Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Collector's Choice November 2022 AuctionAuction date: 14 November 2022
Lot number: 71602

Price realized: 460 USD   (Approx. 445 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

GUATEMALA. Central American Republic. 4 Reales, ND (1839). PCGS Genuine--Holed, VF Details; Countermark: VF Details.
KM-89.2. Weight: 12.66 gms. Type II countermark on a Mexico City Cob 4 Reales piece. An interesting piece with much visual appeal. Struck on a round planchet, the Mexican host coin can be attributed to the reign of Philip II due to the remaining legends and the layout of the central Habsburg shield. The well-centered cob displays retains abundant detail including the reverse cross with its castles and lions. Because of its style and strike, the Guatemalan countermark is likely a contemporary counterfeit. The noted hole is on the rim around 11 o'clock and does not affect any of the designs. A pleasing piece with bright surfaces and dark toning in the protected areas. To view all items from the Pat Johnson Collection, click here.

From the Pat Johnson Collection.

Estimate: $200 - $350