It soon became apparent, large quantities of coins bearing forged C/M's were in circulation. The C/M's shape and size were altered around 1804 and the obverse featured an octagonal stamp with a larger head of the King, similar to those on the silver Maundy Penny.Countermark VF, host coin EF with old attractive grey tone, over touches of original mint lustre with flashes of underlying gold tone, and choice eye appeal, a superb example of this rare piece probably rarer than the. For quite a number of years during the early part of King George III's reign, there were no silver half crowns and crowns struck, because of a shortage of the metal. A large number of captured Spanish American silver Half Dollars and Dollars (4 & 8 Reales) were available and were being unofficially used as currency. It was decided by the mint in 1797 to Countermark (C/M) the obverse of each with an oval stamp featuring the head of George III, with a nominal value of 4 shillings and ninepence.
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The item "Spain Great Britain (1788) $1 Counterstamp on Charles IIII 1788 8 Reales RARE" is in sale since Thursday, December 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Europe\Spain". The seller is "pjswagman" and is located in Mackay, QLD.
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