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Lot 30321

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30321
Date 1838
Country Argentina
Service Catalog # 739306
Denomination 8 Reales
Mint Mark R
Description La Rioja. Provincial 8 Reales 1838-R, KM8, MS61 NGC. Coin Rotation. A well struck example of this notoriously crude type with a rich sheath of multi-layered patina on both sides that, when closely inspected, reveals a mixture of earthy tones as well as blushes of blues, golds and purples. A couple of errant marks in the reverse centers define the grade, but all blend in perfectly and none diminish the eye-appeal in the least. A type that was likely struck using ore mined from the mountain its obverse depicts - Fatima Mountain. Realized $2,232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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