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Jamaica: Peru cob gold 8 Escudos 174- with center plug countermarked with an alligator above initials GC (George Clinton?), ...

2011 January New York Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction #3012

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 3, 2011
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Exceedingly Rare, Ex: Brand Collection, Regulated Jamaica 8 Escudos
Peru cob gold 8 Escudos 174- with center plug countermarked with an alligator above initials GC (George Clinton?), relating to the Act of December 31, 1772, redeeming all lightweight gold coins, KM12.2 (KM plate coin), Gordon 3a (plate coin), Prid 3, 26.90 gm, 415.1 gr, XF45 NGC. The countermark is Superb. The reverse of the plug has faint graffiti. Exceedingly rare, with only two examples known. Ex: Spink, February 1921; Ex: Sotheby's Virgil Brand Collection Auction, Part IX, June 1985, lot 366 (selling price £17,000).

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