El Salvador (1836) 2 reales KM-26
This specimen was lot 32901 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Republic Counterstamped 2 Reales ND (c.1836) F15 NGC. "SAP" counterstamp upon El Salvador 2 Reales 1833. There is some controversy as to whether "SAP" is an El Salvador counterstamp. In this example, the host coin is a strong Fine, the counterstamp a bit better." The specimen shown is from a series of debased two reales struck in 1828-34 while El Salvador was part of the Central American Republic. All provisional two reales of this type are very rare. The SCWC notes that contemporary documentation of this countermark is lacking and so the attribution remains tentative.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver or billon.
Catalog reference: KM 26.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.