Honduras 1853-T G 4 reales

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 1084

This specimen was lot 1084 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $160.65. The catalog description[1] 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.

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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