Bolivia 1632-P T 8 reales

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Sedwick sale 27, lot 566

This specimen was lot 566 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 (Winter Park, FL, May 2020), where it sold for $565.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1632T, with cross-fleury ornaments flanking denomination and between mintmark and assayer, rare. Complete date (the flan extending past the outer border), also full mintmark and dramatic cross-8-cross denomination, bold king's ordinal IIII, full but weaker shield and cross, unevenly thick VF with slight surface porosity." The Potosi mint was the first mint in the western hemisphere to date its products. Dating began in 1617.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, 0.931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, this specimen 25.56 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-6282, S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1457.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 27, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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