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89001701

Recovered From the La Luz Shipwreck

Triton XV, Lot: 1701. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CHILE, Colonial. Ferdinando VI. King of Spain, 1746-1759. AV 8 Escudos (35mm, 27.05 g, 12h). Santiago mint. Dated 1751-J. (flower) FERDINANDUS · VI · D · G · HISP · REX (flower), armored and draped bust right, wearing Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece; 1751 below / NOMINA MAGNA SEQUOR, crowned coat-of-arms within Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece; to lower left, So between two flowers; to lower right, J between two flowers. ME 10871; Calicó 71; Friedberg 5; KM 3. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 61.


Ex Gemini II (11 January 2006), lot 575; recovered “La Luz” shipwreck, sank 1752.