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Guatemala, "moclon" 2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Cobs - Other Silver Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Guatemala,  moclon  2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV
SOLD
600.00USDto MoDeGuate+ (114.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 19:33UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Guatemala, "moclon" 2 reales, crown countermark (1662) on a Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip IV, (1651-52)E, struck from 1R dies (unique). CT-Type 175. 5.96 grams This fascinating coin started life as a 1R on a very oversized and overweight flan but then was confirmed as a 2R by virtue of the countermark (fully visible in the center of the full cross-and-tressure), the denomination error most blatant on the obverse, where nearly full legends enclose a full shield with clear P-E to left and I-E to right, toned AVF with stripped hole at one end of cross and neater hole to right of shield.