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Dominican Republic (French control, 1795-1808), copper HISPANNIOLA/ TVRCVPELLERIVS token struck by B

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Dominican Republic (French control, 1795-1808), copper HISPANNIOLA/ TVRCVPELLERIVS token struck by B
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This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 17:06UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Dominican Republic (French control, 1795-1808), copper HISPANNIOLA/ TVRCVPELLERIVS token struck by British(?) in imitation of an evasion half penny during forays against the French. 7.6 grams. A well-known token listed in various references (Fonrobert-7621, Byrne-1156) with caricature bust on obverse and seated Britannia on reverse (hence the attribution) but with reference to Hispaniola on the reverse to tie it with that island, which was under French control at the time. Another theory holds that it was struck for Tortuga Island in the 1600s. Dark brown, VF for type.