1797, Cut Half Dollar of a Charles III Silver Dollar, British Caribbean colony of St. Vincent.


171205-584 St Vincent Half Dollar B&B February 2018
171205-592 St Vincent Half Dollar B&B February
1797, Cut Half Dollar of a Charles III Silver Dollar, British Caribbean colony of St. Vincent.
COIN
1797, Cut Half Dollar of a Charles III Silver Dollar, British Caribbean colony of St. Vincent.
QUALITY
Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$8,500
COMMENTS
This is an extremely rare cut half segment of a Charles III Spanish Silver Dollar, counter stamped SV (St. Vincent) three times within a plain rectangular indent with bevelled corners. On 8 December 1797, an Act was introduced to prohibit and control the importation of counterfeit coins into the colony of St. Vincent. The Act also aimed to regulate and legitimise the currency by overstamping cut dollars with the stamp 'SV'. The Act saw the formation of a Committee to oversee the stamping of the half dollars. The Committee was required to affix the stamp SV within 30 days of the passing of the Act. The Committee was also charged with the responsibility of punishing counterfeiters.
STATUS
Sold January 2018
171205-592 St Vincent Half Dollar B&B February
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