Spain 1721-M A 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a Spanish two reales struck in 1721 at the Madrid mint. This type was struck at Madrid 1716-25, 1730, 1735-40. Simillar two reales were struck at Segovia (KM 297), Cuenca (KM 308) and Seville (KM 307). The Spanish two reales was reduced from .903 fine to .833 fine in 1754 but the Latin American two reales was not similarly debased.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.1965 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-8720, Cal-1247, KM 296.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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