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    Felipe IV cob 2 Reales 1662 Nuevo Reino, CT 772 (plate coin), choice toned AU-UNC, a magnificent coin and unquestionably the finest known of this rare series. Previously sold in the SBC Sale 27 as Lot 76 and described as follows: Crowned quartered arms of Castille and Leon, value 2 shows as Z to right. Rev: Crowned Pillars of Hercules over waves dividing PL-VS-V, 2 above, NoR below. 6.77 grams. C.T. 772 plate coin. Nesmith ANS unlisted. L.R. unlisted. Very rare. Nearly Mint State. From the second style of Philip IV silver mandated in 1650, this specimen is presumably unique due to style modifications. The reverse has two pillars with disproportionally large crowns atop each. Between these crowns is a pomegranate who stem is so long and looped that it appears as an Arabic 2 at first glance. PLUS VLTRA is in the central area divided by the pillars; it is indicated as PL-VS-V. The bold mintmark in the bottom center is an NR monogram with a circle above. The obverse has a very bold crowned shield (castle-lion-lion castle) with a dot in the lower triangle instead of a pomegranate. To the right is a Z for 2 Reales. To the left is visible only the lower of three dots known to be part of the design. No indication of the assayer was included in this design. Earlier years of this second general type had a floral punch instead of the value 2 to the right of the obverse shield. The reverse was so different that it is not the same type. This piece is remarkable in that it is perhaps the finest silver cob of Nuevo Reino currently reported.

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    January, 2006
    8th-9th Sunday-Monday
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