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St. Kitts / Tortola (British Virgin Islands), half dollar, double-island countermarks (ca. 1801) on

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St. Kitts / Tortola (British Virgin Islands), half dollar, double-island countermarks (ca. 1801) on
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St. Kitts / Tortola (British Virgin Islands), half dollar, double-island countermarks (ca. 1801) on a half-cut segment of a Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1798FM, with countermarks of three incuse S's and raised TORTOLA within shaped indent (Type I/b) on obverse, very rare, PCGS VG08, c/m XF detail. Prid-26; KM-5/7. 13.33 grams. Detail-laden host--being the right half that shows date, mintmark, denomination and assayer--with bold and full countermarks on obverse, great old toning all over, the individual countermarks rare enough on their own but particularly rare in combination, highly desirable as a double-island issue, technically tied with one other for finest in the PCGS census. PCGS #41537474. Pedigreed to the Spink Numismatic Circular of March 1977.