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Contemporary counterfeit (made to look like a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII but

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Gold Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Contemporary counterfeit (made to look like a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII but
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This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 21 @ 22:40UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Contemporary counterfeit (made to look like a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII but bust of Charles IV, 1819JJ) struck over Santiago, Chile, 8 escudos, 1850. 26.5 grams. Fascinating coin struck from what at first appear to be official dies but the details don't match (wrong bust for the date and mint), and closer inspection reveals elements of later coin (particularly the small shield inside the Spanish coat-of-arms), almost certainly related to debasement problems at the early Chilean Republican mint, VF with weak centers.