1063814 | GREAT BRITAIN. George III. (King, 1760-1820). (1797-99) AR Dollar. NGC AU55 C/S: Unc Strong. Oval countermark with head of George III. CAROLUS • IIII • DEI • G •. Laureate bust right / • HISPANIARUM • REX •. Crowned arms of Castile and Leon. KM 432.2 (Host coin); SCBC-3765A; ESC-1851 (Prev. ESC-135).
Struck over a 1778-S CF Seville Mint 8 Reales; rare host type, especially so with a Charles III issue. An exceptionally sharp counterstamp.
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Counterstamped during a shortage of silver specie, this issue gained the name "the head of a fool on the neck of an ass" from an unimpressed populace.