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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

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

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LIVE FLOOR AND INTERNET AUCTION DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Orlando - Disney Springs™ 2305 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830-2811

Saturday, November 12, 2016 Session I: 9:00 am est Session II: 2:30 pm est Session III: 8:30 pm est

Sunday, November 13, 2016 Session IV: 9:00 am est

Monday, November 14, 2016

Session V: 1:00 pm est (Internet Only) Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

P.O. Box 1964 Winter Park, FL 32790 U.S.A. (407) 975-3325 • Fax (407) 975-3327 www.SedwickCoins.com

Bid LIVE at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com Auction and catalog production by Daniel Sedwick, Augi García-Barneche, Cori Sedwick Downing, Connor Falk and Michelle B. Heidt Daniel Frank Sedwick, licensed Florida auctioneer #AU3635, AB2592 © All images and text are copyright of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2016. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents SECTION LOTS PAGES Shipwreck Histories ......................................................................................................... 8-17 SESSION I: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00 AM EST Gold Cobs (by mint) .................................................................................1-80 ............... 19-41 World Gold Coins (by country) ................................................................81-201 ........... 41-59 Shipwreck Ingots ......................................................................................202-225 ......... 60-68 Shipwreck Silver Coins (chronologically by wreck) ...................................226-554 ......... 69-125 SESSION II: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 2:30 PM EST Silver cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ............................................................555-701 ......... 127-153 Silver cobs of Lima, Peru ...........................................................................702-734 ......... 153-160 Silver cobs of Potosí, Bolivia ......................................................................735-1082 ....... 160-215 Other Silver Cobs (by country) .................................................................1083-1107 ..... 215-220 SESSION III: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 8:30 PM EST World Silver Coins (by country) ................................................................1108-1365 ..... 221-260 SESSION IV: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:00 AM EST Ancient Coins ............................................................................................1366-1399 ..... 261-265 U.S. Coins .................................................................................................1400-1439 ..... 265-269 Medals and Tokens.....................................................................................1440-1499 ..... 270-283 Paper Money ..............................................................................................1500-1623 ..... 284-305 Documents ................................................................................................1624-1629 ..... 306-308 Shipwreck Artifacts ....................................................................................1630-1649 ..... 309-317 Non-Wreck Artifacts ..................................................................................1650-1694 ..... 317-333 SESSION V: Monday, November 14, 2016, 1:00 PM EST Internet Only (selected items from all sections) .........................................1695-2292 ..... 335-369

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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). 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). Spink = 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 provided upon request.

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 person, either at the coin shows we attend or at our premises in Winter Park, Florida (by appointment only).

Any questions? Please email us at info@sedwickcoins.com or call (407) 975-3325

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TREASURE, WORLD, U.S. COIN AND PAPER MONEY AUCTION #20 Live Floor and Internet Auction, Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13, 2016 Live on the Internet, Monday, November 14, 2016

With this auction we welcome our newest addition to the company, Connor Falk, just in time for our inaugural offering of Latin American paper money (his specialty) via several important consignments (particularly Colombia and Mexico). Connor is quickly becoming a specialist, and he stands ready to answer all your questions with enthusiasm. Welcome, Connor! In addition to the paper money, we also have more ancients, U.S. coins, and medals than in any of our previous auctions. In fact, this is one of our largest auctions to date, with almost 2300 lots in five sessions. The first three sessions comprise our main floor auction on Saturday, following a day of educational seminars and lot viewing on Friday. On Sunday we will finish the floor auction in one more session (effectively our first multi-day floor auction), with the final, Internet-Only session on Monday. As usual we begin with Gold Cobs, featuring some very choice 1715-Fleet pieces from the Charles Eidel Collection of Shipwreck and Spanish Colonial Coins. Next comes World Gold Coins, where you will find several top-grade pieces, like a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV laureate bust, 1791, in AU 58, and a Cuzco, Peru, 8 escudos, 1838, in MS 63. Also, be sure not to miss a very important offering of Portuguese cruzados of Afonso V (1438-81) from a wreck off England (first time on the market)! Our exclusive Shipwreck Ingots section features a very rare gold bar from the time of Emperor Charles V (ca. 1519) and a fascinating “tumbaga” silver bar with exposed copper, in addition to the usual ingots from the Spanish Fleets of 1622, 1715 and 1733. Shipwreck Silver Coins are next, including the bulk of the Charles Eidel collection in addition to other significant consignments, resulting in several wrecks that have not been offered on the market in many years. Make sure you check out the Maravillas Research Collection of Potosí Countermarked Cobs, the largest offering of such coins since the Louis Hudson collection in our Auction #6 (2009). Also here you will find the shipwreck offerings of the Roberto Mastalir Collection of 1652 Transitional 8 Reales. Mexico Silver Cobs is notable this time for an extensive offering of Charles-Joanna coinage (particularly Early Series) and dated cobs, including several important minor Royals and klippes. Lima Silver Cobs features very rare assayer-X 1 and 4 reales, in addition to some “Star of Lima” issues and several Royals in 8 reales and minors. But as usual, Potosí Silver Cobs is our biggest section, this time featuring many dated shield-types, the best of the Mastalir collection of 1652 Transitional 8 Reales, and an extensive run of dated pillars-and-waves in higher denominations, including several Royals and a Heart. Particularly noteworthy is the unique 4 reales 1732YA. Other Silver Cobs rounds out the session with the finest known Bogotá 8 reales 1670. World Silver Coins, as usual, is heavily loaded with Spanish colonial and Latin American highlights, including an excellent collection of Colombian bust-types, plus many Mexican War of Independence issues and cap-and-rays issues in high grade, in addition to many countermarked issues from all over the Caribbean and elsewhere. We also have a significant offering of French coins this time. Following the aforementioned Ancient Coins, U.S. Coins, Medals and Tokens and Paper Money is a small but quite interesting selection of Documents, plus our exclusive Shipwreck Artifacts and Non-wreck Artifacts, this time featuring several gold chains, a Danish cannon, and an offering of gold scales. Whether you attend in person or bid on the Internet, we wish you the best of luck, and we thank you for the honor of helping you find your next treasure. Enjoy, everyone! The Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC production team: Daniel Sedwick

Agustín (Augi) García-Barneche

Cori Sedwick Downing

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Connor Falk

Michelle B. Heidt


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

HMS Athenienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

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.

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Gold Cobs Mexico City, Mexico

1. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (169)7/6L, very rare. S-M29a; KM-56; CT-27. 27.24 grams. AXF with choice full shield and cross, flat and sloping sides as usual but still with some legend and a very weak 7/6 for final digit of date (confirmed by die-match with Tauler #130, which has a very clear date and overdate). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (17)11J, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.1; CT-103. 27.00 grams. Choice full shield and cross but weak peripheries as usual (including very bottom part of 11 of date), slightly sandwashed AU, lovely golden color. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, “GRAT” variety, encapsulated NGC MS 63, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 26.9 grams. Crisp and almost Royal-like details on both sides, with most of legend visible (full GRAT and

bottom half of date), hints of red toning on cross side, edge-split, tied for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, “GRAT” variety, encapsulated NGC MS 61, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 27.1 grams. Royal-like specimen (nearly round) with choice full shield and cross and much legend, includ-

ing full GRAT and most of date, faint red toning all over. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1714)J, “GRAT” variety, encapsulated NGC MS 63, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-107. 26.92 grams. Choice full shield with telltale errors (fleurs of Burgundy underneath the fesse of Austria

on the left inside the shield, denomination VIII over IIIV), full but slightly off-center cross, flat peripheries (which would show GRAT where the date normally is and the date above the cross instead), traces of sediment in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction #14 (lot #5). Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1715J, encapsulated NGC MS 63, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30;

KM-57.2; CT-109. 27.0 grams. Bold full date, full but slightly doubled shield, full crown, full but weaker cross, lustrous all over, tied for second finest known in NGC census, desirable date (and far less available than 1714). From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible (L). S-M29; KM-54. 13.09 grams. Attractive and well-centered XF with full and well-detailed shield below curved bottom of crown, nearly full cross with distinctive “jewels” on arms, typically blunted points on edge (one of which has a small spot of filing), faint orange toning. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 21


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8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1713J, encapsulated NGC MS 64, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30;

KM-55.1; CT-233. 13.48 grams. Choice, lustrous, and very sharply struck with particularly bold oXMJ, nearly full shield and cross, bottoms of all 4 digits of date, pleasing round flan, top grade in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #10. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

9. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1713J, encapsulated NGC MS 64, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-55.1; CT-233. 13.5 grams. Bold full date and oXMJ, nearly full shield and cross (all very bold), lustrous and choice all over, top grade in NGC

census. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

10. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, 1715J, encapsulated NGC AU 58, rare, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-235. Very choice, well-detailed and bold full shield with clear date, oMJ and denomination (also full but weaker crown and cross, the latter slightly off-center), lightly red-toned. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #17. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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11. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer

13. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, encapsulated

L, from the 1715 Fleet (“Tricentennial Treasure”). S-M29; KM-

52. 6.83 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross (“jeweled”), clear (o)XML, slightly crude edge (as made). From the 1715 Fleet (Douglass Beach site), with tag and special “Tricentennial Treasure” photo-certificate from Queens Jewels LLC. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

NGC MS 63, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30;

Round flan with nearly full shield (well centered) and cross, clear date and full oMJ, very lustrous and partially red-toned. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.8 grams.

12. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, encapsulated NGC MS 65, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30;

KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.7 grams. Off-center

strike (both sides) but with full date and oMJ, nearly full shield and cross, very crisply detailed all over and totally devoid of any wear or handling or damage, the fields somewhat lustrous, tied for second finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

14. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, encapsulated NGC MS 62, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.8 grams. Just like lot #12 above, with off-center strike yet full date and

oMJ and nearly full shield and cross, bold and red-toned all over. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

15. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (1714)J, encapsu-

lated NGC MS 62, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350.

From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Session I 16. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1704L, encapsulated NGC AU 53, very rare, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M29a; KM-51.1.

3.2 grams. Very bold full date and oXM, most of shield and off-center cross, mauve-colored encrustation in (all) crevices for a unique look. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

17. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1E, Philip V, assayer J, mounted in 18K wire-bezel earrings, both coins from the

1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.1. 12.66 grams total. Interesting pair as both coins are somewhat attributable to date, one with box-type cross with clear penultimate digit 0 of date and tail of last digit (so either 7 or 9) and the other with 1711-13 style cross and mintmark oM of 1712 only, both with nearly full shields but only one with shield-side out in mounting, AU or better. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

18. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1712J, mintmark

oM, encapsulated NGC AU 55, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-508. 3.4 grams. Clear full date and oMJ, nice full cross and

19. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1714J, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.3 grams. Choice

full cross, nearly full shield, full oMJ and 4 of date, highest grade on record for the denomination and type, exceeded only by two Royals (1714 and 1715). NGC certification #4230404004. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

nearly full shield. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

20. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1714J, encapsulated NGC MS 63, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.4 grams. Choice full shield and cross and oMJ, bold

171 (only) of date, lustrous and lightly red-toned. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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21. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1714J, encapsulated 22. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, 1714J, from the 1715 NGC MS 62, from the 1715 Fleet.

S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.4 grams. Smallish flan with nice full shield, bold full date and oMJ,

partially flat cross, traces of red toning. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.40 grams. Good full shield and cross, clear date and full oM, peripheral flatness (and polishing), otherwise AU. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Lima, Peru

23. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1704H, rare, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet

(stated inside slab). S-L25a; KM-38.1; CT-14. 26.9 grams. Broad flan with choice full cross, full legends, full but doubled pillars, lustrous, very high grade for the date. NGC certification #2697389001. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $9,000-$13,500.

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24. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1710H, mounted in 18K

pendant-bezel with swivel bail, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L25a; KM-38.2; CT-21. 35.00 grams total. Choice full cross, full pillars-and-waves

with two bold dates (rare to see the 710 in the legend), partially red toned and with hints of luster on fields, choice AU. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $8,000$12,000.

25. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, encrusted with coral (as found), from the 1715 Fleet (“Tricentennial Treasure”). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.98 grams. Two

bold dates, full cross, one bold pillar, legend beginning at 6 o’clock, AU with traces of luster but with several large spots of gray encrustation (as found), scarce as unconserved. From the 1715 Fleet (Douglass Beach site), with tag and special “Tricentennial Treasure” photo-certificate from Queens Jewels LLC. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

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26. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, encapsulated NGC MS 62, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.8 grams. Choice

full pillars side with two bold dates, full cross-lions-castles with much legend, traces of light red sediment. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

27. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, encapsulated NGC MS 61, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.81 grams. Nice full cross-lions-castles, full waves, full but slightly crude pillars. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

28. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, from the 1715 Fleet.

S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-

Small flan with full pillarsand-waves and cross but all a bit sea-worn, XF overall. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. 23. 26.97 grams.

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29. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1713/2M, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-unl (38.2 for type); CT-24. 26.91 grams. Small flan with good full pillars, crown and cross, AU with hint of sea-wear. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2009 (lot #948). Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

30. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1713M, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet (stated

inside slab). S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-25. 26.8 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, two full and bold dates, lustrous, broad flan, a superb specimen all around, befitting the top honors. NGC certification number 4431906001. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

31. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1724/3M. S-L28; KM-unl (38.2 for type). 26.95 grams. Red-toned XF+ with bold full cross and pillars, clear overdate (die-match with Tauler #281b). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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32. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1725M, (Louis I), encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census, from the 1733

Fleet. S-L28a; KM-40; CT-1. 27.0 grams. Super grade for this one-year type, the cross choice and full but slightly off-center, the pillars-side doublestruck but with date still clear. NGC certification number 2697387002. From the 1733 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

33. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1745/4V, rare overdate. S-L30; KM-unl (38.2 for type). 26.82 grams. Thick, oblong flan with good full pillars

and cross for the era, VF with deep red toning all over. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

34. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1746V, stars around details and in legends (one-year type). S-L30; KM-unl (38.2 for type); CT-64. 26.90 grams. Round, thick flan with good full cross and pillars, two clear dates, king’s ordinal V in legend, XF+. The meaning behind the stars on

this issue is currently under debate, the top theories relating to the death of Philip V, a massive earthquake and tsunami, or the British coinage with LIMA below the king’s bust. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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35. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R, encapsulated NGC MS 62, tied for finest known in NGC census, from the Luz (1752), stated inside slab. S-L31; KM-47; CT-17. 26.9 grams. Exceptionally bold and well-detailed full cross-lions-castles, choice full pillars-and-waves,

three clear dates, clearly top grade but probably also the best in terms of strike, and apparently one of very few of this date and denomination recovered, light-yellow gold with toning in crevices of cross only. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

36. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1710H, encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab).

S-L25a; KM-37; CT-213. 13.5 grams. Incredibly high grade with crisp detail and lovely luster, the cross and pillars both full, also with bottom of second date 710 in legend. NGC certification #4431906003. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

37. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1697/6H, rare, from the

1715 Fleet. S-L25; KM-unl (29 for type). 6.70 grams. Broad, round flan

with choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, full crown and nearly full legends, very clear overdate, AU with slight traces of mounting on edge. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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38. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1710H, encapsulated NGC MS 64, tied for finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-L25a; KM-36; CT-304. 6.7 grams. Superbly

detailed full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, full crown, two clear dates (71 without final 0 in legend), lustrous. NGC certification #4431906004. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.


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41. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1741/0V, rare, encapsulated

39. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1710H, encapsulated NGC

NGC AU 50, finest and only specimen in NGC census, Tauler Plate Coin. S-L30; KM-unl (36 for type). Bold full pillars and cross, two

MS 62, from the 1715 Fleet (as stated inside the slab). S-L25a;

KM-36; CT-304. Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (the latter slightly off-center), slightly crude edge, lustrous. From the 1715 Fleet, with tag and Fisher photo-certificate #PC6-31043. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

dates (both with faint but certain overdate), toning on fields. Plate Coin #262 in Oro Macuquino (2011), by Tauler. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

42. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1707/5H, from the 1715 Fleet,

Tauler Plate Coin. S-L25a; KM-unl (35 for type). 3.37 grams. Choice full

castle with bold mintmark, assayer and date with clear 7/5 (proving the date 1706 does not exist, despite its unsupported listing in CT, KM and Tauler), slightly off-center full cross, lustrous UNC with minor nicks here and there from former mounting. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photo-certificate #PC6-31029, and Plate Coin #120a in Oro Macuquino (2011), by Tauler, also pedigreed to the Cayón auction of December 2005 (lot #4103). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

40. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, encapsulated NGC

MS 64, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-L28; KM-36;

CT-305. Bold full cross and pillars in superb grade, light red toning, amazingly bested only by two 65’s and even a 66 in the NGC census (yet mysteriously under a slightly different attribution with king’s name specified). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

43. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1710H, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, from the 1715 Fleet (stated inside slab). S-L25a; KM-35. 3.35 grams. Broad flan with choice

full details (the cross die a little rusty) and full luster, the only Lima 1E of any date at this grade in NGC (with only a single 64 [1703] and 63 [1710] on record behind it). NGC certification number 4431906007. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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Cartagena, Colombia

Session I

46. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1634), assayer E 44. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1628, assayer E below mintmark C to right. Restrepo-M52.24; S-C7; KM-4.6. 6.90 grams.

Bold C-E, choice full shield and nearly full cross, both enhanced with sediment on fields (as from unspecified salvage), XF overall, compact flan. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

below mintmark RN to right, encapsulated NGC AU 55, ex-Caballero de las Yndias, Restrepo Plate Coin. Restrepo-M52.9;

S-C7; KM-4.5; CT-130. Bold

full shield and cross and nearly full crown, full RNE and denomination •II•, but best of all is the full 1628 date, light sediment around details. Pedigreed to the Caballero de las Yndias collection (Aureo & Calicó, April 2009, lot 114), also Plate Coin in Coins of Colombia (4th ed, 2012), by Restrepo. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

45. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1630, assayer E

47. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1635, assayer E

below mintmark C to right. Restrepo-M52.12; S-C7; KM-4.6; CT-133.

below mintmark C to right. Restrepo-M52.27; S-C7; KM-4.6; CT-137.

6.85 grams. Nice full shield (struck with rusty die), full but off-center cross with bottom half of date clear, lustrous AU with large edge-bruise to right of cross. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

6.75 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield and cross, bold denomina-

tion •II•, very clear bottom half of date, AU with sediment on fields. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Bogotá, Colombia

Session I

48. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, 1744S, E-S to right (8-F to left), very rare, encapsulated NGC XF 45, finest and only specimen in NGC census, Restrepo Plate Coin. Restrepo-M84.4; S-B27; KM-24; CT-146. 26.93 grams. Royal-like specimen on a broad flan

with 100% full and bold date and king’s name in legend (the rest of the peripheries flat), nice full shield and cross, elegant toning on fields, one of just a handful of full-date specimens from this mint that seem to have been intended as presentation pieces, so great is the contrast between them and the regular issues with only partially or non-visible dates. Restrepo’s theory for the apparent E (not F) to right is that it is the counterpart to the 8 on the left, making it 8-E for 8 escudos. As a type, this Philip V issue is much tougher than the Ferdinand VI type that followed. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2004, lot #548, also Plate Coin in Coins of Colombia (4th ed, 2012), by Restrepo. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

49. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, 1750/49S, F-S to right (S-8 to left?), rare. Restrepo-M98.4 var; S-B27a; KM-unl (26 for type); CT-53.

26.45 grams. Good full cross-and-tressure and nearly full shield, peripheries flat except for small bits like the weak but certain date, VF with slightly rolled edge as removed from jewelry. Curiously, the lions in the shield are erroneously facing right (also in proper quadrants), which is also seen on some 1/4R of this period (and different from Restrepo’s example for 1750/49). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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50. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, (17)51S, S-8 to left, F-S to right, rare. Restrepo-M98.8 var; S-B27a; KM-26; CT-55. 26.94 grams. Broad, round flan with full but slightly doubled cross-and-tressure with clear partial date, bold crown and upper half of shield (lions and castles transposed, different from Restrepo’s listing), full FERD- of king’s name, AU with partial peripheral flatness, minor test-marks on edge. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

51. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, (1753)S, F-S to left, 8-S to right, rare. Restrepo-M98.14; S-B27a; KM-26; CT-58. 26.95 grams. Superb full shield (with lions and castles in proper quadrants) and cross-and-tressure, bottom of 3 of date at about 10 o’clock, AU with partial peripheral flatness, minor test-marks on edge. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

52. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R to right (ca. 1654), from the Maravillas (1656). Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21;

KM-4.1. 6.78 grams. Good full cross, off-center shield with bold •II•-R, toned AU with dark spots near part of edge. From the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

53. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible (R to right, ca. 1654), from the Maravillas (1656).

Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.58 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross, full N•R•, AU-

with areas of light red toning. From the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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56. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1696, backwards 6’s and 9’s, no assayer (Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.20;

54. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1683(G), rare, exSanta Fe collection.

S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-158. 6.76 grams. Small

flan with oversized shield but full cross, outside of which is the clear date with a backwards 6-punch that was placed upside-down to make the 9, Mint State with traces of luster. From the 1715 Fleet (Douglass Beach site), with tag and special “Tricentennial Treasure” photo-certificate from Queens Jewels LLC. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Restrepo-M66.12; S-B22a; KM-14.1; CT-148. 6.65

grams. Good full cross with bold date in legend, full but crude shield

and crown, mintmark NR to left, lightly toned XF. Pedigreed to the Santa Fe collection (our Auction #10), with original lot-tag #40. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

55. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer A/G to right (1692), unique, from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-unl.; S-B24; KM-unl (14.1 for type). 6.74 grams. Full but off-center (and somewhat

crude) shield with full II•-A/G• (unlisted over-assayer) to right, nice full cross-and-tressure, XF with contrasting sediment on fields. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

57. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)699, no assayer (Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.28; S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-161.

6.72 grams. Choice full cross, full 9 of date, choice upper half of shield

and most of crown (off-center), lustrous Mint State with naturally crude edge. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

58. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1705, no assayer (Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.40; S-B24; KM-14.2;

CT-8. 6.74 grams. Broad, crude flan with natural splits in center and edge, nearly full shield and cross, full 5 of date, Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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59. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1713, no assayer

(Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.40; S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-16.

6.70 grams. Bold full date, good full cross and upper half of (oversized)

shield, Mint State with hint of red toning near edge. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-14.2. 6.76 grams. Nice cross (nearly full) and upper half of shield, UNC with heavy sediment in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

62. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles

60. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1714, no assayer

II, no assayer (Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.40; S-B24;

(Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-unl; S-B24; KM-17.1; CT-17. 6.71 grams. Small flan with incomplete shield and cross but full 714 of date,

61. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), from the 1715 Fleet. Restrepo-M66.40; S-B24;

Mint State, parts of edge slightly crude (as made), unlisted date for this shield style (Restrepo’s #40, ARC3) so presumably rare. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

KM-14.2. 6.74 grams. Choice full cross and nearly full shield (well centered), Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate signed by Robert Marx. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

63. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer S to right (1720s), possibly from the Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724).

Restrepo-M80.8; S-B25; KM-17.2. 6.61 grams. Full shield and cross, bold as-

sayer, polished VF with traces of lacquer or tar in crevices. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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64. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (173)0S. Restrepo-M80.8;

S-B25b; KM-17.2; CT-385. 6.72 grams. Small, thick flan with bold full cross, bottom of 0 of date clear, most of shield with full assayer to right, XF+. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

66. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer M

to right (1732-44), encapsulated NGC XF 40, ex-Eliasberg (stated inside slab). Restrepo-M80.12; S-B26; KM-17.2. Choice full cross

and shield, full assayer M, elegant old-red toning all over, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection (ANR auction of April 2005, lot #1450). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

65. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1734(M). Restrepo-M80.12; S-B26; KM-17.2; CT-390. 6.78 grams. Super full and bold date and crossand-tressure, also full shield and crown, well detailed all over, lightly red-toned XF. Pedigreed to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #30. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

67. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer

S (1747-56) below mintmark F to right. Restrepo-M94.6; S-B27a; KM-25. 6.74 grams. Small, round, thick flan with choice full shield and

cross, AU+. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

68. Bogotรก, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer S to right, mintmark F to left. Restrepo-M78.8; S-B25b; KM-unl (22 for type). 3.33 grams. Tiny, thick, round flan with choice full shield and cross but

no peripheral detail except the assayer (which is clear) and mintmark (weak). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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69. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, (17)37M, rare (unlisted in Restrepo).

Restrepo-Unl (M78.12 for type); S-B26; KM-unl (22 for type);

CT-539. 3.33 grams. Broad flan (for a Bogotá 1E) with tiny cross-andtressure, clear bottom half of 7 of date, full assayer M to right of full shield (also small), king’s ordinal V in legend, XF with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

70. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, Philip V (ordinal visible in legend), assayer not visible. Restrepo-M78; KM-22. 3.32 grams. Nearly full cross and about half of shield (both off-center), bold full king’s ordinal V, VF. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Madrid, Spain

71. Madrid, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible (ca. 1650), encapsulated NGC MS 63, ex-Tresor d’Aurillac (stated inside slab). CT-Type 20;

KM-107.1. 13.5 grams. Choice full shield with upper-left piece

(only) doubled, full and very slightly doubled (also slightly off-center) cross-and-tressure, lovely luster and light toning, reportedly one of only four gold cobs from this find. Pedigreed to the “Tresor d’Aurillac” hoard in France. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Seville, Spain Philip II

72. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer Gothic D to right, mintmark S to left. CT-110. 3.35 grams. Broad flan with well-detailed full shield and cross, nearly full legends, AU. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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73. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, 1595, assayer not visible. CT-116. 2.76 grams. Full date to right of nearly full shield, good full cross, VF+ with nice red toning, edge lightly clipped long ago. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Philip III

74. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer

B.

CT-Type 19; KM-20. 6.70 grams. Very broad flan with choice full shield and cross-and-tressure, practically full legends, AU-. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

75. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, 1611V. CT-

63; KM-48.1. 3.34 grams. Bold date (rare to see such a clear date on a 1E) and S-V to left, full cross and shield with some peripheral weakness, AXF with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Philip IV

76. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A (early 1660s), rare. CT-Type 26; KM-unl (107.2 for Type). 13.00 grams. Crude

AVF with full shield and cross, clear assayer A to left (listed in CT with only the date 1664/3 for this denomination), red toning in crevices. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Charles II

77. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer S. CT-Type 14; KM-168.2. 26.91 grams. Typically very crude strike and flan (somewhat triangular), only partial cross but most of shield, assayer S to left, XF for actual wear. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

78. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, (16)99M. CT-115; KM-185.2. 13.38 grams. Full 9 of date, clear assayer M to left, nearly full shield and cross but typically crude, red-toned AVF with parts of edge slightly damaged from old mounting. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Toledo, Spain

79. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M-in-circle below mintmark oT to left. CT-90. 6.73 grams. Choice full inner details, full king’s name in legend,

AU- with hints of luster and traces of toning in crevices. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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80. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer C be-

low mintmark oT to left. CT-Type 23; KM-24.2. 6.75 grams. Bold full oT-C and denomination II flanking full and bold shield, full cross with minor weak areas, AU- with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

World Gold Coins Australia

81. Sydney, Australia, sovereign,

Victoria (young bust), 1865, rare, from the Schiehallion (1879). KM-4.

7.99 grams. UNC with muted luster, slightly

grainy surfaces and traces of toning, minor marks on neck and in field behind, desirable early type (and rare early date) with SYDNEY MINT / AUSTRALIA on reverse. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

82. Sydney, Australia, sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1870, from the Schiehallion (1879). AU/UNC with muted luster, slightly grainy surfaces and traces of toning, desirable early type with SYDNEY MINT / AUSTRALIA on reverse. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $500$750.

KM-4. 7.99 grams.

83. Melbourne, Australia (under Great Britain), sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1872-M, horse reverse, from the Schiehallion (1879). Sp-3857; KM-7. 7.97 grams. UNC with slightly grainy

surfaces, minor rim-nick, patch of orange toning on reverse, desirable first date of the Melbourne mint. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

84. Melbourne, Australia (under Great Britain), sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1876-M,

horse reverse, from the Schiehallion (1879). Sp-3857; KM-7. 8.00 grams. AU/UNC with significant patches of red-orange toning, very slightly grainy surfaces. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $500-$750.

85. Sydney, Australia, half sovereign, Victoria (young bust), 1865, rare, from the Schiehallion

(1879). KM-3. 3.96 grams. XF/AU with significant patches of red-orange toning, slightly grainy surfaces, desirable early type with SYDNEY MINT / AUSTRALIA on reverse. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Bermuda 86. Bermuda, proof 30 dollars, Elizabeth II, 2006, Sea Venture, encap-

sulated NGC GEM PROOF / ONE OF FIRST 300 STRUCK. KM-unl (cf. 174 but lower denom). 31.49 grams. Curiously triangular bullion issue featuring famous ships (this one being the Sea Venture), just over an ounce of pure gold. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Bolivia (colonial)

Session I

87. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1784PR. KM- 88. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transitional 59; CT-151. 27.00 grams. Lightly toned AU/UNC with surface hairlines

on obverse only, lustrous reverse with long old scratch (probably from time of striking). Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #89. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

(bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790/89PR, encapsulated ANACS EF 45. CT-93; KM-68. Muted luster, no flaws within the stated grade, wear on plastic in middle of obverse. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

89. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1791PR, laureate bust (very rare), encapsulated NGC AU 58, finest and

only known in NGC census. CT-241; KM-76. Superb strike and lustrous fields, exceptionally detailed (per the very rare one-year design)

with just the highest points slightly flat (not really wear). With a mintage of only 170 pieces (both laureate and non-laureate types) this date is the rarest bust-type issue in any denomination from this mint. This specimen is clearly a trophy gem and has no equal in any sales records known to us. NGC certification number 4431905-001. Estimate: $15,000-$30,000.

Bolivia (Republic) 90. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 scudos, 1834LM, rare.

KM-101. 6.74 grams. Nice UNC with medium luster

but with small part of obverse rim lightly filed, faint traces of adjustment marks in centers, still an exemplary specimen for this rare 2-year type. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

91. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 scudo, 1855MJ. KM-unl (cf. 114). 3.38 grams. Bold XF+ with old mark on bust,

assayer unlisted in KM. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Session I 92. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 scudo, 1856FJ, encapsulated PCGS

MS64 (misattributed as 1/2 sol in slab). KM-113. Choice strike and full luster, top grade for this date, small coin but quite lovely. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

93. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 scudo, 1856MJ/FJ. KM-unl (cf. 113). 1.69 grams. UNC with faint surface hairlines on obverse only, muted luster, scarce over-assayer (unlisted in KM). Estimate: $250-$375.

Brazil (colonial)

94. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, José I, 1773-R. Russo-441; KM-

96. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Maria I, 1802-R. Russo-540;

$1,000-$1,500.

$1,500.

172.2. 14.36 grams. Non-toned AU, bright as lightly cleaned. Estimate:

KM-226.1. 14.27 grams. Problem-free AU+, lustrous. Estimate: $1,000-

Brazil (Empire)

95. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, Maria I and Pedro III, 1782-R. Russo-464; KM-199.2. 14.24 grams. XF/AU with muted luster

and faint toning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

97. Brazil, 10,000 reis, Pedro II, 1854, encapsulated NGC MS 65, from the Douro (1882), stated inside slab. Russo-644; KM-467. Nearly prooflike luster, very minor bagmarks. From the Douro

(1882), with Sedwick certificate from 1997, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

Brazil (Republic of the United States of Brazil)

98. Brazil, 20,000 reis, 1900. Russo-720; KM-497. 17.95 grams. Lustrous UNC with faint surface hairlines on obverse only. Estimate: $1,750$2,500.

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Canada

99. Canada, 10 dollars, George V, 1913.

KM-27. 16.71 grams.

AU/UNC with slightly grainy obverse surface, muted luster. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

100. Canada, 5 dollars, George V, 1913. KM-26. 8.37 grams. Mint State with bagmarks on obverse, medium luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

Chile (colonial) 101. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (young bust), 1769A, rare. CT-215; KM-25. 26.86 grams. XF/AU with somewhat crude obverse (minor laminations

and scratches in field behind head) but nice reverse with luster in legends, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

102. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, encap-

sulated NGC MS 64, from the Luz (1752), stated inside slab. CT-72; KM-3. Exceptional

grade (only four graded higher in NGC census), with sharp strike and brilliant luster, one of the best we have seen or handled from this wreck. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

103. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1817/8FJ, encapsulated NGC MS 62. CT-126

(as 7/6); KM-78. Very

bold strike except for crown (which is flat), nice luster and rims (note that visible scratches are in the plastic capsule and not on the coin). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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Session I

108. Santiago, Chile, 50 pesos, 1961. KM-169. 10.18 grams. BU,

104. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1749J,

very lustrous, with lots of die-polish in evidence. Estimate: $350-$500.

encapsulated NGC MS 61, from the Luz (1752), stated inside slab. CT-133; KM-2. Choice strike except for part of center on reverse,

lustrous with minor bagmarks, slightly off-center strike. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

109. Santiago, Chile, 50 pesos, 1961. KM-169. 10.18 grams. BU,

some die-polish but also light surface hairlines, very lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500.

105. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5J,

from the Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby’s. CT-134 (as 0/3); KM-2. 13.53 grams. Highly lustrous Mint State with weak area in center of reverse

(as usual) and lots of small marks in fields, but also with new scratches (from salvage) on reverse. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Sotheby’s auction of March 1993, with original lot-tag #441, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Colombia (colonial)

Chile (Republic)

110. Popayán, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1762J, mintmark P•N. Restrepo-70.1; CT-116;

AXF with traces of luster, lots of minor marks (old) in fields, scarce type. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-38.2. 26.82 grams.

106. Santiago, Chile, 4 escudos, 1824I, encapsulated NGC

F 12, ex-Newman (stated inside slab). KM-87 (assayer not listed). Really more like VF, with traces of luster on fields to prove it, also nicely toned, interesting as an unlisted assayer for this date in KM (“quite rare as such,” according to the Newman cataloger), and a desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman collection (Heritage auction of January 2014, lot #30440). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

111. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III (young

bust), 1765JV. Restrepo-71.6b; CT-164; KM-41. 26.84 grams. Deeply toned

107. Santiago, Chile, 100 pesos, 1947. KM-175. 20.35 grams. BU,

AXF, very attractive, with tiny rim-flaw below date but otherwise problem-free and overall a rather acceptable example for this scarce type. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

traces of die-polish in fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Session I

112. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV transi- 114. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1802JJ. tional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791JJ, no dot before AUSPICE, encapsulated NGC VF 35. Restrepo-95.8a; CT-119; KM-

Restrepo-97.27; CT-135; KM-62.1. 26.68 grams. AXF, the surfaces all very slightly grainy, weak rims. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

53.1. Lightly toned all over, lots of minor marks but with traces of luster. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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

115. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817JF, small 8, no dot after FERDND.

Bold XF with traces of luster and toning, small laminations (as made) on neck and in field in front of neck. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

encapsulated NGC MS 62. Restrepo-97.23; CT-131; KM-62.1. Bold strike, nice luster (rare grade), slightly crude toward rims (as made). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Restrepo-127.26a; CT-108; KM-66.1. 26.97 grams.

116. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 es-

cudos, Charles III (bust of Ferdinand VI), 1760J. Restrepo-58.2; CT-493; KM-36.2. 6.72 grams. AU- with attractive toning and luster in fields, no problems, scarce type. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

117. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1

escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819JF, encapsulated NGC MS 62. Restrepo-122.25;

CT-337; KM-64.1. Very lustrous and choice, just slightly weak strike in center of reverse, rare grade for this type. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Colombia (Republic)

Session I

118. Popayán, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1827FM, 7/7 in date.

Sed-7; Re-

Lustrous XF with weak centers, old scratch and adjustment marks on reverse, unlisted with re-punched date (aligned 7 over high 7). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

strepo-166.13; KM-82.2. 26.94 grams.

119. Popayán, Colombia, 1 escudo, 1824FM, encapsulated NGC AU 55, exNorweb (stated inside slab). Sed-3; Restrepo-162.3; KM-81.2. Good

strike, lightly toned and with traces of luster, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

120. Popayán, Colombia,

1 escudo, 1826FM, encapsulated NGC AU 55.

Sed-3; Restrepo-162.7; KM-81.2.

Bold rims, traces of toning and luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

121. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1825JF, encapsulated NGC AU 58, ex-Frank Sedwick (stated inside slab). Sed-1; Restrepo-160.1;

122. Bogotá, Colombia,

KM-84.

KM-84. Red toning in legends,

Lustrous and boldly struck, minor bagmarks only, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Frank Sedwick collection (our Auction #9, lot #200). Estimate: $600-$900.

1 peso, 1826JF, encapsulated NGC AU 53, exNorweb (stated inside slab). Sed-1; Restrepo-160.3;

reverse rim slightly crude (as made), desirable pedigree. Estimate: $250-$375.

123. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1829RS, encapsulated NGC AU details / surface hairlines, exFrank Sedwick (stated inside slab). Sed-1; Restrepo-160.9; KM-84. Choice bold strike with nice luster (really

more like UNC details), faint hairlines in fields, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Frank Sedwick collection (our Auction #9, lot #204). Estimate: $250-$375.

Colombia (Republic of New Granada) 124. Bogotá, Colombia, (10 pesos), 1857, encapsulated NGC MS 62. Sed-14; Restrepo-207.6; KM-116.1. Lustrous

and faintly toned, lots of tiny bagmarks in fields but still choice, struck about 10 degrees off-axis, interesting type with weight (16.4 grams) instead of denomination in legend. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Colombia (Granadine Confederation) 125. Popayán, Colombia, 2 pesos, 1859, encapsulated NGC XF 45, ex-Frank Sedwick (stated

inside slab).

Sed-22; Restrepo-231.1; KM-127. Bold and lustrous, the surfaces and rims just a bit crude (as made), really more like AU, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Frank Sedwick collection (our Auction #9, lot #323). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

France 126. France, franc à pied, Charles V, no date (1364-80), encapsulated NGC AU 58. Fr-284. Full

details (including legends), hints of toning and luster. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Session I

German States

127. France (Turin mint), 20 francs, Napoleon I, 1811-U, encapsulated NGC AU 53. KM-695.9. Some toning and luster, minor bagmarks, adjustment marks on rims. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

132. Prussia (German States), 20 mark, Wilhelm II, 1890-

A.

KM-521. 7.95 grams. Problem-free AU with muted luster, minor bagmarks on obverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

Great Britain George III

128. France (Narbonne mint), 40 francs, Louis XVIII, 1816-

Q, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-713.5. Bold strike with luster in fields, slightly bagmarked, parts of rims slightly crude, a one-year issue with mintage of only 11,000 pieces. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

133. Great Britain (London, England), guinea, George III, 1773. Sp-3727; KM-600. 8.40 grams. Lightly polished VF with hints of toning in legends, old scratch in field on reverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

129. France (Paris mint), 50 francs, Napoleon III, 1862-A,

6/5 overdate variety, encapsulated PCGS MS 62 Secure. Gad-

Lustrous and well-struck, with minor die-polish in obverse fields, tiny bagmarks on bust only. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. 1112; KM-804.1.

134. Great Britain (London, England), “spade� guinea,

George III, 1793, very rare as from the Piedmont (1795).

Sp-3729; KM-609. 8.31 grams. F/VF with grainy surfaces as salvaged, first

specimen we have seen from this wreck. From the Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Dorset, England. Estimate: $600-$900.

130. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon III, 1853-A,

Victoria

encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-781.1. Superb luster, minor die-pol-

ish in obverse fields, practically no bagmarks. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

135. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, Victoria

131. France (Paris mint), 20 francs, Napoleon III, 1854-A,

encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-781.1. Frosty luster, minor bagmarks

on obverse. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

(second young head), 1848, from the Schiehallion (1879).

Sp-3852C; KM-736.1. 7.94 grams. Nice XF+ with some colorful toning and staining, first we have offered from this obscure wreck. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $500-$750.

136. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1857, from the SS Pewabic (1865), stated inside slab. Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. Lustrous, with minor bagmarks, first we

have ever heard of from this Great Lakes wreck (known for its cargo of copper). From the SS Pewabic, sunk in 1865 off Thunder Bay, Island, Michigan. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Session I

137. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1857. Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 7.90 grams XF/ AU, minor bagmarks and wear on highest point of hair, some luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

138. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign,

Victoria (young head), 1863. Sp-3852D; KM-736.1. 7.90 grams

Problem-free AXF with traces of toning at rims. Estimate: $300-$450.

142. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, George V, 1912,

from the Egypt (1922), in original Lloyd’s box. Sp-3996; KM-820. 7.99 grams, the box 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”. Lustrous UNC with minor marks from salvage

all over, desirable old certificate and box from 1932. From the Egypt (1922), 139. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, Vic- with original leather box and small certificate signed by the Chairman of Lloyd’s toria (young bust), 1864, die 34, from the Schiehallion of London. Estimate: $600-$900.

(1879). Sp-3853; KM-736.2. 7.88 grams. VF/XF with streak of red

staining on obverse as salvaged, first we have offered from this obscure wreck. From the Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $500-$750.

Edward VII 143. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, George V, 1913. Sp-3996; KM-820. 8.00 grams.

Estimate: $300-$450.

Lustrous Mint State with faint bagmarks only.

India (English East India Company) 140. Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, Ed-

ward VII, 1910. Sp-3969; KM-805. 7.97 grams. Lightly polished AXF. Estimate: $300-$450.

George V 144. India (English East India Company, Madras Presidency), 5

rupees (1/3 mohur), no date (1820), from the Fame (1822). KM-422. 3.89 grams. Lustrous Mint State with faint surface graininess from salvage, very

141.

slight warping. From the Fame (1822), with certificate incorporating original tag signed by the Past President of the S.A. Numismatic Soc(iety), and pedigreed Great Britain (London, England), sovereign, to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

George V, 1911, from the Egypt (1922).

Sp-3996; KM-820.

7.99 grams. XF+ with traces of luster, reddish sediment and staining

toward rims. From the Egypt (1922), and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Italian States

Session I

Italy (Kingdom)

145. Venice (Italian States), zecchino, Ludovico Manin 146. Italy (Kingdom), 20 lire, Umberto I, 1882. KM-21. 6.46 grams. Mint State with muted luster and toning, no problems. Esti-

(1789-97), encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-140. Highly lustrous for the type, one of the best we’ve seen. Estimate: $400-$600.

mate: $300-$450.

Mexico (colonial)

147. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Philip V, 1745MF, encap-

sulated NGC MS 61. CT-141; KM-148. Exceptional grade, with lovely iridescent toning all over, underlying luster, not the top of the census numerically but surely among the most beautiful of specimens. Estimate: $13,500-$20,000.

148. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792FM. Polished VF+ with weak centers and minor marks. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #169. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

CT-40; KM-159. 26.88 grams.

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Mexico (Empire of Iturbide)

Session I

149. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 escudos, 1823JM, Iturbide. KM-312 (as “scudos”). 13.51 grams. Lustrous AU with minor scratches and hairlines, adjustment marks and weakness in centers, die-crack at 3 o’clock on reverse rim, rare (brief ) type. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Mexico (Empire of Maximilian) 150. Mexico City, Mexico, 20 pesos, Maximilian, 1866. KM-389. 33.72 grams.

AU with bagmarks and light surface hairlines, attractive color with hint of luster on reverse, popular as the type of coin given by the Emperor to his executioners in 1867. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Mexico (revolutionary)

151. Oaxaca, Mexico, provisional 20 pesos, 1915TM.

KM-754. 11.54 grams.

Lustrous but lightly cleaned UNC with natural crack from striking, popular revolutionary issue with just enough gold purity (17.5%) to give it a light yellow appearance. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

152. Mexico City, Mexico, 50 pesos, 1928. KM-481. 41.62 grams. Lustrous Mint State with minor bagmarks. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Netherlands (United) 153. Utrecht, United Netherlands,

154. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, encapsulated NGC MS 61, from the Akerendam (1725). KM-7.1. Slightly

ducat, 1724, encapsulated NGC MS 62, from the Akerendam (1725), stated inside slab. KM-7.1. Good luster, minimal

grainy surfaces with muted luster, the obverse slightly off-center. From the Akerendam (1725). Estimate: $600-$900.

knight’s-head detail and with small mark there. From the Akerendam (1725). Estimate: $600-$900.

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Session I

Netherlands (Kingdom)

155. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, from the Akerendam (1725). KM-7.1. 3.47 grams. Slightly off-center Mint State

with weak knight’s head. From the Akerendam (1725), and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

160. Netherlands, 10 gulden, Wilhelmina, 1925.

KM-162.

6.72 grams. UNC with muted luster, faint orange toning. Estimate:

$300-$450.

Peru (colonial) 156. Holland, Netherlands, ducat, 1729, encapsulated NGC

MS 64, from the Vliegenthart (1735).

KM-12.2. Lustrous and choice (as usual for this mint), with spots of red toning, second highest grade in NGC census. From the Vliegenthart (1735). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

161. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, from the Luz (1752), ex-Castells. CT-18; KM-50. 26.96 grams. Matte UNC with muted luster, small scratch in crown, one of only two of this

157. Holland, Netherlands, ducat, 1729, from the Vlieg- “large wigged bust” type from this wreck, plated in Castells but with

enthart (1735). KM-12.2. 3.54 grams. Lustrous Mint State with tiny red spots here and there, slightly wrinkled flan (as made). From the Vliegenthart (1735), with certificate #733 from the salvagers. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

wrong lot number (photo says 131 instead of 132), distinguishable by a small (natural) lamination near center of reverse. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of October 1997, lot #132. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

158. Holland, Netherlands, ducat, 1729, from the Vlieg-

enthart (1735). KM-12.2. 3.47 grams. Lustrous Mint State with tiny red spots here and there, slightly wrinkled flan (as made). From the Vliegenthart (1735). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

162. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1788IJ. CT-48;

KM-82.1a. 26.79 grams. Heavily polished XF, with graffiti in obverse fields crudely erased. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #186. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

159. Holland, United Netherlands, ducat, 1729, from the Wendela (1737), ex-Sotheby.

Mint State with underlying luster peeking through slight surface porosity, rare provenance. From the Wendela (1737) and the Sotheby & Co. auction of November 1973, with copy of auction catalog pages, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $800-$1,200. KM-12.2. 3.49 grams.

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Peru (Republic)

Session I

163. Cuzco, Peru, 8 escudos, 1838MS, very rare, encapsulated PCGS MS 63 (old green tag). KM-171. Beautifully toned and highly lustrous, with an elegant (albeit somewhat busy) design, scarce and popular two-year type of South Peru with REPUB instead of ESTADO and CONFEDERACION instead of FEDERACION, very rare grade and surely among the choicest specimens even though the very centers are somewhat grainy (as made). Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

164. Lima, Peru, 100 soles, 1963. KM-231. 46.76 grams. BU with 165. Lima, Peru, 50 soles, 1962. KM-230. 23.37 grams. BU with minor die-polish on date side, otherwise practically flawless, hefty coin comprising over 1.35 ounces of pure gold content. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

faint die-polish on date side, otherwise flawless. Estimate: $800$1,200.

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Portugal

Session I

166. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), legends CRVZATVS … RE / ADIVTORIVM … NOM, dot below cross (unlisted variety), from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Gomes-unl (Type 34); Fr-9.

3.51 grams. AU with red staining, spot of white encrustation near edge, hints of luster, clear details that reveal a heretofore unknown variety for

Portuguese numismatic specialists, also among our first offerings from this wreck. From an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

167. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), legends CRVZATVS … REGIS / ADIVTORIVM … NOMINE, dot below cross, from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Gomes-34.04b; Fr-9. 3.52 grams. AU with

muted luster and spots of encrustation (both white and black), one of the first available from this wreck. From an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

168. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), legends CRVZATVS … QVINTI / ADIVTORIVM

… NO, dot below cross and ringlet in bottom-right quadrant, from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England.

Gomes-34.09; Fr-9. 3.52 grams. Nice AU with muted luster, clear details all over, one of the first to be offered from this wreck. From an unidentified

1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Session I

169. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), legends CRVTVS ALFONSVS QVINTI REX P /

CRVZATVS ALFONSVS QVINTI R, dot below cross, encircled cross at top on obverse (unlisted variety), from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Gomes-unl (Type 34); Fr-9. 3.51 grams. AU with hints of luster, clear details including legends unlike any other listed in Gomes (for the Portuguese numismatic specialist), among the first to be offered from this wreck. From an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

170. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), legends ADIVTORIVM … NOM / CRVZATVS … R, dot below cross, encircled cross at top on obverse (unlisted variety), from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Gomes-unl (Type 34); Fr-9. 3.52 grams. AU with hints of luster, punchmark in center, unlisted legends (for the Portuguese numismatic specialist), one of the first few to be offered from this wreck. From an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

171. Porto, Portugal, cruzado, Afonso V (1438-81, struck 1457-81), P below cross, legends ALFQ … PORTUGALIA …

ELA / AIUTORIUM … TA, rare mint, from an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Gomes-35.02; Fr-10. 3.49 grams. XF/AU with hints of luster, small patches of red and black staining, clear details, rare mint and very rare variety with high catalog value.

From an unidentified 1400s wreck off Isle of Wight, England. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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Session I 172. Portugal, 10,000 reis, Luiz I, 1886, encapsulated NGC MS 63.

KM-520.

Lustrous with light bagmarks only, key date (only 1,800 minted). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Saudi Arabia 173. Saudi Arabia, guinea, AH1370 (1950), encapsulated NGC MS 66. KM-36. Muted luster but no marks or wear of any kind. Estimate: $400-$600.

174. Saudi Arabia, guinea, AH1370 (1950). KM-36. 8.00 grams. BU with very tiny rim-nick only. Estimate: $300-$450.

South Africa

175. Four-coin set of proof 1, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10 krugerrand, 2008, all encapsulated NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO / ONE OF FIRST 300 STRUCK.

KM-73, 107, 106 and 105. Beautiful

mirror proofs in rosy gold color, bullion issues in top grade from a promotion. Housed in original, wooden, promotional presentation box. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

176. Four-coin set of proof 1, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10 krugerrand, 2008, all encapsulated NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO / ONE OF FIRST 300 STRUCK.

KM-73, 107, 106 and 105. Beautiful

mirror proofs in rosy gold color, bullion issues in top grade from a promotion. Housed in original, wooden, promotional presentation box. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

177. South Africa (under Great Britain), sovereign,

1927-SA. KM-21. 8.00 grams. Mint State with muted luster and faint toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

Spain

Visigoths

178. Spain (Visigoths), gold tremissis, Sisebut (612-621 AD),

Emerita mint (Merida, Badajoz, Spain). CNV-258; Cay-216. 1.47 grams. Lustrous Mint State with bold legends, small natural lacuna at

Castile and León

179. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), dobla de la banda, Juan II (1406-1474), mintmark S at top of cross. Cay-1515. 4.63

grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full details, UNC with areas of luster, very nice aspect all over. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

about 9 o’clock on reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Session I

Ferdinand-Isabel

Philip V

180. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, dot

in center, * and four dots at top, S and four dots at bottom between busts. CT-69. 6.99 grams. AU- with full and choice details,

183. Seville, Spain, milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1701M, S-M

to left and VIII to right of shield, flower after V, encapsulated NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. CT-157; KM-259.

particularly the faces of the king and queen. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

One-year type, lightly red-toned and somewhat lustrous for the period, slightly off-center strike. NGC certification number 3834242008. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Charles III

181. Toledo, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, o at

bottom between busts, T-oT flanking shield. CT-unl. 6.99 grams.

Well-detailed XF+ with old plugged hole near edge, scarce mint and rare (unlisted) variety. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

184. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1778PJ,

encapsulated NGC AU 58. CT-451; KM-417.1. Lustrous and choice, with bagmarks only on obverse (AU-/UNC). Estimate: $350-$500.

185. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1779/8PJ.

CT-unl. (type 55); KM-unl. (type 417.1). 6.71 grams. Lustrous XF+/AU+ with spots of red, no problems. Estimate: $350-$500.

182. Seville, Spain, 1/2 excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, S-S

186. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1788M.

flanking crowned F, *-* flanking crowned Y. CT-171. 1.77 grams.

Choice, fully detailed AU with contrasting sediment around data, lacking luster but otherwise perfect, a rather elusive type. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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CT-459; KM-417.1a. 6.73 grams.

timate: $350-$500.

Lustrous XF+/AU+, no problems. Es-

187. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV,

encapsulated NGC AU 55. CT-779; KM-425.1. Somewhat lustrous, with part of reverse rim crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session I

Charles IV

193. Barcelona, Spain, 20 pesetas, 1812. CT-4; KM-76. 6.80 grams. AU with luster and toning around details, very nice for this type. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Alfonso XII

188. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles IV, 1796MF,

encapsulated NGC AU 55 “US Legal Tender Until 1857� (stated inside slab). CT-205; KM-436.1. Quite lustrous for the grade

(should be AU 58), high points just a little too smooth for MS. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

194. Madrid, Spain, 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1876DEM,

with 18-76 in stars. CT-1; KM-673. 8.07 grams. Matte Mint State with muted luster, no problems. Estimate: $350-$500.

189. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1799CN.

Uruguay

CT-451; KM-435.2. 6.73 grams. Lustrous AU with unusually weak center

on reverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

190. Seville, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1806CN.

CT-458; KM-435.2. 6.68 grams. Problem-free AU- with muted luster and faint toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ferdinand VII 195. Three-coin set of Uruguay (struck in Santiago) proof

patterns of 1969, all encapsulated NGC PR 65 Ultra Cameo: 10 pesos, 5 pesos and 1 peso. KM-PnA88, A90 and A88. Mirror proofs with minor die-polishing keeping them from a higher numeric grade, still scarce in this high grade. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

191. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII (large bust), 1814GJ. CT-210; KM-483.1. 6.67 grams. Nice XF+ with hint of

luster, very minor edge-nick. Estimate: $300-$450.

Napoleonic

196. Uruguay (struck in Santiago), proof 5 new pesos,

192. Madrid, Spain, 80 reales de vellon, Joseph Napoleon,

1812/1AI, rare, encapsulated NGC AU 58.

CT-10; KM-552.

(1975), 150th anniversary of revolutionary movement, encapsulated NGC PR 64 Cameo. KM-65b. Mintage of only 1000

Choice and highly lustrous (every bit of MS in our opinion), a very rare grade for this issue (second finest known in NGC census). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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pieces, minor die-polishing and faint fingerprints in fields. Estimate: $800-$1,200.


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197. Uruguay (struck in Santiago), proof 10 new pesos, 1981, encapsulated NGC PR 64 Ultra Cameo. KM-79b. Very

low mintage issue (only 100 struck in gold), colorful toning, minor die-polishing and faint fingerprints in fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

198. Uruguay, proof 20,000 new pesos, 1983, proposed royal visit, encapsulated NGC PR 66 Ultra Cameo. KM-X1a.

Beautiful mirror fields with light toning, mintage of only 1500 pieces. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

199. Uruguay, proof 2000 new pesos in gold, 1983, proposed royal visit, encapsulated NGC PR 66 Ultra Cameo (oversized slab). KM-X2. 6-1/2” x 4-3/4” (slab).

Superb cameo contrast with spectacular mirrored fields, large coin (50.5mm in diameter) that was struck in gold for a silver-coin denomination, the first we have offered and the only specimen in the NGC census. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

200. Uruguay (struck in Santiago), 3-coin set of proof 1 gaucho, 1/2 gaucho and 1/4 gaucho, 1992, all encapsulated NGC Ultra Cameo: PF 65, PF 66 and PF 67. KM-110, 109 and 108. A seldom-seen set, with the largest (1 oz) issue having a mintage of only 250 coins, near-perfect proofs with just some slight surface granularity. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Venezuela 201. Venezuela, (100 bolívares), 1886, space between 8 and 6. KM-Y34.

32.26 grams. Bold AU with hairline scratches in fields, light yellow color. Estimate:

$1,500-$2,250.

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Shipwreck Ingots

(note: photos not actual size)

Gold Unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean

202. Complete gold “strap” ingot for making oro corriente pieces, marked five times with circular tax stamp of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Charles I of Spain) and C inside box, 1128 grams, estimated 22K, very rare, from an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. 10-1/2” x 1-1/4” x 1/4”. It is tempting to call this object simply a “gold bar,” but that does not convey its full importance, as its near-uniform flatness and its markings all indicate that this piece is the first example ever recorded of a complete “strap” (in Spanish: riel) for cutting into the known (but very rare) money pieces (small) known as “oro corriente,” which were used in place of actual gold coins (which were in short supply) in the colonies and thus represent the “first fish out of the lake” from the colonies in terms of local gold coinage. The markings are of two types (each represented five times on this piece): a simple C inside a box, presumably for Charles I (or possibly for Castilla de Oro, the original name for Panama), and a circular tax stamp with legend CAROLVS IMPERATOR around a castle (again supporting the Castilla de Oro theory). Also noteworthy is that these are the same markings seen on the oro corriente pieces (but not the bars) recovered from the ca.-1528 “Tumbaga Wreck,” which means this bar (and possibly the wreck that yielded it) dates back to the 1520s. If the Castilla de Oro theory is correct, then this piece could date back as far as 1519, when the Panama area was governed by the famous “Pedrarias” (Pedro Arias Dávila) and just after Charles became Holy Roman Emperor (he had been ruling Spain since 1516). Note the lack of any assayer’s “bite” or markings of fineness, one of the many reasons oro corriente was soon outlawed, despite the continuing need for local coinage. On the other side of the bar are some old but intentional test-scratches but also what appear to be hammered-out places near each end that could have been other markings. A very neat piece overall, attractively yellow-gold in color, impressive in size and unique in importance, especially as the earliest form of Spanish colonial gold treasure we have ever offered. From an unidentified early 1500s wreck in the Caribbean. Estimate: $60,000-$90,000.

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

203. Gold “finger” bar, 713 grams, marked with fineness XVI• (16.25K), encrusted with coral as from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). 7-3/4”

x 1” x 1/2”. With two fineness markings peeking out through heavy white coral encrustation (and one more presumably buried inside), one end neatly sliced halfway and broken the rest of the way (typical), this piece is a rather eye-catching specimen (for both size and beauty) from this mysterious wreck that is known for being the single largest source of Mexican Charles-Joanna coins on the market in our time, in a period when gold coins were not yet made in the New World and “oro corriente” was being phased out. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Estimate: $35,000-up.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

204. Large gold disk (contraband?), 2029 grams, marked with fineness XI• (11.25K, confirmed by testing), from the 1715 Fleet. 5” in diameter and 7/8” at its thickest. We attribute this piece to the Douglass Beach site (formerly Colored Beach) because that particular

1715-Fleet wreck is known for large gold disks in low fineness like this one, which shows a bold fineness in center and three parallel lines near edge but no other markings, the surface rather cratered (as made), especially on the rounded bottom, which has a large bubble-void that exits through the top, inside of which can be discerned a sheen of white encrustation. The edge shows a small, chiseled, assayer’s “bite” (hence maybe not contraband, despite its lack of tax stamps), plus two modern test-cuts, no doubt required by the fact that the whole piece is so washed-out in color as to almost appear more silver than gold (yet modern XRF testing confirms the gold fineness as marked). This piece was recovered long ago (probably 1970s) and is not related to the recent finds at Douglass Beach under Queens Jewels LLC. From the 1715 Fleet, probably Douglass Beach site. Estimate: $35,000-up.

Non-wreck

205. Natural gold nugget,

206. Natural gold nugget,

35.27 grams, from Alaska.

23.84 grams, from Alaska.

sized nugget with typically very craggy surfaces punctuated with small bits of white quartz and spots of coppery orange, the outer points smoothed by river action. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

ing-gum sized chunk of attractive gold with smoothed points and grayish quartz in crevices. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Roughly 1-1/4” x 3/4” x 1/2”. Nice-

Roughly 1” x 5/8” x 5/8”. Chew-

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207. Natural gold nugget, 8.81 208. Natural gold nug-

grams, from the Feather River get, 3.81 grams. Roughly in California. Roughly 1/2” x 1/2” 5/8” x 3/8” x 1/8”. Very

x 1/4”. Very clean, bright nugget

with most points intact (not much smoothing), no quartz matrix remaining, found in a tributary of the Sacramento River in Northern California. Estimate: $500-$750.

rough surfaces with traces of black and whitish matrix and debris, not much smoothing on surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.


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209. Lot of 18 natural gold nuggets from rivers near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,

37.54 grams total. Each up to 1/2” in length. Solid, mostly flat, oval nuggets with smooth surfaces and all of approximately the same size, good color. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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

210. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-61, 2119 grams, marked with fineness IV III L XXX (1380/2400) and two tax stamps, large

area of exposed copper. About 9” x 4” x 3/8”. Very neatly rectangular ingot (also quite flat) with bold fineness marking in center (with small

x-shaped marks in boxes above and below, possibly the mark of the assayer), partial circular tax stamps near either end, diagonal “bite” in one corner, but most intriguing aspect is a large area of exposed pure copper, revealing how most “tumbaga” silver was created by hammering silver and copper together and therefore showing the true nature of “metal of Michoacán” (truly a museum piece), nicely toned all over, and important for never having been offered on the market before, as it was given out to an investor (Horner, via Lou Ullian) just after Armstrong’s conservation and recording. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), and pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

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Session I 211. Large silver bar #451, 82 lb 7.36 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, manifest #747, fineness 2380/2400, dated 1622 (Potosí),

owner/shipper Ucarraga / Muñibe / Rodríguez, from the Atocha (1622). 14” x 5” x 3-1/2”. One of the most beautiful, large Atocha bars we have ever handled, with very clear “Po1622” mine and date stamp, bold manifest number DCCXLVII, clear fineness IIUCCCLXXX, three circular tax stamps of Philip IV (two of which are nearly full), clear silvermaster mark V near corner (for de Vreder), and a very bold large-A owner/shipper mark at one end. (On the other end is a prior owner/shipper mark diamond-topped R with curved leg that was effaced by hammering, perhaps indicating a transfer of ownership.) In the center is the typical double-scoop assayer’s “bite.” With minimal surface corrosion all over, and traces of black charcoal in crevices on the sides, this is also one of the heavier bars around. Last but not least is the accompanying complete manifest report, which was an optional (and mostly declined) item when the bars were first distributed. A premium Atocha ingot in many ways! From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S451 and manifest report by Homer Lyon Jr. (Dr. Eugene Lyon’s brother). Estimate: $30,000-up.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 212. Small, neatly formed silver contraband ingot,

833 grams, marked with III-V-I, from the Capitana (1654). 4” x 1-1/2” x 1”. Small, loaf-shaped ingot with dark

and featureless top but rounded bottom with hand-engraved marks (similar to ones on other Capitana bars) that we previously interpreted as fineness in dineros-granos-milésimos, but in this case those numbers do not make sense (3 dineros, 5 granos, 1 milésimo, about 27% fine), so probably they mean something else, in any case the first of this shape we have seen from this wreck (all others being oval). From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $600-$900.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida 213. Contraband silver “wedge” ingot, 968 grams, from the 1715 Fleet. 3-1/2” x 3” x 2”. Large triangular ingot with no markings, dark surfaces as uncleaned, typical shape supposedly designed for filling the false bottom of a barrel. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

214. Contraband silver “half cylinder” ingot, 567 grams, from the 1715 Fleet. 3” x 3” x 1-1/2”. Darkly encrusted (uncleaned)

on rounded side, probably cut from a full cylinder in its time as the flat inner side seems smoother, no markings. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

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215. Small, contraband silver “wedge” ingot, 269 grams, from the 1715 Fleet. 2-3/4” x 2-1/4” x 1-1/4”. More

random in shape than most wedges, the flat side smoother (as probably cut from a thicker wedge), light encrustation only. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $300-$450.

216. Lot of 3 pieces of an original riel (strap) for making cob planchets, 129 grams total, very rare, from the 1715 Fleet. 4” x 2-1/2” assembled. With the appearance of three blank cob 8 reales (but slightly heavier), these three pieces fit together perfectly on their broken edges, the other edges naturally rounded, top sides smooth but bottoms rough (as made), no encrustation or markings of any kind, first such item we have ever handled (but see our article “Straps for Cash” for pictures of similar pieces in the old Real Eight Museum). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

217. Small, contraband silver “cylinder” ingot, 333 grams, from the 1733

Fleet. 2” in diameter and 2” tall. Mostly perfectly cylindrical but with pieces broken off about half the exterior, lightly encrusted (uncleaned), no markings. From the 1733 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

218. Lot of 2 very small silver “splash” ingots, 189 grams total, from the 1733 Fleet. Each about 2-1/2” x 2”. Very irregular flat

pieces of silver with rough bottoms and striated tops (from cooling flow), light tan encrustation and toning, no markings. From the 1733 Fleet. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

219. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1372 grams, about 98.5% fine, no stamps visible, from the Bredenhof (1753). 5-3/4” x 1-1/2”

x 1”. A typical VOC ingot originally (perfectly rectangular) but with corners and one side greatly eroded from corrosion (effectively erasing the markings), darkly toned with some light encrustation. From the Bredenhof (1753). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

220. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1066 grams, about 98.5% fine, no stamps visible, from the Bredenhof (1753). 5-1/2” x 1-1/2”

x 1”. Originally rectangular (like all VOC ingots) but now with only one side more or less intact, the other sides heavily eroded (as much as 1/2” deep) from corrosion and wear, yet still with weight-adjusting pit at one end intact. From the Bredenhof (1753), with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

221. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1061 grams, about 98.5% fine, no stamps visible, from the Bredenhof (1753). 5-1/2” x 1-1/2”

x 1”. Nearly half of an ingot of typical VOC shape, with one side nearly intact but the other eroded away by as much as 1/2”, darkly toned. From the Bredenhof (1753), with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Non-wreck

222. Silver “plata corriente” cut piece of a “splash” ingot,

marked with one tax stamp, 47.62 grams. 2” x 3/4” x 1/4”.

Rough but silvery (not oxidized) with one side thicker than the other as broken off the outer edge of a “splash,” partial circular stamp with (IMPE)RAT(OR) visible. Estimate: $300-$450.

224. Silver “plata corriente” cut piece of a “splash” ingot, marked with one tax stamp, 19.08 grams. 3/4” x 5/8” x 1/4”.

Rectangular chunk, thicker at one end as broken from the outside of a disk, with much of a circular stamp visible on one side showing (PHILIP)PVS D(G), silvery surfaces. Estimate: $150-$225.

225. Silver “plata corriente” cut piece of a “splash” ingot, 223. Silver “plata corriente” cut piece of a “splash” ingot, marked with one tax stamp, 18.71 grams. 1” x 3/4” x 3/8”. In-

marked with one tax stamp, 23.66 grams. 1-1/4” x 3/4” x 1/4”.

About 90 degrees of a very small disk, with inside point thicker than rounded outside, silvery surfaces, the circular stamp with faint CA(ROLVS) visible. Estimate: $150-$225.

terior piece with all sides broken (and thick), unreadable segment of a circular stamp in center of silvery topside, the other side with tan encrustation. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Shipwreck Silver Coins Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas

226. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo with dotted circles). Nesmith-26c; S-4; CT-74. 13.17 grams. Light surface cor-

227. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith5c; S-M5; CT-81. 13.33 grams. Broad

flan with full inner details and full but partially weak legends, spotty dark toning (not fully cleaned). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

rosion, bold full inner details and most of legends, contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 off Mozambique, east of Africa 228. Valladolid, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer oA to right, denomination 8, rare.

CT-280. 20.92 grams. Very bold full shield and cross, king’s name PHILIPPVS, denomination 8, nice light toning, minimal surface corrosion but parts of edge smoothed away (probably to fit into a bezel at one point). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

229. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer (F)-oD, rare. S-M14; KM-43; CT-155. 19.18 grams. Dark and thin from

moderate to heavy corrosion but with clear 8-oD to right of full and well-detailed shield. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

F. 25.37 grams. Nice full cross, full but weaker shield, peripheries flat and corroded in places (also two small splits), nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #4 (lot #227). Estimate: $200-$300.

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

(F)-oD, rare. S-M14; KM-36. 11.08 grams. Round but moderately corroded, cross and shield still full, with clear oD to right, darkly toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Session I 232. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (15)90 date (vertical) to right, mintmark S above denomination o-VIII to left of shield, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross, unlisted variety. CT-unl (cf

Nicely detailed full shield and cross despite moderate surface corrosion, lightly toned, weak but certain date, clear mintmark and assayer. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

241). 20.26 grams.

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

235. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer D,

Grade 1. S-M18; KM-37.2. 12.45 grams. Solid and largely uncorroded,

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

with clear assayer, full shield and cross, typically silvery. With Fisher certificate #191320. Estimate: $500-$750.

D, Grade 1, replacement certificate. S-M18; KM-44.3. 26.79 grams.

Solid flan with minimal corrosion, full shield and cross, clear assayer and denomination, typically silvery, edge-split. With Fisher tag #159586 and replacement photo-certificate from HRC. Estimate: $350-$500.

234. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III,

assayer F and not visible, all Grade 3. KM-44.3. 70.93 grams total.

Two solid (one with good full cross and shield) but one almost fragmentary from heavy corrosion. With Fisher certificates #185202, 201328 236. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2R, Philip III, assayand 201910. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900. ers not visible, Grade-2 quality but certificates missing. 10.40 grams total. Nearly full shields and crosses, light to moderate surface corrosion only. With Fisher tags #131656 and 140688 (certificates missing). Estimate: $250-$375.

Lima

237. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

238. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de

name, good full shield and cross, bold P-oD, minimal to light surface corrosion, rare and desirable as among 237 coins hand-selected for a collection offered in 1988. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #237426 and coin #80 in the Atocha Research Collection (Christie’s, 1988). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

choice full shield and cross, also most of crown and king’s name, bold P-oD, clearly a choice specimen deserving of its pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #236650 and coin #99 in the Atocha Research Collection (Christie’s, 1988). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

la Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Grade 1, ex-Research Collection. S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 6.41 grams. Totally uncorroded, with

Torre, *-4 to left, P-oD to right, Grade 1, ex-Research Collection. S-L4; KM-11; CT-317. 12.55 grams. Broad flan with full king’s

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Session I 239. 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. 5.89 grams. Nice full shield and cross, nearly full crown,

light surface corrosion only. With Fisher certificate #196850 (mis-attributed to Potosí). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Potosí 8R

240. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C under erasure, very rare, Grade 1, ex-Research Collection (Plate Coin).

S-P5; KM-5.1; CT-136 (under La Plata). 25.40 grams. With bold P-erasure-C (the erasure believed to be B/L with the B contrived from an S-punch) to left of a full and well-detailed shield, the cross-lions-castles also full and bold, light surface corrosion only in part of periphery, this is a very nice example of a classic rarity that was re-attributed to Potosí after new research presented in 1988 (after the bulk of Atocha coins were certified), one of very few known from the Atocha and further desirable for its RC pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with special Fisher photocertificate #237189 (described as La Plata mint) and Plate Coin #4 in the Atocha Research Collection (Christie’s, 1988). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

241. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C (rare), Grade-2 or -3 quality but certificate missing. S-P16; KM-10. 23.74

grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full but corroded shield with weak but certain P-C to left, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #244955 (certificate missing). Estimate: $200-$300.

242. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C (rare), Grade-3 quality but certificate missing. S-P16; KM-10. 21.98 grams.

Full shield with clear P-C, nearly full cross, part of edge missing and some surface corrosion, silvery all over. With Fisher tag #199952 (certificate missing). Estimate: $150-$225.

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243. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/C 247. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617(M), Grade 4. S-P19; Broad flan with no corrosion but much flatness, full shield and cross. With Fisher tag #146647 (certificate missing). Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P16; KM-10. 26.10 grams.

KM-10; CT-129. 17.47 grams. Good cross with full and clear date, heavily corroded shield and part of edge missing. With Fisher certificate #175246. Estimate: $175-$250.

244. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

248. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (161)9T, Grade 2. S-P21;

(rare), Grade 1, certificate missing.

1. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 26.81 grams. Broad, round, uncorroded flan with

very bold assayer, good full shield and cross, toned fields, tiny edgesplits. With Fisher photo-certificate #151949. Estimate: $500-$750.

245. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

1. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 26.40 grams. Nicely toned and corrosion-free, with bold assayer, good full shield and cross. With Fisher certificate #156240 (no tag). Estimate: $400-$600.

246. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)617M, Grade-2 quality

but certificate missing. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 25.57 grams. Bold 17

of date, full but lightly corroded shield and crown and cross, silvery with dark streaks. With Fisher/Miguel tag #V-708 (certificate missing). Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-10; CT-133. 25.09 grams. Full 9 of date on a round flan with full but lightly corroded shield and cross (the former slightly doubled). With Fisher certificate #199815. Estimate: $400-$600.

249. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1(6)19T, Grade-2 quality but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 24.75 grams. Full P+T

next to full shield, corroded and partially flat cross side with weak but certain date. With Fisher tag #181478 (certificate missing), showing incorrect assayer and weight and no date. Estimate: $200-$300.

250. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)19(T), Grade-3 quality

but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 22.51 grams. Moderately corroded all over, with full shield and cross and most of date but low contrast from cleaning. With Fisher tag #175756 (certificate missing) without date listed. Estimate: $150-$225.

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251. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, Grade-3 quality

but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. 21.89 grams. Full but

doubled date, nearly full cross and shield but moderately to heavily corroded, with pieces of edge missing as well. With Fisher tag #175366 (certificate missing). Estimate: $150-$225.

252. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)620T, Grade-2 quality

but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-10; CT-137. 25.22 grams. Thick flan

with full but crude shield and cross, most of date visible as well as other legend lettering, light to moderate surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #133637 (certificate missing) without date listed. Estimate: $250-$375.

253. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621(T), with upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1, with original tag but certificate missing, ex-Caesar’s Palace auction (1987), with associated items. S-P21; KM-10. 26.67 grams. Premium coin even without the extensive modern accompaniments (unique and valuable in their own right), corrosion-free and solid, with very bold full date, full shield (slightly doubled) and cross with transposition errors, toned in crevices. With Fisher tag #213917 (certificate missing), pedigreed to the September 1987 Butterfield auction at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas (lot #303), with lot card, catalog, bidder paddle, admission ticket and exhibition brochures. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

254. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621T, upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. 27.03 grams. Silvery but solid, with no practically corrosion, the shield and cross full and the date bold, minor doubling all over. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with Fisher certificate #212360. Estimate: $600-$900.

255. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)21T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10. 24.33 grams. Small, thick flan with light to moderate surface corrosion, good full shield and cross, bottom of 2 and full 1 of date. With Fisher certificate #196691 (date not mentioned). Estimate: $400-$600.

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256. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1621T, Grade 2, certificate

missing. S-P21; KM-10. 24.88 grams. Roundish flan with no corrosion (but underweight), full shield and cross, small dark patch and edgecrack. With Fisher/Miguel tag #V-1002 (certificate missing). Estimate: $250-$375.

260. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-2 quality but Grade 3 on certificate. KM-10. 20.78 grams. Full but doubled cross, full but corroded shield, thin

around edge, unusually darkly toned. With Fisher certificate #149526. Estimate: $250-$375.

257. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)621T, Grade-3 quality

but certificate missing.

S-P21; KM-10. 19.25 grams. Moderately to heavily corroded but with good full shield and cross, full 21 of date, unusually toned. With Fisher tag #202026 (certificate missing) without date listed. Estimate: $150-$225.

261. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3 (6 points), with hand-signed certificate from 1976 (Cape Coral Bank).

Good full shield and cross, solid but with some surface corrosion and brightly cleaned (now toning), possible final digit 2 of date (hence 1622, which is rare), desirable old certificate from before the “mother lode.” Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original hand-signed Fisher photo-certificate #538 from 1976. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-10. 24.60 grams.

Potosí 8R Group Lots

258. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)621T, Grade-3 quality

but certificate missing.

S-P21; KM-10. 15.72 grams. Bold date and P+T, much of flan lost to heavy corrosion, silvery and with deep edgesplit. With Fisher tag #201455 (certificate missing) without date listed. Estimate: $150-$225.

262. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers M, T and not visible, all Grade 1 (one with replacement certificate). KM-10. 122.57 grams total. Generally good full crosses

(one doubled) and shields, one with edge-split, most with minor spots of corrosion. With Fisher certificates #160070, 160857 (HRC replacement), 163453, 173644 and 190801. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

263. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, as-

sayers Q and not visible, Grade-2 quality but no Grades on certificates. KM-10. 60.65 grams total. Generally good full cross and

shields with moderate corrosion, one doubled. With Fisher certificates #120713, 184714 and 221570. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

264. Lot of 8 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 2 (or better) but certificates missing. KM-10. 201.81 grams total. All with good crosses and shields,

259. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1, certificate missing.

Broad flan with much of king’s name, full shield and cross with weak centers, bold full P+T, minimal corrosion constrained to peripheries. With Fisher/Miguel tag #V-1767 (certificate missing). Estimate: $300-$450. S-P21; KM-10. 25.15 grams.

minimal corrosion, really mostly Grade-1 quality but with Grade 2 indicated on some tags. With Fisher tags #136679, 190418, 196559 and 203530 and Fisher/Miguel tags #V-223, -330, -441 and -924. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Session I 265. Lot of 9 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers 274. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II and III,

Q, T and not visible, all Grade 2. KM-10. 212.69 grams total. Gener-

assayers B, Q, T and not visible, all Grade 3, all with replacement certificates. 194.57 grams total. Mostly solid but moderately

ally good crosses and shields, light to moderate corrosion. With Fisher certificates #120876, 140349, 152697, 183097, 183147, 196459, 201002, 208195 and 229754. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,750-$4,000.

266. Lot of 8 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade-2 or -3 quality but certificates missing. KM-10. 175.59 grams total. Generally good crosses and shields, light to moderate corrosion. With Fisher tags #120690, 180153, 180732, 185256, 186574, 198908, 200926 and 245788. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

267. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayers B and not visible, all Grade 3. 61.45 grams total. Moderately cor-

corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #105368, 182598, 187070, 202021, 202090, 218324, 218854 and 221277, and with replacement photo-certificates from HRC. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

275. Lot of 7 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade-3 quality but certificates missing. KM-10. 140.74 grams total. Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #173900, 183688, 188342, 197425, 197718, 205784 and 245842. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

Potosí 4R

roded but with clear shields and crosses, all in the finer style of Philip II. With Fisher certificates #141871, 180038 and 219327 (all misattributed to Philip III). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

268. Lot of 6 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers R, Q, T and not visible, all Grade 3, old certificates (pre”mother lode”). KM-10. 101.53 grams total. Moderately to heavily

corroded, most with clear shields and crosses, but mostly attractive for the old tags and certificates. With Fisher photo-certificates #82-541, 82-542, 82-543, 82-552, A84-001 and A84-213. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

276. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period), Grade 1, certificate missing. S-P10; KM-4.2. 13.18 grams.

269. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various Choice full cross, full shield with minimal corrosion at bottom and

assayers (where visible), all Grade 3. KM-10. 192.46 grams total.

Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #174463, 180008, 180011, 180035, 180044, 180403, 180406, 181030, 181037 and 184621. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

nearly full crown above, toning in crevices. With Fisher/Miguel tag #V-577 (certificate missing). Estimate: $400-$600.

270. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 3. KM-10. 207.14 grams total.

Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #184639, 184732, 184793, 184799, 186821, 186833, 186839, 188899, 189014 and 189047. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

277. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 271. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various period), borders of x’s, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 on the

assayers (where visible), all Grade 3. KM-10. 205.40 grams total.

Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #189101, 189180, 196376, 199145, 199151, 199953, 200924, 200969, 201551 and 201771. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

certificate. S-P14; KM-4.3. 13.54 grams. Broad, round flan with choice full crown and shield, full but partially weak (and slightly doubled) cross, toned in crevices for bold contrast, minimal surface corrosion. With Fisher certificate #230329. Estimate: $300-$450.

272. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 3. KM-10. 207.16 grams total.

Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #201801, 205894, 207448, 208831, 215135, 215156, 215160, 215251, 215716 and 215887. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

273. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various

assayers (where visible), all Grade 3. KM-10. 209.55 grams total.

278. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade

Mostly solid but moderately corroded but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #215899, 217890, 218057, 218168, 222516, 22539, 222553, 222588, 222739 and 231845. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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2, replacement certificate. S-P17; KM-9; CT-243. 12.24 grams. Good full shield with clear P-Q, full but off-center cross, very light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #189650 and replacement photo-certificate from HRC. Estimate: $250-$375.


Session I 283. Lot of 4 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade-2 or -3 quality but certificates missing. KM-9. 42.32 grams total. Light to moderate corrosion but

with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher tags #141771, 189837, 202944 and 245578. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

279. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (161)9T, Grade-2 or -3 284. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers

quality but certificate missing. S-P21; KM-9. 11.14 grams. Bold but off-center shield with clear P+T, tail of 9 of date outside of full but weak cross, light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag #136060 (certificate missing) without date listed. Estimate: $250-$375.

R, Q and not visible, all Grade 3. KM-9. 32.06 grams total. Light

to moderate corrosion but with clear shields and crosses. With Fisher certificates #140650, 187360 and 222472. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 2R

280. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade-1 quality but no Grade on certificate. S-P21; KM-9. 13.50 grams. Odd shape but no corrosion at all, good full cross and nearly full shield, toning around details. With Fisher certificate #153287. Estimate: $400-$600.

285. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period, “Lima style”), Grade-1 or -2 quality but certificate missing. S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.43 grams. Exceptionally broad, thin flan with choice full details (legends and inner data), no corrosion, nice toning. With Fisher tag #177149 (attributed to Lima). Estimate: $400-$600.

281. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1, certificate missing.

S-P21; KM-9. 13.25 grams. Choice, full, but double-struck cross and shield, no corrosion. With Fisher tag #191258 (certificate missing). Estimate: $350-$500.

286. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period, “Lima style”), Grade-1 or -2 quality but certificate missing. S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.42 grams. Broad flan with choice full cross and

Potosí 4R Group Lots

282. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 2 (or better) but certificates missing. KM-9. 62.99 grams total. Good full crosses and shields, light

shield, much legend, nice toning, practically no corrosion. With Fisher tag #176627 (attributed to Lima). Estimate: $400-$600.

corrosion only. With Fisher tags #100082, 200577 and 209930 and Fisher/Miguel tags #V-623 and -851. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

287. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

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6.34 grams. Good full shield and crown, full but slightly weaker cross-

and-tressure, corrosion-free. With Fisher tag #143919. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Session I 288. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617M, Grade 1, ex-Research Collection (Plate Coin). S-P19; KM-8; CT356. 6.72 grams. Oblong flan with boldest

and fullest date imaginable, also full and bold P-M (with inexplicable TMRA in legend to left), shield and cross, king’s ordinal III, nicely toned and corrosionfree, also desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #144398 and Plate Coin #188 in the Atocha Research Collection (Christie’s, 1988). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Potosí 2R Group Lots

289. Lot of 7 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade-1 or -2 quality but certifi-

cates missing. KM-8. 46.38 grams total. Little or no corrosion, nice shields and crosses, very popular for jewelry. With Fisher tags #143053, 143167, 143204, 143278, 143545, 143581 and 143811. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

290. Lot of 7 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade-1 or -2 quality but certifi-

cates missing. KM-8. 46.37 grams total. Little or no corrosion, nice shields and crosses, very popular for jewelry. With Fisher tags #127744, 128512, 135271, 143091, 143241, 143846 and 143881. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

291. Lot of 8 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade-2 quality but certificates

missing. KM-8. 45.94 grams total. Good full shields and crosses, light corrosion only, popular for jewelry. With Fisher tags #128860, 128903, 141834, 143315, 143352, 143389, 143652 and 184592. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Panama

292. Panama, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer oB to left, Grade-2 quality (no Grade on certificate), ex-Research Collection,

Proctor Plate Coin, very rare. S-AP4; KM-3.2; CT-507. 4.92 grams. Bold full A-P-II to right and clear but slightly doubled shield (lacking

Aragon) and cross, no surface corrosion but small part of edge missing, nicely toned and desirably pedigreed. Curiously, the issuance of cobs at the Panama mint was completely unknown when this coin was certified, so the Fisher folks simply put question-marks for mint and reign and assayer on the tag and certificate. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #237771 and coin #226 in the Atocha Research Collection (Christie’s, 1988), also Plate Coin 2R.7B in Proctor’s The Forgotten Mint of Colonial Panama (2005). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Cartagena

293. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1622, assayer not visible (A to right), mintmark RN to left, no pomegranate below Portugal in shield, rare, Grade-2 quality but no certificate or tag. Restrepo-M41.1; S-C2; KM-3.2; CT-251. 17.06 grams. Choice full shield

and cross, nearly full crown, full mintmark RN and clear date, minimal surface corrosion with nicely contrasting toning but some edge loss, overall a very attractive specimen of the rare first type of Colombia. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, reportedly purchased from Kane Fisher without tag or certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

294. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, (162)2, assayer A above denomination IIII to right, mintmark RN to left, very rare, Grade-2 or -3 quality but certificate missing. Restrepo-M34.2; S-C2; KM-2.3. 9.26 grams. Choice full shield with bold denomination, clear mintmark and assayer, nearly full crown, full but doubled cross with very faint date, nicely toned and with corrosion around edge only. With Fisher tag #109116. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 295. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. 26.73 grams. Solid

and uncorroded, with bold P•M next to full shield, full cross, some flat spots, toning in crevices. With Fisher photo-certificate #80M-8376, and pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #362. Estimate: $400-$600.

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296. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(1)9T, Grade 1. S-P21; 297. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

2. S-P21; KM-9. 8.23 grams. Small, thick flan with much of edge lost to

KM-10; CT-133. 24.95 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield, full P+T, full cross and most of date, uneven toning, peripheral corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with Fisher photo-certificate #8361 and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01017. Estimate: $500-$750.

corrosion, nearly full shield and cross anyway, silvery from cleaning. With Fisher photo-certificate #80M-5129. Estimate: $300-$450.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

298. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)640P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-336. 26.64 grams. Interesting shape (round with wide tail) and very bold date, most of cross, elegantly toned and 100% corrosion-free but with much flatness per the type. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original tags #005-MX8-640 and certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

299. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P), uncleaned, with coral and canvas-bag remnant adhering. S-M19; KM-45. 22.62 grams. Typical barrel-shaped

flan, somewhat thin from corrosion and dark as uncleaned, the main attraction being the large patch of original canvas (not just an imprint) on the reverse and white-and-green coral on front. With certificate and original tag #31572 and promotional booklet (Shedd Aquarium). Estimate: $200-$300.

300. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (E) below mintmark RN to left (late 1620s), ex-Lasser. Restrepo-M45.3; S-C3; KM-3.4. 23.76 grams. Choice

full shield and cross enhanced by contrasting toning, solid but with light surface corrosion all over, not much peripheral detail, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Joseph Lasser collection and our Auction #16 (lot #309), with our photocertificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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

301. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650)O, early style, with 302. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, modern 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 21.24 grams. Bold but doubled cross with clear countermark in center, crude

crown-alone countermark (common variety) on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 25.87 grams. Broad flan with well-detailed full cross and

full shield with corrosion in periphery, several large edge-splits, nicely toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

shield, the latter with slight doubling where second assayer should appear at right, full and bold countermark, large edge-split, weak but certain date, nicely toned, no corrosion. Estimate: $350-$500.

1652 Transitionals (see Potosí Silver Cobs section for main offering of Roberto Mastalir collection of 1652 Transitionals)

303. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 304. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type I, very rare, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.1; CT-unl. 12.50 grams. Half of flan lost to corrosion but the rare first Type very clear,

with full denomination 8 and king’s ordinal IIII (actually slightly doubled, making it look like IIIII) above motto directly above the waves, also with 52 date (also doubled) clear to right of the shield, nicely toned. Mastalir notes that this is one of only three known examples of “die 3.” Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #I-A(3)3 in his book (page 54), and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #230. Estimate: $200-$300.

III, rare, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.3; CT-unl. 13.64 grams. Heavily corroded around the edge (half the weight lost) but

with interior details fully visible, the shield side in fact choice and the pillars side (moderately corroded) with clear F-8-IIII and E-•-E defining the Type, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.b-A(1)1 in his book (page 70). Estimate: $200-$300.

305. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type III, rare, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.3; CT-unl. 10.84 grams.

Thin from heavy corrosion (and edge loss) but with full pillars-and-waves showing F-8-IIII and E-•-E for the Type, also 52 of date visible in legend, the shield side bold with clear second date and denomination and faint but certain O/N at top right, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.a-A.x(1)5 in his book (page 71), with Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

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306. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 309. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection.

IV, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 15.21 grams.

Heavily corroded, with bold full pillars below full crown and showing F-8-IIII and E-8-E per the Type, full but doubled shield with bold A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.aa(3)1 in his book (page 84), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 15.02 grams.

Good full shield and pillars and crown despite thinning and wear, with clear assayer and F-8-IIII, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.bb1(4)2 in his book (page 99), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #ABF42. Estimate: $175-$250.

310. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, 307. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.56 grams. Fairly

IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 17.91 grams. Thin from corrosion but affected by flat strike and doubling, still with clear date and king’s ordinal on shield side, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(4)1 in his book (page 89). Estimate: $175-$250.

solid flan with corrosion on shield side only, full waves with most of date in legend, bold denomination, nearly full crown, doubled shield, toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.cc(1)2 in his book (page 102), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

311. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (165)2E transitional Type

308. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type

IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 17.79 grams. Full

IV, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.88 grams.

pillars and cross despite heavy corrosion all over, also small piece of edge missing, mostly toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(6)2 in his book (page 91), with Sedwick certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #5 (lot #234). Estimate: $200-$300.

Bold “8 over 8” on pillars side, also full shield and nicely toned all over but mostly moderately corroded. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.cc(1)3 in his book (page 102), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #65-5c1003. Estimate: $175-$250.

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312. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type

315. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 20.15 grams. Full

V, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 15.76 grams. Very bold full pillars with fat bases, full crown above and clear 52 date in between, full but corroded shield, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.de(3)2 in his book (page 137), with photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #235. Estimate: $200-$300.

shield and crown, one full pillar despite moderate to heavy corrosion, good contrast from toning; clear assayer to left, “8 over 8” and king’s ordinal IIII on pillars side; edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.cc(2)2 in his book (page 103). Estimate: $175-$250.

313. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection, ex-McClung. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432.

316. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

19.48 grams. A late addition to Mastalir’s work, with good full shield

VII, ex-Mastalir collection.

(slightly off-center), full but doubled pillars, cracked and corroded on edge (only), toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.dd(5)3 in his book (page 298), and pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection (our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #502). Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 20.27 grams.

Nearly full flan despite moderate surface corrosion, the pillars and shield full but weak and slightly doubled, nice full crown, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.aa(6)1 in his book (page 160), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

317. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 314. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type

V/B, rare, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 20.83 grams.

IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 14.99 grams. Very thin and worn but with crown and pillars showing bold IIII and “8 over 8,” off-center shield with bold A-P-8 to left, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.dd(6)2 in his book (page 111), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Oblong flan due to corrosion on edge but interior details decent, including full pillars and crown and cross, two dates, king’s name, nice toning, minor edge-split. Note this is placed AFTER Types VI and VII chronologically because it is a muling of a new cross design (which began with Type VII) with an old Type-V pillars side. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-B.de.x(1)4 in his book (page 187), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Pillars-and-waves

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

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

(Type VIII/B), 1•PH•6 at top S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 21.06 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves with two dates, full but off-center cross with partial third date, three mintmarks, nicely toned over lightly corroded surfaces, large edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 26.05 grams.

Big flan with practically no corrosion, full but slightly doubled inner details, three dates, nice toning, slightly uneven thickness. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection and our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #510. Estimate: $500-$750.

319. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, post-transitional 322. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, post-transitional (Type VIII/B), (1•)PH•6 at top S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 22.93 grams. Choice full cross but moderately corroded pillars and crown, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, large edge-crack, nicely toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 19.58 grams.

Bold waves with fat pillars, full but doubled cross, light to moderate surface corrosion, nice toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

320. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, post-transitional 323. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 20.65 grams.

Nice full pillars-and-waves and crown, good full cross despite surface corrosion and thinning, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, toned on fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

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(Type VIII/B), 1•PH•(6) at top, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 25.90 grams. Solid flan with minimal surface corrosion,

bold but doubled waves with full pillars, full but weaker cross, some dark toning in crevices. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ba.x(3)4 in his book (page 223). Estimate: $200-$300.

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

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

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a;

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 22.10 grams. Round and solid despite some surface cor-

Thin from corrosion but with good full cross, full but weaker pillars with distinctive small crown (full) at top (a rare die variety, according to Mastalir), three dates, patchy toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.aa.x1(1)1 in his book (page 217). Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-21; CT-434. 21.07 grams.

rosion, full pillars and cross, parts of three dates, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.a-B.aa.v(2)1 in his book (page 201). Estimate: $175-$250.

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

328. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a;

Choice full cross-lions-castles and pillarsand-waves (both very slightly doubled), bold POTOS(I) and king’s name in legend, nicely toned, no corrosion, two dates. Pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection and our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #516. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-21; CT-434. 21.52 grams.

Fairly solid despite light to moderate surface corrosion, full but doubled cross and waves with fat pillars, thee mintmarks and assayers, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.aa(2)9 in his book (page 205). Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-21; CT-437. 26.05 grams.

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

329. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, fourdigit date below cross. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.62 grams. Solid

(Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a;

KM-21; CT-434. 25.31 grams. Solid, thick flan with light surface corrosion only, full pillars and waves, weak cross, parts of three dates, lightly toned, small part of edge bent. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ca.x(2)12 in his book (page 307), with photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #515. Estimate: $175-$250.

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and uncorroded but with some flat spots, full pillars and cross, three assayers, mostly nicely toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

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330. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 333. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, ex-

KM-21; CT-437. 26.90 grams. Very solid and uncorroded, with very bold full waves and full pillars and cross (minor doubling on both sides), flatness in peripheries, toned in crevices, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ponterio.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 24.93 grams. Choice, broad-flan specimen with three full dates (rare thus), bold PH, one nice pillar and full waves (off-center), good full cross-lions-castles, light surface corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio “La Capitana” auction of April 1999, with original lot-tag #420, and to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #443, with generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

331. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

A bit sea-worn but with bold date above full (but doubled) waves, full cross with second date 653 below, toned in crevices. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-21; CT-437. 19.43 grams.

334. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, PH at top, de-

nomination 4 in retrograde. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-741. 9.88 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with bold PH and denomination (rotated), nearly full cross with bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, two clear dates, worn but not noticeably corroded, toned on fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

335. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a;

332. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

KM-18; CT-740. 12.33 grams. Good full pillars with bold date and PH, sec-

KM-21; CT-437. 27.17 grams. Solid and uncorroded but with much flat-

ond date in legend, double-struck and off-center cross with third date below, minimal surface corrosion, low contrast. Estimate: $250-$375.

ness, pillars-and-waves and cross still full, light toning, edge-split. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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336. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653(E). S-P37a; KM-18. 11.93

grams. Very bold full waves with fat pillars (off-center) and two dates, good full cross with third date below, minimal corrosion, nice toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

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337. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652(P). S-M19; KM- 340. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1654P. S-M19; KM-45;

45; CT-356. 24.61 grams. Rectangular flan with full date and cross, most of shield and cross, clear denomination, toned all over, with light corrosion on obverse only. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-360. 25.43 grams. Nice full cross and shield, most of crown and date,

full oMP, solid with only light surface corrosion, toned in crevices only. With Marex certificate and tag #1660. Estimate: $250-$375.

341. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45;

338. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (165)3P. S-M19; KM-45;

Broad flan with choice full cross, full shield and oMP, most of date, peripheral flatness but no corrosion at all, light toning. With Marex certificate and tag #1696. Estimate: $300-$450.

339. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1654P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-362. 23.08 grams.

CT-362. 26.37 grams. CT-358. 24.07 grams. Odd shape, broad flan with good full cross and shield, full oMP, patchy toning and spots of surface corrosion (very solid overall). With Marex certificate and tag #1775. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-360. 26.14 grams. Choice full cross, bold full 4 of date, full shield and

342. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45;

oMP, most of crown, very solid and uncorroded, toned around details only. With Marex certificate and tag #1301. Estimate: $350-$500.

Choice full date and mintmark, full but lightly corroded shield and crown and cross, mostly deeply toned. With Marex certificate and tag #1296. Estimate: $300-$450.

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343. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)55P. S-M19; KM-45;

CT-362. 25.06 grams. Very bold oMP, clear date, nearly full cross and shield, lightly toned, with light surface corrosion all over. With Marex certificate and tag #1631. Estimate: $250-$375.

346. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 23.45 grams. Full shield and cross despite light surface corrosion, bold 65 of date, clear oMP and 8, lightly toned all over. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers (Grifon Corporation). Estimate: $200-$300.

347. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)5(?)P. S-M19; KM45. 25.17 grams. Very odd shape, with choice full shield and bold oMP

344. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (165)5(P). S-M19; KM-

45; CT-362. 24.89 grams. Crudely uneven flan but with full final digit of

date, nice cross, lightly toned, localized corrosion only. With Marex certificate and tag #1615. Estimate: $250-$375.

and 8, full cross, very solid (minimal corrosion). With Marex certificate and tag #1830. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

S-M19; KM-45. 25.76 grams. Typical barrel shape with shield (full) lined

345. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; up with bulge, bold oMP and 8, full cross, minimal corrosion but

CT-362. 18.75 grams. Full

and bold date and oMP, most of shield (offcenter) and cross, areas of heavy corrosion. With Marex certificate and tag #2054. Estimate: $250-$375.

several tiny edge-splits, lightly toned. With Marex certificate and tag #1812. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

S-M19; KM-45. 25.37 grams. Very solid and uncorroded but with much flatness, very bold full oMP, most of shield and cross, interesting offaxis orientation relative to shape (typically fat barrel). With Marex certificate and tag #1829. Estimate: $200-$300.

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350. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-45. 24.33 grams. Very odd shape (squarish with a protrusion),

351. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-38;

with bold full assayer, nearly full shield and cross, peripheral flatness, patchy toning, minimal surface corrosion. With Marex certificate and tag #1774. Estimate: $200-$300.

Full date and oMP, most of shield and cross despite moderate surface corrosion, patchy dark sediment. With Marex certificate and tag #1295. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-711. 11.82 grams.

352. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer not visible, rare denomination

from this wreck. KM-28. 2.86 grams. Denomination I to right of corroded shield, good full cross, patchy toning. With Marex certificate and tag #0661. Estimate: $150-$225.

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353. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)64(6?), assayer T/V, with unidentified countermark on cross, rare.

354. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, early 1640s design, fraudu-

lently altered (ca. 1649) with new assayer O engraved on shield side and counterfeit crowned-L countermark on cross (unique). KM-19a. 25.78 grams. Bold P-O and countermark (complete)

S-P30; KM-19a. 23.23

grams. Crude (doubled) full shield with bold assayer T showing traces

of V underneath, full but weak cross with clear partial countermark in center, full but crude middle digits of date (small, attributable to 1646), important as one of very few examples known with countermark on a pre-assayer Z issue, also clearly debased with copper color visible, patchy light toning, minimal corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0433. Estimate: $500-up.

belied by lions and castles from early 1640s; closer inspection reveals that the assayer was re-engraved and the countermark is fake (minor differences from the norm), with lightly corroded surfaces but also likely underweight and debased to begin with, quite a fascinating piece as a contemporary “triple fraud.” From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0451. Estimate: $500-up.

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355. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49Z (rare), with

358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49O, with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 24.79

crowned script-a countermark (rare, attributed to Arequipa, Peru) on cross. S-P34; KM-19a; CT-508. 24.33 grams. Full P-Z to left

grams. Bold full 49 date, bold countermark, full P-O, good full cross and shield, some corrosion near edge, lightly toned, tiny edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0558. Estimate: $400-$600.

of crudely doubled shield, with bold 8 to right and nearly full crown above, good full cross with clear countermark (Ullian Type F, attributed to Arequipa by Cristina Esteras Martín in Marcas de Platería Hispanoamericana [1992]), corrosion near edge only, patchy toning and copper color (debased). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0264. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

359. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49O, with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 26.17

grams. Round flan with full shield showing clear monogram, weak and off-center cross, corrosion only at very edge, tiny edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0533. Estimate: $350-$500.

356. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49Z, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P34; KM-19a; CT-508. 23.76 grams. Bold 49

of date, full P-Z and countermark, nice full cross, off-center shield, no corrosion but struck on underweight flan with splits in edge. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0224. Estimate: $500-$750.

360. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 164(9)O, with crowned backwards-L countermark (very rare) on cross. S-P35; KMClear countermark on nearly full cross with most of date, half of shield due to corrosion on edge, interesting full crown above, toned on fields. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1536. Estimate: $350-$500.

19b; CT-506. 21.81 grams.

357. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O/Z (rare), with crowned-L countermark on cross.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-507. 25.87 grams. Great full date and countermark, full P-O/Z and denomina-

tion 8 made out of two o’s, toned fields, minimal corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0077. Estimate: $600-$900.

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361. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, with two countermarks (rare) on cross: crowned-T (rare) and crowned-L. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 20.12 grams. Good full cross with 100% full date

and countermarks, shield side heavily corroded, lightly toned all over. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0842. Estimate: $400-$600.

364. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date,

with crowned-L countermark on cross.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.

26.18 grams. Choice details (slightly doubled) on a large flan with

edge-crack, nicely toned, no corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0251. Estimate: $400-$600.

362. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650/9 (rare overdate),

early-style date, assayer O, with crowned-Z countermark (very rare) on cross. S-P35; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 25.18 grams. Very bold

365. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date,

with crowned-L countermark on cross.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.

date with clear 0/9 (but not 5/4), full countermark, good full shield and cross, no corrosion but some “horn” silver on surface and small part of edge lost. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1250. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

shield and cross, very light toning and coppery stain. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0141. Estimate: $400-$600.

363. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, early-style date,

366. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.

25.14 grams. Broad flan with bold date and countermark, good full

23.98 grams. Bold full countermark, clear date outside of full cross,

with crown-alone (common variety) countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 26.39 grams. Broad round flan with full counter-

mark on full shield, full cross with clear date, corrosion only near part of edge, small edge-split, toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0461. Estimate: $350-$500.

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full shield with bold P-O and king’s ordinal IIII, lightly toned, with corrosion only near edge, edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0513. Estimate: $300-$450.


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370. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date,

367. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, early-style

with two countermarks (rare): crowned-T (rare) on shield and crowned-L on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 25.24 grams. Choice full

date, with two countermarks on cross (rare): crowned-O and crown-alone (rare style). S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 24.53 grams.

Oval flan with bold countermarks on full cross, clear date, full shield and crown with corrosion on edge, lightly toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0559. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

shield and cross, with bold date and P-O and 8-O, clear countermarks (particularly rare to see one on each side), nicely toned, minimal corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #2015. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

368. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date, with crowned-O countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.

371. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, Latin 5, with

27.41 grams. Broad flan with minimal corrosion (at edge only), choice

full shield and cross, clear date and P-O and 8-O, full countermark (scarce), lightly toned, edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0139. Estimate: $500-$750.

369. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date, with crowned-S countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.

27.98 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield, bold P-O and 8-O, nearly full countermark (very scarce) in center of full cross, clear date, no corrosion, lightly toned, hairline edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1525. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

crowned-T countermark (rare) on cross.

S-P35; KM-unl; CT-unl.

24.34 grams. Full date and bold countermark, full but doubled shield

and crown and cross, deeply toned, tiny edge-split, light corrosion on edge only. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0070. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

372. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, Latin 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 24.84 grams. Choice full countermark on full cross below bold date, fancy

ornaments in legend and date, full shield and crown, lightly toned, no visible corrosion, edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0017. Estimate: $350-$500.

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373. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, •1•6•5•(0•) modern 5, assayer O, with crude lions-and-castles countermark (unique) on cross. S-P35;

KM-unl; CT-unl. 24.54 grams. First example we have seen of this countermark (missing in all published collections so far) showing indigenous-style lions and castles without a border, full and bold in very center of full cross, full shield with bold assayer to left, light toning, minimal corrosion but much flatness (as made). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0127. Estimate: $2,000-up.

374. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, •1•6•5•0•, modern 5, assayer O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 23.75 grams. Choice

details despite spots of flatness (corrosion only on part of edge), light toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0101. Estimate: $400-$600.

375. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, •1•6•5•0•, modern 5, as-

sayer O, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross.

S-P35; KMunl.; CT-unl. 25.81 grams. Choice full date, nice full shield and cross but

countermark in center incomplete, nicely toned, minimal surface corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0021. Estimate: $500-$750.

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376. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned scripta countermark (rare, attributed to Arequipa, Peru) on cross. S-P35;

KM-19b. 26.21 grams. Oblong flan with nearly full but partially flat shield and cross, the latter with full and bold countermark (Ullian Type F, attributed to Arequipa by Cristina Esteras Martín in Marcas de Platería Hispanoamericana [1992]), patchy toning all over. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #A2-5/39 showing handwritten commentary by Louis Hudson. Estimate: $1,500-up.

377. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with two countermarks (rare): crown alone (common variety) on shield and arms on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 25.36 grams. Not much corrosion

378. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned-

(edge only) but somewhat weak strike, still with full shield and cross and bold countermarks, toned fields. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0271. Estimate: $350-$500.

L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 27.18 grams. Superbly detailed full shield and cross with full countermark, fancy ornaments in legend, no corrosion but two edge-splits and some peripheral flatness, nice light toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0243. Estimate: $250-$375.

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379. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with uniden-

tified crowned-letter countermark on cross (probably rare).

382. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with

Full shield and cross on oblong flan with corrosion on edge and some surfaces, small edge-split, lightly toned, with intriguing countermark that shows the typical crown above a letter (unreadable) inside a border of dots WITHOUT inner ring (hence not a match with any of the usual crowned-letter marks). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0441. Estimate: $250-$375. S-P35; KM-19b. 23.49 grams.

crown-alone (common variety) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 21.66 grams. Full date, full shield and cross, bold coun-

termark, but with light to moderate surface corrosion all over, much visible legend, small dark spots of “horn” silver. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1061. Estimate: $350-$500.

383. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield.

380. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned-

PH countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b. 27.26 grams. Solid and uncorroded flan with full shield and cross (somewhat flat), full P-O, but best feature is the bold and well-detailed countermark (scarce thus). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0023. Estimate: $400-$600.

384. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with

381. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned-

S countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 26.31 grams. Very bold full

S-P35; KM-

Full date and bold full countermark, full but partially flat shield and crown and cross, full king’s name, nicely toned and corrosion-free. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0061. Estimate: $400-$600. 19b; CT-510. 25.71 grams.

countermark (very scarce) on doubled cross, full but weak shield, toned and solid but with some light surface corrosion, fancy ornaments in legend. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #E2-6/14. Estimate: $400-$600.

crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 26.38 grams. Choice full shield with bold countermark, full P-O

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and 8-O, king’s ordinal IIII, also full cross but with minor surface corrosion on that side, lightly toned all over. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0205. Estimate: $350-$500.


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385. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with 388. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 22.09 grams. Full date and most of countermark on nice cross side, the shield

crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b;

CT-510. 23.51 grams. Choice full countermark, full but doubled shield, full but weaker cross, full date, corroded near edge and with two large edge-splits, lightly toned all over. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0058. Estimate: $300-$450.

side heavily corroded but still distinct, with patchy toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1166. Estimate: $300-$450.

389. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned-A

386. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with countermark (very rare) on cross.

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 20.64 grams. Corroded all over (and with distracting dark patches on cross)

crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 25.49 grams. Choice, full, Royal-like details all over but with low-contrast

toning and very light surface corrosion, small edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0327. Estimate: $600-$900.

but with technically full shield and cross and distinctive countermark, also most of date with doubling on last two digits followed by ornament (looks like 1650 but it’s not). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0936. Estimate: $350-$500.

387. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross.

390. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crowned-L

S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 28.19

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 26.00 grams. Choice full countermark and crown, the shield and cross technically full but cruder, full P-O and 8-O, bold date, minimal corrosion, edge-crack. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0155. Estimate: $400-$600.

grams. Full date, choice and uncorroded but with edge-splits, the

crown especially nice and well detailed, bold partial countermark, curious copper color in places. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0063. Estimate: $500-$750.

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394. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, mintmark

391. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)651(O or E), with

P punched over denomination 8 (unique error), with crownalone (common variety) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b;

crown-alone (rare style) countermark on cross. KM-19b. 20.51

grams. Full countermark that looks like a jester’s cap (like Ullian Type E but with three dots above), bold date, otherwise mostly corroded, unevenly toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0903. Estimate: $500-$750.

392. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E/O, with crowned-

•F• (four dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-512. 24.56 grams. Nice specimen with very bold full countermark, clear over-assayers and date, full crown and shield and cross, somewhat thin but not visibly corroded, small edge-split, attractively toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0131. Estimate: $500-$750.

393. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651)E/O, with crowned-? countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-512. 26.34 grams. Solid and uncorroded, with partial countermark but full shield and cross, clear over-assayer, toned fields, flat peripheries, tiny edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0490. Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-511. 24.06 grams. Oval flan with 100% full and bold date, full P-E to

left with the P punched over an 8 (first instance of this error that we’ve seen), full cross and shield but peripheries flat and lightly corroded, bold but incomplete countermark, toned fields. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0053. Estimate: $400-$600.

395. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with crown-alone (common variety) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 21.76 grams. Broad flan but thin from corrosion (especially on cross side), full countermark, clear date, full shield and cross, uneven toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0870. Estimate: $300-$450.

396. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b;

Solid flan with very choice full shield and crown and cross (off-center) and much legend, including full date and king’s name, P-E and 8-E, bold countermark, edge-crack, toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0042. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-511. 27.12 grams.

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397. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with crowned-•F• (four dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b;

CT-511. 27.60 grams. Bold full date, full shield and cross, nearly full countermark, much legend, no corrosion but some flatness, toned in crevices. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1746. Estimate: $350-$500.

398. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with

400. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with crowned-(?) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.93

grams. Bold date, very bold crown in countermark (letter below it not discernible), bold king’s ordinal IIII, full and uncorroded cross, doubled and corroded shield, light toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0535. Estimate: $300-$450.

401. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with unidentified countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 27.26

crowned-•F• (four dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.93 grams. Bold full countermark, full but doubled shield, full but weaker cross, good full crown, toned, corrosion on edge only. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0328. Estimate: $350-$500.

grams. No corrosion, full date, full but doubled shield, full crown and cross (somewhat flat), the countermark incomplete, nicely toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0055. Estimate: $350-$500.

399. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, Latin 5, with crowned-•T• countermark (rare) on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-

511. 25.64 grams. Bold full countermark, full shield and crown, full but

weak cross, much legend (most of date bold), toned, minimal corrosion, edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0419. Estimate: $400-$600.

402. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1)E, modern 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 26.99

grams. Very bold date (except last digit) and countermark, nice full cross and shield, attractively toned and solid (no corrosion). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0143. Estimate: $500-$750.

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403. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1(65)1E, with crown-alone (rare variety) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 24.59

grams. Full and bold countermark on full shield, full cross, much legend,

lightly toned, minimal corrosion. At first the countermark appears to be the common Ullian Type A, but closer inspection reveals that the crown is noticeably cruder, with straight, non-triangular uprights flanking center. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0240. Estimate: $400-$600.

404. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(5)1E, with crown-alone

(common variety) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511.

406. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)651E, with crowned-

•F• (two dots) countermark on cross (very rare on that side). S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 22.01 grams. Bold date and countermark on choice cross side, crude and off-center shield with light surface corrosion, two edge-splits, lightly toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0092. Estimate: $500-$750.

407. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with DOUBLE crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b;

digit of date, full shield and cross with weak spots, edge-split, uneven toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0331. Estimate: $350-$500.

Common countermark but never seen doubled like this, full date and king’s ordinal IIII, nice full shield and cross-andtressure, corrosion on edge only, with large crack, nicely toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0085. Estimate: $350-$500.

405. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, with crown-alone (common variety) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-

408. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (165)1E, with crowned-o

27.62 grams. Solid flan with no corrosion, bold countermark and final

CT-511. 24.16 grams.

511. 25.85 grams. Full date, good full shield and cross, full crown, clear

P-E and 8-E, full king’s name and ordinal in legend, nice toning, corrosion and split on edge. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0081. Estimate: $300-$450.

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(lower case) countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.83

grams. Solid and uncorroded but with flat peripheries, full shield and cross, the partial countermark scarce, not much toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0436. Estimate: $300-$450.


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409. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (165)2E (extremely rare), with crowned-•T• countermark (rare) on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-515. 22.70 grams. Full 2 of date (very few 1652 shield-types are known), unique with

this countermark, with clear king’s ordinal IIII, good but lightly corroded full shield and cross, toned in crevices. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1207. Estimate: $2,000-up.

410. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E (extremely rare), with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield.

S-P36;

KM-19b; CT-515. 22.19 grams. Full 52 of date (very few 1652 shield-types are known) outside of full but doubled cross, nice full shield (slightly off-center) with bold but incomplete countermark, toned fields, light to moderate surface corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1039. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

411. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(51-2)E, with two countermarks on shield (rare): crowned-C (rare) and crown alone (common variety). S-P36; KM-19b. 18.31 grams. Thin from heavy

corrosion but with bold full countermarks on full shield, weak cross with bold 16 of date, edge-split, toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0990. Estimate: $350-$500.

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415. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (164)9O, with crowned412. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1-2)E, with crowned- L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b; CT-731. 11.56 grams. Full O countermark on cross.

S-P36; KM-19b. 21.59 grams. Choice full shield and cross with most of countermark (scarce), toned fields, light surface corrosion on obverse only but with truncated edge. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0459. Estimate: $300-$450.

countermark on full cross, nearly full shield, nicely toned, hairline edge-split, minimal surface corrosion. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0426. Estimate: $300-$450.

416. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1649-50)O, with crownalone countermark (rare style) on cross.

413. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-o (lower case) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b. 21.72 grams.

Choice and well-detailed countermark (scarce) on full but off-center shield, areas of flatness, corrosion near edge, some toning. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #1528. Estimate: $250-$375.

414. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)49O, with crowned-•F•

(two dots) countermark on shield.

S-P35; KM-17b; CT-731. 12.28 grams. Full shield with clear P-O and most of countermark, full but

weaker cross, nicely toned, two edge-splits. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0429. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P35; KM-17b. 10.96 grams. Most of countermark (Ullian Type C), solid flan with no visible

corrosion (yet underweight), most of cross and shield, nicely toned, edge-crack. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0415. Estimate: $350$500.

417. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1649-50)O, with crowned

script-L countermark (extremely rare) on cross. S-P35; KM-17b.

11.29 grams. Full countermark (Ullian Type MM but with border of dots), full but off-center cross and shield, bold assayer despite light surface corrosion, toned, with three edge-cracks. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0665. Estimate: $1,500-up.

418. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1649-50)O, with crownedL countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b. 13.64 grams. Thick flan with crack and traces of corrosion in edge, full shield and cross, the latter with 100% full (and larger than normal) countermark, nicely toned with copper color on shield. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0416. Estimate: $300-$450.

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419. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (165)1/0O (unique over-

date), with crown-alone countermark (rare style) on cross.

S-P35; KM-unl; CT-unl. 13.20 grams. Full but weak 1/0 overdate (first we have seen) outside full cross with full countermark (Ullian Type C), off-center shield, lightly toned and uncorroded, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0336. Estimate: $1,000-up.

422. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-17b. 13.46 grams. Choice full countermark on nice full shield with full P-E to left, full but weaker cross, minimal corrosion, nice toning, tiny edge-split. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0334. Estimate: $300-$450.

423. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 16(51-2)E, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-17b. 12.81 grams. Full PHILIPPVS

420. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1651E, with two coun- IIII outside of good but off-center shield, full cross with bold full

termarks (very rare) on cross: arms and unidentified. KM-17b; CT-unl. 11.54 grams. Full

S-P36;

cross, off-center shield, no corrosion but some weak spots and edge-crack, nicely toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0233. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

countermark, no corrosion, nicely toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate #0333. Estimate: $300-$450.

Other Potosí Shield-type

421. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1651E, with arms coun-

termark on cross. S-P36; KM-17b; CT-unl. 11.75 grams. Broad flan with light corrosion only around edge, full cross with clear date and much of the countermark (which is always peripheral and incomplete), full P-E to left of partial shield, lightly toned. From the Maravillas Research Collection of Countermarked Potosí Cobs, with Marex certificate and tag #0427. Estimate: $350-$500.

424. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1649O, crown-alone countermark (common variety) on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-

506. 17.65 grams. Thin and crude from corrosion but with full shield and full countermark, edge corroded and split, dark patch on shield. Estimate: $175-$250.

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425. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-•T•

and crowned-L countermarks on cross (very rare). S-P35; KM-

Corroded and dark but with full shield and cross, the latter with two full countermarks and most of date. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

19b; CT-509. 21.99 grams.

426. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651)E/O, with crowned-

•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-512. 24.11 grams. Superb full countermark on full shield with bold P-E/O to left, nearly full crown, full cross-and-tressure, nicely toned, minimal corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

Potosí 1652 Transitionals

(see Potosí Silver Cobs section for main offering of Roberto Mastalir collection of 1652 Transitionals)

427. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 429. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type III, rare, ex-Haskins, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.3;

Crude flan with natural internal crack and much corrosion yet still with full pillars and shield, the former with clear FIIII and the latter with clear A-P-8 and O/N-E-52, red sediment and toning on pillars side only. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.a-A.x(1)3 in his book (page 71), with Sedwick photo-certificate, and pedigreed to the Jack Haskins collection (our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #388). Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-unl. 16.40 grams.

V/B, rare. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 16.69 grams. Decent cross but corroded

pillars, yet with all diagnostic data visible to identify the dies (Mastalir #V.a-B.aa.x), edge-split, some toning, desirable old tag and certificate from the 1960s. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with plastic tag and small certificate from original promoter (Bahama Coin & Stamp Ltd.). Estimate: $250-$375.

430. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 428. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type V/A, ex-Meylach, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl.

13.12 grams. Part of edge lost to corrosion but remainder with mostly

clear details, including two dates and full A-P-8. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.de(2)6 in his book (page 136), and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction #8, lot #588). Estimate: $200-$300.

VIII/A, rare, ex-Haskins, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.8;

Thin from heavy corrosion but with clear pillars (fat) and waves and shield, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.a-A(2)2 in his book (page 168), with Sedwick photo-certificate, and pedigreed to the Jack Haskins collection (our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #389). Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-433. 15.38 grams.

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Potosí Pillars-and-Waves

434. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

Very bold full pillars-and-waves, full but partially flat and slightly doubled cross, two clear dates, no visible corrosion, lightly toned fields. With Marex tag and certificate #0368. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-21; CT-437. 25.70 grams.

431. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (Type VIII/B), (1-PH-6) at top, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-

Bold full pillars-and-waves with two clear dates on that side, full but corroded cross with weak third date, nicely toned, part of edge lost to corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.da.x(2)3 in his book (page 234). Estimate: $175-$250.

P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 21.77 grams.

435. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.37 grams. Broad flan with small spots of surface cor-

rosion and areas of flatness, full pillars-and-waves, lightly toned. With Marex tag and certificate #0376. Estimate: $300-$450.

432. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

KM-21; CT-437. 26.86 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles and choice full pillars-and-waves, three dates and mintmarks and assayers, no corrosion but three edge-splits and one spot of “horn” silver, mostly nicely toned. With Marex certificate and tag #0392. Estimate: $500-$750.

436. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top.

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Very bold date and PH inside full pillars, the full cross off-center, double-struck and lightly corroded, peripherally flat, lightly toned. With Marex tag and certificate #0377. Estimate: $300-$450.

P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 24.40 grams.

433. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; Solid and uncorroded, with full pillarsand-waves and cross, full crown, uneven strike, two dates, toned in crevices. With Marex certificate and tag #0384. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-21; CT-437. 26.25 grams.

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437. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH (no dots) at top. S-P37a; KM-unl; CT-unl. 26.57 grams. Two bold dates and bold PH (unlisted without dots flanking the PH), full crown and pillars-andwaves, full cross, toned fields, light surface corrosion. With Marex tag and certificate #0379. Estimate: $300-$450.

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438. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 23.30 grams. Solid flan but with surface corrosion all over,

441. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

full pillars-and-waves and cross, parts of all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, uneven toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-21; CT-438. 25.80 grams. Nice full cross and pillars-and-waves (both slightly doubled), solid flan with corrosion only on part of edge, light toning. With Marex tag and certificate #0361. Estimate: $300-$450.

439. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, small 4 in date between pillars. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 25.86 grams. Full pillars-and-

442. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top.

waves with clear date (the 4 smaller than the 5), full but doubled cross with second date below, solid flan with minimal surface corrosion, edge-crack, light toning. With Marex tag and certificate #0385. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Solid, roundish flan with practically no corrosion, good full cross and pillars-and-waves, bold mintmark and PH, lightly toned fields. With Marex tag and certificate #0364. Estimate: $300-$450.

P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 27.23 grams.

440. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 443. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 26.28 grams. Nice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-

castles, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, bold •PH•, minimal surface corrosion, toned fields. With Marex tag and certificate #0358. Estimate: $350-$500.

Very bold date and PH on pillars side, cross lightly corroded, both sides slightly doubled and with peripheral flatness, lightly toned fields. With Marex tag and certificate #0380. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-21; CT-438. 26.48 grams.

444. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

KM-21; CT-438. 24.54 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves with bold PH,

full but off-center cross, corrosion and split on edge. With Marex certificate and tag #0400. Estimate: $250-$375.

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445. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 447. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 26.08 grams. Good full cross with upper-right quadrant

(only) doubled and corroded, bold date below, full but lightly corroded pillars, lightly toned all over. With Marex certificate #91-8R-1261. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-21; CT-438. 19.39 grams. Worn thin but with bold full pillars-andwaves and cross, nicely contrasting toning on fields. Note: This lot is actually from the Capitana (1654), not the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $250-$375.

446. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 448. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; Three dates, solid but with light surface corrosion that makes the E to the right of the cross look like E over retrograde E, bold king’s ordinal IIII, slightly off-center strike, toned in crevices. Note: This lot is actually from the Capitana (1654), not the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-21; CT-438. 26.27 grams.

KM-21; CT-438. 23.07 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves with prominent

•PH•, full but doubled cross, light surface corrosion, toned. Note: This lot is actually from the Capitana (1654), not the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $250-$375.

Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk in 1656 off Western Australia 449. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (1)639(P), rare. S-M19; KM-unl (33 for type); CT-unl. 6.07 grams. Very full and bold 639 of date (possibly 9/7), nearly full cross but shield off-center, deeply

toned and nearly corrosion-free, highly desirable for the date and quality, denomination and certificate. With Western Australian Museum certificate #11583. Estimate: $250-$375.

“Jupiter wreck” (San Miguel el Arcángel), sunk in 1659 off the east coast of Florida 450. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

S-M19; KM-45. 25.75 grams. Solid flan (no corrosion), interesting elongated shape, bold oMP, nearly full shield and cross but peripheries flat (as made), toned in crevices only. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

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451. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top.

SP37a; KM-21; CT-437. 26.09 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with bold PH,

off-center cross, solid and uncorroded but with flat peripheries and edge-split. With State of Florida yellow tag #19,633 and pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

452. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a;

Bold full pillars-and-waves and crosslions-castles, deeply toned and nearly corrosion-free, small edge-split, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers. With State of Florida yellow tag #21,597 and pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-21; CT-438. 27.08 grams.

Kennemerland, sunk in 1664 off the Out Skerries, north of Scotland 453. Deventer, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1664, very rare provenance. KM-62.1. 31.65 grams. Uncorroded, full details

(XF) with very light surface pitting all over (low contrast), first specimen we have handled from this wreck, alternatively spelled on the certificate as “Carmelan” and described as “A Dutch East Indiaman [sunk] December 1664 [off] Is[le] of Mioness, Out Skerry Islands, Scotland... part of the private collection of Dr. Richard P. Ariagno, and... sold by Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, Los Angeles, California in June of 1980.” Note, however, that the original catalog states the provenance as simply “Ex: 1711 Skerrie shipwreck,” which implies DeLiefde as the source instead. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01253. Estimate: $250-up.

Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor

454. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-448. 24.82 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and crown, good full cross

with king’s ordinal IIII in legend, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, deeply toned and thin but not overly corroded. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with hand-signed Daniel Frank Sedwick photo-certificate from 1997. Estimate: $175-$250.

455. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-unl.

26.12 grams. Good full cross, bold pillars-and-waves, patchy dark toning here and there (as usual) but not much evidence of corrosion, two assayers, three dates and mintmarks. Estimate: $150-$225.

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456. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 457. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-345.

25.72 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves, full cross, parts of three dates,

typical surface corrosion with dark toning around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.11 grams. Full but mostly flat pillars and cross, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, minimal surface corrosion, low contrast. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Isla Santa Clara, Ecuador

458. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type (Se-

ries II), very rare provenance, Seliger Plate Coin. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 21.01 grams. Bold full date and 8-V on typically doubled pillars

side, full but off-center cross, moderately corroded all over, toning in crevices, edge-split, one of just a handful of “Star of Lima” 8R from this wreck. Plate Coin on page 101 of Isla el Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolación (2nd ed, 2008), by William Gene Seliger, with multiple certificates and photo-certificates. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

460. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 19.40 grams. Bold date over waves (doubled pillars), full but corroded

cross, lightly toned all over. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #836771. Estimate: $200-$300.

461. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359.

21.67 grams. Very bold pillars-and-waves, off-center cross with corro-

459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT350. 20.66 grams. Bold full pillars (off center) with bold date, good full

crown and cross, typically thin from corrosion but nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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sion around edge, two dates, toned in crevices. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #836781. Estimate: $200-$300.

462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678E, retrograde 4 for denomination (rare). S-P37b;

KM-25; CT-503. 7.89 grams. Bold date and

rotated 4 between full pillars, weak cross due to wear but with second date below, edge-splits. With ROBCAR tag #2015595. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

463. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1680L. S-M21; KM-46; 464. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)681(L). CT-280. 25.12 grams. Odd shape, solid flan with light surface corrosion

only, clear date and full oML, most of cross and shield. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-M21; KM-46; CT-281. 25.80 grams. Odd shape with small, natural notch, solid

flan (surface corrosion only), clear mintmark and 81 of date, also good cross, but otherwise typically flat. With photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

“Standing Cannon wreck,” sunk ca. 1690 off Bay of All Saints, Brazil 465. Porto, Portugal, 200 reis, João IV (1640-56), rare provenance. Gomes-29;

KM-50. 5.99 grams. Nice full shield and cross despite corrosion all over, somewhat silvery from cleaning. The “Standing Cannon wreck” was brought to light in the Christie’s (Amsterdam) auction of March 1983, described as “a large outwardbound Portuguese Eastindiaman... [whose] name derives from a large 10 foot cannon protruding through the sand bottom towards the sea surface... sunk... circa 1690 after colliding with a sperm whale, the remains of which were discovered under the hull and ballast pile.” Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01254. Estimate: $200-$300.

Het Huis te Cruyenstein, sunk in 1698 off South Africa 466. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer L, rare provenance. S-M21; KM-46. 24.37 grams. Odd shape, somehow solid despite moderate to heavy

surface corrosion, very crude strike but with clear mintmark, dark patch of “horn” silver on reverse. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original tag from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 467. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686R. S-L7; KM-24; CT-229. 25.00 grams.

Broad flan with good full pillars-and-waves and cross, slightly off-center with flat peripheries, light surface corrosion only, three mintmarks. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Session I 468. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E, with 600-reis countermark

of Brazil (1663) on cross, rare. Gomes-4.01 (countermark); KM-19.2 (host KM-

21). 23.92 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with two full dates, full cross with bold full crowned-600 countermark, light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

469. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-352. 470. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1662, assayer not vis25.97 grams. Solid flan with minimal surface corrosion, nearly full pil-

lars (nice crown above) and cross, bold date and two assayers, lightly toned, hairline edge-split. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

ible (Ramos, PoRS), very rare. Restrepo-M46.28; S-B7; KM-7.1; CT-538. 22.69 grams. Solid, broad flan with part of edge lost to corrosion and

some surface pitting as well, still with clear details including date to right of right-hand pillar and denomination to left of shield, low contrast. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

471. Clump of 5 silver coins: One Spanish colonial cob 8R, two English shillings and two English sixpence (probably late

1600s). 125 grams total. Rare as a mix of types and nationalities, with some details visible on all but also worn and corroded and dark, each one with its bottom third to half solidly embedded in the thick tan matrix, overall an attractive and impressive display. Estimate: $500-$750.

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

472. Promotional set of one gold ducat (Utrecht, United Netherlands, 1711), one portrait ducatoon (Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 1665, Antwerp mint) and one “rider” ducatoon (Utrecht, United Netherlands, 1711), in a custom woodand-glass box. The coins 3.48, 32.05 and 29.48 grams; the box 9-1/4” x 6” x 1”. The ducat is Mint State with traces of luster, weak knight’s head,

and the two ducatoons are solid and nicely toned, the 1665 very slightly bent but with practically no corrosion and the 1711 with dark “horn silver” on most of the “rider” side, all in the usual (high-quality) promotional case. Housed in a promotional hinged case (wood with glass top) engraved with a ship and “Treasure of the ‘DeLiefde’ Sunk November 7, 1711,” with certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico

473. Large clump of 20+ Mexican cob 8 reales, two in front dated 1714. 615 grams total, roughly 4” x 3” x 1-1/2”. Solid coins, darkly

toned, the exposed ones on front with nice details including 4 of date on two (the other fully exposed coin with cross side out), typically white sandy encrustation between coins, a very impressive display that stands up well, also a very rare item these days. Estimate: $3,000-up.

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474. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer 477. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714J, encapsulated

L. S-M21; KM-46. 23.61 grams. Full final digit 0 of date (hence probably 1680, possibly 1690, wishfully 1700) next to oM mintmark, weak but certain assayer L, decent full shield, crude full cross with much corrosion and wear and flatness, uneven toning. Reportedly from the Colored Beach wreck site, with generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

NGC VF 20 / 1715 Fleet. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. Big, odd-shaped flan with bold 71 of date, clear mintmark, but only partial shield and cross due to flatness (as made), minimal corrosion, toned all over. With Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) photo-certificate #LLCC 228. Estimate: $300-$450.

478. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714J. S-M22; KM-47; 475. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1712J. S-M22; KM-47;

CT-741. 25.57 grams. Bold full date and mintmark, nearly full shield and cross, practically uncorroded and attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

CT-743. 26.60 grams. Bold mintmark, most of date, good cross, solid and uncorroded but with the usual flatness (as made), toned, with old sticker “F” on cross side. Reportedly from the Colored Beach wreck site, with generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

479. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

Choice, solid, uncorroded flan with good full cross and nearly full shield, bold assayer J, peripherally flat as usual but nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.32 grams.

476. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714(J), ex-Good-

paster. S-M22; KM-47; CT-743. 26.52 grams. Interesting wavy shape, with very bold full date but almost all the rest of the coin flat (as made), toned, no corrosion, pedigreed to the collection of Real Eight’s early conservator. Pedigreed to the Karl Goodpaster Estate, with certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

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483. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1714J. S-M22; KM-40; 480. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 24.93 grams. Solid flan but with moderate surface corro-

CT-1019. 13.14 grams. Off-center obverse with 100% full and bold date as a result, good full cross, solid and uncorroded but unevenly toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

sion, yet with full shield and oMJ, nearly full cross, deeply toned all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

484. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (17)14(J). S-M22; KM40; CT-1019. 11.44 grams. Bold 14 of date, most of shield but cross totally

flat, no corrosion, old sticker “H� on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

481. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, Kip Wagner certificate. KM-47. 26.30 grams. Oblong flan (one point slightly bent) with no corrosion but patch of dark encrustation on cross side, nearly full shield and crown and cross, bold denomination 8 but with flat peripheries. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original Real Eight Co. certificate hand-signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $250-$375.

485. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1712J, rare. S-M22;

Somewhat corroded but with impressively full date, most of cross, low contrast. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-35; CT-unl. 5.89 grams.

486. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1707(J), rare. S-M22;

Off-center strike with full and clear 7 of date, darkly toned on cross, light corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-30; CT-1564. 2.92 grams.

482. Clump of 2 Mexican silver cobs (8R and 4R). 41.47 grams. Uncleaned and totally encrusted with green and white over black surfaces, practically no details visible but coins look solid. Estimate: $300-$450.

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487. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1711J, rare. S-M22; KM-30;

Choice, uncorroded specimen with full date and oMJ, nice cross, off-center shield, no toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $175-$250. CT-1568. 3.59 grams.

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Lima 488. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1702H. S-L15a; KM-34; CT-624. 25.25 grams.

Oblong flan with good full pillars-and-waves and nearly full cross, minimal corrosion, traces of dark staining. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

Potosí

489. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1701Y. S-P43; KM-26; CT-392. 491. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1697VR. S-P40; KM-25; CT-515. 21.96 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with clear date and two bold as-

sayers, full cross with second date below, moderate surface corrosion, toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

10.13 grams. Bold full pillars, nearly full cross, darkly brown-toned, lightly corroded. Estimate: $200-$300.

492. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1084.

490. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-508.

13.52 grams. Nearly full pillars with clear date and final digit of second date in legend, most of cross despite surface corrosion, low contrast (no toning). Estimate: $175-$250.

11.34 grams. Solid and thick flan (typically crude) with minimal surface corrosion, full pillars with bold date, weak full cross, toned on pillars side only. Estimate: $200-$300.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands 493. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1666. KM-64. 32.37 grams. Very solid and uncorroded but

with traces of dark staining, full details (XF). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01251. Estimate: $200-$300.

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494. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 21.26 grams.

Thick and solid but moderately corroded and darkly toned, yet with full date and oMF, good full cross. Reportedly recovered by Henry Taylor in the 1940s. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

495. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, 1732F, very rare

first year of series. KM-103; CT-774. 20.83 grams. Moderately corroded

all over but with full and clear date and assayer and central details, somewhat silvery, popular first date. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate and tag #10444 from the salvagers, and pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #722. Estimate: $350-$500.

496. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, small-crown variety.

KM-103; CT-776. 26.82 grams. Solid coin with UNC details and lustrous fields but lightly corroded all over, with a few scratches and dent at 3 o’clock on pillars side, scarce second date of issue. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

497. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F. KM-48; CT-767. 25.71 grams. Rectangular

S-M27;

flan diagonally oriented with aligned axes, good full shield and cross, light to moderate surface corrosion. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

498. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734, encapsulated NGC UNC details / saltwater damage. KM-80.

Choice, lustrous Mint State with deep toning all over, typical small spots of pitting. Estimate: $250-$375.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England Cobs 499. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 26.85 grams.

Small, thick, uncorroded flan with bold date and oMF, nice full cross and most of shield, mostly darkly toned. With Sedwick certificate from 2009. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Klippes 500. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 25.85 grams. Choice, UNC details with dark toning, minimal surface corrosion, full date, bold MF and oM-8. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

502. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; 501. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; Superb, uncorroded specimen with very full date and all inner details, no toning. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

KM-48; CT-768. 26.35 grams.

KM-48; CT-768. 26.60 grams. Choice, crisp UNC detail in the full shield

and crown and cross, bold MF to left and oM-8 to right, full date too, just with a touch of corrosion at part of edge and some black areas on the reverse. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #768. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Pillars

503. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 26.53 grams. Lustrous and richly rainbow-toned all over,

AU details, no corrosion, very lovely for a shipwreck coin. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #526 and with Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate and generic certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

505. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

KM-103; CT-779. 26.65 grams. Nice AU details with minimal surface pitting, a few dark spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

506. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. 504. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 26.92 grams.

Estimate: $200-$300.

AU- details, no corrosion, no toning.

KM-103; CT-780. 27.03 grams. UNC details with lustrous fields (hairlined

from cleaning), 100% corrosion-free, starting to tone. Estimate: $250-$375.

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507. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-

AU details with streaks of dark toning and very light corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

103; CT-780. 26.10 grams.

Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 508. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1740MF with 4/3. KM-94;

CT-1056. 13.21 grams. UNC details with original luster but light surface corrosion and encrustation, incipient toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #475. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

509. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1727M. S-L20b; KM-34a; CT-647. 510. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-885. 23.30 grams. Big, oblong flan with some wear but only light surface

corrosion and some cracking near edge, two dates, flat peripheries. Estimate: $200-$300.

24.31 grams. Nice full pillars with bold date, full cross with second date below, round thick flan with light surface corrosion only. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

HMS Looe, sunk in 1744 in the Florida Keys 511. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF,

very rare provenance, ex-McKee. KM-103; CT-797. 25.47 grams. AU details but very darkly toned and with minor corrosion at rims, first specimen we have seen from this wreck, grounded on the eponymous island in the Keys during the War of Jenkins’ Ear between the British and the Spanish (1739-48). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original certificate hand-signed by Mrs. Arthur McKee, Jr. (Art’s wife) stating origin as “found by Bob Cruz on the Tom Gurr expedition.” Estimate: $250-up.

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St. Geran, sunk in 1744 off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean 512. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, rare provenance.

KM-103; CT-793. 26.90 grams. Bold AU+ with no corrosion but deep, dark toning all over. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with Frank Sedwick certificate from 1986 (undated, unsigned). Estimate: $200-$300.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

513. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1742J. S-G1; KM-6; CT-601. 26.21

grams. Super-solid flan with no corrosion, perfectly square shape (except

for one corner), full date and pillars-and-waves with crowned worlds, shield side cruder, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

516. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1739J. S-G1; KM-5; CT-958. 13.47

grams. Bold full date, nice details on both sides, no corrosion, nice toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #705. Estimate: $175-$250.

514. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1737J. S-G1; KM-5; CT-956. 13.10

grams. Choice, uncorroded specimen with bold date on off-center pillars side, bold full assayer to left of shield, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with hand-signed Frank Sedwick certificate from 1988. Estimate: $200-$300.

517. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

UNC details with no corrosion, muted luster on fields, part of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-103; CT-780. 26.30 grams.

515. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1739J. S-G1; KM-5; CT-958. 12.36

grams. Choice details (full crown and worlds) on a small, thick, rect-

angular flan, nicely toned, no corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #554, and to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #812. Estimate: $175-$250.

518. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

KM-103; CT-781. 26.80 grams. UNC details with luster, 100% corrosionfree, slightly out-of-round (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

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519. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM-103; CT-783. 26.56 grams. UNC

details with lustrous fields, no corrosion, tiny natural rim-flaw at 9 o’clock on shield side. Estimate: $300-$450.

522. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. KM-103; CT-795. 26.94 grams. UNC

details with lustrous fields, no corrosion, no flaws. Estimate: $300-$450.

523. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. 520. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-103; CT-791. 26.67 grams. UNC

details with lustrous fields, no corrosion, no flaws. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-103; CT-795. 26.71 grams. UNC

details with lustrous fields, no corrosion, no flaws. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01014. Estimate: $250-$375.

521. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743/2MF.

UNC details with attractive toning over lustrous fields, bold (scarce) overdate, no corrosion but minor rim-flaw near top of shield side. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-103; CT-unl. 26.73 grams.

524. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF. KM-103; CT-797. 26.67 grams. UNC

details with lustrous fields, no corrosion, no flaws. Estimate: $300-$450.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay 525. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1748q, ex-Castells. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-358.

21.67 grams. Good full pillars and cross despite light surface corrosion, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of November 1997, lot #148. Estimate: $175-$250.

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526. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1748q, ex-Castells. S-P50a; 527. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q, ex-Castells. S-P52;

Good full pillars and cross despite light surface corrosion, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of November 1997, lot #148. Estimate: $175-$250. KM-40; CT-358. 24.12 grams.

KM-40; CT-363. 26.00 grams. Bold full pillars and cross, nicely toned, light surface corrosion only, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of November 1997, lot #159. Estimate: $200-$300.

Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada 528. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, rare

provenance. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 22.92 grams. Full details despite low contrast and very light surface corrosion, stress cracks at top of shield, desirable original certificate. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original certificate #085 from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

Tounant, sunk in 1779 off Hispaniola 529. France (mint uncertain), ecu, Louis XV, 1771, rare

provenance. 25.17 grams. Some choice surfaces but the rest heavily

pitted, with deep old toning, mostly clear details, first coin we can recall from this wreck (despite several artifacts in our auctions). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with hand-signed Frank Sedwick letter of provenance from 1992. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa

530. Swedish copper “plate money” 1 daler, Fredrik I, 1730. KM-PM68. 691 grams, 5-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Solid and intact, with all five stamps

bold and clear, minimal surface corrosion and nice copper color all over. Estimate: $500-$750.

531. Swedish copper “plate money” 1/2 daler, Fredrik I, 1741. KM-PM65. 299 grams, 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”. Solid and intact except for two corners (one half gone and the other missing a small piece), but all stamps bold and clear, minor pitting but otherwise nice surfaces with some original copper color exposed. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans

532. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. 533. Clump (leaning stack) of 6 Spanish colonial bust 8 KM-106.2; CT-933. 25.92 grams. Choice specimen with UNC details and

reales (probably all Mexico, Charles III, 1783FF), top one

practically no corrosion, lustrous and very lightly toned. With hand- choice. 156 grams total. Tight stack with orange crust on outside, the signed tag from the salvager. Estimate: $250-$375. bottom coin encrusted and dark but the top coin lustrous UNC, very impressive and eye-catching. Estimate: $600-$900.

534. Clump (leaning stack) of 8 Spanish

colonial bust 8 reales (probably all Mexico, Charles III, 1783FF). 204 grams total. Thick

stack with top coin fanned sideways a little, with some white and dark-green encrustation but the coins all dark and heavily corroded. Estimate: $400-$600.

535. Clump (small, leaning stack) of 3 Spanish colonial bust

8 reales (probably all Mexico, Charles III, 1783FF). 71.45 grams. Neat stack with each coin offset by about 1/4”, the top coin

showing full obverse with 1783 date and the bottom coin showing full reverse with FF assayer, both darkly toned and a little corroded but solid, the middle coin sandwiched in orangish encrustation. Estimate: $200-$300.

Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Dorset, England 536. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima,” mint-

mark LIMA (Series Ia), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-263. 23.91 grams. Oddly

squarish flan with light surface corrosion but much flatness (especially peripherally), nearly full pillars-and-waves with bold LIMA, nearly full cross (also bold), all a bit double-struck as usual, lightly toned. Very rare provenance for this brief, unauthorized issue. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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537. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a; 541. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

KM-21; CT-437. 26.74 grams. Typically very darkly toned all over and rather solid and uncorroded (just with large edge-crack), with nice full cross and full pillars (fat) and waves, three dates (including full 4-digit date below cross). Estimate: $200-$300.

24.49 grams. Bold cross and waves despite extensive flatness (minimal

538. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E, pomegranate at

542. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

top on both sides. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 23.77 grams. Darkly toned

all over and solid despite light surface corrosion, nice full pillars and cross, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, all well centered. Estimate: $200-$300.

539. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-454.

23.96 grams. Typically solid and dark, with full but lightly corroded

cross and pillars-and-waves, three dates (including full 4-digit date in legend). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

540. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-351. 22.86 grams. Solid but with much flatness and light surface corrosion,

low contrast, 4-digit second date in legend. Estimate: $175-$250.

surface corrosion), minor doubling, toned around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate (“Lyme Bay wreck”). Estimate: $175-$250.

25.63 grams. Choice bold cross and pillars (the latter slightly doubled), with three dates and assayers, solid and virtually uncorroded, lightly toned with contrast around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

543. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR, with original

certificate (rare). S-P40; KM-26; CT-372. 26.88 grams. Smallish flan with no corrosion but some flatness, three assayers and two dates, lightly toned, small scuff (from salvage) to right of pillars. With original, handsigned certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

544. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-500. 13.16 grams. Full and well-centered pillars-and-waves, nearly full but

slightly doubled cross, weak date, no corrosion but some flatness, large patch of copper color on cross side. Estimate: $175-$250.

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545. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-503. 13.57 grams. Choice full cross and pillars, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, lightly toned and corrosionfree. Estimate: $250-$375.

HMS Lutine, sunk in 1799 off West Frisia, Netherlands 546. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780FF,

rare provenance. KM-106.2; CT-930. 24.44 grams. Bold AU details, no toning, minimal surface corrosion but some loss on rims. It has been a while since we have offered a coin from this wreck, largely famous for the fact that Lloyd’s of London still rings the bell from this ship when an insured ship goes down. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Athenienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily in the Mediterranean 547. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790PR. KM-64; CT-711. 26.52 grams. XF details with practically no corrosion, silvery from cleaning,

typically broad flan. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with handsigned Frank Sedwick certificate from 1994 referring to an accompanying container that has since been lost. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unspecified French Naval shipwreck off France, ca. 1806 548. Spanish colonial bust 8 reales (mint uncertain), Charles

IV, 1806, with original 1854 letter from time of salvage. 24.03 grams. Fine details, very darkly encrusted and slightly bent, also parts of

the rims dinged, but unique and interesting for its provenance. With small, original, handwritten letter from 1854 that reads: “This silver dollar was on board of a French navy ship and there was a large amount of silver dollars, and the ship was blown up and sunk and a company was found down in M. and fitted up a vessel and made out on the French coast and found where the wreck laid and got a large number of dollars that had layed there for years, and they were [dried?] off and in 1854 they brought up a lot of them to Porttucal [Portugal] to us to be made into silver spoons, forks, & [illegible]. And this is one of them the action of the salt water on them took any [illegible]. Thomas Pearson.” Estimate: $200-up.

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Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England

549. Huge lot of 750 British East India Co. copper X cash, 1808. KM-319. 3355 grams total. Generally minimal corrosion, AU-UNC details, frosty copper color from cleaning (not dark), great lot for promoters. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500. 550. Large lot of 250 British East India Co. copper X cash, 1808. KM-319. 1133 grams total. Generally minimal corrosion, AU-UNC details, frosty copper color from cleaning (not dark), great lot for promoters. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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HMS Thetis, sunk in 1830 off Brazil

552. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1829M, old salvage. KM-97. 25.08

grams. Dark and encrusted as uncleaned but with important details

551. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ, old peeking through, best feature being the old sticker (late 1800s?) cover-

salvage.

KM-73; CT-732. 23.48 grams. VF details, a bit dark and encrusted and with gouge in rim, but best feature is the old sticker (late 1800s?) covering most of the obverse. With old sticker (in handwritten Portuguese) stating the shipwreck origin, and with handwritten envelope in English (also old). Estimate: $200-$300.

ing most of the obverse. It is interesting to note that the great Bolívar, whose portrait adorns this coin (albeit covered by the sticker), died just twelve days after this ship sank. With old sticker (in handwritten Portuguese) stating the shipwreck origin, and with handwritten envelope in English (also old). Estimate: $200-$300.

Infanta Maria Teresa, destroyed in 1898 off Santiago, Cuba 553. Madrid, Spain, 40 centimos, Isabel II, 1866, 6-pointed stars, very rare provenance (Spanish-American War). CT-338; KM-628.2. 5.01 grams. Fine with toning around details, no corrosion

or damage, desirable provenance explained eloquently by the accompanying Sebring article. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original certificate-envelope from 1898 and Sebring article from 1989. Estimate: $150-up.

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

554. Large lot of 100 Philippines (US administration, struck in San Francisco) 1 pesos, 1907-1910. KM-172. 2000 grams total.

Generally F-VF, some corroded, some darkly encrusted but all with readable details and dated as follows: 1907 (37 pieces), 1908 (39 pieces), 1909 (17 pieces) and 1910 (7 pieces). During World War II these coins were dumped in Manila Bay by the U.S. Navy on the eve of Japanese occupation, so that the invaders would not capture the Philippine treasury. After the invasion the Japanese forced Filipino divers and then, after some of the Filipinos died from it, U.S. Navy divers (prisoners of war) to recover the coins, from a depth of 120 feet. The divers hid many of the coins they recovered and smuggled them back into the Philippine economy, effectively undermining the Japanese paper currency. Just as the Japanese figured out what was happening, a typhoon came through and ended the salvage operation. Further salvage efforts by the U.S. Navy and private interests after the war resulted in the recovery of millions of the coins, but more than half remain there to this day. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Mexico Silver Cobs Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

555. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, PLVSV in rounded panel, very rare, encapsulated NGC XF 45. Nesmith-

Nearly full legends, doubled shield and slightly off-center pillars, very lightly toned and with hints of luster. Note the assayer-mark is simply doubled, not a case of Latin/Gothic as stated inside the slab. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

6a/6c; S-M1; CT-71. 13.1 grams.

556. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom below pillars, PLVS in rounded panel, encapsulated NGC XF 40. Nesmith-6 for type / 6a; S-M1; CT-71. Broad

flan with all details full and richly toned all over, the shield slightly doubled. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

557. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, PLVS in rounded panel. Nesmith-6 for type; S-M1; KM-16. 11.65 grams Broad flan

with all details full, very darkly toned fields, minimal surface corrosion (otherwise VF), nice strike. From an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #318. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

558. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P over erased Latin R at bottom between pillars, PLVS in rhomboid panel, extremely rare, encapsulated NGC XF 45. Nesmith-unl; S-M4; CT-70. 12.5 grams. Broad flan with full details

but small part of edge lost to corrosion as probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550, nicely brown-toned all over, with hints of luster. This is an important issue showing a re-used die of assayer R and providing a chronological linkage between the two assayers. Pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2015 (lot #31003). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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559. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer

P over erased Latin R at bottom between pillars, PLVS in rhomboid panel, extremely rare. Nesmith-unl; S-M4; CT-70. 12.51 grams Bold pillars, weaker but full shield,

nearly full legends, darkly toned and with light surface corrosion (otherwise XF), important as the issue that defines the succession from assayer R to assayer P. From an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #894. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

560. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P at bottom between pillars, PLVSV in rounded

panel, encapsulated NGC AU 50, very rare. Nesmith-unl; S-M4; CT-70. Bold and choice details despite light corrosion around edge (probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550), very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 2009 (lot #9096). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

561. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to left, mintmark M to right (oPo-oMo, dotted circles), encapsulated NGC XF 45, very rare, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-21 (no examples known to Nesmith); S-M4; CT-77. 13.6 grams. Choice

full details on both sides and with lovely, rich toning all over, a very desirable (and very rare) example of early assayer P. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab) and to the Vico auction of March 1999 (lot #234). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

562. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo).

Choice AU with muted luster and toning around details, everything visible and readable except the very tops of the letters in the legends (off the flan). Pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2014, lot #1226. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Nesmith-26 for type/26a type; S-M4; CT-74. 13.50 grams.

563. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), encapsulated NGC AU 50. Nesmith-26 for type/26a typeS-M4; CT-74. 13.2 grams. Toned over muted luster, full details except for parts of

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

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564. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), encapsulated NGC VF details / environmental damage. Ne-

smith-26 for type; S-M4; CT-75. Bold full details except for parts of legend, with attractive deep toning all over, old circular mark below PLVS but no corrosion like the slab might indicate. Estimate: $600-$900.

565. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, encapsulated NGC AU 50, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-11 / 11 type; S-M2; CT-69. 13.4 grams.

Very broad flan with full details except for a few weak spots in the legend, lustrous, with some toning around details. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

566. Mexico City, Mexico, 3 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, denomination as three vertical bars, no waves, very rare, ex-1554 Fleet. Nesmith-5d type; S-M1; CT-101. 7.55 grams. Broad flan with nearly all details

visible despite moderate surface corrosion (VF details), tiny edge-split, darkly toned on fields, minimal doubling. Besides the clear Gothic-R assayer-mark, the most important feature here is the denomination, which is more typically rendered on this brief denomination (wildly popular with type collectors) as three dots, but on this coin it is a lower-case Roman numeral III (with tops connected), which is apparently much rarer. Salvaged from the Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas, and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

567. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, PLV in rounded panel, encapsulated NGC XF 45, very rare, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-4a/4b; S-M1; CT-107. 6.5 grams. Bold strike (full details), with dark, rich toning all over, unique die combination for the specialist but also an ideal type-coin as one of the finest known. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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568. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-

Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), rare. Nesmith-25f; S-M4;

Richly toned AVF with nearly full details, lots of old scratches on pillars side. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the Almanzar auction of August 1972 (lot #2219). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

CT-123. 6.43 grams.

569. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, CharlesJoanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, rare. Nesmith-10; S-M2; CT-106. 6.04

grams. AU details but with light surface corrosion,

uneven toning, all data clear except for tops of legendlettering here and there. Estimate: $500-$750.

570. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, PLVSVL in rounded panel, very rare. Nesmith-3d/3e; S-M1; CT-133. 3.04 grams. AVF with bold toning, edge-split, full details except for tops of some letters in legend. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the Ponterio auction of May 1987 (lot #1121). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

571. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, very rare, ex-Munoz. Nesmith-3A; S-M1; CT-133. 3.17 grams. Thin flan with nearly full details except parts of legend, richly toned Fine with a few old scratches between pillars, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Miguel Munoz collection (Superior auction of June 1978, lot #3). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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572. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Se-

ries,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, mintmark M over assayer F/P to left, mintmark M to right, very rare. Nesmith-9

for type; S-M2; CT-135. 3.11 grams. VF with nice inner details but legends truncated (possibly shaved long ago), attractively toned, important as showing a clear M/F/P to left, thus establishing a chronological linkage from P to F to G. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

573. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer F/P to right (oMo-oF/Po), very rare. Nesmith-13

Uneven VG with lots of legend (enhanced by toning), weak inner details but the all-important assayer F/P still clear. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2005 (lot #422). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. for type; S-M3; CT-172 type. 1.32 grams.

574. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer F to right (oMo-oFo), extremely rare, exHuntington, Nesmith Plate Coin. Nesmith-13; S-M3; CT-172. 1.60

grams. Deeply toned AVF with full legends and inner details, particularly rare (two known) and interesting as showing a new die with clean F (not F/P), desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection and Plate Coin #13 in Nesmith’s book. Estimate: $2,000-up.

575. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer P to left, mintmark M to right, no o’s (P-M), extremely rare. Nesmith-18 type; S-M4; CT-188. 1.22 grams. Fine with full

inner details but most of legend missing due to old shaving, lightly toned, important as showing several unique die errors: P-M without o’s above and below; no annulets above crown; and queen’s name as IO:MANA. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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576. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early 577. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo) rare. Nesmith-23; S-M4; CT-183. 1.62 grams. Superb VF specimen with

lovely rich toning, full details including legends, most attractive as a type-coin. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

578. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS, error IMDIARVM. Nesmith-50a; S-M5;

CT-81. 13.33 grams. Broad-flan XF+ with full details, nice dark toning, traces of corrosion at very edge, interesting (but known) error in legend. Estimate: $600-$900.

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

Huge flan extending well beyond the design, choice full details with toning all over, very lovely, AU. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Nesmith-50e; S-5; CT-81. 13.63 grams.

Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, rare, Plate Coin in CT and EAPM. Nesmith-8; S-M2; CT-169. 1.36 grams. About Fine

with full inner details and most of legend, lightly toned on fields, desirable pedigrees. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2005 (lot #425), and Plate Coin #169 in Calicó’s Numismática española (2008), also Plate Coin in El Arte de la Platería Mexicana (cat. 14, p. 426). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

580. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), encapsulated Global Certification Services About Uncirculated. Nesmith-50; S-M5; CT-81. 4-1/4” x 2-3/4” (capsule). Choice specimen with full details, totally corrosion-free except for small part of edge, from a “Coins of the Conquistadors” promotion that used only the best specimens and gives a brief history and description on the back. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

581. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Ne-

smith-50; S-M5; CT-81. 13.36 grams. Very broad flan extending past design, choice full details, AU, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith-50; S-M5; CT-81. 13.08 grams. XF with full details (the pillars particularly bold), a few scratches and minor surface porosity, some toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

583. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A/G to right, mintmark M to left (M-A/G), rare, encapsulated NGC AU 50. Nesmith-58 type; S-M6; CT-79. 13.3 grams. Broad flan with full details, beautifully toned, with clear A/G, small natural crack in edge. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

584. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A/G to right, mintmark M to left (M-A/G), rare, encapsulated NGC AU 50. Nesmith-58 type; S-M6; CT-79. Broad flan with full details (slightly weak in places), lovely deep-rainbow toning, assayer A only barely visible, let alone A/G, but confirmed by die details (see previous lot). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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585. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M). Ne-

587. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), encapsulated NGC AU details / saltwater damage. Nesmith-74; S-M7;

smith-74; S-M7; CT-90. 13.20 grams. Bold strike with choice interiors and nearly full legends, lightly toned AU with hints of luster. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

CT-90. Full inner details and nearly full legends, lightly toned (some dark

586. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to left (R-M). Nesmith-74;

588. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M). Ne-

Broad flan with full details, AU details but silvery from cleaning and with spots of black encrustation as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $500-$750.

S-M7; CT-90. 13.07 grams.

streaks) with very minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $400-$600.

smith-74; S-M7; CT-90. 13.30 grams. Broad-flan XF+ with full details except some legend, slightly doubled pillars and shield, dark all over as probably salvaged from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Estimate: $400-$600.

589. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/R to right, mintmark M to left (M-L/R), very rare, encapsulated NGC VF 35. Nesmith 86 type (no over assayers listed); S-M9; CT-unlisted. Exceptionally broad flan with full and choice details all over (for the grade), light toning in crevices, very clear over-assayer. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

590. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L

to right, mintmark M to left (M-L). Nesmith-86; S-M9; CT-84. 13.62 grams. Broad-flan UNC with full details all over, very dark (but even) toning. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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591. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), encapsulated NGC AU 50. Nesmith-90; S-M9; CT-85. 13.55 grams.

Broad flan with full details (just a couple minor weak spots), beautiful rainbow toning, hairline edge-splits and a few old scratches. Estimate: $600-$900.

595. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), encapsulated NGC XF 45. Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88; KM-18. Deeply rainbow-toned all over, with full but off-center central details, some bold legend. Estimate: $400-$600.

596. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

592. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM). NeSuperb contrast from toning, bold and nearly full details (XF+), rather attractive, no visible corrosion but weight indicates salvage. Estimate: $500-$750.

smith-94; S-M9; CT-87. 12.88 grams.

593. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L).

Nesmith-86; S-M9; CT-84. 13.34 grams. Broad-flan XF with full details, darkly

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88. 13.54 grams. Broad-flan XF with full, bold details and rich, deep toning, much better than average for this assayer and quite attractive overall. Estimate: $400-$600.

597. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88. 12.58 grams. Exceptionally broad flan for the

toned as probably salvaged from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Estimate: $500-$750.

assayer, with bold full inner details and nearly full legends, toned AU with very light surface porosity, slightly crude around edge (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

594. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

598. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M).

Ne-

Broad-flan AU- with deep rainbow toning on fields (good contrast), full details. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #414). Estimate: $350-$500.

smith-82; S-M9; CT-86. 13.48 grams.

Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88. 13.03 grams. VF with light surface porosity, bold inner details and parts of legend (some flat areas), uneven toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

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599. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

Bold pillars and mostly bold legend, doubled shield, toned around details, light surface porosity, AXF. Estimate: $250-$375.

Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88. 12.31 grams.

600. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

602. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark oM to right (G-oM).

Nesmith-41; S-M5; CT-112. 6.74 grams. Broad, perfectly round flan with choice details and rich old toning all over, XF. Estimate: $275-$400.

603. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Ne-

Nesmith-110b; S-M10; CT-88. 13.07 grams.

smith-49; S-M5; CT-112. 6.59 grams. Choice broad flan with full details except for a couple small spots in legend, richly toned XF+, very attractive. Estimate: $275-$400.

601. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

604. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), rare, encapsulated NGC AU 50, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-57b; S-M6; CT-109.

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

VF with bold full details enhanced by deeply toned fields, long hairline edge-split. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #417). Estimate: $250-$375.

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M).

Very broad flan extending past design, choice full details with hints of luster, lightly toned all over, AU. Estimate: $350-$500. Nesmith-45; S-M5; CT-112. 6.68 grams.

6.6 grams. Full details, lustrous (non-toned), beautiful strike. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $500-$750.

605. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), rare.

Nesmith-57b; S-M6; CT-109. 6.49 grams. VF+ with light sediment in crev-

ices, nearly full details. Estimate: $400-$600.

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606. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-S), ex-

tremely rare. Nesmith-77 type; S-M8; CT-128. 6.76 grams. Nearly full details, AXF with light toning, the very rare assayer-mark very clear, first of this denomination we have ever offered (and only the second we’ve offered in any denomination). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

607. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late 610. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-109; S-M10; CT-121. 6.65 grams. Broad flan with full details (choice

for this assayer), deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $350-$500.

ries,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M). Nesmith-72;

S-M7; CT-154. 3.29 grams. Lightly toned VF on a broad flan with full details, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $250-$375.

608. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series, assayer A to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-A), encapsulated NGC XF details / environmental damage, very rare. Nesmith-64; S-M6; CT-137. 2.9 grams. Choice full pillars, good full

shield, nearly full legends, minor corrosion at very edge, some spotty toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

611. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late 609. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark oMo at bottom (oMoSeries,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), rare. G).

Nesmith-56; S-M6; CT-136. 3.35 grams. Full

details, UNC with luster and incipient toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

Nesmith-unl; S-M5; CT-174. 1.66 grams. Huge flan extending well beyond the design, choice full details with lovely rich toning all over, AU-, very rare variety. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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612. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark Mo at bottom, o to left (o-oM-G). Nesmith-51b; S-M5; CT-unl. 1.60 grams. Broad flan extending

beyond the design, full details, richly toned XF with one weak spots and a few (faint) old scratches. Estimate: $400-$600.

614. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, o in middle, mintmark M to left (M-o-L), encapsulated NGC VF 20, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-83;

S-M9; CT-180. 1.5 grams. Broad flan with nearly full details, toning in crevices only. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $350-$500.

613. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark oMo at bottom (oMoA), motto PL-V-S, very rare. Nesmith-unl; S-M6; CT-unl. 1.48 grams.

Broad-flan VF with nice toning, full details, very bold assayer (first example we have seen in 20 years) and very rare variety. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

615. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, o in middle, mintmark oM to left (oM-o-O). Nesmith-107; S-M10; CT-185. 1.40 grams. Crude AVF with

flat areas, glossy black staining, hairline edge-split, interior details and some legend clear. Estimate: $250-$375.

616. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 reales, CharlesJoanna, “Late Series,” assayers L and O (all different varieties). Nesmith-83 (1) and 87 (4); S-M9; CT-180 (1) and unl. 7.81 grams total.

Nice Fine to VF+, all more or less toned, with full interiors and full or nearly full legends, each coin worthwhile on its own but interesting as an assemblage of different arrangements of assayer and mintmark (o-M-L [2], o-oMo-L [2], M-o-L) and legend stops, etc. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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617. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O (all different varieties). Nesmith-107;

618. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-

full interiors and full or nearly full legends, each coin worthwhile on its own but interesting as an assemblage of different arrangements of assayer and mintmark (o-o [2], oM-o) and mottos (P-V-S, oP-oL-oV, ‫•ׇ‬P-•L-•A). Estimate: $500-$750.

VF details but with light surface corrosion, some original copper color peeking through toning, scarce. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-M10; CT-185. 4.19 grams total. Two Fine, one VF, all with good toning,

Joanna, “Late Series,” oM below castle to left of K, oMo below I. Nesmith-5a; CT-201. 5.47 grams. Broad flan with full details,

Shield-type

619. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O. S-M11; KM-43; CT-156. 27.25 grams. Good full shield and cross, full

oMO and 8, uneven peripheries (as usual), VF+, desirable as effectively the first crown of Mexico (since only three are known of the true first crown, the Charles-Joanna 8R of Rincón). Estimate: $500-$750.

620. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F.

S-M12; KM-43; CT-154. 27.03 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lionscastles, bold full oMF and 8, XF with lovely toning, king’s ordinal II not visible but with distinctive lions and arms of Aragon. Estimate: $250-$375.

621. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1609A, rare, ex-São

José (1622). S-M16; KM-44.3; CT-90. 24.95 grams. Choice bold date, nearly full shield and cross enhanced by dark toning in crevices, some legend but flat just inside, VF details, minimal surface corrosion. From the São José (1622), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lottag #395. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

622. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1609A, rare. S-M16;

KM-44.3; CT-90. 26.15 grams. Bold full oMA, weak but certain date, nearly full shield and cross, toned VF+ with peripheral flatness. Estimate: $350-$500.

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623. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1618/7D/F, rare, ex-

São José (1622). S-M18; KM-unl; CT-unl. 26.06 grams. Very bold full date,

626. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639(P). S-M19; KM-

full oMD/F and 8, nearly full shield and cross, AVF with much flatness, practically no corrosion. From the São José (1622), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #397. Estimate: $400-$600.

45; CT-334. 24.52 grams. Broad flan with bold full date and oM, nearly full cross, most of shield despite extensive flatness, crude edge-split, silvery AU with minor surface pitting in places. Estimate: $350-$500.

624. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1638P, rare, from

627. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-334. 23.93 grams. Salvaged AU (silvery from cleaning) with full date

the Concepción (1641). S-M19; KM-45; CT-333. 25.32 grams. Crude

edge (as made) but with clear date and oM, full shield and cross, Fine with flat peripheries, very light toning, minimal corrosion. From the Concepción (1641), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #427. Estimate: $200-$300.

and oMP, most of cross, lots of flatness and surface corrosion, small edge-splits. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

Salvaged, silvery XF with full date and most of cross, light surface corrosion (worse near edge). Estimate: $275-$400.

KM-45; CT-335. 22.79 grams.

625. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-334. 26.71 grams. Oblong flan with very full and bold date and oMP,

full cross, most of shield, silvery AU with much flatness. Estimate: $500-$750.

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629. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1641/39P. S-M19; KM- 632. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (165)6P. S-M19; KM-45;

unl; CT-unl. 26.64 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with full date (last digit weak) and oMP, nearly full cross, typically mostly flat (otherwise VF), darkly toned and with very light surface corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

630. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653/2P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-357. 19.81 grams. Very bold full date and oMP, nearly full shield and cross, toned Fine with natural lacuna on obverse opening onto reverse, clipped around edge long ago. Estimate: $250-$375.

631. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P, with chop-

marks as from circulation in the Orient. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 27.42 grams. Odd-shaped flan with choice strike for the period (full

shield and cross, very bold full date and oMP), nicely toned VF with just two tiny chopmarks on reverse. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-363. 27.06 grams. Interesting

shape with four rounded points, bold 6 of date and clear denomination 8, VF for wear but with extensive flatness and very light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

633. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1659/8P, rare. S-M19;

KM-45; CT-367. 27.13 grams. Full date and oMP, Fine with extensive flatness and uneven dark-orange toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

634. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1680L, ex-Joanna

(1682). S-M21; KM-46; CT-280. 22.83 grams. Elongated flan with bold full date and oML, nearly full cross, toned, lightly corroded Fine with much flatness. From the Joanna (1682), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #471. Estimate: $200-$300.

635. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (170)9(J), rare, with 5-petal flower countermark for Madura Island (Sumenep, Indonesia, 1 real batu, 1814). S-M22; KM-47; CT-738. 23.93 grams. Nearly full shield and crown and cross, weak but certain date but otherwise peripherally flat, Fine with no toning, the countermark nicely toned VF. Estimate: $300-$450.

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639. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-

636. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1722J, rare. S-M22;

KM-47; CT-749. 27.15 grams. Very odd shape (rectangular with sharp points), clear date and mintmark but practically all the rest of the coin flat (as made), probably no worse than VF for actual wear. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #449. Estimate: $300-$450.

47a; CT-755. 27.31 grams. Full

date and oMR, very thick flan, bold but off-center full cross, Fine+ with much flatness (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

640. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730G, ex-Kent 637. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)728(D), very rare, Ponterio. KM-47a; CT-759. 26.95 grams. Sharply rhomboid flan, clear ex-Rooswijk (1739). S-M23a; KM-47. 26.51 grams. Bold date and oM,

nearly full cross and part of crown but otherwise flat (as made), VF for actual wear, some dark toning but no corrosion. From the Rooswijk (1739), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #521. Estimate: $400-$600.

638. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R, ex-Rooswijk (1739), ex-Kent Ponterio.

Bold full date and oMR, some shield, most of cross, otherwise flat, VF for actual wear, no corrosion. From the Rooswijk (1739), and pedigreed to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of January 2011, with original lot-tag #15). Estimate: $350-$500. KM-47a; CT-755. 26.63 grams.

date and full oMG, most of shield and cross, lightly struck VF, interesting lacuna near edge on reverse corresponding to crack on obverse. Pedigreed to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of January 2011, with original lot-tag #16). Estimate: $400-$600.

641. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730F, ex-Kent Ponterio. KM-47a; CT-757. 26.76 grams. Full date and oMF, good full cross and most of shield, VF with peripheral flatness. Pedigreed to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of January 2011, with original lot-tag #17). Estimate: $350-$500.

642. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. S-M26; KM-47a;

CT-762. 26.90 grams. Odd shape (thick) with very bold full date and oMF, full but weaker shield and cross, Fine. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #621. Estimate: $300-$450.

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643. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, with

date countermark AH1230 (1814-15) for Madura Island (Sumenep, Indonesia, 1 real batu), rare. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764.

26.34 grams. Very bold full date and oMF and cross but otherwise flat, Fine with nice toning, the countermark bold. Estimate: $350-$500.

644. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F, encapsulated NGC VF 25. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. Very thick (small) flan with 100%

full and bold date and oMF, choice full cross, most of cross, attractively toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

646. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer oF below mintmark oM to left, rare. S-M13; KM-36; CT-unl. 13.56

grams. Full oMoF to left, most of shield and cross (the latter with toning in crevices), AVF with flat areas, first example of this assayer we have offered. Estimate: $300-$450.

647. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620(D), rare, ex-São José (1622). S-M18; KM-37.2; CT-237. 10.61 grams. Very bold date and mintmark, nearly full cross (bold), Fine with flatness, toned fields, minimal corrosion. From the São José (1622), and pedigreed to our Auction #14, lot #400. Estimate: $300-$450.

648. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1637P, rare. S-M19;

KM-38; CT-unl. 13.05 grams. Very odd shape with sharp points and small

645. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1733F. S-M26; KM-47a; cracks in edge, full date and oMP, most of cross but with extensive CT-766. 26.72 grams. Full date and oMF, nearly full and well-detailed shield and cross, AVF with deeply toned fields, scarce final date of Mexican cobs. Estimate: $300-$450.

flatness (Fine for actual wear), nicely toned. Estimate: $400-$600.

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649. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1637/6P, crude Royal(?), unique, from the Concepción (1641), ex-Christensen.

S-M19; KM-unl; CT-unl. 10.74 grams. This is a mysterious coin, clearly far above the usual non-Royal quality for the period but no comparison to the near-perfect 1639P 4R Royals on record. The date is not easy to discern: While the 16 is clear, the last two digits are crude (in fact originally attributed to 1639 by Christensen), the 3 being of a typically distinctive shape and the 7/6 oddly far inside the legend. We suspect this might be assayer P’s first attempt at a Royal, for the only earlier Philip IV 4R Royals on record for this assayer--1631 and 1632--are dated before P began in 1634 and therefore we believe they are erroneous. Unfortunately we cannot locate photos of these coins to compare details and see whether they are of a fine style like the known 1639 or crude like the present 1637/6. In any case the shield and cross on this coin are full and the oMP is bold, with king’s ordinal IIII and nearly full legend on reverse, darkly toned, VF details despite light surface corrosion (also some minor edge-loss), and well worth a premium above a normal cob even if not a full-fledged Royal. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the original Concepción auction (Christensen, May 1982), lot #75. Estimate: $1,000-up.

650. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1730R, ex-Pullin.

S-M24; KM-40a; CT-1026. 13.30 grams. A classic “cabo de barra” (end piece

of a strap) with about 75% of the edge round (the rest in two sharp cuts), full date and oMR, nearly full cross, peripherally flat, otherwise AVF. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #607). Estimate: $250-$375.

652. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer F, three small castles in each quadrant (also transposed), rare.

S-M12; KM-31; CT-499. 6.81 grams. Strange issue with three small castles in a pyramid formation as opposed to one large castle in each quadrant (perhaps to make up for a broken 2R punch?), very prominent on this lustrous XF specimen with full shield and crown and cross and MF (lacking the o above the M), small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2007, with original lot-tag #972. Estimate: $200-$300.

651. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1731F, with 5-petal flower countermark for Madura Island (Sumenep, Indonesia, 1/2 real batu, 1814). Host: S-M26, KM-40a, CT-1029. 13.15 grams.

Bold full date and oMF, good full cross, Fine with toning in crevices. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

653. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1610F, rare, exPullin. S-M17; KM-unl (32.2); CT-344. 6.80 grams. Super bold and full date and oMF, good full shield and cross, XF with traces of luster, minor weak spots. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #612). Estimate: $500-$750.

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654. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1626/5D, crude Royal(?), unique. S-M18a; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.52 grams. Like the 4R lot #649 in this auction, this coin is clearly a breed apart from the normal issues of the time but has some major differences from full-fledged Royals, namely the fact that it is not round and consequently does not have full legends. But, unlike lot #649, this coin has a full and bold date (note the unique overdate), oMD, shield and cross, plus most of the crown and legend, all on a very flat and even flan, AVF with contrasting toning, holed at top of cross. Estimate: $1,500-up. 655. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1639/7(P), very rare. S-M19; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.17 grams. Bold full 39/7 date, unusually 100%-full crown, nearly full cross, most of shield, toned Fine+ with flatness. Estimate: $300-$450.

656. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales Royal, 1715J, extremely rare. S-M22; KM-R35; CT-1257. 6.26 grams. A perfect beauty in terms of strike and flan, perfectly round and even and fully detailed, totally unlike the regular cobs and a different breed from Royals of earlier periods, with a handful of specimens known in this denomination but nowhere near as common as the 1/2R, richly toned VF+ with inevitable hole at top (axes aligned), first of its kind we have ever offered. Estimate: $5,000-up.

657. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1729R, rare. S-M24; KM-35a; CT-1263. 6.20 grams. Bold

oMF and 29 of date, full shield and cross, About Fine with contrasting toning on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #615. Estimate: $200-$300.

658. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1607F, rare, encap-

sulated NGC VF 30. S-M15; KM-27.2; CT-447. Full date (with prong in slab over top of 7), nice full shield, nearly full cross (slightly offcenter), dark toning in crevices, first dated coin of Mexico. Estimate: $350-$500.

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659. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1608F, rare, encapsulated NGC VF 30. S-M15; KM-27.2; CT-449. Full

date and oMF, good full shield and cross, parts of edge slightly crude (as made), lightly toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

660. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1610F, rare, ex-Pullin, ex-Witte Museum.

3.41 grams. Full date and oMF, full but partially weak shield

and cross, lightly toned AVF with hairline edge-splits, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #620), and to the Witte Museum collection (Ponterio auction of August 1989, lot #1868), and to the Ponterio auction of April 2005 (lot #354). Estimate: $500-$750.

662. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1612F, rare, encapsulated NGC Fine details / holed.

S-M17; KM-27.2; CT-453.

Bold full date (except for last digit) and oMF, nice full shield and cross, attractively toned, crude old hole at very edge above shield. Estimate: $150-$225. S-M17; KM-27.2; CT-455.

661. Mexico City, Mexico, cob

1 real, 1611/0F, rare, encapsulated NGC Fine details / surface hairlines. S-M17; KM-27.2; CT-unl.

Full and bold date with particularly clear overdate, full oMF and shield and cross, nicely toned F/VF with no more than the normal amount of marks for the grade (despite what the slab says). Estimate: $250-$375.

663. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1620/19D, retrograde 2, very rare. S-M18; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.30 grams. Bold full date with clear 20/19 (first example we’ve seen), the 2 being a backwards z, also full oMD, full cross and most of shield despite poor centering. Estimate: $500-$750.

664. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real Royal, 1643/2P, extremely rare, Plate Coin in CT. S-M19; KM-R28; CT-1007. 3.50 grams.

Unbelievably broad (28mm) and thin flan, also incredibly unholed, with 100% full details (as you would expect for a Royal) in a rustic style per the era (nothing like the 8R Royals), AU or better with gorgeous, deep, rainbow toning, probably unique, but certainly unique in quality and of almost unlimited value to the specialist collector. Note that, despite the clear overdate, this is listed in CT as clean 1643. Plate Coin on page 344 of Calicó’s Numismática española (2008). Estimate: $5,000-up.

665. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1655(P), rare, ex-Pullin. S-M19;

KM-unl (28); CT-unl. 3.31 grams. Clear bottom half of date, most of shield and cross despite flat spots, Fine+ with toning. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #621), and to the Ponterio auction of January 2003, with original lot-tag #1810. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session II 666. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1675G, very rare. S-M20; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.24 grams. Bold 75 of date, full oM, most of cross, toned Fine with typical flat areas, interesting as a clear “cabo de barra� (end piece of a strap) with 90% of the edge rounded and the rest a straight cut. Estimate: $400-$600.

667. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real Royal, 1715J, very rare. S-M22; KM-R30; CT-1556. 2.80 grams. The perfect companion to lot #656,

a 2R Royal of the same date and super-clean style, perfectly round and fully detailed, totally unlike the regular cobs of this period and the Royals of earlier periods, not as rare as the 2R but many times rarer than the 1/2R (which the buyer of this lot and #656 could easily acquire for the set, bearing in mind that the 8R exists for this date as well, but not the 4R), richly toned AVF/F with inevitable hole at top (axes aligned) and weak spot on cross. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

668. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayers F (upper left) and oD (bottom

center), mintmark oM at upper right, rare. S-M14a; KM-20; CT-545. 1.68 grams. Bold full monogram with full F, oD and (o)M, nice full cross, lightly toned VF+. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

669. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer A/F (1608-9), rare, ex-

Christensen. S-M16; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.65 grams. Choice full monogram with bold oM to left and fleur below, weaker but certain A/F to right, choice full cross, XF+ with nice old toning, desirable pedigree. With original Henry Christensen tag and pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #528. Estimate: $250-$375.

670. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1608F, very rare. 671. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1614F, very rare. S-M15; KM-unl (20 for Type); CT-547. 1.57 grams. Clear bottom half of date

(possibly the earliest known date for this denomination, despite the listing of a 1607 in CT, of which we have no specimens on record), choice full monogram and oM to left and F to right as well as fleur below, also choice full cross, VF+ with nicely contrasting toning. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

S-M17; KM-21; CT-550. 1.49 grams. Bold

DEI G and date punched over DG and possibly a prior date, nice full monogram with oM to left and oversized F to right, fleur below, nice full cross as well, richly toned VF+. Estimate: $400-$600.

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675. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1655P, ex-Pullin,

rare. S-M19; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.26 grams. Complete date and oMP, offcenter monogram, nearly full cross, non-toned VG with hole at one end of cross. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #624). Estimate: $200-$300.

672. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1615/4F, very rare.

Bold date with certain 5/4 (first example we ever heard of ), bold full monogram with oM to left and F to right, fleur below, choice full cross, richly toned AVF with two old marks below monogram and fresh hairline scratches above. Estimate: $400-$600.

S-M17; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.56 grams.

676. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1657/6P, very rare. S-M19; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.59 grams. Bold

full date (certain overdate, first specimen we have heard of), full mintmark and monogram (off-center), nearly full cross, VF with toning around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

673. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)32/29(D), very rare. S-M18a; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.54 grams. Very bold full 32 of date with the 3 modified from a 2 (z) and the 2 over a round digit that has to be 9 (first example we have ever heard of ), nearly full monogram, full but off-center cross, toned Fine+ with flat areas. Estimate: $350-$500.

674. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1654P, rare. S-M19; KM-22; CT-1149. 1.75 grams. Bold

full 4 of date, full oM, bold but offcenter monogram, nice full cross, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

677. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1689L, very rare.

S-M21; KM-23; CT-unl. 1.48 grams. Full and bold date with possible 9/7, also bold mintmark and monogram and cross, choice VF with toned fields, an amazing specimen all around. Estimate: $500-$750.

678. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1707J, rare. S-M22; KM-24; CT-unl. 1.70 grams. Bold

full date and oMJ, good full cross but off-center monogram, Fine with patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session II 679. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1714J, Royal dies(?),

rare. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1827. 1.60 grams. Superb strike with Royal-quality

details (full date, crown, monogram, oMJ and fleur, also full cross on reverse) but on a rectangular cob flan, nicely toned VF. It is worth noting that the typically perfect, round Royal 1/2R do not begin until 1715, so perhaps this 1714 is as close as you can get to a true Royal for this date and denomination. Estimate: $400-$600.

680. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1716J. S-M22; 681. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1717J. S-M22; Full VF details with light toning, holed at top (axes aligned). Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-unl (R24 for Type); CT-unl (Type 285). 1.58 grams.

CT-1807; KM-unl. 1.77 grams. Full XF details with light rainbow toning,

crude old hole to right of cross (axes aligned). Estimate: $500-$750.

682. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal,

1722J. S-M22; CT-1810; KM-R24. 1.48 grams. Richly toned VF with hole to right of cross (axes aligned), light old scratches above denomination, flan a bit “short� around the edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #10 (lot #626). Estimate: $500-$750.

683. Lot of 4 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royals, 1724 and 1725, assayer D, representing both rulers (Philip V and Louis I) for each date, very rare set. S-M22 and unl; CT-1812, 54, 55 and unl; KM-R25 (Louis I only, the Philip V unlisted). 7.23 grams total. For the

ultimate Louis I collector, this little set represents the entire transition to and from that king in a two-year span in 1/2R Royals, something that would take lots of searching to assemble one by one. Logically it would seem that the Philip V examples in this set are the least common, but in fact the opposite is true; we have not handled any 1724-5 Philip V (which are unlisted in KM), whereas we have sold one of each of the Louis I dates before (also note that the 1725 Philip V is unlisted in CT). All four pieces are as you expect for Royals of this period: Fully detailed and round, with aligned axes and either holed or plugged at top; but also each one is nicely toned and XF on average. To be sure, it is a set for a connoisseur, but each coin stands on its own merit as well. Estimate: $6,000-up.

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Session II 684. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)726(D), rare. S-

M23a; KM-24; CT-unl (Type 286). 1.26 grams. Tiny teardrop flan with very bold full 726 of date, nearly full cross, toned Fine with hole in point. Estimate: $125-$200.

685. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1730/28R/D, rare. S-M24; KM-unl (R24 for Type);

Choice broad flan extending past design, bold full XF+ details with clear overdate and overassayer, nicely toned, holed at top (axes aligned). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

CT-unl (Type 285). 1.74 grams.

686. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1733/2(F), rare.

Complete date with very clear overdate (off-center obverse), nice full cross, F/VF with toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300. S-M26; KM-24a; CT-unl (Type 287). 1.48 grams.

687. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1733F. S-M26; KM-24a; CT-unl (Type 287). 1.65 grams. Clear date and oMF, choice full crown above

most of monogram, excellent full cross, XF with nice toning all over, scarce final date of Mexican cobs. Estimate: $200-$300.

Klippes

688. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F, cob flan. 689. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F, cob flan. S-M27; KM-48; CT-767. 26.69 grams. Rectangular flan (scarce) with choice

full shield and cross in the klippe style (with evidence of typical dieclashing), also bold full date and oMF and denomination •8•, VF with nice toning all over. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

S-M27; KM-48; CT-767. 26.72 grams. Rectangular

flan with weak centers but bold full date and oMF and denomination, nicely toned AVF overall, scarce planchet style for the issue. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1055, and to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #678. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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690. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-48;

Choice specimen with all details full except for part of legend where king’s name would appear (but ordinal V is bold), nice even strike with attractive toned fields showing typical die-clashing, no better than XF but really as nice as they come. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #710. Estimate: $1,500-up.

CT-768. 27.01 grams.

691. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28;

KM-48; CT-768. 26.01 grams. Choice XF with full inner details and most of legend, including full date and crown, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

692. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 26.36 grams. Perfect full details on both sides (including

full date) but with big holes at top and bottom, aligned axes, VF+ with light toning on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1088. Estimate: $400-$600.

693. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734/3MF, rare, from the Rooswijk (1739). S-M28; KM-48; CT-769. 25.75 grams.

Perfectly square flan with choice full inner details and most of legend including clear date with certain 4/3, toned AXF with faint adjustment marks all over but no corrosion. From the Rooswijk (1739) and pedigreed to the original Rooswijk auction (Ponterio, March-April 2006), lot #143. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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694. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734/3MF, rare.

Choice AXF with full inner details and bold full date (with clear 4/3), struck slightly off-center so the flan extends beyond the design, richly toned AXF. Estimate: $1,000$1,500. S-M28; KM-48; CT-769. 26.66 grams.

695. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734/3MF, rare.

S-M28; KM-48; CT-769. 26.66 grams. AXF with choice inner details as usual, nearly full legend, clear date, attractively toned, but with hole in one point. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

696. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734MF, from the Rooswijk (1739).

S-M28; KM-48; CT-770. 26.83 grams. Exceptional specimen on a huge and neatly 7-sided flan with 100% details, XF with attractively toned fields devoid of any corrosion or damage apart from the usual traces of adjustment marks, quite possibly the finest specimen recovered from this wreck. From the Rooswijk (1739) and pedigreed to the original Rooswijk auction (Ponterio, March-April 2006), lot #144, and to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #471. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

697. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734MF. S-M28; KM-48; CT-770. 26.59 grams. Curiously

nearly round as opposed to the typical square-shape, with full legends and inner details, toned AXF with peripheral hole at bottom (aligned axes). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of February 1995, with original lot-tag #529, and to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #632. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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698. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1734MF. S-M28; 700. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; KMKM-48; CT-770. 26.75 grams. Almost perfectly square-shaped, with nearly

full details, deeply toned AXF with small, natural void in edge and plugged hole in point outside design. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

41; CT-1036. 13.46 grams. Richly toned XF with choice full inner details,

bold date and assayer, holed at one end of cross. Estimate: $600-$900.

701. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733MF, encapsu699. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 4 reales, 1733F, cob flan, lated NGC VF details / holed. S-M28; KM-41; CT-1036. 13.26 grams.

rare. S-M27; KM-unl; CT-unl. 13.19 grams. Richly old-toned AXF with full oMF, most of shield and cross (off-center), bottom half of date, crude old hole at top. Estimate: $500-$750.

Squarish flan with typically choice full inner details, richly toned XF, full date and bold assayer, small hole in corner of design (odd positioning). Estimate: $400-$600.

Lima Silver Cobs Early Pillars Type

702. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincรณn) to left, motto PL-VSVL-T, legends HISPA/N / NIARVM. KM-10.1; CT-unl. 11.97 grams. Choice

S-L1;

full XF details on both sides despite minimal surface corrosion, streaks of toning, curious A/N at end of shield-side legend. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Session II 703. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, motto PL-

VSV-LT/R, legends (HIS)P / N(IARV)M. S-L1; KM-10.1; CT-unl. 12.13 grams. Broad

flan with bold inner details (the pillars slightly doubled), full but partially flat legends, XF details with minimal surface corrosion, areas of toning. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

704. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, 705. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II,

assayer R (Rincón) to left (large), motto P-LVSV-T, legends (H)ISPAN / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-8; CT-483. 6.22 grams.

Crisp AU details despite very light surface corrosion, full inner details and most of legend, curiously large assayer-mark R (a punch for 4R), toned around details. Estimate: $400-$600.

assayer R (Rincón) to right, motto PL-VSV-LTR (rare), legends HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-8; CT-481. 5.98 grams. Broad flan with full inner details and nearly full legends, nicely toned, XF+ with light surface corrosion, slightly doubled and the shield side off-center. Estimate: $400-$600.

706. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, as-

sayer R (Rincón) to right, motto PL-VSV(TR), legends (H)ISPA / NIARVM. S-L1;

Broad flan with bold inner details, much legend despite flat areas, XF+ with light surface corrosion but traces of luster, toned in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-8; CT-479. 5.55 grams.

707. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to 709. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left, motto PL-VSV-L, legends (HI)SPA / NIA(RVM).

S-L1;

Bold pillars and most of shield despite low contrast, parts of legends flat, VF+ with traces of luster and spots of toning. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-8; CT-481. 6.67 grams.

left, obverse legend ending in HISP-.

S-L1; KM-3; CT-702. 1.64 grams. Choice, non-salvage VF with full interiors and much legend,

toned around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

708. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, dot below motto PL-VS-V, legends HISPANIA / NIARVM.

S-L1; KM-6; CT-630. 3.19 grams. Beautifully

toned AXF with 100% full details (legends and interiors), slightly double-struck but quite attractive overall. Estimate: $400-$600.

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710. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left of crowned I, legend starting on that side, very rare. S-L1;

KM-1; CT-761. 0.56 gram. Broad

flan with full legends PHILIPVS II D / HISPANIARVM (despite a few flat areas), weak assayer R to left of crowned I, full crowned R on reverse, VF with patchy dark toning, much better than the usual (salvaged) condition for this rare type (first coinage of South America). Pedigreed to our Auction #11, lot #686. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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711. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer X, very rare. S-L3; KM-11; CT-327. 12.38 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with nearly full legends and crown, choice full shield (very intricate) with bold P-X to right, full but slightly doubled cross-lions-castles, lightly toned AU with light surface corrosion, edge-split. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

712. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer X, very rare.

Choice full shield and cross, bold full denomination I to left and P-X to right, nearly full crown but not much legend, deeply toned AU with faint surface porosity. It is interesting to note that the assayer mark on this coin is the same-sized punch as the one on the 4R in the previous lot. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

S-L3; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.29 grams.

713. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 714. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-8 (flat top) to left, *-oD to right, ex-Huntington. S-L4;

KM-14; CT-147. 27.45 grams. Very

attractive XF with nearly full details, traces of luster, some dark toning in crevices, minimal doubling and flatness, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag #26201. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Torre, P-8 (round top) to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; CT-146.

27.05 grams. Richly toned VF with nearly full details, slightly uneven

flan resulting in minor weak areas but attractive overall. Estimate: $600-$900.

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715. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-8 (round top) to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-14; CT-

Bold VF+ with nearly full details except for parts of legends, the crown especially nice, slightly silvery with dark streaks. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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

S-L4; KM-9; CT-487. 6.42 grams.

Choice full shield and crown, good full cross, some legend, toned AXF with light surface corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

717. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P to left, oD-I to right, rare variety. S-L4; KM-unl; CTunl. 3.33 grams. Attractively toned AXF with full interiors and much bold legend, minor flat spots. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

718. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real,

Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, P to right, * above and below monogram, ex-Sellschopp (Plate Coin). S-L4; KM-5; CT-706. 1.71

grams. Exceptional details on both sides, the monogram especially full,

with bold oD, P and two stars, also choice full cross, some legend, deeply toned and nearly XF for grade, also desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection (Swiss Bank Corp, September 1988), lot #129, also Plate Coin #120 in Sellschopp’s Las acunaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí (1971), and pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

720. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type,

719. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II,

assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. S-L4; KM-2; CT-767. 0.75 gram. VF with

mintmark L-star-M (Series II), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 24.73

full interiors and crown, much legend, lightly toned, somewhat scarce as non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams. Full L*M over 1659 date above full waves, bold 8-V to right of doubled right pillar, full but doubled cross, legends flat, VF for actual wear, with large edge-crack, rare second type that occurred after the “Jupiter wreck” of 1659. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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721. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, mintmark Lstar-M (Series II), rare. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 25.95 grams. Deeply toned Fine with

bold 8’s flanking nearly full pillars with clear L*M and 59 of date (slightly doubled) over full waves, good full cross (some flat spots), some legend, rare as non-salvage (and later type). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

722. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, mintmark LIMA below star (Series IA), rare. S-L5; KM-15; CT-989. 3.59 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves with star above

LIMA and most of date (last digit weak), bold denomination I to right, full but off-center cross, flat peripheries (with one old scratch), AVF with toning and sediment on fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

Pillars-and-waves

723. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1684V.

S-L6; KM-24; CT-227.

26.69 grams. Scarce first date of type, with bold full pillars-and-waves

showing two clear dates and mintmarks, good full cross and crown and CARO(LVS) in legend, nicely toned AVF with a few old marks. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #564. Estimate: $600-$900.

724. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1684V. S-L6; KM-24; CT-227. 26.51

grams. Two bold dates on pillars side with choice full waves, slightly doubled pillars, full cross with third date below, lightly toned (lowcontrast) Fine with flat peripheries, scarce first date of type. Estimate: $400-$600.

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725. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales Royal, 1686R, rare. S-L7; CT-217; KM-R24. 27.21 grams. Very broad flan with nearly full details

except for some legend, attractively old-toned VF, the pillars-side crown particularly full and choice but with probable expert repair betrayed by slight discoloration on both sides (and inconsistent dots in border on cross side), still rather choice and attractive. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

726. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1696H. S-L13; KM-24; CT-240. 27.20

grams. Small, thick, crude flan with off-center strike showing clear date,

one full pillar, most of cross with full mintmark, lightly toned Fine+. Estimate: $250-$375.

727. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1714/3M, rare. S-L20; KM-34; CT-636. 27.18 grams. Very choice full pillars and cross-lions-castles, bold

assayer, three mintmarks, date a little doubled but with very clear 4/3, non-toned VF+ with edge-crack. Estimate: $400-$600.

728. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1717(M). S-L20; KM-34; CT-639. 27.01 grams. Crude and uneven flan with two clear dates including

bold 4-digit date in legend, toned Fine with much flatness (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

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Session II 729. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1692V, rare. S-L10; KM-23; CT-453. 13.75

grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves, two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, AVF with patches of dark encrustation. Estimate: $500-$750.

730. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales Royal, 1709M+9/8M/H, unique. S-L18; KM-unl; CT-unl. 5.72 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full

details including legends and all three dates, VF with toned fields, the overdate and overassayer on cross side only, crudely holed at top of pillars side. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

731. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1725M, Louis I, rare, ex-Huntington. S-L20a; KM-32a; CT-31. 6.48 grams. Nearly full

pillars with bold date, most of cross with L of king’s name visible in legend at top, deeply toned About Fine, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag #57.2123. Estimate: $200-$300.

732. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real Royal, 1705/4H, overdate in legend only, extremely rare. S-L15a;

KM-unl; CT-unl. 2.90 grams. Small flan (probably lightly

shaved long ago) with good full pillars and cross (the latter slightly off-center), three dates, richly toned VF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

733. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1725, Louis I,

rare. S-L20a; KM-A39; CT-52. 0.90 gram. Bold date below nearly full monogram, second date below incomplete cross, partially flat Fine+, slightly bent. Estimate: $100-$150.

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734. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1736N, extremely rare. S-L21; KM-unl; CT-unl. 2.45 grams. Huge flan (overweight) with superb full cross-lionscastles and monogram with bold date below, L to left and N to right, minimal legend, VF+ with contrasting toning on fields, axes aligned, with expertly plugged hole to right of cross. Very few Lima 1/2R Royals are known for any date or king. Estimate: $1,500-up.

Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type

735. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period, “Lima style”). S-P4; KM-5.1; CT-139 (under Lima). 24.83 grams.

Full legends and inner details despite dark (low-contrast) toning and band of oxidation across upper half (good candidate for professional conservation), rare first issue of assayer B. Estimate: $500-$750.

736. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), “Great Module”). S-P6; KM-5.1. 27.22 grams. Very bold full details all over, including nearly all the legend, VF with nicely contrasting toning, a good example for comparison with the previous lot to show the differences between 1st- and 2nd-period B. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

737. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period), ex-Christensen. S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.25 grams. Choice full details, including crown and nearly all the legend, beautiful VF+ with rich old toning around details, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Christensen auction of April 1972, with original lot-tag #2120. Estimate: $350-$500.

738. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.23 grams. Choice full shield and cross and crown but not much legend, XF with toning all over (dark in places). Estimate: $250-$375.

739. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.52 grams. Bold full shield and cross, some bold legend, weak P-B, nicely toned VF+ with part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

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740. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 744. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period, late variety). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.34 grams. Richly oldtoned VF with full cross and shield, some legend including comma separators. Estimate: $200-$300.

period, late variety). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.94 grams. VF with traces of luster but some flat spots, full shield and crown and cross. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

741. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 745. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11;

period). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.54 grams. Broad flan with much legend and crown, well-detailed full shield and cross, XF with old marks, steel-gray toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

742. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period, late variety). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 27.32 grams. Choice full shield and cross, much legend including comma separators, border of boxes on reverse, deeply toned AVF. Estimate: $350-$500.

743. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period, late variety). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 26.21 grams. Very bold full cross and shield, deeply toned AXF with slight doubling, some legend including comma separators. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-5.1; CT-157. 26.99 grams. Richly toned AVF with full shield and cross, weak but certain assayer. Estimate: $250-$375.

746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11;

KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.08 grams. Bold full assayer, full but slightly doubled shield and cross, AXF with traces of surface porosity on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

747. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; Weakly struck XF with traces of luster, lightly toned, bold P-A, doubled and off-center strike. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-5.1; CT-157. 27.38 grams.

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748. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th 752. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period). S-P12; KM-5.1; CT-unl. 27.58 grams. Choice full shield and crown

and cross with dark toning on fields, slightly crude peripheries, VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5; CT-unl. 26.66 grams. AVF with bold P-B, choice full shield and crown and cross, toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

749. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th 753. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period). S-P12; KM-5.1; CT-unl. 27.04 grams. Beautifully toned AXF with

full and well-detailed shield and cross, some bold legend. Estimate: $250-$375.

period). S-P14; KM-unl; CT-unl. 27.14 grams. VF with full P-B, good full shield and cross and nearly full crown, some dark toning in crevices, long old mark on bottom-right castle. Estimate: $200-$300.

754. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

750. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. S-P13;

KM-5.1; CT-159. 27.20 grams. Choice round flan (slightly concave) with

full shield and cross and crown, bold P-RL, some legend, XF with rich toning on obverse and luster on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

period). S-P14; KM-unl; CT-unl. 26.74 grams. Deeply toned AVF on crude flan with edge-crack and deep laminations, but with clear P-B and full (but doubled) shield and cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

751. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th (curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 27.36 grams. Choice full shield with period), border of x’s on reverse only. S-P14; KM-unl; CT-unl. 26.44

grams. Boldly struck but low-contrast VF+ with full shield and cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

bold P-R to left and o-VIII to right, full crown, full cross-and-tressure, AXF with some dark toning in crevices. Estimate: $175-$250.

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756. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/C,

rare variety with • inside C. S-P16; KM-10; CT-unl. 27.15 grams. Richly

toned AXF with full shield and cross, king’s ordinal III, parts of edge crude (as made), but best feature is the full P-C-Q with dot inside C. Estimate: $200-$300.

758. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. S-P17; Full shield and P-Q, bold full cross and king’s ordinal III, non-toned AXF. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-10; CT-124. 26.59 grams.

759. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M/Q.

757. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q.

S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 27.46 grams. Broad flan with full shield and cross, clear P-Q, but peripheries mostly flat, nicely toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P18; KM-10; CT-unl. 27.26 grams. Nice full shield and cross, full but weak P•M/Q, lightly struck VF with traces of luster and toning, slightly crude peripheries. Estimate: $250-$375.

760. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1617M, Plate Coin in Yriarte,

Guttag, Sellschopp and Grunthal-Sellschopp. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. 27.18 grams. Incredibly full and bold date, full but doubled shield and cross, toned

VF, highly desirable triple pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, and Plate Coin in Yriarte (#925), Guttag (#4029), Sellschopp (#379) and GrunthalSellschopp (#415), and pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection (Swiss Bank Corp., September 1988), lot #616. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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761. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1617)M. S-P19; KM-10; CT-

129. 27.29 grams. Broad flan, crude strike with central flatness but bold

shield and denomination and tressure around cross, lightly toned VF for actual wear. Estimate: $150-$225.

762. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618T/PAL, very rare. S-P21;

KM-10; CT-131. 26.99 grams. Full P-T/PAL to left and o-8 (flat top) to right of full but weak shield with full crown above, clear date (preceded by ANO D) outside the full but weak cross, Fine with patchy toning, particularly rare as non-salvage. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

764. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T, mintmark back-

wards P over P, ex-Panama hoard. S-P21; KM-10; CT-136. 26.69 grams. Full mintmark q over P (same for first letter of king’s name in

763. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)19T. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. legend) and assayer T below + ornament, full shield and cross, most of 26.80 grams. Interesting squarish shape with rounded sides (like a turtle

shell), choice full shield and cross, bold assayer and full 19 of date, deeply old-toned VF+, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

crown, clear bottoms of digits of date, Fine with characteristic orange sediment on fields. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the 1629 “Panama hoard,” with certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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S-P21;

Crudely struck and off-center shield side, good full cross-and-tressure (slightly doubled and off-center), bold bottom half of date in erroneous position, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-10; CT-137. 26.89 grams.

766. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)21T, backwards mintmark, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P21; KM-10; CT-unl. 27.00 grams.

Choice full cross with dark orange sediment in crevices, just the bottoms of the last two digits of the date visible, full but weaker shield with clear mintmark q and assayer T below + ornament to left, Fine+. Estimate: $250-$375.

767. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)22T, quadrants of cross transposed, rare.

S-P21a; KM-19; CT-456.

27.00 grams. Full but doubled shield with weak but certain

P+T to left, bold king’s ordinal IIII, decent full cross with bold final digit Z of date, toned Fine with edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

768. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)622T, quadrants of cross trans-

posed, rare. S-P21a; KM-19; CT-456. 27.11 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross, full P+T and sideways G in legend, clear 6Z and bottom-left point of final Z of date, VF+, mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

769. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (1622), upper

half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed. S-P22; KM-19; CT-458.

25.57 grams. Choice full shield and cross with blatant transposition errors,

full P+P with the assayer re-punched, attractively toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

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770. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1626T, date at 3-4 o’clock, quadrants of cross transposed, very rare, ex-Panama hoard. S-P24; KM-19a;

CT-464. 26.43 grams. Full

and bold date (in erroneous position) with last digit doubled but followed by characteristic horizontal-line ornament outside full cross with distinctive “squashed” lions that ended in 1628, nice full shield with bold •P•T• to left, king’s ordinal IIII, VF with traces of orange sediment. Pedigreed to the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard” and the Ponterio auction of June 2001 (lot #919, misdescribed as 1629). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

771. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)627T, quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P24; KM-19a; CT-467. 26.43 grams. Full but doubled

shield with bold denomination O-VIII, certain assayer T, bold full cross with crude but certain date, nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $250-$375.

772. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P/T (1628), ex-Panama hoard. S-P25; KM-19a; CT-469. 26.49 grams. Nearly perfectly round flan with full but doubled shield and cross, full •P•P/T•, AVF with weak spots and loaded with characteristic orange sediment. From the 1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $200-$300.

773. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)29T, denomination •8•

and heavy-dot borders. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 27.30 grams. Bold full

29 of date, bold full cross and shield, clear assayer and denomination, VF with spotty toning and minor edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

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dot border on obverse, fine-dot border on reverse, ex-Panama hoard. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-470. 26.19 grams. Choice grade (AU) with choice full

inner details on both sides, bold king’s ordinal IIII, bold 62 of date, traces of orange sediment on fields, slightly odd-shaped flan but overall a rather superior specimen. From the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $250-$375.

775. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1630T. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-472.

776. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)632T, rare. S-P26; KM-

ner details, lightly toned XF, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

and cross, clear •P•T and denomination ?8 and bottom half of 632 of date, non-toned Fine+. Note the lions are a late style more typical of 1633-1646. Estimate: $175-$250.

26.43 grams. Bold full date and full PHILIPPVS IIII, choice full in-

19a; CT-474. 26.93 grams. Crude, thick flan with full but doubled shield

777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1634T, rare, first coin collected by Emilio Paoletti, ex-Burzio, ex-Martini, ex-Janson,

with copy #1 of Paoletti’s book 8 Reales Cobs of Potosí (3rd ed., 2016). S-P26; KM-19a; CT-476. 26.80 grams. It is easy to see why this

coin inspired Emilio not just to collect but to become an authority on Potosí cob 8 reales, for it bears a beautiful full shield with bold P-T and denomination 8 while the cross is mostly flat and double-struck, yet with clear bottom half of all four digits of the date visible, all lightly toned in AVF grade. In short, it is a very significant coin not for its rarity or quality but for how its intriguing allure as a cob sparked the interest of one of the most important Potosí cob scholars of all time. This coin was the beginning of an opus that, decades later, culminated in Paoletti’s latest edition of the 8 Reales Cobs of Potosí, his final work in this field. Interestingly, were it not for the fact that we are offering this piece along with his book, the sentimental pedigree of being the first cob he collected might have been lost forever, since this piece is not even plated in his book as being such. And the sentimentality goes back further, for this coin passed through the hands of three other famous numismatists before it reached and inspired Sr. Paoletti. We predict that the next hands to hold this coin in ownership will be of the next great Potosí scholar, who will respect and appreciate its pedigree and significance and continue the pursuit and dissemination of numismatic knowledge. We are honored to play a part in passing the torch. Pedigreed to the Humberto Burzio, Siro de Martini, Carlos Janson and Emilio Paoletti collections, accompanied by hardbound copy #1 of Paoletti’s book 8 Reales Cobs of Potosí (3rd ed., 2016) and signed by him on the first page where the number 001 appears. Estimate: $500-up.

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778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)634T, rare, debased and

underweight. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-476. 18.34 grams. This is a fascinating

piece, as it is choice in many ways (full shield and cross, bold date and assayer, VF+ with spotty toning), yet at about 18-1/3 grams it is so underweight (without any clipping or corrosion to account for it) that the only explanation is that this coin was a fraud in its time, in fact exactly the type of coin that was supposed to be recalled and melted in 1649-52. Estimate: $300-$450.

781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)36TR, rare. S-P27; KM-

19a; CT-unl. 27.38 grams. Weak

but full and clear P-TR and most of 36 of date, full shield and cross, Fine with flat spots, toned fields, holed at bottom of obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1(6)36, assayer not visible

(T or TR), rare. KM-19a. 26.86 grams. Toned Fine with attractively smooth surfaces, full shield and cross, weak but full and certain 36 of date. Estimate: $200-$300.

779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1635T, rare. S-P26; KM-19a; CT-477. 26.46 grams. Good full shield and cross but peripheries typically crude, with full assayer and nearly full 635 of date, Fine+ with spotty toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1638TR, rare. S-P27; KM-19a;

CT-481. 27.46 grams. Very bold full date (quite rare thus) and assayer and denomination, full shield and nearly full cross, Fine with flat spots, toned all over, typically chunky flan. Estimate: $250-$375.

780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)36T, rare. S-P26; KM19a; CT-479. 26.10 grams. Very

bold P-T and 36 of date, full shield and cross, Fine with slightly crude surfaces, toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (163)9TR, rare. S-P27; KM-19a;

CT-482. 27.56 grams. Very

bold full P•TR•, nearly full shield and cross (the latter doubled), clear tail of 9 of date, AVF with decent toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

785. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (late

1630s). S-P27; KM-19a. 27.09 grams. Bold full •P•TR•, full but offcenter cross, most of shield, deeply toned Fine, smallish (thick) flan. Estimate: $175-$250.

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786. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer FR (early 1640s). S-P28; KM-19a. 27.20 grams. Bold full P-FR, partial date

(1)64(?), nearly full shield and cross (the latter off-center), attractively toned VF with flat areas and slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $175-$250.

789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1644, assayer not visible, late-style lions, rare. KM-19a. 25.16 grams. Unlike the previous two

lots of the same date (of which all four digits are full on this coin), the lions in the quadrants of the cross are of the “furry” type that began in this year and alternated with the earlier design at least through 1646. The present coin bears a nearly full shield and cross, AVF with some luster, but very crude in the peripheries, including a natural interior crack. Estimate: $350-$500.

787. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)44FR, rare. S-P28; KM-19a.

25.52 grams. Very bold full 44 of date (quite rare thus) and full (small) FR assayer, also full shield (slightly doubled) and cross, lustrous and high grade (XF) but flat in places. Note: In our previous description for this piece (Auction #13) we called the assayer TR, because it is much smaller than the usual FR, but there is clearly a serif to the right (but not the left) and it is a match with the even-clearer FR in the next lot (#788) in the current auction. It is quite possible that what we are seeing here is neither TR nor FR but actually plain R punched over something else! Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1168. Estimate: $400-$600.

790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1645T. S-P30; KM-19a; CT-492.

27.32 grams. Choice specimen with bold full date and mintmark-assayer, shield and cross-and-tressure, VF with toned fields. Note the lions are of the earlier type (not “furry”). Estimate: $300-$450.

791. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1645TR. S-P29a; KM-19a; CTunl. 27.05 grams. Bold 164 of date but last digit only partial, confirmed

by later, “furry” lions in the full cross, nearly full shield with clear TR, crude Fine with flat areas, no toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

788. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)644FR, rare. S-P28; KM-19a.

25.38 grams. Full and very sharp •P•FR (actually looks like plain R over

something else) and nice full shield, full 44 of date and good full cross, attractively toned AXF with hints of luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

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792. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer Z, with

crowned-L countermark on cross.

S-P34; KM-19a. 29.05 grams.

Curiously OVERweight, with weak but certain assayer, choice full countermark, full but mostly flat shield and cross on an uneven flan with small edge-split, nicely toned Fine, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

795. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, crown-alone coun-

termark (rare variety) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 26.83 grams.

Broad flan with full but somewhat weak shield and cross, much legend (and crown) but date rather flat, full P-O and 8-O, the countermark nearly full (Ullian Type C), lightly toned VF with dark spots (scarce as non-salvage) and edge-split. Estimate: $350-$500.

793. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O, crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 26.87 grams. Broad flan

with choice full shield and cross, bold full •P•O• and •8•, very scarce as non-salvage XF with luster (particularly inside the countermark), typical edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

796. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 165(1)O, modern 5, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 25.04 grams. Non-toned AVF but with much flatness, the crown full and

well-detailed and the countermark nearly full, some doubling, scarce as non-salvage (inexplicably underweight). Estimate: $350-$500.

794. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned•F• (two dots) countermark on shield, from the Capitana

(1654), ex-von Schuckmann. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 27.01 grams. Superb full shield and cross-and-tressure enhanced by dark toning on fields (magnificent contrast), especially in the countermark (full), also with much legend including date and king’s ordinal, corrosionfree VF, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, with original lot-tag #3051), and from the Capitana (1654), Ponterio auction of April 1999, lot #188. Estimate: $400-$600.

797. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, Latin 5, crownedL countermark on cross, from the Capitana (1654), ex-von Schuckmann. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-510. 23.76 grams. Broad-flan Fine+ with weak areas and edge-splits but full countermark and date and king’s name and ordinal, the cross and shield also full but very slightly doubled, contrasting toning on fields, desirable pedigree. From the Capitana (1654), pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, with original lot-tag #3052) and to the “La Capitana” auction (Ponterio, April 1999, lot #146). Estimate: $350-$500.

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801. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd 798. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, modern 5, with period). S-P6; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.50 grams. Very broad flan with crown-alone (common variety) countermark on shield, from the Maravillas (1656), ex-von Schuckmann. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-

All important details full (date, mintmark, assayer, countermark, shield, cross) but weak in places and low in contrast, but no worse than VF and lacking corrosion, also desirable pedigree. From the Maravillas (1656), and pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance, December 2001, with original lot-tag #3053). Estimate: $300-$450.

511. 26.66 grams.

full crown and much legend, bold P-B (the B probably modified from an L), full but weaker shield and cross, Fine+ with uneven toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

802. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.65 grams. XF with traces of luster,

black spots in crevices, nice full shield and cross, much legend. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #556). Estimate: $200-$300.

799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period, “Lima Style”). S-P4; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.45 grams. Rare first issue of assayer B (the B modified from an L) with characteristic borders of tight, tiny dots, well-detailed full shield and crown, full but weaker cross, much legend, XF with traces of luster but patchy toning and minor surface corrosion in spots. Estimate: $250-$375.

803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erasure, very rare.

S-P5; KM-4.2; CT-307 (under La Plata). 13.41 grams.

Bold full P-erasure-C, well-detailed full shield and cross, full crown and most of legend, VF with contrasting toning, small hole at top of cross. Estimate: $400-$600.

800. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer L to left (1st period, “Lima style”). S-P3; KM-4.2; CT-322 (under Lima). 13.04

grams. Broad, round flan with bold legends (especially the comma separators and ISPANIARVM lacking the first letter H), bold assayer, full shield, full cross with “flat” lions, lightly polished AVF with toning on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #551). Estimate: $400-$600.

804. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (early

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3rd period). S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.13 grams. Toned AVF with nice full shield and cross, full P-B, some legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

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809. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period).

S-P12; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.56 grams.

Choice full cross-

805. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd lions-castles, full shield and crown and P-B, VF with very attractive period). S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.71 grams. Bold full cross-lionscastles and shield, full P-B and most of crown, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

old toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

810. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th

806. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P12; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.45 grams. Broad flan with choice period). S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.79 grams. Nice XF with choice

full shield and cross-lions-castles, bold mintmark but B a little weak, attractively toned with minor verdigris. Estimate: $200-$300.

full shield and crown, bold assayer and denomination, full but slightly doubled cross-and-tressure, much legend, nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $200-$300.

807. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 811. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. S-P13; period, late style). S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.56 grams. Full but

partially weak cross and shield due to uneven flan, nearly full crown and much bold legend with comma separators, full denomination, weak assayer, lightly toned VF with traces of luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

808. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11; KM-4.2; CT-346. 13.26 grams. XF/AU with luster, superb full shield and

cross, bold full P-A and denomination, tiny edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-4.2; CT-347. 13.36 grams. Very bold full shield and cross-lions-castles, full assayer and denomination, AVF with deep, old toning on fields (great contrast). Estimate: $250-$375.

812. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period). S-P14; KM-unl; CT-Type 229. 13.49 grams. Lustrous, non-toned AU with light surface porosity, full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled) and clear P-B but minimal peripheral detail. Estimate: $150-$225.

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813. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 817. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)619T, rare. S-P21; KM-9; period), border of x’s on reverse only. S-P14; KM-unl; CT-Type 229.

13.47 grams. Choice bold shield and cross, bold full P-B, VF+ with great

contrast from deeply toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

Clear bottom half of 619 date outside nice full cross, good full shield with bold PxT, attractively toned AVF. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-unl. 13.46 grams.

814. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 818. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1620T, rare. S-P21; KM-9; CT-

period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-4.3; CT-Type 229. 13.03 grams. Choice full shield, full but doubled cross, bold mintmark and denomination but B a bit weak, lightly toned AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

248. 13.12 grams. Bold zo (20) of date outside full but doubled cross, good full shield with clear P+T, attractively toned Fine+. Estimate: $250-$375.

815. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL 819. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (162)7T, rare, ex-Panama

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. Curved-leg R Full but slightly doubled shield and cross, VF with some toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

hoard.

S-P24; KM-17a; CT-unl. 13.45 grams. Date not 100% (just the tail of a 7 visible, with pre-1628 lions) in the crude periphery but the shield and cross (slightly off-center) full and nice, VF or better, loaded with orange sediment all over. From the 1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $175-$250.

816. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)618T, quadrants of cross

transposed. S-P21; KM-9; CT-247. 13.70 grams. Nearly full 618 of date,

good full cross, bold assayer, full but crude shield, Fine+ with patchy toning, rare as non-salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

820. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)28P, very rare, ex-

Panama hoard. S-P25; KM-17a; CT-unl. 12.66 grams. Odd-shaped and

underweight flan (as made) with full but partially flat shield and cross, clear bottom half of 28 of date and clear (curved) right-side of assayer (first specimen we have seen), Fine with orange sediment on fields. From the 1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $200-$300.

821. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)38TR, very rare. S-P27; KM-17a; CT-724. 13.88 grams. Very bold 38 of date (first specimen we have seen), nearly full shield and full but slightly doubled cross, bold denomination and king’s ordinal IIII, clear assayer, deeply toned AVF with crude old hole at bottom of cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

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822. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 826. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q/C,

period). S-P10; KM-3.2; CT-509. 7.07 grams. Choice bold shield and cross (both slightly doubled), bold full crown and P-B and denomination, VF with toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

rare. S-P17; KM-8; CT-unl. 6.82 grams. Choice full cross and shield with

nice toning all over, bold Q assayer with clear C inside it, VF. Estimate: $175-$250.

827. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1622, assayer not visible 823. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A/B. (T or P), very rare. KM-14. 6.53 grams. Clear bottom of 6zz (622) of S-P11; KM-3.2; CT-unl. 6.30 grams. Choice full shield with full but messy

over-assayer (scarce) below mintmark, nice full cross-lions-castles with old marks in top-left quadrant, lightly toned VF with slightly crude peripheries. Estimate: $150-$225.

date, bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend and denomination Z, nearly full cross and shield, deeply toned About Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

828. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1622T, quadrants of cross 824. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer B, rare

with king’s ordinal III visible.

S-P14a; KM-8; CT-352. 6.51 grams.

Slightly crude About Fine with full shield and cross and P-B, darkly toned on fields, but most important feature is the clear king’s ordinal in legend. Estimate: $125-$200.

transposed, very rare. S-P21a; KM-unl; CT-876a. 6.69 grams. Nice full

shield and cross, bold assayer (particularly rare thus), clear date in larger digits than previous lot, attractively toned Fine+. Estimate: $300-$450.

829. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1633(T), rare. S-P26; KM-14a; CT-883. 6.36 grams. Bold 163 and clear final 3 of date, full but partially 825. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare.

S-P16; KM-8; CT-unl. 7.00 grams. Bold full assayer, full but partially weak shield and cross (the latter slightly off-center), Fine with deep but uneven toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

flat shield and cross due to uneven flan, nicely toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

830. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales,

1638TR, rare. S-P27; KM-14a; CT-unl. 6.57 grams.

Typically crude (and a bit crusty) with uneven peripheries but with bold 63 and most of final 8 of date, toned, low-contrast Fine. Estimate: $150-$225.

831. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1638(TR), rare. S-P27; KM-14a;

Bold date (slightly doubled), most of cross and shield, Fine+ with toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-unl. 7.10 grams.

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Session II 832. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1641FR, upper half of shield transposed, very rare.

S-P28; KM-14a; CT-unl. 7.38 grams. Full date (only the second specimen we have ever seen) outside full but off-center cross, nice full shield with bold error, clear right side of assayer, Fine+ with toned fields, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

833. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1646P/T, struck with 1R cross-side die, extremely rare, Dym Plate Coin. Janson-15.26.6; S-P33; KM-14a. 4.51 grams. With very bold and full date and P-P (and fairly clear P/T), this is the original discovery piece for proving the activity

of assayer P (Peralta) in 1646-7, as it was featured in an article by Kurt Dym 23 years ago, and only a small handful of P specimens in other denominations have come to light since then (note that description for the 1R specimen in our Auction #10 mistakenly refers to this Dym specimen as a 1R). It is a very distinctive coin, oddly shaped and with “in between” weight (possibly due to copper content, which is why most of the assayer-P coins ended up being recalled and melted), also with reverse struck from a 1R die (hence the clear date), choice full shield and cross and lovely rich toning, VF for grade, with minor edge-split. A very important small cob that will surely end up in another sophisticated collection now. Plate Coin in the article “Los Ensayadores de la Ceca de Potosí al Tiempo del Gran Engano, 1645-1648,” by Kurt Dym in issue #87 of Cuadernos numismática (1993). Estimate: $1,000-up.

834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1650O, crude Royal(?), extremely rare. S-P35; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.62 grams. Broad flan with full inner details and lots of bold legend including date and king’s ordinal IIII, yet not perfectly round and flat like a true Royal should be (albeit with nothing to compare it with in this period and denomination), toned AVF with traces of partially removed gilding, holed at bottom of cross. Estimate: $500-up.

835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.37 grams. Choice full crown and shield

and cross, bold assayer (oversized), “flat” lions, toned VF. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

836. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer M/C, very rare. S-P18; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.33 grams. Bold full P•M and faint C up against the full but doubled shield, choice full cross, lightly toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Session II 837. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (16)17M, rare. S-P19; KM-7; CT-465. 3.25 grams. Clear bottom half of 17 of date, bold full assayer, nice full shield and cross, VF with toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

838. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1631T, rare. S-P26; KM-12a; CT-1026. 3.39 grams. Full date (the 3 a little broken) outside off-center cross, choice full shield, VF with deeply toned fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

839. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1638TR, very

rare. S-P27; KM-12a; CT-1032. 2.64 grams. Very full and bold

date on off-center reverse, clear assayer, bold full shield, nicely toned AVF. Only the second specimen we have seen, presumably unique with such a bold date. Estimate: $500-$750.

840. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1

real, 1651O, rare. S-P35; KM-12b; CT-1047. 3.34 grams. Superb full shield with bold P-O to left, choice full cross-lions-castles, bottom half of digits of date, toned VF+ with hole at top of shield / bottom of cross (180-degree axis alignment). Estimate: $150-$225.

841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E, extremely rare. S-P36; KM-12b; CT-unl. 3.52 grams. Good full cross with full 165 of date and bottom-left point of 2 of date (first specimen we have seen since 2005), off-center shield with clear P-E to left, toned AVF with small hole in one of two big flat areas, part of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $250-up.

842. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer M (large) 843. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer M (small) below monogram, mintmark P to left, rare. S-P2; KM-2.2; CT-unl.

1.69 grams. Broad flan with bold full M below choice full monogram,

full but slightly doubled cross, deeply toned XF. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, lot #1052. Estimate: $250-$375.

below monogram, mintmark P to left, rare, ex-Bir. S-P2; KM-2.2; CT-unl. 1.53 grams. Broad flan with bold legends but weak inner details

(net AVF), good full crown and bold M (cruder, non-standard style, evidently made after the official punch was broken or lost). Pedigreed the Mark Bir collection (our Auction #7, lot #1051). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session II 844. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B/L below monogram (1st period), mintmark P to left. S-P4; KM-2.2;

CT-Type 430. 1.65 grams. Very broad flan with full legends, bold B/L, good full monogram and cross (the latter slightly doubled), toned VF, scarce. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, lot #1053. Estimate: $125-$200.

845. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip

II, assayer B/C below monogram, backwards B to right (2nd period), mintmark P to left, rare. S-P6; KM-unl; CT-704 (under Lima).

1.60 grams. Very broad flan with full crown and

much bold legend, full but weaker interiors, an important variety missing in Sellschopp (identical to #142 but with B added to right of monogram), nicely toned AVF. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, lot #764. Estimate: $250-$375.

846. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer R

(straight leg) below mintmark P to left of monogram. S-P15;

KM-6.1; CT-Type 166. 1.74 grams. Choice XF with bold full monogram and cross, bold P-R, smallish flan, attractively toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, lot #768. Estimate: $150-$225.

847. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, crossed-

monogram design (1652), king’s ordinal IIII visible in cross-side legend. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 0.96 gram. Deeply

toned VF+ with full monogram/cross and cross, the former with four dots and king’s ordinal IIII in cross-side legend, which the new Mastalir reference shows identifies as being from the 1652 transition as opposed to 1656 (the latter having the king’s name and ordinal on the monogram side instead). Pedigreed to our Auction #12, lot #1156. Estimate: $200-$300.

848. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R 849. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer B to left (Rincón) to right, mintmark P to left, rare. S-P1; KM-A0001; CT-764 (under Lima). 0.76 gram. Nicely toned VF with all details full (including

legends), one of the best we have seen except for a hole at top of lion side / bottom of castle side. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

of castle (5th period), mintmark P to right, borders of x’s, rare. S-P14; KM-unl; CT-unl. 0.75 gram. Bold full B-castle-P with partial crown and part of king’s name in legend, full but doubled lion with nearly full crown above, AVF with crude peripheries. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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850. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip III, no assayer,

shield around castle, large lion without shield (ca. 1620), rare. 0.81 gram. Deeply toned Fine with clear castle and lion despite uneven strike, small hole in flat area. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

851. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip III, no assayer,

shield around castle, small lion without shield (ca. 1620), rare. 0.99 gram. Bold full castle-in-shield, full lion without shield, much legend and bold borders of dots, VF with toned fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

852. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip IV, no assayer, very rare. 0.46 gram.

Small and unassuming (also somewhat corroded), this is a very important coin in that it shows a tiny lion without shield and a large checkerboard-style castle in shield (both off-center) matching punches that were not created until well into the 1620s, thereby placing this coin within the Philip IV type, which was totally unknown and unexpected in this denomination until this coin came along. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1652 Transitionals The Roberto Mastalir Collection of 1652 Transitionals

We are honored to offer here Part I of the Roberto Mastalir collection of Potosí 1652 Transitional cobs. Roberto’s cob collection began with a chance encounter in 1983 with a Potosí cob (dated, appropriately enough, 1683), sparking a liquidation of a 35-year philatelic collection and an ongoing love affair with cobs. While running his family’s hotel business in Ecuador, Roberto found that cobs were readily available in his area but poorly understood and greatly underappreciated. He took full advantage of these facts and steadily built his cob collection, at first just Potosí but then Lima as well. He also collected more modern coins (both colonial and Republic) of the various South American countries and put together a library of reference books. Resorting to US coin dealers and auction houses when the local cob supply dried up throughout the 1990s, Roberto became a loyal and savvy Sedwick client and friend. The discovery and salvage of important cob-bearing shipwrecks off the coast of Ecuador in the late 1990s was a boon for Roberto and steered him into a rich area of research that is now his specialty: the debased and countermarked Potosí cobs of the 1640s and the transitional issues of 1652. Selling his hotel and tourism operation in 2009 opened the door for an ideal “numismatically oriented retirement” (in his words). The culmination of Roberto’s numismatic work has come in the form of the publication of a multi-volume series entitled The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653, the first two volumes of which we published in 2015 (1652 Transitional 8 Reales, now out of print) and 2016 (1652 Transitional Minors). The coins we are presenting in this auction are all of Roberto’s 1652 Transitional 8 reales, pictured and attributed in great detail in his first volume. Please note that other coins pictured in Mastalir’s book are not part of his collection. Any bidders who do not already have Mastalir’s first volume are highly encouraged to purchase a copy now, and we have made a special reprinting for that purpose (see ads throughout this catalog). The second part of Mastalir’s 1652 Transitionals collection—all the minors—will be presented in our Auction #21 in May 2017, so we recommend buying his second volume now while it is still available! It goes without saying that there has never been such a large single offering of 1652 Transitional 8 reales as this before. Each and every coin is a different variety, and while most are salvaged, all of them show enough detail to be attributed. Many are unique; the opportunity is likewise unique and will never be repeated. Offered here without reserve, each coin is ready for a new home now, with Roberto’s best wishes and happy memories of years-long research.

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Session II 853. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652E) transitional Type I, very rare, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.1; CT-unl. 22.88

grams. Choice full crown above pillars with clear F-8-IIII and motto above

waves, full but doubled shield with bold A-P-8 to left, hence the rare first Type very clear despite moderate corrosion and some loss on edge, nicely toned Fine otherwise. Mastalir notes that this is one of only five known examples of “die 1” for this Type. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #I-A(1)5 in his book (page 52), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

854. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type

I, very rare. S-P37; KM-A20.1; CT-unl. 22.30 grams. Very broad flan with some legend (including full PHILIPPVS IIII), most of shield (double) with bold O-E-52 to right, full but weaker pillars-and-waves with moderate corrosion as from unspecified salvage, VF otherwise, toned. One of only three known examples of “die 2” of this Type, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #I-A(2)2 in his book (page 53). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

855. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type II, extremely rare, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.2; CT-unl.

20.10 grams. Choice full details all over despite moderate surface corrosion

(VF details) and edge-crack, nicely toned, notorious Type with blank in center above waves. One of only two known examples of “die 2” of this Type, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #II-A(1)3 in his book (page 61), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Session II 856. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type III, rare, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.3; CT-unl. 23.00

grams. Round but corroded flan (Fine details) with full pillars showing F-8-IIII above and E-•-E below motto, full but off-center shield with bold 8 to left, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.a-A(2)5 in his book (page 68), from the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

857. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type III, rare, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.3; CT-unl. 25.67 grams.

Broad, solid flan with full interior details and most of legends (including 4-digit date) but all double-struck and with corrosion on edge, otherwise AVF and nicely toned. What is interesting about this die variety is that the O-E above 52 to right of shield is punched over N-8. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.b-A.y(1)1 in his book (page 72), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #151-12c1103. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

858. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 859. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type III, rare, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.3; CT-unl. 15.56

grams. Bold full interior details and much legend (including full date

and king’s ordinal IIII) despite corrosive thinning and wear, toned Fine, with curious O/N and E/8 to right of shield. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #III.b-A.y(1)2 in his book (page 72), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #pat-633. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 26.47 grams.

Solid and uncorroded but with flat peripheries (with small edge-splits) and pre-salvage scratches, the pillars-and-waves and shield particularly bold due to contrasting toning, Fine overall. This die variety is notable for having T/V in TRA of motto. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.aa(1)2 in his book (page 84), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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860. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 863. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, from the Capitana (1654), ex-McClung. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-

Moderately corroded but with good full crown and pillars with clear “8 over 8” (the lower 8 actually appearing twice, once in the waves, due to doubling), bold full shield, Fine details, nicely toned. This is Mastalir’s “die aa(2)” for this Type, one of just two known. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.aa(2)2 in his book (page 297), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection (our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #392), with Herman Moro certificate countersigned by McClung. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

432. 21.00 grams.

IV, from the Maravillas (1656). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 19.90 grams. Thin from corrosion but with nice interior details, the pillars

and shield especially bold, AVF with attractive toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(1)1 in his book (page 87), from the Maravillas (1656), with generic certificate, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1998, lot #1469. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

864. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(52)E transitional Type

IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 18.77 grams.

861. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(52)E transitional Type Choice full pillars-and-waves with bold F-8-IIII, PLV-SVL-TRA and IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 23.48 grams.

Solid and attractively toned VF with areas of corrosion and doubling, one pillar especially bold and full, nice but off-center full crown-andshield. According to Mastalir, this is the only specimen known with this combination of die-varieties. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.aa(5)1 in his book (page 84), from the Capitana (1654), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

862. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 19.42 grams.

Full 4-digit date in legend (appearing twice due to doubling) on offcenter pillars side, bold full shield with much legend on that side too, toned Fine with surface corrosion all over. Unique die variety with two dots above lower 8 but no dots above the E’s. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ab(1)1 in his book (page 85), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

E-8-E, full but slightly doubled shield with bold king’s ordinal IIII, toned AVF but with light to moderate corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(5)3 in his book (page 90), from the Capitana (1654), with photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #2, with original lot-tag #67. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

865. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type

IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 22.13 grams.

Bold full pillars (and crown above) with full F-8-IIII, PLV-SVL-TRA and E-8-E, full crowned shield with bold O-E-52 to right but with much corrosion on that side, AVF details, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(11)4 in his book (page 94), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #pat3200. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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866. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 869. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 25.44 grams.

Solid and uncorroded but with marks from salvage, bold date in legend and 52 to right of full shield, bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, toned AVF. One of only two specimens known of this die variety (with E• and •E above waves), according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ae(2)1 in his book (page 96), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 25.99 grams.

Broad, solid flan with minimal corrosion and bold full inner details, particularly the shield and the F and IIII at top of pillars, most of date in legend, nicely toned VF. One of only three known of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.bb2(1)2 in his book (page 99), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

867. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type 870. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 24.62 grams.

Solid and not visibly corroded, with full but doubled inner details, clear date in legend and to right of shield. Rare die variety (only three known), according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.bb1(2)1 in his book (page 97), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2001, with original lot-tag #1638. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

IV, ex-”High Andes.” S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 26.74 grams. Full but doubled pillars-and-waves, off-center full shield with full king’s name and ordinal in legend, parts of edge crude (as made), nice Fine overall with toning around details. Unique die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ca(1)1 in his book (page 100), pedigreed to the “High Andes collection” (UBS auction of March 2007, lot #75). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

868. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type

IV, from the Capitana (1656). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 23.70 grams.

Full pillars with particularly bold IIII at upper right and E at bottom left, also most of crown, the shield full but doubled, with bold “A-8” to left (the P missing due to doubling), Fine+ with light corrosion and toning, edge-split. Same die variety as previous lot (one of only three known, according to Mastalir). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.bb1(2)2 in his book (page 97), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2005, with original lot-tag #776. Estimate: $500-$750.

871. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, from the Capitana (1654), ex-Ponterio.

S-P37; KM-A20.4;

Broad flan with full date in legend, full interior details (shield side off-center), toned Fine+ with light surface corrosion and edge-crack. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A. da1(4)1 in his book (page 105), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2002, with original lot-tag #1135, and to the original “La Capitana” auction (Ponterio, April 1999, lot 252). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

CT-432. 22.63 grams.

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872. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type 875. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.30 grams.

Small and thin from corrosion but with bold VF details all over, the crown above the pillars especially choice, also nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.db(2)4 in his book (page 108), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

V, from the Capitana (1654), ex-von Schuckmann. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 24.17 grams. Broad flan with bold details despite light

surface corrosion (nicely toned), including full crown above F-8-IIII, clear E-52-E, very bold A-P-8 and O-E-52 flanking shield, minor edgesplits, choice VF with flat areas. According to Mastalir, this is one of only two examples known of “die 2.” Desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.a-A.aa(2)1 in his book (page 130), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, with original lot-tag and photo-card #3060. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

873. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type

IV. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 24.68 grams. Solid flan with bold inner details despite some surface corrosion and small lacuna (as made), toned VF otherwise. One of only two known specimens of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ed(1)2 in his book (page 112), and pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio auction of November 2012, with original lot-tag #10073. Estimate: $500-$750.

876. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 20.23 grams.

Corroded (VF details) but with full date in legend, bold F-8-IIII, A-P-8 and O-E (the 52 not visible), double-struck and toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.dc(2)1 in his book (page 134), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #pat-1001. Estimate: $500-$750.

874. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type

IV, from the Maravillas (1656). S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 25.78 grams. Totally unique die variety with P instead of F at upper left, on a solid flan with full pillars detail (nice crown) but off-center and lightly corroded shield, toned VF+. Mastalir devoted an entire page in his book to show the P on this coin and its importance. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.2-A.ed(1)1 in his book (page 117), from the Maravillas (1656), with Sedwick certificate from 2000. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

877. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 19.74 grams.

Broad flan with choice full crown above pillars-and-waves, another choice full crown above doubled shield, parts of all three dates (much legend), deeply toned but moderately corroded all over (AXF otherwise). This is one of just two known of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.de(1)1 in his book (page 135), from the Capitana (1654), with Sedwick certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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878. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

V (very rare variety), from the Maravillas (1656). S-P37; KMA20.5; CT-unl. 18.83 grams. Broad

flan with nearly full (XF) details but moderately to heavily corroded, bold pillars with two bold dates on that side, patchy toning. Mastalir singled out this coin as being first a rare subtype with motto as PLVS-VL-TRA and then also a unique die variety. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.2-A.af(1)1 in his book (page 138), from the Maravillas (1656), with original Humphreys tag and certificate #91-8R-0018, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with original lot-tag #256. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

879. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

V (very rare variety), Plate Coin in CT. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl.

26.54 grams. Uneven “fat barrel” shape with weak centers and parts of

edge crude (otherwise AXF) but with bold full date and king’s name and ordinal in legend, choice full crown above pillars, nicely toned. This coin stands alone in the Mastalir treatise as a unique subtype (not just die variety) with P instead of F at top left. Also note the shipwreck source stated in Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.4-A.ac(1)1 in his book (page 140), and pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #602, also Plate Coin #432 on page 320 of Calicó’s Numismática española (2008). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

880. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

VII, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 20.70 grams. Nice round flan with light to moderate corrosion all over, full

4-digit date in legend, choice crown above one full pillar, king’s name and ordinal bold outside doubled shield, lightly toned VF overall. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.aa(1)1 in his book (page 155), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

881. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

VII, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 23.79 grams. Bold but doubled full pillars-and-waves and shield, parts of

all three dates, VF with moderate corrosion near edge only, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.a-A.aa(2)4 in his book (page 157), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #abf43, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, lot #237. Estimate: $500-$750.

882. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII, from the Maravillas (1656).

S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 25.73 grams. Very solid flan with light surface corrosion only (AXF details),

full interiors but the shield slightly off-center, nicely toned all over, with parts of all three dates visible. In addition to being an excellent example of this subtype, this coin is also one of the best we have seen from this wreck. Note what appears to be a bold H at top is actually HP in monogram. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A. aa(4)1 in his book (page 159), from the Maravillas (1656), and pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #379, and to our Auction #3, with original lot-tag #137. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

883. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

VII, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 23.45 grams.

Broad and solid flan with bold full pillars-and-waves, off-center shield, full date in legend, VF+ details with light surface corrosion and contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A. aa(4)3 in his book (page 159), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #545. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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884. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 887. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 16.20 grams.

Despite being thin and worn from corrosion, this specimen has a very clear and bold pillars side with two full dates and lovely crown above HP, the shield side off-center and slightly doubled but also clear, deeply toned AVF overall, with edge-split. As one of only two examples known of this die variety, according to Mastalir, this coin bears two different styles of lion (one in each quadrant). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.a-A.aa(5)2 in his book (page 160), from the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $500-$750.

VIII/A, rare, from the Maravillas (1656). S-P37; KM-A20.8; CT-433.

26.85 grams. Broad flan with bold full shield, full but doubled date in

legend plus parts of both the other dates and bold 1-(PH)-6 at top, Fine+ with toning and old marks and some flatness, minimal surface corrosion. This is the final pillars design (which continued after the transition) married with an early shield design, a rare combination. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.a-A(1)4 in his book (page 167), from the Maravillas (1656), with Humphreys certificate #91-8R-1402. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

885. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 888. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII.

S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 26.69 grams. Solid flan but with crude details due to doubling, Fine+ with dark toning, still with parts of three dates and full king’s ordinal IIII visible. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.aa(6)3 in his book (page 161). Estimate: $500-$750.

V/B, rare. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 26.00 grams. AVF with dark toning

over 90% of surfaces (the rest lightly corroded as from unspecified salvage), full but off-center pillars with two dates on that side (the legend date at 9 o’clock due to doubling), full but doubled cross. This muling with Type V is placed after the Type A “reverse” because it is believed the new cross design was not created until after Type VII. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-B.de.x(1)2 in his book (page 186). Estimate: $500-$750.

886. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type

VII (very rare variety), from the Capitana (1654). S-P37; KMA20.7; CT-unl. 22.15 grams. Broad, somewhat oval flan with much legend

but also flatness, light to moderate surface corrosion, Fine+ overall, with parts of all three dates and bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend. Mastalir notes this is a rare subtype (in terms of dot placement within the pillars) and unique die variety. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.a-A.ab(1)1 in his book (page 162), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2002, with original lot-tag #1138. Estimate: $500-$750.

889. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII/B, rare, from the Capitana (1654).

S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl.

24.06 grams. Choice full details on both sides despite light surface cor-

rosion, nicely toned AXF overall, with all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, also full king’s name and ordinal. This is a rare subtype and one of only two known of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.a-B.aa.x(2)1 in his book (page 178), from the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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890. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type 893. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional VII/B, rare, from the Capitana (1654).

S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl.

22.58 grams. Small diameter but thick (and slightly concave), with

nice full pillars and cross, parts of all three dates, toned XF with flat peripheries and minimal surface corrosion. This coin and the previous lot represent all the known specimens of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.a-B.aa.x(2)2 in his book (page 178), from the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $500-$750.

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, two-digit date (very rare variety), from the Capitana (1654), ex-McClung.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 20.39 grams. Small, thick flan due to edge corrosion

(overall VF, with toned fields) but with very bold full pillars-and-waves and full cross with two-digit date 52 below, a unique variety that was suspected by Mastalir but not confirmed until this coin showed up just before publication of his book (hence its placement in the appendix). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.a-B.ba.v(2)1 in his book (page 305), from the Capitana (1654), and pedigreed to the Rob McClung collection (our Auction #15, lot #514). Estimate: $500-$750.

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 26.41 grams. Very solid flan with

minimal surface corrosion, VF with toned fields, full cross and full but off-center pillars-and-waves, two dates and bold 1-PH-6 at top. While Mastalir notes minor die varieties, this is effectively what we consider “post-transitional.” Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.aa.x(5)2 in his book (page 208), from the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $350-$500.

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, Royal dies (rare).

Thin from corrosion (unspecified salvage) but with full inner details on both sides (AVF with central weakness), parts of all three dates, nicely toned. Despite the corrosion and uneven strike on this coin, Mastalir’s meticulous research proves that this coin is in fact a die match with Lázaro 131 and is from a subtype that counts among its members four different Royals. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ba.x1(3)2 in his book (page 226). Estimate: $300-$450.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 19.64 grams.

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, with unidentified countermark “8” on each side. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 23.73 grams.

This is a mysterious coin, as it was originally broader but rounded and countermarked long ago by some unknown authority, the countermarks bold but the host no better than Fine and with peripheral hole, with clear date below cross and bold full 1652 in legend, toned fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.a-B.aa.x(ND)2 in his book (page 212), and pedigreed to the Cayón auction of June 2010 (lot #5196). Estimate: $350-$500.

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, unique subtype.

Broad flan with bold VF+ details on both sides (also nice toning) despite localized surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage, with all three dates full and bold, choice but slightly doubled pillars. Mastalir highlights this coin is being a unique subtype with inverted A for V in SVL and inverted V for A in TRA in motto. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ca.x(3)1 in his book (page 230). Estimate: $300-$450. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 21.75 grams.

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

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

flan with no corrosion but some flatness, minor doubling, Fine+ details, parts of three dates, toned in crevices. Another unique subtype (placement of dots) identified by Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.cb.x(1)1 in his book (page 231), from the Capitana (1654), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Broad, somewhat uneven flan with flat spots and very light surface corrosion yet still full weight (unspecified salvage), central details full plus third date in legend, overall AVF with toning all over. While Mastalir tracks die varieties, we consider this Type “posttransitional.” Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B. ea.x(1)6 in his book (page 236). Estimate: $400-$600.

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, unique subtype, from the Capitana (1654). S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 26.15 grams. Solid

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

434. 27.43 grams.

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434.

21.89 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and good full cross-lions-castles

despite light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage, VF+ with light, uneven toning, parts of all three dates. Mastalir identifies this coin as a unique subtype based on dot variety. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ga.x(1)1 in his book (page 237). Estimate: $250-$375.

Pillars-and-waves

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

(transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434.

27.45 grams. Choice full cross, full but doubled pillars-and-waves with

bold 1-PH-6, three dates, VF with toned fields, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $600-$900.

900. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, 1-PH-6 at top. S-

P37a; KM-21; CT-435. 25.88 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves with bold 1-PH-6 (scarcer variety), deeply toned Fine with small edge-splits and minimal surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

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901. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a; 905. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1660E, ex-Huntington. Broad flan extending beyond the design at top (the edge upturned there), full but partially flat inner details, three dates and mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned Fine. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-21; CT-437. 26.81 grams.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-448. 26.32 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves (slightly

doubled), nice full cross, three bold dates, full king’s ordinal IIII, VF with attractive toning, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag #2651. Estimate: $400-$600.

902. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1655E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-439. 27.46 grams. Full but doubled and partially flat inner details, three dates

and mintmarks and assayers, toned Fine+. Estimate: $200-$300.

906. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-450. 28.20 grams. Lemon-shaped flan with one point bent, full but doubled

pillars-and-waves and cross, three dates, two mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned AVF. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #686. Estimate: $350-$500.

903. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-21. 27.56

grams. Full pillars and cross, AXF with nice toning but some weak spots, bold date in legend and both other dates clear as well. Estimate: $250-$375.

907. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT451. 27.40 grams. Rainbow-toned AVF with nice full pillars-and-waves

and cross but some weak areas (especially peripheries), two bold dates and part of third in legend, three mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $300-$450.

Consign to our Auction #21 May 2017 904. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-447.

27.95 grams. Smallish flan with full but partially weak pillars-and-waves

and cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, lightly toned Fine+. Estimate: $250-$375.

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908. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1663E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-452.

912. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E, Philip IV (rare),

toning that points to the unidentified ca.-1671 Seville harbor wreck as source, two bold mintmarks and assayers, bold second date below cross, Fine overall. Estimate: $175-$250.

21.88 grams. Smallish flan with minor corrosion at edge and areas of

26.66 grams. Broad flan with flat areas but no corrosion despite brown

909. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E.

with E/P at bottom left (unique error).

S-P37a; KM-unl; CT-unl.

dark “horn” silver (probably from the unidentified ca.-1671 Seville harbor wreck), doubled pillars, three dates, full assayer at bottom left with faint but certain P underneath, and with bottoms of PH of king’s name outside cross, the first specimen of this king for this date we have handled and only the second we have heard of. Toned Fine. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-

Bold full pillars-and-waves (slightly off-center) and cross on a broad flan, VF+ with light toning, flatness in peripheries. Estimate: $200-$300.

453. 27.13 grams.

913. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E, Charles II. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-342. 26.67 grams. Choice bold pillars, full but doubled cross,

two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, attractively toned VF with tiny edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

910. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-454. 25.32 grams. Three bold dates, full but slightly doubled pillars, full cross,

lightly toned AXF with edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

914. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-342. 27.93 grams. Good full cross with date below, full but partially flat pil-

lars with clear date in legend, three assayers, darkly toned Fine+ with large edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

911. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-455.

27.52 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves (both well centered), two dates and assayers (“666” below cross), richly toned VF with minor flat areas. Estimate: $350-$500.

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915. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-343. 919. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-347.

28.33 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, full but off-center pillarsand-waves, three dates, lightly toned VF (low contrast). Estimate: $300-$450.

27.35 grams. Uneven strike with much peripheral flatness, still with nearly full (off-center) pillars, two dates, bold king’s ordinal II, About Fine with patchy dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

916. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 920. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. 26.65 grams. Technically high grade with lustrous fields but with much

flatness and doubling (net VF), two dates, three mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $200-$300.

917. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-345. 27.45 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles, nice but off-center pillars

(one pillar full), two mintmarks and assayers, attractively toned VF+ (scarce as non-salvage). Estimate: $200-$300.

918. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-346.

26.80 grams. Three dates, including full four-digit date in legend (rare

thus), the cross and pillars full but the latter off-center, non-salvage and non-toned VF with large edge-crack. Estimate: $300-$450.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

Bold full pillars and cross with contrasting toning, two dates, Fine+ with parts of peripheries flat. Estimate: $200-$300. 348. 27.69 grams.

921. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-349.

26.87 grams. Full but partially flat pillars (slightly doubled) and cross (slightly off-center), richly toned Fine with parts of all three dates, edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

922. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-350.

26.68 grams. Full but partially flat pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled) and cross (slightly off-center), three dates, lightly toned About Fine with dark spot near edge. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

27.80 grams. Full but doubled pillars-and-waves, full cross, toned Fine+ with lots of flat spots, bold date below cross and second date in legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

927. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361.

26.77 grams. Broad flan, good full cross with bold date and king’s

name, full pillars-and-waves with full crown and clear second date, three mintmarks and assayers, AVF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

924. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354. 27.56 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-and-waves but with most details

flat, most of three dates and mintmarks and assayers in evidence, About Fine with toning around details, edge-crack. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with original lot-tag #987, and to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #906. Estimate: $200-$300.

928. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-364.

28.03 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross with lovely toning

all over, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, well-centered VF+. Estimate: $500-$750.

929. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1682V, ex-Gardini. S-P39;

925. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357.

27.16 grams. Lemon-shaped flan with three points, full but off-center

pillars and cross with two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, richly toned AVF, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-26; CT-364. 26.84 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with bold (PO)TOSI in legend, slightly off-center full cross with nice crown and clear CARO(LVS) in legend, richly toned AVF. From the Marco Gardini collection of Potosí cob 8 reales. Estimate: $350-$500.

926. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-359. 930. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1683V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-365. 25.54 grams. Nice full cross and pillars-and-waves (the latter slightly

doubled) with three clear dates, non-toned AXF with very light surface corrosion (probably from the Piedmont of 1795). Estimate: $250-$375.

26.37 grams. Broad flan with three dates, much of legend, most of cross and pillars-and-waves, attractively lightly toned VF+ with edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

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931. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1683V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-365. 27.25 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves and most of cross despite flat spots

and light surface corrosion (also some old scratches), two dates, bold king’s ordinal II, toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

932. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-366.

26.38 grams. Richly old-toned VF with choice full pillars and cross,

three bold mintmarks, two dates and assayers, minor edge-splits. Estimate: $500-$750.

933. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684V+VR, rare. 27.18 grams.

Superb large flan with 100% full interior details and full four-digit date in legend (but nothing else peripherally), three assayers (VR on pillars side, V on cross side), VF+ with nicely toned fields. Estimate: $600-$900.

934. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1686VR, ex-“Americas.”

Broad flan with good full pillars and cross but with some flat spots (especially in the periphery), two dates and assayers and mintmarks, AVF with toned fields, edge-splits, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, and to the “Americas collection” (Kagin’s, August 1983), with original lot-tag #1215. Estimate: $500-$750.

S-P40; KM-26; CT-369. 27.10 grams.

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935. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1687VR, from a

colonial-era (mid-1700s) fort site in Massachusetts.

S-P40; KM-

Choice bold VF with toned fields, full details, one of the most beautiful Royals you could hope for within the grade level but with tiny hole at top of pillars, which presents some interesting archeological observations in light of its origin, namely that holes were being put in such coins in the colonial period (as opposed to the 1800s) and not just for wearing cross-side out. A little more history from Eidel’s notes: “This cob was unearthed by a metal detector in 1988... at the site of an early colonial fort built along the banks of the Connecticut River in the Western part of Massachusetts. The fort served as protection for English Colonists in the French & Indian War. This cob is the first Royal ever to be found on the mainland of the United States.” Die match with Lázaro #221. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with hand-signed letter from Frank Sedwick from 1988. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

R26; CT-325. 26.60 grams.

936. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-372.

27.25 grams. Broad flan with much legend including full date “168787”

(repeated due to double-strike), full but weak pillars and cross, overall three dates and assayers, bold king’s name and ordinal CAROLV(S I)I, Fine+ with toning in crevices, tiny edge-nick. Pedigreed to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #961. Estimate: $300-$450.

937. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-372.

27.01 grams. Full crown above nearly full but doubled pillars-and-waves with resultant date as “887,” full but off-center cross with full king’s name in legend, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, AVF with uneven toning, green spots and edge-split. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #911. Estimate: $250-$375.

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938. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-373.

26.60 grams. Bold full pillars and cross, nice crown with CA(ROLVS)

to right, all three dates visible (hence a curious instance of “eight 8’s” if you include the two denominations), lightly toned VF. Pedigreed to our Auction #14, with original lot-tag #697, and with Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

939. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-374. 26.77 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with two dates, nice but off-

center cross with full and bold CAROLVS in legend, two mintmarks and three assayers, AVF with nicely toned fields. Estimate: $400-$600.

940. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

942. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-377.

27.16 grams. Odd-shaped flan with raised metal beyond the design, full but centrally flat pillars and cross, three dates including full 1691in legend, three assayers and mintmarks, lightly toned AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $350-$500.

943. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

Bold full pillars and cross (both slightly off-center), the latter with nice crown and bold (CAR)OLVS, three bold assayers, attractively toned VF+. Estimate: $250-$375.

377. 27.26 grams.

944. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1692VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-378.

27.44 grams. Very well centered with full pillars-and-waves, full but

374. 25.88 grams.

Good full cross with bold date and assayer, full but off-center pillars with bold POTOSI in legend, AVF with darkly toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

doubled and partially weak cross, three dates, two bold mintmarks and assayers, VF with toning around details, crude edge (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

941. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1690VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-376.

945. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1692VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT378. 26.91 grams. Full cross and pillars-and-waves but with weak areas,

27.16 grams. Full but slightly off-center and predominantly flat pillars

and cross, bold king’s ordinal II, two dates and assayers, lightly toned About Fine. Estimate: $250-$375.

three dates and assayers, richly toned Fine+ with edge-crack. Estimate: $300-$450.

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S-P40; KM-26; CT-379. 26.69 grams. Choice but slightly off-center full cross and pillars-and-waves, three dates

and mintmarks and assayers, AVF with toning around details, some peripheral flatness and minor splits. Estimate: $350-$500.

947. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

Exceptional grade (non-toned UNC with original luster), choice full pillars and cross (the latter slightly off-center), three mintmarks, edge-split. It is not very often we see a cob in this grade! Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to a 1696 hoard in Panama, with Ponterio photo-certificate from 1992. Estimate: $400-$600. 380. 26.83 grams.

949. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1696VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT382. 27.28 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with two dates, full but

off-center cross with full crown above, VF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

950. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1697F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-385.

27.27 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with bold date but much flatness

948. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1695VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-381. (partial date in legend too), crude cross, two assayers, chunky flan with 26.97 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and nearly full but off-center

cross with CAROLVS II visible, three dates (two partial) and assayers, toned VF with large edge-crack. Estimate: $300-$450.

toning, AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $200-$300.

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951. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1698F. S-P42; KM-R26;

Full inner details and nearly full legends, the pillars side very slightly doubled, rich old toning all over, VF with very light surface oxidation and old hole through second O of POTOSI (to right of the pillars, and not at any of the cross-ends), die match with Lázaro 237. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750. CT-336. 25.92 grams.

952. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1698F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-387.

26.54 grams. High grade for a cob (non-toned XF) but crude per the

era, with doubled and off-center pillars and cross on a thick, chunky, uneven flan, bold date. Estimate: $200-$300.

954. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1700F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-389.

26.28 grams. Full but partially weak pillars-and-waves with two FULL dates on that side (very rare thus), full but off-center cross, lightly toned Fine+ on a curiously barrel-shaped flan. Estimate: $250-$375.

953. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-388.

25.59 grams. Typically crude flan with doubling, flatness and edge-split

but with two clear dates and assayers, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

955. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1702Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-862.

27.43 grams. Round flan with good full pillars, off-center cross, two

dates, nicely toned AVF but with peripheries totally flat. Estimate: $250-$375.

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956. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1704Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-864. 27.47 grams. Three full dates (very rare in this period), full but crude pillars and off-center cross, Fine+ for actual wear, some toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

957. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1706Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-866. 26.79 grams. Very chunky and crude all over but the pillars technically

959. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1709Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-869.

full and with clear date, About Fine at best. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.36 grams. Chunky but squarish flan with sharp points, off-center cross, full pillars with clear date (scarce), toned Fine. Estimate: $200$300.

958. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1708Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-868.

960. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1711Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-871.

25.91 grams. Good full cross, most of pillars despite chunky flan and

uneven strike, Fine with patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.22 grams. Very bold date (very scarce, in fact the first example in our auctions) above waves and clear second date below cross but rest of coin very crude and flat, toned VG. Estimate: $250-$375.

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961. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1714Y, rare. S-P43a; KMR31; CT-815. 27.23 grams. Broad flan that extends past design in places, full inner details and legends including choice cross side but pillars side more typically doubled, interesting four-digit date below cross (the standard for 1712-15), attractively toned VF with hole at bottom of pillars / left end of cross, die match with Lázaro 258. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

962. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1714Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-874.

27.10 grams. Full but doubled pillars and cross, both with full dates,

high grade for this period (XF+), large edge-crack. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

964. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1718Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-878.

26.88 grams. Light strike but technically high grade (toned AXF), with full cross-lions-castles and pillars with full crown at top, two dates, edge-split. Estimate: $175-$250.

963. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1715Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-875.

26.24 grams. Full cross and pillars-and-waves with two pillars-side

dates (scarce thus), Fine with dark toning around details. Estimate: $250-$375.

965. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1720Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-880.

27.04 grams. Full pillars and most of cross despite extensive peripheral flatness, toned AVF with clear date, large edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Oddly oval flan with full but crude cross and pillars, two clear dates (scarce, missing in Karon), VF for actual wear. Estimate: $250-$375.

967. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1725Y, Louis I, ordinal

PRIMERO, very rare. S-P43b; KM-R35; CT-20. 28.68 grams. The Louis I

types from colonial mints are ever popular and interesting because, with the exception of a few 1724 issues from Mexico and Bogotá, they were generally made AFTER the unfortunate son of Philip V already died and was replaced with his father for a second reign. This is most egregious at the Potosí mint, which continued with his name in the legend through 1727. This popularity makes the Royals of Louis I among the most desirable and difficult to obtain, particularly since the general coins of this period are so crude. The present example is very bold, with full inner details and nearly full legends, including full LVIS PRIMERO (not just PR) and POTOSI (the pillars side slightly off-center), attractively toned VF+ with traces of light gilding, and strategically holed in the O of ANO (bottom of pillars / left arm of cross). As a die match with Lázaro #304, this qualifies as his rarity “RX,” meaning no more than three known. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2012, lot #668. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

969. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y, Louis I (PR vis968. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1726Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; KM- ible), rare. S-P43b; KM-35; CT-26. 27.10 grams. Choice specimen (for 35; CT-25. 25.63 grams. Two dates and assayers, two bold denominations, most of cross (doubled) and pillars but overall typically crude, About Fine with darkly toned fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

the period) on a round flan with full pillars, nearly full cross, two full dates, three mintmarks, nicely toned AVF. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

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970. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-885. 971. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1732M. S-P44; KM-31a; CT-889.

28.06 grams. Unusually broad flan for the period, with two pillars-side dates (off-center pillars), full cross, chunky AVF with dark patch near edge. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

26.63 grams. Very choice bold strike on both sides on a roundish and mostly even flan (nearly Royal-like), with full cross and pillars, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, XF+ with lovely old toning but also old scratch diagonally on cross. Estimate: $350-$500.

972. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1732YA, very rare. S-P45; KM-31a; CT-890.

27.16 grams. The 1732YA 8R is a notorious issue because it is rather rare (much

rarer than 1733YA, this being the first example in our auctions) but seems more common due to the appearance of a famous classic counterfeit in older reference books and even several modern auction archives. This specimen has a bold full cross, full but doubled pillars, two assayers and two full dates, AXF with toned fields. This seems the right place to mention that the name of this assayer has been discovered and confirmed to be Francisco de Yllaña, thanks to research by Jorge Proctor. (Also see the even-rarer 4R 1732YA in this auction, lot #1027.) Estimate: $1,500-up.

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973. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1733YA, rare, ex-Gardini.

S-P45; KM-31a; CT-891. 27.66 grams. Richly toned XF with choice but offcenter pillars with clear date and assayer and bold POTOSI in legend, also nice full cross with very full date and assayer, struck on a typically chunky flan with crude edge (as made), a choice example of a traditional rarity. From the Marco Gardini collection of Potosí cob 8 reales. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

974. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1733E, retrograde E to 975. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1735E. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-895.

right of cross (very rare). S-P46; KM-31a; CT-892. 26.54 grams. Richly

28.26 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles with

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rainbow-toned Fine with full pillars-and-waves, full but doubled cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, with the E-punch to right of cross rotated 180 degrees (first specimen we have seen or heard of in this denomination). Estimate: $300-$450.

three clear dates (rare thus) and assayers, toned VF+, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

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976. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1737M/E, rare. S-P46; KM-R31a; CT-835. 26.91 grams. Choice bold strike with full interior details but no peripheries (per the era), clear M/E in all three positions, very lightly toned XF+ with hole at bottom of cross, die-match with Lázaro #287. Pedigreed to the Aureo & Calicó auction of March 2009 (lot #96). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

977. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1737M, rare, Lázaro Plate Coin. S-P47; KM-R31a; CT-unl (Type 149). 26.31 grams. Typically

round, thick Royal of the period with no peripheries, good full pillars-and-waves with hole at top, cross side crudely weak and hammered, VG with toning around details, desirable pedigree. Plate Coin #288 in Lázaro’s Reales de a Ocho: Los Redondos de Lima, Mejico y Potosí (1996). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

978. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1738M. S-P47; KM-31a; CT-899.

979. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1742P. S-P48; KM-31a; CT-904.

and-waves, full but slightly off-center cross, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, richly toned VF+. Estimate: $300-$450.

most of cross, VF+ with light toning in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

26.64 grams. Choice specimen with full but slightly doubled pillars-

26.83 grams. Typically chunky flan but with full pillars with bold date,

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980. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-31a; CT-909.

26.94 grams. Very chunky flan with crude but well-centered pillars and

cross, bold date, Fine, deeply toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

984. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750E. S-P51; KM-40; CT-361.

26.51 grams. Choice specimen with full pillars-and-waves and crosslions-castles, three bold dates and clear king’s name and ordinal, attractively toned XF, well above average for this period. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #948. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

981. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1748q, from the Luz

(1752), ex-Castells. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-358. 24.42 grams. Choice full cross and pillars-and-waves with bold date and two bold assayers, lightly toned VF with minimal surface corrosion. From the Luz (1752), pedigreed to the Castells & Castells auction of November 1997, lot #148. Estimate: $250-$375.

985. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q/E, rare. S-P52; KM-

40; CT-unl. 26.38 grams. Full and bold pillars, bold cross, two dates, full king’s ordinal VI, clear q/E at top right, chunky AXF with sediment and toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

982. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1749q. S-P50a; KM-40; CT-359.

27.33 grams. Chunky but high grade (non-toned AXF), with full and

well-centered pillars and cross, two full dates, three mintmarks and assayers, edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

983. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1750q.

S-P50a; KM-40; CT-

Choice specimen with three dates, bold (FERDI) NAND(VS) VI, full pillars but off-center cross, nicely toned VF+ with edge-crack and hole to left of cross. Estimate: $400-$600.

360. 25.81 grams.

986. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-363.

26.71 grams. Worn (About Fine) but with good full cross and pillars, three dates (rare thus). Estimate: $250-$375.

987. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-364. 26.90 grams. Toned AXF with full but slightly off-center pillars-and-

waves, bold cross, two full dates. Estimate: $250-$375.

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992. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-950. 988. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1754C. S-P53; KM-40; CT-370.

27.04 grams. Extremely bold full cross and equally bold but off-center

26.79 grams. Bold and nearly full pillars and cross on a typically chunky

pillars, two dates and assayers (the V to right of cross curiously punched over a Y), high grade for this era (XF+) with toning around details. Estimate: $250-$375.

989. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375.

951. 26.45 grams.

flan with oddly sharp “spur,’ two dates, bold assayer C at top right, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

27.77 grams. Full pillars with bold date, clear second date in legend, third date below full cross, two assayers, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

990. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1759/8q, unique overdate.

S-P54; KM-40; CT-unl. 25.80 grams. Very crude and chunky flan with very little peripheral detail but fairly clear date and overdate (the only specimen we have seen or heard of ), toned Fine for actual wear. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

993. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-

Very chunky as usual but with nearly full cross and pillars, two dates, toned Fine+. This specimen is also notable for showing clearly an unexplained minting aspect of this period in that each side of the coin shows a rough surface on opposite ends. Estimate: $175-$250.

994. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765V-V-V (no assayer Y),

unique. S-P57; KM-45; CT-952. 27.09 grams. Very bold pillars-and-waves and cross, with three dates (rare thus) and three assayers that are all V (first we have seen), AXF with toned fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

991. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1762V-Y-V. S-P57; KM-45; CT- 995. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1766V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-953. 949. 26.86 grams. Typically chunky but very interesting with very bold

full CAROLVS, two dates, all three assayers, full cross and pillars, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

26.95 grams. Roundish flan (but still chunky) with full and bold pillars

and cross, two full dates and part of a third in legend, high grade for era (XF) with spotty light toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

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996. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1767V-(Y). S-P57; KM-45; CT-

Typically chunky flan with two very bold full dates, full POTOS(I), lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $250-$375. 954. 26.85 grams.

1000. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, PH at top, denomination 4 over rotated 4 above pillars (unique).

S-P37a;

Bold full pillars-and-waves with bold date and denomination with 4 over rotated 4 (first and only specimen we have heard of ), full but partially doubled cross with bold second date below, nicely toned VF, no corrosion but probably salvaged. Estimate: $350-$450. KM-18. 13.30 grams.

997. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771/0(V-Y). S-P59; KM-45; Two bold dates (both with 1/0), full cross and nearly full pillars, Fine with peripheral flatness, darkly toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-961. 26.98 grams.

1001. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, PH at top,

rotated-4 denomination, from the Capitana (1654).

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-741. 13.19 grams. Nearly full cross with bold date below, full

waves with second date and full (rotated) denomination, Fine with spots of toning and surface corrosion. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $300-$450.

998. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1772V-(Y).

S-P59; KM-45;

Very chunky and crude with part of edge folded over, most of cross but pillars very off-center, Fine- with patchy dark toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

CT-963. 26.62 grams.

1002. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a;

KM-18; CT-740. 13.38 grams. Choice full cross with full date below, full but weaker (and off-center) pillars-and-waves with clear second date, lightly toned Fine+, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

999. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1773(V)-Y, rare final year of cobs. S-P59; KM-45; CT-964. 27.06 grams. Very chunky but nearly round flan with well-centered full cross, very off-center pillars, high grade (near AU) but with surface roughness per the era. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1003. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-18. 10.22 grams. Broad flan with two full dates on off-center pillars side (choice full waves), good full cross, darkly toned and some light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1004. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1655E, PH at top. S-P37a; 1008. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-752. KM-18; CT-743. 13.40 grams. Full

but doubled (fat) pillars, full but offcenter cross, nicely toned Fine+ with all three dates and mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $200-$300.

1005. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1656E. S-P37a; KM-18. 13.38

grams. Richly toned VF with flat peripheries, good full pillars-and-

waves and cross-lions-castles, three mintmarks. Estimate: $200-$300.

13.35 grams. Good full cross (exceptional lions) and pillars-and-waves but peripherally flat, two dates, king’s ordinal IIII, AVF for actual wear with toning around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

1009. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1661E, denomination

4/2. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-753. 14.07 grams. Broad flan with full and bold pillars-and-waves and cross but peripherally flat, bold main date and parts of both others, but most interesting feature is the very bold denomination 4/2, AVF with brown and black toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1006. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1658E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-

Good full cross and pillars, nicely toned AVF with large crack in edge, three dates and mintmarks. Estimate: $250-$375.

750. 12.75 grams.

1010. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1663E, from the ca.1671 Seville harbor wreck.

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-755. 12.68 grams.

Broad flan with full pillars and nearly full cross, flat peripheries, two dates (scarce), AVF details with minimal surface corrosion, dark toning in crevices. From an unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor. Estimate: $175-$250.

1007. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-

Choice full cross, bold full pillars-and-waves, richly toned VF with parts of all three dates and mintmarks and assayers. Estimate: $200-$300.

751. 13.89 grams.

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1011. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-

Superb full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves with two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, richly toned VF+, quite attractive overall. Estimate: $300-$450. 756. 14.10 grams.

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1012. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1013. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1014. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1666E.

S-P37a; KM-18; CT-758. 12.66 grams.

Rather worn (About Fine) but with full cross and nearly full pillars-and-waves, two dates including “666” below cross, toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1673E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-498. 12.75 grams. 1680V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-507. 13.71 grams. Two Bold full pillars, good full cross, clear date, AVF with patchy dark toning, peripheral flatness and light corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

bold dates, bold full pillars, off-center cross, AVF with flat areas, partially toned on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1015. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-25; CT- 1018. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-25; CTGood full pillars-and-waves, full but doubled cross, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

509. 13.31 grams.

1016. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1686VR.

515. 13.12 grams. AXF with beautiful rich toning all over, bold details,

some peripheral flatness, tiny edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

1019. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1688VR. S-P40; KM-25; CT-

CT-514. 13.78 grams. Very broad, odd-shaped flan (strange edge-crack)

516. 13.30 grams. Worn (About Fine) and somewhat crudely struck and with edge-split but with parts of all three dates, toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

1017. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1686VR, ex-”Americas.”

CT-520. 13.01 grams.

S-P40; KM-25;

with full but doubled cross and pillars, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, lightly toned XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P40; KM-25; CT-514. 13.72 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves, full but

doubled cross, Fine+ with peripheral flatness but good contrast from toning on fields, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the “Americas collection” (Kagin’s, August 1983, lot 1215). Estimate: $250-$375.

1020. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1692VR.

S-P40; KM-25;

Nice full pillars with bold date, nearly full cross with bold CA- of king’s name, attractively toned Fine+ with long old scratch on cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1021. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1022. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1023. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1693VR.

S-P40; KM-25; CT-521. 13.41 grams.

1694VR.

S-P40; KM-25; CT-522. 13.67 grams.

1705Y.

S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1086. 13.29 grams.

Broad flan with choice pillars (doubled) and cross, richly toned VF+ with central flat area on both sides, three dates including full fourdigit date in legend. Estimate: $300-$450.

Good full pillars with bold date and clear denomination that appears to be punched over or modified from something else, off-center cross with bold assayer, nicely toned AVF with flat areas. Estimate: $250-$375.

Full but doubled pillars and cross with two dates, interesting edge (chunky flan with many small points), toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

1024. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1025. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1725Y, (Louis I), rare. S-P43b; KM-A35;

1026. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1713Y.

S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1094. 12.14 grams.

Full pillars with bold date (scarce), off-center cross with second date and bold assayer, Fine with flat peripheries (also edge-split), some dark toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

Full pillars with bold waves and clear date, full but crude cross with second date below, Fine with toned fields, some flatness, missing in Sellschopp. Estimate: $250-$375. CT-unl. 13.20 grams.

1727Y, (Louis I).

S-P43b; KM-A35; CT-30b.

12.61 grams. Crude About Fine with dark ton-

ing in crevices, clear date (scarce). Estimate: $200-$300.

1027. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1732YA, extremely rare (currently unique). S-P45; Janson-unl; KM-unl; CT-unl. 13.22 grams. Full

and well-centered pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, evenly-worn AVF, two dates, three assayers, small edge-splits, traces of blue and orange toning. This is a very important 4R, as it is the ONLY date and assayer (not counting overdates) that we have NEVER seen in our 25year study of Potosí pillars-and-waves cobs. Several specimens are known of the overdate 1733/2, but not clean 1732YA, which is missing in all published collections and every private collection known to us. Only one of the top Potosí cob collectors today can own this piece, so we are excited to see where the bidding goes! (Also note the 8R 1732YA in this auction, lot #972.) Estimate: $2,500-up.

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1028. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1733E, retrograde E to right of cross, rare. S-P46; KM-30a; CT-1114. 13.74 grams.

Curiously lemon-shaped flan with sharp points at either end, nearly full pillars with two clear dates, messily doubled cross with bold full assayer in retrograde to right, only the second example we’ve seen, also nice grade (non-toned VF+). Estimate: $500-$750.

1031. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1122. 12.87 grams.

1029. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1736E. S-P46; KM-30a; CT-1118. 13.63

1030. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 re-

date with most of another, VF+ with deep, rich, old toning all over. Estimate: $300-$450.

strike (especially the cross) and flan (especially the edge) but with two full dates. Estimate: $175-$250.

grams. Choice full pillars and cross, bold

1032. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1740M.

S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1123. 13.43

S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1121.

1033. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1741P. S-P48; KM-30a; CT-1125. 13.25 grams.

Good full pillars, off-center cross, two bold dates, deeply toned XF with very jagged edge (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

dates and mintmarks, nicely toned AXF. Estimate: $250-$375.

High grade (XF+) on a chunky flan with full but doubled pillars, good full cross, two full dates, just a few spots of toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1034. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1035. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1036. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

Very chunky flan with jagged edge (as made), bold pillars with full date, bold assayer to right of cross, toned in places. Estimate: $175-$250.

Full pillars with bold date, chunky cross with second date, VF+ with toned fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

1742P. S-P48; KM-30a; CT-1126. 12.95 grams.

grams. Bold full cross and pillars, two

ales, 1738M.

13.25 grams. Toned Fine with crude

1745q. S-P50; KM-30a; CT-1131. 13.27 grams.

1037. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1750q, rare. S-P50a; KM-39; CT-

unl. 13.57 grams. Bold pillars and cross (both slightly off-center) with two clear dates, VF with attractive toning on fields. Missing in both Sellschopp and Karon (and only the second specimen we have handled). Estimate: $300-$450.

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1747q. S-P50a; CT-434. 13.43 grams. Choice strike with bold full pillars and cross, two full and bold dates, three assayers, AXF with attractive toning. Estimate: $250$375.


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1038. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1751q/E, rare. S-P52; KM-39; CT-unl. 13.47

grams. Bold date within pillars, bold P-E flanking center of cross with very clear E/q, toned VF but with two peripheral flat areas due to chunky flan. Estimate: $200-$300.

1041. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1754C. S-P53; KM-39; CT-443. 13.47 grams.

Nice full pillars with bold date and assayer, nearly full cross with second bold date and assayer, sharp AXF with toning on fields. Missing in Karon so presumably scarce. Estimate: $200-$300.

1039. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1752q.

S-P52; KM-39; CT-440. 13.50 grams.

1040. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1753C/q, very rare. S-P53; KM-39; CT-unl.

Sharply five-sided flan with full pillars and cross, clear date and assayer, VF with toning, three mintmarks. Missing in Sellschopp so presumably scarce. Estimate: $175-$250.

13.30 grams. Crude chunky flan but with technically full pillars and cross (the latter off-center), toned Fine with full king’s ordinal VI, curious surface roughness on opposite sides per the era (as made). The C/q is partially visible in two places; this is only the second time we have seen it. Estimate: $250-$375.

1042. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1043. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

1758(q).

S-P54; KM-39; CT-449. 13.05

grams. Very crude and somewhat worn

(About Fine) but with technically full pillars and cross, bold date, toned in crevices. Estimate: $175-$250.

1759q.

S-P54; KM-39; CT-450. 13.71 grams.

Crude date between pillars, partial second date below full cross, chunky Fine with toning on fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

1044. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1762V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-1155. 13.30

1045. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1763V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-1156. 13.53

1046. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales,

richly toned Fine+ but typically chunky. Estimate: $200-$300.

high grade (XF), with nicely toned fields, full date, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

assayers, (CAR)OLVS in legend, offcenter cross, richly toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams. Full pillars and cross, two dates,

grams. Choice full pillars and cross in fairly

1047. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1766(V-Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-1159. 12.76 grams. Small, chunky flan with two bold dates, nearly full pillars and cross,

richly toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1765V-Y-V. S-P57; KM-44; CT-1158. 13.25 grams. One full pillar, two full dates and


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1048. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales,

1654E, PH at top.

S-P37a; KM-16; CT-

899. 6.74 grams. Broad, roundish flan with

choice full cross, full but off-center pillarsand-waves, two mintmarks, three dates and assayers, rainbow-toned XF with a few dark spots. Estimate: $175-$250.

1051. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales,

1673/2E, unique. S-P37b; KM-unl; CT-

Unlisted overdate for this denomination (first we have seen, and very clear on this coin), full but partially flat pillars and cross, AVF with darkly toned fields, edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

unl. 5.70 grams.

1049. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales,

1050. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 re-

Very broad flan with three dates, full pillars, off-center cross, much peripheral flatness and one edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

5.29 grams. Three dates, including full

1658E, encapsulated NGC AU 53. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-906. 6.8 grams.

1052. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 re-

ales, 1674E, with 7/6 below cross (unique). S-P37b; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.15

grams. Choice full pillars, full but off-

center cross, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, deeply toned AVF. The 7/6 overdate, which is only on the cross side, is the first we have seen in this denomination. Estimate: $175-$250.

ales, 1666E.

S-P37a; KM-16; CT-914.

four-digit date in legend (rare thus), nearly full cross and full but off-center pillars, VF with toned fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

1053. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-606. 4.71 grams.

Broad flan with choice full cross, full but doubled pillars, three clear dates (rare thus), richly toned VF, inexplicably underweight (non-salvage). Estimate: $175-$250.

1054. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-24; CT-607. 6.11 grams. Choice full pillars with two bold assayers, one bold date and mintmark,

the cross also full with second mintmark to left and date below, VF+ with attractive toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1055. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal, 1683V, very rare. S-P39; CT-587; KM-R24. 6.21 grams. Broad flan with choice full details all over, VF with attractive old toning, small hole at top (axes aligned), decidedly superior to the CT Plate Coin (which is the only other specimen we can confirm). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 211


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1056. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1684V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-613.

7.13 grams. Nice full cross and pillars with two dates, three mintmarks

and assayers, AVF with attractive toning, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

1057. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1684VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT614. 6.69 grams. Very broad flan with three full dates (rare thus), full pillars-and-waves, doubled cross, Fine+ with patchy toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

1058. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal, 1686VR, very rare. S-P40; CT-unl; KM-R24. 5.94 grams. Broad and round as it should be, but a bit worn (Fine) and uneven, also slightly bent and with tiny hole at top (axes aligned), with light toning. We can confirm only one other example, in Christensen’s Faistauer auction of 1979, as we suspect that is the same coin in the “Americas” collection sold by Kagin’s in 1983 (no photo in catalog). It is odd that CT does not list it despite those two appearances. Estimate: $600-$900.

1059. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1686VR, ex-”Americas.”

S-P40; KM-24; CT-617. 6.92 grams. Huge flan with full 1686 date in legend

1061. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1693VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-624. 6.60 grams. Choice full waves with nearly full pillars and cross,

(rare thus), good full cross and pillars (the latter doubled), AVF with patchy toning, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the “Americas collection” (Kagin’s, August 1983, lot 1215). Estimate: $175-$250.

three dates (rare thus), three mintmarks, king’s ordinal II, attractively toned XF+. Estimate: $175-$250.

1060. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

1062. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1695VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

Choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, richly toned AXF with three dates and assayers, parts of king’s name. Estimate: $175-$250. 618. 6.62 grams.

626. 5.42 grams. Good full cross and pillars, all three dates and assayers

and mintmarks (rare thus), deeply toned VF, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1064. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal, 1706Y,

extremely rare. S-P43a; CT-unl; KM-unl. 6.32 grams. Broad, thin and completely round flan (totally unlike the chunky regular issues), with good full pillars but doubled cross, minimal legend, deeply toned Fine. We have no records of this date and denomination before, and it is unlisted in both CT and KM as well. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1065. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1712Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

1067. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1727Y, (Louis I). S-P43b;

1334. 7.76 grams.

KM-34; CT-40. 5.67 grams.

Off-center strike with much flatness but nearly full cross and pillars nevertheless, the latter with two clear dates, toned AVF, strangely overweight. Estimate: $150-$225.

Very choice full pillars and cross enhanced by darkly toned fields, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, AVF, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $150-$225.

1066. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; 1068. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1730M. S-P44; KM-29a; CT-

KM-34; CT-39. 7.02 grams. Good full cross (slightly off-center), bold waves and one full pillar, three dates (rare thus), lightly toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

1351. 7.02 grams. Choice strike and grade (XF) with bold full pillars and cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, contrasting sediment on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #1002. Estimate: $200-$300.

1069. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1732YA, crude

Royal(?), rare.

S-P45; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.20 grams. Roundish and much more even flan than usual, hence probably a form of Royal, with full inner details and bold POTOSI in legend, nicely toned VF+, certainly the finest known for this date and denomination despite the tiny hole at top of left pillar near edge (with some hammer-marks around the hole). Estimate: $400-$600.

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1070. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1733YA, rare. S-P45; KM-29a; 1075. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1686VR, ex-”Americas.”

CT-1355. 6.34 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles in unusually high grade (XF+), with two dates, three assayers, very light toning on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P40; KM-23; CT-725. 2.62 grams. Full but partially flat pillars and cross, three dates (rare thus), three mintmarks, toned VF+, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the “Americas collection” (Kagin’s, August 1983, lot 1215). Estimate: $100-$150.

1071. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1750E/q, rare. S-P51; KM-

38; CT-unl. 6.64 grams. Chunky flan with nearly full pillars and cross, two dates, clear E/q in all three positions, AXF with toned fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

1072. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1751q/E, rare. S-P52; KM-

38; CT-unl. 6.81 grams. Chunky flan with bold full pillars and cross, two dates, two clear assayers q/E, toned XF with jagged edge (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

1073. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1753q/C, very rare. S-P52; KM-unl; CT-unl. 6.79 grams. Full pillars and cross, two dates, clear q/C to

right of cross (first specimen we have seen, all others on record being C/q), AVF with toned fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

1074. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677+77/6E, rare. S-P37b;

Choice full pillars with bold (clean) date, pomegranate at top and POTOSI in legend, incomplete cross with bold 77/6 date below and mintmark P to left, king’s ordinal II in legend, attractively toned XF. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-23; CT-unl. 3.92 grams.

1076. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Royal(?), 1688VR. S-P40; KMunl; CT-unl. 1.71 grams. Round but thin and very low weight (so possibly

just a cut-down regular issue, with no other Royal specimens on record to check the dies), yet with full and evenly struck pillars and cross, two dates, three mintmarks and assayers, Fine with toned fields, holed to right of cross / bottom of pillars. Estimate: $250-$500.

1077. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1697CH, rare. S-P41; KM-23; CT-736. 3.45 grams. Good full cross, full but crude pillars, only Fine but with contrasting toning, clear date and all three assayers. Pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #1015. Estimate: $150-$225.

1078. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1697F/CH, rare. KM-23; CT-unl. 3.36 grams. Crude

S-P42;

strike with streak of flatness on both sides yet still with two clear dates and all three assayers, the rare F/ CH on cross side only, AVF for actual wear (slightly porous surfaces), lightly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #18, with original lot-tag #782. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1079. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Heart, 1718Y, extremely rare, encapsulated NGC VF 30, ex-Newman (stated inside slab). S-P43a; CT-1621; KM-unl. An attractive example of the classic

Heart shape, as made and worn for religious use as the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, this specimen with rich old toning and decent strike (the pillars slightly doubled, the full cross with date in strategically placed tail), typically holed in the stem, and with excellent pedigree. Like most Heart minors, this specimen is probably unique. Pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman collection (Heritage auction of January 2014, lot #30363). Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

1080. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1683, crude Royal(?). S-P39; CT-unl; KM-R22. 1.95 grams. Completely round but with uneven

strike and somewhat off-center, the date visible only below the cross, toned Fine+, overweight and with no clear evidence of shaving, very rare if indeed a Royal (the only other specimen being from the Karon collection, just as small but better struck). Estimate: $200-$300.

1081. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1686, ex-”Americas.” S-P40; KM-22; CT-

Exceptionally broad flan with three dates (very rare thus), most of cross, crudely doubled monogram, VF with some dark toning, peripheral flatness, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the “Americas collection” (Kagin’s, August 1983, lot 1215). Estimate: $100-$150.

837. 2.00 grams.

1082. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1747, Philip V, extremely rare. S-P50; CT-unl; KM-unl. 1.37 grams. Cob specialists should instantly recognize the importance of this coin as not just an unquestionable presentation issue but also very high grade (AU) and a posthumous issue in a very rare period for Royals of any kind, with choice full monogram and cross-lionscastles, holed to left of cross / top of monogram. For comparison we have sold only one other Philip V 1/2R Royal of any date (1732). Estimate: $1,000-up.

Colombia

Other Silver Cobs

1083. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

E, NRE to left (1626-29), rare.

Restrepo-M45; S-C3; KM-3.4. 27.26 grams. With full shield and nearly full cross, weak (and scratched) in

the peripheries but with clear mintmark-assayer NRE to left, the style of this coin (top of shield, lions’ tails) matches Restrepo-M45.9, but with NRE instead of NER. AVF for actual wear on a thick, nearly round flan. Pedigreed to our Auction #19, with original lot-tag #1094. Estimate: $600-$900.

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bia, cob 2 reales, 1634, assayer E below mintmark C to right, rare. Restrepo-M29.8; S-C7;

KM-4.6; CT-unl. 6.23 grams. Choice

full shield with clear C-E to right and •II• to left, bold full crosslions-castles with clear bottoms of digits of date in legend, lightly toned VF+ with faint surface corrosion. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1085. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer A below mintmark NR to

left, lions and castles in proper quadrants, rare. Restrepo-M20.18; S-C3; KM-A6.3; CT-839.

3.05 grams. Nice full shield and crown and cross, crude but certain NRA to left, VF with toned

fields, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1086. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1670, assayer PoRS, encapsulated NGC AU 55, finest and only known specimen in NGC census, very rare.

Restrepo-M62.8; S-B7a; KM-12; CT-397. 27.3 grams. A superb specimen for this difficult Charles II type, with full pillars and shield, full PLVS / VL / TRA, mintmark NoR, date 1670 and assayer PoRS, lovely toning all over, certainly among the choicest Bogotá pillars-and-waves cobs in existence, in fact the highest of all Bogotá cob 8R at NGC by two grades. NGC certification number 4348135001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

1087. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (172)4, assayer S to right, mintmark F to left of pillars, NoR above waves, 2-II flanking shield, very rare. Restrepo-M72; S-B13; KM-unl (19 for Type); CT-1379. 6.29 grams. While not an exact die-match, the placement of the

faint trunk of what appears to be a 4 in the date on this coin is identical to where the 4 appears on known specimen of 1724 (see our Auction #16, lot 682), the rest of the coin the same in style too, with full pillars and shield and crown, Fine with nicely toned fields and holed at bottom of pillars. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1088. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip V(?), assayer not visible, lions and castles at haphazard angles, rare. Restrepo-M68; KM-B8; CT-Type

Colombian 1/2R cobs are very difficult to attribute because they used generally the same Philip monogram throughout all the reigns, and in this particular case (with full monogram and cross) we suspect the lions and castles are late (Philip V), but we cannot prove it as there is no peripheral detail. Nicely toned Fine+, great coin for the advanced Colombian cob scholar. Estimate: $125-$200.

293. 1.57 grams.

Guatemala

1089. Guatemala, 2 reales “moclon,” crown countermark

1090. Guatemala, 2 reales “moclon,” crown countermark

countermark on obverse with associated edge-crack in host, which is Fine with small black spots on reverse, clear assayer. Estimate: $125$200.

countermark on reverse with deep toning for contrast, host with bold cross and most of shield, full P-TR. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

(Type II, 1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). CT-Type 175; KM-B1.2. 5.91 grams. Bold full

(Type II, 1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR, rare. CT-Type 175; KM-B1.4. 6.44 grams. Very bold full

1091. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1752J. S-G1a; CT-284; KM-12. 26.92 grams. Choice specimen with full date below virtually full central design, bold full assayer to left of nearly full crowned shield, unholed VF+ (exceptional grade) with lovely toning all over, a common date but among the finest Guatemala cobs we have ever seen! Pedigreed to the Lepczyk auction of October 1983, lot #1281, and to our Auction #15, with original lot-tag #1085. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1092. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1753J, with small heart coun-

termark. Host: S-G1a; CT-285; KM-12. 26.80 grams. Typically rectangular

flan with full pillars design, bold mintmark, tops of digits of date, offcenter shield with full crown, bold assayer and clear denomination, holed near edge as usual but nicely old-toned and higher grade than most (VF), also with tiny heart-shaped countermark with three raised dots inside it that is centered on the shield side, probably a private mark from the West Indies in the late 1700s (also known on a Potosí 2R and a contemporary counterfeit 1/2R, both dated 1772), very clearly old and well crafted. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #877. Estimate: $250-$375.

1096. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1752J.

S-G1a; CT-393; KM-11.

13.12 grams. Squarish flan with sharp points, clear date but very worn

(Good), large old hole at one point near edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #692. Estimate: $125-$200.

1097. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1736(J). S-G1; CT-1168; KM-4. 6.41 grams. Triangular flan with full date, full crown on other side, deeply toned About Fine with no hole (scarce thus). Estimate: $125-$200.

1093. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1753J.

S-G1a; CT-285; KM-12.

26.88 grams. Full central design above date, full crown above most

of shield with full denomination 8, toned Fine with no hole (scarce thus). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1098. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, (17)37J. S-G1; CT-1169; KM-4. 6.34 grams. Very broad flan with off-center pillars but clear date and full mintmark, choice full shield with J to left and 2 to right, nicely toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1099. Guatemala, cob 1 real, 1739(J).

Very strange shape with sharp point far outside the design below the full date, full crown on other side with flan extension above and below, Fine with toned fields, tiny attempted piercing. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #940. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-G1; CT-1461; KM-3. 2.89 grams.

1094. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1737(J).

S-G1; CT-956; KM-5.

12.90 grams. Rainbow-toned VF with full date below full globes and

crown, full shield and nearly full crown on other side, no corrosion. From the Reijgersdaal (1747), and pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #689. Estimate: $200-$300.

1095. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1748J. S-G1a; CT-389; KM-11. 12.83

grams. Interestingly diamond-shaped flan, with clear date below off-

center pillars-and-worlds, full crown and shield and assayer on other side, king’s ordinal VI, richly toned AVF with natural bubble-hole in center but no post-minting hole (scarce thus). Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #1362. Estimate: $200-$300.

1100. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1733J, denomination 1/2,

rare first date of mint. S-G1; CT-1736; KM-2. 1.36 grams. Choice specimen with full date and mintmark below full pillars-and-worlds, full crown and shield with J to left and 1/2 to right (a rare variety, listed without values in KM), Fine+ with darkly toned fields and no hole, overall superior to the example we sold in our Auction #9 for $1,850 (plus buyer’s fee). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-up.

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Spain (for use in New World)

Session II

1101. Seville, Spain, copper 4 maravedĂ­s, Ferdinand-Isabel,

struck for use in New World, rare. CT-638; CayĂłn-2513; KM-5 (under Santo Domingo). 5.03 grams This issue was struck under Ferdinand post-

humously honoring Isabel, his wife, using the popular design from their joint reign, with crowned-F on reverse for exclusive use in the New World. Dark Fine with lamination on obverse and scratches on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

1102. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer P over ermine to left on reverse, encapsulated NGC VF 35, exHuntington (stated inside slab). CT-218. Absolutely immense flan

(broader than many 8 reales), with 100% full legends and inner details, deeply toned and problem-free for the grade, with desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1103. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D on reverse. CT-211. 13.63 grams. Lustrous XF/AU with

choice full shield and yoke-and-arrows, bottoms of almost all letters in legend visible, rainbow toning at very edge only. Pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #385). Estimate: $300-$450.

1104. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D on reverse. CT-211. 13.73 grams. Nice XF with full shield and yoke-and-arrows, some bold legend, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Philip II

Session II

1105. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic

1106. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

flan with choice full shield and cross, full legends, richly toned and impressive. Estimate: $500-$750.

Thick, round flan with bold full shield and cross, some bold legend, non-toned AXF with some trivial doubling that comically renders the bold assayer twice. Estimate: $200-$300.

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross, encapsulated NGC XF 45 (misattributed as a 4R). CT-235. 27.3 grams. Huge

at 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross. CT-235. 26.96 grams.

Philip IV 1107. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 8 reales, 1622, assayer not

visible. 27.27 grams. Eight-sided oblong flan with bold date (popular with Atocha fans) above nearly full cross, off-center shield with denomination and king’s name to right, non-toned VF. Estimate: $175-$250.

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World Silver Coins Argentina (River Plate Provinces)

Argentina (Córdoba)

1111. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1851, small sunface

1108. Argentina (River Plate Provinces), Potosí mint, 8 reales, 1815F, PROVICIAS error. Janson-5.2.2; KM-14. 26.43 grams. VF with tooling marks on sun, plugged hole at top, faint toning on bright surfaces. Estimate: $300-$450.

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

variety. Janson-61.1.6; KM-24.3. 13.46 grams. Lustrous AU with small tarnish spot on reverse. Formerly in a PCGS slab graded AU 53, with original label #30351812. Estimate: $200-$300.

1112. Córdoba, Argentina,

1 real, 1841PNP, inverted 4.

AU, lightly cleaned, with some planchet flaws along rims, scarce variety with banner above castle and inverted 4 in date. Estimate: $200-$300. Janson-23.2.1; KM-14. 3.63 grams.

Argentina (La Rioja)

1109. Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Bank), copper 20 décimos, 1830, encapsulated NGC AU 58 BN, tied for finest known in NGC census, ex-Roberts. Janson-4.2; KM-5. Traces of original color and luster on fields. The KM plate coin is F-VF at best; all catalogs only price to XF level, and no other near-MS examples have been noted on the US market (not even in Lissner or Norweb). Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1113. La Rioja, Argentina, 8 reales, 1839, Rosas. Janson-56.1;

KM-8. 26.94 grams. Low AU with black toning around lettering and streaks of gold. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1110. Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Bank), copper 10

décimos, 1827, encapsulated NGC MS 61 BN. Janson-6.3; KM-

Second finest known. Large flan (29mm); typical horizontal axis; far superior to Janson plate coin for date and fabulous breast detail; traces of original color and luster on fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

4.

1114. La Rioja, Argentina, 2 reales, 1860B, encapsulated

ANACS AU 50 details / cleaned. Janson-71; KM-26. Cleaned AU with muted luster and light olive toning, slightly uneven strike, typical for this type with CREDITO PUB. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Argentina (Republic)

1115. Argentina, 1 peso (patacon), 1882.

1119. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1807PJ. CT-

Janson-13.1.2; KM-

Brightly lustrous UNC with faint incipient toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

29. 25.02 grams.

731; KM-73. 27.06 grams. Lustrous Mint State with surface hairlines on obverse only, faint toning, choice. Estimate: $250-$375.

Bolivia (colonial) Busts

1120. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ. CT-

BU, choice strike, faint surface hairlines on obverse only, very flashy and choice. Estimate: $300-$450.

732; KM-73. 27.03 grams.

1116. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1782PR. AU with much original luster, very light hairlines on obverse only. Estimate: $150-$225.

CT-986; KM-55. 26.95 grams.

1121. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808PJ.

CT-732; KM-73. 26.99 grams. Mint State with luster and toning, very attractive. Estimate: $250-$375.

1117. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806PJ. CT730; KM-73. 27.06 grams. Bold and lustrous UNC with surface hairlines

Bolivia (Republic)

Estimate: $200-$300.

1118. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1807PJ. CT-

Frosty Mint State with surface hairlines on obverse only, very flashy and choice. Estimate: $250-$375. 731; KM-73. 27.11 grams.

1122. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1842LR, with U.S. merchant countermarks “C.E. Perkins” and “J.W. Fleming.” KM-103 (host). 26.60 grams. Unique combination of countermarks (both catalogued

in Brunk), VF host coin with deep rich toning. See lots #1447 onward in Medals section of this auction (Sunday session) for coin-denominated Bolivian silver medals. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1123. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1845R.

KM-103. 27.11 grams.

Lightly toned and lustrous AU with scratch on obverse across forehead. Estimate: $250-$375.

1127. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1893CB, 9 stars variety, very rare one-year type. KM-160.3. 24.45 grams. The final date of the

crown series struck at the Potosí mint in a form of trial, a key issue with only about five examples known. As a lightly toned AU-, this specimen is among the finest extant. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1128. Potosí, Bolivia, copper 1 centavo, 1878. KM-162. 2.98 grams. Chocolate brown-toned AU/UNC with scratch on reverse

through O, small planchet flaws and die clash marks (typical for the

1124. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1848M/R, bust facing right, issue), rare one-year type seldom offered at auction. Estimate: $350-

very rare, with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. KM-A103. 26.65 grams. Very rare final date (and over-assayer) of type, especially rare with chopmarks including an interesting “wan” swastika chop on obverse, host coin toned VF+. Estimate: $500-up.

$500.

Brazil (colonial / countermarked)

1125. La Paz, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1853F, “Potosí style” head, unlisted assayer for date. KM-unl. (cf. 125). 12.09 grams. Possibly unique issue with assayer F (recorded on 1854 and later dates), VF with cruder strike and flecks of bright gold toning. Estimate: $500-up.

1129. Brazil, 250 reis, Pedro II, new legend and edge (1688) applied to a Lisbon, Portugal, 1/2 cruzado of João IV (164056), with Brazilian crowned-”2SO” countermark (1663).

Partial VF countermark, choice XF legends, VF details (original coin) in center, all lightly toned, an interesting example of a coin that was counterstruck twice. Estimate: $350-$500.

Russo-P024. 11.12 grams.

1126. Potosí, Bolivia, 4 soles, 1854FJ, unlisted assayers for

date. KM-unl. (cf. 123.2). 13.88 grams. Possibly unique issue with assayers FJ (recorded on 1855 and later dates), toned Fine, no big problems. Estimate: $500-up.

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Session III

Brazil (colonial)

João Prince Regent

1133. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1821-R, struck

over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. Russo-479; KM-326.1. 26.74 grams. Well-struck Mint State with beautiful rainbow toning through-

1130. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1810-(B), smaller crown (640-reis size), struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, very rare (key variety). Russo-P395a; KM-

out, signed “L. Somerby” on the reverse with a fountain pen leaving faint scratches. Estimate: $300-$450.

José I

Clear small crown variety, VF+ with muted luster, grey patina and only light PVC residue, no major issues. No price listed in KM, and only two specimens appearing in recent auction records (both Heritage): Paulista collection in 2008 and RLM collection in 2012-3. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

307.1. 26.83 grams.

João VI 1134. Brazil (Bahia mint), 600 reis (“J” series), José I, 1758B. Russo-P227; KM-179. 17.80 grams. Rainbow toned AXF, no problems.

Estimate: $400-$600.

Maria I and Pedro III

1131. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1820-B, “BARS” variety, struck over a Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales. Russo-

Lustrous AU with small mount removal marks along rim, light gold toning (especially in the globe), heavily overstruck on a Lima mint 8 reales, effacing clues as to type and date. Estimate: $300-$450.

462b; KM-326.2. 26.77 grams.

1135. Brazil (struck in Lisbon), 640 reis, Maria I and Pedro III, 1780, flat-arch crown, encapsulated NGC VF 35, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census, ex-Schuckmann, ex-Lissner. Russo-P323; KM-207.1. Attractive, well-struck and

well-centered example with moderate toning and even wear. Pedigreed to the Siegfried von Schuckmann collection and the R.L. Lissner collection Estimate: $250-$375.

1132. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1821-B, struck over a Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (“imaginary” bust), 1810JP. Russo-479; KM-326.1. 26.62 grams. AU with rainbow toning around rims and significant luster, clear host coin details. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Session III

Brazil (Republic of the United States of Brazil)

1136. Brazil, complete set of 4 silver coins (4000, 2000, 1000 and 400 reis), 1900, 400th Anniversary of the Discovery of Brazil. KM-502.2, 501, 500 and 499. 94.53 grams total. Generally AU-UNC with only light hairlines on the 2000 and 400 reis, all lustrous examples with faint toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

Chile (colonial) Busts

1137. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1797DA.

Lustrous UNC with light toning over faint surface hairlines. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. CT-745; KM-51; Eliz-50. 26.98 grams.

1138. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1807FJ, encapsulated NGC AU 55. CT-906; KM-60. Bold strike, with rich

toning and underlying luster, the rims particularly nice due to proper centering. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1143. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1844IJ, encapsulated NGC 1139. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of

Charles IV), 1810FJ, encapsulated NGC AU 58. CT-804; KM67. Bold

strike with bright luster, small spots of toning, parts of rims crude (as made). Estimate: $500-$750.

MS 63, finest known in NGC census. KM-100.2. Popular “condor breaking chains” design, lustrous (almost prooflike) surfaces with colorful toning. NGC certification number 4431156001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1144. Santiago, Chile, 2 reales, 1851LA, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-100.2. Nice orangish color and unflawed, among the top specimens graded by NGC. Estimate: $350-$500.

1140. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813FJ, encapsulated NGC AU 58. CT-807; KM-

China (Republic)

67. Brightly lustrous (faint surface hairlines on obverse only), traces of

toning, soft strike in center on reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

Chile (Republic)

1145. China (Republic), 1 dollar, year 3 (1914), “triangle

1141. Santiago, Chile, “volcano” 2 reales, 1834IJ, encapsulated ANACS EF 45, ex-Roberts.

KM-92. 6.54 grams. Popular one-year emission from an attractive series, deeply toned, conservatively graded. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

yuan,” encapsulated NGC MS 62.

L&M-63; KM-Y329. Lustrous and lightly toned, with interesting die-clash marks (most visible on obverse above nose). Estimate: $200-$300.

1146. China (Republic), 1 dollar, (1927), “memento yuan,” 6-point stars, encapsulated NGC MS 63.

L&M-49; KM-Y318a.

1142. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1855. KM-129. 24.88 grams. Lightly Choice example with slightly weak strike, muted luster and faint tonrainbow-toned AU-, scarce grade for this popular type designed by American engraver John Sheriff. Estimate: $250-$375.

ing. Estimate: $200-$300.

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China (provincial) Kwangdong

1147. China, Shandong Province, Li Cheng county, 10 tael sycee boat-shaped ingot, Guangxu, Qing Dynasty, 1875-1908,

stamped “Li Cheng” and “Tong Der Silver Furnace” twice. 393 grams. Nicely formed sycee with test mark on bottom and Chinesecharacter stamps on top, including horizontal stamp “Li Cheng,” the county of manufacture, and two vertical stamps “Tong Der Silver Furnace,” the smelter, with iridescent toning in test mark and cavities along bottom. Estimate: $400-$600.

Kweichow

Yunnan

1148. China, Kweichow Province, 1 dollar, year 17 (1928), “auto dollar,” encapsulated NGC VF details / scratches. L&M-

Scarce and extremely popular dollar commemorating the construction of the Kweichow provincial highway, some details remaining on the car including the motorcase and spokes in the tires, scratch on obverse toned over with same grey patina found throughout the coin, overall a nice example of an in-demand issue. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

609; KM-Y428.

1149. China, Yunnan, 1 tael, struck in 1943-44 for the French Indo-Chinese opium trade, rare. KM-A3; L&M-435. 37.32

grams. Weakly struck XF with light detail on the stag head and Chinese characters, surface hairlines and scratches (typical for these coins), some rust encrustation, typical example of a historical coin series. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1150. China, Yunnan, 1 tael, struck in 1943-44 for the 1151. China, Yunnan, 1/2 tael, struck in 1943-44 for the

French Indo-Chinese opium trade, rare. KM-A2a; L&M-433. 37.63

grams. XF with grey patina and some spots of dark toning, weak upper

rim on reverse, surface hairlines, typical example of a historical coin series. Estimate: $300-$450.

French Indo-Chinese opium trade, rare. KM-A1.2; L&M-434. 18.78 grams. Bright, lustrous AU with weak lower rim on reverse, surface hairlines and small rim bruise, small section of rust encrustation, better example of a historical coin series. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (colonial) Pillars

1152. Bogotรก, Colombia, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1760JV, very rare. KM-34; Restrepo-36.1; CT-1623. 3.14 grams. Fine with choice

contrasting toning, holed at top (like most of this one-year type), light old scratches here and there, overall a pleasing example of what is effectively the only affordable representative of the pillar-dollar series at this mint. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Busts

1153. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF, encapsulated NGC XF 40, finest

known in NGC census, ex-Ortiz Murias. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.1; CT-974. 6.7 grams. Choice strike, lustrous AU despite what the slab says

(compare with next lot), partially toned, no problems, finest specimen we know of for this first date of the series, desirable pedigree. NGC certification number 3355323002. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #1063). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1154. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1811JF, no

overdate, encapsulated NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census, ex-Whittier. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.3; CT-unl. Light toning over muted luster, no

flaws, choice strike, superior to the Ortiz Murias specimen but not as rare as the 1811/0 overdate, desirable pedigree. NGC certification number 302851009 (old tag). Pedigreed to the Whittier Collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1155. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814/3JF, rare, encapsulated NGC VF 25, finest and only specimen in NGC census, ex-Ortiz Murias. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.6; CT-978. 6.7 grams. Attractively rainbow-toned fields over luster, very nice

strike and problem-free, fully XF or better in our opinion (friction on high points only), in any case choice and considered the rarest date of the Popayรกn 2R, desirable pedigree. NGC certification number 3355323003. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #1067). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1156. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ/JJ (scarce over-assayer), encapsulated

NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census by 8 grades, ex-Ortiz Murias. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.2; CT-unl. 6.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State, an almost unheard-of grade for this series, with fully detailed bust (also rare for this series), die-crack in front of face and slight rimweakness in places but completely undamaged and very flashy, desirable pedigree. NGC certification number 3355322004. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #994) and to the Ponterio auction of January 2003 (lot #1576). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1157. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ, no dot before HISPAN, encapsulated

NGC AU 55, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.5b; CT-1010. Beautifully toned with underlying luster, mi-

nor rim-flaw (as made) but otherwise problem-free and clearly choice, far superior to the Ortiz Murias specimen. NGC certification number 3355393012. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Session III 1158. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ, encapsulated NGC VF 30, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

KM-70.1; Re-

Very light toning and some underlying luster, small void in king’s face (as made), still choice compared to most in the series. NGC certification number 3355393016. Estimate: $200-$300.

strepo-113.7; CT-1011.

1159. Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1822O, neater design, encapsulated NGC XF 45, finest known in NGC census by 4 grades. KM-74; Restrepo-115.2 (as Popayán); CT-973. Unusually well detailed for this interesting single-

date, single-assayer issue from a revolutionary-era Royalist mint, also distinctive as the only New World issue to mention the new Spanish Constitution in the legend, also traditionally considered the first issue struck in Ecuador by those who believe the P stands not for Pasto but Popayán and used by Royalists on the run in Ecuador. NGC certification number 3724672004. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1160. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1777JJ, variety with J•J and N•R, encapsulated NGC VG 8, rare, ex-Iriarte and ex-Ortiz Murias. Softly but evenly struck AVF in our estimation, with very light toning, no problems, desirable pedigrees. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #1004) and to the Iriarte collection (Aureo auction of March 1998, lot #225). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Restrepo-38.9; KM-46.1; CT-1628. 3.3 grams.

1161. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1792JJ,

encapsulated NGC VG 8, rare, ex-Ortiz Murias. KM-58; Restrepo-

78.4a; CT-1184. AVF in our estimation, with attractively toned legends,

natural lamination flaw in front of face but no damage, with space instead of dot between N and R of mintmark. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #1007). Estimate: $600-$900.

1162. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, (bust

of Charles IV), 1810JF, encapsulated NGC XF 45, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-68.2; Restrepo-112.1; CT-1190. Lustrous and choice, with incipient toning after cleaning (surface hairlines in evidence) so probably net-graded but otherwise clearly at least AU. Estimate: $200-$300.

1163. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF, encapsulated NGC VF 30, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.5; CTLightly toned AXF in our estimation, with muted luster, no problems. NGC certification number 3711591005. Estimate: $200-$300.

1210.

1164. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ, encapsulated NGC VF 30. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.9; CT-1211. AXF (by our standards) with deep, rich, colorful toning all over, very eye-catching. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session III 1165. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ, encapsulated NGC XF 40, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-68.1; Bold strike, XF+ (in our opinion) with dark, even toning, very attractive and problem-free. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Restrepo-111.13; CT-1213.

1166. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1792JJ, rare, encapsulated NGC VF details,

environmental damage. KM-57; Restrepo-77.1; CT-1327. 1.6 grams. Bold XF details for the mint (by our standards) with deep toning but lightly corroded surfaces and slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $400-$600.

1167. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF, encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-69.2; Restrepo-107.1; CT-1367. Virtually unheard-of quality for this series,

with full luster and very light amber toning, probably technically even higher grade but with faint surface hairlines on obverse, still very choice and far superior to the Ortiz Murias specimen. NGC certification number 3353212013. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1168. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1812JF (no overdate but re-cut 2, an unlisted variety), mintmark as MR, encapsulated NGC VF 35, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.6 (variant);

CT-1384. Richly toned, with weak centers but bold legends, including date showing the last digit clearly split at top from re-cutting the die, quite unlike the plain-date 1812 shown in Restrepo. NGC certification number 3711591009. Estimate: $600-$900.

1169. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of

Charles IV), 1818FJ, encapsulated NGC AU 55, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.13; CT-1213. Lustrous and very lightly toned, die-crack below bust, slightly off-center strike but very attractive, desirable pedigree. NGC certification number 3355322017. Pedigreed to the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors (our Auction #11, lot #1043). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1170. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles III or IV, no

date or mintmark or assayer (1770-95), bust-style castle and lion, encapsulated NGC MS 61 (erroneously attributed to Philippines). KM-4 (under Philippines); Restrepo-2.2; CT-1477 (under La Rioja, Argentina). Beautifully

rainbow toned and perfectly centered, with full rims, among the best we have seen of this curious anepigraphic issue whose castle and lion are from the same punches as corresponding bust-type 8R. Estimate: $200-$300.

1171. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1816, mintmark PN, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-67.2; Restrepo-101.1; CT-1475. Broad

flan extending beyond design (off-center strike), deeply toned with underlying luster, clearly choice and among the finest known for the type. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Session III 1172. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1817, encapsulated NGC AU 55, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.17;

CT-1488. Lustrous, well centered and deeply toned. NGC certification number 3641710005. Estimate: $600-$900.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

1173. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812, encapsulated NGC AU 55 BN. Restrepo-131.2;

KM-D2. 2.21 grams. Evenly toned but well detailed, the reverse a bit off-center but the date 1812 full and bold (last digit crudely punched), fully detailed native warrior scene, highly desirable as second finest known in NGC census. Estimate: $350-$500.

Colombia (Cartagena Royalist)

1174. Cartagena, Colombia, copper “imitation cob” 2 reales, fantasy date “800” (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagena Republican copper 2 reales (1813-14), rare. Restrepo-118.1.

4.74 grams. This strange, ephemeral Royalist issue was struck from dies made to look like a Lima

2 reales over a provisional independent Cartagena 2 reales of 1813-14 (Restrepo-136), the present specimen with traces of the undercoin visible through full details on both sides (pillars and cross, the latter with lions and castles transposed as usual), dark XF with spots of black toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

Colombia (United Provinces of New Granada) 1175. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, “Libertad Americana” type, encapsulated PCGS AU55, rare grade.

Much higher grade than commonly encountered, lustrous but with adjustment marks covered in nice gray patina with light gold toning all over. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Restrepo-138.1; KM-76.

Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca)

1177. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1820, encapsulated NGC

1176. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1820JF, no mintmark

(rare). Restrepo-157-1; KM-C6. 23.99 grams. Choice XF+ with green-gold

toning over original surfaces, two old scratches on reverse. Estimate: $600-$900.

XF 45. Restrepo-145.1; KM-unl. (79.1 for type). First year under Republic of Colombia using the design from the previous United Provinces of New Granada without Ba mintmark, this date erroneously omitted in KM; wide rims, attractive red toning all over. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Colombia (Republic of New Granada)

1178. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1839RS, encapsulated

NGC AU 58. Restrepo-194.1; KM-98. First year of issue, unusual quality for the series with underlying luster, nice old toning, among finest listed in the NGC census. Estimate: $400-$600.

1179. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1843/2UM, encap-

1180. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1839RS, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only known specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-177; KM-96.1. Well centered and boldly struck, with significant luster and faint gold toning throughout. NGC certification 2806799007. Estimate: $350-$500.

sulated NGC VF 35, finest and only known specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-188.10; KM-97.2.

Attractive example with a clear overdate, light grey patina and gold toning, no major issues and solid for the grade. NGC certification number 4431158012. Estimate: $250-$375.

1181. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1850. Restrepo-175.3; KM-

108.2. 0.82 grams. Toned, non-lustrous AU with parts of rims crude (as made), minor die-cracks and lamination flaws. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia (United States of Colombia) 1182. Medellín, Colombia, 20 centavos, 1884, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only known specimen in NGC census. Restrepo-289.2; KM-178.3. Lustrous coin struck using a later die state as evidenced by the polished-out clash marks and weaker design elements. NGC certification #4201402-018. Pedigreed to the V. Sánchez collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1183. Popayán, Colombia, 1 décimos, 1866, fineness 0.835/900. KM-145.2a; Restrepo-269.1. 2.41 grams.

Popayán issues of this one-year subtype with lowered fineness are very elusive, this example grading VF with a divot over the period in the fineness but no other major problems, choice blue and purple toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Costa Rica (Republic)

1184. Costa Rica, brass pattern 50 centavos, 18xx (1873), very rare, encapsulated NGC MS 60. KM-unl. Very rare unlisted

pattern, with reeded edge, of a similar design to the gold coinage of 1873, but of an unused design for this denomination, possibly a prototype pattern for the 1876-1879 time period for which 50 centavos were not produced. Lustrous, with rim-flaw at 10 o’clock on the obverse. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1185. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1887GW, “9DS GW” variety, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-127.2. Final silver coinage type of the era struck at the local mint, second finest known in NGC census, lustrous and very lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

Cuba

1186. Cuba, 50 centavos, double short-and-thick key coun- 1187. Cuba, 50 centavos, double short-and-thick key coun-

termarks (1872-77) on a USA (San Francisco mint) seated Liberty half dollar 1856-S, rare. KM-R5.3. 11.33 grams. Extremely

rare with two countermarks, one on each side, both VF and nearly full, on an About Good seated Liberty half dollar (far scarcer than Mexican coinage with the same countermarks) with worn rims but visible date and mintmark. Estimate: $400-$600.

termarks (1872-77) on a USA (New Orleans) seated Liberty half dollar 1858-O, rare. KM-R5.3. 12.31 grams. Rare with two

countermarks, both on reverse, both VF and nearly full, on a lightly rainbow-toned XF host (rare grade for a countermarked issue) with minor rim-bruises and some marks in the center of the obverse from countermarking. Estimate: $600-$900.

1188. Cuba, 50 centavos, short-and-thick key countermark (1872-77) on a USA (Philadelphia mint) seated Liberty half dollar 1853. KM-unl. 12.14 grams. Similar to KM-R5.3 but the host

coin (nice Fine) is an 1853 arrows-and-rays one-year type and earlier than the 1856-1866 range listed in KM, the countermark VF and boldly struck, with bright auburn toning in fields on reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Dominican Republic

1189. Cuba, “souvenir” peso, 1897, wide date, PAT.97. on neck truncation.

KM-XM1. 22.44 grams. Very lightly cleaned XF, struck in high relief but the highest points now smooth, interesting low-mintage issue (828 pieces) struck by the Republican government in exile in New York while Cuba itself was still under Spanish rule, first issue with PAT.97. on truncation of bust. Estimate: $400-$600.

1193. Dominican Republic (struck in Philadelphia from dies made in Paris), 1 peso, 1897-A. KM-16. 25.10 grams. AU with

light hairlines and scratch across entire obverse, bright luster with light toning on cheek only. Estimate: $200-$300.

1190. Cuba, “ABC” peso, 1935, encapsulated NGC MS 65.

KM-22. Full luster, second finest grade for the year (only one higher at MS 66 in NGC census). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Curaçao

1194. Dominican Republic (struck in Philadelphia), 1 peso, 1939. KM-22. 26.67 grams. Lustrous UNC with light surface hairlines on obverse only. Estimate: $200-$300.

1195. Dominican Republic proof copper-nickel 1-1/4 centavos, 1888-A, small date, encapsulated NGC PF 65. KM-6.

1191. Curaçao (British administration), 3 reaal, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial 8 reales with rose countermark (1815), encapsulated NGC VG 8. KM-13. 4.48 grams. Slab grade must be

net because countermark is VF but the host is About Good, with just enough detail to tell the countermark is on the reverse, deeply toned all over, popular Caribbean cut. Estimate: $400-$600.

1192. Curaçao (Dutch administration), 3 reaal, 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial 8 reales with “3” countermark (1819), encapsulated NGC VG 8. KM-29. 4.29 grams. Slab grade is for host, as

countermark “3” in dentillated circle is more like VF, deeply impressed on reverse of host, with rich toning all over, popular Caribbean cut. Estimate: $350-$500.

Beautifully lustrous Proof with light bluish toning, only eight graded PF 65 and one at PF 66 in the NGC census. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ecuador

1196. Quito, Ecuador, 8 reales, “MDQ” countermark

(Moneda de Quito, 1831) on a Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca) 8 reales of 1821, rare. KM-10. 22.02 grams. Bold full

countermark on host coin that is no better than Good, yet with bold legends, toned, with crude rim and centers as usual, popular type as effectively the first “crown” of Ecuador. Estimate: $400-$600.

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France

Philip IV

1201. France (Paris mint), maille tierce, Philip IV, no date (1285-1314), encapsulated NGC MS 63. Ciani-207; Duplessy-219c; Roberts-2498. Lustrous and fully

1197. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1857GJ. KM-37. 12.28 grams.

Attractive AU (high points weak) with some luster and light rainbow toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1198. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1839MV.

detailed, a very nice example of an international trade coin of the medieval period. Erroneously attributed on holder as Roberts 2481, a maille dernie. Estimate: $300-$450.

Charles VII

KM-17. 3.13 grams.

Well-centered XF, mostly dark toning with sections of gold color. Estimate: $350-$500.

1202. France (Montpelier mint), gros de roi, Charles VII, no

date (1422-61), encapsulated NGC AU 58. Ciani-698; Duplessy-

El Salvador

518a; Roberts-2921. Beautifully toned with bright auburn and greenish color around the crown and fleur-de-lis, full details, choice grade. Estimate: $500-$750.

Louis XV

1199. El Salvador, 1 peso, 1892CAM, flag on reverse, en-

capsulated NGC AU 55. KM-114. One-year type, somewhat rare as most were recalled and melted, colorful rainbow toning throughout. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ethiopia

1203. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1730-&, encapsulated PCGS MS 62 PCGS Secure, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. Ciani-2117; Duplessy-1675; Gad-321; KM-486.27. Lustrous and lightly gold-toned, with adjustment marks on reverse, slightly crude rims (as made). PCGS certification number 32954191. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1204. France (Tours mint), 1/6 ecu, Louis XV, 1721-E,

struck over a 1720 1/6 ecu of Navarre, encapsulated NGC AU 50, finest known in NGC census. Ciani-2110; Duplessy-1668;

1200. Ethiopia, 1 birr (talari), EE 1895 (1902/3), encapsulated NGC AU 53. KM-19. Mintage of only 10,000. A very attractive example with exquisite rainbow toning over luster. Estimate: $250-$375.

Gad-297; KM-454.7. This type circulated in the French colonies though this example has only light, even circulation wear on the high points and clearly overstruck coin details on both sides, light orange toning throughout. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Louis XVI

1208. France (Paris mint), 30 sols, Louis XVI, 1791-A, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census.

Ciani-2241; Duplessy-1720; Gad-39; KM-606.1. Brightly lustrous specimen with adjustment marks across obverse (typical for these coins). NGC certification number 4348118001. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

1205. France (Paris mint), pattern ecu by Droz, Louis XVI,

1786-A. Ciani-2202; Gad-90. 29.20 grams. AU with deep rainbow toning, scratch on reverse in field. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1209. France (Paris mint), 15 sols, Louis XVI, 1791-A, encapsulated NGC MS 64. Duplessy-1721; Ciani-2243; Gad-36; KM604.1. Beautifully lustrous coin with light adjustment marks on reverse (common for the type), boldly struck and well centered. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1210. France (Metz mint), 12 sols, Louis XVI, 1784-AA,

encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Ciani-2191; Dup-1711; Gad-353; KM568.2. Bright luster with hints of

1206. France (Montpelier mint), ecu, Louis XVI, 1792- toning, adjustment marks (comN, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Ciani-2238; Dav-1335; Duplessy-1718; Gad-55; KM-615.11. An

attractive and historical example of a “constitutional ecu” named for the allegorical figure Genius writing the constitution on the reverse and struck in 1792 and 1793. This 1792 example is the scarcer date for Montpelier and was struck just months before Louis XVI was guillotined. Appealing for the grade with bright white luster, some adjustment marks and lamination flaws (typical for the date). NGC certification number 4348118003. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

mon) on obverse and reverse. NGC certification number 371054018 (old tag). Estimate: $200-$300.

National Convention

1211. France, bronze 5 centimes, AN 3 (1794/1795). Gad-121;

Maz-358; KM-unl. 1.47 grams. Very rare, both in mintage and grade, AU with light scuff and hairlines, parts of rims weak, glossy fields with choice rainbow toning, unlisted in KM. Estimate: $500-$750.

Napoleon I

1207. France (Paris mint), 1/2 ecu, 1792-A. Ciani-2240; Dup-1719;

Gad-43; KM-613.1. 14.68 grams. XF with slight off-center strike, metal scrape on reverse of Genius figure’s thigh, colorful toning in the fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

1212. France (Toulouse mint), 5 francs, Napoleon I, An-13

Consign to our Auction #21 May 2017

(1804), encapsulated NGC AU 58, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-662.10. Light, even wear on high points and some

die polish (also surface hairlines) and adjustment marks, considerable bright luster. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Charles X

1213. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Napoleon I, 1811-A,

encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-694.1. Beautiful coin with die polish lines, weak NC in FRANCS (struck through grease), significant luster. Estimate: $600-$900.

1217. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Charles X, 1827-A,

encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census (by 3 grades). KM-728.1. First year of issue for this four-year type, brightly lustrous example with bagmarks (none large or distracting), light brown toning at rims. NGC certification number 4348124011. Estimate: $400-$600.

1214. France (Paris mint), 1/4 franc, Napoleon I, 1809-A, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-690. Glossy fields with choice toning

Henri V

and luster, well-centered strike. Estimate: $350-$500.

1215. France (Limoges mint), billion 10 centimes, Napoleon, 1809-I, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-676.5. Bright white example of the short-lived billion 10 centimes series, slightly off-center reverse, lustrous and well deserving of the MS 65 grade. NGC certification number 4348106004. Estimate: $400-$600.

Louis XVIII

1218. France, 5 francs, Henri V (pretender), 1831. KM-X35;

Scarce pretender coinage featuring the bust of Henri V who, at the age of nine, was the disputed King of France from Aug. 2 to Aug. 9, 1830 upon the abdication of King Charles X and Charles’ son Louis and before the National Assembly proclaimed Louis Philippe the King of France. Henri V was then the Legitimist pretender to the throne from 1844 to 1883. AU with a well-centered strike, light grey toning (showing fingerprints) over some luster. Estimate: $500-$750.

Gad-651. 24.81 grams.

Second Republic

1216. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Louis XVIII, 1822-A, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-711.1. Beautiful gold toning on a

lustrous coin, no major issues. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1219. France, white-metal proof essai 5 francs, 1849, Malbet

pattern coinage, encapsulated ANACS PF 64. KM-Pn84. Lustrous Proof with clean surfaces (lines in the fields are die polish lines), light toning in some areas, old ANACS holder. Estimate: $200-$300.

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German States Lorraine

1220. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1851-A, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-761.1. Strongly struck example with bold details

and few bagmarks, light grey toning with some areas of color. Estimate: $400-$600.

Napoleon III

1223. Lorraine, France (under German States), teston,

Leopold I, 1713, encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest known specimen in NGC census. KM-95. White and lustrous, with light

adjustment marks on reverse and small lamination flaw on (slightly offcenter) obverse at 7 o’clock, no big problems. (Note: Slab says France instead of German States, but Lorraine was not part of France at the time.) NGC certification number 4348123008. Estimate: $500-$750.

1221. France (Strasbourg mint), 5 francs, Napoleon III,

1869-BB, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-799.2. Colorfully toned,

well-struck coin with choice details (especially the reverse design). (Note: The NGC price guide link on the certification lookup for this coin erroneously leads to gold 5 francs, KM-803.2.) Estimate: $400-$600.

Third Republic

1224. Lorraine, France (under German States), teston, Leo-

pold I, 1716, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-96. This example is

overstruck on an earlier type with some host coin details visible, mostly lustrous. (Note: Old-holder slab says France instead of German States, but Lorraine was not part of France at the time.) Estimate: $300-$450.

Saxony

1222. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1873-A, encapsulated

NGC MS 66. KM-820.1. On the higher side of Mint State examples graded by NGC, with only two higher at MS 67, light grey toning over significant luster with choice rainbow colors around the design elements (the central figure of Hercules appears to have a gold halo), quite pretty. Estimate: $400-$600.

1225. Saxony (German States), taler, Christian II, Johann Georg and August, 1605, Dresden mint. Dav-7566; KM 24. 28.74 grams. Choice UNC with bright luster and beautiful, well-struck

details (such as the intricate armored busts on the reverse). Estimate: $400-$600.

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Strassburg

1226. Strassburg (German States), klippe taler of 80 kreuzer, Johann Georg of Brandenburg, 1592. KM-MB200. 28.33 grams. This issue was produced by the administration of Johann Georg while Strassburg was under siege by Charles III of Lorraine. VF with mostly complete design, some light gold toning. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Great Britain

1227. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, James

II, 1685. Sp-3408; KM-452. 14.98 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF (very colorful) with minor rim-bump. Estimate: $400-$600.

1230. Great Britain (London, England), crown, George III,

1820. Sp-3787; KM-675. 28.25 grams AU/UNC, heavy friction and bag

marks on proof-like surfaces, bold reverse design with frosted appearance. Estimate: $300-$450.

1228. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, Anne, 1702, with VIGO below bust. Sp-3585; KM-509.3. 6.00 grams. Popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish in Vigo Bay in 1702. AU with scratch on reverse in field, colorful toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1231. Great Britain (London, England), 1 dollar, oval George III countermark (1797-99) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776PR, encapsulated NGC VF 20. Sp1229. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, Anne, 1703, with VIGO below bust, encapsulated NGC XF-45.

Popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish in Vigo Bay in 1702. Light, even wear on high points with dark toning and hints of color, very attractive for the grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

Sp-3586; KM-517.1.

3765A; KM-624. Ironic combination! A British countermark on a Spanish colonial coin dated 1776, the year of American independence and the beginning of Spanish undercover aid to the American revolutionaries. Also an issue nicknamed at the time “the head of a fool on the neck of an ass.” Choice XF countermark (scarce on a Bolivia 8 reales), VF host coin with only a rim bruise to note, beautiful light gold toning with dark blue below the bust. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1232. Great Britain, trade dollar, 1902-B (Bombay, India), encap-

sulated NGC MS 62. KM-T5. Brightly lustrous, with minor bagmarks only.

Estimate: $125-$200.

Guatemala (colonial) Pillars

1233. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756J.

Very deeply red-toned XF with expertly repaired hole at top betrayed by the toning, otherwise nice. Estimate: $250-$375. CT-291; KM-18. 26.74 grams.

1236. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J, en-

capsulated NGC VF 20, tied for finest known in NGC census, ex-Whittier. CT-402; KM-17. Scarcer variety with large 8 and space

between VTRA and QUE (Gilboy G-4-5), dusty tan toning on both sides, the pillars side slightly off-center, desirable pedigree, one of 3 at this grade at NGC. NGC certification number 4226216006. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1234. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758J. CT-293;

Choice, deeply toned XF with light adjustment marks on globes, no problems. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-18. 26.86 grams.

1237. Guatemala, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1768P. CT-1051; KM-26. 13.44 grams. Bold XF, attractively toned, no problems. Estimate:

$600-$900.

1235. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759P, 1238. Guatemala, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1768P, encap-

encapsulated NGC VF 25. CT-294; KM-18. Deeply and attractively toned except for high points, which are lightly worn per the grade, with aspirations of XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

sulated NGC F 12, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

Nicely toned over lustrous fields with even wear on details, much nicer than the grade indicates (especially as most examples are holed and therefore not slabbed with numeric grades). NGC certification number 4226216005. Estimate: $300-$450. CT-1239; KM-25.

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Guatemala (countermarked) 1239. Guatemala, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1768P, encapsulated NGC F details / surface hairlines, probably finest known in NGC census. CT-1460; KM-24. Bold strike with beautiful rainbow toning, a few minor marks on high points (actually VF in our opinion) but no visible hairlines, undoubtedly superior to the only other specimen graded by NGC (VG), the paucity of slabbed examples due to the fact that most are holed. NGC certification number 4226216004. Estimate: $400-$600.

Busts

1242. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on a PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR.

Countermark VF+, host AVF with good full cross and pillars-and-waves, two dates and mintmarks and assayers, holed at top of cross, attractively toned all over. Estimate: $350-$500. KM-96.2; host: S-P40, KM-26, CT-373. 26.71 grams.

1240. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1773P, encapsulated NGC AU 50, finest known in NGC census. CT-823; KM-36.1. Lustrous

and clearly high grade (with light toning at rims), but with somewhat crude obverse fields and heavy adjustment marks on DEI GRATIA, desirable as a two-year type with old mintmark G. NGC certification number 4216909004. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1243. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on a Guatemala cob 8 reales (17)48J, ex-Mehl.

KM-102; host: S-G1a, KM-12, CT-279. 26.25 grams. Broad flan with bold 8 of

date and G mintmark, nearly full pillars-and-worlds with bold (deep, AXF) countermark, weaker but also nearly full crown and shield on other side, with full assayer, all richly toned and VF/F for the issue, with old hole at edge. Pedigreed to B. Max Mehl (1/29/1943) and to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1197. Estimate: $300-$450.

1241. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790M. CT-618; KM-45. 26.89 grams.

Somewhat softly struck XF+ with prominent luster on reverse, old scratch in front of neck on obverse, weak and incomplete rims, scarce transitional issue. Estimate: $200-$300.

1244. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on a Guatemala cob 8 reales (1)752(J). KM-102;

XF countermark on Fine host with bold date and light rainbow toning, the flan mostly rectangular with hole at one end. Estimate: $300-$450.

host: S-G1a, KM-12, CT-284. 26.55 grams.

1245. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on a Guatemala cob 8 reales 1753(J). KM-102; host: S-G1a, KM-12, CT-285. 26.20 grams. Choice XF+ countermark, typi-

cally Fine host, with 100% full and bold date, lovely rainbow toning all over, crude old hole near edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1246. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark 1247. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains double (Type II, 1839), on a Mexico klippe 8 reales 1734/3MF, very rare. KM-107; host: S-M28, KM-48, CT-769. 26.41 grams. Host Fine+ but with all important details full (weak but certain overdate), choice countermark (AXF) in very center of reverse, holed at point in edge. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

countermark (Type IV, 1841) on a Lima, Peru, provisional 8 reales, 1822JP, “Peru Libre� (rare combination). KM-121.2

(host 136). 26.77 grams Host is a pleasant XF (date side slightly offcenter), countermarks even better (AU). Unlike a true counterstamp, the two sides of this countermark were applied separately. Estimate: $500-$750.

Guatemala (Central American Republic)

1248. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1846/2AE/MA, CREZCA/CRESCA, encapsulated NGC AU 50. KM-4; Eliz-105. Nice strike (nearly full leaves), with choice rainbow toning at rims. Estimate: $400-$600.

1249. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1841G, very rare. KM-1. 0.55 gram. VG, no major issues, key date and listed as rare without values in KM. Estimate: $500-$750.

Guatemala (Republic)

1250. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1889MG. KM-208. 24.84 grams. Scarce 1251. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1894, struck 15% off-center on date, AU example with light marks and surface hairlines, most luster remaining. Estimate: $500-$750.

both sides (rare error). KM-210. 24.98 grams. Lustrous UNC with faint hairlines and small planchet flaw in center of Liberty, the centering error quite rare and dramatic. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Haiti

1256. Haiti, copper 6 centimes, AN 46 / 1849, encapsulated NGC AU 55 BN, ex-Byrne. KM-32. Choice, light chocolate-brown color, with sharply defined details for the type, rare in such excellent condition. Pedigreed to the Ray Byrne collection (1975). Estimate: $300-$450.

1252. Haiti, 12 centimes, AN 10 (1813), small P below cannons, very rare, encapsulated NGC XF 45, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-unl. (cf. 11). Specialists have

Honduras (provisional “imitation cobs”)

conjectured that the P stands for either “provisional” or the mint of Port-au-Prince. A well-centered example with light gold toning, small planchet flaw at 9 o’clock on obverse, very rare variety (as evidenced by the low population seen at NGC). NGC certification number 2806809001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1253. Haiti, 12 centimes, AN XI

(1814), encapsulated NGC MS 63.

KM-11. Axis

rotated 90 degrees; very sharp strike that brings out considerable details, light gold toning with muted luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

1257. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, (1823), rare. KM-71.1. 1.43 grams. Bold VF, richly toned and well detailed but with slightly crude peripheries due to off-center strike, especially rare without hole or other damage. Originally sold as lot #23 in Almanzar’s auction November 30, 1981, cataloged erroneously as Argentine province Mendoza. Estimate: $600-$900.

Honduras (Central American Republic) 1254. Haiti, 6 centimes, AN 10 (1813), rare, encapsulated

PCGS XF40.

KM-10. Tiny silver coin, the only year of this “snake type,” rarely encountered in any grade, this specimen nicely toned with traces of muted luster. Less than six are known of this earliest type; after the sale of Ray Byrne’s collection in 1975, perhaps only four examples in any grade have been offered. The catalog for the Lissner collection sale put it this way: “National Museum of Haiti may not possess one & British Museum has only Fine grade.” The “snake” design is very interesting and is usually found in Santo Domingo and the Caribbean as a form of nose- or ear-ring made in gold. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1255. Haiti, 100 centimes, AN 27 (1830), Boyer, encapsu-

lated NGC MS 61. KM-A23. Well-struck specimen with very light rainbow toning, no major problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1258. Honduras (Central America Republic), 1 real, 1830TF,

encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-19.2. 3.27 grams. Very choice piece with exquisite rainbow toning, among the finest graded by NGC. Estimate: $300-$450.

Honduras (provisional)

1259. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional (low-silver) 2 reales, 1833F, encapsulated NGC AU 50. KM-19. Darkly toned due to low silver content (0.333 fineness, the rest copper), well-centered strike with light adjustment marks, traces of luster on obverse (which is slightly off-center). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Honduras (Republic) Ireland

1260. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1887/5.

KM-51. 12.33 grams.

Choice AU, possibly finest known, bright luster with beautiful gold toning throughout and blue / purple hues over Liberty and the pedestal, no major issues. Estimate: $300-$450.

1264. Ireland, brass “gun money” crown, James II, 1690.

Sp-6578; KM-103.1. 15.26 grams. AU, rarely seen with the armor struck up this sharply, light verdigris (typical) and small faint scratches between the horse’s hind legs, glossy, dark brown toning with sharply struck centers. Estimate: $350-$500.

Jamaica 1261. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1902/801, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-50a. Rare in Mint State (NGC has seen only two, the other being an MS 64), this example with bright luster and spots of gold toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1265. Jamaica (British administration), 3 shillings 4 pence,

“GR” double countermark (1758) on a Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758MM, rare, encapsulated PCGS G06, C/M VF Details, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. KM-7. Choice full countermark on pillars side, the reverse-side countermark very weak, clear details but uneven wear on host, deeply toned all over. PCGS certification number 80467102. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1262. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, (1895) mule, very rare, encapsulated NGC AU 50 BN, finest and only specimen in NGC census, ex-Roberts. KM-60. Reverse struck from a Lovett die of 1878-80, obverse struck from a die of the standard type that began in 1881. Deeply toned, a one-year type, quite rare in any grade, with less than ten known. NGC certification number 3313001019. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1263. Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1889, encapsulated NGC MS 61 BN. KM-45. Unflawed and well struck, deep

chocolate color. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico (colonial) Pillars

1266. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733/2F, mintmark M.X, extremely rare, with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient (unique). Gilboy-M-8-3b; CT-771; KM-103. 26.93

grams. This is a very interesting issue (and so rare that it is unlisted in the Freeman Craig treatise, also the first specimen we have offered), as it proves that the oddball “mintmark MX� die began in 1732, but that die was not used until this 1733 issue with 3/2. A diagnostic of this die, plainly visible on this coin, is a scratch on the die to the right of the right-hand pillar. In any case only two examples have crossed the auction block in recent years: The David Gray specimen (Ponterio, October 2014, for $16,000 hammer) and the Isaac Rudman specimen (Heritage, August 2016, for $28,000 hammer). What is unique about the present piece is that the pillars side is graced with three large chopmarks and one small chop, nicely toned XF with encrustation in places at rims, tiny square holes at top and bottom. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1267. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, small crown, three mouldings atop pillars, rare. Gilboy-M-8-5a; CT-776; KM-103. 26.81 grams. Choice

XF with beautiful rich toning all over, no corrosion, parts of rims weak (as made), rather rare as nonsalvage. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1268. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752MF. CT-329; KM-104.1. 26.77 grams. Very bold AU- with toning

around rims (only, the rest bright), very light adjustment marks on shield. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1269. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1761MM, tip of cross between H and I. CT-886; KM-105. 26.94 grams. Very lightly gold-toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

1273. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII

transitional (armored bust), 1810HJ. CT-543; KM-110. 26.78 grams

Highly lustrous UNC with surface hairlines, sharp strike, very flashy. Estimate: $200-$300.

1274. Mexico City, Mexico, real, Ferdinand VII, bust 1 real,

1270. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1762MM, tip of cross between H and I, encapsulated NGC XF 45. CT-891; KM-105. Deeply toned around details, rather attractive within the constraints of the grade. Estimate: $350-$500.

1821JJ, encapsulated NGC MS 63. CT-1181; KM-83. Choice strike and luster, the bust particularly well detailed and obviously lacking any kind of wear or handling. Final date of series. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico (War of Independence) American Congress

1275. Mexico, American Congress, 1 real, (1813), CON-

GRESO AMERICANO, fat eagle, encapsulated NGC VF 25, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-216. 3.63 grams. Fat-eagle type with government name spelled out, gold toning with dark sediment around details, typically somewhat crude yet among the best known. NGC certification number 4431157-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

1271. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

Chihuahua

1768MF. CT-907; KM-105. 26.84 grams. Low-contrast AXF with faint toning on shield-side fields, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

Busts

1276. Chihuahua, Mexico, cast silver 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812RP, missing control marks, very rare. CT-unl (cf. 390); KM-unl (cf. 123). 25.60 grams. An emergency Royalist issue in the usual cast silver

1272. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1775FM.

CT-920; KM-106.2. 26.87 grams. UNC details with surface hairlines, lustrous and starting to tone at rims, obverse struck slightly off-center. Estimate: $300-$450.

but lacking the requisite control marks from the mint’s treasurer and comptroller (T to left and pillars-and-pomegranate to right), first we have seen or heard of, that was probably the result of striking over a Durango 8R, crude Fine with scratches on obverse over bust, divots in reverse (most likely from casting process), light grey toning but darker around legend letters. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Durango

1277. Chihuahua, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818RP, struck over a Chihuahua cast bust 8 reales no date (1810-13), assayer RP, with control marks. CT-396; KM-111.1.

26.14 grams. Interesting overstruck example with much undercoin

detail, including (especially) the countermarks, richly toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

1280. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1812RM. CT-406; KM-26.42. 26.42 grams. Struck with the Mexican “armored bust” portrait rather than the proper bust that was used later the same year. Stylistically, all of the Durango-mint 8 reales of this period are unusual, some showing transitional features. VF with very crude strike, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

1278. Chihuahua, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818RP, struck over a Chihuahua cast bust 8 reales no date (1810-13), assayer RP, with control marks. CT-396; KM-111.1.

27.82 grams. VF with contrasting toning, clear undercoin details (es-

pecially the control marks), the overstrike with areas of strong details (hair, legends), some marks as expected on these issues. Estimate: $250-$375.

1281. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1815MZ, encapsulated NGC VF 30. CT-413; KM-111.2. Slightly crude strike with a few minor weak spots, richly toned with faint verdigris, no big problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

1279. Chihuahua, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1282. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821RP, struck with Durango portrait dies, struck over an unknown coin with herringbone edge, rare, ex-Peters. CT-399;

1816MZ, ex-Calbetó. Calbetó-75; CT-414; KM-111.2. 26.71 grams. Fine style “proper bust” of Ferdinand VII, very scarce date, choice XF with typical flan flaws but main devices not affected, old scratch on bust, light grey toning with colorful hues. Pedigreed to the Gabriel Calbetó collection (duplicates), with his envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

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KM-111.1. 26.01 grams. Clearly an overstrike but with no undercoin details except for the herringbone edge, XF with two small divots in front of neck, light colorful toning. Pedigreed to Jess Peters, with his envelope. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Guadalajara

1283. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1817MZ. CT-KM-111.2. 24.61 grams. Despite its debased appearance (AVF with strong gold color and patches of original silver showing through in worn areas) and low weight, this piece assays at 83.43% silver, 0.3% gold, and 0.23% lead with the balance most likely copper. Estimate: $200-$300.

1286. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1814MR, no dot before HISPAN. but later date); KM-111.3. 26.55 grams. Rare

Calbetó-110; CT-unl (Type 105

variety lacking the dot before HISPAN (as for 1813), abrasively cleaned, with part of shield weak and bearing small divots, otherwise well-struck details for the type, XF overall. Estimate: $150-$225.

1284. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819CG, “IIISPAN” error, ex-Calbetó.

Calbetó-80; CT-421; KM-

Engraver clearly used punches for the letter “I” in place of an “H,” not mentioned in the Calbetó reference despite his possession of this example, crude VF with weak strike and faint old scratches. Pedigreed to the Gabriel Calbetó collection (duplicates), with his envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

111.2. 26.57 grams.

1285. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1821CG. CT-426; KM-111.2. 27.39 grams. Scarce high grade (near AU),

with small planchet flaws on reverse in and around the crown, bright luster with colorful toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1287. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821FS. CT-445; KM-111.3. 27.05 grams. Lustrous AU with very light rainbow toning, small planchet flaws on right side of obverse, no major marks or scratches. Estimate: $300-$450.

1288. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821FS, one fleur over two fleurs in center of shield, rare, ex-Calbetó. Calbetó-120; CT-448; KM-111.3. 27.17 grams. A rare error

variety in XF grade, the rim slightly flattened at date and with light old scratch in field to right of crown on reverse, choice dark toning in center with color around edges. Pedigreed to the Gabriel Calbetó collection (duplicates), with his envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

1289. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1814MR.

CT-718; KM-102.4. 13.16 grams. AU with choice rainbow toning, much higher grade than usual for the type, with the typical weak strike only in parts of legends and shield. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Zacatecas

AVF with dark, contrasting toning, broad flan extending past design. Somewhat rare like all Guadalajara minors below 4 reales from the War of Independence. Estimate: $200-$300. CT-1277; KM-74.2. 2.00 grams.

La Comandancia Militar

1293. Zacatecas provisional 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1811, with Veracruz / Morelos (insurgent) countermark (1815). BW-

XF countermark, crude host coin, at least XF for wear but almost devoid of detail, with scrape across base of mountain, light gold toning, yet interesting for the retrograde “S” in legend, “11” in date, and ordinal “IIV,” features that can be used to confirm a die-match with lot #11181 of the Stack’s-Bowers and Ponterio auction of November 2012. Estimate: $400-$600.

109.10; Grove-2310; KM-265.6. 22.73 grams.

1291. La Comandancia Militar, Mexico, 8 reales, Ferdinand

VII, LCM countermark (after 1812) on a Chihuahua bust 8 reales 1817RP struck over a Chihuahua cast bust 8 reales no date (1810-13) assayer RP. KM-194.2; CT-395. 24.90 grams. This

piece is a fascinating example of the need for good coinage during the War of Independence, with both countermark and overstrike, the LCM bold and complete (VF) and the host coin Fine with original host coin control marks still visible, small divots below crown on reverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

National Congress 1294. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814AG, ex-Calbetó.

Calbetó-1769; CT-685; KM-111.5. 26.21 grams.

Very crude Fine struck with partially broken dies, rose toning with gold hues. Pedigreed to the Gabriel Calbetó collection (duplicates), with his envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

1292. Tlalpujahua, Mexico (National Congress), silver 1 real, 1812, date facing out, encapsulated NGC VF 25, finest and only known specimen in NGC census for this issue but mislabeled as a 1/2 real. CT-1403; KM-211. 3.07 grams. Rare and choice in terms of wear, strike and attractiveness, with full VICE FERD VII DEI GRATIA ET (unlike most examples) and (N)AT IND GUV T 1R SM visible outside off-center quiver and bow-and-arrows device, nice rainbow toning. NGC certification number 4431157-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

1295. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1819AG, “GRATA” error. CT-693; KM-111.5. 26.73 grams. Desirable error with GRATIA misspelled as “GRATA,” VF/XF with some remaining luster and a strong, bold strike. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Mexico (Republic) Reales 1296. Zacatecas, Mexico, provisional 1 real, Ferdinand VII,

1811-L.V.O., flowers and castles in shield. CT-1239; KM-183. 3.41 grams. VF+ with weak centers but boldly contrasting toning, scarce

issue. Estimate: $300-$450.

Mexico (Empire of Iturbide)

1300. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1837PJ, encapsulated NGC MS 62. DP-Go19; KM-377.8. Lustrous, with light rose toning around rims. Estimate: $300-$450.

1297. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, 1822JM, Iturbide. KM-

309. 26.98 grams. Lustrous AU, light marks, no major issues. Estimate:

$350-$500.

Mexico (Empire of Maximilian) 1301. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1840/30PJ, encapsulated NGC MS 62. DP-Go22; KM-377.8. Scarcer overdate va-

riety struck on later-stage dies with traces of obverse-reverse clashing, grey patina, much luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

1298. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1866, Maximilian, en-

capsulated NGC MS 62. KM-388.1. Bold, well-centered strike with choice rainbow toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

1302. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1841OM,

encapsulated NGC MS 63, tied for finest known in NGC census. DP-Zs21; KM-377.13. Flashy despite the usual poor strike,

with die rust and adjustment marks on reverse, small planchet flaw at 11 o’clock on obverse, rare this nice. NGC certification number 2801351014. Estimate: $400-$600.

1299. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1866, Maximilian. KM-

388.1. 26.99 grams. Lustrous UNC with light surface hairlines, bold strike and strong details. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1303. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1844OM,

encapsulated NGC MS 61. DP-Zs24; KM-377.13. Weak feathers on

eagle’s breast, choice gold toning around design elements and some luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

1307. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1859PF, encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Go43; KM-377.8. Choice rainbow toning over lustrous surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

1308. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1862CH, 1304. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1852PF, encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Mo50; KM-377.10. Interesting example

encapsulated NGC MS 62. DP-Go36; KM-377.8. Very lustrous with

centers slightly weak but notable as on the higher side of Mint State coins seen at NGC. Estimate: $150-$225.

1305. Culiacan, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1854CE,

Sonora cap variety. DP-Cn09; KM-377.3. 27.11 grams. Variety with large

eagle and Liberty cap, important for a mint collection, in Fine grade with even wear and no distracting marks, faint rose toning around legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

with frosty die rust on lustrous (nearly prooflike) fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1309. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1863YF,

encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Go48; KM-377.8. Softly struck (typical for this date), with beautiful gold toning over muted luster, few light bagmarks and scratch on eagle’s breast. Estimate: $200-$300.

1310. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1863TH, 1306. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1858FH, encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Mo52; KM-377.10. Weakly struck wide date variety, encapsulated NGC MS 63.

DP-Mo44; KM-

A choice and beautiful coin with bold, proof-like luster and few bagmarks, among the finest listed in the NGC census. Estimate: $200-$300. 377.10.

centers but with bright white luster and prooflike fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1311. Chihuahua, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1864JC, 1314. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1875FR, encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Ca37; KM-377.2. Struck with later-

stage dies showing numerous die-cracks and “rounding” of some details, bright white with small streaks of darker toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1312. Culiacan, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1865CE,

six-pointed star variety, encapsulated NGC MS 62. DP-Cn22; KM-377.3. Very

rare variety with only one higher in NGC census, lustrous surfaces, two faint scratches in field above denomination, red and purple toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Go55; KM-337.8. Boldly struck and well detailed, with an interesting incuse circle over the Liberty cap and dot in eagle’s feathers on opposite side (noted in KM), muted luster, red and blue toning throughout. Estimate: $200-$300.

1315. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1883/2JS, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. DPZs68; KM-377.13. Only known example in MS at NGC. Clear overdate details, few bag marks, iridescent toning over luster. NGC certification number 2801351017. Estimate: $200-$300.

1313. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1873FR, 1316. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

encapsulated NGC MS 64.

Highly lustrous, with only one higher at MS 65 in NGC census, well struck with bold details, number of die-cracks within the rays, light brown toning mainly around and above the eagle. Estimate: $250-$375. DP-Go53; KM-377.8.

1886/76RR/BR, encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Go69; KM-377.8.

Tied with one other for second-finest known, the finest (MS 64) sold in the Nogales Collection sale in September 2013 for $800. All known examples of this date are overdates, but this example is also an assayer RR/BR variety (not noted on the slab). Muted luster with iridescent color around the rim. Estimate: $300-$450.

1317. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1886JS, encapsulated NGC MS 65. DP-Zs71; KM-377.13. Well struck and

lustrous, with die-polish lines and die-cracks, mostly light gold toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1318. Culiacan, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1888AM, encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Cn50; KM-377.3. Well-centered strike,

1322. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1895FZ, encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Zs81; KM-377.13. Soft strike evident

some die-polish lines, beautiful gold toning with blue hues over high points and rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

on cap and eagle, significant die-polish lines visible in the highly reflective fields, spotty light brown toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1319. San Luis PotosĂ­, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

1323. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1897AM,

white, lustrous coin with typical light friction marks on high points. Estimate: $250-$375.

with bright white, lustrous fields and well-detailed design, higher end of MS grades seen at UNC. Estimate: $250-$375.

1888MR, encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Pi79; KM-333.12. Bright

encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Mo85; KM-377.10. Final year of type,

1324. San Luis PotosĂ­, Mexico, cap-and-rays 4 reales,

1320. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1888FZ, 1847AM, ex-McCormick. KM-375.8. 13.48 grams. Lightly cleaned

encapsulated NGC MS 63. DP-Zs74; KM-377.13. Slightly soft strike,

some die-polish lines, rainbow toning with streaks of black. Estimate: $150-$225.

XF+ with strong die-polish lines (common for the issue), small marks and scratches, light rim bruises, bright luster. Pedigreed to the McCormick collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1325. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 2 reales, 1863TH, 1321. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1892FZ, encapsulated NGC MS 64. DP-Zs78; KM-377.13. Centered strike

with numerous die-cracks (typical), light blue toning with spots of red and yellow. Estimate: $200-$300.

encapsulated NGC MS 66, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. KM-374.10. Frosty die rust on both sides,

choice rainbow toning around edges, tied with one other for top grade in NGC census. NGC certification number 3735752006. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1326. Real de Catorce, Mexico, cap-and-rays 2 reales,

1863ML, rare. KM-374.1. 6.73 grams. AXF with heavy planchet ad-

justment lines, grey patina. A rare mint whose products are all dated 1863 despite mintage through the year 1869, the frozen date due to Imperial occupation from 1863 to 1866. Estimate: $300-$450.

1329. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, “Caballito,” 1910,

encapsulated NGC MS 64. KM-453. Above-average Mint State example with well-defined features (Liberty’s face, eagle’s feathers), some bagmarks in ground beneath eagle and die-polish lines throughout, light purple toning with gold hues. First year of issue for a short-lived (1910-1914) but popular series. Estimate: $250-$375.

1327. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, cap-and-rays 2 reales, 1863RO.

KM-374.11. 6.90 grams. Lustrous UNC with adjustment marks and die-polish lines, dark orange toning with blue hues around rims. Nice example of the key date for San Luis Potosí 2 reales. Estimate: $300-$450.

Decimal

1330. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, “Caballito,” 1913,

even-spaced date variety, encapsulated NGC MS 64. KM-453.

Lustrous, blast white coin with typical light friction marks on high points and some die-polish lines, above average grade (mostly MS 63 examples in NGC census). Estimate: $250-$375.

Mexico (revolutionary) 1328. Guanajuato, Mexico, 1 peso, 1871S, encapsulated

NGC MS 61. KM-408.4. Among the finer Mint State examples (highest grade seen in NGC census is MS 62), with bright white luster, light bagmarks, large die-crack across bottom above PESO, light gold toning around eagle. Estimate: $200-$300.

1331. Chihuahua, Mexico, 1 peso, 1915FM, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-619. Army of the North revolutionary coinage is-

sued by Francisco “Pancho” Villa, typical soft strike but well-defined eagle and snake details, gold toning with peripheral darkening, tough to find in Mint State without problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1332. Durango (Cuéncame), Mexico, 1 peso, “Muera Huerta,” 1914, continuous border, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-621. Popular “Muera Huerta” (Death to Huerta) coinage issued by Pancho Villa, smooth surfaces without pitting as was common, dark grey patina with gold toning, strong die-cracks, very rare in Mint State. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1334. Oaxaca, Mexico, provisional copper 3 centavos, 1915, 1333. Durango (Cuéncame), Mexico, 1 peso, “Muera Huer-

ta,” 1914, dot-dash border. KM-622. 25.34 grams. Bold XF+ with

strong die-cracks and clash marks (typical), lustrous with grey patina, curious and popular issue under Pancho Villa. Estimate: $500-$750.

PROVISIO variety, encapsulated NGC MS 61 BN.

KM-711.

Fully brown coin with original surfaces and light carbon spotting. Interesting brief coinage struck on cut copper banding, tough to find in Mint State with no problems. Estimate: $600-$900.

Netherlands (United)

1335. Campen, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1647, 1336. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1648,

encapsulated NGC MS 61, tied for finest known in NGC census. KM-42.2; Dav-4879. Lustrous and with very clean fields (hence the high grade, which is rare for this type) but with typically crude centers, the legends full and bold, no toning, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census (next highest grade being VF). NGC certification number 3735795027. Estimate: $400-$600.

encapsulated NGC MS 62.

KM-36; Dav-4850. Lustrous coin with soft strike and weak areas (common), blast white without toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1337. Zwolle, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1649,

encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest and only specimen in NGC census. KM-46; Dav-4885. Slightly soft strike with weak centers (typi-

cal), small carbon spotting and surface roughness, bright luster with faint gold toning. NGC certification number 3735795015. Estimate: $200-$300.

Nicaragua (provisional “imitation cobs”) 1338. Nicaragua (León), provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823 P.M.P.Y., very rare, encapsulated NGC AU 53. KM-unl. (var. of 15.1 under Honduras). 6.7 grams. Probably the finest

known of this León type with “pine tree” tops of pillars, a type rarely seen without a hole or significant damage, this specimen with full pillars and full but off-center cross, lustrous and lightly toned. See Carlos Jara’s book Central American Provisional and Provincial Mints (2007) for more information about the attribution of this type to León. Pedigreed to Roberto Ulloa (El Salvador). Estimate: $2,000-up.

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Panama

1339. Panama, 1/4

balboa, 1932, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, ex-Whittier.

KM-11.1. Well-centered and strongly struck coin with bold luster, small carbon spot below A in BALBOA, light gold and purple toning. NGC certification number 2803604011. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1340. Panama, 1/10 balboa, 1934, encapsulated NGC MS 66, finest

known in NGC census, ex-Whittier (stated inside slab). KM-10.1. Bright, lustrous coin with well-

defined details, faint gold toning throughout, mark-free surfaces. NGC certification number 2803604011. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Paraguay 1341. Paraguay (struck in Buenos Aires), 1 peso, 1889. KM-

Lustrous Mint State with well-centered bold strike, light gold toning, strong die-polish lines and small green copper spots above rays and on star. A one-year type of which many were melted. Estimate: $350-$500.

5. 24.97 grams.

Peru (colonial) Pillars

1342. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1753J. CT-307;

KM-55.1. 27.02 grams. Lustrous

Mint State with light surface hairlines, dark spot of blue toning on REX, choice strike and desirable early date with single-letter assayer. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1343. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759JM, dot above one mintmark.

CT-319; KM-55.2; Eliz-10. 26.51 grams.

Low-contrast XF with light, uneven toning and hints of luster, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

1344. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1772JM,

dot over one mintmark, encapsulated NGC AU 53. KM-64.2; Gilboy-L-8-25A. Deeply

CT-850;

toned with traces of luster, nice center strike, popular as the last date of the pillar dollar series, this specimen superior to both the Victor Jaramillo and the Dan Holmes examples. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Peru (Republic)

1350. Puerto Rico (under Spain), half dollar, fleur-de-lis countermark (1884) on a USA (Philadelphia mint) seated Liberty half dollar, date not visible (1854-5), rare, ex-Heifetz. 1345. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1822JP, “Peru Libre.”

KM-136.

26.64 grams. Lustrous AU with weak centers, struck with rusty dies,

typical off-center strike, mostly white with faint brown toning spots. Estimate: $300-$450.

KM-10. 11.98 grams. G/VG host (Type Three with arrows at date and no

rays around eagle), Fine countermark on obverse, surface corrosion, plugged at date, dark grey toning, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Jascha Heifetz collection (Superior auction of December 1989, lot #313). Estimate: $300-$450.

Romania

1351. Romania (Bucharest mint), 1 leu, Carol I, 1884B, encapsulated MS 63. KM-

22. Strong details, bold strike, light gold toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

1346. Cuzco, South Peru, 8 reales, 1838MS. KM-170.4. 26.26

grams. Bright AU with small surface marks and hairlines, planchet flaws

Russia

over A in PERUANA, strong strike with significant reverse design details. Estimate: $200-$300.

1347. Arequipa, South Peru, 1/2 real, 1837, encapsulated NGC XF 40. KM-168. Light, even wear with a wellcentered strike, nice grey patina. Estimate: $300-$450.

1348. Arequipa, Peru, 1/5 sol, 1885AC, very rare. KM-191a. 4.82 grams. One-year provisional

issue (about 8-10 examples reported, this specimen among the finest known for the type), with full but slightly crude details, VF with hint of toning and luster. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1352. Russia (St. Petersburg mint), 1 rouble, Nicholas I,

1830-HT, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-C161. Well-centered strike with nice surfaces, numerous die cracks, very light gold toning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Spain

Puerto Rico (under Spain)

1349. Puerto Rico (under Spain), half dollar, fleur-de-lis countermark (1884) on a USA (Philadelphia mint) seated Liberty half dollar, 1854, rare. KM-10. 12.27 grams. VF counter-

mark on reverse of a VF host (Type Three, with arrows at date and no rays around eagle), plugged hole over 10th star, light grey toning. Estimate: $400-$600.

1353. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1708Y, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. CT-1381; KM-275. Bold and lustrous, with die-polish lines and die-cracks, large rims as made. Finest known at NGC by far (only two others at VF seen in NGC census), but note that NGC calls it “cross between 17-08” whereas the true version of that variety has much more separation between the digits (see CT). NGC certification number 3841620008. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Tortola (British Virgin Islands)

1354. Madrid, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1723A, 3 fleurs-de-lis, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. CT-1250; KM-296. Brilliant white luster, strongly struck with bold details, easily finest known with the closest example graded AU 55 in NGC census. NGC certification number 3841620009. Estimate: $400-$600.

1357. Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 4 shillings 1-1/2 pence

(half dollar), no date (1805-1824), “TIRTILA” countermark on obverse of a half-cut of a Mexico bust 8 reales of Charles III (assayer FM). Prid-8; KM-10. 11.57 grams Very bold and full VF

countermark with dark toning around letters, the host only Good but with clear king’s face, mintmark oM and assayer FM, old scratch at bottom, popular Caribbean cut. Estimate: $400-$600.

Uruguay 1355. Barcelona, Spain, 2-1/2 pesetas, Joseph Napoleon, 1809, encapsulated NGC MS 62, CT Cover Coin. CT-37; KM-68. Lustrous, bright white with light grey toning in fields, very light adjustment marks, very rare grade, second finest known in NGC census, desirable pedigree. Plated in color on the dust-jacket cover of the 2008 edition of Calicó’s Numismática española. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1358. Uruguay, 1 peso fuerte, 1844, coin rotation.

KM-5.

26.79 grams. Nice AXF, some marks (scratches above UN on reverse),

light rainbow toning, popular one-year type that is effectively the only crown made in this country. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1356. Madrid, Spain, 20 reales de vellon, Joseph Napoleon, 1811AI, small eagle, encapsulated NGC AU 58. CT-29; KM-551.2.

Beautiful, lustrous surfaces and centered strike, die-polish lines, very light wear on high points only, light gold toning darkening over bust, rare in this high grade. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1359. Uruguay (struck in Paris), 1 peso, 1877-A, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-17. Well-centered and detailed design with light friction marks on high points (center oval, PESO outline), diepolish lines, light gold toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1360. Uruguay, 50 centavos, 1917, encapsulated NGC MS

63.

Beautiful toning with rainbow hues around rim, wellcentered strike. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-22.

1361. Uruguay, copper 20 centésimos, 1843/40, encapsu-

lated NGC AU 50 BN. KM-2.2. Chocolate-brown toning, with light marks and sections of weak rims, rare in this high grade. Estimate: $500-$750.

Venezuela (Caracas “imitation cobs”) 1362. Caracas, Venezuela, “imitation cob” 2 reales, “817” date (1817), rare. KM-C13.2.

4.34 grams. Perfectly round with full details, nicely toned AXF, no problems, popular issue. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Venezuela (Caracas royalist)

1363. Caracas, Venezuela, royalist 4 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820BS, lions at upper right and lower left, rare. KM-C7.2. 9.05 grams. A popular key piece from early Venezuela, struck over a trimmed colonial issue (minimal details visible), this example with lovely rich toning, full inner details but parts of rim design weak due to centering, typically holed at one end of cross, XF overall. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1364. Caracas, Venezuela, royalist 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819/8BS, lions at upper right

and lower left. KM-C6.1. 4.82 grams. Nicely toned VF+ with full details, tape residue on (slightly offcenter) pillars side. Estimate: $500-$750.

Venezuela (Republic) 1365. Venezuela, nickel proof pattern 1 centavo, 1852, double reverse, encapsulated NGC PF 62. KM-Pn25. Lustrous, light marks in bright proof surfaces, some die-polish lines, faint gold toning, denomination and date within wreath, only 5-7 pieces known (according to KM). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Akarnania 1369. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, circa 272-240 BC, “boy on dolphin.” Vlasto-836 to 841. 6.58 grams. Youth on horseback left, crowning horse with wreath / Taras astride dolphin swimming left, hurling trident; to right, owl standing left, head facing. Bold, attractively toned AVF with full details. Estimate: $300-$450.

1366. Akarnania, Anaktorion, AR stater, 350-300 BC, “pega-

sus.” Pegasi-29; BCD-83. 8.34 grams. Pegasus flying left, AN monogram below forehooves / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head; behind, AN monogram and tripod within wreath. Bold VF with lovely bluish toning, full details. Estimate: $250-$375.

Attica

1370. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, circa 272-240 BC, “boy

on dolphin.” HN Italy-1024; Vlasto-846. 6.35 grams. Youth on horseback left, crowning horse / Taras, holding kantharos and distaff, riding dolphin left; to right, cock standing left. Attractively toned VF, full details. Estimate: $300-$450.

1367. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, “owl,” 440-404 BC,

circa 430 BC. 16.95 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Exceptionally bold XF+, full details, very deeply impressed into thick flan. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

Calabria

1368. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, circa 390-385 BC, “boy on dolphin.”

Warrior on horse left, holding small round shield; Y below / Phalanthos astride dolphin left. Bold, lightly toned AVF, the dolphin side off-center, cutting off the boy’s head. Estimate: $300-$450. Vlasto-385. 7.83 grams.

1371. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, circa 272-240 BC, “boy on dolphin.” BMC-214; Vlasto-877. 6.14 grams. Youth on horseback right, holding shield and two spears and brandishing a third / Taras left on dolphin, holding kantharos and trident; head of nymph left behind. Toned VF with traces of luster, front of dolphin off flan. Estimate: $300-$450.

1372. Calabria, Taras, AR nomos, circa 272-240 BC, “boy

on dolphin.” Vlasto-904 to 6; SNG ANS-1220 to 24. 6.17 grams. Horseman armed with short javelin on horse prancing right / boy on dolphin left, holding cantharus and spindle, initials and amphora right. Bold XF with lustrous fields, front of dolphin off flan. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Kingdom of Macedon

Kingdom of Thrace

1373. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC in the name of Alexander III (“the Great”), Amphipolis mint, struck under Antipater, ca. 322320 BC, encapsulated NGC Choice AU / strike 5/5 and surface 3/5. Price-109. 17.22 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing

1377. Kingdom of Thrace, AR drachm, Lysimachus, 305-281 BC, Cardia Mint (Lysimachia), ca.299-296 BC, encapsulated NGC AU / strike 5/5 and surface 5/5. Mueller-358. 4.41 grams. Head

of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left. Lustrous and boldly struck, nice full details. Estimate: $250-$375.

Macedon under Roman Rule

lion skin / Zeus seated left; in left field, Athena Promachos standing right. Full details with lustrous fields, slightly off-center reverse with one spot of minor porosity. Estimate: $500-$750.

1378. Macedon under Roman Rule, AR tetradrachm, ca. 1374. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Kassander,

as regent, 317-305 BC, in the name of Alexander III (“the Great”), Amphipolis mint, struck ca. 316-311 BC, encapsulated NGC AU / strike 5/5 and surface 2/5. Price-132. 17.31

grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left. Highly lustrous and fully detailed, the reverse slightly off-center, quite eye-catching overall. Estimate: $500-$750.

167-148 BC, 1st Meris, Amphipolis mint, encapsulated NGC AU / strike 5/5 and surface 4/5. SNG Copenhagen-1315. 16.89 grams.

Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, all within tondo of Macedonian shield / Horizontal club, monograms above and below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. Choice full strike, traces of luster on fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

Phoenicia (Byblus)

1379. Phoenicia, Byblus, Aynel, AR shekel, ca. 350-315 BC, encapsulated NGC XF / strike 3/5 and surface 3/5. SNG

(“the Great”), 336-323 BC, struck in the names of Kassander and Antigonos II, 310-275 BC. 17.23 grams. Head of Herakles

Three hoplites, holding shields, standing on galley left on waves; below, hippocamp left above murex / Lion attacking bull to left. Crude strike on obverse, bold reverse, some luster. Estimate: $500-$750.

1376. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Miletos mint, encapsulated NGC Choice AU / strike 5/5 and surface 5/5. Price-2090. 4.32 grams.

1380. Phoenicia, Tyre, AR tetradrachm “shekel of Tyre,”

1375. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left. Broad-flan XF with traces of luster and faint auburn toning around details. Estimate: $300-$450.

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left. Bold strike but not so lustrous as grade would indicate, partially toned reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

Copenhagen-132. 13.15 grams.

dated 39/38 BC (CY 88). BMC-175. 14.10 grams. Bust of Melkart right / Standing eagle left with lettering. Lightly struck VF obverse, bold XF reverse, traces of toning and luster. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Thrace

1381. Thrace, Islands of Thasos, AR tetradrachm, 2nd-1st centuries BC, encapsulated NGC Choice AU / strike 5/5 and surface 3/5. Le Rider, Thasiennes-51; HGC-6, 358. 16.92 grams. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Nude Herakles standing

facing, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm, M to inner left. Bold strike and highly lustrous but the fields not as smooth as they could be. Estimate: $350-$500.

Ancient Roman Roman Republic

1386. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Octavian, 43-27 BC,

uncertain Italian mint, struck 29-27 BC. RIC-272; RSC-124. 3.62 grams. Laureate head of Apollo of Actium right, with features of Oc-

1382. Roman Republic, AR didrachm (quadrigatus), Anony- tavian / Octavian plowing right with IMP CAESAR below. AVF with

mous, ca. 225-212 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-28/3; Sydenham-65; RSC24. 5.48 grams. Laureate head of Janus / Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt and

toning around details, hints of luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

holding scepter, in galloping quadriga right driven by Victory; ROMA in relief in linear frame. Toned, bold AXF with minor planchet flaws all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

1383. Roman Republic, serrate AR denarius, L. Roscius Fa-

batus, 64 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-412/1; Sydenham-915. 3.84 grams.

Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat’s skin headdress; uncertain objects behind / Female standing right, facing coiled serpent; quiver behind. UNC with lustrous fields, light toning, choice details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1384. Roman Republic, AR denarius, The Caesarians, Julius Caesar, circa 54-44 BC, moneyer C. Cossutius Maridianus, Rome mint. Crawford-480/19; Sydenham-1069. 4.10 grams. Laureate and

veiled head right; apex behind, lituus before / C COSSVTIVS and MARID-IANVS arranged in the form of a cross; A-A-A- F F in angles. AXF with light toning and underlying luster, slightly off-center strike. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1385. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, AprilAugust 49 BC, military mint traveling with Caesar. Crawford-443/1; CRI-9; Sydenham-1006; RSC-49. 3.64 grams. Elephant advancing

right, trampling on horned serpent, CAESAR in exergue / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Lightly toned VG, slightly off-center strike but all details full, popular issue. Estimate: $250-$375.

1387. Roman Republic, AR cistophorus, Augustus, 27 BC14 AD, Pergamum mint, struck 19-18 BC. RIC I-507; RPC I-2220;

RSC-202. 11.29 grams. Bare head right / Temple of Mars Ultor: circular, domed, tetrastyle temple set on five-tiered base; a signum within. Obverse AXF with slightly porous surface and slightly off-center, reverse XF+ with sharp details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $750-$1,000.

Roman Empire

1388. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD, Lugdunum mint, struck circa 5 BC. RIC-207; BMC-533. 3.58 grams. Laureate head of Augustus right / Caius and Lucius Caesars

standing facing, each supporting shield set on ground, spears resting against shields; above, lituus and simpulum turned inwards. Bold XF+ with luster and light gunmetal toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1389. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, struck 2 BC-12 AD. RIC-207; RSC-43. 3.73 grams. Laureate head of Augustus right / Gaius and Lucius,

both togate, standing facing and resting hands on two circular shields; crossed spears behind, simpulum and lituus in field above. Attractively toned VF+ with slightly off-center obverse. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1390. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Caligula, with Agrippina Senior (his mother), 37-41 AD, Lugdunum mint, struck 37 AD. RIC-14; RSC-2. 3.63 grams. Bare head of Caligula right / Draped bust of Agrippina right. Bold VF with attractive toning and full details, rare and popular issue. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1394. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Titus, 79-81 AD, struck

80 AD. RIC II-108; RSC-318. 3.29 grams. Laureate head of Titus right / Large wreath on curule chair. Choice, bold XF+ with lustrous fields and toning around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

1395. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Nerva (Marcus Cocceius

1391. Roman Empire, AR denarius “tribute penny,” Tiberius,14-37 AD, Lugdunum mint, struck 18-35 AD. BM-48,

C-16; Paris-28; RIC-30. 3.65 grams. Laureate

head of Tiberius right inside TI CAESAR DIVI - AVG F AVGVSTVS / Livia as Pax seated right, holding scepter and olive branch, throne legs ornamented, footstool below feet, single line beneath throne inside PONTIF - MAXIM. Lustrous XF with traces of toning, beautiful details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

Nerva), 96-98 AD, Rome mint, struck 97 AD. RIC-24; RSC-48.

3.00 grams. Laureate head of Nerva right / Simpulum, sprinkler, ewer

and litus pictured on a bare field. Bold XF with deep rainbow toning, scratches in front of head. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1396. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Macrinus, 217-218 AD, Antioch mint, struck 217-218 AD. RIC-80; RSC-108. 4.08 grams. 1392. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Vitellius, 69 AD, Rome

mint. RIC-105. 2.96 grams. Laureate head of Vitellius right / Libertas

standing facing right, holding pileus and long staff. Choice VF, toned all over, the reverse slightly off-center. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

Laureate bust of Macrinus draped right / Providence left holding wand and cornucopia, globe at feet. XF, fully detailed, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

Ancient Judaea

1397. Judaea, AE middle bronze, Bar Kokhba Revolt,

132-135 AD, encapsulated NGC Choice VF, strike 4/5 and surface 3/5. Hendin-1437; TJC-291. 13.10 grams. Paleo-Hebrew Simón,

seven-branched palm tree with two bunches of dates / For the freedom of Jerusalem, vine leaf on tendril. Full details under heavy verdigris, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $350-$500.

1393. Roman Empire, AV aureus, Titus, 79-81 AD, issued

as Caesar, encapsulated NGC F, strike 5/5 and surface 4/5.

Laureate head of Titus right / Eternity standing left, holding the heads of Sun and Moon in front of an altar. Evenly worn, with toning around details, all bold. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

RIC-210; Calicó-723. 7.03 grams.

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Byzantine Empire

1398. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Anastasius I, 491-518 1399. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin II, 565-578 AD, AD, Constantinople mint. DOC I-7a; SB-5. 4.46 grams. Diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman / Victory standing left, holding long cross surmounted by reversed staurogram. Lustrous AU with flan extending beyond design. Estimate: $500-$750.

Constantinople mint. DOC-4; SB-345. 4.30 grams. Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding crowning Victory on globus and shield decorated with soldier on horseback motif / Constantinopolis seated facing on throne, head right, holding scepter and globus cruciger. AU, highly lustrous but details somewhat crude, flan extending beyond design. Estimate: $400-$600.

U.S. Coins

Gold

Double eagles

1400. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1852,

no motto.

Muted luster, minor bagmarks throughout. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. KM-74.1. 33.26 grams.

1401. USA (Carson City mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1890-

CC.

KM-74.3. 33.37 grams.

$2,000-$3,000.

XF+, light marks and wear. Estimate:

1403. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1900.

KM-74.3. 33.43 grams. Minimal marks and abrasions, AU overall. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1404. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet Liberty,

1905-S. KM-74.3. 33.43 grams. Lustrous choice AU with many small bagmarks. Possible struck-through error on obverse between 12 and 13 stars. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1402. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet Liberty, 1899. KM-74.3. 33.44 grams.

$2,000.

AU coin with muted luster. Estimate: $1,250-

1405. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 St. Gaudens, 1908, no

motto. KM-127. 33.41 grams. XF with some wear but no major scratches or marks. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Eagles

1406. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1880.

1411. USA (San Francisco mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1905-

KM-102. 16.65 grams. XF with wear and light marks, rose toning around

S. KM-102. 16.68 grams. Somewhat lustrous AXF with some marks and

edges and letters. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

light scratches on obverse. Estimate: $500-$750.

1407. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1885.

1412. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 Indian, 1908, with

KM-102. 16.63 grams.

$700-$1,000.

Toned XF with light marks in fields. Estimate:

1408. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1888.

Cleaned XF, number of marks and scratches in fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-102. 16.69 grams.

motto. KM-130. 16.71 grams. Lustrous XF/AU with minor rim dings.

Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1413. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 Indian, 1911. KM-130. 16.72 grams. AU with faint marks and significant luster. Estimate:

$500-$750.

Half eagles

1409. USA (Philadelphia mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1897. KM-102. 16.65 grams. VF+

with interesting die cracks on both obverse and reverse, dark toning. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1414. USA (Dahlonega mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1844-D. AXF with some marks, toning around the rims. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

KM-69. 8.25 grams.

1415. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1880. 1410. USA (San Francisco mint), $10 coronet Liberty, 1898-

S. KM-102. 16.65 grams. VF with typical circulation marks and warm

KM-101. 8.33 grams. XF with muted luster and choice rose-gold (pink)

toning around design. Estimate: $350-$500.

toning in fields. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1416. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1881.

KM-101. 8.33 grams. XF with rose-gold toning around design as with prior lot. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1417. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1882. 1424. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1898. KM-101. 8.35 grams. XF

with muted luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-101. 8.27 grams. Dark

toned VF/XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

1418. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1884. 1425. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1908. KM-101. 8.31 grams. Darkly toned XF with very choice purple and pink

toning around edges. Estimate: $350-$500.

1419. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1885. KM-101. 8.33 grams. XF with muted luster and choice rose-gold (pink)

toning around design. Estimate: $350-$500.

XF with marks and light scratch on obverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

KM-101. 8.35 grams.

1426. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 Indian, 1909. KM-129. 8.34

grams. XF with light wear and marks. Estimate: $400-$600.

Quarter eagles

1427. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 coronet Liberty,

1420. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1886.

KM-101. 8.32 grams. Toned XF with muted luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

1901. KM-72. 4.17 grams. Warmly toned XF with light marks in fields and some luster. Estimate: $300-$450.

1421. USA (San Francisco mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1887-

KM-128. 4.19 grams.

1428. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian, 1909. S.

KM-101. 8.33 grams.

$350-$500.

XF with some luster remaining. Estimate:

$250-$375.

XF+ with rose toning over wear areas. Estimate:

1422. USA (San Francisco mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1892-S. KM-101. 8.28 grams. Dark

toned XF. Estimate: $350-$500.

1423. USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty, 1895.

XF+ with muted luster and some toning around rims and lettering. Estimate: $350-$500. KM-101. 8.33 grams.

1429. USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian, 1914, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-128. Light bagmarks and planchet adjustment lines in headdress on obverse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Gold dollars

1430. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 small Indian princess head (Type III), 1856, slanted 5. KM-86. 1.68 grams. XF+ with light hairlines. Estimate: $200-$300.

Modern

1431. USA (West Point mint), proof $50 eagle, 1993-W, encapsulated NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO. KM-219. Choice Ultra Cameo fields. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1432. USA (West Point mint), proof $50 eagle, 1998-W, encapsulated NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO. KM-219. Well deserving of the PF 70 Ultra Cameo grade. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1433. USA (Philadelphia mint), $50 eagle, 1998, encapsulated PCGS

MS69 / 9-11-01 / WTC Ground Zero Recovery. KM-219. This coin, along

with others, was recovered from the Bank of Nova Scotia vaults beneath 4 World Trade Center around two months after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1434. USA (private issue), proof James B. Longacre “Proposed Motto” double eagle (1 oz. of .999 gold), 2007, encapsulated NGC Ultra Cameo Gem Proof. Privately struck gold coin based on Longacre’s proposed double eagle design bearing the motto “OUR TRUST IS IN GOD.” Housed in original, wooden, promotional presentation box. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1435. USA (private issue), proof James B. Longacre “Proposed Motto” double eagle (1 oz. of .999 gold), 2007, encapsulated NGC Ultra Cameo Gem Proof. Privately struck gold coin based on Longacre’s proposed double eagle design bearing the motto “OUR TRUST IS IN GOD.” Housed in original, wooden, promotional presentation box. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Silver 1436. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 seated Liberty, 1846, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-71. Light, even wear and no distracting marks. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1437. Set of three USA (New Orleans mint) half dollars, seated Liberty, from the SS Republic (1865), encapsulated NGC Shipwreck Effect (C) UNC, representing US issue (1860-O), Louisiana issue (1861-O, W-07) and Confederate issue (1861O, W-15), in promotional case. KM-A68. 10-3/4” x 7-1/4” x 2-1/2” (case). All three coins display light surface corrosion (as noted with [C] UNC grades) and a fascinating commemorative set on the secession of Louisiana and its admission to the Confederate States during the Civil War. From the SS Republic (1865), in promotional case with certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1438. USA (Philadelphia mint), 10c seated Liberty, 1888, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-A92. Only a few small marks to

note along with colorful green, orange and red toning throughout with contrast between fields and design on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

Copper

1439. USA (San Francisco mint), 1 cent Indian head, 1909-

S, rare final date, encapsulated NGC AU 58 BN. KM-90a. Only light wear on high points and a deep, chocolate-brown toning with desirable wood grain effect on obverse. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Medals

Medals and Tokens

Argentina

1440. Buenos Aires, Argentina, gold medal, 1854, Constitution, struck over an Ecuador 4 escudos 1839, very rare. Cu-

Obverse with a bull, above legend EN 23 DE MAYO DE 1854 / EL ESTADO DE BUENOS AIRES; reverse with FUERTE Y UNIDO / JURA SU CONSTITUTION POLITICA around hands holding a book with a wreath encircling. Although 8,000 were struck in copper and 2,575 in silver, very few were made in gold struck on 4 escudos with only 5-6 known today. AU with light hairlines. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

nietti-135; Rosa-236/39; Burzio-5-10. 13.45 grams.

Bolivia (colonial) 1441. La Plata, Bolivia, 8R-sized silver proclamation medal, 1789, encapsulated NGC AU 50. Medina-179; Cayón-155. Obverse

with bust of Charles IV with date (1789) below and legend around reading CAROLUS IV HISP / ETIND / R; reverse with OPTIMO * PRINC * PUBLICE * FIDELIT * JURAT around crowned twoheaded eagle between pillars and mountains with castles, standard bearing arm and decapitated heads below. Lightly toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

Bolivia (Republic)

1442. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, ca. 1825, Depart-

ment of the Interior. Fonrobert-9431. 43?36mm; 31.18 grams. Obverse with Liberty standing with arms and cornucopia with legend MINISTRO DE ESTADO DEL DESPACHO DE / LO INTERIOR; reverse with seated Liberty holding laurel wreath, legend of ESPRESE EL SENTIMIETO DE MI PATRIA. AU with some toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1443. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, ca. 1825, Arts and Sciences Institute.

Fonrobert-9446 (but lower weight). 35x29 mm; 13.18 grams. Obverse with Minerva left, holding lance at an angle and shield,

below legend COLEJIO DE CIENCIAS Y ARTES; reverse with REPUBLICA / BOLIVIANO / LIBRE POR LA / CONSTITUCION above rose on stem. Toned UNC. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Session IV The following coin-sized medals (lots 1447-1456) were produced at the Bolivian national mint more or less for circulation as coins, and there is evidence they were preferred over the debased 1830JL series that the locals avoided. Nearly all the 1841-2 circulating-medal issues are represented here, most of them finest known.

1444. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, ca. 1825, Arts and

Sciences Institute. Fonrobert-unl. (cf. 9446 but lower weight and different Minerva). 34x29 mm; 11.91 grams. Obverse with Minerva facing, holding

upright lance and shield, below legend COLEJIO DE CIENCIAS Y ARTES; reverse with REPUBLICA / BOLIVIANA / LIBRE POR LA / CONSTITUCION above rose on stem. Toned UNC. Estimate: $350-$500.

1445. Bolivia, oval silver medal, Santa Cruz (1829-39),

patriotic military award, rare, encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9442. 27 x

33mm; 10.74 grams. Obverse with LA PATRIA PREMIA UN BUEN

SERVICIO; reverse with CODIGO DE PROCEDERES, CODIGO STA. CRUZ. NGC certification number 4431156002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1447. Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1826, Constitution, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9470; Burnett-13. 21mm; 3.39 grams. Obverse with BOLIVIANA over laurel wreath; reverse with Constitution (book) in rays. Full fineness. NGC certification number 4431156003. Estimate: $200-$300.

1446. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, (early to mid-1800s), Justice / Council of State.

Fonrobert-9425. 33x28mm; 16.27 grams.

Obverse with Justice seated, holding sword and scales; reverse with radiate sun and CONSEJO / DE / ESTADO (“S” die punch appears to be modified “8” punch) within wreath. Toned UNC with raised die-polishing marks on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

1448. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 sol-sized silver medal, 1835, marriage of Santa Cruz and Francisca Cernadas, encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest and only specimen in NGC census.

Obverse with heart inside wreath inside legend LOS EMPLEADOS ANO DE 1835; reverse with Cupid and dog under wreath A LAS VIRTUDES DE LA SRA. FCA. CERNADAS. Struck in honor of President Santa Cruz’s marriage with Francisco Cernadas. Deeply toned with underlying luster, rare grade. NGC certification number 4431156004. Estimate: $350-$500.

Fonrobert-9508; Burnett-13. 17mm; 1.64 grams.

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1449. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1839, Re-

generation of Bolivia, encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9524; Burnett-17. 20.5mm;

3.4 grams. Obverse with standing facing angel holding staff topped with liberty cap and with lion seated to the left, with .PATRIA LEY Y LIBERTAD. EN FEBRERO 9 D/E 1839; reverse with Phoenix rising from flames with POTOSI A LA REGENERACION DE BOLIVIA. Toned. NGC certification number 4431156012. Estimate: $200-$300.

1450. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1841, dedi-

cation to the President from the Department of Potosí, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9797; Burnett-21.1. 20mm; 3.4 grams. Obverse with sun

over mountains above EN 18.D.N. inside legend GRATITUD DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI; reverse with flag on pillar on pedestal inside legend AL DEFENSOR DE LA INDEPENDENCIA NACI.L. Traces of luster, extra-thick flan with unfinished edge (scarce). NGC certification number 4431156008. Estimate: $250-$375.

1451. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1842, Battle of

Yngavi, encapsulated NGC MS 66, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9799; Burnett-23. 20.5mm; 3.30 grams. Obverse with A/AL ILUSTRE VENCEDOR DE YNGAVI and bust of José Ballivian; reverse with LOS ASOGUEROS DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI 1842 around mountain of Potosí. Toned. NGC certification number 4431156006. Estimate: $350-$500.

1452. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1841 (issued in 1844), Battle of Yngavi, encapsulated NGC MS 66, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9800; Burnett-128. 20mm; 3.43 grams. Obverse with A/LA CAPITAL DE POTOSI and

LA ABUNDANCIA EN LA PAZ in exergue with native and cornucopia; reverse with AL IV ANIVERSARIO DE INGAVI and 18 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1841 in exergue. Toned gem. NGC certification number 4431156005. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1453. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1844, Ballivian, encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Fonrobert-9536; Burnett-26. 20mm; 3.30 grams. Obverse with PRESIDENTE CONSITUTOCIONAL J BALLIVIAN and bust of President; reverse with NOS DIOS PATRIA LEY Y PAZ 1844. Choice. NGC certification number 4431156007. Estimate: $200-$300.

1454. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1849, Belzu,

encapsulated NGC MS 65, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9549; Burnett-28. 20.5mm; 3.52 grams. Obverse with

symbolized representation of Commerce, Glory and Peace inside legend A/LIBERTAD GLORIA UNION COMERCIO; reverse with AL GENERAL BELZU EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI (full fineness). Toned. NGC certification number 4431156009. Estimate: $100-$150.

1455. Potosí, Bolivia, large silver proclamation medal, Belzu, 1850, encapsulated NGC MS 63 (oversized slab), finest and

only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9551; Burnett-30A. 66mm; 109.8 grams. Obverse with M Y BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE LA RA BOLIVIANA and head of President Manuel Isidoro Belzu on a pedestal with the personification of Bolivia holding a wreath over his head and the date below; reverse with EL PUEBLO DESCANZA CON SEGURIDAD BAJO LA SOMBRA DE LA LIBERTAD, lion and sleeping boy with a coconut palm tree behind, PREMIO in exergue. Toned, with small planchet flaw. NGC certification number 4216487003. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1456. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1851, Constitutional Oath, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9558; Burnett-37. 21mm; 2.3

grams. Obverse with Constitution inside legend JURADA EN 28 DE OCTUBRE DE 1851; reverse with Potosí scene inside REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA. Toned and choice. NGC certification number 4431156010. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1457. Potosí, Bolivia, large silver medal, 1852, personification of Bolivia / Munoz, rare, ex-Derman. Fonrobert-9561. 53mm;

70.36 grams. Obverse with elaborate allegory showing BOLIVIA over seated winged angel holding cap on pole, book of Constitution, with

reposing lion, discarded manacles and chains at her feet, nine cherubs bringing laurel sprays, date in exergue; reverse with MARIANO DONATO MUNOZ. One other piece was offered with same obverse but different reverse. Listed as unpublished when it was originally offered in the sale of the Derman Collection but identical to Fonrobert #9561. Darkly toned VF/XF with large die cracks on obverse. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman Collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #904). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1458. Bolivia, 8 soles-sized silver proclamation medal,

1852, encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9566; Burnett-40B. 37mm; 26.9 grams. Tulip

edge; one-year issue and only pre-1865 crown of the circulating series after 1825. Choice example with nice old toning pedigreed to four different premier collections for the past 60 years (two of them being Howard Herz and, before that, Richard Stuart). NGC certification number 2806799002. Estimate: $600-$900.

1459. Potosí, Bolivia, 2 soles-sized silver proclamation medal, 1852. Burnett-46a. 6.73 grams Medal dedicated “to the Supreme Being who saved Bolivia. 6 September 1850.” AU with light old cleaning and subsequent toning, lamination error on obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1460. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver medal, 1852, Belzu, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9536; Burnett-51A1. 21mm; 3.27 grams. Obverse with bust of Belzu inside legend EL PRESIDENTE BELZU with date 1852 at bottom; reverse with scene of plaza of Potosí above EL PUEBLO POTOSINO. Lustrous. NGC certification number 4431156011. Estimate: $150-$300.

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Session IV 1463. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver military medal, 1857, Linares / Council of State, exDerman. Fonrobert-9620.

20.53 grams. Obverse with nine stars above all-seeing eye in radiate triangle above wreathed mountains with Liberty cap atop crossed sword and cannon, 20 DE OCTUBRE DE 1857. at bottom; reverse with radiate sun and CONSEJO / DE / ESTADO within wreath. Toned UNC. Pedigreed to the Alberto “Coco” Derman Collection (Cayón auction of December 2007, lot #519). Estimate: $250-$375.

1461. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 sol-sized silver proclamation medal,

1857, Cordova / Linares. Burnett-79b; Fonrobert-9623; Bosco-40.2. 3.36

grams Medallic commemorative coinage for the birthday of the Supreme Leader (President Jorje Cordova) on 10 July. The bust receiving the laurels is a portrait of Cordova. AU/UNC, with heavy die polish. Estimate: $100-$150.

1464. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1859, Industry (1st

class) / Linares. Fonrobert-unl. (cf. 9630, but thicker flan). 36x29mm; 19.63

grams. Obverse with allegorical design for industrial arts under radiant poles and LINARES within legend PREMIO AL TRABAJO Y A LA INDUSTRIA, 1A CLASE in exergue; reverse with EN HONOR A S.E. EL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA POTOSI MAYO DE 1859 within wreath. UNC with original luster and natural toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1462. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver military medal with wreath

hanger at top, 1857, Linares. Fonrobert-9621. 40x30mm (plus hanger); 17.33 grams total. Obverse with nine stars above all-seeing eye in radi-

ate triangle above wreathed mountains with Liberty cap atop crossed sword and cannon, 20 DE OCTUBRE DE 1857. at bottom; reverse with LOS HIJOS DE / POTOSI A SUS HERMA / NOS LOS DEFENSORES / DE LA CAUSA / NACIONAL EN. Given to soldiers who helped the national cause. XF with toning and some planchet flaws. Estimate: $400-$600.

1465. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1859, Industry (2nd class) / Linares. Fonrobert- 9631. 30x26mm; 10.72 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 (smaller than the above lot) in exergue; reverse with EN HONOR A S.E. EL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA POTOSI MAYO DE 1859 within wreath. Lustrous UNC. Estimate: $250$375.

1466. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano-sized silver medal,

1864, Melgarejo, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9657; Burnett-89A. 19mm.

Obverse with Bust of Melgarejo inside legend AL HEROE DEL 28 DE DICIEMBRE M.M. 1864; reverse with monolith inside legend SIMPATIA DEL PUEBLO POTOSINO. This type, in full fineness and with bust of Melgarejo, is decidedly rare in high grade. NGC certification number 4431156013. Louis Hudson Collection (1984) Estimate: $400-$600.

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1467. Potosí, Bolivia, large silver medal, 1865,

love and society. Fonrobert-9666 (but heavier). 50mm; 77.19

grams. Obverse with angels collecting roses under legend EL AMOR FORMA EL CORAZON HUMANO with POTOSI. 1865. in exergue; reverse with LA SOCIEDAD ECSISTE POR EL AMOR within wreath. UNC, nice toning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1468. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 melgarejo-

sized silver proclamation medal, 1867, small-diameter variety, rare. Burnett-unl.; Small-diameter variety resembling 1/4 melgarejo, struck with obliquely reeded (corded) edge unseen in any other examples. AU with full, sharp details on both sides and scratches on obverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

Fonrobert-unl. 9.47 grams

1469. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1876, award for merit.

Fonrobert-unl. 13.45 grams Obverse with EL CONCEJO DEPARTAMENTAL / DE POTOSI around the mountain of Potosí; reverse with PREMIA EL MERITO SOBRESALIENTE / 1876 around a wreath of oak and laurel. Silver hanger in the shape of a wreath attached to loop at top. Nicely toned AU. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1470. Bolivia, oval silver military medal, 1880, Battle of Tacna.

50.5x26mm (approx.), including top condor hanger; 14.42 grams. Obverse with allegory

of the Nation inside legend LA CAPITAL SUCRE A SUS DIGNOS HIJOS; reverse with condor over legend LOS REILEROS LIBRES DEL SUD POR SU HONROSA COMPORTACION EN EL SACRIFICIO DEL 26 DE MAYO DE 1880 TACNA. AU with hairlines, weak strike in center. Estimate: $250-$375.


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Colombia

1471. Cartagena, Colombia, proclamation medal, Charles 1472. Cartagena, Colombia, proclamation medal, Charles IV (bust of Charles III), 1789. Medina-138; Herrera-126. 12.96 grams.

Obverse with crude bust of Charles III with CAROL * IV * D * G * HISP * ET IND * R *; reverse with lions below crowned cross with legend PROCLAMATUS * CARTAG * YND * and date 1789 below. Toned AVF with light scratches on obverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

France

IV (bust of Charles III), 1789, Maltese cross below bust.

Obverse with bust of Charles III with CAROL * IV * D * G * HISP * ET IND * R *; reverse with lions below crowned cross with legend PROCLAMATUS * CARTAG * YND * and date 1789 below. Different dies from what is listed in references, also heavier weight and higher relief. Choice AU with rich toning, die-cracks in reverse legend. Estimate: $400-$600.

Medina-unl (cf. 138); Herrera-unl (cf. 126). 18.89 grams.

1473. France, gold military decoration, Order of the Legion

of Honor, Napoleon III (1852-70), Grand Commander rank.

2 3/4” long; 19.44 grams. Five-pointed white enamel Maltese cross with ball-tipped finials and green enamel oak and laurel wreath between the arms, on Imperial crown suspension; the face with a circular central rayed gold medallion bearing the laurel-crowned head of Napoleon I facing right, encircled by a deep blue enamel ring bearing the gilt inscription NAPOLEON EMPEREUR DES FRANCAIS; the reverse with a circular central gold medallion hatched horizontally and bearing the imperial eagle with lightning bolts in its claws encircled by a deep blue enamel ring inscribed HONNEUR ET PATRIE (honor and country); very slight chips and cracks. The Ordre Royal, Imperial et National de la Legion d’Honneur was established by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 19, 1802 to be awarded for outstanding civil or military service to France. It has survived Empire, restoration of the Monarchy and five Republics. There have been at least a dozen major changes to the insignia and, indeed, the political history of the past 200 years of France may be traced on them. Since the suppression of the Ordre Militaire de Saint-Louis in 1830, the Ordre de la Legion d’Honnneur has been France’s premier order. The current example is from the reign of Napoleon III, March 16, 1852 to October 28, 1870. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Great Britain 1474. Great Britain, copper “Admiral Vernon” medal, 1739,

Porto Bello. Adams-Pbvi 13-Q. 17.28 grams. From a highly popular series of medals commemorating victories against the Spanish in the Caribbean, this with standing Vernon and cannon and ship on obverse with THE BRITISH GLORY REVIV’D BY ADMIRAL VERNON in the legend, reverse with six ships entering Porto Bello harbor with legend HE TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY and NOV 22 1739 in exergue. VF with surface corrosion. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Guatemala

1475. Guatemala, 2R-sized silver

medal, 1837, trial by jury, encapsulated NGC AU 58, finest and only known in NGC census. Fonrobert-7227. With legends

JUICIO POR JURADOS / EL PUEBLO JUEZ (trial by jury / the people judge), thematic of legal reforms in 1837 after an indigenous revolt. Choice AU with attractive rainbow toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1476. Guatemala, 1R-

sized silver medal, 1847, Carrera. Fonrobert-7236. 3.41

grams. UNC, partially toned fields with underlying luster, no problems. Estimate: $100$150.

1477. Guatemala, 1Rsized silver medal, 1851, Constitution. Fonrobert-7237.

3.39 grams. Arms on obverse,

open-book Constitution on reverse, Mint State with beautiful natural toning, size of 1/8 of a peso. Hard to locate its equal. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico

1478. Mexico City, Mexico, 8R-sized silver medal, Charles

1479. Durango, Mexico, silver medal, Charles IV, 1790,

dark blue toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

grams. Dark toned VF+, somewhat rare. Estimate: $400-$600.

IV, 1789, proclamation. Grove-C9; CT-679. 26.77 grams. Mint State,

proclamation (New Cantabria).

1481. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, Mexico City proclamation. Grove-

F5a. 51.66 grams. Dated August 13, 1808 in exergue, proclaiming Ferdi1480. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808, nand VII as King of Spain Bustamante support and proclamation. Grove-F7. 66.12 grams. Medal en- and the Indies, AU with dark toning. Estimate: graved by Tomás Suria proclaiming Ferdinand VII the leader of UN PUEBLO $250-$375. LIBRE (a free people) and his support from Carlos María de Bustamante, a historian and statesman who was focused on Mexico’s independence from Spain. AU with some toning and light hairlines. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1482. Mexico City, Mexico, large silver medal, Ferdinand VII, 1809, University of Mexico City prize and proclamation. Grove-F38. 60.13 grams. Choice AU with very

fine details (especially the hair), large and impressive, designed by engraver J.M. Guerrero as a university literary award. The rim at about 11 o’clock on the obverse shows a sizable cud. Estimate: $600-$900.

Peru (colonial) 1483. Lima, Peru, 8R-sized proclamation medal, Ferdinand

VII, 1808, (Viceroy) Abascal. Fonrobert-8969. 26.95 grams. Obverse with bust of king, name and titles in legend; reverse with city arms, legend PUBLICAE FIDELITATIS JURAM LIMAE, with ABASCAL / 13 OCTOB / 1808 below the arms. Nicely toned XF, a few light marks only. Estimate: $300-$450.

Peru (Republic) 1484. Peru, 1/2 peso-sized silver medal, 1828, congressional

approval of Constitution, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Fonrobert-9028. 27.5mm; 9.68

grams. Obverse with open-book Constitution within rays, legend SANCIONADA POR EL CONGRESO JRAL DEL PERU; reverse with PROMULGA- / DA Y JURADA / EN 6.DE ABRL. / DE. 1828. Superb, with almost prooflike luster. NGC certification number 4431156014. Estimate: $200-$300.

1485. Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation (1835-39), oval silver military medal, Battle of Socabaya (1836), struck 1841, encapsulated NGC MS 62, rare. Fonrobert-9257. 30x25mm; 9.1 grams. For the victory of the Battle of Socabaya and the submission of Callao. Obverse with DI LA PAZ AL PERU (“I gave peace to Peru”) with condor holding laurel branch; reverse with EN SOCABAYA A 7 DE FEBRERO DE 1836 within laurels. Choice, dark toning, small planchet flaw on reverse. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

1486. Mejia, Peru, gold medal, 1868, Mejia to Arequipa

railroad, rare. Fonrobert-9245 (but in gold). 37.3 mm; 33.80 grams. Obverse with primitive steam locomotive to right with engineer standing on open platform, a single mountain peak in background, inscription FERRO-CARRIL DE MEJIA A AREQUIPA above, DECRETADO EL 30 DE/ ABRIL DE 1868 in exergue; reverse with PEDRO DIEZ CANSECO above, and VICE PRESIDENTE below inscription. One of only 4-5 known in gold (0.800 fineness). Lustrous AU- with hairlines in fields, minor wear on high points, single rim-ding. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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San Marino

1487. San Marino, gilt silver military decoration, Order of San Marino (1859), Grand Cross rank. 4-1/2” long; 30.91 grams.

Gilt-edged white enamel cross Moline, the arms with ball finials, towers between the arms, on jeweled swivel crown suspension (and a couple jump-rings), the face with a circular central medallion bearing the polychrome enamel half-length portrait of Saint Marinus in prayer facing left within a blue enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters SAN MARINO PROTETTORE (Saint Marinus protector); the reverse with a central circular white enamel medallion bearing the gilt-silver arms of San Marino in relief within a blue enamel ring inscribed MERITO MILITARE (military merit). A few minor cracks in the white enamel but otherwise in choice condition. The Order of San Marino was instituted on August 13, 1859 to be awarded for outstanding civil or military services to the Republic of San Marino and for notable achievements in the fields of arts, sciences and politics and for notable charitable works. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Venezuela

1488. Venezuela, set of samples of Army insignia and Secret Service badges (16 pieces in all), including medals and fasteners, 1900s, made by N.S. Meyer, Inc. (New York), on original display board. 15.25” x 9.75” N.S. Meyer, Inc. is a manufacturer

of military insignia since 1868, and this display board was to show off their work on Venezuelan army medals and badges. Some flaking on cardboard display with little to no corrosion on medals and insignia. Estimate: $200-up.

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Tokens Peru

1489. Lima, Peru, 4R-sized silver token, 1754, Academy of

San Marcos, rare. Fonrobert-8907; Betts-398. 12.61 grams. Obverse with shield surmounted by cherub’s head bearing a six-point star, crown and SM in cartouche, legend around; reverse with letter A and date below. Lustrous AU with some scratches but nicely toned. The Academy of San Marcos, now the National University of San Marcos, is the oldest officially established and recognized university in the New World, having been founded by royal decree on May 12, 1551. This medal comes in two varieties, one with an R on the reverse and this type with an A. Estimate: $400-$600.

Puerto Rico 1490. Indiera, Puerto Rico, brass 1 almud hacienda token, Hacienda Engracia,

Francisco Lluch Barrera. GH-239. 27mm; 5.36 grams. Hacienda ENGRACIA in central western INDIERA. Francisco Lluch BARRERA one almud. Possibly very scarce. Nice AU with lustrous surfaces and light, colorful toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1491. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, brass 2 almud hacienda token, Hacienda La

Paz. Vaia-p. 36. 31mm; 8.35 grams. Hacienda LA PAZ 2 Almud issued circa 1890 in NARAN-

JALES MAYAGUEZ. XF with old marks and rim-ding, likely rare in this quality. Estimate: $100-$150.

1492. Ponce, Puerto Rico, copper 1 almud hacienda token, Hacienda de Cafe Carmelita, Collazo, Perez Guerra & Co.

20mm; 3.37 grams. Hacienda de Cafe CARMELITA in Ponce. COLLAZO, PEREZ GUERRA and COMPANY. Value “1” almud in central circle. Rulau does not list this but indicates in his footnote to Pnc-11 that this denomination is known. Vaia also shows it. Well struck UNC with much original orange color and nice unmarked surfaces; perhaps a specimen striking. Estimate: $100-$150.

1493. Semil, Puerto Rico, copper 3 almudes hacienda token, Hacienda de Cafe Juana Diaz, Collazo, Perez Guerra & Co. GH-357a. 20mm; 3.40 grams. Hacienda de Caf‚ JUANA DIAZ in SEMIL controlled by Collazo, Perez Guerra and Company. Value “3” almudes in central circle. Rulau does not list this issue. Nice surface quality, XF or better. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1494. Lot of 10 Puerto Rico brass tokens, some unlisted, ideal for research.

28.76 grams total, diameters from 15mm to 23mm.

Interesting group, all obviously circulated but none abused by that usage. These were extracted from a collection mostly formed from 1956 to 1988. Each was set aside as being unusual and not commonly encountered (several were marked “only one encountered”). Specialists will enjoy surveying this assemblage based on their possible rarity and the very high values commanded by many of the Dana Roberts Puerto Rican tokens of similar scarcity. Here are brief individual descriptions from the previous owner’s notations: (1) PONCE for MORALES vale 1 Real 23mm - unlisted? (2) CASTILLO HERMANOS ITALIA “5”; both sides identical on this 23mm piece. (3) HACIENDA LINO VIVO with N V (Narciso Vivo?) and value 25 (centavos?) incused into worn-out brass host coin or token; other side has some semblance of Spanish arms of the late 19th century. Collector referred to GH -256 as reference. (4) ARECIBO Farmacia Central 5 Centavos of 20mm. (5) R. Valdes of San Juan 1 Real uniface 20mm; in the 1880s, Ramon Valdes ran a ferry from San Juan to Catano. (6) GUANICA hacienda of J GUALDAD 10 Centavos. (7) CASTILLO HERMANOS “1” Centavo with both sides identical. (8) Hacienda PLATO INDIA 1/8 almud with the same design on both sides. (9) 1/2 almud with a counterstamp of a BELL plus U and A; backside of this 18mm piece has an elaborate 6-pointed star. (10) Hacienda RESTAURADA M.A.; this 15mm piece is dated 1880. Its reverse has only a five pointed star. Estimate: $500-$750.

Venezuela

1495. Aragua, Venezuela, brass 4 reales token, undated,

Palomas E & P (Eraso and Pereira), encapsulated NGC MS 61, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Stohr-FP6. 34mm;

9.48 grams. Probably a proof of the actual token. Obverse with dove flying, Palomas E and P; reverse with large 4. NGC certification number 4431158007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1496. Carabobo, Venezuela, brass 1/4 real token, Andres

1497. Carabobo, Venezuela, copper 1/2 real token, Hacienda

verse with Andres Perez Montalban and rooster; reverse with VALE 1/4 1857. NGC certification number 4431158008. Estimate: $200-$300.

Obverse with VALE 1/2 REAL 1867 and monkey eating fruit; reverse with Atanasio Bello, (Hacienda) Aragnata. Choice UNC with toning and some luster around design elements. Estimate: $200-$300.

Perez Montalban, 1857, encapsulated NGC MS 63, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Stohr-FM32. 18mm; 1.93 grams. Ob-

Aragnata, Atanasio Bello, 1867.

Stohr-FA18. 20mm; 3.08 grams.

1498. Pedernales (Aragua), Venezuela, copper-nickel 2 reales 1499. Valencia, Venezuela, brass 25 centimos token, Centoken, Hernandez Hermanos, 1902, encapsulated NGC XF 45, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Stohr-FP9. 29mm;

6.20 grams. Obverse with 2 R, tree and date 1902; reverse with Hernandez Hermanos, Pedernales. Only light marks in the raised fields, toning in incused areas. NGC certification number 4431158011. Estimate: $200-$300.

tral Tacarigua, 1927, encapsulated NGC MS 64 RB, finest and only specimen in NGC census. Stohr-FT3. 22mm; 4.0 grams.

Obverse with building inside legend Central Tacarigua, Valencia; reverse with 0,25 - 1927. NGC certification number 4431158010. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Paper Money Argentina

1500. Argentina, Banco Provincial de Cรณrdoba, 5 pesos,

1-1-1889, series C, serial 257545. Pick-S742r. Crisp, AU note with paper wave (due to the paper being moistened for printing and then drying) and vivid color. Estimate: $100-$150.

1502. Argentina, El Banco Argentino, 1 real plata boliviana

remainder, 1-7-1873, series A, 16918 Pick-S1478r. UNC note with evidence of mounting on reverse and light handling along lower right side. Estimate: $100-$150.

1501. Cรณrdoba, Argentina, El Banco Argentino, uniface 1

real plata boliviana remainder, 187X. Pick-S1472. Choice UNC with no rips, tears or folds, impressive for a note on thin paper. Estimate: $100-$150.

1503. Argentina, El Banco Argentino, 20 pesos plata bolivi-

ana remainder, 1-7-1873, series A, serial 10619. Pick-S1482. AU note with a slight fold in lower right corner. Rarely seen in this grade at auction. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bolivia

1504. Bolivia, El Banco Central de Bolivia, 500 bolivianos

specimen, 20-7-1928, Series A. Pick-126a. Choice UNC specimen

note with sharp edges and three cancellation punches in signatures area. Estimate: $100-$150.

1505. Bolivia, El Banco Central de Bolivia, 100 pesos bo-

livianos specimen, 13-7-1962, series A.

Pick-157s. Crisp UNC specimen note with strong embossing. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Brazil (Empire) 1506. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, uniface 1 mil reis,

1-6-1833, Series BB, Serial 94653. Pick-A219. Fine note with folds both vertical and horizontal though no tearing or pinholes present. Edges are rough and wrinkled, as expected for this series. Estimate: $200-$300.

Brazil (Republic of the United States of Brazil)

1507. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 50 mil reis, no date (1915), estampa 13, series 2, serial 054347. Pick-55a. VF with few stains and two pinholes on left side. Signature light but visible. Estimate: $150-$225.

1508. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 500 mil reis, no date

(1918), estampa 12, series 19, serial 3021. Pick-89. VG note with moderate foxing along edges and slight tearing at central fold, but no pinholes noted. Estimate: $100-$150.

1509. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 2 mil reis, no date (1918),

estampa 11, series 28, serial 4249. Pick-13. Crispness remaining

with only a vertical center fold, minor bends along right side, and small stain on obverse. Signature bleed-through on reverse, which is expected. Estimate: $200-$300.

1510. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 1 mil reis specimen, no date (1919), estampa 10, series 1. Pick-6. AU note with faint folds

in lower right corner and bend at center right above the estampa. Minor stain on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1514. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 20 mil reis, no date (1942), estampa 16, series 418, serial 059261.

Pick-48c.

problems and sharp coloring. Estimate: $200-$300.

UNC with no

1511. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 1 mil reis, no date (1921) estampa 13, series 34, serial 056464; Thesouro Nacional, 1 mil reis, no date (1923), estampa 25; series 25; serial 031914. Pick-8, 9. The

1921 note is choice AU with only a slight fold at upper right corner, while the 1923 issue is XF with three vertical folds and blue ink stain to right. Estimate: $150-$225.

1515. Brazil, Caixa de Estabilização overprint on Thesouro

Nacional, 20 mil reis, 18-12-1926, estampa 16, series 10, serial 064525. Pick-109b. Bold, embossed overprint, prominent vertical

center fold, slight stain on reverse. Estimate: $175-$250.

1516. Lot of 3 1512. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 200 mil reis, no date

(1924), estampa 16, series 18, serial 015841. Pick-81a. A bold

signature on this note with some folds, minor foxing in center of top edge, and faint stains on right side. Estimate: $100-$150.

Brazil notes from the Caixa de Estabilização: 100 mil reis, 18-12-1926, estampa 1, serial 028466; 50 mil reis, 18-12-1926, estampa 1, serial 003037; and 20 mil reis, 18-121926, estampa 1, series 6, serial 064945. Pick-104,105,

106. Notes range from

1513. Brazil, Thesouro Nacional, 20 mil reis, no date (1936),

estampa 16, series 314, serial 007565. Pick-48d. VF with a large, bold signature across obverse, a few folds and creases. Estimate: $100-$150.

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VG to VF. Stains and thin areas noted on the two more circulated notes with a small hole in 50 mil reis. Estimate: $125$200.


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1517. Brazil, Banco do Brasil, 100 mil reis, 8-1-1923, es-

tampa 1 series 2, serial 057952. Pick-120. VG note with minimal

foxing across top, bold signatures and small spots of staining on obverse and reverse. Thin cut on center left side. Estimate: $150-$225.

1519. Lot of 3 Brazil, Casa da Moeda overprints 1518. Brazil, Casa da Moeda overprint on Thesouro Nacional, 5 cruzeiros overprint on mil reis, no date (1942), estampa 19; series 395; serial 063665. Pick-125. Crisp XF example that has

paper wave and wear only visible in the edges and corners. Estimate: $100-$150.

British Caribbean Territories 1520. British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group, 10 dol-

lars, 2-1-1958, serial C2-973073, certified PCGS Very Fine 25 PPQ. Pick-10b. Nice, circulated note with interesting Caribbean map vignette on obverse. Estimate: $600-$900.

British East Africa 1521. British East Africa, The East African Currency Board, 10 shillings, 1-9-1952, serial 56436. Pick-29b. VF note with a 1/2�

tear along central fold and slight soiling, though strong embossing still easily visible. Estimate: $70-$100.

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on Thesouro Nacional: 500 cruzeiros overprint on mil reis, no date (1942); 100 cruzeiros overprint on mil reis, no date (1942); and 20 cruzeiros overprint on mil reis, no date (1942). Pick-131b, 129, 127. Notes range from good to VG. The 500 cruzeiros has three tears in the center. Estimate: $200-$300.


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Cayman Islands

1522. Cayman Islands Currency Board, 10 dollars, 1996, serial X/1 004478, experimental paper (X/1 note), certified PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Pick-18b. Just a $10 bill from 1996, with Queen Elizabeth on obverse and beach scene with open treasure chest on reverse, but printed (by de la Rue) on special, experimental paper (as designated by the X/1 in front of the serial number) and then recalled for analysis and subsequently destroyed, making escapees like this one rare, in fact the rarest of all Cayman notes, recently selling for 4 figures at auction, this example graded by PMG as Gem UNC 65 EPQ. Unpriced above VF in the Standard Catalog. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Colombia (Granadine Confederation)

1523. Colombia, Censo Sobre el Tesoro, uniface 13 pesos, 1-9-1859, amortized in 1860, serial 1403, rare.

Pick-unl; DPA-unl. XF+

note printed on thin, tissue-like paper making its lack of tears impressive, just three holes along left side and two official punch cancellations in the center. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1524. Colombia, Censo Sobre el Tesoro, uniface 441/2 pesos, 19-3-1860, amortized without date, serial 2146, four windows variety, rare. Pick-unl; DPA-unl. AU

with two folds, one horizontal and one vertical, small holes along the left side and some light brown staining, notable for the lack of tears in the thin paper. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800.

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Colombia (Republic of New Granada)

1525. Colombia, Tesorería Jeneral de Hacienda de la 1526. Colombia, Tesorería Jeneral de Hacienda de la República, 2.47 pesos, 1-10-1843, serial 381, rare.

DPA-unl. Some

Pick-unl;

folds, staining and a small hole in the center right but an overall nice note with sharp edges, corners and beautiful cursive handwriting both obverse and reverse. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

República, 5 pesos, 1-12-1844, serial 2272, rare. Pick-unl; DPAunl. AU note, having the same signatures as the previous lot, with two

minor tears, one lower right and one on top, and a single vertical fold plus a light stain, though edges and corners remain sharp. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

1528. Colombia, Banco de Santander, 5 pesos, 1-6-1873, series B, serial 39015, very rare without 1900 decree overprint, DPA Plate. Pick-S32a; DPA-7631. Minor folds, stains and a single rip to report while the rough edges are by design. Plated in Compendio Historico del Papel Moneda en Colombia (2014), by Danilo Parra Ariza. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1527. Colombia, Estados Unidos de Colombia overprint on

Confederación Granadina paper, State of Bolívar, uniface 100 pesos floating debt, 25-1-1864, serial 2772, rare. Pick-

unl; DPA-unl. A very rare, UNC note with no rips, tears, stains or folds,

just an ink burn-through in the signature for El Clavero. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1529. Colombia, El Banco Nacional de los Estados Unidos de Colombia, 1 peso, 1-3-1881, series A, serial 76512. Pick-

141a; DPA-395. Nice, with evidence of circulation including a number of

medium folds and a small hole at lower right. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1530. Colombia, Estado Soberano de Cundinamarca, uni-

face 10 pesos floating bond, 16-5-1871, serial 403. Pick-S163;

DPA-11827.5. A number of signatures, some overlapping with others, on this AU/UNC note featuring a gold colored underprint, only a tear in center left and faint stains to note. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1531. Colombia, Estado Soberano de Cundinamarca, 10 pesos billete del estado, 15-4-1884, series C, serial 0852.

This series features an interesting engraving error where the edge design doesn’t match up with the top banner on the right corner, but does on the left corner. Number of folds, none strong enough to compromise note integrity, slight foxing and staining, though these notes in any condition rarely come up for auction. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Pick-S178; DPA-11852.

Colombia (Republic) 1534. Lot of 2 Colombia, Banco de Oriente, 5 pesos, 2-14-1888, series I, serial 6375 and 6378. Pick-S698;

Choice UNC with no damage at all, crude margins as made, with coupons at left intact (uncut) but undated. Estimate: $100-$150.

DPA-7402.6.

1532. Colombia, El Banco Nacional de Colombia, 20 cen-

tavos, 1-1-1887, series K, serial 274836. Pick-189; DPA-115. Nice coloring including a big, red stamp on the reverse, folds and slight foxing noticeable. Estimate: $100-$150.

1533. Colombia, Banco del Departamento de BolĂ­var,

uniface 1 peso obverse underprint proof mounted on card, no date (1888). Pick-S422p; DPA-7946. A Hamilton Bank Note Co.

underprint proof, mounted on cardstock, with open spaces for vignettes and bank nameplate in a light green color, though the issued notes used a dark orange underprint. Estimate: $100-$150.

1535. Colombia, Bono Colombiano Sin InterĂŠs, 100 pesos

bond, no date (1889), serial 0890, very rare, DPA plate. Pick-

VF with folds and small stains, Ministerio del Tesoro stamp, date and signature on reverse, only four to five known. Plated in Compendio Historico del Papel Moneda en Colombia (2014), by Danilo Parra Ariza. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. unl; DPA-634.

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1536. Colombia, Bono Colombiano Sin Interés, 10 pesos bond, 20-3-1889, serial 0159, very rare, DPA plate. Pick-unl;

DPA-631. Only light folds on this otherwise VF/XF note, Ministerio del Tesoro stamp, date and signature on reverse, less than ten known. Plated in Compendio Historico del Papel Moneda en Colombia (2014), by Danilo Parra Ariza. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800.

1537. Colombia, Estado Soberano de Santander - Ferrocarril de Santander, 5 pesos bearer bond, no date (188X), serial 8682. Pick-S1621; DPA-12390. A large note (9 7/8” x 5 3/8”) with a bold, central vignette of a train at the station, only folds, some foxing and two minor holes (top right and center). Estimate: $1,200-$1,800.

1539. Colombia, Banco Nacional de la República de Colombia, 10 pesos, 30-9-1900,

series N, serial 542229. Pick-275; DPA-320. VF with folds and 1/4” tear in top edge, interesting for the pen writing on the reverse reading: “James Mc, by Arthur (Deacon) Stone, June-1921 He got it in Panama when Engineer on Pan Canal.” Estimate: $100-$150.

1540. Colombia, Banco Na-

cional de la República de Colombia, 10 centavos, 2-11900, series A, serial 113684.

Pick-262a; DPA-260. UNC,

no problems, off-center underprint. Estimate: $100-$150.

1541. Colombia, Banco Na-

cional de la República de Colombia, 10 centavos, 2-11900, series A, serial 118604, off-center reverse. Pick-262a; DPA-

260. UNC, no problems. Estimate:

$100-$150.

1538. Colombia, Departamento de Cundinamarca Renta Sobre el Tesoro, uniface 10 pesos capital bond with 10 coupons remaining, 1-6-1893, serial 0015. Pick-unl; DPA-unl. Series

unknown until recently, with other examples missing the first two coupons as with this bond, two folds and a single punch hole, low serial number 0015. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1542. Colombia, Banco Na-

cional de la República de Colombia, 10 centavos, Jan. 1900, series A, perforated edge variety. Pick-262d; DPA-260.18.

XF/AU with mounting evident on reverse, scarcer perforated edge variety. Estimate: $150-$200.


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1543. Colombia, El Banco de Cartagena, 1 peso, 10-3-1900, serial 353326. Pick-S345a; DPA-6640.1. Choice UNC note with three punch holes and minor ink burn in handwritten serial numbers. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1544. Colombia, Provisional Government of Santander, 50 pesos, 8-1-1900, on a Banco de Santander, 50 pesos, 1-6-1873,

series E, serial 1431, very rare. Pick-S835b; DPA-7679.1. Highest issued denomination of the series, a VF note with rough edges by design, especially rare in this grade and probably among the finest known. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800.

1545. Colombia, Departamento de Antioquia - Gobierno 1546. Colombia, República de Colombia, 100 pesos, April Departamental, 5 pesos, Dec. 1901, series W, serial 08123, rare. Pick-S1088 (for type); DPA-13030.24. Bold signatures, serial number

and stamps, which tended to fade, and an unlisted series “W” letter present on this VF note with folds and light stains but no pinholes or tears. Missing in most collections. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1904, serial 1359286. Pick-315; DPA-2681. Well-circulated note with

significant foxing, some holes, stains, and fading but still a desirable note for the bold vignette of Bolívar. Estimate: $100-$150.

1547. Colombia, Banco López, 5 pesos Cédula Hipotecaria issue, 1-5-1919, punch-hole cancelled, on a El Banco del Ruiz, 5 pesos, 1-8-1919, serial A21505. Pick-S575b; DPA-8654. Fine note with no issues, unpriced in any grade in the Standard Catalog.

Estimate: $200-$300.

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Costa Rica

1548. Costa Rica, RepĂşblica de Costa Rica, 1 colon, 1-12-

1912, serial 1127035.

Pick-143. VG note with two tears, one on top and another along the left side, pink staining and paperclip rust marks. Estimate: $70-$100.

1551. Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica, 1,000 colo-

nes, 4-4-1974, series A, serial 393831, certified PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Pick-226c. Gem UNC, no issues. Estimate:

$300-$450.

1549. Costa Rica, El Banco Anglo Costarricense, 1 colon specimen, 23-6-1917, series A, serial 005004.

Pick-S121s1.

Crisp UNC, no problems and seldom offered at auction. Estimate: $200-$300.

1552. Costa Rica, Banco Central de Costa Rica, 100 colones

specimen, no date (1975-1988), series E. Pick-248s. AU with light fold in lower right corner from mishandling. Estimate: $150-$225.

1550. Costa Rica, Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, 100

colones specimen, no date (1924-1927), series A, certified PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Pick-189s. Vivid color on this Choice UNC 64 EPQ note. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Dominican Republic

1553. Dominican Republic, El Banco Nacional de Santo Domingo, 5 pesos, no date (1889), series E, serial 203855.

1554. Dominican Republic, Banco Central de la República Dominicana, 100 pesos oro, no date (1947), serial 002763A.

1555. Dominican Republic, Banco Central de la República

1556. Dominican Republic, Banco Central de la República

Pick-S133. Foxing in the upper right corner, folds and soiling, VG/F overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

Dominicana, 100 pesos oro, no date (1956), serial 116790. Crisp, heavy embossing AU+, fold in lower right corner. Estimate: $100-$150.

Pick-76a.

Pick-65a. Crisp

UNC, no issues. Estimate: $400-$600.

Dominicana, 1 peso specimen, no date (1962). Pick-91s. Crisp UNC, heavy embossing, no issues. Estimate: $100-$150.

El Salvador

1557. El Salvador, El Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador, 5 colones remainder, 9-11-1960. Pick-95r. Choice UNC, with cancellation punch hole. Extra selvage on top and left margins. Estimate: $100-$150.

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France

1558. France, Banque de France, 10 francs, 8-2-1918, series S, serial 128017018. Pick-73a. AU/UNC with light handling to top margin, well-centered design. Estimate: $100-$150.

1559. France, Banque de France, 1,000 francs, 6-4-1944, series H, serial 051357403. Pick-96b. AU with folds, light stain on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guadeloupe

1560. Guadeloupe, Banque de la Guadeloupe, 1,000 francs, no date (1942), serial S2 23, certified PCGS Very Fine 30. Pick-26a. Folds

and soiling, but strong coloring on both sides. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Guatemala

1561. Guatemala, El Banco Americano de Guatemala, 5 pesos specimen, no date (1895-1926), series B. Pick-112s. XF/ AU note with some handling issues mainly on right side. Estimate: $100-$150.

1562. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 100 quetzales, 15-9-

1948, serial 000065, certified WBG Uncirculated 62. Pick-28a.

Low serial number UNC note with light margin soiling (as noted on slab). Estimate: $300-$450.

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50a. Folds, soiling, and some foxing along center edges with pinholes noted in left side and center. Estimate: $150-$225.

Haiti

1564. Haiti, Government du Sud d’Haiti, uniface 20

gourdes, 22-7-1871, series U3, serial 71. Pick-65. VF+ note with

folds and holes printed on rough paper with light inking, as typical for these issues. Estimate: $300-$450.

1565. Haiti, Banque de la Republique d’Haiti, uniface 500 gourdes front proof, 1988, series 1988. Pick-252. Colorful, crisp UNC note with no evidence of prior mounting. Estimate: $100-$150.

Honduras

1566. Honduras, Treasury of Honduras, 100 pesos treasury bond, 10-2-1866, serial 1576. Pick-unl. Some minor edge damage and spindle holes along with light pinholes on a VF note. When these notes first appeared on the market, prices realized ranged from $1,600 to $2,000. Estimate: $400-$600.

1567. Honduras, Banco Central de Honduras, 100 lempiras specimen, no date (1980-1981), series D. Pick-69. Crisp, gem UNC, no issues. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Iran 1568. Iran, Bank Melli, 500 rials, no date (1951), serial 1/632050, certified PMG VF-30 Net / Tape, Annotation.

Small pen marking on reverse to right of central design and tape retained along left and right margins. Estimate: $150-$225.

Pick-52.

Mexico

1569. Mexico, The Commercial and Agricultural Bank of Texas (Coahuila), 1 peso / dollar remainder, no date (1835).

Unsigned remainder from a bank chartered to operate in Columbia, Texas by the Mexican government on April 30, 1835, just a few months before the start of the Texas Revolution. Choice UNC, no issues. Estimate: $275-$400.

Pick-unl, Frampton-M179, Medlar-18.

1570. Mexico, El Banco de Santa Eulalia (Chihuahua), uniface 10 pesos reverse proof, no date (1882). Pick-S193p, Frampton-

M165p. AU/UNC with type in top margin “El Banco de Eulalia-C-93,”

pencil writing on reverse “351; 7241,” small thin (thinning of the paper) in center. Estimate: $250-$375.

1571. Mexico, El Banco Mexicano (Chihuahua), 1 peso

specimen, 1888, series A. Pick-S153s, Frampton-M120s. Choice, crisp UNC with two cancellation punch holes, no issues. Estimate: $400$600.

1572. Mexico, El Banco de Sonora, 10 pesos specimen,

no date (1897-1911), certified PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ. Pick-S420s, Frampton-M508s2. Tied with one other for finest known at PMG. PMG certification number 1528713035. Estimate: $175-$250.

1573. Mexico, El Banco de Tabasco, 10 pesos specimen,

no date (1901-1903), series A, certified PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ Pick-S425s, Frampton-M514s. Tied with one other

for second-finest known with just one note above at PMG. PMG certification number 1528713045. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1577. Mexico, El Banco de Morelos, 50 pesos, 11-2-1910, series F, serial 3553. Pick-S348b, Frampton-M420b. Light folds and

some soiling on this Fine example along with a radar serial number. Estimate: $400-$600.

1574. Mexico, El Banco de Oaxaca, 10 pesos specimen, no

date (1903-1907). Pick-S372s, Frampton-M448s. Crisp UNC, no issues.

Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1578. Mexico, El Banco Minero (Chihuahua), 10 pesos Centenario issue, 1910, series V.3, serial 73746.

Frampton-M134. XF+

Pick-S171a,

with minor half-inch tear at right margin but no major folds or stains and bold national colors on the reverse. This note and the next lot represent the first commemorative banknotes in the world, these commemorating the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1575. Mexico, El Banco Mercantil de Monterrey (Nuevo

Leรณn), 10 pesos specimen, no date (1906-1911), series T, certified PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ. Pick-S353As,

Frampton-M425s2. The finest known at PMG. PMG certification number

1528713024. Estimate: $200-$300.

1579. Mexico, El Banco Minero (Chihuahua), 5 pesos

Centenario issue, 1910, series S.3, serial 351059.

Frampton-M132A. XF

1576. Mexico, El Banco de Aquascalientes, 20 pesos, 1-5-

1907, series B, serial 12012, Frampton Plate. Pick-S103b, Frampton-

Pick-170a,

with slight folds and bold national colors on the reverse. This note and the previous lot represent the first commemorative banknotes in the world, these commemorating the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

M53b. VF+

note with folds, some soiling and two holes in center, but a nice serial number. Plated in Mexican Paper Money (2010 ed), by Cory Frampton. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1580. Mexico, El Banco Nacional de Mexico (Distrito Fed- 1584. Mexico, El Banco de Londres y Mexico (Distrito eral), 100 pesos specimen, no date (1913). Pick-S231s2, FramptonM303s. Crisp

UNC, no issues. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Federal), 10 pesos, 2-1-1913, series G, serial 519555, Frampton Plate. Pick-S234e Frampton-M272e. Crisp UNC bank note with well-centered design and possible ink smudge on obverse in left margin. Plated in Mexican Paper Money (2010 ed), by Cory Frampton. Estimate: $100-$150.

1581. Mexico, El Banco de Coahuila, 50 pesos, 5-5-1912,

series R-12, serial 11903. Pick-S198b, Frampton-M170b. AU with bent upper right corner and fold to the bottom right. Estimate: $700$1,000.

1585. Lot of 2 Mexico, El Banco de Londres y Mexico (Dis1582. Mexico, El Banco de Coahuila, 20 pesos, 5-5-1912,

trito Federal) notes: 10 pesos specimen, no date (1900-1913), series B, PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 PPQ; 5 pesos specimen, 1-10-1913, series I. Pick-S234s1, S233s2; Frampton-M272s, M271s.

series C-28, serial 27639. Pick-S197c, Frampton-M169c. Light folds and handling around margins, AU overall. Estimate: $250-$375.

Pair of two choice UNC specimens, no issues. Estimate: $175-$250.

1583. Mexico, El Banco de Londres y Mexico (Distrito

1586. Mexico, El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua, 100 pesos,

VF example with folds and small center tear. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

UNC with paper wave. Estimate: $200-$300.

Federal), 500 pesos, 1-10-1913, series G, serial 15199. PickS238a, Frampton-M276a.

12-12-1913, series A, serial 02313. Pick-S136a, Frampton-M99a. Crisp

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1587. Mexico, El Banco de Durango, 100 pesos, 1-1-1914, 1591. Mexico, El Banco de Hidalgo, 100 pesos, 21-4-1914, series H, serial 0496. Pick-S277Aa, Frampton-M338a. VF note with central fold and mishandling across top margin. Estimate: $350-$500.

series C, serial 6351. Pick-S309a, Frampton-M373a. XF note with light folds and soiling. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

1588. Mexico, El Banco de Durango, 100 pesos, February 1914, series J, serial 1009. Pick-S277A, Frampton-M338a. Crisp UNC,

no issues. Estimate: $400-$600.

1592. Mexico, El Banco de Jalisco, 100 pesos, 1-2-1910, series D, serial 2585. Pick-S325a, Frampton-M391a. Light folds, soil1589. Mexico, El Banco de Guerrero, 50 pesos, 21-4-1914, series B, serial 11880. Pick-S301c, Frampton-M364b. Light edge mis-

ing and some pinholes but still a bright-colored VF note. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

handling and a single fold in upper right corner but otherwise a crisp AU note. Estimate: $500-$750.

1593. Mexico, El Banco de Jalisco, 50 pesos, 5-1-1911, series

E, serial 7940. Pick-S323b, Frampton-M389b. XF with only light creases.

1590. Mexico, El Banco de Hidalgo, 50 pesos, 1-9-1910, series A, serial 08890. Pick-S308a, Frampton-M372a. Folds, light soiling and two small holes in center but significant crispness remaining. Estimate: $600-$900.

Estimate: $500-$750.

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1594. Mexico, El Banco de Jalisco, 20 pesos, 26-3-1914, series E, serial 38517. Pick-S322c, Frampton-M388c. Crisp AU note with light folds and soiling. Estimate: $300-$450.

1597. Mexico, El Banco Oriental de Mexico (Puebla), 50

pesos, 14-3-1914, series QQ. 8 CCCXVI, serial 59663. Pick-

S384c, Frampton-M463c. Choice

$100-$150.

1595. Mexico, El Banco de Jalisco, 50 centavos, 1-5-1914, serial 11692, Frampton Plate. Pick-S312a, Frampton-M376a. UNC with light handling in upper left corner. Plated in Mexican Paper Money (2010 ed), by Cory Frampton. Estimate: $200-$300.

UNC with bold embossing. Estimate:

1598. Mexico, Banco de Mexico, 20 pesos specimen, no date (1925-1934), certified PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

Pick-23s, Frampton-M4617s. Gem UNC, no issues. Estimate: $300-$450.

1599. Mexico, Banco de Mexico, 5 pesos, 7-3-1934, series

H, serial A6469966.

Pick-21g, Frampton-M4615g. Strong embossing and bold red seal on reverse of this AU+ note with only a slight fold in lower right. Estimate: $200-$300.

1596. Mexico, El Banco Oriental de Mexico (Puebla), 1000

pesos, 14-2-1914, series 00. 444 CCCXII, serial 3902. PickS387b, Frampton-M466b. XF/AU with folds and two marks across obverse. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1600. Mexico, Banco de Mexico, 2 pesos trial note brown / brown, no date (circa 1930s).

Pick-19, Frampton-M4610.

UNC test note, no issues. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Nicaragua

1601. Nicaragua, Banco Nacional de Nicaragua, 500 cor-

dobas, 1945, series 1945, serial 102769. Pick-98a. AU note with light handling and stains on reverse but strong embossing. Estimate: $150-$225.

1605. Nicaragua, Banco Central de Nicaragua, 100 cordobas specimen, no date (1979), series E. Pick-132s. Choice UNC, no issues, with printing ink on bottom margin. Estimate: $125-$200.

Paraguay

1602. Nicaragua, Banco Nacional de Nicaragua, 100 cordo-

bas, 1960, series 1960, serial 555485. Pick-104b. AU, very light folds. Estimate: $300-$450.

1606. Paraguay, Tesoro Nacional, uniface 10 pesos, no date (1865), serial 8856. Pick-26. Choice EF+ with only light folds. Estimate: $60-$90.

1603. Nicaragua, Banco Central de Nicaragua, uniface 1 cordoba obverse proof, 26-4-1962. Pick-107p. Choice UNC with

cancellation marks, extra selvage on left and top margins and pen writing “Dec 31-64 AH� in top margin. Estimate: $100-$150.

1607. Paraguay, Lezica y Lanus, uniface 50 centimos, no date (187X). Pick-S181. Choice UNC, no issues. Estimate: $200-$300.

1604. Nicaragua, Banco Central de Nicaragua, 500 cordobas

specimen, no date (1979), series E. Pick-138s. Choice UNC, no issues. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1608. Lot of 2 Paraguay notes: República del Paraguay, 200

pesos fuertes, ley 1920 and 1923, serial A266672; and Banco de la República, 5 guaranies overprint on 500 pesos fuertes, no date (1943). Pick-175, 153a. 200 pesos grades VF, 5 guaranies appears VG. Estimate: $150-$225.

1609. Lot of 3 Paraguay notes: Banco Central del Paraguay,

1,000 guaranies, 25-3-1952, series A, serial 1476289; Banco del Paraguay, 500 guaranies, 5-10-1943, series A, serial 0095541; and Banco Central del Paraguay, 100 guaranies; 25-3-1952 series A, serial 2998423. Pick-191b, 183, 189b. 1,000

guaranies AU+ with old fold in bottom right, fibers at right variety; 500 guaranies is XF with slight staining; 100 guaranies AU+ with rust stain on reverse, variety with fibers at right. Estimate: $150-$225.

Peru

1610. Peru, El Banco de Tacna, 1 sol remainder, 30-6-1879,

serial 032533. Pick-S382r. XF with light folds and soiling. Estimate:

$150-$225.

1613. Peru, Junta Administradora, 5 soles, 30-6-1879, serial

B128542. Pick-3. Light folds and staple marks but unfaded color on this XF note. Estimate: $100-$150.

1611. Peru, El Banco Na-

cional del Peru, 10 centavos specimen, 1-1-1873. Pick-S303s.

Rare specimen note in AU with mounting evidence and pencil markings on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

1612. Peru, La Compañía de Obras Públicas, 10 centavos, 4-7-1876, series A, serial 999062. Pick-S441. XF/AU note

with two punch holes in left corner. Estimate: $200-$300.

1614. Peru, Junta Administradora, 50 soles overprint on 5 incas, 1881, series A, serial 41553. Pick-19. XF with pinholes in left side and bold overprint on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1615. Peru, Billete Provisional, 5 reales de inca overprint on cinco soles, 1-9-1881. Pick-12. F/VF with folds and small piece missing in bottom margin. Estimate: $100-$150.

1616. Peru, Banco Central de Reserva del Peru, uniface 50 soles de oro obverse proof, 31-3-1933, series B1. Pick-68p.

Originally part of a ABNCo presentation book owned by one of the higher-ranking members of ABNCo. UNC note mounted on cardstock with handling seen on left and right margins. Estimate: $100-$150.

1617. Peru, Banco Central de Reserva del Peru, uniface 50 soles de oro reverse proof, no date (1933-1937). Pick-168bp. XF+

note design printed on cardstock with single horizontal crease along bottom. Estimate: $100-$150.

Puerto Rico

1618. Puerto Rico, TesorerĂ­a Nacional, 8 reales, 1813, series 1, serial 117154, certified PMG Choice Very Fine 35 Net / Pieces Missing, finest and only specimen in the PMG census. Pick-2a.

Among the first notes authorized by Puerto Rico rather than Spain, these 8-reales notes are considered the predecessors to the Puerto Rican peso and represent the transition from circulating Spanish reales to a paper money-based system. Likewise, this note is an important artifact of Puerto Rican history which itself is closely tied with United States history. The central obverse design is a Paschal Lamb or Lamb of God, symbolizing John the Baptist and Christ. The reverse shows most of Charles IV’s royal seal as the notes were printed on sealed paper to thwart counterfeiting. Earlier attempts at circulating notes led to massive counterfeiting and several cities discontinued their use before the sealed paper solution. Eric P. Newman’s specimen, graded PCGS VF 30 Net / Edge Damage, Stains, sold for $5,640 (Heritage, October 2015) and, while on sealed paper, did not include the seal of Charles IV on the reverse and had numerous pieces missing. The present choice example is in much better condition with only the upper-left corner missing and a small hole in the lower left corner, and also the paper is white, unstained and has sharp edges. PMG certification number 5001417001. Estimate: $4,000-up.

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1619. Puerto Rico, Bank of Porto Rico / Banco de Puerto

Rico, 10 dollars obverse proof, 1-7-1909. Pick-48p. Originally part of a ABNCo presentation book owned by one of the higherranking members of ABNCo. UNC note mounted on cardstock with handling on right side. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Trinidad and Tobago 1620. Trinidad and Tobago, Central Bank of Trinidad and To-

bago, 20 dollars, 1964, serial S/I 623967, certified PMG Choice Uncirculated Net / Foreign Substance. Pick-29c. PMG net graded

this note Choice UNC 64 Net - Foreign Substance, yet close inspection does not reveal what or where the foreign substance is, though we did not check under UV light. Estimate: $500-$700.

United States (colonial) 1621. New York, Water Works, eight shillings, Aug. 2, 1775, serial 4915, certified PMG AU 50. Fr-NY-175. A choice AU note with sharp edges, strong color and embossing present throughout. Most likely uncirculated but poorly stored at some point leading to the drop in grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

Uruguay 1622. Lot of 2 Uruguay notes of Banco de Londres y RĂ­o de la Plata: 100 pesos remainder, 23-6-1862, serial 63490; and 10 pesos remainder, 1-1-1883, serial 416122. Pick-S245r, S242r. Both notes AU with counterfoil to left cut off but unsigned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1623. Uruguay, El Banco de la RepĂşblica Oriental del Uru-

guay, 1 peso Centenario issue, 18-7-1930, serial 390868.

Pick-P17a. Colorful note in VF with folds but no pinholes or stains. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Documents Maps

1624. British copperplate-en-

graved map of the West Indies and the coasts of North and South America by Emanuel Bowen, 1747 (London), hand-colored. 17-1/2” x

14-1/2” Early engraving of the West Indies including the east coast of America as far north as New York, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and upper part of South America. Slightly browned paper with good margins, light folds and vivid color. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Engravings 1625. German copperplate engraving by Theodor de Bry, ca. 1613, showing native Americans dismembering and eating Spaniards, including pouring molten gold down into one’s mouth, from Grands Voyages, Part IV, hand-colored. Engraving: 7-3/4”

x 6-3/8”; Sheet: 8-7/8” x 13-3/8” The Indians of Darien, upon learning of the Spanish thirst for gold, tortured Spaniards by tying their arms and legs and pouring molten gold down their throats. During this, the Indians would taunt them with, “Eat, eat gold, Christians.” The Spaniards’ arms and legs were then severed and roasted over a fire while the Indians danced. Some took to eating the roasted limbs while most didn’t, believing the Spaniards to be so evil that ingesting their remains would harm them. The bones were then hung up as trophies. A nice engraving in between German text with light marginal soiling. Estimate: $750-up.

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1626. British copperplate engraving of Philip II by Vertue (from a painting by Titian), 1736 (London), hand-colored. 131/4” x 9-15/16” This colorful piece depicting Philip II surrounded by the crests of the many countries where he was king comes from Rapin’s History of England. Very fine condition on hand-made, chain-linked paper with pencil notation on reverse. Estimate: $500-up.

1627. Lot of 3 French prints

of Florida and California natives by Claude Louis Desrais and engraved by Jean Marie Mixelle (circa 1788), handcolored and matted for framing. Florida print: outside 8-1/2”

x 11”, inside 4-3/4” x 8”; California prints: outside 8-1/2” x 11”, inside 4-1/2” x 7”. Engravings of a male

Florida native in hunting garb and both male and female California natives in working apparel, browned paper in very fine condition. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Other Documents

1628. Colombia,

New Granada Waste Land Certificate for 320 hectares, dated 1-6-1861, serial 6378. DP-1685. 8-1/16”

x 13-1/4” XF condition with three horizontal folds and staple holes in top left corner, bright, white paper. Estimate: $500-$750.

1629. Lot of 3 documents related to

USN Admiral David Porter (18131891), including pamphlet (1825), engraved portrait (1863) and signature (undated). Pamphlet: 6-1/4” x

10-1/2”; Portrait: 8-1/2” x 10-11/16”; Signature: 3-7/16” x 1-7/16” The pamphlet is

a printed compilation of letters by David Porter apparently defending his actions under a U.S. Naval court inquiry into what he called the “Expedition to Foxardo,” in which the Admiral overstepped his authority, while rooting out Caribbean pirates, by embarrassing the mayor of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, in the process. Porter effectively torpedoed his illustrious naval career by complaining to the press about the inquiry (this pamphlet being evidence of such), prompting the Navy to change the inquiry to a full-blown court martial. The pirates of the time period in question include such names as Gasparilla and Lafitte, and we note also that Porter’s base of operations was Thompson’s Island, modern-day Key West. Included with this lot is a typewritten history of the incident and background, with references for further study. The portrait (“likeness from a recent photograph”) and pamphlet show some handling and edge wear, but no major tears or stains, while the signature card has no wear. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Shipwreck Artifacts “Pewter Wreck,” sunk in the mid-1500s off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1630. Encrusted stone cannonball, rare. 4417 grams, 6” diameter. 1631. Large copper-alloy funnel. 1170 grams, 13” diameter. Large Somewhat crude, mostly round, orangish outside (covering mediumbrown matrix), coral-encrusted with minor corrosion due to its underwater proximity to oxidized iron. With photo-certificate PC02128 from the salvagers. Estimate: $400-$600.

seamless copper funnel possibly used to fill olive jars, heavily corroded due to immersion in salt water, first we have ever seen. (Additional packing and shipping will apply.) With photo-certificate PC01548 from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

1632. Copper-alloy candelabra. 590 grams, 5” long, 4” diameter at widest. Darkly patinated upper portion of a heavy copper-alloy cande-

1633. Lot of 2 copper-alloy belt buckles.

labra, with some deterioration due to corrosion. With photo-certificate PC01485 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

28.41 grams total, 1-5/8” x 1-3/8” each. Pair of dark copper-alloy buckles (used for shoes

and straps, not waist belts) of similar simple design, showing mild corrosion from underwater submersion. With photo-certificate PC01586 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Unidentified mid-1500s wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1634. Large earthenware “olive” jar, encrusted and repaired.

8110 grams, 21” tall and 11” in diameter at shoulders. Akin to the amphorae of ancient times, “olives” jars (so named for either their shape or contents, or both) came in many shapes and sizes, this one a bit more elongated than most, with round bottom and typically thick intact rolled lip at top, lots of coral encrustation all over, several large repaired cracks, impressive display nonetheless. (Additional packing and shipping will apply.) With photo-certificate BP0019 from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1635. Small gold chain (87 flat, oval links), with original, hand-signed photo-certificate from 1976. 6.28 grams, 7-1/2” long.

Good length for a bracelet, the links plain but attractive in a deep-red and lustrous gold, desirable certification. With original photo-certificate from 1976, hand-signed by Fisher and others, in wooden frame. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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1636. Large silver basin (plate) marked with tax stamp and LDo.IVo. / RAMYREZ under rim. 760 grams, 12-1/4” diameter.

This is a large, circular, 1-1/2”-deep bowl with flat 1-7/8”-wide rim with rolled outer lip, fully intact except for a few small, interior holes and minor erosion around the outside of the lip, beautifully conserved to a nice light tone, with slight concavity in center. More important, the underside of the rim bears most of a castles-and-lions circular tax stamp and a stamping in tiny letters that exactly matches lots 41-43 of the Christie’s 1988 Atocha auction, in which that mark was described as an “owner’s stamp.” Clearly part of a set with this bigger basin, those three lots were only 8-7/8” in diameter and described as “dinner plates.” They fetched some of the highest prices realized among the silver plates in that sale, upwards of $6000 hammer, but not even close to the price realized for the only large basin (like what we are offering here but slightly bigger), lot 47, which hammered at $22,000! With original Fisher photo-certificate #1151A. Estimate: $5,000-up.

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1637. Lot of 2 small, natural emerald chips, 0.75 and 0.32

carat each, with original tags and certificates. Approx. 5mm each.

Fairly translucent and green, with sharp points as broken from crystals, both categorized by the Fishers as “Class 2A.” With Fisher tags and photo-certificates #97A-59139 and 97A-59376. Estimate: $200-$300.

Unidentified 1600s Dutch wreck off Vlissingen, Netherlands

1638. Encrusted Dutch brass candle holder from a VOC wreck, 1600s.

944 grams, 8” tall, 3-3/4” base diameter. Intact candle holder found off Vlissingen, Netherlands, with circular turned decorations and hole in top cylinder for extracting candles, chipped areas in the circular base and notch in drip tray (bobeche), overall heavy green patina with encrustations. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

Spanish 1681 Fleet off Portobelo, Panama

1639. Iron cannonball “4 pounder.” 2.25 kilograms, 3-1/4” diameter. Solid and intact with glossy black coating from conservation, found by sport diver in the 1970s, with wooden display stand. With photo-certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Unidentified 1600s-1700s wreck in the southern Caribbean

1640. Intact earthenware “olive” jar. 3036 grams, 11” tall, 8” diameter.

Spanish colonial “olive” jar recovered from a wrecksite in the southern Caribbean with large rolled lip and ring-turned design still visible, pitted and encrusted surface, intact with conserved small age-crack on one side, preserved by burial with line of the buried portion clearly visible as it was lying on the sea bed. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

Eagle, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England 1641. Small silver buckle, very rare provenance. 7.14 grams, 1-1/4” x 3/4”. A rather

ornate, beautifully preserved buckle (used for shoes and straps, not waist belts) with very little sign of wear or corrosion, polished and well toned. With original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1642. Complete gold plain-loop chain, 34.55 grams, from the “Tricentennial Treasure” find of 2015. 34.55 grams., 32-1/2” long. Hundreds of tiny plain links in a tight chain (easily kinked) that is remarkable for being unbroken and complete, eminently wearable

and attractive despite its simplicity, also one of the first artifacts from the famous “Tricentennial Treasure” to be offered for sale. From the 1715 Fleet (Douglass Beach site), with plastic tag #E 78208 and special “Tricentennial Treasure” photo-certificate from Queens Jewels LLC. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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1643. Gold “olive blossom” chain, 32.68 grams (with modern clasp). 32.68 grams, 24” long. A perfectly wearable length of a com-

mon type of small-link chain known as “olive blossom” for the fact that each link bears on each side a six-petal flower of dots around central dot, each one handmade and slightly different, some worn flat and a couple flowers missing, the modern “lobster” clasp marked “14K ITALY.” Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Loosdrecht, sunk in 1719 off the Isle of Wight, England

1644. Brass navigational dividers, rare provenance. 23.43 grams, 3-3/4” x 3/4”. Small dividers with somewhat sharp points, a little pitted but nice brass color and patination, especially on the legs, some original encrustation in areas. Estimate: $500-up.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1645. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain cup, Kangxi period,

4-paneled floral design, complete but restored. 88.11 grams, 3-1/4” diameter and 2-3/4” tall. Intact porcelain pieces from the Spanish Fleets are very rare, but even rarer is this complete specimen, with typical floral design in four panels on exterior (simple flower inside), whose many pieces (as small as 1/2”) were recovered by divers over the course of four years and painstakingly re-assembled, the glue apparent but stable. From the Populo site, recovered 1969-73. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

1646. Lot of 30 lead musketballs with original certificates.

770 grams. Typical lead balls of various sizes, great for resale or small gifts. With original (generic) certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

1647. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, “Imari pavilion” pattern, with rare red and gold color. 57 grams, 4-1/2”

diameter. Typical design but with full glaze and seldom-seen red color overglaze design, 100% intact and beautiful. Estimate: $100-$150.

Felix, sunk in 1821 off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1648. Two clumps of copper-alloy spoons (encrusted as

found), 10 spoons total. 113 grams, 6” long each. Two clumps of five uncleaned spoons each, perfectly intact but coated with encrustation, ornate curlicue design on handles. With photo-certificate PC00001J from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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SS New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico 1649. Clump of one coin and several small artifacts (USA 50c seated Liberty 1843, brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard), encased in Lucite. 524 grams, 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” x 2”. The coin looks intact, with bold date on exposed side, embedded in a gray/orange/ black conglomerate that also contains a thin ring, the earthenware shard (looks like bellarmine) and tack and shell just floating around the clump inside the Lucite, nice display (note the accompaniments). Pedigreed to the original SS New York auction (Stack’s, July 2009), with original lot-tag #1087, with certificate, box and stand with plaque showing wreck details. Estimate: $400-$600.

Non-wreck Artifacts Pre-Columbian 1650. Lot of 2 pre-Columbian copper-arsenic tajaderas from Oaxaca, Mexico, 1300s or later: one (large) from the Xaaga culture and one (small) from the Mixtec culture. 69

grams, 5” x 6” and 10.14 grams, 3-1/2” x 1-3/4”. Native-American trade currency made in Mexico from about 1300 AD onward of two different types: a wide mushroom-shaped tajadera of the Xaaga (Oaxaca) culture of southern Mexico, scarce; and a very small tajadera of the Mixtec (Oaxaca) culture of southern Mexico, very rare; both in nice, undamaged condition with a dusting of tan sediment and patina. Estimate: $100-$150.

Arms / armor / militaria Armor

1651. European morion helmet with fleur-de-lis decorations, 1600s. 1106

grams, 14” long, 9” high. Southern European

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colonial-period morion helmet with high comb edge, side-cut decorations, fleur de lis embossed sides, polished comb for contrast with dark background, and seven original rivets with decorative brass rosettes to hold missing cloth liner, in general great condition with two very small chipped areas to the edge with minor inconspicuous stress fracture, the metal overall in excellent condition and great color showing hammer marks. With photocertificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.


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1652. European trooper’s helmet with lobster tail patterns, 1600s. 136 grams, 15” long, 12” high. Southern European lobster-tail helmet comprised of three plates secured by rivets: two-part main body forged and riveted together, front visor with cut and pierced decorations and molded front edge with center bar to protect the nose and face, and articulating cheek plates secured by rivets to old leather lining (possibly original), one of the leathers now re-attached. Overall good condition showing hand-hammered surface of dark-aged patina, numerous signs of battle use and later repairs and several rivets missing, small loss to comb on rear neck guard. With photo-certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1653. European forged iron breastplate of siege weight,

1700s to early 1800s, with musketball impact. 4750 grams, 17” tall, 14” wide. Heavy iron breastplate of the type worn by artil-

lery and siege engineers and in naval boarding actions, hooks for a belt and hanging straps, small holes around the edges for attaching a padded liner (now missing), a sizable dent from a musketball right in the heart area, and small maker’s touch mark. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Cannons / Cannonballs / Artillery

1654. Danish naval “4-pounder” bronze howitzer, late 1700s. 53.15 kg cannon, 20.50 kg carriage, 26” overall, 20” overall height, 18” across axle. Bronze howitzer of Danish origin, the barrel believed to have been from military and naval stores captured by the British during

the Battle of Copenhagen in 1807. Sent to England, these items were used by English forces during the Napoleonic Wars and in America and Canada during the War of 1812. Some ended up in American service due to capture or purchase. Bronze barrel has a chambered bore (which most howitzers have), a designated area for the powder charge, turned decorations and cast with bronze pointing tiller cascabel ending on a rounded ball end. This cannon was made for use as a swivel gun or on a deck carriage. Mounted on an original mahogany naval deck carriage (complete and serviceable with working elevation screw and wheels) with correct brass and iron mounts and four wheels from the early 19th century (possibly exact replacements made later). Barrel in excellent condition, minor surface wear, excellent light-brown patina. With photocertificate. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

1655. Spanish bronze “thundermug” salute mortar, 1700s. 6.45 kilograms, 6-3/4” tall. Sometimes called a “thundermug,” small flat-based cannons like this were used as powdertesters and signaling guns, this one with heavy brown-green patina, side lift handle, tapered body with ring-turned decoration, base with powder receptacle and vent, in excellent condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1656. Stone cannonball from the Siege of Sluis (1587). 1760

grams, 9” diameter. Found by commercial fishermen dragging the seabed

near Sluis, Belgium, a strategic deep-water port throughout the AngloSpanish War (1585-1604), intact condition with numerous signs of underwater immersion, surface imperfections and encrustations. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1658. Naval barshot “4-pounder” from the American Revolutionary War, 1776. 2450 grams, 12-1/2” long, 3-1/4” diameter. Two

half-cannonballs connected by a 3/4”-wide iron bar 9” long. Found in the early 1900s in the shallow waters of Arnold’s Bay, Vermont (location of the naval Battle of Valcour Island), complete and intact, in conserved and stable condition, the entire surface pitted with some surface encrustation. An old attached tag states, “American Bar Shot 1776 Found Arnold Bay.” With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1657. Iron cannon-shot “12-pounder” with original wooden

sabot from the James River, VA, ca. 1864. 6.65 kilograms, 6-1/2” overall length, 4-1/2” diameter. Found on the site of a Civil War supply

barge carrying a load of ammunition and war material for the Federal army and sunk in the James River, originally secured by tin straps, now missing, conserved and in excellent condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1659. Copper gunpowder measure, US, signed “Fairbanks,”

ca. 1830, rare. 1805 grams, 7-1/4” height, 4-5/8” diameter. Large and sturdy half gallon-size copper measure and shaped brass lift handle used by ordnance workers to fill cloth powder bags for artillery. Marked “Fairbanks” for E. Fairbanks Company, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, an artillery company founded in 1824. Uncleaned with beautiful aged brown-tone patina, a lovely specimen for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Edged Weapons

1660. Spanish colonial “espada ancha” short sword, 1700s. 397 grams, 26” long overall. Hand-forged with D-form hilt that has a twisted, spiral decoration and excavated from an early Spanish-period site in Texas in the 1960s, pitted and rust-brown patina. With photocertificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1661. Spanish colonial D-guard “espada ancha” short sword, 1700s-1800s. 307 grams, 20-1/2” long overall. Interesting sword with finely carved, decorated walnut grips, iron D-guard with turned-down quillon, blade engraved “no me saque sin razon” (don’t draw me without reason), in fine intact condition and well toned, several nicks on blade, light patina on grip. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1662. Iron sailor’s dirk, Spanish colonial, ca. 1800. 254 grams, 15” long overall. Distinctive wavy blade design (inspired by the moro kris knives of the Spanish Philippines), iron cross guard with decorative cutouts, and turned ebony wood handle with iron mounts. Overall good condition with uncleaned aged and toned surface. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1663. Early US eagle-hilt officer’s sword, ca. 1814-1825. 729 grams, 36” long overall. Mounted gilt saber with brass eagle head hilt, fluted bone grip, blue and gilt-decorated blade marked “Sold by C&D Wolfe NY,” well toned. These types of swords were used in the First Seminole War between the US army and the Seminole Indians in Spanish Florida. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Firearms

1664. Large, silver-mounted flintlock blunderbuss, European, 1700s. 3031 grams, 30” overall length. Complete and functioning

blunderbuss with nicely toned steel barrel engraved and with silver inlays, large bore flaring to 2-1/2” muzzle, steel lock with engraved S-shaped hammer, engraved silver butt plate, steel trigger guard with brass ramrod pipes, and beech-wood stock with checkering on wrists (minor age splits and imperfections). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500.

1665. Pair of flintlock officers’ pistols with engraved silver mounts, 1700s. 624 grams each, 14” overall length. Both with bright steel 8-1/4” barrels, ring turning in deep, elaborate chiseled engraving, walnut stock with ornate silver butt cap and silver wire inlay, decorated side plate and trigger guard engraved “Moull,” perhaps by the maker or the owner, original condition with toning on steel and silver mounts, in need of work to function again. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1666. Ornate miquelet horseman’s pistol, Eastern European, 1700s. 847 grams, 19-1/2” overall length. Heavily decorated walnut stock

with extensive silver repousse overlay mounts, silver butt cap, engraved brass trigger guard, pierced brass side plate, decorative silver ramrod, maker’s or owner’s initials on silver mounts, and complete lock needing adjustment to function. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1667. Silver-mounted flintlock pistol, European, 1700s. 890 grams, 20” overall length. Tapered 13” long steel barrel--octagonal at breach--all age toned, complete and functioning S-shaped hammer with unusual encased unmarked frizzen spring, walnut stock with elaborate cut-out silver inlays, heavy silver butt cap, engraved brass trigger guard, and wooden ramrod. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 1668. Flintlock holster pistol, European, 1700s. 890 grams, 20” overall

length. Tapered steel 9-1/2” barrel with

touch marks on breech, flintlock with Sshaped hammer containing line engraving and maker’s initials (partially functioning), attractive relief-carved toned walnut stock with ornate pierced and engraved butt and side plate, pewter escutcheon plate, partial original wooden ramrod with decorated ramrod symbols held by decorated brass ramrod pipes, and rather plain brass trigger guard. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1669. Spanish Mediterranean miquelet officer’s musket, 1700s. 2300 grams, 62” overall length. A design made in Catalonia, Spain, and on neighboring Mediterranean islands, and used by military officers and colonial settlers, this rifle has an octagonal tapered barrel, engraved miquelet lock (complete and functional), simple walnut stock with decorative, pierced and engraved toned steel mounts, simple forged iron trigger guard, and no provision for the ramrod, steel mounts with some losses and imperfections, and walnut stock in good condition with several repairs. (Additional packing and shipping will apply.) With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1670. Eastern European hand-held blunderbuss, ca. 1800. 1362 grams, 19-1/2” overall length. Incredibly ornate blunderbuss with gold and silver inlays and dark walnut stock with profuse silver inlays overall, bore flares to 1-1/2” in diameter, brown age-toned steel barrel (10-1/2” in length), functional lock with S-shaped hammer and gold inlays, brass butt plate and trigger guard and brass side plate, probable original bone ramrod. An attractive display piece for any collector. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1671. Eastern European flintlock horseman’s pistol, 1700s-1800s. 1229 grams, 23” overall length. Ornately decorated, encrusted with gemstones and filigree and repoussé‚ mounts and decoration with engraved steel barrel with silver inlays marked DID, engraved steel lock (complete but needing adjustment) with S-shaped hammer, and simple steel trigger guard. Overall good, complete condition with several smaller repairs and minor losses to very ornate decoration. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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1672. Pair of British Royal Navy boarding pistols, ca. 1805. 1536 grams, 19-1/2” overall length. Sturdy pistols with 12” brown-tone patinated steel barrels, 1-1/2” bore size, and crown proof marks, working locks with crowned GR for King George armory mark, one frizzen spring possibly an old replacement, walnut stock with correct brass mounts, steel belt hooks with crown touch marks, brass-tipped ramrod. Stock shows numerous minor aging imperfections. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1673. Early handheld flintlock blunderbuss pistol, Eastern European, 1800s. 1275 grams, 17” overall length. Typically ornate blunderbuss with steel barrel flare of 1-5/8,” 8” silver inlaid barrel, engraved flintlock with S-shaped hammer (needs adjustment), attractive walnut stock with ornate carved brass wire, tack and carved bone inlay, and engraved steel butt plate and trigger guard. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1674. Albanian miquelet pistol, 1800s. 755 grams, 18” overall length. An early gun in as-found condition with a 10-3/4” tapered barrel (a bit loose from stock) with faint touch mark and engraving, miquelet lock, ornately designed brass covered stock, simple iron trigger guard and iron ramrod, and red tail-style butt plate, in fair condition with brown-tone steel barrel and lock with very light pitting, lock needing adjustment to function again, minor losses to brass overlay decoration, and minor losses and imperfections to decorative brass overlay. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1675. Single-shot percussion overcoat pistol signed “De-

ringer,” mid-1800s. 563 grams, 9” overall length. This signed pistol of a type that became known as a “Derringer” (best known for being used in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865) was possibly made by the famous gunsmith, Henry Deringer of Philadelphia (the moniker a misspelling with two r’s), with rifled steel octagonal-to-round 5” barrel, back-action lock with signature “Deringer” (over floral engraving behind), walnut stock with checkered butt and German silver inlays, engraved steel trigger guard, and wooden ramrod. Original as-found condition with dark toning on steel, complete and functional. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Chests and Locks and Keys

1676. Lot of 6 Spanish colonial iron keys (1600s-1700s),

found in Panama Viejo, Panama. 1393 grams, smallest 5”-longest 6-1/2” Mostly from door locks or large furniture, collected during the

1970s in Panama City from the Panama Viejo area, complete and in good condition with light to moderate rust-patinated surfaces, displayed in velvet-lined Riker case. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1677. Spanish colonial iron-bound money chest, 1700s to early 1800s. 4665 grams, 16” long, 9” wide, 9” tall. A rustic, well-used wooden chest with great surface patina with simple dovetail construction and molded base, hand-forged hardware, hand-cut decorations that are pierced and engraved, missing key, found in Arizona. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1678. Iron-forged slave/prisoner leg irons, 1700-1800s. 1882 grams, 26” overall. Hand-forged leg irons found in eastern Pennsylvania

one end with built-in lock (key missing) and opposite end with lock and padlock, no visible markings or stamps, overall smooth brown patina. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Earthenware

1679. Earthenware oil/wine bottle, colonial period (mid-1700s), from Haiti.

1652 grams, 11” long, 6” diameter at shoulders. Well-preserved reddish-brown pottery with

smooth sides, simple ringed and dotted decorations, and almost flat bottom, several chips on lip which don’t detract from the overall beauty of the piece. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Equestrian

1680. Pair of Spanish colonial cast brass stirrups (estribos), 1700-1800s, from Colombia. 2045 grams, 10” long and 4-3/4” wide.

Ornately decorated heavy pair of cast brass stirrups from Colombia with founder’s initial “A” (on both) and “305” (on one), clean condition with aged toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Glass

1681. English black-glass “horse hoof onion” bottle, ca. 1720s-40s. 860 grams, 7-1/2” tall, 5” diameter at base. Dark green bottle with somewhat pearlized interior but no cracks that we can see, mostly smooth exterior, intact and great for display. Estimate: $250-$375.

1682. English black-glass “horse hoof onion” bottle, ca.

1720s-40s. 665 grams, 6” tall, 5” diameter at base. Very short and flat “onion,” glossy green outside and the rim chipped in places but otherwise intact and attractive with some heavy sediment inside. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1683. Lot of 4 Dutch or English bottles (green to

brown), 1700s-1800s, including one “onion,” one “gin,” and two ales. Onion: 711 grams, 7-1/2” tall, 5-1/2” diameter at base; gin: 823 grams, 11” tall; ale: 745 grams, 10-1/2” tall, 3-1/2” diameter; small ale: 733 grams, 10” tall, 3-1/2” diameter.

A very desirable set of popular early hand-blown bottles that would make a good display, with dark green color and glossy (onion) or dull finish (the others), all intact with some showing a few minor rim chips. Estimate: $200-$300.

Jewelry / Religious

1684. Gilt-bronze filigree heart pendant with enamel flowers

and crosses, Portuguese, mid-1800s. 16.28 grams, 2-1/2” tall, 1-1/2” wide. Ornate and intricate “Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ” symbol with enamel rosette and cross on each side, a lovely intact wearable artifact. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1685. Cast bronze African crucifix, 1800s. 532 grams, 5” x 9”. Simple African bronze cross excavated from Benin, Nigeria, with interesting depiction of Jesus as a black man, with heavy green-brown patina. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Maritime

1686. British navigational octant in mahogany case,

early 1800s. 1695 grams, 11” overall height, 9-1/2” width. Ebonyframed brass-mounted octant with ivory radius scales and maker’s nameplate (I.P. Cutts Sutton & Son), with original mahogany storage case that has several minor age cracks and locking hook and brass lock (key missing), in original uncleaned condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Scales

1687. Brass balance scale for gold coins

in original box, ca. 1855. 161 grams, 9”

long, 2” wide, 5/8” tall. Brass gold coin scale

in rare original box (which shows age), intact but aged label still readable, scale in fine original condition and marked by maker “John Ellenders Patented.” With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1688. Early American gold miner’s scale from the California

Gold Rush period (1848), rare. 340 grams, 5-1/2” long, 3” wide, 1” tall. American gold miner’s scale with original two brass pans, four

counterweights with touch marks, brass balance chains and pin, all housed in original green metal case inscribed “Miners’ Improved Gold Scale, Manufactured expressly for California” with American eagle motif, some paint loss to sides and bottom of case. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1689. French balance scale for gold coins in walnut case, late 1700s-early 1800s. 108 grams, 7” long, 2” wide, 5/8” tall. Great

little gold scale with cut steel beam, original brass pans and cording, and six various brass weights with touch marks, all housed in a custom wooden box with original paper trade label stating “Fourche Balancier, Paris” and marked “No. 177 Au Q Couronne,” excellent condition and apparently complete. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1690. Georgian British balance scale for gold guineas in

wooden case, late 1700s. 85 grams, 4-1/2” long, 2-1/4” wide, 1” tall.

Petite gold guinea scale with original parts: steel balance, brass pans, thread cording, twelve different weights with touch marks for various sizes, all enclosed in a small wooden box with original paper label of weights of various coins dated 1772, wire hinges and latch. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1691. Georgian British gold scale in oak case, early 1800s.

557 grams, 7” long, 4-1/4” wide, 1-3/4” tall. Larger scale with original parts: cut-steel balance, brass pans that are maker signed, set of six nestled graduated weights with touch marks housed in a dark oak case with original wire hinges, locking hook, and trade label of W&T Avery Scale Maker, Birmingham England, Founded 1818. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1692. Large, ornate, rectangular silver tray from Potosí, Bolivia, late 1800s, silversmith J. Guzman (stamped), double-

headed eagle and heart design. 1204 grams, 17-1/2” x 11-1/2” x 1-1/2”. Impressive piece with deeply embossed design on 2-3/4” rim, including cherubs, fruits and flowers, and engraved interior showing double-headed eagle with central heart, small circular crown stamp and PLATERO / J. / GUZMAN in top-left corner, all lightly toned and very solid, just the kind of heavy silver object that got melted down by the truckload in past decades, therefore somewhat rare today. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1693. Large, ornate, rectangular silver wall-hanging from the Caribbean, late 1800s to early 1900s, angel design, engraved “Angel con Eespiga [sic].” 725 grams, 16” x 12”. The central element of the fully embossed design is a walking angel in high relief holding a sprig of wheat (espiga), with engraved words at bottom left (the misspelling of espiga due to the addition of an upper-case E to the word with a lower-case e), all inside an ornate frame of baroque curlicues, attractively toned in front, with wire hanger soldered to back near top for hanging. Estimate: $400-$600.

1694. Large, ornate, rectangular silver wall-hanging from the Caribbean, late 1800s to early 1900s, angel design, engraved “Angel de la Guarda.” 675 grams, 16” x 11-1/2”. A match with the previous lot but with the angel standing with a child and with different words engraved at bottom left, same baroque frame and toning and hanger. These two lots together make an attractive set and are both somewhat remarkable for having escaped the melting pots of the late 1900s. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Gold Cobs Cartagena, Colombia

Philip II

1698. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer B, O(MNIVM) in legend. CT-63. 6.74 grams. AU with bold full shield

1695. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 162(7-8), assayer E below mintmark RN to right.

and cross-and-tressure, few copper spots. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Restrepo-M52.3; S-C7. 5.45 grams. Full and

bold shield with clear denomination to left and RN-E to right, off-center crossand-tressure with bold 162 of date, AU with slightly rough surfaces (rusty dies), shaved on edge. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Bogotá, Colombia

1699. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, (159)6B. CT-80. 6.76 grams. XF with good full shield and cross-and-tressure, full 6 of date visible. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Philip III

1700. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo,

Philip III, assayer B. CT-Type 29. 3.38 grams. AXF with nice full cross, full crown

1696. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2

above nearly full shield. Estimate: $600$900.

escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible. Restrepo-M80; KM-17.2. 6.64 grams.

1701. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer not

Full shield, slightly off-center full crossand-tressure, VF with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $500-$750.

visible. CT-Type 29. 3.35 grams. Full but off-center shield and cross, the rest flat and/or slightly crude, AXF. Estimate: $500-$750.

1702. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer not

Seville, Spain

Charles-Joanna

1697. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left. CT-57. 3.34 grams. Broad flan with

full legends and inner details, XF with light bend-mark across center. Estimate: $600-$900.

visible. CT-Type 29. 2.66 grams. Choice full shield and crown, full and bold but off-center cross, nicely toned XF, light edge-clip. Estimate: $500-$750.

Philip IV

1703. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, assayer D. CT-Type 46. 3.35 grams. Choice

full shield and cross-and-tressure, bold assayer and king’s ordinal IIII, AU. Estimate: $600-$900.

1704. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos (cut down to 1E size),

Consign to our Auction #21 May 2017

Philip IV, assayer D.

CT-Type 46. 4.86 grams. Good full cross and nearly full shield, both identifiable as 2E size but also with clipped edges, toned XF. Estimate: $600-$900.

World Gold Coins Bolivia

1705. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/2 scudo,

1856FJ. KM-113; Fr-36. 1.68 grams. UNC with

light surface hairlines Estimate: $250-$375.

Chile

1706. Santiago, Chile, 1 escudo, 1834IJ, encapsulated ICG VF20. KM-85. Traces of luster, attractive red toning, some light wear

on high points but probably just lightly struck and more like AXF in our eyes. Estimate: $200-$300.

1707. Santiago, Chile, 2 pesos,

1873.

KM-143. 3.05 grams. Clashed die strike, matte AU. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Colombia (Republic of New Granada)

1708. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1840/39RS, encapsulated NGC XF details / excessive surface hairlines, ex-Eliasberg

(stated inside slab). KM-93. Bold and lustrous as cleaned. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection (ANR auction of April 2005, lot #1597). Esti-

mate: $175-$250.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

1709. Medellín, Colombia, 1 peso, 1863. KM-146.1. 1.58 grams. Red-toned AXF with light surface hairlines. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (modern Republic)

1710. Bogotá, Colombia, gilt brass reverse trial, proof 200 pesos, Eucharistic Congress (1968, “pope set”), encapsulated NGC PF 64 Ultra Cameo. KM-232 (for type). Uniface trial strike of reverse design, brightly lustrous with only trivial imperfections. Estimate:

$150-$225.

1711. Bogotá, Colombia, gilt brass reverse trial, proof 100 pesos, 1969, Liberation Campaign (Battle of Boyacá), encap-

sulated NGC PF 64 Ultra Cameo. KM-238 (for type). Uniface trial strike of reverse design, brightly lustrous, with slight surface roughness

(as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

Costa Rica

1712. Costa Rica, 5 colones, 1899. KM-142. 3.88 grams. AU, light marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

1713. Costa Rica (struck in Philadelphia), 2 colones, 1900. KM-139. 1.54 grams AU/UNC,

muted luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

Philippines

1719. Lot of 2 Philippines (under Spain) gold coins of Isabel II: 2 pesos 1862/1 (unlisted overdate) and 1 peso 1863. KM143 and 142. 5.05 grams (total). The 2 pesos appears VF while the 1 peso is XF, both with light marks and muted luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

Egypt

1714. Egypt, 1 pound, 1955 (AH1374), Revolution anni-

versary (archer and chariot). KM-387. 8.49 grams. Bright, lustrous

AU with light marks in fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

Portugal

1720. Portugal, 5000 reis, Pedro V, 1861, encapsulated NGC

MS 62. Gomes-12.02; KM-505. Significant luster, bold strike with minor bagmarks. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

France

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

1721. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, •S• above eight-pointed star at bottom between busts. CT-72; Fr-129. 6.43 grams. Worn and polished F/VF with punchmarks in field above busts. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Philip V 1715. France, ecu d’or, Louis XII, no date (1498-1515). Fr-323. 2.96 grams. Underweight (should be 3.4 grams) due to light shaving,

making mintmark unclear, bold AU otherwise. Estimate: $200-$300.

1722. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Philip V, 1743PJ. CT584; KM-361.2. 1.71 grams.

$125-$200.

VF, sediment around lettering. Estimate:

1716. France (Paris mint), 10 francs, Napoleon III, 1855-A.

Ferdinand VI

KM-784.3. 3.16 grams. VF, orange toning in fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

1723. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo,

Great Britain

1.74 grams. VF, no problems. Estimate: $125-

Ferdinand VI, 1747JB.

CT-242; KM-372.

1717. Lot of 2 Great Britain (London, England) sovereigns,

$200.

UNC with luster, minor rim-ding at 12 o’clock on the 1958. Estimate: $400-$600.

1724. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo,

Elizabeth II, 1958 and 1963.

KM-908. 15.99 grams (total).

Italian States

1718. Venice (Italian States), zecchino, Ludovico Manin,

1789-1797. KM-755; Fr-1445. 3.29 grams. VF, light marks and spots of

toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Ferdinand VI, 1749JB. CT-245; KM-378. 1.75 grams. Bold VF+ with

toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

1725. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1756JB. CT-253; KM-378. 1.74 grams. VF with light toning, mounting marks at date. Estimate: $125-$200.

1726. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1758JB. CT-256; KM-378. 1.72 grams. F/VF with crude rims (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

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Charles III

1727. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV.

CT-629; KM-416.1a. 3.38 grams. VF with hairlines, toning around details.

Estimate: $150-$225.

1728. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III (young bust), 1765PJ. CT-759; KM-389.1. 1.70 grams. Bold AXF with slightly

Swaziland

smoothed edge all around. Estimate: $150-$225.

1729. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1786DV. CT-778; KM-425.1. 1.68 grams. XF with dark sediment around details, no

problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

1731. Swaziland, proof 5 emalangeni, Sobhuza II, 1974.

1730. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo,

Proof with light fingerprint marks in fields, a few faint scratches on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-15. 5.56 grams.

Charles III, 1786DV. CT-778; KM-425.1. 1.74 grams. AU- with toning around details, bold strike, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

U.S. Coins Gold

Silver

Half eagles

1732. Lot of 2 USA (Philadelphia mint), $5 coronet Liberty,

1899. KM-101. 16.70 grams. Both grade XF/AU with some bagmarks, darker toning on one with bright luster on the other. Estimate: $700$1,000.

Quarter eagles

1733. Lot of 2 USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian head, 1915.

$400-$600.

KM-128. 8.31 grams.

Both UNC, no issues. Estimate:

1734. Lot of 3 USA (Philadelphia mint), $2-1/2 Indian head, 1915.

KM-128. 12.44 grams.

AU. Estimate: $600-$900.

Two UNC with nice luster, one

Gold dollars

1738. USA (San Francisco mint), trade dollar, 1877-S. KM-

108. 27.03 grams. VF with glossy fields and dark, some blue, toning, rim-ding at 12 o’clock. Estimate: $100-$150.

1739. USA (Carson City mint), $1 Morgan, 1878-CC. KM-

1735. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 coronet Liberty (Type I),

110. 26.24 grams. VF with dark toning on all but high points which are lighter. Estimate: $70-$100.

Estimate: $100-$150.

1740. USA (New Orleans mint), $1 Morgan, 1894-O, en-

1853. KM-73. 1.65 grams. XF, nice, strong strike, scratches on obverse.

capsulated NGC XF 45.

KM-110. Number of minor marks, but little wear evident. Estimate: $80-$120.

1736. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1

large Indian princess head (Type III), 1857. KM-86. 1.67 grams. XF with muted

1741. Lot of 2 USA silver coins from the wreck of a Con-

luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

1737. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 large Indian princess head (Type III), 1874. KM-86. 1.65 grams. XF, minor edge nick. Estimate: $125-$200.

federate blockade runner: half dollar 1854-O (New Orleans) and quarter dollar 1854 (Philadelphia). KM-82, 81. 18.29 grams.

Salt water corrosion evident on both coins, encrustation on the half and slight bend to the quarter. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Shipwreck Silver Coins Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas

1742. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-81; CT-114, S-M9. 3.52 grams. Full

shield and pillars but with about 80% of dark (and characteristic) “horn” silver removed from surface on pillars side, circular chip in rim. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 off Mozambique, east of Africa

1743. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-36; CT-335. 12.67 grams.

Broad-flan XF with no corrosion or toning, slightly crude edge (as made) but with full shield and cross and much legend, interesting bold striking lines on reverse. Tiny sticker near edge on reverse from previous owner. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1744. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock outside tressure around cross. CT-235. 25.12 grams. AU details on choice broad flan with very light surface corrosion, entire design visible. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico

1745. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-36; CT-335. 13.63 grams. Darkly toned XF with no corrosion at all, nice full shield and cross, much legend including king’s ordinal II. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period, “Lima style”). S-P4; KM-5.1; CT-139 (under Lima). 25.73 grams. Typically broad flan with full shield and cross (the latter bold), much legend, borders of tiny dots, assayer B (partially visible) modified from L. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

San Martín, sunk in 1618 off the east coast of Florida Mexico

1747. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer not visible (F or F-oD). 15.46 grams. Thin from corrosion but

with bold full cross, nearly full shield, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1748. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. 15.78 grams. Truncated flan due to corrosion but with choice full cross and shield, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1749. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. 14.64 grams. Very bold full shield and cross despite moderate to heavy corrosion all over. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico Group Lots

1750. Lot of 8 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F (where visible). 134.18 grams total. Mostly solid despite mod-

erate to heavy corrosion, some nicely toned, generally clear shields and crosses. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

1751. Lot of 8 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F (where visible). 123.44 grams total. Some thin, some solid

(moderate to heavy corrosion) but all more or less toned and with clear shields and crosses. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $500-$750. 1752. Lot of 8 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer F (where visible). 49.13 grams total. All thin from heavy corrosion (one fragmentary), a couple with brown encrustation, generally clear shields and crosses. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $500-$750.

Potosí

1753. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period). S-P14. 9.60 grams. Full shield with bold P-B, very weak cross,

thin from heavy corrosion. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1754. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 19.12 grams. Full but doubled shield and cross, the latter weak, moderately corroded all over. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1755. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible. 6.83 grams. Thin from corrosion but with good full shield and cross. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Potosí Group Lots

1756. Lot of 8 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II and III, various assayers (where visible). 131.07 grams. Some thin, some solid (moderate to heavy corrosion) but all more or less toned and with clear shields and crosses. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $500-$750. 338


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

1757. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. 19.24 grams. Fairly solid flan despite corrosion, the full cross choice and the shield full

with clear oMF to left and bold 8 to right, darkly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with original lot-tag #228. Estimate: $150-$225.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1758. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-3 quality but certificate missing. 22.59 grams. Thick, solid flan but with edge-splits and surface corrosion that effaces all but traces of the shield and some bold cross, typically silvery. With Fisher tag #181887 (certificate missing). Estimate: $125-$200.

“Dry Tortugas wreck,” sunk ca. 1622 off the Dry Tortugas, west of Key West, Florida 1759. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D. S-M18; KM-44.3. 21.65 grams. Solid flan but with most details lost to

surface corrosion and wear, the cross still clear, no toning, small sticker with Seahawk number at bottom on obverse. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original Seahawk certificate #91-1A-2081.0050. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

1760. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1576. Dav-8838. 25.89 grams. Broad flan with full legends, full but weaker inner details, no corrosion but fraught with scratches. Estimate: $100-$150.

1761. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1616. KM-12. 25.09 grams. Lightly toned, bold full details but with light surface

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

1762. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617. KM-15.1. 26.55 grams. Bold full legends (especially the date), weaker interiors, a few marks but minimal corrosion and non-toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1763. West Friesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1624. KM-14.1. 26.39 grams. Choice AU details with luster and light toning, practically no corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

1764. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. S-M18a; KM-45. 27.30 grams. Typically uneven flan with flat areas but no corrosion at all, bold mintmark and full shield, nearly full cross, partial date 162(?), very silvery all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 1765. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (D). S-M18a; KM-45. 24.75 grams. Typically barrel-shaped flan with uneven thickness, full shield and cross, darkly toned, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate signed by Frank Sedwick and salvagers’ representative. Estimate: $125-$200. 1766. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer D, ex-Mikalow. S-M12; CT-329; KM-36. 13.02 grams Full oMD, full shield and cross, deeply toned, minimal corrosion. Alfred Mikalow was an early name in shipwreck salvage for having invented a socketed atmospheric diving suit in 1952 specifically for salvaging. Pedigreed to the Alfred Mikalow collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

1767. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 164(?)P. S-M19; KM-45. 26.44 grams. Broad round flan with full 164 of date and bold oMP, most of shield and cross but otherwise flat, darkly toned, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250. 1768. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 164(?)(P). S-M19; KM-45. 22.60 grams. Odd shape (as made) with some surface pitting and chips in edge, bold 16 of date, good cross, minimal toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Lastdrager, sunk in 1653 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland

1769. Gelderland, United Netherlands, rijksdaalder, 1624. KM-16.1. 23.57 grams. Full legends and interiors, XF details despite light surface corrosion, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01252. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 1652 Transitionals

(see Potosí Silver Cobs section in Session II for main offering of Roberto Mastalir collection of 1652 Transitionals)

1770. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 16.28 grams. Choice full shield, weak but certain pillars, rather worn and corroded but with thickness of center intact. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ac(1)2 in his book (page 86), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1771. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 12.88 grams. Heavily corroded, particularly around edge, still with full pillars and shield, areas of dark toning, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(1)3 in his book (page 88), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1772. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.14 grams. Very

broad flan despite heavy corrosion (the shield side almost totally gone and therefore not fully attributed in Mastalir reference), most of pillars side clear and with date in legend, some toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(ND)1 in his book (page 89). Estimate: $150-$225.

1773. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 18.75 grams. Piece of edge (about 25%) corroded away but rest of coin well detailed (bold full pillars and full PHILIPPVS IIII, for example), brown-toned fields and spots of black. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A. ad1(12)1 in his book (page 94). Estimate: $150-$225.

1774. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, rare variety, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 21.45 grams. Full but weak and off-center pillar with full POTOSI,

the shield side heavily pitted, some dark patches. This is the only example known of this exact die variety, according to Mastalir, one aspect of which is A/F to left of shield. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad2(1)1 in his book (page 95), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #PTD668. Estimate: $125-$200.

1775. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 15.34 grams. Heavily corroded around edge (about 40% loss) but with full shield and most of pillars bold, brown-toned legends. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, die #IV.1-A.bb1(2)4 (not in his book), and pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #398. Estimate: $125-$200.

1778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional

Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 18.96 grams. Broad flan with about 20% piece of edge lost to corrosion, full

pillars and nearly full (but slightly doubled) shield, edge-split, patchy toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.dd(1)1 in his book (page 109), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #ab52. Estimate: $125-$200.

1779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type V (rare variety), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl.

14.38 grams. Full interior details despite heavy corrosion all over, toned on fields, minor edge-splits (not as bad as photo in Mastalir would indicate). Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.ad(1)1 in his book (page 130), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #83-1c1003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type V (rare variety), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 17.67 grams. Bold shield and parts of pillars despite heavy corrosion and edge-loss, nice toning. This is one of several unique die varieties within the subtype, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.ad(2)1 in his book (page 131). Estimate: $100-$150.

1781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 13.16 grams. Choice full pillars with two dates including full 1652 in legend, most of shield too but heavily corroded and with approximate 20% piece of edge missing, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #V.1-A.de(2)7 in his book (page 136), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #kke-5650. Estimate: $100-$150.

1782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 19.10 grams.

Full shield and pillars (the latter slightly doubled) with three dates, patchy toning, about 20% piece of edge lost to corrosion. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.aa(1)3 in his book (page 156). Estimate: $150-$225.

1783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 10.65 grams. Very

thin from corrosion but with full shield and pillars and full crowns on both sides, darkly toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.aa(6)2 in his book (page 161), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1776. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional 1784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional

Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 15.86 grams. Just the central remains of a heavily corroded flan, still with full crown above one full pillar, most of off-center shield with full A-P-8, patches of black. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A. cb(1)3 in his book (page 101). Estimate: $100-$150.

1777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1652)E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 20.04

grams. Bold full shield and full pillars detail despite moderate to heavy surface corrosion all over, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.da(3)2 in his book (page 105), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Type VII, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 20.03 grams. Nice full pillars detail, the shield nearly full but flat, not overly

corroded but somewhat bent and with approximate 20% piece of edge missing, small edge-split, good toning. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.da(1)3 in his book (page 163), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #AW3. Estimate: $125-$200.

1785. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type

VII, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 15.84 grams. Full

pillars with bold P-8-E across top, full shield, but all a bit thin from corrosion, unevenly brown-toned, with hairline edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-A.da(1)4 in his book (page 163), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Session V 1786. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional 1793. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional Type VII/B, rare, ex-Mastalir collection.

S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl.

17.17 grams. Broad flan but very thin from corrosion, most details

still faintly visible, enough to identify the rare subtype, one of only two known of this die variety, according to Mastalir. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.1-B.aa.x(1)1 in his book (page 177), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1787. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8R fragments, (1652) E transitional Types IV, V, V/B, VII and VIII/B (post-transitional), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37. 47.51 grams total. None

(transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 18.46 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves despite heavy corrosion

(the cross also full but quite weak), darkly toned all over. This coin has a unique feature: The waves below the pillars show an additional four waves at the bottom (nine total), without any obvious doublestriking to account for them! Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ba.x(ND)1 in his book (page 223). Estimate: $100-$150.

1794. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-21;

more than half a coin remaining due to edge corrosion, but all with enough detail to attribute main Types, and generally nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, cataloged and pictured in his book as follows: #IV.1-A.??(ND)2 (page 116); V.1-A.?b(ND)1 (page 137); V.1-B.??.x(ND)2 (page 188); VII.1-A.aa(1)4 (page 156); and VIII.1-B.??.x(ND)1 (page 240). Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-434. 23.89 grams. Fairly

solid flan with moderate surface corrosion, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, weak full cross, three partial dates. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.da.x(1)1 in his book (page 232), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1788. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross (slightly doubled) but all somewhat corroded, nicely toned, three dates, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B. da.x(2)1 in his book (page 234), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1795. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

(transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-

21; CT-434. 20.74 grams.

1 real, (1652)E Transitional, McLean Type VI, motto PLVSV-LTR. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.47

grams. Nice full pillars with clear FI-(IIII) and E-I-E, partial cross with pomegranate at top (Mastalir #II.b[c/e]), toned fields, no corrosion but about 30% flat. Estimate: $100-$150.

Pillars-and-waves

1789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional (transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection.

KM-21; CT-434. 17.19 grams. Thin

S-P37a;

from corrosion and wear but pillarsand-waves and cross mostly full anyway, just a bit flat. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.aa.x(4)2 in his book (page 207). Estimate: $125-$200.

1790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

(transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-

21; CT-434. 23.43 grams. Solid

flan with light surface corrosion, brown toning, full but doubled pillars and cross, parts of all three dates. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, die #VIII.1-B.aa.x(7)12 (not in his book), and pedigreed to our Auction #17, with original lot-tag #407. Estimate: $150-$225.

1791. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

(transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-434. 19.95 grams. Thin from corrosion but with full pillars-and-waves,

weaker but also full cross, three dates, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.aa.x(8)4 in his book (page 213), with Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1792. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional

(transitional Type VIII/B), ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37a; KM-

Worn from corrosion but with full (doubled) pillars-and-waves, very weak cross but with clear second date, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VIII.1-B.ba.x(1)7 in his book (page 220). Estimate: $150-$225. 21; CT-434. 20.12 grams.

1796. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-21. 21.10

grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves but heavily corroded cross, clear 3 of second date in legend, toned in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island Mexico

1797. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 20.54 grams. Typically

long flan with flat, thick ends and thin, rounded centers, full oMP and most of date, nearly full shield and cross, deeply toned, localized corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1798. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 165(?)P. S-M19; KM-45. 24.62 grams. Leaning barrel-shaped flan with bold full cross, full but

much weaker shield, clear oMP and date, light surface corrosion but much flatness. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1799. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 20.77 grams. Choice full cross but heavily corroded

shield, one side of which has dark “horn silver” appended. With Marex certificate and tag #1091. Estimate: $150-$225.

1800. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. KM-45. 20.04 grams. Choice full cross but heavily corroded shield, minimal toning. With Marex certificate and tag #1416. Estimate: $150-$225.

1801. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 12.18 grams. Full but lightly corroded cross with patch

of encrustation, nearly full shield and oMP, lightly toned. With Marex certificate and tag #1908. Estimate: $150-$225.

1802. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P.

S-M19; KM-33. 5.51 grams. Good full cross, nearly full shield, bold oM but weak assayer, minimal surface corrosion, toned on fields. With Marex certificate and tag #0645. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Potosí

(see Potosí Silver Cobs section in Session II for main offering of Roberto Mastalir collection of 1652 Transitionals)

1803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 17.28 grams.

Darkly toned and heavily corroded on both sides but with clear full pillars and shield (and full crowns above both). According to Mastalir, this is one of only two specimens known of this die variety. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.db(1)2 in his book (page 107), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200. 1804. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, PH at top. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 10.50 grams. Good full cross and one full pillar, two dates, but with small piece of edge missing and some surface corrosion, brown toning with black patches. With Marex certificate and tag #0651. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Jupiter wreck” (San Miguel el Arcángel), sunk in 1659 off the east coast of Florida 1805. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. S-M18a; KM-38. 12.98 grams. Broad flan, uncorroded and attractively toned, with full shield and cross

and oMD, some flat areas as usual. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1806. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38.

11.90 grams. Nearly corrosion-free but with small piece of edge separated, typical flatness,

bold oMP, most of crown and cross and shield. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1807. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 20.53 grams.

Crudely corroded pillars, nearly full but off-center shield with bold 52 date and clear king’s ordinal IIII, mostly darkly toned, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.a-A.??(ND)1 in his book (page 114), with Dargent-Chamot certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #7, with original lot-tag #302. Estimate: $150-$225.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Isla Santa Clara, Ecuador

1808. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type VII, rare variety, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.7; CT-unl. 8.31 grams. Just a thin fragment but with just enough details to attribute to this rare subtype with HP monogram at top (below full crown)

and dot instead of denomination below that, also rather scarce as from this wreck, nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #VII.2-A.aa(1)2 in his book (page 164), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150. 1809. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-506. 6.91 grams. Bold full pillars and date and assayer, good full cross with second date and assayer, darkly toned fields, but thin from wear and corrosion, small edge-split. With original tag #2015745 from the salvagers (ROBCAR). Estimate: $150-$225.

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

1810. Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). 8.32 grams. Lightly to moderately corroded but with all details clear, mostly deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

1811. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1665. KM-72.2. 26.05 grams. Very broad flan with full and bold legends, clear interiors despite light corrosion, very light toning around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225. 1812. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1639. KM-15.2. 22.68 grams. Deeply toned but moderately corroded, all details still fairly clear, scarce type from this wreck. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

1813. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711. KM-83.1. 31.40 grams. AU details with very light surface corrosion, splashes of dark toning, very solid and well preserved. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01256. Estimate: $150-$225.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1814. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1694VR, Christie’s Plate Coin. S-P40; KM-23; CT-733. 2.56 grams. Full but off-center pillars-and-waves

and cross, very darkly toned (uncleaned) and somewhat corroded but with clear date and assayer nonetheless. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, pedigreed to the Christie’s auction of February 1989 (Plate Coin), with original lot-tag #955. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Session V 1815. Campen, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1648. KM-35.2. 26.08 grams. Practically no corrosion but rather worn in centers

(Fine details), legends full and bold, patchy toning, scarce type from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, pedigreed to the Christie’s auction of February 1989, with original lot-tag #853. Estimate: $150-$225.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico

1816. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 25.17

grams. Long flan with one flat end, nearly full shield and crown and cross but nothing else,

light corrosion, silvery with toning in crevices. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1817. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 25.66 grams. Odd, long flan with much flatness but most of shield and cross, minimal corrosion, uneven light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1818. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 25.07 grams. Compact (thick) flan with off-center shield enabling a full denomination 8, some cross despite much flatness, darkly toned, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200. 1819. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1706J, rare. S-M22; KM-30; CT-1563. 1.34 grams. Corroded and thin but with full date and oM, silvery with light tone. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate (mis-described as a 1/2 real). Estimate: $100-$150.

Lima

1820. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1700. S-L15; KM-22; CT-801. 1.72 grams. Choice specimen with full and bold monogram and date, full but slightly off-center cross, no corrosion, toned around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $100-$150. 1821. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1703. S-L15a; KM-30; CT-1752. 1.55 grams. Choice specimen with full and bold monogram and date, nearly full cross, minimal surface corrosion, toned fields. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

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

1822. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1673. Delmonte-325; KM-79.1. 26.56 grams AU details with luster on fields but corroded on edge (only), all legend readable and with fully detailed portrait (very rare thus), silvery. Estimate: $150-$225.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

1823. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1675. KM-51. 31.68 grams. XF details with central weakness but virtually no corrosion, bold legends, some luster, lightly toned with some black patches. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1824. France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-H. Dupl-1670; KM-472.9. 19.35 grams Typically well-detailed reverse (with toning

around details) but heavily corroded obverse (silvery). Estimate: $200-$300.

1825. France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-H. KM-472.9. 21.58 grams. Full VF details on both sides, lightly corroded and very darkly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate and Certi-Grade Certification Institute photo-card #01255. Estimate: $125-$200.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1826. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-40a; CT-1031. 12.82 grams. Bold oMF and most of date and shield (off-center), nearly full cross, Fine details with toning in crevices but minimal corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200. 1827. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-35a; CT-1270. 6.82 grams. Bold full date and oMF, nearly full cross, much peripheral flatness but 100% corrosion-free (XF). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

1828. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-47a; CT-755. 21.92 grams. Full oMR and 173 of date, nearly full cross, most

of shield, peripheries corroded, deeply rainbow toned, with tiny number sticker on reverse from previous owner. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200. 1829. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 22.68 grams. Rectangular flan with full date and bold oM, good full cross, much peripheral flatness, moderate surface corrosion, toned in crevices. With Blanchard promotional wallet and original certificates (generic) from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1830. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734.

KM-80. 32.45 grams. Choice specimen with UNC details, no corrosion, darkly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

1831. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-103; CT-791. 26.54 grams. AU details with very light surface corrosion, spotty toning, small rim-flaw. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1832. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, various dates: 1734MF, 1738MF, 1740MF (3). KM-103. 122.66

grams total. Typically moderately corroded but with clear details and intact rims, all darkly toned as not fully cleaned. Alfred Mikalow was an early name in shipwreck salvage for having invented a socketed atmospheric diving suit in 1952 specifically for salvaging. Pedigreed to the Alfred Mikalow collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

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

1833. Lot of 10 Lima and Potosí cob 2R and 1R, various dates (where visible), housed in promotional holders with cer-

tificates. Each holder 3-3/4” x 2-5/8”. Generally moderately corroded but with at least one side clear (cross or pillars), some with visible dates,

each coin glued to a card printed in color with the history of the wreck on both sides (removable). Each housed in a hard-plastic holder with small, color certificate from a Pat Johnson promotion. Estimate: $400-$600.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

1834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1122. 10.05 grams. Full pillars-and-waves (one pillar bold) and cross, two dates and assayers and mintmarks, moderate corrosion, dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Dodington, sunk in 1755 off South Africa

1835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-29a; CT-1364. 5.85 grams. Bold full pillars, good full cross, Fine details with corrosion on parts of edge only, toned around some details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with generic certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

1836. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1755MM. KM-104.2; CT-338. 25.76 grams. XF details with weak center of shield, toned all over (low contrast), minimal corrosion. With original certificate #476 from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225. 1837. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757MM. KM-104.2; CT-342. 26.01 grams. AU details, minimal corrosion, uneven toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $175-$250. 1838. France (Paris mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-A. KM-486.1. 25.90 grams. Polished but starting to tone, with full Fine details on both sides, light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

1839. France (Tours mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1726-E. KM-486.7. 28.53 grams. Solid VF+ with nice toning, minimal corrosion (just a few

small pits), rim-nick on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans 1840. Mexico City, Mexico,

bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. KM-106.2; CT-933. 1841. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 24.54 grams. Nice XF details reales, Charles III, 1783FF, encapsuwith attractive toning but parts lated NGC EL CAZADOR / GENUINE. of rims corroded. Pedigreed to KM-106.2; CT-933. VF details, deeply toned, the Charles Eidel collection, with corrosion around parts of rims. Estimate: original certificate #5053 from $100-$150. the salvagers. Estimate: $125$200.

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Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador

1842. Clump of 3 Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, assayer IJ (probably all dated 1800), encrusted as found. 86.55 grams total. Leaning stack of what appear to be solid, uncorroded coins, each one encrusted with white and green debris and darkly toned, with just

enough of top and bottom coins exposed to identify the mint and king and assayer. Estimate: $175-$250.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England

1843. Clump of 6 British East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-322. 49.78 grams. A tight stack of solid coins with thick encrustation on bottom and parts of sides but top coin fully exposed on date side, which is lustrous and colorfully toned (UNC details), small but very attractive. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Various wrecks

1844. Lot of 5 silver cobs from 1600s wrecks, as follows: Seville 2R “Rill Cove wreck” (1618); Mexico 4R “Lucayan Beach

wreck” (1628); Potosí 8R Consolación (1681); Potosí 8R 1681 Fleet off Panama (1681); and Potosí 1R Joanna (1682). 40.04 grams total. All moderately to heavily corroded but with clear details, each coin fairly typical for its respective wreck (except for the Panama wreck, which does not have a typical look, the coin dated 1659 and quite pitted), and the “Lucayan Beach wreck” 4R with bold full oMD. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection, with original but generic certificates (the Consolación referred to as “Santa Cruz”). Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico Silver Cobs Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

1845. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to left (L-M). Nesmith-82;

S-M9; CT-86. 13.19 grams. Very darkly toned AU with full details, traces of surface corrosion in spots as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $350-$500.

1846. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to left (L-M). Nesmith-82;

S-M9; CT-86. 13.04 grams. Full interiors (the pillars slightly doubled) and most of legend despite light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage, silvery with dark spots, VF details. Estimate: $250-$375.

1847. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), king’s name as CHAROLVS. Nesmith-49; S-M5; CT-112. 6.79 grams. Bold and beautifully rainbow-toned XF+ with traces of luster, full legends and interior details, cute flower ornament between ringlets and cross at end of legend. Estimate: $150-$225.

1850. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), rare.

Nesmith-73; S-M7; CT-124. 6.74 grams. Richly toned AXF with full interiors and nearly full legends, clear R-M, holed at top of shield. Estimate: $175-$250.

1851. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L). Ne-

VF+ with bold full interiors and most of legend, old scratches and rim-flaw, possible L/O. Estimate: $200-$300.

smith-85; S-M9; CT-116. 6.51 grams.

1852. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith81a; S-M9; CT-114. 6.36 grams. Richly toned XF on a broad flan with nearly full legends, choice interiors. Estimate: $150-$225.

1853. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M). Nesmith-

81a; S-M9; CT-114. 6.81 grams. AXF with bold legends, full interiors (the

1848. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

pillars slightly doubled), rich toning all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

king’s name as CHAROLVS. Nesmith 53 for type; S-M5; CT-112. 6.79

Mexico, 2 reales, C h a r l e s - Jo a n n a , “Late Series,” assayer O/L to left, mintmark oM to right (O/L-oM), encapsulated NGC VF 20, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-105a; S-M10; CT-119.

Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-G), 1854. Mexico City, grams. XF with bold full interiors and most of legend full, hint of luster and toning around details. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 2009 (lot #9127). Estimate: $150-$225.

6.5 grams. Bold legends and inner details, nicely toned, very evenly struck and on a broader flan than usual for this assayer. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $200-$300.

1855. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late 1849. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M).

Nesmith-45; S-M5; CT-112. 6.61 grams. Bold VF with toning around details,

full legends and interiors. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), encapsulated NGC VF details / edge filing, ex-Rudman.

Bold details (more like XF), with nearly full legends and nice toning, the stated filing on edge hard to confirm with coin in slab. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $125-$200.

Nesmith-88a; S-M9; CT-146. 3.3 grams.

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Session V 1856. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM). Nesmith92c; S-M9; CT-144. 3.32 grams. Fine

with full details, light toning all over, reportedly circulated in Santo Domingo. Estimate: $90-$135.

1857. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), en-

capsulated NGC VF details / damaged, ex-Rudman. Nesmith-108d; S-M10; CT-150. 3.3 grams. Bold full details (including legends), nice toning, faint peck marks here and there that must be the damage mentioned in the slab. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman collection (as stated inside the slab). Estimate: $125-$200.

Shield-type

1858. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P. S-M19; KM-45. 27.85 grams. Broad, fat barrel-shaped flan with bold

assayer and denomination, full shield and cross but mostly weak or flat, Fine with spots of toning and verdigris, reportedly from a hoard found in north Africa. Estimate: $125-$200.

1859. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P (ca. 1650). S-M19; KM-45. 27.29 grams. Unusually round with bold full cross and shield but peripheries all flat, silvery Fine with toning in crevices, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

1862. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer G. 27.18 grams. Full oMG, choice full cross and shield for the grade (Fine), peripherally flat, darkly toned all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

1860. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

P (late 1650s). S-M19; KM-45. 26.60 grams. Odd shape (sort of like the usual barrel but with a side blown out), full cross and shield with bold denomination 8, king’s ordinal IIII, AVF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

1863. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

L, with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. S-M21; KM-46. 27.00 grams. Very odd shape (mushroom?), with choice full cross,

1861. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P bold but off-center shield, tiny chops here and there, VF. Pedigreed to

(1660s). S-M19; KM-45. 27.10 grams. Broad flan with full but partially

flat shield and cross, bold assayer and denomination, parts of king’s name and ordinal, toned AVF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1864. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible (late 1600s), with chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. KM-46. 25.89 grams. Very odd shape (roughly triangu-

lar), full cross and some shield but mostly flat, silvery and worn (VG), toned in crevices, small chops on cross side. Estimate: $125-$200.

1865. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

not visible. KM-46. 27.17 grams. Long, snaky shape with central details

only, attractively toned Fine with indecipherable script graffiti in flat areas of cross side. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Session V 1866. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. 25.00 grams. Odd shape, nearly full shield and cross but the rest flat, toned Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

1867. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below denomination IIII to right, mintmark oM to left.

1872. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1730R, ex-Pullin.

Bold full date and oMR, good full cross, toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (Auction #10, with original lot-tag #622). Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M24; KM-30; CT-1585. 3.28 grams.

1873. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1730, assayer not

Broad flan with choice full shield and cross, much legend, XF+ details with very light surface corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250.

visible. KM-30. 3.00 grams. Clear date and mintmark, most of crown and shield and cross, Fine with toned fields, holed in point. Pedigreed to our Auction #10, with original lot-tag #623. Estimate: $80-$120.

O below denomination IIII to right, mintmark oM to left.

NGC VF 25. S-M26; KM-30; CT-1587. Triangular flan with bold full date and oMF, off-center cross, traces of coppery toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 12.51 grams.

1868. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer 1874. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1731F, encapsulated

S-M11; KM-36; CT-336. 13.07 grams. Well-detailed but slightly doubled full shield with full crown, full but slightly off-center cross, much legend (some of it crude from light surface corrosion), deeply toned XF+. Estimate: $150-$225.

1869. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O

below denomination IIII to right, mintmark oM to left. S-M11;

1875. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

S-M11; KM-20. 1.63 grams. AXF with choice full cross and monogram, bold oM and O,

some legend, toned around details. Estimate: $150-$225.

Full shield and cross and most of legend but lightly corroded all over, gunmetal toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1876. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1730, assayer not

1870. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O

to left of nearly full crown, cute little cross (full) on other side, toned AXF. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-36; CT-336. 11.98 grams.

to right and below oM mintmark to left (oMO-O).

visible. KM-24a. 1.56 grams. Squarish flan with full date above and oM

S-M11; KM-unl; CT-unl. 3.24 grams. XF/VF with full shield and cross, light ton-

1877. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real,

1871. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Charles II, assayer not visible, cut into animal shape.

Bold full date, nearly full crown and cross, AXF with deep toning on fields. Estimate: $175$250.

ing, edge-split, interesting variety with assayer on both sides of shield. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-29. 2.41 grams. Very cute shape with flat bottom and birdlike face at upper left, with engraved eye and mouth and hole in wing, nearly full cross, off-center shield, Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

1731/0(F). S-M26; KM-unl.; CT-1845. 1.63 grams.

1878. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1731/0(F). S-M26;

Very bold full date, most of crown and cross, darkly toned VF with black spot on obverse, shape appears to be a “cabo de barra” (end of a strap). Pedigreed to our Auction #19, with original lot-tag #689. Estimate: $90-$135.

KM-unl.; CT-1845. 1.70 grams.

Lima Silver Cobs Pillars-and-waves

Early Pillars Type

1879. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left, denomination • above PL-VSV-L (rare variety). S-L1; KM-

6; CT-629. 3.00 grams. Choice full shield, full and readable but doubled

pillars (first we have offered of this variety), some legend, toned AVF with light shaving around edge. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

Shield-type

1882. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-663. 24.19 grams. Full but off-center pillars with bold date, well-centered

cross but no peripheral detail, solid but with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage (probably ca.-1744 off Peru), black around details. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1883. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1687R. S-L7; KM-21; CT-561. 6.60 grams. Bold full pillars and date, off-center cross with full assayer, nontoned AVF with flat peripheries. Estimate: $125-$200.

1880. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 1884. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1741V. S-L22; KM-32a; CT-1230.

Torre, •D to right of monogram, mintmark P to left, v over upside-down v (makeshift *) below, rare. S-L4; KM-unl; CT-unl. 1.23

grams. Choice full inner details and much legend, with “star” mintmark

crafted from small v-punches, attractively toned VF, holed near edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #10 (lot #637). Estimate: $200-$300.

1881. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, •D to left of monogram, mintmark P to right, * above.

Broad flan with part of edge crude (as made) but good full monogram and cross (slightly doubled), bold * below crown (scarce variety), XF with toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-L4; KM-5; CT-unl. 1.49 grams.

5.98 grams. Full pillars and cross, clear date, two mintmarks and assayers, Fine. Estimate: $100-$150.

1885. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1694M, ex-1696 Panama “swamp hoard.” S-L11; KM-20; CT-685. 3.26 grams. Nice full pillars-

and-waves and cross, three full dates (rare thus), three assayers, CAROL(VS) in legend, lustrous, non-toned XF. Pedigreed to the ca.1696 “swamp hoard” in Panama. Estimate: $125-$200.

1886. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1694M, ex-1696 Panama “swamp hoard.” S-L11; KM-20; CT-685. 3.18 grams. Sharply octagonal

flan (possibly lightly clipped in its time), with choice full pillars and crown, full but off-center cross, two dates, AXF with small black spots. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection and to the ca.-1696 “swamp hoard” in Panama. Estimate: $90-$135.

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Session V 1887. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1752R, final year of Lima cobs, 2R-sized cross die. S-L23; KM-42; CT-unl. 3.11 grams. Full pillars-and-

waves with full date and assayer, oversized cross, toned VF with light surface corrosion, scarce issue. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $90-$135. 1888. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1684. S-L6; KM-22; CT-785. 1.35 grams. Two bold dates on monogram side (rare thus), off-center strike, small round flan with light surface corrosion, darkly toned VF (good contrast). Estimate: $125-$200.

Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type

1896. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(51-2)E, with crowned1889. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R L countermark on cross, from the Maravillas (1656). S-P36;

(curved leg). S-P15; KM-10; CT-126. 26.86 grams. Broad flan with good

KM-19b. 25.18 grams. Broad flan with some bold legend (king’s ordinal

full shield and cross (the latter slightly off-center), full P-R and king’s ordinal III, VF with brown-toned fields and significant verdigris. Estimate: $175-$250.

IIII), full but partially flat shield and cross, clear countermark and assayer, toned VF with surface corrosion, large edge-split. From the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $200-$300.

Full but partially flat shield and cross (the latter also slightly doubled), full 619 of date, full denomination, crudely holed to left of cross, toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250. 1891. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer •P

period). S-P6; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.37 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross, full crown and some bold legend (full king’s name), bold P-B, AVF with toning in crevices. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

1890. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619(T). S-P21; KM-10; 1897. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd CT-133. 26.38 grams.

(1620s), quadrants of cross transposed. S-P22; KM-19. 27.32 grams. Round, compact flan with full cross and shield, bold P•P, Fine+ with lightly toned fields and spots of verdigris. Estimate: $150-$225.

1898. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

period). S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-Type 229. 13.13 grams. Good full shield and cross but both with doubling at top, toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1899. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

1892. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer •P (curved leg). S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 13.56 grams. Bold P-RL, backwards

(1620s), quadrants of cross transposed, ex-Panama hoard.

S in HISP-, most of shield, good full cross with traces of luster, toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

doubled), full P•P, fine with modern scratch on shield, loaded with orange sediment. From the 1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $150-$225.

1900. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

ex-Panama hoard. S-P17; KM-9; CT-243. 13.12 grams. Full but flattish

Panama hoard. S-P24; KM-19a; CT-468. 26.38 grams. Good full cross-

the ca.-1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $125-$200.

S-P22; KM-19. 26.50 grams. Bold full shield and cross (the latter slightly

1893. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, 1628T, ex- shield and cross, full P-Q, Fine with orange sediment on fields. From and-tressure with clear date (the 8 rather large and somewhat out of position), full but doubled shield, bold denomination, VF with toned fields. From the 1629 “Panama hoard.” Estimate: $150-$225.

1894. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca.

1901. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1617M. S-P19; KM-9; CT-245.

12.72 grams. Broad flan with full bottom half of date, full shield and cross (the latter partially doubled), uneven toning and light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $175-$250.

1640). S-P26; KM-19a. 27.19 grams. Choice full shield, full cross with choice lions, crude peripheries and unevenly thick, VF+ with light sediment on fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

1895. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)650O, modern 5, with

crown-alone (rare) countermark on cross, from the Maravillas (1656). S-P35; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 24.70 grams. Very broad flan with

full but doubled and partially flat interior details except for bold full countermark, some legend, two assayers, two large edge-splits, toned in crevices, some surface corrosion but otherwise XF. From the Maravillas (1656). Estimate: $200-$300.

1902. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (162)0T, rare. S-P21; KM-9; Full but off-center cross with bold full 0 of date, bold full shield, clear P-T, toned VF with minor doubling, modern scratch on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-248. 13.43 grams.

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Session V 1903. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P/T (1622), quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P23; KM-17. 13.49

1915. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

toning and sediment on fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

Choice full shield and cross, bold P-A, attractively toned VF+, small tangential split in edge. Estimate: $90-$135.

grams. Bold P/T, good full shield, full but doubled cross, AVF with

1904. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period, “Lima style”). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.79 grams. Full inner details and

some legend including ISPAN- without H, bold assayer B modified from L, VF with flat spots, toned fields. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1 real, Philip II, assayer A.

S-P11; KM-2.2; CT-648. 3.37 grams.

1916. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B below monogram (2nd period), mintmark P to left. S-P6; CT-Type 430.

1.63 grams. Full cross and monogram, planchet flaw on mintmark,

lightly toned VF with much legend showing this as interesting variety with king’s name on cross side. Estimate: $100-$150.

1917. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B to left of monogram (5th period), mintmark P to right, borders of x’s. S-P14; CT-Type 430. 1.34 grams. Full monogram and cross and B-P,

most of crown, AVF with light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction #10 (lot #767). Estimate: $100-$150.

1905. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period, “Lima style”). S-P4; KM-3.2. 7.00 grams. Full and well-detailed shield and cross and crown, full P-B in small letters (not modified from L), VF with uneven toning (dark in places). Estimate: $125-$200.

1906. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th

1918. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer R

(curved leg) below mintmark P to left of monogram. S-P15;

Full monogram and cross and P-R, lightly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to our Auction #10 (lot #769). Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-6.1; CT-Type 166. 1.54 grams.

period). S-P12; KM-3.2. 6.38 grams. Bold P-B and PHILIP in legend, full but partially flat cross and shield (the latter with natural flaw), toned Fine+. Estimate: $80-$120.

1907. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Ra-

mos).

S-P13; KM-3.2. 6.62 grams. Richly toned VF+ with full shield and cross, full P-R lacking bottom-right serif as usual. Estimate: $100-$150.

1908. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th

period), border of x’s on obverse, border of boxes on reverse.

S-P14. 6.51 grams. Good

full shield and cross but silvery and with very light surface corrosion, backwards S in legend, AXF. Estimate: $100$150.

1909. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q.

S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 6.73 grams. Choice full shield and cross with luster

on fields, XF with very auburn toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1919. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/4 real, Philip III, no assayer, borders of dots, shield around castle, small lion without shield (ca. 1620), rare. 0.79 gram. Boldly detailed with contrasting toning, slightly off-center strike enabling some bold legend, VF. Estimate: $500-$750.

1652 Transitionals

1920. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (16)5(2)E transitional, McLean

1910. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer not Type II. S-P37; CT-unl. 1.91 grams. One

visible (1620s). KM-14a. 6.71 grams. Bold full cross, most of shield, richly toned VF. Estimate: $80-$120.

1911. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer T

(1630s). S-P26; KM-14a. 6.83 grams. Uneven flan with most of shield and cross and crown, full P-T, toned VF. Estimate: $100-$150.

full pillar (off-center), bold POTOSI, clear (F)-I-IIII / (PLV)-SV-LTR / (E)I-E, full shield with bold I-A-P-5 to left, VF with toned fields. Mastalir II.bc-Ad(1). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1912. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (1630s). S-P27; KM-14a. 7.52 grams. Bold full assayer, some cross and

1921. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E Transitional, McLean Type V. S-P37; KM-unl; CT-1050. 2.90 grams. Nearly full cross

shield but lots of flatness, toned VF for actual wear. Estimate: $125$200.

1913. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 165(0-1)O. S-P35; KM-14b. 6.87 grams. Broad flan with nearly full shield and cross, bold king’s

ordinal IIII, two assayers, weak but certain 165 of date, deeply toned VF with edge-split. Estimate: $100-$150.

and pillars with crown directly above P-I-III / PLV-SVL-TRA / E-•-E, 52 date below cross, toned Fine+ with tiny edge-split. Mastalir #IVBv3(1-C). Estimate: $100-$150.

Pillars-and-waves

1922. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1657E, pomegranate at

1914. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd top.

period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.45 grams. Full but partially flat shield and cross, nice crown, much legend, lightly toned AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-P37a; KM-21; CT-446. 27.01 grams. Round flan but too uneven and doubled to be a Royal, good full cross with king’s ordinal IIII, full pillars and crown, three dates (variety with two-digit date between pillars), VF+ with toned fields, holed near edge. Estimate: $175-$250.

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Session V

1923. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-21; CTGood full pillars and cross with contrasting toning but no better than Fine, with full “666” date below cross. Estimate: $175-$250.

455. 27.55 grams.

1924. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E, ex-Gardini. S-P37b;

KM-26; CT-346. 25.06 grams. Full

but off-center waves with remarkably full four-digit date in legend, full but weaker cross, two mintmarks, uneven dark toning, AVF. From the Marco Gardini collection of Potosí cob 8 reales. Estimate: $200-$300.

1935. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1714Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-

1925. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-354.

full date and assayer on a typically chunky flan with much flatness, one full pillar, mostly non-toned but dark around details. Estimate: $175-$250.

with flatness (chunky flan) and light toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

1936. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1737M (clipped)

27.38 grams. Full but doubled pillars, off-center cross, two dates, Fine

1926. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1685VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

368. 24.88 grams. Heavily worn (AVG) but with full pillars-and-waves and cross and three dates, dark toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

874. 25.88 grams. Bold

and 1745q (salvaged). 23.70 and 26.90 grams. Bold dates (two on the 1737) and other clear data, toned around details (F-VF) but with damage as noted. Estimate: $200-$300.

1937. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-375. 27.41 grams. Chunky flan with jagged edge (as made), full cross, full

but off-center pillars, two dates, deeply toned AVF for era. Estimate: $175-$250.

1938. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1762V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-

949. 26.95 grams. Two bold dates, full but off-center pillars and cross, AVF for era with toning around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

1939. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1765V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-

952. 27.03 grams. Chunky round flan (extra thick in center) with full pillars, two mintmarks and assayers, VF+ for era with light toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

1927. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1687VR.

S-P40;

KM-R26; CT-325. 24.22 grams. Worn (VG) but with all details clear and amazingly unholed, toned on fields, two hairline edge-splits. Lázaro #220. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1928. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR.

S-P40; KM-26;

Broad flan with much flatness but nicely toned and with two dates and three assayers, VF for actual wear. Estimate: $250-$375.

CT-372. 27.42 grams.

1929. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR.

1940. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1768(V)-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT955. 26.99 grams. Crude strike on a chunky flan with surface roughness (as made), richly toned AVF for era. Estimate: $150-$225.

1941. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-18. 10.81

grams. Broad flan with good full cross, full but partially flat pillars-andwaves, full POTOSI in legend, all three dates present but weak dates, About Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-P40; KM-26;

Slightly odd-shaped flan with full but partially flat pillars-and-waves and cross, bold (C)AROL(VS) II, toned Fine. Estimate: $175-$250.

CT-373. 25.83 grams.

1930. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1693VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

379. 27.03 grams. Doubled strike but with one full pillar, full POTOSI, parts of three dates and assayer, two bold mintmarks, Fine+ with flat areas, toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1931. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1705Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-865.

26.22 grams. Chunky flan with full but weak pillars and cross, much flatness, deeply toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

1932. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1707Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT867. 26.84 grams. Chunky

flan with full but doubled pillars and cross, toned Fine, three dates. Estimate: $200-$300.

1933. Lot withdrawn. 1934. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1712Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-872.

26.36 grams. Typically very crude but with technically full pillars and

cross, toned About Fine with edge-split, scarce. Estimate: $200-$300.

1942. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT495. 12.79 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves with two dates, off-center

cross with full CAROLVS II, salvaged AVF with nice toning, edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

1943. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-497. 13.05 grams. Uneven AVF with bold waves, full POTOSI, two dates,

large edge-crack. Estimate: $175-$250.

1944. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-

Full but partially flat pillars-and-waves, nearly full cross, salvaged AVF (probably Piedmont, 1795) with toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

502. 12.01 grams.

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Session V 1945. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678E.

S-P37b; KM-25;

1960. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-907.

CT-503. 12.35 grams.

Bold full pillars, nearly full cross, salvaged Fine+ (probably Piedmont, 1795) with dark toning here and there. Estimate: $150-$225.

6.88 grams. Broad, almost Royal-like flan with full pillars-and-waves but crude cross, both with flat streak, three dates, three bold assayers, VF/F with toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1946. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; CT-

1961. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-596.

Bold full pillars, full but off-center cross, three bold assayers, two dates, darkly toned Fine+ with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

505. 11.94 grams.

6.66 grams. Full pillars-and-waves and most of cross (off-center strike), lightly toned VF+, three dates. Estimate: $125-$200.

1947. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-

Bold full pillars, good full cross, salvaged VF (1715 Fleet?) with spotty green and black toning, slightly bent. Estimate: $200-$300.

509. 12.37 grams.

1948. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1684V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-511.

12.75 grams. Broad flan with three dates but darkly toned and crudely doubled, with edge-split, AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1949. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1698F. S-P42; KM-25; CT-528.

1962. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-598.

dates and assayers, mostly lightly toned Fine. Estimate: $200-$300.

toning around details, much peripheral flatness, AVF, inexplicably overweight. Estimate: $100-$150.

13.75 grams. Weak but full cross and pillars-and-waves, parts of all three

1950. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1701Y. S-P43; KM-25. 12.15

grams. Full pillars-and-waves, full but doubled cross, two dates and assayers, Fine with darkly toned fields, crude edge (as made) with split. Estimate: $200-$300.

7.47 grams. Bold full pillars, full but off-center cross, both with dark

1963. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-609.

5.75 grams. Unevenly struck but attractively toned VF with two clear

1951. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1717Y. S-P43a; KM-30; CT-1098.

dates but flat on the main one between the full pillars, bold (P)OTOSI and CA(ROLVS), edge-split, inexplicably underweight. Pedigreed to our Auction #16, with original lot-tag #659. Estimate: $125-$200.

edge (as made), Fine+ with patchy black toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

1964. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-24; CT-610.

13.59 grams. Full but off-center cross, crudely doubled pillars, crude

1952. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1722Y. S-P43a; KM-30; CT-

1103. 12.93 grams. Full pillars and cross with toning around details but rather worn (VG+), the date not 100% (but if correct, then scarce, missing in Karon). Estimate: $175-$250.

1953. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1724Y. S-P43a; KM-30; CT1105. 13.97 grams. Very crude flan and strike but with clear date, Fine with uneven toning, light scuff on cross side. Estimate: $175-$250.

1954. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-30; CT-

1108. 13.43 grams. Bold full cross and pillars but peripherally flat, welltoned Fine+ with large edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

6.09 grams. Full pillars with full fleurs at top, full cross, two dates, three dates, AXF with nice toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1965. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1684VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

614. 6.86 grams. Broad flan with nearly full shield and cross but half of peripheries flat, two clear pillars-side dates, richly toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1966. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

620. 6.03 grams. Full pillars and cross with minor flat spots, two bold assayers, two dates and mintmarks, deeply toned AXF for actual wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

1955. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1744C. S-P49; KM-30a; CT-

1129. 13.67 grams. Bold full cross (nicely toned), crude pillars-and-waves (uneven black patch) on a chunky flan, date and assayer clear (scarce), AVF. Estimate: $175-$250.

1956. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1760V-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT1153. 12.91 grams. Chunky flan with lots of flatness but both pillars-side assayers full and two partial dates on that side, lightly toned AVG. Estimate: $150-$225.

1957. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1762(V-Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT1155. 13.43 grams. Oblong flan with nearly full but off-center pillars and

cross with two clear dates, Fine with edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

1967. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1690VR.

S-P40; KM-24;

Full pillars-and-waves and cross, two bold dates, parts of all three assayers and mintmarks, AVF with uneven toning, edge-split. Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-621. 6.48 grams.

1958. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1765V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT- 1968. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1692VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-

1158. 13.42 grams. Crude and chunky flan with most of cross, doubled

pillars with clear date, typical surface roughness, VF for the era with jagged edge (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

1959. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1657E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-905.

4.83 grams. Broad flan with bold full waves and full pillars, nearly full cross, off-center strike with two dates, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $90-$135.

623. 6.67 grams. Full but off-center pillars and cross, two dates, toned VF with area of heavy verdigris near edge. Estimate: $90-$135.

1969. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1702Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

1324. 5.80 grams. Thin flan (underweight) with full pillars-and-waves, off-center cross, two dates and assayers and mintmarks, deeply toned AVF with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

1970. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

Full pillars and cross, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, king’s ordinal V, toned F/VF. Estimate: $125-$200. 1325. 6.68 grams.

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Session V 1971. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1704Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

1980. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1744q. S-P50; KM-29a; CT-1373.

1326. 7.24 grams. Thick (overweight) flan with bold waves and one full

6.63 grams. Richly toned and relatively high grade (XF) with nearly full cross and pillars (one pillar very bold), two full dates. Estimate: $100-$150.

1972. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1705Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

1981. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1765V-(Y). S-P57; KM-43; CT-1364. 6.71 grams. Choice full pillars and cross on a round flan in rela-

pillar with bold date in two digits 04, full cross with bold three-digit date 704, three bold assayers, toned VF. Estimate: $100-$150. Full cross and pillars (the latter slightly doubled), richly toned AVF with two dates, bold assayer. Estimate: $100-$150.

1327. 6.17 grams.

1973. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1707Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

Bold full pillars and cross, two dates, nicely toned AVF. Estimate: $125-$200. 1329. 5.72 grams.

1974. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1708Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-1330.

6.74 grams. Worn (VG+) but amazingly with three dates (including

bold 708 in legend), nearly full cross and pillars, richly toned all over. Estimate: $80-$120.

1975. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1709Y. S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

1331. 5.34 grams. Nice full cross, full but slightly doubled pillars, richly

toned Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

tively high grade (AXF), bold date, toned fields. Estimate: $90-$135.

1982. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1773(V-Y), rare final year of cobs. S-P59; KM-43; CT-1375. 6.40 grams. Chunky Fine with bold full date (particularly rare thus), nearly full cross, nice toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $90-$135.

1983. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1654E, PH at top. S-

P37a; KM-13; CT-1054. 5.78 grams.

Overweight flan (probably originally meant for a 2R), with full and well-centered pillars-andwaves and cross, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $80-$120.

1984. Potosí, Bolivia, cob

1 real, 1656E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1056. 2.67 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and cross, AVF with toned fields, three full dates. Estimate: $90-$135.

1976. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1731M.

S-P44; KM-29a;

1977. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1732M.

S-P44; KM-29a;

CT-1352. 5.79 grams. Good

full pillars-and-waves and cross, two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, roundish flan with lightly toned fields, AVF. Estimate: $100-$150.

Bold full pillars and cross, three assayers, VF+ with toned fields, parts of edge slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-1353. 6.83 grams.

1985. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1697CH, rare. S-P41; KM-23;

CT-736. 3.16 grams. Nearly

full pillars and cross (the latter slightly offcenter), AVF with darkly toned fields. Estimate: $70-$100.

1986. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1732YA, rare.

1987. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1733YA, rare. S-P45; KM-28a;

CT-1665. 2.15 grams. Thin flan with full cross and pillars, three assayers, toned VF. Estimate: $90-$135.

1988. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real,

1675.

S-P37b; KM-22; CT-827. 0.74 gram. Thin and underweight from salvage but with good full cross and monogram and full four-digit date, darkly toned Fine. Pedigreed to our Auction #11 (lot #871). Estimate: $100-$150.

1978. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1733YA, rare. S-P45; KM- 1989. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Bold full pillars-and-waves, nearly full cross, two bold dates, three assayers and mintmarks, deeply toned AVF. Estimate: $175-$250.

29a; CT-1355. 6.49 grams.

1694.

S-P40; KM-22; CT-845. 1.99 grams.

Broad flan with choice full date and cross (slightly off-center), attractively toned XF. Estimate: $90-$135.

1990. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1697. KM-22. 1.20 grams. Choice full cross and monogram, two dates, XF with toning around details. Estimate: $90-$135.

1979. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1736E. CT-1359. 6.50 grams. Choice

S-P45; KM-

Good full pillars-and-waves, full but slightly doubled cross, two assayers, nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $90-$135. 28a; CT-1660. 3.54 grams.

S-P46; KM-29a;

full cross and pillars, two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, attractively toned VF (good contrast). Estimate: $125-$200.

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Session V

Other Silver Cobs 1998. Burgos, Spain, 1

Colombia

1991. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1/2 real, Philip IV, no assayer. Rectangular flan with most of monogram with bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, off-center cross (proper quadrants), nicely toned VF+. Estimate: $100-$150.

Restrepo-M16; KM-8. 1.32 grams.

Guatemala

1992. Guatemala, 2 reales

“moclón,” crown countermark (Type II, 1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, rare.

real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark B on reverse, legend ending with scallop and Jerusalem cross.

Attractively toned VF with full Gothic legends, nice interiors and crown, very slight bend in flan. Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-287. 3.16 grams.

1999. Lot of 7 Spain 1R of Ferdinand-Isabel, mints of Granada, Seville and Toledo. 21.08 grams total. VF on average,

CT-Type 175; KM-B1.4. 6.39 grams.

Choice full countermark (XF), the host worn (VG) but with bold P-T and king’s ordinal IIII in legend, holed at top of cross, nicely toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1993. Guatemala,

most nicely toned and with clear interior details, two with full legends, some of the others lightly shaved, a few with assayers visible but all attributable by mint. Estimate: $400-$600.

2000. Lot of 4 Spain 1/2R of Ferdinand-Isabel, mints of

Segovia, Seville and Toledo. 6.26 grams total. F-VF, all more or less toned with clear interiors and two with full legends, all attributable by mint. Estimate: $200-$300.

Philip II, III and IV

2 reales “moclón,» crown countermark (Type II, 1662) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer O (1650), rare.

2001. Lot of 6 Spain 1R, various kings and mints, some dated. 18.35 grams total. VF-XF, all nicely toned, attractive little

CT-Type 175; KM-B1.4. 5.86

grams. Very full flan with bold full countermark (VF), full interior

details on host (Fine), nicely toned, two assayers, holed near top of cross. Estimate: $150-$225.

“starter” collection, as follows: Two Seville, Philip II, assayer Gothic D (one with assayer on obverse and twice again on reverse); Seville, 1590, assayer Gothic D; two Toledo, Philip III, assayer C and not visible; and Valencia, 1624 (facing bust design). Estimate: $200-$300.

Philip III and IV

2002. Lot of 3 Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip III and IV,

1994. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, (1)752(J). S-G1a; CT-284; KM- one dated 1612. 40.62 grams total. AVF on average, all three nicely

flan with bold date, good full crown and globes, richly toned Fine with hole at top (axes aligned). Estimate: $200-$300.

toned, one assayer G (with edge-crack), one assayer R, and one assayer B with partial date (161)2. The dated coin pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #386). Estimate: $250-$375.

grams. Full shield and crown off-center pillars-and-globes with full

not visible. 26.79 grams. Broad flan with very bold full cross, bold

12. 26.79 grams. Rectangular

1995. Guatemala, cob 1 real, 1736J. S-G1; CT-1458; KM-3. 3.08 2003. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip III or IV, assayer date and mintmark, flan extending beyond design, toned VG with no hole. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

Spain

Philip IV

Ferdinand-Isabel

1996. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer not

visible.

Nice full shield and arrows, much legend despite light surface corrosion, XF details, lightly toned. Estimate: $125-$200. CT-Type 188. 12.81 grams.

1997. Lot of 2 Spain 2 reales of Ferdinand-Isabel, mints of Granada and Seville.

full shield, full denomination VIII to right, but peripheries flat all around, very light surface corrosion but otherwise AU details, couple black spots. Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-Type 198 and CT-263. 6.71 and 5.62 grams.

The Granada on broad flan with full interiors and some bold legend, XF+, with mintmark G to left of shield and R-o on reverse; the Seville lightly shaved but with full and well-detailed XF interiors, variety with ii-S on obverse and assayer Gothic D on reverse, dark spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

2004. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer R. CT-Type

127. 27.31 grams. Very thick and sharply octagonal flan with nearly full shield and cross, clear mintmark S, AVF with light toning. Pedigreed to our Auction #2 (lot #384). Estimate: $150-$225.

Mixed mints

2005. Large lot of 62 small silver cobs (2R, 1R and 1/2R)

from various mints in Spain and Spanish America, 1600s1700s. 101.38 grams total. Fine on average, mostly 1/2R, all with clear

crosses and/or shields or monograms, several nicely toned, no visible dates. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Session V

Ancient Coins Ancient Greek

Sikyonia

Attica

2006. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, middle mass-coinage

issue, 440-404 BC, Athena / owl. SNG Copenhagen-31. 16.92 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. Fine on a very small (thick) flan with light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Caria

2007. Caria, Rhodes, AR didrachm, 394-304 BC, Helios /

2014. Sikyonia, Sikyon, AR hemidrachm, ca. 360-330 BC.

HGC-5, 211; BCD Peloponnesos-235. 2.65 grams. Chimaera advancing left, raising forepaw / Dove flying left. XF with slightly rough surfaces, full details, lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Ancient Roman

rose. Ashton-158; SNG Keckman- 459 to 60; HGC-6, 1435. 6.54 grams. Head

Roman Republic

Celtic Imitations

Sydenham-64. 6.34 grams.

of Helios facing slightly / Rose with bud to right; grape bunch and EY to left. Deeply toned VF, fairly well centered. Estimate: $200-$300.

2008. Celtic, Lower Danube, imitating Thasos, AR tet-

radrachm, 2nd-1st centuries BC, encapsulated NGC AU / strike 5/5 and surface 4/5. Kostial-967. 16.86 grams. Wreathed head

of Dionysos right / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm, M in inner left field. Bold strike, lustrous, slightly rough surfaces (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

Iberian Peninsula

2009. Iberian Peninsula, AR denarius, ca. 100-70 BC, Bol-

skan mint. VILL-214/2. 3.85 grams. Bust facing right with two letters behind / Horseman with lance with lettering below (imitative issue). Non-toned VF with full details. Estimate: $100-$150.

Kingdom of Macedon

2015. Roman Republic, AR quadrigatus, Anonymous, 225-

212 BC, Janus / Jupiter in quadriga, Rome mint. Crawford-28/3;

Laureate head of Janus; curved truncation / Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt with right hand and holding scepter in left, in quadriga right driven by Victory; ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue. Toned, low-relief AXF with full details, the obverse very slightly off-center. Estimate: $250-$375.

2016. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 137 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-236/1a; Sydenham-489;

Baebia-12; RBW-975. 3.92 grams. Helmeted head of Roma left; X (mark of value) below chin / Apollo, holding bow and arrow, driving quadriga right. Attractively toned AVF with full details but both sides slightly off-center, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

2017. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Aburius M.f. Gemi2010. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the nus, 132 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-250/1; Sydenham-487. 3.76 grams. Great”), 336-323 BC, Magnesia mint, struck 318-301 BC, encapsulated NGC Choice XF / strike 5/5 and surface 3/5.

Price-1979. 4.22 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus

seated left. Bold strike, lustrous. Estimate: $200-$300.

2011. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Demetrios I Poli-

orketes in the name and types of Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Miletos mint, struck circa 295-275 BC. Newell-49;

Price-2148. 4.23 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus

seated left; monogram in left field, labrys below throne. VF+ with full details, very lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Pamphila

2012. Pamphila, Side, AR tetradrachm, ca.155-36 BC,

Athena / Nike. GCHT-356 to 359. 16.07 grams. Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet / Nike advancing left, holding wreath, pomegranate on straight stem in left field, initials across lower field. Attractively auburn-toned VF, full details. Estimate: $200-$300.

Helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value below chin / Sol driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins and whip. Fully detailed VF with hairlines from cleaning on obverse, patch of black encrustation on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

2018. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus,128 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-262/1; Sydenham-496; Cae-

cilia-38. 3.85 grams. Helmeted

head of Roma right, X left / Pax driving galloping biga right, holding olive branch, scepter, and reins, below, elephant’s head right, ROMA below. Deeply toned VF, full details, slightly irregular edge (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

2019. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Q. Fabius Labeo, 124

BC, Rome mint. Crawford-273/1; Sydenham-532; Fabia-1. 3.77 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin / Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt, holding reins and scepter, prow below. VF with full details, lacuna below head, slightly off-center reverse with minor pitting, toned around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

2020. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Cn. Domitius Aheno-

Seleukid Kingdom

barbus, 116-115 BC, Rome mint.

223-187 BC. 16.06 grams. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios

behind; ROMA before / Jupiter driving triumphal quadriga right, holding laurel branch and thunderbolt, CNDOMI in exergue. Bold VF with traces of luster in fields, toning around details, slightly offcenter strike. Estimate: $200-$300.

2013. Seleukid Kingdom, AR tetradrachm, Antiochus III, seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow. Toned AVF with bold details, surface pitting and flan cracks on head. Estimate: $200-$300.

Crawford-285/1; RSC Domitia-7.

3.88 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right, curl on left shoulder; X

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Session V 2021. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Cipius M.f, 115114 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-289/1; Sydenham-546; Cipia-1. 3.88 grams. Helmeted head of Roma right, X left / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and palm frond; rudder below, ROMA in exergue. Bold VF+ with light rainbow toning, slightly off-center strike, full details on a small flan. Estimate: $125-$200.

2030. Roman Empire, AR denarius, 27 BC-14 AD, Augus-

tus, uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), struck circa 19 BC. RIC-86a; RSC-265. 3.33 grams. Bare head right / Round shield

inscribed, aquila and signum flanking. Toned Fine with minor marks on head, off-center reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

2031. Roman Empire, AR denarius, “tribute penny,” Tiberius, 14-37 AD, Lugdunum mint, struck 18-35 AD. RIC-30. 3.50 grams. Laureate head of Tiberius right / Livia as Pax seated right,

2022. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Thorius Balbus, holding scepter and olive branch, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs,

105 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-316/1; Sydenham-598. 3.73 grams. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat’s skin / Bull charging right. Fine with matte fields from cleaning, full details. Estimate: $125-$200.

2023. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Calpurnius Piso

Frugi, 90 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-340/1; Sydenham-663. 3.85 grams.

Laureate head of Apollo right / Horseman, holding palm frond and reins, on horse galloping right. AVF/AXF with traces of luster around details, the obverse slightly off-center. Estimate: $125-$200.

2024. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Q. Titius, 90 BC,

Rome mint. Crawford-341/2; Sydenham-692; RSC Titia-2. 4.02 grams. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Pegasus springing right from inscribed tablet. AVF with dark red toning around details on obverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

2025. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Q. Titius, 90 BC,

Rome mint. Crawford-341/1; Sydenham-691. 3.99 grams. Bearded head of Mutinus Titinus right, wearing winged diadem / Pegasus springing right from inscribed tablet. VF with very minor pitting on reverse near edge, slightly off-center obverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

2026. Roman Republic, AR denarius, C. Vibius C.f. Pansa,

90 BC, Rome mint.

Crawford-342/5b var.; Sydenham-684 var; Vibia-1 var. 4.07 grams.

Small, laureate head of Apollo right / Minerva driving galloping quadriga right, holding trophy, reins, and spear. VF with lovely toning around details, off-center strike, parts of edge crude (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

2027. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L. Rubrius Dossenus, 87 BC, Rome mint. Crawford-348/1; Sydenham-705. 3.98 grams. Laure-

ate head of Jupiter right; scepter behind, above DOS / Quadrigal carpentum with small Victory right; LRVBRI in exergue. VF+ with medium to dark toning, slightly off-center strike, parts of edge crude. Estimate: $125-$200.

2028. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Mark Anthony,

Autumn 32-spring 31 BC, legionary issue, Patrae(?) mint.

Crawford-544/25; CRI-362; Sydenham-1229; RSC-39. 3.91 grams. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa, LEG XI across lower field; scratch on reverse. AU- with deep toning over luster, off-center strike. Estimate: $200-$300.

Roman Empire

2029. Roman Empire, AR quinarius, Augustus, 27 BC-14

AD, Emerita mint, P. Carisius, legate pro praetore, struck circa 25-23 BC. RIC I-1a; RSC-386. 1.55 grams. Bare head right / Victory standing right, crowning trophy; dagger and curved sword at base. Deeply toned AXF with very slight surface roughness, off-center strike. Estimate: $150-$225.

single line below. Bold AXF, attractively toned, with very light surface porosity. Estimate: $250-$375.

2032. Lot of 3 Roman Empire-era “coins of the Bible”: One

AR denarius of Tiberius (ca. 14-37 AD, “tribute penny”) and two Judaean AE prutahs of Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BC, “widow’s mites”). 8.76 grams total. The “tribute penny” (laureate

head of Tiberius right / Livia as Pax seated right, holding scepter and olive branch, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs, single line below) is Fine with toning around details. The two “widow’s mites” (anchor / wheel-like star) are F-VF with full details but some sides off-center. Estimate: $250-$375.

2033. Roman Empire, AE as, Claudius, 41-54 AD, Rome

mint, struck 50-54 AD. RIC I-113; Cohen-47. 9.74 grams. Bare head of Claudius left / Libertas standing, facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left hand. Dark AVF with attractive tan and greenish patina. Estimate: $125-$200.

2034. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Hadrian, 117-138 AD,

struck circa 128 AD. RIC-776. 2.96 grams. Laureate bust of Hadrian right / Roma seated left, holding Victory in right hand a spear in left. Choice XF with beautiful rainbow toning, edge a bit crude (as made). Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

2035. Roman Empire, AD denarius, Antoninus Pius, 138161 AD, Rome mint, struck 138 AD.

cf. RSC-657a. 3.14 grams.

Bare head of Pius right / Minerva standing left holding Victory in right hand, rest left hand on shield and spear leaning against her left arm. Deeply rainbow-toned XF+ with underlying luster, minor edge-flaw, very choice bust. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

2036. Roman Empire, AR Denarius, Diva Faustina Senior,

wife of Antoninus Pius, died 141 AD, struck under Antoninus Pius, 141 AD. RIC III-395c; BMCRE-315; RSC-237. 3.30 grams. Draped bust right / Pietas standing facing, head left, dropping incense on lighted candelabrum. UNC with luster around details, edge slightly crude. Estimate: $125-$200.

2037. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Lucius Verus, 161-169 AD, Rome mint, struck 166 AD. RIC-561; RSC-126. 2.51 grams.

Laureate bust of Verus right / Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and a cornucopia in left hand. Deeply toned XF+, choice details, minor splits in edge. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

2038. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Julia Maesa, Augusta,

218-224/5 AD, Rome mint, struck under Elagabalus, 220222 AD. RIC IV-272 (Elagabalus); RSC-45b. 2.76 grams. Draped bust right

/ Felicitas standing left, holding patera over altar in right hand, long caduceus in left, star to left. XF with light toning, bold details, parts of edge slightly crude. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Session V 2039. Egypt under Roman Empire, AE tetradrachm, Gordian III, 238-244 AD. 11.39 grams. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of

Gordian right / Athena seated left, holding small Nike in extended right hand, spear in left, and leaning on shield behind throne. Bold AVF, dark all over but with faint hints of original copper color. Estimate: $100-$150.

2040. Roman Empire, billon aurelianus, Aurelian, 270-275 AD, encapsulated NGC MS / strike 5/5 and surface 5/5. 4.33 grams. IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right (long neck) / ORIENS AVG, Sol walking left, holding globe and raising right

hand, foot on one of two captives at foot, mintmark below. Lustrous and choice, full details, well centered, as good as they come (top possible NGC grade). Estimate: $150-$225. 2041. Roman Empire, AR siliqua, Valens, 364-378 AD, Antioch mint, struck circa 370 AD. RIC-34b. 2.18 grams. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens right / Laurel wreath with lettering inside. XF+ with light toning, luster, slightly off-center strike, hairline edge-split. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Ancient Byzantine

2042. Lot of 4 Byzantine Empire AE follis, two of Basil II and Constantine VIII (joint reign, 1025-28 AD) and two of Nicephorus III (1078-81 AD). 33.18 grams total. All showing bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown / Lettering or Latin cross.

Darkly toned Fine, the Basil/Constantine with light patina as well. Estimate: $150-$225.

Argentina

World Silver Coins

2043. Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Bank), copper 5/10

real (5 décimos), 1831/27. Janson-12; KM-3. 6.97 grams. Possibly on a flan of the earlier décimo type, XF with sediment around devices, significant die break on obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

Brazil (colonial)

Maria I and Pedro III

Bolivia (colonial) Busts

2044. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1788PR.

CT-997; KM-55. 26.75 grams. Deeply toned Fine with slightly off-center

strike, PVC residue on both sides. Estimate: $125-$200.

2045. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825JL, final date of colonial issues. CT-618; KM-84. 26.79 grams. XF/AU with light hairlines, light rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2046. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1808PJ, encapsulated NGC MS 62. CT-1352; KM-69. Lightly toned with muted underlying luster, choice. Estimate: $100-$150.

Bolivia (Republic)

2047. La Paz, Bolivia, 1 sol, 1855F. KM-128. 3.04 grams AU for

the crude type, with much more detail than usual, the centers still weak and with minor rim-irregularities. Estimate: $100-$150. 2048. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/4 sol, 1853. KM-117. 0.88 grams AU with traces of luster, minor rim-flaws, rare type. Estimate: $200-$300.

2051. Brazil (struck in Lisbon), 640 reis, Maria I and Pedro III, 1783, full-arch crown, encapsulated NGC VF 30, finest and only specimen in NGC census, ex-Schuckmann, ex-Lissner. KM-207.2. Even wear on high points (closer to XF in our

opinion, still finest on record), with good toning and traces of luster, desirable pedigrees. NGC certification number 3839942021. Pedigreed to the Siegfried von Schuckmann collection and the R.L. Lissner collection Estimate: $125-$200.

João Prince Regent

2052. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1815, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. KM-307.1.

KM-152.1. 25.00

26.74 grams. UNC with weak center and non-visible mintmark (iden-

grams Lustrous UNC with heavy adjustment marks. Estimate: $100-

tified with die diagnostics as Bahia mint), some luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

2050. Potosí, Bolivia, 1/10 boliviano, 1864FP, encapsulated

2053. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1815,

type using boliviano denomination right before the centavo system was adopted, very elusive in Mint State, this example with choice toning and underlying luster. NGC certification number 3355375018. Pedigreed to the Tarapaca collection (before that, Howard Herz). Estimate: $200$300.

with UNC countermark, non-visible mintmark (identified with die diagnostics as Rio mint), attractively toned. SANPEX was a numismatic and philatelic exposition in Santos Dumont, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and this counterstamp commemorates its third year, taking place on September 9-16, 1956. Estimate: $100-$150.

2049. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1865FP. $150.

NGC MS 62, finest and only known specimen in NGC census. KM-150. Three-year transitional

struck over a Spanish colonial 8 reales, with 1956 SANPEX III counterstamp in middle. KM-307.3. 26.69 grams. XF host coin

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Session V

João VI

2054. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1818-R, struck

over a Guatemala bust 8 reales of 1799. KM-326.1. 26.87 grams.

Lightly cleaned AU, no toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

British West Indies

2068. British West Indies, 1/16 dol-

lar, George IV, 1820.

KM-1. 1.67 grams

UNC with choice toning, very light surface hairlines, die crack below XVI. Estimate: $200-$300.

Central American Union

2069. Central American Union, bronze essai 2 centavos,

1889, encapsulated NGC MS 62 BN, tied with one other as top grade in the NGC census. X-E22. Bold strike with dark ton-

ing in center and lustrous copper-red color around rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

2055. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João VI, 1819-R, struck

over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of 1796. KM-326.1. 26.84

grams. Lustrous UNC with traces of toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2056. Brazil (Rio mint), 320 reis, João VI, 1820-R. KM-324.2.

9.04 grams. Nice AU with light rainbow toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2057. Brazil (Rio mint), 640 reis, João VI, 1821-R. KM-352.2.

17.92 grams. Lustrous UNC with very light rainbow toning. Estimate:

$150-$225.

Chile (colonial) Busts

2070. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812FJ. CT-1220;

KM-65. 3.29 grams. Hairlined UNC

with area of surface corrosion on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

2058. Brazil (Rio mint), 640 reis, João VI, 1821-R. KM-352.2. 2071. Santiago, Chile, bust 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1790. CT-

1445; KM-43. 0.78 grams. AU with deep rainbow toning, crude rims (as

17.90 grams. AU- with luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

made). Estimate: $200-$300.

Brazil (Empire)

Chile (Republic)

Pedro II

2059. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1888. KM-485. 25.47 grams. Lustrous UNC, die polish lines in fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

2060. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1888. KM-485. 25.42 grams.

Choice, lustrous UNC with slightly grainy fields. Estimate: $100$150.

2061. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1888. KM-485. 25.56 grams. UNC with muted luster, strong planchet adjustment lines on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

2062. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1889. KM-485. 25.43 grams. Choice UNC with traces of very light toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

2063. Brazil, 1000 reis, Pedro II, 1860. KM-465. 12.78 grams.

Choice BU with eye-catching luster, minor bagmarks in fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

2064. Brazil, 1000 reis, Pedro II, 1860. KM-465. 12.71 grams.

Choice BU with eye-catching luster, slightly grainy fields (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

2072. Santiago, Chile, “volcano” 1 real, 1834IJ. KM-91. 3.36 grams. Problem-free VF with rich toning all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

2073. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1855. Covarrubias-45 (for type); KM-

129. 25.08 grams. Designed

by American engraver John Sheriff. Toned AU- with minor rim dings, glossy fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

2074. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1881.

KM-142.1. 24.85 grams.

2075. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1883.

KM-142.1. 24.97 grams.

Lustrous Mint State with light rainbow toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lustrous Mint State with faint spots of toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2076. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1885/3. KM-142.1. 24.98 grams An uncommon overdate. AU with lovely rainbow toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

2077. Copiapo, Chile, 1 peso, 1865 restrike. KM-4. 21.60 grams.

Issued during the War of 1865 against Spain. UNC with traces of toning, minor rim-bumps. Estimate: $100-$150.

China (Republic)

British Honduras

2078. China, 1 dollar (yuan), no date (1927), seven char-

sulated NGC MS 64. KM-23. 2.32 grams. First year of issue with a

2079. China, 1 dollar (yuan), Year 9 (1920). KM-Y329.6. 26.9

2065. British Honduras, 10 cents, George VI, 1939, encapmintage of only 20,000 pieces. Fully original with toning over muted luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

2066. British Honduras, bronze 1 cent, Edward VII, 1904. KM-11. 9.45 grams. Mintage of only 50,000 pieces. Fully original, choice

UNC with luster and light rainbow colors. Estimate: $125-$200.

acter variety. KM-Y318a.1. 26.96 grams. BU with faint die-polish lines in fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

grams. Popular issue, this specimen BU with die-polish lines in fields, die-cracks in legends, weakness between rim and CHINA. Estimate: $100-$150.

2080. China, 1 dollar (yuan), year 23 (1934), “Junk Dollar.” KM-Y345. 26.65 grams.

UNC with muted luster, a few faint, localized

2067. British Honduras, bronze 1 cent, George VI, 1949, hairlines and bagmarks. Estimate: $70-$100.

encapsulated ANACS MS 64 red. KM-24. Exceptional grade with bright luster and full original color, unpriced in KM above UNC. Purchased from Spink (London) in 1958. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Session V

Colombia (colonial) Busts

2081. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JF, encapsulated NGC VF Details / Scratches. Restrepo-114.5;

KM-70.2; CT-977. Bold XF with luster (not VF), the noted scratches light and confined to the narrow field below the bust. Estimate: $200-$300.

2082. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1801JJ. Restrepo-78.34; KM-58; CT-1192. 3.55 grams. VF+ with even wear, good toning, parts of rims crude. Estimate: $100-$150.

2083. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ, encapsulated NGC F 12. Restrepo-111.9; KM-68.1; CT-1211. Well-centered

strike, VF with weak centers (not Fine). Estimate: $150-$225.

2084. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ, encapsulated NGC Fine Details / Surface Hairlines. Restrepo-111.11; KM-68.1; CT-1212. AVF with weak centers (no significant hairlines), traces of luster and toning in legends. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional)

2085. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, (1811-12). Restrepo-131.5; KM-D2. 2.30 grams. Earliest variety with 1/2 / ESTADO / DE

CARTA / GENA on one side and native under tree on other side, mostly clear but weakly struck, typical for this issue, with choice chocolate brown toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (United Provinces of New Granada)

2086. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 real, 1819JF, “Libertad Americana” type, denomination 1* R. Restrepo-135.1; KM-75. 3.13 grams. VF overall, with lamination flaw in center of obverse, graffiti “36” to right of bust, toned in legends. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia (Santa Marta royalist)

2087. Santa Marta, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1820. Restrepo-104-1; KM-B4; CT-1668. 4.89 grams. AXF on a heavy, thick planchet with dark toning, off-center strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca)

2088. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1821JF, mintmark BA, encapsu-

lated NGC VF 30. Restrepo-158.2; KM-C6. Bold strike (rare thus) with better rims than normal and deep toning in legends, very attractive for the grade. Estimate: $125-$200.

Colombia (Republic / Republic of New Granada)

2089. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 reales, 1844RS. Restrepo-187.11; KM-97.1. 5.88 grams. AU with typically weak obverse but better reverse, some luster, natural surfaces and choice toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2090. Lot of 2 Colombian minors of 1849: 2 reales Bogotá and 1/4 real Popayán. Restrepo-190.5, KM-105; Restrepo-175.1, KM-108.2.

5.07 grams and 0.89 grams. The 2 reales (ex-Dana Roberts) is from the Almanzar 1968 hoard, AU- with luster and choice rainbow toning; the 1/4 real is AU with light toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2091. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R: 1833, 1847 and 1852. Restrepo-154.18, KM-87.1; Restrepo-184.2, KM-103; Restrepo-185.2, KM-112. 3.04 grams, 2.34 grams and 2.54 grams. All naturally toned, the 1833 VF+ with light planchet flaws, the 1847 and 1852 both XF. Estimate: $100-$150. 2092. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1847RS, encapsulated ANACS AU 58. Restrepo-177.8; KM-96.1. Choice toning with a well-centered bold strike and luster. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225. 2093. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1852/1. Restrepo-179.3; KM-110. 1.27 grams. Lustrous AU+ with bluish toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

2094. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1865, 0.900 fineness, rare. Restrepo-278.1; KM-149. 4.91 grams. VG with light hairlines, the only

year with full silver fineness, correctly rated in Restrepo as “rare.” Estimate: $150-$225.

2095. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1872, 0.835 fineness. Restrepo-281.1; KM-155.1. 4.85 grams. G/VG with dark toning, the only year

of this type from Bogotá (KM photo is of different type), rated by Restrepo as scarce. Estimate: $100-$150. 2096. Popayán, Colombia, 1 décimos, 1864, 0.900 fineness. Restrepo-267.2; KM-145.2. 2.35 grams. Easily above average example of this scarce two-year type, the dies from a Wyon pattern dated 1848 modified to strike this issue. Estimate: $150-$225.

Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

2097. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 1/2 real, 1843M, encapsulated PCGS XF 40, finest and only specimen in PCGS census. KM-20. Lightly rainbow toned, the leaves of the tree a little weak as usual but otherwise choice, and scarce without counter-

mark. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Session V

Costa Rica (counterstamped, 1846)

2098. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V)

on a Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1734(N). KM-55. 6.62 grams. VF countermark, host Good but rare with date visible, all nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

2107. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real of 1848JB, encapsulated NGC XF45. KM-67. 1.5 grams. Deeply impressed but incomplete countermark, host nice About Fine with rosy red toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2099. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type 2108. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1849JB. KM-68. 1.37 grams. Final date of Central American Re-

V) on a cob 2 reales of the mid-1700s. KM-54. 5.40

public series that was soon countermarked by the Republic of Costa Rica to revalidate it for local usage. Deep, well-pressed XF countermark with choice rainbow toning throughout, the host VF with minor rimflaw. Estimate: $100-$150.

grams. Impressively well-detailed

countermark (XF) with full legends and devices, host (slick) scratched and plugged at point. Estimate: $200-$300.

2100. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1846 counterstamp (Type IV) on a Spanish colonial cob 1 real (1700s). KM-47. 2.09 grams. Well-

struck and well-centered VF+ countermark, host coin (no details) with minor surface corrosion, light PVC residue. Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica (counterstamped, 1889)

2109. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, lion counterstamp (Type VII,

1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1879. KM-134.1.

12.54 grams. Detailed XF counterstamp, strongly struck on F/VF host

coin. Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica (countermarked, 1849-57)

2101. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1831F. KM-67. 1.32 grams. XF countermark on VF host coin,

scratch on reverse, nice toning. Assayer F began by 1828 and was still clearly active with two escudos in 1835. Pedigreed to the Don Garretson collection (Almanzar 1968). Estimate: $150-$225.

2102. Costa Rica, 2 reales, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Great Britain shilling of 1844, Victoria. KM-94.

5.51 grams. Nicely detailed XF/AU countermark on VG/F host, scarce. Estimate: $150-$225.

2103. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1846JB, “CREZCA” variety (rare). KM-68. 1.41 grams. In

1846, the Z spelling is at least 10 times more elusive. Fine countermark, host coin Fine with rim-dings and slight bend, nice toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

2104. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1846JB, “CRESCA” variety. KM-68. 1.38 grams. Detailed

countermark (AXF) on Fine host with earlier-era spelling CRESCA, as used beginning in 1831, lightly rainbow toned. Estimate: $80-$120.

2105. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

2110. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, lion counterstamp (Type VII, 1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1880. KM-

134.1. 12.52 grams. VF counterstamp on Fine+ host with peck marks in centers and minor rim-dings, deeply toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

2111. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, “lion” counterstamp (Type

VII, 1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos of 1881, encapsulated NGC XF 45. KM-134.1. Choice counterstamp (XF+),

all very lightly toned, very minor flaws on face. Estimate: $200-$300.

2112. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, lion counterstamp (Type VII,

1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1881. KM-134.1.

12.22 grams. Complete, AU counterstamp on AXF host with traces of

luster and light toning near rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

2113. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, lion counterstamp (Type

VII, 1889) on a Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1882. KMXF counterstamp on AVF host, toned in legends. Estimate: $200-$300.

134.1. 12.30 grams.

1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1847JB, “CREZCA” variety. KM-68. 1.44 grams. Final date of

2114. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1849J, encapsulated NGC AU 55.

2106. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, “lion” countermark (Type VI,

Costa Rica (Republic)

Central American Republic series that was soon countermarked by the Republic of Costa Rica to revalidate it for local usage. Nice Fine with detailed AXF countermark. Estimate: $150-$225.

1849-57) on a Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 1/2 real 1847JB, “CRESCA” variety (rare). KM-68. 1.43 grams. Host coin with the outdated spelling CRESCA discontinued late the year prior; the backside die was left over from that earlier era. Incomplete (along top band) XF countermark, heavy sedimentation and light scratches on reverse of Fine host. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-66. Popular

Madonna-with-child issue, debased two-year type at .750 fineness, common in lower grades but very rare in this high quality, richly rainbow toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

2115. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1865GW. KM-112. 12.42 grams.

First year of issue, broken 5 in date, F/VF example with weak rim on obverse (typical for this series), light rainbow toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2116. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1866/5GW.

KM-112. 12.51 grams. Scarcer overdate variety, lightly rainbow-toned Fine. Estimate:

$100-$150.

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Session V 2117. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1875GW, ex-Mayer. KM-112. 12.59 grams. Fine, some scratches, rainbow toned throughout. Pedigreed

to the Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

2118. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890GW KM-124. 12.65 grams.

Very choice UNC with luster and attractive, light rose toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2119. Costa Rica, 25 centavos, 1864GW, denomination in small digits, ex-Mayer. KM-105. 6.11 grams. One-year type, AVF with

toning around details. Pedigreed to Fred Mayer collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

2120. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1865GW. KM-111. 2.45 grams.

First year of the ceiba tree type for this denomination, lustrous and clearly high grade (AU), rainbow toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2121. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1870GW, encapsulated NGC

XF 45. KM-111. Somewhat softly struck with evidence of clashed dies, lustrous. Estimate: $200-$300.

2122. Costa Rica, gold 2 colones, 1928, encapsulated NGC

MS 65. KM-139. Scarce date, lustrous and bold. Note: This is a GOLD coin, not silver (sorted out of place). Estimate: $200-$300.

El Salvador

2132. El Salvador, 1 real, arms countermark (Type V, 1868) on a PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 169(?)VR. KM-47. 3.02 grams.

Countermark Fine, with better (more complete) strike and preservation than usually seen for Type V, the Fair host with penultimate digit 9 of date above waves and VR assayer to right of cross visible. Estimate: $125-$200.

2133. El Salvador, 1 real, arms countermark (Type V, 1868) on a Guatemala cob 1 real, rare. KM-

Unusually full countermark detail (Fine+) on a worn and holed Guatemala 1 real cob (Good) with final digit 9 of date visible (probably 1739), a host-type that is unlisted with this countermark in KM. Estimate: $100-$150.

unl. (46 for type). 3.06 grams.

2134. El Salvador, 1 peso, 1908CAM

KM-115.1. 25.09 grams.

Bust of Christopher Columbus on reverse, lustrous UNC example with light hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

2135. El Salvador (struck in US), 1 peso, 1909CAM. KM-115.2. 25.03 grams. Lustrous UNC, scratch across bust. Estimate: $100-$150.

2136. El Salvador (struck in US), 1 peso, 1911CAM, wide

Danish West Indies

right shoulder. KM-115.2. 24.96 grams. Lustrous UNC, light hairlines.

2123. Danish West Indies, 12 skilling, Christian VII, 1767. About half the mintage for this year was struck in Philadelphia and

KM-12. 3.48 grams. Popular ship motif with strong details visible, XF/ AU with light scratches on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

2124. Danish West Indies, 20 cents (1 franc), Christian

IX, 1878. KM-71. 6.93 grams. Gem UNC with blast-white luster and

original fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

2125. Danish West Indies, 20 cents (1 franc), Christian IX, 1878, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-71. Deeply rainbow toned with some luster, soft strike on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

2126. Danish West Indies, 20 cents (1 franc), Christian IX,

1905. $225.

KM-79. 5.00 grams.

the other half in San Francisco. Estimate: $100-$150.

2137. El Salvador (struck in US), 1 peso, 1914CAM, wide right shoulder, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-115.2. Last year of issue for the series, with small spot of black on Columbus-side rim. Estimate: $100-$150.

France

Henri IV

AU with choice toning. Estimate: $150-

2127. Danish West Indies, 5 cents (25 bit), Christian IX, 1905, encapsulated NGC MS 64. KM-77. A jewel with deep full

luster, tied with one other for second finest known. Estimate: $150$225.

2128. Lot of 2 Danish West Indies copper minors of Christian IX dated 1905: 1/2 cent (2-1/2 bit) and 1 cent (5 bit).

Both one-year issues. 1 cent is XF with brown toning; 1/2 cent is AU with some original, red luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-74; KM-75. 2.00 grams; 4.04 grams.

Dominican Republic

2138. France (Saint-Palais mint), 1/4 ecu, Henri IV, 1599,

encapsulated NGC AU-55. KM-1.1; Ciani-1519. Nice, full strike with minor planchet flaws, choice rainbow toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Louis XIV

2139. France (Lyon mint), 1/10 ecu, Louis XIV, 1664-D, 2129. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1952, encapsulated encapsulated NGC AU 50. KM-199.3; Ciani-1865. Softly struck but

NGC MS 65.

KM-22.

mate: $150-$225.

Blast-white example, significant luster. Esti-

2130. Dominican Republic, bronze 1 centavo, 1939. KM-17. 3.12 grams. AU with original red luster in between details. Estimate:

$100-$150.

Ecuador

bright with luster, second finest known in NGC census (NGC certification number 2659689018). Estimate: $100-$150.

Louis XV

2140. France (Aix mint), 1/3 ecu, Louis XV, 1722, mintmark ampersand. KM-457.27. 8.09 grams. Deeply toned AXF. Estimate: $150-$225.

2131. Ecuador (struck in Santiago, Chile), 1 sucre, 1888DT. KM-53.2. 24.64 grams.

$100-$150.

VF with evidence of light cleaning. Estimate:

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Louis XVI

2141. France (Perpignan mint), ecu “a la vielle Tete,” Louis XVI, 1774-Q. Gad-323; Sobin-812; KM-551.13. 27.37 grams. Toned AXF

with heavy adjustment marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

2142. France (Aix mint), copper sol d’aix, Louis XVI, 1773, mintmark ampersand. Gad-279 (R-2); Dupl-1696; Drs-576; KM-542. 11.29 grams. Dark VF with spots of corrosion and flan flaws on reverse.

Estimate: $150-$225.

Louis XVIII

Louis Philippe I

2151. France (Paris mint), 2 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1834-A. Darkly toned XF with even wear on high points. Estimate: $150-$225.

Gad-520; F-260; KM-743.1. 9.94 grams.

Second Republic

2152. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1848-A, ex-Christensen.

KM-756.1. 24.97 grams. Choice AU with nice toning over considerable luster. Pedigreed to Henry Christensen, with original envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

2153. France, essai 10 centimes by Domard, 1848. Maz-1315;

Toned XF with traces of luster, parts of rims slightly crude. Estimate: $125-$200.

V-G-3158, 3193, 3138; KM-Pn40. 13.92 grams.

Napoleon III

2154. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Napoleon III, 1868-A.

Gad-739; Maz-1496; KM-799.1. 25.02 grams. AU with rainbow toning over subdued but extensive luster, faint hairlines behind head. Estimate: $100-$150.

2143. France (Limoges mint), 5 francs, Louis XVIII, 1815-

I. KM-702.6. 24.95 grams. Lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned AU with glossy fields, adjustment marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

Napoleon I

2144. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Napoleon I, 1811-A. KM-

UNC with frosty luster, surface hairlines, starting to tone. Estimate: $250-$375. 694.1. 25.04 grams.

2145. France, essai d’outillageau module 1 franc by An-

drieu, Napoleon I, AN 4 (1801). Maz-603; Gad-441. 5.89 grams. VF

2155. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Napoleon III, 1870-A, countermarked “SEDAN”. KM-799.1; Gad-726. 24.7 grams. Toned VF+ with rainbow toning and traces of luster, with satirical “SEDAN” countermark blaming Napoleon III for the disastrous battle in 1870 that led to his capture and the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War. Estimate: $150-$225.

Third Republic

2156. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1873-A. KM-820.1. 24.98 grams. Lustrous UNC with traces of toning. Estimate: $70-$100.

2157. France (Paris mint), franc, 1888-A, encapsulated NGC

with choice, rainbow toning on high points (letters, bust). Estimate: $200-$300.

MS 64. KM-822.1. Choice specimen with bright luster and incipient

2146. France (Paris mint), 1 franc, Napoleon I, 1807-A.

French Colonies

KM-681. 4.78 grams. Fine

with weak centers, scratches, deep toning on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

2147. France (Paris mint), 1/2 franc, Napoleon I, AN 13

(1804/1805), mintmark A. Gad-395; KM-655.1. 2.53 grams. Deeply toned XF+ with glossy fields, light hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

2148. France (Paris mint), 1 quart, Napoleon I, 1806-A. Gad-347; LeFranc-159.1; KM-670.1. 1.28 grams. AU+,

light hairline scratch and choice rainbow toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

toning near rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

2158. Lot of 3 French colonial copper stampees, large crowned C (1779). KM-2. 4.77 grams. The countermarks VG-VF

but the hosts slick and virtually featureless, even brown color, popular type made for the Caribbean colonies. Pedigreed to our Auction #11, with original lot-tag #1203. Estimate: $100-$150.

French Guiana

2149. France (Strasbourg mint), bronze 1 decime, Napoleon I, 1814-BB. F-131/2; KM-700. 21.54 grams. VF/XF with some original

luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

2159. French Guiana, copper essai 10 centimes, 1887-E, encapsulated NGC PF 64 RB, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. Lec-33; KM-Xe1. Choice Proof surfaces with

2150. Contemporary imitation of a France (Strasbourg mint) mostly red luster visible. NGC certification number 2797326021.

copper 5 centimes, 1808-BB. Gad-127; KM-689. 9.64 grams. Believed to be an unofficial strike (9.64 grams versus standard 6.18 grams, 32 mm versus standard 29 mm), with reverse brockage error and off-center double strike, making the reverse design look like a peach. XF with some original red luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

Estimate: $600-$900.

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French West Indies

Busts

(1) and 6 stuivers (2), bundle-of-arrows countermarks (1797) on Dutch hosts of the late 1600s. KM-12. The countermarks not

KM-69; CT-463. 26.87 grams. Lightly cleaned XF, minor marks in fields,

2160. Lot of 3 St. Martin (Dutch Administration), 1 guilder 2167. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815M. 100% verified as authentic and varying in strike quality, the host coins ranging from Good to Fine with nice toning, each with collector attributions on cardboard holders. Estimate: $100-$150.

2161. Lot of 2 St. Martin (French West Indies), 2 stuivers,

fleur-de-lis countermarks (1805) on French Guiana billon 2 sous of the mid- to late 1700s, ex-Witte Museum. KM-4. 3.29

grams. Deeply struck countermarks, so much so that one goes through the host coin; both hosts well worn (Fair or worse). Pedigreed to the Witte Museum (Ponterio auction of August 1989, lot #1562). Estimate: $100-$150.

Great Britain

lustrous. Estimate: $150-$225.

2168. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821M. KM-69; CT-470. 26.81 grams Lustrous and lightly toned XF+. Estimate:

$150-$225.

2169. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1818M. KM-66;

CT-1121. 3.34 grams XF with typical soft strike in centers, dark colorful toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2170. Guatemala, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1787M. KM-32.2a; CT-1686. 1.65 grams VF, light friction wear over high features, dark toning in lower points, slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) 2171. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1827M. KM-4. 26.84 grams. Highly lustrous AU with nice toning at rims, slightly weak centers, small modern test-cut in tree-side rim. Estimate: $200-$300.

2172. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1836BA. KM-4. 26.85 grams. Lustrous XF+, scarce date, a few minor

2162. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George rim-nicks. Estimate: $200-$300. II, 1746, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3695; KM-584.3. 14.89 grams. 2173. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, VF+, lightly cleaned with very light toning on reverse, popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish off the coast of Peru in the early 1740s. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1842MA.

II, 1745, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3703A; KM-583.2. 6.00 grams.

Very scarce one-year type, VF with light toning at rims, general circulation wear and marks. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-4. 26.86 grams.

Estimate: $200-$300.

Lustrous XF+ with incipient toning.

Guatemala (Republic)

2163. Great Britain (London, England), shilling, George 2174. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1859, Carrera. KM-178. 24.20 grams. XF with light friction marks on highest points, choice blue toning on fields, popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish off the coast of Peru in the early 1740s. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

2175. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1863R, Carrera. KM-182. 24.51 grams. AU with light hairlines on obverse, deeply toned. Estimate:

II, 1746, with LIMA below bust. Sp-3710A; KM-582.3. 2.97 grams.

Lustrous Mint State with amber toning on obverse but bright white reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

$150-$225.

2164. Great Britain (London, England), sixpence, George 2176. Guatemala, 2 reales, 1867R, Carrera. KM-142. 6.17 grams. VF+ with cleaning and retoning around rims, evidence of clashed dies, popular issue made from silver captured from the Spanish off the coast of Peru in the early 1740s. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $90-$135.

2165. Great Britain (London, England, Soho mint), copper

“cartwheel” twopence, George III, 1797, encapsulated NGC AU 50 BN. Sp-3776; KM-619. Massive coin (40 mm) in extra-thick slab,

darkly toned, with light rim bruise (typical for the series), popular one-year issue. Estimate: $150-$225.

Guatemala (colonial)

2177. Guatemala, 1 real, 1863-R, Carrera. KM-137.1. 3.04 grams. BU with rainbow toning at rims. Estimate: $80-$120.

2178. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1873P, no period in fineness. KM-

197.1. 25.34 grams. AU with rainbow toning. Fineness reads “0900” rather than “0.900”. This issue was struck on a 25.4 grams standard making it heavier than the French official standard per the law of 1869, causing the French-standard coins to circulate instead. Estimate: $150-$225. 2179. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1894. KM-210. 24.76 grams. Lustrous Mint State, very light orange toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Pillars

Haiti

CT-819. 26.41 grams. Deeply toned Fine with a few old marks, parts of rims crude. Estimate: $200-$300.

(1813). KM-11. 1.22 grams. Deeply rainbow-

2166. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770P. KM-27.2; 2180. Haiti, 12 centimes, AN 10

toned XF+ with significant die-cracks and natural rim-flaws (typically crude). Estimate: $100-$150.

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Session V 2181. Haiti, 12 centimes, AN 14 (1817), Petion (large head),

encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-13. Lustrous with very light toning.

Estimate: $100-$150.

2182. Haiti, copper 2 centimes, AN 46 / 1849, encapsulated NGC XF 45 BN. KM-31.2. 5.05 grams. Wreath side bold but fasces

side weak due to natural concavity, naturally toned and attractive chocolate-brown color. A one-year local issue showing both types of dates. Estimate: $200-$300.

2192. Honduras, 10 centavos, 1900, inverted 1/1. KM-49. 2.53 grams. Toned VF with a weak strike, probably a later die-state strike

with large cud over last digit of date. Estimate: $125-$200.

2193. Lot of 2 Honduras 5 centavos, 1886, different types.

KM-48 and 54. 1.55 grams. One with earlier castle type (Y19) and one with huge castle type (Y20) struck in 1896-99 era with heavily repunched date digits, both XF with better strikes than commonly seen, nice toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2183. Lot of 3 Haiti copper 2 centimes, AN 43 (1846), all 2194. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1896/85, encapsulated NGC different varieties. KM-26, 27.1 and 27.2. 15.79 grams total. One broad

flan (“French strike”), with annulets flanking date AN 43, one smaller flan with dot and star flanking date, and one smaller flan without devices flanking the date; XF-AU on average, all toned, no big problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

2184. Lot of 4 Haitian copper-nickel minors: 5 centimes

1905, 10 centimes 1906, 20 centimes 1907, and 50 centimes 1908. KM-53, 54, 55 and 56. 24.18 grams total. All UNC. The 20c and

5c are prooflike and appear to be specimen strikes, possibly from the Heaton Mint archives. Estimate: $300-$450.

Honduras (Central American Republic) 2185. Honduras (Central American Republic), 2 reales,

1831TF. KM-9.3. 6.22 grams. Choice piece with very attractive toning, traces of light cleaning flanking tree trunk, otherwise AU. Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras (Republic)

2186. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 4 reales, 1849G. KM-20. 8.35

grams. VF with crude, weak strike and some flat surfaces, darkly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

2187. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1908/897. KM-51a. 12.45 grams. Lustrous choice AU with bold strike and colorful toning, repunched date and fineness, scarce. Estimate: $200-$300.

2188. Honduras, 10 centavos, mule with provisional date

“1P” (1883-1900), very rare. KM-55.2. 2.33 grams. Toned Fine with

scratch on denomination and wreath, very weak arms, a Y22 muling with 1871 Lovett die employed for reverse and standard 1883-1900 die for other side, but without a date and instead a simple “1P,” typical of the provisional issues of this decrepit mint in that era of 1895-1900. Less than 10 known. Estimate: $200-$300.

2189. Lot of 2 Honduras 10 centavos, 1889 and 1900. KM-49.

4.40 grams total. Both toned Fine and very scarce dates, including the final year of the type. Estimate: $100-$150.

2190. Lot of 3 Honduras 10 centavos, 1895, with 1871 obverse and reverse muled with 1c of 1891, ex-Roberts. KM-

All coins with dark toning, VG-F range, clear repunched denomination. All pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

55.3. 7.12 grams total.

2191. Lot of 5 Honduras 10 centavos, various dates: 1884, 1885, 1886, 1893/83 and 1895. KM-49. 10.79 grams total. All Y21 types, F-VF range, typical dark toning, the 1886 a scarcer issue not muled with the 1871 obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

MS 63. KM-54. Second-finest graded by NGC with weak strike (common), bright luster with areas of brown toning, scarce in this high of a grade. Estimate: $150-$225.

2195. Lot of 2 Honduras minors: 5 centavos 1885 and bronze 1 centavo 1920. KM-70 and 48. 3.20 grams total. The silver 5c

is XF with light scratch on reverse, type with small pyramid used for reverse die and thus scarce; the bronze 1c is XF with glossy fields, a two-year small-diameter type. Estimate: $100-$150.

2196. Lot of 4 Honduras bronze 2 and 1 centavos: 2c 1910 and 1919; 1c 1910, 1911. KM-69, 71, 67, and 66 (Y32, Y35, Y33 and Y38).

10.36 grams total. VF-XF, the 1910 2c more like AU but weakly struck

and housed in a one-sided plastic capsule, all modified dies as follows: 1c 1910, modified 5c die both sides; 1c 1911, modified 1/2c die both sides; 2c 1910, modified 1c die (Y14); and 2c 1919, new dies? (not modified Y14). Estimate: $100-$150.

2197. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1880. KM-40. 4.49 grams.

Struck using an obverse die recut from the first year for the series, 1878, hence the large “8” in the date, however details on both sides are especially sharp (sharper than the Dana Roberts NGC XF 40 BN example that sold for $373.75 in a 2011 Heritage auction), interesting incuse O behind Liberty’s cap from a possible die clash; appears XF+ with planchet flaw in center on reverse, choice dark brown toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2198. Lot of 2 Honduras bronze 1 centavos, 1901/1897 and 1908. KM-46 (overdate not listed) and 61d. 7.49 grams. Y14 type with clear overdate not listed by KM; the overstruck 1897 underdate has a mintage statistic but no examples are known. Y17 type with reverse rotated 90 degrees and clipped planchet, error punching (broken punch) with REPLBLICA, the only 20th-century date of this odd muling. Both XF with dark brown toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Ireland

2199. Ireland, brass “gun money” half crown, James II, 1689

Oct. Sp-6579E; KM-95. 14.92 grams. AU with some surface corrosion, dark brown toning, overall a fine example of “gun money,” supposedly struck on metal recovered from melted guns (cannons), although other items like church bells were also used, the coins dated monthly to allow for a gradual redemption for silver coins upon James II’s victory, which never occurred. Estimate: $150-$225.

2200. Ireland, brass “gun money” half crown, James II,

1690 May. Sp-6580CC;

KM-101. 9.51 grams. Very well struck XF with excellent detail and interesting die cracks, somewhat brassy color (see previous lot for explanation of “gun money”). Estimate: $150-$225.

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Session V 2201. Ireland, brass “gun money” shilling, James II, 1690 March. Sp-6581P; KM-94. 5.93 grams. VF with old marks that toned over with time (see previous lots for explanation of “gun money”). Estimate: $100-$150.

Mauritius

2202. Mauritius, 25 sous, George IV, no date (1822). KM-1.

3.33 grams. Somewhat lustrous XF with light rim bruises and choice original toning, denomination side struck off-center. Estimate: $200$300.

Mexico (colonial) Pillars

2203. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF.

Lustrous AU- with attractive toning, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375. CT-795; KM-103. 26.78 grams.

2204. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1754MF, both crowns royal. CT-333; KM-104.1. 26.78 grams. Bold XF+ with light toning on shield side, the pillars side off-center but problem-free overall. Estimate: $200-$300.

2205. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1754MF, imperial crown on left pillar. CT-335; KM-104.2. 26.78

grams. AXF with nice toning all over, particularly dark in shield side

legend, no problems, this variety rated “S2” (very scarce) in Gilboy. Estimate: $200-$300.

2206. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM. CT-914; KM-105. 26.81 grams. Very lightly toned AXF with parts of rims crude. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

2207. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771FM. CT-914; KM-105. 26.81 grams Toned VF with weak spot at top of right pillar / top-left of shield. Estimate: $150-$225.

2211. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798FM. CT-692; KM-109. 26.81 grams. Very deeply rainbow-toned XF with some high points rubbed, very attractive. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #870). Estimate: $150-$225.

2212. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1808TH. CT-709; KM-109. 27.01 grams Lustrous AU with light hairlines

before bust, slightly off-center obverse, otherwise choice. Estimate: $150-$225.

2213. Denomination set of Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8-42-1-1/2 reales (5 coins), Charles IV, all assayer FT, dates as follows: 8R 1803, 4R 1803, 2R 1802, 1R 1803 and 1/2R 1801. CT-699, 854, 997, 1151, 1296; KM-109, 100, 91, 81, 72. 26.94, 13.21, 6.63, 3.32 and 1.65 grams. From VF (4R) to AU (8R), the 8R cleaned but the others lightly toned, purchased by Eidel as a set and left that way. Interestingly, the 4R bears a small gouge on the neck that looks like a small heart. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

2214. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1809HJ. CT-764; KM-101. 13.33 grams AVF with incipient toning on

white surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (War of Independence)

2208. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1739MF,

Chihuahua

KM-65. Very

VII, 1811RP.

encapsulated NGC UNC details / surface hairlines. CT-1863;

bold strike, 100% Mint State, frosty white with lustrous surfaces, faint traces of hairlines only in field above pillars, really not enough to condemn this coin with a “details” grade in our opinion. Estimate: $150-$225.

2209. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Philip V, 1740MF.

CT-1865; KM-65. 1.64 grams. UNC with minor rim-flaws here and there, no toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection. Estimate: $90-$135.

Busts

2215. Chihuahua, Mexico, cast bust 8 reales, Ferdinand

CT-389; KM-123. 26.99 grams. Holed XF, an early cast with non-regal edge (perhaps early 1811) and with deep and sharply defined validation countermarks, the one to right from a broken punch with top right part missing (also seen on a contemporary counterfeit), believed to have been applied in the period 1815-1818 and normally found on 1811-dated host coins. Estimate: $125-$200.

Durango

2216. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1815MZ. CT-413; KM-111.2. 29.07 grams. VF for type with crude rims, nicely toned, less crude than earlier issues. Estimate: $150-$225.

2217. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1816MZ. CT-414; KM-111.2. 26.88 grams. Weakly struck VF with scratch on the back of the bust, choice rainbow toning on reverse, traces of luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

2218. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1817MZ. CT-415; KM-111.2. 26.44 grams. Unevenly struck VG/F, with toning around details and spot of black on obverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

2210. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1773FM, initials facing rim. CT-917; KM-106.1. 26.92 grams. Bold XF with light toning, surface hairlines. Pedigreed to our Auction #16 (lot #868). Estimate: $150-$225.

2219. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1818RM. Calbetó-78 (R-2); CT-417; KM-111.2. 26.54 grams. VF with bold legends, weak centers and planchet flaws, deeply toned with two dark lines on reverse (not scratches). Estimate: $100-$150.

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Session V 2220. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1821CG. CT-422; KM-111.2. 25.31 grams. AVF with crude, weak strike

along part of edge, old toning throughout. Estimate: $100-$150.

2231. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1854GC, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-377.10. Very lustrous (somewhat prooflike) but with weak strike at high points. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guanajuato

2221. Guanajuato, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JJ. Calbetó-126; CT-551; KM-111.4. 26.31 grams. Despite lacking some

details due to truncation and crudeness near edge (out-of-round flan), this coin is clearly a Guanajuato mint product based on the notched serifs in the date and elsewhere, the tip of the first “J” is likewise visible, eliminating the possibility of any other War of Independence mint. Toned Fine with test marks and scratch on arms. Estimate: $150-$225.

Zacatecas

2222. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1817AG. Calbetó-1773; CT-688; KM-111.5. 26.12 grams. Lustrous XF with

very weak centers and two light divots on obverse near king’s ordinal, significant die polish lines, parts of rims crude. Estimate: $150-$225.

2223. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1817AG. Calbetó-1773; CT-688; KM-111.5. 25.7 grams. Well-struck XF for

the issue, with some luster and a large die break on reverse, no toning (lightly cleaned at some point). Estimate: $100-$150.

2224. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1818AG. CT-689; KM-111.5. 25.75 grams. Somewhat lustrous VF+ with nice toning, strong and well-centered strike overall, just some planchet flaws and test cut on obverse rim at 6 o’clock. Estimate: $125-$200.

2225. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1819AG. Calbetó-1780; CT-690; KM-111.5. 26.67 grams. This coin features the older crude-style Zacatecas bust rather than the standard bust used at the Mexico City mint and other later-date coins, though both occur on 1819 specimens from this mint (CT values the old bust significantly higher). Reasonably well-struck VF coin with small die flaw before face and planchet irregularities on edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

2232. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1859/8PF. Lustrous AU+ with very light surface hairlines, rare overdate variety. Estimate: $150-$225.

DP-Go43; KM-377.8. 26.99 grams.

2233. Alamos, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1874DL. KM-

377. 26.64 grams. AU with vividly rainbow-toned fields and underlying luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

2234. Chihuahua, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1874/1MM.

DP-Ca50; KM-377.2. 26.8 grams. Overdate variety and possibly MM over inverted MM, not a die match to the 1871-Ca MM/inverted M published in DP but perhaps an unused 1871 die recut for 1874, an alternative theory being that the “4” and “MM” are all repunched but the base of the numeral below 4 looks too thin. AU with light cleaning, choice toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

2235. Chihuahua, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1877EA.

DP-Ca55; KM-377.2. 27.03 grams. Lustrous AU+ with weak centers, minor streaks on rays from oxidation. Estimate: $100-$150.

2236. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

1885/85MH. KM-377.12. 27.05 grams. Bold XF with 85 of date re-

punched over higher numerals that were initially misplaced, areas of

2226. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, choice orange toning especially on the reverse. Estimate: $100-$150. 1817AG. CT-1249; KM-73.1. 1.9 grams. Non-toned XF with moderate 2237. Guadalajara, Mexico, cap-and-rays 4 reales, porosity, slightly off-center reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1844/3MC. KM-375.2. 13.52 grams. Darkly toned AXF, some encrusta-

tion and light scratches, scarce overdate variety. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (Republic)

2238. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 4 reales, 1843/3PM,

“Hookneck” reales

2227. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1824JM, “hookneck” eagle. KM-A376.2. 26.68 grams. Deeply toned AXF with

convex-wings variety, encapsulated NGC XF 40. KM-375.4. Some weak strike but well centered and with typical circulation wear and marks, rarer than the concave-wings variety. Estimate: $100-$150.

large hole at top, full Libertad but eagle’s breast typically weak, popular type. Estimate: $150-$225.

2228. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-

and-rays 1/2 real, 1824JM, “hookneck” eagle. KM-369. 1.65 grams. VF with

typically weak centers, rainbow toning throughout. Estimate: $100-$150.

Reales

2229. Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1844OM.

AU+ with light rainbow toning over luster, some crude strike and flan flaws (as made), die-cracks and adjustment marks. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-377.13. 26.73 grams.

2230. Durango, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1850JMR.

DP-Do29; KM-377.4. 26.77 grams. XF with bold cap-and-rays but weak eagle (slightly concave flan), lustrous, with rim flaws as made (typical for earlier date 8 reales). Estimate: $150-$225.

2239. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, cap-and-rays 4 reales, 1862RO.

KM-375.8. 13.36 grams. Lustrous XF with weak strike in centers, small patch of corrosion at 2 o’clock on cap-and-rays side. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1869/8PS. KM-375.8. 13.42 grams. XF with strong die polish lines be-

low eagle’s wings and plenty of remaining luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

2241. Guanajuato, Mexico, cap-and-rays 1 real, 1853/2PF.

AU with typically weak centers, scarce overdate variety. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-372.6. 3.32 grams.

Decimal

Mexico (Revolutionary)

2250. Guerrero, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1914.

KM-643. 21.3 grams.

AU with luster and hints of toning, typically slightly crude strike, popular and interesting for the fact that it contains 0.595 grams of fine gold (as stated on the coin, albeit weakly on this example). Estimate: $100-$150.

2251. Guerrero, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1914. KM-643. 15.81 grams.

Extremely crude coin, but still AU with light gold toning, doubly or possibly triple struck (the legend appears to read *D* DOS PESOS due to the multiple strikes) on a cracked and underweight planchet due to the brittle goloid alloy. Estimate: $100-$150.

2252. Oaxaca, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1915. DP-Oax 106 (R-2); G-B-365;

KM-744. 14.68 grams. UNC with very weak strike, lightly green and gold toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Netherlands (Spanish)

2242. Chihuahua, Mexico, 1 peso, 1872/1M. KM-408. 26.42

2253. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), patagon, Philip IV, 1624. KM-53.1. 28.00 grams. Bold details all over, XF

grams. Lustrous AU with faint hairlines from cleaning, scarce overdate

with vertical scratch over 6 in date, some remaining luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

2243. Oaxaca, Mexico, 1 peso, 1872E, small “A,” high “2”

Netherlands (United)

with large die cracks. Estimate: $150-$225.

variety. KM-408.6. 26.92 grams. XF with heavy planchet adjustment marks on balance-scale side and deep toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

2254. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, undated type (mid-1500s). 27.22 grams. Lustrous, non-toned UNC with full details (no flat spots). Estimate: $150-$225.

2244. Hermosillo, Mexico, 50 centavos, 1876/6F. KM-407.5. 2255. Utrecht, Netherlands, silver ducat (48 stuivers), 1784.

Nice VF+ with bold, well-centered strike and original surfaces, toned around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

13.19 grams. AU with minor planchet flaws and light hairlines, choice dark toning with highlights around central devices, scarce overdate variety. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-93.1. 27.84 grams.

2245. Zacatecas, Mexico, 50 centavos, 1878/7S.

KM-117. 31.73 grams. Lustrous, choice AU with amber toning around devices. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-407.8.

13.53 grams. Lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned AU with weak strike

in centers and minor adjustment marks, uncommon overdate variety. Estimate: $100-$150.

2246. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, 25 centavos, 1869S. KM-406.8.

6.61 grams. VF+ with a small gouge across the U in REPUBLICA,

uneven artificial toning and some carbon spots on eagle. Estimate: $100-$150.

2247. Zacatecas, Mexico, 25 centavos, 1874A. KM-406.9. 6.75

grams. Lustrous UNC with prooflike fields, light surface hairlines, incipient blue toning around rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

2248. Chihuahua, Mexico, 5 centavos, 1869.

KM-396. 1.34

grams. Toned AU with typically slightly crude details, light rub on high

points, off-center eagle side. Estimate: $100-$150.

2249. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 1 centavo, 1896, en-

capsulated NGC MS 65 BN. KM-391.6. Gor-

geous green and magenta toning, well-struck details and smooth fields, probably struck with fresh dies (only one higher at NGC). Estimate: $100-$150.

2256. Utrecht, Netherlands, 3 gulden (60 stuivers), 1794.

Netherlands Antilles

2257. St. Eustatius (British administration), 1 stuiver, “P”

countermark (1809) on a French Guiana billon 2 sous (178090) with “SE” countermark of St. Eustatius (ca. 1805), rare.

KM-4. 1.52 grams. Interesting example of a coin that was countermarked twice, the countermarks both VF but minimal remaining host-coin detail, darkly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

Panama

2258. Panama, 50 centésimos, 1905. KM-5. 24.89 grams. Nicely toned XF+, scarce issue as most were melted. Estimate: $100-$150.

2259. Lot of 20 Panama 1/2 balboas, 1953. KM-20. 250.27 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.

Paraguay

2260. Lot of 3 Paraguay copper minors of 1870: 1, 2 and 4 centésimos (Shaw). KM-2, 3 and 4. 34.79 grams. All well-struck, choice

UNC coins with mostly red luster, some areas of dark copper toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Peru (colonial)

Southeast Asia

Pillars

2261. Lima, Peru, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1755JM, mintmark not dotted, rare. CT-641; KM-51. 1.65 grams. Bold XF with old scratches above pillars, nicely toned, Gilboy #L-05-6a, rated R4 (4 to 10 known). Estimate: $200-$300.

Busts

2262. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1772JM. CT-851;

KM-78. 26.57 grams. XF+ with slightly porous surfaces, light scratch under III, lightly toned at rims, overall a nice example of the scarce first date of Lima busts. Estimate: $125-$200.

2263. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust

of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791IJ, with “Jas. S. Bradley” countermark, encapsulated NGC AG 3 (only known specimen of this countermark in NGC census). Countermark: M-NY-79F; Host coin: CT934; KM-95. NGC’s AG

3 grade is for the host coin only (with choice rainbow toning), as the countermark is VF and boldly struck, attributed in slab to New York, NY. NGC certification number 4348114006. Estimate: $200-$300.

Peru (Republic)

2264. Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1831G.

KM-142.4. 26.85 grams.

Brightly lustrous UNC with faint surface hairlines, bold strike, very flashy. Estimate: $200-$300.

2265. Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1834BoAr. KM-142.4. 26.63 grams. Scarce issue in AU with faint hairlines, light blue and orange toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

2266. Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1838MS.

KM-170.4. 26.10 grams.

XF+ with light friction wear on highest points but original surfaces, deeply toned with hints of underlying luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

2270. Collection of 11 pieces of silver primitive money

from southeast Asia (1200s to 1800s), consisting of: one “hang money” ingot, 369 grams; one “canoe money” ingot, 74 grams; one “leech money” ingot, 75 grams; two “tiger tongue” ingots, 95 and 96 grams; two “sycee” ingots, 221 and 52 grams; one “pig mouth money” ingot, 68 grams; one “Nan Tok money” ingot, 64 grams; one “packsaddle” or “tamlung” money, 57 grams; and one “bullet money” piece, 15.2 grams. Fascinating lot with a wide variety of shapes and sizes,

all nicely toned and only the “pig mouth money” with encrustation (orange), great for an exhibit but also a good wholesale opportunity for the knowledgeable specialist. Estimate: $500-up.

Spain

2271. Madrid, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip V, 1711J, rare.

KM-292. 22.83 grams. Inexplicably underweight, possibly as a result of gilding removal, VF with strong details in the shield, holed at bottom, rim-flaw on obverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

2272. Tarragona, Spain, 5 pesetas, Ferdinand VII, 1809. KM-5.

26.57 grams. Nice XF with bold, incuse crown and shield, no distracting marks in raised fields, toned in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

2273. Majorca, Spain (Balearic Islands), 30 sueldos (30 2267. Lot of 2 Peruvian patterns in zinc (unlisted metal): sous), Ferdinand VII, 1821. CT-525; KM-C-L53.1. 26,55 grams. One-

5 soles 1957 and 5 centavos 1963. KM-235 and 223.2 for type. 2.31

grams total. Unlisted zinc pattern of a 1957 gold 5 soles (KM-235),

UNC, with dark-streak toning; unlisted zinc pattern of a 1963 brass 5 centavos (KM-223.2), UNC with light lamination flaws common with zinc; both excellent Peruvian collecting and research opportunities. Estimate: $200-$300.

Philippines

2268. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1834-7) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1834MM. KM-138.2; CT-451. 26.39 grams. Host coin XF with weak

year emergency issue struck in Palma, Majorca, while under quarantine from yellow fever, hence the “SALUS POPULI” (Health to the People) legend. XF+ with luster and light toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Spanish Colonial

2274. Lot of 4 Spanish colonial silver minors: Bust 2R Guatemala 1792M; cob 1R Potosí Philip II assayer B; and two cob 1/2R Mexico Philip V, one dated 1706 (rare). 12.01

grams total. The bust 2R is VG; the 1R cob is missing about 20% of edge from corrosion; and the two 1/2R cobs are corroded from salvage (probably 1715 Fleet), one with bold 06 of date. Estimate: $100-$150.

centers and slightly crude rims but some luster and beautifully rainbow toned, the countermark XF and bold. Estimate: $125-$200.

2269. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1834-7) on a Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1834LM. KM-100. 26.83 grams. Richly toned AVF with underlying

luster, bagmarks, full countermark. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Sweden

Uruguay

2277. Uruguay (struck in Santiago), brass 50 pesos, 1971,

Rodo centennial, “F. Orellana P.,” encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-Pn101. Rare variety (only 80 minted) with the signature “F.

Orellana P.” on the reverse along the left side, nice luster and light toning (streaks on reverse). Estimate: $125-$200.

2278. Uruguay (struck in Santiago), proof copper-nickel

pattern 100 pesos, 1972, encapsulated NGC PF 67. KM-Pn105.

2275. Sweden (Stockholm mint), klippe 16 ore, Erik XIV, 1563. Ahlstr-44a. 22.28 grams. Grainy VF+ with muted luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

Trinidad and Tobago

Extremely rare pattern with only 12 minted and only one other (also PF 67) in the NGC census, brilliant white proof surfaces with light die polish lines visible. NGC certification number 4327512003. Estimate: $250-$375.

Venezuela

2279. Caracas, Venezuela, royal2276. Lot of 6 Trinidad and Tobago countermarked copper ist 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1818BS,

coins: Four Tobago (British administration) 2-1/4 pence and one 1-1/2 pence (“black doggs”) with TB/o countermarks (1798) on French Guiana billon 2 sous (1780-90); one Trinidad 1/2 penny with FD countermark (1854-75) on a French 5 centimes 1861-BB. KM-6, 5 and Tn1. Hosts range from Good to XF

while countermarks are bold and strongly struck, all the coins lacking the usual major corrosion, and only the 1-1/2 pence is holed, all with collector attributions on cardboard holders. Estimate: $250-$375.

lions at upper left and lower right, rare. KM-5.1. 2.87 grams. Fine+

with gunmetal toning all over, plugged holed at top of cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

2280. Caracas, Venezuela, 1/4 real, 1830, variety with cornucopia above 8.

KM-C34;

Lustrous XF with planchet adjustment and die polish lines, off-center strike but no major issues. Estimate: $200-$300.

Stohr-14. 0.62 gram.

Medals and Tokens Medals Bolivia

2281. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, mid-1800s, academic award. Fonrobert-9440.

25x20mm; 4.98 grams. Obverse with standing Justice and legend PREMIO A SU APLICACION Y ADELANTAMIENTO; reverse with Bolivian arms and REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA. AU with slightly uneven rainbow toning, some luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia

2282. Lot of 2 Colombian silver medals: 1900

Cundinamarca and 1919 Boyacá Centennial. 30

mm and 12.90 grams; 23 mm and 5.12 grams. Both UNC

with loops and light toning, no big problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

Cuba

2285. Cuba, pewter medal, 1958, Marti / FC, rare. 52 mm; 34.68 grams.

Crude cast pewter medal for the 26th of July Movement, the same group led by Fidel Castro that overthrew Batista’s government in late 1958. Estimate: $200-$300.

Ecuador

2286. Quito, Ecuador, silver medal, 1909, Independence Centenary,

2283. Cuba (under Spain), 1/2R-size proclama- encapsulated NGC MS 64, finest and only known specimen in NGC

tion medal, Isabel II, 1833, struck in Madrid. 14 census. 30mm. Monument before mountains / Bust in two laurel branches above

the palace of government. Struck in commemoration of the centenary of the first efforts toward winning independence. Lustrous example with “CENTENARIO” rainbow toning in the shield. Estimate: $100-$150. struck through grease, light toning with some darker streaks, NGC certification 2284. Cuba, bronze medal, 1902, First President number 2806799013. Estimate: $100-$150. Estrada Palma proclamation. 40 mm; 33.70 grams. VF, rim nicks and scratches, some original red luster remaining. Estimate: $100-$150. mm; 1.45 grams. AU+ with some lamination flaws, choice

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France

2287. France, 5 francs-sized silver medal, 1815, Friedrich Wilhelm III birthday. Bramsen-1706; Henckel-2213; Sig. Julius-3447. 37 mm;

28.87 grams. A commemorative medal for the birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm III in Paris during the Napoleonic Wars and Prussian occupation of France, F+ with some rim bruises and chatter in fields, lightly cleaned with toning around rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

Peru

2288. Lima, Peru, large silver medal, 1870, Transandine Railroad (Arequipa to Puno). 51mm; 72.67 grams. Obverse shows a

steam locomotive proceeding through the mountains and reverse shows a long inscription (listing the chief engineer, plus President Balta and various government ministers), commemorating the opening of the Transandine Railroad on January 29, 1870. AU with luster, no toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

Tokens Jamaica

2289. Lot of 23 Jamaican tokens and fruit-trade tallies from the early 1900s, various metals and companies, some rare.

Anyone who has ever heard the calypso song “The Banana Boat Song” by Harry Belafonte (“Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me bananas...”) will relate to this lot of tokens used to pay the workers. This lot consists of nine uniface aluminum checks of all different shapes (and all basically UNC) marked with just K.W.L. for Kingston Wharves Ltd. (various Lyall numbers) plus 14 fruit-trade tally tokens (all Fine or so except for last, which is XF with hole at top) specifically attributed as follows: Brimmer Hall Estate (St Mary), square iron bracteate, stamped bh, 25 x 24mm, 1.86g (Lyall 295); two Jamaica Banana Producers? Association Ltd, aluminum, 1932, 1937, both 27mm, 1.47g/12h, 1.97g/12h (Lyall 327, 328); Jamaica Fertilizer Products Ltd (Falmouth), aluminum 1 [Basket], 27mm, 1.50g/12h (Lyall 329); four Jamaica Fruit & Shipping Co Ltd (Kingston), aluminum, 1923, 1928 (2), 1930, 20mm and 27mm, 1.11g, 1.47g, 1.45g (Lyall 330-336); Magnus & Tinling (St Mary), uniface brass, stamped mt, 23.5mm, 3.57g (Lyall unl.; Rulau 102; Roehrs 1194); United Fruit Co, brass, stamped b [Bowden], 20mm, 2.51g (Lyall 415), uniface aluminum, stamped u.f.co., 21mm, 1.58g (Lyall 426), oblong aluminum, u.f.co p.l. [Portland Loading], 23 x 17mm, 1.03g (Lyall 433); Wentworth Estate (St Mary), zinc bracteate, stamped w, 24mm, 1.67g (Lyall 442); Woodstock Estate (Buff Bay), uniface brass, stamped s.s.w.b.b. [Stephen Stedman, Woodstock, Buff Bay], 22.5mm, 3.42g (Lyall 446). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Peru

2290. Lot of 2 Peruvian tokens, ca. 1910, gold 5 soles and silver 1 sol. KM-Tn1; KM-Tn2. 14 mm and 1.65 grams; 14 mm and 1.30 grams. Token coinage which

circulated in Lima around 1910. Silver piece is gem UNC (thus uncommon) while gold example is lightly circulated. Estimate: $200-$300.

Puerto Rico

2291. Lot of 2 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, copper-nickel 5c

commerce tokens: Fernández y Ca and Adjuntas Ferreteria El Canon.

GH -418; Rulau May-2 (page 173) and GH-406.

13.5mm and 2.15 grams; 18mm and 2.61 grams. Mayaguez’ FERNANDEZ y Ca

with value “5”. Nearly Mint State and much superior to Dana Roberts’ example. Second is from ADJUNTAS Ferreteria El Canon appropriately featuring an impressive cannon as its exclusive reverse motif, value “5” among stars and arrows on obverse, brilliant Mint State. An attractive pair. Estimate: $100-$150.

Venezuela

2292. Victoria (Aragua), Venezuela, copper-nickel 2 reales

token, 1887, Federico Briceno León, encapsulated NGC MS 62, finest and only known specimen in NGC census. Stohr-FL44. 24mm; 5.27 grams. Obverse: Consignacion general de frutos, Victoria,

Federico Briceno León. Reverse: Honni Soit Qui Mal y Pense, 1887. Light toning and minor marks in fields, NGC certification number 4431158009. Estimate: $70-$100.

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