Spain 1828-M AJ 2 reales
This specimen was lot 911 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $544.50. The catalog description noted, "SPAIN, Reino de España. Fernando VII. Second reign, 1813-1833. AR 2 Reales. Madrid mint. Antonio Rafael Narváez and José Duro Carcés, assayers. Dated 1828 M AJ. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Choice lightly toned gem uncirculated. Highest graded for the date. Purchased from Frank Lapa, February 1967." This type was struck in Madrid (shown here) 1814-33, in Seville 1815-33 and in Cadiz 1810-12. Lower in fineness than contemporary Latin American issues, they were discounted in international trade. Tho priced fairly cheaply in the SCWC, this type is very difficult to find at U. S. coin shows.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .812 fine silver, this specimen Ø25 mm, 6.04 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 460.2.
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- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.