Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Collector's Choice November 2022 AuctionAuction date: 14 November 2022
Lot number: 71648

Price realized: 300 USD   (Approx. 290 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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MEXICO. Cob 4 Reales, 1618-Mo D/F. Mexico City Mint. Philip III. PCGS Genuine--Salt Water Damage, VF Details.
cf. KM-37.2; Cal-762. Weight: 9.88 gms. This pleasing Mexican Cob was recovered from the Santa Margarita shipwreck. Though its surfaces show moderate corrosion and a large chunk of the planchet is missing, much original detail remains. To the left of the Habsburg shield on the obverse, there is the bold mintmark of Mexico City. Below it, a distinct "D over F" assayer mark is visible. While no date appears on the flan, this distinct over-assayer mark dates the coin decisively to 1618. The reverse displays a satisfying Florenzada cross with castles and lions. An overall very appealing example from this famous treasure find.

Includes original Certificate of Authenticity from Treasure Salvors, Inc. To view all items from the Pat Johnson Collection, click here.

From the Pat Johnson Collection.





Ex: Santa Margarita shipwreck, sunk on 6 September 1622 off the coast of what is now the Florida Keys, certificate # 3173.



Estimate: $300 - $600