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Coins from the Province of Caracas : 0.25 Real : 1802 : Design A, Type A

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Obverse

Piece mpc0.25r-aa01 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mpc0.25r-aa01.

Reverse

Piece mpc0.25r-aa01 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mpc0.25r-aa01.

Characteristics

  • Date: 1802
  • General: Circular shape with plain edge.
  • Obverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. In the center, inside a laurel wreath, a lion holding a dotted or solid oval, with a cross within, which represents the Caracas Arms. In the top, a five points Royal Crowns. Around the perimeter, the legends "CARACAS", "AÑO DE" and the year in the bottom.
  • Reverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. In the top, interlaced trigram with the letters "VNZ" which represents Venezuela. On the top, the ammount "1/4" with each side a laurel wreath ended in the middle of the field.
  • Circulation: This was a royalist coinage.
  • Note: Due to the poor quality of coin minting for that time, the coins classified here contains design variations but mantain the same elements.

Issues

SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
C2mpc0.25r-aa01180213,666Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. "AÑO D" and Large "0"Detail x
N/Lmpc0.25r-aa01v21802(Inc. above)Variety "b" according to Thomas Stohr. "AÑO D" and Small "0"Detail x
N/Lmpc0.25r-aa01v31802(Inc. above)Variety "c" according to Thomas Stohr. "AÑO DE" and Small "0"Detail x

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