New Lanark & Blantyre Reales

 

More Reales! These the ones kept at New Lanark, overstamped with the mark of those mills.

As we saw the other day, Blantyre had them too during the early 19th Century. Here’s another example.

BLANTYRE WORKS in a circle around 5/- in a circle. The countermark exists on a dollar of Ferdinand VII, 1814, and is unusual in that the mark is low down over the date, which is nearly obliterated; the coin was struck at Guadalajara (Pl. XXXVI, 19). It was exhibited by the late Mr. Duncan S. Napier at the Society’s meeting held on 30th November 1929, and was sold with his collection in 1954.

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