1064677 | AZORES. António I.
(Claimant, 1580-1583). (1580-83) ND AR 2 Tostão. PCGS AU50 Counter mark - AU Details.
(Falcon). Countermark over host coin's shield of arms /
Cross. Gomes-An26.01 (On Gomes E-50.07 Tostão host coin) .
The falcon countermark on this Tostão is a falcon ("açor" in Portuguese) which became a symbol of the Azores. The falcon was the mintmark of the Angra do Heroísmo mint and later was used as a countermark to indicate that Portuguese coinage struck outside of the Azores was valid for circulation there. . The counterstamp application doubled the value of this host denomination.
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