1 Shilling / 1½ Real Type VII Countermark


Issuer El Salvador
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1873
Value 1 Shilling / 1½ Real (1.5)
Currency Real (1808-1888)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled, countermarked
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 75460
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 79
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


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.


Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom


Host coin United Kingdom KM#687

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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