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                                 FROM THE 1715 PLATE FLEET


A choice mint state and complete set of 1710 Lima escudos from the Fleet,

including a double date 8 escudos, the very rare and finest known 4 and 2 escudos, and an exceptional one escudo. Unique! No other 1710 set exists.

Now in the collection of a prominent Indiana collector.




1710 was the last year of Capt. Hurtado's distinguished tenure at Lima and the first year a second date was added to the coinage, a design change not yet explained. Collectors prize 1710 H onzas that show the new 710 second date in the legend.



If I may say and eyes do not deceive, NGC has significantly undergraded this beautiful onza on its first visit to the grading service. No doubt resubmission would add some points. I peg the coin as at least an MS 63.





Above is the very rare four escudos. Only three examples are known and this is the finest. Notice the overdate, 1710/09.






Above is the equally rare 1710 two escudos. This is by far the finest known example, showing no signs of its 250 year sojourn in the ocean off Ft Pierce, Florida.





Finally, the Lima 1710 one escudo. crudely struck as always but probably the only gold denomination that saw use in daily commerce. This one was lost with 1715 Fleet before it saw circulation.
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