Philippines 1805-M F quarto

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43182
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This specimen was lot 43812 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description[1] noted, "PHILIPPINES. Quarto, 1805-M F. Charles IV (1788-1808). PCGS EF-40 Gold Shield. Lion with long thin neck, to[n]gue does not touch mouth and end of tail points towards beads. Well struck and far superior to most example encountered. An excellent example with virtually complete legends, bold full four digit date, bold lion and complete shield. Sure to excite even the most advanced of collectors. From the Ray Czahor Collection." The Manila mint, little better than a smithy prior to the 1860's, struck a series of copper issues in the 1820's and 1830's. They are not particularly rare but very difficult to find in collectible condition being crudely made and harshly used. This type is listed for 1805-07 and was accompanied by an octavo.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-6; Basso-15a; Cal-Type 177#1474.


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