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Lot 5039





Estimate: 800 GBP   |   Starting price: 640 GBP Price realized: 3'400 GBP
Virgin Islands - Tortola

WORLD COINS, Virgin Islands – Tortola, Issues pre 1801 and 1805+, Quarter-Dollar, a cut quarter-segment of a Spanish-American 8 Réales, countermarked on one side with an incuse t (an earlier undocumented authorisation on Tortola, possibly c. 1785, but prior to 1801) and on the other side tirtila raised within a shaped indent, 5.57g/86.0gr (Prid. 13 [Sale, cf. lot 252, a cut eighth-segment with the incuse t, erroneously attributed to Trinidad]; Pridmore, SNC September 1974, type III). Coin worn smooth, t countermark about fine, tirtila countermark very fine, extremely rare as a double-stamped coin £800-1,000

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Provenance: Bt W. Tankersley 1984

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