Peru 8 Escudos 1712 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 61 Gold Doubloon
THIS MINT STATE BEAUTIFUL GOLD “PIECES OF EIGHT” HAS HAD A 300 YEAR JOURNEY! STRUCK ON A VERY LARGE PLANCHET, MAKING ROOM FOR ALMOST COMPLETE LEGENDS ON BOTH OBVERSE & REVERSE. THE STRIKE IS IS INCREDIBLE AND CERTAINLY REFLECTS IT’S MINT STATE GRADE, A VERY DEEP AND BOLD STRIKE INDEED AND ABSENT OF ALMOST ANY DOUBLING! THE CROSS SIDE HAS THE SAME DEEP STRIKE, EVEN THE CASTLES DISPLAY EACH WINDO AND THE COMPLETE KING’’S NAME IS INTACT (RARELY EVER SEEN). THE LUSTER ON THIS GOLD DOUBLOON IS WHAT SPEAKS TO ME THE MOST, JUST A STUNNING PIECE!
The 1712 was the 2nd year behind the inaugural 1710’s to strike a “Double date” in the legends. In 1710 (first year of Double dating), assayer Hurtado was in his final year. Assayer Melgarejo “M” was appointed in 1711, still a mystery to date, he ceased the “Double Date” practice; but resumed it again in 1712. Fortunately for modern salvaging, for over 50 years on the 1715 wreck sites, most dates are obtainable; prior to this, the 1708 – 1714 dates were rare to extremely rare.
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