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Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree double countermark (Type III, 1845) on a Cuba (Trinid

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Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree double countermark (Type III, 1845) on a Cuba (Trinid
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Costa Rica, 2 reales, female head / ceiba tree double countermark (Type III, 1845) on a Cuba (Trinidad / Santiago / Principe) 2 reales lattice countermark (1841) on a Seville, Spain, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1776CF, NGC G 6, c/s VF weak. KM-36. 5.12 grams. Scarce and important triple-country coin with clear details on host, including assayer and mintmark and date (popular with US collectors), nearly full lattice countermark and clear upper half of final countermark showing bold COSTA RICA, all deeply toned (just a few small non-toned spots). Costa Rican experts assert that the female head on this countermark was modeled after a portrait of Queen Victoria, supposedly related to the fact that Great Britain was beginning a coffee commerce with Costa Rica around this time, thereby connecting this fascinating issue with yet a fourth country! NGC #5933743-001.