Holey Dollar NSW 1813/13
ID: 975

DESCRIPTION: Holey Dollar 1813 NSW. Struck on a Mexico 8 Reales 1805TH Charles IIII (Mira/Noble 1805/13). Ex Howard D. Gibbs (H.M.F Schulman Sale New York November 1960) and Arthur Chesser collections (UK), and Coinworks by private treaty. Lovely old steel purple/green/grey tone on a mint state host coin, with traces of mint lustre. Amazingly, the Obverse denticles, fleur de lis, leaves and the H (for Henshell - the maker) in the counterstamp are as struck with full detail and well centred. Detail on the Reverse New South Wales 1813 is again sharp and clear with full denticles. A superb example that has perhaps the best eye appeal of any Holey Dollar we have seen. The Finest Known and the only such example in mint state condition. A superb Colonial rarity of the highest importance.