The Lyall Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins

Date of Auction: 25th September 2018

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £150 - £200

British Honduras, Countermarked series, c. 1810-20, Dollar, a Ferdinand VII, 8 Réales, 1818jj, Mexico City, obv. countermarked incuse crowned gr, 27.00g/416.6gr (Prid. 3 [Sale, lot 155]; Roehrs, lot 4; KM. 4.1). Coin very fine, countermark nearly so, crown weak £150-200


Provenance: H.M. Lingford Collection [from Baldwin October 1945]; bt Baldwin 1997.

There are at least two varieties of this countermark and the contemporary authenticity of this punch has been established by the few dollars that have been overstamped as Brazilian 960 réis, 1820 (type as KM 326.1)