Two main circular dies were prepared for the operation, both sized 11mm thus the size of a ½ Escudo coin: they bear the usual Ceiba Tree design with the value 1. " flanking it and the circular legend "HABILITADA EN COSTA RICA JB (for assayer Juan Barth).The other side of the countermark was applied using the obverse die of the CAR 1/2 Escudo 1846 CR-JB. " dies were used to countermark the 1 and 4 Reales cobs, while the "2. Dies were used on the 2 and 8 Reales cobs. In addition, an additional stamp with the value of "4" or "8" was applied on the coins of 4 and 8 Reales respectively. Both of these higher denomination base coins are very rare with the counterstamp, with the 4 Reales probably the more elusive of the two (hardly surprising since the 4 Reales type is the scarcest denomination for the cob series to begin with). Worn and/or holed coins are the norm. The item "VERY RARE SILVER COB 4 REALES COSTA RICA 1846 ON 4 REALES GUATEMALA COUNTERMARK" is in sale since Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Costa Rica". The seller is "powernaturallife" and is located in Vigo.This item can be shipped worldwide.