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Seville, Spain, 6 maravedis, countermark VI over dot-S-dot (1636) struck on a silver-plated copper 2

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:30.00 USD Estimated At:35.00 - 50.00 USD
Seville, Spain, 6 maravedis, countermark VI over dot-S-dot (1636) struck on a silver-plated copper 2
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This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 13 @ 12:57UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Seville, Spain, 6 maravedis, countermark VI over dot-S-dot (1636) struck on a silver-plated copper 2 cuartos of Cuenca, Spain, Philip II, also with reverse impression of the countermark (brockage) on the other side. 4.2 grams. This coin stumped several experts until we realized that it was originally a copper coin that was silver plated! The countermark is unusually full and bold (VF+), with just enough of the host coin remaining to pinpoint the mint and period (mostly flat, call it Fair), also with the countermark curiously inverse (brockage) on the other side, a fascinating specimen of what would normally be somewhat common.