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

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Date of Auction: 17th November 2011

Sold for £4,900

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Authority of June 1811, Dollar (valued at Eleven Escalins), MEXICO, Charles IIII, 8 Réales, 1796fm, Mexico City, centrally pierced from the obv. and countermarked with a palm tree raised within a rectangular indent, 21.52g/332.1gr (Braun, table 3, A-3; Prid. Barbados 8 [Sale, lot 165]). Perhaps once buried or sea-salvage, about fine, extremely rare £1,500-2,000

Footnote

Provenance: H.D. Gibbs Collection, Hans Schulman Auction (New York), 18-19 March 1966, lot 1943; F. Pridmore Collection; R.A. Byrne Collection, Jess Peters Auction 78 (Los Angeles), 13-14 June 1975, lot 28 [from Spink]