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Brazil, 1/4-cut "balastraca" 100 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles I

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World (A-G) Start Price:120.00 USD Estimated At:150.00 - 225.00 USD
Brazil, 1/4-cut  balastraca  100 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles I
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650.00USDto E******5+ (123.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 20:38UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Brazil, 1/4-cut "balastraca" 100 reis (1864-70) cut from a mainland Spain bust 2 reales of Charles IV, with countermark "100" on obverse, rare. Russo-665. 1.27 grams. Like the previous lot, this was an emergency coinage created during Brazil's war with Argentina and Uruguay (the "Triple Alliance") against Paraguay, with bold and deep countermark (XF) on Fine host with top of king's head visible, twelve sharp (but uneven) teeth in the cut, nicely toned.