Bolivia, Philip IV (1621-1665), silver Cob of 8 Reales – rare transitional type

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Bolivia, Philip IV (1621-1665), silver Cob of 8 Reales – transitional type IV/a, 1652, Potosi, assayer E, 24.74g (Mastalir plate coin, S-P37; KM A20.4; Cal. 1493.). Very Fine, with saltwater…
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Bolivia, Philip IV (1621-1665), silver Cob of 8 Reales – transitional type IV/a, 1652, Potosi, assayer E, 24.74g (Mastalir plate coin, S-P37; KM A20.4; Cal. 1493.).

Very Fine, with saltwater damage. Recovered from La Capitana shipwreck, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador.

According to Mastalir, this is one of only two known specimens of this die variety. Plate Coin IV.1-A.ed(1)2 (p. 112) in Roberto Mastalir’s The Great Transition at the Potosi Mint, 1649-1653: The 1652 Transitional 8 Reales (2015), also pedigreed to the Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio auction of November 2012 (lot 10073).

Specification

Period 1621 - 1665
Date 1652
Coin Group

World

Denomination

8 Reales

Country

Bolivia

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Potosi

Weight 24.74 g

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