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1783 George III Silver Countermarked Dollar Mexico


Manufacturer: Royal Mint

Weight (grams): 26.8

Pure silver content (grams): 24.8085

Fineness: Approx 925

Dimensions: 39.3

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A fascinating and rare, emergency issue, counter-marked silver Dollar of King George III, dated 1783. This Spanish silver dollar of "8 Reales" struck at the Mexico City mint features the oval counter-mark stamp of George III on the obverse. The reverse shows the typical Spanish Dollar, pillar type design, with the counter-mark punch showing a blank area which is normal for these coins.

The Bank of England authorised counter-marking of other country's silver coins to pass as normal English currency. This was due to the heavy cost during the Napoleonic wars and the shortage of silver at the time. This coin is in very fine condition and with even-light tone has good "eye appeal" in the hand. This silver Dollar token would add interest and story to any numismatic collection.

Obverse
Emergency issue. Oval countermark of George III on Spanish "8 reales" CAROLUS.111.DEI.GRATIA.1783.

Reverse
Emergency issue. Spanish "8 reales pillar" dollar. Mexico city mint. .HISPA.ET.IND.REX.Mo.8R.F.F.

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