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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC

TREASURE AUCTION #11 Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Session I: noon EDT Session II: 2:30 pm EDT Session III: 7:00 pm EDT

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Session IV: 11:00 am EDT Session V: 1:00 pm EDT Session VI: 2:30 pm EDT Session VII: 7:30 pm EDT

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Each lot will be sold to the highest bidder unless the reserve or starting price is not met. Bids may be submitted in person or by mail, telephone, fax, email, or live on the Internet until each lot is closed during the live session. All bids must be received before the auction session begins. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Auctioneer,” or “we,” “us” or “our”) or any of its employees individually cannot be responsible for errors in bidding or the loss or delay of any bids that do not reach us by the closing date and time, or for any technical glitches that prevent internet bids from being executed. All bids are in U.S. dollars. In order to bid, every bidder must first register to bid online, which may be done via Auctioneer staff either verbally or in writing, as through submission of a Bid Sheet by fax or email. By submitting a bid, the bidder acknowledges having read and understood these Terms as well as the lot description, and the bidder agrees to be bound by these Terms. Bidder further agrees that an invoice

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describing the lot by number incorporates these Terms and the lot description. Winning bids will be reduced automatically by the iCollector platform to the next increment above the second-highest bid. In the case of tie bids, the earliest bidder will win the lot. Bidders are advised to provide allowable percentage increases to avoid losing lots due to a tie.

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You may opt for “either/or” and/or “total budget” bids on your bid sheet. “Either/or” bids are used when you want just one (or whatever number you specify) of two or more lots but it does not matter which of those lots you get. “Total budget” bids are used

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generally be below or within the stated estimate range. All estimates are given in U.S. dollars. As an active dealer, Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC is able to estimate a reasonably low wholesale level for each lot and reserves the right to reject any bids below this level (generally at least 70% of low estimate). Furthermore we reserve the right to reject any bids that we have reason to believe are not submitted in good faith. Starting bids are provided on iCollector when the auction is published, and bids below those starting bids cannot be entered. Prices realized do not necessarily reflect accurate market values so much as what the high bidder is willing to pay based on his own needs.

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All items are guaranteed genuine, except where specifically indicated in the description. Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC does NOT guarantee that any lots can be successfully encapsulated (coins) or safely operated or used (artifacts), even if explicitly or implicitly stated in the descriptions. Auctions are NOT approval sales, and therefore returns are NOT accepted UNLESS there is an error in the listing. Note that grading and estimation of corrosion are subjective and differences of opinion cannot be considered errors. Lots encapsulated by PCGS, NGC or any other third-party company may not be returned for any reason. Disputes as to coin authenticity shall be resolved by submission to PCGS or NGC, and if their determination is inconclusive, then the opinion of Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC shall stand. Any disputes, including proposed returns, must be brought to our attention no later than 2 days after receipt of the lot(s) by the buyer and BEFORE return shipment to us, with any applicable refunds to be made immediately upon receipt of the returned item(s) by us. All returns must be received by us in unaltered condition and in their original, unopened, sealed flips no later than one month after the date of the first auction session (note that late remittance, therefore, can negate return privileges). Any refunds for returns paid for by credit card will be subject to a 3% return fee.

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This auction is conducted in accordance with the auction laws of the State of Florida. The licensed auctioneer is Daniel Frank Sedwick, AU#3635, AB#2592. Any legal disputes regarding this auction shall be resolved through the courts of Orange County in the State of Florida.

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ORDER OF SALE SECTION

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Shipwreck histories .......................................................................................................... 8-18 SESSION I: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, noon EDT Gold cobs by mint .................................................................................... 1-91 ................ 19-31 World gold coins by country .................................................................... 92-202 ............32-46 SESSION II: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 2:30 pm EDT Shipwreck ingots and bullion .................................................................. 203-217 .......... 47-54 Shipwreck silver coins (chronologically by wreck) ................................. 218-628 .......... 55-132 SESSION III: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:00 pm EDT Silver cobs of Mexico City, Mexico ......................................................... 629-681 .......... 133-140 Silver cobs of Lima, Peru ......................................................................... 682-727 .......... 141-147 Silver cobs of PotosĂ­, Bolivia ................................................................... 728-871 .......... 147-168 Other silver cobs by country .................................................................... 872-899 .......... 168-174 SESSION IV: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 11:00 am EDT Ancient coins ............................................................................................ 900-922 .......... 175-178 World silver coins by country (Antigua-Chile) ........................................ 923-981 .......... 179-188 SESSION V: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT The Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial minors ......... 982-1082 ........189-212 SESSION VI: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 2:30 pm EDT World silver coins by country (Colombia-West Indies)........................... 1083-1389 .......213-258 Medals & tokens ...................................................................................... 1390-1402 .......258-262 SESSION VII: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7:30 pm EDT Documents ............................................................................................... 1403-1414 .......263-266 Shipwreck artifacts ................................................................................... 1415-1454 .......267-276 Non-wreck artifacts ................................................................................. 1455-1526 .......277-296

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

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

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

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

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TREASURE AND WORLD COIN AUCTION #11 Live on the Internet, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, 2012 We just keep the treasures coming! This catalog starts with a large selection of gold cobs, mostly from the 1715 Fleet, including several Mexico and Lima 8 escudos and many “bogey 2’s” (Bogota, Colombia, 2 escudos), some pedigreed to the 2003 “Tampa sale” and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. Of special importance and beauty is a “Royal dies” Mexico 8E 1714, the first ever offered at auction (or anywhere else, for that matter). Following the cobs, the general World Gold Coins section features an extensive selection of US gold coins, some from the “Fort Capron treasure” off Ft. Pierce (1857), as well as several coins from the “southern branch mints” of Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans. Note in particular the Dahlonega $3 1854-D! The treasures continue with a selection of gold ingots from the Atocha and Santa Margarita (1622), featuring a complete gold bar (over 1 kg) marked with SARGOSA / PECARTA (foundry/assayer), and a unique gold bar marked GUSMAN / PAMPLONA, the first ever offered for sale to our knowledge. Other shipwreck gold treasures in the artifacts sections later in the sale include several 1715-Fleet relics, like a long gold “olive blossom / dragon whistle” chain plus another gold chain and an emerald ring. The final lot of the sale is also gold and very special: an Atocha “Golden Crew” men’s gold ring made for Treasure Salvors in 1985 and presented to a crew member to memorialize the finding of the “Mother Lode” in that year. The silver treasures in this auction are impressive as well, including a large and well-marked Atocha bar and a clump of over 100 Mexico cob 1 and ½ reales from the 1715 Fleet. There are literally hundreds of shipwreck coins here, from Atocha group-lots to single coins from over 50 different wrecks! Some very important artifacts, both shipwreck and non-wreck, are on offer as well, like a large bronze cannon from the Spanish Armada of 1588 and a couple of big iron “Armada” chests, one showing a unique “Adam and Eve” scene underneath the lid. This auction is just as important for non-shipwreck coins, especially cobs and South American rarities. Highlights in cobs include a choice and very rare Santo Domingo ½ real of Charles-Joanna, a few small Royals and a zoomorphic cob in Lima and Potosí, and even an original die for a Potosí 8 reales Royal 1725Y (Louis I). The Latin American coin offerings feature another original die, for a Coquimbo 1 real 1828TH, and an important Colombian 8R with a unique Liberian countermark of 1847. Last but not least, we are proud to feature in its own session the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection of Colombian colonial milled minors (1760-1822), a near-complete set of dates and denominations up to 2R, most in choice quality (including several “finest knowns”). There has never been an offering like this. Whatever your pleasure—treasure or world coins—you will find it here. We wish you the best of luck in your bidding.

Daniel Sedwick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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from this wreck can pass for Atocha (1622) coins, which is how many of them were successfully sold with fraudulent Atocha certificates in the 1990s.

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

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

Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off the Island of Mozambique, east of Africa

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

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

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

Unidentified (presumably Spanish) wreck sunk ca. 1590 off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico Salvaged surreptitiously by Florida divers, this wreck yielded Philip II cobs of Mexico, Lima and Potosí, some in remarkably good condition. Many of this wreck’s coins are recognizable by their jagged, truncated edges (from corrosion) with pristine interior details. Without consideration of that characteristic pattern of corrosion, the coins

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opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, by the Dutch pirate and national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support any of the attributions. Spanish archival research suggested a new name, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which sank in that general area in 1624. Since dates on the recovered coins extend past 1624, this attribution must be incorrect. A more recent recovery in the 1990s off Lucayan Beach turned up similar material, but no further clues as to the ship’s (or ships’) identity. Practically all of the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer-D period, some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which are rare. Expect to pay a modest premium for specimens in white clamshell boxes produced by Spink & Son (London) in the 1960s for a promotion that capped off years of disagreements between the salvagers, their backers and the Bahamian government.

“glamour market” in tourist areas elevates these coins to as much as twenty times their base numismatic value!) Individually numbered certificates with photos of each coin are critical to the retention of an Atocha coin’s enhanced value. Accompanying barcode tags with the coins also make it possible to replace lost certificates through a database system at the Fisher operation in Key West. With some exceptions each certificate also specifies the coin’s Grade, from 1 (highest) to 4 (lowest), a highly subjective evaluation of corrosive damage and overall quality. Most Atocha silver coins are also recognizable by their shiny brightness, the result of a somewhat controversial cleaning and polishing process catering more to noncollectors than to serious numismatists.

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

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

São José, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa The São José was the almiranta of a fleet carrying Francisco da Gama (grandson of the famous Vasco da Gama) from Lisbon, Portugal, to his new post as Viceroy in Goa, India, when the ships were attacked at night on July 22 by an Anglo-Dutch fleet off Mozambique. Suffering from disease, the captain and crew of the São José at first tried to ground her but ended up sinking in deeper water, taking many chests of Spanish silver with her. The English and Dutch made off with some of the cargo and 100 prisoners from the São José, with hundreds more people and the bulk of the treasure lost to the sea. In 2003 the salvage company Arqueonautas located the wreck and eventually recovered just over 20,000 silver cobs (all 8 and 4 reales) from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

Concepción , sunk in 1641 off the northeast coast of Hispaniola The Concepción was one of the most significant Spanish wrecks of all time, serving the Spanish with a loss of over 100 tons of silver and gold treasure. The almiranta of a 21-ship fleet, the Concepción was already in poor repair when the Europe-bound fleet encountered a storm in September of 1641, leaving her disabled and navigating under makeshift sails amid disagreement among its pilots about their location. Weeks later, she grounded on a reef in an area now named the Silver Shoals, just east of another shoal known as the Abrojos, which the pilots were trying to avoid. After another storm hit the wrecked ship and the admiral and officers left in the ship’s only longboat, the remaining crew resorted to building rafts from the ship’s timbers. Survivors’ accounts pointed to drowning, starvation and even sharks for the approximately 300 casualties. In the fallout that ensued, none of the survivors could report the wreck’s location with accuracy, so it sat undisturbed until New England’s William Phipps found it in 1687 and brought home tons of silver and some gold, to the delight of his English backers. The Concepción was found again in 1978 by Burt Webber, Jr., whose divers recovered some 60,000 silver cobs, mostly Mexican 8 and 4 reales, and also some Potosí and rare Colombian cobs, including

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

“Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs dating up to and including 1628 in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular

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more from the Cartagena mint than had been found on any other shipwreck. Unlike the Maravillas 15 years later, the Concepción did not yield any gold cobs in our time, and any significant artifacts found were retained by the government of the Dominican Republic who oversaw the salvage. The bulk of the silver cobs found on the Concepción were heavily promoted, even in department stores. The site is still worked from time to time with limited success.

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

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

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

Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk in 1656 off Western Australia Much has been written about the loss and salvage of this Dutch East India Company trading vessel (known as an East Indiaman), which some consider to be Australia’s counterpart to Florida’s 1715 Fleet in terms of availability of reasonably priced cobs for collectors. In contrast to the Spanish treasure wrecks, the Vergulde Draeck carried only a modest amount of just silver cobs (eight chests totaling 45,950 coins), mostly Mexican but also some cobs from Potosí and Spain as well as some Colombian rarities. The ship was on its way from the Netherlands to Batavia (modern-day Jakarta, Indonesia) when suddenly it found itself wrecked on a reef some three miles from land in the early morning hours of April 28, 1656. Only 75 of the 193 people on board were able to reach the shore, and seven of them soon left in the ship’s pinnace to seek help in Batavia. When authorities there learned of the wreck, several attempts were made to rescue the other survivors and, more important, the eight chests of treasure, but no sign of the wreck or survivors was ever found. The wreck remained undiscovered until 1963 when spear-fishermen stumbled upon it and began to recover coins and artifacts. Subsequent salvage efforts, primarily under the supervision of the Western Australian Museum, whose certificates often accompany the coins and carry a small premium, have yielded only about half of the total coins officially recorded to be on board this ship.

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galleon to sink on a reef off Santa Clara Island (later nicknamed “Isla de Muerto,” or Dead Man’s Island). Before the pirates could get to the ship, the crew set fire to her and tried to escape to the nearby island without success. Angered by their inability to seize the valuable cargo of the Consolación, Sharpe’s men killed the Spaniards and tried in vain to recover the treasure through the efforts of local fishermen. Spanish attempts after that were also fruitless, so the treasure of the Consolación sat undisturbed until our time. When vast amounts of silver coins were found in the area starting in the 1990s, by local entrepreneurs Roberto Aguirre and Carlos Saavedra (“ROBCAR”) and the government of Ecuador in 1997 under mutual agreement, the exact name and history of the wreck were unknown, and about 8,000 of the coins (all Potosí silver cobs) were subsequently sold at auction by Spink New York in December 2001 as simply “Treasures from the ‘Isla de Muerto.’” Most of the coins offered were of low quality and poorly preserved but came with individually numbered photo-certificates. Later, after the provenance had been properly researched and better conservation methods were used, a Florida syndicate arranged to have ongoing finds from this wreck permanently encapsulated in hard-plastic holders by the authentication and grading firm ANACS, with the wreck provenance clearly stated inside the “slab”; more recent offerings have bypassed this encapsulation. Ongoing salvage efforts have good reason to be hopeful, as the manifest of the Consolación stated the value of her registered cargo as 146,000 pesos in silver coins in addition to silver and gold ingots, plus an even higher sum in contraband, according to custom.

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

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

1681 Fleet (“Portobelo wreck”), sunk in 1681 off Portobelo, Panama The 1681 “Tierra Firme” Fleet, commanded by Juan Antonio Vicentelo de Leca y Herrara, better known as the Marqués de Brenes, left Cádiz, Spain, on January 28, 1681, and reached Cartagena, Colombia, on April 2. From there a small armada of 12 ships was sent out to assess the danger of pirates in the area, as this was the age of Henry Morgan and other privateers on the Spanish Main. Bad weather also intervened, and it was not till November that the 1681 Fleet finally left Cartagena bound for Portobelo, Panama. As the Fleet approached Portobelo, strong winds and hard rain prevented the pilots from recognizing the land until nighttime, by which time they had passed their destination and found themselves near dangerous reefs off the Islas Naranjos. The Capitana (lead vessel), Santo Cristo de San Agustín y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, immediately anchored and signaled the rest of the fleet to anchor as well. It was too late for the merchant nao Boticaria, which struck a reef there at

Consolación (“Isla de Muerto shipwreck”), sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador When salvage first began on this wreck in 1997, it was initially believed to be the Santa Cruz and later called El Salvador y San José, sunk in August of 1680; however, research by Robert Marx after the main find in subsequent years confirmed its proper name and illuminated its fascinating history. Intended to be part of the Spanish “South Seas Fleet” of 1681, which left Lima’s port of Callao in April, the Consolación apparently was delayed and ended up traveling alone. At the Gulf of Guayaquil, off modern-day Ecuador, the Consolación encountered English pirates, led by Bartholomew Sharpe, who forced the Spanish

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

midnight on November 29, but gently enough that almost everyone on board was saved. Rescue boats soon arrived. As the Boticaria stayed on the reef for three days before sinking, salvagers were able save almost everything. Meanwhile, news came in that another ship in the fleet, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, had wrecked on another reef near even farther along, off a point near a western entrance to the Chagres River known as Punta de Brujas (not to be confused with Brujas on the Pacific coast). Unlike the Boticaria, however, the 22-gun Soledad hit the reef with such force that 50 people died, including its owner, Captain Antonio de Lima. The rest of the 1681 Fleet finally reached Portobelo on December 3, still under adverse weather conditions. More casualties arose when the ship Chaperón found herself stranded at the mouth of the Chagres River and in danger of sinking due to lack of anchoring equipment and personnel. In the process of delivering assistance, a small ship known as a tartana was lost, and by the time the other rescue ships made it to the Chaperón they found that its crew had all escaped and only three boatloads of goods could be saved before the ship sank. After taking care of business in Portobelo, the ill-fated fleet returned to Cartagena on March 27, 1682, and on May 8 set sail for Havana, Cuba. That night yet another merchant ship, the Santa Teresa, captained by Don Manuel de Galarza, was lost, and several other vessels had to return to Cartagena. Then, while en route to Havana, the galleon Nuestra Señora de la Concepción y San Ignacio de Loyola hit a reef just past Cape San Antonio, Cuba, and was set afire after its cargo was salvaged. Reaching Havana on June 1, the ragtag 1681 Fleet finally made it back to Spain on September 2. The various lost ships of the 1681 Fleet have been salvaged off and on in modern times. While it would seem that the location of each wreck would indicate its identity, the fact is that most sources have not been well documented, and the wrecks of pirate ships with loot from the same fleet are possible as well.

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

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

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland During the War of Spanish Succession it was deemed safer to take the northern route around Scotland than to skirt French coasts in the English Channel, but in so doing the Dutch East Indiaman DeLiefde wrecked on a reef in the Out Skerries due to faulty navigation under overcast skies, leaving only one survivor to tell the tale. Prompt salvage attempts by the VOC to recover the cargo of silver and gold coins turned up nothing—looting by locals was greatly suspected. Modern expeditions in the 1960s, however, located the ship and yielded upwards of 4000 coins (mostly silver “rider” ducatoons and gold ducats) in 1966-1968, many of which were sold at auction by Glendining (London) in 1969.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

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

This Dutch East Indiaman was outbound when she tried to put into Saldanha Bay to alleviate rampant scurvy on board the ship. On April 3, 1702, she hit reefs on the southwest point of Jutten Island and within hours was smashed to pieces. Only 99 of the 200 people aboard the Merestein survived.

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Promotions of the coins by Real Eight and others have spanned the decades, in addition to significant auctions by Henry Christensen (1964); Parke-Bernet Galleries (1967) and Sotheby Parke Bernet (1973); the Schulman Coin and Mint (1972 and 1974); Bowers and Ruddy Galleries (1977); and even the U.S. Customs Service (2003). Despite a wealth of publications pertaining to the 1715 Fleet with names of the ships and the known locations of some of the wrecks, there is no universal agreement as to the identity of the vessel at each wrecksite. In many cases, in fact, it is possible that separate wrecksites represent different parts of the same ship. As a result, salvagers over the decades have resorted to nicknames for the sites based on landmarks, local individuals, and even features from the wrecks themselves, such as (from north to south): “Pines” (Sebastian), “Cabin” (Wabasso), “Cannon” (Wabasso), “Corrigans” (Vero Beach), “Rio Mar” (Vero Beach), “Sandy Point” (Vero Beach), “Wedge” (Fort Pierce), and “Colored Beach” (Fort Pierce). Regardless of the exact site of origin, a great majority of the coins and artifacts are sold simply as “1715 Fleet.”

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

1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida The Spanish 1715-Fleet disaster was probably the greatest to befall any of the Spanish treasure fleets in terms of casualties and money, with reports of a loss of 14 million pesos (plus an equal or greater amount in contraband) and as many as 1,000 or more lives. It was a typical case of overloaded Spanish galleons foundering in a hurricane after delayed departure. In effect the 1715 Fleet was a combination of two fleets: the Nueva España (New Spain, i.e., Mexico) Fleet from Mexico and the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet from South America, some 12 or 13 ships in all. Encountering a hurricane on July 30, all the ships were driven shoreward and destroyed except for a lone vessel, the tag-along French ship Grifón, which sailed onward without incident. Hundreds of the crew and passengers lost their lives while other hundreds of survivors improvised a camp on shore to await aid from the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, to which a party was sent. Salvage commenced soon afterward and lasted for several years. Nearly half of the vast treasure (at least the registered part) was recovered and kept in a nearby storehouse. In 1716, a flotilla of British freebooters under Henry Jennings raided the storehouse and carried off some 350,000 pesos of the treasure to Jamaica. The Spaniards, however, resumed operations until they could salvage no more and quit in 1719. The rest of the treasure remained on the ocean floor until our time. Modern salvage on the 1715 Fleet began in the late 1950s, when local resident Kip Wagner found a piece of eight on the beach after a hurricane and decided to pursue the source. With the help of a 1774 chart and an army-surplus metal detector, he located the original Spanish salvage camp and unearthed coins and artifacts. Then, using a rented airplane to spot the underwater wrecksite from the air and check the location again by boat, Kip found the source of the coins and soon formed a team of divers and associates backed by a salvage permit from the State of Florida. All of this took place over a period of years before it evolved into the Real Eight Company, whose ranks later included such luminaries as Robert Marx and the flamboyant Mel Fisher. The Fisher family still sub-leases the sites to hopeful salvagers today. The vast treasures yielded by the 1715 Fleet in our time fall into nearly every category, from coins to jewelry, precious stones to cannons, religious artifacts to Chinese porcelains. The 1715 Fleet remains the world’s largest source for New World gold cobs, while the silver cobs recovered number in the hundreds of thousands.

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

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

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off the coast of Norway Separated from her two companion vessels in a heavy storm, the East Indiaman Akerendam foundered off the northern point of Runde Island off the west coast of Norway on March 8, with no survivors among the 200 people on board. Throughout the next

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

several months, five of the 19 chests of coins aboard the Akerendam were recovered, and one of those five had opened up, scattering coins over the wrecksite. No more was found, and the site was forgotten until Norwegian amateur divers rediscovered it in 1972 and brought up almost 40,000 gold and silver coins, with another 16,000 or so found the next year. Ultimately the coins were split between the divers and the Norwegian and Dutch governments, and the divers’ portion was offered as a whole at auction in 1978, following which the coins were largely assembled into leather-bound promotional sets (each consisting of one Dutch gold ducat and up to 23 silver coins, generally Mexican cobs and Dutch ducatoons and minors).

1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Much like the 1715-Fleet disaster, the 1733 Fleet was an entire Spanish convoy lost in a hurricane off Florida. However, due to the lesser severity of the 1733 hurricane, which struck the fleet on July 15, and the shallowness of the wrecksites in the Keys, there were many survivors, and four ships remained in good enough condition to be refloated and sent back to Havana. A highly successful salvage effort by the Spanish yielded even more than the 12 million pesos of precious cargo listed on the Fleet’s manifest (thanks to the usual contraband). The wrecks themselves are spread across 80 miles, from north of Key Largo down to south of Duck Key, and include the following galleons (note there is not universal agreement as to which wrecksite pertains to each galleon, and each name is a contemporaneous abbreviation or nickname): El Pópulo, El Infante, San José, El Rubí (the capitana), Chávez, Herrera, Tres Puentes, San Pedro, El Terri (also spelled Lerri or Herri), San Francisco, El Gallo Indiano (the almiranta), Las Angustias, El Sueco de Arizón, San Fernando, and San Ignacio. This last ship, San Ignacio, is believed to be the source of many silver coins (and even some gold coins) found in a reef area off Deer Key known as “Coffins Patch,” the south-westernmost of all the 1733Fleet wrecksites. In addition, many other related sites are known, mostly the wrecks of tag-along ships that accompanied the fleet proper. The first and arguably most famous of the wrecks of the 1733 Fleet to be located in modern times was the capitana El Rubí, which was discovered in 1948 and salvaged principally in the 1950s by Art McKee, whose Sunken Treasure Museum on Plantation Key housed his finds for all to see. Unfortunately throughout the next several decades the wrecksites in the Keys became a virtual free-forall, with many disputes and confrontations, until the government created the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in 1990. The removal of artifacts from any of the sites is prohibited today. In contrast to the 1715 Fleet, and because of the extensive Spanish salvage in the 1730s, the finds by modern divers have been modest, especially in gold coins, of which there are far more fakes on the market than genuine specimens. Nevertheless, the 1733 Fleet has been a significant source for some of the rare Mexican milled “pillar dollars” of 1732-1733 as well as the transitional “klippe”-type coins of 1733.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England Off the southeastern tip of England, just north of the Straits of Dover, the sea hides a most unusual feature known as the Goodwin Sands, where sandbanks appear and disappear unpredictably and move with the tides. Many ships over the centuries have sunk here and silted over, and occasionally one of the wrecks will surface and be discovered. Such is the case with the Rooswijk, a Dutch East Indiaman that foundered on the Goodwin Sands in a storm on December 19, 1739 (by the calendar in use by the British at the time), with all hands and 30 chests of treasure, virtually gone without a trace. By chance in December 2004, the sands that had swallowed the wreck of the Rooswijk parted and allowed diver Ken Welling to retrieve two complete chests and hundreds of silver bars. Operating in secrecy, salvage continued in 2005 under the direction of Rex Cowan (in agreement with the Dutch and British governments) and is ongoing today. So far, several hundred Mexican silver cobs of the 1720s and early 1730s and transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734, as well as many more hundreds of “pillar dollars” and a smattering of cobs from other mints, have hit the market from this wreck, mostly through auction.

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

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands

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

4 escudos (but also some Bogotá 2 escudos), and the latter mostly 8 and 4 reales from Potosí (with several more gold and silver cob sold privately). The gold is pristine, but the silver coins all show at least moderate corrosion.

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

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

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

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

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

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada After the end of the Seven Years’ War between England and France in 1759, French officers and aristocrats in Canada were sent from Quebec back to France in ships such as the Auguste. In

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

stormy conditions and damaged by fire, the Auguste struck a sand bar on November 15 and subsequently sank in Aspy Bay off Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Only seven of the 121 on board survived, and the wealth of the passengers was lost until our time. To date, well over a thousand coins of various nationalities have been found, along with many important artifacts.

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

Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa An outbound French East India vessel, the Dromadaire was carrying 154 people and a chest of silver when she went down in bad weather off San Vicente Island. Only 77 people were saved and the chest was lost until salvage by Arqueonautas in 1996, which brought a quantity of French ecus to the collector market.

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off False Bay, South Africa Piedmont (“Lyme Bay wreck”), sunk in 1795 in Lyme Bay, south of England

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

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

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

Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador This wreck was discovered and salvaged by Marty Meylach in the 1970s, paving the way for future work with the government of Ecuador up until recent times. The typical yield from this wreck has been portrait (bust) 8 reales from Lima, Peru, part of the more than 2 million pesos of registered silver and gold cargo aboard the Leocadia when she departed Paita, Peru, bound for Panama in a convoy of merchant vessels. On November 16, 1800, the Leocadia struck a shoal and broke apart 100 yards from the beach at Punta Santa Elena, with a loss of over 140 lives in the disaster. Within the next year the Spanish salvaged about 90 percent of the registered treasure, leaving more than 200,000 pesos (not to mention the expected contraband) behind to tempt divers in our time. Judging from the paucity of coins from this ship on the open market, we may assume that many more are still to be found.

Halsewell, sunk in 1786 near St. Albans Head, Dorset, England A British East Indiaman outbound to India, the Halsewell hit bad weather in the English Channel and was blown onto the cliffs on the Dorset coast. She was battered to pieces as minority survivors scrambled into caves and up the cliffs. Local dive teams have salvaged coins and small artifacts from the Halsewell in recent years, but not in any significant quantities.

Lady Burgess, sunk in 1806 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa An outbound British East Indiaman with a cargo of general merchandise, the Lady Burgess found herself separated from her fleet and hit a reef in the Cape Verde Islands on April 20, 1806. In the ensuing chaos, 52 of the 180 people on board the ship perished.

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Tek Sing, sunk in 1822 in the South China Sea

Inasmuch as she was not a treasure ship, the Lady Burgess was not salvaged in her own time and was therefore untouched when the salvage company Arqueonautas located her remains in 1999 and recovered a modicum of Spanish silver bust-type 8 reales and British gold guineas that had been among private specie on board the ship.

The huge Chinese junk Tek Sing (“true star”), laden with porcelain, was on her way to Java when she hit a reef and sank, to the demise of all but 198 of the approximately 1800 souls on board. In 1999 the famous salvager Michael Hatcher and his team found the Tek Sing and recovered more than 350,000 pieces of porcelain from the site. The majority of these pieces were sold in a massive auction by Nagel (Germany) on November 17-25, 2000.

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

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

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

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

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

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

“Coconut wreck,” sunk ca. 1810 in deep water off Bermuda

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

This fascinating find has been touted as the deepest treasure wreck ever found, and it should hold that title for a long time! While searching in 1999 for Gus Grissom’s space capsule Liberty Bell 7 (lost in a test at sea, in which Grissom nearly died) from the Mercury program of 1961, underwater explorer Curt Newport (supported by the Discovery Channel) noticed an unidentified anomaly at a depth of 16,300 feet—not the space capsule (which was eventually found and recovered), but something interesting to be investigated later. That day came in 2001 when Michael McDowell used a pair of Russian submarines to view the wreck, whereupon they discovered the remains of a wooden trading vessel loaded with coconuts! A chest full of over 1300 silver coins was soon recovered, along with a small, ornate gold box containing 13 gold coins wrapped in a newspaper dated August 6, 1809. These gold coins were sold at auction in 2008 by Stack’s in New York, who dubbed this the “Coconut wreck,” despite its earlier names (given by divers and promoters) of “Piña Colada wreck” and “Atlantic Target Expedition wreck”. The silver coins were first offered at auction by us in 2008 and 2009.

See article by John Kleeberg in our Auction #9.

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

“Manila Bay Treasure,” dumped in 1942 off the Philippines The Philippine Islands, along with Guam, Cuba and Puerto Rico, became US territories after the Spanish-American War in 1898. In 1903 the US began to strike coins for the Philippines, including a set of commemorative coins in 1936 featuring US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Philippines Governor General Frank Murphy and Philippines President Manuel Quezon. There was also a “dollar” medal made for the Philippines in 1920 featuring US President Woodrow Wilson. In World War II the Japanese invaded the Philippines. Fearful of looting, US General MacArthur and the retreating Philippine government dumped millions of dollars of silver coins into Manila Bay in 1942. After the US liberated the Philippines in 1945, Manila Bay became a popular site for salvage and thousands of coins were recovered.

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

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Gold Cobs Mexico City, Mexico

2. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, Philip V, assayer J 1. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, Philip V, assayer J (style of 1711-12), from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Tampa sale, (style of 1711-13), from the 1715 Fleet, mounted in 18K necklace-bezel. S-M30; KM-57.1. 35.4 grams total. Bold and well-

pedigreed to the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. S-M30; KM-57.1. 26.7 grams. Typically matte from sandwashing, good full shield

centered full shield, full and bold but slightly doubled cross, axes aligned (so could be worn with either side out), sharp AU. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

and cross, full oXMJ, AXF overall, desirable pedigree. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Thomas Ruck auction of 2003 (“Tampa sale”) and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection, with special certificate and copy of his book True Stories of Sunken Treasure, in which the provenance is explained. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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3. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, 1714J, Royal dies (special ornamentation), extremely rare, from the 1715 Fleet, plate coin in The Practical Book of Cobs. S-M30; KM-57.2 (for type); CT-unlisted. 27.1 grams. For reasons that are still uncertain to us, in 1714 the Mexican mint experimented with the designs of the 8 escudos, creating some rare, one-year varieties (like the so-called “GRAT” coins with date on reverse) that sell for much more than the normal type. Even more interesting, however, is the theory that the mint was experimenting with screw-press machinery, as evidenced by the quality of the 8-escudos Royals dated 1714. These Royals, beautifully broad and fully round coins, were struck from special dies with refined elements and special ornamentation on both sides (quatrefoils above and below the oMJ and VIII and after the words in the legends, and dagger-shaped ornaments in the dimples of the tressure around the cross). Curiously, two “test strike” specimens are known, call them pseudo-Royals (see Tauler #397a), that are nearly round and rather flat, as if the striking pressure of the screw press was insufficient to spread the flan out to full size and impress the details deeply, as we see on the Royals. (A similar “pseudo-Royal” is known for the “GRAT” variety.) But then there is our coin, clearly struck from the same Royal dies but also evidently struck by hand (not machine) on a typical “cob” planchet, with truncated legends due to flan thickness and a trace of doubling on the shield side. There is no denying this is a nice cob—fully Mint State, with choice full shield and crown and cross and date, all very evenly struck—but it is not a full-fledged Royal by anyone’s definition. It seems unlikely that something so delicate as Royal dies would be used on rough cob planchets, so perhaps this piece is not so much an early test strike as an error or afterthought. In any case, it is a unique hybrid of high importance. So what is it worth? For comparison, one of the pseudo-Royals reportedly sold in 2010 for $55,000, and the most recentlysold of the approximately nine known Royals sold in 2009 for about $300,000. From the 1715 Fleet, and plate coin in the 2nd (page 80) and 3rd (page 105) editions of The Practical Book of Cobs. Estimate: $15,000-up.

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4. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1715)J, from the 1715 Fleet, encapsulated ANACS EF 40.

5. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 escudos, (1715)J, from the

S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-

1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-57.2; CT-109. 26.9 grams. Full crown, nearly full shield and cross (the latter with flat spots), bold full denomination, XF+ with light staining from its time in the ocean. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

109. Bold full shield and cross, full oMJ and nearly full (PH)ILIPPVS,

slightly grainy and with modern scratch above the oM (probably exjewelry). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

6. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, (1)713(J), from the 1715 Fleet.

S-M30; KM-55.1; CT-233. 13.5 grams. Bold mintmark and clear bottom half of date, most of crown and shield and cross, slightly crude (as made) XF. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher tag #GS468. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

7. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, (17)14J, from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Gerber. S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-234. 13.5 grams. Lustrous Mint State with choice full crown, shield and (especially) cross, bold date and mintmark, the obverse a bit off-center but not missing anything important, also desirable pedigree. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Pablo Gerber collection, with original SpinkAmerica lot-tag #130 (December 5, 1995). Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

8. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 escudos, Philip V, (1714)J, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-55.2; CT-234. 13.4 grams. Mint State with full shield and cross despite minor flat areas (the one on the shield side with modern scratch too), full oMJ and most of crown, encrustation on part of edge. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher photocertificate #MF65-004. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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9. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1714J, from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-350. 6.7 grams. Choice Mint State and choice strike, with 100% full and bold date, full crown and shield, full cross-and-tressure, surely one of the finest known. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

10. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, 1715J, from the 1715 Fleet, plate coin in The Practical Book of Cobs, finest known. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-351. 6.7 grams. Full date and crown and cross, nearly full shield, Mint State with muted luster, demonstrably the finest known and desirably pedigreed, in fact the first one we have ever offered with full date (much rarer than 1714). Compare with lot #17 in our Auction #6, a slightly inferior specimen (lacking the first digit of the date) with Real Eight certificate that sold for $7000 + buyer’s fee! Note that the ornaments at the end of the legends and above the denomination (clearly visible on this coin) are diamonds instead of the trefoils that appear on the larger denominations. From the 1715 Fleet, and plate coin on page 104 of the 3rd edition of The Practical Book of Cobs. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

12. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (1715J), 11. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 escudos, (1715J), from the 1715

from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-351. 6.7 grams.

Fleet. S-M30; KM-53.2; CT-351. 6.6 grams. Bold strike with full shield and crown

Choice full crown and cross-and-tressure, most of shield, very slightly sandwashed AU. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

and cross but curiously showing evidence of a flipover double-strike, the denomination particularly bold, AU or better. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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13. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Charles II, assayer not visible (L, 1690s). S-M29; KM-50. 3.4 grams. VF with much flatness but most of shield and cross and crown in evidence, sediment in crevices so possibly ex-1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

14. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer not visible (style of 1702-10).

KM-51.1. 3.3 grams.

Bold full shield and nearly full cross (well centered), partial oXM mintmark, XF with flatness around edges, dark sediment in crevices so possibly ex-1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

15. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer J, style of 1705-10, from the 1715 Fleet, encapsulated NGC AU 50. S-M30; KM-51.1. Lustrous Mint State (despite what the slab says), with bold full shield and nearly full cross, broad flan with flatness near part of edge, full assayer J. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

17. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (17)14(J), from the 1715 Fleet. S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.3 grams. Bold 4 of date, choice full

16. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (17)12(J), mintmark oXM, from the 1715 Fleet, with original salvage tag. S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-507. 3.3 grams. Good full cross and shield, full and clear 2 of date (rare thus), lustrous color but no better than AU. From the 1715 Fleet, with plastic tag from original salvage company (Peninsula Exploration and Salvage Corporation) #0613. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

cross-and-tressure and crown, most of shield, crisp and problem-free Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of June 1, 1996, with lot-tag #240. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

18. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 escudo, (171)4J, from the 1715 Fleet.

S-M30; KM-51.2; CT-510. 3.3 grams. Lustrous Mint State with bold full shield, bottom of 4 of date, off-center cross with dark (contrasting) staining on fields. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

Lima, Peru

19. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1709M, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.1; CT-20. 27.1 grams. Full but slightly doubled pillars-andwaves, nice full cross with large patch of dark gray encrustation, AU or better, very scarce date. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

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20. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1711M, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-22. 26.9 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves (both well centered, NO doubling), much legend, near-AU with lots of dark, contrasting staining on fields. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

21. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, from the 1715 Fleet. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.9 grams. Two bold dates, good full pillars-andwaves with very slight doubling, bold full cross-lions-castles, nicely orange-toned XF+ with minor flat spots in legends only. From the 1715 Fleet, with certificate, and pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #25. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

22. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1712M, from the 1715 Fleet. 23. Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1750R. S-L31; KM-47; CT-17. 26.3 Choice bold strike with two dates, much legend, full crown, great full pillars-and-waves and cross-lionscastles, nice XF+ with lightly polished surfaces as ex-jewelry. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-23. 26.9 grams.

grams. AXF with lightly polished surfaces (ex-jewelry) but scarce as

non-salvage, full cross-lions-castles, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, two clear dates. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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24. Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1750R, denomination “8,” from the Luz (1752).

25. Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1710H, from the 1715 Fleet.

Typically round and boldly struck, Mint State with attractive encrustation in crevices, full and well-centered pillars-and-waves and cross-lionscastles, with two dates and clear bottom of denomination 8 (error) above cross. From the Luz (1752), with certificate, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 18-19, 2001, with lot-tag #912. Estimate: $6,000$9,000. S-L31; KM-A47; CT-93. 13.6 grams.

Choice full castle with bold mintmark, assayer and date, full but slightly crude (as made) crossand-tressure, lightly orange-stained UNC with patches of light gray encrustation. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. S-L25a; KM-35; CT-unlisted. 3.4 grams.

Cuzco, Peru 26. Cuzco, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1698M, from the 1715 Fleet. S-CZ1; KM-28; CT-122. 6.7 grams. Small, oval planchet (“Bogotá cut”) with bold full pillars, double-struck cross, AU/UNC

with a couple small, dark stains. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Cartagena, Colombia

27. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1630)E, rare. S- 28. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1632-33E). S-C7; C7; KM-4.6; CT-133. 6.7 grams. Choice and lustrous UNC

with excellent full shield and cross, nearly full crown, bold C-E to right, date determined by dots inside and outside of tressure. With Frank Sedwick tag from the early 1990s. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-4.6. 6.7 grams. Bold full shield and cross, most of crown, no peripheral detail, “pebbly” surfaces from rusty dies (not uncommon), XF+ with reddish sediment on fields. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Bogotá, Colombia 29. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, assayer S, style of 1755-6. S-B27a; KM-27. 13.4 grams. Typically round and thick and well centered, a very attractive design for jewelry but also numismatically significant as the type was made in only a few years, this one with full and bold cross-and-tressure and shield, bold F.S mintmark to left and most of assayer S to right, AXF. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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30. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1629-32A), distinctive style.

36. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer

Choice full cross-andtressure with distinctively small fleurs-de-lis (scarce early issue), bold full shield, partial crown, nice XF. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. S-B17; KM-4.1. 6.8 grams.

not visible (style of R, 1650s to 1660s), mounted in 14K necklace-bezel. S-B21; KM-4.1. 12.0 grams total. Broad flan with choice full cross-and-tressure, also choice full shield, very well detailed, but

31. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, 1635(A), lacking any peripheral strike, AU, possibly from the Maravillas (1656). from the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). S-B20; KM-4.1; CT-157. 6.5

With Dick Holt photo-certificate. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

grams. Broad, odd-shaped flan with choice full shield and cross-and-

tressure, bold denomination, most of date, lightly toned XF+ with minor evidence of mounting. From the “Mesuno hoard” (ca. 1636). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

37. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R (1650s to 1660s). S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.6 grams. Excellent full cross with bold NR to left and II-R to right, full but very slightly doubled

32. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (16)36A, rare. S-B20; full cross, bold AU with light red toning on fields, hairline split in KM-4.1; CT-158. 6.7 grams. Full shield with bold NRA to left, full crossand-tressure with bottom half of 36 of date (post-”Mesuno hoard”), slightly lustrous XF. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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

38. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R (1650s to 1660s).

S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.7 grams.

Bold full shield and

33. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1649(R), rare. S-B21; cross enhanced by dark sediment in crevices as possibly from the Maravillas (1656), mintmark N(R) to left, assayer R to right, XF. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Oval flan with nearly full cross and shield, bottom half of 164 and tail of 9 of date, bold denomination •II•, AXF. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. KM-4.1; CT-170. 6.7 grams.

39. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer 34. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1651R, from the R (1650s to 1660s). S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.7 grams. Good full shield and Maravillas (1656). S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-172. 6.7 grams. Full shield and

crown and cross, clear mintmark NR to left and denomination-assayer II-R to right, lightly polished XF. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

nearly full crown, bold but off-center cross, full but weak 165 of date followed by bottom tip of 1, lightly toned AU+. From the Maravillas (1656), with Sedwick photo-certificate from 2008. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

40. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer R (1650s to 1660s).

S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.6 grams.

Full shield and cross

35. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1655R, from the but crude planchet with small lacunae, clear mintmark NR to left, Maravillas (1656). S-B21; KM-4.1; CT-unlisted. 6.7 grams. Crude-shaped

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

flan with nearly full but slightly off-center shield and cross, bold denomination and assayer and king’s name, full 16 and bottom half of 55 of date, XF with flat areas, some red toning. From the Maravillas (1656), and pedigreed to our Auction #4, with lot-tag #20. Estimate: $1,750$2,500.

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41. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip IV, assayer 47. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1712, from the 1715 R (1650s to 1660s).

Fleet, ex-Tampa sale, pedigreed to the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-15. 6.7 grams. Bold date outside

Bold full shield and cross enhanced by red toning, NR to left and II-R to right, XF with slightly crude edge. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. S-B21; KM-4.1. 6.6 grams.

nearly full cross, well-detailed shield, lustrous AU, desirable pedigree. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Thomas Ruck auction of 2003 (“Tampa sale”) and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection, with special certificate and copy of his book True Stories of Sunken Treasure, in which the provenance is explained. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

42. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1672R, very rare with full and bold date. S-B21a; KM-14.1; CT-144. 6.9 grams. Clear king’s name CARO(LVS) beyond assayer-denomination R-II to right of nearly full but off-center shield, good full cross with clear date, XF with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

48. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1712 (full date), from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-15. 6.8 grams. Broad, thin flan with full shield, full cross with bold date, small spot of encrustation, curiously deep purple toning. With Sedwick photo-certificate from 2003. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

43. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Charles II, no assayer (1690s). S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.8 grams. Choice full cross, nearly full and well-detailed shield, AU. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

44. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1704/3, rare. S-B24; Small flan with full but partially flat shield and cross, bottom half of date clear, XF with sharp edges. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 6.8 grams.

49. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1713, from the 1715 Fleet, ex-Tampa sale, pedigreed to the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-16. 6.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State with full but slightly off-center cross with clear date, full but doubled shield, faint purple toning. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Thomas Ruck auction of 2003 (“Tampa sale”) and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection, with special certificate and copy of his book True Stories of Sunken Treasure, in which the provenance is explained. Estimate: $2,500$3,750.

50. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (171)3, from the 1715 45. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1705 (full date), from Fleet, ex-Tampa sale, pedigreed to the Bob “Frogfoot”

Weller collection. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-16. 6.7 grams. Broad flan, full shield and cross, bottom half of 3 of date, lustrous Mint State with sharp edges, desirable pedigree. From the 1715 Fleet, and pedigreed to the Thomas Ruck auction of 2003 (“Tampa sale”) and the Bob “Frogfoot” Weller collection, with special certificate and copy of his book True Stories of Sunken Treasure, in which the provenance is explained. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-8. 6.7 grams. Bold date (rare thus), full but mostly flat shield and cross, unevenly thick flan but clearly high grade (at least AU). From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher plastic tag, insert-card and photo-certificate NCB3379MO, and pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #21. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

46. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, 1708(?), from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2; CT-11. 6.9 grams. Lustrous Mint State with small patches of encrustation, nearly full shield, full but doubled cross, bottoms of digits of date clear but last digit just a curve (could be a 6). From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

51. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM14.2. 6.8 grams. Distinctly octagonal flan

(sharply cut) with choice cross and shield, Mint State. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher tag #GS-856. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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52. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.8 grams. Choice full cross

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

and shield, bold UNC with muted luster, encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, with HRD plastic tag, insert-card and certificate #64689. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Huge flan with tangential edge-cut (as made), with full crown (rare for this period) above full shield, bold king’s denomination •II• (hence clearly not III for the Pretender, as theorized in Calicó), full but doubled cross-andtressure, lustrous AU, very interesting overall. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

53. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.6 grams. Good bold cross, well-detailed but typically oversized shield, Mint State with encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet, with Fisher tag and photocertificate #GSCC-78. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

59. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer S, partial date (1)72(?) lacking first digit. S-B25b; KM-17.2. 6.7 grams. Bold full shield flanked by mintmark •F• to left and assayer •S• to right, full and bold cross-and-tressure with clear •REX•72 in legend, nice AXF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

54. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Exquisite full

60. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, Philip V, assayer S

cross, nearly full shield on a broad flan, bold AU, small edge-split. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

(1720s).

Full shield with clear mintmark •F• to left and weak but certain assayer •S• to right, good full crossand-tressure, VF with spots of red. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

55. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Darkly stained

S-B25b; KM-17.2. 6.6 grams.

XF+, broad flan with full shield and cross-and-tressure, king’s name CARO(LVS) in legend. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

61. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (1)732M (lacking first digit), rare, from the 1733 Fleet (Capitana El Rubí). Round, thick flan with sharp details, full shield and cross-and-tressure, full but crude 732 date, lustrous AU with weak lions and castles due to depth of strike. From the 1733 Fleet (Capitana El Rubí), with certificate. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. S-B26; KM-17.2; CT-388. 6.8 grams.

56. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet.

S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Full but offcenter cross with ample encrustation, the shield full and off-center too, AU overall. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

62. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, (17)35M. S-B26; KMSmallish, somewhat oval flan with nearly full shield and cross but impressively bold date, lightly red-toned VF+. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

17.2; CT-391. 6.7 grams.

57. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, posthumous Charles II, from the 1715 Fleet. S-B24; KM-14.2. 6.7 grams. Crude planchet but bold details, AU with flat areas, light encrustation in crevices. From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

63. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, late Philip V or Ferdinand VI (1740s), assayer not visible. 6.7 grams. Nearly full

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shield with mintmark •F• to left, full (thick-armed) cross, VF+ with hint of luster. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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64. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 2 escudos, late Philip V or 66. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, 1732(M), rare. S-B26; Ferdinand VI (1740s), assayer not visible, struck from 1E dies. 6.7 grams. Very strange item with 1E details and diameter but

KM-unlisted; CT-536. 3.3 grams. Small, round flan with tiny cross, oversized

shield, VF with dark, contrasting encrustation on fields. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

double thickness (which in mainstream numismatics is known as a “piedfort” when intentionally done, probably not the case here), the cross full and bold and the shield typically oversized, with mount mark at bottom, VF+ overall. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

67. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo,

65. Bogotá, Colombia, cob 1 escudo, Philip V, assayer S

(17)41M, clear date rendered as REX.41 (unique). S-B26; KM-22; CT-541.

(1720s). S-B25b; KM-22. 3.4 grams. Full but slightly doubled shield with

3.3 grams. Choice specimen with full cross

and shield, bold date and king’s name (P)HILIPVS, clear assayer, XF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

S to right, full but doubled and off-center cross, VF+ with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Seville, Spain

68. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer S (1670s-1680s). KM-168.2. 27.0 grams. Typically crude (much flatness)

D below mintmark S to left. CT-11. 13.5 grams. Typically choice

but with nearly full shield and cross-and-tressure, clear S-S to left, AXF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

details all over, including full crown and shield and cross, much legend, nice XF. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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

71. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D below mintmark S to left.

CT-11. 10.7 grams.

Excellent full

69. Seville, Spain, cob 8 escudos, Charles II, assayer not shield and cross as usual, and with clear mintmark-assayer to left and denomination to right, nicely centered and no worse than VF for actual wear, but lightly pitted all over (salvaged?) and with test-cut in edge, and evidently clipped before it became pitted. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

visible.

KM-168.2. 26.8 grams. Much flatness as usual but otherwise full crown and shield and cross, bold denomination VIII to right, XF or better for actual wear. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

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72. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic 76. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer Gothic D above AND below mintmark S to left (rare), encapsulated NGC MS 60. CT-62. Choice grade and strike (very

D with open right side (unlisted) below mintmark S to left. CT-unl.; Cay-unl. (Type 77). 13.4 grams. Very broad flan with typically choice full shield and cross, much legend, clear assayer (apparently rare in this denomination), XF with toning around details. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

sharp and lustrous, enhanced by reddish-purple toning), with full shield and cross-and-tressure, most of king’s name, and very clear D-S-D to left. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

73. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, (16)4(?)R.

77. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer B, OMNIVM in legend. KM-20. 6.8 grams. Bold OMNIVM outside

KM-107.2. 13.5

grams. Bold full shield and cross-and-tressure (slightly off-center),

of assayer B to left of full but partially weak shield, nice full crossand-tressure, lightly toned AXF with edge-crack. Estimate: $700$1,000.

bold denomination IIII to right and clear mintmark-assayer S-R (tiny letters) to left, nice XF. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

78. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer D. KM-20. 6.6 grams. Bold S-D to left of

full but partially flat shield, nearly full cross, toned XF but surfaces somewhat crude (as made). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

74. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Philip IV, assayer not visible.

KM-107.2. 10.7 grams. Good full shield and cross (the latter with one small weak spot), red-toned AXF, thick flan with sharply cut edges but must have been clipped contemporaneously. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

79. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer V. KM20. 6.8 grams. Bold assayer V to left of

nearly full but slightly doubled shield below full crown, full but off-center cross with 16 of date visible, XF with contrasting sediment on fields, edge-split. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

80. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible, encapsulated NGC XF 40. KM-20. Frosty lemon-yellow color with bold full shield, full but slightly off-center cross, king’s

75. Seville, Spain, cob 4 escudos, Charles II, assayer not ordinal III. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. visible.

Bold full crown above partial shield, good full cross-and-tressure, VF with toned fields, slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. KM-144.3. 13.4 grams.

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85. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III(?), assayer not visible. KM-20. 6.8 grams. Lustrous UNC as from unidentified

81. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not visible, shield side struck from 4E die (unique). KM-20. 6.9 grams. Nice full shield that is clearly larger than normal for 2E, nearly full but slightly off-center cross, XF with sediment in crevices. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

salvage, with full and well-detailed shield, bold denomination •II•, off-center and slightly doubled cross. Estimate: $600-$900.

visible.

choice details all over (full shield and cross and legends), AU. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

86. Seville, Spain, 1 escudo, Charles-Joanna, assayer 82. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III, assayer not Gothic D to left. CT-55. 3.3 grams. Typically broad, thin flan with KM-20. 6.7 grams. Smallish flan but high grade (AU), with choice full cross, good upper half of shield. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

83. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III(?), assayer 87. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip II, assayer Gothic not visible.

D to right. CT-56. 3.4 grams. Somewhat scarce issue with choice fine

84. Seville, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip III(?), assayer

details as for Charles-Joanna but struck under Philip II, with his FULL name visible in the legend, perfect full shield but the full cross slightly doubled, XF+ with sediment around details. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

not visible. KM-20. 6.8 grams. Double-struck on both sides (full shield

88. Seville, Spain, cob 1 escudo, Philip III, assayer B. KM-

and cross) but high grade (UNC) as from unidentified salvage, with traces of encrustation in crevices. Estimate: $600-$900.

48.1. 3.4 grams. Nearly full shield and cross despite peripheral flatness,

KM-20. 5.6 grams. Choice full shield with bold denomination •II• to right, full but crude (rusty die) cross-and-tressure, apparently lightly shaved at some point. Estimate: $600-$900.

clear mintmark and assayer, crude VF+ (rusty dies) with small edgesplit. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Toledo, Spain

89. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M above denomination ii (Arabic) to right, mintmark oT to left. CT-84. 6.7 grams. Broad, thin flan (distinctive first issue) with bold legends and mintmark and assayer-denomination, nearly full crown above full but partially weak shield, full but partially weak cross, XF for actual wear. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

90. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M below mintmark oT to left, denomination II with dots above to right. CT-88. 6.7 grams. Choice bold shield with crisp details, bold denomination, good full cross-and-tressure, XF+ with reddish toning. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

91. Toledo, Spain, cob 2 escudos, Philip II, assayer M-in-circle below mintmark oT to left. CT-90. 6.6 grams. Choice bold details all over (full shield and cross, some legend including king’s ordinal II), XF grade but slightly shiny as ex-jewelry. With Sedwick photocertificate from 2008. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. 31


World Gold Coins Argentina

92. Argentina, 1 argentino (5 pesos), 1883. KM-31. 8.0 grams. Bagmarked UNC, rather lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500. 93. Argentina, 1 argentino (5 pesos), 1886. KM-31. 8.1 grams. Bagmarked UNC, rather lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500. 94. Argentina, 1 argentino (5 pesos), 1887. KM-31. 8.0 grams. Bagmarked UNC, rather lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500. 95. Argentina, 1 argentino (5 pesos), 1888. KM-31. 8.0 grams. Bagmarked UNC, rather lustrous. Estimate: $350-$500.

Bolivia (colonial)

96. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV (laureate 98. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800PP. CTbust), 1791PR, very rare one-year type. CT-95; KM-77. 27.0 grams.

107; KM-81. 26.9 grams. Nice XF, problem-free, well struck and partially

Lightly toned XF, problem-free and well struck, distinctive first bust with laurel wreath in hair and extra locks and ribbons behind. Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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

99. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806PJ. CT113; KM-81. 26.9 grams.

Lustrous XF/AU, a few minor marks but no

97. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794PR. big problems, perfectly centered with nice rims. Estimate: $1,500Lightly red-toned AXF with slightly weak centers and a few old marks (including a long hairline scratch on slightly off-center reverse). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

$2,250.

CT-101; KM-81. 26.9 grams.

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100. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1780PR, rare.

Lustrous (lightly cleaned) XF, well centered and well struck. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250. CT-364; KM-58. 13.4 grams.

Bolivia (Republic) 101. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 scudos 1841LR, scarce first date of type. KM-108.2. 27.0 grams. AXF+ with light (old) scratches behind neck of Bolivar, matte fields with toning around details. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500.

Brazil 102. Brazil (Rio mint), 6400 reis, 1753-R, from the “Clive of India treasure” (ca. 1755), encapsulated NGC UNC details / sea salvaged. KM-172.2. Technically Uncirculated but with typically matte surfaces, good strike. From the “Clive of India treasure” (ca. 1755), stated inside the slab. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Chile (colonial)

104. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV

103. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, encrusted as from the Luz (1752).

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790DA. CT-

CT-72; KM-3. 27.2 grams.

147; KM-42. 26.9 grams. Lustrous, problem-free AXF/XF+ with typically slightly weak centers and slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

Lustrous Mint State details, in fact better struck than most, but with patches of dark encrustation all over and with two small pecks in field behind the neck (filled with debris) that would prevent proper grading even if the crust were cleaned off, intriguing as a rare example of encrusted shipwreck gold. From the Luz (1752). Estimate: $3,000$4,500.

105. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1808/7FJ. CTunlisted (Type 70); KM-61 (unlisted overdate).

3.3 grams. Problem-free VF+ (just a few

old marks), the unlisted overdate somewhat indistinct but definitely not a clean 8. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Chile (post-colonial) 106. Santiago, Chile, 2 escudos, 1850LA. KM-102.2. 6.7 grams. AXF with muted luster, no problems. Estimate: $500-$750.

Colombia (colonial) 107. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles III, 1789/8SF, encapsulated NGC AU 55. CT-142; KM-50.2a; Restrepo73.44. Beautifully lustrous and well struck (center of

bust slightly weak), just a few hairlines away from Mint State, the overdate quite clear, scarce date as well. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

108. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1806JF, encapsulated NGC MS 61 PL, rare as prooflike. CT-89; KM62.2; Restrepo-98.34. Choice strike with blazing luster, just a few minor rubs in the fields, one of

very few specimens designated as prooflike by

the encapsulation services. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

109. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811/0JF, encapsulated NGC XF 45.

110. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII

CT-96; KM-66.1; Restrepo-128.6. Lightly red-toned and with muted luster,

(bust of Charles IV, 1815/4JF, encapsulated NGC AU 53.

the overdate very clear. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

CT-unlisted (cf. 104); KM-66.1; Restrepo-127.18. Lustrous and well struck, with very clear overdate, some minor marks preventing MS grade. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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116. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII 111. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles III, (bust of Charles IV), 1814/3JF. CT-unlisted (cf. 312); KM-64.2;

1788SF. CT-518; KM-49.2a; Restrepo-62.34. 6.7 grams. Attractively redtoned VF with bold rims (broad flan), slightly off-center strike. Estimate: $350-$500.

Lustrous AU- with bold rims, very clear overdate. Estimate: $400-$600. Restrepo-123.12. 3.4 grams.

117. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII

112. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1792JJ.

(bust of Charles IV), 1816F.R, P.N mintmark, encapsulated NGC XF 40. CT-unlisted (Type 73); KM-64.2; Restrepo-123.21a. Lustrous

Problem-free AU- with tiny spots of encrustation in crevices, slightly off-center strike, scarce type. Estimate: $600-$900. CT-411; KM-60.1; Restrepo-89.4. 6.7 grams.

and red-toned, slightly weak center of shield but otherwise nice (rare grade), interesting variety with dots in mintmark and assayer. (Note KM lists the assayer for this issue as FM in error.) Estimate: $700$1,000.

113. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787SF. CT-686; KM-48.2a; Restrepo-54.32. 3.0 grams. Problem-free F-VF, inexplicably underweight (edges intact). Estimate: $200-$300.

114. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 118. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (bust 1788SF, from a river wreck near the Pacific coast of Colombia. CT-687; KM-48.2a; Restrepo-54.34. 3.4 grams. Mint State with

of Charles IV), 1819/8JF.

a few old marks, scrape on edge (still full weight), lustrous yellow color. From a river wreck near the Pacific coast of Colombia. Estimate: $350-$500.

overdate, no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

119. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII

115. Popayán, Colombia, bust 1

64.2; Restrepo-123.29a. 3.3 grams. Bold, lustrous AU- with minor rim-flaw,

CT-unlisted (cf. 337); KM-64.1 (unlisted

overdate); Restrepo-122.24. 3.4 grams. Lustrous XF with weak centers, clear

(bust of Charles IV), 1819FM (curved-tail 9).

escudo, Charles IV, 1798JF.

CT529; KM-56.2; Restrepo-85.14. 3.3 grams.

CT-319; KM-

hint of toning, quite attractive overall. Estimate: $400-$600.

Broad-flan VF, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

Colombia (post-colonial)

121. Contemporary counterfeit of a Popayán, Colombia,

120. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 escudos, 1825JF, encapsulated

1 escudo, 1835RU. 3.3 grams. AU details but clearly circulated, with

NGC AU 55. Sedwick-6; Restrepo-165; KM-82.1. Lustrous and well struck,

odd flow-lines in fields and curiously contrived rims that belie its authenticity, excellent piece for advanced study. Estimate: $300-$450.

just a few minor marks in fields to keep it from MS. Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

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123. Medellín, Colombia, 2 pesos, 1863-M. Sedwick-33; Restrepo122. Popayán, Colombia, 10 pesos, 1859. Sedwick-26; Restrepo-

325; KM-147. 3.1 grams. Fully Mint State, very bold and highly lustrous,

235.3; KM-129.2. 16.2 grams. Lustrous AU- with minor marks in fields, scarce and desirable issue of the brief Granadine Confederation. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

with evidence of clashed dies in obverse legend, rare 1-year type, clearly superior to the Frank Sedwick specimen. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

Costa Rica

124. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 1 escudo, 1833E, ex-Caballero. KM-14. 3.1 grams. Problem-free XF with light red toning, no problems, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Caballero de las Indias collection (Aureo & Calicó, April 2009), with lot-tag #2205. Estimate: $600-$900. 125. Costa Rica (Central American Republic), 1/2 escudo, 1847JB. KM-13.1. 1.5 grams. Bold, well-struck XF/AU, cleaned but starting to re-tone, scarce 2-year type. Estimate: $350-$500. 126. Costa Rica, lion counterstamp (Type VI, 1849-1857) on Central American Republic 1 escudo, 1844M. KM-84. 3.1 grams. Problem-free AXF with contrasting sediment around details and light red toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

127. Costa Rica, 1 escudo, 1850JB. KM-98. 3.1 grams. Lustrous XF, lightly cleaned. Estimate: $250-$375. 128. Costa Rica, 2 pesos, 1866GW. KM-113. 2.9 grams. VF+ with some original luster on fields, slightly crude rims (as made), largest denomination for this date. Estimate: $100-$150. 129. Costa Rica, 20 colones, 1900.

KM-141. 15.5 grams.

Bagmarked AU with luster, largest denomination of gold for Costa Rica, better date of 3-year type. Estimate: $600-$900.

Cuba 130. Cuba (struck in Philadelphia), 20 pesos, 1915, Jose Martí. KM-21. 33.4 grams. Lustrous but bagmarked AU with one tiny rim-bruise, popular issue minted in the U.S. using dies engraved by Charles Barber. Estimate: $1,700-$2,000.

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Great Britain

131. Great Britain, guinea, George II, 1733, from the Halsewell (1786). Spink-3674; KM-573.3. 8.2 grams. VF with spots of dark encrustation and minor marks, rare provenance. Recovered from the Halsewell, sunk in 1786 off Dorset, England Estimate: $600-$900.

132. Set of 2 British Victorian sovereigns (London, 1855; and Melbourne, Australia, 1875-M) and 1 Brazilian silver coin (500 reis, Pedro II, 1860) in promotional case as from the Douro (1882). 8.0, 8.0 and 5.8 grams; box 5" x 5" x 2". The gold coins typically bagmarked XF+, the silver coin worn (but not corroded) AVF with tiny spots of toning, all fairly common coins but desirable as shipwreck specimens. From the Douro (1882), with promotional case and certificates. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

Guatemala (post-colonial)

133. Lot of 2 Guatemala gold coins of 1860R under Carrera (1 peso and 4 reales). KM-179 and 135. 2.4 grams total. Both decent coins, the 1 peso VF with some old marks in the fields and mount-mark at top, and the 4 reales lustrous and problem-free XF. Estimate: $150-$225. 134. Guatemala, 4 reales, 1861R, Carrera. KM-135. 0.8 gram. Lustrous AU+, very attractive. Estimate: $60-$90.

Italian States

Japan

135. Sardinia, Italy, 1/2 doppia, Vittorio Amedeo III, 1789. 136. Japan, 10 yen, year 33 (1900). KM-33. 8.3 grams. Lustrous KM-85. 4.4 grams.

Problem-free AXF. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Mint State, a few minor bagmarks only. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Mexico (colonial)

137. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794FM. CT-43; KM-159. 27.0 grams. Highly lustrous (almost prooflike) Mint State with weak center of shield (typical), almost imperceptible hairlines in fields. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

138. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 escudos, Philip V, 1739MF, ex-Eliasberg, rare.

CT-243; KM-135. 13.5 grams. Richly old-toned XF+ with minor (old) marks in fields, very nice (sharp) strike and attractive overall, also desirable pedigree. Curiously, the reverse of this coin shows the same shield design as for the pillar dollars in silver (except for the legend), lending credence to the idea that the pillars side on pillar dollars is the obverse. Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

140. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 escudo, 139. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1802FT. CT-368; Highly lustrous Mint State with lightly hairlined obverse fields, impressively flashy. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

KM-132. 6.8 grams.

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Ferdinand VII (armored bust), 1809HJ.

CT-

293; KM-121. 3.4 grams. Highly lustrous Mint State with

lightly hairlined obverse fields, scarce type-coin. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Netherlands (United)

142. Holland, Netherlands, ducat, 1611.

KM-12.1. 3.4 grams.

Problem-free XF, nice details all over. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

143. Utrecht, United Netherlands, ducat, 1724, from the

141. Zeeland, United Netherlands, double ducat, 1648. KM-

Akerendam (1725). KM-7.4. 3.4 grams. Matte AU with very light surface sediment, weak knight’s head as usual, oddly off-center obverse. From the Akerendam (1725), with certificate. Estimate: $400$600.

35. 6.9 grams. Decent VF, very slightly wavy flan and with solder-mark

and nick in edge above knight’s head (ex-jewelry), scarce type. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Peru (colonial) 147. Lima, Per u, bust 2 escudos, Ferdinand VII (smaller imaginary bust), 1811JP, very rare. CT-193; KMAU- with muted luster, light old marks in field, expertly repaired but still rather decent for the type (of which this bust is a one-year variety). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

111. 6.7 grams.

144. Lima, Peru, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII (large bust), 1812JP, encapsulated NGC XF 45, rare. CT-17; KM-118.

148. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo,

Subtle but attractive old toning, no problems, distinctive two-year type (but the 1811 is never seen). Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

Charles IV, 1800IJ.

CT-477; KM-89.

3.3 grams. VF/XF, richly toned around

details, rims slightly crude (as made), scarce. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

145. Lima, Peru, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1791IJ.

CT-306; KM-90. 6.4 grams. VF/XF, no big problems, slightly off-center strike, very scarce

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

149. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII (imaginary bust), 1810JP, encapsulated NGC XF 40, rare.

CT-280; KM-

110. Choice

AU- (despite the slab grade) with a few minor marks in fields, better date in a rare type. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

150. Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1819JP. CT289; KM-126. 3.3 grams.

XF/AU, a few minor marks on obverse only,

146. Lima, Peru, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1799IJ. CT-314; lustrous and attractive, scarce type. Estimate: $900-$1,350. XF with natural flaw above shoulder, scratch in front of face, hint of toning, scarce type. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. KM-100. 6.7 grams.

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Portugal

151. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1720. KM-201. 0.9 gram. Lustrous AU with parts of rims slightly crude (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

152. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1720. KM-201. 1.0 gram. Problem-free XF with nicely contrasting toning. Estimate: $300$450.

153. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1723. KM-201. 1.1 grams. Lustrous AU- with slight rim damage above crown. Estimate: $300$450.

154. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1733. KM-201. 1.1 grams. Bold XF+, hint of luster, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450. 155. Lisbon, Portugal, 400 reis, John V, 1734/3. KM-201 (unlisted overdate). 0.9 gram. Nice XF with very minor rim damage, probably rare for the overdate. Estimate: $300-$450.

Russia 156. Russia (USSR), 1 chervonets, 1975. KM-Y85. 8.6 grams. Fully lustrous Mint State with bagmarks in fields. Estimate: $400-$600.

Spain 157. Seville, Spain (Castile and Le贸n), dobla de la banda, Juan II (1406-1474), mintmark S at top of cross. 4.5 grams. Impressively large flan with bold details all over, well struck, lightly polished XF. Estimate: $600-$900.

158. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel (1474-1504), X at top, S between busts. CT-78. 6.9 grams. XF with nice portraits, most of legends bold. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

159. Seville, Spain, double excelente, Ferdinand-Isabel (1474-1504), 6-petal flower at top, S between busts. CT-69. 6.8 grams. Richly purple-toned AXF with bold legends and decent portraits, plugged hole at top. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

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160. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1787DV.

CT-313; KM-418.1a. 13.5

grams. AU details but altered surfaces (ex-jewelry),

nice strike. Estimate: $600-$900.


161. Madrid, Spain, bust 2 escudos, Charles IV, 1793MF. CT-326;

KM-435.1.

6.8

grams.

Lustrous Mint State with faint hairlines in obverse fields, choice strike, pale yellow color. Estimate: $400-$600.

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

CT-

496; KM-434. 3.3 grams. Attractively toned

AXF with contrasting sediment in crevices, no problems. Estimate: $225$350.

162. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Philip V, 1741JF. CT-492; KM-342. 3.4 grams. Choice XF with lightly rubbed reverse fields, very slightly wavy flan (exjewelry), scarce type-coin. Estimate: $400-$600.

170. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Philip V, 1743JA, inside the bowl of a silver tastevin (wine-sampling scoop) with horn handle. CT-573; KM-361.1. 39 grams, 13" long. A rather

163. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV.

curious antique, with long, delicate handle, half-twisted, and simple round bowl, used by a sommelier to sample wine, with the coin mounted obverse-up and no worse than VF for actual wear. (Note KM erroneously lists the assayer as JF for this scarce type.) Estimate: $200-$300.

CT-629; KM-416.1a. 3.3 grams. Decent VF/XF with sediment in crevices,

x-shaped punch that looks like a chopmark (rare if so) near top of reverse. Estimate: $200-$300.

164. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles III, 1788M. CTProblem-free VF-XF with contrasting sediment around details. Estimate: $200-$300. 631; KM-416.1a. 3.3 grams.

171. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1749JB.

165. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1791MF.

CT-245; KM-378. 1.7 grams.

Choice AU/UNC, lustrous and problemfree. Estimate: $300-$450.

CT-490; KM-434. 3.4 grams.

Lightly red-toned XF, no problems.

Estimate: $200-$300.

172. Seville, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1754PJ.

166. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1792MF.

CT-267; KM-374. 1.8 grams.

CT-491; KM-434. 3.4 grams. Problem-free AXF with contrasting sediment

Lustrous XF+, no problems. Estimate:

$200-$300.

around details. Estimate: $200-$300.

167. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1792MF.

173. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI,

CT-491; KM-434. 3.4 grams. Net

1757JB. CT-255; KM-378. 1.8 grams. XF+ with hint of luster, adjustment

VF with tiny rim-nick, lightly polished reverse, toned around letters. Estimate: $200-$300.

marks in center on both sides. Estimate: $200-$300.

168. Madrid, Spain, bust 1 escudo, Charles IV, 1796MF.

174. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VI,

CT-495; KM-434. 3.3 grams. Problem-free XF with contrasting sediment

1757JB. CT-255; KM-378. 1.8 grams. AXF with parts of rim crude and

in crevices, rather attractive for the grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

very light adjustment marks. Estimate: $200-$300.

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175. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III (first bust), 1761JP.

CT-754; KM-389.1. 1.8 grams.

Bold AU with parts of rim

slightly crude. Estimate: $200-$300.

176. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III (first bust), 1769PJ. CT-763; KM-389.1. 1.7 grams. Choice XF+ with hint of luster, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

177. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1772PJ. CT-766; KM-415.1. 1.7 grams. Problem-free XF. Estimate: $200-$300. 178. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1773PJ. CT-767; KM-415.1. 1.8 grams. Lustrous Mint State and choice strike, faint adjustment marks on bust. Estimate: $250-$375.

179. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1773PJ. CT-767; KM-415.1. 1.8 grams. Choice Mint State with hairline fracture at shoulder, impressively lustrous. Estimate: $250-$375.

180. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1783JD.

CT-774; KM-415.1. 1.7 grams.

Nice XF, no problems, hint of luster.

Estimate: $200-$300.

181. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1783JD. CT-774; KM-415.1. 1.8 grams. XF+ with hint of luster, toned around details, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

182. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1787DV. CT-779; KM-425.1. 1.7 grams. Lustrous AU-, pale yellow color. Estimate: $200-$300.

183. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles III, 1788M. CT-781; KM-425.1. 1.8 grams. Faintly toned AU, lustrous and problem-free. Estimate: $200-$300.

184. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Charles IV, 1793MF, rare. CT-613; KM-433. 1.8 grams. Lightly toned AXF with lots of old marks in fields, seldom-seen type with high catalog value. Estimate: $600-$900. 185. Madrid, Spain, bust 1/2 escudo, Ferdinand VII, 1817GJ. CT-360; KM-492. 1.7 grams. Bold XF with dark staining around details, one-year type. Estimate: $200-$300.

United States of America

186. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet (double 187. USA (San Francisco mint), $20 coronet (double eagle), 1855-S, encapsulated PCGS genuine, from the “Fort Capron treasure” (1857). KM-74.1. UNC details with hint

eagle), 1855-S, encapsulated ICG MS60 Details / Sea Salvaged, from the “Fort Capron treasure” (1857). KM-74.1.

of red toning and typically grainy surfaces from immersion, muted luster. From the “Fort Capron treasure” of 1857 (AKA “Gordy-Ashley gold”). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Bold UNC with typically grainy surfaces, muted luster. From the “Fort Capron treasure” of 1857 (AKA “Gordy-Ashley gold”). Estimate: $2,000$3,000.

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192. USA (Dahlonega mint), $5 coronet (half eagle), 1844D, encapsulated NGC XF 45.

Bold but slightly crude strike (weak spots in hair and arrow-feathers), which is typical for this mint, also typically bagmarked in the fields and with a planchet flaw to left of eagle, but nicely lustrous and desirable as an example of the short-lived issues from the mountains of Georgia. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

188. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet (double eagle), 1856, encapsulated ICG MS60 Details / Sea Salvaged, from the “Fort Capron treasure” (1857). KM-74.1. Bold UNC with typically grainy surfaces, muted luster. From the “Fort Capron treasure” of 1857 (AKA “Gordy-Ashley gold”). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

KM-69.

193. USA (Dahlonega mint), $5 coronet (half eagle), 1848D, encapsulated PCGS VF30 (old green tag). KM-69. Parts of obverse weakly struck (curls of hair on neck, some of the stars), but nice reverse, lustrous, slightly red-toned and somewhat frosty, bagmarked as usual, at least XF-40 by today’s standards. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

189. USA (Philadelphia mint), $20 coronet (double eagle), 1856, encapsulated ICG MS60 Details / Sea Salvaged, from the “Fort Capron treasure” (1857). KM-74.1. Bold UNC with typically grainy surfaces, muted luster. From the “Fort Capron treasure” of 1857 (AKA “Gordy-Ashley gold”). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

194. USA (Dahlonega mint), $5 coronet (half eagle), 1850D, weak D, encapsulated PCGS XF45. KM-69. Beautifully redtoned (not uncommon for this scarce mint) and with no more wear or weakness or bagmarks than expected for this grade, the allimportant mintmark typically very faint (a problem with this particular date), scarce date overall. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

190. USA (Carson City mint), $20 coronet (double eagle), 1890-CC. KM-74.3. Lustrous AU with bagmarks and evidence of very light cleaning, popular mint. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

195. USA (Dahlonega mint), $5 coronet (half eagle), 1856D, encapsulated PCGS XF45. KM-69. Rather lustrous, just slightly

191. USA (New Orleans mint), $10 coronet (eagle), 1851- weakly struck on the high points (actually AU in our estimation), rather attractive for the grade and for the date, which is one of the rarest for this mint. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

O, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-66.2. Lustrous and well struck, just a bit bagmarked as usual. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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196. USA (Dahlonega mint), $3 Indian Princess, 1854-D, encapsulated PCGS XF45 (old green tag), extremely rare. KM-84. One

of the icons of US gold coins is the Dahlonega $3, a one-date issue of a short-lived mint, struck in very low quantity (1120 pieces, of which only maybe 10% still exist), in fact all in one day: July 26. While the Dahlonega and Charlotte mints operated in parallel for their entire short histories, only Dahlonega minted a $3 piece. Put it all together and it is easy to see why Dahlonega collectors and collectors of US gold by type all fight heavily for this issue! Our specimen is also one of the better-struck examples out there, with nearly full hair and headdress detail, much of the rim-denticles, and bold U in UNITED, not to mention the lack of any defects like laminations or rough spots, although the diagnostic clash-mark in front of the throat and doubling of TED in UNITED are prominent. Overall this coin could pass for a mid- to high-end AU, but when this coin was slabbed the grading standards were tighter and reflected more “net grading” based on cleaning, etc. This coin has very good eye-appeal, very lustrous and bold, and its rarity and importance are legendary. It is little wonder that Douglas Winter, author and renowned expert in branch-mint gold, had this to say in his book Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint 1838-1861 (second edition): “If I had the financial resources (and patience) I would attempt to warehouse a number of nice quality 1854-D Three Dollar gold pieces and wait for the market to come to me.” Pedigreed to the Stack’s-Bowers auction of November 2011. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

197. USA (New Orleans mint), $3 Indian Princess, 1854-O, Winter Variety 1. KM-84. 5.0 grams. Like the 1854D, the New Orleans $3 is a one-year issue, but it was made in much larger quantity (24,000 pieces) and is far less valuable, though still popular as a type-coin. As noted by expert Douglas Winter, a die-clashing and subsequent re-lapping of the dies made for two distinct varieties, of which the first (like this one) is far rarer, with clear designer’s initials on the Indian princess’ truncation and bold lettering and mintmark. The center of the reverse is still typically weak, but the detail on the princess on the obverse is all bold. The grade appears to be XF or better, but the surfaces have been lightly polished. Estimate: $1,250$2,000.

198. USA (New Orleans mint), $2.5 coronet (quarter 199. USA (Charlotte mint), $1 coronet (gold dollar), 1849eagle), 1850-O, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-72. Bold obverse strike with two of the stars ill-defined, weaker eagle with some flatter high points, all of which is typical (Douglas Winter: “I have never seen a fully struck example”), but nicely lustrous and with a faint hint of toning on the obverse. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

C, closed wreath, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-73. Choice and highly lustrous but with weak strike at the ear as usual (due to convexity), the reverse much better (perfect, in fact), a lovely little coin that is probably among the top 50 known, from a generally rare and difficult series. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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200. USA (Dahlonega mint), $1 coronet (gold dollar), 1853-D, encapsulated NGC AU 50. KM-73. Lightly toned all over and with weak hair (as made), which is typical, rare and short-lived series and quite popular. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

201. USA (Philadelphia mint), $1 Indian Princess (Type 2 202. USA, $1 Lewis and Clark (gold dollar), 1905. KM-121. KM-83. 1.7 grams. Decent XF with no big problems, some luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

Lustrous AU with light surface marks, no big problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Shipwreck Ingots Gold Espadarte, sunk in 1558 off Mozambique 203. Small gold “drop”, 20.5 grams, from the Espadarte (1558). 1" long, 13/32" in diameter. Cute but substantial “pill” of solid gold, neatly cast, no markings, assumed to be 20K or better. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas certificate #996 and Forecastle Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

204. Small gold “drop” with cut edge, 7.1 grams, from the Espadarte (1558). 19/32" in diameter and 3/16" thick. Small, grayish disk of gold with tangential piece broken off, the surface coated with fine encrustation. From the Espadarte (1558), with Arqueonautas certificate #932. Estimate: $400-$600.

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida 205. Complete Colombian gold bar, 1061 grams, with

206. End of a Colombian gold bar, 388.3 grams, with

markings of foundry/assayer SARGOSA / PECARTA, fineness XXI: (21.5K), and tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). Approx. 10-3/4" long, 1" wide and 1/2" deep. A very desirable

markings of assayer/foundry GVSMAN / PAMPLONA, fineness XX: (20.5K), and tax stamps, from the Atocha (1622). Approx. 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 5/8". A rectangular, broken (not

complete bar with bold markings, the fineness (in 5 places) particularly prominent but also with no fewer than 10 partial tax stamps and a very clear cartouche with SARGOSA above PECARTA, in reference to the gold mine at Zaragoza, Colombia, and an assayer (or similar official) whose exact name has not been determined (the letters of which were monogrammed together to make “PECARTA”). Zaragoza, on the shores of the Río Nechí in the province of Antioquia, was home to one of the most prolific gold mines in the early 1600s, producing some 20 million pesos of gold from 1590 to 1645, and was represented by a caja real (royal treasury office) since 1582. One end of the bar shows both a chiseling and a scooping where the assayer removed pieces for testing. Overall the bar is remarkably straight and even, very attractive and impressive, a real trophy for any collection. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photocertificate #85A-GB045, listed in Fisher online database by its tag # 1567-1. Estimate: $80,000-$120,000.

cut) end-piece of a wide, flat bar, with bold fineness stamp and full cartouche showing monograms for the name Guzmán above location Pamplona, a well-known gold-producing area in Norte de Santander, Colombia, whose caja real (royal treasury office) was founded in 1617, not long before this bar was lost. That might explain the rarity of this marking (missing in the book Spanish Treasure Bars, by Craig and Richards [2003]) among the gold bars of the 1622 Fleet, in contrast with the relatively abundant “SARGOSA” and “EN RADA” specimens. The other half of the cartouche, GVSMAN, clearly refers to someone named Guzmán, a very common surname, who was probably the assayer (or similar official) in Pamplona. The consignor, however, intriguingly attributes this mark to Don Diego de Guzmán (as owner), who was a magistrate in Cuzco, Peru, and perished as a passenger on the Atocha. What is also neat about this bar is the presence of encrustation, as small streaks of black on top and white patches in the bubbly pits on the bottom, the surfaces also fraught with stressfractures and light scratches, with small cylindrical “bite” in one corner. A highly desirable bar for its rarity and compactness. From the Atocha (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #GB-48, and letters from the consignor describing his attribution to Diego de Guzmán. Estimate: $20,000-up.

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

207. Flat gold disk (contraband), 578 grams, 12K-15K (estimated), from the Santa Margarita (1622). Approx. 3-1/2" in diameter and 3/ 8" thick. A tidy, heavy disk of pale gold with streaks

of red, its top surface devoid of markings but with ribbons of metal-flow, and its bottom smoother except for two prominent gas-bubbles and a modern circular stamp that says TREASURE SALVORS / 1980 around an Old English letter M monogrammed with an F in its center (for Mel Fisher), the first such stamping we have ever seen, in addition to the bar number (39). From the Santa Margarita (1622), with Fisher photo-certificate #39-M-80 in elegant frame. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

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

208. Silver “tumbaga” bar #M-70, 10.39 lb (av.), marked with fineness iUiiiioL (1450/2400 = 60.4%), S, YoBI3, iNo/ DeBCA (rare), and two tax stamps, plated in The “Tumbaga” Saga, from the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528). 11-1/2" x 41/2" x 3/4". Of the approximately 200 “tumbaga” silver bars found, less than a dozen have this iNo/DeBCA sigla (possibly a monogram for

Juan de Becerra, an encomendero who arrived in Mexico in 1526), which appears twice on this specimen (each occurrence showing complementary parts of the whole monogram). The S to the immediate left of the fineness is curiously linked to the gold bars from the same find. To the right of that appears YoBI3, which occurs on only 9 bars and most likely represents the name Juan Ibañes, a blacksmith who worked for Cortés in the mid-1520s (see page 63 of “Tumbaga” Saga for explanation). Only 7 bars have all three of the mysterious marks YoB13, S and iNo/DeBCA, making this a premium piece of significant value in unraveling the mysteries behind these bars. It is also one of the more tidy and attractive bars, with natural flow-lines on top and pebbly texture on bottom (no bad corrosion), nicely toned, with bias-cut assayer’s “bite” in one corner, and of desirably medium size. From the “Tumbaga wreck” (ca. 1528), accompanied by the book Tumbaga Silver for Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, by Douglas R. Armstrong (1993, original spiral-bound edition) and the book The “Tumbaga” Saga, by Agustin Garcia-Barneche (2010, autographed, with a photo of this bar on page 100), and pedigreed to the Bowers & Merena “Treasures of the World” auction of June, 2002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

“Golden Fleece wreck,” sunk ca. 1550 in the Northern Caribbean 209. Small, flat, oval silver “splash” ingot, 434 grams, with two crowned-C tax stamps, from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550). Approx. 5-3/4" x 4". A very thin and colorful ingot (lots of copper toning on top) with two distinct tax stamps near either end, several small “drip blobs” and one large one with coral encrustation, typically corroded and harshly cleaned but of the perfect size for a display with Charles-Joanna coins from this wreck. From the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550), and pedigreed to our Auction #8. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 210. Lot of 3 silver coin-like “plata corriente” pieces cut from “splash” ingots (no markings, fineness unknown but probably over 90%), 85.4 grams total, from an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo. 42.4, 15.2 and 17.8 grams, 1-1/2", 1" and 1" respectively. It is well documented that in the mid-1500s colonial commerce lacked sufficient circulating coinage, despite the efforts of the Mexican mint (which began in 1536), and relied instead on small pieces of silver cut from ingots that were probably intentionally cast in thin (easily breakable) “splashes” for that reason. This lot represents a set of three examples of this makeshift currency, which was eventually eradicated due to the fact that so many pieces (like these) did not show any markings to prove that the proper tax had been paid! From an unidentified ca.-1554 wreck off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Estimate: $250-$375.

“Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s) off Hutchinson Island, Florida 211. Small silver ingot, 32.2 grams, with crowned crosslions-castles tax stamp (Mexico or Santo Domingo), very rare, from the “Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s). Approx. 13/4" x 1". As described in the book Spanish Treasure Bars, by Craig and

Richards (2003), for at least 60 years beachcombers on the east coast of Florida in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant have found Mexican Philip II coins and tiny ingots of varying weights like this one, with markings of crowned cross-lions-castles with globes at the ends, a distinctly Mexican style that was mimicked on the extremely rare Santo Domingo coins of the late 1500s. Because all these mysterious ingots are small (up to 70 grams or so), we feel they must have been a form of “plata corriente” like we know of for the mid-1500s, especially with their official markings to show taxation. This specimen of average size bears a nearly full stamp on its smooth side (the other side rough and corroded), nicely toned and evidently quite rare, as it is the first we have ever offered. From the “Power Plant wreck” (late 1500s) off Hutchinson Island, Florida. Estimate: $500-up.

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

212. Large Potosí silver ingot, 90 lb 7.36 oz troy, Class Factor 0.9 (should be 1.0), dated 1622, from the Atocha (1622). 13-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 3-1/2". One of the most impressively marked bars we have seen, with all the markings required for Class Factor 1.0 visible,

including manifest number IUCXXVII (1127) to right of foundry/date Po1622 (mentioned on the certificate), fineness IIUCCCLXXX (2380/2400) followed by faint assayer cartouche (probably MEXIA), 2 or 3 faint tax stamps, 2 small V’s for silvermaster de Vreder, and a veritable wealth of large owner/shipper monograms (known as siglas), including a rather intricate one for “A. de Saldana to M. Santos” at one end that was engraved over an earlier mark (sort of a CA monogram), with second silvermaster mark over top of it as if to say “change OK.” At the other end, the B-shaped sigla was attributed by Craig and Richards (Spanish Treasure Bars, 2003) to B. de Conay, curiously not mentioned on the manifest for this bar. More toward the middle, and in fact superimposed on the foundry/date cartouche, is an E-shaped sigla (name unknown). Also prominent is the usual double-scoop “bite” (assayer’s test) in the middle. The sides are rather rough (as made) and show embedded pieces of charcoal. Apart from some very light surface corrosion, this is without a doubt one of the more interesting bars we have handled, well worth a premium over less well-marked specimens. From the Atocha (1622), with original Fisher certificate #85A-S761. Estimate: $35,000-$50,000.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

213. Flat silver “strap” ingot, 329.3 grams, for making 8R cob blanks, extremely rare, from the 1715 Fleet. Approx. 7-1/ 2" x 1-1/2". All evidence as to how cobs were made at the Mexican mint in the 1600s and 1700s points to the concept of poured “straps” of prescribed weight that were balanced and subdivided into proper-weight blanks for striking—but we have never handled an example of such an item until now! This piece, which is almost EXACTLY the weight of twelve 8R at the prescribed 27.468 grams, shows naturally semicircular ends and neatly parallel sides, its surfaces dark and rippled from metal-flow. The thickness of this “strap” is 1/4", about twice the thickness of most 8R, so it is assumed that the blanks were somewhat flattened after cutting, which would also account for the wider width of the resultant coins than 1/12 of this piece would seem to indicate. As we see on the coins themselves, the rounded edges from the original ingot contrast sharply with the straight edges where each blank is cut away, with the exception of the single-cut “end of the bar.” The winner of this lot will have not only an important 1715-Fleet artifact but also one of the most significant pieces of cob-minting history ever found! (Please see our essay “Straps for Cash” in the catalog for our Auction #7, http://www.sedwickcoins.com/strap.htm.) From the 1715 Fleet. Estimate: $2,500-up.

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

214. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1957 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.), cast in parallel to bar width, from the Slot ter Hooge (1724). 6-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". Typically tidy bar with small but clear markings on one of the wide sides, the narrower sides with lengthwise seams from casting, one of the ends heavily corner-clipped to fine-tune the weight, with only a trace of the usual encrustation-filled pit, no corrosion to speak of, just some dark spots here and there. From the Slot ter Hooge (1724), with certificate from the salvager (StĂŠnuit). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

215. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1955 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Zeeland chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.), cast in diagonal to bar width, from the Slot ter Hooge (1724). 5" x 1-1/2" x 1-3/8". An unusually short and fat example, with the clear markings one of the narrower sides (its diagonal casting seams hidden in the corners), with the rectangular pit at one end filled all the way with a weight-adjusting plug, no corrosion but many areas of black and dark-brown encrustation. From the Slot ter Hooge (1724), with certificate from the salvager (StĂŠnuit). Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

216. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1960 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, from the Rooswijk (1739). 6" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". Very well-preserved bar (no corrosion) with boldly attractive markings on one of the wider sides, the pit-end of the bar clipped several times (to adjust the weight) and somewhat encrusted. From the Rooswijk (1739), with original certificate and tag #RK05. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

217. Neatly formed silver ingot, 1960 grams, about 98.5% fine, with stamps of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC (Dutch East India Co.) and “jumping goat” assayer-mark of Otto and/or Wouter Buck, from the Rooswijk (1739). 61/2" x 1-1/2" x 1-1/4". Very well-preserved bar (no corrosion) with boldly attractive markings on one of the wider sides, the pit-end of the bar clipped several times (to adjust the weight) and somewhat encrusted. From the Rooswijk (1739), with original certificate and tag #RK05AS0256. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

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

218. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer G between pillars. S-M2; KM-17; CT-69; NesmithFull flan with bold legends and crown, nice full shield, full but lightly corroded pillars (the G weak but clear), nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #425. Estimate: $500-$750.

11. 11.5 grams.

219. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oMo to left, oGo to right, king’s name as CHAROLVS. Nesmith-34; S-M2; KM-18; CT-83. 12.9 grams. Choice broad

221. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” G to left, M to right. Nesmith-46; S-M2; KM-18; CT-80. 13.2

flan with full legends and crown, excellent inner details, no visible corrosion (XF details), good toning, clear mintmark and assayer that confirm the rare first issue of the “Late Series.” Estimate: $500$750.

grams. Full and round with all details present (just a little flat in places

in the legends), the shield side slightly doubled, no corrosion (AU details), light toning only. With Sedwick certificate from 2007. Estimate: $300-$450.

220. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, G to right, king’s name as CHAROLVS.

222. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Nesmith-50; S-M2; KM-18; CT-81. 13.0 grams. Darkly toned, AU details but

Series,” G to left, M to right. Nesmith-46; S-M2; KM-18; CT-80. 13.4

with light corrosion on part of edge only, full legends and choice inner details. Estimate: $350-$500.

grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full details all over, lightly toned,

choice XF details, no corrosion at all. Estimate: $600-$900.

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223. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late 224. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late

Series,” L to left, M to right. Nesmith-82; S-M9; KM-18; CT-86. 13.3 grams. Very bold strike (AU details), nearly full legends, nicely

Series,” M to left, G to right. Nesmith-49; S-M5; KM-12; CT-112. 6.7

contrasting toning, no corrosion. Estimate: $400-$600.

somewhat darkly toned, tiny edge-split. With Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $125-$200.

grams. Broad flan with full legends, no corrosion (XF details) but

Spanish 1554 Fleet off Padre Island, Texas

225. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late 226. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, L to right. Nesmith-90; S-M9; KM-18; CT-85. 6.7

Series,” M to left, L to right. Nesmith-85; S-M9; KM-12; CT-116. 2.5

grams. Thin from corrosion but with bold inner details and most of

grams. Darkly rusty (uncleaned) as is typical for this wreck, thin from corrosion and small part of edge missing but with clear inner details. Estimate: $125-$200.

legends, contrastingly toned. With Sedwick certificate from 2004. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

227. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early

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

Series,” assayer R between pillars. Nesmith-6; S-M1; KM-16; CT-

Series,” oMo to left, oPo to right.

71. 5.4 grams. Thin

123. 6.1 grams. Lightly corroded but still very solid and with bold legends

and heavily corroded but with just enough details to recognize the variety (PLVS in oval panel, etc.), with good full shield and crown, weaker pillars, assayer not visible but determined by style, good toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

Nesmith-25; S-M4; KM-11; CT-

and crown and clear inner details (PLVS in left-leaning panel), distractingly stained (uncleaned). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September, 2007 (lot 1085). Estimate: $350-$500.

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229. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, R to right. Nesmith-69; S-M7; KM-12; CT-125. 5.9 grams. Full flan despite light corrosion, bold legends and crisp inner

details, lightly toned (couple dark spots), rare assayer. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September, 2007, with original lot-tag #1086. Estimate: $250-$375.

Santiago, sunk in 1585 off Mozambique, east of Africa

230. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer 231. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic not visible. KM-36. 12.6 grams. Full shield and crown and cross plus

D at 4 o’clock outside tressure.

CT-235. 26.1 grams. Bold full shield and cross, clear mintmark and denomination and assayer, lightly corroded but nicely toned with a couple areas of reddish encrustation on reverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

some bold legend despite light corrosion all over. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

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

232. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II or III,

233. Spain (mint uncertain), cob 2 reales, Philip III.

assayer not visible (F). 8.9 grams. Full and bold shield and cross despite moderate corrosion, somewhat silvery but toned in crevices. Estimate: $90-$135.

corrosion only, toned on fields. With original certificate. Estimate: $60$90.

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3.4 grams. Nearly full shield and cross but little else due to flatness, light

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

234. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)21/0(D), choice 235. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Grade 1, ex-Eugene Lyon collection. S-M18a; KM-45; CT-307. 25.9 grams. Bold date with very clear 1/0, also bold full mintmark and

D, Grade 1. S-M18; KM-44.3. 23.6 grams. Full shield and cross, typically uneven flan with flatness, solid and mostly uncorroded, also typically silvery. With Fisher insert-card #156160 (no certificate). Estimate: $300$450.

shield and cross, the peripheries typically mostly flat and the whole flat typically uneven in thickness, but no corrosion at all, lightly toned and with desirable pedigree. With Fisher tag and Sinclair certificate #134514, and pedigreed to the collection of Dr. Eugene Lyon (Treasure Salvors’ historian). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Lima 2R

236. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Rincón 237. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de (rare first coinage of South America), denomination below motto PL-VSV-L, Grade 1. S-L1; KM-8; CT-480. 6.1 grams.

la Torre, P-ii to left, *-oD to right, Research Collection coin #94, choice Grade 1, with original catalog. S-L4; KM-9;

Exceptionally broad flan with full inner details and much legend despite flat spots, bold (tiny) assayer, slightly doubled but practically corrosion-free, very rare as from this wreck (would have qualified for Research Collection if it had been found in the 1980s). With original Fisher certificate #94A-1621. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

CT-489. 6.4 grams. Remarkably well-preserved specimen (no corrosion,

nicely toned) with full inner details (cross and shield) and much legend and crown, not rare numismatically but certainly rare in quality from this wreck and desirable as from the original Research Collection of top coins from this wreck (also note the catalog itself is rare!). Pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #236623 and original Christie’s Research Collection catalog (spiral bound). Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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Potosí 8R

238. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer A,

241. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M/

Grade 2. S-P11; KM-5.1; CT-157. 20.9 grams. Very silvery and moderately corroded but with clear assayer (rather scarce), good full crown and shield and cross. With Fisher insert-card #236614 (no certificate). Estimate: $275-$400.

Q, Grade 1. S-P18; KM-10; CT-unlisted. 26.8 grams. Solid and practically corrosion-free, with full but messily doubled crown and shield and cross, clear over-assayer, lightly toned. With Fisher certificate #219371. Estimate: $500-$750.

239. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 242. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 1. KM-10. 24.6 grams. Choice bold strike on roundish flan with

period), borders of boxes, Research Collection coin #196, choice Grade 1, with appraisal hand-signed by Duncan Mathewson. S-P14; KM-5.6; CT-unlisted. 26.2 grams. Gorgeously well-

full shield and cross, bold P•M, very light corrosion only. With Fisher insert-card #136078 (no certificate). Estimate: $300-$450.

preserved coin with attractive toning and practically no corrosion, bold full shield and cross (both very slightly doubled), desirable as from the original Research Collection of top coins from this wreck. Pedigreed to the Atocha Research Collection, with special Fisher photo-certificate #237524 and 2008 appraisal for $3,500 hand-signed by Dr. R. Duncan Mathewson III (Treasure Salvors’ archeologist). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

243. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1618)PAL, rare, Grade 1.

S-P20; KM-10; CT-130. 27.1 grams. Corrosion-free and nicely toned, with full and clear assayer, full and bold shield and cross, just lacks the date, which is known anyway. With Fisher certificate #191197. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

240. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1.

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Corrosion-free beauty (typically shiny) with choice full crown and shield and cross, not rare but as nice as they come. With Fisher insert-card #190983 (no certificate). Estimate: $300-$450. S-P17; KM-10; CT-124. 27.1 grams.

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244. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)18T, denomination 247. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1622T, quadrants of cross as O-V-III, quadrants of cross transposed and lions sideways, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; CT-unlisted. 25.2 grams. The few

transposed, backwards P punched over regular P for mintmark, Grade 2, rare. S-P21a; KM-19; CT-456. 24.8 grams. While

specimens known of this rare issue never showed enough of the legend to prove whether it was the castles or the lions that were punched in sideways, but this specimen does, with clear 18 of date despite peripheral corrosion, the cross and shield full and bold, also with the largest mintmark P we have ever seen and strange denomination in three separate parts. With Fisher certificate #267684. Estimate: $500-$750.

corroded, this coin has a lot going for it, with full date that is popular as the year of sinking, crazy mintmark that resembles the Greek letter “phi,” and full but somewhat weak crown and shield and cross, all lightly toned. With Fisher certificate #157939, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 14-15, 1994, with lot-tag #1775. Estimate: $500-$750.

245. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T, king’s name in reverse legend, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-

248. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1, mounted in 14K necklace-bezel. S-P21; KM-10. 33.5 grams total. Choice full cross

Choice bold shield and cross, clear 16 and 9 of date followed by PHYLYPVS, bold P+T, no corrosion, typically silvery. With Fisher certificate #96A-20039. Estimate: $400$600. P21; KM-10; CT-134. 26.4 grams.

(slightly doubled), full but lightly corroded shield, nicely oriented on the same axis (coin alignment, meaning the shield is upside-down in the mounting), with nicely contrasting toning in crevices. With Fisher tag and Sinclair certificate #212925. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

246. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1620T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM10; CT-137. 26.8 grams. Deeply toned and corrosion-free, with full shield

249. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T,

and crown and cross (just some flat spots), backwards P to start king’s name visible, full date with last digit weak but certain. With Fisher insert-card #161829 (no certificate). Estimate: $400-$600.

quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1.

S-P21; KM-10. 24.7

grams. Full but doubled shield and cross, bold P+T (very tiny P),

lightly corroded and typically silvery. With Fisher insert-card #215960 (no certificate). Estimate: $300-$450.

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250. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 on the certificate. S-P21; KM-10. 25.0 grams. Solid flan with practically no corrosion (just small part of

edge eaten away), bold full cross and full shield, bold mintmark, nicely toned. With Fisher certificate #151976. Estimate: $350-$500.

251. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-3 quality but Grade 4 on the certificate. KM10. 19.2 grams. Good full cross and shield, slightly doubled, with really

only light to moderate corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher certificate #219870. Estimate: $150-$225.

Potosí 8R group lots 252. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 1. KM-10. 130.9 grams total. Solid coins with full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion

(if any), some toning. With Fisher or Sinclair certificates #163182, 183733, 246394, 262147 and 263099. Estimate: $2,750-$4,000.

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254. Lot of 5 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 1 except for one Grade 2 (which is Grade-1 quality). KM-10. 129.0 grams total.

253. Lot of 5 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 1. KM-10. 100.7 grams total. Solid coins with full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion

Solid coins with full shields and crosses, minimal corrosion (if any), some toning, one with upper half of shield transposed. With Fisher or Sinclair certificates #75A-SR2200, 119188, 152149, 164428 and 167800. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

(if any), some toning. With Fisher or Sinclair certificates #119363, 119498, 142406, 160905 and 173986. Estimate: $2,750-$4,000.

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255. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg) and T, all Grade-1 quality but registered as Grade 2. KM-10. 77.8 grams total. Good full shield and crosses, minimal corrosion. With Fisher insert-cards #140966, 184748 and 260655 (no certificates). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

256. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T or not visible, Grade 2. KM-10. 69.4 grams total. Light to moderate corrosion only, full shields and crosses. With Fisher insertcards #158706, 180702 and 182866 (no certificates). Estimate: $750$1,100.

257. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T or not visible, Grade 2. KM-10. 69.1 grams total. Light to moderate corrosion only, full shields and crosses. With Fisher insertcards #116893, 130922 and 167602 (no certificates). Estimate: $750$1,100.

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259. Lot of 4 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers Q, M, T or not visible, Grade 2. KM-10. 93.0 grams

258. Lot of 3 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers M and T, Grade 2.

KM-10. 74.1 grams total. Light to moderate corrosion only, full shields and crosses. With Fisher insertcards #173612, 190830 and 192709 (no certificates). Estimate: $750$1,100.

total. Generally good shields and crosses, light corrosion, one with

upper half of shield transposed. With Fisher insert-cards #121218, 156468, 162322 and 174556 (no certificates). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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261. Lot of 4 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers R, M or not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 77.4 grams total. Decent shields and crosses, light to moderate corrosion. With Fisher insert-cards #102379, 137757, 137837 and 190862 (no certificates). Estimate: $600-$900.

260. Lot of 5 PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 2.

KM-10. 120.9 grams total. Generally good shields and crosses, light to moderate

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corrosion. With Fisher certificates #125303, 186708, 187312, 192061 and 205038. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

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ALL GRADE-4 GROUP-LOT PHOTOS ARE REDUCED

262. Lot of 4 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 69.6 grams total. Clear shields and crosses despite moderate to heavy corrosion, one with upper half of shield transposed. With Fisher insert-cards #135415, 137875, 139106 and 139242 (no certificates). Estimate: $600-$900.

263. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayers not visible, Grade 4. KM-10. 43.5 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion, two rather thin but all with recognizable shields and crosses. With Fisher insert-cards #135178, 136987 and 193130 (no certificates). Estimate: $300-$450.

264. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality. KM-10. 171.6 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #A84-138, 100223, 103704, 104514, 113950, 114193, 131705, 131751, 131791 and 131831. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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ALL GRADE-4 GROUP-LOT PHOTOS ARE REDUCED 265. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 151.4 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #131871, 131911, 131931, 131971, 131991, 132011, 132182, 132222, 132242 and 132262. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

266. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 144.2 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #132302, 132362, 132422, 132482, 132668, 133037, 133077, 133365, 133385 and 133445. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

267. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 137.4 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. One of the coins is from Mexico instead of Potosí. With Fisher certificates #133485, 133836, 135369, 149622, 152409, 158066, 158972, 159447, 159663 and 160347. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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268. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 155.9 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #160515, 160540, 160560, 160732, 162155, 162702, 162738, 163024, 163041 and 163301. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

269. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 162.0 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #163954, 165976, 165990, 166018, 166032, 166046, 166060, 166454, 166496 and 166538. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

270. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 165.3 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #166581, 166633, 166645, 166706, 166828, 166866, 166878, 166902, 166914 and 166926. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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271. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 176.8 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #166950, 166974, 167010, 167022, 167046, 167058, 167070, 167094, 167118 and 167130. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

272. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 175.8 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but with generally decent shields and/or crosses. With Fisher certificates #167142, 167166, 167178, 167202, 167214, 167226, 167238, 167328, 167348 and 167978. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

273. Lot of 10 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 4 but some are Grade-3 quality KM-10. 142.1 grams total. Heavily corroded in general, but with recognizable crosses and/or shields, one with upper half of shield transposed. With Fisher certificates #168048, 168080, 168088, 168096, 168104, 168112, 168120, 128128, 168136 and 168152. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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Potosí 4R

274. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd 277. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL period, “Great Module”), Grade 1.

(curved leg), Grade 1. S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 12.5 grams. Good full shield and cross despite light corrosion, full assayer, nicely toned. With Fisher insert-card #158618 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

S-P6; KM-4.2; CT-315 (under

Exceptionally broad and round flan per the type, with choice full shield and bold P-B, full but doubled cross, much legend, nicely toned and with only very light corrosion here and there. With Fisher certificate #175057. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Lima). 13.0 grams.

278. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer RL (curved leg), Grade 1.

S-P15; KM-9; CT-244. 13.1 grams.

Bold full

275. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled), full P-R, bold king’s period), Grade 1.

S-P10; KM-4.2; CT-342. 12.9 grams. Typically very shiny but no corrosion to speak of, full but doubled shield and cross, edge-split. With Fisher insert-card #96A-15043 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

ordinal III, minimal corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #191788 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

279. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 1. S-P17; KM-9; CT-243. 12.0 grams. Solid flan but with surface

276. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th corrosion, still with bold assayer and full shield and cross, typically period), borders of x’s, Grade 1. S-P14; KM-4.3; CT-241 (under Philip

silvery. With Fisher insert-card #215596 (no certificate). Estimate: $350$500.

Full but partially flat shield and cross, minimal corrosion, lightly toned. With Fisher certificate #162798. Estimate: $700-$1,000. III). 12.9 grams.

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280. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (16)17(M), Grade 2 281. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1)618PAL, very rare, (estimated). S-P19; KM-9; CT-245. 11.6 grams. Crudely preserved (early

Grade 1. S-P20; KM-9. 13.5 grams. Full and bold assayer to left of full

find) but with full shield and cross and bold 7 of date. Registered as Fisher #A84-039 (no certificate). Estimate: $250-$375.

shield, good full cross with bottoms of digits of date visible, crude edge (as made) but virtually no corrosion, starting to tone in centers. With Fisher certificate #267202. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

282. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-9. 11.0 grams. Overly shiny (as usual) and somewhat uneven in thickness (as made) with areas of corrosion and flatness, still with clear mintmark, full shield and cross, and even a partial date. With Fisher certificate #94A-6884. Estimate: $250-$375.

283. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-9. 13.1 grams. Round flan with good full cross and shield (off-center), no corrosion but some flat spots. With Fisher insert-card #190903 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500. 284. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. KM-9. 13.1 grams. Very bold and choice full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled), virtually corrosion-free, with contrasting toning in crevices. With Fisher insert-card #209856 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

285. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. KM-9. 12.0 grams. Full shield and cross, some flat areas but only very light corrosion, full denomination O-IIII. With Fisher insert-card #188785 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

286. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade-1 quality but Grade 3 on the certificate. KM-9. 12.6 grams. Solid and virtually corrosion-free specimen (its certified Grade inexplicable), with choice bold and full shield and cross, toned on

fields. With original Fisher certificate #170694. Estimate: $300-$450.

287. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. KM-9. 11.0 grams. Full shield and cross despite flatness and light corrosion, not so shiny as most. With Fisher certificate #246487. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Potosí 4R group lots 288. Lot of 4 silver cob 4R (one Mexico and three Potosí), Philip III, assayers not visible, Grades 3 and 4. 37.7 grams total. Moderate to heavy corrosion but decent shields and crosses. With Fisher insert-cards #105945, 133838, 189738 and 192952 (no certificates). Estimate: $500-$750.

289. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), all Grade 1. KM-9. 59.7 grams total. Good full shields and crosses, solid coins with little or no corrosion overall. With Fisher and Sinclair certificates #125611, 144951, 146660, 147226 and 213221. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. 290. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayers M or not visible, Grade 2. KM-9. 61.3 grams total. Solid coins with light corrosion only, full shields and crosses, 3 with transposed quadrants. With Fisher insert-cards #131402, 144975, 160659, 183279 and 203941 (no certificates). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Potosí 2R

295. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 291. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period), borders of x’s, Grade 1.

S-P14; KM-3.4; CT-unlisted. 6.2 grams. Broad flan with good full shield and cross (both slightly

period, “Lima style”), Grade 1. S-P4; KM-3.2; CT-unlisted. 6.2 grams.

doubled), full P-B and much obverse legend, no corrosion, toned in crevices. With Fisher insert-card #135315 (no certificate). Estimate: $450$675.

Typically round and well detailed, with good full shield and cross, tiny P-B, no corrosion but peripherally flat, with edge-split. With Fisher insert-card #132467 (no certificate). Estimate: $500-$750.

296. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer RL

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

(curved leg), Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 on the certificate.

period, “Lima style”), Grade 1. S-P4; KM-3.2; CT-unlisted. 6.6 grams.

S-P15; KM-8; CT-355. 6.6 grams. Full cross and crown and shield (slightly doubled), bold king’s ordinal III, no corrosion. With Fisher certificate #143341. Estimate: $400-$600.

Choice broad flan, perfectly round, with great full cross and shield (the latter slightly doubled), clear P-B and much legend, minimal corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #132461 (no certificate). Estimate: $500-$750.

297. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer C,

293. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer A,

rare, Grade 2. S-P16; KM-8. 4.6 grams. Thin from corrosion but with

Grade-1 quality but Grade 2 on the certificate. S-P11; KM-3.2;

very bold full cross and nearly full shield with bold C to left that was either punched over or modified from a Q, toned fields. With Fisher certificate #133173. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-508. 6.2 grams. Rare as from this wreck, with bold full P-A to left of

full but doubled shield, good full cross on the reverse, all well detailed and corrosion-free except for one peripheral area on both sides, also nicely toned. With Fisher certificate #177276. Estimate: $600-$900.

294. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th 298. Potosí, Bolivia, cob period), borders of x’s, Grade 1. S-P14; KM-3.4; CT-

2 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 2+. KM-

unlisted. 6.6 grams. Good full shield with bold P-B and very full and bold HISPANIARVM with backwards S, full but partially weak cross, prominent borders of x’s, no corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #132422 (no certificate). Estimate: $450-$675.

8. 6.5 grams.

Full shield with clear P-M, full but off-center cross, minimal corrosion (really better than Grade 2). With Fisher insert-card #131728 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

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303. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-8. 6.5 grams. Bold full shield

and cross, full P-T and denomination Z, no corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #150647 (no certificate). Estimate: $400$600.

299. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1618), assayers PAL to left and T to right, very rare, choice Grade 1. S-P21; KM-8. 6.6 grams. A bold, corrosion-free beauty with excellent (but slightly off-

center) full cross and shield, clear PAL to left and bold oT to right, full king’s ordinal III in legend, lovely toning, just lacking a visible date (which is known anyway). With Fisher certificate #94A-10021. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

304. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. KM-8. 6.3 grams. Full but doubled shield and cross, light corrosion, typically silvery. With Fisher insert-card #132922 (no certificate). Estimate: $350-$500.

300. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (style of 1618), Grade 1. KM-8. 6.5 grams. Curious shape (as made) and very well preserved, with choice full shield and cross, bold denomination oZ, no toning but also no corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #150038. Estimate: $400-$600.

301. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 16(2)0T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-8. 6.3 grams. Bold

full shield and cross, clear 16 and 0 of date but lacking any space for the 2, minimal corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #191062 (no certificate). Estimate: $400-$600.

302. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-8. 6.0 grams. Oblong flan with good full shield

305. Lot of 5 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III,

and cross, clear P-T, minimal corrosion. With Fisher insert-card #132137 (no certificate). Estimate: $400-$600.

various assayers (where visible), all Grade 1. KM-8. 29.3 grams total. Mostly uncorroded, with generally full shields and/or crosses. With Fisher tags and Sinclair certificates #125769, 127149, 127593, 220685 and 220943. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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Cartagena 2R

306. Cartagena, Colombia, cob 2 reales, (1622), no assayer (mintmark SF to left), Grade 2+, extremely rare, ex-Las Vegas auction (plate coin). S-C1; KM-A6.1; CT-316. 6.4 grams. Even though all you can see on this coin is the shield and cross (which are both choice, bold, full and well centered), that is enough to confirm this coin was made from the same obverse die as the famous Cartagena 2 escudos of 1622, the first gold coin struck in the Americas. In fact all known examples of this 2 reales (12 pieces only, all struck from the same dies) come from the Atocha. While this specimen does not have the date or mintmark visible, it is very solid, with only minor surface corrosion, and has the added bonus of a pedigree to one of the very first auctions of Atocha material in 1987. No certificate or tag, but pedigreed to the Butterfield (Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas) auction of September 26, 1987, in which it sold for $15,000 + buyer’s fee on an estimate of $18,000-$22,000 (and plated in the catalog). Estimate: $1,500-up.

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

307. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not 308. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. KM-10. 25.6

quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2.

grams. Bold full shield and cross, peripheral corrosion only, spotty

Bold full shield and (P)•M, with Fisher number penned on top of “white-out” at bottom, the cross also full but half corroded, with just enough legend to confirm this is the type without date, nicely toned. With Fisher insert-card #8274 (no certificate). Estimate: $250$375.

toning, overall much better than average quality for this wreck. With Fisher insert-card #7564 (no certificate). Estimate: $300-$450.

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KM-10. 22.5 grams.


309. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia (2) and Mexico City, Mexico 310. Lot of 6 cob 2 reales of Potosí, Bolivia (4) and Mexico

(1), cob 8 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grades 3 (two) and 4 (one). KM-10. 50.4 grams total. Moderately

City, Mexico (2), Grade 4. 23.2 grams total. Moderately to heavily corroded but with recognizable shields and crosses. With Fisher photocertificates #2624, 2626, 5614, 9553, 11199 and 11200. Estimate: $600$900.

to heavily corroded but with recognizable shields and crosses. With Fisher photo-certificates #2071, 2688 and 8997. Estimate: $500-$750.

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

311. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)09A, Grade 2, 312. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1610F, Grade 1, rare.

S-M16; KM-44.3; CT-90. Very bold 9 of date and full and clear assayer A, full but partially weak shield, the cross also full but moderately corroded, no toning. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974063010, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $300-$450.

rare.

Excellent strike with full shield below crown, bold oMF, fairly clear date and king’s ordinal III, choice full cross-and-tressure, just with all surfaces a bit “dusty” and lacking contrast. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974063026, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

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S-M17; KM-44.3; CT-101.


313. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, (1)6(??)F, Grade 1. KM-44.3. Deeply toned and corrosion-free, with full cross and shield and oMF, but crudely struck, with lots of flatness and a prominent edge-split. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1973506008, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400$600.

316. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)20D, Grade 1. Bold date, good full shield and cross, crude peripheries (flatness and corrosion). Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1973524047, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600. S-M18; KM-44.3; CT-117.

314. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1611D/F (error date, struck ca. 1618), Grade 1, rare. S-M18; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted.

317. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1620D, Grade 1. SM18; KM-44.3; CT-117. Spectacular full cross, good full shield, bold oMD,

nearly full date, solid and corrosion-free. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974063001, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

Interesting coin with brassy color in places, the crown and shield and cross incredibly full and bold, clear oMD/F and final digit 1, also with stripped hole at one end of cross (used as jewelry in its own time!), no corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974063011, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

318. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)620D, Grade 2.

315. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (ca. 1618)D/F, Grade 1.

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

bold date, full oMD and shield and cross despite very light surface corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974038032, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250-$375.

Very thick and solid flan (no corrosion) with bold oMD/F, good full shield and cross, most of crown and denomination, lightly toned. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1973918011, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400$600. S-M18; KM-44.3.

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319. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)21/0(D), Grade 320. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 161(?)F, Grade 1. 2.

S-M17; KM-37.2. Bold oMF and 16 of date, good full cross and shield, light toning on fields, minimal corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974039015, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

Bold 21 of date, nice full shield, full but corroded cross, spots of toning. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1973967038, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250-$375. S-M18; KM-44.3; CT-118.

321. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 161(?)F, Grade 1. S-M17; KM-37.2. Choice full cross and shield, full oMF and partial date, corrosion-free but somewhat silvery, with edge-split. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056042, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600. 322. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 161(?)F, Grade 1. S-M17; KM-37.2. Deeply toned all over, with bold mintmark, full shield and cross, partial date, light corrosion at edge only. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974035035, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600. 323. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620D, Grade 1. S-M18; KM-37.2; CT-237. Bold denomination 4 and mintmark oM, clear date, good full shield and cross, minimal corrosion, patchy toning. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974035036, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

324. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)6(17)M, date at 7 325. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)617(M), Grade 2. o’clock, Grade 1. S-P19; KM-10; CT-129. Full shield and cross, clear

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P19; KM-10; CT-129. Choice full crown, full but doubled shield and cross, bold date, silvery, with light surface corrosion only. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056022, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250-$375.

P-M and 6 of date in unusual location, most of crown, low contrast but not much corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056027, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400$600.

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326. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)18T, Grade 2. S-P21; 329. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 162(?)T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10. Bold date, full but doubled cross and shield, toned but corroded

KM-10. Bold full shield and cross, bold 16 of date, clear assayer and denomination, no corrosion, patchy toning. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056020, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

and with fine edge-splits. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056031, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250$375.

327. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)619(T), Grade 1. S-P21; 330. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (162)0T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; CT-133. Solid

and uncorroded specimen with good full cross, full date, nearly full shield, lightly toned. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056007, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

KM-9; CT-248. Toned and lightly corroded, good full shield, most of cross, bold full 0 of date. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974056005, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250$375.

328. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)19(T), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; CT-134. Bold full shield and cross, clear 19 of date, “dusty” appearance from light surface corrosion (and one large pit). Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1976479050, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250$375.

331. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, (1)599B, Grade 1, rare. CT168. Choice full shield and cross

(very well detailed), clear date at top of cross, corrosion-free and lightly toned, edge-split. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974055020, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

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332. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1599C, Grade 1, rare. CT-

334. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1622(D), Grade 2. CT-594.

Well-detailed full cross and shield, bold 99 of date, clear oT-C, light surface corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974055035, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400$600.

Very bold full date above bold upper half of cross-lions-castles, full but “washed out” shield (due to surface corrosion), several small stressfractures. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974055019, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250-$375.

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335. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1612B, Grade 1. CT-268. Broad 333. Seville, Spain, cob 8 reales, 1619 rendered as “916” flan with small (2R-sized?) shield flanked by clear S-B and IIII, good full cross-and-tressure with bold date above, light toning and surface corrosion. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974055003, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $400-$600.

(unique error), assayer G, Grade 2. CT-unlisted. Clear error date at 11 o’clock, also unlisted date for this assayer, which is clear below the mintmark S to left of shield, somewhat corroded but solid. Encapsulated by NGC and with Arqueonautas certificate #1974055033, with wooden presentation box. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

336. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1611. KM-15.1. 27.2 grams. Bold date, much legend, no corrosion (Fine details),

337. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder,

lightly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #263, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

1615. KM-14.1. 25.1 grams. Bold lions (on obverse and in shield on reverse), minimal corrosion, very lightly toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with lot-tag #298, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

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338. Zeeland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1616. KM-16. 27.0 grams. Full date and other parts of the legends, fairly strong lion, no corrosion (VF details). Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #193, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

341. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617. KM-13. 27.3 grams. Extra

“fluffy” lion, nice XF details and corrosionfree but with contemporaneous test-marks on reverse. With generic certificate. Estimate: $70-$100.

339. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617. KM-12. 26.9 grams. Very bold date, patches of

toning, a few marks and flat areas but no corrosion (VF details). With certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

342. Holland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1623. Lustrous, well-defined AU details all over (no corrosion), enhanced by toning on fields, full date and legends, edgesplit. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #270, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-17. 26.8 grams.

340. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, 1617. KM-13. 26.9 grams. AU

details (even lustrous), with crisp lettering and inner details, no corrosion, edge-bump. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #269, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.

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343. Friesland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder, nodate type (1607).

KM-29. 27.1 grams. Very prominent lion due to contrasting toning, no corrosion (Fine details), full legends, a few contemporaneous marks. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with lot-tag #227, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100-$150.


344. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, half “lion” daalder, 1616, mintmark lily, scarce. KM-22.1. 13.1 grams. Nice full design all over (especially the lion and very bold date) and no corrosion (VF details), nicely toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #272, and with original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $100$150.

“Lucayan Beach wreck,” sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island 345. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. S-M18a; KM-38. 10.1 grams. Full cross and shield despite moderate corrosion, somewhat silvery. Estimate: $60-$90.

Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola 346. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1641P, full date, very rare. S-M19. 1.4 grams. Very bold and full date, full oMP, nearly full cross, nicely toned, edges truncated from corrosion. With certificate. Estimate: $150$225.

Lastdrager , sunk 1653 off the Shetland Isles, north of Scotland

347. Lot of 5 Emden, Germany (Holy Roman Empire), 28 stuber (2/3 thaler or 1 gulden), Matthias I and Ferdinand II and III (1612-57), all nice examples. KM-10.1, 10.2 and 16. 86.5 grams total. Darkly toned (uncleaned) but with all inner

details and most of legends visible including emperors’ names and mintmark EMB. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

350. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51E, no countermark 348. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 164(9)O, with crowned-

(rare). S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.3 grams. Good full shield and cross,

L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-506. 24.5 grams. Bold

bold king’s ordinal IIII, clear assayer (twice) and bottom half of date, very light surface corrosion but very clearly not countermarked. With photo-certificate #PL-128. Estimate: $175-$250.

details (full crown and shield and cross, all slightly doubled), full countermark, bold 164 of date, no corrosion, nicely toned. With photocertificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

351. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651E, no countermark (rare). S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 26.6 grams. Very attractive full cross and shield, 2 assayers, king’s ordinal IIII, bottom of digits of date, no corrosion, toning in crevices, contemporaneous marks on cross but decidedly not countermarked. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $175-$250.

349. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, with pentagonal crowned-1652 countermark on cross, very rare.

S-P35; KM-

19b; CT-509. 25.9 grams. Huge

flan with full shield and cross, the latter with bold half of the distinctive countermark (Janson-Type U, 5-10 known), clear assayer, full date and much legend, no corrosion but some flat areas and slightly doubled all over, with several small edgesplits. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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352. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51E, with crowned•F• countermark on shield. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 25.1 grams. Bold full countermark, 2 clear assayers, king’s ordinal IIII, good full shield, also full but weak cross and 51 of date, light corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250.

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353. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1651-2)E, crowned-(?) countermark on cross. S-P36; KM-17b. 7.2 grams. Odd-shaped flan, thin from corrosion but with good details enhanced by toning, off-center shield with clear assayer and king’s name to right, full cross with last digit of date and bold (but incomplete) countermark. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with lot-tag #312, and with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100$150. 354. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer T (1630s-40s), rare. KM-14a. 5.7 grams. Choice, uncorroded specimen with bold shield and cross, bold mintmark, some flat areas but nice toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 355. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (1650-1)O, rare. S-P35; KM-14b. 3.9 grams. Great full cross and shield (both very well detailed), full •P•O•, some bold legend, lightly corroded, nicely toned. Estimate: $200-$300. 356. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1)651E, very rare. S-P36; KM-12b; CT-1048. 2.6 grams. Very well-detailed full shield flanked by 2 assayers, good full cross with clear date, no corrosion, attractively toned. Estimate: $350-$500.

1652 transitionals

357. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E, transitional Type VIII/B variant with unique motto as PLV-SVLT-RA, 1PH-6 at top, plate coin in Janson. Janson-18.8.4; S-P37; KM-A20.8;

358. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E transitional Type III (post-transitional), 1-PH-6 at top, very rare and choice. Bold and well-detailed pillars-and-waves with fat pillars, full cross-lions-castles, 2 dates and assayers, 3 mintmarks, no corrosion but some peripheral flatness, nicely toned, edge-split. Curiously, when Torrey McLean first enumerated the transitional Types in 1994, specimens of this Type were unknown and called “hypothetical” by him. The Capitana wreck brought at least 4 specimens to light, but it should still be considered very rare. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000. Janson-19.2.3.; S-P37a; KM-18; CT-735. 13.3 grams.

This unique discovery coin apparently went unnoticed in 1999 when it was sold in Ponterio, but now it appears as #18.8.4 in the Janson reference (an exceptionally complete study for transitionals), which demonstrates that while the rest of the coin conforms to the common post-transitional style of cross and pillarsand-waves, the motto on this coin is split unlike any other, with SVLT in the middle section. There is some surface corrosion, but the strike is bold, making for good full pillars-and-waves and full cross, 2 dates and assayers and mintmarks, lightly toned. An essential coin for the advanced 1652 transitional researcher, or for the Potosí 8R collector who has everything else! With original certificate from the salvagers, and pedigreed to the Ponterio sale of April, 1999 (lot #318) and plate coin in Janson’s La Moneda Circulante en el Territorio Argentino (2010). Estimate: $500-up. CT-433. 23.9 grams.

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359. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1652E transitional Type IV (post-transitional), H between pillars at top, rare. JansonChoice full pillars-and-waves with very bold full date in legend below and clear H in top-middle where the denomination should appear, also nice full cross with bold assayer and third mintmark, attractively toned, some flat spots but no corrosion. Estimate: $500-$750. 360. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1652E transitional Type II, rare. S-P37; KM-B13.2; CT-unlisted. 3.8 grams. F-I-IIII at top and E-I-E on bottom, IAP5 and IOE2 on shield side, 2 full crowns, full shield and pillars-and-waves, 2 of date in legend, no corrosion (even overweight), patchy toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 361. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1652)E transitional Type V. S-P37; KM-unlisted; CT-1050. 4.3 grams. Attractively toned and corrosionfree, with full pillars-and-waves displaying P-I-IIII at top and E-•-E on bottom, full cross on other side with additional mintmark and assayer, rare from this wreck. Estimate: $150-$225. 20.2.3.; S-P37a; KM-16. 6.6 grams.

Pillars-and-waves

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364. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-740.

Thin from corrosion but with superb bold details all over, including full cross and pillars-and-waves, with all 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers in evidence, contrastingly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

9.6 grams. Bold, full and well-centered pillars, also nicely centered full

363. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E, retrograde-4

365. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1653E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-740.

denomination.

12.4 grams. Thick and solid flan (no corrosion) with bold date above full waves, nearly full cross, flat peripheries, nicely toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

362. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 19.2 grams.

cross, 3 assayers and dates, attractively toned, just a bit corroded all over. Estimate: $350-$500.

Janson-24.1.3.; S-P37a; KM-18; CT-741. 10.7 grams.

Squarish flan with bold date, one full pillar, good full waves, full POTOSI, nearly full cross, nicely toned but lightly corroded. Estimate: $350-$500.

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366. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 9.9 grams. Bold pillars, full cross, 2 bold dates, some corrosion and flatness but fairly solid overall and with contrasting toning. Estimate: $275-$400. 367. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-742. 11.3 grams. Roundish flan with full and well-centered pillars-and-waves, full but off-center cross, 2 dates and assayers and mintmarks, minimal corrosion. With original SubAmerica certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 368. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-898. 5.3 grams. Broad flan with bold date in legend, full pillarsand-waves with clear 2nd date, good full cross and crown, nicely toned, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $200$300. 369. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, •PH• at top. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1053. 3.5 grams. Good full pillarsand-waves and cross, very light surface corrosion but nicely toned, scarce as from this wreck. Estimate: $175-$250.

Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

370. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)50O, with crowned•F• countermark on shield. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 17.8 grams. Nice full shield and cross despite moderate corrosion, full countermark, 2 assayers, bold 0 of date, deeply toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

371. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)51E, with rare crownalone countermark on cross, choice. S-P36; KM-19b; CT-511. 27.2 grams. Superb specimen, totally uncorroded, with well-detailed full

shield and cross, 2 assayers, king’s ordinal IIII, and (best of all) nearly full countermark with crown that looks like a jester’s cap (JansonType E, 5-10 known), richly toned all over, even with parts of edge as sharp as the day this coin was made. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

372. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top. SP37a; KM-21; CT-437. 22.1 grams. Full waves and one bold full pillar, the cross lightly corroded and messily doubled, still with full king’s name, 3 mintmarks and assayers, toned on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

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373. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 25.3 grams. Bold full pillars, nearly full cross, no corrosion (very solid)

but some flat spots as made, 3 assayers, parts of all 3 dates, toned on fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

Vergulde Draeck (“Gilt Dragon”), sunk in 1656 off Western Australia 374. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible.

KM-38. 12.8 grams. Bold full shield and cross but no peripheral details, corrosion-free and nicely brown-toned in crevices, as is typical for this wreck, accompanied by all official paperwork that is required to resell coins from this wreck. With original Western Australian Museum certificate #3783 and Status International lot-card #5515 from 2005. Estimate: $175-$250.

“Jupiter wreck” (San Miguel el Arcángel), sunk 1659 off the east coast of Florida 375. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top, with original Florida Division of Historical Resources plastic tag. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 25.4 grams. Solid coin with full cross-lionscastles and pillars-and-waves, minimal corrosion, no toning, small edge-split. With original certificate hand-signed by Lou Ullian and David Horner, and with original plastic tag #19,020 from the State of Florida. Estimate: $150-$225.

Unidentified ca.-1667 wreck off Sicily 376. Fosdinovo, Italian States, luigino, 1667-A, portrait of Maria Maddalena, scarce brockage error. Varesi-46; KM-unlisted. 2.1 grams. Typically well-detailed and well-preserved specimen (no corrosion, XF details) with nice toning, but this specimen quite unusual in displaying the reverse impression of the fleurs side on the bust side (known as a “brockage”), first we have seen. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor, Spain

377. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1663E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-755. 378. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-

13.8 grams. Bold date above full waves, nearly full cross, 3 mintmarks,

495. 13.9 grams. Full and well-centered pillars with well-detailed crown above, full but partially flat cross-lions-castles, no corrosion, nicely toned. With Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $175-$250.

no corrosion but much flatness, contrasting toning around details, hairline edge-splits, scarce date that was missing in Sellschopp. With Sedwick certificate from 2005. Estimate: $175-$250.

Unidentified 1600s wreck in the English Channel 379. Ireland, copper halfpenny token, Co. Dublin, Mic Wilson (1672). BW-416. 3.3 grams. Brassy color under dark brown toning, with clear legends MIC WILSON OF DVBLIN / HIS HALFPENNY around arms / horse-and-rider, very well preserved and quite unusual as from a shipwreck. Estimate: $70-$100.

Consolación, sunk in 1681 off Isla de Muerto, Ecuador Lima “star” 380. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type, very rare, plate coin in Seliger book. S-L5; KM-17; CTFull and clear L*M / 1659 between pillars, nearly full cross, thin from corrosion and flat in the peripheries but nicely toned and one of very few 4R available from this unauthorized striking. Plate coin on page 101 of Isla el Muerto and the Treasures of the Consolación (2nd edition), by William Gene Seliger (2008). Estimate: $700-$1,000. 661. 5.0 grams.

Potosí shield-type

381. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer not visible (1620s-1640s). 2.6 grams. Good full cross, most of shield (oversized),

(1620s-1640s). 2.5 grams. Nearly full cross and shield, the latter

no corrosion, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120027. Estimate: $60-$90.

slightly doubled, steel-gray toning, no corrosion. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M120028. Estimate: $60-$90.

382. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer not visible

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Potosí pillars-and-waves

386. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

352. 18.9 grams. Bold full cross, full but corroded pillars, all 3 dates and

383. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1665E, encapsulated mintmarks, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120011. PNCS Grade 4. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-454. Moderately corroded but with

Estimate: $125-$200.

fairly clear cross above date and assayer within pillars. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M110293. Estimate: $100-$150.

387. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679/8C/E, very rare. SChoice full pillars with 2 bold mintmarks and assayers, the upper-right of which clearly shows traces of under-assayer E, the date weaker but certain, the cross also bold with P to left and 79 date (no overdate) below, thin from corrosion but nicely toned. With Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. P38; KM-unlisted; CT-356. 17.6 grams.

384. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 166(?)E. 18.5 grams. Good full crown and cross, full pillars above bold waves, typically thin from corrosive wear. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M003618. Estimate: $100-$150.

385. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

Full cross, full crown and pillars, light corrosion and flatness, edge-split, 3 mintmarks, 2 dates, lightly toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120010. Estimate: $125-$200. 345. 18.7 grams.

388. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 19.6 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves with clear date, full cross with

second date below, some corrosion but still solid, toned in crevices. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with lot-tag #367, and with original certificate #M007045 from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

389. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1679/8C/E, very rare. SFull pillars-and-waves with two clear assayers showing the rare C/E, bold date (without overdate) below cross, moderately corroded all over but nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120012. Estimate: $150-$225. P38; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 8.1 grams.

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397. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1064.

390. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-24; CT-

2.5 grams. Corrosion-free and attractively toned, with nearly full cross,

595. 4.5 grams. One full pillar and bold date above waves, some flatness

off-center pillars, 3 dates, one peripheral flat area. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120020. Estimate: $60-$90.

but also thin from corrosion. With Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

398. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1064.

391. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1656E, pomegranate at

2.1 grams. Bold date next to one full pillar with partial second date in

top. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1056. 2.4 grams. Bold pillars (especially the tops),

legend, full cross with bold king’s ordinal IIII in legend, no visible corrosion but thin and flat in spots, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120022. Estimate: $60-$90.

full but corroded cross, 2 dates, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photocertificate #M120016. Estimate: $60-$90.

399. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 2.0 grams. Good cross, one full pillar, well centered but somewhat

392. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1060. flat, minimal corrosion, good toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate

3.1 grams. Odd shape, full pillars, off-center cross, 3 assayers, no

#M120014. Estimate: $60-$90.

corrosion but lots of flatness due to uneven flan, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120021. Estimate: $60-$90.

400. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-704. 2.6 grams. Bold date above waves, well-centered cross, flat peripheries

393. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1660E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1060. but minimal corrosion, deeply toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate 2.1 grams. Good full pillars and cross, 2 clear dates, minimal corrosion,

#M120013. Estimate: $60-$90.

nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120015. Estimate: $60-$90.

401. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-705. 2.8 grams. Very crude flan with ragged edges (as made), full pillars-

394. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1062. and-waves, full crown above cross, no corrosion, lightly toned. With

3.5 grams. Broad flan with irregular edge (as made), bold full pillars

ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120018. Estimate: $60-$90.

with clear date, full cross, king’s ordinal IIII, minimal corrosion, nicely toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $70-$100.

402. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 166(?)E.

3.1 grams. Choice

crown and tops of pillars, excellent full cross, minimal corrosion but

395. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1062. peripheral flatness, nicely toned. Curiously, the date between pillars 2.4 grams. Good full cross, full crown and pillars-and-waves, deeply

looks like 60/1 and the one below the cross appears to be just 6 followed by a blank space, so this could be a unique error. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120024. Estimate: $60-$90.

toned but lightly corroded all over. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120017. Estimate: $60-$90.

396. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1663E.

403. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real,

S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1063. 2.9

1670E.

S-P37b; KM-23; CT-706. 2.6 grams. Good inner detail (nice lion)

grams. Full cross and pillars, clear

date, light corrosion, nicely toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120023. Estimate: $60-$90.

despite peripheral flatness, minimal corrosion, good toning. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #M120019. Estimate: $60-$90.

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404. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-707. 3.0 grams. One full pillar and decent cross detail despite flatness, 2 dates, minimal corrosion, nice toning. With certificate. Estimate: $70$100.

405. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 1.3 grams. Thin and small from corrosion but with good details on

both sides, lightly toned. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

Spanish 1681 Fleet off Portobelo, Panama 406. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1654E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 21.2 grams. Good full cross, one full pillar, 2 dates, minimal corrosion

but some flatness and a bit silvery, rare provenance. Probably from the Chaperón wreck. Estimate: $200-$300.

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa 407. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8R, Charles II, assayers not visible, with different certificates. Worn and corroded coins as usual, but one more solid and darkly toned. Both with promotional certificates/holders, one wallet-style (Blanchard) and the other notebookstyle (Calhoun). Estimate: $100-$150. KM-46. 21.9 and 18.4 grams.

408. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, cobs (four 8R and one 4R), Charles II, assayer L or not visible, some interesting shapes. 94.6 grams total. Typically worn and corroded but with recognizable shields and crosses, lightly toned. With two original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa Spanish Netherlands

412. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint),

409. Brabant (Antwerp mint), Spanish Netherlands,

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1659. KM-72.2. 31.4 grams. Bold obverse legend (including date and mintmark), good portrait, weaker reverse, light corrosion only. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #449, and with original certificate from the salvager (Robertson) and copy of original auction catalog from 1975. Estimate: $175-$250.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1647. KM-72.1. 32.0 grams. Choice, uncorroded specimen (VF details) with bold legends (including date and mintmark), weaker bust due to typical concavity, lightly toned. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

410. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1648.

413. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1662. KM-50. 29.9 grams. Crudely dented edge and

Bold date and king’s name and ordinal, well-detailed portrait, lightly corroded reverse but still very solid, patchy dark toning. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-72.1. 30.9 grams.

moderately corroded reverse but decent portrait and better mint and date, patchy toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

411. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1654. KM-72.1. 30.6 grams. Very

414. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1664. KM-72.2. 29.3 grams. Super broad flan with full and bold legends, excellent portrait, minimal surface corrosion only, lightly toned fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

bold legends, weakly struck interiors, richly toned, minimal corrosion. With certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

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415. Lot of 3 Dutch silver minors (1623 riderschelling, 1605 roosschelling, and Holy Roman Empire arendschelling). 4.1, 3.6 and 2.5 grams. Interesting set of 3 different types of minors (both Spanish Netherlands and United Netherlands), each with most details visible despite light corrosion and/or flatness, mostly nicely toned. With original certificates, two from 1972 (Dodds). Estimate: $100-$150.

United Netherlands

416. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1662. 418. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, Superb specimen with no corrosion, nice toning and bold details all over, surely among the best known from this wreck. Estimate: $150-$225.

1670. KM-41.1. 32.3 grams. Super bold legends enhanced by contrasting

417. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1664. KM-46.1. 29.2 grams. Good full knight-on-horse (“rider”) and

419. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon,

KM-46.1. 32.2 grams.

toning, the interior details weaker (as made), no corrosion but small edge-nick. Estimate: $100-$150.

1672.

KM-46.1. 32.1 grams. Broad flan with choice full details (both legends and interiors), minimal corrosion, attractively toned, one of the best available from this wreck. Estimate: $150-$225.

some bold legend (especially the date) despite light corrosion all over, some toning, small test-mark on reverse below date. Estimate: $100$150.

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420. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1674. 421. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, KM-46.2. 32.3 grams. Crude strike and lightly corroded but with all details

1679.

KM-41.1. 31.9 grams. Low contrast (patchy toning) and some weak areas but technically high grade (even lustrous in places) and with all details clear, small edge-nick. With original (1972) certificate from the salvagers (Dodds). Estimate: $150-$225.

visible, also nicely toned, with part of edge removed before striking to adjust the weight. Estimate: $100-$150.

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

422. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1660E, unique “half-Royal.” S-P37a; KM-21; CT-448. 23.8 grams. Fascinating coin with pillars side struck from a Royal die (identical to Lázaro #161, with diagnostic ornaments in legend) but cross side struck from a normal die and on a planchet that is not quite round nor perfectly even in thickness, both sides with excellent detail (full cross and pillars-and-waves), some doubling and light surface corrosion, attractively toned on fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

423. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1670E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT345. 24.0 grams. Bold pillars and cross despite flatness and doubling, 2

bold dates and assayers, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $125-$200.

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424. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. S-P38; KM-26; CT-357. 26.7 grams. Deeply toned and corrosion-free (choice condition), with 3 dates and assayers, full pillars-and-waves and cross, just a bit double-struck. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225. 425. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1680V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-361. 26.2 grams. Good full cross with well-detailed lions, bold date between pillars, no corrosion but much flatness and one edge-split, lightly toned. Estimate: $125-$200. 426. London, England, shilling, Charles II (first bust), 1663, arms of Scotland and Ireland transposed. Spink-3371; KM-418.1. 5.0 grams. Clear details all over despite light corrosion and wear, light patchy toning. With World Treasure Books photo-certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia

429. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1687VR, rare provenance. One of very few cob 4R from this wreck, with clear 87 date twice due to double-strike on pillars side, the cross side weaker, with light to moderate surface corrosion all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

S-P40; KM-25; CT-515. 10.8 grams.

427. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayers not visible. KM-38. 19.8 grams total. Decent full crosses despite light corrosion, some toning, desirable provenance. Estimate: $250-$375.

430. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer E (1652-78). 2.2 grams. Small flan (probably clipped in its time, giving it the appearance of the Venezuelan “chipi-chipi” coinage of a century later!), still with nearly full cross and pillars, minimal corrosion, typically darkly toned. With original lot-tag #942 from the Christie’s auction of February 7, 1989. Estimate: $50-$75.

428. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, Charles II, assayer V (168493). KM-20. 2.6 grams. Broad flan

431. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1686VR. S-P40; KM-23; CT-725.

but with extensive flatness (minimal corrosion), typically darkly toned, with king’s name and 2 assayers the most prominent features. With original lot-tag #958 from the Christie’s auction of February 7, 1989. Estimate: $50-$75.

1.2 grams. Small flan (probably clipped in its time, giving it the appearance of the Venezuelan “chipi-chipi” coinage of a century later!), still with nearly full cross and pillars, minimal corrosion, typically darkly toned. With original lot-tag #954 from the Christie’s auction of February 7, 1989. Estimate: $50-$75.

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

432. Brabant (Brussels mint), Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1637. KM-72.2. 29.2 grams. Most details bold (especially the date and portrait) despite light corrosion and shininess (no toning), very solid overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

434. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711. Excellent AU details all over, lightly toned, with small area of light corrosion near part of edge only. Estimate: $150$225. KM-83.1. 32.1 grams.

433. Westfriesland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 435. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1711. 1659. KM-46.1. 30.6 grams. Excellent specimen with well-detailed full

KM-83.1. 31.4 grams. Most details bold (especially the legends) but with

knight-on-horse (“rider”), bold legends (including date), and nicely toned, just with a hint of surface corrosion all over. Pedigreed to the Bruce Prior Collection (our auction #1, lot #156, with original lot-tag). Estimate: $150-$225.

some light corrosion, attractively toned. With Carl Fismer certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida Mexico 436. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714(J). S-M22; KMBold date, nearly full and also bold shield and cross, no corrosion but much flatness as usual. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-398. Estimate: $150-$225. 47; CT-743. 23.6 grams.

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437. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (171)4(J).

S-M22;

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

KM-47; CT-743. 23.0 grams. Somewhat rectangular flan with decent cross,

not visible (J), mounted in 14K gold necklace-bezel. S-M22;

most of shield and crown, partial date, but otherwise flat, lightly toned, minimal corrosion. Estimate: $150-$225.

KM-47. 31.3 grams total. Squarish flan with choice full cross and shield (coin alignment, making for a somewhat reversible pendant), attractive toned and solid (nearly corrosion-free) but scratched on the surfaces in modern times. Estimate: $250-$375.

438. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1714J. S-M22; KM-47; Very thick flan, with bold oMJ and 71 of date, weak shield and cross (as made), no toning, minimal corrosion. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-70. Estimate: $125-$200. CT-743. 24.7 grams.

441. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-47. 24.5 grams. Strangely triangular flan with sharp point, good cross and shield, clear oMJ, peripheral flatness but virtually no corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #KF174-03. Estimate: $110$185.

439. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)14(J).

S-M22;

Oblong flan with bold 1 of date and o of mintmark, full cross and most of shield, lightly corroded all over. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-16. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-47; CT-743. 23.7 grams.

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

S-M22; KM-47. 26.6 grams. Good full cross (off-center) and crown and shield (flat on one side), no corrosion, some toning. Estimate: $100-$150.

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443. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. S-M22; KM-47. 25.8 grams. Interesting shape (sort of an elongated octagon), with off-center obverse showing bold king’s name and ordinal, full but partially flat cross, no corrosion. Estimate: $100$150.

444. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-47. 26.5 grams. Solid and uncorroded but somewhat weakly struck, decent cross, deeply toned. With original Real Eight Co. photo-certificate hand-signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $125-$200.

445. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-47. 26.1 grams. Bold denomination •8• to right of nearly full shield, good full cross, some flatness but no corrosion, lightly toned. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-36. Estimate: $100-$150.

446. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-47. 63.6 grams total. One solid but mostly flat, one with good shield and cross but corroded, and the last small from wear and corrosion but nicely toned and bold. Estimate: $150-$225.

447. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. Solid coins with light surface corrosion only, typically crude strikes but decent crosses anyway. Estimate: $150$225. KM-47. 72.6 grams total.

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448. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. KM-47. 66.2 grams total. Light to moderate corrosion, crude strikes but clear crosses on all and 2 with good shields too. Estimate: $150$225.

449. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J (where visible). KM-47. 132.1 grams total. Three dark (uncleaned) and the other 3 silvery, all with nearly full shields and crosses despite light surface corrosion, one with full oMJ. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984. Estimate: $400-$600.

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450. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (17)14(J).

S-M22;

KM-40; CT-1019. 12.7 grams. Bold date, top of

shield and most of cross (the rest flat), lightly toned and corrosion-free, polished. Estimate: $125-$200.

453. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-40. 12.0 grams. Silvery but minimally corroded, with good full cross, full crown above partial shield. With original Fisher certificate #KF554-04. Estimate: $60-$90.

454. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer 451. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-40. 9.8 grams. Good cross and shield despite not visible (J), mounted in 14K necklace-bezel, with Kip Wagner certificate. S-M22; KM-40. 17.8 grams. Good full cross and

peripheral flatness and light corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #KF200106. Estimate: $60-$90.

shield, bold denomination •4•, lightly toned, no corrosion. With original Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Kip Wagner. Estimate: $250-$375.

455. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-40. 10.5 grams. Good full cross, nearly full but corroded shield, patchy toning. With original Fisher certificate #KF200105. Estimate: $60-$90.

452. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, framed with Cobb Coin Co. certificate. KM-40. 13-1/2" x 10-1/2" overall. Solid coin with nearly full cross, lightly toned,

the other side pasted to its original certificate, professionally matted and framed. With Cobb Coin Co. certificate #154127 and custom framed. Estimate: $80-$120.

456. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J). S-M22; KM-40. 11.7 grams. Curious shape, nearly full cross and well-detailed shield, denomination 4, light surface corrosion. With original Fisher certificate #KF200103. Estimate: $60-$90.

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458. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible (J), with original salvage tag. S-M22; KM-35. 5.3 grams. Bold cross, most of shield, minimal corrosion but much flatness. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #1113, with original plastic tag from the company. Estimate: $70-$100.

457. Large lot of 30 Mexico City, Mexico, silver cobs (4R, 2R, 1R and 1/2R), Charles II and Philip V, assayer J where visible, with original documents and color photo-slides from the 1984 division with Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation. Generally corroded but recognizable coins, the main attraction being the photo slides and division reports, which concerned finds from the Colored Beach site of the 1715 Fleet, with Richard MacAllister presiding, also interesting in that each coin is still in its original cardboard holder with number matching to the paper report (see online listing for full pictures). Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984. Estimate: $500$750.

459. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, (17)12(J), rare. S-M22; Bold date, most of crown, decent cross, elongated shape with crude ends (as made), much flatness, light corrosion, silvery color. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-373. Estimate: $80-$120. KM-30; CT-1569. 2.1 grams.

460. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip V, assayer not visible. KM-30. 2.8 grams. Very cute coin with long, bulbous shape, bold full shield and cross, minimal corrosion. Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-368. Estimate: $60-$90.

461. Clump of over 100 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1R and 1/2R. 271.6 grams, roughly 2-1/2" x 2" x 2". A very densely packed clump of small coins, all very solid and attractively set off with white encrustation tinged with green, quite impressive and especially intriguing for the fact that, statistically speaking, it probably contains several rare fully dated coins! Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.

462. Small clump of 2 cob 1R (Mexico City, Mexico, and PotosĂ­, Bolivia, probably Philip V). 5.8 grams total. Two solid coins completely sandwiched together, showing shield side out on the Mexican cob and pillars side out on the PotosĂ­ cob, both lightly corroded and toned. Estimate: $50-$75.

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463. Small clump of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2R, one Charles II and the other unknown. 2.7 grams total. An offset sandwich with full monogram (scarce thus) on one side and offcenter cross on the other, no corrosion to speak of, good toning. Estimate: $50-$75.

Bolivia 464. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1708/7Y, unique overdate. S-P43a. 24.1 grams. Thick and chunky per the type, with double-struck pillars and corroded full cross (also some stress-cracks) but with 3 partial dates, including a bold 8/7 in the legend, the first 8R specimen of this overdate we have ever seen in 30 years of study! Pedigreed to the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation division of 1984, item #P-96. Estimate: $200-$300.

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724 off Porto Santo, Madeira Islands Cobs 465. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cobs (two 8R and one 4R) of Philip V, assayer J or not visible. 62.2 grams total. Solid but somewhat encrusted (and darkly toned) coins with recognizable shields and crosses, scarce provenance for cobs. With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

Spanish Netherlands

466. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV (young portrait), 1635.

KM-

Broad flan with bold full legends, clear but weaker inner details (good portrait), minimal corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $200-$300. 56.1. 28.4 grams.

467. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV (young portrait), 1636.

KM-

56.1. 30.3 grams. Choice specimen with excellent portrait, full and bold

legends, lightly toned and practically corrosion-free, just with light old scratch in front of face. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

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468. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), 471. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1637.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1640. KM-72.1. 29.0 grams. Decent

KM-72.1. 29.2 grams. Bold full legends but weaker inner details (as usual), minimal corrosion, contrasting toning. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $200-$300.

details despite light wear and corrosion, with curious brown encrustation in patches on both sides. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

469. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

472. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint),

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1637. KM-72.1. 30.8 grams. Smaller flan than usual, still with full legends, good portrait, very light corrosion, patchy toning, small edge-crack. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1640. KM-72.2. 32.0 grams. Excellent full legends and nice inner details, attractively toned and corrosionfree, but with old gouge in king’s cheek. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

473. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), 470. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1639. KM-72.1. 31.4 grams. Perfectly round flan with full legends (mostly bold), patchy dark toning, minimal corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150$225.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1648. KM-72.1. 31.3 grams. Very bold legends, patchy toning, minimal corrosion, with old punchmark on king’s shoulder. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

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474. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1649. KM-72.2. 31.3 grams. Very nice portrait and bold legends, the reverse lightly corroded, contrastingly toned. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

475. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1649. KM-72.1. 31.7 grams. Exceptionally bold full legends, slightly weak portrait, no corrosion but some spotty toning and small edge-splits. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

476. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1654. KM-72.1. 32.5 grams. Lustrous and high grade, with bold legends, lightly struck interiors (as usual), no corrosion, toned all over, with strange (old) gouge in edge. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

477. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1654. KM-72.2. 32.1 grams. Decent (albeit lightly struck) portrait, bold legends (especially the date), mostly toned, one small spot of encrustation but no corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

478. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1655.

KM-72.1. 30.0 grams. Broad flan with full legends (especially the date and mintmark), well-detailed portrait, spotty toning and light (localized) corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

479. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1657. KM-72.2. 28.8 grams. Deeply toned all over, with bold legends but weak portrait, light surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150$225.

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480. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1659.

482. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

Very bold legends, especially the date and mintmark, and decent interior details as well, lustrous and high grade, virtually corrosion-free, with small edge-nick. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150$225.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1664. KM-72.1. 31.3 grams. Solid and practically uncorroded but with patchy toning and some weak strike, tiny edge-split. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

481. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

483. Flanders, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoon,

KM-72.1. 32.0 grams.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1660.

KM-72.1. 31.5 grams.

Exceptionally bold obverse legend (especially the date), patchy toning, very light surface corrosion only. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

Philip IV, 1665. KM-50. 31.6 grams. Very sharp full legends and welldetailed portrait, light toning all over with dark spot of encrustation in shield, minimal corrosion, bump in edge. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

484. Lot of 3 Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoons of Philip IV, various dates (1637, 1649 and 1651). 91.3 grams. Generally excellent detail despite light surface corrosion. With 2 certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

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485. Lot of 3 Brabant, Spanish Netherlands, portrait ducatoons of Philip IV, various dates (1637, 1651 and 1652). 87.3 grams total. Decent details despite light corrosion and/or patchy

486. Lot of 3 Spanish Netherlands portrait ducatoons of

toning, the 1637 with part of edge slightly twisted. With 3 certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

Philip IV, various partial dates. 93.8 grams total. Nice detail (just without 100% readable dates), two with corrosion, the third uncorroded but with part of edge bent, nice mix of mints (Antwerp, Brussels and Flanders). With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

487. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

488. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1666, rare. KM-79.1. 31.9 grams. Choice portrait with three-dimensional head due to large gouge on other side, very bold legends and high grade (no corrosion), spotty toning, light test-cut and small bumps in edge. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1668, rare. KM-79.1. 30.8 grams. Bold legends (especially the date), patchy toning, light surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300$450.

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489. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1670, rare. KM-79.1. 30.8 grams. Exceptionally broad flan with full legends, decent inner detail, only light surface corrosion, faint toning, two edge-splits. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

490. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1673, rare. KM-79.1. 31.6 grams. Very nice portrait and bold legends, mostly darkly toned and corrosion-free, but with large (old) gouge near edge on reverse. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

492. Lot of 3 Spanish Netherlands portrait ducatoons of Albert-Isabel, Philip IV and Charles II (type set), various dates. 86.8 grams total. Desirable set of all three 17th-century reigns, each with some small damage (bends and corrosion) but clear details. With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

Please place absentee bids at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com (use the bid sheet at the end of this catalog for fax or mail bids) 491. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait ducatoon, Charles II, 1673, rare. KM-79.1. 31.4 grams. Bold legends (especially the date), patchy toning, minimal corrosion, part of edge bumped and slightly bent. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $300-$450.

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United Netherlands

493. Zeeland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1662. KM-41.1. 31.0 grams. Very bold legends and well-detailed “rider,” patchy

toning, very light surface corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

494. Utrecht, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1679. 495. Lot of 3 United Netherlands “rider” ducatoons, Corroded surfaces but solid overall, with welldetailed “rider” and bold legends, patchy toning. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-63. 29.2 grams.

various mints and dates (where visible). 84.1 grams total. Generally lightly corroded and worn (one with edge damage) but with fairly clear details, patchy toning. With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

496. Zeeland, United Netherlands, silver ducat, 1720. KM- 497. Overijssel, United Netherlands, 1 gulden, 1723. KM52.1. 21.6 grams. Bold date, some bold legend despite moderate surface

corrosion, patchy toning, scarce type for shipwreck salvage. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $125-$200.

Moderately to heavily corroded but with discernible date and mintmark, mostly darkly toned, very scarce type for shipwreck salvage. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $70-$100.

63.3. 6.6 grams.

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498. Lot of 4 Zeeland, United Netherlands, 2 stuivers, 1724. KM-59. 5.3 grams total. Thin but well-detailed coins with deep toning on lustrous surfaces, no corrosion except on one that is also broken in half. With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250$375.

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

499. Original promotional set in leather case consisting of two Dutch (Utrecht) gold ducats 1724, three Mexican cobs (two 8R and one 4R), two Dutch ducatoons (one portrait and one “rider”) and six Dutch 2 stuivers (Holland) 1724. 121/4" x 8-3/4" overall. This item is an original promotional case printed with “A Part of the Akerendam Treasure” on the top as from a Norwegian promotion in the 1970s designed to move along lower-end material, something we have seen many times over the years; but what is remarkable about this set is that it still has BOTH of the gold ducats (the most valuable coins in the set) present, whereas most sets have at least one of the ducats removed. Also, both ducats are frosty Mint State (one slightly bent), the cobs (one encrusted) and Dutch coins no worse than usual (albeit with one of the small 2 stuivers broken in half). Also unusually present here is the original brochure in Norwegian, which shows a picture of a set with exactly the coins seen here, including two ducats and a space between them. A slight musty smell adds to the nostalgia. In original promotional case from the 1970s, with certificates and brochures in Norwegian. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Mexico cobs

500. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. 47a; CT-764. 23.8 grams. Bold

S-M26; KM-

date and oMF (doubled), thick and solid flan despite moderate to heavy surface corrosion, silvery. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9931 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100.

501. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732F. S-M26; KM-47a; CT-764. 21.7 grams. Full date and mintmark, silvery and heavily corroded

surfaces (especially the cross) but still solid on the whole. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9933 from the salvagers. Estimate: $60-$90.

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502. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer F, with thick encrustation (uncleaned) and McKee certificate. S-M26; KM-47a. 21.8 grams. Sharply rectangular coin with moderate to heavy corrosion but thick encrustation at one end, full oMF, richly dark-toned all over from years of display at the museum. With Art McKee certificate (unsigned). Estimate: $175-$250.

503. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. 129.4 grams total. Heavily corroded specimens, some of them brightly polished, one with natural hole in center, all at least somewhat recognizable. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificates #9934-9939 from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

504. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer F (1730s), custom mounted in 14K necklace-bezel. 13.7 grams total. Bold mintmark, most of shield and cross that are conveniently aligned to make this pendant reversible, with light to moderate surface corrosion, toning in crevices. Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico pillars

505. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first date of series. KM-103; CT-774. 22.5 grams. Choice pillars side (bold AU details), but shield side heavily corroded (what a shame!), still nicely toned and great for one-sided display. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9929 from the salvagers. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

506. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first date of series.

KM-103; CT-774. 21.2 grams.

Moderately to heavily corroded all over but still with readable details, lightly toned. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9930 from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500.

507. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1733MF, scarce. KM-103. 21.7 grams. Nicely toned but moderately corroded, the shield side better than the pillars side. With Dick Holt certificate. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Bolivia cobs 508. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1718(?)Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT878. 19.8 grams. Full pillars but crudely struck and moderately corroded,

with patches of dark encrustation, scarce type for this provenance. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9932 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100.

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands Cobs 509. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1732F.

S-M26; KM-

40a; CT-1031. 12.4 grams. Rectangular flan with bold date and oMF, most

of cross, minimal corrosion, contrasting toning on fields. With original Terry Hiron certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

Spanish Netherlands

510. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint),

511. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Brussels mint),

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1653.

portrait ducatoon, Philip IV, 1659. KM-72.2. 32.2 grams. Good portrait, bold legends (especially the date), no corrosion, spotty toning. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 27-28, 2007, with lot-tag #769, and with generic certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

KM-72.1. 32.3 grams. Broad flan with bold legends, good portrait, no corrosion but slightly spotty toning. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 27-28, 2007, with lot-tag #768, and with generic certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

United Netherlands 512. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 1670. KM-41.1. 32.4 grams. Corrosion-free but unevenly struck, with parts of legends, bold, lightly toned all over. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #488, and with generic certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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513. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon, 514. Overijssel, United Netherlands, “rider” ducatoon,

1733.

KM-80. 31.8 grams. Sharp UNC details as usual but with light corrosion around rims only, typically attractively toned. With certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1734.

Bold and well-detailed knight-on-horse (“rider”), lustrous under deep toning, UNC details, no corrosion. With small certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-80. 32.4 grams.

Wendela, sunk in 1737 off the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland 515. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, (1)733MF.

S-

M28; KM-48; CT-768. 15.2 grams. Well struck as usual, with bold date, full

crown and shield and cross, oM and 8, king’s name, etc., but with light surface corrosion all over. The most important thing, however, is the provenance, a very rare wreck that yielded a variety (but not a quantity) of world coins. Pedigreed to the original Sotheby’s auction of November 8, 1973, lot #99, with photocopy of related pages from catalog. Estimate: $500-$750.

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England Cobs

516. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer 517. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)29R. S-M24; KMD, with large natural bubble-hole.

S-M23a; KM-47. 26.5 grams.

Solid and uncorroded coin with curiously large hole in center, bold assayer D, most of shield and cross, lightly toned. With original certificate from the salvagers and Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

47a; CT-754. 25.7 grams. Bold 9 of date, clear oMR, nearly full shield, nice full cross, slightly odd shape, minimal corrosion, good toning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

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518. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)729R. SSilvery but solid, with only light surface corrosion, full oMR and shield and cross, weak but certain date. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

M24; KM-47a; CT-754. 25.4 grams.

519. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. SM24; KM-47a; CT-755. 26.0 grams. Long,

thick, sharply 7-sided flan with bold oMR, nearly full shield, super full cross, no corrosion, some dark toning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225.

520. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible, interesting shapes. 76.8 grams total. Solid coins with no virtually no corrosion,

decent shields and crosses, one with spots of dark encrustation and bold denomination. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500.

521. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)729(R). S-M24; KM-40a; CT-1024. 13.0 grams. Good full shield and nearly full crown and cross, bold oM, no corrosion but somewhat ragged edge (as made). With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200. 522. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)729(R). S-M24; KM-40a; CT-1024. 13.5 grams. Good full cross, nearly full shield, minimal corrosion but patchy toning and encrustation. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

523. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-40a; CT1026. 13.2 grams. Thick, square flan with sharp edges, full date and mintmark,

good full cross, no corrosion, spotty toning. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

524. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. 40.3 grams total. Solid, corrosion-free coins with good

shields and crosses, toned on fields. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $325-$475.

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Klippes 525. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; Choice full flan, almost exactly squareshaped, with all details present, no corrosion, mostly nicely toned, very attractive. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $750$1,100. KM-48; CT-768. 26.6 grams.

Pillars

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

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

KM-103; CT-778. 26.5 grams. Lustrous and richly rainbow-toned all over,

KM-103; CT-779. 26.6 grams. Heavy dark toning in patches against silvery surfaces, no corrosion, AXF details. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

AU details, no corrosion, very lovely for a shipwreck coin. With Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

527. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 25.2 grams. Bold XF details, somewhat silvery but with

some dark patches, minimal surface corrosion on shield side only. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

529. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. Bold AU details, silvery but some nice toning, minimal surface corrosion near part of shield-side rim only. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-103; CT-779. 26.4 grams.

530. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735MF. Polished but starting to tone nicely, no corrosion, XF details. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-103; CT-779. 26.6 grams.

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

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

KM-103; CT-779. 26.3 grams. Bold XF+ details, no corrosion, once silvery

KM-103; CT-780. 26.7 grams.

but starting to tone. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

Choice AU details, completely corrosionfree, and very lustrous from polishing, now starting to re-tone. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

532. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-103; CT-780. 26.9 grams. Bold XF details, no corrosion, with patches

of brown encrustation here and there. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

535. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-103; CT-780. 26.8 grams. AU details with light toning here and there (much more natural than most from this wreck), parts of rims crude but 100% corrosion-free. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

533. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. Bold AU details, corrosion-free, brightly polished but starting to re-tone. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-103; CT-780. 26.8 grams.

536. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. KM-103; CT-780. 26.7 grams. AU details, brightly polished but retoning, off-center strike, slight trace of corrosion near edge. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

537. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1736MF. Nicely toned, AU details, faint hint of corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250$375. KM-103; CT-780. 26.5 grams.

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

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

KM-103; CT-781. 26.7 grams. Choice bold XF+ details, attractively toned,

KM-103; CT-781. 26.4 grams. Corrosion-free

no corrosion. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #535, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $300-$450.

AU details (very bold) but brightly polished, now starting to re-tone. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

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

KM-103; CT-781. 26.7 grams. UNC

details (much luster) but rather lowcontrast (no toning), off-center strike. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-103; CT-781. 26.1 grams. Bold AU details, highly lustrous due to polishing, hint of corrosion on shield side only. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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

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

Brightly polished (looks like chrome) but with bold AU details and no corrosion at all. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.2 grams. Lustrous and lightly toned (more natural than most from this wreck), crisp AU details, faint hint of corrosion on shield side only. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-103; CT-781. 26.3 grams.

544. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM-103; CT-783. 26.5 grams. Brightly polished but corrosion-free, with bold XF+ details. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

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545. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. Crisp AU details, somewhat silvery with spots of toning, slightly out-of-round (as made), no corrosion. With original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $250-$375.

KM-103; CT-783. 26.5 grams.

546. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. AXF details with very light surface corrosion, faint toning on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #3, with lot-tag #254, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-783. 25.2 grams.

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, east of Africa 547. PotosĂ­, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1697CH, rare. S-P41; KM26; CT-384. 25.0 grams. Choice full cross with bold mintmark P to left, CH assayer to right and 97 date below, full but doubled pillars-andwaves with 2 partial dates, light surface corrosion only, contrasting toning on fields. With tag from original marketer. Estimate: $350-$500.

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

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

549. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1738MF.

Lustrous and corrosion-free (AU details), also lightly rainbow-toned, slightly crude rims due to poor centering. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-94; CT-1054. 12.9 grams. Bold XF details, virtually no corrosion, lightly rainbow-toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-790. 26.7 grams.

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa 550. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1737(J). S-G1; KM-5. 12.4 grams. Solid specimen, with light, localized surface corrosion only, bold 173 of date, clear denomination 4, attractively toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #553, and with original promotional tag (red plastic). Estimate: $100-$150.

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

554. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1741MF.

Bold XF details, no corrosion, light adjustment marks on shield, darkly toned on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #559, and with original certificate. Estimate: $200$300.

KM-103; CT-791. 26.0 grams. Very bold strike, AU details but with light, localized surface corrosion, much less toning than most. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-781. 26.6 grams.

552. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. KM-103; CT-783. 26.1 grams. AU details but with light surface corrosion

on part of pillars side, very dark toning on fields. Estimate: $200$300.

553. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF. KM-103; CT-787. 26.2 grams. Choice AU details with some luster behind

patchy dark toning, no corrosion except for small area near shieldside rim. Estimate: $200-$300.

555. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF. UNC details with virtually no corrosion, lustrous fields, lightly toned. Estimate: $250-$375. KM-103; CT-793. 26.6 grams.

556. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF. KM-103; CT-793. 24.0 grams. Nice pillars (AU details) but corroded shield

side, very lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

557. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. KM-103; CT-795. 26.3 grams. Richly toned satin fields (typical), minimal corrosion, choice XF details. Estimate: $250-$375.

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558. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF.

560. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF.

KM-103; CT-795. 25.8 grams. Bold

KM-103; CT-797. 22.0 grams. Lightly corroded all over but with all details clear, the shield side nicely toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

XF details with typically toned, satin fields, small spots of peripheral corrosion only. Estimate: $250-$375.

561. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Philip V, 1738/ 559. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Attractively toned, bold AU details, but with light surface corrosion on bottom of pillars side. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-103; CT-795. 26.6 grams.

7MF, rare. KM-94; CT-1053. 7.3 grams. Bold date with clear 8/7 (R3 in Gilboy), lightly to moderately corroded and with part of edge slightly bent, darkly toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

Vlissingen, sunk in 1747 off Namibia, southwest Africa

562. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1744MF, very rare provenance.

KM-103; CT-797.

23.9 grams. Bold pillars side but corroded shield side,

darkly toned all over, but main value (arguably unlimited) is in the provenance, as this wreck is in the heart of the diamond-production coast of southwest Africa and has never been officially salvaged. While we have handled copper duits from this wreck in the past (see next lot), this is the first and only pillar dollar we have heard of. Estimate: $500-up.

563. Lot of 5 Zeeland, Dutch East India Co., copper duits, 1746, very rare provenance. KM-unlisted (cf. 81). 11.8 grams total. As with the previous lot, the provenance for these coins is priceless, as the coins found have been very few and are never available to collectors. The coins in this lot are all bold and only lightly corroded, a couple with small green spots. Estimate: $500-up.

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Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

564. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1748MF.

Bold XF details, minimal corrosion on pillars side only, darkly toned all over. With original (small) certificate #654. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-104.1; CT-323. 25.3 grams.

565. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1749MF. KM-104.1; CT-324. 26.0 grams. Bold XF+ details, no corrosion to speak of but a bit distractingly toned, off-center strike. With original (small) certificate #655. Estimate: $200-$300.

567. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1756MM. KM-104.2; CT-340. 26.4 grams. Choice, uncorroded XF+ with deep toning all over, very attractive. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lottag #571, and with original (small) certificate #688. Estimate: $300-$450.

568. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1757MM. KM-104.2; CT-342. 26.1 grams. Darkly toned all over but no corrosion, bold XF details. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #572, and with original (small) certificate #689. Estimate: $250-$375.

566. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1751MF. KM-104.1; CT-327. 26.3 grams. Darkly toned all over and with central weakness and adjustment marks but no corrosion at all (XF details). With original (small) certificate #659. Estimate: $200-$300.

569. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1758MM. KM-104.2; CT-343. 26.2 grams. XF+ details, no corrosion but very darkly toned, some luster. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #574. Estimate: $250-$375.

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570. Lot of 2 French ecus, Louis XV (Aix, 1737-&; Paris, 1751-A). KM486.27 and 512.1. 55.9 grams total. Solid but worn coins with very light corrosion and toning, the 1737 with old scratches. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

La Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 571. France (Bordeaux mint), ecu, 1731-K.

KM-486.11. 27.3 grams. Solid coin with bold legends, light corrosion, spots of toning.

With original (hand-signed) certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off South Africa 572. Swedish copper “plate money” 4 daler, Fredrik I, 1726. KM-PM74. 1774 grams, 9-1/2" x 9". Somewhat corroded, with the edges

a bit ragged, but with bold stamps that are just barely legible enough to see the king’s name, denomination and date, typical brown color with lighter “paste” in crevices. With certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans

573. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar minors: 2R, 574. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, pillar minors: 2R, Ferdinand VI, 1757M; and 1R, Charles III, 1769M. 7.9 grams

Ferdinand VI, 1757M; and 1R, Charles III, 1770M. 7.9 grams

total. Light corrosion, no toning, the 1R with better details than the

total. Light corrosion, the 1R with better details than the 2R (which is toned) but both with clear dates. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $90-$135.

2R but both with clear dates. With original certificates from the salvagers. Estimate: $90-$135.

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575. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. KM-106.2; CT-933. 22.7 grams. Moderate surface corrosion but solid and with all details clear and good toning, desirable with original certificate. With original certificate #54165 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100.

576. Lot of 5 Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF, encapsulated ANACS (VF 20 to 35). KM-106.2; CT933. Solid

coins with light to moderate corrosion, silvery surfaces, good details. Estimate: $300-$450.

577. Large clump of about 20 Spanish colonial bust 8 578. Large clump of over a dozen Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. 516 grams, roughly 3-1/2". Sort of a side-by-side “double stack� with two different tilts, the top coin on one stack exposed (dark) but the rest completely cocooned in tan and orange encrustation, a heavy and impressive display that probably contains some decent coins. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

reales in matrix. 489 grams, about 4". Basically a thick chunk of orange rock (impacted mud) with a fanned stack of coins sprouting from its top, the coins all cocooned in tan encrustation but evidently solid, also lightly draped with thin white worm-tubes. Estimate: $600$900.

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579. Clump of 3 Spanish colonial bust coins (two 8R and one 1/2R). 56.2 grams. An offset sandwich with small coin centered on the outside, coated with white encrustation but with dark parts of the coin edges peeking out. Estimate: $125-$200. 580. Clump of 3 Spanish colonial bust 8R. 56.4 grams. A spread-out stack of very worn coins (minimal details) but with lots of green and orange color. With certificate #9926 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

581. Clump of 2 Spanish colonial bust 8R.

44.2 grams.

Fairly solid coins in an offset stack, all details obscured by heavy orange and green encrustation. With certificate #9927 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100.

582. Clump of 2 Spanish colonial bust coins (one 8R and one 2R). 35.2 grams. Thick cocoon of whitish encrustation (including some worm tubes) with the smaller coin offset but flat against the 8R. Estimate: $60-$90.

583. Clump of about 15 Spanish colonial bust 2 reales. 120 grams, 3" long. Fairly tight “pile� (several fallen stacks) of what

appear to be solid coins, with the reverse of one of them exposed to show super details, all the rest coated in light encrustation, mostly white with tinges of dark orange, some worm tubes on one side. Estimate: $350-$500.

584. Clump of 3 Spanish colonial bust 2 reales. 21.1 grams. 585. Clump of over 20 Spanish colonial bust 1/2R. An evenly spread fan of coins, the reverse of one exposed to show good details, otherwise all covered in brown, white and green encrustation. Estimate: $60-$90.

28.1

grams. A flat but dense agglomeration of thin coins, all dark and worn, some with small bits of edge missing, with green encrustation in between. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Hartwell, sunk in 1787 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa 586. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1779FF. KM-106.2; CT-929. 21.5 grams. Bold detail despite light to moderate corrosion, good toning, off-center strike. With generic certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England 587. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1656E, PH at top. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-900. 6.8 grams. Broad

flan with full crown above pillars, full cross and PHILIP(VS), some flatness but no corrosion, darkly toned on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #589, and with certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Ecuador 588. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, 1796IJ. KM-97; CT-651. 22.4 grams. Good bold details despite light surface corrosion, attractively toned. Pedigreed to our Auction #4, with lot-tag #586. Estimate: $100-$150.

Athénienne, sunk in 1806 off Sicily in the Mediterranean 589. Lot of 3 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayers not visible. 76.2 grams total. Solid coins with little or no corrosion but typical flatness, darkly toned (uncleaned), one bent, one with full denomination •8•, rare provenance (possibly the first cobs we have ever offered from this wreck). With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

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590. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1784MI. KM-78; 593. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1792M. KM-53; Bold VF details, no corrosion but dent in edge, spotty toning. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $100$150. CT-867. 26.3 grams.

591. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1786FM. KM-106.2; CT-939. 24.6 grams. Nicely toned, XF details with very light surface corrosion only, good rims. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

CT-621. 26.7 grams. Incredibly well-detailed strike (UNC details) and completely uncorroded, attractively toned, and scarce, one of the best shipwreck silver coins possible. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $250-$375.

594. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1793FM. KM-109; CT-686. 25.6 grams. Bold VF details, very light surface corrosion, deeply toned all over. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

592. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM107; CT-681. 25.9 grams. No corrosion (VF details) but part of edge slightly bent, patchy toning, fields slightly lustrous. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $80-$120.

595. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1793PR. KM-73; CT-714. 26.7 grams. Very broad, bold example with choice rims,

minimal corrosion, only lightly toned but good contrast. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $175-$250.

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596. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1793DA. KM-51; CT-738. 22.2 grams. Moderately

corroded but with clear details, scarce mint. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $200$300.

599. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798FM. KM-109; CT-692. 26.7 grams. Choice, uncorroded AXF with rich toning all over, rather nice for shipwreck salvage. Estimate: $175$250.

597. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

600. Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798CN. KM-

1795FM. KM-109; CT-689. 25.1 grams. Deeply toned, good VF details,

432.2; CT-774. 25.2 grams.

very light surface corrosion, good rims. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

Bold details enhanced by contrasting toning around details, very light surface corrosion only, scarce. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $175-$225.

598. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1796/9PP,

601. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

unlisted overdate. KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 27.0 grams. Clear overdate

1800FM. KM-109; CT-695. 26.5 grams. Bold details, no corrosion except

(unlisted in Janson and all other references), no corrosion, just a bit worn in centers, patchy toning, off-center strike. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $200-up.

for spots near rim, good toning, slightly bent. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $100-$150.

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602. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1801IJ. KM-97; Good details despite light surface corrosion and distractingly patchy toning. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $100-$150.

CT-656. 25.3 grams.

605. Lot of 2 Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1802CN. KM-432.2; CT-777. 46.6 grams total. One specimen solid and with only very light surface corrosion but several old marks, the other a bit more corroded, both with clear details. With certificates from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $125-$200.

603. Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles IV, dated 1801, in original crud (as found). 44.3 grams. Solid coin with bust-side out (slightly bent, darkly toned) on top of a wedge-shaped chunk of dark orange crud (impacted sediment), neat display. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $125-$200.

606. Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1803CN. KM432.2; CT-778. 26.3 grams. Good XF details (the reverse especially nice),

minimal corrosion, toned all over but also some dark patches, scarce. With Tony Jaggers photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

604. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1802FT. KM-109; CT-698. 26.7 grams. Deeply toned and with patch of orangish encrustation on reverse, good details, no corrosion. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $150-$225.

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607. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, assayer IJ (17911803), with obverse encrusted and showing the reverse impression of the obverse of another specimen (as found). KM-97. 29.7 grams. Solid coin (uncorroded, darkly toned) with reverse fully visible, the obverse completely covered with encrustation showing the entire impression (in reverse) of another bust 8R, a unique and impressive little display, albeit somewhat fragile. With certificate from the salvager (Sténuit). Estimate: $125-$200.

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608. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

609. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805FA. KM-

1804TH. KM-109; CT-701. 26.6 grams. Choice specimen with beautiful

432.1; CT-675. 26.4 grams. Choice, lustrous AU+ with no corrosion at all, deeply toned all over (a few small dark spots), even some luster, off-center reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

details, a few small marks but no outright corrosion, attractively toned. With certificate from the salvager (StĂŠnuit). Estimate: $200-$300.

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

610. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798MF. KM- 611. Seville, Spain, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1803CN. KM432.1; CT-670. 25.5 grams. Crisp XF+ details (the reverse especially nice)

but with very light surface corrosion, dark toning. With certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Choice specimen with crisp AU details, attractive light toning, minimal surface corrosion, scarce. With Historic Real Treasures photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 432.2; CT-778. 25.8 grams.

Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southwest of England 612. Attractive clump of 12 (+/-) British East India Co. copper X cash, 1808.

KM-319. 96.1 grams, 2". Chunk of crud (impacted mud) with fallen stack on top next to another coin, the top coins with good details and some original copper color. With photocertificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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“Coconut wreck,” sunk ca. 1810 in deep water off Bermuda 613. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII transitional (“armored bust”), 1809TH.

KM-110; CT-539. 24.7 grams. Bold XF+ details, nicely toned, corroded only at rim in front

of face, crude rims (as made) due to poor centering, desirable type from a generally scarce provenance. With photo-certificate #451. Estimate: $150-$225.

Cabalva, sunk in 1818 off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

614. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1785MI. KM-78a; 615. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, CT-868. 24.5 grams. Lightly to moderately corroded but with good details

and nice toning. Estimate: $70-$100.

616. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777FM and 1779FF. KM-106.2; CT-923 and 929. 44.8 grams total. Moderate surface corrosion but all details clear and nicely toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1786FM.

Moderate surface corrosion, most details still bold (especially the date), attractively toned. Estimate: $70-$100. KM-106.2; CT-939. 23.3 grams.

617. Lot of 2 Spanish/Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Ferdinand VII (Cádiz, Spain, 1814CJ; and Potosí, Bolivia, 1815PJ). 46.2 grams total. Moderately corroded but solid and readable, the 1814 slightly bent, both lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Sabina, sunk in 1842 off South Africa 618. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1813JP. KMBold details despite light to moderate corrosion, some dark toning. With original certificate from the salvager. Estimate: $125-$200. 117.1; CT-480. 23.8 grams.

Unidentified mid-1800s wreck in the English Channel 619. London, England, crown, George IV, 1821, SECUNDO on edge. Spink-3805; KM-680.1. 27.7 grams. Totally uncorroded but clearly circulated (AVF), attractively toned, largest coin found so far on this unidentified wreck. Estimate: $125-$200.

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

621. Madrid, Spain, bust 10 reales (4R-sized), Ferdinand VII, 1821SR. KM-560.2; CT-762. 12.8 grams. Deeply toned, light surface corrosion only, clear details, somewhat lightly struck. Pedigreed to our Auction #7, with lot-tag #690, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $80-$120.

620. Lot of 3 Spanish bust 20 reales (dollar-sized) of Isabel II: Madrid, 1850; Seville, 1854 and 1855. 72.2 grams total. Solid coins with very light surface corrosion, light toning, clear details, the 1854 with rim-nicks. The 1855 pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #672, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

622. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Louis-Philippe I, 1833A. KM-749.1. 22.9 grams. Bold details (except center of reverse) despite light surface corrosion, silvery but with contrasting toning, a few bumps and nicks in rims. Pedigreed to our Auction #5, with lot-tag #607. Estimate: $60-$90.

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623. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Louis-Napoleon (Republic), 1852-A. KM-773.1. 22.0 grams. Bold details despite very

624. Sardinia, Italy, 5 lire, Charles Albert, 1835-P, anchor

light surface corrosion, contrasting toning, rare type as from a shipwreck. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #668, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $80-$120.

surface corrosion, contrastingly toned, rare type as from a shipwreck. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #669, and with original certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $80-$120.

mintmark. KM-113.3. 23.0 grams. Choice XF details despite very light

SS Crescent City, sunk in 1871 off Cork, Ireland

625. San Luis PotosĂ­, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1868PS, rare provenance. KM-377.12. 26.9 grams. Lustrous (polished) AXF with no corrosion at all, a few small cuts and nicks on or near rims, very nice for shipwreck salvage and one of very few coins available from this wreck. Pedigreed to our Auction #6, with lot-tag #676, and with photo-certificate from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-up.

Unidentified steamship wreck sunk ca. 1900 in the San Juan River between Costa Rica and Nicaragua 626. Lot of 5 Lima, Peru, 1 sols, various dates (1864, 1870, 1874, 1890 and 1891). 122.2 grams total. Solid coins with no corrosion, F-VF details, patches of toning and green oxidation only. Estimate: $125-$200.

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SMS Cormoran, sunk in 1917 off Guam 627. Prussia, German States, 2 mark, 1876-A, rare provenance. KM-506. 10.6 grams. AXF details, virtually no corrosion, contrasting toning, unusual type of coin for shipwreck salvage. Estimate: $100-up.

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

628. Lot of 3 Philippines silver coins of 1936 (1 peso, Roosevelt and Quezon; 50 centavos, Murphy and Quezon [2]). 35.3 grams total. Various degrees of toning but all solid coins with only light surface corrosion (if any), good details. The two 50c pedigreed to our Auction #9, with original lot-tag #1019. Estimate: $100$150.

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Mexico Silver Cobs Charles-Joanna, “Early Series”

629. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” oMo to left, oPo to right, panel leaning left. S-M4; KM-17; CT-74; Nesmith-26b. 13.7 grams. Lustrous AXF with nice toning, bold details, slightly off-center shield side, probably from the “Golden Fleece wreck” (ca. 1550) but no corrosion at all. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 13-14, 2006, with lot-tag #1412. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Charles-Joanna, “Late Series”

630. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late 631. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” M to left, L to right, mounted pillars-side out in 14K necklace-bezel. Nesmith-86; S-M9; KM-18; CT-84. 17.1 grams total. Broad flan with choice bold details on both sides, attractively toned XF, probably salvaged but no corrosion. With Dick Holt certificate. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Series,” oM to left, O to right.

S-M6; Nesmith-110; S-M10; KM-18;

Bold shield, full pillars, some legend, deeply toned AVF (somewhat orange near top of shield) with notch at top where an old hole was stripped. Estimate: $150-$225.

CT-88. 13.0 grams.

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632. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right, motto as LV-SVL-TR (lacking the P). Nesmith-109; S-M10; KM-12; CT-121. 6.4 grams. Salvaged VF (light corrosion, patchy toning) with full inner details and much legend, unique error lacking the first letter of the motto. Estimate: $80-$120.

636. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” L/R(?) to left, M to right, very rare over-assayer (if confirmed). Nesmith-80; S-M9; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 3.3 grams. Typically thin, round and finely detailed, with full legends, partially toned, lustrous VF/XF, the most important feature being the assayer, which is slightly doubled but appears to have a curved element to the under-mark, confirmed by style. Estimate: $100-up.

633. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right. Nesmith-109; S-M10; KM-12; CT-121.

637. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

6.5 grams. Bold full shield, bold •• denomination inside full pillars,

Series,” L to left, oM to right. Nesmith-92; S-M9; KM-9; CT-144. 3.2

AVF with weak spots, toning in crevices. Estimate: $100-$150.

grams. Toned Fine with nearly full legends and decent inner details,

dents in edge below shield. Estimate: $75-$110.

634. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oM to left, O to right. Nesmith-109; S-M10; KM-12; CT-121.

638. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late

6.7 grams. Good full shield and pillars, the crowns atop the pillars

Series,” M to left, L to right.

especially well detailed, some bold legend, VF with toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

grams. Fine with patchy toning, full inner details and nearly full legends,

Nesmith-84; S-M9; KM-9; CT-145. 3.2

small edge-splits. Estimate: $80-$120.

639. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late 635. Mexico City, Mexico, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” O/L to left, oM to right. Nesmith-104; S-M10; KM-9; CTSeries,” oM to left, O to right. Nesmith-109; S-M10; KM-12; CT-121. 6.4 grams. Bold full shield and pillars, most of legends, AVF with darkly toned fields (good contrast). Estimate: $100-$150.

Richly toned VF with full inner details and nearly full legends, bold over-assayer. Estimate: $150-$225. 148. 3.3 grams.

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640. Mexico City, Mexico, 1 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late 641. Mexico, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, “Late Series,” oMSeries,” oM to left, O to right. Nesmith-108; S-M10; KM-9; CT-150.

o-o, motto as S-V-P, rare. Unlisted variety of Nesmith-107; S-M10; KM-

3.1 grams. Bold full shield, one bold pillar, some legend, AVF with

unlisted; CT-unlisted. 1.5 grams. Darkly toned VF with bold S-V-P motto, clear oM-o-o within bold KI monogram, much legend, one weak area near edge. Estimate: $175-$250.

weak spots, toned on fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

Shield-type

642. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer F. KM-43. 27.5 grams. Broad flan with much more legend than usual (including king’s ordinal II), good full shield and cross, AVF with weak spots, toned all over. Estimate: $350-$500.

644. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, choice. 27.6 grams. Very bold full shield and cross but flat peripheries, otherwise VF+ with nicely contrasting toning, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

643. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer 645. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III or IV, F. KM-43. 27.4 grams. Good full shield and cross, full oMF, some legend, low-contrast AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

assayer D. 27.2 grams. Round and somewhat cupped flan with flat (hammered) peripheries, bold oMD, nearly full shield and cross, richly old-toned Fine. Estimate: $150-$225.

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646. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1653P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-358. 27.2 grams. Full

date and oMP, good full cross and shield, flat peripheries, squarish flan, non-toned AVF. Estimate: $150-$225.

649. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)78L, encrusted as from the “Pasay hoard� (Philippines), rare. S-M21; KM-46; Wildly elongated (and rectangular) flan with bold bottom half of 8 of date, full and bold oML, most of shield and crown, good full cross, probably high grade but net VF due to typically weak strike, some dark toning on front and patches of greenish encrustation on back. Estimate: $350-$500. CT-278. 25.3 grams.

647. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)62P, rare.

S-

M19; KM-45; CT-372. 23.3 grams. Clear

62 of date, bold full oMP, nearly full shield and cross, crudely toned VF with part of edge clipped long ago. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $250-$375.

650. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)695L, very rare, clipped. S-M21; KM-46; CT-296. 20.4 grams. Small, thick flan with sharply cut sides, the contemporaneous clipping possibly to match a 20-gram standard somewhere (as others have been found), with clear date and oML, otherwise mostly flat (VG+ overall), richly toned. Estimate: $600-$900.

648. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer G (rare). S-19a; KM-45. 26.1 grams. Full and clear oMG, good full cross, nearly full shield, flat peripheries but decidedly Philip IV by style, faintly toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300.

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651. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)725D, very rare, with Indonesian countermark. S-M23; KM-49; CT-18. 25.8 grams. Bold 25 of date, full oMD, nearly full crown, otherwise mostly flat (otherwise Fine), lightly toned, with what appears to be a test-mark (an old gouge in the center of the cross that breaches the other side) in addition to a scratched X and a countermark of the date AH1230 (1814-15) in Arabic, commonly attributed to Sumenep (Madura Island) in Indonesia, a fascinating coin with importance in several areas. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $600-$900.

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652. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer F. KM-36. 13.4 grams. Silvery XF with good full cross-lions-castles and crowned shield, much legend (full king’s ordinal II), oMF to left, well centered and nearly round. Estimate: $200-$300.

653. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, (1)656P, rare. S-M19; KM-38; CT-712. 12.9 grams. Bold date and mintmark, well-detailed and nearly full cross and shield, attractively toned VF. Estimate: $350-$500.

654. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1659P, very rare. S-M19; KM-38;CT-unlisted. 13.8 grams. Clear bottom half of date (one of only 2 known to us), full oMP, nearly full cross (bold) and part of shield, AVF with peripheral flatness. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 25-26, 2003 with lot-tag #472. Estimate: $250-$375.

656. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV or Charles II, assayer not visible, obverse struck from 8R die (denomination visible). 12.9 grams. Excellent full cross and full crown above most of

shield, to the right of which is a clear denomination 8, Fine with some toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

655. Lot of 6 Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (where visible), with test-cuts and chopmarks as from circulation in the Orient. 77.4 grams total. Clear shields and crosses on most, but typically crude and abused from their time in the Far East, Fine or so on average, spots of toning and encrustation. Estimate: $250-$375.

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657. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1729R. Bold full oMR, clear bottom half of date, most of shield and cross, small edgesplit, thick and solid (VF details) but probably salvaged, most likely from the Rooswijk (1739). Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $150-$225. S-M24; KM-40a; CT-1024. 13.4 grams.


662. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O 658. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer to right. S-M11; KM-26; CT-643. 3.3 grams. Richly old-toned VF with O to left.

S-M11; KM-31; CT-504. 6.8 grams. Nice full shield with full oMO to left and denomination ii to right, good full cross-lions-castles, some legend, brown-toned AXF. Estimate: $150-$225.

nice full shield and cross, nearly full crown, bold oM to left and O to right, much legend (including king’s ordinal II). Estimate: $100-$150.

659. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (1)608F (rare), no

663. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer F below denomination I to left, rare. S-M12; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted.

“o” in mintmark (unique). S-M15; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 6.5 grams.

3.3 grams. Good full shield with bold I-F to left that appears to be

Round flan with bold mintmark that clearly lacks the “o”, bold date, good full cross and shield, Fine with colorful toning on fields. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of November 9, 2004, with lot-tag #821. Estimate: $300-$450.

punched over something else (mintmark oM to right off the flan), full cross, VF with toned fields. Estimate: $75-$110.

664. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1660(P), very rare. SFull and clear date, and decent full cross, but worn (VG), off-center, and shaved around the edge. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $200-$300.

M19.; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 2.4 grams.

660. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, (17)21(J).

S-M22;

Full 21 of date, bold shield and cross despite noticeable wear (About Fine), nicely contrasting toning, rectangular shape. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $175$250. KM-35;CT-unlisted. 6.5 grams.

665. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, 1729R. S-M24; KM-30; CT-1582. 3.2 grams. Full date and oMR (off-center obverse) with asterisk-

shaped chopmark as from circulation in the Orient, crudely toned About Fine. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

666. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer F to right. S-M12a; CT-545. 1.5 grams. Richly old-toned AVF with full 661. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer O

monogram featuring a curious 5-petal ornament above the centerline, clear assayer, slightly off-center full cross. Estimate: $75-$110.

to right. S-M11; KM-26; CT-643. 3.4 grams. Bold details (choice full shield

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

and cross, oM to left, O to right, much legend including king’s ordinal II), VF+, typically round and thin. Estimate: $100-$150.

F to right. S-M12a; CT-545. 1.5 grams. Full monogram with fleur-de-lis below, oM to left and F to right, good full cross with tiny punchmark that translates into a bulge on the obverse, lightly toned Fine+. Estimate: $70-$100.

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668. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, Philip III, assayer 673. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1718/7(J), rare not visible, double-struck on both sides. 1.7 grams. Richly old-toned AVF with full monogram and most of cross, both elements appearing twice (staggered about 1/4" apart), a very unusual error for this issue. Estimate: $50-$75.

669. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (1)654P. S-M19; KMBold full date and oMP, dot above P in monogram, full cross and crown, Fine+ with contrasting toning, tiny crude hole at edge. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $125$200. 22; CT-1149. 1.8 grams.

overdate.

S-M22; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 1.7 grams. Sail-shaped flan with very full and bold date (the overdate a bit weak but certain), full cross and oM, most of crown, high grade (VF+ or better) but somewhat unevenly struck, faintly toned. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

674. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (17)19(J).

S-M22;

Full and bold date above full crown, good full cross, softly struck AVF with some light toning. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 30-May 1, 2004, with lot-tag #622. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-24; CT-1832. 1.8 grams.

670. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)67(G), 675. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1720(J). S-M22; KMposthumous Philip IV, very rare. S-M19a; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 1.6 grams. Bold full 7 of date (first specimen we have seen), clear

partial monogram and most of crown, full cross, large gumdropshape, AVF with flat spots, edge-split. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 20, 2003, with lot-tag #456. Estimate: $200-$300.

671. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, (16)92(L), rare. SM21; KM-23; CT-unlisted. 1.8 grams. Bold 2 and clear 9 of date, nearly full crown, off-center cross, lightly toned VF. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $175-$250.

24; CT-1833. 1.3 grams. Full and bold date and oM, most of cross and crown, part of edge crude (possibly broken long ago), VF for actual wear. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

676. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1721(J). S-M22; KM24; CT-1834. 1.7 grams. Full

and bold date, full crown and cross, Fine+ with gunmetal toning. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Richard Long auction of April 5, 2002 (lot #373). Estimate: $100$150.

677. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, 1722J. S-M22; KM-24; CT-1835. 1.7 grams. Bold full 22 of

date, full oMJ, good full cross, lightly toned Fine+. Pedigreed to the John Pullin collection, and pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 30-May 1, 2004, with lot-tag #624. Estimate: $100$150.

672. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real Royal, 1717J, rare. Typically fully detailed on a perfectly round flan with usual hole at one end of the cross, AXF with attractive rainbow toning on fields. Estimate: $500-$750. S-M22CT-1807. 1.4 grams.

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Klippes

678. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733F. S-M27; KM- 680. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; 48; CT-767. 26.7 grams. Bold full date and oMF (rare single-letter assayer, as the later pieces had MF), denomination *8*, somewhat weakly struck in the middle but otherwise every bit of VF and richly oldtoned, very rare as non-salvage, and interesting as struck on an old cob-style planchet (as are all 1733F’s). Estimate: $900-$1,350.

KM-48; CT-768. 26.8 grams. Bold XF with choice full inner details, light toning on fields, thick and sharply cut flan. Estimate: $600-$900.

681. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF, with circular countermark (possible contemporary counterfeit of Guatemala Type II of 1839). S-M28; KM-48; CT-768. 26.0 grams. Very squarish flan, which is typical, with all important details clear

679. Mexico City, Mexico, klippe 8 reales, 1733MF. S-M28; (date, assayer, mintmark, denomination), lightly toned AVF, with crude Choice full details on both sides as struck on a broad and rounder-than-normal planchet, VF+ with lightly toned fields, with repaired hole to right of denomination the only flaw in what is otherwise a very attractive specimen. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

KM-48; CT-768. 25.9 grams.

hole near one point and deep countermark on shield that shows practically no details inside. Estimate: $600-$900.

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Lima Silver Cobs Early pillars type

682. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón),

686. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón),

motto as PL-VSV-TR (no L) above dot (denomination). S-

very rare.

L1; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 3.2 grams. Broad, thin flan with full legends,

full shield with bold assayer R to left, full pillars-and-waves, AVF with slightly crude surfaces, toned on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

S-L1; KM-1; CT-761. 0.6 gram. One of very few intact specimens known, with full legends, weak assayer to left of crowned I, slightly double-struck, AVF with toned fields. Estimate: $700$1,000.

683. Lima, Peru, 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón), motto as PL-VS-V above dot (denomination). S-L1; KM-unlisted;

687. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón),

Fine with flat spots but much legend and clear inner details, 2 holes near edge, toned, possibly lightly shaved long ago. Estimate: $80-$120.

very rare. S-L1; KM-1; CT-761. 0.4 gram. Small and thin as typically salvaged (VF details) but with decent interiors and some bold legend. Estimate: $500-$750.

CT-unlisted. 2.6 grams.

684. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón), obverse legend ending in HISPANI, reverse legend ending in ISPANIARVM, rare. S-L1; KM-3; CT-702. 1.5 grams. Broad flan with complete legends (great coin for study), including a full and bold PHILIPVS o II, clear inner details, Fine overall but with lightly pitted surfaces, hairline edge-split, toned around details. Estimate: $125-$200.

688. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón), very rare. S-L1; KM-1; CT-761. 0.8 grams. Uncommonly intact specimen with some bold legend but nearly half the coin weak due to die fracture, VF for actual wear. Estimate: $300-$450.

685. Lima, Peru, 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón), obverse legend ending in HISPAN, reverse legend ending in ISPANIARV, rare. S-L1; KM-3; CT-702. 1.5 grams. Full legends on broad flan, somewhat double-struck and lightly pitted surfaces (otherwise Fine), some toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Shield-type

692. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, •D to left, * to right of monogram. S-L4; KM-5; CT689. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-oiiii to left, P-oD to right. S-L4; KM-11; CT-316. 13.3 grams. Choice full crown, shield and cross, also much legend and other

interior detail, VF+ but with some light porosity as from unidentified salvage. Estimate: $200-$300.

705. 1.7 grams. Broad flan with nearly full legends, full inner details, toned around letters but with surface porosity (XF details). Estimate: $70-$100.

693. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram. S-L4; KM-5; CT705. 1.4 grams. Broad flan with lots of bold legend, full crown and monogram, full but slightly doubled cross, salvaged AVF with toned fields and a few flat spots but no corrosion. Estimate: $70-$100.

690. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right. S-L4; KM-9; CT-489. 6.5 grams. Excellent full crown and shield, weaker full cross, uneven toning, AVF overall. Estimate: $125-$200.

694. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle, oD-* flanking lion. S-L4; KM-2; CT-unlisted. 0.7 gram. Full

castle and lion and some legend, struck offcenter and salvaged but with VF details, nicely toned. Estimate: $150$225.

691. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre (not visible), mounted cross-side out in silver necklace-bezel. S-L4; KM-9. 4.0 grams total. Choice full cross-lionscastles (XF+), corroded full shield (the variety uncertain, but clearly de la Torre by style), from an unidentified salvage, simple but adequate bezel. Estimate: $100-$150.

695. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, * to left, P to right of castle. S-L4; KM-2; CT-768. 0.6 gram. Good full castle and lion, AVF details but probably salvaged,

mostly darkly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

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“Star of Lima” type

696. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1659V, “Star of Lima” type. S-L5; KM-18.1; CT-264. 27.3 grams. Big, full-weight flan with bold full crown and pillars, L*M (8-pointed star) and 16(5)9 date in between (flat in middle), 8-V on either side, full but doubled cross, richly old-toned AVF, rare as non-salvage. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

Pillars-and-waves

697. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1698H. S-L13; KM-24; CT-243. 27.3 grams. Bold full cross, full pillars (partially flat) with clear date and 2 bold mintmarks, non-toned AVF on an unusually oblong flan. Estimate: $175-$250.

698. Lima, Peru, complete denomination set of 8-4-2-11/2 reales of 1699R, ex-Sellschopp.

S-L14. 51.8 grams total.

Excellent specimens with typical old toning, generally problem-free F-VF, the 8R and 4R particularly bold and well detailed, desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection (lot 180 in SBC 9/88). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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699. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1720/19M, rare, encapsulated NGC VF 25. S-L20; KM-34; CT-unlisted. Full and wellcentered pillars with curious 5-dot ornament at top and full M-dateL at bottom (the date difficult to read due to the overdate, which the NGC folks did not recognize), the thick-armed cross on the other side slightly off-center but with bold denomination 8 at top, richly old-toned, with a few flat spots as usual. Estimate: $350-$500.

702. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1739V. S-L22; KM-34a; CT-661. 25.8 grams. Most of pillars and cross, clear date, 2 assayers, About Fine with peripheral flatness and dark areas, also some old scratches. Estimate: $175-$250.

703. Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1701H. S-L15; KM-unlisted; CT-463.

700. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1737N.

S-L21; KM-34a; CT-658.

14.0 grams. Good full cross with assayer, nearly full pillars with bold date and mintmark and denomination, VF+ with spotty toning but some luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

27.1 grams. Full pillars with bold date, denomination and mintmark,

nearly full cross with second mintmark to left, well-centered strike, richly old-toned AVF. Estimate: $300-$450.

704. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1694M. S-L11; KM-21; CT-567. 6.1

701. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1738N.

S-L21; KM-34a; CT-659.

grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and nearly full cross, well-centered VF+ with spotty toning and small areas of encrustation. Estimate: $175-$250.

26.3 grams. Bold centers, including most of cross and pillars, 2 dates

and assayers, Fine with peripheral flatness but nicely contrasting toning on fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

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705. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1695R. S-L12; KM-21; CT-568. 6.7 grams. Very broad flan with choice full pillars-and-waves, full but

slightly off-center cross, 3 mintmarks, clear bottom half of second date in legend, attractively toned VF, crude hole at edge above cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

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706. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1695R. S-L12; KM-21; CT-568. 6.7 grams. Excellent full cross, nearly full pillars-and-waves, bold assayer, 2 dates and mintmarks, XF with peripheral flatness, light toning. Estimate: $200-$300. 707. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1696H. S-L13; KM-21; CT-569. 6.4 grams. Interesting shape, bold date above waves, nearly full cross with bold mintmark and assayer, richly toned VF with flat areas. Estimate: $150-$225. 708. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1698H. S-L13; KM-21; CT-572. 6.5 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 dates, lightly toned VF with small edge-crack. Estimate: $200-$300.

709. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1705H. S-L15a; KM-32; CT-1194. 6.5 grams. Bold full pillars (the crowns at top especially well detailed) with bold date, nice but off-center cross with second date below, VF+ with peripheral flatness, lightly toned. Estimate: $225-$350.

710. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1710H. S-L19; KM-32; CT-1200. 6.3 grams. Broad flan with great full pillars-and-waves, nearly full cross, 3 bold mintmarks, bold date and assayer, AVF with minor flat spots, toned fields, hairline edge-split. Estimate: $225-$350. 711. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1712M. S-L20; KM-32; CT-1203. 6.3 grams. Excellent full pillars-and-waves, full but slightly doubled cross, 2 dates, beautifully toned VF. Estimate: $225-$350.

712. Lot of 2 Lima, Peru, silver cob minors of Philip V (2R 1721M and 1/2R 1733). 4.9 grams total. The 2R is rare but was lightly trimmed around the edge (3.8 grams), still with full pillars and cross, lightly toned Fine; the 1/2R is off-center but has a bold monogram (date below) and cross (mintmark to left), toned XF. Estimate: $100-$150.

713. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1733N. S-L21; KM-32a; CT-1222. 6.9 grams. Good full pillars with bold date and assayer, nearly full

cross, well-centered AVF with light toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

714. Lot of 6 Lima, Peru, small silver cobs of Philip V (one 2R and five 1R), various dates. 19.6 grams total. All problemfree F-VF with clear dates, the 2R 1743V and the 1R as follows: 1724M, 1732(N), 1734N, 1738N and 1740V. Estimate: $250-$375.

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715. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1752(R), very rare. S-L23; KM-A43; CT-unlisted. 6.1 grams. Bold full date between pillars, most of cross, rather worn (VG) but with some contrasting toning and desirable as the final year of Lima cobs, which rarely comes fully visible as on this coin. Estimate: $300-$450. 716. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1685R. S-L7; KM-20; CT-672. 3.2 grams. Broad, sharply 5-sided flan with good full cross and pillars, king’s ordinal II in legend, AVF with peripheral flatness, good toning. Estimate: $100-$150. 717. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1695R. S-L12; KM-20; CT-686. 3.2 grams. Superb full pillars-and-waves with nice told toning, also full but overly toned cross, 3 dates and mintmarks, VF+. Estimate: $175-$250. 718. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1695R. S-L12; KM-20; CT-686. 2.8 grams. Sharp AXF (no toning) with good full cross, full but off-center pillars, 3 dates, 2 bold assayers. Estimate: $175-$250. 719. Lot of 3 Lima, Peru, cob 1R of Charles II, various dates, 3 different assayers. KM-20. 8.4 grams total. Problem-free VF-XF specimens (generally non-toned) with good crosses and dated as follows: 1684V, 1694M and 1696H. Estimate: $150-$225.

720. Lot of 6 Lima, Peru, cob 1R of Charles II, various dates, 3 different assayers. KM-20. 13.4 grams total. Non-toned FVF with generally decent crosses and pillars, dates as follows: 1686R, 1687R, 1690R, 1692V, 1693V and 1698H. Estimate: $300-$450.

721. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1702H. S-L15a; KM-31; CT2.1 grams. Small (underweight) flan but with good cross above date, bold second date inside pillars, 1-1/ 2 assayers, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $75-$110. 1475.

722. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1706R. S-L16; KM-31; CT-1480. 3.1 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves with bold date, second date below good but off-center cross, Fine with toned fields. Estimate: $75$110.

724. Lot of 3 Lima, Peru, cob 1R of Philip V, various dates, 2 different assayers. 7.3 grams total. Non-toned VF and better

723. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1724M. S-L20; KM-31; CT-1502. 2.4 with generally good crosses and clear dates, as follows: 1707H, 1718M grams. Bold date, well-centered pillars and cross on a small

(underweight) flan, nicely toned AVF. Estimate: $90-$135.

and 1723M. Estimate: $200-$300.

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725. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real Royal, 1748V, very rare. S-L22a; CT-unlisted. 2.7 grams. Round and thin (noticeably more even in thickness than the non-Royals), probably lightly shaved but remarkably unholed, with full pillars-and-waves and cross, well centered, nicely old-toned, just a bit worn (Fine) and weakly struck in centers, but quite rare as a type-coin for Ferdinand VI, only the second specimen of this date we have ever heard of and in fact a different variety from the other specimen (the present coin with dots flanking the denomination), which sold in our Auction #8 for $7000 + buyer’s fee. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. 726. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1709. S-L18; KM-30; CT-1758. 1.6 grams. Huge flan with excellent full cross, choice bold date below most of monogram, AXF with bold details due to contrasting toning. Estimate: $90-$135.

727. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1727. S-L20b; KM-30; CT-unlisted. 1.4 grams. Great full cross, full and bold but slightly off-center monogram and date, richly old-toned AVF. Estimate: $100-$150.

Potosí Silver Cobs Shield-type

728. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period), “Great Module” type, rare. S-P6; KM-5.1; CT-139 (under Lima). 27.3 grams. A

superb specimen of a highly sought issue of ca. 1580 that is characterized by full, round and evenly thick flans, this with all inner details and nearly all the legends full, remarkably damage-free (unholed) and well struck, VF and attractively toned around details, sure to be the gem of the high bidders’ collection! Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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729. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd 732. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. Speriod). S-P10; KM-5.1; CT-158. 25.0 grams. Salvaged VF with full inner

P13; KM-5.1; CT-159. 26.9 grams. Deeply toned AVF with good full shield

details and crown, bold P-B (tiny initial) and denomination, darkly toned on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

and cross, clear assayer, no problems. Estimate: $175-$250.

733. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-5.5; CT-unlisted. 26.8 grams. Bold

730. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL, mounted cross-side out in 14K gold necklace-bezel. S-P13;

strike, full crown and shield and cross, full king’s name PHILIPPVS in legend, both borders of x’s complete and clear, attractive VF with toned fields, expertly repaired hole in crown. Estimate: $175-$250.

Bold and well-detailed full shield and cross, lustrous VF+, no toning, the assayer a bit weak but confirmed by style. With Sedwick certificate from 1999. Estimate: $350-$500. KM-5.1; CT-159. 35.9 grams total.

734. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg).

S-P15; KM-10; CT-126 . 25.8 grams. Somewhat weakly struck VF with light old toning, bold P-R, full shield and crown and cross. Estimate: $125-$200.

731. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer RL. SP13; KM-5.1; CT-159. 27.4 grams. Excellent full shield and cross, the latter

slightly doubled, with bold full P-RL, nicely toned VF, very well struck for this issue. Estimate: $250-$375.

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735. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, lions and castles transposed in cross and in shield.

S-P21;

Choice bold details all over, VF with contrasting toning, slightly doubled and lacking a visible date but otherwise as nice as you can get. Estimate: $150-$225. KM-10. 27.3 grams.

738. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (164)5T, rare with full final digit of date. S-P30; KM-19a; CT-492. 27.1 grams. Despite being the commonest date of 8R in the 1640s prior to 1649, for some reason the 1645 invariably comes with the last digit almost entirely off the flan. This specimen is the opposite, as the 5 of the date is 100% complete, and the rest of the coin is superlative as well, with choice full shield and cross (the latter slightly doubled), full P•T and denomination •8•, much legend (including king’s ordinal IIII), VF with faint toning on fields, a great coin for advanced research. Estimate: $250-$375.

739. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1648)Z/TR, rare. S-P34; Full mintmark-assayer with characteristically long-tailed Z over the vertical upright of TR, full but slightly doubled shield and cross, AVF with a hint of toning , slightly crude near part of edge. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-19a; CT-unlisted. 26.9 grams.

736. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M visible on one. KM-10. 46.5 grams total. This lot consists of one solid AVF (assayer M, double-struck but with full shield and cross) and one corroded from salvage (full shield, off-center cross), both lightly toned. Estimate: $75-$110.

740. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)49(O or Z), no 737. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)629T, small-dot countermark (rare). borders, denomination as •8•, ex-Panama hoard. S-P26; KMGood full shield and cross, technically high grade (XF or better) but no contrast except that afforded by the small areas of typical orange sediment, clear date with bold Z for the 2. Estimate: $200-$300. 19a; CT-470. 27.6 grams.

26.7 grams. Excellent full shield with bold denomination •8• and nearly full crown, off-center and poorly struck cross but with very bold date, Fine with patchy toning, parts of edge crude (including edge-split). Estimate: $400-$600.

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741. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period, “Lima style,” with commas in legend and no H in [H]ISPANIARVM). S-P4; KM-4.2; CT-314 (under Lima). 13.3 grams. Characteristically broad, round flan with choice details, including full shield and crown and cross (all slightly doubled), but best feature is the prominent legends, which confirm this is the scarce first issue under this assayer, VF with some light toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

742. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (1st period, “Lima style,” with commas in legend and no H in [H]ISPANIARVM). S-P4; KM-4.2; CT-314 (under Lima). 13.5 grams. Superb AXF specimen with choice detail all over (including lots of legend), beautifully toned, but with crude old hole at top of cross. Estimate: $125-$200.

743. Lot of 4 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (various periods). 51.1 grams total. Full crosses and shields and generally clear assayers, one with borders of x’s and one with sideways, 8R-sized lions, F-VF on average but some with corrosion, some with spotty toning. Estimate: $200-$300.

744. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, (1649)O/Z, crowned-•F• countermark on shield, rare as non-salvage. S-P35; KM-17b; CT-unlisted. 13.6 grams. Bold assayer with clear O/Z, full shield with bold countermark,

full but partially weak cross, slightly lustrous XF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $500-$750.

745. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left. S-P1; KM-3.2; CT-485 (under Lima). 6.6 grams. Typically round and well detailed, with good full shield and crown and cross, bold P-R, some legend, toned AXF with some dark spots. Estimate: $200$300. 746. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left. S-P1; KM-3.2; CT-485 (under Lima). 6.7 grams. Choice full detail on both sides, including much of the legends and crown, lightly toned VF+, but with a hint of shininess as once mounted. Estimate: $175$250.

747. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer L (1st period, “Lima style,” with commas in legend and no H in [H]ISPANIARVM). S-P3; KM-3.2; CT-491 (under Lima). 6.1 grams. Typically broad flan with full legends and nearly full crown, bold inner details, lightly toned but very lightly corroded as salvaged (otherwise XF). Estimate: $100-$150.

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748. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B/L (2nd period).

S-P6; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 6.6 grams. Full and welldetailed shield and cross-and-tressure, clear over-assayer, some legend with commas between words, lightly toned XF, very nice. Estimate: $125-$200.

749. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period, “Great Module”). S-P6; KM-3.2; CT-486 (under Lima). 5.4 grams. Huge, thin flan (per the type) with full but doubled details, toned VF with slight surface porosity as salvaged. Estimate: $125-$200.

750. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-3.2; CT-unlisted. 6.4 grams. Choice full shield and cross, bold mintmark (weak assayer), some legend with dots between words lightly toned VF. Estimate: $80-$120.

751. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-3.2; CT-unlisted. 6.3 grams. Bold full P-B with unusually large B (probably a 4R punch), bold denomination ii, full crown and shield and cross, deeply brown-toned Fine+ with light old scratches. Estimate: $150-$225. 752. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-3.2; CT-unlisted. 6.9 grams. Richly toned VF+ with choice but very slightly doubled full shield and cross. Estimate: $100-$150. 753. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-3.2; CTunlisted. 6.5 grams. Full but slightly doubled shield and cross, AVF with toned but lightly tooled fields.

Estimate: $100-$150.

754. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s, backwards S in legend. S-P14; KM-3.4; CT-unlisted. 6.7 grams. Richly old-toned AXF on broad flan with much legend, including the full king’s name, excellent full shield and cross, both borders of x’s quite prominent. Estimate: $175-$250.

756. Lot of 3 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2R of Philip III, assayers 755. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2R, Philip II (assayer R (curved leg) and C/Q. KM-8. 19.7 grams total. Non-toned F-VF not visible) and III (assayer T). 12.3 grams total. Both decent Fine with good shields and crosses, toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

with good crosses and shields, the C/Q somewhat rare, all popular as the same coins as were found on the Atocha (1622). Estimate: $150$225.

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757. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer T. S-P21; KM-8. 5.6 grams. Bold full cross and shield, tiny mintmark P, Fine+ with toning on fields, sharply clipped on sides long ago. Estimate: $90-$135.

758. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer P/T (1622), quadrants of cross transposed, rare. S-P22; KM-unlisted; CTunlisted. 6.6 grams. Bold

P+P/T and denomination Z, good full shield and cross, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $75-$110. 759. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (162)7T, rare. S-P24; KM-14a; CT-878. 6.6 grams. Bold P-T, full shield and nearly full but off-center cross, full 7 of date, slightly crude edge (as made), VF with some light brown toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

760. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer TR. S-P27; KM-14a. 6.5 grams. Bold •P•TR•, good but off-center shield and cross, deeply toned VF+, thick flan with small edge-crack. Estimate: $60-$90.

761. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, (165)1E, rare. S-P36; KM-14b; CT-unlisted. 5.7 grams. Exceptionally large flan (yet inexplicably underweight), with choice full crown above off-center shield, decent full cross-and-tressure, bold full final digit of date, lightly toned XF with flat areas. Estimate: $275-$400. 762. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (2nd period). S-P6; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.1 grams. Full cross with distinctive lions, full shield and nearly full crown, clear P-B, lightly toned AVF with slightly porosity. Estimate: $100-$150.

763. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.1 grams. Well-detailed full shield and cross, bold P-B, lightly toned XF with minor corrosion on reverse. Estimate: $70-$100.

764. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.0 grams. Toned XF with some weak spots, full shield and cross, bold P-B, some legend. Estimate: $60-$90.

765. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period). S-P10; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.2 grams. Choice full shield, nearly full crown, full cross but less contrast on that side, Fine+ with small edge-split. Estimate: $50-$75.

766. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (4th period). S-P12; KM-2.2; CT-649. 3.4 grams. Richly toned AXF with bold PB, excellent full shield and cross, tiny hole in crown at edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

767. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), borders of x’s. S-P14; KM-2.3; CT-unlisted. 3.2 grams. Smallish flan but with well-centered full shield and cross, nearly full crown, clear borders, nice VF with rich old toning on obverse. Estimate: $125-$200.

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768. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, Philip IV, assayer T/TR, rare. S-P30; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 4.0 grams. Bold P-T with clear overassayer, full but off-center shield, good full cross, toned VF with minor weak spots, inexplicably overweight. By our records, the only date known for this rare over-assayer is 1645. Estimate: $60-$90. 769. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to left. S-P1; KM-1; CT-713 (under Lima). 1.6 grams. Broad, thin flan with much legend, good full crown and monogram and cross, bold assayer, toned AVF with hole at edge. Estimate: $60-$90. 770. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer B (3rd period) to left, mintmark P to right. S-P10; KM-unlisted; CT-726. 1.8 grams. Good full cross and monogram, nearly full crown, clear B and P, some legend, partially toned VF. Estimate: $70-$100.

1652 transitionals 771. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1652E transitional Type IIa. S-P37; KM-A12; CT-1178. 1.4 grams. Typically unevenly struck but with one bold pillar and full but partially flat cross, motto as PL-V-SV / L-TRA, Fine+ overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

Pillars-and-waves

772. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, •PH• at top.

S-

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

S-

P37a; KM-21; CT-437. 27.7 grams. Nice full cross-lions-castles with some

P37a; KM-21; CT-438. 26.7 grams. Strangely barrel-shaped flan (more like

bold legend including king’s ordinal IIII, full pillars-and-waves with slightly crude periphery on that side, well-centered VF with toned fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

a Mexican cob of the same date!) with full but slightly weakly struck pillars-and-waves and cross-lions-castles, 3 mintmarks and assayers, non-toned AVF with small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

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774. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1661E, encapsulated NGC VF details / holed. S-P37a; KM-R21; CT-424. Attractive strike for this period (no doubling), all details very clear (mostly bold) and well placed, on a perfectly round flan, the surfaces lightly gilded (which Lázaro posits may have been done at the mint on “original working specimens”), perfect coin alignment with the hole placed at the top of the cross, die-match with Lázaro #163. Estimate: $2,500-$3,750.

775. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1664E. S-P37a; KM-21; CT-453. 777. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-346. 26.5 grams. Oddly purple-toned and weak in centers but technically

with full pillars and cross, 2 mintmarks, 3 assayers, parts of all 3 dates, bold king’s ordinal IIII, VF for actual wear. Estimate: $200$300.

776. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1668E. S-P37b; KM-26; CTPartially weakly struck Fine with full but off-center pillars and cross, full POTOSI in legend, bold date below cross, nicely old-toned, with inked “8” on cross. Estimate: $150-$225. 343. 28.4 grams.

27.3 grams. Crude strike (much central flatness) but with bold date, 2

assayers, much legend and full crown, toned Fine+ with hairline edgecrack. Estimate: $150-$225.

778. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1672E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT347. 28.7 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves (well centered), good but

slightly off-center cross, lightly toned VF+ with flatness in peripheries. Estimate: $250-$375.

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782. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684V+VR, very rare. S779. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1675E.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

350. 27.9 grams. Bold full pillars and cross (both well centered), lightly

toned AVF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $250-$375.

780. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E.

Two clear VR’s on pillars side but clear V on cross side, a variety that appeared in the Karon collection but is curiously unlisted in Janson and listed in Paoletti only as a 1R, as opposed to VR on cross side and V on pillars side. This specimen with good full pillars-and-waves, full but slightly corroded cross, all 3 dates and mintmarks visible, toned VF/F with small hole near edge. Estimate: $200-$300. P40; KM-26; CT-unlisted. 25.9 grams.

S-P37b; KM-26; CT-

352. 27.5 grams. High grade (XF) with very bold full pillars-and-waves

and cross (both slightly doubled), 3 dates, toned fields, edge-crack. Estimate: $250-$375.

783. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1684VR. S-P40; KM-26; CTBroad flan with bold 84 date in legend in addition to both other (interior) dates, full but partially flat pillars-and-waves and cross, Fine+ with weak spots and patchy toning, neat hole near edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

367. 27.0 grams.

781. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1682V. S-P39; KM-26; CT-364. 25.4 grams. Good full pillars-and-waves and cross despite light surface

corrosion (unspecified salvage), Fine+ overall, with large edge-split, good toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

784. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1685VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT368. 25.9 grams. Nice full pillars-and-waves, full but doubled cross, 3 dates and mintmarks, richly old-toned Fine+ with crude hole at edge. Estimate: $200-$300.

785. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT372. 26.9 grams. Richly toned AVF with full pillars-and-waves, messily

doubled cross, all 3 dates and mintmarks and assayers, king’s ordinal II, but entire edge hammered inward for some strange reason. Estimate: $200-$300.

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786. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT-

789. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1697F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-385.

374. 26.6 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves, nice but slightly doubled

25.6 grams. Good full pillars with bold date and assayer, 7 of date in

full cross-lions-castles, attractively toned AXF with faint green spot in center of cross. Estimate: $350-$500.

legend as well, full but crude cross with peripheral flatness, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $350-$500.

790. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1699F. S-P42; KM-26; CT-388. 787. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1690VR. S-P40; KM-26; CT376. 27.1 grams. Technically high grade (XF) but somewhat crude, with

nearly full pillars and cross, toned fields, natural point on edge from ragged crack. Estimate: $150-$225.

26.3 grams. Good full cross and pillars, both well centered, with 2 full assayers, 2 dates and mintmarks, lightly toned AVF with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

788. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1697CH, very rare. S-P41; 791. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1701Y/F, very rare, finest Full pillars-and-waves with bold date and clear assayers, second date below full cross, richly old-toned VF with 2 parallel edge-cuts long ago. Estimate: $500-$750.

KM-26; CT-384. 23.7 grams.

known.

S-P43; KM-26; CT-unlisted. 26.5 grams. This over-assayer is unlisted in Paoletti and is represented by only 4 known examples, of which this one is the best, with full pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 bold assayers showing clear Y/F on both sides of the coin, 2+ dates, AXF with toned fields. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

792. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-863. 26.7 grams. Great full cross, full pillars, 2 dates and assayers, toned VF, choice for the era. Estimate: $300-$450.

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793. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1703Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-863. 25.5 grams. Bold details but off-center strike, rather chunky flan, toned

797. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1714Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-874.

VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

26.9 grams. Full but slightly doubled pillars, the date not 100% certain

as a result, full but mostly flat cross, 3 assayers, AVF for era with toned fields, small edge-split. Estimate: $150-$225.

794. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1704Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-864. 27.3 grams. Bold full pillars, full but weaker cross, 2 dates, 3 assayers

and mintmarks, toned Fine+ with edge-split. Estimate: $200-$300.

798. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1716Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-876. 27.0 grams. Choice, round specimen with bold date between full pillars,

full cross with second date below, lightly toned AVF, much better than normal for this era. Estimate: $250-$375.

795. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1706Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-866. 26.0 grams. Crude About Fine with much flatness but still nearly full

pillars and clear date and assayer, the cross double-struck. Estimate: $175-$250.

799. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1717Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-877. 26.6 grams. Double-struck but with nice tops of pillars, nearly full cross, 2 dates, 3 mintmarks, ragged edge (as made), lightly toned VF. Estimate: $150-$225.

796. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1709Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-869. 25.7 grams. Very odd shape with narrow extension beyond the rest of

the flan, which itself has 4 sharp points, the strike quite crude (doubled and weak) but with clear date in the pillars and waves, About Fine or so with spots of toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

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803. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1722Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-882. 26.6 grams. Crude strike (typical) with much flatness but clear pillars

800. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1717Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-877. and cross, parts of all 3 assayers, technically no worse than AVF, with 27.3 grams. Double-struck pillars with clear date, nice right half of

cross with bold assayer and part of king’s name, VF for wear but much flatness, dark patch to left of pillars. Estimate: $150-$225.

toning in crevices. Curiously, this date is much commoner than the 1721 or 1723, which are both rare. Estimate: $175-$250.

801. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1721Y, rare. S-P43a; KM-31; 804. Potosí, Bolivia, 8 reales, 1723Y, rare (missing in CT-881. 25.1 grams. Curious coin with very irregular edge (even with a narrow extension in one place), full pillars-and-waves and cross, 3 bold assayers, 2 dates, AVF with toning on fields and some flat areas. Estimate: $250-$375.

Karon), possibly finest known. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-883. 24.6 grams. Incredible coin with 3 FULL dates (including a very bold 1723 in the legend), excellent full cross, full but doubled pillars-and-waves, toned VF, the best example among the 7 or so we have ever seen. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

802. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1722Y. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-882. 26.7 grams. Choice specimen with full and well-centered pillars and

cross, 3 full assayers, 2 dates and mintmarks, toned fields, AVF overall, much better than usual for this era. Estimate: $350-$500.

805. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1724Y, rare. S-P43a; KM-31; CT-884. 26.1 grams. Bold pillars-and-waves with clear date and full PLV-

SVL-TRA, crude full cross with well-detailed castles and bold assayer, Fine with toned fields. Estimate: $300-$450.

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806. Original die for pillars side of a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal, 1725Y, (Louis I), unique and highly important. S-P43b; KM-R35; CT-20. 1226 grams, approx. 2-1/4" square x 2-1/2" tall. Never

before have we offered a cob die, let alone one for a Louis I Royal! According to our research of extant coins, 3 different pillars sides (different dies) are known of the 8R 1725 Royal, none of which matches the die in this lot, although the punches on this die are clearly genuine and show the trefoil ornaments in the legend that were only used for Royals. While this die does appear a bit “shallow” in terms of depth of detail (also with some surface corrosion), undoubtedly this is the normal result of a life of striking coins. Virtually no other dies of this period exist outside museums for comparison (the only one ever available for sale to our knowledge being the 2R Royal 1737M specimen in Karon), but the shape and structure of this piece are commensurate with a series of early-1800s portrait dies that entered the numismatic market over the past several years. The rest of the die appears very old and well used too, with the hammer end somewhat blunted from use and the tapering sides (squarish-octagonal in cross-section) well patinated. A thoroughly exciting piece of numismatic history, one of a kind, and of critical importance to the serious collector. Estimate: $5,000-up.

807. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1726Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; 808. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-826. KM-35; CT-25. 26.3 grams. Bold

full cross with P to left and Y to right, full but doubled pillars with clear 6 of date (hence Louis I by default), richly old-toned Fine but very crude strike with much flatness. Estimate: $250-$375.

25.4 grams. Decent pillars with bold denomination, clear date and assayer and mintmark, full but doubled cross with bold mintmark, crude and chunky per the type, Fine+ with toned fields. Estimate: $250-$375.

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809. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1733YA, ex-“Americas” collection, rare. S-P45; KM-31a; CT-830. 26.6 grams. Typically chunky (and with ragged edges) but with good full pillars (slightly doubled) with bold date and mintmark and assayer, nearly full but off-center cross, toned VF+, desirable pedigree that is not often seen because so much of it went unheralded into later collections. Also note the YA assayer is rare and probably worked only at the end of 1732 and beginning of 1733. Pedigreed to the “Americas” collection (Kagin’s, 1983), lot 1264. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

810. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1736E. S-P46; KM-31a; CT-833. 28.2 grams. Full pillars-and-waves with very bold date, nearly full cross,

typically chunky but no worse than AVF, with some toning and light surface corrosion. Estimate: $250-$375.

811. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1743C. S-P49; KM-31a; CT-843. 15.9 grams. Curiously cut down around the edges in its time (to make it a 4R?) but with bold centers (cross and pillars), particularly bold date, AVF and nicely toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

812. Potosí, Bolivia, complete denomination set of 8-4-21-1/2 reales of 1745q, all but the 1R ex-Sellschopp. S-P50. 52.4 grams total. Typically old-toned F-VF with generally good crosses

and pillars, the 8R and 4R particularly bold, the 1R also bold but holed at edge and apparently used to replace the original coin in the set, good pedigree. The 8, 4, 2 and 1/2R pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection (lot 893 in SBC 9/88). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

813. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1751q. S-P52; KM-40; CT-363. 814. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1755q. S-P54; KM-40; CT-372. 26.6 grams. Very crude flan with crazy splits and ragged edges and

25.8 grams. Bold full cross, full pillars, clear date and 3 assayers, VF+

uneven thickness, full and bold pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 dates, toned Fine+. Estimate: $300-$450.

but chunky per the type. Estimate: $200-$300.

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817. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1764V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT951. 26.9 grams. Deeply old-toned XF (choice grade) with bold full pillars-and-waves with clear date and assayers, good full cross with bold second date below, chunky as usual and with edge-crack but well above average for this era. Estimate: $400-$600.

815. Potosí, Bolivia, partial denomination set of 8-4-2-1 reales of 1762V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT-949. 49.2 grams total. Deeply oldtoned specimens, commensurate with the supposed Sellschopp pedigree (but no photos in SBC catalog to confirm), the higher denominations typically chunky and bold and technically VF or better, but the 1R actually an odd-man-out because its date is actually 1702 (much flatter flan), which either Sellschopp or the previous cataloger misread. Possibly ex-Sellschopp (SBC 9/88 lot 930). Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

818. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1767V-(Y).

S-P57; KM-45;

Bold pillars, waves, date and assayer; bold cross with partial second date and king’s ordinal (TERT)IVS below, nontoned XF with edge-crack and very light surface corrosion in places, nicely round flan (as made), inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $175-$250. CT-954. 23.9 grams.

819. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771/0V-Y.

S-P59; KM-45;

Very bold date with blatant 1/0, one full pillar, nearly full cross, very crude and chunky as usual, AVF with lightly toned fields, some surfaces typically but inexplicably blurry (good research project!). Estimate: $250-$375. CT-961. 27.0 grams.

816. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-45; CT950. 27.1 grams. Bold full pillars with full date and both assayers, second

date in legend, good full cross with third date below, typically chunky, VF with toned fields and some green near edge. Estimate: $300$450.

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821. Lot of 2 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1763(?)V-Y and 820. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1771V-Y. S-P59; KM-45; CT-

1772V-Y. KM-45. 26.8 and 26.0 grams each. Two typical, fat chunks of

Urn-shaped flan of typically uneven thickness, good full pillars, off-center cross with bold assayer to right, 2 dates, lightly toned AVF with edge-split and hole near edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

silver, the first AVF with bold cross and decent pillars but blurry on the date, the second About Fine with old scratches, nearly full pillars with clear date, decent but incomplete cross. Estimate: $200-$300.

962. 26.5 grams.

822. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1657E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-749. 13.3 grams. Full waves with dates above and below, third date below nearly full cross, 2 assayers, richly toned VF with some flat areas and spots of encrustation. Estimate: $250-$375. 823. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1683V. S-P39; KM-25; CT-510. 13.4 grams. Good full pillars with 2 assayers and mintmarks, second date and third assayer outside partially flat cross, AVF with weak areas, light sediment on fields, some green spots. Estimate: $175-$225. 824. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1739M. S-P47; KM-30a; CT-1122. 13.0 grams. Full cross and pillars, 2 clear dates, chunky flan, toned VF. Estimate: $200-$300.

825. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1750E. S-P51; KM-39; CT-437. 10.6 grams. Bold pillars (good date and assayer), most of cross (well centered) but with light surface corrosion as from unspecified salvage, very lightly green-toned, scarce date (missing in Karon). Estimate: $175-$250. 826. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1751q/E, rare. S-P52; KM-39. 12.8 grams. Good full pillars with bold date and assayer, second date below nearly full cross, chunky VF, nicely toned, with typically crude edge that may have a small piece missing (now filled with encrustation). Estimate: $200-$300. 827. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1756q. S-P54; KM-39; CT-447. 13.0 grams. Typically crude strike on chunky flan, toned AVF. Estimate: $200-$300. 828. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1763V-Y. S-P57; KM-44; CT1156. 10.3 grams. Bold date and denomination within full pillars, good

full cross with bold mintmark, richly toned AVF with tangential part of edge clipped long ago. Estimate: $200-$300.

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829. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1767V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-1160. 13.1 grams. Crude, chunky flan with full and well-centered pillars and cross, toned Fine. Estimate: $100-$150.

830. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1768V-(Y). S-P57; KM-44; CT-1161. 13.1 grams. Bold date between pillars, good cross, toned Fine with slightly scuffed surfaces. Estimate: $150-$225.

831. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1772(V)-Y. S-P59; KM-44; CT-1165. 13.3 grams. Chunky, squarish flan with bold denomination and clear date, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $175-$250.

832. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1772V-(Y), V in upperright AND lower-right quadrants, very rare. S-P59; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 13.3 grams. Typically

crude and chunky but with clear date and significantly with the V assayer appearing at both upper right and lower right on the pillars side (an error known on 8R and 1R but not 4R until now), AVF with toned fields. Estimate: $300-up.

833. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1653E, PH at top. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-898. 8.4 grams. Large and significantly overweight flan (even

with corrosion loss on the cross side), full pillars, peripheral flatness except for bold (P)OTOS(I), Fine overall with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $70-$100.

834. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1663/1E, unique overdate.

Full pillars with clear 63/1 date (only specimen we know of), bold mintmark and 2 assayers, good cross, flat peripheries, very lightly porous (probably salvaged) but still overweight, VF overall, some toning. Estimate: $250-$375. S-P37a; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 7.6 grams.

835. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-16; CT-914. 7.1 grams. Oversized flan with 3 dates, bold king’s ordinal IIII, full but partially flat cross, full but off-center pillars, salvaged VF with toned fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

836. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1668E.

S-P37b; KM-24; CT-

Full but off-center pillars-and-waves with bold date, good cross with bold E and king’s name to right, AVF with toned fields, part of edge slightly bent. Estimate: $125-$200. 595. 5.4 grams.

837. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1676E.

S-P37b; KM-24; CT-

Oversized flan with full pillars-and-waves and cross (both slightly doubled), lustrous VF with flat areas, spots of toning, edge-split. Estimate: $80-$120.

603. 7.7 grams.

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838. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1685VR, Royal-like.

S-

P40; KM-24; CT-615. 6.8 grams. Huge round flan, with full interior details,

but really too much flatness in legend to be considered a full-fledged Royal, AVF with contrasting toning on fields, holed on edge at top of cross. Estimate: $600-$900.

839. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1687VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-618. 5.7 grams. Nice AXF with full pillars-and-waves and choice full crosslions-castles, slightly off-center strike but no flatness, lightly toned. Estimate: $200-$300.

840. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1689VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-620. 6.0 grams. Choice, bold, full pillars-and-waves, full but slightly doubled and weaker cross, 2 dates and mintmarks, 3 assayers, AVF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $175-$250.

841. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1692VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT-623. 6.5 grams. Attractively old-toned XF with choice full cross-lions-castles, bold full pillars-and-waves, 3 dates and mintmarks. Estimate: $175-$250.

842. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1696VR. S-P40; KM-24; CT627. 5.8 grams. Full pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 pillars-side dates, 3 assayers and mintmarks, full crown, toned AVF with old scratches and edge-split. Estimate: $175-$250.

843. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1697CH, rare. S-P41; KM- 845. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1725Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; Choice bold cross-lions-castles and pillars-andwaves (the latter slightly doubled), with 3 visible assayers and mintmarks, lustrous and high grade (XF+), the edge somewhat crude (as made). Estimate: $350-$500. 24; CT-629. 6.4 grams.

KM-34; CT-38. 6.5 grams. Roundish flan with edge-splits, full pillars with

bold date and assayer and denomination, full but doubled cross with second date below, Fine with toned fields. Estimate: $150-$225.

846. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, Louis I, rare. S844. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1708Y. 1330. 5.8 grams. Bold

S-P43a; KM-29; CT-

full pillars-and-waves with clear date, bold cross too, but somewhat crude overall (especially the edge) and with peripheral dark patches, AVF overall. Estimate: $60-$90.

P43b; KM-34; CT-39. 7.2 grams. Bold denomination and clear date between full pillars, both Y’s on the outside, bold cross with second date and third assayer, bold king’s ordinal PR(IMERO) in legend, lightly toned VF+ with ragged edge (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

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851. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1758q. S-P54; KM-38; CT-519. 6.5 grams. Good full cross with bold assayer, full pillars with bold

847. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1726Y, (Louis I). S-P43b; date, well-centered Fine+ with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $100KM-34; CT-39. 5.5 grams. Bold full pillars-and-waves, full cross with flan

$150.

lamination, VF with contrastingly toned fields, very light surface corrosion. Estimate: $175-$250.

848. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1731M. S-P44; KM-29a; CT-

852. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1655E, mounted pillars-

Good full pillars-and-waves and cross, 2 bold dates, Fine+ with light toning, inexplicably underweight. Estimate: $125$200.

side out in 14K necklace-bezel. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1055. 6.9 grams

1352. 4.1 grams.

total. Excellent full cross-lions-castles with bold date, full pillars-and-

waves with second date, typically small features with flatness in peripheries, lightly corroded AXF. Estimate: $200-$300.

849. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1746q, very rare as made 853. Lot of two Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R 1659E. S-P37a; KM-13; S-P50; KM-29a; CT-1375. 4.5 grams.

CT-1059. 5.1 grams total. Both decent VF with clear details, no problems,

Zoomorphic cobs are highly sought and sell for a premium. This example appears to be a sideways view of a condor whose wings to the side have broken off (presumably cut down to too narrow a point), with bold details (especially the date and assayer and mintmark) on a specially prepared flan of even thickness and enough breadth to accommodate the design, attractively toned AVF with 2 holes, one of very few true zoomorphic cobs known (as opposed to cut-down normal cobs). Estimate: $500-up.

both toned but one much darker than the other. Estimate: $80-$120.

in a bird shape at the mint.

854. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1662E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1062. 3.2 grams. Excellent full pillars-and-waves with 2 bold dates, good full

cross with third date, lightly toned VF with curious point on edge. Estimate: $90-$135.

855. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1665E. S-P37a; KM-13; CT-1065. 3.1 grams. Choice full pillars-and-waves with 2 FULL dates and

850. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1754q/C, very rare. S-P54; assayers, good cross with third date and assayer, full king’s ordinal

KM-38. 6.4 grams. Bold denomination and q/C at top of pillars side, good full cross with bold mintmark, very thick flan, non-toned VF, only the second specimen of this overdate we have seen in 20 years of research. Estimate: $200-$300.

IIII, well-centered VF with light toning and a few old marks on the pillars but overall quite choice for the date. Estimate: $175-$250.

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856. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E, ex-Sellschopp. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 3.2 grams. Great full pillars-and-waves with bold date, good cross with second date below and bold mintmark to left, old-toned XF with traces of old Sellschopp sticker on cross, excellent quality and desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Sellschopp collection. Estimate: $200-$300. 857. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1677E. S-P37b; KM-23; CT-713. 1.7 grams. Broad flan with good full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2 dates and assayers, deeply toned, non-salvage AVF that is inexplicably half the weight it should be. Estimate: $70-$100. 858. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1679C. S-P38; KM-23; CT-716. 2.2 grams. Bold C and date above full waves, second C to right of and clear date below good cross, old-toned VF. Estimate: $90-$135.

859. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1683V, mounted in 14K necklace-bezel (shark with diamonds for eyes). S-P39; KM-23; CT-721. 9.7 grams total. Lightly toned VF+ with 2 dates, bold waves, good cross, well centered and attractively aligned so that both sides are straight up in the gold bezel, which has more value than the coin itself. Estimate: $200-$300.

860. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1683V. S-P39; KM-23; CT-721. 3.1 grams. Round flan (lightly shaved long ago) with good full pillars-andwaves, slightly off-center cross, 2 dates, richly toned Fine+. Estimate: $50-$75. 861. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1683V. S-P39; KM-23; CT-721. 3.3 grams. Bold full pillars with clear date, nearly full cross with good lion and castle, XF with light orange sediment on fields. Estimate: $60-$90. 862. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1694VR. S-P40; KM-23; CT-733. 2.4 grams. Good full cross and pillars-and-waves, 2 dates, AVF with toned fields. Estimate: $70-$100.

863. Lot of 7 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Charles II, various dates, assayers E (1) and VR (6). KM-23. 17.7 grams total. Clear dates, generally decent crosses and/or pillars, grades anywhere from Fine to XF, mostly nicely toned, one probably clipped but no holes or corrosion, one with interesting flipover double-strike, dates as follows: 1678E, 1685VR, 1686VR, 1687VR (2), 1691VR and 1697VR. Estimate: $250-$375.

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864. Lot of 9 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Charles II, various dates, 4 different assayers. KM-23. 19.9 grams total. Non-toned FVF with generally good crosses and clear dates, no holes or corrosion, as follows: 1655E, 1666E, 1678E, 1679C, 1682V, 1688VR (2), 1689VR and 1691VR. Estimate: $350-$500.

865. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real Royal, 1724Y, very rare.

S-P43a; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted.

3.5 grams. Round and thin and evenly struck (unlike

the regular issues), with bold full central details on both sides (no legends, 3 assayers and 2 dates, VF with toned fields, tiny hole at edge below cross, first specimen of this date and denomination we have seen. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

866. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1726Y, Louis I. S-P43b; KM-33; Full pillars with bold denomination and date in between, the cross somewhat crude but all richly old-toned and no worse than Fine+. Estimate: $90-$135. CT-50. 2.5 grams.

867. Lot of 6 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Philip V, various dates, 3 different assayers. 15.5 grams total. Decent F-VF, some toned, with generally clear dates and/or crosses, one holed but none salvaged, dates as follows: 1704Y, 1714Y, 1719Y, 1730M, 1733E and 1734E. Estimate: $200-$300.

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868. Lot of 6 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Philip V, various 869. Lot of 7 Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1R of Ferdinand VI and dates, 3 different assayers (where visible). 17.4 grams total. Fine on average, some toned, no holes or salvage, with decent crosses and pillars and clear dates on all, as follows: 1730M, 1733(E or YA), 1735E, 1738M, 1743(C) and 1745q. Estimate: $200-$300.

Charles III, various dates, assayers q and V-Y (where visible). 20.6 grams total. Typically crude and chunky, F-VF, no holes or salvage, dates as follows: 1748q, 1756q, 1757q, 1758q, 1760V-(Y), 1762(V-Y) and 1763V-(Y). Estimate: $200-$300.

870. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1654E, P-pomegranate-E at top, rare. S-P37a; KM-B12; CT-1179. 2.1 grams. Full crown, P-pomegranate-E, monogram and date,

with 54 of second date in legend; good full cross with king’s ordinal IIII, Fine with faint toning. Estimate: $60-$90.

871. Potosí, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1675 (4-digit date). S-P37b; KM-22; CT-827. 0.7 gram. Choice bold date in 4 digits below full monogram, good full cross, toned and

salvaged but not overly corroded (Fine or better). Estimate: $50-$75.

Other Silver Cobs Dominican Republic

872. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1/2 real, Charles-Joanna, no assayer (F), motto with P in middle and S to right of pillars, extremely rare. S-SD1; KM-24; CT-189. 1.6 grams. Choice full legends (a mix of Gothic and Latin) and inner details (pillars and banner on one side, crowned K and Y for Karolvs and Yohana on the other), attractively toned VF with slightly porous surfaces. Santo Domingo colonial silver coins are the rarest of all! Estimate: $3,000-$4,500.

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873. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer oF, with “S” countermark indicating importation to and use in Jamaica (Santiago, 1581-2), very rare. S-SD1; CT-Type 134. 2.8 grams. Darkly toned Fine with clear pillars and crowned Y, the latter with full oF to left and full S countermark of the long, thin variety, which links to a scheme whereby the governor imported coins from Santo Domingo and made a huge profit in the exchange rate from his cost of 1/25 real to a circulating value of 1/11 real per coin! With small “First Coins of the Caribbean” certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

874. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer F, with (full) anchor countermark indicating importation to and use in Jamaica (1611-16). S-SD1; CT-Type 134. 3.3 grams. Dark-brown Fine with lots of green encrustation that in fact highlights the bold countermark on the Y side, the other side with full but lightly corroded pillars and much legend (Gothic letters). The second importation to Jamaica indicated by this countermark had an exchange value of 1/7 real per coin. With small “First Coins of the Caribbean” certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

875. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Charles-Joanna, assayer oF. S-SD1; CT-Type 134. 4.1 grams. Lightly corroded but with much original copper color, Fine with bold oF to left and denomination oIIII to right of crowned Y. Estimate: $35-$50.

876. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, copper 4 maravedís, Philip II, assayer X, extremely rare.

S-SD2; CT-

846 (under Segovia). 3.7 grams. Salvaged but well-detailed VF with crude

edge (as made), castle variety with even-height turrets and rectangular windows and tressure dimples at 1-3-5-7-9-11 o’clock, full oSDmonogram mintmark to left and assayer X to right, pomegranate below, much legend, mostly red but with some dark brown color. Estimate: $200-$300.

Guatemala

877. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 1753J, with small heart countermark. S-G1a; KM-12; CT-285. 26.8 grams. Typically rectangular flan with full pillars design, bold mintmark, tops of digits of date, off-center shield with full crown, bold assayer and clear denomination, holed near edge as usual but nicely old-toned and higher grade than most (VF), also with tiny heart-shaped countermark with 3 raised dots inside it that is centered on the shield side, probably a private mark from the West Indies in the late 1700s (also known on a Potosí 2R and a contemporary counterfeit 1/2R, both dated 1772), very clearly old and well crafted. Estimate: $250-$375.

878. Guatemala, cob 8 reales, 175(?)(J), no hole. S-G1a; KMExcellent full crown and shield, bold pillars with full mintmark G but just the 17 of the date, lightly toned and nice grade for the type (VF), rather scarce without a hole and also lacking any countermark like most. Estimate: $100-$150. 12. 26.6 grams.

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879. Guatemala, cob 4 reales, 1750J, rare.

S-G1a; KM-11; CT-

391. 12.5 grams. Full 17 and upper half

of 50 of date below waves, full assayer J to left of shield, but typically crude (Fine or so), with tiny hole near edge and with prominent solder-mark in center. Estimate: $200-$300.

880. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1734/3?(J), rare. S-G1; KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 5.1 grams. Full date with last digit clearly involving a 3 (rare no matter what), bold denomination 2 on other side, richly toned AVF, off-center strike with peripheral hole. Estimate: $80-$120.

881. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1751J. S-G1a; KM-10; CT-456. 6.4 grams. Excellent Fine+ specimen on a curiously heart-shaped flan with the pillars side nicely oriented with the shape (and with strategically placed hole), the date 100% full and bold, also full assayer to left of good shield, attractively toned. Estimate: $200-$300. 882. Guatemala, cob 2 reales, 1751J. S-G1a; KM-10; CT-456. 6.2 grams. Full and bold date below full pillars-and-worlds (nice crown), weaker shield side, Fine overall with nice toning, typical hole (crude) near edge. Estimate: $90-$135. 883. Guatemala, cob 1 real, 1737(J). S-G1; KM-3; CT-1459. 3.2 grams. Interesting flan with point that extends well beyond the design, full shield, one full pillar, bold mintmark and 37 of date, toned VF with touch of corrosion, scarce as unholed. Estimate: $100-$150. 884. Guatemala, cob 1/2 real, 1753J, rare. S-G1a; KM-8; CT-622. 1.3 grams. Oblong flan with well-centered design, full but crude date, full assayer, About Fine with toned fields, typically holed at one end. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of April 4-5, 1997 (as 1733 date), with lot-tag #3094. Estimate: $100-$150.

Miscellaneous New World issues

885. Seville, Spain (special issue struck for the Americas), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, ••• flanking shield, mintmark S on reverse, very rare. CT-389. 3.1 grams. Before coins were made in the New World, Ferdinand and Isabel attempted several importations of coins from Spain, starting with this special issue with a crowned F inserted between the yoke and arrows on reverse. This specimen is a jewel, with choice bold details on both sides, fully struck interiors and legends and crown, VF+ with attractively toned fields. Estimate: $1,000$1,500.

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886. Spain (mint uncertain), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, with C countermark for Panama (?), very rare. 3.0 grams. In the very early 1500s, before coins were struck in the Americas, the special “crowned-F” issues for importation to the New World were followed at some point by a recently discovered series of countermarks using the letters C and P, both believed to stand for Panama (the C referring to Castilla del Oro, the original name for that area), which is where all known specimens have been found except for some from a shipwreck off Cuba. This C specimen is very bold and deep, resulting in a prominent protrusion on the other side, the host with full arrows and good crowned shield and much legend despite light corrosion, small piece of edge missing, toned AVF overall. Estimate: $250-up.

887. Spain (mint uncertain), 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, clipped down to 1/2R size and countermarked with rampant lion in crenellated border (unattributed but probably Caribbean), very rare. 1.6 grams. This currently unattributed countermark has been seen one other time, on a Mexican Charles-Joanna “Late Series” 1R that was similarly cut down to 1/2R weight (see lot 749 in our Auction #7), indicating that the issue probably dates to the late 1500s, at a time when Caribbean silver coins were virtually non-existent. Like the other example, this coin is well worn (VG, but with VF countermark) and richly old-toned all over, perfectly round from the trim-down, bold arrows and most of shield. Estimate: $350-$500.

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888. Mixed lot of ten 2R, 1R and 1/2R cobs, various mints, Philip IV to Ferdinand VI. 22.7 grams total. Nice mix of generally problem-free F-VF, mostly toned, as follows: 2R Potosí 1735E; 1R Lima “1739”R (tooled from 1749); 1/2R Lima 1694, 1721, 1741V, 1745V, 1746V; 1/2R Potosí Philip IV, Ferdinand VI; and finally a distinctive 1/2R of 1627 that is variously attributed to Colombia, Potosí and Spain. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Spain Ferdinand-Isabel 889. Seville, Spain, 4 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S to left of shield, assayer Gothic D above yoke. CT-211. 12.5 grams. Choice, attractively toned XF with full details (Latin legends and inner details), slight bend and edge-split but otherwise a gem. Estimate: $250-$375.

890. Granada, Spain, 2 reales, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark G to left of shield, assayer R to right of arrows. CT-247. 6.7 grams. Nice full shield and crown, bold full arrows and yoke, much legend (Latin), lightly toned VF with trace of mount at top, mintmark as

oGo and denomination as oII. Estimate: $125-$200.

891. Burgos, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark B below yoke-and-arrows, ermine at end of reverse legend. CT-286. 2.8 grams. Choice XF shield side with full details including crown and legend (Gothic), full but lightly corroded reverse as from unidentified salvage, contrasting toning on fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

892. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, single dots flanking shield (unlisted), mintmark S to left of arrows. CTunlisted. 3.3 grams. Bold full shield and crown, yoke-and-arrows, nearly full legends (Latin except for Gothic A’s), slightly encrusted AXF with hairline edge-split. Estimate: $125-$200.

893. Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, circlets flanking shield, backwards-S mintmark to left of yoke-andarrows (no star). CT-unlisted. 3.2 grams. Good full crown and shield, slightly crude reverse with much legend (Latin) on both sides, VF/XF with patchy toning and hint of corrosion. Estimate: $60-$90.

894. Toledo, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, assayer M above mintmark T below yoke.

Good full arrows, full yoke on other side with bold MT, much bold legend (Latin), especially the king’s name, lightly toned AVF. Estimate: $70-$100. CT-494. 1.6 grams.

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895. Toledo, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M-incircle. CT-414. 13.6 grams. Superb full shield and cross-lions-castles, bold mintmark-assayer and denomination, VF with gorgeously rich toning all over, tangential test-cut (old) in edge. Estimate: $150-$225.

896. Valladolid, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, 1592F, date on both obverse (to left of shield) and reverse (in legend at 11 o’clock). CT-449. 13.7 grams. Super-choice XF+ with gorgeous full shield, bold full cross-lions-castles, bold 92 date and wavy-lines mintmark to left, assayer F and denomination IIII to right of shield, bottom tips of second 92 date at 11 o’clock on cross side, richly oldtoned all over. Estimate: $600-$900.

897. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales 1597(B).

CT-406. 13.2 grams.

Full and bold 4-digit date to right of good full shield, full but weaker cross, toned Fine+ with large hole at one end of the cross. Estimate: $60-$90.

Philip III

898. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip III, 1613(?)D. CT272; KM-33.4. 13.6 grams. Good full cross-lions-castles, full crown above

899. Granada, Spain, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer M above mintmark G to right, OMN(IVM) in obverse legend.

most of shield with bold mintmark S and weaker assayer D to left, bold 61 and tail of 3 of date (could be a 5, 7 or 9), lustrous AXF with flat areas and spotty toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

CT-Type 104. 6.7 grams. Full shield with bold MG to right and denomination II to left, good full cross with especially nice lions, lightly toned VF+. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Ancient Coins Ancient Greece Aegina 900. Aegina, AR stater, 430-370 BC. Sear 2600; Milbank pl. 2, 12. 12.3 grams. Land tortoise with segmented shell / Square incuse with skew pattern. Lightly toned VF with crude edge (as made). Estimate: $350-$500.

Appolonia 901. Appolonia, Pontika, AR drachm, 450-400 BC. SNG BMC Facing gorgoneion / Upright anchor; A and crayfish flanking; all in circular incuse. Attractively toned VF, well centered. Estimate: $150-$225. 160. 2.9 grams.

Argolis 902. Argolis, Argos, AR triobol, 125-80 BC, magistrate Damar-. BCD Peloponnesos 1145. 2.3 grams. Forepart of wolf at bay right / Large A with Delta and A above, MAP below, trident head below crossbar. Lightly rainbow-toned VF with minor edge-splits. Estimate: $200-$300.

Calabria

Corinthia

903. Calabria, Tarentum, AR nomos, circa 272-240 BC, magistrate Aristokle. Vlasto, 877-881; SNG ANS 1202. 5.8 grams.

904. Corinthia, Corinth, AR stater, ca. 345-307 B.C. Pegasi

Warrior on horseback right, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third; DI behind, API-STO/KL[HS] in two lines below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding kantharos and trident; to right, head of nymph right. Toned AVF with slightly crude edge (as made). Estimate: $150-$225.

382; Ravel 1064; BCD Corinth 125. 8.4 grams. Pegasos flying left / Head of

Athena facing right wearing Corinthian helmet, N and bucranium behind. Lustrous XF with full details, slightly spotty toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Egypt 905. Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt, AR tetradrachm, Cleopatra III & Ptolemy IX Soter II (Lathyros), 116-107 BC, Alexandria mint, dated RY 8 (110/9 BC). Svoronos 1669; SNG Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings closed; LH (date) to left, PA to right. Richly toned VF, lots of detail despite short flan. Estimate: $100-$150.

Copenhagen 352. 14.4 grams.

Kings of Macedon

906. Kings of Macedon, Ancient Greece, AR tetradrachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Amphipolis mint, struck under Cassander, Philip IV or Alexander V, circa 310-294 BC. Mueller 73; Price 485; Ehrhardt 47. 17.1 grams. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left; torch before; below throne, dolphin right. Choice, lustrous XF. Estimate: $500-$750.

907. Kings of Macedon, Ancient Greece, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Miletos mint, struck circa 290-270 BC. Price 2151; Muller 1057. 4.2 grams. Head of Herakles right, in lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left; civic monogram (MI) in left field. Nice AXF, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

908. Kings of Macedon, Ancient Greece, AR drachm, Alexander III (“the Great”), 336-323 BC, Miletos mint, struck circa 290-270 BC. Price 2151; Muller 1057. 4.2 grams. Head of Herakles right, in lion’s skin headdress / Zeus seated left; civic monogram (MI) in left field. Well-detailed VF with light toning, off-center obverse. Estimate: $175-$250.

Macedonia 909. Macedonia, Ancient Greece under Roman Protectorate, 1st Meris, AR tetradrachm, 168/158-149 BC, Amphipolis mint. AMNG III/1, 178; Liampi, Schild M55; SNG Ashmolean Diademed head of Artemis right, with quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield; shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents / Club of Herakles within oak wreath; monograms around, thunderbolt to left. Bold VF, lightly toned and well detailed, some luster. Estimate: $250-$375. 3299. 17.3 grams.

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Moesia 910. Moesia, Istros, AR 1/5 stater, 4th century BC. SNG BM Facing male heads, the left one inverted / Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; H between wing and dolphin. Nicely toned VF with bold details. Estimate: $150-$225.

234v. 1.4 grams.

Mysia 911. Mysia, Prokonnesos, AR hemidrachm, 411-387 BC, rare.

SNG von Aulock 1437; SNG Copenhagen 551; SNG Dewing 2215. 2.5 grams. Female head (Kore Soteira?) left, hair in sphendone, wearing

loop earring and pearl necklace / Amphora; PiPO-KON around; all within shallow incuse circle. Bold Fine with well-centered portrait, toned around details. Estimate: $500-$750.

Persia

Parthia

912. Kings of Parthia, AR drachm, Mithradates II. 121-91 913. Ancient Persia, AR siglos, Xerxes I (480-450 BC). BC, Rhagai mint.

Sellwood 27.1; Shore 85; Sear 7371. 4.2 grams.

Diademed and draped bust left / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. Richly toned XF with sharp details, some original luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

Persian king or hero in kneelingrunning stance right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. Lightly toned Fine with hint of luster on fields. Estimate: $125-$200.

Carradice Type IIIb A/B. 5.5 grams.

Phoenicia 914. Phoenicia, Tyre, 1/2 shekel, Melkart, 126/5 BC-65/6 AD, encapsulated NGC Ch F. BMC 133 var. Laureate

bust of Melkart right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; LM (date) and club to left, Phoenician A between legs, Delta to right. Very lightly toned, nicely centered. Estimate: $600-$900.

Thrace

915. Thrace, Pantikapaion, AE 19, 325-304 BC. SNGBM Black Sea 894; MacDonald 116/1. 5.8 grams. Head of satyr left, wearing ivy wreath / Bow above arrow with Pi + AN below. Bold VF with deep, dark toning all over. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Ancient Rome Roman Republic

916. Roman Republic, AR denarius, moneyer Cn. Lucretius Trio, Rome mint (136 BC). Crawford 237/1a; Sydenham 450; Lucretia 1. 3.8 grams. Helmeted head of

Roma right; X (mark of value) below chin / Dioscuri on horseback riding right. Well-detailed but very slightly porous VF with toning around features, dark spot near reverse edge, old scuff and flaw in face. Estimate: $100-$150.

917. Roman Republic, AR denarius, moneyer Lucius Appuleius Saturninus. Rome mint (104 BC). Sear 193; Crawford 317/3b; Sydenham 578a; RSC Appuleia 1. 4.0 grams. Helmeted head of

Roma left / Saturn driving quadriga right; N above quadriga. Deeply rainbow-toned AVF, well centered and well detailed. Estimate: $100-$150. 918. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military mint (49 BC). Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006. 3.7 grams. Elephant r., trampling on horned serpent; CAESAR in exergue / Pontifical emblems: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. AVF with very nice elephant set off with toning, off-center reverse. Estimate: $350-$500.

919. Roman Republic, AR denarius, Julius Caesar, military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain (late 46 to early 45 BC). RRC 468/1a; BMCRR Spain 89; B. Iulia 11; Sydenham 1014; Catalli 2001, 679. 4.2 grams. Head of Venus r., wearing diadem; behind, Cupid / Trophy with oval shield and carnyx in each hand; below, two captives: male and female (Gallia); in ex. CAESAR. Deeply old-toned AVF, off-center but fully detailed, minor edge-splits. Estimate: $350-$500.

Roman Empire

Byzantine Empire

920. Roman Empire, AR antoninianus, Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD. RIC 29c. 3.8 grams. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Very lustrous and apparently Uncirculated, on an oversized, oval-shaped flan. Estimate: $125-$200.

922. Byzantine Empire (Constantinople mint), AV histamenon nomisma, Romanus III, 1020-1034 AD. DOC 1; Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne / Romanus standing facing, wearing crown, saccos, and loros, holding globus cruciger, and being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing to right. AVF on slightly oversized flan, bold details, hint of luster. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Sear 1819. 4.3 grams.

921. Roman Empire, AV solidus, Valentinian I, 364-375 AD, Antioch mint, struck 364 AD. RIC IX 2b; Depeyrot 20/1. 4.2 grams. Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right /

Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe; cross//*ANTB*. AVF with light red toning, minor old marks on bust. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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World Silver Coins Antigua 923. Antigua, copper 1 farthing, 1836. KM-Tn1. 4.2 grams. Deep brown VF, no problems. Actually a private token, issued by merchants Hannay and Coltart around 1850 (the 1836 date being the year of the firm’s founding). Estimate: $100-$150.

Argentina United Provinces of Río de la Plata 924. Argentina (Potosí), 8 soles, 1815FL.

KM-15. 26.5 grams.

AU with traces of original luster, crude rims in places, resulting in some weak lettering, popular series. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

925. Argentina (La Rioja), 1 real, 1824DS, encapsulated ANACS EF 40, ex-Dana Roberts collection, rare.

KM-17.

Nice strike (especially the sunface), with hint of luster in fields. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

Buenos Aires

926. Argentina (Buenos Aires), copper 2 reales, 1844, encapsulated ANACS EF 45. KM-8. Bold strike, dark color with tinge of silver on most of the surface. Estimate: $100-$150.

927. Argentina (Buenos Aires), copper 2 reales, 1853, encapsulated ANACS AU 50. KM-9. Pleasing red-brown color, bold strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

928. Argentina (Buenos Aires), copper 2 reales, 1861, encapsulated ANACS scratched / AU 50 details. KM-11. Nice red color, light die-clashing, slightly crude strike with weak areas, minute corrosion, one faint scratch on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Córdoba

929. Argentina (Córdoba), 8 reales, 1852, broken-die variety (very rare). KM-32. 26.1 grams. Choice AU with muted luster, nice strike except for hairline die-crack across entire castle side, small rim-flaw. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

933. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1839P-P, Type III. Janson-7.1.1; KM-2.2. 0.7 gram. More refined style, broad flan, Fine+ with toned fields, interesting as showing a furthering of the die-crack to the right of the 9 that is only faintly visible in Janson. Estimate: $100-$150.

934. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1839P-P, Type IV, very 930. Argentina (Córdoba), 4 reales, 1852. KM-31. 13.5 grams. rare. Janson-10.1.2; KM-2.2. 0.7 gram. Bold details, Fine+ with contrasting Very lightly toned AU, good strike, die-crack from bottom of castle to rim. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

toning, holed near edge. According to Janson, this type with 5 flags flanking the castle is quite a bit rarer and more valuable than the others. Estimate: $300-$450.

931. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1839P-P, Type II. Janson-

935. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1839P-P, Type VII.

Typically crude details but boldly struck, the P-P flanking the castle standing for assayer Pedro (Nolasco) Pizarro, VF with lightly toned fields. Estimate: $100-$150.

Janson-11.2.1; KM-2.2. 0.8 gram. Choice VF+ with bold details against darkly toned fields (good contrast). Estimate: $100-$150.

6.1.30; KM-2.2. 0.8 gram.

936. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1840P-P, Type I. Janson932. Argentina (Córdoba), 1/4 real, 1839P-P, Type II. JansonBold date below castle (slightly offcenter) with 2 windows instead of 3 (contrary to the Janson listing), crude Fine+ with slight scuffing and green spots. Estimate: $150$200. 6.1.30 (variant); KM-2.2. 0.8 gram.

Fine / VG with darkly toned fields, light old scuffing. Estimate: $100-$150. 18.1.1; KM-2.2. 0.7 gram.

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937. Argentina (C贸rdoba), 1/4 real, anepigraphic (18534), sun with eight points. Janson-68.1.1; KM-33.1. 0.6 gram. Nice XF on a slightly oversized planchet, quite nice. Estimate: $100-$150.

La Rioja 938. Argentina (La Rioja), 8 reales, 1838R. KM-8. 26.7 grams. Richly toned AU with hint of luster, small dark area on rim, choice. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Republic 939. Argentina, 1 peso (patac贸n), 1881. Janson-12 ; KM-29. 24.9 grams. Lustrous AU with very light surface hairlines, hint of toning in

legends, first date of type. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

Barbados 940. Barbados, copper penny, 1788 (large head, large pineapple). KM-Tn8. 13.4 grams. Well-circulated About Fine on an undersized flan with no rims (new variety?), couple of edge-bumps, darkly toned, interesting and popular Caribbean issue that is largely considered a merchant token. Estimate: $80-$120.

Bolivia (colonial) Pillars 941. Potos铆, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JR, fancy 9. KM-50; CT-970. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned AU-, well struck and starting to re-tone nicely, desirable variety that is rare in high grade like this. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

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942. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1769JR, regular 9 / fancy 9. KM-50; CT-unlisted. 26.8 grams. Bold XF with spots of toning here and there, scarce and interesting variety that actually is a muling because the fancy-9 issue shows a dot after the king’s name, which this does not. Estimate: $500-$750.

943. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1767JR. Deeply toned VF with weak rims, a few stray marks, large hole at top. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-49; CT-1167. 13.0 grams.

945. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1770JR. KM-49; CT-1172. 13.4 grams. Deeply toned AXF, no problems. Estimate:

$300-$450.

944. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 4 reales, Charles III, 1769JR, 946. Potosí, Bolivia, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1769/8JR, fancy 9. KM-49; CT-1170. 12.9 grams. Bold VF with nice toning, rimbump and old mark in field under QUE, small v-punch on lion’s foot (chopmark?), desirable variety. Estimate: $250-$375.

fancy 9, very rare overdate. KM-48; CT-1378. 6.4 grams. AVF with attractively contrasting toning on fields. Fine scratches below QUE, clear 9/8 overdate (no values given in KM). Estimate: $175-$250.

Busts 947. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774JR, encapsulated NGC MS 62. KM-55; CT-974. Excellent strike, highly lustrous and even somewhat prooflike, part of an old hoard that was distributed on the market recently, forcing the grading companies to be far more critical of this date than for others. Estimate: $750$1,100.

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948. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1777PR. KM-55; CT-978. 26.8 grams. Nicely toned AU with hint of

original luster,

tiny rim-ding. Estimate: $500-$750.

951. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1808PJ (struck ca. 1810-1813). KM-84; CT-599. 26.9 grams. Bold, lustrous, non-toned AU, lightly cleaned, backdated as struck between periods of anti-royalist occupation (prior to Potosí’s capture by revolutionary general Belgrano in 1813). Estimate: $125-$200.

949. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1782PR. AU with faint surface hairlines, no toning, nice bold strike, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $275-$400. KM-55; CT-986. 26.7 grams.

950. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1789PR, rare. KM-55; CT-998. 26.7 grams. Deeply purple-toned VF+, rims a bit weak (as made) due to size of flan, rare final date of type. Estimate: $250-$375.

952. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1818PJ. KM-84; CT-607. 26.9 grams. Lightly cleaned XF+, lustrous and well struck except for rim weakness. Estimate: $100-$150.

953. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1776JR. KM-54; CT-1177. 13.0 grams. Lightly toned AVF with bold date, slightly crude rims, very slightly wavy flan, popular date. Estimate: $150$225.

954. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III, 1776PR. Lightly toned F/VF with decent details and rims, no problems, popular date, and slightly better assayer for the date. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-54; CT-1178. 13.2 grams.

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955. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 4 reales, Charles III,

956. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1825J, final

1789PR, very rare. KM-54; CT-1201. 12.9 grams. Deeply toned

year of colonial coinage, rare single-letter assayer. KM-83; CT-

Fine with slightly crude rims (as made, except for one small rim-bump), old marks on bust, final date of type (nontransitional) and reportedly one of only four known (despite the KM values). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1001. 6.3 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned Fine (nicely detailed for the grade),

struck slightly off-center, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

957. Potosí, Bolivia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1779PR. KM-52; CT-1608. 3.4 grams. Lustrous AU, no toning, slight die-doubling on obverse.

Estimate: $70-$100.

Brazil

958. Brazil, 250 reis, crowned-250 countermark (Type IV, 1663) on cross side of a Lisbon, Portugal, 200 reis of John IV, salvaged. KM-33.2. 6.1 grams. Bold full crowned shield with denomination 200 to right, good full cross with full countermark showing a proper 5 (as opposed to the S seen on most), thin from corrosion but VF details overall. Estimate: $100-$150.

959. Lot of two Spain 2 reales with contemporary counterfeit countermarks for 120 reis (1800s?). 9.6 grams total. Curious pair (one a milled “pistareen” of Philip V and the other a bust 2R of 1785), both well circulated (toned VG) but with bold countermarks showing denomination 120 and Brazilian globe countermark (on the later coin only) that do not match anything official for that period but possibly are linked to Paraguay and the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70). Estimate: $100-$150.

960. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, 1810-B, “REGENES”

961. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, 1813-B, “REGENES”

error, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8R. KM-307.1. 26.8

error, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8R. KM-307.1. 26.4

grams. Slightly crude XF, somewhat lustrous (no toning), with traces

grams. Lustrous, non-toned XF with some undercoin detail on both

of undercoin in center of reverse, rare error in legend. Estimate: $400-$600.

sides (mostly central), rare error in legend. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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962. Brazil (Bahia mint), 960 reis, 1814-B, struck over a 965. Brazil, 2000 reis, Pedro II, 1889. KM-485. 25.5 grams. Mint Lima, Peru, bust 8R of assayer JP (1803-23).

KM-307.1. 26.8 grams. Bold and highly lustrous AU with just enough of the under-

State with some original luster, starting to tone. Estimate: $200$300.

coin visible to show the denomination and assayer, very flashy and attractive. Estimate: $200-up.

966. Brazil, 2000 reis, 1913, stars-and-dashes border. KM511. 19.9 grams. Better

variety for the date, lustrous and problem-free Mint State. Estimate: $100-$150.

963. Brazil, (Rio mint), 960 reis, 1817-R, struck over a Spanish colonial bust 8 reales. KM-307.3. 26.9 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF with traces of under-coin visible, nice strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

967. Brazil, 5000 reis, 1936, Santos Dumont commemorative. KM-543. 10.0 grams. Choice, prooflike BU (scarce grade), very flashy. Estimate: $300-$450.

964. Brazil (Rio mint), 960 reis, John VI, 1820-R, “SATB” error and 40-degree rotated axis, struck over Santiago, Chile, “volcano” peso, rare. Gomes-25.14; KM-unlisted. 26.4 grams. Bold and attractively toned AU with hint of luster, parts of undercoin visible including full SANTIAGO (a very rare combination), also very rare error in legend with SATB instead of STAB, unlisted in KM, a choice and problem-free coin with lots of interesting aspects. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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Canada 968. Canada, 5 cents, 1901, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM2. Faintly toned, good strike, just a hair too many tiny marks to make

Mint State. Estimate: $70-$100.

969. Canada, copper 1 cent, 1899, encapsulated NGC MS 62 BN KM-7. Nice strike and grade, with a hint of original red color and luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

Chile (colonial) Busts

972. Santiago, Chile, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1796DA. Nice VF+ with rainbow toning near edge, parts of rims slightly crude (as made), no problems. Estimate: $300$450. KM-60; CT-895. 13.3 grams.

970. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1805FJ. KM-51; CT-759. 26.5 grams. Attractively

toned AXF with hint of luster, weak centers, slightly out-of-round flan, stress-fracture in front of neck. Estimate: $300-$450.

973. Santiago, Chile, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1775DA. KM-30; CT-1418. 6.4 grams. Deeply

old-toned F/VF with parts of rims crude (as made), rare type-coin. Estimate: $300-$450.

971. Santiago, Chile, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (“admiral� bust), 1809FJ, rare.

KM-68; CT-624. 27.1 grams. Bold XF with lovely old toning, die-crack near obverse rim, off-center reverse, desirable transitional issue. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

974. Santiago, Chile, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. KM-65; CT-1224. 3.1 grams. Choice AXF with attractive old toning, beautiful strike, tiny rim-flaw on reverse. Estimate: $150-$225.

975. Santiago, Chile, 1/4 real, 1818, issued under Republic. Deeply toned VF, slightly off-center but problem-free. Interesting issue that was struck under the Republic using the old colonial design. Estimate: $125-$200. KM-73; CT-1504. 0.9 gram.

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Chile (post-colonial)

976. Chile, 2R-sized Constitution medal (jura), 1823, rare.

977. Santiago, Chile, “volcano” 2 reales, 1834IJ. KM-92. 6.9

6.7 grams. Attractive AU, lightly rainbow-toned, no problems except

grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned XF, once lightly cleaned. Estimate:

for a very minor rim-bruise. Estimate: $350-$500.

$250-$375.

978. Original steel die for Coquimbo, Chile, 1 real, (1828TH), unique and extremely important. 1232 grams, 3" tall and nearly 2" to a side. One of Latin America’s great numismatic icons is the Coquimbo peso of 1828, which contemporary documentation has confirmed was struck in three different series, of which only a few specimens of the later two are known to exist, valued in the tens of thousands of dollars today. Much less known is the fact that minor denominations were also issued by the Coquimbo mint. According to documents, on November 18, 1828, the Coquimbo mint’s director Gregorio Cordovez remitted to the Santiago mint for examination a sample consisting of 20 pesos, 20 half pesos (4 reales) and 32 half reales. Of this batch, 10 coins of each denomination were subjected to a thorough analysis of their fineness, weight, and quality of engraving and strike; all 30 coins failed the testing. But further documentary evidence from late 1829, when the mint was abandoned due to the Revolutionary movement headed by former President Ramón Freire, shows that the Coquimbo mint’s engraver and provisional assayer Theodoro Hagen had managed to produce dies for all five silver denominations, including the 1 real and 2 reales. In fact, inventories made in 1830 and 1841 specifically list “107 finished dies for pesos, fours, twos, reales, and halves, engraved and polished.” (See Carlos Jara’s book Chile’s Coquimbo Mint: a documented history [2003] for transcriptions of these documents.) The only other Coquimbo coins known at present besides the two varieties of the peso are a few specimens of the 1/2 real, all from the same pair of dies. While somewhat corroded and rusty, this obverse die for the 1 real (authenticated by Jara), with most of the volcano design and all-important COQUIMBO mintmark below, is of the utmost historical importance as the ONLY KNOWN surviving die from this famous mint. Like the Potosí 8R Royal 1725 die offered in this same sale (lot 806), this piece is squarish-octagonal in cross-section and necessarily heavy. Estimate: $2,500-up.

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979. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1859. KM-129. 24.9 grams. Lightly toned VF+ with small rim-bruise, a very competent specimen of an issue that is much rarer than indicated in KM. Estimate: $125-up.

980. Santiago, Chile, 1 peso, 1883, flat-top 3 (rare).

KM-

142.2 (but coin alignment). 25.0 grams. This flat-top 3 variety was struck in

1925-26 in about a tenth of the quantity of the original (round-top 3) 1883 pesos and most specimens were melted down in 1927, making it a rare and interesting issue. Lustrous AU, no toning. Estimate: $600-$900.

981. Santiago, Chile, 5 pesos, 1927, wide 5, encapsulated NGC MS 63. KM-173.2. Highly lustrous and starting to tone, minor bagmarks only. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Bogotá 982. Bogotá, Colombia, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1760JV, ex-Emilio Ortiz, Restrepo plate coin, very rare one-year issue and finest specimen on public record. KM-34; Restrepo36.1; CT-1623. 3.4 grams. We begin the landmark offering of the Jorge Ortiz Murias collection with a single “pillar” piece, one of only 5 different Colombian pillar issues confirmed to exist (8R 1759, 1762 and 1770; and 1R and 1/2R 1760), and one of only about 12 known of this denomination, almost all holed and/or plugged (which is certainly less desirable than graffiti), whose public appearances are listed here in chronological order: Freeman Craig, December 1978 and May 1987; Ponterio, February 1993, June 1984 and March 1991 (Amat collection); Bonhams (Patterson collection), July 1996; Tarkis (Madrid), 2001; Cayón, November 2004; Herrero, May 2005; Boletín #62 of the Fundación Numismáticos de Colombia (Bogotá); the Calicó plate coin (Numismática española, 2008); and the plate coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). The present specimen is a solid XF, very lightly toned and well struck, whose only flaw is a pair of letters, P and H, either punched or engraved into the fields to the sides of the crown above the shield, wistfully described in the auction catalog for the Emilio Ortiz collection as “incused letters ‘PH’ neatly placed beside the crown much like King Philip V might have preferred when he first authorized the pillar series in 1729.” Pedigreed to the Emilio Ortiz collection (Swiss Bank Corp., January 1991, lot 252), and plate coin in Restrepo’s Monedas Coloniales Circulares (1999). Estimate: $9,000-$13,500.

983. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772VJ, rare. KM-47; Restrepo-42.2; CT-1410. 6.5 grams. Attractively toned VF, well struck, good rims, just very slightly bent. This is the main variety with N•R (mintmark) and V•J (assayer). For comparison, a similar specimen sold in our Auction #8 for $2,400 + buyer’s fee (lot 1818). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

984. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1773VJ, rare. KM-47; Restrepo-42.4; CT-1411. 6.5 grams. Richly rainbow-toned VF, well struck, no problems. Estimate: $600-$900.

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985. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1777JJ, rare, Restrepo Plate Coin, finest known. KM-47; Restrepo-42.6; CTBold XF with toned legends, well struck and problem-free, considered the finest known specimen of Charles III 2R of Colombia. Plate Coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. 1413. 6.5 grams.

986. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1780JJ, very rare. KM-47; Restrepo-42.8; CT-1414. 6.7 grams. Deeply toned Fine with crude and offset hole near edge, but all details bold. This issue is so rare that it was unknown until early 2000, when this specimen was reported to Restrepo, after which two others came to light, one now in a collection in Bogotá and the other (Dana Roberts collection) sold in 2011 for $3,750. Estimate: $600-$900.

987. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1784JJ, rare. KM-47; Restrepo-42.10; CT-1415. 6.2 grams. Richly old-toned Fine with bust and middle of date weakly struck, small pits (toned over and therefore old) behind neck and at top of head, unusually nice rims. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. 192


988. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1792JJ, rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.1; CT-1029. 6.6 grams. Deeply toned AVF with characteristic die-crack across top of obverse, minor rim-bruises, no big problems. Estimate: $600-$900.

989. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1793JJ, rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.3; CT-1030. 6.6 grams. Lightly toned VF with minor stress-fractures in flan, a few light (old) scratches, much better than average grade for the type. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

990. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1794/3JJ, rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.5; CT-unlisted. 6.8 grams. Attractively toned and problem-free AVF, good contrast overall, with top-right tip of 3 visible to right of 4 in date. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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991. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1796JJ, rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.8; CT-1032. 6.2 grams. Toned Fine with typically weak centers, no problems (just honest wear), Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

992. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1798/7JJ, rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.9; CT-1033. 6.6 grams. Choice VF+ with beautiful toning, part of obverse rim weak (as made), no problems. For references, a plain-edge specimen in lower grade sold in our Auction #10 for $2,000 + buyer’s fee (lot 1052). Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

993. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1798JJ (no overdate), rare. KM-59; Restrepo-80.10; CT-1034. 6.4 grams. Deeply toned Fine with crude rim and surface on reverse due to poor planchet preparation (not damage). Note this non-overdate is considered rarer than the 1798/7. Estimate: $1,250-$2,000.

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994. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ/JJ (scarce over-assayer), finest known. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.2; CT-unlisted. 6.6 grams. Lustrous Mint State, and almost unheard-of grade for this series, with fully detailed bust (rare for this series), die-crack in front of face and slight rim-weakness in places but completely undamaged and very flashy. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of January 2003 (lot #1576). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

995. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.3; CT-1009. 6.6 grams. Lightly toned XF with small rim-flaw at top (not jewelry damage). Estimate: $300-$450.

996. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ, no dot before HISPAN, clashed dies. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.5b; CT-1010. 6.5 grams. Nicely toned AXF with a few copper spots (dark), nice rims, interesting error with center of pillars side visible on the bust. Estimate: $250-$375.

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997. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.5; CT-1010. 6.5 grams. Lightly toned and somewhat softly struck AVF with bold obverse legend, struck slightly off-center, with lightly scratched-on (old) graffiti H M on bust and date 1827 in field in front. Estimate: $200-$300.

998. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.7; CT-1011. 6.2 grams. Decent VF with very light toning, slightly concave (making the reverse slightly more worn than normal), much of rim crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

999. Bogotรก, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, finest known. KM-70.1; Restrepo-113.9; CTHighly lustrous Mint State (rare grade for these) with fully struck details (also rare), partially weak rims due to slightly offcenter strike, no damage at all. This specimen is considered the finest-known Bogotรก bust-type 2R of any period. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1012. 6.5 grams.

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1000. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1772/1772V•J, rare. KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.1a; CT-1624. 3.2 grams. Beautifully toned XF+ with clear overdate and dot between V and J, slightly off-center strike with parts of rims weak, with slightly grainy surfaces (as made), no damage at all. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1001. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1773VJ, scarce.

KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.3; CT-1625. 3.5 grams.

Richly toned AXF with parts of rim slightly weak (as made), no problems and no damage. Estimate: $500-$750.

1002. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1775JJ, very rare. KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.5; CT-1626. 3.3 grams. Lightly toned Fine+ on a slightly oblong flan with resultantly irregular rims, holed at top but no other damage, rarer than indicated in Restrepo. Estimate: $400-$600.

1003. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1776JJ, popular date, rare.

KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.7; CT-

Bold strike, nicely toned VF, no problems. For references, an AVF sold in our Auction #8 for $1,100 + buyer’s fee (lot 1828). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1627. 3.1 grams.

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1004. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1777JJ, ex-Iriarte, rare. KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.9; CT-1628. 3.3 grams. Softly but evenly struck VF with very light toning, no problems, good pedigree. Pedigreed to the Iriarte collection (Aureo auction of March 1998, lot 225). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1005. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1781JJ (no dot), very rare. KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.11a; CT-1629. 3.2 grams. Crude Fine with old scratches and scuffs on

obverse, flan-flaws and 2 small punchmarks on reverse, light purplish toning all over, variety without a dot between the J’s of the assayer (rarer than indicated in Restrepo). Estimate: $600-$900.

1006. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1784JJ, very rare. KM-46.1; Restrepo-38.13; CT-1630. 3.0 grams. Richly old-toned and problem-free Fine, rather attractive for the grade, somewhat undervalued in Restrepo and KM. For reference, a cruder Fine sold in our auction #9 for $1,200 + buyer’s fee. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1007. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1792JJ, no dot in mintmark.

KM-58; Restrepo-78.4a; CT-

VF with attractively toned legends, natural lamination flaw in front of face but no damage, with space but no dot between N and R of mintmark. Estimate: $400$600. 1184. 3.2 grams.

1008. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1793JJ, no dot in mintmark.

KM-58; Restrepo-78.8a; CT-

1185. 3.1 grams. Bold AVF with dark toning around details, no

problems, variety without dot between N and R of mintmark. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1009. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1795JJ, no dot in mintmark. KM-58; Restrepo-78.12a; CT-1187. 2.8 grams. Attractively toned VF with old marks, crude rims (as made), die-crack between N and R of mintmark (but decidedly no dot). Estimate: $200-$300.

1010. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1796JJ. KM-58; Restrepo-78.16; CT-1188. 3.0 grams. Bold AXF with minimal toning, slightly crude rims (as made), no damage. Estimate: $400-$600.

1011. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1797JJ, Calicó plate coin. KM-58; Restrepo-78.20; CT-1189. 3.5 grams. XF with gorgeous old toning all over, no problems, nice strike. Plate coin in Calicó’s Numismática española (2008). Estimate: $500$750.

1012. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1798JJ. KM-58; Restrepo-78.24; CT-1190. 3.3 grams. Nice XF+ with minimal contrast but some luster, small rim-flaw at top (not damage). Estimate: $600-$900.

1013. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1799/ 99JJ. KM-58; Restrepo-78.30a; CT-1191. 3.2 grams. Lightly toned AXF, slightly off-center strike but no problems, bold overdate. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1014. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1801/ 797JJ, rare. KM-58; Restrepo-78.32; CT-unlisted. 3.4 grams. Lowcontrast XF with original luster, no problems, clear overdate with what appears to be 8/8/7 for the second digit (note that Restrepo is confusing on this issue because he lists both 1801/ 797 and 1801/897 but shows something different in the photos, and also note he says there is only 1 known, contrary to our experience and not reflected in his values). Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of March 1998 (lot 1753). Estimate: $600-$900.

1015. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1801JJ (no overdate). KM-58; Restrepo-78.34; CT-1192. 2.9 grams. Offcenter Fine with slightly uneven (but honest) toning, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1016. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1802JJ. KM-58; Restrepo-78.38; CT-1193. 3.1 grams. AXF with original luster in fields, slightly weak bust, attractively toned all over, no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

1017. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1804JJ, very rare.

KM-58; Restrepo-78.40; CT-1194. 3.2 grams.

Lightly toned VF+, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of April, 2002 (lot 852). Estimate: $500-$750.

1018. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810/09JF.

KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.2;

Problem-free AXF with beautifully rainbow-toned legends, bold overdate and nicely struck overall. Estimate: $150-$225. CT-unlisted. 3.3 grams.

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1019. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF/JJ, scarce. KM-68.1; Richly toned Fine with weak centers, off-center strike, with clear tail on the F assayer to show that it is JF/JJ, which has a higher catalog value, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

Restrepo-111.3a; CT-unlisted. 3.1 grams.

1020. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.5; CT1210. 3.4 grams. XF/VF with luster, toning around details, very

well-detailed bust, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1021. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.9; CTBroad-flan VF with hint of luster, very light toning, no problems. Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of April 2002 (lot 906). Estimate: $200-$300. 1211. 3.3 grams.

1022. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1817FJ. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.11; CTAttractive AVF with contrasting toning, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300. 1212. 3.1 grams.

1023. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.13; CT1213. 3.3 grams. Lustrous

AU, off-center strike, very attractive and problem-free. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1024. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ. KM-68.1; Restrepo-111.17; CT-1214. 3.2 grams. Old-toned XF with slightly crude rims (as made), hint

of luster, no problems. Estimate: $600-$900.

1025. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819FJ, inverted J. KM-68.1; RestrepoBold XF with gorgeous old toning all over, part of edge slightly crude (as made), no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

111.18; CT-1215. 3.5 grams.

1026. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1772VJ, rare, Restrepo plate coin. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.1; CT-1824. 1.6 grams. Bold XF with light toning around details, slightly grainy reverse (as made), no problems, a very nice specimen of a key rarity, quite worthy of its Restrepo-reference pedigree (pictured 3 times normal size on page 170 of his book). Curiously, the denomination on this first issue is shown as 1 with a horizontal bar through the middle. Plate coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

1027. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1773VJ (no dot), rare, Restrepo plate coin, ex-Whittier (NGC AU55), ex-Ray Johnson, finest known. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.3; Deeply toned and boldly struck, graded AU by NGC (with original tag, as Ortiz Murias removed the slab), exceptional quality and in fact the finest known Colombian 1/2 real of Charles III, heavily pedigreed and important specimen of a key rarity. Plate coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009), and pedigreed to the Whittier (stated on NGC tag) and Ray Johnson collections. Estimate: $1,750-$2,500.

CT-1825. 1.5 grams.

1028. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1775JJ, very rare. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.5; CT-1826. 1.7 grams. Crude VG but with clear details, plugged hole at top, key rarity (probably the rarest date of the series). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

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1029. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1776JJ, popular date, very rare.

KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.7; CT-1827. 1.5 grams.

Richly toned but low-contrast AVF with slight hint of luster, no problems. Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1032. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1784JJ, very rare. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.13; CT-1830. 1.7 grams. Attractively toned AXF (outstanding condition for this rarity), well struck and problemfree. For reference, a crude VG sold in our Auction #9 for $2,000 + buyer’s fee (lot 1443), proving that the values in Restrepo are way too low (although he does point out that only 3 specimens are known). Pedigreed to the Vico auction of April 2009 (lot 1542). Estimate: $1,500$2,250.

1030. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1777JJ, ex-Iriarte, very rare. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.9; CT-1828. 1.7 grams. Bold VF with dark toning around letters of legend (nice contrast), no problems, good pedigree. Pedigreed to the Iriarte collection (Aureo auction of March 1998, lot 99). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1033. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1792JJ, rare.

KM-57; Restrepo-77.1; CT-1327. 1.6 grams. Richly toned XF with lightly corroded surfaces, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $500-$750.

1031. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1781JJ, very rare. KM-45.1; Restrepo-32.11; CT-1829. 1.6 grams. Lightly toned Fine with crude reverse rim (as made), no problems. Estimate: $900$1,350.

1034. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1793JJ, rare.

Attractively toned Fine with weak bust, bold legends, tiny hole at top. Estimate: $400-$600. KM-57; Restrepo-77.2; CT-1328. 1.6 grams.

1035. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1794JJ, rare. KM-57; Restrepo-77.3; CT-1329. 1.8 grams. AVF with very nice toning, no problems. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

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1036. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1795JJ, rare. KM-57; Restrepo-77.4; CT-1330. 1.9 grams. Deeply toned AVF with

1040. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII

hint of luster, slightly crude rims due to poor centering, no problems, commonest date of the series but nice for the issue. Estimate: $400$600.

(bust of Charles IV), 1812/1JF, mintmark as MR, Restrepo plate coin, unique. KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.4; CT-unlisted. 1.7 grams. AVF with weak bust, hint of luster, very light toning, clear overdate (featured in high magnification in Restrepo) and mintmark MR. Despite Restrepo’s valuing of this coin in 4 grades, neither the consignor nor the cataloger has ever heard of another specimen. In an article for Numis-Notas the consignor asserts that the MR mintmark was intentional, not an error, based on the fact that M was not among the standard letter-punches made for these coins. The reason for altering the mintmark, however, remains a mystery. Plate coin in Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1037. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1796JJ, rare.

About Fine (net) with bold legends and date, light toning all over (dark in places), crude rims (as made). Estimate: $700-$1,000. KM-57; Restrepo-77.5; CT-1331. 1.7 grams.

1041. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1812JF (no overdate but re-cut 2, an unlisted variety), mintmark as MR. KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.6

1038. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1799JJ, rare.

KM-57; Restrepo-77.7; CT-1332. 1.8 grams. Broad-flan AXF with generally nice toning (somewhat patchy), no problems. Estimate: $900-$1,350.

(variant); CT-1384. 1.7 grams. Richly toned AVF with bold date showing that the last digit is clearly split at the top from re-cutting the die, quite unlike the plain-date 1812 shown in Restrepo. See previous lot regarding the MR mintmark. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1042. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1816FJ. KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.7; CT-1385. 1.6 1039. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JJ.

KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.1; CT-1382. 2.0

grams. Faintly lustrous and very lightly toned VF with weak bust,

slightly crude rims (as made), no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

grams. Richly toned VF+ with slightly crude rims (as made), old marks

on center of shield. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1043. Bogotá, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII 1047. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1797. KM-63; (bust of Charles IV), 1818FJ. KM-69.1; Restrepo-106.9; CT-1386. 1.7 grams. Lustrous AU- with very light toning, die-crack below bust,

Off-center XF with hint of luster, curiously re-punched mintmark, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300. Restrepo-75.3; CT-1429. 0.9 gram.

slightly off-center strike but no damage or other problems. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1048. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1798. KM-63; Restrepo-75.6; CT-1431. 0.7 gram.

Bold UNC, partially rainbow-toned,

1044. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles III, struck slightly off-center with resultantly crude rims, no problems. anepigraphic issue with pillar-dollar castle and lion (1760s70s). Restrepo-2.1; CT-1478 (under La Rioja). 0.8 gram. Richly rainbow-toned

Pedigreed to the Cayón auction of February 2009 (lot 8143). Estimate: $300-$450.

UNC with lustrous fields, mostly bold rims (slightly off-center strike), a gem of a coin whose attribution is based on matching the castle and lion punches with those on the corresponding 8 reales, following a tradition that began with cobs in the 1600s. Estimate: $250-$375.

1049. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1799/8. KM63; Restrepo-75.7; CT-1432. 1.1 grams. Beautifully rainbow-toned Mint State,

rather lustrous, must be one of the finest known, with clear overdate. Estimate: $350-$500.

1045. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles III or IV, anepigraphic issue with bust-type castle and lion (1770s90s). Restrepo-2.2; CT-1477 (under La Rioja). 0.8 gram. Another richly rainbow-toned and lustrous UNC, this with slightly crude surface on the castle side due to die-rust, small natural edge-split. Following the 8R-punch attribution, this coin must have been issued after the bust 8R began in 1772. Estimate: $250-$375.

1050. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1800, rare. KM-63; Restrepo-75.10; CT-1434. 0.6 gram. Decent

AVF, struck off-center and with patchy toning but no damage or other problems, erroneously listed as common in Restrepo. Estimate: $250-$375.

1046. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1796. KM-63; Problem-free VF with bold obverse details due to contrasting toning, parts of rim crude (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

Restrepo-75.1; CT-1428. 0.9 gram.

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1051. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1801/0, 1055. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1804, rare. clashed dies. KM-63; Restrepo-75.11; CT-1435. 0.8 gram. Bold AVF due

KM-63; Restrepo-75.19; CT-1440. 0.8 gram. Fine+ with crude rims (as made),

to contrasting toning, off-center obverse with clear 1/0, the date also visible in a mirror image on the other side due to die-clashing, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

contrasting toning, no problems, better date for this series. Estimate: $300-$450.

1056. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1805, rare. 1052. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1801 (no overdate). KM-63; Restrepo-75.12; CT-1436. 1.0 gram. Bold VF with contrasting toning, off-center obverse, old marks in fields on both sides. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-63; Restrepo-75.21; CT-1441. 0.7 gram. AVF with weak lion, crude rims

(as made), hint of luster and toning, no problems, better date. Estimate: $300-$450.

1057. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1806. KM-63; 1053. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1802. KM-63; Restrepo-75.15; CT-1437. 0.6 gram. Toned

VF with crude rims (as made), no problems, nice contrast. Estimate: $200-$300.

Restrepo-75.23; CT-1442. 0.8 gram. Bold XF, nice strike and attractively toned, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

1058. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1808. KM-63; 1054. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1803. KM-63; Restrepo-75.17; CT-1439. 0.9 gram. Lustrous AU with faint golden toning, unusually good rims, tiny green spots, die-crack on 3 of date that is decidedly not the overdate 3/2. Estimate: $300-$450.

Lustrous Mint State with attractive toning all over, slightly off-center strike but no problems. Estimate: $300-$450. Restrepo-75.27; CT-1444. 0.9 gram.

1059. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1810. KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.5; CT-1481. 0.8 gram. AVF with contrasting toning,

solder-spot to left of lion’s foot. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1060. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1812. KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.7; CT-1483. 0.7 gram. Lightly toned AXF, no problems, with die-crack to right of castle. Estimate: $250-$375.

1061. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816. KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.15; CT-1487. 0.7 gram. Decent XF with slightly grainy surfaces, hairline flan-split, faint red toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1062. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1817. KM-67.1; Restrepo-100.17; CT-1488. 0.9 gram. Lustrous UNC with faint toning, slightly crude rims (as made). Estimate: $200-$300.

Popayán

1063. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.1; CT-974. 6.7 grams. Lustrous AU, partially toned, nice strike, no problems. Estimate: $350-$500.

1064. Popayán, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811/0JF. grams. Lustrous XF with colorful toning in legends, no problems, clear overdate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.2; CT-975. 6.8


1065. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1811JF, no overdate. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.3; CT-unlisted. 6.6 grams. Bold

XF with faint luster, slightly crude rims (as made) but no problems. Estimate: $400-$600.

1066. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813JF. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.5; CT-977. 7.5 grams. Richly toned VF, off-center strike with resultantly crude rims (also a couple small nicks), very colorful and rustically attractive. Estimate: $200-$300.

1067. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1814/3JF, rare. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.6; CT-978. 6.7 grams. VF+ with attractively rainbow-toned fields, very nice strike and problem-free, considered the rarest date of the Popayรกn 2R.

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

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1068. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1819MF.

KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.11; CT-980. 6.6

grams. Bold and lustrous XF with deeply toned legends, slightly crude centers and somewhat irregular rims (as made), better date in the series.

Estimate: $600-$900.

1069. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1820/10MF. KM-70.2; Restrepo-114.12; CT-981. 6.7 grams. Lustrous AU/UNC with irregular rims (as made), impressively flashy. Pedigreed to the Ponterio auction of September 2002 (lot 1196). Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1070. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1820FM (no overdate). KM-70.2; Restrepo114.15; CT-983. 6.3 grams. Choice

XF+ with muted luster and lightly toned all over, tiny flaw in edge. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1071. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1772JS, ex-Ray Johnson, scarce. KM-46.2; Broad-flan XF with elegant toning, a few stray marks but well struck and attractive, good pedigree. Pedigreed to the Ray Johnson collection. Estimate: $700-$1,000. Restrepo-40.4; CT-1575. 3.0 grams.

1072. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. KM68.2; Restrepo-112.1; CT-1190. 3.3 grams. Lustrous and lightly

toned AU-, very well struck, with small stress-crack at forehead. Estimate: $250-$375.

1073. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1813/0JF, rare. KM-68.2; Restrepo-112.2; CT-unlisted. 3.3 grams. Bold VF with attractive brown toning around details, bold rims, no problems, key rarity of the series. This date is only found as an overdate. Cover coin (back cover) for NumisNotas #95 (2001). Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

1074. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1075. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII 1774JS, ex-Ray Johnson, scarce.

KM-45.2; Restrepo-34.2; CT-1783.

1.7 grams. Nice XF, well struck and well centered, with deep rainbow

toning all over, good pedigree. Pedigreed to the Ray Johnson collection. Estimate: $800-$1,200.

(bust of Charles IV), 1810JF. KM-69.2; Restrepo-107.1; CT-1367. 1.7 grams. Richly toned and lustrous AU, no problems. Estimate: $300$450.

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1076. Contemporary counterfeit of a Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 real, Ferdinand VII, 1818. 1.3 grams. Crude lettering and somewhat fanciful details (also probably lower fineness) but clearly circulated (richly toned Fine) despite the fact that no Popayán silver was struck in this year. Estimate: $250-$375.

1077. Contemporary counterfeit of a Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1812. 0.5 gram. Crude details but heavily circulated (About Fine), lightly green-toned as probably low-grade silver. Pedigreed to the Vico auction of November 2003 (lot 2637). Estimate: $200-$300.

1078. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816, long-toothed denticles.

KM-67.2; Restrepo-101.1b; CT-1475. 0.7 gram.

Technically UNC (lustrous fields, no wear) but with grainy surfaces due to rusty dies, off-center strike with super-pronounced border showing extra-long teeth (“grafila ancha” in Restrepo). Estimate: $300-$450.

1079. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1816, neater style.

KM-67.2;

Restrepo-101.1; CT-1475. 0.7 gram. Broad flan with smaller border (which, along with a more elegant

style overall, the consignor feels is indicative of striking at a much later date), AU- with greengold toning all over. Estimate: $400-$600.

1080. Contemporary counterfeit of a Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII, 1817. 0.6 gram. Crude (well-circulated) AVG with grainy surfaces (low-grade silver), lightly toned, clear date that is completely fanciful for this mint in silver. Estimate: $150-$225.

Pasto 1081. Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1822O. KM-74; Restrepo-115.1; CT-973. 6.4 grams. Bold but typically crude AVF with nicely toned legends, off-center strike, old scratches on bust, unusually well detailed for this interesting singledate, single-assayer issue from a revolutionary-era Royalist mint, also distinctive as the only New World issue to mention the new Spanish Constitution in the legend. Estimate: $200-$300.

1082. Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1822O, neater design. KM-74; Restrepo-115.2 variant; CT-973. 6.6 grams. Unevenly struck VF (slightly lustrous) with neater details per the Restrepo listing yet with dot after CONST. Popular one-year issue (see previous lot for more details). Estimate: $200$300.

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Colombia (colonial) Busts 1083. Popayรกn, Colombia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII (bust of Charles IV), 1814/3JF, encapsulated NGC XF 45, rare. Restrepo-120.7; KM-71; CT-594. Excellent strike and detail, no toning, no damage apart from typical surface hairlines on obverse, some original luster, with clear traces of under-digit 3 around the 4 of the date (not stated in the slab), generally an elusive and highly sought type. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

Colombia (Cartagena Republican necessity issues)

1084. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, undated type (1811). Restrepo-131.5; KM-D2. 1.5 grams. Reddish brown VF with partial crude strike. Estimate: $150-$225.

1085. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, undated type (1811). Restrepo-131.5; KM-D2. 1.7 grams. Bold AXF, typically crude but with more rim than most, natural red-brown color. Estimate: $100-$150.

1088. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1813. Restrepo-131.3; KM-D2. 2.1 grams. Dark-brown VF with partial flatness, slightly crude edge (as made) and somewhat small in diameter. Estimate: $100-$150.

1089. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1813. Restrepo-131.3; KM-D2. 1.9 grams. Bold VF details, dark color with spots of green encrustation. Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (Royalist)

1086. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, 1812. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2. 1.3 grams. XF for wear but with flatness in center of date side, dark and thin and one of the smaller examples known. Estimate: $150-$225.

1087. Cartagena (Republican), Colombia, copper 1/2 real,

1090. Santa Marta, Colombia (Royalist), copper 1/4 real,

1812. Restrepo-131.2; KM-D2. 3.6 grams. Bold AXF with much original

Ferdinand VII, 1820. KM-B4; Restrepo-104.1; CT-1668. 1.9 grams. Bold

red color, much visible rim on Indian side but none on the date side, larger flan than most. Estimate: $150-$225.

XF with bold (off-center) rims, slightly grainy surfaces, pleasing redbrown color. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Colombia (United Provinces of New Granada / Cundinamarca) 1091. Colombia, 2 reales, 1819JF, “LIBERTAD AMERICANA” type, rare. Restrepo-140.1; KM-76. 6.2 grams. Bold and unusually well-struck XF with light rainbow-toning in legends, super rims, no damage, overall an excellent specimen of a popular, short-lived issue. Estimate: $500-$750.

1092. Colombia, 1 real, 1815JF, “LIBERTAD AMERICANA” type, rare.

Restrepo-133.5; KM-F1. 2.1 grams.

Lustrous XF+ with slightly weak centers (still much better than normal), bold legends, slightly off-center strike, exceptional quality for this popular issue. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Colombia (Republic / Cundinamarca) 1093. Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 1 real, 1821JF, mintmark with dot under A. Restrepo-152.1; KM-B9. 2.6 grams. Fully detailed AXF with minor stress-fractures in bust, very light toning, good rims, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

Colombia (Republic of Colombia) 1094. Bogotá, Colombia, 8 reales, 1835/4RS, with Liberian countermark or test-strike dated 1847 on reverse, exFonrobert and Restrepo plate coin.

Restrepo-158.2s; KM-89. 26.9 grams. This unique piece combines the vibrant realm of Colombian numismatics with an important piece of African history in the founding of the Republic of Liberia in 1847 by freed slaves from America. The countermark on this coin is identical to an obverse pattern for the Liberian 10 cents (KM #Pn3), and in fact we suspect it was more like a test strike than a mark to use this coin locally, as no other specimens exist to our knowledge. The host coin and countermark are both choice XF, with deep, rich toning all over (just a few old scratches next to the countermark) and hints of original luster, the depth of the countermark translating into a flat, featureless protrusion on the other side, on which the host date shows a clear 5/4. Best of all, this very same coin was lot #6045 (called a Dollar) in the epic sale of the Jules Fonrobert collection on January 14, 1879, the catalog for which shows a matching drawing (hence a rare instance where a coin can be positively matched to a pre-photography drawing), in which the sale price is recorded as 32.50 marks versus the normal 2 to 5 marks for the other coins listed. Whether your interest is Colombia or Liberia, historical plate coins or slave-related history, this coin has it all. Pedigreed to the Jules Fonrobert collection, then from an Italian family via Argentina to Louis Hudson, in whose Sale #56 (October 1992) it was offered as lot #225, and plate coin on page 163 of Restrepo’s Monedas de Colombia (2009). Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

1095. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 real, 1827RR.

Restrepo-153.2; KM-

Deeply toned VF with crude obverse rim (as made), nice contrast. Estimate: $100-$150.

87.1. 2.6 grams.

1096. Popayán, Colombia, 1 real, 1828MF. Restrepo-154.5; KM- 1097. Lot of 3 Popayán, Colombia, 1R (1828RU, 1830RU

87.2. 2.7 grams. Lustrous XF with slightly crude obverse rim (as made), die-crack across middle of reverse, scarce single-year assayer. Estimate: $150-$225.

and 1832/1RU).

Restrepo-154; KM-87.2. 8.1 grams total. Toned and problem-free F-VF, the 1832/1 an unlisted overdate (decidedly NOT 1832/27). Estimate: $100-$150.

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1098. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R (1833RS and 1835RS). KM-87.1. 5.5 grams total. Lightly

toned VF on average, no problems, a decent pair. Estimate: $100-$150.

1099. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 real, 1835RS. Restrepo-153.14; KM87.1. 2.6 grams. Choice

XF+ with hint of luster (scarce grade), lightly toned, no problems. Estimate: $60-$90.

1100. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1834RS. Restrepo-150.3; KMDecent VF with lightly toned fields, slightly out-ofround with resultantly weak rims. Estimate: $80-$120. 88.1. 1.4 grams.

1101. Lot of 2 Colombian 1/2R (Bogotá 1834RS and 1102. Popayán, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1834RU. Restrrepo-147.7; Popayán 1835RU).

Restrepo-150 and 151; KM-88.1 and 88.2. 2.9 grams total. F-VF, attractively toned, the Popayán piece crudely struck but

Bold centers but crude rims, VF with very light toning, elusive type with strong catalog value. Estimate: $200-$300.

KM-85.3. 0.7 gram.

somewhat rare. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Colombia (New Granada / Granadine Confederation)

1103. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1861. Restrepo-243.1; KM-138. 24.9 grams. Lightly cleaned VF/XF with minor rim-bumps, lustrous on reverse, die-crack between 18 and 61 of date, desirable one-year type under the United States of New Granada. Estimate: $200-$300. 1104. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, silver coins of 1861 (1 peso and 1 décimo). Restrepo-243.1 and 242.1; KM-138 and 137. 26.8 grams total. Both decent VF of a one-year issue under the United States of New Granada, the peso with old mark in shield and several small rimbumps and the décimo richly toned. The décimo is pedigreed to the Colony Coin Co. auction of October 23-24, 1970, with original lot-tag #181 and note that it was the plate coin in Craig and in the 1977 edition of KM. Estimate: $100-$150.

1105. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1842VU, rare assayer 1106. Popayán, Colombia, 2 reales, 1842UM, rare. Restrepofor date. Restrepo-188.6; KM-97.2. 5.9 grams. Lightly rainbow-toned XF

188.9; KM-97.2. 5.2 grams. An acknowledged rarity in lustrous XF grade,

with weak rims (as made) but very nice overall, a rare date-assayer combination that is greatly undervalued in reference catalogs (note that the Dana Roberts specimen in similar grade realized $1,840). Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

attractively rainbow-toned, no problems and rather nice for the type (note that the Dana Roberts specimen in similar grade realized $1,380). Estimate: $800-$1,200.

1107. Lot of 2 Colombian 2R (Bogotá 1844/3RS and Popayán 1843/2UM). Restrepo-187.10 and 188.10; KM-97.1 and 97.2. 10.7 grams total. F-VF or so, the Bogotá with much better strike (and less worn) but with stress-fractures, very lightly toned. Estimate: $100$150.

1108. Lot of 2 Popayán, Colombia, 2R 1862 (different reverse dies). Restrepo-225.3; KM-134. 9.5 grams total. VF-XF with nice toning (scarce grade for the one-year type under the Granadine Confederation), both with 6 in date punched over a sideways 6 (what Restrepo calls 6/5). Estimate: $150-$225.

1109. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 1R (1838RS, 1846RS and 1852). Restrepo-182 and 185; KM-91.1 and 112. 8.1 grams total. Deeply toned XF on average, well-struck specimens without any big problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1110. Lot of 3 Bogotá, Colombia, 1D (1854, 1855 and 1859). Restrepo-186 and 224; KM-115 and 125. 7.3 grams total. Deeply rainbow-toned VF-XF, no problems, the 1859 under the Granadine Confederation with higher catalog value. The 1859 with small tag stating its pedigree as the plate coin in Craig and in the 1977 edition of KM. Estimate: $100-$150. 1111. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1855/4, encapsulated ANACS AU 55. Restrepo-186.5; KM-115. Choice grade and strike, attractively rainbow-toned. Estimate: $125-$200.

1112. Lot of 3 Colombian 1/2R (Bogotá 1839RS; Popayán 1838RU, 1846UE). Restrepo-177 and 178; KM-96.1 and 96.2. 4.2 grams total. F-XF with generally nice toning, decent strikes. Estimate: $100-$150.

1113. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1840RS. Restrepo-177.3; KM- 1115. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1857. Restrepo-181.10; KMLustrous AU, no toning, nice strike but with evidence of die-clashing in legend. Note that KM gives the fineness as 0.666 but Restrepo says 0.885, which seems more likely in this case since the coin looks like high-grade silver. Estimate: $150-$225.

96.1; KM-96.1. 1.4 grams.

114. 1.2 grams. Richly toned AU- (scarce grade) with die-crack through

first A of GRANADA. Estimate: $100-$150.

1114. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 real, 1850. Restrepo-179.1; KM-110. 1.3 grams. High grade (AU-) but with light surface corrosion, darkly

1116. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/4 real, 1838. Restrepo-172.3; KM-90.1.

toned. Estimate: $80-$120.

0.7 gram. Attractively toned AU (rare grade), slightly off-center strike

but well above normal quality for this type. Estimate: $350-$500.

1117. Lot of 5 Colombian 1/4R (Bogotá: 1844, 1847; Popayán: 1849, 1850, 1855). Restrepo-172 and 175; KM-90.1 and 108.2. 3.1 grams total. F-XF overall, the 1855 with punchmark and laminations

but the 1844 and 1850 rather nice and richly toned. Estimate: $100$150.

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1118. Lot of 4 Colombian small silver coins (Bogotá: 1/ 2D 1858/6, 1860; Popayán: 1/2R 1862; 1/4R 1862). 3.9 grams

real, 1847. Restrepo-171.1; KM-102. 9.9 grams. Mint State with original

total. Decent AF-VF on average, the 1860 and the 1/4R richly toned.

color and luster, no problems, very nice. Estimate: $125-$200.

1119. Colombia (struck in London), copper 1 décimo de

Estimate: $100-$150.

Colombia (United States of Colombia)

1120. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 peso, 1871. Restrepo-317.2; KM-154.1. 1122. Popayán, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1873/69, ex-Dana 24.9 grams. AXF with a modicum of luster, centers and rims slightly

weak (as made), spotty toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

Roberts collection, rare. Restrepo-295.4; KM-153.6. 12.1 grams. Toned Fine with old scratches in field behind head, small rim-cut, crude and lacking contrast but a highly sought issue (no values given in KM). Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

1121. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1870. Restrepo-293.3; KMVF+ (rare grade for this type) with typically weak centers, hint of luster and toning in legends, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

153.1. 12.4 grams.

1123. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1874, denomination as “50.”

Restrepo-307.1; KM-172.2. 12.4 grams. Choice AU/UNC with hint of luster and toning, no problems, very nice, popular brief type with numerical denomination. Estimate: $150-$225.

1124. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1886, fineness 0,500/ 0,835, 4 stars in legend (rare), encapsulated ANACS VF 35, ex-Dana Roberts collection. Restrepo-302.1; KM-161.2c. Dull greenish toning all over and a few hairline scratches from long ago. The 1886 Medellín 5 décimos comes in at least 11 varieties, based on number of stars on reverse, manifestation of fineness and style of Liberty head, of which this is neither the rarest nor the commonest. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1125. Bogotá, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1867, 5-pointed stars, encapsulated ANACS EF 45. Restrepo-279.2; KM-149a.1. Lustrous and well struck, no toning but also no problems, rare grade for this type. Estimate: $150-$225.

1126. Popayán, Colombia, 2 décimos, 1867, fineness 0,835/0,900, encapsulated ANACS VF 35, ex-Dana Roberts collection. Restrepo-280.1; KM-149a.2. Actually lustrous XF (rare grade for this mint), with patchy but vivid rainbow-toning. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1127. Bogotá, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1864. Restrepo-266.2; KM-145.1. 2.5 grams. Nice XF (rare grade) with muted luster and deep, colorful toning all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

1128. Popayán, Colombia, 1 décimo, 1864, encapsulated ANACS EF 45, ex-Dana Roberts collection. Restrepo-267.2; KM145.2. Deeply

toned and accurately graded (rare grade for this type). Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $300-$450.

1129. Bogotá, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1878. Restrepo-273.3; KM-175.1. 2.5 grams. Lustrous AU/UNC, no toning, no problems. Estimate: $80-$120.

1130. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1879 and 1884. Restrepo-273; KM-175.1. 4.9 grams total. Non-toned AU-UNC, very nice problem-free pair. Estimate: $100-$150.

1131. Medellín, Colombia, 10 centavos, 1885, fineness 0,500/0,835, encapsulated ANACS EF 40, ex-Dana Roberts collection. Restrepo-276.1; KM-175.2a. Faintly lustrous, with slightly weak centers, cuds at rims. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1132. Bogotá, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1871, encapsulated

1133. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1874, formerly

ANACS AU 50. Restrepo-256.4; KM-150.1. Fully Mint State (not even

encapsulated NGC MS 64, ex-Whittier collection. Restrepo-

a trace of circulation wear) with patchy but colorful toning and ample luster, a choice specimen that should be re-graded. Estimate: $150$225.

262.3; KM-170. 1.2 grams. Choice and lustrous, the rims a bit crudely struck but otherwise perfect. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection. Estimate: $150-$225.

1134. Popayán, Colombia, 1/2 décimo, 1875, fineness 0,666.

Restrepo-258.9; KM-150.3. 1.1 grams. AU with typically weak interiors but highly lustrous and lightly toned legends, far above normal grade for this issue and possibly the finest known. Estimate: $300$450.

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1135. Medellín, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1875, rare. Restrepo265.1; KM-174a.2. 1.2 grams. Very elusive final date of

series, this specimen a problem-free F/VF with all-over toning, die-cracks in reverse legend. Pedigreed to the Freeman Craig auction of May, 1987 (lot 562). Estimate: $275-$400.

1136. Medellín, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1875, rare. Restrepo265.1; KM-174a.2. 1.2 grams. Fine with faint toning, die-cracks in reverse

legend, final date of series. Estimate: $200-$300.

1137. Lot of 2 Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1878 and 1883.

Restrepo-263; KM-174a.1. 2.5 grams total. Lustrous AU-UNC, the 1883 very lightly toned, no problems, attractive pair. Estimate: $100$150.

1138. Bogotá, Colombia, 5 centavos, 1881, encapsulated ANACS MS 62. Restrepo-263.8; KM-174a.1. Choice grade with excellent luster, the horn on the right not fully struck. Estimate: $125-$200.

1139. Medellín, Colombia, 1/4 décimo, 1874. Restrepo-247.1; KM-143.3. 0.6 gram. Well-struck AU with lustrous fields, no problems, scarce and popular one-year issue, the only cuartillo from this mint. Estimate: $100-$150.

1140. Bogotá, Colombia, copper 2-1/2 centavos, 1885. AU (rare grade) with some original red color and luster, slightly grainy surfaces (as made). Estimate: $100-$150.

Restrepo-252.1; KM-181. 2.1 grams.

Colombia (United States of Colombia and Modern Republic)

1141. Lot of 3 Colombian silver minors: Medellín, 20 centavos, 1877; Bogotá, 20 centavos, 1897; and Bogotá, 10 centavos, 1911. 12.4 grams total. XF-AU+, all lustrous, the 10c colorfully toned, a nice, problem-free trio of different types. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1146. Colombia (struck in Belgium), copper-nickel 10 1142. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1887, “Cocobola,”

centavos pattern (designer Michaux), 1900. Restrepo-page 277;

2/2 in weight.

KM-Pn77. 5.7 grams.

XF with muted luster, faint hairline scratches on face, light toning. This brief, popular, single-denomination type is famous for showing a Liberty head modeled after the wife of president Núñez, Doña Soledad Román. Estimate: $125-$200. Restrepo-405.1a; KM-185. 12.3 grams.

AU with light toning all over, no problems, very attractive. Estimate: $250-$375.

1147. Bogotá, Colombia (Lazareto), brass 2-1/2 centavos, 1901, extremely rare. Restrepo-360.1; KM-L1. 1.2 grams. Bold XF with

1143. Medellín, Colombia, 5 décimos, 1888, “mulata,” rare. Restrepo-403.1; KM-166. 12.3 grams. Lustrous

AU, typically softly struck, with faint rainbow-toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1144. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1889, ball-point 9. Choice, lustrous XF+ with hint of toning in legends only, nice strike. Estimate: $125-$200.

Restrrepo-407.1; KM-186.1a. 12.4 grams.

crude rims (as made), tiny spots of toning but also toned around details, with faint die-crack above date, brassy color and hint of luster. This is the smallest denomination in a series of coins struck specially for leprosariums in the early 1900s. This denomination by far the rarest in the series, with only about 12 known, according to researcher Andres Yépes Pérez. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000.

1148. Bogotá, Colombia, copper-nickel 1 peso papel moneda (1 centavo), 1913-AM, encapsulated ANACS MS 64. Restrepo-345.6; KM-A279. Superb, flawless specimen with light golden toning over muted luster throughout, probably the finest specimen known for this inflationary issue. Estimate: $125-$200.

1145. Bogotá, Colombia, 50 centavos, 1898, crossed 8, rare. Restrrepo-407.4; KM-186.1a. 12.5 grams. AXF with weak center of reverse, crude edge and uneven toning, rarest variety of date. Estimate: $300$450.

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Costa Rica (Central American Republic)

1149. Costa Rica, Central American Republic, 1/2 real, 1831E, NO countermark. KM-20. 1.5 grams. XF with lustrous fields, elegantly toned, a bit scarcer without the usual lion countermark. Estimate: $200-$300.

1150. Costa Rica, Central America Republic, 2 reales, 1846JB, Type V counterstamp on a Potosí, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1741P. KM-54. 6.1 grams. Most of cross with date below and one full pillar with bold denomination visible on the well-toned VG host with counterstamp (Fine) in flat area. Estimate: $175-$250.

1151. Costa Rica, Central American Republic, 1 real, 1846JB, Type IV counterstamp on a Lima or Potosí cob 1 real. KM47. 2.6 grams. Full

counterstamp (Fine) on both sides but host coin completely blank, nicely toned all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

Costa Rica (Republic)

1152. Costa Rica, 1 real, Type VI “lion” countermark (184957) on a Great Britain Victorian sixpence of 1839. KM-90.2. 2.7 grams. Countermark VF, host Fine, attractively toned and problemfree, much scarcer than shilling host for this countermark. Estimate: $175-$250.

1153. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 1/2R, Type VI “lion” countermarks (1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/ 2R 1831E and 1831F. KM-67. 2.9 grams total. Hosts F-VF (the assayerF piece with some marks), countermarks better than VF, generally attractively toned. Estimate: $250-$375.

1154. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, Type VI “lion” countermark (1849-57) on Carrillo 1/2 real 1842MM, rare combination. Host coin bold VF, countermark AU, somewhat lustrous, stated by consignor as “likely once in a brooch and probably used as a political party symbol.” Estimate: $200-$300. KM-69. 1.3 grams.

1155. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 1/2R, Type VI “lion” countermarks (1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/ 2R 1846JB, one with CRESCA and the other with CREZCA (the latter rare). KM-68. 2.5 grams total. VF-XF overall with light toning, the more-valuable CREZCA specimen somewhat cupped and crude but with noticeable luster. Estimate: $350-$500.

1156. Costa Rica, 1/2 real, Type VI “lion” countermark (1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/2R 1847JB, CREZCA. KM-68. 1.4 grams. Rainbow-toned VF with cupping from the countermark resulting in crudeness and flatness on the reverse, some luster. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1157. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 1/2R, Type VI “lion” countermarks (1849-57) on Central American Republic 1/ 2R 1848JB and 1849JB. KM-68. 2.8 grams total. VF overall, both hosts and countermarks well detailed and lightly toned. Estimate: $175-$250.

1158. Costa Rica, 1/4 peso, 1853JB, rare. KM-103. 5.9 grams. Toned Fine with flat shield, weak rims, old scratches on tree side, but a considerably rarer date that the 1850 in the same series. Estimate: $100-$150.

1161. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 50 centavos, 1886GW and 1887GW. KM-124. 25.1 grams total. Both nice XF, the 1886 lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1159. Costa Rica, 1/16 peso, 1855/0. KM-101. 1.5 grams. Bold and highly lustrous Mint State (choice grade for this type), deeprelief tree (the leaves at the highest point not fully struck), clear overdate, with touches of toning at rims only. Estimate: $400-$600.

1162. Costa Rica, 50 centavos, 1890GW.

KM-124. 12.7 grams.

Lightly cleaned UNC that is starting to retone, nice strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

1163. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 25 centavos, 1865GW, one 1160. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 50 centavos, 1865GW and

missing the “s” in the fineness. KM-106. 12.3 grams total. Lightly

1875GW. KM-112. 24.9 grams total. First and last dates of the series,

toned AVF with no problems, both with diagonal reeding as noted in KM but the one with fineness as “9 D” without the superscript “s” is unlisted and must be rare. Estimate: $150-$225.

lightly rainbow-toned AVF on average, tiny rim-nick on the 1875 but otherwise problem-free for the grade. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1164. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 25 centavos, 1886GW, one with 9Ds-GW and the other with GW-9Ds. KM-127.1 and 127.2. 12.6 grams total. Problem-free XF, lightly toned, nice pair, the 9Ds-GW a

bit scarcer in this grade. Estimate: $150-$225.

1165. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 25 centavos, 1887GW, one with 9Ds-GW and the other with GW-9Ds. KM-127.1 and 127.2. 12.6 grams total. Lustrous XF-AU, the 9Ds-GW lightly toned. Estimate:

$100-$150.

1166. Costa Rica, 10 centavos, 1865GW, encapsulated ANACS cleaned / AU 55 details. KM-111. Slightly crude strike with center of tree flat and cud on rim at REPUBLICA but lustrous and clearly high grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

1167. Lot of 2 Costa Rica 10 centavos, 1865GW, different dies. KM-111. 4.9 grams total. Lightly toned VF-XF, one with die-crack to right of shield. Estimate: $150-$225.

1168. Lot of 7 Costa Rica brass 5 centavos/cĂŠntimos, various dates (1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1936, 1940 and 1941). KM-147 and 151. 6.9 grams total. XF-UNC, all lightly lacquered to preserve

the soft brass surfaces, a few with red toning, the 1917 listed as rare in KM. Estimate: $125-$200.

Danish East Indies 1169. Schleswig-Holstein, German States (under Danish rule), copper 1 sechsling, Christian VII, 1787, with sunburst countermark (Indonesia?) on king’s ordinal, possibly rare. KM-118. 11.7 grams. VF with nice red color (lightly cleaned but starting

to re-tone), minor surface pits, bold countermark. Estimate: $100$150.

Dominica 1170. Dominica, 1-1/2 bitts (moco), center cut of a Spanish colonial bust 8R stamped with script-D in sunburst (1798), encapsulated NGC XF 40. KM-1. Nicely toned and well-detailed countermark, the other side (host) flat and scratched long ago. Estimate: $300-$450.

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Dominican Republic

1171. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (under Spain), copper 1/4 real, Ferdinand VII. KM-2. 6.5 grams. Crude AVF (per the type) with rough surfaces, darkly toned. Estimate: $150$225.

1172. Dominican Republic, brass 1/4 real, 1848, crosslet 4, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-2. Lightly rainbow-toned with a hint of luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

1173. Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1939. KM-22. 26.6 grams. Problem-free XF, lightly toned, faint luster. Estimate: $70-$100.

Ecuador

1174. Quito, Ecuador, “MDQ” countermark (1831) on a Bogotá, Colombia (Cundinamarca), 2 reales, 1821JF. Host coin Fine with nicely contrasting toning, minor rim-flaw, the countermark VF and full but lacking contrast (not toned), popular countermark with strong catalog value. Estimate: $125-$200. Restrepo-155.65 (host); KM-8. 5.2 grams.

1176. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1862. KM-41. 12.6 grams. Offcenter Fine with bold details, good contrast from deep toning, scarce one-year issue. Estimate: $500-$750.

1177. Quito, Ecuador, 2 reales, 1835GJ. KM-14. 6.1 grams. AVF with a few old marks, parts of rim weak, much toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

1178. Quito, Ecuador, 2 1175. Quito, Ecuador, 4 reales, 1857GJ.

KM-37. 12.3 grams.

Decent VF with crude rims (as made), small voids in throat and flag, nicely toned. Estimate: $500-$750.

reales, 1837FP. KM-21. 4.6 grams. New type with legends

beginning on mountains side, slightly out-of-round with irregular edge (as made), deeply toned VF. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1179. Lot of 2 Quito, Ecuador, silver minors: 2R 1848/7GJ and 1R 1836GJ. KM-33 and 17. 9.4 grams total. Both Fine, the 2R decent but non-toned, the 1R lightly toned but with crude hole near edge. Estimate: $100-$150.

1180. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1833GJ. KM-13. 2.2 grams. Broad-flan Fine+ with much toning, a few old marks and slight wrinkling. Estimate: $175-$250.

1181. Quito, Ecuador, 1 real, 1838ST. KM-17. 3.2 grams. Attractive VF with hint of luster, lightly toned all over. Estimate: $250-$375.

1182. Quito, Ecuador, 1/2 real, 1848GJ. KM-35. 1.5 grams. AVF with some toning, good rims. Estimate: $100-$150.

1183. Lot of 2 Ecuador (struck at Philadelphia) silver coins: 2 sucres 1928 and 50 centavos 1930. KM-73 and 71. 12.3 grams total. Both UNC, the larger coin polished but the smaller one problem-free with muted luster. Estimate: $80-$120.

1184. Ecuador (struck in England), 1 sucre, 1889-HEATON / BIRMINGHAM, with possible (unidentified) countermarks CL and L. KM-53.1. 24.8 grams. Average-grade specimen (VF with some luster) but singled out for some tiny voids on the neck that look like countermarks, possibly rare. Estimate: $70-$100.

1185. Ecuador (struck in England), 1 sucre, 1892- 1186. Ecuador (struck in England), 1/2 sucre, 1884HEATON / BIRMINGHAM. KM-53.1. 25.0 grams. Deeply old-

HEATON / BIRMINGHAM.

toned XF with obverse rim-bruise, impressive purple-blue color. Estimate: $100-$150.

blue-toned XF, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

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KM-52. 12.5 grams.

Beautifully


1187. Ecuador (struck at Lima), 2 décimos, 1892/89TF-LIMA, with 6-point star countermark (Galápagos?). KM-51.3 (host). 4.9 grams. Nicely toned AXF with hint of luster, bold

countermark on neck that is one of several currently uncataloged marks on multiple denominations attributed by local collectors to the Galápagos Islands. Estimate: $175-$250.

1188. Lot of 4 Ecuador (struck in Lima) 2 décimos (1892/ 1192. Ecuador (struck at Lima), 1 décimo, 1893TF-LIMA, 89TF, 1893/89TF, 1894/89TF and 1915FG). KM-51.3. 19.7 grams total. Mostly VF but the 1915 better, the 1892/89 deeply toned, no

with 6-point star countermark (Galápagos?).

problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

mounting on edge, but main attraction is the bold (small) countermark on the neck, possibly rare and currently uncataloged but attributed locally to the Galápagos Islands. Estimate: $100-$150.

1189. Ecuador (struck at Philadelphia), 2 décimos, 1895TF-PHILADELPHIA, with monogrammed-RA countermark (Galápagos).

KM-50.3. 2.5 grams. Lightly toned Fine+ host with 4 solder-marks from jewelry

KM-51.4. 4.8 grams. Bold XF countermark on neck, host coin grainy Fine, lightly toned, popular issue. Estimate: $100-$150.

1193. Ecuador, nickel 10 centavos, 1928, doubled-die date. KM-70. 4.0 grams. Lustrous AU, one-year type, rare error with the date

doubled in the die. Estimate: $70-$100.

1190. Ecuador (struck at Philadelphia), 2 décimos, 1914TF-PHILADELPHIA, with monogrammed-RA countermark (Galápagos). KM-51.4. 4.9 grams. Bold VF countermark and host, the rims a bit crude (as made) and with minor rim-bruise, nicely toned, popular issue. Estimate: $100-$150.

1191. Ecuador (struck in England), 1 décimo, 1890- 1194. Ecuador (struck in England), copper-nickel 1/2 HEATON / BIRMINGHAM. KM-50.1. 2.4 grams. Nicely toned

décimo, 1886-HEATON-BIRMINGHAM. KM-49. 6.4 grams.

AVF, no problems. Estimate: $90-$135.

Lightly toned AXF with minor rim-flaws. Estimate: $75-$110.

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1195. Ecuador, copper-nickel 5 centavos, 1917, with largeS countermark (unidentified). KM-60.2. 2.7 grams. Host Fine+, bold XF incuse countermark in center of date side (possibly rare), minor laminations. Estimate: $70-$100.

1196. Ecuador (struck in England), copper 1 centavo, 1872HEATON. KM-45. 5.8 grams. AXF with much original red color, toned here and there. Estimate: $70-$100.

1197. Lot of 3 Ecuador (struck in England) copper-nickel 1c (1884 and 1886 HEATON - BIRMINGHAM, 1909-H). KM-48 and 58. 7.6 grams total. VF details on average but all with at least

some surface corrosion, the 1909 with deep red-purple toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

El Salvador 1198. El Salvador (struck at Mexico City), 1 col贸n, 1925, 400th anniversary of the founding of San Salvador. KM-131. 24.9 grams. Mint State with muted luster and light rainbow-toning, no

problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

France

1199. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1867-A, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-799.1. Bold and brightly lustrous, fully UNC but probably given a net grade of AU because of light surface hairlines. Estimate: $200-$300.

1200. France (Paris mint), 5 francs, 1868-A, encapsulated NGC AU 55. KM-799.1. Fully lustrous UNC that was probably given a net grade of AU due to light surface hairlines. Estimate: $200$300.

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1201. France (Rouen mint), 1/4 franc, 1840/39-B, encapsulated NGC MS 62, extremely rare overdate. KM740.2. Beautifully rainbow-toned, with muted luster, the overdate with

clear 4/3 but far more subtle 0/9, which KM lists as just 184/30 with the notation “1 known” and valued at $750 in VF. This specimen is far superior to that grade, so we assume it is the finest of just 2 known, a very important coin for the French specialist. Estimate: $300-$400.

French Colonies

1202. French Colonies (Louisiana), copper sou (9 deniers), (1721-2), mint uncertain (Rouen or La Rochelle). KM-5.1 or 5.2. 5.5 grams. Crude

VG with bold COLONIES FRANCOISES but flat where date and mintmark would appear, darkly toned, popular type made for the North American colonies. Estimate: $60-$90.

1203. Lot of 3 French colonial copper stampees, large crowned C (1779). KM-2. 4.8 grams. The countermarks VG-VF but the hosts slick and virtually featureless, even brown color, popular type made for the Caribbean colonies. Estimate: $100-$150.

German States 1204. Nurnberg, German States, thaler, Ferdinand II, 1625. Choice XF+ with luster on obverse, toning on reverse, oversized flan with minor rim-bumps, emperor’s name as FERDINANDI. Estimate: $500-$750. KM-52. 29.2 grams.

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Great Britain 1205. England (Canterbury mint), half groat, Henry VIII (1509-47), W-A flanking shield (Archbishop Warham), mintmark cross patonce (1526-32), encapsulated PCGS AU-53. Spink-2343. Beautifully rainbowtoned and lustrous, exceptional grade. Estimate: $250-$375.

1206. London, England, shilling, 1745, with LIMA below bust of George II. Spink-3703; KM-583.2. 6.0 grams. Beautifully toned AXF, no problems, very attractive for the grade and popular as made from silver captured off the Pacific coast of South America. Estimate: $125-$200.

1207. London, England (Soho mint), copper “cartwheel” twopence, George III, 1797. Spink-3776; KM-619. 54.6 grams. Deep red and problem-free XF, very nice specimen without getting into pricey high grades. Estimate: $300-$450.

1208. London, England, copper penny, Victoria (young head), 1841, no colon after REG, with unidentified “sunface” countermark. Spink-3948; KM-739. 18.6 grams. Dark Fine with partially porous surfaces, the countermark on Victoria’s ear clearly old but somewhat comical in appearance. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala (colonial) Busts

1210. Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1801M. KM-51; CT-924. 6.4 grams. Lustrous and lightly toned VF, part of obverse rim weak (as made). Estimate: $60-$90.

1209. Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795/4M, rare overdate, encapsulated NGC AU 50.

Lustrous and vividly rainbow-toned, well struck and problem-free, quite attractive, at least AU-53 in our opinion (and the reverse fully Mint State). Estimate: $1,750-$2,500. KM-53; CT-624.

1211. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1818M. KM-66; CTChoice Mint State, highly lustrous, with centers and parts of rims weak (as made). Estimate: $250-$375. 1121. 3.4 grams.

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1212. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1818M. KM66; CT-1121. 3.3 grams. Choice, lustrous and well-struck Mint State with

minor flaws in bust, part of reverse rim weak (as made). Estimate: $250-$375.

1213. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Ferdinand VII, 1821M. KM66; CT-1124. 3.4 grams. Choice Mint State, lustrous and well struck, with

odd (old) scratches on king’s name. Estimate: $250-$375.

Guatemala (Central American Republic) 1214. Guatemala, Central American Republic, 1 real, 1824M. KM-3. 3.3 grams. Richly toned XF+, well struck but with diecrack across mountains, very attractive for the grade. Estimate: $150$225.

Guatemala (Republic) 1215. Guatemala, 1 peso, 1871R, Carrera. KM-190.1. 24.9 grams. Toned XF, problem-free except for very slightly porous surfaces. Estimate: $150-$225.

1216. Lot of 4 Guatemala 4R, various dates and types (1863R, 1865R, 1873P and 1879D). KM-140 and 150. 49.1 grams total. VF-XF, generally lightly toned, no problems. Estimate: $150-$225.

1217.

Lot of 5 Guatemala 2R, various dates and types (1868R, 1873P, 1879D, 1895 and 1897). KM-142, 149, 154 and 167. 31.1 grams total. XF on

average, with various degrees of toning and luster. Estimate: $80$120.

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1218. Guatemala, 2 reales, 1898. KM-167. 6.1 grams. Lustrous Mint State, no toning, choice for the issue. Estimate: $100-$150.

1219. Lot of 6 Guatemala 1R under Carrera, dated 1862-68, including rare overdate 1868/7. KM-137.1, 141 and 145. 17.9

grams total. Wide range of grades (Fine to Mint State) with a range of toning and luster, but all problem-free, the 1868/7 with consignor’s tag that says “The ‘discovery’ pc.! w/ CLEAR overdate!!” Estimate: $100-$150.

1220. Lot of 8 Guatemala 1R of 1874-1912 (the last one copper-nickel).

KM-148.1, 148.2, 153a.1, 153a.2, 172, 174

and 177. 25.8 grams total. XF to UNC, mostly toned and some

with luster, the 1883 with consignor’s tag that says “Rare date (KM is wrong!).” Estimate: $100-$150.

1221. Lot of 3 Guatemala 1/2R under Carrera (1860R, 1222. Lot of 4 Guatemala 1/2R (1873, 1878 and 1879 x 2). 1861R and 1867R).

The 1860 and 1861 are toned VF, but the 1867 is fully BU, highly lustrous and choice except for an old hairline scratch on head. Estimate: $100-$150. KM-131, and 143. 4.5 grams total.

XF to Mint State, most with luster, two of them toned, no problems. Estimate: $90-$135. KM-147, 147a.1, 147a.2 and 152. 6.2 grams total.

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1223. Lot of 3 Guatemala 1/2R of 1893 (three different varieties). KM-147a.2, 163 and 164. 4.4 grams total. XF on average, much luster, some light toning, the first variety with interesting die-clash on both sides. Estimate: $125-$200.

1224. Lot of 7 Guatemala 1/2R of 1883-1899, various minor varieties of two different types.

KM-155.1 and 155.2. 10.7 grams total. All AU-UNC and mostly lustrous except for one, an 1883/1 in

VF, all problem-free and great for advanced study. Estimate: $80$120.

1225. Lot of 11 Guatemala 1/4R, 1873-1899.

KM-146, 146a.2,

151, 158, 159 and 162. 8.3 grams total. AU on average, all decent and most

of them attractively toned, a great little “starter collection� for a very collectible series. Estimate: $80-$120.

1226. Lot of 3 Guatemala minors of 1881: 10 centavos, 5 centavos and copper 1 centavo. KM-204, 203 and 202.1. 8.5 grams total. XF-AU on average, the 1c with original luster and color, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1227. Lot of 5 Guatemala coins: 1 peso (1894 counterstamp on Peru 1 sol of 1870); 25 centavos, 1882; bronze 1 centavo, 1871; aluminum-bronze 50 centavos 1922; and aluminumbronze 1 peso 1923. KM-224, 205.1, 196, 232.1 and 233. 41.5 grams total. XF-UNC, the peso attractively rainbow-toned, no problems, nice mix of pre-quetzal types. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1228. Lot of 5 Guatemala brass/copper minors from the quetzal series (2c 1932; 1c 1925, 1929 and 1947; 1/2c 1946). KM-250, 237, 247, 249 and 248. 16.8 grams total. Choice AU-UNC with original luster, no

problems. Estimate: $80-$120.

1229. Lot of 7 Guatemala silver minors from the quetzal series (10c 1924 x 3, 1943, 1949, 1952; 5c 1924). KM-239.1, 239.2, 256.1 and 238.2. 21.4 grams total. AU-BU,

mostly brightly lustrous but a couple toned, the 1924 issues oddly omitted from KM but recognizable by type, some with JAG designer’s initials and some without. Estimate: $80-$120.

(photo reduced) 1230. Lot of 8 Guatemala 1/4 quetzals / 25 centavos of 1926-55 (all different dates).

KM-243.1, 243.2 and 258. 66.6 grams total. AU-BU, a few nicely toned but all of them lustrous and problem-

free. Estimate: $150-$225.

1231. Lot of 2 Guatemala silver coins of 1925: 1/2 quetzal and 1/4 quetzal. KM-241.2 and 240.1. 24.9 grams total. The 1/2 is XF and the 1/4 is AU and lustrous, both with traces of toning and no problems, high catalog value. Estimate: $150-$225.

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Haiti 1232. Haiti, 25 centimes, AN14 (1817), Pétion.

KM-15.2. 2.1 grams.

Nice UNC, mostly lustrous,

slightly weak strike on reverse in center and at top. Estimate: $125-$200.

1233. Haiti, copper 6 centimes, 1849 // AN46, local issue, rare grade. KM-32. 13.7 grams. Bold AXF with typically crude rims (as made), some original color and luster but also with contrasting toning around details, much higher grade than normal and comparable to the Dana Roberts specimen, which sold for about $750. Estimate: $500-$750. 1234. Haiti, copper 2 centimes, 1830 // AN27, rare grade. KM-A22. 6.4 grams. Exceptional strike with bold details and full rims, XF with original color and luster in fields but darkly toned around details (good contrast), evidence of die-clash on reverse. Estimate: $100$150. 1235. Haiti, copper 1 centime, 1834 // AN31, rare grade. KM-A21. 3.1 grams. Chocolate-brown XF with crude peripheries (as made), contrasting toning around details. Estimate: $100-$150.

1236. Haiti, 1 gourde, 1882, made into a silver ashtray. KM46. 54.6 grams total, 3-1/2" in diameter. Well-detailed

VF but obviously polished and damaged as crafted into a simple, shallow bowl with its rim thinly rolled and impressed with an asterisk-like pattern, an interesting numismatic antique. Estimate: $150-$225.

Honduras (“imitation cobs”)

1237. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, “imitation cob” 1/2 real, 1823, rare. KM-7.1. 1.6 grams. Choice example, bold XF with well-

1238. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, “imitation cob” 1/2 real, 1823, rare. KM-7.1. 1.5 grams. Bold VF, lightly toned and well detailed

centered strike, also nicely toned, popular provisional issue. Estimate: $500-$750.

but with slightly crude peripheries (as made), clear date but last digit so thin it looks like a 1. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Honduras (Central American Republic) 1239. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Central American Republic), 2 reales, 1831F. KM-9.3. 7.8 grams. Lustrous AU, uneven strike (struck over a previous issue?) resulting in weak parts, also uneven rainbow-toning, nice rims, curiously overweight, a bit undervalued in KM. Estimate: $250-$375.

Honduras (provisional)

1240. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (provisional), 4 reales, 1851G. KM-20a. 7.3 grams. Choice strike for this usually crude issue (some die-clashing evident), also rare grade as lustrous XF/AU, with much silver color on fields despite fineness of only 10% Estimate: $400-$600.

1241. Tegucigalpa, Honduras (provisional), 2 reales, 1848G. KM-19b. 4.6 grams. Lustrous and lightly toned AU (rare grade for this normally crude type), the strike off-center but much better than average, much silver color on fields despite fineness of only 17.2%. Compare to the Dana Roberts specimen in lower grade that sold for about $375. Estimate: $400-$600.

Honduras (Republic)

1242. Honduras, 50 centavos, 1879, Lovett type. KM-44. 12.3 grams. Deeply old-toned Fine with minor rim-dings and other minor marks, rare one-year issue. Estimate: $250-$375.

1243. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1902/1, F in wreath above fineness. KM-50a. 6.3 grams. Lustrous AU (rare grade for the type) but typical crude strike, no toning, with bold F in wreath above fineness (actually in the die), whose meaning is unknown. Estimate: $150-$225. 1244. Honduras, 25 centavos, 1907/4. KM-50a. 6.1 grams. Choice XF for type (very rare grade, far superior to the Dana Roberts specimen), with luster and light toning, scarce late date in series. Estimate: $350-$500.

1246. Honduras, 10 centavos, provisional date as “1 P� (ca. 1894-99), rare die-muling with previous Lovett type. KM-55.2. 2.4 grams. Lightly toned and faintly lustrous

1245. Honduras, 10 centavos, 1889, rare. KM-49. 2.2 grams. Wellstruck and richly toned AU with small rim-cut (old), possibly the finest-known example of this key date. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

AVF, no problems, curious issue combining the 1879 (Lovett) arms side (dated 1871) with an 1883 master-die denomination side showing the date (provisionally) as 1 P, reportedly one of only 10 known. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1247. Honduras, bronze 2 centavos, 1908/7, rare. KM-64 for type. 3.7 grams. Unlisted overdate within a rare type, deeply toned VF with dig between E and H, important coin for the specialist. Estimate: $200-$300.

1248. Lot of 4 Honduras copper 2c (1910 x 2, one with medal alignment; 1913; and 1920). KM-69 and 71. 13.4 grams total. XFAU, mostly brown but one of the 1910s with original color and luster, some with edge-crudeness, overall much better specimens than normal for this type. Estimate: $150-$225. 1249. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1891. KM-61. 4.5 grams. Reddish brown AU (or so), problem-free but rims slightly crude per the type, rare grade. Estimate: $200-$300.

1250. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1893, encapsulated NGC UNC details / environmental damage, ex-Dana Roberts and ex-Norweb.

Lustrous and somewhat rainbow-toned, the only “environmental damage” we can see being a touch of fine corrosion on part of rim, notwithstanding that a very choice specimen that is among the finest known. Pedigreed to the Norweb and Dana Roberts collections. Estimate: $300-$450. 1251. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, 1902, encapsulated ANACS MS 64 RB, ex-Dana Roberts collection. KM-46. Original red color and luster, slightly off-center reverse, exceptional grade for this type. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-61.

1252. Honduras, copper 1 centavo, “1610” date (1910), denomination as 1 over 1/2, ex-Americas collection. KM-66. 2.2 grams. Crazy little coin with denomination as 1/2 (and matching the size of the 19th-century 1/2-centavo pieces) and upside-down 9 in date,

problem-free VF with contrasting toning on the important side, good pedigree. Pedigreed to the Americas collection and to a 1985 Freeman Craig auction (with original tag). Estimate: $250-$375.

India (Danish) 1253. India (Danish), Tranquebar, 2 fano (2 royaliner / 2 fanams), Frederik VI, 1816, rare two-year type. KM-173; SchouChoice VF with attractive light toning, good details but edge crude (as made). Estimate: $300-$450.

246; Sieg-90. 2.5 grams.

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Italian States

1254. Naples, Italy (under Spain), Messina, 4 tari, Philip III, 1617. Spahr-37. 10.5 grams. Nicely toned AXF, slightly off-center with resultantly crude peripheries and last digit of date broken but the portrait and eagle very well detailed. Estimate: $80-$120.

1255. Naples, Italy (under Spain), Messina, 4 tari, Philip IV, 1651. Spahr-14ff. 10.1 grams. Lightly toned VF, good portrait and eagle and full date but rest crude as usual. Estimate: $80-$120.

Liberia 1256. Liberia (struck in England), bronze 2 cents, 1896-H (Heaton), encapsulated NGC MS 64 RB, ex-Eliasberg collection. KM-6. Full original mint luster and color, almost prooflike on reverse. (Also see lot #1094 under Colombia for a very important Liberian countermarked coin.) Pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection (stated in slab). Estimate: $150-$225.

Mexico (colonial) Pillars

1257. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V,

1258. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V,

1738MF. KM-103; CT-783. 26.9 grams. Slightly off-center XF, scarce as non-salvage, nicely toned, light rubbing on fields. Estimate: $300$450.

1739MF. KM-103; CT-787. 26.7 grams. Lightly cleaned AXF, slight flanbulge above worlds, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1259. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742/ 1262. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1MF. KM-103; CT-792. 26.9 grams. Bold AU with light toning all over

1754MF. KM-104.1; CT-333. 26.9 grams. Attractively toned and lustrous

(no contrast), old marks on shield, very slightly porous surfaces, clear overdate. Estimate: $350-$500.

AXF, no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

1260. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V,

1263. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI,

1743MF. KM-103; CT-795. 26.7 grams. VF+ with patchy toning, crude

1755MM. KM-104.2; CT-338. 27.0 grams. Nice, lustrous XF, no toning,

rims, scarce as non-salvage. Estimate: $250-$375.

well struck. Estimate: $250-$375.

1261. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1264. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752MF. KM-104.1; CT-329. 27.0 grams. VF+ with hint of luster, very light toning. Estimate: $250-$375.

1757MM.

KM-104.2; CT-342. 27.0 grams. Lustrous and beautifully rainbow-toned AU, choice for this date. Estimate: $500-$750.

1265. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759MM.

KM-104.2; CT-344. 26.8 grams. Lustrous AU with light rainbow-toning, very attractive. Estimate: $400-$600.

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1266. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760MM.

Well-struck XF with even toning all over, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-104.2; CT-346. 26.7 grams.

1269. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1747MF, E/R error. KM-95; CT-417. 13.4 grams. Rare error in legend (R4 in Gilboy), bold and frosty XF with minimal toning, slightly offcenter pillars side. Estimate: $500-$750.

1270. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1267. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1752MF. KM-95; CT-423. 13.4 grams. Bold XF, no toning, hint of luster. 1767MF, encapsulated ICG EF40 details / cleaned.

KM-

105; CT-906. Richly

rainbow-toned, die-crack to left of leftmost pillar, no problems (no evidence of cleaning that we can see). Estimate: $250-$375.

Estimate: $400-$600.

1271. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 4 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1752MF. KM-95; CT-423. 13.4 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned XF with obvious adjustment marks on shield, luster on fields. Estimate: $300$450.

1268. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1768/7MF, rare overdate. KM-105; CT-907. 26.8 grams. Lustrous AXF with patchy toning, slightly off-center strike, the overdate faint but certain. Estimate: $500-$750.

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1272. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Philip V, 1741MF. KM-84; CT-1291. 6.7 grams. AXF with muted luster, light toning that contrasts nicely with details on shield side, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1273. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1755M. KM-86.1; CT-495. 6.5 grams. Bold rims, lightly toned AXF, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1274. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1759M. KM-86.2; CT-500. 6.7 grams. Highly lustrous XF, once cleaned but starting to re-tone attractively. Estimate: $200-$300.

1275. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1763M. KM-87; CT-1328. 6.7 grams. Lustrous XF with slightly porous surfaces from cleaning (starting to re-tone). Estimate: $150-$225.

1276. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Philip V, 1744/3M. KM-75.2; CT-unlisted. 3.3 grams. Deeply toned AXF, good bold strike, no problems. Estimate: $100-$150.

1277. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1749M. KM-76.1; CT-574. 3.2 grams. Attractively toned XF, nice strike, but with plugged hole at top. Estimate: $60-$90.

1278. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1750M. KM-76.1; CT-575. 3.2 grams. Deeply toned VF with crude rims. Estimate: $60-$90.

1279. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1765M. KM-77; CT-1545. 3.2 grams. Lightly toned AXF, no problems, rather attractive for the grade. Estimate: $80-$120.

1280. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 real, Charles III, 1771F. KM-77; CT-1552. 3.3 grams. Broad-flan XF with full rims, deep and even toning, minor die-cracks on shield side, scarce final year (R3 in Gilboy). Estimate: $125-$200.

Busts

1281. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1282. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1773FM, initials facing rim.

KM-106.1; CT-917. 26.6 grams. VF+ with slightly weak centers as usual, hint of luster and toning, scarce and desirable early issue. Estimate: $125-$200.

1773FM, initials upright. KM-106.2; CT-918. 26.8 grams. Nice strike, lustrous AU-, no toning. Estimate: $175-$250.

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1283. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1775FM. KM-106.2; CT-920. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU with choice

1286. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III,

rainbow-toning, small rim-bump at top of reverse. Estimate: $300$450.

spots of toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

1778FF. KM-106.2; CT-926. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU with only a couple

1284. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1287. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1775FM. KM-106.2; CT-920. 26.9 grams. Prooflike AU, highly lustrous, lots of bagmarks. Estimate: $125-$200.

1779FF, encapsulated NGC AU 58.

KM-106.2; CT-929. Choice strike and somewhat prooflike (highly lustrous, just too many hairlines to make Mint State). Estimate: $200-$300.

1285. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1776FM.

KM-106.2; CT-921. 27.0 grams. Lustrous UNC with lots of small bagmarks, orange crust on reverse rim, popular date with US collectors. Estimate: $150-$225.

1288. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1780FF. KM-106.2; CT-930. 26.3 grams AXF with tiny rim-nick, minimal toning. Estimate: $90-$135.

1289. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1781FF. KM-106.2; CT-931. 27.0 grams. Highly lustrous AU, no toning. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1290. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1293. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV 1782FF. KM-106.2; CT-932. 26.9 grams. AU with much luster, incipient

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM-

toning, small black spot at reverse rim. Estimate: $125-$200.

Lustrous Mint State, the reverse somewhat prooflike, no toning. Estimate: $250-$375. 107; CT-681. 26.8 grams.

1291. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1294. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV 1784FM.

Lustrous Mint State, some spotty toning, nice strike. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-106.2; CT-936. 26.9 grams.

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM107; CT-681. 26.9 grams.

Attractively toned AU with lustrous legends.

Estimate: $175-$250.

1292. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1786FM. KM-106.2a; CT-939. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU with weak area on rims (both sides) coinciding with natural stress-fractures in same area. Estimate: $125-$200.

1295. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1790FM. KMBold and lustrous Mint State, struck slightly out-of-round with resultant weak area and stress-fractures on rims near date. Estimate: $125-$200. 107; CT-682. 26.9 grams.

1296. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1792FM. KM-109; CT-685. 26.9 grams. Lustrous AU-, no toning, good strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1297. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1300. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII,

1794FM. KM-109; CT-687. 27.0 grams. Very attractive Mint State, just a few minor marks on reverse, lightly rainbow-toned. Estimate: $200$300.

1816/5JJ. KM-111; CT-558. 26.9 grams. Lustrous but low-contrast Mint

1298. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1301. Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales proclamation medal,

1801FT. KM-109; CT-unlisted. 26.9 grams. Deeply toned Mint State with

Charles IV, 1789. Grove-C10; KM-Q27; CT-836. 13.3 grams. Nice VF+

muted luster, very low contrast. Estimate: $250-$375.

with luster, lightly toned around rims, a few old scratches in fields. Estimate: $200-$300.

1299. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV,

1302. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV

1803FT. KM-109; CT-699. 27.0 grams. Attractively rainbow-toned AU

transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789FM. KM-

with rim-bruise at top, luster on reverse, low contrast. Estimate: $200-$300.

98; CT-838. 13.0 grams.

State, slightly crude strike (rims and bust) as usual, clear overdate. Estimate: $275-$400.

Very deeply old-toned Fine with porosity near center of reverse, good strike, scarce type. Estimate: $150-$225.

1303. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1798/ 7FM. KM-100; CT-unlisted. 13.3 grams. Deeply toned AXF with slightly off-center reverse, faint overdate (scarce), no problems. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1304. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1R, Charles IV transitionals, 1789 and 1790FM, BOTH plate coins in KM. VF on average, the 1789 nicely toned, no problems, desirable as major-reference plate coins. Plate coins #79 and 80 in the Krause references. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-79 and 80; CT-838 and 839. 6.6 grams total.

1305. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1798FM. KM-81; CT-1144. 3.4 grams. Lustrous XF/AU with rainbow-toning near

rims, traces of lacquer(?) in crevices of shield. Estimate: $100-$150.

1306. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1307. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1772FM, initials facing rim, encapsulated NGC MS-62. Semi-lustrous and beautifully rainbow-toned, nice strike and choice condition, desirable first date of type. Estimate: $300-$450. KM-69.1; CT-1762.

1801FT, encapsulated NGC MS-63. KM-72; CT-1296. Very choice strike, with beautifully lustrous and toned fields (somewhat prooflike), no problems, quite lovely. Estimate: $350-$500.

Mexico (War of Independence) Oaxaca (Insurgent) 1308. Lot of 7 Oaxaca (SUD/Morelos), Mexico, copper 1R, 1812, all different dies.

CT-1186. 17.3 grams total. VF-XF on average, generally bold details and problem-free but typically crude, good group for study as each coin is a little bit different. Estimate: $150-$225.

Tlalpujahua (Royalist / Supreme National Congress) 1309. Tlalpujahua, Mexico (Supreme National Congress), 8 reales (struck in silver), Ferdinand VII, 1812, very rare. Attractively toned AXF with peripheral weakness but some bold legend, nice centers, tiny hole inside crudely plugged area at top, strange bullseye-shaped marks (countermarks?) near edge on both sides, good weight and far rarer than the cast variety. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. CT-656; KM-215.1. 28.2 grams.

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1310. Tlalpujahua, Mexico, 1/2 real (struck in silver), Ferdinand VII, 1812, inward-facing date. CT-1404; KM-210. 1.7 grams. Richly toned AXF with minor weak area in periphery, truncated legends as usual, clear date and nice inner details. Estimate: $200-$300.

Unattributed (Insurgent)

1311. Mexico, oval “YRNO”(?) countermark on a Potosí, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1823PJ. Similar to Elizondo (MX-179). 26.8 grams. This coin is a mystery. The host is clearly genuine, VF with bold details all over, toned in legends, with minor laminations

and rim-flaws, but the date possibly (and significantly) tooled, which is really the only way to explain why this coin has a countermark from the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821). With only slight stylistic differences, the well-designed monogram in the well-executed countermark (bold, toned XF) is essentially the same as the one pictured in Elizondo, which he simply calls “Very Rare” without prices or attribution (and we have never seen any for sale to compare). Paleographic research makes us believe it is possibly a monogram for Ignacio López Rayón, the leader of the insurgent government after Hidalgo. If the host-coin date turns out to be accurate, then perhaps this countermark is simply a post-war memorial for López. Either way, this is clearly an important coin and worthy of further study by Mexican numismatists. Estimate: $500-up.

Zacatecas (Royalist) 1312. Zacatecas, Mexico, 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1811, flowers-and-castles variety. CT-1062; KM-186. 6.5 grams. Typical Fine with practically blank center on reverse (also a few old scratches there), decent pillars with small flat area, bold legends on both sides (including the inward-facing date), nicely toned. Estimate: $60-$90.

Mexico (Empire) 1313. Chiapas, Mexico (Empire), 1-real proclamation, 1822, Iturbide.

Grove-23a. 3.3 grams. AXF with nice rich rainbowtoning all over, light old scratch across bust, some original luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Mexico (Republic)

1314. San Luis Potosí, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1855MC. KM-377.12. 26.9 grams. Lustrous XF with faint rainbowtoning, better date and mint. Estimate: $200-$300.

1315. Guadalajara, Mexico, cap-and-rays 4 reales, 1843MC. Decent VF with attractive toning, bold details, parts of rim crude (as made). Estimate: $60-$90. KM-375.2. 13.3 grams.

1316. Chihuahua, Mexico, 5 centavos, 1870, encapsulated ANACS EF 40, ex-Dana Roberts collection. KM-396. Lightly rainbow-toned all over, bold but slightly crude details, clashed dies. Pedigreed to the Dana Roberts collection. Estimate: $100-$150.

Mexico (United States of Mexico) 1317. Lot of 2 Mexico City, Mexico, 1-peso “caballitos,” 1910 and 1912. KM-453. 27.1 and 27.0 grams. Rainbow-toned XF (the 1910 slightly better and lustrous), no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1318. Mexico, 1 peso, 1914, “caballito,” key date.

KM-453.

27.0 grams. Lustrous XF, once lightly cleaned but starting to re-tone

nicely, lower-mintage final date of this popular series. Estimate: $800$1,200.

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Netherlands (Spanish) 1319. Brabant (Brussels mint), Spanish Netherlands, patagon, Philip IV, 1635. KM-53.3. 27.9 grams. VF with most good details (bold date), small edge-splits, minimal toning. Estimate: $125$200.

Netherlands (United)

1320. Gelderland, United Netherlands, “lion” daalder (48 stuivers), 1648. KM-36. 26.6 grams. AVF with parts of interior designs weak, natural flaw between lion’s legs, bold legends (especially the 48 of the date). Estimate: $100-$150.

1321. Zeeland, Netherlands, 6 stuivers, 1772.

KM-90.2. 4.7 grams. Sharp XF with minor porosity and small void on part of rim,

1322. Lot of 3 Dutch silver stuivers (Holland, 1746;

good contrasting toning. Pedigreed to the “Fukien Find,” with small certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

on average, good details and no problems, full range of toning. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

Westfriesland, 1789; and Zeeland, 1730). 4.5 grams total. VF+

Netherlands West Indies 1323. Dutch West Indies, 2 stuivers, 1794.

Semi-lustrous AU, lightly toned, no problems, very popular one-year issue and a good bit scarcer than KM indicates. Estimate: $200-$300. KM-1. 1.6 grams.

Panama 1324. Panama, copper-nickel 5 centésimos, 1932, encapsulated NGC MS 64, ex-Whittier collection. KM-9. Choice, lustrous, with light golden toning all over. Pedigreed to the Whittier collection (stated in slab). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Peru (colonial) Pillars 1326. Lima, Peru, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1753J. KM-52; CT-547. 3.4 grams.

Lustrous, well-struck XF, nicely toned. Estimate:

$175-$250.

1327. Lima, Peru, pillar 1 real, Ferdinand VI, 1757JM. KM52; CT-552. 3.3 grams. Lustrous XF, good strike. Estimate: $150-$225.

1328. Lima, Peru, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1759JM, exPatterson collection. KM-51; CT-645. 1.7

1325. Lima, Peru, pillar 8 reales, Charles III, 1771JM, “HIAPSN� error, very rare. KM-64.2; CT-849. 25.8 grams. Salvaged XF with good toning, light surface corrosion, slightly off-center strike, very clear error. Estimate: $500-$750.

grams. Toned XF, some minor green spots,

good strike and pedigree. Pedigreed to the Patterson collection (Bonhams, 1996). Estimate: $100-$150.

Busts

1331. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1787MI, encapsulated NGC AU 58.

KM-78a; CT-871.

Choice bold strike

1329. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1774MJ. KM- but with some die-clashing in evidence, small spots of toning only, 78; CT-855. 26.9 grams. Lustrous XF+, off-center reverse, no toning, hairline scratch (old). Estimate: $125-$200.

near prooflike luster. Estimate: $200-$300.

1330. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1778MJ. KM- 1332. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1789IJ. KM-78a;

Lustrous XF with faint adjustment marks on reverse, slightly off-center strike, touch of toning around details. Estimate: $125-$200. 78; CT-859. 26.8 grams.

CT-874. 26.6 grams. Bold and nicely toned VF+ but with many old scratches on the bust, 4 green spots on edge (ex-mount). Estimate: $150-$225.

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1333. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1802IJ, ex”Lima Mint hoard,” in presentation box. KM-97; CT-657. 27.2

1336. Cuzco, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1824G.

grams. Silvery UNC with light surface hairlines, lustrous (especially

KM-117.2; CT-386. 26.6 grams. Richly toned AVF with crude centers due to flawed flan, off-center strike, popular one-year issue. Estimate: $125-$200.

the reverse), slightly off-center strike resulting in crude rims. Pedigreed to the “Lima Mint Hoard,” with wooden box. Estimate: $200-$300.

1337. Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1806JP, exSellschopp.

1334. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1806JP. KM-97; Lustrous XF, no toning, parts of rims crude (as made). Estimate: $125-$200.

CT-663. 26.6 grams.

KM-96; CT-818. 13.2 grams. Lustrous XF with nicely detailed bust (weaker pillars), crude rims (as made), no toning except for small black spots. Estimate: $250-$375.

1338. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1792/9IJ, large bust, rare. KM-unlisted; CT-unlisted. 6.5 grams. Unlisted overdate with

1335. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1815JP.

tail of 9 peeking out above the bottom-left part of the 2, lustrous VF+ on a broad flan, starting to tone at rims. Estimate: $75-$110.

KM-117.1; CT-483. 27.2 grams. Highly lustrous Mint State (choice grade) with slightly grainy fields, starting to tone around the edge. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1339. Lima, Peru, bust 2 reales, Charles IV, 1793IJ, standard bust.

Bold XF, richly toned (especially the reverse, the obverse a bit spotty) and lustrous, offcenter strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1340. Lima, Peru, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1796IJ. KM-94; CT1102. 3.3 grams. Lustrous XF+, very off-center strike, no toning except

for spot on obverse rim. Estimate: $100-$150.

1341. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, Charles IV, 1795JI, scarce. KMBold XF details but lightly corroded as from salvage, toned fields, desirable early type with high catalog value. Estimate: $200-$300. 102.1; CT-1378. 0.7 gram.

Peru (post-colonial)

1342. Arequipa, (South) Peru, 4 reales, 1838MV. KM-172. 15.2 grams. Popular one-year type with elegant design, partially yellow-

toned VF, no problems. Estimate: $300-$450.

1343. Pasco, Peru, 4 reales, 1844M. KM-151.5. 13.1 grams. AVF with very weak centers, lightly toned, scarce 1-year type that is undervalued in KM. Estimate: $75-$110. 1344. Lima, Peru (State of North Peru), 1 real, 1838MB, very rare. KM-158. 3.2 grams. Off-center VF with nicely contrasting toning, die-clashing, popular 1-year issue with high catalog value. Estimate: $600-$900.

1345. Lima, Peru, 1 sol, 1890TF/BF.

KM-196.24. 24.9 grams.

Beautifully rainbow-toned AU with hint of luster, no problems. Estimate: $200-$300.

Philippines 1346. Philippines (under Spain), 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, crowned “F.7.o� countermark (1832-34) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1831MM. CT-536; KM-83. 25.9 grams. Fully detailed (XF) countermark on a lustrous and richly toned host (VF), minor edgeflaw. Estimate: $150-$225.

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1347. Philippines (under Spain), peso, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1834-37) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1833MM. CT-451; KM-138.2. 26.9 grams. Full countermark (lustrous

1348. Philippines (under Spain), peso, Isabel II, crowned “Y.II.” countermark (1834-37) on a Lima, Peru, 8 reales, 1833MM. CT-451; KM-138.2. 26.5 grams. Bold XF countermark (full),

XF) on an off-center VF+ host with toning around rims. Estimate: $150-$225.

AVF host, parts of rims crude (as made), minimal toning. Estimate: $150-$225.

Poland 1349. Poland, 10 zlotych, 1933, 70th anniversary of 1863 January Uprising (Traugutt). KM-24. 22.0 grams. Richly rainbow-toned AXF Estimate: $300-$450.

Portugal 1350. Lisbon, Portugal, tostão, Sebastian I (155778), large cross, no ring around cross. Gomes-24.07. 7.9 grams. Nicely toned VF with slightly uneven strike but particularly well-detailed crown, full shield and cross, edge-split. Estimate: $80$120.

Puerto Rico 1351. Puerto Rico (under Spain), complete set of 1 peso (1895-PGV), 40c, 20c, 10c and 5c (1896-PGV), Alfonso XIII, all encapsulated NGC (VF-XF). CT-82, 83, 84, 85 and 86; KM-24, 23, 22, 21 and 20. Representative set of

each denomination of this popular type (all 1-year issues) in various degrees of toning, the peso XF 40 but the others VF 30 (20c) or VF details /surface hairlines or harshly cleaned (5c). Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1352. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, 1895-PGV, encapsulated NGC AU 53. CT-82; KM-24. Vividly rainbow-toned and lustrous, quite attractive and popular. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800.

1353. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 10 centavos, 1896-PGV. Lustrous AU with faint old marks on bust, toned behind head. Estimate: $350-$450. CT-85; KM-21. 2.5 grams.

1354. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 5 centavos, 1896-PGV.

1355. Puerto Rico (under Spain), 5 centavos, 1896-PGV.

CT-86; KM-20. 1.2 grams. Lustrous Mint State with wild rainbow-toning,

CT-86; KM-20. 1.2 grams. VF-XF with darkly toned fields, no problems.

faint surface hairlines on denomination side. Estimate: $300-$450.

Estimate: $50-$75.

Spain

1356. Modern struck-silver copy of a Spanish (Castile and León) gold dobla de 10 doblas of Pedro I (“the Cruel”), dated 1398 in Roman numerals. See Cayón-1271. 17.9 grams. Perhaps the greatest numismatic trophy of medieval Spain was the gold dobla de 10 doblas of Pedro I, struck in 1360 AD (1398 by the local calendar at the time) on a thin but immense 2-1/2" flan from gold confiscated from a wealthy Jewish gentleman executed for alleged witchcraft and thievery. The fame of this coin spawned several different copyings over the centuries, in several different metals, this one probably done in the late 1800s at a Spanish art school. XF with toning around details. In custom padded box. Estimate: $250-$375.

1357. Seville, Spain, milled 8 reales, Philip V, 1728P. CT-938; KM-336.3. 26.9 grams. Broad-flan XF with small dig in crown and other

minor marks, very light toning, impressively attractive. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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1358. Barcelona, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Charles III Pretender, 1712. CT-28; KM-PT5. 5.1 grams. Richly toned VF with full details, no problems. Estimate: $50-$75.

1359. Segovia, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Philip V, 1723F. CT-1404; KM-297. 5.3 grams. Broad-flan XF with light toning all over, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

1360. Madrid, Spain, milled 2 reales “pistareen,” Charles III, 1767PJ. CT-1297; KM-388.1. 5.8 grams. Natural-looking AXF with very light toning (low contrast), no problems, better date in the series. Estimate: $90-$135.

1361. Madrid, Spain, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816GJ.

1362. Pamplona, Spain (Navarre), copper 1 maravedí,

Lustrous, well-struck UNC with slightly porous surfaces. Estimate: $100-$150.

Ferdinand VII (III of Navarre), 1826PP. CT-1655; KM-121. 1.9 grams. Chocolate-brown AU- with traces of original red color and

CT-505; KM-466.3. 26.9 grams.

luster, off-center strike, no problems. Estimate: $80-$120.

Suriname (Dutch Guyana) 1363. Suriname (Dutch Guyana), copper 4 duit, 1679, uniface, 4 leaves, very rare. KM-5. 3.1 grams. Mainland issue under the governorship of John Heinsius, with bold parrot and leaves and date and clear (but tiny) denomination behind the parrot’s head, VF but typically crude (as usual), darkly toned, high catalog value. Estimate: $500-$750.

Thailand 1364. Thailand, 1 baht, BE2459 (1916), encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-Y45. Bold and lustrous, with spot of colorful toning in center of obverse only. Estimate: $80-$120.

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Turkey 1365. Turkey, silver bullion bar (1900s), official mint house issue. 125.7 grams. A small, neatly formed, rectangular ingot stamped with 999.0 and Turkish symbols on top and KGM.0.125700 on one side, lightly toned and no worse than XF for handling. Estimate: $300-$400.

United States of America 1366. USA, 1 dollar, 1900, Lafayette commemorative. KM-118. 26.7 grams. Bold AU with hint of

luster and toning, popular low-mintage issue. Estimate: $500-$750.

1367. Lot of three US silver coins (dollar, 1896-O; half dollar, 1903-O; and quarter dollar, 1905), from the “Sulphur Springs recovery” (early 1900s) near Tampa, Florida. 36.0 grams total. Representative set, all 3 coins dark and corroded (the quarter also slightly bent) to show how they were found, interesting provenance. With certificates. Estimate: $80$120.

1368. Lot of two US silver coins (half dollar and quarter dollar, mints and dates not visible), formerly clumped together, from the “Sulphur Springs recovery” (early 1900s) near Tampa, Florida. 13.9 grams total. Dark and crusty as uncleaned, but the coins still solid (just

not readable as they are now), interesting provenance. With certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

1369. Lot of two US half dollars (both 1904), from the “Sulphur Springs recovery” (early 1900s) near Tampa, Florida. 18.3 grams total. XF details but dark as uncleaned, interesting provenance. With certificates. Estimate: $60-$90.

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1370. USA (Philadelphia mint), Mercury dime, 1942/41, rare. KM-140. 2.5 grams. Solid VF+, no problems, with clear overdate. Estimate: $500-$750.

Uruguay

1371. Uruguay (struck in Paris, France), 50 centésimos, 1877-A, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-16. Lustrous and bold, with strong stress lines in fields, fully Mint State in our opinion, lightly toned. Estimate: $100-$150.

1374. Uruguay (struck in Lyon, France), copper 40 centésimos, 1857-D, encapsulated NGC MS 61 BN. KM-10. Beautifully rainbow-toned, with muted luster, very minor rim-flaws. Estimate: $200-$300.

1372. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), 50 centésimos, 1893/73-So, encapsulated NGC MS 64.

KM-16.

Choice bold

strike and luster, no toning. Estimate: $300-$450.

1375. Uruguay (struck in Lyon, France), copper 5 centésimos, 1857-D, encapsulated NGC MS 62 BN. KM-8. Choice strike, some original color and luster. Estimate: $150-$225.

1373. Uruguay, 50 centésimos, 1917, encapsulated NGC MS 61. KM-23. Highly lustrous but with bagmarks and hairlines, also

1376. Uruguay (struck in Philadelphia), copper-nickel 5 centésimos, 1924, encapsulated NGC MS 66. KM-21. Lightly

some weak spots in center, where it is starting to tone. Estimate: $100-$150.

toned, perfect strike, muted luster. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1377. Uruguay (struck in Philadelphia), copper-nickel 5 centésimos, 1924, encapsulated PCGS MS 65 KM-21. Nice luster and faint toning, perfect strike. Estimate: $80-$120.

1378. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), copper 5 centésimos, 1944-So, encapsulated NGC MS 65 RB. KM-21a. Superb, flawless specimen with full original luster and color. Estimate: $80-$120.

1379. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), copper 5 centésimos, 1947-So, encapsulated NGC MS 65 RB. KM-21a. Choice original color and luster. Estimate: $80-$120.

1380. Uruguay (struck in Philadelphia), copper-nickel 2 centésimos, 1924, encapsulated NGC MS 66. KM-20. Lustrous and choice, with incipient rainbow-toning on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

1381. Uruguay (struck in Paris, France), copper-nickel 2 centésimos, 1936-A, encapsulated NGC MS 65. KM-20. Highly lustrous. Estimate: $80-$120.

1382. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), copper-tin-zinc 2 centésimos, 1945-So, encapsulated NGC MS 65 RD. KM20a. Prooflike

and with 100% full original color and luster, a real gem. Estimate: $80-$120.

1383. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), copper 2 centésimos, 1946-So, encapsulated NGC MS 65 RD. KM-20a. Original color and luster. Estimate: $80-$120.

1384. Uruguay (struck in Santiago, Chile), copper 2 centésimos, 1949-So, encapsulated NGC MS 65 RB. KM-20a. Super luster, full original color. Estimate: $80-$120. 1385. Uruguay (struck in Philadelphia), copper-nickel 1 centésimo, 1924, encapsulated NGC MS 66. KM-19. Attractively rainbow-toned and lustrous. Estimate: $100-$150. 1386. Uruguay (struck in Paris, france), copper-nickel 1 centésimo, 1936-A, encapsulated NGC MS 65. KM-19. Superb luster, hint of toning. Estimate: $80-$120.

Venezuela 1387. Venezuela (under Gran Colombia), 1/4 real, 1822, rare. KM-C31. 0.4 gram. Rainbow-toned VF+, slightly off-center strike, decent problem-free specimen of a popular early issue. Estimate: $600-$900.

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1388. Venezuela (struck in Paris), 5 centavos, 1876-A (with serifs). KM-Y12.1. 1.2 grams. Deeply rainbow-toned AU, no problems. Estimate: $125-$200.

West Indies 1389. West Indies (Tortola?), small “T” countermark on a USA copper large cent of 1822. 9.3 grams. Bold countermark (VF) on an About Fine host with generally good details (weak near rims), with bulge on reverse opposite the countermark, a small but well-crafted and serifed T that most resembles the large T on the “black dogg” coins of Tortola. Estimate: $70-$100.

Medals & Tokens Brazil 1390. Brazil (Empire), silver medal, Pedro II, Academy of Fine Arts of Rio de Janeiro (mid-1800s), engraved by C. Lüster F., rare. Meili-166. 24.9 grams. Lovely, problem-free AU with colorful old toning, struck in high relief, with emperor on obverse and AO GENIO E A APPLICAÇÃO on reverse. Estimate: $600$900.

Cuba 1391. Cuba (Mayarí), silver 1/2-real(?) token made from a US Seated Liberty half dime (1800s), very rare. 1.1 grams. A strange little piece with arms (lions/castles) covering the entire reverse and the obverse punched with MORALES Ho in a box above an incuse 1/2, all but the denomination matching a 20-centavos piece recently sold in Spain for 3000 Euros that shows DE MAYARI below the arms (beyond the flan-edge on this one), with traces of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA visible, toned AVF overall, with tiny hole at edge, possibly unique. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

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Ecuador 1392. Ecuador, silver “medal of merit” (1900s) inside enameled-brass decoration, made for the government of Ecuador by Cejalvo (Madrid, Spain), with original yellow ribbon and in original box. 24.6 grams total. A struck and somewhat coin-like medal (nicely toned) showing mountains with REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR above and AL MERITO below, slightly convex, encased in a wreath of green leaves and red rays in enameled brass, suspended from a ribbon, all in excellent condition. Estimate: $250-$375.

France

1393. France (States of Brittany), silver jeton, Louis XV, 1732. 6.5 grams. Choice XF with lovely rainbow-toning around rims, nice strike. Estimate: $100-$150.

Guatemala 1394. Guatemala, silver 2R-sized “trial by jury” medal, 1837. 6.7 grams. Legends read “Juicio por Jurados / El Pueblo Juez” (trial by jury / the people judge), thematic of legal reforms in 1837 after an indigenous revolt. Lustrous AXF with light rainbow-toning around rims, hairline edge-crack and other minor flaws. Estimate: $100-$150.

Jamaica 1395. Jamaica, silver-plated brass International Exhibition medal, 1891, Queen Victoria. 32.1 grams. Bold, lustrous XF+, somewhat prooflike with tinge of yellow coming through, with Victoria (“SUPREME LADY”) on obverse and INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION JAMAICA 1891 on reverse. Estimate: $250-$375.

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Mexico 1396. Mexico, brass mint-trial token for Turkish 50 kurus (ca.1980) struck at the Mexico City mint. 4.1 grams. Lustrous Mint State, with reeded edge and simple wording inside indicating that this was struck by the Mexican mint for the Turkish State mint on a sample flan in brass but designed for bullion gold coins, a match with the 100-kurus trial we sold in our Auction #10. Estimate: $100$150.

1397. Mexico City, Mexico, silver medal made from Atocha (1622) silver in custom Lucite holder and clamshell case. 269 grams total. This is basically a Mexican Royal 8R 1621D restrike, as the design is completely accurate, yet it is clearly not intended to deceive and comes housed in a special Lucite holder embossed with “PIECE OF 8” FROM CASA DE MONEDA MEXICO’S OFFICIAL MINT EST. 1535 / GENUINE LOST SILVER TREASURE OF THE ATOCHA TREASURE SHIP SUNK 1622 (the coin resting inside a picture of a treasure chest), officially struck at the Mexico City mint from silver recovered from the ship (melted down from one of the big loaf-shaped bars), undated but probably done in the late 1980s, the medal itself lustrous, frosty and of course Mint State, with deep toning around rims. Estimate: $200-$300.

Panama 1398. Panama, gold (10K) medal, 1913, McClintic Marshall Const Co. (Panama Canal), engraved on back to Arthur D. Jury, rare. 15.1 grams. Considered one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” the Panama Canal was built in 1880-1914 to connect the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. The principal feature of the Canal is a series of locks, whose immense steel gates are opened and closed to raise and lower the water level between them and thereby allow ships to “climb” from one side to the other. This important gold medal, made by C.G. Braxmar Co. in New York, was issued to recognize the McClintic Marshall Construction Company, the Pittsburgh-based firm that built the lock-gates, which were actually manufactured in the US and towed by barge to Panama, in 1911-13. The engraving on back, to a company official we were unable to further identify, specifies a date of October 27, 1913, and the place as “Panama / C.Z.” As this medal is missing in David Plowman’s catalog of Panama medals (www.coins-of-panama.com), we assume it is quite rare and of supreme importance to “Zonian” collectors. XF+, with hole at top. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Peru 1399. Lot of 2 Peruvian gold “Recuperad El Morro” medals (2 different varieties), 1925, rare. 9.0 grams total. As a consequence of the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Peru lost to Chile the area known as Tarapacá, whose main city Arica is dominated by a land-feature known as El Morro, from whose cliffs the Peruvian Colonel Bolognesi heroically leaped to his death while wrapped in the garrison flag. At the end of the war, under the terms of the Treaty of Ancon, Chile retained control of the former Peruvian territory until a plebiscite could establish the region’s nationality going forward. Patriotism against Chile ran high in 1925, when these medals were made in a variety of metals and designs, each with the Morro cliff featured on obverse along with the name of the engraver A.B. Leguia and the date of July 29, 1925. One of the pieces in this lot, showing just JUNTA PATRIOTICA NACIONAL on reverse, is known in brass and silver, but this gold specimen is the only one we have heard of. The other piece, in solid gold and featuring a portrait of Bolognesi on the reverse with the same wording in the legend instead, is known but considered rare. Both are lustrous XF-AU with minor rim-nicks and scratches. Estimate: $500-$750.

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Puerto Rico 1400. Puerto Rico (under Spain), oval bronze military medal (with crown at top), Alfonso XII, Voluntarios de Puerto-Rico (1880). 15.4 grams. Bold AXF with nice even color, showing the king’s portrait on the obverse with legend INTEGRIDAD DE LA PATRIA at top and CONSTANCIA at bottom, the reverse with flag-bearing lamb on rock (large variety) below F I with VOLUNTARIOS DE PUERTO-RICO below in legend, topped with crown-shaped hanger that still retains a small piece of red cloth inside. Estimate: $600-$900.

1401. Bronze medal made by artist Lorenzo Homar (1913-2004) in 1993 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico, one of only 100 made, commissioned by noted collector Efraín Archilla-Diez. 306.6 grams. Modern, artistic medal in pristine condition, with lion motif in high relief on front (signed by the artist at bottom), flat reverse with incuse wording “5to. Centenario del Descubrimiento de Puerto Rico 1493-1993,” crafted in an antiqued brushed finish. Lorenzo Homar (19132004) is considered by many to be Puerto Rico’s greatest graphic artist. Estimate: $125-$200.

Spain 1402. Madrid, Spain, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1808. Herrera-2. 5.8 grams. Choice XF with elegant old toning, small part of rim crude (as made), with crisp details all over, showing crowned arms on obverse and monogram on reverse. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Documents Paper money Cayman Islands 1403. Cayman Islands Currency Board, ten dollars, 1996 experimental paper (X/1 note), rare. KM-18b. 6-1/8" x 2-5/8". Queen Elizabeth on obverse and beach scene with open treasure chest on reverse, printed by de la Rue on special, experimental paper (as designated by the X/1 in front of the serial number) and then recalled for analysis and subsequently destroyed, making escapees like this one rare, in fact the rarest of all Cayman notes, this example in Crisp Uncirculated condition. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Cuba 1404. Cuba (under Spain), uncut sheet of 8 lottery tickets, 1839 (Isabel II). 8-1/2" x 12-1/4". This is a whole page of printed uniface notes with stated value of 4 reales each, numbered 1-S-311 through 8-S-311 and with handwritten number 414 at bottom of each, also printed with lottery date of August 1, 1839, officially stamped in red and black, a bit foxed and with small tears in margins but otherwise in excellent condition. Estimate: $300-$450.

Ecuador 1405. American Banknote Company for El Banco Comercial y Agrícola (Guayaquil, Ecuador), 10 sucres banknote, undated (1903-22), uniface (obverse) proof mounted on card stock. 7-1/2" x 4" overall. Shipwreck vignette, top condition, with crisp, intricate printed design (6-5/8" x 3" area). Estimate: $150-$225.

1406. American Bank Note Company for Banco Central del Ecuador, 100 sucres banknote proof (reverse), 1975-80 issue, printed on oversized paper, hole punch-cancelled and mounted on cardstock, with hand-signed “OK TO PRINT” dated 7/29/80 in margin, encapsulated PCGS Currency Gem New 65PPQ. 9" x 6" overall. Arms vignette in purple, printed area of about 5-1/2" x 2-1/8", top condition and unique with company official’s signature (James P. Clarendon) at bottom. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Manuscripts

1407. Original 1642 document from Bolivia with unique pillars-and-waves seal at top. 8-1/2" x 12-1/4". Typically flowing but professionally readable handwriting on a single sheet (both sides), signed by “Rodriguez,” but most important aspect is the stamped official seal at the top that shows crowned arms and a ship on waves between pillars, which is featured on page 18 of Spanish Treasure Bars (Craig and Richards, 2003), excellent condition, just a few small tears in margins. Estimate: $200-$300.

1408. Original 1575 document signed by King Philip II of Spain (“Yo El Rey”), with translation by Dr. Frank Sedwick. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2". Simple, single-sheet document with handwriting on both sides, including “letterhead” El Rey (The King) at top, “Por El Rey (from the King) on back, and clearly signed in lighter ink “Yo El Rey” (I the King), with secretary’s signature Juan Delgado at bottom. Lightly foxed, with traces of red seal and minor folds and pinholes in margin, but fully readable by a professional, as was done by Frank Sedwick, whose translation is printed on an accompanying slip of paper (see online listing). Estimate: $750-$1,100.

1409. Brass die for wax seals on official Spanish documents, Ferdinand VII (1808-33). 1189 grams, 2-3/8" in diameter and 2-1/4" tall. Bright brass in excellent condition, with crowned

arms inside Golden Fleece collar inside legend of Ferdinand VII, probably from early in his reign (pre-Napoleon) because it lacks mention of the Constitution imposed later. Estimate: $1,000-up.

1410. Large steel die for wax seals on official Spanish documents, Isabel II (1833-68). 1990 grams, 3-3/4" in diameter and 2-1/4" tall. Very broad size, with crowned arms surrounded by full

name and titles of Isabel II, well-detailed and even lustrous but clearly aged and with gouge in rim, 7-sided shank that appears to have a more mechanical function (possibly for striking medals) than hand-sealing. Estimate: $1,500-up.

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Maps 1411. Small Dutch copper-plate engraving of a map entitled “America” by Jacob Peeters from L’Atlas en abregé… (Antwerp, 1692), hand colored. 8" x 7". Intricately drawn and vividly colored map, rather small, showing all of North and South America except for the extreme northwest (which was unexplored at that time), with major cities tagged within color-coded regions, beautiful cartouche of Europeans meeting natives and their ruler at bottom-left, choice condition, with original vertical fold in center. Estimate: $250$375.

1412. Large German map of Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean entitled “Regni Mexicani Seu Novæ Hispaniæ, Ludovicianæ, N. Angliæ, Carolinæ, Virginiæ et Pensylvaniæ, necnon Insularum Archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali [Carefully Prepared Map of the Mexican Dominion or New Spain, Louisiana, New England, Carolina]” by Joh. Baptista Homanno (1664-1724), a 1720 engraving published in 1737 by J.H.G. Vieling, hand colored and matted for framing. 29-1/2" x 27" overall. A fairly well-known map of rather large size (22-1/2" x 19") and of high detail, showing the various European possessions in the New World from Canada down to Colombia, with vignette of ships in battle at bottom-left, natives and mountains at right, and cartouche at top-left, light hand-coloring, excellent condition (minimal foxing, original center-crease), very impressive. Interestingly, while the original colonies that comprised the US are shown, Georgia is lacking because that colony was established in the time between when this map was drawn and when it was published! Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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1413. French map of the Caribbean, dated 1754, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, entitled “Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l’Amerique,” from La Harpe’s Abrege de l’Histoire Generale des Voyages, hand colored, showing the routes of the Spanish explorers. 18-1/4" x 13". Lovely map in perfect condition showing the Caribbean Sea and surrounding regions, highly detailed with place names and even with routes of Cortes, de León, et al., with ornate title cartouche at upper right, of significant appeal to collectors of Spanish colonial and pirate treasure materials, notably with the colony of Georgia shown, illustrating the difference in time period between this map and the previous lot. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

Prints

1414. Color mezzotint print of an English stipple engraving by John Raphael Smith from a painting by George Morland, printed by Rollet (Paris) after 1794, entitled “TRAITE DES NEGRES” (Slave Trade), in original satinwood frame. 23" x 20". This soul-stirring picture of Europeans rounding up African slaves dates to an official anti-slavery period in France from 17941809, as evidenced by the caption below the title: “Quel contrat infame. L’un Marchande Ce qui n’appartient a Personne, L’autre Vend la Propriete De la nature. Ce vil metier a ete aboli par la Convention Nationale le 16 Pluviose l’An deuxieme de la Republique francaise une et indivisible” (roughly translatable as “What an infamous contract. What one bargains for that does not belong to anyone, the other sells that belongs to nature. This vile trade was abolished by the National Convention on the 16th Pluviose of the 2nd year [February 4, 1794] of a united and indivisible French Republic”). The artwork itself is in nice condition, with faint but discernible color, but with brown spots mostly toward top and in margins. The antique wood frame is particularly attractive and accounts for much of this lot’s value. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Shipwreck Artifacts Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

1416. High-grade emerald, 3.12 carats, square-cut in modern times from a large natural crystal found on the

1415. Silver plate, encrusted but intact. 588 grams, 9-1/4" in wreck. Dark and intensely green stone, fairly translucent, among the diameter. A typically bowl-like plate with 1-1/2" rim and 1" deep bowl,

mostly thick with gray oxidation and in fact all white on back but exposed in a few places to show blackened silver, cracked and holed in one place under the rim. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

best stones we have seen in this size from this wreck (just a couple small inclusions/voids), all ready to be mounted in a ring. (Image enlarged to show quality.) With Fisher photo-certificate #131. Estimate: $500-up.

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador 1417. Bronze cannonball with spot of encrustation, rare. Over 13 lb, 4-1/2" in diameter. The well-preserved bronze shot from this wreck were an interesting find, as almost all shipwreck cannonballs until that point had been iron, this one fairly typical in size and smoothness (even brown color) but remarkable for retaining a small (2") patch of thick, appended encrustation. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

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Spanish 1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

1418. Long, gold “olive blossom” (or “dragon whistle”) chain, 56", 83 grams. One of the better-known stories of the 1715 Fleet recoveries in the Real Eight Co. heydays was the finding of the “dragon-whistle” and 11' chain on the beach by Kip Wagner and Rex Stocker in 1962. While that was the largest concentration of “olive blossom” chain found in one spot, that type of chain was found in many other places on the Fleet sites, but rarely in such a size as we see in this lot, which is long enough to make 3 men’s necklaces, in a slightly larger gauge than others we have seen but the usual design of small, 2-sided links showing 6-petal flowers, very clearly hand-done as each link is a little bit different, highgrade gold. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. 268


1419. Gold “money” chain of plain oval links, 92 grams, 27-1/2" long. A perfectly wearable length of heavy chain in simple, smooth, hand-crafted links, identical to ones of a century earlier from the Atocha and Santa Margarita, famously identified as a way to avoid tax in Spanish times (by breaking off the links you need in lieu of coins), lighter yellow gold but probably 22K. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000.

1420. Gold/emerald ring, approx. 3 carats, ladies’ size 3. A fairly clear, green gem (not too dark) with minimal inclusions, typically closed-mounted on a thick ring of large enough gauge to be re-sized, probably 22K, one of 5 rings found with a rosary in a gold box on the beach in 1995 by Mike Maguire. With Leah Miguel photo-certificate #MM-0002. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1421. Iron cannonball grenade, professionally conserved, in plastic display case. 1141 grams, 3" in diameter. Fundamentally intact but with some corrosion and a minor stress-fracture (stable), hollow interior, popular item with collectors and nicely displayed. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200$300.

1422. Lot of 9 lead musketballs (including 2 split shot) in Riker box with Real Eight Co. certificate signed by Lou Ullian. 159.8 grams total, up to 3/4" in diameter. A sundry assortment of sizes, the larger ones halves of split shot with extensions, light encrustation on some, the box labeled 1715 Fleet “Cabin Wreck” / RECOVERED BY “REAL EIGHT” Member LOU ULLIAN. With original Real Eight Co. photo-certificate hand-signed by Lou Ullian. Estimate: $90-$135.

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

1423. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain teacup, K’angxi, floral design, intact.

43.2 grams, 2-3/4" in diameter and 1-1/2" tall.

Slightly faded design on exterior showing flowers on railing and butterflies in flight, single flower inside, crosshatch design on rim, no chips or cracks, satin surfaces from light sea-wear and the color slightly faded. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $125-$200.

1424. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, peacock design, intact.

80.2 grams, 5" in diameter and 7/8" tall.

Scalloped rim with highly detailed interior showing various floral scenes and one man-in-boat inside 8 panels around a central design of a peacock standing on a rock, plain exterior except for two long branches, no chips or cracks, full original glaze. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $150-$225.

1425. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, floral design, intact.

69.5 grams, 4-1/2" in diameter and 3/4" tall.

Flowers on vines around central flower for interior design, with crosshatch design on rim, brown exterior, no chips or cracks and with full original glaze. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $100-$150.

1426. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, floral design, intact.

60.7 grams, 4-3/8" in diameter and 3/4" tall.

Flowers on vines around central flower for interior design, with crosshatch design on rim, brown exterior, no chips or cracks and with full original glaze. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $100-$150.

1427. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, floral design, intact.

74.2 grams, 4-3/8" in diameter and 3/4" tall.

Flowers on vines around central flower for interior design, with crosshatch design on rim, brown exterior, no chips or cracks, the glaze a bit more satin and the design a bit less dense than the last two lots. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $100-$150.

1428. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, fence-and-flowers design, intact. 67.2 grams, 4-1/2" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Realistic design on interior showing case with vine-like flowers centered in front of a fence, flying birds in background, crosshatch rim-

design, plain exterior, no chips or cracks, the color slightly faded. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $100-$150.

1429. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain saucer, K’angxi, man-on-bridge design, intact. 73.8 grams, 4-1/2" in diameter and 3/ 4" tall. Central design of man crossing a bridge with bay and peninsula in background on interior, crosshatch rim-design, brown exterior, one

small rim-chip but no cracks, with several spots of white encrustation and much original glaze. With Sotheby’s sticker on bottom. Estimate: $100$150.

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

1430. Complete flintlock rifle, stabilized and lacquered and mounted on a board for hanging. About 13 lb, 58-1/2" long overall. This is something you never see from a shipwreck: A whole rifle, including the wooden stock and iron barrel! Normally the wood rots and is eaten by worms, and the iron rusts away; yet here we have an intact example, with small pieces missing but the overall shape and integrity just as it was in 1733. Even the ramrod is present (clinging to the barrel with encrustation, as well as the flintlock mechanism itself (also encrusted), just missing the trigger-guard and probably some other small furniture. The diver who found it wisely mummified the piece in acrylic right away, as opposed to professionally conserving it, which would have eliminated most of the iron and wood; but he sealed it together with the crude scrap board it is mounted on (its right side jaggedly broken), and he left the drips on the back, probably to enhance its rusticity. (Pickup only). From the “Coffins Patch” site. Estimate: $700-$1,000.

1431. Complete iron barshot with cylindrical ends, intact and as found but sealed and solid. 18-3/4 lb, 13" long, each end 4" in diameter. An unusually complete and solid example with most of it encased in sandy orange encrustation with chunks of debris in middle, but the majority of one end exposed to show clean but featureless iron, important for projectile collectors but also a great display. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9940 from the salvagers. Estimate: $350-$500. 1432. Encrusted but intact iron cannonball (4"). 9-3/4 lb, 5" in diameter. A complete and stable cocoon, its identity certain due to its spherical shape and sizable heft, but with none of the ball surface visible, just crusty orange crud (impacted sand and oxidation), a fascinating display. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9941 from the salvagers. Estimate: $150-$225. 1433. Large iron cannonball (4-1/2") with bar segment (half of a barshot), professionally conserved. 15-1/2 lb. A complete and sturdy ball with square-shanked bar segment protruding, shiny black all over, stable and uncorroded except for small patch on ball. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9942 from the salvagers. Estimate: $125-$200.

1434. Medium iron cannonball (4"), professionally conserved.

Over 9 lb, 4" in diameter.

Solid ball with smooth, glossy black surfaces all over (except for one small pit). From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9943 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1435. Small iron cannonball (2-1/2"), professionally conserved. 2 lb, 2-1/2" in diameter. Cute little ball with glossy black surfaces (a few scuffs but no outright corrosion), solid and intact. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9944 from the salvagers. Estimate: $80-$120. 1436. Hemispherical end of an iron barshot (4"), professionally conserved. 4-1/2 lb, 4" in diameter. Solid and heavy half-ball with square-shaped socket on flat side where crossbar should go, minor scuffs but no cracks or egregious corrosion. From the “Coffins Patch” site, with certificate #9945 from the salvagers. Estimate: $70-$100. 1437. Small iron cannonball (2-1/2"), intact and stable. About 2-1/2 lb, 2-3/4" in diameter. A very smooth and solid ball but with rusty and patinated surfaces (dry), somewhat rare to see such a stable ball without black coating. Estimate: $70-$100. 1438. Large lead sounding weight. 4393 grams, 13" long and 2" at its widest. A very tall and heavy weight with hole at top and cavity in bottom (the latter supposedly for wax to pick up a sea-floor sample in the process), somewhat worn and in fact slightly bent but with attractive white encrustation. Estimate: $200-$300.

Unidentified 1700s wreck in the Florida Keys 1439. Two pairs of wire shot (lead musketballs joined by twisted wire). 99.2 grams total, 6-1/2" long (fully extended). Simple musketballs with twisted wire

connecting them, which made for whirling projectiles, these intact but with one of the balls now separated from its wire. With certificate #9946 from the salvagers. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified early-1700s wreck in the Goodwin Sands, southeast of England

1440. English pewter plate, ca. 1703. 604 grams, 11" in diameter. Broad plate with shallow (1/2" deep) bowl and narrow (1-1/8") rim, somewhat encrusted but with some spots of original shininess, a few pinholes throughout, no markings. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $60-$90.

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Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England 1441. Lot of 2 pewter spoons (rat-tail, ca. 1700; and trifid, ca. 1740), in Riker box. 122 grams total, 6-1/4" and 7-1/4" long. A typical pair of spoons both quite aged (some corrosion and holes) but intact, no markings. With photocertificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

San Gerónimo, sunk in 1751 off the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico 1442. Lot of 2 natural emeralds, about 1.5 carats total, with Frank Sedwick certificates. Fairly light chips of green with brownish inclusions, a fairly well-matched pair for earrings or small pendants, rare provenance and classic certification. With 1995 certificates signed by Daniel and Frank Sedwick. Estimate: $200-$300.

Geldermalsen (“Nanking Cargo”), sunk in 1752 in the South China Sea 1443. Chinese blue-on-white porcelain teacup, fisherman motif, intact but with encrustation (scarce thus). 33.7 grams, 1-1/2" tall and 2-1/2" in diameter. A perfect little cup (no chips or cracks) with plain interior but

panoramic design on outside that shows a fisherman on the shore of a large lake with trees and mountains, good color and glaze but with white shell “footprints” on bottom, unusual motif for this wreck (more common for the “Ca Mau wreck” of ca. 1723-35. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified 1700s wrecks (Dutch) in the North Sea 1444. Large, flat, rectangular copper slab marked with X. 26 lb 7 oz (av), 15-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 5/8". Very neatly cast, with ripples in

surface from metal flow, marked with a large X on top (meaning unknown), the reverse impression from the same mark on the next bar in the stack visible on the other side, some original copper color but mostly brown with spots of whitish green, probably a raw ingot for the East India trade. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

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1445. Brass candlestick holder, ca. 1680-1730. 866 grams, 8" tall and 4-1/2" at its widest. Classic design with inverted-cup base and driptray in middle, fully intact but with patina and light encrustation all over. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1446. Stoneware bellarmine jug marked with Z (for Zeeland?), ca. 1750, intact. 4040 grams, 14-1/2" tall and 7-1/2" in diameter. Very heavy, solid and remarkably intact jug with flat bottom but otherwise ovoid in shape, small handle on shoulder, 4-layer lip (with small chips), dark orange glaze that ends in drips about 2/3 down, light bruise in side (as made), stippled Z near neck but lacking the usual beardedface medallion, impressive for display. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 1447. Brass mortar with handles, ca. 1700-1780. 3200 grams, 4-1/2" tall and 6" in diameter. Typically heavy and sturdy bowl for apothecaries, with simple ringed design on outside, 2 small square handles, the bottom curiously uneven and filled with encrustation, onto which some letters and numbers were painted long ago, quite patinated overall. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Unidentified 1700s wreck in the English Channel

1448. Lot of 12 brass and pewter buttons, including many naval officers’ uniform buttons (British and French). 51.1 grams total, up to 1" in diameter. An attractive assortment of intact buttons, all but 3 of which

show anchors as from naval officers’ uniforms (one with wording ROYAL MARINES and another with EQUIPAGES DE LA FLOTTE), most with intact loop on back, a few lightly corroded but most with original surfaces (some even shiny). Estimate: $100-$150.

1449. Lot of 6 brass/copper thimbles. 21.7 grams total, up to 3/4" tall. Completely intact and solid, in a variety of designs and sizes,

one brassy in color but the rest a dark bronze, one with green patina. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Unidentified 1812 wreck (British) in Lake Ontario 1450. Large lot of 14 miscellaneous small artifacts.

Nearly 7 lb total, nothing larger than 8". This catch-all lot covers practically the whole range of mundane

artifacts from a ship of this period, including: 1 wooden pulley sheave with brass inner ring, the wood stamped with a broad-arrow mark; 1 wooden deadeye with single hole instead of three; 1 pewter plate, intact but no markings; 1 pewter spoon, encrusted but intact; 1 small pewter tankard, crushed, with ornate handle, pebble inside; 1 plain pewter beaker; 1 pewter syringe; 1 top of a glass onion bottle; 1 glazed ceramic plate shard with wave design; 2 clay pipe bowls; 2 musket flints; and 1 brass spike fragment. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1451. Lot of 4 wooden ship’s rigging parts. 3020 grams total, up to 7" each. This lot consists of a solid, heavy pulley sheave (disk with hole in center), faintly stamped with the broad-arrow mark, and two kinds of deadeyes: one fat but light, with rope inside of its three characteristic “eye-holes,” and two somewhat squashed and also light in weight but darker in color. All intact but with lots of cracks. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

Tek Sing, sunk in 1822 in the South China Sea 1452. Pair of earthenware “boy-on-buffalo” figurines, probably game-pieces, some legs missing. 24.4 and 23.5 grams, each about 2-1/2". Very cute little handmade figurines of gray buffaloes with orange-andwhite boys mounted on their backs (identical poses), the heads full (just a bit worn) and well detailed but several of the legs missing, light surface encrustation, their intended use unknown but from a set of several found on the wreck. With original lot tags from Nagel auction (Stuttgart, Germany) of 2000. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Unidentified early-1800s wreck (Dutch) in the North Sea

1453. Small bronze bell with original clapper, ca. 1800-1820. 5520 grams, 8" tall and 8" in diameter. Ship’s bells are rare, but this one shows no markings or any other way to identify the ship, yet remarkably the bronze clapper on looped iron wire inside is intact, the bronze lightly patinated all over (some rust inside), still makes a nice ring! With photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

Unidentified mid-1800s wreck in the English Channel 1454. Tiny lead cannon (toy or game-piece). 19.4 grams, 1-1/4" long. This miniature piece is an actual, functioning carronade, with 1/16" touch-hole and 1/4" bore, lightly patinated all over, very cute. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Non-Wreck Artifacts Arms/armor/militaria Cannons

1455. Large bronze cannon, with Spanish coat-of-arms, 9' long, from a 1588 Spanish Armada ship in the Naval Battle of Gravelines. Approx. 3000 lb. The most impressive artifacts from any wreck, at least in terms of size, are its large cannons, especially the bronze cannons, which were generally more ornate than their iron counterparts and are always found in better condition. The one we are offering here is additionally impressive for its origin, in fact the first cannon from the famous 1588 Spanish Armada that we have ever seen on the market, this one recovered by a fisherman well off the coast of Nieuwpoort, Belgium, apparently isolated and not associated with other wreckage and therefore likely jettisoned from a sinking ship. While the surfaces of this cannon are somewhat indistinct (but nicely patinated), which could indicate damage from fire if not corrosion and wear, the Spanish Habsburg crest (just like on the coins) is prominent on the top before the trunnions and is flanked by two square-shaped holes where iron casting-pins used to be, behind which is a raised plaque (its lettering, if there was any, now long gone) in front of the touch-hole. The cascabel and broad (16") breech are ornately decorated in floral design. Above the trunnions, as usual, are two “dolphins� (lifting handles). The 10" reinforced muzzle, with 5-1/4" bore is lightly decorated as well. While we cannot find any comparable sales, similar guns have been found around the world, notably from other Armada wrecks around Scotland and Ireland. Unique opportunity for the advanced cannon collector or Spanish Armada enthusiast. For a video viewing of the cannon, go to http:/ /www.sedwickcoins.com/cannon/video.htm. (Pickup only, from an address in Maryland, crane service included.) With photo-certificate. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000.

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1456. Bronze swivel cannon, Spanish or Portuguese, 17th century, with custom carved-mahogany stand. About 80 lb (with stand), 31" long. A well-constructed piece with neatly cast dolphins (lifting handles), crowned crest with 4-petal flower inside 6-point star,

5 raised reinforces, prominent touch-hole, bullet-shaped 2" cascabel, 1" trunnions and 3" flared muzzle with 1" bore, attractively patinated all over. The stand (approx. 12" x 12" x 10") is ornate and came from a razed building structure in the Far East. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

1457. Bronze signal cannon (upright), Spanish, late 1500s, with initials M S on side. 615 grams, 6" tall and 4-1/2" in diameter (base). Very heavy and sturdy piece with wide base, narrow (1") bore, flat powder-tray (also 1") next to touch-hole, D-shaped handle in side, patinated bronze color all over. Interestingly, the M S initials on the side appear to have been “chopped out,� possibly to show a change in ownership or user. Found near Manila, Philippines. Estimate: $350-$500.

1458. Small (model) iron bombard (1500s design) and wooden carriage, made ca. 1900. 9290 grams, 20" x 8" x 7". Very rustic hand-made carriage with (so far as we know) operational cannon, with straight tube reinforced by 8 straps and terminating in 1-1/2" bore, lifting handle behind touch-hole, wooden wheels with studded metal tracks, manifestly old but intact and sturdy. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450.

1459. Miniature bronze cannon, Dutch, ca. 1750-1800. 476 grams, 6-1/2" long. A functional scale model with hole where cascabel

should be, 3/8" bore inside overly flared 1-1/4" muzzle, nice dark brown color all over except for areas of tan patina. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

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Cannonballs

1460. Spanish stone roundshot (cannonball) from a 1588 Spanish Armada wreck off Nieuwpoort, Belgium, rare. 1754 grams, 4-1/2" in diameter. Far less common than iron or even bronze cannonballs are the ones made of stone, typically in use in Europe in the 1300s-1400s (so this one is rather late) but undesirable for being too light, too hard to make and apt to break apart upon impact, which also accounts for their rarity now, this one very neatly formed out of whitish rock, fully intact and also important for its pedigree. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

1461. Lot of 2 Revolutionary War-era roundshot, American, from the Battle of Castine (1779).

Large: 7-1/4 lb, 4" in diameter; small: 1-1/2 lb, 3" in diameter. Simple balls, with visible casting seams and pits, the larger one stable and solid but the smaller one lightly

cracked, but slightly rusty, but important part is the pedigree, as both were excavated from the site of Ft. George, Penobscot Bay, Maine, where the famous Battle of Castine took place in 1779. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225. 1462. Large (12-pounder) iron cannonball in encrustation, colonial era (1700s). Nearly 17 lb, 8" in diameter overall. A rusty, cracking sphere with small piece of surface missing but attractively embedded in a “nest� of original encrustation (impacted sand and shells), stable and heavy. Found in the Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $150-$225.

1463. Iron roundshot (6-pounder) in encrustation, British, with broad arrow mark, Revolutionary War era (1777). 9 lb, 7" in diameter overall. Highly desirable artifact from the Revolutionary War battle of Ft. Mifflin (1777), with all but about 10% of the ball exposed to show a large (distinctive) arrow marking next to a circular pit, minimal corrosion but some cracking, the rest of the ball embedded in a sizable chunk of impacted sand and oxidation, quite an interesting display with historical importance and pedigree. Found in the Delaware River near the site of Ft. Mifflin (Philadelphia, PA), with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300.

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Firearms

1464. Flintlock pistol, probably Mediterranean, late 1700s to early 1800s. 896 grams, 19" long. Straight barrel, slightly tapering, with silver inlays throughout, light engraving below flash-pan, brass furniture, ramrod missing and parts of stock cracked or broken off but intact enough for display and with interesting provenance. Reportedly found during the construction of Fort Jefferson (Dry Tortugas) in 1825. Estimate: $500-$750.

1465. Sea-service flintlock pistol with lanyard-ring in butt, ca. 1815, made in Liège, Belgium.

1174 grams, 15" long.

Standard-issue boarding gun, unornamented, with slightly tapering barrel, brass fittings, decent condition overall. Pedigreed to the Maryland Marine Collection Museum, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $400-$600. 1466. Eastern European flintlock pistol with ornate inlays, ca. 1780-1800. 881 grams, 15" long. A heavily ornamented gun with engraved stock studded with inlays, the barrel and lock also engraved, ornate brass furniture and buttplate, excellent condition. With photocertificate. Estimate: $350-$500. 1467. Small English boxlock screw-barrel pistol, maker Hole (Bristol), ca. 1800. 287 grams, 6" long. Cute little gun with clear engraving on either side of the lock, short removable barrel, sliding safety behind the hammer, the stock a little loose but otherwise in nice condition and apparently operational. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $350-$500.

1468. Double-barrel pin-fire boot pistol, Civil War period (mid-1800s), made in Liège, Belgium.

495 grams, 10" long.

Simple design with light engraving on sides, lever underneath barrel to unlock it for loading, staggered double-trigger, light crack in stock but stable and decent condition overall. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375. 1469. Leather/brass powder-flask, ca. 1770-1800, British. 85 grams, 8-1/2" long. Intact and functional bag for power and shot, used with flintlock guns, the leather still supple and the brass with some bright spots. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Edged weapons

1470. French Marine hanger-cutlass, 1808 model, signed by maker. 989 grams, 29" long. Simple design with all-brass handle showing 3 maker’s marks on guard, slightly curved blade with 2 maker’s marks at tang, ascribed to maker Royal Klingenthal of 1827, scratched from use but integrally intact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $175-$250.

1471. French short artillery sword in scabbard, ca. 1820-1840, possibly used in the Mexican War of Independence. 1339 grams, 27-1/2" long. Double-edged blade with signs of heavy use, plain brass hilt with arsenal marks on crossbar, original blackleather scabbard that has lost its rigidity but is essentially intact, with bright brass receptacle and tip. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1472. U.S. Navy officer’s dress sword with name “R.C. Cooley” engraved on blade, with original leather scabbard and belt, early 1900s. 1114 grams, 36" long. Ornately engraved blade showing owner’s name on one side with Star of David at tang, other side with cruciform NIPPON at tang, maker’s name LIVINGSTON & FRANK, B’KLYN N.Y. on top, ornate gilded brass hilt with sharkskin grip, nice condition overall but the leather-and-brass scabbard a bit tattered, desirable as accompanied by original belt with bright brass buckle. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

1473. Large naval boarding axe, French, ca. 1800-1840, rare size. 2970 grams, 37-1/2" long. Unusually large size and all original, with 4"-wide and 6"-deep blade, the pick

opposite the blade also 6" long, with extra-long black-wood handle inside the center reinforced by straps on either side, the metal with tiny rust spots but otherwise in excellent condition. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375. 1474. German boarding axe, mid-1800s. 1030 grams, 15" long. Typical small axe with 2-1/2" blade and 3-sided pick, anchored to handle by 2 narrow straps (now broken, but still there) and nail at top, the metal somewhat pitted but intact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Armor 1475. Victorian-era replica of a steel medieval jousting helmet. 11 lb, 16" tall and roughly 12" in diameter. Typical medievalstyle helmet with liftable, pointed “frog-mouth� visor and segmented collar, raised crest, plume-holder in back, ornamentally engraved all over and fully intact (just slightly rusty). Estimate: $200-$300.

Jewelry/religious

1476. Lot of gold and pearl jewelry pieces, 4 grams total, Spanish colonial (1500s). A 3" stringer of tiny gold beads, tubules, loops and other holed pieces along with a shell and a small, high-grade pearl, the gold probably 22K. From a Spanish settlement in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $250-$375.

1477. String of glass beads, Spanish colonial (1500s).

64 grams, 52" long. Extra-long stringer of mostly plain blue tubes but also

some smaller beads used in trade with the natives and popular with collectors today. Curiously, some of the beads here are fused from a late-1500s fire in the area where they were found. From a Spanish settlement in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

1478. String of glass beads, Spanish colonial (1500s). 14.8 grams, 18" long. A short stringer of many different types and colors of

small spheres plus some typical blue tubes, used in trade with natives at the time and popular with collectors today. From a Spanish settlement in the southern Caribbean. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1481. Brass “cross caravaca� (Spanish colonial, 1700s) from the Presidio of Mexico, in Riker case. 135 grams, 5" tall.

1479. Gold toothpick/ear-spoon on short (modern) chain, early 1700s, found in Peru. 5.6 grams, about 2" long. An ornate little piece, hand-carved in high-grade (22K?) gold, with sharp, scimitarlike toothpick on one end and tiny, curved scoop on the other, with fleur-de-lis design in between topped with a loop, into which a previous owner has inserted a chain for wearing as a pendant, similar to specimens found on Spanish shipwrecks but this example found on land in Peru years ago. With Pearson photo-certificate. Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

An unusual type of cross with two crossbeams (smaller one above longer one) and supporting cherubs near bottom, made from two flat pieces sandwiched together to create hollow areas in between, ornate loop at top frozen in place, somewhat encrusted and oxidized but intact. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1482. French cast-brass standing crucifix, 1700s. 131 grams, 11-1/2" tall and 4" at its widest. Typical crucifix with separate

Christ figure mounted onto the face of a cross that shows IN RI on ribbon at top and skull-andcrossbones for Golgotha at bottom, below that a 3-tiered semicircular stand with 3 legs, open back, thin and light but intact and brassy in color, the Christ figure itself somewhat worn. With photocertificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

1483. Lot of 3 brass/ebony 1480. Spanish colonial silver crucifix (1700s) from Peru,

crucifixes, European (French?), early 1800s, in Riker box. 59, 54 and 19 grams;

in Riker box. 33 grams, 4" tall. Interesting piece that shows Christ

5", 4-3/4" and 3-1/4". Three

with a distinctly native aspect nailed onto a flat cross with intricate engraving on both sides, transverse loop at top, light toning and encrustation (big patch of it at bottom of reverse). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

different sizes but all the same design with ebony inlay inside brass, all with separate Christ-figure under starburst flower and above skull-and-crossbones signifying Golgotha, two with IN RI on ribbon at top, all with loop at top for wearing on a chain, all intact and clean but the smallest one a bit worn from use. With photocertificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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1484. Large, hand-carved wooden statue of St. Paul the Apostle, early 1900s. 37 lb, 37" tall and 11" at its widest. St. Paul the Apostle was one of the most prominent early leaders of the Christian church and is the patron saint of London, England, but this statue of him is probably from the Western hemisphere, with book in left hand and sword in right, rather rustically hand-carved from a single piece of wood with glass eyes inserted, several coats of paint applied and lost to time, now mostly tannish gray in color, fully intact but with natural crack in back (just how the tree grew). Estimate: $200-$300.

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Pre-Columbian 1485. Copper-arsenic “hacha” with flecks of gold from Ecuador (Cañari culture), ca. 1200 AD, rare. 17.1 grams, 31/8" long. A very popular type of native trade medium, recognizably smaller and sturdier than the usual tajaderas, but particularly desired for its patent gold content, mixed in with the usual heavy surface patina, lots of orange and green color all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

1486. Copper-arsenic “hacha” with flecks of gold from Ecuador (Cañari culture), ca. 1200 AD, rare. 25.7 grams, 31/4" long. A very popular type of native trade medium, recognizably smaller and sturdier than the usual tajaderas, but particularly desired for its patent gold content, mixed in with the usual heavy surface patina, bright sea-foam green color all over. Estimate: $100-$150.

Miscellaneous Bottles 1487. Dutch “onion” bottle, ca. 1730-1750, excellent condition. 772 grams, 8" tall and 5-1/2" in diameter. Perfect specimen with no chips, cracks or stars, just a few natural bubbles inside the glass, which is an even light green all over, 1-1/2" pontil, crude lip (as made), glossy exterior. Found in the Dutch West Indies, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

1488. Dutch “case gin” bottle with AH seal (Houtman) at top and A.HOUTMAN & CO. / SCHIEDAM on sides (early 1800s). 964 grams, 11" tall and 4" to a side. Impressively intact and undamaged schnapps bottle with applied seal on shoulder and thick lip, prominent lettering on two sides as well as “1” on the flat bottom, light green glass with no chips or cracks or stars, just a light tan veneer of encrustation near top. Found in the Dutch West Indies, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

Equestrian 1489. Pair of large brass estribos (covered stirrups), Spanish colonial (early 1800s). 2144 grams, each 10-1/2" x 5" x 4". Basically backless brass shoes, with pointed and upturned toes,

latch-bar on tops flanked by a design of natives in headdresses, triangular holes in bottom (one cracked), worn and patinated but intact. Found in Colombia, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125-$200.

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1490. Pair of Spanish colonial steel spurs (late 1700s) with silver inlays and one repaired using a Chilean silver coin (1800s). 955 grams, 7" long. Intact but well-used old spurs with cut-steel rowels, silver inlay design on forks, one with inlay also on the C-shaped heel, that one also with original leather strap remaining, but the other one more interesting for the fact that its axle-end was repaired with a 1/ 2 real of the Chilean Republic (1800s). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. 1491. Bronze spurs with steel rowels, Spanish colonial style (early 1800s). 888 grams, 8" long. Brassy in color, with hand ornamentation, with cut-steel rowels and original leather straps, excellent condition. Found in South America, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $125$200.

Pipes

1492. Dutch clay pipe (early 1700s) with XXX design for Amsterdam, intact. 24 grams, 6-1/4" long. A typical smoking pipe in perfect condition, with engrailing around rim and maker’s mark (undeciphered) on base, but unusual in showing 6 rows of X’s at the smoking end that consist of three X’s to a side, the symbol for the city of Amsterdam in particular (curiously transmuted into something more salacious in our time). Found in a canal near Amsterdam. Estimate: $100-$150. 1493. Lot of 5 clay pipes, ca. 1680-1750, in plastic display-box. 69.1 grams total, up to 4-1/2" long. Typical plain pipes (no designs or markings) with intact bowls, short stems from use, as smokers would break off the part they used before passing the pipes along. From an early plantation wharf site in Virginia, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Slave-related

1494. Large iron leg-shackles for slaves or prisoners, 1700s, from the French West Indies, rare. 2550 grams, 39" long, each cuff about 4-1/2" in diameter. Two sturdy cuffs, each with hole for lock opposite a hinged side through which a ring connects to the 13-link hand-

forged chain between them (additional ring in middle for locking onto a fixed loop, in the floor of a ship for example), all surfaces pitted from saltwater use but remarkably complete and operational. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $300-$450. 1495. Iron slave-transport shackles, early 1800s, from West Africa. 376 grams, 12" long, each cuff about 3" wide. This hand-forged item appears to be for securing the wrists of a slave on board a ship, with both cuffs slid onto a straight rod that terminates in a flat stop on one end and a loop with ring on the other end, rusty but solid. Found at a trading site on the Congo River, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

1496. Lot of 3 bronze manillas (slave bracelets) of different sizes, early 1800s, from various shipwrecks.

1152 grams total, from 2-1/2" to 8" in diameter. C-shaped slave tokens such as these were manufactured in a wide range of sizes and designs, according to the

location and quantity of the trade, the two smaller ones in this lot more typical with flattened-oval terminations but the large one with more rounded ends and with engraving on the sides, all solid and nicely patinated with very light encrustation. Accordingly the certificate that accompanies this lot, the large piece is known as a “Queen,” the middle one is a “Popo” (made in Nantes) and the small one is a “Okpoho” (made in Birmingham). With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

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Other

1497. Large iron Nuremburg (“Armada”) chest (late 1500s to mid-1600s), with unique “Adam and Eve”-themed inner plate, with original key (fully operational). 150 lb, 34" x 18" x 17". When people think of pirate “treasure chests,” this is the image that comes to mind; but the truth is that these more or less mass-produced German boxes were like the Diebold safes of their time: way too heavy and bulky to transport, even when empty, yet eminently secure. They were made for castles and manors, and were used to hold great treasures, but surviving intact and functional specimens like this one are rare and in demand. The disguised keyhole on top (not the large, ornate false keyhole in the front) operates an ingenious locking mechanism under the lid that throws 7 bolts around the lip of the chest all at once to prevent prying. What is neat about this particular example is that the large (29" x 14") steel plate covering the locking mechanism shows a cutaway “Adam and Eve” (twice, side-by-side); otherwise the chest is somewhat ordinary, with no scenery painted on the outside or the inside (red bottom inside), typically rusty but solid and intact (couple rivets on top missing), with large C-shaped handles on the sides and 2 straps in front to hold down bolt-loops on the lid when shut. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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1498. Large iron Nuremburg (“Armada”) chest (late 1500s to mid-1600s), with inner box and original keys (operational). 138 lb, 32" x 17" x 16-1/2". A typical “treasure safe” from a European castle or manor house from the time of the Spanish Armada (hence the nickname), with disguised keyhole on top, ornate false keyhole in front, fully functional 7-bolt locking mechanism (missing the cover-plate) with cusps in back to prevent prying, typical inner box to one side (for holding the most valuable items) that has a key but does not open, the exterior with large C-shaped handles on the sides and 2 straps in front to hold down bolt-loops on the lid when shut. This specimen is in choice intact condition (just a couple rivets missing on top), with original painting on outside that shows a different flower in each section. (Extra packing charges apply.) Estimate: $5,000-$7,500.

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1499. European (French?) steel “treasure box” with key, ca. 1800-1840. 2780 grams, 7-1/2" x 6" x 4-1/4". Very cute little money box with fully operational lock, scrollwork cutout design around edge but no engraving, shiny steel except for rusty front and one side (the other side and back with buffed circular design), red-painted interior lined with green velvet, handle in top, “XIII” on bottom. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150. 1500. Brass box (Dutch), ca. 1800-1820 (key missing). 598 grams, 8-1/4" x 5" x 3-1/2". A thin-walled rectangular safe-box with small handle on top, floral motif embossed on top and in corners, keyhole in front, bright brass color all over except for bottom of interior, which is slightly rusty and patinated. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

1501. European (Italian?) brass nesting-weight set (complete with case and lid), 1800s.

1253 grams, 2-1/2" tall and 3" in diameter. Unlike most of the nesting-weight sets we have offered, this one is entirely complete, with lidded container that has an ornate handle

and latch on top and with numbers stamped on each ring on the lid corresponding to the cups inside, all the cups present and nicely fitted, mostly dark bronze or brass in color but some patina, good condition save for a dent on the lip of one cup. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110. 1502. Large iron mortar and pestle, Spanish colonial. 6760 grams, 7" in diameter and 5-3/4" tall, the pestle 12" long. Simple design but rather large and heavy, with some original steel color peeking through the surface rust. Found in Peru. Estimate: $200-$300.

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1503. Spanish colonial iron door-lock (complete) with key (1700s-early 1800s). 768 grams, 9-1/2" long overall, the lock itself 21/2" to a side. Square box-type lock connected to long, U-shaped bar with sliding strap that fits into the lock, all very sturdy and operational, just

a little rusty from age. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $80-$120.

1504. Small earthenware olive jar, Spanish, 1600s-1700s. 2708 grams, 10" tall and 7" in diameter. Somewhat small for this type, but impressively intact (just one tiny hole in side and slightly larger hole in bottom), full thick lip, even tan color all over. From a colonial dwelling site in Pueblo, Mexico, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $200-$300. 1505. Small collection of buttons, buckles, crucifix, medallion and lead ball from the early 1700s to early 1800s, in Riker box. 89.9 grams total, roughly 1/2" up to 3" each. Nice display consisting of one crusty bronze crucifix, two bronze shoe-buckles, one thin and corroded medallion, a lead musketball and 10 pewter/brass buttons that are all intact and with clear details, including 2 with Spanish arms and one with Mexican eagle, a few with rust spots. From a colonial dwelling site in Mexico, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $75-$110.

1506. Lot of 6 Revolutionary War-era brass and pewter shoe buckles from the Yorktown campaign (ca. 1780), in plastic display-box. 120 grams total, up to 3" long. A variety of designs and sizes, half with steel middle bar intact (rusty) but none with the hasp remaining, all more or less patinated, just a nice representative lot, intriguing provenance. From a Continental Army campsite near Yorktown, Virginia, with photo-certificate. Estimate: $50-$75.

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Natural history Fossils

1507. Fossilized trilobite (2-1/2") in matrix from Morocco, 250-500 million years old. 198.2 grams, 3" x 2" x 1-3/4". Perfectly detailed little black bug with protruding eyes and rippled and reticulated back, in a somewhat arched position, nicely contrasted against the whitish matrix. Estimate: $100-$150. 1508. Fossilized trilobite (1-1/2") in matrix, probably found in the US, 250-500 million years old. 114.9 grams, 3-1/2" x 2" x 1". Complete, raised fossil with fully discernible ridges, tan in color against a smooth gray matrix with sharp points, the fossil itself very nice

but the matrix below it once split and glued back together. Estimate: $60-$90.

1509. Fossilized pinecone (araucaria mirabilis), 160 million years old (Jurassic period), from Patagonia, Argentina. 121.9 grams, 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 7/8". This very attractive fossil is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that buried a forest of conifers in the

Middle Jurassic period, which petrified and geodized the pinecones. This example is a vertical half-cut, showing the crystalline interior and seeds around the edge, polished to a luster, with elegant pink and brown colors dominating, the exterior with high-relief points, an impressive display. Estimate: $125-$200.

1510. Fossilized pinecone (araucaria mirabilis), 160 million years old (Jurassic period), from Patagonia, Argentina. 156.9 grams, 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/4". This very attractive fossil is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that buried a forest of conifers in the

Middle Jurassic period, which petrified and geodized the pinecones. This example is a vertical half-cut, showing the crystalline interior and seeds around the edge, polished to a luster, with elegant pink and brown colors dominating, the exterior with high-relief points, an impressive display. Estimate: $125-$200.

1511. Large fossil woolly mammoth tooth (approx. 10,000 to 100,000 years old) from the North Sea. 3222 grams, roughly 10" x 5" x 4". A rather large and impressively well-detailed molar with about 19-20 ridges

interspersed with crystalline structure, mostly brownish in color but some dark gray and whitish, accompanied by a pencil notation on masking tape that gives the exact coordinates where the piece was found. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $250-$375.

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1512. Fossil fish in matrix (both halves) from Brazil, probably Santana formation (approx. 100 million years old). 2718 grams, approx 10" x 5". An attractive specimen of an entire fish (species unknown) with curious L-shaped appendage on bottom, encased in a large, kidney-bean shaped rocky matrix that has been opened up lengthwise to show the fossil impression on both sides, intact and undamaged except for a light crack on one side that was filled on the outside edge, tan in color and impressively large. With photo-certificate. Estimate: $100-$150.

Minerals

1513. Crystalline gold specimen in volcanic andesite, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, mounted on clearplastic stand. 17.9 grams total, approx. 1-1/4". Ample, spidery filaments of gold on a white rock (as found), nice little display. Estimate: $200$300.

1514. Crystalline gold specimen in volcanic andesite, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, mounted on clearplastic stand. 14.9 grams total, approx. 1-1/4". Fine streaks of wispy gold protruding from a greenish rock (as found), small but attractive. Estimate: $175-$250.

1515. Crystalline gold specimen in volcanic andesite, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, mounted on clearplastic stand. 33.8 grams total, approx. 1-1/2" x 1" x 1". Sharp-corned rectangular chunk of greenish rock with fine streaks of gold, very cute. Estimate: $150-$225.

1516. Crystalline gold specimen in volcanic andesite, Olinghouse Mine, Washoe Co., Nevada. 13.4 grams, approx. 3/4" A small cube of greenish rock with several layers of gold crystals, with glue spot on bottom where formerly mounted on a plastic stand. Estimate: $125-$200.

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Nautical

1517. Equinoctial sundial (compass) in mahogany box, 1800s, with original paper latitude chart inside lid. 197 grams, 3-1/2" square about 1" thick. A very well-preserved and fully functional instrument combining a compass base with a folding sundial gnomon (its needle still very sharp), brass hardware, all mounted inside a box whose hollow upper lid contains a cutout paper list of the latitudes of 30 major cities around the world, a lovely antique with continuing practical use. Estimate: $300-$450.

1518. Brass / wood ship’s binnacle, Japanese, mid1900s, with light. 51" tall, 14" in diameter (main part). The captain’s bridge of every major sailing vessel has two prominent pieces of equipment that nautical collectors covet: a helm (see next lot) and a binnacle. The latter item, like the one in this lot, is basically a housing for the ship’s compass, which gimbals freely inside a brass dome with glass window and other apertures (also handles on side for easy removal), characteristically with large iron globes (which look just like cannonballs) on brass brackets to either side for calibration and stabilization. The rest of the piece is essentially a wooden cylindrical stand, with small door in front, the inside of which is hollow except for a retrofit lighting kit (just plug it in and enjoy the ambient glow), the square floorbase with 4 knobs in corners for fastening on deck. The manufacturer’s name and location (Nunotani Keiki, Amagasaki, Japan) are visible in cutout on the dial. Perfect for a nauticalthemed den or store. (Pickup only.) Estimate: $1,500-$2,250.

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1519. Brass ship’s helm (wheel and pedestal), StetsonRoss, 1900s. Pedestal: 38" tall and 12" in diameter; wheel: 36". Like the binnacle, the ship’s helm or steering-wheel is an iconic component of every sailing ship, and this model combines a classic design with a modern, sturdy composition, with flat, 6-spoked wheel terminating in wooden handles mounted to the side of a solid cylindrical pedestal of brass flaring at bottom (with 8 eight bolt-holes for mounting on deck) and bowl-like at top, surmounted by a flat dial indicating degrees of turn to port or starboard. Apart from innocuous (actually attractive) patina on the handles, the brass is clean and the wheel and dial move smoothly in unison as they should, evidently fully functional but also a great nautical display. (Pickup only.) Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

1520. Bronze dive helmet, Korean, 1970s(?). About 34 lb, 14" in diameter and 17" tall. Bronze dive helmets, for deep-sea diving using

surface-supplied air and de-pressurization, became iconic in the early 1900s, especially for treasure diving, but they are still used today around the world. This complete example consists of a smooth-top bonnet with 3 glass windows ringed with brass (the two side windows with crosshatch grills) and with brass relief-valve in side and intake bib in back, screwed into a yoke-like brass-ringed collar with 2 pegs in front and 12 wing-nut fasteners around the perimeter. The bronze and brass surfaces are clean and smooth (the top a bit worn and coppery), but the inside has a light veneer of patina. Great for a nautical display. Estimate: $400-$600.

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Modern

1521. Classic Zippo lighter with Burgos, Spain, 1 real of Ferdinand-Isabel affixed on side, in original box, unique. 61.1 grams, 2" x 1-1/2". A plain but classic lighter (collectible in its own right) with a Ferdinand-Isabel 1R mounted on side with full yoke-and-

arrows design, B mintmark and Gothic legends visible, nicely toned and XF or so for grade, but the lighter itself basically a “new in box” Model 200 with brushed chrome finish, hard to tell the exact age because the design has not changed since the 1930s! Estimate: $200-$300. 1522. Fisher “space pen” made with Atocha gold in original box (mint condition). 74.8 grams, 6-1/2" x 2-1/4" (in box). One of the many marketing connections Mel Fisher made in the 1980s was with Paul Fisher, whose “space pens” were the ideal tie-in for using newly found silver and gold from the Atocha to further both Fisher names, this example in sterling silver with gold accent in “new in box” condition, the plastic container printed with “Actual Gold from the Sunken Treasure of the 1622 Spanish Galleon ATOCHA.” Estimate: $200-$300.

1523. Gold-plated silver plaque engraved with “Nuestra Señora de Atocha Anniversary Edition 128/375” (originally presented with limited-edition coin sets). 100 grams, 3-1/2" x 2". A simple plaque of silver from the Atocha plated in gold that was used for promotional sets, now a worthwhile collectible in its own right due to the increase in metals prices. Estimate: $200-$300.

1524. Atocha “Golden Crew” men’s gold ring, size 11, 18K, made by Jostens for Treasure Salvors in 1985 and presented to original crew members when the mother lode was found, one of only 84 made. Popularly considered the “Super Bowl ring” of shipwreck salvage, this modern relic is highly coveted by treasure people who appreciate the significance of the Atocha find in 1985 and the popularity of Mel Fisher in general. Featured on the top is the universal dive flag of red with a white stripe, here crafted in quartz and corundum, circumscribed by the words “Atocha GOLDEN CREW”, with 1622 Treasure Salvors Inc. / 1985 on the sides. The inside is engraved with TODAY IS THE DAY (curious that it is not the usual “Today’s the day”) and a mysterious “11.1”, which at first seems like a date but does not correspond to any important date we know of (other theories include a reference to the size, ring number or to the Biblical Hosea 11.1). According to one of this ring’s previous owners, Captain Craig Eubank, the recipients of these rings (men’s and women’s), which included secretaries and company officials, not just the divers, could inscribe whatever they wanted on the inside. As the participants in the 1985 “Mother Lode” recovery grow older, the 84 rings are becoming lost to time; to our knowledge this is the first one ever available for sale at auction. Much like an Oscar trophy or a Medal of Honor, these important rings will always have significance and value. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

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