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Very Rare Castle Comer Colliery Countermarked Dollar

Triton XVIII, Lot: 1768. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IRELAND, Countermarked coinage. Kilkenny. Castle Comer Colliery. AR Dollar (41mm, 26.63 g). Countermarked circa 1804-1806 by Anne, Countess of Ormonde. PAYABLE · AT · CASTLE · COMER · COLLIERY · around 5s,,5d within a tuliped oval border; all within serrated oval cartouche on a 1796 Mo FM 8 Real of Carlos IV of Spain. W.A.. Seaby, “Castle Comer Tokens: An Inquiry” in BNJ 34 (1965), pl. XV, 3 (this coin); Manville 108 (this coin cited); KM 145. Host coin Fine, countermark VF, toned. Very rare.

From the Jonathan K. Kern Collection. Ex W.E. McLaughlin (Dix, Noonan, & Webb 89, 29 September 2010), lot 1944, purchased from Baldwin’s, 1987; Glendining (14 December 1967), lot 249; Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin 474 (November 1957), no. 7356; D.S. Napier Collection (Glendining, 30 May 1956), lot 299; R.F. Peltzer Collection (Glendining, 20 June 1927), lot 237.

For another extremely rare countermarked issue, see lot 1747.