This is a (1730-3)-Mo F Mexico 8 Reales Silver Cob from the 1735 Dutch East Indiaman Vliegenthart Shipwreck, sunk off Zeeland, Netherlands, NGC VF Details "Sea Salvaged" Philip V (26.61g) [Very Fine Details]. The first two images are provided by the NGC Photography Team and can be downloaded.
The "F" refers to Felipe Rivas Angulo who was the official typical assayer for Mexican silver cobs salvaged from the 1733 Fleet as well as from the Dutch wrecks Vliegenthart (1735) and Rooswijk (1739). The cob itself is dateless; however, the assayer's mark gives the date range which is clear as well as the Mexico mintmark. The shield is a little off center, but it has visible details within the quadrants. The surrounding areas are smooth looking. The cross is mostly centered but also well worn leaving just bits of a two quadrants while the other two are clearer with a visible castle and lion portion.The rest of the cob is smooth looking as well. There is some slight discoloration with darker charcoal appearances and hints of a rusty brown. The cut of the cob is pretty even all around.
This coin comes in the NGC plastic slab with the special blue "Shipwreck Certification" label. Please use your own best judgement to determine the grade/quality of the coin and see each picture before purchasing! NOTE: The coin pictured is the one you will receive.Please keep in mind that the coin was photographed at DIFFERENT ANGLES under the same FLUORESCENT light in order to showcase the coin's quality and uniqueness. The coin may appear DARKER/LIGHTER depending on the ANGLES and LIGHTING it is VIEWED UNDER. We strive to provide the most accurate and best representation of our product.
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