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    Scarce U.S. Indian Cent Counterstamped
    for Use in Costa Rica

    San Miguel, Costa Rica, Circa 1870s Counterstamp. Copper-nickel. Very scarce Central American merchant's counterstamp on an 1860s Indian cent. Listed in Rulau's Latin American Tokens catalog and attributed to Habilitado/Por/ F. Pinto M. Brene San Miguel. The catalog number is Rulau SJS 98 circa 1870s. There are two round counterstamps of Habilitado ('Validated") on the obverse. This underrated counterstamp should draw attention from collectors of Central American coinage.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2008
    14th Thursday
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