The Spanish Silver Dollar. Cut and counter stamped. (5 coins)


SILVER FOUR BITS rev BANNER January 2018
SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS obv 170519-273 January 2018
The Spanish Silver Dollar. Cut and counter stamped. (5 coins)
COIN
The Spanish Silver Dollar. Cut and counter stamped. (5 coins)
QUALITY
As described below.
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor
PRICE
Available individually
COMMENTS
Offered in December of last year, Barrie Winsor’s Collection of cut and counter stamped Spanish Silver Dollars was a complete sell-out. Several collectors missed out altogether. And those that were fortunate enough to buy pieces from the collection were asking for more. It prompted us to go back to Barrie to establish whether he had a few more pieces tucked away. Barrie is at heart, a genuine collector, with a strong passion for colonial currency and we suspected that he might have a few more pieces to show us. And we were not disappointed. Four fascinating pieces from the British colonies of Grenada, Tobago, St Vincent and Guadelope. And the fifth piece, a very rare Lima Mint Silver Dollar with an unrecorded counter stamp. Together they re-affirm the might of the Spanish Silver Dollar as an international currency in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
STATUS
Sold January 2018
SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS obv 170519-273 January 2018
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SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS rev BANNER 170519-261 Sq January 2018
SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS obv 170519-273 Sq January 2018

1814, Cut Third Segment of a Charles IIII Silver Dollar, British Caribbean colony of Grenada.

Good Very Fine

Price $10,500 - SOLD

An extremely rare, cut Third segment of a Spanish Silver Dollar counter stamped on the obverse and from the esteemed Pridmore Collection.

A Government Proclamation on 2 November 1814 ordered that 7,920 Spanish Dollars, be expressly imported to be cut up and put into circulation.

The cut segments were counter stamped on the obverse with ‘TR’, ‘G’ and ‘4’: the TR relates to the moneyer, the G for Grenada. And the 4 for the value of 4 Bitts.

Testimony to its rarity and collector appeal, this coin sold for $7,700 on an estimate of $2,500 in 2007. 

SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS COUNTERSTAMP A 170519-261-2 SQ January 2018
SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS COUNTERSTAMP B 170519-261-3 SQ January 2018
SN 7025 SILVER FOUR BITS COUNTERSTAMP C 170519-261-4 SQ January 2018

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

Very Fine

Price $8,500 - SOLD

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.

171205-584 St Vincent Half Dollar Sq January 2018
171205-592 St Vincent Half Dollar

SN 7110 1786 CSTAMPED 8 REALES rev 170519-71 Sq January 2018
SN 7110 1786 CSTAMPED 8 REALES obv 170519-84 Sq January 2018

1786 Lima Mint Charles III Spanish Silver Dollar.

Good Very Fine

Price $550 - SOLD

This Spanish Silver Dollar was struck at the Lima Mint, Peru, in 1786 and features the portrait of the Spanish King, Charles III.

Highly lustrous, the coin has original mint bloom on the reverse.

Historians have a fascinating insight into the extensive practice  of counter stamping Spanish Silver Dollars in the 18th century with this piece.

The counter stamp ‘DC‘ on the obverse in a plain rectangular indent is unpublished.  

There is some suggestion that it may have been used in the Danish Colonies of India.

(Denmark held colonial possessions in India for more than two centuries.)

 


Cut centre segment of a Spanish Silver Dollar, British colony of Tobago 1798 (shown below and on left).

Good Very Fine

$4,800 - SOLD

Very rare. A centre segment of a Spanish Silver Dollar stamped on the obverse with a script ‘T’, a pellet at centre and radiating design. 

This cut silver dollar was issued in reponse to the passing of a Currency Act in Tobago on the 17 August, 1798.

 

 

Cut square centre segment of a Spanish Silver Dollar, colony of Guadelope, British occupation 1811 (shown below and at right).

Good Very Fine

$1,800 - SOLD

This square centre segment features crenellated edges and is counter stamped with a ‘G’ for Guadelope.

The island of Guadelope is situated in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean and came under British control on 4 February, 1810. 

SN 7026 & 7030B January 2018

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