½ Dollar Counterstamped

Features

Issuer Puerto Rico
King Alfonso XII (1874-1885)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1884
Value ½ Dollar (0.50)
Currency Countermarked coinage (fleur-de-lys, 1884-1894)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1894
Number N# 25330
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 10
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Countermark on U.S. Seated Liberty ½ dollar, KM#68.

Lettering: 1846

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
O
HALF DOL.

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1884)  Host Date 1839-1866

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