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Jamaica. (1758) 5 pence GR countermark on 1758-JM Lima 1/2 real. Pridmore-8. VF-30 (NGC).

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Jamaica. (1758) 5 pence GR countermark on 1758-JM Lima 1/2 real. Pridmore-8. VF-30 (NGC).

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Jamaica. (1758) 5 pence GR countermark on 1758-JM Lima 1/2 real. Pridmore-8. VF-30 (NGC). A nice example of this historic type, produced especially for circulation on Jamaica during the Seven Years War. Called the French and Indian War in North America, the conflict saw Jamaica's population swell with English troops and the American merchants happy to help them; some 164 Royal Navy vessels were stationed at Jamaica in 1758, mostly to help protect American shipping. The population explosion meant that small change became much more acutely needed than before, and hundreds of thousands of Pillar coins of all denominations were stamped GR for local circulation. The smaller denominations tend to be more numerous today, though most have seen serious wear and heavy handling during their day. This one is still very sharp, with appealing glossy dark gray surfaces and lighter devices. The incuse obverse mark shows a bit of old encrustation; the convex reverse mark retains excellent detail. A charming example of this historic coinage.

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011009

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Jamaica. (1758) 5 pence GR countermark on 1758-JM Lima 1/2 real. Pridmore-8. VF-30 (NGC). A nice example of this historic type, produced especially for circulation on Jamaica during the Seven Years War. Called the French and Indian War in North America, the conflict saw Jamaica's population swell with English troops and the American merchants happy to help them; some 164 Royal Navy vessels were stationed at Jamaica in 1758, mostly to help protect American shipping. The population explosion meant that small change became much more acutely needed than before, and hundreds of thousands of Pillar coins of all denominations were stamped GR for local circulation. The smaller denominations tend to be more numerous today, though most have seen serious wear and heavy handling during their day. This one is still very sharp, with appealing glossy dark gray surfaces and lighter devices. The incuse obverse mark shows a bit of old encrustation; the convex reverse mark retains excellent detail. A charming example of this historic coinage.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service NGC
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011009

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