La Rioja 1842-R 2 reales
"La Rioja. 2 Reales 1842R, XF45 NGC, attractively toned and well-struck, light scratch across the obverse. Very scarce type in this grade and a handsome design featuring General Rosas."This type struck in Argentina 1842 only and much scarcer than the SCWC indicates. A similar design was used on gold two escudos (KM 13) and gold eight escudos (KM 14). The SCWC warns against deceptive counterfeits.
Catalog reference: KM 12 (filed under La Rioja).
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.