The Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins formed by the late Edward Roehrs

Date of Auction: 17th November 2011

Sold for £240

Estimate: £100 - £150

British Honduras, ——— Dollar, Mexico, Charles IIII, 8 Réales, 1795fm, Mexico City, obv. countermarked with crowned gr raised within a square indent, 26.47g/408.5gr (cf. Prid. 1 [Sale, lot 156, this coin]; KM. 1.1). Coin and countermark fine, the latter possibly modern £100-150


Provenance: F. Pridmore Collection, Part I, Glendining Auction, 21-2 September 1981, lot 156, where it was catalogued as a ‘modern forgery’.

It is the opinion of the present cataloguer that the post-countermarking wear on the reverse side of the countermark appears contemporary and not modern