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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type 1, 1781) on a trimmed/rounded Poto

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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type 1, 1781) on a trimmed/rounded Poto
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Le Cap, Haiti (under France), 1 escalin, anchor countermark (Type 1, 1781) on a trimmed/rounded Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1698F, rare, NGC VF 20, c/s VF standard, "top pop." KM-8.1. 2.13 grams. Bold and nearly full countermark on top-right quadrant of host's off-center cross with clear assayer F to right, well-centered pillars with bold 8 of date and partial second assayer, much toning all over, tied with one other (host date unknown) for finest in NGC census. Technically the KM listing (stated on label) is for hosts dated 1701-52, so to be more accurate we should consider this piece to be unlisted, like a Lima 1696 example we sold in Auction 22. Theoretically the official weight for the 1 escalin was 2.355 grams, but most of the surviving examples weigh less due to further clipping (which explains why these coins were mostly recalled), and the general rule is that any specimens heavier than the 1/2-escalin weight of 1.178 grams are cut-down 1 escalins. NGC #5902083-012.