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Venezuela, copper 1/8 real (ochava), 1812, extremely rare die-variety (first time offered at auction

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World (P-Z) Start Price:4,800.00 USD Estimated At:6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD
Venezuela, copper 1/8 real (ochava), 1812, extremely rare die-variety (first time offered at auction
SOLD
4,800.00USD+ (936.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 May 02 @ 19:10UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Venezuela, copper 1/8 real (ochava), 1812, extremely rare die-variety (first time offered at auction). KM-C21. 2.4 grams. This coin hails from a hoard of 23 pieces found in Colombia, of which 20 were from a previously known set of dies (one of which recently sold in Heritage for $7800) and the remaining 3 (including this coin) from a different and previously unknown set of dies, with rimless borders of dots, "19" (for 19 April, 1810, the date of Independence) within a 7-point star on the obverse, and the reverse with 1/8 above DE REAL above 1812 within a wreath of tulips. Technically AXF but with areas of weak strike and minor surface porosity.