1 Shilling / 1½ Real Type VII Countermak

Features

Issuer El Salvador
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1873
Value 1 Shilling / 1½ Real (1.5)
Currency Real (1828-1889)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, countermarked
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 75459
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 78
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

Type VII mark: 1873 Arms on Engish sterling coins. Value in Reales was determined through the actual silver content. Actual design of mark is the same as Type V. These are called Type VII due to the mix of host coins and stamp used.

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

Host coin United Kingdom KM#666

English coins were ordered cuntermarked with the same coat of arms counterpunch to certify their legitimacy, following the September 28, 1868 decree.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1873)  Host years 1816-1820.

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