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Lot 30678

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30678
Date 1797
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 760036
Denomination 1/2 Dollar
Description George III counterstamped Bank of England Half Dollar ND (1797), S-3767, ESC-611, "VF Details Scratches" NGC. Struck on a 4 Reales of Bolivia (1784-Potosi PR), the entire host coin is evenly worn with grayish blue toning. In fact virtually no wear shows on the sunken oval c/s image of King George. An average example of this emergency issue, the Spanish silver was remade into British sterling money at the Royal Mint on behalf of the Bank of England, the coin's official issuer. Realized $558.13. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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