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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type I, 1781) on a cut-down Lima, Peru,

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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type I, 1781) on a cut-down Lima, Peru,
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This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 21:28UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type I, 1781) on a cut-down Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1696H, rare. KM-unl (cf 8.2). 1.67 grams. Full and deep countermark (VF), a traditionally rare and desirable West Indies issue, this specimen with rare Lima host (versus the usual Potosi) showing full cross and pillars with date and assayer (second date below cross), toned AVF. KM lists post-1700s hosts only. Theoretically the official weight for the 1 escalin was 2.355 grams, but most of the surviving examples weigh less due to further clipping (which explains why these coins were mostly recalled), and the general rule is that any specimens heavier than the 1/2-escalin weight of 1.178 grams are cut-down 1 escalins.