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½ Escalin

Features

Country Haiti
Type Common coin
Year 1802
Value 1/2 Escalin (3/8)
Metal Silver
Weight 15 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 21
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Standing figure facing, flanked by fasces and liberty cap on pole

Lettering: REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Translation: French Republic

Reverse

Denomination

Lettering:
COLONIES DE SAINT DOMINGUES
DEMY ESCALIN

Translation:
Colonies of Santo-Domingue
Half Escalin

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Authorized by the Ordinance of 15 Nivose An X (January 5, 1802) issued by then Governor Toussaint Louverture, the present issue was struck in Santo Domingo and commissioned (per Zay, based on a contemporary report by General Kerverseau) to a French citizen named Tixier. Some researchers including Estrella and Lissade have proposed a probable European (English) origin for the dies, due to their relative high engraving quality. Mintage figures for this issue remain unknown.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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