Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Collector's Choice November 2022 AuctionAuction date: 14 November 2022
Lot number: 71020

Price realized: 750 USD   (Approx. 726 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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BOLIVIA. Cob 8 Reales, ND (1586-89)-P A/B. Potosi Mint; Assayer Juan Alvares Reinaltes (A). Philip II. PCGS EF-40.
KM-5.1; Cal-673. Weight: 26.98 gms. This beautiful 8 Reales piece, struck on a full and rather round flan, displays an interesting over-assayer mark. The obverse shows a sharp mintmark, albeit slightly doubled. The assayer's mark exhibits the distinct features of both the "B" of assayer Juan de Ballesteros Narvaez and the "A" of his successor, Juan Alvarez Reinaltes. The denomination is legible on the right, despite minor muddling of the "III". Nearly all sections of the complex Habsburg crown are intact and clear. Along the rim, the full name of the monarch is readable. The reverse was struck several times and its details suffer as a result, though the castles still present nicely and the octolobes are nearly complete. The coin is pleasingly toned with pewter-gray hues on its high points and a tasteful dark tone surrounding the devices, allowing the details to pop. This piece is dripping with eye appeal and would be a fitting addition to a sophisticated collection. To view all items from the Pat Johnson Collection, click here.

From the Pat Johnson Collection.

Estimate: $400 - $600