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    French Colony Saint Domingue Escalin ND (1802) AU58 NGC, Santo Domingo mint, KM22, Mazard-129. Borderline Mint State with only slight friction evidence on the higher points, a strong and pleasant strike and lustrous surfaces virtually free of contact marks. Authorized by the Ordinance of 15 Nivose An X (January 5, 1802) issued by then Governor Toussaint Louverture, the present issue was struck in Santo Domingo and commissioned (per Zay, based on a contemporary report by General Kerverseau) to a French citizen named Tixier. Some researchers including Estrella and Lissade have proposed a probable European (English) origin for the dies, due to their relative high engraving quality. Mintage figures for this issue remain unknown, yet all researchers agree on its rarity. The present specimen ranks among the very finest known and as such, its desirability can hardly be overstated.

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