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Coins from the Province of Caracas : 2 Reales : 1818 BS : Design B, Type A

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Obverse

Piece mpc2r-ba02v9 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ba02v9: Coin from the Province of Caracas. 2 Reales. Design B, Type A. Date 1818 BS. Variety #9
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

Reverse

Piece mpc2r-ba02v9 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mpc2r-ba02v9: Coin from the Province of Caracas. 2 Reales. Design B, Type A. Date 1818 BS. Variety #9
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

Characteristics

  • Date: 1818 BS
  • General: Circular shape.
  • Obverse: Dentacles beading with no rim. 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 "2", in the second row appers "PLV", "SVL" and "TRA"; in the third row appears "B.", year and "S." (B.S. means the engraver Bartolomé Salinas). In the bottom appears "CARACAS" and below some wavelines which represents the sea.
  • Reverse: 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 "F" and "7", meaning Ferdinand VII. In the top and bottom of the cross appears "2".
  • Common name: Morillera
  • Circulation: This was a royalist coinage.

Issues

SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
C6.1mpc2r-ba021818 BS777,000Variety "a" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Large date.
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #2
Detail x
C6.2mpc2r-ba02v21818 BS(Inc. above)Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Reverse: Lion/Castle transposed
Waves #4
Castle #2
Lion #3
Arches #5
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v31818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "b" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Medium date.
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v41818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "c" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "TRA". Large date.
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #3
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v51818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "d" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Medium date.
Waves #3
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #3
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v61818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "e" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "TRA". "S.B" instead of "B.S.".
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v71818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "f" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA".
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #4
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v81818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "g" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". "S.B" instead of "B.S."
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #2
Arches #4
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v91818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "h" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA".
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #3
Arches #2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v101818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "i" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "TRA". "S.B" instead of "B.S."
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #3
Arches #2
Detail x
N/Lmpc2r-ba02v111818 BS(Inc. above)Variety "j" according to Thomas Stohr. Obverse: without "A" in "PLV-SVL-TRA". Large "7".
Waves #4
Castle #1
Lion #4
Arches #3
Detail x

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