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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, fantasy date "800" (1815), struck over Cartagena (R

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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, fantasy date  800  (1815), struck over Cartagena (R
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Cartagena (Royalist), Colombia, copper 1/2 real, fantasy date "800" (1815), struck over Cartagena (Republican) 1/2 real of 1812-13, rare, NGC AU 58 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. Restrepo-108.1; KM-unl; Cal-unl. Crude design with full and clear PHILIPPVS monogram (small) above 800 date on obverse, bold full cross (also small, slightly off-center) on reverse, traces of undercoin details, dark bronze color, with strong metal-flow lines and very little evidence of actual wear. Technically this should fall under the category of "imitation cob," as the design mimics that of colonial cobs of a century prior, but the flan is copper and uniformly round. NGC #5936682-007.