Of the 300+ Holey Dollars that are known to exist approximately eight of those survived with the date of 1792 struck on a Mexico City Mint Eight Reales of King Charles IIII. Even though every counterstamp of a New South Wales Holey Dollar is dated 1813 these were actually struck in 1814.
In 1829 a final recall of all the Holey Dollars and the Dumps took place and were demonetised. Documentation shows that 27 161 'Ring Dollars' and 10 103 Dumps were deposited in the Military Chest on 24th September 1829.
Not listed in the Mira catalogue the five shillings we have on offer features well struck countermarks a weak as usual 'H' initial (William Henshall) light toning graded very fine. The countermarks are good very fine) and rare especially in this condition.
- Old Tasmanian Collection
- Noble Numismatics sale 50 lot #1342 sold for $24 000
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