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Lot 30363

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30363
Date 1718
Country Bolivia
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination Real
Description Felipe V Heart (Corazon) Shaped Real 1718 P-Y, Calico-1621, VF30 NGC. Some double-striking is noted, with the normal piercing seen on virtually every genuine heart-shaped cob. The date is clear and the shape perfect for the type with perfectly aligned medallic axes, a nicely formed stem at the tom, and a gently curved tail. The exact reason for the production of these pieces is unknown, but it is thought to have some religious significance, and the pieces were worn, in various ways, by women members of the Church. Realized $7,637.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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