Ancient Coins and Artefacts, World Coins, Tokens and Medallions, Islamic Coins (30 September 2013)

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Date of Auction: 30th September 2013

Sold for £160,000

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Australia, NEW SOUTH WALES, Five Shillings or Holey Dollar, 1813, a MEXICO, Charles IIII, 8 Réales, 1805th, Mexico City, obv. countermarked five + shillings, double twig of leaves below, rev. countermarked new south wales 1813, dies A/12 and I/6, 21.34g/12h (Mira/Noble 1805/13, this coin; Spalding 147; KM. 2.9). Coin about extremely fine, countermarks better, olive-grey tone, very rare and one of the finest examples remaining in private hands


Provenance: H.D. Gibbs Collection, Hans Schulman Auction (New York), 19 November 1960, lot 446; A. Chesser Collection [bt Spink]