The Lyall Collection of Cut and Countermarked Coins

Date of Auction: 25th September 2018

Sold for £80

Estimate: £100 - £150

Jamaica, British Administration: Authority of November 1758, Half-Réal, a base metal contemporary counterfeit Ferdinand VI Half-Réal, 1756jm, Lima, the cast made from a coin with the official gr countermarks on both sides, 1.80g/27.8gr (cf. Prid. 8 [Sale, cf. lots 170-1]; cf. KM. 1.3). Obverse fair, reverse fine, extremely rare £100-150


Provenance: Bt Format 1983.

It is extremely rare to find a contemporary counterfeit of this series