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George III, Emergency Issue Silver Dollar
Oval countermark struck upon Spanish Silver Eight Reales of King Charles IIII of Spain 1794, MF
Mexico City Mint,
Obverse: Small oval countermark of King George III facing right at centre of obverse bust of Spanish King’s bust, laureate and draped right, date below, Latin legend with toothed border surrounding: CAROLVS.IIII. DEI. GRATIA
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms, pillar with ribbon motto either side: PLUS ULTRA, with Latin legend surrounding: .HISPAN. ET IND. REX. M. 8R.F.M.
S.3765A, ESC 129, Bull 1852.
39 mm in diameter, 26.8 grams.
The countermark extremely fine, host coin almost extremely fine with residual lustre, an all round pleasing example of this interesting short-lived series.