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Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) - May 2024 World CCO Auction, Lot 34023
BOLIVIA. 4 Reales, 1778-PTS JR. Potosi Mint. Charles III. NGC VF Details--Environmental Damage. KM-54; Cal-938; CJ-64.7.5. Variety with spelling error, "NEX" instead of "REX". This moderately worn example displays even wear with mottled slate patina. Close inspection reveals slight surface porosity with areas of horn silver accounting for the details designation. Despite its shortcomings a decent example of this seldom encountered variety. Estimate: $300 - $500...
13 May 2024Unsold 
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) - May 2024 World CCO Auction, Lot 34036
BOLIVIA. Silver Medallic Melgarejo, 1865-FP. Potosi Mint. NGC EF Details--Scratches. KM-146. Despite the noted scratches, a presentable example. Estimate: $60 - $100...
13 May 202440 USD
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) - May 2024 World CCO Auction, Lot 34037
BOLIVIA. Installation of Steam Machinery at the Mint Silver Medal, 1869. Potosi Mint. PCGS AU-55. Fonrobert-9720. Obverse: Bust of President Melgarejo left; Reverse: Inscription: Melgarejo Por La Inauguration De La Moneda A Vapor Potosi Diere. 28 De 1869. A slightly handled example of this popular type. An attractive patina has formed giving this piece above average eye appeal. Estimate: $60 - $100...
13 May 2024Unsold 
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61374, Lot 22032
Bolivia Republic silver "Hero of December" Medallic 1/16 Melgarejo 1865 MS65 NGC, Potosi mint, Fonrobert-9682, Burnett-103. https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-republic-silver-hero-of-december-medallic-1-16-melgarejo-1865-ms65-ngc-/a/61374-22032.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61374-05122024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
12 May 2024150 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61374, Lot 22033
Bolivia Republic silver "Hero of December" Medallic 1/16 Melgarejo 1865 MS62 PCGS, Potosi mint, Fonrobert-9682, Burnett-103. Ex. Whittier Collection https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-republic-silver-hero-of-december-medallic-1-16-melgarejo-1865-ms62-pcgs-/a/61374-22033.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61374-05122024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
12 May 2024170 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61374, Lot 22036
Bolivia Republic silver "Proclamation - Ayacucho" Medallic 4 Soles 1850 MS63 PCGS, Potosi mint, Fonrobert-9552. Ex. Pat Johnson Collection https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-republic-silver-proclamation-ayacucho-medallic-4-soles-1850-ms63-pcgs-/a/61374-22036.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61374-05122024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
12 May 2024220 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61374, Lot 22037
Bolivia Republic Pair of Certified silver Medals PCGS, 1) Medal (Sol) 1854 Potosi XF45, Burnett-68, Fonrobert-9595 2) Medal (1/2 Real) 1865 VF25, Fonrobert-9682 https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-republic-pair-of-certified-silver-medals-pcgs-total-2-coins-/a/61374-22037.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61374-05122024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
12 May 202440 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 145
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales contemporary counterfeit, Philip III, assayer M, ex-Atocha Research Collection (coin 216, "probably period counterfeit"). S-P18; KM-10; Cal-919. 10.95 grams. Like lot 144 above, this coin appears to be a contemporaneous counterfeit cast from a genuine coin, but in this case the metal is highly debased (XRF tested at 63.35% silver and 36.59% copper), visibly detectable with very coppery color and a thin flan but with full shield and cross showing correct details (a...
7 May 20241,700 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 147
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales contemporary counterfeit, Philip III, assayer not visible, ex-Atocha Research Collection (coin 219, "probably period counterfeit"). KM-10. 17.63 grams. At first this appears to be just a moderately corroded genuine coin, but its "ring" is incorrect for silver and in fact XRF testing shows it is debased with tin (83.44% silver, 9.17% tin, 3.84% copper, and 1.53% lead), yet the details are correct (full shield and cross) as it was cast from a genuine coin and then c...
7 May 20241,600 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 155
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 1 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincón) to right, ex-Atocha Research Collection, Plate Coin 17. S-P1; KM-2.1; Cal-238. 3.02 grams. Broad flan with full legends and superb detail in the full cross-lions-castles and crown and shield (with dark, contrasting toning all over), bold full P-R to right, potentially placed there to differentiate this first Potosí from the preceding ephemeral La Plata issues, but in any case attributed to Lima in error on tag and certificate based on ...
7 May 20249,500 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 181
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer R (curved leg), no Grade on certificate. S-P15; KM-10; Cal-912. 23.92 grams. Most of shield and (slightly doubled) cross despite some flatness and light surface corrosion, clear assayer, no toning (silvery). With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-191050. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $900 - $1350...
7 May 20241,850 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 191
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-10; Cal-916. 20.03 grams. Most of cross and shield (also clear P-Q) despite moderate surface corrosion all over, silvery. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 86A-194269. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $900 - $1350...
7 May 20241,550 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 211
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1620 T, mintmark q (retrograde P), quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-930. 26.06 grams. Bold full q+T and clear denomination o-VIII flanking full shield, full but lightly surface-corroded cross with clear 162 and weak but certain 0 of date (not mentioned on tag or certificate), some central flatness due to uneven flan, typically silvery. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-187145. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key We...
7 May 20241,500 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 215
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1621 (date as 1612) (T), very rare, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-932 var. 20.46 grams. Very bold and full 1612 date (so noted on tag and certificate) outside a good full cross, the shield messy from doubling and incomplete to due loss of part of edge to corrosion, silvery but desirable for the error date (known but rare). With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-209969. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1000 - $1500...
7 May 20242,200 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 217
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, (1620-22) T, mintmark q (retrograde P), quadrants of cross transposed, "flat" lions, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 24.45 grams. Bold full shield, full but doubled cross with distinctive lions that began in 1620, very silvery, with only light localized corrosion. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 85A-153400. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1500 - $2250...
7 May 20242,600 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 219
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, upper half of shield transposed, Grade 1 (hand-signed certificate). S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 25.66 grams. Bold full shield and cross despite light surface corrosion, edge-split, silvery, possible final digit 1 of date visible, desirable certificate. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-113776, countersigned by Mel Fisher in red ink. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1750 - $2500...
7 May 20242,800 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 221
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 25.65 grams. Smallish flan (thick) with good full shield and cross, only light surface corrosion but typically silvery, erroneously attributed to assayer R on tag and certificate. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-159078. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1500 - $2250...
7 May 20242,600 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 222
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 1. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 23.56 grams. Choice full cross-lions-castles with bold full 1 of date (tag and certificate say it is the first digit but it could be the last for 1621) within a large space followed by a dot in legend, full shield with bottom doubled, light surface corrosion on that side only, silvery but also toned. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-213781. Recovered from: Atoch...
7 May 20242,400 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 224
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. Full and well-centered cross and shield with decent details despite light surface corrosion, typically silvery all over. With original Fisher tag and certificate 114487. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1000 - $1500...
7 May 20242,100 USD
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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 225
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, quadrants of cross and upper half of shield transposed, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 24.02 grams. Full shield, full but off-center cross, typically silvery with corrosion on edge only, nice for the assigned Grade. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 85A-159121. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $700 - $1000...
7 May 20241,300 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 228
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (pre-assayer Q style), Grade 1. KM-10; Cal-Type 164. 25.51 grams. Broad, squarish flan with very bold full mintmark, full shield and cross, typically silvery but with only light surface corrosion. With original Fisher tag and certificate 85A-149414. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1500 - $2250...
7 May 20242,400 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 234
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. KM-10. 16.50 grams. Full but corroded shield and cross, typically silvery all over. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 95A-0717. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $500 - $750...
7 May 2024750 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 237
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer B (5th period), Grade 1. S-P14; KM-unl; Cal-525. 12.60 grams. Full but slightly off-center and weakly struck cross and shield, the latter with clear P-B to left and full but corroded king's name in legend to right, light gunmetal toning over silvery surfaces. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 96A-14452. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $1500 - $2250...
7 May 20241,400 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 242
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 3. S-P17; KM-9; Cal-770. 11.27 grams. Broad flan with full but slightly doubled and lightly corroded cross and shield, silvery with toning in crevices, slightly wavy flan with hairline edge-crack. With original Fisher tag and certificate 86A-191582. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $600 - $900...
7 May 20241,500 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 274
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 2 reales, 1617 M, Grade 2, ex-Mel and Deo Fisher. S-P19; KM-8; Cal-629. 6.32 grams. Broad flan with full and bold 7 of date visible, also full and bold assayer M, the cross and shield both full but very slightly doubled, very light surface corrosion and quite silvery from polishing but starting to tone, choice for assigned Grade. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 94A-270610, pedigreed to the Mel and Deo Fisher collection (Guernsey's auction of August 2015, lot...
7 May 20242,700 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 388
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, (1649) O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1487. 27.17 grams. Broad and very solid flan with no corrosion, large edge-crack, full countermark in lower-left quadrant of bold full cross, nice full shield with bold assayer to left and denomination to right, most of crown above, silvery with traces of toning around details. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Estimate: $300 - $450...
7 May 2024800 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 453
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1654 E, •PH• at top, •pomegranate• above cross. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1506. 27.19 grams. Full flan with minimal surface corrosion, well-centered full pillars-and-waves with two dates on that side, the cross similar but without visible date (nice crown at top, though), somewhat silvery all over. With original MAREX tag 91-8R-364. Recovered from: Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island Estimate: $350 - $500...
7 May 2024700 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 520
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1702 Y, rare, NGC VF details / sea salvaged (Shipwreck Blue Label). S-P43a; KM-31; Cal-1536. 25.06 grams. Solid and choice, with peripheral flatness but practically no corrosion, one full and bold pillar with clear assayer and bold date, nearly full cross with second date below, lightly toned all over, some patches of dark "horn silver," blunted points on edge. With certificate. Recovered from: Spanish 1715 Fleet, sunk off the east coast of Florida Estimate: $50...
7 May 20241,900 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 833
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erased B/L, rare, ex-Ponte. S-P5; KM-5.1; Cal-671. 27.46 grams. Huge flan that extends well past outer borders in most places, very choice full inner details and nearly full legends, AXF with contrasting toning and sediment in crevices, certainly one of the most impressive examples known of this celebrated assayer that Sellschopp famously attributed to La Plata in error. Curiously, the obverse die appears to be different from the two ca...
7 May 20244,000 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 834
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer C below erased B/L, rare, ex-Woodside. S-P5; KM-5.1; Cal-671. 27.03 grams. Choice, broad-flan example with lovely old toning, bold full interior details including P-erasure-C, some legend despite peripheral flatness due to uneven thickness, XF with minor surface porosity and light marks. As stated in the previous lot, our records indicate three known obverse dies known for this issue, which Sellschopp famously attributed to La Plata in error, t...
7 May 20243,000 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 869
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M (pre-dated type), ex-Ponte, ex-Sellschopp (Plate), Grunthal-Sellschopp Plate. S-P18; KM-10; Cal-919. 27.24 grams. Full but slightly doubled shield with mintmark P and dot appearing twice above trace of assayer M (which Sellschopp and others seem to have missed, as in all its previous appearances it was attributed to assayer P), full cross-and-tressure, richly toned VF+, desirable pedigrees. Pedigreed to the Luis R. Ponte Collection and to th...
7 May 2024650 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 879
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1618 T, denomination o-8. S-P21; KM-10; Cal-925. 26.26 grams. Very bold full denomination o-8 with open top-left to right of well-detailed full shield (slightly doubled), good full cross with most of 8 of date in legend, AU details but with some surface corrosion and silvery from cleaning. Estimate: $200 - $300...
7 May 2024300 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 883
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 161_ T, upper half of shield transposed, ex-Ponte, ex-Sellschopp (Plate). S-P21; KM-10; Cal-Type 165. 27.54 grams. Squarish flan with nice full cross and shield, bold assayer T, 161 of date visible (probably 1619 by style), attractively toned AXF, somewhat rare as non-salvage, with desirable pedigree. Pedigreed to the Luis R. Ponte Collection and to the Sellschopp Collection (Swiss Bank Corp auction of September 1988, lot 633), plated as coin 405 in Sellschopp's ...
7 May 2024375 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 894
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1625 P, quadrants of cross transposed, "flat" lions, very rare, ex-Ponte. S-P23; KM-19a; Cal-1443. 27.03 grams. Compact flan with choice full shield and cross, nicely toned AVF, with just the rounded right side of the assayer P visible but significant as showing date with bottom half of 6Z and what appears to be a full 5 (slightly doubled) for 1625, the existence of which was doubted by Paoletti ("some experts accept the existence of 1625 coins, although to this ...
7 May 2024550 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 921
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1632 T, ex-Ponte. S-P26; KM-19a; Cal-1457. 25.67 grams. Very crude flan with cracks and point in edge, also with odd patches of dark "horn silver" on reverse, the bottom half of date nevertheless bold, and with clear •P•T• and •8• flanking well-detailed shield below most of crown, VF+ with traces of golden toning. Pedigreed to the Luis R. Ponte Collection. Estimate: $200 - $300...
7 May 2024260 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 954
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1649 O, with crown-alone countermark on shield, ex-Sellschopp (Plate), ex-Ponte, Mastalir Plate. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1487. 27.99 grams. A very choice, well-pedigreed, and elegantly toned VF+, rare as non-salvage, exhibiting a bold full countermark at top of full shield with bold (but doubled) •P•O• to left, PHILIPPVS IIII in legend, full 49 date amidst a nearly full legend on reverse with flan extending past the outer border on that whole side. Pedigreed to the Se...
7 May 20245,500 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1008
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1651 E/O, with crown-alone (rare variety) countermark on cross, ex-Capitana, ex-Ponte, Mastalir Plate. S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1490. 27.16 grams. Broad-flan AVF with no corrosion but very dark toning all over, bold full •P•E/O• to left and clear •8•E/O• to right of doubled shield, complete date in full legend outside of mostly flat cross with deep (70%) countermark in center, patch of dark "horn silver" on crack near edge. From the Capitana (1654), pedigreed to the Lu...
7 May 2024750 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1017
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1651 (modern 5) E, with crowned-O countermark on cross, ex-Sellschopp (Plate), ex-Ponte, Mastalir Plate. S-P36; KM-19b; Cal-1491. 27.55 grams. Lightly toned VF on a broad, odd-shaped flan that extends past the outer border in places, hairline edge-crack, deep (75%) countermark (scarce) in center of full cross with full (doubled) date in legend, full shield with full •P-E• to left and •8-E• to right, some faint scratches in flat center, desirable pedigree. Pedigre...
7 May 2024800 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1461
BOLIVIA, Potosí, silver proclamation medal, Ferdinand VII, 1811, Goyeneche / Suppressor of Uprising, NGC AU 58. Fonrobert-9395. 43 mm. Obverse with bust of Ferdinand VII inside legend D. D. JOSEPHUS EMANUEL A GOYENECHE AREQUIPENSIS ORIGINE; reverse with long inscription inside legend MUNICIPIUM POTOSI IN GRATULATIONEM ASSERTORIS LIBERTATIS PATRIAE A 1811. Commemorative of Goyeneche's victory over the Argentines under Juan José Castelli at the Battle of Huaqui, re-establishing Spanish control o...
7 May 2024750 USD
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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1462
BOLIVIA, oval silver medal, Ferdinand VII, dated 1816, victors of Laguna and Villar, NGC AU 58, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-Derman. Cunietti-p. 58; Fonrobert-8026. Rare medal (first we have offered) struck in Potosí and issued to Royalist forces for their part in the Battle of La Laguna in El Villar on September 13-14, 1816 (listed in Fonrobert as La Guaira under Colombia in error). Obverse with winged victory sounding its horn and holding a laurel over clouds, legend encircling ...
7 May 20243,250 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1634
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4. KM-10. 17.56 grams. Corroded but solid, silvery piece with some shield detail (a bit doubled). With original Fisher tag and certificate 86A-138421. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $300 - $450...
7 May 2024800 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1639
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 4, pre-"Mother Lode" certificate (1983). KM-10. 11.30 grams. Silvery piece with corroded surfaces showing faint shield and doubled cross. With original Fisher tag and photo-certificate 82-285. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $250 - $375...
7 May 2024875 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1642
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-9; Cal-Type 149. 6.55 grams. Silvery, oblong piece with partial shield and bold assayer, cross rather weak but nearly full, edges a bit thin from corrosion. With original Fisher tag and certificate (mounted on cardstock) 86A-192194. Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Estimate: $500 - $750...
7 May 2024800 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1654
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 5.80 grams. Nice piece from the wreck with nearly complete shield and full cross, minor corrosion but quite solid, silvery surfaces with light red toning in areas. With original tag 49,044 from the salvors. Recovered from: Concepción, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola Estimate: $150 - $225...
7 May 2024475 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1660
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1650 O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1488. 18.93 grams. Smooth, silvery surfaces from corrosion and salvage cleaning, clear assayer O both to left and right of shield, king's ordinal showing in legend, full cross with partial countermark struck in the center, last two digits of date visible in legend. With photo-certificate. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Estimate: $250 - $375...
7 May 2024700 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1666
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 4 reales, (1650) O, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-17b; Cal-1106. 8.78 grams. Somewhat thin and silvery from corrosion but with a choice full countermark struck on a bold cross, clear assayer to left of partial shield, some natural edge cracks. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Estimate: $300 - $450...
7 May 2024525 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1667
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 4 reales, 1651 O, with crowned-•F• countermark (two dots) on shield. S-P36; KM-17b; Cal-1108. 13.08 grams. Interesting piece with early obverse and new reverse, full countermark on the shield, nearly complete cross, much legend detail including bottom digits of the date, silvery surfaces with very minor corrosion. With original tag from the salvors. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Estimate: $350 - $500...
7 May 2024550 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1782
BOLIVIA, Potosí, lot of 20 cob minors, Philip V through Ferdinand VI, dates not visible. 110.01 grams total. Silvery and with surface pitting, all with at least a little design detail visible, and all a bit scarce as cobs from this wreck. With generic certificates. Recovered from: Dodington, sunk in 1755 off South Africa Estimate: $800 - $1200...
7 May 20241,600 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1884
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1666 E, ex-Woodside. S-P37a; KM-21; Cal-1532. 26.22 grams. VF with parts of all three dates including the ever-popular "666" below cross, full pillars and cross with a little flatness, rich silver-gray toning all over, thin edge-crack as made. Pedigreed to the Rob Woodside Collection. Estimate: $200 - $300...
7 May 2024450 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1885
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1670 E. S-P37b; KM-26; Cal-701. 26.54 grams. Rather interesting XF example with a decent reverse strike showing much of the cross, a bold date, inner and outer borders, and full HISPANIARVM, bold pillars with some doubling, some edge cracking as struck, pleasing silver-gray toning throughout. Estimate: $200 - $300...
7 May 2024400 USD
Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - Treasure Auction 35, Lot 1887
BOLIVIA, Potosí, cob 8 reales, 1771 (V-Y), cut down for circulation in North Africa (Barbary). S-P59; KM-45; Cal-1154. 14.97 grams. In circulation along the Barbary coast of North Africa there was a 15- to 16-gram silver coin known as a "30 para," minted in Tripoli in 1773, that could have been linked to these cut-down cobs. Bust 8R cut down to this weight are also known. This VF example is clipped to a roughly pentagonal shape with partial pillars and cross still showing though clearly dated,...
7 May 2024110 USD
MDC Monnaies de Collection sarl - Auction 14, Lot 244
BOLIVIE - BOLIVIA Philippe III (1598-1621). 8 réaux ND (1612-1616) Q, P, Potosi. NGC VF 30 (6640668-025). Av. [PHILIPP]VS [III D G HISPANIA]RVM. Écu parti, accosté de (atelier) / (essayeur) et de °/VIII. Rv. [ET INDIANARVM REX]. Quadrilobe anglé, parti de Castille et Léon. AC.916 - KM.10 ; Argent - 26,66 g - 38 mm - 12 h NGC VF 30 (6640668-025). Type non daté, mais bien identifiable au droit. Patine grise. TB à TTB. Starting price: 300 EUR...
3 May 2024320 EUR
MDC Monnaies de Collection sarl - Auction 14, Lot 245
BOLIVIE - BOLIVIA Charles IV (1788-1808). 8 réaux 1806 PJ, Potosi. NGC AU 58 (6640668-030). Av. CAROLUS. IIII. - DEI. GRATIA. Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite ; au-dessous (date). Rv. .HISPAN. ET IND. REX. (atelier). 8 R. (différent). Écu couronné, entre les deux colonnes avec banderole PLVS - VLTRA. AC.1012 - KM.73 ; Argent - 26,8 g - 40 mm - 12 h NGC AU 58 (6640668-030). Faible usure sur les hauts reliefs pour cet exemplaire revêtu d'une délicate patine grise aux reflets irisés. Sup...
3 May 2024Unsold 
MDC Monnaies de Collection sarl - Auction 14, Lot 246
BOLIVIE - BOLIVIA République. 8 soles 1856 FJ, Potosi. PCGS Genuine Cleaned-AU Detail (48484474). Av. LIBRE POR LA - CONSTITUCION. Tête laurée à gauche, au-dessous BOLIVAR. Rv. REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA. Palmier accosté de deux lamas couchés ; au-dessus neuf étoiles ; autour 10 - 20 et au-dessous (atelier). (différent). (date). (différent). KM.112.1 ; Argent - 27 g - 36 mm - 6 h PCGS Genuine Cleaned-AU Detail (48484474). De belle frappe avec de minimes marques dans les champs et à peine nettoyé. B...
3 May 2024Unsold 
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1867
Bolivia 2 Reales 1598 - 1621 (ND) KM# 8, N# 47423; Silver 6.86 g.; Felipe III; Potosi Mint; Macuquin; VF+ Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024163 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1868
Bolivia 8 Reales 1761 Cal# 1137; Silver 26.38 g.; Carlos III; Potosi Mint; Macuquin; VF Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024363 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1869
Bolivia 2 Soles 1830 PTS JL KM# 95a, N# 34789; Silver; Potosi Mint; VF Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 202416 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1870
Bolivia 8 Soles 1831 PTS JL NGC AU50 KM# 97, N# 23224; Silver; Potosi Mint Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024192 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1871
Bolivia 8 Soles 1838 PTS LM ANACS AU55 KM# 97, N# 23224; Silver; Potosi Mint Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024176 EUR
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Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1872
Bolivia 1/4 Sol 1852 PCGS MS64 KM# 111, N# 43485; Silver; Potosi Mint Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024102 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 123, Lot 1875
Bolivia 1 Boliviano 1871 PTS ER KM# 155.3, N# 23868; Silver 25.00 g.; Potosi Mint; UNC with nice toning Starting price: 5 EUR...
27 Apr 2024102 EUR
VAuctions - Pars Coins Bargain E-Sale 18, Lot 186
BOLIVIA, Potosi. 1748. Silver 4 Reales (13.55 gm; 26 mm). Sharply struck on a nice flan. Choice EF. Lightly toned with some luster. Estimate: 650 USD Starting price: 1 USD...
25 Apr 2024380 USD
VAuctions - Pars Coins Bargain E-Sale 18, Lot 187
BOLIVIA, Potosi. 1751. Silver 8 Reales (26.36 gm; 34 mm). Choice EF. Lightly toned. Estimate: 800 USD Starting price: 1 USD...
25 Apr 2024405 USD
Nomisma S.p.a. - E-Auction 35, Lot 1226
BOLIVIA Filippo IV (1621-1662) 8 Reales 1651 E-E - Cal. 1491 AG (g 26,15) Contromarca L coronata. Dietro lo "Scandalo di Potosí", ideato e messo in atto da saggiatori e altri addetti alla zecca, si celava un piano per ridurre la purezza delle monete e sottrarne l'argento in eccesso. Le conseguenze furono devastanti, minando la reputazione della Spagna nel commercio con l'Asia, dove i mercanti riponevano la massima fiducia nella qualità dell'argento dei "Maltagliati" spagnoli. Si susseguirono t...
19 Apr 2024430 EUR
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd - Auction 135, Lot 2852
Bolivia, Philip IV, cob silver eight reales, Potosi Mint E, 1652 (25.75g)(KM.A20.8), with W.A. Museum certificate 3268. Good clear impression for this, very fine. Ex Gilt Dragon, private purchase from Monetarium with their tag and WA Museum certificate. Estimate: 800 AUD...
9 Apr 20242,400 AUD
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd - Auction 135, Lot 2853
Bolivia, Philip IV, silver cob eight reales, Potosi Mint, E, 1652 (26.15g)(KM.20.1) with W.A. Museum certificate 4065. Dark grey toned; dates visible in three places, very fine. Ex Gilt Dragon, from Downies Sale 20-28 Oct 1980 (lot 3). Estimate: 800 AUD...
9 Apr 20243,000 AUD
Noble Numismatics Pty Ltd - Auction 135, Lot 2854
Bolivia, Charles IIII, silver eight reales, 1794 PR, Potosi Mint (KM.73). Nearly fine. Ex Max O. Good Collection. Estimate: 70 AUD...
9 Apr 2024180 AUD
Astarte S.A. - Web Auction 4, Lot 313
BOLIVIA. Philip III, 1598-1621. Cob 4 Reales (Silver, 28.16 mm, 13,58 g), Potosì P-T, date off flan but probably 1618-1620. Assayer Juan Jimenez de Tapia, firts period. Crowned shield. Rev. Shield quartered of Castilla. KM-9. Calicò 777. Rare. About VF Starting price: 50 CHF...
7 Apr 2024240 CHF
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2328
Bolivia 8 Soles 1855 PTS MJ KM# 112.1, N# 61759; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC with full mint luster, tooled surface Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 2024206 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2329
Bolivia 4 Soles 1856 PTS FJ KM# 123.2, N# 23934; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC with minor hairlines & amazing toning Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 2024151 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2330
Bolivia 4 Soles 1857 PTS FJ KM# 123.2, N# 23934; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC with minor hairlines & amazing toning Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 2024151 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2333
Bolivia 1 Boliviano 1872 PTS FE KM# 160.1, N# 38132; Silver; Potosi Mint; AUNC/UNC with edge nick Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 2024152 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2334
Bolivia 1 Boliviano 1875 PTS FE KM# 160.1, N# 38132; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 2024171 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2336
Bolivia 1/2 Boliviano / 50 Centavos 1893 PTS CB KM# 161.5, N# 26167; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC with mint luster Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 202444 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2337
Bolivia 1/2 Boliviano / 50 Centavos 1893 PTS CB Overstrike KM# 161.5, N# 26167; Silver; Potosi Mint; AUNC/UNC with minor hairlines Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 202423 EUR
Katz Coins Notes & Supplies Europe s.r.o. - E-Auction 119, Lot 2338
Bolivia 1/2 Boliviano / 50 Centavos 1902 PTS MM KM# 175, N# 13424; Silver; Potosi Mint; UNC with minor hairlines; Mint luster remains Starting price: 5 EUR...
30 Mar 202444 EUR
Schulman b.v. - Auction 378, Lot 86
WORLD Coins Bolivia - 8 Reales 16(..) (1653-1665), Silver, FELIPE IV 1621–1665 Potosí mint. Essayer E (Antonio de Ergueta). Cross of Jerusalem, castles and lions in quarters. Rev. crowned pillars of Hercules and waves, value at top center.Menzel Po-275; cf. Cal. 682; cf. Cayón 7617.Ex. auction Schulman 260, 10-12 March 1975, no. 1487. This countermark was applied in the Spanish Netherlands from 1652 to 1672. It established the value at 48 Stuivers and allowed for them to circulate in the Low C...
28 Mar 20241,900 EUR
Schulman b.v. - E-Auction 12, Lot 2048
WORLD Coins Bolivia - 1 Real 1791 PR, Silver, CARLOS IV 1788–1808 Potosí mint. Laureate bust right. Rev. crowned arms between pillars.Cal. 461; KM. 70.3.40 g. Cabinet toning. Almost extremely fine Estimate: 60 EUR...
27 Mar 2024120 EUR
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21017
Bolivia Philip III Cob 1/2 Real ND (1598-1621) XF (Mounted), Potosi mint, Cal-401. No assayer variety. Total weight: 9.73gm. Mounted in a sterling silver ring, size 9-3/4. https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-philip-iii-cob-1-2-real-nd-1598-1621-xf-mounted-/a/61364-21017.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61364-03172024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
17 Mar 2024775 USD
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Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21030
Bolivia Philip III "Atocha" Cob 8 Reales ND (1612-1616) P-Q XF (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, KM10, Cal-916. 18.90gm. Grade 3. Sold with original tag and Treasure Salvors photo-certificate 85A-174962 (COA). Salvaged from the "Nuestra Señora de Atocha" (sunk in 1622 off Key West, Florida). Retaining bold assayer and mintmark, as well good shield and cross. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was the Admiral Galleon of the Tierra Firme Fleet, a twenty-eight-ship fleet carrying an unprecedented amou...
17 Mar 20241,250 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21045
Bolivia Philip III "Atocha" Cob 8 Reales ND (1618-1621) P-T VF Details (Saltwater Damage) PCGS, Potosi mint, KM10, Cal-Type 165. 19.92gm. Sold with original tag and Treasure Salvors photo-certificate (COA)85A-201822. Salvaged from the "Nuestra Señora de Atocha" (sunk in 1622 off Key West, Florida). Displaying a bold assayer and mintmark. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was the Admiral Galleon of the Tierra Firme Fleet, a twenty-eight-ship fleet carrying an unprecedented amount of treasure from ...
17 Mar 20241,300 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21053
Bolivia Philip IV Cob Real (1649-1651) P-O XF40 NGC, Potosi mint, KM12b, Cal-Type 201. 3.25gm. An impressive survivor from the Rodas issues, one of the last assayers who tried to "sanitize"--as put by Paolletti in his "8 Reales Cobs of Potosi" book--the Potosi assaying after the complete chaos led by the Potosi scandal. Few survived due to the eventual re-melt orders after the new pillar style was adopted, this piece standing as the finest recorded by NGC. Organized by the assayers and other...
17 Mar 2024400 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21054
Bolivia Philip IV Cob Real 1652 P-E-5-2 VF Details (Plugged, Cleaned) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-A13.4, Cal-748. P-I-IIII below crown variety. From the first new style struck after the Potosi mint scandal, this one-year type is offered with a circulated but well-defined obverse and clear ID features on the reverse. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves...
17 Mar 2024120 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21055
Bolivia Philip IV Cob Real 1654 P-E-PH XF45 NGC, Potosi mint, KM13, Cal-753. Dot-PH-dot below crown variety. 3.23gm. A survivor from the transitional types issued after the "great Transition at the Potosi Mint". Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. The impacts were immense, even shaking Spain's reputation with the Asian trade, where merchants h...
17 Mar 2024260 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21056
Bolivia Philip IV Cob Real 1655 P-E-PH VF35 NGC, Potosi mint, KM13, Cal-754. Dot-PH-dot below crown variety. 2.74gm. A well-kept representative from the transitional types after the Potosi Scandal. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. The impacts were immense, even shaking Spain's reputation with the Asian trade, where merchants had the upmost ...
17 Mar 2024270 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21059
Bolivia Philip IV "Piedmont" Cob 2 Reales 1663 P-E Genuine NGC, Potosi mint, CB-7104, Cal-931. Salvaged from the "Piedmont" (sunk in 1795 in the Lyme Bay, south of England). Dark but showing clear date and assayers/mintmarks, as well near-full cross/pillars. As apart of an incredibly large fleet of 300 ships, the Piedmont was bound for the West Indies to suppress a French uprising. The ship was forced into Lyme Bay on November 18th, 1795, due to a hurricane that would scatter and sink all sh...
17 Mar 2024400 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21060
Bolivia Philip IV Cob 4 Reales 1650 P-O VF25 PCGS, Potosi mint, KM17B, Cal-1106, Sellschopp-534 (this coin). 12.39gm. An impressive survivor from this scarce type dating back to the Potosi Scandal. Showing some peripheral flatness but a bold assayer and full date, this toned piece was once part of the prestigious Sellschopp and Pat Johnson Collections. Ex. Pat Johnson Collection; Ex. Sellschopp Collection (September 1988, Lot 694) Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan b...
17 Mar 2024310 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21063
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652)-P XF (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. 27.54gm. Countermark Crowned F on (host) 8 Reales P-E (Cal-Type 327). An impressive Potosi Scandal survivor, even retaining die-polish lines within the crevices of the cross, full weight and a full stamp. Likely salvaged from the Capitana shipwreck, though no COA currently accompanies the coin. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind...
17 Mar 20241,000 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21064
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652)-P XF (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. 26.89gm. Accompanied by COA. Countermark Crowned F on (host) 8 Reales 1651 P-E (Cal-Type 327). A solid survivor from the Potosi Scandal, showing a good stamp, clear host features and a good weight. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining...
17 Mar 2024850 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21065
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652)-P VF Details (Sea Salvaged) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. Countermark (C/S VF Standard) Crowned L on (host) 8 Reales P-O (Cal-Type 327). A survivor from the great transition of the Potosi mint, displaying a bold stamp and well-defined peripheries with full assayers. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves ...
17 Mar 2024800 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21066
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652)-P VF Details (Environmental Damage) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. 27.24gm. Countermark (C/S XF Standard) Crowned L on (host) 8 Reales 1651 P-E (Cal-1489). Accompanied by COA. A survivor from the great transition of the Potosi mint, showing full-weight and no clear signs of its 350 years submerged. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity o...
17 Mar 20241,500 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21067
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652)-P VG Details (Sea Salvaged) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. Accompanied by COA. Countermark (C/S VF Standard) Crowned F on (host) 8 Reales 1651 P-E (Cal-1491). A survivor from the great transition of the Potosi mint, offered with bold stamp and full date. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the rema...
17 Mar 2024650 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21068
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Counterstamped 7-1/2 Reales ND (1651-1652) P-O Genuine NGC, Potosi mint, KM-C19.22, Cal-Type 327. Countermark Crowned F on (host) 8 Reales P-E. A survivor from the great transition of the Potosi mint, displaying a well-defined stamp and overall good features. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. The impacts were imme...
17 Mar 2024700 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21091
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Cob 8 Reales 1649 P-Z VF Details (Sea Salvaged) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-19b, Cal-1485. 17.24gm. A bold survivor, despite surface corrosion, from the Potosi Scandal, showing a pleasing and desirable 1649 date, with traces of a possible overdate. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. The impacts were immense, even shaking...
17 Mar 20241,100 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21093
Bolivia Philip IV "Consolación" Cob 8 Reales 1652 P-E-HP XF (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, KM-A20.7, Cal-1496. 7.43gm. Accompanied by COA. Salvaged from the "Consolación" (sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara, Ecuador). Thin from corrosion but still exhibiting all variety ID-features, this survivor from the Potosi Scandal presents well in hands. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the ...
17 Mar 2024500 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21094
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Cob 8 Reales 1652 P-E VF Details (Saltwater Damage) NGC, Potosi mint, KM-A20.7, Cal-Type 330. 19.07gm. HP monogram below crown. An eye-catching piece retaining very sharp pillars, with a bold date in the legends, and a good shield despite surface corrosion. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. The impacts were immen...
17 Mar 2024675 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21095
Bolivia Philip IV Cob 8 Reales 1653 P-E-PH VF Details (Environmental Damage) NGC, Potosi mint, KM21, Cal-1503. Dot-PH-dot below crown variety. A popular transitional type that followed the Great Scandal of the Potosi mint. Showing a bold strike which rendered two bold dates and a partial one in the legend. Organized by the assayers and other mint workers, the plan behind the "Potosi Scandal" was to reduce the purity of their coins while the thieves kept the remaining silver for themselves. T...
17 Mar 2024500 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21096
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Transitional Cob 8 Reales ND (1652-1653) P-E Fine (Saltwater Damage), Potosi mint, KM21, Cal-Type 333. 1-P-H-6 below crown. 12.18gm. Salvaged from the "Capitana" (sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador). Thin from corrosion but still showing discernible variety elements. Ex. Sedwick Treasure Auction 34 (November 2023, Lot 1756) The wreck of the Capitana, or the lead ship of the Spanish South Seas (Pacific) Fleet, would become the largest loss ever experienced by the...
17 Mar 2024320 USD
Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21097
Bolivia Philip IV "Capitana" Cob 8 Reales 1654 P-E-PH XF (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, KM-21, Cal-1506. 19.07gm. Accompanied by COA. A solid survivor from this wreck, displaying bold date, assayer and even the King's name and ordinals in the legend. The wreck of the Capitana, or the lead ship of the Spanish South Seas (Pacific) Fleet, would become the largest loss ever experienced by the Spanish armada. After striking the Punta Santa Elena reefs, The Jesus María de la Limpia Concepción l...
17 Mar 2024440 USD
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Heritage World Coin Auctions - Showcase Auction 61364, Lot 21100
Bolivia "Concepción" Cob 8 Reales ND (Saltwater Effect), Potosi mint, 5.57gm. Accompanied by COA. Salvaged from the "Concepción" (sunk in 1641 off Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic). A fragment of a Bolivian 8 Reales recovered from this significant shipwreck. https://coins.ha.com/itm/bolivia/bolivia-concepcion-cob-8-reales-nd-saltwater-effect-/a/61364-21100.s?type=DA-DMC-CoinArchives-WorldCoins-61364-03172024 HID02906262019 © 2024 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved...
17 Mar 2024130 USD
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