Two Rare Central American Republic Issues
CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC, State of El Salvador.
|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 934. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1823-1839. AR 2 Reales (4.15 g, 12h). Dated 1828. • POR LA LIBERTAD • SALV 10 Dṣ 20 Cṣ, gorro figio
set on column; the whole set on waves; 2. R. across field / • MONEDA PROVISIONAL • F • P • 1828, erupting volcano (Izalco) set on waves. KM 5.1. EF, lightly toned. Very rare.
Formed in 1770, the volcano Izalco erupted almost continuously until it ceased in 1958. Because of these regular eruptions, it earned the nickname Faro del Pacifico (Lighthouse of the Pacific), becoming the most recognizable icon of El Salvador and serving as one of the design-types for its coinage.