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Study collection of 28 Costa Rican tokens, 1800s-1900s, many rare.

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Study collection of 28 Costa Rican tokens, 1800s-1900s, many rare.
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Study collection of 28 Costa Rican tokens, 1800s-1900s, many rare. Assembled as part of a vast Central and South American token collection primarily during the 1970s and 1980s, this group of 28 pieces represents the favorites of that collector from a group of several hundred different styles and subject matters. Perhaps the anchor trio are examples almost identical to the Dana Roberts’ trio sold in Heritage in May 2012 under lots 26771 and 2773 for a combined hammer price of $2550. Those include a beautiful gem specimen muling of a Hacienda del Patalillo America Central featuring the national arms of Costa Rica with the reverse being an Antigua Guatemala Bleuler 1/4 real. Refer to Rulau page 232 and Eklund 807 plus Eklund 1036 for early listings of this special issue. The other two special pieces are from Hacienda del Desengano of Maria y Aurelia Monteleagre; both are pre-1878 with one shown in Fonrobert 7365 and Eklund 1032. A popular type is the Habilitado por F Pinto M stamps over a USA Indian cent circa 1862; this emanates from F. Brene of San Miguel. A copper uniface piece of Finca La Adelia in Curridabat of Jaime Carranza may well be a specimen striking. Most unusual with reeded edges are a Cartago pair from Celso Robles Hacienda La Esperanza (Rulau page 196) and a second from Jose Maria Oreamuno Hacienda La Peninsula (Eklund 1038). All the pieces are nicely identified on individual envelopes with some details, and often with one or more catalogue listings. Quality is generally very nice for the series with a couple of specimen strikings as noted. Several are believed to be very rare, particularly in this quality.