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Cartagena, Colombia, copper "imitation cob" 2 reales, fantasy date "800" (ca. 1815), struck over Car

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Cartagena, Colombia, copper  imitation cob  2 reales, fantasy date  800  (ca. 1815), struck over Car
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Cartagena, Colombia, copper "imitation cob" 2 reales, fantasy date "800" (ca. 1815), struck over Cartagena provisional copper 2 reales (1813-14), very rare, with unidentified "S" countermark. Restrepo-118.1; KM-unl. 3.71 grams This strange, ephemeral Royalist issue bears a design reminiscent of the Caracas "imitation cobs" (made to resemble Lima pillar-and-waves 2 reales, to promote circulation) struck over a provisional independent Cartagena 2 reales of 1813-14 (Restrepo-136), the present specimen with traces of the undercoin visible through full details on both sides (pillars and cross, the latter with lions and castles transposed as usual), dark brown XF with spots of black toning, the crude incuse "S" countermark on the L of SVL currently unattributed but probably a private hacienda mark.