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Lot 1128    SESSION 5 (7.30PM TUESDAY 19TH NOV)    Holey Dollars & Dumps

Estimate $225,000
Current Bid $135,000
Bidding Closes 19 Nov 17:30

NEW SOUTH WALES, five shillings or holey dollar, 1813, countermarked on each side in a circle surrounding a central hole (16mm) pierced through a Charles IIII Mexico City Mint eight reales 1809 T.H. (Mira-Noble 1805/22, die I/6: A/2). Well struck countermarks, extremely fine, host coin very fine or better and attractively toned bluish grey with darker highlights, weakness at 5 o'clock during manufacture, a most attractive holey dollar with a long provenance.

Ex W.J. Davis Collection, Sotheby's 1901 (lot 693); Dr Hubert Peck Collection, Sotheby's 29 October 1920 (lot 172); Virgil M. Brand Collection; John J. Ford Collection in 1954, Stacks 13 January 2004 (lot 793) and Coinworks in June 2015.

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