4 Shillings 1½ Pence Type I countermark on French 1 Écu

Features

Issuer Tortola (British Virgin Islands)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1801
Value 4 Shillings 1½ Pence
Currency Tortola Dollar - Act of 1801 (1801-1825)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 10.80 g
Diameter 41 mm
Shape Half circle
Technique Countermarked, cut
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
157382

Obverse

Countermark over cut French 1 Écu piece, which has a bust facing left and surrounded by legend.

Script: Latin

Lettering: TORTOLA

Translation: [Louis XV, with God's grace, King of France and Navarre]

Reverse

Cut French 1 Écu piece, which has a crowned shield surrounded by legend.

Script: Latin

Lettering: [SIT] NOMEN · DOMINI · [BENEDICTUM]

Translation: [Blessed be the name of the Lord]

Edge

Inscription in relief

Script: Latin

Lettering: [DOMINE · SALVUM · FAC · REGEM]

Translation: [Lord, save the French King]

Comments

Countermark on a 1/2 cut of French 1 Écu; the countermark may either appear on the obverse or reverse.

Only two examples are known.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1801)  Host coin dates from 1726 to 1741

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