Countermarked Coin for use in Tobago

c. 1797

Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum
London, United Kingdom

A silver 8 reales Charles IV coin. The front shows a portrait of Charles IV facing right. The back features a crowned shield between pillars, historical Spanish coat of arms. The coin has had an octagonal hole punched through the centre. This coin was produced as general circulation coinage in Mexico and has a Mexico City mint mark, but was countermarked for circulation in Tobago.


  • Title: Countermarked Coin for use in Tobago
  • Date Created: c. 1797
  • Location Created: Mexico
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 x 2 x 15 mm, 22.79 g
  • Type: coin (countermarked)
  • Medium: silver
  • Place of Issue: Mexico Mint

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