Curaçao (Dutch Caribbean). Brits Bestuur. Zilveren driekantje van 3 reaal zonder jaartal (ca. 1815) met vijfbladig rozet
Silver triangle of 3 real, without year, struck for Curaçao (British administration around 1815).
The coin is of a beautiful quality.
The stamp is of very good quality, which makes it very rare.
The original coin is a Spanish 8 Reals struck in Mexico City mint under Charles IV between 1791 and 1802.
Material: Ag 903/1000
Weight: 4.56 grams
Particularity: 1/5 of a cut Spanish (Mexico mint) 8 reals, with a round countermark (C3) with a flower (double strike).
These pieces were issued under the administration of Governor Lauffer (1799-1803). A so-called Spanish Mat, or a Bust or Pillar dollar, was cut into fives, all to make up for the lack of smaller coins. In this way 5 'triangles' were created that were put into circulation for 3 Reals or 18 stuivers. The name the 'natives' gave to these pieces was 'guillotino'. They were also referred to as such in publications. The name is directly derived from the word 'guillotine', the device that was used in abundance in France during the Revolution.