Starting price: 900 USD
Price realized: 2000 USD
BOLIVIA. "Royal" Presentation Cob 8 Reales, 1735-P E. Potosi Mint. Philip V. NGC EF Details--Holed.
KM-R31a; Cal-Type 149 #832. Weight: 26.89 gms. A handsome example of this ever-popular type with a bold well-centered strike on a compact flan. Minimal doubling is noticed on the right side of the obverse, though far less than normally encountered on these types. A couple of small planchet cracks formed during the manufacturing process adding a bit of character to this charming piece. As indicated on the NGC insert, this piece has been holed, a commonly encountered occurrence on these sought after issues, but is hardly a distraction. Despite its shortcomings this nicely preserved survivor is pleasing to the eye and sure to be a welcome addition to the next collection it enters.
Estimate: $1500 - $2500