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Costa Rica (State), 2 reales, radiate-star-in-circle countermark (Type I, 1841-2), holed with plug r

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Costa Rica (State), 2 reales, radiate-star-in-circle countermark (Type I, 1841-2), holed with plug r
SOLD
3,750.00USD+ (656.25) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 02 @ 20:07UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Costa Rica (State), 2 reales, radiate-star-in-circle countermark (Type I, 1841-2), holed with plug removed per the issue, on a Pasto, Colombia, bust 2 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1822O, unique combination, encapsulated NGC Good details / holed. KM-unl. There is a lot going on here: The radiate-star Carrillo countermark is placed next to a hole about the same size, where a plug was removed officially, but there are also two much smaller holes near the edge, one of which was most likely originally a customary test punch (the other simply for wearing on a string in its time); but also this countermarked specimen appears to be unique with this host (mentioned without photos in early references, probably all referring to this single coin), hence this should be an exciting coin for Costa Rican collectors. Lightly toned, the legends bold but the host date weak (distinctive design).