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    Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1751 So-J MS63 NGC,  Santiago mint, KM3, Fr-5, Cal-72. An important selection from the Nuestra Señora de la Luz, which sunk off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay in 1752. The designs have been rendered boldly, though the usual areas of weakness are observed atop the King's features, while mint luster flares across the otherwise satin-sheathed surfaces. Upon closer inspection, mild-as-can-be handling effects all but fold into the waves of light during rotation. The planchet itself contains a number of pedigree-defining characteristics--from minor die cracks to clashed dies--as well as a slight granular texture, likely due to the effects of saltwater. Fully engaging and likely to spark interest among many types of collectors.

    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    17th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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