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Brazil, 1/4-cut "balastraca" (1864-70) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, with countermark "10

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Europe (A-G) Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Brazil, 1/4-cut  balastraca  (1864-70) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, with countermark  10
SOLD
1,000.00USDto wester505+ (175.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 May 19 @ 17:03UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Brazil, 1/4-cut "balastraca" (1864-70) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 2 reales, with countermark "100" (100 reis) on obverse, rare. 1.26 grams. Bold and deep countermark and sharply serrated edge (11 teeth), the host coin a bit worn (Fine) but with clear mintmark and nicely toned, an emergency coinage created during Brazil's war with Argentina and Uruguay (the "Triple Alliance") against Paraguay.