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Lot 1072

Jamaica. Dollar (6 Shillings 8 Pence), ND (c. 1758). Prid-4 type; KM-8.2; WR-7. George II, 1727-1760. Countermarked monogram on a Mexico Pillar 8 Reales (26.92 g), 1756 Mo-MM (Mexico City), of Ferdinand VI,1746-59 (KM-104.1); each side marked with circular incuse bearing a floriated GR. Boldly struck and attractively toned. Rare. NGC graded AU-58.

Jamaica was originally a Spanish colony, but was captured by the British in 1655 and never relinquished. Although a large and prosperous island, earning large fortunes from sugar cane and coffee, a mint was never established. In 1758, the Jamaican Assembly authorized counterstamps on a small amount of Spanish coinage. All such coins were stamped "GR" on both sides and all are scarce to rare.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized $4,370

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