Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Characteristics from Design A, Type B
  • Identification Code: mpc2r-ab
  • General: Round shape
  • Obverse: Similar design as Design A, Type A Two pillars of Hercules with capitals on the top, both pillars are cut by three horizontal lines, providing three rows of legends in three parts. In the center of the first row appears the denomination value "2" with "L" at left and "M" at right; in the second row appers "PLV", "SVL" and "TRA"; in the third row appears "M", year and "L".
  • Reverse: Similar design as Design A, Type A Dentacles beading with no rim. Allegorical spanish arms created by Jerusalem potent cross, which lions and castles appear alternately inside each cuadrant. Each quadrant is closed by arcs. On the left and right of the cross, appears "L" and "M". In the top and bottom of the cross appears "2".
  • Note: These cob coins belongs to the Adaptation group
  • Composition: Silver
  • Weight: 4.5 - 5.8 Grams
  • Identification Code: mpc2r-ab05v9
  • Date: 1817
  • Mintage: Unknown.
  • Minter: Royal Mint Caracas
  • Note: Variety "h" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse with M-L / L-M. Reverse with M-L.
    Potent #4
    Lion #4
    Castle #4
    Arches #3
    Capitals #2
    Waves #23
Identification in other catalogs
NOTE: The piece identification from the Standard Catalog of World Coin (SCWC) used in this website is updated to: 1801-1900 (7th edition - 2013), 1901-2000 (40th edition - 2013) and 2001-2019 (13th edition - 2019)
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