Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Collector's Choice November 2022 AuctionAuction date: 14 November 2022
Lot number: 71048

Price realized: 340 USD   (Approx. 329 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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BOLIVIA. Cob 4 Reales, ND (1589-91)-P. Potosi Mint; Assayer Baltasar Ramos Leceta (RL). Philip II. PCGS Genuine--Environmental Damage, VF Details.
KM-9; Cal-528; Sellschopp-250 (plate coin). Weight: 13.05 gms. Despite this cob's dark charcoal toning and somewhat rough surfaces owing to the noted damage, it retains distinctly visible mintmark, assayer, and denomination on the obverse. Interestingly, the assayer's monogram appears to be struck over a prior marking, perhaps a die flaw or even the initial of a preceding assayer. The reverse octolobe and cross are mostly intact and the upper right lion is charmingly represented. This well-pedigreed coin offers intriguing uncertainty well worth further research. To view all items from the Pat Johnson Collection, click here.

From the Pat Johnson Collection.

Ex: Paul Karon Collection (Ponterio 3/90) Lot # 306.

Ex: Sellschopp Collection (09/88) Lot # 554.

Estimate: $200 - $300