Discussion in 'World Coins' started by moneditis, Jan 19, 2015.
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That's a good looking coin.
Are you familiar with a "cross" chop mark?
Potosi (Upper Peru, now Bolivia), 1769, assayers JR.
Guatemala, 1756, assayer J.
Mexico City, 1734/3, assayers MF.
Lima (Peru), 1760, assayers JM.
I looked through a large group of fake portrait 8 reales last year and noted that the 'stressed planchets' were reproduced in some of the fakes. However, the edges of the cracks were smoother and rather than deep fissures, they were quite shallow. So close inspection is a must.
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Beautiful selection 8 reales you have there. You have a good eye.
I have not added anything major in this area for a while, but I did manage to find this 1 real 1762 from Guatemala a while back. I wanted a Guatemala mint minor as they seem to be quite scarce.
Likewise, good to see you are still here Eduard. Great 1762 1 real, hard to find a nice Guatemala minor without a hole in it. In fact that's one of the nicest for that date to show up in auction for years. Jose Herrero, I think.
26,89 g Mint: Lima (point over one L)
@moneditis Those are some fantastic Reyes Catolicos pieces!
Totally forgot about this thread. Here are some additions since the last time I posted.
Ducaton 1668 Carlos II Amberes
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