The Lyall Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins

Date of Auction: 25th September 2018

Sold for £950

Estimate: £200 - £300

British Honduras, Countermarked series, c. 1810-20, Dollar, a Ferdinand VII, 8 Réales, 1809th, Mexico City, military bust, obv. countermarked crowned gr raised within a square indent, 26.71g/412.2gr (cf. Prid. 1 [Sale, lot 156, this same countermark]; cf. KM. 1.2; cf. Byrne 1371-2). Coin about fine, countermark very fine £200-300

Footnote

Provenance: Bt J.G. Scott.

Lot 156 in the Pridmore sale catalogue describes this countermark as a modern imitation; this specimen has every appearance of being contemporary with the period