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CNG 91, Lot: 1418. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MEXICO, Colonial. Fernando VI. King of Spain, 1746-1759. AR 8 Reales. Milled columnario type. Ciudad de México mint; Manuel de León and Francisco de la Peña y Flores, assayers. Dated 1751Mo MF. (rosette) FERDND · VI · D · G · HISPAN · ET IND · REX, crowned abbreviated royal coat-of-arms; ·/M/F/(rosette) to left, (rosette)/8/(rosette) to right / (rosette) VTRAQUE VNUM ([He made them] both one) (rosette), crowned western and eastern hemispheres; to right and left, crowned composite column with encircling banner inscribed PLUS VLT(RA) (further beyond); all set on ground rising out of ocean waves; in exergue, mintmark and rosette on either side of 1751. Edge: wreath. Gilboy M-8-24; ME 10565; Calicó 327. In NGC slab graded MS 62, some minor striking weakness on the obverse.

From the Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.