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    Near-Choice Mint State Quadruple Excelente - The Finest Certified

    Ferdinand & Isabella (1474-1504) gold 4 Excelentes ND (from 1497) (Aqueduct)-A MS62 PCGS, Segovia mint, Fr-125, Cal-12, Cay-2954, ORC-290. 13.96gm. +FЄRnAnDuS: ЄT: hЄLISABЄT: D: G: RЄX: ЄT: RЄGIn (double-annulet stops), crowned facing busts of Ferdinand and Isabella, aqueduct above, A to right, o over IIII below / SVB: VnBRA' : ALARVm: TVARVm: PROTЄGЄ: nO: (double-annulet stops), crowned royal shield over nimbate eagle. A level of quality that can only be deemed as praiseworthy for the type. Virtually unheard-of in Mint State condition, the next finest we have handled was a mere AU55. While admittedly unevenly struck with pronounced doubling in the obverse margins, the central features preserve a fully appreciable level of detail, Ferdinand's bust and head of the nimbate eagle on the reserve proving especially expressive and well-rendered. Perhaps even finer than the plate pieces selected to illustrate the various subvarieties for the denomination in Tauler's El Oro de los Reyes Católicos, it is unlikely that bidders will have the opportunity to obtain a finer piece anytime soon.

    Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

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    21st Thursday 5:50 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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    5 Days 23h 34m 11s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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    (Lots 31001-31326) - 6:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, January 21, 2021.
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