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Costa Rica, 1/2 real, "lion" countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bus

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World (A-G) Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Costa Rica, 1/2 real,  lion  countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bus
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5,500.00USDto 01auksp+ (1,045.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 21:44UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Costa Rica, 1/2 real, "lion" countermark (Type VI, 1849-57) on a USA (Philadelphia mint), Capped Bust half dime, 1835, NGC Fine 12, c/s AU standard, unique. KM-unl. 1.20 grams. Choice bold countermark (very deep), toned all over, but the remarkable thing here is the host, as this is the only known example, United States coinage countermarked in Costa Rica being prohibitively rare, with few examples appearing on the market, none of which have been this combination of host and countermark. NGC #4703624-011.