Spain 1759-M J 2 reales

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Courtesy Marti Hervera Subastas Numismaticas
Shown is a Spanish two reales struck in 1759 at the Madrid mint. Assayer J is recorded for the only the year 1759. For this year, two reales in the names of both Ferdinand VI and Charles II were struck. This specimen was auctioned by Marti Hervera in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3, 2011, where it sold for 140 euro (about US$231 including buyer's fees). The catalog description reads:
"2 Reales. 1759. MADRID. J. MUY ESCASA. MBC+. (two reales of 1759, Madrid mint, J., very scarce, choice very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10456, Cal-1288, KM 388.1.


  • 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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