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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 LIVE ON THE INTERNET Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Session I: 10:00 am edt Session II: 1:00 pm edt Session III: 7:00 pm edt Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Session IV: 10:00 am edt Session V: 3:30 pm edt Session VI: 6:00 pm edt

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction #23 Live on the Internet, Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16, 2018

One of the most rewarding things we do to put together an auction is deep research for important items, which we feel is a benefit to everyone. Thanks to advances in technology that have increased the availability of research materials, we are able to discover (or rediscover) lost pedigrees, new varieties or important historical context, or even to correct longstanding errors. This extra work pays off for both consignors and bidders, of course, but also advances general understanding of numismatic history. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors! Here are some important highlights this time: • In Gold Cobs we begin with many high-grade Mexico City and Lima cob 8 escudos from the 1715 Fleet, plus a broadflan Cuzco 2 escudos, along with a number of Colombian and Spanish cobs of all periods. • U.S. Coins and Paper Money starts with the perfect bridge from gold cobs: a unique and historical Lima cob 8 escudos 1741V regulated to $15 in value by Boston goldsmith Joseph Edwards, Jr. in the early days of the United States (sometime around 1770 to 1783). A brief history on regulated gold coinage in the United States, researched and written by Daniel Frank Sedwick, precedes the lot. • In World Gold Coins we feature several Mexican 8 escudos pedigreed to the James Bevill collection, including some that are plated in his Texas numismatic history book, The Paper Republic (2009). • The Shipwreck Ingots section has gold and silver specimens from nine different shipwrecks, including three large silver bars and a silver “piña” ingot all from the Atocha (1622) with a combined weight of just over 266 troy pounds! • The Shipwreck Coins section consists of many gold and silver coins recovered from popular wrecks like Atocha (1622), Maravillas (1656), 1715 Fleet, Vliegenthart (1735), and S.S. Republic (1865) in addition to scarcer finds like Whydah (1717) and “Fort Capron treasure” (1857). Don’t miss the Auguste (1761) Shipwreck Research Collection, which boasts a wide variety of dates and mints of French ecus. • Our inaugural Coin Jewelry section is made up of pieces de-accessed from jewelry stock by several jewelers affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. • The Mexico, Lima and Potosí Silver Cobs sections feature several Royals (including a very rare Potosí 4 reales Royal 1709Y plated in the Standard Catalog) as well as two very rare Santo Domingo Charles-Joanna billon issues in the odd denominations of 11 maravedís and blanca. • Ancient Coins offers a cavalcade of historical pieces, notably two popular Athens owl silver tetradrachms, a Roman Republic silver denarius of Julius Caesar, and a Byzantine Empire gold histamenon nomisma depicting Christ. • Our large World Silver Coins section hosts several collections, including more Mexican coins from the James Bevill collection, the Ricardo Muñiz collection of Mexican pillar 1 reales, and our third offering of selections from the Richard Stuart collection. • In Medals we feature an assortment of specimens mostly from Latin America and Europe; one item of note is a very rare Paraguayan Battle of Tataiybá silver military medal of 1867. • The World Paper Money section encompasses many rarities like a set of Peruvian Banco Central overprinted soles from 1935, two very rare and high-grade Puerto Rican specimen notes, and a selection of scarce Guatemalan quetzales. • Moving on to Artifacts, we have an array of shipwreck items such as a gold olive blossom chain and a coat of arms seal, both from the 1715 Fleet, in addition to various non-wreck pieces such as swords and flintlocks. Following the main auction is an Express section featuring additional coins, medals and bank notes for the value-minded collector. We wish everyone the best of luck during the sale and hope that you will find the next great item to add to your collection. Thank you, consignors and bidders alike, for another great auction!

The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC team: Daniel Sedwick, Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk, Michelle B. Heidt

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Table of Contents SECTION LOTS PAGES Shipwreck Histories .......................................................................................................... 7-16 SESSION I: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM EDT Gold Cobs (by mint) .................................................................................. 1-82................ 17-27 Feature Article: “The Regulated Gold Coinage of North America and the West Indies in the Late 1700s” by Daniel Frank Sedwick.................................................................. 28-32 U.S. Coins, Medals and Paper Money ........................................................ 83-122............ 33-42 World Gold Coins (by country) ................................................................. 123-236.......... 43-58 SESSION II: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT Shipwreck Ingots ....................................................................................... 237-251.......... 59-68 Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) ............................................. 252-623.......... 69-126 Coin Jewelry .............................................................................................. 624-682.......... 127-136 SESSION III: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 PM EDT Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ............................................................ 683-790.......... 137-150 Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru ..........................................................................791-821.......... 151-155 Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia...................................................................... 822-988.......... 157-178 Other Silver Cobs (by country) .................................................................. 989-1030........ 179-186 SESSION IV: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EDT Ancient Coins............................................................................................. 1031-1055...... 187-190 World Silver Coins (by country)................................................................. 1056-1473...... 191-252 Medals and Decorations (by country)......................................................... 1474-1517...... 253-262 SESSION V: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 3:30 PM EDT World Paper Money (by country)............................................................... 1518-1572...... 263-277 Documents................................................................................................. 1573-1577...... 279-280 Shipwreck Artifacts..................................................................................... 1578-1629...... 281-290 Non-Wreck Artifacts................................................................................... 1630-1681...... 291-305 SESSION VI: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT Express Session (selected items from all sections).......................................1682-2001...... 307-323

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A NOTE ABOUT THE ORDER

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

REFERENCES CITED

Where possible, in the description for each lot we supply one or more numbers in reference to acknowledged publications in the field. References used in this catalog include the following: CT = Calicó’s Numismática española (2008), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (nine previous editions). 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.

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 examine lots in advance in person, either at the coin shows we attend or at our premises in Winter Park, Florida (by appointment only), or at the auction site (when applicable).

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

show a fineness marking, but no tax stamps or other markings, in parts per 24, with a dot being a quarter karat. Many of the silver and gold ingots from this wreck were cut into two or more parts, presumably to divide into separate accounts.

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

Before there were coins and Spanish Treasure Fleets, Hernán Cortés and his men acquired treasure in the form of NativeAmerican gold and silver artifacts that were melted down in Mexico for easier transportation. The variable-fineness ingots thus created were known to archeologists but were not thought to exist until the discovery of a wreck full of them off Grand Bahama Island in 1992. After the salvage of what ultimately was determined to be a ca.-1528 wreck, the ingots came to be known as “tumbaga” bars and were subsequently distributed to the collecting community by Frank and Daniel Sedwick. Like most official Spanish colonial bullion, each bar was marked with the fineness (the gold in parts per 24, the silver in parts per 2400) and assayer, and especially with tax stamps to show that the king got his cut. On these particular bars the tax stamps show a legend that reads CAROLVS QVINTVS IMPERATOR for Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (who was also Charles I of Spain, son of Queen Joanna). The “Tumbaga” Saga: Treasure of the Conquistadors, by Agustín García-Barneche (2010), gives the story behind these bars, particularly their history and manufacture, with complete data and analysis and photos of many of the ingots. Each bar is also described in detail in Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, by Douglas Armstrong (1993), a professional conservator hired by the salvage company to clean and preserve all the silver “tumbaga” bars.

Spanish 1554 Fleet sunk off Padre Island, Texas

The 1554 Fleet consisted of four caravels, the San Andrés, the Santa María de Yciar, the San Esteban, and the Espíritu Santo, all but the first of which foundered off what is now Padre Island in a violent storm. There were many survivors, but natives killed nearly all of them. Much of the treasure was salvaged soon afterward by the Spanish. In the 1960s two of the ships were rediscovered and salvaged by an out-of-state company, causing controversy by removing what Texans thought should belong to their state. (The third wreck-site was apparently obliterated by a dredging operation in the late 1940s on what is known as the Mansfield Cut, a manmade inlet.) Texas conducted its own excavations on the two sites in the 1970s. The 1554 Fleet wrecks have yielded almost exclusively Mexican coinage of Charles-Joanna (up to and including assayer S), some of which still washes up on the beaches of Padre Island. Even when found on the beach, these coins are illegal to own in Texas, which has declared them all to be the property of the State, but they do trade freely elsewhere. Uncleaned specimens (mostly beach finds) are distinctively rusty in color and therefore are usually distinguishable from coins from the “Golden Fleece wreck” above.

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

Santiago, sunk in 1585 on the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar

This wreck was nicknamed for a royal stamping (“Golden Fleece”) on several of the gold “finger” bars (ingots) it yielded. Practically all the coins from this wreck were Mexican CharlesJoanna silver coins (all assayers prior to S), including several rarities, the most important being three specimens of the Rincón “Early Series” 8 reales of 1538, the very first 8 reales ever struck in the New World. To date the finders of the wreck have not identified the wreck or disclosed its exact location, but they affirm it was in international waters in the northern Caribbean. Though it was a relatively small find of a few thousand coins at most, it has been the primary source for Mexican Carlos-Juana coins on the market since the mid-1990s. Perhaps more impressive than the coins from this wreck are the few dozen gold and silver ingots it has yielded, all of which have entered the market exclusively through Daniel Frank Sedwick. The varying purities of these bars are reminiscent of the “tumbaga” bars (see above), although the later gold ingots were cast in somewhat standard shapes (“fingers”) and sizes. The silver ingots from this wreck, popularly known as “splashes,” were simply poured onto the ground, leaving a round, flat mound of silver that was subsequently stamped with a tax stamp in the form of a crowned C for King Charles I and/or a fineness in the usual block Roman numerals in parts per 2400, much like the karat system we use today. The gold ingots also

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

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

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a database system at the Fisher operation in Key West. With some exceptions each certificate also specifies the coin’s Grade, from 1 (highest) to 4 (lowest), a highly subjective evaluation of corrosive damage and overall quality. Most Atocha silver coins are also recognizable by their shiny brightness, the result of a somewhat controversial cleaning and polishing process catering more to noncollectors than to serious numismatists.

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

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

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

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

“Dry Tortugas wreck,” sunk ca. 1622 off the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West, Florida

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

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

Arguably the most famous of all Spanish galleons salvaged in our time, the Atocha was the almiranta of the 1622 Fleet, which left Havana several weeks late and ran afoul of a hurricane. Eight of the 28-ship fleet were lost, wrecked on the reefs between the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys or sunk in deeper water. Five people survived the sinking of the Atocha and were rescued by another vessel, but the wreck itself was scattered after another hurricane hit the site exactly one month later. The Spanish were never able to salvage what was one of the richest galleons ever to sail. The cargo of the Atocha did not see light again until 1971, when the first coins were found by the now-famous salvager Mel Fisher and his divers, who recovered the bulk of the treasure in 1985 and thereby unleashed the largest supply of silver cobs and ingots the market has ever seen. Well over 100,000 shield-type cobs were found in all denominations above the half real, the great majority of them from Potosí, as were also the approximately 1,000 silver ingots (most the size of bread loaves). A handful of gold 1- and 2-escudos cobs were also recovered, mostly from mainland Spanish mints, but also a few from Colombia, officially the first gold coins ever struck in the New World. The Atocha was also the source for most or all of the first silver cobs struck in Colombia, as well as a few early coins from Mexico, Lima, Spain and even Panama. Even more significant were the many gold ingots, jewelry items, emeralds and other artifacts. Because of Mel Fisher’s huge publicity and because much of the treasure was distributed to investors at high ratios compared to their investment amounts, the coins from the Atocha have always sold for much more—anywhere from 2 times to 10 times—than their non-salvage counterparts, even in the numismatic market. (The “glamour market” in tourist areas elevates these coins to as much as twenty times their base numismatic value!) Individually numbered certificates with photos of each coin are critical to the retention of an Atocha coin’s enhanced value. Accompanying barcode tags with the coins also make it possible to replace lost certificates through

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique

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

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

Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs dating up to and including 1628 in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, by the Dutch pirate and national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to

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Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support any of the attributions. Spanish archival research suggested a new name, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which sank in that general area in 1624. Since dates on the recovered coins extend past 1624, this attribution must be incorrect. A more recent recovery in the 1990s off Lucayan Beach turned up similar material, but no further clues as to the ship’s (or ships’) identity. Practically all of the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer-D period, some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which are rare. Expect to pay a modest premium for specimens in white clamshell boxes produced by Spink & Son (London) in the 1960s for a promotion that capped off years of disagreements between the salvagers, their backers and the Bahamian government.

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

This wreck was the largest loss ever experienced by the Spanish South Seas (Pacific) Fleet, of which the Jesus María de la Limpia Concepción was the capitana (“captain’s ship” or lead vessel) in 1654. Official records reported the loss of 3 million pesos of silver (2,212 ingots, 216 chests of coins, and 22 boxes of wrought silver), augmented to a total of as much as 10 million pesos when contraband and private consignments were taken into account. By comparison, the entire annual silver production in Peru at that time was only about 6-7 million pesos! Obviously overloaded, the Capitana sank technically due to pilot error, which drove the ship onto the reefs south of the peninsula known as Punta Santa Elena, a geographic feature the pilot thought he had cleared. Twenty people died in the disaster. For eight years afterward, Spanish salvagers officially recovered over 3 million pesos of coins and bullion (with probably much more recovered off the record), leaving only an unreachable lower section for divers to find in our time. Ironically, the main salvager of the Capitana in the 1650s and early 1660s was none other than the ship’s silvermaster, Bernardo de Campos, who was responsible for the ship’s being overloaded with contraband in the first place. The wreck was rediscovered in the mid-1990s and salvaged (completely, according to some) in 1997. After a 50-50 split with the Ecuadorian government in 1998, investors sold most of their half of the more than 5,000 coins recovered at auction in 1999. Almost exclusively Potosí 8 and 4 reales, the coins were a healthy mix of countermarked issues of 1649-1652, transitional issues of 1652, and post-transitional pillars-and-waves cobs of 1653-1654, many in excellent condition and expertly conserved. As an interesting footnote, the very coins salvaged from the Capitana by the Spanish in 1654 were lost again on the Maravillas wreck of 1656 (see next), and some of those coins salvaged from the Maravillas were lost again in the wreck of the salvage vessel Madama do Brasil off Gorda Cay (Bahamas) in 1657. Furthering Spain’s woes was the destruction of another treasure fleet in 1657 by English marauders fresh from a victory in the Bay of Cádiz off Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off the northeast coast of Hispaniola

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

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

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As the almiranta of the homebound Spanish fleet in January of 1656, the Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas was officially filled with over five million pesos of treasure (and probably much more in contraband, as was usually the case). That treasure included much of the silver salvaged from the South Seas Fleet’s Capitana of 1654 that wrecked on Chanduy Reef off Ecuador (see above). The ill-fated treasure sank once again when the Maravillas unexpectedly ran into shallow water and was subsequently rammed by one of the other ships of its fleet, forcing the captain to try to ground the Maravillas on a nearby reef on Little Bahama Bank off Grand Bahama Island. In the ensuing chaos, exacerbated by strong winds, most of the 650 people on board died in the night, and the wreckage scattered. Spanish salvagers soon recovered almost half a million pesos of treasure, followed by more recoveries over the next several decades, yet with over half of the official cargo still unfound. The first rediscovery of the Maravillas in the twentieth century was by Robert Marx and his company, Seafinders, in 1972, whose finds were featured in an auction by Schulman in New York in 1974. Included among the coins in this sale were some previously unknown Cartagena silver cobs of 1655 and countermarked Potosí


coinage of 1649-1651 and 1652 transitionals, in addition to many Mexican silver cobs and a few Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The second big salvage effort on the Maravillas was achieved by Herbert Humphreys and his company, Marex, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, resulting in two big sales by Christie’s (London) in 1992 and 1993, which featured many Bogotá cob 2 escudos, more Mexico and Potosí silver cobs, and several important artifacts. The most recent big sale of Maravillas finds, presumably from one of the many salvage efforts from the 1970s and 1980s, took place in California in 2005, again with a good quantity of Bogotá cob 2 escudos. The wreck area is still being searched today, but officially the Bahamian government has not granted any leases on the site since the early 1990s. It is possible the bulk of the treasure is still to be found.

Consolación (“Isla de Muerto shipwreck”), sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

When salvage first began on this wreck in 1997, it was initially believed to be the Santa Cruz and later called El Salvador y San José, sunk in August of 1680; however, research by Robert Marx after the main find in subsequent years confirmed its proper name and illuminated its fascinating history. Intended to be part of the Spanish “South Seas Fleet” of 1681, which left Lima’s port of Callao in April, the Consolación apparently was delayed and ended up traveling alone. At the Gulf of Guayaquil, off modern-day Ecuador, the Consolación encountered English pirates, led by Bartholomew Sharpe, who forced the Spanish galleon to sink on a reef off Santa Clara Island (later nicknamed “Isla de Muerto,” or Dead Man’s Island). Before the pirates could get to the ship, the crew set fire to her and tried to escape to the nearby island without success. Angered by their inability to seize the valuable cargo of the Consolación, Sharpe’s men killed the Spaniards and tried in vain to recover the treasure through the efforts of local fishermen. Spanish attempts after that were also fruitless, so the treasure of the Consolación sat undisturbed until our time. When vast amounts of silver coins were found in the area starting in the 1990s, by local entrepreneurs Roberto Aguirre and Carlos Saavedra (“ROBCAR”) and the government of Ecuador in 1997 under mutual agreement, the exact name and history of the wreck were unknown, and about 8,000 of the coins (all Potosí silver cobs) were subsequently sold at auction by Spink New York in December 2001 as simply “Treasures from the ‘Isla de Muerto.’” Most of the coins offered were of low quality and poorly preserved but came with individually numbered photo-certificates. Later, after the provenance had been properly researched and better conservation methods were used, a Florida syndicate arranged to have ongoing finds from this wreck permanently encapsulated in hard-plastic holders by the authentication and grading firm ANACS, with the wreck provenance clearly stated inside the “slab”; more recent offerings have bypassed this encapsulation. Ongoing salvage efforts have good reason to be hopeful, as the manifest of the Consolación stated the value of her registered cargo as 146,000 pesos in silver coins in addition to silver and gold ingots, plus an even higher sum in contraband, according to custom.

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

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

Unidentified wreck sunk ca. 1671 in Seville Harbor, Spain

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

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1681 Fleet (“Portobelo wreck”), sunk in 1681 off Portobelo, Panama

The 1681 “Tierra Firme” Fleet, commanded by Juan Antonio Vicentelo de Leca y Herrara, better known as the Marqués de Brenes, left Cádiz, Spain, on January 28, 1681, and reached Cartagena, Colombia, on April 2. From there a small armada of 12 ships was sent out to assess the danger of pirates in the area, as this was the age of Henry Morgan and other privateers on the Spanish Main. Bad weather also intervened, and it was not till November that the 1681 Fleet finally left Cartagena bound for Portobelo, Panama.  As the Fleet approached Portobelo, strong winds and hard rain prevented the pilots from recognizing the land until nighttime, by which time they had passed their destination and found themselves near dangerous reefs off the Islas Naranjos.  The Capitana (lead vessel), Santo Cristo de San Agustín y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, immediately anchored and signaled the rest of the fleet to anchor as well. It was too late for the merchant nao Boticaria, which struck a reef there at midnight on November 29, but gently enough that almost everyone on board was saved.  Rescue boats soon arrived. As the Boticaria stayed on the reef for three days before sinking, salvagers were able save almost everything. Meanwhile, news came in that another ship in the fleet, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, had wrecked on another reef near even farther along, off a point near a western entrance to the Chagres River known as Punta de Brujas (not to be confused with Brujas on the Pacific coast). Unlike the Boticaria, however, the 22-gun Soledad hit the reef with such force that 50 people died, including its owner, Captain Antonio de Lima. The rest of the 1681 Fleet finally reached Portobelo on December 3, still under adverse weather conditions. More casualties arose when the ship Chaperón found herself stranded at the mouth of the Chagres River and in danger of sinking due to lack of anchoring equipment and personnel. In the process of delivering assistance, a small ship known as a tartana was lost, and by the time the other rescue ships made it to the Chaperón they found that its crew had all escaped and only three boatloads of goods could be saved before the ship sank. After taking care of business in Portobelo, the ill-fated fleet returned to Cartagena on March 27, 1682, and on May 8 set sail for Havana, Cuba. That night yet another merchant ship, the Santa Teresa, captained by Don Manuel de Galarza, was lost, and several other vessels had to return to Cartagena. Then, while en route to Havana, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción y San Ignacio de Loyola hit a reef just past Cape San Antonio, Cuba, and was set afire after its cargo was salvaged. Reaching Havana on June 1, the ragtag 1681 Fleet finally made it back to Spain on September 2. The various lost ships of the 1681 Fleet have been salvaged off and on in modern times. While it would seem that the location of each wreck would indicate its identity, the fact is that most sources have not been well documented, and the wrecks of pirate ships with loot from the same fleet are possible as well.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

An English East Indiaman on her way to Surat on the west coast of India, the Joanna separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the southernmost tip of South Africa on June 8, 1682, sending 10 people to their death. Eventually 104 survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. The Joanna’s cargo consisted of 70 chests of silver coins, of which the salvage party reported having

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recovered only about 28,000 guilders’ worth. In 1982 the wreck was rediscovered by a group of South African divers led by Gavin Clackworthy, who brought up silver ingots (discs) and more than 23,000 silver cobs, most of them Mexican 4 and 8 reales of Charles II in generally low grade, but a few showing bold, formerly very rare dates 1679-1681. Over the past two decades, these cobs have entered the market from both private dealers and auctions, but always in relatively small quantities at a time. Almost all the coins are in very worn condition, usually thin and nearly featureless, but without the heavy encrustation and pitting that characterize Caribbean finds.

“Taj Mahal treasure,” sunk ca. 1702 off Sri Lanka

The story of the so-called “Taj Mahal treasure” is more about modern romance than historical events, for it was famously salvaged by the author Arthur C. Clarke in 1961-3, while he was living in Sri Lanka and scouting for film sites. Childhood polio had left Clarke wheelchair-bound, but he could dive, and that is just what he did when some boys told him and his associate Mike Wilson about the find on the Great Basses Reef. The adventure that ensued is well documented in Clarke’s 1964-5 books The Treasure of the Great Reef and Indian Ocean Treasure. Ten coin-clumps were recovered from this unidentified wreck, each coin a silver rupee dated AH1113 (1702 AD) from the time of Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the sixth and last great mogul emperor of India, and the son of Shah Jahan, who had built the Taj Mahal in mid-1600s. Two of the coin-clumps are permanently ensconced in museums—one in the Smithsonian and one in the Arthur C. Clarke archives (“Clarkives”) in Taunton, England. A third clump was recently featured on the TV show Pawn Stars. All the rest of the clumps were broken up and the coins have been marketed since 1992, when they were acquired by famous treasure hunter Carl Fismer, who then teamed up with video producer Robert Lewis Knecht to travel to Sri Lanka and record the story again from Clarke himself. Arthur C. Clarke died in 2008, but not before diving one more time with Fismer and Knecht.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

This Dutch East Indiaman was outbound when she tried to put into Saldanha Bay to alleviate rampant scurvy on board the ship. On April 3, 1702, she hit reefs on the southwest point of Jutten Island and within hours was smashed to pieces. Only 99 of the 200 people aboard the Merestein survived. On board the Merestein were several chests of silver coins for trade in the East Indies and for which immediate salvage plans were undertaken. But Jutten Island is no easy dive, and all attempts were abandoned until modern times. The wreck was rediscovered and salvaged in the early 1970s, yielding almost exclusively Dutch silver ducatoons from the 1600s. The number of coins found in the 1970s was around 15,000 and is believed to be nowhere near all of the treasure that was lost. Thousands more coins and artifacts were recovered by the salvage company Sealit in the 1990s.

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

The sinking of this ship and four others in a fleet of 21 returning from the Mediterranean was one of the worst British naval disasters of all time. The Association sank on October 22 under stormy conditions after what can only be described as guesswork navigation that led the ships straight onto the rocks of the Scilly Isles, where as


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

Salvage commenced soon afterward and lasted for several years. Nearly half of the vast treasure (at least the registered part) was recovered and kept in a nearby storehouse. In 1716, a flotilla of British freebooters under Henry Jennings raided the storehouse and carried off some 350,000 pesos of the treasure to Jamaica. The Spaniards, however, resumed operations until they could salvage no more and quit in 1719. The rest of the treasure remained on the ocean floor until our time. Modern salvage on the 1715 Fleet began in the late 1950s, when local resident Kip Wagner found a piece of eight on the beach after a hurricane and decided to pursue the source. With the help of a 1774 chart and an army-surplus metal detector, he located the original Spanish salvage camp and unearthed coins and artifacts. Then, using a rented airplane to spot the underwater wrecksite from the air and check the location again by boat, Kip found the source of the coins and soon formed a team of divers and associates backed by a salvage permit from the State of Florida. All of this took place over a period of years before it evolved into the Real Eight Company, whose ranks later included such luminaries as Robert Marx and the flamboyant Mel Fisher. The Fisher family still sub-leases the sites to hopeful salvagers today. The vast treasures yielded by the 1715 Fleet in our time fall into nearly every category, from coins to jewelry, precious stones to cannons, religious artifacts to Chinese porcelains. The 1715 Fleet remains the world’s largest source for New World gold cobs, while the silver cobs recovered number in the hundreds of thousands. Promotions of the coins by Real Eight and others have spanned the decades, in addition to significant auctions by Henry Christensen (1964); Parke-Bernet Galleries (1967) and Sotheby Parke Bernet (1973); the Schulman Coin and Mint (1972 and 1974); Bowers and Ruddy Galleries (1977); and even the U.S. Customs Service (2003). Despite a wealth of publications pertaining to the 1715 Fleet with names of the ships and the known locations of some of the wrecks, there is no universal agreement as to the identity of the vessel at each wrecksite. In many cases, in fact, it is possible that separate wrecksites represent different parts of the same ship. As a result, salvagers over the decades have resorted to nicknames for the sites based on landmarks, local individuals, and even features from the wrecks themselves, such as (from north to south): “Pines” (Sebastian), “Cabin” (Wabasso), “Cannon” (Wabasso), “Corrigans” (Vero Beach), “Rio Mar” (Vero Beach), “Sandy Point” (Vero Beach), “Wedge” (Fort Pierce), and “Colored Beach” (Fort Pierce). Regardless of the exact site of origin, a great majority of the coins and artifacts are sold simply as “1715 Fleet.”

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

The Feversham was on its way north with three other ships from New York to Quebec with provisions and cash to assist a British campaign against the French when all four ships sank on and around Scatarie Island off Cape Breton in a storm on October 7, 1711. About 100 people died in the disaster, while the remaining 49 survivors were able to bribe a passing French fisherman to take them to New York for 200 pounds. Apparently no one—British or French—was able to salvage anything from the wreck in its time. In 1968 the wrecksite of the Feversham was rediscovered by a group of divers led by famous Canadian salvager, Alex Storm, whose recoveries were sold privately to a “highly-reputable Canadian institution” in 1972. In the mid-1980s the Feversham was salvaged again by a new group of divers. The Feversham’s numismatic yield was small in comparison with Spanish galleon treasures, but quite important as a cross-section of coinage in circulation in New York at the time. Mostly it was Spanish American silver cobs and Massachusetts Bay Colony shillings, many of the former with rare, weightadjustment plugs to bring them up to standard. A small group of gold cobs—almost entirely Bogotá 2 escudos, virtually identical to those from the Spanish 1715 Fleet—was found in later salvage efforts. An abundance of auctions offered these coins from 1989 through 1999.

1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

The Spanish 1715-Fleet disaster was probably the greatest to befall any of the Spanish treasure fleets in terms of casualties and money, with reports of a loss of 14 million pesos (plus an equal or greater amount in contraband) and as many as 1,000 or more lives. It was a typical case of overloaded Spanish galleons foundering in a hurricane after delayed departure. In effect the 1715 Fleet was a combination of two fleets: the Nueva España (New Spain, i.e., Mexico) Fleet from Mexico and the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet from South America, some 12 or 13 ships in all. Encountering a hurricane on July 30, all the ships were driven shoreward and destroyed except for a lone vessel, the tag-along French ship Grifón, which sailed onward without incident. Hundreds of the crew and passengers lost their lives while other hundreds of survivors improvised a camp on shore to await aid from the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, to which a party was sent.

Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Flagship of the notorious pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah sank in a storm on April 26 with the loss of all hands (including Bellamy himself) except for two. Found in 1984 and subsequently salvaged by Barry Clifford, the Whydah is widely recognized as the first identifiable pirate ship ever to be salvaged. There is now a museum dedicated to the ship on Cape Cod that houses all the salvaged finds from the Whydah, but before that opened, various cobs (silver and gold) and other coins from the Whydah would enter the market via local dealers, who presumably got them from lucky beachcombers and from the families of people who obtained the coins long ago. Today it is nearly impossible to acquire a coin from the Whydah.

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The first and arguably most famous of the wrecks of the 1733 Fleet to be located in modern times was the capitana El Rubí, which was discovered in 1948 and salvaged principally in the 1950s by Art McKee, whose Sunken Treasure Museum on Plantation Key housed his finds for all to see. Unfortunately throughout the next several decades the wrecksites in the Keys became a virtual free-forall, with many disputes and confrontations, until the government created the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in 1990. The removal of artifacts from any of the sites is prohibited today. In contrast to the 1715 Fleet, and because of the extensive Spanish salvage in the 1730s, the finds by modern divers have been modest, especially in gold coins, of which there are far more fakes on the market than genuine specimens. Nevertheless, the 1733 Fleet has been a significant source for some of the rare Mexican milled “pillar dollars” of 1732-1733 as well as the transitional “klippe”-type coins of 1733.

“Ca Mau wreck,” sunk ca. 1723-35 off Ca Mau Island, Vietnam

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

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

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

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands

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

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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

1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

Much like the 1715-Fleet disaster, the 1733 Fleet was an entire Spanish convoy lost in a hurricane off Florida. However, due to the lesser severity of the 1733 hurricane, which struck the fleet on July 15, and the shallowness of the wrecksites in the Keys, there were many survivors, and four ships remained in good enough condition to be refloated and sent back to Havana. A highly successful salvage effort by the Spanish yielded even more than the 12 million pesos of precious cargo listed on the Fleet’s manifest (thanks to the usual contraband). The wrecks themselves are spread across 80 miles, from north of Key Largo down to south of Duck Key, and include the following galleons (note there is not universal agreement as to which wrecksite pertains to each galleon, and each name is a contemporaneous abbreviation or nickname): El Pópulo, El Infante, San José, El Rubí (the capitana), Chávez, Herrera, Tres Puentes, San Pedro, El Terri (also spelled Lerri or Herri), San Francisco, El Gallo Indiano (the almiranta), Las Angustias, El Sueco de Arizón, San Fernando, and San Ignacio. This last ship, San Ignacio, is believed to be the source of many silver coins (and even some gold coins) found in a reef area off Deer Key known as “Coffins Patch,” the south-westernmost of all the 1733-Fleet wrecksites. In addition, many other related sites are known, mostly the wrecks of tag-along ships that accompanied the fleet proper.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England

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


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

various auctions and private offerings ever since. A great majority of the coins from this wreck are Mexican pillar dollars in excellent condition, but there were also a few hundred New World silver cobs, including Guatemala cobs, which are rarely seen from shipwrecks.

Nuestra Señora de la Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Geldermalsen was a Dutch East India Company ship returning to Amsterdam with a cargo of over 160,000 porcelains and 145 gold ingots (in addition to tea and textiles) when she hit a reef and sank on January 3, 1752. In 1985 the wreck was found by Michael Hatcher, and the salvaged material was sold at auction by Christie’s Amsterdam in 1986 as the famous “Nanking Cargo.”

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique

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

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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

Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada

In an expedition against the French fortress at Louisbourg, the Tilbury was one of four ships (in a fleet of twenty) that were carrying a total of 34 chests of silver coins when the fleet encountered a hurricane off the southeast coast of Cape Breton. The Tilbury and

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one of the non-coin-bearing ships, the smaller sloop Ferret, sank in the middle of the night on September 25, 1757. Two hundred eighty of the 400 men on board the Tilbury survived to become French prisoners; the other ship and its crew were lost without a trace. Famous diver and author Alex Storm (with Adrian Richards) located the bow section of the Tilbury in 1969 on a stretch of coastline known, appropriately enough, as “Tilbury Rocks,” where until the 1980s there was even a cannon from the wreck lying on shore for all to see. In 1986 divers Pierre LeClerc and Gilles Brisebois found what is believed to be the midsection of the ship farther offshore, and these divers recovered several hundred coins, many of which were auctioned in 1989. Most of the coins were silver pillar dollars, but there were also several silver cobs and even at least one gold cob among the finds. The missing stern section of the ship, where the bulk of the treasure was stored, is still to be found.

Halsewell, sunk in 1786 off Dorset, England

A British East Indiaman outbound to India, the Halsewell hit bad weather in the English Channel and was blown onto the cliffs on the Dorset coast. She was battered to pieces as minority survivors scrambled into caves and up the cliffs. Local dive teams have salvaged coins and small artifacts from the Halsewell in recent years, but not in any significant quantities.

Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

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

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa

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

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

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Lady Burgess, sunk in 1806 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

An outbound British East Indiaman with a cargo of general merchandise, the Lady Burgess found herself separated from her fleet and hit a reef in the Cape Verde Islands on April 20, 1806. In the ensuing chaos, 52 of the 180 people on board the ship perished. Inasmuch as she was not a treasure ship, the Lady Burgess was not salvaged in her own time and was therefore untouched when the salvage company Arqueonautas located her remains in 1999 and recovered a modicum of Spanish silver bust-type 8 reales and British gold guineas that had been among private specie on board the ship.

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HMS Athenienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily

“Fort Capron treasure” (Gordy-Ashley gold), sunk in 1857 off Ft. Pierce, Florida

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

See article by John Kleeberg in our Auction #9.

S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 in deep water off Savannah, Georgia

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

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 off the southeast coast of England

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

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

“1810 wreck,” sunk off Ft. Pierce, Florida

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

A hurricane in 1810 sank several ships along the east coast of Florida, particularly in the vicinity of Ft. Pierce. Several ship names have been proposed for the site in question here including a Roberts, not to be confused with a ship of similar name (without the s) sunk off Vero Beach 11 years later.

S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 off New Orleans

The S.S. New York was a side-wheel steamer on a weekly shuttle from Galveston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, when on September 7, 1846, she found herself in the midst of a hurricane and was unable to stay afloat and sank with 17 souls, the remaining 36 on board being rescued by the S.S. Galveston. According to reports, some $30,000-$40,000 worth of US gold and silver coins and banknotes were lost in the wreck, many of the US coins being early products of the southern branch mints of Charlotte (NC), Dahlonega (GA) and New Orleans (LA). At the time, however, reports of the war against Mexico over Texas statehood took precedence, and the wreck of the New York was all but forgotten. In the 1990s, however, an astute oil field worker was able to find the shipwreck based on fishermen’s reports of a known “snag” in a certain area of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2007 the wreck was salvaged in a full-scale operation that yielded thousands of gold and silver coins in excellent condition. Many of the finds were first offered at auction by Stack’s in 2008.

S.S. Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off the Isle of Wight, England The Camberwell was one of many cargo ships to ply the England-to-India route during World War I and end up on the bottom of the ocean. The vessel sank on May 18, 1917 off the Isle of Wight after striking a German mine, with a loss of seven sailors. The ship’s India-bound cargo consisted of wine, champagne, perfume, pre-paid postcards and unsigned 10-rupees banknotes. Surprisingly, the paper postcards and banknotes survived water immersion and were recovered by salvage diver Martin Woodward. Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts On the night of July 25, 1956, the New York-bound Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm, a Swedish American Line passenger liner, while travelling through heavy fog. The Stockholm’s bow penetrated the Andrea Doria’s starboard side, leaving a gaping hole in the Andrea Doria yet allowing the Stockholm to remain afloat. Safety measures kept the Andrea Doria from sinking for eleven hours, long enough for the survivors to evacuate. Altogether 46 people aboard the Andrea Doria and six crewmembers aboard the Stockholm were killed. The wreck was well documented with divers visiting it only a day after sinking. In 1981, a salvage group led by department store heir Peter Gimbel recovered the first-class bank safe and opened it in 1984. American silver certificates and Italian lira were found inside, then conserved and encapsulated by PCGS Currency. Numerous artifacts including china and silverware have also been recovered and appear on the market frequently.

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

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

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Mexico City, Mexico

Gold Cobs

1. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, Philip V, (1711-13)J, 4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1714)J, “GRAT” NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-

shield and crown and oXMJ, full but slightly off-center cross, nice luster all over. NGC #3638219-001. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

variety, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 27.00 grams. Very sharply detailed (and nearly full) shield and cross, full oMJ and bold denomination (with clear V/II diagnostic for the “GRAT” die), UNC details but with marks around edge as ex-jewelry. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (17)14J, Royal obverse die, encapsulated NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet. S-M30;

5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS

57.1; CT-106. 26.9 grams. Choice and 100% full, bold and well-centered

KM-57.2 for type. 27 grams. Bold full 4 of date, also bold full cross, the crown and shield nearly full but off-center, full oMJ with ornament above indicating Royal die (not mentioned on label), stress-cracks around edge. NGC #3709486-007. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $8,500-up.

63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-108.

27.06 grams. Bold full date and oMJ, full cross and full but slightly off-

center shield but both with odd vertical weakness near center. NGC #4689302-001. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $7,500-$11,000.

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, NGC MS 61, 3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, date on reverse ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.9

(“GRAT” variety), NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 27.2 grams. Choice full date above

full but partially flat cross, full but centrally flat obverse details as well, choice full crown, nicely lustrous all over. NGC #277693-004. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

grams. Full date and oMJ and shield (all slightly doubled), full cross, one weak area (both sides) near edge, muted luster. NGC #2779301013. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1715)J, ex-1715

Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.89 grams. Very bold and choice full

shield and cross, full but slightly doubled oMJ, UNC details with traces of light encrustation, tiny dig in edge and minor pockmarks in flat peripheries. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

10. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, NGC MS 65,

ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label), ex-Dr. Frank Sedwick.

S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.71 grams. Finest specimen known, in our estimation, with very choice full date, oMJ, shield and cross, and with luster and sharp details all over (more like MS 66 or even 67 to our eyes), tiny spot of encrustation in crevices of crown. NGC #4688835001. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #9. Estimate: $5,000-up.

8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1713J, NGC AU 58, 11. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (1714)J, NGC MS

ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-55.1; CT-233. 13.6

65, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350.

grams. Very bold full date and oXMJ due to off-center strike, nearly

full cross, flat peripheries as usual. NGC #3501180-001. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

6.78 grams. Interesting comparison with previous lot, as this one is the

same grade on the label (with similar pretensions to a higher grade) but really a different animal without a visible date, the oMJ and shield and cross full and crisp, with muted luster and light toning throughout. NGC #4689302-002. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

9. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, (1714)J, ex-1715

Fleet. S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-234. 13.41 grams. Sharp and choice UNC details all over (full shield and cross, oMJ and IIII) but clearly ex-jewelry as with scuffs and small void in edge where a loop was removed. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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12. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1711J, NGC AU 58, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-51.1; CT-506. 3.46 grams. Good full shield and cross, bold oXMJ and full date (rare thus),

nicely red-toned all over. NGC #4465633-005. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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16. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 62, ex1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.97 grams. Bold full cross and pillars, both very slightly off-center, with clear (and interesting) D/G overpunch below cross, no doubling, slightly matte appearance due to light sheen of surface encrustation. NGC #4667807-001. From the 1715 Fleet, with Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) photo-certificate #H 88254-7. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

13. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1713J, mintmark

oM, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30;

KM-51.2 for type. 3.37 grams. Prior to the sea change in style in 1714, the mintmark on Mexican gold was universally oXM with the exception of some oM 1 escudos of the style of 1711-13, and almost all the known examples with visible dates have been 1712. This 1713-dated example is therefore quite rare. The date is clear, the mintmark and shield are bold and full and the cross nearly so, with dark red toning all over. NGC #4689302-003. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

17. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L28;

Full and well-centered pillars and cross, no doubling, nice AU for grade with hint of luster, traces of rubs on edge. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio auction of August 2013, with original lot-tag #13029. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.93 grams.

14. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 171(4)J, NGC MS

64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510.

3.41 grams. In the NGC census this coin is tied with three others for

finest known, but there are also two 65’s in separate categories with visible dates. On this coin the 171 of the date and the oMJ are full and bold on the off-center obverse; the cross is full and better centered. Luster and light red toning prevail throughout. NGC #4689302-004. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

18. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.87 grams. Bold

full crown and pillars (well centered) and cross-lions-castles, with much legend on both sides including second date and king’s name and ordinal V, muted luster and tinge of orange color. NGC #4687147-001. From the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick photo-certificate from 1998. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

Lima, Peru

15. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, from the 1715 Fleet. Choice strike, well centered, with bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles on a 100% round flan, clearly UNC (>62) but with a couple very minor rubs on edge as from being previously mounted. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.92 grams.

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19. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1722M, NGC MS 61, finest

known in NGC census. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-35. 26.88 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles and bold full pillars (slightly off-center) with toning around details, full crown and clear second date in legend, broad flan. NGC #4688928-003. Estimate: $7,000-$1,000.


20. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1724M. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-38.

26.80 grams. Good full cross, bold but slightly doubled and slightly off-center pillars, AU with hint of toning all over. Estimate: $5,000$7,500.

24. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, PCGS MS62, ex-1715

Fleet, finest and only specimen in PCGS and NGC censuses.

S-L25a; KM-36; CT-302. 6.72 grams. Sharply detailed full pillars-and-waves

and cross (the latter slightly off-center) with light sheen of reddish encrustation all over, much bold legend, not considered a rare date but notable as missing entirely in the NGC census and this the only example at PCGS. PCGS #34908928. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

21. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1733N. S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-48. 26.67 grams. Bold full pillars and cross-lions-castles but with marks

and filing on edge and polished as ex-jewelry, XF details. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

25. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1707/5H, rare. S-L25a; KM-unl (35

for type). 3.35 grams. Broad, thin flan with full details all over enhanced by black patina, well-centered AU-, this overdate die generally attributed to 7/5 (as 1706 was not made) but looks more like 7/2 on this example. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Cuzco, Peru 22. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1734N. S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-49.

26.74 grams. Bold full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, second date in legend, lightly polished AU- with marks on edge as ex-jewelry. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

23. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R, NGC AU 55, ex-Luz

(1752). S-L31; KM-47; CT-17. 27.0 grams. Two dates (clear 750 below cross), full pillars and cross, high points weak but surfaces nicely toned, tiny bits of whitish encrustation around L and P, final date of Lima gold cobs. NGC #2720293-004. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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26. Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, error-variety with

RX in legend, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-CZ1; KM-28; CT-122. 6.63 grams. Very broad flan (“Lima cut�) with nearly full legends (making the error clear), choice full cross and full but slightly doubled pillars-and-waves, very light surface encrustation all over, tied for second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4690080-001. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.


Bogotá, Colombia

29. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A below mintmark NR to left (NRA), NGC MS 63, ex-“Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Restrepo-M50.13; S-B20; KM-4.1. 6.73 grams. Choice full shield and cross-and-tressure (the latter slightly doubled), full NRA and denomination, no legend but well centered. NGC #4484007-001. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

30. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A below mintmark NR to left (NRA), ex-“Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Restrepo-M50.13; S-B20; KM-4.1. 6.75 grams. Choice full cross-and-

27. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 4 escudos, 1753S, very rare,

PCGS XF45, ex-Eldorado. 13.47 grams. Full

Restrepo-M96.9; S-B27a; KM-27; CT-123.

cross-and-tressure with all legend on that side visible (including date), full but oversized shield with NO legend on that side but clear F mintmark above assayer S to left, orange and white encrustation throughout as from unspecified salvage. PCGS #84977686. Pedigreed to the Eldorado Collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11002). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

tressure, bold NRA to left of nearly full (slightly off-center) shield and crown, Mint State. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

31. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1643(?)R, rare. Restrepo-

M50.23; S-B20; KM-4.1. 6.67 grams. Choice full shield with NR to right, weak but certain II-R to left, full but doubled cross with bold 164 and bottom stem of final digit of date (looks like a 1, but assayer R did not begin till 1642), XF+ with dark sediment in crevices for good contrast. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

28. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1633, assayer A below

mintmark NR to left, NGC MS 63, ex-“Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636, designated on label), Restrepo Plate Coin (designated on label), ex-Santa Fe collection, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-M50.11 (this coin); S-B20; KM-4.1; CT-153. 6.71 grams. This coin

has so much going for it: struck on an exceptionally broad flan with full inner details (the cross double-struck) and much legend including full date, full NRA and denomination II, contrasting encrustation, and heavily pedigreed to a wreck, a reference and a collection, plus tops in the NGC census--wow! NGC #4690080-002. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636) and pedigreed to the Santa Fe collection (our auction #11, lot #22), also plated in Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (page 85). Estimate: $3,000-up.

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32. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1647R, rare. Restrepo-

Choice full cross with clear bottom half of date, nice full shield with fairly clear NR to left and II-R to right, nearly full crown, AU with luster. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-169. 6.60 grams.


33. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1660R, rare, ex-Lasser collection. Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-180. 6.60 grams. Full but

35. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)679(G or P), very

rare. Restrepo-M66; S-B22a; KM-14.1; CT-147. 6.61 grams. Clear bottoms of digits of date (confirmed by style), nice full shield and good bold cross with dark sediment around details, AU-. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

partially flat cross-and-tressure with bold full date among the ample legend, choice full crown above full shield (same flatness as other side) with NR to left and II-R to right, technically AU despite the uneven strike. Pedigreed to the Santa Fe Collection (our Auction #10, lot #34). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

36. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 16(9?), no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66; S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.77 grams. Smallflan UNC with nice full shield, off-center and doubled cross, lustrous all over but with minor marks near edge. From the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #1103. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

34. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (166)4(R), mintmark 37. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer RN to left (unique). Restrepo-unl; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.66 grams. Bold cross

(nearly full) with clear 4 of date at top, full but very crude shield with clear RN mintmark to left (unique and unlisted thus), technically high grade (lustrous UNC). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

not visible. Restrepo-M66; KM-14.2. 6.78 grams. Nicely detailed full shield with bold denomination II and C of king’s name in legend, full but partially flat cross, AU- with toning around details. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

38. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1734/3(M). Restrepo-

M80.12; S-B26; KM-17.2 for type. 6.69 grams. Full and bold date (rare thus), choice full cross, good full shield with bold king’s ordinal V, XF with contrasting toning in crevices. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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42. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible. Restrepo-M80; KM-17.2. 6.69 grams. Choice full shield and cross

(the latter slightly off-center) with nicely contrasting toning on fields, bold XF+, style of 1740s. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

39. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (17)41(M), retrograde 4, ex-Caballero, ex-Santa Fe. Restrepo-M80.12; S-B26; KM-17.2; CT-397.

6.67 grams. Full 41 of date with retrograde 4, cute little cross (full), full

but off-center shield, XF with deep toning on fields, spots of encrustation. Pedigreed to the Santa Fe Collection (our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #80) and the Caballero collection. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

43. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1747(S), rare. RestrepoM94.2; S-B27a; KM-25; CT-401 (under Philip V). 6.65 grams. Small, thick flan

with nearly full date, full cross and shield, lustrous AU. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

44. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer not visible. Restrepo-M94; KM-25. 6.68 grams. Perfectly round flan with

40. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1742(M). Restrepo-M80.12;

choice full cross, full but slightly doubled shield, style of assayer S, ca. 1750, XF+. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

S-B26; KM-17.2; CT-398. 6.75 grams. Full date (rare thus), technically full cross and shield but crudely struck all over, XF+ with slight reddish toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

45. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, Charles II, no assayer (Arce), upper half of shield transposed (rare). Restrepo-M64.12;

Nearly full cross (cute) and bold upper half of shield with dark toning in crevices (good contrast), XF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

S-B24; KM-13. 3.14 grams.

41. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not

visible.

Restrepo-M80; KM-17.2. 6.75 grams. Technically full cross and shield but rather crude flan and strike, AU-, style of 1730s-40s. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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49. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer Gothic D to right, mintmark S to left. CT-56. 3.42 grams. AU- with choice full shield, full but slightly doubled cross, much legend, toned in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

46. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), PCGS AU58, ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M78.4;

S-B24; KM-22. 3.33 grams. Choice full cross and nearly full shield, muted luster all over. PCGS #34422560. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

50. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer Gothic D to left, mintmark S to right. CT-55. 3.27 grams. Full but cen-

trally flat shield and cross, much legend including full IOANA, AU-. Estimate: $500-$750.

Philip II

47. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M78.4; S-B24; KM-22. 3.36

grams. Small, thick, sharply cut flan with choice full cross, nearly full

51. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

Seville, Spain

mintmark-assayer and denomination, light sediment in crevices. NGC #4494787-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

D with open right side below mintmark S to left, NGC MS 62. CT-11. 13.51 grams. Nice full cross and shield, full and bold

shield, Mint State with muted luster. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Charles-Joanna

48. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to left,

52. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

mintmark S to right. CT-58. 2.82 grams. Lustrous AU in light yellow

gold with full shield and cross and much legend, slightly wavy flan, very light shaving on edge. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

D below mintmark S to left. CT-11. 13.42 grams. Very broad flan with full legends and bold full inner details, AU- with hint of luster and light toning around details. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

53. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left. CT-60. 6.70 grams. Choice full shield and

cross, much crown and legend, toning in crevices, nice AU. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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54. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer not visible. 6.72 grams. Broad-flan UNC with choice full cross and shield, bold denomination, much luster all over. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

59. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, 1590 date to right, assayer

Gothic D below mintmark S to left. CT-115. 3.36 grams. AU with

55. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer not visible.

choice full shield, full but cruder cross (struck from rusty die), bold mintmark-assayer and 159 of date. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

6.55 grams. Full cross and nearly full shield, bold denomination (verti-

cal), lustrous AU with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

60. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer B below mintmark to left. CT-113. 3.36 grams. Good full cross and shield, most

of king’s name, XF with sharply cut edges. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

56. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer not visible.

6.71 grams. Choice full shield and bold obverse legend (full king’s ordinal II and DEI GRATIA), full but weaker and very double-struck cross, XF+ with contrasting toning around details. Estimate: $600-$900.

61. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer B below mintmark to left. CT-113. 3.40 grams. Bold mintmark, nearly full but partially flat shield and cross, XF. Estimate: $500-$750.

57. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer B below mintmark to left, (O)MNIV(M) in legend.

CT-63. 6.76 grams.

Philip III

Bold S-B inside the bold (O)MNIV(M), good cross (slightly off-center) but peripherally flat, lots of red toning on fields, XF+. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

62. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1613V. CT-43; KM-20. 6.70 grams.

58. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

Full shield and cross-and-tressure (some central weakness), broad flan with some legend including bold full 16 and tiny bit of 13 of date, nice XF overall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

to right, mintmark S to left. CT-110. 3.37 grams. AU with nice full shield, full but slightly weaker cross, toning around details. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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63. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 1615/4(?), assayer not 68. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type visible. CT-45 (for non-overdate); KM-unl (Type 20). 6.69 grams. Great full crown and shield, off-center cross, nearly full date (overdate not 100% certain), XF with toning around details. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Bold S-B to left of full shield, full but cruder cross, red-toned AXF with spot of dark encrustation near edge on shield side and series of pockmarks on cross side. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

19; KM-20. 6.49 grams.

64. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, (161)5V. CT-45; KM-unl (Type 69. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible, NGC MS 61. KM-20. 6.72 grams. Lustrous but crudely struck, the cross and shield nearly full but peripheries flat. NGC #4494591014. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

20). 6.76 grams. Bold full 5 of date, bold full S-V, nice full shield, full but weaker cross, AU- with toning around details. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

65. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, 161(?), assayer not visible.

KM-20. 6.66 grams. Small, thick flan with nice full cross and shield, evenly

struck XF+ with muted luster. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

70. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.71 grams. Bold full cross and shield but struck from rusty dies, flat peripheries, atypically non-round shape. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

66. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type

71. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not vis-

19; KM-20. 6.63 grams. Broad flan with bold full S-B and king’s ordinal

III, full cross-and-tressure as well, XF+ with dark toning around details. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

ible. KM-20. 6.67 grams. VF with most of shield and crown and cross enhanced by dark toning in crevices, flatness in peripheries. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

67. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type

72. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not vis-

Nice full shield and cross, weak S-B, AU with flat peripheries. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

19; KM-20. 6.73 grams.

ible. KM-20. 6.70 grams. Small-flan VF with most of cross and shield, light toning in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

73. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible. KM-20. 6.74 grams. Small-flan VF with most of cross and shield, light toning in crevices. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Charles II 74. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer G. CT-Type Bold full shield and S-G, good full cross, XF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

29; KM-48.1. 3.42 grams.

Philip III or IV

80. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, 1699M, rare. CT-unl (Type 55); KM-unl (Type 214). 3.35 grams. Crude flan and uneven strike (incomplete shield and cross) but with bold full assayer M (vertical) to right inside king’s name CARO(LVS), bottoms of digits of date visible, AU for actual wear. Estimate: $600-$900.

75. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III or IV, assayer

not visible. 2.46 grams. Tiny flan from old clipping, most of shield and cross (the latter off-center), nick in edge. Estimate: $350-$500.

Philip IV 81. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Charles II, assayer M, rare.

CT-Type 55; KM-214. 3.24 grams. Bold full assayer-mintmark S-M to left

of nearly full shield, good but off-center cross with possible final digit 8/7 of date in legend, XF with toned fields. Estimate: $600-$900.

Toledo, Spain

76. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible. KM-112. 27.10 grams. Choice full shield and cross with orange sediment in crevices and UNC grade as from unidentified salvage, crude edge as made, P of king’s name visible in legend. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

82. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, (15)96 date to right, assayer not visible (C) below mintmark oT to left. CT-95. 6.70 grams.

Good full shield and cross with deep red toning all over, bold 96 date

77. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not (vertical), some weak areas but overall XF+. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. visible. KM-107.2. 13.48 grams. Good full cross and shield with bold denomination IIII, VF+. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

78. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, assayer not visible.

Consign to our Live Floor Auction #24 November 2018

KM-68.

2.49 grams. Choice full cross and shield (the

latter slightly off-center), AU with light red toning around details, weight indicative of light old clipping. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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79. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, assayer not visible.

KM-

Bold and nearly full cross and shield with contrasting dark toning, sharply seven-sided flan, AXF. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 68. 3.40 grams.

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The Regulated Gold Coinage of North America and the West Indies in the Late 1700s By Daniel Frank Sedwick

When it comes to U.S. numismatics, there is almost no limit to the value of an important coin, especially if it is unique or nearly so. One of the most celebrated U.S. numismatic rarities is the famous Brasher doubloon, of which nine are known to exist in two different designs.1 Because they are technically the first gold coins struck in the United States, these famous Brasher doubloons have sold publicly in modern times for as much as over $7 million.2 Based on weight (408 grains), Brasher doubloons are considered to have an issue value of $15 each. There is one other $15 “doubloon” crafted in the U.S., a cast 1735 Lima cob 8 escudos by Baltimore goldsmith Standish Barry, whose SB mark appears twice on the only known specimen. To prevent clipping, this coin was made with an edge, like milled Spanish 8 escudos have. It is believed to have been made specifically for the West Indies trade in 1790. Well before Brasher and Barry made their doubloons, the weight standard to which these metalsmiths adhered was established in a practice known as “regulation,” following a decades-old tradition that became a formalized standard just as the United States was becoming an independent nation. It is this tradition and standard that we will examine in this article. Regulated Coinage: Concept and Context “In 1784 the entire coin of the land, except coppers, was the product of foreign mints.” (History of the People of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War, by John Bach McMaster [1897]) “Will you inquire how the goldsmiths put in their plugs?” (The Life of Timothy Pickering, by Octavius Pickering [1867])

Because of the West Indies trade and the fact that British coinage was scarce,3 the British colonies in North America had to base their commerce on foreign coinage. While the North American colonies made a variety of silver and copper coinage and tokens, gold coins all came from abroad. Since each type of gold coin followed its own weight standard, the individual colonies came up with various charts to convert these gold coins into British pounds at first, then later into U.S. dollars. The problem was that these coins were often clipped, shaved, or “sweated” (the practice of slinging them in a bag to wear off small amounts of gold that could be recovered by burning the bag), thereby making a conversion based on issued values almost useless. On top of that, many of the coins in circulation were counterfeit and fraudulent in fineness. It was impractical for merchants who dealt in these gold coins (as the general public rarely handled gold) to test and weigh each and every coin, so clearly something had to be done. The solution, for the moment at least, was “regulation.”

Table of values for coinage in the North American colonies published by Benjamin Franklin in 1751. 1 The two types of Brasher doubloons are: 1786 “Lima style” imitating a Lima 8 escudos of 1742 with Brasher’s EB mark in the center of the cross (two known); and 1787 “New York style” with unique motif of an eagle on one side and sun rising over mountains on the other (seven known), consisting of two sub-varieties with EB stamp either on the eagle’s left wing (six known) or its breast (one known). 2 In breaking news at the time of writing this article (March 2018), NGC announced that a 1787 Brasher doubloon in MS 63 had just traded hands for more than $5 million. 3 A British Act in 1704 had set a rate against silver that was too low, which served to drive silver out of circulation.

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Regulation was done by metalsmiths, who first assayed a given gold coin to check for proper fineness and then clipped it or plugged it (or both) until that coin met the standard weight decreed by his local authorities. The evidence of that metalsmith’s work came in the form of his known silversmith mark on the plug. In other words, the marks on the coins are identical the marks on pieces of worked silver (mostly tableware) crafted by these same artisans in their various workshops and sold to important people or institutions. Many of these silver pieces are still around today for comparison.

Table of values for coinage in North American colonies set by the New York Chamber of Commerce in 1770, with special notation at bottom of about 9-pennyweight half Joes, with a bonus of 3 pence per grain for heavier coins and a penalty of 4 pence per grain for lowerweight coins, “and all other Gold in like Manner.”

Determining what the standards were for each locale at a given time is a tricky business. Much expert numismatic labor has been spent researching and calculating these standards and then using those numbers to determine where and when a given coin was regulated. We believe that is somewhat misleading. For one thing, the careers of most silversmiths sometimes spanned multiple standards both in terms of dates and locations (as not every silversmith stayed in the same city for his whole career). Furthermore, just because a coin was regulated did not mean it did not suffer further clipping afterward. The only thing we can determine for sure is who did the regulation, and then only if we can find the mark among known silversmith marks. Suffice to say that the North American weight standards started in the mid-1700s at around 9 pennyweight (dwt) and 5 grains and gradually devolved to just 9 dwt for the most prevalent gold coin, the Portuguese (Brazilian) 6400s reis, known to colonists as a “half Joe,”4 whose statutory weight at issue was 14.34 grams, or approximately 9 dwt and 5 grains, with a fineness of 91.7%. Later standards in the West Indies for the same coins went down to as low as 7 dwt or less. Values fluctuated as well and were often (and confusingly) stated in either British pounds/shillings/pence, French livres or Spanish milled dollars (8 reales), depending on the area. The first instance we see of a conversion to dollars, in New York in 1770, gave a value of $8 to the half Joe, and this is the value that became the basis for gold coins in the early U.S. starting in 1776.5

4 Named for the Portuguese king represented on the coins, namely JOHANNES (João V) until 1750 and JOSEPHUS (José I) from 1750 to 1777, the “Joe” was the relatively uncommon 1 oz-sized 12,800 reis, making the highly common 6400 reis a “half Joe,” although even the smaller coin is sometimes called simply a “Joe.” 5 Later governmental acts and resolutions in the early U.S. phrased the standard as “89 cents per dwt” or “one dollar per 27 and two-fifths grains,” but mathematically these mean the same as $8 for 9 dwt.

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Table of coin weight standards and values for coinage in the United States set by the Continental Congress (written by Thomas Jefferson) in 1776, omitting half Joes but showing a dollar value of $16 for a full “Johannes” with standard weight of 18 dwt (also note standard weight of 17 dwt for “doubloons of 4 pistoles” but without dollar value).

That brings us back to the beloved doubloon that made Brasher numismatically famous. Like the 5-grain “fudge factor” given to the half Joe, Spanish colonial 8 escudos, or “doubloons,” were allowed to circulate at a lower-than-issue weight of 408 grains, or 17 dwt, which was about 2% below the statutory issue weight of all 8 escudos of the 1700s, whether cobs or milled. The famous Brasher and Barry doubloons, which were made in the U.S. from 1786 to 1790, are more or less all the same weight (17 dwt). To get a dollar value for these and the regulated doubloons, take 17 dwt (the allowed weight of a doubloon) and divide it by 9 dwt (the allowed weight for a half Joe) and multiply by $8 (value of a half Joe) to get a figure of $15.6 This was the value of a properly regulated doubloon in the early United States.7 Whether half Joes or doubloons, the regulated gold coins were an important part of the early economy of the U.S., for the U.S. Mint did not strike its own circulating gold coins until 1795. After 1795 there was no incentive to continue to circulate these stopgap creations in the U.S., hence most were either melted and re-coined at the new U.S. Mint in Philadelphia or sent to the West Indies, where they were inevitably clipped again and often further regulated but eventually melted there as well, making regulated pieces among the rarest items in U.S. numismatics today. It is interesting to note that the $15 doubloon was higher in value than any circulating coin actually struck in the U.S. prior to 1850 (after the California Gold Rush). Numismatists re-discovered U.S. regulated gold coins only fairly recently; future study should bring more attention and appreciation to these very rare coins and further connect the early U.S. with the coins of the Portuguese and Spanish colonies in the Americas.

6 The actual figure for a 17-dwt gold coin, if all finenesses were equal, would have been $15.11, but we can only assume that the North American authorities took into account a “secret” Spanish royal mandate in 1772 (that was not so secret after all) to reduce the fineness of their gold from 91.7% fine to 90.1% fine (hence a value of $14.84), and perhaps also the 1786 change to 87.5% as well (which would make $14.42), although we note no regulated doubloons are known with dates that late. Furthermore, Spanish American gold (which was notoriously inconsistent in issued weight) was statutorily overvalued at a 16:1 ratio with silver, while in Europe the standard was closer to 15:1, dropping to about 14:1 in the early 1800s. The North American standard of $15 for a doubloon was therefore simply more in line with European markets, and the fact that the finenesses of these coins fluctuated meant that private authorities like Bank of New York could set a rounded amount of $15 as a simple and convenient average, with adjustments for over- and underweight coins as stated in 1770. 7 According to contemporary sources like Franks (1786) and later references like McMaster (1883, who directly quotes the bank president, Alexander McDougal) and Domett (1884), among the gold coins received and paid at the Bank of New York were doubloons weighing 17 dwt for $15.

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For the advanced reader we have compiled and present here an updated list of known silversmith marks on regulated gold coins of North America and the West Indies, with the locations and dates attributed to each artisan. In terms of $15 doubloons, only two metalsmiths are known to have crafted their own pieces in the U.S.: Ephraim Brasher of New York (EB, 1786-87) and Standish Barry of Baltimore (SB, ca. 1790). Furthermore, only four metalsmiths so far are known to have regulated Spanish doubloons: Ephraim Brasher (EB, ca. 1784), John Burger of New York (script-JB, 1784-1805), Joseph Richardson of Philadelphia (IR, ca. 1776) and Joseph Edwards, Jr. of Boston (I•E, prior to 1783). Only the last-mentioned is known to have regulated a cob doubloon (lot #83 in our Auction #23, May 2018). Here are the gold regulator8 marks known to the author so far on regulated (mostly plugged9) gold coins10 compiled from recent sales and references, in alphabetical order by mark: Crowned A•R = Arnaud and Ruffy, Martinique, ca. 1798 D.V = Daniel Van Voorhis, New York, 1782-87 EB = Ephraim Brasher, New York, ca. 1784 F&G = Lewis Feuter and partner, New York (British occupation), prior to 1784 Script-GC with cayman = George Clinton, Jamaica, ca. 1770-80 GL = Gabriel Lewin (or Lewyn), Baltimore, ca. 1771 IB = John Bayly (or Bayley), Philadelphia, ca. 1793 IC = Joseph Carpenter (Norwich, 1747-1804) or John Coburn (Boston, 1725-1803) ID (or JD) = John David, Jr, Philadelphia, 1765-94 I•E = Joseph Edwards, Jr., Boston, prior to May 1783 I•LT = John Letelier (or Le Tellier), Philadelphia, ca. 1770-90 IR = Joseph Richardson, Jr., Philadelphia, ca. 1776 IS = Joseph Smith (unconfirmed), Boston, prior to 178911 Script-monogram-JB = John Burger (or Burgher), New York, 1784-1805 Script-J•B = James Barret, Norwich, ca. 1800 Script-JC = Joseph Callender (or Callendar), Boston, 1771-1821 LF = Lewis Feuter, New York (British occupation), prior to 1784 MM = Myer Myers, New York, ca. 1784 OH = Oliver Hastings (Hatfield [Massachusetts], date unknown) or Otis Howe (Boston, 1788-1825) (PS = Philip Syng, Philadelphia, prior to 1789, unknown so far on coins but stated in records) RH = Richard Humphreys (or Humphries), Philadelphia, ca. 1777 SS = Samuel Soumain (unconfirmed), New York or Annapolis, prior to 1765 TP = Thomas Pons, Boston, 1782-1811 TS = Thomas Shields, Philadelphia, ca. 1777 TU = Thomas Underhill, New York, 1775-1786 WH = William Hollingshead (Philadelphia, prior to 1785) or William Homes, Jr. (Boston, 1742-1825) or William Huertin (New York, prior to 1771) W.S = William Stephenson or William Sutton, Grenada, ca. 1798 W.T. = William Taylor, Philadelphia, ca. 1777 In addition, the following marks do not correspond to any known silversmith marks yet, and it is believed most are West Indies: AB below bird; script-B; monogram-CM, associated with Curaçao, ca. 1800; script-D; F.L; GH, associated with St. Vincent, ca. 1798; I•H; script-JR, associated with Grenada, ca. 1798; script-JW (or -IW), associated with Grenada, ca. 1798; LC; MC(?), associated with Tortola, ca. 1798; RC; script-RG; T•D; WARNER(?); WB; WG. 8 Many of these marks were attributed by Gordon to various West Indies islands, but by his own admission, it was an “intriguing minor mystery” that so many Brazilian “Joes” (actually half Joes) ended up in the islands when there was virtually no trade between them and Brazil. The North American colonies and early U.S., on the other hand, relied heavily on the West Indies trade, and Brazilian gold coins likely reached the British colonies through Portuguese trade. In the years since Gordon’s book, it has come to light that North American metalsmiths played a far bigger role in these gold coins than previously thought. Also note that this list does not include any marks specifically attributed to the place itself, like ED for Essequibo & Demerara or S for St. Vincent, for example. 9 Note that by “plugged” we mean coins with interior plugs (usually large), as opposed to edge plugs that could have been simple fillings for mounting holes. Also, it is not unusual to see West Indies coins with multiple central plugs, one inside another, or even gaping central holes where plugs were removed. Coins with unmarked plugs, as well as some coins with silversmith marks but no plugs, are omitted here for lack of proper available analysis. 10 In addition to the doubloons and half Joes, the types of gold coins known with regulation marks include French Louis d’ors, English guineas and other Portuguese (Brazilian) coins, as well as Spanish colonial “pistoles” (cob 2 escudos) and even “double pistoles” (cob 4 escudos). 11 For whatever reason, several IS coins are known with further plugging and stamping for the island of St. Vincent (1798).

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References: Borckardt, Mark (2005). Heritage auction of January 2005: Gold Rush collection. Carabini, Michael, and Adam Crum (2016). The Brasher Doubloon: America’s First Gold Coin. Domett, Henry Williams (1884). A History of the Bank of New York 1784-1884. Eckardt, Ken (2010). Dix Noonan Webb auction of September 2010: The Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins formed by the late Edwards Roehrs (Part I). Ensko, Stephen G.C. (1948). American Silversmiths and Their Marks. Franks, David (1786). New-York Directory. French, Hollis (1917). A List of Early American Silversmiths and Their Marks (https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/listofearlyameri00fren) Gordon, Ralph C. (1987). West Indies Countermarked Gold Coins. Graham, Jr., James (1936). Early American Silver Marks. Hamilton, Alexander (1791). Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Subject of a Mint. Kraljevich, John, et al. (2005). American Numismatic Rarities auction of April 2005: Eliasberg collection. Kraljevich, John (2010). Heritage auction of August 2010: Edward Roehrs collection. McMaster, John (1883). A History of the People of the United States, from the Revolution to the Civil War. Stacks’s (New York, 1980). The Yale University Brasher Doubloon.

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Gold

U.S. Coins, Medals and Paper Money

83. USA, regulated $15, Joseph Edwards plug and countermark (Boston, ca. 1780) on a Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1741V, extremely rare, NGC XF 40, ex-Brown (Chapman, 1911). Estimate: $100,000-up.

Unique Lima 8 Escudos Cob Regulated by Joseph Edwards, Jr. to $15 U.S. Standard This coin bears several distinctions: So far, it is the earliest known genuine host for a regulated doubloon (see accompanying article, “The Regulated Gold Coinage of North America and the West Indies in the Late 1700s”); it is the only known regulated coin with the mark of Joseph Edwards, Jr.; and it is the only known non-imitation cob to be regulated to the $15 standard. Its weight is 26.46 grams = 408.34 grains = 17 pennyweight (dwt), which closely matches a value of $15 that was in use at the time and famously standardized for the U.S. by the Bank of New York in 1784. A mint-fresh Lima cob 8 escudos typically weighs 27 grams (418 grains), so it is evident the present coin was lightly shaved (visible in two places on the edge) and then plugged to fine-tune the weight to meet the $15 standard. The cross is quite bold, albeit slightly off-center, and the pillars-and-waves are complete, with bold date and traces of a second date in the legend at 11 o’clock. Some elegant toning enhances the quadrants of the cross and the tic-tac-toe design of the pillars. The plug and countermark reside at the foot of the lower-left lion, seemingly a random placement but perhaps chosen so that minimal coin design was lost in the process. Seven specimens of regulated milled 8 escudos are publicly known, in addition to the far more famous imitative “doubloons” that were designed and struck by Brasher in 1786-7, which trade hands at the seven- or even eight-figure level (not to mention the currently unique “Standish Barry doubloon” of ca. 1790). The present coin, the only regulated cob 8 escudos known to date, has specific appeal to treasure- and cob-collecting U.S. numismatists.

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A Family of Distinguished Metalsmiths in Boston, Massachusetts Joseph Edwards, Jr. (1737-1783), whose regulation imprimatur graces this coin as a simple J•E countermark in rectangular indent pressed onto a weight-adjusting plug, was born into a family of distinguished Boston metalsmiths. His grandfather, John Edwards (1671-1746), was born in England but came to Boston in 1688 and was described in the Boston Evening Post of April 14, 1746 (six days after his death), as “John Edwards, goldsmith” and “a Gentleman of a very fair Character and well respected by all that knew him.” Two of John’s sons, Thomas and Samuel, continued in the metalsmith business, while their brother Joseph (father of Joseph Edwards, Jr.) became a military man and town officer and later a bookstore owner and printer and therefore was not part of the family legacy of metalsmithing. Joseph’s son, however, Joseph Edwards, Jr., apprenticed under one or both of his uncles to become a metalsmith in his own right, advertising his trade as early as 1758. In 1765 his shop sustained a significant burglary, according to a report in the March 21 Boston News Letter, which listed the stolen items, in addition to some tableware, as the following (spellings as per original): 34 pairs of wrought Silver Shoe Buckles, 20 pair of similar knee buckles, 6 pair of plain shoe buckles, 2 Silver Snuff Boxes, one with a Tortoise Shell Top, 9 Stock Buckles, 3 gold Necklaces, 5 gold Rings, several pair Stone Buttons, 3 pair brilliant Stone Earings, set in Gold, 5 pair gold cypher earings, several pair of silver cypher earings, several stone Rings; a Box of Gold Beads; 3 child’s Whistles; one pair of gold Buttons and 1 silver Pipe.

Edwards offered a $20 reward for the recovery of said items. This was not a trivial amount for the time, nor was the size of the loss, which demonstrates the advanced state of Edwards’ business. Further evidence that Joseph Edwards, Jr. was a significant silversmith is the fact that his mark is known on several important silver items that still exist today, namely a set of six military camp cups for Nathaniel Greene (George Washington’s second-in-command)1, a baptismal basin for North Church in Salem, Massachusetts, and a chalice for First Baptist Church in Boston. In addition, the Metropolitan Museum collection in New York City includes six silver tableware items made and marked by Edwards, attributed to the period of 1760s to early 1780s. In 2003, Sotheby’s (New York) sold a Joseph Edwards. Jr. silver teapot for $72,000. At what point he began regulating gold coins is unknown. By matching the I•E mark on this coin with the exact same mark for Joseph Edwards, Jr. on worked silver items, we can be sure it was he who regulated this coin and not his grandfather, John. Since Joseph Edwards, Jr. died no later than early May of 1783, apparently childless and unmarried,2 the present coin must have been regulated on or before that date and possibly even before the Revolution. 1 In fact, General Greene was given command of Boston after it was evacuated by the British in March 1776, so most likely he obtained the cups from Edwards shortly thereafter. 2 Joseph Edwards. Jr had a stepmother, Hepzibah, who married his father in 1763, and was a celebrated letter writer who documented the death of her stepson (“poor fellow is gone”) on May 14, 1783 with an implication that he had no wife or offspring to take care of her (see Dering Letters, Volume 2, 1776-1800, p. 84).

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It is important to note that, despite Joseph Edwards, Jr.’s fame as a silversmith, his mark on coins was unrecognized until now, and in fact is missing in the Ralph Gordon reference West Indies Countermarked Gold Coins (1987), which does list several coins with the marks of Ephraim Brasher (EB, the same mark that is seen on the coins he struck outright in 1786-87), Joseph Burger (script B) and Joseph Richardson (IR), among others now attributed to American metalsmiths (like F&G, I•LT, OH, TP, TS and TU). The I•E mark is also missing in the Edward Roehrs Collection (Heritage 2010, touted as “the largest offering of these historic coins… probably ever”).

Modern History of the Edwards-regulated Lima 8E 1741 As far as we know, the first appearance of this coin on the numismatic market was in a May 1911 auction (Lippincott, Son & Co., Philadelphia) cataloged by numismatist S.H. Chapman of the collection of Julius L. Brown (1848-1910), son of famous Georgia governor Joseph E. Brown (1857-1865)3 and older brother of Joseph M. Brown, who was also governor of Georgia (1909-11 and 1912-13) and executor of Julius’ estate.4 A former Confederate soldier and Harvard Law Graduate, Julius became a well-known attorney in Atlanta and a significant benefactor of Georgia Institute of Technology. This coin was lot 343 in the Chapman auction (with photo plate, as shown above), simply described as “Countermarked” and “408 grains,” and sold for a mere $19.5 After the 1911 auction, this coin has traveled from different collections, apparently undetected as a regulated gold piece until the last decade, when it came back to the U.S from Europe and was properly identified, graded and certified by NGC.

3 The elder Joseph Brown was a leading secessionist during the Civil War and at some time after the war he served as chief justice and senator for the state as well. 4 In fact, the younger Joseph Brown was in office as governor at the time of the auction of his brother’s collection. 5 Tantalizingly, a copy of the catalog available online and pictured here bears handwritten notes in the margin that appear to be of a major buyer, who in fact bought this coin and many other important U.S. coins in the same auction.

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Silver

Dollars

87. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC, line in eye, doubled CC (VAM 17). 26.72 grams. XF+ with light wear over

high points and faint luster, some orange toning around legends, visible VAM-17 details including a die scratch through the eye on Liberty and a high to the right CC mintmark with doubling. Estimate: $125-$200.

84. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC, die

gouges in wings (VAM 27), PCGS MS 65. Blast white with

bright luster, faint orange toning on edges, bold VAM-27 die diagnostics including a circular die crack on the reverse across the tops of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR as well as two parallel die gouges in the eagle’s left wing. PCGS #33700371. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

88. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, reverse

85. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC, tilted

right CC (VAM 9), PCGS MS 63. Light but defined, rose toned

stripes forming a large X on the obverse with significant luster, reverse is spectacular with minimal marks and frosty design elements with only a hint of rose toning near AMERICA, bold VAM-9 details (mid- to late-die state) consisting of the CC mintmark tilted to the right and down plus strong (visible with naked eye) die scratches around eagle’s tail and below wreath around ONE DOLLAR. PCGS #60152073. Estimate: $350-$500.

of 1879, doubled date (VAM 18), NGC MS 66. Mostly bright white and lustrous with a few spots of red-brown toning on the obverse, VAM-18 diagnostics including doubling in the date and polishing lines behind the upper hair curl. NGC #4562483-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

89. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, reverse of 1879, NGC MS 65. Especially smooth fields with minimal bagmarks, bright cartwheel luster and scattered orange / amber toning around the outer peripheries. NGC #4562481-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

86. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC, tilted right CC (VAM 9), PCGS MS 63. Struck using the same dies as the previous lots and thus with the same VAM-9 elements, gold and orange toning around rims and across the high points of the design. PCGS #14625010. Estimate: $350-$500.

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90. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, reverse

of 1879, NGC MS 64. Lustrous with russet toning around obverse

rims, reverse with desirable circular rainbow toning with center remaining blast white. NGC #4562479-005. Estimate: $80-$120.

93. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1882-CC, doubled

882 in date (VAM 5), ex-GSA sale. Choice UNC with lustrous,

smooth fields and frosty design details, faint orange toning on high points of Liberty and eagle with bright gold tones on the reverse, clear doubling of the 882 in the date (VAM 5). Pedigreed to the GSA sale of Carson City Morgan dollars and housed in original plastic case. Estimate: $175-$250.

91. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, reverse

of 1879, NGC MS 63. Mottled colorful toning on obverse, more circular and lighter toning on the reverse with overall bright luster. NGC #4562476-006. Estimate: $80-$120.

94. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1882, NGC MS 63. Two contrasting toning patterns: a dark, ebony toned obverse with hues of purple, red, and orange within while the reverse features light rainbow colors in a circular pattern, seen especially around AMERICA and DOLLAR where the colors change three to four times within the same letter. NGC #3405874-077. Estimate: $70-$100.

92. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S, reverse of 1879, S/S mintmark (VAM 11), NGC MS 63. Blended colorful

toning and luster throughout, clear doubled mintmark and die polish lines in hair (VAM 11). NGC #4562476-005. Estimate: $80-$120.

95. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1883-CC. XF with minor marks, overall grey color with some faint toning, luster remaining in low points. Estimate: $100-$150.

96. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1883-O, NGC MS 63. Flashy with red and orange toning around the rims on the obverse, mostly blast white reverse with hint of orange tone. NGC #3405874-125. Estimate: $80-$120.

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97. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1884-CC, far date, doubled CC (VAM 5), NGC MS 63. Blast white with

satin surfaces, strong planchet adjustment lines across Liberty (typical for 1884-dated Carson City Morgans), clearly doubled CC mintmark. NGC #3558051-083. Estimate: $150-$225.

100. Lot of two USA (Philadelphia mint), $1, NGC “Binion collection”: Morgan, 1898 and Peace, 1922. The story of the Binion

98. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1887, NGC

MS 65. Outer edges with red / orange toning and centers blast white with cartwheel luster, strong die clash evidence on reverse. NGC #3799612-011. Estimate: $150-$225.

99. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Morgan, 1889, NGC

MS 64. Obverse with dark toning consisting of purple, blue and red while the reverse is entirely opposite with blast white center and orange peripheries. NGC #3076729-036. Estimate: $80-$120.

collection is the stereotypical Las Vegas rise-and-fall tale, one consisting of sex, drugs, money, and murder. Ted Binion was the youngest son of Benny Binion, a famous gambler and racketeer who operated out of Dallas, Texas, before moving to Las Vegas in 1946. In 1951, Benny purchased two clubs, the El Dorado and the Apache, and reopened them as Binion’s Horseshoe Casino. In 1964, Benny Binion received full control of the casino but, as a convicted criminal, was unable to hold a gambling license. He turned over the casino to his sons, Jack and Ted. Ted Binion, ever-gregarious, enjoyed being the face of the casino and consorting with the high-rollers. However, he also got involved in drugs and began a relationship with a stripper, Sandy Murphy. In March of 1998, the Nevada Gaming Commission revoked Ted’s gaming license and the casino cut ties with him. However, Ted had a vault in the casino filled with his silver collection. Forced to remove the collection, he made a deal with his associate, Rick Tabish, to bury the silver in an underground vault in the Nevada desert. Only Ted Binion knew the code to access the vault, which contained silver bullion, casino chips, bank notes, and over 100,000 coins, many of which were Morgan dollars. On September 17, 1998, Binion had his lawyer remove Murphy from his will and suggested he might die that night. The next day, Binion was found dead in his home of a suspicious drug overdose. Two days later, Tabish was arrested while digging up Binion’s vault. Investigators later found out that Tabish and Murphy were in a relationship and that Tabish had received the vault code from her. Both Murphy and Tabish were tried in 1999 and convicted of murder and burglary. Due to legal technicalities, a new trial was granted to them in 2004 where they were acquitted of murder but guilty of burglary and grand larceny. Murphy was released for time served; Tabish left prison in 2010. Binion’s treasure, managed by his sister, was eventually sold to a promotional company with many coins ending up in NGC slabs. Both coins in this lot are AU with bagmarks but still lustrous. NGC# 137387-058, 145399-076. Pedigreed to the Ted Binion collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

101. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1899-O, NGC MS

65. Satiny surfaces with minimal bagmarks, weak central strike (typical for the New Orleans Mint), streaks of orange toning across obverse while the reverse displays some bold, colorful toning hints around the rims. NGC #4562481-007. Estimate: $100-$150.

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102. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1901-O, NGC MS 64. Toned to an Idaho potato brown color though somewhat

103. USA (Denver mint), $1 Morgan, 1921-D, NGC MS 65.

Nice, smooth surfaces with somewhat frosted devices, patch of colorful toning between 10 and 12 o’clock on obverse and minor hints around peripheries. NGC #3024725-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

scattered on the reverse, lustrous and detailed with very minimal bagmarks. NGC #3450817-099. Estimate: $70-$100.

104. Lot of two USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Peace, 1922, Prestige Set #42 of 970, ex-Binion: NGC MS 64 and 63. Both

lustrous and untoned with some bagmarks. See the write-up on lot 100 to learn about the dramatic history of the Binion collection. NGC #181299-042 and 180926-042. Pedigreed to the Ted Binion collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

105. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Peace, 1925, NGC MS

65. Well-struck dollar with a few small bagmarks, light orange toning on obverse and untoned reverse. NGC #4562481-013. Estimate: $80-$120.

Smaller denominations

106. USA (Denver mint), copper-nickel “Buffalo” nickel, 107. USA (Philadelphia mint), silver 3 cents, 1852, Type I, 1913-D, Type I, NGC MS 64. Popular one-year type at the start

of the Buffalo nickel series designed by James Earle Fraser. Detailed example with no problems, pleasant golden toned all over. NGC #2701108-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

ANACS MS 60. Three cent coins were first struck in 1851 and were intended to alleviate the nation’s silver coin shortage as well as assist the public with buying stamps. Conservatively graded, some luster and rainbow toning (darker along the rims), die clash evidence with a faint star appearing on the reverse. ANACS #566686. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Medals

Paper Money Colonial

108. Castorland, New York (struck at the Paris Mint), USA, silver medal, 1796 (restrike ca. 1850s), thin planchet with reeding, NGC MS 64. Rulau-NY-33. Obverse: crowned Liberty with

laurels, FRANCO-AMERICANA COLONIA around bust, CASTORLAND 1796 below with DUV. Below neck truncation. Reverse: robed Liberty holding cornucopia and tree sap drill standing next to maple tree with syrup flowing into basin, SALVE MAGNA PARENS FRUGUM around, beaver at bottom. Castorland, New York was founded in 1792 by a group of French refugees fleeing from the French Revolution. Castorland (Couch-sach-ra-ga to the Native Americans there) translates to “Land of the Beaver.” By 1814, numerous hardships forced the colonists to abandon the settlement. Nice example with smooth, proof-like fields and muted luster, dark toning with some coloration. NGC #302803-001. Estimate: $500-up.

109. New York State Embalmers Association Convention bronze / base metal medal with ribbon, Sept. 21-23, 1909. Ornate bronze top bar with

GUEST and working pin, white ribbon with 10TH ANNUAL / CONVENTION / N.Y. ST(ATE) / EMBALMERS ASSN. / SYRACUSE / SEPT. 21-22-23 / 1909, metal clasp loop connecting to medal with monogram and NEW YORK STATE EMBALMERS ASS’N, smooth reverse with Button Co., St. Louis makers mark. Well-worn medal with frayed and torn ribbon showing pink fibers, top bar in great condition with minimal wear, medal showing some marks and spotty toning. The New York State Embalmers Association (now the New York State Funeral Directors Association) was founded in 1889 and is dedicated to promoting new embalming methods and technologies. Estimate: $60-up.

110. Georgia, $4, 1776, serial 1470, orange Liberty cap seal,

PMG VF 30 / stains. FR-GA-75c. Historical Georgia note dated to the year of the United States’ independence and denominated as “Four Spanish Milled Dollars” (pillar or bust 8 reales). Border variety C with stars and crosses plus star burst at right near “of.” This is a note that sizes up well with crisp edges, bold ink, and complete margins, light brown staining along bottom as noted by PMG on the label as well as a few small pinholes. PMG #8049391-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

111. Lot of two colonial notes: Pennsylvania, five shillings,

1-10-1773, serial 11267, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Continental half dollar, 17-2-1776, serial 190050. Interesting pair of colonial notes illustrating the change in political attitudes between 1773 and 1776. Both printed by Hall and Sellers (a business firm that began with Benjamin Franklin) and graded F/VF with minor edge splits, light stains, but still legible with bold ink and visible mica flakes in the paper (an anti-counterfeiting measure). Estimate: $150-$225.

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Silver Certificates

114. USA (Washington, D.C.), U.S. Treasury, $1, RosecransHyatt, series of 1886, serial B16407726, small red seal. FR-216;

Popular Martha Washington note depicting the first (and, so far, only) real-life woman to appear on a United States bank note. VF, good margins and edges, some staining and a pinhole to note at the top center. Estimate: $500-$750.

KL-30.

112. USA, Continental Currency, $35, Jan. 14, 1779, serial 169644, PMG AU 53 EPQ. FR-CC-94. AU examples are about as

good as can be found with most Continentals and this final issue $35 is no exception. PMG notes about 17 examples in AU (two in AU 53 EPQ) and just 3 in higher UNC grades. This note displays good, solid inking throughout with legible text, choice edges with full design visible, and bold signatures, only light handling noted around the edges and corners. The note’s denomination of “Thirty-five Spanish milled Dollars” highlights the fledging nation’s reliance on foreign silver coins. PMG #8046144-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

Legal Tender

Obsoletes 115. USA (Washington, D.C.), Legal Tender, $10, 1901,

Vernon-Treat, serial B2856607.

FR-116; KL-382. This appealing Bison note also features the portraits of famous explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. VF with light stains and a single pinhole in the bottom margin, overall good colors and appearance. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

National Currency

113. Columbia, South Carolina, State of South Carolina,

$20, 2-3-1872, serial 4962, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. Cr-7. The 1872 revenue bond scrip series was created to replace South Carolina’s guarantee for the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, which had failed. However, an unknown party placed and received a second order for these notes from the American Bank Note Company. Knowing that fraud had occurred, South Carolina cancelled their issuance and the notes never circulated. Excellent colors, margins, and edges, wholly deserving of grade and the EPQ designation. PMG #1035366001. Estimate: $150-$225.

116. USA (Washington, D.C.), American Exchange National Bank of Dallas, Texas, $5, Vernon-Treat, 12-1-1907, charter 3623, series of 1902, serial 356933, plain back. FR-600; KL-

Features the engraved signatures of cashier E.H. McLaughlin and president Nathan Adams. Fine/VF, miscut with no top margin and sliver of the next note on the sheet visible at the bottom margin, no problems to note besides typical circulation wear for the grade. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Paper Money / Philippines

117. USA (Washington, D.C.), Grace National Bank of New York, New York, $10, Speelman-White, 7-5-1924, charter 12553, series of 1902, serial 21701, plain back. FR-635; KL-1239.

120. Manila, Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 20 pesos,

This plain back $10 comes from a notable New York City bank founded by Joseph P. Grace and features the printed signatures of Robert F.C. Benkiser and F.H. McKnight. Fine, slightly shifted printing but okay margins, good color and signatures with only minute stains in the center to note. Estimate: $200-$300.

1929, serial C441402C, PMG VF 20 / minor rust. SCWPM-77.

Desirable Philippines “volcano” note depicting Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon; only 502,000 notes were printed. PMG notes minor rust yet still retaining a pleasing appearance with bold obverse colors and embossing still visible through the holder. PMG #8045064-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

Paper Money / Confederate States

121. Manila, Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 100 pesos,

ND (1944), series 66, serial F00431465, VICTORY overprint, PMG Choice UNC 63. SCWPM-100a. Popular “Victory”

118. Richmond, CSA, $500, 17-2-1864, plate D-D, serial

29121. T-64. Fine, 3/4” tear on bottom left side and some mounting remnants on reverse, otherwise good color and bold vignettes, popular Confederate note and the highest denomination they issued. Estimate: $300-$450.

issue issued in 1944 to commemorate General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. Light stain or paper toning along bottom margin to note but otherwise Choice Uncirculated example with great colors and paper quality. PMG #1535869-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

119. Richmond, CSA, $100, 24-11-1862, plate W-W, serial

48718. T-41. This “hoer” (named for the central vignette) is printed on paper with a block CSA watermark. Rubber stamps indicate interest paid in Augusta, Ga. in 1863 and Montgomery, Ala. in 1864 and 1865. Fine, with light staining and some pinholes, still with good color and vignettes. Estimate: $100-$150.

122. Manila, Philippines, Central Bank, (1949) overprint

on Treasury Certificate, 50 pesos, series no. 66, serial F02291962, thin lettering, PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ.

SCWPM-122a. Popular “Victory” issue issued in 1944 to commemorate General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. Pack-fresh note, excellent edges and corners with slight off-center printing, great color and bold overprints on reverse. PCGS #80755432. Estimate: $400-$600.

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World Gold Coins Bolivia (colonial)

Anglo-Gallic

123. Anglo-Gallic Aquitaine (struck in Bordeaux, France,

1362-72), 1 hardi d’or, Edward the Black Prince, NGC UNC details / mount removed. Fr-10. 3.91 grams. Full details,

the flan in fact extending beyond the legends, but with very minor edge-smoothing indicative of light mounting, popular historical piece struck on French soil in the name of an English prince (son of Edward III and father of Richard II) after his acquisition of Aquitaine in the Battle of Poitiers. NGC #4690086-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Argentina

124. Argentina (La Rioja mint), 2 escudos, 1843RB, PCGS

MS 62. KM-17. Lustrous fields with minimal marks, fairly bold strike

for the issue, choice grade. PCGS #34732948. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

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125. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1803PJ, very rare, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. CT-254; KM-80. Bold strike and beautifully lustrous, also faintly toned, looks MS or at least AU 58 but with a couple tiny marks restricting its grade (also small natural flaws on cheek), still remarkable as the ONLY example slabbed by NGC or PCGS and therefore the finest specimen on record. NGC #4226247-011. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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129. Bolivia, 35 gramos (50 bolivianos), 1952, Villarroel / Economic Independence. KM-X12; Fr-40. 28.88 grams. Lustrous UNC with light surface hairlines from light cleaning, scarce issue from a mintage of just 2,857 coins. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Brazil 126. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1787PR, rare, PCGS XF detail / tooled. CT-530; KM-57. Key date of a rare type

(in fact the only example seen by PCGS or NGC), with bold details and light toning all over (matte surfaces) but odd natural metal-flow flaw or fire damage (possibly from a shipwreck), that PCGS calls “tooling,” on right side of reverse. PCGS #84682253. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

130. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Jose I, 1752-R. R-420; KM172.2. 14.35 grams.

$600-$900.

Bolivia (Republic)

127. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 scudos, 1854M.

Polished XF with full details and edge. Estimate:

Chile

KM-116. 26.99 grams.

Problem-free AU- with modest luster, sharp details (full hair on bust of Bolívar). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

131. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, NGC MS 62, ex-Luz (1752). CT-72; KM-3. Better than average strike, with minimal central weakness and only minor flan bulges, nice luster. NGC #4484007-003. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

128. Potosí, Bolivia, 1E-sized gold proclamation medal, 1854MY, president Belzú. 3.38 grams. Highly lustrous UNC with traces of re-edging at 3 and 9 o’clock. Estimate: $125-$200.

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132. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (bust of Charles III, 1804FJ. CT-166; KM-54. 26.99 grams. Lustrous AU with light surface hairlines on obverse, good strike and rims. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Colombia (colonial)

133. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1774VJ,

136. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1785SF, NGC MS 61, tied for finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-73.36; CT-138; KM-50.2a. Bold strike and brilliant luster but with a

PCGS AU detail / cleaned, ex-Kurt Homme, ex-Eldorado.

modicum of light marks on obverse, tied with one other for top honors at NGC (and with no MS recorded at PCGS). NGC #3932777-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Restrepo-72.6; CT-176; KM-50.1. Bold strike but with minor surface marks

and wear, small rim-bump on reverse, hint of luster, desirable pedigree. PCGS #84987357. Pedigreed to the Kurt Homme collection (Christie’s Geneva, November 1981, with original lot-tag #858) and to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11182). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

137. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1793JF,

NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-98.6; CT-71;

134. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1785JJ,

no dot between J’s.

Restrepo-72.30a; CT-195; KM-50.1a. 27.01 grams.

Choice strike and luster, traces of toning at rims, minimal marks (light scratch at top of head), single highest-grade specimen at NGC or PCGS. NGC #2801828-012. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-62.2.

Matte AU with minor marks, attractive reddish toning near rim on reverse. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

138. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1798JJ,

contemporary counterfeit made in gilt platinum. Restrepo-97.18 (for genuine); CT-128 (for genuine); KM-62.1 (for genuine). 26.99 grams. Fasci-

135. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1785JJ,

with dot between J’s.

nating piece in proper weight with proper edge and only very slightly incorrect strike details, tiny voids here and there, bold XF+ with hairlines. Pedigreed to our Auction #19, with original lot tag #139. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Restrepo-72.30; CT-195; KM-50.1a. 26.96 grams.

CT-195; KM-50.1a. AU with muted luster, light surface hairlines on obverse, top rims weak (as made). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

139. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800JJ.

Restrepo-97.23; CT-131; KM-62.1. 26.85 grams. VF with dull color (toning)

all over, hints of luster, minor marks. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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140. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust

146. Popayán, Colombia,

of Charles IV), 1812JF. Restrepo-127.13; CT-99; KM-66.2. 26.92 grams.

bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV ), 1814/3JF, NGC AU 58. Restre-

VF with dull color (toning) all over, hints of luster, minor marks. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

141. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1

po-123.12; CT-unl (Type 73); KM-64.2.

Highly lustrous and well struck (second finest known graded by NGC) but with weak spot on reverse, the overdate missing in CT. NGC #2776965-002. Pedigreed to our Auction #12, lot #151. Estimate: $500-$750.

escudo, Charles III, 1784SF. Re-

strepo-54.26; CT-683; KM-48.2. 3.30 grams.

XF/AU with weak bust, traces of luster, minor edge-bruise, listed as scarce in Restrepo. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Republic)

142. Popayán, Colombia, bust

1 escudo, Charles III, 1785SF.

Restrepo-54.28; CT-684; KM-48.2a. 3.32

grams. VF/XF with hints of toning

and luster, filed edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

143. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV/ III), 1789/8SF. Restrepo-83.1; CT-unl (Type 62); KM-54.2. 3.35 grams. Bold XF with toning around details, minor (natural) rim-flaw on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

147. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1826JF, PCGS AU55.

Sed-6; Restrepo-165.9; KM-82.1. Good luster for the grade, faint marks only,

144. Popayán, Colombia, bust

in fact tied for finest known in PCGS census (seven higher at NGC). PCGS #34427016. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1 escudo, Charles IV, 1795JF.

Restrepo-85.8; CT-526; KM-56.2. 3.36 grams. AXF with toning around de-

tails, minor edge-damage. Estimate: $200-$300.

145. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF. Restrepo-123.9; CT-310; KM-64.2. 3.40 grams. Bold XF+,

nicely detailed, with natural rim-flaw on obverse. Estimate: $175-$250.

148. Popayán, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1827FM, rare, PCGS MS62, tied for finest known in PCGS census. Sed-7; Restre-

po-166.13; KM-82.2. Bold strike and good luster with hint of red toning, minor old marks on neck only, in fact tied with just one other for top-pop at PCGS (and none in MS at NGC). PCGS #84939635. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

149. Popayán, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1835UR.

Sed-7; Restre-

AXF with minor natural flan flaws on bust, toned around details, traces of luster. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

po-166.41; KM-82.2. 26.90 grams

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Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 150. Popayán, Colombia, 16 pesos, 1846UE, fine-hair variety, NGC UNC details / spot removals.

Sed-19; Restrepo-212.25a; KM-94.2.

Brightly lustrous and well struck for the issue (except for minor cracks in hair, which is fine style), with strong stress lines in fields but also hairlines from cleaning, spot of dark encrustation remaining on EV of NUEVA. NGC #2716488-007. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Colombia (United States of Colombia) 151. Popayán, Colombia, 10 pesos, 1864, PCGS AU55, ex-Eldorado. Sed-40; Restre-

po-332.2; KM-141.3. Bold strike but with typical small marks all over, spotty reddish toning around details. PCGS #84978730. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #12229). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

152. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 8 escudos, 1828F, rare, NGC XF details / obv scratched. KM-17. Lovely reddish

toning all over with underlying luster, nice details, minor natural edge-flaws and old vertical scratch to left of sunface, popular type. NGC #3834286-001. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

153. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 4 escudos, 154. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 2 escudos, 1837E, rare. KM-16. 13.41 grams Evenly worn VF with no problems, toned around details, popular type. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1835F. KM-15. 6.55 grams. AU with light toning and luster, good details but with enhanced (tooled) leaves, popular type. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Costa Rica (State of Costa Rica)

Dominican Republic

155. Contemporary (circulat-

ing) counterfeit of a Costa Rica 1 escudo 1842MM. KM-33.1 (for

original). 3.08 grams. Interesting piece with slightly incorrect details but good weight and color and clearly circulated (AXF), parts of rims weak (off-center) with hairline edgesplit, scratches on tree side. Estimate: $300-$450.

Costa Rica (countermarked)

162. Dominican Republic, proof 200 pesos, 1977, centen-

156. Costa Rica, 1/2 escudo, double

nial of the death of Juan Pablo Duarte.

lion countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Central American Republic 1/2 escudo 1846JB. KM-80. 1.49 grams. Deeply

KM-47. 31.05 grams.

Bright yet low-quality proof with a low mintage (1,000 pieces, many subsequently melted), dull around details only, 0.8 oz AGW. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

red-toned XF+ with nice details (both host and countermarks). Estimate: $150-$225.

Ecuador

Costa Rica (Republic) 157. Costa Rica, 1 escudo, 1851JB, NGC MS 62.

Fr-9; KM-

Lustrous and devoid of any notable marks, but standing figure weak as usual, still choice grade. NGC #4442232-001. Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

98.

158. Costa Rica, 2 pesos, 1867GW, NGC VF 25. KM-113. Lustrous XF in our estimation, with die-cracks on shield side and marks in field on other side. NGC #2819086006. Estimate: $350-$500.

163. Ecuador (struck in England), 10 sucres, 1899JM-BIRMINGHAM. KM-56. 7.99 grams. AU details with grainy texture from

old cleaning, scarce as most of the 50,000 struck are held in reserve at the Banco Central de Ecuador. Estimate: $350-$500.

France

159. Costa Rica (struck in Philadelphia), 2 colones, 1916, PCGS MS64. KM-139. Bold strike with matte, flaw-free fields,

very scarce this choice, also a low-mintage date, tied with one other for second finest in PCGS census behind a single 65. PCGS #84141347. Estimate: $500-$750.

164. France (Avignon mint), ecu d’or a la couronne, Charles

160. Costa Rica (struck in Philadel-

VI (1380-1422), 4th emission. Fr-291. 3.93 grams. Broad-flan AU-

phia), 2 colones, 1928, NGC MS 64, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-139. Light red ton-

with full legends and inner details enhanced by reddish toning around details. Estimate: $600-$900.

ing and matte surfaces as usual, no marks at all but high points of hair slightly weak. NGC #4425835-005. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cuba

161. Cuba, 2 pesos, 1916.

KM-17.

3.35 grams. Problem-free matte UNC with

slight weakness in highest points of hair only, no marks. Estimate: $125-$200.

165. France, ecu d’or, Charles VIII (1483-98), NGC AU 58. Fr-318. 3.42 grams. Full

details, with muted luster, choice grade. NGC #4494522-008. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Mexico (colonial)

166. France (Paris mint), 40 francs, Napoleon, An 13 (1805), mintmark A. KM-664.1. 12.78 grams. AXF details with marks and scratches, hint of luster. Reportedly found in the River Seine in France. Estimate: $500-$750.

167. France (Strasbourg mint), 20 francs, 1864-BB, Napoleon III, NGC MS 61. Fr-585; KM-801.2. Nice toning and muted

luster all over, minor bagmarks only, begging for a higher grade. NGC #4465006-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala

168. Guatemala, 16 pesos, 1869R, Carrera, NGC XF 45. Fr-39; KM-188. Toning and luster in legends, no major marks with only light,

even wear, popular two-year type (1867 and 1869). NGC #4660425006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

India

169. India (Gangas of Talakad), “elephant� pagoda, 11001327 AD, elephant right, NGC MS 62. Fr-488. 3.90 grams. Very bold strike (high relief ) and well centered, with great details on the nearly full elephant and beading, popular type and choice grade. NGC #4686231-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

170. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1744MF, NGC MS 61, Bevill Plate. CT-140; KM-148. Brightly lustrous and

well struck, with light hairlines in obverse field but otherwise choice. NGC #4484007-002. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 1.48) on page 33 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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172. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III,

1772FM, NGC AU 53. CT-87; KM-156.1. Muted luster and light toning, good strike and minimally marked, more like AU 58 by current standards (older label). NGC #1283125-003. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

173. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1786FM, NGC MS 61, tied for finest known in NGC census.

Bold strike with lovely luster, minor marks only. NGC #3932750-015. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. CT-110; KM-156.2a.

174. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792FM, NGC AU 58. CT-40; KM-159. Good luster and hint of toning, slightly weak bust with faint wear on high points. NGC

171. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (young #3735677-007. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. bust), 1760MM, NGC AU 53. CT-69; KM-153. Nice example of a scarce brief (two-year) type, with light reddish toning over muted luster, a couple small marks in fields and light wear on high points. NGC #4484007-004. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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175. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1797FM, “EFLIX” error (rare), NGC VF details / excessive surface hairlines. CT-48; KM-159. With luster and toning around

178. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820JJ, NGC AU 55. CT-61; KM-161. Nice luster and red toning,

details but hairlined all over from improper cleaning, still among the finest known of this rare error (“top pop” in NGC census). NGC #3735677-013. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

really UNC but with surface hairlines on obverse. NGC #4484007011. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

179. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1800FM. CT-220; KM-144. 13.38 grams. AU- with weak centers, light surface hairlines. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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

1802FT. CT-56; KM-159. 26.98 grams. AU/UNC with light red color all over, surface hairlines on obverse. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

177. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1811/0HJ. CT-47; KM-160. 27.02

grams. Lustrous AU/UNC with attractive red toning in legends, surface hairlines on obverse, minor rim-flaws on reverse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

180. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1742MF,

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rare, NGC VF 35, finest and only known example in NGC census. CT-368; CT-368; KM-124. Muted luster and traces of toning

around details, slightly weak bust and probably closer to XF for actual wear, but apparently rare even in this grade as there is none better at NGC, with none listed in the PCGS census. NGC #3501418-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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185. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Philip V, 1744MF. CT-

529; KM-113. 3.32 grams. Lustrous XF/ AU with light toning, crude obverse rim (as made), no problems. Estimate: $600-$900.

181. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1753MF, rare. CT-163; KM-126.2. 6.75 grams. Bold AXF with light ton-

ing and luster around details, no problems. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

182. Mexico City, Mexico,

bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1780FF, NGC Fine details / damaged. CT-483; KM-130.2.

Good details for the grade, with weakness and wear on bust but no obvious damage as stated. Estimate: $250-$375.

186. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1762MM. CT-634; KM-117. 3.36 grams.

Bold XF with toning around details, a few minor marks and slight bend near edge. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

183. Mexico City, Mexico,

bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1781FF/FM. CT-unl (Type 59);

KM-130.2. 6.69 grams. Problemfree VF/XF with traces of toning around details, scarce over-assayer (bold). Estimate: $500-$750.

187. Mexico City, Mexico, bust

1 escudo, Charles III, 1772FM, initials facing rim. CT-648; KM118.1. 3.30 grams. Decent XF with un-

fortunate gouges in bust and obverse rim. Estimate: $125-$200.

188. Mexico City, Mexico, bust

1 escudo, Charles III, 1774FM, NGC F 12. CT-652; KM-118.2. Toned

in legends, more like AVF with weak bust but problem-free in any case. NGC #2042730-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

189. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1779FF. 184. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1

escudo, Philip V, 1732F, very rare, NGC AU details / holed. CT-unl;

Deeply and beautifully redtoned with bold details all over, slightly off-center strike, with tiny hole at top the only aspect keeping this important first-year issue from the five-figure level. NGC #3735672-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. KM-113.

CT-657; KM-118.2. 3.32 grams. Problemfree VF+ with traces of luster. Estimate: $250-$375.

190. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1779FF. Beautifully red-toned VF/XF with weak bust as usual, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-657; KM-118.2. 3.32 grams.

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191. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1786FM.

CT-665; KM-118.2a. 3.28 grams. Problem-

free VF with nice red toning around details. Estimate: $250-$375.

192. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1792FM.

CT-504; KM-120. 3.24 grams. About Fine

with crude rims, slight bend near edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

193. Mexico City, Mexico, bust

1 escudo, Charles IV, 1804TH.

VF/XF with typically weak bust, dark toning around details, traces of luster, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375. CT-516; KM-120. 3.33 grams.

Mexico (Empire of Iturbide)

194. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1823JM, Iturbide, NGC AU 58, Bevill Plate, with specially dedicated copy of book. KM-314. Bold strike (but typically weak in center of reverse) with

light toning over muted luster, light surface hairlines, desirable example of an important one-year type with large bust and eagle inside shield. NGC #4484007-012. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.8) on page 61 of his book The Paper Republic (2009), a specially dedicated copy of which accompanies this lot. Estimate: $5,000-up.

Mexico (Republic)

195. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1832MJ, NGC AU 58, Bevill Plate. KM-383.7. Bold strike (full details), light red toning over

muted luster, very light marks all over. NGC #4484007-013. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.11) on page 62 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

196. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1850PF, NGC MS 61. KM-383.7. Good luster with light toning, light surface hairlines on

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203. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1899M, MS 63+. KM-410.5.

197. Durango, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1856CP, NGC MS 61.

Muted luster, light toning, no marks. NGC #4348194-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-383.3. Muted luster with very light toning, slightly weak high points.

NGC #4234330-009. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Netherlands

204. Holland, Netherlands, ducat, 1802, no star (Dordrecht

mint). KM-11.2. 3.45 grams. Slightly wrinkled XF with large old scratch on obverse, full details. Estimate: $200-$300.

198. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1857PF. KM-383.7. 26.92

Netherlands East Indies

grams. Lightly polished AU-, lustrous. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

205. Netherlands East Indies, imitation ducat, 1595.

3.20 grams. Crude, local (East Indies) imitation of a Gelderland ducat of

199. Guanajuato, Mexico, 8 escudos, 1870FR. KM-383.7. 27.00

1595, unevenly struck, clearly circulated (VF), with dark red encrustation around details. Estimate: $600-$900.

Paraguay

grams. AU with original luster, minor (natural) flaw in cap, faint toning

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

200. Guanajuato, Mexico, 1 escudo, 1862YE, NGC AU 55.

206. Paraguay, gold proof 1,500 guaranies, 2004, World

Cup Games, NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo. KM-203. Virtually flawless, one tiny chatter mark on reverse rim only. NGC #3717985-001. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Lots of luster and hints of toning, high points slightly crude and with marks in obverse field but choice overall. NGC #4427783-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-379.4.

Peru (colonial)

201. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1855GF, NGC MS 62. KM-378.5.

Nice luster and bold strike, high points slightly crude as usual. NGC #4438901003. Estimate: $250-$375.

202. Culiacan, Mexico, 1 peso,

1896/5M, NGC MS 62.

KM-410.2.

Choice, almost prooflike luster and bold details, very attractive. NGC #4348189014. Estimate: $200-$300.

207. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1784MI. CT-41;

KM-82.1. 26.87 grams. Nicely toned AU- with lamination in front of neck, luster on reverse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Philippines

208. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1793IJ, NGC

AU 58. CT-10; KM-101. Bold and highly lustrous but lightly hairlined, bright lemon-yellow color. NGC #4499428-003. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

209. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1777MJ. CT-606; KM-

213. Philippines (under Spain), 1 peso, Isabel II, 1864, NGC

AU 55. KM-142. Bold strike, toned around details, more like AU 58 by today’s standards (old label). NGC #3157229-012. Estimate: $500-$750.

Portugal

79. 3.30 grams. AU- with traces of luster all over, toning around letters and narrow vertical dark streak on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

214. Portugal (Lisbon mint), 400 reis,

JoĂŁo V, 1725. KM-201. 0.98 gram. Bold AU with toning around details, muted luster, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

210. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1801IJ. CT-478; KM-89. 3.29 grams. XF with toning around

details, crude rims (as made), scarce type. Estimate: $400-$600.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

Peru (Republic)

215. Seville, Spain, 2 excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, four dots in cross-shape at top and mintmark S with three dots at bottom between busts. CT-73. 6.97 grams. XF+ with nearly full legends 211. Cuzco, Peru, 8 escudos, 1826GM, PCGS VF details

/ tooled. KM-148.2. Crudely scrubbed Liberty side, and with rough

(mostly Gothic) and full inner details, very slightly wrinkled, toned in crevices. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

metal in center of arms (flawed or damaged, in other words, but not necessarily tooled), still with luster and decent details. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

216. Seville, Spain, 2 excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, Jerusalem

cross at top and mintmark S at bottom between busts, early style (Gothic lettering). CT-74. 6.75 grams. Bold AXF with nearly

full legends (all Gothic), punchmark between busts and flan-crack in center, edge very lightly shaved. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

212. Cuzco, Peru, 8 escudos, 1840A.

KM-148.3. 27.12 grams.

AU- with light hairlines on Liberty side, muted luster. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Charles I

217. Barcelona, Spain, ducado, Charles I (Emperor Charles V), legend QVINTVS, rare. CT-15. 3.32 grams. Well-detailed centers (cross fleury and arms, the latter slightly doubled) and most of legends, lustrous AU with small edge-split. Struck at the Barcelona mint to finance the 1535 expedition to Tunis against Barbarossa. Estimate: $600-$900.

Charles II

218. Seville, Spain, milled 1 es-

cudo, Charles II, 1699M, legend GRAT. CT-204; KM-231.2. 3.36 grams.

Nice XF with minor (natural) flaws near rims, very slightly bent, scarce type. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Philip V

219. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1729P. CT-

193; KM-315. 27.02 grams. AU- with rough surfaces and a couple minor flaws (as made) but also some digs and rim-irregularities. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

220. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1729JJ, low wig, rare, NGC XF 45. CT-84; KM-347. Good strike, only light marks

and even wear (per the grade), light toning. NGC #4377043-018. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

221. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Philip V, 1743PJ,

NGC MS 64. CT-584; KM-361.2. Bold strike, muted luster, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4686415-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Ferdinand VI

Charles IV

222. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1754JB. CT-251; KM-378.

1.78 grams. Lustrous Mint State, well struck,

with very light old scratch on shield. Estimate: $350-$500.

223. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1756JB, NGC MS 62.

CT-254; KM-378. Lustrous and well struck, with areas of encrustation around details. NGC #4686415-002. Estimate: $350$500.

229. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1797MF,

224. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo,

NGC MS 61. CT-496; KM-434. Choice bold strike and brilliant luster,

Ferdinand VI, 1759JB. CT-257; KM-378.

light surface hairlines on obverse. NGC #4686415-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

1.79 grams. AU+ with spots of red toning,

muted luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

Charles III

225. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1788M. 230. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1798MF,

CT-314; KM-418.1a. 13.40 grams. Nicely toned XF with muted luster, old scratch in shield. Estimate: $500-$750.

NGC MS 63.

226. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 es-

Mixed kings

CT-497; KM-434. Bold strike and brilliant luster, very choice grade. NGC #4686415-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

cudo, Charles III, 1779PJ. CT-621;

KM-416.1. 3.29 grams. VF+ with toning around details, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

227. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV. CT-629;

Bold AU- with traces of toning around details, light surface hairlines. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-416.1a. 3.39 grams.

231. Lot of five Spain (various mints) bust 1/2E, Philip V

(one) and Charles III (four), as follows: Seville, 1744PJ and 1788C; Madrid, 1773PJ, 1786DV and 1788M. CT-587, 808,

767, 778, 781; KM-361.1, 425.2, 415.1, 425.1. 8.60 grams total. All undamaged

VF/XF with red toning (deeply so on all but the 1744), great for the jeweler or entry-level collector. Estimate: $600-$900.

228. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1783JD, NGC MS 63, tied for finest known in NGC census. CT-774; KM-415.1. Choice strike and luster, tied with four others for “top pop�

honors at NGC. NGC #4686415-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Venezuela

232. Venezuela, (100 bolívares), GR. 32,2580, 1886, normal

date.

233. Venezuela, (100 bolívares), GR. 32,2580, 1886, normal date. KM-Y34. 32.21 grams. Matte AU with light surface hairlines, no

Bold strike, lightly polished AU, no big problems. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. KM-Y34. 32.23 grams.

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

West Indies

234. West Indies “joe” (imitation of a Rio, Brazil, 6400 reis, Maria I, 1788-R). 9.54 grams. Lightly clipped and re-edged for circulation in the Caribbean at a lower weight standard, the details (particularly the queen’s face) noticeably cruder than genuine issues, XF with old scratches on reverse and newer scratch on obverse. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Various countries

235. Lot of six small gold coins from various countries: El Salvador, 5 pesos, 1892CAM; Mexico, 1/2 escudo, 1825JM; Portugal, 1/2 escudo, 1723; Spain, 1/2 escudo, 1788M; Spain, 80 reales, 1845PS; and Spain, 4 escudos, 1867. 21.49 grams total. Fine to XF, some toned and some lustrous, each with some kind of damage (like hole, hairlines, tooling, etc.) but with clear design ele-

ments. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

236. Collection of eight small, brass coin weights, 1600s-1700s, for various European gold coins. 32.90 grams total. Great

little collection for the specialist as each (all square except for one round, with design on both sides, all in excellent condition) comes with an explicit tag stating the type of gold coin it matches (Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, etc.) and date (1648 to ca. 1750) as well as grade (VF to UNC), worth a close look. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Shipwreck Ingots Gold

Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, east of Africa

237. Wedge-cut of a small gold disk, 7.84 grams, from the Espadarte (1558). Roughly 5/8” x 5/8” x

1/4”. Triangular “pie cut” of a small, thin disk of refined gold, with traces of sediment and coral on surface, un-

doubtedly intended as a coin-like unit akin to the “oro corriente” of Spanish colonial realms. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas certificate #IDM-006-02-953, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #106. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

238. Half-cut of a gold “finger” bar, 439 grams, with two markings of fineness XVII (17K) inside box, from the “Golden

Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). 4” x 1” x 5/8”. Solid portion of a standard (neatly formed) ingot with both fineness markings full and clear on the rounded bottom, the flat top somewhat sunken in (as made) and partially coated with white and brownish encrustation, the cut end half chiseled and half broken with white encrustation impregnating the rough part, light yellow gold throughout. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Estimate: $17,500-up.

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Non-Wreck 239. Natural gold-in-quartz specimen, 319 grams, from

the Sixteen-to-One Mine in Sierra County, California.

Roughly 2” x 2” x 2”. Very rare and beautiful natural crystal matrix

(the kind of thing that is usually crushed at the mine) with sharp, flaky gold protruding from a cloud of opaque, white quartz, nice size and shape (fits in your hand). Pedigreed to the collection of William Ghidotti and formerly on display at the Wells Fargo Bank in Reno, Nevada. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

240. Lot of two small, natural gold nuggets, 10.00 grams total. About 1” and 5/8”. The larger one flattish and semicircular, with whitish encrustation or matrix (possibly from a shipwreck), and the other a clean, irregular blob. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Silver

“Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s) off Hutchinson Island, Florida 241. Small silver ingot, 44.43 grams, with crowned cross-

lions-castles tax stamp (Mexico or Santo Domingo), very rare, from the “Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s). About 1-3/4”

x 1-3/4” x 1/4”. As described in the book Spanish Treasure Bars, by Craig and Richards (2003), for at least 60 years beachcombers on the east coast of Florida in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant have found Mexican Philip II coins and small, flat ingots of varying weights like this one, with markings of crowned cross with lions and castles in upper quadrants and G and pecten shell in lower quadrants and with globes at the ends of the cross in a distinctly Mexican style that was mimicked on the extremely rare Santo Domingo coins of the late 1500s. Because all these mysterious ingots are small (up to 70 grams or so), we feel they must have been a form of “plata corriente” like we know of for the mid-1500s, especially with their official markings to show taxation. This specimen of average size and roughly semicircular shape bears a nearly full stamp on its smooth side (the other side rough and corroded and with brownish encrustation), nicely toned and evidently quite rare. From the “Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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

242. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-136, 2801 grams, stamped with fineness LV9cccc (1900/2400), serial RLXXX and assayer

B~Vo, from the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528). 13-3/8” x 3-1/2” x 7/16”. Thin and neatly formed ingot with relatively smooth top punctu-

ated by pits from gas bubbles or burnt-off charcoal, clear markings in one cluster on bottom, crude rectangular assayer’s “bite” in one corner, minimal surface corrosion. As time has gone by since their discovery in 1992, these “tumbaga” ingots have become ever more appreciated for their rarity and importance as hard evidence of the confiscation of silver from Mexican natives by Spanish conquistadors. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

243. Large silver bar #902 from Potosí, 88 lb 3.84 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, with markings of mine/date Po1621, manifest IUDCCCCIII (1903) and fineness IIUCCCL (2350/2400) followed by cartouche of assayer Mexia, one big owner/shipper mark and several tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). 13-7/8” x 5” x 3-3/8”. Very bold markings grace the top of this thick, somewhat compact ingot, particularly the manifest and owner/shipper monogram (J. Delgado and C. de Saravia), the fineness also bold and followed by a very clear assayer cartouche, the multiple tax stamps of two different designs also very clear, as are also the silvermaster V and diagonal slash in one corner with bold C inside, the typical assayer’s “bite” prominent in the center; but best of all is the full and clear mine/date marking to the left of the manifest, qualifying this piece for the top grade of 1.0, with minimal surface corrosion and nice toning all over. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S902. Estimate: $30,000-up.

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244. Large silver bar #510 from Potosí, 74 lb 3.5 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of mine/date Po1621, manifest

IIIIUCCCCXCI (4491) and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by cartouche of assayer Mexia, plus various owner/shipper marks and tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). 13-1/2” x 5-1/2” x 3”. Very well-marked and well-preserved specimen

of slightly less than average size, with bold manifest and owner/shipper monograms (C. Sanchez and P. Morera), clear but weaker marks of fineness, assayer, tax stamps, date (to left of manifest number) and silvermaster (V), prominent double-scoop “bite” in center. The assigned Class Factor indicates that the Fisher organization must have missed the date on this piece, which should merit a 1.0 Class Factor. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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245. Large silver bar #563 from Oruro, 93 lb 3.36 oz troy, Class Factor 0.7, with markings of manifest CCCLXXX (380)

and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by assayer cartouche, one owner/shipper mark and two tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). 16-1/4” x 5” x 3-1/4”. Particularly long and heavy specimen with pitted surface from corrosion but with still-bold markings of manifest and fineness and owner/shipper (Delgado and Arias) as well as silversmith V and diagonal slash at other end, with “RA” cartouche before and illegible assayer cartouche after the fineness, plus two smaller-than-usual tax stamps visible but corroded, also an unusual example in that the assayer’s “bite” consists of a light shaving of the top of one end above a cylindrical scrape down that side. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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246. Silver “piña” ingot, 4312 grams, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400 = 99% fine) and serial number XIX,

from the Atocha (1622). 5” wide at top, 5-1/2” tall, with 2” cylindrical hole in center. Hidden among the hundreds of large, loaf-shaped silver ingots found on the Atocha was this oddly cylindrical piece with similar markings, a very rare ingot known as a “piña” that had an important role in the “patio” refining process in Mexico. The patio process, invented in the mid-1500s by Bartolomé de Medina in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, was a method for separating silver from its ore by amalgamation with mercury (quicksilver). The silver ore came from the mines in large pieces and was placed in huge covered boxes where it was pounded into fragments by immense crushers. The resulting smaller pieces were then sieved and re-crushed in mortars (morteros) as needed. Then the ore passed to mills (tahonas), which consisted of round vats placed on a level with the floor, and the ore was ground into fine dust by means of heavy, oblong granite stones, powered by shaft and wheel. By the gradual addition of water during this process of pulverization, a muddy mass was formed, which at the proper time was thrown onto the cement- or stone-floor of an open-air patio, hence the name. The silver mud was then treated with the addition of quicksilver and a strong brine called caldo. For several days the mixture was left out and exposed to the heat of the sun and every day was stirred and tramped by animals until the quicksilver and salt were well incorporated into the ore. The resulting substance was called a torta (cake of mud); when completely mixed, the mud was carried to a lavadero (washing place) and placed in vats to be washed, which left just silver amalgamated with mercury. This amalgam

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was then placed in bags and the mercury was extracted by heavy pressure. The silver was finally purified by heating in bell-shaped molds that produced the pineapple-shaped cylinders known as piñas (pineapples). These ephemeral piñas were then melted down into large silver ingots for the royal mint, but some piñas were sold to creditors or other private individuals instead to be melted later. Three different classes of people shared the profits derived from working the mines: especuladores (speculators), who were basically the mine-owners; creditors; and purchasers. In Mexico, the mine-owners were generally rich proprietors, who could afford to lay out considerable capital on speculation without receiving any return for a long time. In Peru, however, these speculators were mostly men of embarrassing circumstances who had to borrow short-term capital at a high rate of interest to start their mining endeavors. In order to stay in business, they had to sell their mine products quickly and at a low rate of return. Generally the mine-owner was forced to receive only one-half of his return in refined silver; the other half consisted of manufactured goods that were always overvalued and frequently of little use to him. The creditor also received payment in the form of piñas, but at a discounted rate of 5/6 of the intrinsic value. The third profiteer, the purchaser, gave money to the miner and creditor in exchange for their piñas. At remote mines especially, the miner typically required money to pay his workmen and to purchase mercury and other necessary materials and therefore had to sell his piñas to purchasers at any price. This ingot is currently one of only two known to exist (the other from the Capitana wreck of 1654 off Ecuador), with granular surface on sloping sides (octagonal in cross-section), the top hammered and marked with three or four large tax seals (quintos), serial number XIX and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400 = 99% pure), with possible cartouche (corroded) to indicate the mine as well. From the Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida, with original Fisher tag and certificate #4193, and pedigreed to our Auction #8 (lot #413). Estimate: $15,000-up.

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

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

247. Small silver “finger” bar (contraband), 570 grams, es- 248. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1955 grams, about 98.5% timated to be about 90% fine, from the Maravillas (1656), ex-Meylach. 5” x 1-1/2” x 1”. Darkly toned and with patches of black

encrustation still adhering, devoid of markings but neatly cast in a small but typical “finger” shape, rare and interesting. From the Maravillas (1656), pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction #8, lot #415). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

fine, with stamps of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.), from the Slot ter Hooge (1724). 5-1/2” x 1-1/2”

x 1-1/2”. Solid and uncorroded, also nicely toned, with two small markings (VOC and rose-in-circle) in center of one side, one end heavily cut for adjustment and with deep, narrow pit in center, cast as two trapezoidal ingots melded together on their wider sides. From the Slot ter Hooge (1724), with original certificate from the salvager (Robert Sténuit). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

249. Silver “wedge” ingot (contraband), 777 grams, estimated to be about 90% fine, from the 1733 Fleet. 3-3/4” x 2-1/2” x 1-3/4”. Neatly triangular, with about one third of the surface covered with brown, white and gray encrustation, the exposed parts smooth and uncorroded, no markings (as expected), somehow lighter than it looks. From the 1733 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #304). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

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

250. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1967 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, from the Rooswijk (1739). 6-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Like nearly

all the ingots from this wreck, this piece is beautifully uncorroded and graced with bold marks on one side, the opposite end showing several adjustment cuts with wide, deep pit inside, very light filing on one edge. From the Rooswijk (1739). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

251. Large copper ingot #188, 38 lb. av., from the Atocha

(1622), certificate missing. 15” x 9” x 3”. Somewhat rectangular, with one side flat and the other side rounded with bulge toward one end, the other end with Fisher stamp inside patch of whitish-green encrustation, otherwise dark brown all over and pitted as usual. From the Atocha (1622), with “A86 / 188” stamped on the bottom, original Fisher certificate missing but with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Shipwreck Coins Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas 252. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer

L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-82; Cal-86; S-M9. 9.92 grams. Nice full inner details and nearly full legends, no doubling or bad corrosion, dark rusty color as usual. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean 253. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P/R at bottom between pillars, motto in rhomboid panel.

70 type; S-M4. 13.02 grams. Full

Nesmith-unlisted; Cal-

inner details with wear or weakness but no corrosion, lots of bold legend, nicely toned. Important because of its die match to assayer-R coinage. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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

254. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer not 255. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer M-invisible (F or oF). KM-43. 23.97 grams. Good full cross and shield and

circle below mintmark oT to left. CT-559. 5.49 grams. Choice full

denomination 8, nicely toned, solid (minimal corrosion). Estimate: $150-$225.

shield and cross, darkly toned all over, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Potosí 8R

256. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer not vis- 259. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, Grade 1. ible (style of 5th-period B), Grade 3. S-P14; KM-5.1 for Type. 24.17

S-P19;

Very choice specimen with the boldest full date imaginable (DE 1617) outside a superb full cross, the shield and P-dot-M bold and full too (slightly doubled), nicely toned and corrosion-free, truly one of the nicest Atocha coins we have ever offered. With Fisher certificate #191420. Estimate: $700-$1,000. KM-10; CT-129. 26.77 grams.

grams. Good full cross, full but corroded shield, lightly toned. With Fisher photo-certificate #174037. Estimate: $300-$450.

257. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R

260. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)617M, Grade 2, with

(curved leg), Grade 1, with original tag but certificate missing. S-P15; KM-10; CT-126 . 26.87 grams. Solid and uncorroded (natural

original tag but certificate missing.

void in edge), much flatness on the otherwise full shield and cross. With Fisher tag #260713. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 25.72 grams. Solid but crude, with nice full cross, full but doubled and off-

center shield, bold assayer M, clear 617 of date, light surface corrosion, nicely toned. With Fisher tag #230049 (last digit of date not mentioned). Estimate: $300-$450.

258. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2, with original tag but certificate missing.

124. 26.49 grams. Bold

S-P17; KM-10; CT-

261. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, Grade 1, ex-San

full P-Q, full but weaker shield and crown and cross due to flatness and minimal corrosion. With Fisher tag #156528. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Diego Show Plate Coin. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 25.22 grams. Choice full shield (slightly doubled) with clear denomination and parts of king’s name PHYLYPVS to right, full but weaker cross-and-tressure with clear 619 of date, minimal corrosion, rare and desirable pedigree. With Fisher certificate #147283 and pedigreed to the San Diego Show auction (September 1987), with original lot-tag #3259 (plated in catalog). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.


262. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, Grade 1. S-P21; 265. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade Very bold full shield with clear P+T and denomination, full cross with bold date, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #145109. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-10; CT-133. 25.13 grams.

3. S-P21; KM-10. 19.49 grams. Very choice full cross, well-detailed shield despite moderate corrosion and edge-loss. With Fisher certificate #167711. Estimate: $250-$375.

263. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, quadrants of cross

266. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; CT-134. 26.62 grams. Very bold

ible, Grade-1 quality but no Grade on certificate. KM-10. 26.16 grams. Choice full cross and shield, no corrosion, mostly toned. With

full date atop full cross-and-tressure (some weak spots), full crown and shield on other side (also partially flat) with full king’s name and ordinal PHYLYPVS IIII with backwards P’s, nicely toned, minimal corrosion. With Fisher certificate #217340. Estimate: $600-$900.

Fisher certificate #133983. Estimate: $400-$600.

267. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

264. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)621T, quadrants of ible, Grade 3. KM-8. 19.66 grams. Full but corroded shield and cross, gunmetal toning all over. With Fisher certificate #105675. Estimate: $250-$375.

cross transposed, Grade 1, with tag only (certificate missing). S-P21; KM-10. 26.01 grams. Small, thick flan with good full shield

and full but centrally weak cross (both slightly doubled), bottom of 62 of date bold, nicely toned, no corrosion. With Fisher tag #159890. Estimate: $400-$600.

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268. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

ible, Grade 3. KM-8. 17.90 grams. Full cross and shield despite surface corrosion and edge-loss. With Fisher certificate #120809. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Potosí 2R

274. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

3. S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 4.92 grams. Good full cross, crude and corroded shield with bold Q to left, toned in crevices. With Fisher photo-certificate #165608. Estimate: $300-$450.

269. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2.

KM-8. 4.34 grams. Good full cross and shield despite light to moderate corrosion all over. With Fisher photo-certificate #166737. Estimate: $400-$600.

275. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

3. S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 3.56 grams. Good full cross, corroded shield, deeply toned all over. With Fisher photo-certificate #240501 (assayer not stated on certificate). Estimate: $300-$450.

270. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 2. KM-8. 6.28 grams. Full but partially flat cross, full but partially corroded shield, deep hairline edge-crack. With Fisher photo-certificate #240533. Estimate: $400-$600.

276. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R 271. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd (curved leg), Grade 3. S-P21; KM-8. 4.74 grams. Full but doubled period), Grade 2. S-P10; KM-3.2; CT-509. 4.99 grams. Bold full cross, weak full shield (lightly corroded), mostly toned. With Fisher photocertificate #240504. Estimate: $400-$600.

cross and shield, light to moderate corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher photo-certificate #165510 (assayer not stated on certificate). Estimate: $300-$450.

272. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer not visible (style of 3rd-period B), Grade 2. S-P10; KM-3.2; CT-509. 4.91 grams. Good full cross, full but corroded shield, toned in crevices. With

277. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 3. KM-8. 4.99 grams. Good full cross, full but crude

Fisher photo-certificate #166758. Estimate: $400-$600.

shield, corroded around edge, lightly toned. With Fisher photo-certificate #165781. Estimate: $300-$450.

273. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer not vis-

ible (style of 3rd-period B), Grade 3. S-P10; KM-3.2; CT-509. 2.16 grams. Thin from corrosion (also part of edge missing) but with choice

full cross, good toning all over. With Fisher photo-certificate #240530. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Mexico 278. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer F, Grade 1, with original

tag but certificate missing. KM-32.1 or 32.2. 5.98 grams. Choice full cross, full but lightly corroded shield, patchy toning, edge-split. With Fisher tag #4883. Estimate: $300-$450.

Lima 279. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-ii to left, (P-

oD) to right, Grade 1. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 3.34 grams. Broad flan with nearly full shield and cross but part of edge lost to corrosion, unusual type for this wreck. With Fisher photo-certificate #209. Estimate: $500-$750.

Potosí

280. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)618T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 2, with original tag but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10. 24.52 grams. Full cross (partially flat) with bold

282. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

2, with original tag but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10. 26.19 grams. Good full shield and cross, light toning, minimal corrosion

(on edge only), more like Grade-1 quality. With Fisher tag #7400. Estimate: $200-$300.

full date, full but doubled shield (scarce error) with clear assayer to left and parts of king’s name to right, minimal corrosion, toned. With Fisher tag #8609. Estimate: $250-$375.

283. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis281. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (161)9T, Grade 1, with ible, Grade 2, with original tag but certificate missing. KM-10. original tag but certificate missing.

19.00 grams. Good full cross and shield despite light surface corrosion,

S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 26.67 grams. Solid and uncorroded (rare for such an early find) but crudely

struck, with clear full 9 of date, several areas of dark encrustation. With Fisher tag #1333. Estimate: $300-$450.

spots of dark toning. With Fisher tag #8166. Estimate: $150-$225.

284. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 16(1)9T, rare, Grade 1, with

original tag but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-9. 12.99 grams. Bold but off-center full shield and cross, bold P-dot-T, weak but certain date (surprisingly somewhat rare), no corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #8884. Estimate: $350-$500.

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285. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers R (curved leg) and M, Grade 2, with original tags but certificates missing. KM-9. 17.76 grams total. Both with good full shields but corroded crosses, nicely toned. With Fisher tags #3192 and 8244. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

286. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T or not visible, Grades 2, 3 and 4 (2), with original tags but certificates missing. KM-8. 19.36 grams total. Mostly heavily

289. Lot of nine Potosí, Bolivia, cob fragments (denomina-

tions uncertain), Philip III, assayers not visible, no tags or certificates. 46.89 grams total. Mostly thin slivers, one with interior

hole, as heavily corroded and worn, but all with at least some part of shield and/or cross visible. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spain

corroded but with recognizable crosses and shields, some toned. With Fisher tags #5020, 5317, 5369 and 5649. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

287. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip III, assayers

not visible, Grade 4, with original tags but certificates missing. KM-7. 4.00 grams total. Clear crosses and shields but misshapen

from corrosion, light toning, rare denomination as from this wreck. With Fisher tags #955 and 6746. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

288. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, no assayer,

Grade 4, with original tags but certificates missing, UNIQUE denomination as from the Santa Margarita. KM-6.1. 0.61 gram.

290. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

not visible, Grade 1. 10.43 grams. Good full shield with bold denomi-

nation IIII, most of crown and king’s name, corroded cross (legend rotated 90 degrees clockwise on that side), partially toned, unusual type for this wreck. With Fisher photo-certificate #3182 (attributed to Segovia mint). Estimate: $350-$500.

Broad flan but thin from corrosion and with some holes from same, most of cross and some of monogram in evidence, significant as the first 1/2R ever recorded from this wreck, and, as such, important and unique for a denomination set. With Fisher tag #802. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-up.

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

291. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)20(D), Grade

2, NGC Sao Jose / shipwreck effect.

S-M18; KM-44.3; CT-117.

Clear date, good full shield and cross, but some surface corrosion and part of edge missing, toned in crevices. With Arqueonautas certificate #1973716018 and wooden presentation box, also pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #292. Estimate: $200-$300.

292. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, NGC Sao Jose / shipwreck effect. KM-32.1 or

32.2. Good full shield and cross, king’s ordinal III, light surface corro-

sion and uneven toning (needs to be cracked out and re-cleaned). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

293. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620/19(D), rare. Very bold date with clear overdate, bold mintmark, partial shield, choice cross, nice surfaces (no corrosion), well toned. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-M18; KM-unl (37.2 for Type). 12.46 grams.

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

294. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620D, rare, ex- 295. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)23D, rare. S-M18a; Spink.

S-M18; KM-37.2; CT-237. 10.10 grams, the box 3-1/4” x 2-1/2”.

Round flan with bold full cross and shield despite pitting, also bold full oMD and date (last digit weak), darkly toned all over. With original Spink box and small certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-38; CT-692. 13.19 grams. Bold full oMD in tiny characters, full 23 of date with 2 backwards (made from a rotated N) and 3 like a 4 with a curved tail, nearly full shield and cross but peripherally flat, no corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

296. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales “quasi-Royal,” (162)3D. S-M18a; KM-unl (33 for Type). 6.04 grams. Round, even flan (a

far cry from the norm for this period) with bold full oMD and shield and denomination, full cross-and-tressure, all well centered, but with legends truncated from corrosion, darkly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

Unspecified ca.-1629 shipwreck

297. Segovia, Spain, milled 4 reales, Philip IV, 1628P. CT-791; KM-98. 12.08 grams. Full AU details but with part of edge corroded away, low contrast (no toning

and very light surface corrosion), rare type as from a shipwreck. Estimate: $250-$375.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola Mexico

298. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)640/39P. S-M19; 299. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)40/39P. S-M19;

KM-45; CT-335. 25.36 grams. Thick and solid (minimal corrosion) but crudely struck, the oMP and most of the date clear, full but weak shield and cross, deeply toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-45; CT-335. 24.40 grams. Typically rectangular flan with rounded middle, full shield and cross, traces of date, low-contrast toning, light surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

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303. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

300. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640/39(P). S-M19;

S-M19; KM-45. 25.97 grams. Full oMP to left of off-center shield, nearly

KM-45; CT-335. 23.39 grams. Bold date, most of cross, rest of coin crude

full (well-centered) cross, solid and uncorroded, lightly toned, edgecrack. Estimate: $150-$225.

(weak strike and corrosion), toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

304. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

301. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

Fat, barrel-shaped flan with full but weak shield and cross, bold denomination 8, clear oMP, light surface corrosion, deeply toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.34 grams.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.87 grams. Huge flan with very bold oMP and most of

cross, some shield but rest of coin flat (as made), 100% corrosion-free, nicely toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

302. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.78 grams. Solid and uncorroded, with bold mintmark,

full but partially flat shield and cross, weak peripheries, lightly toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

305. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 25.71 grams. Oval flan with nice full shield and cross, clear oMP and denomination, no toning or corrosion, high grade. Estimate: $150-$225.

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

P.

S-M19; KM-45. 25.03 grams. Round flan with full oMP and shield and cross despite flat areas and light surface corrosion, large patch of green and brown encrustation, toned all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

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310. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 26.34 grams. Good full shield with bold denomina-

307. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

tion 8, full but slightly doubled cross, no corrosion but low contrast, two edge-splits. Estimate: $125-$200.

Typical barrel shape with bold P, full but weak shield and cross with surface corrosion, dark and with spots of brown encrustation as uncleaned. Estimate: $150-$225. S-M19; KM-45. 23.02 grams.

311. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 25.67 grams. Solid, squarish flan with full

308. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

but mostly flat shield and cross, toned in crevices, no corrosion. With original tag #72,122 from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-M19; KM-45. 25.10 grams. Superb full cross, nice full shield with bold

oMP, clear 164 of date, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over. With certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

312. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1637(P), full date

(rare).

309. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 25.65 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with crude

S-M19; KM-38. 11.83 grams. All four digits of date visible despite moderate corrosion all over, also much flatness, yet solid overall, darkly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #554. Estimate: $200-$300.

edge (one corner upturned), silvery but solid, the cross full but most of coin flat (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

PotosĂ­

313. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P/T (ca.

1628). S-P25; KM-19a. 26.85 grams. Good full shield and cross, clear P-P with certain P/T assayer, richly toned, no corrosion. With certificate stamped by the Presidential Commission of Underwater Archeology of the Dominican Republic. Estimate: $150-$225.

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314. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (1630s).

KM-19a. 27.03 grams. Most of shield and cross despite much flatness, solid (no corrosion) and deeply toned. With certificate stamped by the presidential Commission of Underwater Archeology of the Dominican Republic. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia

315. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (16)28(P), quadrants of cross

transposed, rare. Restrepo-M44-6a; S-B4; KM-3.3, CT-518. 26.00 grams. Bold full cross (quadrants typically transposed) with certain 28 of date, well-detailed (and distinctive) full shield, deeply toned in crevices, minimal corrosion, Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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

316. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(0-1)O, with pentagonal crowned-1652 countermark on cross (very rare). S-P35; KM-19b. 21.28 grams. Broad flan but worn from corrosion, with full inner details and much

legend, two bold assayers, weak but certain countermark with full crown and 65 of that date, bold 165 of coin date as well, toned in crevices. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1652 Transitional

317. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, Transitional Type VII/A,

rare. S-P37; KM-A20.7. 22.39 grams. Full but off-center pillars with bold HP at top, excellent full shield and crown on other side with full king’s name, two dates, somewhat worn from corrosion but with contrasting toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Pillars-and-waves

318. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top.

319. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, post-transitional

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

Full but partially weak pillars-and-waves with bold 1-PH-6 below full crown at top, full but off-center cross with bold full HISPANIARVM in legend, minor surface corrosion, toned in crevices (dark in some places). Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

434. 25.78 grams.

(Transitional Type VIII/B).

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 25.70 grams.

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Full cross and pillars-and-waves below full crown, three dates, patchy toning and low contrast, minor surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.


324. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E, post-transitional.

320. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at

top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.61 grams. Bold pillars with full waves and two dates on that side, full but doubled cross, no corrosion, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-735. 10.55 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves despite very light surface corrosion, nicely toned all over, two bold dates. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

325. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, retrograde-4 de-

nomination, PH at top. Janson-24.1.3.; S-P37a; KM-18; CT-741. 13.06

grams. Good full cross-lions-castles, one full pillar with bold date and denomination, clear PH, no corrosion but peripherally flat, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

321. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, dot-PH-dot at

top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 18.96 grams. Worn from corrosion but with

full pillars (bold PH) and cross, toned in crevices, two edge-splits. Estimate: $175-$250.

326. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, retrograde-4 denomination. Janson-24.1.3.; S-P37a; KM-18; CT-741. 10.67 grams. Squarish

322. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, dot-PH-dot at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 18.28 grams. Bold full pillars with clear PH and date, full but weaker and doubled cross, nicely toned but worn from corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250.

flan with bold date, one full pillar, good full waves, full POTOSI, nearly full cross, nicely toned but lightly corroded. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #363. Estimate: $300-$450.

327. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at top.

323. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, dot-PH-dot at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 15.57 grams. Thin and worn from corrosion (odd

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-740. 13.41 grams. Solid and uncorroded (also deeply toned), with one full pillar (the other flat) with bold PH at top, cruder and off-center cross with bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, two dates. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

shape) but with full waves and one bold full pillar, decent full cross, two dates, toned in crevices. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island Mexico

328. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 26.78 grams. Choice full shield and cross, full oMP and 165 of date, small edge-split but no corrosion (very solid). With Marex tag #91-8R-1617. Estimate: $350-$500.

329. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 26.98 grams. Superb full cross and very bold oMP, most of shield

(well detailed), clear bottom half of date, 100% corrosion-free (could pass for non-salvage) with very nice toning and satin-clean surfaces. Estimate: $250-$375.

330. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)55P. S-M19; KM-

Full 55 of date, full oM, good full shield and cross but both unusually doubled, very light surface corrosion, uneven toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-1732. Estimate: $200-$300.

332. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 18.85 grams. Choice full cross, bold oMP and full 165 of date,

but with part of edge corroded away. With Marex tag #91-8R-2091. Estimate: $200-$300.

333. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

Clear oMP, weak date, full but partially flat shield and cross, light surface corrosion, uneven toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-1881. Estimate: $200-$300. 45; CT-362. 23.55 grams.

331. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)55P. S-M19; KM45; CT-362. 24.78 grams.

Full oMP, full but weak shield and cross, solid and nearly uncorroded, uneven toning. With Marex tag #91-8R1871. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.54 grams.

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334. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

S-M19; KM-45. 23.25 grams. Choice full shield with clear oMP, nearly full cross, light corrosion on edge. With Marex tag #91-8R-0593. Estimate: $200-$300.

337. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 23.16 grams. Thick but truncated flan from edge corrosion, bold oMP, full cross and nearly full shield. With Marex tag #91-8R-1813. Estimate: $200-$300.

338. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 19.90 grams. Bold full cross, nice full shield

335. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

despite light to moderate surface corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R1117. Estimate: $175-$250.

S-M19; KM-45. 20.76 grams. Bold full cross, clear oMP, crude shield with

moderate surface corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R-0741. Estimate: $200-$300.

339. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 22.90 grams. Bold full cross, full but corroded 336. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

shield. With Marex tag #91-8R-1421. Estimate: $175-$250.

P. S-M19; KM-45. 26.02 grams. Good full shield and cross, peripherally

flat, minimal surface corrosion, patchy toning. With Marex tag #918R-1906. Estimate: $200-$300.

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340. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

Good full cross and shield despite light to moderate surface corrosion, weak but full oMP. With Marex tag #918R-1425. Estimate: $175-$250.

S-M19; KM-45. 22.76 grams.

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341. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer 344. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O/Z(?), with crowneddot-F-dot countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-507. 27.43 grams. No corrosion, bold full countermark next to clear assayer

not visible (P). KM-45. 24.87 grams. Bold full cross, most of shield, flat peripheries and light surface corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R1864. Estimate: $175-$250.

(over-assayer not 100% certain), full denomination, date, cross and shield despite minor flat areas, lightly toned. Estimate: $400-$600.

342. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

S-M19; KM-33. 5.03 grams. Bold mintmark, nearly full shield and cross, light corrosion, patchy brown toning. With Marex tag #91-2R-0627. Estimate: $150-$225.

Potosí shield-type

345. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-O

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 26.12 grams. Bold full cross with nearly complete countermark but flat periphery except for date, full crown atop nearly full but off-center shield with clear assayer to left, corroded around edge on obverse only. With Marex tag #918R-0565. Estimate: $350-$500.

343. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O/Z(?), with crowned-

L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-507. 25.38 grams. Choice

full countermark (one of the best we’ve seen) plus bold full 649 of date, clear assayer (over-assayer not 100% certain), full but partially flat shield and cross, no corrosion except for very edge. With Marex tag #91-8R-0315. Estimate: $500-$750.

346. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 25.17 grams. Very bold full cross with 100% complete countermark and bold full date, full shield with bold crown above and 8-O to right, minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

347. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)650O, with crowned-dotT-dot countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 20.79 grams.

Full but doubled shield with nearly full countermark, two assayers, the cross side corroded but with full cross and date still clear. With Marex tag #91-8R-1192. Estimate: $300-$450.

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351. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)651O, with crowned348. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650 (modern 5, dots dot-F-dot countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 20.58 between digits), assayer O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 20.10 grams. Bold full dot-P-dot-O-dot

to left of full shield, nearly full countermark on cross, toned, thin from corrosion all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1190. Estimate: $300-$450.

grams. Full inner details and much legend, including clear date and full king’s name and ordinal PHILIPPVS IIII, two assayers, bold countermark, lightly corroded and toned, edge-split. With Marex tag #91-8R-1020. Estimate: $350-$500.

349. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with THREE countermarks (very rare): one crown-alone countermark on shield and two crowned-O countermarks on cross. S-P35; KM-

352. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 27.26 grams. Broad and uncorroded flan with bold countermark just below the bold date, full cross and shield despite flat areas, lightly toned all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-0100. Estimate: $350-$500.

Bold full countermark on full but partially flat shield below full crown, partial second countermark on full cross and full third countermark in legend before the full date, light toning, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 19b; CT-510. 24.20 grams.

353. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned-dot-

350. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with TWO

crowned-C countermarks (very rare) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b;

CT-510. 26.83 grams. Broad and uncorroded flan with much legend (including bold 51 of date) around full inner details (two clear assayers), both countermarks nearly full. With Marex tag #91-8R-0125. Estimate: $600-$900.

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F-dot countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 24.03 grams.

Very bold full countermark on full but slightly doubled shield, full cross with full 51 of date, lightly toned, light corrosion around edge. With Marex tag #91-8R-0083. Estimate: $350-$500.

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354. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned- 357. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned-PH dot-F-dot countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 22.37 grams. Choice full inner details with bold full countermark, also bold

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 20.68 grams. Very clear

full countermark on bold full shield with two clear assayers, the cross and edge corroded (date weak), toned all over. With Marex tag #918R-1162. Estimate: $250-$375.

date, but much of edge corroded and some surface corrosion as well, toned all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1186. Estimate: $350-$500.

358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with THREE crowned-C countermarks on cross (very rare). S-P35; KM-19b.

355. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 20.40 grams. Full inner

details including full countermark, but with light surface corrosion and lightly toned all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1148. Estimate: $300-$450.

356. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowneddot-F-dot countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 21.48

grams. Corroded and crudely toned but with bold full countermark,

two assayers. With Marex tag #91-8R-1218. Estimate: $300-$450.

21.50 grams. Full cross with mostly full countermarks clustered together, good but corroded full shield, edge-split, patchy toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

359. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with TWO crowned-T countermarks on shield and one crowned-T countermark (different type) on cross, very rare. S-P35; KM-19b. 25.82 grams. Solid and specimen with both countermarks on shield nearly full and the third on the cross side just partial, light toning, parts of edge crude, corrosion just near part of edge on cross side. Estimate: $500-$750.

360. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with TWO different crown-alone countermarks (one rare) on shield. S-P35; KM-19b.

23.89 grams. Round specimen with good full shield and much legend on

that side, both countermarks nearly full, the cross weaker but also full, with corrosion near edge on that side, toned all over. Estimate: $400-$600.

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361. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned-

364. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E/O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-512. 22.92 grams. Bold date

PH countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 20.17 grams. Full coun-

termark at very edge outside bold full cross, shield and crown also full but slightly doubled, with full P-O and 8-O, light surface corrosion and toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-1197. Estimate: $300-$450.

and full countermark, full shield with bold P-E/O to left (scarce overassayer), light surface corrosion and toning, edge-split. With Marex tag #91-8R-0140. Estimate: $400-$600.

362. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(50-1)O, with crownedO countermark on cross.

Broad flan with flat areas but no corrosion at all, part of countermark, toned in crevices, small part of edge bent. With Marex tag #91-8R-0455. Estimate: $300-$450.

365. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E/O, with crowned-

S-P35; KM-19b. 24.32 grams.

dot-F-dot countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-512. 26.52 grams. Uncorroded specimen with bold countermark on choice full

shield, E/O to right (scarce over-assayer), full but partially flat cross, bold 1’s in date, toned in crevices. Estimate: $400-$600.

363. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-51)O, with crowned-

L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 27.01 grams. Choice broad flan with no corrosion, bold full cross and shield, full and bold countermark, toned in crevices, minor edge-splits. Estimate: $250-$375.

366. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.95 grams. Solid and

uncorroded, with full shield and cross, full date and countermark, two assayers, uneven toning, small edge-split. With Marex tag #91-8R-0300. Estimate: $500-$750.

367. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, modern 5, with crown-alone countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.03 grams. Very bold countermark, full but weak shield and cross, uneven

toning, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

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368. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with crowned-dot- 371. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with crowned-PH F-dot (four dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511.

21.62 grams. Bold countermark on full and well-detailed shield, bold

countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 26.26 grams. Bold full

full date outside of full cross, nicely toned but with light surface corrosion all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1211. Estimate: $350-$500.

countermark on good full cross, full but peripherally weak shield, bold assayer, edge-split and minimal corrosion near edge only. With Marex tag #91-8R-0552. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

372. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)651E, with crowned-

countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 26.91 grams. Choice

full countermark near edge, full but slightly doubled shield and cross, full date and king’s ordinal IIII, no corrosion, uneven toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-0062. Estimate: $350-$500.

L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 23.32 grams. Bold date, full countermark on full cross, corroded shield with clear P-E, hairline edge-splits, toned. With Marex tag #91-8R-1004. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

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

countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 27.05 grams. Clear date,

full shield and cross but peripheries flat and with light edge-corrosion, nearly full countermark, light toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-0065. Estimate: $350-$500.

dot-F-dot countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 21.00 grams. Bold countermark on full shield, full but off-center cross with

full date, lightly corroded and toned all over. With Marex tag #91-8R0962. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 20.32 grams. Full but

partially flat but uncorroded shield, moderately corroded cross with full countermark nonetheless (date weak but certain). With Marex tag #91-8R-0884. Estimate: $300-$450.

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375. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651(O or E), with crownalone countermark (rare variety) on cross. KM-19b. 15.10 grams.

378. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-

PH countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b. 20.12 grams. Nearly full countermark on full cross, full 8-E to left of full shield, moderately corroded all over, toned with dark spots. With Marex tag #91-8R-1138. Estimate: $250-$375.

Bold date and nearly full countermark on uncorroded cross side, the shield side heavily corroded, making the coin thin. With Marex tag #91-8R-0954. Estimate: $400-$600.

376. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651(O or E), with crowned-dot-F-dot countermark on shield. KM-19b. 23.90

379. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1-2)E, with crowned-

grams. Solid specimen with no visible corrosion, full shield with bold

dot-F-dot countermark on shield.

countermark, full cross with full date, toned in crevices. With Marex tag #91-8R-0322. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P36; KM-19b. 25.79 grams.

Uncorroded specimen with full countermark and shield, full cross with bold 16 of date, less toned than most but with a couple dark spots. Estimate: $300-$450.

377. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, very rare, with crowned-dot-F-dot countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-

515. 20.49 grams. Very bold full date outside full cross, full but doubled shield with full but weak countermark, thin from corrosion, toned all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1200. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

380. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, assayer Z(?), with crownedL countermark on cross. S-P34; KM-17a. 9.52 grams. Good full shield,

nearly full countermark on crude cross, moderately corroded all over and with edge-loss, uneven toning. With Marex tag #91-4R-0671. Estimate: $300-$450.

381. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1650O, with unidentified

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b. 10.10 grams. Bold full P-O to left of full shield, full date outside of corroded cross with most of countermark, toned all over. With Marex tag #91-4R-0679. Estimate: $350-$500.

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382. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 165(0-1)O, with unidenti-

fied countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-17b. 8.36 grams. Thin from corrosion but with nice full crown over full shield with weak countermark, nearly full cross with bold 16 of date, toned all over. With Marex tag #91-4R-0656. Estimate: $300-$450.

385. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E dot-PH-dot at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.58 grams. Broad flan with full inner details on both sides (cross doubled) plus much legend, nice toning, minimal corrosion, blunted points in edge. With Marex tag #91-8R-0395. Estimate: $300-$450.

Potosí pillars-and-waves

383. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top.

386. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

434. 24.72 grams. Full but slightly doubled cross and pillars-and-waves,

bold second date in legend (three dates overall), minimal corrosion, edge-split, toned in crevices. With Marex tag #91-8R-0398. Estimate: $300-$450.

top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 21.64 grams. Nice full castles in full cross, moderately corroded pillars, three dates, light toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-1149. Estimate: $250-$375.

387. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at top.

384. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

Both pillars fat and full, nice full crown above bold 1-PH-6, cross side corroded, two dates, three assayers, spotty toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-0925. Estimate: $250-$375.

434. 19.82 grams.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 22.37 grams. Good full cross, bold date between pillars despite moderate corrosion all over, lightly toned. With Marex tag #91-8R-0938. Estimate: $250-$375.

388. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at

top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 21.69 grams. Nice tops of pillars with bold PH, full but doubled cross, spotty toning, light to moderate surface corrosion, two dates including full four-digit date below cross. With Marex tag #91-8R-0386. Estimate: $200-$300.

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389. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, dot-PH-dot at top. Choice full inner details with just a few weak spots, very bold full second date 654 below cross, light surface corrosion, toned in crevices. With Marex tag #91-8R-0367. Estimate: $300-$450.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 24.09 grams.

Colombia

390. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 4 reales, 1651, assayer RMS, rare, PCGS AU detail / saltwater damage, ex-Eldorado. Restrepounl (cf. M38.1); S-B7; KM-unl (10.1 for Type). 11.60 grams. Near-pristine

full shield and rightmost pillar with full date to right, attractively toned, with light corrosion only near part of edge, one of the best we have seen of this type from any source, also a different assayer-mark from what is listed in Restrepo (PoR) for this first date of type. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11055). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

392. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (1655S), very rare,

PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, 1974 Schulman auction cover coin, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M48.2; S-C4; KM-7.2; CT-258. 15.52

391. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1652, assayer PoRAS, rare, PCGS VF detail / saltwater damage, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-

Bold full pillars with clear assayer to left and date to right, full but doubled and corroded shield, nicely toned, crack and split in edge. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11031). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

M46.10; S-B7; KM-7.1; CT-528. 15.46 grams.

89

grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and shield, full denomination VIII (reading upward, vertically) to left, with contrasting dark toning in crevices, solid in appearance despite the low weight, easily recognizable type but lacking mintmark or date or assayer, highly important to shipwreck collectors for its “cover photo” pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11038) and plated on the front and back covers of the 1974 Schulman Maravillas auction. Estimate: $2,000-up.


393. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, (1655)S, very rare. Restrepo-M40; S-C4; KM-

Thin from corrosion but with bold full pillars and shield and nicely toned all over (good contrast), in fact unique with both C and S visible to right of shield (all other specimens show just one or the other, or neither). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

10.2; CT-655. 6.59 grams.

San Miguel el Arcángel (“Jupiter wreck”), sunk in 1659 off the east coast of Florida 394. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Series

1A), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1. 21.32 grams. Broad flan with full inner details and much legend, lightly toned, but moderately corroded all over. Housed in custom plastic “slab” with tag from Jupiter Coins. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

396. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, dot-PH-dot at

top. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 11.46 grams. Full but corroded shield and

395. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(?)E. S-P37a; KM-21. 22.30 cross, nearly full king’s name and ordinal, two dates, edge-split, old

grams. Full pillars and waves peeking through sheen of dark-brown encrustation (uncleaned), moderate corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

scratch on left pillar, brownish toning all over. Pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #613 and photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville Harbor, Spain

397. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 27.03 grams. Full pillars (doubled) and cross, three dates, darkly toned

but corrosion-free, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

398. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344.

25.59 grams. Full but partially flat pillars-and-waves (doubled) and cross, three dates including full 1669 in legend, darkly toned, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

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399. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-345. 401. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-346.

26.50 grams. Full pillars-and-waves (doubled) and cross with nice lions

and castles, three dates including full 1670 in legend, darkly toned, no corrosion, edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

25.65 grams. Bold full pillars and good full cross (both well centered and not doubled), two dates, minimal corrosion, toned around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

402. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1667E, Charles II. S-P37b;

Full but off-center cross and pillars, bold date (first for this king, whose ordinal is visible in legend), lightly toned, with crude peripheries (as made), no corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #834. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-25; CT-492. 13.18 grams.

400. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-345.

26.68 grams. Nice full cross, 100% full pillars, darkly toned, no corrosion but deep edge-split, three bold mintmarks. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

403. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-493.

13.63 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with bold date, nearly full cross with second date below, darkly toned, minimal corrosion but a few spots of orange encrustation on edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

404. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-448. 405. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-342. 20.46 grams. Round flan with one full pillar and bold date, corroded

19.25 grams. Full crown and (doubled) pillars-and-waves, weaker but

and doubled all over, steel-gray toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

still full cross, two dates, corroded all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

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406. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-348. 410. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

19.17 grams. One full pillar, bold waves, nearly full cross, corroded and with large edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

17.80 grams. Smooth from corrosion but with bold full waves and full

pillars, two dates, toned around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

407. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 411. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

15.84 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-and-waves, thin from corrosion but with contrasting toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

19.57 grams. Bold full waves, doubled pillars, two dates, moderate cor-

rosion, toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

408. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 412. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

21.36 grams. Bold pillars and most of cross, large edge-split, corroded but nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

409. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E.

18.89 grams. Full pillars and bold waves, two assayers, nicely toned but corroded all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

413. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

352. 16.98 grams. Bold full waves and doubled pillars, nearly full but off-center cross, thin from corrosion but nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

17.64 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, off-center cross, two dates, corroded and with large edge-crack but toned around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

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414. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

19.90 grams. Solid but with surface corrosion all over, nicely toned,

most of pillars and cross, two dates. Estimate: $200-$300.

418. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V, rare variety with V and P transposed. S-P39; KM-26 for Type. 20.13 grams. Full pillars

with P’s at upper-right and lower-left, weak but certain V at upper-left, full cross with second date, corroded all over but toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

415. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

21.59 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves with clear date and part of second date in legend, full but doubled and off-center cross, good toning, light surface corrosion all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

419. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 20.84 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with two dates on that side, full

cross, corroded but nicely toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

416. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

420. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

18.91 grams. One choice full pillar, bold full waves, full but weaker

cross, two dates, corroded but nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

19.45 grams. Full pillars and cross and 100% full waves above clear

second date, thin from corrosion but nicely toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

417. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

22.76 grams. Small but thick and solid flan (moderate surface corrosion), bold but doubled pillars, full cross, two assayers, nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

421. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 20.43 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, weak cross, two dates, corroded.

Estimate: $200-$300.

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422. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

426. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

18.43 grams. Two bold dates, good cross and full pillars-and-waves, thin

21.31 grams. Full but off-center cross, one full pillar, corroded but nicely

from corrosion but nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

423. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

427. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

18.18 grams. Bold waves, weak (and doubled) details due to corrosion

wear, clear date and assayer. Estimate: $200-$300.

20.04 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, full but off-center cross, two dates, nice toning, moderate corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

424. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

428. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

19.68 grams. Good full pillars and cross but both doubled, two bold

19.66 grams. Choice full waves, full pillars and cross, two dates (full

dates (one in legend, the other below cross), moderately corroded but nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

425. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

429. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

12.87 grams. Very thin from corrosion but nicely toned and with full

pillars, two dates, somewhat doubled. Estimate: $200-$300.

1679 in legend), thin from corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

18.50 grams. Flat in centers but bold date below cross and two bold assayers on other side, nicely toned but thin from corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

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430. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V.

431. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-499.

S-P39; KM-26; CT-

Bold full pillars and cross, thin from corrosion but nicely toned around details. Pedigreed to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #179 and ROBCAR photo-certificate #M003653. Estimate: $200-$300. 361. 18.82 grams.

11.77 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, parts of all three dates, surface corrosion but darkly contrasting toning, edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

432. Clump of four small silver cobs embedded

in a large chunk of debris. 158.56 grams, 2-1/2” in diameter. Cupcake-sized (and -shaped) clump of oxidized

iron (lots of green over brown) with four solid cobs sticking out one end, all probably Potosí 1R, one of them at a right angle to the others and more embedded, the other three sandwiched together and showing 1677 date on one of the outer coins and 1666 date on the other, both darkly toned but apparently solid and uncorroded, a great display overall, one of the biggest clumps we have seen from this wreck. Estimate: $350-$500.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

433. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)680(L).

434. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)80(L).

S-M21;

KM-46; CT-280. 24.22 grams. Clear 80 of date, bold mintmark, most of shield and cross on a small, thick flan, minimal corrosion, toned all over. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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S-M21;

Worn thin from corrosion but with bold mintmark and clear 80 of date, decent cross with patches of toning, much flatness. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-46; CT-280. 15.63 grams.


435. Lot of seven Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles

II, assayer L (where visible). S-M21; KM-46. 150.66 grams total. All solid (better than average), some interesting shapes, several with clear oML. With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

436. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayers not visible. KM-46. 199.20 grams total. Typically worn and corroded but still fairly solid coins with most of shield and cross in evidence but no peripheral details. With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

438. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)79(L), rare.

S-M21; KM-39; CT-476. 12.13 grams. Weak but certain date, nearly full cross and shield, light surface corrosion only, interesting shape, toned all over. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #662. Estimate: $125-$200.

439. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4-2-1-1/2 reales,

437. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles Charles II, assayers not visible. II, assayers not visible. KM-46. 159.10 grams total. Typically worn and corroded but still fairly solid coins with most of shield and cross in evidence but no peripheral details. With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

78.70 grams total. Six 4R, one with partial date 167(?), with visible assayers P, G and L, some quite solid but a couple thin; plus one 2R (polished but solid), one 1R and one 1/2R (very thin from corrosion), the 1/2R rather rare as from a wreck. With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa 440. Lot of seven ducatoons of the Spanish (six) and United (one) Netherlands. 132.58 grams total. Thin and worn from corrosion

but most with readable interior details and a couple with visible dates. With certificate from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500. 441. Lot of seven ducatoons of the Spanish (six) and United (one) Netherlands. 133.95 grams total. Thin and worn from corrosion but most with readable interior details and a couple with visible dates. With certificate from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500. 442. Lot of three minors of the Spanish and Habsburg Netherlands. 16.33 grams total. Clear details despite moderate corrosion and thinning, consisting of an Antwerp (Brabant, Spanish Netherlands) half ducatoon of 1668, a Campen (Spanish Netherlands) schelling (date not visible) and a Westfriesland (United Netherlands) schelling with 1689 date. With certificate from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 443. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 169(?)V.

KM-24. 26.00 grams. Solid but somewhat weakly struck, patchy toning, three assayers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 444. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V, with weight-adjustment plug for circulation in New York City (very rare).

S-P39;

The Feversham remains the only source for cobs such as this one with obvious silver plug shot through the interior to bring up the coin’s weight to standard, this specimen also quite worn from circulation after plugging, also a bit stained but not corroded, double-struck but with all three assayers at least partially visible, split in edge. With generic certificate. Estimate: $600-$900. KM-26; CT-359. 24.70 grams.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico

445. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)713(J). S-M22; KM-47; CT-742. 19.71 grams. Thin

from corrosion but with bold full 13 of date, neat long shape, tiny black spots here and there. Estimate: $125-$200.

446. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)714J. S-M22; KM-

47; CT-743. 24.78 grams. Worn but with bold date and oMJ, full cross, most of shield and crown, uncorroded but with several patches of dark “horn silver.” Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #492. Estimate: $275-$400.

448. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.16 grams. Choice shield and cross (both nearly full), clear oMJ, minimal surface corrosion, attractively toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

447. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

Choice, uncorroded specimen with bold full oMJ, most of shield and cross (new style of 1714 onward), nicely toned all over. With generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.02 grams.

449. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

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S-M22; KM-47. 25.03 grams. Bold full oMJ, nearly full shield, weaker cross

but practically no corrosion, toned all over. Estimate: $125-$200.


453. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, ex-Posada Inn. KM-47. 24.69 grams. Solid coin but with surface corrosion combined with weak strike to make for only faintly visible shield and cross (and peripheries flat), just a few spots of color, the main attraction being the provenance, relating to an early period when Mel based his operations out of a hotel and paid for the rooms with found treasure. Pedigreed to the La Posada Inn, where Mel Fisher based his office in the 1960s, with letter from the owner of the Inn. Estimate: $150-up.

450. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, with original Kip Wagner certificate. KM-47. 24.49 grams. Interesting shape, good full shield, most of cross (new style of 1714 onward), rainbow toning near edges, light corrosion only on cross, somehow rather eye-catching. With original Real Eight Co. certificate hand-signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $350-$500.

451. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 25.67 grams. Choice cross and shield, uncorroded

454. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 24.41 grams. Solid, squarish flan with much flatness

but most of shield and cross, full denomination, minimal corrosion, lightly toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

and solid but with one corner bent and two hairline edge-splits, very attractive overall. With generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

455. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 24.68 grams. Most of shield and cross despite moder-

ate corrosion, somewhat silvery with toning in crevices. Estimate: $100-$150.

452. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible.

KM-47. 26.87 grams. Neat shape, good centers (new style of 1714 onward), no corrosion, lightly toned. With generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

456. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V,

assayer J and not visible. KM-47. 48.33 grams total. Both solid but dark as uncleaned, some of cross and shield visible on each, lightly corroded surfaces. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

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457. Denomination set of Mexican cob 8, 4, 2 and 1 reales, Philip V and Charles II, assayers not visible. 48.63 grams total.

Solid coins, darkly toned, the 8R with “horn” silver but good full cross, the 4R an interesting shape and well detailed, the 2R lightly encrusted but with full cross, and the 1R worn. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

458. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible but style of 1714-15. S-M22; KM-47. 26.24 and 25.60 grams. Interesting pair in that both show new-style shield (1714 onward, one with distinctive dot over denomination) but only one

has the new-style cross, and that cross also shows a “thumbprint” pattern (from scraping rust from a die, according to Alan Craig in Spanish Colonial Silver Coins in the Florida Collection [2000]), both solid with light surface corrosion only on the newer cross, patchy dark toning, good detail. Estimate: $250-$375.

459. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-40. 51.19 grams total. Solid coins with no corrosion, nicely toned, with nearly full shields and crosses, one with exposed area of oxidation at edge. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

460. Lot of seventeen Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers L and J (where visible), partially

cleaned. 155.83 grams total. Most corroded but several rather solid (some possibly 8R and 2R), one with bright orange encrustation and an-

other with thick crust of light gray, all mostly dark and dirty but with generally clear crosses and/or shields. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

461. Large lot of 100 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R and 1/2R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers L and J (where visible),

partially cleaned. 164.89 grams total. All dark, with light oxidation and some encrustation, but most with clear crosses and/or monograms, great for cleaning and marketing individually. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

462. Large lot of 100 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R and 1/2R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers L and J (where visible),

partially cleaned. 162.93 grams total. All dark, with light oxidation and some encrustation, but most with clear crosses and/or monograms, great for cleaning and marketing individually. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

463. Large lot of 100 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R and 1/2R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers L and J (where visible), partially cleaned. 155.05 grams total. All dark, with light oxidation and some encrustation, but most with clear crosses and/or monograms, great for cleaning and marketing individually. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

464. Large lot of 82 (+/-) Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R and 1/2R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers L and J (where visible),

partially cleaned. 129.82 grams total. All dark, with light oxidation and some encrustation, but most with clear crosses and/or monograms, great for cleaning and marketing individually. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Clumps

465. Clump of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, dark and encrusted (uncleaned). 306.8 grams total. This piece is reminiscent of lot 424 of our Auction #18, a solid “brick” of 54+/- cob 8R that hammered for $31,000, in that the coins in both clumps are stacked by twos, matched by shape and size and oriented to take up the least amount of room, not at all like the presumably haphazard jumble of a bag and more like the organized false bottom of a contraband chest. That said, some canvas imprint does remain on a few coins in this clump, which are settled (again, in twos, except for two singletons) in a fan around a central cocoon of gray-white shells and encrustation, the coins all black as uncleaned but some with details visible (one with oMJ). Clumps of this size are quite rare and high in demand. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 466. Massive, totally encrusted

clump of ten (+/-) 8 reales cobs plus rocks and large piece of iron. 1266

grams, roughly 9” x 5” x 3”. One of the largest coin clumps we have seen in decades, formed by the oxidation and cocooning of a piece of iron (known to salvagers as an “EO,” for Encrusted Object), in this case possibly part of a cannonball and barrel hoop, with obvious protrusions of coins here and there (also completely encrusted) that all seem to be 8 reales by size, all probably solid and uncorroded and possibly even bearing dates or other important details--who knows? Some small shells and rocks are also embedded, and one end of one side is coated with dusty rust. Whether left as a huge and impressive display or carefully conserved to divide into smaller clumps or individual coins, this is a premium piece that is sure to see strong bids. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

467. Heavily encrusted clump of two cob 8 reales. 80.91 grams total. Impressive lump of tan, orange and green sandy encrustation with

bits of shells embedded, completely cocooning one cob with the other cob only about 10% exposed (appears to be solid), nice little display. Estimate: $200-$300.

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468. Clump of two Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, assay-

ers not visible. 40.01 grams total. Two corrosion-worn cobs adhering

flat to each other with light encrustation in between, obscuring patch of green encrustation on one outer surface but the other with clear cross, darkly toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

Lima

469. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1700H. S-L15; KM-24; CT-246. 18.80

grams. One pillar bold and full above full waves, good but off-center cross, truncated by edge-loss, light surface corrosion as well, bold date, two assayers. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with original lot-tag #495 and photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Whydah, sunk in 1717 off Cape Cod, Massachusetts

470. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, housed in custom frame with original certificate, very

rare and desirable provenance. KM-40. 21-3/4� x 13-3/4�. Solid and apparently uncorroded specimen mounted shield-side out and typically upside-down in its own niche below a drawing of a ship model and above its original certificate signed by Barry Clifford and other company officers as from a limited release to investors by Clifford (and not intended to be re-sold), one of only five official specimens we have offered, each of which has seen aggressive bidding due to the desirability of its famous, fully established pirate provenance. Housed in custom frame with original certificate #61121 signed by Barry Clifford. Estimate: $4,000-$8,000.

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway 471. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 63 / Akerendam. KM-12.2. Full and choice details except for knight’s head (typically weak), satin-smooth surfaces, no marks. NGC #46660429-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

472. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 63 / Akerendam. KM-12.2. Muted luster, full details except for knight’s head (typically weak) and legend to right of date. NGC #46660429-002. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

473. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, PCGS MS63. KM-12.2. Bold legends and knight (except for head, which is typically weak), muted luster all over. PCGS #33553596. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

474. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, NGC MS 62. KM-12.2. Bold legend and knight (good head detail), mostly lustrous, slightly wavy in center. NGC #2602000-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000. 475. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC UNC details / environmental

damage / Akerendam. KM-12.2. Bold lettering and knight (except for weak head as usual), muted luster, traces of dark staining on reverse. NGC #46660429-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada 476. France (Poitiers mint), louis d’or, Louis XV, 1724-G, encrusted as found. KM-470.7.

6.56 grams. Interesting specimen with dark encrustation in obverse legend and most of reverse but with

bust and date fully exposed (UNC) and clear mintmark on reverse (a one-year type), small natural void in edge. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands 477. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1729. KM-7.4. 3.51 grams. Bold and well-detailed centers, good detail on knight’s head but weak to left of that, decent luster throughout (Mint State). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

478. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729R, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M24; KM-47a; CT-754. 26.74 grams. Full date and oMR, choice full cross, nearly full shield, solid and uncorroded, nicely toned. NGC #4483523-081. Estimate: $350-$500.

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479. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730G, NGC genu-

ine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M25; KM-47a; CT-759. 24.21 grams. Bold

full oMG and 17 of date, good full cross and nearly full shield, nicely toned, light to moderate surface corrosion. NGC #4483523-088. Estimate: $300-$450.

480. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-762. 26.46 grams. Bold full oMF and nearly full date (just the tops of the digits missing) on off-center obverse, full cross, light surface corrosion, nice toning. NGC #4483523-057. Estimate: $350-$500.

481. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine

/ Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.62 grams. Clear date and bold full oMF, much flatness otherwise but no visible corrosion, nicely toned. NGC #4483523-029. Estimate: $350-$500.

482. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.40 grams. Small, thick flan with bold full mintmark and 173 of date, nearly full cross, solid and uncorroded, good toning. NGC #4483523-021. Estimate: $350-$500.

483. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.42 grams. Interesting shape, bold mintmark and clear date and assayer, nearly full shield and cross, no corrosion, toned all over. NGC #4483523-059. Estimate: $350-$500.

484. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.56 grams. Bold oMF and bottom half of date on off-center obverse, nearly full cross, no corrosion, nicely toned. NGC #4483523-058. Estimate: $350-$500.

485. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 25.80 grams. Good

full shield and cross, bold mintmark and clear date, minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned. NGC #4483523-036. Estimate: $350-$500.

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486. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine 489. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (173)2F, NGC genu-

/ Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 25.30 grams. Full date

and oMF, nearly full cross, light surface corrosion, colorful toning. NGC #4483523-041. Estimate: $350-$500.

487. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure.

S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.99 grams.

Clear date and bold full oMF on off-center obverse with dark area, good full cross, minimal corrosion. NGC #4483523-042. Estimate: $350-$500.

ine / Vliegenthart Treasure (extra-thick slab).

CT-764. 25.89 grams. Bold

S-M26; KM-47a;

mintmark and full 2 of date, bold and nice but off-center cross, some surface corrosion but nicely toned. NGC #4483551-043. Estimate: $300-$450.

490. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 24.26 grams. Full date and oMF, off-center cross, light surface corrosion, a couple dark patches. NGC #4483523-018. Estimate: $300-$450.

491. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine

/ Vliegenthart Treasure.

488. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)32F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure (oversized slab). S-M26; KM-47a;

S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.12 grams. Full oMF and 17 of date, nearly full cross, no corrosion or toning. NGC #4483523-033. Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-764. 24.31 grams. Elongated flan housed in special 6-1/2� x 4-3/4� slab, with full oMF and most of cross, weak peripheries, some surface corrosion and dark encrustation on shield. NGC #4483551-031. Estimate: $300-$450.

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492. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.29 grams. Full oMF, bold 73 of date, nearly full but weak shield and cross, light surface corrosion, dark spots. NGC #4483523-037. Estimate: $300-$450.

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497. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine 493. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.32 grams. Bold

/ Vliegenthart Treasure.

Very bold oMF, nice center of cross, peripherally flat and with dark patch on obverse but no corrosion, nicely toned. NGC #4483523-022. Estimate: $300-$450. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 27.07 grams.

full oMF and clear date, good full cross, no corrosion but peripherally flat, with interesting sloping sides on obverse. NGC #4483523-072. Estimate: $300-$450.

498. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733/2F. S-M26; KMOblong flan with full date (overdate weak), nearly full shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

47a; CT-765. 25.42 grams.

494. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine / Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.20 grams. Full date and oMF (struck off-center), nice but off-center cross, light surface corrosion, toned all over. NGC #4483523-034. Estimate: $300-$450.

495. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine 499. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733F, NGC genu-

/ Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 25.50 grams. Compact flan (thick) with full date and oMF, decent full cross, localized surface corrosion, patchy toning. NGC #4483523-019. Estimate: $300-$450.

ine / Vliegenthart Treasure.

S-M26; KM-47a; CT-766. 25.83 grams.

Off-center obverse with full date and oMF as a result (somewhat weak), solid but with some surface corrosion, toned all over. NGC #4483523-077. Estimate: $300-$450.

496. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC genuine 500. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733F, NGC genuine

/ Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 25.91 grams. Clear date and oMF despite light surface corrosion and some weak strike, light uneven toning. NGC #4483523-048. Estimate: $300-$450.

/ Vliegenthart Treasure. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-766. 24.38 grams. Interesting shape, full date and oMF, nearly full shield and cross, darkly toned, some surface corrosion. NGC #4483523-085. Estimate: $300-$450.

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501. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon,

1734. KM-80. 32.25 grams. Choice, bold AU with full details, deeply

toned, no corrosion, great contrast. Housed in promotional clamshell box printed with wreck information and with generic certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

502. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734.

KM-90.1. 32.59 grams. Virtually flawless Mint State, no corrosion or damage, light steel-gray toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

503. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)25(D), (Louis I), very rare. S-M23; KM-49; CT-18. 26.54 grams. Full 2 and clear 5 of date (attributable to Louis I), most of shield and cross but peripherally flat, minimal surface corrosion, hairline edge-split, light toning and area of darker “horn silver” on cross side. With original but generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500.

505. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)30R. S-M24; KM-47a;

CT-755. 26.07 grams. Most of shield and cross (choice details), clear oMR and 30 of date, peripherally flat but no corrosion, toned in crevices. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

506. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-47a;

504. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 172(9)R. S-M24; KM-

47a; CT-754. 26.73 grams. Broad

flan with good centers (full shield and nearly full cross), clear date (except last digit) and oMR, peripheral flatness but no corrosion, toned in crevices. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

CT-755. 25.75 grams. Very bold full oMR and clear date, also nice full cross and most of shield (well detailed), minimal surface corrosion but patch of dark encrustation on cross side, toned in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

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507. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1729-30)R. S-M24; 509. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-47a. 26.85 grams. Roundish flan with 100% full shield and nearly full cross, full oMR, negligible surface corrosion but less bold than most. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-103; CT-783. 25.40 grams. AU details, weak spot near center of shield, light surface corrosion, patches of dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

510. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

508. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

AU details with light surface corrosion, toned all over but also with dark streak on shield side, old arcuate mark above crowned globes. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-103; CT-780. 25.25 grams.

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

KM-103; CT-783. 26.08 grams. Bold AU details, no toning, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

511. Signed lithograph print of the Rooswijk shipwreck of

1739, limited edition (400 copies made), by artist Ralph Curnow (2006). 15-1/2” x 12-1/4” with 12-1/4” x 9” image size. Mint

condition, full-color print showing the Rooswijk on the high seas, painted by Ralph Curnow, the brother of one of the modern salvagers of the Rooswijk, hand-numbered and signed by the artist in the margins. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $70-$100.

512. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-48; CT768. 23.45 grams. Full inner details despite light surface corrosion (mini-

mal toning), clear 17 and bottom of 33 of date. Estimate: $400-$600.

513. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

KM-103; CT-780. 25.00 grams. AU details with nice toning and only light surface corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

514. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-103; CT-791. 24.40 grams. AU details but with light to moderate corrosion and lots of dark “horn silver,” a couple spots of minor rim-loss. With original but generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

515. Denomination set of 8-4-2-1-1/2 reales, various mints and dates (where visible), in custom plastic display. Total pack-

age: 370 grams, 6” x 8” x 1/2”. Promotional set printed with wreck and coin information, the coins in typical condition (solid but lightly to moderately corroded) in a mix of mints and dates, as follows: 8R Potosí 1726(Y); 4R Potosí 1727Y; 2R Mexico Philip V; 1R Potosí1732M; 1/2R Mexico Philip V. With certificate and booklet. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

516. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF,

517. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF.

Choice AU details with mostly satin-smooth fields, minimal localized surface corrosion, attractively toned, scarce and popular second date of “pillar dollar” coinage. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

corrosion all over, very light toning. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

small crown.

KM-103; CT-776. 26.25 grams.

KM-103; CT-791. 22.46 grams. Bold AU details but with moderate surface

518. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. KM-103; CT-795. 26.53 grams. Virtually corrosion-free AU

with attractive toning all over, adjustment marks on part of shieldside rim, couple spots of corrosion on edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

Unidentified ca.-1750 wreck off Montevideo, Uruguay 519. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1746MF. CT143; KM-148. 26.99 grams. AU

with grainy surface on obverse from immersion effects, two spots of rim damage on that side as well but reverse well preserved and showing remaining luster. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 520. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J. CT-72;

UNC with luster around reverse details, encrustation in crevices, light scratches inside SEQUOR, better than average strike (minimal central weakness). Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #113 and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

KM-3. 27.03 grams.

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521. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-360. 19.19 grams.

Full pillars and cross, with clear date and three assayers, but worn from corrosion and unevenly toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

522. Large lot of 50 Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) copper duits, 1752. KM-152.2. 140.08 grams total. Choice

specimens with full details, no corrosion, nicely toned, the best available from this wreck. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 523. Large lot of 50 Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) copper duits, 1752. KM-152.2. 143.34 grams total. Choice specimens with full details, no corrosion, nicely toned, the best available from this wreck. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 524. Lot of 14 Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) copper duits, 1752. KM-152.2. 38.55 grams total. Nice specimens with generally full details, some thinning and encrustation from corrosion. With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

HMS Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada 525. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754MM,

crowns alike, very rare variety. KM-104.1; CT-334. 25.38 grams. XF details with light surface corrosion, faint tan toning, the very rare variety (Gilboy M-8-28, R3) clear and certain and sure to be of interest to specialists. With original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $500-$750.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada The Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection

526. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1728-A. KM-486.1. 527. France (Toulouse mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1728-M. KM26.90 grams. VF details (centers clear, legends weaker) with light surface

corrosion, dark toning, old adjustment scratches on bust. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

486.13. 23.81 grams. Moderate surface corrosion (particularly on obverse) but reverse details clear, including date and mintmark (scarce mint), lightly toned. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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528. France (Montpelier mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1728-N. KM- 531. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1729-A. KM-486.1. 486.14. 27.56 grams. Intact XF with minimal surface corrosion, nice light toning, nearly full rims, scarce mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

27.33 grams. Choice XF with deep toning, minimal surface corrosion (plus some spots on rims), better than most from this wreck. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

529. France (Riom mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1728-O. KM-486.15. 532. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1729, mintmark 28.16 grams. F/VF details but minimal corrosion and contrasting ton-

ing, bold legends, scarce mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

ampersand. KM-486.27. 26.96 grams. VF/XF with light (surfaces) to moderate (rims) corrosion, uneven toning, dark patch in center of reverse, scarce mint, With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

530. France (Pau mint in the province of Bearn), ecu, Louis

XV, 1728, mintmark cow. KM-487. 27.91 grams. Deeply toned XF with bold details, minimal corrosion (at rims only), old adjustment scratches on bust, choice specimen from this wreck. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

533. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1730-K. KM-

486.11. 28.03 grams. VF/XF with particularly bold legends, minimal corrosion, patchy toning (some dark areas). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

534. France (Dijon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1730-P. KM-486.16.

27.93 grams. Bold VF/XF, minimal surface corrosion (obverse rim weak), light patchy toning, scarce mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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535. France (Rennes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1730, mintmark 9. KM-486.26. 27.30 grams. Bold XF with minimal corrosion but some

dark patches, partially crude rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

536. France (Pau mint in the province of Bearn), ecu, Louis

XV, 1730, mintmark cow. KM-487. 27.13 grams. Choice VF/XF with weak centers but bold legends, deeply contrasting toning, no corrosion except on small part of reverse rim, much better than most from this wreck. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

538. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-K. KM-

486.11. 27.42 grams. VF/XF with light surface corrosion, mostly toned.

With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150$225.

539. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-L.

KM486.12. 27.42 grams. VF obverse with very light surface corrosion, bold

and uncorroded XF reverse, toned all over. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

537. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-A. KM-486.1. 540. France (Riom mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-O. KM-486.15.

28.00 grams. AU details with very light surface corrosion, light toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

27.89 grams. VF/XF with patchy toning, minimal corrosion, large old X-scratch on reverse, scarce date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

541. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1732-K. KM-486.11.

27.37 grams. VF/XF with weak centers and heavy adjustment marks on reverse but nicely toned and with bold legends, minimal corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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542. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1732-L.

545. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733-L.

KM-

KM-

Solid (uncorroded) XF/AU with uneven toning, heavy adjustment marks at bottom of bust and corresponding weak spot on other side. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

VF/XF with light surface corrosion all over, lowcontrast toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

486.12. 28.05 grams.

486.12. 27.07 grams.

543. France (Pau mint in the province of Bearn), ecu, Louis

546. France (Toulouse mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733-M. KM-

XV, 1732, mintmark cow. KM-487. 27.26 grams. Bold AXF with nicely contrasting toning and minimal surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

486.13. 28.34 grams. Choice specimen with AU- details all over, minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

544. France (Rouen mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733-B. KM-486.3.

27.91 grams. XF with light surface corrosion on obverse only (nice

reverse), lightly toned, scarce date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

547. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1734-A. KM-486.1.

28.15 grams. Low-contrast XF+ with minimal surface corrosion, small old marks (now black) on reverse. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

548. France (Lyon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1734-D. KM-486.6.

27.37 grams. Slightly oblong XF with patchy toning, light surface cor-

rosion and minor rim-loss. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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549. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1734-K. KM- 552. France (Rennes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1735, mintmark 486.11. 28.02 grams. Intact flan (virtually no corrosion, good rims) with

deep (low-contrast) toning all over, XF/AU. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

550. France (Perpignan mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1735-Q.

XF with satin-smooth surfaces, bold details, minor corrosion on rims only, scarce date for the mint, choice for this wreck. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250. KM-486.17. 27.96 grams.

9. KM-486.26. 28.14 grams. Broad-flan VF/XF with spots of light toning,

minimal surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

553. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-K. KM-

486.11. 28.09 grams. VF/AU with minimal surface corrosion but uneven toning, clear date and mintmark (very scarce date for the mint). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

551. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1735, mintmark am- 554. France (Riom mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-O. KM-486.15.

persand. KM-486.27. 28.13 grams. XF+/AU with sharp details, minimal surface corrosion, uneven toning, rim-nick on obverse. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

28.41 grams. XF/AU with practically no corrosion but with patch of dark encrustation on part of edge, good toning, rare (low-mintage) date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

555. France (Dijon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-P.

KM-48616.

27.45 grams. Low-contrast XF+ with light surface corrosion on obverse

only, also odd cracking above head, light toning, rare date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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556. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736, mintmark ampersand. KM-486.27. 27.65 grams. Deeply toned XF+ with light surface corrosion on obverse only, slightly crude rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

559. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1737, mintmark ampersand. KM-486.27. 27.93 grams. Lightly struck AU with hints of

luster but uneven toning and generally low contrast, minimal surface corrosion, no rims, old adjustment scratches on both sides (large X on obverse). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

557. France (Rouen mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1737-B. KM-486.3.

27.93 grams. VF/XF with bold legends but low-contrast toning (dark patch on reverse), minimal surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

560. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-A. KM-486.1.

28.26 grams. Well-detailed XF/AU with bold legends, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over but darker on part of obverse. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

558. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1737-K. KM-

486.11. 27.74 grams. XF with bold legends and rims, light toning (small

black spot on reverse), very light surface corrosion, a couple of small old marks in fields on obverse. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

561. France (Strasbourg mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-BB.

Choice XF/AU with practically no corrosion, parts of rims crude, uneven toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-486.3. 28.63 grams.

562. France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-H.

KM-486.9. 28.16 grams. XF with weakly struck centers (both with heavy adjustment marks), very light surface corrosion, slightly crude rims, light toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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563. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-K. KM- 566. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1743,

486.11. 28.46 grams. XF/AU with bold legends, minimal localized surface corrosion, uneven toning (mostly nice). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

564. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-L.

KM486.12. 26.78 grams. Crude from very weak centers, light surface corro-

mintmark ampersand.

Dav-1331; KM-512.26. 27.75 grams. Superb specimen with bold AU- details, minimal surface corrosion and only minor rim-loss, nicely toned. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

567. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1744,

sion and patches of dark encrustation, crude rims (bruise on obverse), but still solid overall. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

mintmark ampersand. Dav-1331; KM-512.26. 28.05 grams. AU- with bold bust, minimal surface corrosion, faint toning around details only, choice. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

565. France (Nantes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1738-T. KM-486.20.

27.97 grams. XF with bold legends, minimal surface corrosion, mostly toned, slightly off-center strike. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

568. France (Montpelier mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust),

1747-N. Dav-1331; KM-512.14. 27.81 grams. XF+ with light surface corrosion and uneven dark toning, spots of dark encrustation. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

569. France (Pau mint in the province of Bearn), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1747, mintmark cow. Dav-1331A; KM-518. 27.68

grams. XF/AU with hints of luster, minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned with small dark patches. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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570. France (Pau mint in the province of Bearn), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1748, mintmark cow. Dav-1331A; KM-518. 28.16 grams. Bold XF+ with heavy adjustment marks on head and correspond-

ing weak spot on reverse, no corrosion, light toning with dark spots in obverse legend. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

La Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

571. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-A. KM-486.1. 28.10 grams. Bold AU- details with minimal surface corrosion and deep

gunmetal toning throughout, full details and rims. With certificate and tag #VIC-004-P0347 from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

572. France (Toulouse mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-M. KM-

486.13. 28.77 grams. Fully detailed XF+ (bold) with minimal corrosion on surfaces and rims, deep gunmetal toning throughout, choice. With certificate and tag #VIC-004-P075 from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana

573. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF, NGC El Cazador / genuine. KM-106.2; CT-933. Deeply toned XF details with minimal corrosion, parts of rims weak. NGC #3500481-108. Estimate: $125-$200.

574. Lot of two clumps of bust 8 reales (three coins each) and four individual bust 8 reales. 226.37 grams total. Partially cleaned and generally moderately corroded and mostly dark, the individual coins with some visible details and the two clumps solid and sturdy. (Image reduced.) Estimate: $400-$600. 575. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8R (three) and 2R (one), Charles III, dates not visible. 63.91 grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded specimens (the 2R thin and missing piece of edge) but with generally clear details, the reverse of each 8R in fact quite strong. With small promotional certificates (name of wreck not mentioned). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200. 116


Faithful Steward, sunk in 1785 off Delaware 576. Great Britain (London, England), gold half guinea, George III, 1781. Sp-3734; KM-605.

4.16 grams. Well-detailed AU with slightly grainy surfaces from either sandwashing or old polishing (or both), rare provenance known for copper coins but not gold (this being the first example we have seen). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Halsewell, sunk in 1786 off Dorset, England 577. Great Britain (London, England), guinea, George III, 1766, rare provenance.

AXF with hint of luster, minor scratches, overall rather presentable and desirable for its shipwreck origin (available for a short time about four years ago but now unobtainable). With certificate from the salvager (Colin Hobbs), and pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #116. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Sp-3727; KM-600. 8.24 grams.

Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

578. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783MI. KM-78; 579. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, Bold AU details with nice light toning, minimal surface corrosion (mostly on rims), much better than most from this wreck. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-865. 25.72 grams.

1785FM. KM-106.2a; CT-937. 24.33 grams. AU- details with light surface corrosion but nice toning, bold rims. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

580. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1786FM. KM-106.2a; CT-939. 24.09 grams. XF+ details with light surface corrosion all over, nicely toned, heavy adjustment marks on bust. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England 581. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 25.48

grams. Full pillars and cross (the latter off-center), two dates, minimal corrosion, dark toning on fields, edge-split. Estimate: $175-$250.

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582. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 583. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 25.09 grams. Full but weak pillars (slightly doubled) and cross, bold

date below cross, two assayers and three mintmarks, typically worn from light corrosion, low contrast. With generic certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

24.57 grams. Darkly toned (uncleaned), with some bold areas but random flatness, slightly doubled on both sides, two dates on pillars side including 1679 in legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

HMS Lutine, sunk in 1799 off West Frisia, Netherlands

584. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional 586. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transi(bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789PR. KM-64; CT-710. 25.29 grams. Broad flan, low-contrast AU details (no toning) with very light

surface corrosion, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $200-$300.

tional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM-107; CT-

681. 25.45 grams. Bold but low-contrast AU (no toning) with minimal

surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

585. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789DA, rare. KM-42; CT-146.

587. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV tran-

minimal surface corrosion, rare type from a scarce wreck. Estimate: $500-$750.

(just small spots of toning). Estimate: $200-$300.

25.15 grams. AU details, boldly struck but low in contrast (no toning),

sitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1790FM. KM-108; CT-683. 25.97 grams. Nice AU, practically no corrosion but low contrast

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588. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV tran- 590. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM. sitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790FM. KM-107; CT-682. 24.82 grams. AU details, minimal surface corrosion, no toning.

Estimate: $200-$300.

589. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM.

KM-109; CT-684. 25.17 grams. AU details, minimal surface corrosion on

reverse only, a few small dark spots but otherwise non-toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-109; CT-684. 25.76 grams. AU details, minimal surface corrosion, a few areas of dark encrustation remaining. Estimate: $200-$300.

591. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust

of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791IJ. KM-87; CT-643. 25.01 grams.

Broad flan, AU details, minimal surface corrosion, low contrast. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Pitch Barrel wreck,” sunk in the early 1800s in the Caribbean 592. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794IJ. KM-101; CT-11.

26.93 grams. AU+ with lustrous reverse but slightly grainy obverse displaying small bits of black pitch here and there, substantiating the provenance, reportedly salvaged by Art McKee under mysterious circumstances in 1938. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Lady Burgess, sunk in 1806 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 593. Great Britain (London, England), gold guinea, George III (third head, 1765-73), date not visible. Sp-3727; KM-600. 7.56 grams. VF/XF with part of reverse rim worn lightly damaged

from sea action, rare provenance for gold. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #156 and Sedwick certificate from 2001, and pedigreed to the Sotheby’s (London) auction of December 2000 (lot #485). Estimate: $400-$600.

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“Guatemala wreck,� sunk ca. 1807 in the northern Caribbean

594. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1745MF.

596. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795M.

KM-53;

KM-103; CT-798. 26.13 grams. Very bold and crisply detailed AU- with no

corrosion, beautifully toned, but with large, neat hole at top (applied prior to sinking), next to rim-gouge on obverse. Estimate: $175-$250.

Richly rainbow-toned AU with luster where not corroded, rest of coin with light surface corrosion (darker color), particularly on parts of rims. Estimate: $175-$250.

595. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J, space

597. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805TH.

between 7 and 5 in date. KM-18; CT-293. 25.90 grams. Deeply toned

XF/AU with virtually no corrosion but some minor rim damage, scarce type as from a wreck. Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-625. 25.66 grams.

AU with deep but uneven toning and underlying luster, localized encrustation but no corrosion to speak of. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-109; CT-703. 25.87 grams.

598. Encrusted clump of six Spanish colonial bust 8 reales (probably Mexico or Guatemala, Charles IV). 152.73 grams total.

Excellent display consisting of fairly solid coins in orangish-white sandy encrustation with tiny shell bits, one coin with fully exposed Charles IV obverse and one coin 1/3 exposed, the rest completely cocooned. Estimate: $500-$750.

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599. Encrusted clump of three Spanish colonial

bust 8 reales (probably Mexico or Guatemala, Charles IV). 107.51 grams total. Fallen stack of coins

with top and bottom coins only partially exposed, with top of Charles IV head showing on one and lustrous reverse partially exposed on the other, the rest completely cocooned in orangish-white sandy encrustation with small piece of rusty iron at one end, an attractive display to be sure. Estimate: $300-$450.

Cabalva, sunk in 1818 off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

600. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1813JJ. KM-111; CT-551. 24.50 grams. XF details with nicely contrasting

toning, light surface corrosion all over. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

601. Lot of ten Spanish and Spanish colonial bust 8 reales,

602. Madrid, Spain, 20 reales, Joseph Napoleon, 1811AI,

small eagle. KM-551.2; CT-29. 24.79 grams. XF/AU with nice toning, light surface corrosion (parts of rims affected), dark patches at top. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

various kings, various mints and dates (where visible). 193.89 grams total. Moderate wear and corrosion but all with clear busts and shields, half with clear dates, all three kings represented (Charles III, Charles IV and Ferdinand VII). With generic certificates from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

Fame, sunk in 1822 off South Africa

603. Mysore, India, gold pagoda, Haidar Ali (1761-82). KM-15. 3.43 grams. Bold AU with hint of reddish toning, thick and round as usual, once available but now scarce as from this wreck. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #160 and Sedwick certificate from 1998. Estimate: $500-$750. 121


S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico 604. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1805TH, NGC shipwreck effect / SS New York. KM-91; CT-1000. Fine with significant luster but dull in areas of light surface corrosion, no toning. NGC #3455823-073. Estimate: $200-$300.

605. Set of three USA (New Orleans mint) half dollars seated Liberty,

1843-O, 1844-O and 1845-O, in a wooden case, all NGC shipwreck effect / SS New York. Entire set: 597 grams, 5” x 10-1/2” x 1-1/2”. The 1843 with

somewhat hazy surfaces, the 1844 a little less so, but the 1845 rather sharp and partially lustrous, albeit with corrosion under dark toning around edge, nicely matched set. Estimate: $600-$900.

606. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1840, encased in Lucite with a brass button, a brass tack, a brass

ring, an encrusted coin (black) and some shells. 499 grams, 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” x 2”. The main coin with UNC details but areas of edge lost to corrosion, the other coin completely cocooned in black oxidation, the three brass pieces all more or less intact, overall a neat promotional display, surely worth more than the sum of its parts. With wooden stand and box, plus original, hand-signed certificate of authenticity #08-362. Estimate: $400-$600.

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 607. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821RG.

KM-111.5; CT-697. 25.26 grams. XF details with weak centers, minimal surface corrosion, bold rims, very light toning, unusual type (War of Independence) as from a shipwreck. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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“Fort Capron treasure,” sunk in 1857, east coast of Florida 608. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1856-S, NGC UNC details / sea salvaged. Slightly grainy as usual but with underlying luster and

faint coppery toning, just a few bagmarks only, the known provenance not stated on label due to unofficial salvage and nature of the loss (fallen overboard from a small boat). NGC #3509768-003. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #307. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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

609. Santiago, Chile, 50 centavos, 1855, in Global Certifica-

tion Services capsule.

Lustrous XF/AU with tiny bits of toning and minor bagmarks and hairlines but no shipwreck damage or corrosion. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-128.

610. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1856-S,

PCGS Certified / S.S. Central America Treasure (gold label).

Nice luster, bagmarks as usual but not too much “shipwreck effect” (UNC details), hints of toning, popular provenance. Note the 1856S is scarcer than the 1857-S as from this shipwreck. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #251. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

611. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 612. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty,

1856-O, doubled “56,” NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic.

Some pre-sinking wear evident on Liberty but well-detailed with clearly visible doubled 56 in the date, better reverse with some original luster remaining. NGC #1797931-012. With original salvager’s certificate and “SS Republic: 1853-1865” DVD. Estimate: $300-$450.

1859-O, NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic. Nice AU, light

saltwater corrosion on surfaces, good details and lustrous appearance. NGC #1793379-221. Estimate: $350-$500.

613. USA (New Orleans mint), 50 cents seated Liberty, 1860-

O, US issue, NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic. Surfaces alternating from lustrous to matte from corrosion, clearly UNC when sunk, all details strong. NGC #1831030-195. Estimate: $400-$600.

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614. Set of three USA (New Orleans mint) half dollar seated Liberty, 1860-O (United States issue), 1861-O W-8 (Louisiana issue) and 1861-O W-14 (Confederate issue), in a wooden set, all NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic. 10-1/2” x 7-1/4” x

2-1/2”. 1860-O: Fully detailed UNC though with moderate saltwater corrosion, NGC #1794482-099. 1861-O W-8: UNC with great luster and decent surfaces, light marks and saltwater corrosion, NGC #1797708-015. 1861-O W-14: UNC with very light corrosion, clear die crack bisecting date and die clash details below left arm, NGC #1797007-009. With original certificate from the salvagers and promoters listing the NGC numbers of each coin, all housed in an elegant wooden box with printed slipcase with DVD. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

615. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue (die W-07), encapsulated NGC shipwreck effect (A) AU / SS Republic. Choice AU with very minimal signs of saltwater corrosion, significant luster. NGC #1798298-088. With salvager’s certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

616. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1862, encapsulated NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic.

Slightly hazy appearance from light corrosion but with strong details remaining, particularly on the eagle, a very rare date (only 137 recovered) from the S.S. Republic. Q. David Bowers reports in “The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection” that “just 489 coins range between 1831-52 (1%), with the majority of 41,671 spanning the years 1853-61 (88.2%), with the greatest peaks in volume evident for the years 1858 (9,587) and 1861 (14,158). A sharp decline is witnessed for the period 1862-65, which is represented by just 338 issues (0.7%), of course reflecting disruptions in production and circulation during the American Civil War (1861-65).” A table in the report shows that just 185 halves from 1862 were recovered: 137 from the Philadelphia mint and 48 from the San Francisco mint. NGC #1797743-011. With salvager’s certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

617. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1863, NGC shipwreck effect / SS Republic. Excellent condition

with very minimal corrosion on the brilliant, lustrous surfaces. Also, this coin is a very rare date from this wreck with only 82 examples found, as reported in “The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection” by Q. David Bowers (see previous lot), which gives a figure of just 91 halves from 1863: 82 from the Philadelphia mint and 9 from the San Francisco mint. NGC #1794471-013. With salvager’s certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, south of England 618. Sydney, Australia (under Great Britain), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young bust),

1875-S, arms reverse, rare type. Sp-3862B; KM-5. 3.98 grams. Choice AU+ with minimal marks, muted luster and light patches of red-orange encrustation, numismatically rare but also a scarce wreck. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

619. Melbourne, Australia (under Great Britain), gold sovereign, Victoria (young bust),

1872-M, horse reverse. Sp-3857; KM-7. 7.97 grams. Basically UNC but with slightly grainy surfaces from salvage and wispy X scratch across queen’s bust, muted luster, desirable first date of Melbourne mint, scarce provenance. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

620. Melbourne, Australia (under Great Britain), gold sovereign, Victoria (young bust),

1877-M, horse reverse. Sp-3857; KM-7. 7.98 grams. Slightly grainy UNC with very light marks only, scarce provenance. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $600-$900.

Egypt, sunk in 1922 off Ushant, France 621. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, George V, 1911, in original box from 1932. Sp-3996; KM-820. 7.96 grams. Bold AU with copper spots and small streaks, bagmarks and rim-nicks, mostly lustrous, the 2-1/2” square box intact and well preserved but with sprung hinge. Housed in original Lloyd’s of London box from 1932 with small certificate signed by the Chairman. Estimate: $600-$900.

Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts

622. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935C, serial T20400663D, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS

Currency capsule and promotional case, grade “A.” Entire case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2-1/2”. Scarcer series as from the Andrea Doria with only 68 notes recovered and almost never seen on the market. Light degradation around upper left corner. Scattered light staining but original paper quality with good color. PCGS #80016841. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvager’s certificate and promotional DVD entitled “S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure.” Estimate: $300-$450.

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623. American Express $10 traveler’s cheque, 19XX (1950s), serial F37-011-833, signed by survivor (June) Swanson, sal-

vaged from the Andrea Doria (1956). Entire case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2-1/2”. Recovered from a safe found on the Andrea Doria by a team led by department store heir Peter Gimbel and his wife Elga Anderson in 1981. Although the ink has long since faded away, the original owner’s name, (June) Swanson, is still visible in the rust stain area at the bottom. She boarded the vessel in Naples, Italy and survived the accident. Some corrosion around the outer edges due to saltwater immersion, small patch of well-preserved paper in middle. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvager’s certificate and promotional DVD entitled “S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure.” Estimate: $500-$750.

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Coin Jewelry Gold Cobs

Bogotá, Colombia

627. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer D, mounted cross-side out in flat 18K bezel with anchor accent at bottom and small sapphire in bail.

624. Bogotá, Colombia, cob

1 escudo, Philip V, assayer M, mounted cross-side out in 18K twisted-wire gold bezel with shackle bail. 6.83 grams total. Choice

full cross-and-tressure, full but offcenter shield with most of king’s name bold outside of assayer M, AU+. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

7.99 grams total. Small-flan XF with nearly full cross showing light encrustation, edge-split. The coin pedigreed to our Auction #17 (lot #84), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Seville, Spain

625. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer B below denomination and mintmark S to left, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail.

World Gold Coins Portugal

628. Lisbon, Portugal, 400

12.21 grams total. Nice full cross-and-tressure with prominent compass ring around center, good full shield with bold mintmark and assayer, partial date to right (1593 or 1595), AU. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

reis, João V, 1738, mounted cross-sided out in 18K gold ring (size 9-3/4) with 32 diamonds. 11.17 grams total. Red-toned AU, choice cross. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

626. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II or III, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel on silver money clip. 43.28 grams total. Bold full cross, close to AU but of course the shield side cannot be seen. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

629. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1788M, mounted bust-side out in 18K gold bezel with shackle bail. 12.61 grams total. Choice XF+ with light red toning all over. With

photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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630. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1795MF, 631. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1820GJ, mounted bust-side out in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 18.68 grams total. Lustrous AU+, light yellow color. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

mounted portrait-side out in peened-flat 18K gold bezel. 19.39 grams total. Lustrous AU- with tiny punch above head and rim-bruise at bottom of reverse. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Shipwreck Coins

Santiago, sunk in 1585 off Mozambique, Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, east of Africa Florida

632. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left (oMO), ex-Santiago (1585), mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 20.72 grams total. Bold full cross and shield (XF details) with nice toning and no corrosion but flan-flaw at bottom of cross. From the Santiago (1585). Estimate: $350-$500.

633. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer B (5th period), ex-Atocha (1622), Grade 1, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 32.08 grams total. Good full

cross and shield, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion, thick and heavy but probably lightly shaved to conform to bezel. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #191006. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

634. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, ex-Atocha (1622),

Grade 2, mounted cross-side out in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail plus conquistador head embellishment at bottom right. 35.75 grams total. Good full cross,

most of shield with peripheral corrosion and edge-loss. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #187144. Estimate: $600-$900.

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635. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, ex-Atocha (1622),

Grade 2, mounted cross-side out in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail plus pirate head embellishment in center. 41.10 grams total. Full cross-and-tressure with flat

center (where pirate head is placed), bottoms of digits of date visible, full (but also centrally flat) shield with bold P+T and denomination, no corrosion, toned in crevices. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #199679 (coin date not stated on certificate). Estimate: $600-$900.

636. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in thin-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 31.45 grams total. Full cross and shield, clear P+T and bold denomination, some weak areas but no corrosion, toned in crevices. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #213456. Estimate: $600-$900.

637. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, ex-Atocha (1622), Grade 2, mounted cross-side out in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail plus pirate head embellishment near bottom right. 36.37 grams total. Broad flan with full cross, full but off-center shield with odd depression (as made), no corrosion but low contrast. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #100399. Estimate: $500-$750.

638. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, ex-Atocha (1622), Grade 2 (tag and certificate missing), mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 35.47 grams total. Full

cross and shield, no corrosion. From the Atocha (1622). Estimate: $350-$500.

639. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 2, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted in twisted-wire sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail and ship’s helm embellishment at bottom. 18.44 grams total. Full but lightly corroded cross and shield. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #159512. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

640. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL (curved leg), ex-Atocha (1622), Grade 1 (tag and certificate missing), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 10.91 grams total. Choice full cross and shield, no cor-

rosion, toned around details. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher #268373. Estimate: $500-$750.

643. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P,

ex-Concepción (1641), mounted cross-side out in thin, open, flat 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 26.85 grams total. Very broad flan with full cross and nearly full shield, clear oMP, peripherally flat, toned all over. From the Concepción (1641). Estimate: $300-$450.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 641. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL (curved leg), ex-Atocha (1622), Grade 2 (tag and certificate missing), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 10.52 grams total. Nice full cross and shield enhanced

by dark toning around details, bold P-B, light surface corrosion all over. From the Atocha (1622), Fisher #268320. Estimate: $400-$600.

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

644. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at top, ex-Capitana (1654), mounted cross-side out in heavy 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 41.12 grams total. Solid, uncorroded specimen with full cross and pillars, low contrast. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $400-$600.

642. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619T, ex-São José

(1622), mounted in heavy twisted-wire sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and studs in bail. 42.83 grams total. Bold date, good full cross and shield, lightly toned, uncorroded and very solid for this wreck, the mount itself very imposing and heavy. From the São José (1622), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Ba- Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida hama Island

648. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (1714J), from the 645. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer

not visible, ex-Maravillas (1656), mounted cross-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with galleon embellishment on back, 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 22.10 grams total. Bold full cross but periphery flat (other side not visible), light surface corrosion, light toning. From the Maravillas (1656), with Marex tag #91-4R-0659. Estimate: $150-$225.

“Sicily wreck,” sunk ca. 1667 off Geta, Sicily, Italy

1715 Fleet, mounted in 14K men’s gold ring (size 10) with Jerusalem cross and crowned-fleur designs on sides. 23.54 grams total. Full but slightly off-center cross-and-tressure, nice shield and crown on inside of ring, UNC details. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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

646. Tassarollo, Italian

States, luigino, 1666-A, ex-Sicily wreck (ca. 1667) mounted portrait-side out in thin, twisted wire 18K gold bezel. 4.42 grams

total. Choice full detail on

both sides, which consists of a portrait of the ruler’s wife on obverse and three fleurs-de-lis in a crowned shield on the reverse (modeled after a popular French coin of the time), lightly rainbow-toned and corrosion-free. The coin from an unidentified ca.-1667 wreck off Geta, Sicily, Italy, pedigreed to the Thomas Gray collection and formerly displayed at the ANA Money Museum’s “Treasures of the Deep” exhibit (2014-15), also pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #617) and to our Auction #19 (lot #480). Estimate: $200-$300.

649. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted cross-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail and pirate face embellishment at bottom. 12.53 grams total. Full but off-center cross, full crown above most of shield, light surface corrosion all over. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $125-$200.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador 647. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E post-transitional, 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Consolación (1681), mounted in flat 18K gold bezel. S-P37a;

KM-13; CT-1052. 5.04 grams total.

Small flan due to edge corrosion, full cross and pillars-and-waves, toned in crevices. The coin from the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR photo-certificate #MO15067, and pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #398). Estimate: $300-$450.

650. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1707R, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted pillars-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail and pirate face embellishments at bottom. 12.38 grams total. Choice full pillars,

off-center cross, light to moderate surface corrosion, nicely toned. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $150-$225.

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

651. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1739V, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.96 grams total. Oval flan (pos-

sibly rounded to conform to bezel), good cross, full pillars, practically no corrosion. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $125-$200.

655. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF,

ex-Hollandia (1743), mounted shield-side out in sterling silver bezel with ornate bail and edge engraved with TREASURE FROM “HOLLANDIA” SUNK 1743. 31.13 grams total.

652. Pair of silver-cob 2 reales (Lima, 1739, pillars-side out,

and Potosí 1701, cross-side out), ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted in heavy silver cufflink-bezels with 14K gold prongs. 18.23 grams total. Both coins with light corrosion but clear

AU- details with light to moderate surface corrosion all over, nicely toned, the bezel believed to be from a 1970s promotion. From the Hollandia (1743). Estimate: $200-$300.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

details, nicely matched in terms of size and shape. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $250-$375.

656. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1869, die 7, ex-Douro (1882), mounted obverse out in 18K gold bezel with wide-diameter bail. 13.51

653. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1683V, ex-Princess Louisa

(1743), aligned axis, mounted in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 8.25 grams total. Moderately

grams total. UNC with muted luster, slightly grainy surfaces. From the Douro (1882), with original Spink auction lot card and flyer. Estimate: $500-$750.

corroded but with bold full pillars and cross, nicely toned. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $150-$225.

654. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip V, date and assayer not visible, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail.

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8.18 grams total. Good full cross

despite moderate corrosion, compact flan. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $100-$150.

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Silver Cobs

Mexico City, Mexico

660. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer G, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 11.52 grams total. Nice full cross, nearly full shield with bold assayer, peripherally flat, VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

657. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, mounted cross-side out in thick sterling silver bezel with sterling silver prongs and galleon embellishment on back, 14K gold shackle bail. 29.35 grams total. Full but weakly struck cross, flat periphery (other side not visible), Fine. Estimate: $100-$150.

661. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to

left, mintmark oM to right (O-oM), aligned axis, mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.56 grams total. Nice full

shield and cross, full legends, VF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

658. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, mounted cross-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs, shackle bail and pirate face embellishment at top right. 22.32 grams total. Nearly full cross

and shield, denomination dot-4-dot, Fine with toning in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

662. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Meseta Central, mounted crossside out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 6.73 grams total. Nearly full

cross and shield, Fine, cute diamond shape. From the “Meseta Central hoard,” with photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

663. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer O to left, mintmark M to right, mounted cross-side out in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with emerald. 6.01 grams 659. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

ries,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), mounted pillars-side out in thin-wire 14K gold bezel. 7.95 grams total.

AVF with weak areas, full legends, light toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

total. Broad flan with choice

full cross, monogram with bold assayer, nearly full legends, AXF with deep edge-crack. Emerald in bail is 3mm AAA. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Lima, Peru

664. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1707H, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with dolphin embellishment at bottom left, thin loop at top with jump-ring. 5.16 grams

total. Full but low-contrast cross and pillars, VF, two dates. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

Potosí, Bolivia

667. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, ex-

“Panama hoard” (ca. 1629), mounted cross-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with silver prongs, 14K gold shackle bail and pirate face embellishment at bottom. 25.58 grams total.

Choice full shield, full but off-center cross, low-contrast VF. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $100-$150.

668. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer R to left, mintmark P to right, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail.

4.24 grams total. Choice full cross,

665. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible (late 1620s), quadrants of cross transposed, ex-“Panama hoard” (ca. 1629), mounted cross-side out in heavy sterling silver bezel with gold prongs and freely moving bail. 41.64

grams total. Full but weakly struck cross and shield with traces of typical orange sediment in crevices, Fine overall. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $250-$375.

good crown above partially flat monogram with clear assayer and mintmark, AVF with dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $100-$150.

669. Potosí, Bolivia,

cob 2 reales, 1660E, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel.

11.44 grams total. Nice full

pillars-and-waves, full but slightly off-center cross, parts of all three dates, two assayers and three mintmarks, VF with toning around details. The coin pedigreed to our Auction #19 (lot #1021), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Historic Coins Ancient Greek

666. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (late 1620s), ex-“Panama hoard” (ca. 1629), mounted cross-side out in sterling silver bezel with gold prongs and freely moving bail. 39.90 grams total. Bold assayer, good full cross and shield, VF with typical orange sediment in crevices. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $250-$375.

670. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 BC, “owl,”

mounted in twisted-wire sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with sapphire. 23.30 grams total. Choice full owl and Athena, XF+ with light toning and muted luster, faint old graffiti to right of owl. Sapphire in bail is 3mm AAA. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Ancient Roman

671. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, ca. 280 BC, “boy on dolphin,” mounted in sterling silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail with sapphire. 12.59 grams total.

Nice full dolphin and horse, lightly toned XF with muted luster. Sapphire in bail is 3mm AAA. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

675. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Antestius Gragulus, 136 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait-side out in double-ring 14K gold bezel with diamond in bail 9.75 grams total. Well-

detailed XF with luster and very faint toning. Diamond in bail is 0.10 carat SI2. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

676. Roman Republic,

AR denarius, Q. Minucius Rufus, 122 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait side out in 18K gold bezel with shackle bail. Minucia 1; BMC Italy 464; Syd. 421; Craw 277/1. 6.90

672. Phoenicia, Tyre, AR tetradrachm “shekel of Tyre,” aligned axis, mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail.

21.94 grams total. Well-detailed XF with very light toning around de-

tails, effectively reversible due to aligned axis. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

grams total. Head of Roman facing right, X beneath chin, RVF behind / Dioscuri, Q, MINV beneath horses, ROMA in exergue. Wellcentered XF. The Dioscuri are the twins Castor and Pollux reunited as stars in the sky by Zeus after Castor’s death and regarded as patrons of athletes and sailors. The coin pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #1229), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

677. Roman Republic,

AR denarius, moneyer M. Furius L., ca. 119 BC, mounted “Janus” side out in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.46 grams total. Bold VF with

contrasting toning, popular motif. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

678. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Mn. Fonteius CF, 85 BC, Rome mint, mounted portrait-side out in 18K bezel. Fonteia 10; BMC 2478; Syd. 724a; Craw. 353/1c. 6.88 grams total.

673. Seleukid Kingdom, AR tetradrachm, Antiochos VII

Euergetes, ca. 138-129 BC, aligned axis, mounted in heavy sterling silver bezel with gold prongs and shackle bail. 27.93

grams total. Choice XF with elegant full details enhanced by toning, effectively reversible due to aligned axis. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

674. Thrace, Abdera, AR drachm, ca. 360-350 BC, “griffin / deer,” mounted griffin-side out in thick 14K gold bezel. 5.43 grams total. Small coin with bold

figures in VF grade, deeply toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair in loose locks; thunderbolt below, Roma monogram below chin / Infant winged Cupid seated on goat, standing right caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus with fillet in exergue all within laurel wreath. Choice XF+ with handsome, contrasting toning, perfect centering on reverse, and complete details on obverse. “In the temple of Vejovis in Rome there stood near his statue a goat bearing a winged Genius on its back, a representation of which recalls the infancy of Jupiter who was suckled by the goat Amaltheia on Mount Ida” (Seaby p. 49). The coin pedigreed to our Auction #12 (lot #1237), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Byzantine Empire

679. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military

mint traveling with Caesar, ca. 49 BC, mounted elephant-side up in 14K gold men’s ring (size 10). 14.18 grams total. Full elephant

and CAESAR, nicely toned, slightly grainy. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

681. Byzantine Empire, AV histamenon nomisma, Romanus III (1028-34 AD), Constantinople mint, mounted Christside out in 18K gold bezel. 8.65 grams total. Christ enthroned fac-

ing, raising hand in blessing and holding Gospels / standing figures of Romanus, holding globus cruciger in left hand, and the Virgin Mary, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, who reaches up with right hand to crown Romanus (Sear 1819). Full details, AU- with muted luster. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Spanish Pistareens

680. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Caracalla, 198-217 AD, mounted head-side out in 14K gold bezel. 5.94 grams total. Choice XF+ with luster, the head very well detailed, axis almost aligned with standing figure of Virtus on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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682. Seville, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1734PA, medal alignment, mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 10.60 grams total. Lightly toned AU- with choice details on both sides. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Mexico Silver Cobs Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

685. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), NGC AU 50. Nesmith 26c; CT-74-type; S-M4. Light rainbow toning, choice full details (including legends), hairline edge-crack, HISPAN-

683. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early IARVM variety. NGC #3703897-007. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom below pillars, PLVS in rounded panel, NGC XF 40, Nesmith Plate Coin. Nesmith-6a;

CT-71 type; S-M1. Very light rainbow toning, hairline edge-crack on pillars side only, full legends (except for part of shield side and curious OO doubling for IOHANA) and inner details. NGC #3703895-003. Plate Coin #6a in Nesmith’s Coinage of the First Mint of the Americas at Mexico City, 1536-1572 (1955). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

686. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark oMo to left (oMo-oPo), NGC AU 50. Nesmith 26 for type/26a; CT-75 type; S-M4. Nice toning with hints of luster, bold full inner details and nearly full legends, HISPANIARVM variety. NGC #3157788-015. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

684. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to left, mintmark oMo to left (oPo-oMo), NGC XF 45. Nesmith-21; CT-77; S-M4. Bold strike, broad flan with full legends and inner details, very light bluish toning, early variety with HISPANIE and K instead of H on pillars side. Important because Nesmith assigned a number to 4 reales P-M but never saw an example. NGC #3703896-004. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000.

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687. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark oMo to left (oMo-oPo), NGC XF 45. Nesmith-26 for type/26a type; CT-75 type; S-M4 . Beautiful toning, choice details except for small interior weak spot, nearly full legends, tangential edge-void (as made) above shield, HISPANIARVM variety. NGC #3503561-003. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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688. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark oMo to left (oMo-oPo), NGC VF 35. Nesmith-26b; CT-74 type; S-M4. Very bold full pillars, welldetailed full shield, nearly full legends, beautiful rich toning, HISPANIARVM variety. NGC #3503561-002. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

689. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), Bevill Plate. Nesmith- 26 for type; CT-74 type; S-M4. 13.63 grams. Deep

rainbow toning, full details (legends and interiors), AU or better but with areas of very light surface pitting as from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), otherwise choice. HISPANIE variety, with unusual stops (cross potents with annulets in corners) between words in legend on both sides, also a die match to the only other example known (Banco de Mexico collection). Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 1.7) on page 15 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

691. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, NGC VF 35, ex-“Golden Fleece” Research Collection. Nesmith- 11a; CT-69 type;

S-M2. Bold full legends, full but slightly uneven inner details, attractively toned, unusual double-lozenge stop at end of pillars legend. NGC #3350632-009. Pedigreed to the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) Research Collection (our Auction #4, lot #194). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

692. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón) at bottom between pillars, PLVSVLT in oval banner. Nesmith-unl; CT-107 type; S-M1. 6.60 grams. Very broad round flan with full legends (mix of Gothic and Latin lettering) and inner details, the shield double-struck on the right side only, beautifully toned all over, XF+ with small hole at bottom of pillars / top of shield. Early type of 2 reales unlisted in Nesmith. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

693. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

690. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, NGC XF 45. Nesmith- 11; CT-69; S-M2. Very broad flan with bold full legends and inner details, gorgeous toning throughout, fully AU in our opinion. Unusual double-lozenge stop at end of pillars legend. NGC #3157791-006. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo).

Nesmith-25/25b; CT-123; S-M4. 6.60 grams. Nicely toned XF+ with very slight surface porosity (probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550), mostly bold full legends and inner details. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and to our Auction #12 (lot # 902) Estimate: $600-$900.

694. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,”

assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, very rare, ex-Muñoz.

Thin flan with nearly full details except parts of legend (probably lightly shaved long ago), richly toned Fine with a few old scratches between pillars, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Miguel Muñoz collection (Superior auction of June 1978, lot #3). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Nesmith-3A; S-M1; CT-133. 3.19 grams.

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695. Mexico City, Mexico,

cob 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), rare. Nesmith-24 for

type; CT-153 type; S-M4. 3.15 grams.

Fine with full inner details and much legend despite probable light shaving, lightly toned around details. Estimate: $250-$375.

696. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2

700. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic), very rare. Nesmith-2; CT-168; S-M1. 1.36

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

grams. Crude VG but with recognizable inner details (pillars and crowned K and J) and parts of legends, lightly toned around devices, possibly lightly shaved. Estimate: $600-$900.

Nesmith-110b; CT-88; S-M10. 13.31 grams. Broad flan with bold (nearly full) legends, full but partially flat inner details, deep toning, VF. Estimate: $300-$450.

697. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2

real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), rare. Nesmith-23a; CT-187 type; S-M4.

1.55 grams. Excellent strike (full legends and inner details) and nicely

toned but with crude hole at top of pillars, VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

701. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-110b; CT-88; S-M10. 12.66 grams. Full

pillars and shield with interior crack, toned VF with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

698. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

ries,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-82; CT-86; S-M9. 13.12 grams. Choice bold inner details (pillars and shield)

and much legend, XF overall despite very light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

699. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-90; CT-85; S-M9. 13.78 grams. Broad flan with

bold and crisp details all over (choice for this late issue), very lightly toned. NGC #4484009-007. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

702. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L). Nesmith85b; CT-116; S-M9. 6.40 grams. Broad flan with bold full legends and inner details, toned VF+ with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $125-$200.

703. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L).

Choice AU with light toning all over, hints of luster, full inner details and nearly full legends. Estimate: $250-$375.

Nesmith-89; CT-117; S-M9. 6.89 grams.

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710. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2

real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o to left, mintmark M at bottom (ooMo-L). Nesmith-87b; CT-unl; S-M9.

704. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark M to left (M-O). Ne-

Choice XF+ with lovely toning and bold full details (including legends), in fact exceptional for this assayer, two small edge-cracks. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300. smith-101; CT-120; S-M10. 6.97 grams.

705. Mexico City,

1.53 grams. VF with nearly full legends, nice KI side but pillars side somewhat marked (long ago), toned all over. Estimate: $175-$250.

711. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o to left, mintmark M at bottom (o-oMoL). Nesmith-87b; CT-unl; S-M9. 1.54

grams. Broad flan with full legends,

weaker interiors, AVF overall, toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A). Nesmith-56a;

Shield-type

CT-136; S-M6. 3.27 grams.

Deeply rainbow-toned XF+ with choice full legends and inner details (broad flan), just lovely and somewhat scarce. Estimate: $250-$375.

7 0 6 . Me x i c o Ci t y,

Mexico, 1 real, CharlesJoanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-A).

Nesmith-64 type; CT-137; S-M6.

3.17 grams. Deeply rainbow-

toned XF with full legends and inner details, old scratches on pillars, rare mintmark for this denomination under this assayer. Estimate: $500-$750.

707. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M in middle, o to right (L-M-o). Nesmith-87d; CT-unl; S-M9.

712. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left (oMO), NGC XF 40. S-M11; KM-43;

CT-156. 27.39 grams. Choice and 100% full shield and cross-lions-castles, full crown, bold denomination 8 and (P)HILIPV(S), nicely toned all over. NGC #4484009-012. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1.57 grams. Richly toned XF with

bold full interiors and most of legend full and bold as well. Estimate: $300-$450.

708. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o to left, mintmark M at bottom (o-M-L). Nesmith-87e; CT-unl;

Very broad flan extending beyond the full legends, full interiors (the KI bolder than the pillars), richly toned AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M9. 1.55 grams.

709. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2

real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, o in middle, mintmark M to right (M-o-L). Nesmith-83; CT-180; S-M9.

713. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer

F.

S-M12; KM-43; CT-154. 26.28 grams. Round flan with full cross and shield, full oMF, lightly toned VF with minor surface porosity. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1.58 grams. Richly toned AXF with

full interiors and nearly full legends. Estimate: $175-$250.

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714. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F, pre-dated type, NGC VF 20. S-M12a; KM-44.1; CT-97. 27.26 grams. Uneven flan with choice full cross, full shield, bold full GRATIA in legend, full oMF and denomination 8, nicely toned. NGC #4484009013. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

717. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1609A, NGC VF 25. S-M16; KM-44.3; CT-90. Round

and somewhat Royal-like flan but with peripheral flatness (except for the full and bold date) around bold full shield and cross (both slightly doubled), richly toned all over. NGC #4173181-016. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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

F. KM-44.3. 27.45 grams. Choice full shield and cross but peripheries flat and edge somewhat crude (as made), full assayer F, deeply toned VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

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

D.

S-M18a; KM-45. 27.05 grams. Very bold and choice full shield and cross (XF or better) but peripheries mostly flat, bold denomination 8 and nearly full king’s name PHILIPVS, nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

716. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full shield, some legend but most of peripheries flat, VF+ with nice but uneven toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-44.3. 26.54 grams.

719. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)46P, rare, ex-

Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-343. 27.33 grams. Frosty XF+ for the period, with full shield and cross, clear oMP and bold denomination 8, full 46 of date in one bent corner, one round and deep chopmark near middle of cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

720. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)48P, rare, ex-Asian

hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-347. 27.46 grams. Interesting “genie bottle” shape

with full 48 of date, weak shield and cross (Fine for actual wear), one test-cut in edge and several small chopmarks on cross side. Estimate: $250-$375.

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721. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652/49P, NGC XF 40. S-M19; KM-45; CT-354. 27.26 grams. Full date (clear overdate) and

oMP and denomination 8, full but partially weak shield and cross, accurately graded for actual wear (but they missed the overdate). NGC #4484009-014. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

722. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652/1P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-352. 27.14 grams. Bold full date (with clear 2/1)

and oMP, nice full shield (small), full but weaker cross with multiple test-cuts, VF+ overall. Estimate: $250-$375.

724. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, ex-Asian

hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 27.50 grams. Bold full oMP and nearly

full date, full crown and cross and nearly full but double-struck shield, XF for actual wear, two small edge test-cuts on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

725. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 27.45 grams. Full date and oMP, good full shield and cross, unevenly toned AVF with two test-cuts in edge (one part bent and straightened) and possible small chopmarks on cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

723. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 26.80 grams. Bold full date and oMP, good full cross and nearly full shield, toned AVF with one test-cut and small piece of edge broken off, also blatantly blunted points. Estimate: $250-$375.

726. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 27.18 grams. Bold full oMP and 52 of date, full but weaker shield and cross, peripherally flat and crudely bent from test-cut and chopmark on cross side, AVF overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

727. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 27.63 grams. Full date and oMP, full shield and cross but peripheries flat, cross side with one test-cuts and three chopmarks (two tiny). Estimate: $200-$300.

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728. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 26.41 grams.

731. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 27.38 grams. Broad flan with bold full

Very bold full date and oMP, full cross but incomplete shield, peripherally flat but VF overall, with clear three-tiered chopmark on both sides. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

date, full oMP, nearly full shield and cross, About Fine with one testcuts and multiple chopmarks on cross side. Estimate: $200-$300.

729. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)52P, ex-Asian

732. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1656P, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. S-M19; KM-45; CT-363. 26.91

hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-356. 27.04 grams. Full shield and oMP, bold

full 2 of date, full but weaker cross, AVF with multiple light test-cuts on cross side. Estimate: $150-$225.

730. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P, ex-Asian hoard. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 26.69 grams. Full date and oMP, clear denomination 8, full shield and cross, frosty VF with one test-cuts on each side and several chopmarks now filled with dark “horn silver.� Estimate: $200-$300.

grams. Choice bold date, oMP, shield and cross, VF+ with one tiny chop and two test-cuts in edge on cross side. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

733. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1657P, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. S-M19; KM-45; CT-365. 27.27

grams. Interesting shape with four blunted points, choice full and bold

date, full oMP, most of shield and cross, VF with one tiny chopmark on cross, spots of rusty toning on part of edge. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

734. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1658P, NGC VF

35. S-M19; KM-45; CT-366. 26.98 grams. Broad flan with bold full date, full oMP, good full shield and cross but peripheries flat, lightly toned, edge-crack with small interior void. NGC #4484010-003. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

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735. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1659/8P, rare, Bevill

Plate. S-M19; KM-45; CT-367. 27.02 grams. Richly toned VF with bold full

738. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

date and oMP, good full shield and cross. Plated (Fig. 1.18) on page 19 of The Paper Republic, by James Bevill (2009). Estimate: $350-$500.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.91 grams.

736. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 165(?)P, ex-Asian

739. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1667G, rare. S-M19a;

Full oMP and cross, most of shield, AVF with areas of encrustation, with test-cuts as from circulation in Asia. Estimate: $125-$200.

hoard. S-M19; KM-45. 27.25 grams. Very bold full oMP and 165 of date,

full cross and most of shield, several test-cuts and chopmarks, slight bend, frosty AXF overall. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-45. 25.51 grams. Bold date and oMG, full shield and cross, no better than Fine but with nice smooth surfaces and lacking distractions. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

737. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1662P. S-M19; KM-45;

740. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1680L. S-M21; KM-46;

Clear date and oMP but crude overall, with odd arc-shaped depressions on shield, multiple bends and test-cuts on both sides as from circulation in Asia, low-contrast VG. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-372. 27.20 grams.

CT-280. 26.36 grams. Full date and oML and some of cross but the shield totally blank (as made), technically no worse than VG for wear, with spotty toning, rare as non-salvage. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #439. Estimate: $350-$500.

741. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

not visible. KM-46. 24.46 grams. Full king’s name and ordinal (very rare thus) outside of full denomination 8 made of two disconnected o’s, nearly full cross, frosty VF with areas of toning. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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745. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F/G (rare), NGC

VF 30 (extra thick slab). S-M26; KM-unl (47a for Type). 27.04 grams. One

742. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)716J, rare. S-M22; hundred percent full date and oMF with weak but certain F/G, most

KM-47; CT-745. 27.01 grams. Bold full date and mintmark, clear assayer J, some shield and cross but the rest flat, overall VG with nice toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

of cross and shield, toned all over (low contrast). NGC #4484010-011. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

746. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, NGC VF 30. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. Very bold full date and oMF, most of shield and

743. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible (style of 1714-15). KM-47. 25.35 grams. Crude strike with

much flatness but enough detail to recognize the “new style� shield of 1714-15 (cross side older), toned Fine with corrosion on cross as from unspecified shipwreck (probably 1715 Fleet). Estimate: $100-$150.

cross on a squarish flan with toning all over (darker on cross side). NGC #4173181-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

747. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayers D or P (where visible), with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-45. 236.47 grams total. Generally Fine with nearly full shields and crosses, all with cuts and chops, a few with light encrustation, from a hoard in Asia. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

748. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayers D or P (where visible), with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-45. 239.51 grams total. Generally Fine with nearly full shields and crosses, all with cuts and chops, one with small hole, from a hoard in Asia. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

749. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV,

assayers D or P (where visible), with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-45. 229.72 grams total. Generally

744. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-47a; Fine with nearly full shields and crosses, all with cuts and chops, a

CT-755. 26.54 grams. Choice full date and oMR, bold full shield and cross, VF with light toning around details, about as nice as they come for this date. Estimate: $350-$500.

few darkly toned and one heavily clipped, from a hoard in Asia. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

750. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles

II, assayers not visible, ex-Pasay hoard (Philippines). KM-46.

80.44 grams total. Two toned but one pristine white, all technically high

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grade (VF or better) but mostly weakly struck and with flat peripheries, one with sharp, upturned points for corners. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

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751. Denomination set of Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8-4-2-1-1/2 reales, 1731F, in custom plastic holder. Entire item: 224 grams, 8-1/4” x 3”. F-VF, all with full dates and mintmarks, all but the 1/2R with full assayer, all but the 8R nicely toned, the shields off-center but the crosses all nearly full. Housed in custom plastic holder. Estimate: $400-$600.

752. Denomination set of Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8-4-2-1-1/2 reales, 1732F, in custom plastic holder. Entire item: 224 grams, 8-1/4” x 3”. Very bold full dates, the coins F-VF with nice toning, full or nearly full crosses. The 4R also bears a flower countermark on reverse for Madura Island (Indonesia), 1/2 real batu (1814). Housed in custom plastic holder. Estimate: $400-$600.

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753. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, silver cob 8-4-2-1 reales (one each), Philip II and Philip V. 48.44 grams total. Toned

Fine on average, each as follows: 8R Philip V, good but off-center cross; 4R Philip II, oMF to left, uneven strike; 2R Philip V, odd shape; and 1R Philip V, deep rainbow colors. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

757. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O

below mintmark oM to right (oMO), NGC VF 25. S-M11; KM36; CT-333. 13.28 grams. Choice full cross-and-tressure and shield, bold full oMO, nearly full crown, attractively toned. NGC #4484009-008. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

O below denomination oIIII to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 13.29 grams. Bold full legends

and crown, full but slightly weaker and interiors, toned fields, VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

758. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer oD below mintmark oM to right (F-oD), very rare. S-M14; KM-36. 13.12 grams. Good full shield and cross, full oMoD to right, AVF

with toning in crevices, old scratches on one castle, small edge-splits. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

O below denomination oIIII to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 12.90 grams. Steel-gray VF+ with nice

full cross and nearly full shield, some bold legend, bold assayer, small edge-crack. Estimate: $125-$200.

759. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer F. S-M12a; KM-37.1; CT-223. 13.50 grams. Nice full shield and cross, full oMF

and denomination 4, AXF with toned fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

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

O below denomination oIIII to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 12.97 grams. Choice full shield and

cross, lightly toned XF+ with faint surface corrosion, two edge-cracks. Estimate: $125-$200.

760. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1609A. S-M16; KM-

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Choice full date and oMA, nice full cross, full but doubled shield, very richly toned XF, about as nice as could be expected for this date (popular with Bermudians as their country’s founding date). Estimate: $400-$600.

37.2; CT-228. 13.45 grams.

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766. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1730F, rare.

S-M26; KM-unl (35a for Type); CT1266. 6.67 grams. Bold full date

(much scarcer than 8R) and oMF, good cross, worn (VG+) and low in contrast. Estimate: $200-$300.

761. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, error with 767. Mexico City, Mexico,

denomination as “8” (rare). KM-39. 13.90 grams. Full denomination 8 next to nearly full but off-center shield, partial cross but rest of the coin flat, the visible detail no worse than About Fine. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1006. Estimate: $125-$200.

cob 1 real, (16)18/7D/F, very rare. S-M18. 2.93 grams.

Bold full cross, nearly full shield, crude date (overdate not 100%), Fine with light old scuffing all over, darkly toned crevices, edge-crack. Estimate: $250-$375.

768. Lot of eleven Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R Charles II, assayers not visible, ex-Pasay hoard (Philippines). 37.95 grams total. Sharply cut as made (most quite pointy), technically high grade (AVF) but with lots of weak strike and flatness, not too dark but all somewhat dusty. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

762. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, error with denomination as “8” (rare), with flower countermark (Sumenep / Madura Island, Indonesia, 1/2 real batu, 1814) on cross side. KM-40. 10.38 grams. Rectangular flan (clipped at one end) with clear shield and cross and full denomination 8, worn (VG) but with full countermark, toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

769. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (1)710(J), very rare. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1567. 3.04 grams. Bold full 10

of date, good cross and half of crown, toned Fine+ with peripheral flatness. Estimate: $200-$300.

770. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1610/09F/A, rare. S-M17;

Broad flan with good full monogram and cross, bold oM, fairly clear date and assayer, part of king’s name, AVF with toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-unl (21 for Type). 1.64 grams.

771. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1614/3/2F, rare.

763. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1730G. S-M25; KM-40a; CT-1027. 13.17 grams. Full oMG below clear 30 of date, nearly full shield

and cross, evenly worn (AVG) but richly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

764. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip

IV and Charles II, assayers not visible, with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. 40.47 grams total. In-

teresting mix, as two are clearly Philip IV (one round and the other typically barrel-shaped) but the third appears to be Charles II (possibly a contemporary counterfeit), all with tiny chopmarks, from a hoard in Asia. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

765. Lot of thirteen Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Charles II, assayers not visible, ex-Pasay hoard (Philippines).

KM-34. 86.25 grams total. Sharply cut flans (several somewhat pointy), technically high grade (AVF) but with lots of weak strike and flatness, some with light encrustation. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-M17;

Bottom half of date with mess for last digit due to over-punches, full but uneven monogram and cross, bold assayer F, part of king’s name, Fine with light toning. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-unl (21 for Type). 1.57 grams.

772. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1661P, rare. S-M19; KM-22; CT-1154.

1.55 grams. Cute teardrop shape with full date (last digit weak), good full cross, lightly toned About Fine. Estimate: $250-$375.

773. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1687L, very rare. S-M21; KM-unl (23 for Type). 1.51 grams. Full and clear date and

oML, partial cross and almost no monogram (uneven strike), lightly toned Fine with old scratches. Estimate: $350-$500.

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774. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1714J, very rare. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for Type). 1.45

grams. Broad-flan AXF with nice toning, full details, two holes (at top and bottom). Estimate: $500-$750.

775. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1719J, rare, NGC VF details / holed, exRudman (stated on label). S-M22; KM-R24; CT-1808. 1.57 grams. Attractively toned XF in our opinion, all details full, the hole at one end of the cross virtually inevitable for this type. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

776. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1721/20/19J, rare. S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for Type). 1.63 grams. Deeply toned XF+ with crude old hole at 9 o’clock / 3 o’clock (aligned axis), interesting multiple overdate. Estimate: $600-$900.

777. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1721J, rare, NGC VF details / holed. S-M22; KM-R24; CT-1809. 1.4 grams. Dark steel-gray toning, small flan (not 100% full), holed at top. Pedigreed to our

Auction #10 (lot #625). Estimate: $600-$900.

778. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1722/0J, rare, NGC VF details / holed, ex-

Rudman (stated on label). S-M22; KM-unl (R24 for Type); CT-unl (cf. 1810). 1.34 grams. Richly rainbow toned with full details, crude hole at top. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

779. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1723J, rare, NGC XF details / plugged. S-M22; Full and choice details with attractive toning all over, the plugged hole at top (where a punchmark appears) virtually undetectable. Pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #533). Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-unl (R24 for Type); CT-1811. 1.7 grams.

780. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2

real, (172)4(D), Louis I, rare. S-M23;

KM-25; CT-57. 1.36 grams. L of king’s name

in legend, especially rare with (bottom of ) last digit of date also visible, rest of coin mostly flat but no worse than AVF for actual wear, nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

781. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Louis I, assayer not visible (D), rare. S-M23; KM-25. 1.70 grams. Nearly

full but off-center monogram and cross, deeply toned VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

782. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1726D, rare, NGC VF details / holed. S-M23a;

KM-R24; CT-unl (285 for Type). 1.65 grams. Full

details, attractively toned, the hole at top tiny. Pedigreed to our Auction #18 (lot #536). Estimate: $600-$900.

783. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1732/1(F). S-M26; KM-24a. 1.47 grams. Full and bold date and mintmark due to off-center strike, deeply toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

784. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1733/2(F). S-M26; KM-24a. 1.59 grams. Bold full date with

very clear 3/2, high grade (non-toned AU-), off-center strike. Estimate: $200-$300.

785. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1733F. S-M26; KM-24a. 1.65 grams. Bold full oMF and 173

of date with clear final digit (decidedly not the more-common 3/2), nearly full monogram, off-center cross, choice XF, very lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

786. Large lot of 80 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2R, Charles II and Philip V, assayers not visible. 107.57 grams total. Good to Fine on average, most with at least partial crosses and monograms, a few toned, some with green spots. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Klippes

787. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F, struck

on a cob flan (rare). S-M27; KM-48; CT-767. 26.44 grams. Small, thick, rectangular flan (cob type) oriented to allow for a bold date and denomination at opposite ends of a full shield, full cross on other side, AVF with nicely toned fields but very crude old hole. Estimate: $400-$600.

788. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, NGC XF

45. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. Squarish flan with choice full inner details and crown, much legend including full date, very richly toned and choice. NGC #4173181-015. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

789. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734/3MF, NGC VF 25. S-M28; KM-48; CT-769. Amazingly round, Royal-like specimen with 100% full details (including legends) on both sides, deeply toned fields. NGC #4173181-012. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

790. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-41; CT-

1036. 13.16 grams. Bold full date and MF due to off-center strike, the shield and cross still full and the crown nearly so, lightly toned AXF, far scarcer than the 8R of this type. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Lima Silver Cobs Early Pillars Type

794. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to right, motto PL-VSV-TR, legends HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1;

791. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left (large), motto PL-VSV-LT, legends HISP / NIARVM.

Very bold full shield and pillars, including assayer and denomination, plus most of legend, toned around details, which are at least XF grade but with faint surface porosity all over from burial. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

S-L1; KM-10.1. 12.37 grams.

KM-8; CT-479. 6.03 grams. Broad flan with nearly full details (including legends) but somewhat crude due to doubling and light surface corrosion, AXF overall, lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

795. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

right, motto PL-VSV-L, legends HISPA/N / NIARVM. S-L1;

792. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left, motto PL-VSV-TR, legends HISPAN / NIARVM.

S-L1;

Bold full legends and interiors except for assayer (which is weak), close to AU but with faint surface porosity, toned around details. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-8; CT-479. 6.01 grams.

KM-8; CT-481. 6.16 grams. Full but uneven AXF details with light surface porosity, bold assayer, edge-split, light steely toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

796. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R to left, motto PL-VS-V above dot, legends HISPANIA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-6;

CT-630. 3.29 grams. Broad flan with full legends and interiors but lightly corroded and darkly toned, with small spots of “horn” silver on pillars side, AXF overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

793. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, motto PL-VSV-TR, legends HISPAN / NIARVM. S-L1;

KM-8; CT-479. 5.40 grams. Choice broad flan with full XF details and nice toning, some “horn silver” around assayer and light surface corrosion all over. Estimate: $300-$450.

797. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón)

to left. KM-1; CT-761. 0.59 gram. Typically corroded but atypically intact

Consign to our Live Floor Auction #24 November 2018

and with bold interiors and nearly full legends, deeply toned on fields, VF+ overall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Shield-type

798. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer X to right of shield, very rare. S-L3; KM-11; CT-327. 12.89 grams. Choice full cross-

lions-castles and shield, the latter with weak right side (assayer weak) but matching a known oD/X specimen (our Auction #16, lot #481), bold full HISPANIARVM, lightly toned AU- with minor surface porosity. Estimate: $1,000-up.

799. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 802. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, NGC XF 45. S-L4; KM-9; CT487. 6.88 grams. Full but partially weak details (including legends) with uneven light toning (low contrast). NGC #4216471-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right.

S-L4; KM-9; CT-490. 6.69 grams.

Lightly toned XF+ with nice full interiors, much legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

803. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 800. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle, P-* flanking lion. S-L4; KM-2; CT-768. Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 6.63 grams. Nice full details enhanced by light toning on fields, light surface porosity, AU- overall. Estimate: $175-$250.

0.72 gram. Deeply toned AXF but lightly corroded, 100% full inner

details. Estimate: $175-$250.

804. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 801. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. S-L4; KM-2; CT-767. 0.72 gram. Broad flan Torre, P-ii to left, *-oD to right.

S-L4; KM-9; CT-489. 6.62 grams.

Very broad flan with superb full interiors, somewhat crudely struck legends, AU- overall, nicely toned fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

with full interiors and crown, some legend, spotty toning, XF+ with light surface corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250.

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805. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, P-* flanking castle. S-L4; KM-2; CT-767. 0.77 gram. Technically XF but with weak centers (the lion side off-center), some bold legend including full PHILIPVS, brown toning in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #955). Estimate: $175-$250.

“Star of Lima” type

806. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Series 1A), mintmark LIMA, V to left, 2 to right, rare. S-L5; KM16; CT-841. 6.54 grams. Broad, odd-shaped flan with bold full interiors (nice full pillars and cross) but peripheries flat, the start, LIMA, date and assayer all particularly strong, AXF overall with patchy dark toning and encrustation (probably salvaged). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

807. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, mintmark L-*-M (Series 2), quadrants of cross transposed, very rare. S-L5; KM-16; CT-841. 6.45 grams. Crude overall from doubling,

corrosion and patchy toning, but the mintmarks and date still full and clear (too late for “Jupiter wreck”), also unique with transposed quadrants (nearly full cross), VF overall with edge-crack. With ANAAB photo-certificate #6532. Estimate: $250-up.

808. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, (1659V), “Star of Lima” type, rare.

S-L5. 0.77 gram. Corroded as from unspecified salvage, but with just enough visible to discern the rare type, particularly by the distinctive style of monogram and lions and castles, VF details. Estimate: $100-up.

Pillars-and-waves 809. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1685R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-228. 26.74

grams. Full cross with bold mintmark, assayer and date, off-center pillars with another date and assayer plus two more mintmarks, Fine+ with spots of toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

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810. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1688R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-231. 27.22

grams. Richly toned AVF with full cross and pillars-and-waves (the latter doubled), two full dates, three mintmarks, spot of “horn silver” near edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

813. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1698H. S-L13; KM-24; CT-243. 26.97

grams. Bold but doubled full cross-lions-castles, full pillars-and-waves, deeply toned with spots of black “horn silver” and faint surface porosity as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

811. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1688R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-231. 27.55

grams. Full but partially flat pillar with curious quadrilobe ornament above denomination, full cross, three assayers, low-contrast AVF with light toning. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2005, with original lot-tag #1523. Estimate: $200-$300.

814. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1727M. S-L20b; KM-34a; CT-647. 26.15 grams. Bold centers but peripheries flat, deeply toned VF, old

marks on cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

812. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales Royal, 1689V. S-L8; KM-R24 for Type; 815. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1727M. S-L20b; KM-34a; CT-647. CT-220. 27.29 grams. Different dies from the single specimen in Lázaro (#5, R2) but clearly a Royal flan (round, broad and uniformly thick), with much (but not full) legends and full interior details, VF with tiny hole at top of pillars / left of cross, traces of old gilding on surfaces. Pedigreed to our Auction #3 (lot #442). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

23.20 grams. Bold full pillars and nearly full cross but peripheries flat,

deeply toned but with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage (possibly ca.-1744 wreck off Callao, Peru). With ANAAB photo-certificate #6533. Estimate: $200-$300.

816. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1737N. S-L21; KM-34a; CT-658. 27.20 grams. Thick flan, black toning, low-contrast XF with bold centers, two dates. Estimate: $200-$300.

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817. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740(V). S-L22; KM-34a; CT-663.

26.89 grams. Good cross and one full pillar but peripheries flat, clear date

and part of another, Fine+ with nice toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

819. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1688R. S-L7; KM-23; CT-448. 13.50

grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full pillars but peripheries flat, two dates, AVF with deep rich toning all over, edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

820. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1696, assayer oH, very rare. 818. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1745(V), rare.

S-L13; KM-21; CT-570. 5.42 grams. Good full pillars and cross-lions-castles, S-L22; KM-34a;

Thick and chunky flan with central details only, including tops of digits of date, stained AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-669. 26.80 grams.

worn (Fine) but evenly so and with toned fields for contrast, two full dates, clear assayer H at top right and oH to right of cross, lightly shaved. Estimate: $350-$500.

821. Lot of five Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, Philip V, dates as fol-

lows: 1703, 1704, 1712, 1717 and 1720. KM-30. 8.01 grams total.

Clear dates and monograms and crosses, mostly toned, a few with light corrosion. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type

822. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C under erasure, very rare, ex-Karon. S-P5; KM-5.1; CT-136 (under La Plata).

26.88 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-castles and tressure,

some legend, bold mintmark above clear erasure and C (a rare and desirable issue that Sellschopp famously misattributed to La Plata), tiny hole at top of shield near an edge-crack as well as what appears to have been a previous hole that was plugged and re-opened slightly (described as “tiny lacuna” in Karon), with light old scratches there, the rest of the coin nice enough to make up for that, though, and no worse than AXF overall, with attractive light toning. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (Ponterio auction of March 1990, lot #8) and to the Cayon auction of February 2012 (lot #96). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

824. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (late

3rd period), borders of boxes. S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.75 grams.

Broad flan with well-detailed but slightly doubled full shield and cross, full crown, XF with spotty toning (dark in places), part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

825. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. S-P13; KM-5.1; CT-159. 26.70 grams. Impressively bold full shield and cross and

king’s name PHILIPPVS enhanced by contrasting black toning around details, full crown and assayer, AXF. Estimate: $300-$450.

823. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-5.1. 26.45 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-

castle and tressure plus most of legends, very nicely toned VF+, bold commas in legend, weak assayer that could be B/L. Estimate: $200$300.

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826. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period). S-P14; KM-5.1 for Type. 27.02 grams. Bold P-B, full shield and cross, VF with light toning (darker around edge on shield side). Estimate: $125-$200.

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827. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5. 26.96 grams. Good full shield, full but weaker cross-and-tressure, bold denomination, clear borders, AVF with black spots near edge but otherwise non-toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

830. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare.

828. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R

831. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M (predated type). S-P18; KM-10; CT-123. 26.99 grams. Good full shield with

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126 . 26.37 grams. Good full shield and

cross (more evenly struck than most for this assayer), Fine+ with nice toning (darker around details). Estimate: $125-$200.

Very crude, with surfaces that almost seem hammered flat (VG overall) but with clear P-C and most of cross and shield, some spotty/crusty toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P16; KM-10. 27.30 grams.

bold denomination, full but slightly off-center cross with clear REX where date appears in later issues, AVF with toned fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

829. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; 832. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (161)7M. S-P19; KM-10; CTKM-10; CT-124. 26.37 grams. Choice specimen (more evenly struck than

most for this assayer) with well-detailed full shield and cross, bold P-Q and denomination o-VIII, plus most of legend including king’s name and ordinal, VF with toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

129. 27.19 grams. Bold full shield and assayer, good full cross with full 7 of date (possibly tooled) next to eight-point star at top, AXF with toning around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

833. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1617)M. S-P19; KM-10; CT-

129. 27.30 grams. Broad flan, crude strike with central flatness but bold

shield and denomination and tressure around cross, lightly toned VF for actual wear (low contrast). Estimate: $150-$225.

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834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1618)PAL, rare. S-P20; KM-

10; CT-130. 27.05 grams. Good

full shield and cross, full mintmark and assayer (the latter slightly doubled), toned AVF with old scratches. Estimate: $250-$375.

838. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, assayer P (1622), upper half

of shield transposed, lions and castles transposed in shield and cross, rare. S-P22; KM-19; CT-458. 27.20 grams. Choice specimen

with full shield and cross on a broad flan, also full P+P and partial 16 of date, interesting multiple transpositions, VF with toned fields, spots of greenish brown encrustation at edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T. S-P21; KM-10; CT-137.

26.64 grams. Full and clear date, full shield and cross with some doubling, non-toned XF. Estimate: $250-$375.

839. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca.

1622), mintmark P over reversed P (“phi”). S-P21a; KM-19. 27.04 grams. Slightly crude flan with good full shield and cross enhanced with darkly toned fields, bold P-over-reversed-P mintmark above cross-crosslet ornament and assayer, with a reversed P also beginning the king’s name (which uses Y’s for I’s), cross-side legend rotated 180 degrees, nice VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

836. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T (ca.

1620). S-P21; KM-10. 26.85 grams. Excellent full shield and cross-lionscastles, clear 2 of date, lightly toned XF with slight surface porosity (possibly Atocha). Estimate: $150-$225.

840. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed (mid-1620s). KM-19. 26.88 grams. Small flan with full but weak and slightly off-center shield, full

but slightly doubled cross, richly toned VF (low contrast). Estimate: $125-$200.

837. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible (ca. 1620), quadrants of cross transposed. KM-10. 26.79

grams. Good full shield and cross (the latter with bottom-left quadrant doubled), VF with lightly toning over silvery surfaces (probably Atocha). Estimate: $125-$200.

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841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (162)7T, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P24; KM-19a; CT-467. 27.07 grams. Non-toned XF

844. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca.

with good full shield and cross (rare to see transposed quadrants this late), tail of 7 of date visible. Estimate: $250-$375.

1630). S-P26; KM-19a. 27.25 grams. Full cross and shield (the latter slightly off-center), VF with light toning (darker near edge). Estimate: $150-$225.

842. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)629T, denomination

845. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (early 1630s). S-P26; KM-19a. 27.20 grams. Full but partially flat shield and

dot-8-dot, small-dot borders, NGC XF 40. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.89 grams. Nice full shield and cross, with full P-T and denomina-

tion but peripheral doubling enabling a bold full 29 of date (the 2 actually a sideways N), small tangential crack in part of edge. NGC #4459367-006. Estimate: $350-$500.

cross, bold P-T and denomination 8, most of king’s name, nicely toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

846. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1634(T), ex-Asian hoard.

843. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca. 1629), denomination o-VIII and heavy-dot borders.

KM-19a. 26.23 grams. Good

S-P26; KM-19a; CT-476. 26.87 grams. Thick flan with crude (weak) strike but with remarkably full date, uneven toning, one chopmark and one test-cut. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-P26;

full shield and cross (the latter with slight doubling at bottom), full P-T and denomination, XF with natural cracks in edge. Estimate: $175-$250.

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847. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer FR (ca.

1640). S-P28; KM-19a. 27.31 grams. Bold full assayer (rare), with good full shield (off-center) and cross, toned VF with areas of darker oxidation. Estimate: $200-$300.

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848. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1640, assayer not visible,

rare. KM-19a. 26.90 grams. Full and clear date with particularly bold 0 (rare thus), also one nice lion and nearly full king’s name and ordinal but otherwise crude, Fine, toned on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

849. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)643TR, rare. S-P29; KM19a; CT-488. 26.64 grams. Excellent full shield and cross (the latter with

distinctive “furry” lions that began in 1640 but were replaced with the previous style in 1644-46 before coming back for the remainder of the type), bold full 4 and clear 3 of date, full P-TR, VF+ with nicely toned fields, small hole at top of shield. Estimate: $250-$375.

850. Lot of nine Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayers T or TR (where visible), with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-19a. 237.45 grams total. Full crosses and shields, F-VF with light toning, much scarcer than chopmarked Mexican cobs, from a hoard in Asia. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

851. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 164(7?)Z/?, rare. S-P34; KM-

Broad flan with good full shield, full but off-center cross, bold denomination 8 and mintmark P but assayer somewhat weak (looks like Z/V), with full 164 of date followed by what looks like the tail of a final digit 7. Pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1045. Estimate: $250-$375.

19a. 27.46 grams.

852. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1650O, NGC XF details / holed. S-P35; KM-R19b; CT-400. 28.20 grams. Die match with

Lázaro #111 (R3), with choice and 100% full details on both sides enhanced by contrasting toning but inevitably holed (left of crown / right of cross), faint glint of gold color from old gilding. NGC #4690085-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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853. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st period).

Low-contrast XF+ with full inner details (bold P-L, slightly weak centers), nearly full crown and some legend. Estimate: $250-$375. S-P3; KM-4.2; CT-322 (under Lima). 13.60 grams.

854. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer L/L (1st period). S-P3; KM-4.2; CT-322 (under Lima). 13.30 grams. Broad-flan VF+ with nice full shield and cross, full king’s name in ample legends (shield side off-center), full P-L/L, tiny hole near top of cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

855. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period). S-P4; KM-4.2. 13.37 grams. Very broad flan with much legend

including bold D,G, ISPANIA(RVM) without H, bold assayer and denomination, full but partially flat shield and cross, AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

857. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-4.2. 13.37 grams. Good full shield and cross, full but tiny assayer, bold denomination, non-toned XF with small green spots and old scratches. Estimate: $175-$250.

858. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), border of x’s on cross side only. S-P14; KM-4.3. 13.48 grams. Bold, full, well-detailed and nicely toned shield and cross but

both slightly doubled, bold P-B, clear borders, XF with old scuff on shield. Estimate: $200-$300.

859. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 13.78 grams. Bold full assayer, full crown and cross, full but weaker shield, richly toned Fine+ with a few small dark spots. Estimate: $150-$225.

860. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL 856. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd

period).

S-P6; KM-4.2. 13.72 grams. Good full shield and cross with bold assayer, some legend, AXF with spots of black oxidation near edge. Estimate: $175-$250.

(curved leg).

S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 13.52 grams. Good full cross and shield, full P-RL, lightly toned VF with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

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861. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left.

S-P1; KM-3.2; CT-485 (under Lima). 6.83 grams.

Richly toned XF+ with luster on fields, choice full shield and crown and cross-lions-castles, much legend, clear P-R, scarce and desirable first coinage of Potosí. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #667. Estimate: $350-$500.

862. Potosí, Bo-

866. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

livia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6;

KM-3.2; CT-486. 5.93

2 reales, 1626P, very rare.

S-P23; KM-14a. 6.66 grams. Full

grams. Broad flan with much legend and full interiors, minor weak spots, AVF, uneven toning, slight surface porosity. Estimate: $150$225.

and bold date (wow!), nearly full cross and shield and mintmark-assayer but overall somewhat crude as unevenly thick and with light surface porosity, AVF overall. With ANACS photocertificate and old Freeman Craig envelope. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

863. Potosí, Bolivia,

cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A/B. S-P11; KM-

3.2. 6.65 grams. Bold full shield and cross, full P-A/B (very bold over-assayer), nearly full crown, nicely toned XF. Estimate: $125-$200.

864. Potosí, Bo-

livia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12;

KM-3.2. 7.08 grams. Bold full shield and cross but the latter somewhat encrusted, toned XF+, two small edge-splits. Estimate: $125-$200.

865. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14;

867. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1627P/T, quadrants of cross transposed, extremely rare. S-P23; KM-unl (14a for

Clear full date and mintmark but assayer messy (still clearly involving P, which is only the second we have seen in this denomination), full shield (partially flat) and cross (off-center), nicely toned VF. Estimate: $600-$900.

Type). 6.71 grams.

Good full shield and cross, bold P-B and denomination, both borders full, VF with toned fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-3.4. 6.75 grams.

868. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1628P, lions and castles transposed in cross and shield, upper half of shield transposed, very rare. S-P25; KM-14a. 6.67 grams. Full and bold date and assayer and denomination, also full shield (doubled) and cross with interesting multiple transpositions (rare this late), VF+ with toning around details. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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869. Potosí, Bolivia,

cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer O, style of 1650-51. S-P35; KM-

Good full shield and cross-andtressure, two assayers and full denomination “z”, VF with toned fields, curiously overweight. Estimate: $125-$200.

14b. 7.24 grams.

870. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer M below monogram. S-P2; KM-1.2; CT-710 (un-

der Lima). 1.78 grams. Typically broad flan with full legends and crown, full but partially weak inner details, the assayer M quite bold, however, and overall no worse than XF, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1999 (lot #1026). Estimate: $125-$200.

872. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer L to right, mintmark P to left, very rare. S-P3; KM-unl (A0001 for Type); Very broad flan with bold full legends and full inner details, holed near edge, toned on fields with dark spot near hole. Estimate: $350-$500.

CT-unl. 0.89 gram.

873. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip III, no assayer, 871. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R shield around castle, large lion without shield (ca. 1620), (Rincón) to right.

S-P1; KM-A0001; CT-764 (under Lima). 0.51 gram.

Very choice specimen on a broad thin flan with full details on both sides (including legends), deeply toned XF+ with very slight surface porosity. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

very rare.

KM-unl; CT-unl. 0.58 gram. Thin and dark from corrosion (salvaged AXF) but with clear castle and lion, distinctive style (from a period that was not supposed to have any 1/4R), full crown. Estimate: $250-$375.

Pillars-and-waves

874. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1657E, PH at top on pillars 875. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E, pomegranate above side, pomegranate above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-unl. 26.27 grams.

Choice full cross with minor doubling, full but even more doubled pillars-and-waves, three dates and mintmarks, AVF with toned fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #19, with original lot-tag #908, and to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1065. Estimate: $250-$375.

cross. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 27.60 grams. Good centers but peripherally flat except for 16 of third date, VF for actual wear, no toning except for small spots of color around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

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876. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-450.

26.56 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves (almost Royal-like),

two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, VF with some dark spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

877. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-451.

26.96 grams. Broad flan with lots of legend including full third date 1662, full but centrally flat pillars-and-waves and cross, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

878. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-R21;

Die match with Lázaro #177 (R3) with pillars date as “66”, bold full XF+ details all over enhanced by toning against light gold surfaces from old gilding, tiny hole at top of pillars. Pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio auction of August 2013, with original lot-tag #12408. Estimate: $5,000-up.

CT-430. 28.82 grams.

879. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1666E.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

Full pillars-and-waves despite flat areas and scrape (both sides), clear 1666 date in legend, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

455. 27.03 grams.

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880. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668E. 343. 27.69 grams. Full

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

but doubled and centrally flat pillars-and-waves and cross, parts of all three dates, king’s ordinal II, richly toned Fine. Estimate: $150-$225.

881. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344.

26.33 grams. Full but off-center and partially flat pillars-and-waves with

two clear dates, full but weak cross, three mintmarks, broad-flan AVF with edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

883. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

Bold second date outside of full waves below good pillars, full but weaker cross with partial third date below, VF+ overall but with light corrosion near edge on cross side and minor scratches. Estimate: $200-$300. 373. 27.49 grams.

884. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

Broad flan with full but doubled pillars and cross, peripherally flat, AVF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 374. 27.16 grams.

885. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-374. 882. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350. 27.36 grams. Full pillars-and-waves despite much flatness, the cross

even flatter, three dates and mintmarks, lightly toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.42 grams. Unevenly struck (much flatness) but technically no worse

than XF for actual wear, with one choice full pillar, three assayers, clear date. Estimate: $200-$300.

886. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1697CH, rare, NGC XF 40 (extra-thick slab). S-P41; KM-26; CT-384. 26.9 grams. Good full cross with bold date below, one full pillar (doubled) with clear assayer and second date, minimal toning. NGC #4459362-012. Estimate: $350-$500.

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887. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1707Y. S-P43a; KM-R31; 891. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1724Y, rare. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-808. 26.72 grams.

Cross side a match with Lázaro #248 but pillars side heavily tooled (still not a die match), bold VF with rich old toning all over, two plugged holes, still a far cry in quality from regular issues (see next lot). Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1249. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

CT-884. 26.14 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves with clear date and full PLV-SVL-TRA, crude full cross with well-detailed castles and bold assayer, Fine with toned fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #805. Estimate: $250-$375.

888. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1707Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-867.

892. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1725Y, Louis I, rare, NGC VF 30 (extra-thick slab). S-P43b; KM-35; CT-24. 27.39 grams. Good

26.57 grams. Typically crude and chunky, with two clear dates and

assayers, one full pillar but otherwise rather flat and weak, non-toned Fine. Estimate: $150-$225.

cross, bold tops of pillars, two clear dates and assayers, but best part is king’s ordinal “PR” in cross-side legend, toned in crevices, parts of edge crude (as made). NGC #4459363-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

889. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1709Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-869.

27.20 grams. Crude but 100% full pillars-and-waves with clear date and assayer and two mintmarks, full but off-center cross, lightly toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

893. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y, Louis I (full LVIS), with sun-over-mountains countermark (Guatemala, Type II, 1839) on cross, very rare. S-P43b; KM-35; CT-26. 25.57 grams. Full and

bold countermark with strong die-crack, full cross with bold 8 at top, P to left and Y to right, date below and king’s name in legend (rare thus), full but weaker pillars with bold second date, About Fine with toned fields, holed at bottom of right pillar. Estimate: $500-$750.

890. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1717Y.

S-P43a; KM-31; CT-

Bold date between doubled pillars, full cross with second date below, crude Fine+ with some brown toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

877. 26.97 grams.

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894. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-885. 898. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1737E. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-897. 25.42 grams. Decent pillars with bold denomination, clear date and

assayer and mintmark, full but doubled cross with bold mintmark, crude and chunky per the type, Fine+ with toned fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #808. Estimate: $200-$300.

27.45 grams. Nice full cross-lions-castles, full waves and one full pillar,

parts of all three dates, very darkly toned XF. Estimate: $250-$375.

899. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1738M, rare. S-P47;

Bold full pillars-and-waves and crosslions-castles but legends non-existent (both as made and due to very light shaving around edge), nicely toned AXF with small edge-split and hole at bottom of cross, previously unknown dies (NOT a match with Lázaro #289 [R2]). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-R31a; CT-836. 25.45 grams.

895. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1731M. S-P44; KM-31a; CT-888. 26.48 grams. Three dates (rare for this period) and will full pillars and

cross but somewhat crudely toned (mostly dark) and with scratches and encrustation on cross, VF+ for actual wear. Estimate: $175-$225.

896. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1733YA, rare. S-P45; KM-31a;

CT-891. 24.43 grams. Good full pillars and cross with two dates and as-

sayers, three mintmarks, dark all over and with areas of light surface corrosion as from unspecified shipwreck. Estimate: $600-$900.

897. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1735E. S-P46; KM-R31a;

CT-832. 26.04 grams. Bold full cross with nice contrast, full but slightly

doubled pillars, VF overall with crude old hole near left end of cross / left of pillars, unlisted muling of Lázaro #283 and #284 (both rated R2). Pedigreed to our Spring 2001 Price List (Plate Photo). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

900. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1739M, NGC VF 35 (extrathick slab). S-P47; KM-31a; CT-900. 26.4 grams. Bold full pillars and cross,

two dates and mintmarks, nicely toned all over, part of edge crude (as made). NGC #4459359-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

901. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-900.

26.98 grams. Bold full cross and pillars in high grade (XF+) but with flat peripheries and encrustation in crevices, two dates, mostly non-toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

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906. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742P. S-P48; KM-31a; CT-904. 902. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1740M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-

Good full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers (rare thus), AXF with dark encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

901. 26.87 grams.

903. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1740M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-901.

26.46 grams. High grade (XF+) and with bold full pillars and cross but

with somewhat distracting patches of dark toning and “horn silver.” Estimate: $200-$300.

907. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-905.

27.03 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves but weak full cross, two dates,

26.80 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, full cross, two full dates, three mintmarks, VF with encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

904. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1741P. S-P48; KM-31a; CT-903.

908. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1743C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-906.

VF with spots of toning and light encrustation. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.37 grams. Very bold full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves,

two dates and three mintmarks, non-toned XF with dark encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

25.75 grams. Full but off-center pillars, full but corroded cross, clear date and assayer, dark areas. Estimate: $125-$200.

909. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1743C. 905. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742P. S-P48; KM-31a; CT-904.

27.18 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full pillars, two dates, mostly toned, crude edge (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P49; KM-31a; CT-

Bold pillars and cross, clear date and assayer, with light surface corrosion and part of edge either clipped (possibly for an African standard) or corroded away, VF with dark patches. Estimate: $125-$200.

906. 18.59 grams.

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910. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1743C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-906.

27.43 grams. Good full pillars, incomplete cross on chunky flan with

crude peripheries (as made), darkly toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

914. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1747q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-357. 26.72 grams. Broad (for the period), round flan with choice full cross,

full but slightly off-center pillars, VF with flat peripheries, crude patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

911. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1743C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-906. 26.08 grams. Chunky flan with good centers but crude peripheries,

darkly toned and with light surface corrosion, VF details. Estimate: $125-$200.

912. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q.

909. 22.59 grams. Bold

915. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1748q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-358.

26.88 grams. Bold full pillars and cross with contrasting sediment in crevices, three dates and assayers (rare thus),VF with parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P50; KM-31a; CT-

full cross, full but slightly doubled pillars, dark patches and corrosion near edge, otherwise VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

916. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1749q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-359.

26.69 grams. Full but slightly doubled cross, 100% full pillars, three dates (rare for this period), VF+ with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

913. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-31a; CT-909.

23.72 grams. Bold date, most of cross and pillars but all somewhat

corroded, with patchy dark toning, VF overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

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917. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750E/q, retrograde E to

right of cross. S-P51; KM-40. 27.34 grams. Three FULL dates (including

four-digit date in legend, very rare thus), nice full pillars and crosslions-castles, clear E/q on pillars side and retrograde E to right of cross, darkly toned AXF, very neat! Estimate: $350-$500.

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918. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-364. 922. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1753q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-365.

27.30 grams. Very chunky and crudely doubled all over but no worse

than AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

26.71 grams. Bold full pillars and date, nearly full cross, AVF with

contrasting toning around details. Estimate: $150-$225.

919. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-364. 923. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1755q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-372. 26.53 grams. Bold full cross, full but lightly corroded pillars, AVF details,

lightly toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

27.22 grams. Low-contrast AVF with full pillars-and-waves and cross, clear date, three assayers, tiny black spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

920. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1753C/q. S-P53; KM-40; CT-366.

924. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1756q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-373.

25.98 grams. Chunky flan with full pillars and cross despite patches of

“horn silver,” clear over-assayer. Estimate: $125-$200.

27.02 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with bold date and assayer, nearly full bold cross with second bold assayer, VF with contrasting sediment in crevices, somewhat crude near edges (as made), including a pointy protrusion and tiny nipple, a phenomenon we have seen on a few other cobs of this period (see lot 959). Estimate: $200-$300.

921. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1753C/q. S-P53; KM-40; CT-366.

26.13 grams. Round chunky flan with nearly full pillars and cross, clear over-assayer, light surface corrosion, a few black streaks, VF overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

925. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375.

27.36 grams. Richly toned VF with bold full pillars and nearly full cross, two dates. Estimate: $175-$250.

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930. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45; CT-

926. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375.

25.77 grams. Full pillars and cross on broad (oblong) flan with sharp

edges (VF) but with light surface corrosion and black patches all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

955. 27.00 grams. Typically chunky (and with typical areas of roughness on opposing sides, as made) but with well-centered (and nearly full) pillars and cross, attractively toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

931. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-(Y), with V at upper- and lower-right (rare). S-P59; KM-45 for Type. 26.81 grams. One 927. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1762V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-949.

26.90 grams. Very unusual shape but typically very uneven in thickness, with bold (C)AROLVS in legend, two dates, AXF for actual wear, richly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #820. Estimate: $250-$375.

full pillar next to bold date with full V at upper-right and diagonal left side of V at lower-right, one axis of cross full and bold also with second date below, Fine+ with contrasting sediment on fields, old scratches in flat periphery. Estimate: $250-$375.

932. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-(Y). S-P59; KM-45; CT-963. 27.04 grams. Thick, chunky flan with bold full date and part of

another, VF with toned fields, typical surface roughness on opposing

928. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-951. sides (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

27.12 grams. Bold full cross, full but slightly off-center pillars with two clear dates on that side (rare thus), AXF with contrasting sediment in crevices, typically opposing areas of surface roughness (as made) on both sides. Estimate: $200-$300.

929. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768(V)-Y.

S-P57; KM-45;

CT-955. 24.69 grams. Thick, compact flan (possibly clipped long ago) with nearly full cross, off-center pillars with clear date (plus partial second date in legend) and assayer Y, Fine with deep toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

933. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1773V-(Y), assayer V at bottom right (rare). S-P59; KM-45 for Type. 27.10 grams. Chunky, odd-

shaped flan with plugged hole in point, smooth (Fine) but richly toned surfaces (dark around details), bold date and V at lower-right, some of it tooled long ago and covered with dark sediment now. Estimate: $300-$450.

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938. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1699F, rare. S-P42; KM-25; CT-529. 12.34 grams. Two dates (missing in Sellschopp), good full cross, 934. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1773V-(Y). S-P59; KM-45; CT-

964. 24.18 grams. Full cross, full pillars with clear date, plugged hole to right of right-hand pillar, Fine with toned fields, scarce and desirable final date of cobs. Estimate: $250-$375.

full pillars, attractively toned Fine with edge-splits and hole at bottom of cross, inexplicably underweight. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #845. Estimate: $350-$500.

935. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1659(E). S-P37a; KM-18; CT-

751. 13.24 grams. Bold date between full pillars, good full cross, flat peripheries but otherwise AVF, lightly toned, scarce. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #830. Estimate: $250-$375.

936. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-751.

13.45 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full cross and pillars but flat

peripheries, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, AVF with spots of dark “horn silver” here and there. Estimate: $200-$300.

937. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-756.

939. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal, 1709Y, very rare, KM

of all three dates, toned VF with edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bold full pillars-and-waves, full but double-struck cross, practically no legend, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, deeply toned (and lightly encrusted) fields for good contrast, holed at top of cross, VF, first example we have handled. Plate Coin in Krause-Mishler’s Spain, Portugal and the New World (2002), page 56. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

13.17 grams. Broad flan with good full pillars-and-waves and cross, parts

Plate Coin. S-P43a; KM-R30 (this coin); CT-unl (180 for Type). 13.45 grams.

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940. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-30; CT-1108. 941. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1730M, NGC VF 35. S-P44;

13.94 grams. Full and well-centered pillars with bold date, off-center cross, richly toned VF+ with edge-split, scarce. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #858. Estimate: $300-$450.

Bold pillars and cross with two bold dates and assayers, toned in crevices, edge-split. NGC #4459363-013. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-30a; CT-1110. 12.88 grams.

942. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1733E/YA, retrograde E/YA to right of cross, very rare. S-P46; KM-30a for Type. 13.70 grams. Bold VF+ with full waves and one full pillar, nearly full cross, light sediment on pillars side and spotty black toning on cross side, bold full retrograde E over traces of assayer YA (the over-assayer only on cross side), a very rare transition recorded as #93 in Paoletti’s Re-engraving Assayer’s Initials in Potosí Cobs (2014). Estimate: $500-up.

943. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1736E. S-P46; KM-30a; CT1118. 13.25 grams. Full pillars and cross, three mintmarks, two assayers

1121. 12.69 grams.

944. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1738/7M, unique overdate.

946. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT1122. 13.44 grams. Good full cross, one full pillar, chunky squarish flan,

and dates, light contrasting sediment in crevices, VF with edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P47; KM-30a for Type. 13.66 grams. Full pillars and cross, the latter with thick sediment in crevices, two full dates including clear 738/7 below cross (first we have seen), VF with scratches in flat area at bottom of pillars. Estimate: $350-$500.

945. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1738M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-

Nearly full pillars and cross, VF with spots of dark encrustation and porosity. Estimate: $150-$225.

two dates, VF with small spots of toning and sediment in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

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947. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1122.

13.43 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date, most of cross with clear M and king’s name in legend, VF with spots of encrustation and minor surface porosity. Estimate: $175-$250.

951. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1744C. S-P49; KM-30a; CT1129. 13.75 grams. Well-centered strike with nice full pillars-and-waves

and cross, two dates and parts of all three assayers, XF with patchy dark toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #870. Estimate: $250-$375.

948. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1740M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1123. 952. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-30a; CT-1131. 13.06 grams. Full and well-centered pillars and cross, all three mintmarks

and assayers, richly toned AVF, scarce. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #867. Estimate: $250-$375.

12.89 grams. Good full pillars and cross, AVF with contrasting toning, encrustation above the cross, scarce date (missing in Karon). Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #872. Estimate: $250-$375.

949. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1741P. S-P48; KM-30a; CT-1125.

953. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-30a; CT-1131.

13.24 grams. Very bold date below off-center cross, full but slightly

doubled pillars with second date, richly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #868. Estimate: $250-$375.

13.39 grams. Full pillars, full but off-center cross, spotty black “horn

silver” on surfaces, otherwise VF+. Estimate: $175-$250.

954. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip V, dates

and assayers as follows: 1740M, 1742P, 1743C and 1745q.

All with brown sediment as from the same hoard, F-VF on average, chunky and with parts of edge crude (as made) but with generally full (or nearly so) crosses and clear dates. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-30a. 52.98 grams total.

950. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1743C.

S-P49; KM-30a; CT-

Two bold dates, two assayers, good but off-center cross, well-centered pillars-and-waves, richly toned AVF. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #869. Estimate: $250-$375.

1128. 13.01 grams.

955. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1750q. S-P50a; KM-39. 12.78

grams. Good full cross and pillars, two dates and assayers, darkly toned all over and with light surface porosity, VF details. Estimate: $200-$300.

956. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1754C. S-P53; KM-39; CT-443.

14.00 grams. Two full dates, bold cross and pillars enhanced by contrast-

ing toning, VF with part of edge crude (as made), oddly overweight. Estimate: $200-$300.

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957. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1759q. S-P54; KM-39; CT-450.

13.42 grams. Interestingly triangular flan, typically chunky, with two dates, nice toning, crude VF, scarce. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #881. Estimate: $200-$300.

958. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1760(V-Y).

961. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT1156. 10.23 grams. Bold date and denomination within full pillars, good

full cross with bold mintmark, richly toned AVF with tangential part of edge clipped long ago. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #828. Estimate: $175-$250.

S-P57; KM-44; CT-1153. 13.32 grams. Well-centered strike on a very thick and chunky

962. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1763V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-

flan, bold date, good cross, toned AVF with a few old marks. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #882. Estimate: $200-$300.

1156. 13.47 grams. Full cross and pillars on broader, thinner flan than usual but with interesting point in edge, AVF with about half the coin encrusted. Estimate: $125-$200.

959. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1761V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-

963. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1764(V)-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT-

1154. 13.58 grams. Full cross and pillars, chunky flan with curious point

and tiny nipple, a phenomenon we have seen on a few other cobs of this period (see lot 924), two dates, toned VF. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #883. Estimate: $200-$300.

960. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1762(V-Y).

S-P57; KM-44;

CT-1155. 13.56 grams. Round but typically chunky flan with one bold date and part of another, king’s ordinal (TER)TIV(S) in legend, deeply toned (but low-contrast) Fine+. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #884. Estimate: $200-$300.

1157. 12.97 grams. Two

bold dates, full date and assayer Y, Fine+ with darkly toned fields (nice contrast). Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #886. Estimate: $200-$300.

964. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1764V-(Y).

S-P57; KM-44;

Well-centered strike but typically chunky, with two dates, toned AVF, crude around the edge (as made). Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #887. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-1157. 13.42 grams.

965. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1765(V)-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT-1158. 13.18 grams. Two very bold dates, full centers but peripheries flat, AVF with

sediment on fields, slightly rough surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200.

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966. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1772V-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT-1165. 13.19 grams. Beautifully old-toned AVF on a typically fat and chunky flan with good details, including two dates and an oversized cross. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #892. Estimate: $250-$375.

967. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Charles III, dates and assayers as follows:

1762(V-Y), 1767V-Y, 1769V-(Y) and 1771V-(Y). KM-44. 54.11 grams total. Typically crude

and chunky but with clear dates and nearly full crosses, some toned and some with light sediment in crevices. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

968. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1656E, retrograde E (unique), ornament at top on pillars side (not PH). S-P37a; KM-16; CT-904. 6.41 grams. Choice full pillars and cross but peripheries flat, clear date with retrograde-E assayer to left (first we have seen), AVF, toned around details. Estimate: $175-$250.

969. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal,

1683V. S-P39; KM-R24; CT-587. 6.21 grams. Broad flan with full interiors and nearly full legends, nice VF with contrastingly toned fields, holed at top (aligned axis). Pedigreed to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #1055. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

970. Potosí, Bo-

972. Potosí, Bo-

livia, cob 2 reales, 1685VR, Royallike. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

livia, cob 2 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-

24; CT-620. 6.91 grams.

Huge round flan, with full interior details, but really too much flatness in legend to be considered a full-fledged Royal, AVF with contrasting toning on fields, holed at top (aligned axis). Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #838. Estimate: $500-$750. 615. 6.80 grams.

971. Potosí, Bolivia,

choice AXF with full inner details, not much legend except for bold full third date 87 and king’s ordinal II, contrasting sediment on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

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973. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1 6 9 5 V R . S-P40;

KM-24; CT-626. 6.62 grams. Excellent full

cob 2 reales, 1687VR.

S-P40; KM-24; CT-618.

6.72 grams. Three dates,

Broad flan with three dates, full pillars-andwaves and cross but with minor flat spots, VF with patchy toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles with beautifully contrasting toning on fields, choice XF, some peripheral flatness. Estimate: $200-$300.

974. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1695VR. S-P40; KM-

24; CT-626. 5.45 grams.

Choice strike with full interiors, three dates, beautifully toned XF with edge-splits, holed at top of cross, light old shaving on part of edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

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975. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2

981. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2

reales, 1705Y, unique error struck on a 1R planchet.

reales, 1746q. S-P50; KM-29a; CT1375. 6.82 grams. Good full cross

S-P43a; KM-29 (for normal flan); CT1327 (for normal flan). 3.40 grams.

Full but off-center pillars with clear denomination 2, crude cross (doubled and weak), non-toned Fine, first specimen we have seen or heard of. Estimate: $125-$200.

976. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

and pillars (one pillar 100%), two dates, nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $125-$200.

982. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1748q.

S-P50a; KM-38; CT-505. 6.25

2 reales Royal, 1720Y.

S-P43a; KM-unl (R29 for Type); CT-1307. 6.28 grams. Clearly a

Royal as round and even in thickness, but with crudely doubled cross and minor weak areas, AVF with contrasting toning, holed at top of cross / bottom of pillars. Pedigreed to our Auction #21, with original lot-tag #1140, and to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #903. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

977. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

2 reales, 1727Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; KM-34; CT-40. 6.22 grams. Three bold dates, choice

grams. Bold full cross (slightly off-center) and pillars-and-waves, attractively toned XF with some green spots, parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

983. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2

reales, 1750E/q. S-P51; KM-38.

6.20 grams. Choice full cross, full pillars, AVF with toned fields, two dates and two full assayers (both with E/q). Estimate: $150-$225.

full cross and full but slightly off-center pillars-and-waves, deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1766V-Y. KM-43. 12.96 grams total. Nicely matched pair in terms of

978. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

985. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

984. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1765V-Y and

size and details, as both have nearly full but off-center pillars and crosses, clear dates, toned AVF. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

2 reales, 1733YA, rare, NGC VF 20. S-P45; KM-29a;

CT-1355. 6.8 grams. Choice full

cross and pillars-and-waves with deeply contrasting toning, three dates, two assayers and mintmarks, slightly odd shape. NGC #3888229-009. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2003, with original lot-tag #2339. Estimate: $250-$375.

979. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1733YA, rare. S-P45; KM-29a; CT-1355. 5.88 grams. Two full dates, three

mintmarks, full pillars, offcenter cross, crusty VF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

980. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2

reales, 1733YA, rare. S-P45;

KM-29a; CT-1355. 5.40 grams.

Good full cross and pillars with deep old toning but minor (old) corrosion and patina, VF with bold date, three mintmarks. Estimate: $125-$200.

2 reales, 1773/2V-(Y), assayer V at bottom right (unique). S-P59; KM-43. 6.73

grams. Full date (scarce final date of cobs) with strong overdate, full assayer V to right of that (first we have seen for this combination of date and denomination), bold cross, deeply toned fields, AVF with small hole in point at top. Estimate: $200-$300.

986. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, various periods, dates as follows: 1653E, 1655E, 1689VR and 1753C. 14.62 grams total. Interesting little group, F-VF on average, with generally clear dates and crosses and pillars, mostly toned, the 1655 with pomegranate at top of pillars and with plugged hole. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

987. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Charles II and

Philip V, dates as follows: 1681, 1683, 1686 and 1736. 7.04

grams total. F-VF with nice details (two with full monograms and cross-lions-castles), bold full dates, the 1686 with two dates but also with tiny hole, all but one toned. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

988. Large lot of 28 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip V through Charles III, dates and assayers not visible. 45.89 grams

total. Typically chunky and sharply cut, with most of cross and monogram but no dates, all more or less toned, no holes or corrosion, Fine on average. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Other Silver Cobs Dominican Republic

989. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, enriched billon (silver/copper) 11 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to

right, denomination XI to left, mintmark P-S flanking large R, extremely rare. KM-22; CT-unl. 2.94 grams. An issue so rare and obscure that this is the only the second time one has been offered at auction (the first being a lesser example in our Auction #7), with a known population of just seven pieces, all designed with a crowned R (supposed to be Gothic K for KAROLVS) flanked by mintmark P-S on one side and castle flanked by assayer F and denomination XI on other side (worth 1/4 real in its time, as the real was valued at 44 maravedís), all of which is clear on this specimen along with much legend, no worse than VF grade but with light surface porosity, hairline edge-split and uneven copper-silver color (as expected for billon), overall a rather decent example of a unique and ephemeral issue. Estimate: $2,000-up.

990. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, billon blanca, CharlesJoanna, assayer F to left, denomination I to right, mintmark S-P flanking Gothic R, extremely rare. KM-unl; CT-215. 0.85 gram. Nearly as

rare as the billon 11 maravedís in the previous lot is this blanca (also in billon, but this example looks like just copper, and technically from the second series of Santo Domingo coinage, but far rarer than the ubiquitous 4 maravedís), of which this is among the finest of only eight known, its design showing a crowned R (which was supposed to be a Gothic K for KAROLVS) flanked by mintmark S-P on one side and anchor-like crowned Y (for YOHANA) flanked by assayer F and denomination I on the other side, a dark VF specimen with light surface porosity but nearly full details including legends, tiny edge-split. Note: Estrella refers to this denomination as 1 maravedí, but archival research by Jorge Proctor presented in 2010 (Plus Vltra newsletter) and 2017 (Gaceta numismática) has shown that the lowest denomination, with this exact design, was called a blanca. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Colombia 991. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer E below mintmark RN to left (1626-30), rare, PCGS VF30, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; KM-3.4. 27.34 grams. Good full cross,

full but weaker shield with very light surface porosity, full RNE to left and denomination VIII (vertically) to right, minimal toning. PCGS #85752587. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11020). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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992. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer and mintmark not vis-

ible (RN-E to right). Restrepo-M36.4; S-C3; KM-2.4. 13.74 grams. Good full shield with bottoms of IIII (vertically) visible to left, good full cross (slightly off-center), very lightly red-toned VF+. Estimate: $500-$750.

993. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (1)725/4, assayer S to right, mintmarks F to left and NoR between pillars, 2-II flank-

ing shield, very rare. Restrepo-M72.4; S-B13; KM-19; CT-unl (222 for Type). 6.52 grams. Full shield (lions and castles transposed) and pillars (slightly doubled) with nearly full legends including clear bottom half of date 725 (first digit omitted) with clear 5/4, full king’s ordinal V and parts of his name, richly toned Fine+ with hole to right of shield. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

994. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, 1627(P), PCGS F12, exHubbard hoard, ex-Christensen, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M20.12; S-B4; KM-5; CT-1067. 3.34 grams. Full date to left of off-center cross with quadrants transposed as usual, the shield also off-center with bold denomination I to right inside most of king’s name, rich rainbow toning all over. PCGS #85753764. Pedigreed to the 1950s Clyde Hubbard hoard, with Henry Christensen tag, and pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11092). Estimate: $350-$500.

995. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, date and as- 996. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, date and assayer not visible (Pinto, 1627), quadrants of cross transposed, PCGS VF20, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M20.9; S-B4; KM-5; CT-1067. 3.18

grams. Bold full shield with clear N-dot-R-dot to left, off-center cross

with quadrants transposed, deeply toned all over. PCGS #85760610. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11085). Estimate: $300-$450.

sayer not visible (Ramos, 1651), PCGS XF45, ex-Hubbard hoard, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M24.6; S-B6; KM-9; CT-Type 237. 3.32 grams.

Full but off-center pillars-and-waves (the left pillar bold) and shield (proper quadrants) with peripheral weak spot on both sides, attractive rainbow toning. PCGS #85760955. Pedigreed to the 1950s Clyde Hubbard hoard and to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11100). Estimate: $350-$500.

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997. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer R to right, mintmark NR to left.

Restrepo-M20.27; S-B6; KM-5; CT-unl (236 for Type). 3.45

grams. Good full shield and crown (slightly doubled)

and cross (proper quadrants), some legend including bottoms of 16 and possible tail of final digit 9 of date (hence 1649, as listed in Restrepo), richly toned AXF. Estimate: $250-$375.

998. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, E-C (assayer-mintmark) below monogram, extremely rare, Restrepo

Plate Coin. Restrepo-M17.2; S-C3; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.61 grams. The rarity of 1/2R cobs attributable to Cartagena cannot be understated, as only three are known, one each from the three distinct periods of coinage (mintmark NR and assayer E, 1626-30; mintmark C and assayer E, 163035; and mintmark C and assayer S, 1655), of which this is the one in the middle. It is a wonderfully explicit coin, with bold full monogram above +E+C+ along the bottom, the cross on the other side also full but weaker, mostly darkly toned but with light surface corrosion, at least VF overall. Plate Coin on page 70 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (2012). Estimate: $1,000-up.

999. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/4 real, (1703), PCGS F15, ex-Eldorado. Restrepo-M53.2; S-B11; KM-B7 for Type; CT-unl. 1.08 grams. Good full lion and castle but no other detail (albeit larger in diameter than the Restrepo Plate Coin), attractively toned all over. PCGS #85760661. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11136). Estimate: $400-$600.

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Guatemala

Spain (for use in the New World)

1000. Guatemala, 2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a 1004. Burgos, Spain (for use in the New World), copper 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer R. KM-unl (B1.3 for Type); CT-Type 175. 6.21 grams. Good full cross with full countermark

(Type A), full but doubled shield with bold king’s ordinal visible, host AVF, countermark VF+, attractively toned throughout, holed to right of cross. Estimate: $350-$500.

maravedís, Ferdinand-Isabel, rare. CT-Type 263. 2.88 grams. Nearly

full (Gothic) legends around full inner details (the F-Y side a little corroded but the crowned-F side nice), long hairline edge-split, AVF overall with nice toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

1001. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1751J.

S-G1a; KM-12; CT-282.

26.87 grams. Big rectangular flan with nearly full but off-center pil-

lars with particularly bold crown and mintmark and 175 of date (the final digit 1 also full but weaker), full assayer on other side, AVF with toning around details, holed in blank corner. Estimate: $200-$300.

1005. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, no assayer, mintmark oSo to left, assayer * in center of reverse, legend ending in ARAGO. CT-unl (188 for Type). 13.61 grams. Huge flan with

100% full legends and crown and inner details, richly toned XF+ with hints of underlying luster, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $400-$600.

1002. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1750J. S-G1a; CT-555; KM-10. 6.46

grams. Richly old-toned Fine with full date below full crowned globes and waves, off-center shield with bold full assayer and king’s ordinal VI, scarce as unholed. Estimate: $125-$200.

1006. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark

S to left, no assayer. CT-217. 13.37 grams. Broad flan with bold full legends and mintmark, nice full shield and yoke-and-arrows, AU with light luster, peripheral areas of dark-orange crust and toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1003. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1750J. S-G1a; CT-555; KM-10. 6.41

grams. Neatly rectangular flan with bold full date below full globes and waves (slightly off-center), full and well-centered shield on other side, richly toned Fine+, scarce as unholed. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1007. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S to left, assayer Gothic D on reverse. CT-211. 13.63 grams. Crisply detailed AU with muted luster, legends incomplete but full crown and interiors, incipient toning at top edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #1103. Estimate: $200-$300.

1011. Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark G below yoke and arrows, tiny circlets flanking shield. CT-316. 3.11 grams. Full legends (Gothic) and crown and inner details, XF with very light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1012. Lot of two Spain 1/2R Ferdinand-Isabel, Seville and

Toledo mints (one each). 3.30 grams total. Good full inner details

and nearly full legends on both, lightly toned XF. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.

1008. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R

on reverse. CT-Type 198. 6.69 grams. Full and crisply detailed interiors, most of legends including full ELISABE(T) with backwards S, AUwith minor surface pitting here and there. Estimate: $125-$200.

1013. Seville, Spain, 1/4 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, S-o below yoke, rare, NGC VF 25, ex-Huntington (designated on label).

CT-512. Deeply old-toned, broad flan with 100% full legends (Gothic)

1009. Segovia, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer oP to left of shield, mintmark aqueduct and two circlets below yoke and arrows. CT-256. 7.00 grams. Perfectly round flan with good

and inner details, desirable pedigree. NGC #3843095-015. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Philip II

full interiors and nearly full but partially flat legends and crown, clear assayer on obverse and mintmark on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1010. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark B

below yoke and arrows, ermine and Jerusalem cross at top.

CT-286. 3.24 grams. Full legends (Gothic) and crown and inner details,

XF with choice light toning all over with blue-green highlights. Estimate: $100-$150.

1014. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer not vis-

ible. 27.00 grams. Very large flan with full inner details and nearly full legends and crown, slight doubling on shield side, nicely toned XF. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1015. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer M-in-circle

below mintmark oT to left, denomination to right. CT-259. 27.25 grams. Choice, full and bold shield and cross-lions-castles and tressure, nearly full crown but legends mostly flat, full mintmark-assayer, XF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, lot #1067. Estimate: $500-$750.

1016. Valladolid, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer oA, rare,

NGC MS 61. CT-278. 27.02 grams. Highly lustrous for a cob, with much legend and full inner details, including bold full mintmark (wavy lines) to left and assayer over denomination to right, starting to tone. NGC #4664062-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1017. Granada, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F above 1018. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic denomination oIIII to right, mintmark G to left. CT-297. 12.68 grams. Choice full shield and cross-and-tressure for the grade (AVF),

nice old toning (slightly uneven), probably very slightly shaved around edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure, fleur-de-lis above shield. CT-

Broad flan in lustrous UNC (very rare grade) with small areas of minute pitting, all details full and choice, no toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

391. 13.63 grams.

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1023. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, 1588 date to right, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left. CT-638. 1.60 grams. Broad flan

1019. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure, fleur-de-lis above shield. CT-

Richly rainbow-toned AXF with choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, bold denomination, two small edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300. 391. 13.45 grams.

with full but lightly pitted crown, monogram and cross-lions-castles, full mintmark-assayer and date (the latter partially weak but significant and popular as the year of the Spanish Armada, also first date of type), toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1024. Seville, Spain, cob 1/2 real, (15)89/88 date to right, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left. CT-unl (cf 640). 1.67 grams.

Broad flan with good full cross and monogram, full and clear 89/8 date in two digits and mintmark-assayer to left, nice VF+ with satin-smooth surfaces and light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1020. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

at 4 o’clock outside tressure, fleur-de-lis above shield. CT-391.

13.76 grams. Broad flan with much legend in addition to full interiors,

Philip III

mostly darkly toned and encrusted, XF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1025. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1614V, NGC AU 58. CT-280;

KM-36.2. 13.68 grams. Clear date with bold final digit 4, good full shield

1021. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure, fleur-de-lis above shield. CT-

and cross, plus much legend and nearly full crown, attractive light toning over muted luster. NGC #4664062-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Very broad flan with superb full cross-lions-castles and shield, some bold legend, attractively toned XF+, slightly uneven thickness. Estimate: $125-$200. 391. 13.60 grams.

1026. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1615V. CT-281; KM-36.2. 13.36 grams. Good full cross (nice lions) and shield, bold full 15 of date, full mintmark-assayer and denomination, darkly toned AVF with lightly

1022. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer M-in- pitted surfaces, edge-crack. Estimate: $150-$225.

circle below mintmark oT to left. CT-559. 6.68 grams. Full but doubled shield and cross, full mintmark and assayer, much legend and nearly full crown, partially toned XF. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Philip IV

1027. Madrid, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1639, assayer not visible (BI), rare, ex-Asian hoard. CT-Type 85; KM-114. 26.97 grams. Full

and clear date despite raised surface corrosion all over (undoubtedly buried), mostly dark, yet somehow still solid and full weight. Estimate: $125-$200.

1028. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1628D, NGC VF 30. CT-601;

Choice full shield and cross, the latter off-center just enough to show a 100% full date (rare thus), also full and bold mintmark-assayer, denomination and king’s name PHILIPPV(S), lightly toned. NGC 2787848-006. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-unl (80 for Type).

1029. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (16)37R, rare, ex-Asian

hoard. CT-610; KM-80. 26.82 grams. Crude per the period, with much unevenness in thickness and strike, several small test-cuts and chopmarks, lightly toned AVF overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

1030. Lot of two Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, as-

sayers not visible, ex-Asian hoard. KM-80. 53.15 grams total. Toned Fine on average (one with bold full cross), with heavy test-cuts and a few small chopmarks. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Attica

1034. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, “boy on dolphin,” ca. 2721031. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, “owl,” 440-404 BC, 240 BC. HN Italy-1024; Vlasto-846. 6.35 grams. Youth on horseback left,

NGC Choice XF, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. 17.17 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing

right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. NGC #4372866-012. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

crowning horse / Taras, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; to right, cock standing left, inscription below. Attractively toned VF, full details. Estimate: $350-$500.

Celtic Gaul

1032. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, “owl,” 400-353 BC.

Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye and pi-style palmette / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. New style, high grade (frosty AU) but with banker’s mark on Athena. Estimate: $400-$600.

HGC 4. 17.01 grams.

Calabria

1035. Gaul, Massalia, AR drachm or tetrobol, 2nd-1st centuries BC, NGC Choice AU, strike 5/5 surface 3/5. Weber-Pl.

1, 42. 2.70 grams. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis facing right, quiver at shoulder / lion facing left with inscription above and below. NGC #4372849-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

Ionia

1033. Calabria, Taras, AR didrachm, “boy on dolphin,”

281-240 BC, NGC Choice XF, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. Vlasto

673; SNG ANS 1051-1054. 7.85 grams. Youth on horseback right, crowning

horse with wreath / Phalanthos, holding grape bunch, astride dolphin left. NGC #4372899-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1036. Ionia, Phocaea, electrum hecte, 387-326 BC, NGC

Choice XF, strike 3/5 surface 4/5. Bodenstedt 96; Fr-427. 2.57 grams.

Female head / quadripartite incuse square. NGC #4372896-009. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Lucania

1040. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III 1037. Lucania, Velia, AR nomos or stater or didrachm, ca.

300-280 BC. HN Italy 1309 (Philistion-Group). 6.33 grams. Head of Athena

right, wearing winged and laureate Attic helmet; monogram behind / lion walking right; monogram flanking grain ear above, P below. Two light scratches to right of Athena and one imperfection through body of lion but a beautifully toned and centered XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, early posthumous issue, Sidon mint, dated CY 13 (321/0 BC), NGC Choice XF, strike 4/5, surface 3/5. Price 3501. 17.06 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing

lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; M (date) in left field, monogram under throne. NGC #4241495-102. Estimate: $350-$500.

Kings of Cappadocia

1041. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Myriandros or Issos mint, struck under Menes or Philotas, ca. 325-324/3 BC, NGC XF. Price

1038. Kings of Cappadocia, AR tetradrachm, Ariarathos VII Philometer, ca. 106-101/0 BC, struck in the name and types of Antiochos VII of Syria, Ariaratheia or Eusebia-Tyana mint, struck ca. 104-2 BC. Lorber & Houghton Series 1, Issue 3, 121-151

3231. 16.43 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; two symbols in left field, monogram under throne. NGC #4241495-040. Estimate: $350-$500.

(obverse die A6); SC 2148 (Antiochos VII); HGC 7, 829; HGC 9, 1069 (Antiochos VII). 16.53 grams. Diademed head of Antiochos VII right / Athena

Nikephoros standing left; monogram above A to outer left, O to inner left, monogram to inner right; all within laurel wreath. XF with hint of luster and incipient toning, nice details. Estimate: $400-$600.

1042. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, early posthumous issue, Amphipolis mint, struck under Antipater, ca. 322-320 BC, NGC XF. Price 108. 16.73 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin

Kings of Macedon

headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left, cornucopia in left field. NGC #4241495-065. Estimate: $350-$500.

1039. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), ca. 336-323 BC, struck 300-290 BC.

cf. Price 511. 17.13 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress

/ Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; X in left field, wreath under throne. Bold details, lightly toned VF+, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $600-$900.

1043. Kings of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Amphipolis mint, struck under Kassander, Philip IV, or Alexander (son of Kassander), ca. 315-294 BC. Price 458. 17.23 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing

lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left, letter and torch in left field, letter under throne. VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Ancient Roman Roman Republic 1044. Kings of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, uncertain mint in Macedon or Greece, struck ca. 310-275 BC. Price 862. 4.17 grams. Head of Herakles right,

wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left, aplustre in left field. VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1049. Roman Republic, AR denarius, 58 BC, M. Aemilius

Lesbos

Levantine king Aretas kneeling beside a camel / Jupiter in quadriga, scorpion below horses. VG with some well-defined details and lovely toning. With old collector’s tags. Estimate: $125-$200.

1045. Lesbos, Mytilene, electrum hecte, 521-478 BC, NGC XF, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. HGC 6, 937; Bodenstedt 13. 2.50 grams. Head of roaring lion / incuse calf head with rectangular punch behind. NGC #4372896-012. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Phoenicia

Scaurus and Pub. Plautius Hypsaeus.

BMC 3878. 3.81 grams.

1050. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military

mint traveling with Caesar, ca. 49 BC. Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006, RSC 49. 3.19 grams. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned

serpent / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. VG with important details clear and well toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

Roman Empire 1046. Phoenicia, Arados, AR drachm, 172/1-111/0 BC,

dated CY 91 (169/8 BC), “bee.” DCA 774; HGC 10, 63. 3.81 grams.

Bee with straight wings, date (in monogram form) right, RE monogram right / Stag standing right before palm tree. Brightly toned VF, full details and well centered. Estimate: $350-$500.

Sicily

1051. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Augustus Caesar, 27 BC to 14 AD, Lugdunum mint, NGC Choice AU, strike 3/5 surface 3/5. RIC I 207; Lyon 82; RSC 43. 3.79 grams. Laureate head right

/ Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, holding shields and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above. NGC #4372875-015. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1047. Sicily, Akragas, AR nomos or didrachm, 490-472 BC, crab / eagle. SNG ANS 939. 8.48 grams. Eagle standing left / Crab within incuse circle. Nicely toned, especially incuse crab, which is very clearly stamped. VF overall. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Thessaly

1048. Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm, 400-365 BC, NGC

Choice AU, strike 4/5 surface 4/5. BCD Thessaly II 225. 5.97 grams.

Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right, hair in ampyx / Horse standing right, preparing to lie down. NGC #4372864-008. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1052. Roman Empire, AR denarius “tribute penny,” Tiberius, 14-37 AD, Lugdunum mint, NGC AU, strike 3/5 surface 3/5. RIC I 30; BMCRE 48; BN 33; RSC 16a. 3.79 grams. (TI CAESAR DIVI

AVG F) AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical scepter; ornate legs to chair. The tribute penny was the coin that was shown to Jesus when he made his famous speech “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” The phrase comes from the King James Version of the gospel account: Jesus is asked, “Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” (Mark 12:14) and he replies, “bring me a penny, that I may see it” (Mark 12:15). NGC #4372896-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Byzantine Empire

1053. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin II, 565-578 AD,

Constantinople mint. Sear 345. 4.29 grams. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield / Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; B// CONOB. Lustrous XF with good details. Estimate: $250-$375.

1055. Byzantine Empire, AE follis, Basil II, 976-1025 AD.

10.31 grams. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown / Lettering.

Bold XF with toning around details, traces of original color on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1054. Byzantine Empire, AV histamenon nomisma, Michael

VII, 1071-1078 AD, Constantinople mint. Sear 1868. 4.25 grams. Nimbate Christ enthroned facing, raising hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels / Crowned bust of Michael VII facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. XF and well centered. Estimate: $400-$600.

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World Silver Coins Anguilla

1058. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), La Rioja mint, 2 soles, 1826P, medal alignment, NGC XF 45. Janson-45.1.2; KM-18. 1056. Anguilla, 1 “Liberty” dollar, July 11, 1967, countermark on a Mexico City, Mexico, 5 pesos, 1948, Cuauhtemoc, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. KM-X2. 29.98 grams. Finest known for the type and tied with one other for second finest known in the entire Anguilla Liberty dollar series in the NGC census, all the incised lettering bold and deeply toned, the host lustrous and with full interior design but peripheries flattened by the countermarking. NGC #2741459-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Richly toned with traces of underlying luster, old scratch in field above S of denomination, slightly off-center strike. NGC #4494536-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

Argentina (Córdoba)

Argentina (River Plate Provinces) 1059. Córdoba, Argentina, 1/4 real, 1839PP, rare die variety

(line below date). Janson-6.2.2. 0.80 gram. Bold, well-toned VF, the castle side slightly off-center, nice example of a rare variety. Estimate: $400-$600.

1060. Lot of 10 Córdoba, Argentina, 1/4R, 1839PP, different varieties. 8.35 grams total. VF on average, all with nice toning and bold details, great lot for the beginning variety collector. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

1057. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosí mint, 8 reales, 1815F. KM-14. 26.65 grams. Highly lustrous BU with strong die-

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

polish lines, minor bagmarks only, touch of surface corrosion near part of edge only, very flashy and choice overall. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1061. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 2 reales, 1860. KM-11. 7.73 grams. AU+, nice color with hints of luster, the strike mostly bold

but with some weak spots, still exceptional for the issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Argentina (Patagonia and Araucania / New France)

Belgium

1065. Antwerp, Brabant, Belgium, double briquet, 1475, Charles the Rash, NGC XF 40.

1062. Patagonia and Araucania (New France), copper pat-

tern 2 centavos, King Orllie-Antoine, 1874, NGC MS 65 RB. KM-X1; VG-3859. Brightly lustrous and satin-smooth surfaces with

Lev-II-17. Full legends (Gothic) and inner details, fairly strong (and even) strike, with areas of pretty bluish toning. NGC #4494712-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

traces of bluish toning developing, in fact tied for top grade at NGC for the desirable Red-Brown designation, technically below two 66’s in the Brown category. NGC #4494536-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

Argentina (Republic)

1066. Brussels, Belgium, 50 francs, 1935, Brussels Exposition and Railway Centennial, coin alignment, NGC MS 66.

KM-107.1. Frosty luster on satin surfaces, faint surface hairlines, incipient

toning, tied with four others for second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 67. NGC #4494585-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

1063. Argentina, copper essai 2 centavos, 1878, NGC MS 63 RB. KM-E2. Deep rainbow toning over muted luster, no marks but

very slight flattening on very highest points. NGC #2782822-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

1064. Argentina, copper 2 centavos, 1884, 4 tilted left,

NGC MS 64 RB, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

Janson-26.2; KM-33.. Superior

original brassy color and luster, tiny dark spots on arms side only, minimal marks on central high points. NGC #2802617-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bolivia (colonial) Pillars

1067. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768JR, four-petal rosettes. KM-50; CT-967. 26.94 grams. Re-punched 68 in

date, lustrous AU- with faint surface hairlines, light graffiti above crown. Estimate: $400-$600.

1068. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1767JR, six-petal rosettes, rare. KM-49; CT-1167. 13.29 grams. Attractively toned XF with a few minor marks, one dig or chopmark below U of QUE, slightly off-center strike, scarce first date of issue. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Busts

1073. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ. KM1069. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776PR. KM-55; CT-977. 26.19 grams. AVF with weak bust, toning around details,

73; CT-732. 27.10 grams.

Estimate: $125-$200.

Bold UNC with very light surface hairlines.

no big problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1074. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1809PJ. KM-84; CT-600. 26.65 grams. AU with light surface hairlines, the obverse

1070. Potosí, Bolivia, silver 8R-sized proclamation medal, slightly weak with black spots but the reverse bold and attractively

Charles IV, 1789. Herrera-187. 24.64 grams. Nice AU- with beautiful rich toning and underlying luster, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1071. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1804PJ. KM-

73; CT-727. 27.12 grams. Nice AU with good luster, very light toning but

also some faint surface hairlines. Estimate: $150-$225.

1072. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ.

KM-73; CT-732. 26.97 grams. Lustrous UNC with light surface hairlines.

Estimate: $125-$200.

lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1075. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1809PJ. KM-84; CT-600. 27.10 grams. Very

bold AU/UNC with light toning on obverse and nice luster on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

1076. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814PJ.

KM-84; CT-603. 27.04 grams. AU with muted luster, weak spot in crown.

Estimate: $125-$200.

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1081. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1776JR.

1077. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1824J,

KM-53; CT-1386. 6.80 grams. Lustrous UNC with light surface hairlines, scrape across forehead, popular date. Estimate: $125-$200.

rare single-letter assayer. KM-84; CT-615. 26.99 grams. AU with muted luster, parts of slightly rims crude (as made), no problems. Estimate: $500-$750.

Bolivia (Republic)

1078. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825J,

assayer.

1082. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1833L, rare single-letter

rare single-letter assayer. KM-84; CT-616. 27.01 grams. AU- with muted luster, spotty incipient toning, parts of rims crude (as made), desirable final year of colonial issue. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-97. 26.96 grams. UNC with muted luster, light surface hairlines, bold details, incipient toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

1083. Potosí, Bolivia, copper 2 centésimos, 1864, rare. KM148. 7.66 grams. One-year type, nice circulated specimen (XF) with even

copper-red color all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

1079. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1775JR,

rare, NGC AU 53, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-54; CT1176. Bold strike, very light colorful toning over muted luster in fields,

more like AU 58 by today’s standards but in any case second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 55. NGC #302821-015 (older label). Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1084. Potosí, Bolivia, proof 20 centavos, 1884FE. KM-159.2.

4.96 grams. Lustrous Proof with lovely blue toning all over, light surface hairlines, no wear or marks, listed in KM as rare and without values. Estimate: $200-$300.

1080. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1776PR. KM-

Desirable date, bold AU details with surface porosity and crusty toning. Estimate: $150-$225. 54; CT-1178. 13.24 grams.

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Brazil

Bulgaria

1089. Bulgaria, 1 lev, 1882, NGC MS 62. KM-4. Light rainbow toning, muted luster, minimal high-point wear. NGC #4688007-007. Estimate: $200-$300. 1085. Rio, Brazil, bronze XL (40) reis, João VI, 1822-R.

AU with typical dark brown color, fully detailed and well struck. Estimate: $100-$150. R-524; KM-319.1. 19.34 grams.

1086. Cuiaba, Brazil, copper 40 reis, Pedro I, 1828-C. R-704;

AU+ with weak strike at rims, most areas still showing bright red mint luster and an overall quality that is rarely seen. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-364.1. 5.90 grams.

Chile (colonial)

1090. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816FJ,

NGC XF 45. KM-80; CT-632. Broad flan with mostly bold rims, bluish toning over muted luster, light even wear. NGC #4484011-005. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1807FJ. KM1087. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1852, encapsulated NGC 1091. 60; CT-906. 13.52 grams. Non-toned VF+ with luster, broad flan (good MS 62. R-571; KM-462. Patchy rainbow toning with underlying luster

all over, no marks but light rub on very highest points only. NGC #3348375-005. Estimate: $100-$150.

1088. Brazil, aluminum-bronze 1,000 reis, 1922, Inde-

pendence issue, BBASIL error, PCGS MS65. R-123a; KM-522.2. Lustrous and brassy with incipient rainbow toning, popular error with second letter of country name as B instead of R, tied with two others for finest known in PCGS census. PCGS #18690526. Estimate: $200-$300.

obverse rim), no big problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1092. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“admiral” bust), 1810FJ. KM-74; CT-1016. 6.82 grams. Richly toned XF with bold even details, slightly off-center obverse, faint underlying luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1093. Santiago, Chile, bust 1/2

real, Ferdinand VII, 1814FJ, NGC AU 58. KM-64; CT-1393. Deeply toned

over muted luster, choice bold strike, more like MS to our eyes but in any case second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4465096-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

Chile (Republic)

1094. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso (“volcano peso”), 1834I. KM-

82.2. 26.95 grams. Attractively toned XF with faint horizontal die-crack across middle of volcano side, parts of rims weak (as made), nice specimen of a desirable series. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Colombia (colonial)

1096. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII 1095. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles III, anepigraphic

issue with pillar-dollar castle and lion (1760s-70s). Restrepo-2.1; CT-1478 (under La Rioja).. 0.68 gram. Bold XF with slightly rough fields and solder-marks on edge as once mounted, nice light toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

(bust of Charles IV), 1816F, rare, NGC VF 30. Restrepo-120.10; KM-71; CT-596. Attractively old-toned and problem-free, more like XF in our opinion, with slightly weak centers and satin-smooth fields, in any case tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4686270-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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1101. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 2 reales, 1814, retrograde 4 in date. Restrepo-136.3; KM-D1. 4.50 grams. Typically crude

VF for the type with clear details including date, odd natural lacuna

1097. Colombia, pair of uniface silver die-trials of the in edge, chocolate brown toning throughout. Estimate: $200-$300. reverses for 8R- and 4R-sized proclamation medals (same design), Charles III, 1760. Restrepo-p. 111; Herrera-93, 94. 58.25 grams

total. Both attractively toned AU with no significant marks or wear, the larger one with horizontal die-crack that is also evident in the Restrepo Plate Coin. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1102. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, NGC MS 62 BN, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2.

Choice bold strike with practically no wear, dark brown color with hints of underlying luster. NGC #4494536-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

1098. Honda, Colombia, silver 4R-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, rare, NGC VF 20. Herrera-22. Evenly worn details (weakly struck in centers) with contrasting toning, rather attractive for the grade. NGC #4686270-002. Estimate: $1,500-up.

Colombia (Santa Marta royalist)

Colombia (United Provinces of New Granada)

1099. Santa Marta, Colombia, 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820, very rare.

Restrepo-117.1; KM-B5; CT-1013.

3.91 grams. Deeply toned VF

in low-fineness silver, struck slightly off-center and with weight-adjusting clip in edge (as issued), but with bold details all over, quite decent for the type overall. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

1100. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 2 reales, 18(13-14), NGC VF 30 BN. Re-

1103. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca, “Libertad Americana”), 2 reales, 1819JF, PCGS AU55 (rare grade). Restrepo-138.1; KM-76.. Much higher grade than commonly encountered, lustrous but

with adjustment marks covered in nice gray patina with light gold toning all over. PCGS #25559439. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

strepo-136.4; KM-D1. Darkly toned all over, mostly bold details but some weak spots (typically crude), the 18 of date barely visible but the last two digits smooth, attributable to only 1813 or 1814, but slab label says “(1811),” probably in reference to this issue being from the period of Cartagena’s first independence from Spain, which began in 1811. NGC #2741459-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

1104. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca, “Libertad Americana”), 1 real, 1813JF. Restrepo-133.1; KM-F1. 2.91 grams. Attractively toned XF with much more central detail than usual for this desirable early type, part of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

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Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca)

Colombia (Republic of New Granada)

1105. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 1/4 real, 1821,

with BA mintmark to left, NGC UNC details / surface hairlines. Restrepo-145.3; KM-79.2. Bold full details with faint toning and

luster, slightly rough surfaces (possibly as made, but certainly not “hairlined”). NGC #2814778-019. Estimate: $400-$600.

1109. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 reales, 1848, NGC AU 50.

Colombia (Republic)

Restrepo-196.3; KM-107. Deeply rainbow toned with traces of luster, minimal marks but high points very lightly worn. NGC #4494536012. Estimate: $350-$500.

1106. Popayán, Colombia, 1

1110. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1846RS, NGC MS 62.

Restrepo-194.15; KM-98. Muted luster but clearly no wear, the surfaces somewhat grainy and parts of rims weak (as made), still tied with two others for second highest grade in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #3827625-009. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

real, 1829RU. Restrepo-154.10; KM-

87.2. 3.40 grams. Brightly lustrous UNC with a couple tiny black spots, parts of reverse rim crude (as made), overall quite exceptional for the issue, possibly finest known. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1107. Lot of three Colombian minors: 1R, Popayán, 1831RU, and Bogotá, 1833RS; 1/2R, Bogotá, 1834RS. Re-

strepo-154.14, 153.10, 150.3; KM-87.2, 87.1 and 88.1. 6.51 grams total. Toned VF, no problems, parts of rims crude or weak (as made). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

1111. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1841VU with V/R in as-

sayer (rare). Restrepo-188.2; KM-97.2. 5.10 grams. Toned VF with typically weak centers, a few old marks but nothing distracting, overall a decent example of this over-assayer variety (with evidence of some letter under the U as well, not mentioned in Restrepo). Estimate: $250-$375.

1108. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1834RS, NGC XF 40, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-150.3; KM-88.1. 1.33 grams.

Mostly bold strike with light toning over muted luster, die-crack across date corresponding to crude spot (as made) on reverse. NGC #2741459-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

1112. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1842UM. Restrepo-188.9;

KM-97.2. 5.37 grams. Very scarce variety without overdate, bold VF with slightly crude rims (as made), toned all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1113. Bogotรก, Colombia, 2 reales, 1848, PCGS MS63, finest

known in PCGS census. Restrepo-190.3; KM-105. 5.24 grams. Beautifully rainbow toned over luster, no marks or wear but some high points weak, tops at PCGS and tied with one other at this grade in the NGC census. PCGS #34958701. Estimate: $200-$300.

1117. Popayรกn, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1846UE. Restrepo-178.24;

KM-96.2. 1.22 grams. UNC (rare grade) with light surface hairlines, nice luster, incipient rainbow toning, slightly crude reverse details (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

1118. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1840, NGC MS 66.

Restrepo-172.7; KM-90.1. 0.68 gram. Broad flan extending beyond rim details, die-crack to right of date, choice strike with nice luster, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #2741459-013. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1114. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1 real, 1837RS, PCGS MS64, finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses. Restrepo-182.1; KM-91.1. 2.92

grams. Very bold and fully detailed strike (rare thus), with muted luster and minimal toning, in fact finest known at PCGS by two grades and with none graded in the NGC census. PCGS #34958700. Estimate: $300-$450.

1119. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1850, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label).

Restrepo-174.1; KM-108.1. 0.85 gram. Choice bold strike, lightly toned over

muted luster, finest in NGC census by five grades. NGC #2741459014. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1120. Lot of six Colombian minors: 2R, Bogotรก, 1844RS 1115. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1839RS. Restrepo-177.2; KM-

96.1. 1.49 grams. Mint State with minor lamination on B of BOGOTA,

nice luster, incipient toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

(two); 1R, Bogotรก, 1853; 1/2R, Popayรกn, 1839RU and 1844UM (rare assayer for date); 1/4R, Popayรกn, 1855. Re-

strepo-187.11, 185.3, 178.3, 178.16 and 175.12; KM-97.1, 112, 96.2 and 108.2.

16.63 grams total. VF-XF+, some with corrosion and/or weak centers

but all with clear details, mostly lightly toned. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

1121. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1

dรฉcimo, 1855. Restrepo-186.6; KM-115.

2.46 grams. AU+ with rub on highest points only, very light toning on matte surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.

1116. Bogotรก, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1840RS, PCGS AU58. Restrepo-177.4; KM-96.1. 1.48 grams. Bold strike (with slight central bulge

on obverse), light toning on muted luster, in fact second finest known in PCGS census behind a single MS 64. PCGS #34958698. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Colombia (Granadine Confederation)

1 1 2 6 . Po p a y á n , C o l o m bia, 1 décimo, 1866, fineness 0.835/0.900. Restrepo-269.1; KM-145.2a.

2.31 grams. Evenly worn VF with deep toning, crude rims and surface roughness on reverse, still scarce grade for this one-year type for the mint. Estimate: $250-$375.

1122. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1860, PCGS XF40,

finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-223.2; KM-124. 1.24 grams. Deeply toned and

minimally worn, in fact finest known of just two in the PCGS census (with none graded in the NGC census). PCGS #34958703. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

Colombia (United States of New Granada)

1127. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1866, fineness 0.835, NGC VF 35, finest known in NGC census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-268.1; KM-

145.1. Lightly toned over muted luster, with minimal wear for the grade (should be XF, in our opinion), finest and only specimen graded by NGC. NGC #4687761-005. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1128. Lot of two Medellín, Colombia, minors: 1 décimo 1874/3 and 1/2 décimo 1873. Restrepo-271.1 and 260.1; KM-151.2 and 150.4. 3.70 grams total. Both rather worn (Fine or so), the 1d nicely toned but nearly smooth on date, and the 1/2d listed as rare in KM without values. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

1123. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1861, PCGS VF25. Re-

strepo-242.1; KM-137. 2.52 grams. Evenly toned, with wear and weakness on high points, no notable marks, very scarce even in this grade. PCGS #34958704. Estimate: $200-$300.

1129. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1871, PCGS MS63,

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses.

Restrepo-256.4; KM-

Choice strike, elegant rainbow toning over muted luster, rare grade (none higher, tops at NGC being a pair of MS 62’s). PCGS #83877569. Estimate: $400-$600. 150.1.

1130. Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1875, without 1124. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1864, NGC UNC details

/ surface hairlines. Restrepo-315.3; KM-139.1. Brightly lustrous, with bagmarks on reverse and surface hairlines as mentioned, some high points weak, but overall very flashy and impressive. NGC #4251840002. Estimate: $350-$500.

1125. Popayán, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1864, NGC VF 30. Re-

strepo-267.2; KM-145.2. Deeply rainbow toning, bold strike with minor marks and only high-point wear (looks more like XF to us), second finest known in NGC census nevertheless (behind a single AU 55). NGC #4687761004. Estimate: $150-$225.

“AB,” fineness 0.666, NGC VF 30, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-258.9; KM-150.3. Nice rainbow toning over muted

luster, somewhat crude (off-center strike, grease-filled letter in die, etc.) but not overly worn (in fact more like XF in our estimation). NGC #4687761-003. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1131. Lot of seven Colombian minors: 1/2 décimo, Bogotá, 1868, and Popayán, 1869/8, and Medellín, 1871; 1/4 décimo, Bogotá, 1864, and Popayán, 1864 (3). Restrepo-256.1, 258.2, 259.2,

Mostly F-VF but one coin Good, all more or less toned, no big problems. The Popayán 1/4R 1864’s are of two different varieties, one with solid stars and the other (two examples) with hollow centers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

246.3, 248.4; KM-150.1, 150.3, 150.2a, 143.1, 143.2. 6.72 grams total.

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1132. Bogotรก, Colombia, 2-1/2 centavos, 1877, PCGS

MS66, finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses. Restrepo-249.6;

Light rainbow toning over muted luster, choice strike, no marks or wear at all, simply the best. PCGS #34958706. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-169. 0.59 gram.

1133. Bogotรก, Colombia, copper

2-1/2 centavos, 1885. Restrepo-252.1; KM-181. 2.23 grams. Grainy UNC with

weak rims (as made), light copper color (muted luster), faint scratch to left of bottom of cap. Estimate: $125-$200.

1137. Colombia (Bucaramanga, Santander, necessity coinage), silver uniface 10 centavos, (1902), very rare, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Restrepo-375.1 (unl. In silver);

Bold strike, strong die-polish lines as struck on a specially prepared planchet in silver (as opposed to a rifle cartridge casing, per the norm), incipient toning, best in census by six grades. NGC #4686270-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-A1.

1134. Lot of two Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint, Birmingham, England), copper-nickel 1-1/4 centavos, 1874, NGC MS 66 and 65, ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on labels). Restrepo-245.1;

Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

KM-173. Choice strikes and near-prooflike luster

(the MS 65 slightly less so), no marks or wear at all. NGC #4687761-006, -007. Estimate: $125-$200.

Colombia (modern Republic)

1138. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 1/2 real, 1135. Colombia (struck in London), 50 centavos, 1892,

Columbus commemorative, small bust variety, PCGS MS64, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-408.1; KM-187.2. 12.54

grams. No toning, good luster, free of any marks or distractions, in fact tied with two others for finest known in PCGS census. PCGS #34958708. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $200$300.

1831E, PCGS AU55, finest and only specimen in PCGS census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-20. 1.47 grams.

Beautifully rainbow toned (lots of blue color), with minimal marks and wear, weak rims (as made). PCGS #34946736. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Any questions? Please email us at office@sedwickcoins.com or call (407) 975-3325 1136. Colombia (Bucamaranga, Santander, necessity coinage), copper uniface 20 centavos, 1902, PCGS AU58, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. Restrepo-387.1; KM-A2. 0.92

gram. Bold strike and no wear but surfaces slightly grainy and with-

out luster (as apparently struck on a rifle cartridge casing and not a specially prepared coin planchet), some areas of original color. PCGS #34958711. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps)

1140. Costa Rica, 2

reales, Type III counterstamp (1845) on a Seville, Spain, 4 reales, 1812LA (Joseph Napoleon), PCGS VF25, c/m XF detail. KM-43.

Type III

5.41 grams. Rare host date and mint and type (“de vellon” issue), with

nearly full counterstamp, rough surface on reverse, weak rims, lightly toned, tied with one other at PCGS for finest known (and none finer at NGC). PCGS #34946738. Estimate: $600-$900.

1139. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Type III counterstamp (1845)

on a Cuba (Trinidad/Santiago/Principe), 2 reales, lattice countermark (1841) on a Madrid, Spain, 4 reales, 1812RN (Joseph Napoleon), PCGS VF25, c/m XF detail. KM-44. 5.80

grams. Fascinating triple-country coin (scarce thus) with all host details clear, the Cuban mark bold (and toned) and the Costa Rican mark full in centers but uneven in legends (some bold), very light toning and muted luster, very scarce “de vellon” host. PCGS #34946739. Estimate: $600-$900.

Type IV

1141. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846JB

counterstamp (Type IV ) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1689(VR), NGC Fair 2, c/s Fine standard. KM-47. 2.33 grams Full and

bold countermark with deep toning in crevices, host nearly slick but curiously with full date 89 visible through the countermark. NGC #2819086-033. Estimate: $200-$300.

1142. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846JB counterstamp (Type IV) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real of Philip V (assayer and date not visible). KM-47. 2.79 grams. Nearly full countermark (Fine) and some

host detail (Good), nicely toned all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

Type V

1143. Costa Rica, 8 reales, 1846JB 2-reales counterstamp (Type V)

with “8” countermark on a Guatemala cob 8 reales, 1739(J), extremely rare, ex-Haberthuer. KM-59. 26.43 grams. Very deep and bold counterstamp and

countermark (VF), typically worn host (VG, off-center pillars side) with clear date, unusually inoffensive edge-crack next to counterstamp (most likely the cause of the crack). This combination counterstamp / countermark, authorized in October 15, 1846, was to be placed on 8 reales deemed of high enough quality, which must have been relatively few, as it is rather rare today. The counterstamp shows the full Costa Rican 2-reales design of 1846, and the countermark shows just the number 8 but with raised, vertical “8R” in the center of the 8. This example is among the finest known, particularly without a hole or other damage, and we are told it was Haberthuer’s favorite Costa Rica coin on a Guatemala host. Pedigreed to the Seb Haberthuer collection (Guatemala). Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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1144. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) on

a Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer N. KM-55. 6.24 grams.

Full counterstamp (AVF) on very worn host (Good) with clear assayer but little else, deeply toned, two edge-splits. Estimate: $150-$25.

1145. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V)

on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1731E, NGC G 4, c/s Fine standard. KM-54. 6.15 grams. Good full counterstamp on smooth,

chunky host with most of date visible (misattributed on label), toned in crevices. NGC #2819086-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

1148. Lot of two counter-

stamped Costa Rica 1R on Spanish colonial cob 1R of the 1700s: 1846JB (Type V) and 1849JB (unlisted Type, very rare). KM-47 and unl. 4.68

grams total. This pair illustrates the

1146. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V)

on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1700F. KM-54. 4.88 grams. Full counterstamp that is VF on mountains side, the tree side more worn (Fine) but still full and clear, the host coin richly toned Fine with two dates and assayers, overall an exceptional example. Estimate: $600-$900.

differences between the common 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) and the very rare 1849JB counterstamp (unlisted). Beginning in 1846, the lack of Costa Rican coinage led to the counterstamping of circulated Potosí and Lima cobs. By mid-1849, however, the practice was banned in favor of circulating newly issued Costa Rican coins and countermarked Central American Republic pieces. Still, some 1849JB-counterstamp examples are known (sources say ten known). Both coins in this lot are counterstamped on worn hosts, likely from Potosí, the 1846JB counterstamp Fine with most details visible, small planchet flaw or host coin design interfering with the legend and date on the sun-over-mountains side, and the 1849JB counterstamp Very Fine with a clear legend and date “1849”. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Type VI 1147. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V)

on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales of the mid-1700s. KM-54. 5.63 grams. Choice XF counterstamp with full details on both sides (rare so nice), deeply toned, on a nearly smooth (Good) host with part of edge clipped. Estimate: $400-$600.

1149. Costa Rica, 2 reales, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

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1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 2 reales 1849JB. KM-77. 5.61 grams. Very deep and bold AU counter-

mark, making the host (XF) somewhat cupped, very lightly toned over muted luster, all details clear except sunrays (which is where the mark was applied on the other side). Estimate: $200-$300.

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1150. Costa Rica, 1 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 184957) on a Great Britain sixpence of 1834, George IIII, PCGS VF30, c/m XF detail, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-

Full and deep countermark on atypical host, with all details clear except denomination (where countermark was applied on the other side), richly toned all over. PCGS #3494673742. Estimate: $300-$450.

89. 2.73 grams.

1151. Costa Rica, 1 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 184957) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1 real 1849JB, encapsulated NGC VF 35, c/s XF standard, ex-Fred Mayer (stated on label). KM-72a. Richly rainbow toned all over, the

1154. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real of 1847JB, NGC AU 53, c/s AU weak. KM-68. 1.42 grams. Lustrous and choice, with light rainbow toning, the full countermark curiously contained within the leaves of the tree (not deep like most). NGC #2741437-013. Estimate: $300-$450.

countermark very deep and full, making the coin somewhat cupped and obliterating the sunrays on the mountains side. NGC #4687761-010. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1155. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1847JB. KM-68. 1.45 grams. Full countermark (XF), cupped host

(sunrays flat) with deep rainbow toning (AXF). Estimate: $150-$225.

1152. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real of 1831E, PCGS XF40, c/m XF detail, ex-Fred Mayer (stated on label). KM-67. 1.48 grams. Light rainbow toning over muted

luster, full details on countermark and host (except for sunrays, where the countermark was applied on the other side), weak rims (as made). PCGS #34946737. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1156. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1849JB, encapsulated NGC AU 53, ex-Fred Mayer (stated on label). KM-68. Lustrous and choice (both host and countermark), lightly rainbow toned, the sunrays inevitably flat but overall not cupped like most. NGC #4687761-009. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1153. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1845B, encapsulated NGC XF 40, c/s XF standard. KM68. Bold

full countermark (flat on other side of coin), host with bold legends and not as cupped as most, lightly rainbow toned all over, key date. NGC #4687761-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Type VII

1160. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1157. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” double countermark 1849JB, “Madonna and child” (Type VII, 1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1879, PCGS AU55, ex-Fred Mayer (stated on label). KM-134. 12.82

grams. Choice full countermarks, high-grade host with slightly grainy surfaces (as made) but nice muted luster and light toning. PCGS #34946749. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $400$600.

Type VIII

1158. Costa Rica, 1 colon, 1923 countermark (Type VIII)

on a Costa Rica 50 centavos of 1918, PCGS MS64, c/m UNC detail, ex-Davis Burnett (stated on label). KM-165. 9.70 grams.

Bold and lustrous, with splashes of rainbow toning, the finest specimen we have seen and among the highest graded by either PCGS or NGC. PCGS #34946908. Pedigreed to the Davis Burnett collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

issue, PCGS AU55.

KM-66. 3.10 grams. Lustrous and choice, the leg-

ends and tree bold but the Madonna slightly weak, incipient toning, exceptional grade for this issue, tied with one other for finest known in PCGS census behind a single MS62. PCGS #34946743. Estimate: $500-$750.

1161. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1865GW, PCGS XF45, finest

known in PCGS census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label).

KM-112. 12.52 grams. Lustrous AU in our opinion, with some weak high

points and faint surface hairlines and incipient toning, rare grade in any case. PCGS #34946744. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

Costa Rica (Republic)

1162. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1866/5GW, PCGS VF35,

finest and only specimen in PCGS census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-112. 12.56 grams. Light rainbow toning and

muted luster, seems higher grade but with high points weak, rare grade for a scarce issue, best we have seen or heard of. PCGS #34946745. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1159. Costa Rica, 1 real,

1847JB, inverted B, “Madonna and child” proclamation issue, NGC AU 55. KM-65. 2.94 grams.

Muted luster and light toning, faint scratches on Madonna with evidence of die-clashing, overall choice strike and grade for the issue, in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #2741437-014. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1163. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890/80GW, NGC AU 50, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label).

KM-124 (but with proper N).

Choice strike, a few minor marks but no wear, muted luster, light gold tone all over with tiny brown spots, more like MS in our opinion. NGC #4425836-001. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1166. Costa Rica (struck in Birmingham, England), 25 centavos, 1890-HEATON BIRMM, PCGS MS65, finest known in PCGS census. KM-130. Lustrous

and choice, with incipient toning, minimal bagmarks, the best for this date at PCGS, bettered only by an MS 66 at NGC. PCGS #3561082. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1164. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890/80GW, NGC XF 45,

ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-124 (but with proper N). Bold strike but very crude rims (as made), more like MS grade in our opinion, with splashes of faint toning and muted luster. NGC #4425836002. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1167. Costa Rica (struck in Birmingham, England), 25

centavos, 1892-HEATON BIRMM.

KM-130. 6.31 grams. UNC with luster but light surface hairlines, starting to tone. Estimate: $100-$150.

1168. Costa Rica, 10 centavos,

1890-HEATON BIRMM, NGC XF details / excessive surface hairlines, ex-Richard Stuart (designated on tag). KM-129. Bold

1165. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890GW, NGC VF 35, ex-

Richard Stuart (stated on label).

KM-124. Lightly toned, with central marks and wear but nothing distracting. NGC #4425835-015. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

strike, matte surfaces from cleaning, no toning. NGC 4425886-012. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1169. Costa Rica, brass 10 centavos, 1917, GCR to right, NGC AU 50, finest known in NGC census, ex-Fred Mayer (stated on label). KM-149.2. Bold strike, no noticeable wear but lacking luster and color, slightly cupped flan as usual, and weak rims (as made). NGC #4687761-012. Note: See the Express section of this auction (lots 1863-4) for the two other varieties in this denomination for the post-WWI transition to base-metal coinage as well as an exceptional 1875 10c of the prior design (lot 1860) from the same collection. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1170. Costa Rica, brass 10 cen-

tavos, 1919GCR, PCGS genuine / lacquer - UNC detail. KM-149.2.

2.02 grams. Bright brass color with light streaks of copper on reverse, the lacquer obviously protecting the surface. PCGS #34946905. Estimate: $100-$150.

1174. Costa Rica,

1171. Costa Rica (Heaton mint), 5 centavos, 1890-H, PCGS MS64. KM-128. 1.25 grams. Bold strike with nice luster under deep rainbow toning, tied for finest known in PCGS census. PCGS #34946898. Estimate: $100-$150.

50 centimos, 1903JCV, PCGS MS62, finest known in PCGS census. KM-143. 9.97

grams. Attractive, deep rainbow toning (mostly bluish) toning on slightly granular surfaces with muted luster, no marks or wear. PCGS #34946900. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1175. Costa Rica, copper-brass 10 centimos, 1920, GCR to right, PCGS MS63, finest known in PCGS census, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-152. 1.97 grams. Bold 1172. Costa Rica, brass 5 centavos, 1919GCR, PCGS MS62.

KM-147. 1.03 grams. Lustrous and choice but somewhat dark and slightly cupped, slightly crude rims, tied for finest known in PCGS census. PCGS #34946902. Estimate: $200-$300.

1173. Costa Rica, copper-nickel

1 centavo, 1874, PCGS MS63.

Satin-smooth surfaces with muted luster and tan color, tied for finest known in PCGS census. PCGS #34946746. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-120. 3.56 grams.

strike with lustrous surfaces under dull brass color (more copper than usual), die-crack on date and die-erasure in blank area in legend at 7 o’clock on reverse. PCGS #34946906. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1176. Costa Rica, brass 10

centimos, 1920, GCR to right, ex-Mayer. KM-152. 1.95 grams. Nice

brass color with luster and incipient toning, UNC grade, most likely with lacquer removed, with usual die-crack on date and die-erasure in blank area in legend at 7 o’clock on reverse. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1177. Lot of two Costa Rica brass 10 and 5 centimos, 1936, exMayer. KM-174, 151. 3.01 grams total. Both UNC with original color and significant luster preserved by a lacquer (typical for Costa Rican brass coins of the period). Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1178. Costa Rica, brass 5 centimos, 1922, PCGS MS63, finest known

in PCGS and NGC censuses, ex-Mayer. KM-151. 1.03 grams. Original color and muted luster, incipient toning, no wear or marks, the only specimen listed in the PCGS census, with four in the NGC census but none higher than MS 61. PCGS #34946903. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Cuba

1182. Lot of two St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, copper-

nickel trade tokens, ca. 1889: G. Leviti, 10 centavos, and Ricardo Doloris Senior, 5 centavos. 4.66 grams. Desirable tokens from St. Thomas merchants with denomination in “C(entavos) MEXIC(anos),” both AU-UNC with minimal marks and no wear, hints of luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

1179. Cuba, “ABC” peso, 1938, NGC MS 61. KM-22. Non-

toned, lustrous, bagmarked but no wear. NGC #4486405-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Cyprus

Dominican Republic 1183. Santo Domingo (un-

der Spain), Dominican Republic, copper 1/4 real (cuarto), Ferdinand VII, struck ca. 1810-20, NGC XF 45 BN. KM-2. 3.07 grams. Mostly bold

but uneven strike (obverse crude) with toning around details against light brown surfaces. NGC #2741459-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

1184. Dominican Repub-

lic, bronze 1/4 real, 1844, NGC MS 62 BN. KM-1. 3.72

grams. Lustrous and mostly original in color (some toning, more like RB in our opinion), minimal marks and wear, an exceptional specimen to be sure. NGC #2741459-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

1180. Cyprus, 4-1/2 piastres, Victoria, 1901, NGC UNC Details / surface hairlines, ex-Remick (stated on label).

1185. Dominican Re-

KM-5. 2.81 grams. Beautiful rainbow

toning that almost completely hides the very faint hairlines, no wear or marks except on highest point of lion. NGC #2741437-015. Pedigreed to the Jerome Remick collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Danish West Indies

public (struck in Paris), 1 franco, 1891-A, NGC MS 64. KM-11. 5.01 grams.

Attractively toned over nice muted luster, no marks or wear. NGC #2741459-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

1186. Dominican Republic, bronze 1 centavo, 1978, struck 70% off center, NGC mint error MS 64 RB. KM-48. Desirably blatant NGC MS 63. KM-70. Flashy luster, no marks or wear, close to prooflike. NGC #4494515-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

error, fortuitously struck with date fully visible, the blank part lightly marked but the struck part pristine and lustrous, all with original color. NGC #2795543-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1181. Danish West Indies, 10 cents, Christian IX, 1879,

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1187. Dominican Republic,

proof 100 pesos, 1989, 500th anniversary of the discovery and evangelization of America. KM-759.1. 155.53 grams Choice

Proof with no marks or flaws, housed in original green-velvet box. Estimate: $200-$300.

Dutch Guiana

1188. Dutch Guiana (Suriname), uniface copper 4 duit, 1679, four leaves variety, NGC VF 35 BN. KM-5. 3.11 grams. Darkly toned over rough surfaces (as made), bold details. NGC #2741459-010. Estimate: $500-$750.

Ecuador

El Salvador

1191. San Salvador, El Salvador, provisional 1 real, 1835, 1189. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1842MV. KM-24. 14.06 grams. VF

with light marks but even wear all over, traces of luster, small lacuna (darkly toned) on M of assayer. Estimate: $150-$225.

NGC VF details / mount removed, repaired, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-18.8. 2.68 grams. Full details, lightly cleaned and retoned

after repair below R of denomination. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1192. El Salvador, 1 real, unidentified ca.-1837 countermark 1190. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1847GJ.

KM-33. 6.88 grams.

Attractively toned AU- with light surface hairlines, lamination flaw on QUITO. Estimate: $300-$450.

on an El Salvador provisional 1 real of 1835, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-18.8 (host). 2.76 grams. Deeply but unevenly depressed (and

doubled) countermark show what looks like arms inside rays (call it XF) above date on AVF host with nice toning, minor marks, odd natural hole near center (possibly caused by the countermark). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1193. El Salvador, 2 reales, volcano / 1839 countermark (Type III,

variety with 3 over retrograde 3) on a Lima, Peru, 2 reales, 1826JM, rare, NGC VF 20. KM-36. Toned around details, weak Liberty as usual but

otherwise bold, crude rims (as made), the usual test-scrape to left of Liberty very light on this example, tied with one other for finest (and only) known in NGC census. NGC #2803448-003. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2009 (lot 9149). Estimate: $350-$500.

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1194. El Salvador, 4 reales, R-in-beaded-circle countermark

(Type IV, 1862) on a Guatemala 4 reales, 1860R, NGC VF 30, c/s XF standard, ex-Sebian (stated on label), ex-Dana Roberts, KM Plate Coin. KM-96. 12.18 grams. Richly toned all

over, with minor marks and even wear, nearly full countermark (bold), scarce combination in rather decent condition, in fact second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 55. NGC #2741430-001. Pedigreed to the Sebian and Dana Roberts collections and Plate Coin on page 255 of Krause-Mishler’s Spain, Portugal and the New World (2002). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1197. France, bronze essai 5 francs, 1840, Louis Philippe I,

raised edge, NGC MS 63 RB. Maz-1155 var.. Beautifully lustrous, with lots of original color, minimal bagmarks and practically no wear, struck in commemoration of a new coinage press known as “La Virole Brisee.” NGC #4494533-012. Estimate: $350-$500.

1198. Paris, France, 1 franc, 1851-A, NGC MS 65. KM-759.1.

1195. El Salvador, 2 reales, R-in-beaded-circle countermark (Type IV, 1862) on a Guatemala 2 reales 1862R, NGC VF 25, c/s VF standard, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

No marks or wear, good luster, incipient toning at rims, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #4494710-008. Estimate: $350-$500.

French Colonies

KM-93. Light

toning and muted luster with even wear and marks for the grade, full countermark, overall rare quality for this scarce issue. NGC #4484978-045. Estimate: $300-$450.

France 1199. French colonies (struck at the Strasbourg mint, France), billon 1 sou marque, Louis XV, 1744, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. KM-501.3 for Type. Bright silver color with luster, toned on high points, a very choice example and also an unlisted date in KM, from a series intended for general use in the French colonies in the Americas (particularly Louisiana, hence popular with U.S. collectors). NGC #4485228-003. Estimate: $400-$600.

French Guiana 1196. France (Pau mint), ecu, Louis XVI, 1785, mintmark

cow, NGC AU 53. Dav-1334; KM-572. Nice luster through light toning with a couple minor dark streaks, typical heavy adjustment marks on bust. NGC #4494713-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1200. French Guiana (struck at the Paris mint, France),

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10 centimes, 1846A, NGC MS 63. KM-A2. 2.48 grams. Deeply toned, with no marks or wear except on rims. NGC #2741459-006. Estimate: $125-$200.

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French West Indies

Frankfurt

1201. French West Indies, 3 sols 9 deniers, “RF” (Repub-

lique Française) countermark (1790s) on a French colonies bronze 12 deniers of 1767A, Louis XV, NGC VF 30 BN, c/s XF standard. KM-1. 11.99 grams. Full and bold countermark, the host also fully detailed except for opposite side of where countermark was punched, that side also somewhat off-center, with small edge-crack (probably from the countermark). NGC #2741459-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

German States

1204. Frankfurt (German States), 2 thalers, 1861, PCGS

Secure MS64. KM-365. Brightly lustrous and choice, no wear, minor bagmarks only. PCGS #84674654. Estimate: $500-$750.

Prussia

Brunswick-Luneburg-CalenburgHannover 1205. Prussia (German States), 2-1/2 groschen, 1843A,

Friedrich Wilhem IV, NGC MS 66. KM-444. Beautiful light rain-

bow toning over muted luster, one bagmark to left of denomination but otherwise perfect, in fact tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #2722299-020. Estimate: $100-$150.

Saxony-Albertine 1202. Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenburg-Hannover (German States), 1 taler, 1769IWS, NGC AU 53. Dav-2104; KM-343. Deeply toned all over, with hints of luster, minor marks and light even wear, technically second highest grade in NGC census behind a pair of MS 64’s. NGC #4486437-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

1206. Saxony-Albertine (German States), 5 marks, 1909, Leipzig University 350th Anniversary, NGC MS 66. KM-1269.

Deeply rainbow toned over ample luster, bagmark under REICH but otherwise choice. NGC #3479071-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

1203. Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenburg-Hannover (German

States), 2/3 taler, 1747IBH, NGC AU 55, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-290. Light toning and underlying

luster, minor marks and central weakness but minimal wear. NGC #4494505-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Schwarzenberg

1207. Kremnitz, Schwarzenberg (German States), taler, Ferdinand Wilhelm Eusebius, 1696MIM. KM-17; Dav-7702. 28.70 grams Light toning all over with small spots of green and

red color, problem-free XF+. Estimate: $400-$600.

Great Britain

1208. York, England, groat (fourpence), Henry VIII, second coinage (1526-44), Archbishop Wolsey issue with TW flanking shield, mintmark voided cross, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census. Sp-2339. 2.70 grams. Full details including legends, richly toned over lustrous surfaces, curved hairline edge-split. NGC #4494724-012. Estimate: $500-$750.

1209. London, England, sixpence, William III, 1696, first bust, early harp, large crowns, NGC XF 45. S-3520; KM-484.1.

Deep and beautiful rainbow toning over muted luster, minimal wear. NGC #4334107-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

1210. London, England, half crown, Anne, 1703, with VIGO below bust, NGC VF 25. Sp-3580; ESC-569; KM-518.2. Richly toned

all over, nice strike except for weak spots on bust and corresponding (shallow) area on back with adjustment marks, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish in 1702 off Vigo Bay, Spain. NGC #3393054-003. Estimate: $350-$500.

1211. London, England, sixpence, Anne, 1703, with VIGO below bust, NGC AU 55. KM-516.1; ESC-1582. Bold strike with ex-

cellent details and no marks, small planchet lamination flaws, lustrous with light golden toning throughout with deep purple and blue hues in the obverse fields, popular as struck from silver captured from the Spanish in 1702 off Vigo Bay, Spain. NGC #3349887-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

1212. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, Anne,

1711, fourth bust, NGC AU 50. Sp-3618; ESC-1408; KM-533.2. Vivid rainbow toning at rims, bagmarks in fields and light even wear on high points, choice overall. NGC #4334011-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

1213. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust, PCGS VF35. SP-3695A, KM-

584.3. Lightly

rainbow toned with muted luster in legends, with light even wear, very colorful and appealing, popular as struck from Spanish silver seized off Lima, Peru. PCGS #83285259. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1214. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, 1758,

George II, PCGS Secure MS61. Sp-3704; KM-583.3. Fantastic sharp details with rich rainbow toning all over, minimal high-point wear and light die-clashing, quite choice overall. PCGS #34632961. Estimate: $250-$375.

1215. Great Britain, 1 dollar, oval George III countermark

(1797-99) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, 1795FM, NGC AU 55, c/s AU standard. Sp-3765A; KM-634. Exceptionally deep and fully detailed countermark (nearly breaching the reverse surface), choice-grade host with muted luster and light rainbow toning all over. NGC #4432785-010. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1216. Great Britain (Bank of England), 1/2 dollar, oval

George III countermark (1797-99) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, 1793MF, NGC AU 53, c/s UNC standard. Sp-3767;

KM-unl. Rare host (unlisted in KM), deeply and vividly rainbow toned

(with distinct ring of color change at legends) over lovely luster, marks in fields but minimal wear, the countermark bold and complete, all conservatively graded in our opinion. NGC #4494789-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

Guadeloupe

1217. Guadeloupe, 1 franc, 1903, NGC MS 62. KM-46. 5.54 grams. Curiously struck on a

20-sided planchet, with light but vivid rainbow toning on lustrous surfaces, minimal marks. NGC #2741459-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (colonial) Pillars

1218. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755J, large J, rotated double-strike. KM-18; CT-289. 26.80 grams. Lightly toned XF with

minor marks, curious understrike showing same design rotated about 10 degrees, unique error (rarely seen on pillar dollars). Estimate: $500-$750.

1219. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757J, no dots in shield-side legend, NGC XF 40. KM-18; CT-292 var. Bold strike with

remaining luster, light toning at rims, interesting variety. NGC #4690085003. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1220. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J, space

between 7 and 5 in date. KM-18; CT-293. 26.84 grams. Choice rich

toning all over, bold XF with high points weak, very attractive for the grade. Estimate: $500-$750.

1221. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760P. KM-18; CT-295. 26.68 grams. Toned AXF with heavy adjustment marks on both

sides, traces of die-clashing, small scratches above pillars. Estimate: $250-$375.

1224. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768P, NGC AU 50. KM-27.1; CT-817. Lightly toned all over, nice strike with re-

maining luster, choice specimen. NGC #4494590-014. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1225. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768P. KM-27.1; CT-817. 26.83 grams. Bold XF with toning around details, light surface hairlines, expertly repaired hole at top. Estimate: $400-$600.

1226. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754J, 1222. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1763P. KM-27.1; CT-812. 26.78 grams. Lustrous XF+ with very light toning, parts of rims

Spanish 5. KM-17.1; CT-396. 13.46 grams. Choice AU with light toning over faint surface hairlines, muted luster. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

crude (as made), better date. Estimate: $600-$900.

1227. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1760P. KM-17.1; CT-405. 13.29 grams. AVF with surface hairlines, incipient toning at rims, expertly repaired hole at top. Estimate: $150-$225.

1223. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767P. KM-27.1;

CT-816. 26.82 grams. Deeply

rainbow-toned AXF with traces of luster, minor weak spots. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1228. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1768P, NGC VF 25, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-26; CT-1051. Deeply toned, with traces

of faint luster, evenly worn, one of five specimens in VF at NGC with none higher than VF in census. NGC #4427830-007. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1232. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1804M. KM-53; CT-635. 26.90 grams. Bold UNC with surface hairlines, nice toning and

luster. Estimate: $500-$750.

Busts

1229. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780P. KM-38.2; Lustrous XF with light toning but scratches on neck, scarce type. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-828. 26.81 grams.

1230. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1782P, rare. KM-

38.2; CT-830. 26.84 grams. AXF with very light toning, adjustment mark

on shield, key date of a challenging type. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1231. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794M. KM-53;

Lustrous UNC with no wear or marks, choice specimen. Estimate: $900-$1,350. CT-623. 26.81 grams.

1233. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1809M, NGC MS 62, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-64; CT457. Deep, rich toning over muted luster, minor marks, in fact tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4427827-013. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1234. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817M. KM-

69; CT-465. 26.97 grams. Deeply toned XF+ with some surface crust on reverse, minor rim-bruises, mostly bold strike. Estimate: $175-$250.

1235. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818M. KM-

AXF with deep toning and light marks, low contrast, muted luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

69; CT-467. 26.78 grams.

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1236. Guatemala, bust 1 real,

Ferdinand VII, 1821M, NGC MS 63. KM-66; CT-1124. 3.46 grams.

Choice strike and luster, with gorgeous bluish toning but light surface hairlines, adjustment marks on shield. NGC #2741430-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1240. Guatemala, 1/4 real, 1811/09, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-

72; CT-1433. 0.86 gram. AU- with bold central details and date (bold overdate) but crude rims (as made), lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) 1237. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII transitional

(bust of Charles IV), 1808M, NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census. KM-64; CT-456. 1.74 grams. Lustrous and choice, with

light reddish toning all over and faint streaks of blue, no marks or wear at all. NGC #2741430-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

1241. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1834M. KM-4. 26.84 grams. Polished XF with leaves on tree mostly flat, date side nice, slightly better date. Estimate: $200-$300.

1238. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII transitional

(bust of Charles IV), 1808M, NGC MS 65, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-64; CT-456. Bold strike, good luster, very faint incipient

toning. NGC #4427859-009. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1242. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1836M, NGC AU 50. KM-4. Attractively toned, with light wear on

leaves of tree and light hairlines in field on that side. NGC #2061588004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1239. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1814M, low 8 in date, NGC MS 65. KM-65; CT-1287. 1.68 grams. Choice strike and luster, no marks or wear, second highest grade in NGC census but no record of how many are of this strange variety with misaligned date. NGC #2741430-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1243. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1841MA. KM-4. 26.87 grams. Well-struck XF with minor marks, no toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1244. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1846/2AE/MA, CREZCA/CRESCA,

NGC MS 63. KM-4. Lustrous and choice, with areas of colorful toning, minor die-cracks, weak denomination, fairly clear over-assayer not mentioned on label, still among the top three graded by NGC even without the over-assayer. NGC #3227637-005. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Guatemala (countermarked) Type I (1838)

1245. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 8 reales, Type I countermark (1838, rare) on pillars side of a Guatemala cob 8 reales (17)37J. KM-77.1. 26.85 grams. Choice countermark, full and bold (XF)

and deeply impressed on an evenly worn Fine host with bold assayer and mintmark and 37 of date, dark toning at part of edge on shield side only. Estimate: $350-$500.

Type II (1839)

1246. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1838) on shield side of a Guatemala cob 8 reales 1748J. KM-102. 25.48 grams. Full countermark (Fine) on square-shaped

VG host with natural central bubble-hole above the full date and to right of full assayer, very lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

1247. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on shield side of a Guatemala cob 8 reales 1752J, NGC VG 10, c/s VF standard KM-102. 26.77 grams. Very

deep and full countermark, the host more like Fine than VG for the type in our opinion, with full date and fully detailed globes, still one of just two of this type listed in the NGC census as VG with none graded higher. NGC #4494724-011. Estimate: $500-$750.

1248. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1766V-Y. KM-100. 26.66 grams. Full VF countermark, Fine host with

decent detail for the period including two dates and assayers and three mintmarks, light toning in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Type III (1840)

1249. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771V-Y. KM-100. 26.64 grams. Full and deep but somewhat crude

(double-struck) countermark (VG) on an even cruder host (Good) with clear date, toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

1252. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains double countermark (Type III, 1840) on a Lima (State of North Peru) 8 reales 1838MB, NGC VF 30, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-120.3. Full but somewhat lightly depressed countermarks (XF), the host well detailed and still somewhat lustrous but typically worn on opposite side for each countermark, with light uneven toning. NGC #4427743-014. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala (Republic) 1250. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772(V)-Y. KM-100. 26.83 grams. Full and bold countermark (VF),

About Fine host with full date, nicely toned on fields, tiny hole at very edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

1253. Guatemala, peso, “1/2 real” counterstamp of 1894 on a Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1891TF, PCGS MS62, c/m UNC detail, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. KM-224. 1251. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-(Y). KM-100. 26.61 grams. Very deep but incomplete

Brightly lustrous all over, with minor bagmarks only and no toning, the counterstamp somewhat rough as made from rusty dies, the only known specimen at PCGS but plenty at this grade or higher at NGC. PCGS #84773585. Estimate: $150-$225.

and somewhat crude countermark (VG), the host very chunky and with crude edge but very bold full date, lightly toned About Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

1254. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1894, NGC MS 65. KM-210. Bril-

liantly lustrous, devoid of bagmarks but with the faintest trace of rub on highest points keeping it away from a higher grade (tops is MS 67). NGC #1524141-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

1255. Guatemala, 50 centavos, 1870R, NGC AU 58, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-195. 12.46 grams. Light

rainbow toning (somewhat splashy on reverse) over muted luster, slight high-point wear but no marks. NGC #2741430-009. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1256. Guatemala, 2 reales, 1879D, NGC MS 62.

KM-154.

6.21 grams. Muted luster with partial golden toning, minor bagmarks,

one-year type in relatively low mintage, this specimen tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #2741430-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

1260. Guatemala (struck

in London, England), proof brass 1 centavo de quetzal, 1939, PCGS PR64, finest and only known example in PCGS and NGC censuses.

KM-249. Somewhat muted luster for Proof and slightly dull brass color

but devoid of marks or wear and the only specimen (so far) at either PCGS or NGC. PCGS #24359006. Estimate: $500-$750.

1257. Guatemala, 10 centavos, 1881, NGC MS 63, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-204. 2.50 grams. Lustrous fields, colorful toning (mainly blue and purple, and mostly on reverse), no marks, tied with five others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #2741430008. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1261. Guatemala, proof brass 1/2 centavo de quetzal, 1932, NGC PR 63, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-248. Muted luster

and frosty obverse details, miniscule carbon spots on reverse, attractively variable color. NGC #302857-010. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1262. Guatemala, silver to1258. Guatemala, 5 centavos, 1881, NGC MS 62, ex-Roberts

(stated on label). KM-203. 1.25 grams. Good luster, no toning, minor bagmarks only, second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #2741430-007. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

ken, 1884, Rufino Barrios, first locomotive in the capital city. Rulau-GTM52. 3.07 grams. Bold

AU with toning around details, traces of muted luster, popular token with locomotive engine under steam as central motif. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Roberts (stated on slab). KM-240.1. 8.38 grams. Good strike and luster, incipient toning, minimal marks but light surface hairlines in open fields on denomination side as usual. NGC #2741430-010. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Haiti

1269. Lot of two Haitian minors in NGC slabs: 25 centimes, AN 14 (1817), Petion (small head), AU 58; copper 1 centime, 1846 / AN 43, NGC XF 45 BN. KM-15.1 and 25.2. Both coins nice

1263. Haiti, 25 centimes,

1816 / AN 13, NGC MS 62.

for their respective types, the 25c lustrous and starting to tone and the 1c somewhat low in contrast but without any marks and only minimal wear (more like AU 50 in our opinion). NGC #2781394022 and #3501109-008. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Light rainbow toning over lustrous fields and frosty details, parts of edge crude (as made), minimal high-points wear only. NGC #2741437-007. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-12.2. 1.97 grams.

1270. Haiti, 12 centimes, An 10

1264. Haiti, 25 centimes,

1817 / AN 14, Petion (large head), P below bust, NGC VF 35. KM-15.2. 2.61 grams. At-

tractively toned with traces of muted luster and light even wear on high points, very nice for the grade, with die-crack behind head. NGC #2741437-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

1265. Haiti, 25 centimes, 1817 / AN 14, Petion (small head), NGC MS 64. KM-15.1.

(1813), NGC XF 45. KM-11. Bold strike with very deep rainbow toning over muted luster, light wear on high points only, more like AU 50 in our opinion. NGC #3641710-008. Estimate: $150-$225.

1271. Haiti, 12 centimes, An XI (1814), NGC AU 55.

KM-11. Attractive rainbow toning over luster, bold strike. NGC #3711595-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1272. Haiti, 12 centimes, An 12

(1815), NGC AU 55. KM-11. Very bold strike with luster but minimal toning. NGC #3355379-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

2.81 grams. Choice luster and

incipient toning (couple small spots), minimal marks, slightly weak in very centers. NGC #2741437-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

1266. Haiti, 25 centimes, AN 15 (1818), Petion, NGC AU 58, ex-Norweb (stated on label). KM-16. 2.32 grams. Bold

strike except for very centers, deep toning over muted luster, minimal wear on high points only, choice specimen with excellent pedigree. NGC #2741437-010. Pedigreed to the Norweb collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1267. Haiti, 25 centimes, AN 24 (1827), Boyer (transitional head), NGC AU 53. KM-18.2. 2.58 grams. Bold

1273. Haiti, 2 centimes, 1830 / AN 26, NGC XF details /

scratches. KM-A22. 6.08 grams. Deep brown color, no marks or wear but crude surfaces (mostly as made but with some old marks as well), scarce mule with AN 26 (1829) on one side and 1830 on the other. NGC #2741437-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

strike with deep toning over luster, minimal wear, light surface hairlines, better type for the date, tied with one other for second highest grade in NGC census behind a pair of MS 64’s. NGC #2741437-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

1268. Haiti, 25 centimes, AN

24 (1827), Boyer (standard head), NGC AU 53, finest known in NGC census. KM-

18.1. 2.40 grams. Pretty rainbow toning over luster, some wear in hair but nicely struck, with light surface hairlines only. NGC #2741437-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

1274. Haiti, 2 centimes, 1830 / AN 27, NGC MS 62 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-A22. 5.74 grams. Deep brown color with rainbow tones over muted luster, practically no marks or wear, finest known in NGC census by three grades. NGC #2741437003. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Honduras

Provisional “imitation cobs”

1275. Haiti, 2 centimes, 1842 / AN 39, NGC AU 58 BN.

KM-A22. 6.28 grams. Bold but somewhat crude strike with central bulge

but minimal wear and somewhat greasy toning over chocolate-brown surfaces, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census, way out in front of the pack at XF 40 or lower. NGC #2741437-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

1276. Haiti, 1 centime,

1280. Comayagua, Hondu-

1830 / AN 27, NGC MS 63 BN. KM-A21. 2.84 grams.

Choice details but rough surfaces (as made), practically no wear, faint traces of original color (which is rare), second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #2741437-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

1277. Haiti, 1 centime,

1840 / AN 37, NGC XF 45 BN. KM-A21. 2.50 grams. Bold

strike, chocolate-brown color with toning around details, no distracting marks or unusual wear. NGC #2741437-002. Estimate: $150-$225.

ras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1824-(C)Y, very rare, NGC Fine details / holed, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 4.72 grams Identical design to Figure 48 on page 101

of Jara’s Central American Provisional and Provincial Mints (2007), with full pillars showing date 24 and Y to right at bottom, off-center cross, toned fields, holed at top, old scratches here and there. NGC #4494792-008. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

1281. Comayagua, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1825-(CY), very rare, NGC VF details / holed, edge filed, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 2.18 grams

1278. Haiti, 2 centimes, 1850 / AN 47, NGC MS 63 BN, Compact flan with bold but crude date between pillars, off-center cross

finest known. KM-35. 5.55 grams. Rare first-year issue from the Second

Empire of Haiti (1850-1859), bold strike with no wear or marks but slightly rough surfaces (as made), traces of original color around details (which is particularly rare), in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census but misattributed on label as just 1850 (KM-36, a totally different design), the best specimen with proper attribution rated at MS 62 (below this coin), hence we believe this coin is the finest for its type. NGC #2741437-006. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

with figures in quadrants that look like rocket ships, toned over light pitting, holed at top. NGC #4494792-007. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

1282. Comayagua, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, 1823, very rare, NGC F 12, ex-Richard Stuart (stated

1279. Haiti, copper-nickel 5 centimes, 1889, NGC MS 63. on label). KM-unl . 1.16 grams Nearly full but centrally weak “PVLS” KM-50. Muted

luster, no wear except for slight rub on highest point, tiny mark in field, one-year type, rare in this grade, this specimen tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #4484976-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

monogram and 823 date (upside-down in slab), nearly full cross (slightly off-center), toned, with light old adjustment marks. NGC #4494792-001. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1283. Comayagua, Honduras, provisional “imitation” cob 1/2 real, 1823, very rare, NGC VF details / holed, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl . 1.35 grams Small flan with bold full “CVL” monogram above full but crude 1823 date, off-center cross with x’s in quadrants, attractively toned and well preserved except for the hole near edge. NGC #4494792-005. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1285. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PMP(Y), two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC VF 30, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-

15.1. 6.57 grams Broad flan with good full pillars and cross, two dates, nicely toned, proper quadrants and lions. NGC #4494793-014. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1284. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PM(PY), two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census, exRichard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.2. 5.97 grams Choice grade

with original luster, incipient toning, full pillars and cross but both slightly off-center, variant with transposed quadrants and lions facing right, the better of just two in NGC census (the other just VF). NGC #4494793-011. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1286. Tegucigalpa, Hon-

duras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1824-(P) M(PY), two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.2. 5.54 grams Choice full pillars and cross with two bold

dates, light rose toning over muted luster, darker toning around details, variant with lions facing right, the best of eight specimens at NGC and the only one above VF. NGC #4660731-002. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1287. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

2 reales, 1824-(PM)PY, two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC VF 25, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.2. 5.51 grams Full pillars and cross but flat on one side, two dates, slightly doubled, lightly toned, variant with quadrants transposed and lions facing left. NGC #4660731-001. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1291. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1288. Tegucigalpa, Hon-

duras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1824PMPY, two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC AU details / environmental damage, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-15.2. 6.16 grams Odd-shaped flan with no toning, very

1 real, 1824-(PMPY), two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC VF 20, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.1. 2.66 grams

Nearly full pillars, full but off-center cross with bold Y to right (proper quadrants and lions), deeply toned fields. NGC #4494793-008. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

light surface pitting, full pillars and cross, partial second date, variant with transposed quadrants and lions facing right. NGC #4660731005. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1292. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, 1823, four-digit date, rare, NGC AU details / environmental damage, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label).

1289. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1 real, 1824-(PMPY), two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC VF 25, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.2. 2.74 grams

KM-unl. 1.22 grams Full “PM” monogram with central horizontal line above four-digit date with weak final digit, bold but off-center cross with lions facing right, lightly toned with splash of copper on cross side. NGC #4494793-002. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

Bold full pillars and cross (proper quadrants and lions), partial second date, lightly toned. NGC #4494793-009. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1293. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, 1824, two-digit date, rare, NGC AU 50, finest and only specimen in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-7.1. 1.21 grams Bold full “PM” monogram with central

1290. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1824-PM(T)L, two-digit date, trefoil type, rare, NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-unl. 2.69 grams Full pillars with clear date, M

horizontal line above two-digit date, choice full cross with proper quadrants but upside-down lions, deeply toned and well centered. NGC #4494793-003. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

at top right and L at bottom right (unlisted for this date, the T to left conjectural but logical), bold second date below full cross, choice toning, quadrants transposed with lions facing right, best of seven specimens at NGC and the only one above VF. NGC #4494793-006. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Honduras (State of Honduras)

Honduras (Republic)

1294. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, copper 8 reales (provisional),

1297. Honduras (struck in Paris), proof copper-nickel pattern 2 reales, 1870 (TASSET), rare, NGC PF 62, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-Pn11. Somewhat matte texture but still

1857FL, NGC XF 45 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-

21a. 14.98 grams. Good full details despite typical crudeness, slightly off-center but with hints of original color and luster all over (rare thus), in fact finest known in NGC census for both date and type. NGC #2741447-001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1295. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low-silver 2 reales (provi-

sional), 1845G, NGC XF 45, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-19a. Darkly toned with hints of silver luster (issued in 20%

lustrous, faint hairlines in reverse fields but nothing distracting. NGC #4486418-004. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1298. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1871, NGC MS 62.

KM-37.

12.48 grams. Light rainbow toning all over, with minimal marks and

high-point wear, one-year type, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #2741447-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

silver), full details, only very light wear. NGC #4427712-008. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1299. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1883, with P, NGC AU 58, 1296. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, contemporary counterfeit 2 ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-51. 12.46 grams. Much scarcer

reales (provisional) in silvered copper, 1833F. See KM-19. 4.90

grams. A known counterfeit with slightly incorrect details and incorrect

metal (original is 0.333 silver) but clearly circulated with high-point wear, choice for what it is, with much surface silver remaining and technically no worse than XF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

than the no-P version, typically crude strike but with good remaining luster and incipient toning, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #2741447-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

1300. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1883, without P, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. KM-51. 12.52 grams. Full details

(choice for this mint, arguably a “first strike�) with rainbow toning over luster, a few marks only, finest known for this variety by three grades at NGC. NGC #2741447-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1301. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1908, fineness 0.835 / 0.900, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-51a. Typically crude strike with flat spot above pyramid, light rainbow toning over luster, a one-year, low-mintage type in lower fineness, this specimen finest at NGC by three grades. NGC #4485241-004. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1305. Honduras, 10 centavos, 1895/1, denomination 10/ UN, NGC AU 53, finest and only known specimen in NGC and PCGS censuses. KM-55.3. 2.42 grams. Perhaps the pinnacle of

slipshod production at the Tegucigalpa mint at the end of the 19th century is this strange muling of an 1871 10c obverse with an UN CENTAVO reverse from 1891 reworked with “10” over “UN” and placement of an S inside the O (in addition to the overdate, mistakenly called 1895/71 in KM), this specimen with luster and clear details (minimal wear), surely the finest known anywhere but currently the only example on record at NGC or PCGS. NGC #2741447-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

1302. Honduras, 50 centavos de Lempira, 1937, NGC MS

65, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-74. Muted luster, spots of toning, no marks or wear, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4494541-003. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1306. Honduras, 10 centavos, 1895/85, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-49. Frosty and lustrous, with no marks or wear but obverse slightly

1303. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1886/1, NGC MS 62, ex-

Richard Stuart (stated on label), finest known in NGC census.

off-center, very choice for the issue and in fact finest of just two at NGC by SEVEN grades. NGC #4494542-004. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

Good luster and better-than-average strike, minor rim-nicks but nothing distracting. NGC #4494542-005. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-50.

1307. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1886, large pyramid, NGC 1304. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1901/801, double die obverse, fineness 0.835 / 0.900, NGC MS 64, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-50a. Lustrous and choice, starting to tone, with

MS 64, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-54. 1.19 grams. Deep rainbow toning over luster, no marks or wear, crude rim (as made) and die-crack on reverse. NGC #2741447-006. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

interesting doubling of all details on obverse, which also shows bulge in blank part of legend where the over-punched fineness is located on the reverse (curiously executed with different size and font from original, as is the date), probably finest known but no data in NGC for this overdate. NGC #4494542-010. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1308. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1896/85, NGC MS 65, exRichard Stuart (stated on label), finest known in NGC census. KM-54. Good luster, toned at rims, no marks or wear, interesting

overdate using numbers in a different font and size, finest of just two at NGC by SEVEN grades. NGC #4494542-004. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1311. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1890, denomination UN/10, no wreath on obverse, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-59.

4.44 grams. From a chaotic period of mixed and concurrent dies, this

1309. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1896/86, NGC MS 63, ex-

Whittier (stated on label). KM-54. 1.22 grams. Light rainbow toning over ample luster, no marks or wear, crude rims (as made), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #2741447-007. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1310. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1902, NGC MS 64, finest

known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label).

KM-48. Bold full details with die-clash evidence on both sides, very light

golden toning, no marks or wear, finest at NGC by five grades. NGC #4494542-001. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

with denomination UN punched over 10 on reverse (KM-49) but with new obverse, this exceptional specimen with choice details and traces of original color and luster, crude rims as usual (as made), the better of just two at NGC. NGC #2741447-003. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1312. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1893/83, denomination UN/10, wreath on obverse, “REPLBLICA� error, NGC MS 63 BN, finest known in NGC census. KM-61. 3.90 grams. Yet another example of Honduran

mint chaos, this rare issue (listed without values in KM) made from altered 10c dies (KM-49) including egregious spelling error on obverse, this high-grade specimen with lots of original color and luster on fields but partially weak rims as usual, the best of three at NGC but curiously not the MS 63 BN sold in Lissner in 2014 (which must have been cracked and delisted). NGC #2741447-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

1313. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1902, large 0, NGC MS 64 RB, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-46. 3.54 grams. Choice

grade with much original color and luster, small flaws on obverse rim and on wreath on reverse, tied for finest known in NGC census. NGC #2741447-005. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Italian States Papal States

1314. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1910, 5c obverse die and

1/2c reverse die, NGC MS 64 BN, finest and only specimen in NGC census, ex-Dana Roberts. KM-66 (KM-48 obverse, KM-45

reverse). This coin attests to the troubles at the Tegucigalpa mint, which

created this coin from dies meant for two other, different denominations (5c obverse, 1/2c reverse), the modification to denomination and date on reverse quite obvious here, this specimen rather choice in strike (despite a rim-cud on reverse and corresponding weakness on other side) and preservation, with much original color and luster and no wear or marks at all, far better than just UNC. NGC #3313001018. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1317. Papal States, Italian States, copper baiocco, Gregory XVI, 1836-R, anno VI, NGC MS 64 RB. KM-1320. Original color and luster all over but with tiny spots of brown, no marks or wear, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #4276352001. Estimate: $125-$200.

Sicily

1315. Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1881, rare, NGC MS

63 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-Whittier (stated on label). KM-45. 2.21 grams. Beautiful specimen with blue toning on

reverse against original red color and luster, also choice strike with no wear or marks, the rare first date of type for which KM states “less than 10 examples known,” this specimen the better of just two at NGC by five grades (and none at PCGS). NGC #2741447-002. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.

1316. Lot of two Honduras nickel-plated steel specimen

strikes of 1991 (50 centavos and 20 centavos), PCGS SP64 (both), ex-King’s Norton. KM-84a.1 and 83a.1. Unique set of brightly lustrous specimen strikes in proof quality with minor bagmarks but no wear, no other specimens of either denomination at PCGS or NGC. PCGS #34246863-4. Pedigreed to the King’s Norton Archive (with no other specimen or proof examples known). Estimate: $500-$750.

1318. Sicily (Palermo mint), Italian States, onzia da 30 tari,

Ferdinand III, 1791GL-CI. KM-221; Dav-1420. 67.80 grams. Popular

massive coin (58mm!) in decent, problem-free XF grade with nice toning, slightly crude rims (as made). Photograph by Mora Garcia-Barneche. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Mexico (colonial) Pillars

1319. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF,

small crown, NGC AU 53. KM-103; CT-776. Choice bold strike with

attractive toning over muted luster, some high-point wear but really closer to AU 58 in our opinion, desirable second year of pillar-dollar coinage and rare as non-salvage. NGC #4690085-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1320. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

1321. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF.

small brown spot in crown. Estimate: $400-$600.

ed luster. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-781. 26.95 grams. Non-toned (cleaned) AU with muted luster,

KM-103; CT-797. 26.81 grams. Bold XF+, deeply rainbow toned over mut-

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1322. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755MM. KM-104.2; CT-338. 26.61 grams. Bold AU- with bottom of

right pillar weak, small natural flan-crack at 1 o’clock on shield side, minimal toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1323. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757MM, NGC XF 40, Bevill Plate. KM-104.2; CT-342. Vividly

1325. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761MM, cross below I (rare). KM-105. 27.18 grams. Rare variant

of this transitional year (M-8-38c in Gilboy, rated at R3) and a choice specimen with UNC details, beautiful rainbow toning over luster but light surface hairlines throughout. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

rainbow toned over muted luster, small scratch in field above denomination. NGC #4432785-001. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 1.31) on page 25 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $300-$450.

1326. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1765MF. KM-105; CT-901. 27.12 grams. AU with muted luster, light

1324. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759MM. KM-104.2; CT-344. 26.78 grams. Sharp XF+ with deep rain-

1327. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1766/5MF. KM-105; CT-903. 27.19 grams. AU with deep but uneven

bow toning around details, surface hairlines in fields. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

surface hairlines, rainbow-toned pillars side, the shield side toned only at rim. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

rainbow toning over muted luster, faint surface hairlines. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1328. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1766MF, with three Indonesian countermarks (chopmarks) on pillars side. KM-105; CT-904. 27.08 grams. Non-toned XF, the three chopmarks (Indonesian cross-in-circle design) in open fields flanking pillars and above the crown on that side, the last curiously punched over a deep old X scratch. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1333. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip

V, various dates, from burials in China. 55.22 grams total. Generally bold VF-XF details, about half toned, but all with varying degrees of corrosion from wet burial, yet strangely without chopmarks, dates as follows (all assayer M): 1740 (three), 1742, 1744, 1745 and 1746 (four). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

1334. Mexico City,

1329. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1767MF, NGC MS 60. KM-105; CT-906. Brightly lustrous but fraught with small bagmarks, particularly on pillars side. NGC #4466422-003. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1748M, NGC XF 45. KM-86.1; CT-488.

Deeply toned all over with muted underlying luster. NGC #4494784-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1335. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752M, NGC XF 40. KM-86.1; CT-492.

Deeply toned all over with muted underlying luster, light old scratch to left above shield. NGC #4494536-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

1330. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768MF, NGC MS 61. KM-105; CT-908. Nice luster and strong stress-lines from striking, minor bagmarks. NGC #4466422-006. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1336. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, various dates, from burials in China. 55.83 grams

total. Generally VF-XF details, about half toned, but all with varying degrees of corrosion from wet burial, yet strangely without chopmarks, dates as follows (all assayer M): 1751, 1752, 1754, 1757 (three, two of which appear to be 7/6), 1758, 1759 and 1760. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

1337. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1760M. KM-87; CT-

1323. 6.32 grams. XF with toning around details, heavily cleaned fields. Estimate: $125$200.

1338. Mexico City, 1331. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, Mexico, pillar 2 re-

1770MF, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. KM-105;

CT-910. 26.95 grams. Choice AU with muted luster, deep toning around

details, small flaws in date and in field next to left pillar, one tiny chopmark above waves to right of globes, rare thus. Estimate: $200-$300.

ales, Charles III, 1763/2M. KM-87; CT-

1327. 6.58 grams. Lightly toned AU- with small natural rim-flaw, bold overdate (Yonaka M263a, “uncommon�). Estimate: $200-$300.

1339. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, various dates, from burials in China. 59.67 grams total.

1332. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1746M, NGC XF 45. KM-85; CT-1299. Deeply toned, bold details, parts of rims

slightly crude (as made). NGC #4494784-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

Generally F-VF details, about half toned, but all with varying degrees of corrosion from wet burial, yet strangely without chopmarks, dates as follows (all assayer M): 1760, 1764, 1765 (three), 1766 (two), 1768 (two) and 1771. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

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The Ricardo Muñiz Collection of Mexico Pillar 1 Reales 1340. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733/2MF, mintmark oM, very rare.

KM-unl (75.1 for Type). 3.22 grams. VF with crudely plugged hole, spotty rainbow toning around details, faint

but certain overdate and a curious muling of dies as the assayer is MF (Yonaka #M1-33f, R3). Estimate: $200-$300.

1341. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733MF/F, mintmark M.X, very rare. Deeply toned VF with plugged hole, parts of rims crude, rare one-year type with M.X mintmark (Yonaka #M1-33c, R3, this over-assayer variety missing in Gilboy). Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-unl (75.1 for Type). 3.20 grams.

1342. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733MF, mintmark M.X. KM-75.1; CT-1591.

3.13 grams. Fine with faint toning around details, crude shield (mount removed?), listed as common in Yonaka (#M1-33d) but considered rare as a one-year type with M.X mintmark. Estimate: $125-$200.

1343. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1733MF, mintmark oM. KM-75.1; CT-1595.

3.24 grams. Attractively toned AXF with old scratches across details, small nicks and bump in rims, scarce second date of issue (Yonaka #M1-33e, “uncommon variety”). Estimate: $125-$200.

1344. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1739MF, H in king’s name made from an E (very rare variety). KM-75.1; CT-1601. 3.20 grams. Evenly worn AVF with bold legends, no problems, rated R3 in Yonaka (#M1-39a). Estimate: $125-$200.

1345. Lot of seven Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Philip V, assayer MF, dates as follows: 1734/3, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738,

1740, 1741. KM-75.1. 22.68 grams total. AVF on average, some nicely toned, a few lightly polished, strong dates, no big problems or distractions. Estimate: $350-$500.

1346. Lot of five Mexico City,

Mexico, pillar 1R, Philip V, assayer M, dates as follows: 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746.

KM-75.2. 15.63 grams total. F-VF on average, one bolder (XF details) but with light corrosion, all with strong dates, three toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1347. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1748/7M. KM-75.2. 3.19 grams.

Deeply toned and problem-free AVF with bold overdate (Yonaka #M1-48a, “uncommon overdate”). Estimate: $100-$150.

1348. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1754M. KM-75.2; CT-579. 3.24

grams. VF with weak crown above shield and scratches on that side (also crude rim), light toning, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-54). Estimate: $75-$110.

1349. Mexico City, Mexico,

pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1756M. KM-75.2; CT-581. 3.24 grams. Evenly worn AVF with no

problems, no toning, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-56). Estimate: $75-$110.

1350. Mexico City, Mexico,

pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757/6M, rare. KM-unl (75.2 for AVF with oddly lustrous fields on shield side, clear overdate, rated R2 in Yonaka (#M157a). Estimate: $100-$150.

Type). 3.24 grams.

1351. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1758/7M, crowns alike. KM-unl

(75.2 for Type). 3.29 grams. Bold VF with rich toning all over, no problems, scarce variety and overdate (Yonaka #M1-58a). Estimate: $100-$150.

1352. Mexico City, Mexico,

pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1758/7M, dissimilar crowns, rare. KM-76.2. 3.31 grams. Deeply

rainbow-toned VF+, rare variety and overdate, rated R2 in Yonaka (#M1-58c). Estimate: $100-$150.

1353. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1758M, dissimilar crowns. KM-76.2; CT-585. 3.32 grams. Lightly

toned XF with muted luster, scarce variety (Yonaka #M1-58b). Estimate: $100-$150.

1354. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1759M. KM-76.2; CT-586.

3.13 grams. Richly rainbow-toned VF+, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-59). Estimate: $60-$90.

1355. Lot of nine Mexico City, Mexico, pillar

1R, Ferdinand VI, assayer M, dates as follows: 1747, 1748, 1749, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1755, 1757. 28.90 grams total. F-VF on average,

most nicely toned, strong dates, no big problems or distractions. Estimate: $400-$600.

1356. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1760M. K M -

77; CT-1540. 3.25

grams. Lightly toned VF+ with slightly crude rims,

“uncommon variety, overall uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-60a). Estimate: $60-$90.

1357. Mexico

City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1761M, plain crosses above and below R and I.

KM-77; CT-1541. 3.22 grams.

Toned AVF with small laminations, scratches to left above shield, scarce variety (Yonaka #M1-61b). Estimate: $75-$110.

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1358. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1763M. KM-77; CT-1543. 3.24 grams.

1362. Mexico City, Mexico, pil-

lar 1 real, Charles III, 1768M.

KM-77; CT-1548. 3.20 grams. Problem-

free AVF with very light toning in legends, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-68). Estimate: $60-$90.

Cleaned VF with dig in field outside right pillar, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-63). Estimate: $75$110.

1363. Mexico City, Mexico, pil-

1359. Mexico City, Mexi-

lar 1 real, Charles III, 1769M, broken o in oM mintmark.

co, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1764M. KM-77; CT-1544. 3.34 grams.

VF with toning around details, small marks here and there, “uncommon variety” in Yonaka (#M1-69b). Estimate: $60-$90.

KM-77; CT-1549. 3.27 grams.

Beautifully rainbow-toned and problem-free VF+, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-64). Estimate: $75-$110.

1364. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1770F, rare. KM-77; CT-1551. 3.27 grams.

1360. Mexico City, Mexi-

co, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1766M. KM-77; CT-1546. 3.22 grams.

Nicely toned VF+ with bolder than normal strike, minor marks, rare date and assayer (Yonaka #M1-70a). Estimate: $100-$150.

Brightly cleaned F/VF with large old X scratch on shield side, “uncommon date” in Yonaka (#M1-66). Estimate: $60-$90.

1365. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1771F, rare. KM-77; CT-1552. 3.00 grams.

1361. Mexico City, Mexi-

co, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1767M. KM-77; CT-1547. 3.36 grams.

Deeply toned VF with minor marks and surface porosity, “the overall rarest date of the series” according to Yonaka (#M1-71). Estimate: $100-$150.

Choice XF+ with light surface hairlines but nice light toning, minor edge-flaw, scarce date (Yonaka #M167). Estimate: $75-$110.

1366. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Charles III, assayer M, dates as follows: 1762, 1765, 1770.

KM-77.

9.99 grams total. Lightly toned F-VF, nice details, no big problems or

distractions. Estimate: $150-$225.

1367. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1368. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III, 1735/4MF, NGC MS 62. KM-65; CT-1857. Bold strike with lustrous,

satin-smooth fields, strong overdate, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #2787533-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

1767M. KM-68; CT-1756. 1.68 grams. Deeply toned XF with tiny rimnick and slight bend in flan, “rarest date in series” according to Yonaka (#M05-67). Estimate: $100-$150.

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Busts

1372. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1369. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1788FM, Bevill Plate.

Lightly hairlined AU with vivid rainbow toning around details, choice bold strike. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 1.40) on page 29 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $150-$225. KM-106.2a; CT-942. 26.79 grams.

1791FM. KM-109; CT-684. 26.57 grams. AU with vivid rainbow toning all over, mostly lustrous, minor spots of light porosity and small scrape on king’s jaw. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1373. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales proclamation medal,

1370. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales proclamation medal,

Charles IV, 1789. Grove-C-10, KM-Q27, CT-836. 13.53 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF+ with minor old marks, muted luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

Charles IV, 1789. KM-Q28; Grove-C9; CT-679. 26.92 grams. Problem-

free XF with toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

1374. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1790FM.

1371. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790FM.

KM-107;

KM-99;

Lightly toned VF+ with light surface hairlines, spot of encrustation near middle of reverse. Estimate: $150-$225. CT-840. 13.36 grams.

Choice AU with deep rainbow toning all over, much luster on fields (especially the reverse), light surface hairlines in front of face. Estimate: $150-$225.

CT-682. 26.97 grams.

1375. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1790FM, unique and unlisted overdate variety with 9 punched over different 9. KM-99 (for non-overdate); CT-840. 13.34 grams. Clear straight-tail 9 over curved-tail 9 in date (first we have heard of ), lightly toned AVF with lots of old scratches in obverse fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1376. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1799/8, NGC MS

61. KM-62; CT-1398. Deeply toned (mostly blue-green) over luster, parts of rims weak (as made). NGC #4494712-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (War of Independence) Chilpanzingo

Monclova

1377. Congress of Chilpanzingo (Veracruz, Mexico) counter-

mark (1811-14) on a cast Mexico City bust 8 reales 1810HJ, NGC VF 25, c/s VF weak. KM-258.2. Uneven countermark (half deep, half weak), the host typically crude and pitted but with all details clear, richly toned all over, a type that just does not come in choice grade, as tied with three others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4484011-012. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Guadalajara

1378. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1821FS, one fleur above two (rare), ex-Leunda. KM-111.3; CT-

Bold VF with minimal toning, parts of rims crude (as made), rare error in shield. Pedigreed to the Jose Leunda collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

448. 27.65 grams.

1379. Monclova, Mexico, 8 reales, MVA. / 1811. countermark on cast Mexico City bust 8 reales 1809HJ, rare, NGC VF 30, c/s XF strong. KM-unl; CT-. Full and deep countermark (rare

thus), typically crude host with weak rims and pitted surfaces, toned all over, one of just two in NGC census, both VF. NGC #4484011-011. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Zacatecas

1380. Zacatecas, Mexico, provisional bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (armored bust), 1812. KM-191; CT-681. 26.68 grams. Crazy

coin with VF or better details in parts of legend (including date and king’s name) but most of rest of coin practically unstruck (net VG), with light but uneven toning. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico (Empire / Iturbide) 1381. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, 1822JM, Iturbide, early eagle, NGC AU 53, Bevill Plate. KM-304. Gorgeous rainbow toning with bluish purple interiors fading to bright red in legends, some wear and minor marks but also some luster. NGC #4484011-001. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.4) on page 60 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $350-$500.

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1382. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, 1822JM, Iturbide, long smooth truncation, 8R JM below eagle, NGC AU 55.

KM-308.

Muted luster and bluish toning in legends, light wear and minimal marks. NGC #4484008-012. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1383. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, 1823JM, Iturbide, short

uneven truncation, 8R JM below eagle, NGC MS 62+, Bevill Plate. KM-310. Reverse with beautiful rainbow toning on lustrous surface, the obverse somewhat frosty and matte but also toning at rim, tied with two others (which may or may not be + like this coin) for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4484008-014. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.6) on page 60 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mexico (Republic) 1384. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, hookneck

eagle, 1824JM, NGC AU 58. DP-Mo02; KM-A376.2. Light rainbow toning and minimal wear but weak in centers as usual, still with full Libertad visible. NGC #4484008-016. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1389. Guanajuato, Mexico, brass 1/8 real “octavo,” 1857. KM-328. 7.19 grams. XF, dull brassy color, well detailed all over, signifi-

1385. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1831MJ, cantly better than the usual. Estimate: $125-$200. colon after date, NGC MS 61. DP-Go12; KM-377.8. Decent luster 1390. Zacatecas, Mexico, and very faint toning, couple bagmarks only, second finest in NGC census for this variety (also called “three dots after date,” combining the colon with a single date before the assayer). NGC #3476969-049. Estimate: $200-$300.

1 real, 1846OM, old obverse, NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census.

KM-372.10. 3.43 grams. Choice details and satin-smooth fields with ample luster under light rosy toning, the better of just two specimens in NGC census by two grades. NGC #2741447-012. Estimate: $200-$300.

1386. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1895AB,

NGC AU details / artificial toning. DP-Mo82; KM-377.10. One of

the most vividly toned coins we have ever handled, with bright orange morphing to bright blue on cap-and-rays side and deep violet ringed with aqua on eagle side, but the color transitions unaligned with the coin details (indicative of chemical alteration) and with hairlined fields, just a couple spots of high-point wear. NGC #4484008-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

1387. Mexico City, Mexico,

1391. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, 1834ML, NGC MS

66*, finest known in NGC census. KM-370.9. Vivid rainbow toning on cap-and-rays side with choice underlying luster, the eagle side with less toning and luster but still choice, with tiny rub on high-relief center of eagle, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census (but the other not necessarily with * accolade). NGC #4687760-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

copper 1/8 real, 1829, NGC AU 55 BN, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

Reddish color (no luster), with some dark spots and toning around details, parts of rims crude (as made). NGC #4687761-016. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-333.

1392. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/4 real, 1842LR, NGC MS 64. KM-368.6. Bold

strike with attractive bluish toning over luster. NGC #4494714-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

1393. Mexico City,

Mexico, bronze 1 centavo, 1894, NGC MS 65 BN. KM-391.6. Gor-

1388. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 1/8 real, 1841, NGC MS 62 BN.

KM-334. 16.93 grams. Traces of original luster and color, no marks but light high-point wear and parts of rims slightly crude (as made). NGC #2741447-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

geous blue and purple toning (very iridescent), choice strike and luster, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #4494714-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mexico (Empire / Maximilian) 1394. Mexico City, Mexico, 10

centavos, 1864, NGC MS 62.

Non-toned and lustrous, with very light wear or weakness on highest points. NGC #4494536-003. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-386.1.

Mexico (State coinage)

1398. Guerrero (Campo Morado), Mexico, copper 50 centavos, 1915-CM-GRo, NGC MS 61 BN. KM-657. Exceptional

strike and centering for the issue, with strong die-polish lines but no damage or wear except for highest points, in fact tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #3162521-005. Pedigreed to the Stack’s Coin Galleries auction of August 2009, lot #5475. Estimate: $150-$225.

Netherlands (Spanish) 1395. Durango, Mexico, copper 1/4 real, 1872, NGC MS

63 BN. KM-350. 6.87 grams. Bold strike, traces of original luster and color, parts of rims crude (as made). NGC #2741447-014. Estimate: $150-$255.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1399. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands (Bruges mint), portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1673. KM-64.2. 32.41 grams. Fully detailed obverse (even the legend), the reverse slightly off-center and with minor stress fractures, lightly toned VF. Estimate: $175-$250.

Netherlands (United) 1396. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “Caballito,” 1913, NGC

MS 63. KM-453. Frosty and lustrous, minimal light bagmarks only. NGC #4196239-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico (Revolutionary)

1400. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1576.

Delm-831. 27.41 grams. Choice strike with fully detailed lion and knight, full legends, AXF with two small edge-cracks, light toning around details. Estimate: $150-$225.

1397. Guerrero (Campo Morado), Mexico, silver-and-gold 2 pesos, 1915-CoMo, NGC AU 58. KM-660. Typically crude

details (as made) with some surface pitting but virtually no wear and somewhat lustrous, golden toning at rims, popular issue as explicitly stating the small gold content (ORO: 0,595) as a way of off-setting the reduced silver content versus federal issues. NGC #3067755-010. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1401. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” double ducatoon, 1673, rare, NGC XF 45 (extra-thick slab).

Dav-4932A; KM-6.1. 63.84 grams. Very thick and heavy coin with

rich toning over muted luster, one of just two specimens in NGC census, both at this grade. NGC #4494778-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1402. Lot of two Dutch silver coins: 3 gulden, 1793,

Westfriesland mint; 1 gulden, 1712, Gelderland mint.

42.13 grams. Same design on two different denominations from

two different mints, both nicely toned, the larger coin very bold XF and the smaller unevenly struck VF. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

1403. Zeeland, Netherlands, 6 stuivers, 1788, NGC MS 62, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-101.2. Choice strike with smooth, golden fields, weak lion in arms. NGC #4486456-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Netherlands East Indies

1404. Netherlands East Indies, 19th-century Indonesian

imitation of a “rider” ducatoon, date “1767” in retrograde, nonsense legends. 32.40 grams. At first glance this looks like just

another Dutch silver “rider” ducatoon, perhaps slightly weaker in strike than normal, but a simple reading of the letters and numbers reveals this is a fantasy, yet clearly circulated (AXF with minor marks) and in good silver, nicely toned all over. With envelope stating “Purchased in Wuchow Kwangsi, Aug. 1945, while 54th Chinese Army was en route to Canton.” Estimate: $250-$375.

1405. Lot of ten Netherlands East India Company 6 stuivers “ship shillings,” various dates (late 1700s), from burials

in China. 37.27 grams total. Generally bold VF-XF details, about half toned, but all with varying degrees of corrosion from wet burial, yet strangely without chopmarks, dates as follows (the earliest Westfriesland but all the rest Zeeland): 1755, 1766 (two), 1767, 1774, 1788 and 1790 (four). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $500-$750.

Nicaragua

Provisional “imitation cobs”

1406. Leon, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real,

1823-P(MPY), two-digit date, pine tree style, very rare, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.1 (under Honduras). 3.39 grams Small, thick, sharply cut flan with choice full cross-lions-castles (proper quadrants, with natural edge-crack on top-right lion), one full pillar with lacuna near top, fully lustrous surfaces and devoid of wear, the single best of seven examples in the NGC census so far. NGC #4494791-006. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1407. Leon, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1823-PMPY, two-digit date, pine tree style, very rare, NGC AU 55, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.1 (under Hondu-

ras). 3.16 grams Full cross (proper quadrants) and pillars but both with one side weakly struck, bold M and P in pillars and Y on other side, lightly toned over faint luster. NGC #4494791-004. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Nicaragua (Republic)

1408. Leon, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1410. Nicaragua, 50 centavos, 1912H, NGC MS 61. KM-15.

1823-(PMP)Y, two-digit date, pine tree style, very rare, NGC VF 30, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-8.1 (under Hon-

Small flan but with full pillars and full but slightly off-center cross (proper quadrants) with partial Y to right and second date below, deeply toned fields. NGC #4494791-003. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000. duras). 2.91 grams

12.46 grams. Very light toning over muted luster, a few tiny marks only. NGC #2741430-012. Estimate: $400-$600.

1411. Nicaragua, 10 centavos, 1912H, NGC MS 63+. KM-13. 2.49

grams. Bold strike with contrasting toning over muted luster, no wear but some minor bagmarks (including one on forehead), tied with three others (which may or may not be + like this coin) for second highest grade in NGC census behind a trio of MS 65’s. NGC #2741430-011. Estimate: $125-$200.

1412. Nicaragua, 1 centavo, 1878, PCGS MS65.

KM-1.

Highly lustrous (possible proof?), non-toned, with minor bagmarks only, second highest grade in PCGS census. PCGS #81730816. Estimate: $250-$375.

Panama

1409. Leon, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1413. Panama, copper-nickel

1824-PM(P)Y, two-digit date, pine tree style, very rare, NGC AU details / damaged, ex-Richard Stuart (stated on label). KM-

8.1 (under Honduras). 3.16 grams Brightly lustrous surfaces and practically no wear (UNC to our eyes), with full pillars and cross-lions-castles (the latter slightly off-center, quadrants transposed), two bold dates, incipient toning, with minor lacunae (as made) on cross side and scratches at top of right pillar. NGC #4494791-007. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

5 centésimos, 1962, struck on a Great Britain sixpence planchet, ANACS MS 65, unique.

KM-23.2 (for normal flan). 2.79 grams.

Curious error or mint-sport with rims truncated as struck on the flan for a different coin, light blue-gold color over luster, no wear or marks except for one bagmark in reverse field. Estimate: $100-$150.

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64. KM-unl. While bimetallic 2 balboas like this one were anticipated in 2011, their circulation was cancelled for unknown reasons, and sources indicate that only a few test pieces exist, this specimen lacking any wear or marks. ANACS #4829977. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1415. Lot of six Panama (struck at the Royal Canadian Mint), selectively gilt proof 20 balboas, 2016, Panama Canal his-

tory. KM-148 to 153. Each coin 31.39 grams, the box 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” x 2”. Each with Panamanian arms on one side and other side with scene from the Panama Canal (ships, etc.) except for one that shows the Americas and “100 anos,” with parts of each design gilded for emphasis, all choice Proof without any marks or wear, from a mintage of just 500 sets (this one #193). Housed in plastic capsules and removable felt tray inside wooden box with small certificate signed by the President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Paraguay

1416. Asunción, Paraguay, copper 1/12 real, 1845, NGC MS

63 BN. KM-1.2. 6.54 grams. Dark surfaces with deep blue toning all over, parts of rims slightly crude but otherwise exceptional quality for this issue, which is considerably rarer than Birmingham mint examples due to limited production in Asunción following Paraguay’s cutting ties with Enrique Gilbert, this specimen in fact tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #2741430-014. (Also see lots 1929 and 1930 in the Express session.) Estimate: $500-$750.

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1417. Paraguay, 1 peso fuerte (necessity coinage), 1868 lion countermark on a Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1839RS, unique, ex-Fonrobert. KM-unl. 22.12 grams. Bold full countermark (XF) on an AXF

host with soft centers as usual, grey toning throughout, a unique combination and choice example of necessity coinage countermarked during the Paraguayan War (1864-70) between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Countermarked with a circular punch featuring the classical seated lion figure below Liberty cap on staff dividing date 1868 within a border of pearls, this being the only known example on an 8R host. While there are other variations of this countermark with a plain circle instead of pearls whose authenticity is unverifiable, it is crucial to note that three of the very few known examples with pearl borders are coincidentally the ones with the most reliable pedigrees. Two of them can be traced to the Fonrobert collection: the present coin (Fonrobert #10187) and a Guatemala 2 reales 1864 (Fonrobert #10188) that was also lot #1104 in the November 1979 Höflich-Sternberg (Zürich) auction and was listed (as #18) in Enrique Peña›s Monedas y Medallas Paraguayas (1900) erroneously as a Guatemala peso. The third coin with pearls-border 1868 countermark, a Lima, Peru, 2 reales 1828, was lot #1103 in the same Höflich-Sternberg sale and, crucially, shows quite evident wear after the countermark was applied. As a side note, both illustrations in the Höflich-Sternberg sale now appear (as X5 and X7) in Unusual World Coins (5th edition, 2007), by Colin R. Bruce, II, despite the fact that they are legitimate issues of Paraguay. Even more fascinating for the cob collector is the existence of a similar countermark but with date 1869 on a Lima, Peru, gold 1 escudo 1697 (#10192 in Fonrobert and #20 in Peña). (Cataloging assistance by Carlos Jara.) Pedigreed to the Jules Fonrobert collection (#10187). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1418. Paraguay, pattern 2 reales, 1868, large date, plain edge, rare, NGC MS 61, ex-Salbach. KM-Pn27. No wear, muted luster, toning around details, crude rims and edge (as made), desirable old pedigree. NGC #4465014-002. Pedigreed to the Oscar Salbach collection (J. Schulman auction of September 1911). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1419. Paraguay, brass proof pattern 2 centĂŠsimos, 1868,

NGC PF 65. KM-Pn21. Mirrorlike surfaces with beautiful original golden color, a few tiny marks in fields but no wear, die-cracks around date (which is somewhat weak), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #4086229-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

1421. Lot of three Paraguay copper minors of 1870-SHAW (struck in Birmingham, England) in NGC slabs: 4c MS 64 RB, 2c MS 64+ RD, 1c MS 63 RB, all ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on labels). KM-4.1, 3, 2. All frosty and with original

color and luster, minimal toning, no wear or marks of note. NGC #4687760-009, -005, -002. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1420. Lot of three Paraguay copper minors of 1870-SHAW (struck in Birmingham, England) in NGC slabs: 4c MS 63 RB, 2c MS 64 RB, 1c MS 63 RB, all ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on labels). KM-4.1, 3, 2. All with original color speckled with

spots of toning, with varying degrees of original luster, no wear or marks or note. NGC #4687760-010, -007, -003. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1422. Paraguay, 1 peso, 1889, PCI MS60. KM-5. Lustrous and

devoid of wear but with typical bagmarks, starting to tone at rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Peru (colonial) Pillars

1426. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1766/5JM, dots

over both mintmarks, dot over erased floret above assayer, very rare. KM-unl (A64.1 for Type). 26.75 grams. XF with light steel-gray

1423. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754JD.

KM-55.1; CT-310. 26.86 grams. Lustrous UNC with weak center of shield,

spots of blue toning (one with corrosion) at rim on pillars side, attractively flashy. Estimate: $600-$900.

1424. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754JD. KM-55.1; CT-310. 26.97 grams. AU

with light toning over muted luster, minor old marks but minimal wear. Estimate: $400-$600.

toning, with faint trace of upper part of 5 inside the final 6 of date (missing in Gilboy) and clearly erased floret under dot above assayer (mentioned in a general footnote on page 153 in Gilboy). Estimate: $600-$900.

1427. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771JM, dot

over left mintmark only. KM-64.2; CT-848. 27.03 grams. Choice AU with light rainbow toning around details, good luster, bold strike. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1425. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758JM,

dots over both mintmarks. KM-55.1; CT-318. 26.84 grams. Bold AU+ with vivid rainbow toning all over, scratches in field below QUE and natural lamination flaw to left below shield but virtually no wear. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1428. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1772JM, dot

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over left mintmark only. KM-64.2; CT-850. 26.70 grams. Scarce and desirable final date of pillar dollars in nice XF+ grade with ample luster, minor small marks, patches of dark toning on shield side. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Busts

1429. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796IJ, NGC MS

1432. Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1824G, no

61. KM-97; CT-651. Faint golden toning over muted luster, no wear but

dot before REX, NGC F 15. KM-117.2; CT-386. Deeply toned and well detailed for the grade, with no major distractions. Per D’argent Chamot, all specimens of this assayer were actually struck in January of 1825 (hence a Republican issue). NGC #2792976-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

1430. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“imaginary” bust), 1809JP, king’s name as FERDND, NGC AU 58. KM-106.1; CT-473. Exceptionally bold strike with high-relief bust

1433. Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JP. KM-

faint surface hairlines. NGC #1775143-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

(almost like a specimen compared to the norm), bright and glossy but starting to tone, with adjustment marks on lower half of shield. NGC #4496343-003. Estimate: $350-$500.

116; CT-742. 13.46 grams. Well-detailed VF+ with traces of luster and starting to tone. Estimate: $125-$200.

Peru (Republic)

1431. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JP. KM- 1434. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1833MM. KM-142. 27.43 grams. Frosty 117.1; CT-480. 27.55 grams. AU with muted luster, light surface hairlines,

small dark spots here and there. Estimate: $125-$200.

AU with lustrous fields, good strike for the issue, minor rim-flaws (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

1435. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, 1834MM, NGC MS 63. KM-144.1.

Light rainbow toning over muted luster, no wear or marks but surfaces slightly grainy (as made), second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #3897183-012. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Peru (modern Republic)

Peru (State of North Peru)

1439. Lima, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1898JF, NGC MS 64. KM-205.2. 5.0

1436. Lima, Peru (State of North Peru), 8 reales, 1837TM,

NGC MS 64.

KM-155. Richly rainbow toned with underlying luster, nice strike but with traces of die-clashing, tied with six others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #3479024-011. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

grams. Very subtle rainbow toning, lustrous on date side but slightly lower contrast on Liberty side, choice grade. NGC #2713825-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

Philippines

Peru (Republic of South Peru)

1440. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1834-7) on a Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1831JL, NGC Fine 15, c/s VF Standard. KM-100. Full counter-

1437. Arequipa, Peru, 1/2 real, 1837, NGC MS 65. KM-168.

1.66 grams. Choice strike and grade, with nice luster and no wear, slightly off-center strike and minor adjustment marks on sunrays, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #2741447015. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

mark, the host with parts of rims crude (as made), deeply toned all over. NGC #4494708-013. Estimate: $250-$375.

Puerto Rico

Peru (Republic / peseta series)

1441. Puerto Rico (under Spain), half dollar, fleur-de-lis

countermark (1884) on a USA (Philadelphia mint) seated Liberty half dollar, 1854, arrows at date, rare, NGC Good details / plugged. KM-10. The countermark about 3/4 full, with

1438. Lima, Peru, 5 pesetas, 1880BF, B without dot below

dark toning inside, the host less toned and with old scratches above the eagle to cover the plug and with some stars weakly struck. NGC #4494789-003. Estimate: $600-$900.

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wreath. KM-201.1. 24.98 grams. Lightly toned AU- with muted luster, light surface hairlines, no major distractions. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1442. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V, NGC AU 55.

Richly toned all over, no wear but just a too many small marks in fields and on rims to make MS. NGC #4686421-001. Estimate: $500-$750. KM-24.

1443. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V, PCGS AU55. KM-24. Nice luster and devoid of wear

(arguably higher grade) but with lots of tiny bagmarks, starting to tone at rims. PCGS #34344933. Estimate: $500-$750.

1444. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 20 centavos, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V, NGC MS

61. KM-22. Lustrous and choice but with faint surface hairlines on obverse. NGC #4468539-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

1445. Lot of five Puerto Rican

plastic casino chips, 1900s.

41.46 grams total. Used but fully

intact condition with readable lettering, each with collector envelope with full details as follows: Aguadilla, Aguadilla Country Club (Montemar), $5, ca. 1945; Cabo Rojo, ZUZ private gaming club, no denomination, date unknown; Caguas, Casino de Caguas, no denomination, found ca. 1970; Ponce, Casino de Ponce, no denomination, date unknown; (Old) San Juan, El Convento Hotel, $25, date unknown but collector wrote: “This Casino was only opened for one month, and [the chip] must be rare.� Estimate: $500-$750.

San Marino

1446. San Marino, 20 lire, 1935R, NGC MS 63. KM-11. 15 grams.

Highly lustrous and frosty, with no trace of toning at all, very minor bagmarks on satin fields. NGC #4465065-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Spain

Joseph Napoleon

Milled

1447. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales (“Maria” type), Charles

II, 1700M. CT-556; KM-243. 10.50 grams. Rare type struck at the end

of Charles’ ill-fated reign, deeply toned AXF with areas of roughness (both as made and from old corrosion), some old scratches, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $600-$900.

1451. Madrid, Spain, 8 reales, Joseph Napoleon, 1809IG.

CT-33; KM-454. 26.92 grams. Attractively toned XF with traces of luster, adjustment marks in hair. Estimate: $150-$225.

1448. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Charles II, 1682M. CT-639; KM-195.

7.40 grams. Choice XF with deeply toned fields, slightly off-center cross side, one-year type. Estimate: $200-$300.

1449. Lot of six Spanish milled 1/2R: Segovia, 1620/14,

assayer cross-topped A; Cuenca, 1719JJ; Madrid, 1731JF; Seville, 1732PA, 1733PA and 1736AP. CT-572, 1732, 1797, 1929, 1930

1452. Barcelona, Spain, Joseph Napoleon, 5 pesetas, 1809.

XF, very nice coins for either collectors or jewelers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ferdinand VII

and 1934; KM-23, 311, 350.1, 350.2. 8.98 grams total. Toned and problem-free

CT-14; KM-69. 26.97 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned UNC with underlying

luster, a few minor marks but choice overall. Estimate: $600-$900.

Charles IV

1453. Cádiz, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814CJ.

CT-376; KM-466.2. 26.70 grams. Fine with very deep toning, scratches on

1450. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808AI. CT-

bust, weak rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

677; KM-432.1. 26.90 grams. Lightly toned AU with muted luster, surface hairlines, scarce type. Estimate: $350-$500.

1454. Mallorca, Spain (Balearic Islands), 30 sueldos (30 sous), Ferdinand VII, 1821.

CT-525; KM-C-L53.1. 26.76 grams.

Stamps and rims bold except for end of POPULI, XF with toned fields, rim-bump outside of FRo, one-year emergency issue struck in Palma, Mallorca, while under quarantine from yellow fever, hence the legend “SALUS POPULI” (Health to the People). Estimate: $125-$200.

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Isabel II

1455. Spain, white metal pattern 20 reales, Isabel II, 1855,

NGC MS 62. 19.84 grams. Lustrous, with attractive toning around details, polish lines and “sweat spots� in fields as usual. Designed by Fernandez Pescador. NGC #4690090-001. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1458. Madrid, Spain, 5 pesetas, 1870SN-M, with 18-70 inside six-point stars. CT-3; KM-655. 24.99 grams. Lustrous AU with light surface hairlines, tiny spots of encrustation on reverse, incipient toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Charles VII Pretender

1456. Madrid, Spain, 20 reales, Isabel II, 1860, six-point stars. CT-182; KM-609.2. 25.86 grams. Bright XF+ with minimal wear but lots of small marks and hairlines from cleaning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Provisional Government

1457. Madrid, Spain, 5 pesetas, 1870SN-M, with 18-70 inside six-point stars, NGC AU 55. CT-3; KM-655. Richly toned over ample luster, faint surface hairlines, minimal wear. NGC #4688007003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1459. Spain (struck in Brussels, Belgium), silver pattern 5

pesetas, Charles VII Pretender, 1874, first design with date on obverse, plain edge, NGC MS 61. CT-1; KM-PT10.1. 25.31 grams. Very

light toning over ample luster with faint surface hairlines, rare and desirable pattern designed by P. Bembo and struck in Belgium for the Carlist Pretender to the Spanish throne and his exiled court and government prior to the coronation of Alfonso XII, this specimen tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4689716-001. Estimate: $2,000-up.

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Spanish Colonial

1461. Lot of four Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, as follows: Bolivia, 1820PJ, ANACS AU 50 details; Mexico, 1790FM (Charles IV transitional, ordinal IIII) and 1809TH (Ferdinand VII “armored” bust); Peru, 1814JP, ICG VF35. The raw

coins are XF+ (the 1790 cleaned and the 1809 lightly toned), and the 1820 has luster but a patch of dark toning, while the 1814 is lightly toned and problem-free. Good little “starter set” for the budding bust collector. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

St. Barts (Swedish administration)

1462. St. Barts, bronze 1 black dogg, crown countermark

(ca. 1790s) on a French Cayenne 2 sous, 1789A, NGC Fine 15 BN, c/s VF standard. Vlack-413. 1.21 grams. Very deep and nearly

full countermark on crowned fleurs (cupping the flan and obliterating detail on the other side), dark color all over, with weak rims (as made) but legends clear. NGC #2741459-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

St. Eustatius

1463. Herman Gosling, St. Eustatius, brass 1 bitt token,

1771, NGC XF Details / rev graffiti. Lyall-452. 2.02 grams. Struck by merchant Herman Gosling, governor of the island. Nice, well-struck example with great brass color throughout. NGC notes “graffiti” on the reverse which appears to us as small, innocuous scratches. NGC #2741459-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

Tobago 1460. Spain (struck in Brussels, Belgium), bronze pattern

5 pesetas, Charles VII Pretender, 1874, second design with date on obverse and reverse, plain edge, NGC MS 63 BN, finest and only specimen in NGC census. CT-4; KM-PT11.1a. 22.80 grams. Muted luster with rainbow toning around details, a few

tiny bagmarks but no wear, rare and desirable pattern designed by P. Bembo and struck in Belgium for the Carlist Pretender to the Spanish throne and his exiled court and government prior to the coronation of Alfonso XII. NGC #4689716-002. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1464. Tobago, bronze 2-1/4 pence (“stampee”), TB/o countermark (1798) on French Guyana 2 sous of 1769. KM-6. 1.67

grams. Thin and well-worn host with bold legends, very bold and deep countermark consisting of large, incuse T and B above smaller O, with crowned C of host in middle on other side pushed through (cupped flan), VG overall, dark brass color. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Uruguay

1466. Uruguay, copper 20 centésimos, 1840.

KM-2.1. 27.50 grams. AU with partial dark toning interspersed with copper color,

very slight surface porosity, minor rim-bruise. Estimate: $150-$225.

1467. Uruguay, cop-

per 5 centésimos, 1840, heavy flan (extremely rare), NGC XF 40 BN.

KM-1. 6.48 grams. Full details with only light wear but somewhat rough surfaces (as made), a rare type in general but this specimen the extremely rare subtype on heavy planchet corresponding to the original decree of 1839, characterized by a single pair of dies and thus correctly catalogued as a different subtype by Almeida. The stricter, heavy-weight standard and single pair of dies points to a limited run of early trial pieces. NGC #4234309-001. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1468. Uruguay, copper 5 centésimos, 1855, NGC AU 55

BN. KM-6. 5.10 grams. Bold details in nice grade with minimal wear but slightly rough surfaces (as made), subtle luster. NGC #4234308001. Estimate: $600-$900.

1465. Uruguay (struck in Montevideo), copper 40 centésimos, 1844, male sunface, wide convex planchet, medal alignment, rare, NGC XF 40 BN. KM-3. Rare variety struck on a

strangely convex flan known as “bombe” (bulging on both sides) that commands a premium, yet with full details and less wear than the grade would indicate, also devoid of the usual crude nicks and marks, darkly toned against chocolate-brown surfaces. NGC #4216481-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1469. Uruguay, copper 5 centésimos, 1855, NGC AU 50 BN. KM-6. 5.13 grams Traces of original luster and color, no wear but surfaces somewhat rough all over (as made). NGC #4234308-002. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1470. Uruguay, proof silver obverse trial strike for unissued peso-sized coin, 1953, Artigas. KM-unl. 30.88 grams. Frosty Proof

with no marks or wear but a few cloudy surface streaks, traces of toning, design of bust of Artigas with name and date under country name on obverse and the simple word MODEL on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Venezuela

1471. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, date “142” (early 1800s), NGC VF 30. KM-155. Full inner details (mostly bold) with deep rainbow toning all over, no marks, satin-smooth fields that indicate a higher grade, quadrants of cross transposed as usual. NGC #4189226-010. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1472. Venezuela, “GRAM. 25” (5 bolívares), 1879, enameled

on reverse and mounted to pin on obverse. KM-Y24.1. 24.20 grams.

Rare first date in a scarce grade, albeit with pin-mount and enameling that was probably done in Great Britain ca. 1890, the obverse darkly rainbow toned and the enameling in royal blue, red, white and green almost completely intact. Estimate: $500-$750.

1473. Collection of 22 “5 bolívares” (one venezolano 1876 and 21 “GRAM 25” 1879-1936) in a dedicated album with

500 bolivianos 1981 banknote taped to back. KM-Y16, Y24.1 and Y24.2. About 10” x 8”. From a 1970s series of printed albums, this full set of 22 coins has the date for each printed below, with advertisement for the album manufacturer (filven, c.a.) in front and banknote from (VF with foxing and “10400” inked on front) taped to back, each coin nicely toned but generally F-VF for wear, no distractions of note. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Medals and Decorations Note: Some photos reduced; please refer to descriptions for sizes.

Argentina

1474. Buenos Aires, Argentina, uniface oval silver medal

with hanger (military award), Rio Colorado campaign under Rosas against the Araucanian natives (1833, struck 1834), very rare. Cunietti-pp. 92-93. 39x32mm, 12.62 grams. Legend reads LA

PROV.A DE BUEN.S AY.S AL PATRIOTISMO Y AL VALOR. around wreathed arms, nicely toned AXF with a few minor marks (scratched on blank reverse) and PATRIOTISMO re-engraved, the hanger added later, an important and valuable issue featured in Cunietti’s Historia de las Medallas Argentinas 1747-1880 (2010). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1475. Argentina, oval brass Rosas medal for the Indian Uprising of October 2, 1837, rare. Gil-24; Rosa II, 185; Cunietti-p. 108.

39x30mm, 8.16 grams. Obverse with Argentine arms below sunburst within palm and laurel wreath, larger wreath around with legend EL GOVno RECONOCIDO A LA VIRTUD Y AL VALOR MARCIAL and flower at top; reverse with flags and cannons below wreath and above exergue Bs AYs OCTre 2 / DE 1837, legend VICTORIA CONTRA UNA FUERTE DIVISION DE INDIOS CHILENOS ENEMIGOS and same flower at top. Centers somewhat worn but legends all clear, Fine overall, darkly toned except for brassy high points, loop at top. Estimate: $400-$600.

1476. Argentina, oval brass military medal, 1839, Battle of

Pago Largo, rare. Cunietti-p. 110. 36x29mm, 9.95 grams. Obverse with laurels around the seal of Argentina at top above text MARZO 31 DE 1839 / EL GOBIERNO DE LA / CONFEDERACION ARGENT.A / AL PATRIOTISMO Y / AL VALOR above palm and olive branch, all within large wreath; reverse with laurels around text COMBATIO / POR LA LIBERTAD / Y HONOR AMERICANO / EN EL VALIENTE EXERCTO / VENCEDOR EN LOS / CAMPOS / DEL PAGO LARGO above flags, all within wreath. Evenly worn AVF with mostly dull brass color highlighted by toning around details, with loop, jump-ring and hanger at top. The Battle of Pago Largo was an armed confrontation that occurred on March 31, 1839, between the troops of the governor of Entre Ríos, Brigadier General Pascual Echagüe (who was loyal to the provincial governor of Buenos Aires at the head of the foreign relations of Argentina, Brigadier General Juan Manuel de Rosas) and those of the governor of Corrientes, Colonel Genaro Berón de Astrada, who died during the combat. After its victory, the army of Echagüe invaded the Banda Oriental (today Uruguay) but was repelled. Ironically the cavalry of the province of Entre Ríos was led by Colonel Major Justo José de Urquiza, a lieutenant of Echagüe, who, years later in 1852, would defeat Rosas in the definitive battle of Caseros, an event that would make him leave his long-standing government and flee in exile to England until his death. Urquiza became the first president of the Argentine Confederation, with headquarters in Paraná, and is still venerated today in Entre Ríos as a provincial hero. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1477. Argentina, silver military medal, (1871), War of the Triple Alliance against Paraguay.

Cunietti-p. 274. 27mm, 13.05 grams. Obverse with Argentine arms within legend EJERCITO ARGENTINO / DE OPERACIONES CONTRA EL PARAGUAY; reverse with sunface within rays, legend AL VALOR Y LA CONSTANCIA / * LA NACION AGRADECIDA *. Rainbow-toned AU with minimal marks and virtually no wear, loop at top with ribbon (fragile) in blue and white printed with “Entre-Rios -- 25 y 26 de Stbre 1893 -- Santa [Fe?]”. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bolivia

1480. Chuquisaca (Sucre), Bolivia, large copper medal, 1478. Potosí, Bolivia, silver 8R-sized proclamation medal, 1825, Bolívar. Fonrobert-9740. 42mm, 31.90 grams. Obverse with bust Ferdinand VII, 1812. Fonrobert-9396. 26.71 grams. Obverse with bust

of king within legend FERNANDO VII . REY DE ESP . Y DE LAS YNDS. AN . 1812.; reverse with palm and olive branch inside wreath belt, legend VIRTUD Y BALOR PREMIADO EN POTOSI with flower stops. Attractively toned VF with light old scratches in fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

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. Rare in copper, XF for grade, with minor scratches to right of figures on reverse, small edge flaws, chocolate brown color. Estimate: $400-$600.

1479. Potosí, Bolivia, large silver Bolívar medal with moun-

tain of Potosí, 1825. Fonrobert-9466. 40mm, 35.92 grams. Obverse with

bust of Bolívar inside legend SIMON BOLIVAR LIBERTADOR DE COLOMBIA Y DEL PERU; reverse with sun-topped mountain of Potosí (city at base) inside legend POTOSI MANIFESTA SU GRATITUD AL GENIO DE LA LIBERTAD with date 1825 at bottom. XF with deep toning (dark around details), minor rim-nick on obverse, old arcuate scratch in right field on reverse, plugged hole at top. Estimate: $400-$600.

1481. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1844, Ballivián, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Fonrobert-9536;

Burnett-26. 20mm; 3.30 grams. Obverse

with bust of President Ballivián inside legend PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL J BALLIVIAN; reverse with sword through book marked L F on pillar inside wreath, legend NOS DIO PATRIA . LEY . Y PAZ . 1844. Choice grade with light toning and muted luster, the better of just two in NGC census. NGC #4431156-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1482. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1859, Industry (2nd class) / Linares. Fonrobert- 9631. 30x26mm; 10.73 grams. Obverse with

allegorical design for industrial arts under radiant poles and LINARES within legend PREMIO AL TRABAJO Y A LA INDUSTRIA with 2A CLASE in exergue; reverse with EN HONOR A S.E. EL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA POTOSI MAYO DE 1859 within wreath. Lustrous UNC with patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Brazil 1483. Lot of three Brazilian small copper medals, Pedro II, 1871 (visit to Brussels, Belgium), 1872 (visit to Porto, Portugal), 1889 (birth-coronation-abdication-death). 31.37 grams

total. All UNC with much original luster and color (should designate

as RB), showing bust of emperor on obverse and different theme on reverse, a nicely matched trio. Estimate: $200-$300.

Chile

1485. Chile, silver star cross military medal (decoration), 1883, Battle of Huamachuco. 13.23 grams.

1484. Chile, silver star cross military medal (decoration), 1881, Lima Campaign. 19.16 grams, the

Medal awarded to soldiers or noncommissioned officers who participated in the Battle of Huamachuco, a decisive battle in which the Chilean forces defeated Peruvian irregulars and ended the War of the Pacific. Peru and Bolivia then ceded large amounts of land to Chile. Obverse depicts gilt mountains with a laurel underneath and three stars above, red and blue enamel in fields; reverse depicts gilt radiant star in center with enameled and gilt legend HUAMACHUCO JULIO 10 1883; AU- with patches of peeled enamel around legend. Original ribbon attached at top but lacking the pin. Estimate: $500-$750.

box 4” x 2-1/4”. Design of a five-point

star with Maltese ends, round raised centers with star in middle and legends REPUBLICA DE CHILE on one side and CAMPANA DE LIMA 1881 on the other inside royal blue enamel, the whole piece AU with toning around edges, small chips to enamel on CHILE side, with blue ribbon at top in good condition but missing pin, housed in small red box (aged, possibly original to the medal). Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia 1486. Bogotá, Colombia, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, from the merchant community. Restrepo-18 (p.

130); Herrera-79. 41mm, 31.36 grams. Obverse with bust of Charles IV [sic]

with legend EN AMOR DE FERNANDO VII REY DE ESPANA E YNDIAS; reverse with crowned cross supported by lions inside legend EL COMERCIO DE SANTA FE DE BOGOTA SEPTIEMBRE 11, with *1808* at bottom. Toned VF with weaker centers, rectangular dark patch to left and round stain to right above old scratch on reverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

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El Salvador 1487. El Salvador, proof silver medal for Distinguished Valor

to the Loyal Defenders of the Liberal Regime of Francisco Morazรกn against Invading Armies from Guatemala and Nicaragua, 1839, very rare. 35mm, 18.93 grams. Obverse with high-relief

bust of Francisco Morazรกn (with name of engraver N. Perafita below) inside legend REPUBLICA DEL SALVADOR / LA PATRIA A SUS LEALES DEFENSORES; reverse with PREMIO / AL / VALOR / DISTINGUIDO inside wreath. Brilliant Proof with hanger inside two-sided shield at top (clearly part of the original design, as the legend winds around it) showing volcano on front and date 15 / SETBRE / 1821 on back (the date of Central American Independence), no wear, minimal marks, and remarkably non-toned. Morazรกn was president of the Central American Republic from 1835 to 1839 and president of the State of El Salvador from 1839 to 1840. Important as the first known military medal of El Salvador, cataloged as Sv1 on page 395 of From a Thankful Nation: Latin American Medals & Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection, Princeton University (2014), by Robert L. Ross and Alan M. Stahl. Estimate: $300-$450.

France 1488. France (struck in Paris), copper medal, Louis XIV, 1643, naval victory at Cartagena (Colombia).

Divo-9 (var).

41mm, 28.07 grams. Obverse with young bust of king inside legend

LVDOVICVS XIIII. REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS; reverse with trident and spears passing through a crown with naval scene in background, legend OMEN IMPERII MARITIMI, exergue HISPANIS VICTIS AD / CARTHAGINEM NOVAM / M.DC.XLIII. AU with minimal marks and only high-point wear, small spots of corrosion (as made) at rims, darkly toned all over. Engraved by J. Mauger. Estimate: $200-$300.

Great Britain 1489. London, England, silvered lead oval portrait medal, James I, ca. 1616, by Simon van de Passe, very rare.

MI-61.

51x43mm, 8.98 grams. Obverse with bust of James I; reverse with Brit-

ish arms and motto BEATI PACIFICI inside legend IACOBVS DEI GRATIA MAGNAE BRITANNIAE FRANCIAE ET HYBERNIAE REX. XF, though with some spots of corrosion and slight waviness. The designer, Simon van de Passe (ca. 1595-May 6, 1647), was the second son of Crispin van de Passe, a notable engraver from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Having learned the trade from his father, he moved to England in 1615 and spent most of his 10 years employed by Nicolas Hillard to engrave silver counters depicting the Royal Family. His technique imitated the style of engravings. In 1624, he left England to work in the service of the King of Denmark. Estimate: $500-up.

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Guatemala

1490. Guatemala, 2R-sized silver proclamation medal,

1812, Spanish Constitution, NGC MS 62, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Grove-F67a. 26 mm; 7.01 grams. Obverse showing

the 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. Issued to celebrate the political constitution of Spain, published in Cรกdiz in 1812. NGC #2741430-005. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

1491. Guatemala, silver 2 reales-sized military medal (breast

badge), (1898), rare. 24mm, 6.70 grams. Obverse with radiant sun

and legend COLLEGIUM D. JOSEPH INFANT. S. M ET. ECC. GUAT.; reverse with AL / MERITO / * / MEDALLA / INFERIOR. VF with light toning, loop removed from top. See Almanzar auction of July 18, 1975, lot #1187, for an identical specimen. Estimate: $200-$300.

Haiti (French) 1492. Haiti, French army shako badge (hat insignia), 18th

century, maker M.A. Marion, found in Haiti, very rare, exKurt Fisher. 65x58mm (including cloth), 16.08 grams. Uniface design

of crowned French royal arms (fleurs-de-lis) inside flags, with blue, white and red enamel throughout, RES NON VERBA on banner at bottom, the back stamped with maker M.A. MARION in rectangular box, mounted on green-yellow-red cloth oval, pre-Napoleonic but found in Haiti so believed to be related to suppression of slave revolt in 1791. Kurt Fisher (1908-1980) was a known author and collector in Haiti whose collection was sold after his death, with most of it retained by the New York Public Library, which maintains an archive of Haitian official documents in his name. From the Kurt A. Fisher collection, housed in Riker box with attribution and pedigree on sticker on bottom. Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico

1493. Mexico City, Mexico (Consulate), gilt bronze proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1789. Grove-C26b. 43mm, 34.88 grams.

Obverse with bust of king within legend CARLOS IV * POR LA * GRACIA * D * DIOS* REY * DE * ESPANA * Y * EMPERADOR * DE * LAS * INDIAS*; reverse with consulate arms, Mercury to left, ship to right, legend *A * SU * PROCLAMACION * EL * CONSULADO * DE * MEXICO, exergue *ANO * DE * 1789 *. Engraved by G.A. Gil. Bold, lustrous AU- with minor marks and hairlines in fields, light rubs in hair and on rims (exposing the bronze). Estimate: $200-$300.

1494. Mexico City, Mexico (Consulate), silver proclamation

medal, Charles IV, 1789. Grove-C26a; Herrera-168. 42mm, 34.26 grams.

Obverse with bust of king within legend CARLOS IV * POR LA * GRACIA * D * DIOS* REY * DE * ESPANA * Y * EMPERADOR * DE * LAS * INDIAS*; reverse with consulate arms, Mercury to left, ship to right, legend *A * SU * PROCLAMACION * EL * CONSULADO * DE * MEXICO, exergue *ANO * DE * 1789 *. Engraved by G.A. Gil. XF+ with tiny marks in fields and rim-dings, spot of dark toning on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1497. Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico, silver 2 reales-sized proclamation medal, Charles IV, 1790.

Grove-C139; Herrera-191.

28mm, 6.76 grams. Obverse with crowned Spanish arms between pillars

1495. Mexico City, Mexico (Archbishop), silver proclama- inside legend . CAROLO . IV . HISP . ET . IND . REGI .; reverse tion medal, Charles IV, 1789, normal date, portraits of King Charles IV and Queen Maria Luisa. Grove-C21a; Herrera-166. 42mm,

40.48 grams. Obverse with bust of king within legend * CAROLO * IV *

with S.P.Q. / ANGELOPOLIT. / IN. / PROCLAMATIONE / XVI. KAL. / FEBRUARIAS / MDCCXC. Coin edge and coin rims on both sides. Toned XF with a few old marks. Estimate: $200-$300.

HISP * ET * IND * REG * MEX * PROCL * AN * / * 1789 *; reverse with bust of queen inside legend * LVDOV * REG * / * AUSPICE * / * ALF * ARCH * MEX *. Engraved by G.A. Gil. Toned AU- with minor marks and minimal wear. Estimate: $150-$225.

1498. Valladolid de Michoacรกn, Mexico, gilt bronze procla-

1496. Orizaba, Mexico, silver 4-reales sized proclamation mation medal, Charles IV, 1791. Grove-C241b; Herrera-227. 45mm, medal, Charles IV, 1790. Grove-C103; Herrera-176. 34mm, 13.46 grams.

Obverse with crowned Spanish arms between pillars inside legend A CARLOS . IV . REY DE ESPANA . Y DE LAS YNDIAS .; reverse with EN SU PROCLAMACION around five-line inscription LA MUI / LEAL VILLA / DE ORIZAVA . / EN 11. DE ABRIL . / DE 1790. Floral rims on both sides, coin edge design. Lustrous, blue-toned AUwith minimal wear and some old scratches. Estimate: $150-$225.

41.58 grams. Obverse with bust of king inside legend CARLOS IIII REY

DE ESPANA Y DE LAS YNDIAS with fleurs as stops; reverse with crowned city arms (oval shield containing three busts) inside legends PROCLAMADO * EN * LA * CIUDAD * / * DE * VALLADOLID * DE * MICHOACAN on outside and POR * SU * ALFEREZ * R * D * JOSE BERNARDO * FORCERRADA, date * 1791 * in exergue. Engraved by G.A. Gil. AU with hairlines, minimal wear but tiny spots of bronze peeking through. Estimate: $200-$300.

1499. Mexico City, Mexico, large bronze medal, 1808, establishment of the Supreme Central Junta. Grove-F31b. 52mm, 50.31 grams. Obverse with three figures seated at table under TODO RENANCE at top with A LA INMORTALIDAD / POR LA DICHOSA

INSTALACION / DE LA SUPREMA JUNTA CENTRAL / DE ESPANA E INDIAS, HECHA / EN 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE / DE 1808 . LA N.E. in exergue below; reverse with two standing figures (Old and New Worlds) under RESTAURADORA DE LA EUROPA at top and UN AMERICANO AMIGO DEL / ORDEN LA IDEO Y PROMO- / VIO: TOMAS SURIA LA / GRABO EN MEXICO / ANO DE 1808. in exergue below. AU with only very light rainbow toning, some original luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1500. Mexico City, Mexico, gold-plated silver oval medal, 1809, New Spain merchants. Fonrobert-6484;

Grove-unl (cf. F24b).. 58x47mm, 67.26 grams. Obverse with bust of king inside legend AMADO FERNANDO VII . EL COMERCIO DE N. E. DERRAMARA GUSTOSO SU SANGRE EN TU DEFENSA.; reverse with Mars and Mercury standing side-by-side with arms and naval equipment at feet inside legend LA INDUSTRIA Y EL UALOR SE UNIRAN EN DEFENSA DEL MONARCA., with exergue * TOMAS SURIA EN * / MEXICO AGOSTO / DE 1809 as engraved by Tomas Suria. Fully detailed but polished XF with the gilding quite faded, toned around details, made with loop and shoulders at top. Grove lists gold-plated bronze but not gold-plated silver. Estimate: $250-$375.

1501. Mexico City, Mexico, gilt bronze oval medal, 1809,

Mexican College. Fonrobert-unl; Medina-unl; Grove-F-26b. 45x38mm, 28.61 grams. The April 1906 issue of the American Journal of Numismatics

states, “this piece was not included in the Fonrobert collection, and Medina does not describe it, it will be of interest to American collectors to have the deficiency supplied.” Obverse with bust of king inside legend FERDINANDO VII CAPTIVO REGNANTI / ANN . M . DCCCIX; reverse with three officials (left to right: bishop, governor, inquisitor) at a table above two globes, crown above with banner reading COETUIQUE NATIONALI PRO CAPTIVO REGENTI, legend COLLEGIUM MEXICANUM GRADU MAJUS FIDELITATE MAXIMUM., with small-font GUERRERO (engraver José María Guerrero) at bottom. Lustrous AU with surface hairlines, small spots of gilding removed on obverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

1502. Mexico City, Mexico (Consulate), silver-plated (obverse only) bronze proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1814.

Grove-unl (cf. F30a). 47mm, 45.62 grams. Obverse with bust of king 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. Engraved by P.V. Rodríguez. AU with nice color on reverse, the obverse hairlined from polishing but with toning around details. Grove lists this medal in bronze but not half-silvered bronze like this piece. Estimate: $200-$300.

Panama 1503. Panama, silver medal, 1964, 50th anniversary of

the Panama Canal. 44mm, 65 grams. Obverse with scene of ship

on river within shield on compass points above dates 1914 and 1964 inside legend THE PANAMA CANAL / GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY; reverse with shield over banner with incuse THE LAND DIVIDED . THE WORLD UNITED inside legend SEAL OF THE CANAL ZONE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA and three stars. Stamped on edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. .999+ PURE SILVER and serial number 191. Matte Mint State with dark color added around details for contrast. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Paraguay

1504. Paraguay, silver military medal, 1867, Battle of Tataiybá, very rare. Pratt-CP12. 30mm, 14.52 grams. Obverse with rider holding

lance on horse trotting right within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS VALIENTES DE TATAIYBA; reverse with 21 / DE / OCTUBRE / 1867 within wreath. VF with minor scratches, toned around details, hanger at top, an issue that is apparently scarce in copper but very rare in silver or gold, an important issue for Paraguayan collectors. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1505. Paraguay, bronze military medal, 1867, Battle of Tuyutí, rare. Pratt-CP17. 35mm, 19.10 grams. Obverse with cannon in carriage and flags within legend EL MARISCAL LOPEZ A LOS BRAVOS DE TUIUTI; reverse with 3 / DE / NOVIEMBRE / 1867 within wreath. AVF with some marks and scratches but traces of original color and luster, hanger at top. Estimate: $400-$600.

Peru

1506. Lima, Peru, oval silver masonic medal, dated 1824. 1507. Peru, gilt-bronze medal, 1824, Ayacucho / Bolívar,

37x31mm, 15.22 grams. Obverse with masonic symbol above FUNDADO / EN / LIMA / 1824 below legend TALL ORD Y LIB with three-dot stops; reverse with FRATERNIDAD below shaking hands and above masonic symbols within wreath. Bold, lustrous AU with traces of toning, tiny hole at top. Estimate: $125-$200.

coin alignment. Fonrobert-9178 (variant). 30mm, 13.78 grams. Obverse with bust of Bolívar and legend A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR; reverse with Peruvian arms inside legend EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO ANO DE 1824. Mounted reverse-up with wide hanger (for ribbon) at top, AXF with grainy surfaces somewhat rubbed here and there (exposing the bronze) and with test-cut in edge, old scratches. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1511. Lima, Peru, gold medal, 1860, Constitution reform. Fonrobert-9122. 34mm, 28.35 grams. Obverse

with open-book Constitu-

1508. Cuzco, Peru, silver 8R-sized medal, 1825, Bolívar / tion within rays, legend CONSTITUTION DEL PERU DE 1856

liberation of Cuzco. Fonrobert-9205. 42mm, 30.19 grams. Obverse with

uniformed bust of Bolívar inside legend SIMON BOLIVAR LIBr. DE COLOMB. Y DEL PERU; reverse with native sitting in front of Incan ruins, radiant sun to left, legend EL CUZCO A SU LIBERATOR above, date 1825 between laurels at bottom. Nicely toned XF with hole at top, stamped by a previous owner with P.R.G. twice on the obverse flanking Bolívar and engraved with CARILLO at top on reverse. Estimate: $400-$600.

/ REFORMADA EN 1860; reverse with PROMULGADA / EN / LIMA / EN / 25 DE NOVBRE / DE / 1860 within wreath. Bold AU with light hairlines. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1512. Peru, silver medal, 1926, Japanese commemoration

of 100 years of Peruvian independence (1821-1921). 34mm, 19.37 grams. Obverse with Inca Manca Capac standing between flags

1509. Lima, Peru, silver medal, 1826, lifetime presidency of Bolívar and invocation of Constitution, coin alignment.

Obverse with arms inside legend PRECIDENCIA VITALICIA DEL LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR; reverse with CONST / TI / TU / CION on pages of book above LIMA inside wreath above flower with legend SOLEMNEM. TE JURADA EN 9. DE DIC.BRE DE 1826. UNC with proof-like lustrous fields, traces of toning at rims, two aborted drill holes at bottom of obverse and about 2 o’clock on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

Fonrobert-9018. 34mm, 15.92 grams.

under sun and rays within wreath; reverse with ten-line inscription LA COLONIA JAPONESA / A LA NACION / PERUANA / EN CONMEMORACION / DEL PRIMER CENTENTARIO / DE SU INDEPENDENCIA / 1821-1921 / MONUMENTO A / MANCO CAPAC / INAUGURADO / EN MARZO DE 1926. UNC with nice luster and toning. Issued by the Japanese immigrant community in honor of 100 years of Peruvian independence. Estimate: $125-$200.

1513. Peru, large gilt silver star medal (order), mid-1900s,

Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru (1821). 85mm, 130.89 grams Obverse with arms of Peru inside ring of rhinestones

1510. Peru, large gilt silver medal, 1839, Constitution.

Fonrobert-9062. 43mm, 35.90 grams. Obverse with Liberty standing on three-tailed snake; reverse with JURADA / EL 9. DE / DICIEMBRE / DE 1839. inside legend CONSTITUCION DE LA REPUBLICA PERUANA. XF with somewhat faded gilding, no major distractions. Estimate: $150-$225.

within red-and-white enameled ring with EL SOL DEL PERU / 1824 within green-enameled wreath with ribbon at bottom, rays around edge; reverse with EL SOL DEL PERU / GRAN CRUZ within wreath, with “.925” stamped on back of one ray, a grade of order known as “Gran Cruz con brillantes.” Large clip on reverse for wearing. UNC condition, very well preserved and eye-catching. The Order of the Sun of Peru is the oldest civilian award in the Americas, re-established in 1921, a century after its founding by General San Martín in 1821. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Puerto Rico 1514. Puerto Rico (struck at the Mexico City mint), large proof

silver medal, 1987, visit of Spanish King Juan Carlos I to Puerto Rico. 155.44 grams. Number 0176 (stamped on edge) from a mintage of just

200 pieces, authorized by the Senate of Puerto Rico to commemorate the royal visit, with bust of king on obverse inside legends VISITA DE S.M. JUAN CARLOS A PUERTO RICO / ENCUENTRO DE DOS MUNDOS on the outside and PARA LA CONMEMORACION DEL QUINTO CENTENARIO / Y REUNION IBEROAMERICANA plus mintmark oM in right field; reverse of a Segovian cincuentín (50 reales) but with date 1987. Choice Proof with practically no marks, housed in a sturdy plastic capsule (photo reduced). Estimate: $200-$300.

Russia 1515. Russia, oval bronze late-1700s novodel medal, Peter I

(“the Great”), 1711, Prut campaign, PCGS SP63. Diakov-40.2.

41x36mm. Obverse with bust of tsar within legend TSAR PYOTR ALEKSEEVICH in Cyrillic letters; reverse with crowned two-headed eagle within legend VSEROSISKI SAMODERZHETS in Cyrillic letters, date 1711 at bottom. Designed by T. Ivanov and issued for the Montenegrins, who fought for the Russians against the Turks in Moldova (Prut Campaign), nice luster and even dark color. PCGS #32529513. Estimate: $300-$450.

Spain

1516. Cartagena, Spain, cast low-silver proclamation medal, 1789, PCGS AU 58, finest and only specimen in PCGS census.

Herrera-24. 4.49 grams. Obverse with crowned castle over waves inside an arc of lions and castles (the coat-of-arms for Cartagena, Spain); reverse with six-line inscription CAROLVS / IV. / ACCLAMATU / CARTAGYNE / Mo / 1789. Deeply toned and bold. Contemporary documents show that Cartagena, Spain, held a celebration on May 16, 1789, for the accession of the new king, for which medals like this one were made, the “Mo” on the medal being for the month “Mayo” (May), according to the Lyman H. Low (New York) auction catalog of July 1907 of the collection of A. González del Valle, Intendente General of Spanish Cuba until 1896. Specimens in Vidral Quadras y Ramón (1892) were also attributed correctly, but unfortunately Fonrobert (1878) erroneously attributed this issue to Cartago in Costa Rica (Fonrobert-7364). PCGS label says Herrera-25 in error (slightly different variety). PCGS #34946735. Estimate: $200-$300.

Venezuela

1517. Venezuela, enameled silver cross military medal (decoration), 1861-62, Order of Civil and Military Merit. 35mm (medal only), 19.66 grams. Five-point star with Maltese ends with redenameled arms, central raised disks on both sides with BOLIVAR at top and AL MERITO MILITAR for legend below within white enamel, red-blue-yellow (somewhat faded and bled but intact) ribbon at top, the medal itself XF or so with small parts of the enamel chipped away. Estimate: $250-$375.

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World Paper Money Argentina 1518. Rio de la Plata, Argentina, Banco Nacional de las

Provincias, 1 peso, 1-12-1834, serial 42964, PMG AU 55, finest and only known example in PMG census. SCWPM-S368a.

Early and rare Argentine bank note reissued by Banco Nacional in 1834 just prior to the transition to the Casa de Moneda issues. Impressive survivor printed on thin, white paper with only a single pinhole in the lower edge design to note (hidden by the printing there), excellent colors and handwritten serial, date, and signatory, choice margins and crisp edges. PMG #8048947-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

1519. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco Nacional, 75 centavos

fuertes, 1-8-1873, series A, serial 374476, with 24-10-1876 overprint. SCWPM-S648c. Face 2, back A variety with dated law over-

print on obverse and standard reverse without overprint. F/VF, small paper pull on reverse and shifted printing, decent paper quality and good inking, desirable type for the seals of the Argentine provinces on the reverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

1520. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Banco Nacional, 40 centavos

fuertes, 1-8-1873, series A, serial 230515. SCWPM-S646a. Face 1,

back A variety with both obverse and reverse without overprint. Crisp VF with mounting remnants along left margin and a few pinholes, vivid colors and especially bold reverse design. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia 1521. Bogotå, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 10 pesos, 4-31895, series A, serial 233465. SCWPM-236a; DP-188 . Pressed VF with 1/4� tear in right margin, well-centered obverse with bright color and striking portrait of Bolívar. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1522. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco Nacional, 5 pesos, 4-3-

1895, series A, serial 990305. SCWPM-235a; DP-187. Pressed Fine, some staining, minor edge damage in upper right corner though still possessing strong inking and good paper quality without pinholes or internal tears. Estimate: $200-$300.

1524. Bogotá, Colombia, República de Colombia, 10 pesos

oro, 20-7-1915, series C, serial 058665, PMG VF 25, exEldorado. SCWPM-324; DP-2665. Striking Colombian issue with large

multicolor dollar sign in center along with a portrait of President and General Francisco de Paula Santander at left and the arms of Colombia at right; reverse scene depicting the Capitolio Nacional. Circulated and lightly soiled yet still displaying the vibrant dollar sign and good margins. PMG #8044271-015. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #10040). Estimate: $400-$600.

1523. Bogotá, Colombia, República de Colombia, 100 pesos, April 1904, serial 5200178, PMG VF 25, ex-Eldorado. SCWPM-315; DP-2681. Popular design printed by Waterlow & Sons with

a statue of Bolívar at left and ornate text and bordering, view of Plaza de Bolívar on reverse. A scarcer type in VF and higher, this piece has typical circulation handling and light soiling but still possesses strong eye appeal with good centering and color. PMG #8044271-010. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #10036). Estimate: $600-$900.

1525. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 1 peso oro front and back proof, ND (1929-54), PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ and Gem UNC 65 EPQ, ex-Eldorado. SCWPM-380p.

Separate obverse and reverse proofs mounted on large pieces of cardstock, the obverse graded 66 EPQ and the reverse graded 65 EPQ by PMG. Bright coloring and choice centering, no problems to note on notes or cardstock. PMG #8044464-007, -018. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #13087). Estimate: $175-$250.

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Costa Rica

1526. San Jose, Costa Rica, Banco Internacional, 2 colones, 20-2-1936, series B, serial 831763, PCGS VF 25, popular “Mona Lisa” issue. SCWPM-167. This very famous Costa Rican note

printed by Waterlow & Sons features Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” as the central obverse vignette; the reverse shows a rancher leading an ox cart. Well-centered and colorful printing with sharp edges and corners. PCGS #80630640. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

1527. San Jose, Costa Rica, Banco Central, 1000 colones, 20-4-1994, missing third printing error, PMG Choice UNC 64. SCWPM-259b. Lacking a series letter and serial number due to miss-

ing the third printing that would apply those elements to each note. High grade example with beautiful ink coloring and good centering. PMG #8042506-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cuba

1528. New York (USA), Cuba, República de Cuba (Junta Central Republicana de Cuba y Puerto Rico), 10 pesos, 178-1869, serial Z 837, PMG VF 20 net / rust & edge damage, ex-EMO collection. SCWPM-63. Issued in 1869 during the Ten

Years’ War (1868-78) by a New York City-based revolutionary group intent on raising funds for overthrowing the Spanish authorities on the islands. The group’s leaders were arrested that year for violating US neutrality laws. PMG notes rust (a few small spots around the center) and edge damage (localized on the left margin), which are rather typical for these notes. What is uncommon is the especially bold red seal and blue signatures. PMG #8009194-008. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1529. Havana, Cuba, Banco Nacional, 1960, 100 pesos specimen, series 1960, serial E000000A, PMG Choice UNC 64. SCWPM-93s2. Two POCs. Scarce specimen note with excellent

margins, bold colors and eye appeal, only light paper toning to note along the upper margin. PMG #8049147-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Dominican Republic 1530. Trujillo City, Dominican Republic, Banco Central,

20 pesos oro specimen, ND (1952), serial A000000A, PMG Choice UNC 64. SCWPM-70s, RUD-298. Overprinted with specimen no. 36 in lower margin and Thomas de la Rue specimen cancellation stamp in lower right quadrant. Choice, high grade specimen of a popular Trujillo-era issue. PMG #5002522-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

El Salvador 1531. San Salvador, El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva,

1 colon, 17-3-1954, series UA, serial 4829591, WBG UNC Choice 64 TOP. SCWPM-87. With validation stamp dated 15-10-

1954. Well-centered note with good colors and bold reverse overprint. WBG #01322980. Estimate: $125-$200.

France

1532. Paris, France, Banque de France, 1000 francs, 29- 1533. France, Banque de France, 100 francs, 28-1-1937,

6-1944, series D. 2563, serial 064053101, WBG UNC 60.

SCWPM-96b. Final date for this signature combination. Beautiful, large

World War II-era note, small fold in top left corner, free of holes or stains. WBG #0132958. Estimate: $200-$300.

series J. 53121, serial 1328008639, WBG VF 25. SCWPM-78c.

Light handling, WBG notes some pinholes with minor rust (typical for French notes of the time), brightly colored and artistically designed. WBG #0132957. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1534. France, Banque de France, 50 francs, 26-8-1937, series U. 6822, serial 170544402, WBG AU 55. SCWPM-85a. Teller

handling around edges but no major folds, vibrant allegorical design. WBG #0132956. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala 1535. Guatemala City, Guatemala, Banco Americano, 5 pesos, 22-5-1919, series B, serial 227660. SCWPM-S112b. Large Guatemalan note with detailed central vignettes on obverse and reverse. VF note with light staining, good centering. Estimate: $175-$250.

1536. Guatemala, Banco Central, 10 quetzales, 19-2-1945,

serial A850784 / 501016, SUB-GERENTE overprint, PMG VF 25, finest and only example in PMG census. SCWPM-17b.

Printed by Waterlow & Sons, with overprint date 19-2-1945 unrecorded in the Standard Catalog. Much scarcer variety with SUBGERENTE overprint at right and representing the last of the notes issued by the Banco Central prior to the transition to the Banco de Guatemala. Circulated with soiling for the grade, great ink colors. PMG #8049729-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

1537. Guatemala, Banco Central, 5 quetzales, 29-2-1936, serial B081646 / 984076, PMG VF 20. SCWPM-16a. Same series as previous lot though with GERENTE title at right. Interesting Leap Day note. Circulated with surface soiling, small nick in margin at upper right, still possessing good purple ink and multicolor underprint. PMG #8049729-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1540. Guatemala, Banco Central, 50 centavos de quetzal,

1538. Guatemala, Banco Central, 2 quetzales, 4-2-1942, 21-10-1942, serial B0568626 / 2569886, PMG Gem UNC serial C489925 / 1141056, PMG VF 30. SCWPM-15a. Final is-

suance date as listed in Standard Catalog. Brightly colored note with light circulation soiling, well-centered design. PMG #8049729-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

65 EPQ. SCWPM-13a. Final issuance date as listed in Standard Catalog. Strongly embossed, high-grade example. PMG #1722255-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

1539. Guatemala, Banco Central, 50 centavos de quetzal, 19- 1541. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala overprint on Banco

2-1941, serial A1588079 / 1588873, PMG Choice UNC 64. SCWPM-13a. High

grade note with pleasing blue / brown underprint, toned paper, well-centered with good margins. PMG #8049729-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

Central, 20 quetzales, 12-8-1946, serial 770648 / A867858, PMG VF 30 / discoloration. SCWPM-22. First date in the 1946 provisional issue representing the changeover from the Banco Central to the Banco de Guatemala. One of just three graded by PMG, with PMG-noted discoloration yet retaining sharp edges and good color. PMG #8049729-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1542. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Caja Reguladora red serial 21262 overprint on Banco de Occidente, 100 pesos, 15-2-1926, serial 477932, PMG VF 25. SCWPM-S183c. Reissued

in 1926 by the Caja Reguladora using notes from the private Banco de Occidente, whose emission rights had ended. Circulated with light soiling and small stains, of note are sharp edges and good printing. One of just five graded by PMG and tied with two others for finest known in the census. PMG #8049394-003. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Mexico

1543. Mexico City, Mexico, Empire of Mexico, small-size 10 pesos, 1-1-1823, serial 2140, ex-Bevill.

son-12; SCWPM-3b. The

Frampton-M12b; Ol-

highest denomination of the banknotes issued by the Empire of Mexico in 1823. In James Bevill’s work, The Paper Republic, he states, “Although designed for widespread circulation in Mexico, they were also issued as payment to Mexican troops stationed in Texas.” He goes on to mention that the notes were most likely printed by Samuel Bangs (1798-1854) in Saltillo, Coahuila y Tejas (Coahuila and Texas). Bangs, considered the first printer of Texas, had a printing press and steady work printing Mexican government decrees. Indeed, the government decrees he printed in 1823 share a very similar appearance and font when compared to the imperial bank notes. Another possibility, Bevill suggests, is that the Imperial Palace in Mexico City was responsible for their printing as they were with most official paper documents of the time. While Bevill notes that 100,000 10 peso notes were authorized, “the surviving specimens are scarce in any condition, with the 10 peso notes being the rarest.” This 10 pesos grades AU with only light handling along the edges to note, a 2” cut cancellation along the lower left side, great paper quality and color. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1544. Mexico City, Mexico, Empire of Mexico, small-size 2 pesos, 1-1-1823, serial 11,122, ex-Bevill. Frampton-M11c; Olson-11;

SCWPM-2b. Care was taken when producing the Empire of Mexico pesos. Bevill says, “the paper is high quality and appears to be a cotton or linen blend. The printing created a slight raising of the letters on the reverse. The facsimile signatures were stamped on each note after their printing, rather than included in the printing process.” The strong embossing noted is readily apparent on this XF/AU 2 pesos which also boasts good paper quality with only a tinge of paper toning around the edges, a 2” cut cancellation (typical for the series) noted in the lower left side. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1545. Mexico City, Mexico, Empire of Mexico, small-size

1 peso, 1-1-1823, serial 49,100, PMG Choice UNC 64.

Very desirable pen-cancelled note that is much scarcer than cut-cancelled examples, the cancellation reading, “Ynutilzado / Oaxaca 16 de Mayo de 1825.” Well centered with heavy embossing and good paper quality. PMG #5001878-002. Estimate: $500-$750. Frampton-M10c; Olson-10; SCWPM-1c.

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1546. Mexico, Tesorerias de la Nacion, 10 pesos, 11-4-1823, serial 9,974, printed on papal bull, Bevill Plate. Frampton-17a; Olson-17; SCWPM-6. On

the Mexican Republic issues of 1823, Bevill writes, “When Mexico became a Federal Republic in 1823, the new government tried to correct the treasury mistakes made by Iturbide and restore the public trust in the government’s financial management. They withdrew Iturbide’s ‘Empire Notes’ from circulation and began to issue new notes. The new design was meant to compel the public’s acceptance of the pieces by playing on their religious convictions. The money was printed on the backs of several different varieties of cancelled ‘papal bulls’ (an official proclamation from the Vatican). The Catholic Church originally issued the ‘papal bulls’ between 1784-1785.” This 10-peso note is printed on an 1806-dated papal bull with a rather interesting proclamation: “Authorization of Lactose for the Kingdom of the Indies.” The English translation states, “The Vicar of Christ feeling empathy for the needs of the Christian Republics and wanting to provide them with the benefits of Catholicism, conceded the right to consume eggs and dairy products during lent (except Easter week).” The bull goes on further to levy donations for such privileges that will pay for expenses when battling infidels. This large (8-1/4” x 12-1/4”) note grades VF with some light stains, a few worm holes, and edge damage but overall good, intact paper quality and bold printing on both the 10 peso side and the papal bull side. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.23 and 3.24) on pages 33-34 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $600-$900.

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1547. Mexico, Tesorerias de la Nacion, 1 peso, 11-4-1823, serial 116307, printed on papal bull, Bevill Plate. Frampton-16a;

Olson-15; SCWPM-4. While intended to help restore trust in Mexican paper money, the public did not care for the Republican papal bull notes due to their large size as well as the general distrust in bank notes. Bevill notes that the papal bull notes were withdrawn in favor of silver coins to follow. “Although these peculiar notes,” he 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 like that of lot 1546’s where Catholics who donated 2 reales to the Church were allowed to eat meat and eggs during Lent. A pleasing VF+ note with minor paper toning, stains, and edge damage, great paper quality with no internal tears or holes. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection and plated (Fig. 3.21) on page 33 of his book The Paper Republic (2009). Estimate: $300-$450.

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Paraguay 1548. Lot of ten Paraguay, National Treasury, ND (1860-62) notes. SCWPM-10 (2), 14, 17 (3), 15, 16, 12, 11. Ten notes as follows: 4 reales, ND (1860), serial 66900, VG, split left side, some central splits; 4 reales, ND (1860), serial 69602, VG, backed by period botanical text, some splits, soiling, and paper pulls; 5 pesos, ND (1861), serial 2148, Fine, annotation on reverse; 5 pesos, ND (1862), serial 64947, Fine, some edge damage, tape repair; 5 pesos, ND (1862), serial 73522, VG, crisp; 5 pesos, ND (1862), serial 73631, Fine, repaired tear; 4 pesos, ND (1861), serial 9381, Fine, edge splits, holes, ink annotation on reverse; 4 pesos, NS (1862), serial 4(?)7919, VG, small tear at left side; 2 pesos, ND (1860), serial 56681, VG, taped central split; 1 peso, ND (1860), serial 37547, Good, backed with blank paper, splits and edge damage. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300. 1549. Lot of nine Paraguay, National Treasury, ND (1865) notes. SCWPM-19 (2), 18, 25, 24 (2), 22 (2), 21. Lot of higher grade notes from VF to AU: 2 reales, serial 21714, AU; 2 reales, serial 21828, AU+; 1 real, serial 126275, XF/AU; 5 pesos, serial 61724, VF+; 4 pesos, serial 44057, XF; 4 pesos, serial 44094, XF, light stain; 2 pesos, serial 150585, VF; 2 pesos, serial 30062, XF; 1 peso serial 15524; XF, pencil annotation. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450. 1550. Lot of sixteen Paraguay, National Treasury, ND (1865-68) notes. SCWPM-20, 19, 26 (3), 25, 24 (2), 23, 22 (4), 21 (2), 31. Sixteen notes as follows: 4 reales, serial 107587, VG, edge splits; 2 reales, serial 65704, Fine; 10 pesos, serial 16448, VF, pieces missing, pencil annotation, 10 pesos, serial 29881, VF, small hole in bottom border, pencil annotation; 10 pesos, serial 16490, VF, stains; 5 pesos, serial 61991, Fine; 4 pesos, serial 15968, VF, hole in top left corner; 4 pesos, serial 13800, Fine, edge tears; 3 pesos, serial 111449, Fine; 2 pesos, serial 175245, Fine+; 2 pesos, serial 114716, Fine+; 2 pesos, serial 202740, Fine+; 2 pesos, serial 216284, Fine; 1 pesos, serial 224939, Fine, edge splits; 1 peso, serial 177707, Fine+; 3 pesos, ND (1868), serial 33366, Fine/VF, hole. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300. 1551. Lot of thirteen Paraguay, Banco de la República, 26-12-1907, series A notes. SCWPM-159 (6), 156 (7). Thirteen notes as follows: 100 pesos, serial 0004617, Viveros-(illegible), UNC, pencil annotation, toned paper; 100 pesos, serial 0014627, Viveros-Menendez, AU, repaired edge tear, toned paper; 100 pesos, serial 0025243, Viveros-Prous, UNC, toned paper; 100 pesos, serial 0028017, ViverosProus, VF, small piece missing; 100 pesos, serial 0028362, Viveros-Prous, UNC, toned paper; 100 pesos, serial 0029513, Viveros-Prous, XF, edge splits; 5 pesos, serial 0025013, Viveros-Crovatto, UNC; 5 pesos, serial 0026501, Viveros-Crovatto, UNC, toned paper; 5 pesos, serial 0027248, Viveros-Crovatto, AU; 5 pesos, serial 0027253, Viveros-Crovatto, UNC; 5 pesos, serial 0027254, Viveros-Crovatto, AU; 5 pesos, serial 0028926, Viveros-Crovatto, UNC; 5 pesos, serial 0028958, Viveros-Crovatto, UNC. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

1553. Lot of seven Paraguay, República del Paraguay, face proof notes, 1899-1920. SCWPM-99s, 140s, 139s, 138s, 95s, 137s, 145s.

1552. Lot of four Paraguay, República del Paraguay, ND (Law of 1920 & 1923) notes. SCWPM-155a, Pratt-MC187.e; SCWPM154a, Pratt-MC186.c; SCWPM-153a, Pratt-MC185.b; SCWPM-152a, Pratt-MC184.c.

Four notes as follows: 1,000 pesos, Moreschi-Insfran, VG, minor edge splits, small central tear, desirable highest denomination in the series and the first Paraguay 1,000 pesos; 500 pesos, Moreschi-Infrans, VG, 2” tear in lower left corner, some pieces missing along edges; 200 pesos, Moreschi-Insfran, Fine; 100 pesos, Moreschi-Insfran, VG, some edge damage. Estimate: $150-$225.

Several series of Paraguay issues represented, all mounted on cardstock: 10 pesos, 1899, four POCs, UNC, slight edge damage to cardstock unaffecting the note; 5 pesos, 1916, UNC; 2 pesos, 1916, UNC; 1 peso, 1916, UNC, light stain on cardstock unaffecting the note; 50 centavos, 1899, four POCs, UNC, no problems; 50 centavos, 1916, UNC; 50 pesos, 1920, UNC. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1554. Paraguay, Dirección del Tesoro, 1,000 pesos oro sellado vale, 2-6-1925, series A, serial 1036. Vale issued to pay

for the taxes due on yerba mate exportation. VF with some handling along right side, minor edge tears, good paper quality and bold ink. Estimate: $150-$225.

Peru

1555. Lima, Peru, Banco Nacional, 20 centavos, 1-1-1873, serial 1280275. SCWPM-S303A. Second fractional issue, similar design

to S301 but with “Gerente-Gerente” titles. Fine, small tear at lower right, strong blue ink and unworn central obverse vignette. Estimate: $250-$375.

1558. Lima, Peru, Compañía de Obras Públicas, 10 cen-

tavos, 4-7-1876, series A, serial 999062. SCWPM-S441. Lowest denomination in the series of “Meiggs tickets.” AU with two small punch holes in lower left corner, excellent colors and paper quality. Estimate: $200-$300.

1556. Lima, Peru, Compañía de Obras Públicas y Fomento,

10 soles, 4-7-1876, series A, serial 118327.

SCWPM-S446a. Issued by the American-born Henry Meiggs (1811-1877) to finance the construction of a railway line from LA Oroya to Cerro de Pasco, Peru. His printed signature, as Enrique Meiggs, is found in the lower right. Well-circulated note grading Good with some edge tattering and internal tears, reverse faded with mounting remnant, good color on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1557. Lima, Peru, Compañía de Obras Públicas, 1 sol, 4-7-1876, series A, serial 548895. SCWPM-S444a. This “Meiggs

ticket” was backed only by railway bonds from Meiggs’ other business ventures. VF with only a few pinholes and minor stains to note, bold and detailed central train vignette on obverse, strong authorization stamps on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1559. Lot of four Lima, Peru, República del Peru, notes of 30-6-1879. SCWPM-7, 4, 2, 1. Set of colorful and intricately designed

notes printed by the American Bank Note Company. 20 soles, serial A343724, F/VF, pinholes; 5 soles, serial B126462, VF, pinholes, rust stain; 2 soles, serial B782188, VF, light stains; 1 sol, serial B807953, colorful VF, pinhole. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1560. Lima, Peru, Junta de Vigilancia, 1 libra, 3-10-1914, series B, serial 318177. SCWPM-26a. Circulating draft issued on

six different banks whose names are listed in three lines at the top, intended to help alleviate the economic crisis in Peru at the time. Fine with some circulation soiling, a few pinholes, good centering and color. Estimate: $250-$375.

1561. Lima, Peru, Banco Central, 100 soles, (1935) overprint on Banco de Reserva, 10 libras, 12-4-1922, series AI, serial 079433, PMG VF 30. SCWPM-59. Overprinted on previously issued note (SCWPM-51) with revaluation (ten times the prior denomination) and bank’s new title. Very rare as the highest overprinted denomination as well as for the grade, strongly embossed with great color, paper toned but in great condition, well-centered printing with good margins and edges. PMG #8050056-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1562. Lima, Peru, Banco Central, 50 soles, (1935) overprint on Banco de Reserva, 5 libras, 11-8-1926, series B2, serial

081050, PMG VF 35 EPQ, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-62. Overprinted on unissued note (SCWPM-54) with revaluation (ten times the prior denomination) and bank’s new title. Scarce note in the series, well centered with good margins and corners, great paper quality (as noted by PMG) with original color and bold embossing. Finest known in the PMG census, the only other one being a VF 35 without the EPQ designation. PMG #8050056-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1563. Lima, Peru, Banco Central, 10 soles, (1935) overprint on Banco de Reserva, 1 libra, 11-8-1926, series C5, serial 190068. SCWPM-61. Overprinted on unissued note (SCWPM-53) with revaluation (ten times the prior denomination) and bank’s new title. Fine+, visible embossing and good colors, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1565. Lot of three Tacna, Peru, Banco de Tacna remainder

notes, ca. 1872: 10, 5, and 1 soles.

1564. Lima, Peru, Banco Central, 5 soles, (1935) overprint

on Banco de Reserva, 1/2 libra, 12-4-1922, series D4, serial 769500. SCWPM-56. Overprinted on previously issued note

(SCWPM-48) with revaluation (ten times the prior denomination) and bank’s new title. Fine+ with small edge tears, bright coloring and interesting serial number ending in 500. Estimate: $200-$300.

SCWPM-S385r, S384r, S383r.

Undated remainders from the Banco de Tacna; issued notes circulated throughout Peru and Bolivia, bringing much attention to the city of Tacna: 10 soles, serial 039594, VF+, slightly miscut with partial note in top margin, contemporary pen annotation 1879 on reverse; 5 soles, serial 085082, XF, good paper quality; 1 sol, serial 035192, AU, small punch hole above right serial number. Estimate: $600-$900.

Portugal

1566. Lisboa, Portugal, Banco de Portugal, 20 escudos ouro, 1567. Lisboa, Portugal, Banco de Portugal, 10 escudos ouro,

7-3-1938, serial AKG 05676. SCWPM-143. Lowest denomination in the series first issued in 1929. Pressed VF with some ink loss, good undertint color and well-centered, baroque design. Estimate: $150-$225.

13-1-1925, serial 1IP 17248, PMG VF 25 net / rust, foreign substance, paper pull. SCWPM-134. Circulated with (as PMG notes) rust, foreign substance, and paper pull, retaining good black and red inks as well as centering, scarce note that tops out in VF on the PMG census. PMG #1407395-017. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Puerto Rico

1568. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Banco Español, 20 pesos specimen, ND (ca. 1889), series C, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ, finest and only known example in PMG census. SCWPM-22s. The Banco Español de Puerto Rico (1888-1913) held an important role in the

development of Puerto Rico’s economy up to the Spanish-American War and for some years after. The bank managed almost half of the financial business on the island. From 1890 to 1898, it was the only authority with note-issuing powers. Several series (A, B, C, and D) of bank notes were printed by the American Bank Note Company before the Spanish cession in 1898. However, research by Humberto Costa and Eduardo Rodríguez-Vázquez suggests that the series C notes were produced after series D (issued in late 1894) and were never circulated. Only specimens and proofs of the series C notes are known. This example displays a large vignette of the Paschal Lamb, an important symbol of Puerto Rico. It is accompanied by a vignette of some workers lifting a crate and surrounded with ornate bordering and orange / brown undertint. The reverse features the bank’s title above the crowned Spanish arms in the center. The note has excellent centering, great paper quality (as noted by PMG), and original paper wave. Very rare, unpriced in any grade in the Standard Catalog. PMG #8049730-001. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1569. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Banco de Puerto Rico, 5 pesos / 5 dollars specimen, ND (ca. 1901-04), series E, PMG Gem

UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-41s. Up until 1898, the main currency in Puerto Rico was the silver peso. Upon the arrival of American troops in 1898, the US dollar was introduced to the money supply. With the subsequent development of the American administration, a dual pesodollar system began. This is most evident in the series E notes created by the Banco de Puerto Rico (formerly the Bank Español de Puerto Rico) between 1901 and 1904. This dual denominated 5 pesos = 5 dollars note printed by the American Bank Note Company is also bilingual with legends in both Spanish and English. The note itself is well centered with choice margins and paper quality (noted by PMG), vibrant orange and yellow undertint on the obverse, red reverse featuring the Paschal Lamb on the reverse. Very rare in both availability and quality, tied with one other for finest known in the PMG census and one of only four graded by PMG. PMG #8049730-002. Estimate: $1,500-up.

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Spain 1570. Madrid, Spain, Banco de España, 500 pesetas, 19-21946, serial 1592393. SCWPM-132. Pressed VF, reinforced hinge fold,

very colorful with good centering and margins. Estimate: $200-$300.

Uruguay

1571. Montevideo, Uruguay, Banco de la República Orien-

tal, 10 pesos, 24-8-1896, series BB, serial 016592. SCWPM-5.

Sailor vignette to left above anchor and fasces, woman holding palm frond above Uruguay seal at right. Fine with circulation soiling, still containing colorful design and good paper integrity. Estimate: $500$750.

1572. Montevideo, Uruguay, Banco de la República Orien-

tal, 50 centésimos, 18-10-1934, series I, serial A0050338, with 20-5-35 overprint. SCWPM-20a. Three-signatures variety, simi-

lar in design to 1896-dated 50 centésimos (SCWPM-2) and printed by Giesecke & Devrient in Leipzig, Germany. Plowing scene in lower left of obverse, seal of Uruguay on reverse. XF+ with only a edge notch at the upper left and handling in margins, excellent coloring and good centering. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Documents 1573. German woodcut engraving entitled “Quomodo Franciscus Draco, Civitatem S. Dominico in Insula Hispaniola Sitam Expugnauerit” (Francis Drake Attacks Santo Domingo) by Theodore de Bry, with Latin text as from a ca.-1602 publication of his Les Grands Voyages (Part VIII), hand-colored. 9” x 13-1/4”. This striking bird’s-eye view (based on a

map by Baptista Boazio) of the Battle of Santo Domingo illustrates Sir Francis Drake’s capture of the city on January 1, 1586. As the capital of Spanish America and the largest settlement in the New World at the time, Santo Domingo became a prime target during the Anglo-Spanish War. In the beginning, Queen Elizabeth I ordered Francis Drake to attack the Spanish in a preemptive strike on the New World. After attacking Vigo, Spain and Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, Drake arrived in the Caribbean in late 1585. On January 1, 1586, Drake’s ships entered the harbor and distracted the Spanish defenses. Meanwhile, Drake sent 800 soldiers under the command of Christopher Carleill to the west of the city where they would cut through the jungle and flank the defenses. The plan worked, Santo Domingo fell to the English, and, after a month’s occupation, the city was ransomed back to the Spanish. This engraving shows Drake’s ships in the harbor with his troops deployed to the west along with the trail they took to the city. A rather large and artistic “aligarta” is depicted in the lower right. Very good condition with light soiling and paper toning confined to the margins, right side backed with thin tissue paper to reinforce the edges, light pencil annotations on reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

1574. Small, early 18th-century French copperplateengraved map of South America by Le Coq, engraved by P. Ganiere, hand colored. 9-5/8” x 6-11/16” Illustrating South America

as well as part of Central America through Panama, with cities, lakes, and rivers depicted including political boundaries highlighted in red. Very good condition, previously folded (as issued) with good paper quality, partially cut left margin repaired with paper reinforcement, minor ink smudge in bottom left corner, light pencil annotations on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1575. USA, Territory of Florida, $1,000 six-percent bond, 1-1-1838. Cr-38A. 11-1/2” x 10”. Rare $1,000 Florida Territorial bond signed by Governor Richard K. Call (Oct. 24, 1792 - Sept. 14, 1862), governor in 1836-39 and 1841-44. Choice, stain-free paper quality, minimal handling including a horizontal central fold and minor folds and pressure points around the edges, a few very minor tears around the edges, bold ink signatures and writing on both front and back. Estimate: $400-$600.

1576. Promissory note “IOU” for $50.00 dated Dec. 6th, 1890, signed by Robert Louis Stevenson. 4-1/2” x 7-9/16”. Writ-

ten by Robert Louis Stevenson in pencil on manila paper, reading “H.J. Morans Esq. Dec 6th 1890 / Please pay fifty Henry fifty dollars / currency. / $50.00 Robert Louis Stevenson.” Two small mounting remnants at top, small paper pull in center, light soiling on reverse, good paper quality with a few folds, possessing clear pencil writing that is embossed on the reverse (Stevenson apparently pushed down hard when writing). Robert Louis Stevenson (Nov. 13, 1850 - Dec. 3, 1894) was a Scottish author, most famous for his works Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Estimate: $600-$900.

1577. Group of 45 photographs and 194 slides taken by Adam Jahiel during the 1987 Titanic Expedition, ex-Schalebaum. Interesting collection of original photos (5” x 7-1/4”) and

slides illustrating various aspects of the 1987 expedition. Some slides and photos show the salvage vessel, its crew and the submersibles used. Others show scenes of the Titanic, from its famous bow to debris and artifacts located in and around the wreck. Several highlights include shots of a coal boiler, an anchor chain and capstan, and the engine room telegraph. Additional images from aboard the salvage vessel show artifacts brought up from the wreck including safe parts and a partial newspaper. A pair of scans with contemporary images of the Titanic are included. All printed photos are signed on the reverse by Adam Jahiel. Pedigreed to the Adam Jahiel and Charles Schalebaum collections and to the Bonhams 100th Anniversary of the Titanic sale held Apr. 15, 2012, with original lot sticker #2076. Estimate: $500-up.

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Shipwreck Artifacts Mary Rose, sunk in 1543 off Portsmouth, England

1578. Small section of wooden timber from the Mary Rose (1543) inside an acrylic cube signed by archeologist Margaret Rule, very rare provenance.

147 grams, 2” x 2” x 2”. Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose, sunk in the Solent north of Isle of Wight, remains one of the most important monuments of nautical archeology, from its discovery in 1971 to its salvage in 1982, its hull and artifacts still on display locally and still being researched and conserved. Only the second promotional item we’ve seen and offered. From the Mary Rose (1543). Estimate: $200-up.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 1579. Silver candlestick holder (stem) from the Atocha (1622). 412 grams, 6-1/2” long. Solid and

recognizable but a bit battered and chipped, with threaded bottom for screwing into a heavy base, cast in two parts with obvious seam down both sides (separated in places), greenish encrustation in crevices. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #85A-A077. Estimate: $500-$750.

1580. Small round, gold bead from the Atocha (1622). 0.95 gram, 1/2” in diameter. Simple, unadorned bead of what appears to be

high-grade gold, the small hole through the middle well made and protruding on both sides, the outside very smooth, undoubtedly part of some large piece of jewelry. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #3910-A-82. Estimate: $500-$750.

1581. Small iron spike from the Atocha (1622), fully conserved. 9 grams, 4” long. Small, sharp spike with almost-full head and

squarish shank, grainy and worn away from corrosion but thoroughly stabilized (black). From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #09A-82004-70. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 1582. Bronze mortar with minotaur motif from the Santa Margarita (1622). 1097 grams, 3� tall, 4-3/4� in diam-

eter at top, 3� in diameter at bottom. Flat-bottomed vessel used for grinding medicines, with three soft-featured minotaurs encircling the barrel at regular intervals, flared at somewhat corroded top, all intact (some sedimentation on the interior), interesting and rare artifact. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with 1983 Fisher photo-certificate #2035. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1583. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-1236 = grade 1C, weight 0.18 carat; certificate 83782-1248 = grade 1C, weight 0.22 carat; certificate #83782-1372 = grade 2B, weight 0.15 carat; certificate #83782-1716 = grade 2B, weight 0.1 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-1236, 1248, 1372 and 1716. Estimate: $125-$200.

1584. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-1909 = grade 2B, weight 0.17 carat; certificate #83782-2170 = grade 2B, weight 0.16 carat; certificate #83782-2196 = grade 2B, weight 0.13 carat; certificate #83782-2199 = grade 2B, weight 0.1 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-1909, 2170, 2196 and 2199. Estimate: $125-$200.

1585. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-2870 = grade 4B, weight 0.1 carat; certificate #83782-2938 = grade 4C, weight 0.09 carat; certificate #83782-3121 = grade 4C, weight 0.1 carat; certificate #83782-3125 = grade 4C, weight 0.12 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-2870, 2938, 3121, 3125. Estimate: $125-$200.

1586. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-3300 = grade 3B, weight 0.16 carat; certificate #83782-3416 = grade 3B, weight 0.13 carat; certificate #83782-3434 = grade 3B, weight 0.17 carat; certificate #83782-3441 = grade 3B, weight 0.16 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-3300, 3416, 3434, 3441. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1587. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-3469 = grade 3B, weight 0.15 carat; certificate #83782-3537 = grade 3A, weight 0.18 carat; certificate #83782-3590 = grade 3A, weight 0.15 carat; certificate #83782-3616 = grade 3A, weight 0.13 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-3469, 3537, 3590 and 3616. Estimate: $125-$200.

1588. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-3642 = grade 3A, weight 0.14 carat; certificate #83782-3733 = grade 3A, weight 0.12 carat; certificate #83782-3739 = grade 3A, weight 0.15 carat; certificate #837820-3814 = grade 3A, weight 0.16 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-3642, 3733, 3739 and 3814. Estimate: $125-$200.

1589. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-3837 = grade 3A, weight 0.18 carat; certificate #83782-3850 = grade 3A, weight 0.14 carat; certificate #83782-3854 = grade 3A, weight 0.12 carat; certificate #83782-3941 = grade 1B, weight 0.1 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-3837, 3850, 3854 and 3941. Estimate: $125-$200.

1590. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-4094 = grade 1B, weight 0.13 carat; certificate #83782-4642 = grade 1B, weight 0.13 carat; certificate #83782-4968 = grade 1B, weight 0.1 carat; certificate #83782-5413 = grade 1B, weight 0.1 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-4094, 4642, 4968 and 5413. Estimate: $125-$200.

1591. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a

find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-5889 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-6002 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-6396 = grade 1B, weight 0.09 carat; certificate #83782-6427 = grade 1B, weight 0.12 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-5889, 6002, 6396 and 6427. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1592. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-6456 = grade 1B, weight 0.11 carat; certificate #83782-6630 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-6634 = grade 1B, weight 0.11 carat; certificate #83782-6809 = grade 1B, weight 0.1 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-6456, 6630, 6634 and 6809. Estimate: $125-$200.

1593. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-6983 = grade 1B, weight 0.14 carat; certificate #83782-7024 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-7091 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-7113 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-6983, 7024, 7091 and 7113. Estimate: $125-$200.

1594. Lot of four small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-7152 = grade 1B, weight 0.09 carat; certificate #83782-7450 = grade 1B, weight 0.11 carat; certificate #83782-7748 = grade 1B, weight 0.12 carat; certificate #83782-7797 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-7152, 7450, 7748 and 7797. Estimate: $125-$200.

1595. Lot of six small pearls from the Santa Margarita (1622), with original

Fisher certificates. Small natural pearls (3 mm each or less) with varying nacre, from a find of 16,000 pearls that were distributed to investors and divers at prices around $2500 per carat! Enlarged catalog images with a millimeter scale. Sizes and weights as follow: certificate #83782-4133 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-5414 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-5566 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-5585 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-5619 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat; certificate #83782-5799 = grade 1B, weight 0.08 carat. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificates #83782-4133, 5414, 5566, 5585, 5619 and 5799. Estimate: $200-$300.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola 1596. Lot of two small artifacts from the Concepción (1641): wooden-bead rosary (with plastic display sign) and clay pipe bowl. Rosary = 10.52 grams, 24” long; pipe = 9.01

grams, 2” long. Simple, delicate and rustic copper rosary with 42 wood beads, all obviously water worn but stable, perhaps worn by a ship’s sailor and accompanied by a plastic display sign. Pipe with dotted-edge, intact bowl, black from use and short part of stem of pipe, all originally bone white, marking “II” encircled in dots on the underside of the bowl. From the Concepción (1641). Estimate: $350-$500.

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island 1597. Natural emerald from the Maravillas (1656), about 1 carat, mounted in 14K gold

anchor pendant. 2.23 grams total, 1-3/8” tall x 1” wide. Charming, lightweight bright-gold small anchor set with natural emerald, large rope-style bail, for wear by men or women. From the Maravillas (1656), with Frank Sedwick certificate (emerald only). Estimate: $100-$150.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1598. Bronze cannonball from the Consolación (1681), rare. 579 grams, 4” in diameter. Smooth and solid (as opposed to iron, which would rust away), with

mostly medium-brown surfaces with flecks of brass and minor pitting, heavy and impressive. From the Consolación (1681). Estimate: $600-$900.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1599. Small piece (7”) of gold “olive blossom” chain from the 1715 Fleet. 9.35 grams, 7-1/2” long. Approximately 124 tiny (1/8”), box-shaped links with six-petalled flowers on two sides, a design also known as “dragon whistle chain,” in an ideal length for making into a bracelet, a few links slightly bent but well preserved overall. From the Corrigans site of the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #38157, and pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1800. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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1600. Solid silver coat-of-arms seal with spiral-shaped

1602. Intact earthenware olive jar with encrustation from

handle from the 1715 Fleet. 178 grams, 3-3/4” long. Attractive,

sturdy silver handle with a small hollow, threaded end on one side and a solid round flat end with an incuse coat of arms (crude, handengraved crowned castles and lions and another figure in a repeating pattern, with crown above) on the other for use as a seal for some important dignitary or officer, mostly intact with a modicum of corrosion. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #11535B. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

the 1715 Fleet. 5.98 kg, 21” tall, 10” in diameter. Some of the more impressive shipwreck artifacts, while technically common but rarely found intact, are earthenware vessels like this one, basically tall, handleless jugs with round bottoms and rolled lips, used for all kinds of liquid and dry goods (like olives, which they sort of resemble in shape). This sturdy, symmetrical example has a flatter bottom than most and is more elongated, with lots of light-colored encrustation, especially on shoulders, reddish toning all over. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

1601. Small, gold-leaf-on-silver snuffbox from the 1715

1603. Intact earthenware olive jar from the 1715 Fleet. 7.61

Fleet. 72 grams, 2-3/4” x 2” x 3/4”. Once ornate and functional with

gold leaf all over, this small box retains some of its original charm through years of underwater exposure, encrustation all over, intact except for one side (the bottom) with some remnants extant. From the 1715 Fleet (beach find), with letter of provenance from the family of the finder. Estimate: $600-$900.

kg, 18” tall, 12” in diameter. Another vessel with an important pedigree, this jug is thicker but smaller, more squat, orangish and more like the usual jar than the previous example. A small hole at the bottom, perhaps as made, minor encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1604. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 17.5 carats. 17x14x9mm. Rather large light-

green crystal with whitish encrustation, just a piece of the natural crystal shape peeking out. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1611. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 7 carats. 12x11x6mm. Roundish light-green

crystal with a touch of pyrite embedded on one side. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1605. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 15.5 carats. 22x10x8mm. Interesting collection

1612. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 6.5 carats. 13x10x6mm. Toothlike light-green

1606. Crude natural emerald from the 1715

1613. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 6 carats. 12x9x8mm. Roundish light-green crystal with whit-

of small, light-green hexagons of emeralds in matrix and pyrite. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

Fleet, 11.5 carats. 18x10x9mm. Very light-green crystal covered in whitish encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1607. Crude natural emerald from the 1715

Fleet, 9.5 carats. 15x12x10mm. Small blisters of

light-green crystals covered in both white and black encrustations. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1608. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 9 carats. 12x10x9mm. Rough cylinder of light-

green crystal with bits of whitish encrustation all around. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

crystal with black crystal cap. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

ish encrustation all over. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1614. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 6 carats. 13x9x9mm. Roundish light-green crystal with whitish encrustation and flecks of pyrite on one side. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1615. Lot of three crude natural emeralds from the 1715 Fleet, 3.5-5.5 carats each. 5.5 carat = 15x8x8mm; 4,5 carat = 12x9x6mm; 3.5 carat = 13x9x6mm.

Three various-shaped small light-green crystals with whitish encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1609. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 8.5 carats. 15x9x9mm. Highly occluded

tumbled light-green crystal with translucent white crystal embedded on one side. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

1610. Crude natural emerald from the 1715 Fleet, 8 carats. 12x12x10mm. Solid light-green crystal

with small black stone embedded on one side. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1616. Lot of three crude natural emeralds from

the 1715 Fleet, 2-3 carats each. 3 carat = 8x7x6mm; 3 carat = 9x8x7mm; 2 carat = 12x5x4mm; Three various-shaped

small light-green crystals with whitish encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Frank Noga. Estimate: $125-$200.


Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa 1617. Two-part lead seal with copper connecting wires from the Bredenhof (1753). 14.10 grams total, 1/2 and 1-3/4” in diameter. Pair of mostly round, dark-colored textile seals, the smaller with four delicate wound copper wires of varying lengths embedded within the seal and spiraling outward, the seal engraved with CE with an arrow pointing upward in between letters. From the Bredenhof (1753), with generic certificate from the salvagers. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $60-$90.

HMS Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1618. Small lead inkwell from the Tilbury (1757), unique. 183 grams, 1-1/8” x 1” x 1-1/2”. Cute, mostly rectangular, small and sturdy

inkwell with large hole in top for filling with ink, lacking ornamentation but great for display. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $100-$150. 1619. Small brass spoon from the Tilbury (1757), unique and intact. 5 grams, 4-3/4” long. A delicate, mostly intact small spoon too small for soup but maybe used for condiments, with a flat bowl and slender stem without ornamentation. Some pitting and dark brown color over all. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $100-$150.

1620. Lot of two brass buckles, one complete, from the Tilbury (1757). Larger buckle 6.89 grams, 1-3/4” x 1-3/8” and smaller buckle

32.82 grams, 1-7/8” x 1-5/8”. A pair of well-preserved buckles, the larger in three working parts connected by a hinge and the smaller a single piece with a small inscription, perhaps denoting the buckle maker. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $100-$150.

1621. Bronze flintlock ramrod holder with British armory “broad arrow” mark, from the Tilbury (1757). 35.09 grams, 4-7/8” long. Darkly toned ramrod guide (attached to the underside of a flintlock musket barrel to hold the ramrod) with signs of encrustation as from saltwater immersion, hand-drawn British “broad arrow” mark. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $100-$150.

1622. Lot of three lead sounding weights from the Tilbury (1757). 3464 grams and 11-1/2” long, 1769 grams and 5-1/2” long, and 2336 grams, and 12” long. Three heavy gunmetal-gray sounding weights with lightly encrusted exteriors, one a square shape tapering to an end with

a hole, another more rectangular with taper sans hole, and the third (smallest) an oval on one side and flat on the other with each end holed. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. Estimate: $200-$300. 1623. Large lot of 50 lead musketballs from the Tilbury (1757). 1394 grams, between 1-/2” to 5/8” in diameter. Common, simple balls all with uniform lightly dusty surfaces, useful for resale or display. From the Tilbury (1757), with original certificate from the consignor. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $100-$150.

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HMS Royal George, sunk in 1782 off Spithead, England 1624. Tiny book made from wood from Royal George

(1782) published in 1841 (first edition, 120 pp). 39

grams, 3-1/2” x 2” x 1/2”. Multi-level antique as printed in 1841 (with several small engravings of the ship and salvage efforts) but with covers made from wood recovered from the ship in 1840, cloth spine with RELIC OF THE ROYAL GEORGE in gold, probably much rarer than later editions, all sold as souvenirs to finance the salvage operation. From HMS Royal George (1782), pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #1334. Estimate: $250-$375.

HMS Colossus, sunk in 1798 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England

1625. Lot of four lignum vitae pulley parts (three wheels and one spindle), all marked with British broad arrow, from the Colossus (1798). 3154 grams, wheels are 8” in diameter, 1” thick, and

with spindle, 10” tall. Rather attractive, very well-preserved dark-brown

pulley wheels with spindle that make a great nautical display, especially considering their sturdiness and remarkable state of conservation, plus the fact that artifacts from this wreck are quite rare on the open market. From the Colossus (1798), with original certificate/letter from the salvager. Estimate: $350-$500.

Unidentified early-1800s whaling ship off Nantucket, Massachusetts 1626. Small steel navigational dividers from an unidentified early-1800s

whaling ship. 39 grams, 4” long. Unlike earlier bronze versions, which generally had replaceable iron points in the arms, this later model (made of so-called “blister” steel for the presence of minute air pockets in the metal) had integrated points, still sharp on this example, which is a dark brown in color and is fully functional (no corrosion or rust, presumably due to being “buried deeply”). From the wreck of an early-1800s whaling ship off Nantucket, pedigreed to our Auction #5 (lot #1489). Estimate: $100-$150.

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Unidentified early-1800s wreck off Uruguay

1627. Spanish colonial pewter pitcher, ca. 1800-1820, from an

unidentified early-1800s wreck. 910 grams, 7-1/2” tall, 5” in diameter.

From an unidentified wreck found in 2004 on a sandbar in Rio de la Plata, Uruguay, this simple, sturdy pitcher has ring-turned decorations on top and bottom areas, shaped handle and pouring spout (both show some separation from the body but are in stable condition), and faint touchmarks. Professional cleaning evident, surface shows salt water effects, several dents, scratches and corrosion, but overall attractive and ready for display. From an early-1800s wreck off Uruguay, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$200.

Pewabic, sunk in 1865 off Thunder Bay, Michigan 1628. Copper ore specimen from the Pewabic (1865) mounted on wood from the wreck with informational plaque. 279 grams and 5-3/4” x 2-1/2” x 5/8” with stand. Interesting marine artifact affixed to a piece of wood with a plaque reading, “This is Michigan native copper and part of a barrel stave in which the copper was shipped. This was salvaged from the steamer Pewabic that sank in 1865 with a loss of 125 lives. Salvaged in 1974 by Busch Oceanographic Equipment Co. 214 So. Hamilton, Saginaw, Mich.” From the Pewabic (1865). Estimate: $70-$100.

General Abbatucci, sunk in 1869 off Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea

1629. Gold oval locket from the General Abbatucci (1869), intact.

9.50 grams, 2” x 1-1/8”. Plain gold locket (fineness unknown) with thin glass

panels (but nothing else) inside, no engravings or markings, with bale at top for wearing on a pendant, nice condition and usable. From the General Abbatucci (1869), with original Christie’s (London) lot-certificate #100 from 1997. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Non-Wreck Artifacts Natural History 1630. Fossilized mammoth tooth from the North Sea.

1596 grams, 8” long, 5” tall. Medium-sized molar with about 14-15 ridges in-

terspersed with brownish strata, bits of encrustation, found and lightly conserved by a commercial fisherman in 1994 (old adhesive tag includes recovery date and location data). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200$300.

Pre-Columbian 1631. Native stone axe head, pre-Columbian (?).

391 grams,

5-1/2” long, 3” at widest point. A well-made stone axe head with one end

sharpened into a (dull) blade and the other end wide and rounded, clearly well worn from use (some chipping close to blade) and with minor pitting and patination as expected, nearly identical to stone specimens found all over the Americas. Estimate: $100-$150.

Jewelry and Religious

1632. High-karat gold ring with flower design, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 2.52 grams, size 6. Lovely and petite, this

small high-grade gold ring features a flower motif in the center with symmetric bow-type designs flanking, plain thin band around the back. Great gift as it is perfectly wearable. Estimate: $600-$900.

1633. Lot of eleven pieces of glass jewelry fragments (ten bracelets and one ring), Spanish colonial (1600s). 21.95 grams

total, pieces from 3/4” to 2-3/8” long. A fascinating assortment of banded

and spiral-shaped curved glass jewelry parts (and part of a black ring) of different colors, from light blue-green to black. Perfect study group for the glass aficionado. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1634. Lot of nineteen jet and ebony amulets and beads,

Spanish colonial (1600s). 22.67 grams total, from 1/8” to 1”. Interesting assortment of jet and ebony pieces recognizable as individual objects (seated eagle with folded wings) to beads for stringing, all in good condition. Another item perfect for further study. Estimate: $60-$90.

1635. Gilt silver religious medal made in Madrid, Spain, for

the Virgin of Nuestra Señora de Atocha (Our Lady of Atocha), mid-1700s. 21.68 grams, 2-1/2” tall x 2” wide. An ornate pendant with

open-work design showing the Virgin in the center of a balanced and symmetrical tableau of flats, ribbons, trumpets and shells, with N.S. DE ATOCHA engraved on the plain back, integrated loop at top, excellent condition but with small spots of gilding rubbed off at high points. According to legend, the origin of the image of Our Lady of Atocha is very similar to that of Our Lady of Almudena, both patronesses of Madrid, who were created before the Moorish occupation of Spain and withstood their years of domination. She is the patron of the royal house of Spain (her gowns are made from the bridal gowns of queens) and custodian of the Dominicans. The image may be as old as the eighth century and legend says that she was sculpted by Luke the Evangelist and that the apostles Peter and James brought her to Spain to encourage nascent Christianity in the Carpetana region of Madrid. In her right hand, she holds out an apple; in her left, baby Jesus. Estimate: $200-$300.

1636. Spanish brass crucifix, 1800s. 100.82 grams and 6” x 3”.

Large, brass cross with ebony inlay in the cross, INRI in scroll at top and lacking skull-and-crossbones (Golgotha) at bottom. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Arms / Armor / Militaria Ammunition

1637. Small bronze cannonball with hollow core, 1600s, found in Haiti. 1217 grams, 3” in diameter. Don’t believe that this

lovely bronze ball is hollow? Shake it and listen! Completely intact and ready for display. Estimate: $300-$450.

1639. Lot of 21 lead musketballs, various sizes, Spanish colonial (1600s). 315 grams, 3/8” to 3/4” each. Fine assortment of various-sized lead musketballs, all lightly colored and dusty. Estimate: $60-$90.

1638. Rare early English lead cannonball, 1600s. 940 grams, 1640. Stone mold for lead birdshot, Spanish colonial 2” in diameter. A seldom-seen lead small-caliber shot from a swivel gun

or small cannon found by a waterman on the James River in Virginia in the 1980s, downriver from Jamestown, in good condition with a few chips and housed in an attractive Lucite-and-wood box. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

(1600s), with ten lead shot. 243 grams total, mold is 2” x 5” x 1/2”,

bullets are 1/4” in diameter. Only the second mold we’ve seen, this one made of dark stone and imprinted on both sides with two rows of round birdshot molds linked by lined indentations and a long line down the center of the mold. The larger of the accompanying birdshot fit perfectly. Great items for display! Estimate: $60-$90.

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1641. Revolutionary War British ball grenade, ca. 1781. 1271 grams, 3” in diameter. This dark and rusty-colored artifact while stable and solid shows surface corrosion and is lighter than it looks due to hollow center. Recovered in the 1930s in the York River, near Yorktown, VA, the site of important land and naval battles and surrender of British in 1781. Comes with a decorative wood stand for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Armor

1642. Pair of antique German armor gauntlets, 1600s. 1017 grams, 15” long. Simple military-style footman’s gauntlets, possibly from the town guard of Munich, made of hand-hammered steel, riveted leather articulated fingers (complete), and rolled-and-file decorated edges. Overall good condition with some rusting and pitting, blackened interior. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,000.

Edged Weapons

1643. Early European gentleman’s smallsword rapier, 1700s. 370 grams, 34-1/2” overall length, 27-3/4” blade length. A transitional

piece--somewhere between the long blade of the earlier rapier and the shorter, lighter blade of a small sword--comprised of a cut-steel hilt, simple, pierced pommel and guard, spiral-wrapped wire-and-copper banding wood grip, and triangular hollow ground blade, all in very good condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1644. Early Spanish sailor’s dirk, ca. 1800.

230 grams, 12’ overall length, 7” blade length. Decorative flower-themed, short

clip-point blade dagger with original leather-and-brass scabbard and carved bone handle in very good condition (leather scabbard is fragile). Flower engravings on blade and brass stampings on scabbard. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$400.

1645. British naval figure-eight cutlass, ca. 1840. 1040 grams, 32” overall length, 27” blade length. Clean blade with dull point and one small chip in sharp side from use, small crowned-VR mark (for Victoria Regina) and broad arrow ordnance mark on hilt, solid steel-ribbed grip and figure-8 guard, nice patina overall without rust, fine pitting. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$800.

Firearms

1646. Flintlock pistol, English, ca. 1720 (Queen Anne period), with silver inlays and buttplate, marked and signed by

maker Pierre Gandon (senior). 704 grams, 13” long, 8” barrel length. A very cute and well-marked little pistol, fully intact and operable, with cannon-type barrel that shows GANDON LONDON stamped under the lock on the breech, three touchmarks on the other side of the trigger (two with crowns in ovals and the third--in the middle--with PG inside a diamond shape), beautifully aged walnut grip with silver ornamental inlays and dogface butt cap, attractive overall. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1647. Early European flintlock pistol, 1700s. 1158 grams, 21-1/2” overall length, 14-3/4” barrel length. Longer tapered-barrel pistol with simple decorations engraved on barrel, ornate and well-worn silver nosecap, simply carved old walnut stock, ornate pierced steel sideplate, steel escutcheon and trigger guard, complete and functioning lock, and missing ramrod. Overall good condition with usual minor nicks and some small repairs. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$800.

1648. American Revolution-period flintlock officer’s pistol, dated 1775. 1012 grams, 16” overall length, 10” barrel length. British-style

and probably American-made gun with turned brass barrel and ring-turned decorations, engraved flintlock, S-cock hammer, walnut stock brass mounts, decorated buttplate, steel ramrod, and ornately-designed sideplate with faint engraving of 1775 date. Everything in good, working condition; an attractive specimen that was popular with naval officers. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $900-$1,200.

1649. Revolutionary War encrusted musket, ca. 1781. 1239 grams, 13-1/2” long. Fascinating, well-conserved encrusted section of a

musket barrel and stock showing ramrod and brass thimble, clamshell and other artifacts apparent. With old tag saying it was recovered in 1932 in the York River vicinity, Yorktown, Virginia, the site of important land and naval battles and surrender of British in 1781. Plastic and felt display box included. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1650. Eastern European flintlock pistol, late 1700s-early 1800s. 1061 grams, 19” overall length, 11-1/2” barrel length. Typical pistol that was traded in the Mediterranean and carried overseas to colonial ports by corsairs and pirates, with elaborately carved tapered barrel, complete and functioning finely engraved lock, proofmarks, carved walnut stock with silver-wire inlay, ornate silver escutcheon, brass and steel mounts with ornate decoration, and faux ramrod with brass thimbles. Everything a gun lover could want in a gun! With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$800.

1651. British East India Company ship’s blunderbuss, 1806. 3046 grams, 37” overall length, 20-1/2” barrel length. Fully functioning

bell-mouth barrel flintlock 1806 blunderbuss marked VEIC (for Venerable East India Company) and signed “Baker” on the lock. Baker was a noted London gunmaker whose guns, known as Baker rifles, were used by the British Army in the Napoleonic Wars. The EIC Company had large land and sea forces which controlled India and trade with the British. Gun is made of polished age-toned hardwood stock of Asian influence showing minor age and service wear and minor repairs, with a toned barrel with proof mark, steel ramrod, bone butt cap, iron and brass mounts, and sling swivels. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,000.

1652. English flintlock boxlock screw-barrel pocket pistol, 1800-1820. 397 grams, 6-3/4” overall length, 1-7/8’ barrel length. Cute little cleaned gun with engraving “London” on one side of the working lock and possibly “Bass” on the other (pitting makes for difficult reading), short removable steel barrel, proof marks on breach, dark chocolate walnut stock with oval silver overlay, hammer a bit loose. A pistol that would have been carried in a pocket or a saddle bag by an English gentleman, traveler, or officer as a personal protection weapon. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$600.

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1653. Northern European naval flintlock “sea service” pistol, 1800s. 1214 grams, 15-1/2” long, 9” barrel length. Typical naval boarding pistol, made in Liege and used by many countries and commercial merchant ships, with barrel bearing a touch mark and stamped BELGIUM, the walnut stock with simple brass butt cap and lanyard ring. Overall very good condition, dark with age-toned patina, functional lock. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

1654. Spanish colonial escopeta musketoon, early 1800s. 2309 grams, 30” overall length, 15-1/2” barrel length. Miquelet-lock style small musket originally using flint and converted to percussion circa 1840 and typical of guns used by Spanish frontier military to protect settlements and ranches in the southwest. Mostly functioning lock has file and engraved decoration, faint maker’s marks; steel barrel is octagon-to-round with bell-mouthed muzzle containing ring-turned and engraved decoration, modern metal-cuff repair, no ramrod; walnut stock with simple iron mounts, small plug repairs here and there. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$700.

Bells

1655. Bronze handbell, Spanish colonial, late 1500s. 333 grams,

3-1/2” tall, 3-1/4” in diameter. Just like a ship’s bell but in miniature! Well

preserved item with some encrustation of sediment, missing clapper but not necessary for such a displayable item. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1656. Lot of two small bronze bells (two different types), Spanish co-

lonial, late 1500s. 77.20 grams total, cowbell is 1-5/8” x 1-1/4”, crotal bell is 1-3/4” x 1-3/8”. Delightful small bells, one a cowbell in miniature with a hole at the top, the other a decorative hollow, crotal bell, holed at top, both intact (crotal bell has a small hole on one side and perhaps a plugged hole on the opposite side) minus clappers, encrustation as from a land find. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bottles

1657. Lot of two black-glass case gin bottles, ca. 1750-90.

554 grams, 9-1/4” tall, 3” square sides; 683 grams, 9-1/2” tall, 3-1/2” square sides. Two gin bottles: one a lovely translucent very dark green/black,

open-pontiled bottle with lots of swirls from top to bottom and the second a small green/black, open-pontiled bottle with unusually shaped lip and whitish swirls of glass covering most of the bottle. Both completely intact. Estimate: $150-$225.

1659. Lot of two Dutch bottles: “onion” bottle, ca. 17601780 and case gin bottle, early 1800s. Gin bottle = 961 grams,

10-3/4” tall, 4” square sides; “onion” bottle = 830 grams, 6-3/4” tall, 5-1/2” in diameter. Two bottles: one a typical Dutch “onion” open pontiled bottle

recovered from the water, with solid green color in very good condition and minor wear and the second a classic tall tapered square shaped “A van Hoboken & Co Rotterdam” green case gin bottle with “AH” seal on shoulder and applied top, found in water but still glossy and in very good condition with minor age toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$400.

1658. Lot of three black-glass ale bottles, ca. 1750-90. 679 grams, 8-1/4” tall, 4” in diameter; 713 grams, 9-1/2” tall, 3-1/2” in diameter; l; 732 grams, 9” tall, 3-1/1” in diameter. Three ale bottles: one a very dark green/black glass

deep-pontiled bottle with bits of coral encrustations and gorgeous blue/green iridescence throughout, especially the swirling line at the bottom and lip; the second a typical dark green/black glass deep-pontiled ale bottle with mottled iridescence on one half; and the third a typical dark green/black glass pontiled bottle with splashes of iridescence among the typical old scratch marks. All completely intact and great for display. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1660. Lot of four bottles: two black-glass ales and one

cylinder, 1750-90, plus one clear milk bottle, ca. 1850.

927 grams, 9” tall, 3-3/4” in diameter; 702 grams, 9-1/2” tall, 3-1/2” in diameter; 670 grams, 11” tall, 3” in diameter; 585 grams, 12” tall, 3” in diameter. Four bottles: one a very heavy, dark green/black glass

pontiled ale bottle with lots of evenly distributed old scratch marks; the second a lighter green/black glass shallow-pontiled ale bottle with irregular as-made surface and rough surface lip; the third a tall dark green/black glass pontiled ale bottle with signs of encrustation on lid and bottom, smooth surface and small pieces of encrustation inside, minor crack near top; and the fourth a translucent tall glass bottle with open pontil, ten ridges 4” long from neck down, the shoulders and large lip clearly showing how it was attached to the body. All completely intact and a great starter collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Keys and Chests

1661. Collection of 8 Spanish iron “skeleton” keys, 1600s-1700s. 1217 grams, key length ranges from 4-1/2” to 6-1/2”. Attractive group

of eight iron keys collected in Cataluña, Spain in the 1980s from various sites, all in original condition with some rust but solid and intact, housed in a large Riker box. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$350. 1662. Lot of two iron “skeleton” keys, colonial period (1600s). 154 grams total; 5-1/4” and 5-1/2” long. Used for any kind of warded locks like chests, padlocks, gates and doors, these keys are intact and solid with some encrustation, both of different shapes. Reportedly found in Florida. Estimate: $70-$100.

1663. British colonial naval/military officer’s money box, ca.

1800. 1486 grams, 9” wide, 6-1/2” deep, 4” tall. Small, polished, rectangu-

lar, hardwood chest with campaign-style brass corners and plates, brass rosette-and-bail handle, brass lock with key, fitted interior with lift-out coin tray, secret compartment below, lined with old green velvet fabric, a rare item used for gold and silver coins. Stable crack in wood across top that doesn’t diminish beauty. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$800.

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1664. Seventeenth-century style Spanish Catalan money box, 1800s. 3520 grams, 16” wide, 7” deep, 7” tall. Elaborately decorated carved hardwood box in good condition, pierced brass overlays and tack decoration, lock and key, simple bail lift handles, and interior coin till tray. A sturdy receptacle for your coin collection! With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$400.

Shackles 1665. Early British prisoner shackles, 1700s. 974 grams, 123/4” long. Early hand-forged, straight-arm iron shackles secured by

a small lock or blacksmithed pin and used to transport slaves and prisoners, the metal age-pitted but intact and solidly constructed, found in Virginia. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1666. Early cast-iron ball-and-chain with shackle, 1800s.

5810 grams, 35” long chain, 5” in diameter ball. Rare early shackle with

18 pounder ball and hand-forged attachment to chain ending in a leg shackle, all with rust-brown age-toned patina and in good condition. Used with a padlock to restrain and immobilize prisoners and unruly slaves. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$500.

Tableware

1667. Spanish colonial silver spoon, probably 1550s to 1590, marked “Sevilla,” hindsfoot-pattern handle, very rare. 33.81 grams, 6” long. Important early Spanish spoon with broad, shallow bowl, a curved-then-straight handle ending in a hoof known as a “pied de biche,” and many silversmith markings on the back of the bowl including “Sevilla” and what looks like “ANTOrIOS”, in addition to a zigzag test mark. A well-manufactured, well-preserved and hard-to-find bit of history. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1668. Bronze candlestick holder (two parts), Spanish co-

lonial, late 1500s. 180 grams total, 3” diameter in base; candle holder

3-1/2” tall. Early colonial candlestick holder in two pieces: flared base with drip ring and threaded candle holder, all in original condition with green patina and brownish color as from burial, small crack in base and some corrosion, small hole in top of candle holder, otherwise intact. Estimate: $350-$500.

1669. Large silver fork, Spanish colonial, ca. 1770s-

1780s. 72.23 grams, 8” long. Solid, heavy rather utilitarian fork with Guatemalan touchmarks on the back of the handle (crown and man on horse over mountains) along with the prominent initials, J.N. Obviously a gentleman’s eating utensil. Estimate: $125-$200.

1670. Small pewter plate, European, with hallmarks

and 1804 date. 447 grams, 9” in diameter, 1” deep. Typical plate for its period with raised rim in which are stamped three very clear hallmarks (one with a coat-of-arms and the other two with H.L. above 1793), also hand-engraved in the bottom with “No. 22” and “1804” (probably made in 1793 but marked by its owner in 1804), fully intact, just a few minor flaws as made. Pedigreed to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #1124. Estimate: $200-$300.

Miscellaneous

1671. Ornate bronze finial (hollow), possibly religious, Spanish colonial

(1500s-1600s). 116 grams, 3” x 2-1/4”. Well-constructed and heavy hollow finial with lots of decoration on both sides, three pear-shaped holes and holes at the top and bottom. Some encrustation and well patinated. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1672. Bronze pommel or finial in the form of a woman’s head, Spanish colonial (1500s-1600s). 197.9 grams, 2” tall. De-

spite years of encrustation and some wear and tear, this pommel or finial beautifully depicts a three-quarter profile of a lovely woman with shoulder-length wavy hair, the object ending in a knob at the bottom of a mostly flat base. Estimate: $100-$150.

1674. Small cupel for metal refining, Spanish colonial (1600s), rare. 15 grams, 1-3/4” tall, 1-1/4” in diameter. It is probably

very rare to find intact one of these delicate tools of the metalsmith trade, a tiny round-bottom pitcher with spout, due to the rather thin material from which it was made (which can nevertheless withstand high heat!), crack down one side but otherwise stable and intact. Estimate: $100-up.

1673. Collection of bronze weights, consisting of two nested-

cup sets and six disks, Spanish colonial (1600s). 393 grams total,

disks from 3/8” to 7/8” in diameter, weights from 1-1/2” to 1-5/8” largest diameter. Individual cup-weights are actually a fairly common find in

colonial areas, but putting together a set that fits together so well as these do is a real challenge! Most sets were mixed and matched in their own day (as cups were lost and replaced over time), the important thing being standardized weights for each size. The cups in this lot show minor encrustation over surfaces of varying colors of brass or bronze, all solid and undamaged otherwise. The bronze weights are mostly plain with the exception of the largest with an intaglio Jesus representation. A rare find! Estimate: $100-$150.

1675. Pocket sundial, bone, Spanish colonial (1600s). 15.26

grams, 2-1/8” in diameter if whole. Before there were clocks and wristwatches, the only way to keep track of time of day was the sun, so small and portable sundials like this one were all the rage with important people. Surviving specimens are nevertheless rare, and generally come from shipwrecks of the period, but this one was found on land, unfortunately still with pieces lost to the elements (also some cracks) but some of it still intact with clear markings etched into the off-white bone surface. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1676. Small bronze chisel or axe-head, Spanish colonial (1600s). 74 grams, 2-1/4” long. Cute, well-constructed artifact without

ornamentation and with light encrustation. Estimate: $60-$90.

1677. Lot of seven brass or bronze spurs, 1700s-1800s, mostly intact. 1952 grams total, from 6” to 7-1/2” wide. Enough spurs to start your own rodeo! All with working rowels and some spurs heavier, thicker than others. One even has original leather and a buckle. Estimate: $300-$450.

1678. Large wooden smoking pipe (1800s). 135 grams, 11” long.

Well-worn simple wooden pipe with an exterior silver-rimmed bowl (interior bowl wrapped in base metal) and metal-wrapped shank that extends halfway from mouthpiece to bowl. Overall excellent condition with some wear and tear at mouthpiece from lots of use. Estimate: $75-$110.

1679. Queen Victoria’s Great Seal of the Realm, ca. 1850s.

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634 grams, 6-1/4” in diameter, 7/8” thick. Very rare and historically im-

portant large, light-brown hard wax seal (with original braided hanging cord and tin storage case) featuring Queen Victoria on the throne on the obverse and on horseback on the reverse with the inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIARUM REGINA FIDEL DEFENSOR (Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith). Several surface chips on edges and small interior chip on horseback side, some air bubbles as made, but otherwise a good example of a seldom-seen seal attached to important state documents. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1680. Small, 18K gold pillbox, French, engraved “Mai [May]

1913.” 19 grams, 1-1/2” x 7/8” x 3/8”. From a bygone era, this lovely,

tiny box fits nicely in a small ladies’ purse. Delicately and expertly decorated with long striated lines on top and bottom, with “Mai 1913” inscribed on the front panel. Estimate: $500-$750.

1681. Small, 14K gold Tiffany pillbox, ca. 1950s. 22 grams, 1-3/4” x 1-3/8” x 3/8”. Slightly larger and more elaborately decorated box

than previous lot, with small 14K stamped on interior, well preserved. A lovely gift for a special someone! Housed in Tiffany & Co. blue box. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Gold Cobs

Burgos, Spain

1682. Burgos, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, crescent to left, circlet to right of shield, mintmark B below cross, rare.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

1688. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 24.51 grams. Full shield and cross and bold oMP, no

CT-36. 2.13 grams. Choice full cross and shield with clear crescent-circlet

corrosion but typically shiny from polishing. Housed in promotional wallet-style certificate with original tag #26931 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

Seville, Spain

1689. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-38. 7.31 grams. Nearly full cross and shield de-

visible, flipover double-strike. 5.33 grams. Off-center strike with bold full cross over partial shield and vice versa (rare flipover striking error), AU- with flat peripheries and lightly shaved around edge. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

$70-$100.

and bold mintmark B to distinguish it from the common Seville issues, XF+ details but no legends due to shaving. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1683. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not spite flat spots and moderate corrosion, some dark spots. Estimate:

1684. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B.

KM-20. 4.70 grams. Good full cross and shield with bold full S-B to left,

a bit worn (VF) and with edge lightly shaved. Estimate: $600-$900.

World Gold Coins Colombia

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 1690. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649(O), with crowned-(?)

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 13.75 grams. Thin and crude from corrosion but with discernible date and countermark and nearly full cross (slightly doubled), nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #346. Estimate: $100-$150.

1691. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1652)E transitional, 1685. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1823JF, PCGS AU McLean Type I, rare. S-P37; KM-A16.2; CT-894. 2.26 grams. Very thin details / tooled. Sed-6; Restrepo-165.3; KM-82.1. Lustrous, with surface

hairlines and light scribble marks in field to left of bust, rose toning around letters. PCGS #33433316. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Shipwreck Coins

1686. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer

Full cross and shield (the latter slightly off-center) but all a bit corroded and darkly oxidized. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-36. 10.98 grams.

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

1687. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, Philip II or III.

7.88 grams. Bold cross and nearly full shield, moderately corroded,

mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $70-$100.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

1692. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico not visible.

from corrosion but with clear “2 over 2” within pillars, off-center shield with part of king’s name in legend, darkly toned. Estimate: $80-$120.

L.

S-M21; KM-46. 19.11 grams. Full assayer next to nearly full shield, good cross, typical flatness and light surface corrosion. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

1693. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV or Charles

II, assayer not visible. 25.21 grams. Very solid (much more so than

the norm for this wreck), with nearly full cross and shield despite the usual flatness, lightly toned. Estimate: $75-$110.

1694. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8-4-2 reales,

Charles II, assayer L where visible, all interesting shapes. 34.10 grams total. Neat assortment of shapes (as made), the 8R with bubble-

hole in edge and the 2R with lacuna on shield, also fairly well detailed with 167(?) date and oML visible on the 8R and bold mintmark on the 2R, but all three with at least light corrosion and wear. With generic certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1695. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer L. S-M21; KM-39. 11.05 grams. Not much corrosion but with most of flan

not struck (uneven thickness), the rest bold with full oML and nicely toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1696. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

ex-Treasure Salvors. KM-47. 17.93 grams. Moderately corroded and

dark but with bold full dot-8 denomination, weak but discernible oMJ, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $100-$150.

1697. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, ex-Treasure Salvors.

Nearly full shield and cross but peripherally flat and with some surface pitting (still solid), style attributable to date 1711 due to presence of Granada at top-left of center in shield, desirable certificate. In original holder #2252 and with original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-47. 20.87 grams.

1698. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 26.84 grams. Very solid specimen (no corrosion)

with nearly full cross, nearly full crown, faint dot-8 denomination, some dark stains. Estimate: $100-$150.

1699. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 25.41 grams. Solid specimen with very little cor-

rosion but weakly struck cross, good full shield, uneven toning with a few dark spots. Estimate: $100-$150.

1700. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors. KM47. 26.52 grams. Darkly oxidized but with most of surface covered with

sandy gray encrustation (kind of puffy), desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $100-$150.

1701. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors.

KM-47.

19.77 grams. Puffy gray encrustation over thin, oxidized surfaces with

some cross visible, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $100-$150.

1702. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Real Eight Co. KM-40. 13.19 grams. Choice full

shield (oversized) and cross (flat periphery), with elegant toning and no corrosion, desirable provenance and certificate. With original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Ella McArdle. Estimate: $75-$110.

1705. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors. KM-

40. 11.82 grams. Fairly solid coin with some cross and shield peeking through patches of white and orange encrustation, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $90-$135.

1706. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors. KM40. 13.85 grams. Solid but no details visible, most of the surfaces coated in gray encrustation around dark oxidation, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $90-$135.

1707. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors.

KM-40.

11.99 grams. Puffy brown oxidation all over (no details visible) with spots

of white and green, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $90-$135.

1708. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, error with denomination as “4� (unique). KM-35. 6.33 grams. Solid coin with only light surface corrosion and staining, proper-sized cross but oversized (and off-center) shield with full denomination 4 (first we have seen or heard of ). Estimate: $100-$150.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1709. France (Poitiers mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1724-G. KM-472.8.

20.98 grams. Bold full details (except for bust) despite typical corrosion and wear, darkly toned all over. Estimate: $75-$110.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands 1710. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732(F). KM-47a; CT-764. 16.97 grams. Thin

S-M26;

and pitted from corrosion but with bold mintmark and 73 of date, most of shield and cross, mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $60-$90.

La Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

1711. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-A, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-486.1. Moderate surface cor-

rosion, with bold XF details on reverse (with old test-cut in edge) but obverse more pitted and with small black spots. NGC #2068303-257. Estimate: $100-$150.

1703. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Treasure Salvors. KM-40. 12.83 grams. Solid and

1712. France (unknown mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1734, NGC

1704. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer

1713. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1740-L, NGC

uncorroded but with much flatness, some dark areas, desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $75-$110.

not visible, encrusted as uncleaned, ex-Treasure Salvors.

One side completely coated in white and orange encrustation, the other side mostly exposed but without detail (corroded), desirable certificate. With original Treasure Salvors certificate (small) hand-signed by Mel Fisher. Estimate: $90-$135.

KM-40. 11.67 grams.

genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. Dav-1330. Moderate pitting all over but with clear date and other details, some small dark patches. NGC #2068303-100. Estimate: $100-$150. genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-486.12. Worn but not overly corroded, most details discernible, but with large area of corrosive damage on part of edge. NGC #2068303-045. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1714. France (Metz mint), ecu, Louis XV, (1726-39)-AA,

small bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-486.2. Less

corroded than most but with lots of black patches, fairly clear details (including heavy adjustment marks on reverse). NGC #2068303-439. Estimate: $100-$150.

1715. France (Toulouse mint), ecu, Louis XV, (1726-40)-M, small bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-486.13. Solid but with some surface pitting all over, mostly clear details. NGC #2068303-426. Estimate: $100-$150.

1716. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1747-&, large bust,

NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-512.26. Very bold full bust and other details but with small chips in edge from corrosion. NGC #2068303-028. Estimate: $100-$150.

1717. France (unknown mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1747, large bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. Dav-1331. Moderate

surface corrosion with one dark spot and large pit near edge, fairly clear details. NGC #2068303-027. Estimate: $100-$150.

1727. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. KM-106.2; CT-933. 24.96 grams. Choice bold AU details despite light surface corrosion and polishing (silvery). Estimate: $75-$110.

1728. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-106.2; CT-933. Moderately corroded all over, F/VF details, very lightly toned. Estimate: $75-$110.

1729. Lot of two Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles

III: 1783FF and undated. KM-106.2. 39.88 grams total. Both mod-

erately corroded (and lightly toned) but one less so enough to show better details (including date and assayer), Fine details overall. Estimate: $70-$100.

1730. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III,

1773FM, initials facing rim, NGC genuine / El Cazador.

KM-88.1; CT-1338. Moderately corroded obverse but reverse better (F/ VF details), darkly toned all over. Estimate: $70-$100.

1731. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III,

1776FM, NGC genuine / El Cazador.

bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-512.11. Fairly clear details (light surface corrosion) but with dark pit near edge and gouge on bust. NGC #2068303-025. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-88.2; CT-1343. F/VF details (the obverse more corroded than the reverse) but with nice dark toning, also a popular date, with spot of extra silver (probably the remnants of another coin that rested on top of it) that looks sort of like a regulation plug! Estimate: $75-$110.

1719. France (Nantes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1755-T, large bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-512.20. Moderate

1732. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1783FF, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-88.2; CT-1350. Choice

1718. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1748-K, large

surface corrosion but fairly clear details (especially on reverse). NGC #2068303-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

1720. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, (1740-72)-A, large bust, NGC genuine / La Dramadaire [sic]. KM-512.1. Some

moderate surface pitting but most details clear. NGC #2068303-450. Estimate: $100-$150.

specimen with minimal surface corrosion, AU details, faint toning with just a few tiny black spots. With wooden presentation box. Estimate: $100-$150.

1733. Lot of ten Spanish colonial bust 1R in promotional holders. Each holder 4” x 3”. Thin, heavily corroded and only partially

detailed coins, each stuck with better side out on a printed card with history on back inside a plastic sleeve (think baseball cards), just one with clear date 1783. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 1721. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1747M, NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-86.1; CT-487. Worn but southwest of England not overly corroded (Fine details), all design visible, starting to tone on shield side. Estimate: $70-$100.

1734. Encrusted stack of twelve British East India Co. cop-

1722. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774(FM), NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-106.2; CT-919. Worn

per X cash, 1808. KM-319. 58.81 grams. Tight stack of solid coins partially encrusted with brownish oxidation and tiny shells, displayed with printed historical data in a Riker box. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$200.

1723. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

and corroded but with bold bust and date, Fine details. Estimate: $75-$110.

1782FF, NGC genuine / El Cazador.

KM-106.2; CT-932. Choice specimen with no corrosion, AU details, lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1724. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1783FF.

KM-106.2; CT-933. 25.49 grams. Brightly polished but only lightly corroded surfaces, AVF details (all clear). With tag #11173 from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

1725. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1783FF. KM-106.2; CT-933. 23.39 grams. Bold XF details despite moderate surface corrosion, silvery from polishing. Estimate: $75-$110.

1726. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1735. Lot of seven Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles

IV, various mints and dates (where visible). 159.93 grams total.

Moderately corroded but each with most details clear and attributable to mints of Mexico, Lima and Potosí (some clear dates). With generic certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

1736. Lot of six Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Ferdinand

VII, various mints and dates (where visible). 123.63 grams total.

Moderate to heavy corrosion but with most details clear, some bold dates, half with transitional bust (Mexico). With generic certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

1783FF.

KM-106.2; CT-933. 25.07 grams. Very solid and only lightly corroded but silvery from polishing, XF details. Estimate: $75-$110.

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Camberwell, sunk in 1917 off Isle of S.S. City of Roubaix, sunk in 1941 in Wight, south of England Piraeus, Greece

1737. Lot of three Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-111916, series AC 48, each laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Part

of a shipment of unsigned 10 rupee notes shipped from Great Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), preserved in laminated plastic. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

1738. Lot of three Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-111916, series AC 48. SCWPM-A10f. Part of a shipment of unsigned 10 rupee notes shipped from Great Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), one with a fully visible serial number of 80465, preserved in laminated plastic. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

1739. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-111916, series AC 48, each laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Part

of a shipment of unsigned 10 rupee notes shipped from Great Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), with fully visible serial numbers 80373 and 80390 respectively, preserved in laminated plastic. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $80-$120.

1740. Lot of two Calcutta, British India, 10 rupees, 25-11-

1916, series AC 48, each laminated with wreck information. SCWPM-A10f. Part

of a shipment of unsigned 10 rupee notes shipped from Great Britain and bound for India to be signed and circulated. Partially intact (60-75%) with light staining and circular degradation pattern (typical for these notes after spending several decades underwater), with fully visible serial numbers 80366 and 80379 respectively, both with preserved in laminated plastic. With certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $80-$120.

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1741. Turkey, Central Bank, 50 kurus, 11-6-1930, series

B5, serial 104416. SCWPM-133. In 1940, the Turkish government contracted Bradbury Wilkinson to print new 50 kurus with President Inonu’s portrait. This shipment, along with new 100-lira notes printed by Thomas de la Rue, were then shipped to Turkey aboard the SS City of Roubaix. On April 6, 1941, the vessel was docked in the harbor of Piraeus, Greece, when German intelligence notified the Luftwaffe that a British ship, the SS Clan Fraser, was unloading weapons and explosives in the same harbor. German bombers were scrambled and commenced a bombing run on the target. The SS City of Roubaix had the misfortune of being docked alongside the SS Clan Fraser. Both vessels were bombed, caught fire, and sank. Shortly thereafter, the 50 kurus and 100 lira from the SS City of Roubaix began to float ashore, their shipping crates breached during the attack. Many notes were recovered by Greeks who then traveled to Turkey to spend them. As such, both denominations entered circulation unofficially, forcing the Turkish government to annul them and print a new version (SCWPM-134). UNC note with saltwater staining in margins. In fact, it still smells of the Mediterranean Sea! Estimate: $70-$100.

Various wrecks

1742. Lot of three Mexican silver cobs from various wrecks:

8R oMP Maravillas (1656); 8R 1732F 1733 Fleet; 4R oMF Vliegenthart (1735). 50.18 grams total. Typical specimens from each

wreck with no worse than moderate corrosion, the Maravillas 8R nicely toned and with good full shield and cross and bold mintmark oM, the 1733-Fleet 8R with full date and oMF, and the Vliegenthart 4R with full mintmark, off-center shield and cross. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

1743. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

VF with corrosion creating a shadow and pitting across the shield side, pillars side well struck with all details visible. Estimate: $150-$225.

Nesmith-110b, CT-88, S-M10. 13.38 grams.

1744. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M). Nesmith-

XF details with some wear on legends and interior, doubling on shield and pillars, a few rim nicks above crown on shield, and spots of reddish sediment on both sides of coin. Estimate: $90-$135. 44b; CT-140; S-M5. 3.40 grams.

1745. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M). Nesmith-

44b; CT-140; S-M5. 3.34 grams. Well-toned VF

with most details visible, well centered, and well struck. Estimate: $90-$135.

1746. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

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Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith-48d; CT-140; S-M5. 3.36 grams. VF specimen with good details and

legends visible, a few nicks here and there that don’t affect the beauty of the coin, interesting fleur-de-lis ornaments in pillars-side legend. Estimate: $90-$135.

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1747. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), NGC VF 35. Nesmith-84; CT-145; S-M9. 3.32 grams. Half of legends visible and complete interiors, and very clear PL-VS-VL. NGC #4484009-003. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1748. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L).

Ne-

Rather flat, VF coin with most of legends and interiors visible, a decent specimen. Estimate: $75-$110.

smith-84; CT-145; S-M9. 3.10 grams.

1749. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L).

Some doubling on this Fine example which doesn’t affect readability, rather glossy finish. Estimate: $75-$110. Nesmith-88a; CT-146; S-M9. 3.06 grams.

Shield-type

1750. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

not visible (P, ca. 1650s). S-M19; KM-45. 27.42 grams. Fine with toned fields, full cross and shield but with usual flat spots and peripheries. Estimate: $100-$150.

1751. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. KM-45.

27.13 grams. Full cross with one small chopmark, nearly full but crudely hammered shield (as made), Fine overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

1752. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 27.44 grams. Solid barrel shape with very crude

top and bottom of uneven thickness but fairly even central round part with choice full shield and cross, clear denomination, deeply toned VF with some dark encrustation. Estimate: $100-$150.

1758. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F below mintmark oM to left (oMF), denomination o-IIII to right. S-M12; KM-36; CT-328. 13.81 grams. Broad, uneven flan with mostly flat central details, full oMF, overall Fine+ with nicely toned fields. Estimate: $75-$110.

1759. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (ca. 1650), NGC VG 10. S-M19; KM-38. 13.25 grams. Nice Fine+

(despite what the slab says) with full shield and cross and rainbow toning near edge, no problems. NGC #4484009-010. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1760. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer

F below mintmark oM to left (pre-1607). S-M12a; KM-32.1; CT-

338. 6.09 grams. Full

shield and cross, bold king’s ordinal III and clear DEI GR(ATIA) with retrograde D, AVF with puffy dark oxidation on fields. Estimate: $90-$135.

1761. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer

A/F, with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. S-M16;

KM-32.2 for Type. 6.76 grams. Full oMA, full and well-detailed shield and cross, the latter with old test-scratch and small chops, toned AVF with crude hole to left of cross. Estimate: $70-$100.

1762. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (not visible). S-M11; KM-26; CT-643. 3.37 grams. Good full shield and cross (the latter slightly off-center), full assayer, VF+ with nice old toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

1763. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O

to right, mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-26; CT-643. 3.31 grams. Good full cross and shield, the latter with old scratches and traces of corrosion, deeply toned VF. Estimate: $80-$120.

1764. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer 1753. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV or Charles F. KM-20 or 21. 1.64 grams. Choice XF with bold full monogram, mint-

II, assayer not visible, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. 26.87 grams. Big flan with nearly full shield and cross but peripheries flat, lightly toned Fine+ with hairline edge-split, the small chopmark near edge on cross side in the form of a star on a stick (think magic wand). Estimate: $100-$150.

1754. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer L. S-M21; KM-46. 27.40 grams. Long, rectangular flan with three corners

clipped (as made), natural lacuna in shield next to bold oML, most of cross but peripheries flat, About Fine with good toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

mark, assayer and cross-lions-castles, lustrous and starting to tone at edge, tiny edge-splits. Estimate: $70-$100.

1765. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2R, various

periods (Philip II through Philip V) and assayers (where visible). 14.60 grams total. VG to VF, some clipped or corroded but with several “sleepers,” like F-oD joint assayer and a Philip V with several chopmarks, worth a close look. Estimate: $250-$375.

Lima Silver Cobs

1755. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

Pillars-and-waves

grams. Off-center strike, the shield still mostly visible and with full

26.67 grams. Nearly full cross with bold second date below, off-center

not visible, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. 27.45

1766. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1688R.

denomination 8 but the cross weaker and fraught with chopmarks and green spots, one small test-cut in edge, lightly toned Fine. Estimate: $75-$110.

pillars side (one full pillar and nearly full waves) with bold assayer and mintmark, Unspecified salvage, dark and puffy oxidation on surfaces as from unspecified salvage, otherwise VG. Pedigreed to the Vico auction of March 2016, with original lot-tag #3252. Estimate: $100-$150.

1756. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-

47a; CT-762. 26.47 grams. Bold

full date and oMF, choice full cross, flat peripheries, Fine with nice toning, holed in point near edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

1757. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O

below mintmark oM to left (oMO). S-M11; KM-36; CT-335. 13.40

grams. Black VF with faint surface porosity, full shield and cross and oMO, nearly full crown. Estimate: $90-$135.

S-L7; KM-24; CT-231.

1767. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1704H. S-L15a; KM-34; CT-626.

26.35 grams. Very well detailed for the grade (Fine), with bold date inside full pillars, second date below off-center cross with full assayer to right inside full king’s name and ordinal, toned fields, large hole at point in edge that happens to align with both the bottom of the cross and the right side of the pillars. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1768. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1723M. S-L20; KM-34; CT-645.

26.85 grams. Only Good (much flatness) but with full pillars and most

of cross, clear assayer and two partial dates, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Vico auction of March 2016, with original lot-tag #3266. Estimate: $100-$150.

1769. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1738N. S-L21; KM-34a; CT-659. 21.91 grams. Worn from corrosion all over (unspecified salvage) but

with most of pillars and cross (the latter with contrasting black toning in crevices), VG overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

1770. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-663. 25.51 grams. Chunky flan with lots of natural edge-cracks and hole at

edge but with nearly full pillars and cross with bold details due to black toning in crevices, Fine with flat peripheries. Estimate: $125-$200.

1771. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1692V.

S-L10; KM-21; CT-565.

6.54 grams. Partially bold (and slightly doubled) pillars with full tops

and two dates (both tooled) including full 1692 in legend, full but slightly off-center cross-lions-castles with bold full king’s ordinal II, nicely toned AVF with flat spots. Estimate: $80-$120.

1779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-4.2. 13.68 grams. Full and bold P-B and denomination o-iiii outside of full and well-detailed but double-struck shield, the cross also choice and doubled but a bit less so, broad-flan XF with deeply toned fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

1780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (mid-

1620s). S-P24; KM-17. 13.62 grams. Full P-dot-T with P punched over a much lower P, choice full shield, traces of denomination o-iiii, full but corroded and splotchy cross, otherwise AVF. Estimate: $70-$100.

1781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.35 grams. Broad-flan XF with finely detailed full shield and cross, spotty toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A/B.

S-P11; KM-3.2. 6.81 grams. Somewhat lightly struck VF with full shield and cross, bold P-A with obvious erasure of under-assayer B, light golden toning all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

1783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A/B. S-P11; KM-3.2. 6.42 grams. Deeply toned Fine+ with bold P-A and fairly

1772. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1716M. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1207. clear A/B, full shield and cross, plugged hole at one end. Estimate: 4.87 grams. Full but slightly off-center Fine with corrosive wear and

spots of orange encrustation as from unspecified salvage, clear date, two mintmarks. Estimate: $100-$150.

$80-$120.

1784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. KM14a. 6.62 grams.

Bold full P-P and denomination Z flanking full but

1773. Lot of three Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R of Charles II, as doubled shield, the cross also full but doubled, Fine with dark toning follows: 1684, 1685 and 1694. KM-22. 5.02 grams total. All choice

strikes with full crosses and monograms and dates (the 1685 and 1694 each with two bold dates), VF or so, but the 1684 holed and the 1685 slightly porous. Estimate: $100-$150.

in crevices, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $75-$110.

1785. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (ca. 1640), upper half of shield transposed (rare). S-P27; KM-14a. 6.50 grams. Good full cross, bold full assayer, off-center strike, rare error,

1774. Lot of eight Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, as follows: 1685, AVF with dark and somewhat crusty toning (probably debased silver). 1695, 1697, 1698, 1699, 1700, 1701 and 1727. 9.69 grams

Estimate: $100-$150.

monograms and dates, some salvaged. Estimate: $200-$300.

1786. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.17 grams. Choice strike with sharply

total. F-VF on average with generally good toning, full crosses and

1775. Lot of twelve Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, all dated, as fol- detailed full shield and crown and cross-and-lions and tressure, bold lows: 1684 (3), 1693, 1699, 1700 (2), 1704, 1724, 1726, 1742, 1748. 17.03 grams total. Nice clear dates and mostly full

monograms and crosses, a couple salvaged, one with tiny hole, F-VF on average, mostly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

full P-B, AXF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $60-$90.

Pillars-and-waves

1787. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y and

1776. Large lot of 23 Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, various pe- 1766V-Y. riods (Charles II through Ferdinand VI), dates partial or not visible. 32.61 grams. Some holed, some salvaged, but most with

good monograms and crosses and most with toning, VG to VF on average, one actually nearly double thickness (2.72 grams). Estimate: $125-$200.

Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type

1777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not

visible (style of 1629T, denomination 8, fine-dot borders), ex-Panama hoard. S-P26; KM-19a. 26.85 grams. Full distractingly doubled shield, the cross full and bold with less doubling, XF with orange sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $100-$150.

1778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not

53.09 grams total. Both holed but with good full crosses and pillars, toned on fields, the 1727 with two clear dates (but no part of king’s name, which should be Louis I), both Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

1788. Denomination set of Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8-4-2-1-1/2

reales, 1690VR. 48.28 grams total. A rather “cobbled” together set with sundry pedigrees and disparate details and grades, as follows: The 8R somewhat barrel-shaped VG with weak and crude centers and dark toning but parts of all three dates and assayers; the 4R crudely holed and scratched VG+ with full pillars and cross, toned fields; the 2R with choice bold details but off-center cross, nicely toned but underweight as from unspecified salvage; the 1R Fine with toned field, two dates; and the 1/2R Fine with bold date and full cross. The 8R is pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 2005, with original lot-tag #1343; the 4R is pedigreed to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #606; and the 1R is pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #823. Estimate: $500-$750.

visible (ca. 1640). KM-19a. 26.12 grams. Good full cross, bold full shield with full denomination and most of crown, nice VF with part of edge slightly crude. Estimate: $90-$135.

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1789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1671/0E, rare overdate.

Crudely toned and encrusted Fine+ with peripheral flat area but full pillars and cross, three mintmarks, two assayers, clear date with the 1 somewhat offset over the 0. Estimate: $100-$150. S-P37b; KM-24. 6.61 grams.

1790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-

Full pillars-and-waves and cross with black toning in crevices, Fine+ with surface porosity as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $75-$110.

608. 6.81 grams.

1804. Lot of eighteen Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, Philip IV through Charles III, various dates (where visible). 23.72 grams total. Generally full (or nearly so) crosses and monograms, mostly

toned, Fine on average, some salvaged but only two holed. Estimate: $90-$135.

Other Silver Cobs Colombia

1791. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1710(?)Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT- 1805. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, 165(?). Restrepo-M16.6; 1332. 5.79 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves that is doubled just enough

to make the last digit of date uncertain, full cross (also slightly doubled) with bold assayer Y and most of king’s name, AVF with deeply toned fields, parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $75-$110.

KM-8. 1.55 grams. Good full monogram, bold but off-center full crosslions-castles (proper quadrants), clear 165 of date, toned XF. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala

1792. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1725Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; 1806. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1737J. S-G1; CT-1169; KM-4. 6.53 KM-34; CT-38. 6.41 grams. Worn VG with full pillars-and-waves and

cross, two dates, lightly toned all over (dark around details). Estimate: $90-$125.

grams. Full date and mintmark (off-center pillars), rather worn (Good) but with darkly contrasting toning, no hole. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala, cob 2 reales, (1)750J. S-G1a; CT-555; KM-10. 1793. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; 1807. 5.84 grams. Bold 50 of date under well-centered pillars-and-waves, bold

KM-34; CT-39. 6.00 grams. Worn VG with full pillars-and-waves and cross, lightly toned all over (dark around details). Estimate: $90-$125.

full assayer, worn (Good) but lightly toned, holed in point at top of date side. Estimate: $80-$120.

1794. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1727Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; 1808. Lot of two Guatemala cob 1R: (1)737J and 1739(J). KM-34; CT-40. 4.67 grams. Bold full pillars and cross, partial second date, three bold assayers, Fine+ with lightly toned fields, edge lightly shaved long ago. Estimate: $90-$125.

1795. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1732M. S-P44; KM-29a; CT-

1353. 6.11 grams. Chunky flan with bold full cross, full pillars-and-waves, two bold dates, Fine+ with dusty brown toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

The 1739, with bold full date and mintmark, is Fine+ and unholed (scarce), with toned fields; the 1737 is more typical G/VG with hole but also bold date. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-G1; CT-1461, 1459; KM-3. 5.28 grams.

1809. Guatemala, cob 1 real, 1752J, ex-Richard Stuart. SG1a; CT-531; KM-9. 2.94 grams.

Full date, assayer and king’s ordinal VI

1796. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1734E. S-P46; KM-29a; CT- with dark toning around details but with flat interiors (net VG), neat

1357. 6.75 grams. Cute, lemon-shaped flan with full pillars-and-waves and bold full cross, two dates, three assayers, AVF with brownish sediment on fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

1797. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-29a; CT-

Choice full pillars-and-waves, bold full cross (with light scuff), two dates, three mintmarks, AVF with nicely contrasting toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1374. 6.00 grams.

1798. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1728M and

1738M. KM-29a. 12.47 grams total. Fine on average with deep toning,

both with clear dates but the 1728 doubled. Estimate: $100-$150.

shape (elongated triangle) with hole in point. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $70-$100.

1810. Lot of two Guatemala cob 1/2R: 1734J and 1744J. S-G1; CT-1456, 1466; KM-3. 2.51 grams. The 1734 is holed Good with clear

date despite off-center strike; the 1744 is VG with plugged hole, bold date. Estimate: $75-$110.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

1811. Seville, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer 1799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1753q. S-P52; KM-38; CT-512. Gothic D on reverse. CT-265. 5.61 grams. Full and well-detailed 5.83 grams. Bold full pillars and cross with contrasting toning, three interiors but most of legends missing due to shaving, VF with tiny spots of encrustation. Estimate: $75-$110.

assayers, AVF. Estimate: $100-$200.

1800. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1757q. S-P54; KM-38; CT-518. 1812. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark T 6.61 grams. Crudely chunky but with clear date and bold (but off-center)

to right, five dots in cross-shape to left of shield. CT-411. 3.28 grams. Full legends (Gothic) and inner details, nicely toned VF, very

cross, lightly toned Fine. Estimate: $80-$120.

1801. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1760Y-q, rare. S-P55; KM-38. slightly wrinkled. Estimate: $80-$120. 6.67 grams. Chunky Fine with clear date and sides of assayers, rough spots (as made) on opposing sides per the era. Estimate: $100-$150. 1813. Burgos, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark B 1802. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1761V-(Y). S-P57; KM-43;

CT-1359. 6.75 grams. Two bold dates, full pillars, off-center cross, toned

and chunky Fine with surface roughness (as made) on opposing sides per the era. Estimate: $75-$110.

1803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1766V-(Y). S-P57; KM-43;

Full pillars with bold date, off-center cross with second bold date, well-toned VF with slight surface roughness (as made) on opposing sides per the era. Estimate: $75-$110.

CT-1365. 6.24 grams.

below yoke, daggers at tops. CT-Type 235. 1.52 grams. Full (Gothic) legends and full but partially weak interiors, deeply toned VF with tiny chip in edge. Estimate: $80-$120.

1814. Segovia, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, aqueduct mintmark and three circlets below yoke. CT-463. 1.57 grams. Huge flan that extends beyond the full legends (Latin), bold full interiors, VF with a few flat spots, mostly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1815. Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S and * below yoke. CT-469. 1.27 grams. Full (Gothic) legends and inner details, somewhat worn (Fine) but with toning in crevices. Estimate: $80-$120.

1827. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1779PR. KM-53; CT-1391. 6.71 grams. Cleaned

AU+, spot of PVC residue above bust, some luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

1828. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1780PR.

KM-53; CT-1393. 6.76 grams. AU+ with PVC residue, some luster present

Philip II, III, IV

1816. Lot of three Spanish cob 1/2R: Seville, Philip II,

assayer Gothic D; Seville, 162(7?)D; Madrid, 165(1?). 5.18

grams total. Dramatic display of the change in flans over 70 years, as

the Philip II piece is very broad and thin (XF with full details), the 162(7?) is thicker and hexagonal (bold full inner details, toned AVF), and the 165(?) is a very small and thick hexagon (toned Fine with bold 165 of date and full monogram). Estimate: $150-$225.

Mixed mints

on obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1829. Lot of three Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2R, Ferdinand VII,

assayer PJ, dated 1822, 1823 and 1824. KM-90; CT-1375, 1376 and 1378. 5.16 grams total. All lightly cleaned UNC with well-struck details

and bright luster plus hints of gold toning around rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

Bolivia (Republic)

1830. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1830JL, six-point stars, NGC

1817. Lot of four Spanish / Spanish colonial cob 1R, vari-

ous mints and periods: Mexico Charles-Joanna M-L; Lima 1690R; Potosí 1695VR; Seville 15(8?). 10.81 grams total. All toned

and decently detailed, Fine or better, the Seville cob is plugged at top of shield. Estimate: $100-$150.

1818. Lot of seven Spanish colonial cob 1R and 1/2R, various mints and periods. 16.69 grams total. Generally good (full) crosses

(particularly a Lima 1/2R 1684 and a Potosí 1R 1695VR, which have clear dates as well), Fine or better on average, a couple toned. Estimate: $80-$120.

MS 62. KM-93.2a. Beautifully rainbow toned over muted luster, nice bust of Bolívar but other side slightly crude on high points (decidedly not wear). NGC #3897183-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

1831. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 sol, 1852, NGC MS 63. KM-111.

Lustrous with even rainbow toning throughout. NGC #4687761-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1832. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1865FP, NGC AU 58. KM-

152.1. 24.62 grams. Light, even wear across high points, very lustrous with significant gold toning. NGC #2727160-002. Estimate: $75-$110.

1833. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1871ER, nine stars, PCGS

Argentina (Córdoba)

MS63. KM-155.3. Light strike with weakness on the rim around date and mintmark yet with fully visible details, quite lustrous, finest and only known example in the PCGS census; tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census. PCGS #84773587. Estimate: $100-$150.

rims crude (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-160.1. Lustrous with almost no toning, some chatter in fields around denomination, decent strike. PCGS #84773588. Estimate: $80-$120.

Bolivia (colonial)

Brazil

1820. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1809PJ.

over a Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819JP, NGC AU 58. Russo-478; KM-326.1. Clear host coin details with still visible date

World Silver Coins 1819. Córdoba, Argentina, 1/4 real, 1839PP. Janson-11.2.1; KM2.2. 0.84 gram. XF, bold design elements, some light sediment in fields,

1834. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1873FE, PCGS AU58.

1835. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1820-R, struck

Busts

KM-84. 26.76 grams. AU- with minor hairlines, some encrustation as from burial, good luster with gold toning around design. Estimate: $100-$150.

1821. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819PJ.

KM-84; CT-606. 26.91 grams. Somewhat lustrous AU-, incipient toning,

light hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

1822. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1773JR.

KM-53; CT-1381. 6.84 grams. AU with surface sedimentation in recessed

areas, bold and well-struck design elements. Estimate: $80-$120.

1823. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1774JR. KM-

and mintmark, deep rainbow toning throughout over muted luster. NGC #4688007-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

1836. Ceylon (British), bronze 19-cents token, 1843 (1881), George Steuart & Co., Wekande Mills, NGC MS 62 RB. Prid-

more-96. 28 mm; 7.9 grams. Lustrous fields with original color, faint old scratch on obverse, otherwise choice. NGC #2713825-006. Estimate: $100-$150.

53; CT-1383. 6.67 grams.

Chile (colonial)

1824. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1774JR.

KM-59; 72; CT-1043. 6.59 grams. VF with dark toning, faint luster present,

UNC with light hairlines, very lustrous, light orange toning around legends. Estimate: $100-$150.

1837. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1796DA.

KM-53; CT-1383. 6.76 grams. UNC with hairlines, some remaining luster,

no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lustrous AU+ with light hairlines, patch of rainbow toning on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

cleaned, well struck with bold details. NGC #4499495-004. Estimate: $75-$110.

1838. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust 1825. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1775JR. of Charles IV), 1813FJ, NGC XF 40. KM-65; CT-1221. Lightly

small spot of PVC residue on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-53; CT-1385. 6.66 grams.

1826. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1778PR. KM-53; CT-1389. 6.78 grams. AU+ with good luster, some minor hairlines,

incipient toning around legends. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Chile (Republic)

Colombia (modern Republic)

Lustrous with faint rainbow toning, some bagmarks and wear but a bit conservatively graded. ANACS #6025017. Estimate: $100-$150.

ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label).

1839. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1884, ANACS AU 50. KM-142.1.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

1840. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, NGC

AU 50 BN, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). Restrepo-131.2; KMD2. Nice bold strike with toning around details, light wear on obverse

only. NGC #4687761-002. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

1841. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1866, NGC AU details / excessive surface hairlines. Restrepo-315.5; KM-139.1. Lustrous with minimal gold toning, hairlines on both sides, minor sedimentation on reverse. NGC #2814778-015. Estimate: $100-$150.

1842. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1867, NGC XF details / excessive surface hairlines. Restrepo-315.6; KM-139.1. Closer to AU

in quality with good luster and details remaining, hairlines as noted, small patches of colorful toning on obverse. NGC #2814778-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

1848. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1948-B, PCGS MS62, Restrepo-419.3; KM-209. 12.32 grams. Minor but visible overdate 8/6 details (overdates are common

for this series), smooth mark-free surfaces with burnt umber toning on obverse, rainbow toned reverse. Slab claims overdate 8/6 but there is no evidence of an under-digit. PCGS #34958712. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1849. Bogotá, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1897, PCGS MS64.

Lustrous and well struck, minute hairlines on the bust, choice rainbow toning. PCGS #34958709. Estimate: $100-$150.

Restrepo-385.1; KM-189. 4.98 grams.

1850. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1901, Lazareto, PCGS

MS64.

Restrepo-364; KM-L2. 2.53 grams. Lowest denomination struck for use in leper colonies called lazaretos, design with cross of Saint Lazarus on obverse (from which the word lazareto is derived). Nice surfaces with brown toning, tied with one other in the PCGS census and one in the NGC census for finest known. PCGS #34958710. Estimate: $100-$150.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Type III

1843. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1868, NGC XF details 1851. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Liberty head / ceiba tree double

/ surface hairlines. Restrepo-293.1; KM-153.1. First date of issue, with good details despite weak strike (visible LIBERTAD in headband, for example), light hairlines and small mark on nose, nice luster with light gold toning. The “half dollars” of independent Colombia--a very popular series with collectors--effectively began with this date, for no prior coins of this size were struck after colonial times unless you include the unique and controversial LIBERTAD AMERICANA 4 reales of 1819. NGC #4216546-004. Estimate: $100-$150.

1844. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892, Columbus, large bust (30.5 mm), cap points to left of “A,” NGC XF details / surface hairlines. Restrepo-408.2; KM-187.1. Much scarcer

variety than the small-bust type, with some marks and hairlines present, muted luster and practically no toning. Struck to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the New World. NGC #2818123-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

1845. Lot of two Medellín, Colombia, 20 and 10 centavos,

1884 & 1885. KM-178.3, 175.2; KM-178.3, 175.2. 7.47 grams total. The 1884 20 centavos with the “GRAMOS 5” variety is VF+ with light rainbow toning. The 1885 10 centavos is Fine, with similar toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

1846. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint, England),

1-1/4 centavos, 1874, PCGS MS66, ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on label). Restrepo-245.1; KM-173. 1.51 grams. Highly reflective, proof-like surfaces with bright luster topped by faint rainbow toning, most likely a specimen strike. PCGS #34958705. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1847. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1881, VF details /

surface hairlines. Restrepo-248.41; KM-143.2a. Light surface hairlines,

rims partially weak from wear, lightly gold toned. NGC #2818123006. Estimate: $70-$100.

countermark (1845, Type III) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1777 (assayer not visible). KM-36. 5.40

grams. VF double countermark on Fine host coin, decent host coin details, old scratches at top around hole (done after countermarking). Estimate: $80-$120.

1852. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Liberty head / ceiba tree double

countermark (1845, Type III) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1798MF. KM-37. 5.22 grams. VF double counter-

mark on VG host coin, a few light hairlines on obverse, orange toning in recessed areas. Estimate: $80-$120.

1853. Costa Rica, 2 reales, Liberty head / ceiba tree double

countermark (1845, Type III) on a Spanish colonial bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818 (assayer not visible). KM-unl. 4.81

grams. Fine double countermark on well-circulated and toned Good Spanish colonial 2 reales, an unusual combination not listed in KM as most Type III countermarks were applied to mainland Spain coins. Estimate: $80-$120.

Type VI

1854. Costa Rica, 2 reales, lion countermark (1849-57, Type

VI) on a Central American Republic 2 reales 1849JB. KM-77.

5.79 grams. Mostly complete VF countermark on a VF host in 0.75

silver, some areas of weakness on the host but with good remaining design elements, brown (almost brass-like) toning throughout. Estimate: $100-$150.

1855. Costa Rica, 1 real, lion countermark (1849-57, Type

VI) on a Central American Republic 1 real 1849JB. KM-72a.

2.81 grams. Complete VF countermark on Fine host with some areas

of weakness, surface hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Types VIII and IX

1868. Costa Rica, 10 centimos, 1946BN, PCGS UNC detail

1856. Lot of two Costa Rica counterstamped issues from

1923: 1 colon (Type IX) on a 50 centimos 1902CY; and 50 centimos (Type VIII) on a 25 centavos 1889-HEATON BIRMM. KM-164; 159. 16.13 grams total. Pair of revalued Costa Rican

coins, the 1 colon a cleaned AU (both counterstamp and host) while the 50 centimos has a lustrous AU counterstamp on a VF host. Estimate: $80-$120.

Costa Rica (Republic)

/ lacquer, ex-Fred Mayer. KM-180. 2.03 grams. Well-struck details, lacquered surfaces preserving original mint color and luster, faint brown toning on reverse (alloy mixture error?). PCGS #34946912. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1869. Costa Rica, 5 centimos, 1929, PCGS MS65 RD, exFred Mayer. KM-169. 1.03 grams. Beautiful, smooth surfaces with

significant luster, faint fingerprint on obverse at 2 o’clock, purple toning starting to form around rims. PCGS #34946909. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

1857. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1880GW. KM-124. 12.69 grams. 1870. Costa Rica, 5 centimos, 1940, PCGS UNC detail / AXF with traces of luster, light surface hairlines, splashes of light toning. Estimate: $75-$110.

lacquer. KM-151. 1.00 gram. Fully detailed though lacquered, thus pre-

CB); 25c 1887GW (GW to right), 1889-HEATON BIRMM and 1893-HEATON BIRMM; 10c 1890-HEATON BIRMM, 1905-GCR, 1914-GCR and 1917-GCR; 5c 1886/5GW, 1890-HEATON BIRMM (2) and 1905-GCR. 51.06 grams total.

metal), Costa Rica Railway (1870s); 5 centavos (copper), Maria E. de Quezada, 1868. 6.33 grams total. The railway token

serving the original surfaces. PCGS #34946911. Estimate: $60-$90.

1858. Lot of twelve Costa Rican minors: 50c 1885GW (no 1871. Lot of two Costa Rican tokens: 10 centavos (white

Group of better Costa Rican minors grading between VF and UNC, some lightly cleaned, best ones being the 10c 1914-GCR and 5c 1890-HEATON BIRMM, which are UNC. Estimate: $350-$500.

1859. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1865GW, NGC XF 40. KM111. Beautifully rainbow toned with hues of red, blue, and purple, no

problems. NGC #4687761-011. Estimate: $100-$150.

1860. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1875GW, PCGS AU55,

ex-Mayer (stated on label). KM-120. 2.47 grams. Gold toned with

muted luster, light wear on high points, nicest specimen we have seen. PCGS #34946748. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1861. Costa Rica, 5 centavos, 1887GW, PCGS AU55. KM-125.

was struck around the time of the inauguration of the Costa Rican Railway and grades VF with light hairlines; the Quezada vale token is struck on a smoothed-down Costa Rican 1 centavo of 1864-65 and grades VF. Estimate: $70-$100.

Cuba

1872. Cuba (Trinidad/Santiago/Principe), 2 reales, lattice

countermark (1841) on a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813IJ. KM-2. 5.64 grams. Bold countermark on a detailed

VG host with surface hairlines. Estimate: $80-$120.

Danish West Indies

1873. Danish West Indies, contemporary (circulating) coun-

terfeit in silvered bronze of a 12 skilling of 1764. KM-6.2 for

1.26 grams. Lustrous piece with rainbow toning in fields, light hairlines

genuine. 3.55 grams. AU with even wear showing bronze underneath on high points, silvering mostly intact and lustrous. Estimate: $100-$150.

1862. Costa Rica, 50 centimos, 1903JCV. KM-143. 9.91 grams.

El Salvador

1863. Costa Rica, silver 10 centavos, 1917, PCGS AU58,

Fully Mint State in our opinion though with moderate bagmarks, considerable luster and with gold toning forming around the rims. ANACS #6025022. Estimate: $100-$150.

on reverse. PCGS #34946747. Estimate: $60-$90.

Struck using dies produced at the Philadelphia mint. Cleaned XF/AU, some luster remaining, mixed orange and purple toning around rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

ex-Fred Mayer. KM-148. 2.02 grams. Lustrous, proof-like surfaces and strong details, reverse mostly rainbow toned with obverse not far behind. PCGS #34946904. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $70-$100.

1864. Costa Rica, brass 10 centavos, 1917, ex-Mayer. KM-

149.2. 1.98 grams. Toned XF, a few old scratches on obverse, well-struck design. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

1865. Costa Rica, brass 5 centavos, 1917. KM-147. 1.05 grams.

AU, weakly struck and off-center, small planchet flaws on reverse, even brown toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1866. Costa Rica, red brass 25 centimos, 1945. KM-181a. 3.51

grams. One-year wartime issue. AU, struck using rusted dies, small

spots of verdigris on obverse, dark brown color from additional copper added to the brass composition. Estimate: $80-$120.

1867. Costa Rica, 10 centimos, 1929, PCGS MS65 RB, ex-

Fred Mayer. KM-170. 2.00 grams. Sharply struck, pleasing lustrous surfaces with a blend of red and red-brown color, no problems. PCGS #34946910. Pedigreed to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $70-$100.

1874. El Salvador, 1 peso, 1904, ANACS AU 55. KM-115.1.

Great Britain

1875. Stafford, England, penny, Henry II (1154-1189), Class A (struck 1158-63), NGC Fine 15. Sp-1337. 1.43 grams. Partially complete design due to a weak strike, nice toning, the type tops out at VF in the NGC census. NGC #4334011-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1876. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, George II, 1745, with LIMA below bust, PCGS XF details / scratch. Popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish off the coast of Peru in the early 1740s, a few old scratches on the reverse, dark gray toning around design elements. PCGS #83285261. Estimate: $125-$200.

Sp-3703; KM-583.2.

1877. Great Britain (London, England), sixpence, George II, 1746, with LIMA below bust, PCGS XF40. Sp-3710A; ESC-1618;

Popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish off the coast of Peru in the early 1740s, lightly cleaned with a few minor marks and dings, grayish toning in fields. PCGS# 83285252. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-582.3.

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1878. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, Victoria, 1891. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1792M, ex1887, Jubilee head, NGC UNC details / surface hairlines.

High-grade, well-struck piece with great details, light hairlines from cleaning, bold dark toning across top with hints of reds and blues towards the center. NGC #2711811-009. Estimate: $80-$120.

Sp-3926; ESC-1351; KM-761.

1879. Great Britain (London, England), florin (2 shillings), George V, 1911, NGC AU 58. Sp-4012; KM-817. First year for the

type, faint wear on high points and light scratches on reverse, very lustrous, blast white with no toning. NGC #4334010-011. Estimate: $75-$110.

Guatemala (colonial)

Richard Stuart. KM-51; CT-915. 6.51 grams. VF with cleaned surfaces, well struck with good details, hints of toning around edges. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $60-$90.

1892. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1781P, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-33.2; CT-1470. 3.18 grams. Fine with hairlines on obverse,

weak center strike. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1893. Lot of four Guatemala 1/4R: 1796, 1798, 1807, and

1819. KM-59 and 72; CT-1360, 1362, 1371 and 1444. 3.35 grams total. VF-AU, some exhibiting cleaning and/or small marks, all fairly well detailed. Estimate: $80-$120.

Guatemala (countermarked)

Pillars

1880. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1761P. KM-26; 1894. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark with cleaned surfaces starting to retone with orange hues. Estimate: $125-$200.

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 174(?)V. KM-111.3. 26.57 grams. Bold and deep VF+ countermark on

CT-1053. 13.13 grams. VF+

pillars weak with incomplete hole at 5 o’clock. Estimate: $100-$150.

1882. Guatemala, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J. KM-20;

(Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (172)2Y. KM-100. 26.77 grams. Choice, bold XF countermark

CT-1044. 13.36 grams. VF

1881. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1770P. KM-26; lower cross bar of holed AVG host, upper quadrants of cross visible, with crude hole, some light hairlines, faint colorful toning around letters. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-463. 6.28 grams. Evenly worn VG with contrast between dark fields

1895. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

1883. Guatemala, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1764P. KM-25;

on VG host near center of cross side, holed at 3 o’clock, some areas of weakness on both sides yet detailed enough to recover host coin date. Estimate: $125-$200.

1884. Guatemala, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1767P, ex-

Guatemala (Central American Republic)

and lighter high points. Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-1235. 6.39 grams. Cleaned Fine with hole at 11 o’clock, rims somewhat weak. Estimate: $80-$120.

Richard Stuart. KM-25; CT-816. 6.42 grams. Fine with tooled plug at

6 o’clock, struck slightly off-center, faint rainbow toning throughout. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1885. Guatemala, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1771P, exRichard Stuart. KM-25; CT-1242. 6.48 grams. Fine with a few old marks, unusual die flaw around ET IND R on obverse, struck slightly offcenter. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

1886. Guatemala, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1760P.

KM-16;

Final date for the type, in Good grade but with most details still visible, good contrast between toned fields and design elements. Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-1452. 2.87 grams.

1887. Lot of two Guatemala, pillar 1/2R, both ex-Richard

Stuart: Ferdinand VI, 1755, and Charles III, 1763. KM-15 and

The 1755 grades VG; the 1763 is Fine with a stripped hole. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 23; CT-624 and 1667. 2.75 grams total.

1896. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1824M, NGC XF details / surface hairlines. KM-4. Lightly cleaned with bright luster, good detail in leaves of ceiba tree, hints of gold toning around rims, thick die crack through E in CENTRO going into sunrays. NGC #3348810-001. Estimate: $175-$250.

1897. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1842/37MA. KM-4. 26.61 grams. Cleaned XF, rims slightly weak, decent ceiba tree details. Estimate: $200-$300.

1898. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1 real, 1824M. KM-3. 3.31 grams. VF+ with some old scratches, darkly rainbow toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1899. Lot of Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4R: 1843, 1842/29, 1840/30, and 1831. KM-1. 3.08 grams total. Grades between VF and AU, some lightly cleaned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1900. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1888. Guatemala, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III, 1768. KM-23; 1844. KM-1. 0.77 gram. UNC with light hairlines, blast white and CT-1669. 1.48 grams. Holed VG, broad planchet. Estimate: $80-$120. lustrous. Estimate: $100-$150.

Busts

1889. Guatemala, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1792M. KM-52;

Fine, the majority of surfaces with dark rainbow toning. Estimate: $100-$150. CT-783. 13.17 grams.

1890. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772P. KM-34.1;

CT-1243. 7.18 grams. Cleaned VF, a few marks in fields, dark gold / green toning around rims, slightly overweight (even for a Guatemalan issue). Estimate: $70-$100.

Guatemala (Republic)

1901. Guatemala (struck by Heaton mint, England), 4 reales, 1894-H, ex-Richard Stuart. KM-168.1. 12.51 grams. Lustrous AU+ with hairlines, light gold toning throughout. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Haiti

1902. Haiti, proof 50 gourdes, 1973, NGC PF65.

KM-105.

Deep rainbow toning over smooth Proof surfaces. NGC #2189212006. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Honduras (State of Honduras)

1913. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III,

(provisional), 1833F, PROVISINAL error (contemporary counterfeit). KM-19 for genuine. 4.53 grams. As the Standard Catalog

with partial 7 diagonal within upper loop of 8 (Yonaka #M05-68a), die clash evidence on obverse (mintmark and top of pillar appear along right side). Estimate: $80-$120.

1903. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, very low-silver 2 reales 1768/7M. KM-68 for Type. 1.69 grams. Well-struck XF, clear overdate

notes, “coins dated 1833 struck in copper, with or without silvering, are common early counterfeits; A common variety contains a legend error… PROVISINAL… on the obverse.” VF with some silvering remaining, struck slightly off-center, spots of verdigris, old scratch near denomination, well-defined legends. Estimate: $80-$120.

1904. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, low-silver 2 reales (provisional), 1847G. KM-19a. 4.97 grams. VF/XF, some PVC residue, grease-filled die error in legend on reverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

Busts

1914. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1796FM.

KM-109; CT-690. 26.93 grams. AU with surface hairlines, bright rainbow toning over luster. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1915. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII

transitional (“armored” bust), 1810HJ.

KM-110; CT-543. 26.59 grams. XF, some old bagmarks, once cleaned and now toned over

Honduras (Republic)

with brilliant rainbow colors. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection.

1905. Lot of four Honduras 10 centavos, 1884-1900. KM-49. Estimate: $100-$150. 8.95 grams. Generally crudely struck Fine to VF+, the 1900 being a 1916. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, better date. Estimate: $150-$225.

1819JJ. KM-111; CT-563. 26.76 grams. Interesting coin with evidence of

1906. Lot of two Honduras 10 centavos, 1895. KM-49, 55. 4.42 surviving a fire, VF for grade with bubbles and stress cracks in metal, grams. Set of two illustrating the regular issue (KM-49, Y21) with the

pyramid in a circle versus the mule issue (KM-55, Y22) which had the reverse from the 1871 10 centavos. The regular issue is VF while the mule is closer to VG. Estimate: $100-$150.

small spots of verdigris on obverse, dark orange color on obverse that lightens on reverse. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1917. Lot of six Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles 1907. Honduras, 2 centavos, 1910, with CENTAVOS, coin IV and Ferdinand VII: 1797FM, 1805TH, 1808TH,

alignment, NGC MS 64 RB, ex-Dana Roberts (stated on label). KM-69. Lustrous and well struck, retaining significant amounts

of original red color. Tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #4687761-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

1809TH, 1815JJ and 1821JJ. 160.37 grams total. Grading between Fine and Very Fine with full details, hairlines or other marks noted, mostly untoned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1918. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1908. Honduras, 2 centavos, 1910, struck over a Honduras 1 1816JJ. KM-93; CT-950. 6.76 grams. Cleaned AU, weakly struck area

centavo of 1908, NGC MS 63 BN. KM-69. Clear overstrike details

with partial host date of 19(08), die damage or cud at 6 o’clock on obverse, pleasing even chocolate brown toning. NGC #4687761-013. Estimate: $100-$150.

1909. Honduras, 2 centavos, 1920, NGC MS 63 BN, fin-

est known in NGC census. KM-71. Well struck with good details,

small spots of verdigris, nice brown toning. NGC #4687761-015. Estimate: $100-$150.

on shield and crown on reverse, minimal toning around legends. Estimate: $80-$120.

Mexico (War of Independence) Guadalajara

1919. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1813/2MR. KM-111.3; CT-433. 25.96 grams. Fine+ with typical crude

Italy

strike and surface porosity, some marks and scratches, portion of excess metal on reverse most likely from die damage. Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

10th anniversary of the end of World War I, NGC AU details / cleaned. KM-70. Dark rainbow toning over surfaces. NGC #4688007-

Mexico (Republic)

1910. Rome, Italy, 20 lire, Vittorio Emaneule III, 1928-R,

001. Estimate: $150-$225.

Japan

1911. Tokyo, Japan, 1 yen, Meiji 14 (1881), with Gin countermark to right (1897). KM-Y28.4. 26.87 grams. UNC, light wispy hairlines in fields, small rim ding on obverse, bright white appearance with lots of luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (colonial)

1920. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1833MJ, straight J, three dots after date. DP-Go14; KM-377.8. 26.69 grams. Well-struck XF, patchy toning with spots of gold / green color (possible chemical or environmental reaction). Pedigreed to the James Bevill collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1921. Guanajuato, Mexico, brass 1/8 real “octavo,” 1856. KM-327. 7.24 grams. Cleaned XF with typical weak strike, brass surfaces

with dark purple toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico (Revolutionary)

Pillars

1912. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, pillar minors: two 2R

(1753M, 1768M), one 1R (1750M) and seven 1/2R (1740M, 1741M, 1758M, 1753M, 1754M, 1759M [2]). 27.26 grams total.

Assorted lot in Fine to XF, some with minor marks (1740 is holed) yet fully detailed. Estimate: $200-$300.

1922. Guerrero, Mexico, silver-and-gold 1 peso, 1915. KM672. 14.29 grams. Struck by Emilio Zapata’s forces in Taxco, Guerrero, and containing 0.300 gram of fine gold (a way of off-setting the reduced silver content versus federal issues). Cleaned VF, some rim dings and old scratches, spotty gold toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Netherlands (United)

1931. Lot of two Paraguay, copper 2 centésimos, 1870-

1923. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder,

1624. KM-14.1. 26.95 grams. Popular type that circulated in New Amsterdam (now New York City) during the 17th century. Fine, good details and legends, some surface hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

Panama

SHAW: NGC MS 64 RB and MS 63 RB, ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on labels). KM-3, 2. Both well struck with sharp

details, the 64 RB-graded example being lustrous with semi-prooflike surfaces, the 63 RB being a bit more brown toned with dull luster, some carbon spotting. NGC #4687760-006, 008. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1924. Panama, 2-1/2 centésimos, 1904, NGC MS 66. KM- 1932. Paraguay, copper 1 centésimo, 1870-SHAW, NGC

Nicknamed the “Panama Pill,” this coin is the smallest coin ever struck by the US government at 10 millimeters. Only 400,000 coins were struck in 1904, the only year of minting. A gem with brilliant luster and matte, non-toned surfaces. One of just seventeen business strikes graded MS 66 with none higher in the NGC census. NGC #3480341-124. Estimate: $100-$150. 3.

1925. Lot of twenty Panama 1/2 balboas, 1953.

KM-20.

249.98 grams total. Original roll of Mint State “half dollars” struck

at the Philadelphia mint to commemorate 50 years of Panamanian independence and affiliation with the USA. One-year issue that was widely circulated in the Canal Zone and the interior of the country. Estimate: $400-$600.

1926. Lot of thirteen silver crowns and minors of Panama

from the Balboa series, 1904-1953, various denominations.

170.39 grams total. The 1931, 1934, and 1953 1 balboas grade AU or

better while the other denominations are Fine to XF, some with residue or cleaning, a couple toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

1927. Lot of five brass or base metal tokens related to Panama, ca. early 1900s. PT-465.05; PT-478.10; the rest unlisted. 24.30

grams total. Each as follows: 5 centavos / CARLOS MILLINGEN DAVID (1890-1906), VF; 10% discount, NOVEDADES ANTONIO / IV Central American and Caribbean games, 1938, XF, sediment in crevices; Uniface, incuse U.F. Co. (United Fruit Co.), holed at top, VF, verdigris in crevices; same as last but octagonal, VF; 5c / PANAMA BUFFET [San Francisco, Calif.], VF. Estimate: $100-$150.

1928. Lot of two Panama, base metal 5 cents tokens, ca. mid-1800s, S. Soracco and Domingo Vega. PT-630.05; PT-665.05.

5.61 grams. The S. Soracco issue grades XF with light PVC damage; the

Domingo Vega uniface token is VF+ with light hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

Paraguay

MS 65 RD, ex-Heaton Mint Archives (stated on labels). KM-2.

Smooth surfaces with muted luster, small spot of verdigris on obverse, faint but even purple toning. One of five in this top grade seen at NGC. NGC #4687760-004. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Peru (colonial) Busts

1933. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“imaginary” bust), 1809JP, king’s name as FERDIN. KM-106.1. 26.71 grams. Interesting second strike die rotation error with legends and

bust on obverse appearing doubled, XF with some remaining luster, light surface hairlines, some gold toning around rims and letters, rims a bit crude (typical for this date). Estimate: $100-$150.

1934. Lot of five Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII,

assayers JP, dates as follows: 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820. KM-115.1; CT-904, 905, 906, 907 and 908. 33.71 grams total. All lightly cleaned UNC with muted luster, all from the same hoard and kept together as a “mini-collection.” Pedigreed to our Auction #21, with original lot tag #1693. Estimate: $250-$375.

Peru (Republic)

1935. Lima, Peru, 1/2 sol, 1915FG, with JR below shield,

NGC MS 66. KM-203. Non-toned with brilliant luster, original surfaces. One of 13 graded MS 66 in the NGC census, none higher. NGC #702096-031. Estimate: $80-$120.

Puerto Rico

1936. Lot of five Puerto Rico brass hacienda tokens, Vega

Redonda, in denominations of 5 almud, 2 almud (three specimens) and 1/4 almud. 41.49 grams total. Generally AU or better, the 5 almud being XF+, some with verdigris and carbon spotting,

1929. Paraguay (struck at the Birmingham mint, England), most with luster and some original brass color. Estimate: $100-$150. copper 1/12 real, 1845, NGC AU 50 BN.

KM-1.1. 6.12 grams.

Considered the first official coins of Paraguay, the 1/12 real coins were struck by the Birmingham mint, contracted by Enrique Gilbert whom the Paraguayan government had entrusted with coin production. However, during the coins’ journey to Paraguay, a number were stolen, leading to a revaluation of the currency before it even officially circulated! Choice rainbow toning, mostly dark blue with hints of green and red, smooth surfaces, no problems. NGC #2741430-013. Estimate: $125-$200.

Spain

1937. Large lot of 65 Spanish milled (“pistareen”-type) 2R

(six), 1R (58) and 1/2R (one), various kings and dates. 195.39 grams total. All fairly well detailed, some with toning, no problems,

good for resale. Estimate: $600-$900.

1938. Lot of four Spanish bust-type 1/2R: Madrid,

1781/0PJ; 1789 proclamation; Madrid, 1793MF; Madrid, 1833AJ. 6.12 grams total. Higher grade than average, between XF and

1930. Asunción, Paraguay, copper 1/12 real, 1845, NGC AU, some with luster, most toned, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150. VF 35 BN. KM-1.2. 5.77 grams. Struck in Asunción with rusted dies 1939. Madrid, Spain, 5 pesetas, 1899SG-V, Alfonso XIII initially created for the Birmingham mint’s production but considerably rarer (and also struck later) than Birmingham mint examples due to limited production in Asunción following Paraguay’s cutting ties with Enrique Gilbert. Crude surfaces but nice details (rare grade), toned dark brown. NGC #2741430-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

(adolescent bust), with 18-99 inside stars, NGC MS 61. CT28; KM-707. Muted

luster, bagmarked surfaces, even faint gold toning throughout. NGC #4688007-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Switzerland

Panama

UNC details / environmental damage.

Canal” medals of 1914. HK-398. 99.34 grams total. All individually

1940. Saint Gallen, Switzerland, 1 batzen, 1813K, NGC KM-110. Light surface contaminant on the obverse side, somewhat lustrous, high points dark (from billon alloy). NGC #4688007-006. Estimate: $80-$120.

1941. Graubunden, Switzerland, 1 batzen, 1836HB, normal 1, NGC AU 55. KM-14. Muted luster, a few minor marks, high points dark. NGC #4688007-005. Estimate: $125-$200.

numbered (2760, 2772, 4216 and 13635). During the inauguration of the canal, all 50,000 medals to be issued were shipped aboard the Cristobal, the first ship to pass through the canal. AU or better, one with rim dings, another with small spots of verdigris, all with some degree of brown toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1949. Panama, brass diamond-shaped metal check, I.C.C.

Uruguay

1942. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), 1 peso, 1917, Artigas.

1948. Lot of four Panama brass “Opening of the Panama

First and only year of issue, lustrous UNC with proof-like (though bagmarked) fields, non-toned. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-23. 24.82 grams.

1943. Uruguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), cop-

per 1 centésimo, 1869-H, NGC MS 64 RD, ex-Heaton Mint Archives. KM-11. Lustrous with smooth, original surfaces, small areas

of toning. According to the NGC census, only four of twenty in Mint State have been designated as Red. NGC #4687760-011. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Various Countries

1944. Lot of ten silver and copper minors with various

countermarks, 1700s-1800s, some possibly rare. 50.69 grams total. Interesting mixture including a VF “black dogg” on a 1789-A

billon 2 sous, a detailed VF CP c/m on a Coronet Head large cent (1816-39), and a crude yet detailed HT-in-rectangle cartouche on a Lima, Peru 2 reales of 1805. Estimate: $500-up.

Medals and Decorations

Engineering & Construction Department, early-1900s. Rulau-

CZ-A74; Plowman-CZ-1.1. 9.82 grams. Metal check issued to a worker on the Panama Canal sometime between 1904 and 1914. Plowman notes that “these may have been early employee ID checks, before the general issuing of metal checks in August, 1905. They may have also been tool checks, or even used to track other equipment.” Worn, full details visible, some gilding in recessed letters, spots of verdigris, possible wax writing on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1950. Lot of four Panama brass railroad work checks, early to mid-1900s. Plowman-CK-7.1 (3); CK-15.1. 41.97 grams total. Three

large, circular identification checks (serial numbers 52102, 54800, and 59484) for Panama Railroad employees who were also, by extension, U.S. government employees. Plowman says these “were used probably starting in August, 1905 through January, 1915.” In early 1915, the checks were to be turned in for new Panama canal issues. Any checks not returned were assessed a 50 cent fine per check. These three show signs of use and cleaning but are intact and detailed, minor bulging in center from reverse number punches, some spots of pitting. Also included is a Balboa Machine Shops pear-shaped check (serial number 3004), supposedly issued sometime around the 1960s or 1970s, with slight bend near hole, otherwise no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1951. Lot of nine miscellaneous base-metal medals (some

Great Britain

1945. Lot of two Great Britain white metal medals, 1694

to ca. 1820s. 38.72 grams total. Each as follows: William and Mary, bombardment of the French coast by Sir Cloudesley Shovell, 1694, by Philipp Heinrich Mueller, with William III as Jupiter in Roman general’s armor, IOVI TONANTI (Jupiter Thunders) above with GUILIELMO III D / G M BRITANN / REGI on obverse, reverse with sunface above bombardment scene, URBES ASPICIT ACCENSAS; NEC TANTOSSUSTINET AESTUS above and VIBRATA IN MARITIMAS / GALLIAE URBES / GULMINA / 1694, plus edge lettering VANGIONVM NEMETVMOVE VRBES VLCISCITVR ANGLVS, DISCE TIMEREGRAVES NVNCLVDOVICE VICES (FM), VF with some spots of porosity, typical copper plug at 6 o’clock; London, England, chronology of the Kings of England medal, ca. 1820s, by Halliday, with list of rulers of England from the Romans to Harold II (1065) on obverse, reverse with list of rulers of England from William the Conqueror (1066) to George IV (1820); XF, some luster, minor edge damage. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico

1946. Oaxaca, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, Charles

IV, 1789. Grove-C92; Herrera-174. 6.73 grams. AU, dark yet colorful toning, bold design elements. Estimate: $100-$150.

US) concerning the Panama Canal, Pan-American Exposition (1901), Panama Pacific Exposition (1915) and IV Central American and Caribbean games (1938). 129.23 grams total. Most

AU-UNC, a few closer to VF or XF, some with toning, no major problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1952. Lot of three large medals (base metal) commemorating Thatcher Ferry Bridge in Panama (1962), Panama Canal (1964) and New York World’s Fair (1965). 441.47 grams total.

The Panama Canal and the New York World’s Fair medals both grade UNC (rim ding on the Canal medal), and the Thatcher Ferry bridge medal grades AU. Estimate: $200-$300.

1953. Panama, large silver medal, 1914-2014, 100th an-

niversary of the Panama Canal Pilots Association. 652 grams total. Gem Proof, no problems, mintage of just 855 pieces. Housed in large plastic capsule and wooden box with printing on top. Estimate: $400-$600.

U.S. Coins, Medals and Paper Money Silver

1947. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, silver proclamation medal, 1954. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Capped Bust, Charles IV, 1790. Grove-C192; Herrera-247. 4.64 grams. AU, light surface

granulation, colorful toning over muted luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

1809. 13.11 grams. VF, small edge nick at 2 o’clock, a few old scratches, dark toning with lighter shades over wear. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1955. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 silver eagle, 2001, PCGS Gem UNC / 9-11-01 WTC Ground Zero Recovery. This coin,

along with others, was recovered from the Bank of Nova Scotia vaults beneath 4 World Trade Center around two months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Estimate: $75-$110.

Medals

1956. Lot of eight brass / gilt brass / silver US “so-called dollars,” Panama-Pacific International and Panama Canal Completion Exposition medals, 1914-5, San Francisco and San Diego, California. HK-415 (3); 415A; 416; 426; 428 (2). 137.30

grams total. Medals of various designs but all commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal, most XF-UNC (Tower of Jewels / Minerva without cartouche example being VF), some with spots of verdigris and/or light hairlines, the two proof-like battleship / Minerva examples and the silver Uncle Sam / chip medal being scarcer pieces. Estimate: $125-$200.

1957. Lot of eleven base metal US “so-called dollars,”

Panama-Pacific Exposition Fund state medals, 1915, San Francisco, California. HK-403; 404; 406 (4); 407; 409; 411. 245.50 grams

Paper Money / Confederate States

1962. Lot of five Civil War-era notes, 1863-64. Group consist-

ing of some larger Confederate denominations in addition to a US fractional note (a necessity issue due to lack of small-denomination coinage during the war): Richmond, CSA, $100, 17-2-1864, series I, serial 97354, plate D-D, Fine, edge tear in top center; Richmond, CSA, $100, 17-2-1864, series II, serial 1562, plate B-B, Fine, light soiling; Richmond, CSA, $20, 17-2-1864, series IX, serial 52035, plate D, Fine, pinhole at center; Richmond, CSA, $10, 17-2-1864, serial 143247, plate F-F, Fine, missing bottom right corner, pinholes; USA (Washington, D.C.), 50 cents, 3-3-1863, 2nd series, VG/Fine, internal tear, missing surcharge notations (most likely faded off). Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $125-$200.

Paper Money / Philippines

1963. Manila, Philippines, Treasury Certificate, 10 pesos,

ND (1944), series 66, serial F11662014, “VICTORY” overprint. SCWPM-97. Popular “Victory” issue issued in 1944 to commemorate General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. Pressed VF with good paper and ink color. Estimate: $90-$135.

total. States represented: Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana (4), Maryland, Montana and Oregon (3). Generally AU or better, a few with verdigris and small marks, the Maryland issue with added loop. Estimate: $250-$375.

World Paper Money

Exposition “Opening of the Panama Canal” medals, 1915, San Francisco, California. HK-400 (5). 76.93 grams total. Mostly AU

pesos remainder, 1-1-1889, series B, serial 022010. SCWPM-

Argentina

1958. Lot of five brass US “so-called dollars,” Panama-Pacific 1964. Córdoba, Argentina, Banco Provincial de Córdoba, 5

or better, one being cleaned XF with porosity, another with an added loop. Estimate: $150-$225.

Paper Money

Fractional Currency

1959. USA (Washington, D.C.), Treasury Department, 15 cents, 3-3-1863, third issue, with watermark. Fr-1267; KL-3332.

Crisp VF note with large, red shield and USUS watermarked paper, no problems. Estimate: $80-$120.

Obsoletes

1960. Columbia, South Carolina, State of South Carolina, $1, 2-3-1872, serial 394, PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ.

Cr-13.

Excellent ink colors, choice margins and edges, high-quality paper as noted by PCGS with the PPQ designation. PCGS #59007807. Estimate: $100-$150.

1961. Lot of three US obsolete notes (Louisiana, Michigan and South Carolina), 1840s-1873. Haxby-LA105G32; unl.; Cr-14. An

interesting group representing three obsolete notes from three opposing corners of the United States: New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans Canal & Banking Co., $20 remainder, 18XX (1840s), UNC, toned paper; Adrian, Michigan, The Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad Bank, $2, 1-8-1873, series B, serial 1122, VF; Columbia, South Carolina, State of South Carolina, $2, 1-12-1873, series B, serial 2274, UNC, cross cut cancelled and with blue stamp cancellation, light stains in top margin. Estimate: $150-$225.

S742r. Pressed VF with pinhole at top left, pleasing color. Estimate: $100-$150.

1965. Lot of three Gualeguaychú, Argentina, blank money

orders, 18XX (ca. late 1800s). Group of three blank money orders from the Banco Oxandaburu y Garbino and its successor, the Banco Domingo Garbino. All XF/AU, without counterfoil to left, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1966. Lot of five Buenos Aires, Argentina, Francisco

Miranda, centésimo remainder notes, ND (ca. late 1800searly 1900s). Set of five denominations from a scrip series issued by

Francisco Miranda. 10 centésimos, VF, hole; 8 centésimos, VF, tear; 6 centésimos, VF/XF; 4 centésimos, AU; 2 centésimos, VF+, edge damage. Estimate: $100-$150.

1967. Lot of three Argentina, Banco Central, 1,000 pesos

printer’s essays, 28-3-1935. SCWPM-unl. Rare set of three printer’s essays for an unreleased 1,000 pesos note from 1935. The set consists of an obverse featuring Liberty holding a torch with a farmer plowing his field in the background on matte paper, the underprint color design, and the reverse depicting Juan de Garay’s founding of Buenos Aires in 1580 (the last two on glossy paper). All exhibit minor handling and the same corner bends as seen on other essays from this denomination. Estimate: $125-$200.

Bolivia

1968. La Paz, Bolivia, Banco Central (1928) overprint on

Banco de la Nación Boliviana, 100 bolivianos, 11-5-1911, series A, serial 009439. SCWPM-117a. Overprinted with bank’s

new title on a previous emission. VF with light stains, bold note and overprint color. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Brazil

1978. Trujillo City, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 50

1969. Brasilia, Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 5 mil reis, no

date (1936), estampa 19, series 445, serial 022555, estampa and serial together, PMG Choice XF 45 EPQ. CDO-R100b;

SCWPM-29b. Amato, Neves, and Schutz note in Cedulas Do Brasil that

this series released sometime in 1936. Some handling present, crisp paper quality with original paper wave, well-centered printing. PMG #1610460-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

Chile

1970. Santiago, Chile, República de Chile, 2 pesos, 22-12-

1916, serial 694195. SCWPM-17. With Type 1 and 2 handstamps.

Crisp XF, bold color. Estimate: $80-$120.

Colombia

1971. Socorro, Colombia, Banco del Norte, 5 pesos remain-

der, 1-1-1882, PMG Choice XF 45. Parra-DP8216; SCWPM-S682r. The Banco del Norte was founded in Socorro on 25 September, 1881, to provide banking services after the closure of the Banco de Santander in 1880. Decent cut, vivid black ink, minor foreign substance noted by PMG. PMG #1622927-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

1972. Bogotá, Colombia, República de Colombia, 25 pesos, April 1904, serial 1271004. Parra-DP2679; SCWPM-313. Fine with

pesos oro, ND (1947-50), serial 086483.

SCWPM-64a. Pressed VF, good paper color, printed by the American Bank Note Company and resembling a US dollar. Estimate: $100-$150.

1979. Lot of three Trujillo City, Dominican Republic, Banco Central, 10 pesos oro, ND (1956-59). SCWPM-83a, 82 (2). Trio of Trujillo-era circulated 10 pesos: ND (1956), serial B757923, Fine+; ND (1959), serial 423974A, F/VF, circulation soiling; ND (1959), serial 435985A, Fine+, small rust stain, soiling. Estimate: $125-$200.

Ecuador

1980. Quito, Ecuador, Banco Central, 500 sucres, 8-6-1988, series GX, serial 07214631, missing reverse printing error.

SCWPM-124a. Interesting error with a complete obverse including series and serial numbers, yet missing any printing on the reverse besides the underprint. Crisp AU, only a small area of handling in upper left corner to note, bright colors. Estimate: $70-$100.

Falkland Islands

1981. Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands, 1 pound, 20-2-1974, serial E74395, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-8b. Great centering, deserving of EPQ designation from PMG. PMG #8049731-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

paper pull on obverse, single pinhole in lower margin, desirable Co- 1982. Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands,

1 pound, 20-2-1974, serial E74396, PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ. SCWPM-8b. Printed by Thomas de la Rue in England, then

lombian type in any grade. Estimate: $100-$150.

Cuba

1973. Havana, Cuba, El Banco Español de la Isla de Cuba,

uncut sheet of six 10 centavos, 15-2-1897, series K, serial 0708246-0708250, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-52.

Printed by the American Bank Note Company in strips with perforation, allowing for notes to be removed at will. PMG #8049394-002. Estimate: $70-$100. 1974. Lot of fourteen Havana, Cuba notes, 1869-97. Group of early Cuban issues, mostly minor denominations and well circulated (some with tears, stains, etc.). Four notes from the 1896 series issue contained in a 1938-dated promotional brochure. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $80-$120. 1975. Lot of 23 Havana, Cuba notes, 1949-68. Group of mid-20th century Cuban issues, both pre- and post-revolution series. Grades between Fine to AU. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $100-$150. 1976. Lot of 39 Havana, Cuba notes, 1983-2015. Group of Banco Nacional and Banco Central issues as well as three exchange certificates, one peso convertibles, a 20 pesos travelers check, and 13 Casa de la Moneda de Cuba promotional notes. Grades between Fine up to UNC. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $100-$150.

Dominican Republic

shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. Excellent printing and color. PMG #8049731-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

1983. Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands, 50 pence, 25-9-1969, serial D19193, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-10a. Fully original and high quality. PMG #8049731004. Estimate: $80-$120.

1984. Falkland Islands, Government of the Falkland Islands, 50 pence, 25-9-1969, serial D19194, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ. SCWPM-10a. Next note in sequence with prior lot, also high grade, no problems. PMG #8049731-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

Guatemala

1985. Lot of three Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Banco de

Occidente pesos, 1912-16.

SCWPM-S179a; S176b; S173c. Colorful series produced by the American Bank Note Company for the Banco de Occidente: 20 pesos, 6-11-1912, serial 542614, Fine, light soiling; 5 pesos, 1-8-1916, serial 2487358, VF, bright ink; 1 peso, 1-8-1914, serial 1507342, VF, small rust stains, last date issued according to Standard Catalog. Estimate: $125-$200.

1986. Lot of two Guatemala notes: Banco Americano, 1 peso,

25-6-1918, series A, serial 1341615; Banco Internacional, 1 peso, 5-4-1920, series 2A, serial 1703487, PCGS VF 30.

Banco Americano note grades Fine with some circulation soiling, bold black ink. Banco Internacional note graded by PCGS (PCGS #80447557) and with strong embossing as seen through the holder. Estimate: $100-$150.

SCWPM-S111b, S153a.

1977. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Banco de la Compañía de Crédito, 2 pesos remainder, 188X (1880s), series E, serial 014570. SCWPM-S104. AU, minor handling along right side,

great ink color. Scarcer than the lower denomination peso or 50 and 25 centavos. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1987. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala overprint on Banco overprint, UNC; República del Paraguay, 1 peso, 28-1-1916, serial

Central, 1 quetzal, 12-8-1946, serial 6918643 / K410446.

SCWPM-20. Only date listed in the Standard Catalog for this 1946 provisional issue representing the changeover from the Banco Central to the Banco de Guatemala. VF with good color, small rust stain in left margin. Estimate: $60-$90.

Italy

006005, 5 POCs, UNC; Banco Central, 1 peso, 25-3-1952, with red SPECIMEN overprint, three “160” punch cancellations, AU+, minor foreign substance on bottom margin. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $100-$150.

1995. Lot of eight Paraguay, various issuers, centavos, 1883-1910s. Each note as follows: 50 centavos, Banco Nacional, 1-1-1886, series B, serial 37670, VF; 20 centavos, Banco Nacional,

1988. Italy, Banca d’Italia, 10,000 lire, 2-11-1961, serial 31-10-1883, series E, serial 10693, VG/Fine, edge tear; 10 centavos,

H20275094. SCWPM-89d. Popular large (125 mm by 245 mm) Italian note with Carli-Ripa signatures, highest denomination issued in the 1948 emission. VF, light stains, great ink and paper color. Estimate: $100-$150.

Paraguay

1989. Lot of 62 Paraguay, Banco Central notes, 1952-2005. Large lot of guaranies, from the Law of 1952 issue to modern day series. Various signature combinations and varieties present, of interest is a ND (1952) 1,000 guaranies (SCWPM-191a) in Fine, some crisp UNC modern issues, and a NC (1952) 10 guaranies (SCWPM-187c) with low serial number B0000626. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $80-$120.

1990. Lot of three Paraguay, Junta Fiscalizadora, Emisión de Estado overprint notes, 11-1-1912. SCWPM-129, Pratt-A.A.24; SCWPM-125 (2), Pratt-A.A.22 (2). Overprinted

issues intended to finance military purchases from Buenos Aires: 10 pesos, overprint on Banco de la República, 26-12-1907, series A, serial 0206786, straight 2 in overprint date variety, VF; 2 pesos, overprint on República del Paraguay, 14-7-1903, serial 367256, Fine; 2 pesos, overprint, on República del Paraguay, 14-7-1903, serial 422666, AU. Estimate: $125-$200.

1991. Paraguay, República del Paraguay, 100 pesos fuertes specimen, 25-10-1923, SPECIMEN overprint. SCWPM-168s; Pratt-MS.110. Two POCs. UNC, good centering and heavily embossed.

Estimate: $100-$150.

Banco Nacional, 31-10-1883, series F, Fine, staple hole; 10 centavos, Banco Nacional, 31-10-1883, series Q, serial 35151, VF; 5 centavos, Banco Nacional, 1-1-1886, series C, serial 02315, VG; 5 centavos, Banco Nacional, 1-1-1886, series J, serial 62481, Fine; 10 centavos, Asunción Tramway Light & Power Co., ND (ca. 1910s), series B, serial 116809, VF; Asunción Tramway Light & Power Co., ND (ca. 1910s), series A, serial 259353, Fine, stain. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $100-$150.

Peru

1996. Lima, Peru, Banco Nacional, 5 soles, 10-9-1877, serial

25108. SCWPM-S323. VG/Fine, some foxing and rust stains present plus a few pinholes to note, but overall appealing color and design. Estimate: $100-$150.

1997. Lima, Peru, Banco Nacional, 1 sol, 10-9-1877, serial

55875. SCWPM-S321. Fine with rust stains, pinholes, bold authorization stamp on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1998. Lima, Peru, Junta de Vigilancia, 5 centavos, 17-81917, series B, serial 106345. SCWPM-29. XF, great paper quality,

no problems. Estimate: $60-$90.

Russia

1999. Lot of eleven Russia and USSR-sphere notes, ca.

1918-1942. SCWPM-201. Group of Russia and other USSR-related bank notes, including issues from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Estonia

1992. Paraguay, República del Paraguay, 50 pesos fuertes along with a 1942-dated occupational Ukraine (Reichskommissariat

specimen, 30-12-1920, SPECIMEN overprint. Pratt-MS.94. Two

SCWPM-151s;

POCs. Crisp AU, colorful with only trivial handling around margins. Estimate: $100-$150.

1993. Lot of 29 Paraguay, República del Paraguay notes,

1923-43. Large lot consisting mostly of the Law of 1920 & 1923

issues. Highlights include the 100 pesos, 1936 issue with GonzalezPedretti signatures in Fine, a desirable 50 centavos, 18-11-1899, Cazal-Solalinde signatures in VF/XF, and a transitional 1 guarani overprint on a 100 pesos, 25-10-1923 (1943 overprint issue) in VF. Personal inspection recommended; no returns on this lot. Estimate: $125-$200.

1994. Lot of ten Paraguay, various issuers, specimens, 1916-

52. Five-note Franklin Mint set consisting of Banco Central, 10,000,

5,000, 1,000, 500, and 100 guaranies, 25-3-1952, with matching 005312 serial numbers, all UNC; Banco Central, 10 guaranies, 253-1952, with red MUESTRA SIN VALOR overprint, UNC; Banco Central, 10 guaranies, 25-3-1952, 2 POCs, with Thomas de la Rue stamps and red SPECIMEN overprint, specimen no. 91, UNC; Banco Central, 5 guaranies, 25-3-1952, with red MUESTRA SIN VALOR

Ukraine) 100 karbovanet. Grades between VF-AU. Estimate: $100$150.

Spain

2000. Madrid, Spain, Banco de España, 1,000 pesetas, 2911-1957, serial 1M6038177, Ferdinand and Isabella issue, PMG Choice UNC 64. SCWPM-149a. Nice margins and strong

embossing, good color overall with a popular central vignette depicting Ferdinand and Isabella. PMG #8049394-001. Estimate: $70-$100.

Uruguay

2001. Lot of three Montevideo, Uruguay, Banco de la

República Oriental notes of 14-8-1935: 500 (2) and 100 pesos. SCWPM-32a, 32b, 31a. Trio of 1935 notes as follows: 500 pesos, serial 31597, two signature titles, Fine, prominent watermark, scarce type; 500 pesos, serial 188013, three signature titles, Fine; 100 pesos, serial 666643, VF, great paper quality. Estimate: $125-$200.

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