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CNG 91, Lot: 1421. Estimate $300.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERU, Colonial. Fernando VI. King of Spain, 1746-1759. AR 8 Reales. Milled columnario type, ‘two dot’ variety. Lima mint; José Rodriguez Carasa and Manuel Iglésias Abarca, assayers. Dated 1758L JM, 8 over 7. (rosette) FERDND · VI · D · G · HISPAN · ET IND · REX, crowned abbreviated royal coat-of-arms; (rosette)/J/M/(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 1758/7. Edge: wreath. Gilboy L-8-9a; ME 10627; Calicó 317. In NGC slab graded AU Details, lightly toned, some surface hairlines.

From the Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.