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

Date of Auction: 17th November 2011

Sold for £18,000

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Jamaica, Authority of November 1758, Doubloon (valued at Five Pounds), viceroyalty of peru, Ferdinand VI, 8 Escudos, 1751lm, Lima, both sides centrally countermarked with floriate gr raised within a circular indent, 26.92g/415.4gr (Prid. 1 [not in Sale]; Gordon 1(a), this coin; KM. 11.3; F 1). Coin very fine, countermarks fine, very rare; only about 10 specimens recorded £8,000-10,000


Provenance: An Important Collection of Coins of the World, Glendining Auction, 10-11 June 1970, lot 868, and frontispiece; R.A. Byrne Collection, Jess Peters Auction 78 (Los Angeles), 13-14 June 1975, lot 797.

The provenance ascribed to this coin prior to 1970 in the Byrne catalogue is incorrect