Santo Domingo (1542-57)-SP F 2 reales

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Sedwick Treasure auction 26, lot 542

This specimen was lot 542 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $7,735. The catalog description[1] noted, "Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2 reales, Charles-Joanna, assayer F to left, mintmark S to left and P to right, lions and castles transposed, very rare. With fewer than three dozen known of this denomination and many struck with unique combination of designs, this example stands out for its clear legends and interiors despite its slight porosity. Somewhat characteristic of this series is the transposition of lions and castles on the shield and mixture of Gothic and Latin lettering (almost by whim). The assayer F mark is bold. While the pillars side is unique, the shield side is similar to Lot 1105 in the Ray Byrne collection. Overall UNC with original mint luster."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 6.29 g.

Catalog reference: S-SD1; KM-28; CT-131, Cayón-3091.


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  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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