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1743 MO 8 Reales Mexico

 
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 Posted 11/30/2022  06:30 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SeniorCowboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is a recent Estate Find and I fell heir to researching it?

Where and how do I start?

Is there a way to find out if it is real and really from the year 1743?

Is there anyway to learn if it could be a coin from the 1747 Shipwreck of the Dutch ship Reygersdahl?

I think at one point in it's lifetime it may have passed through ownership of Colonial Coins in Houston, Texas and so far as I can find they are not in business anymore.

Can anyone familiar with this sort of thing take a quick glance and tell if it is even worth researching?

Thanks for any help or information anyone can share.



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 Posted 11/30/2022  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SaturnD51 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin in mention is a 1743-Mo MM Mexico Silver 8 Reales Pillar Dollar. Whether it came from that particular shipwreck would be hard to explain I guess.

https://www.PCGS.com/auctionprices/...811702568946
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11/30/2022 10:03 am
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 Posted 11/30/2022  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The piece is genuine, shipwreck salvage with decent surfaces but a bit of damage likely from the recovery process.

Colonial Coins of Houston was George Vogt, a well-known name/dealer in Mexican coins. Not sure if he was known to have handled a sizable quantity of coins from a particular wreck of this era. Anybody out there have any of his fixed price of auction lists? That info could perhaps help pinpoint a likely suspect.

Do be sure to keep whatever Colonial Coins card, paperwork, holder, etc. with it - that's good reassurance for, say, an eBay sale.

As far as the coin itself, certain pieces from the Reijgersdaal do have a recognizable look to them from the conservation process(es), but there's nothing obvious here. "Could" be Reijgersdaal, possibly Hollandia, a few other possibilities... but as is, it's just generic genuine salvage.
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 Posted 11/30/2022  8:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SeniorCowboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks for both replies, much appreciated. I feel like I know a lot more about it now than yesterday.

Thank You,
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