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Brazil, half-cut "balastraca" (1860s) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales (2 reales) of Ferdinan

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Silver Coins - Austria-Germany Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Brazil, half-cut  balastraca  (1860s) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales (2 reales) of Ferdinan
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This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 22 @ 17:17UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Brazil, half-cut "balastraca" (1860s) cut from a Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales (2 reales) of Ferdinand VII (1823-4 type), with countermark "200" (200 reis) on obverse, rare. 2.4 grams. Dating to the War of the Triple Alliance (which pitted Brazil/Uruguay/Argentina against Paraguay), this fascinating coin shows a sharp, crenellated cut across the center, next to which is the denomination 200, the host coin richly toned with spot of encrustation on reverse but otherwise XF overall.