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Lot of 10 Puerto Rico brass tokens, some unlisted, ideal for research.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Medals & Tokens Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Lot of 10 Puerto Rico brass tokens, some unlisted, ideal for research.
SOLD
2,800.00USD+ (490.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Nov 13 @ 10:08UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Lot of 10 Puerto Rico brass tokens, some unlisted, ideal for research. 28.76 grams total, diameters from 15mm to 23mm. Interesting group, all obviously circulated but none abused by that usage. These were extracted from a collection mostly formed from 1956 to 1988. Each was set aside as being unusual and not commonly encountered (several were marked "only one encountered"). Specialists will enjoy surveying this assemblage based on their possible rarity and the very high values commanded by many of the Dana Roberts Puerto Rican tokens of similar scarcity. Here are brief individual descriptions from the previous owner's notations: (1) PONCE for MORALES vale 1 Real 23mm - unlisted? (2) CASTILLO HERMANOS ITALIA "5"; both sides identical on this 23mm piece. (3) HACIENDA LINO VIVO with N V (Narciso Vivo?) and value 25 (centavos?) incused into worn-out brass host coin or token; other side has some semblance of Spanish arms of the late 19th century. Collector referred to GH -256 as reference. (4) ARECIBO Farmacia Central 5 Centavos of 20mm. (5) R. Valdes of San Juan 1 Real uniface 20mm; in the 1880s, Ramon Valdes ran a ferry from San Juan to Catano. (6) GUANICA hacienda of J GUALDAD 10 Centavos. (7) CASTILLO HERMANOS "1" Centavo with both sides identical. (8) Hacienda PLATO INDIA 1/8 almud with the same design on both sides. (9) 1/2 almud with a counterstamp of a BELL plus U and A; backside of this 18mm piece has an elaborate 6-pointed star. (10) Hacienda RESTAURADA M.A.; this 15mm piece is dated 1880. Its reverse has only a five pointed star.