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1819 King George III Silver Shilling Coin Countermarked Costa Rica Two Reales

RARE Costa Rica 2 Reales Counter Marked Shilling

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A very rare counter marked George the Third Shilling dated 1819. The circular obverse 6mm countermark stamp, shows a lion walking right and is the import value for 2 Reales of Costa Rica from 1849-57. Like many other countries Costa Rica used countermarks on other countries coins to claim them as their own, due to the lack of silver or means to strike coins themselves.
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Bare head of George III, facing right, dated 1819 with a very rare circular countermark showing a lion walking left. Text around lion: 'BABILITADA FOR EL GOBIERNO'.


Crowned shield of royal arms with in a garter.


AF/VF - A dark grey black toning with a clear countermark, the reverse has the normal flat area caused by the countermark strike, this is common and does not effect the value.


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