The Roehrs Collection of West Indies Cut and Countermarked Coins (Part I) (28 September 2010)

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2010

Sold for £700

Estimate: £300 - £400

——— One Escalin, a Spanish-American cob Réal, 1714, trimmed to a round shape, rev. countermarked with a c on a crowned anchor raised within a shaped indent, 2.20g/34.0 gr (VG 4; Rudman p.8; KM 8.2). About fine, very rare


Provenance: A. Mangones Collection, Harmer Rooke Auction (New York), 8 April 1976, lot 241 (part).

Although this is a one réal host coin, the weight would indicate that it was intended to circulate at the value of one escalin