Honduras 1857-T G 4 reales

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1085

This specimen was lot 1085 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $476. The catalog description[1] noted, "Tegucigalpa, Honduras, copper-lead 4 reales, 1857/2F/G, rare, NGC VF 30 BN, finest and only example in NGC census. KM-20e. At the end of the Honduran provisional series comes this derelict issue that has no silver at all and is not even pure copper, which makes for a dark and dull appearance, yet on this example all the details are clear and the crudeness is at a minimum for the date, which is scarce (this overdate and over-assayer variety being just plain rare, listed without values in KM). NGC #4724563-010." This is the last in a series of increasingly debased minor coinage that started in 1825. The overdate 1857/2 is listed as rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper-lead.

Catalog reference: KM 20e.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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