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Great Britain, dollar, George III oval countermark (1797) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, C

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Great Britain, dollar, George III oval countermark (1797) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, C
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Great Britain, dollar, George III oval countermark (1797) on a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1788FM. Sp-3765A, KM-632. 21.5 grams. This is the first time we have seen this scarce and popular issue (known affectionately as "the head of a fool on the neck of an ass") from a shipwreck, and we just wish we knew what wreck it was! The countermark is very bold and clear (XF) and the host coin is fairly well detailed but moderately corroded. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection. Recovered from: Unidentified ca.-1800 wreck off Europe