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.