Spain 1759-M JB 2 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 2295
The specimen shown was lot 2295 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 52 euros (about $86 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1759. Madrid. JB. 2 reales. Escasa. MBC-. (Two reales of 1759, Madrid mint; scarce, about Very Fine.)
This type was issued at Seville and Madrid 1754-59. The minors, especially one and two reales, are much more common than the pesos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .833 fine silver, .181 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10455, KM 386.1, Cal. 485.


  • 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.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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