Countermarked Tokens from the Collection of Neil Beaton

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2014

Sold for £750

Estimate: £500 - £700

CLACKMANNANSHIRE, Alloa, Alloa Colliery, a contemporary base metal counterfeit of a MEXICO, Charles IIII, 8 Réales, 1794fm, Mexico City, obv. countermarked payable at alloa colliery + around 5/ incuse, 23.57g/12h (Manville 5, and p.14, item n, this coin; KM. CC1). Coin mediocre and with two striking cracks, countermark about very fine £500-700


Provenance: W. Allen Collection, Spink Auction 34, 14-15 March 1984, lot 32 [from C.J. Dixon June 1974]