Big guns go for big bucks at Smythe sales of shipwreck artifacts, currency, stock certificates A twin pair of bronze cannons from the 1784 shipwreck “El Cazador” saw a final bid of $10925 each, bringing the total for the one week, four auction extravaganza at Smythe to $1,259,250
Some minor edge wrinkling on the India. NBN. Choice Uncirculated. Realized - $6325
Lot #: 1594 Spain. 1/2 Escudo, 1754M JB. Ferdinand VI. KM 378. (NGC AU-58) obv. darkened area behind head. rev. die break above "ISP". At this grade, a successful mail bidder will be pleasantly surprised. Realized - $7762
Lot #: 1595 Colombia. 8 Escudo, 1779NR JJ. Carol(us) III. KM 50.1. (NGC MS-64). obv.: Armored bust, facing right. rev.: Crowned arms in collar of the Golden Fleece. Slight lamination on cheek, and rubbed forehead away from Gem. Realized - $14,950
Lot #: 1314 Bulk lot of American Eagle proofs in Original Mint Packaging. Lot includes: 1) 1986 Silver Eagles (10) 2) 1987 Silver Eagles (5) 3) 2004 Silver Eagles (2) 4) 1986 One ounce Gold Eagles (7)  Realized - $6050
Lot #: 1278 1799 Small Stars BD-7 NCS AU Details, Damaged. R-3. A nice shade of yellow gold, and despite its flaws has a decent eye appeal. The damage that the NCS holder cites appears to be limited only to the rims. Realized - $9200
Lot #: 2164 United States Treasury Note (USA) Act of October 12, 1837. Hessler X-99I, Rarity 8. Specimen. Allegorical Wealth. Mercury, left. Justice, right. In 1837 a major depression hit the United States (Panic of 1837). To raise funds the government issued interest-bearing notes in denominations of $50, $100, $500 and $1000 that were redeemable one year after being issued. Blank notes were also issued so other denominations could be written in. The interest rate also varied which was to be written in. Ex Mittendorf Collection. Tipped onto larger sheet. EF. Realized - $6325
Lot #: 2133 Standard Oil (OH) 1875. #6. 100 shares. Black. Capitol Building. Liberty with flag and sword ("The Standard Bearer"). The original Standard Oil founded by John D. Rockefeller and signed as president by him. Also signed by Henry Morrison Flagler as secretary and again on the stub. Issued to and signed on the stub by Charles Pratt . Lightly cancelled in red pen through the vignette and the officers' signatures, hardly distracting. An extremely important piece of American financial history representing the early days of one of America's most significant industries. VF+. Realized - $4600
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