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    Unbelievable 1733 Mo-MF Pillar Dollar
    The Finest Extant

    Philip V 8 Reales 1733 Mo-MF MS63 Prooflike NGC, Mexico City mint, KM103. Variety with the large crown on the obverse. Choice Mint State with remarkably reflective surfaces and a superbly full strike. Upon close inspection, very minor surface handling evidence appears, mostly on the obverse yet the overall eye-appeal of the coin is truly outstanding. This very rare subtype is key to understand the sequence between the "Mo" and "MX" issues dated 1733 since it features a large crown atop the globes on the obverse, which is similar to that used for the 8 Reales featuring the "MX" mintmark. It is one of the rarest pillar 8 Reales dated 1733 struck at the Mexico City mint. The ex. D. Gray example sold in recent years was only certified VF30 NGC yet still hammered at $12,000 (Stack's Bowers & Ponterio 10/2014, lot 485). The present example is in all likelihood the finest extant of the issue and should thus be considered among the most valuable and significant items in the early series of milled Mexican 8 Reales.

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    August, 2016
    11th Thursday
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