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Lot 145

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 800 EUR Price realized: 2'800 EUR
Azores, Countermarked 1200 Reis ND (1887) on 5 Francs 1887 from Leopold II (Silver, 25.05 gr, 37 mm) Head left LEOPOLD II R D BELGES SOUV DE L'ETAT INDEP DU CONGO Rev. Crowned arms with supporters within wreath. The edge is inscribed * TRAVAIL * * ET * * PROGRES *. KM (unlisted). Uncirculated.

An unlisted type, featuring the crowned "GP" counterstamp on a Belgian Congo, 5 Francs 1887 from Leopold II. Per the March 31, 1887 decree regarding countermark coinage circulating throughout the Azores, all foreign coins were to be stamped with the crowned "GP" (Governo Protugues) countermark within a circle. Typically these stamps are found on host coins from Portugal or Brazil, and while there are a few other noted examples from additional host countries. Rare and attractive example.

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