Philippines (1834-37) c/s 8 reales KM-100

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 4211
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 4211 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $481.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "PHILIPPINES. 8 Reales, ND (Decree of December 20, 1834, suppressed March 31, 1837 (By Decree of February 1, 1836)). Type VI countermark crowned Y.II. within circle. On an 1831-PTSJF Bolivia 8 Soles. Scarce host assayer's letters. Countermark well struck and slightly off center. Light to moderate even wear with light attractive toning. Countermark EF Details, host coin PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. From the Ray Czahor Collection." This counterstamp was applied 1834-37 to Latin American pesos arriving in Manila from the newly independent republics, none of which were recognized by Spain. The SCWC lists over forty different types receiving this counterstamp. Counterstamped minor coinage is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-100; Basso-43; cf.PNM#6-188; PNM#16-181; Cacho-Type IX CS-096; Lopez-Chavez Yriarte-Type IV group A; Gil-Crown variety 5-4-1-II (1835).

Source:

  • Basso, Aldo P., Coins, Medals and Tokens of the Philippines, Menlo Park, CA: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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