La Rioja 1842-R 2 reales

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 23522
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This specimen was lot 23522 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $747.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"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.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 12 (filed under La Rioja).


  • [1]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.

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