Mexico 1700-Mo L 8 reales
This specimen was lot 314 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $535.50. The catalog description noted, "Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)700(L), extremely rare. Bold and complete date with ++ after final digit (first non-Royal specimen we have seen apart from one listed in the State of Florida collection), some cross and shield but otherwise flat, the flan thick and solid, natural pit near top of cross, Fine overall with stippled toning. Auction lot-tag personally signed by John Pullin. The John Pullin Collection of Dated Mexican Cobs." The silver cobs were debased from .931 fine to .917 fine in 1728.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 26.64 g.
Catalog reference: S-M21; KM-46; CT-300, Cayón-7706.
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