of circulation, only a few small deposits on the reverse to indicate its 157 years at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box. PCGS #38277453. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

374. USA (New Orleans Mint), 10 cents Seated Liberty, 1856-O, PCGS AU 55, with pinch of gold. Unlike the two preceding denominations, almost all dimes from the 2014 SS Central America Expedition came from the Philadelphia or New Orleans Mints. Only a single San Franciscominted dime was recovered, due to a comparatively small mintage (70,000) in 1856, the first year of production at the San Francisco Mint, and none in 1857. This New Orleans-struck dime shows off little in the way of circulation wear and at first glance appears Mint State; its surfaces are lustrous and silvery with faint umber toning around the stars. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box (corners slightly bruised). PCGS #36698103. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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375. USA (Philadelphia Mint), round California gold 50 cents token, 1853, PCGS AU 58, with pinch of gold. BG-430. What coin type can be more iconic coming from the Ship of Gold than an example of the privately-minted California gold tokens that came about due to the Gold Rush? The 2014 Expedition recovered just over a hundred pieces of California gold tokens; this piece is one of just five for the type recovered from the SS Central America. Substantially lustrous, particularly seen on the reverse, with only minor surface friction to indicate any circulation. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35446556. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

376. USA (Philadelphia Mint), gold octagonal 1/4 dollar token, 1856, PCGS MS 63+ Prooflike, with pinch of gold. BG-111. A spectacular prooflike example of a California gold token in a popular and unusual octagonal shape, looking just like the day it was made! Only 17 examples of this BG-111 type were recovered during the 2014 SS Central America Expedition; of that number, 14 were designated by PCGS as prooflike and all were graded Mint State, indicating some hoarding and lack of circulation amongst these later California gold types. The proof fields of this coin contrast with a slight frostiness to the design, and the surfaces have an even, buttery golden color. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35493507. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

377. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1854, WW incuse, PCGS AU detail / scratch, with pinch of gold. Sp-3852D; KM-736.1; Fr-387e. Of the 82 foreign gold coins found aboard the SS Central America, exactly half came from Great Britain, indicating the close commerce ties between the two countries in the 1850s. This sovereign would have been legal tender in the United States in 1857, but only through February 21 of that year, when the passage of the Coinage Act of 1857 put a stop to foreign coins in circulation. These coins still contained good gold though, so merchants and gold speculators could hoard them until they had a chance to convert them to US gold coins. This sovereign has almost Mint State details with just some minor friction and a light obverse scratch to denote the grade, some patchy tan staining covering much of its otherwise lustrous surfaces. Housed in a special PCGS slab with a pinch of gold (about 1.5 grams) from the shipwreck, the label hand-signed by chief scientist Bob Evans, also with promotional cardboard box and certificate from PCGS. PCGS #35474743. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

378. Great Britain (London, England), gold 1/2 sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1846, PCGS VG10 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold. Sp-3859; KM-735.1; Fr-389b. One of just two 1846 half sovereigns recovered during the 2014 Expedition. Interesting earlier date from this wreck with heavy circulation wear yet problem-free. Housed in special plastic holder containing a tag hand-signed by Bob Evans. PCGS #35474676. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

379. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1853, PCGS certified / SS Cen-

AU surfaces with only a few spots of corrosion to mark its time underwater, rich blue speckles of toning around the legends. Much nicer than usually encountered for the type from the SS Central America. Housed in a promotional wooden box. PCGS Estimate: $500-$750.

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tral America Treasure. KM-129. Lustrous 380. Santiago, Chile, 50 centavos, 1853, PCGS certified / SS Central America Treasure. KM-128. Around AU with sharp design details, subdued luster throughout with spots of saltwater corrosion. Housed in a promotional wooden box. PCGS Estimate: $300-$450.

S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

381. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1853, with arrows and rays, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Popular and scarce type from the SS Republic with just 403 Philadelphia-minted 1853 halves found; in comparison, 829 New Orleans-struck 1853 halves were recovered. About AU with bright lustrous surfaces and no significant corrosion. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6588058-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

384. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855-O, with arrows, NGC Shipwreck / SS Republic label. KM-A68. AU (or thereabouts) with plenty of luster, small gouge on reverse. With classic SS Republic label. NGC #1795840-037. Estimate: $300-$450.

382. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1853-O, with arrows and rays, WB-11, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Popular design from this wreck. XF with some corrosion around the edges yet brilliant luster preserved, interesting significant die-crack emanating from Liberty’s foot (die WB-11, R.3). With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

385. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855-O, with arrows, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Sharply detailed AU with matte surfaces from light saltwater corrosion, spots of original mint luster showing through on the reverse. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-091. Estimate: $250-$375.

383. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1854-O, with arrows, WB-51, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Circulated AXF yet still lustrous, with thick diecrack off eagle’s left wing (die WB-51, R.3). With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-063. Estimate: $250-$375.

386. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1856-O, repunched date, WB-9, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Bright, almost Mint State half dollar with most original luster remaining, just a small area of faint corrosion on the obverse to mark its time underwater. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-026. Estimate: $250-$375.

387. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1857, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. AXF with some dark spots but not a lot of corrosion, a very scarce Philly date from this wreck (257 examples reported recovered in the SS Republic census by Q. David Bowers). With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-032. Estimate: $250-$375.

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388. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1857-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Evidently a high-grade piece (AU or better) with sharp details, minor surface corrosion throughout. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-039. Estimate: $250-$375.

392. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Mint State with matte, saltwater-corroded surfaces. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-232. Estimate: $250-$375.

389. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1858-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Fantastic Mint State detail with much mint luster, a few minor areas of light corrosion. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6580348-119. Estimate: $250-$375.

393. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1861, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Scarce type from the SS Republic with 599 examples reported in the coin census. Bright Mint State coin with some errant old scrapes on the reverse, faint surface corrosion. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6588058-220. Estimate: $250-$375.

390. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1859, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. The 1859 Philadelphia halves are particularly tough from the SS Republic; Q. David Bowers noted just 101 examples recovered in the coin census. Bright AU coin with no corrosion to note. With classic SS Republic label. NGC #1799188-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

394. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1861-O, Confederate States issue (die W-13), NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. Very popular type from the wreck having been struck at the New Orleans Mint by the Confederate States of America around April 1861 until the captured supply of Federal silver ran out. Slabbed with a special Confederate States battle flag NGC label. Mint State or nearly so with plentiful luster throughout and no evident corrosion. With classic SS Republic Confederate States Issue label. NGC #1830274-060. Estimate: $600-$900.

391. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1859-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic. KM-A68. AU with nice, lustrous fields showing very little corrosion, faint umber toning on the obverse. With new SS Republic label. NGC #6588058-153. Estimate: $250-$375.

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395. Clump of six USA Seated Liberty half dollars, very rare. KM-A68. 79.46 grams total; approx. 1-3/4” x 1-3/8” x 3/4”. A tight stack of coins with thick orange encrustation around the edges but entire obverse of top coin exposed (dark) showing the date 1858, with exposed bottom coin (also dark) showing mintmark O for New Orleans, one of very few coin clumps from this wreck left intact and not separated into individual coins. Estimate: $1,250-up.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre

396. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1869, die 12, NGC MS 62 / Douro (Shipwreck Blue Label). Sp-3853; KM-736.2; Fr-387i. Mint State with ample golden luster throughout, very minor bagmarking on the obverse for the grade. With original cardstock flyer from The Douro Cargo (Spink auction of November 1996). NGC #6508422-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

“Manila Bay treasure,” dumped off the Philippines in 1942

397. Philippines (under US administration), 1 peso, 1936, Murphy and Quezon. KM-178. 19.72 grams. Rare type from the Manila Bay “treasure” (a hoard of silver pesos and 50 centavos plus a few bronze medals from the Philippines’ treasury dumped into Manila Bay in early 1942 as the invading Japanese Imperial army approached the capital). Very few Murphy-Quezon pesos have been recovered from the bay, much less any in as good of a condition as this example. Fully detailed and silvery AU/Mint State with spots of surface porosity, some cleaning marks on the reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Nantucket, Massachusetts

398. USA, $1 silver certificate star note, series 1935E*, serial 23517826E, PCGS Currency Grade A. Fr-1613N, KL-1456. An impressive rarity from this wreck as a fully intact star note with the highest grade, Grade A, PCGS Currency assigned to the Andrea Doria notes they certified! Pre-sinking circulation wear is noted yet its design is full and bold with just a touch of oceanwater staining around the edges. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvor’s certificate and promotional DVD entitled “S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure.” PCGS Currency #80019479. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

399. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935E, serial E69721971H, Priest-Humphrey, PCGS Currency Grade B, with display box, COA, and DVD. Fr-1613N, KL-1456. Better quality than typically encountered for a Grade B note from this wreck, with some pre-sinking circulation folds (VF in terms of grade) and some post-sinking edge degradation and staining mostly confined to the margins, bold ink and good paper quality and color. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvor’s certificate and promotional DVD entitled “S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure.” PCGS #80018041. Estimate: $250-$375.

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400. Framed set of three Andrea Doria banknotes with certificate: USA series 1935E silver certificate; Italian 1,000 and 100 lira. After Gimbel’s recovery of the Andrea Doria safe in 1981, its contents of Italian lire and US silver certificates were professionally conserved and made available for sale. However, a select group of notes were assembled into unique framed sets and were given to universities and museums for display. Over the years, a few of these rare sets have entered the market; this is the first example we have handled. This framed set consists of (from top to bottom): a US $1 silver certificate, series 1935E, serial U92216834H; an Italian 100 lire, 14-8-1947, serial N165 017090; and an Italian 100 lire, date and serial number not visible (presumed 1947-dated). The silver certificate and 1000 lire are high grade and have only minimal edge damage and staining; the 100 lire is fairly seaworn. Additional shipping costs will apply to this item; please contact us in advance for a shipping quote. With The Doria Project certificate mounted on the back of the frame. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Mexico Silver Cobs

Selections from the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

401. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, NGC AU details / cleaned. Nesmith-50 for type; Cal-127; S-M5; KM-18. 13.62 grams. Typically round, struck on a large flan, unusual final stop on pillars side of double annulets and flower (Nesmith g) and desirable early CHAROLVS spelling, probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-005. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

403. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), NGC UNC details / environmental damage. Nesmith-50e type; Cal-127; S-M5; KM-18. 13.10 grams. Round with crisp, full legends and interiors (and an unusual three-dot stop in pillars legend, which is unlisted in Nesmith), some softness in the legends, probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

53. Nesmith-50c type; Cal-127; S-M5; KM-18. 13.56 grams. Handsome strike on a somewhat oversized planchet, with full legends and interiors, unusual three-dot stop in reverse legend (unlisted in Nesmith), probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

MS 61. Nesmith-46d type; Cal-128; S-M5; KM-18. 13.52 grams. Outstanding example struck on a large, round planchet, with very clear legends and interiors, attractive toning, terrific grade especially as probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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402. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), NGC AU 404. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M), NGC

405. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M), NGC MS 61. Nesmith-46c type; Cal-128; S-M5; KM-18. 13.36 grams. Another beautiful specimen with much luster and muted toning, crisply struck on a very large, round planchet, terrific grade especially as probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-002. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

408. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC AU 55, ex-Rumbel. Nesmith-82; Cal-136; S-M9; KM-18. 13.68 grams. Attractive gray toning over full legends and interiors, some small stress cracks in center of planchet on the pillars side, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label) and to the Henry Christensen Auction of October 1959 of the O.K. Rumbel collection, lot 447. Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-008. Estimate: $600-$900.

406. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M). Nesmith-46; Cal-128; S-M5; KM-18. 13.47 grams. Attractively toned XF, mostly round planchet, some jagged edges with full inner and outer details, a small gouge on pillars interior, probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. Estimate: $600-$900.

409. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC UNC details / environmental damage. Nesmith-82a; Cal-136; S-M9; KM-18. 13.61 grams. Rare variety (Nesmith had only seen one copy and this is the third we have cataloged), probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), hence the grade, nice and round with full legends and interiors, attractive gray toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

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“Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-G), motto as PLV-SoVL-TRA, rare, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-54a type; Cal-125; S-M5; KM-18. 13.54 grams. This variety (oM-G) rare (we’ve seen only four) and probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), nicely round on a large flan, with clear legends and interiors, unusual final stop on reverse of three annulets, light corrosion on shield side. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-006. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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AU 58. Nesmith-86a; Cal-135; S-M9; KM-18. 13.64 grams. Lots of contrast in toning making legends and interiors stand out, probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-010. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Mexico City, Mexico, reales, Charles-Joanna, 410. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark to (M-L), NGC

411. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC MS 62. Nesmith-86 type; Cal-135; S-M9; KM-18. 13.57 grams. Silverish toning, full legends and interiors, a few dark areas on shield side, high grade as probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-011.

Estimate: $800-$1,200.

412. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), NGC AU 53. Nesmith-90; Cal-135; S-M9; KM-18. 13.71 grams. Silver-toned with full legends and interiors, somewhat soft surfaces, with a notation on Hubbard’s envelope of “gua hoard coll” which indicates this coin may have been from a hoard of reportedly 3,000 silver Charles and Joanna and Philip II coins found in the summer of 1950 at the shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City behind an adobe wall on church property. This was just before Nesmith and Hubbard met in New York City by chance and contributed to Nesmith’s body of work published in 1955 (the hoard is mentioned on pages 4-5). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-012. Estimate: $600-$900.

414. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right (O-oM), NGC AU 50. Nesmith-106; Cal-139; S-M10; KM-18. 13.69 grams. Wellstruck legends with softer interiors, nice contrast, interesting notation on Hubbard’s envelope of “gua hoard coll” which indicates this coin may have been from a hoard of reportedly 3,000 silver Charles and Joanna and Philip II coins found in the summer of 1950 at the shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City behind an adobe wall on church property. This was just before Nesmith and Hubbard met in New York City by chance and contributed to Nesmith’s body of work published in 1955 (the hoard is mentioned on pages 4-5). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-014. Estimate: $600-$900.

413. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/O to left, mintmark oM to right (L/OoM), NGC AU 55. Nesmith-94; Cal-136; S-M9; KM-18. 13.63 grams. Clear over-assayer (not rare but interesting), uneven edges with planchet crack, still with full details. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-013. Estimate: $600-$900.

415. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), no annulets for stops in obverse legend, rare, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-110b type; Cal-138; S-M10; KM-18. 13.61 grams. Lots of honest wear with virtually full legends and interiors, darkly toned, an unusual shield-side legend without stops between words (unlisted in Nesmith and first we have seen). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-016. Estimate: $500-$750.

416. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), spelling error CAROLS in legend, rare, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-110; Cal-138; S-M10; KM-18. 13.75 grams. An unusual spelling of CAROLS in shield-side legend (Nesmith had seen this on one coin, this the first we have seen in this denomination), almost full legends and interiors, silvery shine, small edge-cracks visible on pillars side. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-015. Estimate: $600-$900.

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417. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, spelling error HISPANIARVN, rare, NGC AU 50. Nesmith-49a type; Cal-93; S-M5; KM-12. 6.80 grams. Unusual spelling error of HISPANIARVN in the pillars-side legend (second we have seen) and banner reading PLV-SVL-TRA (rarer than PLV-SVL-TR), almost full legends and interiors, lovely chocolate-brown toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-021. Estimate: $500-$750.

418. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, rare, NGC MS 63, (“top pop”). Nesmith-49; Cal-93; S-M5; KM-12. 6.84 grams. Bright, shiny and full of luster, tied with one other for top grade in NGC census for this mintmark-assayer arrangement, banner reading PLV-SVL-TRA (rarer than PLV-SVL-TR), full legends and interiors. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-023. Estimate: $500-$750.

419. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-49; Cal-93; S-M5; KM-12. 6.72 grams. Mottled toning with reddish sedimentation in crevices, virtually full legends and interiors, banner reading PLV-SVL-TRA (rarer than PLV-SV-TR). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-020. Estimate: $400-$600.

420. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), NGC AU details / stained. Nesmith-49c type; Cal-93; S-M5; KM-12. 6.81 grams. Virtually full legends and interiors, some dark spots on both sides, sedimentation in crevices. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-022. Estimate: $350-$500.

421. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M), rare, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-45c; Cal-94; S-M5; KM-12. 6.78 grams. Well rounded, attractive gray toning over virtually full legends and interiors. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-018. Estimate: $400-$600.

422. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M), NGC AU details / cleaned. Nesmith-45d type; Cal-94; S-M5; KM-12. 6.71 grams. Struck slightly off-center but with full legends and interiors, a few minor scratches on pillars interior, light gray toning with reddish sedimentation. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-019. Estimate: $350-$500.

423. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark oM to right (G-oM), rare, NGC AU 53. Nesmith-41 type; Cal-94; S-M5; KM-12. 6.81 grams. A rarer variety in general (G-oM), this specimen with almost full legends and interiors, dark toning overall with darker areas on pillars area. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

424. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), NGC XF details / scratched. Nesmith-73 type; Cal-100; S-M7; KM-12. 6.80 grams. Mottled dark toning over virtually full legends and interiors, soft centers with light scratches on pillars side. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-024. Estimate: $300-$450.

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425. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-81a type; Cal-102; S-M9; KM12. 6.75 grams. Rather flat, medium-gray toning, full legends and interiors, somewhat uneven edges, but solid grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-025. Estimate: $400-$600.

426. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-93 type; Cal-102; S-M9; KM-12. 6.73 grams. Interesting variety with virtually full legends and interiors, lovely rainbow toning, struck slightly off-center, Hubbard’s handwritten note says “unique obverse in late series 2 real C.J.” He said this because the flowers above the shield are different from other 2 reales, more likely seen in 1 reales (and even then not exactly like those)—a mysterious coin. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-032. Estimate: $400-$600.

427. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM), NGC AU 53. Nesmith-93; Cal-102; S-M9; KM-12. 6.79 grams. A nice specimen with lots of contrast, full legends and interiors, a spot of extra metal on shield-side legend. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-031. Estimate: $300-$450.

428. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-85; Cal-101; S-M9; KM-12. 6.90 grams. Almost full legends and interiors, lovely rainbow toning with yellow overtones, some uneven edges and a small crack at edge. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-026. Estimate: $300-$450.

429. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC AU 55. Nesmith 85a type; Cal-101; S-M9; KM-12. 6.75 grams. Deeply struck centers with full legends, attractive reddish sedimentation in crevices. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-027. Estimate: $300-$450.

430. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), NGC MS 61. Nesmith-89c type; Cal-101; S-M9; KM-12. 6.85 grams. Beautiful rainbow toning over strong strike with almost full legends and interiors, unusual legend error on shield side of CAROLVSET o IOHANA (unknown to Nesmith and only the second we have seen), banner spelling of PLV-SVL-TRA (rarer than PLV-SVL-TR), tied for second finest in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-029. Estimate: $400-$600.

431. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), NGC XF 45. Nesmith-89 for type; Cal-101; S-M9; KM-12. 6.71 grams. Dark toning over virtually full legends and interiors, with a small edge-crack, unusual LV-SVL-TR banner error (missing the P). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289030. Estimate: $300-$450.

432. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L/O), very rare, NGC AU 58. Nesmith-89b type; Cal-unlisted; S-M9; KM-unlisted. 6.11 grams. Struck slightly off-center so legends not quite full, important as showing alternations between L and O as assayers of the mint. Nesmith listed two copies seen of this over-assayer type and this is the second we have seen as well. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-028. Estimate: $400-$600.

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433. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right (O-oM), NGC MS 60. Nesmith-105 type; Cal-104; S-M10; KM-12. 6.94 grams. Brilliant mottled rainbow toning, almost full legends and interiors, lustrous and well struck, high grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-034. Estimate: $400-$600.

434. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark M to left (M-O), rare. Nesmith-101; Cal-103; S-M10; KM-12. 6.11 grams. Bright VF struck slightly off-center so legends not fully readable but interiors well defined, some corrosion on edges, M-O rarer than some of the other assayer-mint combinations. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. Estimate: $300-$450.

435. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), NGC MS 62. Nesmith-109 type; Cal-103; S-M10; KM-12. 6.81 grams. Very handsome strike and toning, full legends and interiors, a bit of metal between the pillars, tied with one other (see next lot) for second finest at NGC behind a single MS 63. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-035. Estimate: $400-$600.

436. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), NGC MS 62. Nesmith-109; Cal-103; S-M10; KM-12. 6.82 grams. Full legends and interiors, small planchet crack visible on both sides, tied with one other (see previous lot) for second finest at NGC behind a single MS 63. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-036. Estimate: $400-$600.

437. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer oG to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-oG), king’s name as CHAROLVS, NGC VF 35, very rare. Nesmith-36; Cal-65; S-M5; KM-9. 3.38 grams. Early issue from this assayer, the first assayer of the so-called “Late Series” and the only denomination known to exist with this particular mintmark-assayer combination of oM-oG, all with king’s spelling of CHAROLVS, with full legends and interiors on a nicely rounded large planchet, darkly toned, somewhat double-struck on pillars side. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507292-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

438. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, rare, NGC VF 30. Nesmith-52c; Cal-65; S-M5; KM-9. 3.30 grams. Another early rarity of this denomination and mintmark-assayer combination (oM-G), all with the king’s spelling of CHAROLVS, well centered and round with full legends and interiors, attractive rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507292-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

439. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer inverted G (very rare) to left, mintmark M to right (inverted G-M), rare, NGC AU details / reverse scratched. Nesmith-unl; Cal-unl; S-M5; KM-9. 3.32 grams. This interesting rarity of the assayer-G mark punched over an inverted G is found only in the 1 real denomination and was unknown to Nesmith (third example we have seen), with nice full legends and interiors, a scratch on the shield not affecting value and a much nicer example than the others we have seen. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-037. Estimate: $600-$900.

440. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R), rare, NGC AU 55. Nesmith-68b; Cal-70; S-M7; KM-9. 3.33 grams. Tied with one other for top grade in the NGC census for this mintmark-assayer arrangement, with full legends and interiors. While Nesmith thought assayer-R coins were very rare and cataloged few of them, we know they are not, at least in the 4 reales denomination (thanks to several salvaged shipwrecks), but minors are still not plentiful, especially M-R as we see here. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-038. Estimate: $350-$500.

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441. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R), NGC XF 45. Nesmith-68a type; Cal-70; S-M7; KM-9. 3.33 grams. Another somewhat scarce issue with full legends and interiors, softly struck. Interestingly, a notation on Hubbard’s envelope of “gua hoard coll” indicates this coin may have been from a hoard of reportedly 3,000 silver Charles and Joanna and Philip II coins found in the summer of 1950 at the shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City behind an adobe wall on church property. This was just before Nesmith and Hubbard met in New York City by chance and contributed to Nesmith’s body of work published in 1955 (the hoard is mentioned on pages 4-5). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-039. Estimate: $300-$450.

442. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-72; Cal-71; S-M7; KM-9. 3.40 grams. Tied with one other (Sedwick Auction 31 lot 468) for finest known in the NGC census, this specimen with full legends and interiors, somewhat softly struck, two small dark splotches on pillars interior. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-040. Estimate: $300-$450.

443. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), top of shield curved, NGC AU 58. Nesmith-56; Cal58; S-M6; KM-9. 3.39 grams. Strong, clear strike with full legends and interiors, the most abundant variety of 1 real from assayer A but the curved shield a curiosity only found in this denomination and for this assayer. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-041. Estimate: $300-$450.

444. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), NGC XF 45. Nesmith-56a; Cal-58; S-M6; KM-9. 3.32 grams. Full legends and interiors, somewhat softly struck, with dark toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-042. Estimate: $300-$450.

445. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark M to left (M-S), very rare, NGC AU details / environmental damage. Nesmith-76; Cal-67; S-M8; KM-9. 3.29 grams. A Charles-Joanna collection is not complete without coinage from the rarest “Late-Series” assayer S. This is the only mintmark-assayer combination (M-S) known to exist in this denomination. Interestingly, assayer-S coins were not found on the “Golden Fleece wreck.” This example is probably a land burial, hence the staining, but with full legends and interiors, bits of sedimentation on edges. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-043. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

446. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark M to left (M-S), very rare, NGC AU 58. Nesmith-76; Cal-67; S-M8; KM-9. 3.38 grams. Tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census and scarce as from the rarest of the “Late-Series” assayers, with full legends and interiors. This is the only mintmarkassayer combination (M-S) known to exist in this denomination. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-044. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

447. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC MS 63. Nesmith-80; Cal-72; S-M9; KM-9. 3.43 grams. Nicely struck with virtually full legends and interiors, sedimentation in crevices, some dark areas on edges. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507292-003. Estimate: $350-$500.

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448. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), NGC AU 53. Nesmith-80c; Cal-72; S-M9; KM-9. 3.42 grams. Lovely rainbow toning, almost full legends and somewhat softer interior strike. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507292-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

449. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC AU 53. Nesmith-84; Cal-72; S-M9; KM-9. 3.34 grams. While coins from this assayer are plentiful, Nesmith had seen only one of this particular variety and this specimen may be the very one since Hubbard purchased it in 1950, according to his handwritten note on the coin holder and noted “unique to RIN” (Robert I. Nesmith) who didn’t publish his book until later. Nicely struck, with full legends and interiors on a round planchet. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Charles-Joanna Coinage (stated on label). Accompanied by original tag or holder. NGC #6507289-045. Estimate: $300-$450.

Selections from the Clyde Hubbard Collection of Mexican Cobs

450. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, rosettes in obverse legend (very rare), NGC XF 45. S-M11; KM-43; Cal-661. 27.25 grams. Typically broad flan with lots of legend including a full PHILIPPVS II with unusual five-petal rosette ornaments (mentioned on label) flanking the ordinal (figure-8 spacers in reverse legend), choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, clear oMO to left and bold denomination roundtop 8 to right, richly and evenly old-toned all over, overall a super example of the first general-production dollar-sized coin of Mexico. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

451. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, pomegranates in obverse legend, reversed D in INDIARVM, NGC AU 55. S-M11; KM43; Cal-661. 27.44 grams. Nearly full legends with unusual pomegranates flanking the king’s ordinal II (figure-8 spacers in reverse legend, which also shows a backwards D in INDIARVM, not mentioned on label), full shield and cross, bold but doubled oMO, clear denomination round-top 8, natural notch in edge (as made), richly toned all over, top grade in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

452. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F, king’s name as PIIIIIPPVS, NGC AU 55. S-M12; KM-43; Cal-664. 27.06 grams. Super-sharp full shield with luster (looks MS to us) below full crown that was struck on a folded-over piece of edge, bold oMF and denomination 8, full legends with neat error in king’s name consisting of two I’s for an H and another I for an L, also with two I’s for H in HISPANIARVM and five-petal rosette spacers in reverse legend (none of that mentioned on label), lightly toned with a few darker spots. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500520-002. Estimate: $600-$900.

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453. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F, A/N in INDIARVN [sic], NGC XF 45. S-M12; KM-43; Cal-664. 27.13 grams. Choice full cross and shield with clear oMF and denomination 8, faint bottom of king’s ordinal II in legend, also with bold INDIA/NRVN error on reverse (not mentioned on label) and figure-8 stops in legend, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

456. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, figure-8 ornaments in legends (pre-dated period), NGC AU 58. S-M12a; KM-44.1; Cal-881. 26.55 grams. Exceptionally choice full details on both sides including legends (a trifle doubled), in which you can clearly see the king’s ordinal III and figure-8 spacers, bold full oMF with broken figure-8 for o above M in mintmark, superb old toning, all over, no flatness at all. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

454. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers F-oD, with 8-F to left and oM-oD to right, rare, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M14a; KM-43 (under Ph. II); Cal-884. 26.90 grams. Good full shield with full and bold oM-oD to right and F to left (denomination above it weaker), full but doubled cross, flat peripheries, richly toned, tiny edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

457. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, diamond ornaments in obverse legend (pre-dated period), NGC XF 45. S-M12a; KM-44.1; Cal-881. 27.38 grams. Broad flan with flat peripheries but one clear diamond after king’s ordinal, bold full oMF, full but lightly struck shield and cross (showing a return to an earlier style of lions), lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

455. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer oF below mintmark oM to left, extremely rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Christensen. S-M13 (under Ph. II); KM-43 (under Ph. II); Cal-882. 26.90 grams. Nice full cross, good full shield with very bold full oM-oF to left (rarer than M-oF, by our records), peripherally flat, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope (Christensen lot envelope 840990). NGC #6500520-005. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

458. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1609 A, rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage. S-M16; KM-44.3; Cal-891. 27.05 grams. Bold full oMA and clear denomination 8 and bottom half of date, good full cross-lions-castles, mostly toned with small spots of encrustation in various colors. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

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459. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1614/3 F, rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-unl (44.3 for type); Cal-unl. 26.84 grams. Broad flan with very bold full 614/3 of date (rare thus) despite mostly flat peripheries, full cross and shield with clear oM and 8, light toning all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-007.

Estimate: $600-$900.

460. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1621/0 D, rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18; KM-44.3; Cal-907. 26.91 grams. Bold full ZI/O of date, choice full shield with bold full oMD to left, the cross-lions-castles also full and choice, one edge-split, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-008. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

462. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1622/1/0 D, star after date, very rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1296. 26.81 grams. Very bold full 6ZZ of date with full asterisk-like star to right of the last digit (mentioned on label), which is clearly punched over multiple prior digits (also transitioned from Philip III to IV), full oMD and most of shield and cross but rest of coin flat, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope (Superior Auction of June 1976 lot-tag 2866). NGC #6500520-010. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

461. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1621 D, rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage. S-M18; KM-44.3; Cal-908. 26.01 grams. Neat shape with fat round center with narrow top and bottom, somewhat darkly oxidized and crusty but with full oMD and fairly clear date (likely 21/0 but not complete enough to tell), full shield and cross but peripheries flat. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

463. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1627/6 D, very rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1309. 27.13 grams. Bold 7 of date with full left side of under-digit 6 visible to its left, full oMD, 100% full crown, full but weaker cross, uneven flan, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-011. Estimate: $500-$750.

464. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1630 (D), very rare, NGC XF 40 / Maravillas (1656), finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1615. 25.23 grams. Very clear bottom third of all four digits of the date (decidedly not 1630/29), with bold full cross and shield but much peripheral flatness, deeply toned but virtually uncorroded, an unusually early find from this wreck and additionally rare as a straight-graded shipwreck silver cob. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-012. Estimate: $500-$750.

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465. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1632/1 D, unique, NGC VF details / rev damage. S-M18a; KM-unl (45 for type); Cal-unl. 26.65 grams. Off-axis “fat barrel” shape with 100% full final three digits of the date, which at first seems like an “obvious” 634 with clear 4/3, but closer examination combined with an early 1630s cross-style (exaggerated fleur-tips) reveals it to be 632/1 instead (first we have seen or heard of), also full mintmark oM and most of assayer D (label says assayer P in error, in addition to erroneously giving the date as 1634/3), with much peripheral flatness but some shield and most of cross, lightly toned, small gouge near reverse edge. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

467. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1638 P, rare, NGC XF details / Concepción (1641). S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1326. 23.90 grams. Broad flan with only small spots of corrosion but much flatness, full and clear 38 of date (and most of 6), full denomination as oo, deeply toned. From the Concepción (1641), with official tag 385, pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520015. Estimate: $400-$600.

466. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1634/3 P/D, very rare, NGC VF details / Concepción (1641). S-M18a; KM-unl (45 for type); Cal-1319 (as clean P). 24.14 grams. Very bold full oMP punched over somewhat offset old oMD (not mentioned on label), also full and bold 163 of date followed by most of 4/3 (clear overdate, also not mentioned on label), nearly full cross but much peripheral flatness, light surface corrosion, attractively toned. From the Concepción (1641), with official tag 10003, pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

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468. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640/39 P, NGC XF details / Concepción (1641). S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1329. 24.14 grams. Broad flan (some surface corrosion, much peripheral flatness) with full date showing clear overdate (offset digits), full oMP, most of shield and nearly full cross, darkly toned. From the Concepción (1641), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-016. Estimate: $300-$450.

469. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1641/40/39 P, very rare, NGC VF details / Maravillas (1656). S-M19; KM-45; Cal1331. 19.82 grams. Full date with clear under-digits 39, the intermediate 0 weak but existent, bold full mintmark oM, some corrosion but also mostly flat, unevenly toned. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520017. Estimate: $400-$600.

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470. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1646 P, rare, NGC VF details / tooled. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1339. 26.73 grams. Very clear date with full 646, also full oMP, nearly complete shield and crown and cross as well despite somewhat weak strike, richly toned, old scuffs here and there. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-018. Estimate: $600-$900.

473. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1649/8 P, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal1344. 27.02 grams. Superb full date with very clear 9/8, also full oMP, decent full shield and cross, richly toned all over, the finer of just two in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-021. Estimate: $600-$900.

471. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1647 P, very rare, NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1341. 27.43 grams.Broad flan (extending past the outer border) with superb full and bold date and oMP, choice full shield and cross, lovely rich toning all over, a very rare date but even rarer as certified in numeric AU grade, in fact one of the choicest late-1640s Mexican cobs we have ever seen. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-019. Estimate: $2,500-up.

474. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1651 P, very rare, NGC AU details / rev tooled, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1349. 26.13 grams. Unusually round flan with 100% full and clear date, full oMP, good full shield and cross, nicely toned, some heavy scratches on reverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope (Superior Auction of June 1982 lot-tag 1394). NGC #6500520-022. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

472. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1648 P, very rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1343. 27.45 grams. Very odd, crude shape (100% natural) but with bold full date, full cross and shield, full but weaker oMP, rich old toning (dark in some crevices). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-020. Estimate: $500-$750.

475. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653/2 P, NGC VF details / Maravillas (1656). S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1355. 26.72 grams. Perfectly full date with very bold overdate (not just a 3 made from a 2 like all 1653’s), somewhat undulating flan (as made?) with no corrosion at all but much flatness, lightly toned (darker in crevices). From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-023. Estimate: $400-$600.

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476. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1654/3 P, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM45; Cal-1357. 26.83 grams. One hundred percent full and clear date and oMP, also full denomination 8, full but weakly struck shield and cross, lightly toned all over, very high grade (rare thus). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-024. Estimate: $500-$750.

479. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1656/5 P, very rare, NGC AU 50, finest known in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (45 for type); Cal-unl. 27.72 grams. Broad flan with choice full date and oMP, full and clear denomination 8 and ordinal IIII, nearly full shield and cross, some peripheral flatness but nicely toned all over, particularly rare as certified in numeric AU grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-027. Estimate: $500-$750.

477. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655/4 P, very rare, NGC XF details / Maravillas (1656), finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-unl. 24.84 grams. Full and clear date (including bold 5/4) well inside edge of flan (extending past border), most of cross, minimal corrosion but much flatness, mostly deeply toned. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-025. Estimate: $400-$600.

480. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1656/5 P, very rare, NGC VF details / rev tooled. S-M19; KM-unl (45 for type); Cal-unl. 27.00 grams. Broad round flan with choice full date (the faint but certain under-digit 5 not noticed by NGC), full oMP, good full cross, most of shield, lightly toned, some light old scratches on reverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-028. Estimate: $400-$600.

478. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655 P, NGC XF 40. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1359. 27.21 grams. Incredibly full left half of obverse legend showing a complete IIII . DEI . G . 1655, also full oMP, full but centrally weak cross with full tressure visible, most of shield and cross, richly toned all over, tied with one other for finest in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-026. Estimate: $500-$750.

481. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1658 P, NGC VF details / rev damage. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1363. 26.57 grams. Darkly toned and with much flatness but the stated “damage” looks more like natural lacunae to us, the cross-lions-castles nevertheless attractively full, with complete 165 of date and clear oMP. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

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482. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1659 P, NGC XF 45, finest example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1365. 27.28 grams. Very choice full date and oMP, good full cross and shield on a broad flan with much peripheral flatness, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope (Ponterio & Wyatt auction of February 1982 lot-tag 600631). NGC #6500520-029. Estimate: $500-$750.

485. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, with Malaysian(?) nine-petal flower countermark on cross, NGC VF details / chopmarked, graffiti. S-M19; KM45. 26.91 grams. Roundish flan with good full cross and shield, bold full oMP, very deep and complete large countermark (label calls it a chopmark) and with Malay script graffiti engraved next to it, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope and to the Ponterio Auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 230. NGC #6502952-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

483. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1663 P, very rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage. S-M19; KM-45; Cal1371. 26.55 grams. Choice full date and oMP, bold full cross and most of shield, nicely toned, trace of surface corrosion but not attributable to any known shipwreck. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope (Superior Auction of January/February 1984 lot-tag 2435). NGC #6500520-030. Estimate: $500-$750.

486. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1669/8 G, extremely rare, NGC Fine details / obv scratched. S-M20; KM-unl (46 for type); Cal-unl. 26.87 grams. Choice full oMG and 166 of date but last digit slightly messy (clearly 9/8 in any case), full cross and some shield despite mostly flat strike, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-032. Estimate: $500-$750.

484. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1664 P, very rare, NGC XF 40, finest known in NGC census. S-M19; KM-45; Cal1372. 26.75 grams. Choice full date and assayer P, nearly full shield and cross, lightly toned, some flat areas, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520031. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

487. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer G, with “Golden Fleece” countermark for Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (48 patards, 1652-72) on shield, NGC F 15, c/s AU strong. Host: S-M20; KM-46; c/m: Delm-324. (Weight not specified.) Interestingly diamond-shaped flan relative to cross (the obverse on a diagonal axis), with clear oMG and denomination 8 despite extensive flatness and weak strike, the best feature being the 100% full and deep countermark (fully detailed, one of the best examples we’ve seen), all lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500520-039. Estimate: $500-$750.

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488. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer G, with 600-reis countermark for Brazil (1663) on cross, NGC F 12, c/s XF strong. Host: S-M20; KM-46; c/m: Gomes-04.01; Russo-12. 25.92 grams. Crazy-shaped flan with two points, good full cross, full oMG, with very bold, full and deep countermark near edge, contrastingly toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 459. NGC #6500520-038. Estimate: $350-$500.

491. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1692 (L), with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross, very rare, NGC G 6, c/s VF strong, finest and only example in NGC census. Host: S-M21; KM-46; c/m: KM-77.6. 26.28 grams. Very worn and mostly featureless host with miraculously full date (possibly 2/1) near center of coin due to off-center strike, center of cross also visible with very bold full countermark on that side, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-041. Estimate: $350-$500.

489. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1680 L, NGC F 15, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21; KM-46; Cal-641. 26.46 grams. Typically very weakly struck on a rectangular flan, yet with clear date and most of oML, quite rare as non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952006. Estimate: $250-$375.

492. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1714) J, small shield style, NGC XF 40. S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 26.93 grams. Impressively long, urn-shaped flan nicely lined up with both sides (coin alignment) requiring a special oversized NGC slab (date stated as 1711-19 in error), the shield and cross both fully detailed with bold oMJ and clear denomination 8, date appearing at 6 o’clock in obverse legend (full 171) due to a 90-degree-rotated double-strike, attractively toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-042. Estimate: $500-up.

490. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1682 L, extremely rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21; KM-46; Cal-643. 26.95 grams. Large, odd-shaped flan with very bold full oML, bottom half of all four digits of date visible, choice full cross and nearly full shield, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-040. Estimate: $500-$750.

493. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729 R, NGC VF 30, finest known in NGC census. S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1415. 27.50 grams. Very choice example with 100% complete date and oMR, nice full cross, most of shield, lovely toning all over, somewhat rare as straight-graded and non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-033. Estimate: $500-$750.

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494. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729 R, with countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script in box on reverse for circulation on Madura Island, Indonesia (1 real batu, 1814), NGC VF details / graffiti, c/s XF strong. Host: S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1415. 27.04 grams. Broad flan with choice full date and mintmark, full cross with bold full countermark near edge next to some old engraved lettering that is typical for circulating around Malaysia, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 222. NGC #6500520-043. Estimate: $400-$600.

497. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer R (1729-30), with countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script in box plus cross-and-four-dots-in-circle countermark on reverse for circulation on Madura Island, Indonesia (1 real batu, 1814), NGC VF details / chopmarked, graffiti, c/s XF standard. Host: S-M24; KM-47a. 26.59 grams. Neatly square-shaped flan with good full shield and nearly full cross, clear assayer R, bold full countermarks near edge plus deep chopmark to left of REX, faint scratches here and there (“graffiti”). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio Auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 218. NGC #6502952-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

495. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 R, NGC VF

25. S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1416. 27.12 grams. Choice full date and oMR near center due to off-center obverse strike, good full cross, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-044. Estimate: $250-$375.

498. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 F/G, very rare, NGC VF details / rev graffiti. S-M26; KM-unl (47a for type); Cal-1420. 26.52 grams. Rectangular flan aligned with obverse axis, very bold full oMF/G and clear date, most of cross and shield, old “X” scratch in flat periphery on reverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-035. Estimate: $400-$600.

496. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 R. S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1416. 26.95 grams. Choice full oMR, also full date with light tooling around the digits of the date, good full shield and choice full cross with natural lacuna in center, contrastingly toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

499. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731/0 F/G, rare, NGC VF details / environmental damage. S-M26; KM-unl (47a for type); Cal-1423. 26.59 grams. Bold 173 of date and bottom of final 1 (overdate assumed), bold full oMF/G, nearly full cross but peripheries flat, uneven toning/oxidation. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-036. Estimate: $350-$500.

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500. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731/0 F, NGC VF details / environmental damage. S-M26; KM-47a; Cal-1424. 26.25 grams. Full and bold date with very bold overdate, nearly full shield and cross, deeply toned all over, with a few old scratches and pits in a flat area. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500520-037. Estimate: $350-$500.

503. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to right, denomination o-iiii to left, NGC AU 58. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-506. 13.70 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full legends, bold full oMO, slightly weaker centers, uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

501. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732/1 F, rare, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross, NGC Fine details / holed. S-M26; KM-47a; Cal1426. 26.57 grams. Completely full oMF and date with faint but certain 2/1 (not mentioned on label), good full cross with deep full countermark in one quadrant, richly toned, holed at very edge. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500520-045. Estimate: $250-$375.

504. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to right, denomination o-iiii to left, NGC AU details / edge filing. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-506. 13.53 grams. Choice deep toning, sharply detailed full crown and shield and cross, full denomination and oMO, very light old file-marks on edge at top. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

502. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732 F, with fivepetal flower countermark (Sumenep/Madura Island, Indonesia, 1 real batu, 1814) on cross, NGC VF 25. Host: S-M26; KM-47a; Cal-1427. 26.85 grams. Rectangular flan aligned with obverse axis, full oMF and date, good full cross and shield, strong full countermark near edge, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-001. Estimate: $350-$500. Watch

505. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to right AND below denomination o-iiii to left, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-unl. 13.53 grams. Seldom-seen variety with assayer on both sides (o-iiii-O left, oM-O right) of welldetailed full shield, choice full cross on other side, darkly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of January 1991, with original lot-tag 848. NGC #6500525-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

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506. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below denomination o-IIII to right, mintmark oM to left, NGC AU 58. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-503. 13.55 grams. Scarce arrangement with oM to left and o-iiii-O to right, good full shield and cross, full crown, lightly toned, choice grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

509. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IIII to right, NGC UNC details / obv scratched. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-505. 13.51 grams. Very broad flan with choice full crown and full but partially flat legends (with the stated scratches in a flat area) in addition to the well-detailed centers, notable for lustrous surfaces all over, spotty light toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

507. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer

O below denomination o-iiii to right, mintmark oM to left, no king’s ordinal, extremely rare, NGC XF 45. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-503. 13.66 grams. Superb full details on both sides including nearly full legends, also choice toning, extremely rare variety lacking II in legend (not noted on label). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of January 1991, with original lot-tag 849. NGC #6500525-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

510. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IJIJ [stet] to right, king’s name as PIIIILIPVS, rare, NGC AU 53. S-M12; KM-36; Cal-508. 13.67 grams. Interesting variety with denomination made up of a pair of “IJ” (2) punches and king’s name with two I’s instead of H (neither error noted by NGC), good full shield and cross, full oMF and king’s ordinal II in legend, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

508. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer

O below mintmark oM to left, dot-in-circle stops in legend (very rare), NGC AU 53. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-505. 13.46 grams. Broad flan with nearly full legends and good full shield and cross despite some slightly weak areas, interesting legend variety (not noted by NGC), unevenly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope showing a partial rubbing of the coin’s obverse. NGC #6502952-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

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511. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers F-D, with F below denomination 4 to left and D (no o) below mintmark oM to right, unique, NGC AU details / environmental damage. S-M14a; KM-36 (under Ph. II); Cal-747. 13.53 grams. Full 4 above crude but certain F to left and very full and clear oM above D (without o) to right, the first of this variety we have seen, on a somewhat crude flan with stress-cracks throughout (not “environmental damage,” despite what the tag says, which also misattributes this coin to Philip II), full bold cross but much weaker shield, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

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512. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer F (pre-dated period), NGC VF details / rev damage. S-M12a; KM-37.1; Cal-745. 13.63 grams. Very choice strike (on a broad, oblong flan) with clear king’s ordinal III flanked by distinctive diamond-shaped stops, also with R/G in GRATIA and INDIARVN with N (very rare vriety, but none of this noted by NGC), bold full oMF and denomination 4, good full shield and cross, lightly toned, old punchmark near bottom of cross. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

515. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1610 F, very rare, NGC XF details / cleaned, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-37.2; Cal-755. 13.34 grams. Superb full crosslions-castles, good full shield with very bold full oMF and 161 of date followed by what looks a little like 1/0 but with the 0 stronger than the 1, out-of-round shape with a few minor edge-splits, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-012. Estimate: $300-$450.

513. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1608) A/F, very rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census.

S-M16; KM-unl (37.2 for type); Cal-750. 13.53 grams. Very bold assayer A that is clearly punched over previous assayer F but with only the 1 of the date visible (attributed to 1608, but 1608/7 is technically possible too), full but doubled cross, nearly full shield, much flatness, brown-toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

516. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1615/4 F, very rare.

S-M17; KM-unl (37.2 for type); Cal-unl. 13.24 grams. Richly toned VF on an oblong flan with clear 161 of date followed by weak but certain 5/4, bold full cross and nearly full shield, dark in crevices from oxidation (removed on higher points). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. Estimate: $350-$500.

517. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1639/8 P, NGC XF details / Maravillas (1656), finest known in NGC census.

S-M19; KM-unl (38 for type); Cal-unl. 11.43 grams. Very bold full date and overdate above full mintmark oM, off-center strike, darkly toned in crevices, with light surface corrosion all over. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

514. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1610/09 F/A, very rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census.

S-M17; KM-unl (37.2 for type); Cal-754. 13.93 grams. Broad flan with very bold full oMF/A and faint traces of date (attributable to 1610/09 only), good full cross and shield but peripheries flat, minor edge-splits, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

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518. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1655 P, rare, NGC VF details / Maravillas (1656). S-M19; KM-38; Cal-1073. 12.72 grams. Full date and oMP, nearly full but partially flat shield and cross with flat areas, deeply toned and practically corrosion-free but with a few old marks on reverse. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-015. Estimate: $250-$375.

521. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer G, NGC AU 50. S-M20; KM-39. 13.70 grams. Full and clear assayer (scarce even without visible date) to left of off-center shield, nearly full and well-centered cross, toned all over and with spot of verdigris near edge on reverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

519. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1656 P, very rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-38; Cal-1074. 13.16 grams. Very bold date and full oMP due to offcenter strike, the cross still nearly full and nice, some flat areas, attractive dark toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500525-016. Estimate: $300-$450.

522. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1715 J, NGC XF details / 1715 Fleet, finest known in NGC census. S-M22; KM-40; Cal-1085. 13.04 grams. Bold and clear date and most of oMJ, full cross and nearly full shield, virtually no corrosion but darkly toned all over. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-018. Estimate: $350-$500.

520. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1670 G, obverse struck with 8R die, unique, NGC Fine details / obv scratched. S-M20; KM-unl (39 for type); Cal-unl. 13.21 grams. Atypically round flan with full oMG inside of clear bottoms of all four digits of date (not mentioned on label), which is the first example we have ever seen or heard of, the oversized shield somewhat flat with some old scratches, good but partially flat full cross, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

523. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1716 J, rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-40; Cal-1086. 13.44 grams. Choice cross, off-center shield with choice full crown and bold full 16 of date, no toning, very tidy and unblemished. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-019. Estimate: $300-$450.

524. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731/0 F, rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM40a; Cal-1093. 13.32 grams. Off-center obverse that places the very bold full date (with very clear 1/0 and natural lacuna above the 3) near the center next to a full oMF, most of well-centered cross visible, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-020. Estimate: $250-$375.

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525. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731 F, with countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script in box on reverse for circulation on Madura Island, Indonesia (1/2 real batu, 1814), NGC VF 25, c/s XF standard. Host: S-M26; KM40a; Cal-1094. 13.22 grams. Off-center strike with choice full date and oMF to left of nearly full shield, most of cross above full and clear countermark punched over some light Malay-script graffiti, nicely toned with contrastingly dark fields. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of May 1987, with original lot-tag 1142. NGC #6500525-021. Estimate: $300-$450.

526. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1732 F, NGC VF details / scratches. S-M26; KM-40a; Cal-1096. 13.43 grams. Atypically round flan with off-center strike featuring a bold full date, most of cross, peripheral flatness, deep toning, old scratches on both sides. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-022. Estimate: $200-$300.

527. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 173(?) F, with countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script in box on reverse for circulation on Madura Island, Indonesia (1/2 real batu, 1814), NGC VF 20, c/s XF standard. Host: S-M26; KM-40a. 13.43 grams. Full oMF inside partial date, most of cross below full and well-detailed countermark harboring some gray encrustation, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Ponterio auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 211. NGC #6500525-023. Estimate: $200-$300.

528. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, with countermark “Sumenep” in Malay Arabic script in box plus cross-in-circle countermark on reverse for circulation on Madura Island, Indonesia (1/2 real batu, 1814), NGC VG details / chopmarked, graffiti, c/s XF strong. Host KM-40a. (Weight not specified.) Fascinating coin with full and clear Sumenep countermark at top-left of cross and cross-in-circle countermark (called a chopmark by NGC) at bottom-right, light Malay script graffiti on both sides, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope and to the Ponterio Auction of May 1988, with original lot-tag 209. NGC #6502952-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

529. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733 MF, NGC

XF details / holed. S-M28; KM-41; Cal-1100. 13.21 grams. Interesting rectangular flan with perfectly parallel sides (holed in one corner) aligned horizontally, with full and bold date, assayer, mintmark and denomination as well as crown, nearly full shield and cross, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-024. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

530. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733 MF, NGC XF details / holed. S-M28; KM-41; Cal-1100. 13.18 grams. Very deeply toned, with 100% full inner details, the edge-clips lined up to enable a full date and king’s ordinal V, crudely holed at edge. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952012. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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531. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, NGC AU 53. S-M11; KM-31; Cal-357. 6.80 grams. Choice full crown, shield and cross, parts of edge cracked and crude (as made) but overall rather high grade and richly toned (second finest in NGC census). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-025. Estimate: $200-$300.

532. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer F/O to left, very rare, NGC VF 35. S-M12; KM-unl (31 for type); Cal-unl. 6.77 grams. Bold full oMF/O to left and denomination o-I I (serifed I’s that are separate punches) to right of full shield, the cross also full but partially flat, lustrous fields indicative of a much higher grade than assigned, minor edge-crack. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

533. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer F/O below mintmark Mo (not oM) to left, unique, NGC XF 45. S-M12; KM-unl (31 for type); Cal-unl. 6.57 grams. Choice full cross, good full shield with clear “MoF” to right showing the F punched over something, presumably the prior assayer O, labelled by NGC as simply F/O (this and the previous lot being the only F/O’s in the NGC census), richly toned all over, tiny edgesplits. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502952-014. Estimate: $300-$450.

534. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer oF below mintmark oM to left, three small castles in top-left and bottom-right quadrants, extremely rare, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. S-M13 (under Ph. II); KM-31 (under Ph. II); Cal-611. 6.72 grams. Full oMoF to left of nearly full shield, good full cross, flat peripheries, lightly toned, choice grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-027. Estimate: $300-$450.

535. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer oF below mintmark oM to left, denomination II to right, normal castles, extremely rare, NGC AU 50. S-M13 (under Ph. II); KM-31 (under Ph. II); Cal-611. 6.57 grams. Full oF with weaker M above to left of full shield, denomination II to right (label just says assayer F), choice full cross with distinctly Philip II-to-III transitional-era lions, lightly toned, choice grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-026. Estimate: $250-$375.

536. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer F (pre-dated period), NGC UNC details / stained. S-M12a; KM-32.1; Cal-610. 6.70 grams. Choice high grade with nice full shield and cross, bold full oMF, deep edge-split, a few tiny dark spots (hardly deserving of the “stained” limiter, in our opinion). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-028. Estimate: $200-$300.

537. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1609 A, very rare, NGC XF details / planchet flaw, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M16; KM-32.2; Cal-616. 6.84 grams. Bold date and clear oMA to left of full shield with odd natural (rectangular) bubble-hole just above center, also with deep edge-crack, the cross full as well, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-029. Estimate: $200-$300.

538. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1611 F, very rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-32.2; Cal-619. 6.65 grams. Broad flan with bold and clear bottom half of date, full oMF and denomination II, choice full cross-lionscastles (the full shield weaker), edge-split, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-030. Estimate: $300-$450.

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539. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1612/1 F, NGC VF details / environmental damage, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-unl (32.2 for type); Cal-unl. 6.55 grams. Bold date with small sideways Z (same letter appears in reverse legend) for 2 punched over a taller I for final digit 1 (not noted by NGC) followed by a diamond-shaped stop, bold full oMF and denomination I (no evidence of second I in border), full but partially flat shield and cross, dark oxidation over light toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-031. Estimate: $200-$300.

540. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1613 F, very rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-32.2; Cal-621. 6.75 grams. Clear bottom half of date preceded by diamond-shaped stop, full but weaker oMF, good full shield and cross, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-032. Estimate: $250-$375.

541. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1616/5 F, extremely rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-unl (32.2 for type); Cal-unl. 6.67 grams. Very full and clear date and overdate, also full oMF, nearly full shield and cross, broad round flan with peripheral flatness, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-033. Estimate: $500-$750.

542. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1619 D, unique, NGC VF details / rev damage, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18; KM-unl (32.2 for type); Cal-unl. 6.61 grams. Clear date showing a full 9 without any apparent under-digit, also full oMD without D/F, good full cross and nearly full shield, two edge-cracks (one terminating in a dent on reverse, also with fresh, deep mark on obverse), toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-034. Estimate: $250-$375.

543. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1636 (P), extremely rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (33 for type); Cal-unl. 6.81 grams. Bold and 100% full 636 of date (the last digit crude, with top part broken), most of cross and shield despite flat areas, nice clean surfaces with only light toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6510454-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

544. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1656/5 P, extremely rare, NGC XF details / mount removed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (33 for type); Cal-unl. 6.35 grams. Bold full date with clear tail-tip of under-digit 5 protruding from bottom of 6 (not mentioned on label), bold full oMP, also good full shield (lightly scuffed) and choice full cross, toned with slightly crusty surfaces, perfectly medal-aligned strike, which regrettably made it useful for jewelry (solder-mark at top). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-036. Estimate: $300-$450.

545. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Charles II, assayer G, rare, NGC XF details / environmental damage, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M20; KM-34. 6.86 grams. Bold full oMG, most of shield, nearly full but off-center cross, peripherally flat and dark all over (some parts oxidized), a rare type even without a visible date. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6502952-015. Estimate: $150-$225.

546. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1729 R, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M24; KM-35a; Cal-794. 6.70 grams. Off-center obverse with bold full 729 of date but assayer weak, nearly full cross (well centered), odd stress-cracks in peripheries, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-037. Estimate: $200-$300.

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547. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1731/0 F, rare, NGC VF 20, finest known in NGC census. S-M26; KM-35a; Cal-798. 6.78 grams. Full and clear 31/0 of date and oMF, some shield, most of cross, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-038. Estimate: $200-$300.

548. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1732/1 F, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM-unl (35a for type); Cal-800. 6.71 grams. Bold full 732 of date with faint but certain traces of under-digit 1 (not mentioned on label), bold full mintmark, nearly full cross, neat oblong shape with sharp point, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-039. Estimate: $200-$300.

549. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer o (small) below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-I punched over large O to right, very rare, NGC AU 50. S-M11; KM-unl (26 for type); Cal-unl. 3.17 grams. Full oM-o and o-I/O flanking full but partially weak shield (extremely rare variety, not noted on label), nearly complete crown, good full cross with luster on fields (choice grade). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-040. Estimate: $200-$300.

550. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O punched over oM to left, new mintmark oM to right, GRATA error in legend, rare, NGC AU 55. S-M11; KM-unl (26 for type); Cal-unl. 3.34 grams. Bold full assayer to left covering a faint but certain oM, the new mintmark to right weak but clear, some legend including (the GRATA error weak but certain, not noted on label), good full cross and shield with brownish toning all over, hairline edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-041. Estimate: $200-$300.

551. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left, NGC MS 63. S-M11; KM-26; Cal-224. 3.39 grams. Choice full cross and shield with bold oM-O (mis-labeled as O to left), lightly toned, but most notable for its extreme high grade (tied with next lot for finest in NGC census for all assayer O), showing spots of bright luster. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-042. Estimate: $300-$450.

552. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right, NGC MS 63. S-M11; KM-26; Cal-226. 3.38 grams. Choice full shield and cross with nearly full legends, bold full O-oM, extreme high grade with much luster, tied with previous lot for finest in NGC census for all assayer O. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-045. Estimate: $300-$450.

553. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right, NGC MS 62. S-M11; KM-26; Cal-226. 3.41 grams. Choice full shield with bold O to left, the cross also full and choice, nearly full legends, very high grade with much luster. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-044. Estimate: $250-$375.

554. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right, NGC MS 61. S-M11; KM-26; Cal-226. 3.36 grams. Sharp details from choice high grade with luster, full shield and cross, bold assayer O, nearly full legends. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500525-043. Estimate: $250-$375.

555. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left AND to right, very rare, NGC MS 61. S-M11; KM-unl (26 for type); Cal-unl. 3.40 grams. Nicely toned with choice full shield and cross, interesting variety with assayer twice (the O to left showing just the right side, a distinct sub-variety, not noted on label), edge-split. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6502962-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

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556. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer F/O to right, mintmark oM to left, very rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M12; KM-unl (26 for type); Cal-228. 3.22 grams. Clear oM to left and F/O to right, good full shield and cross, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

557. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer F to right, mintmark oM to left, rare, NGC XF 45. S-M12; KM-unl (26 for type); Cal-229. 3.27 grams. Much legend, including clear ordinal I I (with space) between figure-8 ornaments, assayer and king’s name double-struck, good full shield and cross, crusty dark toning around details. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

558. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayers F-oD, with F (below denomination I) to left and oD below mintmark oM to right, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M14a; KM-26 (under Ph. II); Cal-233 (under Ph. II). 3.45 grams. Excellent full cross-lions-castles, choice full shield with clear F to left and oM-oD to right, peripheries flat, nice toning all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934004. Estimate: $250-$375.

559. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer oF below mintmark oM to left, very rare, NGC XF 45. S-M13 (under Ph. II); KM-26 (under Ph. II); Cal-481. 3.33 grams. Full but off-center shield and cross, bold oMoF to left (assayer variety not noted on label), toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

560. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real Royal (galano), Philip III, assayer F (pre-dated period), unique, NGC XF 45. S-M12a; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 3.20 grams. While diminutive compared to the 8 reales Royals, this 1 real example is far rarer and shows more clearly the link to the peninsular origin of galanos. Its dainty crispness of evenly struck details in the full crown and shield and cross, not to mention the nearly full legends, is nearly identical in style to the famous “Ingenio de la Tijera” coinage of Spain (see lot 27 for a Madrid 4 escudos), which was supposed to be a revolutionary systemic improvement in quality and output but ended up being relegated to New World mints only, starting with Mexico City, which we now believe used that special machinery to make only the galanos like this one. The bold oMF and denomination I really stand out against the darkly toned fields, a lovely aspect to be sure, despite a trifle of high-point doubling. Prominent in the legends are diamond-shaped stops, which indicate manufacture around 1605, well into Philip III’s reign but also more than a decade before dates were incorporated into the design. Needless to say, this is the first example we have ever seen or heard of, and it can be safely considered the finest Mexican 1 real of the period and far nicer than its 2 reales counterpart (holed VF) from the Rudman Collection sold in 2021, being the only other pre-dated minor Royal known to exist. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-003. Estimate:

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561. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer F below mintmark oM to left (pre-dated period), quadrants of cross transposed, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M12a; KM-27.1; Cal-482. 3.31 grams. Full but slightly doubled cross and shield with bold full oMF (the o appearing twice) and denomination I, nearly full crown, the blatant transposition error rather unusual for this period (not noted on label), deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

562. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer F below denomination I to left, mintmark oM to right (pre-dated period), very rare, NGC XF 45. S-M12a; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 3.35 grams. Full cross with distinctive castles and lions (rudimentary in appearance), also full shield with clear I-F to left and oM to right with no evidence of oD below the mintmark (the variety not noted on label, also misattributed to Philip II), legends flat, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

563. No lot.

564. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1607/GRATIA F, extremely rare, NGC VF 30. S-M15; KM-27.2; Cal-unl. 3.31 grams. Bold date with 100% full 7 and faint traces of 0/I and 7/A (not noted on label, first dated issue of Mexico), good full crown and shield with full oMF to left, the cross also full but all a bit softly struck, lightly toned all over. Our notes indicate that only one other example is known with date over GRATIA. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-010. Estimate: $500-$750.

565. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1607 F, rare, NGC AU details / environmental damage. S-M15; KM-27.2; Cal-483. 3.23 grams. Choice full and bold cross and shield with full oMF below bold full 607 of date, two small edge-splits, richly toned all over with minor spots of green on obverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

566. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1608/7, no assayer, unique, NGC VF details / holed. S-unl; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 3.06 grams. Bold full date with clear 8/7 above mintmark oM with obvious space below and bold full denomination I to right (first example we have ever seen or heard of entirely lacking the assayer), good full shield and cross, nicely tone all over, with crude old hole near edge. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

567. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1608/7 A/F, very rare, NGC VF 35. S-M16; KM-unl (27.2 for type); Cal-unl. 3.20 grams. Richly toned, off-center shield with clear bottom half of date with obvious overdate, full oMA/F (NGC says plain F), nearly full cross with nice lions and castles. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-012. Estimate: $250-$375.

568. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1608 A/F, unique, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M16; KM-unl (27.2 for type); Cal-unl. 3.44 grams. Bold full oMA/F, most of date visible with no evidence of 8/7 (first we have seen or heard of, but logical to exist since both 1608 F and 1609/8 A/F are known), full shield and cross, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-013. Estimate: $300-$450.

569. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1609 A, very rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M16; KM-27.2; Cal-486. 3.34 grams. Bold full 609 of date (the peripheries otherwise flat), full oMA and shield and cross, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

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570. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1610/09 F, rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-27.2; Cal-487. 3.08 grams. Choice bold oMF and date with very clear under-digit 9, full crown and shield and cross, all richly toned, with irregularity in edge that could be a stripped hole in our opinion. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

571. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1611/10 F (offset overdate), rare, NGC F 15. S-M17; KM-27.2; Cal-unl. 3.23 grams. Very bold date and blatantly offset overdate, full but weaker oMF and shield, bold full cross, some contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-016. Estimate: $200-$300.

572. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1611/10 F, rare, NGC VF 35, finest known in NGC census. S-M17; KM-27.2; Cal-unl. 3.33 grams. Choice full cross, good full shield with full oMF, bold 11 of date with weak but certain underdate 10, crusty toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-017. Estimate: $200-$300.

573. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1612 F, rare, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. S-M17; KM-27.2; Cal-491. 3.42 grams. Full but unevenly struck shield and cross, full oMF, clear 161 of date and just the bottom of the last digit (probably actually 2/1 but too weak to say for sure), toned over muted luster here and there (choice grade). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-018. Estimate: $300-$450.

574. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1620/19 D/F, inverted 2 in date, rare, NGC

AU 55, finest known in NGC census. S-M18; KM-unl (27.2 for type); Cal-496. 3.30 grams. Bold 16Z of date with inverted Z (2) clearly punched over a 1, full mintmark above assayer D that must be D/F by default (as all known 1619’s are D/F), not noted on label, superb full cross, choice high grade. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-019. Estimate: $250-$375.

575. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1627 D, inverted 2 in date, extremely rare, NGC genuine / chipped, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-28; Cal-697. 3.08 grams. Excellent full cross and choice full shield with clear oMD below a clear Z7 of date with inverted Z (2), also nearly full crown, richly toned all over, tangential piece of edge missing. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-020. Estimate: $200-$300.

576. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1632 D, extremely rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-unl (28 for type); Cal-unl. 3.27 grams. Clear date with bold Z (2) that is clearly not 2/1 like almost all other examples known, full and bold oMD, full but partially flat cross and shield, broad flan with edge-split, light toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-021. Estimate: $300-$450.

577. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1662 P, extremely rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (28 for type); Cal-709. 3.12 grams. Bold full 662 of date above full mintmark oM and most of P, nearly full cross, most of shield, cute urn-shaped flan, deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-022. Estimate: $300-$450.

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578. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1703 (L), very rare, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M21a; KM-30; Cal-468. 2.97 grams. Bold full 703 of date (the 3 made from a 2), off-center cross, solid but with darkly oxidized surfaces, loop soldered to top. From the 1715 Fleet (with NGC tag), pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

579. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1705/3 L, extremely rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21a; KM-unl (30 for type); Cal-unl. 3.21 grams. Full 05 of date with last digit over 3 (not noted on label), full oM but weak assayer (records indicate it could be J/L), some shield and cross on a smallish flan, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934024. Estimate: $250-$375.

580. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1708 J, very rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-30; Cal-473. 3.43 grams. Deeply toned and well-centered, with nearly full cross and shield yet remarkably still with full oMJ and bold 8 of date. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-025. Estimate: $250-$375.

581. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1710 (J), very rare, NGC XF details / environmental damage, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-30; Cal-475. 3.55 grams. Full 710 of date, nearly full cross, richly toned, with hints of verdigris on fields. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-026. Estimate: $200-$300.

582. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1713 J, rare, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-30; Cal-478. 3.52 grams. Uneven strike with much flatness but minimal actual wear and lots of metal-flowlines, clear date, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-027. Estimate: $250-$375.

583. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1724 D, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-unl; KM-unl (30 for type); Cal-unl. 3.35 grams. Off-center strike with 100% full date and clear assayer D, lightly struck all over, nicely toned, possibly Louis I but no part of king’s name or ordinal visible. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-028. Estimate: $350-$500.

584. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1728 (D), very rare, NGC VF details / obv scratched, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M23a; KM-30; Cal-493. 3.25 grams. Well-centered partial cross, off-center obverse with bold 28 of date (possibly 8/7), a few old scratches, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-029. Estimate: $200-$300.

585. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1730 G/R, very rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M25; KM-unl (30 for type); Cal-unl. 3.16 grams. Off-center obverse with full oMG showing clear G/R, 100% complete date (very rare for this assayer in minors), nearly full cross, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-030. Estimate: $350-$500.

586. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1731/0 F, rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM-unl (30 for type); Cal-498. 3.10 grams. Very bold full oMF and choice full date with very clear 1/0, nearly full cross (obverse off-center), lightly toned with lacquer-like residue on surfaces. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-031. Estimate: $200-$300.

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587. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer

O to right, mintmark oM to left, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M11; KM-20; Cal-126. 1.56 grams. Broad round flan with complete legends and inner details, including bold oM-O and clear king’s name and ordinal PHILIPPVSoIIo with inverted A for V (extremely rare), compass point in monogram, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-032. Estimate: $350-$500.

590. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right, quadrants of cross transposed, very rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M11; KM-unl (20 for type); Cal-128. 1.34 grams. Cruder legends than usual but with at least one figure-8 stop visible, bold full oM to right (weaker O to left), full cross with unusual transposition (the only one of its kind listed in NGC census, albeit as “castles and lions inverted”), lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-035. Estimate: $200-$300.

588. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer

O to right, mintmark oM to left, no king’s name in legend, rare, NGC XF 40. S-M11; KM-20; Cal-126. 1.50 grams. Nealy full legends with clear figure-8 stops and DEI GRATIA without king’s name (not noted on label), bold oM-O, nice cross-lions-castles, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-033. Estimate: $300-$450.

591. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer o (small O) to right, mintmark oM to left, no globes at ends of cross, no king’s ordinal, unique, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M11; KM-20; Cal-126. 1.63 grams. One of very few Mexican cobs without the usual globe-tipped cross (full and choice on this example), also with atypical assayer-mark (o instead of O) to right and lacking the king’s ordinal with legend as PHILIPPVS.D.G.HIS / ET INDIARVM REX E (only the cross variety noted on label), full mintmark oM to left, full crown, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-036. Estimate: $250-$375.

589. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer

O to left, mintmark oM to right, NGC AU 50. S-M11; KM-20; Cal-127. 1.50 grams. Slightly off-center strike on a broad flan extending past outer border as a result, with full and clear PHILIPPVSoIIo DEI, bold O to left and oM to right, good full cross, deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-034. Estimate: $200-$300.

592. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer F/O to right, mintmark oM to left, rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M12; KM-unl (20 for type); Cal-130. 1.66 grams. Bold full cross and crown and shield, full oM to left and F/O to right (the over-assayer not noted on label), legends slightly crude, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-037. Estimate: $200-$300.

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593. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer

F to right, mintmark oM to left, new monogram (reversed L), rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M12; KM-20; Cal-131. 1.60 grams. Choice full monogram of a new design with backwards L for right side, full assayer F to right, clear PHILIPVSoIIo in legend, good full cross, deep and rich toning all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-038. Estimate: $200-$300.

596. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer

F to right (pre-dated type), mintmark oM to left, fleur below monogram, rare, NGC VF 35. S-M12a; KM-20; Cal-389. 1.65 grams. Clear king’s ordinal III and GRATIA in legend around good full monogram with oM to left and F to right, nearly full crown above, good full cross-and-tressure with complete HISPANIARVN in legend, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-040. Estimate: 300-$450.

594. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayers

F-oD, with F at top left, oM at top right, and oD below monogram, rare, NGC VF 25. S-M14a; KM-20; Cal-132 (under Ph. II). 1.49 grams. Bold full monogram with clear assayers and mintmark, also choice full cross-and-tressure, richly toned all over, two small edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-041. Estimate: $200-$300.

597. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1608 A/F, extremely rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M16; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.54 grams. Bold 08 of date with absolutely no evidence of 8/7 (unique thus), also with clear A/F to right of full monogram (label says F/A in error), full mintmark oM and complete crown above, choice full cross, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-042. Estimate: $300-$450.

595. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer F to right, mintmark oM to left, V below monogram, very rare, NGC VF 20. S-M12a; KM-20; Cal-389. 1.45 grams. Full monogram with clear V below center (a very rare variety, unfortunately not noted on label), assayer F to right and oM to left, faint but clear king’s ordinal III in legend, good full cross with bold -VN (not M) in legend, edgesplit, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-039. Estimate: $200-$300.

598. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1610/09 F/A, NGC VF 25. S-M17; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.40 grams. Bold date with only the barest trace of an under-digit 9 between the 1 and 0 (not noted on label), bold oM to left and F/A to right of complete monogram with V above and fleur alone below (standard design), choice full cross (slightly off-center), attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-043. Estimate: $200-$300.

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599. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1610 F, assayer to left, x-fleur-x below monogram, extremely rare, NGC VF 35. S-M17; KM-21; Cal-393. 1.67 grams. Seldom-seen variety with assayer F to left (known only for 1610 and 1611/0) and x-fleur-x below (16102), with faint but certain 0 of date visible but the date and variety not noted on label, good but off-center cross, flat peripheries, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-044. Estimate: $200-$300.

602. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1613/2 F, NGC VF 30. S-M17; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.59 grams. Crude but 100% complete and clear date and overdate (very rare thus, but the date not noted on label), bold full monogram with oM to left and F to right, complete crown above and clear x-fleur-x below, good full cross with clear (INDIAR)VN REX in legend, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537002. Estimate: $300-$450.

600. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1611/0 F, x-fleur-x below monogram, extremely rare, NGC F 15, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M17; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.52 grams. Full date with clear 1/0, full oM to left but weaker F to right of slightly crude monogram (erroneously attributed to F/A by NGC), good full cross, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection. NGC #6500934-045. Estimate: $200-$300.

603. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1616/5 F, rare, NGC VF details / bent. S-M17; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.52 grams. Bottoms of crude but certain 16/5 of date visible (the date not noted on label), full oM to left and F to right of complete monogram with clear x-fleur-x below and full crown above, full but off-center cross, part of edge slightly dented with associated flan-wave, contrastingly toned around details. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

601. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1613-16) F/A, 1Rsized castles and lions, NGC XF 40. S-M17; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 1.63 grams. Clear F/A to right of monogram and bottoms of digits of date visible but too messy to attribute despite NGC’s attribution to 1610/09 based solely on the over-assayer (which, mysteriously, persisted on some coins as late as 1616), bold crown above and xfleur-x below monogram, good full cross-and-tressure with distinctly 1R-sized castles and lions (a characteristic of some pieces starting in 1613), richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

604. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1620 (D), very rare, NGC VF 20, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18; KM-21; Cal-400. 1.61 grams. Off-center obverse with 100% full crown (interesting style) above half of monogram, very clear bottom half of 20 of date in legend, the cross nearly full and much less off-center but with flat periphery, nicely toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

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605. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1622/1/0 (D), extremely rare, NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.60 grams. Off-center obverse with very full date showing clear overdate above bold mintmark oM, good full monogram with full crown above and *-fleur-* below, choice full cross, toned all over, a true “wonder coin” for the type. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

608. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1630/29 (D), extremely rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.66 grams. Full and bold 630 of date with trace of under-digits 29 (date not mentioned on label) above full oM to left of bold left half of monogram, choice full cross (perfectly centered), deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

606. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1623/2 D, extremely rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M18a; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.62 grams. Full date but messy final digit (overdate not noted on label), full and well-centered monogram with clear oM to left, D to right and *-fleur-* below, good full cross (slightly off-center), deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-006. Estimate: $300-$450.

609. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1654 P, rare, NGC VF 35. S-M19; KM-22; Cal-564. 1.78 grams. Very bold, full and clear date and oMP, nearly full crown and monogram and cross, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

610. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1655 P, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.68 grams. Full 655 of date followed by dot, clear oMP, most of crown above partial monogram, good full cross with peripheral hole to left, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

607. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1626 (D), extremely rare, NGC VG 8, finest and only example in NGC census.

S-M18a; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.64 grams. Off-center strike with complete bold date (possible overdate, unless the 6 is just punched over the side of the crown, as the date is placed very high), full oM but monogram weak, good full cross, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537007. Estimate: $250-$375.

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611. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1659/8/7 P, unique, NGC XF details / edge filing, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.45 grams. Off-center strike on a round flan that extends well beyond the left border, enabling a very full and clear date (the under-digits clear) and oMP, good full cross, contrastingly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

615. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1668 G, rare, NGC XF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M20; KM-23; Cal-142. 1.54 grams. Choice obverse with bold date, oMG and nearly full Charles II monogram (first date of type), also choice full cross, with crude diamond-shaped dent in periphery that may or may not have been intended as a piercing, nice rich toning all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-015. Estimate: $350-$500.

612. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1660 P, extremely rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census.

S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.52 grams. Very full and bold date and oMP, nearly full cross despite off-center strike, contrastingly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

616. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1673 G, extremely rare, NGC VF 20, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M20; KM-23; Cal-unl. 1.66 grams. Full date (one of only two examples known) with full oM and clear G and nearly full crown, also full cross, all on a neatly teardrop-shaped flan, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-031. Estimate: $300-$450.

613. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1661/0 P, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.63 grams. Off-center monogram side with 100% full date (the overdate faint, could be 61/60/59, but clean 1661 unknown and unlikely, 1661/0 actually being relatively common), bold full oMP, good full cross, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

614. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1665 P, extremely rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.50 grams. Very bold full 665 (decidedly clean date) and oMP to left of nearly full monogram, good full cross, toned around details. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-014. Estimate: $300-$450.

617. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1677 G, extremely rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M20; KM-unl (23 for type); Cal-147. 1.56 grams. Full and bold oMG and date (the last digit possibly 7/6, which has not been recorded before, last year for this assayer in any case), nearly full cross, nicely toned, attractive teardrop shape. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-032. Estimate: $400-$600.

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618. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1687 L, extremely rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21; KM-unl (23 for type); Cal-unl. 1.54 grams. Off-center strike (both sides) with full oML and bottom half of all four digits of date, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-033. Estimate: $250-$375.

621. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1703/2 (L), rare, NGC VF 25. finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21a; KM-unl (23 for type); Cal-unl. 1.60 grams. Complete date with last digit punched over another 3 and a 2 under that (label just says clean 1703) but in any case not the usual 3 made from a 2 seen on other examples, also with full oML and nearly full cross, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-036. Estimate: $200-$300.

619. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1689 (L), rare, NGC

F 15. S-M21; KM-23; Cal-unl. 1.43 grams. Choice full date (the right side of the 9 slightly weak, fooling NGC into calling it 1685, although it is a die-match with an even clearer 1689 example in Sedwick Auction 20, lot 677), full but weaker mintmark oM, some cross and monogram but most of the coin flat, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-034. Estimate: $200-$300.

622. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1707 J, very rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal216. 1.53 grams. Clear 707 of date (last two digits full) and oMJ, nearly full monogram, choice cross, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-037. Estimate: $250-$375.

620. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1693 (L), extremely rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M21; KM-unl (23 for type); Cal-153. 1.32 grams. Most of 3 and bottom half of 69 of date clear, also most of monogram and cross but all a bit crude, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-035. Estimate: $250-$375.

623. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1712 J, very rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-221. 1.56 grams. Choice grade but slightly crude strike, the date full but with penultimate digit weak, full oMJ, full cross, faint golden toning. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-038. Estimate: $300-$450.

624. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1713 (J), very rare, NGC VF 35. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-222. 1.52 grams. Bold full 713 of date and mintmark oM, choice full crown and nearly full cross, attractively toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500537-039. Estimate: $250-$375.

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625. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1715 J, rare, NGC AU details / holed, scratches. S-M22; KM-R24; Cal-191. 1.59 grams. Full round flan (extending past the outer border in some places) with all details full and bold, with deep toning all over, old diagonal scratches on obverse, holed past right end of cross. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-040. Estimate: $600-$900.

629. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1719/7 J, very rare, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-195. 1.28 grams. Fully detailed with nice toning and some contrasting sediment in crevices, incomplete rims due to slightly off-center strike, holed at both top and bottom (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-044. Estimate: $500-$750.

626. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1716 J, rare, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-192. 1.42 grams. Nicely toned and fully detailed but a bit worn, with crude old hole at top (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-041. Estimate: $500-$750.

630. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1719/8/7 (J), unique, NGC VF 35. S-M22; KM-unl (24 for type); Cal-unl. 1.70 grams. Very bold full date with faint but certain 9/8 and trace of 7 for last digit (not noted on label), the first and only example we have ever seen, full crown but rest of coin somewhat weak and crude (rectangular flan), deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/ envelope. NGC #6500537-045. Estimate: $250-$375.

627. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1716 (J), rare, NGC

VF 25. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-225. 1.61 grams. Off-center strike with 100% full and clear date, weakly struck but nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-042. Estimate: $200-$300.

631. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1720 J, NGC XF details / plugged, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-198. 1.54 grams. Choice full details (albeit with incomplete rims as slightly off-center) due to contrasting toning, with crudely plugged hole at 7 o’clock / 4 o’clock, one of the more common dates of 1/2R Royals but somehow the first to be graded by NGC. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-016. Estimate: $500-$750.

628. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1718/7 (J), very rare, NGC G 4, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-unl. 1.33 grams. Very worn and crude but with remarkably clear and complete date with fairly clear 8/7 (not noted on label), odd circular scratch on that side, nearly full cross, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-043. Estimate: $150-$225.

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632. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1720 J, very rare, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-229. 1.87 grams. Astonishingly high grade, in fact the ONLY MS-graded 1/2R cob in the NGC census, with choice full cross-andtressure, full oMJ and nearly full crown to right of nearly full date (interestingly rarer than the Royal for this date), lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-017. Estimate: $300-$450.

636. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1723 J, rare, NGC AU details / holed, finest known in NGC census. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-203. 1.80 grams. Broad flan extending past outer borders, bold details in choice high grade with low-contrast toning over muted luster, crude little hole near top (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-021. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

633. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1721 J, NGC VF details / holed. S-M22; KM-R24; Cal-200. 1.46 grams. Full details but slightly crude near edge, deeply rainbow toned, with old hole at top (medal-aligned) that is so close to the edge that you can see it was once stripped but the metal was bent back together. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-018. Estimate: $500-$750.

637. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1723 (J), very rare, NGC F 15, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-232. 1.76 grams. Bold full 23 of date (possibly 3/1 but without any others to compare or reason to skip 2) above full crown, full cross, but all a bit worn, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-022. Estimate: $200-$300.

634. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1722/0 J, rare, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-201. 1.50 grams. A confusing issue in that the erased under-digit 0 lies between the two 2’s in the date, the details all full but slightly crude, lightly toned, holed at bottom (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-019. Estimate: $500-$750.

638. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 172_ (J), unique, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-unl; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 1.36 grams. Full and bold date that is CLEARLY blank where the last digit should appear above the crown (first example we have seen or heard of), off-center strike, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537023. Estimate: $350-up.

635. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1722 J, very rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M22; KM-24; Cal-231. 1.52 grams. Off-center strike enabling a 100% full date, most of cross, good toning, squarish flan. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-020. Estimate: $250-$375.

639. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Louis I (1724-5), assayer D, rare, NGC XF 45. S-M23; KM-25. 1.82 grams. Choice and very bold full monogram with clear assayer D to left and denomination 1/2 to right, also full fleur below, good full cross, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-025. Estimate: $300-$450.

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640. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Louis I (1724-5), assayer not visible (D), rare, NGC VF 35. S-M23; KM-25. 1.61 grams. Highly desirable with LVDOV(ICVS) boldly visible due to off-center strike, full but weak cross, very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537024. Estimate: $200-$300.

643. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1729 (R), very rare, NGC VF 30. S-M24; KM-24a; Cal-236. 1.65 grams. Nice full cross, 100% full date and most of mintmark but assayer off flan (R by default), richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-028. Estimate: $200-$300.

641. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1727 D, rare, NGC VF details / holed. S-M23a; KM-R24; Cal-206. 1.45 grams. Bold details (including date, clearly a clear 7 and not 7/5 or 7/6, both of which exist in Royals) but slightly crude edge due to out-of-round flan, with large hole at top and smaller hole at bottom (medal-aligned), contrastingly toned. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-026. Estimate: $500-$750.

644. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1730/28 R/D, very rare, NGC XF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M24; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-209. 1.77 grams. Broad flan with full rims, very clear overdate and over-assayer, deeply rainbow-toned with small hole at 10 o’clock / 2 o’clock (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-029. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

642. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1728 D, rare, NGC XF details / holed. S-M23a; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-207. 1.34 grams. Bold details enhanced with contrasting toning, slightly truncated peripheries (including tops of digits of date) due to slightly off-center strike, holed at top of cross / left of monogram. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-027. Estimate: $600-$900.

645. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1730 R, very rare, NGC VF 35, finest known in NGC census. S-M24; KM-24a; Cal237. 1.78 grams. Full date and oMR due to off-center obverse, the cross nearly full, toned all over with contrasting sediment around details, neatly angular-cut sides. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500537-030. Estimate: $200-$300.

646. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1730 G, extremely rare, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M25; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-210. 1.75 grams. Deeply toned and fully detailed, with just a small part of the reverse rim missing due to slightly off-center strike, holed at 1 o’clock / 11 o’clock (medal-aligned). Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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647. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1731/0 F/G, unique, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM-unl (24 for type); Cal-unl. 1.39 grams. Very bold strike with contrasting toning, bold full date with very clear 1/0, also bold full mintmark-assayer with very clear F/G (first and only example we have ever seen or heard of), choice full cross as well. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Superior Auction of June 1979, with original lot-tag 2608. NGC #6500540-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

650. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1732/1 F, rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M26; KM-24a; Cal-241. 1.66 grams. Choice bold details all over (contrastingly toned) including a 100% full date with clear 2/1, full oMF, nearly full crown and monogram, and a superb full cross, all on a neatly rectangular flan, very attractive. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope, and to the Superior Auction of June 1979, with original lot-tag 2609. NGC #6500540-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

648. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1731 (F), very rare, NGC VF 30. S-M26; KM-24a; Cal-240. 1.59 grams. Crude dark surfaces but with bold full date and nearly full cross, neat shape with sharp points, tied for finest in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

651. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1732 (F), NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census. S-M26; KM-24a; Cal-242. 1.64 grams. Choice bold details with contrasting toning, the date 100% complete and the cross nearly full, on a smallish oblong flan. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

649. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1732/1/0 (F/G), unique, NGC XF details / cleaned, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM-unl (24 for type); Cal-unl. 1.56 grams. Bold date with full 32 showing very clear 2/1/0, assayer not visible but assumed to be F/G (and noted as such on label), first and only example we have ever seen or heard of, also with most of crown and monogram and cross, contrastingly toned but high points slightly silvery. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540004. Estimate: $300-$450.

652. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1732 F, NGC VF 25. S-M26; KM-24a; Cal-242. 1.56 grams. Good-sized flan with choice full cross, 100% full date, clear oMF, dark contrasting toning, possible adjustment marks on obverse. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

653. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1733 (F), rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. S-M26; KM-24a; Cal-244. 1.56 grams. Off-center strike with exceptionally bold full date (definitively without overdate), deeply toned (low contrast), nearly full cross. Pedigreed to the Clyde Hubbard Collection, with his original tag/envelope. NGC #6500540-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

654. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” no assayer (period of assayer G), king’s name as KAROLVS, very rare. Nesmithplate XII,1; Cal-unl; KM-2. 5.44 grams. Hard to find in any condition, this VF example has faint but discernible legends and interiors, typical dark chocolate coloring all over (less oxidation than usual), clear “Early Series” markings. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

655. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left, NGC XF 45. Nesmith-84d; Cal-72; S-M9; KM-9. 3.16 grams. Mostly round planchet with full legends and interiors, attractive toning. NGC #6276764-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

656. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” no assayer (period of assayer G), king’s name as CAROLVS. Nesmith-5; Cal-26; KMunl. 6.02 grams. Round with full legends and interiors despite spots of oxidation around edges, attractive medium chocolate coloring, hard to find in this condition. Estimate: $600-$900.

657. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” no assayer (period of assayer G), king’s name as CAROLVS. Nesmith-4 type; Cal-31; KM-unl. 5.79 grams. Virtually round with full legends and soft interiors, VF for wear, some light scratches on reverse. Estimate: $400-$600.

658. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” no assayer (period of assayer G), king’s name as CAROLVS. Nesmith-5 type; Cal-26; KM-unl. 6.22 grams. Mostly round planchet with virtually full legends and sharp interiors, attractive toning, some dark areas of oxidation. Estimate: $400-$600.

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659. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, NGC AU 53. S-M11; KM-43; Cal-661. 27.54 grams. Full legends and crown and inner details (round-top 8 for denomination) on a typically broad flan with just a trifle of doubling, very lightly toned, dotted-circle stops visible on reverse legend, desirable grade for a popular issue that can be considered the first generalproduction “dollar” of Mexico. NGC #6504208-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

660. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. S-M12; KM-43; Cal-664. 27.62 grams. Frosty surfaces and sharp details befitting the top grade (the only MS example among eleven entries currently at NGC), including full shield and cross, clear oMF, the legends a bit crude due to uneven flan thickness but with clear king’s ordinal oIIo on obverse and rosette stop on reverse, which also shows IIISPA(NIARVM) with two I’s instead of H. NGC #6498654001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

661. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, NGC VF 20. S-M12a; KM-44.1; Cal-881. 26.95 grams. Richly toned, with good full shield and cross but flat peripheries (unevenly thick), weak oMF but clear denomination 8, some light old marks. NGC #5912657-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

662. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer

A. S-M16; KM-44.3. 27.18 grams. AVF with nearly full shield and cross enhanced with contrasting dark toning in crevices (rich toning all over), clear but incomplete oMA, some heavy old scratches on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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663. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D, NGC VF 20. S-M18a; KM-45. 26.82 grams. Bold full oMD to left of nearly full shield, also nearly full cross but peripheries mostly flat except for partial date (1620), toned all over. NGC #6058720-021. Estimate: $200-$300.

666. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, NGC VF 35. S-M19; KM-45. 26.95 grams. Typical barrel shape with full shield and cross despite typical flatness due to uneven thickness and strike, weak oMP (misattributed to assayer D on label) but clearly ca. 1640 in style, toned all over. NGC #2873601-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

664. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1637 (P), denomination 8 over 4, very rare, ex-Concepción. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1325. 25.91 grams. Very broad and atypically roundish flan with very bold full denomination OO clearly punched over a 4, full 7 of date, nearly full shield and cross but much flatness, lightly toned Fine with practically no corrosion. From the Concepción (1641). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

667. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1691 (L), very rare, ex-Pasay Hoard. S-M21; KM-46; Cal-651. 25.52 grams. Narrow rectangular flan with frosty high-grade surfaces (non-toned AU or so) despite weak strike (mostly flat), yet with clear side of 9 and full 1 of date next to mintmark oM. Estimate: $250-$375.

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668. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729 R/D, extremely rare. S-M24; KM-unl (47a for type); Cal-unl. 26.29 grams. The existence of 1729 D has been contentious among researchers (in the absence of any 100% clear examples), as it is known that the changeover from D to R (ironically the same person, Rivas previously acting as assayer on behalf of the Carmelites of the Holy Desert) took place on March 17 of that year, although clear examples of 1729 R/D are already known in 4R and 2R (one each). The present discovery coin shows without doubt a full date and oMR with enough parts of an under-assayer D at the bottom of the R to attribute to R/D. Most of the shield and cross are also visible, with contrasting dark toning in crevices, but the surfaces are lightly corroded as from an unspecified shipwreck (AVF otherwise). Estimate: $500-up.

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1647/6 P, very rare. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1340. 27.34 grams. Very bold full oMP below 47 of date with faint but certain under-digit 6, good full shield and cross, AVF with light toning in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

669. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 R, with crossin-circle and five-petal flower countermarks (Sumenep/ Madura Island, Indonesia, 1 real batu, 1814) on cross. Host: S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1416. 26.85 grams. Very bold full date and oMR on host, also with good full cross-lions-castles, the peripheral countermarks full and clear, overall Fine with contrasting dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

672. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, NGC MS 62. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-505. 13.59 grams. Exceptionally broad flan extending beyond the outer borders, with 100% full legends and inner details, choice grade (second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63, among a current population of 54!), also with beautiful rainbow toning all over. NGC #2126571-035. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

673. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, NGC VF 30. S-M19; KM-38. 13.39 grams. Full and bold oMP, very attractive cross and nearly full shield, the peripheries flat but with lovely rainbow toning all over. NGC #4673434-019. Estimate: $150-$225.

670. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732 F, with rosette countermark (possibly Sumenep/Madura Island, Indonesia, 1 real batu, 1814) and graffiti on cross. Host: S-M26; KM-47a; Cal-1427. 26.63 grams. Full date and mintmark and top of F to left of most of shield, good full cross but flat peripheries, which on the reverse contain both a rosette countermark (not a style we have seen before) and light Malay script graffiti, About Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

674. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731/0 F, with a Madura Island (Sumenep), Indonesia, 1/2 real batu (ca. 1814), five-petal flower countermark, PCGS VF30, ex-Pat Johnson. Host: S-M26; KM-40a; Cal-1093. 13.43 grams. Neat shape with obverse struck off-center so that the outer border is well inside of and follows the contour of the edge, choice full date and oMF, excellent full cross (well centered) with nearly full countermark, choice toning all over. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #44713926. Estimate: $600-$900.

671. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732 F, with fivepetal flower countermark on reverse for Madura Island (Sumenep), Indonesia, 1 real batu (ca. 1814). Host: S-M26; KM-47a; Cal-1427. 26.04 grams. Choice bold and full date and oMF, good full cross, deeply toned all over, with complete and clear countermark near edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

675. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1658 P, very rare. S-M19; KM-22; Cal567. 1.18 grams. Nearly full crown with bold full 58 of date to left (decidedly without the usual overdate 8/7), full oM and top part of P, nearly full cross, VF details with crusty dark oxidation, lemondrop shape. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Klippes

676. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1734 MF, rare. S-M28; KM-unl (41 for type); Cal-1102. 13.08 grams. Non-toned VF+ with choice full crown and shield and cross, clear and desirable final date without the usual overdate (particularly rare thus), also full MF and oM-4, strong die-clashing on obverse, holed at bottom (medal-aligned). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Early Pillars Type

Lima Silver Cobs

677. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, motto PL-VSV-TR above denomination, legends HISPANIA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-6; Cal-209. 3.33 grams. Broad thin flan with much legend including full PHILIPVS oIIo, full but slightly doubled interior details, well-toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

678. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, legends HISP / IARVM. S-L1; KM-3; Cal-115. 1.64 grams. Slightly off-center strike on an exceptionally broad flan extending well past the borders, choice bold legends and inner details, no doubling, lightly toned XF+. Estimate: $350-$500.

679. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, legends HISPANI / IARVM. S-L1; KM-3; Cal-115. 1.38 grams. Broad flan extending beyond the border in places, with choice full legends and full but weaker inner details, toned on fields, XF with very slight surface porosity. Estimate: $300-$450.

Shield Type

680. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-8 (flat top) to left, P-oD to right, NGC AU 55. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-654. (Weight not specified.) Excellent full shield and crown with bold P-oD to right and full but double-struck *-8 to left, choice full cross with full legend on that side, traces of toning in crevices. NGC #6625111-012. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

681. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-8 to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-655. 27.21 grams. VG with weak centers and light old scratches, full crown and most of legend on both sides, traces of toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

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682. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-4 to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-11; Cal-499. 13.63 grams. Good full legends and inner details, the assayer doubled, VF with traces of gray encrustation. Estimate: $300-$450.

“Star of Lima”

683. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer I to left of castle, rare. S-unl; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 0.78 gram. Recent research by Jorge Proctor (“La inesperada existencia de una aparente marca de ensayador I en ciertas monedas de Lima y la acuñación de 1592” in Boletín Numismático 112 [2022]) has shown that what we once thought was a mis-struck mintmark P is actually assayer I (boldly visible on this coin) for assayer Jacome Bricanino of 1592 only (this being the only denomination struck), the castle and lion both full and clearly without any other punches to left or right, some legend, toned and oxidized VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

684. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, “Star of Lima” type, 1660 V, extremely rare, NGC XF 45, finest and only example in NGC census. S-L5; KM-17; Cal-1015. 13.52 grams Choice full cross-and-tressure, good full crown and pillars with complete PLVS / •-star-• / VLTRA above 660 date with dot at bottom and waves in legend beyond the border of dots, also with part of king’s name in legend on that side (officially the only type of pillars-and-waves coin to have the king’s name on the pillars side), nearly round flan with attractive toning. This is the first Lima 4 reales 1660 we have offered for auction or privately in over a decade, with just one other (NGC VF details / environmental damage) having graced the market recently, many times rarer than the 4R 1659 and also much rarer than the 8R 1660. NGC #6498648-001. Estimate: $7,500-up.

Pillars and Waves

685. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1700 H. S-L15; KM-24; Cal-607. 27.47 grams. Full and well-centered pillars with bold full date and assayer, nearly full but slightly off-center cross with second date below, lightly toned and problem-free AXF. Estimate: $400-$600.

686. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740 V. S-L22; KM-34a; Cal-1317. 27.17 grams. Toned AXF with typically flat peripheries but nice centers, including one complete pillar, clear date and assayer and mintmark, part of king’s name and bold upside-down V for A in pillars-side legend. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Potosí Silver Cobs

687. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón), very rare. S-P1; KM-5.1; Cal-667. 26.37 grams. The long and eminently collectible Potosí 8R non-Royal cob series has several rarities, but none so significant as the very first issue under assayer Rincón in 1575, populated by perhaps only around a dozen examples struck from two different obverse dies that differ most notably by the legend and style of lion in Brabant: D,G, and Seville-style lion (Paoletti 47, Sellschopp 13) versus DEI,G, and flat lion (Paoletti 48, Sellschopp 12). The present example of the former die shows a full crown and nearly full legends in addition to the choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, with slightly uneven rusty toning over slightly oxidized surfaces, overall VF or better. Estimate: $5,000-up.

688. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 25.27 grams. Choice full crown and shield with clear denomination to right but mintmark-assayer to left not visible due to doubling (definitive style), the full cross even more doubled but also bolder, much legend on both sides, AXF with contrasting toning and spots of light oxidation. Estimate: $200-$300.

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689. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erasure, rare. S-P5; KM-5.1; Cal-671. 27.38 grams. Another peak of Potosí cob collecting is this C-under-erasure issue of around 1580, struck by assayer Cristóbal Ruiz Vizcayno in a brief interlude between assayer-B tenures. It is uncertain whether the erasure between the mintmark and assayer is a B or a B/L, but in any case this is the only time an assayer effaced his predecessor’s mark as opposed to over-striking or starting a fresh die. Of this issue there are two obverse dies known—Paoletti 59, Sellschopp 141; Paoletti 60, Sellschopp 140—the present coin being the latter, with bold full legends and crown, full but weaker shield and cross, the assayer quite bold but the mintmark and denomination flat, lightly cleaned AXF with a few minor flan-cracks and touch of oxidation at edge. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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690. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 25.92 grams. Attractively toned AXF with nice full shield and cross (with fancy castles), nearly full crown, full P-B, most of denomination and legend showing square-dot separators (Sellschopp 199, a variety missing in Paoletti). Estimate: $250-$375.

693. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-5.1; Cal-674. 26.91 grams. Small-diameter flan with choice full shield but very weak P-A, nice but doubled full cross, deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

691. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-5.1; Cal-674. 27.13 grams. Lovely VF example with contrasting dark toning, full inner details including bold P-A, much crown and legend, just a few old marks to be expected within the grade. Estimate: $400-$600.

694. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 26.67 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full crown and legends, bold full P-B, full cross-and-tressure with curiously “legless” lions (a scarce variety not mentioned in Sellschopp or Paoletti), toned AVF with rainbow colors in peripheries, traces of rusty residue on edge. Estimate: $350-$500.

692. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A, exGardini. S-P11; KM-5.1; Cal-674. 27.25 grams. XF with light toning all over, choice full shield with very bold full assayer A, slightly doubled full cross, minor edge-split and peripheral flatness. Pedigreed to the Marco Gardini collection (Sedwick Auction 19, with original lot-tag 772). Estimate: $300-$450.

695. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. S-P13; KM-5.1; Cal-675. 27.39 grams. Bold full RL and denomination o-VIII flanking choice full shield, bold full cross-lions-castles with trace of doubling, evenly toned XF. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2003, with original lot-tag 1437. Estimate: $400-$600.

696. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5; Cal-672. 27.27 grams. AXF with dark oxidation in peripheries but choice full shield with bold full P-B, bold full cross with trace of doubling, full borders of x’s on both sides. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of June 2002, with original lot-tag 692. Estimate: $350-$500.

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697. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved-leg), NGC VF 35. S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. (Weight not specified.) Broad flan with some peripheral flatness (very weak assayer as a result) but choice full shield, good full cross, clear king’s ordinal III, contrasting toning. NGC #1756817-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

700. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1626 P, quadrants of cross transposed, very rare. S-P23; KM-19a; Cal-1445. 26.64 grams. Broad flan with bold full P•P and denomination o-VIII flanking nice full shield, full but partially flat shield with mid-1620s “flat” lions and full but weak 6 of date (not 100% certain), lightly toned AXF. Estimate: $400-$600.

698. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 27.01 grams. Very broad flan with off-center obverse featuring a bold full P-Q, full shield, and bold full DGHISPANIARVM, good full cross (slightly doubled), nicely toned VF+, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

701. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1628 P/T, variety with barbell ornament after date, very rare. S-P24; KM-unl (19a for type); Cal-1450. 27.08 grams. Very bold and clear date followed by distinctive barbell-like ornament outside of full cross, the shield also bold and full with clear P•P/T to left, AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

699. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1622 P, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P22; KM-19; Cal-1438. 27.03 grams. Bold P+P (1622 only) and denomination o-VIII flanking full shield, full cross-andtressure (slightly doubled) with trace of final 2 of date, nicely toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

702. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P/T (ca. 1628). S-P24; KM-unl (19a for type); Cal-1450. 27.00 grams. Low-contrast, non-toned XF with choice full shield and cross, full P•P/T, denomination o-VIII. Estimate: $250-$375.

703. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1628 T. S-P24; KM-19a; Cal1451. 27.26 grams. Very bold full Z8 of date outside of bold full cross, choice full shield with clear P•T• to left, VF with toned fields, minor verdigris. Estimate: $600-$900.

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704. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629 (T), fine-dot borders. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1454. 27.11 grams. Broad flan with crude and unevenly thick perimeter displaying a bold full king’s ordinal IIII and date 16Z9 as a result, good full shield and cross, XF with orange sediment all over. Estimate: $600-$900.

707. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, style of 1630-1 with cross-crosslet ornaments above and below denomination and between P and T. S-P26; KM-19a. 27.27 grams. Nice full shield with full x-8-x to right and P-T with x superimposed over the T to left, full but slightly doubled cross with full 16 of date in legend, most of king’s ordinal IIII, lightly toned AXF with a few spots of verdigris. Estimate: $250-$375.

705. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630 T, dots above and below denomination. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1455. 27.42 grams. Bottom half of date outside of full cross, good full shield with clear •P•T• to left and weaker •8• to right, lightly toned VF+ with odd natural lacuna in edge. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 1994, with original lot-tag 923. Estimate: $350-$500.

708. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1631 T. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1456. 27.55 grams. Nearly full and bold 1631 date outside full cross with bold lions, good full shield with clear but doubled •P•T• to left, contrastingly toned AVF. Estimate: $300-$450.

706. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630 T, crosslet-cross ornaments above and below denomination, ex-Karon. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1455. 26.97 grams. Boldly detailed XF+ with 100% full date and king’s ordinal IIII, full P-T-dot and x-8-x flanking full shield, choice full cross-lions-castles, slightly off-center strike, with crusty dark toning all over. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon Collection and the Ponterio auction of January 2003, with original lot-tag 1443. Estimate: $400-$600.

709. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1639 TR, rare. S-P27; KM19a; Cal-1466. 23.93 grams. Bold full 39 of date and clear P•TR•, most of shield and cross (slightly off-center strike), non-toned Fine with lightly oxidized surfaces. Estimate: $350-$500.

710. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1643 TR, rare. S-P29; KM-19a; Cal-unl. 23.69 grams. Bold and clear 43 of date and full P•TR, most of shield and nearly full cross with new “furry” lions, nicely toned VF with part of edge probably shaved and hammered long ago (about 10% underweight), edge-split. Estimate: $500-$750.

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711. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650 O, no countermark (rare). S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1488. 27.79 grams. Full shield with assayer O visible both left and right, bottom of 5 and full 0 of date outside of full but partially flat cross, Fine with brownish encrustation on fields but apparently not salvaged (rare thus) and atypically uncountermarked. Estimate: $500-$750.

714. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period), PCGS AU details / environmental damage, exPat Johnson. S-P4; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.66 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full crown and legends (with H in HISPANIARVM, albeit flat), choice full inner details, but most striking feature is the vibrant rainbow toning that renders the center of the cross a bright reddish gold ringed with greenish-blue tressure, minor traces of oxidation. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #44662226. Estimate: $250-$375.

712. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M below mintmark P to left, rare, PCGS XF details / corrosion removed, ex-Pat Johnson, ex- “Americas” Collection. S-P2; KM-4.2; Cal-520. 13.07 grams. Nearly full crown and legends including D,G,ISPANIARVM without H, full interior details with especially bold P-M to left and denomination o-iiii to right, the obverse nicely toned in crevices but the reverse more oxidized with dark patches, desirable pedigrees. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label) and to the “Americas” Collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983, with original lot-tag 1011). PCGS #44662217. Estimate: $350-$500.

715. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s on obverse only. S-P14; KM-unl; Cal-525. 13.64 grams. Bold full shield with choice details, full but doubled cross, full P-B, VF with contrasting toning and dark oxidation near edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

713. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period). S-P4; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.45 grams. Broad flan with choice full crown and nearly full legends (HISPANIARVM with H) and prominent borders of tightly spaced dots per the period, full but central flat shield and cross (slightly doubled), full P-B and denomination o-iiii, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $400-$600.

716. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1623 with date rendered as “(16)ZIII,” assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, very rare. S-P22 or P22a; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 4.46 grams. Very bold full III of date above cross but also bold upside-down V and II to left of shield (actually matching the other known 1623 we sold in Auction 22, but shifted inward from doubling, presumably an incorrect spelling within the word HISPANIARVM), with most of cross and shield but part of edge corroded away, the assayer not visible but probably T/P as was clear on the previous example. Estimate: $250-$375.

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717. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1650 O, with arms countermark on reverse, unique. S-P35; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 7.06 grams. To anyone who studies the Potosí shield-type series, this coin is almost mythical, as it is unprecedented both as a 2R Royal and as a countermarked 2R. It is perfectly round and actually overweight, with nearly full legends (clear bottom half of date) and complete inner details (two bold assayers) in Fine grade with some old scratches in flat areas but all nicely contrasting with dark toning in crevices, the inevitable hole placed to right of the cross, with distinct partial arc of dot-border around a column of three dots from the side of an arms countermark (Mastalir ASa) to the left of the cross. By our records, this is the ONLY shield-type Potosí Royal known in 2 reales. Estimate: $5,000-up.

Pillars and Waves

718. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652 E post-transitional (Type VIII/B), NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500. 27.10 grams. Oblong flan with choice full pillarsand-waves and cross-lions-castles, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, bold full 1-PH-6 below full crown, full king’s ordinal IIII, lightly toned all over. NGC #4488416-008. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

719. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1656 E, no PH at top, denomination above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-unl. 27.41 grams. Round and Royal-like with choice and well-centered cross-lions-castles inside full legend PHILIPPVS . IIII, slightly off-center pillars with super-bold waves, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, contrastingly toned VF with minor edge-split. Estimate: $500-$750.

720. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658 E, pomegranate above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1520. 28.20 grams. Full pillars and (doubled) waves and cross with some old marks in flat areas, four-digit date in legend and both of the other dates visible as well, all three mintmarks and assayers, AVF with dark toning in crevices on pillars side. Estimate: $300-$450.

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721. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659 E. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal1523. 26.52 grams. Richly toned AVF with full pillars-and-waves (old marks in center), full but doubled cross, two dates, deep edge-crack. Estimate: $300-$450.

724. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668 E, PCGS VF detail / environmental damage. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-699. 26.92 grams. Bold pillars and center of cross, three assayers, two mintmarks and dates (both on pillars side), uneven flan with flat spots but also some light surface porosity, deep gunmetal toning all over. PCGS #45980183. Estimate: $300-$450.

722. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1663 E. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal1527. 28.35 grams. Broad flan with 100% full date in legend below full pillars-and-waves, choice full crown above and second date below full cross-lions-castles, all three mintmarks and assayers, lightly struck VF+ with toning around details. Estimate: $500-$750.

725. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671 E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal702. 27.07 grams. Very bold full details despite all-over double-strike, richly toned XF (scarce as non-salvage), with three small edge-splits. Estimate: $250-$375.

723. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664 E. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1528. 27.08 grams. Exceptionally bold full pillars and cross, well centered and choice, with lovely toning all over, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers visible, AU with small edge-crack. Estimate: $600-$900.

726. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675 E, NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-706. 26.78 grams. Bold full cross (nice lions) and full pillars despite flat areas, lightly toned, very crude edge (as made) with odd protrusion between two cracks. NGC #2886393-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

727. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676 E, NGC VF 35, exEspinola. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-708. 26.63 grams. Very choice bold strike with full but slightly doubled pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, attractively toned, two mintmarks and assayers and all three dates. Pedigreed to the Espinola collection (stated on label). NGC #5845198-004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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728. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684 V. S-P39; KM-26; Cal-722. 26.65 grams. Bold full pillars and cross despite much peripheral flatness, two dates and three assayers, deeply toned VF with two edge-splits. Estimate: $300-$450.

729. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1686 VR, NGC VF details / holed. S-P40; KM-R26; Cal-682. 27.01 grams. Beautifully toned and fully detailed, with slight doubling only at bottom of cross and on POTOSI in legend, holed at bottom of cross, die-match with Lázaro 216, a lovely Royal without the expense of being unholed and/or top grade. NGC #5779586-025. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

730. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687 VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-729. 27.29 grams. Good full pillars with choice full crown above, good full cross-lions-castles, three dates and assayers, VF with some peripheral flatness. Estimate: $250-$375.

731. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687 VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-729. 27.59 grams. Nearly full cross, one full pillar (that side slightly off-center), two dates and three assayers, somewhat weakly struck VF with open edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

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732. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689 VR, NGC VF 35, ex-Rosenheim. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-731. 26.75 grams. Good full pillarsand-waves with two dates and mintmarks and assayers, off-center cross with full CAROLVS in legend, richly toned and with dark area in periphery, one edge-split. Pedigreed to the Arturo Rosenheim collection (Sedwick Auction 29, with original lot-tag 488). NGC #4435033-009. Estimate: $350-$500.

734. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1690 VR, NGC VF 30. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-733. 27.60 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and waves with all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, well centered and contrastingly toned. NGC #2800573-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

733. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689 VR, PCGS XF45, finest known in PCGS census. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-731. 27.66 grams. Broad flan with much flatness but full pillars and (off-center) cross nonetheless, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, toned fields, top grade at either PCGS or NGC. PCGS #45498318. Estimate: $350-$500.

735. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1690 VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-733. 27.36 grams. Small-flan XF with bold full pillars-and-waves (doubled) and cross-lions-castles (off-center), the latter with full CAROLVS II in legend, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, light toning and sediment on fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

736. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1700 F, very rare, NGC XF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census. S-P42; KM-R26; Cal-696. 26.80 grams. Broad flan (bigger than Lázaro 238, a die-match, rated at R4, just three or four known), with choice full legends and interior details, mercifully small hole at very top of pillars side, deeply toned all over. NGC #5779587-004. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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737. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1701 Y, Charles II posthumous, ex-Ugaz. S-P43; KM-26; Cal-unl. 26.62 grams. Chunky, smallish flan with some flat spots but bold full date and assayer and both mintmarks between full pillars above full waves, the cross side heavily doubled but with bold second date and assayer and trace of king’s name in legend, nicely toned AVF, scarce. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ugaz collection (Sedwick Auction 30, with original lot-tag 661). Estimate: $300-$450.

738. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1704 Y. S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1539. 25.88 grams. Fine with contrasting black fields, full pillars-and-waves and cross despite flat area (same place on both sides), bold date and two assayers. Estimate: $350-$500.

739. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1708 Y. S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1543. 26.47 grams. Chunky flan with much flatness but one full and sharp pillar, one lion, clear date and assayer, part of king’s name in legend, technically no worse than XF with edge-split and patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

740. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1709 Y, NGC VF details / holed. S-P43a; KM-R31; Cal-1481. 26.59 grams. Full details (including legends, in stark contrast with the chunky regular-issue cobs), with some light doubling here and there, richly toned, with hole near left end of cross, die-match with Lázaro 250 (rated R3). NGC #5779586-036. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

741. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1716 Y. S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1552. 26.75 grams. Chunky flan with lots of small, sharp points on edge, full pillars and nearly full cross, two dates and parts of all three assayers, VF with patchy dark toning, much flatness. Estimate: $200-$300.

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742. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1721 Y, rare, NGC XF details / plugged, ex-Globus. S-P43a; KM-R31; Cal-1493. 27.57 grams. Superb full details on both sides (far superior to Lázaro 268, a die-match, rated R2), just the top of the cross a bit doubled, with lovely toning all over, crudely plugged hole at bottom of cross. Pedigreed to the Dr. Alfred R. Globus Collection (Stack’s auction of December 2000, lot 5). NGC #5779586-042. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

743. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1726 Y, Louis I, very rare, NGC XF details / holed. S-P43b; KM-R35; Cal-45. (Weight not specified.) Just as the Rincón 8R is the pinnacle of the shield-type series (see lot 687), the Louis I 8R Royal is the top trophy of the pillars-and-waves series (not counting the even-rarer Hearts), and this example is a choice one, with bold full details and contrasting toning all over (no doubling), including a complete LVIS PRIMERO in legend, on a broader flan than and clearly superior to Lázaro 307 (a die-match, rated R3), with crude hole at bottom of cross / top of pillars (coin-aligned), arguably the nicest example to hit the market in many years. NGC #6678205-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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744. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1731 M, ex-Ugaz. S-P44; KM-31a; Cal-1564. 26.87 grams. Chunky flan with well-centered full pillars and cross, two bold dates and parts of all three mintmarks and assayers, technically high grade (AU-), with toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ugaz collection (Sedwick Auction 30, with original lot-tag 682). Estimate: $250-$375.

748. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742 P, ex-Ugaz. S-P48; KM-31a; Cal-1581. 27.11 grams. Chunky but choice for the period, with good full pillars and cross, bold date and all four P’s on pillars side plus clear date below cross, parts of edge cracked crude (as made), contrastingly toned XF. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ugaz collection (Sedwick Auction 30, with original lot-tag 689). Estimate: $250-$375.

745. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1734 E. S-P46; KM-31a; Cal-1569. 25.98 grams. Chunky XF with deep toning, choice full pillars-and-waves and bold full cross, three mintmarks, clear date and assayer, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

749. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752 q, ex-Rosenheim. S-P52; KM-40; Cal-522. 27.08 grams. Exceptionally bold full pillars-andwaves and cross-lions-castles, all three dates and assayers, lightly toned AXF, somewhat odd-shaped flan. Pedigreed to the Arturo Rosenheim collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1737 M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT1575. 26.61 grams. Good full pillars with bold date, two mintmarks and assayers, bold cross with date below and third mintmark to left, AVF

750. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1756 q. S-P54; KM-40; Cal-534. 27.18 grams. Full cross and pillars despite crudely uneven flan, with two dates and three assayers, VF with test-cut, scuffs and rust spot. Estimate: $150-$225.

with black-toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

747. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1739 M. S-P47; KM-31a; Cal-1577. 27.14 grams. Very chunky VF+ with parts of edge crude (as made), nice full waves and one pillar 100% full, two dates and mintmarks, clear assayer, dark toning in most crevices. Estimate: $175-$250.

751. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1759 q, NGC VF 35. S-P54; KM-40; Cal-537. 26.60 grams. Chunky flan with two bold dates, full pillars and nearly full cross (both well centered), peripheral flatness, darkly toned fields. NGC #4328441-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

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752. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Heart, 1701 Y, unique, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census, exRudman, ex-Karon. S-P43; KM-unl; Cal-509. 12.45 grams. Specially struck for religious use (it is believed), the Hearts of Potosí as a group are the most highly prized cobs, and 4 reales Hearts are among the rarest (only the diminutive 1/2R being rarer), with a current confirmed census of just 17 pieces, all but one being different dates. The present example (the only one known for the date) found fame in the Paul Karon collection sold in 1990 and until now has resided in the esteemed Isaac Rudman collection. Like many Hearts, the flan “leans” from center, but with desirable medallic alignment, with small square hole in the stem at top for customary use as a pendant, slightly low in weight as a natural aspect of the type. Also, like most Hearts, this piece does not have complete legends, but it does show all the inner details with lovely contrasting toning, a true trophy of an extremely rare type. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman Coin Cabinet (stated on label) and to the Paul Karon Collection (Ponterio Auction of March 1990, lot 386). NGC #6508612-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

753. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1747 q, Ferdinand VI. S-P50a; KM-unl (39 for type); Cal-398. 13.42 grams. Chunky flan with good full cross (albeit off-center) and nearly full pillars, two dates and three mintmarks, trace of -DVS of king’s name in legend, darkly toned XF+. Estimate: $250-$375.

755. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1750 E. S-P51; KM-39; Cal-403. 13.59 grams. Chunky round flan with good full pillars and bold full cross, AU for grade with very dark toning all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

754. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1749 q. S-P50a; KM-39; Cal-400. 13.50 grams. Bold full waves and one full pillar, bold full cross, two dates and assayers, darkly toned XF with edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

756. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1682 V. S-P39; KM-24; Cal-410. 6.42 grams. Frosty Mint State (rare grade) on a broad flan with tiny edge-splits, good full pillars-and-waves (with peripheral lacuna) and cross-lions-castles, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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757. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1684 V. S-P39; KM-24; Cal-413. 7.03 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with four(!) dates due to a peripheral double-strike, the pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles both full despite weak spots, AU- with hints of luster and toning, small edge-crack with related hammered-down piece. Estimate: $350-$500.

759. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1693 VR, NGC AU 53. S-P40; KM-24; Cal-426. 7.70 grams. Bold full pillars and most of cross with flat area in periphery, two bold dates and king’s ordinal II, three assayers, contrastingly toned. NGC #6349470-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

758. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1687 VR, NGC MS 60, finest known in the NGC census. S-P40; KM-24; Cal-420. 6.34 grams. Very broad flan with rather bold full pillars and cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, frosty with muted luster, small edge-split. NGC #3154778-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

760. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Royal (galano), 1747 q, NGC VF details / holed, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Santa Rosa de Lima. S-P50; KM-unl; Cal-539. 2.81 grams. Cute little Royal, perfectly centered and even, with lovely toning all over, holed to right of cross with second (smaller) hole to right of that, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks. Pedigreed to the Santa Rose de Lima Collection (Sedwick Auction 18, lot 794). NGC #6289978-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted)

Argentina (River Plate Provinces)

761. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), 8 reales, 1813 J, Potosí mint, NGC AU details / cleaned. Janson-4.1; KM-5. Muted luster with traces of very light toning, no obvious hairlines (despite the stated grade-limiter), nice strike with no typical flaws. NGC #6680044001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Argentina (Mendoza “imitation cob”)

762. Mendoza, Argentina, “imitation cob” 2 reales, “818” date (ca. 1823 clandestine coinage), extremely rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only example in NGC census, exStohr. Janson-10.1; KM-unl. 4.55 grams. Nicely toned and choice condition (many grades higher than the Janson-plated example), with 100% full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, XRF-tested at 94% fine silver. After about a century of misattribution to Venezuela based on Medina, these “818” coins are now tentatively attributed to clandestine issuance in Mendoza by virtue of a single example known with Mendoza “Fidelidad” countermark from a decree of December 2, 1823 (see Janson-10.2 on page 472 of his latest edition from 2020). Pedigreed to the Tomas Stohr collection. NGC #6503001-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Argentina (Córdoba)

763. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1851, large sunface, PCGS AU53. Janson-61.2; KM-24.3. Richly toned and well struck, the fully rendered sunface a veritable grimace. PCGS #45980179. Estimate: $200-$300.

764. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1852, Rioja-style sunface, PCGS AU53. Janson-64.1; KM-A31. Splashes of rainbow toning over muted luster, incomplete sunface-side rim due to slightly offcenter strike. PCGS #45980180. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Argentina (Republic)

765. Argentina, 1 peso (patacón), 1883, NGC MS 61. Janson-14; KM-29. Strong luster for the grade, almost certainly assigned based on some bagmarks in the bust-side fields, second finest in NGC census (interestingly not the Siegel specimen, which bore that honor when auctioned in 2018) behind a single MS 63, scarcest of a popular three-date series. NGC #6678203-005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

766. Argentina, copper 1 centavo, 1882, near 2, NGC MS 62 Brown. Janson-38.2; KM32. Somewhat dark and with musted luster but nearly devoid of marks. NGC #6677879-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

Bolivia (colonial)

Pillars

767. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1768 JR, no dot over mintmark, NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census. Janson-61.2.1; Yonaka-P1.68. Lightly toned and well struck with muted luster throughout. NGC #6289982-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

Gold

768. Potosí, Bolivia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1784/3 PR. Janson-68.7.1; Cal-2068; KM-59; Fr-1. 27.01 grams. Lightly cleaned AU with nice luster, choice details from an exemplary strike, scarce overdate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

770. Potosí, Bolivia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1779 PR, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. Janson-70.2; Cal-1655; KM-57; Fr-4. In contrast to their peninsular analogues, the lower-denomination gold bust coins of Potosí were struck in small numbers and are elusive to collectors today. The present piece, attractively red-toned, has trivial marks on the obverse but a bold and well-preserved reverse, with hints of luster. NGC #6494962-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

769. Potosí, Bolivia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800 PP, NGC AU 58 (“top pop”). Janson-72.12; Cal-1706; KM-81; Fr-14. Choice luster, some light marks and slight wear on highest points of bust, currently one of six at this top grade at NGC. NGC #6448520005. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

771. Potosí, Bolivia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1785 PR, NGC XF 40. Janson-70.8; Cal-1663; KM-57; Fr-4. Good strike with wear on bust, toned in crevices, traces of luster on reverse. NGC #6490613-006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Busts

772. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774 JR, NGC MS 63. Janson-63.2; Cal-1170; KM-55. Mirrorlike luster and frosty details, perfect strike except for minor weakness on lower castle, overall rather nice for this peak grade for this hoard date. NGC #6276744006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

775. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1784 PR, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Janson-63.13.4; Cal1187; KM-55. Very faint steely toning over luster, only light marks, parts of rims weak, first example in MS we have seen for this non-hoard date. NGC #6059048-008. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

773. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777 PR, NGC MS 60. Janson-63.6; Cal-1174; KM-55. Choice bold strike with strong luster for the assigned grade, some light marks and hairlines. NGC #6059048-010. Estimate: $600-$900.

776. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806 PJ, NGC AU 58. Janson-76.18.2; KM-73; Cal-1012; Cal-1012; KM-73. 27.00 grams. Nice light toning over muted luster, off-center strike with incomplete rims. NGC #5965264-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

774. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1779 PR, 9/9 variety, NGC MS 62. Janson-63.8.2; Cal-1176; KM-55. Mirrorlike luster and frosty details, bold but slightly off-center strike with traces of die-clashing on reverse, minor bagmarks only, clear 9/9 variety as mentioned in Janson (not noted on label). NGC #6205457-007. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

777. La Plata, Bolivia, 8 reales-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808. Medina-311; Herrera-26. 27.11 grams. Obverse with crowned, rampant lion holding down a two-headed eagle with his lower paw, the upper paw touching a double-stacked castle, inside legend . FERDINANDO . VII [ornament] HISP . ET IND . R . [La Plata monogram] . 1808; reverse with La Plata city arms (double-headed eagle, three mountains, four castles) inside legend . OPTIMO . PRINC . PUBLICE . FIDELIT . IURAT . [ornament]; square-and-circle edge per bust-type 8 reales. Richly toned and problem-free AU, popular medal symbolizing support for the Spanish resistance under Ferdinand VII against the Napoleonic regime in Spain. Estimate: $300-$450. Social

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778. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813 PJ, error with king’s ordinal as IIV, rare, NGC XF 45. Janson-86.3.2; Cal-1376; KM-84. Traces of luster and gray toning over only lightly worn surfaces (the bust just weakly struck), the egregious error a rare and desirable key for the series. Unfortunately, NGC did not attribute the error to this coin, so it does not appear properly in the census, which shows only a single entry for the error (AU 55). NGC #1877659-026. Estimate: $300-$450.

779. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1808 PJ, NGC MS 64 (“top pop”). Janson-79.21.2; Cal-484; KM-70. Choice strike with superb full rims, brilliant cartwheel luster, virtually no marks, top grade at NGC (shared with just one other). NGC #6493258-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

780. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1805 PJ, NGC MS 65+. Janson-80.17.2; Cal-315; KM-69. Deeply rainbow toned over full luster, the obverse with strong purple ring around a deep magenta center, no marks or wear, second finest in the NGC census behind a single MS 67-star (the only 67 in the whole colonial series) that in our opinion is imperceptibly nicer than the present piece. NGC #6134570-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

781. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1822 PJ, NGC MS 65 (“top pop”). Janson-90.7; Cal-437; KM-90. Choice bold rims and strong strike except for ribbons on pillars, elegantly rainbow toned over strong luster, one of just two at this top NGC grade. NGC #6105568-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Bolivia (Republic)

782. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 8 scudos, 1832 JL, PCGS AU58 (“top pop”). Fr-21; KM-99. Rich gold color, good strike with only light wear and marks (including diagonal adjustment marks on the mountain), slight central weakness on Bolívar’s bust and flan-bulge inside date-side legend, tied with two others for finest in PCGS census (bettered by a pair of MS 61’s at NGC). PCGS #41730458. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

783. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 8 scudos, 1835 LM, NGC MS 61. Fr-21; KM-99. Choice strike with good luster under splashes of toning, fully detailed portrait of Bolívar, flashy for the grade. NGC #2895260003. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

784. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 8 scudos, 1852 FP, bust facing right. Fr-34; KM-116. 26.97 grams. Light yellow color with ample luster in legends, with faint wear on Bolívar’s bust and probably a few too many small marks to make MS but undeniably choice AU. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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790. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1838 LM, NGC MS 62. KM-97. Bright luster with very minor marks and hairlines, slight central weakness on Bolívar. NGC #6444729-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

785. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 2 scudos, 1834 LM, rare, NGC MS 64 (“top pop”). Fr-23; KM-101. Choice bold strike with strong luster at rims, faint adjustment marks on bust of Bolívar in military uniform, rare two-year type, tied with one other for finest in the NGC census. NGC #6105556-005. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

786. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1/2 scudo, 1842 LR, NGC MS 62, ex-Eliasberg, ex-Voetter. Fr-30; KM-104. Very bold strike with toning around details on date side, practically no marks or wear but some high points on Bolívar’s bust a bit flat, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Louis Eliasberg Collection (stated on label, ANR Auction of April 2005, lot 1076), and to the Thomas W. Voetter Collection (B. Max Mehl Auction of January 1943, lot 194). NGC #3605672-015. Estimate: $600-$900.

787. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1/2 scudo

medallic coinage, 1854, Belzu, PCGS MS64 (“top pop”). Burnett-65.2; Fonrobert-9591. Obverse with standing mother holding baby and with one standing child on each side above cornucopia to left and flower on stem to right within legend LA PATRIA AL Y. DEFENSOR DE SU INDEPA.; reverse with bare head of Belzu above clouds and wreath inside legend M.Y. BELZU PRESID. CONSTITUCIONAL. Choice bold strike with no marks or wear, slightly muted luster, tied with two others for finest in PCGS census. PCGS #47050328. Estimate: $400-$600.

788. Potosí, Bolivia, gold 1/2 scudo, 1855 FP, NGC MS 64. Fr-36; KM-113. Brilliant luster all over, choice bold strike and practically no marks, fully detailed portrait of Bolívar, tied with one other for finest in the NGC census. NGC #448932-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

791. Potosí, Bolivia, tin uniface reverse trial 2 soles, 1852 FM, rare. KM-PN2 but in tin. 4.36 grams. Deep strike with choice full details and some luster, a couple minor rim nicks, the other side with circular lapping marks, reeded edge, light steel-gray color, first example we have encountered. Estimate: $200-$300.

792. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1830 JL, six-point stars, NGC MS 66. KM-93.2a. Choice bold strike (especially the portrait of Bolívar) but with incomplete rims, nice luster and faint incipient toning, minor lamination flaw to left of center on date side. NGC #5710284-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

793. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 melgarejo medallic coinage, 1865, PCGS MS63. Burnett-97; KM-144. Obverse with left-facing busts of Melgarejo and Munoz within legend A LOS PACIFICADORES DE BOLIVIA *; reverse with AL / VALOR / Y / AL / TALENTO at center above nine stars within legend CANTERIA DE POTOSI SETIEMBRE 5 DE 1865 *; reeded edge, medal axis. Light golden toning over slightly subdued luster, faint surface hairlines in open field on reverse PCGS #46051922. Estimate: $250-$375.

794. Potosí, Bolivia, copper 1 centécimo (centésimo), 1864, NGC MS 64 Brown, finest known in NGC census, exLissner. KM-147. Bold strike except for parts of rims (slightly off-center strike), even reddish-brown color with traces of rainbow colors over luster when viewed at an angle, still the finest graded after almost a decade since Lissner. Pedigreed to the R.L. Lissner Collection (stated on label, St. James’s / CNG / Teller auction of August 2014, lot 1227). NGC #3751093-067. Estimate: $400-$600.

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789. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1832 JL, NGC MS 62. KM-97. Mottled light toning over strong luster, minimal marks and hairlines, fully detailed portrait of Bolívar. NGC #6503014-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

Brazil (colonial)

José I

795. Brazil (struck in Lisbon), gold 1000 reis, José I, 1752, medal alignment, PCGS MS 65, finest known in PCGS census, ex-Eliasberg, ex-Voetter. Russo-300; Fr-75; KM-162.1. Choice strike and strong luster, with light wisps of adjustment marks on both sides but otherwise unmarked and flawless, finest at PCGS but with at least four finer at NGC. Pedigreed to the Louis Eliasberg Collection (stated on label, ANR Auction of April 2005, lot 1166), and to the Thomas W. Voetter Collection (B. Max Mehl Auction of January 1943, lot 216). PCGS #45658420. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

João (Prince Regent)

796. Brazil (Rio mint), gold 4000 reis, João Prince Regent, 1815, NGC MS 63+. Russo-575a; Fr-95; KM-235.2. Highly lustrous but with slightly granular surfaces from die-rust, no wear or marks, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #6507836-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

João VI

797. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1820-R, struck over a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales of Charles IV, assayer PJ, NGC MS 62. Russo-478; KM-326.1. Somewhat frosty with luster, fully detailed overstrike with traces of under-coin visible, particularly the assayer PJ. NGC #6058720-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

Central American Republic

798. Cuiabá, Brazil, 960 reis, João VI, “960 / .C.” counterstamp (1821) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808 PJ, rare, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard. Russo-487; KM-350. Fully detailed countermark and host with choice toning all over, parts of rims weak (as made), decent example of a brief and elusive counterstamp. NGC #6677879-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

799. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1841/37 MA, NGC MS 60. KM-4. Choice strike with no weakness or flaws except some weak parts on rims (as made), lightly rainbow toned over luster and faint surface hairlines, erroneously listed as “top pop” at NGC due to mistaken attribution to new listing “1841/7” instead of 1841/37 (the 4/3 not really present but expectedly so). NGC #6331188-006. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Chile (colonial) Gold

800. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790 DA, NGC MS 61. Cal-1752; KM428.5; Fr-19. Choice strike and luster, minor die-cracks in reverse legend, traces of faint surface hairlines in obverse fields. NGC #6507836-003. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

801. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1795 DA, NGC MS 63 Star, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1760; KM-54; Fr-23. Fabulous brilliant luster (almost prooflike) on near-pristine fields, choice strike with just a trifle weakness on high points of bust, interesting curved-fiber strike-through in front of face, incredibly flashy and manifestly worthy of its lofty “Star” designation. NGC #6507836-004. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

802. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1808 FJ, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1782; KM-54; Fr-23. Choice luster and strike except for weak parts of rim due to slightly off-center strike, minuscule lamination flaw in reverse periphery. NGC #6487259-012. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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803. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812 FJ, NGC MS 63. Cal-1867; KM-78; Fr-29. Choice full luster and bold strike, parts of rims crude from slightly off-center strike, minor flaws as made (laminations, die-cracks and flan bulge). NGC #6496829-003. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

804. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1815 FJ, extremely rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Norweb. Cal-1568; KM-76; Fr-32. Nice reverse, with luster and light red toning, and full rims, but with somewhat crude obverse due to flan-bulge (as made), traces of rusty residue on that side, very rare type within which only 816 coins were struck in this year, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb Collection (SpinkAmerica Auction of March 1997, lot 166). NGC #6493761-005. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Busts

805. Santiago, Chile, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813 FJ, NGC MS 64+ (Colección Val y Mexia label). Cal-457; KM-64. Bold full details with nice luster under faint gray toning, parts of rims slightly crude (as made), traces of die-clashing on reverse. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #2887401-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

806. Santiago, Chile, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816 FJ, NGC MS 64. Cal-1395; KM-64. Brilliant luster and choice strike, incomplete obverse rim due to off-center strike, trace of die-clashing on reverse, tied with four others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498587-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

Chile (Republic)

807. Chile (struck at the Paris Mint), white metal essai pattern for 1/2 décimo, 1851, rare. KM-PnA9 var. 1.26 grams. The obverse features a portrait of Liberty with laurel of putti (cherubs), a somewhat whimsical design that the famous Paris engraver Barré (whose name appears below) experimented with for several years after the Concours Monétaire of 1848, but the design was never adopted for production coinage for France or any other country. The reverse design bears a three-line inscription PRESSES / MONETAIRES / DU CHILI / ESSAI above the date 1851, in reference to Chile’s commissioning of a steam-powered coin press from France as part of their adoption of the decimal standard on January 9 of that year. The elegant obverse design is more commonly seen in larger denominations and in other metals, this one being an alloy of 61% iridium, 10% tin and 26% lead (according to XRF testing). AU with tinges of luster and darker areas, a few minor nicks (mostly in rims). Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special NGC label that accompanies this piece). Estimate: $400-$600.

808. Santiago, Chile, 1/2 décimo, 1892, NGC MS 66 (“top pop”). KM-137.3. Nearly blast-white with luster, no marks or wear, with strong die-clashing evident on both sides, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #6286813-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

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809. Copiapó, Chile, uniface 1 peso, (1859), inverted shield and Arabic 1, NGC MS 61. KM-2 var. Spartan design (struck during occupation of Copiapó in 1859 by Chilean revolutionary Pedro León Gallo Goyenechea) with upright star within incuse inverted shield above denomination .1.P within incuse irregular box, very lightly toned and mark-free (near top grade at NGC), with curiously raised diagonal at top-right. NGC #6613600-018. Estimate: $600-$900.

811. Copiapó, Chile, uniface 1 peso, (1859), shield and star inverted, Roman I in denomination, NGC AU 50. KM-2 var. Rainbow toned with only minor marks and wear, muted luster, scarcer variety with denomination as “.I.P” but also with off-center shield that is completely upside-down (both the star and the shield itself pointing toward the denomination), neither aspect noted by NGC. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498587-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

810. Copiapó, Chile, uniface 1 peso, (1859), inverted shield and Arabic 1, NGC AU 55. KM-2 var. Nicely toned, especially toward edge, with much original luster, some minor marks, variety with shield pointing up but star pointing down, also with denomination as “.1.P” below the shield. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498587-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colombia (colonial)

Cobs

812. Copiapó, Chile, uniface 50 centavos, (1859), star in relief inside wide shield, NGC AU 53. KM-1.2. Bold stamps with traces of toned-over luster outside the design, the varieties noted on label, struck during occupation of Copiapó in 1859 by Chilean revolutionary Pedro León Gallo Goyenechea. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498587-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

813. Copiapó, Chile, 1 peso, 1865, NGC AU 55. KM-4. The raised fields fairly smooth and clean with minimal marks, darkly toned in the incuse design elements. It is interesting to note that NGC (and some catalogers) erroneously attribute this issue as a restrike due to a misreading of Medina’s reference work Las Monedas Obsidionales de Chile (1919), in which he mentions someone (probably Medina himself) finding the dies for the 50 centavos and making “just a few” restrikes... but the pesos (which are more common) are original to 1865 and the Blockade of Puerto de Caldera in the war against Spain. Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498587-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

814. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to left. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; KM-3.4. 27.32 grams. Bold full cross and (slightly off-center) shield, with most of RN-E to left and denomination VIII inside PHIL- of king’s name to right, lightly toned VF with parts of flan crude (as made), lacking a visible date but still rare as a type. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Chile (revolutionary)

815. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 reales, 1627, assayer not visible (P), quadrants of cross transposed, rare. Restrepo-M28; S-B4; KM-6.1; Cal-937. 6.77 grams. Off-center strike with 100% full date, choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, just lacking any visible mintmark, assayer or denomination to identify the exact variety from this first year of general production, attractively toned XF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

816. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, 1651, very rare (unlisted), NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-M16.6; S-B6; KM-unl (8 for type); Cal-unl (Type 177). 2.04 grams. Choice example with full and well-centered monogram and cross-lions-castles (proper quadrants), also with full crown above the monogram and 1651 date in cross-side legend (not listed in Restrepo), contrastingly toned, a very detailed and instructive coin for the advanced researcher. NGC #6499361-030. Estimate: $500-$750.

Gold

817. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, NGC F 15. Restrepo-M16; KM-8. 1.84 grams. Full monogram with bottoms of all the letters of PHILIPVS visible, bold full cross (proper quadrants) with faint bottoms of digits of date (1650s), nicely toned. NGC #6499361-029. Estimate: $300-$450. 818. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Charles II, no assayer, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census.

Restrepo-M54.2; KM-A8. 1.52 grams. Very bold full monogram with parts of king’s name in legend, bold full cross (slightly off-center) with what appear to be sideways castles (but in proper quadrants) and most of HISPANIARVM in legend, contrastingly toned. NGC #6499361-031. Estimate: $300-$450. 819. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/4 real, Philip IV (style of 1649-65), NGC VF 20. Restrepo-M14.1; KM-unl; Cal-530. 1.20 grams. Choice full lion in complete circle within partial border of dots, full but cruder castle, toned on fields, scarce type-coin, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #6499361-028. Estimate: $300-$450.

820. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786 SF, NGC MS 61 (“top pop”). Restrepo-73.38; Cal-2055; KM-50.2a; Fr-36. Flashy luster and choice bold strike but with marks and hairlines in obverse fields, tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #6065239-008. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

821. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807 JF, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”). Restrepo-98.36; Cal-1688; KM-62.2; Fr-52. Choice luster and frosty details, small area of die-rust at bottom right of shield and clear central flan-bulge on both sides, minimal hairlines, tied with two others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #6507836-006. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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822. Bogotá, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1809 JF, date as 0/0 and 9/9/9, NGC MS 62. Restrepo-127.6a; Cal-1835; KM-66.1; Fr-60. Slightly grainy surfaces with muted luster, slight central weakness and die-crack on reverse, very clear date variety (not noted on label). NGC #6355360001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Pillars

826. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VI or Charles III, no date or mintmark or assayer (anepigraphic issue), pillar-style castle and lion (1756-1770), NGC MS 61. Restrepo-2.1. Bold strike with sunburst metal-flowlines to 100% complete rims (two tiny rim-splits, as made), brilliantly lustrous as from the same Bogotá hoard that yielded the famous 1770 pillar dollars. NGC #6499322-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

Busts

823. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818 FM, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”). Restrepo-128.31; Cal-1823; KM-66.2; Fr-61. Bold strike and full rims, highly lustrous and choice, the obverse fraught with die-polish lines and central adjustment marks, tied with two others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #3724651-007. Estimate: $5.000-$7,500.

827. Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1822 O, neater design with one dot after CONST, NGC XF 45. Restrepo-115.2; KM-74; Cal-894. Choice example of this popular one-year type believed to have been struck by fleeing royalists using modified Popayán dies with CONST in legend (unique among colonial issues) in reference to the new Spanish Constitution of 1812, full details with toning all over (speckled in places), labeled as “top pop” under Ecuador by NGC but bettered by a pair of AU 50’s under Colombia. NGC #6677724-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

824. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1771/0 J. Restrepo-58.17; Cal-1625; KM-36.2; Fr-28. 6.74 grams. Lightly toned XF with faint central flan-bulge on obverse, no problems. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

828. Cartagena, Colombia, copper provisional 2 reales, 1813, NGC MS 61 Brown (“top pop”). Restrepo-136.2; KM-D1. Bold strike with much more detail than usual including nearly full CARTAGENA in legend but date a bit weak, traces of red toning over brown, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #6286869-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

825. Bogotá, Colombia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1775 JJ, NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-61.9; Cal-1692; KM-49.1; Fr-39. Muted luster, problemfree strike, light red toning all over. NGC #6498919-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

829. Cartagena, Colombia, copper provisional 2 reales, 1814 with reversed 4, NGC VF 30 Brown. Restrepo-136.3; KM-D1. Uneven strike with much flatness but bold full date, dark toning around details. NGC #6499322-027. Estimate: $200-$300.

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830. Cartagena, Colombia, copper provisional 1/2 real, 1812, NGC AU 55 Brown. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2. Darkly toned, typically crude strike (and slightly oxidized surfaces) but almost all central details visible, including full date. NGC #6499361-017. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Popayán provisional)

831. Popayán, Colombia, copper provisional 2 reales, 1813, NGC MS 63 Brown. Restrepo-116.1; KM-B2; Cal-907. Light copper color with traces of original luster, choice full rims, near top grade, scarce necessity issue struck by patriots in the royalist style. NGC #6499322-028. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (Cartagena “imitation cob”)

832. Cartagena, Colombia, copper “imitation cob” 1/2 real, “800” date (ca. 1815), rare, NGC Fine details / environmental damage. Restrepo-108.1; KM-unl; Cal-unl. Very crude strike with only part of the Philip monogram on obverse but full cross on reverse (Royalist issue) with some under-coin details visible as well, oxidized surfaces. NGC #6499322-026. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (Libertad Americana / Cundinamarca)

833. Bogotá (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 1 real, 1813 J.F, NGC VF 35. Restrepo-133.1; KM-F1. Desirable first date of the official issues of independent Colombia (specifically Cundinamarca), with typical new production flaws (off-center strike, central weakness and reverse-side lamination) but with no damage and full details, lightly toned over muted luster. NGC #6499322-019. Estimate: $250-$375.

Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca)

834. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1820 J.F, dots in both legends, rare. Restrepo-155.1; KM-C5. 4.24 grams. Partially crude strike with flatness in legends on both sides, bulge from extra metal at 2 o’clock on reverse, VG with scratches, desirable first date of REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA type. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Republic)

836. Bogotá, Colombia, gold 1 peso, 1826 JF, 6 over slanted 6, PCGS AU 58. Restrepo-160.3a; Sed-1; KM-84; Fr-73. Bold strike with lovely deep rainbow toning around details, parts of rims weak, scarce. PCGS #45341924. Estimate: $400-$600.

835. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1821 J.F, mintmark BA with dots below and to right, NGC VF 35. Restrepo-155.6; KM-C5. Choice full details with light rainbow toning, parts of rims slightly crude, looks higher grade. NGC #6288569-018. Estimate: $300-$450.

837. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1834 R.S., NGC AU details / cleaned. Restrepo-150.3; KM-88.1. Bold details (slightly off-center, no rims) with traces of luster in centers but lightly oxidized peripheries. NGC #6499322-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

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838. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1826

B.T.R., NGC VF 30. Restrepo-148.1; KM-85.1. Bold strike with full but oddly flat rims, toned around details, interesting one-year one-denomination issue with mintmark as B to left of assayers’ initials T and R (for Truxillo and Rodriguez), apparently their only joint contribution to minting in Colombia. NGC #6499322-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

839. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1830

RU, unique, Restrepo Plate. Restrepo-147.2 (this coin); KM-unl. 0.80 gram. Darkly toned obverse with fully detailed pomegranate and unique date (“one known” in Restrepo—this coin—within an already-rare six-year type), slightly off-center reverse with only a splash of brown toning, VF overall. Plate Coin on page 149 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (4th ed., 2012). Estimate: $1,000-up.

840. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1834

RU, NGC VF details / cleaned. Restrepo-147.7; KM-85.3. Bold but slightly crude details per the rare type (final date of type, which Restrepo calls scarce), with light rainbow toning on fields. NGC #6499361-026. Estimate: $200-$300.

841. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1836 R.S., NGC AU 55. Restrepo-146.8; KM-85.2; KM-85.2. A bit lightly struck but with full rims and luster under light-gray toning, unlisted variety with re-punched 8 and 6 in date, second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 58 (but with others in higher grade at PCGS). NGC #6499322-007. Estimate: $350-$500.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada)

842. Bogotá, Colombia, gold 1 peso, 1842 R.S., NGC MS 62. Restrepo-200.10; KM-93; Fr-77. Bold strike and rims, muted luster, dark sediment in letters. NGC #6677878-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

843. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 reales, 1848, NGC MS 64. Restrepo-196.3; KM-107. Choice cartwheel luster and 100% full details (without the central weakness that plagues this type), parts of rims slightly crude (as made), spot of light toning near top on reverse, near top grade. NGC #6499361-014. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

845. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1849, NGC MS 66+, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-190.5; KM-105. Bright white cartwheel luster, choice strike and completely pristine, with faint trace of die-clashing on obverse, particularly noteworthy as the highest-grade Colombian 2R of any period and therefore important for the collector of “finest knowns.” NGC #6499322-032. Estimate: $500-up.

844. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1848, NGC MS 65+, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-190.3; KM-105. Brilliant luster and choice full strike (including rims), exceptional quality, this and the next lot being the two highest-graded Colombian 2R of any period at NGC. NGC #6499322-031. Estimate: $350-$500.

846. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1850, NGC MS 64+. Restrepo-191.2; KM-109. Bright white luster and frosty details, parts of obverse rim slightly weak, second highest grade in NGC census behind a pair of MS 65’s. NGC #6499322-033. Estimate: $200-$300.

847. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1847 RS, NGC MS 68, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-177.18; KM-96.1. Bold details and nice luster, incomplete rims due to slightly off-center strike, exceptional grade awarded for the fact that there is not a single tiny mark or bit of wear at all, making this the single highest-graded Colombian 1/2 real of any period and therefore important for the collector of “finest knowns.” NGC #6613600-019.

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

848. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1849, NGC MS 63. Restrepo-175.1; KM-108.2. Choice full strike with very bold rims, flashy luster, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65 (the Lissner specimen, which hammered for $1,100 in 2014). NGC #6499322-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Colombia (United States of Colombia)

849. Medellín, Colombia, gold 20 pesos, 1869, NGC MS 62. Restrepo-337.5; KM-142.2. Choice strike for this popular type (largest gold coin of pre-modern Colombia), with muted luster, rich gold color with hint of red, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #6499361-025. Estimate: $2,500-$37,560.

853. Medellín, Colombia, gold 10 pesos, 1876/5, NGC MS 66. Restrepo-334.4; KM-141.4. Gorgeous luster and color (the legends draped in magenta hues), slightly grainy surfaces as made, a very close second to the top coin in the NGC census at MS 66+, which hammered for $5,750 in 2017 (Heritage). NGC #6499361-024. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

850. Medellín, Colombia, gold 10 pesos, 1867, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-333.2; KM-141.2. Typically crude rims and slightly rough surfaces (as made) but with muted luster, rich gold color, the finer of just two in the NGC census. NGC #6499361-021. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

854. Medellín, Colombia, 1 peso, 1869, NGC AU 55. Restrepo-318.1; KM-154.2. Deep rainbow toning over luster, slightly crude rims (as made), tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #6499361-015. Estimate: $400-$600.

851. Medellín, Colombia, gold 10 pesos, 1868, no stars on reverse, NGC AU details / cleaned. Restrepo-333.7; KM-141.2. Very bold strike and better surfaces than usual (albeit cleaned), two diagonal die-cracks at bottom of reverse, no-stars variety not noted by NGC. NGC #6499361-022. Estimate: $600-$900.

852. Medellín, Colombia, gold 10 pesos, 1871, NGC MS 62 (“top pop”). Restrepo-333.12; KM-141.2. Nice luster over granular surfaces (as made) with good full details but slightly crude rims, light yellow color, tied with one other for finest in the NGC census. NGC #6499361-023. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

855. Colombia (struck at the Paris Mint), silvered-bronze proof uniface obverse essai 1 peso, 1873, reeded edge, NGC PF 58. Restrepo-unl; KM-TS7. Somewhat darkly toned over muted luster with a few minor marks but no actual wear, oddly missing in Restrepo as uniface, incorrectly labeled by NGC as a reverse trial. NGC #3807566-018. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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856. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1872, NGC AU 53 (“top pop”). Restrepo-296.1; KM-153.3. Lightly rainbow toned over luster, the obverse with odd circular die-polish lines, tied with one other for finest in the NGC census (with just one finer at AU58 at PCGS). NGC #6499322-041. Estimate: $200-$300.

860. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1876/5, NGC MS 64, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-297.6; KM-153.4. Excellent luster despite granular surfaces (as made), choice strike (Barré bust), incipient toning, apparently scarce (missing in Eldorado and none at PCGS) and undoubtedly the finest on record. NGC #6499322-045. Estimate: $500-up.

857. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1873, classic effigy, NGC UNC details / cleaned. Restrepo-296.2; KM-153.3. Attractive details and luster despite light surface hairlines from cleaning, labeled as “small bust” by NGC. NGC #6499322-042. Estimate: $200-$300.

861. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1877/4, large arms, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-298.1; KM-161.1. New design with larger arms on reverse and bust engraved by Wyon, attractively lustrous with light golden toning, just a couple minor carbon spots, none finer at PCGS. NGC #6499361-001. Estimate: $250-up.

858. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1875/4, fineness facing inward, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-297.4; KM-153.4. New design with bust engraved by Barré, the whole coin rather lustrous and choice but with granular obverse surface (as made), peripheral splash of bluish toning on reverse, the better of just two in the NGC census for this overdate (none finer at PCGS). NGC #6499322-043. Estimate: $250-up.

862. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1886/4, sharp-pointed 6, fineness 0.500/0.835, NGC AU details / cleaned. Restrepo-301.1; KM-161.2a. Choice strike with particularly bold bust, lightly polished surfaces with luster and incipient rainbow toning, variety labeled as “7 pointed stars” instead of specifying the design of the 6. NGC #6499361-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

859. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1875, fineness facing outward, small B inside O of ESTADOS, NGC AU details / rev cleaned. Restrepo-297.5; KM-153.4. Good strike (Barré bust) with very faint toning over luster, minimal hairlines, light marks under bust. NGC #6499322-044. Estimate: $150-$225.

863. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1886, four stars on reverse and accent on DECIMOS, fineness LEI 0.500/0.835, NGC AU details / cleaned. Restrepo-302.1; KM-161.2c. Luster around frosty details creating an almost cameo effect, the centers a bit weak, lightly toned, a rather decent example of this scarce variety (unfortunately labeled as “7 pointed stars” rather than specifying the desirable one-year presence of five-pointed stars on the reverse along with Wyon bust and LEI versus LEV). NGC #6499361-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

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864. Medellín, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1872, classic effigy, rare, NGC VF 35. Restrepo-283.1; KM-155.2. Lightly toned over traces of muted luster, problem-free strike with new bust compared to earlier issues (unfortunately not noted on label, as this one-year type is rare). NGC #6499322-035. Estimate: $350-$500.

865. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1880, fineness 0.835/0.900, rare anachronistic denomination. Restrepo-277.1: KM-162. 4.65 grams. Officially Colombia’s final 2 reales, issued some 22 years after the next-latest 2 reales, reworked from 1862/48 dies, and one of the last coins ever struck at the Popayán mint. Bold VF with toning and black sediment around details, crude rims (as made), with over-punchings visible throughout except for the overdate, an interesting and desirable issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

866. Medellín, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1886, very rare, NGC AU 58 (“top pop”). Restrepo-291.1; KM-178.3a. Frosty details with luster surrounding to make for a slight cameo effect, with faint greenish-gold toning, choice example of a key one-year type struck in 0.500 fineness (the only such coin of this denomination), reportedly six known, tied with one other for finest at NGC. NGC #6499322-038. Estimate: $2,500-up.

867. Medellín, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1885, fineness 0.500/0.835, NGC AU details / obv cleaned. Restrepo-276.1; KM-175.2a. Light golden toning with rainbow tinges over muted luster, nice strike for the type but with interesting die-break at 1 o’clock on obverse. NGC #6499322-023. Estimate: $150-$225.

868. Medellín, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1886, GRA and three stars on reverse, NGC XF details / cleaned. Restrepo-276.4; KM-175.2 a. Deeply rainbow toned with darker patch at 11 o’clock on reverse, scarce semi-key issue. NGC #6499322-024. Estimate: $250-$375.

869. Medellín, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1868, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-257.1; KM-150.2. Good strike with full but crude rims, light toning over muted luster, the finer of just two at NGC (the other being MS 61), bettered only by an MS64 at PCGS (the Eldorado example, which hammered for $950 in Sedwick Auction 27). NGC #6499322-015. Estimate: $350-$500.

870. Medellín, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1870, extremely rare, NGC VF 20. Restrepo-257.3; KM150.2a. Rich toning in rainbow colors (mostly magenta and blue), with even wear and no big problems, on par with two other VF’s (among only three or four known) that hammered in recent years for as much as $6250 (Eldorado), an important key in the series. NGC #6499322-016. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

871. Medellín, Colombia, silver proof pattern 1/2 décimo, 1873, very rare, NGC Proof details / obv scratched. Restrepo-34 (p. 207). Bright and flashy with luster, lightly toned at rims, the obverse scratches light but evident, otherwise comparable to the Eldorado example in SP66 (misattributed to Restrepo-26, a much less rare type with just denomination on reverse) that hammered for $1,700 in 2018. NGC #6499322-021. Estimate: $500-$750.

872. Medellín, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1875, rare, NGC VF details / cleaned. Restrepo-265.1; KM-174a.2. Nice details with good luster for the grade, central flan-bulge on obverse (an aspect shared with the Nueva Granada Collection example we sold in Auction 29) and circumferential die-crack on reverse, a one-year type that is listed as very scarce in Restrepo. NGC #6499322-018. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (modern Republic)

873. Medellín, Colombia, gold 5 pesos, 1928, NGC MS 66. Restrepo-455.7; Sed-54; KM-204. Frosty surfaces with strong luster throughout, a few light die-cracks and very minor bagmarks only. NGC #5742787-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

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874. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1888, “Cocobola” bust, extremely rare, PCGS MS61, ex-Pat Johnson. Restrepo-405.2; KM-185. With light toning over muted luster and just a few minor marks, this coin is clearly superior to the VF30 example we hammered for $10,000 in Auction 27 (May 2020). Unfortunately PCGS misattributed the present piece to the Wyon-bust type (Restrepo-406.1), with only the aforementioned VF30 properly listed, while NGC does not differentiate between the two types in its census; it can be safely assumed the present example is one of the finest among the “five known” stated by Restrepo. The nickname “Cocobola” has an interesting origin: The area known as Panama, which after Independence became part of Colombia, often found itself in a state of revolt, and one of the worst was in March 1885, when the Colombian general Pedro Prestán led a revolution in the city of Colón against the regime of Colombian president Rafael Núñez, who was working toward a more centralized and authoritarian Colombian nation, culminating in the abrogation of the “Rionegro” Constitution of 1863 and the formation of the new Republic of Colombia in 1886, in no small part due to the influence and machinations of the First Lady, Soledad Román. Prestán’s revolt, ostensibly opposing the involvement of the United States of America in the conflict (the US’s interest, of course, being the construction of a canal connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea), employed two Caribbean liberals, the Haitian Antoine Pautricelli and the Jamaican George Davis, to burn down the city of Colón. George Davis, later hanged for this crime, was better known as “Cocobolo.” When the first new half dollars of the Republic of Colombia came out in 1887, using the same unpopular reduced fineness (50% silver) that had been ordered by Núñez in 1885, but also with the portrait of his wife, his opponents took the opportunity to mock the use of Soledad’s portrait on the coins and recall the Panamanian revolt by nicknaming the coins “Cocobola” (feminized version of Cocobolo). Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #44864962. Estimate: $8,000-up.

875.

KM-165. Fully detailed but somewhat lightly struck, with light rainbow toning over rather strong luster for the assigned grade, a few light marks on obverse, scarce final date of the two-year type with so-called classic effigy of Liberty, unfortunately not so attributed by NGC, whose label just says “PATRIA edge” (presumably the same type), there tied with one other for second finest known behind a single AU 58. NGC #6499361-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

876. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1889, “mulatta” head, fineness 0.500, rare, NGC XF 45. Restrepo-403.2; KM-166. Attractively rainbow toned around details, with a few small marks and partially crude rims (as made), the rarer final date of this two-year issue with distinctive effigy, one of just two at NGC (which only refers to its KM number, not its Colombian nickname, for obvious reasons). NGC #6499361-010. Estimate: $400-$600.

877. Medellín, Colombia, copper pattern 5 décimos, 1889, rare, Restrepo Plate. Restrepo-24 (p. 253, this coin). 9.70 grams. Chocolate-brown XF with minor marks, crude rims (mostly due to slightly off-center strike), same design as the “mulatta” head type per Restrepo 404 but without the flowers in the legends and fineness stated as 0.835, missing in Eldorado. Plate Coin on page 253 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (4th ed., 2012). Estimate: $400-$600.

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Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1888, classic effigy, NGC AU 55. Restrepo-400.2;

878. Medellín, Colombia, copper pattern 5 décimos, 1889, doubled lettering and date, rare. Restrepo-24 var (p. 253). 9.83 grams. A second example of this rare pattern (missing in Eldorado) but with the date and lettering doubled on the die (perhaps a later test), lighter in color and slightly higher grade (AU, also with crude rims) but with light scratches on obverse and traces of verdigris. Estimate: $400-$600.

879. Bogotá, Colombia, copper-nickel 10 pesos papel moneda, Lazareto, 1907, wide bow, rare. Restrepo-376.2. 9.75 grams. XF or better but with porous surfaces (as made), deeply toned (especially around the details), rare variety with wide bow in ribbon at bottom of reverse, scarce one-year issue specially struck for three, governmentsponsored leprosaria known as Lazaretos (Agua de Dios, Cano de Lord and Contratación). Estimate: $150-$225.

Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

880. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), gold 1/2 escudo, 1847 JB, NGC MS 62. KM-13.2; Fr-5. Bold details with good luster, full rims, just a few leaves flat. NGC #6493259-005. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps)

Type I (1841-2)

881. Costa Rica, 8 reales, circular hole-punch and Carrillo “star” countermark (Type I, 1841-42) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1836 MT, very rare, PCGS VG8, c/m VF details. KM-24. With ample but even wear, darkly toned around details, the countermark full, this is a rather competent example of a very rare and typically heavily circulated issue (named for dictator Braulio Carrillo Colina), with blatant hole where a plug was removed to pay the fee for the coin’s countermarking, after being test-punched below and to the left of the Y. PCGS #46130244. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Type III (1845)

882. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1801 FA, PCGS Good details / cleaned, c/m Fine detail. KM-37. Crudely worn host yet with full Madrid mintmark and barely visible date, the counterstamp similarly incomplete but clear, partially toned. PCGS #47050326. Estimate: $150-$225.

883. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1808 AI, PCGS VF 20, c/m VF detail. KM-37. Bold full countermark and host-coin details enhanced by contrasting toning, small edge-split emanating from the counterstamp. PCGS #47050325. Estimate: $350-$500.

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884. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Cuba (Trinidad / Santiago / Príncipe) 2 reales lattice countermark (1841) on a Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1808 CN. KM-44. 5.40 grams. Bold host date and mintmark and assayer but centrally weak and with crude reverse surface (yet with full tree of counterstamp), bold lattice, lightly rainbow-toned VG overall. Estimate: $300-$450.

Type IV (1846)

888. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846 JB counterstamp (Type IV) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, date and assayer not visible, PCGS VF30. KM-47. 3.29 grams. Nearly full counterstamp with contrasting toning in crevices, the host practically slick but with nearly full cross within the reverse of the counterstamp. PCGS #45980182. Estimate: $200-$300.

Type VI (1849-57)

885. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales de vellón, Joseph Napoleon, 1810 AI, PCGS AG details / tooled, c/s Good detail. KM-40. Very worn host but with clear date and nearly full counterstamp, lots of scratches on obverse, nicely toned all over. PCGS #47050327. Estimate: $150-$225.

889. Costa Rica, lion counterstamp (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Central American Republic gold 1 escudo, 1844 M, PCGS VF 35, c/m VF detail. KM-84. Bold counterstamp, the host with bold legends, all with nicely contrasting sediment and toning, light marks below F in legend. PCGS #47050329. Estimate: $200-$300.

Type VII (1889)

886. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales de vellón, Ferdinand VII, 1822 SR. KM-43. 5.71 grams. AVF counterstamp (nearly full) on an About Fine host with clear date, mintmark, assayer and denomination, lightly toned, with small hole at top. Estimate: $150-$225.

890. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” counterstamp (Type VII, 1889 CB), on a Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1885, NGC AU 53, c/s AU strong. KM-134. Choice full counterstamp, the host faintly lustrous, with nice light toning all over. NGC #6678202002. Estimate: $400-$600.

887. Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree counterstamp (Type III, 1845) on a Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1826 JB. KM-42. 5.61 grams. Counterstamp and host both Fine, the latter with bold full date and all reverse-side elements clear, toned around details. Estimate: $350-$500.

891. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” counterstamp (Type VII, 1889 CB), on a Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1886, NGC AU 55, c/s UNC strong. KM-134. Choice bold counterstamp, the host lightly toned and only minimally lustrous with just a few light marks. NGC #6678202-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Costa Rica (Republic)

892. Costa Rica, gold 2 escudos, 1854 JB, NGC AU 55. KM-99; Fr-8. Satin-smooth fields with luster and faint hairlines, lovely red toning around details, the standing native typically weak in center. NGC #6453541-005. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

893. Costa Rica, gold 1/2 escudo, 1850 JB, PCGS MS61. KM-97; Fr-10. First date of type, choice bold strike with bright luster, typical concavity that imparts a lacuna on the arms corresponding to the native on the other side (less weak than usual), light yellow color. PCGS #41444001. Estimate: $200-$300.

894. Costa Rica, gold 10 pesos, 1870 GW, PCGS AU58, finest known in PCGS census. KM-115; Fr-11. Bold details and full rims, lustrous fields with faint surface hairlines, slight die-clash on reverse, finest at PCGS but with several at same or higher grade at NGC. PCGS #45980191. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

895. Costa Rica, gold 10 pesos, 1870 GW, NGC AU 55. KM115; Fr-11. Bright yellow color with some luster, full rims but central details a trifle weak and with slightly crude surfaces (as made). NGC #6329361-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

896. Costa Rica, 50 céntimos, 1917 GCR, extremely rare, NGC MS 63. KM-150. The knowledge of Costa Rican numismatics is quite advanced when compared to its neighbors in Central America, and key rarities of all series have been well known since the mid-20th century. Among these, the uncountermarked silver 50 céntimos dated 1917 GCR is the pinnacle, due to its extreme rarity of just ten examples known having been incontrovertibly established since 1923. To quote Henry Christensen’s transcription of a letter about this rarity by Carlos Echeverría, former Director of the Mint of Costa Rica (also transcribed in the works of Raúl Gurdian and Jorge Murillo), when describing the ex-Lines-Stuart example (Christensen auction of May 1984, lot 380): “Of the legally issued rare coins of Costa Rica, certainly the .500 Fine 50 Céntimos of 1917 stands in first place since it is known with certainty just how many exist without the ‘UN COLON’ and ‘1923’ countermarks struck under law No. 93 of July 10, 1923. At the time of countermarking, all but 10 examples of the 1917 50 Céntimos were restruck, these 10 pieces being held aside and replaced by other coins.” Of these ten coins, we think this is the finest extant, superior in eye appeal to the aforementioned Lines-Stuart coin (also NGC MS 63), and with uninterrupted original bloom in basically unmarked fields sprinkled with light toning in hues of gold and blue. Without a doubt, this is a numismatic gem for the most advanced collectors. NGC #2895260-004. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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Cuba (under Spain)

Cuba (Republic)

897. Cuba, 1 peso, long-and-thin key incuse countermark (1872-77) on a Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1872 M, PCGS XF40. KM-R7. Bold and complete countermark near center of balancescale side of well-struck host with much luster around details but some high-point wear, very lightly toned. PCGS #46777079. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

901. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), gold 5 pesos, 1915, José Martí, NGC MS 64. KM-19. Typical satin surfaces with cartwheel luster and minimal tiny bagmarks. NGC #6504588-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

898. Cuba, 50 centavos, long-and-thin key incuse countermark (1872-77) on a Guanajuato, Mexico, 50 centavos, 1872 S, PCGS XF40. KM-R5.1. Nearly full countermark just above center of eagle side of host, which displays a splashy deep red-gold toning all over. PCGS #46777081. Estimate: $400-$600.

902. Cuba (struck at the Gorham Mint), “souvenir” peso, 1897, Type II (star below baseline of 97), NGC MS 66 (“top pop”). KM-XM2. Gorgeous light toning (mostly green and red) over strong luster, minimal tiny bagmarks on bust only, tied with one other for finest in NGC census (none higher at PCGS). NGC #6347330-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

899. Cuba, 25 centavos, short-and-thick key incuse countermark (1872-77) on a Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 2 reales, 1847 PM, PCGS VG8. KM-R1. Very bold full countermark near center of eagle side of fairly worn host with light toning all over but particularly in the countermark itself. PCGS #47050324. Estimate: $200-$300.

903. Cuba (struck at the Gorham Mint), “souvenir” peso, 1897, Type II (star below baseline of 97), NGC MS 61. KMXM2. Frosty white with muted luster on satin surfaces, no toning, some bagmarks (including a long one in center of bust). NGC #6058734006. Estimate: $300-$450.

900. Cuba, 25 centavos, long-and-thin key incuse countermark (1872-77) on a Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 2 reales, 1852 PF, PCGS AG3. KM-R1. The countermark very bold and full with dark toning inside, punched just below center of capand-rays side of a well-worn host with even, medium toning, the date and mintmark barely visible. PCGS #46777080. Estimate: $200-$300.

904. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), proof 20 centavos, 1915, coarse reeding, very rare, NGC PF 63. KM-13.1. Light gold color over flashy proof surfaces with just a couple matte areas (one on each side), a very rare issue in Proof (mintage of 125 pieces). NGC #3893040-019. Estimate: $600-$900.

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905. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia mint), proof 20 centavos, 1916, very rare, NGC PF 64 Cameo. KM-13.2. Choice mirror fields with virtually no marks save for a few wispy polish lines on reverse, very light golden toning, only 50 made in Proof in this year. NGC #2896248-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

906. Cuba (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), peso (“ABC peso”), 1935, ANACS MS 62. KM-22. Slightly subdued luster with minimal bagmarks, incipient rainbow toning at rims. ANACS #726112. Estimate: $200-$300.

907. Cuba, proof silver peso, 1970, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, NGC PF 62 Ultra Cameo. KM-X31a. Very three-dimensional design and execution, with faint polish lines in fields plus a few tiny carbon spots but no marks at all. NGC #2884508-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

909. Cuba, silver proof piefort 10 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí, arms with plain field, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KMP55. Choice cameo contrast with near-perfect surfaces, violet toning at rims. NGC #6355359-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

908. Cuba, silver proof piefort 10 pesos, 1990, Eleventh Pan American Games (Havana, 1991) - Baseball, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-P39. Nearly unblemished surfaces with violet toning at obverse rim, very rare in piefort (only 100 struck). NGC #4916942-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

910. Cuba, silver proof piefort 10 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí, arms with striped field, NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo. KM-P55. Light violet toning in peripheries but also a hint of cloudiness on reverse, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single PF 69. NGC #6355359-017. Estimate: $200-$300.

Curaçao (British Administration)

911. Curaçao (British occupation), 3 reaals, five-petal roseace countermark (1815) on a 1/5 cut of a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales. KM-13. 4.46 grams. Bold and deep countermark with impacted sediment, part of mintmark and first assayer F visible on toned host. PCGS #46777083. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Dominican Republic

912. Dominican Republic, proof half peso, 1937, rare, NGC PF 63, exRudman. KM-21. Some wispy hairlines and bagmarks but still rather reflective and well struck (no toning). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman Coin Cabinet (stated on label). NGC #6504855001. Estimate: $500-$750.

913. Dominican Republic, proof silver 200 pesos (offmetal strike), 1977, 100th anniversary of the discovery of Columbus’ grave, reeded edge, NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo (“top pop”). KM-X2a. Near-perfect surfaces, no toning or marks, tied with one other for finest in NGC census, a non-circulating medallic coinage struck in five different metals (platinum, gold, silver, bronze and aluminum, 1 oz each, all with the same denomination), this silver example from a mintage of just 40 pieces. NGC #6610413-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

915. Dominican Republic, proof silver 100 pesos (off-metal strike), 1980, Enriquillo / Santo Domingo pillars reverse, NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo. KM-X3a. From an estimated mintage of 40 pieces in silver (also done in gold, bronze and aluminum, each 1 oz and denominated as “100 pesos oro”), no toning but just a few faint carbon spots away from perfection. NGC #6610413-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

914. Dominican Republic, proof silver piefort 100 pesos (off-metal strike), 1980, Enriquillo / pillar dollar reverse, NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo, finest and only example in NGC census. cf KM-X3a. A fantasy coin issue denominated in “100 pesos oro”) but struck in silver, bronze and aluminum as well, each 1 oz except for the pieforts like this one (mintage unknown), which is the first we have seen with the pillar dollar reverse, virtually flawless, no toning. NGC #6505986-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

Ecuador (under Gran Colombia)

916. Dominican Republic, proof piefort silver 100 pesos (off-metal strike), 1983, human rights, with obverse lamination error, NGC Mint Error PF 69 Ultra Cameo. cf KM-X4.1. Virtually perfect in condition but with light and long lamination meandering around DOMINICAN, from a small issue in gold in silver (both denominated as 100 pesos), the non-piefort silver mintage estimated at just twelve coins. NGC #6610413-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

917. Quito, Ecuador (under Gran Colombia), gold 1 escudo, 1833 GJ, NGC AU 53+. Seppa/ Anderson-74; Sed-1; KM-15; Fr-2. Broad flan with thick but mostly flat rims, choice rainbow toning (mostly red) around details, minimal luster but rather attractive, hence the odd and seldom-seen grade, popular type struck during the brief period when Ecuador was part of Gran Colombia (hence its inclusion in the Sedwick reference). NGC #6677878-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Ecuador (Republic)

918. Quito, Ecuador, gold 4 escudos, 1837 FP, NGC XF 40. Seppa/Anderson-81; KM-19; Fr-4. Somewhat softly struck interiors and with lamination flaw in center of reverse, full rims, very lightly toned in legends. NGC #6677878-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

922. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1835 GJ, NGC AU 50. Seppa/ Anderson-39; KM-14. Good luster for the grade, with very light rainbow toning, good strike but somewhat weak in places at rims. NGC #6677724-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

919. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1841 MV, PCGS AU 53. Seppa/ Anderson-59; KM-24. Luster around details, with light rainbow toning in legends, the mountains somewhat softly struck. PCGS #34344932. Estimate: $300-$450.

923. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1836 FP, NGC AU 53. Seppa/ Anderson-41; KM-18. Light gray toning over muted luster, overall well struck but with one weak area in legends (both sides), nearly full rims. NGC #6677724-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

920. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1842 MV, NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census. Seppa/Anderson-60; KM-24. Choice bold strike (albeit with slightly crude rims), good luster with light steely toning, minor marks and spots of black sediment but virtually no wear. NGC #6677724-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

924. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1837 FP, transposed legends, rare, NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census, ex-Lissner, ex-Wolfson. Seppa/Anderson-49; KM-21. Good strike with nearly full rims, traces of luster around details, but what really hits you are the big splashes of coppery toning, the coin described in Lissner (when it was AU 50) as “[the] only coin of this KM number ever graded by NGC” but now at the top of nine entries for this date (still the only listing for KM-21, with obverse legend on reverse and vice versa). Pedigreed to the R.L. Lissner Collection (stated on label, St. James’s / CNG / Teller auction of August 2014, lot 1633), and to the Floyd E. Wolfson Collection (Superior auction of June 1975, lot 2062). NGC #6677724-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

921. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1857 GJ, eight pearls variety, NGC AU 50. Seppa/Anderson-65; KM-16. An apparently unpublished variant (probably rare, not noted on label) with clasp below hair made of eight dots (“pearls”), nice strike and luster for the assigned grade (compares favorably to AU 53s we’ve seen), with light orange toning at rims. NGC #6677724-012. Estimate: $500-$750.

925. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1848/7 GJ, NGC AU 58 (“top pop”). Seppa/Anderson-52; KM-33. Choice bold strike with full rims, lightly golden toned over subdued luster, tied with two others for finest in NGC census. NGC #6677724-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

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926. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1849 GJ, NGC AU 50. Seppa/Anderson-53; KM-33. Satin-smooth fields with nice luster for the grade graced with golden toning tinged with magenta and green, incomplete rims but choice bold strike. NGC #6677724-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

927. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1850 GJ, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Seppa/Anderson-54; KM-33. Choice full luster and frosty details, parts of rims crude (as made), looks like higher grade but with perhaps a few too many hairlines. NGC #6677724006. Estimate: $500-$750.

928. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1851 GJ, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. Seppa/Anderson-55; KM-55. Lovely light toning (mostly amber tinged with green and magenta) over lustrous surfaces but with some high-point wear, arcuate die-crack below REPUBLICA. NGC #6677724-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

929. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1836 GJ, rare assayer, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. Seppa/Anderson-28; KM-16. Frosty and lustrous but slightly weakly struck in centers (interpreted as wear), the rims particularly bold. NGC #6677724-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

930. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1840 MV, NGC AU 50. Seppa/Anderson-33; KM-17. Prooflike luster in legends but interiors with softly struck high-points and very light wear. PCGS #30351816. Estimate: $400-$600.

931. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1838 ST, NGC MS 62. Seppa/Anderson-19; KM-22. Very lightly toned over luster, slightly crude above the sun but otherwise well struck and with full rims. NGC #6677724-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

El Salvador (under Spain)

932. San Salvador, El Salvador (under Spanish Guatemala), silver 2 reales-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808 PGA, NGC VF 30. Fonrobert-unl; Herrera-74; Medina-376; Grove-F176; KM-XM3. Obverse with bust of Ferdinand with initials P.G.A. below inside legend *A.FERNANDO.VII.ANO.1.DE SU REINA* .1808.; reverse with volcano above *1808* inside ornate border and legend * PROCLAMADO EN LA.N.C.DE S.SALUADOR.EN GUATEM. Attractively gray-toned with arc of rainbow colors behind head, a few minor flan-flaws near centers. NGC #6505984-005. Estimate: $300-$450.

933. San Salvador, El Salvador (under Spanish Guatemala), silver 1 real-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC XF 45. Fonrobert-7464; Herrera-76; Medina-378; Grove-F179; KM-XM2. Obverse with bust of Ferdinand inside legend FERNANDO.VII.REY. DE.ESP.E.IN / DIAS.* .; reverse with volcano above *1808* inside border of dots and legend PROCLAMADO.EN.S.SALVADOR.DE.G [shell]. Deeply rainbow toned over subtle luster, choice strike with full rims and no problems. NGC #6505984-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

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El Salvador (countermarks and counterstamps)

934. El Salvador, 2 reales, 1839 volcano countermark (Type III, 1840) on a Lima, Peru, 2 reales, 1827 JM, rare, NGC Fine details / whizzed, c/s XF standard. KM36. Choice full countermark with clear date to right of Liberty on deeply gold-toned host with nearly full rims despite slightly off-center strike, rare and popular issue ordered in 1840 to drive out post-1835 reduced-fineness Peruvian coins. NGC #6611123-005. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

El Salvador (Republic)

935. El Salvador, copper proof 50 centavos (off-metal trial), 1894-CAM, very rare, NGC Proof details / environmental damage. KM-Pn12. Dark brown with black oxidation here and there, an interesting off-metal trial in medal alignment with reeded edge, first we have encountered in this denomination. NGC #6354773002. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

France

Louis XV

936. France (Paris mint), gold 1/2 louis d’or au bandeau, Louis XV, 1768-A, rare, NGC XF details / plugged, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-517.1; Gad-330 (R3); Dup-1644; L4L-493 (R4); Fr-465. Very scarce date, the details all bold but slightly crude in execution and preservation, with a plug so irregular that we suspect it might have been related to weight-regulation and not just suspension as a pendant. NGC #6062291-008. Estimate: $600-$900.

Louis XVIII

937. Siege of Antwerp (Anvers, under France), copper 10 centimes, Louis XVIII, 1814-R, wide LL, PCGS MS63BN, finest known in PCGS census. Gad-194b; KM-7.2. Light copper color (far from just “brown”) with bold full details surrounded by luster, an interesting siege issue struck with Louis monogram (others have an N for Napoleon) at the Naval Arsenal using melteddown bronze cannons captured by French forces in Antwerp while under siege by Sixth Coalition forces. PCGS #36912765. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Second Republic

938. France (Paris mint), copper essai 5 francs, 1848, NGC MS 62 BN, finest and only example in the NGC census. Mazard-1285 (obv) / 1265 (rev). Choice prooflike surfaces in even copper color overlain with beautiful peacock toning, a scarce muling of obverse and reverse designs from a prolific series of essais in 1848. NGC #6351727-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

German States

Hesse-Cassel

939. Hesse-Cassel (German States), taler, Wilhelm V, 1637 LH, NGC AU 53. Dav-6762; KM-162.5. Attractive rich toning, minimal marks and high-point wear but no luster, an ever-popular issue with reverse design showing a willow tree being blown over in a storm below heavenly rays containing the Hebrew word for Jehovah, all within legend IEHOVAH VOLENTE HUMILIS LEVABOR (“Jehovah values his humble servants”). The NGC label mistakenly attributes this piece to Dav-6755 (for the date 1636). NGC #5941068006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Saxony

Saxony-Albertine

940. Saxony (German States), taler, Friedrich August III, 1776 EDC, NGC AU 58. Dav-2690; KM-992.1. Bold strike with light toning, luster on reverse and in obverse legend (the rest of the obverse matte and light steel-gray in color), popular date for U.S. collectors, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #6281215005. Estimate: $500-$750.

Great Britain

941. Saxony-Albertine (German States), taler, August, 1576 HB, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Dav-9798; KMMB208. Choice luster and sharp full details (a notoriously busy design) with only very light toning and a minimum of marks, rare grade for this period in general. NGC #6281215-004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

942. Great Britain (London, England), crown, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust, NGC MS 62. Sp-3689; KM-585.3. Bold strike with somewhat three-dimensional details graced with good luster and colorful light toning ranging from red-gold in centers to purplish at rims, a very desirable grade for a highly popular issue (this being the largest silver coin) with LIMA below the king’s bust to denote manufacture from Peruvian treasure captured from the French ships Louis Erasmus and Marquis d’Antin by British Captains Morecock and Talbot on their privateer ships Duke and Prince Frederick in the North Atlantic (not, as commonly told, related to Commodore Anson’s successes in the Pacific). NGC #6505383-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

943. Great Britain (London, England), gold guinea, George III, 1773. Sp-3727; KM-600. 8.31 grams. Problem-free VF in rich gold color, popular type. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

944. Great Britain, dollar, octagonal George III countermark (ca. 1804) on obverse of a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796 FM, PCGS AU 55, c/m AU details. Sp-3766; KM-565. Full and well-detailed countermark on a faintly lustrous host with trace of rainbow toning, full rims, light old mark in front of face but otherwise a choice example of a popular type. PCGS #44542013. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

945. Great Britain, proof 2 shillings (florin), Victoria (Jubilee head), 1887, Roman I in date, NGC PF 62 Cameo. Sp-3925; KM-762. Choice details with only wispy hairlines and incipient toning on rims, from a mintage of just 1,084 pieces in Proof. NGC #6351492-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Guatemala (colonial)

Cob

946. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1733 (J), rare. JP-2R1b; KM-4; Cal-unl. 6.55 grams. Full crown and globes and waves above choice full date, off-center shield with full denomination 2 to right, contrastingly toned Fine with no hole. Estimate: $400-$600.

Gold

947. Guatemala, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1778 P, extremely rare, NGC XF 40, finest and only example in NGC census. JP-1E29; KM-37; Cal-1321; Fr-13. Guatemalan colonial gold is all very rare and highly sought, struck only in certain years and in very low quantities. For this specific type (Charles III standard-bust 1 escudo), the only dates are 1778, 1781, 1783 and 1785, all extremely rare with no more than three or four examples known of each. To acquire an NGC-finest of any date of the type is an almost once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Slightly off-center obverse but well-centered reverse, a few light hairlines on bust but overall choice. NGC #6677726-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

948. Guatemala, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1801/797 M, very rare, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, exRudman. JP-1E37; KM-55; Cal-1080; Fr-21. As mentioned above, any Guatemalan colonial gold coin is a great find, and for this type (Charles IV standard-bust 1 escudo) only three dates are known to exist, 1794, 1797 and 1801/797, the last with a confirmed population of no more than five to seven examples. Another NGC-finest and in extremely choice quality with very bold details, satin-smooth fields, and strong luster, just parts of the rims off the flan due to inexact centering, no trace of overdate (and not labeled as an overdate) but known to have been struck from 1797 dies. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman Coin Cabinet (stated on label) (with his original tag). NGC #6677881-006. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

949. Guatemala, gold bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1817 M, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”), ex-Rudman. JP-1E40; KM-74; Cal-1495; ; Fr-25. Rare like any Guatemala colonial gold, this date effectively a one-year type, perfectly struck with choice full rims and strong luster, tied with two others for finest at NGC (among 17 entries). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman Coin Cabinet (stated on label) (with his original tag). NGC #6677881-007. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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950. Guatemala (struck in Mexico City), silver 8 realessized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1809, Los Indios, NGC MS 60, rare. Herrera-21; Medina-303; Grove-F66a; JP-MedC7a. 41mm Obverse with laureate bust of king over a pedestal with friar kneeling at left under legend VIVA . FERNANDO . VII . REY . DE . ESP . E . IND . with ANO DE 1809 . in exergue; reverse with A LA FIEL / GENEROSIDAD / DE LOS INDIOS / DEL REYNO DE / GUATEMA *. The statement of “Los Indios” on this medal refers to its striking for the Guatemalan Indian chiefs who were loyal to the Spanish crown, ironically using their own silver in the process. Slightly crude edge (as made), otherwise just what you should expect from MS 60: no wear, no hairlines, but very little flashiness. NGC #6505984-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

953. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1797 M, with Ifleur-I countermark (U.S. silversmith?) on bust, ex-Burzio (plate). JP-2R62; KM-51; Cal-555. 6.42 grams. A toned VG coin (rim-bump at 2 o’clock) with bold VF countermark that Burzio referred to as “two columns flanking a figure,” which can be more accurately described as a fleur between two capital letters I within a shaped indent, in the flavor of a U.S. silversmith mark but without any solid reference (unknown why Burzio singled it out). Plate Coin 80 on plate xiii of Burzio’s Diccionario de la Moneda Hispanoamericana (1958), also described on page 85 of Volume I. Estimate: $200-$300.

951. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819 M, NGC AU 55. JP-8R88; KM-69; Cal-1234. Light luster and trace of colorful toning at top, a few marks but minimal wear. NGC #6505983-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

954. Guatemala (struck in Mexico City), 2 reales proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, 284th anniversary of the founding of Guatemala City, by P. Garciaguirre, rare, NGC VF details / plugged. JP-Med20a; Herrera-13; Medina-293; Grove-F56. Choice peacock toning consisting of rings of blue and purple, good strike with nearly complete rims, expertly repaired hole at top, struck for the city of Guatemala for “284 years of loyalty” to the Crown (listed under Mexico at NGC), with denomination 2-R clearly stated in the design. NGC #6505984-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

952. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1795 M, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”). JP-2R60b; KM-51; Cal-553. Frosty and lustrous, with choice full details and nearly complete rims, tied with two others for finest in the NGC census if you don’t count one more rated as prooflike (MS 64). NGC #6505983-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

955. Guatemala (struck in Mexico City), silver 2 realessized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1812, Spanish Constitution, NGC MS 63. JP-MedC9a; Fonrobert-7195; Medina-68; Prober-210; Grove-F67a. 26mm. Obverse with Constitution (book) inside legend * POR LA CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LAS ESPANAS.; reverse with city arms inside legend * LA CIUD . DE GUATEM . 24 . DE SEPT . DE 1812. A scarce medal issued to celebrate the Spanish Constitution, published in Cádiz in 1812, this example with brilliant luster and a hint of purplish toning on part of rim, adjustment marks in center as made, listed under Mexico at NGC without census information (but finest example we have seen). NGC #6505984-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Busts

956. Santa Ana Grande (El Salvador), Guatemala, 1 real proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC VF 30. JP-Med39; Herrera-77; Medina-380; Grove-F154. Good strike except for incomplete rims, faintly lustrous, with light toning (golden in center, purplish in peripheries), scarce medal struck in Nueva Guatemala for the city of Santa Ana in present-day El Salvador. NGC #6505984-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

957. Guatemala, bust 1 real, 1811 M, NGC MS 62, ex-Christensen. JP-1R76; KM-66; Cal-551. Even, low-contrast toning over muted luster, slightly soft and off-center strike with light adjustment marks in centers, choice grade for this scarce date. With old Henry Christensen tag (original). NGC #3808245-002. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

958. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1820 M, NGC MS 62, ex-Johnson. JP-1R85; KM-66; Cal-560. Sharp bold strike with brilliant luster, incipient toning at full rims, the surfaces very slightly grainy (as made). Pedigreed to the Ray Johnson Collection. NGC #6505983-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

959. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1820 M, NGC MS 65, ex-Johnson. JP-MR85; KM-65; Cal-341. Superb luster and sharp strike with hint of surface granularity (as made), choice grade for a 1/2 real, even if from a hoard (second highest grade in NGC census behind a single MS 67). Pedigreed to the Ray Johnson Collection. NGC #6505983-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (Central American Republic)

960. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1837, NGC MS 68 (“top pop”). KM-1. Bold, complete and frosty details with mirrored fields behind, faint trace of golden toning, slabbed over 20 years ago (old label) but still tied with four others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #1601020-041. Estimate: $250-$375.

961. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1840/30, NGC MS 68 (“top pop”). KM-1. Choice rainbow toning over lustrous surfaces, fully detailed strike, tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #4323267-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

962. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1844, NGC MS 67 (“top pop”). KM-1. Superb strike with bright and flashy luster (no toning), tied with nine others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #3251382-014.

Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (countermarks and counterstamps)

Type II (1839)

963. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659 E. KM-95. 26.73 grams. Round and almost Royal-like host with full but somewhat flat interior details and some legend including full PHILIPPVS, very deep full countermark (VF) on right arm of cross with hole at edge beyond, About Fine with toning all over.

Estimate: $200-$300.

964. Guatemala, 4 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on pillars side of a Guatemala cob 4 reales 1748 J. KM-87.2. 12.90 grams. Very deep full countermark (VF) nearly aligned with left globe above full waves and nearly full date (holed at the 8), full assayer on other side, lightly toned VG. Estimate: $200-$300.

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965. Guatemala, 1 peso, “1/2 real” counterstamp of 1894 on a Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1865 YB, NGC XF 45, c/s AU standard. KM-224. Early host date, no toning, minor flan-flaw inside LA of legend. NGC #6351493-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (Republic)

966. Guatemala, 1 peso, “1/2 real” counterstamp of 1894 on a Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1866 YB, NGC AU 53, c/s AU standard. KM-224. Minimal wear and faint luster (no toning), the full counterstamp slightly crude, early host date. NGC #6351493-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

967. Guatemala, 1 peso, “1/2 real” counterstamp of 1894 on a Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1872 YJ, NGC XF 45, c/s AU strong. KM224. Attractively purple-toned, with good full details on both the coin and the counterstamp. NGC #6351493-020. Estimate: $200-$300.

968. Guatemala, gold 20 pesos, 1869 R, Carrera, NGC MS 62. KM-194; Fr-38. Typical luster and light bagmarks for the assigned grade (near the top of the census), popular single-date issue of the largest gold coin of pre-modern Guatemala. NGC #6503014-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

969. Guatemala, gold 16 pesos, 1869 R, Carrera, NGC AU

58. KM-188; Fr-39. Choice mirrorlike luster and faint reddish toning, with typical bagmarks but also light surface hairlines for the net grade. It is interesting to note that this series issued a base-8 denomination system (4-8-16 pesos) concurrently with a base-10 system (5-10-20 pesos), the former not just in smaller weights but also in lower fineness (0.875 versus 0.900). NGC #6503012-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

62. KM-193; Fr-40. 16.17 grams. Typical luster and light bagmarks for the assigned grade, tied with nine others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #6503006-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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1894 counterstamp
970. Guatemala, gold 10 pesos, 1869 R, Carrera, NGC MS

971. Guatemala, gold 5 pesos, 1869 R, Carrera, NGC MS 63. KM-191; Fr-42. 8.06 grams. Brilliant luster, minor bagmarks, light yellow-gold color, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #6503006-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

972. Guatemala gold 4 pesos, 1869 R, Carrera, NGC MS 61. KM-187; Fr-43. 6.73 grams. Choice Mint State luster with faint surface hairlines, superb strike. NGC #6503006-003. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

973. Guatemala, silver 1 real-sized proclamation medal, 1851, Constitution, NGC AU 58. Fonrobert-7237. Obverse with REPUBLICA / DE GUATEM* around arms; reverse with CONST. JURADA EN 9 DE NOV. DE 851* around radiate open book. Deeply toned over luster with traces of high-point wear, slightly off-center strike, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #6505984-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

Haiti

974. Haiti, 100 centimes, An 26 (1829), Boyer, PCGS MS63 (“top pop”), ex-Pat Johnson. KM-A23. Bold strike with fully detailed bust but slightly weak center on reverse, complete circular die-crack through bottom of obverse legend, nice luster and incipient golden toning, tied with one other for finest known in the PCGS census. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #43904385. Estimate: $400-$600.

Honduras (under Spain)

975. Truxillo, Honduras, 2 reales proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC VF 35. Grove-F194; KM-2. Deep purple toning with faint trace of luster, typically slightly weak in center of reverse. NGC #6505984-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras (“imitation cobs”)

976. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PMPY, with quadrants of cross transposed and retrograde lions, trefoils above pillars, rare, NGC AU 55 (“top pop”). KM-15.1; Cal-977. 6.22 grams. Full pillars with trefoil tops and clear date at bottom, full cross with clear retrograde lions and castles and partial second date below, choice grade with nice even toning, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #4656864-004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

977. Comayagua, Honduras, “imitation cob” 1/2 real, 1824, NGC AU details / damaged, rare, ex-Richard Stuart (special label). KM-7.1; Cal-470 (under Tegucigalpa). 1.21 grams. Choice full “PHVS” monogram with top half of date below and small dig in center, off-center cross with colorful toning, hint of muted luster. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart Collection (Sedwick Auction 24, lot 1116). NGC #4494792-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Honduras (Republic)

978. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1888, PCGS AU55. KM-56; Fr-7. Good strike for the type with much luster for the assigned grade, light yellow-gold color, first date of type, all the dates of which have relatively low mintage figures. PCGS #21282179. Estimate: $500-$750.

Martinique

979. Martinique, 3 escalins, no date (1797), cut from a bust 8 reales of Charles IV, PCGS XF40. KM-26; Pridmore-1. 5.61 grams. A perfect quarter-cut with scalloped sides from the top-left half (as viewed from the obverse) of a bust 8R with full ordinal IIII visible but no other diagnostics, choice even toning, second highest grade in PCGS census for this scarce and desirable type. PCGS #46495751. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Mexico (colonial) Gold

980. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1743 MF, NGC MS 62. Cal-2247; KM-148; Fr-8. Prooflike luster and frosty details with a modicum of tiny marks (looks like MS 64 without magnification), also parts of rims slightly crude (as made), impressively flashy and a scarce and ever-popular type. NGC #6507816-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

981. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1788 FM (initials facing rim), NGC AU 55. Cal-2000; KM-156.1a; Fr-33. Broad flan with full rims, good luster for the assigned grade, slightly weakly struck in centers. NGC #4835107-008. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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982. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1805 TH,

with flashy luster, faint tiny marks in obverse fields, nice strike, tied with two others for second finest in

#6058297-005. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

983. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1793/2 FM, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-1325; KM-unl (132 for type); Fr-45. Light in color with strong luster for the assigned grade, the bust centrally weak but the rims full, somewhat scarce and apparently the only listing for this date (not to mention the overdate) at NGC. NGC #6487261001. Estimate: $400-$600.

984. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1773 FM, initials facing rim. Cal-1390; KM-118.1; Fr-36. 3.35 grams. AU- with attractive reddish toning over subdued luster, nice strike, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

Pillars

985. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734 MF, PCGS AU50. Yonaka-M8.34; KM-103; Cal-1442. Light rainbow toning over luster in legends, enough to balance out the high-point wear on interior details for the AU grade. PCGS #45909474. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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NGC MS 63. Cal-1649; KM-159; Fr-43. Bright yellow gold NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC 986. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739 MF. Yonaka-M8.39; KM-103; Cal-1453. 26.33 grams. Bold AU with deep toning all over, possibly salvaged but near full weight. Estimate: $250-$375.

987. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754 MM, dissimilar crowns, NGC MS 62. Yonaka-M8.54d; KM104.2; Cal-487. Frosty white with muted luster, no toning, small patch of oxidation on part of rim, second highest grade in the NGC census for this hoard date (currently 265 entries). NGC #6506150-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Busts

988. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767/6 MF, rare, NGC XF 40. Yonaka-M8.67a; KM-105; Cal-1091. Light even toning with traces of underlying luster, earlier label (closer to AU by today’s standards) that does not mention the weak but certain overdate. NGC #3347826-015. Estimate: $500-$750.

991. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796 FM, NGC MS 62. Yonaka-M8.96; KM-109; Cal-959. Broad flan with full rims, light colorful toning over luster, near top grade. NGC #6105568005. Estimate: $500-$750.

992. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1801 FT, NGC MS 62. Yonaka-M8.101b; KM-109; Cal-972. Bold strike with good luster, light colorful toning (stronger at obverse rim), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #6105514-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

993. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1807

TH, PCGS AU55. Yonaka-M8.107; KM-109; Cal-986. Broad flan with full rims, muted luster over-splashed with rich rainbow toning. PCGS #44875745. Estimate: $200-$300.

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989. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752 MF, NGC AU 55. Yonaka-M4.52a; KM-95; Cal-386. Light rainbow toning over choice luster for the assigned grade, faint adjustment marks on shield, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61, common variety with flat-bottomed crowns atop pillars. NGC #3298823-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 990. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733 MF. Yonaka-M1.33e; KM-75.1; Cal-507. 3.0 grams. AXF with contrasting toning, no problems, scarce second date of issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

994. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1809 TH, NGC MS 62. YonakaM8.109; KM-110; Cal-1308. Flashy and nearly prooflike luster with frosty details, choice strike, no toning, Type C portrait. NGC #6058737-007. Estimate: $500-$750.

995. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1809 TH, PCGS MS64. Yonaka-M1.109; KM-82; Cal-600. Low-contrast rainbow toning over muted luster, choice strike, second highest grade in PCGS census. PCGS #25223238. Estimate: $350-$500.

Mexico (War of Independence)

Oaxaca

996. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1782 FF, PCGS AU53. Yonaka-M05.82; KM-69.2; Cal-209. Patchy rainbow toning with small lighter spots on obverse and a couple black spots on reverse, minimal wear and muted luster. PCGS #40467651. Estimate: $200-$300.

997. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1808/7 TH, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Yonaka-M05.108.IIII; KM-72; Cal-295. Frosty white with choice details and luster per the grade, clear die-clash on reverse, the scarce overdate unclear except for the cruder shape of the 8. NGC #6286827-001. Estimate: $300-$450. 998. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1819/8 JJ, rare, NGC MS 63. Yonaka-M05.119a; KM-74; Cal409. Bold strike with lustrous satin fields, very faint incipient golden toning, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65, rated R2 in Yonaka. NGC #6354696-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

999. Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales, 1813, ornate fields, PCGS AU50. KM-234. Bold full details, slight rustiness and weight-adjustment scratches (as made) near edge. PCGS #46138955. Estimate: $300-$450.

Mexico (Republic)

1000. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 1/2 escudo, 1832 JM, NGC MS 62. Fr-107; KM-378.5. Satin fields with much luster, minimal marks, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #3562953-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

1001. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 1/2 escudo, 1842 MM, NGC MS 62. Fr-107; KM-378.5. Bold strike with ample luster. NGC #3356654-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

1002. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 1/2 escudo, 1843 MM, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Fr-107; KM-378.5. Light yellow color with decent luster, centrally weak strike and incomplete rims. (Note: Side of plastic capsule is cracked). NGC #3405338-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

1003. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 1/2 escudo, 1854 GC, NGC AU 58. Fr-107; KM-378.5. Nice even strike with smooth fields (minimal luster), rich orange color, parts of rims slightly crude. NGC #2891196-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

1004. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 1/2 escudo, 1863/57 CH, NGC MS 62. Fr-107; KM-378.5. Brilliant luster, very light in color, full rims, looks higher grade. NGC #1218252-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1005. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1876/5 BH, rare, NGC MS 61. DP-Mo61; KM-377.10. Muted luster, deeply blue-toned on cap-and-rays side, the eagle side with lighter rainbow colors, the overdate specifically singled out as rare in the Dunigan-Parker reference (“usually comes in Extremely Fine to Almost Uncirculated condition”). NGC #6276707-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

1008. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1893 AM, NGC MS 62. DP-Mo79; KM-377.10. Bright white with luster, good strike, minimal marks. NGC #4352841-016. Estimate: $200-$300.

1006. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1877 JS, NGC MS 63. DP-Zs62; KM-377.13. Light rainbow toning (deeper at rim on eagle side) over muted luster, weakly struck centers as usual. NGC #6212016-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

1009. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1895 AM, PCGS MS61. DP-Mo81; KM-377.10. Strong luster for the grade but with some localized hairlines, incipient toning at rims. PCGS #33478753. Estimate: $200-$300.

1010. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1897 RS, NGC MS 63. DP-Go80; KM-377.8. Choice luster and good strike with a minimum of tiny bagmarks. NGC #2730069-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

1007. Chihuahua, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1889 MM, NGC MS 64 (“top pop”). DP-Ca72; KM-377.2. Brilliant cartwheel luster with a few faint splashes of light golden toning, tied with 16 others for finest in NGC census. NGC #3553840-016. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1011. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1897 FZ, NGC MS 64. DP-Zs83; KM-377.13. Choice strike with super luster on satin-smooth fields, the eagle side deeply toned in shades of mauve and turquoise, pedigreed to a banker’s collection from the early 1900s. NGC #6679121-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1012. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 1/2 real, 1857 GF, NGC MS 65. KM-370.9. Blast-white with luster, choice strike except for granularity on eagle, a blazing beauty overall. NGC #6058737-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (Revolutionary)

1013. Durango, Mexico, copper 5 centavos, 1914, thick 5, PCGS AU53, finest known in PCGS census. KM-631. Bold central details, cruder at rims, nice copper-brown color all over. PCGS #44875736. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (Mexican United States)

1014. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “caballito,” 1913, NGC MS 62. KM-453. Frosty white, with a modicum of small bagmarks, incipient toning at rims. NGC #6351760-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

Nicaragua (under Spain)

1015. León, Nicaragua (under Spain), silver 1 real proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1808, NGC VF 25. Cal-562; Medina-312; Grove-F83; Herrera-27; KM-M1. Deeply toned, with a couple small dings on reverse, slightly off-center strike. NGC #6505984-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

Panama (colonial)

Pre-cobs

1016. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, special “crowned-F” issue for New World use, mintmark S on reverse, columns of three dots flanking shield on obverse, very rare. Host: Cal-447; López de la Fuente-F8.5 var. 3.13 grams. Very deep and clear countermark (best we’ve seen) in middle of obverse of fully detailed host (even the legends are full) with contrasting toning, XF, the host alone with high catalog value, let alone with the rare countermark that is believed to stand for Panama. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Cobs

1017. Panama, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer oX to right, mintmark AP to left, very rare. Sed-AP1; Cal-134; KM-1. 1.58 grams. Full and bold crown and monogram with AP to left and oX to right, also full cross with normal-sized lions and castles in proper quadrants (apparently a new variant), with only small parts of the legends visible but enough to see both sides are meant to be reverse legends (no king’s name), lightly toned XF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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Peru (colonial) Gold

1018. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III (second “rat nose” bust), 1771 JM. Cal-1926; KM-73. 26.87 grams. Bold strike with full rims, problem-free AU- with light toning and/or sediment in legends, scarce early type. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Pillars

Busts

1019. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755 JD. Yonaka-L8.55; KM-55.1; Cal-459. 26.22 grams. UNC with mostly matte-etched surfaces (the rest lustrous), toned around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

1021. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1803 IJ, NGC MS 62. Cal-922; KM-97. Frosty white with luster but the centers slightly matte, most of rims weak (as made), die-crack through DEI GRATIA, near top grade, better assayer for the date. NGC #4254658-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

1020. Lima, Peru, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III, 1761 JM, PCGS MS 63. Yonaka-L05.61; KM-60; Cal-111. Very bold strike with light rich toning over muted luster, tied with one other for second finest in PCGS census behind a single MS66. PCGS #45216629. Estimate: $600-$900.

Peru (Republic)

1022. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“imaginary bust”), 1811 JP, long ribbons, NGC MS 61. Cal-1242; KM-106.2. Attractively lustrous with very light gold toning, fully detailed bust but weak in center of reverse, incomplete rims, faint surface hairlines, scarce and desirable type. NGC #6451438-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1024. Lima, Peru, gold 4 escudos, 1855 MB, NGC AU details / reverse spot removed. KM-150.4; Fr-64. Good strike with nice rich color and evident luster, deep mark to left of flag but otherwise problem-free. NGC #6677878-004. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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1023. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1826 JM, NGC MS 63. KM-142.1. Broad flan with full and prominent rims, light toning over luster, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #3348367-008. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Peru (South Peru) Gold

1025. Cuzco, Peru (State of South Peru), gold 8 escudos, 1837 BA, FEDERACION, rare, NGC MS 63. KM-167; Fr-91. South Peru produced some of the most beautifully designed coinage in South America during its three-year existence, first as a State within the Peru-Bolivian Confederation and then as its own Republic. The coins feature a deliberate attempt to combine Peru’s rich cultural and political symbols. The current coin displays the earlier legend ESTADO SUD PERUANO and four stars representing the four constituent departments of South Peru (Ayacucho, Cuzco, Arequipa, and Puno) on the obverse. On the reverse, a volcano appears on the right and the Inca fortress Qorikancha on the left, with a galleon on waves at the top and a horn of plenty above the word FEDERACION at the bottom. The artistic effect is particularly lovely in gold, specifically the 8 escudos, making for what the numismatic auctioneer Bill Christensen once dubbed “the most beautiful gold coin of the Americas.” On the present piece all these symbols stand out against a background of spectacular luster, the only flaw being traces of laminations above the fortress. With tremendous eye-appeal for the grade, very little quality separates this MS 63 coin from the census-topping MS 64’s with famous names behind them. NGC #6507905-001. Estimate: $20,000-up.

1026.

assigned grade, with very light mauve and green-gold toning over muted luster and minimal high-point wear, problem-free strike and popular for its highly symbolic design. NGC #6677878-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Philippines (under Spain)

1028. Manila, Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, 1828 counterstamp (Type I) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1828 JM, very rare. KM-33; Cal-1303. 26.33 grams. The MANILA / 1828 is rather weak but fully visible along with some border (the host coin’s legend bolder) while the other side shows a bold full crowned arms within minimal counterstamp legend (would read HABILITADO POR EL REY N.S.D. FERN. VII.) inside a complete and bold host-coin legend including 1828 date, Lima mintmark and JM assayer, lightly toned, broad-flan Fine overall. The rarity of this counterstamp issue is due to early discontinuation for the fact that there was not enough minting pressure to efface the peripheral host details and show the new border and legend (this piece being a prime example). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1029. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, crowned “F.7.o” countermark (Type V, 1832-4) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1833 MM, PCGS VF details / tooled, c/m XF detail. KM-83; Cal-1305. Choice bold countermark and host details due to contrasting toning, unfortunately with lots of heavy scratches in fields and around details. PCGS #44802664. Estimate: $350-$500.

1030. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II” countermark (Type VI, 1834-37) on a Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1833 LM, NGC VF details / obverse scratched, c/s XF strong. KM-100; Cal-668. Full and bold countermark, the whole piece deeply toned but with darker contrasting toning around details, some light old scratches in fields flanking Bolívar’s portrait. NGC #6351118-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

1031. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II” countermark (Type VI, 1834-37) on volcano side of a Santiago, Chile, “volcano” peso, 1834 IJ, NGC AU 50, c/s AU standard (Colección Val y Mexia label). KM-108; Cal-668. Nearly complete and somewhat lightly struck countermark on a very attractively toned host in choice grade (not far from a census-topping AU 55 that recently sold). Pedigreed to the Colección Val y Mexia (stated on special label). NGC #6498621-001. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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1032. Philippines (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1897 SG-V, NGC AU 55. KM-154; Cal-122. Lightly gold-toned over muted luster, some bagmarks. NGC #6351734-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Portugal

Pedro II

1033. Philippines (under Spain), 10 centavos, Alfonso XII, 1885, NGC MS 66. KM-148; Cal-102. Spectacular rainbow toning on lustrous, virtually pristine surfaces (near top grade) with curious diagonal die-scratches (as made) on obverse, frozen date (struck as late as 1898, well into the reign of Alfonso XIII). NGC #3897178-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

1034. Lisbon, Portugal, gold 4000 reis (4800 reis), Pedro II, 1702, NGC MS 66. Gomes-99.12; Fr-76; KM-156. Very bold, deep strike and lustrous fields with nary a blemish, rich gold color, re-cut penultimate 0 in denomination (valued at 4800 reis in its time) and coincidentally the same in the date, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 67 NGC #6507836-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Maria II

1035. Portugal, 870 reis, Maria II, crowned-arms countermark (1834) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820 JJ, PCGS XF45, c/m AU. Gomes-M2.29.52; KM-440.15. Very deep and fully detailed countermark on a problemfree host, all lightly toned. PCGS #45909480. Estimate: $300-$450.

1036. Portugal, 870 reis, Maria II, crowned-arms countermark (1834) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821 JJ, PCGS AU50, c/m AU. Gomes-M2.29.55; KM-440.15. Bold and deep full countermark with dark toning, the host faintly lustrous and draped in light olive toning with dark areas at rims, second finest in PCGS census behind a single AU 53. PCGS #45909481. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Puerto Rico (under Spain)

1037. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895 PG-V, NGC AU 55. KM-24; Cal-128. Bold details with contrasting toning over luster, some marks and hairlines, popular one-year issue. NGC #2853799-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

Spain (Visigoths)

1038. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 40 centavos, Alfonso XIII, 1896 PG-V, NGC MS 62. KM-23; Cal-127. Very choice grade (among the top 10% in the census), with ample luster despite very slightly grainy surfaces (as made), light golden toning at rims, popular one-year type (much harder to find than the peso). NGC #6345484005. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1039. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 10 centavos, Alfonso XIII, 1896 PG-V, NGC MS 65 (“top pop”). KM-21; Cal-125. Choice cartwheel luster with light rainbow toning (strongest at rims), virtually flawless, tied with two others for finest in NGC census among a current population of 175 graded. NGC #6345484-007. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1040. Seville, Spain (Visigoths), gold tremissis, Sisebut (612-621 AD), Mentesa mint, PCGS MS 63, finest and only example in PCGS census. Cay-226. 1.42 grams. Typically bold full details with some luster on light yellow surfaces, minute black speckles on Sisebut side. PCGS #45216774. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Spain (Castile and León)

1041. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), gold dobla de la banda, Juan II (1406-54), struck 1442-54, S at top of cross, NGC MS 62. Cay-1515. 4.57 grams. Choice broad flan that extends past the outer borders, all legends full as a result, also choice full band and cross-lions-castles with spots of luster here and there. NGC #6613628-006. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Spain Ferdinand-Isabel

1042. Seville, Spain, gold double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, S at bottom and X at top between busts, NGC MS 62. Cal-746; Fr-129. 6.91 grams. Small flan but with nearly full legends anyway, full interior details, minimal luster (slightly grainy surfaces, as made) but no wear, only light marks. PCGS #44897154. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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1043. Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, denomination o-VIII to right, legend ending in ARAG. Cal-577; López de la Fuente-I5.1. 26.59 grams. Good full details including crown and legends despite some surface pitting, otherwise AU with deep dark toning, desirable first “crown” of Spain, this exact variety not listed in López de la Fuente. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1046. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, denomination o-IIII to right, legend ending in CASTELE . LE, PCGS AU58, ex-Pat Johnson. Cal-564; López de la Fuente-H5.6.32.3. 13.69 grams. Choice full details all over, including clear legends, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #44859765. Estimate: $300-$450.

1044. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D to right of center on reverse, denomination o-IIII to right, legend ending in LEGIONI, NGC MS 62. Cal-564; López de la Fuente-H5.6.26. 13.69 grams. Bold full inner details and much bold legend, very lightly red-toned over luster, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). NGC #6613614-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1047. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer

Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, denomination o-IIII to right, legend ending in LEGIO, PCGS AU53. Cal-564; López de la Fuente-H5.6. 13.46 grams. Bold full inner details and some legend, light rainbow toning over luster, smallish flan. PCGS #45952651. Estimate: $200-$300.

1045. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer

Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, denomination o-IIII to right, legend ending in CASTELE . LE, NGC AU 50. Cal-560; López de la Fuente-H5.6. 13.57 grams. Very broad flan with choice full legends and inner details but with slight doubling all over (assayer a bit indistinct), low-contrast toning over luster. NGC #6351715-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

1048. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark T to left, assayer M to right, legend ending in ARA.SI.G, NGC AU 55. Cal-468; López de la Fuente-F7.6.13.1. 3.40 grams. Broad flan with full legends and inner details, deeply rainbow toned, minimal luster, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 58. NGC #6351715-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1049. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse, NGC AU 50. Cal-720. (Weight not specified.) Smallish flan with choice full crown and shield and cross, some legend, attractively toned, tiny edge-split. NGC #2814872-015. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1052. Segovia, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1593 date (four digits) above denomination IIII to right, assayer oI above mintmark to left, very rare (unlisted). Cal-unl (Type 163). 13.60 grams. Full shield with bold oI assayer and aqueduct mintmark to left and 1593 above denomination to right, good full cross-and-tressure, VF with dark toning near edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

1050. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure on reverse, PCGS XF45. Cal-720. 27.08 grams. Bold full shield and cross with nearly full crown and legends (the word GRATIA particularly prominent), a bit silvery but with black sediment in crevices for contrast. PCGS #45952645. Estimate: $350-$500.

1053. Granada, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1595 date to left, assayer oF above denomination oIIII to right. Cal-491. 13.63 grams. Choice full crown above full but doubled shield with bold date to left, good full cross-and-tressure, lightly toned XF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

1054. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1595 B, NGC UNC details / cleaned. Cal-589. 13.42 grams. Choice full cross and shield, the latter with bold full date to right, S-oIIII-B to left, no toning. NGC #6276764-010. Estimate: $400-$600.

Philip III

1051. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1591/0 H, rare, NGC AU

55, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-732. 27.32 grams. Broad flan with two edge-splits (one large), good full shield with bold S-oVIII-H to left and clear 1591/0 date to right, full and well-detailed but double-struck cross-lions-castles, trace of luster, toned in crevices. NGC #5790755-015. Estimate: $500-$750.

1055. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1600 B, OMNIVM type. Cal-799; KM-unl (36.2 for type). 13.70 grams. Urn-shaped flan (unevenly thick) with full but partially flat shield and cross, full four-digit date at top, most of king’s name and part of OMNIVM in legend, lightly toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1056. Granada, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1609 M, OMNIVM type. Cal-726; KM-36.1. 11.24 grams. Choice bold and full shield and cross-and-tressure, also complete denomination IIII to left and G-M to right, nearly full legends with complete 09 of date, PHILIPPVS I(II D G) OMNIV(M) and REGORVM, VF+ with contrasting toning, small part of edge slightly bent. Estimate: $200-$300.

1060. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1638 R. Cal-1652; KM-unl (80 for type). 26.60 grams. Full date above mostly flat cross with odd arcuate hammer-mark in center (as made), nearly full shield with clear S-R to left above king’s ordinal IIII, Fine+ with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

1057. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1618 P. Cal-855; KM-unl (36.3 for type). 11.97 grams. Round flan with full but partially flat cross showing bold full date in legend, off-center shield with full PHILIPPVS, denomination IIII to right and oT-P to left, AVF with crusty toning and old marks. Estimate: $200-$300.

1061. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R. Cal-Type 350; KM-80. 27.48 grams. Very choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, bold mintmark and denomination, VF+ with contrasting toning in crevices, quite attractive overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

1058. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1620 P. Cal-858; KM-36.3. 13.45 grams. Choice full cross-and-tressure with bold full date above, the shield also complete, dark crusty toning, VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

Philip IV

1059. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1629 R. Cal-1641; KM-80. 25.81 grams. Bold date above nearly full cross, also bold full S-R to left of partially flat shield, Fine+ with traces of toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1062. Madrid, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1643/2 B, rotated legend, very rare (unlisted). Cal-unl (Type 311); KM-unl (120 for type). 26.77 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles with very clear date at 1-3 o’clock showing upright 4 and certain overdate (unlisted), full but doubled shield with clear mintmark above very weak assayer to left, denomination 8 to right, contrastingly toned XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

1063. Madrid, Spain, cob 4 reales, 164(?) B. Cal-Type 269; KM132.3. 11.37 grams. Bold 64 of date to left of full cross, the shield choice and full with clear denomination IIII to right and mintmark-assayer to left above full king’s ordinal IIII, VF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Charles II

1064. Segovia, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Charles II, 1687/3 BR, very rare, NGC UNC details / mount removed, repaired. Cal1001; KM-197. 26.73 grams; 34mm diameter. Typically choice strike on a broad flan (beyond the design) with much luster, well preserved save for some marks and repairs on obverse, a very rare and popular type, typically made to order in just certain dates, reminiscent of Mexican Royals in appearance, with gaps in dates (like 1684-86, in this case) when not requisitioned, the dies re-used accordingly. This second type under Charles II is typically referred to as “sin escusión” for lacking the Portuguese escutcheon in the upper half of the shield, but in fact it is actually there, just very faint and hidden by the rest of the details. NGC #6505508-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1065. Seville, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Charles II, 1699 M, GRAC in legend, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1061; KM-233.2. Much luster for the grade, slightly off-center strike, a few light marks and some details very slightly crude with weak laurel edge (as made), the finer of just two in the NGC census. NGC #6613627-008. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. 1066. No lot.

Philip V

1067. Seville, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1701 M, denomination VIII (vertical) to right, florets flanking fleece at bottom, NGC AU 55. Cal-2266 var; KM-260; Fr-247. Bold full details with even high-point flattening, broad flan that extends beyond the outer border, faintly toned, second finest for this variety in NGC census behind a single AU 58. NGC #6031758-002. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

1068. Seville, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1701 M, denomination VIII (vertical) to right, dots flanking fleece at bottom, NGC AU 55. Cal-2266; KM-260; Fr-247. Full details on slightly oversized flan, rich gold color, minimal wear for the grade, technically should be tied for second finest in NGC census but labeled incorrectly as “flowers & fleece” variety (like the previous lot). NGC #6498924-002. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

1069. Seville, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1712 M, M8-S-8 in tressure-dimples, NGC AU 58. Cal-2281; KM-260; Fr-247. Slightly off-center strike with very minor natural flaws and weakness in centers, traces of luster and toning. NGC #3702118-003. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1070. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1731 JF, reduced-size assayer-marks, PCGS AU53, finest known in PCGS census. Cal-1866; KM-352; Fr-236. Bold strike with choice full rims, contrasting sediment around details, a few marks and some light wear, scarce transitional variety of assayer style, the finer of just two in PCGS census (and none finer at NGC). PCGS #45670082. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Charles III

1071. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1775 PJ, NGC AU 53. Cal-1549; KM-417.1; Fr-286. Good luster for the assigned grade, with trace of reddish color, light high-point wear. NGC #6500044-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

1072. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1776/4 PJ, NGC AU 53. Cal1550; KM-417.1; Fr-286. Muted luster, somewhat light in color, minor marks on obverse only, scarce overdate. NGC #6493259-008. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1073. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1777 PJ, NGC AU 58. Cal-1554; KM-417.1; Fr-286. Choice luster for the assigned grade, lightly red-toned with faint hairlines on obverse only. NGC #2879520-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1074. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1772 PJ, NGC MS 63+. Cal-1256; KM-415.1; Fr-290. Choice bold strike with subdued luster on satin fields, only very light marks on obverse, hint of red toning, exceptional grade (second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64). NGC #6500044-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

Charles IV

1075. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1798 MF, NGC AU 53. Cal-1290; KM-435.1; Fr-296. Good luster but some wear and surface hairlines on obverse, also a flan-bulge on that side. NGC #5782159-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

Joseph Napoleon

1076. Barcelona, Spain, 5 pesetas, Joseph Napoleon, 1811, 25 tulips, NGC AU details / cleaned. Cal-47; KM-69. Choice luster with light toning around details, a few marks and light hairlines, adjustment marks in shield, variety with 25 tulips (Calicó calls them “rosetas”) in wreath around denomination. NGC #6058734-016. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ferdinand VII

1077. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1815 GJ. Cal-1710; KM-484; Fr-312. 13.46 grams. Lustrous AU with faint surface hairlines but no big problems, traces of light red toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

Alfonso XIII

1078. Seville, Spain, 5 pesetas, Alfonso XIII, 1899(99) SG-V, NGC MS 62. Cal-110; KM-707. Bright white with cartwheel luster, tiny bagmarks and faint hairlines. NGC #6275354-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Venezuela (Caracas “imitation cobs”)

1079. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, “741” date (early 1800s). Cal-750; KM-C13.1. 4.81 grams. Problem-free Fine with full pillars and cross (quadrants typically transposed), three M’s and L’s, nice toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Venezuela (Caracas under Gran Colombia)

1080. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 reales, “1818” date (1R-sized digits, struck 1830) BS, florettes flanking cross with transposed quadrants, struck over a Spanish bust 2 reales of Ferdinand VII, 1820, very rare. Stohr-15d; Cal-740; KM-C36. 4.84 grams. Fully detailed XF with rich rainbow toning, much host-coin evidence including clear 1820 date in outer border (very rare thus). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1081. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 reales, “1818” date (1R-sized digits, struck 1830) BS, florettes flanking cross with transposed quadrants, struck over a Spanish bust 2 reales of Ferdinand VII, rare. Stohr-15d; Cal-740; KM-C36. 4.51 grams. Full details with traces of host-coin legend in outer border, VF with dark toning around most details. Estimate: $500-$750.

Venezuela (Republic)

1082. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint), 1 real, 1858-A, very rare, NGC MS 63. KM-Y9. Muted luster with deep toning at rims, minimal bagmarks, near top grade for this rare and desirable one-year type. NGC #6510929-002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1083. Venezuela (struck in Birmingham), proof copper 1 centavo, 1858-HEATON, raised LIBERTAD, rare, NGC PF 62 Brown. Stohr-30; KM-Y7. Deep rainbow toning over Proof surfaces with subdued luster, a few small carbon spots, somewhat distinguished as the finest and only “Brown” example listed in the NGC census for this variety (the others all Red Brown). NGC #6503014-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1084. Venezuela (struck in London), copper proof essai 1/2 centavo, 1852, plain edge, no initials on truncation, rare, NGC PF 62 Brown. Stohr-23; KM-Pn15 (Y5.2). Bold strike with muted luster under toning, the reverse with lighter color and nicer luster (die-variety with 23 berries in the wreath), one small mark on cheek, considered an essai issue with plain edge (but “essai” not stated on label). NGC #6503014-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Venezuela (United States of Venezuela)

1085. Venezuela, gold 100 bolívares, 1886, NGC MS 61. Stohr-51; Fr-2; KM-Y34. Lustrous and well struck, with only minor bagmarks and light hairlines around bust of Bolívar, scarce first date of issue (mintage of 4,250), variety with 86 of date apart (not noted on label), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #6510929-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1086. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint), 1 venezolano, 1876-A, very rare, NGC MS 62. Stohr-36; KM-Y16. Lightly toned over ample luster, the fields around Bolívar’s bust with choice die-polish finish (and some very light hairlines), a key one-year type that routinely sells well into five figures in MS. NGC #6680431-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

1087. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint), 50 centavos, 1874-A, serifed A, NGC MS 62 (“top pop”). Stohr-35; KM-Y15. Choice strike with bold bust of Bolívar surrounded by die-polished fields and toned legends, the reverse even more ring-toned in rainbow colors over luster, very rare grade, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #6503014-002. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

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1088. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint), proof 10 centavos, 1874-A, serifed A, NGC PF 62. Stohr-33; KM-Y13.1. Impressively bold bust of Bolívar within highly die-polished proof fields ringed with deep blue toning, the reverse similar but without the die-polishing, lustrous all over. NGC #6503013-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1089. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint), proof 5 centavos, 1874-A, serifed A, NGC PF 61. Stohr-32; KM-Y12.1. Near cameo central details (Bolívar / arms) ringed with deep blue toning over luster, tiny lacuna and circular fiber strike-through in front of bust. NGC #6503013-002. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1090. Venezuela (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), copper-nickel 1 centavo, 1876, NGC MS 62. Stohr-38; KM-Y25. Lustrous, almost prooflike fields with very faint hairlines over die-polish lines, scarce grade. NGC #6503014-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

Venezuela (modern Republic)

1091. Venezuela, gold 500 bolívares, 1975, nationalization of the oil industry, NGC MS 69 (“top pop”). Fr-9; KM-Y54. The key coin of modern Venezuela, with only 100 examples struck, all in a proof finish (alternately called PF Ultra Cameo or MS by NGC, combined in the same census), and many subsequently melted. The design is unique, with cameo bust of Bolívar against mirror field inside a rounded-rhomboid incuse placed to right of center, the rest of that side frosty matte, and a similar arrangement on the reverse with oil derricks inside the mirror incuse (left of center). Die-polish lines pervade throughout, but no marks or cloudiness, just a faint red spot between the 7 and 5 in the date. Currently this specimen shares top honors at NGC with three other entries, but to our knowledge none of those has been auctioned in the past decade. NGC #5789309-001. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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Medals and Decorations

Bolivia (colonial)

1092. Potosí, Bolivia, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1811, Goyeneche / Suppressor of Uprising, NGC AU 53. Fonrobert-9395. 43 mm. Obverse with bust of Ferdinand VII inside legend D. D. JOSEPHUS EMANUEL A GOYENECHE AREQUIPENSIS ORIGINE; reverse with long inscription inside legend MUNICIPIUM POTOSI IN GRATULATIONEM ASSERTORIS

LIBERTATIS PATRIAE A 1811. This medal commemorates Goyeneche’s victory over the Argentines under Juan José Castelli at the Battle of Huaqui, re-establishing Spanish control over Upper Peru (now Bolivia). Deeply toned over subtle luster all over, no major marks, just light high-point wear. NGC #6678489-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bolivia (Republic)

1093. Potosí, Bolivia, silver 10 soles-sized monetary medal, 1825, Bolívar / Chuquisaca, NGC UNC details / obverse cleaned. Burnett-6A; Fonrobert-9741. 43mm. Obverse with bust of Bolívar inside legend PADRE DE LA PATRIA SIMON BOLIVAR; reverse with soldier and woman flanking globe inside legend . LA GRATITUD DE CHUQUISACA A SU LIBERTADOR . with 1825 date at bottom. Super-sharp details with traces of toning over luster but surface hairlines on both sides, popular large medal featuring a detailed portrait of Bolívar, from the first series of monetary medals struck after independence. NGC #6678489-007. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1094. Potosí, Bolivia, silver 2 soles-sized monetary medal, 1825, to the Liberators of Colombia and Peru, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Derman. Burnett-4A; Fonrobert-9467. 27mm. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí with city at base and radiant sunface above within legend . GRATITUD DE LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI . 1825; reverse with standing llama facing left within wreath inside legend ALOS LIBERTADORES DE COLOMBIA Y PERU with sixpetal flower at bottom. Lustrous with semi-prooflike surfaces covered with golden toning with spots of blue hues, sharply struck with ample detail. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman collection (Cayón Auction of December 2007, with original lot-tag 728. NGC #6680045-007. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Chile (Republic)

1095. Chile, silver medal, 1818, Republic proclamation, by F.B. Venegas, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. Fonrobert-9842. 36mm. Obverse with radiant sun and mountains above palm tree over INDEPENDENCIA within legend EL ESTADO DE CHILE CONSTITUIDO INDEPENDTE ANO DE 1818; reverse with column supported on either side by arms emerging from clouds, banner with LIBERTAD and radiant star above, within legend JUNTOS Y UNIDOS SEREIS FELICES (words separated by six-petal flowers). Richly rainbow toned over nice luster for the grade. NGC #6678489-008. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Colombia (Republic)

1096. Colombia (struck in Italy), large bronze medal, 1846, Inauguration of the statue of Simón Bolívar in the Plaza Mayor (now Plaza Bolívar) in Bogotá / Bolívar freeing slaves, by Tenerani, NGC MS 63 Brown (“top pop”). Fonrobert-8106. 49mm. Obverse with standing Bolívar in high relief on pedestal (showing AL LIBERTADOR) between AMICI-TIAE / MONV-MENTVM within legend SIMONI BOLIVAR LIBERATORI, signed at bottom by creator (“INV”) TENERANI and maker (“FECIT”) C. VOIGT; reverse with standing Bolívar at right

Colombia (modern Republic)

1097. Cartagena, Colombia (made in New York City for Club Cartagena), uniface silver medal with loop, 1911, Independence Centennial, rare. 11.50 grams; 29mm. Obverse with native-and-palms arms of Cartagena below RECUERDO DE CENTENARIO inside solid ring with wreath beyond; reverse blank but with stamps J.F.J. Co / N.Y. and STERLING at top below integrated loop. Made by the John Frick Jewelry Company in New York City for Club Cartagena in honor of the centennial of Cartagena’s independence. Deeply toned AU, similar to one featured on the cover of NumisCol’s Boletín Numismático 90 (2011), but with the additional wording for Club Cartagena at top removed (traces still visible). Estimate: $125-$200.

Cuba (under Spain)

1098. Cuba (under Spain), gilt bronze medal, 1763, capture of Morro Castle (Havana) and deaths of Don Luis de Velasco and Vincenzo Gonzales, by T.F. Prieto. Betts-443; Eimer-704; Medina-12. 51.94 grams; 50 mm. Obverse with two busts above PRIETO inside legend LVDOVICO DE VELASCO ET VICENTIO GONZALEZ; reverse with explosion emanating from fortress within a naval battle scene below legend IN . MORR . VIT . GLOR . FUNCT ., exergue with ARTIVM ACADEMIA / CAROLO REGE CATHOL / ANNVENTE CONS. / A MDCCLXIII. This medal is typically filed under Cuba due to the location of the battle it depicts, but

with kneeling male slave at his feet in front of female slave holding suckling infant with legend SERVITVTIS to left and ABROGATIO to right, E BOGOTANO SIM. BOLIVAR / MONVMENTO / MDCCCXXXXVI in exergue. Smooth surfaces in even brown color, just a couple small dark spots on both sides, obverse rim-bump, tied with one other for finest in NGC census (this example mis-attributed to 1896). NGC #2138113-001. Estimate: $400-$600. its manufacture was in Spain, and the commemoration is actually of a British victory, the capture of Morro Castle in Havana, on July 30, 1763, during the French and Indian War, resulting in the deaths of the Spanish officers shown on the obverse. This example rates XF or better, with bright gold plating almost completely covering the surfaces, the original dark brown peeking out only on high points. Estimate: $350-$500.

1099. Havana, Cuba (under Spain), silvered bronze medal, Alfonso XII, 1875, NGC MS 62. Herrera-1; Medina-433. 31mm. Obverse with bust of king inside wreath; reverse with legend LA CIUDAD DE LA HABANA CELEBRA CON GRANDES FESTEJOS around eleven-line inscription ending in the year in Roman numerals. Dark brassy-gold toning over strong luster. NGC #6504590-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Dominican Republic (under Spain)

1100. Dominican Republic (under Spain), silver Gran Cruz knight’s badge for the Spanish Order of Charles III, dedicated in 1865 to Captain General José de la Gándara y Navarro as head of the troops in the War of Restoration in Santo Domingo (1863-65), unique and important. Perez Guerra-5 var. 51.66 grams; 70 x 70 mm. Maltese Cross-shaped silver decoration (missing three ball-points on cross-tips) with fleur-de-lis in corners and oval medallion in center showing a radiant Virgin Mary in heavy gold plating with white and blue enamel within blue enameled ring with gold lettering VIRTUTI / ET MERITO flanking blue ordinal III inside green wreath, the reverse with pin and loops for ribbon, script-engraved on the smooth silver back “Sus ayudantes / de Campo y oficiales / a las órdenes de V.E. / en 19 de Marzo de 1865 / en Santo Domingo.” The Dominican Republic celebrates two dates of independence: the 1844 independence from Haiti and the 1865 independence from Spain, which had annexed Santo Domingo in 1861. The Dominican War of Restoration was a campaign to quell insurrection against Spanish domination beginning in the year 1863. José de la Gándara y Navarro led the Spanish troops in several bloody conflicts over the next two years, eventually resulting in the de-annexation of Santo Domingo by the Spanish in 1865. It appears this top-honors decoration, made in Spain but engraved in Santo Domingo, was given to Gándara just as the Dominican Republic achieved its second independence. While his name is not mentioned in the engraved dedication on this piece, the reference is clear and the date of dedication is the Feast of Saint Joseph, Gándara’s patron saint. Estimate: $1,500-up.

El Salvador

1101. San Salvador, El Salvador (under Spanish Guatemala), silver 1 real-sized proclamation medal, 1808, Ferdinand VII, NGC AU 55. Fonrobert-7464; Herrera-76; Medina-378; Grove-F179; KM-XM2. Obverse with bust of Ferdinand inside legend FERNANDO.VII.REY.DE.ESP.E.IN / DIAS.* .; reverse with volcano above *1808* inside border of dots and legend PROCLAMADO.EN.S.SALVADOR. DE.G [shell]. Lightly toned over subtle luster, choice strike with full rims and no problems. NGC #6611123-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

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France

1102. France, large, matte-proof, silvered-bronze medal, dated 1794 (struck in Paris in 1988), Abolition of Slavery / Bicentennial of the French Revolution, by J.C. Dieudonne, PCGS SP64, finest and only example in PCGS census. 77mm. Obverse with French Assembly scene above exergue ABOLITION DE L’ESCLAVAGE / 4 FEVRIER 1794, engraver’s name on exergue line; reverse with BICENTENAIRE / DE LA / REVOLUTION / FRANCAISE; smooth edge stamped with CORNE BR 1988. This attractively engraved piece commemorates the 1794 French Government

decree abolishing slavery in its colonies (reversed by Napoleon eight years later), while also commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution that began in 1789, all surfaces in bright white matte silver, no marks or flaws except for a small copper spot near 2 o’clock on obverse. PCGS #45670069. Estimate: $125-$200.

1103. France, silvered-bronze medal, 1920, World War I tank award to Corporal Henri Kimmel, by Pierre-Alexandre Morlon. 142.84 grams; 68mm. Obverse with early tank driving through World War I battlefield, female warrior above, signed A. MORLON near edge; reverse with wide floral design with frame in center, CONCOURS DES MECANICIENS / 1ER B.T.N. / DE / CHARS LOURDS / PRIX / DU COLONEL / CDT. LA BRIGADE / KIMMEL HENRI / CL.1920 / CAPORAL at center; plain edge with incuse cornucopia and BRONZE. A striking Art Nouveau design commemorating the

Allied tank forces that fought on the battlefields of France. Rare with contemporary engraving awarding this Colonel’s prize to Corporal Henri Kimmel for success in a tank mechanics competition held in 1920. Mint State with well-executed silvering, first example we have seen accompanied by its original box of issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

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My Journey Collecting Admiral Vernon Medals

After a dozen years of very active collecting, I sold my U.S. large cents through Bowers and Merena in 1982. Ted Craige, an engineer by day and a voracious medal collector in his spare time, had just died. John Ford knew Craige’s widow, Miriam, and he knew me, so he put the two of us together. John then compiled a ten-page inventory of Ted’s collection and put on his best sales job. Best or not, it was good enough to launch me into the world of “Betts” medals, so called because C. Wyllys Betts wrote the definitive book on the subject.

Of the 623 medals described by Betts, no less than 167 of them are Admiral Vernon medals. Indeed, the Vernon chapter is the largest single section of the book. So compelling has the subject proved over the years that no less than fifteen serious authors have been drawn to it, this list including such numismatic luminaries as William Sumner Appleton, Malcolm Storer, Alejandro Rosa, J. T. Medina, the Earl of Sandwich and Jorge Ferrari. Alert readers will note the mix of both English and Latin authors: Admiral Vernon medals have the unusual distinction of attracting intense interest in both hemispheres.

I fell victim to the same siren song as did the “luminaries,” with the bug biting me perhaps the hardest of all. After my purchase from Ted Craige’s widow, I moved swiftly to purchase the entire collections of Leonard Finn, Dr. Paul Patterson and an anonymous Canadian. To anyone vigorously pursuing the Vernon medals, the lodestar is the collection of the British Museum, put together by Edward Hawkins, Admiral Lord Milford Haven, and sundry contributors over several centuries. Today, the BM’s vast collection numbers 241 distinct Admiral Vernon varieties. I blush to say that my collection totals 248 varieties, a number that may never be surpassed.

Speaking of “both hemispheres,” it was in the process of writing Medallic Portraits that I came across a gentleman from Argentina, Fernando Chao. In speaking of Fernando, let me emphasize the word “gentleman,” being a person not only with good table manners but also sensitive at all times to the wants and feelings of those around him. Having Fernando as a house guest for two weeks, I can say from experience that he was a gentleman from the moment he got up in the morning until bidding us a warm “good night” before trundling off to bed.

Beneath this veneer of politesse there dwelt a warm human being with a keen mind. With the exception of the sport of soccer, which Fernando detested despite being from Argentina, he could talk intelligently on a wide range of subjects. In his company, the conversation never lagged, nor was it ever dull in the least.

My strong relationship with Fernando exemplifies how Admiral Vernon medals have been collected ardently in both hemispheres from at least the 19th century on. The medals served as the tie that bound us in friendship. Fernando had long since sold his collection, but I was able to track it down and purchase it from a dealer in Spain. This put a glorious seal on our relationship: I did not have Fernando by my side, but I did have in my possession the medals which had meant so much to him. Fernando passed away this January, a victim of COVID-19, and it made me think: Collecting is a mundane activity whereas true friendships are sublime. Fernando’s passing had no effect on my collection, other than to make it seem trivial when weighed against the worth of a great man.

Note: New XRF technology allows us to give exact percentages of metallic content, as opposed to the old method of measuring specific gravity, which cannot discriminate the amount of each metal in the mix. Each of the listings to follow states percentages of metals from XRF testing (only those above 1%, no trace elements). Since these readings are taken from the center of one side of each medal, and most likely other locations would give slightly different results, these numbers should not be taken as absolutes so much as a general idea of the alloys. The great majority are copper-zinc, but some are silver (defined as more than 50 percent silver, anything less being plated, silvered, or silver-alloy). We hope this information will facilitate future analysis of specific methods and location of manufacture.

Great Britain

The John Adams Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals, Part IV

1104. Great Britain, copper Admiral Vernon medal, (ca. 1739), Vernon / naval scene, very rare, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Craige. AC-NLv1A. 27.53 grams; 40 mm. With high-relief bust of Vernon and high copper content (XRF: 97.68% copper), this is a traditional medal and not from the pinchbeck Vernon series, which it logically precedes since it depicts Vernon’s fleet leaving England on the reverse. Dark chocolate UNC, probably the finest of only four reported to exist. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 38 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $500-up.

1105. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, (ca. 1739), Vernon / Argyll, very rare, ex-Adams (plate). AC-NLv4D. 17.29 grams; 40 mm. AU with light brassy luster around details, coppery spot above Argyll’s head on reverse, unique type in the series for having a Latin legend NON . DORMIT . QUI . VINCIT (“he who conquers does not sleep”) on obverse. XRF: 39.48% copper, 53.07% zinc, 6.33% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 39 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, acquired from Jim King in 1984. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1106. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, (ca. 1739), Argyll / Satan and Walpole, ex-Adams. AC-NLa1A. 12.20 grams; 38 mm. AU with traces of luster and light color in center of reverse, with image of Satan on reverse being “totally political in its intent” (Adams-Chao). XRF: 45.94% copper, 48.75% zinc, 4.41% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1109. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv15L. 5.70 grams; 26 mm. Scarce variety (only eight reported), AXF with some spots of brassy luster, with more tin content than most, “comic book” details with ships “like bathtub toys” (Adams-Chao). XRF: 44.95% copper, 44.63% zinc, 7.28% lead, 2.08% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

1107. Great Britain, tin Admiral Vernon medal, 1740, Vernon’s flagship / naval scene, extremely rare, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Finn. AC-PB1A. 19.87 grams; 40 mm. Bright and lustrous AU with slightly convex obverse (indicative of a “sophisticated shop,” according to Adams and Chao) showing Vernon’s flagship above the date 1740, which is a bit of a mystery since the reverse shows two ships firing on forts under the name PORTO BELLO (a battle that took place in 1739). One of the rarest medals (only three reported) and clearly different from the usual series both in execution and metallic content (XRF: 98.12% tin). Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 46 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Leonard Finn Collection. Estimate: $750-up.

1110. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, extremely rare, ex-Adams. ACPBv18N. 20.67 grams; 39 mm. Dark AU with lighter high points (from wear) on reverse, the portrait of Vernon in higher relief than on most, a medal so rare that Adams-Chao reports just one known (and unknown to McCormick-Goodhart), but Adams’ tag says “sharper than my Finn example” in reference to a piece we sold in Auction 27 as a single-known “discovery piece.” XRF: 53.73% copper, 40.54% zinc, 4.14% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $500-up.

1108. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, arms / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PB2C. 16.45 grams; 39 mm. Choice XF+ in an evenly dark color, interesting for the fact that the lion and unicorn in the unusually fine-style coat of arms on obverse both have exaggerated “male parts” (perhaps satirical), not to mention the overtly Chinese-style face on the lion (indicative of an Asian engraver?). XRF: 43.87% copper, 49.65% zinc, 5.42% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), acquired from Richard August in 1985. Estimate: $200-$300.

1111. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Newman. AC-PBv22S. 15.20 grams; 37 mm. AU with brassy luster around details, apparently an early die-state as lacking the “injuries” reported in Adams-Chao for later states. XRF: 39.09% copper, 53.92% zinc, 4.90% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage auction of May 2014, with original lot-tag 30690). Estimate: $300-$450.

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1112. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Adams, DNW cover piece. AC-PBv26V. 16.98 grams; 38 mm. Bright, lightly hairlined AU with light toning in crevices (dark spot below Vernon’s elbow, the light ridges in obverse fields not damage but a characteristic of flan-casting known as chasing), very sharply struck (especially for silver) and rare like all silver examples but probably the most prevalent variety in that metal, a real showpiece for its quality of detail. XRF: 96.73% silver, 1.39% copper, 1.38% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and plated on the cover of the Dix Noonan Webb auction catalog of June 2009 (lot 2037). Estimate: $1,000-up.

1115. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv30AA. 19.34 grams; 39 mm. Lustrous UNC in light brass color with some high points slightly flat (Adams: “weakly struck but no wear”), it’s color probably due to higher tin content than most. XRF: 40.75% copper, 51.58% zinc, 5.48% lead, 1.14% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $400-$600.

1113. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv26V. 14.27 grams; 38 mm. Dark AU with some original luster on fields, an interesting contrast with the preceding lot in silver (same variety). XRF: 41.13% copper, 51.54% zinc, 5.51% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1116. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Adams (plate), exPeck. AC-PBv31DD. 17.33 grams; 38 mm. AU with patches of dull brass color within the usual olive-brown, the obverse showing a portrait of Vernon with “blow-dried hair and a banana nose” (Adams-Chao, who reported seeing only two examples of this variety). XRF: 40.46% copper, 51.50% zinc, 5.67% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 70 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Spencer Peck Collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1114. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Craige. AC-PBv29Z. 17.20 grams; 38 mm. UNC with traces of light copper color, small area of oxidation near rim on reverse. XRF: 47.61% copper, 46.33% zinc, 4.43% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1117. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Craige. AC-PBv41U. 19.23 grams; 38 mm. Dark olive UNC with some surfaces faintly oxidized, slightly more tin content than most. XRF: 40.12% copper, 51.93% zinc, 5.69% lead, 1.08% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 76 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1118. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv43TT. 5.80 grams; 27 mm. Sharp AU with bright and lustrous surfaces, Vernon’s portrait with the usual “banana nose” but also “Orphan Annie hair” (Adams-Chao). Adams’ tag indicates acquisition in 2016, six years after the publication of his book, which explains why he selected an inferior example from the ANS collection for the plate piece for these dies. XRF: 39.91% copper, 52.99% zinc, 5.45% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1121. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Craige. AC-PBv45PP. 17.15 grams; 38 mm. Very sharply struck AU with bold contrast from dark toning, cast flan with blatantly chased fields, partially erased T at beginning of reverse legend to correct a spelling error in the die (changing THE to HE), an aspect Adams-Chao says “occurs also on the only other silver specimen examined.” XRF: 96.43% silver, 2.36% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 81 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $1,000-up.

1119. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv44UU. 15.09 grams; 38 mm. Lustrous UNC in bright brass color except for a coppery area (with scratches) behind Vernon’s head, very sharply struck, with more tin content than most. Like the preceding lot, this medal is clearly more photogenic than the plate piece for this variety in Adams-Chao, perhaps because Adams acquired it just as the book was being published. 40.01% copper, 51.23% zinc, 6.07% lead, 1.36% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to Stack’s The New York Americana Sale (January 2010), with original lot-tag 4674. Estimate: $300-$450.

1122. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv45PP. 11.00 grams; 37 mm. Very thin flan with slightly more tin content than most, XF+ with some lighter-colored luster here and there, nice comparison with the preceding lot in silver as this one shows the T that got erased. 39.89% copper, 52.30% zinc, 5.96% lead, 1.04% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

1120. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-PBv44NN. 14.57 grams; 38 mm. Dark brass UNC with slight surface porosity on reverse, interesting variety with BY COURAGE AND CONDUCT in exergue. XRF: 41.14% copper, 51.66% zinc, 5.73% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $300-$450.

1123. Great Britain, silvered copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBv47SS. 11.78 grams; 38 mm. Scarce variety (only seven reported) in choice AU+ grade with sharp details and nice silver color (some areas darker), neatly dentillated rims, which Adams-Chao states is “only the second time in this sub-series.” XRF: 0.862% silver, 42.32% copper, 49.73% zinc, 6.23% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to Stack’s The New York Americana Sale (January 2010), with original lot-tag 4675. Estimate: $500-up.

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1124. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Adams, exStuart. AC-PBv49XX. 6.61 grams; 27 mm. Very bold and sharp AU- in light golden color with copper-red highlights, more tin content than most, acquired by Adams well after publication of his book (hence the inferior plate piece for the variety), which reports a population of only three examples (this one presumably a fourth). XRF: 42.01% copper, 53.76% zinc, 1.47% lead, 1.23% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Richard Stuart Collection (Sedwick Auction 22, with original lot-tag 1242). Estimate: $500-up.

1127. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and cannon and anchor / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-PBvi6G. 12.69 grams; 38 mm. AU- with muted luster, even olive-brown color, one of Adams’ earlier acquisitions. XRF: 43.46% copper, 49.74% zinc, 5.50% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Muenz Zentrum (Germany) auction of November 1986 (lot 4036). Estimate: $250-$375.

1125. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and cannon and ship / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-PBvi5E. 13.73 grams; 40 mm. XF with evenly dark surface despite a slightly higher tin content than most. XRF: 43.35% copper, 41.44% zinc, 6.83% lead, 1.05% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

1128. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, exAdams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-PBvi10K. 16.50 grams; 41 mm. Choice copper color (more copper content than most), with sharp design and bold strike, AU with light scratches behind Vernon’s head, scarce variety (only eleven examples reported in Adams-Chao). XRF: 72.99% copper, 20.36% zinc, 4.53% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $300-$450.

1126. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and cannon and anchor / Porto Bello, rare, exAdams, ex-Craige. AC-PBvi6G. 22.82 grams; 39 mm. AXF with great contrast from dark toning, high points a bit softly struck, old scratch in field below GLORY. XRF: 96.17% silver, 2.20% copper, 1.20% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $750-up.

1129. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-PBvi11P. 17.22 grams; 38 mm. Dark copper color, sharply detailed AU+, one of “many [that] have survived in high grade” (Adams-Chao). XRF: 37.81% copper, 50.14% zinc, 1.55% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

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1130. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Craige. AC-PBvi12O. 13.55 grams; 39 mm. Lustrous UNC in dark brassy olive color, sharply struck, a distinctive variety for having the N’s on obverse correctly rendered (not reversed). XRF: 39.93% copper, 53.88% zinc, 3.93% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 96 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $500-up.

1133. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi16W. 17.73 grams; 40 mm. Gem UNC, among the finest examples in the Adams Collection in terms of strike and preservation, all the flat surfaces bright and lustrous and the struck details contrastingly darker (fairly high level of tungsten content), apparently acquired a few years after publication of Adams-Chao, else it surely would have been the plate piece. XRF: 38.42% copper, 52.03% zinc, 5.62% lead, 2.36% tungsten. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), acquired from Christopher Eimer in 2013. Estimate: $750-up.

1131. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Craige. AC-PBvi15T. 3.79 grams; 26 mm. AU+, very dark (but evenly so), with a bit more copper content than most. XRF: 53.02% copper, 40.54% zinc, 5.23% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1134. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi17X. 11.28 grams; 37 mm. Dark UNC with traces of lighter luster around the sharp details, dentillated rims, higher tungsten content than most, scarce variety (only three reported in Adams-Chao). XRF: 40.07% copper, 51.41% zinc, 6.04% lead, 1.13% tungsten. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1132. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-PBvi15U. 4.27 grams; 27 mm. XF with some crusty spots, typical color despite a fairly high level of tungsten content, scarce variety with only five examples reported in Adams-Chao. XRF: 40.79% copper, 46.76% zinc, 7.83% lead, 3.41% tungsten. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 100 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $300-$450.

1135. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Phillips. AC-PBvi18CC. 15.27 grams; 37 mm. XF+ in dark olive color with a couple tiny bits of lustrous brass, flat high points as struck. Oddly, Adams’ tag pegs this medal as dies 17-Z, despite the fact that he used it as the plate piece for 18-CC. XRF: 42.54% copper, 50.80% zinc, 5.14% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 104 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the M.B. Phillips Collection (Herbert I. Melnick auction of February 1983, lot 1209). Estimate: $300-$450.

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1136. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi19FF. 13.30 grams; 38 mm. Dark but choice XF+ with a few faint traces of luster, dentillated rims, unusually heavy water lines below the ships. Adams’ tag mentions a pedigree to “Chas McSoule List #6 / 8-25-63” that we are unable to trace. XRF: 41.26% copper, 51.55% zinc, 5.60% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

1139. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-PBvi23Z. 12.41 grams; 38 mm. Olive-brass AU with luster in lighter areas, interesting variety using new obverse with older reverse. XRF: 39.11% copper, 53.31% zinc, 5.75% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1137. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi20GG. 17.23 grams; 39 mm. Beautifully toned with spectacular contrast despite some wear and a few old marks (XF overall). XRF: 96.91% silver, 1.55% copper, 1.07% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Dix Noonan Webb auction of March 2011 (lot 1095). Estimate: $1,000-up.

1140. Great Britain, silver-plated copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-PBvi23MM. 11.97 grams; 38 mm. Very bright UNC (the AC photo deceivingly dark) with discoloration at top where mount was removed, very sharply detailed from choice strike on a typically cast planchet that shows some light chasing and granularity in fields. XRF: 5.07% silver, 39.53% copper, 48.87% zinc, 5.34% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 110 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, acquired from Spink & Son, Ltd (King St, London, with their original tags). Estimate: $500-up.

1138. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and ship and cannon / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-PBvi20II. 11.03 grams; 38 mm. AU- with light brassy luster around details, well-struck example for this scarce variety (only seven reported), per Adams’ comment on tag: “early state before legend line has failed.” XRF: 37.48% copper, 55.13% zinc, 5.98% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Stack’s auction of June 2012 (lot 421). Estimate: $300-$450.

1141. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, exStuart. AC-PBvb1A. 15.20 grams; 38 mm. Choice example of a scarce variety, the details all sharp and full against lustrous, light olive-brass fields, fully UNC and worlds nicer than the plate piece in Adams-Chao (since Adams did not acquire this piece till seven years after publication), with slightly more tin content than most. XRF: 41.25% copper, 51.50% zinc, 5.21% lead, 1.09% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Richard Stuart Collection (Sedwick Auction 22, with original lot-tag 1254). Estimate: $500-up.

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1142. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-PBvb5H. 15.17 grams; 38 mm. Dark, matte UNC (the AC photo lighter than reality), sharply struck and choice despite a lack of luster and original color. XRF: 45.69% copper, 47.56% zinc, 5.07% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 118 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $500-up.

1145. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, exCraige. AC-PBvb11S. 16.21 grams; 38 mm. Dark olive-brown AXF with faint traces of light luster around some details, small vertical flaw in field exactly halfway between the faces of Vernon and Brown. XRF: 44.13% copper, 49.30% zinc, 5.29% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1143. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-PBvb7K. 12.98 grams; 39 mm. UNC (higher grade than the AC plate piece) with patchy light-brass luster and darker toning, some light granularity on the cast-flan surfaces, more tin content than most. XRF: 46.45% copper, 45.72% zinc, 3.79% lead, 3.56% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $400-$600.

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AC-PBvb12V. 13.38 grams; 38 mm. Sharply detailed UNC (or nearly so) with the lustrous silvering still evident on reverse (the rest olive brown), choice dentillated rims, overall much nicer than the AC plate piece (the present example having been acquired a year after publication), scarce variety. XRF obverse: 1.76% silver, 40.05% copper, 52.14% zinc, 4.78% lead; XRF reverse: 3.14% silver, 38.82% copper, 51.20% zinc, 5.51% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Spencer Peck Collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1144. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-PBvb9N. 10.69 grams; 38 mm. Super contrast from choice strike and bright, brassy, lustrous fields, fully UNC and in fact far better than the AC plate on an “undersized flan” (the present piece having been acquired in 2012, two years after publication), also scarce. XRF: 38.43% copper, 53.93% zinc, 5.78% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $500-up.

grams; 39 mm. Dark olive brown with traces of coppery luster around reverse details, nice AU with full dentillated rims, a “wellcomposed and well-engraved piece” (Adams-Chao). XRF: 39.07% copper, 53.54% zinc, 4.81% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Great Britain, silvered copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Peck. 1147. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Craige. AC-PBvl2B. 13.81

1148. Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo / Porto Bello, ex-Adams.

AC-PBvl5D. 5.86 grams; 28 mm. Dark XF with some surface oxidation on reverse, more tin content than most, a fine variety that AdamsChao says came “from a sophisticated shop” and “no doubt acted as a model from which many of its peers were copied.” XRF: 45.67% copper, 45.94% zinc, 6.50% lead, 1.13% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), acquired from Richard Margolis in 1983. Estimate: $200-$300.

1151. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-PBvl9J. 11.18 grams; 38 mm. Dark brown AU with satin muted-luster surfaces, a couple spots of encrustation on high points, scarce variety. XRF: 40.45% copper, 51.69% zinc, 6.01% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1149. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate).

AC-PBvl7E. 10.89 grams; 38 mm. Dark chocolate-brown XF with a few old marks, unusually high rims, a scarce variety that “tend[s] to be found in lower condition” (Adams-Chao). XRF: 42.22% copper, 50.29% zinc, 6.05% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 132 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, acquired from Christopher Eimer in 2003. Estimate: $300-$450.

1152. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo and Brown / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-PBvlb1A. 12.42 grams; 40 mm. Olive-brass AU- with slightly subdued luster, more tin content than most. XRF: 40.03% copper, 51.37% zinc, 5.95% lead, 1.34% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 137 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $350-$500.

1150. Great Britain, cast silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Lezo / Porto Bello, rare, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-PBvl8G. 14.78 grams; 37 mm. AXF with light, contrasting toning, somewhat crude and granular surfaces from casting. XRF: 95.36% silver, 2.76% copper, 1.22% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $750-up.

1153. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-FCv1A. 16.29 grams; 40 mm. Choice AU with traces of luster but also minor oxidation in some crevices, same variety as the record-setting ex-Ford gilt piece we hammered last year for $20,000 that Adams-Chao speculates was a specimen striking. XRF: 40.24% copper, 53.40% zinc, 4.67% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

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1154. Great Britain, tin-plated copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, exAdams. AC-FCv3B. 15.71 grams; 40 mm. XF+ in a toned pewter color (not Sheffield plate as proposed on tag) due to tin plating, a few minor rim-flaws (as made), finely detailed reverse design that Adams-Chao says would win “a prize for the best Chagre reverse.” XRF: 42.34% copper, 34.68% zinc, 4.76% lead, 17.73% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1157. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-FCv9I. 11.27 grams; 37 mm. Clearly scarce as Adams-Chao had to resort to this example with small hole at top of obverse / bottom of reverse for its plate piece, probably because of its choice condition (AU-) and well-struck details, light olive brown in color. XRF: 38.45% copper, 53.59% zinc, 6.04% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 148 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $300-$450.

1155. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-FCv5D. 15.92 grams; 40 mm. Solid AU in dark chocolate brown with traces of lighter luster and encrustation in crevices. XRF: 41.92% copper, 50.89% zinc, 5.60% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $300-$450.

1158. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-FCv11O. 11.58 grams; 38 mm. Sharply detailed (including the dentillated rims) and not as dark as some, AU with only faint traces of luster, scarce variety of which Adams-Chao reports only five examples. XRF: 41.51% copper, 48.46% zinc, 7.47% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 151 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, acquired from James King in November 1986. Estimate: $400-$600.

1156. Great Britain, silver-washed copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams (plate). AC-FCv6H. 13.66 grams; 37 mm. Very silvery in appearance but unfortunately not solid silver as Adams and Ponterio had thought, bold XF+ with nice toning around details (Vernon’s portrait particularly bold), very photogenic (hence its selection as a plate piece in AC). XRF: 1.83% silver, 40.14% copper, 51.53% zinc, 5.49% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 146 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to Ponterio Auction 87 of April 1997 (an unnamed special collection of medals), with original lot-tag 226. Estimate: $400-$600.

38 mm. Very dark but well-detailed XF+ with much lower copper and higher tungsten content than usual, small flaw in field above tip of sword. XRF: 28.09% copper, 57.48% zinc, 9.26% lead, 4.09% tungsten. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

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1159. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-FCv12P. grams;

1160. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, exCraige. AC-FCv13R. 11.57 grams; 37 mm. Medium brown in color with traces of lighter luster around some details, XF for wear, with more tin content than most, a variety that Adams-Chao says “has the best overall execution in the Fort Chagre series.” XRF: 42.39% copper, 48.89% zinc, 6.58% lead, 1.36% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1163. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAv2B. 16.73 grams; 38 mm. Sharply detailed XF+ with much original copper color and luster, a few light old marks on reverse. XRF: 42.36% copper, 49.08% zinc, 6.74% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

1161. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Porto Bello, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-FCv14T. 13.63 grams; 37 mm. Dull-brass XF with hints of luster, more tin content than most, scarce variety for which Adams-Chao reports only six examples. XRF: 42.36% copper, 49.08% zinc, 6.36% lead, 1.32% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1164. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams, ex-Stuart. AC-CAv3C. 12.66 grams; 38 mm. Sharp AU+ with traces of brassy luster around details, small natural rim-chip outside ADMIRAL. XRF: 41.41% copper, 52.27% zinc, 4.15% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Richard Stuart Collection (Sedwick Auction 22, with original lot-tag 1279). Estimate: $350-$500.

1162. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Fort Chagre / Haddock, ex-Adams. ACFCv19Z. 13.72 grams; 37 mm. Sharp but lower-relief XF+ in chocolate color with just one patch of brighter brass below PORTO, scarce and interesting type with reverse legend ridiculing Admiral Haddock in the Mediterranean for taking “0” with “several ships.” XRF: 39.53% copper, 52.85% zinc, 6.38% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and the Stack’s auction of April 2017 (lot 6006). Estimate: $300-$450.

1165. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAv4E. 12.64 grams; 38 mm. Dark XF+ with muted luster on lighter copper fields on reverse that displays a unique legend NONE MORE READY NON[E] MORE BRAVE. XRF: 45.70% copper, 46.71% zinc, 6.01% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), acquired from Richard Margolis in August 1983. Estimate: $200-$300.

Consign to our Auction #34 November 2023

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1166. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams, ex-Craige. AC-CAv5F. 10.13 grams; 36 mm. Choice chocolate color and sharp details, XF+. XRF: 38.73% copper, 46.50% zinc, 5.21% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1169. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams, ex-Chao, ex-Ferrari. AC-CAv7H. 14.78 grams; 41 mm. Brassy XF with much original color but somewhat weak strike (especially the reverse), evidence of a die failure “accounting for this variety’s rarity” (Adams-Chao), with only four examples reported. XRF: 42.15% copper, 50.64% zinc, 5.70% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Fernando Chao and Jorge Ferrari Collections. Estimate: $300-$450.

1167. Great Britain, silver-plated copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams (plate), ex-Ford, ex-Craige. AC-CAv6G. 12.72 grams; 38 mm. Razor sharp details in UNC grade with much luster on the intact silver plating, very pretty and well pedigreed (oddly listed as “very rare” in Ford without explanation, in contrast to Adams-Chao that says “perhaps the most common of the Vernon medals”). XRF: 9.00% silver, 35.86% copper, 50.07% zinc, 4.30% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 166 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection (Stack’s auction of January 2006, with original lot-tag 566), also to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $500-up.

1170. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon and Lezo / Cartagena, ex-Adams (plate).

AC-CAvl2D. 12.55 grams; 38 mm. Choice UNC with bright brassy luster around details (AC plate looks more coppery than in reality), very sharp strike, scarce. XRF: 40.69% copper, 52.15% zinc, 5.61% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 169 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $500-up.

1168. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon / Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAv6G. 11.97 grams; 37 mm. Sharp AU with nice copper color all over (some lighter patches with muted luster on reverse), a few old scratches behind Vernon’s head. XRF: 42.28% copper, 52.72% zinc, 4.00% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag) and to the Ted Craige Collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1171. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon and Ogle / Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAvo2B. 11.53 grams; 38 mm. Slightly dark XF in a nice, even, olive brown color with traces of muted luster on reverse fields. XRF: 41.63% copper, 50.68% zinc, 6.60% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

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1172. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon and Ogle / Cartagena, ex-Adams (plate).

AC-CAvo3C. 12.60 grams; 38 mm. UNC or close to it, nice brown color with satin surfaces, triangular copper patch to right on reverse, scarce variety that Adams-Chao calls “elegant.” XRF: 43.59% copper, 49.39% zinc, 5.68% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 171 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao. Estimate: $500-up.

1175. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Vernon and Havana / Porto Bello, ex-Adams. AC-HAv1B. 12.16 grams; 37 mm. AU- with bright brassy luster around details, bold portrait of Vernon that Adams-Chao calls high relief. XRF: 41.29% copper, 51.14% zinc, 5.42% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $300-$450.

1173. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon and Ogle / Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAvo4F. 13.28 grams; 38 mm. Near UNC with original brass color and luster, arguably a tie in quality with the AC plate piece. XRF: 39.47% copper, 52.82% zinc, 5.66% lead. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $350-$500.

1176. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, (1741), Vernon (Cartagena design) / MUNDAY, unique, ex-Adams. AC-UNI15. 10.37 grams; 39 mm. Dark AVF with alternating areas of copper and brass color, some surface corrosion and edgechips, interesting in that the AC plate piece (the only other one known) shows “Saturday” engraved in script on reverse while this one shows “MUNDAY” in block letters, an indicator that these pieces were date markers for “some sort of admission [or] patriotic celebration,” according to Adams-Chao, the obverse of both being a crude cast of the same design as AC-CAv1 (or 2). XRF: 62.24% copper, 17.66% zinc, 15.44% lead, 2.62% tungsten. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $500-up.

1174. Great Britain, copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Vernon and Lezo and Ogle / Cartagena, ex-Adams.

AC-CAvlo1B. 13.38 grams; 39 mm. Dark XF+ with more tin content than most, one of only two Cartagena varieties (the other prohibitively rare, as is also a single variety with Brown instead of Ogle) showing all three of these men, with Lezo kneeling to depict a surrender that never happened. XRF: 42.96% copper, 45.08% zinc, 4.18% lead, 1.20% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag). Estimate: $250-$375.

1177.

AC-UNI22. 10.74 grams; 31 mm. Dark but sharply detailed AU made in the “Vernon medal” style and related by theme, as it represents the payment of 95,000 pounds sterling from Spain to Britain as a form of indemnity for stopping and searching British merchant ships, perceived as a promise to cease such activity, the resumption of which ushered in the exploits of Admiral Vernon in the Caribbean. XRF: 39.63% copper, 53.35% zinc, 5.02% lead, 1.34% tin. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), plated on page 197 of Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon (2010), by Adams and Chao, and to the Stack’s auction of January 1998, with original lot-tag 36. Estimate: $500-up.

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Great Britain, small copper alloy Admiral Vernon medal, (1739), Convention of Pardo, rare, ex-Adams (plate).

1178. USA, brass medal, 1975, University of South Carolina Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, with reverse showing a typical Vernon Porto Bello medal design (1739), commemorating the finding of a Vernon medal during excavation at Fort Dorchester, SC, ex-Adams. 21.62 grams; 37 mm. Aged-brass UNC with a couple rim-nicks, a modern medal made for USC-IAA’s SHA-ICUA meeting on January 8-11, 1975, with its entire reverse copying a Vernon medal design in commemoration of the fact that a Porto Bello Admiral Vernon medal was found in 1972 during archeological excavation at Fort Dorchester, a tabby fort built in 1757 outside of Charleston, SC. XRF: 78.17% copper, 20.81% zinc. Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection (with his handwritten tag), acquired as a gift from John Kraljevich in 2011. Estimate: $200-up.

1179. Lot of five British copper alloy Admiral Vernon medals (Porto Bello, 1739), accompanied by two classic books on Vernon medals. Medals: 72.98 grams total and 35-39mm each; books: 9-3/4” x 6-1/2” and 12” x 8-3/4”. Average-quality (VF-XF) medals in dark copper color with clear details but various issues (corrosion, encrustation, flan-cracks, ink-marks, and tooling), the real draw here being the rare and classic Spanish-language books by Mitre and Medina from the early 1900s, both of which are hardbound in well-used but fully intact condition. From an old collection, with two books: Medallas de Vernon (1904), by Bartolome Mitre, and Las Medallas de Almirante Vernon (1919), by J.T. Medina. Estimate: $600-$900.

1180. Lot of five British copper alloy medals (four Admiral Vernon / Porto Bello, 1739, and one Admiral Rodney, 1781), accompanied by two classic books on medals. Medals: 44.93 grams total and 24-40mm each; books: 10-1/4” x 6-3/4” and 12” x 9”. One choice Vernon medal (copper-colored AU) but the others AVF-XF with corrosion (one small), plus a similar Rodney medal (see next lot) in crusty VF, the main value being the rare and classic Spanish-language books by Rosa and Medina from the late 1800s and early 1900s, both of which are hardbound in well-used but fully intact condition. From an old collection, with two books: Medallas del Almirante Vernon (1893), by Alejandro Rosa, and Medallas Coloniales Hispano-Americanas - nuevos materiales para su estudio (1919), by J.T. Medina. Estimate: $600-$900.

1181. Great Britain, small copper medal, 1781, Admiral G.B. Rodney / HMS Sandwich. BHM-237. 3.25 grams; 24 mm. Obverse with bust of Admiral Rodney facing right, G.B. / RODNEY; reverse with HMS Sandwich sailing left, SANDWICH above; plain edge. Commemorating Admiral Rodney’s capture of Saint Eustatius from the Dutch and munitions meant for George Washington’s army. AU with pair of thin scratches in front of the bust. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1182. Great Britain, copper medal, 1797, Sir Richard Onslow / Battle of Camperdown, by J.G. Hancock. BHM-427. 56.92 grams; 49mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of Admiral Onslow above BORN 23 JUNE 1741 inside legend SIR RICHARD ONSLOW BART ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE.; reverse with the ship Monarch sailing into action below legend SECOND IN COMMAND OCTO II 1797, exergue IN THE MONARCH OF. 74 . GUNS / BROKE . THE . REAR . OF . THE / DUTCH / LINE & TOOK . THE . ADMIRALS . SHIP. Mint State with deep plum toning showing dark blue hues in areas, well detailed depiction of the naval battle on the reverse. Estimate: $400-$600.

1183. Great Britain, copper medal, 1797 (struck in 1820), Spanish Fleet defeated off Cape St. Vincent, by G. Mills and N.G.A. Brenet. Eimer-882; BHM-438. 40.55 grams; 40mm. Obverse with left-facing bust of Admiral John Jervis inside legend ADMIRAL EARL / ST VINCENT G.C.B.; reverse with winged Victory hovering above two Spanish ships at which she hurls thunderbolts above threeline exergue with SPANISH FLEET DEFEATED. / OFF CAPE ST. VINCENT / XIV. FEBY. MDCCLXXXXVII flanked with makers’ names. Popular medal design depicting the defeat of the Spanish fleet by an allegorical thunderbolt-wielding Victory, number 4 in James Mudie’s 1820 series of British Victories. Mint State with glossy lustrous fields, touch of cabinet rub on the high relief. Estimate: $300-$450.

Guatemala (colonial)

1184. Guatemala City, Guatemala, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, 284th anniversary of the founding of Guatemala City, by P. García Aguirre, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Herrera-12; Medina-392; Grove-F55a. 44mm. Obverse with bust above P GARCIAGUIRRE inside legend * A * FERNANDO * VII * REY * DE * ESPANA

* Y * DE * SU * INDIAS *; reverse with Guatemalan coat of arms inside legend ANO DE 1808. Y DE SU FUNDAC *284* / *LA M.N. Y L. CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA. Brilliant, almost prooflike with well-defined design details on both sides, some scattered hairlines in the fields, mostly draped in pale golden toning save for some dark blue spots at the top of the reverse. NGC #6505984-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1185. Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2 reales proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, by P. García Aguirre, NGC AU 58. Herrera-14; Medina-294; Grove-F57; Cal-789. 27mm. Obverse with bust above P.G.A. inside legend * A * FERNANDO * VII * ANO * 1 * DE SU REYN * / .1808.; reverse with Guatemalan coat of arms inside legend GUATEMALA . ANO 284 . DE SU LEALTD. Lustrous and only lightly handled piece with high points a bit flat from bulging flan (die failure), silvery fields with some dark gray tones. NGC #6678489-011. Estimate: $250-$375.

1186. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 2 reales proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC MS 61, finest and only example in NGC census. Herrera-62; Medina-360; Grove-F146; Cal-927. 25mm. Obverse with bust inside legend A . FERNANDO . VII . ANO . 1. DE SU REINA *1808*; reverse with QUESAL- / *TENANGO* / PROCLAMAC. / . AUGUSTA . / .2R. within ring inside border of upright fleurs-de-lis. Mottled russet and blue toning over lustrous surfaces with a fair amount of reflectivity, nicely detailed king’s bust. NGC #6678489-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1187. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 1 real proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC AU 58. Herrera-64 var; Medina-362 var; Grove-F147; Cal-645. 20mm. Obverse with . FERNANDO . VII . REY . DE ESP . E . IND. 1808; reverse with PRO- / CLAMACN. / AUGUSTA. / .1.R. within ring inside legend * QUESALTENANGO. Deep toning over muted luster, just a touch of flatness on high points and slightly weak in reverse center. Differs from Herrera/Medina in having dots instead of stars in legends. NGC #6678489-005. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Guatemala (under Empire of Mexico)

1188. Guatemala (under Empire of Mexico), silver 1 real-sized proclamation medal, Agustín Iturbide, 1822, rare, NGC AU 58. Fonrobert-7207; Grove-34a. Obverse with bust inside legend AGUSTIN I. EMPERAD . DE MEXICO.; reverse with mountains-in-oval emblem at top, legend GUAT. EN LA PROCLAM. DE SU 1R. EMP. around laurels surrounding 26 E DEC. / DE 1822. / 2o DE LA INDEP. in center. Steely gray-toned obverse, bright reverse with sunset hues around the top, boldly struck with just a touch of surface friction on the high points. NGC #6678489-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Honduras (colonial)

1189. Olancho, Honduras, silver 8 reales-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, La Oficina del Batallón de Milicias, by Pedro García Aguirre. Herrera-44; Medina-335; Grove-F70. 27.19 grams; 41mm. Obverse with bust inside legend . A FERNANDO . VII . EL . AMADO . * . within ring inside border of trefoils; reverse with palm dividing EL . BATA | LLON . DE / OLAN | CHO . with *1808* below, all within ring inside legend SIEMPRE . FLORECIENTE . COMO . LA . PALMA . inside outer ring with trefoil border. Officially an issue under the Captaincy General of Guatemala as a part of Mexico but specifically for the mining region of Olancho in what is now the country of Honduras. AU with mount removal at top and some hairlines, golden toning all over with red hues in the fields. Very rare type and one of only a handful known on the market. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Italian States

Naples

1190. Naples (under Spain), large bronze medal, Philip V, 1702, King’s Visit to Naples, by Maria Antonio de Gennaro, PCGS

AU55, finest and only example in the PCGS census. Molinari-185; Siciliano-69. Obverse with king on horseback facing left on a base that says ANT : DE . IANVARIO F. inside legend PHILIPPVS . V . HISPANIARVM . ET . VTRIVSQ : SICIL : REX.; reverse with seated armored allegorical personification of Naples with shield and cornucopia, ocean and volcano in background, on base that says ANT : DE . IANVARIO . NEAPOLITANVS . F : inside legend ADVENTVI . PRINCIPIS . FOELICISSIMO., exergue NEAPOLIS / 1702; plain edge. A commemorative medal for the king’s visit to Naples at the start of the War of Spanish Succession in a well-executed design with fine detail and ample eye appeal, chocolate brown surfaces with a few dark spots and darker toning around details. PCGS #45952654. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Italy

1191. Milan, Italy, large silver medal, annexation of Rome and unification of Italy, 1870, by F. Broggi and L. Seregni. 125.77 grams; 62 mm. Obverse with standing Italia holding the shield of Savoy with broken chains at her feet and a radiant rising sun behind, she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus nearby with St. Peter’s in the background, legend ITALIAM LAETO SOCII CLAMORE SALVTANT, exergue S.P.Q.R above G. INDUNO DIS. / BROGGI E SEREGNI INC.; reverse with MILANO / E IL SVO TERRITORIO / A RICORDANZA / DEL PLEBISCITO ROMANO / CHE INTEGRAVA / LA VNITA NAZIONALE / IL II DI OTTOBRE / MDCCCLXX within intricate border containing the shields of Milan, Abbiategrasso, Gallarate, Lodi, and Monza. Struck for celebrations in Milan for the plebiscite of 2 October 1870 and the annexation of Rome and Lazio to the Kingdom of Italy (the Italian Parliament was moved to Rome in 1871). Somewhat scarce in silver, highly lustrous AU+ with only minor rim-nicks and marks in fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (colonial)

1192. Mexico City, Mexico, gilt bronze proclamation medal, Charles III, 1760, by A.B. Madero, NGC UNC details / obverse rim filed. Herrera-75; Medina-85; Grove-K1a. Obverse with bust inside legend CAROL . III . D . G . IIISPAN [stet] . REX MEXIC . PROCL, date 1760 below; reverse with city’s coat-of-arms containing eagle on cactus atop castle with lions below inside ornate border within legend INSIGN FIDELIT ET PVBL LAETI, exergue A.B. MADERO / F. Lustrous and bright gilt surfaces with little interruption to the gilding (except where faintly filed at about 1 o’clock) and relatively few minor contact marks, very bold high relief design. NGC #6678489-012. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1193. Mexico City, Mexico, bronze medal, 1793, María Luisa, Royal Order of Noble Ladies, by Gerónimo A. Gil. GroveC265b. 88.64 grams; 55mm. Obverse with bust of queen above G*A*GIL*A*1793 inside legend MARIA LUISA REINA AUGUSTA with fleur-de-lis separators; reverse with scene of noble ladies doting on the queen inside legend DISTINGUE * PREMIA * LA * VIRTUD * Y * NOBLEZA * DE * SU * SEXO, exergue RL * ORDEN * ESPAÑOLA * DE * DAMAS * NOBLES * DE * LA / REINA * MARIA * LUISA * FUNDADA * PR * S * M * A / CONSEQUENCIA * DE * RL* DECRETO * DE / * 21 * DE * ABRIL * DE * 1792 *; raised edge lettering DONA GUADALUPE DE MONCADA Y BERRIO LA HIZO ACUNAR EN MEXICO ANO 1793 with fleur-de-lis separators. A high-relief medal in superbly detailed Mint State with some non-distracting surface hairlines. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1194. Mexico City, Mexico, silver 8 reales-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, NGC MS 61. Fonrobert-6478; Herrera-32; Medina-318; Grove-F13. 38mm. Obverse with crowned arms inside legend FERNANDO VII . REY . DE . ESPANA . Y . DE . LAS . YNDIAS .; reverse with PROCLAMA / DO EN MEXICO / A 13 . DE AGOSTo . / DEL ANO DE / *1808*. Well-struck example with earthy toning on semilustrous surfaces, only one finer in the NGC census. NGC #6678489-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

1195. Mexico, gold-plated bronze oval medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, College of San Ildefonso, by J.M. Guerrero and Antonio Cervantes, PCGS MS61, finest and only example in PCGS census. Fonrobert-6476; Herrera- 35; Medina-321; Grove-F29a. 45x37mm. Obverse with bust inside legend FERDIN . VII . HISPANIARUM ET INDIARUM REX. / J. M. GUERRERO A.1808; reverse with group of hearts wrapped in chains below PRO SOLIO, legend REG.SANCT.ILD.MEX.COLL. below; plain edge. An attractively gilt medal honoring the College of San IIdefonso, second type with simple loop at top instead of wreath hanger, in a dramatic design with sharply rendered high-relief details and lustrous gilding, some minor hairlines for the grade. PCGS #45909476. Estimate: $500-$750.

1196. Mexico City, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1814, restoration of the Mexico City consulate, by P.V. Rodriguez, NGC UNC details / edge damage. Grove-F-30. 47mm. Obverse with bust inside legend FERDINANDO VII HISP. ET IND. REGI PROFLIGATIS HOSTIBVS DIVINTUS RESTITUTO. MEXICI. CONSULATUS. / MDCCCXIV; reverse with Mercury running inside legend SUB CLIPEO SUO FELICITER PROGREDIOR. Intricately designed medal with flashy prooflike fields and frostiness to the details, some surface hairlines, the edge damage noted on the label not readily apparent in the holder. NGC #6505984-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mexico (Empire)

1197. Mexico City, Mexico, silver 4 reales-sized proclamation medal, 1822, Agustín Iturbide, Inauguration, NGC MS 61. Fonrobert-6539; Grove-9a. 35mm. Obverse with eagle on cactus inside ornate border; reverse with INAUGURACION / DE AGUSTIN. / PRIMER EMPERADOR / DE MEXICO. / JULE 21 DE 1822 below eight-petal flower within wreath. Issued to commemorate the inauguration of Agustín Iturbide as Emperor of Mexico, a tough piece to find in Mint State, with gunmetal-toned fields highlighted with golden toning, typical slightly weak strike in centers but otherwise quite detailed. NGC #6678489-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

1198. Mexico City, Mexico, silver 8 reales-sized proclamation medal, 1823, Agustín Iturbide, Mexico City proclamation, by J. Guerrero, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”). Grove-11a. 40mm. Obverse with uniformed bust above script “J Guerrero f” inside legend AGUSTIN PRIMERO . EMPERADOR POR LA DIVINA PROVIDENCIA.; reverse with eagle on cactus inside wreath within legend EN SU SOLEMNE PROCLAMACION LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO, exergue A 24 DE ENERO / DE 1823. Impressive example of this desirable medal with lustrous surfaces covered in dark blue tones with red-gold highlights around details, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #6678489-006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Mexico (Republic)

1199. Mexico City, Mexico, silver medal, 1883, 100th Anniversary of the birth of Iturbide, by C. Ocampo, PCGS SP63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Pat Johnson. Grove-P229a. 39mm. Obverse with bust above C. OCAMPO G. inside legend AGUSTIN DE ITURBIDE / 27 DE SETIEMBRE DE 1883; reverse with NACIO / EN / 27 DE SETIEMBRE DE / 1783. / CONSUMO / LA INDEPENDENCIA DE / MEXICO / EN 27 DE SETIEMBRE / DE / 1821. A well-struck, high-relief medal with bright rose-toned obverse and matte dark-gray reverse. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label). PCGS #44685214. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mexico (United Mexican States)

1200. Mexico, lot of two Masonic medals (struck 1960s): gold, NGC MS 67, finest and only example in NGC census; silver, NGC AU 58. Grove-M68, M68a. 41.64 grams (gold); 40mm. Obverse with busts of George Washington, Benito Juárez and José Martí under radiant pyramid below LIBERTAD IGUALDAD FRATERNIDAD inside border of Masonic symbols; reverse with busts of José de San Martín, Simón Bolívar and Bernardo O’Higgins next to radiant G-in-square-and-compass emblem below A LA MASONERIA DEL CONTINENTE AMERICANO inside border of Masonic symbols. Interesting pair of medals featuring the busts of six important Freemasons in the history of the Americas. The gold example is exceptional with bright, deep mirror proof fields and frosted design elements, reddish toning at top; the silver piece shows light wear on high points, surface hairlines in fields, with faint toning and luster. NGC #6680045-001, -002. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Netherlands (United)

1201. Utrecht, Netherlands (United Provinces), large silver medal, 1624, Dutch victories over the Spanish off Peru and Brazil, by Jan van Bylaer, rare, ex-Medina (Plate). Betts-22; Medina-354; Van Loon II, 55. 81.41 grams; 68mm. Obverse with bust of Maurice, Prince of Orange, inside script legend “Mauritius D.G. Princeps Auriacae, Com: Nafs: &c. Prov: confae: Gub:” within border containing the seven shields of the United Provinces; reverse with crowned coat of arms of Prince Maurice within wreath above ribbon with “Le Maintiendray.” above “16 Cum Privil 2”; plain edge. A fantastic work of medallic art struck to commemorate the Dutch naval victory against Spanish warships at Lima, Peru, and the Dutch sacking of Salvador, Brazil, in 1624. Rare as an original strike and certainly among the finest and heaviest recorded examples of this rarity, with an important pedigree to the Medina Collection. Mint State with just a bit of cabinet friction on high points, lustrous fields with golden toning darkening at rims. Pedigreed to the José Toribio Medina collection, plated on pages 232-233 of his book Medallas Europeas Relativas a America (1924). Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

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Peru (Republic)

1202. Peru, silver 4R-sized medal, dated 1824, Bolívar / Ayacucho, by Atanasio Dávalos. Fonrobert-9178. 15.74 grams; 33mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of Bolívar above A. DAVALOS G. inside legend . A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; reverse with arms of Peru inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO ANO DE 1824.; corded edge. Lustrous AU, some scattered hairlines, a popular medal instituted by law in 1825 to commemorate the Battle of Ayacucho (1824) that signified the ultimate end of Spanish rule in Peru. Estimate: $400-$600.

1205. Peru, copper trial uniface oval medal, (1824), Bolívar, by Atanasio Dávalos, rare. Fonrobert-unl (cf 9179 obv in copper). 9.84 grams; 26x35mm. Uniformed bust of Bolívar, A. D. G. below, inside legend .A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; plain edge with triangular piece on top for piercing (attempted) and suspension. Uniface trial strike for a medal commemorating Bolívar’s campaign in Peru, starting with the Battle of Pichincha in 1822 and ending with the Battle of Ayacucho in 1824. It was created by decree under José María Galdiano on February 12, 1825, for the Congress of El Peru. Light-brown AU, a bit weakly struck as a test piece (first of this kind we have seen), some minor contact marks. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1203. Peru, copper 4R-sized medal, dated 1824, Bolívar / Ayacucho, by Atanasio Dávalos, NGC AU details / environmental damage. Fonrobert-9178. 33mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of Bolívar above A. DAVALOS G. inside legend . A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; reverse with arms of Peru inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO ANO DE 1824.; corded edge. Mostly copper-red in color and lustrous with some dark patches, faint “35” scratched into field to right of bust, a popular medal instituted by law in 1825 to commemorate the Battle of Ayacucho (1824) that signified the ultimate end of Spanish rule in Peru. NGC #6680045-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

1206. Peru, gilt copper oval medal with loop, dated 1824, Bolívar / Ayacucho, by Atanasio Dávalos, NGC AU details / tooled. Fonrobert-9179 (but in gilt copper). 30x26mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of Bolívar, A D below, legend .A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; reverse with arms of Peru, with wreath above and olive/palm branches below, inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCEO [sic] ANO DE 1824.; plain edge; integrated loop at top. This elegant medal commemorates Bolívar’s campaign in Peru, starting with the Battle of Pichincha in 1822 and ending with the Battle of Ayacucho in 1824. It was created by decree under José María Galdiano on February 12, 1825, for the Congress of El Peru and given to military officers for their roles in the Battle of Ayacucho, which finally ended Spanish rule in Peru. Interestingly, the H in AYACUCHO is over a blundered E. Fully plated with pale gold, some tool marks in the centers and minor residue on the reverse. NGC #6680045-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

1204. Peru, gilt bronze 4R-sized medal, dated 1824, Bolívar / Ayacucho, by Atanasio Dávalos, NGC UNC details / cleaned. Fonrobert-9178. 33mm. Obverse with uniformed bust of Bolívar above A. DAVALOS G. inside legend . A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; reverse with arms of Peru inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO ANO DE 1824.; corded edge. Nicely gilt with substantial luster and detail, some minor surface flaws (as made), very little cleaning evidence beyond faint hairlines. NGC #2887686-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1207. Lima, Peru, silver 4R-sized medal, 1826, lifetime presidency of Bolívar and invocation of Constitution, NGC MS 64. Fonrobert-9018. 34mm. Obverse with arms inside legend *PRECIDENCIA VITALICIA DEL LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR.; reverse with CONS / TI left and TU / CION right on pages of book above LIMA. inside wreath above flower with legend SOLEMNEM. TE JURADA EN 9. DE DIC.BRE DE 1826. The finest example we have offered; well struck with bright fields, especially on the nearly prooflike but slightly offcenter reverse, all covered with light golden toning. NGC #6680045-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

1208. Cuzco, Peru, silver 4R-sized medal, 1839, by J. Cadagan, PCGS MS63, finest and only example in PCGS census, ex-Clyde Hubbard, ex-Pat Johnson. Fonrobert-unl; Bustamente-839.08. Obverse with capped Liberty bust facing right in wreath; reverse with sun rising over hills with long rays under ribbon that says EL GOBIE . ALA . JUSTICIA below legend * ECSAM . DADO POR J. CADAGAN CUZCO 1839 *; corded edge. Very lustrous and well struck example of this rare medal featuring a bust similar to those used on the United States Capped Bust Liberty coinage series, rich blue toning with spots of gold and light red, faint hairlines in reverse fields. Pedigreed to the Pat Johnson Collection (stated on label), purchased privately from Clyde Hubbard in 1969. PCGS #44689789. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Philippines (under Spain)

1209. Manila, Philippines (under Spain), large giltbronze medal, Charles III, labor award, engraved by J. Gabriel Gil, ca. 1782, very rare. Vives-58; Basso-702a. 41.45 grams; 49mm. Obverse with bust above J . GABRIEL . GIL . within legend * CARLOS * III * INSTITUIDOR * / * BENEFICIO *; reverse with standing farmer holding basket and handing flax to woman seated at spinning wheel within legend APLICACION * AL * TRABAJO with MANILA in exergue. Nicely gilt AU piece with some surface hairlines, quite lustrous. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Russia

1210. Russia, silver medal, 1780, First League of Armed Sea Neutrality convention commemoration, by A. van Baerli. BDM-1, 112; Diakov-182.4. 11.33 grams, 31mm. Obverse with Russian coat-of-arms between those of Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, all connected together by chain held up by armored, sword-wielding arm; reverse with radiant Eye of Providence at top above the name JEHOVAH and WREEKER DER VERBON DEN, / STAAF KATHARINA’S / HULPVERDRAG; / ZOO BLYF’T ONZYDIG / ZEEGEZAG, / TOT HEYL DER VOLKEN / ONGESCHONDEN:, exergue M.DCC.LXXX. / A.V.BAERLI. A commemoration of the convention on Armed Sea Neutrality between Russia, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. Unusual as a Russian medal with wording in Dutch. AU with mottled blue and gold toning over bright fields showing some minor hairlines, nicely detailed. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spain

1211. Spain, proof silver medal, 1868, national uprising, by José García Morago, rare, PCGS SP61, finest and only example in PCGS census. Cano Cuesta-147; VQR-14372 (but in silver). 47mm. Obverse with Hispania holding shield and olive branch, seated on a lion standing over a cannon and fallen flag, all below legend ALZAMIENTO NACIONAL, exergue 29 SETIEMBRE 1868; reverse with sailing ship Zaragoza below legend AURORA DE LIBERTAD, exergue 18 SETIEMBRE 1868plain edge. The September 1868 revolution, in which Queen Isabel II was deposed, was known as “Septembrina”; the ship depicted on reverse is the Zaragoza. Bright with golden sunset tones, frostiness about its intricately designed devices. PCGS #45952702. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Gold

Double Eagles

U.S. Coins and Medals

Eagles

1212. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty, 1856-S, salvaged. 33.42 grams. Mint State with lightly sandwashed surfaces indicating prior salvage, possibly from the “Fort Capron Treasure” lost in 1857 off Fort Pierce (east coast of Florida) but unfortunately without pedigree information. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1214. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $10 coronet Liberty “eagle,” 1882-S, PCGS MS63 / Saddle Ridge Hoard, finest known in PCGS census. A stunning piece from the Saddle Ridge Hoard (see the prior lot for a writeup on the find) with satiny luster all throughout and exceptional strike detail, a few spots of rich orange toning. Frankly, this piece is conservatively graded in our opinion. This is the finest of just two examples found in the hoard (the other graded XF45). From the “Saddle Ridge Hoard” (stated on label), housed in a special promotional wooden box with booklet, flyer and small certificate. PCGS #30899627. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1213. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1884-S, PCGS AU details / environmental damage / Saddle Ridge Hoard. The Saddle Ridge Hoard was discovered in February of 2013 by a couple walking their property in Northern California. The find consisted of US gold coins, mostly $20 double eagles, buried in eight metal canisters. To this day, very little is known about why this hoard came to be buried; speculation has ranged from a life savings stored away for security to a Wild West robbery. This example from the hoard bears interesting rust staining from its time underground in the metal cans. Still, a substantial amount of the coin shows the lustrous, high AU details one would expect from the hoard. From the “Saddle Ridge Hoard” (stated on label), housed in a special promotional wooden box (hinge broken) with booklet, flyer and small certificate, also photographed in a 2014 Coin World article about the hoard. PCGS #29274674. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1215. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $10 coronet Liberty “eagle,” 1892-S, PCGS MS62 / Saddle Ridge Hoard, unique. This is the only example of the 1892-S $10 gold piece found in the Saddle Ridge Hoard (see lot 1213 for a writeup on the find). And what a beauty it is—this coin looks like it just left the San Francisco Mint! Sharply detailed piece with very lustrous surfaces which show little in the way of contact marks, suggesting a higher grade. From the “Saddle Ridge Hoard” (stated on label), housed in a special promotional wooden box with booklet, flyer and small certificate. PCGS #28766068. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Quarter Eagles

1216. USA (Charlotte mint), gold $2-1/2 Classic Head Liberty quarter eagle, 1839-C, HM-1, NGC AU 53. HM-1 (High R.3). A lowmintage piece from this branch mint with just 18,140 coins struck. This die pairing, HM-1, is notable for an erroneously southernly punched 3 in the date along with several prominent die cracks around the eagle. Lightly circulated with bold details on both sides, some minor contact marks. CPG value (in AU 53): $10,200. NGC #6504589-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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1217. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Draped Bust dollar, 1798, large eagle, pointed 9, close date, PCGS Genuine VF details / polished. B-9, BB-121, R.4. Circulated and heavily cleaned yet historical piece as among the first silver dollars of the United States of America, struck during the presidency of John Adams. Bold design details (particularly with Liberty) with several noticeable die cracks including one flowing through the date, polished surfaces now starting to tone over with hues of gold and blue. CPG value (in VF 20): $2,500. PCGS #45629693. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1220. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Draped Bust 50 cents, 1805, PCGS VF details / cleaned. Solid VF details with surface hairlines from past cleaning, now richly toned around the rims. Plenty of detail noticeable across Liberty’s hair curls including some hidden adjustment marks, retained luster in the low points. CPG value (in VF 20): $1,020. PCGS #45629696. Estimate: $250-$375.

1218. USA (San Francisco Mint), silver Morgan dollar, 1899-S, NGC AU 55. Bright silver dollar with light surface friction on the obverse to signify any time in circulation. Bowers notes that “a number of AU coins, once popularly called ‘sliders,’ are known, many of which were taken from Treasury bags.” CPG value (in AU 55): $416. NGC #6498748-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

1221. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Draped Bust 50 cents, 1806, pointed 6, with stems, PCGS XF detail / cleaned. Well-detailed half dollar with pleasing even gold toning covering minor surface hairlines from past cleaning, strong radial die-cracks on the obverse. CPG value (in XF 40): $1,690. PCGS #45629698. Estimate: $500-$750.

1219. USA (Denver Mint), silver Peace dollar, 1926-D, NGC MS 63. Lustrous and choice example of this tougher date, prominent die crack across Liberty’s neck. CPG value (in MS 63): $358. NGC #6498748-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

1222. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Capped Bust 50 cents, 1808, NGC VF 30. Nice, problem-free piece with ample detail and rich gold / dark silver toning all over. CPG value (in VF 30): $364. NGC #6468807-029. Estimate: $300-$450.

1223. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Capped Bust 50 cents, 1830, small 0, NGC AU 53. Bold details with light golden toning over lustrous fields, neat radial die-crack on the obverse from a nearly terminal die. CPG value (in AU 53): $358. NGC #6468807-031. Estimate: $300-$450.

221 Silver

1224. USA (New Orleans mint), Capped Bust 50 cents, 1839-O, NGC AU details / cleaned. Scarce one-year type with mintmark above date on obverse. Lightly handled piece with sharp details and original mint luster, golden toned surfaces with scattered faint hairlines. CPG value (in AU 50): $3,750. NGC #6508421-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1228. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Liberty Cap cent, 1794, head of 1794, S-65, PCGS VF details / cleaned. S-65, B-51, R.1. Dark, chocolate brown piece with nice details in Liberty’s hair curls due to a higher rim on that side leading to this die variety’s nickname “shielded hair.” Some reverse details are weakly struck due to a failing die; in fact, the S in STATES is nearly gone. Very minimal evidence on the obverse of any sort of cleaning. CPG value (in VF 20): $2,090. PCGS #45954996. Estimate: $250-$375.

1225. USA (Philadelphia Mint), silver Draped Bust 25 cents, 1806, PCGS VG8. Well-circulated yet problem-free example of the first design for US quarter dollars. Dark silver cameo contrast in the fields against lighter high points. CPG value (in VG 8): $552. PCGS #45955002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Nickel, copper-nickel, and copper

1229. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Draped Bust cent, 1802, PCGS VF20. Dark brown surfaces with several die-cracks and clash-marks, common for the crude striking at the time. Plentiful detail in Liberty’s hair curls; minor scratch on the reverse. CPG value (in VF 20): $500. PCGS #45955000. Estimate: $250-$375.

1226. USA (Philadelphia Mint), nickel 5 cents, 1866, with rays, NGC AU 55. Popular first year of issue for the design. Lightly handled with golden toned lustrous surfaces. CPG value (in AU 55): $273. NGC #6498748-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

1230. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Draped Bust half cent, 1803, PCGS F15. Nice, evenly circulated half cent with rich brown surfaces and well-struck rims. CPG value (in Fine 15): $286. PCGS #45954999. Estimate: $200-$300.

1227. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Liberty Cap cent, 1794, head of 1794, PCGS VF20. In the second year of official US coinage at the Philadelphia Mint, the large cent was redesigned into the Liberty Cap type featuring Lady Liberty, facing right, with a Liberty cap on a pole over her shoulder. This problem-free example has a slightly crude strike with planchet flaw on Liberty’s cheek and minor edge weakness on reverse yet bears ample detail, particularly in her hair and across the wreath’s leaves, with even and richly dark brown coloration. CPG value (in VF 20): $2,090. PCGS #45628632. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1231. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Draped Bust half cent, 1804, crosslet 4, with stems, spiked chin, PCGS Genuine XF details / cleaned. Readily noticeable die-variety with a spiked chin and die-lines in the field below it. Mottled dark brown piece with only minor circulation and fairly scarce in this grade level; surfaces a bit bright, apparently due to some past cleaning, although the evidence is not readily visible. CPG value (in XF 40): $585. PCGS #45629697. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1232. USA (Philadelphia Mint), copper Draped Bust half cent, 1805, large 5, with stems, PCGS VF30. Nice, moderately circulated half cent with even brown color and bold rims. CPG value (in VF 30): $390. PCGS #45955001. Estimate: $200-$300.

Early Copper

1233. Colonial America, Rosa Americana penny, 1723, George I, PCGS Genuine AU details / environmental damage. Popular early colonial piece with sharp AU details on both sides (especially seen on the bust), minor surface staining. CPG value (in AU 50): $682. PCGS #45627411. Estimate: $200-$300.

1237. USA, Massachusetts copper cent, 1788, with period, PCGS VF20. Ryder 3-E; W-6220. Circulated example of this desirable type that was well received by Massachusetts citizens due to its correct weight and quality of copper. Bold design with some minor lamination flaws on the obverse, small scratch above date. CPG value (in VF 20): $624. PCGS #45627404. Estimate: $250-$375.

1234. Colonial America, Hibernia farthing, 1723, George I, DEI GRATIA, PCGS XF45. Well-struck example with bold rims and bold design details, chocolate brown toned surfaces with some luster, better than the numerical grade suggests. CPG value (in XF 45): $292. PCGS #45955029. Estimate: $200-$300.

1238. USA, Connecticut copper, 1787, mailed bust left, laughing head, PCGS XF details / environmental damage. Miller-6.1-M; W-2820. The “laughing head” is a popular variety among Connecticut coppers with a left-facing regal bust seemingly grinning. Although this example shows minor surface pitting from exposure, the sharpness of details throughout and nice centering suggest a higher adjectival grade for the piece. PCGS #45627403. Estimate: $150-$225.

1235. Colonial America, Virginia halfpenny, 1773, George III, with period, PCGS AU58. Near Mint State example with sharp details, purple and blue toned surfaces with some luster. CPG value (in AU 58): $682. PCGS #45627413. Estimate: $350-$500.

1239. USA, Connecticut copper, 1787, mailed bust left, horned, PCGS AU53. Miller-4-L, R.1. Interesting die variety struck with a late die stage resulting in a prominent “horn” on the bust. Reverse shows nice centering and a planchet adjustment line across the seated figure; plentiful detail on both sides and well deserving of this mid-AU grade. CPG value (in AU 53): $1,720. PCGS #45627418. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1236. USA, Nova Constellatio copper, 1785, pointed rays, large date, PCGS Genuine VF details / damage. Very popular post-colonial issue with a bold design, some edge damage. CPG value (in VF 20): $585. PCGS #45627416. Estimate: $200-$300.

1240. USA, Connecticut copper, 1787, draped bust left, PCGS VF details / environmental damage. Miller-33.3-W.1, R.4; W-3400. Well-centered strike but with some unfortunate surface corrosion, also some strike weakness on the reverse, though most other details are pronounced. CPG value (in VF 20): $260. PCGS #45627402. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1241. USA, New Jersey copper, 1786, protruding tongue, PCGS VF 30. Maris-16-L, R.2; W-4840. Desirable die variety with a protruding tongue from the horse. Moderately circulated example with typical strike weakness in the center of the shield, slight die rotation between the two sides. PCGS #45627417. Estimate: $400-$600.

1242. USA, New Jersey copper, 1787, double coulter, no sprig above plow, PCGS VF details / environmental damage. Maris-6-D, R.2; W-5050. A crudely struck type which used two late-stage dies, lending to many die-cracks and strike weakness around the date. Very dark brown surfaces with several old scratches in the fields. PCGS #45627398. Estimate: $150-$225.

1243. USA, New Jersey copper, 1787, no sprig above plow, PCGS XF details / scratch. Maris-48-g, R.1; W-5275. This type, Maris 48-g, was struck with well-crafted dies and features prominent curves on the top of the shield, which PCGS nicknamed “Batman Shield.” Dark brown piece with some scattered scratches on both sides. PCGS #45627399. Estimate: $150-$225.

1244. USA, New Jersey copper, 1787, no sprig above plow, PCGS VF details / environmental damage. Maris-64-t, R.1; W-5380. Corroded surfaces with bright high points from some prior cleaning, bold design regardless with clear shield type (PCGS calls this “Trident Shield”). PCGS #45627400. Estimate: $150-$225.

1245. USA, New Jersey copper, 1787, hidden WM in sprig above plow, PCGS Fine details / environmental damage. Maris-62-q, R.3; W-5350. The initials of engraver Walter Mould are seen just behind the sprig above the plow. Pitted and dark toned surfaces from environmental exposure, details still visible though the shield is smooth from wear and strike weakness. PCGS #45627401. Estimate: $150-$225.

1246. New York, USA, copper cent token, Talbot, Allum, & Lee, 1794, with NEW YORK, lettered edge, PCGS AU details / altered surface. Fuld-4; W-8590, R.1. From 1794 to 1795, the import firm of Talbot, Allum, & Lee, based in New York City, had tokens struck in Britain to promote their business. As the following two lots show, mules were also struck with the Talbot die partnered with English token designs. High AU example with bright surfaces apparently from replating. PCGS #45627406. Estimate: $200-$300.

1247. New York, USA, copper cent token, 1794, Talbot, Allum, & Lee / John Howard mule, lettered edge, PCGS AU58. D&H-56; W-8720, R.4. Muling between the Talbot, Allum, & Lee obverse with a reverse featuring philanthropist John Howard (F.R.S.); PAYABLE IN LONDON is incuse on the edge. Choice piece with some central strike weakness due to the pairing of two relatively high-relief designs yet otherwise well detailed with sharp lettering in the legends, dark brown surfaces with some retained luster. PCGS #45629692. Estimate: $200-$300.

1248. New York, USA, copper cent token, 1794, Talbot, Allum, & Lee / John Howard mule, lettered edge, PCGS XF40. D&H-56; W-8720, R.4. Muling between the Talbot, Allum, & Lee obverse with a reverse featuring philanthropist John Howard (F.R.S.); PAYABLE IN LONDON is incuse on the edge. Lightly handled piece with minor strike weakness in the centers as is typical, slightly off-center though date is certain. PCGS #45627407. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1249. USA (San Francisco Assay Office), gold $10, 1852, NGC AU 58. K-12a, R.4. Prior to the San Francisco Mint opening in 1854, the government sought to provide some official coinage out west in the midst of the California Gold Rush. A newly formed United States Assay Office of Gold, managed by Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward, all formerly of Moffat & Co., proved to be the solution. They, along with Augustus Humbert as United States Assayer, promptly got to work. California gold was reconstituted into $10 and $20 gold pieces in 1852 and 1853; $50 slugs were struck in 1852 exclusively. In late 1853, with the San Francisco Mint opening soon, the United States Assay Office shut down. This piece, a relic of the California Gold Rush, shows the lightest of handling on the high points with lustrous fields covered in abundantly rich toned gold. CPG value (in AU 58): $13,800. NGC #6677880-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Tokens

1250. USA, merchant token, Thomas Wildes (pewterer from Philadelphia), crown-X countermark on a US (Philadelphia mint) half cent of 1833, rare, PCGS VF details / damage. Brunk-44560. Thomas Wildes worked as a pewterer in Philadelphia from 1829 to 1833, then moved to New York City and operated there from 1834 to at least 1855. Today, just four 1833 half cents are known to have his countermark on them. Boldly struck countermark on a VF host coin, chocolate brown color throughout. PCGS #45955005. Estimate: $100-$150.

Medals and Decorations

1251. USA, Hard Times token, VOTE THE LAND FREE countermark (ca. 1844) on a US (Philadelphia mint) 1843 Braided Hair large cent, PCGS F15. Brunk-V-110; HT-833; RulauY1. Popular political countermark attributed to the National Reform Association during the 1844 presidential election. Its primary goal was passing land reform acts through Congress, opening up free public lands to homesteaders. Boldly struck countermark on a fairly wellcirculated yet detailed host coin, the first example we have offered. PCGS #45629699. Estimate: $250-$375.

1252. Colonial America, bronze medal, (1775), William Penn / Deeds of Peace, PCGS AU50. Betts-531. 40mm. Obverse: bust of William Penn facing right, WILLIAM PENN. above, B.1644 D.1718 below, and L.P. (for designer Lewis Pingo) at 4 o’clock. Reverse: Penn with walking stick shaking hands with a Native American, BY DEEDS OF PEACE above, PENSYLVANIA / SETLED [sic] / 1681 in exergue. A memorial medal struck to commemorate Penn and his relations with the Delaware Native Americans. Though this is the bronze example, its unusual surfaces appear dark with silvery patches; light wear on the high points with some surface marks on the bust. Note: the Betts number on the slab label is incorrect. PCGS #45627409. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1253. USA (struck in Great Britain), high-relief bronze medal, 1777, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia, PCGS SP AU details / cleaned. Betts-547; Greenslet-GM-40. 43mm. Estimated by Adams and Bentley to be a “mid-range R-6” in bronze with about 20 examples known. Obverse: high-relief portrait of a youthful Benjamin Franklin wearing a turban facing three-quarters left, B. FRANKLIN OF PHILADELPHIA L.L.D. O. F.R.S. encircling. Reverse: lightning striking a lone tree with the legend NON IRRITA FULMINA CURAT around and J 777 * below in exergue. High AU medal with off coloration but no cleaning marks; especially sharp details from its high-quality production. PCGS #45749210. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1254. USA, large bronze medal, dated 1779 (Paris Mint restrike ca. 1845-60, Comitia Americana series), Captain John Paul Jones / capture of HMS Serapis by USS Bonhomme Richard, by A. Dupre, PCGS SP62. Julian-NA-1. 55mm. Popular medal struck in the mid-1800s at the Paris Mint using the original dies from its first striking. Obverse: bust of John Paul Jones facing right, JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO above, COMITIA AMERICANA below, DUPRE. F. on truncation. Reverse: Jones’ flagship USS Bonhomme Richard locked in battle with HMS Serapis, HOSTIVM NAVIEVS / CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS above, AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII. SEPT. / M.DCCLXXVIIII. / DUPRE. F. in exergue. Edge: pointing hand and BRONZE. Dark brass color with contrasting toning around the highrelief details, faint hairlines only. PCGS #45952639. Estimate: $200-$300.

1255. USA, white metal medal, 1783, Treaty of Paris, with copper plug, PCGS AU details / rim damage. Betts-610; BHM-255. 42mm. A high-grade and lustrous example of this famous medal commemorating the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War. The rim damage mentioned on the label is not readily apparent—we can only make out a rim mark at 11 o’clock on the reverse—but the copper plug is quite evident near the bottom on the obverse. PCGS #45629663. Estimate: $200-$300.

1256. USA, high-relief white metal Masonic medal, 1799 (struck ca. 1877), George Washington / Fortitude, Prudence, Justice, PCGS MS62. Baker-303C; Musante-GW-946. 32mm. Very high-relief bust of George Washington on this commemorative medal which features tools indicative of his Freemasonry on the reverse, brilliantly lustrous with only light surface hairlines. PCGS #45629703. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1257. USA, large bronze medal, dated 1812, Captain Isaac Hull / USS Constitution battling HMS Guerriere, by J. Reich, PCGS SP63, finest and only example in PCGS census. Julian-NA-12. 65mm. Obverse: bust of Captain Hull facing left, legend around ISAACUS HULL PERITOS ARTE SUPERAT JUL. MDCCCXII [ET] AUG. CERTAMINE FORTES, R. (for Reich) on truncation. Reverse: the USS Constitution battling the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, legend above HORAE MOMENTO VICTORIA and INTER CONST. NAV. AMER. ET GUER. ANGL. in exergue. Edge: plain. Very rare commemorative medal honoring the USS Constitution and her victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812 while commanded by Captain Isaac Hull. During the battle, British cannonballs fired at her bounced harmlessly off her white oak hull, leading to her nickname “Old Ironsides.” Today, the USS Constitution is the oldest ship still afloat and a source of pride for the United States Navy. Designed by engraver John Reich with a scant mintage of 126 pieces in copper. Smooth brown surfaces with sharply rendered details front and back, plentiful red mint luster across the naval battle scene on the reverse. PCGS #45629661. Estimate: $200-$300.

1259. USA, large bronzed-copper medal, dated 1825 (struck post-1861), John Quincy Adams / Indian Peace Medal, first reverse, by Moritz Fürst and J. Reich, PCGS SP63 (“top pop”). Julian-IP-12. 63mm. Obverse: bust of John Quincy Adams facing right, legend above JOHN QUINCY ADAMS PRESIDENT OF THE U. STATES 1825., F. at truncation. Reverse: clasped hands below crossed pipe and tomahawk, PEACE / AND / FRIENDSHIP between. Edge: plain. Choice medal struck to commemorate John Quincy Adams and his administration’s Indian peace medal design. Glossy dark brown surfaces with a well-struck, high-relief design, tied with just one other for finest in the PCGS census. PCGS #45629659. Estimate: $400-$600.

1258. USA, large bronze medal, dated 1817 (struck post1861), James Monroe / Indian Peace, second reverse, by Moritz Fürst and J. Reich, PCGS SP62. Julian-IP-8. 76mm. Obverse: bust of James Monroe facing right, JAMES MONROE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.D.1817. around, FURST.F. below. Reverse: clasped hands below crossed pipe and tomahawk, PEACE / AND / FRIENDSHIP between. Edge: plain. A few contact marks and high point wear on the bust for the technical grade, nice dark brown-toned surfaces. PCGS #45952642. Estimate: $400-$600.

1260. USA, large bronze medal, dated 1829 (struck post1861), Andrew Jackson / Indian Peace Medal, second reverse, by Moritz Fürst and J. Reich, PCGS SP58. JulianIP-14. 76mm. Obverse: bust of Andrew Jackson facing right, legend encircling ANDREW JACKSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES / A.D.1829 at bottom, FURST F. below truncation. Reverse: Reverse: clasped hands below crossed pipe and tomahawk, PEACE / AND / FRIENDSHIP between. Edge: plain. Boldly struck bust of Jackson on this scarcer medal, mottled surfaces of dark brown and lighter bronze tones with a few spot of verdigris and light handling for the grade, one of just two in the PCGS census. PCGS #45624908. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1261. USA, large bronze medal, Washington / Declaration of Independence (struck in the 1850s), by Charles Cushing Wright, PCGS SP65, finest known, ex-Adams, Musante Plate, Baker Plate. Musante-GW-181 (this piece); Baker-53 (this piece). 379.9 grams; 91mm.

This highly prized medal is considered the greatest masterpiece of celebrated engraver Charles Cushing Wright, reportedly taking two years to complete (1852 to 1854), just a few years before his death in 1857, and struck in what can only be considered a sample run of ten specimens, nine of which can be traced today. It is a monumental combination of skill and simplicity: The obverse shows a lone, high-relief image of George Washington, after the famous bust sculpted by Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1785, with Wright’s signature on the truncation, vertically flanked by GEORGE and WASHINGTON and nothing else; while the reverse is an exquisitely detailed scene in perfect perspective of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence, based on the 1818 painting by John Trumbull that hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol and graces the back of our $2 bill, depicting in lifelike detail no less than 47 men associated with the event. This scene, which is often mistakenly described as the signing of the Declaration, shows the five-man drafting committee consisting of John Adams, Richard Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin presenting their draft to a seated John Hancock and the Continental Congress inside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on June 28, 1776. Each man pictured was a real person, 42 of whom were actual signers of the Declaration (fourteen signers were not depicted, as Trumbull could not find accurate likenesses of them), the remaining five being luminaries who were present for the debates but not for the signing. The scenario itself is a fantasy, as these 47 men were never all together in Independence Hall. It is a testament to Wright’s skill how well he converted the massive 12’ x 18’ painting to a 91mm medal format, the depth of perspective and finely detailed portraits faithfully rendered down to minute detail, even showing the right foot of the preternaturally tall Jefferson almost stepping on the left foot of the comparatively short Adams, once believed to have been symbolic of their legendary post-Independence rivalry. Above the scene is DECLARATION / OF and below is INDEPENDENCE and the date of the signing, July 4, 1776.

It must have been heartbreaking, then, when Wright no doubt noticed a die-crack developing right in the middle of his pictorial tour de force, likely the reason for its extremely limited production. It is manifest as a raised diagonal line running from the flags at top left to the book in front of Hancock at bottom right. While the present specimen clearly shows this die-crack, it is interesting to note that a silver medal with the same reverse that we sold for a record price in Sedwick Auction 32 does not.

In any case, it seems the first public offering of this bronze medal was in Norton’s Literary Letter in 1857, followed a few years later by its first auction appearance in the February 1859 sale of the Henry Bogert Collection by Augustus B. Sage, who asserted it was “the finest medal ever cut in this country.” Clearly this medal was treasured from the beginning, always selling for strong prices at auction. All nine examples known today (confidential list available upon request) found prestigious homes over the next several decades, leading to long and distinguished pedigrees and in several cases permanent residence in public institutions. Famous numismatic names like Norweb and F.C.C. Boyd are on this list, but several significant others, like Garrett and Brand, are not. The present specimen, arguably the finest of all, can be traced back to the Charles A. Wharton Collection, sold by Stack’s Bowers in March 2014; its latest home was in the much-esteemed collection of John Adams.

Here is why we think it is the finest, apart from the circumstantial fact that it was chosen for the plate piece in both standard references (Musante and the Baker reprint by Rulau and Fuld) and achieved a record price the last time it sold in 2018 (that price superseded by a lesser piece in 2022): Its entire surface is practically pristine, all in the loveliest reddish chocolate brown, uninterrupted in shade and satin smoothness, with hardly a bare-eye blemish to note, its only departure from perfection being a faint rub on the highest part of the hair and no more than four or five very light carbon spots and tiny marks, remarkably without a single ding or nick in the vulnerable rims (amazing for such a big slab of copper), clearly indicative of pampered and loving custody for its entire 170-year existence. The fact that it is the single-finest SP65 above two SP64’s and one SP63 at PCGS—with none at NGC—is also no trivial matter.

Pedigreed to the John Adams Collection, with prior pedigrees to the Cardinal Collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2018, lot 45), Anthony Terranova, and the Charles A. Wharton Collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of March 2014, lot 2074), also the plate piece on page 250 of Medallic Washington, Vol 1: 1777-1860 (2016), by Neil Musante, and the plate piece on page 62 of Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd ed (1999), by Rulau and Fuld based on the 1885 work of the same name by William Spohn Baker. PCGS #47002504. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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1262. USA, large bronze medal, no date (struck 1852), Daniel Webster, by Charles Cushing Wright, PCGS AU58. Julian-PE-37. 77mm. Impressively heavy medal commemorating the life of statesman Daniel Webster, who died in 1852; designed by Charles Cushing Wright, famous for his Declaration of Independence medals struck around the same time (see prior lot). Obverse: bust of Daniel Webster facing right, DANIEL WEBSTER. flanking, C.C.WRIGHT. D & F. below, rope edge. Reverse: globe atop pillar, I STILL LIVE at base, classical buildings in background, LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. above, MEADE.BROS.DAG: and F.W.GREEN. PUB: in exergue, encircled with wreath and shield below. High-relief medal with dark brown surfaces showing just a touch of wear on the high points. PCGS #45624911. Estimate: $200-$300.

1264. USA, silvered white metal Civil War medal, 1865, 1st Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery veteran’s medal, PCGS AU55, finest and only example in PCGS census. 31mm. Obverse: 1ST C.V.H.A. / 1861-1865 with crossed cannon at center. Reverse: HANOVER / COURTHOUSE / YORKTOWN / FAIR OAKS / FREDERICKSBURG / MALVERN HILL / PETERSBURG / GAINE’S MILL / RICHMOND. Edge: smooth. Issued to commemorate a veteran’s service with the Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery during the Civil War, dark gunmetal-toned piece with hole at top for suspension from a ribbon. PCGS #45955041. Estimate: $200-$300.

1263. USA, Abraham Lincoln campaign medal, (1860), Lincoln / Railsplitter of the West, PCGS Genuine AU details / cleaned. DeWitt-AL-1860-41; King-38; Cunningham-1-500B. 28mm. Obverse: bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right, HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. above, 1860 below, ELLIS at truncation. Reverse: Lincoln splitting logs into railroad ties in front of a log cabin, legend above THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST above. Edge: smooth. Popular Lincoln campaign medal given out during the pivotal election of 1860 to his supporters; Lincoln won the election handily with 180 electoral votes out of 303 total. Just over a month and half later, the first of the Southern states, South Carolina, declared its secession from the Union. Brassy cleaned surfaces with some contact marks, otherwise a nicely detailed example of this desirable and historical campaign medal. PCGS #45628635. Estimate: $200-$300.

1265. USA, large bronze medal, dated 1871, Abraham Lincoln / Emancipation Proclamation, issued by the U.S. Mint, by William Barber, PCGS SP62. Julian-CM-16; King-232; Cunningham-7-060Bz. 45mm. Obverse: bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right, legend encircling ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT UNITED STATES., BARBER below truncation. Reverse: MARCH 4, 1861. / TO / APRIL 15, 1865. / EMANCIPATION / PROCLAIMED / JAN. 1, 1863. / MEDAL SERIES OF THE / U.S. MINT. / J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR. in simple wreath. Edge: plain. A very popular medal struck by the US Mint to honor Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation issued just eight years prior. Dark brown surfaces with hints of burgundy tones, exceptional high-relief bust rendering of Lincoln crafted by William Barber, with a few minor contact marks appropriate for the grade. PCGS #45624913. Estimate: $200-$300.

1266. USA, medallic metal decoration, ca. 1898, Spanish American War, 51st Iowa Company M from Red Oaks, Iowa, rare. 15.47 grams; 52mm. Obverse: photograph of soldiers, Co. M / 51st IOWA above and WELCOME HOME / RED OAK, IA below, slot at top for ribbon suspension. Reverse: ENGAGEMENTS OF Co. “M” 51st IOWA VOL. above, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS below, SAN ROQUE / MALOLOS / QUINGUA, CALUMPIT / PULIBAN, APALIT / SAN TOMAS, CALULUS / SAN FERNANDO / ANGELES at center. Interesting veterans’ medal commemorating their service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Some aging and fading on the surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1267. USA, bronze military decoration, 1898, Victory of Manila Bay Dewey bronze medal (Spanish-American War), awarded to Chief Machinist James F Fair of the cruiser USS Baltimore. 76.74 grams; 46mm. Obverse: bust of Commodore Dewey facing right surrounded by THE GIFT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ASIATIC SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY. Reverse: shirtless serviceman sitting on turret holding a flagpole, IN MEMORY OF THE VICTORY OF MANILA BAY MAY I 1898 encircling, USS BALTIMORE at bottom. Edge: smooth, engraved with CHIEF MACHINIST JAMES F FAIR. Suspended from a hanger with eagle between olive branch and sword hilt. Designed by Daniel Chester French and produced by Tiffany. James F. Fair is confirmed as being on the roster as the Chief Machinist of the USS Baltimore during the Battle of Manila Bay; the ship participated in bombarding the Sangley Point battery and sinking the Spanish cruiser Don Antonio de Ulloa. Excellent preservation with ample luster. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1268. USA, bronze military decoration, 1898, U.S Naval Campaign West Indies (Spanish-American War), awarded to Paymaster James Andrew Ring of the battleship USS Iowa, with bars U.S.S. Iowa, San Juan P.R. (May 12), Santiago (May 31) (June 6) (June 16) (July 2) (July 4), with original red-and-blue ribbon and box of issue. 74.89 grams (medal and ribbon); 38mm (medal only); box 3-1/2” x 2-1/4” x 3/4”. Phase III Sampson medal (bust of Rear Admiral William E. Sampson on obverse, naval soldiers on reverse, SANTIAGO DE CUBA / JULY 3 in exergue), the edge engraved with PAY’M’R JAMES ANDREW RING. James Andrew Ring is confirmed as being on the roster as the Paymaster of the USS Iowa during her service off Puerto Rico and Cuba; the battleship USS Iowa fought in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba and was later the quarters for Spanish admiral Pascual Cervera y Topete. Interestingly enough, when Admiral Cervera was in need of extra clothes, it was Paymaster Ring who gave up some of his, as he was the same size as the Spanish admiral. Exceptional example of this popular decoration awarded to an officer of importance during the war and rarely seen with its original box of issue. Estimate: $1,000-up.

1269. USA, bronze military decoration, 1898, U.S Naval Campaign West Indies (Spanish-American War), awarded to Apprentice Second Class Jesse C. Newton of the battleship USS Iowa, with bars U.S.S. Iowa, San Juan P.R. (May 12), Santiago (May 31) (June 6) (June 16) (July 2) (July 4), with original red-and-blue ribbon and box of issue. 36.23 grams (medal and one bar); 38mm (medal only); box 3-1/2” x 2-1/4” x 3/4”. Phase III Sampson medal (bust of Rear Admiral William E. Sampson on obverse, naval soldiers on reverse, SANTIAGO DE CUBA / JULY 3 in exergue), the edge engraved with JESSE C. NEWTON, APP.2D.C. We have been unable to confirm Jesse C. Newton as being on the USS Iowa’s roster. Ribbon degraded but included along with original box and all service bars, some flaking on the box cover. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1270. USA, bronze military decoration, 1898, U.S Naval Campaign West Indies (Spanish-American War), awarded to Fireman First Class Peter S. Tully of the battleship USS Oregon, with original red-and-blue ribbon, bar and pin. 37.52 grams; 38mm (medal only). Phase I Sampson medal (bust of Rear Admiral William E. Sampson on obverse, naval soldiers on reverse, SANTIAGO DE CUBA / JULY 3 in exergue), the edge engraved with PETER S. TULLY, F.1st.C. Peter S. Tully is confirmed as being on the roster as a Fireman First Class on the USS Oregon during her service off Puerto Rico and Cuba. Nice bronze color and full details, a couple of minor edge knocks and ribbon resewn onto bar. Estimate: $350-$500.

1271. USA, bronze military decoration, 1898, U.S Naval Campaign West Indies (Spanish-American War), awarded to Boatswain’s Mate First Class Jefferson Borden, with suspension ring. 30.30 grams; 38mm (medal only). Phase II Sampson medal. Obverse: bust of Rear Admiral William E. Sampson. Reverse: naval soldiers in action, MARIEL / JULY 5 in exergue. Edge: handengraved (typical for this type) with JEFFERSON BORDEN B.M.1.C. Rare Mariel medal issued to Boatswain’s Mate First Class Jefferson Borden during the action on July 5, 1898 off Mariel, Cuba. On that date, three US ships, the USS Prairie, the USS Hawk, and the USS Castine, engaged and destroyed a Cuban blockade runner while under fire. It is unknown on which ship Borden served. Nice condition with only minor edge knocks, suspension attached but no ribbon. Estimate: $250-$375.

1272. USA, large bronze medal, 1925, Paul Revere / Revolutionary War Sesquicentennial, by Anthony de Francisci, issued by the American Numismatic Society, number 139/173, PCGS SP62, finest and only example in PCGS census. Miller-45. Low-mintage medal issued by the American Numismatic Society to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride and the start of the Revolutionary War; the engraver of this medal, Anthony de Francisci, also designed the US Peace dollar. Obverse: left-facing bust of Paul Revere above sword wrapped in ribbon and an urn, PAVL.REVERE above, PATRIOT SILVERSMITH to left, .1735. / .1818. and SOLDIER-ENGRAVER to right. Reverse: Paul Revere standing beside his horse, viewing a town in the distance, PAVL REVERE SESQVI-CENTENNIAL 1925 above, .A.N.S. in exergue, A F flanking. Edge: plain, numbered 139 incuse. Choice piece with even bronze coloration throughout. PCGS #45629656. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Continental Currency

U.S. Paper Money

Obsoletes

1273. USA, $30, Sept. 26, 1778, serial 156966, PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. Fr-CC-83. Choice example of this unusual denomination issued during the Revolutionary War by the Continental Congress. Nice margins even if slightly uneven as is typical for this hand-cut type, the design quite bold with clear penned signatures and serial number. PCGS Currency #80393774. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Republic of Texas

1275. Columbus, Georgia, Farmer’s Bank of Chattahoochee, $20 proof, no date (1830s), pp A, rare. Haxby-GA110G14. This extremely rare Georgia obsolete proof is the only known example for the denomination for this short-lived bank (by 1841, it became the Phoenix Bank of Columbus). As such, Haxby lists it as “Surviving Example Not Confirmed” in his work. Vignette of Crawford to left and cattle at upper right. Though the proof is impaired with spurious date, serial, and signatures plus six punch hole cancellation repairs and mounting remnants on the back, it is UNC and possesses nice paper quality. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1276. Darien, Georgia, Bank of Darien, $20 proof, no date (1830s), pp B, rare. Haxby-GA160G192. Extremely rare proof (we could only find one other example sold in the Alan Dorris Collection in 2015) printed by Durand, Perkins & Co. of New York. Portrait to left, seated classical academic at center. An impaired proof example of this rarity with spurious date, serial, and signatures added plus four punch hole cancellation repairs and mounts on the back; AU overall with minor handling around the edges. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1274. Austin, Republic of Texas, $25 Naval Appropriation Warrant, April 23rd, 1841, serial 528, payable to Alex Collins (Gunner), PCGS Banknote AU 55. Criswell-AW3A; Medlar-43. Payment appropriation certificate made out to Alex Collins, a gunner in the Texas Navy (further research could identify what ship he served on), when Texas was its own independent nation. Signed by the Republic of Texas Comptroller Samuel B Shank and Treasurer James Wright Simmons with cross cut cancellations over their signatures. Choice original paper quality and with strong inked signatures. PCGS Banknote #41026973. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1277. New Orleans, Louisiana, Insurance Bank of W.B. Partee & Co., 10 cents proof, July 1, 1851, pp A, rare. Haxbyunl. This is only the second example known in proof since the first, then described as “might be unique,” was sold in the Eric P. Newman VII sale in 2015. W.B. Partee was a prominent business firm in preCivil War New Orleans. UNC with spurious serial and signature plus mounts on the back, bright paper quality with strong embossing for the design. Estimate: $200-$300.

1278. Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of Charlotte, $20 contemporary counterfeit, Oct. 8, 1853, serial 702, pp A, rare, PMG VG 10 net. Haxby-NC5C14; Pennell-400CN. This Charlotte, North Carolina bank saw plenty of counterfeiting with its higher denominations during the 1850s. Apparently, the counterfeits circulated quite heavily as this is one of just three examples (all counterfeits) in the PMG census and with only one finer in Fine 15. Some minor edge-repairs on the back along with a reattached right side. PMG #2183636-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

1279.

colors. PMG #2081727-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

1280. Salt Lake City, Utah, Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd Rail Road Company, $10 remainder, Jan. 15, 1874, serial 125, payable at the Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah, very rare, PMG VG 10 net. Rust-unl. In 1848, two Mormon settlers, Sanford and Thomas Bingham, discovered rich copper ore in the area now known as Bingham Canyon. However, Brigham Young suggested the two avoid starting a mine there and focus on the Mormon settlements instead. It wasn’t until 1863 that mining in Bingham Canyon began in earnest. In 1872, the Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd Railroad was incorporated; by the following year, the railroad offered daily service from Sandy Station to the many mining operations in the canyon. In early 1874, the railroad began issuing its own “bank notes” which were payable up to 31 days after issuance at the Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah. While lower denominations are occasionally encountered, this $10 note is extremely rare and is possibly the only surviving example of this denomination. The type was unknown to Rust when he published extensive Mormon and Utah Coin and Currency reference book in 1984. Even the massive Eric P. Newman Collection only held a single $10 lithographic proof with green underprint. This remainder is well handled with a repaired tear, edge splits, and minor rust damage noted by PMG. The vignettes, a native American to left and Athena to right, are still readily visible and the red underprint is very bold. This is a key opportunity for any Mormon, Utah, or railroad currency collectors, not to be missed. Pedigreed to the 2007 Heritage Long Beach Currency Auction 448, lot 12271. PMG #2185333-001. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Charleston, South Carolina, $10, March 2, 1872, serial 1778, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. Criswell-6. Issued by the State of South Carolina during the Reconstruction period. Gem note with great paper quality and ink

National Bank Notes

1281. Miami, Florida, First National Bank, $50 National Bank Note, series of 1929, serial A000128A. Fr-1803-1. VF with some pinholes to left. Estimate: $150-$225.

1282. Blairstown, New Jersey, First National Bank, $10, series of 1929, serial C000443A, charter 5621, PMG VF 30. Scarcely seen banknote from this small township in Warren County, New Jersey. Moderately circulated with nice eye appeal. PMG #2183636-007. Estimate: $300-$450.

Short Snorter

1283. World War II “short snorter” consisting of a Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 1 balboa, series of 1941, serial 002514, “Arias” note and a USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935A, serial W61152234B, very rare. Pick-22a (Panama), 416a (USA). Extremely rare World War II-era short snorter featuring a Panama “Arias” balboa note taped to a United States series 1935A silver certificate. Short snorters were popular souvenirs created by servicemen throughout the war; notes from the various countries the soldier traveled to would be signed by friends they served with, then taped together into a long chain as a remembrance piece. There are plentiful examples of short snorters from World War II but this is the first we’ve seen with a Panamanian balboa note, issued for only seven days in Panama, used in the chain. Two signatures are seen on the balboa (one noted with “Halifax” below) while the silver certificate is covered in numerous autographs and notes: SHORT SNORTERS G.H. HAM NATAL, BRAZIL June 21, 1942 on the back and B15 CHAPTER 25APR44 / MIAMI TO PANAMA CANAL ZONE on the front. Both notes are fairly well-circulated VF or so with rust stains on the balboa and a margin piece missing on the silver certificate. Interesting and unique piece of WWII history. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1284. Manila, Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 100 pesos, victory series no. 66 (1944), serial F01233814, with VICTORY overprint on back. Pick-100b. Desirable type with vignette of Ferdinand Magellan on the front and issued upon the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. VF with rust damage near top. Estimate: $200-$300.

1285. Manila, Philippines, Philippine National Bank, 20 pesos, series of 1921, serial B208054B. Pick-55. Central vignette is of William A. Jones, Congressman from Virginia (1891-1918), who sponsored the Jones Act that created a framework for the eventual independence of the Philippines. VF with some staining. Estimate: $150-$225.

1286. Manila, Philippines, Philippine National Bank, 20 pesos, series of 1936, serial D1143045D. Pick-85a. VF with circulation handling, very popular Philippines type note with Mount Mayon, an active volcano, as the central vignette. Estimate: $150-$225.

1287. Manila, Philippines, Philippine National Bank, 1 peso, series of 1924, serial D4015577D. Pick-17. About VF with bold red serial numbers and seal. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Colombia

World Paper Money

1288. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 20 pesos oro, 2-1-1965, series O, serial 86134687, PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ. Pick-401c. A real gem example of this Colombian note denominated in gold pesos, with excellent centering, nice margins, and great paper quality. PMG #2169402-009. Estimate: $125-$200.

Costa Rica

1290. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Nacional, 2 colones, 9-5-1940, series D overprint on a Banco Internacional, 2 colones, series A, serial 1265880, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. Pick-197b. Bold red overprint on an earlier Banco Internacional 2 colones (Pick-184). Colorful design created by the ABNCo with two women representing knowledge and discovery at right. Particularly tough type to find in a choice grade with excellent paper quality. PMG #2185331-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

1289. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, 20 colones specimen, no date (1919-36), series C, PMG UNC 62 EPQ. Pick-176s. Nicely colored Costa Rican design with a vivid blue vignette of a harvest scene at center, slightly miscut along the margins (not uncommon for this type). PMG #2197700-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

1291. San José, Costa Rica, Banco Nacional, 2 colones specimen, (1946-9), series F, with black MUESTRA overprint, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. Pick-203s. Fantastic Gem specimen with only one finer in the PMG census. Vivid red ink with dark blue overprint MUESTRA and printer’s number, stamped on front with American Bank Note Company’s Return to Specimen Dept. stamp. Excellent centering and paper originality. PMG #2089277-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Cuba (colonial)

1292. Cuba, Banco Español de la Habana, 10 pesos contemporary counterfeit, 7-2-1877, serial 335721, PMG Choice Fine 15. Pick-12x. There appear to be two significant periods of counterfeits from this Havana-based bank: those made in the 1870s and those made in 1898 by the American government using the original printing plates during the Spanish-American War. The lack of finer details and inconsistent ink coloration leads us to believe this is the earlier type. And yet, despite the crudity of the lithograph printing, this note apparently saw significant circulation. A few small pinholes are noted along with a few rust spots but otherwise a presentable and interesting piece of Cuban history. We could only find one other example in lower quality to hit the market in the past ten years. PMG #2169528-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Cuba (Republic)

1293. Cuba, Banco Nacional de Cuba, 50 pesos presentation proof, 1989 (1988), series AA 01, in Thomas de la Rue & Company Ltd. display presentation album, unique. Pick-unl. A unique set of colorful front and back production proofs for a 1989-dated 50 pesos presented in a leather-bound hardcover album embossed with BANCO NACIONAL DE CUBA and the Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited imprint. This set of hand-assembled proofs was pasted together by TDLR artists for a proposed design which was never adopted by the Cuban government. The front features the bust of Calixto García Iñíguez to right, and at left is a depiction of the equestrian statue honoring him located in Havana. The back design depicts the Hospital Hermanos Amejeiras in Havana at left and the bronze plaque of Máximo Gómez meeting with Calixto García Iñíguez. Estimate: $2,000-up.

Dominican Republic

1294. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 1000 pesos oro front and back proofs, ND (1947-54) Pick-67p. Choice UNC pairing of this highest denomination issued by the Banco Central, both mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $150-$225.

1295. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 500 pesos oro front and back proofs, ND (1947-54)

Pick-66p. Nice set of ABNCo archival proofs, both Choice UNC and mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1296. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 100 pesos oro front and back proofs, ND (1947-54) Pick-65p. The popular coffee drinker’s note with an allegorical woman holding a cup of coffee before an urn. Choice UNC set mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $150-$225.

1300. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central de la República Dominicana, 1 peso oro specimen, no date (1947-55), misaligned doubled and tripled overprint error, ex-ABNCo archives. Bank governor’s signature and the bank seal are doubled and misaligned plus a third governor’s signature is inverted over the secretary’s signature. There are some subtle inking differences between the duplicated overprint and the original, perhaps from an ABNCo test print? Slight overinking error? Tough to say why ABNCo printed this and the following specimen error notes given their possibly unique status. Choice UNC, two POCs. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. Estimate: $350-$500.

1297. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 50 pesos oro front and back proofs, ND (1947-54) Pick-64p. Choice UNC ABNCo-printed proofs mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $150-$225.

1298. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 20 peso oro front proof, ND (1947-54) Pick-63p. Central vignette of the Puerta del Conde (The Count’s Gate) in Santo Domingo. Choice UNC, mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $100-$150.

1301. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central de la República Dominicana, 1 peso oro specimen, no date (1947-55), misaligned doubled overprint error, ex-ABNCo archives. Similar to the prior lot, the bank governor’s signature and bank seal are doubled and misaligned. However, the secretary’s signature is correctly printed. There are some subtle inking differences between the duplicated overprint and the original, perhaps from an ABNCo test print? Slight overinking error? We can only speculate. Choice UNC, two POCs. Pedigreed to the American Bank Note Company archives. Estimate: $350-$500.

1299. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 5 peso oro front proof, ND (1947-54) Pick-61p. Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic, features as the main vignette. Choice UNC, mounted on cardstock with two punch hole cancellations. Estimate: $100-$150.

1302. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 1 peso oro front and back proofs, ND (1947-54) Pick-60p. Central vignette of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic. Choice UNC pair mounted on cardstock and with two punch hole cancellations each. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1303. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Banco Compañía de Crédito, 5 pesos front and back proof, 188X (1880-89), series N. Pick-S105p. Popular and colorful bank note design from this Dominican private bank. Choice UNC, both sides mounted in a front to back pairing on cardstock. Estimate: $200-$300.

1304. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Banco Compañía de Crédito, 25 centavos front and back proof, 188X (188089), series A. Pick-S111p. Both choice UNC, small mounting mark on the back of the cardstock for the obverse proof. Estimate: $150-$225.

Ecuador

1305. Quito, Ecuador, Banco de la Union, 1 sucre, 1894 overprint on a 1 peso, 15-1-1883, serial C47854, PCGS Fine 12, finest and only example in the PCGS Banknote Census. Pick-S265. Host note is Pick-S261. Ink stamp and small internal split noted on the label. Unpriced in Pick and a previously unrecorded date. This is the sole example graded by PCGS Banknote with no examples reported at PMG. PCGS Banknote #45058655. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Egypt

1306. Lot of seven Egypt, Central Bank, notes with very low serial number 3: 200 pounds, 7/27/2009, series 24/Y, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ; 100 pounds, 11/30/2009, series 113/Y, PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ; 50 pounds, 9/14/2009, series 102/H, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ; 20 pounds, 8/13/2009, series 193/X, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ; 10 pounds, 4/29/2009, series 269/T, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ; 5 pounds, 9/4/2008, series 176/V, PMG Gem UNC 67 EPQ; 1 pound, 11/28/2017, series 592/W, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. Desirable denomination set made up of all high-grade, EPQ-designated notes with single digit serial number 3, a feat rarely seen on the market. PMG #2169402-002 to -007. Estimate: $2,000-up.

Great Britain

1307. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, World War II Operation Bernhard counterfeit 10 pounds, 16-101935, block K / 156, serial 59272. Pick-336B; Schwan-Boling-182. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. The estimated value of the notes produced ranges from 130 to 300 million pounds. The Nazis had hoped to use these notes to pay spies while also undermining the British economy. With thousands of unused notes on hand towards the end of the war, the Nazis dumped crates of the notes into lakes Toplitz and Grundlsee in Austria. Nice AU note with minor handling around the edges but no folds going into the interior of the note, a few pinholes, small notch along right side (as made) to mark the denomination. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala (Republic)

1308. Guatemala, Banco Colombiano, 50 pesos, 25-4-1889, series Va., serial 3206, PMG Fine 15 Net. Pick-S125b. The Banco Colombiano (represented in this lot along with the following two lots) was established in 1878 by Colombian investors to support Guatemalan coffee producers. This finely designed series of bank notes was made by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. A vignette of an armored ancient figure stands at left holding a Phrygian cap atop a pole while the central vignette of a coffee plantation is flanked by the arms of Guatemala and Colombia, symbolizing the bank’s connection between the two countries; the underprint is pale purple. Circulated with a small tape repair at the center to reinforce the fold there; still retaining a bold design throughout. We’ve offered other denominations from this popular series before, but this is the first of the 50 pesos we’ve handled. PMG #2178454-002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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1309. Guatemala, Banco Comercial, 1 peso, 1-11-1892, serial 8704, WBG Choice AU 58 TOP. Pick-S131a. A gorgeous rarity of this privately issued Guatemalan note with nice blue undertones and well-inked brown reverse, just a single light centerfold for the grade. Nice vignette made by International Bank Note Company of a woman holding a sheaf of wheat to the left. The inked signatures are strong and the handwritten date is notable as the first of three recorded dates for the type. To date, PMG has only graded two well-circulated Fine 12 examples of this rare type. Certainly the finest extant, making this a once in a lifetime opportunity for the top Guatemalan collectors. WBG #0114241. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

1310. Guatemala, Banco Americano, 5 pesos specimen, series B, with red SPECIMEN overprint, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. Pick-S112s. High-grade example of this beautiful and large Guatemala specialized type note, only one finer in the PMG census. The two arms vignettes on the reverse, Guatemala’s at left and that of the United States at right, illustrate the extensive American business control on Guatemala’s economy at the time. PMG #2089277-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1311. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 1 peso, 31-8-1896, single-digit serial number 1, PMG Choice VF 35 EPQ. PickS149. A spectacular offering of this very first note issued by the Banco de Guatemala with single-digit serial number 1! This series is popular with collectors for their well-rendered designs paired with vibrant ink colors; now here’s an opportunity to own this unique note. Modestly handled with some folds yet excellent paper quality and colors; second finest out of twelve graded in the PMG census. PMG #2116340-001.

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1312. Haiti, 20 gourdes, 22-7-1871, serial B 2. Pick-65. Very low serial number 2 on this early Haitian note. Fine with thin paper backing, small piece missing at bottom margin, bold ink design in areas despite the typical crude printing of the time. Estimate: $200-$300.

1315. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 10 gourdes front and back proofs, 12-4-1919. Pick-163p. Choice UNC obverse proof mounted on cardstock with pleasing ink colors. Central vignette of a coffee plant. Estimate: $125-$200.

1316. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 5 gourdes front and back proofs, 12-4-1919. Pick-162p. Vibrant coloration on this pair of Choice UNC obverse and reverse proof notes mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $125-$200.

1313. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 100 gourdes specimen, 12-4-1919. Pick-184s. Choice UNC example with excellent colors and paper quality. Estimate: $125-$200.

1314. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 50 gourdes front proof, 12-4-1919. Pick-194p. Choice UNC mounted on cardstock. Beautiful colors on this note with a cotton bud as the central vignette. Estimate: $125-$200.

1317. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 2 gourdes front and back proof, 22-12-1914. Pick-132p1. Both Choice UNC proof notes mounted on cardstock with original paper quality and ink colors. Estimate: $150-$225.

1318. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 2 gourdes front proof, 22-12-1914. Pick-132p1. Choice UNC proof note with nice originality throughout. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1319. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 2 gourdes front and back proofs, 12-4-1919. Pick-162p. Colorful pair of front and back proofs, both Choice UNC and mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $125-$200.

1322. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 1 gourde front and back proofs, 12-4-1919. Pick-161p. Choice UNC pairing with vibrant underprint colors; both mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $125-$200.

1320. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 2 gourdes front proof, 12-41919. Pick-162p. Nice original paper and ink colors on the Choice UNC front proof mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $100-$150.

1323. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 1 gourde back proof, 12-41919. Pick-161p. Choice UNC proof note mounted on cardstock, minor stains on the back of the cardstock. Estimate: $100-$150.

Honduras

1321. Haiti, Banque Nationale, 1 piastre front proof, 1875. Pick-70p. Uniface front proof made by the ABNCo with vignettes of Haitian President Michel Domingue at left and an allegorical woman representing agriculture to right with colorful blue and orange undertones. AU with seven punch hole cancellations. Estimate: $125-$200.

1324. La Ceiba, Honduras, Banco Atlantida, 20 lempiras specimen, 1-3-1932, series A, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ, finest and only example in PMG census. Pick-S125as. A particularly attractive rarity from this desirable private Honduras bank with a female figure reclining on a globe as the main vignette, set against a colorful underprint. Choice paper quality and even margins along with strong embossing of the design are noted. This is the sole example for the design in any form—proof, specimen, or otherwise—listed on the PMG population report. Two POCs. PMG #2197700-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

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5-5-1823, serial 124711, printed on papal bull for circulation in Mexico and Texas. Frampton-16a; Olson-15; Pick-4. While intended to help restore trust in Mexican paper money, the Republican papal bull notes were unpopular due to their large size as well as the general distrust in bank notes. In The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas (2010), author James Bevill notes that the papal bull notes were withdrawn in favor of silver coins to follow. “Although these peculiar notes,” Bevill writes, “found little acceptance outside of the soldiers stationed in the missions of Texas, they serve as an important reminder of how closely the Catholic Church and the Mexican government were intertwined in the eyes of early Anglo-American colonists of Texas.” This peso note is printed on a papal bull dated 1816 that begins with a brief background on Pope Pius VII’s imprisonment by Napoleon from 1809 to 1814. The papal bull then segues into a proclamation where Catholics who donated 2 reales to the Church were allowed to eat meat and eggs during Lent. XF with cut cancellation, nice paper quality with only some minor stains along the bottom margin to note, very boldly printed (both the bank note and papal bull). Estimate: $600-$900.

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Mexico City, Mexico Tesorerias la Nación, peso, 1326. Durango, Mexico, Banco de Durango, 1 peso specimen, 1-1-1914. Pick-272s2. Choice UNC with extra selvage across the top showing printer’s notes and dated JAN 12 1914. Estimate: $150-$225.

New Zealand

1327. Wellington, New Zealand, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 10 pounds, no date (1967), serial AS 499826, PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ. Pick-161d. High-grade example of a popular New Zealand bank note design with vignettes of British explorer Captain James Cook at right and his ship, the HMS Endeavour, at right. Gem paper quality and ink coloration, excellent paper originality. PCGS #80579220. Estimate: $200-$300.

Panama

1328. Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 5 balboas specimen, series of 1941, PMG UNC 60 Net. Pick-23s. Colorful specimen note for the short-lived “Arias” series of bank notes which were only issued for seven days in Panama before a coup forced their redemption and destruction. Though there is a residue over the note, the ink colors remain especially strong. There is a rather hidden tear in the center of the top and a small corner piece is missing. Two punch hole cancellations are noted. PMG #8090012-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1329. Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 1 balboa, series of 1941, serial 015573, PMG VF 30 Net. Pick-22. An issued example of the “Arias” or Seven Days balboa note which was heavily redeemed and destroyed following a coup. Circulated with some rust spotting noted, still colorful undertones on this desirable type. PMG #8051823-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1330. Panama, Banco Central de Emisión, 1 balboa specimen, series of 1941, PMG UNC 61 Net. Pick-22s. Rare specimen of the “Arias” balboa note which only circulated in Panama for seven days in 1941. Some surface residue and toning as noted by PMG though the colorful ink underprint is readily visible. Two punch hole cancellations near the top along with a blue SPECIMEN overprint for the rightmost serial number position. PMG #8090012-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Paraguay

1333. Paraguay, República del Paraguay, 100 pesos fuertes specimen, 25-10-1923, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ (“top pop”). Pick-146s. Nice waterfall design on this colorful specimen note. Tied with just one other note for finest known in the PMG census. Two POCs. PMG #2197700-003. Estimate: $250-$375.

Peru

1331. Paraguay, Banco Central, 5 guaranies specimen, 253-1952, specimen no. 11, with printer’s annotation, PMG Choice UNC 63 EPQ, finest and only example in the PMG census. Pick-195bs. An interesting specimen with an important printer’s annotation relating to “invisible fluorescence on front.” PMG #2089277-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

1332. Paraguay, República del Paraguay, 1000 pesos fuertes specimen, 25-10-1923, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. Pick-155s. Very striking design on this large format note with an armored allegorical woman holding a fasces and a wreath as the main vignette; pleasing colorful undertones. Three POCs, partial printer’s number on bottom margin. PMG #2197700-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

1334. Lima, Peru, Casa de Moneda, 1,631 pesos deposit bond, 26-8-1832, serial 1474. Pick-unlisted. Among the first payment documents of the young Republic of Peru, issued in 1832 by the Casa de Moneda (the Peruvian mint) for 1,631 pesos deposited for coinage at the mint with interest of 5% in silver or 2% in gold. Large Peruvian coat of arms at top flanked by pomegranate and liberty cap plus intricate designs along the borders. Stamped with an amortisado stamp at the bottom along with multiple signatures; several penned annotations on the back. VF note with some ink erosion along the penned signatures but otherwise nicely presentable. The first we have offered of this historically important Peruvian note and much rarer than the Junta documents that followed in the later 1830s. With English translation of the text. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1335. Lima, Peru, Junta del Crédito Nacional, 500 pesos, 27-2-1837, serial 20023. Pick-unlisted. Early “bank note” from the young Republic of Peru, issued in 1837 by the government for a 500 pesos deposit. Large Peruvian coat of arms at top with intricate borders; two black stamps throughout and multiple penned signatures and notations towards the bottom. Single punch hole cancellation at the center. VF with nice paper quality and bold printing, a few small pinholes. With English translation of the text. Estimate: $250-$375.

Venezuela

1336. Maracaibo, Venezuela, Banco Comercial de Maracaibo, 20 bolívares front and back proofs, ND (1933). Pick-S182p. Popular bank note design produced by ABNCo to illustrate Venezuela’s status as an oil producing powerhouse. Nice bold blue design with pink undertones, both UNC proofs mounted on cardstock. Estimate: $200-$300.

1337. Maracaibo, Venezuela, Banco Comercial de Maracaibo, 10 bolívares front proof, ND (1933). Pick-S176p. Choice UNC proof mounted onto cardstock, nice original paper quality and ink colors. Estimate: $125-$200.

1338. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Mercantil y Agrícola, 100 bolívares specimen, no date (1929), PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. Pick-S233s. Beautifully designed and colored high-denomination specimen with an attractive ABNCo-produced vignette at center (also seen on lot 1324). Two POCs. PMG #2197700-004. Estimate:

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Coin Jewelry

Gold Cobs of Spain

1339. Seville, Spain, gold cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, assayer D, mounted shield-side out in 18K white gold ring with .20 carat of channel-set diamonds, size 11, signed by jeweler R. Korwin. 20.17 grams total. Choice AU with bold, complete shield and some legend detail including king’s ordinal IIII, full cross visible as well, nicely mounted in the ring with vertical diamond embellishments down each side. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Gold Cobs of the New World Mexico City, Mexico

1340. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 8 escudos, 1714 J, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted shield-side out in 18K gold bezel with fixed bail. 38.2 grams total. This is an impressive piece of 1715 Fleet treasure as a near-Mint State 8 escudos with full shield (slightly doubled) and bold cross plus clear date and king’s ordinal V, just a touch of rub on the high points from jewelry wear, professionally mounted in a thick gold bezel with shield side up and cross side nearly on axis. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Savoy Jewellers (Cayman) receipt and certificate from 1995. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

1341. Mexico City, Mexico, gold cob 1 escudo, Charles II, assayer not visible, “jeweled cross” variety, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in 18K gold bezel with fixed bail. 7.07 grams total. Popular type from the 1715 Fleet with decorative jeweled cross, sturdily mounted with that side facing out in a bezel. Choice AU piece with partial shield and a full crown above, bold complete cross. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Cobb Coin Co. (Mel Fisher) photocertificate NCB 3245 MO. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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Lima, Peru

1342. Lima, Peru, gold cob 8 escudos, 1748 R, mounted cross-side out in a 18K gold bezel with shackle bail, ex-Frank Sedwick. 40.24 grams total. Choice AU piece with rich golden-toned fields, bold full cross and complete pillars, the latter with -RVM prominently showing in legend and the date slightly doubled to read “7488”, mounted in a thick circular bezel. With original Frank Sedwick letter dated October 6, 1987. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

Bogotá, Colombia

1343. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, Charles II posthumous, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in thick 18K gold bezel with fixed bail. 21.84 grams total. Mint State piece struck on a broad planchet with bold and nicely detailed shield and cross, the latter complete and oriented like an X in the bezel. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Shipwreck Coins

1344. Bogotá, Colombia, gold cob 2 escudos, 1720, assayer S to right, mintmark F to left, mounted cross-side out in 18K gold bezel with fixed bail. 10.88 grams total. Mint State with some scuffs on the high points, light encrustation around the cross, sharply struck and nearly complete shield and cross with plentiful legend detail. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1345. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 17.93 grams total; bezel weighs 6.93 grams. Well-detailed piece with original surfaces showing only minor saltwater corrosion, full shield with king’s ordinal III below plus choice complete cross and castles-and-lions, nicely mounted. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and photo-certificate 85A-200630, including 2018 appraisal for $2,700. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1346. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with diver embellishment and shackle bail. 17.10 grams total. Full shield and most of cross showing despite corrosion with clear transposition to lion-and-castles, neat diver embellishment at top. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate 85A-205119 (tag missing). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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

1347. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617 M, Grade 1, ex-Santa Margarita (1622), mounted cross-side out in round 18K gold bezel with swivel bail and glass back, channel-set with 3.22 carats of black diamonds. 33.56 grams total; coin weight 22.98 grams, bezel weight 13.42 grams. Nice piece with original, as-found, dark surfaces showing some corrosion yet plenty of detail including a full shield and cross plus last two digits of the date and bold denomination, mounted in a fancier pendant than usually seen. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 2245. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

1348. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652 E Transitional, McLean Type 1 (rare), ex-Capitana (1654), mounted pillars side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 15.12 grams total. Rare transitional type clearly identifiable with plentiful details despite surface corrosion, nearly complete pillars-and-waves plus shield and some legend text showing, silvery-gray matte surfaces. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $300-$450.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

1349. Holland, United Netherlands, 2 stuivers, 1724, ex-Akerendam (1725), mounted arms-side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 2.69 grams total. Lustrous Mint State coin with light surface corrosion, bold details with great centering. From the Akerendam (1725). Estimate: $200-$300.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

1350. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, ex-Vliegenthart (1735), mounted knight-side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 5.67 grams total. Choice Mint State ducat from this wreck with lustrous field and full, sharp details throughout (particularly on the knight, which is more often than not weakly struck), excellent design centering and orientation so as to be worn with either side facing out. From the Vliegenthart (1735), with original certificate (generic) from the salvors. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

1351. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), mounted pillars-side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 9.80 grams total. Well-centered and fully detailed VF piece with complete legends, dark silver-toned surfaces, somewhat bright from polishing. Estimate: $250-$375.

Shield Type

1352. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail, and pirate-face embellishment. 24.39 grams total. Choice XF coin with full and sharply detailed shield and cross plus ample legends. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1354. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to right, denomination o-iiii to left, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 21.81 grams total. VF with full and widely doubled shield, choice complete cross, some legend detail. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1353. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O, mounted cross-side out in heavy silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 24.15 grams total. XF with very bold shield and cross (the latter significantly doubled or tripled) along with full PHILIPPVS II in the legend, steel-gray surfaces with minor dark encrustation in fields, natural edge-crack at 1 o’clock. With photocertificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1355. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail, and pirate-face embellishment. 20.52 grams total. Desirable, well-struck piece for wearing with complete shield and cross plus much legend detail including full king’s ordinal II, thin crack on edge as made. Estimate: $200-$300.

1356. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail. 7.71 grams total. Choice full shield and cross with plentiful detail including much of the legends, polished a bit from wear, mounted in a fancy pendant. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Lima Silver Cobs

Pillars and Waves

1357. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1719 M, mounted pillars-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 8.33 grams total. Well-circulated VG piece with dark toned fields contrasting with full pillars and nearly complete cross, complete date visible and interesting retrograde N in INDIARVM. Estimate: $200-$300.

Potosí Silver Cobs

Shield Type

1358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 38.59 grams total. Nice XF piece with full and centered shield and cross (the latter with a little doubling), reddish encrustation around devices. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Pillars and Waves

1359. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1752 q, mounted crossside out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 21.00 grams total. XF coin with bold cross and pillars plus full date, nice dark blue toning in the fields, nicely mounted. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ancient Coins

Ancient Greek

1361. Aegina, Islands off Attica, AR stater, 525-480 BC, sea turtle, mounted turtle-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and fixed bail. 16.48 grams total. Sea turtle / Incuse square with mill-sail pattern. Non-toned turtle in choice Fine grade struck slightly off center mounted in a flat-sided custom bezel, popular motif. Estimate: $500-$750.

1360. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1752 q, mounted pillarsside out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 11.40 grams total. Choice coin for wearing with bold full pillars and cross plus clear date, overall XF with minimal wear. Estimate: $250-$375.

1362. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, mounted owl-side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 24.74 grams total. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Lustrous and choice example in heavy gold custom bezel, full of fine detail. Coins minted in Athens were among the most trusted throughout the ancient world. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1363. Calabria, Tarentum, AR didrachm, 272-240 BC, mounted boy-ondolphin side out in 14K gold bezel with fixed bail. 9.99 grams total. Taras astride dolphin left / Helmeted nude warrior on horse prancing right. Nicely toned XF coin in a simple, three-pronged custom setting with a flat-sided bezel. Estimate: $400-$600.

1364. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted Herakles-side out in silver and 14K gold bracelet, about 6-1/2” long. 48.37 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Showy and hefty bracelet with coin in custom gold and silver bezel between twisted wire bracelet and gold finishes. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1365. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, aligned axis, mounted Heraklesside out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.06 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Dainty custom setting with three prongs, XF details on coin, wearable either side out. Estimate: $600-$900.

1367. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted with Herakles-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 10-1/2). 15.36 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Heavy gold setting with relief depictions of each side of coin on shank, well-toned VF coin. Estimate: $350-$500.

1366. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted Herakles-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 10). 13.54 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Lightweight ring with rounded edges, coin held by prongs on the interior, hollow inside with stippled design, welltoned VF coin (full and well-centered head). Estimate: $250-$375.

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1368. Seleukid Kingdom, AR tetradrachm, Antiochos VII Euergetes, ca. 138-129 BC, aligned axis, mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 24.85 grams total. Diademed head of Antiochus VII right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and sceptre. Lightly toned XF coin in attractive custom gold bezel, effectively reversible due to aligned axis. Estimate: $400-$600.

1369. Thrace, Istros, AR stater, 4th century BC, mounted facing-heads side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 9-1/2) with perforated back. 17.86 grams total. Facing male heads, the left inverted / Reverse not visible. Sharp details on XF coin mounted in heavy gold setting. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ancient Judaea

1370. Ancient Judaea, AE prutah, Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 AD), “widow’s mite,” mounted in 14K yellow gold men’s ring (size 9), signed by jeweler R. Korwin. 14.84 grams total. Eight-ray star in diadem / anchor and king’s name. Symbolic biblical coin in heavy custom gold setting with wheel-like star out, small die-crack visible. Estimate: $400-$600.

World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted)

Danish West Indies

1371. Danish West Indies (struck in Copenhagen), 12 skilling, 1767, mounted ship-side out in 14K gold bezel, with shackle bail. 6.23 grams total. Fine example of this popular type with some strike weakness yet otherwise possessing a full ship and king’s monogram, steely gray-toned surfaces, mounted in a simple pendant setting. Estimate: $250-$375.

Spain

1372. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1628, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in heavy silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail and pirate-face embellishment, backside covered with silver galleon embellishment. 27.68 grams total. Bold cross with clear 8 in date at top, some castles-and-lions detail plus partial legend, sturdily mounted in a nice bezel with gold embellishments. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1373. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787/6 DV, mounted bust-side out in 18K gold twisted-wire bezel with shackle bail. 6.61 grams total. XF with some minor contact marks, fairly clear overdate (scarce thus), mounted in an intricate bezel. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

1375. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786 DV, mounted bust-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 8-1/2). 9.08 grams total. XF coin with exceptionally bold design and lustrous golden fields, mounted in a simple gold ring. With photocertificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

1374. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786 DV, mounted bust-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 8-1/2). 9.02 grams total. Choice XF coin with boldly struck design and pink-gold-toned high points, mounted in a simple gold ring. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

1376. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1795 MF, mounted in 18K gold bezel with fixed bail. 18.77 grams total. About AU with a couple of minor scratches on the front, handsome red-gold toning highlights around the legends and design. Estimate: $600-$900.

Shipwreck Artifacts

Spanish Armada wrecks of 1588

1377. Stone cannonball from the Spanish Armada (1588). 1511 grams, 3-3/4” diameter. Brownish gray stone ball with white dots of pitting and encrustation, reportedly recovered from the Goodwin Sands, treacherous shoals in the Straits of Dover, site of naval action with the Spanish Armada. From the Spanish Armada (1588), with photocertificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1378. Stone cannonball from the Spanish Armada (1588). 2174 grams, 4-1/2” diameter. Attractive mottled brownish stone cannonball with several faint circumscribed lines, great for display as an interesting alternative to typical iron or bronze cannonballs. From the Spanish Armada (1588), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.