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Popular 1758 Jamaica GR Counterstamp on Lima Half Real

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Jamaica. (1758) five pence, GR countermark on Lima 1758 JM 1/2 real. F-15 (NGC). A very popular West Indies countermark issue, made for circulation in the British colony of Jamaica at the height of the French and Indian and Seven Years Wars. The assigned grade seems unduly harsh, as the wear is light and the overall detail compares favorably with VFs I've had in the past. The obverse countermark shows a good clear GR (short for Georgius Rex) within a circular cartouche, while the reverse mark is somewhat truncated at the top. The surfaces are an attractive glossy deep gray that offers a good contrast with the lighter devices. A little mark is present under E of QUE on the obverse, others are not worthy of remark. Considering the centrality of Jamaica's role in the American theatre of the Seven Years War for the Royal Navy, it would not be surprising if some of these coins ended up in American ports. Jamaica continued to be an important port of call for American ships in the West Indies, both legal ships and those on the other side of the law.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3606094006

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Jamaica. (1758) five pence, GR countermark on Lima 1758 JM 1/2 real. F-15 (NGC). A very popular West Indies countermark issue, made for circulation in the British colony of Jamaica at the height of the French and Indian and Seven Years Wars. The assigned grade seems unduly harsh, as the wear is light and the overall detail compares favorably with VFs I've had in the past. The obverse countermark shows a good clear GR (short for Georgius Rex) within a circular cartouche, while the reverse mark is somewhat truncated at the top. The surfaces are an attractive glossy deep gray that offers a good contrast with the lighter devices. A little mark is present under E of QUE on the obverse, others are not worthy of remark. Considering the centrality of Jamaica's role in the American theatre of the Seven Years War for the Royal Navy, it would not be surprising if some of these coins ended up in American ports. Jamaica continued to be an important port of call for American ships in the West Indies, both legal ships and those on the other side of the law.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade F15
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Circulated
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 3606094006

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