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Session D, Lot 21335





Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 6'000 USD Online bidding closed
Pillars
Highly Important UTRUQUE Error Legend Variety
MEXICO. 8 Reales, 1746-MF. Philip V (1700-46). NGC VF-35.
KM-unlisted; Gilboy-unlisted. EXCESSIVELY RARE error variety with "UTRUQUE" instead of "UTRAQUE" on the date side. Well struck with contained wear over the higher devices defining the designation and mild adjustment marks on the shield. A premium example for the assigned grade with problem-free surfaces. The discovery piece of this little known and excessively rare variety, which remains unlisted in the Krause and Gilboy reference work. Spelling errors are not unknown for the Spanish Colonial pillar series of 8 Reales with the Potosi 8 Reales 1768 PTS-JR with spelling error "URTAQUE" instead of "UTRAQUE" (6-7 known examples) and the Lima 8 Reales 1771 LM-JM with the error "HIAPSN" instead of "HISPAN" (around 12-15 examples known) the most noteworthy. Both are duly considered as key issues to complete their respective series. The present coin's rarity propels it into an entirely different level of desirability: only 3 examples are known, one of which is likely impounded for a long time in a private U.S. collection. The present offering thus represents a very rare opportunity to acquire the rarest issue amongst the Mexican pillar 8 Reales (and the key to complete a set of this ever-popular series).
NGC VF-35.
Ex: Darwin Palmer Collection.

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