Mexico 1639-Mo P 8 reales
This specimen was lot 210 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $321.30. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1639P. Full and bold date and oM, nearly full cross, moderate surface corrosion and typical flat areas, deeply toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Concepcion, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola." This specimen is a silver cob eight reales struck at Mexico City 1621-65. Specimens with clear dates are unusual. In 1728, cobs were debased from .931 to .917 fine silver.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 21.15 g.
Catalog reference: S-M19; KM-45; CT-334, Cayón-6337.
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- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.