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DM08212

George III octagonal countermarked 8 Reales 1790, Lima Peru

George III (1760-1820), octagonal countermark upon Spanish Eight Reales of King Charles IIII (1788-1808), 1790 IJ, struck in Lima, Peru, octagonal bust of George III from the maundy Penny die punch right at centre of obverse, bust of Spanish King laureate and draped right, date below, legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS.IIII. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, pillar with ribbon incuse motto either side PLUS VLTRA, legend surrounding, .HISPAN. ET IND. REX. MAE. 8R.I.J., mint letter ligatured, weight 27.09g (Bull 1872 R3; ESC 140A; C&R 1069A R; S.3766). Attractively toned, just a few light surface marks, otherwise host coin good very fine, countermark extremely fine and very rare.

Provenance:
Ex B.A. Seaby Ltd, Coin and Medal Bulletin, purchased January 1969 with their ticket priced at £82/10/-

The initials I and J at the end of the reverse legend represent the names of the Mint Assayers.

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