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    Cundinamarca 2 Reales 1821 over 1823-JF, KM-C5, VG8 ANACS. Bold legends with typical soft centers. This is an extremely important specimen for numismatic researchers. We know of about three to six examples of this type with the date "1823". We also now know that the local monetary authorities froze the date "1821" and then struck thousands of heavily debased specimens, essentially pretending that they were of good silver. This coin is important because it is the link that proves that the die upon which the date 1823 had been impressed was then modified as part of the scam! The over numeral 1/3 is very clear and the date digits of 1823 are of the same style as the next lot in this auction. Importantly, the backside with Ba-JF was mated with this back-dated obverse. The issued 1823 (in the next lot) correctly had the backside without the additional Ba. Our conclusion: the addition of the Ba mintmark allowed the Central Bankers to easily separate out the heavily debased frozen-date coins struck 1824-1828. We do not recall any other examples being offered.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection.


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    April, 2011
    15th-18th Friday-Monday
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