Mexico 1731-Mo F 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a silver cob two reales struck at Mexico City the year before the conversion to milled coinage. Specimens with clear dates are unusual. This type is separated from KM 35, struck 1701-28, by its lower fineness; the earlier issues were .931 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 grams, .917 fine silver, .200 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 35a, Cayón-8805.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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