Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Auction #28 - Nov. 17-18, 2020

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 28 LIVE ON THE INTERNET

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Session I: 11:00 AM EST Session II: 5:30 PM EST Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Session III: 11:00 AM EST Session IV: 5:30 PM EST Thursday, November 19, 2020 Session V: 11:00 AM EST

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Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 28 Live on the Internet, Tuesday-Thursday, November 17-19, 2020

Assembling the consignments for this auction has been a long yet very rewarding task that has now come to fruition. We are simply amazed at the variety, quantity and quality of numismatic and historical rarities in this sale. Thank you, consignors! This time we are doing something different by beginning the Gold Cobs section with those from mainland Spain before moving to gold cobs of the New World. It is here you’ll see the extremely rare and gorgeous 1713J Mexico cob 8 escudos Royal graded NGC MS 66 from the Corrigan’s wreck site of the 1715 Fleet (lot 21), its first appearance at auction and our first time offering a type considered to be the pinnacle of Spanish colonial numismatics. Clyde Kuntz, the diver who discovered the coin in 1998, will be speaking online the day prior to the auction about his experience of finding a coin “made for a king.” Following Mexico is a selection of some of the choicest Lima gold cobs ever seen from the 1715 Fleet, in addition to gold cobs from all the other South American mints that made them. Next we offer a number of historical Shipwreck Ingots, most notably a variety of New World treasure ingots from the “Tumbaga wreck” of ca. 1528 (including lot 68, a very rare gold “tumbaga” bar) and the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550. Atocha collectors will want to watch for an intriguing gold “church” bar (lot 71) along with three of the ever-popular large silver bars (lots 82-84). Four centuries’ worth of Shipwreck Coins are up for bid next, from the iconic Atocha (1622) and 1715 Fleet-recovered cobs to United States shipwreck finds like an 1863-S $20 double eagle from the Brother Jonathan (lot 383). It is our privilege to offer in this auction the Dr. Peter Jones Collection of Early Coinage of the Americas, illustrating the many different types of coins created in the New World. In his latest book, The First Coins of the Americas, Dr. Jones documents his collection and its connection to historical events during American colonization; his online talk the day before the auction will describe his journey across decades of collecting. His selection of rare Charles-Joanna coinage in Mexico Silver Cobs is particularly noteworthy, featuring trophies like a Mexico City 3 reales of assayer Rincón (lot 429), along with several rare “Early Series” types. In our most significant offering of cob Royals to date, highlights in Mexico Silver Cobs include a unique 1713J cob 8 reales Royal (lot 501) as well as a very rare 1615/4F cob 8 reales Royal (lot 490), in addition to some unique minor-size Royals and some in Lima Silver Cobs as well. Continuing that theme, in Potosí Silver Cobs we feature the Royal Collection of some of the finest and rarest Potosí galanos from all the different kings, including the finest-graded 1653E cob 8 reales Royal (lot 595, pedigreed to the famous “Americas” collection) along with an NGC star-designated and very beautiful 1669E cob 8 reales Royal plated in Sellschopp (lot 598). Other Silver Cobs contains several elusive Santo Domingo Charles-Joanna cobs (lots 646-648) and a rare Panama cob 2 reales of Philip II (lot 651). In World Coins are many Spanish and Latin American rarities like the important Chile 1819 pattern peso (lot 751) and the finestgraded Seville, Spain, 1729P gold milled 8 escudos (lot 1176), along with many desirable rarities from Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Honduras. Worldwide, other key coins up for bidding are an Ethiopia EE1892 (1900) matte proof birr of Menelik II (lot 839), a Japanese gold koban from the Hoei/Shotoku era (lot 1062), and a pair of certified Lahore-mint (British India) silver original proof 1943-L ½ and ¼ rupees (lots 1056-1057). The Zeitlos Collection of German States Coinage hosts many desirable German type-coins, including a possibly unique NassauWeilburg 1812-L/CT “old bust” taler (lot 921) and several finest-certified Bavarian commemorative talers. Medals and Decorations features Selections from the John Adams Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals, a couple of which are plated in his reference work on the series. Other medals in this section include a large and impressive Colombian gold medal commemorating the Panama Canal project (lot 1216) and an original Great Britain silver medal from 1687 depicting the recovery of the Concepción shipwreck treasure (lot 1221). U.S. Coins and Paper Money presents several pieces of early American currency, like a choice 1787 Fugio cent (lot 1272) and a 1776 Continental Congress-issued $7 note (lot 1277). Sure to attract attention in World Paper Money are Guatemalan rarities like the only certified 1917 Banco Agrícola Hipotecario 500 pesos (lot 1298) and a “top pop” 1945 Banco Central 20 quetzales (lot 1294). The Coin Jewelry section offers up our largest selection to date of fashionable coin designs, like ancient Athenian owl tetradrachms, Julius Caesar’s elephant denarius, and cobs from shipwrecks and other sources, all ready to wear. The Shipwreck Artifacts section contains a timeline of objects, including a long Spanish colonial gold chain of 277 solid links salvaged from the Santa Margarita (lot 1367), a large and complete Nuremberg nesting cup-weight set from the Dutch East Indiaman Merestein (lot 1372), some Civil War-era American bottles from the S.S. Republic (lots 1384-1389), a sealed bottle of beer from the Empress of Ireland (lot 1390), and various dinner service pieces from 20th-century ocean liners S.S. Medina, S.S. Aurania, and Andrea Doria. Non-Wreck Artifacts presents a mixture of historical objects, like 44-million-year-old insects preserved in amber (lots 1408-1409), cannons and cannonballs, swords and flintlock pistols, and other miscellaneous antiques. Some Titanic survivor-signed postcards highlight our Documents section at the end. As usual, on the last day we hold an Express session with additional coins, medals, bank notes, and artifacts at lower estimates for the wholesale- or budget-minded. We wish you all best of luck in the auction and hope you find many new acquisitions for your collection. Be healthy, everyone!

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

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Table of Contents SECTION LOTS PAGES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020 SESSION I: 11:00 AM EST Gold Cobs (by country) ............................................................................. 1-67................ 7-27 Special Feature: Mexico 8 escudos Royal 1713J............................................................. 12-14 Shipwreck Ingots ....................................................................................... 68-93.............. 27-42 Shipwreck Coins (chronologically by wreck) ............................................. 94-418............ 43-99 SESSION II: 5:30 PM EST Silver Cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ............................................................ 419-533.......... 101-122 Silver Cobs of Lima, Peru ..........................................................................534-560.......... 123-127 Silver Cobs of Potosí, Bolivia...................................................................... 561-645.......... 128-156 Potosi Galanos: The Royal Collection........................................................................... 133 Other Silver Cobs (by country) .................................................................. 646-675.......... 157-163

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020 SESSION III: 11:00 AM EST Ancient Coins............................................................................................. 676-693.......... 165-167 World Coins (by country)........................................................................... 694-1213........ 169-251 SESSION IV: 5:30 PM EST Medals and Decorations............................................................................. 1214-1258...... 253-261 U.S. Coins, Medals, Tokens and Paper Money............................................ 1259-1381...... 262-265 World Paper Money (by country)............................................................... 1382-1305...... 266-272 Coin Jewelry............................................................................................... 1306-1364...... 273-284 Shipwreck Artifacts..................................................................................... 1365-1407...... 285-298 Non-Wreck Artifacts................................................................................... 1408-1440...... 299-308 Documents................................................................................................. 1441-1446...... 308-309

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

SESSION V: 11:00 AM EST Express Session (selected items from all sections).......................................1447-1922...... 312-338

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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: Cal = Calicó’s Numismática española (2019), formerly by Calicó and Trigo (ten previous editions). Note: In previous auctions

we referred to the 2008 edition as CT-, but we now refer to the 2019 edition as Cal-, for the numbers changed and we want to keep the old CTreference intact for anyone who refers to our older auctions.

Fonrobert = Fonrobert’s Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen: III. Abtheilung Sud-Amerika (1878). Janson = Janson’s La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino 1574-2015 (2016). KM = Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins, various editions, including Spain, Portugal and the New World. Restrepo = Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, fourth edition (2012). S = Sedwick’s The Practical Book of Cobs, fourth edition (2007). Sp = Spink’s (formerly Seaby’s) Coins of England and the United Kingdom, fiftieth edition (2015). A list of other, more specialized references used in our catalogs is available at www.sedwickcoins.com/references.htm.

SHIPWRECK HISTORIES

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

COIN GRADING and DESCRIPTIVE TERMS

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

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS

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

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

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Gold Cobs of Spain Charles-Joanna

Philip II

1. Granada, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer R to

right, mintmark G to left, rare. Cal-182. 3.37 grams. Fully detailed

4. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic

AU- with contrasting sediment in crevices, thin flan with small part of edge wavy, much scarcer than the usual Seville-mint examples. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

D below mintmark to S to left, NGC MS 62. Cal-Type 257. 6.68

grams. Lustrous example with choice full shield and cross, very crisply detailed. NGC #5910202-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

2. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census. Cal-196. 3.36 grams. Full flan with 100% full legends and inner

5. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D

with open right side below mintmark to S to left. Cal-Type 257.

6.67 grams. Bold full shield and mintmark-assayer (small old mark

details, the shield incredibly well detailed and the * (assayer) super sharp, also richer in color than most, slight die-rust on cross side but otherwise as perfect as they come. NGC #4916841-002. Estimate: $2,500-up.

near middle), nice full cross-and-tressure, AU with trace of luster, light sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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

to right, mintmark to S to left, NGC MS 63. Cal-784. 3.34 grams. Very broad flan with choice full inner details (shield and cross), also

3. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, much crown and legend, much luster. NGC #5910202-001. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

mintmark S to left. Cal-196. 3.35 grams. Broad-flan AU+ with choice full details and attractive color, tiny bit of doubling, minor flat spot near edge. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

7. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip

II, 1595 date to right (assayer B to left not visible), NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census. Cal-794. 3.38

grams. Bold strike with choice full cross and 100% full date, small thick flan, light luster, the better (by three grades) of just two in the NGC census. NGC #4916851-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Philip II or III 8. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II or III, assayer B, OMNIVM in legend. Cal-1050.

6.74 grams. Choice specimen with full and bold shield and cross, bold S-B above clear OMNIVM (Philip’s way of saying he was king of everything), AU- with sediment in crevices, tiny edge-split, two tiny old marks in center of cross. Note Calicó says this issue could have been made under Philip II but without ordinal in legend it is impossible to know for sure. Pedigreed to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #73. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Philip III 9. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, 1611B. Cal-1060. 6.65 grams. Broad-flan XF with bold

full S-B, full crown, clear date above full but partially flat cross-and-tressure, a few light (old) scratches, some light red toning. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

10. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer V (1611-15). Cal-Type 197. 6.72 grams. XF with light diagonal flat streak, dark orange sediment on fields, clear assayer. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

11. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer P below mintmark oT to left. Cal-Type

Small, thick flan with bold full shield (oversized, with scratch), slightly off-center cross, small cuts and solder-mark on edge from jewelry mounting, lightly toned XF, scarce type. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

200. 6.66 grams.

12. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer not visible. Cal-Type 186. 3.39 grams. Choice

full cross (slightly off-center), some crown and shield, small-flan XF with crude peripheries. Estimate: $600-$900.

Philip III or IV 13. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III or IV, 162(0-4), assayer G. Cal-Type 197 or 388. 6.69

grams. Lustrous AU- with bold, nearly complete shield, clear mintmark and assayer, full cross (a bit offcenter) with clear REX and bottom of 162 of date, small edge-split. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

14. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III or IV, assayer not visible. Cal-Type 197 or 388. 6.31

grams. XF with thick (dark orange) encrustation in crevices, off-center shield, full but partially flat cross,

small part of edge slightly bent. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Philip IV

15. Madrid, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Philip IV, 1642B, retrograde 4 in date, no stops in obverse legend, rare, NGC MS 65, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-1910. 27.01 grams. Exceptional grade for a cob (none graded higher for any date or mint for this type), with choice full inner details and crown as well as some legend (including date, which shows a clearly retrograde 4, per Tauler #18a) on a broad, round flan that extends past the outer border in places, attractively lustrous, with only a hint of doubling on the cross side, very bold and lovely all over, and decidedly rare with a catalog value of 20,000 Euros. NGC #4916846-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

16. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip IV, 1624G, rare (unlisted), NGC AU 55, finest and only

example in NGC census. Cal-Type 370. 3.20 grams. Very choice full cross-and-tressure, full shield with king’s ordinal IIII in legend, crude but certain bottom half of date that must be quite rare as even the assayer is unlisted for this denomination in Calicó. NGC #4660863-005. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Charles II 17. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible, NGC XF details / scratches. Cal-Type 181; KM-61.2; Fr-217. Typically very crude with much flatness and very heavy details, also with interior flan-crack and light scratches all over, most of the cross and shield nevertheless bold. NGC #4678276-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

18. Madrid, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Charles II, 1690, very rare (unlisted). Cal-Type 128. 3.41 grams. Bold

date above off-center cross (first example we have heard of ), nicely centered full cross, VF with dark sediment in crevices. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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Gold Cobs of the New World Mexico City, Mexico

19. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer not visible (L), jeweled cross, denomination IIIV facing outward, NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-M29; Cal-Type 178; KM-56. 27.02 grams. Interesting squarish shape with natural half-moon indentation at bottom, the shield almost full but off-center with full (error) denomination to right as a result, also full cross but with flat and beveled (as made) peripheries, nice yellow color with somewhat frosty fields, tiny edge-split. NGC #4822291-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

20. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, Philip V, assayer J below mintmark oXM (1708?), NGC AU 53. S-M30; Cal-Type 292; KM57.1. 26.86 grams. Choice full box-end cross and bold full shield with clear assayer J (hence limited to the dates 1706-10, but possible die-match

with known 1708s), with typically flat and beveled edges (as made), trace of toning in crevices. NGC #5908041-001. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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21. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos Royal (galano), 1713J, extremely rare, NGC MS 66, finest and only example graded by NGC, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-M30; Cal-2194; KM-R57.1. 27.03 grams. From the 1715 Fleet (Corrigan’s site), pictured on the cover of the November-December 1998 issue of Treasure Quest, with Fisher photo-certificate #42933, ex-Rudman. NGC #5909759-001. Estimate: $300,000-up.

Without question, the pinnacle of Spanish colonial coinage is the Mexican 8 escudos Royal (galano), a coin so large and beautiful and perfect as to be considered among the most desirable gold coins in the world. These 8 escudos Royals are quite rare, currently represented by just over 40 specimens across about a dozen1 dates within the 53-year span in which Mexico made gold cobs (1680-1732). There is no mistaking these special coins; while some regular cob issues come close (normally they are chunky and misshapen) and even some regular-planchet issues were struck with Royal dies (arguably trial or test strikes), only true Royals are perfectly round and evenly struck on planchets of uniform thickness, not to mention that they were generally struck with obverse and reverse in medallic alignment (the present specimen actually rotated 90 degrees, but still oriented with cross aligned). These are formal presentation pieces, to be sure, but the exact purpose of Royals remains unknown, the details behind their commission apparently missing in archival records beyond simple line-item figures labeled “galanos.” While some dates of 8 escudos Royals today are represented by multiple specimens (the most abundant being 1702, 1711 and 1714) others are extremely rare or even unique. The date 1713 is in fact among the rarest, with only two known, the specimen offered here being the finer of the two and the only one graded by NGC. In terms of condition and quality of strike, we feel it is also among the finest of all the known dates. Like the majority of known 8 escudos Royals, this coin was recovered from the wreckage of the Spanish Plate Fleet of 1715, eleven ships sunk on the reefs off the east coast of Florida in a hurricane in July 1715. It was actually two fleets, the combined Tierra Firme Fleet coming from Cartagena loaded with Peruvian and Colombian treasures, and the New Spain Fleet coming from Mexico with freshly minted coins and Asian jewels from the Manila Galleon trade, united in Havana for the northeasterly trip back to Spain. What had been an annual system of shipping to and from the New World was delayed for many years by the War of Spanish Succession after Charles II’s death in 1700, causing the treasure to pile up in Mexico and Colombia. Spain desperately needed this wealth back home and could not wait for the Fleet to delay any longer when it finally left Havana in July, evidently right into the path of a hurricane. There were many survivors, who encamped on the shores opposite the wrecks, and Spain was able to organize some salvage, only to experience their other nemesis when pirates absconded with much of the recovered treasure. It is impossible to say how much of the 1715 Fleet treasure was saved in its time, or even how much was on board (as contraband could account for perhaps double the amount on the manifest); suffice to say the currently eight known wrecksites (some of which may be parts of the same ship) from present-day Melbourne down to Stuart (aptly called the “Treasure Coast”) have kept divers and beachcombers busy since at least the early 1960s, when Kip Wagner and the Real Eight Co. began organized salvage and instituted a State lease system that is still in place today. The first Royals, in fact, were found by Real Eight and offered at auction as early as 1964. The coin we are offering here was recovered in August 1998, the find of a lifetime for diver Clyde Kuntz of the salvage vessel Bookmaker (captained by Greg Bounds), under a lease held by the Mel Fisher company2, whose photo-certificate (“GRADE: One ++”) accompanies the coin. According to the November-December 1998 issue of Treasure Quest magazine, the cover of which features a photo of this coin, Clyde was working the “Corrigan’s” site3, about five miles north of Vero Beach, when on the same day he found both this coin and another 8 escudos Royal dated 1698 (currently unique) that is now permanently housed in the State of Florida collection. The biggest single find of Royals came in the 2015 diving season, in which a staggering ten pieces (dated 1711, 1712 and 1715) were recovered under leases held by Queens Jewels, LLC (the current owner of the 1715-Fleet site leases). Subsequently, we appraised those coins for millions of dollars for Queens Jewels and the State of Florida, which gets a 20% cut of all finds. 1 As the table at the end of this article shows, only twelve dates are confirmed, with one more mentioned in references. 2 Mel Fisher had worked with Real Eight from 1963 to 1972 and then moved to Key West to pursue salvage on the 1622 Fleet (Atocha and Santa Margarita). Real Eight maintained the 1715-Fleet leases until abandoning them in 1977. Mel Fisher resumed salvage on the 1715 Fleet in 1979. In 2010, Mel Fisher’s family sold the leases to Queens Jewels LLC, which manages salvage there today. 3 The wrecksites of the 1715 Fleet are referred to by nicknames as opposed to the actual names of the ships themselves, because in most cases it is uncertain where each of the ships sank. “Corrigan’s” is named after 1950s beachcomber Hugh Corrigan, whose house fronted that stretch of beach.

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The only other known 1713 example4, reportedly found on the beach in the 1980s, made headlines in 1985 when it was sold at the January F.U.N. auction (Kurt Krueger) in Florida. The same coin sold in Switzerland in 1991 as part of the Emilio Ortiz collection. According to census information, that coin has not been graded, but we note that it was struck on a smaller flan (also slightly lower weight, at 26.84 grams) with slightly fewer peripheral details than the piece we offer here. While any one of the Royals is a joy to behold, with full and well-struck details on big, round flans, in our 2015 appraisal we noted that there is actually a good bit of difference in quality (strike and condition) between all the known specimens, even within the same date, in addition to the differences in rarity. Anyone who has ever attempted striking a coin by hand knows that making coins like these requires great strength and dexterity. Hitting on dead center with full pressure on the entire canvas—without bouncing the hammer—is easier said than done. It is no exaggeration to say that a well-struck handmade coin demonstrates a level of skill far greater than what is required to make a beautiful milled coin. In fact, at least one researcher asserts instead that Mexican Royals must have been struck with a screw-press instead, using multiple pressings to achieve such completeness of detail. Also consider the dies: Each Royal die was specially prepared with as much care and aesthetics as the mint could muster, using the same punches available for regular issues but with greater attention paid to concatenation and placement, usually allowing for more ornamentation in the legends and around the inner details. The 1713 issue, for example, has strange X-shaped flowers that appear both as stops in the legend and as space-fillers in the four “corners” of the shield (an aspect of this date only). Presumably important and wealthy people (some would say the King himself ) were depending on the mint to make these jewels as near to perfect as possible. The twelve or thirteen known dates come in five basic types, most easily recognized by their styles of crosses: Plain Cross: 16955, 1698 Box-End Cross: 1702 Crosslet Cross: 1711, 1712, 1713 New Cross: 1714, 1715 New Cross with Bouquets6: 1717, 1718 (if it exists), 1723, 1728/5, 1729 It should be noted that regular-issue 8 escudos also use these styles, in addition to two more types (used concurrently with others) that at present are NOT represented by any Royals7: Jeweled Cross: 1680-1699 Ornate-Tressure Cross: 1711-1712 While each date within the Crosslet-Cross type of Royals dated 1711-1713 is slightly different in execution, the basic design did not change and in fact marks the end of a rustic style replaced in 1714 with a vastly sharper and more polished design, which some believe can be traced to the implementation of press-type machinery. These post-1713 issues are also generally on smaller, thicker flans. The 1713 we offer here—arguably finer than any of the known 1711’s and 1712’s and easily superior to the other known 1713—therefore represents the final perfection of the rustic style of the Crosslet-Cross type. Of course the complete lack of wear is a factor, but there is more to it than that: This coin is just SO WELL STRUCK that it glistens from every angle, its color changing from yellow to gold as it turns in the light, the exceptionally deep and skillful strike making sharp peaks out of every design element, with near-perfect centering (especially the obverse) and no doubling or weakness anywhere, all on a huge and essentially flawless flan that extends beyond the outer border of dots. This is best appreciated in hand, or at least in video, where movement reveals the flash of luster that so distinguishes this coin. Just as it has been up till now (in the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet), such a perfect specimen will be at home in any of the best coin collections currently being formed around the world, whether focused on colonials, U.S., world or even shipwreck. Mexican 8 escudos as a type are so rare that we have never offered one in our auctions before, and we are honored that our first is indeed one of the most beautiful coins we have ever offered. It will be hard to match this rarity and perfection for a long time. 4 Amazingly, this other 1713 was struck from different dies from the present coin. In fact, most if not all of the non-unique dates exhibit multiple dies. Our theory is that the amount of striking pressure required to properly make these big coins with full and bold details caused the dies to break after only a few strikes, and probably there were lots of failed attempts that were just re-melted. While it seems like a waste of resources to make fresh dies to net just a few coins (or less!), consider that these were special issues commissioned by or for wealthy dignitaries who could afford the extra expense and didn’t need lots of coins. 5 The single-known specimen of the date 1695, originally sold in the Ubilla-Echevez auction by Christensen in 1967, set a record in 2009 for the most ever paid for a Spanish American gold coin at close to $600,000. 6 The “bouquets” are floral-bouquet ornaments in the dimples of the tressures and appear only on Royals. They are not the same as the “daggers” in the same positions on the New Cross issues of 1714 and 1715. 7 Researcher Philip Flemming points out that the Plain Cross was “aesthetically a better choice” for Royals than the Jeweled Cross, but why the Ornate-Tressure Cross was not used on Royals is a mystery (December 2016 issue of the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association’s Journal).

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Updated Census of Known Mexican 8 Escudos Royals by Date8

Date 1695 1698 1702 1711 1712 1713 1714 1715 1717 1718 1723 1728/5 1729

King Charles II Charles II Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V Philip V/Louis I Philip V

Assayer L L J J J J J J J J J D R

Quantity known 1 1 7 8 4 2 9 5 1 0 1 1 1

8 This table is adapted from Kent Ponterio’s preface to Ponterio and Associates’ Auction #108 on April 7-8, 2000. Kent listed only publicly known examples, with detailed information of their appearances. Our only updates to Kent’s work are the addition of ten 8 escudos Royals found in 2015 (seven 1711s, two 1712s and one 1715) and a correction to the 1728 (now recognized as 1728/5 and PHILIPPVS/LVDOVICVS). Spanish references by Calicó (Numismática española [2020] and La Onza [2004]) and Tauler (Oro Macuquino [2011]) do list the date 1718, but without photos or any other information. The whereabouts of any specimen(s) is unknown to us, so for now we treat it as quantity 0.

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22. Mexico City, Mexico,

cob 8 escudos, 1714J, Royal dies on both sides (very rare), NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-M30;

Cal-unl; KM-unl. 26.90 grams. Beau-

tifully toned surfaces with supersharp details all over, clearly a Royal (galano) in design but on an incomplete cob flan (hence much of the legends are truncated), the “Royal Dies” type mentioned on the label but not specified in the census (where this coin sits alone atop the “regular” 1714 issues). The 8 escudos of this year are rich with varieties, which researcher Phil Flemming attributes to diefailure after aborting an apparent decision to move the date to the reverse (the so-called “GRAT variety” for the fact that GRAT appears in the usual place for a date on the obverse) to start that year’s production. Skipping some intermediate varieties, eventually the mint had to rely on Royal dies for regular production, just the obverse at first (as some coins are known with Royal-die obverse but regular reverse) and then the reverse as well. These Royal dies are quite distinct from regular dies, as they show four-petal rosettes for stops in the legends and above and below the oMJ and denomination VIII, plus daggerlike ornaments in the dimples of the tressure around the cross, in addition to a finer overall style of shield and cross (for example, the tressure itself has texture). Only five examples of this variety are known, and it is missing in the State of Florida collection. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5906664001. Estimate: $35,000-up.

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23. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escu-

dos, 1714J, NGC UNC details / rim filing, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

S-M30; Cal-2213; KM-57.2. 27.08 grams. Bold full cross, shield, date and oMJ (what more could you ask for?), with edges typically flat/ beveled (as made), a few marks here and there but otherwise impressive. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 151 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #3 and photo-certificate. NGC #5906068-001. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

24. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escu-

dos, 1715J, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-M30; Cal-

Choice surfaces with soft matte appearance, bold full date, oMJ, crown, cross and shield (with minor flat streak), typical beveling and flatness at very edge, tied with five others for second finest in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet, with Daniel Frank Sedwick letter of authenticity from 1996. NGC #5908464-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

2214; KM-57.2. 26.92 grams.

25. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 es-

cudos, 1715J, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Pullin, Sedwick Plate Coin. S-M30;

Squarish flan with the sharpest and boldest date and oMJ imaginable, full shield, very choice full cross, good luster and exceptional grade for the date (tied with two others for finest in NGC census), hand-selected by Frank Sedwick after its recovery in the 1980s for inclusion in the first three editions of The Practical Book of Cobs. From the 1715 Fleet, Plate Coin in the first three editions of our Practical Book of Cobs (1st ed [1987], p. 64; 2nd ed [1990], p. 81; 3rd ed [1995], p. 106), also pedigreed to the John Pullin collection (stated on label), with Sedwick photo-certificate. NGC #5705323001. Estimate: $20,000-up.

Cal-2030; KM-55.2. 13.26 grams.

26. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, 1703(?)L, very rare, ex-1715 Fleet

“Tricentennial Hoard.” S-M29a; Cal-1728; KM-51.1. 2.28 grams. Full oXML with clear (1)70 of

date showing the curved bottom of the final digit (can only be 3 or 5), most of cross and some shield, oddly thin and underweight flan (must have been clipped in the 1700s), AU for wear. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Queens Jewels LLC “Tricentennial Hoard” tags (plastic and paper) and photo-certificate #79118 (date not stated). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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27. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (171)4J, NGC MS 61, ex-1715 Fleet, 2015 Douglass Beach Find (designated on label). S-M30; Cal-1739; KM-51.2. 3.40 grams. Bold mintmark below 4 of date, well-detailed (and nearly full) shield, very off-center

cross with about 30% of that side blank as outside the design, some encrustation and minor dark staining. From the 1715 Fleet (2015 Douglass Beach Find). NGC #4469167001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Lima, Peru 28. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1697H,

variety without dots in PVA, very rare, NGC AU 50. S-L25; Cal-970; KM-26.2. 26.86

grams. Broad, round flan with full legends and

inner details housing contrasting sediment in crevices, light wear and a couple weak spots but well struck overall (no doubling), one of only two in the NGC census (the other at MS 62 sold in out Auction 22 for over $38,000). NGC #5900082-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

29. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1700H,

NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25; Cal-973; KM-26.2. 26.97

grams. Bold and crisp central details emanating from smooth, lustrous surfaces (finest of four in the NGC census), also much legend, the pillars side slightly off center and with a trace of doubling, small spot of red toning, scarce Charles II type. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Heritage auction of April 2006. NGC #5900064-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

30. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1702H, rare, NGC AU 58.

S-L25a;

Broad flan with nearly full legends, bold full crosslions-castles and pillars-and-waves (the latter with traces of doubling), some luster, early Philip V issue, variety with cross-side legend ending in HISPAN (Tauler #217). Pedigreed to the Numismatic Ars Classica auction #22 of March 2002. NGC #5900082-002. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Cal-2109; KM-38.1. 26.75 grams.

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31. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1703H, rare, NGC AU 55, ex1715 Fleet (designated on special label) S-L25a; KM-38.1; Cal-2110. 26.91

grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves (the

date very deeply struck) with full but doubled crown above, choice full crosslions-castles with all letters of legend readable on that side (particularly the king’s ordinal V), variety with legend ending in HISPAN legend variety (Tauler #219a), light yellow color and lustrous, one of only three graded by NGC. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #1884764-001. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

32. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1704H, rare, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-38.1; Cal-2111. 26.95 grams.

Top grade for this rare early date, boldly struck with choice full legends and inner details, no doubling, well-centered cross, variety with cross-side legend ending in HISPA (Tauler #222a). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-002. Estimate: $12,500-$2,000.

33. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1705H, rare, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-38.1; Cal-2112. 26.90 grams.

Bold full pillars-and-waves and crosslions-castles with much legend, nice red toning over muted luster, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. Interestingly, the legend reads ISPANIAR (lacking the first letter H), the only known variety for this date (Tauler #224). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-003. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

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34. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1707H, rare, NGC MS 63 (“top pop�), ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-38.1; Cal-2113.

26.94 grams. Gorgeous yellow color and soft

matte texture, also choice (well-centered) strike on a broad flan with much legend, variety with cross-side legend ending in ISPANIAR (Tauler #226), tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-004. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

35. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1708H, NGC AU 55, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a;

Bold full cross-lions-castles, nice full pillars-andwaves and crown, much legend, some red and gray sediment on fields, variety with legend ending in ISPANIA (Tauler #231). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-005. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

KM-38.1; Cal-2114. 26.94 grams.

36. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1708H, NGC AU 50, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a;

Good full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, also full legends and crown, variety with cross-side legend ending in ISPANIAR (Tauler #230), traces of encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, with original plastic and paper tags and photocertificate #80358 from Queens Jewels LLC. NGC #5907926-002. Estimate: $7,000$10,000.

KM-38.1; Cal-2114. 26.75 grams.

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37. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1709M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L28; KM-38.1; Cal-2116. 26.89

grams. Choice, full and well-centered cross-lions-castles and pillars-andwaves with nearly full legends, nice even strike and attractive gold color, hint of luster, in fact tied with two others for finest known in NGC census but still undergraded, in our opinion, variety with cross-side legend ending in HISPANIA (Tauler #234). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-006. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

38. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1712M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). S-L28;

KM-38.2; Cal-2120. 26.80 grams. Very lustrous (should be at least MS 64, in our opinion) and with bold full cross-lions-castles (slightly off-center), double-struck pillars-and-waves with very bold full second date in legend despite being on a smallish flan, variety with cross-side legend ending in HISPANIAR (Tauler #240). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5908626-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

39. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1712M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Jones (Plate and Cover Coin). S-L28; KM-38.2; Cal-2120. 26.84

grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and

full cross-lion-castles on a broad flan with much legend, light sediment on surfaces (no luster), clear second date in legend with crown punched over final digit. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on front cover and pages 160-1 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), also front cover and page 502 of his book Colonial History in Your Hands (2020), and to our Auction 13, with original lot-tag #28 and photo-certificate. NGC #5906068-002. Estimate: $10,000$15,000.

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40. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1713/2M, NGC MS 63, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label).

S-L28; KM-unl; Cal-2121. 26.91 grams.

Choice, deep and well-centered strike with full inner details and nearly full legends, including second date 713/2 (both overdates very clear), cross-side legend ending in HISPANIAR (Tauler #244c), light luster, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900064-007. Estimate: $12,500$20,000.

41. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos,

1714/3M, rare, NGC MS 62 (“top pop”), Tauler Plate Coin. S-L28; KM-

unl; Cal-2123. 26.87 grams. Bold full pillars-

and-waves and cross-lions-castles (well centered), both dates full with clear overdates, nice red toning. The NGC census shows only one coin for clean-date 1714 (this coin, as they missed the overdate) and two for 1714/3, the better of which would be a tie with the present coin for finest. Pedigreed to the UBS auction #70 of March 2007, and Plate Coin #247 on page 504 of Tauler’s Oro Macuquino (2011). NGC #5900082-003. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

42. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, Philip V, 1736N. S-L29; KM-38.2; Cal-2151. 26.87 grams. Good

full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, nice XF with light toning in crevices, mount removed on edge at top of cross. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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43. Lima, Peru, cob 8 Escudos, 1739V. S-L30;

Choice full cross, full pillars with two dates (legend date in two digits, per Tauler #324b), XF on a thick round flan with mount removed on edge at top of cross. Pedigreed to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #21. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

KM-unl; Cal-2156. 27.05 grams.

44. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1700H, Charles II, rare,

NGC UNC details / edge filing, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25; KM-25; Cal-930. 13.46 grams. Small, round

flan with bold full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves but practically no legends, all inner details sharp and well centered, even somewhat lustrous with a few areas of reddish toning, small scrape to left of cross but otherwise we do not see any “edge filing” as described on the label. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the UBS auction #43 of September 1997. NGC #5900075-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

45. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1702H, very rare, NGC AU 55 (“top pop”). S-L25a; KM-37; Cal-1998. 13.40

grams. Broad flan with choice full cross-lions-castles, much legend outside full pillars-and-waves with weak but certain final digit of date, light reddish toning on fields, one of only two in the NGC census (both AU 55). With photo-certificate from Philip Flemming that says “very likely came from a wreck of the 1715 Fleet, though details of its salvage are not recorded.” NGC #4431490-001. Estimate: $12,500-$20,000.

46. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1708H, very rare (possibly unique), NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), Tauler Plate Coin. S-L25a; KM-unl; Cal-

2002. 13.40 grams. Perfectly round flan with choice, full and well-centered cross-lions-castles, the pillars bold and full but slightly off-center, traces of dark sediment here and there, very light reddish toning all over. This is the only specimen we have been able to trace (missing in the State of Florida collection). From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Stack’s-Bowers auction of August 2009 (ANA), and Plate Coin #96 on page 392 of Tauler’s Oro Macuquino (2011). NGC #5900075-002. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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47. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1712M, NGC MS 63 (“top pop”), ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), Tauler Plate Coin. S-L28; KM-37; Cal-2006. 13.43 grams. Broad flan with superb full cross-lions-castles and bold but offcenter pillars-and-waves, all very crisply detailed (conservatively graded, in our opinion), tied with one other for finest known in NGC census, scarce date. From the 1715 Fleet, Plate Coin #100 on page 392 of Tauler’s Oro Macuquino (2011). NGC #5900075-001. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

48. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1697/6H. S-L25; KM-unl; Cal-Type 146 (overdate unl). 6.53 grams. Polished (ex-jewelry) VF with bold full cross

and pillars (clear overdate), much legend, contrasting black sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Jesus Vico auction of March 2018 (lot #972). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

50. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1707H, ISPANIA (no H), very rare, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-36 for type; Cal-1824.

6.69 grams. Bold full king’s name outside full cross (in addition to clear bottom of D.G. IS[PANIA] for the variety), full pillars-and-waves with clear date on other side, sediment in crevices, finest of just three of this date at NGC and only the second we have ever seen. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Aureo auction of May 1996. NGC #5900075-004. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

49. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1705H, rare, NGC AU 58, ex1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-36; Cal-1822. 6.67 grams. Broad flan with full legends, well-centered full cross-lions-

castles and pillars-and-waves, dark sediment in crevices (no luster). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5849238-006. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

51. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, very rare, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-36; Cal-1825. 6.72 grams. Very bold full pillars-and-waves, slightly off-center (full) cross, light reddish sediment on fields (no luster), interesting one-year variety with crown above cross (Tauler #246). From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900075-005. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

52. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1710H, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L25a; KM-36; Cal-1828. 6.76 grams. Deep, bold strike on broad flan

that extends beyond the (doubled) design at the top of the pillars side, full and bold pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, just the 7 of the second date in the legend visible, exceptional grade. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900075-006. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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56. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1712M, very rare, NGC MS 53. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 65, ex-1715 62, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet

Fleet (“Tricentennial Hoard” or “300th Anniversary Find,” designated on special label). S-L28; KM-36; Cal-1829. 6.68 grams.

(designated on special label).

S-L28; KM-36; Cal-1830. 6.69 grams.

Choice, full and bold cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, lustrous and sharp, surprisingly rare since the higher denominations of this date are well represented. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900075-008. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Broad flan with choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (both well centered), lustrous and sharp, in fact tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. From the 1715 Fleet (“Tricentennial Hoard”), with original plastic and paper tags and photo-certificate #78232 from Queens Jewels LLC. NGC #5907926-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Cuzco, Peru

57. Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, small flan, NGC

MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-CZ1; KM-28; Cal-855. 6.72 grams. Choice luster for

the grade with sharp details, off-center strike on a small, thick flan (“Bogotá cut”). From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 200 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020) and on page 501 of his book Colonial History in Your Hands (2020), and to our Auction 9, with original lot-tag #31 and Sedwick photo-certificate from 2007 plus Sinclair photo-certificate #1667. NGC #5906068-003. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

54. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, NGC MS 64, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-L28; KM-36; Cal-1829. 6.72 grams. Full and well-centered cross-lions-castles, bold full pillars-andwaves, deep gold color with muted luster. From the 1715 Fleet. NGC #5900075-007. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

Cartagena, Colombia

55. Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1711M, ex-1715 Fleet. S-L28;

KM-36; Cal-1829. 6.72 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lionscastles, UNC details with light marks on edge from jewelry mounting. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction 16 (lot #44). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

58. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1631E, mintmarkassayer to left, NGC AU 55, finest known in NGC census, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Restrepo-M52.15; Cal-1759; S-C7; KM-unl (4.6 for

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Very choice full shield with bold denomination •II• vertically to right, off-center cross with clear bottom half of date and all of final digit 1 (rotated slightly clockwise), variety with dots inside and +’s outside the tressure, orange sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 198 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stack’s Bowers auction of March 2011 (lot 10091). NGC #5906082-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

type). 6.70 grams.


Bogotá, Colombia 59. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos,

1750/49S, assayer S above denomination 8 to left, mintmark F-S to right, broad flan, rare, NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-M98.4 var;

S-B27a; Cal-801; KM-unl (26 for type). 26.94 grams.

Colombian cob 8E and 4E (which did not begin until very late under Philip V) seem to come either small or large, the latter like the present coin so large as to encompass the whole design (much like a Royal or galano), the cross side on this specimen being exceptionally full and bold with clear overdate (the shield side doubled but also full), with very light toning in crevices, light gouge next to one arm of cross. NGC #4756094-001. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

60. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer A 63. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer

below mintmark NR to left, with dots outside arms of cross (believed to be 1639 only, very rare). Restrepo-M50.16; S-B20; Cal-

not visible (G), NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). S-B23; KM-14.1. 6.64 grams. Bold full cross, choice full

XF with spots of sediment in crevices, odd-shaped flan with good full shield and cross, the latter with dots inside the tressure (resembling Cartagena issues), which Restrepo calls “1639?” and “one known,” although this is the second specimen we have handled (neither of which was the Restrepo coin). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

shield, parts of peripheries flat or crude, nice luster, distinctive type with small slashes from ends of cross to tressure (as aspect of assayer G). From the 1715 Fleet, with original plastic and paper tags and photocertificate #80283 from Queens Jewels LLC. NGC #5907926-003. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

61. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (16)48, assayer R

64. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, no assayer (Arce), ex-1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.67 grams.

Type 386; KM-4.1. 6.76 grams.

below denomination to right, rare. Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; Cal-1806;

Off-center cross with bold 170(?) of date, nice bold upper half of shield, AU+ with lots of encrustation on fields. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Bold date 48 outside full cross (the 8 made of two o’s), nice full shield (albeit doubled) with clear denomination and assayer to right, lightly red-toned XF, missing in Tauler. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. KM-unl (4.1 for type). 6.70 grams.

62. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R to right, mintmark NR to left (early 1650s), ex-Maravillas (1656). Restrepo-M50.25; S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.73 grams. Broad, odd-shaped

flan with nice full cross and shield (well detailed), AU+ with slightly crude edge (as made). From the Maravillas (1656), with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #PC5-2848, and pedigreed to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #33. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

65. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer not visible to right, mintmark F to left, NGC AU 58, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-B25b; KM-22. 6.71 grams. Bold •F• to left of shield,

full and well-centered bold cross, all with deep red toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 193 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Spink Smythe auction of May 2011, with original lot-tag #41. NGC #5906082-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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66. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 es-

cudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer not visible, NGC MS 61. KM-25; Fr-13. 6.67

grams. Bold S to left of choice upper half of shield (lions and castles transposed), also choice full cross (slightly off-center), some peripheral flatness but still lustrous and noticeably high grade. NGC #4678276-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

67. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo,

Ferdinand VI, assayer S to left, mintmark F(S) to right, PCGS XF45. S-B27a;

KM-28. 3.33 grams. Full crown above upper half of shield (lions and castles transposed) with bold •F• to right, bold full cross, light toning in crevices, partial date (1747?). PCGS #40467653. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Shipwreck Ingots Gold “Tumbaga Wreck,” sunk ca. 1528 off Grand Bahama Island 68. Gold “tumbaga” bar #M-1014, 310 grams, marked with six finenesses VI, two letters B (or R), and five partial tax stamps, cut at one end, ex-”Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), García-Barneche Cover and Plate, ex-Jones (Plate Piece). 9”

x 1” x 1/4”. The unidentified Spanish wreck known as the “Tumbaga Wreck,” salvaged in 1993 off Grand Bahama Island, yielded the world’s only known examples of ingots made from native artifacts in mixed silver, copper and gold, and while the silver ingots are now fairly well cataloged and traced to the Tarascan culture in Michoacán, Mexico, the gold ingots are still a bit of a mystery, mostly because there are too few to study. There seems to be some evidence the gold bars were cast in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), but their finenesses do not follow any pattern, the present ingot being marked 6K but probably more like 7K-10K in actuality. In fact this ingot is similar to the well-known “finger bars” of almost a century later from the Atocha (1622), the metal poured into a crude, natural, slightly bent “strap” with rounded sides and ends but one end clipped off, either to test the fineness or to make an “oro corriente” piece. About halfway down the length there is a natural void in the edge. Everywhere else on the top you see alternating markings, with attractive reddish-gray patina throughout, again like the later pieces that were clearly made to be broken up into coin-sized pieces, each with enough of a marking to prove official manufacture (and thus taxation). It is fitting that such an interesting piece ended up in Peter Jones’ collection, adding to its already lengthy pedigree. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), pictured on the cover and on p. 66 of Agustín García-Barneche›s The “Tumbaga” Saga (2nd ed, 2018), also pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on pages 36, 38 and 215 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 10 (lot #242) and to the Christie’s auction of June 1993 (lot #296), and featured (as a drawing) on p. 28 of Craig and Richards’ book Spanish Treasure Bars (2003). Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique, east of Africa

69. Hammered gold nugget, 19.0 grams, ex-Espadarte 70. Small gold “drop,” 4.75 grams, ex-Espadarte (1558).

(1558), ex-Jones (Plate Piece). About 3/4” in diameter and 1/4” thick. A flattened sphere of high-grade gold with natural void in part

of edge but otherwise fully round and thick, the flattened surfaces smooth and clean, one of many coin-like pieces found on this wreck that were undoubtedly a form of currency in their time. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas certificate #IDM-002/02/1004, pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 31 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 6 (lot #1621). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

About 1/2” in diameter and 1/8” thick. A cute little “drop” of poured gold with broken off “neck,” most likely designed to be tradable as a makeshift “coin” (1 escudo?), with light gray surface patina throughout. Note: The listing in our Auction 1 stated the wrong weight for this piece. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas photo- certificate (as “Fort San Sebastian Wreck”) and tag #IDM-006/02/0987, and pedigreed to our Auction 1, with original lot-tag #47. Estimate: $500-$750.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

71. Gold “finger” (“church”) bar #82A-9, 664 grams, stamped with fineness XXIII: (2350/2400) and weight “144-2”

scratched on surface, ex-Atocha (1622). 5-1/4” x 1” x 1/2”. Among the earlier finds from the Atocha and Santa Margarita were some

high-purity bars like this one that lack any markings except fineness (always XXIII:) and scratched-in numbers—no tax stamps, no owner/ shipper marks, no assayer or mint/date cartouches, and also no assayer’s “bite.” Somewhere along the line it was postulated that these had to be “church” bars, as the wealth of the Catholic Church would not have been taxed, and since the bars were not for commerce, no assay was needed either. This theory may still be valid, but with some modification: The discovery of gold ingots belonging to South American missions among the salvaged items from the Luz wreck of 1752 point to the likelihood that these Atocha ingots were actually the property of missions as well. But the Luz ingots also helped to solve another mystery about these Atocha gold bars: The scratched-in numbers on both wrecks’ ingots in fact refer to weights in an antiquated system where the main unit known as a peso or castellano de oro (144 in this case) is equivalent to 4.6 grams and the secondary unit known as a tomín (2 in this case) is equivalent to 0.575 gram, giving a marked weight for this bar as 663.55 grams, matching the actual weight. (As an aside, the confusion of «peso» for a 1-oz [31-gram] unit has probably caused modern manifest researchers to over-estimate gold cargo values by a factor of six!) Like all such bars from this wreck, this piece is neatly cast in rich-colored gold with clear markings, also with small bubble-hole in top near one end. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #82A-3958 (TSI #82A-9). Estimate: $40,000-up.

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 72. Lot of 2.5 grams’ worth of natural gold flakes, ex-Santa Margarita (1622). Up to

1/4” each. Dozens of tiny, flat flakes in various sizes and shapes, some with whitish encrustation (as

found). From the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #86M124. Estimate: $500-$750.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

73. Gold disk, 216.4 grams, marked XIX• (19-1/4K), ex-1715 Fleet (Fisher certified). Approx. 2-1/2” in diameter A very rare solid small ingot, with bold fineness but no other markings, the top side very smooth but the bottom cratered from countless bubbles, one of which (in the center) was so big as to create a crackled hump on the smooth side, prompting it to be certified by the Mel Fisher company (amusingly) as a “sombrero disk.” Outstanding color (nice rich gold), compact in size but notably exactly the weight of eight 8-escudos coins. A unique opportunity to buy a certified disk-ingot from the 1715 Fleet, as not many bars and disks from the Fleet have been recovered. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Fisher photo-certificate #MF65-007. Estimate: $15,000-$22,500.

Non-Wreck 74. Large gold mineral specimen from a mine

in the Dominican Republic, 135.45 grams.

Roughly 1-1/2” x 1-1/4” x 3/4”. Dense and solid, with very little quartz matrix remaining, the surfaces quite rough and “crunchy,” impressive and somewhat rare to have been left intact. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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

75. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-87, 18.75 lb av, marked with fineness IUBIILXXV (1775/2400), plus serial number R LXXX and assayer YB13 and two partial tax stamps, ex-”Tumbaga Wreck,” ex-Treasures of the World. 14” x 4” x 1-1/2”. Rectangular

ingot with more-or-less smooth topside marked with a partial tax stamp near each end and serial and fineness all toward one end, also with rubbed-out former markings closer to the other end, inconspicuous assayer’s “bite” at one end, nicely toned silver color. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), with our original photo-certificate, pedigreed to the Bowers and Merena “Treasures of the World” auction (June 2002), lot #1007. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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76. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-99, 17.88 lb av, marked with fineness IUCXXV (1125/2400) and two partial tax stamps, ex”Tumbaga Wreck,” García-Barneche Plate, ex-Treasures of the World. 13” x 5-1/2” x 1”. Flat rectangular ingot that appears to have

been over-poured (top spilling over the sides of the mold), with lot of flowlines on otherwise smooth topside showing sharp and clear (but small) fineness marking near one end, partial circular tax stamps near either end, prominent diagonal assayer’s “bite” in one corner, attractively toned. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), with our original photo-certificate, and plated on p. 107 of Agustín Garcia-Barneche’s book The “Tumbaga” Saga (2nd ed., 2018), also pedigreed to the Bowers and Merena “Treasures of the World” auction (June 2002), lot #1008. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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77. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-134, 14.63 lb av, marked with fineness IUBLXXV (1575/2400), plus serial number R LXXX and one partial tax stamp, ex-”Tumbaga Wreck,” García-Barneche Plate, ex-Treasures of the World. 14” x 5-3/4” x 1/2”. A wide

and flat rectangular ingot with rough topside (as made), the slightly smoother bottom with markings for serial number and fineness both in a slick dark area near on end, the partial circular tax stamp near the other end, diagonal assayer’s “bite” in one corner, nicely toned all over. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), with our original photo-certificate, and plated on p. 113 of Agustín Garcia-Barneche’s book The “Tumbaga” Saga (2nd ed., 2018), and pedigreed to the Bowers and Merena “Treasures of the World” auction (June 2002), lot #1012. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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78. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-92, 8.07 lb av, marked with two finenesses IV II X L (1240/2400) and iVCCC L X (1360/2400),

plus serial number R C and assayer B~Vo and partial tax stamp, ex-”Tumbaga Wreck,” Garcia-Barneche Plate. 13-1/2” x 3-1/2”

x 1/2”. Long, flat rectangular bar with two sets of markings representing different assays (in two different time periods, manifest in Common Caroline and Roman Square fonts), both on the bottom (the top attractively rough from metal flow), with one to left of center and the other to right along with serial number and assayer, also with partial circular tax stamp near that end, crude diagonal assayer’s “bite” in corner at other end, mostly toned. From the “Tumbaga Wreck” (ca. 1528), with Sedwick photo-certificate and 1st edition of Agustín Garcia-Barneche’s book The “Tumbaga” Saga (2010), in which this bar is pictured on page 105. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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

79. Large silver “splash” ingot, 2477 grams, marked with fineness IIU CCC L X (2360/2400) and two crowned-C tax stamps, ex-”Golden Fleece Wreck.” Roughly 10-1/2” x 9” x 1/4”. A massive pancake of silver, with several “knobs” of different sizes on top

where the poured silver dripped as the ingot cooled, very bold full fineness marking near center and two COMPLETE circular tax stamps near edge, unevenly toned and with bends and stress-cracks, two inconspicuous assayer’s “bites” chipped from edge. From the “Golden Fleece Wreck” (ca. 1550), with Sedwick certificate “O” from 2007. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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80. Half-cut of a silver “splash” ingot, 1350 grams, marked with fineness IIU CCC L (2350/2400) and crowned-C tax stamp, ex-”Golden Fleece Wreck.” Roughly 6-1/2” x 3-3/4” x 1/2”. A neatly chiseled half-cut of a thick disk with somewhat dusty-looking

surfaces, the long fineness marking and circular tax stamp both somewhat obscure from light corrosion, with small patches of dark encrustation here and there. From the “Golden Fleece Wreck” (ca. 1550), with Sedwick certificate “#27” from 2004. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

81. Large silver “splash” ingot, 3186 grams, marked with tax stamp (crowned pillars, PLVS VLTRA and M with three o’s),

ex-Santo Domingo wreck. Roughly 9-1/2” x 8” x 1/2”. Thin pancake of silver with relatively smooth top surface showing an impressively bold and full circular tax stamp, the bottom quite rough, mostly darkly toned. From an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, with Sedwick photo-certificate from 2008. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

82. Large silver bar #799 from Potosí, 76 lb 3.84 oz troy, Class Factor 1.0, with markings of mine/date Po1622, manifest CCCXLVI (346), and fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by cartouche of assayer Mexía, tax stamps, and letter A (royal tax bar), ex-Atocha (1622). 13-3/4” x 4-3/4” x 3-1/4”. A very tidy bar with a plethora of important markings, most notably the full

mine/date Po1622 and circular tax stamps (six in all), the latter consisting of two different types: the usual castles-lions in shield with king’s name and ordinal in legend (significantly seen here with enough detail to note that the king’s name is rendered with Y’s, thus PHYLYPVS), and a smaller stamp with the king’s monogram with double-border legend (like a half real) with O above and S below and P to left (meaning unknown). The fineness and assayer cartouche are also reasonably clear, and the manifest number is typically bold, but also we see a very neat letter A (upside-down relative to the other markings), which has been shown to indicate a shipment specifically for the crown (tax proceeds, basically), in lieu of any owner/shipper marks. A smallish peanut-shaped double-scoop assayer’s “bite” is in the center, and in one corner is a contrived letter B (silvermaster’s mark). A very attractive bar overall, definitely one of the best to be found. (Special shipping required; pickup in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #799, plus manifest translation by Homer Lyon Jr, as well as the color brochure “The Atocha Treasure: A Legend Continues…” for the Caesars Palace (Las Vegas) auction of September 26, 1987 (although this bar does not appear to have been in that auction), also pedigreed to our Auction 4 (lot #154). Estimate: $30,000-up.

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83. Large silver bar #721 from Oruro, 85 lb 5.28 oz troy, Class Factor 0.8, marked with fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400), manifest IUXCVIII (1098), owner/shipper mark and tax stamps, with crossed-out prior owner/shipper marks, ex-Atocha (1622). 15-1/2” x 5-1/4” x 3”. A massive bar, rather boldly marked for a 0.8 Class Factor, with particularly strong manifest number in center

(strangely not in a straight line) above weaker but still-clear fineness, two old owner/shipper marks crossed out (one a diamond-topped TS and the other an A topped with an o) and replaced with a full and clear MB owner/shipper mark, small V (for silvermaster de Vreder) in one corner, large cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at one end, traces of circular tax stamps and what could be a mine/date cartouche also present but corroded. (Special shipping required; pickup in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #85A-S721. Estimate: $25,000-up.

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84. Silver bar #616 from Oruro, 43 lb 4.4 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9, with markings of manifest CXLIIIII (145), fineness 2380/2400, tax stamps and various owners/shippers (some crossed out), ex-Atocha (1622). 14” x 3-3/4” x 2-1/4”. An unusually small bar that is absolutely loaded with bold markings on top, including at least three crossed-out owner/shipper marks and two new ones (the usual MB and diamond-topped TS monograms), at least four clear circular tax stamps of different designs, the manifest number and fineness typically clear and with trace of assayer cartouche, prominent cylindrical assayer’s “bite” at one end, nicely toned all over and additionally desirable for its original plastic tag. (Special shipping required; pickup in person recommended.) From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #616, and pedigreed to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #218. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

85. Small silver “splash” ingot (contraband, no markings) in the form of a goldfish, 59.5 grams, ex-Concepción (1641). Roughly 2-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 1/8”.

A flat, natural puddle of silver (about the weight of two 8 reales) that happened to flow into what looks like a large goldfish cracker, one side smooth but the other rough and somewhat crystallized, toned here and there. From the Concepción (1641), with small certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

86. Small silver “splash” ingot (contraband, no markings), 68.5 grams, ex-Concepción (1641). Roughly 2-3/4” x 2” x 1/8”. Natural puddle of silver (flat) with rough bottom and smoother top showing flow lines, lightly toned and not too corroded. From the Concepción (1641), with small certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

87. Lot of two small silver “splash” ingots, 189 grams total, ex-1733 Fleet. Each about 2-1/2” x 2” x 1/8”. Two flat puddles of silver

with strong flow lines, nice toning and light encrustation, one with interesting natural bubble-void. From the 1733 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #218. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

89. Neatly formed silver 90. Neatly formed silver in-

ingot, 1372 grams, about got, 1066 grams, about 98.5% 98.5% fine, no stamps vis- fine, no stamps visible, exible, ex-Bredenhof (1753). Bredenhof (1753). 5-1/2” x

88. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1941 grams, about 98.5%

fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, ex-Rooswijk (1739). 6-1/2” x 1-1/2”

x 1-1/4”. Typically very neatly cast in a perfectly rectangular mold with

one end left open, resulting in a deep cavity in that end (now harboring light orange encrustation) with small pieces chiseled off in its time to fine-tune the weight, one of the lateral sides graced at the other end with deeply stamped markings, smooth and corrosion-free surfaces throughout. From the Rooswijk (1739), with original plastic tag and certificate #RK04A0088 from the salvagers. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

6” x 1-1/2” x 1”. Heavily corroded and darkly toned and encrusted as found, yet recognizable in design and with no large pits. From the Bredenhof (1753), pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #219. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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1-1/2” x 1”. Darkly toned, with one

side nearly intact but the others heavily corroded and worn smooth deep into the original surfaces, traces of encrustation here and there. From the Bredenhof (1753), with original (generic) certificate from the salvors, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #220. Estimate: $900-$1,350.


Non-Wreck

91. Small silver “plata corriente” cut piece with partial tax

stamp visible, 26.58 grams (about the weight of an 8 reales), ex-Jones (Plate Piece). Roughly 1” x 5/8” x 3/8”. A small but rather

thick chunk (broken from the middle of a “splash” ingot) with distinct evidence of a circular tax stamp on one side, its details worn from use but clearly enough to allow the piece to circulate as a makeshift coin in its time. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 28 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #260. Estimate: $250-$375.

93. Lot of two silver “plata corriente” pieces, 54.81 grams total, no markings, each about the weight of an 8 reales, cut from “splash” ingots, ex-Jones (Plate Piece). Each about 1-1/2”

x 3/4” x 1/4”. Two rather rough cuts (one an edge-piece, the other interior) from a “splash” ingot, both fairly rectangular but probably meant to circulate as 8 reales, any markings formerly present now lost to corrosion. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 30 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and our Auction 4 (lot #152). Estimate: $250-$375.

92. Small silver “plata corriente” piece, 23.37 grams, no

markings. Roughly 1” x 7/8’ x 1/4”. Typical edge-cut of a thick “splash” ingot, clearly intended to circulate as coinage but any former markings now lost to corrosion and wear, with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $100-$150.

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

94. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), panel leaning left, HISPANIARVM, rare, ex-Jones. Nesmith-26

for type; Cal-Type 74; S-M4. 10.37 grams. Corrosion and horn silver on pillars side with some pristine surfaces and UNC details on shield side, bright and shiny from cleaning, an overall decent specimen of this most-likely late variety issue from this assayer. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

97. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith-50 for type; Cal-81; S-M5. 13.10 grams. Unusually broad flan with AU

details in some areas but not all due to uneven strike, overall a decent specimen. Estimate: $400-$600.

98. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

ries,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), ex-Jones.

95. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, motto PLVSVT in rounded panel, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

Difficult-to-find assayer and denomination combination, an example of an early type with a mixture of Gothic and crude lettering, dark gunmetal toning, shield side heavily corroded (pitted) but pillars side AU and clear details. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 56 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $400-$600.

Nesmith-unlisted; Cal-107; S-M1. 5.30 grams.

Nesmith-74 type; Cal-90; S-M7. 12.39 grams. Mostly

readable legends with choice AU details but light surface corrosion and flat toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

99. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M). Nesmith45b; Cal-112; S-M5. 5.99 grams. Some soft areas as from time underwater,

but choice AU details with dark toning, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

96. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-50e type; Cal-81; S-M5. 12.07 grams. Super

example for shipwreck salvage with minimal corrosion, full flan, AU grade with full legends and lovely inner details. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 216 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with Sedwick certificate from 2008. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas 100. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G

to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), ex-Eidel. Nesmith-50c; Cal-81; S-M5. 13.32 grams.

Very broad flan with mostly visible legends and interior details and much less corroded than most from this wreck, patchy dark toning. Pedigreed to the Charles Eidel collection (our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #227). Estimate: $350-$500.

Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 101. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), ex-Jones. Nesmith-74; Cal-90; S-M7. 8.52 grams.

Thin and underweight from corrosion but with recognizable details, nearly full legends, contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 15 of May 2014, with original lot-tag #266. Estimate: $350-$500.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 on the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar (east of Africa) 102. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D at 4 o’clock

outside tressure on reverse, NGC UNC details / cleaned. Cal-720. Choice full cross and shield and nearly full legends with luster and sharpness per the grade but all a bit silvery from requisite cleaning. NGC #5902958-009. Estimate: $400-$600.

“Rill Cove wreck,” sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England 103. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer F. S-M12a; KM-

44.1. 18.97 grams. Choice specimen despite light corrosion all over (also nicely toned), with excellent full shield and cross-lions-castles, the latter with “Type D” lions and fleur-de-lis stops in the legend indicative of early Philip III issues, confirmed on the obverse by ordinal II preceded by a figure-8 stop and followed by a third I punched over a figure-8 stop, hence an important transitional piece that is also somewhat rare. With generic certificate, pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Summer 2000, item #199. Estimate: $200-$300.

San Martín, sunk in 1618 off the east coast of Florida 104. Clump of two cob 8 reales (one Mexico, one Potosí), probably Philip III, assayers not visible, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). 17.25 grams. Like most coins

from this early wreck nestled between 1715-Fleet sites, the coins in this clump are both worn smooth, but each shows clear details (one with shield out and the other with cross out) and is nicely toned, solidly fused together as found. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 218 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with Sedwick certificate from 2003. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

105. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1607/GRATIA, as-

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

sayer not visible (F), rare, Grade 1. S-M15; KM-37.2; Cal-748. 14.12

grams. Very bold date with clear GRATIA underneath, most of shield

and cross despite flatness but practically no corrosion (in fact actually overweight), small edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate #136647. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

(curved leg), Grade 2. S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. 21.82 grams. Full but doubled shield with clear P-R, left half of cross nice but right half corroded, uneven flan and parts of edge crude, typically silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #214521. Estimate: $400-$600.

Lima

106. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 109. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade Torre, *-ii to left, P-oD to right, Atocha Research Collection coin #101. S-L4; KM-9; Cal-338. 6.37 grams. Choice and well-detailed

full shield and crown, the cross also full and nice but with hint of surface corrosion, some legend, steel-gray toning all over, desirable as among 237 special coins hand-picked from the finds in 1985. From the Atocha Research Collection (coin #101), with Fisher tag and photocertificate #236919. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1, ex-Hebert. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 26.62 grams. Impressively large, thick and uncorroded flan, with full (slightly doubled) shield and bold full cross-lions-castles with more depth of strike than usually seen (also somewhat concave). From the Hebert collection, with Fisher/Miguel tag and photo-certificate #H891. Estimate: $600-$900.

Potosí 8R

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

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

(curved leg), Grade 2, ex-Sebring, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

1 (tag missing). S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 26.04 grams. Interestingly nearoctagonal shape, with good full cross and shield despite somewhat light strike, minimal surface corrosion, raised spot of metal (darker) near edge. With Fisher certificate #209415. Estimate: $600-$900.

S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. 25.83 grams. Good full cross and shield (the latter

with light surface corrosion), full P-R to left, very solid for the grade and with desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 219 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Thomas H. Sebring collection (American Numismatic Rarities auction of January 2004, with original lot-tag #1552, with Fisher certificate #174697 (tag missing). Estimate: $400-$600.

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

1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 25.25 grams. Good full shield and cross, more toned than most, light surface corrosion. With Fisher tag and certificate #213588 (assayer not listed on certificate). Estimate: $600-$900.

115. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)17M, no Grade on certificate (Grade-2 quality), ex-Malone. S-P19; KM-10; Cal-921.

22.74 grams. Bold full shield with clear assayer to left that looks like it could be M/Q, which would make it a mule with the visible 17 of date outside the bold but corroded and off-center cross, lightly toned. With original Mel Fisher photo-certificate #180214. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $400-$600.

112. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q,

Grade 1. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 26.38 grams. Very broad flan with some flat spots but otherwise good full shield and cross, clear assayer Q, virtually corrosion-free. With Fisher tag and certificate #158889. Estimate: $600-$900.

116. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1618PAL, rare, Grade 3.

S-P20; KM-10; Cal-922. 18.73 grams. Very bold full assayer and date (along with preceding ANOD) but with tangential part of flan lost to corrosion, still with most of shield and cross visible, nicely toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #176257. Estimate: $500-$750.

113. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, no Grade on certificate (Grade-1 quality).

S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916.

25.88 grams. Oddly exactly round flan with nice full shield and cross,

very light surface corrosion, silvery. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #156939. Estimate: $500-$750.

114. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 4. S-P18; KM-10; Cal-919. 14.70 grams. Heavily corroded and brightly polished yet with just enough shield-side details to make out the assayer. With Fisher plastic and cardstock tags and certificate #01A-62136. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

KM-10; Cal-927. 23.77 grams. Broad, round flan with good full cross (minor flat spots) and shield (lightly corroded), full tail of 9 of date. With Fisher tag and certificate #230964 and with Fisher appraisal for $2200. Estimate: $500-$750.

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

2. S-P21; KM-10. 20.87 grams. Bold full P+T and nearly full shield, full but corroded cross and also some edge-loss and edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate #215972. Estimate: $400-$600.

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119. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper

half of shield transposed, no Grade on certificate (Grade-1 or -2 quality). S-P21; KM-10. 25.35 grams. Bold full shield and with

124. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, ex-Hebert. KM-10. 24.18 grams. Broad flan with

120. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quad-

125. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 17.18 grams. Good cross and most of shield

glaring transposition error, clear P-T to left and denomination o-VIII to right, nice full cross (lightly struck), minimal surface corrosion and toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #105082. Estimate: $400-$600.

rants of cross transposed, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10. 17.77 grams. Full

tangential piece of edge lost to corrosion, otherwise nice with full shield and cross. From the Hebert collection, with Fisher/Miguel tag and photo-certificate #H1649. Estimate: $500-$750.

despite moderate to heavy corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #145461. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

shield with weak spot in center, also full but even weaker cross, surface corrosion and edge-loss per the Grade. With Fisher tag and certificate #137575 (assayer not listed on certificate). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

121. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quad- visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 16.41 grams. Full shield and cross (the lat-

rants of cross transposed, Grade 3.

ter slightly off-center), moderate surface corrosion, edge-split. With Fisher tag and certificate #144679. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P21; KM-10. 16.51 grams.

Bold full shield with P+T to left, corroded cross (some heavy pits), silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #199861. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

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

visible, Grade 3.

the shield side more heavily corroded but still rather solid for the Grade, toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #137069, pedigreed to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #358. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

4. S-P21; KM-10. 19.64 grams. Good full cross despite surface corrosion,

KM-10. 22.79 grams. Broad flan with good full cross-lions-castles, full shield, moderate surface corrosion and light toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #145355. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

visible, Grade 3.

KM-10. 14.76 grams. Full cross and shield despite moderate to heavy corrosion all over, lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #145380. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

129. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 15.56 grams. Nearly full cross and shield

despite moderate to heavy corrosion, some edge-loss, silvery. With Fisher tag and certificate #144721. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

130. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 21.59 grams. Good full cross and shield with light to moderate surface corrosion but some pitting and loss at edge, nicely toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #145850. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

visible, no Grade on certificate (Grade-1 quality).

KM-10.

25.69 grams. Choice full shield and cross, minimal surface corrosion,

slightly silvery. With Fisher tag and photo-certificate #116189. Estimate: $500-$750.

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131. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 12.00 grams. Nearly full shield despite sur-

face corrosion there, the cross side blank from heavy corrosion and loss. With Fisher tag and certificate #144700. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $350-$500.

132. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-10. 8.87 grams. Much edge-loss and pitting but with centers of shield and cross still in evidence, steel-gray toning all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #192761. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

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133. Promotional 375th anniversary presentation set consisting of one Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2, plus a two-ounce gold-plated silver plaque (rectangular) and eight-ounce silver (proof ) medal, all housed in a large, black leatherette case (limited edition #354 of 375 made). KM-10. Coin: 14.78 grams;

medal: 3-1/2” in diameter; plaque: 3-1/2” x 2”; case: 11-1/4” x 9” x 2”. Large promotional set issued in 1997 for the 375th anniversary of the sinking

of the Atocha, the coin with full (slightly doubled) cross and full shield despite moderate to heavy corrosion (silvery) and the other two items like new and made from silver (10 oz total) taken from a melted-down silver bar from the wreck. With Fisher certificate #88715. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Potosí 4R

134. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade

3. S-P21; KM-9. 12.98 grams. Grade-1 quality (near full weight and vir-

tually no corrosion), with full but off-center shield and cross, partial date (1)62(?), nicely toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #155910. Estimate: $400-$600.

135. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. KM-9. 13.36 grams. Bold full shield and cross-lions-

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castles, no corrosion, contrasting toning in crevices. With Fisher tag and certificate #155589. Estimate: $400-$600.


138. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, Grade 3. KM-9. 10.92 grams. Nearly full (oversized) and uncorroded shield, heavily corroded cross, light toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #129024. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $300-$450.

139. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not vis-

136. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer not ible, Grade 4. KM-9. 5.26 grams. Triangular flan due to edge-loss, also visible, Grade 2.

much surface corrosion but with shield and cross both still recognizable, darkly toned all over. With Fisher tag and certificate #176004. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

Very broad, thin flan with fine details indicative of an early issue (looks like 1st-period B, scarce thus), light surface corrosion and toning. With Fisher tag and certificate #149677 (erroneously attributed to Philip III). Estimate: $400-$600. KM-4.2. 10.90 grams.

Potosí 2R

140. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617(M), Grade 1. S-P19;

Choice specimen with full and bold date after REXA (and before a cross-fleury ornament) outside of full cross, bold mintmark above partial assayer (not mentioned on certificate) to left of superb full shield with full denomination ii to right, no corrosion, just lovely. With Fisher tag and certificate #222349. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

KM-9; Cal-773. 5.31 grams.

137. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not

visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade-2 quality (no Grade on certificate). KM-9. 12.65 grams. Minimal corrosion, good full shield and cross (the latter double-struck), lightly toned. With Fisher tag and certificate #162847. Estimate: $400-$600.

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

141. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1618)PAL (rare), ex-Gray.

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

Thin from corrosion but with full and clear assayer, full cross and shield, actually one of the best coins from this wreck, also with neat pedigree. With original Seahawk tag and certificate #91-1A-002507.0103, pedigreed to the Thomas Gray collection and formerly displayed at the ANA Money Museum’s “Treasures of the Deep” exhibit (2014-15), also pedigreed to our Auction 10, with original lot-tag #280 and to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #387. Estimate: $350-$500.

ible, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). KM-10. 17.14 grams. Fairly solid coin for this wreck, with good full shield, heavily corroded cross, spots of toning, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 221 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with original Seahawk tag and certificate #90-1A-558.0043. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-P20; KM-10; Cal-922. 13.93 grams.

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

146. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer 143. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1619/8D/F, Grade 1, rare, NGC shipwreck effect / São José, ex-Gray. S-M18; Cal-unl;

D/F (ca. 1618), NGC shipwreck effect / São José. S-M18; KM-unl

(37.2 for type); Cal-unl. Clear

oMD/F, nearly full shield and cross, some flatness but not much corrosion, edge-splits. With original (generic) certificate from the salvors. NGC #1973933-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-unl (44.3 for type). Very solid and bold for this wreck (probably close to full weight), with good full shield and cross enhanced by contrasting toning, clear oMD/F and bottoms of digits of date (not noted on label), denomination 8 to right, minor corrosion on edge only. With generic certificate from the salvors, pedigreed to the Thomas Gray collection and formerly displayed at the ANA Money Museum’s “Treasures of the Deep” exhibit (2014-15), also pedigreed to our Auction 10, with original lot-tag #288 and to our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #389. NGC #1973341-019. Estimate: $350-$500.

147. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

D, NGC shipwreck effect / São José. S-M18; KM-37.2. Choice full oMD and nice full shield (no corrosion on that side), good but corroded cross. With original (generic) certificate from the salvors. NGC #2314226-032. Estimate: $125-$200.

148. Set of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 and 4 reales, Philip III,

assayers not visible, both NGC shipwreck effect / São José, in wooden case. Box: 7-3/8” x 5-1/8” x 1-1/2”. Both coins moderately

144. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D/F (ca. 1618), Grade 2, NGC Shipwreck Effect / São José.

Bold oMD/F, most of shield and cross despite moderate surface corrosion, still appears to be solid overall (no toning). NGC #1973322-037. Estimate: $150-$225.

corroded but with full shields and crosses, also nicely toned (which is unusual for this wreck). With generic certificates from the salvors. NGC #2037427-005 and 3500465-103. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M18; Cal-903; KM-unl (44.3 for type).

149. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer M, NGC shipwreck effect / São José. S-P18; KM-9; Cal-771. Full shield, most

of cross (bold) despite light surface corrosion, full mintmark P, toned in crevices. With original (generic) certificate from the salvors. NGC #1974056-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

150. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 4 reales, Philip III or IV,

145. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)21D, rare, exJones (Plate Coin). S-M18; KM-44.3; Cal-908. 19.34 grams. Choice cross,

full but corroded shield, bottom of final digit of date followed by *, attractively toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 222 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with original Arqueonautas certificate (generic). Estimate: $175-$250.

NGC shipwreck effect / São José, housed in promotional wooden case printed with name of wreck. Box: 7-3/4” x 5-3/4” x

2”. Nearly full cross, off-center shield with clear Portuguese escutch-

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eon at top, peripherally flat (and with small edge-split) but not overly corroded. With generic certificate and information card from the salvors. NGC #1973935-004. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $125-$200.


Campen, sunk in 1627 off Isle of Wight, south of England 151. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1616, ex-Jones.

KM-17. 26.73 grams. Choice and lustrous example (AU details) with no corrosion, clear design elements, just a few scratches from salvage here and there. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #435 and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

152. Zeeland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, date not visible, halfway embedded in large ball of concreted debris. 703 grams, roughly 4”

x 3” x 3-1/2”. Massive, roundish concretion of orange and tan pebbly rock with half of the embedded coin completely exposed, showing choice surfaces and clear details (no corrosion) but its date hidden away inside the rock, quite a conversation piece, to be sure! With certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

153. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (162)4(D). S-M18a; 154. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1625/4(?), assayer KM-45; Cal-1303. 21.75 grams. Nearly full cross and shield, deeply toned,

moderately corroded all over but with a good amount of detail including the partial final digit of the date. Estimate: $150-$225.

D. S-M18a; KM-45; Cal-1304. 19.43 grams. Dark (typical for this wreck) with some corrosion, nearly complete shield, faint cross, and almost full date with the final digit’s distortion suggesting an overdate (5/4 being the most likely). Estimate: $150-$225.

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155. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D, ex-Spink, ex-Sebring, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-M18a; KM-45. 24.56 grams. Solid specimen with good full shield and cross, full oMD,

deeply toned, with corrosion only near edge on reverse, great pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 223 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Thomas H. Sebring collection (American Numismatic Rarities auction of January 2004, with original lot-tag #1555, housed in original Spink clamshell box from the 1960s with small certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

156. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, ex-Spink. KM-38. 13.42 grams. Choice example with full

and well-detailed shield and cross, bold denomination 4, deeply toned and corrosion-free, plus with interesting original documentation we have never seen before. Housed in original clamshell box with Spink order form from the 1960s (first we have seen). Estimate: $200-$300.

157. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer D.

S-M18a. 6.06 grams. Broad, thin, barrel-shaped flan with mostly choice shield and cross-lions-castles (no corrosion), full oMD, attractively toned, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Summer 2002, with certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Concepciรณn, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola Mexico

158. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640/39P, ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1329. 23.65 grams. Full mintmark, fairly clear

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

date, broad flan with shield and cross despite light surface corrosion, low-contrast toning. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $175-$250.

ex-Webber. S-M19; KM-45. 24.85 grams. Large, barrel-shaped flan with very bold full cross-lions-castles, full shield with clear oMP and partial date (164?), lightly toned and solid (minimal surface corrosion). With original certificate hand-signed by Burt Webber Jr., plus other certificates. Estimate: $200-$300.

160. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1639P, ex-Rudman. Full but lightly struck shield and cross, most of date, full oMP and denomination 4, some flatness but no corrosion, lightly toned, small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M19; KM-38; Cal-1062. 13.20 grams.

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165. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer F below II to left, (oM-oD) to right, very rare, ex-Rudman. S-

161. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)639(P), ex-

M14a; KM-unl; Cal-612. 6.51 grams. Among the first Philip III issues with

Rudman. S-M19; KM-38; Cal-1062. 13.02 grams. Bold 39 of date (rare

denomination-assayer II-F to left (the leftmost I punched over the border) and mintmark-assayer oM-oD to right (the latter not visible on this coin) of nice and full but off-center shield, distinctive lions (“Type D”) and castles in choice (well-centered) full cross, deeply toned, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

thus), choice full cross, most of shield, some flatness but virtually no corrosion, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

166. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer

162. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1640/39P, ex-Rud-

A/F, ex-Rudman. S-M16; KM-unl (32.2 for type). 5.89 grams. Round flan

man. S-M19; KM-unl (38 for type); Cal-unl. 11.49 grams. Oblong flan (less

with full and bold oMA/F, full shield and cross with small areas of weakness, gunmetal toning, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

cupped than most), very darkly toned, with full 164 of date, full oMP, nearly full cross and most of shield, some surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

167. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer D, ex-Rudman. S-M18a; KM-unl (33 for type). 5.60 grams. Bold full oMD

163. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer between partial date and nearly full shield (choice), well-centered cross

not visible (early 1630s), ex-Rudman. KM-38. 11.09 grams. Solid

with flat periphery, nice toning, light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

coin with most of cross and shield, but most interesting feature is its apparently natural “heart” shape, also distinctive cross type (early 1630s) with pronounced fleurs at ends. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

168. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer not visible, ex-Rudman.

164. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer O

below mintmark oM to left, ex-Rudman. S-M11; KM-31; Cal-357.

6.27 grams. Broad flan with some wear but minimal surface corrosion,

much legend, steel-gray toning, atypically early for this wreck. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

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KM-26. 2.40 grams. Good full shield cross, understandably worn (since it circulated for maybe 60 years before sinking) but minimally corroded, unevenly toned, rare denomination as from a shipwreck. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $125-$200.


Potosí

169. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1622P, quadrants of cross transposed, rare, ex-Rudman. S-P22; KM-19; Cal-1438. 27.06 grams. Choice full shield with very full and bold P++P (two +’s due to doubling), full cross-lions-castles with weak but certain date, spotty toning, no corrosion. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $200-$300.

170. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR (ca.

1640), ex-Rudman. S-P27; KM-19a. 27.04 grams. Thick flan, typically crude strike (flat streaks, stress-cracks) but with bold and crisp assayer TR, no corrosion, spotty light toning. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

171. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1617M, ex-Rudman. S-P19; KM-8; Cal-629. 4.99 grams. Full date

with digits haphazardly placed outside of off-center cross, good full shield with bold P-M to left and clear denomination II to right, lightly toned, some wear but minimal corrosion, desirable first year of dated Potosí cobs (rare from this wreck). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $125-$200.

172. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (mid-1620s), ex-Rudman. S-P22a;

KM-14a. 6.28 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles, full shield, nicely toned and corrosion-free. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

Clumps 173. Large clump of ten cob 8 reales (probably all Mexico City, Mexico, Philip IV) with coral and shells attached, encrusted as found. 277

grams total, roughly 3” x 2” x 1-1/2”. Impressive display

of dark but solid coins with lots of bright white coral tinged with green mostly on one side and with small shell intact on the other (stands up nicely with the shell as a base), no coin details visible (completely uncleaned) but presumed to be Mexican by shape. With certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

174. Clump of four Mexico City, Mexico,

cob 8 reales (probably all Philip IV) in a neat stack. 103.17 grams total. Tight stack of choice, solid, and lightly toned coins, the top one with full shield and oMP visible and the bottom one with full cross-lions-castles, some encrustation between the coins but otherwise clean. With certificate. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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176. Clump of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV

175. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, in large clump of debris, ex-Webber, with Duke Long lithograph. S-M19; KM-45. 128.73 grams total, roughly 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” x

(both cross-side out) in a stack. KM-19a. 53.38 grams total. Two very solid coins in a slightly offset stack, both with full crosses showing out, no corrosion and deeply toned, light encrustation in between. Estimate: $350-$500.

-1/12”; lithograph 18” x 16”. A significant (albeit somewhat light) hunk

of white coral with one coin in superb condition face-out at an angle on its side, the coin with full and bold oMP and nearly full shield showing, lightly toned and completely corrosion-free, with some classic, related artwork as a bonus. With original certificate hand-signed by Burt Webber Jr. and hand-signed, color lithograph of the Concepción by Duke Long (1980), including his “Treasures from the Sea” promotional flyer. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Shield Type

177. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O, with crown-alone 178. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650-1)O, with crowned(rare type) countermark on cross side.

S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1487.

16.35 grams. Good full shield with •P•O to left and •8• to right, bold

and full but off-center cross with nearly full crown-alone countermark (Ullian Type B), thin from corrosion (smooth surfaces), toned, edgesplit. With certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

arms countermark on cross side, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-P35; KM-19b. 25.48 grams. Huge flan with peripheral flatness but practically

no visible corrosion, bold mintmark and crown, good full cross, about 20% of countermark visible (much more than normal), with brockage of it appearing on shield side (looks like another countermark), nicely toned in crevices. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on pages 171 and 226 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1652 Transitionals

182. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type IV/A, unique die. S-P37; KM-A20.4; Cal-1493. 23.59 grams. Choice full

179. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O (modern 5), with

crowned-G countermark (rare) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1488.

26.80 grams. Very broad flan with choice full inner details including

100% full countermark, lots of legend with most of date (the 5 rendered as a modern-looking digit, as opposed to the usual “Spanish 5”), attractively toned, with traces of corrosion only around edge. With original Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

pillars-and-waves with •-crown-• at top, then F-8-IIII / PLV-SVL-T/ VRA / E-8-E within and around the pillars, also full shield with clear A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right (no dots below) and very bold full king’s ordinal •IIII•, some corrosion but mostly solid, patchy toning, edge-splits. According to Mastalir, this is a unique die, IV.1-A.aa (6) 1 (C1-L2)(A2-L-)(II-SW-N) T/V (the last part referring to T/V in the motto); what appears to be a dot punched over the IIII (which looks like an E) at top right is actually the result of a down-shifted doublestrike. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

180. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with crowned-L

countermark on cross side, ex-Armstrong. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1488.

16.43 grams. Good full shield and cross-and-tressure, clear assayer and

date (Spanish 5), deep and nearly full countermark at edge, thin from corrosion, patchy toning. Pedigreed to the Doug Armstrong collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

183. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type IV/A. S-P37; KM-A20.4; Cal-1493. 26.32 grams. Choice, Royal-like speci-

men with full legends and inner details, including •-crown-• above F8-IIII / PLV-SVL-TRA / E-8-E within and around the pillars (Mastalir #IV.1-aa) on pillars side, the shield side with •-crown-• at top and A-P-8• left and O-E-52• to right, nicely toned on fields, just traces of corrosion on edge. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

181. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, crowned-•F• countermark (four dots) on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1491. 23.29 grams.

Oblong flan with full shield and off-center cross, the former with bold and nearly full countermark and the latter with bold 16 of date, light surface corrosion, toned in crevices. Estimate: $250-$375.

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184. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E Transitional Type IV/A, Mastalir Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-A20.4; Cal-1493. 15.22 grams.

Very bold full pillars and shield, the former with clear (•)-crown-• above F-8-IIII / PLV-SVL-TRA / E-8-E and the latter with clear A-P-8 to left and O-E-52 to right (that side slightly doubled and off-center), brown-toned all over, thin from corrosion. Plate Coin #IV.1-A.aa(3)1 on p. 84 of Roberto Mastalir’s book The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional 8 Reales (2015), with Herman Moro certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #306. Estimate: $250-$375.

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185. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type V/A. S-P37; KM-A20.5; Cal-1494. 25.23 grams. Solid and uncorroded but

188. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type VII/A, Mastalir Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-A20.7; Cal-1496. 10.65 grams.

double-struck, with clear •-crown-• at top above F-8-IIII / PLV-SVLTRA / E-52-E within and around pillars, bold full date in legend, off-center shield with •A-P-8 to left and partial •O-(E)-(52) to right, deeply toned fields, old gouge to left of crown on pillars side. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

Thin and rather underweight from corrosion yet with clear pillars and bold full shield (both with full crown above), lightly toned all over. Plate Coin #VII.1-A.aa (6) 2 on page 161 of Mastalir’s book The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional 8 Reales (2015), and pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #1783, with original Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

186. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type VII/A. S-P37; KM-A20.7; Cal-1496. 26.34 grams. Choice, uncorroded

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

specimen with bold full dot-topped pillars showing •-crown-• at top, P above dot to left and E above dot to right above first line, E-52-P below second line, also bold full shield below crown with •A-P-8• to left and •O-E-52• to right, king’s ordinal IIII visible (but not much else in the legend), attractively toned fields. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

Pillars and Waves

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500.

27.06 grams. Superb strike on a broad flan with bold full pillars-and-

waves and cross-lions-castles, full king’s name and ordinal in legend, two dates in addition to all three mintmarks and assayers, deeply toned fields, no corrosion at all. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

190. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional 187. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E Transitional Type (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500.

VII/A, Mastalir Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-A20.7; Cal-1496. 16.22 grams.

25.41 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, good full cross-lions-castles

Deeply toned and thin from corrosion but with choice full pillars showing full crown above bold HP monogram, •P to left and •E to right above first line and E-52-P below second line, clear 1652 date in legend, off-center and slightly doubled shield with crown above, •A-P-8 to left and •O-E-52 to right, in fact one of only two examples known of this die variety (Die 5) with two different styles of lion (one in each quadrant). Plate Coin #VII.a-A.aa(5)2 on p. 160 of Roberto Mastalir’s book The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional 8 Reales (2015), pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #884. Estimate: $400-$600.

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(slightly off-center), three dates, very light surface corrosion, deeply toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

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194. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, ex-

191. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E post-transitional 24.81 grams. Good full cross with bold 652 date below, off-center pillars

making for full POTOSI in legend, three assayers and mintmarks, some surface corrosion and light toning, edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

Armstrong. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 22.09 grams. Bold 53 date above waves and 653 date below cross, also two mintmarks and three assayers, smooth and deeply toned surfaces with part of edge (only) lost to corrosion. Pedigreed to the Doug Armstrong collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

195. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top,

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500.

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Jones.

denomination 8 above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1507. 25.77 grams.

S-P37a;

Excellent full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles with two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, toned around details, only very light surface corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20001. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-21; Cal-1500. 22.58 grams. Worn from corrosion but still solid and with most of pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles visible, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, two small edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, with original Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

196. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, denomination 8 above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1507. 17.93 grams.

193. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top without

Corroded but nicely toned and well detailed, with nearly full pillars and cross, bold •PH•, two dates. Estimate: $150-$225.

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197. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, pome-

dots, very rare. S-P37a; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl. 24.52 grams. Superb full pillars-and-waves, very slightly doubled above but with clear PH lacking the flanking dots (only the third we have seen among probably hundreds of 1653’s), the full cross-lions-castles also nice (slightly doubled at top-left), all three dates and mintmarks and assayers in evidence, lovely toning, no corrosion except on very edge. Estimate: $400-$600.

granate above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1506. 17.89 grams. Worn thin from corrosion (also slightly warped) but with bold full pillars and cross (slightly doubled), deeply toned fields. With (generic) Herman Moro certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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198. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; 199. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top, exThin and worn from corrosion but with full pillars and cross, two dates, toned fields, edge-splits. With original Herman Moro photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-18; Cal-1115. 7.26 grams.

Armstrong. S-P37a; KM-18; Cal-1117. 13.28 grams. Round and solid flan with uncorroded surfaces, full and well-centered pillars with particularly bold •PH• at top, choice but off-center full cross-lions-castles, two full dates and mintmarks, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the Doug Armstrong collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

200. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1652E, post-transitional (McLean

Type VII), 1-PH-6 at top, rare. S-P37a; KM-16; Cal-unl. 6.91 grams. Large, squarish flan with full cross, most of pillars, two dates, some surface corrosion, low contrast. Estimate: $125-$200.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island Mexico

201. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1652P. S-M19; KM-45;

Big, odd-shaped flan with full date and oMP, full but slightly off-center shield and cross, peripherally flat but 100% corrosion-free and lightly toned, traces of sediment in cracks, very choice for a shipwreck cob. Estimate: $500-up.

203. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1655P. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1359. 18.74 grams. Very bold full oMP and clear date, most of shield

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

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

Cal-1354. 27.19 grams.

and cross, but peripheries flat and/or heavily corroded. With Marex tag and certificate #2054, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #345. Estimate: $250-$375.

barrel-shaped flan with good full crown and shield and oMP, bold full date (choice thus), full but lightly corroded cross, toned all over (a couple dark spots). With Marex tag and certificate #1296, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #342. Estimate: $500-$750.

Rounder-than-normal flan with full oMP inside partial date, nearly full shield and cross despite light corrosion, spotty toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-M19; KM-45. 19.28 grams.

Cal-1359. 23.06 grams. Typical

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Potosí

205. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49O, with crowned-•F• (two dots) countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1487. 26.16 grams. Broad, round flan with bold full shield showing a nearly full

countermark in center, clear P-O to left and bold denomination •8• to right, the cross slightly off-center and a bit flat but with fairly clear 49 of date visible, some light surface corrosion near edge, small edge-split, light toning in crevices. With Marex tag and certificate #0533, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #359. Estimate: $350-$500.

208. 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. 25.34 grams. Broad flan with very

bold countermark on full shield flanked by P-O and 8-O, also full cross with bold partial second countermark, some corrosion near part of edge, a bit weakly struck overall, lightly toned. With Marex tag and certificate #0271, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #377. Estimate: $400-$600.

209. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(50-1)O, with crowned-

206. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 164(9)O, with crowned

O countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b. 24.34 grams. Very broad flan with part of thin edge bent (at top) but virtually no corrosion, full but weakly struck and slightly off-center cross and crown and shield, just the right half of the (scarce) countermark visible, lightly toned. With Marex tag #91-8R-0455, pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #362. Estimate: $300-$450.

backwards-L countermark (very rare) on cross. S-P35; KM-19b;

Cal-1487. 21.81 grams Mostly bold, with nearly full cross and upper half of shield (the bottom lost to corrosion), also with clear 164 of date, but best feature is the nearly full countermark displaying a clearly retrograde L (Ullian Type P, rated at “U-1,” meaning two to five specimens known). With Marex tag and certificate #1536, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #360. Estimate: $350-$500.

210. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E/O, with crowned•F• countermark on shield.

207. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51O, with crowned-L

S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1490. 26.52 grams.

countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1489. 20.42 grams. Good full

Bold full cross and shield, the former with full date (weak in middle) and the latter with nearly full countermark near center, clear E/O assayer to right, practically no corrosion, toned on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #365. Estimate: $400-$600.

cross and shield, the former with full countermark and clear 51 of date and the latter with clear •P•O• to left and •8•O to right, toned and with light surface corrosion all over. With Marex tag #91-8R-1148, pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #355. Estimate: $300-$450.

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211. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top, ex-Jones (Plate

Coin). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 21.63 grams. Round flan with bold full pillars-andwaves, full but slightly off-center cross-lions-castles, bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, light surface corrosion and tan toning all over. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 227 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Vergulde Draeck, sunk in 1656 off Western Australia 212. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible,

with W.A.M. certificate, ex-Jones. KM-45. 26.29 grams. Thick and solid coin with nice full shield, weaker cross (cupped around that side) but with well-detailed lion and castle in bottom quadrants, clear mintmark oM, no corrosion, attractively toned all over, desirable wreck with official certification. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 4, with original lot-tag #324 and original tag certificate #10252 from the Western Australian Museum. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

213. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, PH at top, exSebring, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 22.11 grams.

214. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, four-digit date

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below cross.

S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1504. 25.92 grams. Thick, round flan with bold full pillars-and-waves, off-center cross with full 1653 date below (scarce thus), lightly toned and corroded surfaces all over. Estimate: $125-$200.

Good full cross-lions-castles, bold pillars despite crude pitting from corrosion, nicely toned, one big edge-split and a couple smaller ones, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 229 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Thomas H. Sebring collection (American Numismatic Rarities auction of January 2004, with original lot-tag #1564). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador Lima

Potosí

215. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, “Star of Lima” type, (1660)V, very rare, Seliger Plate Coin. S-L5; KM-18.2; Cal-1242. 19.06 grams.

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

Very bold full waves with clear date and particularly bold denomination and mintmark on that side, the full cross rather pitted but with clear second date below, toned in crevices, two edge-splits. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020235. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-21; Cal-1503. 23.31 grams.

Very bold full cross, bold full pillars with huge full crown above, L-8-V to either side and PLVS-star-VLTRA in center, an elusive type without date but dated to 1660 because of similarity of style with (presumably) subsequent issues that replace the waves at bottom with date in three digits, deeply toned fields that distract nicely from the moderate surface corrosion (also struck slightly off-center), overall one of the top coins from this wreck. Plate Coin on page 101 of William Seliger’s book Isla El Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolación (2008), with ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20120. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

219. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1659E. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1523.

19.73 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with very bold mintmark

and date, off-center cross with bold assayer E, unusually well toned

216. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, “Star of Lima” type, 1659V, for this wreck but typically thin from corrosion and with edge-split.

very rare. S-L5; KM-16; Cal-839. 3.83 grams. Broad flan but thin from corrosion (also the edge a bit ragged), bold pillars above full waves containing clear * / LIMA / 1659, nice full cross on other side (well centered), steel-gray toning. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20129. Estimate: $250-$375.

With certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

217. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, “Star of Lima” type, 1659V. S-L5; KM-15; Cal-676. 1.24 grams. Small flan from corrosion but with bold full

L*M / 1659 above waves between pillars, good but off-center cross, nicely toned all over. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20190. Estimate: $150-$225.

220. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1661E.

S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-

Broad flan with choice full cross-lions-castles, also choice (but doubled) full pillars-and-waves, at least parts of all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, nicely toned and with only a hint of surface corrosion, one large edge-split, among the best examples known from this wreck. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20122. Estimate: $250-$375.

1525. 23.89 grams.

221. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-704. 17.96 grams. One exceptionally bold full pillar and full waves, the cross full but

messy from corrosion (the flan somewhat thin as well), yet with clear date and two bold assayers, toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

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222. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1673E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-704. 226. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-711.

25.44 grams. Solid and mostly uncorroded (just some pitting near part

19.13 grams. Typically corroded but with full waves and choice top of

of edge), with clear details as a result, but all a bit messy from doublestriking, attractively toned. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20187. Estimate: $200-$300.

left pillar, full cross and part of king’s name, three dates and assayers, two mintmarks, nicely toned. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020234. Estimate: $150-$225.

223. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1674E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-705. 18.67 grams. Full pillars-and-waves, most of cross (off-center) despite

227. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-711.

moderate corrosion, toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

17.80 grams. Very bold full pillars-and-waves and date, the cross also

bold but all a bit smooth from corrosion and wear, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #410. Estimate: $200-$300.

224. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-706.

23.19 grams. Pitted from corrosion but with one full pillar and most of cross, clear date and two assayers, toned all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

228. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; Cal-714.

21.61 grams. Good pillars side with bold full assayer, date and de-

nomination, the cross side corroded, toned all over, edge-splits. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020231. Estimate: $200-$300.

225. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-709. 20.50 grams. Bold full waves and nearly full pillars (all slightly doubled),

very crude cross due to corrosion, nicely toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

229. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; Cal-714.

20.34 grams. Crudely doubled pillars with clear date, assayer, mintmark

and denomination nonetheless, weaker cross, moderately corroded but nicely toned all over. Estimate: $150-$225.

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233. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678E, Seliger Plate Coin. S-P37b; KM-25; Cal-522. 12.86 grams. Exceptionally well-detailed

230. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C, ex-Jones (Plate

Coin). S-P38; KM-26; Cal-714. 19.79 grams. Broad flan with full pillars-

and-waves and off-center cross, clear date and assayer, all rather smooth and worn thin from corrosion, abraded from harsh cleaning and with dark spots of “horn silver” here and there. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 230 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with Sedwick certificate from 2002. Estimate: $125-$200.

full cross-lions-castles with bold date below, excellent full pillars with denomination, date and both assayers on that side bold, nicely toned around details and with only light surface pitting (some corrosion on edge), clearly one of the finest found on this wreck. Plate Coin on page 97 of William Seliger’s book Isla El Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolación (2008), with ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20123. Estimate: $250-$375.

234. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-25; Cal-523.

231. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679(V or V/C).

S-P39;

KM-26. 11.68 grams. Very thin and oddly shaped from corrosion (certificate calls it a 4R in error) but with bold full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles (well centered), good toning, edge-split. With HRC photo-certificate #05175 (ROBCAR ID #). Estimate: $150-$225.

10.00 grams. Corroded all over but with old full and bold pillar and half of cross, two assayers, edge-split, toned. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020236 (erroneously listed as a 2 reales). Estimate: $125-$200.

235. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-25; Cal-525.

7.62 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, with

two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, lightly toned, thin from corrosion but still choice for this wreck. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

232. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V. S-P39; KM-26; Cal-716.

20.44 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled), weaker

cross (off-center), two dates, three mintmarks, lightly toned, corroded all over. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #421. Estimate: $200-$300.

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236. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-16; Cal-932.

6.69 grams. Broad flan with full pillars-and-waves and cross-lionscastles (the castles exceptionally well detailed), full king’s ordinal IIII in legend, two dates, two small edge-splits, light toning and traces of surface corrosion. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20127. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Clumps

237. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1672/1E. S-P37b;

KM-unl (24 for type); Cal-392. 7.84 grams. Choice specimen with

no corrosion, full pillars-and-waves with bold date that shows the overdate clearly, excellent full cross-lions-castles with partial second date, three assayers, nicely toned, overweight flan, one of the best 2R recovered from this wreck. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20125. Estimate: $150-$225.

241. Clump of three Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales dated 1677, 1679 and 1680. KM-26. 52.83 grams total. Leaning stack of three nicely toned coins that

238. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1677+76E. S-P37b; KM-unl (24 for type); Cal-400. 5.70 grams. Odd-shaped

flan with prominent “tail,” good full pillars-and-waves and cross-lionscastles, very bold 776 date below cross and clear 77 between pillars, nicely toned and with minimal surface corrosion, one of the best 2R recovered from this wreck. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20128. Estimate: $150-$225.

are thin from corrosion but with bold details still showing, including full cross on one coin and nearly full pillars-and-waves on the one at the other end, also much cross showing on the one in between, remarkably with all three dates—three different ones, no less—more or less visible, with dark encrustation between the coins. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M003385. Estimate: $300-$450.

242. Small clump of two cob 1R of Lima and/or Potosí with shells and debris. 5.62 grams total. Two apparently solid but completely uncleaned coins cocooned in a light veneer of grayish encrustation, the two coins slightly offset in a small stack with tiny shell bits in between. Estimate: $125-$200.

239. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1652E) Transi-

tional, McLean Type I, rare. S-P37; KM-A13.1; Cal-unl. 3.46 grams. Choice specimen for this wreck, with full pillars-and-

waves showing F-I-IIII across top and E-I-E across bottom, with partial date in legend, full shield with clear •P• to left and •E• to right (proving that McLean’s observation of denominations flanking shield was in error), steel-gray toning, minimal corrosion at part of edge only. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20185. Estimate: $150-$225.

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

243. Surat, India (Mughal Empire), rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702), ICG VF20 / sea salvage, ex-Jones. Patchy toning over

240. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E, post-Tran- luster, minimal corrosion, one of the better specimens from this curious wreck

sitional (McLean Type VII), 1-PH-6 at top. KM-13; Cal-750. 3.42 grams. Choice

S-P37a;

full pillars and cross, two dates and assayers, three mintmarks, virtually no corrosion, toned on fields. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #M20186. Estimate: $125-$200.

salvaged by the famous author Arthur C. Clarke. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

244. Lisbon, Portugal, gold moeda (4800 reis, denomination as “4000”), Pedro II, 1695/89 (unlisted overdate), NGC

UNC details / saltwater damage / Association (designated on label). Gomes-unl (33.08 for non-overdate); KM-unl (156 for type). 10.72 grams.

Bold strike with clear overdate (not listed in references), with deep red and black stains here and there over muted luster, rare and desirable type as from a wreck. The denomination on this type is a source of confusion, as NGC and other auction houses call it 4000 reis based on the explicit denomination on the coin; but Portuguese law of August 4, 1688, raised the circulating value to 4800 (and in proportion for the other denominations). What is not explained is why the dies were not changed to match the revaluation. With certificate and booklet ‘Poor England has lost so many men’, by Richard Larn (2006), autographed by the author. NGC #5905813-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

245. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686R, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

S-L7; KM-24; Cal-591. 24.25 grams. Broad, squarish flan with much flatness but otherwise full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, two dates and mintmarks, patchy toning, edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 232 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of February 2002, with original lot-tag #54 and generic certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

246. Large clump of debris containing at least one round coin (probably an English halfcrown), one Mexican cob 8R and

a bronze nail. 516 grams total, roughly 4-1/2” x 3-1/2” x 3”. Sizable rock fused with other debris, including what is clearly a round coin plus the recognizable shape of a Mexican cob 8 reales, plus a small bronze nail (among other things less identifiable) within a cocoon of white and brown encrustation, basically as found and quite a solid display. With generic certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

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DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Isles, north of Scotland 247. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait

ducatoon, Philip IV, 1648, ex-Jones. KM-72.1. 32.02 grams. Choice specimen on a very broad and perfectly round flan with 100% full details, the legends particularly bold, no corrosion, very lightly toned, surely one of the best specimens possible from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, with generic certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

248. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1650. KM-72.1. 29.38 grams. Choice full details

with contrasting toning, minimal surface corrosion, perfectly round flan. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

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

KM-83.1; Dav-1832. 30.95 grams. Full details but with some central weakness and pitting, lightly toned all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 250. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1694VR, ex-Jones. S-P40; KM-24; Cal-427. 4.62 grams. Odd-shaped flan with good full cross, bold but off-center full pillars-and-waves, bold full date and two assayers, toned in crevices, minimal corrosion. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico

251. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714J, ex-Weller. Choice specimen with very bold mintmark and date (full 171 and most of 4), good full cross, much peripheral flatness but minimal surface corrosion, atypical certificate (first of its kind we have seen). With hand-signed Robert M. Weller certificate (undated) with logo of Harbor Federal (Savings Bank in Ft. Pierce, Florida). Estimate: $500-$750.

S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 24.02 grams.

252. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714J, “new style.”

Good full cross, good crown and clear 714 of date (shield weaker), solid flan with only light surface corrosion, toned all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 24.91 grams.

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253. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714(J), “new style.”

S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 26.72 grams. Solid (uncorroded), odd-shaped flan with full crown, full 4 and clear 171 of date, nearly full cross (well detailed), deeply toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

256. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

ex-Real Eight, with stock certificate. S-M22; KM-47. 25.75 grams.

254. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (“new” style of 1714J). S-M22; KM-47; Cal-1401. 22.74 grams.

Solid flan (slightly odd-shaped) with minimal surface corrosion but some distracting toning, strangely doubled obverse (mintmark appears twice), most of cross. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-8320 hand-signed by Harry Cannon, and with Real Eight Co. stock certificate (two shares) dated 1975. Estimate: $250-$375.

257. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

Nearly full (and distinctive) crown, shield and cross, lightly corroded all over, some gray toning. With Fisher photo-certificate #KF523-04. Estimate: $150-$225.

ex-Real Eight, with stock certificate. S-M22; KM-47. 25.89 grams.

Nearly full shield with clear oMJ, cross side mostly flat and with some corrosion near edge, deeply toned all over. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-8099 hand-signed by Harry Cannon, and with Real Eight Co. stock certificate (100 shares) dated 1975. Estimate: $250-$375.

255. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible, ornament below denomination 8. KM-47. 27.16 grams. Solid and completely uncorroded flan (odd shape), with choice

full cross-lions-castles and nearly full shield (both stuck off-center), peripheral flatness and edge-split, toned all over. With tag and photocopy of article entitled “The Spanish Camp Site and the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck,” by Marion Clayton Link (pp. 21-30 of Tequesta: The Journal of the Historical Association of Southern Florida, number 26 (1966). Estimate: $200-$300.

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258. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Real Eight.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.34 grams. Odd shape, with partial date and full oMJ next to most of shield, full but weaker and off-center cross, deeply toned, minimal surface corrosion. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-8294 hand-signed by Harry Cannon. Estimate: $250-$375.

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259. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J,

262. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

full oMJ, some cross but rest of coin flat, minimal surface corrosion, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #42 [group lot], with original tag and photocertificate). Estimate: $200-$300.

peripheral flatness, centers well defined with contrasting dark toning. Pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1857, with photocertificate (Corrigan’s site). Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.19 grams. Very solid and uncorroded but with extensive

ex-Ward. S-M22; KM-47. 25.57 grams. Solid flan, off-center shield with

263. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

260. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, with hand-signed Mel Fisher certificate.

S-M22; KM-47. 17.92

grams. Trapezoidal shape with much surface corrosion yet most of shield visible and denomination 8 full and bold, darkly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #1696, with hand-signed Mel Fisher certificate (ca. 1960s-70s). Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.60 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with nearly full shield and cross, light toning, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #1667, with generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

264. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

261. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.65 grams. Good full shield and cross on solid, rectangular flan, very lightly toned, no corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

S-M22; KM-47. 24.56 grams. Crude strike but solid flan (minimal surface

corrosion), with full oMJ and bold DEI in legend, mostly deeply toned. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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265. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 26.04 grams. Nearly full shield with clear details, oMJ to

left, most of cross, deeply toned, solid and uncorroded. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

268. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, with hand-signed Kip Wagner certificate. KM-47. 21.27

grams. Good but off-center shield, most of cross (corroded), solid flan with odd edge-crack and bent piece, silvery. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-5725 hand-signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $250-$375.

266. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.81 grams. Choice full shield (well centered) and nearly

full cross, peripheral flatness, nice toning, minimal surface corrosion. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

269. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible, with hand-signed Kip Wagner certificate. KM-47. 27.22

grams. Interesting coin with pristine surfaces on a solid flan but most of it is blank or weakly struck, one point of edge slightly bent, no toning. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-5676 hand-signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $250-$375.

267. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

J. S-M22; KM-47. 25.70 grams. Elongated flan with no corrosion but somewhat weak strike, full cross and shield nonetheless, bold assayer J, nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

270. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, with hand-signed Kip Wagner certificate. KM-47. 26.86

grams. Solid flan (no corrosion) with weakly struck shield and cross but crown somehow nice, small spots of toning. With original Real Eight Co. certificate #M-5674 hand-signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $250-$375.

271. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.25 grams. Triangular flan with one point bent, nearly

full cross and shield despite somewhat weak strike, minimal surface corrosion but some small patches of green, white and brown encrustation. With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2018. Estimate: $200-$300.

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275. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible. KM-47. 25.93 grams. Bold denomination 8 next to partial shield, most of cross, solid flan with no corrosion but much flatness, unevenly toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

272. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

visible. KM-47. 26.44 grams. Thick and solid flan (no corrosion) with most of shield and cross but peripheries flat, clear mintmark, spots of toning. Pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1860, with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

276. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.78 grams. Full denomination 8 to right of nearly full shield, most of cross, minimal surface corrosion but somewhat weakly struck, mostly darkly toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

273. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.37 grams. Full shield and cross on a solid flan with

no corrosion but spotty toning. With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2018. Estimate: $200-$300.

277. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer 274. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 25.41 grams. Bold full shield and some crown, weak

cross side, some light surface corrosion and small patches of dark “horn silver.” With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2018. Estimate: $200-$300.

not visible. KM-47. 26.85 grams. Interesting “leaning barrel” shape, good centers (shield and cross) but peripheries flat, light corrosion at bottom of shield only (otherwise solid), lightly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #452, with generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

278. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 24.86 grams. Attractively oblong flan with choice full shield and cross, bold denomination •8•, deeply toned all over, minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #1669, with generic Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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282. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not

279. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible.

visible. KM-47. 26.17 grams. Well centered and nearly full shield and

cross, solid flan with no corrosion but a few spots of light “horn silver” on reverse. Pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1861, with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Odd-shaped flan (very solid) with full denomination 8 to right of most of shield, nearly full cross, much flatness but no corrosion, unevenly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #538 and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-47. 26.79 grams.

283. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 22.73 grams. Choice full shield and nearly full cross,

contrasted with darkly toned fields, some surface corrosion and thinning on edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

280. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 27.26 grams. Smooth and uncorroded surfaces on a solid flan with clear shield, denomination and cross but otherwise flat (as made), lightly toned all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

284. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Kip Wagner, ex-Orr. KM-47. 19.47 grams. Odd-shaped

flan with bold partial shield and cross but part of edge corroded away, deeply toned all over, extensive pedigree information. From the Cabin Wreck site, with original Real Eight Co. certificate hand-signed by Kip Wagner, and pedigreed to the collection of Dr. Will W. Orr, with USB drive containing his background information and photos. Estimate: $200-$300.

281. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

not visible. KM-47. 26.95 grams. Very odd-shaped flan that is mostly rounded but cut in one place (a desirable “cabo de barra” [end of the bar]), with nice upper half of cross and right half of crown but most of the rest of the coin flat (as made), the surfaces all smooth and uncorroded, toned all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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285. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not vis-

ible, ex-Ward. KM-47. 24.99 grams. Rather large flan with good full cross, nearly full shield, light surface corrosion and mottled toning and “horn silver.” Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #25, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $150-$225.

286. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ruth. KM-47. 25.40 grams. Large and odd-shaped flan with

only very light surface oxidation, full cross and most of shield and crown (lightly struck), lightly toned and with a few spots of copper color. From Joel Ruth’s 2004 “Hurricane Jeanne find,” with his photocertificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

288. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer

287. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip not visible, ex-Kip Wagner, ex-Orr. KM-40. 12.48 grams. Crude

V, assayers not visible, all ex-Ward.

flan (very uneven and with much hammering and flatness) but with minimal corrosion, tiny spot of green encrustation, extensive pedigree information. From the Cabin Wreck site, with original Real Eight Co. certificate hand-signed by Kip Wagner, and pedigreed to the collection of Dr. Will W. Orr, with USB drive containing his background information and photos. Estimate: $175-$250.

KM-47. 239.91 grams total.

Generally solid coins with most of shield and cross visible, lightly toned and not overly corroded. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #32 [group lot of four], with original tag and photo-certificate, plus parts of group-lots #28, 40 and 42, with photocopies of those certificates). SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Clumps

289. Clump of two Mexican silver cobs (one 8R and one

290. Clump of two Mexican cob 4 reales, probably both

4R), probably both Philip V, uncleaned as found, ex-Ward.

37.87 grams total. Both coins solid, the 4R neatly centered on the 8R

with shield side up, most of cross showing on the 8R, darkly toned and with areas of orange encrustation. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #128, with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

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Philip V, uncleaned as found, ex-Ward. 23.59 grams total. Two dark but decent coins solidly fused with green, white and orange encrustation (only about half of each coin overlapping), hint of cross on one and shield on the other peeking through the crust. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #127, with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.


Greenies

294. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (heavily encrusted as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward.

291. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Charles II, assayer not visible. 26.13 grams. Rhomboid

flan with four sharp points, completely encrusted in green oxidation with tiny shell bits but with just enough shield detail peeking out to identify as Charles II. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

30.17 grams. Dark and corroded thickly encrusted on one side with

large chunks of shell and debris. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #27 [group lot], with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

295. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (heavily encrusted as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward.

27.48 grams. Solid coin completely encrusted with orange, white and

green material including many distinct shell bits. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #28 [group lot], with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

292. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 23.71 grams.

Elongated flan with thick, colorful encrustation (green, tan, white, orange and dark brown), clear Philip V shield and most of cross. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #25 [group lot], with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

296. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (lightly en-

crusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 23.26

293. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted

grams. Squarish flan with nearly full shield and cross visible through dark oxidation with traces of green patina. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #40 [group lot], with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 26.77 grams.

Thick and solid coin made thicker with encrustation, including lots of puffy green and white but also some shell pieces in center. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #118 [group lot], with original tag and photo-certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

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297. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted 300. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 25.19 grams.

as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 26.50 grams.

Interesting specimen with clean edges but both sides completely covered in sheets of encrustation (green on one side, white on the other). Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #28, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

Thick and nearly octagonal flan with lots of green encrustation on shield side, cross side dark. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #40, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

298. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 26.93 grams.

Solid flan with mostly green-white encrustation on both sides, curiously missing in center of one side where a smaller coin was once attached. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #25, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

301. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 23.86 grams.

Very long flan with spots of green and white (and shells) among an overall coating of dark brownish encrustation. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #40, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

299. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 26.25 grams.

Clear shield details peeking through an attractive coating of tan, white and green encrustation, the green stuff even brighter on the cross side but only covering half that side. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #27, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

302. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 26.28 grams.

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Thickly encrusted in green, white and orange on shield side, cross side dark and attractively ringed by the same colors. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #118, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $200-$300.

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303. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted 306. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. 24.53 grams. Thin coin but thickly encrusted with green and black encrustation impregnated on one side with lots of tan shell bits. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 25.64 grams. Small but solid coin with patch of greenish-white encrustation

harboring a few shell bits on obverse, the cross side with some pristine surfaces peeking through oxidation and more green-white stuff on edge. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #27, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $150-$225.

304. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted

as found), Philip V, assayer not visible. 26.38 grams. Thick and solid coin with dark surfaces encrusted with green (especially on the cross side). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

307. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted

as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 24.26 grams. Rounded “cabo de barra” (end of the bar) piece with bright

orange patch of encrustation on the curved end, the rest dark but tinged with green. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #27, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $150-$225.

Lima 305. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales “greenie” (encrusted as found), Philip V(?), assayer not visible, ex-Ward. 18.60 grams.

Heavily corroded coin but with large patch of brownish debris on one side, the rest just dark. Pedigreed to the Bruce Ward collection (Cargile auction of December 2019, lot #25, with photocopy of certificate [group lot]). Estimate: $150-$225.

308. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1702H. S-L15a; KM-34; Cal-1273. 26.62 grams. Very solid, squarish flan with nearly full pillars and cross,

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clear date and assayer, peripherally flat but virtually uncorroded, unevenly toned, overall choice and scarce. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Potosí

309. Denomination set of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8, 4, 2 and 1 reales (1698F, 1702Y, 1688VR and 1690VR respectively), ex-Bowers and Ruddy (1977). 43.19 grams total. Very hard-to-replicate Potosí

denomination (short) set from this wreck, all with clear dates, the 8R with bold full pillars-and-waves, the 4R choice (no corrosion), the 2R and 1R both thin but with both sides full (the 1R an interesting shape), all toned, with a classic provenance to boot. Pedigreed to the Bowers and Ruddy auction of February 1977 (lot #5681), with catalog for that auction and original invoice. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands (northwest of Africa) 310. Tournai, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon,

Philip IV, 1665, rare, ex-Jones. KM-52. 29.80 grams. Broad flan with full details despite light surface corrosion, very dark all over, rare final date of a scarce type and wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, with original photo-certificate from the salvor (Robert Sténuit, dated 2010) and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway 311. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1724, NGC MS 63 / Akerendam (desig-

nated on label), ex-Jones. KM-7.1. Rather lustrous and fairly well struck for the mint (full knight’s head detail but some minor laminations in legend). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #118. NGC #5906068-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands 312. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 65 / Vliegenthart (des-

ignated on label). KM-12.2. Choice bold strike with lovely red toning around details, satin-smooth fields with luster on reverse, hard to imagine a nicer specimen. With original, numbered certificate from the salvors plus booklet about the wreck and its salvage. NGC #5907346-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

313. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

S-M26; KM-47a; Cal-1425. 26.49 grams. Thick and solid flan with choice full cross, off-center shield with bold full oMF and 173 of date (bottom of final digit clear), darkly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 148 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with booklet from the salvors and generic certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

314. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 315. Holland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1734,

1734. KM-95.3. 32.61 grams. Deeply toned and full-flan UNC with no damage or corrosion to speak of, just gorgeous for a shipwreck coin. Estimate: $350-$500.

ex-Jones. KM-90.1. 32.48 grams. Superb specimen with no corrosion,

full UNC details, nice toning (somewhat patchy), as nice as they come! Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #450, and with tag and certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $300-$450.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

316. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF,

ex-Jones. KM-103; Cal-1442. 26.37 grams. Rather choice example with

100% full and clear UNC details, well centered and well struck, lightly but evenly toned over matte fields that are ever-so-slightly oxidized, one of the best we have seen from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2007, with original lot-tag #967 and generic certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $250-$375.

317. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

KM-103; Cal-1442. 26.52 grams. UNC details with hint of luster, no corrosion but patchy dark toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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318. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

321. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

KM-103; Cal-1442. 26.83 grams.

UNC details and muted luster under spotty toning, with some orange encrustation and bits of dark “horn silver.� With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1443. 25.95 grams. UNC details but with spotty surface pit-

319. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF.

322. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

ting and toning, mostly dark. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

AU details, slightly off-center pillars with light surface oxidation on that side only, attractively contrasting toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1442. 26.12 grams.

KM-103; Cal-1443. 26.67 grams. UNC details with abraded surfaces from

improper cleaning, dark orange encrustation remaining at rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

323. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

320. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

AU details with spots of black in some crevices, surface corrosion near part of edge. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1443. 25.58 grams.

AU details with faint surface oxidation on pillars side, shield side closer to pristine with nice toning near edge. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1443. 26.34 grams.

324. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF.

KM-103; Cal-1443. 25.72 grams. UNC details with surface corrosion, patches of dark orange encrustation near rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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329. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

325. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-103; Cal-1445. 25.61 grams.

AU details with heavy black oxidation on most of surfaces (nice contrast). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1446. 24.70 grams. AU details with surface corrosion all over, no toning, small flan. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

326. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

330. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

KM-103; Cal-1445. 25.72 grams. UNC details with light surface corrosion,

small spot of abrasive cleaning, slightly off-center strike. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1446. 23.35 grams. AU details with moderate surface corrosion, slightly off-center strike on a small flan, no toning. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

327. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF.

331. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; Cal-1445. 26.50 grams. UNC details with spots of black and dark

KM-103; Cal-1449. 26.43 grams. UNC details with streak of dark toning,

orange toning, shield side loaded with gray encrustation. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

corroded at top of pillars. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

328. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1737MF.

332. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

KM-103; Cal-1446. 24.53 grams. UNC details with lightly surface-corroded

AU details with only light surface corrosion, sheen of dark orange encrustation near rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; Cal-1449. 26.40 grams.

pillars side, dark and moderately corroded shield side, spot of dark orange encrustation on date. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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333. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM-103;

UNC details with very light surface corrosion, lightly toned near rims. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cal-1449. 26.00 grams.

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

334. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, exJones (Plate Coin). S-M28; KM-48; Cal-1431. 25.06 grams. Sharply cut

flan showing fully all the “business” details (date, mintmark, assayer, denomination) in addition to full crown and shield and cross, light surface corrosion, small spots of toning but mostly silvery from cleaning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 149 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with hand-signed Frank and Daniel Sedwick certificate from 1995. Estimate: $350-$500.

336. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1740/30MF. KM-94; Cal-1122. 11.31 grams. Sharp UNC details with

traces of luster but light surface corrosion throughout, a couple small patches of toning. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Winter 2000-1 (item #218 on p. 17), with generic certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

337. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1742. Choice big flan with full UNC details (hint of luster), lots of tiny marks but no corrosion, very light toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-80. 32.29 grams.

335. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J, ex-Jones

(Plate Coin). S-G1; KM-6. 26.23 grams. Sharply cut flan (like a Mexican

klippe) with choice full shield and full crown over globes, bold 17 of date (1730s), minimal surface corrosion, nicely toned, scarce from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 202 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #742 and certificate from the salvors in addition to Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 338. Clump of four small silver cobs plus lead birdshot, pebbles and shells. 21.64 grams total. Super little clump with lots of varied debris resting on a bed of small cobs set in a right angle with lots of orangish encrustation, not much visible detail on the coins. With Arqueonautas certificate #MAI-006.98.CC.094 and small box. Estimate: $250-$375.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa 339. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF, in original box. KM-103; Cal-1449. 25.77 grams. AU details with light surface corrosion all over, silvery from cleaning, neat old box. Housed in original blue padded box printed with ship name and information. Estimate: $200-$300.

Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

340. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750J. Cal-822; KM-3. 27.05 grams. Gleaming with luster (UNC) like

many from this wreck (especially on the reverse), but also with lots of small manufacturing flaws (weak centers and rims, minor doubling, etc.), attractively contrasting orange sediment in crevices. With photocertificate. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

341. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1749J. Cal-740; KM-2. 13.51 grams. Much luster and rich gold color

(UNC), typically weak in centers and with incomplete reverse rim due to centering issues, still rather attractive for a shipwreck gold coin. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

342. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1745q, ex-Jones.

S-P50;

Bold strike (full pillars and cross) on a typically chunky and odd-shaped flan, two dates, light corrosion near edge. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 14, with original lot-tag #581 and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-30a; Cal-1206. 12.13 grams.

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Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

344. Encrusted clump of nine Dutch East India Co. copper

343. Encrusted clump of nine Dutch East India Co. copper

duits (probably all Zeeland, 1752), as found. 39.86 grams total, roughly 2” x 1-1/2” x 1/2”. Spread-out pile of coins almost completely cocooned in grayish encrustation, no visible details on the coins themselves but a neat display in any case. With certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $125-$200.

duits (probably all Zeeland, 1752), as found. 63.09 grams total, roughly 2” x 1-1/2” x 1”. Heavily encrusted cluster of coins and other

small debris, all gray with some tinges of green and orange here and there, no coin details visible, great natural display. With certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $125-$200.

Dodington, sunk in 1755 off Port Elizabeth, South Africa 345. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, ex-

Holmes, ex-Jones. Cal-1466; KM-103. 23.28 grams. AU details with minimal surface corrosion but lots of tiny “bites” in edge, lightly toned all over, scarce provenance with original certification and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Dan Holmes collection (Goldberg auction lot #5215, with original lot-tag), and to our Auction 12 (with original lot-tag #818) and our Auction 14 (with original lot-tag #583), and with original certificate #GACDDD00257 from the salvor. Estimate: $200-$300.

“Clive of India” wreck, sunk ca. 1755 in the Indian Ocean

346. Brazil (Rio mint), gold 6400 reis, José I, 1753-R, NGC UNC details / saltwater damage / Clive of India (designated on label), ex-Jones. Russo-421; Gomes-43.03; KM-172.2. Matte surfaces as

347. Lisbon, Portugal, gold peça (6400 reis or 4 escudos),

usual (small bits of luster in legends), fairly well-detailed strike for the mint. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 26, with original lot-tag #292 and Sedwick photo-certificate. NGC #5906068-005. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

José I, 1753. Gomes-41.04; KM-240. 14.38 grams. Very bold strike, UNC details, muted luster, the accompanying book somewhat scarce and desirable as well. With original (generic) Spink / Sedwick certificate and with book Clive’s Lost Treasure (1978), by Geoffrey and David Allen, about the Dodington wreck of 1755 (believe to be the original source of these coins). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Tilbury, sunk in 1757 off Nova Scotia, Canada 348. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1754MM,

dissimilar crowns, ex-Jones. Cal-487; KM-104.2. 25.18 grams. XF details with some surface corrosion (particularly pitted at bottom left on pillars side), lightly toned, scarce provenance with even scarcer original certificate. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 1, with original lot-tag #310 and original certificate from the salvors (hand-signed by Pierre LeClerc). Estimate: $200-$300.

La Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada 349. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756MM,

ex-Jones. Cal-491; KM-104.2. 26.15 grams. Choice specimen with UNC details against evenly toned fields, faint trace of surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #570. Estimate: $200-$300.

Le Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

350. France (Nantes mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-T, ex-Jones.

KM-486.20. 27.15 grams. Choice specimen with full XF/AU details against

351. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust),

evenly toned fields, light surface corrosion and heavy adjustment marks (typical), very solid overall. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #615 and certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $250-$375.

1757-L. KM-512.12. 26.79 grams. Bold XF details, nicely toned, with only light surface pitting and small edge-flaws, choice for this wreck. Estimate: $250-$375.

Cazador, sunk in 1783 off New Orleans

352. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF, 353. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF,

NGC El Cazador / genuine, ex-Jones. Cal-1124; KM-106.2. Full XF details with only light surface corrosion, toned all over. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. NGC #3072561-255. Estimate: $125-$200.

NGC El Cazador / genuine. Cal-1124; KM-106.2. Bold XF details, lightly corroded, faintly toned. NGC #3067375-212. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa

354. Sweden (Avesta mint), copper 2 daler “plate money,” Fredrik I, 1750. KM-PM71. 1385 grams, 7-1/2” x 7”. Choice example

with all five stamps full and readable, including date, monogram and denomination, minimal corrosion with nice copper color tinged with green, corners clipped as usual, one of the best we have handled in this size. Estimate: $400-$600.

355. Sweden (Avesta mint), copper 2 daler “plate money,”

Fredrik I, 1750, ex-Jones. KM-PM71. 1284 grams, 7-3/4” x 7”. All five

stamps clear (the corner ones truncated), dark bronze color with minimal surface corrosion but some minor loss on edges, still rather nice overall. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

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356. Sweden (Avesta mint), copper 2 daler “plate money,”

Fredrik I, 1750. KM-PM71. 912 grams, 7” x 6-1/2”. Heavily eroded and pitted yet with central stamp full and just enough of the outer stamps to make out the date, good bronze color with a few dark patches. Estimate: $175-$250.


Samson, sunk in 1786 off Homborsund, Norway 357. Denomination set of four silver

Danish coins (24 skilling, 1764; 12 skilling, 1717; 8 skilling, 1785; and 2 skilling, 1784) in original cardboard holder. 10-

3/4” x 7-3/4”. Lightly corroded coins with traces of luster, efficiently displayed in an informative promotional holder (first we’ve seen from this wreck) with wax seal, original signatures of the divers and brief information about the ship and its salvage, expounded upon along with coin data in the accompanying booklet, all of which, however, is in Norwegian! The homebound Samson had just returned to Copenhagen from St. Croix (West Indies) with a cargo of sugar, rum and hardwood and was heading back to its home port of Kristiansand (Norway) when, shortly after sighting land, the ship sank in a storm off Homborsund. Some material from the wreck was salvaged the next year and sold at auction, but then the wreck was forgotten until the 1980s, when divers working under license from the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum (which retained 20%) recovered thousands of silver coins like these. Housed in original carboard holder from the salvors with booklet / certificate #108 (in Norwegian). Estimate: $200-$300.

Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 358. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780FF, ex-Jones. Cal-1120; KM-106.2. 24.47 grams. XF/AU details with contrast-

ing toning, light surface corrosion, particularly strong rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lottag #593 and original (generic) certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $125-$200.

H.M.S. Lutine, sunk in 1799 off West Frisia, Netherlands 359. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1779FF.

Cal-1118; KM-106.2. 25.59 grams. XF/AU details, minimal surface corrosion, very lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

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360. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. 364. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transi-

Cal-1124; KM-106.2. 25.95 grams. XF details (centers slightly weak), fairly

well-preserved surfaces with toning in legends. Estimate: $200-$300.

tional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. Cal-950; KM-

107. 25.78 grams. AU details with nice surfaces for shipwreck (cleaned),

lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

361. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

365. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM.

1786FM. Cal-1129; KM-106.2a. 25.48 grams. XF details, minimal surface corrosion, low contrast overall but with some tiny dark spots, adjustment marks from nose to bottom rim. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cal-953; KM-109. 25.41 grams. XF+ details, light surface corrosion, some

toning, slightly weak rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

362. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 366. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM. 1787FM. Cal-1131; KM-106.2a. 25.89 grams. XF+ details, low contrast,

XF+ details with weak centers, minimal surface corrosion and very light toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

fairly well-preserved surfaces. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cal-953; KM-109. 25.28 grams.

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363. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1789FM.

XF/AU details, minimal surface corrosion, lightly toned (good contrast on reverse). Estimate: $200-$300. Cal-1134; KM-106.2a. 25.42 grams.

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Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador

367. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918; 368. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918; Curiously oblong flan with minor corrosion on surfaces and edge, lightly toned, AU/UNC details. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-97. 25.69 grams.

KM-97. 25.08 grams. Bold UNC details with minimal surface corrosion but small part of edge worn away, lightly toned. With ROBCAR photocertificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

369. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918;

KM-97. 26.26 grams. UNC details with light surface corrosion, lightly toned (faint gold color in center of bust). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

370. Clump of three Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918; KM-97. 81.27

grams total. Tight stack with top and bottom coins

showing full reverses with AU details and excellent contrasting toning, greenish-gray encrustation in between, compact but quite pretty. With photocertificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

H.M.S. Anson, sunk in 1807 off Cornwall, England 371. Mexico City, Mexico, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV,

1801FT. Cal-1644; KM-159. 26.93 grams. Polished XF/AU with minor

rim-nicks and other small marks from being under the sea, very rare and desirable provenance (first we have seen). With original certificate from the salvor (Richard Larn) and the booklet Henry Trengrouse, the Cornish Inventor of the Rocket Life-Saving Apparatus, by Richard and Bridget Larn (2006), autographed by the author. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England

372. Large clump of about 75(+/-) English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808, in original stacks in encrustation (as found). KM-321. 803 grams total, roughly 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”. Looking

just like three mint rolls in an L pattern, the coins in three tight stacks with shelly grayish encrustation holding them together in addition to an overall blue-green tinge, very heavy and dusty, completely natural and as found. With certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

373. Encrusted stack (as found) of about 30(+/-) English East

India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 336 grams total, 2-1/2”

tall and 1-1/4” in diameter. Just like a mint roll with the top five coins

slightly offset and all surrounded with white, tan and green encrustation (thick on one side), very dense and completely natural as found. With certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

374. Encrusted stack (as found) of about 25(+/-) English

East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 221 grams total, 1-3/4” tall and 1-1/4’ in diameter. Just like a mint roll but completely

encrusted together (gray and green), very dense and completely natural (as found). With certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

375. Encrusted stack (as found) of about 20(+/-) English East

India Co. copper XX cash, 1808. KM-321. 157 grams total, 1-1/2”

tall and 1-1/4” in diameter. Slightly leaning “mint roll” with gray-green encrustation around most of the surfaces, very dense and completely natural (as found). With certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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376. Two small, encrusted (as found) stacks of nine and three English East India Co. copper XX cash, 1808, plus two loose coins (one cleaned). KM-321. 140 grams total. The bigger stack is like a mint roll and the smaller one is just a tight sandwich, both with graytan encrustation and the uncleaned loose coin encrusted in green, the cleaned one bright copper in color (slightly corroded). With certificates (two). Estimate: $150-$225.

377. Massive clump of 500(+/-) English East India Co. copper X cash, 1808, in original stacks in encrustation (as found),

plus a few loose coins. KM-319. 1906 grams total, roughly 5” x 3-1/2” x 3”. One of the largest and densest clumps we have ever offered, literally hundreds of coins in five tight rows (like mint rolls), all held together by orange encrustation that bears the edge-imprints of other rolls, of which a few coins remain, all very natural and as found. With certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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378. Wooden cask base encrusted with

six English East India Co. copper X cash, 1808. KM-319. 11” in diameter, the frame 25” x 21”. Original wood from shipwrecks is a

rare thing, as in most cases the wood is eaten up by the dreaded teredo worm, so this piece must have been very well protected, as it is complete albeit warped and split in the middle) and impregnated with six dark and solid coins (with impressions of several others), the wood all orange in color, contrasting nicely with the whitish cloth mat onto which it is mounted inside an ornate gold-colored frame for hanging on a wall. Mounted onto a canvas mat and framed for hanging, pedigreed to our Auction 13 (lot #1926). Estimate: $600-$900.

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

Birkenhead, sunk in 1852 off Cape Town, South Africa

379. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1842, NGC AU 50 / SS New York, housed in promotional “book,” ex-Jones Sp-3852; KM-736.1. The wreck of

380. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1846, ex-Sebring. Sp-3852; KM-736.1. 7.94

the SS New York is notable for having a wide variety of foreign gold and silver coins from Europe and South America recovered, illustrating what kinds of coins could be found in circulation across the United States during the presidency of James K. Polk. Bright gold color with much luster across lightly circulated surfaces, one of just four sovereigns for this date recovered from the wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #635, housed in a promotional leather-bound “book” entitled SS New York - Gentlemen of Fortune. NGC #3297120-016. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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grams. AU details, matte surfaces in deep gold color, small mark above

nose, desirable pedigree (note the ANR auction listing gives the coin date as 1842 but the photo clearly is of this 1846 coin). Pedigreed to the Thomas Sebring collection (American Numismatic Rarities auction of January 2004, lot #1648), with certificate (generic), original color print by Thomas M. Hemy entitled “The Wreck of the Birkenhead” (The Boy’s Own Paper, February 1937), and softcover book The Birkenhead Drill, by Douglas W. Phillips (5th printing, 2005). Estimate: $600-$900.


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

381. USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 Coronet Liberty 382. USA, gold commemorative restrike (2002) $10, 1857/0, “double eagle,” 1857-S, no serif, high S, PCGS AU58 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold. Boldly

struck with bright yellow surfaces and a few spots of red-orange toning, typical light bagmarks throughout with perhaps only the faintest of rub on the high points for the grade. The included “pinch” of gold is roughly what 50 cents’ worth of California gold would have been in 1857. Housed in special presentation case with certificate signed by the founder of PCGS, David Hall. PCGS #35398539 (label signed by Bob Evans, chief scientist of the operation). Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Baldwin & Company (San Francisco) 49er Horseman, PCGS Deep Cameo Proof / S.S. Central America, ex-Jones. Struck at

the Royal Canadian Mint in 2002 using .898-fine California gold from Justh & Hunter ingot #4258 recovered from the wreck. The design is based on the 1850 Baldwin & Co. privately-minted $10 “Horseman” or “Vaquero” design with an added overdate to signify the year of the SS Central America’s sinking. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #141 and Columbus-America Discovery Group promotional display and certificate signed by Bob Evans. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

S.S. Brother Jonathan, sunk in 1865 off Crescent City, California

383. USA (San Francisco Mint), gold $20 Coronet Liberty “double eagle,” 1863-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865), ex-Jones. Lustrous and devoid of wear except for highest points with typical (albeit minor) bagmarks, lovely gold color with auburn highlights

near rims, scarce and desirable provenance. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, the Bowers and Merena sale of SS Brother Jonathan coins held on May 29, 1999 (lot #238) and our Auction 26, with original lot-tag #298. PCGS #7764451 (inventory recovery number 237, series 70, coin 36). Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

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S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

388. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1856-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect.

KM-A68.

AU

384. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, or so with moderate saltwater corrosion, reverse still possessing sharp 1853, arrows and rays, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect.

Tougher date from the wreck with just 403 Philadelphiaminted 1853 halves found; in comparison, 829 New Orleans-struck 1853 halves were recovered. AU+ with some bright luster (especially on the reverse), crescent area of corrosion on the obverse. NGC #1794127003. Estimate: $350-$500. KM-A68.

details. NGC #1793915-074. Estimate: $300-$450.

389. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

385. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1857, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. Just 257 Philadelphia-minted 1857 halves were pulled from the wreck, making this a difficult date to find nowadays. AU details with mild surface corrosion, some horn silver on the reverse. NGC #1796656-020. Estimate: $400-$600.

1854, arrows, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68.

Another difficult type to encounter from the wreck as the Philadelphiastruck 1854 halves only amounted to 338 pieces. AU details with areas of original mint luster showing through minor saltwater corrosion. NGC #1796647-017. Estimate: $350-$500.

390. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1857-O, date in rock variety, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect (C) AU. KM-A68. An interesting and scarce variety from the

386. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1854-O, arrows, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68.

XF/AU with very faint saltwater corrosion across the surfaces, band of yellow toning on reverse. NGC #1793924-061. Estimate: $300-$450.

387. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855-O, arrows, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. Around AU with mostly original, lustrous surfaces, the only indication of saltwater corrosion being a degraded portion of the rim. NGC #1794920-021. Estimate: $350-$500.

wreck with the date erroneously punched several times into the rock below Liberty. Nicely detailed with faint surface corrosion and a few specks of reddish toning in the fields, one of the few pre-1861 halves that NGC assigned both a Shipwreck Effect grade (C) and adjective grade (AU) to. NGC #1794474-033. Estimate: $400-$600.

391. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1857-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. Comparatively speaking, the 1857-O half is one of the scarcest 1850s dates from the wreck with just 747 found compared to the several thousands found of 1858 and 1859. Choice AU with bright mint luster, very little evidence of saltwater corrosion and much nicer than usually found. NGC #1794482-050. Estimate: $350-$500.

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392. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 396. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1858-O, 8 in rock variety, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. A better variety from the SS Republic with an errant

1859-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect.

KM-A68. AU with light circulation wear on high areas of Liberty and eagle, nicer than usually encountered with small areas of faint corrosion on the obverse. NGC #1799038-015. Estimate: $300-$450.

8 from the date punched into the rock above. High AU example with very light saltwater corrosion around the rims, fully non-toned with bright surfaces. NGC #1797957-064. Estimate: $350-$500.

397. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860, rare, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect.

KM-A68.

Among the rarest of SS Republic halves is the Philadelphia-struck 1860 issue with a scant 31 coins found. In addition to its rarity, this choice AU piece displays bright original mint luster and sharp details with only minor corrosion around the rims, some speckles of pale yellow toning. NGC #1793988-083. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

393. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1858-O, doubled 1 variety, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect, ex-Jones. KM-A68. Another scarce variety with a clearly doubled 1 in the date. AU details with surface corrosion (mostly on the reverse), some luster on the obverse. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6 (lot #673). NGC #1794477-026. Estimate: $300-$450.

398. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860-O, high O variety, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. 394. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1858-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. High

KM-A68. A difficult variety to find from the wreck; the high position of the mintmark led to the joke among numismatists that the eagle is laying an egg. AU details with patches of minor surface corrosion, a good deal of luster retained. NGC #1794478-051. Estimate: $300-$450.

grade AU/UNC details with very faint areas of corrosion, bright luster showing in places. NGC #1793907-221. Estimate: $300-$450.

399. USA (New Orleans mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1861-O, Louisiana issue (die W-07), NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect (A) AU. KM-A68. When Louisiana seceded

from the Union on Jan. 26, 1861, it continued to strike half dollars

395. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, at the New Orleans Mint. This continued until the state joined the

1859, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. KM-A68. Only 101 Philadelphia-struck 1859 halves were found aboard the SS Republic, making it one of the most elusive types to acquire. Lustrous AU details with very light spots of corrosion. NGC #1797872-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

Confederacy on March 21, 1861, placing control over the mint to the Confederate Treasury. Lustrous, original surfaces with a touch of saltwater corrosion near the date and some light circulation wear on the design’s high points, some small spots of red toning. With certificate from the salvors, pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #615. NGC #1798298-088. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England 400. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1873, die 246. Sp-3860D; KM-735.2. 3.99 grams. AU details, matte surfaces, light orange color all over. With original certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $600-$900.

Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain 401. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1864, die 23, NGC AU details / saltwater damage / Douro (designated on label), ex-Jones. Sp-3853; KM-736.2. Interesting

example with light sheen of orange encrustation all over (unusual for this wreck), no damage otherwise. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 16, with original lot-tag #157 and our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #646, with Sedwick photo-certificate. NGC #5906068-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

402. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1871, St.

George reverse, horse with long tail. Sp-3856A; KM-752. 7.98 grams. Bold UNC details with lustrous fields, tiny nick and bump in rim, traces of die-clashing evident on horse side. With Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $500-$750.

403. Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1872, St.

George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Sp-3856A; KM-752. Slightly matte with

tiny bagmarks, rich gold color. NGC #4472337-112. Estimate: $500-$750.

Elingamite, sunk in 1902 off New Zealand

404. Lot of three Great Britain silver coins of

Victoria (halfcrown, florin, shilling) in Lucite display, ex-Malone. 5” x 3”. The halfcrown and florin

are dated 1900 while the 1895 shilling is dated 1895, all lightly corroded and bright from cleaning; these coins were part of a shipment from Australia to several of New Zealand’s banks. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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S.S. City of Roubaix, sunk in 1941 off Piraeus, Greece 405. Turkey, 50 kurus, 1930, series A14, serial 072775, PMG AU 50 / SS City of Roubaix (1941). SCWPM-133. Some minor handling and faint stains, but overall appearance suggests a better grade than the one assigned, bold ink colors throughout. PMG #8059478-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts U.S. Notes

406. USA, legal tender, $2, series 1953, serial A01286202A,

Priest-Humphrey, very rare, ex-Malone. Friedberg-1509. With case:

12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Although this note was a brand-new $2 when it went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, 28 years of ocean water submersion took its toll. The edges are moderately degraded and some staining is present, though the center area remains essentially as made. This is a key rarity from the wreck as the vast majority of notes recovered were $1 silver certificates and Italian 1000 lire. In fact, this is only the second $2 we have seen from the wreck and the first $2 of this particular series. The present lot and most of the following lots represent some of the most difficult (and possibly unique) type notes to come from the wreck; they were purchased from the original 1986 offering of the contents of Andrea Doria’s First Class safe. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $400-$600.

407. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1928B, serial

I77574360B, Woods-Mills, very rare, ex-Malone. Friedberg-1602.

With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. This is the first “funnyback” we have

seen from the Andrea Doria and perhaps the only one recovered. By the time of the sinking, this note would have been in circulation for 33 to 34 years, a long time for a $1 note! Some pre-sinking handling is noted with a vertical fold in the center while ocean water degradation and staining is confined mostly to the left side. Curiously, the serial number and seal of a post-1935 silver certificate has transferred onto the back, likely from being bundled and submerged together in the safe. With original display box, salvager’s certificate and booklet. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $300-$450.

408. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935C, serial M5290710E, Julian-Snyder, ex-Malone. Friedberg-1612. With case:

12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. A more difficult series from the wreck as most of the silver certificates found were from the later 1935E series. Some edge degradation and staining present, with a fair amount of circulation handling as well. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $150-$225.

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409. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935E, serial S56324792H, Priest-Humphrey, ex-Malone. Friedberg-1614. With

case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Choice example of a silver certificate from the

wreck with only a small amount of degradation and staining, the rest of the note untouched by the saltwater with bold blue serial numbers and Treasury seal, teller or cashier’s penciled notation “100” on the front. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $200-$300.

410. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935E, serial J22195115H, Priest-Humphrey, grade “C.” Friedberg-1614. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Moderate edge degradation and staining with

much of the design still present, quite a bit nicer than the grade would suggest. Housed in large, blue-cloth promotional box, with certificate, booklet and DVD. PCGS #80017112. Estimate: $125-$200.

Travelers Cheques 411. American Express, $50 travelers cheque, 19xx (1950s),

serial P37010803, signed by passenger Mary Gomez, exMalone. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. American Express travelers

cheques salvaged from the Andrea Doria are quite scarce. To have a nearly complete high denomination one with such clear passenger’s signatures is a real rarity. Some minor edge degradation and staining is almost entirely confined to the margins, and although the design is somewhat faded, the cheque is fully legible. With original display box, salvager’s certificate and booklet. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $400-$600.

412. American Express, $20 travelers cheque, 19xx (1950s),

serial J21936888, signed by passenger, ex-Malone. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Moderate amount of paper deterioration and stains

around the edges though much of the design is still visible, particularly in a large patch in the center. Many of the Andrea Doria-recovered travelers cheques bear a similar untouched patch most likely due to being bound tightly together, preventing water incursion. A passenger’s name in blue ink is faintly visible along the bottom signature line. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $300-$450.

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413. American Express, $20 travelers cheque, 19xx (1950s),

serial N14939236, ex-Malone. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”.

Very comparable to the prior lot with moderate saltwater damage and staining around the sides, plus an untouched area in the center, with most of the design still legible. With original display box, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $300-$450.

414. American Express, $10 travelers cheque, 19xx (1950s), serial F33178160, signed by passenger James V., ex-Malone.

With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Similar in appearance to the prior two lots and, in fact, probably in the same bundle together when stored in the safe back in 1956. Moderate saltwater damage and staining with an untouched area in the center. Surprisingly, the signatures of the cheque’s original owner can still be seen on the countersignature line at the bottom and the payee line at center (apparently he didn’t need the check anymore and signed it over to himself ). We can make out “James V.” quite clearly but the last name eludes us. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, and booklet. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $300-$450.

Foreign Notes 415. Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $10, 2-1-1937, serial L/T 9234358, Coyne-Towers, very rare, ex-Malone. SCWPM-61c. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. The

first example we have seen of this type from the wreck and one of just four Canadian notes we are aware of. Significant paper degradation and stains around edges yet much of the note’s design is still visible. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $400-$600.

416. Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $5, 1954, serial F/C 2998786, Beattie-Coyne, “Devil’s Face” note, very rare, ex-Malone. SCWPM-68b. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. Not only is this the first Canadian $5 we’ve seen from the Andrea Doria but also it features a rare and popular variety called the “Devil’s Face,” so called for a ghoulish face seemingly visible in the Queen Elizabeth’s hair curls. Paper degradation and staining is present along both sides yet the center part of the note is still bold and legible. With original display box, salvager’s certificate and booklet. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $400-$600.

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417. Italy, Banca D’Italia, 1000 lire, 10-2-1948, serial N165 / 017212, ex-Malone. SCWPM-88a. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”. A much nicer example than usually found from the wreck as the paper used in the Italian notes was strongly susceptible to saltwater damage and staining. A nearly complete note with some minor paper loss in the margins and faint staining, the design still quite bold. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $125-$200.

418. Italy, Banca D’Italia, 500 lire, (1947-48), serial C91 / 071310, ex-Malone. SCWPM-80a. With case: 12-1/2” x 8-1/4” x 2”.

This is the first 500 lire we’ve seen from the wreck as the vast majority of Italian notes salvaged were of the 1000 lire denomination. Its beautiful design is nearly complete with most of the paper degradation and faint stains in the margins. With original display box and salvager’s certificate. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

419. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, motto

PLVSVT in rounded panel, very rare, NGC XF 40, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-6 for type/6b type; Cal-71 type; S-M1; KM-16. 13.40 grams.

A choice coin for any collection, this well-centered, well-struck early type on a large flan retains a (doubled) Gothic R beneath the pillars while subsequent types contained a Latin R. A Latin D (for DEI GRATIA) appears at the end of the shield side legend—just like the end-of-legend that appeared on the three known 8 reales—and this is the only variety of 4 reales to have that legend ending. This was also the first appearance of a retrograde N in legends on both sides. To round out its singularity, this is the only type with denomination 4 showing a curved upper-left edge. One of only four known. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 53 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2017 (lot #21146). NGC #4438912-004. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

420. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, motto PLVS

in rounded panel, “NIDIA” error, rare. Nesmith-6c/6 for type; Cal-71 type; S-M1; KM-16. 13.21 grams. Many details make this an interesting coin. First, it is probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) and hence can be pardoned for having a faint hint of surface corrosion near part of the edge. Second, it contains the very rare spelling error NIDIARVM on the pillars legend. Third, there are identical examples of assayer-P coins (for example, see lot 893 from our Auction 12 of October 2012) making this is a very rare whole-coin die match. Overall it is a well-struck and well-toned AU with lots of desirable traits. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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421. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, motto PLVSV in rounded panel, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-6d/6c; Cal-71 type; S-M1; KM-16. 12.42 grams. Deeply toned

XF with moderate corrosion on part of the edge only (probably “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550). The shield legend retains the later type of retrograde N while the pillars legend does not. All lettering is Latin. Despite the bit of corrosion, all details are legible and well struck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 54 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

422. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales,

Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Latin) at bottom between pillars, motto PLVSVL in rounded panel. Nesmith-6 for type/6c type; Cal-71

Super-big flan, XF with lovely contrasting dark toning around the details (no corrosion). Despite the off-center pillars side with the flan extending past the outer border, every detail is fully legible and bright. Only this shield variety ends with the unusual stop, what Nesmith illustrated as his “punch 9”, which was a hallmark of assayer-R coinage. From the “Golden Fleece wreck,” with Sedwick certificate from 2007, and pedigreed to our Auction 1, with original lot-tag #56. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

type; S-M1; KM-16. 13.45 grams.

423. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P

over erased R at bottom between pillars, motto PLVS in rhomboid panel, extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unl; Cal-70 type; S-M4; KM-unl. 12.49 grams. A

rare example of early assayer P re-using dies of the last assayer-R types with rhomboid panel (for a matching example of assayer R, see lot 179 from our Auction 4 of November 2008); this coin was a go-between until new dies could be cut. Since Nesmith had never seen this variety or other die matches, he can be forgiven for not listing assayer P as the second assayer of the Mexico City mint. The rhomboid panel would be used in all subsequent coinage. This coin has AU details (mostly full legends) with dark toning and light surface corrosion all over making it likely from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 60 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2009, with original lot-tag #439. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

424. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales,

Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to left, mintmark M to right (oPo-oMo), panel leaning left, HISPANIE, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-21; Cal-77 type;

S-M4; KM-17. 12.96 grams. One of the earliest types of assayer-P coinage, the P-M in the 4 reales was unknown to Nesmith. Hallmarks of its early time period are the use of K in place of H, double rondules-in-annulets as stops between words, and HISPANIE in the pillars legend. A bold AU with mostly smooth fields and very light toning, some minor oxidation on pillars side only, this example a good complement to later P coins in any collection. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 62 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of 2012, with original lot-tag #246. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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425. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), panel leaning left, HISPANIARoET, very rare, ex-Jones. Nesmith-26 for type; Cal-74 type; S-M4; KM-17. 13.09 grams. Unique shield

and pillars die combination with the pillars side illustrating the transition from HISPANIARVM to HISPANIE and REG/XE in the legend. Despite some moderate corrosion on the pillars side as from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), this interesting bridge-coin between earlier and later assayer-P emissions has XF details and is lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

426. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P

to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), panel leaning left, HISPANIARVM, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-26 for type; Cal-74 type; S-M4; KM-17. 13.54 grams. A well-

struck XF/AU example of a later assayer P coin with very light toning and full details. The flower ornaments used as stops between words in the legends are the most beautiful design element used exclusively by this assayer. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 64 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stacks Bowers Ponterio auction of January 2013, with original lot-tag #1507. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

427. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer F

to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oFo), panel leaning left, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-16; Cal 73; S-M3; KM-17. 11.47 grams. One of two known examples of

Nesmith’s variety #16, this coin is also one of very few assayer F (not F/P) to come to market. In fact, Ponterio noted in his November 2002 auction that this coin was the first assayer-F 4 reales ever offered at auction. Since then, there have only been four more, three of which we have auctioned. This example has AU details, light surface corrosion and minor edge-loss (probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550). It is a must-have for any advanced collection. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 69 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of November 2002, with original lot-tag #1008. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

428. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, mintmark M to left and mintmark M over assayer F to right (oMo-oM/Fo), very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unlisted; Cal-69 type;

A Nesmith #11 type with the right M mintmark punched over an F from the previous assayer, but unlisted in his catalog since he had never seen a coin with an overassayer. Had he done so, he probably would have put the assayers in the correct order we know today. This scarce type is a choice AU with very light toning, full legends and very minor corrosion at edge (probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” of ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 73 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of November 2002, with original lot-tag #1009. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

S-M2; KM-unl. 13.20 grams.

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429. Mexico City, Mexico, 3 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, no waves, three-bars denomination, crown outside beaded circle, rare, NGC VF details / sea salvaged, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-

Maybe the most interesting of assayer-R coin denominations, with three vertical bars bridged by rounded joining tops, this one struck without retrograde N’s, a characteristic of Nesmith #5d shield legends. The deep dark toning suggests probable sea immersion, but the details are legible and the strike good. This type is much rarer than the three-dot variety, an important addition to any type-collection. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 55 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of January 2005, with original lot-tag #413. NGC #5907772-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 5d type/5d; Cal-101; S-M1; KM-14a. 7.85 grams.

430. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series, assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), panel leaning left, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-25

for type/25b; Cal-123; S-M4; KM-11. 6.63 grams. A

choice AU example with deep, rich toning all over, full details including legends, and most likely from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Its real beauty to specialists, however, lies in its die linkage to coins created by the subsequent assayer F, and it is one of only three known to illustrate that linkage. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 65 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

431. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer F/P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oP/

Fo), panel leaning left, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-15 for type; Cal-110 type; S-M3; KM-unl. 6.64 grams. A choice example from this very elusive assayer who struck coins for only a few months between assayers P and G (presumably in the year 1541, but in any case just before the changeover to “Late Series” in 1542), with less than 50 coins in four denominations still extant, less than a dozen known in 2 reales. A die match to Nesmith #15 except for the assayer-F mark punched over a previous P. Broad flan with full and bold legends, AU- with nice toning, two hairline edge-cracks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 70 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 22, with original lot-tag #521. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

432. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-10; Cal-106; S-M2; KM-11. 6.76 grams. All “Early Series” smaller denominations are elusive, and this example is choice, bold AU

with deep, dark toning and full legends, from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 75 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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433. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early

Series,” assayer R (Gothic) at bottom between pillars, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-3b for type/3b; Cal-133; S-M1; KM-7.

3.27 grams. Like all assayer-R 1R, this example contains mostly Gothic

lettering with at least one exception. In this case, all the A’s are crude save one in IOHA and thus you can easily compare the difference. A choice, bold XF coin with nicely contrasting toning and traces of edge-shaving which shouldn’t affect its inherent value as a scarce commodity. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 57 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Richard Long auction of July 2004 (lot #273). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

434. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), panel leaning left, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

Struck in the later part of assayer P’s tenure (HISPANIARVM and mascles as stops in legends) and the most plentiful of the mintmark/panel leancombinations, this coin is an AXF with attractively contrasting toning, nearly full legends and clear inner details, all on a broad, thin flan. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 66 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Richard Long auction of March 1997 (lot 419). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Nesmith-24d; Cal-153 type; S-M4; KM-7. 3.35 grams.

435. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer F to right,

mintmark M to left (oMo-oFo), panel leaning left, very rare, ex-Rudman, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-14 type; Cal-138; S-M3; KM-unl. Despite the high points on this AXF-details coin being

lightly corroded and mostly toned as from an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, the legends are full and legible, thus we are able to match the dies to an example from the next assayer, G. This assayer F is very hard to find in any denomination, with less than a dozen known in the 1R. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 71 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet (Heritage auction of April 2018, lot #31264. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

436. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom

between pillars, mintmark M over assayer F/P to left, mintmark M to right (oM/F/PooMo), very rare, ex-Jones. Nesmith-9 for type; Cal-135; S-M2; KM-unl. 3.12 grams. Toned VF with full

inner details, legends slightly truncated from edge-shaving, and a few old scratches, its importance the clear M/F/P to left, thus establishing a chronological linkage from P to F to G. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #572. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

437. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom

between pillars, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-9a/9b; Cal-134; S-M2; KM-unl. 3.11 grams. A typical example from this assayer and a difficult denomination to find, AXF with bold lions and castles, traces of luster and toning, light scratches. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 76 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of September 1999 (lot #559). Estimate: $500-$750.

438. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Gothic), very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

Nesmith-2 for type/2; Cal-168; S-M1; KM-6. 1.42 grams. A slightly different va-

riety from lot 443 in our Auction 27 of May 2020, which hammered for $32,500, this coin has the same virtue of being struck from all-Gothic punches brought from Spain, undoubtedly among the first emissions from the Mexico City mint in 1536, a very rare denomination, nontoned VF with scratches and marks on pillars side, nearly full legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 58 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of April 2006, with original lot-tag #380. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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439. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early 440. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-23a; Cal-187 type; S-M4; KM-6.

1.60 grams. A rarer type than those with the left-leaning panel, this right-leaning panel example is a lovely VF with contrasting toning and light sediment around details, full legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 67 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Series,” assayer F/P to right (oMo-oF/Po), very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-13 for type/13; Cal-172 type; S-M3; KM-unl. 1.32

grams. This and the next lot (#441) are die matches, clearly illustrating the order of assayers from P to F to G and one of less than ten in the total assayer-F population to boot. Broad, thin flan with full but uneven details, VG with contrasting toning, weak inner details but the all-important assayer F/P still clear. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 72 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #573. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

441. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G at bottom between pillars, assayer M/F to right (oMo-oM/ Fo), very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith 8a/8 for type; Cal-169; S-M2; KM-unl.

1.48 grams. Only slightly less rare than the previous assayer, this die match to the previous lot (#440) succinctly illustrates the order of assayers from P to F to G. Fine with contrasting dark toning, decent example with fully readable legends and interiors. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 77 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

442. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” no assayer (assayer-G period), king’s name as KAROLVS, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin) Nesmith-XII,i; KM-2; Cal-unl. 4.49 grams. A very hard-to-find coin in any condition, this one with mostly discernible Fine details but typically oxidized surfaces and very dark all over, unusual flan fold-over at top on K side. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 48 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $500-$750.

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Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

443. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), ex-Jones

(Plate and Cover Coin). Nesmith-50e; Cal-81; S-M5; KM-18. 13.62 grams. Big, beautiful UNC with deep toning all over, huge flan extending

well beyond the outer border, slight doubling on shield side. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 80 and back cover of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction #20, with original lot-tag #579. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

444. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), exJones. Nesmith-50 for type; Cal-81; S-M5; KM-18. 13.61 grams. Oversized AU,

completely round flan with spotty toning and traces of encrustation, the shield-side legend ending unlisted in Nesmith. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, and to the Superior auction of 1997, Lot 6550. Estimate: $500-$750.

445. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-50 for type; Cal-81; S-M5; KM-18. 11.67 grams.

AU details with light surface corrosion, brightly cleaned, previously sold as assayer G/A, which cannot be so, nor do the dies make sense for G/R (which is technically possible). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 92 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2007, with original lot-tag #825. Estimate: $250-$375.

446. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), NGC AU 50, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-74; Cal-90; S-M7; KM-18. 13.50 grams. Well-centered strike on a broad flan, deeply toned (low contrast)

with almost complete legends and high grade. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 88 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stack’s Bowers auction of August 2016 (lot #21143). NGC #4333261-011. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

447. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), ex-Kent Ponterio. Nesmith-74; Cal-90; S-M7; KM-18. 13.55 grams. AU- with deep

toning and traces of oxidation on surfaces, full legends and interiors, important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 2010 (lot #7311) and to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of August 2009, lot #9154). Estimate: $600-$900.

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448. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/R to right, mintmark M to left (M-L/R), very rare, ex-Kent Ponterio, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-86

(unlisted overassayer); Cal-unl; S-M9; KM-18. 13.43 grams. Only one of four known L/R coins (per Kent Ponterio in the sale of his collection, which included this coin), all from shipwrecks, hence quite rare and with an important pedigree. AU details with faint traces of luster peeking through light toning (also some dark spots), light surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 98 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of August 2009, with original lot-tag #9159). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

451. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/A to right, mintmark M to left (M-L/A), ex-Jones. Nesmith-86 (unl over- assayer); Cal-unl; S-M9; KM-18. 13.46 grams.

UNC with choice dark toning, well struck with readable legends, clear L/A (no more than scarce but important as establishing the first period of assayer L BEFORE assayer S). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Ponterio auction of June 2002, with original lot-tag #413. Estimate: $600-$900.

452. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-86 for type; Cal-84; S-M9; KM-18. 13.13 grams. 449. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), NGC AU 58. Nesmith-58 type; Cal-79; S-M6; KM-18. 13.90 grams. Well-struck

large flan with full legends and interiors, small flan-crack, choice deep toning. NGC #4333273-005. Estimate: $600-$900.

450. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-58 type; Cal-79; S-M6; KM-18. 13.41 grams. AU details with low-contrast toning, traces of faint surface oxidation as from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 94 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $500-$750.

Deeply toned, AU+ details with traces of faint surface oxidation as from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), broad flan that extends past the outer border in some places. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 101 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $400-$600.

453. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to left, mintmark M to right (S-M), extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unl; Cal-unl; S-M8; KM-18. 11.17

grams. Rarest assayer of the “Late Series” coins and unknown to Nesmith, less than ten known in this denomination and assayer-mintmark combination. XF details with contrasting toning, granular surfaces, very bold assayer and mintmark, two small edge-splits. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 105 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020) and to the Richard Long auction of September 1988 (lot #195). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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454. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/S to right, mintmark M to left (M-L/S), ex-

tremely rare, NGC XF 45, ex-Kent Ponterio, ex-Rudman, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unl; Cal-unl; S-M8; KM-unl. 13.65 grams. This

coin has it all: two important pedigrees, beautiful strike (on a large planchet), rarity (only two known per previous auctions), and connection to the rarest assayer of the “Late Series” coins. While the shield side is slightly off-center, legends are full and well struck, and the toning is very attractive, a prize coin for the discerning collector. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 108 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet (Heritage auction of April 2018, lot #31310) and to the Kent Ponterio collection (Ponterio auction of August 2009, lot #9165). NGC #4173199-019. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

455. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark M to right (L-M), exJones. Nesmith-82 type; Cal-86; S-M9; KM-18. 13.05 grams. Choice broad flan that extends beyond the outer border in places, well-struck XF/ AU with dark toning, traces of surface oxidation, minor doubling on shield-side legend. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Coin Galleries auction of November 2000, with original lot-tag #1147. Estimate: $400-$600.

456. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark M to left (M-O), very rare. Nesmith-unl; Cal-unl; S-M10; KM-unl. 13.74 grams. Bold XF, lightly toned, unlisted in Nesmith and first we have ever seen with mintmark M (not oM) to left in this denomination. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

457. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-110b; Cal-88; S-M10; KM-18. 13.46 grams.

Bold XF with beautiful toning, full legends, unusually well struck for this assayer. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 113 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2014 (lot #458). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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458. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

Nesmith-110b; Cal-88; S-M10; KM-18. 13.10 grams. XF with flat spots on a crudely uneven flan, somewhat silvery. Estimate: $350-$500.

462. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” inverted assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (Minverted G), very rare (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unlisted; Cal-112; S-M5; Very rare and interesting die error with assayer’s initial punched into the die upside-down (unknown to Nesmith and only seven known to us including present example), AU with traces of luster, light toning around elements of design. All examples are the same die and this one is probably the nicest of them all. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 84 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-unl. 6.64 grams.

459. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-110b; Cal-88; S-M10; KM-18. 13.52 grams. Small-flan XF with nice

light toning (good contrast). Estimate: $250-$375.

463. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer R to left, mintmark M to right (R-M), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-73 type; Cal-124; S-M7; KM-12. 6.63 grams.

460. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left, both with o’s above and below (oMo-oGo), king’s name as CHAROLVS, very rare. Nesmith-33 type; Cal 112; S-M5; KM-12. 5.91 grams. First of the “Late Series” varieties with a small circle above and below the mintmark and assayer (reminiscent of “Early Series” coinage), king’s name as CHAROLVS, only three known including this one (two known to Nesmith), AVF with bold legends, somewhat oxidized surfaces but with nicely contrasting dark toning. Estimate: $350-$500.

XF, well-toned pillars side but shield side somewhat splotchy with “horn silver”. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 90 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of February 2002, with original lot-tag #285. Estimate: $300-$450.

464. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-57b type; Cal-109; S-M6; KM-12. 6.76 grams. A

conundrum, as the mintmark A looks like it was struck over something (extra metal?) but it cannot be A/S (A came before) and does not look like A/G. Despite that, it is a lovely VF with nice toning (dark around details). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 95 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $250-$375.

461. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark oM to right (G-oM), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-41 type; Cal-112; S-M5; KM-unl. 6.62 grams.

XF with lightly struck centers, full legends on a very broad flan with edge-split, a few minor marks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 83 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $250-$375.

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465. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-

Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer S to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-S), extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-77 type; CT-128;

Bold XF with deep toning, nearly full details, the very rare assayer-mark crystal clear, few specimens known and even fewer offered at auction. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 106 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #606. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

S-M8; KM-12. 6.77 grams.

466. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-L), exJones (Plate Coin). Nesmith 89c type; Cal-117; S-M9; KM-12. 6.75 grams.

469. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L/O to left, mintmark oM to right (L/OoM), ex-Jones. Nesmith-94 type; Cal-115; S-M9; KM-unl. 6.80 grams. XF+

467. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

470. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Very bold AU- (choice strike) with toning around details, almost full legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 102 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with ANACS photocertificate #IPL177. Estimate: $250-$375.

Series,” assayer O/L to left, mintmark oM to right (O/L-oM), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-105a; Cal-119; S-M10; KM-12. 6.68 grams. Nice VF with attractive, shiny toning, clear O/L. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 114 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $200-$300.

468. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O), exJones. Nesmith-109; Cal-121; S-M10; KM-12. 6.62 grams. Nice VF; doubling

with light scratches and small scrape on pillars side, small dark spots. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Ponterio auction of November 2007, with original lot-tag #591. Estimate: $200-$300.

Series,” no assayer (G) to right, mintmark M to left (M-_), extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin), El Arte de la Platería Plate Coin. Nesmith-unl; Cal-unl; S-M5; KM-unl. 3.30 grams. Beautifully

struck on an exceptionally broad flan with choice full legends and softer centers (VF+ overall), this assayer-less coin is the style of assayer G who was the only “Late Series” assayer to use floral stops (seen in two places In the pillars-side legend). It is unlisted in Nesmith and the only example we’ve ever seen. Nesmith theorized that M-G and G-M coinage was minted about 1545 around the time that the Mexico City mint came under scrutiny by officials sent by Spain to show these officials that the mint could produce a good product, which it clearly could by this example. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 86 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of January 2005, with original lot-tag #438, also Plate Coin on page 428 of El Arte de la Platería Mexicana 500 Años (1989). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

on assayer-mark makes it look a little like a retrograde S, brightly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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471. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

475. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R), NGC XF 45, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-68 type; Cal-155; S-M7; KM-9.

ries,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-84c; Cal-145; S-M9 ; KM-9. 3.39 grams. Choice XF+

472. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

476. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

3.40 grams. Well-rounded with full (albeit somewhat soft) legends, low-contrast toning all over, a very decent example and hard to find in this denomination. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 91 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). NGC #4438910-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

ries,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), ex-Jones. Nesmith-56; Cal-136; S-M6; KM-9. 3.34 grams. Lovely,

full, broad-planchet AXF with deep, contrasting toning on fields. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of March 2011, with original lot-tag #614. Estimate: $300-$450.

473. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A). Nesmith-

XF with traces of luster, light sediment around details, hairline edge-split, neat old pedigree. Pedigreed to the Superior auction of February 1978, with original lot-tag #1438. Estimate: $200-$300.

56a type; Cal-136; S-M6; KM-9. 3.33 grams.

474. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Se-

ries,” assayer S to right, mintmark M to left (M-S), very rare, NGC XF 45, ex-Rudman, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-76; Cal-110; S-M8; KM-9. 3.31 grams. Unlike other denominations from this assayer, there are only M-S coins known, a couple of dozen in all, and a must-have in any collection, this one with the bonus of an important pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 107 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet (Heritage auction of April 2018, lot #31288). NGC #4173198-012. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

with bold full details on both sides, beautifully toned, and while not particularly rare, hard to find as pretty as this. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 103 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 13, with original lot-tag #948. Estimate: $300-$450.

Series,” assayer O/L to right, mintmark M to left (M-O/L), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-100 (unlisted over assayer); Cal-148; S-M10;

KM-unl. 3.42 grams. Rare overassayer (unlisted in Nesmith), XF with readable legends and low toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 110 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2004 (lot #31). Estimate: $200-$300.

477. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark oMo at bottom (oMoG), rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-unl; Cal-174; S-M5; KM-6.5.

1.50 grams. Unlisted variety in Nesmith, large flan with full details,

nicely toned AXF, very attractive piece and scarce type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 87 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $500-$750.

478. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer A to right, o to left, mintmark oMo at bottom (o-oMo-A), pillars-side legend on both sides, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith 63; Cal-171; S-M6; KM-6.5. 1.46 grams. Lovely, broad and round planchet, AXF with contrasting toning, rare error with the pillars-side legend appearing on both sides! Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 97 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2010, with original lot-tag #702. Estimate: $500-$750.

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479. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, o to right,

mintmark M at bottom (L-M-o), rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith 91; Cal-181; S-M9; KM-unl. 1.65 grams. Choice XF+ with lots of details, especially in the interiors, a very nice specimen from this assayer.

Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 104 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $250-$375.

480. Mexico City, Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, oM to left, small o between K and I (oM-o-o), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith 107d; Cal-185; S-M10; KM-unl.

1.59 grams. AXF with traces of luster, typical from this assayer. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated

on page 116 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $200-$300.

481. Mexico City, Mexico, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna,

“Late Series,” no assayer (assayer-G period), M to right on obverse, M to right on reverse, king’s name as CAROLVS, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-7 for type; Cal-132 type; S-M5; KM-3.3. 5.83 grams. Very broad flan,

XF details with typical surface oxidation and patina, rare variety not listed in Nesmith (a 7-type using known dies), coincidental coin orientation, all legends and inner details visible which is unusual for these coins. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 49 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2006 (lot #632). Estimate: $350-$500.

Shield Type

482. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer O to left below mintmark oM, NGC AU 55 (“top pop”), ex-Jones

(Plate Coin). S-M11; KM-43; Cal-661. 27.29 grams. Full and well-detailed shield and cross-lions-castles (“Type B” lions), also full oMO and denomination 8 as well as king’s ordinal II in legend, the peripheries mostly flat otherwise, very lightly toned and desirable as the first collectible “crown” of Mexico, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census, those other two (having sold at auction recently) being of the earlier variety with “Type A” lions. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 144 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #619. NGC #5907772-003. Estimate: $1,000-up.

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483. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F,

floret and pomegranate ornaments in legends, no crossbar in H. S-M12; KM-43; Cal-664. 26.67 grams. Early assayer-F issue with

“Type B” lions and interesting stops in legends consisting of six-point florets on obverse (notably on either side of the clear king’s ordinal II, also with nearly full king’s name displaying two I’s for the H) and pomegranate shapes on reverse, good full shield and crown and cross, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

486. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers

F-oD, variety with 8-F to left and (oMoD) to right, rare. SM14a; Cal-884; KM-unl. 27.16 grams. Good full crown and shield and cross

(“Type D” lions), choice grade (non-toned XF with luster), full 8-F to left but oMoD to right not visible, the peripheries cruder but with partial king’s ordinal (confirmed by the fact that all known examples of this variety are Philip III). Estimate: $200-$300.

487. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer 484. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F,

floret and pomegranate ornaments in legends.

S-M12; KM-43;

Broad, roundish flan with full shield and crosslions-castles (“Type B” lions), clear oMF to left and denomination 8 to right, king’s ordinal II in legend followed by six-point floret, the reverse with full pomegranate-shaped ornament in legend, low-contrast Fine with old scratches at bottom of cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cal-664. 26.48 grams.

485. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F, mintmark as small figure-8 above M and same ornament in legends. S-M12; KM-43; Cal-664. 27.29 grams. Thick and round flan with good full shield and cross (“Type C” lions), nicely toned AVF, an important coin for establishing that this variety with figure-8 ornaments is clearly Philip II and not Philip III, as the king’s ordinal II with flanking ornaments is quite clear. Estimate: $250-$375.

F, fleur ornaments in legends, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-M12a; KM-44.1; Cal-881. 27.05 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-castles

(double-case castles and “Type D” lions) with small old scrape at bottom of shield, bold full oMF to left and denomination 8 to right, clear fleur ornament in obverse legend (which indicates Philip III, a correction to our Auction 20 attribution), toned VF, much more evenly struck than usual. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 146 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #620. Estimate: $350-$500.

488. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (F), fleur ornaments in legends. S-M12a; KM-44.1; Cal-

881. 27.40 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-castles (double-case

castles and “Type D” lions), weak peripheries but with certain fleur in reverse legend, non-toned VF+. Estimate: $175-$250.

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489. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer A. S-M16;

KM-44.3. 27.11 grams. Bold full oMA and denomination 8, full shield and cross,

lightly toned VF with some surface oxidation, partial date 16(??). Estimate: $200-$300.

490. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1615/4F, very rare (three known), NGC AU details / holed, tooled.

S-M17; KM-unl (R44.3 for type); Cal-878. 26.53 grams. Mexican 8R Royals are a sight to behold, as they invariably come on huge and perfectly round flans with full details, no matter the period or assayer. This coin is no exception, with every detail very bold and evenly struck, with lovely toning all over, its high grade maintained despite the inevitable hole at the top of the cross. The exaggerated Spanish 5 in the date for the 1615 issues like this one has always been a source of confusion because it looks more like a backwards 2 than a 5, but the mystery can be solved by noticing the 5 is actually modified from a 4, and in fact the dies match the single-known 1614 example (Lázaro 39), one telltale sign being the presence of odd diamond-shaped ornaments flanking the top of the date’s penultimate digit 1. Of the 1615 issues there are only two others known besides the present coin, all from the same 1614 dies: Lázaro #40 and Herrera #525 (reproduced in Dasí, Burzio and Calbetó, stated as belonging to the Casa de Moneda de Madrid). A beautiful and impressive piece, to be sure, and also quite rare as a type (dated Philip III Mexican 8R Royals). NGC #5908040-001. Estimate: $25,000-up.

491. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1617F, rare. S-M17;

Completely visible date and mintmark, nearly full cross, but otherwise rather crude and with lightly corroded surfaces, toned Fine overall. Pedigreed to our Auction 21, with original lot-tag #404. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-44.3; Cal-902. 24.96 grams.

492. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)634, assayer not visible (D, P or P/D), rare, ex-Concepción (1641), exRudman. KM-45. 24.34 grams. Bold full 34 of date, full oM and most

of shield, cross side mostly corroded, mostly darkly toned, VG overall. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $200-$300.

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493. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P, ex-Concepción 496. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1656P. S-M19; KM-45; (1641), ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1328. 24.41 grams. Bold full

oMP and full 39 of date, nearly full cross (lightly corroded) and shield, steel-gray toning, Fine overall. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $250-$375.

Choice full shield (old scratch near top) and cross-lions-castles, bold full oMP and clear date, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $300-$450.

Cal-1360. 26.57 grams.

497. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1658P, ex-Jones.

494. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1640P, ex-Concepción (1641), ex-Rudman.

S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1330. 25.59 grams. Superb example with very bold full oMP and shield and cross-lions-castles, clear 4 in date, non-corroded XF with nice toning all over. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $350-$500.

S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1363. 21.44 grams. Bottom part of date visible (with tiny edge-split through the 8) directly outside the full and bold oMP, nice full cross, full but partially flat shield, AVF with toning and sediment on fields, clipped long ago on edge below shield (hence the low weight). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

498. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1661P, rare. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1368. 26.15 grams. Full

495. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1641P, ex-Concepción

(1641), ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-1332. 23.33 grams. Full and bold date with possible 1/0, also bold full oM, full but lightly corroded cross, the shield mostly flat, VG overall, nicely toned. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $250-$375.

and clear 61 of date above full oMP, good full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled) but all a bit weakly struck and with very light surface pitting, overall Fine, toned all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

499. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1662P, rare. S-M19;

Round and almost Royal-like flan with bold full 166 of date, the final digit somewhat effaced by doubling but clearly a 2, full but mostly weak shield and cross, deeply toned Fine. Estimate: $500-up. KM-45; Cal-1369. 26.80 grams.

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500. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)68G, rare. S-M20; KM-46; Cal-

Bold full oMG and 68 of date, choice cross and shield, the latter somewhat flattened by a hammer-blow to the edge (as made), VF overall. Estimate: $600-$900.

628. 26.42 grams.

501. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1713J, unique, ex-Rudman. S-M22; KM-unl (R47 for type); Cal-1366. 27.02 grams. As previously stated for the other two big Mexican Royals in this sale (lots 21 and 490), there is just nothing so impressive as one of

these massive round coins with full and perfect details, and unlike the other two lots this piece has the distinction of being the ONLY ONE KNOWN, not listed in Lázaro or any other historical references. The closest to it are a handful of known 1711s, but the dies for those are clearly different, particularly with the addition of cross-shaped ornaments at the four “corners” of the shield, an aspect of the 1713 8 escudos Royal as well (lot 21). Also commensurate with the gold is the fact that this is the last issue of a rustic style, as the Royals from 1714 forward are significantly sharper in style and execution (which some believe indicates manufacture by machine), including more polished-looking fields than 1713 and earlier. In any case, the present (unique) 8R example is holed at top as usual and shows some light wear (XF) but is perfectly struck with medallic alignment and exact centering, light toning all over, some green and white sediment in crevices. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $25,000-up.

502. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)715(J), with tiny chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. S-M22; KM-47; Cal-

Bold full 715 of date due to 20% off-center strike on obverse, most of shield and cross visible, the latter with five tiny chops, low-contrast VF with flat peripheries. Estimate: $500-$750. 1402. 26.83 grams.

503. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)728(D), rare. S-

M23a; KM-47; Cal-1414. 27.23 grams. Square flan with bold full 28 of date

(only the third example we have offered), full cross, crudely struck VG with very dark toning and oxidation all over as from burial. Estimate: $250-$375.

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507. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IIII to right.

504. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R, ex-Rudman.

S-M24; KM-47a; Cal-1416. 27.34 grams. Choice specimen with full and bold date and oMR, excellent full cross, lovely toning, typically flat peripheries, AVF overall. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-M11; KM-36; Cal-505. 12.56 grams. Full shield and cross and nearly full crown, full oMO and denomination o-IIII, nice Fine with toned fields, probably lightly shaved around edge long ago. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Spring 1999, item #178. Estimate: $125-$200.

508. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below denomination oIIII to right, mintmark oM to left.

Choice full shield and crown and cross-lions-castles (AU details) but with light surface corrosion all over, patchy light toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-M11; KM-36; Cal-503. 12.39 grams.

505. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a;

Oddly elongated flan with 100% full and bold date and oMF, nearly full cross, Fine+ with nicely contrasting toning, plugged hole in point below shield, somewhat scarce as non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Money Co. auction of September 1985 (lot #1121). Estimate: $150-$225.

Cal-1427. 26.63 grams.

509. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below denomination oIIII to right, mintmark oM to left. S-M11; KM-36; Cal-503. 12.94 grams. Odd-shaped flan with hairline 506. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IIII to right, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-M11; KM-36; Cal-505. 13.66 grams. Broad,

edge-split, choice full shield (slightly doubled) and cross-lions-castles but with trace of surface porosity, light toning in crevices. Estimate: $125-$200.

round flan with well-detailed full crown and shield and cross-lionscastles, full oMO to left and denomination o-IIII to right, lightly toned VF+ with small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 145 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $200-$300.

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510. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F below mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IIII to right.

Round flan with choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, full king’s ordinal II, denomination not visible, much legend including full king’s ordinal II and HISPANIARVM without crossbar in H, VF with toning in crevices, minor surface porosity. Estimate: $150-$225.

S-M12; KM-36; Cal-508. 13.34 grams.

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511. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer F, unique error with last letter of king’s name S punched over V. S-M12a; KM-37.1; Cal-745. 13.65 grams. Broad flan with edge-split, choice full cross-lions-castles, full but doubled shield, bold full oMF, interesting error in legend followed by figure-8 ornament, toned XF. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Winter 2002-3. Estimate: $150-$225.

513. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)638/7(P), very rare, ex-Concepción (1641), ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-unl (38 for

type); Cal-unl. 11.62 grams. Very bold 38 of date with fairly clear 8/7 (first we have seen in this denomination), full cross but partial shield due to peripheral flatness, light corrosion (thin on part of edge), Fine details, lightly toned. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $200-$300.

514. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1639/8P, very rare,

ex-Concepción (1641), ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-unl (38 for type); Calunl. 13.28 grams. Choice specimen for this wreck (100% corrosion-free),

512. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer with very bold full date and obvious overdate (first we have seen in this F (style of 1613-17). S-M17; KM-37.2. 13.71 grams. Good full cross

and nearly full shield, clear mintmark and 16 of date and bottom tip of assayer F, deeply toned AVF with flat areas. Estimate: $125-$200.

denomination), full oMP, nearly full cross, deeply toned Fine on an odd flan (squarish with four points, one blunted, the sides beveled as made, also somewhat convex. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $250-$375.

515. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1730/28/5R/D, PHILIPPVS/LVDOVICVS, unique, ex-Rudman.

S-M24; KM-unl; Cal-unl (cf 1075). 13.36 grams. Typically choice strike and flan, like all later Mexican Royals, struck in medallic alignment with precise centering and no doubling (some believe by machine), this specimen also beautifully toned in XF grade with two old holes (one at top and one at bottom). Fascinatingly, this piece also exhibits multiple re-use of dies dating back to Louis I, and the argument can be made that ALL larger Royals (excluding the 1/2R) after 1725 were made from dies originally engraved in that year. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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516. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (F). KM-37.2. 6.78

grams. Choice full shield and cross, bold denomination ii to right, attractively toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Econo-Coin Co. auction of January 1984 (lot #646). Estimate: $125-$200.

517. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (1)614(F), rare. S-M17; KM-unl (32.2 for type); Calunl. 6.44 grams. Full and bold 14 of date (missing in Banco de Mexico collection, which has all the

dates prior) with penultimate digit evidently punched over a 6 in error, also full mintmark oM, nearly full shield and cross, nicely toned VF with a few minor dark spots. Estimate: $200-$300.

518. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1615/4F, unique, ex-Rudman. S-M17; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 6.33 grams. Extremely

broad and thin flan (1-1/4”) extending beyond the outer borders, with typically complete and well-struck design in medallic alignment, also attractively toned and no worse than XF for wear, four holes at the ends of the cross. Best we can tell, this piece is unique (unlisted in Calicó), and like the 8R Royal 1615 in this same auction (lot 490), the dies are re-engraved from 1614, with obvious 5/4 overdate. Curiously, this 2R also has the king’s name misspelled as PHILLIPPVS (two L’s) and shows HIPANIARVN (missing the S, and N for M at end) in cross-side legend. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

519. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1635P, rare, exConcepción (1641), ex-Rudman. S-M19; KM-unl (33 for type); Cal-unl.

6.11 grams. Exceptionally full and bold 635 of date, the oMP weaker

but also all there, with good full cross, full but weak shield, nicely toned Fine with light surface corrosion and hairline edge-split. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $200-$300.

520. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O

to left, mintmark oM to right. S-M11; KM-26; Cal-226. 3.42 grams. Choice UNC with full and well-detailed shield and cross, some legend and most of crown, lustrous all over (no toning), exceptional grade for a cob. Estimate: $150-$225.

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521. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real Royal (galano), 1611/10/09F/A, unique, ex-Rudman. S-M17; KM-unl (R27.2 for type); Cal-unl (cf 480). 2.87 grams. As mentioned for the previous Royal lots in this auction, Mexican Royals are generally perfectly struck in medallic alignment

on broad flans, and the present coin is an even more extreme example, as the flan is stretched so thin (beyond the outer borders on both sides) as to have cracked from the top to about halfway into the center, while still retaining full details and remaining stable, despite the additional stress of a plugged hole outside the right arm of the cross (no doubt located there because of the crack). Otherwise it is a beautiful coin, with lovely toning setting off the XF details, with very bold 1/0 overdate for the final digit and with (faint) 1/0 for the penultimate digit as well, in addition to the faint overassayer F/A, unlisted in references and the only specimen known to us (unless the clean-date 1611F found in Calicรณ refers to this coin), also extremely rare as a type (Philip III) and one of very few Mexican 1R Royals in existence at all. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

522. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1611/10/09F/A. S-M17; KM-unl (27.2 for type); Cal-unl (cf 394).

1.68 grams. Broad flan with full and clear date and overdate, the F/A to right weaker but expected, also full mintmark oM to left, good full monogram and crown, full but crude cross, darkly toned VF with trace of porosity on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

523. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)30(D), very rare. S-M18a; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl.

1.47 grams. Bold full 30 of date (first we have seen or heard of ), nearly full monogram and cross, peripherally

flat and very darkly toned, Fine for wear. Pedigreed to the Econo-Coin Co. auction of January 1984 (lot #647). Estimate: $125-$200.

524. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1642(P), very rare. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.75 grams. Typically crude but with full and fairly clear 42 of date (possibly 2/1 or 2/0), first we have seen or heard

of but one of two known according to the consignor, also with bold full mintmark oM, nearly full cross despite peripheral flatness, About Fine with orange sediment on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

525. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)43(P), very rare. S-M19; KM-unl (22 for type); Cal-unl. 1.50 grams. Bold 43 of date (consignor states overdate 3/2, but we cannot confirm that, the characteristic shape of

the 3 distinct from a 5 in any case), first we have seen, with most of monogram and good full cross, toned Fine. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2003 (lot 449, attributed to 1645). Estimate: $125-$200.

526. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)93(L), very rare.

S-M21; KM-unl (23 for type); Cal-153.

1.40 grams. Full 3 of date next to nearly full crown, most of monogram and cross, nicely toned XF with flat

peripheries, neat shape (triangle with bulging sides). Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of February 1994 (item #9 on p. 10). Estimate: $100-$150.

527. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1721J, ex-Rudman. S-M22; KM-R24; Cal-

XF with choice full details (and medallic alignment) as usual, with two holes at edge (top and bottom), the fields darkly toned for high contrast. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $400-$600.

200. 1.65 grams.

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528. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1724D, Philip V, rare. S-M22a; KM-unl (R24

Typical full details and well-centered strike in medallic alignment, toned XF+ with some heavy marks on both sides and holed at top as usual, only the second example of this year we have seen (unlisted) under Philip V as opposed to Louis I. Estimate: $400-$600.

for type); Cal-unl (Type 51). 1.63 grams.

529. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Louis I, assayer D, monogram punched over Philip V

(very rare). S-M23; KM-25. 1.53 grams. Most of cross and crown and monogram, the last-mentioned with clear evidence of P inside the backwards D at the left side of the monogram, weak but certain oMD (possibly D/J), toned AVF. Estimate: $250-$375.

530. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1726D. S-M23a; KM-R24; Cal-204. 1.55 grams. High grade (XF+) but with encrustation around details and cross side unusually doubled and slightly off-center (still medal-aligned), tiny hole at top. Estimate: $500-$750.

531. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1730/28R/D, very rare, ex-Rudman.

S-M24; KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-209. 1.45 grams. Broad flan (a bit wavy) with typical full details in medal alignment, bold overdate and overassayer (listed in references, but with much higher values), slightly off-center reverse, triangular hole at bottom, VF with patchy black toning. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $500-$750.

532. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1730F, very rare, ex-Rudman. S-M26;

KM-unl (R24 for type); Cal-unl (Type 51). 1.60 grams. Broad flan with typical full details in medal alignment (in fact, the design so broad as to allow for the abbreviation HISPANI instead of the usual HISP on reverse), VF+ with usual hole at top (worn from wear), contrasting toning on fields, first specimen of this assayer we have ever heard of. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $500-$750.

Klippes 533. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross side. KM-107. 26.50 grams. Attractively toned AXF with all

important data full (date, mintmark, assayer, denomination) as well as a complete full shield and cross-lions-castles, the countermark (XF) also full and well detailed, holed outside the right end of the cross in a blank peripheral area. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Lima Silver Cobs Early Pillars Type 534. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II,

assayer R (small) to left, motto PLVSV-L, legends HISPA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-10.1; Cal-495. 12.73 grams. Choice

bold interior details with contrasting toning, much legend, XF+ with trace of surface oxidation. Estimate: $500-$750.

535. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R to left, motto PL-VSVL-T, legends HISPANIA / NIARVM. S-L1; KM-10.1;

Cal-495. 12.52 grams. Broad, round flan with nearly full legends, nicely

toned fields, weaker centers (as made) but XF overall, minimal surface corrosion. Estimate: $500-$750.

537. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R to right (small), motto PL-VSV-TR, legends HISPA / NIARVM, rare. S-L1; KM-

Bold and well-centered full interior details (XF or so) with much legend including full king’s name, darkly toned on fields, hint of surface oxidation. Assayer to right is generally rare in this series. Estimate: $350-$500.

8: Cal-484. 5.48 grams.

536. Lima, Peru, 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, 538. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to motto PL-VSVL-R, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

S-L1; KM-unl;

Cal-unl. 6.37 grams. Full and well-detailed shield and pillars-and-waves, off-center strike, bold XF details with traces of surface oxidation, some encrustation, dark toning around details, rare motto with the missing T probably covered by or incorporated into the pillar somehow. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 128 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 7, with original lot-tag #914. Estimate: $350-$500.

left, motto as PL-VSV-TR (no L) above denomination (dot), legends HISPA / NIARVM, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L1; KM-6;

Cal-630. 3.06 grams. Broad flan with much legend and full inner details but with much flatness (as struck), otherwise VF, faintly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 129 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #971. Estimate: $200-$300.

539. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left, legends HISPAN / IARVM, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L1;

Impressively complete, round flan with 100% full details, the pillars side somewhat doubled and the RI side deeply toned, slightly porous VF overall. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 130 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $350-$500.

Cal-Type 62. 1.60 grams.

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540. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left, legends HIS / SPANIARVM, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L1; KM-1; Cal-761. 0.43 gram. Thin and corroded from salvage (like nearly all known specimens) but with all of the legends and inner details full and sharp (which is rare), overall VF with dark, contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 132 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $500-$750.

Shield Type

541. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-8 (flat-top) to left, *-oD to right, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-655. 27.25 grams. The production of Lima assayer Diego de la Torre is among the most well

crafted of all hand-struck colonial coinage, but condition is another matter, as his coinage was circulated and lost in hoards and shipwrecks just like other cobs. This coin is the exception, with such sharp details and even bright mint luster to merit its designated grade of MS 62, a full four points higher than any other 8R of the type in the NGC census. Well centered on a full flan, with all details—but particularly the interiors—100% defined, the only exceptions being a couple weak spots in the crown and legends, as well as minor doubling on the *-oD to the right of the shield. With pedigree back to 1997 but clearly very well preserved for centuries before that, a true “wonder coin” in an already popular and highly sought series. Pedigreed to the SBC (Zurich) auction of September 1997, with original lot-tag #2315. NGC #5908022-001. Estimate: $1,500-up.

542. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 543. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-8 (flat-top) to left, (*-oD) to right. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-655.

26.95 grams. Typically well-detailed XF with particularly bold cross-

lions-castles, nearly full crown and legends, double-struck at upperright of shield and with light surface porosity under faint toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Torre, P-8 to left, *-oD to right, NGC AU 55, ex-Jones. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-655. Very broad, round flan with bold full legends and crown,

choice full shield and full but slightly weaker cross-lions-castles, lightly toned (dark spot near edge), actually tied for second finest in NGC census behind the Mint State example offered above (lot 541). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #4488416-011. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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544. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 546. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer oD/X below Torre, *-8 to left, P-oD to right, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L4; KM-14; Cal-654. 27.44 grams. Broad flan with choice full cross and shield

(the latter slightly doubled), nearly full legends and crown, attractively toned XF. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 152 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $600-$900.

mintmark P to right, * above denomination ii to left, rare.

S-L4; KM-9; Cal-337. 6.84 grams. Lightly toned AU with superb full cross-

lions-castles and fully detailed shield in addition to flanking elements, which are slightly doubled but display the oD/X overassayer very clearly, not much legend, still choice overall. With original Freeman Craig tag from 1987. Estimate: $350-$500.

545. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 547. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de Torre, P-4 to left, *-oD to right. S-L4; KM-11; Cal-501. 13.66 grams.

Lustrous and high grade (AU details) but with polished surfaces and also somewhat double-struck, still with sharp inner elements (shield and cross-lions-castles) and much crown and legend, nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

la Torre, P to left and * to right of castle, ex-Jones. S-L4; KM-2; Cal-101. 0.88 gram. Broad-flan AXF with toned fields, somewhat scarce

as non-salvage, both crowns full and interior data clear (the mintmark * rather bold). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

“Star of Lima” Type

548. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, Series II (star with three surrounding dots, mintmark L-M, denomination-assayer 8-V on both sides), rare, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L5; KM-

18.1; Cal-1247. 27.24 grams. Good full cross and full waves, full details between pillars (mintmarks and dates) with clear 8•V• flanking the outsides, part of king’s name in legend, nicely toned and exceptional grade for the type despite flat areas, slightly doubled all over, particularly rare as non-salvage. (Note: Since the vast majority of this type come from shipwrecks, only two examples appear in the NGC census with numeric grades, the other being a different variety and seven grades lower at XF 40. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 154 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-tag #286. NGC #5907772-002. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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549. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, “Star of Lima” type, 1659V, * over LIMA over 1659

in center, •V• to left, •2• to right, very rare, ex-Jones. S-L5; KM-16; Cal-839. 3.51 grams. Broad flan with full pillars containing bold LIMA and 1659, with clear but weaker assayer V to left and denomination 2 to right, also nearly full cross but peripheries flat and somewhat thin (probably from the Consolación of 1681), XF details otherwise and with contrasting toning in crevices. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #813. Estimate: $600-$900.

550. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1659(V), “Star of Lima” Type, rare. S-L5; KM-unl; Cal-545. 1.13 grams. Good full monogram and cross in a distinctive style confirmed by clear date at 11 o’clock on cross side (very rare thus), salvaged VF with toning in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction 4 (lot #671). Estimate: $350-$500.

Pillars and Waves

553. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1740V. S-L22; KM-34a; Cal-1317. 27.40 grams. Typically thick and chunky with flat peripheries but

551. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1686R, ex-Bir, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L7; KM-24; Cal-591. 27.18 grams. Bold full cross and pillars-

bold centers, curious blue and orange toning, VF overall. Estimate: $250-$375.

and-waves despite flat areas, the peripheries also flat and with two small edge-splits, two dates and assayers and mintmarks, AVF with toning around details. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 158 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Mark Bir collection (our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #828). Estimate: $300-$450.

554. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1741V. S-L22; KM-34a; Cal-1320. 27.16 grams. Chunky flan with flat peripheries but bold center of cross

and most of pillars featuring clear date and bold assayer, deeply toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

552. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1687R, ex-Portolà. S-L7; KM-

24; Cal-592. 27.57 grams. Good full pillars (well centered, the top of the right pillar particularly well defined), full but doubled cross, two dates, three assayers, toned VF. Pedigreed to the Portolà collection (Aureo and Calicó auction of December 2019, lot #335). Estimate: $250-$375.

555. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1742V. S-L22; KM-34a; Cal-1321. 26.74 grams. Chunky, squarish flan with full pillars and most of cross,

clear date and two assayers, toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

556. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1752R, extremely rare final date of Lima cobs, PCGS XF45, finest and only example in either PCGS or NGC censuses. S-L23; Typically very crude flan (per the period, requiring an extra thick slab from PCGS), somewhat rectangular, with good centers but peripheries flat, the assayer full and clear but the date manifest as just the tops of three digits on both sides (still certain), in fact only the second example we have seen (the other sold by Aureo in May 2014 for $1225), in addition to a single-known Royal (Calicó #440), in any case a very important piece for collectors of “first and last dates” within each series. PCGS #39687060. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

KM-unl (44 for type); Cal-450. 27.92 grams.

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557. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1697H, rare. S-L13; KM-23; Cal-472. 13.36 grams. Choice

full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, well-centered strike with two dates and mintmarks, three assayers, lightly toned XF with tiny edge-split. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of August 1989 (lot #1299). Estimate: $600-$900.

558. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1706R, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L16; KM-32; Cal-717. 6.85 grams.

Superb full cross-lions-castles and pillars (the tops complete) set off by darkly toned fields, two dates and three assayers, flat peripheries, XF overall. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 157 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $250-$375.

559. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1725, Louis I, rare. S-L20a; KM-A39; Cal-3. 1.09 grams. Bold full monogram with full date below, nearly full cross, AVF with darkly toned fields, highly sought for its clear Louis I attribution (posthumous). Estimate: $100-$150. 560. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1733N, very rare, NGC XF details / holed. S-L21; KM-unl; Cal-unl (Type 47). 1.58 grams. Broad,

round flan with choice full interior details but very little in the periphery (still unmistakably a presentation issue), deeply toned around the elements, with inevitable hole below cross, unlisted in references (in fact the first we have ever seen or heard of ). NGC #5902400-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Shield Type

Potosí Silver Cobs

561. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer M to left, very rare, ex-Atocha Research Collection (Plate Coin). S-P2; KM-5.1; CT-141

(under Lima). 25.77 grams. Broad flan with choice full shield side including full legends and nearly full crown, lightly corroded and slightly doubled cross side (AU details), nicely toned, overall a very illustrative coin for early Potosí with clear first-issue diagnostics like ISPANIARVM (no H), DEI G instead of D.G, tight-dot borders, lower loop in crown, deep tressure dimples around the cross, Seville lions, etc., so numismatically important but also of prime interest for treasure collectors (despite the lack of tag or certificate) as plated in the 1988 Christie’s catalog for the Atocha Research Collection (Plate No. 3, coin 18). Also far superior to Sellschopp #28, with which it is an exact die-match. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

562. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd

period), “Great Module,” ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-P6; KM-5.1;

Cal-672. 27.21 grams. Nice VF with 100% full inner details and crown as well as nearly full legends on a typically broad flan, with contrasting toning in crevices, odd spot of extra metal (as made) near edge at about 8 o’clock on reverse, die-match with Sellschopp #148 (Paoletti #66). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 167 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #736. Estimate: $600-$900.

564. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd

period), king’s name misspelled as PHILPPVS.

S-P6; KM-5.1;

The misspelling error on this coin (lacking the second I in the king’s name) is unlisted in both Sellschopp and Paoletti but is very similar to three examples without the error that we have handled in the past (Auction 13 lot #1137, Auction 19 lot #767 and Auction 25 lot #744), basically defined as Sellschopp #149 but with tall standing lion for Brabant in shield, clearly within the “Great Module” period but slightly smaller, still with full crown and nearly full legends in addition to the sharp and full inner elements, lightly toned XF+ with a few dark spots, neat old pedigree (plated in catalog). Pedigreed to the Christensen auction of April 1972, with original lot-tag #2125. Estimate: $500-$750.

Cal-672. 27.14 grams.

563. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), “Great Module,” ex-Gardini. S-P6; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 27.43

grams. Exceptionally broad flan (even for a Great Module) with 100% full legends and crown in addition to the typically choice full interiors, also attractively toned and remarkably medal-aligned, XF for wear but with hole at top, this exact obverse die missing in Sellschopp and Paoletti (but we have sold other examples). Pedigreed to the Marco Gardini collection (our Auction 19, lot #767), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

565. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), “Great Module.” S-P6; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 27.34 grams. Full

legends and crown and choice full interiors on a large flan, XF with toned fields, essentially the same as Sellschopp #146 (Paoletti #68). With photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 26 (lot #454). Estimate: $400-$600.

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566. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period, “Great Module”), NGC XF 45. S-P6; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 27.27 grams. Typically broad flan with full legends, most of crown and

choice interiors, nicely toned (a few dark spots), essentially the same as Sellschopp #149 (Paoletti #65). NGC #4485805-019. Estimate: $350-$500.

569. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5; Cal-672. 27.26 grams. Choice full shield and cross (the latter slightly off-center) and crown, some legend, VF with nicely contrasting toning, plugged hole at bottom of cross. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

567. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below 570. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer C, rare. erasure, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin).

S-P5; KM-5.1; Cal-671.

27.03 grams. Exceptionally broad flan (almost 1-3/4”) that extends

beyond the outer border of dots in places (like above the full crown, which is most unusual), with bold full legends and inner details, all deeply toned with a slight hint of surface oxidation here and there and very minor doubling, AXF overall and highly sought as the rare issue of assayer C using dies from 2nd-period B (“Great Module”), whose initial is believed to be inside the erasure. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 166 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

S-P16; KM-10; Cal-unl. 27.27 grams. Broad, out-of-round flan with choice

full shield, full but weaker cross, clear P-C (the right side of the C touching the shield), AXF with traces of surface corrosion. Estimate: $200-$300.

571. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-929.

25.14 grams. Bold bottom half of date, nearly full shield and cross, clear mintmark and assayer despite doubling, crude peripheries due to corrosion and patchy toning, VF details. Estimate: $200-$300.

568. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th

period), ex-Jones. S-P12; KM-5.1; Cal-672. 26.88 grams. Bold full shield and cross (both fully detailed), bold P-B and denomination o-VIII, some crown but not much legend, attractively toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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572. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (T, ca. 1622), upper half of shield and quadrants of cross transposed, ex-Panama Hoard. KM-19. 26.58 grams. Bold full

cross and choice full shield (both with egregious transpositions, also with lions and castles transposed in the shield) set off by contrasting orange sediment on fields, slightly uneven and out-of-round flan, XF overall. From the ca.-1629 “Panama Hoard.” Estimate: $150-$225.

573. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca.

1622), quadrants of cross transposed. S-P21a; KM-19. 27.24 grams.

Attractively toned AXF with choice full shield and cross (lions and castles transposed on both obverse and reverse), some bold legend (including king’s ordinal IIII), doubled but fairly certain mintmarkassayer P+T (could be overassayer P/T). Estimate: $150-$225.

575. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)630T. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-

1455. 27.04 grams. Very

bold and choice shield and cross-lions-castles, clear bottom half of date, also bold full •P•T and clear •8•, small area of peripheral doubling, AU- with very lightly toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

576. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)631T, cross-fleury ornament after date. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1456. 26.92 grams. Full and

well-detailed shield and cross-lions-castles, bold final digit and partial 63 of date followed by complete cross-fleury, full •P•T• and clear crossfleury above denomination, low-contrast XF with minor flan-crack. Estimate: $175-$250.

577. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1633T.

S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-

Bold full •P•T, good full cross-lions-castles (well centered) with parts of all four digits of date at very edge, full but weaker shield with natural flan-crack near center, lightly toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

1458. 27.47 grams.

574. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1629T, denomination 8,

fine-dot borders, NGC XF 45. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1454. 26.60 gams.

Excellent full cross-lions-castles with clear bottom half of date visible in legend, also well-detailed (albeit slightly doubled) full shield with P-T to left and denomination 8 to right, nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction 26, with original lot-tag #475. NGC #4425884-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

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Featuring the “Royal” Collection of Fine Galanos of Potosí, Bolivia

As we have seen from previous lots in this auction, round and perfectly struck presentation pieces traditionally called Royals, now also known as galanos, originated at the Mexico City mint as early as the late 1500s. Recent tradition has maintained that this concept migrated south and began at Potosí in the year 1630, but, as we will show, it was actually implemented in Potosí a few years earlier. According to research by Carlos Lazo García, updated and further analyzed in Glenn Murray’s book Guia de la cantidades acuñadas / Cecas de Potosí y Lima (2016), the first mention of special silver coins made in Potosí is in 1626, when mint documents refer to the manufacture of an unspecified higher category of coinage at a yield of 66 reales per marco (the Castilian mark, equivalent to 230 grams), as opposed to the 67 reales per marco for regular silver coinage, the 1-real difference presumably being the cost for the special production. In subsequent years such coinage was noted by a stated yield of eight pesos (i.e., eight 8 reales, or 64 reales total) plus 2 reales per marco, which is the same amount. The actual term “galano” does not appear in the Potosí mint documentation until 1646. In 1652, when the coinage design changed after mint fraud, documents show a new, lower yield for galanos: 64 reales (or eight pesos) per marco, equating to a production cost of 3 reales per marco for these special coins. By 1664, the term galanos is used exclusively, rather than referring to these special coins by their yield per marco. For each year the documents show how many partidas (batches) of silver were dedicated to this special, higher-cost coinage. Significantly, several spans do not specifically cite the manufacture of any galanos, namely in 1647-51, 1665-78 and 1702-23. This is a problem because so many of the galanos known to exist today are from those date ranges, although, as Murray points out, lack of citation in documents does not guarantee the coins were not made. Furthermore, several years with documented production of galanos are not represented by known specimens today, like 1626 for example, although melting or loss in hoards or shipwrecks could be to blame in those cases. Suffice to say the numbers don’t match, so we continue to seek answers, while acknowledging that the extra expense for galanos and the name itself do indicate direct connection to the round (and perhaps also the heart-shaped) issues we see and admire today. But there is actual evidence of pre-1630 galanos from Potosí, somehow overlooked by many current experts. In Sellschopp’s 1971 grand opus, Las acuñaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí, he describes and shows a photo of a round presentation 8 reales dated 1627 (coin #550), which he stated was “in a private collection in Lima.” We have also heard of at least one smaller-denomination galano from the late 1620s. The period of 1623-1626 is by all accounts the nadir of quality from the Potosí mint, so we suspect the galano idea came along at a time when some improvement was needed anyway. Indeed, the coins visibly improved greatly as early as 1628. No doubt the galanos started out somewhat crude in 1626 and then by 1630 turned into the gorgeous “true royals” we see today. As one numismatist surmised, most likely the galanos were being made on an “ad hoc” basis until 1630. A fascinating by-product of the documentary research into galanos, primarily the work of Bolivian researcher Daniel Oropeza Alba (who assisted Murray in publishing original documents), is the revelation of actual names ordering these special coins from the mint. These names are typically government officials and wealthy individuals, lending support to the idea that galanos were for presentation purposes only and not meant to circulate. It also dispels the long-criticized (and wholly unfounded) idea that these coins were meant for the king specifically. The nickname “Royals,” however, is still popular for these coins and is just as much a numismatic term as “cob” is for what most Spanishspeaking numismatists would call macuquinas. In the offerings to follow we present a selection of some of the finest Potosí Royals ever offered, all certified and graded by NGC, from a collection that concentrated on the demanding task of covering all the types (kings and denominations).

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578. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1637TR, denomination VIII vertically, very rare, NGC XF

40, finest known. S-P27; KM-R19a; Cal-1397. 27.41 grams. This coin presents rarity and quality on so many levels: Notably rare as a type, like all Potosí shield-type Royals, this also happens to be the only specimen WITHOUT a hole or other major problem of only four known (needless to say, it is the finest and only graded example in the NGC census). Also beautifully struck and deeply toned, with full details except for the very tops of the letters and numbers in the legends, a die-match with Lázaro #96 (rated at rarity R4), and a total antithesis to the crude (and often debased) regular issues of this period. Pedigreed to our Auction #9 (lot #1146). NGC #5902400-003. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

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579. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1641FR, with Guatemala sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross, very rare, NGC XF details / holed, c/s XF standard, ex-Stuart. S-P28; KM-unl (R19a for type); Cal-unl (cf 1384). 25.95

grams. An impressively huge-flan example, extending past the outer borders, with 100% full legends as a result (the characteristic retrograde D

of D.G quite evident), attractively richly toned all over, holed at the bottom of the cross / left of the shield, with some minor doubling only on the shield side, which is a die-match with Lázaro #102 (rarity R4), but curiously the cross side is different and evidently unique, with corrected date (as the others show the 6 as a 0) and with two back-to-back fleurs punched vertically over the same horizontally following the date in the legend. Also of note is the fact that this piece and the others with the same obverse exhibit a Portuguese escutcheon in place of Flanders-Tirol in the shield (also known on a few non-Royal issues); in recent studies on Potosí galanos (soon to be published), Bolivian researcher Daniel Oropeza Alba has discovered a link with the Portuguese neighborhood within Potosí known as the “Lusitanos” that suffered persecution and dispossession of property as a result of the Portuguese revolution of 1640, which ended Spanish control and restored the Portuguese throne under the Duke of Braganza (João IV). Last but not least, this is the only known example with a Guatemala countermark, here represented by two clear, offset punches near the center of the cross. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #5902400-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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580. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1651E, with crowned-•F• countermark (four dots) on shield, very rare, NGC VF details / holed, Yriarte Plate Coin, Sellschopp Plate Coin. S-P36; KM-R19b; Cal-1395. 26.72 grams. The final-known date of

Potosí shield-type Royals (which are already rare as a type), represented by just a handful of examples from two different assayers (the other being O) and several different dies (the present coin not a match with Lázaro), about half of which exhibit revaluation countermarks (to circulate at 7-1/2 reales as opposed to the mandated reduction to 6 reales without countermark), which were actually not supposed to be applied to Royals at all since Royals were not meant to circulate. Like the other known examples, this coin is on a smaller flan than prior dates, its shield side missing the legend at bottom as a result (choice full crown at top, however), yet the cross side is perfectly centered and fully detailed, also with nice rich toning all over and desirably medal-aligned, with hole at top, the countermark in the shield nearly full and quite clear. Plate Coin #560 in Sellschopp’s Las acunaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí (1971) and Plate Coin #962 in Yriarte’s Catálogo de los reales de a ocho (1965). NGC #5902400-004. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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581. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st

period) below mintmark P to left, top-right lion punched over castle on reverse. S-P3; KM-4.2; Cal-522. 13.72 grams. Round and

well-centered example of the earliest assayer-L issues, the obverse (with bold full crown showing lower loop and bold legend showing ISPANIARVM without H) a die-match with Sellschopp #56 (ISP) but the reverse (with Seville lions, the top-right one punched over a castle) not a known die, lightly toned VF+ overall. Pedigreed to our Auction 17, with original lot-tag #834 (trimmed to fit small flips). Estimate: $350-$500.

584. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B/L/B (2nd period), “Great Module.” S-P6; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.47 grams.

Very broad flan (typical for 2nd-period B) with full legends and crown in addition to the typically crisp inner details (the cross doubled, and with plugged hole through the first O of POTOSÍ), with very clear L/B (looks like an R) peeking out from the top of the assayer B, AXF with traces of luster on fields, a few spots of toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

585. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd

582. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period). S-P4; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.75 grams. Nice example of Sellschopp

#39 with tight-dot borders and ISPANIARVM without H, broad flan with much bold legend, choice full shield and cross-lions-castles, some weak spots (one with old scuff in shield) but otherwise XF, attractively toned. Estimate: $300-$450.

583. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period). S-P4; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.85 grams. Broad flan with much legend

and crown despite flatness, well-detailed full shield and cross (similar to Sellschopp #39 but with “flat” lions in cross), medal-aligned dies with plugged hole at top, otherwise AXF with toning in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction 26 (lot #484), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

period), ex-Jones. S-P10; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 13.65 grams. Well centered on a perfectly round flan of smaller diameter but with most of legends and crown visible, crisply detailed full shield and cross-lions-castles (the latter with minor scratching on top-right lion), lustrous AU- with toning around some peripheral details. (Note: Previously we attributed this to 2nd-period B in error.) Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 20 (lot #802) and our Auction 16 (lot #556). Estimate: $200-$300.

586. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer A. S-P11;

Good full shield and cross, bold full P-A and denomination o-IIII, AVF with some toning on fields, high points lightly abraded. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-4.2; Cal-527. 12.99 grams.

587. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)29T, very rare. S-P26;

KM-17a; Cal-1093. 13.48 grams. Choice grade (lustrous AU) with bold full cross-lions-castles and nearly full shield, clear •P•T and denomination •O-IIII, full crown, clear bottoms of digits 29 of date (only the second specimen we have seen), incipient toning on edge only. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2008, with original lot-tag #1622. Estimate: $175-$250.

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588. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) below mintmark P to left.

S-P1; KM-3.2; Cal-364. 6.78 grams. Impressively broad flan with full crown and nearly full legends,

also choice inner details (the denomination bold and the assayer clear), bold XF with toning or sediment in crevices, a few broken elements and die-rust indicative of a late die-state, important and popular as the first coinage from the Potosí mint. Pedigreed to our Auction 7, with original lot-tag #1020. Estimate: $200-$300.

589. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) below mintmark P to left.

S-P1; KM-3.2; Cal-364. 6.53

grams. Well-detailed AVF with much legend and rich old toning (slightly weaker in centers), variety with unusually large castle and lion punches (die-match with Sellschopp #16), important and popular as the first coinage from the Potosí mint. Estimate: $150-$225.

590. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer L/L/M

(1st period), rare. S-P3; KM-3.2. 6.78 grams. Choice full shield and cross-and-tressure, VF with contrasting toning, the P-L quite bold with much of the under-letters visible (die-match with Sellschopp #66 and 67), which die elements confirm have to be L and M, although somehow this particular example actually looks more like L/C, which cannot be. Estimate: $125-$200.

591. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1630T, rare, ex-Concepción

(1641), ex-Rudman. S-P26; KM-14a; Cal-900. 5.82 grams. Thick, oblong flan with very bold full date outside full cross, the shield also full and well detailed with clear P-T to left, deeply toned XF with hint of surface oxidation only. From the Concepción (1641) and pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. Estimate: $150-$225.

1652 Transitionals

592. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1652E Transitional Type V, very rare, NGC VF details / holed, Calicó Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-RA20.5; Cal-1409. 26.52 grams. Very round and well struck (only slightly off-center and perhaps weaker in the centers) with

all details full and readable, a die-match with Lázaro #128 (rarity rating R3) and Mastalir #V.1-A.bb (but not listed among known examples despite his meticulous records, therefore unpublished prior to our Auction 22 in 2017) characterized by dots above the top row and above the center date within the pillars, also beautifully toned yet with the inevitable hole at bottom of shield. Pedigreed to our Auction 22 (lot #679), Plate Coin on page 187 of Calicó’s Numismática española (2019). NGC #5902400-005. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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593. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1652E post-Transitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, rare,

NGC VF details / plugged, ex-von Schuckmann, ex-Faistauer. S-P37a; KM-R21; Cal-1410. 26.82 grams. A big and beautiful Royal with

deep, rich toning all over, full details (just the cross side slightly off-center), and desirable pedigree, noted in the von Schuckmann sale as “unpublished,” its cross side a die-match with Lázaro #134 (rarity R3) but its pillars side not a match with any others known, with expertly repaired hole on the second I of PHILIPPVS near the right end of the cross. Pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, lot #3061) and to the Faistauer collection (Christensen auction of December 1979, lot #1225). NGC #5902400-006. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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

(Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1500. 27.45 grams. Choice full cross-lions-

castles, full but doubled pillars-and-waves with bold 1-PH-6 at top, with at least parts of all three dates, mintmarks and assayers, lightly toned XF (scarce as non-salvage). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 174 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #899. Estimate: $500-$750.

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595. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1653E, •PH• at top, rare, NGC AU 55 (finest known), ex-Americas (color

plate), ex-Ortiz (cover), Sellschopp Plate Coin (2nd ed.). S-P37a; KM-R21; Cal-1412. 27.32 grams. As stated for the Mexican 8 escudos Royal 1713 in this auction (lot 21), even among Royals there is variation in quality, and like that gold piece, this one is among the very best. Not only is it very rare as unholed, but it is also exceptional grade (the best by far), with lovely rich toning all over, perfectly centered on a broad and perfectly round flan, all details strong and evenly struck. The cross side is a die-match with Lázaro #136, but the pillars side does not match any other known specimens. Naturally its modern pedigree is quite admirable, but there is more: Documentary research published in Murray unveils the actual identities of some of the people who commissioned the manufacture of these very rare pieces, and for the specific year 1653 we see that Dr. Francisco de Nestares Marín, President of the Audiencia of Charcas, commissioned 265 pesos in galanos from assayer Antonio de Elgueta. It is well known that Dr. Nestares Marín was the royal inspector who put an end to the fraud in Potosí, ordered the recall and devaluation of dubious currency and carried out the change in design for the cobs of Potosí. How enticing that this beautiful coin could have been originally made for such an illustrious figure in Spanish colonial history! Pedigreed to the “Americas” collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983, lot #1180, color plate) and the Emilio Ortiz collection (Swiss Bank Corporation auction of September 1991, lot #82, plated on catalog cover), also Plate Coin in the 2nd ed. (1992) of Sellschopp’s Las acuñaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí. NGC #5902400-007. Estimate: $25,000-up.

596. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, Royaldie cross side (unique). S-P37a; KM-unl (21 for type); Cal-unl (cf 1503). 27.39 grams. A fascinating hybrid (likely unique) on a roundish flan

that combines a cross-side die matching the previous lot (Lázaro #136) with a regular pillars-side die in a clearly non-Royal issue (some weak spots and doubling), nevertheless well centered and with much legend and full interior details, including all three assayers and dates (the one below the cross in four digits) and two mintmarks, VF with a couple patches of toning (one dark). The consignor noticed that both sides are a die-match with lot #87 in the Galerie des Monnaies (Boston) auction of February 1982, which featured an important Potosí collection that contained many Royal 8R. Estimate: $200-$300.

597. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1657E, pomegranate above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1519. 27.13 grams. Nice full cross below choice full crown and •-pomegranate-•, full but doubled and centrally flat pillars-and-waves, parts of all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, AVF with much dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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598. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1669E, rare, NGC AU 58*, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-

Karon, Sellschopp Plate Coin (2nd ed.). S-P37b; KM-R26; Cal-665. 26.99 grams. It is hard to put into words exactly what makes this coin worthy of its rare “star” designation by NGC (the only star-designated Potosí cob 8 reales, Royal or regular, in the NGC census), but the reason for it is readily apparent nonetheless, whether for its deep, rich toning, massive round flan or bold and well-centered strike, notably unholed and lacking any real circulation or wear but with flatness on the lower lion and castle inside the cross to keep it from true Mint State (also slightly doubled on that side). Curiously, the date below the cross is clearly 669/8, a die-match with Lázaro #181 but not with any known 1668 dies (the pillars side also not a match with any others known of either date), so rather than considering this a true overdate we feel it is more likely just a die-engraver’s error. All in all, this is a very special coin, deserving of a very special home now. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (stated on label), and Plate Coin in the 2nd ed. (1992) of Sellschopp’s Las acuñaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí. NGC #5902400-008. Estimate: $25,000-up.

599. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1670E, NGC VF details / holed, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-P37b; KM-R26;

Cal-666. 26.70 grams. Choice cross side with full and well-centered details (die-match with Lázaro #184, that side only, rated at rarity R2), the pillars side also nice but doubled on the left side (no die-match with any in Lázaro), richly toned and attractive, inevitably holed at the top of the cross. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on pages 141 and 177 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 10, with original lot-tag #782. NGC #5906082-007. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

600. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-702. 601. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-703.

25.97 grams. Full pillars-and-waves and cross but with much flatness, full second date and most of king’s name in legends, toned AVF with edge-crack, heavy patina on pillars side. With certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

24.79 grams. Black-toned Fine+ with minor surface pitting, full cross and pillars despite flat areas, two dates and assayers, edge-split. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Autumn 1992 (p. 10). Estimate: $200-$300.

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602. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-26; Cal-719.

27.07 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, off-center cross with king’s

ordinal II in legend, two dates and mintmarks, nicely toned AVF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

603. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1688VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-

730. 26.74 grams. Broad-flan VF with choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, well centered, with all three dates and assayers and mintmarks, lightly toned with one small black spot on edge. Estimate: $300-$450.

604. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1690VR, NGC XF details / holed. S-P40; KM-R26; Cal-686. 26.19 grams. Choice

cross side with full and well-centered details (Lázaro #227, rarity rating R3), the pillars side still well detailed but double-struck and somewhat off-center, nicely toned all over, holed at bottom of pillars / right of cross. NGC #5911643-001. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

605. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1690VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal- 606. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1691VR. S-P40; KM-26; Cal-

733. 27.36 grams. AXF with bold full pillars-and-waves (doubled) and cross-lions-castles (off-center), the latter with full CAROLVS II in legend, all three dates and mintmarks and assayers, light sediment on fields. Estimate: $350-$500.

734. 26.37 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles with bold date below, one full pillar and waves (the right pillar lost in flatness) with clear second date plus mintmark and assayer, AVF with two edge-cracks. Estimate: $200-$300.

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607. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1698F. S-P42; KM-26; Cal-744. 26.09 grams.

Richly toned VF with bold and nearly full pillars and cross, the former with bold assayer and partial date and the latter with bold date, all three mintmarks visible, chunky flan with edge-crack. Estimate: $250-$375.

608. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1715Y, NGC VF details / holed. S-P43a; KM-R31; Cal-1487. 26.95 grams. Toned,

broad-flan VF+ with lots of legend and good full inner details despite some doubling, clear “condor” ornaments in legends and surrounding the denomination in the pillars, nearly medal-aligned axis with drilled hole at top, die-match with Lázaro #259 (rated R2). NGC #5911643002. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

609. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1716Y. S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1552. 26.75 grams.

Chunky flan with lots of small, sharp points, full pillars and nearly full cross, two dates and at least parts of all three assayers, VF with mostly patchy dark toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

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610. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1720Y, NGC VF details / holed. S-P43a; KM-R31; Cal-1492. 26.90 grams Typically

slightly cruder than earlier Royals but a far cry from regular issues for this date, slightly off-center strike with incomplete legends but bold full king’s name and ordinal as a result, less doubling and flatness than most, die-match with Lázaro #265 (rarity R3) with interesting spade-like “condor” ornaments in legends and around interior details, nicely toned and typically holed at top of cross. NGC #5907339-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

611. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1725Y, Louis I, king’s ordinal PRIMERO, very rare, NGC XF details /

holed, ex-von Schuckmann. S-P43b; KM-R35; Cal-44. 27.18 grams. Typically thick and round flan (still broader than what came later), with well-centered details on both sides but the cross somewhat doubled, yet with the all-important PRIMERO bold and clear (die-match with Lázaro #304, rarity RX) and with same “condor” stops in legends as on prior issues, with dark brown sediment on fields, holed at top of pillars. It is unknown why Potosí alternated between the ordinals PRIMERO and just PR in the years 1725-6, as opposed to Roman number I, with which the name also could have been properly Latinized to LVDOVICVS, as we see on the Royals of both Mexico and Lima. Pedigreed to the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, lot #3081). NGC #5902400-009. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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612. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1729M, rare, NGC AU 53, finest and only example in NGC census. S-P44;

KM-R31a; Cal-1498. 27.05 grams. For whatever reason, this year marks the beginning of noticeably thicker flans with deeper strikes on Potosí Royals, and this piece is the finest-known example, with bold and even strike all over, no hole and no doubling, also beautifully toned, just the pillars side a little off-center, with much legend despite the smaller diameter (with “condor” ornaments as before), far superior to Lázaro #276 (rarity R3), with which it is an exact die-match. Given the old toning and high quality, it is a wonder this piece cannot be found in any of the major “named” collections of Royals from the past five decades, like Sellschopp, “Americas,” Ortiz, von Schuckmann and Millennia (just to name a few). Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of July 2016 (lot #924). NGC #5902400-010. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

613. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1733YA, very rare, NGC VF details / holed, plated. S-P45; KM-R31a; Cal-1501.

27.35 grams. This coin is a die-match with Lázaro #280 (his example being Sellschopp’s), which he rated at R4 (three or four known), but

we cannot trace any other examples besides these two. Like the Sellschopp-Lázaro piece, this one is holed (in the date below the cross), but with much better cross (well centered and evenly struck), on a typically small, thick flan with no room for legends, the pillars side slightly doubled and weak in the center, nicely toned over lightly gilt surfaces all over. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2012 (lot #628). NGC #5902400-011. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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614. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1744C. S-P49; KM-31a; Cal-

1585. 27.37 grams. Incredibly

crude flan, with up to a 4mm difference in thickness from ragged edge to humped center, yet clearly high grade (AU by today’s standards) and with two clear dates and assayers and three mintmarks, the cross and pillars full and well centered. Estimate: $300-$450.

615. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1744C. S-P49; KM-31a; Cal-

1585. 26.89 grams. Thick

and chunky but roundish flan with bold and well-centered interiors but flat peripheries, the date bold and the assayer weak but certain, nice XF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

616. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1744q/C, unique (unlisted), NGC UNC details / holed. S-P50; KM-unl (R31a for type); Cal-unl (Type 174). 26.78 grams. While holed as usual (right through the lower half of the 8 above the cross), this coin is exceptionally high

grade and choice (well centered and evenly struck) and practically devoid of wear, somewhat low in contrast due to lack of toning, overall a beautiful example of the thick, small-diameter type of Royals from this period. Notably, the cross side is a die-match with Lázaro #299 under assayer C, but neither side is a match with Lázaro #300 (1744q), hence this is a new and unique listing entirely. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2017 (lot #50390). NGC #5902427-001. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

617. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1745q. S-P50; KM-31a; Cal-1588.

25.25 grams. Chunky but roundish flan with bold full pillars-and-waves

and cross (the latter slightly doubled), two dates and assayers, XF details but with light surface corrosion, also lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

618. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1747q. S-P50; KM-31a; Cal1590. 26.98 grams. Chunky flan with part of edge crude (as made), full

pillars-and-waves, full but off-center cross, two dates, one bold assayer and mintmark, AXF with some dark encrustation and light scratches. Estimate: $200-$300.

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619. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1749q, very rare, NGC AU details / holed, ex-Karon, ex-von Schuckmann,

Lázaro Plate Coin #311. S-P50a; KM-R40; Cal-500. 26.30 grams. A typically thick, small-diameter flan with bold and even strike particular

to late Potosí Royals, but quite rare as a type (Ferdinand VI, whose ordinal is clearly visible in the legend), and possibly unique for the date, as we cannot trace any others despite Lázaro’s rating of R4 (“three to four known”), reinforced by its Stack’s listing in 1989 as “unlisted in the major references and excessively rare,” with choice old toning, the typical hole attractively located precisely at the top of pillars and left end of the cross, overall an ideal coin for a type collection since Ferdinand VI Royals are so tough to find. (Note: Our previous statement in Auction 25 that this coin came from the “Americas” collection [1983] was in error.) Plate Coin #311 on page 394 of Lázaro’s Los Redondos de Lima, Méjico y Potosí (1996), and pedigreed to the Stack’s auction of April 1989 (lot #925, plated in color), the Paul Karon collection and the von Schuckmann collection (Renaissance auction of December 2001, lot #3083), also pedigreed to our Auction #25 (lot #826). NGC #5902427-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

620. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q/E, NGC VF 35. S-P52; 621. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-40; Cal-522.

KM-40; Cal-517. 26.60 grams. Thick and chunky flan with bold full pillars (well centered) and full but slightly crooked cross, both with bold full dates and clear overassayers (not stated on label), higher grade than indicated in our opinion but with flat peripheries, contrasting sediment in crevices. NGC #4328440-004 (extra-thick holder). Estimate: $300-$450.

27.17 grams. Choice full cross (well centered) and bold full pillars (slightly doubled) with lovely rainbow toning all over, two dates, three assayers and mintmarks, XF. Estimate: $200-$300.

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622. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1757q, unique (unlisted), NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC

census. S-P54; KM-unl (R40 for type); Cal-506.1. 25.98 grams. With lovely toning and perfectly even and centered strike, albeit on a typically small-

diameter (very thick) flan, this recently discovered specimen of an unlisted date defies any accurate estimation, as it is also unholed and one of very few numerically-graded Royals of any period (the Ferdinand VI type being quite rare), let alone at the AU level, rarer still to encounter such a high-quality piece (especially with rich old toning) lacking a pedigree, its omission in all known prior references indicating long residence in some very old, multi-generational collection (the Calicó reference having just seen it before publication with a sequence-breaking number). NGC #5903003-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

623. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1759q, NGC VF 35. S-P54; KM-40; Cal-537.

26.60 grams. Chunky flan with two bold dates, full pillars and nearly full cross (both

well centered), peripheral flatness, dark-toned fields. NGC #4328441-003 (extra-thick holder). Estimate: $300-$450.

624. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; Cal-1139. 26.85 grams.

Beautifully toned AXF with full pillars-and-waves and cross (the latter slightly off-center), two bold dates, clear assayers V and Y, also with characteristic surface roughness (as made) on opposing sides. Estimate: $200-$300.

625. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-Y-V. S-P57; KM-45; Cal-1140. 25.49 grams. Exceptionally broad and flat flan (way larger than any Royal of

this period!) with an unprecedented amount of visible legend, including nearly full king’s name and ordinal CAROLVS TERTIVS in addition to 100% of the inner details, the cross astoundingly bold and complete, also with traces of a curious 170-degree double-strike on the pillars side, attractively toned and no worse than VF for wear, with light encrustation on fields, small solder-mark removed from edge to left of cross. Estimate: $250-$375.

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626. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1773(V)-Y, rare final date of cobs, NGC XF 40, Sellschopp (2nd ed.) Plate Coin. S-P59;

KM-45; Cal-1158. 25.40 grams. This famous coin, owned by Sellschopp himself (stated on label), who obliquely referred to it in his 1971 book (p. 144) as a Royal due to its even, round flan, is nevertheless slightly underweight and clearly of a lower-quality strike than other Royals, as the details are off-center and uneven and the surfaces show characteristic peripheral patches of roughness on opposing sides, still with two full dates, which in itself is unprecedented for this final year of cobs, and attractively toned, also tied for second highest grade in the NGC census (as a regular issue, not a Royal). Significantly, Spanish references like Lázaro and Calicó do not consider this coin to be a Royal and assert that 1761 is the last known date. Whether for its famous pedigree or its two bold dates, however, this coin will always be desirable and important. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection (Swiss Bank Corporation auction of January 1987, lot #1868) and to the Superior auction of December 1999 (lot #1241, as a Royal), and Plate Coin in the 2nd ed. (1992) of Sellschopp’s Las acuñaciones de las cecas de Lima, La Plata y Potosí. NGC #5902427-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

627. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1654E, •PH• at top, extremely rare, NGC XF details / plugged. S-P37a; KM-

unl (R18 for type); Cal-1088. 13.36 grams. Almost perfectly round and well centered, with contrasting toning on fields, high points of design evenly circulated, expertly repaired hole to left of cross / bottom of pillars (details restored), possibly unique as we cannot find another example in any published reference or sale. ALL 4R Royals are quite rare anyway! Pedigreed to our Auction 18 (lot #748). NGC #5902427-004. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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628. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1677E, extremely rare, NGC VF details / holed, ex-Americas, ex-Santa

Rosa de Lima (both stated on label). S-P37b; KM-R25; Cal-501. 13.21 grams. Broad flan with nearly full legends, the inner details slightly doubled but all clear and nicely toned all over, with inevitable hole above the left pillar / near the left end of the cross. Possibly unique, as we cannot trace another specimen, which is typical for 4R Royals, most of which are unique. Pedigreed to the “Americas” collection (Kagin’s auction of August 1983, lot #1201) and to the Santa Rosa de Lima collection (our Auction 18, lot #749), also pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1992 (lot #793). NGC #5902427-005. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

629. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1703Y, very rare, NGC VF details / holed. S-P43a; KM-R30; Cal-1135. 12.77 grams.

Broad and round and evenly struck compared to the regular issues but with incomplete legends and a couple small spots of doubling, nicely toned all over, with crude hole placed at top of left pillar / near top of cross (not quite medal-aligned), quite rare like all 4R Royals but not unique (we sold another in Auctions 10 and 21, and a different one appeared in Ponterio in 1989). NGC #5908054-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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630. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1717Y, extremely rare, NGC AU details / holed. S-P43a; KM-unl (R30 for type);

Cal-1138. 12.76 grams. Broad flan with bold full details and attractive old toning, holed to right of cross / right of pillars (aligned axis), probably unique as no other examples have been seen, this date unlisted until the 2019 Calicó reference (no doubt linked to the discovery of this specimen). NGC #5902427-006. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

631. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1727/6Y, Louis I, extremely rare, NGC XF details / holed, Calicó Plate Coin, KM Plate Coin. S-P43b; KM-RA35; Cal-33. 13.11 grams. Thick, small-diameter flan as expected, with no visible legends except (conve-

niently) the bottom of the king’s ordinal PR, the strike very deep, even and well-centered, also richly toned all over, the overdate quite clear below the cross (possibly unique—no others known to us), typically holed to left of pillars / about 4 o’clock on cross side. Plate Coin in Calicó’s Numismática española (2019) and Krause-Mishler’s Standard Catalog references, also pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1996 (lot #1111). NGC #5903003-002. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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632. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1727Y, Louis I, extremely rare (unlisted), NGC XF details / holed, mount

removed, ex-Karon. S-P43b; KM-RA35; Cal-unl (Type 2). 13.01 grams. Typically thick, small-diameter flan with no visible legends, the inner details very bold and well centered, with deep, attractive toning, holed at bottom of cross / bottom of left pillar and with old solder-mark at top of cross from removal of mount. Best we can tell, this piece is unique, and strangely it is unlisted in references despite the fact that it has been known about since it appeared in the Paul Karon sale in 1990, Calicó perhaps mistaking it for 1727/6, which comparison with the above lot (lot 631) proves this is not. Pedigreed to the Paul Karon collection (Ponterio auction of March 1990, lot #410). NGC #5902427-007. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

633. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1748q.

S-P50a; KM-39; Cal-

635. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1752q. S-P52; KM-39; Cal-406.

399. 13.55 grams.

Very choice full pillars including tops and full but doubled cross, two assayers and partial dates (confirmed to be 1748 by comparison with others), three mintmarks, deeply rainbow-toned XF, very nice overall. Estimate: $150-$225.

13.39 grams. Well-centered strike on a chunky flan with sharply cut edges, full cross, bold full date between pillars, flat peripheries, colorfully toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

634. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1750E. S-P51; KM-39; Cal-403.

407. 13.55 grams.

13.94 grams. Bold full pillars (well centered) and nearly full cross,

AXF with deeply toned fields, two assayers (possibly E/q). Estimate: $150-$225.

636. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1753q.

S-P52; KM-39; Cal-

Chunky flan with flat peripheries but good centers, including bold full date and nearly full cross, toned VF+ with small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

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637. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales Royal (galano), 1760YV-Y, extremely rare (unlisted), NGC VF details / edge filing. S-P56a; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 13.41 grams. Typically very thick, even

but small-diameter flan with bold and well-centered strike (super deep in places) but no legends (the king therefore indeterminate, but believed to be Charles III based on assayer), the assayer at upper-right clearly a Y with V at lower left and Y to right of cross, contrary to subsequent issues with V-Y-V instead, probably unique as unlisted in any references (either as a date or a type), but also particularly rare and important as lacking a peripheral hole, the stated edge filing no more than a few old lines at top. Pedigreed to the Aureo auction of March 2013 (lot #219). NGC #5902427-008. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

638. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1678E, ex-Jones.

S-P37b; KM-24; Cal-402. 7.13 grams. Very broad and in fact overweight flan with

full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, two bold dates and part of a third, plus all three assayers and mintmarks, lightly abraded AXF with hairline edge-split, contrasting toning inside the cross. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the UBS auction of March 2007, with original lot-tag #125. Estimate: $150-$225.

639. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1681V. S-P39; KM-24; Cal-409.

5.97 grams. Huge, odd flan with much edge-crack and flatness but bold full date and mintmark and assayer, deeply toned over light surface corrosion, otherwise Fine. Estimate: $125-$200.

640. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1715Y,

very rare, NGC AU details / holed. S-P43a; KM-R29; Cal-843. 5.44 grams. Choice deep strike with original luster on fields, typically

thick, small-diameter flan with very little legend but also very little doubling (trace of it on cross side only), holed to right of cross / bottom of right pillar. Not unique (another appeared in the Paul Karon collection), but probably the finest known. NGC #5902427009. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

641. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1726Y,

Louis I, extremely rare, NGC VF details / holed, Calicó Plate Coin. S-P43b; KM-unl; Cal-23 (this coin). 5.99 grams. Well-

centered strike on an even flan that is just broad enough to include the bottom of the king’s name LVIS outside the cross as well as some legend on the pillars side, which is very slightly doubled, with rich old toning and the inevitable hole near the top of the cross / top of the right pillar. To the best of our knowledge, this coin is unique. Plate Coin on p. 313 of Calicó’s Numismática española (2019), also pedigreed to the Aureo auction of March 2018 (lot #283). NGC #5902427-010. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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642. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, Louis I. S-P43b; KM-34; Cal-26. 6.18 grams. Chunky flan

with full king’s name LVIS in legend (rare thus) outside bold assayer Y to right of cross, the other side of the cross (and corresponding area on pillars side) flat and unstruck, one full pillar with bold second assayer, three partial dates, AVF with some black encrustation at part of edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

643. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales Royal (galano), 1762V-Y-V, extremely rare (unlisted), NGC VF 30. S-P57; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 6.57 grams. The perfect com-

panion piece to the Charles III 4R Royal 1760 listed above (lot 637), as this 2R is also unlisted and probably unique and particularly rare and desirable as having NO HOLE, with bold strike on a thick, even, perfectly round but small-diameter flan, the pillars side perfectly centered but the cross side placed just off-center enough to pick up the bold second date, the lions and castles in the quadrants curiously rotated 90 degrees, with contrasting toning in crevices. In fact, the entire Charles III type is unlisted in this denomination for Royals, hence we cannot even assign a Type from Calicó or KM. NGC #5902427-011. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

644. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Royal (galano), 1733E, ret-

rograde E to right of cross, extremely rare, NGC XF details / holed. S-P46; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 3.43 grams. Typically thick, round, even,

but small-diameter flan with perfectly centered cross showing a clearly retrograde assayer E to left, the pillars side slightly off-center but with bold E in proper rotation at top-right, both visible assayers possibly punched over YA (the pillars side probably a die-match with the singleknown YA example from the “Americas” sale), in any case unlisted and most likely unique, with lovely old toning but inevitable hole near top of cross / top of right pillar. Pedigreed to the Heritage auction of January 2008 (lot #50309). NGC #5902427-012. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

645. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real Royal (galano), 1747, Ferdi-

nand VI, extremely rare (unlisted), NGC XF details / plugged.

S-P50a; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 1.62 grams. Like almost all known Ferdinand VI

1/2R Royals, which have such a large and explicit monogram for that includes FR to left, Dv in middle and I to right in addition to an S above (all fully visible on this specimen), there is no room for a clear date at bottom, here manifest as (from left to right) bold 7, weak 4 and uncertain 7, unlisted and probably unique, the cross also full but slightly off-center, richly toned all over, with plugged hole above left arm of cross / on last digit of date. Even as just a type-coin this piece is rare and desirable. NGC #5902427-013. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Other Silver Cobs Dominican Republic

646. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to the left, extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate

Coin). S-SD1; Cal-140; KM-35. 11.42 grams. Broad flan with bold legends and clear inner details despite very light surface corrosion (VF details, slightly weak in centers), contrastingly toned, a unique combination of Estrella #8 (obverse with F to left and oIIII to right) and #2 (reverse with P to left, S to right and motto PLV in between), a few tiny edge-splits, overall a rather presentable type-coin for this elusive issue. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 122 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of August 2000, with original lot-tag #598, also to our Auction 8, with original lot-tag #1547, and to our Auction 15, with original lot-tag #1069. Estimate: $5,000-up.

647. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to right (rotated), very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-SD1; Cal-109; KM-unl. 4.37 grams. Very attractive VF, nicely toned, with some bold legend in a mix of Gothic and Latin letters, fully detailed interiors (lions and castles in proper quadrants flanked by denomination II and upside-down assayer F on obverse, pillars with backwards S to left and D to right and PL in between on reverse), lightly shaved around the edge but particularly rare as non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 124 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of March 1998 (lot #2335) and to our Auction 7, with original lot-tag #1133. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

648. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, no assayer (F), mintmark S to left and P to right, three stars at top and one star at bottom of pillars, very rare, ex-Byrne, ex-Rudman, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-SD1; Cal-159; KM-unl. 2.07 grams. Small, thin Fine with choice bold legends on pillars side, full crown on shield side, the centers weak but legible, black toning in crevices, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 125 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), the Ray Byrne collection (Jess Peters’ “Coins and Tokens of the Caribees” auction of June 1975, lot #1107), and the Isaac Rudman collection, and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #864. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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Panama

649. Panama(?), P countermark on a Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, special

“crowned-F” issue for New World use, three-dot columns flanking shield, mintmark S on reverse, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-443 (host). 3.02 grams. Very bold and

deep countermark (simple P with long foot) in center of shield, with resultant hairline crack to edge, host coin XF with choice full details (including legends) but with dark crusty toning on fields. This special issue with crowned F (“F coronada” in Spanish) between arrows and yoke on reverse was made in Spain per a 1505 decree (hence after Isabel’s death in 1504, but with her name in the legend in tribute) and exported to the New World but without any exact location specified. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 21 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020) and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #867. Estimate: $500-$750.

650. Panama(?), P countermark on a Granada, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, cross-like ornaments flanking shield, mintmark Gothic G on reverse. Cal-365 (host).

2.73 grams. Deep, bold and full countermark punched right over the mintmark, the host with

super-sharp details including full (Gothic) legends in AU grade but with light corrosion near edge, brown sediment in crevices. Estimate: $300-$450.

651. Panama, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer oB to

right, mintmark AP above denomination II to left, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-AP4; Cal-362; KM-3.3.

6.75 grams. Nicely toned VF with good full shield, full but off-center and slightly doubled cross, much bold legend, very bold mintmark and assayer, die-match with Proctor 2R.1B. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 184 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #871, and to our Auction 17, with original lot-tag #1038. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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Colombia Shield Type

653. Bogotá or Cartagena, Colombia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, mintmark R(N) to left OUTSIDE denomination IIII, no Flanders/Tyrol in shield, unique, Lasser Plate Coin (El Perú), Restrepo Plate Coin. Restrepo-M35.10; Cal-

652. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer A

to right, mintmark RN to left, no pomegranate (1621-22), ex-Atocha (1622), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-B1; Restrepo-M41.1;

Cal-1533. 26.30 grams. Round and very solid flan with choice details in nearly full shield and cross-lions-castles, flat areas in periphery (like where the date should appear) but the mintmark RN to left (slightly doubled) and assayer A to right (lightly abraded) full and clear, nicely toned and with practically no corrosion, Fisher Grade 1 from an intact chest (“Chest 9”) divided to one investor and therefore separately certified. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 194 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #256 and Fisher/Sinclair photo-certificate #CH981-90950 and Motivation, Inc. appraisal certificate (2003) for $16,000. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

unl. 11.68 grams. This well-pedigreed coin continues to defy definitive attribution. It is unique both for the omission of Flanders and Tyrol in the shield and for the fact that the mintmark R(N), which seems to indicate Cartagena mint, appears upright and to the left of the vertical denomination IIII to the left of the shield, which is rather off-center but nearly full, a barely visible pomegranate at the bottom indicative of Bogotá mint instead. The cross on the other side is full and wellcentered but double-struck, with lions and castles in proper quadrants indicative of Cartagena. Nicely toned all over and no worse than AVF for wear, this coin has frustrated all experts so far, and until we see another from the same dies but with more visible information (like date or assayer), we will never know for sure which mint produced it. Plate Coin on p. 76 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (2012), Plate Coin on p. 128 of Lasser’s article “Silver Cobs of Colombia, 1622-1748” in The Coinage of El Perú (1988), also pedigreed to the Christensen auction of December 1980 (lot 493) and to the Ponterio auction of January 2005, with original lot-tag #774. Estimate: $600-$900.

Pillars and Waves 654. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1651, assayer PoRMS, rare, PCGS

VF30, ex-Eldorado. S-B7; Restrepo-M46.8; Cal-1547. 26.62 grams. Bold, full and well-centered pillars-and-waves and shield, the former with full and clear assayer to left (just the bottom tips of the digits of the date to right) and the latter with full denomination (reading vertically from bottom to top) to left, all very deeply toned and rather under-graded in our opinion (should be at least XF). Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11028). PCGS #85759600. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

655. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1651, assayer PoRMOS, rare,

ex-Eldorado. S-B7; Restrepo-M46.6; Cal-1548. 25.52 grams. Choice full pillarsand-waves with full assayer and date and all other interior elements, the shield also full and bold but with more surface pitting, crude edge, nicely toned, XF details. Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11027). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

656. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1652, assayer PoRAS to left, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-B7; Restrepo-M46.10; Cal-1550.

25.82 grams. Massive flan with bold full pillars and full but partially

weak shield, clear date and assayer, crude edge (as made), no contrast, net VF with light surface porosity. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 192 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-tag #315. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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657. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer PoRS (1655-56),

rare, ex-Geiger. S-B7; Restrepo-M46; Cal-Type 338. 26.85 grams. Bold assayer, nearly full pillars-and-waves and shield despite flat areas, with distinctive lions and castles and crowns matching issues of 1655-56, also distinctively black-toned indicative of salvage from the Piedmont (1795), otherwise AVF. Pedigreed to the Mo Geiger collection (Heritage auction of January 2004, with original lot-tag #12684). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

658. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (16)55, assayer S below mintmark C to right, extremely rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-C4; Restrepo-M48.2; Cal-1239. 25.42 grams. This desirable one-

year issue (the unauthorized final coinage of the Cartagena mint until Independence) is basically only known from shipwreck salvage and rarely shows any part of the date due to its peripheral location, the present specimen displaying the clearest date on record, with both 5’s full, in addition to the nearly equally rare presence of a full and clear mintmark-assayer C-S to the right of the shield, also with bold full denomination to left inside king’s ordinal IIII in legend. We do not know which wreck yielded this coin, but it left only a veneer of corrosion on the surface (VF details otherwise), an apparent (and rather crude) hole at bottom edge not from corrosion but from a natural bubble in the metal, toned around details. The story behind this coinage is fascinating: In 1655, after much deliberation over what to do about lack of legal coinage after the Potosí mint scandal, and facing the need to supply money for provisioning the Armada of the Marquis of Montealegre on their way to battle with English (in which, by the way, the English took Jamaica), Governor Don Pedro Zapata made the “executive decision” to re-open the mint without royal authorization. Much like what happened when Lima re-opened its mint in 1659 with only the Viceroy’s consent, once the King discovered what had happened he ordered an investigation and trial; but unlike the “Star of Lima” coins of 1659-60, the Cartagena issue took place for only a couple months, making these coins among the rarest type of silver cobs from the Americas. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 195 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Cayón auction of February 2012, with original lot-tag #275. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

659. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1664 date to right,

assayer PoRS to left, with “Golden Fleece” countermark (Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 1652-72, 48 patards) on shield side, very rare, PCGS VF30, ex-Eldorado, Restrepo Plate Coin. Host: S-B7; Restrepo-M46.38; Cal-1562; KM-7.1; c/m: Delm-324.

26.82 grams. Very thick, small-diameter flan with bold full pillars and full shield, the former with clear assayer to left and full date to right (also with full mintmark NoR in center) and the latter with cross-ofdots ornament to left and denomination IIIV [sic] vertically to right, the nearly full but typically shallow countermark in the center on that side, also with natural lacuna at top right, contrastingly toned on fields all over. Note: Due to the coin’s central thickness, there is a stress-fracture in the plastic in the center of the pillars side (not a flaw in the coin itself ). Pedigreed to the Eldorado collection (Stack’s Bowers auction of January 2018, lot #11044), and Plate Coin on page 83 of Restrepo’s Coins of Colombia (2012). PCGS #85760594. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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660. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1748J. S-G1a; Cal-245; KM-10. 6.43 gams. Choice specimen with no hole (rare thus) and attractive toning, with nearly full date below pillars-crowned globes-waves, the other side off-center but with full shield and crown and assayer J just inside visible king’s ordinal VI, VF for the type. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Spain (Special Issue for Use in the New World) Ferdinand-Isabel

661. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for

New World use), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S to left, ermine to right, arrows to right of crowned F, very rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-unl (Type 73); Lopez de la Fuente-unl.

2.48 grams. Broad flan with full and well-detailed

legends and crown and all inner data, deeply toned AU with minor surface oxidation and a few light scuffs, struck following a 1505 decree (after Isabel’s death, but with her name in tribute) with crowned F (“F coronada”) for Ferdinand on reverse to denote the special issue to be imported to the Americas, this specific variety unlisted in all Spanish references and therefore presumably quite rare. Note: These special issues are documented as having been struck “bound for the Island Hispaniola” (present-day Dominican Republic), which is why many references today attribute these coins to Santo Domingo. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 20 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #887. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

662. Seville, Spain (special is-

sue struck for New World use), 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S above assayer * to left and to right of crowned F, very rare, NGC VF 25, exRudman. Cal-272; Lopez de la Fuente-

E8.1.2. 1.64 grams. Broad flan with full legends and inner details, toned all over and with light encrustation here and there, minor old marks. Note the label attributes this coin to Santo Domingo (see previous lot for explanation). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet (stated on label). NGC #4440726011. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Spain

664. Seville, Spain, 8 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic D between yoke and arrows, mintmark to right, denomination to left, legends ending in GRAC and ARA, NGC AU 58, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-578; Lopez

de la Fuente-I5.1.3.2. Impressively broad, round and evenly struck, with all details full and sharp (including the Latin legends) and in choice high grade with luster and minimal wear (no toning). While this coin bears the name and design of Ferdinand and Isabel, it was actually struck in 1560-66 in tribute to the prior regents; until the three-known Mexican Charles-Joanna 8 reales of 1538 were discovered, this Spanish issue was considered the first 8 reales ever made, and it is still quite popular today. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 15 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). NGC #4465611-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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663. Seville, Spain (special issue struck

for New World use), copper 4 maravedís, Ferdinand-Isabel, trefoils below Y and F, rare, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-151;

Cay-2513; KM-5 (under Santo Domingo). 5.02 grams.

Broad flan with all details clear (including full legends) but with surfaces lightly oxidized and with stray scratches and other minor flaws. See previous lots for history behind this special issue. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 17 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #1101. Estimate: $150-$225.


668. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer 665. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer * twice Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, legends ending in DEI

on reverse, legends ending in DEI GR and ARAG.

Cal-562; Lopez de la Fuente-unl. 13.76 grams. Exceptionally broad flan that extends

beyond the outer borders, with choice full inner details and 100% full legends (the latter somewhat grainy from either die-rust or oxidation), trace of toning, tiny edge-splits, AU, this specific variety not listed and possibly rare. Estimate: $350-$500.

and LEGIONIS o A, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-562; Lopez de la

Fuente-unl. 13.60 grams. Richly toned XF with full legends and crown, full but slightly weaker inner details, very attractive overall and a die variety that is apparently unlisted among the scores already on record. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 14 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #894. Estimate: $200-$300.

666. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer Gothic 669. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R to D to right of yoke on reverse, legends ending in ELISABE and LEGI, PCGS AU53. Cal-564; Lopez de la Fuente-unl. 13.67 grams.

Lustrous surfaces and choice inner details, the legends somewhat truncated by the size of the flan (also with tiny edge-split) but still with enough visible to determine this is an unlisted variety among the scores of dies already known for this issue. PCGS #40467643. Estimate: $350-$500.

right of trefoil at bottom on reverse, mintmark G to left and denomination ii to right of shield (both with trefoils above and below). Cal-505; Lopez de la Fuente-G4.3.24. 6.15 grams. Deeply toned XF with sharp full interiors and most of legends despite some dark “horn silver” from oxidation, popular as issued under assayer Alonso Rincón (1550-66), whose familial connections with the assayer(s) of the same name at the mints of Mexico City, Lima, La Plata and Potosí are currently being debated. Estimate: $150-$225.

667. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer 670. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark Gothic D to right of yoke on reverse, legends ending in DE and LEGIONIS. Cal-562; Lopez de la Fuente-H5.6.28.1. 13.62 grams. At-

tractively toned XF+ with nearly full crown and legends, full inner details except for small flat area on both sides, one tiny edge-split. Estimate: $300-$450.

B below yoke and arrows, assayer ermine/scallop at end of legend, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-304; Lopez de la Fuente-F1.5.1. 3.34

grams. Lustrous AU with sharp full details (including legends and very ornate crown), trace of toning around letters, light old scratch above arrows. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 13 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $125-$200.

671. Seville, Spain, 1/4 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer o-*-o below mintmark S below yoke, legends ending in DI and LEGI, rare. Cal-173; Lopez de la

Fuente-unl. 0.77 gram. Deeply toned AU- with trace of surface oxidation, tiny edge-split, fully detailed and well-centered strike. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Philip II

Philip III

672. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II or III, assayer C between mintmark oT and denomination 4 to left, date to right not visible. 13.38 grams. Choice full shield and cross-lions-

674. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1604C. Cal-693; KM-17.7. 6.72

castles, nearly full crown but legends flat, lustrous AU with no toning at all, interesting type with tressure around cross rotated 90 degrees from normal (an aspect of Panama cobs as well). Estimate: $150-$225.

grams. Nice full crown above full but weak shield (off-center) with full assayer C to left, full cross (also partially weak) with tressure rotated 90 degrees from usual (see lot 672), full date in legend, AVF overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

675. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, 160?M, OMNIVM type.

673. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 reales, 1592 date to right, assayer C below mintmark oT to left. Cal-443. 6.58 grams. Very bold full

shield and date, full but off-center cross-lions-castles, nearly full crown, once polished but now with contrasting toning on fields, XF for wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

Cal-Type 117; KM-17.3. 6.78 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles (bold and well centered), also bold full shield (left side weak) with equally bold M-G to right and denomination II to left, king’s name in legend followed by OMNIVM, AU with mostly deep toning and traces of luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek

Calabria

Akarnania

676. Akarnania, Leukas, AR stater “pegasus,” 4th century 679. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos (didrachm), ca. 344-334 BC. 8.02 grams. Pegasos flying right / Helmeted head of Athena left;

AM before. Very fine with light tone, slight green sedimentation near nose. Estimate: $250-$375.

Attica

BC, “boy on dolphin.” Vlasto 890-2; HN Italy 1037. 6.44 grams. Warrior,

nude but for helmet, holding spear, shield slung on back, riding horse right; lettering below / Phalanthos, holding flower and cornucopia, riding dolphin left; monogram to right. Very lightly toned VF struck on smaller flan. Estimate: $250-$375.

680. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos (didrachm), ca. 300-

677. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” ca. 440-404 BC, 290 BC, “boy on dolphin.” Vlasto 657; HN Italy 947. 7.41 grams. Nude NGC Choice AU, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. SNG Copenhagen 31-40;

Kroll 8. 17.19 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Brightly non-toned, with crisp, sharp details. NGC #2086329-011. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown himself; below, Ionic capital / Phalanthos, holding serpent in his right hand and whip in his left, riding dolphin left. Lustrous AU- with nicely centered boy on dolphin. Estimate: $500-$750.

Celtic

678. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” ca. 440-404 BC.

SNG Copenhagen 31-40; Kroll 8. 17.04 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Deeply toned all over, banker’s mark on edge, scrape in field below owl. Estimate: $300-$450.

681. Celtic imitation of a Greek tetradrachm, ca. 2nd century BC, Danubian series. cf. Lanz-921, devolved designs. 15.69 grams. Head of Herakles / Zeus Nikephoros seated on throne, no inscriptions. XF with very worn dies. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Iberia

Pamphylia

682. Bolskan, Iberia, AR drachm, ca. 2nd-1st centuries

BC.

ACIP 1423. 3.90 grams. Bare male head right / Warrior on horse rearing right, holding spear. Well-centered and toned VF. Estimate: $125-$200.

Kingdom of Macedon

685. Pamphylia, Aspendus, AR stater, ca. 380-325 BC, NGC XF, strike 3/5, surface 3/5. BMC 41; SNG von Aulock 4568 var. 10.79

grams. Two wrestlers grappling, FH between legs / Slinger striding to right, pulling sling taut over head, triskeles right. NGC #4373209-007. Estimate: $350-$500.

Thessaly

683. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander

III (the Great), lifetime issue, struck by Antipater, 336-323 BC, Amphipolis mint, NGC Choice XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5. Price 99. 17.06 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left, caduceus before. NGC #4372605-007. Estimate: $600-$900.

686. Thessaly, Larissa, AR didrachm, 350-325 BC. BCD Thessaly

II 316-319. 5.93 grams. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, with hair in ampyx / Horse right, preparing to lie down. AU, choice example with luster and especially well-struck bust and smooth fields. Estimate: $500-$750.

684. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III 687. Thessaly, Thessalian League, AR double-victoriatus, (the Great), ca. 336-323 BC, in the name and types of Alexander III but struck under Kassander, Philip IV, or Alexander (son of Kassander), ca. 315-294 BC, struck circa 307-297 BC, Amphipolis mint. Price 458. 17.23 grams. Head of Herakles

right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left, letter and torch in left field, letter under throne. XF/VF with bold but slightly off-center obverse, weaker but better-centered reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

2nd-1st centuries BC, NGC XF, strike 4/5, surface 3/5. 5.90 grams. Head of Zeus right wearing an oak crown / Athena Itonia walking

right, brandishing spear and holding shield, monograms of above and below. The double victoriati belong to the federal currency introduced after the battle of Kynoskephalai in 196, when the Thessalians were proclaimed free by Flamininus. Faint scratches on obverse, otherwise well struck and nicely centered. NGC #43723208-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Ancient Roman Roman Republic

688. Roman Republic, AR denarius, M. Vargunteius, 130 691. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justin II, 565-578 AD, BC, Rome mint. Crawford 257/1; Sydenham 507; Vargunteia 1. 4.00 grams.

Helmeted head of Roma right; MVARG to left, mark of value below chin / Jupiter driving triumphal quadriga right, holding palm frond and thunderbolt; ROMA in exergue. Lightly toned XF. Estimate: $175-$250.

Constantinople mint. MIB 5; DOC 4i. 4.50 grams. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand surmounted by crowning Victory and shield / Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger, star to left. Slightly off center XF with coin orientation. Estimate: $250-$375.

Eastern Roman Empire

689. Eastern Roman Empire, AV solidus, Theodosius II, 402-

450 AD, Constantinople mint. RIC 202; Depeyrot 73/2. 4.48 grams.

D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG around pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius II facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder in right hand and shield decorated with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI-A AVGG G (for gamma) around Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated right, holding globus cruciger in right hand and scepter in left, left foot on prow, left elbow resting on shield at her side; star in left field; CONOB. Well-centered AU with luster. Estimate: $600-$900.

692. Byzantine Empire, AV histamenon nomisma, Romanus III, 1028-34 AD, Constantinople mint, NGC AU strike 4/5, surface 4/5. DOC III 1d; SB 1819. 4.40 grams. Christ enthroned facing,

nimbus cross behind head, holding book of gospels and raising right hand, double border / Romanus on left, wearing a saccos and loros and holding cross on globe, usually with four dots on the fold of robe hanging below (but can be 5-8 dots), being crowned by Mary, nimbate on right, MQ between their heads, double border. Coin orientation, bright luster. NGC #4684162-007. Estimate: $600-$900.

Byzantine Empire

693. Byzantine Empire, AV histamenon nomisma, Isaac I, 690. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Justinian I, 527-565 AD, 1057-59 AD, Constantinople mint. DOC 2; Sear 1843. 4.37 grams.

Constantinople mint, NGC Choice AU, strike 4/5, surface 3/5. MIBE 6; DOC 8g. 4.49 grams. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing,

holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield with horseman motif in left / Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left, star in right field. Coin orientation, soft features but bright and beautiful. NGC #2086514-013. Estimate: $600-$900.

Christ seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels cradled on left arm; double border / Isaac I standing facing, wearing crown, scale cuirass, corselet with pteruges, and military cloak, holding sword upright in right hand, resting left on sheath; double border. AU+ with scratches in field to right of bust. Estimate: $400-$600.

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World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted) Angola

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

694. Angola, 12 macutas, María I, 1796, NGC AU 53. KM-37. Lightly circulated with original mint luster, golden-toned centers with dark blue shades around the rims, tied with two others for second finest known in the NGC census behind a single AU 55. NGC #5902958002. Estimate: $350-$500.

Anguilla

696. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 décimos, 1827, PCGS MS63BN, finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses, exO’Brien. Janson-3.1; KM-5. Dark all over but well struck and top grade, the best at NGC being MS 62. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). PCGS #90006517. Estimate: $600-$900.

697. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 décimos, 1827, NGC MS

61 BN, ex-O’Brien. Janson-6.3; KM-4. Bold strike, very darkly toned

695. Anguilla (provisional government), 1 liberty dollar, but with traces of original color and luster around eagle, nice smooth

incuse countermark ANGUILLA / LIBERTY DOLLAR around JULY / 11 / 1967 on date side of a Zacatecas, Mexico, 1 peso, 1898FZ, rare early host, NGC AU 55. KM-unl (host

409.3). This host type (cap-and-rays) is very early and unlisted for this countermark issue, famously issued by the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Newhall, to support Anguilla’s 1967 revolution against the formation of an associated state with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Out of thousands so marked, generally crown-sized silver coins of the early to mid-1900s, reportedly only 10 pieces were made from this host type, an unknown number of which were from the 1800s (this could be the only one). Typically deeply toned in the letters and numbers of the countermark, with almost all host-coin details still visible and lustrous, circular striations throughout from the countermarking process. NGC #5902083-016. Estimate: $200-up.

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fields, minor natural flaw (vertical) on left side of reverse but essentially no wear or marks. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #2806799-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

698. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 décimos, 1830, NGC MS 62 BN, ex-O’Brien. Janson-8.1; KM-4. Attractive chocolate-brown color with traces of orange, choice (well-detailed) but slightly off-center strike, second finest known in NGC census behind a single MS 63 in RB (red-brown). Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

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702. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2 reales, 1856, NGC MS 62

BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. Janson-21.1; KM-9.

699. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1827, Scarce issue (single set of dies known), fairly bold strike (small weak

struck more than 15% off-center on an 1822 1 décimo with a brockage of an 1823 1 décimo, NGC Mint Error AU details / reverse scratched, ex-O’Brien. Janson-9.1; KM-3. Deeply struck re-

verse (denomination side), weaker but fully detailed obverse with clear incuse brockage details (not noted on label) but old horizontal scratch across AYRES, nice chocolate-brown color with toning in crevices, unique and interesting multiple error in nice grade for a crude series of overstruck coinage. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-003. Estimate: $200-up.

spots near rims as usual) but with very nice original color and traces of luster around details, in fact the finest of just two in the NGC by four grades. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905409-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

Argentina (Córdoba)

703. Córdoba, Argentina, 1 real, 1843JPP, arms with no shading and dots flanking cap with top to right. Janson-42.1; KM-17. 3.18 grams.

Typically crude strike and flan but with all details clear, bold VF with toning around elements of design. Estimate: $125-$200.

700. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1827, struck

over an 1823 décimo, NGC MS 65 RB, finest known in NGC census, ex-Carter, ex-O’Brien. Janson-9.1; KM-3. Beautiful deep strike

with lovely original luster and much copper color, ghost of 1823 host date visible in center, the finest of over a dozen entries in the NGC census (including BN, none rated RD) and nicely pedigreed. Pedigreed to the Amon Carter collection (Coin Galleries auction of November 15, 1989, lot #1496), and to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

704. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1852, Rioja-style rays around sun, NGC AU 58, ex-O’Brien.

Janson-64.1.1; KM-31.

Lustrous and lightly rainbow-toned, the sunface side very slightly off-center, light high-point wear only. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

701. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 1/4 real, 1827, NGC

MS 64 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. Janson-13; KM-2. Scarce type (single set of dies known), with light rainbow toning over smooth fields with some original luster, choice rims, no wear or marks, in fact the finest at NGC by five grades. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #4751170-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

705. Córdoba, Argentina, 4 reales, 1852, French-style rays around sun, NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-O’Brien. Janson-65.1;

KM-A31. Lustrous

and bold but with sunface slightly worn, die-crack across flagpoles, and light striations from above flag, still attractive overall. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Argentina (Republic)

709. Austria, taler, Leopold I, 1695, Hall mint, NGC AU 55, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Dav-3245; KM-1303.3. Lightly toned and

706. Argentina, 1 peso “patacón,” 1882, NGC AU 58. Jan-

lustrous, with light high-point wear only. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 242 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the UBS auction of October 2015, with original lot-tag #3627. NGC #5907772-024. Estimate: $250-$375.

son-13.2; KM-29. Rather bold strike with minimal high-point wear, faint hairlines in obverse field, lightly toned and lustrous. NGC #4670202047. Estimate: $500-$750.

707. Argentina, copper 1 centavo, 1882, close 2, NGC MS

710. Austria, taler, Franz I, 1825-A, Vienna mint, PCGS

issue, this example the finer of just two in the NGC census by eight grades, with lovely lustrous surfaces and choice details in deep bronze color all over, a few minor bagmarks on Liberty side. NGC #4767966001. Estimate: $400-$600.

2163. Deeply toned over muted luster with wisps of adjustment marks

63 BN, finest known in NGC census. Janson-38.2; KM-32. Scarce

MS62, finest known in PCGS and NGC censuses. Dav-9; KMnear rim on reverse, apparently the finest and only example at PCGS (the only NGC example being just AU 53). Note: The Emperor’s ordinal on this coin is I, as he was Franz I of Austria, but his more common title was Franz II of the Holy Roman Empire (until 1808), which is why some references attribute these coins to Franz II. PCGS #15045657. Estimate: $250-$375.

Austria Azores (under Portugal)

711. Azores (under Portugal), 300 reis, crowned-G.P coun-

termark (Luís I, 1887) on a Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales,

708. Austria, taler, Leopold I, 1694, Hall mint, NGC AU Ferdinand VII, 1820CJ.

53. Dav-3245; KM-1303.3. Attractively toned and typically well struck,

with just light wear on high points. NGC #3590045-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

Gomes-29.17; KM-25.1. 5.69 grams. Full countermark (AXF) on bust of Fine host, nicely toned all over with no major marks, rims a bit weak. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Bermuda

712. Bermuda, uniface brass 8 pence token, Ireland Island 714. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1820PJ, Co-Operative Society Ltd. (early 1900s), very rare. Lyall-106.

5.69 grams. Denomination 8.D. inside legend IRELAND ISLAND

CO-OP SOC LTD., with some verdigris and light encrustation but mostly original brass color, VF, from a series that was largely melted down after World War II (only two or three known in this denomination, based on Lyall’s rarity rating). Lyall: “Ireland Island was the Royal Navy base in Bermuda and these are tokens issued by the Co-op store near the navy base. It is believed they were used for small change purposes when the Royal Navy ratings were paid to the nearest shilling to minimise the effort of handling small value coins by the R.N. pay section.” According to Dr. Edward Cecil Harris (The Royal Gazette, July 23, 2011), “the Ireland Island Co-operative Society also gave out tokens to customers upon the purchase of goods and those could be turned in every six months for a dividend. The denominations of the IICS tokens were one and two shillings and then six lower values of 3d, 5d, 7d, 8d, 10d, and 11 pennies. The tokens are now items for coin collectors and if sold would probably realize a dividend far in excess of their face value and the original intention of the cooperative membership and management of the Ireland Island Co-operative Society.” We have also traced the existence of 1d, 6d, 1 shilling and 2 shillings-sixpence examples. Estimate: $200-$300.

NGC MS 64, “top pop.” Janson-86.10; KM-84; Cal-1384. Choice bold

strike with incipient toning over muted luster (stronger in legends), parts of rims weak (as made), tied with one other for finest known in NGC census among over 40 entries. NGC #3724678-004. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

715. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1809PJ. Janson-80.21; KM-69;

Cal-320. 1.64 grams. Scarce key date (as most struck in this year were backdated to 1808), nicely struck AU with muted luster (mostly on reverse), parts of rims crude (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

Bolivia (Republic)

716. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, 1825, Liberators of

Colombia and Peru, Cerro de Potosí / llama, PCGS VF25, ex-Whittier. Burnett-4A; Fonrobert-9467. Obverse with Cerro de Potosí

Bolivia (colonial)

with city at base and radiant sunface above within legend . GRATITUD DE LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI . 1825; reverse with standing llama facing left within wreath inside legend ALOS LIBERTADORES DE COLOMBIA Y PERU with six-petal flower at bottom. Nicely toned, with strong rims and (reeded) edge. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32914167. Estimate: $200-$300.

Busts

713. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774JR, NGC MS 63. Janson-63.2; KM-55; Cal-1170. Typical mirrorlike luster

and choice, frosty details, nearly complete rims, just one minor weak spot on bottom-right castle containing light marks (keeping this coin from the higher grades seen from specimens of the same hoard). NGC #5906699-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

717. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1833LM, NGC MS 63. KM-97.

Nice luster and good strike, no notable marks or wear, hint of incipient toning, tied with three others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #5850149-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

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721. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1 sol, 1844, Ballivián, PCGS AU details / cleaned, ex-Whittier.

Burnett-26.1; Fonrobert-9536.

718. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, 1838, Santa Cruz’s Obverse with laureate bust of Ballivián inside legend PRESIDENTE victories at Yanacocha and Socabaya / native, PCGS MS65, ex-Whittier. Burnett-unl (cf. 14B2); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with standing

native facing front, holding palm frond and cornucopia, inside legend NOS DAS LA GLORIA , Y LA PAZ , with 1838. date in exergue; reverse with Cerro de Potosí and Mt. Illimani joined by breastworks above AL VENCEDOR DE YANA- / COCHA SOCABAYA Y / PASIFICADOR EN / PAUCARPATA, all under radiant sun within legend NOSOTROS EL CORAZON- / DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI, with incuse lettering EN TI DEPOSITAMOS LA / SUERTE DE BOLIVIA on edge. Bold strike with incipient rainbow toning over luster, minor natural flaw in center, exceptional grade overall. Note this variety is unlisted in Burnett—similar to his 14B2 but with commas instead of dots in obverse legend. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32914182. Estimate: $400-$600.

CONSTITUCIONAL . J. BALLIVIAN followed by six-point star; reverse with open book marked L F (for Ley Fundamental, i.e., the Constitution) pierced by sword atop pedestal inside wreath within legend NOS DIO PATRIA . LEY . Y PAZ . 1844 ., serpent at bottom. Bold strike, richly toned over lightly hairlined surfaces. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32915146. Estimate: $125-$200.

722. Potosí, Bolivia, gold medallic 4 escudos, 1852, Belzu /

719. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, (1841), Ballivián, native / Ingavi, PCGS XF45, ex-Whittier. Burnett-126.1; Fonrob-

Obverse with standing native facing left, blowing horn and holding olive branch in left hand, with llama to left of his right foot, inside legend POTOSI TRASMITE ALA POSTERIDAD.; reverse with hand inscribed BALLIN coming from right holding monument inside wreath of palm and olive branches within legend LA GLORIA DEL VENCEDOR DE INGAVI.; reeded edge with incuse lettering AYACUCHO SUCRE 1824. Lustrous and bold in the legends but weaker toward centers, no toning (more like cleaned AU in our opinion). Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32905624. Estimate: $125-$200. ert-9786.

criminal, very rare, PCGS AU53. Burnett-38; Fonrobert-9563. Obverse with seated Liberty holding babe and embracing standing youth, all of whom are looking toward radiant sun to right, shield with Bolivian arms inside REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA at bottom left, all within legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI / AL PRESIDENTE M.Y. BELZU.; reverse with criminal holding torch and fleeing right from sword in hand coming from clouds at left, all within legend LA PROVIDENCIA PERSIGUE EL CRIMEN, with 1852 date at bottom. Bold strike with lovely reddish toning around details, unpriced in Burnett as quite rare and desirable, like all gold issues from this series. PCGS #36333506. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

723. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, 1852, Belzu, angel and

trumpet / temple, PCGS AU details / cleaning, ex-Whittier.

Obverse with angel flying right above clouds, her right hand holding horn with banner reading XX / BOLIVIA and her left hand holding wreath encircling XX / EL JRAL / BELZU, all within legend EL DEPARTAMENTO DE POTOSI EN 1852; reverse with radiant temple inside legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with exergue showing EN 6. DE STBRE / DE 1850/2. Bold strike with attractive toning over luster, minor verdigris and faint surface hairlines. With overdate 1850/2 but no E/F in STBRE, this is apparently not one of the varieties listed in Burnett. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32915187. Estimate: $125-$200.

Burnett-unl (cf. 46); Fonrobert-unl.

720. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1 sol, 1843, Constitution, PCGS AU details / cleaned, ex-Whittier. Burnett-25 Fonrobert-9534.

Obverse with crossed quill and sword tied with ribbon onto Liberty cap-topped staff inside legend INDEPENDENCIA / RESTAURACION with six-petal florettes at 3 and 9 o’clock; reverse with open book reading LEY / FUN / DA on left page and MEN / TAL / sixpoint star on right page within legend A LA CONSTITUCION DE 1843. Choice bold strike with light rainbow toning over luster, very faint hairlines in fields. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32915145. Estimate: $125-$200.

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724. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1 sol, 1852, Belzu / City of Potosí, PCGS AU55, ex-Whittier.

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. Lightly toned over muted luster, nice strike. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32915194. Estimate: $125-$200.

Burnett-51A1; Fonrobert-9572.

725. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1 sol, 1854, seated BOLIVIA / national dignity, PCGS MS62, exWhittier. Burnett-68; Fonrobert-9595.

Obverse with AL / SALVADOR / DE LA / DIGNIDAD / NACIONAL inside wreath under legend LOS EMPLEADOS DE POTOSI; reverse with seated woman holding flag that says BOLIVIA, with condor on pedestal to right, all flanked by palm and olive branches with EN 1854 in exergue. Bold strike, lustrous and choice. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32913693. Estimate: $150-$225.

728. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1/4 peso, 1863, Achá / Constitution, PCGS UNC details / cleaning, ex-Whittier. Burnett-

87B1; Fonrobert-unl. Obverse

with crossed sword and branch on closed book with CONSTITUCION on spine, condor flying above, all within legend starting with six-petal flower then GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO DE POTOSI . 1863 .; reverse with nude bust of Achá above his name in cursive within legend AL RESTAURADOR DEL ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL. Brightly lustrous and with light toning over surfaces hairlines, bold strike. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906220. Estimate: $125-$200.

726. Potosí, Bolivia,

medallic 2 soles, 1855, Córdova, angel strewing flowers / congressional scene, PCGS AU58, ex-Whittier. Burnett-72C;

729. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, 1863, Achá / Constitution, PCGS AU details / scratch, ex-Whittier. Burnett-87A;

Fonrobert-unl (cf. 9604). Obverse with Belzu receiving medal and sash in Congress scene within legend EL CONGRESO ESTRAORDINARIO NO ADMITE; reverse with flying angel dropping flowers over crowd of people within legend LA RENUNCIA DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA with R/E in PRESIDENTE and U/B in REPUBLICA. Bold strike, attractive toning over muted luster, arguably Mint State on a better day. Note Burnett erroneously calls the re-punch in PRESIDENTE R/B. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906256. Estimate: $150-$225.

Fonrobert-9652. Obverse with crossed sword and branch on closed book with CONSTITUCION on spine, condor flying above, all within legend starting with six-petal flower then GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO DE POTOSI . 1863 .; reverse with military bust of Achá above his name in cursive within legend AL RESTAURADOR DEL ORDEN CONSTITUCIONAL. Lovely rainbow toning over luster (more like UNC in our opinion), nice strike, a few light scratches in front of face. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906219. Estimate: $125-$200.

727. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 2 soles, (1855), woman and baby / temple, PCGS AU details / cleaning, ex-Whittier.

Burnett-unl (obv 74, rev 46); Fonrobert-unl. Obverse with

standing, helmeted woman offering baby to radiant cross in sky to left, her feet trampling a dragon above F * ARAMAYO, all within legend SIN RELIGION NO HAY PATRIA NI ESTA SIN MORALIDAD.; reverse with radiant temple inside legend AL SER SUPREMO QUE SALVO A BOLIVIA with EN 6. DE STBRE/F / DE 1850/2. in exergue. Very bold strike with choice, bright luster and only the faintest of hairlines. Note: This medal should be attributed to 1855 because the obverse design is known for that year whereas the 1850 date on the reverse (engraved in 1852) is known to be a tribute to the date of Belzu’s attempted assassination. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32915188. Estimate: $125-$200.

730. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1 melgarejo, 1865FP, PCGS

AU55, ex-Whittier. Burnett-95A2; Fonrobert-9676; KM-146. Obverse with AL / VALOR / DEL / JENERAL / MELGAREJO inside 666. Ms. and 400. Gs. in small letters within legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO POTOSINO EN 1865.; reverse with military bust of Melgarejo inside legend AL PACIFICADOR DE BOLIVIA .F.P. Very light and colorful toning (in patches) over luster, faint lines and marks, weak at DEL in legend but otherwise well struck. This issue exemplifies the blurred distinction between medal and coin, as it bears both a fineness and assayer’s initials yet has a medallic design overall (and medallic axis). Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906228. Estimate: $200-$300.

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731. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 1/10 boliviano, 1865, beehive / arms, PCGS MS62, ex-Whittier. Burnett-unl (101 for type); Fonrobert-

unl (9667-8 for type). Obverse

with beehive on which are nine bees with arc of seven bees above (unlisted variety) inside legend GRATITUD DEL PUEBLO at top and * EN 1865 * at bottom; reverse with arms and banners topped with helmet inside legend AL EJERCITO LEAL DE DICIEMBRE *, with top plume of helmet under A (Burnett rev 4). Very lightly rainbow toned over muted luster, slightly off-center strike with slight weakness in center as usual. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906212. Estimate: $125-$200.

734. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic 20 centavos, 1879, Daza, PCGS AU details / damage, ex-Whittier. Burnett-123.1; KM-166.

Obverse with arms above arc of nine stars within legend REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA / ENERO 14 DE 1879; reverse with bust of Daza above H. DAZA within legend EL EJERCITO NAL. AL PRESIDTE. DE LA REPA / 20 CET. A few splashes of colorful toning over luster, the bust side lightly hairlined and the arms side with area of surface corrosion from about 2 to 5 o’clock. This type is denominated for use as a coin but unquestionably follows the medallic tradition of years prior (in fact the last of the series), especially considering the fact that non-medallic pieces were struck at the same time. Note: Burnett states the denomination as 20 CS. in error. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906177. Estimate: $125-$200.

732. Potosí, Bolivia, medallic “1/3 melgarejo,” 1869, PCGS AU58, ex-Whittier. Burnett-120.1; Fonrobert-9720. Obverse with highrelief bare bust of Melgarejo facing left above initials M.G. within legend BOLIVIA TIENE CREDITO POR LA PAZ .; reverse with legend LA PATRIA AGRADECIDA AL PRESIDENTE around wavy-line MELGAREJO above POR LA INAUGURACION / DE LA / MONEDA A VAPOR / POTOSI DIBRE. above 28 DE 1869 in arc. Very bold and lustrous, with incipient toning, slight wear on very highest points only, curiously U-shaped struck-through-fiber error at 6 o’clock on obverse. This issue is definitely more like an actual medal, as it is in higher relief and is not a standard coin weight or size. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated on label). PCGS #32906174. Estimate: $150-$225.

735. Potosí, Bolivia, 50 centavos / half boliviano, 1891CB, without weight, PCGS MS66, finest known in either PCGS or NGC censuses. KM-161.5. Very frosty and lustrous despite an

overall matte-like finish, devoid of any marks or wear, just a few tiny black speckles here and there, top grade at either service for the date (all varieties), both denominations stated in design. PCGS #83976910. Estimate: $125-$200.

Brazil (colonial) Afonso VI

733. Potosí, Bolivia, 1 boliviano, 1867/6FE/P, eleven stars,

NGC MS 62, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-

152.2. Frosty

with luster and bold strike, minimal bagmarks, just one coin finer for this date at NGC (at MS 63) but this one is the only graded specimen for this overdate variety. NGC #5720756-005. Estimate: $125-$200.

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736. Brazil, 300 reis, crowned-300 countermark (1663) on cross side of a Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. Gomes-3.01; Russo-11; KM-unl (18 for type). 12.96 grams. Bold and full countermark (VF) at edge to right of cross, the host a very crude VG with just enough detail to discern peninsular origin (KM only lists New World hosts), likely clipped in its time. Estimate: $150-$225.

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José I João VI

737. Brazil, 600 reis, José I, 1764-R, NGC VF 35, finest

known in NGC census.

Gomes-49.07; Russo-278; KM-187. Typically shallow strike with some light, even wear but also remaining luster, incipient toning, the better of just two of this date in the NGC census. NGC #5902958-005. Estimate: $250-$375.

João Prince Regent

740. Brazil (Rio mint), 160 reis, João VI, 1818-R. Gomes-17.01;

Russo-466; KM-323.1. 4.49 grams. Bold UNC with rim-nick near top of reverse, lightly toned over luster. Estimate: $250-$375.

Brazil (Empire) Pedro I

738. Brazil (Minas Gerais), 960 reis counterstamp (1809,

João Prince Regent) on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806PJ, NGC VF 35, c/s UNC strong. Gomes-112.02;

Russo-450; KM-242. Choice deep counterstamp placed just high enough

that the host date can been seen (not usually the case), bright and lustrous all over. NGC #5902958-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

741. Brazil (Bahia mint), copper 20 reis, Pedro I, 1827-B, NGC MS63 BN, finest and only example in NGC census.

Russo-634; KM-360.2. Key date struck in about 10% of the quantity of the other dates in the series, this example being the finest on record with bold details against smooth, chocolate-brown surfaces with a hint of copper color and luster, dark spot at 3 o’clock on obverse, crude rims (as made). NGC #5850257-013. Estimate: $150-$225.

Pedro II

739. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1815R, medal axis, struck over a Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, 1814FJ, rare, ex-Prober. Gomes-29.14; Russo-425a; KM-307.3. 26.79

grams. Toned XF with slightly grainy surfaces, much host detail visible including date (mint not 100% certain, despite Prober’s attribution), supposedly quite rare as struck in medal alignment. Pedigreed to the Kurt Prober collection, with his original tag. Estimate: $200-$300.

742. Brazil, 200 reis, Pedro II, 1867, wreath type, PCGS MS67, finest known in PCGS census. Russo-585; KM-469. Highly

lustrous and choice, virtually perfect, and in fact the top grade for the entire type at either PCGS or NGC (the latter with one at the same grade for this date). PCGS #83976911. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Brazil (Republic) Central American Union

743. Brazil, 2000 reis, 1897, NGC AU details / cleaned.

Bold strike, minor marks and hairlines but nicely toned. NGC #5902958-007. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Russo-676; KM-498.

British Honduras

745. Central American Union, proof bronze essai 2 centavos, 1889, NGC PF 64 BN, “top pop.� KM-E22. Multi-color surfaces with underlying luster, very minor bagmarks and carbon spots, tied with five others for finest in NGC census (including both BN and RB). NGC #5903906-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

744. British Honduras, dollar (6 shillings 1 penny), incuse

crowned script-GR countermark (1810-20) on bust of Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818JJ, NGC VG details / holed. Prid-3; KM-4.2. Very bold full countermark

746. Central American Union, bronze essai 1 centavo, 1889, NGC MS 62 BN. KM-E21. Traces of original color and luster around

details, minor verdigris. NGC #5903906-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

on deeply toned host with large hole at top, odd circular disturbance in field in front of face, but all details clear, popular type. NGC #5902083015. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Chile (colonial) Gold

747. Santiago, Chile, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV,

1796DA, NGC MS 61.

Cal-1761; KM-54. Bright with luster and nicely toned in legends, but with some hairlines, a few stray marks, and light adjustment marks on both sides. NGC #5902438-002. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

748. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII transitional (“admiral” bust), 1811FJ, NGC MS 63+, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1865; KM-72. Choice bold strike and brilliant luster, the rims particularly bold despite a couple minor (natural flaws),

really quite flashy and important as the best among almost 50 entries for this date in the NGC census, also top grade for the entire type with transitional bust (which NGC calls “imagined” but more popularly known as “admiral” due to the king’s portrait being modeled after the Admiral of the Navy in Chile sporting a ponytail in his hair, which the king never had. NGC# 5893027-005. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Busts

749. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1775DA. 750. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1786DA. Richly rainbow-toned and problem-free AVF, slightly off-center strike, better early date. Estimate: $125-$200.

Cal-1750; KM-30. 6.61 grams.

Cal-767; KM-30. 6.6 grams. Bold AVF with deep toning around details, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Chile (Republic)

751. Santiago, Chile, pattern 1 peso, 1819, extremely rare,

NGC AU 58. KM-Pn1. This lovely issue is widely regarded as the most important and desirable pattern of Chile, commissioned by the director of the Santiago mint, J. S. Portales, but ultimately rejected in favor of a continuation of the prior “volcano peso” design, which was simpler to engrave. J.T. Medina, in his landmark work, Las Monedas Chilenas (1902), illustrates and eloquently describes this pattern (on page 179, not page 127 as stated in other auction listings), comparing to the previous design, as thus (our translation): “The attributes and the legend of the obverse were preserved, being stamped on a ribbon terminating in a buckle; in addition to the ordinary border, groups of eight parallel lines in pyramidal shapes were designed; the assayer’s initial was probably to be placed at the base of the column, on the left, in an extremely tiny capital letter [next to an existing M on the right]; at the same time the hemisphere [crowning the column] had been enormously enlarged, which was thus completely disproportionate. On the reverse [was] the same layout for the legend, in a simply striated band; identical border; much better drawing and engraving of the mountains and volcanoes; the exergue bearing the date, which on ordinary coins was found on the obverse, at the foot of the column.” Note that Medina considered the column side to be the obverse. Four examples are currently known, all of which are graded, of which this is the second finest. The two most recent sales are the ex-Medina/Tarapacá collection example (AU50 PCGS) which hammered for $16,000 in 2016, and an MS 62 NGC (finest) which hammered for $24,000 in 2013. The present specimen is most attractive for the assigned grade, including near intact mint luster with contrasting toning and only faint friction evidence on the highest points of the devices and slight as-made crudeness of rims (as it was a non-circulating pattern, after all). A most desirable piece, worthy of the most advanced Latin American or Chilean cabinet. NGC #5906063-003. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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755. Santiago, Chile, gold 2 pesos, 1875, NGC MS 65, finest

752. Valdivia, Chile (emergency issue), billon 2 reales,

1822, rare, NGC XF 40. KM-2. The formerly prosperous colonial

city of Valdivia was heavily looted during the struggle for Chilean independence in 1820. Without enough coinage for daily commerce and payment to the local garrison, the governor was forced to collect silverware and any other silver items available from merchants and other residents in order to make coins. Some 4000 ounces of silver were amassed and sent to a new facility on an estate known as Chunimpa, under the supervision of its owner, Don Antonio Adriazola. The coins thus produced were known as “chunimpanas.” Striking took place in 1822, in the denominations of 1, 2 and 8 reales, with a simple design consisting of the denomination, VA and date on the obverse and a column and three stars on the reverse. Because these “emergency” coins were unofficial and not even proper weight for their values, they were all called in by the Chilean government and melted. For that reason, surviving specimens are generally quite rare. This example is very dark in color, with smooth fields and bold details, with small natural crack above V, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single XF 45. NGC #5902083-008. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

known in NGC census. KM-143. Bold strike and flashy luster, light yellow color, minor die-breaks but no wear or damage at all, single finest of seven entries in NGC census at present, final date of type. NGC #4427758-002. Estimate: $600-$900.

756. Santiago, Chile, 20 centavos, 1913, NGC MS 65, “top

pop.” KM-151.3. Flashy luster with just the faintest of rainbow toning, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #5906801-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

China

757. Kirin, China, 1/2 dollar, 1898, NGC AU 58. L&M-517;

753. Santiago, Chile, pattern 8 escudos in silvered brass,

no date (1835), PCGS MS62. KM-PnA4 (var) . 13.41 grams. Choice

bold strike with lovely bluish toning, hint of dark brass peeking out on high points, listed in KM in brass (not silvered), non-denominated and somewhat smaller than an 8 escudos (slab label calls it a medal) but clearly a pattern for its design. PCGS #40467650. Estimate: $400-$600.

Y-182.1. Vividly rainbow toned all over, with much underlying luster, minor high-point wear only. NGC #5906801-009. Estimate: $700$1,000.

Colombia (colonial) Gold

754. Santiago, Chile, gold 4 escudos, 1836IJ, “hand on book.” KM-95. 13.09 grams. Lustrous AU with light surface hairlines,

minor rim-flaws, faint adjustment marks in center of date side, small spots of bright orange toning near edge. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

758. Bogotá, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1792JJ, no dot between J’s. Restrepo-97.6a; KM-62.1; Cal-1721. 27.05 grams. Bold strike, lustrous AU with minor surface marks on obverse only. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Busts

759. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794JF. Restrepo-98.8; KM-62.2; Cal-1665. 26.99 grams. Bold strike, lustrous

UNC with light marks and hairlines on obverse only, hint of light toning. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

764. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811JF. Restrepo-114.3; KM-70.2; Cal-897. 6.55 grams. Problem-free AVF, attractively toned. Estimate: $150-$225.

765. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1799/8, NGC AU 55. Restrepo-75.7; KM-63; Cal-166. Deeply

760. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand

VI, 1759J, NGC VF 30, ex-Jones. Restrepo-18.4; KM-30.2; Cal-663.

Attractively red-toned and well-struck, no more than the expected amount of marks and wear for the date. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Aureo & Calicó auction of October 2016 (lot #1533). NGC #5906082-004. Estimate: $600-$900.

toned, off-center strike with bold details, the lion side a bit grainy and the rims typically crude, fairly clear overdate (not mentioned on label), tied for second finest in NGC census. NGC #4916852-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Cartagena provisional Republic)

761. Bogotá, Colombia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III,

1775JJ, no dot between J’s, PCGS AU53. Restrepo-61.9; KM-49.1;

Cal-1692. Strong

luster, good strike, light marks and high-point wear. PCGS #40467637. Estimate: $500-$750.

766. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 2 reales, (1811-14), NGC

XF 45 BN, ex-Norweb (stated on label). Restrepo-136.4; KM-D1;

Cal-Type 182. Broad flan with typically crude details and some flat areas, including where date could be (also slightly off-center, so date might be off the edge), nice full palm tree, darkly toned, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb collection. NGC #5850336-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

762. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles III,

1776SF. Restrepo-54.8; KM-48.2; Cal-1419. 3.31 grams. Bold Fine with contrasting toning around details, no problems, desirable date for US collectors. Estimate: $250-$375.

767. Cartagena, Colombia, copper 1/2 real, (1811-12), NGC

763. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 1 escudo, Charles III,

1788SF. Restrepo-54.34; KM-48.2; Cal-1433. 3.36 grams. UNC/AU details with particularly bold strike on obverse but also with nicks and scratches on bust. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

AU 55 BN. Restrepo-131.5; KM-D2; Cal-314. Bold full strike (rare thus), the rims crude and the color dark as usual, struck without date in the design (typically attributed to 1811 but Restrepo says the arms were not approved till 1812), tied for second finest in NGC census. NGC #4660400-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Colombia (Cartagena “imitation Colombia (Republic of New Granacobs”) da)

768. Cartagena, Colombia, copper “imitation cob” 2 reales, fantasy date “800” (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagena provisional copper 2 reales (1813-14), very rare, with unidentified “S” countermark. Restrepo-118.1; KM-unl. 3.71 grams This strange, ephemeral Royalist issue bears a design reminiscent of the Caracas “imitation cobs” (made to resemble Lima pillar-and-waves 2 reales, to promote circulation) struck 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 brown XF with spots of black toning, the crude incuse “S” countermark on the L of SVL currently unattributed but probably a private hacienda mark. Estimate: $500-$750.

771. Magdalena, Colombia (struck by Scovill Manufactur-

ing, Waterbury, Connecticut), brass una mitad (half cuartillo) token, 1855, AM de la Cuadra, NGC MS 62, ex-Norweb. Rulau-Mag5; Fonrobert-8263. Nice

brass color with original luster around details, which include AM / DE LA / CUADRA on obverse and UNA / MITAD / 1855 on reverse, minimal marks and a couple dark spots only, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb collection. NGC #5850277-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

Colombia (first Republic / Cundinamarca) 772. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1886, round-top 3 in fineness, very rare. Restrepo-298.15; KM-161.1a. 12.47 grams. Nice XF

with hint of toning and luster, reportedly only four known, of which two others have sold at auction in the past fourteen years. Pedigreed to the Nueva Granada collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia (modern Republic) 769. Bogotá (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 8 reales, 1820JF. Restrepo-157.1; KM-78. 24.85 grams. AXF with deeply toned fields, slightly

off-center strike with minor rim-flaw below date, problem-free and attractive. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Republic)

773. Colombia, copper-nickel 1 peso papel moneda,

1910AM, NGC MS 64, “top pop.” Restrepo-345.2; KM-A279. Vividly rainbow toned all over, with lots of red, purple and bluish color in addition to a deep golden color in the center of the obverse, muted luster, no marks or wear, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #5906801-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

770. Bogotá, Colombia, gold 1 escudo, 1823JF, NGC AU

details / surface hairlines. Restrepo-161.1; KM-81.1. Bold strike with nice luster, nice yellow color, light surface hairlines on obverse only. NGC #3355378-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

774. Colombia (struck at the Heaton mint in London), copper-nickel 1 peso papel moneda, 1912-H, NGC MS 64.

Restrepo-345.5: KM-A279. Lightly rainbow toned (mostly blue and gold), no marks or wear, muted luster. Note: Label states 1912AM in error.) NGC #5906801-004. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Costa Rica (Central American Republic) 775. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), gold 2 escudos, 1828F, NGC AU 53. KM-5.

Very light toning over muted luster, minor marks and typically weak strike in leaves of tree, popular type of which this was the first year (struck in smaller quantity than subsequent years). NGC #5903906001. Estimate: $500-$750.

776. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), gold 2 escudos, 1835F, NGC XF details / removed from jewelry. KM-15. Minor marks and slight rim damage but overall still attractive and

popular, with leaves on tree weakly struck as usual. NGC #5903906-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Types IV and V

777. Costa Rica, 8 reales, 1846JB, 2-reales counterstamp (Type V) with “8” countermark on a Potosí cob 8 reales, 1754C,

extremely rare, NGC VG details / holed, c/s AU standard, ex-Stuart. KM-unl (cf 58). 26.24 grams. Choice full counterstamp and coun-

termark (clear “8R” on large 8 in field of lines in circle), the former appearing right above the host coin’s date below cross (the Ferdinand VI host type unlisted in KM), with bold denomination and tops of pillars on other side, deeply toned, some marks, the usual hole at edge stripped through from use, only the second example of this rare type we have ever offered. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection (stated on label). NGC #5908054-003. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

778. Costa Rica, 4 reales, 1846JB, 1-real counterstamp (Type IV) with “4” countermark on a Potosí cob 4 reales, 1765(?), extremely rare, NGC Good details / holed, c/s VF standard, ex-Stuart. KM-unl. 13.12 grams. Crude host with

most of date visible on pillars side next to the counterstamp (KM lists no Potosí hosts at all, nor can we find another), the stamp on the other side weaker but with bold countermark (clear vertical “4R” on large 4 against field of lines in square), lightly toned, with large hole (distorted from wear) near edge as usual, first of this type we have ever offered. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection (stated on label). NGC #5908054-002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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779. Costa Rica, 2 reales, 1846JB counterstamp (Type V) on

a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1720(Y), PCGS G04, c/m AU detail. KM-54. 5.53 grams. Superb grade for this normally well-worn

counterstamp, the host typically well worn but with clear mintmark and two partial dates (date not mentioned on label), lightly toned all over. PCGS #39839995. Estimate: $400-$600.

Type VI

780. Costa Rica, 2 reales, “lion” countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a Guatemala 2 reales 1861R, unique(?), ex-Amon Carter. KM-unl (host 134). 6.00 grams. Choice XF counter-

mark on a VF host, nicely toned all over, unique use of an earlier countermark on a later host. In his November 1981 auction-lot description of this coin, Almanzar simply refers to the countermark as 1889, which should mean a double countermark with CB below lion, whereas the single-sided countermark here is just a lion (Type VI, 1849-57), so we suspect this is either acontemporary counterfeit or an 1889 issue using the incorrect (old) countermark. Pedigreed to Amon G. Carter, Jr. collection and the Almanzar auction of November 1981 (lot #369). Estimate: $400-$600.

781. Lot of five Costa Rica 1/2R “lion” countermarks (Type VI, 1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/2R dated as

follows: 1831E, 1843M, 1846JB (CRESCA), 1847JB and 1848JB. KM-67, 68. 6.83 grams total. Nice lot of toned and generally problemfree F-VF hosts with VF-XF countermarks. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica (Republic)

782. Costa Rica, gold 1/2 onza (4 escudos), 1850JB, PCGS

XF45. KM-97. Lovely red toning around details, boldly struck but with

the high relief of the standing figure on obverse leaving too little metal to fully strike up the shield on the reverse (hence typically weak there), the smooth fields indicating more like AU grade overall, one-year type. PCGS #37858952. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

784. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1849JB, “Madonna and child” is-

sue, PCGS AU55. KM-66. 3.10 grams. Circle-and-dot edge (“colonial style”), lustrous and choice surfaces, the legends and tree bold but the Madonna typically slightly weak, incipient toning, nice grade for this issue. PCGS #34946743. Estimate: $350-$500.

783. Costa Rica, 1 real, 1847JB, inverted B, “Madonna and child” proclamation issue, PCGS F15. KM-65. Weak centers and

slightly crude rims, lightly rainbow toned, scarce and confusing issue with 1846 date of constitutional reform also appearing in legend, far less common than 1849-50 issues with similar central design. PCGS #39626555. Estimate: $100-$150.

785. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1887GW, CB inside bow, rare, PCGS XF45. KM-124. Rare variety (missing in Mayer) with tiny CB

initials in upper bow on the bottom of the reverse, very lightly toned over luster, minor adjustment marks. PCGS #39839992. Estimate: $300-$450.

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786. Costa Rica, brass 5 centimos, 1921GCR, NGC MS 65, finest known in NGC census. KM-151.

Deeply rainbow toned over lustrous dark surfaces, no marks or wear, single finest above ten others in NGC census. NGC #2845014-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

Cuba (under Spain)

790. Cuba, 25 centavos, short key incuse countermark

787. Cuba (Trinidad / Santiago / Principe), 2 reales, star-

in-lattice countermark (1841) on bust of Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812IJ, NGC Fine details / rev scratched, c/s XF standard. KM-9. Deep countermark on small-flan

(1872-77) on a Mexico City, Mexico, 25 centavos, 1875M.

KM-R4.1. 6.64 grams. Choice full countermark on eagle side of a VF host (nice grade for these) with light toning around details, a few light marks, popular and important issue from the time of Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). Estimate: $150-$225.

host, deeply toned (somewhat patchy) with a few old marks. NGC #5902083-018. Estimate: $70-$100.

788. Cuba, 4 reales, short key incuse countermark (1872-77) on a Guanajuato, Mexico, 4 reales, 1846PM, PCGS Good 6. KM-R2. Bold full countermark with contrasting toning inside, the

host rather worn and with gold-green spots against a steely gray toning, the date and mintmark and assayer initials still clear, popular and important issue from the time of Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). PCGS #40467645. Estimate: $400-$600.

791. Cuba (Mayari), silver 1/2-real(?) token with MORALES Ho in box above 1 over 2 denomination, made from a US Seated Liberty half dime (late 1800s), very rare. KM-unl. 1.25 grams. Very crisp 1-over-2 countermark, the MORALES full but more

lightly struck, clear Bourbon arms on other side (oversized, with DE MAYARI appearing below it on at least one off-center example in the 20c denomination), toned in crevices, VF overall, only the second specimen we have seen without a hole. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Cuba (Republic)

789. Cuba, 50 centavos, long key incuse countermark (187277) on a USA (New Orleans mint) seated Liberty half dollar 1857-O, PCGS AG details / tooled. KM-R5.3. Full countermark

on eagle side of a well-worn US host with dark toning around details plus golden hue all over, a few old scratches and crude rims, popular and important issue from the time of Cuba’s “Ten Years War” against Spain (1868-78). PCGS #37523538. Estimate: $400-$600.

792. Cuba, 1 peso, 1953, Martí centennial, PCGS MS64. KM-

29. Brightly lustrous, just a few minor bagmarks, second highest grade at either PCGS or NGC. PCGS #39626569. Estimate: $125-$200.

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797. Cuba, gold 200 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí, NGC 793. Cuba, gold piefort 25 pesos, 1988, Martí, very rare, MS 70 (“top pop”), ex-Rudman. KM-542. One of three in NGC NGC MS 68, ex-Rudman. KM-P9. Matte finish with muted luster,

census at this top grade denoting utter perfection, matte finish, bright pale color. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. NGC #4916925-001. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

794. Cuba, gold piefort 10 pesos, 1988, Martí, very rare,

798. Cuba, gold proof 100 pesos, 1993, Bolívar and Martí,

flawless surfaces, from a paltry mintage of only ten pieces in extra thickness (piefort). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. NGC #4916933-009. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

NGC MS 68, ex-Rudman. KM-P4. Matte finish with muted luster,

tiny carbon spot on reverse and minor flaw above fineness, from a mintage of just 30 pieces in extra thickness (piefort). Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. NGC #4503134-011. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

without outlined horse, NGC PF 69 Ultra Cameo (“top pop”), ex-Rudman. KM-916. Deeply mirrored fields, tied with four

others for finest in NGC census, variety with horse at same level as bust as opposed to being raised on the die. Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. NGC #4916936-010. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Curaçao 795. Cuba, gold proof 50 pesos, 1990, Bolívar, NGC PF 68 Ultra Cameo, ex-Rudman. KM-281. Deeply mirrored fields with practically no blemishes, tiny carbon spot in center of reverse, faintly red-toned all over Pedigreed to the Isaac Rudman numismatic cabinet. NGC #4503130-019. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

799. Curaçao (Dutch administration), 3 reaals, countermark 3 in dentillated circle (1819) on a 1/5 cut of a Spanish colonial 8 reales of Ferdinand VII, NGC VG 10. KM-29. Deep countermark harboring lots of sediment, light toning around details on host. NGC #3706757-051. Estimate: $300-$450.

796. Cuba, gold proof 10 pesos, 1990, XXV Summer Olympic Games, Barcelona 1992 - Basketball, PCGS PR67DCAM.

KM-342. Choice mirrored fields, no discernible flaws (scratches in plastic slab on reverse side), 1/10 oz of 0.999 gold. Note: Label states 1992 date in error. PCGS #28857460. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Danish West Indies

800. Lot of three Danish West Indies coins: 2 skilling, 1837 (flat-top 3); 5 cents, 1879; bronze 1 cent, 1860. KM-13, 69 and

Nice XF on average, the 2 skilling somewhat grainy, the 5 cents lightly golden toned with a few darker speckles, and the 1 cent an even brown with a couple small dark spots. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225. 63. 7.50 grams.

804. St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, octagonal uniface brass

2 lb ice token, Raven & Co. (ca. 1915-30), rare.

Rulau-Vrg51;

XF with traces of encrustation and oxidation but overall nicely even in color, the incuse lettering mostly toned for good contrast, holed at 3 o’clock as made. Estimate: $200-$300.

Sieg-75. 9.72 grams.

801. Danish West Indies, copper-nickel 5 centavos Mexi-

canos token, no date (ca. 1880), G. Peirano et Co., rare.

Lustrous UNC (very rare grade) with traces of light luster forming here and there. Tokens like this one were issues to make change for the many Mexican silver pesos circulating on the islands at that time. Estimate: $200-$300. Higgie-444; Eklund-2019; Rulau-Vrg58. 1.61 grams.

802. Lot of two Danish West Indies copper-nickel 1 centavo

Mexicano tokens, no date (1880s): C.A. Daniel & Co.; Delvalle & Co., St. Thomas. Higgie-407 and 411; Rulau-unl and Vrg14. 4.53

grams total. Both UNC or thereabouts, with muted luster, the latter with light streaks of toning. These merchant tokens were issued to make change for the many Mexican pesos which were in circulation there at that time. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $100-$150.

805. St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, round uniface brass 1

lb ice token, Raven & Co. (ca. 1915-30), rare. Rulau-Vrg 52; Sieg74. 9.66 grams. Very evenly copper-colored XF with very small arcuate clip in edge (manufacturing error), the incuse letters all toned, holed at 3 o’clock as made. Estimate: $175-$250.

Dominica 803. Danish West Indies, small uniface brass 5 cents token,

D.O.C., ca. 1890, very rare, ex-Byrne, Higgie Plate. Higgie408A. 4.41 grams. This very simple token, with incuse D.O.C. above 5c

stamped onto one side of an otherwise blank planchet with toothed rims on both sides, appears to be unique, as it seems the same piece that Higgie published in 1962 kept coming up for sale over the next two decades, and has resided in the consignor’s collection ever since. Most likely the issue was generally melted down during WWII. Aged brass color with toning in details, minor spots of verdigris and a few old marks, VF overall, with offset ghosts of the C and 5 from previous stamping(s). Attribution of the D.O.C. marking remains uncertain: Higgie asserted the initials stood for the Danish East India Co. (Danske Ostindisk Kompagni), supposedly operating a coaling station on St. Thomas ca. 1890; however, the Danish East India Co. morphed into the Danish Asiatic Co. in 1730 and ceased to exist at all by 1850. Without more information, and given its apparent ca.-1890 style of manufacture, the possibility remains that this token has nothing to do with the Danish West Indies at all. Plate piece #408A in Higgie’s The Colonial Coinage of the U.S. Virgin Islands (1962), pedigreed to the Christensen auction of May 1973 (lot #105) and to the Ray Byrne collection (Jess Peters, June 1975, lot #400), also pedigreed to the Hornung (Copenhagen) auction of October 1983 (lot #456). Estimate: $100-up.

806. Dominica, 6 bitts, countermark crowned-6 inside con-

toured rectangle (1813) on a round center-punch of a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Ferdinand VII, NGC Clipped. KM-6.

7.53 grams. Deep and full countermark (VF) on bust of a rough host (Fair) with just enough of the king’s chin to attribute the name, some details on reverse, but all toned and a bit oxidized (consignor felt it had been through a fire) and with lots of marks and scratches, partially hand-grained edge from long ago (but after the stated clipping) NGC #5902083-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

807. Dominica, 1-1/2 bitts (moco), center cut of a Spanish

colonial bust 8R stamped with script-D in sunburst (1798), ex-Eckardt. KM-1. 3.37 grams. Bold and deeply struck XF+ with lovely

deep toning, the flat side devoid of details except for two stray arc shapes. Pedigreed to the Ken Eckardt collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Dominican Republic 808. Dominican Republic (struck in Paris), 5 francos, 1891A, NGC AU 55. KM-12. Deeply rainbow toned over muted luster and faint surface hairlines, minimal marks and high-point wear. NGC #5902083-017. Estimate: $250-$375.

809. Dominican Republic, specimen 1/2 peso, 1963, Restoration of the Republic, NGC SP 64. KM-29. Bold strike with lightly

striated fields (specially polished), brightly lustrous, commemorative of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Republic in 1863. NGC #5850257-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

811. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 1/2 peso, 1968, NGC MS 67, “top pop.” KM-21a.1. Good luster and very faint toning, very minimal marks, tied with one other for finest known in the NGC census over 40 other entries. NGC #5850257-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

810. Dominican Republic, copper-nickel 1/2 peso, 1967, 812. Dominican Republic, 25 centavos, 1963, Restoration

NGC MS 67+, finest known in NGC census. KM-21a.1. Lustrous surfaces with gorgeous light rainbow toning (prompting a “+” grade), only the tiniest of marks to keep it from MS 68, numerically tied with one other in NGC census (above 32 other entries) but the “+” designation makes the present coin the finest. NGC #5850257-004. Estimate: $200-up.

of the Republic, NGC MS 68, finest known in NGC census.

Highly lustrous and brilliant, boldly struck and free of any marks (just a few minor carbon spots), the single finest listed in the NGC census among 55 examples currently, the top grade at PCGS being MS67. NGC #5850257-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-28.

Ecuador Gold

813. Quito, Ecuador, gold 4 escudos, 1836FP, NGC MS 61. KM-19. Unusually bold

central strike and most of legends except for areas of natural flaws at 1 and 7 o’clock, some surface hairlines but minimal wear and marks, desirable first date of a rare type, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #4913132003. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

814. Quito, Ecuador, 1 escudo, 1833GJ, NGC VF 35. KM-15. Broad flan with black toning in rims and legends, no problems, very nice for the grade. NGC #2833544-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

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815. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1842MV, NGC F 12. KM-

821. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real,

24. Lightly toned all over, good strike despite some crude lettering and one small edge-flaw, nice for the grade. NGC #4770526-037. Estimate: $125-$200.

816. Quito, Ec-

1836GJ. KM-17. 3.11 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned VF, the fields somewhat golden overall, with light old scratches (at least some of which appear to have been done prior to striking, like adjustment marks), scarce first date of revised design after separation from Colombia. Estimate: $125-$200.

822. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real,

1838ST, transposed legends, NGC UNC details / cleaned. KM-

17. Choice bold details and lustrous surfaces with light steely toning, faint surface hairlines (rare grade nonetheless). NGC #5905913-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

uador, 4 reales, 1857GJ, NGC F 12. KM-37. Good

strike with modest wear in centers, very faint toning, even a hint of luster (surprising for the stated grade). NGC #4770526-042. Estimate: $125-$200.

823. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real,

1839MV, NGC XF 45. KM-17. Colorful toning (olive-gold in centers but purplish in legends), fairly bold strike and desirable grade, in fact second finest in NGC census behind a single AU 58. NGC #4447654-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

817. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1862, Barré bust, NGC VF details / cleaned. KM-41.

824. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1840MV, NGC XF details / scratches, ex-Lissner. KM-17. Lovely

Nice strike, hint of toning and luster, the “details” designation rather trivial at this grade level. NGC #4770526-043. Estimate: $250-$275.

colorful toning with lots of blue-greens and golden reds, underlying luster, choice strike, close to AU in our opinion but with old scratches as stated, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the R.L. Lissner Collection (stated on label). NGC #3831526-038. Estimate: $200-$300.

818. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1833GJ, NGC XF details / corrosion, whizzed. KM-13. Bold

strike with broad rims, the surfaces corroded and with patchy dark toning that was partially removed by mechanical brushing that left some surfaces shiny, desirable first date that was notably issued under Gran Colombia. NGC #5905913-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

819. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real,

825. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1833/2GJ, denomination

1834GJ, NGC XF details / cleaned. KM-13. Nice strike with bold

oM-R, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census.

details in darker color (low fineness) against silvery and lustrous fields from cleaning, attractive overall, edge-crack. NGC #4770526-018. Estimate: $175-$250.

820. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1835GJ, NGC VF details / cleaned. KM-13. Beautiful deep ton-

ing all over, particularly attractive with the bold strike and broad rims (slightly off-center), the disputable “details” designation somewhat unnecessary at this grade level. NGC #5905913-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-unl (12.1 for type). Bold strike (much less crude than most of this type) on a broad flan that extends well past the outer border, darkly toned, the overdate quite clear. As discussed in Xavier Alban’s article “Ecuadorian Trial Coin Dated 1832” in the May-June 2018 NI Bulletin, there is ample evidence that 1/2-real coins were struck on at least a trial basis in 1832 (possibly even as regular issues in the last two days of that year), and a few examples are known (like this coin) with 1832 die modified by overdate 3/2, previously unlisted in general references like KM but now acknowledged by the grading services and auction companies and listed as #15a in the book Ecuadorian Coins (2019), by Dale Seppa and Michael J. Anderson. With copy of Seppa and Anderson’s book Ecuadorian Coins (2019). NGC #5905913-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

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826. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1833GJ,

833. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1849GJ,

denomination oM-R (medio real), NGC XF details / cleaned. KM-12.1. Mostly

bold but very crude strike as usual (weak above mountains / below arms), slightly off-center, some toning around letters, variety with period after date (Seppa #15b). NGC #4770526-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

NGC MS 63, ex-Newman. KM-36. Bold strike with choice full details in darker color against lighter olive-gold fields with hint of luster, choice grade, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Eric P. Newman Collection. NGC #2039660-039. Estimate: $500-$750.

834. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1852GJ, CONSTITUC variety, NGC MS 66+, finest known in NGC census. KM-36. Frosty

827. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1833GJ, denomination 1/2-R, and brilliant with luster, faint incipient rainbow toning, variety with

very rare, PCGS VF25. KM-12.2. Bold but crude strike as usual, with

light rainbow toning mostly near rims, the arms side struck off-center with part of rim well inside the edge, finest and only example in PCGS census, with the best at NGC also at the VF grade level. Many times rarer than the proper “oM-R” version. PCGS #30413154. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

828. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1838ST, NGC MS 62. KM-22.

CONSTITUC in legend (Seppa #11), finest of 26 entries currently in the NGC census and the only one with a “+” designation. NGC #5905896-001. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

835. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1855GJ,

NGC XF 45. KM-36. Bold strike, parts of rims crude due to slightly off-center strike, darkly toned with a couple spots of verdigris. NGC #2804841-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

836. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1856GJ,

Choice bold strike and very deeply toned, rims slightly crude (as made), desirable grade of a tougher date. NGC #2807009-006. Estimate: $400-$600.

NGC MS 64. KM-36. Superb luster (begs an even higher grade), the strike bold but slightly crude, with several die-cracks and a die-clash in middle of obverse, still quite nice for the type and unusually flashy, also somewhat scarce. NGC #3419565-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

829. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1840MV, NGC VF 30. KM-22.

Lightly toned, the arms side a bit crude (adjustment scratches and strong die-clashing in legends), technically second finest in NGC census behind a single lofty MS 64. NGC #2798907-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

El Salvador

830. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1848GJ, NGC MS 62. KM-35.

Brilliant with luster, choice strike in centers but legends and fields slightly crude in places (including faint dieclash on reverse). NGC #2626303002. Estimate: $350-$500.

837. El Salvador, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1920, PCGS

MS63, top grade known. KM-129. Very lightly rainbow toned over muted luster, top grade in both PCGS and NGC censuses (one entry for each). PCGS #39626558. Estimate: $125-$200.

831. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real,

1849GJ, NGC AU 55. KM-35. Bold strike, nice rainbow toning over luster, very light high-point wear only. NGC #3719808-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

832. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1843MV-A, rare, NGC AU 50. KM-26.

Bold tower side (off-center) with clear A on side of hill, small spot of orange encrustation below date, crude rim on denomination side, lustrous fields, light toning at rims, second finest of just four in the NGC census behind a single lofty MS 63. NGC #2821115-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

838. El Salvador, copper-nickel 3 centavos, 1915, PCGS

MS63. KM-128. Lustrous, with incipient rainbow toning. PCGS #39626556. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Ethiopia

839. Ethiopia (struck at the Paris Mint, France), matte proof birr, EE1892 (1900), Menelik II, NGC PF62 Matte. KM-19.

Lightly toned (slightly deeper around details) with just a couple small marks, desirable as a specially prepared proof in matte texture for a general issue in thaler size meant to replace the Maria Theresa thalers circulating in that area. Menelik II was an important historical figure who, in addition to claiming to be a descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, united the various groups of Abyssinia and threw off Italian colonial rule, establishing the independent Ethiopia that exists today. NGC #5906063-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

France

840. France (Paris mint), gold double Louis d’or, Louis XV,

1724-A, NGC UNC details / saltwater damage. KM-471. Lustrous

842. France (Paris mint), gold Louis d’or, Louis XV, 1723-

and boldly struck, with typically heavy adjustment marks on obverse and traces of dark-gray encrustation on reverse, hairline edge-crack, desirable grade (the only straight-graded example in the NGC census being AU 53). NGC #5901760-001. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

A, palm-branch type, NGC AU details / saltwater damage.

841. France (Paris mint), gold Louis d’or, Louis XV, 1723-A,

843. France (Paris mint), gold Louis d’or, Louis XV, 1724A, NGC UNC details / saltwater damage. KM-470.1. Lustrous

palm-branch type, NGC UNC details / saltwater damage. KM-

470.1. Bold strike with only the faintest evidence of (typical) adjustment marks on reverse (also one small lamination), surfaces lustrous but very slightly grainy, still choice grade. NGC #5850258-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

KM-470.1. Boldly struck and problem-free but less lustrous and grainier

than the previous lot. NGC #5850258-004. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

and bold, very slightly grainy, choice grade (the only straight-graded example in the NGC census being MS 60). NGC #5850258-002. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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844. France (Lyon mint), gold Louis d’or, Louis XV, 1724-D, NGC UNC details / saltwater

damage. KM-468.5. Decent but muted luster, adjustment marks on bust and weak in center of reverse, still nice grade for this type. NGC #5850258-003. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

845. France (Dijon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1733/1-P, rare, NGC

Fine 15, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-unl (486.16 for

type); Dav-1330. Lightly toned, with traces of luster in legends and less wear and

marks than expected for this grade, scarce date with definite overdate (could be 3/2) that is unlisted in KM. NGC #5906063-009. Estimate: $150-$225.

846. France (Bordeaux mint), copper 1/2 sol, Louis XV, 1722-K, NGC AU 50 BN,

finest and only example in NGC census. KM-451.5. Deep chocolate-brown color, bold strike with only light high-point wear, top grade for this scarce mint. NGC #5906801-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

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German States Note: the majority of the following lots are from the Zeitlos Collection of German States coinage, a set of silver German coins (mostly crowns) assembled in the 1950s from a variety of European and American dealers. We offered a smaller assortment (then unnamed) in our Treasure Auction 27.

Anhalt-Bernburg

Anhalt-Dessau

847. Anhalt-Bernburg (German States), taler, 1806-HS,

848. Anhalt-Dessau (German States), 5 mark, 1914-A, Fried-

Vibrant rainbow toning throughout with hints of luster showing through, evenly circulated with crude edges (typical for the type). Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in January of 1957, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

Dav-512. Flashy

Alexius Friedrich Christian, NGC VF 35. Thun-1; Jaeger-51a; KM-

73; Dav-501.

rich II & Marie wedding anniversary, NGC MS 61.

KM-31;

fields with scattered bagmarks on the obverse, mostly non-toned with touches of purple color around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased in the Gerhard Hirsch auction #4 of Oct. 26, 1954, lot #752, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-001. Estimate: $150-$225.

Baden

849. Baden (German States), 2 thaler / 3-1/2 gulden, Leopold I, 1852, very rare, MS 67, finest known in both NGC and PCGS censuses. Thun-26; Jaeger-64; KM-220; Dav-526. Exceptionally

smooth, as-made surfaces, bold striking and nearly flawless with light red and gold toning over brilliant mint luster, by far the finest graded at either grading service and a grade rarity, ideal for the expert German States collector. NGC #4251812-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

850. Baden (German States), 1 gulden, Friedrich I, 1863, First Shooting Festival at Mannheim, NGC MS 66, finest known in NGC census. KM-247. Sharply struck with thick rainbow toning over subdued luster, the single finest example in the NGC census and tied with one other at PCGS. NGC #5774794-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Bavaria 851. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1806, Maximilian Joseph, lions facing outward, very rare, NGC AU 55, finest and only known example in NGC census. Thun-41; Jaeger-4; KM-693; Dav-549. The

first taler of King Maximilian and an exceedingly rare type with the lions flanking the shield facing outwards. Lightly circulated with bright original luster and champagne-colored toning, adjustment marks on reverse. The only example graded by NGC with no examples graded by PCGS. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1891, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-049. Estimate: $1,000-up.

852. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1827, Ludwig I, Bavaria-Württemberg customs union, NGC MS 66 PL, finest known

in NGC and PCGS censuses. Thun-52; Jaeger-34; KM-731; Dav-559. Detailed, frosty design contrasting against smooth mirror-like fields, well deserving of both the grade and designation, far and away the finest graded for the type at either service and one of the few German States talers overall to warrant such a lofty grade. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #532 of October 1955, lot #457, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-050. Estimate: $1,000-up.

853. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1827, Ludwig I, Order 854. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1828, Ludwig I, royal

of Ludwig, NGC MS 64. Thun-53; Jaeger-35; KM-733; Dav-560. Vivid,

multicolored toning over lustrous surfaces (so lustrous and smooth, in fact, that the original collector thought of it as a proof ), a few trivial marks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #161 of October 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

family. Thun-56; Jaeger-37; KM-734; Dav-563. 28.05 grams. Rainbow toned XF+ with light surface marks, small planchet flaw near bust. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #10 of October 1955, lot #534, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

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855. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1828, Ludwig I, 10th 858. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1832, Ludwig I, crownanniversary of the Constitution, NGC MS 62. Thun-55; Jaeger-38;

Crisp strike details, dark purple toning over muted luster with red and gold hues around rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #161 of October 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-002. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-735; Dav-562.

856. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1830, Ludwig I, Loyalty, NGC MS 63. Thun-58; Jaeger-40; KM-750; Dav-566. Flashy fields with

scattered bagmarks on the obverse only, mostly non-toned with some purple color around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-003. Estimate: $500-$750.

857. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1831, Ludwig I, opening of the Bavarian legislature, NGC AU details / stained. Thun-59; Jaeger-41; KM-760; Dav-567. High

AU surfaces with just a touch of circulation rub on the high points, heavily rainbow toned all over and, in our opinion, not stained. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #132, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

ing of Otto as King of Greece, NGC UNC details / stained.

Thun-60; Jaeger-42; KM-761; Dav-568. Sharp, well-struck details, deep rain-

bow toning all over with some luster still showing through (especially on the reverse). Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1809, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902795-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

859. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1833, Ludwig I, Bavaria-

Prussia-Saxony-Hesse-Thuringia customs union, NGC MS 61. Thun-61; Jaeger-43; KM-762; Dav-569. Lustrous with a gold-toned

obverse and dark blue hues on the reverse, a few minor surface marks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1809, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902795-006. Estimate: $250-$375.

860. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1835, Ludwig I, Baden’s entrance into customs union, NGC MS 62. Thun-65; Jaeger-47;

KM-766; Dav-573. Well struck with frosty design details and lustrous mirror-like fields (prooflike, in our opinion), completely non-toned, some scattered wispy hairlines for the grade. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #4 of Oct. 26, 1954, lot #752, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-007. Estimate: $250-$375.

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861. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1835, Ludwig I, Bavar- 862. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1835, Ludwig I, monuian Mortgage Bank establishment, NGC MS 62. Thun-66; Jae-

ger-48; KM-777; Dav-574. Significant luster in the fields showing through

autumnal toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1817, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902795-008. Estimate: $250-$375.

ment to King Otto leaving his mother. Thun-67; Jaeger-49; KM-778;

UNC with surface hairlines, mostly faint gold toned with patches of vibrant dark blue color. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #172 of September 1957, lot #156, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

Dav-575. 28.04 grams.

863. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1835, Ludwig I, monument to Maximilian Joseph, short scepter, rare, NGC MS 64 PL, finest known in NGC census. Thun-69; Jaeger-51; KM-780.2; Dav-577. Frosted design details with mirror-like fields, light gold and blue toning all over, an exceptional representative of this scarcer variety. The finest known and only example designated as Prooflike in the NGC census as well as surpassing PCGS’s MS 64 without the Prooflike designation. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #221, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-009. Estimate: $1,000-up.

865. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1837, Ludwig I, Order of Merit, 864. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1835, Ludwig NGC MS 63 PL. Thun-72; Jaeger-54; KM-790; Dav-580. Exceptional strike with sharp I, Benedictine Order school, NGC MS 63. Thun-70; Jaeger-52; KM-782; Dav-578. Vibrant rainbow toning with bright

and frosty design details, a few light marks on the obverse appropriate for the grade, some dark blue and purple toning around the rims. Of the 32 coins of this luster showing through. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection type graded by NGC, this is just one of three to receive the Prooflike designation. (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig price list #13 of July 1956, lot #107, with collector’s envelope. Grabow fixed price list #13 of July 1956, lot #108, with collector’s envelope. NGC NGC #5902795-010. Estimate: $400-$600. #5902795-011. Estimate: $500-$750.

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866. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1837, Ludwig I, Monetary Union. Thun-75; Jaeger-66; KM-791; Dav-581. 37.01 grams. XF+

with minor surface marks, fields still lustrous with faint gold toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #13 of August 1958, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

867. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1838, Ludwig I, Reapportionment, NGC AU 58.

Thun-76; Jaeger-67; KM-795; Dav-582.

Faint wear on high points, dull gray toning with spots of luster (mainly on the reverse), popular commemorative showing off the eight new districts organized in 1837 by King Ludwig I. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #581, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795012. Estimate: $200-$300.

868. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1839, Ludwig I,

Maximilian I monument, NGC AU 58. Thun-77; Jaeger-68; KM-804;

Dav-583. Bold strike with light cabinet friction, deep blue and purple toning over muted luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1832, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902795-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

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869. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1840, Ludwig I, Albrecht Dürer, NGC AU 58.

Thun-78; Jaeger-69; KM-806; Dav-585.

Faint friction on cheek for the grade, mostly gray in color with hints of gold toning and luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #39 of August 1961, lot #10, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-014. Estimate: $250-$375.

870. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1841, Ludwig I, Jean

Paul Friedrich Richter, NGC UNC details / stained. Thun-79;

Jaeger-70; KM-810; Dav-586. Bold strike with mottled rainbow toning over semi-lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1835, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902795-015. Estimate: $300-$450.

871. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1854, Maximilian II, opening of the Munich Glass Palace, rare, NGC MS 63 PL.

Thun-95; Jaeger-89; KM-845.1; Dav-603. Attractive and popular commemorative for Munich’s short lived Glaspalast (Glass Palace), constructed in 1854 and destroyed by arson in 1931. Non-toned, frosty design with mirrorlike fields, a few wispy marks for the grade. Of the 35 examples graded by NGC, this is one of just three to receive the Prooflike designator. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #221, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-017. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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872. Bavaria (German States), 2 gulden, 1854, Maximilian II, NGC MS 63. Thun-90; Jaeger-83; KM-828; Dav-600. Flashy, non-toned

surfaces with frosty design elements. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Federal Coin Exchange ANA auction of August 17-21, 1954, lot #3818, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-016. Estimate: $150-$225.

875. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1856, Maximilian II, monument to Maximilian II, NGC UNC details / cleaned.

Thun-96; Jaeger-90; KM-850; Dav-605. Flashy UNC details with surface hairlines, light champagne toning all over with spots of dark blue hues. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #10 of Sept. 20, 1956, lot #132, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-019. Estimate: $250-$375.

873. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1855, Maximilian II. 876. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1871, Ludwig II, NGC Thun-91; Jaeger-85; KM-837; Dav-601. 37.00 grams. XF+ with minor hairlines

near bust, some luster in the centers, dark blue and purple toning around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Federal Coin Exchange ANA auction of August 17-21, 1954, lot #3784, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

UNC details / obverse rim filed. Thun-106; Jaeger-109; KM-888; Dav614. Mottled dark gray toning with a little luster showing, obverse rim

filed at 1 o’clock. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #12 of April 25, 1957, lot #1258, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-020. Estimate: $100-$150.

877. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1871, Ludwig II, Victory, NGC MS 63. Thun-107; Jaeger-110; KM-889; Dav-615. Vivid 874. Bavaria (German States), 2 taler, 1856, Maximilian

II, NGC MS 60.

Thun-91; Jaeger-85; KM-837; Dav-601. Faintly toned obverse with a darker reverse displaying purple and orange colors, light bagmarks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Federal Coin Exchange ANA auction of August 1721, 1954, lot #2923, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-018. Estimate: $150-$225.

multicolored toning across smooth, lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #670, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-021. Estimate: $150-$225.

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878. Bavaria (German States), proof 5 mark, 1911-D, Luitpold, 90th anniversary of Luitpold’s birth, NGC PF 64. KM-

999; Dav-619. Flashy proof with mirror-like fields and frosted devices, tough to see why this coin didn’t get a cameo designation. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1148, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-048. Estimate: $200-$300.

881. Bremen (German States), taler, 1871-B, Franco-Prussian War victory, NGC MS 64. Thun-127; Jaeger-28; KM-249; Dav-629.

Well struck with gunmetal toned surfaces and bright cartwheel luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #131 of January 1954, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

Brunswick

Brandenburg-Ansbach

879. Brandenburg-Ansbach (German States), 2/3 thaler, Karl

Wilhelm Friedrich, 1753G, date in exergue, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. KM-217. Brilliant sunset toning on the obverse with a mostly non-toned reverse, a few small as-made planchet dimples (typical for the type). Finest known in the NGC census; none graded by PCGS. NGC #4224672-005. Estimate: $400-$600.

882. Brunswick (German States), 2 taler, 1855-B, Wilhelm I, NGC MS 63. Thun-119; Jaeger-251c; KM-1140; Dav-633. Choice grade for a more available type, rich gold-toned centers with dark blue edges, very lustrous. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label). NGC #5902794-005. Estimate: $350-$500.

Bremen

883. Brunswick (German States), taler, 1865-B, Wilhelm I,

880. Bremen (German States), taler, 1864-B, opening of the stock exchange.

Thun-125; Jaeger-261; KM-XM1; Dav-627. 17.52 grams.

UNC with surface hairlines, touch of gold toning on the reverse, popular and highly detailed commemorative with a mintage of 5,000 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #919 (one of two coins in the lot), with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

NGC MS 60 PL. Thun-123; Jaeger-257; KM-1152; Dav-636. This is the first example to be designated as Prooflike by NGC. Bright white mirror fields with light surface marks for the grade, frosted design elements. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1159, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-006. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Frankfurt am Main

884. Brunswick (German States), proof 5 mark, 1915-A, Ernst August, wedding of Ernst August and Viktoria Luise, NGC PF 65 Cameo, finest known in NGC census. KM-1164;

Dav-638. Brilliant proof surfaces with frosty details, no toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in November 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795027. Estimate: $1,000-up.

Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover

887. Frankfurt am Main (German States), 1 taler, 1764-IOT, very rare, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC census.

KM233; Dav-2221. Boldly struck example of this ornate Rococo-influenced

design, bluish-toned surfaces with significant luster. The single finest example for the type of three graded by NGC; no examples in the PCGS census. NGC #4842650-008. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

885. Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover (German

States), taler, George III, 1801-C, very rare, NGC XF 45.

Thun-150; KM-414; Dav-660. Very

rare with a mintage of only 126 coins; popular issue with a portrait of the same George III who was King of Great Britain. Sufficient strike with a touch of weakness in the centers (typical for the type), some surface marks and edge disturbances, lavender toned with patches of green hues around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Seaby’s October 1960 mail bid catalog, with original sales tag #671 and collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-028. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

888. Frankfurt am Main (German States), 2 taler / 3-1/2 gulden, 1840, opening of the new mint, NGC XF 45. Thun-129; Jaeger-13; KM-325; Dav-639. Rare

type with a mintage of only 649 coins. Bagmarked yet lustrous surfaces with little wear (nicer than the grade suggests, in our opinion), no toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #12 of April 25, 1957, lot #1258, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794007. Estimate: $400-$600.

Eichstatt

886. Eichstatt (German States), taler, 1783-IOS SCH,

Archbishop Johann Anton III, NGC MS 62. KM-92; Dav-2211.

Beautifully rainbow-toned surfaces with brilliant luster, sharply struck details with just a touch of strike weakness on the high points of the bust, some planchet adjustment marks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #4 of Oct. 26, 1954, lot #650, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-008. Estimate: $500-$750.

889. Frankfurt am Main (German States), 2 taler / 3-1/2 gulden, 1843, rare, PCGS MS64, finest known in PCGS census. Thun-131; Jaeger-23; KM-329; Dav-641. Single finest in the PCGS

census and tied with two others in the NGC census. Lightly gold-toned surfaces with bright cartwheel luster, very well struck with sharp details. PCGS #3537322. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Hesse-Cassel

893. Hesse-Cassel (German States), taler, 1841, Wilhelm

II. Thun-184; Jaeger-32; KM-587; Dav-692. 22.25 grams. Lustrous AU with

890. Hesse-Cassel (German States), mining taler, 1798-FH, deep, rich purple toning around the legends, minor surface marks. Wilhelm IX, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. KM532; Dav-2305. Deep

rainbow-toned surfaces with hints of luster, light adjustment marks on the reverse, choice example of a scarce type. One of just two graded by NGC and easily the finest known with the other being graded VF; no examples graded by PCGS. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #7 of July 1957, lot 695, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-009. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1253, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

894. Hesse-Cassel (German States), 2 taler, 1855, Friedrich Wilhelm. Thun-188; Jaeger-47b; KM-618.1; Dav-695. 37.06 grams. XF with 891. Hesse-Cassel (German States), taler, 1822, Wilhelm II,

ex-Gibbs. Thun-183; Jaeger-19; KM-573; Dav-691. 21.89 grams. VF with rich rainbow toning, small planchet flaw at date, scarce type with a mintage of only 3,456 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Howard D. Gibbs collection and subsequent Hess/ Leu auction of March 19, 1957, lot #1390, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

some bagmarks, somewhat lustrous with dark purple toning around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #594, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

Hesse-Darmstadt

895. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), taler, 1809-L, Ludwig I, NGC MS 63. Thun-191; Jaeger-12b; KM-277; Dav-698. Sharply

892. Hesse-Cassel (German States), 2 taler, 1840, Wilhelm struck obverse details (particularly showing in Ludwig’s hair), some II, NGC AU 50. Thun-185; Jaeger-33; KM-600; Dav-693. Light wear and minor surface marks for the grade, semi-lustrous surfaces with purple and gold toning all over. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the French’s auction of Jan. 29, 1955, lot #425, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-010. Estimate: $125-$200.

strike weakness on the reverse, patchy green toning. Second finest known example in the NGC census and tied with PCGS’s finest. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #150 of October 1955, lot 488, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

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896. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), taler, 1819, Ludwig

I, NGC AU 58. Thun-192; Jaeger-27; KM-287; Dav-699. Choice with light surface friction for the grade, very lustrous surfaces with red-gold hues. Scarce taler with a mintage of just 19,000 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #164 of January 1957, lot 984, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-012. Estimate: $350-$500.

899. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 2 taler, 1841, Lud-

897. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), taler, 1825, Ludwig

900. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 2 taler, 1844, Ludwig II. Thun-196; Jaeger-41; KM-320; Dav-703. 37.11 grams XF/AU

I, NGC AU 58. Thun-193; Jaeger-28; KM-292; Dav-700. Light wear on the

high points with bright luster in the fields and mottled green-gold toning all over, adjustment marks on the reverse. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #138 of September 1954, lot 394, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

898. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), taler, 1833, Ludwig

II, NGC AU 58. Thun-194; Jaeger-33; KM-298; Dav-701. Near-Mint State

with brown toning throughout, muted luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in November 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

wig II, ex-Green.

Thun-195; Jaeger-40; KM-310; Dav-702. 37.02 grams.

Lustrous XF+ with light scratches on the bust, spots of green and yellow toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Charles W. Green collection and subsequent B. Max Mehl auction of April 26, 1949, lot #2977 with original Mehl lot envelope, as well as the Zeitlos Collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

with spotty blue and gold toning, somewhat lustrous (more so on the reverse). Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #221, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

901. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 2 gulden, 1853, Ludwig III. Thun-197; Jaeger-42; KM-329; Dav-705. 21.19 grams. Choice

AU with patchy rainbow toning, some luster present. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #223, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Hohenzollern-Hechingen

902. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), taler, 1868, Ludwig

III. Thun-200; Jaeger-59; KM-338; Dav-707. 18.50 grams. AU with surface hairlines, fully non-toned. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Associated Coin Corp. auction of April 2, 1955, lot #1013, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

905. Hohenzollern-Hechingen (German States), taler, 1804, Herman Friedrich Otto, NGC XF 45. Thun-203; Jaeger-1; KM-35; Dav-

715. Modest circulation wear, patches of bright gold toning over luster, small planchet flaw at 9 o’clock on edge, scarce type with a mintage of just 2,000 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. on April 15, 1955, lot #338, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-028. Estimate: $400-$600.

903. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 5 mark, 1876-H,

Ludwig III, NGC AU 53. KM-353; Dav-708. Lightly circulated example with rose toning and subdued luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #9 of June 26, 1956, lot #1076, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-015. Estimate: $200-$300.

Hesse-Homburg

906. Hohenzollern-Hechingen (German States), 2 gulden,

1846, Friedrich Wilhelm Constantine, NGC AU 55, finest and only known example in NGC census. Thun-205; Jaeger-6; KM48; Dav-717. Sharply struck with just a touch of wear on the high points, scattered brown toning over semi-lustrous fields, low mintage of 4,300 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in August of 1961, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-016. Estimate: $300-$450.

Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 904. Hesse-Homburg (German States), taler, 1858, Ferdinand, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Thun-202; Jaeger-9; KM-20; Dav-714. Bright

white and lustrous with frosted details, a few wispy marks in the fields, first year of issue for the type with a small mintage of 5,000 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #393, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-022. Estimate: $300-$450.

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907. Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (German States), 2 taler,

1844, Carl, NGC XF 40. Thun-207; Jaeger-16; KM-23; Dav-719. Modest circulation wear and surface marks, darkly toned all over, tough date with a mintage of only 600 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #12 of April 25, 1957, lot #1332, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794029. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Lippe-Detmold

911. Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German States), 5 mark, 1915-

A, Friedrich Franz II, 100th anniversary of the Grand Duchy, NGC MS 63. KM-341; Dav-731; Jaeger-89. Frosted white surfaces with

minor friction on the high points as per the grade, understandably

908. Lippe-Detmold (German States), 2 taler, 1843-A, Paul described by the original collector as “matte proof pattern” on the tag,

Alexander Leopold, rare, NGC AU 58. Thun-212; Jaeger-8; KM-250;

Dav-724. Nice example of a very difficult type with just a touch of wear,

deep gunmetal toning with spots of luster shining through. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1891, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902794-017. Estimate: $600-$900.

a scarce commemorative issued during World War I. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the James Kelly auction of April 29, 1955, lot #997, with collector’s envelopes. NGC #5902794-019. Estimate: $400-$600.

Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Lübeck

912. Mecklenburg-Strelitz (German States), taler, 1870-A,

Friedrich Wilhelm, NGC MS 62. Thun-217; Jaeger-120; KM-100; Dav-732. Lustrous surfaces with subtle toning spots, a few small surface

909. Lübeck (German States), 5 mark, 1904-A, NGC MS 64. marks but perhaps conservatively graded in our opinion, not usually KM-213; Dav-726. Sharp,

defined details from a strong strike with dull rainbow toned surfaces and subdued luster, difficult type in this high of a Mint State grade. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in November 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-025. Estimate: $400-$600.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin

910. Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German States), proof 5 mark,

1904-A, Friedrich Franz IV, marriage of the Grand Duke, NGC PF 63 Cameo. KM-334; Dav-730. Brilliant proof with clear cameo contrast between watery, reflective fields and frosted devices, mintage of only 2,500 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow on March 15, 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-018. Estimate: $250-$375.

found in Mint State. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #16 of December 1957, lot #347, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-020. Estimate: $150-$225.

Nassau

913. Nassau (German States), taler, 1836, Wilhelm, ex-

Gibbs. Thun-230; Jaeger-41; KM-54; Dav-743. 29.37 grams. VF+ with two small planchet flaws on the reverse, deep blue and purple toning all over with hints of original mint luster showing. Pedigreed to the Howard D. Gibbs collection and subsequent Hess/Leu auction of March 19, 1957, lot #1519, as well as the Zeitlos Collection, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

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917. Nassau (German States), taler, 1863, Adolph, NGC MS

914. Nassau (German States), 2 taler, 1840, Adolph. Thun-231; 65. Thun-236; Jaeger-62; KM-79; Dav-749. Choice example with smooth,

Jaeger-51; KM-65; Dav-744. 36.97 grams. XF+ with surface marks, dark rain-

bow toning with lighter centers displaying bright luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #239, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

lustrous surfaces draped in rainbow toning, higher grade than normally seen. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in November of 1956, lot #342, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-025. Estimate: $300-$450.

918. Nassau (German States), taler, 1864, Adolph, 25th an-

915. Nassau (German States), 2 gulden, 1847, Adolph, NGC niversary of reign, NGC MS 64. Thun-238; Jaeger-63; KM-80; Dav-750.

MS 62, ex-Gibbs. Thun-233; Jaeger-50; KM-70; Dav-746. Semi-lustrous

surfaces covered in rich twilight toning, some minor bagmarks for the grade, desirable provenance and a scarcer date in a two year type, one of just two coins in the NGC census (the other being MS 63). Pedigreed to the Howard D. Gibbs collection and subsequent Hess/Leu auction of March 19, 1957, lot #1522, as well as the Zeitlos collection, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-024. Estimate: $200-$300.

Brilliant cartwheel luster with speckles of faint reddish-brown toning, strongly struck with sharp details, mintage of only 6,162 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #138 of September 1954, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-026. Estimate: $200-$300.

Nassau-Usingen

919. Nassau-Usingen (German States), taler, 1811-L/CT, Friedrich August, NGC MS 63. Thun-220; Jaeger-19; KM-6; Dav-738.

916. Nassau (German States), 2 taler, 1860, Adolph, reverse Decent strike for a somewhat crude type with several small planchet

legend closer to rim variety.

Thun-235; Jaeger-61b; KM-76; Dav-748.

36.67 grams. Problem-free VF with dark rainbow toning. Pedigreed to

the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow in November of 1956, lot #341, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

flaws, gold-toned surfaces with plenty of original mint luster, very rare in Mint State. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Kreisberg-Schulman auction of May 23, 1958, lot #996, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-021. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Nassau-Weilburg

920. Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1811-L/CT, Friedrich

Wilhelm, NGC AU details / cleaned. Thun-222; Jaeger-26; KM-25; Dav-735.

High AU with next to no wear and only some light surface hairlines, darkly toned with pewter colored centers and lighter gold shades around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #164 of January 1957, lot #1006, with collector›s envelope. NGC #5902794-022. Estimate: $300-$450.

921. Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1812-L/CT, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1813/1815 old bust obverse with an 1812 reverse, possibly unique, NGC MS 61 PL, finest and only known example in NGC census. Thun-unl (type of 222 & 223); KM-unl (type of 24 & 26); Dav-unl (type of 735 & 736). Very rare, undocumented, and possibly unique combination of an 1813/1815 “old bust” obverse with

an 1812 reverse. We have been unable to locate any other examples; the closest tie to this interesting pairing is an 1810-1812 “young bust” obverse with an 1815 reverse listed in Thun (224) and described as “äußerst selten” (extremely rare). The obverse features the right facing, older style bust of Friedrich Wilhelm at the center with L below the truncation and the legend reading FRIEDRICH WILHELM FÜRST ZU NASSAU. while the reverse shows the crowned arms of Nassau at center with the date 1812 below flanked by C. and T. with the legend ZEHN EINE FEINE MARK; the incuse lettered edge reads UT SIT SUO PONDERE TUTUS with ornaments between each word. Bright mirror fields with some wispy hairlines contrast against the frosty design, exceptionally well struck with sharp minute details, some heavy adjustment lines on the reverse edges, the only example of this type graded by NGC with none listed in the PCGS census. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #8 on Aug. 19, 1955, lot #327, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-023. Estimate: $2,000-up.

Oldenburg

922. Oldenburg (German States), taler, 1866-B, Nicholas Friedrich Peter,

NGC MS 62. Thun-241; Jaeger-55; KM-196; Dav-753. Heavy rainbow-toned surfaces with

bright luster (especially on the reverse), well struck. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #164 of January 1957, lot #1506, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-024. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Prussia

926. Prussia (German States), 2 taler, 1839-A, Friedrich

923. Prussia (German States), taler, Friedrich II, 1785-A, Wilhelm III, NGC AU 58. Thun-250; Jaeger-62; KM-425; Dav-765. Near PCGS MS63. KM-332.1; Dav-2590. Nicely struck with bright cartwheel

luster, faint gold toning all over, choice example of a coin depicting Frederick the Great. PCGS #21773512. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

924. Prussia (German States), taler, Friedrich Wilhelm III, 1799-A, PCGS MS64. KM-368; Dav-2603. Boldly struck with brilliant, lustrous surfaces covered in golden sunset hues, a rarity in Mint State. PCGS #4197273. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Mint State with a touch of friction on the high areas, lustrous surfaces with red-gold toning throughout with darker shades around the rims. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Coin Galleries mail bid auction of July 13, 1954, lot #2903, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-043. Estimate: $200-$300.

927. Prussia (German States), 2 taler, 1842-A, Friedrich

Wilhelm IV. Thun-253; Jaeger-71; KM-440.1; Dav-766. 37.08 grams. XF+ with deep rainbow toning over muted luster, minor rim bruise at 9 o’clock. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #748, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

925. Prussia (German States), taler, 1816-A, Friedrich Wil-

helm III. Thun-245; Jaeger-35; KM-395; Dav-756. 21.73 grams. Fine with even circulation wear, subtle purple toning, scarce two-year type with an abbreviated obverse legend. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from Ludwig Grabow in November of 1961, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

928. Prussia (German States), 2 taler, 1846-A, Friedrich

Wilhelm IV. Thun-258; Jaeger-74; KM-440.2; Dav-771. 37.11 grams. Bright white AU example with wispy surface marks in the fields. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Stack’s auction of Feb. 26, 1955, lot #732, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

929. Prussia (German States), 2 taler, 1854-A, Friedrich

Wilhelm IV. Thun-259; Jaeger-82; KM-467; Dav-772. 36.79 grams. Toned VF with light rim bruises, scarcer type. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #58 (one of two coins in the lot), with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

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930. Prussia (German States), proof mining taler, 1858-A, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, NGC PF 62.

Dav-776. Scarce

Thun-263; Jaeger-85; KM-472;

proof mining taler with sharply struck design details, deeply purple-toned surfaces with decent luster and reflectivity on the obverse, one of just two graded by NGC. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #161 of October 1956, lot #962, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-044. Estimate: $250-$375.

933. Prussia (German States), proof 5 mark, 1913-A, Wilhelm II, NGC PF 64 Ultra Cameo.

Jaeger-114; KM-536; Dav-791.

Brilliant mirror fields contrasting with frosted devices, no toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #10 of October 1955, lot #441, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-047. Estimate: $300-$450.

Regensburg

931. Prussia (German States), proof taler, 1861-A, Friedrich Wilhelm IV, NGC PF 63. Thun-262; Jaeger-84; KM-471; Dav-775. Scarce, posthumously issued proof with rich toning over a flashy, reflective reverse and more subdued obverse. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow price list #12 of May 1956, lot #408, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-045. Estimate: $250-$375.

934. Regensburg (German States), taler, 1801-1802-Z, Francis II, rare, NGC AU 55, ex-Lee. Thun-273; KM-475; Dav-793. Rare,

dual-dated type and a key coin for a German States taler collection. Sharply struck with a touch of cabinet rub on the high points, deeply rainbow-toned surfaces with hints of luster, small planchet flaw below the bust and two more near the keys on the reverse (typical for the type). Pedigreed to the George L. Lee Collection and subsequent Schulman auction of June 17-18, 1958, lot #1192, as well as the Zeitlos Collection, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-027. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf

932. Prussia (German States), 2 taler, 1866-C, Wilhelm I, NGC AU 58. Thun-269; Jaeger-97; KM-496; Dav-783. Lustrous, near-

Mint State example with faint wear on the high points of the bust, light burnt umber color throughout. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow price list #18 of April 1959, lot #92, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-046. Estimate: $350-$500.

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935. Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf (German States), 2 taler, 1847-A, Heinrich LXXII, NGC AU 55. Thun-283; Jaeger-103; KM-

5; Dav-805. Tough, two-year issue with a mintage of 2,750 coins. Very well struck with bright luster and sharp details, some surface friction for the grade and, in our opinion, worthy of point higher. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #254, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-031. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Reuss-Obergreiz

939. Reuss-Schleiz (German States), taler, 1868-A, Heinrich

XIV, ex-Collier. Thun-288; Jaeger-136; KM-77; Dav-803. 18.46 grams. AU

936. Reuss-Obergreiz (German States), 2 taler, 1841-A, Heinrich XX, NGC MS 61, finest known in NGC census.

Thun-279; Jaeger-43; KM-105; Dav-797. First year of a four-year type; mint-

age of 2,400 coins. Bright mirror-like fields contrasting with frosty design elements thus clear to see why the original collector thought of it as prooflike, a few wispy hairlines in the fields to note. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #251, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-030. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

with a vibrantly rainbow-toned, lustrous appearance, scarce one-year type with a mintage of 14,000 coins. Pedigreed to the Claude R. Collier collection and subsequent Coin Galleries mail bid auction of March 9, 1956, lot 872, as well as the Zeitlos Collection, with collector’s tag. Estimate: $125-$200.

Saxe-Altenburg

940. Saxe-Altenburg (German States), 2 taler, 1842-G, Joseph, rare, NGC XF details / scratches. Thun-353; Jaeger-108; KM-20;

Dav-811. Old scratches tracing the bust and crown, all toned over with

a heavy gunmetal color and hints of luster around the rims, rare type

937. Reuss-Obergreiz (German States), taler, 1868-A, Hein- with a mintage of 4,700 coins and, regardless of the details grade, the rich XXII. Thun-281; Jaeger-50; KM-120; Dav-799. 18.47 grams. Problemfree AU with vibrant rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #11 of Dec. 10, 1956, lot #562a, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

only example slabbed by NGC. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1921, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-036. Estimate: $350-$500.

Reuss-Schleiz

938. Reuss-Schleiz (German States), 2 taler, 1853-A, Heinrich LXII, NGC AU details / obverse scratched.

Jaeger-127; KM-55; Dav-800. Lightly

Thun-285;

circulated with a toned-over scratch between FURST and REUSS, purple and gold toned surfaces with substantial original mint luster, rare type with a mintage of only 2,700 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1908, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-032. Estimate: $300-$450.

941. Saxe-Altenburg (German States), 5 mark, 1901-A, Ernst I, commemorating the duke’s 75th birthday, rare, NGC MS 63. Jaeger-143; KM-38; Dav-815. A one-year type that was not saved in great

numbers despite a modest 20,000 coin mintage, thus rarely encountered in Mint State without problems. Bright cartwheel luster shines across non-toned, original surfaces with a somewhat frosty quality to the bust, a few wispy contact marks on the obverse that are appropriate for the grade, tied with one other for second finest known in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Federal Coin Exchange auction of Nov. 13-14, 1954, lot #1313, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-023. Estimate: $1,000-up.

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Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

945. Saxe-Meiningen (German States), 2 gulden, 1854, Ber-

942. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German States), taler, 1841-G,

Ernst I. Thun-363; Jaeger-272; KM-94; Dav-820. 22.22 grams. AU with some

small edge nicks, lightly rainbow toned with plenty of mint luster remaining, first year in a two-year type with a reported mintage of 16,000 for each year. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. on April 15, 1955, lot #444, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $125-$200.

943. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German States), 5 mark, 1907-A,

Carl Eduard, rare, NGC AU 58. Jaeger-148; KM-213; Dav-829. Lightly

handled surfaces with pleasing rainbow toning and bountiful mint luster, rare with a 10,000 coin mintage. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #164 of January 1957, lot #1506, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-026. Estimate: $600-$900.

nhard, NGC MS 61. Thun-378; Jaeger-445; KM-166; Dav-837. Exceptional twilight toning over radiant luster, light surface marks on the obverse for the grade. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1435, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-034. Estimate: $200-$300.

946. Saxe-Meiningen (German States), 5 mark, 1901-D, George II, 75th anniversary of the Duke’s birth. KM-197; Dav-

840. 27.74 grams. XF/AU with light surface hairlines, mottled rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #131 of January 1954, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $200-$300.

Saxe-Meiningen

947. Saxe-Meiningen (German States), 5 mark, 1902-D, George II, long beard variety, NGC UNC details / obverse cleaned. KM-201; Dav-841. Bright white surfaces with mirror-like fields, 944. Saxe-Meiningen (German States), 2 taler, 1854, Bern-

hard, rare, NGC AU 58. Thun-377; Jaeger-446; KM-160; Dav-836. Crisp

strike with light cabinet rub on the high points, deeply rainbow toned all over with subdued luster. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #7 of July 1957, lot #695, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-035. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

faint surface hairlines on the obverse. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1442, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-033. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

951. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German States), proof 5 mark, 948. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German States), taler, 1815,

Carl August, rare, NGC AU 58, finest and only known example in NGC census. Thun-382; Jaeger-518b; KM-172; Dav-843. Dark

purple toning with patches of green hues across semi-lustrous fields, sharp details (particularly on the reverse laurel), rare type with a small mintage of 5,273 coins. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #160 of September 1956, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-037. Estimate: $400-$600.

1903-A, Wilhelm Ernst, wedding of the Grand Duke, NGC PF 64+. Jaeger-159; KM-218; Dav-848. Beautiful, vibrant rainbow toning

over smooth, reflective fields, choice example of a scarce commemorative with just 1,000 proofs made. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #7 of July 1957, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-040. Estimate: $300-$450.

952. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German States), 5 mark, 1908,

Wilhelm Ernst, 350th anniversary of the University of Jena, NGC MS 66. KM-220; Dav-849. Bright white surfaces with a very

949. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German States), 2 taler, 1848, Carl Friedrich, NGC UNC details / harshly cleaned. Thun-383;

Strongly struck details with non-toned, hairlined surfaces, a slight planchet flaw at 12 o’clock on the reverse. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #8 of Jan. 19, 1956, lot #272, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-038. Estimate: $400-$600.

Jaeger-532; KM-200; Dav-844.

well-struck and detailed design depicting the university’s founder, Johann Friedrich I. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #10 of October 1955, lot #457, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-041. Estimate: $200-$300.

Saxony

950. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (German States), taler, 1866-A, 953. Saxony (German States), taler, 1801-IEC, Friedrich Carl Alexander, NGC MS 62. Thun-386; Jaeger-535; KM-209; Dav-847.

Sharp strike with a few minor obverse surface marks for the grade, deep rainbow toning with some reflectivity in the reverse fields, scarce date and tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1447, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-039. Estimate: $150-$225.

August.

Thun-290; KM-1036; Dav-851. 27.91 grams. Nicely struck AU with some small carbon spots, patches of faint brown toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #7 of July 1957, lot #548, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Germany (Weimar Republic)

954. Saxony (German States), taler, 1807-SGH, Friedrich August, NGC MS 64. Thun-292; Jaeger-12; KM-1061; Dav-854. Brilliant,

lustrous surfaces with a well-struck design, some adjustment marks on both sides, some faint spots of toning but mostly non-toned. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #16 of April 16, 1958, lot #1332, with collector’s tag. NGC #5902794-042. Estimate: $300-$450.

957. Berlin, Germany (Weimar Republic), 3 mark, 1930-A,

Zeppelin, PCGS MS64. Jaeger-342. Lustrous and sharply struck, very popular type coin. PCGS #34580544 Estimate: $150-$225.

Great Britain

958. London, England, shilling, Anne, 1702, with VIGO below bust, NGC AU details / harshly cleaned, ex-Jones. Sp3585; KM-509.3. Light

955. Saxony (German States), 3 mark, Georg, 1902-E, com-

memorating the death of King Albert, PCGS MS66. KM-1256;

Dav-902; Jaeger-128. Gem quality with a bold design, flashy luster and substantial rainbow toning, scarce in this high of a grade. PCGS #5737483. Estimate: $350-$500.

steely toning over hairlined surfaces with minor marks only, popular type made from silver captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #5906082-008. Estimate: $125-$200.

Guatemala (colonial) Pillars

956. Saxony (German States), proof 3 mark, Friedrich Au-

gust III, 1913-E, centennial of the Battle of Leipzig, PCGS PR65+ Deep Cameo. KM-1275; Jaeger-140. Exceptional mirror fields

with a frosted depiction of the Volkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of Nations), faint red toning around the rims, higher grade than typically encountered. PCGS #39355372. Estimate: $350-$500.

959. Guatemala, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1762P. Cal-994; KM-27.1. 26.95 grams. Bold XF with deep toning around details, slightly

off-center strike, natural edge-flaw at about 2 o’clock, overall rather attractive and desirable as damage-free. Estimate: $1,00-$1,500.

Busts

960. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821M, NGC

MS 65, finest known in NGC census. Cal-804; KM-67. Near-perfect

strike and preservation, almost prooflike with frosty details against lustrous fields showing strong stress-lines, traces of incipient toning, far scarcer than the hoard-date 1819 that also comes prooflike. NGC #4208585-002. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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961. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1812M, NGC MS 64, finest known in NGC

census, ex-Stuart. Cal-552; KM-66. Rather prooflike, with much brilliant luster and frosty details, perfect strike and virtually devoid of marks, tied with two others in MSPL at NGC but the only one in MS 64 without the prooflike designation, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection. NGC #4427856-014. Estimate: $600-$900.

Guatemala (Central American Republic)

962. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1826M, CRES/CCA, NGC AU 58+. KM-4. Deeply rainbow toned,

with lots of blue-greens toward rims and golden reds inside, welldefined leaves and minimal high-point wear, just a couple adjustment lines and a small mark or two, quite pretty overall, scarce variety with S/C in CRESCA, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. NGC #5850257-007. Estimate: $400-$600.

963. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

965. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1829M, NGC AU 55. KM-4. Richly rainbow toned all over, with vivid purples, greens and golds, choice strike with full-defined leaves and minimal wear and marks (begs a higher grade), quite lovely overall. NGC #5850257-008. Estimate: $400-$600.

966. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1830M, rare, NGC AU 53.

luster (especially in the legends), with most of this grade’s light wear and marks evident on the tree and its leaves (as usual). PCGS #40467641. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-4. Colorful toning (golden on mountains side, purplish on tree side), with some slight central weakness as usual but minimal wear and hardly any marks except a couple minor rim-bumps, rather acceptable grade of a traditionally key date. NGC #5903906-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

964. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

967. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1827M, PCGS AU53. KM-4. Attractive light rainbow toning over

1828M, NGC AU 53. KM-4. Light rainbow toning (mostly golden)

over ample luster, with light wear in centers as usual, light mark on rays. NGC #5903906-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

1835M, medal rotation, NGC AU 55. KM-4. Deep rainbow toning over luster (somewhat lower contrast on tree side), the leaves of the tree weak but all defined, the mountains side particularly pretty. NGC #5850257-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

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968. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1836M, coin rotation, NGC MS 61. KM-4. Choice luster gleaming through lovely rainbow toning, also choice strike with full details, virtually no wear or marks, second highest grade in NGC census. NGC #5850257-010. Estimate: $500-$750.

969. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1837BA, coin rotation, NGC AU 55.

Bright with luster and lack of toning, good strike with nearly full leaves on tree, minimal marks and wear. NGC #5745613-011. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-4.

971. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1840/39MA/BA, NGC AU 55. KM-4. Light blue toning (stronger

at rims), nice luster and strike, natural planchet-flaws near center on mountains side, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census for this variety. NGC #5903906-006. Estimate: $200-$300.

972. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1840/39MA/BA, NGC AU details / planchet flaw. KM-4. Lustrous and lightly toned, choice strike with full details, minimal wear, should be AU 58 in our opinion, the stated planchet flaw near center of mountains side (similar to previous lot) completely natural and not normally a cause for a “details� restriction. NGC #5903906-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

970. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1840/37MA, NGC AU 58. KM-4. Choice strike with superb rainbow

toning over luster, ranging from bright blue at rims to golden yellow in centers, light high-point wear only, very attractive for the grade. NGC #5850257-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

973. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1842/0MA, NGC XF 45. KM-4. Deep blue toning all over, with light wear on tops of leaves and hairlines in fields on that side but otherwise AU. NGC #5745613-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

974. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1842MA, NGC AU 53. KM-4. Patchy rainbow toning on mountains side, the tree side with blue-purple in center surrounded by goldentoned legends, light marks and wear (especially on leaves of tree). NGC #5903906-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

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980. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic) 8

reales: 1831M (rarest date), 1834M, 1835M. KM-4. 80.28 grams total. Fine to XF, all toned, the 1834 holed. SEE INTERNET FOR

PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

981. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic) 8 reales: 1835M, 1836M, 1836BA. KM-4. 80.67 grams total. AXF on average, mostly toned, no big problems. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

982. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic)

975. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales, 1846/2AE/MA, CREZCA/CRESCA variety, NGC AU 58.

KM-4. Light and patchy rainbow toning, the tree side (only) with light

wear on leaves and minor marks in field, with R of denomination very weak and all details doubled, making the overassayer hard to read (not stated on the NGC label) but confirmed by die diagnostics (particularly the die-crack through mintmark NG). NGC #4673467-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

8 reales: 1837BA, 1839MA, 1842MA.

KM-4. 80.32 grams total.

AXF on average, the 1839 deeply toned but the others bright, no big problems. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

983. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic)

8 reales: 1839MA, 1841MA, 1842/37M/BA. KM-4. 80.09 grams

total. AXF on average, mostly toned, no big problems. SEE INTER-

NET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

984. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic) 8

reales: 1846/2AE/MA CREZCA/CRESCA, 1847/6A, 1847A.

AXF on average, the 1846 deeply toned but the others bright, no big problems. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-4. 80.29 grams total.

Note: All 1/4R in the following photos are shown 1.5x.

985. Guatemala (Central American

Republic), 1/4 real, 1824, PCGS MS63. KM-1. Brightly lustrous and bold-

976. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1847/6A, NGC AU 55. KM-4. Choice luster for the grade, with patchy rainbow toning, light high-point wear only, rather pretty overall. NGC #5850257-012. Estimate: $300-$450.

ly struck, parts of rims crude (as made), first date of type. PCGS #39614756. Estimate: $200-$300.

986. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1826, PCGS MS65. KM-1. Boldly struck

and thoroughly brilliant with luster, no problems, top grade at PCGS (and arguably MS66 quality). PCGS #39614757. Estimate: $200-$300.

987. Guatemala (Central American

Republic), 1/4 real, 1831, PCGS MS64. KM-1. Brightly lustrous and fully

977. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1847/6A, NGC AU 50, ex-Jones. KM-4. Nice light toning, good

strike with just the bottom-left leaves of tree slightly weak, light surface hairlines in fields on that side. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #5907772-022. Estimate: $250-$375.

detailed, with small spot of toning on rightmost mountain, the reverse slightly off-center. PCGS #39614758. Estimate: $150-$225.

988. Guatemala (Central American

Republic), 1/4 real, 1837, PCGS MS67. KM-1. Choice, fully defined strike,

with good luster and hint of incipient

978. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic) toning, die-crack from middle mountain

8 reales: 1824M, 1825M, 1826M. KM-4. 80.73 grams total. AXF

on average, mostly toned, the 1824 with spot of extra metal in field and the 1826 with plugged hole. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

to rim, second highest grade in both censuses (PCGS and NGC) for this commonly hoard-found date. PCGS #39614761. Estimate: $150-$225.

989. Guatemala (Central American 979. Lot of three Guatemala (Central American Republic) Republic), 1/4 real, 1840/30, PCGS

8 reales: 1827M and 1829 (two).

KM-4. 80.43 grams total. AXF on average, mostly toned, no big problems. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

MS66.

KM-1. Brightly lustrous, choice strike, whitish residue on leaves. PCGS #39614766. Estimate: $125-$200.

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990. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1842/37, PCGS MS66. KM-1. Blazingly lustrous

with sharp details, minor die-rust, pars of rims weak (as made), top grade at PCGS (but a few MS 67 at NGC). PCGS #39614767. Estimate: $125-$200.

Guatemala (countermarks and counterstamps) Type II

991. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1843, PCGS MS65. KM-1. Choice luster and bold strike, parts of rims weak (as made). PCGS #39614768. Estimate: $125-$200.

992. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1844, PCGS MS66. KM-1. Mirrorlike luster

and choice bold strike (especially on the mountains side). PCGS #39614769. Estimate: $100-$150.

995. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)32F. KM-105.2. 26.36 grams. Full countermark (VF) near

993. Guatemala (Central Ameri-

can Republic), 1/4 real, 1851, rare, PCGS XF40. KM-1. With modest wear

and surface hairlines but no big problems, key final date (simply listed as RARE in KM) of entire Central American Republic coinage struck at this mint, missing in many good collections. PCGS #39614773. Estimate: $500-$750.

one end and old hole at other end of an elongated-flan Fine host with nice full cross-lions-castles, bold full oMF, nearly full shield, weak but certain date. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (State)

996. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E, ex-Jones. KM-96.2. 26.71 grams. Full but encrusted countermark (VF) in dead center of Fine+ host’s full cross-lions-castles, with

994. Guatemala (State), provisional 1 real, 1829M, very rare, full pillars on other side (both well centered), two dates and mintmarks,

NGC VF details, rev. scratched. KM-75. Nicely toned fields, decent

three assayers, black toning on fields, small hole at top of pillars side. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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997. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark (Type II, 1839) on pillars side of a Guatemala cob 8 reales, 1750J. KM-102. 24.97 grams. Deep and complete countermark (VF)

strike except for weakness in leaves due to typical flan-bulge, with light central scratches on both sides that look as old as the coin itself. For this year only, and only in this denomination, the Guatemala City mint struck coins with the legend ESTADO DE GUATEMALA on one side and MONEDA PROVISIONAL on the other with the same central design as the Central American Republic issues, making for a very rare, single-denomination type-coin that is critical to any important Guatemala collection. NGC #4770572-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

with darker toning than the already well-toned Fine host with full mintmark and assayer, weak but certain date, small hole in one point near edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Type III

998. Guatemala, 8 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839) on pillars side of a Guatemala cob 8 reales, 1753J. KM-102. 26.87 grams. Choice full countermark (AVF) near

edge of broad-flan VG host (lightly scratched) with natural lacuna in center on shield side, crude hole in one point near edge, Estimate: $250-$375.

1001. Guatemala, 8 reales, Type III double countermark

(1840) on a Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1833LM, NGC VF 20, c/s VF standard, “top pop.” KM-112.1. Full, bold and deeply toned

countermarks on somewhat worn but also nicely toned host with slightly crude rims. Note: This type tops out in VF grade in the NGC census. NGC #5903906-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

999. Guatemala, 4 reales, sun-over-mountains counter-

mark (Type II, 1839) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739(?)M(?). KM-unl (85 for type). 13.29 grams. Nearly full

(AVF) countermark on upper half of VG host’s cross below tiny hole near edge, other side with full but worn pillars (medal aligned) with partial assayer and date, this exact host type not listed in KM, toned in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

1002. Guatemala, 8 reales, Type III double countermark (1840) on a Potosí, Bolivia, 8 soles, 1838LM, NGC VF 30, c/s VF standard. KM-112.1. Nicely placed countermarks (both full, bold and deeply toned) at bottom of bust and in field above llama, the host evenly work with attractively contrasting toning around details. Note: This type tops out in VF grade in the NGC census. NGC #5903906-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

1000. Guatemala, 4 reales, sun-over-mountains countermark

(Type II, 1839, contemporary counterfeit) on cross side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1760V-(Y). KM-85.6. 13.08 grams.

Very bold and deep countermark (VF) with slightly inaccurate details to upper right of VG host’s off-center cross, bold date on other side, toned in crevices, scarce without hole. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1003. Guatemala, 8 reales, Type III double countermark (1840, contemporary counterfeit) on a Cuzco, South Peru, 8 reales, 1838MS, rare, NGC XF details / holed, c/s VF weak. KM-120.6. Full and deep countermarks (the sun-over-mountains a cartoonish imitation), darkly toned, on a well-detailed host that clearly saw much circulation after countermarking, black toning around details, crudely holed at top. This South Peru host is rather rare with a Type III double countermark. NGC #5903906-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1008. Quetzaltenango,

Guatemala, copper token, 1886, Alberto Flores / Guadalupe La Ceiba / Costa Cuca. Rulau-Gma138; Weyl-1722.

1004. Guatemala, 1 peso, “1/2 real” counterstamp of 1894 on a Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1885, NGC MS 61, c/s UNC strong. KM-216. Choice counterstamp on a lustrous host with practically no wear, some faint surface hairlines. NGC #5906063-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala (Republic)

5.73 grams. Obverse with tree above 1886 inside legend GUADALUPE LA CEIBA / COSTA CUCA; reverse with 2 REALES inside legend ALBERTO FLORES / REPUB. DE GUAT. UNC with traces of original copper color and luster around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1009. Guatemala, copper 2

reales token, Avelino de León Muñóz / Finca Tanemburgo, late 1800s(?). Eklund-949; Prober-1767; Clark-279; Rulau-Gma114. 2.36 grams.

Obverse with C.A. inside border within legend TANEMBURGO / GUATEMALA; reverse with 2 inside border within legend AVELINO DELEON / MUÑÓZ. Light brown UNC with much luster, a couple small rusty spots on obverse near edge, die-crack through E of TANEMBURGO. Estimate: $100-$150.

1005. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1895, PCGS MS67 (“top pop”), ex-Law. KM-210. Brilliantly lustrous and perfectly struck, with only a

couple tiny bagmarks to keep it from an even higher grade, tied with two others for finest in PCGS census (the finest at NGC being 66), simply the best! Pedigreed to the Thomas H. Law collection (Heritage, July 2015, lot #65232), where it hammered at $1,600. PCGS #13313133. Estimate: $500-up.

Tokens

1006. Petapa, Guatemala,

bronze token, 1867, Cafetal de la Virgen. Eklund-2308;

1010. Lot of two Guatemalan tokens of Finca la Soledad

(Cosecha de Café), Xolhuitz (Quetzaltenango), late 1800s(?): copper-nickel 3 (centavos) and copper 1 (centavo). Rulau-

Both with XOLHUITZ inside legend FINCA LA SOLEDAD / GUATEMALA C.A. on obverse and denomination in Roman numerals inside border within legend COSECHA DE CAFÉ on reverse, the 3c BU and the 1c red-brown UNC with original luster around details. Estimate: $150-$225.

unl. 3.90 grams.

Clark-314; Rulau-Gma272. 4.26 grams.

Obverse with high-relief Virgin statue inside legend CAFETAL DE LA VIRGEN / PETAPA; reverse with PEDRETTI / Y / TONEL / 1867. BU with original golden color and luster, with tinges of green and magenta toning cropping up here and there in addition to some tiny dark spots. The Cafetal de la Virgen (an annex of Finca El Rincón), owned by Pedretti and Tonel, was founded in 1867 in the old town of Petapa (modern-day Villa Canales) and is currently owned by Federico Aguilar Schaefer y Canos. Estimate: $100-$150.

1007. Quetzaltenango (?),

Guatemala, copper 2 reales token, ca. 1870, Finca “Palmira” of Juan Aparicio, rare. Clark-294; Rulau-Gma14. 6.03 grams. Obverse with APARICIO

/ FINCA / “PALMIRA” with six-point stars at top and bottom; reverse with DOS REALES inside wreath. BU with strong luster mixed with light cloudiness in fields (consignor suspects it is a tarnished specimen striking). Estimate: $100-$150.

Haiti

1011. Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1

escalin, anchor countermark (Type 1, 1781) on a trimmed/rounded Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1698F, rare, NGC VF 20, c/s VF standard (“top pop”). KM-

8.1. 2.13 grams. Bold and nearly full countermark on top-right quadrant

of host’s off-center cross with clear assayer F to right, well-centered pillars with bold 8 of date and partial second assayer, much toning all over, tied with one other (host date unknown) for finest in NGC census. Technically the KM listing (stated on label) is for hosts dated 1701-52, so to be more accurate we should consider this piece to be unlisted, like a Lima 1696 example we sold in Auction 22. Theoretically the official weight for the 1 escalin was 2.355 grams, but most of the surviving examples weigh less due to further clipping (which explains why these coins were mostly recalled), and the general rule is that any specimens heavier than the 1/2-escalin weight of 1.178 grams are cut-down 1 escalins. NGC #5902083-012. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Honduras (State of Honduras)

1016. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (State), low-silver 2 reales 1012. Haiti, 1 gourde, 1881, PCGS AU55. KM-46. Richly toned (provisional), 1848G, CREZCA and PROVISIONL, PCGS over muted luster with light black streak on reverse, a few tiny marks but practically no wear (more like AU58 or better by today’s standards). PCGS #18019399. Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras (provisional “imitation cobs”)

1013. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob” 2 reales, 1823-PMPY, with quadrants of cross transposed and retrograde lions, trefoils above pillars, rare, PCGS AU 55. Cal-

XF40. KM-19b. Good strike for the type, with light silvery fields contrasting with darker details, some luster, rare grade. PCGS #40467644. Estimate: $400-$600.

1017. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (State), low-silver 1 real (provisional), 1846G, rare, NGC VF 25, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Horn. KM-18b. Darkly toned and with somewhat

indistinct interior details (as usual) but with bold legends, desirable key date in top grade for the issue. Pedigreed to the Horn collection, with original collector’s tag. NGC #5904022-001. Estimate: $500-$750.

977; KM-15.1. 5.74 grams. Full, bold and well-centered pillars side with clear date, the cross off-center and with weakly punched interiors but clear second date and Y to right, lightly toned with underlying luster. PCGS #36663756. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1014. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

2 reales, (1823)-PMPY, “owl face” tops of pillars, NGC XF 45. Cal-977; KM-15.1. 5.48 grams. Bold denomination between full tops

of pillars (“owl faces”) but flat where date should appear, nearly full cross (also flat at bottom) with bold P to left, light olive toning all over. Note: The “owl face” is currently under study by experts and could eventually be attributed to León, Nicaragua, instead. NGC #2832572002. Estimate: $400-$600.

1018. Tegucigalpa, State of Honduras (struck in London, England), provisional 8 pesos, 1862T-A, NGC MS 64 BN (“top pop”). KM-27. Choice strike and grade (in fact tied with two

others for finest in NGC census), satin-smooth fields with only the faintest of marks here and there, chocolate brown pyramid side but tree side darkly toned over luster (quite pretty). NGC #2833847-011. Estimate: $400-$600.

1015. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provisional “imitation cob”

1/2 real, (1823), NGC XF 45. Cal-469; KM-7.1. 1.42 grams. Choice (but off-center) full cross-lions-castles with prominent border of dots, the PHVS monogram on the other side nearly full as well (the dot border strong on that side as well) but the date below is off the flan, richly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Almanzar auction of November 30, 1981 (lot #23, erroneously attributed to Mendoza (Argentina). NGC #2837394-001. Estimate: $400-$600.

1019. Tegucigalpa, State of Honduras (struck in London, England), provisional 4 pesos, 1862T-A, NGC MS 64 BN (“top pop”). KM-26. Much original color and luster for the grade (especially on pyramid side), tied with one other in RB for finest in NGC census, no marks, small carbon spot to upper right of tree. NGC #2833847-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1020. Tegucigalpa, State of Honduras (struck in London,

England), provisional 2 pesos, 1862T-A, NGC MS 63 BN. KM-25. Traces of original color and luster on both sides, light high-point

flattening and bagmark in field below ESTADO. NGC #2833847-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

1021. Tegucigalpa, State of Honduras (struck in London, England), provisional 1 peso, 1862T-A, NGC MS 66 BN (“top pop”). KM-24. Choice bold strike, some traces of original color

and luster on pyramid side but the tree side lightly rainbow toned over satin-smooth surface that is virtually devoid of any marks or wear, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #2833847-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

Honduras (Republic)

1022. Honduras (struck at the Paris mint), copper-nickel proof 5 reales pattern, 1870-TASSET, President Medina, rare, NGC PF 65 (“top pop”). KM-Pn12. Lustrous mirror fields with only the faintest of marks, spot of incipient toning left of the 5, impressively flashy, tied with one other for finest in NGC census. NGC #2833847-003. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1023. Honduras (struck at the Paris mint), copper-nickel

proof 2 reales pattern, 1870-TASSET, President Medina, NGC PF 65. KM-Pn11. Brightly lustrous, satin fields, virtually no

marks, second finest in NGC census behind a single PF 66. NGC #2833847-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

1024. Honduras (struck at the Paris mint), copper-nickel

proof 1 real pattern, 1870-TASSET, President Medina, NGC PF 64 (“top pop”). KM-Pn10. Lightly rainbow toned over luster,

minimal bagmarks, tied with two others for finest known in NGC census. NGC #2833847-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1029. Honduras (struck in Paris), copper proof 1/2 real pat1025. Honduras (struck at the Philadelphia mint), copper tern, 1871-A (BARRE), rare, NGC PF 65 RB (“top pop”).

proof 50 centavos pattern, 1871, plain edge, NGC PF 55 BN. KM-Pn16. Very colorful, with lots of blue and rose toning over antique

brass surfaces, dark around details, light high-point wear, one of only three in the NGC census. NGC #2833729-004. Estimate: $200-$300.

1026. Honduras (struck at the Philadelphia mint), silver proof 25 centavos pattern, 1871, plain edge, rare, NGC PF 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Stuart. KMunl (Pn15 but in silver). Lovely

gunmetal toning over lustrous fields (nice contrast with lighter design elements), the only specimen graded by NGC or PCGS. Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection (stated on special label). NGC #4427714-013. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1027. Honduras (struck at the Philadelphia mint), silver proof 10 centavos pattern, 1871, plain edge, rare, NGC PF 63, finest known in NGC census, ex-Stuart. KM-unl (Pn14 but in silver). Deep,

dark, gunmetal toning all over with underlying luster, the finer of just two at NGC (none graded by PCGS). Pedigreed to the Richard Stuart collection (stated on special label). NGC #4427714-012. Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-unl. Original golden-orange color and luster with light purple toning forming in center of reverse, no marks, tied with one other (the Richard Stuart specimen) for finest and only examples in the NGC census, key date in regular issue and unlisted as a pattern. NGC #42833732-006. Estimate: $500-$750.

1030. Honduras, 5 centavos, 1879, Lovett type, very rare, NGC VF 35. KM-43. Highly sought one-year type (unpriced in KM)

designed by U.S. engraver George H. Lovett, this example darkly toned and only lightly worn, with curious strike-through error at bottom of eagle side, second finest of just two in the NGC census behind a single MS 62 (in addition to one in “details” grade). NGC #2833732-008. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1031. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1879, rare, PCGS XF detail / graffiti. KM-40; Y-9. Lightly struck obverse but bold reverse with

old scratches in center (just incidental, not really graffiti), low contrast overall, parts of rims crude (as made). Holland Wallace identified the reverse die on this coin as being from the hardly used 1878 first year of mintage. PCGS #39839999. Estimate: $150-$225.

1032. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1880, rare, PCGS XF45 BN, finest in PCGS and NGC censuses.

KM-40; Y-9.

Typically

1028. Honduras (struck at the Philadelphia mint), copper crude but with faint hints of original color and luster around details,

proof 10 centavos pattern, 1871, plain edge, rare, NGC PF 65 RB, finest known in NGC census. KM-Pn14. Beautiful multi-

color toning (mostly magenta) over original luster, tiny lacuna in rim but no marks or wear, highest grade and the only RB of three entries in NGC census (none graded by PCGS). NGC #2833732-004. Estimate: $500-$750.

finest and only example in the PCGS census, with three at NGC in lower grade. The obverse was struck from a recut die from the first year of the series, 1878, which on this example has also caused a round cud to form on that digit to the rim. PCGS #39840000. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1036. Honduras, 1 peso, 1896/4, PCGS AU50, finest and only example in PCGS census. KM-62. Very weakly struck from

1033. Honduras, gold 5 pesos, 1895/85, rare, NGC AU 58, old dies (normal for this date) but with traces of luster emanating from finest known in NGC census.

KM-53; Fr-6. A flashy example in bright, light-colored gold, the obverse fields typically slightly crude but all in a remarkable state of preservation, in fact the better of just two in the NGC census (the other being the Richard Stuart specimen in AU 55), reportedly from a striking of just 20 pieces. NGC #4678268-001. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

lightly toned surfaces, finest at PCGS and tied with at same grade at NGC (none higher). PCGS #39840004. Estimate: $125-$200.

1037. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1896/86, with P on pedestal, rare, NGC VF 20, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-51. Crude strike as usual (old and worn-out dies)

but colorfully toned (bluish-purple) and with clear P randomly placed

1034. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1888, PCGS AU detail / mount below and to the right of Lady Liberty, with a few small marks and some

removed.

KM-56. Bold strike with slight evidence of die-clashing on obverse, nice rich color and luster, any evidence of mounting on edge now covered by PCGS holder. PCGS# 39687056. Estimate: $500-$750.

wear but apparently the only example of this key date that is graded so far (none at PCGS). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-011. Estimate: $300-$450.

1038. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1910/00, NGC VF 30, very rare. KM-51. Weakly struck as usual but with no damage or egregious

1035. Honduras, gold 1 peso, 1889, very rare, PCGS AU58, wear, also attractively toned all over, in fact second finest in NGC

finest and only example in PCGS census. KM-56. Choice luster and strike, very flashy in an attractive yellow hue, key date that was previously unlisted in KM, which now says only five are known, of which this is finest at PCGS and tied with another at same grade at NGC behind a single MS 66. PCGS# 39687055. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

census behind a single MS 62. It should be noted that the overdate is not mentioned on the label or in catalog references but is quite clear on this example, with rounded left side protruding from an oversized 1. This final date of the series is a key rarity, with very low mintage recorded (602 pieces), of which reportedly only five are still known to exist. NGC #27351154-005. Estimate: $500-$750.

1039. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1883, PCGS AU50, finest

known in PCGS census. KM-50. Choice grade for the type (finest at PCGS, tied with one other at NGC behind a single AU 53), and also an atypically bold strike with much luster, light but uneven toning. PCGS #39840003. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1040. Honduras, bronze 2 centavos, 1910, denomination as

CENTAVOS, NGC MS 64 RB (“top pop”), ex-Dana Roberts, ex-O’Brien. KM-69. Lustrous and well struck, retaining significant

amounts of original red color, struck from slightly rusty dies with die-cracks on wreath, tied with two others for finest in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts and J. O’Brien collections (both stated on label). NGC #4687761-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

1044. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1893/83, denomination UN/10, wreath type, REPLBLICA error, NGC MS 61 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-61. Choice grade, with traces of original color and luster peeking around an even brown tone, parts of rims crude as usual, the error and re-punchings clear but the overdate not mentioned on label (and therefore listed by itself in NGC census). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #1730000-016. Estimate: $200-$300.

1041. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1889, medal rotation, NGC AU 50 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-46. Very darkly toned but with traces of original luster and color near reverse rim, a few light marks but very little wear for the grade, second finest in the NGC census behind a single AU 58 (medal axis not mentioned on label). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #2655320-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

1045. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, (1895) mule, rare, NGC VF 35 BN. KM-60. One-year type (reportedly less than ten known) with reverse struck from a Lovett die of 1878-80 and obverse struck from a die of the standard type that began in 1881, without regard to the fact that neither side bore a date, light brown color with honest even wear. NGC #2833847-013. Estimate: $500-$750.

1042. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1890, denomination 1,

NGC MS 63 RB, finest known in NGC census, ex-O’Brien.

Far and away the best example (the only other in the NGC census being VF and BN), with choice original color and luster over most of the surfaces, the rims slightly crude as usual but no noticeable marks or wear and boldly struck. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #4208595-003. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-46.

1046. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1896, denomination 1, NGC MS 64 BN (“top pop”), ex-O’Brien. KM-46. Beautiful blue

toning over muted luster, crude (light) strike as usual but devoid of wear and marks, tied with one other for finest in NGC census among six entries. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-006. Estimate: $100-$150.

1043. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1893/83, denomination 1047. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1899, small 99, NGC AU

UN/10, no wreath, NGC AU 55 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-59. Rich

chocolate-brown color with faint traces of original copper and luster around some details, with clear alteration to denomination and date as from an 1883 10 centavos die (neither stated on label, causing this coin to be listed by itself in the census). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-004. Estimate: $100-$150.

53 BN, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-O’Brien.

KM-46. Bold strike but typically with flaws (large die-chip at bottom on

pyramid side, lacuna between denomination and date), darkly toned, light high-point wear only. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1048. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1904, NGC VF 35 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-

46. Honest,

even wear with nice bronze color enhanced by dark toning around details, decent strike for the type, second finest for the date in NGC census behind a single MS 64 RB. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-002. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1053. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1920, no CENTAVOS, 1049. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1908, wreath type, de- PCGS XF40(BN), finest and only example in PCGS census, nomination UN/10, REPLBLICA error, rotated axis, rare, NGC MS 62 BN, finest and only example in NGC census, exRoberts. KM-61. Unusually well struck, with all details full and bold,

faint traces of original color and luster and no evidence of corrosion or die-rust, an odd and interesting product of the sloppy Tegucigalpa mint using 10-centavos dies from 1884-1900 with modified date and denomination, the UN/10 overpunch particularly bold, also with the reverse rotated about 240 degrees relative to the obverse, especially rare this nice, in fact the only example graded by NGC. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. NGC #2803604-010. Estimate: $400-$600.

ex-Dana Roberts. KM-70. Slightly crude strike as usual, the obverse well preserved but the reverse with small marks and wear but clear 9/9 and 0/0 in date (unlisted, possibly rare), apparently the only example graded at either PCGS or NGC Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection (stated on label). PCGS #39840002. Estimate: $150-$225.

1054. Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1881, very rare, PCGS AU58. KM-45; Y-13. Attractive light-bronze color with full and sharp 1050. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1910, modified 5c ob-

verse and reverse dies, PCGS MS62 BN. KM-67. Smaller size than

details, practically no wear, second finest in PCGS census behind a single MS 62, with one at MS 63 (Whittier specimen) in NGC census, a key date of which KM says less than ten are known. PCGS #39839998. Estimate: $300-$450.

previous type, even brown color with faint trace of original luster on pyramid side, that side nice but slightly off-center, the denomination side struck from rusty die with 1 punched over 5 above and another 1 punched over small Liberty head below CENTs in middle. PCGS #39840001. Estimate: $150-$225.

1055. Honduras, copper-nickel 10 centavos, 1954, PCGS

MS66+ PL, finest and only example in PCGS census. KM-76.2.

1051. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1910, 1/2 centavo ob-

verse with modified 5 centavos reverse, NGC UNC details / environmental damage, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-68. Bold strike and fairly well preserved for

Superb strike with brilliant satin fields and frosty details, virtually no marks, with nice golden toning, some graded higher in NGC census but none as Prooflike. PCGS #39839996. Estimate: $100-$150.

the type (even some traces of original color and luster) but with small areas of corrosion and encrustation on reverse, this variety apparently not listed in NGC census except for this “details” example, second 1 of date punched over a 0 (not mentioned on label or in census). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

1052. Honduras, bronze 1 centavo, 1910, 5 centavos obverse

and 1/2 centavo reverse, NGC MS 64 BN, finest known in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-66. Bold strike with dark toning all

over (hint of original color and luster at rims), with clear (large) 1 over (small) 1/2 on reverse, minor rim-flaw but no wear, far and away the best in the NGC census (next highest being AU 50). Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

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India (British)

1056. Lahore, India (British), silver original proof 1/2 rupee, George VI, 1943-L, very rare, PCGS PR65, finest and only

example in PCGS census. SW-9.60; KM-552. Very lightly rainbow toned over luster, virtually no marks or wear, first date of the type and only the third and finest specimen known (the other two graded PF 61 and PF 63 by NGC). The all-important mintmark L is very small and appears on the middle head of each of two sets of three thistles at about 5 and 7 o’clock on the reverse, the mintmark on the right showing backwards. Lahore is in modern-day Pakistan, which became an independent country in 1947 upon partition of British India. With original His Majesty’s Mint paper envelope. PCGS # 39687057. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1057. Lahore, India (British), silver original proof 1/4 rupee, George VI, 1943-L, very rare, PCGS PR64, finest and only example in PCGS census. SW-9.91a; KM-unl. Choice rainbow toning over luster, mostly blue-purple

in centers and reddish-gold near rims, no marks or wear except for the slightest contract friction on a couple high points, first date of type and only the third specimen known (the other two graded PF 62 and PF 64 by NGC), unlisted in KM and even unlisted in the Stevens-Weir reference but with new number assigned by them already for a later edition. The small but critical L mintmark appears properly at the bottom the reverse. Lahore is in modern-day Pakistan, which became an independent country in 1947 upon partition of British India. With original His Majesty’s Mint paper envelope. PCGS # 39687058. Estimate: $2,000-up.

Italian States Venice

1058. Venice (Italian States), gold ducat, Michele Steno 1059. Venice (Italian States), gold ducat, Tomaso Mocenigo (1400-1413), NGC MS 65. Fr-1230. Very choice and highly lustrous for its age, all details full, minor flattening on some of the highest point but no evidence of actual wear. NGC #4668503-030. Estimate: $600-$900.

(1414-1423), NGC MS 66. Fr-1231. Choice full details (very bold) with excellent luster for its age, no flattening or wear at all, second highest grade in census. NGC #4668503-017. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1060. Venice (Italian States), gold zecchino, Pasquale

Cicogna (1585-95), NGC UNC details / cleaned. Fr-1270. Good luster and frosty details, some light surface hairlines in fields. NGC #5908054-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1061. Venice (Italian States), 5 lire, 1848V, Venice revolution, NGC MS 65. KM-804. Superb original gem with brilliant mirrorlike fields and frosty details, minimal bagmarks and starting to tone, very rare in this quality, in fact tied with three others (among dozens of entries) for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #3836693-015. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

Japan 1062. Japan, gold koban (1 ryo), Hoei/Shotoku era (1710-14), PCGS AU58. JNDA 09-15; Fr-11. 32mm x 60mm; 9.40 grams. Obverse with

crenulations in field, calligraphy in two rectangles and two fan-shaped cartouches at ends; reverse with four Japanese-character hallmarks. Attractive spots of red toning here and there. The Hoei era spanned from March 1704 through April 1711; the Shotoku era followed from April 1711 through June 1716. The reigning emperors were Higashiyama (1687-1709) and his son Nakamikado (1709-35). KM reports that koban of this type are struck in 0.8340 fine gold. These pieces are generally rare and highly sought, especially in certified high grade as here. PCGS #38650643. Estimate: $10,000-up.

1063. Japan, gold 20 yen, emperor Mutsuhito (1852-1912), 1064. Japan, 1 yen, emperor Mutsuhito (1852-1912), Meiji

Meiji year 44 (1911), NGC MS 64+. Y-34. Lovely luster all over,

with faint traces of light red toning, minor bagmarks only, in fact tied with fourteen others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 66. NGC #3953960-007. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

year 24 (1891), NGC MS 63 (old holder). Y-A25.3. Brilliant white surfaces with intense luster and frosty details, bagmarks in open fields, no toning. NGC #1753791-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1065. Japan, 50 sen, emperor Mutsuhito (1852-1912), Meiji year 4 (1871), 19mm circle, three spines variety, NGC MS 65 (old holder). Y-4a.1; JNDA 01-13A.

Brilliant luster, with incipient toning at rims, minimal bagmarks. NGC #2064501-019. Estimate: $400-$600.

Mexico (colonial) Gold

Pillars

1066. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 escudos, Philip V, 1734MF/F (unlisted), with six embedded diamonds. Cal-unl

(Type 265); KM-unl (135 for type). 13.40 grams total. A fascinating coin, both

numismatically—as it appears to be an unlisted combination of a clean-date 1734 obverse with a clear overassayer MF/F reverse, known for 1735 but obviously using dies from 1733—and artistically—as the crude diamonds embedded in the king’s chest were jeweler-set in a hand-carved groove, possibly in the 1700s, to emphasize the king’s collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece (although the effect is more like a fancy necktie). Bold XF otherwise, with hint of toning in legends and no other evidence it was used for jewelry apart from light surface hairlines from cleaning at some point. Estimate: $1,500-up.

1068. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

Bold and attractive XF with toning around details, slight flan-bulge below QUE, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

Cal-1449; KM-103. 26.94 grams.

1069. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF.

XF with deep rainbow toning all over (mostly bluish), old gouge below globes, scarce as non-salvage. Pedigreed to the Econo-Coin Co. auction of January 1984 (lot #650). Estimate: $150-$225.

Cal-1458; KM-103. 26.64 grams.

1067. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV,

1798FM. Cal-1693; KM-159. 27.00 grams. Rather lustrous AU- with light surface hairlines on obverse, incipient toning near reverse rim. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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1070. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1752MF. Cal-477; KM-104.1. 26.89 grams. VF with some light toning, old diagonal scratch across left globe, spots of rainbow toning on parts of rims. Pedigreed to the Econo-Coin Co. auction of January 1984 (lot #750). Estimate: $150-$225.

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1071. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1074. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III,

1756MM. Cal-491; KM-104.2. 27.06 grams. XF+ with deep, rich rain-

1760MM, NGC MS 62. Cal-1073; KM-105. Deep luster and incipi-

bow toning over lustrous toning throughout, slightly off-center strike. Pedigreed to our Auction 21, with original lot-tag #1562. Estimate: $200-$300.

ent rainbow toning, no more than trivial marks, in fact currently tied with five others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 63. NGC #5902438-001. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1072. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758MM, ex-Jones (Plate and Cover Coin). Cal-494; KM-104.2.

1075. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1765MF. Cal-1088; KM-105. 26.91 grams. AU with steel-gray toning over

26.95 grams. Attractively lustrous AU+ with faint surface hairlines on

pillars side, incipient toning at rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 203 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020) and on the front cover and page 503 of his book Colonial History in Your Hands (2020). Estimate: $350-$500.

muted luster, small flan with minimal rims, die-crack across middle of shield side. Estimate: $200-$300.

1076. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1770FM, ex-Jones. Cal-1101; KM-105. 26.76 grams. Typically low-relief 1073. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1760MM, ex-Potomac.

Cal-497; KM-104.2. 27.23 grams. AU with colorful toning over luster and faint surface hairlines from old cleaning, particularly sharp rims. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

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XF with very light toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2007, with original lot-tag #999. Estimate: $200-$300.

1077. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760MM. Yonaka-M4.60b; Cal-395; KM-95. 13.31 grams. AU- with small

marks on pillars side, rainbow toning in legends. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1083. Mexico City, Mexico,

pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757M, both crowns royal, PCGS MS62. Yonaka-M1.57; Cal-

197; KM-76.1. Bold

1078. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1746M, ex-Potomac. Yonaka-M2.46; Cal-836; KM-85. 6.73 grams. Bold XF+ with light toning and muted luster, no problems. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1079. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1750M, PCGS AU55. Yonaka-M2.50; Cal-289; KM-86.1. Bold strike,

light rainbow toning over rather muted luster. PCGS #39505363. Estimate: $200-$300.

strike with choice luster and very light rainbow toning, among the top specimens known. PCGS #39505362. Estimate: $300-$450.

Busts

1084. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

1772MF, initials facing rim. Yonaka-M8.72a; Cal-1104; KM-106.1. 26.85 grams. VF with light toning over old surface hairlines, deep contrast

around letters and rims, dark streak near center on reverse, desirable first year of issue and scarce variety with assayer as MF instead of FM. Pedigreed to the CayĂłn auction of May 2013, with original lot-tag #520. Estimate: $150-$225.

1080. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1760M, PCGS AU58. Yonaka-M2.60b; Cal-641; KM-87. Richly toned all over except for a patch from about 5-6 o’clock to center on pillars side, finest in PCGS census and tied with second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 61. PCGS #40467649. Estimate: $300-$450.

1085. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1779FF, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.99; Cal-1118; KM-106.2. 26.94 grams. AUwith particularly bold edge, small black spot in front of nose, light surface hairlines. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1081. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III,

1768/6M, very rare, PCGS XF45.

Yonaka-M2.68a; Cal-652; KM-

Light strike as usual but with more luster than expected for the grade (should be AU-, in our opinion), the fairly clear overdate (R3 in Yonaka) not mentioned on the label (nor does it appear in either PCGS or NGC census), with hint of golden toning throughout. PCGS #40467648. Estimate: $300-$450. 87.

1082. Mexico City, Mexico, pil-

lar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1748M, ex-Potomac. Yonaka-M1.48; Cal-186;

KM-76.1. 3.37 grams. Bold UNC with very light toning (stronger near rims), muted luster, choice rims. Pedigreed to the Potomac collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1086. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796FM. Yonaka-M8.96; Cal-959; KM-109. 26.93 grams. AU- with light

rainbow toning over luster (especially on reverse), no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1092. Salvatierra (Guanajuato), Mexico, bronze hacienda

token (1/8 real?), 1805, rare. Rulau-Guj58; Grove-39; Eklund and Noe-

1087. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1807TH, NGC MS 61.

Yonaka-M8.107; Cal-986; KM-109. Highly lustrous and choice strike, with light surface hairlines on obverse and one spot of incipient toning at rim. NGC #4916850-003. Estimate: $350-$500.

23. 11.02 grams, 31mm Obverse

with crowned arms above ALLER (or CALLE B?); reverse with E.Cv D. / SALVATIERRA / ENERO 1o / DE [1805]. Grove reads the date (not visible on this piece) as 1803. Typically crude and unevenly struck VF, very darkly toned, scarce example of necessary local “small change” in the absence of anything lower than 1/4 real being made at the Mexico City mint. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (War of Independence) Chihuahua

1088. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII

transitional (armored bust), 1811HJ. Yonaka-M8.111; Cal-1317; KM-

110. 26.99 grams. AU with bold and well-detailed bust, steel-gray toning over light surface hairlines, rim-flaw below date (and on other side), some black encrustation in crevices on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

1093. Chihuahua, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817RP, with incuse T and pillars/pomegranate countermarks. Cal-1169; KM-111.1. 30.99 grams. Bold king’s name and date on

richly toned obverse with clear countermarks, the reverse weaker and with tiny voids and less toning but traces of luster near rim, overall VF and inexplicably overweight (by several grams!). Estimate: $400-$600.

Congress of Chilpanzingo 1089. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1801FT. Yonaka-M4.101; Cal-809; KM-109. 13.46 grams. Choice XF+ with attractive deep toning, minor marks and rim-bumps. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Summer 1999, item #437. Estimate: $150-$225.

1090. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2

real, Charles III, 1774FM, NGC AU 55. Yonaka-M05.74; Cal-197; KM-69.2. Vivid

toning on obverse, ranging from golden at rims, then deep blue and scarlet closer to center, nice rims, light high-point wear only. NGC #4767208-003. Estimate: $125-$200.

1091. Mexico City, Mexico, bust

1/2 real, Charles III, 1782FF, PCGS AU53. Yonaka-M05.82; Cal-209; KM-69.2.

Deep and slightly patchy toning with tiny spots of encrustation, minimal wear and muted luster. PCGS #40467651. Estimate: $300-$450.

1094. Congress of Chilpanzingo (Type A), script-LVS and

Morelos (Type A) countermarks (1811-14) on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales 1810HJ (transitional “armored” bust of Ferdinand VII), rare, PCGS Fine detail / tooled.

KM-C286. Very

crudely cast host as usual but with full countermarks, evidently applied in the order of Chilpanzingo, then Morelos, then script-LVS, darkly toned in crevices with a golden hue overall, some heavy (old) scratches on reverse. PCGS #39687059. Estimate: $400$600.

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1095. Congress of Chilpanzingo (Type A), script-LVS and

Morelos (Type A) countermarks (1811-14) on a cast Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales 1810HJ (transitional “armored� bust of Ferdinand VII), rare, NGC XF 45, c/s AU standard, finest known in NGC census, ex-Jones. KM-C286. Nice host

1098. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814MR, large bust with berries in laurel. Cal-1039; KM-102.4.

12.96 grams. Typically crude strike (very weak in centers) but nicely

toned and no worse than VF for wear. Estimate: $125-$200.

Guanajuato

despite crude casting, with nearly full countermarks whose order of application appear to be script-LVS, then Morelos, then Chilpanzingo, with edge-split evidently due to the Morelos mark (which is particularly bold), very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of September 2005 (lot #154). NGC #5907772-018. Estimate: $400-$600.

Durango 1099. Guanajuato, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1822JM, NGC XF 45, ex-Jones. Cal-1218; KM-111.4. White from luster and lack of toning, once cleaned but starting to re-tone, decent strike for type but center of bust weak. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of November 2006. NGC #5907772-016. Estimate: $250-$375.

1096. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1822CG, NGC XF 40, ex-Jones. Cal-1200; KM-111.2. Choice strike

La Comandancia Militar

for this type, with most elements bold and the fields fairly clean, with deep toning all over and a few small spots of verdigris. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2014 (lot #613). NGC #5907772-014. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guadalajara

1100. 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 (1810-13), NGC VF 20, c/s XF standard, ex-Jones. KM-194.2.

1097. Guadalajara, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821FS, NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-Jones. Cal-1210; KM-111.3.

Broad flan with nice full details but slightly crude rims as usual, nice luster, small marks and surface hairlines. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2010, with original lot-tag #1071. NGC #5907772-015. Estimate: $150-$225.

Deeply toned, with full details (weak in centers) including countermarks from original host, rather nice for this typically crude issue, in fact tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single XF 45. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #1291. NGC #5907772019. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Sombrerete de Vargas

Mexico (Empire of Iturbide)

1101. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812, rare, PCGS XF45. Cal-1427; KM-177. High grade for the type, with light toning over muted luster, most details bold despite usual crude strike, the crown at top particularly well detailed. PCGS #40467646. Estimate: $500-$750.

1105. Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Iturbide, 1823JM, variety with short, uneven truncation of bust, ex-Jones. KM310. 26.86 grams. Brightly cleaned VF with lots of small marks, slightly off-center strike, some luster and incipient toning at rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (Empire of Maximilian) 1102. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812, rare, NGC VF 20, ex-Jones. Cal-1427; KM-177. Nice arms side with full details (particularly nice crown), the VARGAS and date bold on the other side, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 14, with original lot-tag #974. NGC #5907772-017. Estimate: $400-$600.

1103. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1811, denomination R-1, rare, PCGS VF detail / environmental damage. Cal-684; KM-173. Bold full

crowned-globes side with lovely rainbow toning, the VARGAS side centrally flat and pitted but with clear date and R of denomination to left. PCGS #40467647. Estimate: $300-$450.

1106. Mexico City, Mexico, gold 20 pesos, Maximilian,

1866, NGC UNC details / cleaned, ex-Jones. KM-389. Fully detailed (no wear) but with small marks and light surface hairlines from cleaning, very popular and important one-year type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #150. NGC #5906082-006. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

Tlalpujahua

1104. Tlalpujahua (Supreme National Congress), Mexico, 1

real, Ferdinand VII, 1812 (inward-facing date), struck silver, rare, NGC AU 50, ex-Jones. Cal-692; KM-211. Choice grade, with

full and well-detailed interior elements and most of legends including full date, off-center strike, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of March 2011, with original lot-tag #729. NGC #5907772-020. Estimate: $600-$900.

1107. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, Maximilian, 1867, ex-

Jones.

KM-388.1. 27.21 grams. Lustrous XF+ with streaky toning on obverse, light rainbow color on reverse, popular type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Coin Galleries auction of November 2000, with original lot-tag #1166. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mexico (Republic) Gold

1108. Guanajuato, Mexico, gold 8 escudos, 1857PF, NGC UNC details

/ scratches, ex-Jones. KM-383.7. Choice luster (very strong at rims) and crisp details (no wear), with several light scratches and light surface hairlines. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #5906082-005. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Cap-and-Rays

1109. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales “hookneck,” 1824JM, NGC AU 58, ex-Jones. DP-Mo02; KM-A376.2. Struck

only at the mints of Durango, Guanajuato and Mexico City, the 1823-24 first issue of the prolific “cap-and-rays” design (also known as resplandores), with standing eagle in profile craning its neck down to the left (“hookneck”) and Liberty cap with cursive “Libertad” on a raised ribbon across the center as opposed to being on the brim, was a flawed design, as the centers were almost never fully struck, making for a type whose value is determined just as much by its quality of strike as its strict grade. This example is desirable on both counts, as the surfaces are lustrous and clean while the Libertad and eagle’s flank feathers are fully discernible (yet lightly worn, keeping it from true Mint State), with a lovely blue tone developing at the rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #85). NGC #5907772-013. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

1110. Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

1111. Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

very light toning, faint discolorations under wings but no hairlines or other evidence of cleaning, slightly crude rims (as made), rare mule made from the first and second die-styles. PCGS #39551015. Estimate: $400-$600.

with elegant toning around details, minor striking weakness and dierust (but like the previous lot, no obvious evidence of cleaning), rare mule made from the first and second die-styles. PCGS #39551016. Estimate: $400-$600.

1845MP, small round cap / round tail variety (rare mule), PCGS AU detail / cleaned. DP-GC02; KM-377.7. Much luster with

1846MP, small round cap / round tail variety (rare mule), PCGS AU detail / cleaned. DP-GC03; KM-377.7. Light muted luster

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1112. Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

1847MP, PCGS XF40. DP-GC04; KM-377.7. Rainbow toning over muted luster (stronger in legends), centers and parts of rims lightly struck but overall choice grade for this date, second finest in PCGS census behind a single AU50 (a few in higher grade at NGC). PCGS #39551017. Estimate: $400-$600.

1115. Durango, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1861CP, PCGS MS64. DP-Do41; KM-377.4. Lightly rainbow toned over muted

luster, the centers softly struck but with practically no marks or wear. PCGS #39505372. Estimate: $200-$300.

1116. San Luís Potosí, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1113. Guadalupe y Calvo, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales,

1851MP, rare, PCGS AU detail / cleaned. DP-GC08; KM-377.7.

Brightly lustrous, with spots of incipient toning, somewhat crudely struck near rims but overall rather decent for this rare type, a few surface hairlines but hardly obviously cleaned. PCGS #38316188. Estimate: $600-$900.

1888MR, NGC MS 64. DP-Pi79; KM-377.12. Bright white from lus-

ter and lack of toning, problem-free strike, no wear but several small bagmarks. NGC #3735777-008. Estimate: $150-$225.

Tokens

1117. Michoacán, Mexico, bronze 1/4 real token, 1846, Ha-

cienda de Santa Efigenia, rare. Rulau-Mic110; Eklund-541; Grove-439.

1114. Mexico City, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1858FH,

7.54 grams; 24.5mm. Obverse with JA monogram (for José Aspero) superimposed over arrow pointing right inside legend HACIENDA DE SA. EFIGENIA; reverse with balance scale held by hand pointing left above denomination 1/4 and date 1846-star. Dark VF with much verdigris, weakly struck date. Estimate: $100-$150.

NGC MS 63. DP-Mo44; KM-377.10. Almost mirrorlike fields from intense luster, the elements of design frosty and bold, with a couple small bagmarks on the cap only. NGC #2801351-010. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1118. Michoacán, Mexico, bronze 1/4 real token, 1847,

Hacienda San Rafael, rare. Rulau-unl; Grove-435. 8.49 grams; 24mm.

Obverse with YC monogram (name unknown) inside legend HACIENDA DE SAN RAFAEL; reverse with denomination 1/4 within wreath, date 1847. at top. Well-struck XF, even chocolate-brown color throughout. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1123. Jalisco, Mexico, bronze 2 almudes token, Apoloni

1119. Michoacán, Mexico, bronze 1 almud token, 1855,

Hacienda de Buena Vista, Raciones de Maíz, rare. Rulau-Mic64; Eklund-75; Grove-unl. 8.47 grams; 29.5mm. Obverse with JFV monogram

(for José Francisco Velarde) within HACIENDA / DE / BUENAVISTA; reverse with 1855 date in circle within legend RACIONES DE MAIZ / VALE POR 1 ALMUD. Full details but slightly crude (especially the rims), with traces of flipover double-strike on both sides, light brown color. The obverse is similar to Grove-431 but the reverse is more like Grove-974 but with different legend. Estimate: $100-$150.

Ochoa, ca. 1890. Rulau-Jal49; Eklund-164. 5.44 grams; 24.5mm. Obverse with CONTLA (with backwards N) between rows of dots with clusters of agave(?) leaves above and below; reverse with .A.O (for Apoloni Ochoa) above 2 within wreath of same leaves. Bold strike, AXF, the reverse off-center, light brown color throughout. Estimate: $100-$150.

1124. Mexico/Sweden (mule), red vulcanite token, Tienda 1120. Jalisco, Mexico, bronze token, no denomination, H.A., 1867, Hacienda del Carmen. Rulau-unl; Eklund-unl; GroveObverse with cursive “Carmen” above double yoke; reverse with H.A. inside overarching wreath above date 1867. Light brown color with dark, contrasting sediment around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

unl. 2.05 grams; 22mm.

de Raya de Pánuco / Malmö Ångkök, denomination “35” (ca. 1900?). Grove-1952 (obverse). 2.69 grams; 30 mm. Obverse with blank

center inside legend TIENDA DE RAYA / DE PÁNUCO; reverse with 35 in center ring of dots with MALMÖ above and ÅNGKÖK below (in different font and size as the obverse). AU with scratches below the 35. Malmö is a well-known Swedish city, and Pánuco is a smaller city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. An identical specimen was sold in the Ponterio auction of June 1984 (lot #704, under Sweden). Estimate: $100-$150.

1125. Lot of three Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, orange vulcanite boat passes (ca. 1900): 1 real / 12-1/2 centavos, una pasada (one pass) and dos pasadas (two passes). Smith-580a (1 real);

Grove-1979 (una pasada); Atwood-Coffee-531C (dos pasadas). 4.12 grams total; 22-25mm. Each with obverse showing ESTE BOLETO ES BUENO

1121. Campeche, Mexico, bronze 1/4 real token, 1875,

H.J.M. de Palizada, NGC VF 25 BN, ex-Norweb (stated on label). Rulau-Cam46; Grove-1793. 24.5mm. Obverse with HJM / DE / (P)

ALIZAD(A); reverse with 1/4 inside wreath above date 1875. Crude strike, the denomination side off-center and incomplete but the other side clear, some black oxidation (mostly on denomination side), desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Norweb collection. NGC #5850336-002. Estimate: $350-$500.

1122. Mexico(?), aluminum 1/2

1126. Lot of three Mexico brass tokens/medal: Santiago C.

Lohse Comisionista, 1892 (medal); Chiapas, coffee token, 1911, Guatimoc; Mexicali, 25 centavos, Licores S.A. Tijuana.

Grove-B159b (medal), 1705 (25c); Rulau-Chp45 (coffee token). 19.79 grams total; 24-31mm. 1. Obverse with bust inside legend SANTIAGO C. LOHSE

real token, Hacienda Belen, made by Scovill Mfg. Co. (late 1800s).

Rulau-unl (cf. Mex84). 3.68 grams; 19.5mm.

POR / EN EL VADO / DE / NUEVO LAREDO with denomination at bottom, repeated at bottom of reverse on the “una pasada” and “dos pasadas” token under a sailing ship below ES BUENO POR, the third with reverse showing DOCE Y MEDIO / BOTE / DE / PASAGE / 12-1/2 / CENTAVOS. VF-XF with contrasting sediment and verdigris around letters and details. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $250-$375.

Obverse with BELEN; reverse with MEDIO. Lustrous UNC with only tiny marks, incipient toning around details, thick flan (piefort?), same as Rulau-Mex84 but with MEDIO instead of 3/4, the latter listed in Rulau under “Unattributed Mexico” but with explanation (on p. 144) that these have been variously attributed to Cuba and Guatemala as well. Estimate: $100-$150.

/ COMISIONISTA, engraver PENA in small letters below bust; reverse with steam-powered machine inside legend CALLE DE D. JUAN MANUEL NO. 4. MEXICO; UNC with light luster, scratches on reverse. 2. Obverse with coffee tree; reverse with GUATIMOC / 1911 / MOISE D.F.; XF with trace of luster. 3. Obverse with 25 inside legend LICORES S.A. / TIJUANA B.C.; reverse with 25 inside legend SUCURSALES / ENSENADA MEXICALI B.C.; lustrous AU with tiny copper spots here and there. SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Mexico (United States of Mexico)

1128. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso, 1919, NGC MS 62, ex1127. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “caballito,” 1910, NGC Jones. KM-454. Bold strike, strong luster, light bagmarks, incipient MS 62, ex-Jones. KM-453. Brightly lustrous (no toning), minor bag-

marks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. NGC #2786996-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

golden toning on parts of rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Ponterio auction of June 2002, with original lot-tag #566. NGC #5907772-007. Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico (Revolutionary) Chihuahua

1129. Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1 peso, 1913, 1 above PESO, NGC UNC details / cleaned, ex-Jones. KM-611. Typically weakly struck, light rainbow toning over muted luster and faint surface hairlines, popular as issued under Pancho Villa. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of December 2005 (lot #377). NGC #5907772-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

1130. Ejercito del Norte, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1 peso, 1915FM,

NGC UNC details / cleaned, ex-Jones. KM-619. Bold details enhanced by contrasting toning, the surfaces somewhat grainy and with light wear on high points but no obvious signs of cleaning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #5907772-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

Durango

1131. Cuencamé,

Durango, Mexico, 1 peso, 1914, “Muera Huerta,” dot-anddash border, NGC MS 65, ex-Jones.

KM-622. Frosty with luster as truly uncirculated (also no toning), typical minor die-flaws, popular type as its legend explicitly calls for the death of President Huerta, hence its mintage was considered an act of treason. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #315). NGC #5907772-008. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Guerrero

1135. Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, 1 peso, 1915, star before G and denomination, NGC AU 58, ex-Jones. KM-672. Quite 1132. Guerrero, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1914-GRO, NGC MS 63,

ex-Jones. KM-643. Very lightly toned over muted luster, fairly well struck with only one small weak part near rim on both sides, popular issue as explicitly stating its metallic content as being 0.595 gold. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #338). NGC #5907772-009. Estimate: $200-$300.

lustrous for the grade and also boldly struck, starting to tone at rims, popular issue as explicitly stating its metallic content as being 0.300 gold. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #347). NGC #5907772-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

Oaxaca

1136. Oaxaca, Mexico, 2 pesos provisional, 1915TM, denomination 2 with interior lines, NGC MS 61, ex-Jones. KM744. Good

luster, slightly crude strike with light surface hairlines but

1133. Guerrero, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1915-GRO, NGC UNC no wear. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and

details / obv spot removed, ex-Jones. KM-643. Brightly lustrous and fully detailed, just the rims slightly crude in places, some faint surface hairlines, popular issue as explicitly stating its metallic content as being 0.595 gold. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #345). NGC #5907772-011. Estimate: $200-$300.

to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #377). NGC #5907772006. Estimate: $150-$225.

Netherlands (Spanish)

1137. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, 48 patards, “Golden

Fleece” countermark (1652-72) on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8

1134. Campo Morado, Guerrero, Mexico, 2 pesos, 1915- reales, 1658E, pomegranate above cross, NGC VF 30, c/s XF

CoMo, NGC MS 61, ex-Jones. KM-660. Highly lustrous, with practically no wear but rather crudely struck, popular issue as explicitly stating its metallic content as being 0.595 gold. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Richard Long auction of May 2006 (lot #325). NGC #5907772-012. Estimate: $150-$225.

weak.

c/m: Delm-324; host: S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1520. 26.60 grams. Nearly full countermark (typically crude) at top of host’s good full cross with date below and assayer to right, full pillars-and-waves on other side with second date and two more assayers, toned in crevices. (Note: See lot 659 for same countermark on a Colombian cob 8 reales.) NGC #5906063-008. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Netherlands East Indies 1138. Netherlands East Indies (VOC), 3 gulden, 1786,

Utrecht issue, ex-Jones. Sch-61b; Delm-1167; KM-117. 31.15 grams. Bold AU with light toning over rather muted luster, small natural flaw in edge. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the DNW auction of March 2016, with original lot-sticker #1090. Estimate: $300-$450.

Nicaragua (provisional “imitation cobs”)

1139. León, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 4 reales, 1823-PMPY, quadrants of cross transposed, very rare, NGC Fine details / mount removed. KM-16.3 (under Honduras); Jara p. 33 (similar to Figure

8). 10.54 grams. Deeply toned and well struck, with satinsmooth fields, bold full pillars-and-waves and cross, two bold dates, clear P-M-P-Y, just some flan-cracks at edge, the evidence of mount removal (and probable clipping/ shaving based on weight) now covered by NGC holder. NGC #2832572-006. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1140. León, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1823-(PMPY), very rare, NGC XF 45. KM-8.1 (under Honduras). 2.78 grams. Small

flan with one full pillar, full but off-center cross, light toning and verdigris, clear date and two bold denominations. NGC #2832572-005 Estimate: $350-$500.

Panama

1141. León, Nicaragua, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real, 1823-PMPY, very rare, NGC VF details / damaged. KM-8.1 (under

Honduras). 2.51 grams. Crude strike made

even cruder by old, tiny divots all over, the cross off-center but the pillars nearly full, just the tops of the digits of the date visible, deeply toned. NGC #5906063010. Estimate: $300-$450.

1143. David (Chiriquí

Province), Panama, copper-nickel token, 5 centavos, Juan Arias, (ca. 1890).

Rulau-Chq21; Plowman-25.15. 4.07 grams; 24.5mm Obverse with

JUAN / DAVID / ARIAS in banner; reverse with “5” inside circle of 37 dots with VALE above and CENTAVOS below, six-point stars to right and left. Lustrous UNC with a few small dark patches (choice grade). Estimate: $100-$150.

1142. Panama, 1 balboa, 1947, PCGS MS64.

KM-13. Brilliant luster, faint incipient golden toning, minimal marks. PCGS #39626571. Estimate: $100-$150.

1144. Colón, Panama, coppernickel token, 5 centavos, J. Sucre (1880s?). Rulau-Col67; Plowman-635.06.

3.12 grams; 19mm. Both sides with 5c COLÓN in center inside legend VALE AL PORTADOR / J. SUCRE; Lustrous UNC with diagonal matte streak on one side and light rainbow toning on other side (choice grade). Estimate: $100-$150.

1145. Panama, uniface incuse copper-nickel token, 5 centavos, Lum, Chang, Long & Co., rare. Rulau-Pan14; Plowman-415.05. 2.71 grams; Incuse “5” inside incuse

legend LUM, CHANG, LONG & CO / CENT. VALE. Problem-free AU with traces of luster inside lettering. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Paraguay (War of the Triple Alliance)

1146. Paraguay (War of the Triple Alliance), 2 reales, countermark “Co” inside toothed square (1865-70) on a wavy-edge

1/2 cut of a Bolivian Republic 4 soles of the mid-1800s, very rare, NGC VF 30, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Peltzer, ex-Gibbs, Guttag Plate Coin. Pratt-unl; KM-unl. 5.88 grams. Deep, old toning befitting such a pedigreed specimen, with nearly

full countermark, sharply angled cuts and much bold host detail, including mintmark and denomination. A very rare issue believed to be made by the Compañía Oriental of Paraguay during the war against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay (see our Auction 24 for a 1/4 cut example, which is Pratt-MR9). This is the only example in the NGC census today, but we note that the Whittier specimen (the only other one we can trace) was formerly NGC F 12. Pedigreed to and plated in the Peltzer collection (Glendining auction of June 1927, lot 655A) and the Guttag collection (cataloged by Edgar Adams in 1929, plate coin #1549A) and the Gibbs collection (Hans M.F. Schulman auction of March 1966, lot 1373), all (in error) as “possibly Curaçao,” all the pedigrees stated on the label. NGC #5902083-006. Estimate: $2,000-up.

1147. Paraguay (War of the Triple Alliance), 1 real, countermark “1” in rounded hexagonal field of horizontal lines (1865-70) on a wavy-edge 1/4 cut of a Bolivian Republic 4 soles of the mid-1800s, NGC F 15, c/s XF standard. Pratt-MR2;

KM-B2. 3.15 grams. Full countermark on worn host with some legend visible (including assayer MJ), deeply old-toned, interesting survivor from an issue of necessity coinage struck during the war against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. NGC #5902083003. Estimate: $350-$500.

1148. Paraguay (War of the Triple Alliance), 1 real, countermark “S” inside toothed oval (1865-70) on a wavy-edge 1/5 cut of a Bolivian Republic 4 soles of the mid-1800s, very rare, NGC VF 25, ex-Lingford, ex-Baldwin. Pratt-MR8; KM-unl.

1.87 grams. Bold full countermark (meaning unknown) on a worn

host with minimal visible details, sharply angled cuts, nice old toning (darker in crevices, good contrast). While a slightly different cut from the previous lot, it is clearly Paraguayan (curved) and not Brazilian (zigzagged), from an issue of necessity coinage struck during the war against the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. H.M. Lingford was a client of A.H. Baldwin in the 1930s and 1940s, who purchased most of his collection intact after his death by suicide in 1950. Pedigreed to the H.M. Lingford collection (stated on label), with original ticket from 1948 stating a pedigree of “AHB coll” (A.H. Baldwin). NGC #5902083-005. Estimate: $500-up.

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Peru (colonial) Gold

1152. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1808JP. Cal-1616; KM-101. 26.90 grams. AU details with matte surfaces and traces

of encrustation, final date of type. With Sedwick certificate from 2007. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1149. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III (second

Pillars

bust, “rat nose”), 1768JM, NGC AU 58, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1921; KM-70. Good luster (mostly in legends), de-

cent strike with only minor lamination flaws to left of bust, minimal wear, variety with no dot between ET and IND, scarce final date of the second bust type (“rat nose”), replaced that year with something closer to the portrait on normal Charles III issues. NGC #2828378006. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

1153. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755JD. Yonaka-L8.55; Cal-459; KM-55.1. 26.97 grams. Very sharp and lustrous UNC

with a few light marks and small patches of light toning. Estimate: $500-$750.

1150. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1776MJ. Cal-1936; KM-82.1. 26.93 grams. Bold AU details with hairlines and shine

from light (old) polishing, faint adjustment marks in center of reverse, desirable date for US collectors. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

1154. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768JM, dot above left mintmark only. Yonaka-L8.68; Cal-1028; KM-A64.2. 26.70 grams. Bold AU details, with traces of toning at rims, lustrous on shield

side, but with surfaces somewhat “sweated” from improper cleaning. Pedigreed to the Money Co. sale of June 1988 (lot #737). Estimate: $150-$225.

1151. Lima, Peru, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1807JP. AU details with light surface porosity, traces of luster, parts of rims weak due to slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Cal-1614; KM-101. 26.84 grams.

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1155. Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757/6JM. Yonaka-L2.57a; Cal-274; KM-53. 6.61 grams. AU

with luster and very light rainbow toning, bold overdate, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Busts

1156. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776MJ, PCGS XF detail / cleaned.

Beautifully rainbow toned, with light surface hairlines and minimal luster, popular date with US collectors. PCGS #40467639. Estimate: $500-$750. Cal-1042; KM-78.

1158. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1819JP. Cal-

1252; KM-117.1. 27.03 grams. UNC with brilliant luster but light surface

hairlines on obverse only, very flashy and choice. Estimate: $175-$250.

1159. Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1821JP,

1157. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional

(large “imaginary” bust), 1809JP, king’s name as FERDND.

Cleaned XF+ with luster on obverse, very light rainbow toning on reverse, parts of rims crude (as made), scarce type. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cal-1239; KM-106.1. 27.00 grams.

ex-Jones. Cal-1075; KM-116. 13.24 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned AU(mostly blue, with golden highlights around details), muted luster, very pretty overall, final date of type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

1160. Lima, Peru, bust 1/2 real, Ferdi-

nand VII (“imaginary” bust), 1810JP, rare. Cal-351; KM-103.2. 1.67 grams. Lightly

toned VF+ with full details, no problems, scarce type. Estimate: $125-$200.

Peru (Provisional Republic)

1161. Lima, Peru, provisional 8 reales, 1822JP, “Peru Libre,” rare, NGC MS 63. KM-136. Deeply rainbow toned over luster, full details but with parts of rims weak due to slightly off-center strike, exceptional grade (second highest grade in NGC census), among the finest known for this popular first issue of independent Peru. NGC #5906063-007. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. 242


Peru (Republic of South Peru) 1162. Cuzco, Peru (South Peru), 8 reales, 1838MS, NGC AU 53, ex-Jones.

KM-170.4. Choice details contrasting with lustrous fields, minor die-cracks in reverse legend, popular for its highly artistic design incorporating many symbolic elements. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #3888251-004. Estimate: $350-$500.

Peru (Republic)

1165. Lima, Peru, copper 1/2 real token, Hacienda de San

Isidro - Z & N / steamship (late 1800s). Eklund-2256. 2.16 grams;

1163. Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1825JM.

KM-142.1. 26.96 grams.

Lustrous UNC with surface hairlines from cleaning, starting to retone, choice strike with fully detailed centers. Estimate: $150-$225.

17.5mm. Obverse with 1/2 REAL inside legend Z&N / .HACIENDA DE SAN ISIDRO.; reverse with paddlewheel steamboat on water. Bold XF with dark toning around details over brassy base color, scarce (missing in Rulau). Estimate: $100-$150.

1166. Lima, Peru, 1 libra, 1921, NGC MS 63, finest and

only example in NGC census. KM-207. Bullion trade coin (0.2355

1164. Lima, Peru (struck in Santiago, Chile), 1 sol, 1884RD, oz AGW) in top grade known, with nice color and luster, minimal FD to left, LIBERTAD in relief, NGC MS 63. KM-196.19. Superb

bagmarks. NGC #4631102-014. Estimate: $500-$750.

luster on arms side, more muted and with trace of toning on seated Liberty side, minor bagmarks only. NGC #5906063-002. Estimate: $125-$200.

Portugal 1167. Lisbon, Portugal, cruzado novo (480 reis, denomination as “400”),

João VI, 1819. Gomes-12.05; KM-358. Lustrous AU+ with slightly porous surfaces (as made), very flashy. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Puerto Rico (under Spain)

1168. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, Alfonso XIII, 1895PG-V, PCGS MS62. Cal-128; KM-24. Beautifully vivid rainbow toning (predominantly magenta and blue) over lustrous surfaces, light bagmarks only, boldly raised fleurs (27 in number) on edge. PCGS #84196746. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500. 1169. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 40 centavos, Alfonso XIII, 1896PG-V.

Cal-127;

UNC details with good luster, blue toning at reverse rim, obverse hairlined from cleaning. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-23. 9.85 grams.

Southern Rhodesia

Spain (Visigoths)

1171. Spain (Visigoths), gold tremissis, Sisebut (612-621 1170. Southern Rhodesia, 2 shillings, 1936, George V, AD), Emerita mint (MĂŠrida, Badajoz), PCGS MS64. Cay-216. PCGS MS63. KM-4. Attractively rainbow toned over luster, minimal bagmarks. PCGS #39626563. Estimate: $125-$200.

1.50 grams. Highly lustrous and boldly struck, minor die-rust on both sides, tied with one other for second finest in PCGS census. PCGS #35699825. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Spain (Castile and León) 1172. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), gold dobla of 35 maravedís, Pedro I (“the Cruel,” first period, 1350-1366), NGC MS 65, finest known for entire issue (both periods). Cay-1282; Fr-108. 4.52

grams. Sharpest full details imaginable, every single element of design fully and evenly struck, also perfectly centered, thoroughly lustrous and completely devoid of marks or wear, best strike of all specimens known to us, plus top grade (single finest of seven entries) for all types (including bust type), truly one of the most beautiful coins of ornate medieval design we have ever seen. NGC #5908032-001. Estimate: $6,000-up.

1173. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), 1 real, Pedro I (“the Cruel,” 1350-69), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cay-1289. 3.46 grams.

Choice AU with full details, light luster, a couple tiny spots of toning on reverse and one small bit of encrustation on obverse. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 2 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $200-$300.

1174. Seville, Spain (Castile and León), gold dobla de la

banda, Juan II (1406-54), struck 1442-54, S at top of cross, NGC MS 62, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cay-1515. Broad flan with full

details including legend, traces of luster but also some light encrustation in some crevices, second highest grade in NGC census. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 12 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). NGC #5906672-001. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Spain Gold / Ferdinand-Isabel 1175. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel, X at top, S at bottom between busts, NGC AU details / bent and straightened, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Cal-746.

Bold full details including legends (Latin lettering), attractive color, one small spot of discoloration near edge on reverse and light central crease. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 11 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to our Auction 7, with original lot-tag #105. NGC #5906082-003. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Gold / Philip V

1176. Seville, Spain, gold milled 8 escudos, Philip V, 1729P, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Cal-2302; KM-315. Choice strike with nice luster, well centered, no wear and just a few faint marks, also with faint trace of light red toning at rims, the finest of five entries in NGC census (next highest grade AU 58), desirable final date of shield/cross type, simply the best. NGC #4499472-001. Estimate: $10,000-up.

1177. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1733JF. Cal-1870; KM-352. 6.71 grams. Lightly polished AU- with trace of solder-mark at top from former jewelry mounting. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1178. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1733JF.

Cal-1870; KM-352. 6.70 grams.

Problem-free VF with toning around details for nice contrast. Estimate: $600-$900.

1179. Seville, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Philip V, 1740PJ. Cal-1993; KM-353. 6.70 grams. Bold but polished AU with mounting mark at top and several small marks. Estimate: $500-$750.

1180. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1 escudo, Philip V, 1741JF, NGC AU 55. Cal-1720; KM-342. Bold strike and satin-smooth fields with muted luster, toning in crevices, off-center strike, lamination flaw and small mark to right of shield, second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 62. NGC #3901818-002. Estimate: $500-$750.

Gold / Ferdinand VI

1181. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1758JB. Cal-564; KM-378. 1.75

grams. Problem-free XF with toning in crevices, minor die-cracks. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Gold / Charles III

1182. Seville, Spain, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1772CF, NGC MS 64*. Cal-2181; KM-409.2. Rather prooflike, with highly

lustrous fields showing specimen-quality die-polish lines and frosty details in which every element of design is sharp and crisp, practically no marks, fully deserving of its star designation. NGC #4916848-001. Estimate: $15,000-up.

1183. Seville, Spain, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1779/7CF, NGC MS 63. Cal-2187; KM-409.2. Bold strike with choice full luster, rich gold color, just a few tiny natural flaws on bust and with minute bits of encrustation in legends, impressively flashy overall, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC# 5893027-011. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

1184. Seville, Spain, gold bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1788C, dot

after R, NGC AU 55. Cal-2194; KM-409.2. Strong luster for the grade (especially on the reverse, which also has some light red toning in legend and natural rim-flaw at bottom), slight bulge in fields flanking bust. NGC #2833544-008. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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1190. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III,

1185. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III,

1776/4PJ, PCGS XF45. Cal-1550; KM-unl (417.1 for type). Much luster

on reverse and in obverse legend but with too much wear and light marks on and around bust to make AU grade, the scarce overdate quite clear, popular date for US collectors. PCGS #40467634. Estimate: $300-$450.

1776PJ, PCGS AU55. Cal-1264; KM-415.1. Nice strike with good luster, light wear on bust only, desirable date for US collectors. PCGS #40467652. Estimate: $250-$375.

1191. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1776PJ. Cal-1264;

KM-415.1. 1.72 grams. Problem-free AXF with light toning in legends, desirable date for US collectors. Estimate: $200-$300.

1192. Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1785DV. KM-415.1. 1.75 grams. Deeply

Cal-1278;

red-toned XF, no problems, scarce final date of first type with proper bust. Estimate: $175-$250.

1186. Seville, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III, 1776/5CF, PCGS AU50. Cal-1729; KM-unl (417.2 for type). Bold strike

Gold / Charles IV

with muted luster, light wear on bust only, bold overdate (scarce), popular date for US collectors. PCGS #40467635. Estimate: $400-$600.

1193. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1803FA, NGC MS 63 (“top pop�).

1187. Seville, Spain, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles III,

1777/6CF, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census. Cal-1731; KM-unl (417.2 for type). Bold details with nice luster,

Cal-1308; KM-435.1. Superb strike and luster, virtually no marks or wear but a few small carbon spots, tied with three others for finest in NGC census. NGC #2060264-010 Estimate: $700-$1,000.

slightly off-center strike, very clear overdate, choice grade for the type. NGC #2838690-010. Estimate: $600-$900.

1194. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1807FA, 1188. Seville, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1773CF, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1303; KM-415.2. Bold details and choice luster, slightly off-center strike, slight

high-point flattening on bust but no actual wear, finest (by three grades) of just three entries in the NGC census and much scarcer than Madrid mint. NGC# 4221221-011. Estimate: $600-$900.

NGC MS 63. Cal-1120; KM-434. Excellent luster with light red toning, very bold details including a well-detailed bust showing only faint adjustment marks, scarce final date of type, tied with two others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 64. NGC #2801277014. Estimate: $500-$700.

Gold / Isabel II

1189. Seville, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1195. Madrid, Spain, gold 100 reales, Isabel II, 1854, NGC 1775CF, NGC MS 62, finest known in NGC census. Cal-1305;

Bold but slightly off-center strike with choice luster, flat spot on highest points of bust and crown but no actual wear, one light adjustment mark, finest of just five entries in the NGC census (much scarcer than Madrid mint). NGC# 2676565-006. Estimate: $600-$900.

KM-415.2.

MS 64. Cal-779; KM-605.2. Strong luster with faint hint of toning, no wear and minimal light marks, tied with one other for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC# 5893027-020. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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1196. Madrid, Spain, gold 100 reales, Isabel II, 1862, NGC MS 66 (“top pop”). Cal-789; KM-605.2. Choice

strike and luster, virtually no marks, tied with one other for finest known in NGC census. NGC #5893027-019. Estimate: $1,500-$1,000.

1197. Madrid, Spain, gold 100 reales, Isabel II, 1864, NGC MS 65 (“top pop”). Cal-792;

KM-617.1. Bold strike and choice luster, virtually no marks, final date of type, tied with four others for finest in NGC census. NGC #5893027-016. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Gold / Alfonso XII

1198. Madrid, Spain, gold 25 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1884SM, NGC MS65, finest known in NGC census. Cal-89; KM-687. Choice bold strike with prooflike luster from specimen-grade fields, modulating color from rims to centers, minimal tiny bagmarks, trace of die-clash peeking around shield, the finest of fifteen entries in the NGC census. NGC #5902822-004. Estimate: $1,500-up.

Ferdinand VII

Philip III

1199. Segovia, Spain, milled 1 real, Philip III, 1607C, no

dots in date, with private crowned-S countermark (rare), NGC VF details. Cal-516; KM-27. Bold full countermark (believed to

be from a private merchant) on lower-left quadrant of host’s cross with consequential edge-split and flat spot on other side, weak strike to left of date, nicely toned. NGC #4916844-002. Estimate: $300-$450.

Charles III

1200. Seville, Spain, milled 4 reales, Charles III, 1761JV, exJones. Cal-977; KM-396.2. 13.20 grams. Deeply and beautifully rainbow-

toned XF with only light, even wear, a real gem for the grade, one-year type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1277. Estimate: $350-$500.

1201. Tarragona, Spain, 5 pesetas, Ferdinand VII, 1809. Cal1429; KM-8. 26.50 grams. All

stamps full and clear, with even gunmetal toning throughout (a few lighter areas), variety with no dot after FER, curved bottom of crown and shield. Estimate: $125-$200.

1202. Cádiz, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814CJ.

Cal-1154; KM-466.2. 26.86 grams. AXF with rich, old, colorful toning, no problems, very nice for the grade. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Isabel II

1203. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Isabel II, 1852RD, PCGS MS65+. Cal-320; KM-518.4. Beautifully rainbow toned

(hence the “+” designation), particularly inside the obverse rim, but also boldly struck and practically devoid of marks, mostly muted luster. PCGS #29317840. Estimate: $200-$300.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tortola (British Virgin Islands)

1204. St. Vincent, 1/4 dollar, three countermarks SV inside

clipped-corner boxes (1797) on a 1/4 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III, NGC G 4, c/s VF standard. KM-3;

Prid-4. 5.37 grams. Richly

old-toned, with all three countermarks bold and full, the host rather worn (the cuts worn, too) but with bold full king’s ordinal III visible. According to Pridmore, these countermarks were applied to previously cut coins that were already in circulation. Pedigreed to the Hans M.F. Schulman auction of November 1965, lot #2538. NGC #5902083-013. Estimate: $200-$300.

Switzerland

1207. Tortola, 4 shillings 1-1/2 pence, countermark TORTOLA inside contoured rectangular indent (Type I, 1801) on a 1/2 cut of a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM, rare, NGC VG 6, c/s UNC standard. KM-7; Prid-1.

12.82 grams. Very deep full countermark on reverse of worn host with

faint but discernible assayer on that side and bold date on other side (rare thus), with attractive old toning. NGC #5902083-009. Estimate: $600-$900.

1208. Tortola, 2 shillings, countermark TORTOLA inside

1205. Bern, Switzerland, medallic 5 francs, 1876, Lausanne Shooting Festival, NGC MS 64. KM-XS13; HMZ-1343. Vibrant luster and incipient toning, minimal marks, lovely artistic design commemorating the shooting festival in Lausanne. NGC #3883355-004. Estimate: $400-$600.

contoured rectangular indent (Type I, 1801) on a 1/4 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III, NGC G 4, c/s XF standard. KM-6; Prid-3. 4.83 grams. Deep full countermark

harboring encrustation, the host darkly toned and quite worn but with king’s ordinal III visible on the other side. NGC #5902083-010. Estimate: $200-$300.

Thailand

1209. Tortola, 2 shillings, countermark TIRTILA inside

contoured indent (Type III, 1805-24) on a Martinique moco (1797, scalloped-edge 1/4 cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles III), rare, NGC Fair 2, c/s XF strong. KM-unl

1206. Bangkok, Thailand, gold 2-1/2 baht (pat dueng), king

Rama V (1894), rare, NGC MS 64+.

Y-13.5; Fr-26d. 1.86 grams.

Highly lustrous and attractive in its intricacy, the main motif being an elephant in the center, the reverse die somewhat degraded but also rather aesthetically appealing, no marks or wear, popular issue in choice grade. NGC #4931643-015. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

Very deep, bold and full countermark with I’s for O’s (evidently issued privately and intentionally misspelled to avoid accusations of forgery), with faint king’s ordinal III still visible on the host on that side, the other side with clear scallop-cut edges (scarce thus), richly old-toned all over. All multiple-island issues, like this one, are rare. NGC #5902083-011. Estimate: $350-$500.

(cf. 18); Prid-35. 6.68 grams.

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Venezuela (Caracas, First Republic) Venezuela (under Gran Colombia)

1210. Caracas, Venezuela, copper 1/4 real, 1812, broad flan,

rare. KM-C22. 3.06 grams. One-year type, struck during the days of the brief First Republic (July 1811 to July 1812), this example struck slightly off-center on a broad and rather thin flan, with all details clear (albeit lightly struck), even dark-brown color with light glint from cleaning, otherwise VF. Estimate: $300-$450.

Venezuela (Caracas “imitation cobs”)

1212. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 reales, dated 1818-BS, florets flanking cross (struck in 1830 under Gran Colombia), NGC AU details / cleaned, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). KM-C36. Lightly

toned over luster from very old cleaning (no hairlines), with just a few small marks and flaws but overall quite attractive for this interesting imitative type. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label), plated on page 205 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio auction of November 2011, with original lot-tag #23812. NGC #5907772-023. Estimate: $500-$750.

West Indies

1211. Caracas, Venezuela, provisional “imitation cob” 1 real,

fantasy date “931” (ca. 1813), quadrants of cross transposed, very rare, NGC XF 45. KM-unl; Stohr 9A; Rosenman p. 25 fig 8; Guttag-4146.

2.15 grams Bold strike with satin-smooth fields and even dark color all over, well-centered cross but off-center pillars with bold date and “mintmark” L (top right) and “assayer” M (bottom right, followed by colón, and left of cross), much rarer than the 2 reales in this series. Although current references attribute all examples of this design to the Caracas series, in fact the style of lion and castle punches (among less obvious elements) on some 1R specimens like this one are not known for other Caracas issues, to the point that most experts now agree these other 1R could have been made in Santa Marta, Colombia (from the ca.-1813 issues of Viceroy Montalvo) in imitation of the Caracas coins (see the 2011 article “Acerca de las acuñaciones del Virrey Montalvo,” by Colombian numismatist Jorge Becerra, on pp. 9-13 of Numiscol›s Boletín numismático #90); however, no documentary evidence has been found so far to support this. NGC #5908467-001. Estimate: $1,000-up.

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1213. Small collection of six French Guiana billon 2 sous (late 1700s), most with marks for various islands in the West Indies, including Tobago, Tortola and St. Barts. 9.84 grams total. Mostly dark with faint or non-existent host details but clear countermarks on most, including crown (St. Barts, this coin holed at edge), T (Tortola), TB and TBo (Tobago), also one crowned-C “stampee,” great little survey-collection for this popular type of colonial West Indies coinage commonly referred to as “black doggs.” Estimate: $400-$600.

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Medals and Decorations Austria 1214. Austria, silver shooting medal klippe, 1893, Franz Joseph I, Lower Austrian shooting competition in Schwechat, NGC MS 61. Wurzb-2547. 33mm. Square, with design on bias, the

obverse showing a facing man with rifle inside VIRTUS / UNITIS at top left and KAISER / FRANZ JOSEF I at top right, reverse with SCHWECHAT at top right with large lion in center over banner that says VII.N.O.L.u.JUBIL.SCHIESSEN; lustrous and beautifully toned around rims. NGC #5902958-008. Estimate: $200-$300.

Bolivia (Republic) 1215. Potosí, Bolivia, oval silver medal, ca. 1830, Depart-

ment of the Interior, scarce. Fonrobert-9430. 27.20 grams; 44x35mm.

Obverse with Liberty standing with arms and cornucopia inside legend MINISTRO DE ESTADO DEL DESPACHO DE / LO INTERIOR; reverse with Liberty standing with arms and cornucopia with legend MINISTRO DE ESTADO DEL DESPACHO DE / LO HACIENDA; toned AU with minor marks in fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Colombia (modern Republic)

1216. Colombia, large gold medal, 1904, tribute to Lucien Bonaparte-Wyse for Panama canal project, very rare, NGC MS 62. 53.93 grams; 45.5mm. Obverse with arms inside legend LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA AL DISTINGUIDO FRANCES * LUCIEN

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE WYSE; reverse DECRETO / N°629 / 13 DE JULIO on open book with fasces and wreaths in background, year 19-04 at bottom; edge marked with “OR” and hallmark for maker Janvier-Duval; rich gold color with hint of toning around details, high-relief arms with slight flattening on highest point (condor’s breast). The story behind this important and impressive medal goes back to 1878, when the government of Colombia, of which Panama was a province at that time, granted a concession to French naval officer and businessman Lucien Wyse (whose middle name was Napoleon Bonaparte in tribute to his famous great-uncle) to build the Panama Canal. The project started in 1881 but halted in 1889 when the contracted company went bankrupt; then in 1894 a new firm resumed the project but was taken over by the United States, whose interest in Panama increased after the 1898 Spanish-American War, resulting in the independence of Panama and of course the eventual completion of the Panama Canal as a United States possession (known as the Canal Zone, handed back to Panama at the end of 1999). In issuing this medal by the decree shown on the reverse, Colombia was showing its gratitude to Wyse for his role in initiating the project. NGC #4495170-007. Estimate: $15,000-up.

Cuba (under Spain)

1217. Santiago de la Vegas, Cuba, small silver proclamation medal, Isabel II, 1834.

Obverse with crowned arms inside legend ISABEL II.D.G.REINA DE LAS ESPANAS with date .1834. at bottom; reverse with crowned arms of Santiago with 4o DE to left and MAYO to right, engraver’s name in cursive Picard y Jaren F. below, all within lined border bearing legend FELIX QUINTERO / SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS.; XF with patchy toning and dull golden luster. Estimate: $150-$225. Medina-425 . 5.83 grams; 25mm.

1218. Guanabacoa, Cuba, small silver medal with integrated loop, 1882. 4.04 grams; 23mm. Obverse with LA CARIDAD /

MEDALLA / DE SOCIA / GUANABACOA; reverse with date 1882 under and above scrollwork; Toned XF with patches of oxidation on top shoulders, possibly where other parts were removed. Despite our best efforts we were unable to find any reference to this medal, and the only information from the consignor is that it is “extremely rare.” Estimate: $100-up.

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German States Hamburg

1219. Hamburg (German States), silver medal, no date (c.1708), Satirization on the Corruption of the Imperial Commission, by C. Wermuth, PCGS MS62. Fiewager-343; Gaed.

II.15. 26mm; 7.24 grams. Obverse with extended right hand offering coins inside legend KOMSTU

MIR ALSO,; reverse with Imperial official covering face with hand, but peering through fingers, inside legend SO KOMME ICH DIR SO.; beautifully toned over luster, slightly oversized flan extending beyond rims (coin alignment). The satirical legend on this piece can be translated as “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” PCGS #39826803. Estimate: $400-$600.

Saxony 1220. Saxony (German States), silver shooting medal klippe, 1884, Leipzig Shooting Festival, by Helfricht. Peltzer-1371.

27.78 grams; 36.5mm. Square, with design on bias, the obverse showing standing trumpeter with banner, VON NORD UND SUD to left and VON OST UND WEST to right, C.G. TH. / P.KL.INV. HELFRICHT F. in exergue; reverse with arms inside wreath within legend VIII. DEUTSCHES BUNDESSCHIESSEN LEIPZIG 1884., six-point star at bottom; lustrous and somewhat prooflike UNC with deep rainbow toning in corners. Estimate: $150-$225.

Great Britain 1221. Great Britain, large silver medal, 1687, James II, recovery of treasure from the Concepción by Sir William Phips, by Bower. Betts-67; Eimer-285; MI-619/33. 65.88 grams; 54.5mm. Obverse with right-facing busts of king and queen inside legend . IACOBUS . II . ET . MARIA . D. G. MAG . BRI . FRAN . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA, reverse with salvage scene below legend . SEMPER TIBI PENDEAT HAMUS ., with NAVFRAGA REPERTA in exergue; high-relief XF with nice old toning, minor marks in fields and rimbruises. A famous and important medal, both for medal collectors and historians, but also for the growing legions of shipwreck enthusiasts, as this piece was commissioned in commemoration for the salvage of the Spanish ship Concepción (sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola) by New Englander Sir William Phips, using silver actually recovered from the wreck. With certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1222. London, England, silver medal, Anne, 1702, defeat of French

and Spanish at Vigo Bay, Spain, by J. Croker, NGC AU details / tooled, ex-Jones. Eimer-395; MI-236/18. 36.5mm. Obverse with bust of queen inside legend

ANNA . DEI . GRA . MAG : BR : FRA : ET . HIB : REGINA .; reverse with Vigo harbor scene showing ships burning in center within legend CAPTA . ET . INCENSA . GAL . ET . HISP : CLASSE ., exergue with AD . VICUM . XII . OCT. / MDCCII .; lightly toned over muted luster, with light hairlines and marks, couple abrasions in obverse fields that NGC construes as tooling. Popular for commemorating the British capture in Vigo Bay of a Spanish fleet returning with New World treasure. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label) and to the Stack’s auction of January 2010, with original lot-tag #4673. NGC #5906082-009. Estimate: $250-$375.

1223. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto

Bello / Havana, ex-Jones. AC-HAv1B. 12.73 grams; 37mm. Bold XF+ with even brown color, bits of dark encrustation in crevices, scarce variety with misspelled HAVANAI on obverse. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1224. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Cartagena / Vernon and Ogle, ex-Jones. AC-CAvo2B. 10.63 grams; 37mm.

Bold XF with much original brass color and muted luster, desirable for its irony (as the British did not actually take Cartagena as stated) and artistic quality (AC says “a well-balanced piece of work”). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

1225. Great Britain, copper-alloy medal, 1744, Naval Action off Toulon / hanging man. Eimer-582; Mitchener-5069/70. 13.67 grams; 39mm. Ob-

verse with letters A, B, C and D scattered around scene with man hanging in gallows with flowers on ground, several ships in background, a few of which are sinking, date 1743|4 in exergue; reverse with soldiers watching a lion (the British) attacking a rooster (the French) in foreground, ships and city walls in background, letters E, F, G, H and I scattered around; cleaned XF+ with light surface pitting, mostly copper color but with patch of brass color at rim above the hanging man. Fascinating design in the style of the contemporary “Admiral Vernon” medals but commemorating the defeat of the British Mediterranean Fleet by the French and Spanish off Toulon, France. No doubt this medal originally came with some sort of letter-key describing the items so marked on the medal. Estimate: $150-$225.

Selections from the John Adams Collection of Admiral Vernon Medals

1226. Great Britain, small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon

medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv11I.

5.27 grams; 26mm. Bright and brassy AU-, lacquered to preserve the metal but high points darker where the lacquer wore off making for bold contrast. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200$300.

1227. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv19N. 23.92

grams; 39mm. Bold VF with smooth fields, the reverse darker than the obverse, rather thick and heavy flan, noted by Adams as “flat struck on hard metal.” Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1228. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv21Q. 17.82

grams; 36.5mm. Black-toned AU- with thick centers (rather convex), smooth surfaces, one tiny spot of original color and luster in Vernon’s armpit. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1229. Great Britain, copper/silver-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv22S.

18.30 grams; 37mm. AXF with very bright golden-silver color all over (described by Adams as “hard alloy” with specific gravity of 8.383) apart from some tiny dark spots, a few light marks and edge-splits. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1230. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv25U. 17.30

grams; 37mm. Darkly toned AU+ with traces of luster and original

color, choice details. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1233. Great Britain, cast small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, exAdams. AC-PBvi2B. 6.06 grams; 27.5mm. Bold XF+ with glossy dark toning, slightly rough and “bubbly” fields from casting, one small spot of encrustation on reverse (Adams: specific gravity 7.569). Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1231. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, 1234. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, very rare, ex-Adams, ex-Ford. AC-

Well-struck AU- with what Adams calls “crudely chased” reverse fields and heavy (old) marks behind head on obverse, faint golden toning, desirably pedigreed and reportedly one of only two known in silver. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection and to the John J. Ford, Jr. collection (Stack’s auction of January 2006, with original lot-tag #538). Estimate: $750-up.

PBv45PP. 15.81 grams; 38mm.

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams.

AC-PBvi6G.

13.38 grams; 38mm. AU in bright brass color (pinchbeck) with original

luster around details, bold strike and good contrast. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1235. Great Britain, medium-size silver Admiral Vernon

medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, very rare, exAdams (Plate Piece), ex-Ford, ex-Flannagan. AC-PBvi7H. 12.10

1232. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon alone, ex-Adams. AC-PBv46RR. 14.77

grams; 37mm. Bold AU+, in fact no wear at all, even on the highest points, but also no luster and rather matte all over, dark brown in color. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams; 32mm. VF with nice contrast from dark toning, some old marks and rim-bruises, unattributed “W” punch at bottom of reverse, rare dies (only five reported, and missing in Medina), with specific gravity measure by Adams to be 9.73, hence low-grade silver. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection (plated on p. 92 of his book) and to the Phillip Flannagan collection (Bowers and Merena auction of November/December 2001, with original lot-tag #5223). Estimate: $750-up.

1236. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams.

AC-PBvi11P.

17.42 grams; 39mm. Dark-brown AU with light surface oxidation in

obverse fields (the color a bit brassier there), choice details, evidence that (according to Adams) “J. Roche can make nice pieces.” Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1237. Great Britain, small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams. AC-

PBvi15T. 4.99 grams; 26.5mm. Choice XF with mostly original brassy color (high points darker). Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1240. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams (Plate Piece). AC-PBvi19FF. 13.09 grams; 37.5mm. AU- with light old scratches on ob-

verse, faint traces of brassy color peeking through olive-brown color. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection (plated on p. 105 of his book). Estimate: $175-$250.

1238. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi16W. 17.17 grams; 39mm. Dark AU- with traces of original brassy color and

luster around details on reverse, sub-variety with 1 in date rendered as a J (mentioned in Adams). Adams notates this piece as “an anomaly for Roche: good metal (pinchbeck) and details better but not completely struck up.” Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1241. Great Britain, silver-plated copper-alloy Admiral Ver-

1239. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams. AC-PBvi17Y.

1242. Great Britain, small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams. AC-

13.45 grams; 37mm. AXF with traces of original brass color around

darker details, touch of light surface oxidation at about 7 o’clock on obverse. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

non medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and icons, ex-Adams, ex-Ford. AC-PBvi20GG. 14.75 grams; 39mm. Nice AU with all silver

plating intact (no dark spots), even somewhat lustrous, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection and to the John J. Ford, Jr. collection (Stack’s auction of January 2006, with original lot-tag #547). Estimate: $500-$750.

PBvi26PP. 5.65 grams; 27mm. Dark AU with very light surface oxidation, nice details. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1243. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb1A. 16.06 grams; 37.5mm. Well-detailed AU with much original copper color

and traces of luster, tiny spot of lacquer on reverse. Quoting Adams: “It is a pity that this fine variety is scarcer than the mediocre designs that characterize most of the Vernon-Brown series.” Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1247. Great Britain, small-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon

medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-

1244. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal,

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb1B. 13.96 grams; 37mm. AU- with dark olive-brass color, hint of luster, old

VF+ with dark brassy color (brighter on fields), good contrast, obverse rim-flaw. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

PBvb8M. 4.15 grams; 26mm.

edge-nick (Adams: “well balanced, sharply struck”). Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1248. Great Britain, medium-size copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Lezo, ex-Adams.

AC-PBvl4C. 10.55 grams; 34mm.

Well-detailed XF+ with some original

1245. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, brassy color around details, very high rims, Pedigreed to the John Adams

1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb6J.

collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

13.57 grams; 37.5mm. Dark XF with bubbly (cast) surfaces, raised and dentillated rims (the work of a new engraver, I.W.), several small areas of encrustation. Adams notes: “instructive with two large die injuries underneath center fort.” Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1249. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre, ex-Adams. AC-FCv6E. 10.20

grams; 36.5mm. Dark and somewhat crudely cast AXF. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1246. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello, Vernon and Brown, ex-Adams. AC-PBvb7L.

13.68 grams; 38mm. Dark chocolate-brown XF+ with nice, smooth surfaces, raised rims per the engraver. Adams notes the specific gravity as 8.321 (pinchbeck). Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1250. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1739, Porto Bello / Fort Chagre, ex-Adams. AC-FCv6F. 16.15

grams; 37mm. Darkly toned VF with honest, even wear on high points (Vernon’s nose a total loss), heavy flan. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Italian States Vatican City

1251. Great Britain, copper-alloy Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Cartagena, ex-Adams. AC-CAv4E. 13.47 grams; 37mm. Choice

AU with much original brass color and luster around details, very attractive and well detailed, popular and ironic theme (unrealized victory) here proclaimed as I CAME - I SAW - I CONQUERED. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection, with old tag from Jacques Schulman (Amsterdam). Estimate: $500-$750.

1254. Vatican City (Italian States), silver medal, Benedetto XV (Giacomo della Chiesa), Rome Year IV (1918), Oriental Prelates, by Bianchi, NGC MS 65. Bartolotti-E918; Rinaldi-114.

43mm. Obverse with left-facing bust of the Pope within legend BENEDICTUS XV / PONT MAX A IV; reverse with seated Pope with six standing prelate at the Vatican, exergue ORIENTIS CHRISTIANI / STVDIIS AVCTIS. Beautiful peacock toning with bright splashes of blue on reverse, the obverse a mix of magenta, gold and peridot-green, with much underlying luster and virtually no marks or flattening on the high points of the high-relief design. (Note: label says 1917-DATED NEW ECCLESIASTICAL CODE in error). NGC #4785081-010. Estimate: $300-$450.

1252. Great Britain, silver Admiral Vernon medal, 1741, Cartagena, ex-Adams.

Attractive antique-silver finish (rare thus) with nicely contrasting toning around details, XF+, the reverse an inaccurate boast of THE FORTS OF CARTHAGENA DESTROY’D BY ADM VERNON. Pedigreed to the John Adams collection. Estimate: $750-up. AC-CAv6G. 11.90 grams; 37mm.

Mexico (Empire of Iturbide)

Guatemala (under Mexican Empire) 1255. Toluca, Mexico, bronze proclamation medal, Iturbide, 1822, PCGS AU58. Grove-52b. 34mm. Obverse with eight-point star above TOLUCA / EN LA FELIZ / PROCLAMACION / DE

1253. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (Empire of Mexico), silver LA YNDEPA. DEL / YMPERIO. / MEJICANO A 12 / DE MAYO

1R-sized proclamation medal, Agustín Iturbide, 1822, rare, NGC XF 45. Grove-46a; Fonrobert-7292. 20mm. Obverse with bust of

Iturbide inside legend AUGUSTIN I. EMPERAD. DE MEXICO.; reverse with quetzal bird flying over two mountains in oval emblem between laurels inside legend PROCLAMADO EN QUESALT. A. DE 1822. with Maltese cross at top. Toned all over, with faint traces of luster in legends, rims somewhat crude from off-center strike. NGC #5903906-013. Estimate: $400-$600.

D / .1822.; reverse with crowned eagle on cactus. Choice strike, even chocolate-brown color with light toning around details. PCGS #39551021. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Netherlands (United) 1256. Netherlands (The Hague), cast gilt-brass “memento mori” medal, 1600s, rare, ex-Jaap van der Veen. RBN-1859.42; Minard-220; vRem-51. 54.07 grams; 56.5mm. Obverse with standing men-

dicant monk holding staff and coin, the fields with engraved initials K / T to left and V / B to right, all within legend PAPE EN NOBEL STRAAT.; reverse with high-relief skull-and-crossbones with legend ME MEN TO / MORI; three small holes at rims (two at top, one at bottom), VF or so, the gilding still bright for its age. Pedigreed to the Jaap van der Veen collection and the Schulman auction of April 2000 (lot #2545). Estimate: $300-$450.

Philippines (under Spain) 1257. Manila, Philippines, bronze medal, Alfonso XII,

1882, inauguration of the potable water works in Manila.

Basso-707a. 26.64 grams; 37.5mm. Obverse with CONMEMORACION / DE LA TRAIDA / DE / AGUAS POTABLES inside ring of fishshapes within legend REINANDO ALFONSO XII / 24 DE JULIO DE 1882; reverse with CARRIENDO / Y / EL MUNICIPIO DE / MANILA inside ring of fish-shapes within legend GOBERNANDO FILIPINAS EL GENERAL MARQUES DE ESTELLA. Lustrous UNC with much original copper color but the fields mostly bluishpurple, minimal marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

San Marino

1258. San Marino, gilt silver military decoration (neck badge and breast star), Equestrian Order of Saint Marinus, Grand Officer, by Raviolo & Gardino (early 1900s). Badge: 43.46 grams total, 3-1/4” x 2” with ribbon 1-3/4” wide (unfolded) and 13’ long; star: 66.97 grams, 3-1/2” in diameter. Neck badge: multi-piece construc-

tion, consisting of a white-enameled cross with castles in quadrants, center ring blue-enameled with legend SAN MARINO PROTETTORE (star) on front around portrait of Saint Marinus, shield on reverse inside MERITO CIVILE, with crown suspension and ring, threaded on its original blue-and-white neck ribbon, with only expected minor contact-marks from use, no cracking or flaking to enamels, Extremely Fine overall. Breast Star: silver gilt white-enameled cross with green-enameled wreath in background and studded center ring around blue-enameled center reading RELINQUO / VOS LIBEROS / AB UTROQUE / HOMINE, all on a convex, studded and pinholed eight-point silver star base with pins on back, with intact enamels, some tarnishing, Extremely Fine overall. Both without hallmarks but made by D. Cravanzola of Rome, Italy. The Order of San Marino (also known as the Civil and Military Equestrian Order of Saint Marinus) is the main Order of Merit for the Republic of San Marino. Established on August 13, 1859, the order is presented for outstanding civil or military services to the Republic, or for humanitarian, artistic, political or scientific accomplishment, and is one of only two Orders awarded by San Marino. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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U.S. Coins, Medals, Tokens and Paper Money Gold

Double Eagles 1259. USA (San Francisco Mint), Liberty Head $20, 1897-S. 33.43 grams. Bagmarked AU/UNC with bright cartwheel luster. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Half Eagles 1260. USA (Philadelphia mint), Liberty Head $5, 1881. 8.35 grams. XF with light cleaning. Estimate: $300-$400.

1261. USA (San Francisco Mint), Liberty Head $5, 1901-S, NGC AU 58. Flashy

surfaces with typical bagmarks, some faint reddish toning around bust and stars. NGC #5906697-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

Quarter Eagles 1262. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Classic Head $2-1/2, 1836, block 8, NGC XF de-

tails / removed from jewelry. Surfaces sweated from prior jewelry mounting, faint dark yellow toning around design elements. NGC #5906697-002. Estimate: $200-$300.

1263. USA (New Orleans Mint), Liberty Head $2-1/2, 1843-O, small date, crosslet 4, NGC VF 35. Even wear throughout with LIBERTY still visible on bust, pale yellow color all over, good example of a pre-Civil War New Orleans Mint gold coin. NGC #5906697-003. Estimate: $200-$300.

1264. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Liberty Head $2-1/2, 1851, NGC AU 55. Lightly circulated with rose gold toning, subdued luster. NGC #5906697-004. Estimate: $150-$225.

1265. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Liberty Head $2-1/2, 1853, NGC AU 58. Very light circulation wear on the high points of design with good luster across the surfaces, light reddish gold tone in recessed areas. NGC #5906697-005. Estimate: $150-$225.

1266. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Liberty Head $2-1/2, 1854, NGC AU 58. Some adjustment marks and light circulation on the bust for the grade, heavily toned with red-orange hues across lustrous surfaces. NGC #5906697-006. Estimate: $150-$225.

Silver

Dollars 1267. USA (San Francisco mint), Morgan dollar, 1881-S,

PCGS MS67. A common date in a rare grade, this Morgan escaped the bagmarks that are often found on lower Mint State examples. Choice silky smooth surfaces shine brightly with luster all over, the obverse fully non-toned while the reverse is lightly toned with reddishorange color. PCGS #35557148. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1271. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Standing Liberty 25 cents,

1268. USA (San Francisco Mint), Morgan dollar, 1891-S,

Paramount MS 65, ex-Redfield. LaVere Redfield (1897-1974) became a shrewd investor after a childhood spent in poverty. With his wealth, he acquired bags of Morgan dollars for decades and hid them behind a false wall in his house. Upon his death, the “Redfield Hoard” was sold and disseminated in the late 1970s. Noted by Paramount as Mint State 65 (the only grades they used were Mint State 60, 63, and 65), with bright cartwheel luster across the surfaces, minor bagmarks, spots of rainbow toning around the rims. Pedigreed to the Redfield Collection in original red Paramount holder. Estimate: $250-$375.

1917, type two, ANACS MS 62. Bright, lustrous surfaces with speckles of rainbow toning all over, first year of issue for this redesigned type with chainmail added to Liberty’s chest and stars under the eagle. ANACS #817352 (small older holder). Estimate: $150-$225.

Copper

Smaller denominations 1272. USA, copper Fugio cent, 1787, STATES UNITED, four cinquefoils, pointed rays, PCGS AU50. The Fugio cent

1269. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty 50 cents, 1855-O, arrows, ex-Tuscaloosa Hoard (Civil War era). 12.40 grams. This piece is one of 276 buried coins discovered in April of 1998

in Northport, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, by resident Steve Webb while digging for a fence post. The Tuscaloosa Hoard (also known as the Tuscaloosa Collection) was most likely buried during the Civil War by a local merchant for safekeeping during the turbulent period. The hoard consisted mostly of early to mid-1800s US halves and quarters along with a few gold US $2.50 and $1 pieces, plus several Spanish and French silver coins. The hoard was disseminated in the early 2000s and very few of these Civil War relics have turned up in recent years. Lustrous AU with surface hairlines, mostly bright white with a few spots of toning on the reverse. For a news article on the hoard’s discovery, see the online lot listing. From the “Tuscaloosa Hoard” (1860s) near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

is the first circulation coin struck by the United States of America. Its design, engraved on the dies by Abel Buell, is based on a elements made by Benjamin Franklin for 1776 Continental Currency notes. The sundial represents how time flies; even the name Fugio translates to “I fly.” The legend below, MIND YOUR BUSINESS, has to do with the benefit of hard work and “keeping your nose to the grindstone”; it is not a threat against invaders or enemies. Bold and nicely detailed example with modest wear, mostly brown with patches of dark toning, small area of strike weakness at 6 o’clock due to the die cracking. PCGS #39839877. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Hawaii

1273. Hawaii, 1 dala, Kalakaua I, 1883, PCGS AU detail /

corrosion removed. Nicely struck with light circulation rub on a few raised points, faint spots of surface pitting in the fields, dark rainbow tone over muted luster. PCGS #40467640. Estimate: $200-$300.

1270. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Capped Bust 25 cents,

1834, O/F in OF and rotated dies error, NGC AU details / cleaned. Browning-1, FS-901. Lightly cleaned with somewhat muted

luster, obvious error with the reverse die rotated about 15 degrees out of alignment plus a die engraver’s error with remnants of a misplaced O over the OF on the reverse legend. NGC #4769722-002. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Medals and Tokens 1274. U.S. merchant token, Thomas Wildes (pewterer from Philadelphia), crown-X countermark on a US (Philadelphia mint) half cent of 1833, rare. Brunk-44560. 5.36 grams. Thomas Wildes worked as a pewterer in Philadelphia from 1829 to 1833, then moved to New York City and operated there from 1834 to at least 1855. Today, just four 1833 half cents are known to have his countermark on them. Boldly struck countermark on a VF host coin, chocolate brown color throughout. Estimate: $100-up.

1275. USA, Panama-California Exposition, official silver medal (“so-

called dollar”), 1915, Uncle Sam / S.S. Ancon, PCGS MS63. HK-426.

Obverse: Uncle Sam holding shovel and pickaxe, North and South America in background, legend around reading PANAMA CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION SAN DIEGO 1915; reverse: S.S. Ancon passing through Panama Canal lock, AUG. 15. 1914 in exergue, above legend reads PANAMA CANAL OPENED BY S.S. ANCON / OFFICIAL SOUVENIR. Popular as the first and only official exposition medal depicting Uncle Sam; listed as R-5 in H&K. Sharply struck with vibrant rainbow toning over lustrous fields. PCGS #38179261. Estimate: $250-$375.

1276. USA, “so-called dollar,” silvered brass token, 1939 Golden Gate Expo, Piece of Eight / Treasure Island, engraved with date 1940, ex-Jones. HK-485. 25.34 grams. Commemorative token from the

Golden Gate International Exposition, held Feb. 18 to Oct. 29, 1939 and May 25 to Sept. 29, 1940. Obverse states FACSIMILE OF PIECE OF EIGHT FROM TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIA and is engraved “Henry / July 20, 1940.” Reverse is a rather accurate, if slightly stylized, representation of a Spanish milled bust dollar with TREASURE ISLAND, S.F CAL., and date 1939 added. Hibler and Kappen suggest 1,000 were struck for sale in 1939 but were delivered late, resulting in the sale of only 150 to 400 pieces at $1 each while the rest were melted. The date engraved on this coin appears to back up that theory of a late delivery during the second half of the fair. AU with some scattered marks and brass showing through silver wash on pillars and rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 21 (lot #276). Estimate: $200-$300.

Paper Money

Continental Currency

1277. United Colonies, Continental Congress, $7, Nov. 2, 1776, serial 37212, PMG AU 55. Fr-CC-52. The main vignette is of a raging storm at sea with the Latin word “Serenabit” (“It will clear up”), a rather fitting motto for both then in 1776 and now in 2020. Signed by Hercules Courtenay (1736-1816), an Irish immigrant, Sons of Liberty member, Revolutionary War officer, and Maryland government official, and Benjamin Brannan (1739-1825), a Pennsylvania militia officer and government official. Light handling along the edges and no folds for the grade with good ink colors (especially bold on the reverse), well cut with decent margins. PMG #1743135-006. Estimate: $350-$500. 264


Confederate States

1278. United States, $40, Sept. 26, 1778, serial 78462, PMG Choice AU 58. FR-CC-84. This odd-denomination note printed by Hall and Sellers features a finely rendered vignette on the obverse with the motto CONFEDERATION in the ribbon below the Eye of Providence looking down upon a flaming altar encircled by thirteen stars (symbolizing the thirteen colonies). Bold ink serial number and signatures, strong embossing, margins slightly uneven, good paper quality and color. Pedigreed to the Currency Auctions of America bullet sale of 2004 with lot tag 22031. PMG #8067277-004. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colonials

1280. Richmond, Virginia, Confederate States, $100, Sept.

11, 1862, serial 12428, plate position Z, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. T-41. This note was issued on Nov. 20, 1862 by T. Sanford at

the Montgomery, Alabama Depository with his round issuance stamp on the reverse. Further interest-paid stamps from Montgomery (1863) and Macon, Georgia (1864 and 1865) document this uncirculated note’s journey throughout the Civil War. Decent cut with slightly uneven margins yet a full design present and bold inking throughout. PMG #1721285-037. Estimate: $200-$300.

National Bank Notes

1279. Hartford, Connecticut, 20 shillings, June 1, 1780,

serial 2515. CT-231. Late Revolutionary War era note denominated in shillings yet payable in Spanish milled dollars (pillars or busts) with the stated exchange rate. Choice AU with a cross-cut cancellation in the center, very bold ink colors and clear signatures. Estimate: $100-$150.

1281. Chicago, Illinois, USA, National Bank of Commerce, $20, series of 1902, plain back, charter 8842, serial 6189, Vernon-Treat. Fr-652. This is the scarcer second title for this Illinois bank with only a handful of survivors known today. VF with faded stamped signatures yet bold design ink and uneven margins as made. Estimate: $200-$300.

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World Paper Money Chile 1282. Santiago, Chile, República de Chile, 2 pesos overprint (17-8-1898) on a Chile 2 pesos of 1885-95, serial 627326, PMG VG 10. SCWPM-53. Difficult type with circular Treasury stamps

and new issuance date overprinted on an earlier note (SCWPM-12). Well circulated yet fully intact. PMG #8067696-001. Estimate: $300-$450.

Colombia

1283. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 500 pesos 1284. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 500 pesos oro specimen, 1-1-1951, series AA, PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ, finest and only example in the PMG census. SCWPM-

391ds. Two punch hole cancellations. Choice original paper quality and

ink colors with excellent centering. Pedigreed to the Liberator Collection (stated on label). PMG #8072996-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

oro specimen, 7-8-1973, series A, PMG Choice AU 58 EPQ.

SCWPM-416s. Two punch hole cancellations. Lightly handled, American

Bank Note Company produced specimen note with bold red ink color. Pedigreed to the Liberator Collection (stated on label). PMG #8072996002. Estimate: $250-$375.

1285. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 1 peso oro specimen, 1-1-1926, series H, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ.

SCWPM-371s. Two punch hole cancellations. Very colorful and strongly embossed specimen printed by ABNCo. on bond paper. Pedigreed to the Liberator Collection (stated on label). PMG #8072996-004. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1286. Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la República, 1 peso oro front and back proofs, 6-8-1938, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ.

SCWPM-385p1, 385p2. Pleasing matched pair of proofs for one of Colombia’s most popular banknotes: the 1938 commemorative peso for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Bogotá. Both mounted on cardstock (the obverse cardstock is missing its lower right corner yet this does not affect the note itself ) with bold inking and embossing; the obverse proof is tied with one other for finest known in the PMG census (when including the obverse proofs under 385p). Pedigreed to the Liberator Collection (stated on label). PMG #8072996-005, -006. Estimate: $400-$600.

Cuba 1287. Havana, Cuba, 20 pesos, 1961, series F 70, no serial

number, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ / USA C.I.A. counterfeit Bay of Pigs Invasion Force. SCWPM-97x. This counterfeit note was

produced in 1961 by the CIA to be given to Cuban exiles participating in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion. The intention was that the troops (operating as Brigade 2506) could purchase supplies from locals or offer bribes with the fake notes once they successfully infiltrated the island. However, the invasion, once launched, failed in a matter of days with most of the soldiers captured or killed by Castro’s forces. Choice grade with original paper and ink color. PMG #8075630-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

El Salvador

1288. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 10 colones,

1289. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 14-

original paper quality and ink color, bust of Manuel José Arce on the front and Christopher Columbus on the reverse. PMG #8075630-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

Attractively designed note produced by the ABNCo. with a central vignette of a reclining female figure amid a bounty of crops (coffee, pineapple, bananas, etc.) produced in El Salvador. Colorful design with bold embossing. Acquired from Kay Phillipsen (San Salvador) ca. 1977. PMG #8075630-004. Estimate: $125-$200.

17-3-1954, series ZA, serial 0391491, with black 21-11-1955 issuance stamp, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-88. Choice,

1-1943, series E, serial 2487211, with black 10-12-1946 issuance stamp, PMG Choice UNC 64 EPQ. SCWPM-75a.

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1290. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 17-31954, series UA, serial 4829578, with 15-10-1954 issuance stamp, PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-87. Colorful design featuring a coffee plant at left and El Salvador’s Lake Coatepeque at right as well as a vignette of Christopher Columbus on the reverse. Choice original ink colors and paper quality with excellent centering, the single finest example out of eight graded by PMG. Acquired from Kay Phillipsen (San Salvador) ca. 1977. PMG #8075630-002. Estimate: $80-$120.

Great Britain 1291. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, Operation Bernhard counterfeit 20 pounds, 20-8-1934, block 48 / M, serial 85080, LCG About New 53PPQ, ex-Rickey. SCWPM-

337ax. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Toward the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. Choice example of an Operation Bernhard note with minor handling around the edges but no folds going into the interior of the note, plenty of paper wrinkling from the production process, small notch along right side (as made) to mark the denomination. Pedigreed to the Rickey Collection (stated on label). LCG #80821930. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala

1292. Guatemala, Banco Central, specimen 100 quetzales, 1-7-1926, very rare, PMG Choice UNC 63, finest and only ex-

ample in PMG census, Standard Catalog Plate Note. SCWPM-10s. Three punch hole cancellations; with red Thomas De La Rue specimen stamp. Vivid green design with a portrait of General José María Orellana at left with an allegorical female figure nearby and a quetzal bird on a pedestal at right while the reverse depicts the monument to Miguel García Granados. Bold original ink colors with strong embossing and, as PMG notes, mounting evidence on the paper along the reverse’s right margin. Exceedingly rare type as the only one to be graded by PMG plus the added distinguishment of being the Standard Catalog’s plate note for the type (unpriced at any level in the catalog), an opportunity not to be missed by the Guatemala collector. Plated in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. PMG #8067687-018. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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1293. Guatemala, Banco Central, 20 quetzales, 3-9-1943, 1295. Guatemala, Banco Central, 10 quetzales, 4-11-1941, serial A629788 / 380436, PMG VF 25. SCWPM-18c. Circulated yet still possessing colorful original ink, very difficult to find in any grade, tied with one other for second finest known in the PMG census with only one high in VF 35. PMG #8067687-016. Estimate: $500-$750.

serial A715779 / 365949, PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ (“top pop”). SCWPM-17a. Gorgeous design rendered in red ink by

Waterlow & Sons with quetzales flanking a natural scene on the front; the back vignette is of an ornate bridge. Choice with as-made color and paper quality, tied with one other for finest known in the PMG census. PMG #8067687-015. Estimate: $1,000-up.

1296. Guatemala, Banco Central, 2 quetzales, 13-4-1928, serial A334305 / 335052, without “Acuerdo de” at left, rare, PMG Fine 12. SCWPM-7c. This bright red-orange design has the

portrait of General Orellana at left with a view of Lake Atitlán and its three nearby volcanoes in the center plus a quetzal bird on a pedestal at right; the reverse shows a lake scene. Well circulated with minor thinning at the right and, as PMG notes, annotations in the form of spurious zeroes on the front, considerably difficult type and one of just two in the PMG census. PMG #8067687-014. Estimate: $400-$600.

1297. Guatemala, Banco de Guatemala, 20 quetzales, 6-11971, serial A4321388. SCWPM-55g. UNC with some faint stains

1294. Guatemala, Banco Central, 20 quetzales, 1-2-1945, in the margins, difficult to acquire in high grade as most circulated. serial A122748 / 623513, sub-gerente at right, very rare, PMG VF 30 (“top pop”). SCWPM-9b. Highest denomination is-

SEE INTERNET FOR PHOTO. Estimate: $150-$225.

sued in the General Orellana series with the general’s portrait at left with Mercury nearby while a quetzal on a pedestal stands at right; the reverse depicts the Palace of the Captain General. Modestly circulated with small edge split in the upper margin, still retaining the bold blue, yellow, and green ink colors as when first printed, a very rare type as evidenced by being tied with three others for finest known in the PMG census. PMG #8067687-017. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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1298. Guatemala, Banco Agrícola Hipotecario, 500 pesos, 1-6-1917, serial 5099, very rare, PMG VF 20, finest and only example in the PMG census, ex-Clark, Paper Money of Guatemala Plate Note, Standard Catalog Plate Note. SCWPM-S106a;

Clark-GP40. Waterlow & Sons made full use of the this large size (210 mm by 130 mm) note’s canvas with a dramatic vignette of Neptune, trident in hand, triumphantly riding through ocean waves aboard his chariot drawn by three sea-horses (hippocamps) along with a smaller vignette in the lower right corner depicting a woman riding a winged chariot pulled by two lions; the intricate geometric reverse design has the vignette of a woman wearing a laurel wreath at the center. Circulated with a small edge split confined to the lower center margin, vibrant ink colors and decent paper quality. With this note having been off the market for decades, this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed to acquire one of the rarest Guatemalan notes in existence. Pedigreed to the Odis H. Clark Jr. Collection and plated in his reference work Paper Money of Guatemala (1971), then subsequently sold in Almanzar’s auction 31 of May 25, 1982, lot #3054, plus the plate note in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Specialized Issues. PMG #8067687-004. Estimate: $10,000-up.

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1299. Guatemala, Banco Nacional, 1 peso, no date (1874), serial 66018, very rare, PMG VF 25 (“top pop”), ex-Clark, Paper Money of Guatemala Plate Note. SCWPM-S167; Clark-GP1. Early Banco Nacional note printed by the Columbian Bank Note Company

of Washington D.C. with a design featuring the twin portraits of Guatemalan presidents J. Rufino Barrios at left and J.M. Samayoa at right, flanked by two allegorical female vignettes; the reverse is an intricate arrangement of denominators plus a large red Banco Nacional seal at right. Unobtrusive circulation with bold inking and decent paper quality, two small hinges on reverse from mounting (as noted on the PMG label). Very rare note with few auction appearances, tied with one other for finest known in the PMG census. Pedigreed to the Odis H. Clark Jr. Collection and plated in his reference work Paper Money of Guatemala (1971), then subsequently sold in Almanzar’s auction 31 of May 25, 1982, lot #3025. PMG #8067687-003. Estimate: $6,000-up.

1300. Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sucursal Guatemala del Banco de Occidente, 1 peso, 16-7-1894, serial 8393, with red PAGADERO UNICAMENTE stamp on back, very rare, PMG Choice Fine 15, finest known example in PMG census.

SCWPM-S184. Very rare branch issue, similar in design to S173 but with the added LA SUCURSAL GUATEMALA bank title at top on the front and a red PAGADERO UNICAMENTE EN GUATEMALA (payable only in Guatemala) stamp on the reverse. Well circulated yet fully intact with only a pinhole in the upper left corner and a small ink “20” annotation on the front, ink colors still quite bold and clear penned signatures present, unpriced at any level in the Standard Catalog and finest of three graded by PMG (the other two being VG 6 and VG 8). PMG #8067687-001. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Honduras

1301. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Billete del Tesoro, 5 pesos, 1-1-1889, series 5a, serial 7883, with registration number 117 and stamps, rare, PMG AU 55 EPQ, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-9. Rare treasury note issued during the government

of President Luís Bográn; listed in the Standard Catalog yet unpriced in any grade. Each of the three signatures are secured with their respective seals: the Director de Rentas and the Contador in ink while the Ministero de Hacienda is stamped with a detailed and strongly embossed Treasury seal. Minor handling with a light vertical center fold for the grade; the finest of two in the PMG census above an AU 53 without the EPQ designation. PMG #8077330-001. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Peru

Southern Rhodesia

1304. Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, South Rhodesia Currency Board, 1 pound, 1-9-1950, serial B/132 044619, PMG VF 25. SCWPM-10f. Difficult colonial issue designed by Bradbury

Wilkinson with the portrait of King George VI on the front, reverse showing the Great Zimbabwe ruins with a sable icon to the left; the watermark is of Cecil Rhodes. Typical circulation handling with a colorful design. PMG #1887785-044. Estimate: $200-$300.

1302. Lima, Peru, Banco Central de Reserva, specimen 10 pesos, 15-11-1946, series C36, PMG Superb Gem UNC 68 EPQ, finest known in PMG census. SCWPM-67As. The single finest

representative out of seven graded by PMG. Well centered printing with even margins, bold ink colors, and strong embossing; three punch hole cancellations. PMG #8074529-001. Estimate: $200-$300.

South Africa 1305. Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, South Rhodesia Cur-

rency Board, 10 shillings, 15-1-1947, serial A/66 013036, PMG VF 25. SCWPM-9c. Early British colonial administration note

with the bust of King George VI on the obverse and a view of Victoria Falls alongside a sable icon on the reverse; the watermark depicts Cecil Rhodes. Modestly circulated with bold red-brown ink. PMG #1887785-043. Estimate: $200-$300.

1303. Pretoria, South Africa, South African Reserve Bank, 1 pound, 10-4-1941, serial A/107 161547, signature J. Postmus, PMG AU 55. SCWPM-84e. Colorful and detailed design

depicting the colonization of South Africa. Single vertical fold at center and some handling for the grade. PMG #1956509-007. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Coin Jewelry Gold Cobs

Bogotá, Colombia 1306. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1701, no assayer (Arce), Charles II

posthumous, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted in 14K gold bezel with 19” 14K gold chain.

12.29 grams total. Small flan with good full shield, full but doubled cross, full 701 of date in

legend to right of an edge-crack, UNC details. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Seville, Spain 1307. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to left, mintmark S to

right, mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire 18K gold bezel with shackle bail.

7.17 grams total. Typically sharp AU details, the interiors full with most of legend as well, light

horizontal crease in middle. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1308. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer D, mounted cross-side out in 18K bezel with shackle bail. 12.25 grams total. Choice full cross (well centered), most of shield with clear D to left, peripheries flat, XF details. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Shipwreck Coins Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1309. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (16)20(F), Grade 3, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail, anchor and dolphin embellishments. 15.23 grams total. Decent details, including bold date and mintmark,

but with tangential third of the coin lost to corrosion, with straight sawblade strip of gold accentuating that side, the rest embellished with two anchors and three dolphins. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and certificate #231308 (mis-attributed to Potosí mint on certificate only). Estimate: $600-$900.

1310. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T,

Grade 1, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with shackle bail. 31.56 grams total. Good full cross and shield with bold P+T and clear denomination o-VIII, all well centered and with minimal surface corrosion, light toning in crevices. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher tag and photo-certificate #180202 plus Fisher appraisal for $3050 (mounted) and booklet Coins of the Lost Galleons, by K.T. Budde-Jones (4th ed, 2015). Estimate: $600-$900.

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1311. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2, ex-Atocha

(1622), mounted in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with swivel bail. 9.53 grams total. Full but partially flat shield and cross, full P-Q, some surface corrosion on cross side only, a few areas of toning. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #185934 (tag missing). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1312. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, ex-Atocha (1622), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with swivel bail. 9.69 grams total. Choice full cross-lions-castles with lovely toning, the shield also full and toned but with peripheral flatness, no corrosion at all (fully Grade-1 quality), wide-band bezel. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher certificate #143151 (tag missing). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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

1313. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not

visible, ex-”Lucayan Beach wreck” (ca. 1628), mounted crossside out in silver bezel. 28.66 grams total. Broad flan with nearly full

cross and shield despite peripheral flatness and light surface corrosion, nicely toned and well-centered, clear denomination 8 to right. From the “Lucayan Beach wreck” (ca. 1628). Estimate: $175-$250.

1314. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible, ex-”Lucayan Beach wreck” (ca. 1628), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel. 17.74 grams total. Broad flan with nearly full cross and shield,

much peripheral flatness and some surface putting but overall rather solid and very lightly toned. From the “Lucayan Beach wreck” (ca. 1628). Estimate: $150-$225.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 1315. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1649)O, with crowned-

•F• (two dots) countermark on shield, ex-Capitana (1654), mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with looped prongs and shackle bail. 33.43 grams total. Impressively full cross and shield,

the latter with bold and well-detailed countermark and P-O to left, also bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, no corrosion, black toning on fields, possibly lightly shaved to (near) roundness. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $250-$375.

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1316. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E posttransitional (Transitional Type VIII/B), 1-PH-6 at top, ex-Capitana (1654), mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail and dolphin embellishment. 30.28 grams total.

Full pillars-and-waves and full but doubled cross on broad flan with peripheral flatness, light toning over worn (corroded) surfaces. From the Capitana (1654), with (generic) Moro certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #1795. Estimate: $300-$450.

1317. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, exCapitana (1654), mounted pillars-side out in thick silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail and pirate-face embellishment. 42.11 grams total. Full pillars-and-waves (slightly doubled but well centered), full but doubled cross, black toning in crevices, only light surface corrosion. From the Capitana (1654). Estimate: $200-$300.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1318. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E, ex-Consolación

(1681), mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail and anchor embellishments. 28.84 grams total. Broad flan with full cross (mounted so it appears as an X) and pillars, typically corroded but nicely toned. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR photo-certificate #M007032, pedigreed to our Auction 14 (lot #1180). Estimate: $300-$450.

1319. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679V, ex-Conso-

lación (1681), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with shackle bail. 27.02 grams total. Bold full cross with date

below, full pillars-and-waves with two dates on that side too, typical surface corrosion and toning in crevices. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020232. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida 1320. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and bail and conquistador embellishment. 40.14 grams total. Rather large pendant in attractive heart shape, the cross incomplete but well centered and with clear mintmark next to partial shield on other side, typically worn from corrosion and with extensive peripheral flatness. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1321. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold pirate-face embellishment and bail. 31.93 grams total. Solid

coin (odd shaped) with no corrosion, bold but off-center cross, some shield but peripheries flat, nicely toned, the mount attached to just the upper half of the coin with flat bar on back to keep it stable. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1605. Estimate: $250-$375.

1322. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1713J, ex-1715 Fleet

(Real Eight Co.), mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail.

20.95 grams total. Solid coin with no corrosion (somewhat worn), full oMJ

and most of date (last digit weak), nearly full shield and cross, black toning in crevices and on center of cross, desirable provenance and certification. The coin from the 1715 Fleet, with original Real Eight Co. certificate (pedigreed to the Schulman auction of November 1972) signed by John P. Jones, and with original Real Eight Co. stock certificate (one share) from 1975, pedigreed to our Auction 17 (lot #548). Estimate: $600-$900.

1323. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1714Y, ex-1715 Fleet, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 31.55 grams total. Full and well-centered cross with bold date below, also

full pillars with two bold assayers but some flat areas, two edge-splits, no corrosion, toned in crevices, possibly shaved on edge for rounder mounting. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1324. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1723M, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mount-

ed pillars-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail and two-dolphins embellishment. 10.97 grams total. Bold date in legend (top of mount) above one choice pillar, the cross on other side nearly full, some light to moderate corrosion and toning. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $200-$300.

1325. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1732N, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted pillars-side out in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 7.80 grams total. Bold full pillars with clear date, the nearly full cross off-center but even bolder despite some surface corrosion, toned in crevices. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $200-$300.

1326. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1732M, ex-Princess

Louisa (1743), mounted pillars-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 8.37 grams total. Bold full pillars (well centered)

with clear date and mintmark, the cross also full but more corroded, silvery all over. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $200-$300.

Mexico Silver Cobs

1327. Pair of PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1733 and date not visible (assayers not visible), ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted cross-side out in silver-bezel cufflinks with 14K gold prongs. 23.91 grams total. Bold full crosses, one with full and bold date below, typically corroded but a very well-matched pair overall. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $300-$450.

Shield Type 1328. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F below

mintmark oM to left, denomination o-IIII to right, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold shackle bail and pirate face embellishment. 23.73 grams total. VF details with choice full cross-lions-castles and shield,

not much peripheral detail, light toned (good contrast). Estimate: $250-$375.

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1329. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

not visible (F), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail and pirate face embellishment.

20.35 grams total. Extraordinarily choice full cross-lions-castles, the shield

also full but slightly off-center, no peripheral details, XF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1330. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold shackle bail and pirate face embellishment. 23.69 grams total. Full cross and shield despite peripheral

flatness, a streak or two of light toning, AVF with small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

1331. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P,

mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold shackle bail.

23.56 grams total. Choice full shield, full but off-center cross, peripherally flat,

non-toned VF with small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

1332. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer O to below mintmark oM to right, mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and ring bail and two-dolphins embellishment. 13.47 grams total. Typically well-detailed full shield and cross-

lions-castles with some legend and crown despite peripheral flatness, two edge-splits (one all the way to center), heavily polished XF (rather silvery). Estimate: $200-$300.

1333. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer O below mintmark oM to left, aligned axis, mounted in twisted-wire silver bezel with 18K gold prongs and shackle bail. 13.17 grams total. Typically

well-detailed (and well-centered) full cross-lions-castles and shield, also full crown and much legend, XF details. Pedigreed to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #1609. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Potosí Silver Cobs Shield Type

1336. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 1334. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A,

mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with shackle bail. 34.92

grams total. Broad flan (typical) with choice full shield and cross-lions-

castles, full P-A, nearly full crown and king’s name, AXF with trace of toning in crevices. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

period), mounted cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold shackle bail and small sapphire in 14K gold post inside hole in coin. 9.70 grams total. Broad-flan AXF with well-detailed full

shield and cross-and-tressure, some legend, with sapphire in gold post inside hole at bottom of cross, the bezel itself in thin wire. The coin pedigreed to our Auction 19 (lot #861) and to our Auction 10 (lot #745). Estimate: $200-$300.

1337. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 1335. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (late period), mounted shield-side out in 14K gold bezel with

1620s), ex-Panama Hoard (ca. 1629), mounted cross-side out in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with looped prongs and shackle bail. 39.55 grams total. Bold full cross and shield (both well centered), full denomination O-VIII, XF with some weak spots, traces of orange sediment in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

shackle bail. 12.13 grams total. Rather broad flan with choice full crown above well-detailed full shield, bold P-B to left and denomination ii to right, full but weaker cross-and-tressure, AXF with traces of black toning in crevices. Estimate: $200-$300.

Pillars and Waves 1338. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1767V-(Y), mounted

cross-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs on a silver cuff bracelet. 20.78 grams total. Nearly full but off-center cross, the pillars (on back) also off-center but with full and clear date, brightly polished and worn (VG), the bracelet itself an attractive crisscross design. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greek 1339. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 BC, “owl,” mounted owl-side out

in 14K gold bezel. 22.25 grams total. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Sturdy custom gold mounting with four flat gold prongs, gold swivel bail, the coin deeply struck XF+. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1340. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 BC, “owl,” mounted owl-side

out in 14K gold bezel. 24.35 grams total. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Thick custom gold bezel, four double-wire prongs, circular double-wire fixed bail, the coin XF+ with luster. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1341. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, ca. 291 BC, “boy on dolphin,” mounted

dolphin-side out in 14K gold bezel. 9.96 grams total. Warrior, nude but for helmet, crowning horse with wreath and riding left; lettering below, letter right / Phalanthos, kantharos in right hand, distaff in left, riding dolphin left; rooster standing to left. VF coin (both sides well detailed and centered) well-mounted in custom gold bezel, four double-wire prongs, fixed double-wire gold bail. Estimate: $500-$750.

1342. Corinth, Corinthia, AR stater, 330-300 BC, “pegasus,” mounted pegasus-side out in 14K gold bezel. 12.38 grams total. Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left with

small seated figure behind. Lustrous XF coin in custom gold bezel, four double-wire prongs, fixed double-wire gold bail, the full pegasus details particularly nice (albeit slightly off-center). Estimate: $500-$750.

1343. Corinth, Corinthia, AR stater, 330-300 BC, “pegasus,” mounted pegasus-

side out in silver men’s ring (size 11) with 14K gold accents. 25.28 grams total. Pegasos flying left / Reverse not visible. Heavy cast silver ring with rounded gold-rimmed holder for coin, gold pirate’s head and crossed swords on flanks, underside of coin not visible. Very nicely toned XF with full and well-detailed pegasus (slightly off-center). Estimate: $400-$600.

1344. Kingdom of Macedon, AV stater, Alexander III (“the Great,” 336-323 BC), mounted head-side out in 14K men’s gold ring (size 9-1/2). 18.71 grams total. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis. Lightweight ring

with coin holder with rounded square edges, flat top with circular enclosure for coin, prongs inside to keep coin from moving, smooth gold on outside with thick shank (stippled on interior). Coin VF, with well-centered head of Athena, reverse visible as well. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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1348. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the

1345. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander Great), 336-323 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K gold

III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, early posthumous issue, Amphipolis mint, struck under Antipater (ca. 325-323/2 BC), ABΣIΛEΩΣ error, mounted Alexander-side out in 14K gold bezel. 23.73 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s

skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; ABΣIΛEΩΣ before (the first we have seen with this spelling error and undocumented as such in Price [variant of Price-111]). Very attractive XF coin, with toning around details, in sturdy custom gold mounting with four double-wire prongs, circular double-wire fixed bail. Estimate: $600-$900.

men’s ring (size 9-1/2). 14.82 grams total. Head of Herakles right,

wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Lightweight ring with rounded edges and four vertical lines running from the top of the setting to the shank, coin held by prongs on the interior, hollow inside with stippled design, light scratches on gold, well-toned VF coin (full and well-centered head). Estimate: $400-$600.

1349. Kings of Thrace, AR drachm, Lysimachos, Kolophon mint (229-296 BC), mounted in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 8.36 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Beautifully toned AVF coin, coincidentally medal-aligned, encased in custom gold bezel with lightly inscribed hash marks, somewhat oversized flat prongs. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1346. Kingdom of Macedon, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K gold bezel with 14K gold looped prongs on silver money clip. 60.14 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress

/ Reverse not visible. Well-detailed VF with toning, wide-band silver clip with grassy pattern, thick gold coin bezel and three ornate curlicue prongs. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #591), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1350. Thrace, AV stater, Lysimachus, mid-3rd century BC,

mounted head-side out in 18K men’s gold ring (size 10). 28.00 grams total. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield. Heavy, high-karat ring with rounded top, pre-made coin holder containing prongs inside to affix coin (crude XF), wide and hollow shank with stippled interior. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1347. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K bezel.

5.48 grams total. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Small and delicate custom gold setting with fixed gold double-wire bail, four double-wire prongs, the coin VF with full head. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Ancient Indo-Greek

1351. Ancient Indo-Greek AR drachm “horse,” ca. 90-40 BC, mounted horse-side out in 14K gold bezel on silver money clip (hinged). 23.11 grams

total. Horseman riding right, Greek legend around / Reverse not visible. Small silver clip with gold bezel holding toned, well-centered VF coin (only the obverse visible), hinged for ease of access, backside with large rectangular cut-out. Estimate: $250-$375.

Ancient Roman

1352. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military mint traveling with Caesar, ca. 49 BC, mounted elephant-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 10). 15.20 grams total. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Attractive and popular CAESAR coin in toned XF grade (both sides visible, the elephant side typically off-center) in smooth, round mounting with prongs to secure coin from inside, stippled interior, medium weight overall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1353. Roman Empire, AR cistophorus, Augustus, 27 BC to 14 AD, mounted head-side out in silver bezel with 18K gold prongs and shackle bail. 18.44 grams total. Bare head right / Altar decorated with fillets, garlands, and stags standing

facing (BMC-66). Attractive setting with custom rounded silver bezel, coin affixed by three gold triple-wire prongs. Fine with toning around somewhat soft inner details but IMP CAESAR and AUGUSTUS clearly visible, important coin as from the reign of the first Roman emperor. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1354. Roman Empire, AV aureus, Antoninus I Pius, 138-161

AD, mounted head-side out in 18K men’s gold ring (size 10).

30.22 grams total. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII around

bare-headed and draped bust of Antoninus Pius to right / Reverse not visible. Heavy, impressive and simple high-gold setting with round top for coin insertion and closed back so only one side of coin is visible, the high-value coin (rarely seen in a mount) lustrous XF with light scratches in field, thick shaft. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1355. Roman Empire, AR denarius, Caracalla, 196-198 AD, struck under Septimius Severus, 197-198 AD, mounted in silver men’s ring (size 10-1/2). 19.40 grams total. M AVR ANTON

CAES PONTIF around draped and cuirassed bust right / Reverse not visible. Medium-sized, solid ring with round top for coin insertion and closed back so only one side of the well-detailed XF coin is visible, thick shaft. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1356. Pair of Roman Empire “Urbs Roma” commemorative AE 18 of Constantine I (“the Great”), 306-337 AD, Lugdunum

mint, struck 325 AD, mounted she-wolf side out in twisted-wire 14K gold earrings. 10.51 grams for the pair. Draped bust of Roma

left, wearing laureate crested helmet and necklace / Wolf to left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above, mythological depiction of the founding of Rome. Well-matched pair of dark XF bronzes set in artistic custom gold mountings with twisted wire bezel, three triple-wire prongs, and decorative back-hinged ear wires. Estimate: $250-$375.

Byzantine Empire 1357. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Tiberius II Constantine (578-582

AD), Constantinople mint, mounted bust-side out in 14K gold men’s ring (size 10-1/4). 15.88 grams total. Crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield / Cross potent set on three steps. Heavy gold ring with round top for coin insertion, open-weave back which allows some view of reverse of coin, thick shank, the coin a lovely XF, well centered, with luster. Estimate: $600-$900.

1358. Byzantine Empire, AV solidus, Constans II (641-668 AD), mounted in 18K gold bezel. 8.40 grams total. Crowned and draped facing busts of Constans and Constantine; cross above / Cross potent set upon three steps, Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing. High-karat custom setting with four double-wire prongs, fixed double-wire bail, the coin lustrous but slightly grainy AU with rulers facing out. Estimate: $500-$750.

World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted) Austria 1359. Belt made from cut-out Austrian Maria Theresa

thalers, late 1800s. 101.08 grams total, 27” long. Unusual decora-

tive Victorian-era belt made from fourteen silver thalers (all dated 1780), each cut in half with the profile and coat of arms visible and blank fields cut out, soldered on links, complete and ready to wear. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1614), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

Italian States 1360. Genoa (Italian States), denaro, Conrad III (1093-1152 AD), “crusader coin,” mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel. 1.84 grams total. Castle within circle / Cross within circle. Bold AU with dark toning, thin-wire custom gold mount, double-wire prongs, round fixed bail. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1361. Venice (Italian States), gold zecchino, Francesco Molino, no date (1646-55), mounted Christ-side out in 18K gold bezel. 6.76 grams total. S. Marco standing right, present-

ing banner to Doge kneeling left / Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla (almondshaped surround) containing eighteen stars. XF with nice portrait of Christ, mounted in custom high-karat gold with four double-wire prongs, fixed round double-wire bail. Estimate: $400-$600.

Japan 1362. Japan, gold 2 shu (nishu gin, “samurai coin”), Tempo era (1830s to 1850s),

mounted in 14K gold ring (size 5-1/2). 7.01 grams total. Lightweight ring mount with reverse side affixed by prongs, flat top, wide triangular open sides, the coin XF with light toning around details. Estimate: $150-$225.

Spain (Visigoths) 1363. Visigoths (Spain), AV tremissis, Sisebut (612-621 AD), Ispalia mint (Seville), mounted in 18K gold bezel. 4.54 grams total. SISEBVTVSRE+ around facing bust / +ISP/\

LIPIVS around facing bust. Lustrous AU coin with toning around bold details, mounted in custom high-karat setting with four double-wire prongs, fixed round double-wire bail. Estimate: $600-$900.

U.S. Coins Gold

1364. Pair of USA $2.50 Indian Head quarter eagles, 1909 and 1929, mounted head-side out in 14K gold cufflinks. 15.09 grams total. Classy pair of cuff-

links using Bela Lyon Pratt’s Indian Head design, considered among the best of US coin designs. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Shipwreck Artifacts Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1365. Small gold bead, 0.2 gram, ex-Atocha (1622). 1/4” diameter. Small, crushed gold bead of plain design with white bits of

coral, hole in center as from being strung. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag #242 and photo-certificate #85A-P025. Estimate: $200-$300.

1366. Small silver spoon, ex-Atocha (1622).

8 grams, 3-3/4” long. Mostly intact corroded matte-black short-handled (but complete)

spoon with no visible markings. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher photo-certificate #06330. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

1367. Gold chain, 277 solid links, 91.2 grams, ex-Santa Margarita (1622). 37-3/4” long. An impressive and useful length of original

solid, smooth chain in high-grade gold (probably 22K), much heavier than it looks, in fact identical in design but even longer than a chain from the same wreck that sold in the 1988 Christie’s auction, the unstated purpose of such chains (besides adornment) being a way to avoid heavy taxation on gold in colonial times. Excellent condition, a rare opportunity to own a certified and wearable piece of genuine 1622-Fleet gold treasure. From the Santa Margarita (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #07M-83756. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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

1368. Lead inkwell with screw cap, ex-Campen (1627). 875 grams, 3-1/2” x 2-1/4” x

2-1/4”. Heavy and sturdy artifact (as would befit use on a ship so as not to spill in rough seas), mostly intact, dark and dusty, with original screw cap, two sides with damage but overall in good condition. From the Campen (1627), with certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $100-$150.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

1369. Large, intact metate and mano (grinding stone and grinder), very rare, ex-Maravillas (1656), ex-Meylach. About 50

lb, roughly 22” x 14” x 5” (metate) and 18” x 2” (mano). A mesoamerican-style mortar, used for grinding grains (particularly maize), basically a flat slab of stone with three short legs (the metate) and a rolling-pin-like pestle (mano), the metate very heavy and loaded with whitish wormy coral but the mano surprisingly light (possibly pumice stone) and only lightly encrusted, fully intact, the first of its kind that we have seen from any shipwreck. (Pickup in person only.) From the Maravillas (1656) and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction 10, lot #1303), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1370. Top (lip and shoulders) of an immense earthenware urn with markings, ex-Maravillas (1656), ex-Meylach. 48 lb, 26” in diameter and 11” tall. From what is probably the biggest “olive jar” ever seen, with an opening at top large enough (11” diameter) to receive practically anything that needed storing on board the ship, everything below the shoulder of the jar typically missing (probably broken into thousands of pieces), but what is there shows curious markings (one X and two arrow-like emblems) that referred to merchants and/or owners, with some hairline fractures but apparently stable and (if nothing else) held together by a thick coating of greenish gray coral encrustation inside, a very impressive display indeed. (Pickup in person only.) From the Maravillas (1656) and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction 10, lot #1304), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Santo Christo de Castello, sunk in 1667 off Cornwall, England 1371. Brass golf putter head, very rare, ex-Santo Christo de Cas-

tello (1667). 215 grams, 4” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/4”. This very rare artifact is the

second one we have offered, the other being from the Dutch wreck Lastdrager (1653) off the Shetland Isles north of Scotland. This is no mere coincidence: As famous as Scotland is for golf, the fact is that the sport was imported to there by the Dutch in the 15th century, and wreck specimens like these are evidence that the sport was still being carried to the four corners of the world in the 17th century. Reportedly less than 25 golf-club heads up to the 18th century are known, including three more from the Lastdrager and this one from a Genoese wreck off Cornwall, all the shipwreck examples being the only ones known in brass as opposed to lead or pewter. Prices for these artifacts have reached as much as 9,000 GBP (Sotheby’s Glasgow, July 17, 1989). The present piece is about 75% intact, with one missing side revealing a core of wood lined with what appears to be pewter, the rest in solid brass with clean, smooth surfaces in a typical aged-brass color. This shipwreck itself is also a bit of a rarity, as very few of its yields have been on the market since the W.H. Lane & Son (Penzance) auction of June 1, 1983. From the Santo Christo de Castello (1667), with certificate from the salvor. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

1372. Massive, complete, eight-pound nesting cup-weight set (including case), stamped with bow-and-arrow maker’s

mark of the Weinmann family of Nuremberg, Germany, ex-Merestein (1702). 3796 grams, 3-3/4” tall, 4-3/4” wide at top. Found in 1983 by Gavin Clackworthy, who presented a talk at our Auction 26 about this piece and its conservation and history, with his certificate. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

The recovery of this unusually large nested-weight set was a career highlight for highly respected South African salvor Gavin Clackworthy, who found it in 1983 loose on the seabed on the Merestein wrecksite off Jutten Island near Cape Town, South Africa. At the time he thought the roughly spherical concreted object might be a stone or piece of debris, barely worth a second glance. However, as it seemed unusually heavy and showed a small brassy area through the concretion, Gavin collected it anyway and later went to work carefully conserving it, using alternating heat and cold to expand and contract the mass until the individual cups could be freed and cleaned. Today this piece looks as good as it did in 1702, with typical bumps and marks but no corrosion or significant damage (save for a missing handle and a few small spots of verdigris), with an overall antique brass color that belies its 282 years in the ocean. Nature kept it safe, but Gavin turned it back into the amazing instrument that it was in the 17th century. During the 1600s the German free imperial city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg), later annexed by Bavaria, upheld a strong economy sustained by a large middle class. Flourishing within this group was a prominent group of craftsmen considered among the best in Europe. Among these artisans was a skilled and exacting guild of copper-masters, or rotschmiedmeisters, who held a monopoly over the world’s production of nested-cup weight sets like this one. Each coppersmith stamped his mark somewhere on his products; on the top of the lid of this Merestein set we find a bow-and-arrow (bogen und pfeil) maker’s mark representing the Weinmann family, specifically (we believe) Georg Bernhard Weinmann (1641-1693). As the world did not have a unified scheme for measuring mass, these German masters had to be able to manufacture different sets for each country, the one here being necessarily Dutch. The brilliance of these weight sets was the engineering and execution of nesting mathematically simple graduating weights into as compact a case as possible for portability and convenience. Such weights were essential tools for many different tradesmen, including, for example, merchants weighing coins or precious metals, or apothecaries measuring precise amounts of drugs. The piece we have here consists of a tapered housing, or master container, decorated with five angular transversely stepped segments, growing from bottom to top, the lid forming the fifth segment of the design. The outside bears various angular and circular patterns consisting mainly of short stamped or incised dashes, the same being present on the folding latch handle and elaborate hinge. Inside are eleven weights, all but the two smallest with decoratively incised concentric grooves on the sides, both inside and out. Missing from the lid is the carrying handle, including an attachment lug on one side and most of the remaining lug.

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The numeral “8” stamped on top of the canister lid indicates that it is an eight-pound set. Like all sets, the containing canister (with the missing parts mentioned above) was calibrated to equal the total mass of the cup stack. In the 17th century the mass of a “pound” varied considerably in different parts of the world. Logically, since the Merestein originated from Amsterdam, the unit of measure to which this particular set was manufactured should be the “Amsterdam pound” (pond) of 494.09 grams. However, from the individual masses of each cup in this set we suspect its standard was actually the “Utrecht heavy pound” of 497.8 grams. In either system, the pound was commonly divided into 16 ounces (ons) or 32 lots (loots or loods). At the lower end an apothecary would typically use measurements based on the dram of 3.89 grams. Seven of the cups within this set bear numbers (on the inside bottom) denoting their weights as follows: Cup A (largest) is marked with “2” for two pounds (988.18g Amsterdam or 995.60g Utrecht). Cup B is marked with “1” for one pound (494.09g Amsterdam or 497.80g Utrecht). Cup C is marked with “16” for sixteen lots (247.05g Amsterdam or 248.90g Utrecht). Cup D is marked with “8” for eight lots (123.52g Amsterdam or 124.45g Utrecht). Cup E is marked with “4” for four lots (61.76g Amsterdam or about 62.23g Utrecht). Cup F is marked with “2” for two lots (30.88g Amsterdam or about 31.11g Utrecht). Cup G is marked with “1” for one lot (15.44g Amsterdam or about 15.56g Utrecht). The remaining four (smallest) weights are unmarked but may correspond to the following: Cup H is half a lot (7.72g Amsterdam or about 7.78g Utrecht, same as two drams). Cup I is one quarter of a lot (3.86g Amsterdam or about 3.89g Utrecht, same as one dram). Cup J is one eighth of a lot (1.93g Amsterdam or about 1.94g Utrecht, same as half a dram). Solid disk K (not a cup) is also one eighth of a lot (1.93g Amsterdam or about 1.94g Utrecht, same as half a dram). The canister itself is marked (inside bottom like the rest) “4” for four pounds, i.e., half of the eight-pound total (1976.36g Amsterdam or 1991.20g Utrecht), but actually weighs 1806g because the handle and lugs are missing. The total for all eleven weights plus case should be eight pounds (3952.72g Amsterdam or 3982.40g Utrecht), but the actual (measured) mass of the entire set comes to 3796g. Here are the actual (measured) masses for all the weights: Cup A: 994g Cup B: 497g Cup C: 249g Cup D: 123g Cup E: 63.36g Cup F: 31.32g

Cup G: 15.74g Cup H: 8.01g Cup I: 4.21g Cup J: 2.12g Disk K: 2.26g

We observe, therefore, that Cups A through D match very well to the Utrecht standard but E through K are a bit heavier, so perhaps there is another standard we are not aware of. Even though each piece seems very well preserved, there is also the possibility that oxidation at a chemical level has reduced some of the larger weights slightly, or that encrustation (albeit practically none observed) accounts for higher mass than expected for the smaller weights. In theory, each weight should be one-half the mass of the one above it. Also, the measured mass of 1806g for the case, versus an expected 1976.36g Amsterdam or 1991.20g Utrecht indicates that the missing handle and lugs account for an approximate loss of 170g to 185g, which makes sense, as the whole set is about 157g to 186g lighter than expected. Despite the unanswered mysteries of its exact weight standard, this is by far the most impressive Nuremburg weight set we have ever offered, and it is also the most significant Merestein artifact we have ever seen. The opportunity to acquire it should not be missed.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1373. Complete wooden stock of a flintlock pistol, very rare, ex-1715 Fleet. 354 grams, 20” long. Flintlock pistols from shipwrecks

are not unknown, but almost always they are left as coral conglomerates, as the steel parts rust away and the wood parts are eaten by teredo worms. That is why this intact wooden stock, very recognizable in shape and size and also rather sturdy from conservation despite some inevitable cracks, is so rare. There is no mistaking where the metal parts (barrel, lock and furniture) used to be, as their embedded imprints remain, so perhaps an expert can identify the exact type of gun from this wooden stock alone. From the 1715 Fleet, pedigreed to our Auction 13 (lot #1911). Estimate: $600-$900.

1374. Iron cannonball grenade (three-pounder), conserved

and intact, ex-1715 Fleet. 949 grams, 3” diameter. Basically a small

cannonball, smooth and matte black from professional conservation, cast with a hole in the seam and void inside into which gunpowder was inserted and topped with a wooden fuse, completely intact. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

1375. Small, bronze navigational dividers, encrusted as found, ex-1715 Fleet. 27 grams, 3-1/2” long. Typical design with open, round, interlocking top, frozen shut with greenish encrustation but recognizable and popular. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 17 (lot #1478). Estimate: $500-$750.

1376. Pewter/wood clyster pump (caulk gun) in six parts, ex-1715 Fleet. 781 grams total, the body 8” long and 2-1/2” diameter. The

cylindrical metal body is intact and the other metal parts are present but disembodied, with separate pieces of the wooden handle incredibly remaining and conserved, the entire object believed by some to be a medical pump for administering enemas but actually more likely the ship’s carpenter’s caulking gun, in any case one of very few such items found from Spanish wrecks. From the San Román site of the 1715 Fleet, with Sedwick certificate from 2003, pedigreed to our Auction 8 (lot #2455). Estimate: $500-$750.

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1377. Large lead sounding weight marked XXX, ex-1715 Fleet. 16 lbs, 18-1/2” long, 2-1/2” diameter. Tall, slender, pyramid-shaped weight, used to find water depth, with big loop at top, depression in bottom, three big X’s stamped into one side, gray in color with white encrustation all over. From the Cannon Wreck site of the 1715 Fleet, salvaged by Steve Shouppé. Estimate: $200-$300.

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

1378. Earthenware “olive jar,” intact, ex-Guadalupe-Tolosa (1724). 3998 grams, 11” tall, 9” diameter

at shoulders. Spanish-manufactured clay beehive olive jar, perfectly intact, with large splash of white encrustation over its light tan base from its time under the water, recovered from Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic in the 1980s. From the Guadalupe and Tolosa (1724). Estimate: $500-$750.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1379. Small iron key in coral cocoon (as found), ex-1733 Fleet, with official State of Florida tag. 98.5 grams; 3-3/4”. A

short key with wide, oval handle, completely covered with a shell of orangish oxidation and encrustation, cracked and fragile but apparently stable (and has been for a long time now). From the 1733 Fleet, with State of Florida Board of Archives and History tag #13787. Estimate: $125-$200.

1380. Ivory lice comb, ex-1733 Fleet, ex-Meylach. 12 grams,

3” x 2”. Flat, double-sided comb of typical design with fine teeth on both sides (only one side remains on this comb), bone white in color with some black staining on teeth (not lice). From the 1733 Fleet and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection, with his hand-calligraphed tag. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Unidentified colonial-era wreck off the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico

1381. Intact earthenware “olive” jar, encrusted as found, ex-Yucatán wreck. 3673 grams, 12” tall, 9’ diameter at shoulders.

Well-preserved beehive olive jar, completely intact, with bits of shell and encrustation including red spots giving it a mottled appearance. From an unidentified colonial-era wreck off the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Estimate: $400-$600.

Colebrooke, sunk in 1778 off Cape Town, South Africa 1382. Small, silver-plated copper scissors, ex-Colebrooke (1778), rare. 19 grams, 4-1/2”. Intact and working small scissors with

lightly engraved marking on one side near brass pin connecting still-sharp blades. From the Colebrooke (1778), with certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1544). Estimate: $350-$500.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England

1383. Three-pounder iron cannonball encrusted with ship timber

spike and copper XX cash coins of the English East India Co., exAdmiral Gardner (1809). 2005 grams, 5” x 3”. Interesting agglomeration of

an iron cannonball, piece of ship’s timber, and XX cash coins (unreadable but recognizable as such), all professionally conserved and purchased directly from the salvors in 1987. From the Admiral Gardner (1809), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

1384. Square glass bitters bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 579 grams, 10” tall, 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”. Iridescent green square-sided bitters bottle for keeping therapeutic tonics and drinks, intact and attractive for display with stand. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $600-$900. 1385. A. Kemp glass preserve bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 694 grams, 9-1/2” tall, 3-3/4” diameter. Large, impressive light-green bottle with 3/4” lip, for storing and transporting preserves, the maker’s name and New York on the side, intact and ready for display with stand. The bottle’s cork is still present at the bottom of the bottle, having been pushed inwards by the water pressure at that depth. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $500-$750. 1386. Tapered glass preserve bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 594 grams, 10-1/2” tall, 2-1/2” diameter. Tall, tapered light-green bottle with large lip for storing and transporting preserves, intact and ready for display with stand. The bottle’s cork is still present at the bottom of the bottle, having been pushed inwards by the water pressure at that depth. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $350-$500. 1387. Champagne-style glass wine bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 1073 grams, 12” tall, 3-1/2” diameter. Tall, medium-green bottle with long sloping shoulders, thick glass (to withstand the internal pressures of carbonation and help prevent spoilage from heat), very deep pontil, intact and ready for display with stand. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $200-$300. 1388. Hock-style glass wine bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 706 grams, 14” tall, 2-3/4” diameter. Tall, slender dark-amber wine bottle, the shape referred to as “hock” which may have been an abbreviation for Hockheim, a German vineyard village, intact and ready for display with stand. The bottle’s cork is still present at the bottom of the bottle, having been pushed inwards by the water pressure at that depth. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $200-$300. 1389. J. Bourne & Son stoneware master ink bottle, ex-SS Republic (1865), with wooden stand. 517 grams, 7” tall, 3” diameter.

Attractive with burnt-orange patina and a few pieces of white barnacles, this stoneware bottle was used to hold ink and was widely imported into the U.S., the clay used to make it fired at a high enough temperature to make it non-absorbent, intact and attractive for display with stand. From the SS Republic (1865), with original salvor’s certificate and wooden display stand. Estimate: $400-$600.

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R.M.S. Empress of Ireland, sunk in 1914 in the Saint Lawrence River, Canada 1390. Intact and sealed bottle of beer, ex-Empress of Ireland (1914), ex-Bart Malone. 8-3/4” x 2-3/4”, 888 grams. The sinking of

the R.M.S. Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence River on May 29, 1914 ranks among the worst shipwrecks ever and has come to be known as “Canada’s Titanic.” In the early hours of that day, the ship, caught in fog, was struck on its starboard side at midships by the Norwegian collier Storstad. Within 15 minutes after the collision, the Empress of Ireland had turned on its starboard side and sank into the river; only 465 passengers and crew were saved of the 1,477 on board. This bottle of beer was recovered intact from the wreck decades after its sinking. It would have been stored in one of the ship’s fully stocked pantries among other bottles of beer, champagne, and wine. While any labels or markings indicating the beer style or its producer have disintegrated, the glass bottle is identified as being produced by English glassmaker Cannington, Shaw & Co. Limited by the “CS & Co. LD.” and “5020.” markings on the bottom. The beer is still sealed in the bottle by its cork, which has been covered with wax after its recovery for reinforcement. It is uncommon to find intact bottles aboard shipwrecks and much rarer to have one from a very famous wreck still containing its 100+ year old contents. From the Empress of Ireland (1914), pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. Estimate: $250-$375.

S.S. Medina, sunk in 1917 off Devon, England

1391. Silver-plated oval serving platter, with markings of

rising sunface and interlaced P&O on top and Elkington Plate on bottom, ex-Medina (1917). 829 grams, 14” x 10” x 1”.

Perfectly preserved, plain serving platter, bright silver in color with light champagne toning starting to form, with markings on top and bottom, rare as an artifact from a World War I ocean-liner sunk on her way back from Bombay, India, by a German U-Boat on April 28, 1917 near Plymouth, England. From the S.S. Medina (1917), with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1392. Silver-plated gravy boat, with markings of rising sunface and interlaced P&O on side and Elkington Plate on bottom, ex-Medina (1917). 402 grams, 8-1/4” x 4” x 4-1/4”. Lovely,

well-preserved gravy boat, bright silver in color with light champagne toning starting to form, of plain manufacture with markings on side and bottom, rare as an artifact from a World War I ocean-liner sunk on her way back from Bombay, India, by a German U-Boat on April 28, 1917 near Plymouth, England. From the S.S. Medina (1917), with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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S.S. Aurania, sunk in 1918 off Island of Mull, Scotland

1393. Silver-plated oval serving dish with two-handled cover,

marked with Cunard Steamship logo on both parts and Regent Plate on bottom, ex-Aurania (1918). 1202 grams total, 10”

x 8” x 3”. Intact serving dish with two-handled lid, both pieces with

markings on side and bottom, lovely decoration of striations around rim with intermittent X’s, bright silver in color with light champagne toning starting to form, rare provenance as from the Aurania which was a World War I troop carrier torpedoed by German U-boats off Ireland on February 4, 1918, and subsequently sunk near the Island of Mull, Scotland, after being towed there, her silver room (which held this creamer) not reached by salvagers until 1980. From the S.S. Aurania (1918), with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1394. Silver-plated handled creamer, marked with Cunard Steamship

logo and Elkington Plate stamps, ex-Aurania (1918). 147 grams, 2-1/2” tall, 2” diameter at base. Simple, well-preserved little creamer with markings on side and

bottom, little sign of corrosion, bright silver in color with light champagne toning starting to form, rare provenance as from the Aurania which was a World War I troop carrier torpedoed by German U-boats off Ireland on February 4, 1918, and subsequently sunk near the Island of Mull, Scotland, after being towed there, her silver room (which held this creamer) not reached by salvagers until 1980. From the S.S. Aurania (1918), with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1395. Silver-plated round sugar bowl with two handles, marked with

Cunard Steamship logo on side and Regent Plate on bottom, ex-Aurania (1918). 373 grams, 6” x 3-1/2” x 4”. Almost pristine sugar bowl (small corrosion holes

on one side) with markings on side and bottom, bright silver in color with light champagne toning starting to form, rare provenance as from the Aurania which was a World War I troop carrier torpedoed by German U-boats off Ireland on February 4, 1918, and subsequently sunk near the Island of Mull, Scotland, after being towed there, her silver room (which held this creamer) not reached by salvagers until 1980. From the S.S. Aurania (1918), with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts

1396. Large chinoiserie First Class cup by Richard Ginori, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 119 grams, 2” x 4-1/14”.

1398. Large First Class cup with saucer by Richard Ginori,

The finest china items used aboard the Andrea Doria were those with Asian-inspired designs by Italian company Richard Ginori. This fully intact First Class cup, despite having encrustation and some degradation from its decades in saltwater, still has both scenes visible along with a stylized Italia crest. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 390 grams total, 2-1/4” x 5-1/8” (cup), 3/4” x 6-1/4” (saucer). This matched pair is an example

1397. Small chinoiserie First Class demi-tasse (espresso) cup

1399. Large Cabin Class cup with saucer by Verbano, exAndrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 473 grams total, 2-1/4” x 4-7/8”

with saucer by Richard Ginori, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), exMalone. 159 grams total, 1-5/8” x 3-1/4 “ (cup), 1/2” x 4-5/8” (saucer).

Choice, matching pair of an ornately design cup and saucer used for serving espresso to First Class passengers. The cup has a stable 1-1/4” hairline crack near the Italia crest along with a few minor stains and encrustation near the handle; the saucer is very nice with only a few flecks of staining. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

of the standard (yet no less elegant) china that First Class passengers would have used. Much of the maroon and gold braid design is still present with some minor staining to note from the time it spent on the wreck. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

(cup) 3/4” x 5-7/8” (saucer). The plainer designs of the Cabin Class china belie the fact that service aboard the luxury liner, no matter the class, was of the highest standard for the Italia Line. Most of the blue trim on this matched pair is still visible with some encrustation and staining noted on the cup. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1402. Lot of three glass goblets (two clear, one green), ex-

1400. Porcelain serving bowl by Richard Ginori, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 383 grams, 1-3/4” x 7-3/8”. Much of the

Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 379 grams total, 3-7/8” x 2-1/2” (green), 4-3/4” x 3” (large clear), 4” x 2-5/8” (small clear). The many drinks

blue and gold trim along with a faded Italia Line crest is still visible on this lightly stained bowl. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

served aboard the luxury liner necessitated having a wide variety of different glasses in stock. Three different types are represented here; the green goblet has a small chip on the lip while the two clear glasses are intact. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1401. Lot of two porcelain dinner plates by Richard Ginori, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 986 grams total, 7/8” x 8” (red

plate), 1-1/2” x 9” (blue plate). Two intact plates, one with red and gold trim and the other with blue and gold trim, with some stains and light encrustation as found. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1403. Lot of two glasses (one cordial and one tall), ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 326 grams total, 4-1/4” x 2-3/8” (cordial), 5-1/2” x 2-1/4” (tall). Two more examples of drinkware from the Andrea Doria, both intact with

some haze and staining on the tall glass. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1404. Silver plated egg holder by F. Broggi, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 90 grams, 2-3/4” x 1-1/2”. The incuse crest of the

Italia Line is opposite from the maker’s name, F. Broggi, who produced much of the silverware used on the Andrea Doria. Darkly toned exterior surfaces with bright silver in the cup and along the bottom. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1406. Lot of seven pieces of silver/flatware by F. Broggi, ex-

Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 381 grams total (various sizes).

Group containing three forks, one spoon, one knife, a butter knife, and a cake server. All with toning and/or encrustation, one fork heavily corroded. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1407. Glazed clay ashtray, ex-Andrea Doria (1956), exMalone. 180 grams, 1-1/4” x 4-3/4”. The light blue crest of the Italia 1405. Lot of seven pieces of silver/flatware by F. Broggi,

ex-Andrea Doria (1956), ex-Malone. 397 grams total (various sizes). Varied group containing two forks, two tablespoons, one knife,

a large serving spoon, and a large forked spoon. All with toning and/ or encrustation, some corrosion on the two tablespoons. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Line is still visible on this encrusted ashtray recovered from the wreck; a small broken-off section has been glued back on. From the Andrea Doria (1956), pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Non-Wreck Artifacts Natural History Fossils

1408. Baltic amber with preserved ants and spider, approx. 1409. Baltic amber with preserved spider, approx. 44 mil-

44 million years old, from Kaliningrad, Russia. 12.69 grams, 2” x 1-1/2”. Oval-shaped transparent blob of reddish amber with two ants and a spider entombed (the spider apparently preparing to feast on one of the ants), in addition to tiny plant spores, interesting holes from some long-ago branch or plant. With photo enlargement of inclusions. Estimate: $200-$300.

lion years old, from Kaliningrad, Russia. 5.43 grams, 2” x 3/4”.

Small oblong piece of transparent light-colored amber with complete spider entombed inside. With photo enlargement of inclusions. Estimate: $150-$225.

1410. Megalodon (giant shark) tooth, approx. 3 to 15 million years old. 724

grams, 4-3/4” x 3-1/2”. Carcharocles megalodon, meaning “big tooth,” an extinct species of

shark from the Miocene era, this tooth in good condition with dull gray-brown enamel containing some rust-colored stains and light patches of sedimentation on back, mattebrown base, great for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1411. Mastodon tooth (juvenile), approx. 10,000 to 3 mil- 1412. Woolly mammoth tooth, approx. 10,000 to 100,000

lion years old, rare. 232 grams, 3” x 2-3/4”. Ice age relic found by a commercial fisherman in the North Sea, dark black hand-sized tooth with light-brown roots, all in very good condition and perfect for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

years old, found off the east coast of Florida. 1269 grams, 5” x 5” x 3”. Partial tooth, reportedly found south of Sebastian Inlet on the

east coast of Florida, with encrustation to show for its time exposed on the seafloor. Estimate: $250-$375.

Arms / Armor / Militaria

Cannons / Cannonballs / Artillery

1413. Large Spanish colonial bronze signal cannon (mortar) 1414. Spanish colonial bronze signal cannon (mortar), with rounded bottom, 1600s-1700s. 27 lbs, 7-1/2” tall, 6-1/2” diameter. Sometimes called a “thunder mug,” small cannons like this

were used as powder-testers and signaling guns, or in this case firing a projectile, this one with heavy brown-green patina, side lift handle, tapered body with ring-turned decoration, base with powder receptacle and vent, rounded bottom, in good condition with some sedimentation in crevices. Estimate: $350-$500.

1600s-1700s. 2502 grams, 4” x 3-3/4” x 1-7/8” bore. Sometimes called

a “thundermug,” short flat-bottomed cannons like this were used as powder-testers and signaling guns, this one of typical design consisting of ring-turned decoration, touch-hole at bottom (the hole rather large, with V-shaped void on bottom, possibly fragmented from use), nice green patina all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

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1415. Small iron cannonball grenade (three-pounder) with fuse intact, 1700s. 318 grams, 3” diameter. Neat, well-preserved hol-

low ball with casting seam all around the middle meeting at a 1/2” permanently plugged hole, matte dark iron color, no rust or appreciable corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225. 1416. Iron cannonball tongs, probably 1700s-1800s. 2738 grams, 24” long. Crudely made tongs of an older design with rounded jaws, uneven hand-forged surfaces, rusty metal pin as joiner, dark matte appearance with spots of reddish rust. Estimate: $150-$225.

1417. Dutch East Indian (Indonesian) bronze lantaka (cannon) with original yoke (1800s). 72 lb, 45-1/2” long, 5” at its widest.

Somewhat crude and well used (dark bronze color all over), with 1-1/2” bore inside 5” flare with sight, 9” yoke, leaf-shaped sight in lieu of lifting handles at breech in front of touch-hole, 6”-long hollow cascabel (for tiller handle) of 2” diameter, manageable size and weight for display (but not for firing), base (in photo) not included. (Special shipping applies; pickup in person recommended.) With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Edged Weapons

1418. Spanish colonial “espada ancha” sword, ca. 1800. 660 grams, 33” long, 28” blade. Double-edged sword, hand-forged iron guard

with clamshell decoration on same plane as blade, D-shaped guard with serpent head quillon, and hardwood handle, made in Toledo in 1792 (T for Toledo and 1792 inscribed on one side) and inscribed with cypher of King Carlos IV on the other side, of Mexican origin, darkly toned but in great shape, minimal rust. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1419. European saber with steel handle (no guard), probably 1700s-1800s. 570 grams, 30-1/2” long, 25” blade. Curved, single-edged blade, curved handle with faint decorations still visible, CS stamped near hilt, some pitting but intact. Estimate: $150-$225.

1420. Spanish colonial “flamberge” short sword, 1700s to early 1800s. 601 grams, 27-1/2” long, 22” blade. Distinctive wavy-bladed sword with polished brass hilt, animal horn handle wrapped in twisted wire, minor pitting and rust, from a Florida collection. With photocertificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1421. Spanish colonial sailor’s folding jackknife, 1700s. 107

1422. Large Spanish sailor’s navaja (folding knife), signed

were very popular among Spanish sailors, who sometimes called them “Bilbao knives” for the Portuguese port. This single-edge specimen is of colonial manufacture, a horn handle with simple file-cut decorations, three small gouges to handle. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1562), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

length. The immediate predecessor to the modern jackknife, the Spanish navaja was popular with thieves and gypsies as a small, easily accessible blade that could be tucked safely into one’s belt. Clip-pointed blade with ornate brass handle and hanging loop, cow horn and floral scrimshawed grip with a silver inlaid plaque. Good overall condition. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1567), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

grams, 13-1/4” overall length, 6-1/4” blade length. Folding knives like this

“Beauvoir,” 1800s. 170 grams, 13-1/2” overall length, 5-1/2” blade

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Firearms

1423. European flintlock pistol, mid-1700s. 561 grams, 12-1/2” long, 7” barrel. Old and sturdy walnut, steel and silver-inlaid .50 calibergun comprised of engraved, tapered steel barrel with proof marks and maker’s stamps, steel lock with S-shaped hammer, steel butt plate, side plate and trigger guard, ornate silver inlay over wood stock, functional and intact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

1424. European .70 caliber officer’s flintlock pistol, late 1700s. 731 grams, 12” long, 6-1/4” barrel. Well-made and heavy dark-chocolate walnut and steel gun comprised of octagonal multi-grooved steel barrel with touch marks, polished wood stock with relief carving and checkering on wrist, ornate steel mounts, wooden ramrod, and converted flintlock to percussion system. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1425. European double-barrel gentleman’s “tap” action flintlock pistol, ca. 1790-early 1800s. 472 grams, 8-1/4” long, 4-1/4”

barrel. Very attractive small pistol with solid brass frame made of two deeply rifled, round .45-caliber barrels, Liege proof mark and carved and checkered walnut grip, functioning flintlock with sliding safety. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Equestrian

1426. Pair of Spanish colonial cast brass stirrups (estribos), 1427. Spanish colonial lady’s cast brass stirrup (estribo), 1700s-1800s. 1902 grams total, each about 8” x 3-1/2” x 3-3/4”. Agetoned brass shoes with upturned toes and open backs, an old design that was imported from Europe while some were made locally, whimsical scroll work on upper sides, two round vent-holes in the bottom of each shoe, these stirrups are in nice original condition with honest wear and only minor scratches and nicks from use. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1700s-1800s. 669 grams, 9” x 4” x 5”. Petite flat shoe resembling a closed-toe sandal, made of cast brass ornately carved with floral and peacock open-weave decoration, clasped-hand design on strap hanger, and inscribed flower on heel, overall darkly age toned and complete. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1428. Pair of brass spurs (espuelas) from Peru, late Spanish

colonial or early Republican (1800s). 315 grams, each 7-1/2” long with 2-1/2” diameter rowels. Very well-preserved matched plain brass spurs with functional seven-point rowels. Estimate: $200-$300.

Jewelry / Religious

1429. Red-coral rosary with gilt silver filigree cross, 1700s to early 1800s, in Riker display box. 43 grams, 16” long. This

complete and intact rosary, probably German but found in Holland, typically contains five “decades” of ten smooth red-coral beads each, with a larger and ornately carved red-coral bead at each connection between decades, the antiphon (drop) containing two more of each kind of bead (hence a total of 52 smooth and six ornately carved), leading to a small cross and larger crucifix, the latter two items in gilt silver filigree (as are the decade-connectors, the gilding mostly worn away) with red crystal beads on the points (including in the quadrants of the crucifix). Catholic tradition states that red coral has healing powers. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1430. Spanish colonial crucifix, 1700s to early 1800s, in

Riker display box. 27 grams, 5” x 3”. Simple wooden cross with brass Jesus figure (brass nail missing from right hand) applied to front with brass INRI above and brass skull-and-crossbones (representing Golgotha) below, brass hanger at top and sides, well used but intact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Kitchen/Tableware and Bottles

1431. English glass “onion” bottle, early 1700s. 720 grams, 7-1/2” tall x 5-1/2” diameter. Typical “black glass” bottle, dark green in

1432. Dutch glass “onion” bottle, early 1700s. 865 grams, 7”

color, a 1” pontil, in choice condition with smooth glass surface and few scratches, a beauty to display, hand-written note says it was found in the Thames River. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

tall, 5-1/4” diameter. Another typical “black glass” bottle with dark-green color, this one with sedimentation inside and some scratches on outside as from use, hand-written note says it was recovered from the Essequibo River in Guyana. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1433. German Westerwald stoneware tavern pot with King

1434. Bronze mortar with two pestles (different types) from

George II design, mid-1700s. 611 grams, 6” tall. Popular Westerwald stoneware tavern pot of blue cobalt and purple manganese glaze with a central cypher of King George II (ca. 1760), made in Germany for the British trade, very good condition with slight wear to glaze, patinated uncleaned surface on interior. Recovered from the York River, Virginia, and pedigreed to our Auction 21 (lot #2038), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Virginia, late 1700s or early 1800s. 2263 grams total, the mortar

5” x 4”, the pestles 6-1/2” and 4-1/4” long. Medium-sized flat-bottomed vessel with three faint horizontal striations around sides, dull in color and lightly sedimented in bottom, pestles each of different type, one long with flat knobs at each end and the other small with rounded knobs on ends. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1435. Large, ornate, rectangular silver tray from Potosí, Bo-

livia, late 1800s, silversmith J. Guzman (stamped), doubleheaded 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. With Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Nautical

1436. Original brass-and-wood five-drawer mariner’s tele-

scope (1800s). 1288 grams, 12-3/8” long closed, 42-3/8” fully open. Elegant, simple telescope, intact and functional, rare with original brass objective-lens cover, original brass and wood, no markings as to maker. Estimate: $500-$750.

Scales and Weights

1437. Set of brass nested cup-weights in lidded case (16 oz), probably made in Nuremberg, Germany, in the 1600s-1700s, ex-Meylach. 449 grams, 1-1/2” tall, 2-1/2” wide. Almost complete set (missing the smallest weight of 1/4 oz), each cup marked with weight in ounces as 1/2, 1, 2, 4 and 8, with 16 on lid, also with stamped S on lid, intact and displayable. Pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction 10, lot #1400). Estimate: $150-$225.

1438. English Georgian coin scale, ca. 1800. 203 grams, 7-1/2”

x 3-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Lightweight hinged oak box containing paper label affixed to inside of lid (with tables to reduce pence and shillings to cents and notation of value of pistareens, in addition to dispensing a bit of folk advice about do-it-yourself lantern wicks), steel scale with two brass pans, original old suspension cords and two weights, all in good original condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1439. French balance scale for gold coins, early 1800s. 109

grams, 6-3/4” x 2-3/4”. Little gold scale with cut steel beam, original

brass pans and cording, three graduated brass weights, all housed in a custom wooden box with original paper trade label (mostly intact) and latches. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1611), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

Maps

1440. Gold and silver scale in original tole-painted tin case

with trade label of William Poyntell, 1800s. 110 grams, 5” x 2-3/8” x 3/4”. Small metal oval-shaped box, a rare colonial American artifact

from important Philadelphia printer and merchant William Poyntell, with his address as “second-street, near the court-house” printed on original paper label inside showing values of various gold and silver coins, containing several different brass weights and two brass pans. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Documents

1441. Small, British map entitled “An Accurate Map of the West Indies,” by George Rollos (London, 1762), engraved for The Royal magazine. 10-1/2” x 8-1/8” (image size 9-1/2” x 6-3/4”).

Nice condition save for light vertical folds, good color, desirable as showing the entire Caribbean and the lands around it. Pedigreed to our Auction 15 (lot #1516). Estimate: $300-$450.

1442. Dutch copper-engraved map of Cartagena, Colombia,

ca. 1766, by Isaac Tirion. 11-1/4” x 8-3/8” (image size 10-3/8” x 7-1/8”). Top-quality Dutch print of the plan of Cartagena, Colombia, two light folds, strong original color. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Postcards

1445. Postcard showing the Titanic (sunk in 1912), with

original signatures of three survivors of the wreck (B.V. Dean, E.E. Haisman and Eva Hart), ex-Jones. 5-1/2” x 3-1/2”. Postcard

featuring a photograph of the Titanic with survivor signatures above image, reverse blank. It is rare to see so many survivor autographs on one postcard—most known pieces are signed by one or two at most. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1443. Postcard showing the Titanic (sunk in 1912) and sheet

music for “Nearer My God to Thee,” with original signatures of four survivors of the wreck (B.V. Dean, Millvina Dean, E.E. Haisman and Eva Hart), ex-Jones. 5-12” x 3-1/2”. Uncommon

Photos

piece of Titanic memorabilia showing sheet music for “Nearer My God to Thee,” reported by some survivors as one of the hymns played by the ship’s string ensemble as the vessel sank, with survivor signatures across the top, the reverse showing it was unmailed. It is rare to see so many survivor autographs on one postcard—most known pieces are signed by one or two at most. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Heritage Currency auction of January 2006, with original lot-sleeve #15129. Estimate: $100-$150.

1444. Postcard showing the Titanic (sunk in 1912), with

original signatures of four survivors of the wreck (B.V. Dean, Millvina Dean, E.E. Haisman and Beatrice Sandstrom), exJones. 5-1/2” x 3-1/2”. A postcard of a drawing of the Titanic entitled “The Most Appalling Disaster in Maritime History” with survivor signatures above ship, the other side showing an address and a King George V halfpenny stamp indicating it had been mailed on April 21, 1924 to a Miss R. Moorton in Eastbourne, England. It is rare to see so many survivor autographs on one postcard—most known pieces are signed by one or two at most. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Heritage Currency auction of January 2006, with original lot-sleeve #17131. Estimate: $100-$150.

1446. Lot of two framed UPI black-and-white photographs from 1975 showing the Treasure Salvors vessel North Wind before it capsized while searching for the Atocha. 13” x 10” each in frames. Each one stamped UPI FILE PHOTO at top left, with

captions at top left giving dates and description of scenes, one showing divers “lifting some bronze cannons from the wreckage” and the other showing the North Wind with personnel on board, including “Dirk Fisher, his wife Angela [sic] and another crew member” who “died when trapped below decks when the ship capsized,” the photos clearly aged (faded and starting to crack a little) but still sharp and obviously very important to fans of Atocha and Fisher history. Pedigreed to our Auction 18 (lot #1161). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Gold Cobs

Shipwreck Coins

Bogotá, Colombia

1447. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 8 escudos, 1750/49S, assayer

not visible (S above denomination 8 to left), mintmark F-S to right, proper quadrants but lions facing right, rare. Restrepo-M98.4

Polished AXF with somewhat rolled edge from mounting, bold full cross-and-tressure with clear bottom half of date (all 1750s being overdates), nearly full shield (slightly off-center) with oddly right-facing lions in proper quadrants, an aspect of some silver coin of this period as well, faint toning here and there. Pedigreed to our Auction 20, with original lot-tag #49. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

var; S-B27a; Cal-801; KM-unl (26 for type). 26.45 grams.

1448. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, assayer

not visible. Restrepo-M66; Cal-Type 151. 6.75 grams. Full shield and cross

with nice toning, heavy scratches to left of shield, otherwise XF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 on the Bassas da India atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar (east of Africa)

1453. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer not visible, cut down to 4R size. 12.91 grams. Thick center-cut of an 8R whose edges were probably heavily corroded, with heavy pitting on shield as well but the cross well preserved and nearly full, lightly toned. With photocopy of article entitled “Wreck of the Santiago,” by Dr. Brian R. Stuckenberg (1982). Estimate: $100-$150.

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

1454. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer 1449. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (17)47S, rare. Restrepo- not visible (F), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). KM-44.1. 12.07 grams. Broad

M94.2; Cal-665; S-B27a; KM-25. 5.76 grams. Very bold S inside X•X in lieu of legend to right of full but off-center shield, full but tiny cross-and-tressure on other side with much legend including bottom half of date, with hole at one end, the edge lightly shaved, XF overall. Estimate: $600-$900.

Seville, Spain

Charles-Joanna

1450. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer * to right, mintmark S to left. Cal-196. 3.31 grams. Typically thin, broad

flan with full inner details and most of legends, lightly polished AU-. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Philip III

1451. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible. Cal-Type 197. 5.89 grams. Clipped flan with good full cross, off-center shield, VF with contrasting sediment in crevices. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Toledo, Spain

Charles-Joanna

1452. Toledo, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer

M to right, mintmark T to left. Cal-202. 3.20 grams. Nice full shield

and cross with much legend, XF with light toning, but tangential part of edge clipped away long ago, scarce type reportedly struck in 1543. Estimate: $600-$900.

flan with choice full cross despite moderate corrosion all over, the shield also full, with dark toning in crevices throughout. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 217 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the Ponterio auction of June 2002, with original lot-tag #614 and generic certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

San Martin, sunk in 1618 off the east coast of Florida 1455. Lot of eight Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II and

III, various assayers (where visible), ex-Horner. 120.32 grams total.

All rather worn and thin from corrosion but with at least recognizable shields and crosses, one with some orange encrustation. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection (our Auction 19, with original lot-tag #336). Estimate: $500-$750.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola Mexico

1456. Lot of five Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (where visible). S-M19; KM-45. 128.75 grams total. Solid

coins with good full crosses and shields, most with oMP and a few with visible denomination 8, even a few partial dates, no corrosion, mostly nicely toned. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1457. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 13.46 grams. Crude flan with blunted points and two

1464. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P.

Mexico

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

hammered-smooth areas in periphery (as made), most of shield and cross still visible, no corrosion whatsoever, silvery. Estimate: $100-$150.

1458. Lot of five Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV,

assayer P (where visible). S-M19; KM-38. 64.88 grams total. Solid coins with good full crosses and shields, most with oMP visible, nicely toned and generally corrosion-free. Estimate: $600-$900.

1459. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (163)1(T), ex-Jones (Plate

Coin).

Bold 1 of date outside of off-center cross with one full lion and some surface corrosion, the shield side heavily pitted and some edge-loss as well. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 225 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with original tag and large folio-type certificate #18311. Estimate: $100-$150. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1456. 21.42 grams.

“San Francisco wreck,” sunk ca. 1647 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1460. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P,

ex-Jones. S-M19; KM-45. 18.93 grams. Oblong flan with most of cross and shield despite moderate to heavy corrosion and flatness, full oMP, one spot of dark horn silver. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, with Sedwick certificate from 2002. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lastdrager, sunk in 1653 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland

1461. Emden (German States, Holy Roman Empire), 28 stuber (2/3 thaler), Ferdinand II (1619-1637), ex-Jones. 17.57 grams.

Very darkly toned, with some spots of encrustation and horn silver, yet with all legends and inner details at least mostly visible. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 1, with original lot-tag #125 and our certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-M19; KM-38. 12.75 grams. Bold

full cross and shield with very bold assayer, peripherally flat and with light corrosion, patchy dark and brassy toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lima

1465. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, “Star of Lima” type, 1659(V).

S-L5; KM-15; Cal-676. 1.39 grams. First variety with V to left, I to right and star / LIMA / 1659 between pillars (Series IA), the pillars-and-waves full but off-center, the cross also off-center and nearly full, thin from corrosion but with nice toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20192. Estimate: $100-$150.

1466. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, “Star of Lima” type, 1(6)59(V).

S-L5; KM-15; Cal-676. 3.30 grams. A known error variety lacking the 6 of the date, which appears as 159 below mintmark L-star-M (not visible on this example), bold denomination I to right (assayer V to left also not visible), nearly full cross but flat peripheries, light corrosion and toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20189. Estimate: $75-$110.

1467. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, “Star of Lima” type, 16(59)V. S-L5; KM-15; Cal-676. 1.72 grams. Full

waves and one full pillar with bold full assayer V to left and L-star-(M) / 16(59) to right (off-center), full and well-centered but mostly weak cross, thin from corrosion but nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20191. Estimate: $60-$90.

Potosí Shield Type

1468. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III or IV,

assayers not visible. 7.13 grams total. Both thin from corrosion but with good full crosses (and one with good full shield, too), also nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M20197, 8. Estimate: $100-$150.

1469. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, Philip II, assayer B

(1st period and ?). KM-2.2; Cal-242. 5.73 grams total. Both coins worn but practically uncorroded and both holed near edge as used in pendants in their own time (rare to see from a wreck), both with full cross and shield but one much nicer than the other, with contrasting toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M20180, 1. Estimate: $80-$120.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Potosí 1652 Transitionals Ecuador 1470. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1652E) Transitional, Pillars-and-Waves

McLean Type II. S-P37; KM-B13.2; Cal-748. 1.93 grams. Variety with (F)-

1462. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; I-IIII across top and (E-I)-E across bottom (the bottom-right E with KM-13; Cal-752. 2.62 grams. Well-centered full cross and pillars-and-waves

with full date and •PH•, nicely toned with only light corrosion. According to Mastalir, this is a new subtype and dies, to be coded as II.b-ba.? (1) 1 (L,VL-n-TH) (v or x ?) in a yet-to-be-published work on post-1652 issues. Estimate: $100-$150.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

1463. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). KM-45. 17.75 grams. Thin, roundish flan with heavily

broken foot, making it look like an F), the other side with A-P (5) to left and O-(E-2) to right, both crowns full and with minimal corrosion but much flatness, also one point of edge upturned. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M20179. Estimate: $60-$90.

1471. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, (1652E) Transitional, McLean Type IIc. S-P37; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 0.83 gram. Variety with motto as (PL-VS)-VL / T-R-A on pillars side, with parts of the pillars bold but the rest of the coin (including the whole cross) featureless from corrosion, still recognizable as a rare denomination and type as from a wreck, also nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20204. Estimate: $60-$90.

pitted cross, nice upper half of shield with clear mintmark oM but rest corroded and/or flat, some contrasting toning and horn silver. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1472. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R, (1652E) Tran- 1482. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1654E, P-pomegranate-E at sitionals, early type with cross on both sides. S-P37; KM-unl; Cal-

top, rare. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-585. 1.12 grams. Full but off-center monogram

Potosí Pillars and Waves

1483. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1655E, P•H at top, rare.

not visible. KM-25. 6.93 grams. Good full cross with bold mintmark to left, bold full pillars-and-waves with second mintmark at bottomright and clear denomination 4 at top, but all other details worn away from corrosion (thin flan), well toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

ing toning, curiously holed in its time (rare to find from a wreck). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20193. Estimate: $60-$90.

579. 3.12 grams total. Thin

from corrosion but all recognizable and with small bits of legend visible (great for study), nicely toned, one holed as found. With ROBCAR photo-certificates #M20200, 1, 2, 3. Estimate: $100-$150.

with bold P-pomegranate-E above and (6)54 date below, also good full cross with clear king’s ordinal IIII in legend, thin from corrosion but a key rarity for 1/2R collectors, nicely contrasting toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20196. Estimate: $60-$90. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-586. 1.55 grams. Full monogram and date (possibly 5/4)

1473. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Charles II, date and assayer with clear P•(H) above, bold full cross, lightly corroded with contrast1484. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1666(?)E, •-pomegranate-• at top. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-597. 1.61 grams. Bold Philip IV monogram with 100% full •-pomegranate-• at top, clear 66 of date with last digit too weak

1474. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-16; Cal-934. to discern, choice full cross with dark, contrasting toning, minimal cor4.31 grams. Broad, thin and somewhat odd-shaped flan with full pillar and

cross but much surface corrosion and no contrast. With “Isla de Muerto Shipwreck” (HRC) tag #2237. Estimate: $100-$150.

rosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20194. Estimate: $60-$90.

1485. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1671. S-P37b; KM-22; Cal-161. 1.64 grams. Bold full cross, clear monogram and date despite corrosion,

1475. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1667E. S-P37a; KM-16. 4.05 nicely toned. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2019115. Esti-

grams. Bold pillars-and-waves with clear E-67-P across bottom, heavily corroded and off-center cross, nice toning in crevices. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020233. Estimate: $100-$150.

mate: $60-$90.

1486. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1675. S-P37b; KM-22; Cal-165.

1.33 grams. Two dates, both in four digits (which is rare), the (bold) cross

1476. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1661E. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-763. and monogram both full, also bold full mintmark, only light corrosion,

2.55 grams. Full pillars with clear date and assayer and denomination, also nice full cross with second date below, mintmark to left and assayer to right, some surface corrosion and with deep edge-crack but nicely toned all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20182. Estimate: $60-$90.

nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20195. Estimate: $70-$100.

1487. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1675. S-P37b; KM-22; Cal-165. 1.40 grams. Most of monogram and cross bold, the former with clear

1477. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-766. four-digit date below, lightly corroded, nicely toned. With ROBCAR tag 3.71 grams. Full pillars (one 100% complete) with bold date and mint-

mark and assayer, good but off-center cross, lightly toned and corroded but still overweight as made. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20183. Estimate: $70-$100.

1478. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13; Cal-766.

2.86 grams. Full but off-center pillars with full four-digit second date in

and photo-certificate #2020241. Estimate: $60-$90.

Clumps and Encrusted Coins

1488. Clump of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, one dated 1659E.

3.59 grams total. Offset stack, one coin with fully exposed cross side show-

legend as a result, nearly full cross (flat on left side) with third date below and assayer to right inside full PHILIPPVS IIII, only light surface corrosion, toned on fields. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020239. Estimate: $75-$110.

ing full date and assayer as well as king’s ordinal IIII and full pillar on the other side, the other coin with just part of the cross showing and a couple letters of the pillars-side motto, lightly corroded and toned. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020240 (one coin listed as a 1/2R in error). Estimate: $100-$150.

1479. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1676E. S-P37b; KM-23; Cal-262.

1489. Clump of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R, one shield-type

2.06 grams. Interesting shape (rather heart-like, with natural edge-cracks

at top reminiscent of flames), with bold centers including date 76 above waves, assayer to right of cross and king’s ordinal II below, light surface corrosion, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20188. Estimate: $75-$110.

1480. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677/6E. S-P37b; KM-23; Cal-unl.

2.97 grams. Very bold full pillars-and-waves with particularly bold overdate 77/6 (also most of 1677/6 in legend), the cross also full and choice with clear assayer to right, very nicely toned and with only light surface corrosion, the edge a little ragged (as made). With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M20184. Estimate: $75-$110.

1481. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; Cal-263. 2.04 grams. Full pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles with three full

dates (rare thus), also two full mintmarks and assayers, but somewhat thin from corrosion and with low-contrast toning. With “Isla de Muerto Shipwreck” (HRC) tag #73. Estimate: $70-$100.

and the other dated 1679C. 4.76 grams total. Offset stack, one coin with bold pillars and 7 of date as well as a clear assayer C and part of another on the other side, the shield-type coin with just part of shield and cross showing and with raised area of dark encrustation, otherwise white from cleaning, lightly corroded. With ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020237. Estimate: $100-$150.

1490. Lot of seven encrusted silver-cob minors (1R and/or

1/2R) in baseball-card holders with small (original) ROBCAR certificates. 4” x 3” each. All encrusted as found, a few showing some

design details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1491. Lot of seven encrusted silver-cob minors (1R and/or

1/2R) in baseball-card holders with small (original) ROBCAR certificates. 4” x 3” each. All encrusted as found, a few showing some

design details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1492. Lot of seven encrusted silver-cob minors (1R and/or

1/2R) in baseball-card holders with small (original) ROBCAR certificates. 4” x 3” each. All encrusted as found, a few showing some

design details. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1/2R) in baseball-card holders with small (original) ROBCAR certificates. 4” x 3” each. All encrusted as found, a few showing some

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1/2R) in baseball-card holders with small (original) ROBCAR certificates. 4” x 3” each. All encrusted as found, a few showing some

of cross visible. With Queens Jewels LLC tag and photo-certificate #61099. Estimate: $75-$110.

1493. Lot of seven encrusted silver-cob minors (1R and/or design details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1501. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer not 1494. Lot of seven encrusted silver-cob minors (1R and/or visible. KM-35. 5.49 grams. Heavily corroded and silvery but with most design details. Estimate: $100-$150.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa 1495. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-M19; KM-45. 13.04 grams. Choice full shield and

cross despite corrosive thinning (more detail than usual for this wreck), partial date and oMP (style of 1660s), small edge-split. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 231 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), with generic certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

1496. Brabant (Brussels mint), Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1657, ex-Jones. KM-72.2. 23.45 grams. Full portrait with bold legend on that side, the reverse more corroded and the whole piece thin overall, very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #448 and original (generic) certificate from the salvors. Estimate: $100-$150.

1502. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, small silver cobs of

Philip V (short denomination set of 4R, 2R, 1R and 1/2R). 19.41 grams total. All solid examples with minor saltwater corrosion and some

design elements showing. Largest three with original Fisher tags #CB84226, 623 and 723 plus generic certificates and pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of February-March 1993. Estimate: $150-$225.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway 1503. Holland, United Netherlands, 2 stuivers, 1724, ex-Jones.

KM-48a. 1.09 grams. Full AU details with luster peeking through toning,

minimal surface corrosion. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 6, with original lot-tag #491 and certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

1504. Holland, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1729, NGC MS 62. KM-12.2. Typically choice details and luster, slight warp in flan (as

1497. Lot of seven miscellaneous European silver coins of the made) and natural lacuna near bottom of motto, also some die-clashing,

late 1600s. 73.47 grams total. Interesting mix of corroded shipwreck coins with three portrait ducatoons, a rider half ducatoon, a 1601 Holland 6 stuivers, a Westfriesland schelling, and a Zwolle arendschelling. With generic certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $350-$500.

popular as a high-grade gold coin from a well-known shipwreck. NGC #4464867-007. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1498. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711.

total. All with saltwater corrosion yet full details, some with hairlines from cleaning and patchy dark toning. With original (generic) certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shet- England 1505. Lot of five Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, land Isles, north of Scotland assayer MF: 1734, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738. KM-103. 127.33 grams

KM-83.1; Dav-1832. 31.85 grams. Full XF details, silvery from cleaning but with dark patches on “rider” side, minimal surface corrosion. With certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1499. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711.

KM-83.1; Dav-1832. 30.19 grams. Decent XF details despite surface corrosion all over, light toning (low contrast). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada 1500. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip IV or Charles

II, assayer not visible (1660s). 2.76 grams. Full 166 of date and oM mintmark to left of full upper half of shield, nearly full cross, lightly corroded and with low-contrast toning and scratches, desirable provenance proving the use of cobs in New York City at the time. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of February 1994. Estimate: $100-$150.

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

1506. Lot of two crown-size coins: Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF; and Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1639; both exSotheby, Parke-Bernet (1972). 55.28 grams total. XF/AU details with mostly nice toning (patchy on the ducatoon, but that coin also lustrous), small marks and light corrosion from salvage but all elements of design visible, traces of encrustation, desirable original auction provenance. Pedigreed to the Sotheby, Parke-Bernet auction of June 1972, with original lot-tags. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

1516. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Ferdinand

Co. copper duits (probably all Zeeland, 1752, about five to seven coins in each), as found. 136 grams total. All leaning stacks of

original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-060, -063, -081. Estimate: $200-$300.

1508. Large lot of six encrusted clumps of Dutch East India

all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1768M (two) and 1769M. KM77. Light corrosion and wear, some light toning. With original certificates

VI and Charles III, all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1756M, 1757M and 1768M. KM-76.1, 77. Lightly corroded and worn, the

1507. Large lot of six encrusted clumps of Dutch East India 1768 nicely toned and with the corrosion localized to the edge. With coins with thick encrustation. With certificates from the salvors. Estimate: $300-$450.

Co. copper duits (probably all Zeeland, 1752, about five to seven coins in each), as found. 150.50 grams. Mostly scattered groups

of coins heavily encrusted together. With certificates from the salvors. Estimate: $300-$450.

1517. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Charles III, from the salvors. NGC #4825070-080, -085, -090. Estimate: $200-$300.

1518. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Charles III, all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1769M and 1770M (three). KM-77. Light corrosion and wear, mostly lightly toned but the 1770 with

dark spot on pillars side. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC

Evstafii, sunk in 1780 off the Shetland #4825070-091, -095, -096, -099. Estimate: $250-$375. Busts Isles, north of Scotland

1509. Russia (Ekaterinburg mint), copper 5 kopeks, Catherine 1519. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1781FF.

II (the Great), 1764. KM-59.3. 46.33 grams. Nearly full VF details with

light surface corrosion, off-center strike, clear date, scarce as a wreck coin (and a wreck we have not offered in a decade). Pedigreed to our Auction 5, with original lot-tag #574 and Sedwick photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans, Louisiana

Bold XF obverse with full details, light toning with a couple coppery areas, the reverse smooth from heavy corrosion. With tag. Estimate: $60-$90.

Yonaka-M8-81; KM-106.2; Cal-1121. 20.11 grams.

1520. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1782FF.

Yonaka-M8-82; KM-106.2; Cal-1122. 21.26 grams. Bold XF reverse but weaker obverse (still with clear date) with speckled black oxidation, moderately corroded all over. With certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

1521. Lot of four Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles

Pillars

III, 1783FF. Yonaka-M8-83; KM-106.2; Cal-1124. 93.20 grams total. Typical condition for the wreck with moderate saltwater corrosion, most with full details visible. Estimate: $200-$300.

all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1741MF, 1744M and 1745M.

1522. Lot of ten Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

darkly toned and the 1745 worn. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-004, -009, -012. Estimate: $200-$300.

106.2; Cal-1124. 5-1/2” x 3-1/2” each. All moderately corroded with visible dates in promotional holders from 2008 that don’t mention their shipwreck origins. Each housed in a hard-plastic holder with printed card side (with coin) that says “America’s First Silver Dollar.” Estimate: $500-$750.

1510. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Philip V, KM-75.1, 75.2. Clear details despite light to moderate corrosion, the 1744

1511. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Philip V,

all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1745M and 1746M (two). KM-

75.2. All a bit worn and toned but only lightly corroded. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-013, -019, -020. Estimate: $200-$300.

1512. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Ferdinand

VI, 1752M, all NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.1. All a bit worn

and toned but only lightly corroded. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-036, -038, -039. Estimate: $200-$300.

1513. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Ferdinand

VI, all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1753M (two) and 1754M.

KM-76.1. All a bit worn and toned but only lightly corroded. With original

certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-043, -044, -047. Estimate: $200-$300.

1514. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Ferdinand

VI, 1755M, all NGC genuine / El Cazador. KM-76.1. All a bit worn

and lightly toned but minimally corroded. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-051, -053, -054. Estimate: $200-$300.

1515. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1R, Ferdinand

VI, all NGC genuine / El Cazador: 1755M (two) and 1756M.

KM-76.1. Light corrosion and wear, some light toning. With original certificates from the salvors. NGC #4825070-055, -057, -059. Estimate: $200-$300.

1783FF, in hard-plastic promotional holders. Yonaka-M8-83; KM-

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

1523. Lot of three Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, as follows: 1779FF, 1781FF and 1785FM. KM-106.2, 106.2a.

70.80 grams total. The 1781 is heavily corroded while the 1779 and 1785

have moderate saltwater effect with full details. With generic certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $200-$300.

Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador 1524. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918;

KM-97. 25.63 grams. UNC with sharp details, a few corrosion patches, gunmetal gray toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $100$150.

1525. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918;

KM-97. 26.06 grams. UNC with a spot of heavy corrosion on the obverse, dull gray tone. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1526. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Cal-918;

KM-97. 25.45 grams. Lightly corroded UNC with sharp details, pewter colored toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Cabalva, sunk in 1818 off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

1527. Lot of seven Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, as follows: 1791FM, 1804TH (2), 1805TH, 1807TH (2), 1808TH. KM-109. 158.14 grams total. All corroded yet with visible dates,

a few with damage. With generic certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $350-$500.

1535. Italy, Banca D’Italia, 1000 lire, 20-3-1947, serial Q23 / 094385, Einaudi-Urbini, ex-Malone. SCWPM-82. Moderate edge

degradation and light staining yet most of the design is visible, ink colors a bit faded. With original display box and booklet. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1536. Italy, Banca D’Italia, 1000 lire, date not visible (10-21948), serial V92 070124, Einaudi-Urbini, PCGS Genuine / Andrea Doria. SCWPM-88a. The paper used for the Italian notes was

1528. Lot of eight Spanish and Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, more susceptible to saltwater damage than the American silver certificates. Charles IV and Ferdinand VII. 175.27 grams total. Corroded with

some showing a good amount of detail and a few with dates visible. With generic certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $300-$450.

Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa

This note has moderate paper loss and staining yet much of the design is still visible. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, and booklet. PCGS #80020251. Estimate: $100-$150.

1537. Italy, Repubblica Italiana, 100 lire, date not visible

(1951), serial 2879 043643, ex-Malone. SCWPM-92b. Scarce type

1529. Lot of six Spanish and Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, note from the wreck with degradation and stains along the edges yet

Charles IV and Ferdinand VII. 118.94 grams total. Typical heavy salt-

almost all design elements visible. With original display box, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Massachusetts

1538. Italy, Repubblica Italiana, 50 lire, date not visible

water corrosion yet all but one with visible dates. With generic certificates from the salvager. Estimate: $250-$375.

1530. USA, legal tender, $2, series 1928F, serial D39444881A, Julian-Snyder, rare, ex-Malone. Fr-1507. Degraded and stained from

spending 25 years in saltwater with about 50% of the note still present, a rarity despite the quality as one of just three $2 notes we’ve seen from the Andrea Doria and the first of this particular series. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

1531. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935B, serial H07948071D, Julian-Vinson, ex-Malone.

Rare series from the wreck (the first we have offered), mostly intact with a degraded bottom left corner and some staining, some pre-sinking circulation handling evident. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $125-$200. Fr-1611.

1532. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935D, serial

Y93233683F, Clark-Snyder, narrow reverse border, ex-Malone. Circulated note with some paper degradation and staining from saltwater exposure. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

Fr-1613N.

1533. USA, silver certificate, $1, series 1935E, serial

W62953905H, Priest-Humphrey, PCGS Grade C, ex-Malone.

Fr-1614. Degraded paper with light staining, about 65% intact with most

center details still present. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, and booklet. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. PCGS #80017239. Estimate: $100-$150.

1534. Italy, Banca D’Italia, 1000 lire, 20-3-1947, serial N49 / 090512, Einaudi-Urbini, ex-Malone. SCWPM-82. Some paper degradation yet minimally stained, bright original ink colors. With original display box, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

(1951), 2819 027832, ex-Malone. SCWPM-91a. Another difficult type note from the Andrea Doria (we are aware of only a dozen or so), some saltwater damage spots and staining with most of the important details surviving. With original display box, salvager’s certificate, booklet, and informational brochure. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico Silver Cobs

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

1539. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-48j; Cal-140; S-M5. 3.19 grams. Broad-flan XF with

spotty toning in legends, a couple minor flat spots but otherwise full details including crown and legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 85 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $125-$200.

1540. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer G to right, mintmark M to left (M-G). Nesmith-48i;

Cal-140; S-M5. 3.33 grams. XF with full legends, old toning, minor doubling on pillars side. Estimate: $90-$135.

1541. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer G to left, mintmark M to right (G-M). Nesmith 44g; Cal-140; S-M5. 3.36 grams. Broad-flan VF, toned with some luster, small patches of dark oxidation. Estimate: $90-$135.

1542. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer R to right, mintmark M to left (M-R), ex-Jones. Nesmith-68a; Cal-155; S-M7. 3.29 grams. Contrasting dark toning with bold VF details, parts of legends softly struck, the pillars particularly nice. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

1543. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer L to right, mintmark M to left (M-L), exHubbard. Nesmith-84a; Cal-145; S-M9. 3.39 grams. Broad flan, high grade

(AU) but with some encrustation and slight crudeness of strike, important pedigree. Pedigreed to Clyde Hubbard (November 1971). Estimate: $90-$135.

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1544. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer L to left, mintmark oM to right (L-oM), ex-Jones.

1553. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

with bits of black horn silver on shield side, tiny edge-split. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $125-$200.

full cross, flat peripheries with small edge-crack, very cute test-mark/ chopmark combination on reverse that looks like a “magic wand,” lightly toned Fine with slightly porous surfaces. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #1753. Estimate: $125-$200.

Nesmith-92a; Cal-144; S-M9. 3.34 grams. Fully struck XF on a broad planchet

1545. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” assayer O/L to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O/L), ex-Jones. Nesmith-108a; Cal-150; S-M10. 3.35 grams. Much bold strike

with dark, contrasting encrustation in crevices, virtually full legends, a scarce overassayer example, VF. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2004 (lot #30). Estimate: $125-$200.

1546. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to left, mintmark oM to right (O-oM), ex-Jones (Plate Coin). Nesmith-104a; Cal-148; S-M10. 3.20 grams. Pleasing XF with

almost full legends, slightly soft interiors with lovely bluish-green patina in parts. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 115 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $100-$150.

not visible, with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. KM-46.

26.87 grams. Broad, squarish flan with full and well-centered shield, nearly

1554. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

not visible. KM-46. 26.37 grams. Rectangular flan (one point blunted) with nearly full but rather weak shield and cross (one castle nice), full denomination 8, lightly toned VG. Estimate: $100-$150.

1555. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, with small chopmarks as from circulation in Asia.

Very weak strike (in fact, about 80% blank) but with clear bottom of Charles II crown, the struck part at least Fine, with brown toning tinged with dark green verdigris and orange encrustation, at least five tiny chops on reverse. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of February-March 1992. Estimate: $60-$90. KM-46. 27.43 grams.

1547. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

1556. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer

Nice AXF with clearly struck and well-toned surfaces, the edge with small bit of metal upturned and tiny split. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Autumn 2003. Estimate: $100-$150.

1557. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer

Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O).

Nesmith-108d; Cal-150; S-M10. 3.36 grams.

1548. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” assayer O to right, mintmark oM to left (oM-O). Nesmith-

108d; Cal-150; S-M10. 3.21 grams. AVF with deep rainbow toning, nice full interior details and most of legends. Estimate: $70-$100.

Shield Type

not visible. KM-46. 21.99 grams. Elongated flan struck in low weight (as made), bold denomination 8 and right side of shield, one full lion and castle in cross, very lightly toned VG with small dark patch near edge on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150. J.

S-M22; KM-47. 25.68 grams. Neat shape (like a harp) with good full cross-lions-castles, nearly full but off-center shield, clear oMJ, Fine with contrasting toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1558. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 27.15 grams. Neatly roundish/squarish shape with very

1549. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P,

nice centers (the shield slightly doubled) but peripheries all flat and beveled (as made), nicely toned AVF. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-M19; KM-45. 26.66 grams. Brown-toned

1559. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-47. 26.73 grams. Very weak strike and only Good for wear,

with chopmarks and test-marks as from circulation in Asia.

VG with full shield and cross, clear oMP and denomination 8, small punches (some chops, some just test-marks) on both sides and on edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

1550. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P), with chopmark as from circulation in Asia. S-M19; KM-45. 27.13 grams. Broad flan with full cross and nearly full shield despite

peripheral flatness and hammering (as made), otherwise no worse than Fine, with just one small circular chop on reverse. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #1751. Estimate: $100-$150.

1551. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer

not visible, with chopmarks as from circulation in Asia, exJones (Plate Coin). KM-45. 26.96 grams. Interesting urn-shaped flan

with curved and pointed top, full cross and shield but peripherally flat, with small chops on both sides and test-cuts in edge, partially browntoned Fine with several areas of bright-green verdigris. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 147 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $100-$150.

1552. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1668G, rare. S-M20; KM-46; Cal-628. 25.86 grams. Barrel-shaped flan with weak but nearly full

date (first of the Charles II type) and oMG, denomination, shield, cross and crown, two small test-marks on reverse, lightly pitted Good with uneven toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

still with most of shield and cross in evidence (peripheries flat), lightly toned with tiny spots of verdigris. Estimate: $100-$150.

1560. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, with tiny chopmarks as from circulation in Asia. KM-47.

26.40 grams. Good cross, crude partial shield, toned Good with about eight tiny chops on both sides, including what looks like a clear numeral 5 on reverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

1561. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer

not visible (F, pre-1607). S-M12a; KM-37.1; Cal-745. 13.87 grams. Broad round flan with good full cross and shield, mostly flat peripheries but with clear (GRA)TIA and diamond ornament plus king’s ordinal III, richly toned VF with hairline edge-split and small spot of verdigris. Estimate: $100-$150.

1562. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer

not visible. KM-39. 13.59 grams. Very odd, amorphous shape with clipped protrusion (as made), most of shield and cross but peripheries flat, nontoned Fine+. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of February-March 1996 (item #45 on p. 14). Estimate: $100-$150.

1563. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V or Louis I, assayer D, rare. 6.65 grams. Odd shape with sharp point, well-centered

cross but off-center shield with bold full oMD (rare even without a date or regal attribution), Good with deep toning all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1564. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip III, assayer D/F (1618). S-M18; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 3.31 grams. Superb full cross-lions-castles

1573. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la

Torre, P to left and * to right of castle. S-L4; KM-2; Cal-101. 0.91 gram.

and shield (both fully detailed and well centered) with bold full oMD/F, flat peripheries with hairline edge-split, nicely toned AXF. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 2001 (lot #971) and to the Sedwick Price List of February 2005. Estimate: $100-$150.

Bold star next to full castle, the lion side doubled, oxidized AVF with light toning in crevices. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

S-M19; KM-28. 3.47 grams. Roundish Fine+ with full shield, cross and oMP,

rare. S-L5; KM-unl; Cal-545. 1.38 grams. Bottom half of monogram above king’s ordinal IIII in legend, choice full cross with distinctive lions and castles, contrastingly toned Fine+ with old plugged hole in flat part near edge. Pedigreed to our Auction 6 (lot #816). Estimate: $200-$300.

“Star of Lima” Type

1565. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer P. 1574. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, (1659V), “Star of Lima” Type, bottom of penultimate digit 4 of date visible, very lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Autumn 1990 (p. 11). Estimate: $75-$110.

1566. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer F to right. S-M12; KM-20; Cal-131. 1.58 grams. Broad flan with bold but off-center monogram (brief design with backwards L, S above and V below centerline), assayer F to right, most of (P)HILIPVS II in legend, well-centered full cross-lions-castles, VF+ with hairline edge-split. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of December 2007. Estimate: $100-$150.

1567. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1724)D/J, Louis I monogram over Philip V monogram, rare. S-M23; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 1.62 grams. Small-flan Good with full oMD to left of weak but certain

LDS/PHS monogram, off-center cross, edge-split, patchy dark toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lima Silver Cobs

Early Pillars Type

1568. Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to

left, motto PL-VSV-L, legends HISPA / NIARVM, ex-Jones (Plate Coin). S-L1; KM-10.1; Cal-495. 13.23 grams. Broad-flan Fine with

nearly full legends and well-detailed crown, full but doubled shield and pillars-and-waves, the former with clear assayer R (small) to left, spotty toning, hairline edge-split, scarce first coinage of South America. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 127 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020), and to the UBS auction of March 2007, with original lot-tag #249. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Shield Type

1569. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de

la Torre, *-8 to left, P-oD to right, ex-Jones. S-L4; KM-14; Cal-654.

27.09 grams. AVF with spotty dark toning and oxidation, full but slightly

doubled interiors and most of crown and legends, a few old marks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

Pillars and Waves

1575. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1717. S-L20; KM-30; Cal-147. 1.49

grams. Deeply struck XF details with bright and porous surfaces, the date particularly bold, also full cross and monogram. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $70-$100.

1576. Lot of seven Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R of Charles II and Philip V: 1684, 1685, 1703, 1704, 1705, 1706, 1707. 10.30 grams total. All choice VF with visible dates and most design elements

present. Estimate: $250-$375.

1577. Lot of eight Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R of Philip V: 1706, 1708, 1709, 1710, 1711, 1723, 1724, 1726. 12.15 grams total. Nice dated VF examples with lots of detail, one with an attempted hole. Estimate: $300-$450.

Potosí Silver Cobs

Shield Type

1578. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer not visible (style of 4th-period B). S-P12; KM-5.1. 22.04 grams. Nice full shield with

full denomination o-VIII, the entire cross side and parts of the shield-side periphery heavily corroded, also with three light spots on edge where a mount used to be, otherwise VF. Estimate: $100-$150.

1579. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (T, ca. 1621), quadrants of cross and upper half of shield transposed. KM-10. 25.69 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles, full shield with clear denomination o-VIII to right, AVF. Estimate: $125-$200.

1580. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (ca. 1628). S-P24; KM-19a. 27.58 grams. Bold full cross and shield with toning in crevices, full 16 of date, XF. With certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1570. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la 1581. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (162)9(T), fine-dot borders, Torre, *-I to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-7; Cal-212. 3.10 grams. Excellent full cross-lions-castles, also nice full shield and crown but not much legend, Fine+ with contrasting toning, tiny hole to left of cross. Pedigreed to our Auction 4, with original lot-tag #666. Estimate: $70-$100.

1571. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de

la Torre, oD to left, * to right. S-L4; KM-unl (5 for type); Cal-unl. 1.40

grams. Bold full monogram with equally bold oD and * within nearly full legend, full but weaker cross, lightly porous VF with contrasting toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

denomination 8, ex-Panama Hoard. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1454. 27.07

grams. Full shield and cross, low-contrast XF, tail of 9 of date visible. From the ca.-1629 “Panama Hoard.” Estimate: $125-$200.

1582. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not vis-

ible (ca. 1640). KM-19a. 27.16 grams. Full denomination 8, most of shield and cross but peripheries flat, weakly struck Fine, lightly toned. Estimate: $70-$100.

1583. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-4.2; Cal-525. 12.64 grams. Porous Fine with weak cen-

1572. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la ters but otherwise decent, with much legend and clear P-B on obverse, Torre, * to right of castle. S-L4; KM-unl (2 for type); Cal-103. 0.56 gram.

Good full castle and lion and also much legend for the type, porous VF with patchy dark toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

natural hole near edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

1584. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period). S-P14; KM-unl; Cal-525. 13.71 grams. Full but partially weak shield and cross, Fine+ with low-contrast toning. With certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1585. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer FR. S-P28; KM-17a. 13.16 grams. Thick

and chunky flan with full cross, most of shield, full and clear FR assayer (scarce thus), weakly struck Fine. Estimate: $100-$150.

1586. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st

period). S-P4; KM-3.2. 6.44 grams. Good full cross-and-tressure and shield, with much crown and legend too, Fine with dark toning in crevices, old scratch on reverse. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1587. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer L (1st period). S-P3; KM-3.2. 3.20 grams. Bold full P-L to left of full shield, full but

doubled cross, Fine with toning in crevices, the obverse (and possibly the reverse) a die-match with Sellschopp #60. Estimate: $80-$120.

1588. Lot of four Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R (three) and 1/2R (one), Philip II, assayer R (Rincón). 11.32 grams total. Study lot of

the very first issues of Potosí, with die-linkage to Lima lions known to have been used at La Plata; each with tags featuring die analysis notes. All around Fine to VF, one of the 1R holed and the 1/2 real plugged. Estimate: $350-$500.

1594. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1716Y. S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1552.

26.24 grams. Typically chunky, with much peripheral flatness but bold date, choice top of right pillar, some toning and dark spots, Fine with small edge-crack. With Conch Coin Co. certificate stating provenance as “1728 British Wreck ‘Seahorse’ sank [sic] off Uruguay.” Estimate: $200$300.

1595. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y (Louis I). S-P43b;

KM-34; Cal-26. 6.09 grams. Broad, thin flan with several flat spots but both pillars bold and with full but off-center cross, all three dates clear, Fine+ with tiny edge-split, nicely toned fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

1596. Lot of six Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2R (four) and 1R (two) of Philip V through Charles III. 33.63 grams total. Most are choice XF with bold details while one of the 2 reales is closer to F/VF, several different dates represented. Estimate: $250-$375.

1597. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2R of Charles II: 1686,

1687. S-P40; KM-22. 2.94 grams total. Choice pair with full crosses and monograms and bold dates, Fine with contrasting toning, slightly porous. Estimate: $70-$100.

1589. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B below, 1598. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1727, Louis I. S-P43b; KM-

mintmark P to right of monogram (2nd-period B). S-P6; KM-unl (1.2 for type); Cal-unl. 1.61 grams. Broad flan with full inner details including

bold B and P, also much legend, lightly toned VF with faint old scratches. Estimate: $100-$150.

1652 Transitionals

32; Cal-11. 0.97 gram. Full date with a couple natural holes in the vicinity,

most of cross and monogram, porous and crude Fine with dark toning in crevices, scarce. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of January 2006. Estimate: $75-$110.

1599. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1764, rare. S-P57; KM-41; Cal-

224. 1.62 grams. Full

cross with clear date below, nearly full (upper 2/3)

1590. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, (1652E) Transitional, monogram with seldom-seen king’s ordinal III boldly visible above, toned McLean Type IIb, Mastalir Plate Coin. S-P37; KM-unl; Cal-unl. 0.91

gram. Important little coin with motto as (P)-LV-SV / (L)-TR-A whose last letter is an upside-down V punched over an L, one full pillar (offcenter) and most of waves, good full cross (also off-center), porous AVF with dark toning in crevices. Plate Coin #111b.2(3) on pp. 264-5 in Mastalir’s book The Great Transition at the Potosí Mint 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional Minor Denominations 4, 2, 1 and 1/2 Reales (2016), also pedigreed to our Auctions 2 (lot #356) and 14 (lot #1417), and to UBS auction 70 (March 2007), lot #89. Estimate: $100-$150.

VF, a welcome anomaly for a type that is almost always found without visible date. Estimate: $100-$150.

Other Silver Cobs

Dominican Republic

1600. Lot of two Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, denomination to right (one 4 and one oIIII), mintmark S-P.

Pillars and Waves

S-SD1. 7.33 grams total. Choice

but with full waves and much legend including clear date, also two mintmarks and three assayers, About Fine with black toning in crevices, some old scratches. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on page 175 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $100-$150.

1601. Lot of three Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,

1591. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, exJones (Plate Coin). S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1503. 27.49 grams. Flat in centers

1592. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1663E,

rare, ex-Jones. S-P37a; KM-R21; Cal-1431. 22.90 grams. At first this coin

looks like a really choice regular issue, but close examination of the full and choice details reveals they match the dies of Lázaro #169, the edges trimmed long ago and polished (with encrustation in one spot), nicely toned VF for actual wear, with typical hole at top of cross. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Jesus Vico auction of March 1997 (lot #283). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1593. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-702.

24.88 grams. A mix of nice details and flat spots, with full date below cross and two assayers and mintmarks, some doubling, lightly toned Fine+ with minor surface porosity. Estimate: $100-$150.

pair for a common type normally found heavily oxidized, these two a rich chocolate-brown VF with full inner details and even some legends, typical edge-splits and some doubling. Estimate: $60-$90.

copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F or oF, one with key countermark (revaluation to 2M in 1577) and one with anchor countermark (import to Jamaica in 1611-16), ex-Jones (Plate Coins). S-SD1. 9.15 grams total. The non-countermarked coin is a choice VF while the two countermarked pieces have surface corrosion yet with bold countermarks, all with tags describing design and countermark details. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, plated on pages 19, 51, 120, 131 and 133 of his book The First Coins of the Americas (2020). Estimate: $200-$300.

1602. Lot of seven Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,

copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F or oF (where visible), some with key (2M, 1577) or anchor (Jamaica, 1/11 real, 1611-16) countermarks. S-SD1. 22.20 grams total. All fairly well detailed and struck on thin planchets with some flaws and surface corrosion, several different desirable colonial types here. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Guatemala

Moesia

grams. Bold 37 of date below nearly full pillars-and-globes, full but off-

male heads, the left inverted / Sea-eagle grasping dolphin; ISTRIH above. Fine with soft details. Estimate: $80-$120.

1603. Guatemala, cob 1 real, (1)737(J). S-G1; KM-3; Cal-358. 2.07

1611. Moesia, Istros, AR stater, ca. 400 BC. 4.10 grams. Facing

center shield with bold denomination I to right, no hole but with some edge-clipping (underweight), VG with contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of Summer 2003. Estimate: $50-$75.

Ancient Roman

Spain

Ferdinand-Isabel

1604. Toledo, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, pre-1497 de-

Roman Republic

1612. Roman Republic, AR denarius, L.Calpurnius Piso Frugi, ca. 90 BC, Rome mint, NGC AU (no numeric grade).

sign, mintmark T at bottom on obverse, o-o flanking shield on reverse, rare, NGC clipped. Cal-451; Lopez de la Fuente-C7.5.1. 2.43

Crawford-340/1; Sydenham-663. Laureate head of Apollo right; D behind, C before / Horseman galloping right, holding palm frond and reins. Deeply iridescent toning. NGC #2412411-028. Estimate: $125-$200.

Aragon-Naples-Sicily on reverse), VF details with toning, lightly trimmed around the edge in its time. NGC #5850336-003 (attributed to Burgos in error). Estimate: $350-$500.

World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted)

grams. Full crowned shield on both sides (Castile-León on obverse,

1605. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer R on reverse, mintmark oGo to left of shield.

Cal-498; Lopez de la

Fuente-G4.3. 6.77 grams. Broad-flan VF with full inner details and crown,

much legend, mostly lightly toned with a tangential third darkly stained. Estimate: $125-$200.

1606. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark B

below yoke and arrows, dog head and cross-potent in legend at top, ex-Jones. Cal-303; Lopez de la Fuente-F1.7.1. 3.28 grams. Very dark VF

(oxidized) with full Gothic legends and inner details, with legend ending in LEGIO A (a sub-variety not listed in Lopez de la Fuente). Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $75-$110.

1607. Lot of three Spain 1R of Ferdinand-Isabel, mints of

Burgos, Seville and Toledo. 8.63 grams total. The Seville piece choice VF with full legends and inner details, the other two slightly lower in grade and lightly shaved on edges, all more or less toned, nice mix of three different mints. Estimate: $150-$225.

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

1613. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 décimos, 1830, NGC AU

details / cleaned, ex-O’Brien. KM-5. Sharply struck and detailed, bright red yet artificial color with “3” engraved on obverse field at 12 o’clock. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-009. Estimate: $100-$150.

1614. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 décimos, 1831, NGC VF

details / reverse damage, finest and only example in the NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-5. Despite the pockmarked damage on the

reverse, this is the only example of this scarce date in the NGC census. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411010. Estimate: $100-$150.

1615. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 décimos, 1828, NGC Fine details / environmental damage, finest and only example in the NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-4. Well circulated with some pitting on

1608. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. Cal-Type

the reverse and, like the prior lot, the only example of this date graded by NGC. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-007. Estimate: $80-$120.

Various Mints

Sharply struck with some host coin details still showing, plenty of bright original copper-red color. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-001. Estimate: $100-$150.

Philip IV

293. 13.25 grams. Thick and sharply cut flan with choice full shield and cross, bold oT-P above king’s ordinal IIII, VF+ with contrasting toning, very appealing overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

1609. Lot of eight miscellaneous small silver cobs (three 2R, three 1R and two 1/2R) from Mexico, Lima and Potosí, various periods. 26.79 grams total. All solid, detailed coins (two salvaged), good group for the beginner cob type collector. Most pedigreed to various Sedwick Price Lists. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ancient Coins

1616. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1827, struck over a 1 décimo of 1822, NGC MS 64 RB, ex-O’Brien. KM-3.

1617. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1828, struck over a 1 décimo of 1822-23, NGC UNC details / environmental damage, ex-O’Brien. KM-3; Janson-10.6.1. Strong strike with little

host coin details remaining, some residue on both sides. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-004. Estimate: $80-$120.

1618. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1830, NGC

Ancient Greek

AU 58 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-3; Janson-11.7. Very lightly handled with

1610. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the Great), 336-323 BC, early posthumous issue, Lampsacus mint, struck under Philip III, ICG AU 50. Price 1379. Head of Herakles

1619. Buenos Aires, Argentina, copper 5/10 real, 1831, NGC

Kingdom of Macedon

right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; buckle left; below throne figure running left. ICG #5979420144. Estimate: $100-$150.

some speckles of original red luster, rims a bit crude as made. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-005. Estimate: $80-$120.

MS 61 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-3; Janson-12.1.3. Vivid orange and red colors over somewhat lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the John O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5905411-006. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Austria to Chile (Republic)

Austria

Brazil (Empire)

through mottled toning, listed as “rare” in KM and unpriced in any grade. PCGS #39626560. Estimate: $100-$150.

1630. Lot of six Brazil (Rio mint) copper coins of Pedro I: 80 reis, 1827-R, 1830-R; 40 reis, 1831-R; 20 reis, 1825-R (two), 1827-R. Nice assortment of dates and denominations, great lot for the

1620. Austria, 3 kreuzer, Leopold I, 1701, Hall mint, PCGS AU58. KM-1412. Crisp, detailed strike with some areas of luster shining

Bolivia (colonial)

Pedro I

Brazilian collector. Estimate: $100-$150.

1621. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777PR. Janson-63.6; KM-55; Cal-1174. 26.46 grams. VF

with light surface corrosion (probably from burial). Estimate: $100-$150.

Brazil (colonial)

Pedro II

1631. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1889. Russo-659; KM-485. 9.17

grams. AU/UNC with scattered bagmarks and light adjustment marks.

Estimate: $40-$60.

João Prince Regent

Brazil (Empire / Republic)

KM-307.1. 26.57 grams. AU with a few scratches on the obverse, faint gold

copper-nickel 100 reis, 1882; bronze 20 reis, 1898; bronze 10 reis, 1868. All around AU. Estimate: $100-$150.

1623. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent,

Canada

1622. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1810-R, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. Gomes-29.02; Russo-420; and blue toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1811-B, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. Gomes-31.04; Russo-396; KM-307.3. 26.69 grams. Cleaned

timate: $100-$150.

AU with die-clash marks. Es-

1624. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, João Prince Regent, 1814B, struck over a Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales. Gomes-31.08; Russo-399;

KM-309.1. 26.70 grams. AU with surface hairlines, strong host coin details (including a “ghost” shield on the reverse), some toning around the edges. Estimate: $100-$150.

1625. Brazil, 80 reis, shield countermark (1809, João Prince

Regent) on a copper XL reis of 1790, María I. Gomes-96.02; Russo-354; KM-290.1. 26.59 grams. Uneven XF countermark on a VF host, brown copper surfaces with faint rainbow toning. Estimate: $50-$75.

1632. Lot of four Brazilian coins: copper-nickel 200 reis, 1876;

1633. Canada (Ottawa mint), dollar, George V, 1935, 25th

anniversary of his reign, ICCS MS-64. KM-30. Bright white surfaces with light bagmarks for the grade, one-year silver jubilee type. ICCS #ZC 860. Estimate: $60-$90.

1634. Lot of two Canada 25 cents graded PCGS PL64: 1962, 1963. KM-52. Watery fields with speckles of toning. PCGS #39626561, -2. Estimate: $40-$60.

Chile (colonial) Busts

1635. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1787DA. KM-30; Cal-768. 6.38 grams.

Estimate: $100-$150.

João Prince Regent / João VI

Fine with pewter-toned fields, scarce date.

1626. Lot of three Brazil (Rio mint), copper XL reis of João 1636. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles IV (bust of

Prince Regent / João VI: 1812-R, 1821-R, 1822-R.

KM-234.3,

319.1 . Generally VF to XF with dark brown toning. Estimate: $50-$75.

João VI

Charles III, ordinal IIII), 1791DA. KM-49; Cal-687. 6.59 grams. VF with some luster, partially crude rims (as made), rare transitional type. Estimate: $100-$150.

1637. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of 1627. Brazil (Bahia mint), copper LXXX reis, João VI, 1820- Charles IV), 1809FJ. KM-66; Cal-939. 6.78 grams. Cleaned VF, strongly B, struck over an 80 reis-countermarked 40 reis of María I.

Gomes-12.01; Russo-492; KM-342.1. 30.26 grams. VF with light residue, strong

host coin details showing and apparently quite scarce being overstruck on a 40 reis of María I with 80 reis countermark (KM-290.1). Estimate: $80-$120.

1628. Lot of seven Brazil (Rio mint) copper coins of João VI: XX reis, 1821-R (two), 1822-R (two); X reis, 1820-R (two), 1821-R. Large group of early Brazil copper minors with many several

dates represented including an interesting 1821-R X reis struck using a reworked 1818-M 20 reis die. Estimate: $100-$150.

Brazil (colonial / Empire)

struck. Estimate: $100-$150.

1638. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1812FJ. KM-79; Cal-942. 6.50 grams. VF with uneven rims (as made), golden toned

centers with dark-blue hues around the legends. Estimate: $100-$150.

1639. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813FJ. KM-79; Cal-943. 6.67 grams. About VF with past cleaning, light sedimenta-

tion around devices. Estimate: $100-$150.

1640. Lot of six Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III through Ferdinand VII: 1787DA, 1788DA, 1801AJ, 1807FJ, 1810FJ (“admiral” bust) and 1816FJ. Around VG to Fine+. Es-

timate: $200-$300.

1629. Mixed lot of three Brazil copper coins: Bahia mint,

LXXX reis, João VI, 1821-B; Minas mint, 75 reis, João VI, 1821-M; Goias mint, 40 reis, Pedro I, 1825-G. Group of better

dates / mints (the 75 reis is particularly scarce), around VF or so. Estimate: $100-$150.

1641. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1817. KM-73, Cal-310. 0.82 gram. Around XF with typical off-center strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

Chile (Republic)

1642. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1873. KM-133. 1.45 grams. VF with lightly wiped surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Chile (Republic) to Costa Rica (Republic) 1643. Chile, copper mining token, value “5,” San Pedro

A.C.S., no date (mid- to late 1800s). 2.11 grams. Cleaned AU with

crude (as made) surfaces, struck for use at a Chilean silver mine and listed as #239 in Fichas mineras de Chile (2019), by Miguel Fajardo. Estimate: $60-$90.

Colombia (colonial) Gold

1653. Lot of four Colombia coins: Popayán, silver 1/4 décimo,

1874; Bogotá, silver 10 centavos, 1884; copper-nickel 2 centavos, 1918; silver 10 centavos, 1938. High-grade group of Colombian

minors. Estimate: $50-$75.

Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

1644. Popayán, Colombia, gold bust 2 escudos, Charles IV,

Gold

tered surfaces, listed as rare in Restrepo. Estimate: $300-$450.

gold 1/2E, assayers JB: 1846, 1847 and 1848. KM-80. 4.65 grams total. Around XF or so, some with light cleaning, one deeply toned.

1796JF. Restrepo-90.8; KM-60.2; Cal-1352. 6.57 grams. About Fine with bat-

Busts

1645. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of

Charles IV), 1819FJ. Restrepo-113.7; KM-70.1; Cal-935. 6.44 grams. Fine/ VF with slightly bulge to the planchet as made. Estimate: $80-$120.

1646. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust

of Charles IV), 1820/10MF. Restrepo-114.12; KM-70.2; Cal-904. 6.67 grams. Deeply toned VF+ with minor natural flaws (mostly laminations),

crude rims (as made). Pedigreed to our Auction 17 (lot #1201). Estimate: $80-$120.

1654. Lot of three Costa Rica (Central American Republic) Estimate: $200-$300.

Costa Rica (countermarks and counterstamps) Type VIII

1655. Costa Rica, 1 colón, 1923 counterstamp (Type VIII) on a Costa Rica 50 centimos 1903M, PCGS AU details / cleaned, C/M UNC detail. KM-164. Light surface marks covered in rich rainbow

1647. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust toning, somewhat lustrous. PCGS #39839985. Estimate: $70-$100. of Charles IV), 1816FJ.

Restrepo-111.9; KM-68.1; Cal-653. 3.37 grams.

VF with gunmetal grey toning throughout, very scarce date. Estimate: $100-$150.

Costa Rica (Republic)

1656. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1865GW, PCGS AU55. KM-111.

1648. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust First year of issuance for a four-year type, lightly circulated with middling of Charles IV), 1810JF.

Restrepo-107.1; KM-69.2; Cal-427. 1.72 grams.

Problem-free XF with some original luster on the reverse, subtle rainbow toning around the legends, scarce one-year type Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (first Republic / Cundinamarca) 1649. Bogotá (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 8 reales, 1821JF,

with Ba. Restrepo- 157.4; KM-C6. 22.62 grams. Fine with past cleaning now

subtly toned over with rainbow hues, unusual strip of raised metal in the field near L in COLOMBIA. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (Granadine Confederation)

1650. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1862/48, PCGS XF40. Restrepo-225.1; KM-134. Dark

rainbow toning over subdued luster, struck with reworked dies from an earlier issue hence the unusual overdate. PCGS #39626559. Estimate: $60-$90.

Colombia (modern Republic)

luster and no toning, typical crude minting with a large die cud near REPUBLICA. PCGS #39839993. Estimate: $50-$70.

1657. Costa Rica, 5 centavos, 1919G-CR, PCGS AU55. KM-147. Minimally circulated without any luster, dark brass color throughout. PCGS #39839989. Estimate: $60-$90.

1658. Costa Rica, copper-nickel 25 centimos, 1948BN-CR,

PCGS MS67. KM-175. A gem with bright white satin surfaces, tied with three others for finest known in the PCGS census. PCGS #39839991. Estimate: $100-$150.

1659. Lot of two Costa Rica coins: bronze 25 centimos,

1945BN-CR, PCGS AU58; brass 5 centimos, 1947BN-CR, PCGS MS63, finest and only example in the PCGS census.

KM-181a, 179. Pair

of choice Costa Rican minors, faint handling on the chocolate brown toned 25 centimos (very scarce in bronze as opposed to brass) while the 5 centimos has bright brass color and luster. PCGS #39839986, -7. Estimate: $100-$150.

1660. Costa Rica, 5 centimos, 1936G-CR, NGC MS 64. KM-

151. Lustrous with a golden brassy color containing flecks of copper-red.

1651. Lot of four Colombia, copper-nickel papel moneda NGC #5906801-003. Estimate: $100-$150. coins: 2 pesos, 1907 and 1914; 1 peso, 1910 and 1916. The 1661. Lot of two Costa Rica brass 5 centimos: 1936G-CR, 1907 2 pesos and the 1910 peso are UNC, the 1914 2 pesos is AU with surface corrosion, and the 1916 peso is VF. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (mixed periods)

PCGS MS64; 1940G-CR, PCGS MS63

KM-151. Pair of choice brass 5 centimos with bright, original surfaces. PCGS #39839988, -90. Estimate: $125-$200.

1652. Lot of three Colombia coins: 2 reales, 1852; 2 décimos, 1857; 1 real, 1830. Generally Fine to VF; the 1852 2 reales is a better date. Estimate: $70-$100.

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Cuba (under Spain)

1662. Tapaste, Cuba, copper-nickel 20 centavos token, 1890, Santissima Trinidad. Rulau-Hav342. 3.37 grams. Obverse: STMA. TRINIDAD at top, TIENDA at center, 1890 at bottom with ornaments in between each; reverse: VEINTE CENTAVOS at top, large 20 at center, EN EFECTOS below with ornaments in between; smooth edge. Lustrous UNC with spots of brown toning. Estimate: $50-$75.

Cuba (Republic)

1671. Lot of four Quito, Ecuador, silver minors in NGC slabs: 2 reales, 1835GJ, Fine 12; 1 real, 1833GJ, VF details (two); 1/2 real, 1833GJ, denomination oM-R (medio real), VF details. KM-14, 13 (two), 12.1. Respectable group of early Ecuador minors with some better types represented, particularly the scarce 1833 1/2 real with denomination oM-R. NGC #4770526-026, -013, -015, -005. Estimate: $350-$500.

1672. Lot of three Quito, Ecuador, silver minors in NGC slabs:

1 real, 1833GJ, Fine 12; 1 real, 1837FP, Good details; and 1/2

1663. Cuba, peso, 1953, Martí centennial, NGC MS 64. real, 1840MV with inverted M (“WV”), Fine details. KM-13, 20,

KM-29. Lustrous with a few spots of orange toning, popular type. NGC #5902083-019. Estimate: $125-$200.

1664. Cuba, 50 centavos, 1953, Martí centennial, PCGS

MS62. KM-28. Lustrous and untoned with minor bagmarks. PCGS #39626570. Estimate: $50-$75.

Curaçao

1665. Curaçao (struck at the Denver Mint, USA), 2-1/2 gulden, 1944-D, NGC MS 64. KM-46. Bright white surfaces with spotty gold toning, struck by the US government for the island’s economy while the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi forces. NGC #5907479-001. Estimate: $60-$90.

22. Another

decent group of early Ecuador minors in NGC slabs with the 1837 real and 1840 1/2 real being rare types. NGC 4770526-016, -019 and -012. Estimate: $250-$275.

1673. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1834GJ, NGC VF 35. KM-13.

Nicely detailed with visible sunface, light scratches in the obverse fields. NGC #3419219-001. Estimate: $125-$200. 1674. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1840MV, NGC VF 25. KM-17. Faint gold-toned surfaces with some die-clash evidence. NGC #4770526-023. Estimate: $125-$200.

1675. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1833GJ, denomination oM-

Danish West Indies

R, rare, PCGS XF details / tooled. KM-12.1. Decent details with crude rims (as made), semi-lustrous surfaces with heavy scratches on the obverse, rare variety with the denomination as oM-R instead of 1/2 R. PCGS #28939828. Estimate: $125-$200.

VF with mottled toning and minor encrustation. Estimate: $100-$150.

1676. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1838ST, OUITO error, NGC VF details / surface hairlines. KM-22. Modestly circulated with past

1666. Danish West Indies, 6 skilling, Christian VII, 1767. KM11. 1.53 grams. Small colonial coin struck in 1782 with a frozen 1767 date.

cleaning, spots of dark blue toning around legends, interesting and undoc-

1667. Lot of four Danish West Indies items: one copper-nickel umented OUITO error. NGC #2815903-005. Estimate: $100-$150. 5 centavos token for A. Burnet (ca. 1890); one brass 5c bottle 1677. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1848GJ, NGC MS 62. KM-35. check for Voerdi-Moerke (ca. 1903); one paper beer ticket for The Sergeants’ Mess stamped 1944; and one DWI flag pin with raised-letter manufacturer and date JULY-21 [18]96 on back.

Interesting group of Danish West Indies ephemera, most notably the two scarce trade tokens. Estimate: $250-$375.

Dominican Republic

1668. Lot of two Dominican Republic (struck at the Philadelphia Mint) coins: 1 peso, 1963, Restoration of the Republic, NGC MS 65; 1/2 peso, 1961, NGC MS 64. KM-30, 21. Pair of

choice, desirable types. The peso is bright white while the half peso has subtle gold toning. NGC #5850257-001, -002. Estimate: $100-$150.

1669. Large lot of 21 Dominican Republic coins: silver peso,

1952; copper-nickel peso, 1969, 1978; silver half peso, 1951; copper-nickel half peso, 1973, 1975, 1978; copper-nickel 25 centavos, 1967, 1972, 1974; silver 10 centavos, 1963; coppernickel 10 centavos, 1967, 1973; copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1976; bronze centavo, 1944, 1963, 1968, 1969. Almost all Mint State with a cleaned AU 1951 half peso being

the lone outlier, some with beautiful rainbow toning, a few of the small denominations lacquered to preserve surfaces. Estimate: $150-$225.

Ecuador

1670. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1857GJ. KM-37. 12.99 grams. Toned

VF+ with verdigris on the reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

Bright and lustrous, with nice details but parts of rims crude (as made) and with evidence of die-rust, still choice grade. NGC #4770526-010. Estimate: $350-$500.

1678. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1848GJ, NGC UNC details / rev scratched.

KM-35. Strongly struck with crisp design elements (uncommon for this crude type), lustrous with light rainbow toning all over, scattered scratches on the reverse as noted. NGC #4770526-009. Estimate: $300-$450.

1679. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1843MV-A, rare, NGC XF

40. KM-26. Rare variety with an A on the hill that the castle stands on. Decent strike for a crude type, evenly circulated with light wiping across the surfaces, darkly purple and gold toned, third finest of just four examples in the NGC census. NGC #2814806-001. Estimate: $350-$500.

1680. Quito, Ecuador, 1/4 real, 1852GJ, NGC MS 61. KM-36.

Crudely struck with bright luster, light sedimentation on the reverse. NGC #4770526-003. Estimate: $150-$225.

Egypt

1681. Egypt, gold 20 piastres, AH1357 (1938), King Farouk,

NGC MS 64, ex-Jones. KM-370. Choice example with pale gold color and cartwheel luster, popular type as King Farouk himself was a noted coin collector who, at one point, owned one of the famous USA 1933 $20 double eagles. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection (stated on label). NGC #3706903-054. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Egypt to Hannover (German States) 1682. Egypt, 10 piastres, AH1356 (1937), King Farouk, NGC 1691. Lot of two Bavaria (German States) 5 mark: 1876-D, MS 65, ex-Jones. KM-367. As with the prior lot, Dr. Jones collected this type for King Farouk’s ties to numismatic history, this example tied with three others for finest known in the NGC census and higher grade than any listed in the PCGS census. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. NGC #2036388-005. Estimate: $200-$300.

El Salvador

1683. El Salvador, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1918/7, PCGS

AU58, finest and only known example in PCGS census. KM-129. Struck with late-stage dies with weak detail on the bust, streaky toning, rare overdate. PCGS #39626557. Estimate: $100-$150.

1684. El Salvador, octagonal brass 1/2 real token, Meardi

y Del’pech, 1915.

Eklund 999.7 var.; Rulau-unl (same issuer as Usu9). 7.63

grams. Choice with faint rainbow toning over lustrous brass, scarce type.

Estimate: $50-$75.

Ethiopia

1685. Lot of four Ethiopia coins of Menelik II: 1/2 birr and 1/4 birr, EE 1889, lion’s right foreleg raised (rare); 1/4 birr, EE 1889, lion’s left foreleg raised; 1 gersh, EE 1895. The 1/2 birr

(Fine) and 1/4 birr (VF, cleaned) with the lion’s right foreleg raised are very tough varieties; the 1/4 birr with left foreleg raised is XF and the 1 gersh is UNC. Estimate: $150-$225.

Ludwig II; 1908-D, Otto. KM-896, 915; Dav-616, 618. The 1876 is XF while the 1908 is VF, both richly rainbow toned. Both pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1908 purchased in a 1 kilogram coin lot from Felix Chruszcz on November 29, 1952; the 1876 purchased from the Schulman auction of June 24, 1953, lot #408; both with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $60-$90.

1692. Bavaria (German States), 5 mark, 1914-D, Ludwig III. KM-1007; Dav-620. 27.75 grams. UNC with light bagmarks, a few spots of

toning around the rims. Pedigreed to the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #14, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

Bremen

1693. Bremen (German States), taler, 1863, liberation of Ger-

many 50th anniversary, NGC AU 58. Thun-124; Jaeger-26; KM-246; Dav-626. Nicely detailed with just a touch of handling, bright white fields

with minor bagmarks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #919 (one of two coins in the lot), with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902794-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

Brunswick

1694. Brunswick (German States), 2 taler, 1856-B, Wilhelm I, 25th anniversary of reign. Thun-122; Jaeger-252; KM-1149; Dav-635.

German States

37.09 grams. AU with prior cleaning now starting to tone over. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #138 of September 1954, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

1686. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1808, Maximilian

1695. Lot of two Brunswick (German States), talers of Wilhelm

Bavaria

Joseph, NGC AU details / cleaned. Thun-43; Jaeger-13; KM-701; Dav-

Lightly handled with faint wispy hairlines, lustrous surfaces with red-brown toning around the legends. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. on April 15, 1955, lot #180, with collector’s envelope. NGC #5902795-029. Estimate: $100-$150. 551.

1687. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1837, Ludwig I. Thun-48; Jaeger-30; KM-751; Dav-565. 29.33 grams. XF with weakly stuck obverse, lus-

trous surfaces with minor hairlines, spotty purple toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #6 of May 31-June 2, 1955, lot #914, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

1688. Bavaria (German States), 2 gulden, 1855, Maximilian II, restoration of the Mariensäule in Munich. Thun-97; Jaeger-84; KM-848; Dav-604. 21.14 grams. Brilliant UNC with mirror fields, surface hairlines.

Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Schulman auction of June 24, 1953, lot #405, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $60-$90.

I: 1841 and 1854. Thun-117, 121; Jaeger-243b, 250; KM-1131, 1146; Dav-632, 634. Both XF or so with varying shades of rainbow toning. Both pedigreed

to the Zeitlos Collection; the 1841 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1155, with collector’s envelope; the 1854 purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #145 of April 1955, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

Frankfurt

1696. Frankfurt (German States), 2 taler, 1841, city view of Frankfurt. Thun-130; Jaeger-15; KM-326; Dav-640. 36.81 grams. VF with toned

over surface hairlines, popular type with detailed depiction of Frankfurt from the river Main. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Felix Chruszcz fixed price list on Feb. 10, 1954, lot #8868, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

Hannover

1697. Lot of two Hannover (German States) talers: Ernst 1689. Bavaria (German States), taler, 1863, Maximilian II. August, 1851-B; George V, 1866-B. Thun-169, 174; Jaeger-81, 96; KM-

Thun-9; Jaeger-94; KM-852; Dav-606. 18.48 grams. UNC with light hairlines, bright white surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Federal Coin Exchange ANA auction of August 17-21, 1954, lot #2923, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

1690. Lot of two Bavaria (German States) talers: 1818, Maxi-

209.2, 230; Dav-677, 682. The 1851 is AU with spotty rainbow toning; the 1866 is a darkly toned VF. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1851 taler purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1232 and the 1866 taler purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch price list of April 1956, lot #714. Estimate: $80-$120.

milian Joseph; 1863, Maximilian II. Thun-44, 98; Jaeger-14, 94; KM-701,

852; Dav-552; 606. The

1818 is a darkly toned VF; the 1863 is AU with surface hairlines. Both pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection; the 1818 purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #581, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Hesse-Cassel (German States) to Prussia (German States)

Hesse-Cassel

Nassau-Weilburg

Thun-182; Jaeger-12; KM-568; Dav-690. 21.98 grams. Problem-free VF with vibrant rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #710, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $60-$90.

rich Wilhelm II, ex-Gibbs. Thun-223; Jaeger-28; KM-26; Dav-736. 27.73

1698. Hesse-Cassel (German States), taler, 1819, Wilhelm I. 1706. Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1813-L, Fried-

1699. Lot of two Hesse-Cassel (German States), talers of Friedrich Wilhelm: 1854, ex-Gibbs; 1858-CP. Thun-189, 190; Jaeger-46, 48a; KM-621.1; Dav-696, 697. Both

richly toned VF+. Both pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection; the 1854 is pedigreed to the Howard D. Gibbs collection and subsequent Hess/Leu auction of March 19, 1957, lot #1394; the 1858 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #710; both with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

Hesse-Darmstadt

1700. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 2 gulden, 1846,

Ludwig II. Thun-197; Jaeger-42; KM-321; Dav-704. 21.18 grams. XF+ with

vibrant twilight toning over semi-lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Seaby’s Coin and Medal Bulletin fixed price list of February 1957, lot #CE70, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

1701. Hesse-Darmstadt (German States), 5 mark, 1904, Ernst

Ludwig, birth of Philip the Magnanimous 400th anniversary.

KM-373; Dav-712. 27.77 grams. Brilliant UNC with minor contact marks,

prooflike reverse field. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Coin Galleries mail bid auction of July 13, 1954, lot #3045. Estimate: $100-$150.

Lippe-Detmold

grams. Richly toned F/VF, planchet flaw on rim at 5 o’clock. Pedigreed to the Howard D. Gibbs collection and subsequent Hess/Leu auction of March 19, 1957, lot #1515, as well as the Zeitlos Collection, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

Oldenburg

1707. Oldenburg (German States), taler, 1846-B, Paul Friedrich August. Thun-240; Jaeger-43; KM-178; Dav-752. 22.11 grams. Cleaned

XF without any toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the M.H. Bolender mail bid auction #177 of Feb. 25, 1950, lot #1667, with collector’s tag. Estimate: $100-$150.

Prussia

1708. Prussia (German States), taler, 1803, Friedrich Wilhelm

III.

Thun-242; Jaeger-29; KM-368; Dav-755. 22.00 grams. AU with spotty rainbow toning, lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #13 of July 1956, lot #115, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

1709. Lot of three Prussia (German States), talers of Friedrich Wilhelm III: 1814-A, 1817-A, 1818-A. KM-387, 395; Dav-756, 759.

The 1814 is VF with planchet flaws, the 1817 is VF, and the 1818 is VG with cleaning. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1814 purchased from the Coin Galleries mail bid auction of July 13, 1954, lot #3089; the 1817 purchased from the Paul S. Seitz mail bid auction #9 of Dec. 5, 1951, lot #1351; both with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

1710. Prussia (German States), mining taler, 1828-A, Friedrich 1702. Lippe-Detmold (German States), taler, 1866-A, Paul Wilhelm III. Thun-248; Jaeger-61; KM-417; Dav-761. 22.18 grams. AU with

Friedrich Emil Leopold.

Thun-213; Jaeger-16; KM-267; Dav-725. 18.38 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF, no problems. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos

Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow in November of 1956, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin

1703. Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German States), taler, 1848-A,

Friedrich Franz II. Thun-214; Jaeger-55; KM-304; Dav-727. 22.21 grams. AU with vivid colorful toning over lustrous fields, one-year type. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1285, with collector’s tag. Estimate: $100-$150.

1704. Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German States), taler, 1864-A,

Friedrich Franz II, ex-Collier. Thun-215; Jaeger-58; KM-A310; Dav-728.

18.49 grams. AU with mottled rainbow toning, lustrous reverse with a

subdued obverse. Pedigreed to the Claude R. Collier collection and subsequent Coin Galleries mail bid auction of March 9, 1956, lot 626, as well as the Zeitlos Collection, with collector’s tag. Estimate: $80-$120.

1705. Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German States), 5 mark,

1904-A, Friedrich Franz IV, marriage of the Grand Duke. KM-

334; Dav-730. 27.76 grams. Semi-lustrous

AU with minor contact marks, faint toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Felix Chruszcz fixed price list in August of 1954, lot #1139, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

subtle rainbow toning over bright fields, minor contact marks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Coin Galleries mail bid auction of July 13, 1954, lot #2902, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

1711. Lot of three Prussia (German States), talers of Friedrich Wilhelm III: 1824-A, 1830-A, 1836-A (mining). KM-413, 419, 420;

Dav-760, 763, 764. The 1824 is XF, the 1830 is lustrous AU, and the 1836 is VF; all deeply toned. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1824 purchased from the French’s auction of May 16, 1953, lot #228; the 1830 purchased from the David M. Bullowa auction of Oct. 15-16, 1948, lot #183; the 1836 was purchased from Ludwig Grabow in June of 1959; all with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

1712. Lot of three Prussia (German States), talers of Friedrich

Wilhelm IV: 1841-A (mining); 1848-A (mining); 1850-A. KM-

438, 455, 445; Dav-768, 770. Generally VF or slightly better with deep rainbow

toning. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1841 purchased from Ludwig Grabow in August of 1961; the 1848 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1223; the 1850 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #751; all with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Prussia (German States) to Great Britain 1713. Lot of four Prussia (German States), talers of Friedrich

Wilhelm IV: 1851-A (mining); 1853-A (mining); 1854-A; 1859-A. KM-455, 465, 466, 471; Dav-770, 773, 774, 775. All VF or so with

varying degrees of toning. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1851 purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #32 of December 1960, lot #792; the 1853 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #6 of May 31-June 2, 1955, lot #969; the 1854 purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #58; the 1859 was purchased on April 7, 1948; all with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

1714. Lot of three Prussia (German States), talers of Wilhelm

I: 1861-A; 1861, coronation of the King and Queen; 1871-A.

KM-488, 489, 500; Dav-780, 778, 785. The 1861 coronation taler is UNC with

bagmarks while the other 1861 and the 1871 are AU+ with deep toning. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1861 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #12 of April 25, 1957, lot #1258; the 1861 coronation and 1871 talers were purchased in a 1 kilogram coin lot from Felix Chruszcz on November 29, 1952; all with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

1715. Lot of four Prussia (German States) coins of Wilhelm I:

taler, 1865-A, 1866-A, and 1869-A; 5 mark, 1876-A. KM-494, 503;

Dav-782, 786. The talers are around VF (though the 1869 has rim damage)

while the 5 mark is about Fine. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1865 and 1866 talers were purchased in a 1 kilogram coin lot from Felix Chruszcz on November 29, 1952; the 1867 taler is pedigreed to the M.H. Bolender mail bid auction #175 of April 16, 1949, lot #1345; with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $100-$150.

1716. Prussia (German States), 5 mark, 1901-A, Wilhelm II, 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Prussia. KM-526, Dav-790.

27.77 grams. UNC with spotty colorful toning, very bright surfaces. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Felix Chruszcz fixed price list on May 30, 1952, lot #3885, with collector’s envelope (reused vintage Stack’s envelope). Estimate: $80-$120.

1717. Lot of eight Prussia (German States) coins of Wilhelm II: 5 mark, 1904-A, 1907-A, 1913-A; 3 mark, 1909-A, 1913-A (two); 2 mark, 1913-A (two). Assorted group of pre-World War I

Prussian type coins including a 1913 2 mark commemorating the 100th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat; all generally XF to AU, some with surface hairlines. The 1904 and 1907 5 marks with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

1718. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German States), taler, 1846-F, Ernst II. KM-100, Dav-821. 22.24 grams. XF with vibrant colorful toning

over lustrous fields, minor contact marks. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #13 of July 1956, lot #347, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

Saxe-Meiningen

1720. Lot of two Saxe-Meiningen (German States), talers:

1866, Bernhard; 1867, George II. Thun-379, 380; Jaeger-450, 451; KM-

167, 175; Dav-838, 839. The

1866 is around XF with portions of retained luster (also a date not listed in Davenport); the 1867 is a darkly toned Fine. Both pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, as lots #1149 (1866) #2572 (1867), with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

Saxony

1721. Saxony (German States), taler, 1810-SGH, Friedrich

August. Thun-292; Jaeger-12; KM-1059.1; Dav-854. 27.90 grams. Lustrous XF/ AU with streaks of rainbow toning. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #148 of August 1955, lot #367, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $80-$120.

1722. Saxony (German States), taler, 1818-IGS, Friedrich

August. Thun-298; Jaeger-30; KM-1078; Dav-857. 27.91 grams. AU with old cleaning now toned over with dark blue and purple hues, significant luster remaining. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #8 of July 1955, lot #460, with collector’s envelope. Estimate: $100-$150.

1723. Saxony (German States), taler, 1823, Friedrich August.

Thun-300; Jaeger-33; KM-1091; Dav-859. 27.94 grams. AU with surface hairlines, patches of dark toning on the reverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

Mixed Lots

1724. Lot of three German States talers: Nassau, 1860, Adolph;

Reuss-Schleiz, 1862-A, Heinrich LXVII; Saxony, 1804, Friedrich August. KM-75, 73, 1027.2; Dav-747, 802, 850. All VF or slightly better

with deep toning, edge nicks noted on the 1804 taler. All pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection, the 1860 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #5 of March 29-31, 1955, lot #1307; the 1862 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #787; the 1804 was purchased from the Münzen und Medaillen A.G. price list #132 of February 1954, lot #295; with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $150-$225.

1725. Lot of two German States coins: Bremen (German States), taler, 1865-B, Bremen shooting festival; MecklenburgSchwerin (German States), taler, 1867-A, Friedrich Franz II. Thun-126, 216; Jaeger-27, 59; KM-120 248; Dav-628, 729. Both around XF with subdued colored toning and scattered contact marks, light rim bruise on the 1865. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection and both purchased from the 1 kilogram coin lot from Felix Chruszcz on November 29, 1952, with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $125-$200.

Great Britain

1719. Lot of two Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German States), talers: 1726. Great Britain (London, England), half crown, George

1848-F, Ernst II; 1862-B, Ernst II. Thun-366, 369; Jaeger-285, 296; KM116, 130; Dav-823, 826. Both VF with dark purplish toning. Both pedigreed to

the Zeitlos Collection, the 1848 purchased from the Gerhard Hirsch auction #7 of Nov. 11, 1955, lot #710; the 1862 purchased from the Schulman auction of May 20-22, 1954, lot #1149; both with collector’s envelopes. Estimate: $100-$150.

II, 1745, with LIMA below bust, ex-Jones. KM-584.3. 14.74 grams. About Fine with surface hairlines, faint colorful toning around the legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1727. London, England, crown, Charles II, 1664, NGC Fine

15. KM-422.1; Sp-3355. Moderately circulated with light surface marks on the bust, dull gray-toned fields, first year of issue for a three-year type. NGC #2731691-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Great Britain to Honduras (Republic) 1728. Lot of three Great Britain copper tokens of the 1790s: 1/2 penny, Middlesex, T. Hall, toucan (no date); 1/2 penny, Hampshire, Portsmouth, 1794, J. Howard; and farthing, Somersetshire, Bath, 1795, F. Heath. D&H-319c, 53 and 116. All high grade with no problems, some interesting designs. Estimate: $150-$225.

Greece

1729. Greece, 5 drachmai, George I, 1876-A, NGC AU details

/ cleaned. KM-46. Lightly cleaned surfaces with patchy dark gray toning. NGC #5902958-001. Estimate: $60-$90.

Guatemala (Republic)

1737. Lot of two Guatemala 1R-sized silver proclamation medals of 1847, both coin axis. Fonrobert-7236. 6.65 grams total. Both dated to the time of Carrera’s first presidency and grading XF or so, one with cleaned surfaces and attempted hole, the other darkly toned without problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1738. San Miguel Uspantan (El Quiche Dept), Guatemala,

brass 2 reales coffee token, Finca San José del Soch / Rafael Cobian (ca. 1900). Rulau-Eq3; Clark-388. 6.86 grams. Obverse: 2 at center

Guatemala (Central American Republic)

with fleur de lis background encircled with dots, FINCA SAN JOSE DEL SOCH above and RAFAEL COBIAN below; reverse: 2 at center with fleur de lis background encircled with dots, PLANTACION DE CAFÉ above and USPANTAN below; smooth edge. Brilliant UNC with some toning spots. Estimate: $60-$90.

1730. Lot of two Guatemala (Central American Republic) gold

1739. Departments of Zacapa and Izabal, Guatemala, cast copper 1 real token, Ricardo Villafranca, no date (1800s). Rulau-Zcp7.

Gold

1/2E, assayer M: 1824 and 1825. KM-5. 3.35 grams total. The 1824 is

VF with tooling and previously mounted while the 1825 is a holed XF with a solder mark on reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

1731. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 8 reales,

1846/2AE/MA, CREZCA/CRESCA variety, PCGS AU50. KM-

4. Sharply struck with particularly crisp legends, minor hairlines across lustrous surfaces, mostly non-toned with faint red hues on the reverse. PCGS #40057638. Estimate: $200-$300.

4.29 grams. Obverse: 1 REAL at center, RICARDO VILLAFRANCA

above, DPO. De IZABAL below; reverse: phoenix rising from flames with FINCA VILLAFRANCA above and DPO. DE ZACAPA below; smooth edge. Crudely cast yet with a dramatic mythological design, XF or so with full details. Estimate: $50-$75.

1740. Guatemala, copper 1/2 real token, Casa Roja / Francisco Aparicio, no date (ca. 1900). cf. Clark-346 (1 real). 2.95 grams. Obverse: MEDIO REAL at center, CASA above and Roja below; reverse: FRAN-

1732. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1 real, 1824M, CISCO APARICIO with blank center; smooth edge. AU with hints of

NGC AU 55. KM-3. Darkly toned with minor handling for the grade, some original luster around the legends. NGC #5903906-014. Estimate: $100-$150.

original copper-red luster around legends, similar design to a 4 reales from Casa Blanca. Estimate: $100-$150.

1741. Guatemala, aluminum 1/2 real token, Ferrocarril del 1733. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1837, Norte, no date (ca. 1900). 0.69 gram. Obverse: 1/2 REAL at center,

PCGS MS65. KM-1. Choice example with reflective, nearly prooflike fields and sharp design details, faint red toning on the reverse. PCGS #39614759. Estimate: $100-$150.

FERROCARRIL DEL NORTE encircling with star at bottom; reverse: same design as obverse; smooth edge. XF with surface marks, same design shared with a 2 reales from the issuer. Estimate: $40-$60.

1734. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1840/30, PCGS MS65. KM-1. Brilliant, lustrous surfaces without

Honduras (Republic)

1735. Guatemala (Central American Republic), 1/4 real, 1844, PCGS MS66. KM-1. Exceptional grade with flashy fields contrasting

nickel 1/8 real, 1869-A, PCGS MS63. KM-30. Strongly struck with sharp details, light rainbow toning over muted luster. PCGS #39839997. Estimate: $60-$90.

any toning, minor adjustment lines on the obverse. PCGS #39614765. Estimate: $100-$150.

against frosty devices, no toning. PCGS #39614771. Estimate: $80$120.

Guatemala (State)

1736. Guatemala (State), provisional 1 real, 1829M, very rare,

NGC VF 25. KM-75. For this year only, and only in this denomination, the Guatemala City mint struck coins with the legend ESTADO DE GUATEMALA on one side and MONEDA PROVISIONAL on the other with the same central design as the Central American Republic issues, making for a very rare, single-denomination type-coin that is critical to any important Guatemala collection. Typical crude strike with weak rims and slight bulge in the planchet at the center of the reverse, subdued gray color throughout, very rare type. NGC #5903906-015. Estimate: $600-$900.

1742. Honduras (struck at the Paris Mint, France), copper-

1743. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1910/00, NGC VG 10, very rare,

ex-O’Brien. KM-51 (overdate not listed). By itself, the 602 coin mintage listed for the 1910 50 centavos is enough to consider the type rare. Yet, to take that further, Carlos Jara notes that only five examples are known to have survived today, making the present example a key date in the series and among the rarest of Honduras coins overall. This coin is moderately yet evenly circulated with some areas of strike weakness due to the design’s relief, muted gray tone all over. The overdate (unlisted in KM and not recognized on the label) is easily visible, particularly around the 1. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #4425813-001. Estimate: $250-$375.

1744. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1885, denomination 1, NGC UNC details / cleaned, ex-O’Brien. KM-46. Well-detailed strike with lightly wiped surfaces. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-005. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Honduras (Republic) to India (British) 1745. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1890, denomination 1756. Lot of two India (British), copper 1/4 annas of Victoria: UN/10, NGC AU 58 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-59. Average strike with some areas of strike weakness yet other details struck up well, faintly circulated with even chocolate-brown color. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

Bombay, 1886; Calcutta, 1897. SW-6.503, 6.538; KM-486. Both UNC with bright red copper color. Estimate: $70-$100.

Edward VII

1746. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1895, denomination 1757. Bombay, India (British), rupee, Edward VII, 1907. SWUN/10, ex-O’Brien.

Brown-toned VF with a small gouge on the reverse, weak rims as made. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-61.

7.37; KM-508. 11.66 grams. Lustrous AU/UNC with minor contact marks and a few speckles of reddish toning. Estimate: $50-$75.

1758. Lot of four British (India) coins of Edward VII: Bom-

1747. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1901/897, NGC AU 58 bay, 1/2 rupee, 1907; Calcutta, 1/2 rupee, 1910; Calcutta, 1/4 BN, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-O’Brien. KM-46.

Lightly handled piece with a reworked date (overdate not indicated on the label), minor die-rotation error and several die-cracks on the reverse that are indicative of the crude minting process of the time. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection. NGC #5903032-008. Estimate: $60-$90.

1748. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1902, small 0, NGC MS 62 BN, ex-O’Brien. KM-46. Decent, well-centered strike for a typically

crude type with minute details in the castles and pyramid showing, minor rim weakness on the reverse, some die-clash marks, even brown toning. Pedigreed to the J. O’Brien collection (stated on label). NGC #5903032-007. Estimate: $100-$150.

rupee, 1903; Calcutta, 2 annas, 1910. AU or better, some with toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1759. Calcutta, India (British), 1/4 rupee, Edward VII, 1904, NGC MS 62. SW-7.80, KM-506. Bright white appearance without any

toning. NGC #5906801-007. Estimate: $70-$100.

1760. Calcutta, India (British), copper 1/4 anna, Edward VII, 1903(C), PCGS MS65RD, finest known in PCGS census. SW-7.157, KM-. Sharply

struck with bright original red copper color and a few faint streaks of toning. PCGS #39614755. Estimate: $80-$120.

George V

1761. Lot of three Bombay, India (British) rupees, George V,

Hong Kong

1911.

nickel-brass 10 cents, 1951. KM-3, 6.3, 19 and 25. Most UNC or there-

V, 1911. SW-8.11, KM-523. Both richly toned AU, one with old surface

SW-8.15, KM-523.

All AU or so with colorful toning. Estimate:

1749. Lot of five Hong Kong coins: silver 10 cents, 1874-H, $100-$150. 1897-H; bronze 1 mil, 1866; copper-nickel 10 cents, 1935; 1762. Lot of two Calcutta, India (British), rupees, George abouts with the 1874 10 cents closer to XF/AU. Sold as is, no returns. Estimate: $70-$100.

marks. Estimate: $100-$150.

India (Princely States)

PCGS MS62. SW-8.54; KM-524. Wispy contact marks in the fields for the grade, faintly toned. PCGS #39626573. Estimate: $70-$100.

1750. Large lot of 26 miscellaneous Indian silver coins, various regions and time periods. 91.91 grams total. Varied group of welldetailed Indian coins for the specialist to study, sold as is, no returns. Estimate: $100-$150.

India (British)

1763. Bombay, India (British), rupee, George V, 1921(B), 1764. Bombay, India (British), rupee, George V, 1922(B), PCGS UNC detail / cleaned. SW-8.57, KM-524. Light surface hairlines

now covered with rich colorful toning. PCGS #39614754. Estimate: $40-$60.

1765. Calcutta, India (British), 1/2 rupee, George V, 1926,

Victoria

1751. Bombay, British (India), rupee, Victoria, 1886-B, NGC

NGC MS 64. SW-8.109, KM-522. Bright surfaces, mostly non-toned with a hint of red color on the reverse. NGC #5906801-006. Estimate: $70-$100.

MS 63. SW-6.93; KM-492. Bold design details from a strong strike, faint colorful toning over flashy surfaces, perhaps a bit conservatively graded. NGC #5907479-003. Estimate: $70-$100.

1766. Bombay, India (British), 1/2 rupee, George V, 1936,

1752. Bombay, British (India), rupee, Victoria, 1890-B, NGC

1767. Calcutta, India (British), 2 annas, George V, 1915, NGC

MS 62. SW-6.114; KM-492. Bright fields with speckles of toning through-

out. NGC #5907479-004. Estimate: $70-$100.

1753. Lot of two Bombay, India (British), rupees of Victoria: 1883, with bead; 1887, inverted B at top. SW-6.69, 6.101; KM-492. One grades XF while the other is AU, both rainbow toned. Estimate: $70-$100.

1754. Calcutta, India (British), 1/4 rupee, Victoria, 1890-C,

NGC MS 62. SW-8.126, KM-522. Flashy surfaces with light contact marks for the grade. NGC #5906801-005. Estimate: $70-$100.

MS 63. SW-8.210; KM-515. Frosty surfaces with muted luster, no toning. NGC #5906801-008. Estimate: $70-$100.

1768. Lot of five India (British) coins of George V: Bombay, rupee, 1912; Calcutta, 1/2 rupee, 1936 (two); Calcutta, 1/4 rupee, 1919; Bombay, copper-nickel 2 annas, 1918. Around AU to UNC, some with toning, a few better types. Estimate: $70-$100.

NGC MS 62. SW-6.297; KM-490. Frosty white surfaces, outline of bust

George VI

Victoria, 1858(W), PCGS MS64RD.

toning over subdued luster. PCGS #39626574. Estimate: $70-$100.

1769. Bombay, India (British), rupee, George VI, 1944(B), 1755. India (British East India Company), copper 1/4 anna, bead at bottom, PCGS MS64. SW-9.27; KM-557.1. Vibrant rainbow

on reverse from die clashing. NGC #5907479-002. Estimate: $70-$100.

Choice example with strong strike details and significant original red mint luster. PCGS #39626572. Estimate: $60-$90. SW-3.78; KM-463.1.

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India (Portuguese) to Mexico (War of Independence)

India (Portuguese)

1770. Lot of two Portuguese India copper 1/2 and 1/4 tangas,

1901.

Both lightly handled XF+, the 1/4 tanga with dark brown toning. Estimate: $50-$75. KM-16, 15.

Italian States

Naples (under Spain)

1771. Naples (under Spain), Italian States, 1/2 ducato, Philip

II, IBR in monogram to left. 14.63 grams. Nicely detailed AU with polished surfaces. Estimate: $125-$200.

Mexico (colonial)

1780. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1809TH, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.109; Cal-1308; KM-110. 26.87 grams. AU with bright luster, some reflectivity in

the reverse fields, a few adjustment marks. While there may be a trace of what looks like a 9/8 overdate, Yonaka says more study is needed to prove its existence. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1781. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1809TH, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.109; Weakly struck XF with light hairlines in front of the bust, deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

Cal-1308; KM-110. 26.75 grams.

1782. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII tran-

Gold

1772. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1776FM. KM-156.2; Cal-2004. 26.95 grams. AU details with repaired mount

mark at 12 o’clock, cleaned surfaces, amber toning, popular date with US collectors. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Pillars

1773. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1758M. Yonaka-M05.58; KM-67.2; Cal-97. 1.66 grams. Toned XF with plenty of retained luster. Estimate: $80-$120.

1774. Lot of eight Mexico City, Mexico, pillar minors (one 4R, two 2R, three 1R and two 1/2R) of Philip V, Ferdinand VI and Charles III. Nice group of circulated pillar minors with some

better grades in the group, a few with past price list tags. Sold as is, no returns. The 1750MF 4 reales is pedigreed to the Sedwick price list of Summer 1999. Estimate: $250-$375.

Busts

1775. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1786FM, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.86; Cal-1129; KM-106.2a. 26.90 grams. Toned XF with old scratch in front of the bust. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1776. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM, ex-Jones.

Yonaka-M8.89.IV; Cal-950; KM-107. 26.75 grams. About AU with lightly toned, lustrous surfaces. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Ponterio auction of February 1997, with original lot-tag #506, and to our Auction 3, with original lot-tag #789, and our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #1549. Estimate: $100-$150.

1777. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transi-

tional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790FM. Yonaka-M8.90.

IV; Cal-951; KM-107. 26.88 grams. Lustrous XF with surface hairlines, rich

toning (especially around the rims). Estimate: $100-$150.

1778. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1794FM,

ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8-94; Cal-956; KM-109. 26.96 grams. XF/AU with prior

cleaning, colorful toning around the legends. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1779. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1804TH,

ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8-104; Cal-980; KM-109. 26.98 grams. Cleaned AU with

hints of toning around the rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

sitional (“armored” bust), 1810HJ, NGC MS 61. Yonaka-M8.110a; Cal-1314; KM-110. Richly toned with original mint luster showing. NGC

#5902958-010. Estimate: $100-$150.

1783. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored” bust), 1810HJ, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.110a; Cal-1314; KM-110. 26.95 grams. Nicely toned XF with light surface hairlines, slightly off-center strike. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Coin Galleries auction of July 1994, with original lot-tag #2832, and to our Auction 3, with original lot-tag #819, and our Auction 12, with original lot-tag #1561. Estimate: $100-$150.

1784. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817JJ, ex-Jones. Yonaka-M8.117; Cal-1332; KM-111. 26.95 grams. Bold

XF+ with polished surfaces. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $80-$120.

1785. Lot of five Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, various

periods (Charles III through Ferdinand VII). Around Fine to VF, a few with cleaning or surface marks. Sold as is, no returns. Estimate: $250-$375.

1786. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1797FM.

Yonaka-M2.97; Cal-632; KM-91. 6.60 grams. Detailed VF+ with cleaned surfaces

starting to tone around the rims. Pedigreed to the Sedwick Price List of (Holiday) 1998. Estimate: $70-$100.

1787. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1800/799FM. Yonaka-M05.100a; Cal-284; KM-72. 1.69 grams. Semi-lustrous AU with splashes of color, small scratches on the rim at 1 o’clock on the reverse. Pedigreed to the Econo-Coin Co. auction of December 1989 (lot #1021). Estimate: $60-$90.

Mexico (War of Independence) Oaxaca

1788. Lot of three Oaxaca (Morelos/SUD), Mexico, copper 8 reales: 1812, NGC XF details / damaged; 1814, NGC VF details / tooled; 1814, NGC XF details / tooled. KM-233.2, 240, 241.

Crude revolutionary coinage, several different types represented. NGC #4740648-011, 4740648-009, 4740661-001. Estimate: $125-$200.

Sombrerete de Vargas

1789. Sombrerete de Vargas, Mexico, 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1812. KM-177; Cal-1427. 24.43 grams. VF with a typical crude strike leaving some areas of weakness, minor planchet flaws around the edges, light surface hairlines. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Mexico (War of Independence) to Peru (colonial)

Zacatecas

1790. Zacatecas, Mexico, 8 reales (provisional), Ferdinand VII,

(1811)-LVO, second type with proper royal arms, ex-Jones.

KM-189; Cal-1445. 25.33 grams. Toned AVF with typical flat areas of strike

weakness, date not visible, some old surface marks. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2010, with original lot-tag #1080. Estimate: $100-$150.

Netherlands (Spanish)

1800. Gelderland, Spanish Netherlands (Nijmegen mint), philipsdaalder, Philip II, 1561. Delm-30. 33.72 grams. Deeply toned

VF with doubling and a few weak spots from striking. Estimate: $125$200.

Nicaragua

1791. Zacatecas, Mexico, 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818AG, 1801. Nicaragua, 50 centavos, 1939, NGC MS 65.

ex-Jones. KM-111.5; Cal-1459. 25.42 grams. AXF, struck on a somewhat

crude planchet with minor surface porosity, deeply toned. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the El Mundo de la Moneda auction of September 2010, with original lot-tag #1111. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (Republic)

1792. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “balance scale,” 1873M,

ex-Jones. KM-408.5. 26.93 grams. AU with surface hairlines, faint rainbow

toning. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1793. Lot of four Mexican cap-and-rays 4 reales, as follows: Guanajuato, 1839PJ, 1856PF, 1862/1YE; San Luís Potosí, 1869/8PS. KM-375.4, 375.8. All around VF or slightly better, most with luster and toning, several scarcer dates. The 1869/8 4 reales is pedigreed to our Auction 20 (lot #2240). Estimate: $350-$500.

1794. Aguascalientes, Mexico, copper token, no date (ca.

1850), Baja California Norte.

Obverse: MESQUITE. flanked by stars above mesquite tree; reverse: eight-petaled rosette at center; smooth edge. Dark brown toned VF with crude rims (as made). Estimate: $50-$75. Rulau-Agu11. 4.63 grams.

KM-19.1.

Strongly struck with beautiful rainbow-toned surfaces, tied with four others for finest known in the NGC census. NGC #5907479-005. Estimate: $60-$90.

Panama

1802. Panama, 1/4 balboa, 1934, NGC MS 64. KM-11.1. Bright, frosty surfaces with sharp design elements. NGC #5902958-003. Estimate: $100-$150.

1803. Lot of two Panama brass coffee tokens: Nemesio Ledesma, La Esperanza, Boquete, vale por una lata de cafe; Barrows Panama, Coffee Lands, 25 centésimos in trade. Plow-

man-400.100, 45.25 . Both about XF with some luster still present, rather scarce. Estimate: $100-$150.

Paraguay

1804. Paraguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), copper

4 centésimos, 1870-SHAW. KM-4.1. 20.25 grams. Bright, pale copper

red color all over, small strike-through on obverse with retained debris. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives. Estimate: $60-$90.

1795. Mérida, Mexico, copper 1 real token, 1868, Rancha 1805. Paraguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), speciBuena Vista.

Obverse: 1. / REAL at center, RANCHA BUENA VISTA encircling; reverse: J.R. / 1868. at center; smooth edge. Lightly handled AU with dark red toning, hints of bright copper red luster around the legends. Estimate: $50-$75. Rulau-Yuc77. 1.67 grams.

men copper 2 centésimos, 1870-SHAW, PCGS SP64RB. KM-3.

Light red-brown surfaces with muted luster. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives. PCGS #39626566. Estimate: $100-$150.

1806. Paraguay (struck at the Heaton mint, England), speci-

1796. Campeche, Mexico, nickel 1 real hacienda token, 1886 men copper 1 centésimo, 1870-SHAW, PCGS SP64RB. KM-2. date, Santa María de Oloron, Carmen.

Rulau-Cam61. 2.85 grams.

Obverse: SANTA MARIA DE O. above, B.A & C. at center above ornamentation, date 1886 with stars flanking it; reverse: 1 / UN REAL at center with ornamentation below, laurel encircling; smooth edge. XF with surface hairlines. Estimate: $30-$45.

Bright red color with hues of purple toning, small carbon spots on the obverse. Pedigreed to the Heaton Mint Archives. PCGS #39626567. Estimate: $80-$120.

1807. Paraguay, aluminum-bronze 25 centimos, 1951-HF, PCGS MS65. KM-23. Mixed red and gold toning over flashy surfaces.

1797. Lot of two Yucatán, Mexico, nickel “1/2” tokens, Fincas PCGS #39626568. Estimate: $20-$30.

de C. Camara, 1888, one with TEXAN and the other with YCINCAB. Rulau-Yuc145. Both AU/UNC with hazy toning over lustrous

fields. The TEXAN piece with Richard Margolis envelope and circular tag. Estimate: $50-$75.

1798. Yucatán, Mexico, incuse nickel token, San Pedro Chi-

may, José María Castro, 1889. Rulau-Yuc71. 3.57 grams. Obverse: M in star at center, JOSE MARIA CASTRO above, date 1889 below; reverse: flower at center, SAN PEDRO CHIMAY above, YUCATÁN below; smooth edge. Bright AU with hole at top. Estimate: $50-$75.

Mexico (United States of Mexico)

Peru (colonial) Busts

1808. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional

(“imaginary” bust), 1809JP, king’s name as FERDIN, rotated second strike error. Cal-1240; KM-106.1. 26.73 grams. Interesting rotated

second strike error leaving the obverse details doubled and distorted. Toned XF with surface hairlines and faded ink writing in front of the bust, some retained luster on the reverse. Pedigreed to our Auction 23, with original lot-tag #1933. Estimate: $100-$150.

1809. Lot of four Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles III and 1799. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 peso “caballito,” 1910, ex-Jones. IV: 1787MJ, 1789IJ, 1791IJ and 1806JP. All around Fine to VF+, UNC with flashy cartwheel luster, gold toning around the rims, very popular type coin. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to the Ponterio auction of February 2002, with original lot-tag #466. Estimate: $100-$150.

KM-453. 27.01 grams.

some with dark toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1810. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816JP. Cal-

816; KM-115.1. 6.58 grams. AU with mottled rainbow toning over original mint luster, light surface hairlines on the obverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Peru (colonial) to Spain 1811. Lot of two Lima, Peru, 1/4R, 1798 and 1801. Cal-109,

112; KM-102.2. The 1798 is Fine with dark toning; the 1801 is a salvaged

XF. Pedigreed to our Auction 6, with original lot-tags #1551 and 1552. Estimate: $100-$150. 1812. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1814. Cal-251; KM-108. 0.73 gram. UNC with pewter-toned centers and lustrous gold hues around the rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

1813. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1823, struck about 15% off-center

in error. KM-108. 0.87 gram. Semi-lustrous XF+ with dramatic striking

error, believed to be a Republic issue with colonial design. Estimate: $100-$150.

Peru (Republic)

Puerto Rico (under Spain)

1825. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, copper-nickel 5 centavos token, Adjuntas Ferreteria El Canon (1895). Rulau-May2; GH-406. 2.53 grams.

Choice UNC with bright, gold-toned surfaces, minor planchet flaw on reverse. Estimate: $80-$120.

Spain

Gold / Ferdinand VI

1826. Lot of four Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1/2 escudos of Ferdinand VI, assayer JB: 1747, 1752, 1753, 1756. KM-372, 378. 6.91

grams total. All around VF with light cleaning. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1827. Lot of four Spanish gold bust 1/2 escudos of Ferdinand 1814. Lima, Peru, gold 2 escudos, 1853MB. KM-149.2. 6.74 grams. VI, as follows: Madrid, 1757JB and 1758JB; Seville, 1751PJ About XF with surface hairlines, rose-gold toning around the edges. Estimate: $250-$375.

1815. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1865/55Y.B, PCGS MS63. KM-196.1.

Tied with one other for finest in PCGS census (and only one finer at NGC); the overdate, though visible, is not mentioned on the label. Nicely struck with brilliant cartwheel luster and faint rainbow toning. PCGS #84208395. Estimate: $125-$200.

1816. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1887TF, NGC MS 64+.

KM-196.22.

Luminous, satiny fields with faint red toning around the reverse rim. NGC #2829888-005. Estimate: $100-$150.

1817. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1889TF/BF, NGC MS 63+. KM-196.24.

Bright, mostly non-toned surfaces with a few spots of red toning, second finest known with only two higher in MS 64 in the NGC census. NGC #2826851-003. Estimate: $100-$150. 1818. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1893TF, NGC MS 64. KM-196.26. Deep toning over subdued luster, tied with three others for second finest in NGC census behind a single MS 65. NGC #2833220-005. Estimate: $100-$150. 1819. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1894TF, NGC MS 65. KM-196.26. Choice example with radiant cartwheel luster and frosty design elements. NGC #4915308-039. Estimate: $100-$150.

1820. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1924, small letters, NGC MS 62.

KM-218.1. Lightly gold toned throughout, second finest in NGC census

behind a single MS 63. NGC #2830449-016. Estimate: $75-$110.

Philippines (under Spain)

1821. Philippines (under Spain), gold 2 pesos, Isabel II,

1864/3. KM-143. 3.33 grams. Fine+ with minor contact marks. Estimate: $150-$225.

1822. Philippines, gold 1 peso, Isabel II, 1865. Cal-829; KM-142. 1.68 grams. Fine with surface hairlines. Estimate: $100-$150.

and 1759JV with stars. KM-378, 374 . 7.03 grams total. All VF or so with

minor cleaning. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Gold / Charles III

1828. Seville, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787CM. Cal-1505; KM-416.2a. 3.04 grams.

Estimate: $150-$225.

Cleaned Fine with toned reverse fields.

Gold / Charles IV

1829. Lot of five Madrid, Spain, gold bust 1 escudos, Charles

IV, assayer MF, dates as follows: 1791, 1793, 1797, 1798, 1799.

KM-434. 16.72 grams total. All generally VF or so with a few toned, some

with light cleaning. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Ferdinand VII

1830. Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808CN.

Cal-1411; KM-451. 26.38 grams. Very darkly toned VF, no problems. Esti-

mate: $50-$75.

1831. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818GJ. Cal-1273; KM-466.4. 26.69 grams. Moderately

the rim. Estimate: $100-$150.

toned VF with marks along

Alfonso XII

1832. Madrid, Spain, 5 pesetas, Alfonso XII, 1885MP-M. VF with cleaned surfaces starting to tone over, some edge nicks. This issue was struck during the reign of Alfonso XIII (who was an infant at the time) but in the name of Alfonso XII and backdated to 1885. Estimate: $40-$60.

Cal-63; KM-688. 24.80 grams.

1833. Madrid, Spain, 1 peseta, Alfonso XIII, 1903SMV with 19-03 inside stars, NGC MS 63.

Cal-67; KM-721. Lustrous with speckled rainbow toning on the obverse and fully toned reverse. NGC #4702956-010 Estimate: $80-$120.

Mixed Reigns

Portugal

1834. Lot of four Spanish milled minors: Seville, 2 reales, 1823. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, María I, 1798. Gomes-10.08; 1724; Seville, 1/2R, 1735 and 1750; Segovia, copper 8 maraKM-288. 14.58 grams. Richly toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $50-$75.

vedís, 1837. Group of Spanish minors, generally VF or somewhat

1824. Lot of two Lisbon, Portugal, 20 reis, João V and João better, all toned. Estimate: $80-$120. Prince Regent. KM-235 and 330. Both are XF with deep toning. Esti1835. Lot of four Spanish milled minors: three 2 reales “pista-

mate: $80-$120.

reens” (Segovia 1722, Seville 1721 and 1723) and one copper 4 maravedís (Segovia 1773). Similar group to the prior lot with

most grading around VF (the 1722 2 reales is About Good). Estimate: $70-$100.

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Spanish Colonial to Venezuela (United States of Venezuela)

Spanish Colonial

1836. Lot of five Spanish colonial bust 8 reales, various mints

(Mexico, Lima, Potosí and Guatemala), Charles III through Ferdinand VII. Around Fine to VF, some with cleaning or surface marks

including a Mexico 1777FF 8 reales with numerous chopmarks from trade in Asia. Sold as is, no returns. Estimate: $150-$225.

1837. Lot of nine Spanish colonial pillar and bust minors (one 4R, three 2R, two 1R and three 1/2R), mints of Mexico City and Lima, Peru, Charles III through Ferdinand VII. A couple of

nicer minors in this large group of assorted denominations and grades. Estimate: $200-$300.

1838. Lot of six Spanish colonial (various mints) pillar and

bust 1R, as follows: Potosí, 1770JR; Santiago, 1773DA, 1797DA; Lima, 1761JM, 1789IJ, 1811JP. Varied group with

1846. Guayana, Venezuela (royalist), copper 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816. KM-C41.2; Cal-347. 1.86 grams. Crudely struck with

some doubling on a thin, underweight planchet (a typical occurrence for the type). VF+ with light surface sedimentation. Estimate: $100-$150.

1847. Guayana, Venezuela (royalist), copper 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1817. KM-C41.2; Cal-348. 1.53 grams. About VF with slightly bent planchet, final date for the type. Estimate: $100-$150.

Venezuela (Caracas Royalist)

1848. Lot of four Caracas, Venezuela, copper 1/2R (1817?) and

1/4R (1814 and 1817 [two]). The 1/2R has a fascinating doubleclip error, and one of the 1/4R 1817 has an unidentified Arabic-script countermark (Rulau-DF69). Estimate: $200-$300.

Venezuela (United States of Venezuela)

several better types including a scarce Chile 1773DA 1 real (first year for the bust type). Estimate: $175-$250.

1849. Venezuela (struck at the Paris Mint, France), 1/4 bolívar, 1894-A, NGC AU 55. KM-Y20. Lightly handled surfaces with a mixture

as follows: Potosí, 1777PR; Bogotá, 1802JJ, 1804JJ, 1812JF, 1818FJ (two); Popayán, 1810JF; Lima, 1799IJ, 1801IJ. Like

Medals and Decorations

1839. Lot of nine Spanish colonial (various mints) bust 1R, of light blue and gold toning. NGC #5906063-011. Estimate: $80-$120. the prior lot, with several better dates and grades. Estimate: $200-$300.

Cuba

1840. Lot of seven Spanish colonial (various mints) bust 1850. Lot of two Guanabacoa, Cuba, silver proclamation 1/2R (six) and 1/4R (one), as follows: Santiago, 1/2R, 1802JJ; Popayán, 1/2R, 1774JS; Lima, 1/2R, 1783MI, 1787/6MI, 1789IJ, 1791IJ; Popayán, 1/4R, 1816. Mixed group of better small minors, particularly the scarce Popayán 1774JS 1/2 real. Estimate: $125-$200.

Straits Settlements

1841. Lot of four Straits Settlements coins: 20 cents, Edward

VII, 1903; 10 cents, Victoria, 1882-H; 10 cents, Edward VII, 1902, 10 cents, George V, 1918. Group of popular high-grade type coins, a couple with light cleaning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Uruguay

1842. Uruguay (struck in Paris), 50 centésimos, 1877-A, NGC AU 58. KM-16. Lightly handled with golden toning over lustrous surfaces. NGC #2728998-007 Estimate: $100-$150.

Venezuela (Guayana royalist)

1843. Guayana, Venezuela (royalist), copper 1/2 real, Ferdi-

nand VII, 1814, date facing inward. KM-C41.2; Cal-345. 2.81 grams.

XF with typical crude striking on a thin planchet leaving some flat areas yet showing a full date and king’s ordinal plus a partial legend and full denomination on the other side, a few spots of dark toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1844. Guayana, Venezuela (royalist), copper 1/2 real, Ferdi-

nand VII, 1815. KM-C41.2; Cal-346. 2.51 grams. Well struck with a nearly complete design and clear date, XF for the grade with some patches of dark toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

1845. Guayana, Venezuela (royalist), copper 1/2 real, Ferdi-

medals, Isabel II, 1834.

Herrera-43. Both toned AU with some old scratches in the fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

1851. Lot of two Havana, Cuba, silver 1R-sized proclamation medals, Isabel II, 1834. Fonrobert-7740; Medina-416. Both XF+, one deeply toned and the other with light cleaning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Great Britain

1852. Great Britain, large silver medal, 1687, James II, recovery of treasure from the Concepción by Sir William Phips, 1971 restrike issued by the Turks & Caicos, ex-Jones. 55 mm;

103.31 grams. This is an exact replica of the famous medal issued in 1687 to commemorate the salvage of the Spanish wreck Concepción (1641) by New Englander William Phips, this restrike scarce in its own right due to large-scale silver melting in the 1970s. Popular opinion is that the Turks & Caicos struck this medal to stake their claim on the wreck, which is nearby, but in the end the Dominican Republic had the gunboats to enforce their own claim instead. Choice UNC with brilliant, prooflike fields, rainbow toned all over. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection, the medal with hallmarks and number 0180 on edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

1853. Great Britain, bronze commemorative medallion, Ar-

thur Wellesley Duke of Wellington / Battle of Vittoria, 1813.

Obverse: ultra-high-relief bust of Wellesley with legend reading ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON, MILLS F and MUDIE D below bust; reverse: high relief Bellona (Roman goddess of war) driving chariot past a wrecked chariot with the letter N on it (representing Napoleon’s forces), BATTLE OF VITTORIA / 1813. below in exergue; smooth edge. AU with minor cabinet friction on the high points. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $70-$100. Eimer-1033. 32 grams.

nand VII, 1815. KM-C41.2; Cal-346. 2.38 grams. Choice XF example with full details, chocolate-brown color throughout. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1854. Lot of two Great Britain Royal Life Saving Society bronze medals in original presentation boxes, engraved with dates 1910 and 1936, ex-Malone. Obverse: rescue scene in water

at center, THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY above and ESTABLISHED 1891 below; reverse: AWARDED TO at center surrounded by beading, QUEMCUNQUE MISERUM VIDERIS HOMINEM SCIAS encircling; smooth edge. Very similar design shared between the two, one awarded to Hilda F. Witt in June 1910, the other awarded to H.K. Jones in July 1936, quite rare to find still in their original cases. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

1859. Lima, Peru, silver medal, 1906, placing of the corner-

stone of the office of the hydroelectric company in Chacrasana (Lima) by U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root. 11.77 grams. Obverse:

high relief coat of arms of Lima at center with CIUDAD DE LIMA at top and HOC SIGNUM VERE REGUM EST in a banner below, initials JFR at 7 o’clock on rim; reverse: EMPRESAS ELECTRICAS ASOCIADAS above with date 1906 below, COLOCACION / DE LA 1a. / PIEDRA / DE LA / OFICINA / HIDRO-ELECTRICA / DE CHACRASANA / POR EL / H.S. / ELIHU ROOT at center; smooth edge. AU+ with mottled dark toning, lustrous reverse, interesting medal that we have not encountered before, apparently quite rare. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) U.S. Coins, Medals, Tokens and 1855. Guatemala, silver 2R-sized medal, 1837, “trial by jury.” Fonrobert-7227. 6.72 grams. Obverse: radiant all-seeing eye above swords on

pedestal that says GUAT. / 1837. within legend JUICIO POR JURADOS. (“trial by jury”); reverse: standing woman holding pomegranate and snakes next to two baskets under legend EL PUEBLO JUEZ (“the people judge”); reeded edge. Deeply toned VF with a crude planchet, the design thematic of legal reforms in 1837 after an indigenous revolt. Estimate: $70-$100.

Guatemala (Central American Union) 1856. Guatemala, silver medal, 1890, Central American Union

Pact of 1889. Prober-350. 37 mm; 27.02 grams. Obverse: five mountains

under rainbow and radiant Liberty cap inside triangle within palmand-oak wreath within legend VIVA LA REPUBLICA DE CENTROAMERICA *; reverse: 15 / DE OCTUBRE / DE / 1889 above laurel wreath within PACTO DE UNION / Loor al Patriotismo within legend DIOS UNION LIBERTAD / GUATEMALA 1890; smooth edge. XF+ with faintly toned surfaces, highly artistic design rendered in bold relief. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (Empire)

1857. Chiapas, Mexico (Empire), 1R-sized proclamation

medal, 1822, Iturbide. Grove-23a. 3.12 grams. Obverse: left facing bust

of Iturbide, LAS CHIAPAS POR AGUST. I encircling, with date 1822 below; reverse: royal coat of arms at center with CHIAPAS PROCLAMAN CONSTANCIA. encircling; smooth edge. Holed VG. Estimate: $70-$100.

Peru

1858. Puno, Peru, small white-metal medal, 1901, War of the Pacific monument, NGC MS 64. Rulau-Pun-20 (but not in copper).

Obverse: MONUMENTO / PINO / Á LA MEMORIA / DE LOS / HIJOS DEL / DEPARTMENTO / * QUE * / MURIERON / EN / LA GUERRA DEL PACIFICO; reverse: wreath above, PADRINOS / Ex mo. Sr. D. / EDUARDO / L. de ROMAÑA / Sr’a JULIA C. de / ROMAÑA at center, PUNO. 28 DE JULIO DE 1901. below; smooth edge. Rulau states this medal should be in copper. Flashy, mirrorlike fields with heavy die-polish lines, faintly gold toned, the date explicit on the piece but not mentioned on the slab label. NGC #4334143-002. Estimate: $60-$90.

Silver

Paper Money

Dollars

1860. USA (New Orleans mint), Morgan dollar, 1885-O, ANACS MS 65. Bright surfaces with golden toned centers and dark

blue hues around the rims. ANACS #210707. Estimate: $80-$120.

1861. USA (San Francisco mint), $1 Morgan, 1879-S. 26.73 grams. Brilliant UNC with flashy fields. Estimate: $50-$70.

Smaller denominations

1862. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1853-O, arrows and rays, ex-Tuscaloosa Hoard (Civil War era)

12.21 grams. XF with surface hairlines, spotty faint toning, interesting provenance (see online lot listing for an article on its discovery). From the “Tuscaloosa Hoard” (1860s) near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

1863. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar,

1858-O, ex-Tuscaloosa Hoard (Civil War era). 12.32 grams.

Cleaned AU, interesting provenance (see online lot listing for an article on its discovery). From the “Tuscaloosa Hoard” (1860s) near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1864. Lot of ten USA (Philadelphia mint) Barber half dollars,

various dates (1901-4), ex-Sulphur Springs recovery (early 1900s). 92.59 grams total. Mostly black but some with light-gray crust (as

found) over mostly readable details, interesting provenance to a mineral springs resort built in the 1920s by Josiah Richardson in Sulphur Springs, Florida. All from the “Sulphur Springs recovery” (early 1900s) near Tampa, Florida, with certificates. Estimate: $150-$225.

1865. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty quarter dollar,

1853-O, arrows and rays, ex-Tuscaloosa Hoard (Civil War era).

6.13 grams. Cleaned VF, interesting provenance (see online lot listing for

an article on its discovery). From the “Tuscaloosa Hoard” (1860s) near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

1866. Lot of five USA (Philadelphia mint) Barber quarters, 1904, ex-Sulphur Springs recovery (early 1900s). 24.29 grams

total. Mostly black but some with light-gray crust (as found) over mostly readable details, interesting provenance to a mineral springs resort built in the 1920s by Josiah Richardson in Sulphur Springs, Florida. All from the “Sulphur Springs recovery” (early 1900s) near Tampa, Florida, with certificates. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1867. Lot of five U.S. silver coins: 1850 dime, 1854 with arrows dimes (two), 1853 half dime, and 1852 3 cents “trime.”

9.40 grams total. Generally XF, some with light sedimentation from burial or cleaning. Estimate: $80-$120.

Medals and Tokens

1868. Lot of two USA medals relating to the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898 in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, during the Spanish American War (one small silver medal and one aluminum two-piece badge). The badge is from the National Badge Co. of New York with a top part depicting the U.S.S. Maine with the text U.S. BATTLESHIP MAINE DESTROYED above and FEB. 15, 1898 below while the bottom part depicts an eagle holding the flag of Cuba flanked by U.S. flags with the legend reading SPANISH AMERICAN WAR above and FOR HUMANITY’S SAKE 1898 below; the reverse reads WAR BEGUN APR. 21, 1898 / PEACE PROPOSALS ACCEPTED AUG. 12, ‘98 / SOLDIERS UNDER ARMS ABOUT 230000 / KILLED IN BATTLE ABOUT 280 / WOUNDED ABOUT 1425 / COST OF WAR $150000000 / RESULT, INDEPENDENCE OF CUBA, PORTO RICO AND OTHER SPANISH ISL’S. / CEDED TO THE UNITED STATES WITH / POSSESSIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES. and NATIONAL BADGE CO. / N.Y. below. The smaller medal depicts the U.S.S. Maine before and after her sinking with the masts sticking out of the water and notes the ship was “destroyed by a submarine mine” with 266 lives lost. Estimate: $100-$150.

1871. USA, large sterling silver medal by the Medallic Art Co., awarded to Frances M. Kelly by W.R. Grace & Co. for 30 years of loyal service in 1950, ex-Malone. 236 grams, 89 mm in diameter. Obverse: large, triple-masted sailing ship in high relief cutting through ocean waves, lighthouse in background, inscription below reads: FROM / W.R. GRACE & CO. / FRANCES M. KELLY / 1950 / IN RECOGNITION OF / 30 YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE; reverse: high relief view of shipping lanes between North and South America with renderings of an airplane, agriculture and industry, a transport ship, and a city of skyscrapers; smooth edge with inscription MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. FINE SILVER. Impressive, large medal produced by the famous Medallic Art Company for W.R. Grace & Co.; W.R. Grace & Company is a multinational chemical company founded in 1854 in Peru by Irish immigrant William Russell Grace. Lightly handled (VF) with spotty dark gray toning on the obverse. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Paper Money

United States Notes

1872. USA, United States Note, $10, series of 1901, serial E56185976, Speelman-White. About Fine, torn in half with tape residue from past “repair,” stain at upper left corner. Estimate: $80-$120.

Gold Certificates

1873. Lot of four USA, Gold Certificates, series of 1922, Speel1869. USA, brass medal, ca. 1918, National Tuscania Survi- man-White: $20, serial K45154688; $10, serial H62100126;

vors Assn., for the “Baraboo 21” survivors of S.S. Tuscania shipwreck (1918), with original card, ex-Malone. 2-1/8” x 2;

$10, serial H13413745; $10, serial H6423303. The $20 and one

Tuscania sinks in the background with a banner reading NATIONAL TUSCANIA SURVIVORS ASSN. along with BARABOO, WIS. / 1918 - 1935, a bottom hanger depicts a torpedo speeding through the water. The luxury liner / converted troopship SS Tuscania was sunk on Feb. 5, 1918 in the Irish Sea by the German U-boat UB-77. The ship carried a large complement of American soldiers “doughboys” heading to fight along the Western Front in France. Several British officers and around 200 American soldiers were killed in the attack and sinking. The survivors, around 1,800 total, included all 21 men who had enlisted from Baraboo, Wisconsin. Those 21 soldiers came to be known as the “Baraboo 21” and, after the war, continued to meet yearly into the 1960s in Baraboo as part of a “Last Man Club.” A subsequent National Tuscania Survivors Association also formed in Baraboo and, in 2018, a memorial dedicated to the survivors and those lost was erected in the town. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Obsoletes

24.81 grams. Dramatic representation of survivors rowing a lifeboat as the

1870. USA (Panama), bronze decoration with ribbon, Panama-Pacific Line, S.S. Virginia (launched 1928), ex-Malone. 3-1/4” x 1-1/2”; 17.59 grams. The S.S. Virginia was one of several ships

in the Panama Pacific Line of the International Mercantile Marine that connected the East Coast with the West Coast via the Panama Canal in the 1920s and 1930s. The decoration hanger reads S.S. VIRGINIA with attached red, white, and blue ribbon with the medal reading PANAMA PACIFIC LINE and a depiction of the S.S. Virginia; the reverse notes the decoration was for deck sports. Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

of the $10 notes grade VF with previous pressing; the other two $10s are Fine (one having minor edge splits). Estimate: $150-$225.

1874. Charleston, South Carolina, Planters & Mechanics Bank, $10 obverse proof, 18XX (mid 1800s), plate B. Haxby-

Partial black and white obverse proof mounted on cardstock with the left vignette pillar removed, a 1/2” cut near the right vignette pillar with some edge pieces missing, a scarce obsolete proof with dramatic representation of an eagle as the central vignette. Estimate: $40-$60.

25-G22a, Sheehan 328.

Mixed Lots

1875. Lot of three USA notes: Federal Reserve Note, $20, series

of 1914, serial G31563300A, Burke-Houston; Federal Reserve Note, $5, series of 1914, serial G60614687B, White-Mellon; Legal Tender, $5, series of 1907, serial D894125, NapierThompson. The 1914 $20 is a pressed VF, the 1907 $5 is Fine+ with

stains, and the 1914 $5 is VG, also stained. Estimate: $100-$150. 1876. Lot of twelve notes, 1863-1957. Eclectic mix with two 1899 $1 “Black Eagle” silver certificates, a 1928 $10 gold certificate, some small size silver certificates (including a 1934 “funnyback” $1 and a 1935A $1 with HAWAII overprint), two 1863 fractional notes, along with two Canadian 1923 25 cent notes and a 1968-dated Illinois obsolete advertising note. Generally VG to VF, some notes with problems. Estimate: $70-$100.

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World Paper Money

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

Dominican Republic

1877. Trujillo City, Dominican Republic, 5 pesos oro obverse 1884. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF, proof, no date (1947). SCWPM-61p. Scarce proof mounted on card-

stock, no problems. Estimate: $50-$75.

El Salvador

1878. El Salvador, Banco Central de Reserva, 1 colón, 6-11-

1952, series VA, serial 3626344, PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ. SCWPM-87. Colorful

Gem note, tied with two others for second finest known in the PMG census. PMG #8075630-003. Estimate: $80-$120.

Puerto Rico

ex-St. Geran (1744), mounted in silver plated bezel. 35.29 grams

total. Corroded yet fully detailed example loosely mounted in vintage

Aquarius bezel, rare provenance (a French slave ship carrying colonists to Mauritius and the inspiration for the famous 1788 French novel, Paul et Virginie by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre). From the St. Geran (1744), with old card. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico Silver Cobs Shield Type

1885. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip V, assayer R, 1879. Puerto Rico, Ministerio de Ultramar, 1 peso, 17-8-1895, ex-Meseta Central, mounted cross-side out in men’s 14K gold with partial counterfoil. SCWPM-7b. Fine with some paper damage.

Estimate: $60-$90.

Coin Jewelry

ring (size 10-1/2). 14.29 grams total. Choice full cross with the nearly complete shield left open underneath, VF for the grade. From the “La Meseta Central hoard,” with small certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 15 (lot #819), plus photo-certificate for the whole ring. Estimate: $200-$300.

Shipwreck Coins

Potosí Silver Cobs

1880. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1651-2)E, ex-Capitana

side out in 14K gold-wire bezel. 7.45 grams total. Thin, simple contour mounting around a toned and detailed VF cob with light surface corrosion on the reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

with nearly complete shield and cross. From the Capitana (1654), with photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 15 (lot #494). Estimate: $125$200.

Pillars-and-Waves

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ec- Pillars and Waves 1886. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1756(q), mounted pillarsuador (1654), mounted in twisted-wire silver bezel with 14K shackle bail. 7.08 grams total. Ornate, contoured mounting around a solid coin

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador

1881. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (167)8E, ex-Consolación (1681), mounted in sterling silver bezel. 18.86 grams total. Toned and corroded yet solid coin with plenty of detail including the final digit of the date, fitted cross side out with contour mounting. From the Consolación (1681), with certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1882. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1666E, ex-Consolación

(1681), mounted in twisted-wire 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 4.59 grams total. Choice coin mounted cross side out with minimal saltwater corrosion and a good amount of design detail showing including the date and assayer. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR tag and photo-certificate #2020238. Estimate: $125-$200.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 1883. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip V, date and assayer not

visible, ex-Princess Louisa (1743), mounted in silver bezel with 14K prongs and shackle bail. 10.62 grams total. Solid coin with light

saltwater effect trimmed to a circular shape with some pillars and cross details showing, particularly the large 2 of the denomination. From the Princess Louisa (1743). Estimate: $150-$225.

1887. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1739M, mounted pillars-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 6.85 grams total. Small, circular coin with nearly complete pillars and most of the cross showing, grayish silver color all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Ancient Coins Ancient Greek

1888. Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm “owl,” 454-404 BC, mounted owl-side out in silver bezel with 14K gold prongs and shackle bail. 25.61 grams. Helmeted head of Athena right, with

frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Very attractive heavy-gauge custom silver bezel surrounding brightly-toned XF coin, triple-wire gold prongs and decorative gold swivel bail. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

1889. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (the

Great), 336-323 BC, mounted head-side out in 14K gold bezel with swivel bail. 6.36 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin

headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left. Simple custom gold bezel with three double-wire prongs, simple swivel bail. Estimate: $150-$225.

1890. Kingdom of Macedon, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the

Great,” 336-323 BC), mounted head-side out in silver men’s ring (size 10-1/2) with 14K gold accent. 19.61 grams. Head of

Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress / Reverse not visible. Solid heavy silver ring with round gold bezel to hold VF coin with reverse not visible. Estimate: $200-$300.

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mounted horse-side out in 14K gold bezel on silver money clip. 27.78 grams. Horse prancing right; monogram below / Reverse

Santo Christo de Castello, sunk in 1667 off Cornwall, England

Ancient Roman

many brass pins, ex-Santo Christo de Castello (1667). 208 grams total, approx. 3’ x 2’. Fascinating little amalgamation of objects concreted

1891. Thrace, Maroneia, AE 14 “horse,” ca. 400-350 BC, not visible. Silver clip with custom gold bezel encircling well-toned VF bronze coin. Estimate: $75-$110.

1898. Conglomerate of a pewter screw cap for a bottle with

together by sedimentation, good for display, rare provenance. From the

1892. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Pinarius Natta, 155 BC, Santo Christo de Castello (1667), with certificate from the salvor. EstiRome mint, mounted head-side out in twisted-wire silver bezel with shackle bail. 6.34 grams. Roma right; X behind / Victory in biga;

mate: $75-$110.

1893. Roman Empire, AE 4, Constantine II, 337-61 AD, mounted bust-side out in a 14K gold bezel on a silver money clip (hinged). 22.49 grams. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust

1899. Lot of four bronze church-door ornaments (with knobs),

NAT below; ROMA in exergue. Very cute silver setting of a twisted wire bezel, three double-wire prongs and swivel bail. Estimate: $125-$200.

right / Reverse not visible. Small silver clip with gold bezel holding XF bronze coin (only obverse is visible), hinged for ease of access, backside with large rectangular cut-out. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #608). Estimate: $125-$200.

1894. Roman Empire, AE 3, Valens, 364-378 AD, Thessalonica mint, mounted head-side out in non-custom 18K gold rope-chain bezel. 3.44 grams. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

bust right / Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. Lightweight, cast high-gold bezel with jump-ring bail encircling small bronze coin. Estimate: $50-$75.

World Coins (silver unless otherwise noted) Portugal

1895. Portugal, 40 reis, Afonso VI, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold bezel with shackle bail. 3.21 grams. Lightweight

custom-mounted setting with four double-wire prongs and swivel bail. Estimate: $100-$150.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador one partially cleaned, ex-Consolación (1681). 735 grams total, the

ornaments 3” diameter, the knobs 1” x 1-1/4”. Intact, round, domed pieces

with hole in top, all but one covered in verdigris sedimentation, knobs somewhat corroded and displaying similar sedimentation. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR photo-certificate #B2002. Estimate: $100-$150.

1900. Lot of four bronze church-door ornaments (with knobs),

one partially cleaned, ex-Consolación (1681). 695 grams total, the

ornaments 3” diameter, the knobs 1” x 1-1/4”. Intact round, domed pieces with hole at top, all but one covered in verdigris sedimentation, knobs somewhat corroded and displaying similar sedimentation. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR photo-certificate #B2001. Estimate: $100-$150.

1901. Lot of two iron mule shoes with four nails, ex-Conso-

lación (1681). 296 grams total, the shoes 5” x 4”, the nails 1-1/2” long. Intact U-shaped shoes, professionally conserved (black) but thin and slightly rusty from oxidation, one with a series of eight square sockets where nails were to be hammered in, the other too highly oxidized to show sprockets, four nicely conserved nails included. From the Consolación (1681), with ROBCAR certificates #100032, 33. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spain

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

1721A, mounted in silver-link men’s bracelet, 7-1/2” long. 32.87

ex-Joanna (1682). 157 grams, 5-1/2” x 1-1/4”. Six large musketball halves

1896. Madrid, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1902. Rack of six lead musketball halves still attached to mold, grams. Medallic alignment of coin in cast silver bezel with medium-weight

round links, lobster-claw clasp. Estimate: $125-$200.

Shipwreck Artifacts

in their original mold, rare to see like this and especially scarce from this wreck, lightly encrusted. From the Joanna (1682), with photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction 7 (lot #1910). Estimate: $60-$90.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key Florida 1903. Lot of two natural emeralds of 4 and 2 carats each, West, Florida 1897. Ebony razor sheath (two halves), ex-Atocha (1622). 12 ex-1715 Fleet. 10x7x5mm and 8x7x6mm. Two mostly oblong-shaped

grams total, 5-1/2” long. Two matte-black curved pieces with small holes at one flat end, curved point at other, flat on one side and rounded on the other, some corrosion and light sedimentation visible. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher plastic tag and photo-certificate #02A-52073. Estimate: $60-$90.

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light-green crystals with whitish encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $100-$150.

1904. Lot of two conserved iron items (one cargo hook and one deck pin), both ex-1715 Fleet. 894 grams total, the cargo hook

7-1/2” x 4”, the pin 6-1/4” long. Glossy black artifacts, as from conservation, with minor pitting. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificates. Estimate: $150-$225.

1905. Small lead sounding weight, ex-1715 Fleet. 453 grams; 3”

long with 1” x 1” tapered end. Light tan, somewhat pyramidal-shaped lead weight with as-made hole at top. From the 1715 Fleet, with original Cobb Coin Co. (Fisher) plastic tag #158. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1906. Ornate bronze shoe buckle, ex-1733 Fleet, ex-Meylach. 18 grams; 1-3/4” x 1”. Well-preserved buckle with green encrustation all

over. From the 1733 Fleet and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection, with his hand-calligraphed tag. Estimate: $75-$110.

Unidentified early-1700s wreck in the Florida Keys 1907. Half of an iron cannonball barshot (three-pounder),

conserved but partially encrusted, ex-Keys wreck of the early 1700s. 1349 grams, 6” long, 3” diameter. Interesting partial barshot and

3” long remains of bar, conserved (glossy black) with chunk of concretion affixed to side of ball. From an unidentified early-1700s wreck in the Florida Keys, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1908. Iron cannonball (four-pounder), conserved and intact, ex-Keys wreck of the early 1700s. 1814 grams, 3-1/4” diameter. Typical

heavy cannonball with mottled light-and-dark brown patina all over. From an unidentified early-1700s wreck in the Florida Keys, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1909. Iron cannonball (four-pounder), conserved and intact,

ex-Keys wreck of the early 1700s. 2045 grams, 3-1/4” diameter. Typical

heavy cannonball with mottled light-and-dark brown patina all over. From an unidentified early-1700s wreck in the Florida Keys, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Natural History

1913. Lot of Colombian rough-cut natural emeralds. Approx.

4 carats total, 1mm-10mm each. 100+ small rough-cut crystals of varying color and size. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1914. Large fossilized whale vertebra from the North Sea.

719 grams, 8-1/2” x 4-3/4” x 2-3/4”. Ice age artifact from the Pleistocene era, easily recognizable as a vertebra and impressive in size. With photocertificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1915. Otodus Sokolovi fossilized shark’s tooth in stone ma-

trix. 183 grams, 4” overall length, tooth 3-1/8” long. Very attractive ancient tooth from the Saharan Sea, embedded on one side in light-colored matrix rock. Tooth is light tan, ready for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Arms / Armor / Militaria

1916. Modified antique toy cannon, early 1900s. 1183 grams, 8” x 2-1/2” x 3”. American folk art vintage brass cannon mounted on mod-

ern somewhat rusty iron carriage with frozen wheels originally painted red, large brass ball as counterweight in back, interesting for Americana enthusiasts and makes a great desk display. Pedigreed to our Auction 25 (lot #1615). Estimate: $60-$90.

1917. Spanish colonial brass sword guard, ca. 1739. 79 grams, 3” x 2-1/2”. Figure-eight shaped guard from officer’s sword, found at the Chagres River naval battle site in the 1970s, light-green encrustation all

Amsterdam, sunk in 1749 southeast over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $70-$100. of England Miscellaneous

1910. Lot of four small artifacts, ex-Amsterdam (1749): three sewing thimbles and one bronze shoe buckle. 26 grams total, the

buckle 2” x 1-3/4”, the thimbles 3/4” long. Simple buckle and thimbles,

1960s beach finds near the wreck site of a VOC trading ship sunk in the English Channel. A floating replica of this ship can be toured next to the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam (Netherlands). From the Amsterdam (1749), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified early-1800s wreck in the Florida Keys

1918. Small, iron cargo hook (conserved), 1700s, Spanish. 302

grams, 6” x 3”. Well-preserved hook, glossy black surfaces, few areas of red showing through. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

1919. Long iron skeleton key, Spanish colonial (1500s-1700s).

255 grams, 13” long. Simple, long key with oval top, dark brown with bits of lighter-color sedimentation all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

1920. Lot of five iron locks (no keys) from Peru, late Spanish

colonial or early Republican (1800s). 2315 grams total, 5-1/2”-7-1/2” long, 3-1/2”-4-1/2” tall. Box-like designs with long, C-shaped shackles,

dark brown mottled appearance, all of a slightly different design, intact

1911. Encrusted stoneware ale bottle from an unidentified but missing keys. Estimate: $350-$500. early-1800s wreck in the Florida Keys. 574 grams, 8” x 2-3/4”. Typical 1921. Bronze mortar and pestle, 1800s. stoneware bottle of its time with light tan encrustation all over, stands upright, in perfect condition, makes a good display. From an unidentified early-1800s wreck in the Florida Keys. Estimate: $100-$150.

S.S. Dakota, sunk in 1877 off North Anglesey, Wales

3633 grams, the pestle 10” long, the mortar 5” tall x 6” diameter. A large, flat-bottomed mug and

round-tipped bar used for grinding medicines, no design or markings but perfectly intact, matt appearance with no signs of corrosion. Estimate: $100-$150.

1922. Lot of eight Italia Line pieces of dinner service, ca. 1950s, ex-Malone. 2284 grams total (various sizes). Group of Italia Line dinner ware consisting of two glass carafes, an ornate First Class saucer, a

1912. Glass bottle of Lubin perfume (Paris) with stopper and serving dish, an oyster serving plate, two knives, and an ashtray, all marked

contents intact, ex-Dakota (1877). 105 grams, 3-3/4” tall, 1-1/2” diameter. Cute little bottle, cylindrical with stopper in top sealed shut

to keep in the original perfume, only the second time we have offered a bottle from this obscure wreck, a transatlantic steamer bound for New York from Liverpool that ran aground and sank off Anglesey Wales, on May 9, 1877 and salvaged in 1998. From the S.S. Dakota (1877), with original certificate #30 from the salvors plus a contemporary postcard depicting the “Wreck of the ‘Dakota’” (undated). Estimate: $100-$150.

with the Line’s crest. The classic designs on these wares are emblematic of the refined luxury found aboard the Italia Line’s vessels during the mid-20th century (which famously included the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956). Pedigreed to the Bart Malone Collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

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