Honduras 1853-T G 4 reales
This specimen was lot 1084 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $160.65. The catalog description noted, "Tegucigalpa, Honduras, extremely low silver 4 reales (provisional), 1853G, NGC VF 25. Dark copper color all over, typically crude but with all details visible, including an incuse and retrograde date on mountains side due to die-clashing. NGC #4715682-006." This is another (tho not the last or worst) in a series of increasingly debased minor coinage that started in 1825.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver-washed copper.
Catalog reference: KM-20c.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.