Just My 1801 2 Reales Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by TheNickelGuy, May 22, 2022.

  1. TheNickelGuy

    TheNickelGuy Yippie I Oh



    1801 Silver Two Reales from the Mexico City Mint

    A nice and original silver coin struck at the Mexico City Mint with Mo mint mark and a assayers initials of F T for Francisco Arance Cobos and Tomas Butron Miranda.
    Attractive gray tone with a bit of extra metal (a die chip?) in the U of CAROLUS. There is a slight rim bruise at 9:00 on the reverse, not at all unusual for these bigger coins that saw a lot of circulation.
    Just a bit bigger than a modern a U.S. silver quarter, this "two bit" coin was legal tender in the U.S. until 1857.
    The 1801 is listed as KM# 91 in the "Krause/Mishler Standard Catalog of World Coins" (1801-1900).

    Someday I hope to get one of those nicer examples of the El Cazador shipwreck in the 8 reales denomination.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin,speaking of that here's mine,got it for $100 on the bay.It has a dark pinta but overall excellent details for being underwater for 100+ years. Screenshot_20220312-201556_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20220312-201545_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20220312-201551_Chrome.jpg
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  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I have a 1783 4 Reales coin. Try as I may I could not get the coin to download. Thanks for sharing yours I like it.
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  5. Bardolph

    Bardolph Active Member

    No mintmark? It's right after the X of REX
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Sorry, too lazy to take it out of the flip. 1798 1 reale.
  7. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    Actually this is a half reale. I have one like it from 1789. The one reales have 1R written there instead.
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    OK ty good to know. Since there wasn't 1/2 or half on there, etc.
    I changed the label on the flip.
    Last edited: May 26, 2022
  9. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    My 1 reale from Mexico 1779 and 1/2 reale from Lima Peru 1805. DSCN1750~2.JPG DSCN1751~2.JPG DSCN1516~3.JPG DSCN1517~3.JPG
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